W L Pct.
Salem ....... 3 1 .750 —
Vancouver ... 2 1 .667 ½
Yakima ...... 2 1 .667 ½
Wenatchee ... 2 2 .500 1
Bremerton ... 2 2 .500 1
Spokane ..... 1 2 .333 1½
Victoria .... 1 2 .333 1½
Tacoma ...... 1 3 .250 2
TACOMA, April 25—Salem moved to the top of the league heap by dividing with Tacoma, winning 3-1 and losing 10-5.
Salem won the Tacoma opener in the sevenih inning on Mel Wasley's triple and Bob Cherry's double after a three-run uprising in the sixth had knotted the score. Manager Bill Beard's double drove in all three of Salem's sixth-inning counters.
Lack of control by the Oregon mound staff give Tacoma the second tilt, using four hits combined with six walks and a hit batsman to produce five Tiger runs in the last three innings.
Salem .......... 000 003 1—4 6 1
Tacoma ....... 020 010 0—3 6 0
Sporer and Ward; Fortier, Walden (6) and Warren.
Salem ......... 004 010 00—5 7 2
Tacoma ...... 121 102 12—10 10 1
G. Peterson, Miller (6) and Courage, Beard (8); Sciarra and Holmes.
VANCOUVER, April 25—Yakima Bears teed off tonight on four Vancouver Capilanos pitchers for 17 hits and a 12-3 Western International Baseball League victory. It was the first loss for Vancouver in three starts.
The Caps had a 2-1 lead going into the fourth when starter Larry Manier faded and was replaced by Hunk Anderson with two runners on via base hits and one out. Leroy Patton was walked intentionally to get to Dick Briskey who promptly hammered a long triple to deep centre to clear the bases.
Anderson was replaced by Vance Thurston in the three-run fifth when catcher Ray Orteig and third baseman Ted Jennings lined home runs. In all, Orteig had four hits in five times at bat.
Jennings' home run came with two on and two out and sailed high over the right field fence on or about the foul line. Umpire Jerry Mathieu called it fair, though Cap skipper Bill Brenner told him otherwise—in strong terms.
Pint-sized Ted Savarese went the route for Yakima and showed beautiful control, although he yielded 11 hits.
Yakima .......... 100 430 301—12 17 2
Vancouver ...... 002 000 010—3 11 0
Savarese and Orteig; Manier, Anderson (4), Hedgecock (5), Thurston (9) and Brenner.
VICTORIA, Apr. 25—Bill Boemler didn't get a single out in the first inning as the Spokane Indians struck for four runs on their way to a 6-5 win over the Victoria Athletics tonight.
The A's meanwhile, blew too many chances, leaving 15 men on base—14 in the first seven innings.
Jim Changeris walked to open the festivities. Jack Calvey boomed a double to left-centre and Paul Zaby and Ken Richardson followed with singles for two runs. Boemler hit Larry Barton to load the bases and was yanked in favour of Frank Cirimele. Two more runs scored on fielder's choices.
Cirimele allowed two more runs in the fifth when a walk to Barton was followed by Bob Hedington's single and a double by Ken Kimball.
Victoria's first run came in the second when Bob Day was hit by a pitch, went to third of Bob Keeler's double and scored as Cirimele grounded out. Two walks and a single by Hack loaded the bases in the fifth, then Day was hit by another pitch to force in a run.
The A's managed two more runs in the sixth Frank Finnegan hit a bases loaded double, and one more in the eighth when Hack walked and A.B. Everett tripled.
Spokane ........ 400 020 000—6 8 3
Victoria ......... 010 012 010—5 9 1
Kimball, Teagan (8) and Rossi; Boemler, Cirimele (1), Pesky (6) and Day.