W L Pct GB
Salem ........ 9 0 1.000 —
Wenatchee .... 6 4 .600 3½
Tacoma ....... 5 5 .500 4½
Victoria ..... 5 6 .455 5
Bremerton .... 4 5 .444 5
Vancouver .... 4 6 .400 5½
Yakima ....... 3 7 .300 6½
Spokane ...... 3 9 .333 7½
VANCOUVER—Yakima Stars beat Vancouver Capilanos 8-4 Saturday night to win the Western International League series three games to two. Stars had won the afternoon contest 10-1.
John Marshall was the winning pitcher for Yakima and although he allowed 13 hits, Vancouver got only four runners across the plate.
Meanwhile, the Stars were making seven hits with eight runs.
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VANCOUVER [Clancy Loranger, News-Herald, May 5]—Visitors to Bob Brown’s office at Capilano Stadium Saturday night were a little startled to see the Vancouver team’s vice-president-business manager fingering the sharp edge of a double-bitted axe.
Although the Capilanos’ brain trust wasn’t talking, rumors were flitting about the ball park that heads would roll following our Western International League entry’s sad showing Saturday, when the locals dropped two games to Yakima Stars…
Down 3-1 in games to the Vancouver crew following our spectacular ninth-inning with Friday, the visitors pulled up all square with 10-1 and 8-4 victories in Saturday’s afternoon and evening tussles…
Our vaunted pitching staff, counted on to carry the major burden for the Brownies, didn’t have a look-in against the Yakima power Saturday.
The Yaks, who got the range on the right field wall Friday night, when they hit five of that weird contest’s nine home runs, had their big guns booming in the same manner in the afternoon tilt, whopping four more round-trippers over the right field ramparts.
Bob Stagg, who took over behind the bat when Hugh McConnell split his finger, hammered two of the four-baggers, one of them hitting the top of a right field light standard. Bill McCloskey and Bill Garbe also hit for the long ball as Ron Brant was shelled from the mound.
FORD LEAVES EARLY
Doug Ford, the expensive Seattle chattel, made his third start pitching under the lights, and didn’t look any better than he did in his first two unfortunate mound ventures.
Still unable to find the plate, Ford walked three in the first inning, and gave up a double and a single for four runs and the ball game. Doug got no better after that, and Yakima was leading 7-0 when Ford walked the plank early in the fourth. Lefthander Jim Hedgecock looked good as he finished up, but his efforts came too late.
[WILfan notes: Ray Spurgeon’s seventh inning homer accounted for Vancouver’s run in the first game. He had three of the Caps’ six hits … Winning pitcher Al Yaylian walked five in going the route … Bryant gave up ten hits and seven walks …Reg Clarkson had a four-for-five performance in the night game … Frank Gosney hit a solo homer for Vancouver … Ford struck out seven and walked seven … Stagg bashed a pair of doubles in the night game].
Yakima .......... 210 112 021—10 14 1
Vancouver ..... 000 000 100— 1 6 2
Yaylian and McConnell, Stagg; Bryant, Conover and Spurgeon.
Yakima .......... 410 200 010—8 7 2
Vancouver ..... 000 031 000—4 13 3
Marshall and Stagg; Ford, Hedgecock and Zender.
VICTORIA—Warren Martin, Tacoma Tigers and Al Raimondi, Victoria Athletics, staged a pitchers' duel Saturday, Raimondi emerging victor as A's won 3-2 in the opener of a day-night WIL double-header.
Martin allowed only five hits to Raimondi's six but Victoria bunched three of theirs in the eighth, scoring three runs on a single by Bob Cherry and Les Mulcahy, the latter pinch hitting for Al Raimondi with Al Steele on the bags.
In the finale, the Athletics picked up three markers in the first, picked up a single in the third on Ed Murphy's homer over the centre field fence and added another in the fifth.
Victoria announced the release of first baseman Hardy Mollath, who didn't see action in either game.
Tacoma ......... 000 100 100—2 6 0
Victoria ......... 000 000 03x—3 5 3
Martin and Kemper; A. Raimondi, Bruno (9) Jensen (9) and Myers.
Tacoma ...... 001 100 001—4 10 1
Victoria ...... 301 100 00x—5 7 2
Jungbluth, Kasepchuk (8) and Kuper; Ferrara and Mulcahy.
WENATCHEE, May 4—Scoring in every inning, the Wenatchee Chiefs of the Western International league defeated the Bremerton Bluejackets 13-7 here Saturday afternoon.
The second half of an apple festival doubleheader is scheduled for Saturday night.
The winners scored three runs on two hits and two errors in the first inning.
Bremerton ...... 001 021 003— 7 14 3
Wenatchee .... 312 211 12x—13 16 3
Pintar, Gibson (6) and Paglia; Penrose and Pesut.
WENATCHEE—Beak Federmeyer won his second WIL victory in five days from the Wenatchee Chiefs as the Bremerton Bluejackets defeated the Chiefs 8 to 4 here Saturday night.
Federmeyer was master all the way.
Bremerton ........ 020 021 120—8 13 3
Wenatchee ...... 100 001 002—4 4 4
Federmeyer and Volpi; Vivalda, Logg (6), Fitzgerald (9) and Pesut.
SALEM — no story available.
Spokane ...... 000 000 000—0 3 2
Salem ......... 630 300 000—12 11 0
Corsan, Oliver (1), Prosser (2), Cvitanich (4) and Cole; Kowalski and Salmon, Kerr (7).
Saturday, June 2, 2007
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