Wednesday, 18 July 2007

Saturday, May 21, 1949

STANDINGS
               W  L Pct. GB
Yakima ...... 23  5 .821 —
Salem ....... 16 10 .615 6
Vancouver ... 14 13 .519 8½
Bremerton ... 13 16 .448 10½
Victoria .... 13 18 .419 11½
Tacoma ...... 12 17 .414 11½
Wenatchee ... 11 17 .393 12
Spokane ..... 10 16 .385 12


VANCOUVER, May 21—It was long-ball night at Capilano Stadium in both ends of a twin bill as the Vancouver Capilanos overtook the Victoria Athletics, 3-1 and 4-3, and won the seven-game home-and-home series, 4-3.
Bob McLean swatted two, two-run homers, the last one coming with one out in the ninth inning to end the game.
Ray Tran and Orrin Snyder added circuit clouts to left field, while Russ Walseth hit a two-run smash and Ray Jacobs and Frank Matoh added solo shots.
In the night game, Walseth and Jacobs homered again, as did starting pitcher Frank Prowse. But the Caps turned around a 3-2 deficit with two runs in the seven and six in the eighth.
Charlie Mead homered and brought in three runs, while Ray Tran added three more and brother Len, a pair.
A potential dust-up had to be quelled in the second game.
George Nicholas, who held Victoria to five hits, lost control of a ball that went inside to Frank Finnegan, who quickly bailed from the batter's box. He then struck out. In the fourth inning, he was hit by a pitch and then motioned to Nicholas that he wanted to fight. Umpire John Nenezich and catcher Bud Sheely got between then and things settled down.
A’s note — Charlie Balassi will be rejoining the club from Augusta. That puts the Athletics at three over the roster limit.
First game
Victoria ........... 122 000 000—5 9 0
Vancouver ....... 020 101 002—6 10 1
Jones and Day; Anderson, Kindsfather (5) and Brenner.
Second game
Victoria ........... 000 200 111—5 10 3
Vancouver ....... 011 000 26x—10 15 1

SPOKANE, May 21—John Conant stopped the league-leading Yakima Bears on seven hits tonight as he led the Spokane Indians to a 6-0 shutout.
It stopped the Bears’ winning streak at ten and handed them their fifth loss of the year.
Yakima ......... 000 000 000—0 7 3
Spokane ........ 013 020 00x—6 11 1
Bradford and Tornay; Conant and Rossi.

SALEM, May 21—The second-place Salem Senators were bumped, 6-0, by Wenatchee Chiefs in the first game of a scheduled double-header. The second game was rained out.
Lou McCollum found his old form to stem the hustling Solons with four hits while his teammates jumped on Buzz Sporer for five runs in the first inning to coast home.
Hal Rhyne, Wenatchee first baseman and league-leading hitter, connected safely to run his hitting streak to 19 games.
Wenatchee ........ 500 000 1—6 8 0
Salem ................ 000 000 0—0 4 2
McCollum and Pesut; Sporer, Miller (1) and Beard, Carlson (7).

Tacoma ............. 010 010 105—8 10 0
Bremerton ......... 003 000 000—3 9 3
Kerrigan and Warren; Seamster, Allen (8) and Rossi.

Conover Joins Pilots
BOISE, May 21 — Dick Conover, who pitched for Bremerton in the Western International league last year, has been signed by the Boise Pilots baseball team.
Owner Hadyn Walker said the southpaw hurler will join the club immediately.

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