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Salem ......... 24 14 .631 —
Wenatchee ..... 24 16 .600 1
Spokane ....... 22 16 .579 2
Tacoma ........ 20 15 .571 2½
Bremerton ..... 19 18 .513 5½
Yakima......... 18 18 .500 6
Vancouver ..... 15 23 .395 9
Victoria ....... 9 31 .225 16
SALEM, June 1 — The Salem Senators maintained their one game lead in the WI league Saturday night by defeating the Vancouver Capilanos, 12 to 7, as they came from behind.
The Caps, with Alex Palica on the mound, enjoyed a 5-0 lead at one time, but Salem made is 7-6 in the seventh, then drove Palica from the hill with a six-run eighth innning.
George Vico led the Senators' attack, batting in five runs, with a two-run homer in the seventh, a double and a single. Ted Gullic was four-for-five while Dick Wenner batted in four runs.
Newcomer Lou Estes homered for Vancouver in the second inning. He had two singles as well and batted in three runs.
Palica gave up ten of the runs on ten hits and walked four to take the loss. Hess, who replaced starter Paul Soderburg in the fourth inning, got the win.
Vancouver ...... 023 010 100—7 13 1
Salem ............ 020 020 71x—12 13 1
Palica, Hedgecock (8) and Brenner; Soderburg, Hess (4) Gerkin (8) and Salmon, Kerr (9).
TACOMA, June 1 — Tacoma spotted Yakima four runs in a big second inning but came from behind later to win a 7-4 league victory. Bill Garbe opened the Yakima second with a homer. After that Bob Moore singled. Gene Thompson singled and Manager Spencer Harris hit another homer to finish the Yakima scoring for the night.
Ritchie Colombo, 17, held his opponents to four hits and shut them out the rest of the way.
The Tigers came through with a run of their own in the second, another single counter in the fifth and three more in the sixth to take the lead.
Four of the Tacoma counters were unearned, as Yakima committed four misplays.
Yakima ........... 040 000 000—4 7 4
Tacoma ......... 010 013 11x—7 9 0
Marshall and McConnell; Colombo and Kemper.
SPOKANE [Spokesman-Review, June 2]—The rapidly improving Victoria Athletics snapped Spokane's five-game winning streak at Ferris field last nigth, besting Joe Faria and his mates, 4 to 3, in a well played game. Joe Blankenship, Victoria right-hander, relieved George Babich in the second inning and limited the Indians to four hits the rest of the way to gain credit for the win.
The winners only nicked Faria for six hits, but didn't waste a one as they handed Manager Ted Norbert his first victory since taking over the team. The last-place Athletics showed much better form than before.
They jumped to a three-run lead in the first two times at bat before Spokane picked up two in the second and a single counter in the third to square the affair at three apiece. Blankenship and Faria battled right down the line until a pair of doubles in the sixth by Norbert and Beans Marionetti accounted for the winning tally.
Spokane Had Trouble.
From the time Blankenship entered the fracas with the bases full and two out in the second Spokane had trouble getting any base hits. They put together a single by Levi McCormack and a triple by Vic Picetti for the run in the third, but from there on couldn't dent home plate.
George Risk singled to open the fourth but was left on second, McCormack walked to open the fifth but second was his limit and in the sixth Jack Lohrke made it to first but that was all. Faria doubled after two were down in the eighth but was ynable to advance and Bob Paterson was safe on Bill Dunn's boot with one out in the ninth, but Blankenship got the next two easily.
Faria was a slow starter but when he got into the swing of things was tough to beat. Frank Cirimile opened the ball game by reaching first on Spokane's only error and after stealing second loped in on Ed Murphy's double. In the second Marionetti singled and stole second and Bill Dunn walked. Les Mulcahy whiffed by George Babich singled to center. Only fast fielding by Paterson kept a run from scoring, but Cirimile's base knock sent the final one across and Vic Buccola's long fly chased Dunn over.
Down In Order.
The visitors went down in order in the next three frames and then the two doubles not only wound up the scoring for Victoria, but they couldn't get another hit off Faria, either.
Marionetti was Victoria's big gun with a single and double in four tries, scoring once and driving in the winning tally. Lohrke got two singles for Spokane to pace the losers. The young third sacker, showing his usual hustle, came up with the fielding gem of the night and perhaps the season when he handled Marionetti's bunt don the line in the ninth. The drag bunt was almost perfect, but Lohrke raced in, fielded it barehanded and while still on the dead run and bent over, fired straight into Picetti's glove at first. The first baseman did a great piece of stretching to make the play a success, too.
The same two teams tangle twice today, the first game at 2 o'clock and the final game of the eight-game series tonight at 8 o'clock. Manager Mel Cole nominated George Lyden to do the hurling this afternoon with Milt Cadinha after his second victory of the season in tonight's game.
Victoria ........... 120 001 000—4 6 1
Spokane .......... 021 000 000—3 7 1
Babich, Blankenship (2) and Mulcahy, Clifford (7); Faria and Paulson.
WENATCHEE, June 1—The Wenatchee Chiefs defeated Bremerton's Bluejackets 7 to 4.
Dick Adams, Chief first baseman, had a perfect night at the plate with three for three—two home runs and a double. Curt Schmidt also homered for Wenatchee and Bill Reese hit for the circuit for Bremerton.
Bremerton ....... 010 000 021—4 10 0
Wenatchee ...... 013 102 00x—7 12 0
Medeghini and Volpi; Cronan and Pesut.
Sunday, June 3, 2007
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