W L Pct GB
Salem ....... 40 23 .635 —
Edmonton .... 41 27 .603 2
Lewiston .... 36 24 .600 2½
Vancouver ... 33 29 .532 6½
Wenatchee ... 30 34 .469 10½
Spokane ..... 28 35 .444 12
Victoria .... 28 36 .437 12½
Yakima ...... 30 40 .429 13½
Tri-City .... 26 35 .426 13
Calgary ..... 26 36 .419 13½
VANCOUVER, B.C. — The Salem Senators sewed up the first half Western International League championship Wednesday night with a 7-2 win over Vancouver's Capilanos.
It was the second half of a Dominion Day doubleheader. The Caps squeezed out a 4-3 ninth-inning win in the opener on Nick Castas´ single after Gene Tanselli had booted a a ball with two men out and one man on.
The nightcap saw Vancouver scratch a run off left-hander Bob Collins, before Gene Roenspie came on to scatter seven hits in 8 1/3 innings.
Salem ............ 000 300 000—3 10 1
Vancouver ..... 000 100 021—4 11 2
Hemphill, Dahle (9) and Nelson; Hernandez and Lundberg.
Salem ............ 030 310 010—7 11 1
Vancouver ..... 100 0010 100—2 9 1
Collins, Roenspie (1) and Masterson; Guldborg, MacKay (4) and Lundberg.
EDMONTON — A ninth-inning, two-run homer by Sam Kanelos gave Edmonton Eskimos a 7-6 victory over Calgary Stampeders in a Western International Baseball League game Wednesday night.
In the afternoon Eskimos had edged the Stampeders 2-1 in the first game of the day-night doubleheader to win the four-game series 3-1.
The 7-6 win was Edmonton's 10th victory in 11 games on a home stand to close out the first half of the schedule.
Don Hunter hit a homer for Calgary with a mate aboard in the fourth.
In the afternoon, 19-year-old Leroy Johnson of Sunnyside, Wash., made his debut in organized baseball by pitching Eskimos to the 2-1 win. The high school graduate allowed only five hits.
Calgary ............. 000 001 000—1 5 0
Edmonton ......... 000 001 01x—2 7 1
Orrell and Lillard; Johnson and Morgan.
Calgary ............. 000 200 211—6 8 1
Edmonton ......... 300 010 102—7 9 2
Stites and Lillard; Manier and Prentice.
VICTORIA, B. C. — The Yakima Bears exploded with potent extra-base power to take both ends of a Western International Baseball League double-header with the Victoria Tyees here Wednesday.
The Bears went to work on a 4-0 Victoria lead in the sixth inning of the first game when Herman Lewis slammed his second home run of the season, a 400-foot, three-run smash. Bob Wellman's three-run circuit clout topped off a four-run Bear uprising in the ninth that offset the Tyees' three-run rally in the bottom half of the frame.
Dwane Helbig found his batting eye in the night contest as he poled out two homers. His first one, with the basesloaded in the fourth, gave Victoria a 5-0 lead. Helbig also homered in the eighth, this time with two men on base.
Yakima knotted the count at 5-5 against starter Bill Bottler in the sixth inning and Wellman's rapped his second homer run of the day during a three-run seventh off reliefer Zeb Walker. The Bears wrapped up the decision with another six tallies in the eighth.
Yakima ....... 000 003 034—10 9 2
Victoria ...... 012 120 003— 9 9 3
Thompson, Young (7), Rial (9) and Novick; Dollins and Martin.
Yakima ....... 000 041 361—15 17 1
Victoria ...... 000 500 031— 9 9 3
Carter and Weatherwax; Bottler, Walker (6), Hodges (8) and Harford, Martin (8).
KENNEWICK — Charley Oubre pitched a six hitter Wednesday night as Wenatchee batters went hit and run frantic to defeat the Tri-Ciiy Braves 14-0 in a Western International League baseball game.
The Chiefs started out murderously, with Harry Bartolomei getting a homer with two on in the first inning. They continued the slaughter in the fourth as Babe Fuhrman homered with one on and Tom Munoz doubled and came home on a fly ball. They added two more runs in the sixth.
Wenatchee ..... 300 302 600—14 15 1
Tri-City ........... 000 000 000— 0 6 2
Oubre and Bartolomei; Hedgecock, Cowapoo (7) and Pesut.
SPOKANE— The Lewiston Broncs lost their bid for the championship of the Western International League season's first half Wednesday night by falling victims of sixth-ranked Spokane, 2-1.
Ralph Romero pitched his sixth victory and his best of the year in allowing only four Lewiston hits.
Lewiston ......... 000 000 100—1 4 3
Spokane .......... 010 000 10x—2 6 3
Perez and Cameron; Romero and Ogle.
Seals Catcher Due at Yakima
DENVER — John Albini, bespectacled catcher of the Denver Bears of the Class A Western League, has been recalled by the San Francisco Seals.
The Seals have him ticketed for Yakima in the Class A Western International loop. This leaves Jack Shephard, who graduated from Stanford this year, as Denver's No. 1 receiver.
Former Manager Of Salem Baseball Club Dies; Age 59
PORTLANDm July 1 — A former general manager of the Salem Senators Western International League baseball club died here Wednesday night.
He was Alfred C. (Biddy) Bishop, 59. He suffered a fatal heart attack while at work at an automobile dealer's office.
At the close of the 1939 WIL season, Bishop took an option on the Bellingham franchise and persuaded the late George Waters to build the Senators' present ball park and move the franchise to Salem.
He retired as General Manager after holding the position several years.
Bishop was active in baseball most of his life. He played in the Northwest League and later for various Oregon semi-pro teams.
Survivors include the widow, Mary; two sons. William L. and Norman K., both of Portland; and a brother, William, of Salem.