W L Pct. GB
Yakima ...... 31 12 .721 —
Vancouver ... 25 16 .610 5
Salem ....... 22 19 .537 8
Bremerton ... 21 24 .467 11
Wenatchee ... 20 24 .455 11½
Spokane ..... 19 23 .452 12½
Tacoma ...... 18 27 .400 14
Victoria .... 17 28 .378 15
YAKIMA, June 2—Southpaw Lloyd Dickey zipped his fastball past 13 Tacoma batters and pitched himself a two-hitter as the league-leading Yakima Bears downed the Tigers, 4-2.
It was his untamed fast ball that cost Dickey a shutout, as he walked eight batters in all.
Bob Kerrigan almost matched Dickey's performance—he held the Bears to seven hits but they grouped four of them in the first frame.
A lazy fly ball which was lost in the lights accounted for the two runs and the margin of victory.
Gene Thompson hit a home run for the winners.
Tacoma ............ 100 010 000—2 2 2
Yakima ............. 300 001 00x—4 7 1
Kerrigan and Warren; Dickey and Orteig.
SPOKANE, June 2—Bill Werbowski blanked the Victoria Athletics on five hits in a 3-0 victory for the Spokane Indians.
It was the third time this week the A's have failed to score and the sixth time in six games for Spokane over the Athletics.
Werbowski bunted Jack Calvey in from third to bring in the first run in the second inning, and his outfield fly plated Joe Rossi in the fourth. Ken Richardson's home run completed the scoring.
Frank Logue yielded six hits for the A's.
Victoria ........ 000 000 000—0 5 2
Spokane ....... 010 100 01x—3 8 2
Logue and Day; Werbowski and Rossi.
SALEM, June 2—Veteran Bremerton righthander John Marshall blanked the Salem Senators on three hits, losing his no-hit bid in the sixth when Bob Cherry singled cleanly for Salem's first hit. Meanwhile, the Bluejackets smacked 22 hits in a 11-0 whitewash.
Marshall hit a two-run double in a six-run second frame.
Al Ronning had five hits in as many trips.
Bremerton ......... 160 003 100—11 22 0
Salem ............... 000 000 000—0 3 3
Marshall and Ronning; Sporer, Miller (2), G. Peterson (3) and Beard.
WENATCHEE, June 2—The Vancouver Capilanos climed on the back of chief pitcher Bill Caplinger for 16 hits and ten runs Thursday to take a three game series from Wenatchee two games to one.
The Capliano victory, their eleventh in their last 12 starts, enabled the Caps to keep their second place position five games back of the league leading Yakima Bears.
Vancouver started the first inning with four hits and three runs off Caplinger.
Two doubles in the eighth, and a home run by Orrin Synder gave the Caps another four runs io strengthen their lead.
Bob McLean, first baseman for the Caps, blasted a four-bagger in the top of the ninth and ended the Vancouver scoring.
Wenatchee had a chance of tying the score in the bottom of the ninth when three Cap hurlers walked with the bases loaded and walked in one man with only one out. Bob Snyder, the last chucker, held the first two batters he faced and the game was over with three Chiefs stranded on the bases.
Wenatchee's super-chief Hal Rhyne tracked his hitting streak to 34 successive games with a single, one of eight home-team safeties.
Vancouver ........... 320 000 041—10 16 3
Wenatchee .......... 000 020 211—6 8 0
Kindsfather, Anderson (9), Snyder (9) and Sheely, Brenner (8); Caplinger and Pesut.