W L Pct. GB
Bremerton ... 68 44 .607 —
Tacoma ...... 64 48 .571 4
Victoria .... 64 52 .552 6
Spokane ..... 61 53 .535 8
Vancouver ... 54 51 .514 10½
Wenatchee ... 49 63 .437 19
Salem ....... 50 65 .435 19½
Yakima ...... 39 73 .348 29
SPOKANE, Aug. 5—One bad inning at Spokane tonight gave Joe Blankenship his ninth setback of the season instead of his 18th victory as the Indians scored a 5-1 triumph over the Victoria Athletics to win the five-game series, 2-1.
The Indians took the lead in the first inning with a single run and the A's tied it when Sal Recca singled home Archie Wilson in the first of the fifth. Then came the four-run Spokane outburst which settled the game. Some good defensive play cut off a potential Victoria rally when the first two runners got to second and third.
Victoria ......... 000 100 000—1 7 3
Spokane ........ 100 040 000—5 9 3
Blankenship and Recca; Werbowski and Sheely.
SALEM, Aug. 5—Bremerton squared their series with Salem by pounding out an 11-5 victory over the Senators. The game featured by a row with umpires Skulik and Mathieu, Frank Volpi, Eddie Samcoff and several other Bremerton players were cleared off the bench by the men in blue after a prolonged argument.
Bremerton ...... 050 030 030—11 14 4
Salem ............ 003 000 020—5 9 1
Marshall and Ronning; Olson, McNulty (5) and Burgher.
YAKIMA, Aug. 5—The Tacoma Tigers continued their heavy cannonading to sink the Yakima Packers, 8-4, tonight. The winners got poor mileage out of their attack, though, with six doubles and a triple included in their 18-hit barrage.
The Tigers were managed tonight by Cy Greenlaw but will be under the direction of Earl Kuper, W.I.L. catching star in 1946, who has been named to replace Jim Brillheart as manager.
Tacoma .......... 131 100 020—8 18 1
Yakima ........... 310 000 000—4 12 2
Fortier and Rossi; B. Drilling and Peterson.
Vancouver and Wenatchee, rained out.
Padres Name Brillheart New Manager
SAN DIEGO, Calif., Aug. 5—The San Diego Baseball Club of the Pacific Coast League tonight summoned Jim Brillheart from his mangerial post at the Padres' Tacoma farm club in the Western International League to take the reins of the local club.
Padre president Bill Starr said Brillheart is scheduled to arrive here tomorrow and will direct the club in Friday night's club.
With the action, the Padres will have their third manager in four days. Rip Collins was relieved of his duties Tuesday and was replaced by coach Jimmy Reese. Starr said Reese will return to his coaching job.
Earl Kuper, a catcher, will succeed Brillheart, as a player-manager in Tacoma.
The Tigers also will finish out the season minus one of their winning pitchers. The Padres shift gave Hank Sciarra, a converted shortstop, a chance to try out his pitching arm in triple-A ball. Sciarra had a 7-3 record with the Tacomans.