Saturday, June 2, 2007

Wednesday, May 8, 1946

                 W  L  Pct GB
Salem ......... 13 0 1.000 —
Tacoma ......... 7 5  .583 5½
Wenatchee ...... 7 6  .538 6
Victoria ....... 5 7  .417 7½
Yakima ......... 5 7  .416 7½
Bremerton ...... 4 8  .333 8½
Vancouver ...... 4 8  .333 8½
Spokane ........ 4 8  .333 8½

WENATCHEE — It was the same story for the Salem Senators Wednesday night only it took longer.
A three-run rally in the first of the ninth to tie the score and another three runs in the tenth won the ball game for Salem against the Wenatchee Chiefs 8 to 5.
It was Salem's 13th straight to start the season win with no defeats, setting a new Western International League record. The old record was made by Yakima in 1938.
In the 10th, with two away, two singles and four Wenatchee walks provided the winning margin. The Chiefs were able to get one man on base in the last two frames.
Salem ............. 100 100 003 3—8 12 2
Wenatchee ...... 100 112 000 0—5  9 5
Janeway, Gerkin (8) and Salmon, Kerr (8); Babbitt, John Fitzgerald (10) and Ed Fitzgerald.

YAKIMA—Max Strait, the Yakima Valley farm boy making his first start in professional baseball, shut over the Victoria Athletics on four hits in a 7-0 victory for the hometown Yakima Stars.
Mental and physical bobbles by the Victoria defence made his work light. Yakima scored four runs in the third on one hit—that by Strait.
In the fifth, Yakima added three more runs, with a base on balls to Bill Garbe and singles to Bill McCloskey, Robert Moore and Eddie Gibb. Four errors were sandwiched in.
Victoria ......... 000 000 000—0 4 7
Yakima .......... 004 030 00x—7 6 1
Jensen, Blankenship (4) and Myers, Mulcahy (7); Strait and Gibb.

SPOKANE—Frank Gosney's blooper into left field to lead off the third inning was the only hit allowed by curve-ball artist Milt Cadinha, who led the Spokane Indians to an 11-0 Western International league thrashing of the Vancouver Capilanos.
Cadinha had two-hit the Caps earlier in the series.
Gosney never got past second base after Bob Snyder sacrificed him there. And neither did any of the other Caps. Jimmy Estrada walked, and he was the only other Vancouver base-runner.
Spokane opened the scoring in the second inning as Vic Picetti doubled to left field, stole third, then scored on Fred Martinez' double. Martinez came in on Bob James' single.
The Spokes collected three more runs in the third. Levi McCormack's blooper scored Jack Lohrke from second, and Martinez tripled to bring in McCormack and Bob Paterson.
In the fifth, McCormack doubled and scored on an error by second baseman Art Bonnell, and Paulson's single brought in Martinez, who had gone to second on an error and a wild pitch.
Martinez hit a single in the eighth with the bases loaded to score George Risk and Paterson. Billy Dunn scored on James' single and Martinez romped home on a bad throw to third base to end the scoring.
Martinez ended up five RBIs as the Indians slammed 14 hits off Bob Snyder and Dick Conover.
Cadinha struck out eight.
Vancouver ........ 000 000 000—0  1 1
Spokane ........... 023 020 04x—11 14 0
Snyder, Conover (4), and Spurgeon; Cadinha and Paulson.

TACOMA—The Tacoma Tigers took the second straight game in the opening series with the Bremerton Bluejackets in the Western International League series here by a score of 4-3 in ten innings.
Tacoma opened with a run in the first frame. The Bluejackets evened the score in the third and added two more in the fourth. Tacoms were behind until one run in the seventh levelled the score at 3-3. In the last of the 10th, Bob Hedington singled and then scored on Cliff Clifford's two-base hit.
Bremerton ............. 001 200 000 0—3 9 1
Tacoma ................ 100 010 100 1—4 9 1
Barisoff, Curran (6) and Volpi; Martin and Kemper.

Stagg to Memphis
SEATTLE, May 9—Bob Stagg, young left-handed hitting catcher, has been optioned by Seattle of the Pacific Coast League to Memphis Chicks of the Southern Association. Stagg previously had been optioned to the Yakima Stars of the class B Western International League. Officials explained Memphis manager Doc Prothro promised to give Stagg "plenty of work" in the faster junior circuit.

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