Saturday, June 2, 2007

Thursday, May 9, 1946

                 W  L  Pct GB
Salem ......... 13  1 .929 —
Wenatchee ...... 8  6 .571 5
Tacoma ......... 7  6 .538 5½
Yakima ......... 6  7 .461 6½
Spokane ........ 6  8 .429 7
Bremerton ...... 5  8 .385 7½
Victoria ....... 5  8 .385 7½
Vancouver ...... 4 10 .286 9

WENATCHEE — The Wenatchee Chiefs forgot their stage fright Thursday night and defeated the previously unbeaten Salem Senators 8 to 2 to end the fabulous Senators' victory streak at 13. The Chiefs win turned a trick that neither Spokane nor Yakima was able to do in previous games. The game ended the current WIL series here with Salem holding a two to one edge.
Joe Vivalda gave up six hits, six walks and struck out eight for the win.
Salem ............ 010 000 001—2  6 4
Wenatchee ..... 060 110 00x—8 11 0
Fallin and Salmon; Vivalda and Fitzgerald.

YAKIMA — Yakima made it two straight over the Victoria Athletics in their series by defeating the Canadians 3 to 1.
Stars scored their runs in the fourth inning when Bill Garbe opened with a double, Bob Moore singled, both men advanced on an error and scored on Gene Thompson's single. Thompson came home on an error.
Victoria's one run came in the third when Al Steele hit a double, moved to third, then stole home.
Walt McHugh allowed only four Victoria hits—three were singles—but he walked seven, hit a batter and tossed a wile pitch. Tony Ferrara took the loss, scattering six hits and walking five.
Victoria ............ 001 000 000—1 4 4
Yakima ............. 000 300 00x—3 6 1
Ferrara and Mulcahy; McHugh and Gibb.

TACOMA—Bremertons' Bluejackets, behind steady five-hit pitching by Hubert (Hub) Kittle, scored a 4 to 1 victory over the Tacoma Tigers to salvage the finale of their three-game series.
Bremerton ..... 000 010 012—4 6 1
Tacoma ........ 000 001 000—1 5 4
Kittle and Paglia; Greenlaw, Kasepchuk (9) and Kemper.

SPOKANE [Vancouver News-Herald, May 10]—Manager Syl Johnson moves his Vancouver Capilanos, and a large box of headache tablets, to Tacoma today, where the Canadian entry in the Western International League opens a four-game stand against the Tigers tonight.
The Caps wound up their stay in Spokane last night by dropping a doubleheader to the Indians to run their string of losses to six in a row.
After the Spokes had taken the seven-inning opener from the Vancouver nine, 7-3, the Brownies ran afoul of Dick Powers in the nine-inning nightcap and went down 3-0 as the young righthander kept things well in hand. Five Vancouver errors paved the way for most of the Spokane scoring.
Southpaw Jim Hedgecock was the Spokes’ first victim in the first tilt, the Indians putting the game on ice with a four-run third inning.
Big Bob Paterson, Spokane’s starry centre fielder, who drove in three runs, scored George Risk and Jack Lohrke on a single to start Mel Cole’s charges off, and burly Bob James followed with a single which scored two more.
Art Bonnell hit his second double of the game in the fourth for Vancouver’s first run, and the Brownies pushed a couple more across in the seventh before Gus Hallbourg forced Dick Zender to pop up with the bases loaded and end the rally.
First Game
Vancouver ........... 000 100 2—3 10 1
Spokane .............. 004 021 x—7  9 4
Hedgecock and Zender; Hallbourg and Paulson.
Second Game
Vancouver .......... 000 000 000—0 8 5
Spokane ............. 100 000 20x—3 5 3
Bryant and Spurgeon; Powers and Clifford.

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