W L Pct. GB
Tacoma ..... 21 12 .636 --
Bremerton .. 19 16 .543 3
Spokane .... 18 16 .563 3½
Wenatchee .. 18 17 .514 4
Salem ...... 17 18 .486 5
Victoria ... 18 21 .462 6
Vancouver .. 15 20 .429 7
Yakima ..... 15 21 .417 7½
VICTORIA, May 29—Backing up Len Kasparovitch's great hurling, Victoria ended a losing streak with a 4-2 win in the night game of a double header, after George Nicholas three-hit them in a 5-1 Tacoma victory in the opener.
Kasparovitch struck out ten, didn't walk anyone, though he hit a batter, as he scattered 11 hits for his fifth win.
The A's took the lead in the third inning on Charlie Balassi's long drive over the centre field fence and went ahead in the fourth when Sal Recca boomed out a tremendous triple. The score remained at 2-1 until the eighth when four hits, including Balassi's triple, gave Victoria a 4-1 margin, more than enough to take care of Tacoma's ninth-inning run.
In the opener, Archie Wilson misjudged Glen Stetter's liner in the fourth inning. Ray Tran and Nicholas then dropped hits into left field and three runs scored, more than enough to win.
Larry Lee added a two run homer in the seventh.
The A's were unable to get a hit off Nicholas until the sixth inning. They scored in the fifth inning without one.
Tacoma ........... 000 300 2—5 9 1
Victoria ........... 000 010 0—1 3 0
Nicholas and Rossi; Blankenship, Gott (7) and Recca.
Tacoma ........... 000 100 001—2 11 1
Victoria ........... 001 100 02x—4 13 0
Venturelli and Hargadon, Rossi (7); Kasparovitch and Recca.
SALEM, Ore., May 29—Wenatchee's Chiefs drew first blood in the opener of a five-game series with Salem's Senators tonight as they ran up a 10-inning, 7-6 win over the locals.
Jerry Gardner's single scoring Ray McNulty in the tenth provided the Chiefs with the winning tally after the Solons pulled even in the ninth with the aid of a late-inning surge.
Wenatchee ........... 300 200 010 1—7 10 6
Salem .................. 000 003 201 0—6 6 1
Rose, McCollum (6) and Dalrymple; Olson, Carr (4) and Stumpf.
YAKIMA, May 29—Capitalizing on seven Yakima errors, Spokane swamped the Packers in a Western International League baseball game tonight, 12-2. Pitcher Frank Nelson, veteran righthander, hit two singles and a double for the Indians in as many official times at bat. he gave up ten scattered hits.
Spokane .......... 341 000 400—12 13 0
Yakima ............ 100 000 010—2 10 7
Nelson and Sheely; Drilling, Pirack (2) and Constantino.
Only games scheduled?
WIL Season is Extended
SPOKANE, Wash., May 29—The Western International League baseball season will be extended from September 6 to September 15, Robert B. Abel, league president, said today in Tacoma.
A schedule for the extended period is now being drawn up. Abel said in a telephone conversation with the Associated Press that the large number of games postponed because of rain has made it necessary to add ten games at the end of the season.
The four-team play-off, originally scheduled at the end of the season, will not be held. The $7,500 cash pot that was to have been the prize money in the play-off will be divided among the first four clubs.
The first-place club will receive $3,000 with $2,000, $1,500 and $1,00 prizes going to the other three clubs in the order they finish.