WESTERN INTERNATIONAL LEAGUE STANDINGS
as of Sunday morning, May 18.
. . . . . . . Win Loss Pt GB
Bremerton .... 19 11 .633 --
Victoria ..... 19 12 .613 ½
Spokane ...... 17 12 .586 1½
Vancouver .... 17 12 .586 1½
Salem ........ 18 13 .581 1½
Tacoma ....... 14 15 .483 4½
Yakima ........ 9 22 .290 10½
Wenatchee ..... 7 23 .233 12
A's Southpaw Brilliant in Debut
VANCOUVER, May 17 - The Vancouver Capilanos and Victoria Athletics broke even in a Saturday double-header in the Western International League, the A's taking the opener, 15-1, and the Caps finishing the day with a 5-4 win on a four-run, sixth-inning barrage.
The Athletics held a 4-1 lead as the Caps came in for the sixth of the nightcap. Frank Mullens walked to start the fireworks, Bill White singled to right field with Charlie Mead slashing oiut a homer to tie the count at 4-all. Catcher Bob Stumpf clinched the game with another four-bagger.
Victoria opened with a run in the first inning, Jimmy Estrada coming home on Bill Wright's single, with the Athletics counting in the third, twice in the fourth and once again in the sixth. Bill White leading with two, including a homer in the sixth.
In the afternoon, the Athletics swamped the Caps behind the three-hit pitching of newcomer Ray Fortier, pitching his first game since coming down from the San Diego Padres. He had a one-hitter until the ninth, Mead's single in the second, when Mullens and Wright blasted hits.
The A's jumped on three Caps pitchers for ten hits in the game played in a steady downpour before 900 fans.
Jack Harshman led the Victoria attack, hitting three for six, including a homer, and batting in three runs. Johnny Hooper banged out a round-tripper and Pat Patterson a triple and a double to account for most of the damage.
Vancouver got their only run in the fourth inning when two walks, a passed ball and an infield out scored Estrada.
Victoria ............. 012 041 115—15 16 0
Vancouver ......... 000 100 000— 1 3 3
Fortier and Fontaine; Anderson, Robertson (5), Meister (9) Brenner, Stumpf (6).
Victoria .............. 001 201 000—4 9 1
Vancouver ......... 100 004 00x—5 8 2
Woop and Fontaine; Hedgecock and Stumpf.
WENATCHEE, May 17 - The Wenatchee Chiefs dropped a game to the Yakima Stars in their last place battle, 18-10, tonight, when the winners came up with ten runs in the last two innings.
Gene Thompson led the way for the Stars with two home runs, one with the bases loaded and the other with two on. Catcher Bud Phillips also hit for the circuit twice.
Yakima ......... 011 510 073—18 15 2
Wenatchee .... 130 600 000—10 13 4
Wallerstein, Brysch (2), Simon (4) and Phillips; Condon, Vivalda (4) and Winter.
Salem Presses W.I.L. Leaders
SPOKANE, May 17 - Salem Senators made the Western International League race a five-club affair tonight when they continued their recent upsurge by smothering the Indians, 18-1, to move into a virtual tie with Vancouver and Spokane for third place.
Bob Moore paced their 20-hit attack with two homers, each coming with a mate aboard. Lou Kubiak had five hits in as many trips.
Salem ............. 331 200 225—18 20 1
Spokane ........... 000 010 000— 1 6 7
Sinovic and Beard, Cook (9); Costello and Diamaria, Bufflap (9).
BREMERTON, May 17 - Tacoma Tigers further tightened the Western International League race when they edged the leading Bremerton Bluejackets, 6-5, to leave them holding a scant half-game lead over Victoria.
Tacoma ............ 002 301 000—6 10 2
Bremerton ...... 000 011 300—5 9 3
Shapley and Kuper; Marshall, Stanton (4) and Volpi.