Tuesday, 17 July 2007

Thursday, May 12, 1949

               W  L Pct. GB
Yakima ...... 15  4 .789 —
Salem ....... 13  7 .650 2½
Bremerton ... 11  9 .550 4½
Vancouver .... 8  9 .471 6
Wenatchee .... 9 12 .429 7
Tacoma ....... 8 12 .400 7½
Victoria ..... 8 13 .381 8
Spokane ...... 6 12 .333 9

SPOKANE, May 12—Tacoma tallied twice in the 10th inning tonight to whip Spokane Indians 5-4 in the last game of their Western International League baseball series.
Dick Greco, Tiger outfielder, shammed out a 400-foot homer with two away in the tenth to break a 3-3 tie. First baseman Morley Bockman singled and crossed the plate on Jim Ballard's triple to score what proved to be the winning run. Gordon Walden then came in to cut short a Spokane rally in the last half of the tenth after the Indians had scored once and had the tying and win runs on.
George Valine, Indian second baseman, tallied Spokane's tenth inning run on Tuck Stainback's infield out after getting a pass to first from pitcher Bob Kerrigan and going to third on Larry Barton's single.
Tacoma .......... 002 000 010 2—5 13 2
Spokane ......... 002 001 000 1—4 9 2
Kerrigan, Walden (10) and Warren; Nealy and Rossi.

VICTORIA, May 12—Victoria Athletics pulled out an 11-inning, 9-8 decision over the Wenatchee Chiefs tonight on the strength of two rallies.
The A's were held to two hits in the first six innings by Bob Bruce, but then started swinging. John Hack picked up his third straight hit in the seventh inning and Frank Finnegan singled. Dick Morgan hit into a double play but Bob Day brought in a run with a pinch double. That cut Wenatchee's lead by four runs. In the eighth, Vic Buccola doubled, and two groundouts later, scored on Hack's double, then Hack came in on Finnegan's single.
The A's tied it in the last of the ninth. Bob Keeler opened the inning with a walk, then after two groundouts, Buccola came through with a booming triple than missed being an inside-the-park home run by an unlucky bounce. McDougald grounded to shortstop Ritchie Meyers, who booted the chance, and Buccola came in with the tying run.
The Chiefs jumped on reliever Dale maycock for a pair in the 11th, but Victoria wasn't finished. Frank Cirimeli worked Stan Gilson for a pinch walk to start the inning. One out later, Buccola doubled him home. McDougald singled to put runners at the corners, and moved to second on a wild pitch. Ray Jacobs was given an intention pass and that set the stage for Hack's two-run single to win it.
Wenatchee ............ 100 003 200 02—8 14 2
Victoria ................. 010 000 122 03—9 13 2
Bruce, Gilson (8) and Pesut; Pesky, Logue (8), Maycock (10) and Morgan.

VANCOUVER, May 12—Salem Senators roared back with a five-run ninth inning to defeat the Vancouver Capilanos, 13-11, tonight.
Vancouver committed six errors, one by Jim Robinson with the bases loaded in the ninth and one out after a pair of walks by Larry Manier. That was followed by Al Spaeter's two-run double. Bob Costello came on to pitch three balls to end the inning, but his relief job came too late.
Mel Wasley hit two home runs for the winners and batted in five runs.
The loss was charged to Hunk Anderson, who was replaced by Manier in the ninth. Manier didn't retire any of the four batters he faced.
Caps Note — Pitcher Vance Thurston has been sent to Idaho Falls of the Pioneer League. He has no record and an ERA of 21.0 in three innings. This brings the team down to the 18-player limit. ... Manager Bob Brenner harped at the umps all game about watching Jim Olson, accusing him of throwing a spitter ... General Manager Bob Brown wants the league to adopt a new baseball that doesn't have so much jump.
Salem ................. 201 500 005—13 16 3
Vancouver ........... 610 112 000—11 18 6
Bianco, G. Peterson (1), Olson (6) and Beard; Nicholas, Anderson (4), Manier (9), Costello (9) and Sheely.

BREMERTON, May 12—Ted Savarese southpawed his way to a 6-1 victory over the Bremerton Bluejackets, scattering six hits, with his Yakima Bears benefitting from four errors.
Yakima ................. 011 100 201—6 10 0
Bremerton ............. 001 000 000—1 6 4
Savarese and Orteig; Sullivan, Pirack (9) and Constantino.

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