W L Pct. GB
Yakima ...... 71 40 .640
Vancouver ... 65 42 .607
Spokane ..... 58 53 .523
Wenatchee ... 55 56 .495
Victoria .... 51 60 .459
Salem ....... 48 63 .432
Bremerton ... 48 63 .432
Tacoma ...... 47 66 .416
SALEM, Aug. 2—Bouncing back with a 19-hit attack after three errors gave Salem a 2-0 victory in the first game, Victoria Athletics earned an even split in their WIL double-header Tuesday, scoting a 12-8 decision in the regulation finale.
The split in the second successive twin bill with the Solons hgave the A's a 3-1 series lead.
Tobey Tobias was the hard-luck loser in the opener, holding the Senators to three scattered hits, only to lose when three errors gave Salem two runs without the benefit of a base hit in the fifth inning. Ray Jacobs, who replaced Charlie Balassi in the outfield, picked up two of Victoria's four hits off Cal McIrvin.
Off to a good start with four runs in the first inning, the A's twice lost the lead in the second game before winning it with another four-run outburst in the eighth. Ahead 4-1 going into the fifth, Larry Ward ran into trouble and was derricked in favour of Joe Blankenship in the fifth when Salem scored five runs to go ahead, 6-4. After tallying three times in the sixth, Victoria lost the lead when Salem scored again on two runs in the Salem half. Jacobs then came through in the eighth when he slapped a three-run homer for runs which gave Blankenship the victory.
Victoria ..... 000 000 0—0 4 3
Salem ........ 000 020 x—2 3 0
Tobias and Day, McIrvin and Beard.
Victoria ..... 400 003 041—12 19 2
Salem ........ 010 052 000—8 12 2
Ward, Blankenship (5) and Morgan; Fredericks, Foster (8) and Carlson.
SPOKANE, Aug. 2—Spokane handed Bremerton its sixth straight defeat on Tuesday in an 8-6 game. The Indians tied together five straight singles after two were out in the fifth inning scoring three runs.
Bremerton ........ 200 201 100—6 16 2
Spokane ............. 031 031 00x—8 12 0
Dahle, Pirack (6) and Ronning; Werbowski and Rossi.
WENATCHEE, Aug. 2—Wenatchee kept up its winning streak by edging Tacoma, 10-9, on Tuesday night.
Jim Warner hit his 28th and 29th home runs to take the lead from Dick Greco, who connected for his 28th in a losing cause.
Tacoma ............ 033 000 120—9 12 1
Wenatchee ....... 016 001 02x—10 15 2
Fortier, Lazor (3), Johnson (9) and Sheets; Greenlaw, Meyers (3) and Winter.
YAKIMA, Aug. 2—Yakima dropped two decisions Tuesday night—one to the Vancouver Capilanos, and another to John Young.
The first cut their Western International League lead over the second place Caps to four games and evened their crucial four game set at a win apiece. The second lost them the ninth inning service of Manager Joe Orengo and catcher Ray Orteig.
Vancouver won the tilt in the ninth frame, scoring four runs on a lone hit by Bob McLean and three Yakima bobbles. Four Yakima hurlers went to mound in the final inning.
Orengo was bounced for disputing Young's decision that Vancouver's Ray Tran was hit by a pitched ball. Orteig followed Orengo a few moments later.
Vancouver ..... 001 100 104—7 9 0
Yakima .......... 000 021 000—3 6 3
Anderson and Sheely; Sweiger, Savarese (9), Bradford (9), Sporer (9) and Orteig, Torney (9).
Offers $60,000 For Franchise of Salem Club
SALEM, Ore., Aug. 2—Assistant Secretary of State William E. Healy was in Portland today negotiating with the Portland Beavers for the sale of the Western International League baseball club.
Healy did not identify his backers, who he said have put up $60,000 to make the sale,
The Portland management, however, has said it would like to see for not less than $75,000.
Healy long has been interested in baseball. He used to be a part owner of the Bellingham W.I.L. club before the Bellingham franchise was moved to Salem.
Batting, Hal Rhyne and CLint Cameron, Wenatchee, .395
Runs, Larry Barton, Spokane, 100.
Hits, Edo Vanni, Yakima, 149.
Runs batted in, Bill Taylor, Bremerton, 97.
Total bases, Dick Greco, Tacoma, 237
Doubles, Cameron nd Dick Briskey, Yakima, 28.
Triples, Jack Parks, Spokane, Ritchie Myers, Wenatchee, 12.
Home runs, Greco, 26.
Stolen bases, Vanni, 29.
Sacrifice Hits, Al Jacinto, Yakima, 32.
TEAM BATTING—Vancouver, .301; Spokane, .300; Yakima, .300; Victoria, .281.
TEAM FIELDING—Vancouver, .963; Yakima, .960; Victoria, .956.
DOUBLE PLAYS, Vancouver, 128 in 97 games.