WESTERN INTERNATIONAL LEAGUE STANDINGS
.. . . . . . Win Loss Pct. GB
Spokane .... 64 43 .598 --
Bremerton .. 62 44 .585 1½
Salem ...... 60 43 .583 2
Victoria ... 59 50 .541 6
Tacoma ..... 54 54 .500 10½
Vancouver .. 50 54 .581 11½
Yakima ..... 40 64 .385 22½
Wenatchee .. 35 72 .327 29
Fourth Straight Win for Caps
VANCOUVER, July 29 - Bill Reese greeted John Day, fresh down from Sacramento via Oregon State College, for a three-run homer in the third inning as the Vancouver Capilanos went on to a 9-3 win over the Wenatchee Chiefs at Capilano Stadium tonight.
The blow gave the Caps a 6-0 lead.
Frank Mullens added a two-run homer off the right field screen in the fourth inning. He also batted in a run in the first inning when the Caps went up 2-0.
Jim Hedgecock was nursing a shutout until the seventh inning when the Chiefs got all their runs on two walks and a single. Hedgecock finished with an eight-hitter, striking out seven, to pick his 12th win against seven losses.
Wenatchee ........ 000 000 300—3 8 3
Vancouver ......... 204 200 01x- 9 9 1
Day, Condon (7) and Dalrymple; Hedgecock and Brenner.
Pinch Homer Gives Stars a 9-8 Victory
VICTORIA, July 29 - Harlond Clift, not so many years ago an American League all-star third baseman, proved tonight he still wields a dangerous bat, as he hit a pinch home run in the ninth inning to give Yakima a 9-8 victory tonight over the Victoria Athletics.
The two-run homer came off Joe Blankenship. The A's had announced prior to the game it would stage a special night for Blankenship next month.
A Victoria rally in the ninth fizzled. Vic Mastro lined out, Jack Harshman singled, and then Babe Jensen bashed one off the centre-field fence which was hit so hard, it only went for a single. But Jensen didn't realise that as he made a big turn for second and couldn't get back to first without being tagged out. Jack Cavalli flied to deep left, which would have easily scored Harshman if Jensen had not been tagged out moments earlier. Instead, the fly ball ended the game.
Bill Woop started for the A's and left in the seventh with two runners aboard and behind 6-4. Jim Arnold came on and struck out two batters, but was replaced by Blankenship in the following inning after giving up a pair of hits and a walk with two out.
Jack Harshaman's bases-loaded triple put Victoria ahead for the first time in the sveenth and Jensen followed with a triple in the eighth to make it 8-6.
The Stars made it 8-7 when Arnold went to the showers and then won it in the ninth on Clift's blow.
Bud Phillips had four hits, including a homer, and four RBIs for the winners.
Yakima ... 021 020 112—9 15 1
Victoria ... 010 102 400—8 15 0
Wallerstein, Brysch (7), Strait (9) and Constantino; Woop, Arnold (7), Blankenship (8) and Mastro.
BREMERTON, July 29 - Bremerton cut Spokane's lead to a game and a half with a 10-3 victory behind lefty Joe Sullivan's five-hit pitching in a Western International League game tonight.
Sullivan, a former major leaguer, pitched no-run, no-hit ball for the first six innings, facing only 15 men in their first five frames.
Spokane 000 000 120— 3 5 2
Bremerton 031 114 00x—10 13 2
Samson, Spitzer (6), Miller (6) and O'Neill, Martin (7); Sullivan and Volpi.
TACOMA, July 29 - Portsider Wandell Mossor allowed only four hits and fanned ten as Salem Senators defeated the Tacoma Tigers, 6-4, tonight in a Western International League game.
Bunching three hits and a walk with an error, the Tigers scored all their runs in the third inning.
Salem ........ 010 201 020—6 8 1
Tacoma ..... 004 000 000—4 4 1
Mossor and Beard; Walden and Kuper.
NON W.I.L. NEWS.....
Seals Will Purchase Negro Baseball Star
SAN FRANCISCO, July 29 —Charles H. Graham, president of the San Francisco Seals of the Pacific Coast baseball league, announced Tuesday he had authorized "preliminary negotiations" for the purchase of negro Outfielder Sam Jethro of the Cleveland Buckeyes.
Graham named Abe Saperstein, promoter of the negro all-star baseball game in Chicago, as his special representative on the prospective deal which, if consummated, will bring the first negro player into the Coast circuit.
Jethro, in his early twenties, is leadoff man for the Cleveland club and leads the negro major leagues in stolen bases. He is a left-handed hitter.
(Note - no blacks were in the W.I.L. at this point).