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Salem ....... 27 17 .614 —
Spokane ..... 26 17 .605 ½
Wenatchee ... 27 18 .600 ½
Tacoma ...... 23 17 .575 2
Bremerton ... 22 19 .537 3½
Yakima ...... 19 22 .463 6½
Vancouver ... 16 26 .381 10
Victoria .... 11 35 .239 17
SPOKANE, June 6—The Tacoma Tigers Thursday night broke Spokane's winning streak with a 7 to 3 victory and knocked the Indians out of the top position in the Western International baseball league.
Six Spokane errors contributed to the Indians first defeat in their latest three games with Tacoma as each club made 10 hits.
Tacoma ......... 010 220 110—7 10 1
Spokane ........ 020 010 000—3 10 6
Greenlaw and Kuper; Faria and Paulson.
VICTORIA — Heavy hitting by both teams featured a game with Salem Senators defeating Victoria Athletics 11-8. Three circuit smashes were registered, Centerfielder Bob Cherry copping one in the fourth; Fielder Duane Crawford of the visitors came through in the same inning.
The Athletics attempted a late comeback, trailing 11-1 going into thr bottom of the eighth. They got to Steve Gerkin for four runs,´three coming on Ted Norbert's homer, and added three in the ninth as Dunn opened with a single and pinch hitter Frank Cirimele doubled him home one out later. After a pop out, Vic Buccola singled, Cherry's second double of the night brought in Cirimele. Pete Hughes and Norbert followed with walks to force in another run but Marionetti hit a low liner to left fielder Dick Wenner, who caught it at the knees for the final out.
Salem ........ 100 600 040—11 15 0
Victoria ...... 000 100 043— 8 13 0
Gerkin and Kerr; Carpenter, Adams (4) and Clifford.
WENATCHEE — The Wenatchee Chiefs edged out Yakima's Stars 6 to 5 here to go ahead in their series 2 to 1. The two teams move to Yakima to continue play there Friday.
Yakima Manager Spencer Harris homered in the sixth to send the Stars ahead but Doug Williams homered for the Chiefs in the last of the inning with a mate aboard for the winning margin.
Yakima .............. 000 041 000—5 10 2
Wenatchee ........ 200 112 000—8 8 2
Kravolich, Strait (8) and Gibb; Babbitt and Pesut.
VANCOUVER [Clancy Loranger, News-Herald, June 6]—Now we know what the Brooklyn Dodgers did with their old bonehead plays when they became a winning ball club.
They packaged them up and shipped them out to our Capilanos marked “For use anytime.”
The Brownies opened the package this week. After booting away the opening game in their series with the Bremeron Bluejackets, the locals came up with a repeat performance last night, when they presented Sad Sam Gibson’s crew with a 5-4 victory at Cap Stadium.
HAD A LEAD
Behind the smart pitching of big Hunk Anderson, and with a little bit of old-style Brooklyn play by Bremerton, too, the Caps were enjoying a 4-1 lead as they went into the eighth inning.
Walt Bliss and Fats Curtis opened the stanza with a pair of bloop singles to left, and Hooks DeVaurs walked to fill the sacks. Bill Barisoff came through with a single to left, and two runs scampered across.
That was all good legal doings, and it could happen to anybody. But Frank Mullens juggled Barisoff’s grounder in left, and DeVaurs took third. Devaurs scored after the catch on Bill Reese’s fly to centre, but when Earl Silverthorn’s throw ran wild behind the plate, Barisoff rounded second and headed for third. Anderson retrieved the loose pellet and fired it to third. Rather, towards third. It sailed high over the bag and into left field, allowing Barisoff to cross with what proved to be the winning tally.
The Caps came up with an uprising of sorts in the ninth when Lou Estes came through with his third hit, and his second double of the night. But there were two out, and Estes “died” on the sack when Ray Orteig flew out to short.
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CUFF NOTES—Len Gabrielson, the big first sacker who was let out by Seattle when Earl Torgeson joined the club, is suing the Rainiers for re-employment under baseball’s G.I. “bill of rights,” so there’s just a possibility that the large slugger may be sent here yet … Ray Orteig will handle our pitching in the third game against the Jackets tonight, which means that Cleve Ramsey, who collected a hit in a pinch-hitting role last night, will get back into the lineup either at third base or in the outfield … Although the Caps made four errors in their bad inning, Bremerton did their best to kick the contest away earlier, booting three in the third frame … the Caps picked up their fourth run when Estes doubled and Orteig singled in the fifth.
Bremerton ........ 010 000 040—5 9 4
Vancouver ....... 003 010 000—4 8 5
Federmeyer and Volpi; Anderson and Brenner.
Sunday, June 3, 2007
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