W L Pct. GB
Tacoma ..... 55 39 .585 —
Bremerton .. 55 40 .579 ½
Victoria ... 53 43 .552 3
Vancouver .. 46 43 .517 6½
Spokane .... 49 46 .516 6½
Salem ...... 43 54 .443 12½
Wenatchee .. 42 52 .442 13
Yakima ..... 35 60 .368 20½
WENATCHEE, July 20—Scoring all of their runs in the first six innings, Wenatchee Chiefs managed to hang on to hand the league-leading Tacoma Tigers a 12-10 loss in a slugfest at Wenatchee tonight.
Larry Lee hit a bases-loaded home run for the Tigers and Dick Greco added another circuit clout before Tacoma pushed across four more in the sixth. Nick Palica opened the scoring by stealing home in the first inning for the seventh time this season.
Tacoma ........... 005 014 000—10 15 1
Wenatchee ...... 321 330 00x—13 16 2
Lazor, Venturelli (3), Greco (6) and Rossi; Cronin, Stevens (3), Lierman (6) and Dalrymple.
SPOKANE, July 20—Spokane Indians jumped on Max Hittle to hand the Bremerton Bluejackets a 9-3 lacing and keep Alan Strange's crew from passing Tacoma in the Western International League standings.
Spokane went scoreless until the fourth when it took a 3-2 lead. But the Indians added at least one run in every inning after that to pile up a commanding lead as Bill Werbowski scattered eight hits among the Bremerton batsmen.
Bremerton ....... 100 100 010—3 8 3
Spokane .......... 000 311 22x—9 10 1
Hittle, Barnise (7), Allen (8) and Volpi; Werbowski and Gibvb.
YAKIMA, July 20—The Yakima Packers scored all their runs in the first inning then held on for a 5-4 Western International League triumph over the Vancouver Capilanos tonight.
The runs came via three hits and an error, with the hits including a double by Snag Moore and a triple by former Capilano Jim Estrada.
Vancouver started Bob Snyder tightened up from there and the Packers did nothing until the eighth when they broke out with three more hits, including Lou Estes' double, to load the bases.
Charlie Mead stopped the rally with a towering throw from right field that picked off Estrada at third base to end the inning.
Two spectacular catches by Gene Thompson helped preserve the victory.
Snyder doubled and had a pair of runs batted in for Vancouver.
Vancouver .......... 000 000 211—4 9 2
Yakima ............... 500 000 00x—5 7 3
Synder and Warren; Kramer and Constantino.
SALEM, July 20—Sparked by effective cliuth hitting and a snappy relief job by Jim Propst, the Victoria Athletics came back at Salem tonight to score an 8-5 victory over the Senators in the second game of a double-header and gain ground in the W.I.L. pennant race. That's despite a 6-4 loss in the opening game.
The A's opened slowly against Bob Stevenson, taking the lead with a single tally in the second inning. They concentrated their attack from the fourth through the seventh innings to score their final seven runs. A three-run cluster in the seventh inning proved to be the margin of victory.
Frank Logue pitched shutout ball for the winners until the fifth, when he was reached for two runs. The Solons made it 5-3 with a single rally in the sixth and drove Logue to the showers in the seventh. Propst was rushed in and pitched hitless ball the rest of the way to give Logue his seventh victory.
Archie Wilson, Babe Jensen and Sal Recca led the A's at the plate with three hits apiece. Wilson also picked up two hits in the first game to increase his league-leading batting average.
The Senators hopped on Joe Blankenship for three runs in the first inning of the short first game. Victoria tied it up in the fourth but the home nine came back with a pair in their half and added another run in the sixth. It was Blankenship's eighth defeat against 14 wins. Cal McIrvin held the A's to five hits for his 13th win.
Victoria ........... 010 200 1—4 5 1
Salem ............. 300 201 x—6 9 3
Blankenship, Goot (6), Propst (6) and Recca; McIrvin and Stumpf.
Victoria ......... 010 220 300— 8 11 1
Salem ........... 000 021 200—5 11 3
Logue, Propst (7) and Recca; Stevenson and Stumpf.