WESTERN INTERNATIONAL LEAGUE STANDINGS
after games of July 30
. . . . . .. Win Loss Pct. GB
Spokane .... 63 44 .596 --
Bremerton .. 63 45 .583 ½
Salem ...... 60 44 .570 1½
Victoria ... 59 51 .536 5½
Tacoma ..... 55 54 .505 9
Vancouver .. 51 54 .486 11
Yakima ..... 41 64 .390 21
Wenatchee .. 35 73 .324 28½
Mullens' Big Bat Whips Wenatchee
VANCOUVER, July 30 - Frank Mullens drove in seven runs, hitting four for five, including two home runs and a double, and made a miraculous one-handed catch as the Vancouver Capilanos picked up a fifth straight win, 15-9 over Wenatchee tonight.
The Chiefs jumped out to a 5-0 lead in the first inning, taking Bob Snyder out of the game after only a third of an inning as he gave up five hits, and all of the runners scoring. Buddy Hjelmaa smashed a four-bagged in the bottom of the inning.
Wenatchee tried for more runs in the second, as Les Dalrymple cracked a line-drive with the bases loaded which looked like a sure, three-run double. But Mullens started running back toward the wall in the left-centre, leaped into the air, twisted his back toward the plate and gloved the ball with his eyes blinded by the sun. That ended the inning.
The play perhaps inspired the Vancouver bats, as they swung hard off starter Chuck Cronin and reliever Bob Frost in the bottom of the second to score six runs. Mullens smashed a three-run homer to end the rally and give the Caps a 7-5 lead.
His second home run was a two-run shot in the fourth inning. He doubled in the fifth with the bases loaded for two more runs.
Ron Bryant got the win with 8 2-3 innings, giving up 14 hits. He walked one and struck out five. Frost took the loss, giving up ten runs, eight earned, on 13 hits in 6 2-3 innings.
Wenatchee ....... 500 111 100— 9 19 1
Vancouver ....... 180 280 00x—15 16 4
Cronin, Frost (2) and Dalrymple; Snyder, Bryant (1) and Brenner.
Stars Win Series Decider
VICTORIA, July 30 - Five fielding bobbles were responsible for four unearned runs as the Yakima Stars defeated the Victoria Athletics 7-3 tonight to take their three-game series, two games to one.
The Stars scored an unearned tally in the first inning. Victoria came right back to take the lead with two runs on walks to Pat Patterson and Vic Mastro, and singles to John Hooper, Bill White and John Cavalli. White put an untimely end to the inning when he rounded third on Cavalli's hit and became an easy out.
Yakima tallied two earned runs in the sixth but the A's tied it again in their half when Bud Phillips and Spencer Harris came up with succesive errors and Cavalli singled the runs over.
Three unearned runs off Len Kasparovitch sewed it up in the eighth as Mastro came up with two bobbles and Babe Jensen left a ground ball go through at third base for a third error. White was out at second trying to stretch a single into a double in the home half of the inning to again bring a rally to a halt.
Yakima ....... 100 002 031—7 9 3
Victoria ....... 200 001 000—3 9 5
Ward and Constantino; Kasparovitch and Mastro.
Salem ............... 000 000 001—1 6 2
Tacoma ........... 000 090 00x—9 11 1
Anderson, Sinovic (5) and Beard, Mohler (6); Chetkovich and Kuper.
First game, 7 innings:
Spokane 000 000 0—0 2 2
Bremerton 200 001 x—3 5 0
Latino and O'Neill; Kittle and Volpi.
Spokane ......... 202 003 020—9 15 0
Bremerton ..... 120 004 000—7 10 3
Costello, Forsyth (2), Miller (6) and O'Neill; Lowman, P. Barisoff (6) and Volpi.