WESTERN INTERNATIONAL LEAGUE
Standings on Wed. morning, June 18
. . . . . . . . .Win Loss Pct. GB
Bremerton ...... 39 22 .539 --
Spokane ........ 34 26 .567 4½
Salem .......... 32 28 .533 6½
Victoria ....... 33 29 .532 6½
Vancouver ...... 29 29 .500 8½
Tacoma ......... 28 31 .475 10
Yakima ......... 25 34 .424 13
Wenatchee ...... 19 40 .330 19
SPOKANE, June 17 — A screaming line drive by Frank Mullens, which got in between the right and centre fielders, scored two Caps runs to give Vancouver a 4-3 victory over Spokane tonight and their third one-run decision.
His hitting streak is now at 12 games. He is 18 for 49, batting .369 over the streak.
Mullens came up in the eighth with his team trailing 2-1 and Lee Mohr and Buddy Hjelmaa on base. He smashed what turned out to be a triple and scored on Lou Estes' single.
Bob Snyder won his seventh game and fourth straight, despite an RBI triple to Buddy Hicks in the ninth.
Vancouver ....... 000 000 130—4 6 3
Spokane ........... 010 010 001—3 8 1
Snyder and Stumpf; Werbowski, Forsyth (8) and Bufflap.
YAKIMA, Wash., June 17 — With two outs in the ninth inning and a teammate aboard, centre fielder Gene Thompson parked the first pitch over the right field wall to give the Yakima Stars a 4-3 decision in their Western International League series opener against the Victoria Athletics here tonight.
Victoria took a one-run lead in the top half of the inning when manager Ted Norbert, pinch-hitting for Leo Righetti, was walked with the bases loaded, scoring Jack Harshman.
Joe Blankenship, third A’s hurler, who pitched to only three batters, was charged with the defeat. Port-sider John Cordell was creditted with his third victory in four starts with Yakima.
A double by Bill White scoring John Hooper tied the game at one-all in the third inning. White singled again in the fifth inning to collect three hits in four at-bats.
Vic Mastro, league-leading hitter out of action the past month, returned to duty behind the plate for Victoria. He has only been used as a pinch hitter in recent games.
Victoria ........ 001 000 101 – 3 7 1
Yakima ......... 010 000 102 – 4 7 3
Hittle, Mitchell (4), Blankenship (9) and Mastro; Cordell and Phillips.
WENATCHEE, June 17 — With Chuck Cronin, who was optioned to the league trailers last week by Sacramento, hurling steady baseball, the Wenatchee Chiefs pounded out a 9-4 triumph over the Tacoma Tigers tonight.
Tommy Warner ledf the 16-hit attack for the winners with five hits in as many trips. Mel Wasley and Nick Pesut both hit for the circuit. Wenatchee received further playing strength when Jimmy Zinn, a former P.C.L. pitching star, was sent down by the parent Sacramento Solons.
Tacoma .......... 101 000 200— 4 8 3
Salem ............. 500 222 00x—11 8 1
Chetkovich, Sabutis (4) and Kuper, Clifford (7); Lazor and Beard.
Bremerton .... 100 010 002—4 9 2
Wenatchee ... 102 220 02x—9 16 1
Marshall, Barisoff (7) and Ronning; Cronin and Pesut.
Forsyth Signs With Spokane
SPOKANE, June 17 — Jim Forsyth, 175-pound right hander of the Whitman College pitching staff, Tuesday signed a contract with the Spokane Indians of the Western International league, the club's office here announced.
Forsyth has hurled four full seasons for Whitman, completing hicollege baseball eligibility there this spring.
Before leaving Walla Walla last week, Forsyth told friends that he was considering an offer. He entered school in the spring semester of 1941, playing in 1942 and 1943 before entering service.
Returning to school last fall, he played halfback for the Missionary football team, winning the Nile trophy for being the most inspirational member of the squad.
He was the leading pitcher for the Missionaries this spring, winning 10 games and losing three. In 118 innings, he gave up 86 hits, struck out 81, and walked 43.
He still has one season of foot ball eligibility left, and according to coach Nig Borleske, present interpretations of the conference regulations would allow him to play baseball.
Borleske said he understood that two members of last year's University of British Columbia basketball team had played professional football.
Graduate Manager Ivar Highberg, however, pointed out that a strict interpretation of the rules would give grounds for protest by a conference member. He said that the amateur rules of the conference are to be reviewed next year.
Forsyth indicated that he definitely planned to return to school for his degree, whether or not he signed the contract.