WESTERN INTERNATIONAL LEAGUE STANDINGS
after games of July 16
. . . . . . . Win Loss Pct. GB
Bremerton ... 56 37 .602 --
Spokane ..... 53 37 .589 1½
Salem ....... 51 39 .567 3½
Victoria .... 52 45 .536 6
Tacoma ...... 46 47 .495 10
Vancouver ... 43 49 .467 12½
Yakima ...... 36 53 .404 18
Wenatchee ... 31 60 .341 24
Woop Hurling Highlights Win
VICTORIA, July 16 — Terrific relief pitching by Bill Woop and a late inning rally by his teammates gave the Victoria Athletics an 9-8 win over the Bremerton Bluejackets in Western International League baseball tonight.
Woop, who pitched eight scoreless relief innings at Bremerton on Sunday, retired 18 Tars in order after walking the first two batters when he took over from Joe Blankenship in the fourth.
He gained his 10th win in 20 decisions.
Jim Arnold opened for the A's but ran into serious trouble in the fourth after allowing a run in the first. A walk to Ed Murphy, a single by Jim Estrada and Joe Gedzius's home run brought in Blankenship.
He managed to retire two men but Hooks DeVaurs singled, Charlie Bushong was nicked by a pitch and Al Maul walked to load the bags. Scratch hits by Bill Barisoff and Murphy brought in three more runs and Woop. He walked Gedzius and Estrada to force in a seventh run before shutting down the Bluejackets.
The A's got three runs in their half without a hit. John Marshall filled the bags with walks. An infield out and a wide throw by Gedzius plated the trio. John Hooper's triple followed a walk to Pat Patterson to add a single run in the fifth.
The A's tied the score in the eighth when Bill White and Vic Mastro singled and Jack Harshman walked. A force-out at second base scored a run, then Johnny Cavalli, who celebrated his 25th birthday, brought the crowd to its feet by taking Marshall's first pitch for his 13th home run.
Victoria broke the tie in the ninth when White reached on a fielder's choice and Mastro slashed a double into right field.
Bremerton .....100 700 000—8 8 1
Victoria ......... 000 310 041—9 10 3
Marshall, Kittle (8) and Volpi; Arnold, Blankenship (4), Woop (4) and Mastro.
Caps Edge Tigers in Wild Slugfest
VANCOUVER, July 16 — Vancouver Capilanos scored 11 runs in the fifth inning here tonight, but still had to push over a run in the last half of the ninth to edge Tacoma Tigers, 13-12, in a wild slugfest.
Lee Mohr singled into centre field, his fourth hit of the night, stole second and took third on a wild pitch by Pete Sabutis. Buddy Hjelmaa promptly popped a single over first sacker Maury Donovan's head and won the game.
The Tigers had a chance to win it in the top of the ninth. Bob Hall surrendered to a double to Hank Bartolomei, then Neil Clifford singled. Jim Hedgecock was brought in to relieve and got Sabutis on a slow roller, Gene Clough on a meek pop-up and struck out Guy Miller on slow curves and knuckleballs.
The Tigers had scored four in the eighth to tie the game, highlighted by Donovan's two-run homer and a solo shot by Bob Hedington. It was Hedington's third homer of the night and brought in his fifth run of the evening.
Seven home runs were clouted over the short fences at Capilano Stadium. Hall smacked one. So did Len Tran and Charlie Mead in the big fifth inning, when they swatted seven hits off veteran knuckleballer Buck Tinsley and reliever Mitch Chetkovich.
Tacoma .........301 004 040—12 15 4
Vancouver .... 001 0(11)0 001—13 15 2
Tinsley, Chetovitch (6), Sabutis (6) and Clifford; Hall, Hedgecock and Stumpf.
Salem .......... 024 100 021—10 9 2
Wenatchee .... 040 015 02x—12 16 0
Peterson, Sinovic and Beard; Rose, Frost (3), McCollum (8) and Pesut.
First game: (7 innings)
Yakima ....... 000 142 2—9 11 0
Spokane ....... 020 132 0—8 11 2
Strait, Wallerstein (4), Romple (5), Cordell (6) and Phillips; Forsyth and Bufflap.
Yakima ......... 201 010 101— 6 13 3
Spokane ........ 200 152 00x—10 9 3
Meister, Brysch (6) and Constantino; Kramer and O'Neill.