W L Pct. GB
Spokane ..... 8 2 .800 —
Salem ....... 6 2 .750 1
Calgary ..... 5 4 .556 2½
Vancouver ... 5 4 .556 2½
Yakima ...... 5 5 .500 3
Tri-City .... 4 4 .500 3
Lewiston .... 4 4 .500 3
Edmonton .... 3 6 .333 4½
Wenatchee ... 2 6 .250 5
Victoria .... 2 7 .222 5½
VANCOUVER — A six-run outburst in the first inning gave Vancouver Capilanos a flying start Thursday night as they trounced Edmonton Eskimos 9-1 in a Western International League game.
Pat Utley, rookie Edmonton righthander, walked the first two men in the inning and then gave up two singles and three runs before heading for the showers.
Frank Mascaro smacked two doubles and two singles and batted in three runs for the Caps.
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VANCOUVER [Keith Matthews, News-Herald, July 10]—The Capilanos set a season’s high for themselves Thursday with a six-run first inning, the largest amalgamation of runs in a single inning they have managed in the year ’53. It led eventually to a 9-1 victory over Edmonton, a 2-2 split in the series and Pete Hernandez’ 10th win.
Perhaps the rumors of impending changes spurred the present Caps to the magnificent heights of their six-game achievement. Perhaps it was merely the law of averages.
No matter which it was, the victory came well received but the changes will still be made.
Bob Duretto, the outfielder infielder catcher, caught a plane this morning from Los Angeles and will arrive this afternoon. Whether or not he will be in the line-up tonight in the 7 o’clock doubleheader against Calgary depends entirely on his condition and manager Harvey Storey’s desire to throw him in.
By Saturday, more additions are expected.
In the meantime, Vancouver built up a 12-hit attack for themselves, include in which was a deadly assault on right field by Frank Mascaro. The right pasture is Moose’s off-field, but four times he parked stinging basehits out that way and got two doubles, two singles and three rbi’s for his efforts.
Behind such a robust show of muscles, Hernandez had no difficulty at all picking up No. 10. He becomes the first Capilano to achieve the half-way goal to the coveted “20 Win Club.”
DIAMOND DUST – Van Fletcher (9-6) and Dale Thomason (2-2) will pitch against the Stampeders [unreable] tonight … A select 12 Pony League youngsters will be schooled in hitting etc. between games of the double header with Professor Harvey Storey conducting class.
Edmonton ........ 000 001 000—1 6 2
Vancouver ....... 600 010 30x—9 12 0
Utley, Manier (1) and Prentice; Hernandez and Leavitt.
VICTORIA— Earl Dollins pitched Victoria Tyees to a 5-2 victory over Calgary Stampeders Thursday night, splitting the teams' Western International League series at two games apiece.
Dollins, although in trouble in the late innings with bases on balls, limited the Stampedlers to five hits and struck out 10. The Stamps had 43 hits in the first three games of the series.
Dwane Helbig and Granny Gladstone each batted in two runs for the Tyees. Helbig, playing his first full professional season, now has batted in 28 runs in his last 16 games.
Calgary ......... 002 000 000—2 5 0
Victoria ......... 004 000 10x—5 9 0
Hittner and Lillard; Dollins and Martin.
SPOKANE—The Spokane Indians scored a run in the eighth to tie the game, then won it with a run in the ninth in a 7-6 victory over the Yakima Bears on Thursday.
The victory went to manager Don Osborn, who hurled one inning in relief.
Yakima ........ 014 100 000—6 11 1
Spokane ...... 400 010 011—7 16 3
Edmunds and Albini; Nemes, Cordell (3), New (8), Osborn (9) and Sheets.
LEWISTON — no story available
Wenatchee ...... 000 003 000—3 4 0
Lewiston ......... 030 011 07x—12 12 3
Beamon and Bartolomei; Brenner and Cameron.
Salem and Tri-City, idle.