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Wenatchee .... 72 47 .605 —
Bremerton .... 63 46 .578 4
Salem ........ 65 50 .565 5
Tacoma ....... 61 53 .535 8½
Yakima ....... 54 59 .478 15
Spokane ...... 48 56 .462 16½
Vancouver .... 46 66 .411 22½
Victoria ..... 42 74 .362 28½
VANCOUVER [Clancy Loranger, News-Herald, August 17]—We got four, but we’re going to try for six.
No, this isn’t a quiz program, it’s our Capilanos we’re talking about. The Brownies, who haven’t been able to do a thing wrong all week, stayed in the groove last night at Cap Stadium, scoring an easy 12-7 win over Salem Senators to hit the four-straight victory bracket for the first time this season.
The folks will be pulling for the locals to make it a clean sweep for the week tonight, when the Senators complete their three-game stint with a doubleheader starting at 7:30.
Alex Palica, who has shown his hot early-season form the last couple of times out, and steady Bob Snyder will be Manager Bill Brenner’s hurling choices against the Solons tonight.
ORTEIG STILL DEADLY
There was never any doubt about last night’s outcome. Ray Orteig (he’s in again) cooking left-hander Ken Wyatt’s goose with a grand-slam homer in the very first frame.
That was the first straight game in which the powerful third sacker has hit for the circuit, and the four-master was his 21st of the season, and his 10th in the last two weeks. It was also his second with the hassocks clogged this week here.
Pete Jonas kept a streak of his own going, too, running his string of victories to four against no setbacks.
CUFF NOTES—It was just a night for records … It was the first time the Vancouver crew has stopped Wyatt his season, and Lou Estes got four for five for the second consecutive night … This same Estes, they say, was on the verge of switching to the Salem last week when Eddie Carnett was recalled and Bill Wright was hurt … Bill Klepper, business manager of the Portland Beavers and guardian of the Senators, came to town with the Solons … Oh yes, another pair of records: said Duke McLeod on the radio “And he slides into third standing up” … And Umpire Jack Rice was seen after the game, signing autographs.
[WILfan notes: Orteig was four-for-five, while Charlie Mead homered over the right field fence and hit two doubles … Dick Wenner brought in five Salem runs with a homer and two singles … Wyatt lasted 2-3rds of an inning, giving up six hits and two walks.]
Salem .............. 003 020 101—7 13 4
Vancouver ....... 614 211 00x—12 10 2
Wyatt, Soderburg (1) and Salmon and Kerr (7); Jonas and Spurgeon.
BREMERTON, Aug. 16—Victoria converted a single, a double, a walk and two errors into three runs in the ninth inning tonight for a 6-4 Western International League baseball victory over Bremerton.
The second was tied 3-3 after a tight, eight inning mound duel between Doug Oliver of Victoria and Joe Sullivan. Bob Cherry started the ninth with a single, moved up on a sacrifice and scored on Beans Marionetti's double. Then Victoria loaded the bases on an error and a walk and Oliver drove in the two clincher runs on a grounder that the third baseman muffed.
But Oliver failed to last until the game's end. He was relieved after walking two Bluejackets in the last of the ninth. A single off his successor, Swede Jensen, drove in the final Bremerton run, but Jensen struck out Bill Barisoff, the league's leading home run hitter, with two aboard.
Bob Paulson homered for Victoria in the fifth with no one on.
Victoria ............ 001 010 013—6 7 3
Bremerton ........ 020 010 001—4 7 3
Oliver, Jensen (9) and Paulson; Sullivan and Volpi.
Yakima .............. 101 000 23—7 13 21
Wenatchee ........ 022 000 02—6 10 2
Strait, McHugh (8) and McConnell; Vivalda, Babbitt (7) and Fitzgerald.
Yakima .............. 000 002 423—11 14 3
Wenatchee ........ 401 000 100—6 8 1
Kralovich, McHugh (1) and McConnell; Green, Orphan (7) and Pesut.
Spokane ......... 002 000 1— 3 9 2
Tacoma .......... 370 053 x—18 19 2
Hallbourg and Clifford; Hedington and Kuper
Spokane .......... 7
Tacoma ........... 8
Saturday, June 9, 2007
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