W L Pct. GB
Bremerton ... 80 49 .620 —
Tacoma ...... 69 56 .552 9
Spokane ..... 71 58 .550 9
Victoria .... 72 59 .550 9
Vancouver ... 57 62 .479 18
Salem ....... 61 68 .473 19
Wenatchee ... 56 71 .437 23
Yakima ...... 42 86 .328 37½
VANCOUVER, Aug. 19—Lloyd Hittle came on in the ninth to stop a Vancouver rally as the Bremeton Bluejackets defeated the Capilanos 6-2 tonight.
Keith Simon gave up two walks and a hit to load the bases in the ninth. Hittle came in with a 2-0 count on Len Tran and no one out. He struck out Tran and Joe Kaney, walked Frank Mullens to force in a run and then dealt with Jack Warren. Warren slapped a sharp single to shortstop Lil Arnerich who relayed to Eddie Samcoff at second base to force Mullens and end the game.
Ed Murphy started the ball gamer rolling for the Tars in the first inning which a double, and the Bluejackets took advantage of a walk and an error plus a fielder's choice for two tallies.
They added four more in the fifth, thanks to three singles and a double of walks.
Caps notes - The centre-field flag was flown at half mast and a one minute silence obseved in memory of Babe Ruth during the game.
Bremerton ...... 200 040 000—6 10 3
Vancouver ...... 010 000 001—2 7 2
Simon, Hittle (9) and Volpi; Anderson, Kindsfather (5) and Warren.
VICTORIA, Aug. 19—The Victoria Athletics came from behind twice to hand the second-place Tacoma Tigers a stunning setback, 2-1 and 15-7.
The Tigers went in front in the second inning of the first game when Glen Stetter lined a double down the left-field line and scored on another two-base knock by Vito DeVito when Archie Wilson failed to make a shoestring catch of a liner in short centre.
The run looked big until Jack Palmer hammered his 16th home run of the season over the centre-field wall in the sixth to square the count.
Jim Propst blanked the Tigers without a hit from the third inning until they threatened in the first extra inning by loading the bases with one out. Buddy Lewis flied out and DeVito lined one right to Charlie Balassi in right.
With one away in the bottom of the inning, Balassi singled to centre and was forced at second at Vic Buccola, whowas safe at first when Larry Lee dropped the ball on a double play attempt.
Palmer lined a single into left field with Buccola holding at second, and Wilson following with a hard smash over Dick Greco's head in deep right.
The Tigers reached Joe Blankenship for six runs on seven hits in the first two innings of the second game. Al Goot came in and helf the Tigers while his teammates took advantage of Ray Fortier's wildness and score four times in the second and third innings.
Goot was taken out for a pinch-hitter between innings and replaced by Frank Logue, who held the Tigers to three hits and one run the rest of the way for his13th victory.
Buccola lead the Victoria attack with three doubles, a single and six runs batted in in five trips.
Tacoma ......... 010 000 00—1 7 1
Victoria ......... 000 001 01—2 9 1
Lazor and Hargadon; Propst and Recca
Tacoma ........ 240 000 10—7 11 3
Victoria ........ 044 013 03—15 15 3
Fortier, Kipp (3), Greenlaw (8) and Kuper; Blankenship, Goot (2), Logue (4) and Recca.
Wenatchee ..... 002 001 130x—7 15 1
Salem ............ 002 010 041—8 12 1
Cronin and Dalrymple; Olson and Burgher.
Spokane ...... 112 500 011—11 5 0
Yakima ........ 000 002 200—4 9 4
Nelson and Sheely; Kittle (4), Peterson (8) and Constantino.
Wilson to Resign as Salem Manager
SALEM, Ore., Aug 19—Jack Wilson, manager of Salem's Western International League team, said today he would resign at the end of the season.
Wilson said he would enter business here. It will end 17 years in baseball for the fomer American League pitcher, who has been managing here for two years.