W L Pct. GB
Yakima ...... 24 7 .774 —
Salem ....... 18 11 .621 5
Bremerton ... 16 16 .500 8½
Vancouver ... 14 14 .500 8½
Wenatchee ... 13 18 .419 11
Tacoma ...... 13 19 .406 11½
Victoria .... 13 19 .406 11½
Spokane ..... 11 18 .379 12
VICTORIA, May 23—The crack of wood got to be monotonous tonight Tacoma smacked 14 hits and Victoria ten as the Tigers thrashed the home team, 16-5.
Frank Cirimeli has looked good in relief, but he didn't get a single out in tonight's start. He faced four batters and all of them crossed the plate before Vince Pesky was summonded to the rescue.
Frank Bowa singled and scored when Glen Stetter doubled. Eddie Barr drove in Stetter with a single and scored ahead of Dick Greco when he sent Cirimeli's first pitch on a line over the left-centre field fence. Jack Warren followed by hitting a home run off Pesky over the scoreboard and it was 5-0 with still no one out in the game.
Stetter's two-run triple made it 7-0 in the third.
The A's closed the gap when Frank Matoh hit a three-run homer in the Victoria half if the inning. The A's had a chance in the fifth when Vic Buccola singled, Ray Jacobs tripled and Frank Matoh was safe on an error. But that was the only run the Victorians could manage.
Matoh had a rough night at third. He made two errors on wild throws to first base and muffled a high grounder, while Buccola saved him a fourth error with a neat catch. His boots cost three runs.
Tacoma ...... 502 001 033—16 14 4
Victoria ...... 003 010 010—5 10 0
Walden and Warren; Cirimele, Pesky (1) and Day.
SPOKANE, May 23—Salem Senators broke on top, lost the lead, and then came back to outlast Spokane, 16-14, in another wild affair that saw the two teams miscue eight times.
Salem .......... 530 103 310—16 20 5
Spokane ...... 324 100 031—14 16 3
McNulty, Osborne (3) and Beard; Howard, Teagan (1), Bishop (7), Kimball (8), Neeley (9) and Rossi.
YAKIMA, May 23—The Yakima honeymoon is just about over.
Back home after a successful road jaunt, the league-leading Bears dropped their third game in their last four starts as Wenatchee Chiefs came through with four runs in the ninth to take a 10-7 verdict. Even Dewey Soriano was unable to stop the winning rally.
Clyde Haskell, who had previously had a triple and three singles, came through with an important double in the rally.
Hal Rhyne hit a first-inning triple to extend his hitting streak to 23 games.
Wenatchee ....... 201 021 004—10 14 4
Yakima ............ 101 400 100—7 9 1
Orrell, Stevens (8) and Pesut; Savarese, Soriano (9) and Orteig.
VANCOUVER, May 23—Bremerton’s Keith Simon allowed only four hits while Vancouver’s Bob Costello responded with eleven, but the Jackets couldn’t break through until the ninth when singles by Bill Taylor, Jay Ragni and Don Stanford gave them both their runs in a 2-1 win.
Ray Tran tripled in the ninth but died on third as Charlie Mead popped up.
Bremerton ....... 000 000 002—2 11 1
Vancouver ....... 010 000 000—1 4 0
Simon and Ronning; Costello and Sheely.