W L Pct. GB
Bremerton ... 67 44 .604 —
Tacoma ...... 63 48 .568 4
Victoria .... 64 51 .556 6
Spokane ..... 60 53 .531 8
Vancouver ... 54 51 .514 10
Salem ....... 50 64 .439 18½
Wenatchee ... 49 63 .438 18½
Yakima ...... 39 72 .351 28
WENATCHEE, Aug. 4—With every player in the Vancouver lineup except Frank Mullens getting at least two hits, the Capilanos hammered the Wenatchee Chiefs, 18-3.
Bill Reese batted in five Caps with a pair of doubles and as many singles.
Orrin Synder collected three hits to bat in three runs, while Len Tran was three for six. Joe Kaney, Charlie Mead and Bud Hjelmaa got two each.
Tran had the only home run in the 20-hit attack.
Winning pitcher Bob Costello rapped out a double and a single to bat in a pair of runs, and won his 14th game by scattering nine hits.
Wenatchee tossed three pitchers, a catcher and a shortstop into the hurling breach. Shortstop Neil Bryant had the best success, holding Vancouver without a run in his two-inning stint.
Vancouver ........... 501 053 401—18 20 3
Wenatchee .......... 011 000 001—3 9 3
Costello and Warren; Conover, Stenman (1), Gilson (4), Gardner (6), Bryant (8) and Dalrymple (8).
SALEM, Aug. 4—Salems' Buzz Sporer muzzled Bremerton 3-1 with three hit pitching in a seven-inning opener tonight and Hal Saltzman gave up but seven blows as Salem won the second game 8-3.
Bremerton ........ 000 001 0—1 3 1
Salem .............. 000 003 x—3 5 1
Simon and Volpi; Sporer and Burgher.
Bremerton ........ 000 200 001—3 7 3
Salem .............. 000 413 00x—8 11 0
Hittle, Pirack (6), Allen (8) and Ronning; Saltzman and Samhammer.
YAKIMA, August 4—Vince Lazor give up 15 hits in going the route for Tacoma tonight but four double plays held Yakima to two runs. Tacoma collected 18 blows off three Packer moundsmen in winning 15-2.
Hank Vallee led the Tigers, cracking out a home run, triple and single, all of which figured into the scoring.
Tacoma ......... 023 140 050—15 18 1
Yakima .......... 000 000 020—2 15 4
Lazor and Rossi; Strait, Freeman (4), Orteig (8) and Constantino.
SPOKANE, Aug. 4—For the third straight game, Victoria outhit Spokane — and lost 7-3 in the opener of a double-header, but came back to take a 12-3 decision in the second. Spokane wound up the second game with third baseman Bob Hedington pitching.
In the first game, the Indians rallied to score five runs in the fifth inning although held to six hits by a trio of Victoria hurlers. The losers again had the lead and failed to hold it for a second time. They opened the scoring in the first inning when Vic Buccola tripled and came home on Lou Kubiak's hit.
Spokane tied it in the second, but the A's forged ahead in the top of the fifth when triples by Jim Propst and Buccola and another hit by Kubiak plated two runs.
Probst weakened in the Spokane half and was replaced by Bill Harmsen with the bases loaded and one out. George Valine then tagged Harmsen's first pitch for a bases-clearing double and later scored. Propst was charged with his fourth straight loss and seventh of the season.
The A's lit on John Orphal in the nightcap for 13 hits, and scored three off him in the first inning and once in the second on Dick Morgan's home run.
Victoria ........ 100 020 0—3 9 0
Spokane ....... 010 150 x—7 6 1
Propst, Harmsen (5), Goot (6) and Recca; Holmes and Gibb.
Victoria ........ 310 001 034—12 13 0
Spokane ....... 210 000 000—3 8 1
Logue and Morgan; Orphal, Hedington (7) and Gibb.
Yankee Prexy Praises Two Victoria A's
SPOKANE, Aug. 4—Del E. Webb, vice-president of the New York Yankees, today praised two players for the Victoria Athletics in the Western International Baseball League.
Webb watched Spokane beat Victoria twice last night. The Yankees have a working agreement with Victoria.
“I liked that big Wilson out there in centre-field and the young shortstop is going to be good,” Webb said.
Archie Wilson, Victoria centre-fielder, is the league's leading hitter. Russ Walseth, 19-year-old Athletics shortstop, got one hit in six at-bats last night.
“I was really impressed with the games last night,” Webb said. “Lots of hustle, good crowd, fine spirit and nice baseball. Of course I was most interested in our boys on the Victoria club.”