W L Pct GB
Salem ....... 10 3 .769 —
Spokane ..... 11 4 .733 —
Calgary ..... 7 6 .538 3
Lewiston .... 7 6 .538 3
Vancouver ... 7 6 .538 3
Tri-City .... 6 8 .429 4½
Yakima ...... 6 9 .400 5
Victoria .... 5 8 .385 5
Edmonton .... 5 9 .357 5½
Wenatchee ... 4 9 .308 6
YAKIMA, July 14—Jack Bukowatz' home run in the 14th inning gave the Vancouver Capilanos a 9-8 win over the Yakima Bears in Western International League baseball play on Tuesday.
It was his first of the year and came off the bench, as Bukowatz was recently replaced at second base by newcomer Bob Duretto.
The Caps were rolling along with a 7-0 lead when manager Harvey Storey pulled himself from the lineup and inserted Bukowatz at third base.
But the Bears charged back with two runs in the third and fourth innings, scored singles in the fifth and eighth, and then sent the game into overtime with a pair of runs in the last of the ninth.
They battled inning after inning until Bukowatz powered the ball over the right field fence at the 345-foot mark to give reliefer Lonnie Myers the win, his fifth against four losses.
Vancouver ........ 043 000 000 000 02—9 13 0
Yakima ............. 002 210 012 000 00—8 19 2
Hernandez, Myers (9) and Leavitt; Edmunds, Jacome (3), Rial (9), Del Sarto (10) and Albini.
WENATCHEE [Colonist, July 15]—Victoria Tyees made it five out of six last night by holding on to enough of an early lead at Wenatchee to defeat the Chiefs, 9-7, as pitcher Ben Lorino made his 1953 debut with the club—as a first baseman.
HIT FOR BOB
It was righthander Bob Drilling who shoulder the pitching chores for the Tyees last night and, for the second straight game, he received solid hitting support. He gave up 13 hits but his mates made the most of the 12 they got off two Wenatchee moundsmen to give him his sixth win in 18 decisions.
Lorino, a 24-game winner with Victoria last season, reported in time to make the road trip and took over first base last night to give big Chuck Abernathy a rest. The southpaw went hitless but walked to start the third inning and scored a run to give the Tyees an 8-3 lead at that point.
Granny Gladstone’s two-run double and Jim Clark’s single, coupled with an outfield error gave the Tyees a 3-0 lead in the first inning and they boosted it to 7-0 in the second after Drilling led off with his second hit of the season.
ADD FOUR MORE
Lu Branham’s bunt was bobbled by pitcher Charley Oubre and both runners were safe. Bob Moniz moved them up with a sacrifice and then Don Pries, Gladstone and Helbig slammed successive doubles for four Tyee runs.
Wenatchee made its big with three tallies in the second inning and cut the Victoria lead to 8-6 with three more runs in the third on three hits and errors by Branham and Gladstone.
Pries rapped out his second double of the game to drive in Branham with the final Victoria run in the eighth.
The clubs play a double-header tonight and finish the series with a single game tomorrow before the Tyees move to Tri-City for another four-game set.
Victoria .......... 341 000 010—9 12 2
Wenatchee ..... 033 000 010—7 13 3
Drilling and Martin; Oubre, Klein (3) and Helmuth.
SALEM, July 14—Front-running Salem edged Calgary 2-1 on Tuesday in a Western International League game.
After pitching six-hit ball, Jack Hemphill singled in the ninth inning, scoring Connie Perez who had walked, and moved up on a sacrifice and another walk. Calgary pitcher Glen Hittner also gave up six hits.
Calgary ..... 000 001 000—1 6 0
Salem ....... 000 000 011—2 6 0
Hittner and Lillard; Hemphill and Nelson.
SPOKANE, July 14—Four Lewiston hurlers were the victims in the nine wild innings Tuesday night at Ferris Field. They served up a total of 24 hits, including three home runs as the Indians toiled to a 17-5 triumph.
Lewiston ran out of pitchers and sent third-baseman Ken Richardson to the mound in the hit parade at Spokane. He held the Indians to one run in the eighth but they
reached him for five more in the ninth. Sixteen of Spokane's 17 runs were earned.
Lewiston ..... 001 030 100— 5 9 4
Spokane ...... 000 415 25x—17 24 0
Butler, Kime (5), Ruddell (6), Richardson (8) and Garay; Romero, Nemes (5) and Sheets.
KENNEWICK, July 14—Clint Weaver's big bat saved the day for Edmonton, as the Eskimos needed 11 innings to pull out a 10-9 victory over the Tri-City Braves on Tuesday night.
His two-run homer in the ninth put the Eskimos out in front.
Tri-City sent the game into extra innings in the bottom of the inning when Len Tran doubled Bob McGuire home. Weaver cracked the tie and won the game in the 11th, scoring on a sacrifice fly after he had tripled.
Edmonton ...... 002 050 002 01— 10 12 1
Tri-City ......... 200 015 001 00—9 12 1
Manier, Day (6), Tisnerat (9) and Morgan; Robertson, Dobernic (9), Bloom (10) and Warren.