W L Pct GB
Wenatchee ..... 78 50 .609 —
Salem ......... 70 56 .556 7
Bremerton ..... 66 54 .550 8
Tacoma ........ 70 58 .547 9
Yakima ........ 61 63 .492 15
Vancouver ..... 54 69 .439 21½
Spokane ....... 51 66 .436 21½
Victoria ...... 46 80 .365 31
VICTORIA—Unable to hit in the clutches, Vancouver Capilanos went down to a close 6-5 defeat at the hands of the Victoria Athletics Monday night in the opener of a five-game series between the two Canadian entries in the Western International League.
Vancouver's hard-hitting batting order found Pee Wee Bass no puzzle and picked up single runs in the second, third, fourth and fifth innings and one more off Joe Blankenship in the sixth, but left 11 runners stranded through the first six innings.
The Athletics counted all their runs in two big innings, then held on for the win.
Ed Murphy's triple in the third was followed by Frank Cirimele's single, doubles by Bob Cherry and Beans Marionetti, and a costly error by first baseman Ray Orteig on a high ball behind the mound to account for four Victoria runs. Final tallies for the winners came in the fourth when Bass walked, and Murphy and Cirimele singled to load the bags. Outfield flies by Cherry and Hughes sent two runners in from third.
Feature of the contest was the clouting of Al Kretchmar and Reg Clarkson, Caps second baseman and centre fielder, respectively. The former cracked out three doubles and a pair of singles in five trips, while Clarkson tripled, doubled and singled in five appearances.
There was a little trouble before the game started. Failure of the league's umpires to show up forced the teams to nominate one player apiece, Ronnie Bryant of the Caps and Bob Jensen of Victoria, to handle calls on the bases.
Vancouver ....... 011 111 000—5 13 3
Victoria ........... 004 200 00x—6 11 1
Snyder and Brenner; Bass, Blankenship (5) and Stumpf.
YAKIMA, Aug. 28—The Yakima Stars outscored the Spokane Indians 12-9 tonight to take their sixth win in their current Western International League series against two losses.
Fritz Romple was credited with his seventh victory against no defeats, but had to call on Jerry Bohnen in the seventh inning to finishe out the game on the mound.
Spokane ........ 012 013 101— 9 12 6
Yakima .......... 002 233 20x—12 11 2
Collins, Sadlish (7) and Varrelman; Romple, Bohnen (7) and Gibb.
(only games scheduled)
Saturday, June 9, 2007
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