VICTORIA, June 12—The Victoria Athletics pulled out the first game of two with a four-run ninth inning as they defeated the Spokane Indians, 6-5, this afternoon. The Indians came back to win the night game, 4-2.
The late rally in the opener came on home runs by Roy Gilmore and Vic Buccola.
Babe Jensen drew a walk to start the uprising. Lou Kubiak followed with a single. Gilmore, a strikeout victim on his three previous trips, ran the count to 3-2, lined a long foul down the left field line, then dropped a high home run over the centre field fence. The next two outs were easy for Frank Nelson and it looked like extra innings before Buccola came through.
Bill Harmsen made his Victoria debut and gave up 12 hits in the night game. But an error by Babe Jensen led to two runs in the eighth inning that were the margin of victory.
The A's reached winning pitcher Jack Teagan for 11 hits, including five doubles.
Spokane ......... 011 300 000—5 10 1
Victoria .......... 100 001 004—6 8 1
Nelson and Sheely; Kasparovitch, Owens (4) and Recca.
Spokane ........ 010 000 120—4 12 1
Victoria ......... 100 001 000—2 11 3
Teagan and Sheely; Harmsen and Recca.
VANCOUVER, June 12—The Vancouver Capilanos took both ends of a double-header with the Wenatchee Chiefs here today to gain a tie with their opponants for fourth place. Vancouver swept the three-game series.
The Caps trimmed Wenatchee 13-1 in the opener as Charlie Mead hit two homers, one with the bases loaded in the fourth inning.
Caps took the nightcap 6-5 in 11 innings. Frank Mullens' solid single to centre scored Hunk Anderson, who singled, moved to second on an error on a bunt, then to third a walk before coming in with the winning run.
The Caps beat Lou McCollum, seeking his eighth win and looking adequate in spite of the 15 hits he gave up. Four of those went to Buddy Hjelmaa, who had a perfect night.
A tough fourth frame had given Wenatchee four runs and a 4-2 lead. Both Nick Palica and Jerry Gardner hit homers in that frame. Caps tied it in the sixth, trailed again in the seventh and ganged three hits for the tying run in the eighth.
The game marked the end of Joe Kaney's 22-game hitting streak.
Wenatchee ............. 000 000 001—1 7 2
Vancouver .............. 110 400 52x—13 18 2
Horton, Lierman (1) and Dalrymple; Snyder and Brenner.
Wenatchee ............ 000 400 100 0x—5 11 3
Vancouver ............. 020 011 010 01—6 15 1
McCollum and Dalrymple; Robertson, Anderson (10) and Warren.
TACOMA, June 12—Tacoma Tigers came from behind in both their contests with the last-place Packers to triumph 5-4 and 8-5 tonight.
The double-victory made it three in a row for Tacoma in the current series ansd seven out of seven against the lowly Packers for the season.
The Tigers jumped on Hub Kittle, an old nemesis, for four runs in the eighth inning to grab the opener. Five Yakima errors figured strongly in the second game, all but one of the eighth Tigers counters being unearned. Tacoma's Dick Greco, with four hits in seven trips to the plate, was the leading sticker.
Yakima ........... 100 120 000—4 9 3
Tacoma .......... 000 000 14x—5 8 5
Kittle and Constantino; Greenlaw and Hargadon, Rossi (8).
Yakima .............. 103 000 1—5 7 5
Tacoma ............. 002 130 x—6 8 1
Pirack, Harder (6) and Eastwood; Clary, Venturelli (3) and Rossi.
Salem ............ 010 101 0—3 7 1
Bremerton ...... 020 001 x—1 4 1
Olson and Stumpf; Marshall and Volpi.
Salem ............ 020 000 000—2 6 0
Bremerton ...... 020 001 00x—3 7 1
Wyatt and Stumpf; Hittle and Ronning.