W L Pct. GB
Vancouver .... 2 0 1.000 —
Victoria ..... 1 1 .500 1
Wenatchee .... 1 1 .500 1
Bremerton .... 1 1 .500 1
Yakima ....... 1 1 .500 1
Salem ........ 0 0 .000 1
Tacoma ....... 0 0 .000 1
Spokane ...... 0 2 .000 2
VANCOUVER, April 23—A three-run homer by Vancouver Capilanos' Charlie Mead broke open a Western International Baseball League duel with Spokane Indians tonight that Vancouver won, 7-2. Mead's blow came in the third inning.
Mead also tripled in another run.
Ed Sanclemente collected a pair of hits for the Indians.
George Nicholas won his first game in a Caps uniform, working to a number of 3-and-2 counts early in the game, but getting stronger as the innings rolled by. He struck out six and walked four in a seven-hit effort before 1,500 chilly fans.
Notes — Catcher Frank Constantino was released today. With Bill Brenner and Bud Sheely on the roster, he wasn't needed.
Spokane ........ 010 100 000—2 7 2
Vancouver ..... 004 000 21x—7 9 1
Werbowski, Howard (3) and Rossi, Parks (7); Nicholas and Sheely.
VICTORIA, April 23—A two-out single in the ninth inning by John Hack plated Vic Buccola with the winning run as the Victoria Athletics shaded the Yakima Bears, 6-5.
Frank Prowse went the distance for the win, but was touched for ten hits and gave up nine bases on balls while his mates booted four times behind him. The Bears had runners on base every inning except the ninth and left 14 stranded.
On the Bears' side, Dick Drilling allowed only four hits but his gave up 12 walks and then capped it by making the error that cost him the decision.
After Yakima scored four runs in their half of the third on two walks, singles by Gene Thompson and Gene Gaviglio and errors by Gil McDougald and Russ Walseth, the A's came right back with three counters of their own. Four bases on balls, Dick Morgan's single, a balk by the unfortunate Drilling and Frank Finnegan's outfield fly did the damage.
An error by Vic Buccola, Al Jacinto's single, a fielder's choice and a bad toss by Walseth that saw him pull cartilage in his knee sent Edo Vanni over the plate with Yakima's last run in the fourth.
A.B. Everett sliced the margin in the Victoria fourth with the season's first home run. Two more walks and a fielder's choice put McDougald on third in the Victoria fifth and he scored when Finnegan flied out.
Finally, in the ninth, Buccola topped a ball down the first base line that Drilling couldn't pick up. He stole second and scored when Hack hit sharply to left after McDougald walked.
A second, evening contest between the two clubs was rained out.
Yakima ........ 004 100 000—5 10 1
Victoria ....... 003 110 001—6 4 4
Dick Drilling and Tornay; Prowse and Morgan.
WENATCHEE, April 23—Home runs with two men on by Neil Bryant and Nick Pesut weren't enough to stop the hard-hitting Bremerton Bluejackets as they downed Wenatchee Chiefs here tonight, 12-11.
Bill Taylor of Bremerton also homered with two men aboard.
Bremerton ........... 010 620 201—12 19 5
Wenatchee ......... 331 200 101—11 9 1
Lee, Allen (6), Marshall (9) and Ronning; McCollum, Greenlaw (5) and Pesut.
Salem at Tacoma, postponed, rain.