Thursday, June 7, 2007

Friday, July 12, 1946

                W  L  Pct GB
Salem ........ 50 30 .625 —
Wenatchee .... 51 32 .614 1½
Bremerton .... 43 28 .606 2½
Tacoma ....... 41 34 .547 6½
Spokane ...... 33 35 .485 12
Yakima ....... 32 43 .427 15½
Vancouver .... 27 48 .360 20½
Victoria ..... 27 54 .333 23½

VANCOUVER [Carl Robertson, News-Herald, July 13]—Vancouver put on a rousing homecoming for Carl Gunnarson, the ex-Senior League hurler last night at Capilano Stadium. Briefly, the ceremony consisted of a 20-hit barrage, including three homers and a triple, by our Capilanos that put Mr. Gunnarson and Salem on the short end of a 10-3 count.
The victory tied the series at two games apiece. Tonight the Caps will tangle with the Senators in a double bill, first game starting at 7:30 and the second, a seven-inning affair, following immediately afterwards. Big John Marshall has been elected to do the slab work for the locals in the first with Alex Palica billed for the nightcap.
Heading the welcoming committee last night was Ray Orteig, who busted two of southpaw Carl’s slants out of the park and added a triple and a single to drive in four tallies, and Frank Mullens, who snapped out his slump by sending a trio of tallies with a homer and three singles.
With the Carnettmen hitting everything in sight, Lefty Jim Hedgecock had a comparatively easy time on the mound. He got himself in trouble more than once and was put on the spot a couple of times by errors, but he had it when he needed it, whiffing nine Salemites. Hedgecock handcuffed George Vico, the visitors’ cleanup sticker, putting him away on each of four attempts.
Salem started off fast by scoring in the initial frame on two hits and two walks, but the Caps got two in their half and were never headed. Orteig put the game on ice when he homered with a mighty swat in the third after Carnett had singled.
In the eighth, just to make things more unpleasant for Gunnarson who left in the entire route, Carnett bunted his way to first and again Ortieg hit a round tripper. Mullen, next man up, took the ti and hit one out of the lot for good measure.
SHORT HOPS—Umpire Amby Moran was missig … Amby injured a hand at work and had to have 25 stitches put in it … the loss was Gunnarson’s fourth against 10 victories .. the win was Hedgecock’s fourth against 10 defeats … Duane Crawford played a great game in right for Salem and collected three bingles … He turned in the fielding gem by robbing Jimmy Estrada with a shoestring catch. Bob Brown says that big Len Gabrielson will be with the Caps shortly … Len’s a power hitter but the Caps all the power in the world last night.
Salem ........... 100 001 010— 3 10 3
Vancouver .... 202 012 03x—10 20 3
Gunnarson and Kerr; Hedgecock and Brenner.

BREMERTON, July 12—Yakima finally stopped Bremerton’s slugging spree, opened its own long range guns and blasted the Bluejackets into defeat.
Three home runs figured in Yakima's 16-hit attack for a 9 to 6 victory.
Manager Harlond Clift, centerfielder Gene Thompson and Catcher Eddie Gibb each connected for a circuit blow.
Yakima ........ 110 112 021—9 16 0
Bremerton .... 020 200 020—6 7 1
Kralovich and Gibb; Pintar, Medeghini (9) and Volpi.

WENATCHEE, July 12—The Wenatchee Chiefs defeated the Spokane Indians 12 to 7 here to end the home half of their league series with a clean sweep of the four games.
Spokane ........ 010 050 100— 7 8 2
Wenatchee .... 200 432 10x—12 16 2
Tising and Paglia; Green, McCollum and Fitzgerald.

VICTORIA, July 12—John Carpenter of the Victoria Athletics won a pitchers’ battle 5-3 from Ritchie Colombo of the Tacoma Tigers in a Western International league game here.
Pete Hughes of the A’s and First Baseman Bob Hedington of Tacoma hit homers. Hedington's was an inside-the-park job which gave the Tigers a 1-0 lead in the first inning.
The A's tied the game in the second and went ahead in the fiyrh when Bob Cherry walked, stole second and scored on Bill Dunn's one-base clout.
Tacoma went ahead again in the top of the sixth when Hedington doubled and slid over the plate on Hank Valle's hard single. Frank Cirimele's error sent Valle over with the second run.
Hughes then tied the game with a towered drive over the wall in right centre in the sixth.
The winning tally came in the eighth. Hughes led off with a sharp hit to right. Beans Marionetti sacrificed but Cherry was purposely passed. Dunn crossed up the strategy by cracking his third straight hit—a double—to score Hughes. Clifford received another intentional pass and the second run crossed the plate when Kemper fired wide to first base on Cirimele's dribbler in front of the plate.
Tacoma ......... 100 002 000—3 6 1
Victoria ......... 010 101 02x—5 8 1
Colombo and Kemper; Carpenter and Clifford.

Romple Joins the Bears
YAKIMA, July 13—Hurler Fritz Romple, pride of Zillah’s Valley league baseball team has been signed by the Yakima Bears of the Western International league, owner Fred Mercy said Friday. Romple will take the mound for the Stars in their opening game of a home stand against the Bremerton Bluejackets Saturday night.

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