Yaks Whip Spokes To Meet Caps
SPOKANE, Sept. 11—The Yakima Bears, Western International League Baseball champions, won a playoff series from Spokane Sunday night by whipping the Indians 6 to 5 in a 10-inning contest.
Yakima now takes on Vancouver in a second best-of-flve game series. Vancouver downed Wenatchee by the same count the Bears made against Spokane, three games to one.
Left-fielder Edo Vanni started Yakima on the road to victory in the top of the tenth with a lone triple. Vanni scored the winning run on second baseman Al Jacinto's outfield fly. Spokane won its lone game Friday.
Yakima hurler Teddy Savarese was snatched from tight spots time after time by outstanding defensive play that included one triple play and five double plays.
Relief pitcher Gene Babbitt was credited with the win and Bill Werbowski the loss. Spokane outhit the winners 15 to 11. The Indians had knotted the score at 5-5 in the ninth inning.
Larry Barton and Ken Richardson homered for Spokane.
Yakima ........ 000 001 130 1—8 11 1
Spokane ....... 010 300 010 0—5 15 1
Savarese, Babbitt (8) and Tornay; Bishop, Werbowski(9) and Rossi.