W L Pct. GB
Yakima ...... 42 18 .700 —
Vancouver ... 35 27 .565 8
Spokane ..... 33 29 .532 10
Salem ....... 29 30 .492 12½
Wenatehee ... 31 33 .484 14½
Bremerton ... 28 36 .438 17½
Tacoma ...... 27 36 .429 18
Victoria .... 23 39 .371 21½
VANCOUVER, June 20—Dick Bishop won the Spokane Indians a ball game tonight as he took Charlie Mead on three pitches with the winning runs on base in the ninth.
That gave the third-place Indians a 6-5 victory over the Vancouver Capilanos in the first tilt of their Western International League series here.
A couple of times it seemed the Caps would pull the game out of the fire.
They went into the eighth trailing 3-1 and moved out in front after a rousing rally marked by successive doubles by Jimmy Robinson and Len Tran, a single by Charlie Mead and Sheely's second homer, good for two runs; his early shot was solo.
But Bob Costello threw a home-run ball to Jack Calvey and let Jack Parks hit a pinch single. Lyle Palmer rapped one to right field that got past Mead and Parks scored. Palmer ended up on third on the error and scored on George Valine's single.
Then came the Caps rally attempt in the ninth. Bob McLean went out, Bill Brenner smacked a pinch double when his ball was lost in the lights. Ray Tran was safe on an error and Len Tran walked. Mead came up, got three straight balls. Bishop was brought in, completely cold, and threw three to Mead. two went over the heart of the plate for strikes and the last one was lofted into right for an easy put out.
Spokane ......... 100 010 013—6 13 1
Vancouver....... 000 100 040—5 13 1
Conant, Kimball (9), Bishop (9) and Rossi; Costello, Gunnarson (9) and Sheely.
VICTORIA, June 20—It's the quality of the base hits that counts, not the quantity. That was proven tonight at Royal Athletic Park as the Chiefs outhit the Athletics by one, but outscored them by five in a 9-4 victory.
Included in the Wenatchee total off Frank Prowse were four home runs which accounted for six runs. Gil McDougald's double to the left field coner was the only extra-base hit for the losers.
Merle Frick picked up the win for the Chiefs, his fifth against no defeats since being sent to the club by Sacramento. He gave up only two walks, both in the ninth inning.
Prowse lost his third in a row and has not won since May 16, when he was 6 and 0.
Hal Rhyne, the leading W.I.L. hitter, added to his total with four hits and a walk in five trips. He started the Wenatchee scoring in the first inning with a two-run homer and later picked up two well-tagged singles and a double. Centre fielder Jim Warner hit home runs in the fifth and eighth innings with no one on, and catcher Nick Pesut drove one over the fence for two runs in the ninth after his second-inning double hit the top of the fence and bounced back into plate.
Ahead 6-3 going into the ninth, the Chiefs made the win certain with three runs. Rhyne doubled and scored on Clint Cameron's single before Pesut unloaded his home run. The runs came in handy as the A's scored once in the ninth on two singles and Frick's two walks, leaving the bases loaded with one out. Frick bore down to take Charlie Balassi on strike and Vic Buccola on an easy outfield loft.
Wenatchee ........... 210 020 013—9 13 1
Victoria ................ 100 100 011—4 12 1
Frick and Pesut; Prowse, Logue (9) and Morgan.