WESTERN INTERNATIONAL LEAGUE STANDINGS
after games of July 25
. . . . . . .Win Loss Pct. GB
Spokane .... 60 41 .594 --
Bremerton .. 60 43 .583 1
Salem ...... 59 43 .578 1½
Victoria ... 57 49 .538 5½
Tacoma ..... 53 50 .515 8
Vancouver .. 48 54 .471 12½
Yakima ..... 39 62 .386 21
Wenatchee .. 35 69 .337 26½
Last-Place Chiefs Make things Tough
WENATCHEE, July 25 — Wenatchee's last place Chiefs tonight came close to sending Victoria's contending Athletics down to a double defeat in a W.I.L. double-header tonight but the Canadian nine rallied to take the second encounter, 7-4, after losing the opener, 4-2. Both games were seven innings by agreement.
Joe Blankenship, right-handed relief ace, chalked up his eighth win in the second fixture as he held the home club to a lone run after taking over from Bill Rose in the third with Victoria behind, 3-2.
Athletics took a 2-0 lead in the second when Leo Righetti hit a home run with a mate aboard but Wenatchee went ahead in the third and added another run to their lead in the fifth when Bob Williams hit for the circuit.
A three-run rally in the sixth put Victoria ahead. Singles Pat Patterson, John Hooper and Vic Mastro and a double by Bill White accounted forn the scoring. Patterson's home run followed a double by Righetti in the seventh as the visitors made the result more certain.
In the opener, manager Chuck Cronin won the decision from Victoria ace Len Kasparovitch, who was tagged for his eighth loss as a final-inning rally fell short.
Cronin struck out nine and walked none as he limited Victoria to four hits in the first six innings. White's home run was the only Victoria tally at that time.
In the seventh with two out, John Cavalli homered and Righetti and Ted Norbert, in a pinch-hitting role, singled but Cronin forced Patterson to ground out to retire the side.
Victoria ........... 000 100 1—2 7 3
Wenatchee ..... 013 020 x— 4 8 0
Kasparovich and Mastro; Cronin and Dalrymple.
Victoria .......... 020 003 2 —7 9 1
Wenatchee ..... 012 010 0 —4 5 0
Rose, Blankenshlp (1) and Mastro; McCollum, Osborne (6) and Dalrymple.
SALEM — The Vancouver Capilanos snapped out of a slump to cool the hot Salem Senators with a twin setback, 6-0 and 2-1, at Waters Field, as Carl Gunnarson and Peter Jonas came up with stirling pitching efforts.
Gunnarson gave up two harmless singles. He also lead off the sixth inning with a triple. This was followed by doubles by Lee Mohr and Buddy Hjelmaa, Lou Estes' walk, a triple by Charlie Mead, a single by Bill Reese and Len Tran's double to bring in five runs.
Jonas wasn't quite as effective. Three consecutive singles and an outfield fly gave him a 2-0 lead in the third, but when Jonas took the mound in the bottom half, he held the Senators to five hits, one of them a solo homer to Joe Skeber.
Vancouver ....... 100 005 0—6 8 1
Salem ............... 000 000 0—0 2 0
Gunnarson and Stumpf; Sinovic and Beard.
Vancouver ..... 002 000 000—2 6 1
Salem ............. 001 000 000—1 5 1
Jones and Brenner; Peterson, Sporer (8) and Kerr.
SPOKANE, July 25 — The Tacoma Tigers celebrated 'Levi McCormack Night' by edging the league-leading Spokane Indians, 4-3, in a keen mound duel between Gordon Walden and Samson.
A near-record crowd of over 8,000 turned out to honour the Indian outfielder who survived the fatal bus crash last year, and presented him with a new Buick in a home-plate presentation. McCormack then singled in the first Spokane runs.
Tacoma ........... 030 010 000—4 9 0
Spokane .......... 300 000 000—3 6 1
Walden and Kuper; Samson and O'Neill.
YAKIMA, July 25 — The Bremerton Bluejackets jumped back into second place as they twice measured the Yakima Stars, 9-3 and 8-4, in a Western International League double-header.
Bremerton ..... 024 020 1 —9 9 2
Yakima ........... 000 100 2—3 6 3
P. Barisoff and Ronning; Cordell and Constantino.
Bremerton ..... 022 132 000—8 12 1
Yakima ........... 000 020 110—4 9 3
Johnson and Volpi; Wallerstein and Constantino.
Caps Add Players
VANCOUVER, July 26 - Capilanos business manager Bob Brown announced today the acquisition from the parent Seattle Rainiers of Hal Saltzman, a strong right-handed pitcher and Paul Carpenter, a heavy-hitting outfielder, on option. Carpenter is on a 24-hour recall. The pair should arrive in Salem today.
Carpenter will take Lou Estes' right-field berth.
NON-WIL MINOR LEAGUE NEWS
Bakersfield Team Scores 18 Runs in One Inning
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. —The Bakersfield Indians of the California league laid claim Saturday to what they be a modern high (since 1900) for runs scored in one inning by a team in organized professional baseball.
Tbe Indians scored 18 runs in the sixth Friday night to defeat Modesto 20-18.
The Modern major league record is 34, shared by the 1920 New York Yankees and the 1922 Chicago Cubs. The Pacific Coast League record is 16, set by Salt Lake in 1933.
- Saturday, July 26, 1947