Saturday, June 2, 2007

Sunday, May 5, 1946

SALEM — The Salem Senators ran their Western International league victory string to 11 straight games here Sunday by winning from Spokane 3 to 1 and 4 to 3 to stay on top of the league.
The Senators had to go 13 innings, however, to notch their bats for the nightcap, but made it on a single that sent shortstop Al Kubiak homeward. Salem's three other runs came in the sixth with pinch-hitter Woody Salmon driving in two runners with his single.
In the first game, Spokane had a 1 to 0 lead in the fifth but the "Little Beavers" brought home three runs in the eighth to clinch their hold on the victory string.
First game:
Spokane ....... 000 010 000—1 4 2
Salem ........... 000 000 03x—3 6 2
Kinnaman and Clifford; Fallin, Gerkin (9) and Salmon.
Second game (13 innings)
Spokane ..... 010 010 100 000 0—3 10 1
Salem ......... 000 003 000 000 1—4 9 2
Bass and Cole; Janeway, Adams (6) Gerkin (7) and Kerr.

SEATTLE — Yakima staved off a last inning rally here to defeat Vancouver 5-4, in a game played here because of British Columbia's ban on Sunday baseball.
Ray Spurgeon singled home Art Bonnell to give Vancouver the lead in the second inning. Yakima tied it in the third when a single to right by Bob Stagg scored Bud Dawson.
In the sixth the Stars rallied for three runs, with Harlond Clift's double the big blow of the inning.
Sid Van Sinderen struck out with the tying run on third to end the game.
Bonnell had three hits for Vancouver, two of them doubles.
Jack Kralovich finally beat his former teammates, sriking out ten and walking six. Alex Palica allowed four hits and five walks in the eight innings he worked. Tex Janicek gave up what proved to be the winning run in the ninth on Gene Thompson's single.
Yakima won the series with Vancouver four games to three.
Yakima ......... 001 003 001—5 10 1
Vancouver ... 010 000 003—4 13 1
Kralovich and Stagg; Palica, Janicek (8) and Spurgeon.

WENATCHEE — The Wenatchee Chiefs defeated Bremerton Bluejackets 5 to 3 to end their seven-game series with a four to three advantage. Chief Pitcher Hugh Orphan had limited Bremerton to two scratch hits when he was hit in the hand by a pitched ball in the fifth.
Bill Reese hit a homer for Bremerton with Walt Bliss aboard in the seventh. Glen Stetter homered with a mate aboard in the fourth for the Chiefs and Dick Adams hit a circuit clout in the eighth.
Bremerton ....... 000 000 210—3 8 2
Wenatchee ....... 101 200 01x—5 7 2
Kittle, Holt (8) and Volpi; Orphan, Babbitt (7) and Pesut.

Tacoma at Victoria, not scheduled.

VICTORIA - Manager Laurel Harney has announced the release of right handed pitcher Leo Jones.
He worked only 2/3rds of an inning in his only start, giving up four runs on three hits and walking two on May 3 against Tacoma. He did not strike out a batter.
Jones will be returning to his home in the United States.

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