W L Pct. GB
Yakima ...... 43 19 .694 —
Vancouver ... 36 27 .571 7½
Spokane ..... 33 30 .521 10½
Wenatchee ... 32 33 .492 12½
Salem ....... 29 31 .483 15
Tacoma ...... 29 36 .443 17½
Bremerton ... 28 37 .431 18½
Victoria .... 23 40 .365 20½
VICTORIA, June 21—A pitchers' duel was broken up in the fifth inning when the Wenatchee Chiefs scored four times and went on to a 9-4 win over the Victoria Athletics.
Dick Faber opened the inning with a single and was bunted along by Bill Caplinger. Faber stole third and scored the game's first run on Jim Warner's smash grounder to left. After Clyde Haskell flied out, Tobey Tobias knicked Hal Rhyne and Clint Cameron followed with a home run. The Chiefs followed with single runs in each of the next two innings and unloaded on Al Drew for three runsn in the ninth.
Victoria's first run came in the sixth when Vic Buccola tripled and came in when second baseman Haskell was charged with an error on the throw from the outfield. Two singles, a wild pitch, a double and a fielder's choice sent in two in the seventh. The rally died when Al Drew grounded out and John Hack didn't like a called third strike to end the inning. He tossed his bat in disgust and Umpire Bigham tossed him.
Three of Wenatchee's six boots resulted in a run for Victoria in the ninth.
Wenatchee ......... 000 041 103—9 12 6
Victoria .............. 000 001 201—4 8 2
Caplinger and Pesut; Tobias, Drew (8), Jones 9) and Day.
VANCOUVER, June 21—Bob Brown, head man of the Vancouver Capilanos, made a ten-strike last week when he purchased Doug Sinovic from Portland. Sinovic, who batted .351 for Salem last season, joined his new club Monday and on Tuesday night played a leading role as the Vancouver Capilanos vanquished the Spokane Indians, 5-4, to square the three-game series.
Trailing 3-2 as they came to bat in the seventh, the Caps won it with a three-run rally. Jim Robinson doubled, Charlie Mead was purposely walked, then Sinovic batted in two of the runs with a triple and later scored what proved to be the winning tally when reliever Dick Bishop hit Bob Snyder with the bases loaded.
Each club used up three pitchers in a game marked by brilliant defensive play.
Hunk Anderson received credit for the win but needed some gilt-edged help from Jim Hedgecock. With one out, George Valine and Paul Zaby singled, so Hedgecock was called in. He walked Larry Barton and Joe Rossi to force in a run before Jim Robinson cut off Zaby at the plate on a grounder, then forced Tuck Stainback to pop up to first to end the game.
Spokane ......... 000 002 011—4 10 1
Vancouver ...... 010 100 30x—5 12 1
Werbowski, Bishop (7), Babbitt (8) and Rossi; Snyder, Anderson (8), Hedgecock (9) and Sheely.
TACOMA, June 21—The Tacoma Tigers needed 15 innings to edge the Salem Senators, 4-3, tonight in a thriller. Ray Fortier hurled seven scoreless innings after Salem tied it 2-2 in the ninth. Both teams scored a run in the 14th before the Tifers put over the winner in the next frame. The loss dropped the Senators into fifth place behind Wenatchee.
Salem ............ 000 002 000 000 010—3 10 2
Tacoma ......... 002 000 000 000 011—4 11 2
McNulty and Beard; Fortier and Warren.
BREMERTON, June 21—Yakima's front-running Bears put their club president on the mound again and Dewey Soriano scored his 10th victory in 11 decisions. His heavy-hitting teammates made it easy, rapping out 17 hits for a 16-3 triumph.
Dick Briskey and Gene Thompson led the way, each getting three hits in four trips.
Yakima ............ 340 210 231—16 17 1
Bremeton ......... 001 000 101—3 9 4
Soriano and Orteig; Sullivan, Halstead (3), Baldwin (8) and Ronning.
Tacoma Signs Oregon Player
TACOMA, Wash., June 22—Al Cohen, chosen as the outstanding shortstop in the northern division of the Pacific Coast conference this spring, joined the Tacoma Timers of the Western International League yesterday.
Cohen, a University of Oregon product, was optioned to Tacoma by San Diego of the Pacific Coast League with whom he recently signed.