Tuesday, 24 July 2007

Monday, July 25, 1949

               W  L Pct. GB
Yakima ...... 67 33 .670 —
Vancouver ... 59 38 .608 6½
Spokane ..... 55 47 .539 13
Wenatchee ... 49 53 .480 19
Bremerton ... 45 57 .441 23
Victoria .... 44 56 .440 23
Salem ....... 44 57 .436 23½
Tacoma ...... 41 63 .394 28

VICTORIA, July 25—Manager Earl Bolyard shook up his batting order to get more production and it seemed to work as Victoria scored four in the third and six in the eighth in a 14-3 rout of the Salem Senators.
Included in the 14-hit attack were four home runs and three doubles. Len Noren parked two over the fence, the last one with the bases loaded in the eighth inning, and brought in five runs. Charlie Balassi batted in the first three runs of the ga,e and wound up with a homer and two singles in five trips. John Hack picked up a two-run homer in the fourth.
Larry Ward spaced seven hits over five innings for the victory and would have had a shutout except for the inability of the infield to turn the double-play. Frank Matoh got the ball stuck in his glove at third in the first inning, and Mel Wasley followed with a two-run single. Gil McDougald made a bad throw from second base in the third, keeping the inning alive for the Senators, who ended up scoring when catcher Bob Day decided to toss to second to stop a double steal.
Salem ............ 201 000 000—3 7 1
Victoria ........ 204 100 16x—14 14 1
Osborn and Beard; Ward and Day.

Yakima at Vancouver, postponed, rain.
No other games scheduled.


Marty Hits Cycle As Pinch-Hitter
LOS ANGELES, July 25—The statistician thumbed the book today and said he couldn't find a record of it happening before.
Joe Marty's pinch home run against San Diego Sunday took him all the way around the diamond during July in his pinch hitter's role. Here's how the Sacramento outfielder did it:
On July 1, he hit a pinch triple against Portland, on July 7 a pinch single against Seattle; on July 21 a pinch double against San Diego.

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