Stars Capitalize on Bases on Balls
VICTORIA — Bases on balls proved costly to the Victoria Athletics Wednesday ngiht as the Yakima Stars scored six times in the second inning and coasted to a 10-5 Western International League victory before a handful of chilled fans at Royal Athletic Park.
Bill Prior, making his first professional start in his home town, ran into control trouble in the second inning and gave up four walks and two hits, good for six runs after scraping out of trouble in the first. Two were out and one on when Prior passed Moore and Nowels to load the sacks. Barnes doubled two runs over and a third scored on the throw to second. Another walk was followed by Thompson's home run.
Prior was pulled in the third after giving up a single. Joe Blankenship came in and was charged with three runs, one unearned. He also smacked a two-run homer, while Mike Hafenecker's triple accounted for two more Victoria runs.
Yakima ....... 061 201 000 – 10 8 3
Victoria ..... 000 122 000 – 5 8 4
Nowels and Phillips; Prior, Blankenship (3) and Mastro.
Capilanos Win Double Header
VANCOUVER, April 23 — Vancouver Capilanos, behind the six-hit pitching of Bob Hall, set back the Salem Senators, 7-4, to take both ends of a Western International League double-header here tonight and sweep the three-game series. The Caps won the opener, 9-8.
Lavis York homered in the sixth scoring Lou Estes to tie the game at 3-3. In the seventh, Leon Mohr, Caps leadoff hitter, homered to send Vancouver into the lead 4-3. In the eighth, Buddy Hjelmaa provided the wining runs on a single which scored Frank Mullens and York.
For Salem, shortstop Hank Bartolomei got a one-run homer in the fifth while Mel Nunes tied up the game with another circuit clout in the eighth.
In the opener, Charlie Mead homered in the fourth with one man aboard. Manager Bill Brenner laced out two doubles and third baseman Len Tran drove in the winning run ton take hitting honours for Vancouver.
Nunes hit a circuit clout in the third with one man aboard for Salem.
Sandy Robertson, who relieved Bob Snyder in the third, was the winning pitcher, with the loss attributed to Sinovic.
Salem ....... 402 101 0 – 8 9 1
Vancouver ... 000 305 1 – 9 12 1
Lazor, O’Boyle (5), Sinovic (7) and Kerr; Snyder, Robertson (3) and Brenner, Stumpf.
Salem ............... 200 010 010 - 4 6 1
Vancouver ...... 100 002 13x - 7 8 1
Gunnarson and Cook; Hall and Stumpf.
Wenatchee ........ 000 000 100 00 – 1 7 3
Tacoma ........... 000 000 010 01 – 2 5 3
Osborn and Dalrymple; Walden and Kuper.
Spokane ...... 000 100 400 001 – 6 13 3
Bremerton .... 020 002 010 000 – 5 10 1
Stevenson, Zemitrovich (9) and Bufflap; Marshall, Prosser (7), Ahearn (9) and Volpi.