W L Pct. GB
Yakima ...... 71 39 .645 —
Vancouver ... 64 42 .604 5
Spokane ..... 57 53 .518 14
Wenatchee ... 54 56 .491 17
Victoria .... 50 59 .459 20½
Bremerton ... 48 62 .436 23
Salem ....... 47 62 .431 23½
Tacoma ...... 42 65 .420 27½
SALEM, Aug. 1—Jim Propst completed his 11th consecutive game and won his 11th of the season in the nightcap as the Victoria Athletics swept the Salem Senators, 9-6 and 7-1, in a Western International League double-header.
Frank Logue went the distance in the first game to chalk up his eighth win, his fourth in a row against nine defeats.
The A's concentrated their attack in the first game on three scoring innings. Three walks, two Salem boots and a single by John Hack gave them a 3-0 lead in the first inning. They sent Bill Osborn to the showers when singles in the next inning by Hack, Frank Matoh, Bob Day and Logue pushed over two tallies. A third Salem error and successive doubles by Charlie Balassi, Ray Jacobs and Len Noren provided four more runs and the victory in the sixth.
Mel Wasley's 17th home run and another round-tripper by Wayne Peterson were the big blows off Logue.
In the night game, Propst gave up seven hits but the Senators broke through only once, spoiling his shutout in the fourth after the Victorians had taken a 2-0 lead.
Russ Walseth and Gil McDougald each had a pair of hits as the A's rifled 14 off Gene Peterson.
A's Notes — Team rosters were able to expand to 19 on Monday and the A's have added shortstop Arnold Johnston and outfielder Joe Morjoseph. Johnston was expected earlier but got held up in a numbers move. Morjoseph batted .310 in 117 games with Dayton of the Central League last year. He had 31 home runs, batted in 106 and smacked 18 doubles and three triples.
Victoria ............. 032 004 0—9 10 1
Salem ............... 010 203 1—6 8 21
Logue and Day, Osborn, Foster (3), Drilling (6) and Carlson.
Victoria ........... 000 202 021—7 14 1
Salem ............. 000 100 000—1 7 2
Propst and Morgan, G. Peterson and Beard.
YAKIMA, Aug. 1—The league-leading Yakima Bears made certain the Vancouver Capilanos would not gain a tie for top spot in the current series between the two clubs by winning, 9-8. A sweep would have put the Caps ahead on percentage points.
The Bears came from behind in the free-hitting encounter when a pinch double by Ray Orteig and a hit by Al Jacinto chased in the tying and winning runs in the last of the ninth.
In a see-saw affair, the Caps took an early 4-2 lead, tied it 6-6 after a four-run Yakima fifth-inning rally, and then went ahead again when K Chorlton hit a two-run homer inn the eighh after the Bears had again gone ahead, 7-6.
Tiny Ted Savarese managed to go the distance to gain credit for his 11th win.
Vancouver ......... 301 002 020—8 11 1
Yakima .............. 011 040 002—9 14 2
Costello, Hedgecock (5) and Brenner, Savarese and Tornay.
(only games scheduled)
Try To Buy Salem
SALEM, Aug. 1—Assistant Secretary of State William Healy stopped over in Portland yesterday to try to make a deal for the purchase of the Salem franchise of the WIL.
Healy is said to have offered $60,000, but the Portland Beavers, owner of the club are said to holding firm for $75,000.
Healy didn't say who he is fronting for, but he used to be a part owner of the Bellingham WIL club before the franchise was transferred to Salem.