WESTERN INTERNATIONAL LEAGUE STANDINGS
after games of Wednesday
W L Pct. GB
Bremerton .. 80 61 .567 --
Salem ...... 77 60 .562 1
Spokane .... 79 63 .556 1½
Vancouver .. 76 62 .551 2½
Victoria ... 76 65 .539 4
Tacoma ..... 66 74 .471 13½
Yakima ..... 54 86 .386 25½
Wenatchee .. 51 88 .367 28½
VANCOUVER, August 27 — Lee Mohr rapped out a triple in the first inning, batted in two runs with a double in the second and beat out an infield hit in the sixth to lead Vancouver to a 7-6 win tonight and a four-game Western International League series sweep.
Mohr also starred in the field as the Tigers made a late attack.
The Caps were leading 7-0 going into the top half of the seventh when Tacoma scored three runs on a walk, two singles and a double. Three more safties in the eighth neetted two more runs.
Left fielder Glen Stetter slapped out a double in the ninth to send Caps' starter Carl Gunnarson to the showers. A single and a fielder's choice brought in Stetter. Sandy Robertson gave up a walk to put the tying run at second, but then made Roy Patton hit a sharp grounder that was turned for a double play, Buddy Hjelmaa to Mohr to Bill Reese, to end the game.
Tacoma .......... 000 000 321—6 16 1
Vancouver ...... 131 011 00x—7 9 0
Morgan, Tinsley (7), Chetkovich (8) and Clifford, Kuper (8); Gunnarson, Robertson, (9) and Stumpf.
Tars Shut Down A's
VICTORIA, Aug. 27 — Bremerton scored five runs in the first and fourth innings in a 12-8 triumph over the Victoria Athletics in a Western International League game here tonight.
Seven of the runs were unearned as the Athletics booted six times. Leo Righetti failed to turn a double play twice and was charged with errors.
The only highlight, as far as Victoria's 2,391 fans were concerned, was a six-run fifth inning. Bremerton starter Hub Kittle came down with Victoria's fielding disease and misplayed Babe Jensen's bouncer. A couple of hits and three walks later, six runs had scored and the A's were threatening for more. But manager Ted Norbert let pitcher Jim Arnold bat for himself with the bases loaded and two out. Reliever John Marshall whiffed him. As it was, Arnold had to come out of the game with a sore finger.
Dick Mitchell was trying for his ninth straight pitching victory, but instead got his tenth loss as he got only one batter out in the first after surrendering five hits.
Bremerton ......... 520 500 000—12 14 2
Victoria ............ 000 062 000— 8 12 6
Kittle, Marshall (5) and Volpi; Mitchell, Arnold (1) Blankenship (6) and Mastro.
WENATCHEE, Aug. 27 — The Wenatchee Chiefs pounded out four home runs in a 12-9 win over the Salem Senators in a Western International League mix-up tonight.
Eddie Barr hit a grand-slam against his former mates in the fourth inning. Bob Moore punched a two-run homer in the first inning, Buddy Peterson and Bill Beard added homers in the seventh and eighth with non one aboard. A three-run homer by Lee Winter sparked a Wenatchee rally in the sixth.
Salem ............... 320 401 110—12 14 1
Wenatchee ........ 000 124 002— 9 11 0
Lazor, Laroy (6), Sporer (9) and Beard; Osborne, Day (2), Burd (6) and Dalrymple.
YAKIMA, Aug. 27 — Spokane handed Yakima a five-run lead in the first inning and went down to an 11-6 defeat at the hands of the Stars in a Western International League game tonight.
The runs came in on an error, three singles, and three consecutive walks by starter Bill Samson. The Indians came within one run with a four-run rally in the fourth, but the Stars packed away the fifth, sixth and seventh innings to regain a five-run margin.
Spokane ........ 010 400 001— 6 11 4
Yakima .......... 501 101 12x—11 11 1
Sampson, Spitzer (7), Latino (8) and O'Neill, Bufflap (7); Strait, Wallerstein (4) and Constantino.
ON THE SUNBEAM
By ALF COTTRELL
[from Vancouver Sun, Aug. 28, 1947]
Jim Took a Ride on the Escalator
When Bremerton Bluejackets drop into Capilano Stadium the fans will be treated to a glimpse, in all likelihood, of a hired hand who recently underwent the interesting experience of being kicked upstairs.
The gentleman in question is Indian, Jim Estrada, the man the Capilanos traded to Bremerton for first-baseman Bill Reese.
The Bluejackets are among those whom the Caps are trying to overhaul, which provides the evidence at which we hinted in our lead.
Attempting to determine which club gt the better of the Reese-Estrada swap is as futile as trying to get insurance on Julius Caesar just before a performance of the play with the same name, or as asking if there is a doctor in the house when Ohsodry is running at Hastings.
Reese has made the Capilano infield look better ever since he joined theclub, due to his agility and masterful handling of that big glove. In fact he has made the Capilano infield, exclamation mark!
We haven’t heard too much about Estrada since he went away, but at the moment he is reported to be playing third base as if he had invented it. I did notice that in a game the other night at Victoria, a cosy little 17-5 pitchers’ struggle, Indian Jimmy poked out the only homer of the game. In addition he got a double and a single.
Over the long haul, possibly, Jim isn’t that kind of a hitter. He would hardly have to be in that swashbuckling Bremerton cast. Such lads as Al Maul, Bill Barisoff, Frank Volpi and Hooks Devaurs can swing the heavy sticks while the Indian goes along with the odd hit-and-run effort, or even a deft sacrifice when required.
The point I wished to make, of course, was that the Caps did Estrada no particular harm when they dealt him his walking papers. Meanwhile, as I have already intimated, the Capilanos and their Bill Reese aren’t feeling any pain, either.