W L Pct. GB
Bremerton ... 63 42 .600 —
Tacoma ...... 61 45 .575 2½
Victoria .... 61 47 .565 3½
Spokane ..... 56 51 .523 8
Vancouver ... 52 48 .520 8½
Wenatchee ... 46 60 .434 17½
Salem ....... 46 62 .426 18½
Yakima ...... 38 68 .358 25½
BREMERTON, July 30—The taste of victory is sweet for a pitcher—particularly against a team from which he was traded.
Keith Simon savoured that cup of triumph tonight as he tossed the Bremerton Bluejackets into a 2½ game lead over the Western International League field.
His 10-5 triumph over his former teammates, the Yakima Packers, was his 14th of the season. Simon went to Bremerton early this year in a deal which shifted Hub Kittle, present Packer manager, to Yakima.
Ed Samcoff had a home run and Lyle Palmer two triples and a single for the winners.
Yakima ............ 100 020 002—5 10 1
Bremerton ........ 104 023 00x—10 12 2
D. Drilling, Freeman (5) and Constantino; Simons and Ronning.
VANCOUVER, July 30—John Orphal allowed only four hits as the Spokane Indians blanked the Vancouver Capilanos, 3-0.
The Caps' only threat off him came inn the seventh when Jack Warren singled and Charlie Mead drew a walk. But Buddy Hjelmaa flew out to end the inning.
Orphal easily handled Vancouver in the ninth as Frank Mullens and Warren were out on a called strike and Mead hit an easy grounder to second.
Larry Manier was touched for a quick run in the first when Edo Vanni doubled, stole third and romped home on Gene Petralli's long fly to left field. Manier staggered through until the sixth when he gave up two walks and two hits for two more runs.
Spokane ........... 100 002 000—3 5 0
Vancouver ........ 000 000 000—0 4 2
Orphal and Gibb; Manier, Snyder (6), Gunnarson (9) and Warren.
WENATCHEE, July 30—Len Kasparovitch game the Victoria Athletics their third well-pitched game in a row, blanking the Wenatchee Chiefs on three hits in a 10-0 win tonight.
All three were singles and were scattered as he breezed to his 15th win behind a robust 13-hit attack by his teammates.
The A's opened the scoring in the fourth when Jack Palmer tripled and scored on Dick Morgan's single. They scored five in the fifth — four on Archie Wilson's 18th homer of the year, added one in the seventh and three in the ninth.
Russ Walseth had a pair of singles and a double for the A's.
Victoria ............. 000 150 103—10 13 1
Wenatchee ........ 000 000 000—0 3 4
Kasparovitch and Morgan; Stevenson, Stenman (5) and Dalrymple.
TACOMA, July 30—Tacoma and Salem held a slugfest tonight, each team scoring six runs in the first three innings. But the Senators went on with a seven-run sixth inning and thumped the Tigers 16-6.
Meanwhile, Buzz Sporer relieved starter Jim Olson in the third and held the Tigers scoreless.
Cal McIrvin, normally a pitcher, played in the outfield and slammed out two home runs for the winners.
Salem ............... 123 207 010—16 14 0
Tacoma ............ 222 000 000—6 11 4
Olson, Sporer (3) and Burgher; Sciarra, Greenlaw (3), Greco (4), Brillheart (6) and Rossi.
Gene Babbitt Out Until August 20
TACOMA, July 30—Gene Babbitt, Spokane pitcher who on Monday was indefinitely suspended for kneeing umpire Jerry Mathieu in last Saturday's Spokane-Tacoma Western International League baseball game, will be out of the game until August 20.
W.I.L. president Bob Abel said today he had fined Babbitt $50 and set his suspension as expiring after August 19. The penalty is subject to review of the board of directors of the league and by George M. Trautman, president of the National Baseball Association.