W L Pct. GB
Bremerton ... 67 42 .615 —
Tacoma ...... 62 48 .564 5½
Victoria .... 63 50 .558 6
Spokane ..... 59 52 .532 9
Vancouver ... 53 51 .510 12½
Wenatchee ... 49 62 .441 19
Salem ....... 48 64 .429 20½
Yakima ...... 39 71 .355 24½
SALEM, Aug. 3—The Salem Senators exploded in a wild ninth inning to score all their runs and rout two Bremerton pitchers tonight before falling victim to an 8-5 score.
Bremerton jumped off to a 4-0 lead in the first inning and added a paid in each of the seventh and eighth frames while John Conant held the Oregonians in check. Neither Conant nor Bob Pirack, however, could hold the Solons down in the ninth.
Salem pushed over five runs before John Marshall took over for Bremerton and halted the rush.
The victory increased Bremerton's first place margin to 5½ games over Tacoma.
Bremerton .... 000 800 000—8 13 1
Salem ......... 000 000 005—5 12 3
Conant, Pirack (9), Marshall (9) and Volpi; McIrvin and Burgher.
YAKIMA, Aug. 3—Striking with the suddenness of the rain and wind storm that threatened to cancel their game, Yakima scored 12 runs in two innings to outlast Tacoma 13-10 and snap an 11-game losing streak.
Trailing 4-0 in the third, Yakima came out with a rush to score seven times. Wally Kramer's opening single was followed by triples by Snag Moore, Spencer Harris, Gene Thompson and Lou Estes and a two-run homer by Bill Barisoff, his first since joining the Packers after being released by Bremerton.
Again in the sixth, Yakima was down 9-8 only to break out with a five-run rash that put away the contest. Moore opened the inning with a home run and Estes closed the scoring with a bases-loaded homer.
Tacoma ...... 013 231 000—10 14 0
Yakima ....... 007 015 00x—13 15 0
Clary, Gleason (3), Venturelli (6) and Rossi; Kittle, Kramer (3), D. Drilling (5) and Constantino.
WENATCHEE, August 3—Nick Palica and Jerry Gardner homered as the Wenatchee Chiefs easily handled the Vancouver Capilanos, 11-1, here tonight.
After producing a run on first-inning singles by Joe Kaney and Jack Warren, the Caps couldn't do anything with the other nine hits off LeRoy Stevens.
The Caps commited five runs errors, resulting in four unearned runs.
Vancouver manager Bill Brenner, first baseman Bill Reese and pitcher Jim Hedgecock, who wasn't on the mound, were ejected from the game in the sixth by umpire Frank Deheney after they protested heatedly over a ball-and-strike count.
Vancouver ......... 100 000 000—1 11 5
Wenatchee ........ 004 310 30x—11 8 1
B. Snyder, Kindsfather (7) and Brenner; Stevens and Gardner.
SPOKANE, Aug. 3—Victoria outhit Spokane in both games of its Tuesday double bill—but fielding miscues cut their chances as the Athletics went under twice to the Indians, 4-1 and 2-1.
Three Victoria errors spoiled Len Kasparovitch's six-hit pitching as Frank Nelson took his 13th win of the year on seven-hit hurling.
The A's went ahead in the third when Charlie Balassi scored on a wild heave to the plate. The Indians tied the count in the fifth and then put together three hits, two errors and two walks for their winning, three-run margin in the sixth.
Del Owens turned in a four-hit job in the second game, but lost it in the second inning on his own wildness and Babe Jensen's bobble. Spokane's Bud Sheely singled then Jensen bobbled Leo Thomas' sacrifice. Owens walked Ed San Sanclemente to set up a force at any base, but then walked pitcher Jack Teagan to force in a run. A minute later, Thomas stole home with the winning tally.
Owens shut the door from there but Teagan held the A's at bay until the ninth when Vic Buccola tripled and Sal Recca doubled.
Victoria ....... 001 000 0—1 7 3
Spokane ...... 000 013 x—4 6 1
Kasparovitch and Recca; Nelson and Sheely.
Victoria ....... 000 000 001—1 8 1
Spokane ...... 020 000 000—2 4 0
Owens and Morgan; Teagan and Sheely.