W L Pct. GB
Victoria .... 65 32 .670 —
Spokane ..... 54 48 .525 13½
Vancouver ... 48 43 .524 14
Salem ....... 47 49 .490 17½
Lewiston .... 47 51 .480 18
Yakima ...... 46 54 .580 20
Wenatchee ... 42 56 .429 23½
Tri-City .... 41 57 .418 24½
SPOKANE, July 27 — Spokane unlimbered its biggest bats of the season Sunday as they swept a hit-heavy Western International League baseball double header from Lewiston, taking the opener 15-3 and the nightcap 11-2.
In the nine-inning opener, the Indians lashed out 12 singles, seven doubles, two triples and a home run in their 22-hit attack against three hapless Bronc burlers.
Lewiston jumped on Spokane starter Frank Chase for three quick runs in the first inning. The right-hander then settled down and shut out the Broncs and brought his season record to 9-9, as he fanned five and walked only two batters.
The Indians' prize southpaw rookie, Jack Spring, picked up his first win of the season in the second as he limited Lewiston to two hits while Spokane rapped out 12.
Lewiston ..... 300 000 000— 3 7 2
Spokane ...... 400 342 02x—15 22 1
Nicholas, Bowman (3) and Lundberg; Chase and Sheets.
Lewiston ..... 101 000 0— 2 2 1
Spokane ...... 035 012 x—11 12 1
Powell, Schulte (3), Clancy (3) and Helmuth; Spring and Sheets.
SALEM, July 27 — Salem and Wenatchee split a Western International League doubleheader here Sunday, Wenatchee losing the first game 4-2 but snapping back to win the nightcap 2-1.
Wenatchee's first run in the second game came in the third inning on a hit batter, a groundout and Lyle Palmer's single.
In the eighth inning Ross McCormack scored on a double steal.
Connie Perez homered for Salem's lone run in-the second game. He also connected with a circuit blow in the sixth of the opener.
Highlight of the game was an error by Salem Manager Hugh Luby at second base. It was his first in 53 consecutive games. During those games he handled 144 putouts and 183 assists without a bobble.
The previous Western International League record was held by Frank Kolski, Yakima, who in 1941 went 28 games without an error.
Wenatchee's first run came in the second inning on three successive singles by Dick Adams, Bud Hjelmaa and Laurie Monroe. Doubles by Monroe and Ben Guerrero accounted for another in the fourth.
Hjelmaa was sidelined for the second time in three weeks when he pulled some ligaments in his throwing arm. He had just returned to action following recovery from a broken nose, suffered when he was struck by a batted ball.
Wenatchee .... 010 100 0—2 8 0
Salem ........... 001 012 x—4 8 1
Dasso, Bauhofer (8) and Pocekay; McNulty and Nelson.
Wenatchee .. 001 000 010—2 5 1
Salem ......... 000 001 000—1 7 0
Stltes and Robinett; Francis and Thrasher.
KENNEWICK, July 27 — Bob Greenwood limited Yakima to two hits Sunday night while his teammates rapped out 12 safties off five opposing hurlers to post a 14-1 baseball victory in the wrapup game of their Western International League series here.
One of the basehits allowed by Greenwood came in the first inning after three walks and accounted for the Bears' only tally.
Greenwood also aided his own cause with an eighth inning double which drove in three of the five runs scored in the frame off rookie John King.
Yakima .... 100 000 000— 1 2 1
Tri-City ... 204 210 05x—14 12 0
Thompson, Garrett (3), Donnelly (4), King (8), Savage (8) and Donahue; Greenwood and Pesut.
ONLY GAMES PLAYED
Has Lost 18, ERA Is 2.1
WENATCHEE, Aug. 1—Frankie Dasso of the Wenatchee Chiefs is the unanimous local choice as candidate for the title of "hard luck pitcher of 1952" in the Western International League.
His mates failed for the 14th time Sunday to get him more than two runs and he dropped a 4-2 decision to Salem, his 18th loss of the season.
Dasso could beat the WIL record for losses in a season — set at 23 by Yakima's Bob Drilling in 1948 — and still lead the league in strikeouts. His present won-lost record is 7-18, but he has an earned run average of 2.10 and has struck out 140 men.
Frankie holds the Coast League title for strikeouts, whiffing 258 for San Diego in 1944.