W L Pct. GB
Yakima ...... 24 9 .727 —
Salem ....... 19 12 .613 4
Vancouver ... 16 15 .516 7
Bremerton ... 17 18 .486 7½
Wenatchee ... 15 18 .455 8½
Victoria .... 15 20 .429 9½
Tacoma ...... 14 21 .400 10½
Spokane ..... 12 19 .387 11
VICTORIA, May 25—Ambling out of the Tacoma dugout in the sixth inning without the benefit of a warm-up, manager Bob Johnson took the hill tonight and blanked Victoria for four and two-thirds innings. He topped off his rather amazing mound chore in the tenth when he hoisted one of Rex Jones’ deliveries out of the park to give the Tigers an unexpected 10-9 triumph.
The A’s picked up 16 hits but three costly boots gave the Tigers five unearned runs.
Tacoma opened with two runs on a walk, two singles and the first of Ray Jacobs’ errors, but the A’s came back in their half of the first to take a 4-2 lead on five solid hits off southpaw Bob Kerrigan.
Pete Vucurevich was sailing along until the sixth when he walked two batters and then tossed wildly to third on Hank Sciarra’s bunt. Before it was over, Tacoma was ahead 6-4. Five hits and a walk, climaxed by John Hack’s bases-loaded double, made it 9-6 for the A’s.
Two doubles, a single plus Jacobs’ second boot scored two runs in the eighth and left Eddie Barr on third. He tied it when Jones’ wild pitch bounced in front of the plate to tie the game and sent it into the tenth, when Johnson won it.
Tacoma .......... 200 004 030 1—10 14 1
Victoria .......... 400 005 000 0—9 16 3
Kerrigan, Johnson (6) and Warren; Vucurevich, Cirimeli (7), Jones (8) and Day.
SPOKANE, May 25—Spokane Indians received some effective pitching from Bill Werbowski tonight to go with their terrific hitting and trimmed the second place Salem Senators, 15-3.
The Indians pounded two Salem pitchers for 17 hits. They took a 6-1 lead in the fourth and drove startling hurler Bus Sporer from the mound. Sporer hgave up three walks and two hits in the inning before he left.
John Bianco, Sporer's successor, worked the rest of the game, but was freely hit for 10 safe blows and nine runs.
It was the Indians' second win in five starts this week despite an awesome attack which has piled up an average of almost 12 runs per game. Despite the fact they scored 39 runs in their first three games this week, the Tribesmen came out on the short end twice.
Salem ........... 001 010 010—3 8 6
Spokane ....... 021 302 52x—15 17 3
Sporer, Bianco (4) and Beard; Werbowski and Rossi.
VANCOUVER, May 25—Vancouver Capilanos ended their series with Bremerton all square by pounding out a 12-4 victory in the last game of a four-game set.
The Caps jumped on three Jackets pitchers for seven runs in the first inning using only two hits, one of them being Bob McLean's grand-slam home run. It was his third of the season, and he is now batting .306 after getting off to a slow start.
Starting pitcher Seamster got only one out in the first inning, giving up four walks before being replaced by Lemay.
Briganti smacked a solo homer off George Nicholas, one of ten hits he allowed.
Bremerton ........... 001 100 101—4 10 3
Vancouver ........... 701 002 20x—12 10 5
Seamster, Lemay (1), Halstead (1) and Ronning, Corey (2); Nicholas and Sheely.
YAKIMA, May 25—The slumping Yakima Bears, who once owned a 23-4 record, lost their fourth straight game and their fifth in their last six starts as Wenatchee Chiefs swept the three-game series by winning, 7-4, tonight. The Chiefs came from behind with two runs in each of the last two innings, then called on Cy Greenlaw to stifle an uprising in the ninth when the Bears loaded the bases with one out.
Clint Cameron’s two-run homer in the eighth put the Chiefs ahead 5-4 and little Richie Meyers’ triple in the ninth touched off another two-run foray.
Wenatchee ........... 200 001 022—7 10 6
Yakima ................. 000 301 000—4 8 0
Weaver, Stevens (4), Greenlaw (9) and Tornay; Bradford, Dickey (9) and Pesut.
NON W.I.L. MINOR LEAGUE NEWS
Hitter Is Real Fence-Buster
WAYNESBORO, VA.. May 26—First baseman P. I Griggs of the Waynesboro Generals walloped a home run yesterday.
Over the fence? No, through the fence.
Park officials said they will have to do something about that hole.