Saturday, 28 July 2007

Tuesday, August 23, 1949

              W  L  PCT GB
Yakima ..... 90 44 .672 —
Vancouver .. 81 52 .609 8½
Spokane .... 71 64 .526 20½
Wenatchee .. 69 66 .517 22½
Victoria ... 60 77 .438 31½
Salem ...... 57 77 .425 33
Bremerton .. 55 77 .417 34
Tacoma ..... 54 80 .408 36

VICTORIA, Aug. 23—Vancouver Capilanos slipped another half game behind the Western International League-leading Yakima Bears here Tuesday night.
The Caps split their double-header with the Athletics, losing the first game 3-1 and winning the second game 8-6 while Yakima edged Wenatchee.
Frank Logue held the Caps to four hits in the opening game. Vancouver got its only run in the second inning when Bud Sheely came home from second on first baseman Bob McLean’s single.
Victoria got to Capilano pitcher Vern Kindsfather for nine hits, with Len Noren singling in a run in the fourth and two more in the sixth. The rally started with McDougald and Charlie Balassi singled and Joe Marjoseph was hit by a pitch after two were out. Noren then hit the ball of the end of his bat and it landed in between the desperately-lunging Trans and rolled a few feet the outfield as McDougald and Balassi came in.
They threatened on other occasions, too, but were halted three times by sparkling double plays.
After getting two runs in the third inning of the second game on Victoria pitcher on Frank Labrum’s error, the Caps won it all with a five-run outburst in the fifth.
Hunk Anderson singled and Jim Robinson and Ray Tran both bunted to fill the bases. Robinson's bunt was down the third base line and John Hack picked it up when it rolled foul, but umpire Bill Husband ruled it fair. A single by Len Tran, a walk to Dick Sinovic and singles by Bud Sheely and K Chorlton brought in the five runs. Anderson was the winning pitcher.
The A's almost pulled it out in the ninth when a double by Vic Buccola, single by McDougald and a walk to Balassi loaded the bags with one out. This sudden activity brought in Bob Snyder. Morjoseph cracked out his third double of the game on Snyder's first pitch to send in two more runs and put the tying tally on second, but Snyder took Noren on an infield pop and wheeled a call third strike past Bob Day.
First Game
Vancouver ........ 010 000 0—1 4 0
Victoria ............ 000 102 x—3 9 2
Kindsfather and Sheely; Logue and Morgan.
Second Game
Vancouver ......... 002 050 001—8 11 2
Victoria ............. 100 100 202—6 11 2
Anderson, Snyder (9) and Sheely; Labrum, Tobias (5) and Day.

SPOKANE, Aug. 23—Spokane evened its series with Salem on Tuesday night by topping the Senators 9-4. The Indians' win was thanks largely to a five-run sixth inning splurge that let Bill Werbowski coast to his 18th pitching triumph.
Salem .......... 010 000 003—4 11 1
Spokane ...... 001 005 03x—9 10 1
Burak, Osborn (6), Foster (7) and Burgher; Werbowski and Parks.

WENATCHEE, Aug. 23—A fancy relief job by Gene Babbitt helped Yakima Bears get by the Wenatchee Chiefs 7-6 in a Western International League game. Wenatchee pushed over three runs in the eighth and was within a tally of a deadlock when Babbitt entered the game with the bases loaded and no outs. A strikeout and a double play ended
the threat.
Yakima .......... 023 000 020—7 9 1
Wenatchee .... 100 000 230—6 8 1
Sweiger, Dickey (8), Babbitt (8) and Orteig; Orrell and Pesut.

BREMERTON, Aug. 23—Neither team is going any place this season, but the hottest series of the Western International League race locks the Bremerton Bluejackets and the Tacoma Tigers in an effort to stave off a cellar finish.
The navy yard nine stretched its hold on seventh place to two games Tuesday night with a 7-6 win over the Tigers in 12 innings.
Bremerton scored two runs in each of the first three innings to take a 6-0 lead over Tacoma, but the Tigers bounced back to knot it in the eighth. Manager Bob Johnson's long windup as relief pitcher enabled Lil Arnerich to steal third in the 12th inning
from where he scored easily on Bill Taylor's single with the winning run.
Tacoma ............. 000 100 320 000—6 11 2
Bremerton .......... 222 000 000 001—7 9 2
Lazor, Johnson (4) and Sheets; Kohout, Pirack (3), Dahle (8) and Ronning.

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