W L Pct. GB
Yakima ...... 59 28 .678 —
Vancouver ... 51 33 .607 6½
Spokane ..... 47 40 .540 12
Wenatchee ... 41 47 .466 18½
Salem ....... 39 47 .463 19½
Victoria .... 38 48 .442 20½
Bremerton ... 38 51 .427 22
Tacoma ...... 36 56 .396 25½
VANCOUVER, July 12—The Vancouver Capilanos scored their runs in the first two innings, then had to hold off the Victoria Athletics in a 6-5 win tonight at Capilano Stadium.
The Caps got to Joe Blankenship for seven base knocks in the first and second inning, including a two-run homer in the first by Len Tran. Then Frank Prowse blanked them over the rest of the game on three hits.
The A's scored a run on three hits in the fourth inning and took Vancouver starter George Nicholas out of the game with a three-run fifth. Bob Snyder came in and retired ten men in a row before the A's came close to tying it in the eighth. Bob Day and Charlie Balassi in singled, then an out later, Frank Matoh singled in Day. Balassi tried scoring all the way from first on the play but he was thrown out on a throw from Dick Sinovic in deep centre-field to Len Tran at second to Bud Sheely at the plate.
Victoria ............. 000 130 001—5 12 1
Vancouver ......... 240 000 000—6 10 0
Blankenship, Prowse (3) and Day; Nicholas, Snyder (5) and Sheely.
SALEM, July 12—The Salem Senators nipped the Wenatchee Chiefs, 2-1, behind the four-hit hurling of Cal McIrvin.
He won his season debut for the Solons since arriving from Portland of the Coast league on the strength of Wayne Peterson's homer in the 11th. McIrvin was shaky throughout, giving up ten free passes and issuing four wild pitches.
Four straight walks in the second inning gave the Chiefs their only run.
Wenatchee .... 010 000 000 00—1 4 3
Salem ........... 000 100 000 01—2 12 2
McCollum and Pesut; McIrvin and Carlson.
TACOMA, July 12—Gordon Walden trussed up the Bremerton Bluejackets with eight hits while the Tacoma Tigers were smacking three Sailor chuckers for 15 including Dick Greco's 23rd four-sacker of the season as the Tigers plastered the visitors 9-1.
Tacoma ran off to a five-run lead in the opening frame on five base hits and a walk.
The win gave the Tigers a 2 1 edge in the week-long “cellar series” between the two sub-surface clubs.
Bremerton ........... 010 000 000—1 8 1
Tacoma .............. 502 100 10x—9 15 0
Kohout, Baldwin (3), Arnerich (8) and Ronning; Walden and Warren.
YAKIMA, July 12—Gene Gaviglio's three-run homer in the bottom of the ninth gave the league-leading Yakima Bears a 10-7 triumph over the Spokane Indians and protected their six-and-a-half game bulge over the Capilanos.
The Bears had scrambled into tie with a three run plunge in the eighth set off by four hits, including two-bagger by Gaviglio and Dick Briskey. The tribe outhit the Bruins 19-15
Spokane .......... 000 013 300—7 19 3
Yakima ............ 012 100 033—10 15 1
Conant, Babbitt (8) and Parks; Powell, Sporer (7) and Orteig.
Toss Calvey Suspension Back Into Prexy's Lap
YAKIMA, July 12—Western International League directors, at their summer meeting here today, neither overruled nor officially backed the action taken by President Robert Abel of Tacoma in the suspension of Shortstop Jack Calvey of Spokane for the remainder of the season.
Out of the closed meeting came an official statement saying the Calvey suspension had been considered by the directors and had been referred back to Abel for further consideration.
TO MAKE STATEMENT
Abel said he would have a statement by the end of the week.
Calbvey had been suspended and Manager Jim Brill heart and five Spokane players fined as the result of their part in an altercation with Umpires Max Skulik and Rocky Flammia in the Spokane-Wenatchee game of July 2.
The fact the club owners asked Abel to consider the suspensions was generally interpreted as an indication that a tempering of the suspension would meet with their approval.
Abel said no new evidence in the altercation had been presented but added that changing circumstances rated consideration.
Abel said it was not within the jurisdiction of the directors to alter the action taken by the umpire in forfeiting the game in question to Wenatchee. The league president said the directors did not even discuss the possible retraction of the forfeiture.
NO ACTION TAKEN
Neither was any action taken on the possible transfer of the Wenatchee franchise to the Tri-City area.
Les Babcock, Dick Logg and Don Becker, representing the Tri-City Athletic Association, appeared before the directors to present the aspirations of the Yakima valley communities for Western International League baseball.
Abel branded as premature any statement that a franchise shift is in the offing.
“Naturally, if the Wenatchee owners officially request the transfer and if the Tri-City sponsors show concrete evidence that a park is to be built for W.I. play, the directors will give the matter full consideration.”