W L Pct. GB
Bremerton .. 58 40 .592 —
Tacoma ..... 57 41 .582 1
Victoria ... 55 45 .550 4
Spokane .... 50 49 .505 8½
Vancouver .. 46 46 .500 9
Salem ...... 45 56 .446 14½
Wenatchee .. 43 55 .439 15
Yakima ..... 38 60 .388 20
WENATCHEE, July 23—That ratified air at the top of the Western International League ladder seems to agree with the Bremerton Bluejackets. They sniffed the heady ozone tonight a full game ahead of the runner-up Tacoma Tigers, who tumbled out of the top spot.
The new leaders blanked the Wenatchee Chiefs, 3-0, at the apple city to gain half a game on the Tigers who split a twin bill at Spokane.
John Conant went the distance for Bremerton, setting the Chiefs down with four hits. He struck out six and issued only two walks.
Bremerton ........ 100 000 002—3 7 2
Wenatchee ....... 000 000 000—0 4 1
Conant and Ronning; Lierman and Gardner.
SPOKANE, July 23—Edo Vanni was the big news here tonight as the fleet outfielder pilfered a total of six bases, four of them in the last game, as the Spokane broke even with the Tigers.
Ray Fortier gave Tacoma a 3-0 shutout in the first game and the Indians came back to win the second one, 7-2.
Tacoma ............ 011 011 0—3 8 1
Spokane ........... 000 000 0—0 6 2
Fortier and Rossi; Orphal and Gibb.
Tacoma ............ 010 000 100—2 9 0
Spokane ........... 120 002 02x—7 8 0
Kipp, Gleason (5) and Hargadon; Cordell and Gibb.
YAKIMA, July 23—The Yakima Packers made it six wins in a row tonight, defeating the Victoria Athletics 8-3 in the first game of a four-game series.
Off to an early lead with one run in the first and four in the second, the home nine were never in serious danger as Max Strait allowed only nine Victoria hits and struck out ten behind errorless support.
The A's counted once in the fourth, but Snag Moore tripled and then stole home in the sixth. Four straight hits produced two more Victoria runs in the eighth as a promising rally died early. Frank Constantino immediately got the Packers back by clouting a two-run homer in the bottom of the inning.
Victoria .... 000 100 020—3 9 3
Yakima ..... 140 001 02x—8 11 0
Harmsen, Gott (4) and Recca; Strait and Constantino.
SALEM, July 23—Outfielder Dick Sinovic hammered home Jim Wert with a single in the eighth inning to give the Salem Senators an 8-7 victory over the Vancouver Capilanos in the opening game of the clubs' Western International League series.
The Caps started strong with a six-run explosion in the first frame, highlighted by catcher Jack Warren's two-run circuit clout over the right field wall. The visitors added their final tally inn the fifth via hits by Warren and Bill Reese.
The Solons, blanked by Carl Gunnarson through the initial three frames, pulled up into a deadlock by virtue of a seve-run concentration over the fourth and fifth innings. In that outburst, the Salems poked out 10 blows, including a homer by Sinovic.
Ray McNulty went the distance for the visitors and outside of the Caps big first inning, hurled in fine style. Only three of the runs against him were earned, and he walked two and struck out a pair in allowing 11 hits.
Vancouver ........... 600 010 000—7 11 1
Salem ................. 000 034 01x—8 14 2
Gunnarson, Snyder (6) and Warren; McNulty and Burgher.