WESTERN INTERNATIONAL LEAGUE
STANDINGS after games of June 23
.. . . . . . . . . Win Loss PCT. GB
Spokane .......... 39 27 .591 --
Bremerton ........ 39 28 .582 ½
Salem ............ 38 29 .567 1½
Victoria ......... 35 34 .507 5½
Vancouver ........ 32 33 .492 6½
Tacoma ........... 31 34 .477 7
Yakima ........... 28 38 .424 11
Wenatchee ........ 23 42 .354 15½
A's Outlast Stars
VICTORIA – A scorer’s nightmare, which lasted three hours, produced a combined 25 runs and 33 safe hits as the Victoria Athletics edged the Yakima Stars, 13-12, in a tiring Western International League contest tonight.
The game finally ended with a double play from Jack Harshman to Johnny Cavalli back to Harshman as what would have been the tying run crossed the plate.
Yakima, given a start by Les Barnes’ home run in the fourth, drove the erratic Bill Woop to the showers one inning later, scoring four runs.
The A’s counted once in the fifth, despite getting four singles and a wild pitch, but roared back to take the lead with six runs in the sixth.
Singles by Leo Righetti and Ted Norbert, batting for reliever Ray Fortier, a double by John Hooper and Bill White's triple sent Rowe Wallerstein, who had relieved Frank Nowels in the fifth, to the showers. John Brysch came in and retired only one batter while walking four. Keith Simon eventually managed to retire the side.
Yakima made it 10-9 with a pair in the seventh but Vic Mastro restored the three-run margin with a two-run homer in the Victoria half.
The Stars pulled within a run again in the eighth, but Hooper’s foutth hit of the night drove in the last, and what proved to be, the winning run in the eighth.
Yakima .......... 000 142 221—12 18 1
Victoria ......... 021 016 21x— 13 15 1
Nowels, Wallerstein (5) Brysch (6), Simon (8) and Phillips, Peterson; Woop, Fortier (5), Kittle (7), Blankenship (7), Kasprovich (9) and Mastro.
Senators Trim Capilanos
VANCOUVER, June 23 – Returned from a successful road series, Vancouver Capilanos tonight succumbed once more to their home-town jinx as they went down 12-7 before a 15-hit attack by the Salem Senators.
The big bat of Lou Kubiak, who punched out five singles in five trips, scored three runs and drove in two, was the dominant factor in the Solons’ win.
Salem had their biggest scoring splurge in the initial inning when they jumped on local hurler Sandy Robertson for five big runs.
Al Spaeter began the hitting display with a double, Mel Nunes repeated, Kubiak got his first single, Ed Barr poked out another two-bagger and Joe Skeber finished things off with a circuit clout.
The Senators broke loose again in the seventh when Kubiak and Bill Beard bunched singles and Barr tripled to score a trio of runs with the help of two Vancouver errors.
All told, the Senators rapped out nine hits out of 15 for extra bases, with homers going to Skeber and Beard. Lou Estes and Frank Mullens poled out four-baggers for Vancouver.
Salem ............. 500 210 310—12 15 2
Vancouver ..... 112 100 101— 7 9 2
Wyatt and Beard; Robertson, Bryant (1) and Stumpf.
(only games scheduled)
Forsyth Pitches Spokane to 3-1 Win Over H. of D.
SPOKANE, June 23 — The Spokane Indians celebrated their first day as Western International League leaders Monday night by defeating the traveling House of David team, 3 to 1, before 8,264 fans, the season’s second largest gathering at Ferris Field.
Big Jim Forsyth, former Whitman College star who joined the Tribe earlier this month, went the route for Spokane, scattering six hits and fanning four. Buddy Hicks homered for the Indians in the fifth with the bases empty.
A’s Lose Arnold; Lucchesi Dropped
VICTORIA - Forced to cut their roster to comply with Western International League regulations, Victoria Athletics last night announced that Frank Lucchesi, hustling little utility man, would be with the club no longer. Lucchesi’s destination is not yet known, although it is probable that he will be sent to another club. It was also learned yesterday that Jim Arnold may be lost for the season.The righthander was sent down from Oakland because of a sore arm and the ailing flipper has failed to come around. A short mound stint on the road only worsened the injury and it is highly probablr Arnold may be done for the season.
It is believed Bill Prior may be placed back on the active list to help out in home games.
- Tuesday, June 25, 1947