W L Pct GB
Salem ......... 22 14 .611 —
Wenatchee ..... 23 15 .605 —
Spokane ....... 21 15 .583 1
Tacoma ........ 18 15 .545 2½
Yakima......... 18 16 .529 3
Bremerton ..... 18 17 .514 3½
Vancouver ..... 15 21 .417 7
Victoria ....... 8 30 .211 15
TACOMA, May 30 — Lefty Cy Greenlaw twirled a no-hit, no-run game, first of the Western International league season, as the Tacoma Tigers gained a 3-0 victory over the Yakima Stars in the seven-inning nightcap of their doubleheader here Thursday.
Tacoma also won the first game, 5-4.
Only two members of the Yakima team managed to get on bases, Bob Moore reaching second on an error in the second inning and Bud Dawson drawing a walk in the third. Greenlaw, displaying excellent control and keeping the Stars off balance with a good change of pace, was hit solidly only three or four times during the entire contest and on no occasion needed any extraordinary defensive help.
About 4,000 fans witnessed the feat by the 27 year old.
Yakima ......... 000 002 110—4 9 4
Tacoma ........ 000 201 20x—5 3 2
Yaylian and Gibb; Martin and Kemper.
Second Game-Seven Innings
Yakima ......... 000 000 0—0 0 2
Tacoma ........ 021 000 x—3 3 1
Ward, Bohnen (6), and McConnell; Greenlaw and Kuper.
SPOKANE, May 30 - Spokane Indians Thursday won two Western International League baseball games over the Victoria Athletics, edging out a 3-2 decision in a nine-inning opener, and hitting five doubles and a home run to win a seven-inning nightcap, 10-4.
Pete Hughes, slugging Victoria right fielder, bagged out two home runs in the second game, but the Athletics were unable to compete with 15 Spokane hits. Frank Martinez, Indians second baseman, hit Spokane's first home field circuit clout of the season in the first inning.
Victoria reliever Al Raimondi was so upset at a decision, he tossed the ball over the grandstand at Ferris Field and was tossed from the game.
Levi McCormack, Spokane left fielder, settled the issue in the tighly-played first game when he hit a third-inning triple to drive in two runs.
Victoria ......... 100 000 001—2 5 1
Spokane ........ 102 000 00x—3 8 2
Ferrara and Mulcahy; Hallbourg and Paulson.
Victoria .......... 030 001 0—4 9 0
Spokane ......... 400 312 x—10 15 2
Biale, A. Raimondi (1), Blankenship (6) and Clifford; Kinnaman and Cole.
SALEM [Vancouver News-Herald, May 31]—It was Decoration Day in the United States Thursday, and Lady Luck, getting into the spirit of the thing, took a holiday, too. Anyway, she deserted the Vancouver Capilanos completely, and as a result Syl Johnson’s crew lost a pair of tilts to Salem Senators by the narrowest of margins.
After dropped the first game 5-4 when a fly to right field became lost in the sun, went for two bases and sent across two runs, the Caps just missed out in the seven-inning nightcap, having the tying and winning runs on base when the last man went out. The score was 3-2.
HARD LUCK HEDGECOCK
Lefty Jim Hedgecock, the hard-luck member of the Vancouver pitching staff, was the victim in the first contest, which was won by Carl Gunnarson, the ex-Vancouver hurler.
Gunnarson got off to a bad start when Lou Estes, the newcomer from San Diego who was the hitting hero of Wednesday night’s Vancouver win, powered a three-run homer over the distant leftfield wall. It was his second four-base blow in as many games.
Bill Brenner put the Caps further ahead in the third with another mighty wallop over the left fence, but from then on Gunnarson had things under control.
Salem’s break came in the fourth when, after Kubiak and Al Summers had hit, Vern Reynolds lifted a fly to right field. Frank Mullens lost sight of it entirely in the sun, and both runners scored.
RALLY JUST MISSES
A 400 ft. homer by Dick Wenner, with one on, proved the winning margin in the second game, as Bob Snyder and rookie Ed Kowalski tangled in a hot pitching duel.
Singles by Estes and Jimmy Estrada, plus an infield out, put Vancouver all even in the second after Salem had scored in the first on a single and George Vico’s triple.
But Benner took over in the third, and the Caps appeared beaten when they suddenly came to life in the seventh. With two out, Brenner walked, Earl Silverthorn singled, and Al Kretchmar also rapped out a one-basser to send Brenner home and make is 3-2. But Mullens—it just wasn’t his day—grounded out and left the two runners stranded.
The double win gave Salem a 3-1 bulge in the eight-game series, which continues here tonight. Either Alex Palica or Ron Bryant will handle the hurling chores.
Vancouver ...... 301 000 000—4 7 2
Salem ............ 002 230 00x—5 9 1
Hedgecock and Brenner; Gunnarson and Kerr.
Vancouver ...... 010 000 1—2 8 0
Salem ............ 102 000 x—3 5 1
Snyder and Spurgeon; Kowalski and Salmon.
WENATCHEE - story unavailable
Bremerton ............. 520 010 0—8 12 4
Wenatchee ........... 110 012 1—7 10 2
Federmeyer and Volpi; Penrose, Logg (1), Fitzgerald (?) and Fitzgerald.
Bremerton ............. 010 000 030—4 6 2
Wenatchee ........... 460 010 00x—11 13 1
Holt, Paglia (2) and Volpi; Vivalda and Fitzgerald.
Sunday, June 3, 2007
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