WESTERN INTERNATIONAL LEAGUE STANDINGS
after games of Wednesday
W L Pct. GB
Bremerton .. 73 52 .584 --
Spokane .... 72 52 .581 ½
Salem ...... 68 52 .567 2½
Victoria ... 68 58 .540 5½
Vancouver .. 65 57 .533 6½
Tacoma ..... 59 65 .476 13½
Yakima ..... 47 53 .385 24½
Wenatchee .. 42 83 .336 31
Salem Steals Victory in Ninth
VANCOUVER, August 13 — Trailing 5-2 in the top of the ninth, the Salem Senators banged Sandy Robertson for four hits and then took advantage of a bad throw by reliever Bob Snyder to second base on a double play to come up with a 6-5 win over the Vancouver Capilanos tonight.
Frank Mullens and Charlie Mead homered in the first and third innings respectively to give Vancouver a 4-0 lead. Salem picked up a single marker in the fourth, but Mullens singled in Robertson in the bottom half of the inning to restore a four-run lead.
Salem made it 5-2 in the fifth when Ed Barr socked a triple over Mullens' head in centre and scored on a wild pitch.
The Senators' rally started in the ninth with back-to-back doubles by Buddy Peterson and Al Spaeter for a run. Robertson got an out, but was pulled after back-to-back singles by Bob Moore and Lou Kubiak brought in another run. Snyder came in to relieve. Ed Barr grounded the ball to Snyder who tossed to Hjelmaa at second to start a game-ending double-play. But Snyder through the sphere past Hjelmaa, Barr was safe, and another run scored. Then Marty Krug dropped a high fly beyond the outstretch palms of Lee Mohr and Kubiak chugged in with the go-ahead run.
Salem ........... 000 110 004—6 14 0
Vancouver .... 020 100 000—3 11 1
Lazor, J. Peterson (9) and Beard; Robertson, Snyder (9) and Stumpf.
A's Sweep Series With Cellar Nine
VICTORIA, August 13 — Over 2,800 fans saw the Victoria Athletics sweep a series at home for the first time this year, as they took two from the last-place Wenatchee Chiefs, 4-1 and 8-5.
Bill Woop came up with a three-hit performance in the seven-inning opener, and made one mistake - a homer to Lee Winter over the centre field fence in the second inning.
Lou McCollum, meanwhile, blanked the A's for four innings, but they broke through in the fifth when Babe Jensen singled and Leo Righetti homered.
The homer parade continued in the sixth inning as Bill White hit his 16th of the year and was followed by Jack Harshman's 34th, six shy of Bill Barisoff's mark set last year.
The Chiefs took an early league in the second game, with two runs in the first. But Victoria scored threee times in the second thanks to singles by Jensen, John Cavalli, Righetti and White and a walk. Wenatchee scored again in the third, but Vic Mastro clouted home run number 12 in the fifth and singled in another run in the sixth to make it a 6-3 game.
Clyde Haskell swatted an insider-the-parker after John Hooper misplayed his line drive to left centre two score a pair. But that's all Len Kaspaovitch allowed in winning his 12th and snapping a three-game losing streak. White's single and Harshman's double in the eighth drove in some insurance runs for the A's.
The season's attendance figure is 99,262 paid, just a little over 3,000 short of the 1946 attendance with 18 games to play.
Wenatchee ........ 001 000 000—1 3 2
Victoria ............. 000 022 00x—4 6 1
McCollum and Winter; Woop and Mastro.
Wenatchee ...... 201 000 200—5 9 2
Victoria ........... 040 011 02x—8 10 2
Frost and Dalrymple; Kasparovitch and Mastro.
BREMERTON, August 13 — The Bremerton Bluejackets moved into undisputed possession of first place in the Western International League tonight when they picked on seventh-place Yakima Stars for a double-header victory, 4-3 and 6-3.
The wins were the sixth and seventh in a row for the streaky Tars, who now hold a half-game lead over the Indians.
Shortstop Bud Hicks poled out a double and four singles to set the pace for Spokane.
Yakima .......... 101 010 0—3 6 1
Bremerton ...... 000 211 x—4 6 1
Cordell and Phillips; Kittle and Volpi.
Yakima ........... 100 000 020—3 4 0
Bremerton ...... 202 000 20x—6 17 0
Strait and Phillips; Lowman and Volpi.
Spokane .......... 030 031 220—11 16 0
Tacoma ........... 221 000 000— 5 10 1
Samson and O'Neill; Tinsley, Greco (5) and Clifford.
[Vancouver News-Herald, Aug. 14, 1947]
Hub Kittle of Bremerton Bluejackets and Art Lilly of Yakima Stars have organized a post-season baseball series, with players from the eastern part of the W.I.L. playing a western team. The idea is to travel around the circuit, but it’s unlikely they’ll show here. They wanted Capilano Stadium for Sept. 13, but there’s a football (game) honest and some softball (also honest) and the Fifth Avenue ball yard on that date.
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Eddie Lamoureux, concessionaire at Cap Stadiuum, a pessimist at heart, made a bet that the Brownies wouldn’t reach the 100,000 mark in attendance this summer. But when the crowd overflowed onto the field Tuesday night Eddie, with one eye on the coke supply disappearing, laughed gaily and admitted he’d probably lose his bet.
[Vancouver News-Herald, Aug. 15, 1947]
Salem Senators, it seems, don’t think much of Bob Brown’s lighting system at Capilano Stadium. That’s what we gathered anyway, when a Salemite came out of the dressing room bearing a lantern lit, Wednesday night. Umpire Frank DeHaney decided it wasn’t funny and sent the lad packing.
[WILfan note: the box score doesn’t hint who it was; there was only one substitution and that was a pinch-hitter for a pitcher.]