Saturday, June 2, 2007

Standings of Monday, May 13, 1946

                 W  L  Pct GB
Salem ......... 14  4 .778 —
Wenatchee ..... 10  8 .558 4
Yakima ........ 10  8 .558 4
Tacoma ......... 9  8 .529 4½
Spokane ........ 9  9 .500 5
Bremerton ...... 7 10 .472 6½
Victoria ....... 6 12 .333 8
Vancouver ...... 6 12 .333 8

Yakima Stages Big Comeback
Revenge seems to be in order this week in the Western International league, and revenge is what the Yakima Stars will be seeking when they invade Salem for a seven-game series Tuesday night.
The Salem Senators waxed Yakima four-straight at the start of the season while running up a new league record of 13 consecutive wins without a defeat from the getaway.
But last week the Solons finally ran out of ammunition, dropping one game to Wenatchee and three more to Spokane's Indians who previously had been victimized by Salem for seven straight.
Yakima, meanwhile, recovered and took six out of seven from the hapless Victoria Athletics last week to tie with Wenatchee for second place. The Stars amassed 46 runs in taking a Sunday double-header from Victoria but with Salem coming up, the Stars might have saved some of those tallies.
Spokane showed a big comeback last week, taking six out of seven from Vancouver and Salem to climb from the cellar to fifth place and a .500 percentage. This week the Indians should fatten at Victoria, where the series started Monday night and will wind up with a Saturday doubleheader to beat the Canadian Sunday blue law.
The second-place Chiefs level off on that 250-foot right field fence at Vancouver in another series which was to start Monday night and conclude with a pair Saturday. Vancouver salvaged but two games out of seven on the road last week.
Bremerton, which opened at Tacoma last Tuesday, returns to Tigertown for a seven-game stay. The Tigers are in fourth place while Bremerton is just one rung ahead of the tail-end British Columbia clubs.
Batting averages released by the Howe News Bureau of Chicago for the past weekend gave Outfielder Frank Lucchesi of Salem first place in the stick parade with a .429 average. Following him were teammate Dick Wenner at .382; Spokane's second sacker George Risk with .378; Fred Martinez, Spokane, .375 and catcher Ray Spurgeon, Vancouver, .367. As of the time of the compilations, Salem's Steve Gerkin's five victories with no defeats headed the pitchers.

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