WESTERN INTERNATIONAL LEAGUE STANDINGS
after games of July 17
. . . . . . .Win Loss Pct. GB
Bremerton .. 56 38 .596 --
Spokane .... 54 38 .587 1
Salem ...... 52 39 .571 2½
Victoria ... 53 45 .541 5
Tacoma ..... 46 48 .489 10
Vancouver .. 44 49 .473 11½
Yakima ..... 36 54 .400 19
Wentachee .. 31 61 .337 24
A's Register Win for Mitchell
VICTORIA, July 17 — Dick Mitchell handed the league-leading Bremerton Bluejackets their 17th road loss in their last 18 games as the Victoria Athletics won their third straight, 7-1 tonight.
Mitchell mixed his curve and a high fastball to allow only seven hits. He walked three and struck out three. A low throw to shortstop Johnny Cavalli on what should have been the third out allowed the only Bremerton run in the sixth.
The A's got to Harry Johnston early, as Pat Patterson opened the Victoria half of the first with a walk, went to second on a ground out, and scored on Bill White's double. One out later, Jack Harshman walked, then Babe Jensen and Cavalli singled to score a pair.
Patterson scored again in the fifth when he walked, moved to second on a sacrifice and was waved all the way when second baseman Charlie Bushong knocked catcher Frank Volpi's overthrow down by tossing his glove.
Vic Mastro hit his seventh home run in the seventh and the final two runs crossed the platter in the eighth on a lucky break when John Hooper's high lift to left field got lost in the lights and fell for a double. It scored Patterson, who had walked for a third time.
Bremerton ......... 000 001 000—1 7 1
Victoria ............. 300 010 12x—7 10 1
Johnston and Volpi; Mitchell and Mastro.
Tacoma Boots One for Caps
VANCOUVER, July 17 — Vancouver Capilanos, aided by three Tacoma errors, for the second straight night pushed the winning runs over in the last half of the ninth to edge out the Tigers, 12-11, in a Western International League game here tonight.
Trailing 11-10 in the last of the ninth, manager Bill Brenner, who rapped out a homer earlier in the seventh, started the winning rally with a single to left field.
Then the comedy of errors began. Len Tran tried to sacrifice but a miscue by third baseman Bob Hedington left him safe on first. Then pitcher Jim Hedgecock followed with an intended sacrifice and this time pitcher Gordon Walden booted it.
With the bases loaded, Leon Mohr lined a pitch down the first base line and Tiger first baseman Maury Donovan promptly heaved it over catcher Earl Kuper, allowing Vancouver to score the tying and winning runs.
Hedgecock got the win, despite coming on in the fourth inning to replace Larry Manier in his first home start and giving up a three-run homer to Roy Paton.
Hedgecock shut down an eighth inning rally that began when Paton singled with one out off Buddy Hjelmaa's glove. He struck out Kuper, then consecutive errors by Buddy Hjelmaa allowed Donovan and Hedington to reach base. Dick Greco struck out looking for a knuckleball and Hank Bartolomei grounded weakly to Mohr at second for the force out to end the inning.
Tacoma ........... 303 320 000—11 13 5
Vancouver ...... 101 041 212—12 17 3
Greenlaw, Walden (8) and Kuper; Manier, Hedgecock (4) and Brenner.
Yakima ......... 000 000 001—1 5 3
Spokane ........ 400 005 00x—9 14 2
Nowels, Wallerstein (1), Brysch (7) and Phillips; Costello and O'Neill.
Salem ............. 100 040 004—9 17 3
Wenatchee ...... 005 000 010—6 13 2
Anderson, Sinovich (4) and Beard; Vivalda, Cronin (8), Osborn (9) and Dalrymple.
Expect 1,000,000 W.I.L. Attendance
TACOMA, July 17 — Western International League games during the first half of the campaign, including July 4th double-headers, drew a total of 514,036 paid admissions, it was announced today by Robert B. Abel, president of the circuit.
The figure, considered remarkable in view of numerous postponements because of rain during June, indicated the league attendance total for the season may reach a million, Abel said.