WESTERN INTERNATIONAL LEAGUE STANDINGS
Bremerton 50 34 .595 --
Spokane 47 34 .580 1½
Victoria 47 39 .547 4
Salem 43 38 .531 5½
Tacoma 41 42 .492 8½
Vancouver 38 42 .475 10
Yakima 34 45 .430 18½
Wenatchee 28 54 .341 21
Athletics Mark Fifth Straight Win
VANCOUVER, July 7 - The Victoria Athletics, who now rate as serious contenders for the Western International League pennant, ran their longest winning streak of the season to five games at they handed Vancouver Capilanos their eighth straight setback here tonight, 6-5, in the opener of a week-long series.
Len Kasparovitch went the distance for the winners and doled out 11 hits to mark up his seventh straight mound triumph, giving him a record of ten wins and six setbacks for the season.
Second baseman Leo Righetti was the hitting star for the A's, batting in four runs with a homer and an outfield fly, which accounted for the winning run in the ninth inning.
Victoria opened the scoring in the second inning when singles by Babe Jensen and John Cavalli were followed by Righetti's circuit smash. The A's stretched their lead to 4-0 in the third when John Hooper singled, adavnced on an infield out, and scored on Jensen's single to left.
Catcher Vic Mastro collected their fifth run in the sixth when he singled, advanced to third on another base blow and scored on a long fly. Athletics won the game in the top half of the ninth when Cavalli tripled to left and scored on Righetti's fly.
Vancouver was kept in the game by the solid hitting of Frank Mullens, who batted in four runs.
The teams were even after a peculiar seventh inning.
The Caps had two in, two on and nobody out with Lou Estes at bat. Estes started to bunt at a ball but pulled his bat back and umpire Marty Slavich called a ball. Victoria manager Ted Norbert and five other Athletics were quick to make a loud beef. After a lengthy dispute, Slavich reversed his decision and called a strike. That brought Cap manager Bill Brenner charging from the dugout to complain. Brenner and two other Caps hemmed Slavich in, and after furious debate, the call was switched back.
Kasparovitch was pulled out of his spot a moment later when Buddy Hjelmaa was caught by shortstop Cavalli with the old hidden ball trick.
Brenner protested the call, claiming there were two balls in play at the same time and, when he got nowhere, he announced that the game was being played under protest.
Victoria ............. 031 001 001—6 9 0
Vancouver ......... 001 020 200—5 11 0
Kasparovitch and Mastro; Gunnarson and Brenner.
Five Runs 8th Give Tigers Late Win
BREMERTON, July 7 - Tacoma Tigers, bouncing back off the ropes after a disasterous series wiuth the Victoria Athletics, tonight upset the league-leading Bremerton Bluejackets, 6-5, in the first game of a week-long series.
The Tigers, handcuffed by Joe Sullivan, ex-big league southpaw, for seven innings, broke through for five runs in the eighth to snatch victory.
Tacoma ..... 000 100 050 - 6 10 2
Bremerton ... 020 001 200 - 5 10 2
Greenlaw, Walden (8) and Clifford; Sullivan and Volpi.
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