W L Pct. GB
Yakima ...... 54 26 .675 —
Vancouver ... 47 30 .610 6½
Spokane ..... 43 37 .538 11
Wenatchee ... 39 42 .481 15½
Salem ....... 36 43 .458 17½
Bremerton ... 35 46 .432 19½
Victoria .... 33 46 .418 20½
Tacoma ...... 33 50 .398 22½
VICTORIA, July 5—John Marshall tossed a four-hit shutout at the Victoria Athletics tonight as his teammates rolled up 13 runs in a Bremerton win.
Marshall now has almost half of the Tars' 35 victories so far this season. He struck out eight of the A's to runs his league-leading total to 111, doubled in Bremerton's first two runs in the second inning and walked twice during the Jackets' seven-run uprising in the sixth.
It was Victoria's first loss in their last six starts.
Victoria ......... 000 000 000— 0 4 3
Bremerton ..... 024 007 00x—13 10 1
Drew, Tobias (6) and Morgan; Marshall and Kenning.
VANCOUVER, July 5—George Nicholas, ace of the Vancouver staff, had an easy time of it in a 5-1 win, as the Tacoma Tigers went down to their eighth straight defeat.
Nicholas had a two-run double in the second inning to give himself all the runs he needed. The Caps adfded another pair in the third on an error, a walk and Bud Sheely's double.
The final chapter in Vancouver's scoring game when Bob McLean led off the fourth with a double and scored on Ray Tran's single.
It was the third straight win for the Caps.
Vancouver .......... 022 100 000—5 9 1
Tacoma .............. 000 000 010—1 8 2
Nicholas and Sheely; Walden, Clary and Sheets.
SPOKANE, July 5—Spokane picked on Yakima President-Owner Dewey Soriano for its 6-1 victory tonight.
The Indians scored all their runs in the first four innings with Jack Parks' three-run homer the big blow. Soriano retired to the privacy of the dugout when the Indians counted their final two runs and was charged with his second defeat in 14 starts.
His successor, Ted Savarese, hurled runless ball the rest of the way.
Soriano is still undefeated as president of the Bears, but his pitching record wears the stain of its second defeat in 14 Western International League starts.
Ken Kimball and Bill Werbowski teamed to hold the visitors to six hits.
Yakima ............. 101 002 000—4 6 4
Spokane ........... 013 200 00x—6 12 0
Soriano, Savarese (4) and Orteig; Kimball, Werbowski (7) and Rossi.
WENATCHEE, July 5—Salem Senators closed the gap between themselves and the first division by nipping the Wenatchee Chiefs, 9-8, here.
Bob Cherry paced the Chiefs with a three-run homer in the third and batted in the tying and winning runs with a single in the eighth when the visitors locked up the game with a three-run
contrived from three walks, Cherry's single and a home club error.
Bud Peterson also homered for Salem.
Salem ............... 003 012 030—9 12 1
Wenatchee ........ 330 010 100—8 12 1
Foster, Sciarra (7) and Carlson; Winter, Libke (8) and Pesut.
Other Indians May Face Ban
SPOKANE, July 5—More Spokane Indians might be suspended by the Western International League aftera near riot in Wenatchee Saturday night, president Bob Abel indicated.
Umpire Max Skulik gave the game to Wenatchee in a forfeit.
Abel said in an interview with the Chronicle that he was investigating a report that Paul Zaby, Spokane outfielder, chased one umpire with a bat and that another kicked umpire Roscoe Flammia in the back.
Abel wired Manager Jim Brillheart of Spokane asking for a full report on the incident. He said he already had a report from Wenatchee.
Jack Calvey, Spokane shortstop, was suspended immediately after the game. Abel declined to say how long Calvey might be suspended, but declared “it will not be any week or ten-day suspension.”
Abel said he probably will visit Wenatchee to get further details of the game.
Calvey Thumbed for 1949 by WIL President
TACOMA, July 5—Jack Calvey of Spokane was suspended for the rest of the season for his part in a boisterous mutiny against the umpires Saturday night.
League president Robert Abel notified the Indians by telegram. The game was forfeited
to Wenatchee after four Spokes were thumbed from the game.
NON WIL MINOR LEAGUE NEWS
Fred Haney Has Reason to Change Numbers
By The Associated Press
HOLLYWOOD, July 5—Manager Fred Haney of the Hollywood Stars in the Pacific Coast league has had his telephone number chanced and made private.
“I didn't mind genius advice up to midnight,” he explained, “but I finally got fed up with those
four a. m. calls from drunks and insomnia sufferers. It got so that all the sheep I was counting wore baseball caps and kept running in and out of telephone booths.”