W L Pct. GB
Yakima ...... 42 17 .712 —
Vancouver ... 33 26 .559 9
Spokane ..... 31 28 .525 11
Salem ....... 29 30 .492 13
Wenatchee ... 29 32 .475 14
Bremerton ... 27 35 .435 15½
Tacoma ...... 27 35 .435 15½
Victoria .... 23 38 .377 20
YAKIMA, June 18—The league-leading Yakima Bears made it two in a row over Vancouver and moved nine games in front of the second place Capilanos in the Western International League with a 10-8 victory here tonight.
The series will end with a doubleheader Sunday night.
Yakima, leading 10-0 at the end of three innings, had to call on president-pitcher Dewey Soriano to stop the determined Capilanos in the ninth inning.
After starter Lloyd Dickey walked two men in the final frame, Soriano came on with two out and Ray Tran in the batters box.
The big Yakima hurler fanned Tran with a sweeping curve ball to end the game.
NICHOLAS RUN OUT
The Bears made short work of George Nicholas, who went into the game with an 8-2 record. The first five Yakima batters singled, Snag Moore was hit by a pitched ball and Nini Tornay cleared the bases of three runners with a double. Bob Snyder came on to relieve. He was greeted by a two-run homer by Dick Briskey over the left field fence. Snyder gave way to the Caps' third pitcher, Carl Gunnarson, in the third frame. Gunnarson checked the Bears to four hits and no runs.
Vancouver scored five times in the fourth frame, three of the runs being unearned. A disputed triple down the first base line by Ray Tran knocked in two runs. Two costly Yakima errors pushed the others across.
Caps note—The team has purchased outfielder Dick Sinovic from the Portland Beavers of the Coast League. Sinovic batted .351 for Salem last year. He played in 146 games, collected 39 doubles, 17 triples, 15 homers and batted in 115 runs. He comes to Vancouver via Pittsburgh and a brief stint at New Orleans. He is 23.
Vancouver ......... 000 502 100—8 7 0
Yakima .............. 703 000 00x—10 15 2
Nicholas, Snyder (1), Gunnarson (3) and Sheely; Dickey, Soriano (9) and Tornay.
SALEM, June 18—The Victoria Athletics halted a five game losing streak behind Jim Propst's 1-0, four-hit shutout of the Salem Senators.
John Hack's bloop single to right with two out in the eighth plated Dick Morgan with the game's only run.
Jim Olson allowed only five hits and walked none in taking the loss. Propst gave up five walks, and loaded the bases in the late innings with none out but got out of the jam every time.
The result evened the current series at a game apiece.
Victoria .......... 000 000 010—1 5 1
Salem ............ 000 000 000—0 4 0
Propst and Morgan; Olson and Beard.
WENATCHEE, June 18—Jack Warren hit two home runs to lead the Tacoma Tigers to a 14-4 triumph over the Wenatchee Chiefs.
Tacoma ............. 138 001 010—14 18 0
Wenatchee ........ 020 000 002—4 10 2
Walden and Warren; McCollum, Weaver (2), Greenlaw (3), Meyers (8) and Pesut.
Bremerton ......... 200 110 510—10 15 7
Spokane ........... 004 024 03x—13 15 2
Kohout, Pirack (7) and Neal; Kimball, Bishop (7), Werbowski (7), Conant (9) and Parks.
'Skip' Rowland Signs Pro Baseball Contract
SPOKANE, Wash., June 18—Gene "Skip" Rowland, former Wilson High and UCLA football and baseball star, Saturday signed a contract to play professional baseball with Spokane of the
Western International League.
Rowland passed up several major league offers because he would "have a better chance with an independent team."
Spokane owner Roy Hotchkiss said the Indians landed Rowland after outbidding Brooklyn,
the Boston Braves and Cleveland.
It was not disclosed where manager Jim Brillheart would use the ex-Bruin flash. Rowland played the infield at Wilson and in his first three years at UCLA, but was switched to the outfield this season.