W L Pct. GB
Salem ....... 5 0 1.000 —
Yakima ...... 4 1 .800 1
Spokane ..... 4 1 .800 1
Vancouver ... 3 2 .600 2
Calgary ..... 3 2 .600 2
Wenatchee ... 2 3 .400 3
Tri-City .... 2 3 .400 3
Lewiston .... 1 4 .200 4
Edmonton .... 1 4 .200 4
Victoria .... 0 5 .000 5
YAKIMA — The Yakima Bears pounded out a double win over the Lewiston Broncs in a Western International League twin-bill here Sunday, 9-8 and 3-2, although the Broncs outhit the Bears in both games.
Lewiston banged out 17 safeties in the opener and eight in the seven-inning nightcap while the Bears were collecting 11 in the game and four in the second.
Trailing by a 9-2 score going into the top of the eighth, the Broncs scored six runs on four singles, a walk, and Al Heist's triple. But the rally failed by one run.
They threatened again in the top of the ninth, but Mel Wasley flied out with two aboard to end the inning.
Manny Perez had a no-hitter going for the Broncs for three innings of the second game. Then, Al White tripled to start the fourth for Yakima. When the dust had cleared, two runs were in.
The Bears scored their winning run in the sixth when Phil Steinberg tripled and scored on Bob Wellman's long fly to center.
Lewiston ...... 002 000 060—8 17 2
Yakima ........ 501 030 00x—9 11 1
Brenner and Cameron; Edmunds, Rios (8)and Albini, Novick (8).
Lewiston ...... 101 000 0—2 8 0
Yakima ........ 000 201 x—3 4 1
Perez and Garay; Carter and Novick.
SPOKANE — Big Stan Palys rapped out an eighth inning home run to give the Spokane Indians a 5 to 4 win over the Edmonton Eskimos in the first game of a Sunday Western International League double-bill.
Bob Nemes started for the Indians and pitched one hit ball for four innings before he weakened to allow two hits and a run in the fifth.
The Eskimos added two more runs in the seventh off of a single and two triples.
They tied the game up in the eighth when they combined a double and an error by relief pitcher George New to bring in a run.
Spokane, after two scoreless and hitless innings, managed to score two runs off a walk, a passed ball, a single and a double, in the third.
The Indians tallied twice in the fifth after they loaded the bases and Will Hafey singled, driving in Jim Brown and Carl Bush.
Palys broke up the tie and ended the scoring in the eighth when he homered over the center field wall.
The Eskimos' Whitey Thomson slammed out a home run on the first pitch of the second game but the Edmonton lead was short-lived.
After Spokane pulled ahead with four runs in their half of the first inning, the Indians were never threatened.
Edmonton ..... 000 010 210—4 3 0
Spokane ....... 002 020 01x—5 8 2
Johnson, Manier (5) and Morgan; Nemes, New (7) and Sheets.
Edmonton ..... 110 000 300— 5 12 3
Spokane ....... 423 000 40x—13 14 0
Day, Tisnerat (3) and Morgan; Romero and Ogle.
SALEM — Salem edged Victoria 4-3 in the opener of Sunday night's Western International League doubleheader here.
Salem, which had scored two runs in the fourth inning of the opening game, went ahead to stay with two runs in the sixth. They came on two hits and three walks that scored Gene Tanselli and Hugh Luby.
Grannie Gladstone singled in Cece Garriott for Victoria's first run in the opening inning Dwane Helbig, former Oregon State star, homered in the fourth. Milt Martin doubled and was scored on a fly by Lou Branham in the fifth.
Victoria ............. 100 110 0—3 6 1
Salem ............... 000 202 x—4 6 0
Dollins, Hodges (6) and Martin; Roenspie and Masterson.
Victoria ............. 000 000 030—3 7 4
Salem ............... 200 000 02x—4 4 4
Bottler, Prior (8) and Martin; Collins, Nicholas (8) and Nelson.
KENNEWICK — Carl Gunnarson finally crossed the plate in the 14th inning when Harvey Storey's fly ball fell between careless hands in the 5-4 finale of a Western International league twin bill here Sunday between the Vancouver Capilanos and Tri-City Braves.
In the first game, the Caps got their only run in the first inning when K Chorlton raced in from first on a double by Gale Taylor.
Lonnie Myers, in his second start after a three-week injury, lef 1-0 after three innings but a three-run fifth put the damper on his prospects and gave Bill Bloom the win.
Vancouver ....... 010 000 0—1 5 4
Tri-City ........... 000 131 x—5 10 0
Myers and Leavitt; Bloom and Warren.
Vancouver ....... 100 002 000 000 01—5 15 3
Tri-City ........... 000 100 030 000 00—4 15 2
Roberts, Gunnarson (8) and Leavitt; Hedgecock, Dobernic (9), Snyder (14) and Pesut.
WENATCHEE—Calgary battered Wenatchee 17-6 in the wild first half of a Western International League Baseball doubleheader Sunday, then bowed 2-1 to the Chiefs in the tightly pitched afterpiece.
Three Wenatchee pitchers walked a total of 18 men in the opener, taking two hours and 26 minutes to wade through seven innings.
By contrast, the Chiefs' ace hurler, Charley Oubre, went the distance in the nine-inning nightcap and scattered four hits.
Wenatchee won the game in the ninth when Calgary pitcher Joe Orrell gave up three of his eight hits to load the bases, then wild-pitched the winning run home from third.
Calgary ........... 107 051 3— 17 12 1
Wenatchee ...... 001 101 3—6 12 1
Stites and Lillard; Klein, Beamon (3), Monroe (7) and Bartolomei.
Calgary ........... 000 000 100—1 4 1
Wenatchee ...... 000 001 001—2 8 1
Orrell and Lillard; Oubre and Bartolomei.