Caps Knock Off Loop Leaders
SPOKANE, Aug. 5 — Vancouver Capilanos scored three times in the ninth to come from behind to defeat the Western International league-leading Spokane Indians 8-6 tonight.
Buddy Hjelmaa collected all five walks issued by Spoke hurler Wally Kramer, while Bill Reese collected three hits.
Seattle's two latest gifts to the Caps, Paul Carpenter and Hal Saltzman, figured brightly as Carpenter knocked in the tying and winning runs with a single in the ninth, scoring Hjelmaa and Frank Mullens, who doubled. Reese then singled, scoring Carpenter.
The loop-leaders had erupted for four runs in the third on a fielder's choice, two walks, a wild pitcher and Jake Phillips' two-bagger. Four safeties in the eighth set up the local uprising, as singles by Bob Stumpf and Saltzman combined with doubles by Len Tran and Carpenter sent two runners across.
Saltzman gave up 14 hits, walked five and struck out five to pick up his first W.I.L. win.
Vancouver .. 010 020 023—6 15 0
Spokane ...... 204 002 000—8 14 0
Saltzman and Stumpf; Kramer, Forsyth (9), and O'Neill.
Late Salem Rallies Overcome A's Lead
SALEM, August 5 — Victoria Athletics, still finding the going tough on the road, dropped a heart-breaking Western International League decision tonight to the Salem Senators, 4-3.
Len Kasparovitch blew a three-run lead in the late innings to get charged with his third successive loss and 10th of the season. He has won 11.
Held scoreless by Kasparovitch until the seventh, the Senators then pulled to within one run when Lazor's single, an error, a hit batsman and a fly-out chased two runners across the plate.
Singles by Buddy Peterson and Marty Krug, Beard's double, another hit batsman and an outfield fly chased the Victoria starter in the eighth as the home club shoved over the tying and winning markers.
Victoria ..... 000 300 000—3 4 1
Salem ........ 000 000 22x—4 10 1
Kasparovich, Arnold (8) and Mastro; Lazor and Beard.
WENATCHEE, Aug. 5 —The Wenatchee Chiefs took advantage of nine bases on balls and three errors to outscore the Bremerton Bluejackets, 11-4, tonight in a Western International League game.
Lou McCollum whiffed eight and walked but two as he effectively spaced 11 hits.
Wenatchee ......... 010 210 000— 4 11 3
Bremerton ......... 200 502 20x—11 11
Lowman, Smith (7) and Volpi; McCollum and Winter.
Tacoma ........ 002 023 000— 7 9 1
Yakima ....... 203 000 24x—11 11 1
Gilson, Greenlaw (7), Greco (8) and Kuper; Ward, Brysch (6), Romple (9) and Phillips.