Friday, June 8, 2007

Wednesday, July 24, 1946

                W  L  Pct GB
Salem ........ 56 35 .615 —
Wenatchee .... 57 38 .600 1
Tacoma ....... 51 37 .580 3½
Bremerton .... 48 35 .578 4
Spokane ...... 39 41 .488 11½
Yakima ....... 38 49 .437 16
Vancouver .... 33 54 .379 21
Victoria ..... 30 63 .323 27

VANCOUVER [News-Herald, July 25]—Vancouver Capilanos, who have been chasing Yakima Stars, and sixth place, are right back where they started—five games behind the Yaks.
After whitling [sic] the Stars down to a three-game bulge, the Caps ran into a double dose of trouble last night, dropping a twin bill 6-4 and 2-0.
The first tilt was noted chiefly for the antics of John Marshall, Bellingham’s pride and joy, and Vancouver’s gloom and misery, who clowned himself into one hole after another. Big John was wilder than a head hunter, and the 13 walks he issued kept him constantly in trouble.
His mates, meanwhile, didn’t do much to help until the ninth, when Ray Spurgeon and Reg Clarkson pounded out homers with nobody aboard. But the rally, such as it was, came too late.
With Bob Snyder and Al Yaylian handling the mound chores in the nightcap, the goodly crowd expected, and got, a couple of fine hurling performances.
Snyder had just one bad inning, but that was enough for the Yaks, as their little southpaw, who blanked the Brownies south last week, showed the local folks why.
Ed Gibb opened the third frame for the visitors with a double, then Buddy Dawson blooped one to right field that dropped in for another two-bagger, scoring Gibb. Charley Peterson then singled to left for No. 2.
Vancouver didn’t come as close to scoring as Yaylian fire his quick one past eight hitters. He gave up just three blows, one an infield hit to Clarkson, and didn’t walk a man to complete a highly-competent inning of chucking.
Bulky Hunk Anderson is expected to toss ‘em up at Harland Clift’s boys tonight, when the Caps will be out to even the current series at a pair of wins apiece.
[WILfan notes: Clarkson had two singles and Eddie Carnett the other for Vancouver in the second game ... Clarkson tripled in addition to his homer in the first game].
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VANCOUVER, July 14—Al Yaylian surrendered only three hits, two to Reg Clarkson, in hurling the Yakima Stars to 3-0, seven-inning shutout in the night game of a Western International League twin-bill.
The Stars grabbed the opener 6-4.
Yaylian didn't allow a man past first base, nor did he give up a hit after the third inning.
The lefthander has allowed only one Vancouver run in 26 innings this season.
Bob Snyder had one bad inning for the Capilanos, when Eddie Gibb and Buddy Dawson hit back-to-back singles in the third and Charlie Peterson singled to bring them home.
In the opener, Yakima worked 13 walks out of pitcher John Marshall.
Ray Spurgeon and Reg Clarkson hit solo homers for Vancouver in the ninth.
First Game
Yakima ........... 212 001 000—6 9 1
Vancouver ...... 010 010 002—4 11 3
McHugh and McConnell; Marshall and Spurgeon
Second Game
Yakima ........... 002 000 0—2 8 1
Vancouver ...... 000 000 0—0 3 0
Yaylian and Gibb; Snyder and Brenner.

SPOKANE, July 24—Pitcher John Carpenter scored the only run of a tight Western International League baseball contest in the ninth inning tonight as Victoria shut out Spokane 1-0.
Leading off the final inning, Carpenter looped a double over Mel Steiner's head in centre field, advanced to third on Eddie Murphy's sacrifice and scored on a single by Frank Cirimele.
Carpenter held the Indians to three scattered hits, while Victoria collected five off Spokane's Joe Faria.
The game evened the teams' current series at one victory apiece.
Victoria .......... 000 000 001—1 5 1
Spokane ......... 000 000 000—0 3 0
Carpenter and Paulson; Faria and Varrelman.

BREMERTON, July 24—Tacoma and Bremerton split their Western International League double-header here tonight by one-run marins, the visitors winning the seven-inning opener, 8-7, and Bremerton taking the ten-inning finale, 3-2.
First Game
Tacoma ......... 015 020 0—8 7 1
Bremerton ...... 040 030 0—7 7 4
Hedington, Sostre (2), Greenlaw (5) and Kemper; Federmeyer and Volpi.
Second Game
Tacoma ......... 000 002 000 0—2 7 1
Bremerton ...... 010 000 001 1—3 6 0
Jungbluth and Kemper; Sullivan and Volpi.

WENATCHEE, July 24—Salem Senators came through with a 25-18 victory over the Wenatchee Chiefs in a free-hitting engagement here tonight.
Wenatchee piled up 43 total bases to Salem's 25 in the three hour, 15 minute game.
Dick Adams continued to lead the Chiefs in the series with the Senators, hitting safely eight consecutive times, including three home runs, three doubles and two singles.
Salem ............. 141 085 007—25 18 3
Wenatchee ...... 180 140 103—18 24 2
Fallin, Soderburg (2), Gunnerson (2), Schubel (5) and Salmon; Orphan, Cronin (5), Vivalda (5), Christensen (7), McCollum (9) and Pesut, Fitzgerald (2).

Everybody Helps
RENO, Nev., July 24—Reno bartenders and gambling house dealers today sent a cheque for $4,311 to kin of nine Spokane Indians baseball players killed in a bus crash last month. The money was raised in a benefit softball game in which the bartenders dumped the dealers 19-9.

LOS ANGELES, July 24—Directors of the California League have voted unanimously to contribute $596 to the Spokane baseball fund from the league's all-star game receipts, president W.R. Schroeder said today.
Schroeder reported a cheque for that amount was sent today to Robert Abel, president of the Western International League. The fund is for dependents of the Spokane players recently killed in a bus crash.

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