WESTERN INTERNATIONAL LEAGUE
Standings after games of Friday
W L Pct. GB
Vancouver .. 86 64 .573 --
Spokane .... 87 67 .565 1
Bremerton .. 86 68 .558 2
Salem ...... 80 68 .541 5
Victoria ... 80 68 .541 5
Tacoma ..... 71 80 .470 15½
Wenatchee .. 58 91 .389 27½
Yakima ..... 57 95 .375 30
Vancouver took a full game lead over Spokane in the Western International league's hot pennant race Friday night, but both Spokane and Bremerton retained their mathematical chances for the 1947 title.
Vancouver beat Yakima, 6-1, Spokane lost to Victoria 11-6 and Bremerton beat Salem twice, 2-1 and 9-2 to keep the championship battle a three-way affair for the final two days of play.
Vancouver, a full game ahead of Spokane, has three games left to play, while Spokane has two and Bremerton three - Bremerton is two games behind the pace-setting Canadian club. Vancouver also has the best of the schedule, finishing out its string against eighth place Yakima.
VÍCTORIA, Sept. 5—Joe Blankenship got off to a shaky start before the Victoria Athletics scored four runs in the first inning and went on to an 11-6 victory over the Spokane Indians in the first game of a season-ending three-game series.
Led by Jack Harshman, who snapped out of a slump with a home run — his 36th — a double and two singles in five trips, the A's piled up eight runs in the first three innings and then coasted in as Blankenship hurled hitless ball from the third to the ninth inning, when Spokane scored their final runs. Three Indians runs in the first inning were unearned.
Wally Kramer surrendered six runs before being pulled, and suffered the loss.
Spokane ........ 300 000 003—6 9 3
Victoria ......... 431 002 01x—11 18 1
Kramer, Latino (2) Miller (8) and O'Neill; Blankenship and Anske.
Tacoma ......... 130 000 010—5 19 0
Wenatchee .... 001 013 02x—7 12 1
Greenlaw and Clifford; Vivalda and Dalrymple.
YAKIMA, Sept. 5 - Hal Saltzman shut down the Yakima Stars on five hits and an unearned run as the Vancouver Capilanos pulled off a 6-1 win tonight to move into sole possession of the Western International League race by a game, with two days left in the season.
Frank Mullens had three of the Capilanos' 11 hits, including a double that scored two in the fourth and a single that brought in another. Len Tran doubled twice.
Rowe Wallerstein, normally a pitcher, but playing in left field, singled in Spencer Harris in the second.
Vancouver ......... 120 201 000—6 11 1
Yakima .............. 010 000 000—1 5 1
Saltzman and Stumpf; Ward and Constantino.
Bremerton ........ 100 100 0—2 5 2
Salem .............. 000 100 0 — 1 3 1
Marshall and Volpi; Diericks and Beard.
Bremerton ...... 000 400 002—6 9 0
Salem ............ 001 000 010—2 9 3
Kittle and Ronning; Anderson, Carr (4), G. Peterson (8) and Beard
Clift to Resign as Yakima Stars' Pilot
YAKIMA, Wash., Sept. 5— Harlond Clift announced Friday night he would hand in his resignation as manager of the Yakima Stars effective at the end of the season. The Stars play their final game of the W-I league season Sunday night against the league-leading Vancouver Caps.
"My plans at present are not complete," Clift said. "I expect to move to St. Louis but beyond that I have no definite plans."
Clift, who took over reins as manager of the Stars last season from Spencer Harris, played for the St. Louis Browns lor 10 years prior to returning to what he calls his "home town"— Yakima.
Angels Purchase Tedeschi, Sutak
TACOMA, Wash., Sept 5 — The Los Angeles Angels have picked Pete Tedeschi, centre fielder, and Tom Sutak, infielder, to play with the Pacific Coast League team, the Tacoma Tigers team management announced today.
Choice of Tedeschi and Sutak was made undre the terms of an agreement with permits the Coast League team to select two players from the Western International League Tacoma roster at the end of the season.
Tedeschi is a brilliant fielder and has a batting average this season of .329. Sutak's selection was a surprise, however, as he had done on the voluntary retired list in order to continue his teaching job.