W L Pct. GB
Tacoma ..... 23 15 .605 --
Wenatchee .. 22 19 .537 2½
Spokane .... 21 19 .525 3
Bremerton .. 21 20 .512 3½
Victoria ... 21 23 .477 5
Salem ...... 19 21 .475 5
Vancouver .. 18 21 .461 5½
Yakima ..... 17 24 .415 7½
SPOKANE, June 2—Spokane Indians squared their current Western International League series with Tacoma Tigers at one each tongith by defeating the visitors 11-3.
Pitcher Frank Nelson gained his sixth victory of the season. The win put the Indians in third place.
The Indians shelled Tiger Ray Fortier for five hits in the first inning. Two walks by Fortier and a Tacoma error added up to six runs that put the Indians on easy street. Manager Jim Brillheart took over on the mound for the Tigers in the sveneth and gave up one run in his three inning stint.
Longest hit of the game was Tiger Dick Greco's 402-foot homer over the centre-field fence in the eighth. Bud Sheely got five hits in five times at bat for Spokane while teammate George Valine collected three in three official times up.
Tacoma ............ 110 000 010—3 5 1
Spokane ........... 002 001 02x—11 7 1
Fortier, Brillheart (7) and Rossi; F. Nelson and Younker, Sheely (2).
YAKIMA, June 2—Pounding four Yakima pitchers for 15 hits, including home runs by Archie Wilson and Sal Recca, Victoria Athletics downed the Packers, 11-5 at Yakima tonight.
Ironman Joe Blankenship went the route in pitching the A's in notching his fifth victory of the season. He allowed 12 hits but his fire-ball worked to perfection in the clutches as he kept the Yakima blows well scattered.
Starting pitcher Bob Drilling of Yakima absorbed the loss, his eigth straight without a win.
Wilson and Recca led the Athletics at the plate, each picking up three base hits. They both hammered home runs off relief pitcher Fritz Romple in the seventh. Wilson garnered a triple and double, while Recca gathered a double and a single. Vic Buccola and Jack Palmer also pounded triples in the heavy batting attack.
Victoria .......... 000 104 330—11 15 2
Yakima ........... 020 001 011—5 12 2
Blankenship and Recca; Drilling, Romple (6), Pirack (6), Freeman (8) and Eastwood.
WENATCHEE, June 2—Home runs provided all the scoring as Wenatchee Chiefs defeated the Bremerton Bluejackets 2-1 here tonight.
Eddie Samcoff put Bremerton ahead in the third with a home run with no one on. But in the sixth, after Ray McNulty walked, Lou Estes homered for Wenatchee with the winning margin.
Lloyd Hittle pitched four-hit ball in losing, fanning nine and giving up three walks. Tom Rose, who won his first game tonight, fanned seven and walked but one.
Bremerton ............... 001 000 000—1 7 0
Wenatchee ............. 000 002 00x—2 4 1
Hittle and Volpi; Rose and Gardner.
SALEM, June 2—Vancouver Capilanos took the opener of a three-game Western International League series with the Salem Senators tonight by a 5-4 score.
Tall Bob Costello went the route for the Caps and after the third he muzzled the Solons. Salem got four runs off Costello through the second and third frames with the aid of the Vancouver hurler's wildness and a pair of doubles by outfielder Ed Barr. After that, Costello handed out nothing but goose eggs.
The Caps, who collected a total of 12 hits, mostly off Vince Lazor, banged over four runs in the initial frame, with Bill Reese's bases-loaded triple the big blow. Costello himself doubled in another tally in the third and the visitors finished with a final pair in the fourth, both produced on Buddy Hjelmaa's two-base hit.
Vancouver............. 401 200 000—7 12 1
Salem .................. 013 000 000—4 7 2
Costello and Warren; Lazor, Stevenson (9) and Stumpf.