Caps Make Clean Sweep of Ball Series
VANCOUVER, April 26 - Vancouver Capilanos completed a four-game sweep over the Yakima Stars after giving them the broom tongith, 8-4, in a Western International League game.
Tonight's win followed an afternoon game when the Caps cleaned the Stars, 10-9, as fans sat in 80-degree heat watching the game.
Centre fielder for the Caps, Frank Mullens, was the star of the game when he hit a home run with one on base in the eighth inning. In the same inning, the Caps pulled a single and a double also.
Yakima ....... 100 240 101 – 9 17 3
Vancouver .... 010 200 601 – 10 15 0
Simon, Wallerstein (7), Nowels (8), Hinkel (9) and Phillips; Bryant, Robertson (3), Hedgecock and Stumpf.
Yakima ........ 010 000 030—4 5 2
Vancouver ..... 030 002 03x—8 8 4
Ward and Kerr; Anderson and Brenner, Stumpf (9).
11 Runs in One Inning for Salem
VICTORIA - The Salem Senators scored 11 times in the fifth inning to take an 18-3 opener in the first of two Western International League games Friday in Victoria.
Max Hittle made his first start to the A's and gave up four runs in the fourth inning before the roof caved in in the fifth. Before it was over, Bill Prior, John Wilkinson and Bill Rothrock were all knocked from the mound and manager Ted Norbert took over in sheer desperation until the ninth when outfielder Bill White got the final out.
Hits and walks killed Victoria in the big inning, as Prior gave up a hit and three walks in a third of an inning, Wilkinson gave up a hit and two walks in a third, while Rothrock surrendered three hits and failed to retire a batter.
Ken Wyatt coasted to an easy win, while Ben Gregory had four hits, including a homer and a triple to bat in six runs.
In the night game, Bill Woop picked up his second win despite walking 15 Salemites. But he also struck out the same number and left 17 runners stranded, eight of them in the first three innings.
The Senators finally got to him in a messy seventh inning. With one out, Gregory's line smash was kicked in centre field for a triple. Krug singled in the first run, and one out later, Woop fell apart and issued five straight walks and another hit to score six runs. Jim Gibson came on to retire Gregory on a pop up to the infield to end the game.
Victoria opened up on Bob Sporer, a Japanese POW for four years, for five runs in the first and added to their total from there. Mike Hafenecker, with three hits and two runs batted in, Bill White with two doubles, which drove in another trio, and Babe Jensen, with a triple and a double, led the night game attack.
Salem ........ 000 4(11)0 120 - 18 20 1
Victoria ..... 010 000 101 - 3 9 2
Wyatt and Beard; Hittle, Prior (5), Wilkinson (5), Rothrock (5), Norbert (5), White (9) and Mastro, Fontaine.
Salem ........ 000 000 007—7 8 4
Victoria ..... 501 020 13x—12 12 0
Sporer, Lazor, (6) and Cook, Beard; Woop, Gibson (9) and Mastro.
Spokane ...... 020 005 301—11 14 2
Tacoma ....... 100 002 000 – 3 6 2
Samson and Bufflap; Greenlaw, Hedington (6), Nygard (7) and Clifford.
Wenatchee ........ 000 100 000—1 4 1
Bremerton ........ 000 100 03x—4 10 1
Condon and Winter; Lowman and Volpi.
Seals Option Kasparovitch to Athletics
VICTORIA, April 26 - The Victoria Athletics today announced Len Kasparovitch, who won 20 games for Salt Lake City in the Pioneer League last year, has been optioned to the club by the San Francisco Seals.
The Hawaiian-born Kasparovitch has been with the Coast League club since spring training and only a surplus of expetienced hurlers has kept him from staying with the club all season.
The team also announced more pitching is expected as Kansas City and Beaumont will both sent hurlers in the next two weeks. A hard-hitting outfielder is also expected.
Caps Send Down Two
VANCOUVER - The Caps have made their first cuts of the season. All-American Tony Brodie and Orrin Snyder have been shipped to Borger of the West Texas League, a new Class C circuit, for further experience.