W L Pct. GB
Victoria ..... 9 2 .818 —
Spokane ...... 9 5 .643 1½
Lewiston ..... 7 6 .538 3
Vancouver .... 5 5 .500 3½
Wenatchee .... 6 6 .500 3½
Tri-City ..... 6 8 .429 4½
Salem ........ 5 9 .357 5½
Yakima ....... 4 10 .285 6½
SALEM, May 4 — Spokane combined timely hitting with tight pitching by Frank Chase and Bob Roberts to sweep a Western International League doubleheader from Salem, 2-0 and 4-2, here Sunday.
Spokane won the series, three games to one.
Chase struck out six batters and allowed only five hits as he blanked Salem and outpitched Ray McNulty in the opener.
The Indians scored the only runs in the sixth inning on Ed Murphy's walk, Jim Brown's single, Sam Kanelos' infield hit an error and a single by Mel Wasley.
In the seven-inning nightcap Salem got only four hits off Roberts.
The Indians scored in the first inning on a single and three bases on balls. Salem tied it in the fourth with an unearned run.
Spokane forged ahead in the fifth when hits by Brown, Wasley and Merlin Bertleson produced a run.
Spokane .......... 000 002 000— 2 7 1
Salem .............. 000 000 000— 0 5 1
Chase and Sheets; McNulty and Nelson.
Spokane ........... 100 012 0— 4 9 2
Salem ............... 000 100 1— 2 4 0
Roberts and Sheets; Shander, Edmunds (5) and Nelson.
KENNEWICK, May 4 — Lewiston swept both ends of a Western International League baseball double-header Sunday, taking the wild first game 15-3 and the nightcap 4-3.
The wildness of starting Pitcher George New gave the Broncs an edge they never lost in the opening game New walked the first four men to face him and set the stage for four Lewiston runs.
Lewiston ..... 402 020 025— 15 16 1
Tri-City ...... 200 100 000— 3 3 1
Owens and Helmuth; New, Johnston (1), Gassaway (3), Stalich (9) and Pesut.
Lewiston ...... 000 112 0— 4 9 3
Tri-City ........ 000 100 2— 3 5 0
Brenner and Helmuth; Michelson and Pesut.
YAKIMA, May 4 — The Wenatchee Chiefs clipped the Yakima Bears twice, 11-3 and 3-2. in their Western International League doubleneader here Sunday.
Wenatchee jumped to an early lead in the opener and ran up an eight run margin before the Bears could score.
Wasting no time, the Chiefs started the parade in the first inning, scoring two runs on singles
by Ross McCormick and player-manager Dick Adams and a double by Bud Hjelmaa. Three more came home in the third where Bill Cleveland's double was the big blow.
Yakima Pitcher John Albini allowed two more in the fifth and one in the sixth.
In a wild seventh inning three runs were given up on two hits, three walks and a hit batsman. Albini was pulled halfway through the nightmare and followed briefly by Bill Dials, who issued one of the walks and clipped the batter.
Pitcher Jerry Tamelier took over retired the side and held the Chiefs scoreless throughout the rest of the contest.
Wenatchee ....... 203 021 300—11 14 0
Yakima ............. 000 003 000— 3 6 1
Tierney, Kapp (6) and Pocekay; Albini, Dale (7), Tamelier (7) and Donohue.
Wenatchee ..... 000 000 3—3 8 0
Yakima ........... 000 200 0—2 10 1
Treichel and Pocekay; Monahan and Donahue.
ONLY GAMES SCHEDULED.
Vancouver Chief Makes Comment
VANCOUVER, May 4 — (CP) — General Manager Bob Brown of the Vancouver Capilanos in the Western International Baseball League had an answer Sunday for John Ducey,
president of the Edmonton Senior Baseball League.
Earlier in the week Ducey in a letter to a Vancouver sports editor reported Edmonton would be willing to join the W.I.L. if New Westminster were given a franchise. He also proposed other changes in the league setup.
“Where does Ducey get off making suggestions like that?” asked Brown. “That’s the first time I’ve ever heard of a fellow trying to get into a league and laying down conditions like he’s proposed. It’s like Vancouver trying to get into that prairie
football league—if they moved the Regina franchise to Moose Jaw or Saskatoon.”
Brown has territorial rights which extend 15 miles from the city limits and can keep New Westminster out of all organized baseball.
But he declined to discuss this angle. “No comment,” he said.
Ducey also suggested that Edmonton had a chance to get in a “C” league in Montana or a prairie setup with Moose Jaw, Regina, Calgary and Lethbridge.
Brown’s comment: “Once you're in an organized league you can’t just pack up and leave. That might stop them from ever getting into the W.I.L.”