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Saturday, August 31, 1946

                 W  L  Pct GB
Wenatchee ..... 82 50 .621 —
Salem ......... 73 58 .557 8½
Bremerton ..... 68 57 .544 10½
Tacoma ........ 70 62 .530 12
Yakima ........ 64 65 .496 16½
Vancouver ..... 59 69 .461 21
Spokane ....... 53 69 .434 24
Victoria ...... 46 85 .351 35½

SPOKANE, Aug 31—Yakima Stars tonight crowded 12 runs into two home-run studded innings to defeat Spokane, 13-5, in a Western International League game.
Hugh McConnell's triple in the fourth inning scored Bill Garbe with the first run of the flurry. McConnell trotted home when Gene Thompson hit a homer run and Bob Moore followed with another homer.
In the fifth inning Garbe climaxed with a three-run homer. Three more singles, a walk and an error accounted for the rest of Yakima's eight runs for the inning.
Yakima .......... 001 480 000—13 16 2
Spokane ........ 101 200 100— 5 8 1
McHugh and McConnell; Faria and Varrelman.

BREMERTON, Aug 31—Six pitchers beat a weary trail to the mound as Salem's Senators walloped the Bremerton Bluejackets 11 to 7.
Bremerton's starting flinger, John Pintar, was touched for three singles and a double beforee he had a man out. Ted Gullic, Salem manager, greeted Bill Ahearn, relief tosser, with a three-run homer. Gullic batted in six of the Salem runs.
Hal Summers homered in the ninth with two aboard for Salem—his fourth round-tripper of the current series—and Joe Gedzius made the circuit for the losers in the fourth with a mate aboard.
Salem .............. 300 100 005—11 15 3
Bremerton ........ 022 200 100— 7 13 1
Gunnarson, Soderburg (3), Kowalski (5) and Salmon; Pintar, Ahearn (1), Medeghini (9) and Leovich.

Victoria at Vancouver, double-header, postponed rain.
Tacoma at Wenatchee, postponed.

Kuper Leads W.I.L. Hitters
[Sept. 1, 1946]
Earl Kuper, Tacoma catcher-outfielder, maintained his steady pace in the Western International League while his closest opponant fell off slightly and holds a four-point bulge over Glen Stetter, Wenatchee second baseman, latest averages released yesterday by the Howe News Bureau reveal.
Kuper has bashed in 92 hits in 254 trips for a mark of .362. Woody Salmon, Dick Kemper, Ray Orteig, Duane Crawford and Bill Barisoff are all within distance of the leader and a late spurt by any of the leading seven hitters could give them the bat crown.
Barisoff yielded the runs batted in to Wenatchee's Dick Adams, 143 to 145, but continues to lead in most offensive departments, showing the way in home runs, 38, total bases, 323, and triples, 17 and sharing the scoring lead with Stettler at 120.
Ed Murphy of Victoria still held a 34-30 margin over Vancouver's Al Kretchmar in their duel for stolen base honours. Bob Jensen's record-breaking total of 279 strikeouts give him the lead with Al Yaylian's 193 next in line.

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