Saturday, 28 July 2007
Monday, August 22, 1949
W L Pct GB
Yakima ...... 89 44 .669 —
Vancouver ... 80 51 .611 8
Spokane ..... 70 64 .522 19½
Wenatchee ... 69 65 .515 20½
Victoria .... 59 76 .437 31
Salem ....... 57 76 .429 32
Bremerton ... 54 77 .412 34
Tacoma ...... 54 79 .406 35
WENATCHEE, Aug. 22—Wenatchee's bid for third place in the final Western International League standings took on new strength today.
The Chiefs moved within a game of Spokane Monday night by dumping the pennant-bound Yakima nine 8-5.
Cy Greenlaw gave Yakima but eight hits, scattering them effectively in all but the eighth inning when the Bears bunched four blows for as many runs.
Consecutive homers by Nini Tornay and Gene Thompson highlighted the inning, but only
offset earlier blasts by Wenatchee's Jim Warner (his 36th, leaving him four short of the league record) and Al Libke.
Yakima .......... 010 000 040—5 8 2
Wenatchee ..... 120 021 11x—8 13 4
Bradford, Sporer (8) and Tornay; Greenlaw and Pesut.
VICTORIA, Aug. 22—Vic Buccola, the little Victoria first baseman, spoiled Vancouver pitcher George Nicholas’ return to baseball activity.
Buccola’s home run with the bases filled in the seventh inning of their Western International League game here Monday night put Victoria in the lead and led eventually to the Athletics’ 7-6 win over Vancouver.
Nicholas had been out with pleurisy.
After Vancouver scored three unearned runs in the seventh, thanks to John Hack’s error at third base, Len Noren and Dick Morgan singled to start the rally in the Victoria half of the inning. Bob Day batted for Joe Blankenship and lined out. Gordon Johnston kept matters humming with a single to left which loaded the bags. Buccola then brought the fans — 4000 of them on Fan Appreciation Night — as hit hit a hong, high home run to right centre field.
The Caps forced an extra inning when they tied the score in the ninth inning as Len Tran walked, went to second on a single, moved to third on a wild pitch and came home on Charlie Mead’s outfield fly.
In the tenth, Vancouver almost won for Nicholas. They got runners on first and third with one man out. But Ray Tran forced a runner and brother Len flied out.
With one out in the tenth, Charlie Balassi singled, went to second as Nicholas tossed out Joe Morjoseph and race across with the pay-off tally when Noren rapped his fourth single to right centre.
Vancouver ....... 000 101 301 0—6 13 1
Victoria ........... 000 200 400 1—7 13 3
Nicholas and Sheely: Blankenship, Tobias (8), Mitchell (9) and Morgan.
SPOKANE, Aug. 22—The Spokane Indians couldn't catch up enough against Salem hurler Bob Drilling as the Senators hung on for a late-inning, 7-5 win Friday night.
Spokane got off to an early lead against Salem on Larry Barton's two-run first inning homer, but the Oregonians pushed back for a 4-3 lead and put the game away with three tallies in the ninth. The Indians rallied in the bottom of the inning, scoring two runs off Drilling.
Salem ........ 100 010 113—7 12 1
Spokane ..... 200 100 002—5 10 2
Drilling and Burgher; Conant and Parks.
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