Sunday, June 3, 2007

Tuesday, May 21, 1946

                 W  L  Pct GB
Salem ......... 16 10 .615 —
Spokane ....... 16 11 .593 ½
Yakima ........ 15 11 .577 1
Wenatchee ..... 15 11 .577 1
Tacoma ........ 13 12 .520 2½
Bremerton ..... 12 13 .480 3½
Vancouver ..... 10 17 .370 6½
Victoria ....... 7 19 .269 9

VICTORIA—Playing listless ball after two innings, the Victoria Athletics absorbed an 18-4 loss to the Wenatchee Chiefs in WIL baseball Tuesday night.
The Chiefs punched out 17 hits off Tony Ferrara and Joe Blankenship and ran wild on the base paths, pilfering no fewer than ten cushions.
Jim Warner, Chiefs centre-fielder, touched off a five-run uprising in the second inning with a two-run homer.
Adams led the Wenatchee attack with a four-for-five night, while Bob Cherry had a pair of hits for Victoria.
Eddie Green, Sacramento farmhand, opened for the Chiefs but was bothered by control trouble, and replaced with Chuck Cronin after 1 1-3 innings. Greene didn't give up any hits, but issued five walks. Ferrara lasted 3 1-3 innings and took the loss, giving up eight hits, walking four and tossing a wild pitch.
Victoria manager Laurel Harney announced Tuesday night that he hopes to have Beans Marionetti and Vic Buccola, both former Oakland players, on hand for Wednesday's game.
Wenatchee ........ 151 361 010—18 17 3
Victoria ............. 030 000 010— 4  6 5
Green, Cronin (2) and Fitzgerald; Ferrara, Blankenship (4) and Mulcahy.

VANCOUVER, May 21—Spokane Indians bounced back to blast a 17-hit barrage off two hurlers for a 9-2 triumph over the Vancouver Canadians here tonight, levelling their Western International League baseball series at a win apiece.
The feature of the fray was a 410-foot home run by Spokane's Bob Patterson, the longest of the season here, as the Indians provided good hitting support for a well-scattered nine-hit pitching effort by Joe Faria.
Alex Palica took the loss pitching four innings before giving way to Bryant in the fourth.
Jimmy Estrada accounted for both Vancouver runs with a third ining single and an eighth frame circuit clout.
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VANCOUVER [Clancy Loranger, News-Herald, May 22]—It started to rain about the seventh inning up at Capilano Stadium last night, but as far as our Caps were concerned, it should have rained harder, and sooner. About seven innings sooner.
Syl Johnson’s crew, who looked like a million dollars as they beat Spokane Indians Monday night, gave a few hundred thousand back last night, the Spokes spanking out a 9-2 triumph to even the series at one game apiece.
Although Mel Cole’s Injuns teed off on Alex Palica for two runs in the opening stanza, it looked, for awhile, as if the Brownies were going to pound Spokane’s Joe Faria, the ex-Bellingham hurler, even harder.
But our boys left two men on base in the first, three more in the second, and another pair in the third, when they did manage one counter. After that Faria, seeing that the locals couldn’t hurt him, didn’t worry too much—Jimmy Estrada, who is fast becoming the people’s favorite, rapped out a home run in the eighth, but that was the best we could do.
Meanwhile Palica, who was batted out of the box Saturday night too, got no better, and he left after four frames, eight hits, and five runs. Ronnie Bryant finished up and was touched for four more runs by the powerful Tribe, who brought out their big guns for 17 blows.
CUFF NOTES—Ray Orteig, moved up into the number four cleanup slow when he took over at third base, hasn’t done a thing with the willow … but Manager Syl Johnson is hoping he’ll look like a pitcher tonight, and he’s named the strong righthander to hurl the Caps into a lead over Spokane …Incidentally, there’ll be two games on the Friday holiday, 2:30 and 8 p.m., and just one game, the night tilt, on Saturday … Lanky Bob Patterson, the swift centre fielder for the visitors who has been in somewhat of a batting slump lately, snapped out of it with the season’s longest right field home run … It was well to the left of that owl perched on the fence.
[WILfan note: Jack Lohrke, George Risk and Vic Picetti added three hits each for Spokane … Picetti and Paterson batted in a pair … Estrada singled in Oretieg in the third inning … The Caps left 11 stranded as everyone in the line-up, save pinch-hitter Sid Van Sinderen, had at least one hit.]
Spokane ......... 202 111 119—9  7 1
Vancouver ...... 001 000 010—2 12 2
Faria and Clifford; Palica, Bryant (5) and Brenner.

BREMERTON, May 21—Bremerton edged out Salem in a battle of home runs, 14-13.
Bill Barisoff of the hometown Bluejackets started the homer habit, before his teammate, Bill Reed, walloped one with the sacks full in the sixth, when Bremerton overcame an early Salem lead to go in front 12-8.
Trailing by four in the ninth, Salem got two men aboard and catcher Ted Kerr lofted a circuit clout, but the rally could go no further.
Salem used two pitchers and Bremerton three in the 30-hit fracas.
Salem ........... 230 300 203—13 13 4
Bremerton ...... 001 245 11x—14 17 1
Soderberg, Fallin (6) and Kerr; Holt, Lowman (3), Kittle (9) and Paglia.

YAKIMA, May 21—Tacoma Tigers scored five runs in the first inning and then went on to a 17-2 victory over Yakima Stars in the opening game of a Western International League baseball series Tuesday night before 2,292 fans, the second largest crowd of the season.
The Tigers picked up two more in the second and then had an eight run splurge in the eighth off relief pitcher Dick O'Boyle.
The five runs in the first came on an error, two walks and singles by Earl Kuper and Morry Abbott and Dick Kemper's three run single.
Tacoma ..... 520 000 280—17 15 1
Yakima ...... 011 000 000— 2  8 4
Greenlaw and Kemper; Kralovich, Bohnen (2), O'Boyle (8) and Gibb.

Ron Bryant, .444; Jim Hedgecock, .429, Ray Spurgeon, .333; Reg Clarkson, .288, Bill Brenner, .267; Alex Palica, .267; Jimmy Estrada, .265; Art Bonnell, .261; Cleve Ramsey, .256; Frank Mullens, .248’ Earl Silverthorn, .244; Hunk Anderson, .222; Sid Van Sinderen, .212; Al Kretchmar, .208; Dick Zender, .182; Ray Orteig, .176; Walls Gulan, .074; Bob Snyder, .000.
Orteig, 1-0; Anderson, 2-1; Hedgecock, 2-2; Bryant, 2-2; Palica, 3-4; Snyder, 0-2.

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