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Last Inning Rally Beats Tigers, 13-6
[Walla Walla Union Bulletin, April 17, 1947]
The Vancouver Capilanos scored a baker's dozen runs in the last two innings to defeat the Tacoma Tigers, 13 to 6, Wednesday night at Borleske field in the finale of the Western International league training season.
Going into the eighth, Tacoma lad a 6-0 lead, and pitcher Stan Gilson had given up only two hits to the Capilanos. Then shortstop Ed Keehan made a bad throw to first on a grounder by Bud Hjelmaa, Vancouver shortstop, and that was the beginning of the end.
Four hits, including a double by Herb Pashkowski, brought four runs across, three of them with two men out, and Gilson went to the showers. Bob Reed took over, and walked the first man, but whiffed the second to retire the side.
A pair of walks put the Tigers on in the bottom of the frame with two out. but they died there when Gil Neuman, Tiger first baseman who had hit two for two up to that point, flied out to deep right.
Leading off again for the Capilanos in the ninth, Hjelmaa singled and after Vancouver Manager Bill Brenner, pinch-hitting for his pitcher, had lashed a line single down the third base line, Reed also was relieved. Harry Nygard moving to the mound.
He fared no better, walking the first man to face him and hitting the second. He gave up five hits, one a freak which bounced off third base, and a triple to right by Bob Stumpf, Vancouver catcher, while a bad throw by third-baseman Eddie Pelati gave life to another runner.
Nygard struck out one man, but when Brenner, hitting for the second time, got another single, Manager Red Harvel called for Cleve Ramsey, who got the next batter on an outfield fly. Three outfield flies set the Tigers down in the ninth, one man reaching base on a walk.
After filling the bases in the first and second but failing to score, the Tigers collected a pair of runs in the third on three hits and a bad throw to second by Stumpf and again left three men on base.
A walk, an error on Neuman's bunt, and a blow by Gilson supplied two more runs in the fifth, and another pass and two safeties brought in the last of the Tacoma tallies.
Vancouver ..... 000 000 049—13 12 4
Tacoma ........ 002 022 000— 6 10 3
Meister, Manier (6), Reynolds (9) and Stumpf; Gilson, Reed (8) Nygard (9), Ramsey (9) and Kuper.

TUESDAY, APRIL 15, 1947Capilanos Even Spring Series
Rubber Contest Is Tonight
[Walla Walla Union-Bulletin, April 16, 1947]
A two-run triple by shortstop Bud Hjelmaa gave the Vancouver Capilanos a 2 to 1 victory over the Tacoma Tigers Tuesday night in a tight Western International league exhibition game at Borleske Field.
The Vancouver win evened the series at a game apiece, and the rubber game will be played Wednesday night at 8 o'clock at Borleske field, winding up the spring training season.
The Capilanos were limited to three hits off Steve Grass, first of three Tacoma hurlers, while the Tigers touched Ron Bryant, who went all the way for Vancouver, for five blows but got only one run when George Pelati led off for Tacoma with a blow, moved up when Joratz walked, and came home on a hot grounder through second by Dick Greco.
Bryant settled down to strike out Pete Tedeschi, and Gil Neuman grounded to first baseman Lavis York for the first of York's five unassisted put-outs.
In the top of the fourth, Bill Wright was safe on an error by second baseman Glen Stetter, who later came through, with several fancy fielding plays, and York drew a walk. Hjelmaa's three-bagger, with two out, was the only extra-base hit of the game.
Southpaw Marion Moake relieved Grassi at the beginning of the fifth, and faced only nine men in his three-inning stint, a walk in the seventh being nullified by a double play, Keehan to Stetter to Neuman, and Pete Sabutis, another wrong-hander, struck out three of the Vancouver batters in the last two frames.
Pelati singled with one out in the fifth and Greco led off in the sixth with a safety, but both men were left on second.
In the ninth a potential rally was started when Tedeschi singled to left. Neuman, the next man up, was safe then Bryant bobbled a bunt, but the Vancouver hurler pulled his game out of the fire by whiffing Ed Keehan and the next two men went out in order.
Vancouver ....... 000 200 000—2 3 2
Tacoma .......... 100 000 000—1 5 1
Bryant and Brenner; Grassi, Moake (5), Sabutis (8) and Kuper.

Yakima Defeats Boise Defeats
YAKIMA, Wash., April 15—An eight-run third-inning-rally by the Yakima Stars produced more than enough margin Tuesday for the local club to defeat the Boise Pilots in an exhibition baseball game. The final tally was Yakima 13 Boise 3.
For the Western International League club it was the last exhibition tilt before they open tne regular season against Bremerton here Friday night.

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