Monday, June 4, 2007

Thursday, June 13, 1946

               W  L  Pct GB
Salem ....... 33 17 .660 —
Wenatchee ... 33 19 .635 1
Tacoma ...... 27 19 .587 4
Spokane ..... 28 21 .571 4½
Bremerton ... 25 20 .556 5½
Yakima ...... 20 27 .426 11½
Vancouver ... 17 30 .362 14½
Victoria .... 11 41 .212 23

WENATCHEE [News-Herald, June 13]—Pouncing on Bob Snyder for six hits in the first inning, good for four runs, Wenatchee Chiefs coasted to a 10-3 victory over the Vancouver Capilanos here last night. The win gave the Tribe a 2-1 edge in the series, Vancouver taking the first game Tuesday.
Dick Adams, the Chiefs’ powerhouse first-sacker, did most of the damage in the initial frame, slamming out a home run with three mates aboard.
Snyder settled down after that until the seventh, when Jim Warner repeated Adams’ formula to sink the Brownies for keeps.
The visitors moved within one run of the Wenatchee nine, at 4-3, by then. Jimmy Estrada, who had a perfect night at bat with four-for-four, scored the first run in the fifth when he doubled and Snyder singled. Frank Mullens’ single, a stolen sack, an infield out and a wild pitch gave Vancouver another in the sixth, and Estrada scored his second run in the seventh, coming home from second on Al Kretchmar’s single.
Snyder, who struck out six and walked just two, was yanked for a pinch-hitter in the eighth, and the Chiefs collected three more runs off Ron Bryant in a fairly heavy rain fall, which started coming down about the fifth frame.
The victory was the first for John Fitzgerald, making his second start for Wenatchee.
Vancouver ..... 000 011 100— 3 10 1
Wenatchee .... 400 000 33x—10 12 4
Snyder, Bryant (8) and Brenner; Fitzgerald and Pesut.

SALEM, June 13—Lefty Carl Gunnarson choked off a ninth inning threat by the cellarite Victoria Athletics here tonight to enable the Salem Senators to win 3-2 for their seventh consecutive victory. For Gunnarson it was the eighth pitching success of the season without a setback.
Salem scored first, counting in the initial frame on a walk to Lou Kubiak, who promptly stole second, moved to third on an error, and scored on Vern Reynolds' long sacrifice fly.
The league leaders chalked up their second run in the fourth when Dick Wenner was hit by a pitched ball, stole second, went to third on a fly to centre field and scored on catcher Hank Souza's single to right field.
Victoria evened matters in the sixth when first sacker Vic Buccola beat out a bunt, Bob Cherry tripled to right, and Pete Hughes rapped a single to the same place.
The Solons got their winner in the seventh on a base on balls, a double by Hank Bartolomei, and an infield out.
Victoria got men on second and third with none down in the ninth, and Gunnarson forced one batter to pop out weakly and the next two grounded out to prevent any scoring.
Victoria got eight hits off Gunnarson to only four for Salem off Bob Jensen, but Jensen put all of Salem's runs on base himself.
Victoria ..... 000 002 000—2 8 1
Salem ....... 100 100 10x—3 4 1
Jensen and Clifford; Gunnarson and Souza.

Yakima at Bremerton, postponed, rain.
Spokane at Tacoma, postponed, rain.

Athletics Sign Hurler; Seek Second Catcher
[Victoria Colonist, June 14, 1946]
Scouting desperately for additional mound help, Victoria Athletics have signed Al Janeway, southpaw recently released by San Francisco Seals, it was announced last night by Reg Patterson, business manager. Athletics are also carrying on negotiations with Dick Sinovich, outstanding semi-pro with Portland Rialtos.
Unable to obtain the services of Bill Beard, who is doing all the catching at present for the Seattle Rainiers, Manager Ted Norbert is attempting to sign Nick Bonarigo, former Seattle maskman, who is a free agent.
Further news from the Victoria camp reveals Norbert has placed himself on the inactive list until he is again able to play. Ian Lowe, still property of the Victoria club, will leave today for Calgary, where he will join the Purity 99’s in the fast Alberta semi-pro loop.

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