Friday, June 8, 2007

Friday, July 26, 1946

                W  L  Pct GB
Salem ........ 57 36 .613 —
Wenatchee .... 58 39 .598 1
Tacoma ....... 52 38 .578 3½
Bremerton .... 49 36 .576 4
Spokane ...... 39 43 .476 12½
Yakima ....... 39 50 .438 16
Vancouver .... 34 55 .382 21
Victoria ..... 32 63 .337 26

VANCOUVER [Clancy Loranger, News-Herald, July 27]—Every once in a while, our Capilanos get to thinking they are on the skids again, flying through the air on a playground swing. When this happens, they get up to the plate at Cap Stadium and swing and swing and swing.
That happened last night, and when the horsehide stopped flying the locals had 20 hits, pounding five home runs for a 16-4 victory over the Yakima Stars.
The win was the Caps’ second against the Stars here this week, and they can still take the series by taking both ends of the double header that winds up the six-game series tonight. Manager Eddie Carnett is going to call on Jim Hedgecock and Pete Jonas, making his first start, to do that little job tonight. First pitch is at 7:30.
Everybody was hitting hard for the Brownies last night, only Bill Brenner and Watts Gulan, who came to bat just one, failing to get two hits.
Charles Mead, who came to town with a reputation as a home-run hitter, finally found the range and powered two tremendous four-baggers, one with the bases loaded. Reg. Clarkson, who got four for five, kept pace with a pair also, and Frank Mullens added another for three Caps. The homers alone accounted for 12 runs,
Alex Palica, who handled the chucking chores, really did not need that much help as he registered his eighth win against nine losses. Alex looked better than he has in a long time.
[WILfan note: Mead had six RBIs, Mullen and Nino Garbe (for Yakima) had three each … 12 runs on 12 hits were given up by Yakima starter Max Strait. He walked three … 14 of Vancouver’s runs were earned … Clarkson had a four-hit night.]
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VANCOUVER, July 26—Mexican League refugee Charley Mead belted two homers as the Vancouver Capilanos roughed up Yakima for 20 hits ina 16-4 thrashing Friday night at Cap Stadium.
Hugh McConnell had tied the game at 1-1 in the second inning for the Stars before Vancouver teed off against Max Strait. Alex Palica singled and after the second out, six runs scored, four of them on Mead's 295-foot homer to right field.
The Caps added six more in the third to chase Strait, then Reg Clarkson hit his second homer of the night in the fourth off reliever Gerry Bohnen before Mead added a pair on his four-bagged in the fifth.
He barely missed a third one in the seventh when his line-drive over the fence was deemed foul by inches.
Frank Mullens also homered for Vancouver.
Yakima ............ 010 020 100— 4 8 3
Vancouver ....... 166 120 00x—16 20 2
Strait, Bohnen (3) and McConnell; Palica and Brenner.

WENATCHEE, July 26—The Victoria Athletics had no trouble defeating the Wenatchee Chiefs, 9-1, here tonight to open their four-game Western International League series.
Four singles in the third inning brought in three Victoria runs. In the fourth, homers by Eddie Murphy and Pete Hughes, each with a man aboard, brought in the other four scores.
The Chiefs saved themselves from a shutout when Glen Stetter doubled in the eight and came in on Clyde Haskell's single.
Victoria ............. 003 400 002—9 11 3
Wenatchee ........ 000 000 010—1 8 2
Ferrara and Paulson; McCollum, Cronin (5) and Pesut.

TACOMA, July 26—Backing up Jim Lowman's five-hit pitching with a ten-blow assault, the Bremerton Bluejackets took an 8-2 decision over Tacoma in the opener of a four-game Western International League series here tonight.
Bremerton ........ 000 020 600—8 10 1
Tacoma ........... 000 000 101—2 5 4
Loman and Volpi; Greenlaw, Sostre (7), Jimmink (8) and Kuper.

SPOKANE, July 26—The Salem Senators mauled the hapless Spokane Indians, 22-7, here tonight in the first game of a four-game series.
Hal Summers led the Salem attack by hitting for the cycle, collecting a single, a double, a triple and a homer in six trips.
Salem ......... 302 445 202—22 17 3
Spokane ...... 003 000 130— 7 12 7
Soderburg and Kerr, Cook (9); Mehrens, Hess (3), Raimondi (5), Sabena (7) and Clifford.

Leaves Desk to Play In Outfield
SPOKANE [TSN, Aug. 7]—Business manager Dwight Aden of the Spokane Western International League club is back at his old job of outfielding, leaving his desk to go into the garden, July 26. Adem, credited with a lifetime batting average of over .300, formerly played with Lewiston and was with the Spokane team from 1938 until 1942. before entering the Navy.

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