Hooper, Woop, Show the Way for A's
VICTORIA — Victoria's slugging Athletics, paced by Johnny Hooper's big bat and the fine relief pitching of Bill Woop, resulted in a 12-6 triumph over the Tacoma Tigers tonight.
Victoria won the Western International League series three games to one.
Three home runs, a triple and seven doubles were included in the hit barrage of the A's as they picked on Gordon Waldon, the Tacoma ace, and handed him his sixth setback. Hooper led the way with two circuit blows, a triple and a single to drive in six runs. He scored three of his own.
Ray Fortier was unable to stem the Tacoma hitters, although his club picked up five runs in the first inning, and had to be yanked in the fourth when the Tigers scored twice to tie it.
Woop came in with the bags full and one out. He retired the side without further damage and limited the Tacomans to four hits and one run over the rest of the game. He struck out ten.
The A's scored in every inning but the first. Jack Harshman added to his league-leading total when he clouted his 21 home run in the eighth inning.
Tacoma ......... 210 200 010— 6 11 2
Victoria ......... 014 111 31x—12 17 1
Walden and Clifford; Fortier, Woop (4) and Mastro.
Brems Rally in Ninth to Nudge Caps
BREMERTON, July 3 — Jim Hedgecock came in to relieve with two out in the ninth inning and the bases loaded — and walked in two runs to hand the Bremerton Bluejackets a 5-4 win over the Capilanos in a Western International League game tonight.
Joe Sullivan picked up the win, and helped in the bat department by doubling to open the ninth.
Charlie Mead had four of the 11 hits off Sullivan and batted in two runs.
The Caps' rally in the ninth came up short. A run scored after singles by Lee Mohr and Buddy Hjelmaa, then an error at short by Joe Gedzius on Frank Mullens' grounder.
Vancouver ........ 010 101 001—4 11 0
Bremerton ........ 100 002 002—5 9 2
Bryant, Hedgecock (9) and Brenner, Stumpf (8); Sullivan and Volpi.
SPOKANE, July 3 —The Spokane Indians took advantage of five Salem errors and two timely hits in the eighth inning Thursday night to defeat the Senators, 8 to 6.
Husky Jim Forsyth, who pitched for Whitman College this spring, struck the winning blow when he slammed out a single in the sixth, which scored two runs. The Tribe had counted earlier in the inning on a long fly ball with the bases loaded.
Salem .......... 100 121 001—6 12 5
Spokane ....... 014 000 03x—8 8 3
Lazor and Beard; Forsyth and O'Neill.
Yakima ........... 801 100 000—10 11 1
Wenatchee ...... 001 001 500— 7 8 1
Romple, Wallerstein (7) and Phillips; Frost, Osborne (1), Rose (8), and Dalrymple.
Jensen to Join A's
VICTORIA - Bob Jensen, who struck out a league-record 296 batters and won 15 games for Victoria last season, is rejoining the Athletics on option from the San Francisco Seals.
Jensen has spent all season with the PCL club but has seen little action. The Yankees have been trying to obtain him all year but the San Francisco owners are reluctant to make a suitable deal and Coast League waivers had to be optained.
His additíon to the roster gives Victoria a brother team as younger brother Babe holds down third base for the Capital City squad.
- July 4, 1947