WESTERN INTERNATIONAL LEAGUE STANDINGS
after games of Monday
W L Pct. GB
Bremerton .. 79 60 .568 --
Spokane .... 79 61 .564 ½
Salem ...... 75 60 .556 2
Vancouver .. 74 62 .544 4½
Victoria ... 75 64 .540 5
Tacoma ..... 66 72 .478 12½
Yakima ..... 53 85 .384 25½
Wenatchee .. 50 87 .365 28
Caps Win Fourth Straight
VANCOUVER, Aug. 25 — Len Tran atoned for a third inning error that allowed three runs by doubling in Charlie Mead with the winning run in the eighth inning, as the Vancouver Capilanos went on to a 5-4 Westren International League win tonight.
Jim Hedgecock recorded his 18th victory in giving up ten hits and striking out six.
The only time he was in trouble was in the third, after the Caps took the lead in the second on singles by Mead and Bill Reese, a timely bunt by Bob Brenner and a fielder's choice. That's when three runs scored on three hits and Tran's error.
Vancouver responded with three of their own in the third. Lee Mohr, Buddy Hjelmaa, Frank Mullens and Paul Carpenter all ripped singles of Gordon Walden, Carpenter's being an infield fly that nobody was able to field. This, plus two errors and a fielder's choice, brought in the runs.
Tacoma tied it in the fifth as Pete Tedeski singled, took advantage of Guy Miller's hit and Mohr's error to round third and came home on a fly ball to centre field.
Reese and Tran rapped doubles one out apart in the eighth to give Vancouver its fourth straight win.
Tacoma ........... 003 010 000—4 10 2
Vancouver ....... 013 000 01x—5 13 2
Walden and Clifford; Hedgecock and Brenner.
Tars Hammer A's
VICTORIA, Aug. 25 — An eight-run eighth inning capped a night of scoring against the Victoria Athletics, as the front-running Bremerton Bluejackets easily won, 17-5. It was Victoria's fourth straight defeat.
Joe Blankenship fell to 9 and 12 and gave up the first seven runs in seven innings on 12 hits. Bob Jensen came in for the last two innings and was battered for four hits and four walks. Seven of the eight runs against him were unearned as brother Babe nooted a ground ball.
Allan Maul had two doubles, a triple and a single in six trips to the plate, scored five times and batted in three runs to lead the Bremerton attack.
John Marshall received credit for his 14th win in 21 decisions, though he walked eight and gave up five runs in 6 1-3 innings. Hub Kittle finished off the game.
Bremerton ........ 013 022 180-17 16 2
Victoria ........... 000 011 300—5 7 5
Marshall, Kittle (7) Volpi; Blankenship, Jensen (8) and Mastro.
Salem .......... 000 500 000—5 8 1
Spokane ....... 002 003 01x—6 11 2
Mosser and Beard; Werbowski and O'Neill.
Yakima .......... 000 120 200—5 11 4
Wenatchee .... 030 705 13x—19 19 0
Nowels, Brysch (4), Zarenitski (8), and Constantino; Vivalda and Dalrymple.
Fred Mercy Sells Yakima Stars to 3 Californians
YAKIMA, August 25 — Frederick Mercy Jr., owner of the Yakima Stars baseball club of the class B Western International league said today that the team has been sold to three Californians including Vernon Johnson, former Oakland pitcher in the Pacific Coast league.
Mercy did not disclose terms of the contract and said the sale is effective at the close of the current season, subject to approval by the league's board of directors.
The other purchasers are Richard Richards of Palo Alto, who negotiated the deal, and Monte Peyl.
Richards, manager of a semi-pro team in the San Francisco area, said "I definitely intend to keep the Western International league franchise in Yakima."
The Stars are currently in seventh place in the league, 24½ games out of first place.
Suspended Spokane Manager, Player, Will Re-Join Club
SPOKANE, Aug. 25 — Western International League president Robert Abel said tonight that Spokane manager Ben Geraghty and outfielder George Schmees, suspended Sunday for their part in an argument which resulted in a forfeited game to Salem, will be permitted to rejoin the Indians Wednesday.
Abel said the two players and first baseman Herb Gorman will be fined an amount to be determined later. Gorman was not suspended. Abel flew here from Tacoma to get first-hand information on the incident.
Ball Shaggers Go On Strike in Victoria For Pay Raise
VICTORIA, Aug. 25 — Ball and scoreboard boys went on an unorganized and almost effective strike just before game time tonight.
The young park employees confronted the business manager of the Victoria Athletics, Reg Patterson, with a demand for a 25 cent per night increase or else.
They were promptly escorted out the front gates but were far from through. Two new scoreboard boys were dispatched to the scoreboard but left under threats of violence from the would-be unionists who had taken up a station behind the fence.
Only when the pickets were sent on their way by police did the hired youngsters venture out onto the board.