W L Pct. GB
Tacoma ..... 17 8 .739 --
Salem ...... 15 14 .517 4
Wenatchee .. 15 14 .517 4
Bremerton .. 14 14 .500 4½
Victoria ... 16 17 .485 5
Spokane .... 13 15 .464 5½
Yakima ..... 13 17 .433 6½
Vancouver .. 13 17 .433 6½
VICTORIA, May 22—A first inning error by Victoria shortstop Mike Dalton proved to be costly as the Vancouver Capilanos scored six runs on their way to a 10-8 victory over the Athletics in the first game of a Western International League doubleheader Saturday. The A's came back to win the second game 3-2, thanks to a three-run sixth inning.
Jim Propst had two men out and one run in when Dalton messed up on Buddy Hjelmaa's easy grounded. A walk to Bill Brenner forced in a second run and brought Dick Walkingshaw to the mound. Orrin Synder immediately clouted one over the force for four runs.
Vancouver added single runs in the third and fourth off reliver Al Goot.
Victoria made it a battle, though. They picked up two runs in the second, four more in the fifth, then a pair in the sixth on Jack Palmer's home run to bring the A's to within a run.
But the Caps added a pair of runs in the ninth when Ken Kasparovitch served up a soft one Joe Kaney with two out and two on base. He dropped the 0-2 pitch for a bloop single to score a run, then Frank Mullens doubled in another.
Sal Recca had an RBI double for the A's in the last of the ninth but the rally ended there.
The Caps looked like they were on their way to a win in the nightcap. A walk started it in the fifth. Joe Kaney doubled and Jack Warren doubled two runs in.
But Victoria used an error in the sixth to win the game. With two out and Charlie Blassi on first, Hjelmaa booted Vic Buccola's roller, Palmer rolled on through the box into centre for a run, then Archie Wilson's soft pop to left field fell for a double, as Charlie Mead lost it in the lights, and the tying and winning runs came in. The two hits were among the five Victoria managed in the whole game off hard-luck loser Hal Saltzman.
Wilson now has a 15-game hitting streak.
Vancouver ....... 601 100 002—10 15 1
Victoria ........... 020 041 001—8 9 3
Anderson, R. Snyder (5) and Brenner; Propst, Walkingshaw (1), Goot (3), Kasparovitch (9) and Recca.
Vancouver ...... 000 020 000—2 7 1
Victoria .......... 000 003 00x—3 5 0
Saltzman and Brenner; Ward, Blankenship (5) and Recca.
WENATCHEE, May 22—Wenatchee Chiefs came from behind with two eighth-inning runs to defeat Salem Senators 4-3 tonight. The win moved the Chiefs into a second-place tie with their opponants.
A Salem error, which let a man read first, a double by Fern Paredes and a single by Gene Gaviglio accounted for the two runs. Wenatchee had two out when the rally started.
Joe Gedzius, Salem shortstop, was responsible for the error but made up for it in advance. He brought in Salem's two runs in the third inning with a homer.
The Wenatchee win left Salem with a 2-1 edge in their three-game series.
Salem .............. 002 000 100—3 9 1
Wenatchee ...... 100 001 02x—4 7 3
Lazor and Stumpf; Lierman and Dalrymple.
Bremerton ......... 000 300 000—3 6 2
Tacoma ............ 400 000 01x—5 4 2
Sullivan and Volpi; Gleason and Rossi.
Yakima at Spokane, postponed, rain.