WENTACHEE, April 22—Hitters were far ahead of the pitchers as the Wenatchee Chiefs opened the Western International League baseball season here tonight by defeating the Bremerton Bluejackets 20 to 10.
Seven pitchers went to the mound and the hitters banged out ten hits off them before the three hours and 15 minutes of the opener were over.
Umpire Skulik added to the opening festivities wen he chased Bremerton Manager Alan Strange and Pitcher John Marshall from the field in the fourth inning after they protested a call to vehemently.
Briganti for Bremerton and Neil Bryant for Wenatchee hit homers. Lil Arnerich hit a triple for the Tars.
A crowd of 2,024 braved the chill weather for the opener, delayed half an hour in starting when a fuse in the lighting system blew just before the pre-game festivities.
Bremerton ...... 000 251 002—10 14 2
Wenatchee .... 020 018 81x—20 15 1
Marshall, Hallett (4), Pirack (6), Maxwell (7) and Ronning; Bruce, Bartholomew (5), Gilson (6) and Pesut.
Yakima at Victoria, postponed, rain.
Spokane at Vancouver, postponed, rain.
Salem at Tacoma, postponed, rain.