Saturday, June 9, 2007

Friday, August 23, 1946

                 W  L  Pct GB
Wenatchee ..... 77 49 .602 —
Salem ......... 68 55 .553 7½
Tacoma ........ 69 56 .552 7½
Bremerton ..... 65 53 .551 8
Yakima ........ 58 62 .483 16
Spokane ....... 50 63 .442 20½
Vancouver ..... 53 67 .442 21
Victoria ...... 44 79 .358 31½

VANCOUVER [Clancy Loranger, News-Herald, August 24]—Everybody, except of course Bremerton Bluejackets, is happy about the current Vancouver Capilanos’ winning streak, which now stands at six straight following last night’s relatively easy 9-3 triumph over (Very) Sad Sam Gibson’s men at Cap Stadium.
Leading the happiness department are the lads who comprise the Cap pitching staff, especially the fellows like Jim Hedgecock, who pitched their heart out at the start of the year, but who picked up mostly losses for their efforts.
You can take it from Jim, life is much sweeter for the present hustling ball club, which can’t seem to do a thing wrong, behind you. A few figures in that “win” column don’t do a man any harm either, and last night’s triumph, the fifth straight for the easy-going lefthander, gave him a 9-11 mark for the season.
Hedgecock ran into trouble on a couple of occasions last night, but there was a time when a Vancouver chucker needed to make just one mistake to lose a ball game.
For the first time, Jim hit Hooks DeVaurs with a southpaw slant, then big Bill Barisoff, the league’s home run king, parked a record-breaking four master into Sixth Avenue. It was No. 38 for Barisoff, and broke Mory Abbott’s league mark.
But just to let Hedgecock know he wasn’t alone, the Caps roared back in their half of the first with three runs, two singles, two walks and Charley Mead’s double doing the damage.
Reggie Clarkson, who continued his lusty clouting with three blows, slammed out a round-tripper in the second to make is 4-3.
Then when Bremerton shoved another counter in the fifth on a single, an error, a balk and an infield hit, to move within one run, our lads set to work again to widen the gap.
They climbed aboard the offerings of Beak Federmeyer for four counters in the seventh, and added another for luck in the eighth to let Hedgecock sail home.
Hunk Anderson and Ronnie Bryant will be out to pad their winning percentages tonight, when the Brownies will attempt [to sweep the] eight game series from the Bluejackets by taking both ends of a doubleheader.
The season’s record crowd is expected, so you better bring your camp stools just in case. First game is at 7:30.
[WIL notes: Clarkson was a triple shy of the cycle … DeVaurs was on base every time up, adding three singles to his grazing by Hedgecock … Ray Orteig and Al Kretchmar joined Mead in plating a pair of Capilanos]
Bremerton ....... 200 010 000—3 9 0
Vancouver ...... 310 000 41x—9 11 1
Federmeyer and Volpi; Hedgecock and Brenner.

VICTORIA [Colonist, August 24]—Playing scintillating defensive ball behind the brilliant hurling of Tony Ferrara, who turned in his best mound effort of the season here, Victoria Athletics turned back the Wenatchee Chiefs, 5-3, at Royal Athletic Park last night to register their first win of the series after three defeats.
Ferrara gave up one run in the second with Williams’ screaming double following a walk to Stetter and two in the fourth when Haskell homered with one aboard put pitched shutout ball from there. He got out of a bad jam in the fifth and then struck out the dangerous Dick Adams with two on in the ninth to end the game. Ferrara also contributed to his own cause with two great putouts at first base.
Held at bay by Chuck Cronin for the first four innings, the A’s hit the slim righthander hard in the latter stages to take the verdict.
Ed Murphy, who drove in there runs with as many hits, doubled the first two Victoria runs over in the fourth. Stumpf’s single scored the tying marker in the sixth. Winning run scored in the seventh after two were out when Cherry doubled and Hughes cracked a hard single through the centre. Murphy’s single accounted for the fifth run in the sixth.
DIAMOND DUST: With both clubs playing heads up baseball, last night’s game was the best played of the series. Sparkling defensive play was a feature with Dunn, Marionetti and Ferrara for the A’s and Pesut and Wasley for the Chiefs coming up with some neat work … Wenatchee has been steady defensively throughout the series, being charged with only one bobble in the four games … Tommy Musgrave will likely hurl the afternoon game today for Victoria with JoeVivaldi on the opposition mound. Eddie Greene will probably hook up with Bob Jensen tonight and another great duel is expected … A new attendance mark for the season seems to be in prospect for “Bob Jensen Night” with almost all reserved seats already sold ... Wenatchee received a rude blow yesterday when the Sacramento Solons, hard pressed for catching help, recalled Eddie Fitzgerald, top receiver in the W.I.B.L. … Vancouver Capilanos play a five-game series here starting Monday with a double-header billed Wednesday night.
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VICTORIA - Ed Murphy drove in three runs with as many hits as the Victoria Athletics took a Thursday night WIL contest, 5-3, over the Wenatchee Chiefs.
With Wenatchee leading 3-0, Murphy doubled the first two Victoria runs over in the fourth. Bob Stumpf's single scored the tying run in sixth. The winning run came in seventh after two were out when Bob Cherry doubled and Pete Hughes cracked a sharp single through to centre.
Murphy's single accounted for the fifth run in the eighth.
Tony Ferrara gave up one run in the second on Doug Williams' screaming double following a walk to Glen Stetter. Clyde Haskell homered with one aboard in the fourth.
Ferrara struck out Dick Adams with two base on to end the game.
After the game, the Sacramento Solons recalled catcher Eddie Fitzgerald from Wenatchee.
Wenatchee ...... 010 200 000—3 7 0
Victoria ........... 000 021 11x—5 13 1
Cronin and Pesut; Ferrara and Stumpf.

Tacoma .......... 020 133 001—10 14 3
Salem ............. 000 030 120— 6 10 2
Martin, Gerkin (8) and Kemper; Soderburg, Fallin (6), Gunnarson (6) and Kerr.

Spokane ........ 000 020 020—4 10 2
Yakima .......... 031 100 01x—5 11 2
Faria and Varrelman; Romple and McConnell.

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