W L Pct. GB
Bremerton .. 60 42 .588 —
Tacoma ..... 58 44 .569 2
Victoria ... 58 47 .532 3½
Spokane .... 55 49 .529 6
Vancouver .. 50 47 .515 7½
Wenatchee .. 46 57 .447 14½
Salem ...... 45 60 .429 16½
Yakima ..... 38 64 .372 22
VICTORIA, July 27—The Spokane Indians delivered a double knock-out punch to the Victoria Athletics, 7-1 and 10-7, before 4,200 disappointed fans at Royal Athletic Park.
Bill Werbowski set the A's down on six hits in the opener, and pinned the fourth defeat of the season on southpaw Jim Propst.
The Indians reached Propst early. Edo Vanni's double and George Valine's triple gave them one run in the first inning. Vanni hammered a two-run homer in the second. Propst was reached for three singles in the third before retiring in favour of Al Goot. Single runs in the third and fifth and a two-run homer by Bob Hedington in the seventh off Frank Logue completed the Indians' scoring.
The A's got their lone run in the fifth on a double by Jack Palmer and a single by Russ Walseth.
A seven-inning relief performance by Hedington, formally a third baseman, marked the Indians' second victory. The A's spotted Bill Harmsen to a seven-run lead, reaching John Orphal for ten base hits, including a three-run, inside-the-park home run by Archie Wilson and a home run over the centre field wall by Dick Morgan in the first inning. Hedington replaced Orphal in the third with two men on and none out and silenced Victoria the rets of the way.
Harmsen was shaken up by a hard line smash through the box in the third and lost his control in the fourth after an error by Babe Jensen put him in the hole. The Indians tallied five runs on only two hits before the inning was finally ended when Len Kasparovitch struck out Gene Petralli.
Kasparovitch gave up three runs on a bloop double by Bill Wright and four singles in the fourth. He was relieved by Propst who got by until the seventh when he walked four to force in a run and lost his control again in the eighth before being relieved by Frank Logue.
Spokane ........... 121 010 2—7 11 0
Victoria ............ 000 010 0—1 6 0
Werbowski and Gibb; Propst, Goot (3), Logue (6) and Morgan.
Spokane .......... 000 530 110—10 11 1
Victoria ........... 511 000 000—7 15 4
Orphal, Hedington (3) and Gibb; Harmsen, Kasparovitch (4), Propst (5), Logue (8) and Morgan.
TACOMA, July 27—Tacoma nipped Yakima 1-0 in 10 innings tonight with Vito De Vito, who reached first on a walk, scoring the only run.
Vince Lazor, Tacoma hurler, gave up but six singles. Bill Freeman, Yakima lefty, allowed only four—including a triple and single to Danny Perlmutter. It was the hitter's single to short center that sent De Vito scampering across with
the winning run after Lazor's sacrifice had moved him along.
Yakima .............. 000 000 000 0—0 6 0
Tacoma ............. 000 000 000 1—1 4 0
Freeman and Constantino; Lazor and Rossi.
VANCOUVER, July 27—Jim Hedgecock, who won 21 games for the Vancouver Capilanos last season, won his first this year since arri ving from Birmigham. He tossed a six-hitter in the opener as Vancouver split a double-header with the Wenatchee Chiefs.
The Caps combined five hits with four walks in the fourth inning for runs runs in a 4-1 win. Meanwhile, Hedgecock struck out seven and walked only two.
In the night game, Wenatchee got all the runs they needed in the second inning as they went on to a 6-2 win.
Bill Wilson, the league's home run king, struck out to start the inning, but Neil Bryant and Jerry Gardner singled to put men on first and second. Then Gene Gaviglio banged a scorcher through Len Tran at third and when Tran's throw to the plato catch Bryant was dropped by Jack Warren, both Bryant and Gardner scored, with Gaviglio going all the way to third. Nick Palica brought him home with a single to right.
The Caps got back single runs in the fourth and fifth and twice filled the bases in the later innings, but it was all for nought.
Wenatchee ........... 000 000 1—1 6 1
Vancouver ............ 000 400 x—4 7 3
Cronin, McCollum (4) and Dalrymple; Hedgecock and Brenner.
Wenatchee .......... 030 020 010—6 10 0
Vancouver ........... 000 110 000—2 5 2
Rose, McCollum (6) and Gardner; Snyder, Robertson (4) and Warren.
BREMERTON, July 27—Bremerton Bluejackets retained their slim lead atop the W.I.L. Standings tonight by edging Salem Senators, 3-2, as Joe Sullivan scattered seven hits. Gene Peterson matched Sullivan all the way but lost control in the ninth to force in the winning run by walking Lyle Palmer with the bags loaded.
Salem ................ 100 001 000—2 7 0
Bremerton .......... 100 100 001—3 10 0
Peterson and Burgher; Sullivan and Ronning.