WESTERN INTERNATIONAL LEAGUE
Standings after games of June 25.
. . . . . . . . .Win Loss Pct. GB
Spokane ........ 39 28 .582 --
Bremerton ...... 40 29 .580 --
Salem .......... 37 30 .552 2
Victoria ....... 37 34 .521 4
Vancouver ...... 33 33 .500 5½
Tacoma ......... 32 34 .485 6½
Yakima ......... 28 39 .418 11
Wenatchee ...... 24 43 .358 15
A’s Sweep Series
VICTORIA, June 25 – Victoria Athletics made their first series sweep of the season at Royal Athletic Park as they turned back the Yakima Stars 8-2 Wednesday night in a Western International League game called at the end of the fifth inning due to a heavy downpour.
There was an outburst during the cloudburst – six runs scored by the home team in the fifth to break a 2-2 tie.
Pat Patterson walked, stole second and was sacrificed to third. After a fly out, walks to Vic Mastro and Jack Harshman – the first intentionally – loaded the bases. Babe Jensen then drove in three runs with his second double of the night and was in turn sent home when Leo Righetti hit the Hudson's Bay sign in centre-field for another double and a $50 prize. Ray Fortier drew another free trip to first and Keith Simon was sent in to replace the hapless Jack Meister.
The final A's runs came when Patterson, up for the second time in the inning, singled in Righetti. Johnny Hooper struck out to end the game.
Fortier quelled a threat in the fourth when Gene Thompson, the league RBI leader, flied out to catcher Mastro with the bases loaded to end the inning. The Stars managed to get to him for a pair of runs to tie the game.
Yakima ...... 000 02—2 5 1
Victoria .......101 06—8 7 1
Meister, Simon (5) and Peterson; Fortier and Mastro.
Bremerton Breaks Losing Streak by Edging Chiefs
BREMERTON, June 25 – The Bluejackets broke an eight-game losing streak tonight by defeating the Wenatchee Chiefs, 8-6, in the Western International baseball league. The victory put them within a couple of fractional points of the league-leading Spokane Indians, who were rained out.
Both nines had their hitting clothes on but the Bluejackets took advantage of three Wenatchee errors.
Both teams scored twice in the eighth. Bob Williams hit a home with a mate aboard on the Wenatchee side and Al Ronning came back with a homer with one passnger for Bremerton.
Ronning’s homer, and triples by Al Maul and Bill Barisoff led the Bremerton hit barrage, while Williams with a homer, a triple and two singles was the bat star for the visitors.
Wenatchee ... 000 201 021—6 13 3
Bremerton .... 201 300 02x—8 13 0
Cronin, Frost (5) and Pesut, Sullivan and Ronning.
Salem at Vancouver, rained out.
Tacoma at Spokane, rained out.