Football Is Here; Look At Scores!
Batting averages soared in the Western International League after a night that saw 14 pitchers shelled for 95 hits and 63 runs.
W L Pct. GB
Tacoma ..... 24 15 .615 --
Wenatchee .. 23 19 .548 2½
Spokane .... 21 20 .512 4
Bremerton .. 21 21 .500 4½
Vancouver .. 19 21 .475 5½
Victoria ... 21 24 .467 6
Salem ...... 19 22 .463 6
Yakima ..... 18 24 .429 7½
YAKIMA, June 3—Veteran Hub Kittle shaded Len Kasparovitch in a pitchers' duel here tonight as Yakima defeated Victoria, 2-1. The victory evened the current Western International League series between the two clubs at a game apiece.
Singles by Larry Orteig and Gene Thompson paved the way for the winning run in the eighth. With Orteig on third and Thompson on first with one out, Victoria second baseman Jack Palmer juggled the ball while attempting to make a double killing on Neil Bryant's grounder and allowed the winning run to score.
Victoria had tied the count in the previous inning when Vic Buccola, who had tripled in the second frame, led off with a double, advanced to third on a fielder's choice and scored when Kasparovitch grounded out to short. Archie Wilson tripled for Victoria in the eighth but was left stranded.
In being bested by Kittle, who has held the Indian sign over the Athletics so far this season, Kasparovitch dropped his third one-run decision. Tonight's was his second loss by a 2-1 score.
Kasparovitch's won-loss record now stands at five and five.
Victoria ........... 000 000 100—1 6 1
Yakima ............ 000 010 01x—2 6 0
Kasparovitch and Recca; Kittle and Constantino.
WENATCHEE, June 3—With five Bremerton players ejected from the game by umpire Dehaney, Bremerton Bluejackets absorbed their second straight Western International League defeat from Wenatchee Chiefs, 13-10, here tonight.
In the first inning, Dehaney sent Eddie Samcoff to the showers, a moment later sending Manager Allan Strange to join him for arguing. A disputed play at first base resulted in Alan Maul, Al Ronning and Bill Barisoff taking the long walk.
There were four home runs hit in the game, one by Jay Ragni of Bremerton, two by Jerry Gardner and one by Bill Wilson of Wenatchee.
Manager Strange, in an effort to end a losing streak, put all his players' names in a hat, drawing his batting order out of it. The order resulted in starting pitcher John Conant batting second. Conant was replaced on the mound in the fourth by outfielder Bill Barisoff, who gave way to third baseman Snag Moore in the seventh.
Bremerton ......... 020 023 003—10 19 1
Wenatchee ....... 303 121 30x—13 16 1
Conant, Barisoff (4), Moore (7) and Volpi; Lierman and Gardner.
SALEM, Ore., June 3—Vancouver Capilanos ran completely amok in Salem tonight, blasting three Senators hulers for 16 hits in downing Salem, 10-1, behind the seven-hit pitching of Hal Saltzman.
It was the Caps' second straight win over the Senators.
They opened up on Bud Sporer in the first inning, cracking out four hits, one of them a towering, two-run triple by Bud Hjelmaa, a hit batsman and a pair of Salem errors for four runs.
Two more Cap tallies came across in the second as outfielder Frank Mullens smashed a homer with a mate aboard. A walk, manager Bill Brenner's third straight hit and doubles by Saltzman and Len Tran accounted for three more markers in the fifth inning.
Vancouver ........... 420 030 001—10 16 0
Salem ................. 000 010 000—1 7 1
Saltzman and Brenner; Sporer, Stevenson (8) and Stumpf.
Tacoma ............ 730 202 020—16 16 1
Spokane ........... 061 200 001—10 9 4
Nicholas, Venturelli (2) and Rossi; Cordell, Werbowski (1), Perry (9) and Sheely.