W L Pct. GB
Yakima ...... 32 12 .727 —
Vancouver ... 25 17 .595 6
Salem ....... 23 19 .548 8
Wenatchee ... 21 24 .467 11½
Spokane ..... 20 23 .465 11½
Bremerton ... 21 25 .457 12
Tacoma ...... 18 28 .391 15
Victoria .... 17 29 .370 16
SPOKANE, June 3—Jumping on George Nicholas for five singles and three runs in the eighth inning, Spokane Indians ran their winning streak to six games by edging Vancouver, 4-3.
The feature of the game was a triple play by the Capilanos in the fourth. With Joe Rossi on second and Ken Richardson on first, shortstop Ray Tran took Jack Calvey's liner just to the left of second, stepped on the bag to double Rossi and then whipped the ball to first in time to take Richardson. It was the first triple killing in the Spokane park since 1947.
Nicholas was working nicely with a 3-1 lead whe the Spokes caught him for five consecutive singles in the eighth that produced three scores for the winning margin.
Gene Babbitt relieved Jack Teagan on the mound for Spokane in the seventh and was creditted with the win. Nicholas was the loser.
Vancouver .......... 000 000 300—3 10 1
Spokane ............. 000 001 03x—4 11 1
Nicholas and Brenner; Teagan, Babbitt (8) and Rossi.
SALEM, June 3—Ray McNulty outpitched Gordon Walden as the Salem Senators beat Tacoma, 4-1, tonight. Four of the eight hits Walden allowed came in the sixth and were good for three runs and the ball game.
Tacoma ............ 001 000 000—1 8 1
Salem ............... 000 003 01x—4 8 1
Walden and Sheets, Warren (8); McNulty and Carlson.
YAKIMA, June 3—The league-leading Yakima Bears received three-hit pitching from Larry Powell and made an early lead stand up for a 4-2 win over Bremerton, dropping the Bluejackets out of the first division behind Wenatchee.
After pitching 5 1-3 hitless innings, Powell's mound opponant, Vern Kohout, singled to centre field for the first Bremerton hit of the game. Dick Sabatini walked and Walt Pocekay collected the first of two hits to right field to score Kohout. Sabatini scored on an error.
The first four Yakima hits of Kohout were good for extra bases and four runs. Dick Briskey, Ted Jennings and Snag Moore tripled and Al Jacinto singled.
Bremerton ......... 000 002 000—2 3 2
Yakima .............. 021 100 00x—4 8 1
Kohout and Corey; Powell and Orteig.
WENATCHEE, June 3—The Wenatchee Chiefs squeezed through to a 6-5 victory over the Victoria Athletics tonight on the strength of a three-run seventh inning. The loss was the fifth in a row for the A's and seventh in eight games on their current road trip.
First baseman Hal Rhyne, who extended his record-breaking hitting streak to 35 games, sparked the winning rally by leading off with a triple in the seventh. Two walks and singles by Clint Cameron and Neil Bryant accounted for the runs.
The A's took an early lead by counting three runs in the first inning on errors, a walk, a sijgle and a double. They adde another in the third to make it 4-0 with Tobey Tobias pitching in fine style.
The Chief picked up a single run in the fourth and got back in the game in the sixth when Jim Warner homered with a mate aboard. After losing the lead, Victoria almost pulled it out in the ninth when Vic Buccola doubled and counted on a single, but the rally ended there.
Victoria ............... 301 000 001—5 7 0
Wenatchee .......... 000 102 30x—6 9 4
Tobias, Propst (7), Ward (8) and Morgan; Frick and Winters.