W L Pct. GB
Victoria ..... 34 15 .694 —
Spokane ...... 32 22 .593 4½
Vancouver .... 24 20 .545 7½
Lewiston ..... 25 25 .500 9½
Tri-City ..... 24 29 .453 12
Salem ........ 23 28 .451 12
Wenatchee .... 23 29 .442 12½
Yakima ....... 18 35 .340 18
WENATCHEE, June 12 — Jehosie Heard pitched six-hit ball and struck out 12 batters Thursday night as Victoria blanked Wenatchee 11-0 in a Western International League baseball game.
It gave the Tyees a 2-1 edge in the series here.
Victoria opened the scoring in the third inning with two out and John Treece wailing on third. Jim Clark singled and Don Pries doubled scoring Treece and Clark. Victoria Manager Cece Garriott sent Pries home with a line single.
Victoria ............ 003 102 014—11 14 0
Wenatchee ..... 000 000 000—0 6 3
Heard and Marcucci; Dahle, Moore (8) and Pocekay.
SPOKANE, June 12 — Tri-City pitcher Ralph Romero chalked up his eighth victory night night as the Braves set Spokane down 12-2 in a Western International League game.
Romero has only three losses on his record. He gave up eight scattered hits and eight walks, but was aided in his cause by six costly Spokane errors.
The Braves scored four times in the first inning on one hit, three walks, two stolen bases, a sacrifice and two Spokane errors, and coasted the rest of the way.
Tri-City ......... 412 221 000—12 12 0
Spokane ....... 000 000 100—2 8 0
Romero and Pesut; Palm, Chase (2) and Sheets.
YAKIMA, June 12—Vancouver batters teed off on two Yakima pitchers for 19 hits including two home runs Thursday night as the Capilanos rolled up a 12-5 Western International League baseball victory over the Bears.
The win gave the Caps a sweep of the three-game series here.
Vancouver's two home runs were by Eddie Locke, a pitcher filling in in left field in place of injured Edo Vanni.
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YAKIMA [Vancouver News Herald, June 13]—Bill Schuster’s Capilanos teed off on the Yakima Bears Thursday night and the result was sweet music to their ears of Vancouver baseball followers.
In a game that was marked a ‘hitter’s night’ all the way, Caps racked up a pathetically easy 12-5 victory against the host Yakima club.
To accomplish the chore, Vancouver simply out-hit the Bears in every inning. When the final tally was made, two Yakima pitchers had given up a total of 19 hits.
The winning pitcher was Van Fletcher. And he had no picnic himself. In the nine innings he allowed 12 Yakima safeties. But they were spaced wide enough to allow Van a comfortable margin at all times.
To gain the win Caps came from behind. They trailed 2-0 after two and 3-1 after three. They got five in the next three innings and added two in each of the seventh, eighth and ninth.
Tonight the Vancouver boys move into Tri-City for a four-game stand. And it will probably be Ed Locke going on Bill’s pitching list.
Vancouver ..... 001 302 222—12 19 1
Yakima .......... 201 010 001—5 12 2
Fletcher and Ritchey; Shandor, DelSarto (8) and Donahue.
Salem at Lewiston, postponed, rain.
Top Bears Now Seals
YAKIMA, June 12—The hapless San Francisco Seals club, desperate for talent, reached into its Yakima farm outfit Thursday to appropriate for its own use the only two players batting over .300—Bill Andring, who will take over the first base spot, and Gene Klingler, who will replace Bill McCawley in center field.
Yakima is in last place in the Western Internatoinal League
Spokane to Trade Seats for Spuds
SPOKANE, June 12 — The Spokane Indians, who are a little short of baseball fans in the grandstand, made a pitch Thursday for housewives who are a little short of potatoes in the pantry.
The club management suggested they get together on Sunday. To every lady who buys a ticket, the Indians will pass out a two-pound pack of spuds.
Dukes to Get Touted Negro First Sacker Off Spokane
AMARILLO, June 13— Herbert Simpson, Negro first baseman, been purchased by the Albuquerque Dukes of the West Texas-Mexico league from Spokane of the Western International League. The announcement was made here Thursday night by Buck Fausett, Duke manager.
Simpson, who will be the second Negro player in the history of the loop, will join the Dukes June 20 when they return to Albuquerque from their present road trip.
Simpson, a rookie and a college product, has been hitting .300 and is reported to have been the fastest man in the Class A league, Fausett said.
Spokane is parting with him only because it is receiving a highly touted bonus player on option and will be forced to use the new player regularly.
Simpson will be the second Negro to be given a thorough trial in the West Texas-New Mexico League, Lamesa last year had a Negro infielder, J. W. Wingate, who appeared in 27 games. But he batted only .250 and Manager Jay Haney finally gave up on him. The Lobos also tested a couple of Cuban Negro players but did not keep them past the first week of the season.
The Albuquerque club recently lost its flashy 17-year-old rookie first sacker Tommy Munoz when he suffered a bone separation in one ankle which will keep him out
of the rest of the season.
Fausett also announced the acquisition of Don Burleson, powerful lefthanded hitting outfielder, from Spokane, and of Jim Zavitak, righthanded pitcher, from Oakland of the Pacific Coast League.
NON WIL MINOR LEAGUE BASEBALL NEWS
DANVILLE, Va., June 11—A fighting mad baseball player had two jobs and a full evening's action all within three hours Wednesday night in the Class B Carolina League.
Bill Brehie got into an argument with his Raleigh manager, Herb Brett, shortly after the Raleigh team arrived here for the game. Brett fired him.
Howard Fox, business manager of the Danville Leafs, heard about the tiff and hired Brehie, and he was put into uniform.
The irate Brehie drove in three runs with two homers and a double to lead his new team to a 5-4 victory—over Raleigh.