W L Pct. GB
Yakima ...... 60 28 .682 —
Vancouver ... 52 34 .612 7
Spokane ..... 47 41 .534 13
Wenatchee ... 41 48 .461 19½
Salem ....... 40 47 .460 19½
Victoria .... 38 49 .437 21½
Bremerton ... 39 51 .433 22
Tacoma ...... 36 56 .391 26
VANCOUVER, July 13—Charlie Mead and eight other Vancouver Capilanos proved to be too much for the Victoria Athletics as they pounded three pitchers for 16 hits in a 15-7 triumph.
Vic Buccola put the A's in front in the first inning when he lined the first pitch by Bob Costello over the right field. But the Caps launched their attack in the second.
Bud Sheely hit a two-run homer, then Charlie Mead batted one over the right field fence in the fourth with the bases loaded to highlight a six-run inning.
The A's picked up a single run in the sixth and three in the seventh, then tried rallying in the eighth but Mead made a great catch in right field to end the threat.
K Chorlton hit his first home run in organized ball, a solo clout that carried 350 feet over the left field wall.
Costello also got back the two runs he gave up in the first when he drove in a pair. He now has 3 RBIs on the season. He also made things interesting in the ninth by walking three batters and striking out the side.
The Caps lead the series 2-1, and action now switches to Victoria for the final four games.
Victoria ............. 102 001 300—7 9 3
Vancouver ......... 021 610 32x—15 16 3
Ward, Logue (3), Drew (8) and Morgan; Costello and Sheely.
YAKIMA, July 13—The Spokane Indians took their first whitewashing of the season at Yakima last night as Dewey Soriano and Bill Bradford collaborated on a four-hit shutout as the Bears pounded out an 11-0 victory. The win preserved the Bears' six-and-a-half game margin on the Caps.
Soriano developed arm trouble after two innings, but Bradford, picked up in excellent fashion to complete the performance.
The other Bears, principally Snag Moore, who whacked two doubles and a single in three official trips, laid down a heavy base-hit siege against three Spoke hurlers. The home club pounded a dozen hits including five doubles and a triple. It was Dick Bishop's second setback of the season.
Spokane ........ 000 000 000—0 4 1
Yakima .......... 000 410 33x—11 12 1
Bishop, Kimball (7), Adams (8) and Parks; Soriano, Bradford (3) and Orteig.
SALEM, July 13—Bob Drilling, recently obtained from Yakima, pitched the Salem Senators to a 6-2 triumph over Wenatchee as the Solons moved into a virtual tie for fourth place with the Chiefs.
Drilling had a shutout until the ninth, when the Chiefs struck for two runs on three hits and an outfield fly. Bob Cherry poled a two-run fence-topper in the first.
Wenatchee ....... 000 000 002—2 9 2
Salem .............. 200 000 40x—6 9 1
Libke and Pesut; Drilling and Carlson.
TACOMA, July 13—Bremerton Bluejackets moved within a half game of the A's with a 6-2 triumph over the Tacoma Tigers behind the pitching of lefty Joe Sullivan.
Sullivan striped the Tigers with a well-spaced eight-hitter and the Jacktars jarred two home-team twirlers for 14. Walt Pocekay led the visitors with two triples and a single in five at-bats.
Bremerton ......... 120 010 020—6 14 3
Tacoma ............ 100 001 000—2 8 2
Sullivan and Ronning; Clary, Johnson (9) and Sheets.