W L PCT
Yakima ...... 73 40 .646 —
Vancouver ... 65 44 .596 6
Spokane ..... 59 54 .522
Wenatchee ... 56 57 .496
Victoria .... 52 61 .460
Salem ....... 49 64 .434
Bremerton ... 49 64 .434
Tacoma ...... 48 67 .417
SPOKANE, Aug 4—Spokane and Bremerton divided a twin bill on Thursday before more than 6,000 fans. Spokane won the opener 6-5 but Bremerton stepped back to end a seven-game losing streak in the finale 7-6.
Spokane's attendance was due in part to the presence of Al Schacht, baseball's "Clown Prince," but the fans also saw five hours of baseball that went until well after midnight.
Bremerton cut off a Spokane rally that had two on and none out in the ninth to win the second tilt.
Bremerton .......... 000 104 0—5 8 0
Spokane ............... 002 211 x—6 7 1
Marshall and Ronning, Neal (6); Bishop, Werbowski (6) and Parks.
Bremerton .......... 104 000 200—7 10 4
Spokane .............. 001 003 020—6 9 3
Kohout, Marshall (6) and Neal; Adams, Kimball (3), Werbowski (8), Howard (9) and Rossi.
YAKIMA, Aug 4—The league-leading Yakima Bears moved six games in front of second-place Vancouver by handing the Capilanos a 9-1 loss on Thursday night to take the series 3-1. Southpaw Larry Powell held the Caps safely in check but got quite a battle from Bob Snyder for six innings. Double by Leroy Palmer and Powell, with an error sandwiched in between, scored two Yakima runners in the seventh to break up a 1-1 mound duel.
The Bears exploded for six runs in the eighth to make it safe. A two-run homer by Ted Jennings and a two-run triple by Edo Vanni did most of the damage.
A crowd of 4,442 swelled the attendance for the four games to 16,444, a Yakima record. It also increased the Bears' home attendance to 107,529, highest in the WIL.
Vancouver ......... 001 000 000—1 6 1
Yakima ............... 001 000 26x—9 11 1
Snyder and Brenner; Powell and Orteig.
WENATCHEE, Aug 4—Tacoma, tired of Wenatchee's winning ways, didn't take any chances of the hometown Chiefs coming from behind in the final frame on Thursday night. The Tigers blasted out eight hits, including Glen Stetter's circuit smash, for nine runs in the final inning in a 13-3 win. Wenatchee scored once in its half of the frame.
Tacoma .......... 022 010 109—13 15 3
Wenatchee ..... 010 000 101— 3 9 3
Walden and Sheets; McCollum and Winter, Peterson (9).
SALEM, Aug 4—Jim Propst saw his complete game streak end at 11 Thursday night when he attempted to take the load off an overworked Victoria pitching staff and throw on two days rest. However, he survived a sixth inning when Salem came to winthin a run and gained his 12th victory in 16 decisions when Frank Logue came through with another fine relief chore to abruptly halt the rally and give the A's a 5-4 win.
Logue's fine performance gave Victoria the series, 4-2.
Only 289 fans showed up, the third time during the series the Seantors drew less than 800.
Rookie John Burak started for Salem and immediately ran into some hard luck as his mates booted four times to give Victoria two runs in the first inning. Hits by Bob Day, Propst and Gordon [sic] Johnson, plus a mental blunder in the Salem infield, gave the A's their last three runs in the second inning.
A's notes — The New York Yankees have sent righthander Frank Labrum to the A's. LeBrun joined Ventura of the California League in June after finishing classes at Stanford University. Gil McDougald will be out two weeks with a badly gashed kneecap from sliding into home plate on Wednesday. Shortstop Russ Walseth (knee) and righthander Frank Prowse (arm) are lost for the year.
Victoria .......... 230 000 000—5 10 4
Salem .............. 000 121 000—4 10 4
Propst, Logue (6) and Day; Burak, G. Peterson (9) and Burgher.