W L Pct. GB
Yakima ...... 30 12 .714 —
Vancouver ... 24 16 .600 5
Salem ....... 22 18 .550 7
Wenatchee ... 20 23 .465 9½
Bremerton ... 20 24 .445 10
Spokane ..... 18 23 .439 11½
Tacoma ...... 18 26 .409 13
Victoria .... 17 27 .386 14
SPOKANE, June 1—Gene Babbitt, making his first appearance of the season, abruptly halted a Victoria rally and Spokane Indians went on to an 8-4 triumph over the Athletics. It was the fourth straight win for the improving Spokes and the fifth setback in six starts for the A's on their current road trip.
Trailing 5-0 going into the seventh, the A's rallied to cut the lead with Gil McDougald's single batting in a pair of runs. Bob Day's two-run double made it 5-4 and brought in Babbitt with one out and the tying run on second. He struck out the next two batters to end the rally and the Spokes shoved over three runs in their half just to make it safe. Babbitt struck out two more in the ninth.
Victoria ........ 000 000 220—4 10 1
Spokane ....... 020 003 03x—8 13 2
Ward, Vucerevich (7), Jones (8) and Day; Kimball, Babbitt (8) and Rossi.
SALEM, June 1—Salem Senators had two big innings in defeating Bremerton, 14-5. They tallied five times in the third to take a 5-4 lead and then rushed over nine runs on five hits of Bill Halstead, three walks and a wild pitch and a crucial error in the seventh after the Bluejackets had tied the count in their half.
Bremerton was ahead one time 4-0 but Salem tallied five times in the third off starting pitcher Jim LeMay.
Bremerton .......... 202 000 100—5 14 3
Salem ................. 005 000 90x—14 14 0
Lemay, Halstead (3) and Ronning; Osborn, G. Peterson (8) and Carlson.
WENATCHEE, June 1—The Vancouver Capilanos' winning streak was stopped at ten games as Joe Orrell pitched the Wenatchee Chiefs to a 3-1 win.
A walk, a single by Hal Rhyne and doubles by Nick Pesut and Neil Bryant produced all the Chiefs runs in the first inning. Rhyne's hit extended his consecutive-game batting splurge to 33 games.
Vancouver's lone run came on a walk, a double by Orrin Snyder and an error on Jim Robinson's ground ball to Charlie Peterson at second.
Ritchie Meyer, Wenatchee shortshop, was beaned by Costello in the sixth and removed from the field.
Vancouver .......... 000 000 100—1 6 0
Wenatchee ......... 300 000 000—3 5 1
Costello and Sheely; Orrell and Pesut.
YAKIMA, June 1—Tacoma Tigers gained undisputed possession of seventh place by measuring the league-leading Yakima Bears, 7-5.
Dick Greco's double, a walk to Frank Bowa and singles by Hank Sciarra and Joe Kaney drove in the winning runs in the eighth.
The Bears had an 11-10 edge in base-hits and the visitors committed five errors on bad throws, but Ken Clary, pitching tightly in the pinches, left 14 Yakima baserunners marooned.
Tacoma ........... 003 100 030—7 10 5
Yakima ........... 002 200 100—5 10 0
Clary and Warren; D. Drilling and Tornay.
WI Catcher Contantino To Boise
BOISE, Idaho, June 2—The Boise Pilots have been reshuffled, but Bill Stenger will continue as manager.
Owner Haydn Walker made this announcement last night after a conference with his shortstop-manager. The conference came after the Pilots' return from Billings,
Mont. where the Pilots suffered two shutouts Tuesday. The Pilots currently are in seventh place.
Walker said Richie Colombo, Pilot pitcher last year and this season, has been released. He also said Gordon Williamson, a popular infielder with the club for several seasons, will report in a week. Williamson has just finished his dental schooling at Omaha, Neb., for the year. Stenger said he plans to use Williamson at second.
Frank Constantino who caught for Yakima, Bremerton and Vancouver in the Western Interntional League, reported yesterday. This gives the Pilots three backstops,
one of whom is expected to draw his release when Williamson reports.
Walker said he has another pitcher coming, and that one of the present mound staff may get the pink slip when the new man arrives.
Stenger praised the work of the Pilots' two new pitchers, Alton Lee and Dick Conover. He said they took their bumps in the Billings series because neither is in shape yet.