W L Pct.
Victoria .... 48 27 .640 —
Spokane ..... 43 36 .544 7
Vancouver ... 38 32 .543 7½
Tri-City .... 36 41 .468 13
Salem ....... 35 41 .461 13½
Lewiston .... 34 40 .459 13½
Yakima ...... 36 44 .450 14½
Wenatchee ... 35 44 .443 15
VICTORIA, B.C., July 7 — Yakima's on-rushing Bears Monday night made it 11 wins in their last 12 games by plastering the Victoria Tyees, 12-5, opener of a three-game Western International League baseball series.
Finding the offerings of two arm-weary Victoria pitchers to their liking, the Bears crashed out 19 hits as they scored five runs in the sixth and four in the ninth.
Bob Savage, who came to the relief of Bob Garrett in the fourth, got credit for his second win. Jehosie Heard took the loss, his sixth against 11 wins.
Yakima ..... 010 205 004— 12 19 1
Victoria .... 011 200 010— 5 9 1
Garrett, Savage (4) and Donahue; Heard, Gunnarson (6) and Marcucci.
VANCOUVER [News-Herald, July 8]—Whoever said there was no place like home?
For the fifth time in a row in their own back yard, the Capilanos lost a WIL ball game Monday night, 4-1, to Wenatchee in what must have been a heart-breaker for John Guldborg.
The big right-hander was thwarted for the third successive time in his search for win No. 10 last night and went down to his fourth defeat of the season instead.
In this one, Guldborg allowed but six hits, struck out 10 and walked four. He out-pitched his rival, Bill Stites, but was the victim of shoddy defensive support, particularly by Jesse Williams, who kicked in with another three “boots” from his third base post.
The three runs which were the difference between winning and losing for Guldborg were unearned. But they still count in the record books, and that’s what hurts the most.
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VANCOUVER, B.C., July 7 — The Vancouver Capilanos lost 4-1 Monday night to the Wenatchee Chiefs as errors cancelled out their edge in hitting in a Western International League baseball series opener.
The Chiefs got two of their runs in the eighth as Lyle Palmer singled. Laurie Monroe walked and a stolen base, wild pitch and two Vancouver errors set up their breakthrough.
Wenatchee ..... 001 010 020—4 6 0
Vancouver ..... .001 000 000—1 8 4
Stiles and Robinett; Guldborg and Ritchey.
** CHECK WENATCHEE LINE
Havana Cubans 4 Spokane 3 (exhibition)
ONLY GAMES SCHEDULED
Attendance in Willy League Cities Slumps
TACOMA, July 7 — Western International League baseball attendance is down almost 50,000 from last year in games through June 30,President Robert Abel said Monday.
Abel, blaming bad weather that caused numerous rainouts, said 305,990 fans went through the turnstiles from April 22 through June 30 this year. It compares with 354,220 at the same stage a year ago.
League-leading Victoria has attracted the most spectators 54,756, and seventh-place Yakima the fewest, 25,422.
The Lewiston Broncs, who replaced Tacoma in the WIL, this season, have drawn 30,693 and Abel said this is well ahead of the Tacoma figure at this time last year.
The Spokane Indians, usual attendance leaders, have drawn 53,236. This is some 25,000 behind 1951.
Other attendance figures include Vancouver, 47,346; Salem, 33,595; Wenatchee, 32,495 and Tri-City 28,447.