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Salem ........ 8 0 1.000 —
Tacoma ....... 5 3 .625 3
Wenatchee .... 5 3 .625 3
Vancouver .... 4 4 .500 4
Bremerton .... 3 4 .429 4½
Spokane ...... 3 5 .475 5
Victoria ..... 3 6 .333 5½
Yakima ....... 1 7 .125 7
VANCOUVER [Clancy Loranger, News-Herald, May 4]—How does the song go? Over and over, and over and over again?
Well, throw in a few more loose overs, and you’ll have the background music for last night’s fantastic Western International League ball game at Capilano Stadium, which our Caps won from Yakima, 13-12.
The balls just kept going over and over the right field fence—although one went over the left field fence just to break the monotony—and when the adding machines were checked, it was found there were no less than nine (9) home runs recorded.
CAME FROM BEHIND
Yakima cut in for five of the record-breaking total (it must break some kind of record), but the Vancouver crew timed theirs a little better. They saved two of them until the last inning when Earl Silverthorn and Jimmy Estrada hit the jackpot to create a screwy ending for the generally batty proceedings.
The locals were down 12-11 at the time, having come from behind a 12-9 deficit, after blowing a 7-0 second inning lead. That’s the sort of thing we mean, and it was going on all evening.
Four instance, six of those home runs were hit by three men, with Hugh McConnell and Gene Thompson for the visitors, and Frank Mullens of the Caps getting a pair. Bob Moore got the other Yakima four-ply swat.
Five pitchers were used, with Jim Hedgecock, who took over for Bob Snyder in the eighth, getting credit for the win. Joe Kralovich, last of three Star hurlers, tossed those last two home runs, and was losing pitcher.
The two clubs play two games here today before winding up their seven-game series in Seattle Sunday.
Ronnie Bryant will likely toss ‘em up for Sylvester Johnson’s crew, who have now won three out of four from the Yaks, in the afternoon tussle, which starts at 2 p.m.
The evening Vancouver mound choice is still undecided, but John Marshall, one of the local public’s best hates, is slated to toe the mound for Yakima. Hissing starts at 8 p.m.
[WILfan notes: Ray Spurgeon, who didn’t homer, was four-for-five for Vancouver. All were singles. Silverthorn had three hits and only needed a triple for the cycle. He also batted in five runs. Mullens produced four.]
Yakima ............ 005 013 300—12 15 2
Vancouver ....... 072 000 002—13 15 1
Byrd, Ward (3), Kralovich (8) and McConnell; Snyder, Hedgecock (8) and Spurgeon.
VICTORIA, B.C.—Although out-hit 13-9, Tacoma Tigers edged out Victoria Athletics 6-5.
The home team made the game close with three runs in the eighth, including a two-run homer by Les Mulcahy that brought the fans to their feet.
Righthander Les Jones was pulled in the first inning as Tacoma scored four runs on three hits off him, two on a home run by Hank Valle. Joe Blankenship was brought in until the ninth until he was lifted for Frank Bruno.
Tacoma added single runs in the second and sixth while Victoria managed one in the first and another in the fifth before the big eighth.
Besides Mulcahy's homer, Eddie Murphy singled home a run.
Cy Greenlaw was the winning pitcher.
Tacoma ........ 410 001 000—6 9 1
Victoria ........ 100 010 030—5 13 1
Greenlaw, Colombo (9) and Kemper; Jones, Blankenship (1), Bruno (9) and Mulcahy.
WENATCHEE—The Wenatchee Chiefs defeated the Bremerton Bluejackets 7 to 1 here to open a four-game Apple Blossom festival WIL series.
Buddy Haskell's triple scored three runs in the first frame and Wenatchee added single runs in all innings but the third and fourth. Ed Barr hit a homr in the fifth with no one aboard.
Bremerton ........... 000 001 000—1 8 0
Wenatchee ......... 310 010 13x—7 12 0
Holt, Kostenbader (3) and Paglia; Cronin and Pesut.
SALEM—The mighty Salem Senators kept their baseball slate clean by downing the Spokane Indians, 9-4.
It was Salem's eighth straight victory. Pitcher Carl Gunnarson kept Spokane's eight hits fairly well scattered to win his second game in as many tries.
Spokane ........ 010 010 101—4 8 0
Salem ........... 230 000 04x—9 13 2
Barisoff and Clifford; Gunnarson and Kerr.
Saturday, June 2, 2007
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