Wednesday, June 6, 2007

Tuesday, July 2, 1946

                W  L  Pct GB
Wenatchee .... 45 27 .625 —
Salem ........ 43 26 .632 ½
Tacoma ....... 37 26 .587 3½
Bremerton .... 33 26 .559 5½
Spokane ...... 32 26 .552 6
Yakima ....... 26 38 .406 15
Vancouver .... 22 42 .344 19
Victoria ..... 21 48 .304 22½

VANCOUVER [Clancy Loranger, News-Herald, July 3]—Any doubt that there was a new deal in the camp of the Vancouver Capilanos was dispelled Tuesday at Cap Stadium, when the Brownies actually got some runs for Jim Hedgecock, and the capable southpaw registered his first victory since early in May. The score was 6-4, and it was the Caps’ second win in three starts here against the third-place Tacoma Tigers.
And guess who was the man who brought us an end to Hedgecock’s long string of hard-luck losses? That’s right. Eddie Carnett, the new manager. His name seems to be getting into the paper a lot these days.
It looked like Hedgecock was in for a rough time when the Tigers teed off on him for two doubles and a single in the opening frame for a pair of runs.
A week or so ago, by concentrating, the locals might have got Jim one of these runs back. But that was long as, as the song says, and Carnett and Co. wasted no time. Charley Mead walked to start the second inning, and Jimmy Estrada singled to centre. After Ray Spurgeon had flied out, and Hedgecock had whiffed, Reg Clarkson drew a free pass to fill the sacks.
Al Kretchmar, who has been hitting well as of late, singled sharply to left, and the score was tied. Al then proceeded to run Clarkson off second, but when he noticed nobody was covering first, he scampered back safely.
Never a man to let a good break like this go to waste, Manager Carnett then stepped up to the plate and pasted one over the right field wall, and we were headed, 5-2. Ray Orteig slapped another one over in the next frame, and that was the ball game, except for Tacoma’s two-run splurge in the seventh.
CUFF NOTES—The final play on the night was a lulu … Tacoma had one on base, one out … Charlie Clifford lined a high fly to second base that Ketchmar seemed to lose, but Carnett, standing by, shouted to Al where to move. Al grabbed then ball, then doubled the runner off first, which Catcher Spurgeon, no less, was covering … John Marshall arrived Tuesday to bolster our pitching, and says the fans are on him already. John has long been a pet hate here, but if he wins a few, the fans could be convinced … Earl Silverthorne has been let out, and has gone back to Sedro-Wooley … Bob Snyder will handle the Vancouver mound tonight in the last game against Tacoma here … the two clubs move to Tacoma Thursday.
Tacoma .......... 200 000 200—4 7 1
Vancouver ...... 051 000 00x—6 12 1
Gay, Jimmink (2) and Kemper; Hedgecock and Spurgeon.

WENATCHEE, July 2—The Wenatchee Chiefs shut out the Salem Senators 3-0 tonight to replace them in the lead of the Western International baseball league by a bare percentage.
Salem ............. 000 000 000—0 6 1
Wenatchee ...... 000 030 000—3 8 0
Kowalski and Salmon; Orphan and Pesut.

VICTORIA, July 2—Victoria Athletics outslugged Bremerton Bluejackets in a 29-hit match Tuesday night and defeated the visitors 10-7.
The A's had men on the bags in every inning and collected hits in every frame except the eighth.
Three big rallies, which saw three runners score in each of the second, fourth and seventh innings, paved the way for the win. Doubles by Bob Cherry and Pete Hughes were the big blows in the first two uprisings.
Bremerton tied the count at 7-7 in theirn half of the seventh when Walt Bliss doubled doubled two mates over, but Ted Norbert's crew were not to be denied and came back in their end to count the winning runs.
Joe Blankenship, who had relieved starter Jim Hess with Victoria on the long end of a 6-5 count, opened the rally with a triple to right. After a foul out, Al Steele worked Ray Medeghini for a pass and successive singles by Cherry, Hughes and Beans Marionetti senr the runs over.
Despite the heavy sticking, the teams played steady defensive baseball with 23 runners left stranded.
Hess was making his first start here, allowing five hits and five runs in four innings, while John Pintar gave up the first seven Victoria runs on 13 hits in six innings.
Bremerton ...... 012 110 200— 7 12 1
Victoria ......... 030 301 30x—10 17 1
Pintar, Medeghini (7) and Paglia; Hess, Blankenship (5) and Paulson.

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