W L Pct GB
Salem ......... 23 14 .649 —
Spokane ....... 22 15 .595 1
Wenatchee ..... 23 16 .590 1
Tacoma ........ 19 15 .559 2½
Bremerton ..... 19 17 .528 4½
Yakima......... 18 17 .514 5
Vancouver ..... 15 22 .405 8
Victoria ....... 8 31 .205 16
SPOKANE, May 31—Centre fielder Bob Paterson tonight blasted a ninth-inning triple with the bases loaded to give the Spokane Indians their fifth straight win over Victoria's Western International League baseball team, 5-3.
Paterson, who had fanned in four previous trips to the plate, connected in the last half of the final inning to break a 3-to-2 Victoria lead by scoring Ben Geraghty, Risk and Jack Lohrke.
Ted Norbert, new Victoria manager playing at left field, opened the scoring in the first inning with a double which brought in Ed Murphy. A moment later, Norbert scored on another double by Beans Marionetti.
Victoria collected its other run in the fourth off Al Steele's single and seemed to have the game under control until Paterson climaxed the Indians' last-minute uprising.
Victoria ........ 200 100 000—3 6 3
Spokane ....... 001 000 103—5 13 1
Jensen and Clifford, Powers and Paulson.
WENATCHEE, May 31—Bremerton Bluejackets soundly trounced the Wenatchee Chiefs 19-2 here tonight to go ahead in their Western International League series with four wins to one for the Chiefs.
Aided by nine Wenatchee errors, Bremerton led all the way, pouncing on four Chief pitchers for 16 hits. Bill Barisoff, Walt Bliss and Danny Amaral hit homers for Bremerton and Jim Warner homered for Wenatchee.
Bremerton .......... 250 053 310—19 16 2
Wenatchee ......... 000 011 000— 2 7 9
Lowman and Volpi, Paglia (8), Green, Logg (2), S. Spurgeon (6), Christensen (8) and Fitzgerald, Pesut (9).
SALEM [Vancouver News-Herald, June 1]—Fireballer Lee Fallin had his fast one working Friday and Vancouver Capilanos could collect only three bingles off the Salem hurler and went down 5-0.
The victory game the Senators a 4-1 lead in the series and kept them on the top rung of the W.I.L. standings.
Ron Bryant, on the mound for the losers, hurled a creditable game. Ronnie gave up nine hits and kept them fairly well scattered. In fact, Salem scored on only two earned runs.
Those two came in the second frame when second baseman Vern Reynolds hit a homer over the left field barrier with one man on base [Lou Kubiak].
The Senators got another in the fourth on a walk, a single by Salmon and an error in the eighth. Dick Wenner doubled, Salmon singled and both eventually reached home on a Cap error.
The two teams play another under the arcs tonight and a doubleheader Sunday afternoon before the Caps return home to open against Bremerton Tuesday.
[WILfan note: Ron Bryant took the loss, despite getting only one of the Caps' three hits, all singles.]
Vancouver .......... 000 000 000—0 3 3
Salem ................ 020 100 02x—5 9 0
Bryant and Spurgeon; Fallin and Salmon.
TACOMA, Wash., May 31 - Behind the five-hit pitching of Francisco Sostre, Tacoma Tigers defeated the Yakima Stars in their Western International League game here Friday night, 5-1.
It was the fourth straight victory for the Tigers who thereby achieved their longest winning streak of the season and strengthened their hold on fourth place in the league standing.
Bob Joratz led the Tacoma attack with a pair of doubles, each of which drove in a run.
Yakima .................. 000 100 000—1 5 1
Tacoma ................. 010 030 10x—5 6 0
Byrd, Bohnen (6) and Gibb; Sostre and Kemper.
Sunday, June 3, 2007
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