W L Pct. GB
Victoria .... 70 34 .673 —
Spokane ..... 60 49 .550 12½
Vancouver ... 51 48 .515 16½
Salem ....... 52 53 .495 18½
Lewiston .... 51 56 .477 20½
Yakima ...... 48 60 .444 24
Tri-City .... 45 60 .429 25½
Wenatchee ... 44 61 .419 26½
LEWISTON, Idaho, Aug. 3 — The Lewiston Broncs humbled the Victoria Tyees, 13-4, in the second half of a Sunday Western International League baseball twin-bill after being blanked 1-0, in the opener.
In the second game, Lewiston got to the combined offerings of Bill Bottler and Carl Gunnarson for four runs in the fourth inning on two walks, three singles and a triple. The Broncs added five more tallies in the seventh on six hits and one error.
Bob Williams led both clubs at the plate with three singles in five trips to drive in five runs.
In the first game, Victoria's ace hurler, Jehosie Heard, limited the Broncs to only three hits in recording his 17th win of the season against six losses. It was the first time in 105 games that Lewiston has been shut out.
Victoria ....... 010 000 0—1 7 0
Lewiston ...... 000 000 0—0 3 1
Heard and Martin: Thomason and Lundberg.
Victoria ..... 010 100 002— 4 9 2
Lewiston .... 002 420 50x—13 14 3
B. Bottler. Gunnarson (4) and Bottler; Nicholas and Cameron, Lundberg (7).
SPOKANE, Aug. 3— The Spokane Indians staged a three-run rally in the ninth inning to drop the Vancouver Capilanos, 5-4, in a Western International League baseball night bill here Sunday.
Erratic fielding again plagued the Caps as they lost their third straight game to Spokane by identical 5-4 scores.
Vancouver had things pretty much their own way going into the ninth as they led the Indians 4-2. But the roof caved in when Len Tran threw Wilbur Johnson's double-play grounder into left field, advancing Ed Bouchee, who had singled, to third base. Bouchee scored on a sacrifice bunt by Relief Hurler John Conant.
Later, Cap Shortstop Jesse Williams bobbled George Huffman's grounder to allow Conant to score the tying run, Mel Wasley followed with a sharp single to right field
to score Sam Kanelos, who had been intentionally walked, for the winning run.
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SPOKANE [Vancouver News-Herald, Aug. 4]—A little bashful on the victory side of the ledger after their latest road trip the Capilanos return home tonight to open their longest home stand of the year and about their “last chance” to make a championship bid.
The Caps lost two tough ones by identical [5-4] scores to Spokane Saturday, which helped the Indians more firmly embed themselves in the WIL’s second slot. Sunday, the Caps lost by the same score and to the same club.
For this home stand, which is the most important thing at this moment, Vancouver opens against Wenatchee, a club which is very low in the league but always manages to play itself out against Vancouver.
It will be the start of a stand which keeps the Capilanos in Vancouver for 11 days and which will bring Spokane here from Thursday until Saturday and Victoria from Monday until Thursday.
Tonight also is Penticton Night at Cap Stadium. All the lovely Penticton Peach Festival Queens, Princesses and what have you will be very much in evidence at the ball yard.
The Paul Jones case will come up for review again today, and the young right-hander who got himself in Ed Vanni’s doghouse for insubordination might be restored to the good books by this evening. In fact, after the tough road haul, it would surprise nobody is Paul was tonight’s starting pitcher.
DIAMOND DUST—Bob Brown spent the weekend in Bellingham scouting a semi-pro tournament down there … Said he saw several likely youngsters who are just about ready for pro ball … Game time tonight is 8:15.
Vancouver .... 300 000 010—4 7 4
Spokane ....... 020 000 300—5 9 1
Locke, Fletcher (9) and Ritchey; Marshall, Conant (8) and Sheets.
YAKIMA, Aug. 3 — Yakima eked out a 3-2 win over Tri-City in the second game of a baseball doubleheader Sunday for their lone victory of a four-game Western International League series.
Tri-City won the seven-inning opener 6-5.
Len Noren's home run in the eighth inning of the nightcap broke a 2-2 deadlock and gave Ted Shandor the edge over Tri-City's George New in a tight pitching duel.
Yakima got its first two runs in the fourth on John Albini's single, Dario Lodigiani's double and an error by Tom Marier. Tri-City tied it in the sixth, Des Charouhas scoring Bob Rittenberg, who singled, with a triple, and Joe Scali chasing in Charouhas with a single.
Tri-City ...... 000 132 0—6 8 1
Yakima ....... 300 030 0—5 9 0
Romero and Lewis; Thompson, Del Sarto (5), Garrett (6). Donley (6), Albini (7) and Donahue.
Tri-City ....... 000 002 000—2 7 1
Yakima ........ 000 200 01x—3 9 1
New and Lewis; Shandor and Donahue.
WENATCHEE, no game stories available
Salem ......... 000 300 000—3 6 2
Wenatchee .. 200 020 01x—5 7 1
Hemphill and Nelson; Dahle and Pocekay.
Salem ......... 107 000 0—3 9 1
Wenatchee .. 100 010 0—2 9 2
DiBiasi, Edmunds (7) and Nelson; Baufhofer and Pocekay.