W L Pct. GB
Yakima ...... 35 15 .700
Vancouver ... 27 20 .574
Salem ....... 24 23 .511
Wenatchee ... 25 25 .500
Spokane ..... 23 24 .459
Bremerton ... 22 39 .431
Tacoma ...... 21 29 .420
Victoria .... 20 32 .385
VICTORIA, June 7—Relief pitching failed Victoria in the night game as the Yakima Bears scored five in the seventh and four in the eighth to come from behind and defeat Victoria in the second of two Tuesday games, 12-11. The Athletics won the opener, 9-4.
Victoria built up a 4-0 lead in the night contest after three innings, then drove out three long home runs in the sixth. Gil McDougald's ball sailed over left centre and landed on Pembroke Street. Bob Keeler bashed one after Dick Morgan singled and Vic Buccola bounced one off the fence in right centre after Tobey Tobias walked and Charlie Balassi singled. It appeared to many, but not umpire John Nenezich, that Buccola had passed the runner.
The A's made it 11-2 in the sixth, but the fun had just started. Five hits and two walks in the Yakima seventh sent Tobias to the showers as five runs came in. After a run in the eighth made it 12-7, the Bears wounded another comeback in the ninth. Ray Orteig pinch-single Edo Vanni's double and walks to Al Jacinto and Gene Petralli scored two runs and left the bases loaded. Ted Jennings batted into a fielder's choice to score a run, and after a strikeout, Gene Thompson singled in two more. Frank Logue, who started the first game, came on to get a pop up to end the nightcap.
An umpire in the game ended up as a pinch-hitter. Tim McCullough couldn't work the game due to an injured foot, so Yakima pitcher Ted Savarese took his turn on the bases, but he had to quit when he came up as a pinch hitter in the seventh.
After 4-1 in the seven-inning opener, the A's lost their lead in the fifth when Logue grooved a pitch to Gammino, who hit the first of his two home runs with two aboard. He did it again in the seventh when the Bears scored three runs and Gil McDougald, Frank Matoh and Russ Walseth — in the game as a defnsive replacement — all committed errors.
Yakima .......... 100 043 1—9 9 3
Victoria ......... 202 000 0—4 8 5
Powell and Orteig; Logue, Vucurevich (7) and Morgan.
Yakima ............. 000 020 504—11 14 0
Victoria ............ 112 061 01x—12 14 1
D. Drilling, B. Drilling (7) and Tornay; Tobias, Vucurevich (7), Probst (8), Logue (9) and Morgan.
VANCOUVER, June 7—Hunk Anderson effectively spaced nine hits for the Caps' 5-2 win over the Senators. The visitors only runs came in the first innnig on Bud Peterson's two-run homer.
Henry Fernandez was the big gun for Vancouver, going four for five. Anderson had Vancouver's only extra base his, but his double was good enough to score a run.
Salem .............. 200 000 000—2 9 3
Vancouver ........ 300 200 00x—5 11 0
Olson and Beard; Anderson and Sheely.
TACOMA, June 7—Tacoma collapsed the Spokane Indians' win streak at nine and dumped the Spokane out of the Western Intenational League's first division with a last gasp, 6-5 win tonight.
Held to three hits and no runs in the first eight frames, the Tigers changed their stripes in the last of the ninth scoring six tallies on seven hits. Manager Bob Johnson drove in the tying run with a pinch double and scored the winning marker on a wild pitch and relief pitcher Ken Clary's pop single.
Spokane ........... 200 002 100—5 12 0
Tacoma ............ 000 000 006—6 10 2
Werbowski, Babbitt (9) and Parks; Kerrigan, Clary (9) and Warren.
BREMERTON, June 7—Wenatchee swabbed the Sailors twice 4-3 and 12-5. The Bluejackets committed seven errors in dropping the late game.
Manager Charlie Peterson paced the early win with a double and a single in three trips. The
Chiefs slid Spokane into fourth.
Wenatchee ............ 111 001 0—4 5 1
Bremerton .............. 000 011 1—3 7 3
McCollum and Winter; Simon and Ronning.
Wenatchee ........... 240 100 032—12 11 1
Bremerton ............. 003 001 001—5 9 7
Frick and Winter; Sullivan and Ronning.
Caps Protest Suspension Of Mound Ace
VANCOUVER, June 7—The Vancouver Capilano Baseball Club has fired an official protest with Western International League President Bob Abel to try to get Pitcher George Nicholas' three-day suspension lifted.
Nicholas was fined $15 and suspended for three days yesterday for an argument with Umpire Jerry Mathieu in Spokane on Sunday. Manager Bill Brenner was fined $10.
“I think the suspension is a great injustice,” said Capilano General Manager Bob Brown, who witnessed the incident.
“Of course, we are going to protest the suspension,” Brown said. “The fine will be paid and we feel Nicholas deserves it. But the suspension, no, that's not in order.”