Saturday, 28 July 2007
Friday, August 26, 1949
W L PCT GB
Yakima ..... 92 45 .672 —
Vancouver .. 82 53 .607 9
Wenatchee .. 72 67 .518 21
Spokane .... 71 67 .514 21½
Victoria ... 61 78 .439 32
Salem ...... 59 79 .428 33½
Tacoma ..... 57 80 .416 35
Bremerton .. 55 80 .407 36
VANCOUVER, Aug. 27 [Don Carlson, Sun] — Jim Propst, Victoria’s spider-like little left-hander, spun a web about Vancouver’s formidable .300 hitters last night – all except two.
Of the seven regulars in the .300 class, only Dick Sinovic, a real pro, and Bud Sheely were able to outmatch Propst, who won his fifteenth game of the season, a 6-4 game over the Caps to even their series at one game each.
Sinovic, with home run number 12, and Sheely, with his number 18, and second in two nights, kept the Caps in the running until the ninth.
FINALLY GOT TO BOB
In that ninth, with Bob Snyder working nicely for Caps, close to his 22nd pitching win, the A’s punched through the winning two runs when Len Noren singled a 3-2 pitch with the bases loaded and two out.
Snyder’s reaction was chagrin and self-disgust. After the disastrous first inning when Victoria combined three hits (two of them doubles) and a walk for three runs, Snyder had almost recovered to match Propst, almost.
Throwing his heart out, Propst pitched a whale of a game. He gave only five hits, struck out 12.
He made the left-handed section of the Capilano batting orchestra look like wind instruments, except for Sheely’s one crash. The right-handers had their moments, too. K. Chorlton walking away from the plate three times with the big strike-out K symbol opposite his name in the scorecard.
MAKES IT A HABIT
Propst thus once again proved to be Vancouver’s nemesis. He is the only Western International League pitcher to have shut out the Caps this season, a job he did earlier at Cap Stadium, on which occasion he struck out 13 of Bob Brown’s dandies.
Sinovic could have been the hero had it not been for Propst’s mastery of his colleagues and Snyder’s ninth-inning sag.
It was Sinovic’s double off the centre field wall which put Caps back in the ball game in the first inning. That stroke scored the Tran brothers. Dick solved a Propst change-up pitch for it.
Then in the sixth inning, Sinovic provided one of the season’s most sensational defensive outfield plays, throwing out Ray Jacobs at the plate after hauling in Bob Day’s high fly. For a man who was supposed to be still favoring a temperamental arm that was some throw.
Sinovic’s homer came in the eighth and put Caps even with Victoria 4-4 again. It was a first-pitch blow over the right-centre field wall.
GAMES START EARLIER
Despite losing, Snyder showed why he has sustained Vancouver pitching staff this season. Stylish Bob struck out nine, and had his curve and change-up working smartly. He did give up 12 hits.
After the game, general manager Bob Brown announced that next week’s games will start 15 minutes earlier, at 8 p.m., owing to the increased coolness of the evenings.
Tuesday night, Brown announced will be “Fans’ Appreciation Night” with prizes for customers.
The prize list includes: suit or men’s or women’s clothes, two watches, two blankets, five hams, 18 pairs of nylons, two cup and saucer sets, six autographed league baseballs with named of Capilano players inscribed on them.
“We want to say thanks to the fans who have been so faithful to us all season,” said Brown.
Victoria .......... 300 000 102— 6 12 1
Vancouver ..... 200 001 010— 4 5 0
Propst and Day; Snyder and Sheely.
Wenatchee ....... 000 060 0—6 9 1
Salem .............. 030 011 0—5 8 0
Johnson, McCollum (6) and Pesut; Fredericks, Olsen (5) Foster (7) and Beard.
Wenatchee ...... 021 040 000— 7 13 2
Salem ............. 030 000 021— 6 12 2
Greenlaw and Pesut; Osborn, Olson (5) Foster (9) and Burgher.
Spokane .......... 001 203 001—7 8 2
Yakima ............ 136 200 01x—13 13 1
Howard, Kimball (3) Adams (6) Conant (8) and Rossi; Dickey, Sporer (6) and Tornay.
Bremerton ....... 200 000 000—2 4 1
Tacoma ........... 003 500 00x—8 12 2
Dahle, Pirack (4) and Ronning; Carter and Gardner.