W L Pct. GB
Tacoma ..... 54 34 .614 --
Bremerton .. 51 38 .572 3½
Victoria ... 48 39 .552 5½
Vancouver .. 43 38 .531 7½
Spokane .... 46 41 .529 7½
Wenatchee .. 37 50 .425 16½
Salem ...... 37 50 .425 16½
Yakima ..... 30 56 .349 23
Caps Trounce Victoria
By the Associated Press
Vancouver wants to stay in the Western International League's first division.
The defending champions said so last night with a barrage of extra basehits that turned an already one-sided contest into one of the season's most solid shellackings.
Going into the ninth inning, the Caps led Victoria 8-1. But a home run, triple, five doubles, a brace of singles and three walks sent another 11 runs scurrying across the plate. The final count: Vancouver 19 Victoria 2.
The win kept the Caps a bare two percentage points ahead of Spokane's fifth place Indians who blanked Wenatchee 3-0 behind Bill Werbowski's five-hit hurling. The loss dropped Wenatchee into a tie with idle Salem for sixth place.
At Bremerton, the sagging Bluejackets snapped back to nip Tacoma 6-5 and cut the Tigers' first place markin to three and a half games. Consecutive triples by Al Maul and Bill Barisoff, plus an outfield fly, pushed over Bremerton's tying and winning runs in the eighth inning.
VICTORIA, July 12—The Vancouver Capilanos scored 11 times in the ninth inning to crush the Victoria Athletics 19-2 before 2,700 stunned fans at Royal Athletic Park tonight.
14 Vancouver players walked to the plate in the crazy inning, which featured a bases-loaded home run, a triple, five doubles, two singles and three walks. Four runs were in and the bases loaded with two out when manager Ted Norbert walked out to the mound to relieve the faltering Al Goot. Norbert tossed three wide ones to catcher Jack Warren and then came in with a soft pitch. Warren promptly knocked it out of the park.
But that wasn't all. Orrin Snyder doubled, brother Bob got credit for his second single of the inning when Babe Jensen failed to get his glove on an infield loft. Len 'Red' Tran banged out his second double of the inning and third of the game, and Joe Kaney doubled for his fifth hit of the game.
Bob Snyder gained credit for his ninth victory in ten decisions.
Jim Propst easily held the Caps for the first three innings. Jack Palmer dropped a double-play ball at second in the fourth frame and it led to the first two Vancouver runs. Propst left in the sixth after walking three and giving up three hits to score four more runs.
Vancouver ........ 000 204 02(11)—19 21 3
Victoria ............ 000 001 001—2 7 2
Snyder and Warren; Propost, Logue (6), Goot (8), Norbert (9) and Morgan.
BREMERTON, July 12—Al Maul and Bill Barisoff blasted out consecutive triples to give Bremerton Bluejackets a 6-3 decision over Tacoma Tigers and cut the Tigers' league to 3½ games.
John Conant, sent in in the seventh inning, was given credit for the win, his 12th of the season. Cy Greenlaw was the losing hurler.
Tacoma ............ 003 000 200—5 11 0
Bremerton ......... 030 010 02x—6 10 1
Greenlaw and Rossi; Barnise, Conant (7) and Volpi.
SPOKANE, July 12—Bill Werbowski limited Wenatchee to give hits as Spokane Indians blanked the Chiefs, 5-0, tonight to take the series, three games to two.
Werbowski fanned four men and picked up good support in the field as the Indians turned three double plays to run their record of twin-killings to 19 in nine games.
Wenatchee ........ 000 000 000—0 5 2
Spokane ............ 000 000 12x—3 6 2
Lierman and Gardner; Werbowski and Sheely.