Jonas Snaps Losing Skein
TACOMA, May 30 - It took Pete Jonas to stop the Vancouver Capilanos' losing streak ay eight games. The Canadian nine scored six times in the first inning to give Vancouver a 9-3 win over the Tacoma Tigers in the finale of a twin-bill.
Tacoma took the opener 5-3 as an error cost Vancouver's Jim Hedgecock the win.
Lee Mohr got a bunt single to start the second contest, and a combination of Tigers errors capped by Jim Estrada's single and a Jonas' bases-clearing triple gave the Caps their six-run opening gambit.
In the second inning, Lou Estes drove in Buddy Hjelmaa for another run, followed by single runs in the fourth and seventh.
Jim Hedgecock lost a heart-breaker in the opener as he had tied the game at 2-all in the sevnth with a 400-foot fly ball over the centre fielder's head, scoring Len Tran.
But in their half of the inning, the Tigers broke loose. Neil Clifford singled and pitcher Jim Morgan bunted. Mohr, covering first, dropped Hedgecock's throw, and two runners were safe. Two outs later, Bob Hedington, who had homered earlier, singled to centre, scoring Clifford, then Glenn Stetter doubled to bring in two more runs.
In the eighth, Frank Mullens walked, stole second, and scored on Charlie Mead's single, but the Caps could get no more.
Vancouver ......... 000 010 110 - 3 7 3
Tacoma .............. 000 200 30x - 5 8 2
Hedgecock and Stumpf; Morgan, Greenlaw (9) and Clifford.
Vancouver ........ 601 100 1 - 9 12 0
Tacoma ............. 003 000 0 - 3 8 3
Jonas and Stumpf; Sabutis, Gilson (5) and Morgan.
A's Bow to Kittle
BREMERTON, May 30 - Nursing a grudge after Manager Ted Norbert protested his 1-0 win here last Saturday, Hub Kittle gained another measure of satisfaction when he handed the Victoria Athletics their second straight shutout at his hands, 9-0, to give Bremerton's leading Bluejackets a split in a holiday double-header tonight.
Victoria won the first game, 3-1, after an extra inning as two home runs and steading pitching by Dick Mitchell was too much for the Tars.
Bill White homered in the second inning to create a 1-1 tie, and the two clubs were forced to the eighth inning before first baseman Jack Harshman came through with an over-the-fence wallop with a mate aboard to settle the issue.
Kittle's victory was his sixth of the season against a single loss, and stretched his record string of wins to 66. In his last appearance against the Athletics a week ago he twirled a 1-0 decision. Three of his last four triumphs have been shutouts.
Bremerton, leading the circuit by a comfortable margin, has taken 25 of its last 30 games during a protracted winning streak.
The nightcap victory was sparked by Eddie Murphy, who hit his tenth homer of the season to touch off a four-run tally in the fifth, and by Allan Maul, who pounded out a double and two singles in five trips to the plate. Murphy's round-tripper was his third in the last four days.
Victoria's three hurlers, Bill Prior, Ray Fortier and Jim Gibson, walked 15 men as their mates committed five errors. The Bluejackets has 15 men left stranded on the bases.
Victoria ......... 010 000 02 - 3 5 2
Bremerton .... 100 000 00 - 1 8 0
Mitchell and Anske; Johnston and Volpi.
Victoria .......... 000 000 000 - 0 5 0
Bremerton .... 002 042 10x - 9 7 0
Prior, Fortier (5), Gibson (6) and Fontaine; Kittle and Ronning.
Spokane .......... 002 212 0 - 7 12 1
Yakima ........... 011 000 0 - 2 5 1
Samson and Bufflap; Ward and Phillips.
Second Game (called due to curfew)
Spokane ........... 001 200 220 - 7 13 3
Yakima ............ 000 202 023 - 7 10 1
Latino and Bufflap; Strait, Brysch (8) and Phillips.
Salem ............ 104 012 0 - 8 11 1
Wenatchee .... 102 000 0 - 3 7 3
Wilson and Beard; Osborn and Pesut.
Salem .............. 001 100 210 - 5 4 3
Wenatchee ..... 230 010 01x - 7 10 1
Wyatt and Beard; Rose, Vivalda (8) and Dalrymple.