W L Pct. GB
Yakima ...... 65 33 .663 —
Vancouver ... 58 37 .611 5½
Spokane ..... 54 46 .540 12
Wenatchee ... 48 52 .480 18
Salem ....... 44 54 .449 21
Victoria .... 42 55 .433 22½
Bremerton ... 43 57 .430 24
Tacoma ...... 41 61 .402 26
SPOKANE, July 23—Bill Werbowski and Jim Propst hooked up for a real pitchers duel tonight, but Werbowski came up with a five-hit shutout as the Spokane Indians blanked the Victoria Athletics, 3-0.
All the Victoria hits were singles—two each by Russ Walseth and Vic Buccola and one by Charlie Balassi. The Indians picked up nine bingles from Propst, with the lead-off man, Lyle Palmer, pacing the attack with two doubles and a single. Both pitchers exhibited good control with Propst issuing the only walk of the game. Werbowski whiffed three and Propst struck out four to boost his season's total to 112.
Extra base hits proved Propst's downfall with a triple by Larry Barton and doubles by Jack Calvey and Palmer resulting in the three tallies.
A's note — The A's have received a replacement folr shortstop Russ Walseth, whose year has ended due to a knee injury. Gordon Johnston will be arriving from Manchester of the Class 'B' New England League. Walseth will have his knee attended to then resume his off-season job coaching basketball at the University of Colorado.
Victoria .............. 000 000 000—0 5 0
Spokane ............. 001 000 11x—3 9 1
Propst and Day; Werbowski and Rossi.
YAKIMA, July 23—Ray Fortier fashioned a five-hitter for Tacoma tonight, as the Tigers blanked the league-leading Yakima Bears 5-0.
Two sharp singles to centre field in the eighth inning by Edo Vanni and Al Jacinto and Nino Tornay's double in the ninth were the only really hard-hit balls of the night for Yakima. Vanni and Ted Jennings beat out slow rollers down the third base line for Yakima's only hits in the first seven innings.
A two-run single by Bill Sheets and an error produced three runs in the first inning and the Tigers coasted to the victory behind Fortier's brilliant pitching.
A Yakima crowd of 1,674 boosted the Bears' home attendance to 88,936—336 more than the previous mark. The Bears have 23 home games left.
The victory squared the series at one game apiece.
Tacoma ............. 300 010 100—5 10 1
Yakima .............. 000 000 000—0 5 2
Fortier and Sheets; Sporer and Tornay.
WENATCHEE, July 23—The Vancouver Capilanos climbed on the back of Cy Greenlaw tonight for twelve hits and six runs to down the Chiefs 6-1.
Wenatchee's lone tally came in the second inning on Neil Bryant's four-bagger over the left field wall.
The Capilanos' double-play combination of the Tran brothers to first baseman Bob McLean paid off for three doubles and notched their 116th of the season.
The series stands at one game apiece.
Vancouver .......... 300 010 020—6 12 0
Wenatchee ......... 010 000 000—1 8 3
Nicholas and Sheely; Greenlaw and Pesut.
Bremerton ............. 000 014 101—7 15 0
Salem ................... 010 001 000—2 7 1
Simon and Ronning; G. Peterson, McIrvin (8) and Beard.
Tiger Jack Will Wed at Home Plate
SPOKANE, July 23—Catcher “Tiger Jack” Parks of the Spokane Indians baseball team will be married at home plate at Ferns field August 17, team officials announced today.
His bride will be Betty Mae Tibbett of Spokane.
The ceremony will be held before the Indians' game with the Victoria Athletics. A reception will be held after the game.
NON-WIL MINOR LEAGUE NEWS
Far West League Team May Be Homeless Club
SAN FRANCISCO, July 23—The Vallejo Chiefs may be the homeless wanderers of the Far West baseball league the remainder of the season.
League President Jerry Donovan told a reporter this Saturday commenting that the club's dispute with its hometown ballpark owners was “still up in the air.”
The Chiefs have been on road for two weeks because of disagreement over lease of the park.