Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Games of Saturday, July 12, 1947

After games of July 12
. . . . . . . WIN LOSS PCT. GB
Bremerton ... 53 35 .602 --
Spokane ..... 49 37 .570 3
Salem ....... 48 38 .558 4
Victoria .... 50 42 .543 5
Tacoma ...... 42 45 .483 10½
Vancouver ... 41 45 .477 11
Yakima ...... 35 49 .417 16
Wenatchee ....30 57 .345 22½

A's Split Games
VICTORIA, July 12 — Bill White, Vic Mastro and Babe Jensen combined to pull the second game of a double bill out of the fire last night to earn the Victoria Athletics a 9-8 win and an even split with the Vanciuver Capilanos.
After the visiting nine had taken a 12-5 decision in the daylight tilt, they rallied to take an 8-7 lead in the ninth inning of the mazda fixture when manager Ted Norbert used sentiment instead of baseball sense.
The A's opened up on Bob Hall with a six-run rally in the first inning, with Johnny Cavalli's three-run homer climaxing the uprising. They added another in the third when Hall contributed a wild throw to first base to allow Jack Harshman to score. Another run was lost when a park employee picked up the ball in trying to head off the ball-chasing youngsters who make a nuisnace of themselves. Babe Jensen was waved back to third base.
Meanwhile, Victoria starter Jim Arnold struggled but carried on, being reached for single runs in the fourth and sixth as the Caps left two men in in the fourth, fifth, sixth and seventh innings. But then the roof caved in. Bob Stumpf and Len Tran opened the eighth with hits and manager Bill Brenner clouted one over the fence in a pinch-hitting role. Lee Mohr doubled and manager Norbert decided to let Arnold pitch out of it. Instead, Mullens singled in Brenner, but was thrown out at second. Norbert again consulted with Arnold and kept him in. Lou Estes then tied it with a homer to tie the game at 7-all and Arnold was pulled from the game and replaced by Len Kasparovitch.
The Caps added a run in the ninth, but the A's weren't finished yet. Johnny Hooper popped out to open the Victoria ninth and Pat Patterson went down swinging in a pinch-hitting role. But Bill White then started things with a ground single to right and Vic Mastro lashed a double off the boards in centre and White legged in with the tying run. Harshman was purposedly walked, then but Babe Jensen banged a 1 and 2 pitch for line double into centre to plate Mastro and win the decision for brother Bob, the last of three Victoria pitchers.
Len Starts, Loses Match One
Kasparovitch started and lost the first contest, snapping a seven game winning streak.
Harshman had given the A's a 3-1 lead in the third when he lined out his 26th home run with two mates aboard but the Caps kept nicking away for single runs in the fourth, fifth and sixth to take the lead.
Tran put up two in the eighth when he homered with Brenner aboard. Kasparovitch was removed for a pinch-hitter in the bottom of the inning, and then Vancouver scored six times on six hits in the ninth off Joe Blankesnhip, including a homer to Charlie Mead.
First game
Vancouver ........ 100 111 026—12 17 2
Victoria ............ 003 000 011— 5 11 2
Snyder and Brenner; Kasparovitch, Blankenship (9) and Mastro.
Second game
Vancouver ........ 000 101 051—8 14 1
Victoria ............. 601 000 002—9 11 1
Hall, Robertson (8) and Stumpf, Brenner (8); Arnold, Kasparovitch (8), R. Jensen (9) and Anske.
Tars Win in 11th Over Tacoma
TACOMA, July 12 — Bremerton Bluejackets walloped Tacoma Tigers and a jinx tonight but had to go 11 innings to post a 4-3 Western International League victory — their first in 16 away-from-home starts.
Pinchhitter Jim Estrada poked a two-run single in the ninth to keep the Bremerton cause alive, knotting the count at 3-3. Eddie Murphy, who had singled to start the Bremerton ninth, led off the same kind of poke in the 11th and romped home with the winning run on a wild throw when Hooks Devaurs tried to sacrifice him to second.
Bremerton ........... 010 000 002 01—4 7 0
Tacoma ............... 101 010 000 00—3 11 1
Johnson, P. Barisoff (8) and Volpi; Gilson, Tinsley (2) and Clifford.

WENATCHEE, Wash., July 12 — Doug Donnan lifted a nicely-timed four-base knock out of the Wenatchee park with the bases filled to cap a seven-run rally that set the Spokane Indians on the road to a 13-11 triumph over the Chiefs in a Western International League game on Saturday.
Salem .......... 102 110 600—11 16 1
Yakima ........ 000 102 000— 3 7 3
Mossor and Beard; Nowels, Wallerstein (5) and Phillips.

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