Thursday, 19 July 2007

Saturday, June 11, 1949

               W L Pct. GB
Yakima ...... 37 17 .685 —
Vancouver ... 29 22 .569 6½
Salem ....... 26 25 .510 9½
Spokane ..... 26 26 .500 10
Wenatchee ... 26 28 .481 11
Bremerton ... 25 30 .454 12½
Tacoma ...... 23 32 .418 14½
Victoria .... 22 34 .393 16

TACOMA, June 11—Wenatchee's Lou McCollum batted in the winning run as he pitched the Chiefs to an 8-1 triumph over the Tacoma Tigers.
McCollum broke a 1-1 tie in the fourth when he tripled to drive in Lee Winter, who had singled.
Wenatchee manager Charlie Peterson was chased in the fifth following a prolonged argument with Umpire Bill Husband.
Chiefs note — Catcher Nick Pesut was suspended for three days and fined $10 by league president Bob Abel for swearing at the umpire and throwing his hat.
Wenatchee ........... 100 020 203—8 14 0
Tacoma ................ 001 000 000—1 7 2
McCollum and Winter; Kerrigan, Clary (8) and Warren, Sheets (6)

VANCOUVER, June 11—The pace-setting Yakima Bears protected their five-and-a-half game margin over the Vancouver Capilanos by coming through withg a 3-2 decision over the Caps in the nightcap of a Western International Legaue double-header, after dropping the opener, 7-6.
The Yaks jumped off to a four-run lead before the Brownie could get anything moving with a pair in the fifth.
Vancouver fought back from a 6-4 deficit to cop the opener with a pair of home runs in the ninth. A single run in the seventh and Charlie Mead's homer in the final inning paved the way for a game-winning four-baser a few seconds later by Bud Sheely.
Mead is now batting .328.
Babe Gammino and Nini Tornay put the ball out of the park for the losers.
Sheely picked up one half of Vancouver's six hits, including a homer off Larry Powell, in the nightcap, but the Caps could not overcome an early 3-0 Yakima lead. Al Jacinto's double and singles by Gammino and Gene Thompson produced what proved to be the winning run in the third.
Henryt Fernandez and Bill Brenner picked up the other hits off Powell.
An overflow crowd of 3,700 attended the night game and fans had to placed in the temporary bleachers in centre field. Another thousand were turned away.
First game
Yakima ........... 310 002 000—6 10 1
Vancouver ...... 000 220 102—7 14 2
Saravese and Tornay; Kindsfather and Brenner, Sheely (4).
Second game
Yakima ........... 110 000 000—3 11 2
Vancouver ...... 000 010 100—2 6 2
Powell, Soriano (9) and Orteig; Costello and Sheely.

BREMERTON, June 11—Relief pitcher John Marshall was the whole show here tonight as the Bluejackets defeated the Spokane Indians, 10-7, in 11 innings. Marshall got credit for his 11th victory of the season when he slammed a long three-run homer over the left field fence in the second extra inning.
Spokane ........... 230 110 000 00—7 11 3
Bremerton ......... 230 000 200 03—10 3 4
Werbowski, Brillheart (3), Kimball (9), Babbitt (9) and Rossi; Simon, Halstead (5), Marshall (8) and Ronning.

VICTORIA, June 11—The Victoria Athetics stopped a ninth inning Salem rally in the first game, but loss their lead in the seventh inning of the nightcap to split a double-header. The A's won the first contest 8-7 and the Senators won the second, 12-9.
Larry Ward started the first game for the A's and faced only five batters. An error by Russ Walseth on the first batter started his downfall and singles by Buddy Peterson, Mel Wasley and Bob Cherry completed it. The Senators scored three runs.
The A's came back with five in the second when two were out. Dick Morgan walked off Stu Fredericks, Walseth's ball to second took a bad bounce and Pete Vucurevich was hit by a pitch to load the bases. Al Drew walked to force in a run, Charlie Balassi's triple unloaded the bases and he scored on Gil McDougald's single.
Salem's Wayne Peterson hit a two-run homer in the seventh, which made it a 6-5 Victoria ballgame before the A's scored a pair in their half of the inning. Those runs were needed as the Senators loaded the bases in the ninth and got runs on an infield out and a fly ball then loaded the bases again on a walk and a hit batter. But Cherry struck out to end the game.
In the night game, Salem built up a 5-0 lead in the first four innings, featured by home runs by Wayne and Buddy Peterson. Balassi's two-run clout made it 5-2, but Cherry hit a home run in the fifth and Salem added another in the sixth.
The A's then rallied with two out in the seventh, as pinch-hitter Dick Morgan cleared the bases with a double. But the Senators battered reliever Frank Logue for for runs in the seventh and added another of Tobey Tobias in the eighth.
First game
Salem ........... 300 000 202—7 8 1
Victoria ......... 050 100 20x—8 11 1
Fredericks, G. Peterson (7) and Beard; Ward, Vucurevich (1), Tobias (9) and Morgan.
Second game
Salem ............ 111 211 410—12 14 0
Victoria .......... 000 207 000—9 6 3
Sporer, Foster (6), G. Peterson (7) and Carlson; Prowse, Ward (4), Logue (6), Tobias (6) and Day.

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