BREMERTON, Wash., May 20—Bremerton's hopes of overtaking the pace-setting Tacoma Tigers have faded as the two clubs swing over to the Tacoma field to open a four-game set on Friday.
The Bluejackets dropped an 8-3 decision to the Tacomans tonight and fell two and a half games back of the leaders. The win was the Tigers' first of the three-game series and came despite the sudden resurgence of Bill Barisoff as a power at the plate.
The Bremerton outfielder, holder of the league home run record, hit his stride with a homer, triple and single.
Tacoma .......... 110 031 020—8 12 1
Bremerton ....... 011 000 001—3 9 3
Greenlaw and Rossi; Simon, Chelli (5) and Ronning.
WENATCHEE, May 20—Joe Gedzius homered for Salem with two away in the 10th inning to give the Senators a 4-3 decision over the Wenatchee Chiefs in a Western International League match tonight.
Salem .............. 100 000 020 1—4 8 1
Wenatchee ....... 003 000 000 0—3 7 1
McIrvin and McMillan; McCollum, Horton (10) and Dalrymple.
SPOKANE, Wash., May 20—Spokane Indians won their series opener against Yakima Packers, 3-2, tonight on third baseman Leo Thomas' 370-foot double in the last half of the ninth.
Yakima ........... 001 100 000—2 9 3
Spokane ......... 000 000 021—3 10 2
Ford and Constantino; Babbitt and Sheely.
VICTORIA, B.C., May 20—Victoria Athletics used a 17-hit attack to break a four-game losing streak tonight and level the Vancouver Capilanos 18-6.
11 of the hits were were for extra bases — three home runs, a triple and seven doubles.
Victoria got off to a 2-0 lead in the first inning when Mike Palmer's double and Babe Jensen's single followed a base on balls. They added a third run in the third when Jensen tripled with Archie Wilson aboard.
The Athletics broke up the ball game with a seven-run blast that sent Caps' starter Larry Manier to the showers. Vic Buccola led off with his home run to the right centre-field corner. Palmer singled, Wilson walked and Jensen crashed one over the fence. Frank Higgins came in to relieve Manier, but the assault continued.
Sal Recca doubled, second baseman Joe Kaney booted one and Recca scored. Len Kasparovitch singled, and Buccola, up to bat again, bounced on off the fence for two bases and three more runs.
To complete the rout, A's catcher Sal Recca blasted a three-run homer in the sixth after a single by Jensen and a pass to Wilson.
Another A's run scored in the seventh and four more in the eighth. The last two runs came over when Buccola hoofed out a dribbler to the right of the mound and no one covered first. Kasparovitch was on third and Charlie Balassi on second, and they both came in.
Jack Warren and Frank Mullens homered for Vancouver with Warren also picking up a double and a single.
Vancouver .......... 010 002 021—6 11 2
Victoria .............. 201 073 14x—18 17 0
Manier, Higgins (5) and Brenner; Kasparovitch and Recca.