Saturday, June 23, 2007

Saturday, August 23, 1947

after games of Saturday
              W  L Pct. GB
Spokane .... 78 59 .569 --
Bremerton .. 77 59 .566 ½
Salem ...... 73 59 .553 2½
Victoria ... 75 63 .543 3½
Vancouver .. 73 62 .541 4
Tacoma ..... 65 70 .481 12
Yakima ..... 53 82 .393 24
Wenatchee .. 47 87 .351 29½

Caps Win a Pair of One-Run Games
VANCOUVER, Aug. 23 — The Vancouver Capilanos handed the Victoria Athletics their 20th and 21st one-run losses of the Western International season with a 5-4 and 1-0 double-header sweep before a packed house at Capilano Stadium tonight.
Two home runs over the looming right field wall, the last by manager Bill Brenner in the bottom of the eighth inning, offset a fighting rally by the Athletics, who tied the count in the seventh.
Dick Mitchell, in trying for his ninth straight victory and 16th of the season, got off to a shaky start when he ran into a bad error and had control trouble in the first inning.
Lee Mohr openeed by beating out a drag bunt and John Cavalli booted Buddy Hjelmaa's ground ball to put Mitchell on the spot. Frank Mullens' fly ball scored Mohr and Charlie Mead lofted a home run after Paul Carpenter had walked and the Capilanos were four runs ahead.
Bill White's smash down the foul line cleared the fence in the fourth for the first Victoria run and the second came in the sixth when White doubled, Jack Harshman singled and Babe Jensen hit a sacrifice fly.
A rousing rally in the seventh saw Leo Righetti, pinch-hitter Bob Jensen and Pat Patterson open with singles to load the bags. A fielder's choice and an outfield fly plated the tying runs.
The Caps' rally in the seventh was marred by an umpire's call. Mullens' hit bounced off the right-field screen and over the fence, but it was ruled a double. Paul Carpenter sacrificed him over, Charlie Mead walked, then the A's got the old strike-him-out/throw-him-out double play when Reese swished at strike three and catcher Vic Mastro gunned down Mead at second.
Brenner then decided things one inning later when he took Joe Blankenship's second pitch over the fence.
Len Kasparovitch and Bob Snyder were cruising along in the second game, matching zeros for eight innings until the ninth. Charlie Mead hit one to Leo Righetti at short, who bboted the ball and the runner was safe. Reese singled to centre and Mead moved to second. Bill Brenner flew out, but a wide curve to Len Tran eluded catcher Vic Mastro and the runners advanced. Tran then rifled a single over second to end the game.
First game:
Victoria ................. 001 101 20—4 14 3
Vancouver ............. 400 000 01—5 7 0
Mitchell, Blankenship (7) and Mastro; Gunnarson, Robertson (7) and Brenner.
Second game:
Victoria .......... 000 000 000—0 7 1
Vancouver ...... 000 000 001—1 7 1
Kasparovitch and Mastro; Snyder and Brenner.

Solons Sink Stars
YAKIMA, Wash., Aug 23 - Two big innings, the fifth and the sveenth, gave the Salem Senators a 13-10 victory over the Yakima Stars in a Western International League series finale tonight to leave the teams each with two wins.
Marty Krug's two-run double in the fifth inning capped a four-run rally and Buddy Peterson's tripled in the seventh frame to put the final touches on a five-run upsurge that later rpoved too much for the Stars to overcome.
Salem ............ 301 040 500—13 13 5
Yakima ........... 301 021 021—10 14 1
Lazor, Mossor (9) and Beard; Simon and Phillips.

Spokane Moves Into WIL Lead
WENATCHEE, Wash., Aug. 23 - George Schmee's home run with none out in the first of the ninth inning broke up a tight ball game and gave the Spokane Indians a 3-2 victory tonight over the Wenatchee Chiefs. The win moved the Tribe into first place in the Western International League by a half game.
The two teams split their four-game series.
Spokane ......... 000 001 011—3 7 1
Wenatchee ..... 001 000 010—2 7 1
Costello and Bufflap, O'Neill (8); Osborne and Dalrymple.

Tigers Drop Tars into Second Spot
TACOMA, Wash., Aug. 23 - Tacoma Tigers knocked Bremerton Bluejackets out the of the Western International League lead tonight with a 2-1 victory.
The Tigers won on a neat sven-hit pitching performance by Julian Morgan, who bested the Tars' Hub Kittle.
Morgan led off with the opening single on a four-hit attack that netted Tacoma its two runs in the fifth inning. Bremerton's lone run came in the eighth when Hooks DeVaurs doubled and scored after two were out on Frank Volpi's bloop single.
Bremerton ....... 000 000 010—1 7 1
Tacoma .......... 000 020 00x—2 12 2
Kittle and Volpi; Morgan and Kuper.

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