Winning Run Walkked in as Rose Loses Debut
VANCOUVER, July 9 - A nine-game losing streak for the Vancouver Capilanos came to an end tonight after getting three walks and a single in the tenth inning to give the home-town team a 5-4 win over the Victoria Athletics.
Bill (Red) Rose, a big righthander making his Western International League debut, issued free bases to Bill Brenner, Red Tran and Bob Hall after Lou Estes had singled.
Vancouver took a two-run lead in the fourth, but Johnny Cavalli poled out his 11th home rtun after Babe Jensen's single to tie it in the fifth. Frank Mullens immediately restored the lead when he hit his third circuit blow in as many nights with a man aboard.
The A's got one back in the sixth when John Hooper walked, went to third on Vic Mastro's single and scored after Jack Harshman's long fly ball. They forced extra play in the ninth when Harshman singled, and the former scored on Jensen's fly ball. Harshman's blow was just inches short of going over the screen and the bad break probably cost Victoria the decision.
Over 2,700 fans were reported on hand, bringing to 6,400 the attendance for the three-game set.
Victoria ......... 000 021 001 0—4 8 1
Vancouver ..... 000 220 000 1—5 9 1
Rose and Mastro; Hall and Brenner.
BREMERTON, July 9 - Bremerton Bluejackets, back in form after their recent slump, edged past the Tacoma Tigers 2-1, as Jim Lowman won a pitching duel with Milt Chetkovich.
Eddie Murphy's home run in the bottom half of the ninth provided the winning margin.
Murphy also provide the other Bremerton run in the second when he walked, stole second and third and scored on a single.
Tacoma ........... 000 010 000—1 6 0
Bremerton ....... 010 000 001—2 5 1
Chetkovich and Clifford; Lowman and Volpi.
Wenatchee ........ 000 040 010 6—11 12 2
Yakima ............. 010 100 120 0— 5 8 2
McCollum and Dalrymple; Nowels, Simon (5), Wallerstein (9) and Phillips, Constantino (9).
Spokane ............ 000 105 001— 7 8 4
Salem ................ 000 004 06x—10 6 2
Costello, Miller (8) and O'Neill; Anderson, Sporer (6) and Beard.
Bill Wright, Vancouver First Sacker, Released; Heading for Walla Walla
VANCOUVER, B.C.—Bill Wright, veteran first baseman of the Vancouver Capilanos, was handed his unconditional release Wednesday in what was announced to be one of a series of moves to give new life to the Caps.
The Western International baseball league Capilanos are currently attempting to break a nine-game losing streak.
Wright said he intended to head for his Walla-Walla home shortly and take the rest of the year off unless he gets an offer.
The big first baseman had trouble rounding to shape this year, plagued with a succession of leg injuries.
- Thursday, July 10, 1947