Saturday, June 9, 2007

Saturday, August 17, 1946

                W  L  Pct GB
Wenatchee .... 73 47 .608 —
Bremerton .... 64 46 .582 4
Salem ........ 66 51 .564 5½
Tacoma ....... 63 53 .543 8
Yakima ....... 54 60 .474 16
Spokane ...... 48 58 .453 18
Vancouver .... 47 67 .412 23
Victoria ..... 42 75 .359 29½

VANCOUVER, Aug. 17—Salem Senators ended their losing streak with a vengeance tonight, slapping out 16 hits for a 14-4 win over the Vancouver Capilanos in the second half of a double-header.
Vancouver, winners of four straight over the Senators earlier this week, made it five in the seven inning opener tonight with a 6-3 win.
Bob Snyder allowed only five Salem hits in the first game, two of them homers by Duane Crawford and Vern Reynolds; Crawford's a two-run blast in the first inning.
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VANCOUVER [Clancy Loranger, News-Herald, August 19]—If Bill Brenner, the new manager of the Vancouver Capilanos, spent Sunday proudly contemplating the team’s record for the past week, who’s to blame him? Because said record was just the best little record the club has put together all season, that’s all.
In their first home stand under the fiery young catcher, the Brownies won five out of six games. After sweeping a three-game series with Spokane, the Caps grabbed two-of-three from the third-place Salem Senators, running their winning streak to five games as they did so.
With Bob Snyder hurling smart five-hit ball in the opening of Saturday’s doubleheader, the locals sailed to a 6-3 victory to complete their winning streak and cinch the series.
The nightcap was mostly “no contest”, the visitors going slightly wild in the first frame against Alex Palica, pounding him for five safeties before Jim Hedgecock came to his rescue. By the time the side was retired, Salem had eight runs, and they went on to rack up an easy 14-4 triumph.
It might have been different if Hedgecock had started, because the left-hander was hot indeed. He gave up two blows when the Solons were in their hitting mood in the first, but stopped ‘em cold for the next five frames with just one safety. Localite Ernie Kershaw finished up, and was hit pretty hard in his season debut.
CUFF NOTES—We don’t wish to jinx our boys, but they’re within hailing distance of sixth place again … The unfortunate Spokane Indians sank to that spot recently, and the way they are playing now, they could be caught … The Caps will have their work cut out for them here this week, though, with second-place Bremerton Bluejackets in town for a seven-game stand starting tonight at the Fifth Avenue ball yard … Hunk Anderson will attempt to get the Brennermen off on the right foot for tonight’s opener … That man Ray Orteig was “stopped” Saturday night, picking up just three singles in seven tries … That’s only a .400 clip, but it worried some of his supporters who moaned, “Gee, what’s wrong with Ray?” … Earl Porter, who was with Tacoma in ’42 and was down in Mexico until June this year, was the Caps’ victim in the opener, with nemesis Bill Schuble beating us in the second … There was some talk of Salem protesting the first game because the lights were turned on in the middle of an inning … Which is just about the weakest alibi we’ve heard this season … Question: How are you going to keep Watts Gulan out of the lineup? The youngster has been playing sparkling ball at shortstop since Al Kretchmar was injured … Kretch and Bill Wright will be ready to go soon, possibly tonight.
[WILfan notes: Kershaw gave up eight hits and six runs in three innings, striking out four and walking one in his debut. He also tossed a wild pitch … That’s better than Palica, who never got a batter out. He gave up five hits and a walk and was charged with seven of the first eight runs … Ray Spurgeon and Dick Wenner hit solo homers in the night game … Hal Summers led the Salem hit parade with three singles.]
First Game
Salem ............... 200 001 0—3 5 1
Vancouver ........ 020 112 x—6 7 0
Porter and Salmon; Snyder and Brenner.
Second Game
Salem ............... 800 000 132—14 16 1
Vancouver ........ 010 001 020— 4 13 2
Schubel, Kerr (6), and Salmon; Palica, Hedgecock (1), Kershaw (7), and Spurgeon.

BREMERTON, Aug. 17—Led by their home run king, Bill Barisoff and his big bat, the Bremeron Bluejackets went on a hitting spree tonight to smother Victoria under a 17-4 defeat their their Western International League game.
Barisoff ran his string of circuit clouts to 34 by getting a pair. His second of the game helped with the second big inning for Bremerton when five runs were tallied in the sixth.
The other big Bremerton inning was the first, when five runs crossed the plate as the Bluejackets laid down their first hit barrage. The 17 hammered off two Victoria twirlers included three by Walt Bliss.
Jim Lowman had the visitors handcuffed, holding them to six scattered hits.
Victoria .............. 000 200 020— 4 6 2
Bremerton .......... 510 115 31x—17 18 1
Carpenter, Bass (6) and Stumpf; Lowman and Paglia.

First Game
Spokane ........ 000 100 0—1 3 2
Tacoma ......... 003 301 x—7 8 1
Raimondi and Clifford; Greenlaw and Cooper.
Second Game
Spokane ........ 132 001 000— 7 13 4
Tacoma ......... 200 141 30x—11 13 2
Cadinha and Varrelman; Jungbluth, Oppelt (3), Greenlaw (6) and Kemper.

Yakima .......... 000 000 030—3 5 0
Wenatchee .... 303 000 00x—6 9 2
Yaylian, Bohnen (8) and McConnell; Cronin and Fitzgerald.
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