W L Pct. GB
Yakima ...... 4 1 .800 ½
Salem ....... 6 2 .750 —
Spokane ..... 3 3 .500 1½
Wenatchee ... 4 4 .500 1½
Bremerton ... 4 4 .500 1½
Vancouver ... 2 3 .400 2
Tacoma ...... 3 5 .375 2½
Victoria .... 1 5 .167 3½
YAKIMA, Apr. 29—A six-run outburst in the seventh inning blew a pitching duel between Rex Jones and Dewey Soriano sky-high as an opening night crowd of 3,183 fans looked on as the Yakima Bears handed Victoria Athletics their fourth straight setback, 7-2.
It was Soriano's second win over the A's and Jones' first 1949 appearance.
After six scoreless innings, Babe Gammino, Bear rightfielder, kindled the spark. He singled sharply to right field to score Soriano with the first run. Gene Thompson followed with a two-run single, Ray Orteig chased two more runs across with a double and Leroy Paton singled across the sixth run of the inning.
Soriano was denied a shutout in the ninth inning when singles by Gil McDougall and Bob Keller and a pair of errors by Yakima's shortstop, Dick Briskey, pushed two unearned runs across the plate.
Victoria ....... 000 000 002—2 6 1
Yakima ....... 000 000 61x—7 11 3
Jones, Bartlett (8) and Morgan; Soriano and Orteig.
SALEM, Ore., Apr. 29—A single by Wayne Peterson followed by Mel Wasley's double in the last of the ninth tonight gave the Salem Senators a 5-4 victory over the Vancouver Capilanos in the Western International Baseball League.
Three thousand fans saw John Blanco, late of the Portland Beavers, go the distance and give up ten hits, as the Solons edged the Capilanos for their sixth victory in eight starts.
The Senators banged over three runs in the first inning via a Cap error and singles by Bud Peterson and Larry Orteig and added another in the second on manager Bill Beard's triple.
The Caps got into the thick of things in the third with three of their own, produced on singles by Jim Robinson, Hank Fernandez, Len Tran and Bud Sheely.
Vancouver tied it at 4-4 in the top of the eighth when Tran singled behind an error.
George Nicholas took the loss, giving up ten hits, walking four and striking out one.
Vancouver ...... 003 000 010—4 10 3
Salem .............. 310 000 001—5 10 1
Nicholas and Sheely; Blanco and Beard.
BREMERTON, Apr. 29—Bremerton Bluejackets trounced the Wenatchee Chiefs, 18-8, in a wild game that produced 23 walks, 13 errors and two hit batsmen.
Three Jacket pitchers held the Chiefs to three hits, but 15 walks and four Bremerton errors gave the losers eight runs. The Chiefs miscued nine times as the Tars made good use of 11 safe blows.
The game took two hours and 55 minutes, all out 30 of it needed to run off the first five innings.
Wenatchee ....... 010 520 000—8 3 9
Bremerton ....... 234 340 02x—18 11 4
Bartholomew, Gilson (3), Hannan (5) and Pesut; Pirack, Gipson (4), Allen (5) and Constantino.
TACOMA, Apr. 29—Youthful Mel Knezovich stopped the hard-hitting Spokane Indians as the Tigers made their home opener and a successful one with a 10-2 triumph. Knezovich, who belongs to the Cleveland Indians, held the Spokes to six hits, four of which were bunched in the eighth inning for both Tribe tallies.
Catcher Jack Warren drove in three Tiger runs with a home run, triple and single, while Manager Bob Johnson plated another trio with a double and a single.
Spokane ......... 000 000 020—2 6 4
Tacoma ......... 210 210 31x—10 11 2
Howard, Bishop (8) and Parks; Knezovich and Warren.