W L Pct GB
Victoria ..... 41 21 .661 —
Vancouver .... 34 24 .586 5
Spokane ...... 39 29 .574 5
Lewiston ..... 32 33 .492 10½
Wenatchee .... 31 36 .463 12½
Salem ........ 30 36 .455 12½
Tri-City ..... 28 39 .418 15½
Yakima ....... 25 42 .373 18½
SALEM [Vancouver News-Herald, June 28]—The Capilanos victory march through the South continued Friday night with their 11th victory in their last 15 games. This last one was a 10-1 decision over Salem, and as the score indicates, there never was any doubt about the winner from the second inning on.
The victory moved Vancouver to within five games of the leading Tyees, whose game in Kennewick was rained out.
The return to the regular line-up of Ed Locke, pitching-outfielder and general handy-man, was the signal for another loud baseball party by the Caps last night.
Locke personally led the march with four hits in five tries and four runs batted in. One of his hits was a double, another a bases-loaded single.
It was a 13-hit attack with most everybody taking part. The Caps batted out Jack Hemphill in the fifth and went out to make it rough for reliefer Dick Aubertin.
Hemphill was playing the part of the bridegroom in this one. He was married in the afternoon here, then went out for a few hours later in search of a baseball victory. However, the old saying applied fully to his efforts—“always a bridesmaid, never a bride.” Mr. Hemphill just didn’t have it last night.
Bob Snyder picked up his fifth win of the season with nine fairly well scattered hits. The only run off him came in the fifth on a pair of hit-and-run singles by Gene Tanselli and Connie Perez.
The Caps play this weekend in Salem before returning home to Vancouver July 1 (Tuesday) for a split doubleheader against Yakima. There is a single game here today and two on Sunday and Bill Schuster will likely try to get away with a couple of second line pitchers, Paul Jones and Billy Whyte, in order to save his regulars for the tough job ahead next week.
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SALEM, June 27 — Vancouver collected four runs in the second inning and went on to defeat Salem 10-1 in a Western International League baseball game here Friday night.
The four runs came on singles by John Ritchey and Jim Wert, doubles by Ed Locke and Bob Snyder, a walk and a fielder's choice.
From then it was a walkaway although Bob Snyder, Vancouver hurler, gave up 10 hits to Salem batters.
Salem's lone run was in the fifth inning. Tommy Perez drove it in with a single.
Vancouver …. 040 121 020—10 13 2
Salem ………... 000 010 000—1 9 3
Snyder and Ritchey; Hemphill, Aubertin (5) and Nelson.
LEWISTON, Idaho, June 27 — Joe Nicholas pitched four-hit ball Friday night as the Lewiston Broncs blanked Wenatchee 3-0 in the first game of a three-game Western International League baseball series.
He struck out three and walked three while holding the Chiefs to a single in the first, sixth and eighth innings and a double by Frank McCormick in the fifth.
It was Nicholas' sixth win against two losses for the season. Frank Dasso, who pitched the first seven innings for Wenatchee, was charged with the loss.
Wenatchee … 000 000 000—0 4 1
Lewiston ….... 002 010 00x—3 7 1
Dasso, Knapp (8) and Pocekay, Robinett (5); Nicholas and Lundberg.
Victoria at Tri-City, postponed, rain.
Yakima at Spokane, postponed, wet grounds.