W L Pct. GB
Victoria .... 57 29 .663 —
Spokane ..... 49 40 .551 9½
Vancouver ... 41 39 .513 13
Salem ....... 41 45 .477 16
Yakima ...... 42 47 .472 16½
Lewiston .... 38 47 .447 18½
Tri-City .... 39 48 .447 18½
Wenatchee ... 38 50 .432 20
LEWISTON, Idaho, July 17 — The Victoria Tyees rode the Lewiston Broncs to another Western International League baseball victory Thursday night, winning a well-pitched contest 5-3.
Jehosie Heard gave up only seven hits to Lewiston, just one less than distributed by losing pitcher Hayes.
Four Lewiston errors helped the Victoria cause.
Cece Garriott of the Tyees added another home run to his season's total with a solo homer in the eighth inning.
Victoria ....... 010 030 010—5 8 0
Lewiston ..... 002 000 100—3 7 4
Heard and Martin; Hayes and Lundberg.
SPOKANE [Vancouver News-Herald, July 18]—The slumping Capilanos continued to fall further and further behind in their quest for a 1952 WIL baseball championship when they lost to Spokane Indians here Thursday, 4-2. Spokane won the series, 2-1.
With Victoria winning in Lewiston again, the Caps now find themselves 12 full games off the pace and two-and-a-half behind second place Spokane. And it’s still because they can’t produce with men on base.
John Guldborg got away to a shaky start in this way, then settled down to a well-pitched effort. The three runs Spokane got off him in the first three innings, however, would have cost him anyway, for the Caps couldn’t punch across the crucial hit.
Vancouver outhit Spokane 9-8, but failed in the more important runs column by two.
They had a big thing brewing in the sixth when they were down 3-2 and Jim Wert and Len Tran were running on second and first respectively with nobody out. However, acting manager Edo Vanni went the way of all “big inning” players this year, elected to allow Bob Duretto to hit away, and it cost the Caps dearly.
Duretto bounced into a force-out and Ray Tran’s double play ball ended it. That was about the last important threat the Caps could muster as Dick Bishop settled down to a tightly pitched game himself from therein.
The only Vancouver runs came in the first on Vanni’s leadoff double and John Ritchey’s payoff single. Then, in the third, Gordie Brunswick drove in Jimmy Moore with a two-run single through the middle.
All this wasn’t enough to combat Spokane’s two-run first inning and singles in the third and seventh. Sam Kanelos, the rival third baseman, was the main danger, his two hits going for a pair of rbi’s.
DIAMOND DUST—Guldborg, with his loss, now stands a 9-7 on the season and the last three have been in succession … Caps open a series in Wenatchee tonight and it will be Tom Lovrich (2-0) going for Vancouver … Lovrich was sidelined in favor of Guldborg last night but the hunch didn’t work … Caps Stadium is now taking reservations for the big Seattle-Vancouver exhibition ball game July 28. Caps return to town Monday against Spokane.
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SPOKANE, July 17 (AP) — Dick Bishop picked up his eleventh win against 7 losses Thursday night, scattering eight Vancouver hits as Spokane won the Western International League baseball game 4-2.
Three singles, a double, a stolen base and a wild pitch in the initial frame got the
Tribe off to a two-run advantage and they were never headed.
The Indians' manager Don Osborn wasn't around to see the victory. He was ejected in the seventh inning for protesting a called strike.
Vancouver … 101 000 000—2 9 1
Spokane ……. 201 000 10x—4 8 1
Guldborg and Ritchey; Bishop and Sheets.
WENATCHEE, July 17 — Bob Collins served up a two-hitter for the Salem Senators Thursday night to blank the Wenatchee Chiefs, 6-0, in a Western International League baseball game.
The win gave the Senators the series, 2-1.
Salem scored all the runs it needed in the second when five singles and an error brought in the eighth when Bob Galli doubled him home from second.
The final run was a round-tripper by Cuban Connie Perez in the ninth canto.
Walt Pocekay singled in the second and Bud Hjelmaa in the ninth to ruin Collins' no-hit effort. The Salem hurler whiffed eight Chiefs.
Wenatchee opens a new series here Friday night against Vancouver.
Salem .......... 040 000 011—6 11 1
Wenatchee ... 000 000 000—0 2 6
Collins and Nelson; Dahle, Bauhofer (2) and Robinett.
YAKIMA, July 17 — Ralph Romero scattered five Yakima hits as he paced the Tri-City Braves to a 5-0 shutout over the Bears in a Western International League baseball game here Thursday night.
The Braves uncorked three twin killings and slammed 10 hits off three Yakima hurlers as Romero handcuffed the Bears, who failed to get more than one safety in any one inning. Romero fanned 10.
The visitors scored twice in the third on a single, John Kovenz' triple and Des Charouhas' two-bagger.
In the fifth, the Braves came back with three more. Singles by Vic Buccola and Kovenz started the rally, then a sharp single by Charouhas and an error brought the runs across. John Albeni bobbled Charouhas' hit, with Buccola and Kovenz scoring. A bad relay gave Charouhas a green light to third on the throw to the plate and he romped through on a signal crossup that sent the ball back out to second.
Tri-City ..... 002 030 000—5 10 2
Yakima ...... 000 000 000—0 5 2
Romero and Carr; DeSarto, Garrett (6), Donley (9) and Donahue.