A's, Tars, Split Double Header
BREMERTON, June 2 - Bremerton and Victoria battled to a draw Sunday, the Navy City Bluejackets taking the regulation opener, 3-2, and dropping the abbreviated nightcap, 3-1. The split gave Bremerton the series, three to two.
Nearly all of the fireworks came in the curtain-raiser as Victoria's manager, Ted Norbert, and pitcher Lenny Kasparovich were ejected from the game after vigourously protesting the decision on Hooks DeVaurs' eighth inning steal home from third with the winning run. DeVaurs, who hit three for four, had tripled to drive in Frank Volpi with the tying tally.
Bremerton had its first run in the second-inning on a 395-foot homer by Allan Maul over the right field fence. Both Victoria runs were scored by Jack Harshman, with Babe Jensen driving him in each time.
In the nightcap, Joe Blankenship won his fourth start of the seaon as he held the hard-hitting Bluejackets to three singles, all in the sixth inning.
Veteran Joe Sullivan, previously unbeaten, met his downfall in the first frame when three walks, a hit batsman and Johnny Hooper's single accounted for Victoria's first two runs. Hooper, hitting at start with a double and two singles in four trips, also drove in the club's final tally after Frank Lucchesi had doubled.
Victoria ........... 000 101 000—2 5 0
Bremerton ...... 010 001 20x— 3 11 1
Kasparovich, Woop (8) and Anske; Marshall and Volpi.
Second game (7 innings) :
Victoria ............. 200 001 0—3 6 2
Bremerton ....... 000 001 0 — 1 3 2
Blankenship and Fontaine; Sullivan and Ronning.
Carl King as Caps Crown Tacoma
TACOMA, June 1 - A trade that brought Carl Gunnarson to the Vancouver Capilanos paid immediate dividends as he tossed a six hitter to lead Vancouver to a 7-2 Western International League victory in the first of two games here Sunday.
A thunderstorm forced the cancellation of the second game.
Gunnarson walked three and struck out three, showing no signs of rust after not playing for ten days.
The Caps led 2-1 going into the sixth when they bashed around Carl Shapley for five runs. With the bases loaded, Jimmy Estrada sent one through the box for ywo runs. Gunnarson lifted a long fly ball to right field which Dick Greco misjudged as it dropped in for a double. Two more runs came in and Gunnarson scored on Lee Mohr's long fly.
Mohr accounted for Vancouver's run the previous inning. He was on third with two out when Frank Mullens banged a hot shot to first sacked Roy Paton and Shapley failed to cover the bag as Mullens beat the throw and Mohr scored.
Vancouver ............ 010 015 000—7 12 1
Tacoma ................ 100 000 001—2 6 4
Gunnarson and Stumpf; Shapley, Gilson (9) and Clifford.
Second game postponed, rain.
Salem ................000 000 000—0 7 1
Wenatchee ...... 000 000 001—1 7 0
Anderson and Beard; Vivalda and Pesut.
Second game, seven innings:
Salem ................ 000 631 0— 10 10 3
Wenatchee ....... 251 032 x— 13 15 4
Sporer, Lazor (2), Sinovic (6) and Beard; Condon, Sutherland (6), McCollum (6) and Pesut.
Spokane at Yakima (2), postponed, rain.