W L Pct. GB
Tacoma ..... 26 19 .578 --
Wenatchee .. 26 22 .542 1½
Salem ...... 25 22 .532 2
Bremerton .. 25 23 .521 2½
Spokane .... 23 24 .489 4
Vancouver .. 21 25 .457 5½
Victoria ... 23 28 .451 6
Yakima ..... 21 27 .437 6½
TACOMA, June 8—Given a brilliant relief pitching performance by the rangy Bob Stevenson, Salem Senators made it two in a row over the Western International League-leading Tacoma Tigers here tonight, 7-3. It was the first time all season that the Tigers had dropped two straight on the home lot.
Jim Olson, big right-hander bidding for his eighth straight victory of the season, retired in the second inning after being nicked for four hits and two Tiger runs. Stevenson set Tacoma down with a lone infield single the rest of the way.
The Senators actually won the game by chasing across four unearned runs in the second inning, with Olson's three-run double accounting for most of the damage.
Salem ............ 040 000 120—7 8 3
Tacoma ......... 200 001 00—3 5 4
Olson, Stevenson (2) and Stumpf; Nicholas and Rossi.
SPOKANE, June 8—Scoring in six of the nine frames, the Spokane Indians pummelled three Vancouver heavers for 19 hits in a 14-9 victory over the Vancouver Capilanos tonight.
Changaris smacked a three-run double, Tounker singled twice to bring in three runs, while Thomas had three hits, includng a double, and four RBIs.
Jack Teagan, a left-hander just down from Birmingham of the Southern Association, kept the Caps in check with one hit in the first four innings. That was a home run to Frank Mullens. The Caps got to him for three runs in the fifth and chased him in the seventh, when he filled the bases with none out. But Gene Babbitt retired three men without damage.
The Caps weren't finished. With two out in the ninth, four men hit in a row, the last hit being Bill Brenner's home run.
Orrin Snyder had to be taken off the field in a freak accident in left field. He fielded a double in foul territory and then threw the ball - and himself - into the batting cage.
Spokane .............. 054 112 010—14 19 0
Vancouver ........... 100 031 004—9 11 1
Teagan, Babbitt (6) and Sheely; Saltzman, Robertson (2), Snyder (3) and Warren.
VICTORIA, June 8—Wenatchee and Victoria both smacked 11 hits, but Wenatchee used theirs' more productively as the Chiefs pulled off a 7-5 victory over the hometown Athletics before 1,300 fans.
With the A's ahead 3-2 in the Wenatchee fifth inning, Lou McCollum and Jess McWilliams opened with singles to leave runners at first and second. Anticipating a bunt, Jack Palmer left his position at second. But Ray McNulty grounded right to where Palmer had been standing, which should have been a double-play ball. Instead, it went for a double and two runs scored.
What proved to be the winning runs came home in the eighth just after Roy Gilmore missed a shoe-string catch. Later in the inning, Lou Kubiak's throw hit Gene Gaviglio on the head with an easy out at third base apparent.
The A's pecked away at McCollum, who marked up his seventh win, but were stopped when another hit would have turned the tide. Three hits in the sixth meant only a single run and three hits and a walk in the eighth also sent but one runner across.
The home club lost its best chance to score in the eighth when it loaded the bags with two out. Charlie Balassi walked to force in a run to make it 7-5, but Vic Buccola fouled out.
Palmer clouted a long home run in the third for Victoria.
In keeping with the slow tempo of the game was umpire Ornest, who showed little hustle behind the plate and gave the pitchers far the worst of it.
Wenatchee ............. 011 020 120—7 11 1
Victoria .................. 201 001 010—5 11 3
McCollum and Dalrymple, Ward, Blankenship (8) , Goot (9) and Recca.
Yakima ............. 000 002 200—4 6 1
Bremerton ......... 201 000 03x—6 13 2
Strait and Constantino; Marshall, Chelli (9) and Ronning, Volpi (9).