A's Clout Three Homers in Trouncing Stars
YAKIMA, May 3 - Collecting 19 hits including three home runs off four Yakima pitchers, the Victoria Athletics routed the Stars, 16-8, tonight to even the Western International League series at one each.
Victoria scored in every inning but the second, sixth and ninth. Homers were clouted by Vic Mastro, Bill White and Leo Righetti. Mastro sent the ball over the left field fence in the third with White and Pat Patterson aboard.
Righetti scored Babe Jensen and Mike Hafenecker in the fifth with a homer inside the park after the Stars' centrefielder, Gene Thompson, attempted to make a shoestring catch of the ball and it eluded him.
A second circuit blow in the fifth came when Frank Lucchesi aboard when White smacked one over the left field wall. Both homers were off Star pitcher Rowe Wallenstein.
Victoria ........... 303 205 210 - 16 19 1
Yakima ........... 030 110 003 - 8 8 7
Gibson, Hittle (2), Prior (8) and Mastro; Nowels, Wallerstein (4), Knudson (5), Brysch (6) and Phillips.
Losers Get Triple Play in Spokane
SPOKANE, May 3 - The Spokane Indians pulled off a triple play among other brilliant manoeuvres in the field, but Vancouver scored the runs to defeat the Tribe, 10 to 5, in ten innings before 5,001 fans.
The triple play began in the fifth inning with Len Tran and Lee Mohr on base. Frank Mullens smacked a line drive into right field that looked like a sure hit. But rightfielder Jimmy Dow came in fast, took the ball on the fly and rifled it to Herb Gorman at first base who promptly fired it to Buddy Hicks at second, catching Mohr.
Five straight singles after a Spokane error and a base on balls gave the Capilanos their winning runs in the tenth.
Vancouver ............. 103 000 001 5 - 10 15 1
Spokane ................. 003 100 100 0 - 5 8 4
Hedgecock, Hall (3) and Stumpf; Zmitrovich, Costello (9), Stevenson (10) and Bufflap.
Bremerton ....... 300 420 110 - 11 16 3
Wenatchee ....... 200 104 50x - 12 19 2
Ahearn, Stanton (7), Lowman (7) and Volpi; Condon, Hamilton (4), Capps (5), Osborn (8) and Pesut.
Bremerton ........ 035 102 0 - 11 6 1
Wenatchee ........ 021 000 0 - 3 2 5
Marshall and Ronning; Sutherland, Stevens (5), Adam (7) and Winter.
Tacoma ........ 012 000 000 - 3 10 5
Salem ........... 500 203 200 - 12 12 0
Morgan, Gilson (6) , Migard (7) and Clifford; Wyatt and Beard.
Texas Scores Outdo W.I.L.
DALLAS, Tex., May 3 - You just haven's seen baseball until you see it in Texas.
Sometimes it's the wee hours before the boys get through knocking the ball and the umpres around. The weather troubles some. They tried to play in 32-degree temperatures. It go socold even those hardy folks quit at the end of seven innings.
One night in the Longhorn League, the newest circuit, there were 86 runs in three games. Big Spring beat Odessa, 27-10, and Sweetwater edged Ballinger, 20-18, in a double of "pitchers" duels - about every pitcher got into the act.
Then last night the circuit outdid itself in producing 93 runs with Odessa beating Sweetwater, 22-14, and Midland licking Vernon, 27-11.
Guy Sturdy, the colorful manager of the Sherman Club of the Big State League, another new circuit, was flung into the hoosegow, fined and suspended after making fun of the umpire and then mixing with a policeman who tried to take him out of the park.
But the troubles haven't been confined to the "bush" leagues. The austere Texas League, a class "AA" circuit, has seen a parade of players and managers pitched out of the park for getting sassy with the arbiters and the other night one umpire made the wrong ruling and President J. Alvin Gardner ordered the game replayed.
The West Texas-New Mexico league thinks nothing of 90 to 100 tallies an evening.