WESTERN INTERNATIONAL LEAGUE
Standings after Thursday's Games
W L Pct. GB
Bremerton .. 80 62 .563 --
Salem ...... 77 61 .558 1
Vancouver .. 77 62 .544 1½
Spokane .... 79 65 .549 2
Victoria ... 77 65 .542 3
Tacoma ..... 66 75 .468 13½
Yakima ..... 56 86 .394 24
Wenatchee .. 52 88 .371 27
Caps Win Game in Twelfth
VANCOUVER, Aug. 28 — Thanks to the pitching of Bob Snyder, a homer by Bill Reese and timely singles by Bill Brenner and Buddy Hjelmaa, the Vancouver Capilanos shaded Bremerton, 2-1, in 12 innings and moved a 1½ games behind the first-place Bluejackets. The win was the first in a crucial six-game series that could decide the Western International League champion, with only two weeks left in the season.
Snyder ran his string of victories to six straight and his season total to 15, walking one man and giving up ten hits, most of them with two out.
Bremerton scored first and the run was unearned. Paul Carpenter let Frank Volpi's seventh-inning single go for two bases when he juggled the ball in left field. Then Hjelmaa shagged Joe Gedzius' hit, but threw the ball into the dirt and Volpi came home. Reese tied it in the bottom of the inning by lifting one that was last seen travelling toward Cambie Street.
The teams matched zeros until the twelfth when Bill Brenner opened with a single off Harry Johnston, the seventh hit of the game for the Caps. Len Tran sacrificed him to second — all for nought, as Snyder walked. Brenner went to third when Gedzius fumbled Lee Mohr's grounder before Hjelmaa rifled one into the right-field netting to end it.
Bremerton ....... 000 000 100 000—1 10 2
Vancouver ....... 000 000 100 001—2 8 2
Johnston and Volpi; Snyder and Brenner.
Jensen Looks Like Old Self
VICTORIA, Aug. 28 — Bob Jensen took over the mound with two men on and no one out in the first inning, and held the Tacoma Tigers to two runs and five hits the rest of the way for a 6-5 win by the Victoria Athletics tonight. The Western International League strikeout record-holder fanned 11.
He came in as Len Kasparovitch got into trouble early. Guy Miller led off with a sharp single then John Cavalli booted a double-play ball and everyone was safe. Paul Tedeshi singled and Kasparovitch added an error of his own as he threw low to second on Earl Kuper's easy roller. Glen Stetter then slapped another hit into left field to score the second and third runs of the inning and send Kasparovitch into the dugout for the night.
Jensen came in, forced Bob Hedington to ground into a double play and then struck out Maury Donovan.
He whiffed the side in the second and ran his successive strikeouts to six in the third inning.
A walk and a pair of singles gave the visiting nine their first run off Jensen in the fifth and Dick Greco accounted for the other when he drove a change-up over the fence.
A walk, Jack Harshman's double and Bill White's single gave the A's two runs in the second but they were trailing, 5-3, going into the eighth.
Another pass, followed by singles by White and Babe Jensen, scored one run and left runners at first and second. Greco hit Leo Righetti with a pitch and was replaced by Cy Greenlaw, who gave up a long fly to Bob Jensen to tie the game. Pat Patterson followed with a single to give Victoria its final run and the lead.
Tacoma ...... 300 010 100—5 8 2
Victoria ....... 021 000 03x—6 7 3
Greco, Greenlaw (8) and Kuper; Kasparovitch, B. Jensen (1) and Mastro.
Spokane ....... 000 000 0—0 2 2
Yakima ......... 501 003 x—7 11 0
Miller, Forsyth (3) and Bufflap; Romple and Constantino.
Spokane ......... 111 010 1 — 5 9 1
Yakima ........... 002 080 2 — 10 14 2
Werbowski, Kramer (5) and O'Neill; Simon and Constantino.
Salem .............. 202 051 110—12 15 2
Wenatchee ....... 410 150 61x—18 18 2
Anderson, Peterson (2) and Beard; Rose, Frost (3), Condon (5) and Winter.
NON-W.I.L. MINOR LEAGUE NEWS
Bush League Slugger Has Drawn 176 Walks
PHOENIX, Ariz., August 28 —Rightfielder Pete Hughes of the Phoenix Senators of the class C Arizona-Texas league was disclosed Thursday to have received 176 bases on balls to August 27, exceeding the all-time major league record of 170 set by Babe Ruth in 1923.
The 27-year-old lefthanded batter leads the league in home runs with 37 and has a batting average of .381. He has hit 35 two-baggers and seven triples and drive in 160 runs.
(Hughes would later play in the W.I.L. for Victoria)