Friday, June 8, 2007

Thursday, July 18, 1946

                W  L  Pct GB
Salem ........ 53 32 .624 —
Wenatchee .... 55 35 .611 ½
Bremerton .... 45 31 .592 3½
Tacoma ....... 46 35 .568 5
Spokane ...... 36 39 .480 12
Yakima ....... 34 46 .425 16½
Vancouver .... 30 50 .375 20½
Victoria ..... 28 59 .322 26

SALEM, July 18—Salem's Senators hung on to first place in the W.I.L. tonight as they pounded out a 10-4 win over the third-place Bremerton Tars.
Bremerton ....... 200 000 002— 4 3 3
Salem ............ 002 410 03x—10 15 4
Holt, Medeghini (4) and Volpi; Wyatt and Kerr.

SPOKANE, July 18—Wenatchee Chiefs edged out Spokane, 2-1, tongiht behind the two-hit pitching of Joe Vivalda in a Western International League baseball game.
Wenatchee ...... 000 000 020—2 6 4
Spokane .......... 000 100 000—1 2 3
Vivalda and Fitzgerald; Faria and Varrelman.

YAKIMA, July 18—Knocking their former teammate, John Marshall, out of the box in less than two innings, Yakima Stars pounded the Vancouver Capilanos for 16 hits in a 16-5 victory tonight in a free-swinging game.
Marshall gave up four runs in 1 1-3 innings, but Pete Jonas suffered a bigger humiliation, being tagged for seven runs on six hits in the third inning. Watts Gulan was tagged for seven hits, four walks and five runs in five innings of relief.
McConnell had four singles to bring in two runs, and Harris batted in four runs.
Vancouver leads the series two games to one.
Larry Guay has now reported to the Caps from Seattle and will likely start Friday's game in Yakima.
Vancouver ...... 300 200 000— 5 11 2
Yakima ........... 047 120 02x—16 16 3
Marshall, Jonas (2) and Gulan (3) and Spurgeon; Romple and McConnell.

TACOMA, July 18—Behind the four-hit pitching by Warren Martin, the Tacoma Tigers took a 9-1 decision over the Victoria Athletics in a Western International League baseball game here tonight.
Despite his stinginess with the base knocks, Martin was almost constantly in trouble because of his wildness. The Tacoma righthander issued nine walks but managed to pitch his way out of every bad jam, striking out 13 of the Athletics in going the distance.
The Victoria run came in the fifth when first baseman Vic Buccola led off with a home over the 330-foot right-field wall.
Tacoma's first two runs also came as the result of a round-tripper, as Earl Kuper clouted a fastball served up by Victoria's Doug Oliver in the second.
Oliver was even more free with the passes than Martin, giving free transportation to 11 Tigers in addition to hitting a batsman, and his wildness caught up with him in the late innings as Tacoma put the game on ice.
Victoria ......... 000 010 000—1 4 1
Tacoma ........ 020 020 32x—9 11 1
Oliver and Clifford; Martin and Kemper.

Woody Salmon Quits Salem in Wage Tiff
SALEM, Ore., July 18—Woody Salmon, hard-slugging catcher for the Senators, who had been leading the Western International League hitting averages most of the season, announced tonight he was retiring from professional baseball.
Salmon, who is only 30, gave salary difficulties as the season and Salem Business Manager George Emigh said the big catcher would be placed on the suspension list immediately.
Emigh said after handing Salmon his suspension that "Woody was asking for a bonus much larger than we could find it possible to pay. We hate to lose his big bat and experience, but we have no alternative. He wants too much money."
Salmon declared he was one of the lowest-paid players in the league and that if he couldn't do better he had better leave professional baseball.

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