W L Pct. GB
Tacoma ..... 46 24 .657 --
Bremerton .. 44 29 .603 3½
Vancouver .. 36 31 .537 8½
Victoria ... 38 33 .535 8½
Spokane .... 34 35 .493 11½
Salem ...... 29 42 .408 17½
Wenatchee .. 28 43 .394 18½
Yakima ..... 26 44 .371 20
BREMERTON, June 28—Bremerton Bluejackets gained a game on the leading Tacoma Tigers and dropped Victoria Athletics from third to fourth place in the Western International League standings by squeezing out a 2-1 victory in the series opener here tonight. It snapped Victoria's win streak at seven games.
Bill Harmsen lost his third close contest since joining the A's several weeks ago. He hooked up with Nino Barnise, rookie Bremerton pitcher from University of Southern California, in a tight hurling duel and lost it in the eighth. Each pitcher gave up six hits.
The Tars took the lead in the fifth after Archie Wilson led off in the Victoria half of the inning with a triple and was left standed. The A's tied it up in the sixth when Jack Palmer tripled and Wilson singled him over.
Winning run came when Snag Moore doubled and scored on Eddie Samcoff's single.
Victoria ......... 000 001 000—1 6 0
Bremerton ...... 000 010 01x—2 6 2
Harmsen and Recca; Barnise and Volpi.
TACOMA, June 28—The Vancouver Capilanos captured the first game of the series from the Tacoma Tigers, 7-5, when Charlie Mead's pop fly with Bill Reese on and two out in the ninth dropped safely for a home run. Dick Greco lost the ball in the haze, and before he could return it to the catcher both runners scored.
The Tigers made it close in their half by scoring a run. Hargadon blasted one to centre-field that Frank Mullens tried to catch at his shoe-tops. The ball rolled for a triple, and when second baseman Joe Kaney's relay went into the stands, Hargadon came in.
The Caps picked up 16 hits, four of by Buddy Hjelmaa, to end Tacoma's latest winning streak at eight games.
Vancouver ...... 000 310 012—7 16 1
Tacoma .......... 001 012 001—5 7 1
Gunnarson and Brenner; Venturelli and Rossi.
SALEM, June 28—Salem Senators took it out on Spokane's ambitious Indians as they
pounded out a 15-9 triumph to break a prolonged losing streak. Seven errors by the losers help the Solons,while Cal McIrvin staggered the distance to receive credit for the win.
Spokane ...... 130 120 100—4 9 1
Salem ......... 014 316 00x—15 17 2
Perry, Orphal (4), Babbitt (6) and Sheely; McIrvin and Burgher.
WENATCHEE, June 28—Yakima Packers downed the slipping Wenatchee Chiefs, 4-2, in the fourth game to move within a game and a half of the seventh-place opponants.
Yakima ........... 000 120 100—4 8 1
Wenatchee ..... 100 000 001—2 9 1
Ford and Eastwood; Lierman, McCollum (6) and Gardner.