W L Pct GB
Salem ....... 33 18 .647 —
Wenatchee ... 34 19 .642 —
Tacoma ...... 27 19 .587 3½
Spokane ..... 28 21 .571 4
Bremerton ... 25 20 .556 5
Yakima ...... 20 27 .426 11
Vancouver ... 17 31 .341 14½
Victoria .... 12 41 .226 22
SALEM — Pete Hughes and his Victoria teammates, handed seven straight losses by the league-leading Salem Senators, broke the Solon streak in no uncertain terms Friday night, winning a 13-1 decision. The loss dropped Salem into a virtual tie for first place with Wenatchee's Chiefs, 6-3 victors over Vancouver, although the locals do hold a .005 margin in the percentage column.
Hughes got a single in the first and a double in the third to figure in two-run splurges in each frame, and climaxed the evening with a two-run homer in the eighth. In all, he drove in four runs.
Lee Fallin started for Salem but was wild and hit hard until relieved by Don Miles in the big Victoria seventh.
Joe Blankenshup went the routes for Victoria and effectively scattered eight Salem hits.
Victoria .......... 202 010 620—13 13 2
Salem ............ 000 100 000— 1 8 2
Blankenship and Clifford; Fallin, Miles (7) and Kerr.
WENATCHEE [News-Herald, June 14]—Manager Syl Johnson made his long-awaited mound debut with the baseballing Capilanos last night but Wenatchee Chiefs obviously hadn’t read his extensive major league clippings. For the Chiefs stomped on Syl and the boys in convincing fashion to notch their third straight win, 6-2, before a large hometown crowd.
Thus the Caps must take all remaining games of the seven-panelled stand—tonight’s and the Sunday double bill—to make the series a profitable one. But they won’t do it if their pitchers are treated as roughly as they were last eve.
Alex Palica drew the starting assignment on the Cap hillock and was going along right neatly until the seventh inning. He gave up only two hits, which the Chiefs managed to bunch for a second-inning score, and meanwhile our gang got to Wenatchee tosser Joe Vivalda for two runs in the fourth.
NO, NOT THAT!
Came the lucky seventh, however, and things began to happen to the Brownies. With one sack occupied, Wenatchee’s Doug Williams powdered the first pitch right out of the park, and just to rub it in, Dick Adams did the same.
Johnson took over in the eighth, but received little better treatment. He faced only five batters, and three hit safely, including Williams again, who doubled two more runs across.
In taking his ninth decision against two losses, Vivalda allowed the Caps just eight hits. Al Kretchmar collected two of these in four trips to the plate, and Jim Estrada got two for three.
Vancouver ....... 000 200 010—3 8 3
Wenatchee ...... 010 000 32x—6 9 2
Palica, Johnson (8) and Brenner; Vivalda and Fitzgerald.
Spokane at Tacoma, postponed, wet grounds.
Yakima at Bremerton, rain.
Monday, June 4, 2007
W L Pct GB