W L Pct. GB
Tacoma ..... 34 21 .618 --
Bremerton .. 32 25 .561 3
Vancouver .. 26 26 .500 6½
Victoria ... 28 29 .491 7
Salem ...... 28 29 .491 7
Wenatchee .. 26 28 .481 7½
Spokane .... 25 28 .472 8
Yakima ..... 22 35 .386 12½
TACOMA, June 16—Bulky John Marshall and veteran Hub Kittle split a double-header tonight. Marshall captured the seven-inning first game as the Bremerton Bluejackets blanked Yakima, 5-0. It was the ninth straight loss for the Packers and their first whitewashing of the season.
The Bluejackets scored all five runs in the fifth inning when they reached Kittle for seven hits, including a three-run double by catcher Frank Volpi and another two-bagged by Ed Samcoff.
Kittle got his revenge in the second game. Relieving Max Strait, who got in trouble in the eighth, Kittle stopped the Tars and gained credit for the victory when the Packers rallied with two runs off Marshall in the bottom of the ninth for a 5-4 triumph. Marshall relieved Lloyd Hittle in the eighth.
Bremerton ........... 000 050 0—5 10 1
Yakima ................ 000 000 0—0 8 0
Marshall and Volpi; Kittle and Eastwood.
Bremerton .......... 000 000 040—4 7 4
Yakima ............... 000 120 002—5 14 2
Hittle, Marshall (8) and Ronning, Volpi (8); Strait, Kittle (8) and Constantino.
SALEM, June 16—One streak continued and another was broken as the Tacoma Tigers divided a double-header with Salem to remain three games ahead of Bremerton.
Jim Olson marked up his ninth straight pitching triumph for the Senators in the afterpiece, despite giving ip 12 hits, as Salem edged the Tigers, 8-5. The game brought an end to Tacoma's winning streak, which was extended to eight straight as the Tigers took the opener, 5-4.
Tacoma ........ 010 003 01—5 12 1
Salem ........... 100 011 10—4 10 0
Clary, Nicholas (7) and Hargadon, Rossi (7); Wyatt, Carr (7) and Burgher.
Tacoma ......... 012 200 000—5 12 2
Salem ............ 011 600 00x—8 16 1
Smith, Venturelli (2), Sciarra (4) and Rossi; Olson and Stumpf.
Spokane at Vancouver, rained out.
Wenatchee at Victoria, rained out.
Shortstop Added to A's Roster
VICTORIA, June 16—Reg Patterson, business manager of the Victoria Athletics, announced the signing of a new shortstop today.
Russ Walseth attended Yankees' training camp and was highly regarded by Yankees officials. He flew in today following completion of his studies at the University of Colorado.
Walseth becomes the 17th man on the A's roster, which has lacked a utility player.
Sammy Signs With Salem
SALEM, Ore., June 16—Ralph Samhammer, left-handed power-hitter who has long been in the Western International League, was signed today by Salem.
He was with Vancouver, B.C., this season, but was released because club officials felt he wanted too much money.
Samhammer will arrive here Friday to open Salem's series with Bremerton. He is now at his home in Ventura, Calif.