W L Pct. GB
Yakima ...... 17 4 .810 —
Salem ....... 14 9 .609 4
Bremerton ... 12 10 .545 5½
Vancouver ... 10 10 .500 6½
Victoria .... 10 14 .417 8½
Wenatchee ... 10 14 .417 8½
Tacoma ....... 8 14 .364 9½
Spokane ...... 7 13 .350 10½
VICTORIA, May 14—The Wenatchee Chiefs salvaged a series with the Victoria Athletics by taking the final game of a twin-bill, 12-3, and stopping the A's four-game winning streak.
The Victoria nine had copped the afternoon encounter, 5-4.
The A's came from behind in the first game on Vic Buccola's two-run homer in the seventh inning. The winners reached former Detroit Tiger Joe Orrell for 12 solid base knocks and played errorless ball.
Pete Vucurevich got the win and was only in trouble once. The Chiefs bunched four runs into four hits in the fourth inning. The big blow was Ritchie Meyers' home run with a man aboard.
In the sixth, Ray Jacobs and John Hack singled between two outs and Bob Day doubled to cut the Wenatchee lead by a run, and put the home club down 4-3. Vucurevich singled to open the seventh but was picked off first by Nick Pesut when Sol Israel was attempting to sacrifice. Israel then worked Orrell for a walk and scored ahead of Buccola when the first baseman lifted his game-wining blow over the centre-field fence.
In the nigth game, Clyde Haskell was the big gun for the Chiefs, hitting a triple and two doubles and driving in three runs.
Meanwhile, Bill Caplinger was keeping the A's off balance and scattering six hits over five different innings. Frank Finnegan hit him for a triple and a double.
Wenatchee ........ 000 400 000—4 10 1
Victoria ............. 100 002 20x—5 12 0
Orrell and Pesut; Vucurevich and Day.
Wenatchee ........ 220 303 001—12 12 2
Victoria ............. 000 011 001—3 6 1
Caplinger and Winter; Jones, Boelmer (2), Cirimeli (5) and Day.
VANCOUVER, May 14—Coming from behind in the afternoon and getting some neat pitching from Bob Costello under the lights, Vancouver Capilanos dropped Salem two games further behind league-leading Yakima. The Caps won the opener, 12-9, and the finale, 10-1, to square their four-game series.
Trailing 9-2 going into the last of the sixth, Vancouver tallied three in the sixth and added seven in the seventh, the go-ahead runs on a single by Orrin Snyder, to pull the free-hitting daylight game out of the fire. Jim Hedgecock was batted out of the box with one out in the second.
Charlie Mead was the big gun for the winners, batting in five runs with a home run, a double and two singles. Mel Wasley homered and cracked out two triples for Salem.
In the night game. Costello allowed nine hits, walked one and struck out one, was threw most of his fastballs directly overhand, showing his arm is repaired from last year. He gave up a run in the first then nothing the rest of the way.
The Caps broke the ball game apart in the third when Jim Moore and Bud Sheely walked and Orrin Snyder popped a double off the right field wall. Snyder's hit won the game for his brother Bob, who picked up victory number three.
Salem ............. 241 110 000—9 14 1
Vancouver ....... 200 003 70x—12 14 0
Sporer, G. Pederson (7), McNulty (7) and Beard; Hedgecock, Snyder (2) and Brenner.
Salem ............. 100 000 00—1 9 3
Vancouver ....... 030 010 33x—10 12 1
Blanco, Medland (8) and Courage; Costello and Sheely.
TACOMA, May 14—Yakima continued to fatten up at Tacoma, decisioning the Tigers, 6-2, as Bill Bradford scattered seven hits. Five Tacoma errors contributed to as many runs to the victory.
Yakima .......... 001 012 200—6 9 1
Tacoma ......... 010 000 001—2 7 5
Bradford and Tornay; Clary and Warren.
SPOKANE, May 14—John Marshall stopped the Spokane Indians, 6-5, in a Bremerton Bluejackets' victory. The big righthander gave up 11 hits but was steady after a shaky start and cashed in when his club rallied for two three-run rallies.
Bremerton ....... 000 030 030—6 14 1
Spokane ......... 013 001 000—5 11 0
Marshall and Ronning; Conant, Baker (8), Howard (9) and Parks.