VICTORIA, June 9—The Wenatchee Chiefs mounted a six-run rally in the ninth tonight, but it was too little, too late, as the Victoria Athletics pulled off a 13-7 win.
The A's Frank Logue had given up on five singles until the ninth. Les Dalrymple and Frank Gardner smacked home runs. Chuck Cronin's homer, followed by a double, single, walk and an error accounted for six runs before a man was retired. But Logue stayed in the game and finished to gain the win.
Wenatchee briefly held the lead, getting a run in the first inning. But singles by Archie Wilson, Sal Recca and Charlie Balassi, Babe Jensen's double, a walk and Jess McWilliams' error produced four Victoria runs in the second inning. Victoria added three in the third, and one in the fourth on Wilson's homer to centre.
Jack Palmer smacked a two-run homer in sixth and cleared the left-field fence on the rise 360 feet from home plate with two men on in the eighth.
Wenatchee ............ 100 000 006—7 11 3
Victoria ................. 043 102 03x—13 14 3
Cronin and Dalrymple; Logue and Recca.
TACOMA, June 9—Salem made it three in a row over the league-leading Tacoma Tigers by defeating them 8-7 in their Western International Baseball game here tonight.
It is the Senators' seventh straight win.
A four-run uprising in the first of the fifth put the Oregonians in front and they never were headed.
Cal McIrvin not only marked up his eighth victory against three losses, but the Salem pitcher had a triple and a single in four times at bat. Larry Lee, Tacoma third baseman, topped the hitting with a triple and two singles in four trips.
In the fifth inning, umpire Jerry Matieu ordered manger Jack Wilson out of the game when Wilson protested a decision at second base.
Salem ............. 001 240 001—8 12 2
Tacoma .......... 011 220 001—7 16 2
McIrvin and Stumpf; Gleason, Venturelli (6) and Rossi.
VANCOUVER, June 9—Vancouver Capilanos tonight climbed within a half-game of fifth-place Spokane, edging out a 3-2 victory over the Indians in an 11-inning contest.
Centre fielder Sandy Robertson rapped out a sharp single to score Carl Gunnarson with the winning run.
Gunnarson, who relieved Hunk Anderson in the 10th, started the Caps' rally in the 11th with a single. Len Tran got on when Tommy Nelson muffed a hard smash to short and then Robertson produced the game-winning single.
The Caps collected 14 hits off Johnny Orphal, who went the route for Spokane.
Indians' catcher Bud Sheely wielded the game's heaviest hickory, batting for four five.
Spokane ............ 001 100 000 00—2 13 2
Vancouver ......... 000 110 000 01—3 14 1
Orphal and Sheely; Anderson, Gunnarson (10) and Warren.
Yakima .................. 000 000 040—4 9 2
Bremerton .............. 100 130 00x—5 11 1
Freeman, Herder (5), Pirack (8) and Eastwood; Conant, Marshall (8) and Volpi.