W L Pct.
Yakima ...... 80 41 .661
Vancouver ... 74 45 .622
Spokane ..... 64 57 .529
Wenatchee ... 60 62 .492
Victoria .... 55 67 .451
Bremerton ... 51 69 .423
Salem ....... 51 70 .421
Tacoma ...... 49 73 .402
TACOMA, Aug. 11—Yakima Bears tacked a fill game onto their Western International League league Thursday by blanking the Tacoma Tigers 5-0 behind Bill Bradford's five-hit pitching.
The Bears reached Don Carter for single runs in the second and fourth frames, made it 3-0 on Dick Briskey's homer in the seventh and completed their scoring against Vince Lazor in the ninth.
Yakima ...... 010 100 102—5 8 0
Tacoma .... 000 000 000—0 5 1
Bradford and Tornay; Carter, Lazor (9) and Gardner.
VICTORIA, Aug. 11—Joe Orrell scattered eight singles as the Wenatchee Chiefs took the opener of a series against the Victoria Athletics, 6-2.
Orrell was only in trouble once on Thursday. The A's bunched four of their hits in the second inning to take a 2-0 lead but it was their last chance. Orrell didn't allow a runner past first base the rest of the game.
Jim Warner connected for a pair of home runs, his league-leading 32nd and 33rd of the season. Warner connected over the centre field fence in the third inning with no one on, and repeated in the fourth after Orrell had singled with two out.
One bad pitch cost Pete Vucurevich a chance for a win. With two out in the seventh, Clint Cameron and Neil Bryant singled and Ritchie Myers drew a walk. Vucurevich then tried to get a let-up pitch past Dick Faber and the Wenatchee left fielder rapped it on a line to right field for a double to clear the bags.
The win broke a four-game losing streak for the Chiefs.
Wenatchee .... 001 200 300—6 7 0
Victoria ......... 020 000 000—2 8 3
Orrell and Winter; Vucurevich, Laburn (8) and Day.
BREMERTON, Aug. 11—Bob Cherry lined a two run homer for the Senators in the ninth but a rally fell short as the Bremerton Bluejackets defeated the Seantors 7-6 in a Western International League game on Thursday night.
Salem .......... 000 101 022—6 14 1
Bremerton .. 012 020 11x—7 14 0
Burak, G. Peterson (7) and Burgher; Kohout and Ronning.
VANCOUVER, Aug. 11—The Vancouver Capilanos had their nine-game winning streak snapped, losing 9-7 to Spokane and dropping five games behind Yakima’s pace.
There are some, Vancouver manager Bill Brenner and pitcher Jim Hedgecock predominantly, who insist the game should have been tied in the ninth inning.
Behind 9-6, Ray and Len Tran both singled to start the ninth. Charlie Mead flew out and in stepped Dick Sinovic, author of a grand slam home run in the seventh, which put the Caps back in the picture.
He worked the count to 3 and 2 and lashed an inside fast ball from Lee Howard down the third base line. It hit past the base and both Brenner, on deck, and Hedgecock, coaching third, insisted it was a fair ball. Umpire Carl Sandt disagreed. Sinovic struck out looking on the next pitch and then tossed his bat disgustingly into the stands.
Had Sinovic’s “hit” been fair, Ran Tran would haves scored from second and Len Tran and Sinovic would be in scoring position. Brenner was the next batter and he laced a single that would have tied the game,
Caps starter George Nicholas was batted out in the first inning with three runs on five hits.
Larry Barton smashed a grand slam homer for Spokane in the sixth off Carl Gunnarson.
Spokane .......... 300 015 000—9 13 0
Vancouver ...... 100 000 501—7 11 1
Howard and Parks; Nicholas, Gunnarson (1), Anderson (6) and Brenner.
Renew Efforts to Purchase Salem Senators
SALEM, Ore., Aug. 11—Assistant Secretary of State William Healy and other local sportsmen today renewed efforts to buy the Salem Senators of the Western International League.
The move stemmed from the recent threats of the Portland Beavers of the Pacific Coast League to sell or transfer the franchise of the farm club.
Healy and several unidentified associates attempted to buy the Senators for $60,000 a few weeks ago. But Healy said Bill Mulligan, Beaver business manager, asked $125,000 for the club and its home park, Waters Field.
"I doubt if the league would authorize a transfer of the Salem frranchise," Healy said. He planned to confer with Mulligan some time this week.