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Salem ........ 50 28 .641 —
Bremerton .... 42 27 .609 3½
Wenatchee .... 49 32 .605 2½
Tacoma ....... 41 31 .569 6
Spokane ...... 33 33 .500 11
Yakima ....... 31 42 .425 16½
Vancouver .... 25 48 .342 22½
Victoria ..... 24 54 .308 26
VANCOUVER [Clancy Loranger, News-Herald, July 11]—Umpire Amby Moran missed a chance to make a big hero out of himself last night at Cap Stadium.
Vancouver Capilanos and Salem Senators had completed six innings in their W.I.L. tilt; the locals were leading, 2-1, and it was raining hard.
Amby might have called the game and gained the undying devotion of the faithful, but Ambrose Jason is first and foremost an honest man; he thinks everybody should get an even break. So the game went on, and Salem, better mudders, went on to a 4-2 victory.
In the seventh Vern Reynolds hit one into Sixth Avenue with one on, and Woody Salmon slapped another one a mile or so in the eighth to sew it up for the visitors. It was their second straight win over the Caps, who just couldn’t do much with the offerings of burly Bill Schubel, the Salem chucker, last night.
Tonight Ted Gullic’s hirelings will attempt to make it three in a row, and the league leaders’ choice to stop our lads will be Carl Gunnarson, the former Vancouver hurler who went to the Salems via Portland Beavers. The ex-Norvan southpaw has a record something like 9 and 4, so he’ll take a little beating.
BRENNER GETS HOMER
The Solons got their first jump last night, when long George Vico singled off Hunk Anderson’s shin to score Duane Crawford, who had walked and gone to third on Reynolds’ single. That was in the third, and Bill Brenner, who got back in the catching harness after a long layoff, squared it in our half of the fourth with the first four-bagger of the game.
A freak single by Manager Eddie Carnett put the Brownies in front in the fifth. Reg. Clarkson, who had doubled, went to third when Salem’s Walt Flager juggled Al Kretchmar’s ground ball. Carnett then bounced a ball high in front of the plate. It came down, eventually, hit the edge of the grass, and stopped dead on the baseline while a pair of Salem men waited for it to roll foul. It didn’t, and Reg scored.
And that’s the way it stood when Moran, the honest man, made his decision.
CUFF NOTES—Bob Snyder, who has developed into one of the Caps’ top flingers, will toe the mound in opposition to Gunnarson tonight …There’ll be a new deal Saturday … the afternoon game has ben eliminated, and the two clubs will play a doubleheader, starting at 7:30 … Gene Hanson, the other man in blue this week, is a former House of David player … Moran, by the way, is just helping the W.I.L. out this week, but he’s willing to go to work steady, Mr. Abel.
WILfan note: Crawford had a four-for-four night, all singles .. Clarkson and Ray Orteig accounted for half of Vancouver’s hit total with a pair each … both Anderson and Schubel struck out six.
Salem ............... 001 000 210—4 10 1
Vancouver ......... 001 010 000—2 8 0
Schubel and Salmon; Anderson and Brenner.
WENATCHEE — Pitcher Joe Vivalda notched his thirteenth victory of the season here as the Wenatchee Chiefs edged out Spokane's Indians 3 to 2 for their second win in the current league series.
With the score tied at one-all in the last of the seventh, Glen Stetter homered for Wenatchee with a mate aboard to provide the winning margin.
Spokane ......... 000 000 110—2 10 0
Wenatchee ..... 100 000 20x—3 5 0
Mehrens, Pakmus (7) and Paglia; Vivalda, Babbitt (8) and Fitzgerald.
VICTORIA, July 10—In a three-hour slugfest, Victoria Athletics edged out Tacoma Tigers 14-13.
Doug Oliver, making his first home appearance on the mound for the cellar-dwelling Athletics, put the salt on the Tigers' tail in the seventh inning when he smacked a long triple to bring in runs by Bill Dunn and Neil Clifford and break a 9-9 tie. The A's went to bat in the seventh inning trailing 9-6, but walks to Ed Murphy and Pete Hughes and hits for Bob Cherry and Dunn evened the score.
Then Clifford was purposely passed by Cy Greenlaw, pitching for Tacoma, to leave two on base and two men out. Oliver's wallop upset Tacoma's strategy.
Victoria added three more in the eighth and was only threatened in the first half of the ninth when Tacoma knocked Oliver out of the box and piled in four runs, helped along by errors by Murphy and Dunn. The game ended with the tying run on third base when Beans Marionetti, playing second, took a hot grounder from Hank Valle and threw the Tiger left fielder out at first bae. Marionetti homered in the fifth to bring in three runs.
Tacoma ............ 002 124 004—13 14 3
Victoria ............ 010 230 053—14 11 4
Greenlaw, Sostre (8) and Kuper; Oliver, Blankenship (9) and Clifford, Paulson.
BREMERTON, July 10—A home town boy came back from the major leagues to pitch Bremerton into second place in the Western International league.
Joe Sullivan, pitching his first game for Bremerton after previously having performed in the American league, turned back Yakima 11-1 in the second game of a double-header to put the Bluejackets a fraction of a game ahead of Wenatchee in the tight league race.
Yakima's only run off him was the result of Harlond Clift's homer in the fourth. It was Clift's second homer of the day.
Bremerton won the seven-inning first game 9 to 8 as Joe Gedzius' final inning single drove in two runs. It overcame an 8-7 deficit as the Stars racked up six runs in the fourth inning.
Yakima ............. 101 600 0—8 8 1
Bremerton ......... 302 200 2—9 10 1
Strait, Simon, Yaylian and McConnell; Kittle and Volpi.
Yakima .......... 000 100 000— 1 4 2
Bremerton ...... 003 020 33x—11 12 0
McHugh, Kasepchuk (8) and Gibb; Sullivan and Volpi.
Rainiers Must Rehire Three Vets
SEATTLE, July 10—A Seattle baseball club official said today that the United States service office had instructed the management that three former played were entitled to re-employment as ex-servicemen.
Vice-President Roscoe (Torchy) Torrance said he has intructed the three—pitchers Larry Guay and John Yelovic and First Baseman Leonard Gabrielson—to rejoin the Rainiers. He said they would be turned over to the Vancouver team of the Western International League if they are unable to make the grade with Seattle's eight-place Pacific Coast League club. They were released early in the season by Seattle.
Thursday, June 7, 2007
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