Friday, 31 August 2007
Sunday, August 27, 1950
W L PCT GB
Tacoma ..... 83 49 .629 —
Yakima ..... 84 51 .622 ½
Tri-City ... 72 61 .541 11½
Wenatchee .. 70 64 .522 14
Victoria ... 59 76 .437 24½
Vancouver .. 54 76 .415 27
Spokane .... 55 77 .417 27
Salem ...... 55 78 .414 27½
TACOMA, Aug. 27—Tacoma regained the lead in the sizzling Western International league pennant race by defeating the Vancouver Capilanos in both ends of a double-header here Sunday, 8-2 and 3-2.
The Tacomans sewed up the first game in the fourth inning after going hitless the first three frames. A homer by Dick Wenner drove in two men. The Tigers added four more unnecessary tallies in the seventh and another in the eighth. Vancouver scored in the fourth and ninth. The final tally was a homer by Charley Mead his 15th of the season.
A single pitch gave Bob Kerrigan, Tacoma southpaw, his 23rd victory of the season in the second game. Kerrigan came into the game to relieve Dick Conger with two out, the bases loaded and the score tied at 2-all.
Vancouver's Jim Robinson grounded out to the mound on Kerrigans first toss. Tacoma then added a game-winner on two singles and an infield error.
Vancouver .. 000 100 001—2 8 1
Tacoma ..... 000 300 41x—8 6 11
Alvari, King (7) and Heisner; Knezovich and Fischer.
Vancouver ... 000 010 1—2 5 1
Tacoma ...... 100 010 1—3 9 1
McLean and Heisner; Kerrigan (7) and Sheets.
YAKIMA, Aug. 27 — Yakima battered ex-major leaguer Aldon Wilkie from the box Sunday night with a 10-hit barrage that was good for eight runs in two innings to take the nightcap, 10-5. Victoria won the opener, 2-0.
Wilkie was driven to the showers in the second inning of the nightcap after scoring five times in the first frame and three more in the second. Ten of Yakima's 15 hits were gained off Wilkie. The A's used three pitchers in stemming the Yakima attack, which added two more runs in the eighth.
Victoria threatened with two runs in the third inning and three more in the seventh but couldn't follow through.
Victoria and Yakima collected only five hits each in their opening tilt but Victoria bunched three of its safeties in the fifth inning to score twice and sew up the game.
A homer by left fielder Gene Thompson coupled with a double by shortstop Bill Dunn, a wild pitch and a single by catcher Hal Danielson accounted for two tallies.
Victoria ..... 000 020 0—2 5 0
Yakima ...... 000 000 0—0 5 0
Marshall and Danielson; Dickey and Tiesiera.
Victoria ..... 002 000 300—5 12 0
Yakima ...... 530 000 02x—10 15 0
Wilkie, Noyes (2), Brkich (8) and Ronning; Powell and Tornay.
WENATCHEE, Aug, 27—The Wenatchee Chiefs broke a nine-game losing streak here Sunday night by edging the Tri-City Braves 4-3 in the second game of a Western International league doubleheader.
Tri-City pitcher Merle Frick threw a bunt away in the ninth with two men on base and the winning Wenatchee run crossed plate.
The Braves took the opening contest, 9-2, with a five-run first inning salting the game away. In the nightcap, Wenatchee southpaw Jay Ragni scattered eight hits to hang up his 17th win of the season against 10 losses.
Tri-City .......... 510 100 2—9 16 2
Wenatchee ..... 020 000 0—2 7 0
McCollum and Pesut; Ferrarese and Neal.
Tri-City .......... 010 020 000—3 8 4
Wenatchee ..... 000 200 011—4 9 0
Frick and Pesut; Ragni and Billings.
SPOKANE, Aug. 27—Spokane's bottom-bumping Indians dumped Salem on Sunday, 15-6 and 10-1, to trade positions with the Senators.
The Spokane nine concentrated its heavy guns on Salem in the second and fifth innings of their opening game. All 12 Indian hits were gained in those innings as they scored seven runs in the second and eight in the fifth frames.
Two runs in the opening inning clinched the second fracas but the Indians added six in the second, one in the sixth and another in the eighth inning fourth frame.
Salem ....... 300 011 1—6 8 3
Spokane .... 070 080 x—13 12 21
Costello, Tierney (2), Woodson (5) and Beard; Conant and Rossi.
Salem ....... 000 100 000— 1 9 2
Spokane .... 260 001 01x—10 14 0
Osborne, Lew (2) and Martin; Bishop and Rossi.
Chiefs May Lose Third Baseman
WENATCHEE, Wash., Aug. 28 (UP) — The question of whether Don Fracchia hold down his Wenatchee third base slot Tuesday was up in the air today.
General Manager George Clark was reported in contact with Western International League basball president Robert Abel about Fracchia's status. The third sacker was notified Friday that he would be suspended indefinitely without pay, effective Thursday, for failure to pay several fines assessed against him this season.
Clark was trying to determine if payment of the fines before Tuesday would nullify the suspension. The Chiefs are shorthanded from injuries, and Fracchia's loss would be a hard blow.