W L Pct. GB
Yakima ...... 25 10 .687 —
Salem ....... 20 13 .606 4
Vancouver ... 17 15 .531 6½
Bremerton ... 19 18 .514 7
Wenatchee ... 16 20 .444 9½
Spokane ..... 14 20 .412 10½
Victoria .... 15 22 .405 11
Tacoma ...... 14 22 .389 11½
VICTORIA, May 27—Errors of the scorecard and mental variety helped the Bremerton Bluejackets manhandle the Victoria Athletics 11-2 tonight.
The Tars got on the board when John Hack in right misplayed what should have been a single by Don Stanford, turning it into an inside-the-park home run. Then, in the fourth, Russ Walseth kicked what should have been a double-play ball as the Jackets went on to score four times.
On top of that, two fly balls were lost in the lights and fell for doubles as Bremerton scored five times in the sixth.
Keith Simon held the A's to nine hits, four of them to the infield and seven with two out. He struck out 11, including the last batter in the seventh and three in the eighth and ninth. He also mashed Victoria pitching at the plate, connecting for a homer, double and a single for four RBIs and scored twice.
A's Notes — Lefthander Jim Propst has now agreed to report and will join the club in Tacoma.
Bremerton ........ 010 305 011—11 17 1
Victoria ............. 001 000 010—2 9 1
Simon and Ronning; Jones, Pesky (6) and Morgan.
YAKIMA, May 27—Dewey Soriano, president and part-owner of the Yakima Bears, decided it had gone far enough. Taking the mound tonight after his club lost five straight, the big right-hander came throguh with a masterful 7-0 shutout over Salem Senators.
Soriano issued only one walk and gave up three hits, one of them a drag bunt.
The Bears won it with a single run in the fourth and them blew a pitching duel wide open with six runs in the fifth.
Salem ......... 000 000 000—0 3 0
Yakima ....... 000 160 00x—7 8 0
Miller, Peterson (5) and Beard, Carlson (6); Soriano and Orteig.
VANCOUVER, May 27—Reliever Vern Kindsfather doubled in a run in the eighth inning to break a 4-4 tie and the Vancouver Capilanos staved off a Tacoma rally to edge the Tigers tonight, 5-4.
Sterling relief pitching by George Nicholas saved the day for the winners in the ninth. Ed Barr beat out a single from Kindsfather and Jack Warren walked. Dick Greco, who had hit a solo homer in the eighth when the Tigers had tied the score, was thrown two balls, and Nicholas came in from the bullpen. He walked Greco, but struck out Gerry Ballard and forced Hank Sciarra to pop to first and Bill Lillie to ground out to second.
Charlie Mead hit a homer and drove in two Capilanos.
Tacoma .......... 000 101 020—4 8 2
Vancouver ...... 110 110 01x—5 8 0
Lazor and Warren; Anderson, Kindsfather (8), Nicholas (9) and Sheely.
SPOKANE, May 27—Spokane's rallying Indians counted three times in the sixth inning of the abbreviated opener to nip the Wenatchee Chiefs, 6-5. The Chiefs came back in the finale, winning 9-6.
Wenatchee ...... 300 200 0—5 9 0
Spokane .......... 020 103 x—6 11 1
Bruce, Stevens (6) and Pesut; Neeley, Bishop (1), Howard (5), Werbowski (7) and Parks.
Wenatchee ....... 020 040 030—9 16 0
Spokane ........... 101 002 000—6 4 0
Greenlaw and Winter, Pesut (5), Teagan, Werbowski (5), Kimball (9) and Rossi.