W L Pct. GB
Bremerton .. 57 40 .588 —
Tacoma ..... 56 40 .583 ½
Victoria ... 55 44 .556 3
Vancouver .. 46 45 .505 7
Spokane .... 49 48 .505 7
Wenatchee .. 43 54 .443 14
Salem ...... 44 56 .440 14
Yakima ..... 37 60 .381 20
SALEM, July 22—A weary Jim Propst, who pitched in both games Tuesday, failed to get out of the first inning Thursday night as the Salem Senators scored four times on their way to a 6-4 win over the Victoria Athletics.
He was replaced by Len Kasparovitch, who was knocked out of the box on Wednesday. Kasparovitch was charged with his eighth loss when he gave up a two-run single to Ed Barr in the sixth after the A's had rallied to tie the score. Hits by Sal Recca, Russ Walseth, Kasparovitch and Vic Buccola sent in two runners in the second and Archie Wilson's hit and a Salem error were mainly responsible for the equalisers in the fifth,
Charlie Balassi, with a triple, double and single, and Walseth with two singles, led the A's at the plate. Barr drove in five of the Senators' runs, doubling with the bags loaded in the first in addition to his game-winning single in the sixth.
Righthander Gene Peterson struck out 12 Victoria batters.
A's note — The Athletics broke the roster up to the limit of 17 by signing Bill Barisoff, 1946 home run champion, for outfield duty. Barisoff, who drew him release from Bremerton, has been unable to find his plate form so far this season but may fill the bill for an outfielder with extra-base punch in his bat. He is expected to join his new club for the Yakima Series. Business manager Reg Patterson, who announced Barisoff's acquisition, stated that the A's were still seeking another starting pitcher.
Victoria ........ 020 020 000—4 9 0
Salem ........... 400 020 00x—6 9 1
Propst, Kasparovitch (1) and Recca; Peterson and Burgher.
SPOKANE, July 22—Scoring ten runs in the eighth inning, Bremerton Bluejackets finally gained first place by trouncing the Spokane Indians, 17-6, at Ferris Field tonight. The Tars used up three of the regular starters to make it certain.
Bremerton ....... 120 002 2(10)0—17 19 2
Spokane ........... 300 000 300—6 7 6
Marshall, Barnise (6), Simon (6) and Volpi; Teagan, Babbitt (7) Nelson (8)and Sheely.
WENATCHEE, July 22—Wenatchee Chiefs, on the upgrade again after their disasterous slump a month ago, bumped Tacoma out of the lead in the W.I.L. by coming from behind for a 4-1 decision over the Tigers. Bill Wilson's two-run homer with one out in the ninth decided the issue.
Tacoma ......... 201 100 010—5 8 2
Wenatchee .... 200 002 002—6 9 1
Sciarra and Hargadon; Rose, Gilson (8) and Dalrymple.
YAKIMA, July 22—Len Tran's wild throw handed Yakima the only run of the game in the tenth inning as the Packers swept the Vancouver Capilanos in a four-game series.
Tran scooped up Spencer Harris' bunt and threw it into the upper reaches back of first base to let Jim Estrada score all the way from first.
Tran's faux pas lost a brilliant two-hit picthing operformance for Bob Costello. Yakima's Bob Drilling gave up seven hits but the Caps couldn't capitalise.
After ten scoreless innings, Estrada opened the Yakima half with a sizzler that shortstop Buddy Hjelmaa was able to stop but unable to field.
Then came Harris' perfectly executed bunt down the third base line. Tran charged in and fielded the ball but threw high to Bill Reese at first. The ball sailed nearly to the fence in foul territory behind the right field bleachers. Estrada scored and Harris reached third before Charlie Mead was able to retreive the ball.
Vancouver ......... 000 000 000 0—0 7 2
Yakima .............. 000 000 000 1—1 6 0
Costello and Warren; Drilling and Constantino.