Thursday, 19 July 2007

Wednesday, June 15, 1949

               W  L Pct. GB
Yakima ...... 39 17 .696 —
Vancouver ... 31 24 .564 7½
Spokane ..... 29 27 .517 10
Salem ....... 28 27 .509 10½
Wenatchee ... 28 30 .483 12
Bremerton ... 27 32 .458 13½
Taeoma ...... 24 37 .407 17½
Victoria .... 22 36 .379 19

SPOKANE, Wash., June 15—Two grand slam home runs and another that produced three markers helped the Spokane Indians push over 16 runs in the third inning tonight as they thumped the Tacoma Tigers 20 to 14.
What W.I.L. baseball records were broken in the spree was not immediately known, but the two homers equalled the feat of Lou Gehrig and Tony Lazzeri of the New York Yankees in 1936.
The 16 runs also exceed the modern-day major league record of 14 in one inning.
The three homers in the third weren't all. Tacoma contributed three and Lee Howard of Spokane, who got one in the third, added to the total of seven.
It was a sad crew of Indians that went to the plate in the bottom of the third trailing the Tigers 5-0.
Centre fielder Lyle Palmer batted first and got the first of three hits he collected in the inning. Shortstop Jack Calvey got the first homer with the bases loaded.
The bases filled up again and First Baseman Larry Barton parked another one out of the lot over the opposite fence in right field.
A poor throw to the plate let a run in a few minutes later and spoiled Howard's chance for Grand Slam No. 3. Instead, the converted pitcher slapped one out of the lot to push in a pair of runs ahead of him. Twenty-one batters went to the plate during the frenzied inning.
Glen Stetter, Bob Johnson and Al Spaeter of the Tigers hit for the circuit.
Tacoma ........ 050 234 000—14 13 3
Spokane ....... 00(16) 202 0x—20 27 5
Lazor, Knezovich (3), Greco (3) and Sheets; Bishop, Werbowski (6) and Rossi.

SALEM, June 15—Two walks and two Salem errors followed by Bud Sheely's bases-loaded double in the ninth plated three Vancouver runs and gave the Capilanos a 4-1 victory over Salem. The result evened the series at two games apiece.
Jim Hedgecock went the distance for the winners, but was outpitched by Jim Foster, who took the loss despite a four-hit mound chore. Three Salem errors and an abundance of walks helped the Caps get excessive mileage from their weak bats.
The Caps played with pitcher George Nicholas in centre field in place of Henry Fernandez.
Vancouver ........... 000 000 103—4 4 0
Salem ................. 001 00 000—1 7 2
Hedgecock and Sheely; Foster, Osborn (9) and Beard.

WENATCHEE, June 15—John Marshall was scored on freely but the big Bremerton right-hander came up with his 12th victory when the Bluejackets rallied for nine runs in the ninth inning to down the Chiefs, 15-8.
Bill Taylor started the big rally with a hit that bounced off the right-field wall and was ruled a home run by Umpire Jerry Mathieu. Eight successive hits followed the resulting melee over Mathieu's decision.
Bremerton .......... 300 020 109—15 20 3
Wenatchee ......... 210 003 200—8 8 5
Marshall and Ronning; Orrell, Stevens (9) and Pesut.

YAKIMA, June 15—Yakima President Dewey Soriano hurled a four-hit shutout for his ninth win as the Bears blanked the Victoria Athletics, 6-0.
Vic Buccola and Frank Matoh divided the Victoria safeties, all singles. Soriano issued two walks and struck out eight.
Ted Jennings' bases-loaded triple provided most of the damage in the four-run first inning. He drove in another run in the fifth and Dick Briskey completed the scoring with a home run in the sixth.
Tobey Tobias went the distance for the A's. He walked nine and gave up seven hits but was helped by two double plays.
Victoria ......... 000 000 000—0 4 0
Yakima .......... 400 011 00x—6 7 1
Tobias and Day; Soriano and Orteig.

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