W L Pct. GB
Yakima ...... 44 20 .688 —
Vancouver ... 38 27 .585 6½
Spokane ..... 33 32 .508 11½
Wenatchee ... 32 35 .478 13½
Salem ....... 29 33 .468 14
Tacoma ...... 31 36 .463 14½
Bremerton ... 29 38 .433 16½
Victoria .... 25 40 .385 19½
VICTORIA, June 23—An error cost Jim Propst his third shut-out of the season, but he came away with a win in a 5-1 Victoria triumph over the Spokane Indians.
Propost gave up eight hits and walked seven, but was helped by three double-plays. Vic Buccola misplayed a ball to allow Joe Rossi to go across in the sixth for the Indians' unearned run in the sixth.
Propst also accounted for Victoria's first run. He singled in the fifth inning, then Al Drew, Charlie Balassi and Buccola followed with singles to score a pair.
Frank Finnegan walked in the sixth, stole second and secored when Russ Walseth singled to right.
Al Drew was hit by a pitch in the seventh, and came in when Gil McDougald's high loft to right was lost in the lights for a double. In the eighth, Walseth doubled and was called safe after Propst doubled for the second time.
The oddity of the game was Bob Day and Frank Finnegan batting out of turn three times before getting it right in their last plate appearance in the eighth.
A's note —Infielder Bob Keeler has left the club.
Spokane ........ 000 001 000—1 8 1
Victoria ......... 000 021 11x—5 11 1
Kimball and Parks; Propst and Day.
BREMERTON, June 23—Lloyd Dickey spoon-fed Bremerton four hits for his eighth win against two losses as the Yakima Bears notched a 3-0 shutout over the Bluejackets in the Naval City. The winners tapped Vern Kohout for 12 safeties.
Yakima ........... 200 000 100—3 12 0
Bremerton ....... 000 000 000—0 4 0
Lloyd Dickey and Tornay; Kohout and Ronning.
VANCOUVER, June 23—The Vancouver Capilanos shelled three Wenatchee pitchers for 17 hits at Capilano Stadium tonight in a 10-6 win. They have now rapped up 35 hits and 23 runs in their last two games.
The Chiefs teed off on Hunk Anderson in the fourth while he had a 1-0 lead. Clyde Haskell doubled and scored when his pick-off attempt rolled into centre field. Hal Rhyne fanned on a wild pitch but was safe at first. Clint Cameron walked, Neil Bryant singled to score Cameron and Anderson was replaced by Bob Snyder, who was chased by a three-run inning in the eighth.
Carl Gunnarson came in and stopped Wenatchee cold, facing five men and striking out three and getting a pop up and a ground out.
The Caps started coming back and scoring in every inning after the fourth. Doug Sinovic whaled in three runs with a triple.
Bob Snyder moves to 10 and 7 with the win.
Wenatchee ......... 000 300 030—6 9 3
Vancouver .......... 100 031 23x—10 17 3
Orrell, Weaver (6); Greenlaw (7) and Pesut; Anderson, Synder (4), Gunnarson (8) and Sheely.
TACOMA, June 23—The awakening Tacoma Tigers ran their longest victory string of the season to four with a 10-3 conquest of visiting Salem, pulling within half a game of the fifth-place Senators. Staked to a six-run lead in the first three frames, Bob Kerrigan coasted in.
Salem ........... 000 002 100—3 10 1
Tacoma ........ 231 010 03x—10 15 0
Foster, Osborn (7) and Beard; Kerrigan and Warren.