W L Pct. GB
Yakima ...... 26 10 .722 —
Salem ....... 20 14 .588 5
Vancouver ... 19 15 .558 6
Bremerton ... 19 19 .500 8
Wenatchee ... 17 20 .459 9½
Victoria .... 16 22 .421 11
Spokane ..... 14 21 .400 11½
Tacoma ...... 14 24 .368 13
YAKIMA, May 28—The Yakima Bears moved five games out in front of second-place Salem by trimming the Senators 11-5 in a Western International League baseball game here tonight.
The win gave the Bears a 2-1 edge in their current seven-game series which ends with double headers on Sunday and Memorial Day.
The Bears pounded three Salem pitchers for 18 hits while getting an effective nine-hitter from Lefty Lloyd Dickey in an 11-5. A big five-run fifth inning, that sent starter Ray McNulty to the showers, broke up a 3-3 game. Yakima coasted in to victory after scoring three more times in the sixth.
Babe Gammino, Ted Jennings and Snag Moore led the assault with three hits each, for Yakima. Gammino got a double and a triple, Jennings hit triples on successive times at bat and Moore got a three-baser in the sixth.
Bob Hedington hit three singles in four times at the plate to provide Salem's hitting punch.
Salem ....... 001 021 010—5 9 2
Yakima ...... 111 053 00x—11 18 1
McNulty, Osborne (5), G. Peterson (8) and Beard; Dickey and Orteig.
VANCOUVER, May 28—The Vancouver Capilanos jumped within a game of second-place Salem Senators tonight by taking both games from the Tacoma Tigers. Bob Snyder picked up the victory twice, spacing 14 hits well in the afternoon to win, 8-4, and then getting credit as a relief pitcher in the 13-8 nightcap.
Hitting the ball hard, the Caps slammed out 15 hits in the first game, with Charlie Mead getting his eighth home run. The damage could have been worse, as Vancouver left 12 on base, but stymied the Tigers who left 13 cooling their cleats on the bags.
Trailing 8-5 in the series finale, the Brownies came up with an eight-run burst as Ray Fortier lost his control. Snyder belted a three-run single, while Bill Brenner and Ray Tran had three hits and Charlie Mead used a couple of singles to bring in three.
Jack Warren accounted for most of the Tigers' production as he homered and singled twice for six runs.
An overflow crowd of 3,500 took in the night game.
Tacoma ........ 110 000 101—4 14 5
Vancouver ..... 022 300 10x—8 15 0
Clary, Knezovich (5) and Warren; Snyder and Sheely.
Tacoma .......... 230 000 200—8 9 4
Vancouver ....... 020 003 08x—13 16 1
Fortier, Clary (8) and Warren; Costello, Anderson (2), Snyder (5) and Brenner.
SPOKANE, May 28—Hal Rhyne, hitting an even .500, according to the latest averages, led the Wenatchee Chiefs to a 9-5 win over Spokane Indians. Rhyne blasted out four hits, including a two-run homer, while Joe Orrell eased along spacing nine Spokane hits reasonably well.
Wenatchee ....... 000 322 101—9 13 2
Spokane .......... 100 000 310—5 9 4
Orrell and Pesut; Conant, Howard (7) and Rossi.
VICTORIA, May 28—Larry Ward tossed his third complete game and third win in a row as his Victoria Athletics teammates mashed 14 hits in a 12-3 win over the Bremerton Bluejackets.
Only two of the runs off Ward were unearned as he gave up one walk, struck out four and surrendered and eighth-inning home run to Keith Simon.
Successive singles by Bob Keeler, Gil McDougald and Frank Matoh evened the count in the last half of the first inning after the Jackets opened up with a single run. Singles by Bob Day, Ward and Frank Finnegan, a double by Russ Walseth, a fielder's choice and an error put the A's ahead to stay as they plated four more runners. Two more scored in the fifth and four more in the seventh with Ray Jacobs' right-field triple accounting for two.
A's notes — Frank Cirimeli has been sent to Ventura of the California State League by the Victoria Athletics of the Western International League while pitcher Vince Pesky has been released. More cuts will have to be made to meet the 17-man roster limit when Charlie Balassi and lefthander Jim Propst arrive on the road.
Bremerton ...... 100 100 010—3 6 3
Victoria .......... 140 210 40x—12 14 1
Lamay, Pirack (1) and Ronning; Ward and Day.