W L Pct. GB
Tacoma ..... 49 31 .613 --
Bremerton .. 49 33 .598 1
Victoria ... 45 37 .549 5
Vancouver .. 40 35 .533 6½
Spokane .... 42 39 .519 7½
Wenatchee .. 35 46 .432 14½
Salem ...... 33 49 .393 17
Yakima ..... 29 52 .358 20½
VICTORIA, July 7—The Victoria Athletics overcame a 7-0 deficit after three innings to score a 10-7 triumph over the Bremerton Bluejackets tonight at Royal Athletic Park.
Frank Logue replaced Bill Harmsen in the third inning and gave up a run, then shut the door the rest of the way.
Harmsen got roughed up in the first inning. That's when Bremerton catcher Al Ronning put the Tars ahead with a grand-slam homer run, after an intentional pass to Bill Barisoff.
Victoria started pecking away at starter John Marshall in the fourth when three hits produced two runs. Jack Palmer homered off him in the fifth after a double-play, and Russ Walseth's fly to right field produced a run in the sixth.
The A's then struck for five in the seventh inning. Barisoff misplayed Charlie Balassi's roller at third base for an error, Lou Kubiak and Palmer singled for a run and Marshall was replaced with John Conant, who gave up a walk to Archie Wilson to load the bases. Babe Jensen picked this occasion for his third home run of the season.
The game was marred by a collision between Lyle Palmer and Eddie Murphy, Bremerton outfielders, in the eighth. They ran into each other at full speed in a fruitless attempt to get Jensen's ball heading over the fence. Both were knocked cold and Palmer was taken to hospital for x-rays.
Bremerton ......... 511 000 000—7 9 2
Victoria ............. 000 211 51x—10 14 1
Marshall, Conant (7) and Ronning; Harmsen, Logue (3) and Morgan.
WENATCHEE, July 7—Shutting off two late-inning rallies, in which Salem twice loaded the bases, Wenatchee Chiefs defeated the Senators 6-2 in a Western International League contest here tonight. The win gives the Chiefs a 2-1 edge in the series.
Salem ............... 000 100 010—2 8 0
Wenatchee ........ 100 121 01x—6 9 1
Peterson, Sporer (8) and Stumpf; McCollum and Gardner.
SPOKANE, July 7—Yakima Packers outhit, but failed to outscore Spokane Indians tonight and lost a Western Interntional League contest, 5-2. It was the third Spokane win in four games.
Yakima ........... 000 000 020—2 12 2
Spokane ......... 000 200 21x—5 9 2
Ford and Constantino; Orphal and Sheely.
Tacoma at Vancouver, postponed, wet grounds.
Kittle Defiant in Fight Talk
SPOKANE, July 7—The Yakima Packers don't like the basement of the Western International League and don't intend to stay there.
"The Packers will be out of the cellar and climbing in less than two weeks," Manager Hub Kittle told the Spokane Sportswriters and Broadcasters' Association today.
Dick Richards, one of the Packers' owners, attributed part of the club's misfortune during the season to the fact it has many young and inexperienced player.
To Pay W.I.L. $50
TACOMA, July 7—Robert B. Abel, president of the Western International League, said today he had fined Richard Richards, Yakima Club President, $50 for "abusive language" directed at Umpires Frank Dehaney and Jerry Mathieu in a recent game.