W L Pct. GB
Victoria .... 67 32 .677 —
Vancouver ... 51 43 .543 13½
Spokane ..... 56 48 .538 13½
Salem ....... 49 50 .495 18
Lewiston .... 48 53 .475 20
Yakima ...... 46 57 .447 23
Wenatchee ... 42 58 .420 25½
Tri-City .... 41 59 .410 26½
WENATCHEE, July 30 — Victoria's Tyees outlasted Wenatchee 10-7 Wednesday night for their second win of the three-game Western International League baseball series here.
The Tyees opened the scoring with a single run in the first inning, added three more in the third and two runs apiece in the fourth, sixth and seventh inning.
For the second straight night, reliefer Carl Gunberson cut off a Wenatchee rally in the ninth inning and saved the game for Victoria. Trailing by four runs, the Chiefs loaded the bases on consecutive singles. A double play and Bud Bauhofer's pop-up ended the threat after Wenatchee had scored one run.
Victoria .......... 103 202 200—10 12 3
Wenatchee ..... 004 010 011— 7 10 2
B. Bottler, Gunnarson (5) and R. Bottler; Dahle, Bauhofer (6) and Robinett.
YAKIMA [News-Herald, July 31]—Vancouver Capilanos made it two victories in a row over this city’s hapless Bears here Wednesday night by taking the opening game of a doubleheader, 9-7.
Capilano managers like to say of Bob Snyder, their rubber-armed pitcher, that he can pitche every night, but Bob went his well-wishers one better Wednesday.
Snyder, who pitched 11 innings Tuesday as the Vancouver team edged Yakima in the opner of their WIL series, was back in action last night, twice, as the Brownies made it three straight over Dario Lodigiani’s Bears by taking both ends of a double-header.
CAPS COME BACK
Bob did a rescue job for Ed Locke in the first game after the Caps, showing a new penchant for comebacks, tied the score at 7-7 in the sixth inning of the short opener, then pushed across two runs in the seventh. Snyder blanked Yakima for the inning he pitched.
He repeated in the nightcap to save John Guldborg’s 11th victory for him.
JIM WERT BACK
Jim Wert returned to the Vancouver lineup last night as the Caps pulled back into second place by a few percentage points via their double win.
They’ll be out to make it four straight when the Yakima series winds up tonight.
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YAKIMA, July 30 — Vancouver won both ends of a Western International League doubleheader with Yakima Wednesday night taking the seven-inning opener 9-7 and the nightcap 8-6.
Pitcher Bud Guldborg's eighth inning single, scoring Len Tran, who singled, and Bob Duretto, who walked, gave Vancouver its second win in the twin bill.
The Bears went ahead at the start but Vancouver tied it in the seventh on Manager Edo Vanni's double and catcher John Ritchey's single. The Caps came from behind to win the seven-inning opener also, pushing across four runs in the last two innings.
Vancouver ... 100 312 2—9 14 0
Yakima ......... 300 310 0—7 9 1
Locke, Snyder (7) and Ritchey; Savage, Thompson (5), Wright (7) and Donahue.
Vancouver ... 110 120 120—8 17 2
Yakima ........ 201 300 000—6 11 1
Guldborg, Snyder (7) and Duretto, Ritchey (5); Shandor, Wright (8), Garrett (9) and Donahue.
SPOKANE, July 30 — Pitcher Dick Bishop was just as effective at the plate as on the mound Wednesday night as he batted in two runs and hurled Spokane to a 9-1 victory over the Western International League cellar-dwelling Tri-City Braves.
Bishop scattered out seven hits as he picked up his twelfth victory against nine defeats. He was in trouble only in the fourth and fifth innings and timely double
plays erased the threats.
George New went to the showers in the sixth when Spokane scored six runs on four hits and as many walks.
Don Lopes led the Tri-City hitting with two doubles.
Tri-City ........ 000 010 000—1 7 1
Spokane ...... 101 006 01x—9 9 1
New, Satalich (6) and Pesut; Bishop and Sheets.
LEWISTON, July 30 — The Lewiston Broncs pulled one game closer to the Western International League's first division Wednesday night by winning a ten inning thriller from Salem 5-4.
Lewiston jumped off to a quick lead with runs in the first and second innings but Salem went ahead with a run in the fourth and two in the fifth inning.
The fourth-place Senators took the lead with another tally in the seventh and Lewiston tied it up in the ninth after pulling one-run closer in the fifth.
The winning run came in the tenth on an error, single by Bob Williams and another single by Art Wilson.
Salem's Hugh Luby got a home run in the fifth with no one on and the winning Lewiston pitcher, Joe Nicholas, contributed to his own cause in the fifth with a round-tripper with none aboard.
Salem ....... 000 120 100 0—4 7 1
Lewiston .... 110 010 001 1—5 9 0
Hemphill and Nelson; Nicholas, Thomason (10) and Helmuth.
Chiefs Ask Chamber For Help
WENATCHEE, July 30—Art Pohlman, mayor of Wenatchee, and president of the Chiefs, appealed to the Chamber of Commerce today for $5,000 which, he said, was necessary to finish the W.I.L. season.
Attendance at Wenatchee through July was 40,100, about 5,000 less than at a correspomnnding date in 1951.