W L Pct. GB
Victoria .... 87 47 .649 —
Spokane ..... 83 59 .585 8
Vancouver ... 67 63 .515 18
Salem ....... 67 71 .485 22
Lewiston .... 65 75 .464 25
Yakima ...... 63 75 .457 26
Tri-City .... 60 74 .448 27
Wenatchee ... 55 83 .399 34
VICTORIA, [Colonist, Sept. 3]—The Victoria Tyees wound up their home stand by breaking even with the Salem Senators but faulty time keeping may have cost them.
The Tyees won the first game of a holiday doubleheader, 4-3, with Bill Prior ending a ninth-inning rally preserve Ben Lorino’s 24th win.
The second game was supposed to have a 6 o’clock time limit. It was scheduled for seven innings but a five-run Victoria rally in the sixth sent it into overtime. The ninth inning started a few minutes past six as the umpires waved the teams onto the field. The scoreboard clock was at least five minutes slow and it is presumed that this was the clock used by Russ Kimpel.
The Senators scored two in the ninth to win it as manager Cec Garriott appeared to be in too much of a hurry to change pitchers and brought in Lorino to Prior’s resume after the first man had singled. Lorino, who had fans buzzing about a no-hitter in the first game before obviously weakening, couldn’t hold the Solons. One bad pitch, which hit a batter with a 0-2 count, was the turning point.
Salem ....... 000 000 003—3 7 2
Victoria ..... 031 000 00x—4 8 1
Edmunds, Hemphill (8) and Thrasher; Lorino, Prior (9) and R. Bottler.
Salem ..... 200 031 002—8 11 1
Victoria ... 000 015 000—6 7 3
Francis, Edmunds (6), Hemphill (6) and Nelson; Han, Prior (6), Lorino (9) and Martin Bottler (6).
YAKIMA, Wash., Sept. 1 — The Spokane Indians Monday completed their sweep of a six-game Western International League series with the Yakima Bears by taking both ends of a Labor Day baseball doubleheader, 9-7 and 12-6.
The Indians broke a 6-6 tie in the seventh inning of the first game, shoving across three runs on Ed Bouchee's triple, two intentional walks, an error and Eddie Murphy's single.
John Marshall who choked off a Yakima threat in the ninth inning to save the opener for Frank Chase, turned in a masterful relief job in the seven-inning nightcap to gain credit for the win.
Marshall blanked the Bears in the last six frames after they had scored all their six runs in the first inning off Gordie Palm and Jack Spring.
Spokane tied it up at 6-6 in the second inning, then broke through for four more runs in the fourth on five hits and added two insurance tallies in the seventh.
Bouchee led the attack in the second game with a triple and two singles. Dario Lodigiani, Yakima manager, got a double and two singles to top his club at the plate.
Spokane ..... 006 000 300—9 11 3
Yakima ....... 201 030 100—7 10 3
Chase, Marshall (9) and Sheets; Thompson, Donley (3), Del Sarto (7) Garrett (8) and Donahue.
Spokane ... 240 400 2—12 17 1
Yakima ..... 600 000 0— 8 10 2
Palm, Spring (1), Marshall (2) and Hinz: Wright, Del Sarto (4) and Donahue.
VANCOUVER, Sept. 1—The Vancouver Capilanos split a pair Monday with the Tri-City Braves, losing in the afternoon, 7-5 and winning at night, 2-1.
In the second game, the Caps beat Bob Greenwood for the first time this year behind Van Fletcher and assisted by Ray Hamrich’s two-run fifth inning error and four double plays by his mates.
Fletcher recorded his 12th victory, settling down after a wild first inning to pitch five-hit baseball.
Home runs by Gordie Brunswick and Joe Scalise were the features of the afternoon game.
John Kovenz had three hits and Larry Marier, two, for the Braves.
Tri-City ........ 010 050 100—7 12 3
Vancouver .... 002 100 002—5 6 0
Brittain, New (4), Satalich (9) and Pesut; Guldborg, Locke (5) and Ritchey.
Tri-City ........ 000 100 000—1 5 1
Vancouver .... 000 020 00x—2 4 0
Greenwood and Pesut; Fletcher and Ritchey.
WENATCHEE, Wash., Sept. 1——Hard-luck Frankie Dasso set a Western International League record Monday for losses in a single season as he suffered his 24th setback in the opener of a Labor Day twin bill.
The Wenatchee hurler went all way as the Chiefs were defeated, 3-1, by the Lewiston Broncs. The Chiefs came back to take the nightcap, 10-6, with a nine-run outburst in the bottom of the sixth.
A slim holiday crowd of 516 was on hand.
Dasso s dubious record cracked the mark of 23 defeats which Bob Drilling posted with Yakima in 1948.
Lewiston's Bill Brenner, who went the distance to win the first game, was charged with the loss in the second after taking over in Wenatchee's nine-run sixth. The Chiefs cashed in on five hits and four Bronc errors in their big inning.
Lewiston had taken an early lead with five runs in the second on five hits, including Charlie Mead's third homer of the series. Bill Stites weathered the Bronc
attack in the second and was nicked for only one more run as he gained the win.
Lewiston ......... 010 000 020—3 11 2
Wenatchee ...... 000 100 000—1 7 1
Brenner and Lundberg; Dasso and Robinett.
Lewiston ......... 050 000 1— 6 10 4
Wenatchee ...... 000 019 x—10 9 0
Powell, Brenner (6) and Lundberg; Stites and Robinett, Pocekay (6).