W L Pct. GB
Yakima ...... 22 4 .846 —
Salem ....... 16 9 .640 5½
Victoria .... 13 15 .464 10
Vancouver ... 11 13 .458 10
Bremerton ... 12 15 .444 10½
Tacoma ...... 11 16 .407 11½
Spokane ...... 9 15 .375 12
Wenatchee ... 10 17 .370 12½
VANCOUVER, May 19—Side-arm righthander Frank Logue, who sports the best earned-run average on the club, tonight pitched the Victoria Athletics to a 6-1 triumph, setting the Vancouver Capilanos down on four hits.
Two of the hits he allowed were garnered by Bob McLean, who has the lowest batting average on the Caps. McLean also scored Vancouver's only run after singling, moving to second on Bob Costello's sacrifice, to third on Jimmy Robinson's hit, then back home on Ricky Fernandez' long fly.
The victory left Logue with a 2.80 ERA as he struck out three and walked four.
Vic Buccola slammed out a long home run in the first inning with a man on base. Ray Jacobs added a solo shot in the fifth, a fastball that barely cleared the chicken wire in right field.
Costello took the loss, hurling a six-hitter, but walking seven, as he struck out ten, nine times on a curve ball.
Victoria ........... 410 010 000—6 6 2
Vancouver........ 001 000 000—1 4 3
Logue and Morgan; Costello and Sheets.
TACOMA, May 19—Tacoma Tigers acquired their longest winning streak of the season and moved right into contention for a first-division berth by taking their third straight from Bremerton Bluejackets, 8-2.
John Marshall, seeking his sixth victory, was handed his second loss instead. Vince Lazor scattered 11 hits to get the win.
Bremerton ........ 010 000 100—2 11 3
Tacoma ............ 022 040 00x—8 10 0
Marshall, Pirack (5) and Constantino, Corey (6); Lazor and Warren.
WENATCHEE, May 19—Wenatchee and Yakima each picked up 14 hits in a free-swinging affair at Wenatchee, but the Chiefs were outscored 11-9, as the Bears won their 22nd game of the last 26 and moved 5½ games ahead of second-place Salem.
The persistent Chiefs kept pecking away at the Bears' early bulge in the contest at Wenatchee, but left too many men on the sacks. They loaded the bases twice in the late going but failed to drive around the required runs. The Bears were forced to call on their pitching president “Big Dew” Soriano in the eighth.
Yakima ........... 016 300 010—11 14 1
Wenatchee ..... 202 120 200—9 14 0
Powell, Drilling (8), Soriano (8) and Orteig; Caplinger and Pesut.
Spokane at Salem, rained out.
Orders Two New Ones, Too
Mead Dons Skull Cap, Says Pitchers Throwing at Him
Charley Mead, the Capilanos' big outfielder and slugger, wants to keep his head right where it is, so last night, he dug out a “skull” cap and said he'd be wearing it for the rest of the year.
“Those pitchers are throwing at me and with the inferior lighting in some parks in the league I'm not taking any chances,” Mead said.
Charley represents the Capilano Baseball Club's biggest home run and runs batted in threat. He bats clean-up and comes to the plate more often than not with men on base. In a lot of cases a hit from Mead's bat means the difference between a won and lost ball game for a rival pitcher.
So Mead, who as got off to an unsuually fast start in hitting this year, is tucking his head in.
“In early innings of a game at Bremerton it is hard to see a ball because it seems to come down out of the sky,” Charlie said.
While donning the skull cap for last night's game, Mead got his boss, Bob Brown, to order two new ones, for delivery next week.
“You never know how many you're going to use,” Mead laughed.
- Sun, May 20, 1949
Indians Get August
SPOKANE, May 20—The Spokane Western International league baseball club has signed Joey August, roving coach and trainer at Gonzaga university, as trainer for the Indians.
He replaces Melton Williams, who has returned to his home in California. August served as team trainer last year, also.