W L Pct. GB
Victoria ..... 48 26 .649 —
Vancouver .... 38 31 .551 7½
Spokane ...... 43 36 .544 7½
Tri-City ..... 36 41 .468 13½
Salem ........ 35 41 .461 14
Lewiston ..... 34 40 .459 14
Yakima ....... 35 44 .443 15½
Wenatchee .... 34 44 .435 16
SPOKANE, July 6 — The Victoria Tyees bombarded four Spokane pitchers for 16 hits, going on to trounce the Indians 16-3, in a Western International League baseball game Sunday night.
The win lengthened Victoria's league-lead to 7½ games and dropped Spokane into third place behind the Vancouver Capilanos who swept a twin-bill from Lewiston Sunday.
Victoria ....... 001 020 733—16 15 1
Spokane ...... 000 003 000— 3 9 4
McIrvin and Marcucci; Marshall, Roberts (7), Chase (9) and Sheets.
LEWISTON [Vancouver News-Herald, July 7]—It is against the fondest traditions of baseball, but the Capilanos are finding the road a much easier place to win ball games than their own home lot.
The Caps broke out in a rash of basehits and extra basehits over the weekend to win the first two of a three-game weekend. They walloped Lewiston 14-8 Saturday and beat them 6-4 Sunday afternoon.
The two clubs pulled out one of the wildest games of the WIL schedule in that Saturday effort, 29 hits and total of seven errors. Bill Whyte started for the Caps, was removed in the third for Van Fletcher and Van staggered through for his ninth win of the year.
Of the 15 Capilano safeties, Jimmy Wert’s were the most damaging, He doubled and singled to drive in four runs at the Caps exploded for a pair of four-run innings in the third and fourth.
Sunday, Paul Jones picked up his first win of the 1952 season and only his fourth in two years of Organized Baseball with a 6-4 decision over the Broncs.
Jones, who lost 19 while winning three at Flint last year, allowed nine hits to the eight Vancouver safeties, but four of the latter were by Gordie Brunswick.
Brunswick’s perfect four-for-four night at the plate accounted for five Vancouver runs. He drove home three and scored two himself. One was on a first-inning homer, his sixth this year, as the Caps jumped into a 3-0 lead and were never headed.
Len Tran also homered for Vancouver, his third this season. The bases were empty at the time.
Jones pitched his best game this year in grabbing his first win. He gave up only three earned runs, struck out seven and walked but one. Lewiston threatened several times in the late innings, but Paul managed to sneak out of it without getting hurt.
DIAMOND DUST … The Caps open a week-long stand in Vancouver tonight with the first of three against Wenatchee starting at 8:15 … Chiefs are here until Wednesday, then Victoria moves in for an important four-game set … Brunswick had a triple alongside his homer as he continued to punish the ball for extra bases … Bob Snyder likely will pitch for the Caps tonight.
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LEWISTON, Idaho, July 6 — The Vancouver Capilanos swept both ends of a Sunday Western International League baseball doubleheader, defeating the Lewiston Broncs, 8-4, 9-5.
In the afterpiece, the Caps were out-hit 7-12 but three Lewiston errors paved the way for two runs in the fourth inning and another in the seventh.
A total of nine doubles were hit in the game—five by Broncs.
Vancouver picked up four runs in the seventh on two walks, two hits and one error.
In the afternoon game, Vancouver batters powered three home runs and were aided by two Lewiston errors which resulted in two unearned runs in the first inning.
Vancouver ..... 301 000 110—6 9 2
Lewiston ....... 200 000 110—4 9 2
Jones and Ritchey; Thomason, Nicholas (8) and Helmuth.
Vancouver ...... 000 220 401—9 7 0
Lewiston ........ 000 110 012—5 12 3
Snyder and Ritchey; Schulte, Powell (8), Clancy (9) and Lundberg.
YAK1MA, July 6 — Yakima took both ends of a Western International League twin bill with Salem Sunday night, winning the nightcap 8-2 after copping the seven-inning opener 2-0 on one-hit pitching by Jack Thompson.
Thompson was robbed of a no-hitter by Salem third baseman Connie Perez, third man up in the first inning of the opening game. Perez looped a clean single to center and was one of three Senators to reach first.
Two walked by Thompson died on base.
Yakima bunched four hits in the fifth for its two runs.
It gave Thompson who came to Yakima from the Far West League this year a 9-9 record for the year.
Salem ........ 000 000 0—0 1 1
Yakima ....... 000 020 x—2 8 1
McNulty and Thrasher; Thompson and Albini.
Salem ........ 000 010 100—2 6 1
Yakima ....... 010 061 00x—8 11 1
DeGeorge, Edmunds (5), Aubertin (7) and Thrasher.
WENATCHEE, July 6 — Tri-City swept a Western International League baseball doubleheadcr with Wenatchee Sunday 8-0 and 2-1.
It gave Tri-City the series 4-1 and dropped Wenatchee into the league cellar replacing the Yakima Bears who moved into seventh place on the strength of a double win over Salem.
Pitcher George New hurled five-hit ball at Wenatchee in the first game, striking out 12 and walking only one.
Tri-City ...... 100 010 010—8 13 2
Wenatchee .. 000 000 000—0 5 3
New and Carr; Dahle, Kapp (3) and Robinett.
Tri-City ....... 000 100 01—2 2 0
Wenatchee ... 000 010 00—1 3 4
Romero and Carr; Dasso and Robinett.