WESTERN INTERNATIONAL LEAGUE
STANDINGS After games of Thursday
. . . . . . . . . Win Loss PCT GB
Bremerton ....... 39 24 .619 --
Spokane ......... 35 26 .565 3
Salem ........... 33 29 .532 5½
Victoria ........ 34 30 .531 5½
Vancouver ....... 30 30 .500 7½
Tacoma .......... 30 32 .475 8½
Yakima .......... 26 35 .426 12
Wenatchee ....... 21 40 .344 17
Stars Aid A’s in 15-2 Victory
YAKIMA, Wash., June 19 – Seven Yakima errors sandwiched in among 16 Victoria hits gave the A’s a resounding 15-2 victory over the Stars in the final contest of a three-game Western International League series here tonight. Yakima won the first two games to cop the series.
Manager Harlond Clift, committing five errors in all, bobbled three in the first inning to allow four of the five Victoria tallies. Another error in the fifth inning by Clift was costly to the Stars when the A's had another big inning and scored four runs.
Vic Mastro, playing in the left field instead of catching, was the batting star for the visitors again tonight. Mastro collected four singles in five trips to the plate, driving in two runs. Babe Jensen clouted a double and two singles and Bill White, John Cavalli and pitcher Len Kasparovitch each collected two hits.
Victoria ........... 521 140 200—15 16 0
Yakima ........... 200 000 000— 2 5 7
Kasparovich and Anske; Romple, Meister (2), Brysch (5) and Phillips.
WENATCHEE, June 19 – Rising up from 20 games in the cellar when the series started, the Wenatchee Chiefs completed their rout of the Bremerton Bluejackets with a 9-8 victory, sweeping all three games of the series from the league leaders.
Three Wenatcheee runs in the second, sparked by Nick Pesut’s two-run homer, plus five runs in the third, with both Mel Wasley and Clyde Haskell hitting two-run homers, gave pitcher Joe Vivalda an eight-run lead for half the game. Bremerton tied up the game in the eighth when Joe Gedzius hit for the circuit with Frank Volpi on base.
Siungles by Steve Andrate, Haskell and Jimmy Zinn for Wentachee broke the tie in the last of the eighth and pushed over the deciding run.
Attendance for the series was 4,345.
Bremerton ....... 000 024 020—3 13 0
Wenatchee ........ 035 000 01x—9 11 2
Johnson, Pete Barisoff (3) and Volpi; Vivalda and Pesut.
SPOKANE, June 19 – Bob Costello allowed only seven hits, and stopped Frank Mullens' hit streak at 13 games, as the Spokane Indians defeated the Vancouver Capilanos 4-2 tonight.
Levi McCormack and Herb Gorman had three hits. Gorman had a pair of doubles.
The caps scored once in the fifth as Buddy Hjelmaa tripled, scoring Lee Mohr, In the eighth, Mullens was safe on an error, moved up on an infield out and scored when Bob Stumpf singled.
Vancouver ........ 000 010 010—2 7 0
Spokane ........... 011 020 00x—4 10 4
Hedgecock and Stumpf; Costello and Bufflap.
SALEM, June 19 – The Salem Senators salvaged the final match of their three-game series with Salem's Senators whipping the Solons, 6-2, tonight behind the steady hurling of Gordon Walden. The Salems, despite five Tiger errors, could dent the plate off Waldon only in the fourth frame.
Tacoma ......... 202 001 010—6 9 5
Salem .......... 000 200 00x—2 9 0
Walden and Clifford; Wyatt and Beard.
VICTORIA, June 20 —The outright release of catcher Joe Fontaine by the Victoria Athletics was announced yesterday by Business Manager Reg Patterson. Fontaine, who was signed by the Athletics last season, attended the club’s spring training this spring and had been with the A’s since the start of the season. He has left for his home in Portland.
Dodgers Said 'Raiding’ Spokane for Other Club
SPOKANE, June 19 — A local sports writer wrote Thursday that the Brooklyn Dodgers baseball organization "is attempting to build a pennant winner at Santa Barbara at Spokane's expense."
The baseball writer, Bob Johnson, declared in a column that Spokane's Western International League team had been "raided" several good players who were sent to the class C Santa Barbara team in the California State league.
Johnson said that Brooklyn officials had agreed to give Spokane a free hand in selecting its own players when it signed a "working agreement" with the Dodger organization.