W L Pct. GB
Tacoma ..... 12 6 .667 --
Bremerton .. 11 10 .524 2½
Salem ...... 12 11 .522 2½
Yakima ..... 12 12 .500 3
Victoria ... 12 12 .500 3
Wenatchee .. 11 11 .500 3
Vancouver ... 9 13 .400 5
Spokane ..... 9 13 .400 5
TACOMA, May 14—Cy Greenlaw outpitched Frank Nelson here tonight as the Tacoma Tigers edged the Spokane Indians 3-2 in a Western International League baseball opener.
The Tacoma southpaw turned in his second consecutive four-hit performance.
The Indians almost got back in the ball game in the eighth when Tom Nelson led off with a double and was sacrificed to third, but died there when Tiger shortstop Larry Lee made a spectacular catch of Bill Wright's pop fly back of second base and Roy Younker went down on strikes.
The victory came after seven of the last Tacoma games were washed out.
Spokane ........ 000 011 000—2 4 2
Tacoma ......... 002 010 00x—3 5 0
F. Nelson and Younker; Greenlaw and Rossi.
VICTORIA, May 14—A home-run over the centre-field fence with two out and two men on by centre-fielder Archie Wilson in the last of the ninth gave the Victoria Athletics a 15-13 win over the Yakima Packers tonight.
Wilson didn't get a hit in the opening inning, but he was responsible for the first three Victoria markers. After drawing a walk, his slide into second base to break up a double play allowed one run to score, and when Babe Jensen followed with a double, two more came in.
Jensen also figured in the A's two runs in the sixth. His triple to deep right field scored Lou Kubiak and he later crossed the plate on Charlie Balassi's single.
Yakima scored four in the fifth, six in the sixth and two in the seventh to a 15-5 lead. The A's got four runs back in that inning. Jack Palmer and Wilson singled, Jensen walked and Bob Koraleski cleared the bases with a 400-foot triple before scoring on a fielder's choice.
Mike Dalton put the A's one run closer by completing the circuit in the eighth on a base on balls to Palmer and two fielder's choices.
With one man out in the ninth, Balassi picked up his fourth hit of the night. Del Owens drew a pinch walk, and Dalton beat out a grounder to the box. One out later, Palmer singled to score two runs, then Wilson hit the first pitch he saw to end the game.
Yakima ......... 001 046 200—13 13 2
Victoria ........ 300 002 415—15 12 6
Ford, Drilling (6) and Constantino; Blankenship, Walingshaw (6), Goot (6) and Palmer, Hawkins (7).
BREMERTON, May 14—Lil Arnerich was the big gun tonight in Bremerton's twin killing over Yakima, by scores of 4-1 and 2-1.
His triples in each game figured heavily in the scoring.
Keith Simon chalked up his third victory in four starts in the nightcap.
Wenatchee ....... 200 000 1—3 4 1
Bremerton ........ 020 200 x—4 6 1
Stenman and Siok; Sullivan, Conant (7) and Ronning.
Wenatchee ........ 1
Bremerton ......... 2
Salem at Vancouver, rained out.
Snyder Returns to W.I.L.
VANCOUVER, May 14—Bob Snyder, last year's pitching ace of the Vancouver Capilanos of the Western International Baseball League, has returned to the Capilanos' mound staff.
Snyder tried out with the Seattle Rainiers of the Pacific Coast League early in the spring but failed to make the grade. He was farmed to Little Rock of the Southern Association.
Always a slow starter, Snyder did not get the necessary work to round himself into shape and has been gathering splinters on the Little Rock bench. He asked for a transfer to the Capilanos and got one.
The addition of the smooth right-hander will put the Vancouver team one player over the limit. Manager Bill Brenner is expected to slice one man from his mound staff before Snyder arrives on Tuesday.