W L Pct. GB
Victoria ..... 28 13 .683 —
Spokane ...... 27 18 .600 3
Vancouver .... 19 17 .528 6½
Lewiston ..... 22 21 .512 7
Salem ........ 22 23 .489 8
Tri-City ..... 19 26 .422 11
Wenatchee .... 18 26 .409 11½
Yakima ....... 17 28 .378 13
VICTORIA, June 4 — The Victoria Tyees retained their three game lead over Spokane here Wednesday night by splitting a twin-bill with the Indians before a crowd of 1,600.
The Indians won the first one 7-0 behind the three-hit pitching of John Marshall. It was their first win of the season over the Tyees and the first loss for southpaw Cal McIrvin after six straight victories.
The defeat for Victoria ended a winning streak at five games, the third time this season the league-leaders have failed to win six in a row.
But the Tyees came back in the seven-inning finale with a 7-3 win. Jehosie Heard won his seventh victory in 10 decisions, as the Tyees made good use of their hits
to hand John Conant his second setback of the season. Conant had won 15 consecutive WIL games before bowing to Yakima on May 30th.
Spokane ...... 303 100 000—7 14 1
Victoria ..... 000 000 000—0 3 1
Marshall and Sheets; McIrvin and Marcucci.
Spokane ....... 300 000 0—3 8 3
Victoria ...... 301 201 x—7 8 1
Conant, Roberts (6) and Sheets; Heard and Marcucci.
SALEM, June 4 — Salem made it two in a row over Wenatchee when the Senators defeated the Chiefs 7-2 in a Western International League baseball game here Wednesday night.
Wildness on the part of Wenatchee Pitcher Ed Kapp plus the clutch hitting of Manager Hugh Luby, Johnny Moore and Dick Bartle accounted for the Salem win.
Wenatchee .... 100 100 000—2 5 2
Salem ........ 003 132 00x—7 8 1
Kapp, Bauhoffer (6) and Pocekay; Hemphill and Nelson.
KENNEWICK, [Herald, June 5]—The Tri-City Braves will be going out for their third consecutive victory tonight when they meet Yakima in the final game of the current series and also the last one in their 11-game home stand.
Yakima halted the Braves surge last night with a 4-3 victory behind the steady, but somewhat erratic hurling of Jack Thompson. Ralph Romero who went the distance for Tri-City was charged with his third loss of the season after six consecutive wins. And when the Bears pushed across a run in the first inning it also shattered Romero's 21-innings of pitching scoreless baseball.
Neither Thompson, who won the game, nor Romero turned in top flight performances. Thompson although touched for but five hits, was in trouble a good part of the time because of the nine walks he gave up. Romero was also troubled by inability to find the plate, giving up seven free passes and nine hits.
The Braves did all their scoring in the first. Bob Rittenberg and Tom Marier drew free passes. Des Charouhas then scored both runners with a long double and crossed the plate himself when John Kovenz hammered out a single, Thompson choked the Braves' bat after that, giving up but one more hit, a single to Charouhas in the fifth.
Yakima came back with one in the first and two in the third to knot, the score and pushed across the winning run in the fifth. Bill Andring led oft that inning with a triple and scored on Gene Klinger's infield roller. Klinger took top scoring honors for Yakima by driving in three of their four runs. His single in the third scored Chuck Malmberg and Andring, while Andring's double in the first brought home Dick Briskey, who had singled.
Manager Charlie Gassaway said would probably start Dick Waibel on the Tri-City hill tonight.
The Yakima pilot Dario Lodigiani shook up his lineup last night as a result of the performance turned in Tuesday night.
Tonight will also feature Max Patkin, one of baseball's top comedians. Patkin, renowned throughout the baseball world for his ability to deliver laughs will take over the Braves coaching box during part of the game.
Yakima ...... 102 010 000—4 9 0
Tri-City .... 300 000 000—3 5 0
Thompson and Donahue; Romero and Pesut.
Lewiston and Vancouver, postponed, rain.