W L Pct. GB
Yakima ...... 55 27 .671 —
Vancouver ... 48 31 .608 6½
Spokane ..... 44 38 .537 11
Wenatchee ... 40 43 .482 15½
Salem ....... 37 44 .458 17½
Bremerton ... 36 47 .434 19½
Victoria .... 35 46 .432 19½
Tacoma ...... 33 52 .388 23½
VICTORIA, July 7—The Victoria Athletics put on a 19-hit show for 2,700 fans at Royal Athletic Park tonight,trampling the unfortunate Tacoma Tigers 18-2.
The A's have won seven of their last eight and the Bengals have dropped the last ten.
Victoria hit four home runs, two triples, four doubles and nine singles off Bob Kerrigan and Bill McCord, former sandlot righthander. Ray Jacobs hit his 10th and 11th home runs and a single to bat in five runs. Vic Buccola connected for two circuit blows and a single, batting in four, whiel Charlie Balassi rapped out a triple and two singles which drove over four teammates.
Pete Vucurevich game up a first inning home-run to Glen Stetter but he was only in trouble once after that. Jerry Ballard opened with a double and was safe at third when Frank Matoh dropped the throw from the catcher. Ed Barr was and went to second as Ballard scored on Joe Kaney's double. But despite further action, the Tigers couldn't score again. Pinch-hitter Gordon Jones singled to load the bases. Vucurevich grabbed Al Spaeter's liner then doubled Barr off third. Stetter singled to load the bags again, but Jack Warren bounced out to Vucurevich to end the inning.
A's Note — Frank Finnegan is going farther than the 435-foot homer he spanked on Tuesday night. He has been to Twin Falls in the Class C Pioneer League to make room for Len Noren.
Tacoma ........ 100 000 100—2 8 4
Victoria ........ 024 210 45x—18 19 2
Kerrigan, McCord (7) and Warren; Vucurevich and Day.
VANCOUVER, July 7—Former Stanford University southpaw Dave Dahle gave up both Vancouver runs in the second inning, then closed the door as the Bremerton Bluejackets trounced the Vancouver Capilanos, 10-2.
The Tars won it with a five-run outburst in the fourth inning and continued to add to their total.
Walt Pocekay hit a home run, triple and two singles to lead the Bremerton attack, Al Ronning hit a two-run homer in the fourth and Bill Taylor wound it up with a three-run circuit in the ninth.
It was Dahle's second straight win over the Caps.
Bremerton ......... 000 511 003—10 12 1
Vancouver ......... 020 000 000—2 6 3
Dahle and Neal; Gunnarson, Anderson (5) and Brenner.
SPOKANE, July 7—Yakima's leading Bears failed to gain ground on the second-place Capilanos tonight, as they dropped a 12-7 slugfest to the Spokane Indians.
The winners pushed over eight runs in teh first three innings off Buzz Sporer. Jack Parks, playing right field, hit two home runs for the Tribe while Ken Richardson added a third. Dick Briskey homered for the Bears.
Yakima ........... 001 105 000—7 12 3
Spokane ......... 053 001 03x—12 17 3
Sporer, Sweiger (3), Bradford (7) and Tornay; Babbitt, Werbowski (7) and Rossi.
WENATCHEE, July 7—Wenatchee strengthened its grip on fourth place in the Western International League by defeating the Salem Senators, 6-0, behind the four-hit pitching of veteran Lou McCollum.
Home runs accounted for four runs, Dick Faber sitting one with two aboard and Clint Cameron connecting for his 11th with the bases empty.
Salem ............. 000 000 000—0 4 2
Wenatchee ...... 010 141 00x—7 11 1
Sciarra, Foster (5) and Carlson; McCollum and Pesut.