Saturday, 28 July 2007

Friday, August 19, 1949

              W  L PCT GB
Yakima ..... 87 42 .675 —
Vancouver .. 79 48 .622 7
Spokane .... 68 62 .523 19½
Wenatchee .. 66 64 .508 21½
Victoria ... 57 74 .435 31
Salem ...... 56 73 .434 31
Bremerton .. 53 75 .414 33½
Tacoma ..... 51 79 .392 36½

BREMERTON, Aug. 19–Yakima Bears gave no indication of slowing their torrid pace. The season-long league-leaders handed the Jackets their fourth successive setback, 9-3, on Friday night.
Bob Williams and Edo Vanni each had three hits for the winners.
Yakima ............ 201 102 103—9 13 2
Bremerton ........ 000 020 010—3 7 1
Savarese and Tornay, Orteig (9); Baldwin, Pirack (5) and Neal.

SALEM, Aug. 19—Dick Greco hit his 31st and 32nd home runs at Salem as Tacoma Tigers scored heavily in three innings to down the home team 13-5, Friday night and keep the Senators from moving ahead of Victoria into fifth spot.
Tacoma ......... 040 000 504—13 12 1
Salem ............ 010 120 001— 5 11 0
Lazor and Gardner, Fredericks, Osborn (7) Foster (9) and Burgher.

WENATCHEE, Aug. 19—After sweeping a four-game set in Victoria, the Wenatchee Chiefs took the first home game of a series with the Athletics on Friday night by pounding out an 8-2 win.
Frank Labrum, ex-Stanford right-hander, got his first starting assignment for Victoria and was tagged with his fourth successive setback. Ray Jacobs was the only Victorian to do much with the offerings of Joe Orrell. Jacobs hit his 15th homer in the first and singled in the fifth to score the other run on Bob Day's double.
Victoria ............ 001 010 00—2 8 2
Wenatchee ....... 020 040 20x—8 11 0
Labrum and Day; Orrell and Winter.

WENATCHEE, Aug. 19—The Vancouver Capilanos won again Friday night but so did Yakima. For the third time this week, the second-place Vancouver ball club thus failed to hain an inch on the first-place Bears in the race down to the Western International League flag.
Friday night, lefthander Jimmy Hedgecock won, beating Spokane 6-3, although the Indians hit him safely 12 times, while the Capilanos were only able to muster eight hits.
Lee Howard was the losing pitcher for Spokane.
The Vancouver offence was led by Len Tran, who has been outstanding on the club’s road trip, and Charlie Mead. Tran batted two for four and Mead two for three with a home run.
Vancouver ..... 201 010 002—6 8 2
Spokane ........ 100 101 000—3 12 3
Hedgecock and Brenner; Howard and Parks.

Assign Vucurevich to Twin Falls
TWIN FALLS, Idaho, Aug. 19—Business manager Jack Radtke of the Twin Falls Pioneer League Ball club said right-hander Pete Vucurevich had been assigned to the Cowboys from Victoria of the Class “B” Western International League.
Vucurevich had a 5-10 record there for 5th-place Victoria, Radtke said, and last year made an 11-11 mark for Ventura of the California League.

Soriano, Seals Jointly Own Yakima Bears
YAKIMA, Aug. 20—Ownership of the pennant-bound Yakima Bears of the Western International league became a 50-50 proposition between Dewey Soriano and the San Francisco Seals after Soriano, Yakima club president bought out the interest of Frederick Mercy, Jr. The purchase price was not disclosed.
When the Seals, through Soriano, negotiated the purchase of the club last winter from Dick Richards and associates, it was on the basis of the Coast league club as half owner and Soriano and Mercy each having 25 per cent interest.
Mercy, Yakima moving picture owner, had operated the Yakima entry in 1946 and 1947

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