Thursday, 26 July 2007
Sunday, August 14, 1949
W L Pct. GB
Yakima ...... 83 42 .664 —
Vancouver ... 76 46 .623 5½
Spokane ..... 65 60 .520 18
Wenatchee ... 63 62 .504 20
Victoria .... 56 70 .444 28
Salem ....... 54 71 .432 29½
Bremerton ... 52 72 .419 31
Tacoma ...... 50 76 .397 33½
YAKIMA, Aug. 14—Yakima had its Western International league lead built back up to five and a half games today — thanks to Sunday wins in two of the season's tightest contests.
The Bears nipped Bremerton hy scores of 2-1 and 2-0 to build up a full game on idle Vancouver. Yakima concentrated its scoring in both games into single innings. The first was won in the second frame as Bremerton committed two errors which the Bears combined with an infield hit and an attempted sacrifice for two runs.
In the second tilt, the Yaks got only three hits off Bremerton's John Marshall. But all three — Al Jacinto's single, Bob Williams' double and Ted Jennings' one-baser — were in the fourth inning and good for another pair of tallies. It was all Bill Sweiger needed to go with his eight hit pitching chore.
Bremerton ...... 010 000 0—1 6 2
Yakima ........... 020 000 0—2 6 0
Ragni and Neal; Powell and Orteig.
Bremerton ...... 000 000 000—0 8 0
Yakima ............ 000 200 00x—2 3 1
Marshall and Ronning; Sweiger and Tornay.
SPOKANE, Aug. 14—Victoria slaughtered Spokane 13-1 in the makeup of an early season rained-out tilt.
The A's pounded out 21 hits, 18 of them singles and nine of them off Andy Adams, who surrendered four runs in the fifth inning to hand the A's a 4-2 lead. The Indians tied the game with a pair in the sixth, but the A's went ahead for good with a six-run seventh.
Gil McDougald doubled twice and singled three times in six at bats. Vic Buccola had four singles while John Hack smacked three more to bring in five runs. Catcher Bob Day, batting eighth in the lineup, was the only Athletic to neither get a hit nor score.
Ken Kimball relieved Adams in the fifth and was credited the loss.
Paul Zaby gave the Indians their first run in the fourth with a single, Jack Parks made it 2-0 with a homer in the fourth and Skip Rowland's triple plated a pair in the sixth. All the runs off Larry Ward were earned as Victoria played errorless ball. He allowed only eight hits in going the distance, while walking seven.
Victoria .......... 000 040 605—15 21 4
Spokane ......... 001 102 000—4 6 3
Ward and Day; Adams, Kimball (5), Werbowski (7), Howard (9) and Parks.
TACOMA, Aug. 14—Salem also turned in a twin-bill sweep, bopping Tacoma 5-2 and 8-7 to move into sixth place ahead of Bremerton.
It was a case of too many walks for Dick Greco, Tacoma outfielder-pitcher, in the opening tilt against Salem. He limited the Oregonians to eight hits, but gave up as many free passes to toss away the game. Mel Wasley's inside-the-park homer for two runs was Salem's deciding issue in the second game.
Salem ........ 030 010 300—5 8 0
Tacoma .... 000 100 100—2 10 1
McIrvin and Burgher; Greco and Gardner.
Salem .......... 121 020 2—8 12 1
Tacoma ...... 400 002 1—7 12 2
Olson and Beard; Ballard and Sheets.
Wenatchee and Vancouver, unscheduled.