W L Pct GB
Salem ....... 1 0 1.000 —
Spokane ..... 1 0 1.000 —
Wenatchee ... 1 0 1.000 —
Yakima ...... 1 0 1.000 —
Tri-City .... 1 1 .500 ½
Vancouver ... 1 1 .500 ½
Calgary ..... 0 1 .000 1
Edmonton .... 0 1 .000 1
Lewiston .... 0 1 .000 1
Victoria .... 0 1 .000 1
SPOKANE — The Spokane Indians began the second half of the Western International League baseball season with a 6-4 triumph over Edmonton Friday night, taking the lead in the first inning and never losing it.
The Indians got five runs off Edmonton's 19-year-old starting hurler Pat Utley during the first six innings. Don Tisnerat, who replaced Utley in the seventh, gave up doubles to Jim Command and Will Hafey for Spokane's final run in the seventh.
Jack Spring held the Eskimos scoreless for the first six frames but gave up four runs during the seventh and eighth before he was relieved by Bob Nemes.
Carl Bush led the Spokane hitting attack with two doubles and two singles for two runs batted in.
Command had a double, triple and two walks in four times at the plate.
Edmonton .......... 000 000 220—4 8 2
Spokane ............ 300 002 10x—6 10 0
Utley, Tisnerat (7) and Morgan; Spring, Nemes (8) and Sheets.
SALEM—Dave Dahle pitched a two-hitter for the Salem Senators Friday night as the Western International League's first half champions opened the second lap of the season here by blanking Victoria, 5-0.
The only Victoria hits were Lu Branham's infield single in the first inning and Chuck Abernathy's line single to centre in the sixth. The Tyees were unable to advance a runner past first base
In the first, Connie Perez tripled home Dick Sabatini, and Jim Deyo singled him in for another run. Four singles in succession chased three men across the plate in the third.
It was Salem's 16th victory in 18 games.
Victoria ......... 000 000 000—0 2 2
Salem ........... 203 000 00x—5 10 0
Drilling, Walker (6) and Martin; Dahle and Masterson.
WENATCHEE — Righthander Frankie De Carolis Friday night pitched his fifth straight victory since joining Wenatchee a month ago as the Chiefs defeated the Calgary Stampeders in a Western International League baseball game.
The 5 foot 4 inch hurler allowed only three hits, but needed relief from Laurie Monroe to get the final two counts of the ball game. Ross McCormack led the winner's attack with three hits in four times at bat.
Rocky Tedesco, with a double, had the only extra base hit of the game. The other two Calgary hits were gained by manager Gene Lillard and Ken Whitehead.
Calgary ............ 020 001 003— 6 3 1
Wenatchee ....... 007 000 310—11 13 2
Levinson, Wisneski (3) and Lillard; De Carolis, Monroe (9) and Bartolomei.
KENNEWICK — The Vancouver Capilanos celebrated the start of the second half of the Western International League baseball season with a 6-1 win of the Tri-City Braves. But the celebration ended soon after, as the Braves picked up a 6-1 win in Friday's second game.
Van Fletcher was the winner of the first game while Dale Thomason relieved Lonnie Myers in the nightcap. Myers was returning to action after a long layoff caused by a broken wrist. Fletcher was pitching out of turn as scheduled starter Bobby Roberts came up ill.
Manager Harvey Storey got Flecther on the right path toward his ninth win with a bases-clearing double in the first inning, good for two runs. The Caps scored again in the second off Jess Dobernic, then Fletcher lost his shutout on one pitch when Vic Buccola homered over the right field wall.
Frank Mascaro more than evened that score in the seventh when he crashed a 400-foot homer over the centre field scoreboard for three runs. It was one of the longest wallops in the history of the Kennewick ball park.
Vancouver ....... 210 000 3—6 9 0
Tri-City ........... 000 010 0—1 7 1
Fletcher and Leavitt; Dobernic and Pesut.
Vancouver ....... 000 000 010—1 6 0
Tri-City ........... 211 110 00x—6 12 1
Myers, Thomason (7) and Lundberg; Robertson and Warren.
Note.. AP says Fletcher threw a shutout in the opener and their linescore reflects it. The News-Herald says 6-1 and mentions the homer in their story.
YAKIMA—Danny Rios picked up his 11th win against five losses as the Yakima Bears came from behind to defeat the Lewiston Broncs 13-6 for their fourth straight Western International league victory on Friday,
Lewiston ...... 010 121 001— 6 8 2
Yakima ........ 000 423 04x—13 15 2
Butler, Brenner (5) and Cameron; Rios and Albini.