W L Pct. GB
Yakima ...... 60 31 .659 —
Vancouver ... 54 35 .607 5
Spokane ..... 50 35 .543 7
Wenatchee ... 44 48 .473 16½
Salem ....... 41 50 .451 19
Bremerton ... 41 52 .441 20
Victoria .... 40 51 .440 20
Tacoma ...... 37 58 .389 25
VICTORIA, July 16—Vancouver and Victoria finished their home-and-home series Saturday by splitting a double-header, with the Caps taking the first game 4-2 and the Athletics winning the second, 4-1, as Frank Prowse tossed a four-hitter.
The only run against him was unearned. He walked one and struck out six for his first victory since May 26.
Frank Matoh connected for a three-run homer in the third after Vic Buccola walked and Charlie Balassi singled. John Hack hit a solo homer.
Balassi cost Prowse his shutout. He badly misjudged a fly ball by Ray Tran and then dropped it after making a one-handed stab. Brother Len scored Ray on a clean single.
In the opener, the Caps scored three in the seventh inning to break a 1-1 tie. Bob Costello worked a walk, but was out on Jim Robinson's fielder's choice. Ray Tran doubled him home and continued to third on Balassi's error in playing the hop. He coasted in on LenTran's fly to left field.
Vancouver had tied the game in the sixth when K Chorton doubled in Charlie Mead.
Al Drew singled Gil McDougald home in the eighth but Vancouver got that run back on Len Tran's homer in the ninth.
Vancouver took the series four games to three.
Vancouver ........ 000 001 201—4 12 1
Victoria ............ 001 000 010—2 8 3
Costello and Sheely; Ward, Logue (8) and Morgan.
Vancouver ......... 000 001 000—1 4 1
Victoria ............. 003 100 00x—4 9 5
Kindsfather and Sheely; Prowse and Day.
YAKIMA, July 16—Behind the masterful two-hit pitching of lanky Lou McCollum, Wenatchee took its second straight game from the Western International League leading Yakima Bears, 4-0, here tonight.
Teddy Savarese, Yakima's hurler, pitched a creditable game, allowing only seven hits but the Chiefs collected four of them in the fourth inning for all their runs. Richie Myers' two-run triple was the big blow of the inning.
McCollum gave up a double to Bob Williams in the third inning and Edo Vanni beat out an infield hit in the sixth for Yakima's only hits. McCollum walked two and struck out two.
Wenatchee .......... 000 400 000—4 7 0
Yakima ............... 000 000 000—0 2 0
McCollum and Pesut; Savarese and Orteig.
SALEM, July 16—Spokane strengethened their hold on third place with a 7-4 decision over the Salem Senators. Bud Peterson of the Senators singled to extend his hitting streak to 19.
A record crowd of 3,928 turned out, angered by comments by Spokane manager Jim Brillheart that the league "ought to switch the Salem franchise" because only 124 paid to see the last game between the two teams.
Spokane ............ 012 103 000—7 10 1
Salem ............... 002 100 010—4 8 1
Bishop and Parks; McIrvin and Carlson.
BREMERTON, July 16—Tacoma and Bremerton pushed across 15 runs and ten hits into a prolonged ninth inning with the Tigers coming out on top, 22-9.
The Tigers carried a 13-3 lead into the ninth and added nine runs more in their turn at bat but Vince Lazor took an early shower in the bottom half of the frame when the Tars counted six times through his wildness.
Tacoma ........... 220 320 319—22 21 1
Bremerton ....... 001 000 026—9 12 6
Lazor, Kerrigan (9) and Sheets; Dahle, Pirack (5) and Ronning.
Brillheart Suspends Joe Rossi from Indian Team
SALEM, July 16—Big Joe Rossi, No. 1 catcher for the Spokane Indians, has been suspended indefinitely by Manager Jim Brillheart.
Brillheart gave as the reason for the suspension “indifferent playing and violation of training rules.” Brillheart said he had fined Rossi $50.
Rossi did not accompany the Indianshere, but was sent back to Spokane at the end of the Yakima series Thursday night.
Recently-acquired Ed Nulty is available to help out Jack Parks, the Indians' No. 2 receiver.