Friday, June 8, 2007

Tuesday, July 23, 1946

                W  L  Pct GB
Salem ........ 55 35 .611 —
Wenatchee .... 57 37 .606 —
Tacoma ....... 50 36 .581 3
Bremerton .... 47 34 .580 3½
Spokane ...... 39 40 .494 10½
Yakima ....... 36 49 .424 16½
Vancouver .... 33 52 .388 19½
Victoria ..... 29 63 .315 27

WENATCHEE, July 23—The Wenatchee Chiefs moved into a virtual tie with the Salem Senators for leadership of the Western International League when the Chiefs defeated Salem, 8-5, in the opening game of a three-game series here tonight.
Salem ............. 321 000 000—5 9 3
Wenatchee ...... 300 000 41x—8 8 2
Wyatt, Gunnarson (8) and Salmon; Babbitt, Vivalda (7) and Fitzgerald.

SPOKANE, July 23—Every player on the Spokane Indian team scored one run tonight to defeat Victoria 9-3 in the opening game of a three game Western International League baseball series.
The Indians collected only four hits off three Victoria pitchers, but seven of the nine drew walks, the other two were hit by pitched balls and the Canadians' five errors helped Spokane.
Five Spokane runs were scored in the third inning on four Victoria errors and a single by Charlie Bates. Victoria did all its scoring in the sixth. Milt Cadhina stiffened up after the one bad inning and chalked up hisd 11th victory of the year.
Victoria ......... 000 003 000—3 4 5
Spokane ........ 105 000 03x—9 4 2
Oliver, Dumeah (3), Bass (6) and Clifford; Cadinha and Varrelman.

VANCOUVER [Clancy Loranger, News-Herald, July 24]—Apparently getting themselves and the fans, into shape for tonight’s doubleheader, Vancouver’s Capilanos and Yakima’s Stars battled for three hours and 5 minutes last night at Cap Stadium before the locals, pulling out a 10-9 win in 10 innings.
The victory in the first tilt of a seven-game series left the Brownies just three game behind the sixth-place Yaks.
Jim Hedgecock, who relieved newcomer Larry Goay [sic] after three innings, got credit for the triumph, and it was something new for Jim. Oh sure, he’s won before, but isn’t often Hard-Luck Hedgecock gets a break.
He got one last night, when it counted. After the score had see-sawed back and forth, Yakima pushed a counter across in their half of the extra frame to take the lead, 9-8.
Eddie Carnett filed out to start Vancouver’s first half of the 10th, then Frank Mullens drew his fifth walk of the night. Ray Oretig then rapped out his third blow of the evening, but the crowd moaned when Lou Estes came to bat. Lou, back in harness in place of Reg. Clarkson, who has a leg injury, had had a bad night generally, in the field and at the plate.
It looked like he was going to qualify as the All-Capilano bum when he drilled one to Joe Kralovich, the third Yakima hurler. But Joe, usually a cousin to the Caps, lived up to his reputation. With a perfect double play setup, he threw wild to second, and Mullens raced home with the tying marker, and Orteig went to third. Ray scored the winner when Jimmy Estrada, a solid man in the pinch, rapped a single over Kralovich’s head.
That was a fitting climax to a wild contest that saw Fritz Romple, the starting Yak chucker, hurt in a collision at the plate with Mullens; Gene Thompson, Star outfielder, bounced from the game; and Ray Orteig, our fence-busting .360 hitter, lay down a bunt. The Yaks recovered in time to throw Ray out.
Tonight’s twin bill, which should draw a capacity house, starts at 7:30. Manager Carnett plans to toss John Marshall at the visitors in one game, with either Ron Bryant or Bob Snyder, or Hunk Anderson, or somebody working the second. If there’s a repeat of last night’s doing, he may use ‘em all.
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VANCOUVER, July 23 - After battling for seven of ten innings, winning pitcher Jim Hedgecock gave up 14 hits to the Yakima Stars tongiht to squeeze out a 10-9 win for the Vancouver Capilanos.
With the score tied in the ninth, the Stars came to bat scoring one run by Spencer Harris who singled to set them in front.
Trying desperately for the evener, the Caps scored Frank Mullens drew his fifth walk of the night with one out in the tenth, Ray Orteig singled, and Lou Estes singled meekly to the mound. But pitcher Joe Kralovich threw the ball into centre field trying to get start a double-play at second base and Mullens scored.
Vancouver put the game on ice when Jim Estrada bounced a single to score Orteig.
[WILfan notes: Bud Dawson was four-for-four and Bill Elliott three-for-three, with a double and two singles, for Yakima ... Larry Guay struck out three and walked three, allowing three runs in three innings. He also gave up five hits and tossed a wild pitch.]
Yakima .......... 221 003 000 1— 9 14 4
Vancouver ..... 203 100 200 2—10 13 3
Romple, Kasepchuk (3), Kralovich (8) and McConnell; Guay, Hedgecock (4) and Brenner.

BREMERTON, July 23—Tacoma hammered out eight runs in the first three innings and coasted to a 9-4 Western International League victory over Bremerton tonight, behind the four-hit pitching of Bob Martin.
Tacoma ......... 314 000 001—9 11 2
Bremerton ...... 002 001 001—4 4 1
Martin and Kemper; Pintar, Paglia (3) and Volpi.

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