A's Drop Another to Stars
YAKIMA, Wash., June 18 - The Yakima Stars combined three double plays, six Victoria errors and nine hits to whop the Victoria Athletics 10-0 in the second of a three-game Western International League series before a crowd of 1,700 fans here tonight.
The Stars jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the first inning and then proceeded to add seven more runs in the fifth, sixth, seventh and eighth innings. Four of the Yakima nine hits were good for extra bases. Manager Harlond Clift smacked a triple and a double and Gene Thompson and Buddy Phillips each connected with two-baggers.
Pitcher Frank Nowels, in notching his sixth win of the season against two defeats, scattered seven Victoria hits. The A's were unable to collect more than one safe hit in any one inning.
Catcher Vic Mastro led the Victoria batters at the plate, hitting a double and two singles. He also made three errrors. Babe Jensen hit a double and a single.
Victoria ..... 000 000 000 — 0 7 6
Yakima ...... 300 012 31x—10 9 3
Woop and Mastro; Nowels and Phillips.
SPOKANE, June 18 - Lefthander Carl Gunnarson got a start a day early, and scattered ten hits in 7 2-3 innings as the Vancouver Capilanos shaded the Spokane Indians tonight, 8-7, in a Western International League encounter.
Gunnarson needed help in the eighth as Levi McCormack belted a two-run triple. Ron Bryant came in and didn't allow a hit.
Gunnarson walked nine and struck out two in picking up the win, his fourth for Vancouver and his seventh against one loss for the season.
Frank Mullens went two-for-five to run his hitting streak to 13 games, while Buddy Hjelmaa knocked in three runs with a pair of doubles, including the two runs that proved to be the game-winners in the eighth.
The Capilanos' victory spoiled Wally Kramer's pitching debut in the W.I.L. Kramer, who hurled Washington State College to a Northern Division title, doubled in a pair of runs in the seventh,
Vancouver ....... 040 100 120—8 14 3
Spokane ........... 000 120 220—7 10 2
Gunnarson, Bryant (8) and Stumpf; Kramer and Bufflap.
Chiefs Win Second in a Row Over Tars
WENATCHEE, June 18 - The cellar-dwelling Wenatchee Chiefs made it two wins in a row over the league-leading Bremerton Bluejackets, winning 5-4 tonight thanks to a four-run outburst in the fifth inning.
The break came after a fourth-inning decision at the plate when Umpire Bob Last ruled Clyde Haskell out at home trying to score the tying run for the Chiefs. The protest that followed resulted in Nick Pesut being thrown out of the game.
The Chiefs went into the fifth a run behind, but a single by Warner and homers by pitcher Lou McCollum, Mel Wasley and Steve Andrate brought in four runs.
Bremerton .......... 200 000 020—4 6 1
Wenatchee ........... 000 140 00x— 5 13 2
Kittle and Ronning; McCollum and Pesut, Winter (5)
SALEM, June 18 - The Salem Senators gained a one-run victory from the Tacoma Tigers tonight, winning a Western International League match by a 2 to 1 score.
A ninth-inning home run by Dick Greco deprived lefty Wandall Mosser of a shiutout for Salem. Aside from Greco's homer, Wasser had the Tigers well in hand.
Tacoma ....... 000 000 001—1 8 1
Salem .......... 000 100 10x—2 6 0
Gilson, Greenlaw (8) and Clifford; Mosser and Beard.
Spokane's Leading HomeRun Hitter Left Out of Lineup, Quits Ball Club
SPOKANE, - George Schmees, the Spokane Indians’ leading home run hitter, said Wednesday night he quit the team when he was left off the lineup in Wednesday night’s Western International League baseball game against Vancouver.
The big centre fielder, currently batting .283 and a .316 hitter for Ogden in the Pioneer League last year, said he was “going home to California.” He is a left-handed hitter.
Jake Phillips, new member of the team, took Schmees’ place in the lineup against the left-handed Carl Gunnarson.
Manager Ben Geraghty said after the game that Schmees would be fined $50 for “insubordination.”
- Thursday, June 19, 1947
SPOKANE —The Spokane Indians baseball team Wednesday optioned outfielder, James Dow, lead-off hitter, to Santa Barbara, Calif., to make room on the squad for Jim Phillips, who arrived from Pueblo, Colorado.
- Thursday, June 19, 1947