W L Pct. GB
Tacoma ..... 11 6 .647 --
Wenatchee .. 11 9 .550 1½
Victoria ... 11 10 .524 2
Salem ...... 11 11 .500 2½
Yakima ..... 11 11 .500 2½
Bremerton ... 9 10 .474 3
Spokane ..... 9 13 .409 4½
Vancouver ... 9 13 .409 4½
VANCOUVER, May 11—Sammy Samhammer hammered two homers to end a nine-game losing streak tonight as the Vancouver Capilanos took a 10-3 Western International League contest from the Yakima Packers.
One was a towering solo drive over right centre to put the Caps in front 4-2. The other game with Len Tran on base in the fourth, when Vancouver scored five times.
Bob Costello got the win, allowing seven hits, striking out six and walking five. He was helped by three double-plays.
Caps Notes - The team got down to the 17-player limit when catcher Danny Linton was sent to El Centro of the Sunset League and pitcher Alex Klubnickin to Great Falls in the Pioneer circuit ... first baseman Bill Reese tore muscle in his back during the game and will be out of uniform for at least seven days.
Yakima .......... 200 100 000—3 7 0
Vancouver ..... 301 500 01x—10 16 4
Drilling, Johnson (6) and Constantino; Costello and Brenner.
VICTORIA, May 11—The Victoria Athletics lost the lead to the Salem Senators twice only to gain it for good on pitcher Len Kasparovitch's run-scoring single in the eighth in an 8-5 win tonight at Royal Athletic Park before 1,700 fans.
Archie Wilson scored single runs in the second and fourth innings for the A's after stealing a base each time. But Kasparovitch grooved one to Mel Nunes in the fifth and the Salem third baseman crashed a huge homer to make the scoreboard read 3-2 for the Senators. Charlie Balassi singled and scored on Lou Kubiak's double in the fifth to tie the game then Kubiak came in as Joe Gedzius booted Mike Dalton's sharp grounder at short.
The visitors squared things again in the seventh when Nunes singled, but the A's tied again it on Paul Jones' inside-the-park home run in right field, sliding under the tag. Kasparovitch again walked the lead off man in the eighth and the score was even once more.
Babe Jensen's line-drive double off the fence started the Victoria rally in the eighth. Two outs later, Salem manager Jack Wilson ordered Kubiak walked to get to Kasparovitch. Victoria's manager, Ted Norbert, elected to let him the pitcher for himself, and he came through with a bloop to left to score Jensen. Another walk and Al Spaeter's boot at second base brought in two more runs.
Salem ....... 000 030 110—5 9 3
Victoria ..... 010 120 13x—8 10 1
Sporer and McMillan; Kasparovitch and Recca.
TACOMA, May 11—Tacoma Tigers increased their lead to a game and a half by trouncing the runner-up Wenatchee Chiefs, 14-4, tonight.
Catcher Joe Rossi, who hit two triples, and outfielder Dick Greco, with a home run, led the Tacoma attack.
Wenatchee ........ 000 102 010—4 11 3
Tacoma ............. 012 304 13x—14 14 1
Lierman, Tisnerat (5) and Dalrymple; Nicholas and Rossi.
BREMERTON, May 11—Lloyd Hittle lost in his first appearance for Bremerton tonight, as three walks and an error in the eighth punched across the run that gave the Spokane Indians a 4-3 victory over the Bluejackets at Roosevelt Field.
Spokane ............ 000 030 010—4 7 0
Bremerton .......... 012 000 000—3 7 2
Cordell, Babbitt (9) and Sheely; Marshall, Hittle (7) and Volpi.
Ed Murphy Sent to Jackets
BREMERTON, May 11—Eddie Murphy, outstanding centre fielder with the Bremerton Bluejackets of the Western International League last year, has been optioned to the club by Oakland, officials announced today.
Last season, Murphy hit .314 and led the league in stolen bases.