Wednesday, 18 July 2007

Monday, May 16, 1949

                W  L Pct. GB
Yakima ....... 19  4 .826 —
Salem ........ 14  9 .609 5
Bremerton .... 12 12 .500 7½
Vancouver .... 10 11 .476 8
Victoria ..... 11 11 .440 8½
Wenatchee .... 10 14 .417 9½
Spokane ....... 9 13 .409 9½
Tacoma ........ 8 16 .333 11½

VICTORIA, May 16—While the six other league members honed their hatchets for the week's coming conflicts, Victoria snatched sole rights to fifth place in the Western International league race by trimming Vancouver, 3-2.
Although outhit, 9-8, the A's got better mileage by more astute grouping of bingles. Len Tran's two run homer in the fourth accounted for the Caps' pair of tallies.
The A's scored the winning marker in the ninth in an error and Dick Morgan's single.
The win was the sixth straight for pitcher Frank Prowse.
Prowse made only one bad mistake all evening. He grooved a low pitch to Len Tran in the fourth and the second baseman lofted it over the centre-field fence to score Enrique Fernandez, who had singled.
An interference call by plate umpire John Nenezich provided Prowse with a break. With one out, Len Tran tried to steal second, catcher Bob Day hit Charlie Mead's bat with his hand in making the throw and Nenezich ruled Tran out. In the ninth, Prowse had runners in scoring position with one out but whiffed Vern Kindsfather and got Jim Robinson to fly out to end the game.
Successive doubles by Frank Finnegan and Day after two were out scored Victoria's first run in the fourth. The A's had to wait until the eighth to tie it. Ray Jacobs singled sharply to second in Sol Israel, who led off with a double two outs earlier.
Finnegan led off the ninth with his smash to deep short. Hurrying his throw, Moore bounced the ball in front of first baseman Bob McLean. Finnegan raced to second and just beat the throw to the plate when Morgan lined Kindsfather's thid delivery to left with two strikes against him.
A's note — Day tore two fingernails on the interference call and will be out of action.
Vancouver .......... 000 200 000—2 9 1
Victoria .............. 000 100 011—3 8 0
Kindsfather and Sheely; Prowse and Day, Morgan (8).

BREMERTON, Wash., May 16—Oakland Acorns of the Pacific Coast league beat their little brothers, the Bremerton Bluejackets of the Western International circuit, here tonight in an exhibition game.
Matt Zidich went the route for the winners, setting down the Oakland fram club with six hits—one of them a 395-foot homer by Bill Taylor in the eighth with the sacks jammed.
Oakland .......... 000 310 010—5 12 0
Bremerton ....... 000 001 010—2 6 1
Zidich and Padgett, Raimondi (5); Marshall, Pirack (4), Lee (7) and Ronning, Constantino (9).

SALEM, Ore., May 16—The Coast League cellar-dwelling Portland Beavers took it out on their farm club, Salem Senators, in winning and exhibition game, 8-2, here tonight.
Ouutfielder Joe Brovia, benched for six weeks with an injury, returned to action and banged out a homer, a double and two singles in five times up.
Portland ....... 201 000 041—8 15 3
Salem ........... 000 200 000—2 8 2
Swieger and Burgher; Olson, Medline and Beard, Courage.

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