W L Pct GB
Wenatchee ..... 85 52 .620 —
Salem ......... 77 59 .566 7½
Bremerton ..... 69 61 .531 12½
Tacoma ........ 72 65 .526 13
Yakima ........ 67 67 .500 16½
Vancouver ..... 61 70 .466 21
Spokane ....... 54 73 .425 26
Victoria ...... 48 86 .358 35½
VICTORIA, Sept. 3—Getting full production out of their base hits and receiving a neat pitching chore from curve-balling Tony Ferrara, the Victoria Athletics handed the Bremerton Bluejackets a 7-3 setback in the first game of a three game series which marks their last home appearance of the season.
Although in frequent trouble due to streaks of wildness, Ferrara had a two-hitter going into the ninth when a pair of walks and two scratchy infield hits got him in trouble. Frank Plouf's pair of well-tagged singles were the only balls hit out of the infield by Bremerton.
The Tars scored a pair of unearned runs in the second inning when Pete Hughes led Plouf's single roll past him, scoring Bill Reese from first and sending Plouf to third, to score later on an infield out.
Jake Suytar clouted one over the fence in the Victoria half to get one run back, but Ferrara walked four men in a row in the fifth to give Bremerton a 3-2 lead.
Hughes sent the A's ahead in the last of the fifth when he dropped his 30th home run of the season over the centrefield wall, scoring Bob Cherry ahead of him.
Three runs in the eighth, which featured a jawfest between Bremerton players, led by pitcher John Marshall and umpire Rice over ball and strike decisions, salted the game for the Athletics. Doubles by Hughes and Billy Dunn, the latter blow scoring two runs, were the big blows.
The losers had the bags loaded in the ninth and two runs in when manager Ted Norbert, taking no chances, called for Bob Jensen. The right-handed ace finished his relief chore in short order, making Reese his 290th strike out victims on three straight pitches.
Bremerton ....... 020 010 002—5 4 1
Victoria .......... 011 020 03x—7 7 1
Marshall, Medeghini (8) and Volpi; Ferrara, Jensen (9) and Stumpf.
WENATCHEE, Sept. 3—Bill Glane of Spokane outlasted Eddie Green of Wenatchee in a 13-inning pitching marathon tonight as the Spokane Indians nosed out the Wenatchee Chiefs, 2-1, for their first win in three Western International League games here.
Green set a single game strike-out record of 22, although it took him four extra innings to do it.
The game also produced a record for total strikeouts as Glane whiffed 19 to make a two-pitcher total of 41.
Spokane ......... 000 000 010 000 1—2 4 1
Wenatchee ..... 100 000 000 000 0—1 6 1
Glane and Varrelman; Green and Pesut.
VANCOUVER—Al Kretchmar added to his WIL-leading stole base total with a pair as Vancouver thumped Tacoma 11-6 at Capilano Stadium on Tuesday.
Kretchmar now has 42 steals this season.
His first of the game came into the second inning after he reached back on a muff by Marvin Scott. It wasn't needed as Reg Clarkson brought him in with a three-run homer.
Kretchmar reached base five times—twice on errors, twice on walks and once with a hit.
Lou Estes hit a two-run double in the seventh and Ray Spurgeon followed later that inning with a three-run homer for Vancouver.
Bob Hedington smacked a pinch homer for Tacoma in the eighth to score two runs.
Pete Jonas made his farewell appearance, though not in the game. He appeared as a base ump, and was called up afterward to the Seattle Rainiers. Earlier in the day, pitcher Larry Guay was summoned by the Pacific Coast League club.
Tacoma ........ 010 300 020— 6 8 3
Vancouver ..... 030 100 52x—11 12 0
Sostre, Jimmink (8) and Kuper; Anderson and Spurgeon.
YAKIMA, story unavailable.
Salem ...... 300 110 027—14 13 6
Yakima ..... 203 001 210— 9 12 4
Soderburg, Gunnarson (1), Fallin (4), Schubel (8) and Salmon; McHugh, Yaylian (8), Simon (9) and McConnell, Gibb (1).
Sunday, June 10, 2007
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