Friday, June 8, 2007

Thursday, July 25, 1946

                W  L  Pct GB
Salem ........ 56 36 .609 —
Wenatchee .... 58 38 .604 —
Tacoma ....... 52 37 .584 2½
Bremerton .... 48 36 .571 4
Spokane ...... 39 42 .481 11½
Yakima ....... 39 49 .488 15
Vancouver .... 33 55 .375 21
Victoria ..... 31 63 .330 26

WENATCHEE, July 25—The Wenatchee Chiefs moved back into a virtual tie with the Salem Senators for the Western International League lead when they defeated Salem's Senators, 5-2, here tonight. Their game closed out their current series with Wenatchee holding a two to one edge.
Salem ............ 110 000 000—2 8 3
Wenatchee ..... 104 000 00x—5 6 2
Kowalski and Salmon; Green and Fitzgerald.

VANCOUVER [Clancy Loranger, News-Herald, July 26]—How does the old saying go—a man and his winning streak are soon parted? Especially in the W.I.L., you could add, where all the teams are tough.
Hunk Anderson, considered the ace of the Vancouver Capilano pitching staff (on days when Bob Snyder isn’t throwing), found this out to his sorrow last night at Cap Stadium, as his four-game wining string and the Brownies bowed to the Yakima Stars, 9-6. It was the third straight setback for the locals and left them six games off the Yaks’ sixth-place pace.
Pounded hard in the opening inning, when three hits produced a pair of Yakima counters, Hunk recovered and sailed along reasonably unscathed until the fifth when Disaster, (an alias for Hugh McConnell) overtook him. In this frame McConnell plastered one into Sixth Avenue with the hassocks loaded, and that was pretty well that for the evening.
Our boys battled back to score four runs on five hits and send Yakima starter Keith Simons showerward in their half of the fifth, but they were too far back. Joe Kralovich finished up for the visitors and allowed just three more bingles.
CUFF NOTES—Manager Eddie Carnett took a night off from his first base chores … He was resting a groin injury which has been bothering him for a little while … Also on the casualty list is Pete Jonas, whose pitching arm is still acting up, while Jimmy Estrada, whose finger injury didn’t keep him out of action … Cheerful note in last night’s disaster was the two-inning stint of Ronnie Bryant, who took over for Anderson … Ronnie showed a lot of his old stuff, and will help tremendously if he’s ready to work full time … Alex Palica is the choice for mound duty for the locals … Recognition is due Yakima’s Gene Thompson, who has robbed us of three or four base hits this week to centre field.
[WILfan note: Spencer Harris was four-for-four for Yakima, with a solo homer in the eighth, a triple and two singles. He batted in three … Ray Orteig and Jimmy Estrada each brought in a pair of Caps]
Yakima ......... 200 150 010—9 12 2
Vancouver .... 001 040 001—6 10 1
Simons, Kralovich (5) and McConnell; Anderson, Bryant (6), Hedgecock and Brenner.

SPOKANE, July 25—Victoria tonight scored seven runs on three late-inning, two-base hits to overtake the Spokane Indians and take an 8-3 Western International League baseball victory.
Scoring one run each in the first, third and sixth innings, Spokane had a two-run margin going into the seventh. Then singles by Murphy and Gray scored two runs and Vic Buccola's double down the third base line added two more.
The extra-base fever lasted into the seventh inning when Bob Jansen doubled in two runs and Frank Cirimele hit a two-bagger to score another.
Victoria collected 12 hits off Tising and Al Raimondi and played flawless ball.
Bob Jensen allowed seven hits but walked nine. He also struck out 12, raising his league-leading total of 178.
Victoria .......... 100 000 430—8 12 0
Spokane ......... 101 001 000—3 7 3
Jensen and Paulson; Tising, A. Raimondi (8) and Varrelman.

BREMERTON, July 25—Tacoma moved a full game ahead of Bremerton in the Western International League standings by taking a 9-5 slugest tonight.
The Tigers hammered four home runs off two Bremerton pitchers while Bill Barisoff got two for the Bluejackets to run his league-leading total to 26.
Tacoma ........... 020 031 030—9 13 1
Bremerton ........ 001 002 101—5 14 2
Colombo and Kuper; Kittle, Medeghini (5) and Volpi.

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