W L Pct GB
Salem ......... 18 10 .643 —
Wenatchee ..... 17 11 .607 1
Spokane ....... 17 12 .586 1½
Yakima ........ 15 12 .556 2½
Tacoma ........ 14 12 .538 3
Bremerton ..... 12 15 .444 5½
Vancouver ..... 11 18 .379 7½
Victoria ....... 7 21 .250 11
BREMERTON — Saving its punch for the late innings, Salem clustered its runs Thursday night for an 8 to 6 victory over Bremerton in their Western International league clash, pounding out two home runs in the process.
The two second basemen led the hitting, each with three blows in five trips. They are Lou Kubiak of Salem and Frank Plouf of Bremerton.
Salem already had a 5-1 lead when Ted Kerr opened the eighth with a homer, but Dick Wenner poled another with a man on base in the same frame.
Salem ............ 000 113 030—8 13 4
Bremerton ...... 100 000 050—6 9 5
Gerkin and Kerr; Pintar, Federmeyer (9) and Paglia.
VANCOUVER, May 23 — A wild sixth inning that produced three runs and saw Manager Mel Cole ejected from the game gave Spokane Indians the margin for a 4-2 victory over Vancouver Capilanos and evened their series at two-all.
Vancouver was leading 2-1 at the time. Doubles by Jack Lohrke and Marty Martinez and a single by Levi McCormack provided two tallies in the top half of the sixth. Bob Paulson came to the plate and lined one over the fence but it was called foul. Cole disputed the decision and then argued hotly when Paulson's next hit down the third base line was also called foul. The umpire ordered him out of the game before reversing the decision and calling it fair. Vancouver manager Syl Johnson then said he was playing the game under protest.
[WILfan notes: Lohrke and Martinez each doubled twice for Spokane].
Spokane ......... 100 003 000—4 11 2
Vancouver ...... 110 000 000—2 7 1
Cadinha and Paulson; Hedgecock and Spurgeon.
YAKIMA — Tacoma weathered a shaky ninth inning to defeat the Yakima Stars 9 to 7 in a Western International baseball game.
After scoring four runs to overcome a first-inning Yakima one-run lead, Tacoma led 9-4 in the ninth. The Stars filled the bases and Francis Sostre was sent in for Harold Jungbluth. He walked three runs across the plate and one batter was retired before he lightened up and struck out two more Star batters. The game ended with the bases loaded.
Tacoma ......... 040 102 002—8 14 2
Yakima .......... 100 002 013—7 8 2
Jungbluth, Sostre (9) and Kemper; Strait, Ward (7) and McConnell.
VICTORIA, May 23 — The luckless Victoria Athletics sank deeper into last place in the league when they succumbed for a third straight night at the hands of Wenatchee Chiefs by a lopsided 18-3 score.
Chiefs ahead, 7-2, going into the eighth inning, came up with an 11-hit barrage and ten big markers in that one frame to solidly trounce the lowly Athletics.
Little Eddie Greene, who was unable to find the plate in Tuesday's game, came back Thursday night and pitched six-hit ball for the visitors.
Dick Conover, A's southpaw, pitched good ball through seven innings, striking out 13, but was unable to hold off the rampaging Chiefs in the eighth.
Every member of the Wenatchee batting order punched out at least one safety, with Greene, and Eddie Fitzgerald, his batterymate, each clouting the ball out of the park.
The Athletics were unable to do much wiuth the effective offerings of Greene, as they counted single runs in the first, fifth and ninth innings. Only one of the six hits he surrendered went for extra bases, a double by Ed Murphy.
Wenatchee ........ 040 003 0(10)1—18 23 2
Victoria ............. 100 010 001—3 6 4
Greene and Fitzgerald; Conover and Mulcahy.
Sunday, June 3, 2007
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