Saturday, June 2, 2007

Saturday, May 11, 1946

                 W  L  Pct GB
Salem ......... 13  3 .813 —
Wenatchee ...... 9  7 .562 4
Tacoma ......... 8  7 .533 4½
Yakima ......... 8  8 .500 5
Spokane ........ 8  8 .500 5
Bremerton ...... 6  9 .400 6½
Victoria ....... 6 10 .375 7
Vancouver ...... 5 11 .313 8

BREMERTON — A five-run spree in the fifth inning and a two-run homer in the eighth gave Bremerton an 8-4 victory over Wenatchee in a Western International league game Saturday.
In the freakish fifth the Bluejackets manufactured their five runs out of a single by Mitchi Hecomovich with the bases loaded, six walks and one error.
Gus Paglia hit a homer in the eighth with one aboard.
After getting a lone run in the second on a single and a double Wenatchee scored three runs in the fifth when Glen Stetter hit a homer with two aboard.
Wenatchee .......... 010 030 000—4 7 1
Bremerton ........... 000 050 030—8 8 0
Penrose, Clinton (5) and Pesut, Fitzgerald (5); Pintar and Paglia.

YAKIMA—Yakima won an even .500 in the Western International League standings for the first time this season after lambasting the Victoria Athletics 17-2 on Saturday.
Bud Dawson, with a homer, double and single, and Bob Moore, with two triples and a single which drove in six runs, led the attack on the hapless Canadians.
Yakima, with four runs in the first inning, drove Rudy Biale from the mound in the second. They treated his successor, Frank Bruno, little better, adding five more runs.
Victoria .......... 000 000 101— 2  4 2
Yakima ........... 453 200 03x—17 17 5
Biale, Bruno (2), and Mulcahy; Kralovich and Gibb.

SPOKANE—The Spokane Indians made it two straight over the league-leading Salem Senators as Bob Kinnaman set the Solons down on five hits to win 6-3.
Kinnaman and Salem's Steve Gerkin hooked up in a torrid mound duel for the first seven innings, but the Tribe counted four times in the eighth to win.
Kinnaman didn't give up a hit until the fifth when he was nicked for three bingles and a pair of runs.
Salem .............. 000 020 010—3 5 4
Spokane .......... 100 010 04x—5 9 2
Gerkin and Salmon; Kinnaman and Paulson, Clifford (9)

TACOMA—Big Doug Ford, duked badly in his last three starts, lost his fourth in a row as Tacoma defeated Vancouver 3-2.
The former University of Washington ace allowed six hits and walked only three in going the distance, but was responsible for the tie-breaking run in the sixth. He hit a batter and issued a walk before Roy Peterson tripled.
Ford was outdueled by college team-mate, 17-year-old Ritchie Colombo.
Ray Spurgeon singled in a run for Vancouver, while Art Bonnell had a run-scoring triple.
After the game, Caps first baseman Frank Gosney was released. Jim Estrada has taken over his position.
Vancouver ....... 000 100 100—2 5 1
Tacoma .......... 010 002 00x—3 6 2
Ford and Spurgeon; Colombo and Kemper.

Bremerton Manager Under Suspension
TACOMA, May 11—Robert B. Abel of Tacoma, president of the Western International League, announced today that he had suspended Sam Gibson, manager of the Bremerton club, for alleged “misconduct” in the game against Wenatchee at Bremerton last night. Abel said that he had not determined the term of the suspension, pending further investigation.

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