W L Pct. GB
Yakima ....... 9 3 .750 —
Salem ........ 8 4 .667 1
Bremerton .... 8 5 .615 1½
Wenatchee .... 6 7 .462 3½
Spokane ...... 5 6 .455 3½
Tacoma ....... 5 8 .385 4½
Vancouver .... 3 6 .333 4½
Victoria ..... 4 9 .308 5½
YAKIMA, May 5—The league-leading Yakima Bears increased their advantage by scoring three runs in the ninth to top the Vancouver Capilanos, 6-5.
Edo Vanni and Al Jacinto opened the last frame with singles and George Nicholas was replaced by Bob Snyder, who put the winning run on base by walking Babe Gammino. A single by Gene Thompson brought in Vanni, and Jacinto scored when on Enrique Fernandez' wild throw to the plate to tie the game.
Snyder walked Ted Jennings intentionally, but Ray Orteig came up, let the count go to 3 and 2, then bashed the next pitch for a single to score the winning run.
The Caps had taken a 3-0 lead in the first inning, thanks to a smashing double by Bud Sheely with loaded bases. Ray Tran doubled in the sixth, and Sheely hit his second two-base hit of the night as the Caps scored two more runs.
Vancouver ........... 300 002 000—5 10 1
Yakima ................ 200 000 013—6 11 2
Nicholas, Snyder (9) and Sheely; B. Drilling, Dickey (8), D. Drilling (9) and Orteig.
BREMERTON, May 5—The Bremerton Bluejackets trounced Spokane, 7 to 3, tonight dumping the champion Indians into the second division.
Jay Ragni smacked a three-run homer and Bill Taylor added a two-run shot.
Spokane ............ 002 100 000—3 9 1
Bremerton .......... 003 101 30x—7 11 1
Howard, Bishop (7) and Parks; Halstead, Pirack (4) and Ronning.
SALEM, May 5—Hits by Bob Keeler, Vic Buccola and Frank Finnegan, the latter's driving in two runs, gave the Victoria Athletics a 3-0 lead in the third inning but it wasn't enough as the Salem Senators pulled off a 5-4 win tonight.
Manager Bill Beard's two-run single was the big blow as the Solons tied it in the fifth. Two Victoria errors and hits by Bob Cherry and Al Spaeter plated the final two Salem runs in the seventh. Doubles by Dick Morgan and Sol Israel closed the margin in the eighth, but Buzz Sporer came in to choke off the rally.
Victoria ............ 003 000 010—4 8 4
Salem .............. 000 030 20x—5 8 0
Boemler and Day; Olson, Sporer (8) and Beard.
WENATCHEE, May 5—Joe Orrell, ex-major-league right-hander, hurled the Wenatchee Chiefs to a 6-1 win over Spokane with a neat three-hitter. Orrell whiffed 11 and walked only one batter. The only Tacoma tally was a home run by Dick Greco.
Tacoma ............ 010 000 000—1 3 1
Wenatchee ....... 101 200 11x—6 12 0
Kerrigan, Gleason (8) and Warren; Orrell and Pesut.
NON-WIL MINOR LEAGUE NEWS
New Triple Play Record May Be Set
CLARKSVILLE, Tenn., May 6—Billy Herman Jr. set what is believed to be a world's record for organised baseball here last night when he started his second triple play in two consecutive games.
Baseball Commissioner A. B. Happy Chandler, who was among the crowd of 1420 here for the local opening of the Kitty league, said it was the only such performance he could remember.
Herman, second baseman for Clarksville and son of the former Chicago Cub infielder, took a line drive from Roger Werner's bat in the seventh inning with runners on first and second base. He whipped the ball to Shortstop Dick Matchat at second and Matchat threw to Don Stevens at first for the third out.
Herman had started a triple play the previous night at Hopkinsville.