W  L Pct. GB
Bremerton ... 73 45 .619 —
Tacoma ...... 66 51 .564 6½
Spokane ..... 66 54 .550 8
Victoria .... 67 55 .549 8
Vancouver ... 55 57 .491 15
Wenatchee ... 52 65 .444 20½
Salem ....... 53 68 .438 21½
Yakima ...... 41 78 .345 32½
BREMERTON, Aug. 10—If any of the Western International League clubs have ideas about heading off the Bremerton Bluejackets, they'd better get about it.
With roughly four dozen games remaining to be played, the Tars still are far from a shoo-in for the title. But they're looking better every day.
Lefty Joe Sullivan stretched the Bremerton lead to 6½ games tonight by cooling off the Spokane Indians 8-0 with a three-hit pitching job.
While Sullivan was being miserly with his hits, Bremerton clubbed Spokane's Bill Werbowski and Jack Teagan for 13 base knocks. Jay Ragni's two-run homer was the big blow, but consecutive triples by Ed Samcoff and Al Maul paced a three-run spree for the winners in the eighth.
Spokane ........ 000 000 000—3 3 4
Bremerton ...... 032 000 03x—8 13 1
Werbowski, Teagan (8) and Gibb; Sullivan and Ronning.
TACOMA, Aug. 10—Wenatchee spoiled Earl Kuper's home debut as playing manager of the Tacoma Tigers with a 9-7 win tonight.
Kuper picked up three hits and drove in three runs, but the Chiefs won the game in the sixth inning. Four hits, including triples by Len Scarpelli and Nick Palica, two Bremerton walks, a hit batsman and an error pushed over eight runs in that frame.
Wenatchee ........ 000 008 001—9 9 1
Tacoma ............. 100 033 000—7 10 2
Rose, Conover (6). McCollum (6) and Dalrymple, J. Grardner (9); Fortier, Venturelli (6) and Kuper.
VANCOUVER, Aug 10—Vancouver had two three-run innings but couldn't overcome
cellar-dwelling Yakima's one big spurt—a seven-run spree on eight hits in the third. The Packers toppled the Capilanos, 8-6.
Seven hits were blasted off Bob Snyder in that inning before Carl Gunnarson could come into the came. An error by Orrin Snyder in left field also contributed to the run parade.
The Caps nipped away at Dick Drilling, Bob's younger brother up from Salt Lake City, but the lead held. The Caps got three back in the third by bunching hits with walks but what could have been a big rally ended when Bill Brenner flew out with the bases loaded.
They left three stranded in the next inning as Charlie Mead flew out.
Frank Mullens crashed his 18th homer of the season in the eighth inning, brining his RBI count to 71.
Also, the fans had their first glimpse of Owen Kindsfather, the young Vancouver, Wash., pitcher the Caps recently signed. With the help of Sandy Robertson's catch in left field, he retired the Packers one-two-three in the ninth and showed a lot of poise. According to general manager Bob Brown, he also owned as agood as curve as he has seen in the raw for quite a spell.
Yakima ......... 007 010 000—8 13 2
Vancouver .... 003 000 030—6 10 2
Drilling and Stumpf, Constantino (7); Snyder, Gunnarson (3) , Kindsfather (9) and Brenner.
VICTORIA, Aug. 10—Victoria's Len Kasparovitch, got a lot of presents from Canadian fans in pre-game ceremonies tonight, but nothing but trouble from Salem. He was yanked in the second inning after being pounded for five runs, seven hits and three walks, as the Senators administered a 13-3 thumping.
Kasparovitch got off to a good start as Babe Jensen snagged Jim Wert's sharp liner and Al Spaeter missed a three strike, but was reached for two runs in the first when Dick Sinovic tripled and Ed Barr singled after Cal McIrvin walked.
But in the second, the Senators scored three runs on five hits and two walks before Bill Harsmen came on to strike out Mel Nunes with the bags loaded. The latter gave up a run in the third, two more in the fourth — all unearned — and then threw a home run pitch to Bill Burgher before leaving the game for a pinch-hitter in the fifth.
Jim Propst pitched the seventh, giving up a single and four wakks as two more Salem runs were marked up on the scoreboard. Jensen then took a whirl at mound duties, escaping damage in the eighth and permitting two more runs in the ninth, including a home run blast by Sinovic.
Bill Burgher, Salem catcher, batted four for four including his third home run in two nights.
Salem ......... 231 201 202—13 15 0
Victoria ....... 000 011 001—3 12 4
Saltzman and Burgher; Kasparovitch, Harmsen (2), Probst (6), Jensen (7) and Recca.