W L Pct. GB
Tacoma ..... 31 20 .608 --
Bremerton .. 30 24 .556 2½
Vancouver .. 26 25 .510 5
Salem ...... 27 26 .509 5
Wenatchee .. 26 27 .591 6
Victoria ... 27 29 .482 6½
Spokane .... 24 28 .462 7½
Yakima ..... 21 33 .389 11½
VICTORIA, June 14—For the third time in five days, the Victoria Athletics rallied for two runs in the bottom of the eleventh inning, as they beat the Wenatchee Chiefs 3-2 at Royal Athletic Park before 1,300 fans.
Jack Palmer came through with his game-winning triple which plated the tying and winning runs.
Frank Logue started the game and made only one mistake. He grooved a pitch to Nick Palica, who rifled it over the fence in the eighth inning for Wenatchee for the game's first run.
The A's left two men stranded in the eighth and then tied it in the ninth. Singles by Archie Wilson and Babe Jensen put runners at first and third. Lou Kubiak was walked to load the bases and Roy Gilmore came through with a walk on a 3-2 pitch to force in the equaliser.
The A's stranded three men in the tenth when Palmer failed to sacrifice. Wenatchee mounted a challenge in the 11th when Palica led off with a double and pitcher Glen Lierman bunted, and was safe when the throw didn't reach third base in time. Jess McWilliams lined to reliever Joe Blankenship, who doubled the runner at first, but on the first pitch to Ray McNulty, Palica stole home to put the Chiefs ahead.
Victoria's winning runs came with two out. Charlie Balassi rapped a single to right with two strikes against him and Vic Buccola followed with a smash past first base. Palmer missed a high pitch, took a called ball and then rammed a high hit to left-centre to end the game.
Wenatchee .......... 000 000 010 01—2 5 0
Victoria ............... 000 000 001 02—3 10 1
Gilson, Lierman (9) and Dalrymple; Logue, Blankenship (10) and Recca.
SPOKANE, June 14—Leo Thomas hit the first Spokane home run of the season at Ferris Field tonight, but Vancouver stopped the Indians, 5-4, in the opener of a three-game Western International League series.
A crowd of 2,514 saw Thomas belt a two-run, 375-foot homer in the third inning.
A single by Orrin Snyder, a sacrifice by winning pitcher Carl Gunnarson and Len Tran's single over second base produced the tie-breaking run in the ninth for the Caps.
Vancouver's Joe Kaney banged out two hits in three trips. Late in the game, Kaney was trapped between third and home and was injured in the rundown by Thomas. He retired to the clubhouse.
Vancouver......... 003 000 1010—5 8 1
Spokane ........... 102 000 010—4 10 2
Gunnarson and Brenner; Orphal and Shelly.
SALEM, Ore., June 14—Salem lost a 7-1 exhibition to its Coast League parents, Portland, in the only other tilt tonight.
Lou Estes Traded to Yakima Nine for Neil Bryant
YAKIMA, June 14—Lou Estes, hard-hitting Wenatchee first baseman, has been traded to Yakima and will start in the outfield for the lowly Western International League Packers tomorrow night against Bremerton.
Dick Richards, general manager of the Packers, said Yakima acquired Estes in trade for infielder Neil Bryant. Estes is hitting .314.
Jim Estrada, who batted .273 for Bremerton last year, has also been sold to the Packers and will take Bryant's place in the infield, Richards said. Estrada has been attending college this spring. His contract from purchased from the Tars.
Richards also announced the outright release of shortstop Bud Fortier, former University of Oregon star. Fortier was sent to the Packers by the San Francisco Seals of the Pacific Coast League.