Monday, 16 July 2007

Tuesday, April 26, 1949

BREMERTON, April 26—Thirteen runs on 13 hits and one error in the third made Bremerton's home debut a successful one tonight as the Bluejackets submerged Salem Senators 23-3 in their Western International League baseball game.
Winning pitcher John Marshall also starred withe the stick, getting two doubles and a single and driving in five runs. Batterymate Al Ronning got four singles in as many trips.
Bill Taylor, 230-pound, 19-year-old left fielder, tripled and doubled off a 450-foot fence for the game's longest blows.
Salem ................ 000 000 021—3 7 4
Bremerton .......... 20(13) 210 04x—23 24 2
McNulty, Ferluga (3), Meland (7) and Beard, Courage 87); Marshall and Ronning, Corey (8).

VANCOUVER, Apr. 26—Yakima reliever—and club president—Dewey Soriano, came on to shut down a Vancouver rally and preserve an 8-6 win for the Bears tonight.
Yakima wasted no time in teeing off on Caps pitcher Vern Kindsfather as they tagged him four hits and two runs in the first frame, then added three more hits and an unearned run before Bob Snyder replaced him with two out in the third.
Vancouver kept up for awhile, scoring twice in the second and once in the third, then going ahead in the fourth before the Bears came back with a big sixth inning. Ted Jennings lofted a high fly ball over the short right field fence with two aboard after Lloyd Dickie had walked and Ed Vanni and Al Jacinto smacked singles for the first run of the inning.
Vancouver managed two more in the sixth on Buddy Hjelmaa's double that brought in Ray Tran and Charlie Mead, then put two on base with two out in the seventh when Dickey was replaced by Soriano. Len Tran was sent to first after Ray Orteig was called for catcher's interference. That brought up Mead, who swung and missed at three pitches, then Soriano retired the batters in order in the final two innings.
The Caps managed only four hits. Hjelmaa had a single besides his double, and the other two hits were shared by the Tran brothers.
Yakima .......... 201 004 001—8 12 5
Vancouver ..... 021 102 000—6 4 2
Dickey, Soriano (7) and Orteig; Kindsfather, Snyder (3) and Sheely.

VICTORIA, Apr. 26—Former University of California right-hander Dick Bishop scattered ten hits and walked one in going the distance as the Spokane Indians defeated the Victoria Athletics, 7-4.
Doubles by Jim Changaris and Jack Parks, a single by Paul Zaby, a walk and an outfield fly gave the Indians a 2-0 lead in the first. Two singles, a wild pitch, two boots and another outfield fly made it 4-0 in the third.
Spokane added another pair in the fifth on three singles, a walk, and an outfield fly, then wound up their scoring in the seventh when Larry Barton's double was followed by Ed San Clemente's single.
Sol Israel singled to lead off the Victoria third and completed the circuit on Ken Richardson's boot, a fielder's choice and Gil McDougald's fly ball. The A's could not break through again until teh eighth when Vic Buccola, Hack, Frank Finnegan and Dick Morgan singled, and Spokane threw in a couple of errors.
Spokane ..... 202 020 100—7 12 3
Victoria ...... 001 000 030—4 10 2
Bishop and Parks; Logue and Morgan.

TACOMA, April 26—Pushing across five runs in the eight and inth innings, Wenatchee Chief scored a 6-3 victory over Tacoma Tigers in their Western International Baseball League series opener here tonight.
Wenatchee .... 000 100 023—6 10 5
Tacoma ......... 001 000 002—3 7 0
Bruce, Weaver (9) and Pesut; Clary, Henderson (9) and Warren.

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