Sunday, October 21, 2007

Friday, June 8, 1951

               W  L  Pct
Vancouver ... 35 13 .729
Spokane ..... 31 19 .620
Salem ....... 23 25 .479
Yakima ...... 21 25 .457
Victoria .... 21 27 .438
Tacoma ...... 21 28 .429
Tri-City .... 19 26 .422
Wenatchee ... 21 29 .402

WENATCHEE, Wash., June 8—Bob Snyder looks like the Western International League’s surest bet for a 20-game winning season.
Friday night, the lean Vancouver righthander passed the halfway mark as the circuit-leading Capilanos took a 4-2 decision over Wenatchee Chiefs, their second in as many nights.
The veteran Snyder, anchor of the Vancouver mound staff for several seasons who dipped below the 20-win mark in 1950, has been beaten only once this year and won 11. And Tommy Thompson’s Wenatchee club never looked like it would damage that record on Friday.
The Chiefs touched Snyder for only five hits, and collected their two runs on one fourth-inning burst. The damage was done by Will Hafey, who homered with Walt Pocekay aboard.
But the Caps already salted away the game on a four-run rally in the third. Gordy Brunswick’s triple and Charlie Mead’s double were the big blows, but all the runs were unearned.
Little Tom Breisinger, the Wenatchee pitcher, turned in a performance good enough to win the average game. He yielded only eight hits, and, like Snyder, he had eight strikeouts. But the front-running Vancouver club still beat him.
Vancouver .... 004 000 000—4 8 1
Wenatchee .... 000 200 000—2 5 1
Snyder and Ritchey; Breisinger and Neal.

SALEM [Victoria Colonist, June 9]—Victoria Athletics jumped to the top of the second division in the Western International League last night behind the pitching and batting of slim Jim Propst.
The slender southpaw had his fastball hopping and turned in his second successive three-hit job as the A’s edged Salem Senators 2-1 in the opener of a four-game series. A sweep of the series will put the A’s in third place, ahead of the Senators whom they now trail by two games.
In fashioning his second straight victory and third of the season, Propst struck out nine and walked six but weakened again in the ninth. Big John Marshall came in with two out and the tying run on third and forced Bill Beard to ground out to shortstop Bob Sturgeon.
The A’s have now won six games in June and Propst, Bill Osborn and John Tierney have accounted for all of them, winning two each.
Propst gave up a single to Pete Tedeschi in the first and another one-base knock to Glen Stetter in the sixth. He had a two-hit shutout going into the ninth when Curt Schmidt singled after Stetter had opened the inning with a walk to put Propst in trouble. The runners were advanced by a sacrifice. Pinch-hitter George McDonald grounded to Sturgeon in deep short but there was no time to make a play at the plate. Stetter scored and Schmidt moved to third as McDonald was thrown out at first. Then Marshall came in and retired the final batter.
Propst batted in the winning run in the sixth when he singled with two out to drive in Bill White, who opened the inning with a double, from second. Singles by Marv Diercks and Don Pries and Lilio Marcucci’s long fly sent in Diercks with the first run in the firsi inning.
Victoria .... 100 000 100—2 8 0
Salem ....... 000 000 001—1 3 0
Propst, Marshall (8) and Martin; McNulty and Beard.

SPOKANE, June 8 — Maynard Park, Spokane's newly-acquired southpaw from Great Falls, Mont, turned in a brilliant relief job Friday night to take credit for Spokane's 6 to 5 win over Yakima. Park pitched one-hit ball after taking over from John Conant in the sixth inning with one man out.
Yakima .... 012 002 000— 5 9 1
Spokane ... 301 100 10x— 6 8 2
Thompson, Del Sarto (1), Anderson (6) and Tiesiera; Conant, Park (6) and Sheets.

Tacoma —12 18 2
Tri-City —11 6 4
Clark and Watson; Nicholas, Michelson () and Pesut.
LINESCORE UNAVAILABLE [not in Vancouver Sun, Province or Victoria Colonist]

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