W L Pct GB
Victoria ..... 24 9 .727 —
Spokane ...... 22 14 .611 3½
Vancouver .... 16 12 .571 5½
Wenatchee .... 17 18 .486 8
Lewiston ..... 17 18 .486 8
Salem ........ 17 20 .459 9
Yakima ....... 13 23 .361 12½
Tri-City ..... 12 24 .333 13½
SPOKANE, May 27 — Ben Lorino pitched his seventh victory of the season for Victoria Tuesday night as the Tyees downed the Spokane Indians 5-2 in a Western International League baseball game.
Lorino has lost only two games.
With the exception of three singles Spokane bunched up in the seventh inning for one run, the seven hits he allowed were scattered.
Victoria ........ 004 000 100—5 7 2
Spokane ....... 010 000 100—2 7 3
Lorino and Martin; Bishop, Marshall (8) and Sheets.
LEWISTON [Vancouver News Herald, May 28]—Left-hander Bob Schulte came within two strikeouts of tying a Western International League baseball record here Tuesday in beating the Capilanos 3-2.
The fast-balling southpaw kayoed 16 Caps on strikes to approach a record set in 1948 by Victoria’s Bob Jensen.
For Schulte, it was sort of sweet revenge from last year. The lefty spent the season in 1941 with Tacoma and one of the clubs which took particular delight in beating him was the Capilanos.
Last night, the Caps came close all right, but they could never get off the hooks of those strikeouts. Everytime [sic] they had a semblance of a rally going, the lean lefty reared back and threw his big fastball, and last night it was enough to level almost every batsman.
Paul Jones, the loser and about to be acclaimed the Caps’ new hard-luck guy, pitched well enough to win eleven of any other 12 games. It was just his tough luck to meet Schulte on one of those nights.
Bob’s control was spectacular for him. Usually a fellow who has trouble finding the plate, Schulte worked ahead of most every hitter and walked only four in his nine innings of work.
The winning run actually came in the fifth inning and it was Schulte who scored it. He walked to start the winning, moved up on Milt Smith’s sacrifice and came home on Snag Moore’s double to the left-centre field fence.
The Caps got as many hits at the Bronco’s [sic]—but in only two innings did Schulte allow them more than one. Vancouver scored in the first on Edo Vanni’s walk and following singles by Ray Tran and John Ritchey.
Then they added another run in the sixth on Jim Wert’s single, Brunswick’s walk and Bob Duretto’s safe blast.
But that was all they could do, and in the end Schulte would up just as strongly as he started. He wound up the game in the ninth by striking out the side.
The same clubs meet here again tonight with Bill Schuster sending Locke (4-2) out to try and break the two-game losing streak.
Vancouver ...... 100 001 000—2 6 1
Lewiston ........ 101 010 00x—3 6 1
Jones and Ritchey; Schulte and Lundberg.
WENATCHEE, May 27 — Charlie Oubre, the Louisiana swamp fox optioned to the Wenatchee Chiefs from Oakland of the Coast League four weeks ago, twirled a one-hitter Tuesday night the Chiefs to a 5-0 Western International League baseball win over Yakima.
The only safety off the former Coast Leaguer was a smashing triple to deep left-centre by Yakima centre fielder Sal Taormina with one away in the top of the ninth. Oubre's offering was a fat one right down the alley on a two-two pitch.
Kenny Wright went the distance for Yakima and was only in serious trouble once, in the first, as he held the Chiefs to seven hits.
Yakima ........... 000 000 000—0 1 2
Wenatchee ..... 301 000 01x—5 8 0
Wright and Donahue; Oubre and Pocekay.
KENNEWICK, [Herald, May 28] — The 903 baseball fans who sat in on the game at Sanders Field last night saw some mighty good night saw some mighty good pitching. In fact the performances served up by loser Dick Waibel and winner Ted Edmunds would compare favorably with most around here this year. Unfortunately though, the fans didn't get to see the Braves win. Instead Salem edged past them 5-4 and further widened the gap between the cellar-bound Tri-City Club and the sixth place Senators.
Tonight Manager Charlie Gassaway will send Portland's optionee Ad Satalich to the hill to try and turn the tide. Hugh Luby, pilot of the Salem team, is countering with left-hander Bob Collins.
Had starter Sal DeGeorge stuck around, longer than he did Tri-City might have come up with an easy victory. They blasted the Salem hurler for four runs in the first inning and had two men on in the second when Luby called Edmunds from the bull pen.
In their first frame the Braves did all their scoring after two were out. Newcomer Joe Scalise started the basepath parade by walking the ball over the left field ouhas' triple [sic]. Nick Pesut chased the second baseman home with a single. Olney Patterson climaxed the assault on DeGeorge by lifting the ball over the left field fence.
Salem edged back in the race when they picked up two runs in the fifth, mostly on the strength of Luby's double and in error by Charouhas. Two more were added in the seventh on doubles by Jim Deyo and Glenn Tuckett and a single by Luby to knot the score. They got their winning marker in the eighth after two were out. Johnnie Moore singled, stole second and come up the way on Dick Bartle's double.
Charouhas with a triple, double and single in that order and Pesut with a pair of rifle shot singles paced the Braves at the plate. Luby and Bartle were the plate guns for the Senators, each with a pair of singles and a double. Edmunds struck out eight and walked but two in capturing the victory and was in trouble only briefly in the fifth and eighth. In the fifth Charouhas got to second on his double and in the eighth Pesut got that far around the sacks. Otherwise, the bases were idle most of the time.
Waibel had smooth going until the fifth and then again in the seventh found himself in a jam when he-gave up three hits. He struck out two and gave up four walks.
Salem ........ 000 020 210—5 10 0
Tri-City ...... 400 000 000—4 8 1
DeGeorge, Edmunds (2) and Nelson; Waibel and Pesut.