Saturday, June 9, 2007

Wednesday, August 14, 1946

                W  L  Pct GB
Wenatchee .... 71 45 .612 —
Bremerton .... 62 45 .579 4½
Salem ........ 65 48 .575 4½
Tacoma ....... 58 53 .523 10½
Spokane ...... 48 53 .475 15½
Yakima ....... 52 58 .473 16
Vancouver .... 44 66 .400 24
Victoria ..... 41 73 .380 29

VICTORIA, Aug. 14—Close to 2,500 fans who turned out at Royal Athletic Park on Wednesday night in the hope of seeing Bob Jensen add his victory and strike out totals came away disappointed, as Hub Kittle of the Bremerton Bluejackets outpitched him in a 6-1 WIL duel.
The game was broken open in the eighth, when the Tars unloaded for five runs on six hits.
Bill Barisoff opened the scoring in the sixth when he led off with a walk, and came home when Bill Reese and Joe Gedzius singled.
Barisoff led off the eighth with a homer and four more runs came in after a double, four singles and a bad throw to the plate from left field by Bob Cherry.
The Athletics reached Kittle for lone singles in each of the first four innings but were held hitless until the ninth. Cherry led off with a double and rode home on Pete Hughes' single.
Jensen struck out ten and is six shy of the league mark of 242.
Bremerton ........... 000 001 050—6 12 1
Victoria .............. 000 000 001—1 6 1
Kittle and Paglia; Jensen and Paulson.

VANCOUVER [Clancy Loranger, News-Herald, August 15]—Even Vancouver’s Capilanos were a little surprised when they staged a fairly spectacular three-run rally in the ninth inning at Capilano Stadium Wednesday night to pull out a 7-6 victory over the Spokane Indians.
For the locals, like the folks in the stands, had spent the greater part of the contest admiring the stuff of the Indians’ little left-hander Bill Glane.
Glane, who just recently joined the Spokes after a stint in the navy and a sojourn with Montreal Royals, was making his first start this summer. The Caps will agree that it’s just as well he wasn’t around earlier.
The young southpaw didn’t allow a hit until Ray Orteig, the fence buster, slapped a single over second. That didn’t discourage Glane too much, nor did Vancouver’s first run, result of Bill Brenner’s double and Jimmy Estrada’s single in the fifth.
Bill just kept tossing ‘em past the Brownies, and by the end of the sixth frame he had around a dozen strikeouts, and looked as if he’s set a new league mark.
But his late season start began to tell on him, and let by Boss Brenner, the locals punched home another pair of markers in the seventh.
Glane still had a small lead then, though, his mates having picked up a singleton in the second on Gale Bishop’s homer, and three more in the fifth on a couple of hits off Hunk Anderson and an error by Orteig. And they went further in front in the eighth, scoring twice on three singles and an outfield fly to make the score 6-3 at that point.
Orteig got one back for Vancouver in their half of the eighth, sparking homer No. 19 into Sixth Avenue, then with one out in the ninth, the fun started—but not for Mr. Glane.
Pinch-hitter Ray Spurgeon walked, but died on second on Reg Clarkson’s fielder’s choice. Estrada then banged one down to Mike Sabena at third and that gent made a nice pickup, but hurried his throw and the ball rolled into the Cap dugout.
Frank Mullens walked to fill the base, and if the Spokane hurler aged a bit there, who’s to blame him, because Orteig was the hitter. Ray came through with his third bingle of the night, an infield hit to short, and we were one run down, at 6-5.
That brought Charley Mead to the dish, and a groan from the crowd. Charley has failed to get the ball out of the infield in four tries. But his time he made it, the pill bouncing high over Glane’s head and skidding past shortstop Andy Anderson, who made a desperate dive for it. By the time the pellet was run down, the tying and winning runs had scored.
The Caps can make it a clean sweep over the luckless Indians in the third tilt tonight, and Ronnie Bryant will do the elbowing against Wayne Collins, another ex-Montreal man.
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VANCOUVER, Aug. 14—A late-inning rally gave Vancouver Capilanos the winning margin as they triumped 7-4 over Spokane Indians here tonight for their second conseutive win in the Western International Leagus series.
Ray Orteig hit his 19th home run of the season in the eighth inning to make it a 4-2 game and took part in the Caps' late rally. Ray Spurgeon, batting for pitcher Hunk Anderson, worked 18-year-old Bill Glane for a walk, though he died on Reg Clarkson's fielder choice. Jim Estrada banged one to Sabena at third base, but a bad throw meant everyone was safe. Frank Mullens walked, then Orteig singled to bring in Spurgeon. Charlie Mead shot a single past second base to score a pair of runs to end the game.
Gale Bishop tagged Anderson for a home run in the second inning, then the Indians added three unearned runs in the fifth.
Spokane .......... 010 030 020—6 10 2
Vancouver ....... 000 010 213—7 10 1
Glane and Clifford; Anderson and Brenner.

YAKIMA, story unavailable.
Wenatchee ..... 003 010 300 00—7 12 1
Yakima ........... 111 211 000 01—8 15 1
Orphan, Babbitt (4) and Pesut; Romple and McConnell.

TACOMA, story unavailable.
Salem ........... 010 012 010 0—5 12 1
Tacoma ........ 000 030 002 1—8 13 4
Kowalski and Salmon; Colombo, Jungbluth (10) and Kuper.

By ALF COTTRELL, Sports Editor

[Vancouver Sun, Aug. 15, 1946]

Experting the Western International Loop

The National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues wishes our Western International League all-star selections. With the help of our vice-president in charge of handicapping, Keith Matthews, we whipped ‘em up some at a moment’s notice.
Here they are: Bill Garbe (Yak.) 1b, Al Kretchmar (Van.) 2b, Ray Orteig (Van.) 3b, Joe Gedzius (Brem.) ss, Danny Amaral (Brem.) lf, Gene Thompson (Yak.) cf, Duane Crawford (Sal.) rf, Dick Kemper (Tac.) c, Al Yaylian (Yak.) lhp, Bob Jensen (Vic.) rhp, Bob Hedington (Tac.) utility, Buddy Ryan (Wen.) manager.

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