Saturday, June 9, 2007

Thursday, August 22, 1946

                 W  L  Pct GB
Wenatchee ..... 77 48 .616 —
Salem ......... 68 54 .557 7½
Bremerton ..... 65 52 .556 8
Tacoma ........ 68 56 .548 8½
Yakima ........ 57 62 .479 17
Spokane ....... 50 62 .446 20½
Vancouver ..... 52 67 .437 22
Victoria ...... 43 79 .352 32½

VANCOUVER,[Clancy Loranger, News-Herald, August 23]—Bremerton Bluejackets’ plan to stop the Vancouver Capilanos this week—if their atomic bomb arrives before Saturday. It doesn’t look as if the Jackets will slow our boys down by the orthodox method.
Last night at Cap Stadium our win-happy warriors added two more victories to their list, winning 3-1 and 10-9, to run this week’s string to five straight games.
That equally last week’s five-in-a-row mark, gave the Brownies 10 triumph in 11 starts, and left them just a game and one-half behind sixth-place Spokane.
The capacity house had a few misgivings about the nightcap last night, but little Petey Jonas left no doubt in the opening tilt. Peter allowed the visitors just three safeties, one a home run by Frankie Plouf, as he registered his fifth win against no losses.
His mates, held to two hits by Hub Kittle for four frames, exploded for two doubles (Bill Brenner and Jimmy Estrada), a triple by Frank Mullens, and a singe by Ray Orteig to sew things up in the fifth stanza.
Alex Palica, the lad who suffered the club’s only loss last week, appeared well beaten in the nightcap as Sad Sam Gibson’s desperate ladies fell on his offerings early and often.
But the locals kept within hailing distance all the time, mostly through the courtesy of Reg Clarkson (two triples, home run) and Lou Estes (two doubles, single) and were just down just 8-7 when Ernie Kershaw took over for us in the seventh.
The Brownies wasted no time giving Kershaw a lead, four straight singles producing three runs in the seventh and sending John Pintar to the showers. Bremerton got one back in the eighth, but Ernie stopped ‘em again in the ninth for his first victory.
Tonight Jim Hedgecock, who tossed brilliant ball in relief roles the last couple times out, gets a starting job. He’ll be out to chuck the club to a new season high, six wins in a row.
[WILfan note: Eddie Curtis and Bill Resse got the other hits off Jonas in the first game … Plouf hit a two-run homer in the second game … Kershaw gave up a hit an inning (he worked three) striking out one and walking one … Pintar, the loser, allowed 10 runs on 12 hits in six and a third innings].
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VANCOUVER, Aug. 22 - Pete Jonas tossed a three hitter in the seven-inning opener, while Reggie Clarkson and Lou Estes stood out in the night game as the Vancouver Capilanos swept a pair Thursday from the Bremerton Bluejackets.
The only real mistake Jonas made, as he raised his record to 5-0, was a fastball to Frank Plouf, which he parked on Sixth Avenue for the Jackets' only run.
Hub Kittle, meanwhile, limited Vancouver to one hit in the first four frames. But Bill Brenner opened with a double, and after two were out, Jim Estrada singled him home and scored as Frank Mullens tripled. Mullens pattered in as Ray Orteig followed with a single.
In the finale, Estes brought in a pair of runs in the seventh inning when he singled in Charley Mead and Al Kretchmar.
Clarkson socked a pair of triples and a homer to bring in four runs.
Plouf hit a two-run homer for the Tars in the fifth inning.
Ernie Kershaw picked up his first win as he took over when Alex Palica was pulled for a pinch hitter in the sixth.
First Game
Bremerton ..... 010 000 0—1 3 0
Vancouver .... 000 030 x—3 5 0
Kittle and Volpi; Jonas and Brenner.
Second Game
Bremerton ..... 330 020 010— 9 14 2
Vancouver .... 210 202 30x—10 12 3
Pintar, Medeghini (7) and Volpi; Palica, Kershaw (7) and Spurgeon.

VICTORIA, Aug. 22 - The Wenatchee Chiefs powered their way to a 14-5 victory over the Victoria Athletics in WIL baseball on Thursday night. It was their third straight win.
Doug Oliver was ahead 2-1 going into the fourth inning, then the Chiefs unloaded for five runs in that inning, four coming on Eddie Barr's grand slam. Wenatchee touched Oliver for six runs in the fifth before relief hurler John Carpenter could retire the side. Barr and Dick Adams each connected for doubles with the bases loaded to account for five of the tallies.
Doug Williams homered in the second for the first Wenatchee runs and Jim Warner dropped one over the centre field wall for their last two counters in the ninth.
Beans Marionetti capped Victoria's scoring with a two-run homer in the eighth.
Wenatchee .... 010 560 002—14 15 0
Victoria ......... 101 000 020— 4 8 0
Orphan and Pesut; Oliver, Carpenter (5) and Paulson.

First Game
Tacoma ....... 010 010 0—2 5 0
Salem .......... 002 000 1—3 8 0
Gerkin and Kemper; Porter and Kerr.
Second Game
Tacoma ....... 010 010 211—6 12 0
Salem .......... 000 020 000—2 5 1
Sostre and Kuper; Schubel and Kerr.

YAKIMA, Aug. 22—The Yakima Stars defeated the Spokane Indians for the second consecutive night tonight, 11-2, amidst a flurry of fisticufs and high tempers that culminated in a free-for-all fight behind the plate in the ninth inning.
In the ninth, Mike Sabena, called out on a third strike, protested to umpire Harris that the Stars' catcher, Hugh McConnell, was tipping his bat. Sabena swung, McConnell swung, and the remaining players on both sides joined in the battle.
After the game, base umpire Jack Rice said he was fining Yakima's first baseman Bill Garbe $10 and possibly more for egging on the fans into razzing the umpires. Eddie Gibb, the Stars' catcher, was ousted from the game in the sixth inning for using language which umpire Rice considered unbecoming.
Spokane ..... 101 000 000— 2 8 2
Yakima ....... 600 002 12x—11 12 2
Glane, Sandell (3), Raimondi (7) and Varrelman; Yaylian and Gibb, McConnell (7).
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