W L Pct GB
Spokane ..... 13 4 .765 —
Salem ....... 12 4 .750 ½
Calgary ...... 8 8 .500 4½
Yakima ....... 8 9 .471 5
Lewiston ..... 7 8 .467 5
Vancouver .... 7 8 .467 5
Edmonton ..... 7 10 .412 6
Tri-City ..... 7 10 .412 6
Wenatchee .... 6 10 .375 6½
Victoria ..... 6 10 .375 6½
SALEM, Ore. — Catcher Bob Nelson drove home two runs, including the winning tally, as Salem defeated Calgary 4-3 in a Western International League game here Thursday night to take the series, 3-1.
Salem tangles with Spokane in a series opening here Friday.
Calgary got off to a fourth-inning lead as Gus Stathos singled, stole second base, and scored on a single by Jim Mellinger.
Salem overcame it with three runs in the fifth. Jerry Ballard doubled and two walks and a wild pitch allowed one run to score. Nelson singled in another, and an infield out scored one more.
Calgary tied it up in the sixth as Don Hunter and Stathos got doubles and Charley Mead hit a single.
Calgary ... 000 102 000—3 9 0
Salem ..... 000 030 10x—4 9 0
Levinson and Lillard; Collins and Nelson.
KENNEWICK, Wash. — Edmonton Eskimos, pounding out a pair of two-run homers and seven doubles among their 20 hits and capitalizing on five Tri-City pitchers, walloped the Braves 17-5 Thursday night in a Western International League baseball game.
Tri-City finally turned to its catcher, Nick Pesut, for a pitcher that could stop the assault. It was Pesut's first turn at mound duties in professional baseball He held Edmonton in check in the final two innings he hurled.
Bob Thompson homered for the Eskimos in the second and fourth innings, each time with a man on.
He also had a double in his six trips.
Three Tri-City errors in the fourth inning gave the Eskimos three unearned runs.
Edmonton .... 120 704 300—17 20 2
Tri-City ....... 000 020 021— 5 8 5
Tisnerat and Morgan; Michelson, Hockaday (4), Pesut (8) and Warren.
WENATCHEE, Wash. — Victoria Tyees outlasted the Wenatchee Chiefs 8-7 in a Western International League game Thursday night which turned out to be a walkfest.
Twenty-five (that's right) bases on balls were issued by the three hurlers.
Wenatchee scored six runs in the sixth on only one hit, four of the runs being forced across the plate on walks by Tyee pitchers Bill Bottler and Bill Prior. Tommy Munoz brought in the other two with a single, one of the Chiefs' five hits.
Bob Moniz was the big bitter for Victoria with a home run and two singles. His circuit clout came with the bases empty in the sixth inning.
Bottler issued 15 walks and Prior five.
Victoria .......... 301 103 000—8 9 0
Wenatchee ..... 100 006 000—7 5 1
Bottler, Prior and Martin; Beamon and Helmuth.
SPOKANE, Wash. — Home runs hitting by Will Hafey and Stan Palys gave Spokane Indians a 6-4 Western International League win over Lewiston Thursday night and their second series sweep in a row over the Broncs.
Palys' 365-foot round tripper scoring Eddie Murphy in the sixth was his third in as many nights, and the Indians' sixth in three games.
Lewiston threatened in the eighth with two runs that came in on Ken Richardson's double.
Lewiston's pitcher-manager Bill Brenner was the loser. He has had only five defeats this year to 14 wins, four of the losses to Spokane.
Lewiston ... 010 010 020—4 7 0
Spokane .... 010 004 21x—8 11 0
Brenner and Cameron; Worth and Sheets.
YAKIMA — The Yakima Bears showed no respect to their visitors from the north, slamming the Vancouver Capilanos 12-3 in Western International League baseball here Thursday.
They were so disdainful, even pitcher Mal Flinn had a perfect night at the plate with three singles. He went all the way in scattering nine hits.
Herman Lewis was another bug-bear for the Caps. He hit safely for four singles in five trips. Bob Wellman gathered two singles and a double in three tries.
Bespectacled Lonnie Myers, pitching after just one night's rest, was finally chased from the mount in the fifth inning and succeeded by Dale Thomason. The reliefer had a rough time, too, with a balk that scored a run.
Lewis was a defensive hero as well. He made two catches to rob Frank Mascaro and Bob Duretto of extra base hits.
Vancouver ..... 001 001 100— 3 9 2
Yakima .......... 001 144 02x—12 15 2
Myers, Thomas (5) and Leavitt, Flinn and Albini.