W L Pct.
Victoria ..... 48 28 .632 —
Spokane ...... 44 36 .550 6
Vancouver .... 39 32 .549 6½
Lewiston ..... 35 40 .467 12½
Tri-City ..... 36 42 .462 13
Yakima ....... 37 44 .457 13½
Salem ........ 35 42 .455 13½
Wenatchee .... 35 45 .438 15
VICTORIA, B.C., July 8 — Yakima's hard-hitting Bears clobbered the Victoria Tyees for the second straight night here Tuesday night, banging out 18 hits to register an 16-3 win.
Victoria manager Cece Garriott, giving his overworked southpaws a night off for the first time in weeks, let the Bears look at his three seldom-used righthanders. They liked what they saw, including eight doubles, a triple and a home run in their concentrated attack to score their 12th win in 13 games.
Pitcher outfielder John Albini led the Yakima assault with a home run, two doubles, a single and a walk ia six trips. Phil Steinberg connected for a triple a double and two singles and manager Dario Lodigiani and Mike Donahue had three hits apiece.
Yakima ..... 023 061 024—18 18 2
Victoria .... 000 000 030— 3 9 1
DelSarto and Donahue; Wisneski, Rajeski (5) Towns (7) and Marcucci.
KENNEWICK [Herald, July 9]—A pair of homers by Spokane's Ed Bouchee spelled the difference in the score Tuesday night when the Indians defeated the Braves, 7-5.
The burly first-sacker slammed one over the fence in the second inning and another in the eighth. There was no one on base either.
A combination of a hit batter, walks and errors in the seventh served to give Spokane three runs after it looked as if the Braves would be able to come but on the long end of the score.
The seventh started with Spokane's second baseman, Jimmy Brown, grounding out. Bouchee was walked and shortstop Wilbur Johnson flied out to left field.
Then pitcher Dick Bishop came to bat. On the second pitch the ball hit somewhere near the handle of the bat. The umpire ruled that Bishop was hit by a pitched ball and waved him down to first.
Center fielder Ed Murphy followed by walking and the bases were loaded. Sam Kanelos hit a sharp ground ball down the third base line which was stopped by Dick Rittenberg but he was unable to hang onto the ball. Bouchee scored.
George Huffman's ground ball to a pitcher Bob Green was hobbled to allow Bishop to score Mel Wasley followed with a hit that gave Spokane another run and put them out in front, 6-3.
Spokane had started off their scoring in the first. Murphy was credited with a two-base hit when Tri-City's Des Charouhas lost track of the ball in the lights. Kanelos connected for a triple that brought Murphy in. Huffman was walked. Kanelos came home when Bill Sheets flied out to center.
Bouchee's first homer added another in the second inning but Tri-City bounced, back in the bottom half to even up the score.
Charouhas led off-with a triple John Kovenz was walked and catcher Clay Carr drove both men in when he doubled off the left center field wall. A single by Joe Scalise brought Carr home.
Tri-City scored once in the seventh when Charouhas walked and was driven by Kovenz's double, and again in the eighth when Don Lopes who had walked was driven in by Tom Marier's single.
Bob Greenwood, who gave up but six hits and struck out eight was charged with the loss. He walked six in the eight innings that he pitched.
The winning pitcher, Bishop gave up six hits, struck out one, and walked nine.
The Braves will meet Spokane again tonight in the second game of the three-game series.
Spokane ..... 210 000 310—7 7 1
Tri-City ...... 003 000 110—5 8 2
Bishop, Roberts (9) and Sheets; Greenwood, Kostenbader (9) and Carr.
VANCOUVER [Keith Matthews, News-Herald, July 9]—Read it … shut your eyes, then look again. It’s still there and it’s true. The Capilanos clobbered the Wenatchee Chiefs Tuesday night at the Stadium 19-5 on their wildest basehit binge of the season.
It was Vancouver’s first victory at home in their last six starts, and together with Victoria’s whopping loss on the Island placed Vancouver just 6½ lengths off the pace.
All this, of course, is lending more and more importance to the coming Victoria series, which opens at the Stadium Thursday night and which will be of a five-game duration, not four as announced before. The two clubs will play next Monday night to make up a game previously rained out.
GO AGAIN TONIGHT
Bill Schuster has begun to realize the importance of this coming set and he’s preparing his pitching for just such an epic battle. Mind, he has one more game left against Wenatchee tonight and Van Fletcher will go in this one, which starts at the usual 8:15 hour.
Bob Snyder will open the Victoria crucial, just as he did two weeks ago on the Island when the Caps tore apart three games out of four.
But for the moment, there is that 19-3 [sic] massacre to consider. It was Tom Lovrich’s first start in Organized Baseball and the Caps made his job just as easy as they could.
LOTS OF SUPPORT
After the 22-year-old was touched for a Wenatchee run in the first inning, Vancouver scored five in their half of the first and four more in the second.
Every time a Wenatchee pitcher wound up to throw, the bats in the Capilanos bat rack began to talk. Vancouver exploded for 20 base hits, included in which was everything but a home run. Everyone on the club got at least one, and Jimmy Wert got particularly fat with four-for-five and four rbi’s.
Lovich went along with this as well as he could. He coasted from the fourth inning on and although he allowed 10 hits before he had his 27 men retired, it was a good outing for the boy. His control was fair, if not sharp. When he had to get it over, he did and for a college kid, that’s good news these days,
SANDY GETS THREE
Sandy Robertson, playing only his second baseball game this season, was a fair running mate to Wert with three-for-four and three rbis.
DIAMOND DUST—Hunk Anderson, the former Capilano pitcher now retired, turned up at the Stadium last night … He’s in town with his wife and kiddies spending a little holiday … Earl Sheely, the Seattle general manager, is due in town tonight to look over the Capilanos who are still wearing Seattle contracts … Lovrich picked up a lot of firsts for himself last night … It was his first starting job and first completed game … He picked up his first hit in O.B. and first rbi, and he also won his second game of the year … The Seattle Rainiers-Capilanos exhibition, due this coming July 28, is already an expected sell-out and Bob Brown will begin taking reservations for the game July 15 … Jimmy Moore is due in town either tonight or Thursday.
While we’re on the subject of the Capilanos, Edo Vanni gets this man’s vote for the best crack of the week … All the boys were talking about Gordie Brunswick’s second home run down in Lewiston, Sunday, when Edo popped up with “I’d like to have that one cut up into little singles. They’d last me for a week.”
Wenatchee .... 100 001 120—5 10 6
Vancouver ..... 540 310 15x—19 20 0
Bauhofer, Kapp (2), Moore (5) and Robinett; Lovrich and Ritchie.
SALEM, July 8 — Lewiston batters collected 12 hits off four Salem pitchers to win a Western International League baseball game, 7-5 here Tuesday night.
A single by Milt Smith, a walk and two fielders choices accounted for Lewiston's first inning run.
Keith Bowman went the distance for Lewiston allowing 11 hits including four by shortstop Gene Tanselli.
Lewiston .... 102 210 100—7 12 0
Salem ........ 100 110 101—5 11 1
Bowman and Helmuth; Collins, Edmunds (3) Francis (6) Aubertin (8) and Nelson.