Saturday, 28 July 2007

Thursday, August 18, 1949

               W  L Pct.
Yakima ...... 86 42 .672 —
Vancouver ... 78 48 .619 7
Spokane ..... 68 61 .527 18½
Wenatchee ... 65 64 .504 21½
Victoria .... 57 73 .438 30
Salem ....... 56 72 .438 30
Bremerton ... 53 74 .417 32½
Tacoma ...... 50 79 .358 36½

SALEM, Aug. 18–Salem Senators scored three runs in the ninth inning Thursday night to edge Bremerton Bluejackets, 6-5, in their WIL game.
Bremerton pitcher John Marshall, trying for his 21st pitching victory, held Salem scoreless until the seventh when they scored twice. After another run in the eighth, Salem won the game with a last-inning rally on doubles by Bob Cherry and Orrin Snyder, a walk, and a costly Bremerton error.
Snyder raced home on the error for the winning run.
Bremerton ......... 100 400 000—5 8 4
Salem ............... 000 000 213—6 9 4
Marshall and Ronning; McIrvin and Burgher.

WENATCHEE, Aug. 18—Ray Tran’s bat continues to be the baseball inspiration of Vancouver’s touring Capilanos.
Tran batted four singles and a double in six times at bat here Thursday night here as the Caps beat the Wenatchee Chiefs 12-9 in a Western International League baseball game.
The little second baseman for Vancouver thus continues to be one of the league’s best prospects to go into high baseball next year, even if the Capilanos do not manage to catch up to Yakima and first place this year.
The Caps were just too much for three Chief pitchers, although only one of the visitors, Dick Sinovic, was able to get an extra-base hit. That was a home run with one runner on,
The win left the series between the two clubs even, with two wins each,
Hunk Anderson opened the game as Vancouver’s pitcher, trying for his seventh win.
When Chiefs began hitting him in the third inning, he was replaced by Bob Snyder, who gained credit for the victory.
Vancouver .......... 311 310 300—12 16 0
Wenatchee ......... 204 102 000—9 12 1
Anderson, Snyder (3), and Brenner;
Greenlaw, Caplinger (3), Meyers (7) and Winter.

TACOMA, Aug. 18—Unlimbering two Tacoma pitchers for a total of 19 hits, Yakima Bears scored a series-sweeping 11-9 victory over the Tigers in their Western International League baseball game Thursday night.
It was the final meeting of the season between the two teams and the victory gave Yakima a record of 18 winds in 21 games with Tacoma.
Pitcher Bill Sweiger of Yakima, who aided his own cause with three doubles in four times at bat, left the game in the seventh when the Tigers bunched four hits, including Glen Stetter's 12th homer of the season, to score three times.
Edo Vanni got four singles in six times at bat.
Yakima ....... 004 103 010—11 19 3
Tacoma ......... 100 111 311— 9 16 2
Sweiger, Dickey (7) and Orteig; Kerrigan, Carter (8) and Sheets.

SPOKANE, Aug, 18—Victoria overcame a five-run deficit Thursday night to whip the Spokane Indians 7-5 in the final game of their Western International League series. Spokane took the series three games to two.
The Athletics scored twice in the seventh off reliever John Conant to gain the victory.
John Hack and Len Noren, each with three hits in five trips, propelled Victoria's 12-hit attack on three pitchers.
Tobey Tobias stayed through a shaky start to see his club come back to take the lead in the seventh. But Frank Logue had to squelch a threatened rally in the Spokane half.
Victoria ......... 000 140 200—7 12 0
Spokane ....... 302 000 000—5 10 3
Tobias, Logue (7) and Day; Kimball, Conant (5), Bishop (6) and Parks.

PORTLAND, Aug. 19—(UP)—Art Pennington, Portland Beaver negro outfielder, will join the Salem Senators today to lend a hand to that injury-riddled team.
Pennington goes to the Western International league club only on a temporary basis, and he will return to Portland when injured Salem players return to the lineup.

Vancouver Park Under Discussion
VANCOUVER, Aug. 18—Mayor Charles Thompson today declined to comment on the result of a closed meeting on the possibility of building a new baseball stadium here.
He met with representatibve of Sicks Capilano Breweries, whose stadium must be vacated when the new Granville Bridge is built.

Salem Anxious to Remain W.I.L. Member
SALEM, Aug. 18—Suggestions on how to keep a Western International League team here will be aired at a meeting called for next Wednesday at the Chamber of Commerce Hall.
The Salem Senators, owned by the Portland Beavers of the Pacific Coast League, have been drawing poorly at the box office and the Beaver management recently talked of moving the franchise to another city.
Business manager William Mulligan of the Portland club and business manager George Emigh of the Senators will attend the meeting.
Several informal proposals for local purchase of the franchise have been made and the latest suggestion — strictly coffee-hour talk around town — is that Eugene interests might buy the franchise and Salem fans buy the Bremerton franchise, which is up for sale. A Salem-Eugene rivalry might boost attendance, fans say.

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