W L Pct GB
Salem ........ 38 21 .644 —
Wenatchee .... 39 22 .639 —
Tacoma ....... 32 21 .604 3
Bremerton .... 31 23 .574 4½
Spokane ...... 31 25 .553 5½
Yakima ....... 23 33 .410 13½
Vancouver .... 18 39 .316 19
Victoria ..... 17 45 .274 23½
SPOKANE, June 22—Effective ninth inning relief work by Bob Kinnaman gave the Spokane Indians a 7-5 victory over Salem's league-leading Senators here tonight.
Salem ............. 000 010 004—5 7 2
Spokane ......... 103 100 11x—7 11 2
Kowalski and Salmon; Hallbourg, Kinnaman (9) and Cole.
TACOMA, June 22—Richie Colombo, 17-year-old right-hander from Brockton, Mass. via Los Angeles, threw a one-hitter at the contending Wenatchee Chiefs in their Western International League baseball game.
The lone hit against Colombo was a clean single to centre in the fifth inning by shortstop Stan Shargey, which did not figure in Wenatchee's only score.
Wenatchee ..... 000 000 100—1 1 1
Tacoma .......... 000 011 02x—4 3 3
Orphan and E. Fitzgerald; Colombo and Kemper.
YAMIKA, June 22—Walt McHugh, fastball right-hander, hurled the Yakima Stars to a 4-2 victory over the Bremerton Blue Jackets tonight.
Gene Thompson, star centre-fielder, hit a triple in the second and a double in the third to highlight two-run rallies in each inning.
Bremerton ..... 010 000 010—2 9 1
Yakima ......... 022 000 00x—4 11 1
Holt, Lowman (7) and Volpi; McHugh and Gibb.
VANCOUVER, June 22—Victoria Athletics and Vancouver Capilanos, last place teams in the Western International Baseball League, split a double-header here today, the Caps taking the afternoon game 17-7 and the Athletics the nightcap 9-2. Big Tony Ferrara was the boy who pitched the Island nine to their victory following the trouncing they received earlier in the day.
The first game saw the Caps take a commanding lead in the third inning when they pounded the offerings of Blankenship for eight runs. Hess, who replaced him in the third with two out, was touched for the ten hits in the remaining innings. Blankenship gave up seven safe blows during his 2 2/3 frames on the mound.
Athletics drove Hunk Anderson to the showers in the eighth with a five-run rally before they retired. The A's made six errors which led to nine unearned runs for Vancouver. All but one of the Victoria runs were earned.
Ferrara scattered seven Vancouver hits effectively as his teammates pounded Jim Hedgecock for 17 safeties to win the nightcap easily. First sacker Vic Buccola and right fielder Pete Hughes hit for the circuit to spur the up-and-coming Athletics in their fifth win of the current series.
A double by Clifford and singles by Hughes and Ferrara were among the big bingles for the winners as they rolled up five runs in the fourth inning. They scored three more runs in the seventh and one in the eighth.
The Capilanos scores came in the sixth and ninth innings.
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VICTORIA. [Clancy Loranger, Vancouver News-Herald, June 24]—Vancouver Capilanos still don’t have a manager, but Saturday they picked up something they’ve found equally hard to get—a win.
Breaking loose with an 18-hit barrage, the Brownies celebrated Hunk Anderson’s return to the mound after 17 days by smacking down Victoria’s Athletics 17-7 in the afternoon tilt. It was their first victory against the A’s and ended a 10-game losing streak that started June 12. Their old bad habits caught up with them Saturday night, though, and Ted Norbert’s Islanders triumped, 9-2, to take a 5-1 edge in the series.
An eight-run third inning uprising, during which they drove Joe Blankenship from the Victoria mound, sewed things up for the locals in the afternoon tilt. Anderson, who boosted his won-lost record to six and two, appreciated the runs, too, because he was far from his best after the long layoff. He couldn’t put the ball where he wanted it, and walked 12 before he finally gave way to Alex Palica, making his third appearance of the series.
Jim Hedgecock was the victim in the night tilt. Jim, who has been pitching great ball, and losing, tried a new technique. He took a whirl at pitching bad ball, but the result was the same. Because of the Caps’ alarming pitcher shortage—Ronnie Bryant and Ray Orteig are still sidelined—the good-hearted southpaw was forced to go the route, and was pounded for 17 hits, including homers by Pete Hughes and Vic Buccola.
But the overworked hurling staff will be glad to know that reinforcements are on the way. General Manager Bob Brown has announced that Rube Sandstrum, a tall right-hander who comes highly recommended by Seattle management, arrives today.
Sandstrum was due for a major league trial three years ago, then injured his arm, has had a lot of experience in semi-pro circles around Seattle. His salary whip, according to Brown’s agents, has now healed, and he’ll be ready for immediate action.
Further reports from Seattle indicate we might get a chucker named Hall, who comes via Detroit, but who had a bad arm early in the season. He had one year of pro ball before entering the services. Seattle also has a young first-sacker, an untried lad who played good ball in the service, whom they might send up to us.
Meanwhile, the Caps’ immediate problem is beating Victoria, still just three and one half games back of our seventh-place crew. Bob Snyder, who pitched good ball against the A’s on the Island, will probably get the nod to try and stop the visitors at Cap Stadium tonight.
[WILfan notes: Mullens went four-for-four in the first game and batted in five runs, while Watts Gulan and Lou Estes batted in three apiece … Reg Clarkson had two doubles and a single … Beans Marionetti had a four-hit night in the second game for Victoria, Neil Clifford had three … Al Kretchmar singled in a Vancouver run in the sixth, and Orteig’s pinch single in the ninth added another.]
Victoria ........... 010 001 050—7 10 6
Vancouver ....... 106 030 23x—17 18 1
Blankenship, Hess (4) and Fontaine; Anderson, Palica (8) and Leovich.
Victoria ........... 000 500 310—9 17 6
Vancouver ....... 000 001 001—2 7 1
Ferrara and Clifford; Hedgecock and Leovich.
According to the latest averages released by the Howe News Bureau, Dick Adams, powerhouse Wenatchee third sacker, leads in runs bated in with 61, closely followed by George Vico with 58.
Woody Salmon, Salem catcher, still tops the loop’s hitters but is closely pressed by Bremerton’s Danny Amaral.
Other individuals leaders are: Runs Scored, Glen Stetter, Wenatchee, 56; hits, Mel Wasley, Wenatchee, 77; home runs, Bill Barisoff, Bremerton, and Wasley, 12; stolen bases, Fred Harrington, Tacoma, 16.
Carl Gunnarson, Salem’s southpaw, is the leading hurler with nine wins in as many decisions. Cy Greenlaw, Tacoma, and Milt Cadinha, Spokane, are close up with records of 11-1 and 8-1 respectively.
AB R H RBI Pct
Salmon, Salem ........ 72 12 30 25 .417
Amaral, Bremerton ... 120 33 49 35 .408
Plouf, Bremerton ..... 81 17 31 13 .383
Kemper, Tacoma ...... 132 27 50 43 .379
Stetter, Wenatchee .. 184 56 67 39 .364
Risk, Spokane ....... 201 38 71 15 .353
Vico, Salem ......... 206 50 72 58 .350
Martinez, Spokane ... 150 39 52 28 .347
Lohkre, Spokane ..... 199 41 68 26 .342
Hedington, Tacoma ... 117 20 40 19 .342
Gedzius, Bremerton ... 91 20 31 22 .341
Tuesday, June 5, 2007
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