Saturday, June 9, 2007

Wednesday, August 21, 1946

                W  L  Pct GB
Wenatchee ..... 76 48 .613 —
Bremerton ..... 65 50 .565 6½
Salem ......... 67 53 .558 7
Tacoma ........ 67 55 .549 8
Yakima ........ 56 62 .475 17
Spokane ....... 50 61 .450 19½
Vancouver ..... 50 67 .427 22½
Victoria ...... 43 78 .355 31½

VANCOUVER, Aug. 21—In a tight pitchers battle, the Vancouver Capilanos continued their winning streak tonight, making it three straight with a 3-1 victory over the Bremerton Bluejackets in the Western International League.
The Caps got to Jim Lowman early with three runs in the first, thanks to mental lapses. With Reg Clarkson on second base, Jim Estrada bounced a ball down to Bill Reese at first, who threw wild to Lowman covering allowing Clarkson to whip across with the first run. Frank Mullens then singled to right and Estrada came in when right fielder Bill Barisoff threw the ball a few dozen feet wide trying to catch the runner at third. Mullens scored when Charley Mead popped a fly to deep left.
The Jackets got their run one inning later when Frank Plouf and Frank Volpi hit back-to-back singles off Bob Snyder to put runners at the corners and Frank Curtis lined a towering ball to Clarkson in centre to bring in Plouf.
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VANCOUVER [Clancy Loranger, News-Herald, August 21]—Bob Snyder dusted off his won-loss record today, preparatory to putting it on public view. Bob’s been more or less keeping this valuable property under lock and key this season, but it should stand inspection from now on.
The lanky Capilano righthander edged Bremerton Bluejackets’ Jim Lowman 3-1 in a bright hurling duel at Cap Stadium last night to register his 11th win in as many losses. So every win from now on is gravy for the popular chucker.
Snyder should be mighty proud of his .500 average, because in early June, you wouldn’t have found many people who’d have bet he’d eventually reach that mark.
Bob came to the locals with a record of 21 wins in his last year in pro ball before joining the army in 1942. And for a month and a half, that record was the only proof Snyder had that he was a hurler. But in the middle of June, Bob started to roll, and he’s been gaining momentum ever since.
Last night’s win was the Capilanos’ third straight over Bremerton, was also the third in a row for the Reno righthander, and his fourth triumph in five starts. Last time out, Bob stopped Salem on five hits, and that one loss we mentioned was a tight 3-1 duel he dropped to Carl Gunnarson.
After the second inning last night, when the visitors scored their lone counter on singles by Frankie Plouf and Frank Volpi, and Fats Curtis’ long fly, Snyder didn’t allow a man to reach second base.
But Bob had to be at his best, because Lowman tossed nothing but goose-eggs at our boys after the first frame, when we got our trio on singles by Reg Clarkson and Frank Mullens, errors by Bill Reese and Bill Barisoff, and Charley Mead’s outfield fly. Lowman allowed just three safeties after that as the two clubs went the route in an hour and 25 minutes.
The folks will get a little longer run for their money tonight, with a doubleheader scheduled, starting at 7:30. Pete Jonas and Alex Palica have been nominated by Manager Bill Brenner to try and equal last week’s five-game winning streak.
Snyder improved his record to 11 and 11.
Bremerton ....... 010 000 000—1 8 3
Vancouver ...... 300 000 00x—3 5 2
Lowman and Volpi; Snyder and Brenner.

VICTORIA, Aug. 21—Dick Adams, Wenatchee first baseman, stole the spotlight at Athletic Park Wednesday night as he clouted three home runs to lead his teammates to a 9-5 win over the Victoria Athletics.
Adams now has 33 homers, four less than the league's round-trip king, Bill Barisoff of Bremerton.
The Chiefs started their scoring in the third when Eddie Barr lifted one out of the park with one on to give them a 2-0 lead. The A's got one back in their half of the inning on Bob Cherry's triple and Beans Marionetti's sacrifice fly.
Adams made it 3-1 with his first homer in the fourth, but the Athletics tied the game as Frank Cirimele doubled to centre to bring in two runs.
Wenatchee scored five times in the fifth, two on Adams' second round-tripper, to chase Tony Chapetta in his first start for the A's. Joe Blankenship came in to relieve and the only run he surrendered was Adams' third homer in the sixth.
Gene Babbitt was never in serious trouble as he improved his record to 16-6.
Wenatchee ...... 002 151 000—9 10 1
Victoria ........... 001 200 101—5 9 2
Babbitt and Fitzgerald; Chapetta, Blankenship (5) and Paulson.

Tacoma ..... 010 010 221—7 15 1
Salem ....... 000 100 001—2 7 3
Jungbluth and Kemper; Gunnarson and Kerr.

Spokane ..... 202 310 000— 8 13 3
Yakima ....... 040 140 01x—11 10 1
Sadlish, Cadinha (6) and Varrelman; McHugh, Strait (9) and Gibb.

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