W L Pct. GB
Bremerton ... 80 49 .620 —
Victoria .... 75 59 .560 7½
Spokane ..... 73 59 .553 8½
Tacoma ...... 69 58 .543 10
Vancouver ... 57 62 .479 18
Salem ....... 62 70 .470 19½
Wenatchee ... 58 71 .450 22
Yakima ...... 42 88 .323 38½
VICTORIA, Aug. 21—The Victoria Athletics moved into second place in the Western International League by supplanting Tacoma in a double-header sweep of the Tigers on Saturday.
The A's hammered their way to an 11-10 win in the opener to hand Joe Blankenship his 20th win of the season, then pulled off a 5-2 win in the finale.
Four home runs—two by Vic Buccola and one each from Babe Jensen and Jack Palmer—plated eight of the Victoria runs, but it was Sal Recca's double in the sixth inning which accounted for the tying and winning markers.
Four runs in the first, with Jensen scoring three of them with his 11th home run, gave the A's an early lead. Buccola hit the first of his two-run homers in the fourth and Palmer followed with his 17th to restore the Victoria lead after Tacoma scored three in their half of the inning.
Bill Harmsen was pulled for Blankenship in the sixtgh after two singles and Vito DeVito's home run were followed by a walk. A sacrifice hit, two singles and Archie Wilson's bobble of an easy fly ball brought in four more runs, three of them unearned.
Buccola started things in the Victoria half with his second homer and eighth of the year. Jensen followed with his game-winning blow off the fence.
In the second game, Wilson banged out his 22nd home run of the season with Buccola on first to give Victoria a first-inning lead.
In the third, a walk to Charlie Balassi, a sacrifice and an error by Ray Tran brought in a run, then two walks and singles by Del Owens and Balassi completed the Victoria scoring.
Tacoma had runners on the bags in every inning except the scond but could only break throguh with single runs in the fourth and eighth. Owens pitched out of every jam to gain his 12th win.
Tacoma ....... 000 307 000—10 15 3
Victoria ....... 400 304 00x—11 12 1
Gleason, Clary (6) and Kuper; Harmsen, Blankenship (6) and Recca.
Tacoma ....... 000 100 010—2 9 1
Victoria ........ 201 200 00x—5 7 1
Nicolas and Hargadon; Owens and Recca.
SPOKANE, Aug. 21—Eddie Sanclemente drove out a long single with the bases loaded in the ninth inning tonight to give the Spokane Indians a 7-6 Western International League victory over Salem Senators and third place in the standings.
Sanclemente's blow came with none out, off Cal McIrvin.
Edo Vanni broke the Western International League stolen base record of 52 set by Vic Buccola out Spokane in 1942. His theft of second base early in the game was his 53rd of the season.
Indians note — Vanni's teammates plan to present him with a watch for his accomplishments on Sunday at Ferris Field.
Salem ............. 003 000 030—6 9 2
Spokane ......... 020 220 001—7 13 1
McIrvin and Samhammer; Werbowski, Babbitt (8) and Rossi.
WENATCHEE, Aug. 21—Bill Wilson slammed his third home run in two nights and 28th of the season as Wenatchee Chiefs mauled Yakima Packers 12-1 in a Western International League game tonight.
Righthander Tom Rose won his 1th game of the yaer for Wenatchee.
The win gave Wenatchee a 2-0 lead on the five-game series.
Yakima ........... 000 100 000—1 8 3
Wenatchee ..... 400 014 12x—12 15 0
Ford and Constantino, Rose and Gardner.
Bremerton at Vancouver, rained out.