W L Pct. GB
Yakima ...... 33 12 .733 —
Vancouver ... 25 17 .581 6½
Salem ....... 24 19 .558 8
Wenatchee ... 22 24 .478 11½
Spokane ..... 21 23 .477 11½
Bremerton ... 21 26 .447 13
Tacoma ...... 18 29 .383 16
Victoria .... 17 30 .363 17
WENATCHEE, June 4—The Victoria Athletics went down to their sixth straight defeat, 12-8, at Wenatchee, this time blowing a 3-0 first-inning lead and then losing after fighting back to even terms in the sixth.
Ray Jacobs gave the slumping Norbertmen a three-run bluge in the first when he cracked one out of the park with two mates aboard. The Chiefs knocked starter Frank Prowse off the mound in the second when an error by Gil McDougald paved the way fro five unearned runs in an eight-run outburst. A single run in the fifth and four tallies in the sixth tied it up at 8-8 but Rex Jones, who had pitched fine relief ball, gave up the winning run in the Wenatchee half. He was tagged with his seventh setback. The Chiefs added three more in the next two frames just to make it certain.
Hal Rhyne picked up two doubles and a single in five trips to extend his hitting streak to 36 games. Outfielder Jim Warner also contributed his share to the Wenathee attack with homers in the sixth and eighth.
Victoria .......... 300 014 000—8 12 1
Wenatchee ..... 080 001 21x—12 11 2
Prowse, Jones (2), Logue (7) and Day; Weaver, Stevens (6), McCollum (6) and Winter.
SPOKANE, June 4—The Spokane Indians finally seem to have found the form expected of them in the pre-season prognostications. They ran their winning streak to seven in a row tonight by edging the Vancouver Capilanos, 5-4, before 4,645 fans, second largest crowd of the season at Spokane.
The win left the Indians in fifth place but brought them within two games of .500 after a start which saw them well-embedded in the basement at one time.
The Tribe scored four runs in the second inning off Jim Hedgecock with Jack Parks' triple the big blow, but it took Joe Calvey's home run in the sixth to provide the winning run.
Vancouver ........ 000 002 110—4 11 1
Spokane ........... 040 001 00x—5 10 2
Hedgecock and Sheely; Conant and Parks.
SALEM, June 4—The Salem Senators whipped the Tacoma Tigers, 6-1, tonight to take a 2-0 lead in the current Western International League series.
Big Jim Olson set the Tigers down with eight hits over the distance, one of them being a home run wallop by Dick Greco in the fourth for the only Tacoma run.
The Solons pounced on Vince Lazor for three runs in the second frame as they connected for three hits. Three more blows including a circuit belt for shortstop Bud Peterson handed the home club two more markers in the fifth. Salem tallied again in the eighth.
Tacoma ......... 000 100 000—1 8 1
Salem ............ 030 020 01x—6 11 2
Lazor and Warren; Gilson and Beard.
YAKIMA, June 4—The league-leading Yakima Bears made it two in a row over the Bremerton Bluejackets by thumping out a 14-5 win, jumping on Keith Simon early for a big lead.
Five Bremerton errors proved a bit help with the Bears getting out hit 14-12. Bill Taylor hit a home run and a double for the losers.
Bremerton ............ 000 100 301—5 14 5
Yakima ................ 421 250 00x—14 12 3
Simon, Seamster (3) and Ronning, Corey (5) and Pocekay (6); Bradford and Tornay.