W L Pct GB
Victoria ..... 26 11 .703 —
Spokane ...... 23 17 .575 4½
Vancouver .... 18 14 .563 5½
Lewiston ..... 20 19 .513 7
Salem ........ 19 22 .463 9
Wenatchee .... 17 22 .436 10
Yakima ....... 16 24 .400 11½
Tri-City ..... 15 25 .375 12½
SALEM, May 30—The Salem Senators, running a moderate fifth place in the Western International League baseball standings, are the Victoria Tyees’ personal poison.
The Senators snapped the front-running Tyees’ nine-game winning streak Friday night, taking both ends of a Memorial Day double-header. They shutout the Tyees 1-0 in the seven-inning opener and squeezed through 6-5 in the elongated 14-inning nightcap.
Salem was the last team to beat the high-flying Canadians who have gone without a defeat since May 22 when they bowed to the Oregonians in the opening game of a doubleheader.
Both defeats were charged to Jehosie Heard, who went the route in the opener and came in as relief for the last seven innings of the second.
Sunday, Victoria will put Ben Lorino with a seven win, two loss record against Salem’s Bob Collins, who has won four and lost four.
Victoria ...... 000 000 0—0 4 0
Salem ........ 000 010 x—1 5 0
Heard and Martin; Edmunds and Thrasher, Nelson (7).
Victoria ...... 100 010 210 000 00—5 14 1
Salem ........ 000 104 000 000 01—6 11 2
Wisneski, Propst (6), Heard (7) and Martin; McNulty and Nelson, Thrasher, (14).
SPOKANE, May 30—Spokane and Yakima split a pair of nine-inning day-night pitchers’ battles Saturday. Yakima took the afternoon contest 2-1 and the Indians claimed the night game 3-2.
Spokane pitcher John Conant saw his winning streak cut off at 15 straight games in the tight opening contest against Yakima. The Bears’ Jack Thompson allowed only five hits in gathering in the win.
John Marshall pitched the second game victory which ended the Indians’ five game losing streak.
Dick Bishop (4-3) is scheduled to start for Spokane against Yakima’s John Albini (3-4) on Sunday.
Yakima ......... 000 200 000—2 9 2
Spokane ....... 100 000 000—1 5 1
Thompson and Donahue; Conant and Sheets.
Yakima ........ 000 020 000—2 7 1
Spokane ...... 100 000 02x—3 5 4
Stites and Donahue; Marshall and Sheets.
KENNEWICK [Vancouver News Herald, May 31]—Hero one night, bum the next—an old baseball adage and almost a thumb-nail sketch of John Ritchey, who suffered the strange transition within the past 24 hours.
It was Ritchey’s bonehead play which cost the Caps a sweep of a Memorial Day doubleheader here Friday night, Tri-City winning the first 6-3 with a great big assist to John’s mental boots.
Caps came back to shutout Tri-City in the second game 10-0.
And this, mind [sic], the same fellow whose 12th inning three-run homer wrapped up the Caps’ 8-2 win over Lewiston the night before.
Even without Ritchey’s mental errors the Caps might not have won the first game, but it would have been kind of interesting to see what happened.
What went on was this. Tri-City led 6-1 going into the seventh, the last scheduled inning. Then the Caps started to move. Brunswick was safe on an error, but was forced on Ed Locke’s grounder. Then Ray Tran walked and Ritchey, pinch-hitting for Bob Snyder, also strolled to load them up.
When Bob Duretto walked to force in a run, it looked like things were starting to happen. Charlie Gassaway called Ken Michelson in from the bull pen to stop the nonsense, but the Caps were hand-clapping and chanting from the bench. You could feel the rally in the air.
PICKED HIM OFF
Then it happened. Michelson went into his windup, then whirled and threw to second, picking off Ritchey as clean as a whistle. And all the air went out of the Caps.
Instead of scoring two runs and making it 6-4, Jesse Williams’ following single was good for only one. Edo Vanni’s strikeout closed the book.
Maybe it was a bad play, maybe something else, but the Caps went about their work in the second game as if they were mad at somebody.
Instead of three innings, they led 10-0 with big John Guldborg serving up his Sunday best both on the pitching mound and at the plate. John’s second inning single with the bases loaded scored two runs which got the Caps away flying.
In the end the Caps did no worse than a split on the night. But the feeling was it should have been better. The clubs play again tonight and twice Sunday, then Vancouver moves into its own park for a Monday night date against Lewiston.
Vancouver ........ 100 000 2—3 3 1
Tri-City ............ 010 500 x—6 6 2
Snyder and Duretto; Johnston, Michelson (7) and Pesut.
Vancouver ........ 037 000 000—10 11 4
Tri-City ............ 000 000 000—0 4 2
Guldborg and Ritchey; New, Satalich (2), Gassaway (3) and Pesut, Carr (5).
LEWISTON, May 30—The Lewiston Broncs swept their series openers against Wenatchee, 10-2 and 6-0, on Saturday.
The issue was never in doubt as the Broncs led all the way in both contests. Manager Bill Brenner pitched the opening win, allowing the Chiefs only five hits. And pitcher Joe Nicholas cut the ration down in three hits in the nightcap shutout.
Charlie Oubre will be trying for his sixth victory without a loss for Wenatchee against Lewistons’s Bob Schulte (2-1) on Sunday.
Wenatchee ....... 000 200 0—2 5 1
Lewiston ........... 411 130 x—10 12 3
Tierney, Garrett (1) and Pocekay; Brenner and Lundberg.
Wenatchee ....... 000 000 000—0 3 0
Lewiston ........... 100 031 10x—6 10 1
Bauhofer and Pocekay; Nicholas and Helmuth.
Dario Lodigiani Called by Seals
SAN FRANCISCO, May 31. (U.P). Plump Dario Lodigiani, a major league veteran farmed out to a managerial pasture this season, was recalled by the San Francisco Seals today.
The veteran infielder will be brought to buttress a porous infield which has been operating with outfielder Joe Grace as a fill-in third sacker. Lodigiani will take over at third.
The veteran was given the job of managing Yakima in the Western International League this spring. The Seals hoped Lodi, who hit .302 in the PCL last season, will be able to spark the club into the first division.
Yakima is in last place. Ken Myers will take over as manager, the Seals announced.