Cavalli, Lucchesi Lead A's to Win
WENATCHEE, June 4 - John Cavalli, who batted in three runs, clouted one over the fence in the second inning with a mate aboard, and Frank Lucchesi connected for his first homer of the year to bring in three in the eighth, as Victoria stung Wenatchee 8-4 in Western International League baseball Wednesday.
Dick Mitchell went the route to chalk up his fifth victory in nine decisions. He survived a shaky first inning, when he gave up two runs on Steve Andrade's double. Home runs by Andrade and Nick Pesut in the third and fifth innings accounted for the other two Wenatchee runs.
Cavalli's homer tied it in the second and his single, scoring Babe Jensen, deadlocked the count at 3-3 in the sixth. Jack Harshman broke the deadlock by doubling a run over in the seventh, and then Frank Lucchesi drove his clinched over the centre field fence in the next frame for three tallies after Mitchell had singled in a run.
Victoria ......... 020 001 140 - 8 13 1
Wenatchee ... 201 000 010—4 8 3
Mitchell and Anske; Osborn, McCollum (8) and Pesut.
Caps Snatch Late Victory
SALEM, June 4 - Vancouver exploded for a three run rally in the ninth to defeat Salem 4-3 in a Western International League game here Wednesday night, in the opening game of a three-game series.
Salem was coasting along with a 3-1 lead in the ninth when Jim Estrada opened with his fourth walk of the game and eighth issued by Ken Wyatt. Pete Jonas, normally a pitcher, came in to hit for starter Bob Snyder and rolled one to Marty Krug at first base. But Kurg misplayed it for an error and both runners were safe. Lee Mohr singled to load the bases and Bud Hjelmaa scored Estrada when his high bouncer went in front of the plate for a fluke single.
Lou Estes' sacrifice fly brought in the next runner. Bill Wright grounded to force Hjelmaa at second, but Al Spaeter threw wild in trying to get the double play and Mohr scored.
Vancouver had scored in the second when Charlie Mead singled, moved to third on two walks and scored on Snyder's groundout.
Salem hammered Snyder for 12 hits but could only manage runs in the first, third and seventh inning. Jim Hedgecock hurled the final frame for Vancouver to save Snyder's game for him.
Vancouver .............. 010 000 003—4 6 2
Salem ...................... 101 000 100—3 12 3
Snyder, Hedgecock (9) and Brenner; Wyatt and Beard.
Bremerton ..... 000 310 100—5 10 2
Yakima ........... 000 250 01x— 8 8 2
Kittle, Barisoff (5), Stanton (7) and Ronning, Volpi (7); Romple, Wallerstein (7) and Phillips.
First game: (seven innings)
Tacoma ........... 000 000 0—0 6 1
Spokane .......... 103 013 x—8 12 1
Walden and Kuper; Samson and Bufflap.
Tacoma ........ 030 115 000—10 13 2
Spokane ....... 042 000 110— 8 13 4
Chetkovich and Kuper; Latino, Stevenson (6), Spitzer (7), and DiMaria.
Yanks Option Star Hurler to Athletics
VICTORIA — Rated one of the best prospects in the Yankee chain, righthander Jim Arnold has been added to the pitching staff of the Victoria Athletics, according to an announcement by Reg Patterson, A's business manager.
Arnold started the season with the Oakland Acorns of the Coast League but it was decided he needed further seasoning. He compiled an impressive record with Twin Falls in the Pioneer League last season when he won 20 games, including two no-hit, no-run games, and lost six games. He whiffed a total of 237 batters during the season and had an earned run average of 2.30.
Arnold finished behind Bob Chesnes of the Salt Lake City team, now star hurler for the San Francisco Seals, for pitching honours last year.
- Thursday, June 5, 1947