Thursday, June 7, 2007

Tuesday, July 9, 1946

                W  L  Pct GB
Salem ........ 49 28 .636 —
Wenatchee .... 48 32 .600 2½
Bremerton .... 40 27 .597 4
Tacoma ....... 41 30 .577 5
Spokane ...... 33 32 .508 10
Yakima ....... 31 40 .437 15
Vancouver .... 25 47 .347 21½
Victoria ..... 23 54 .299 26

VANCOUVER [Clancy Loranger, News-Herald, July 10]—Vancouver Capilanos WEREN’T kidding against Tacoma Tigers last week.
The new regime Caps opened a week stand against Salem Senators at Cap Stadium last night, and although they bowed 5-4 to the smart league leaders, they looked even more like a ball club than they did against the tough Tigers.
Eddie Carnett’s lads spotted the Solons four runs in the first stanza, and in the process of getting those counters back they produced possibly the best ball game in the Fifth Avenue park this season.
After his highly fidgety first inning, during which he gave up a two-run homer by Walt Flager, a double, three singles and a walk, Bellingham’s John Marshall settled down to pitch a really cagy ball game for Vancouver.
Throwing a little bit of everything in the book, he allowed just three more hits the rest of the route, but unfortunately two of them were successive doubles by hard-hitting Dick Wenner and Salem manager Ted Gullic in the sixth. With two out, Reg. Clarkson, who continued to do everything right, tripled to left-centre. Al Kretchmar singled him home, then Boss Carnett indulged in his favorite sport, hitting ‘em where they ain’t—over the wall.
Steve Gerkin, the former Philadelphia Athletic, kept the Brownies quiet until the seventh when Clarkson, again with two out, hit another into Sixth Avenue.
There were a pair away again in the ninth, when we started further trouble that almost paid off. Pete Jonas, back in action after an ankle injury, pinch-hit for Marshall, and slapped one to right field which went for two bases when the Salem flychaser skidded on the grass. That put Clarkson on the spot once more, but the local youngster drew a walk, and the large, and enthusiastic crowd, yelled for blood. But none was forthcoming as Kretchmar was tossed out, Gerkin to George Vico at first base.
CUFF NOTES—Guess who was umpiring last night? That’s right, Ambrose Jason Moran, and we all hope he’s here to stay … Clarkson, besides his homer and triple act, pulled off a catch that sent him rolling in centre field, and the folks rolling in the aisles … The Salem are a nice ball team, and their last hole, shortstop, is now capably plugged by Walt Flager … Hunk Anderson is the hurling choice to get us even in the second tilt tonight.
Salem ........... 400 010 000—5 8 2
Vancouver .... 003 000 100—4 8 0
Gerkin and Salmon; Marshall and Spurgeon.

VICTORIA, July 9 — Victoria Athletics scored 12 runs on nine hits, including two homers, in the sixth inning of their game with Tacoma Tigers to take the opener of the series 18-11.
In the big sixth, Bob Cherry slammed a circuit drive with the bags loaded. Two more men got on and Ed Murphy cleaned the bases.
Victoria lost no time in taking the lead, teeing off on Hal Jungbluth early. They gave up two runs in the first innings, tied it up in their half, picked up a singleton in the second and knocked the righthander out of the box with a pair in the third. A single run off Fred Gay, ex-Coast League southpaw, in the fourth gave them an early 6-2 advantage.
Bob Jensen struggled for the A's through until the sixth when his wild pitch, followed by Paulson's bad throw to the late, cleared the bases and sent the Tigers ahead. Joe Blankenship took over and received credit for the win.
Every man in the Victoria line-up, except clean-up hitter Pete Hughes, took part in the hit parade. Cherry had a perfect evening, going four-for-four, and batting in six runs, while Vic Buccola plated four.
Tacoma ........ 200 014 013—11 11 1
Victoria ........ 212 10(12) 00x—18 21 2
Jungbluth, Gay (3), Jimmink (6), Ramsey (7) and Cooper and Jensen, Blankenship (6) and Paulson.

BREMERTON, July 9 — A sudden ninth inning outburst of wildness by two Yakima pitchers, including three walks and a hit batter, gave Bremerton a 12 to 11 victory.
Pitcher Joe Kralovich, who relieved Tony Chappetta on the mound during the inning, walked in Bill Reese with the winning run with one out.
Yakima ......... 503 001 200—11 13 1
Bremerton ..... 050 104 011—12 11 3
Yaylian, Simon (6), Chappetta (7), Kralovich (9) and McConnell; Holt, Lowman (3), Medeghini (3) and Volpi.

WENATCHEE, July 9 — Wenatchee's Chiefs pounded out three home runs in one inning and two in another to defeat Spokane 14 to 6 in the first game of their series.
Jim Warner, Mel Wasley and Dick Adams hit consecutive home runs in the second frame and Eddie Barr and Adams repeated in the seventh.
Spokane .......... 201 000 030— 6 11 2
Wenatchee ...... 250 000 70x—14 19 2
Tising, Raimondi (2) and Verrelman; Cronin and Fitzgerald.

All-Star Receipts for Spokane Players
BOSTON, July 9—Ford Frick, president of the National League, said that a portion of the receipts from today's All-Star baseball game would be donated to the families of the nine members of the Spokane baseball club killed in a bus crash two weeks ago.
The idea, Frick said, was proposed by Dixie Walker, star outfielder of the Brooklyn Dodgers.
Al Schacht, "clown prince" of baseball, announced he was donating his fee for appearing at the game to the same cause.

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