Friday, 20 July 2007

Wednesday June 22, 1949

               W  L Pct. GB
Yakima ...... 43 20 .683 —
Vancouver ... 37 27 .578 6½
Spokane ..... 33 31 .516 10½
Wenatchee ... 32 34 .485 12
Tacoma ...... 30 36 .455 14½
Bremerton ... 29 37 .439 15
Victoria .... 24 40 .375 19½

VICTORIA, June 22—Frank Matoh's double into right field scored Vic Buccola with two out in the 12th as the Victoria A's outlasted the Wenatchee Chiefs, 4-3.
Matoh's liner came after Buccola doubled that Jim Warner flagged down in centre field. He made a tremendous throw to the plate and catcher Leroy Winter had the ball in time but he couldn't hold it and the runner scored.
The game started on an odd note when Hal Rhyne connected for a home run in the first inning that was the first pitch that a Wenatchee batter had swung at. Both Jim Warner and Clyde Haskell were called out on strikes and the count was 1-1 when Rhyne took a swing.
Dick Morgan hit one out in the second to tie the game, and geese laid eggs on the scoreboard until the tenth. Clint Cameron grounded to Gil McDougald, but the Victoria second baseman booted the ball and the runner was safe. Neil Bryant, Dick Faber and winter followed with singles to plate two runs.
The A's tied it when Bob Day pinch-singled and scored from first and Al Drew went to third as Faber left Drew's hard smash roll by him in left field. Buccola lined one through centre to bring in the second run.
Wenatchee .......... 100 000 000 200—3 9 2
Victoria ............... 010 000 000 201—4 12 2
McCollum and Winter; Ward, Logue (11) and Morgan.

BREMERTON, June 22—Bremerton's John Marshall tossed a four-hitter at the league-leading Yakima Bears to gain his 14th pitching victory of the season, while his teammates scored two in the ninth to win 4-3.
Marshall's wildness almost cost him the game. Two of the Yakima runs were put on bases through wakks and the third Bear to score was hit by a pitched ball. The big righthander, who leads the league in strikeouts with 98, and now has a 14-4 record, also connected for a triple.
But it took a ninth-inning rally to win it. Doubles by Len Neal, Don Stanford and Jay Ragni sent in the tying and winning runs.
Yakima ............ 002 000 001—3 4 1
Bremerton ....... 010 000 012—4 8 1
Powell and Orteig, Tornay (2), Marshall and Neal.

VANCOUVER, June 22—Seven home runs were hit at the Vancouver Capilanos' band-box park tonight—three of them by Bill Brenner—as the Capilanos defeated Spokane 13-11.
Brenner cleared the left field wall twice and the right field wall once. He also hit one over the left field barrier that was foul and smacked a hit that bounced off the right field boards.
Charlie Mead for Vancouver and Spokane's Larry Barton, Paul Zaby and Lee Howard each connected for a one-run blow.
The Caps almost lost the game after building up a 13-2 lead. The Spokanes scored on a pair of doubles in the sixth, then tallied five runs in the seventh — that's when Zaby and Howard homered — and three in the eighth before Bob Snyder came in with the bases loaded and finally stopped them.
Spokane ........... 000 201 530—11 13 3
Vancouver ........ 110 470 00x—13 18 1
Teagan, Bishop (5), Howard (6), Babbitt (8) and Parks; Kindsfather, Gunnarson (8), Snyder (8) and Brenner.

Salem .......... 010 000 000—1 6 0
Tacoma ...... 000 022 00x—4 11 0
G. Peterson and Carlson; Walden, Clary (8) and Sheets.

Tacoma Tigers Report Three New Additions
TACOMA, June 22—Tacoma's slightly resurgant Tigers of the Western International Baseball League will get what should be helpful transfusions on the mound and bat region this week.
Coming from Vicksburg, Miss., of the Class B Southeastern League is Bob Williams, left-handed outfielder-infielder. He was traded for infielder Frank Bowa.
Bill Seward, right-hander with a 4-1 pitching record, is being brought from Bakersfield of the California State League in exchange for Mel Knezovich.
The Tigers yesterday added Al Cohen, a shorstop who came on option from San Diego. Cohen was a former University of Oregon star.

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