W L Pct. GB
Spokane ..... 96 62 .608 —
Bremerton ... 91 59 .607 1
Victoria .... 89 67 .571 6
Tacoma ...... 79 69 .534 12
Salem ....... 72 84 .462 23
Vancouver ... 64 76 .457 23
Wenatchee ... 67 86 .425 26½
Yakima ...... 51 105 .327 44
SPOKANE, Sept. 10—Spokane bounced into the Western International League lead by a single percentage point tonight on the strength of 9-4 decision over Salem.
Bill Werbowski recorded his 15th victory for Spokane as the Indians breezed to their 17th win in their last 18 games.
Salem ........... 010 000 300—4 8 6
Spokane ........ 007 010 10x—9 12 4
Sporer, Foster (8) and Brown; Werbowski and Rossi.
VANCOUVER, Sept. 10—The Bremerton Bluejackets dropped out of first place in the Western International League after being trashed 20-6 tonight by the Vancouver Capilanos.
The Caps batted through the order and halfway through it again in the first inning to score ten times. The first four Caps reached base and Keith Simon was pulled after only two were out. Merve Allan came in to be greeted by a three-run homer by Frank Mullens, his 21st.
Bob Snyder picked up his 15th win.
Tars manager Alan Strange basically gave up after four more runs scored in the sixth. He pitched Eddie Samcoff and Eddie Murphy in the eighth inning, Murphy moving from centre field to second base to the mound. Pitcher Lloyd Hittle saw some duty in left field.
Jay Ragni homered twice and brought in four of Bremerton's runs.
Caps notes —Jack Hjelmaa, Buddy's brother, made his debut at short, as injuries have sidelined Joe Kaney and Bill Reese. He was with the Mount Vernon, Wash., semi-pro team that went to Wichita where he made the all-star team.
Bremerton ...... 111 001 200—6 7 2
Vancouver ...... (10)00 004 06x—20 17 4
Simon, Allen (1), Barnise (6), Samcoff (8), Murphy (8) and Volpi, Ronning (6); Snyder and Brenner.
VICTORIA, Sept. 10—Joe Blankenship tied the Western International League record for victories tonight with his 24th as he limited the Yakima Packers to six hits to gain an 8-3 decision.
The A's scored four runs in the first inning with three boots figuring prominently along with Babe Jensen's triple and singles by Jack Palmer and Archie Wilson.
Suceessive singles by Palmer, Wilson, Jensen and Sal Recca plated two more in the third and Vic Buccola's singles and doubles by Palmer and Jensen accounted for the final runs in the sixth.
A's note—Groundskeeper Slim Hunt was honoured in a pre-game ceremony at home plate with a radio-gramophone and other gifts. Charlie Balassi received an engraved watch as the team's most popular player, as voted by the fans.
Yakima ........ 000 101 001—3 6 5
Victoria ....... 402 002 00x—8 14 2
Dick Drilling, Peterson (7) and Constantino; Blankenship and Recca.
Wenatchee ...... 142 020 000 0—9 11 3
Tacoma .......... 300 010 410 1—10 13 4
Conover, McCollum (7) and Gardner; Fortier, Hargadon (3) and Kuper.