VICTORIA — With Len Kasparovitch shutting the door for eight innings, Victoria Athletics soundly whipped the Tacoma Tigers, 16-4, at Royal Athletic Park on Wednesday before 1,100 fans.
Kaspaovitch picked up his eighth win and fifth in a row.
He allowed five singles through eight innings, but lost his shut-out in the final frame when a walk, a single and Babe Jensen's bobble loaded the bags with no one out. Neil Clifford's double, Glen Clough's infield hit and a fielder's choice plate the Tacoma runs.
The Athletics managed only one run in four innings off knuckle-balling Julian Morgan but counted three in the fifth after Johnny Hooper broke up a double play attempt by taking Miller out of play at second with a sliding block.
Three pitchers were victimised for nine runs in the seventh. Morgan was given a ticket off the mound with the bases loaded, one run in and one out. Cy Greenlaw came in and gave up a single to Jensen, home runs to John Cavalli and Leo Righetti, a single to Len Kasparovitch and a tremendous drive over the left field fence by Pat Patterson before manager Red Harvel pulled him for Clough.
Four hits in the eighth scored Victoria's final three runs.
Tacoma .......... 000 000 004— 4 8 4
Victoria .......... 001 030 93x—16 18 3
Morgan, Greenlaw (7), Clough (7) and Clifford; Kasparovich and Mastro.
BREMERTON, Wash., July 2 — Frank Mullens almost pulled out the game for the Vancouver Capilanos, but the Bremerton Bluejackets hung on for an 8-7 win in a Western International League game tonight.
Pinch-hitter Bill Brenner, Lee Mohr and Buddy Hjelmaa all got on base in the ninth before Mullens teed off with a home run. Harry Johnston was replaced on the mound by Bill Ahearn, who gave up a single to Charlie Mead, but Lou Estes, Bob Stumpf and Bill Wright all grounded out to end the rally.
Mullens had a double and a single and five RBIs in total.
Eddie Murphy went four for four with a double and a triple, while Bill Barisoff also doubled and tripled.
Vancouver ......... 002 010 004—7 13 4
Bremerton ......... 020 300 30x—8 13 4
Gunnarson and Stumpf; Johnston, Ahearn (9) and Volpi.
Yakima ........... 002 000 034—9 13 2
Wenatchee ...... 000 010 012—4 7 3
Cordell and Phillips; Cronin and Dalrymple.
Salem ......... 030 006 300—12 15 3
Spokane ...... 310 001 001— 6 12 2
Wyatt and Beard; Miller, Latino (6) and O'Neill.
[Vancouver News-Herald, July 3, 1947]
Visiting on the holiday weekend with the Bluejackets baseball nine, Bremerton scribe Brian Corcoran declares that, all mutterings to the contrary, there’s no truth to the rumor that the ‘Jackets bought their hard-hitting nine at prices slightly above the W.I.L. salary limit. Just naturals, he claims—or did, anyway, until our Brownies rapped the visitors three straight.
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If there was a place on the W.I.L.’s all-star team for the most colorful player in the loop, Bremerton’s long-time leading candidate, John Marshall, would get a lot of opposition from the Capilanos’ Bob Hall for the job. Marshall was up to his usual tricks when he showed up here on the holiday, but he wasn’t quite so spectacular as Bob the Body, who slammed out a tremendous triple and single, batted in three runs, and generally had himself a fine time as he sneaked through with a win here Monday.