Saturday, June 2, 2007

Thursday, May 2, 1946

               W L   Pct GB
Salem ........ 7 0 1.000 —
Tacoma ....... 4 3  .571 3
Wenatchee .... 4 3  .571 3
Bremerton .... 3 3  .400 3½
Spokane ...... 3 4  .429 4
Vancouver .... 3 4  .429 4
Victoria ..... 3 5  .375 4½
Yakima ....... 1 6  .143 6

VANCOUVER [Clancy Loranger, News-Herald, May 3]—The win-hungry Yakima Stars, who hadn’t tasted victory in six previous Western International League starts, gobbled our Capilanos at Cap Stadium last night, 13-6.
Spencer Harris’ hirelings banged out 15 hits off two Vancouver pitchers, Doug Ford and Lou (Tex) Janicek in the third contest of the seven-game series which continues tonight at 8 o’clock.
The loss dropped the locals below the .500 mark in the wins and losses department again, with three and four. Lanky Bob Snyder has been given the nod to pitch the Brownies back even tonight.
Our boys, who had taken the first two tilts of the series from the Yaks, hung on for one inning last night, but that was all. Husky Doug Ford, who received a husky bonus for signing this season, showed smatterings of a fast ball in the two stanzas he worked, but he had no idea where to put it. Doug, who walked eight in his first start in Spokane, issued six free passes last night as the Stars took a commanding 6-2 lead in the first two frames.
Janicek, the eccentric southpaw who has been complaining that he hasn’t had enough work, got plenty when he took over on the Cap mound in the third.
The tall Texan was rapped for 13 blows, including a three-run homer by Manager Harris, and walked nine before the last man was out.
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.—Walt McHugh, who toiled on the Yakima mound, showed a lot of stuff, and gave up just four hits in the first six innings … Every man on the Capilano roster has seen action now … Janicek’s appearance last night was his first, and Reg Clarkson, who has just finished his Varsity exams, played left field … Reg got one hit, a single, in five tries, but swing at a few bad balls … The Caps are developing a lot of hitting pitchers … Janicek surprised everybody, including himself, by singling with the bases loaded, but made up for it by running the men ahead of him off their bags and into trouble.
[WILfan notes: Bud Dawson had two singles and a double to bat in three Stars … both catchers, Dick Zender of Vancouver and Hugh McConnell of Yakima, were charged with two passed balls … the only double play of the game ended with the Caps getting an out at the plate … McHugh walked ten, Janicek walked nine].
Yakima ......... 241 130 020—13 15 2
Vancouver .... 201 000 030— 6  8 3
McHugh and McConnell; Ford, Janicek (3) and Zender.

VICTORIA, B.C.—Victoria Athletics pulled on even terms in their current series as they trounced Tacoma Tigers 10-3. The series now stands at two victories apiece.
The big blow in Victoria's six-run second inning was Walt Raimondi's bases-loaded triple to the left field fence. Les Mulcahy added a two-run double.
Athletics starter Bob Jensen helped his own cause with a two-run homer in the seventh.
Hal Jungbluth gave up seven hits and six runs during his three innings on the mound to take the loss.
Tacoma's fielding was spotty with five errors chalked up against them as they pushed across single runs in the first, fifth and seventh frames.
After the game, Victoria announced it had signed Jimmy Carpenter, a former pitcher for the Seattle Rainiers and Vancouver Capilanos, who is attending U.B.C. He will be ready to pitch in about a week.
Tacoma ........... 101 000 100— 3  8 5
Victoria ........... 060 010 30x—10 14 1
Jungbluth, Dupre (3) and Kemper; Jensen and Mulcahy.

SALEM, Ore.—The Salem Senators, undefeated so far this season, racked up their seventh straight win by trimming Spokane, 9-7.
Spokane ......... 310 020 010—7 7 5
Salem ............ 107 001 00x—9 9 5
Hallbourg, Oliver (2), Powers (3) and Cole; Gerkin and Kerr.

BREMERTON—Bill Scopetone doubled in the last of the ninth to cap a four-run rally that gave Bremerton a 6 to 5 victory over Wenatchee.
Wenatchee ..... 200 000 201—5  7 2
Bremerton ...... 110 000 004—6 11 2
Babbitt, Penrose (9) and Pesut; Barisoff, Medeghini (7) and Volpi.

New Pitcher Signed Is by A’s
[Victoria Colonist, May 3, 1946]
Johnny Carpenter, former member of the Seattle Rainier’s pitching staff, will report to the Victoria Athletics tomorrow, Manager Laurel Harney announced last night. Carpenter, who played with the Vancouver Capilanos prior to joining the Pacific Coast League team, has been attending the University of British Columbia.
Carpenter, according to Haney, will require about one week’s conditioning before he wil be ready to take his turn on the “A’s” pitching staff. After reporting here to join the team, Carpenter will make the road trip to Yakima with the Athletics, and should be prepared to pitch toward the end of the series with the American team.

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