W L Pct GB
Lewiston .... 17 7 .708 —
Vancouver ... 14 10 .583 3
Wenatchee ... 13 13 .500 5
Salem ....... 10 10 .500 5
Calgary ..... 13 14 .481 5½
Victoria .... 12 14 .462 6
Tri-City .... 11 13 .458 6
Yakima ...... 12 15 .444 6½
Spokane ..... 11 14 .440 6½
Edmonton .... 11 14 .440 6½
YAKIMA — Yakima reached four Tri-City pitchers for 13 hits and made use of five Brave errors to win a 10-4 Western International League baseball victory Wednesday night.
Tri-City ....... 000 004 000—4 8 5
Yakima ....... 201 502 00x—10 13 2
Dobernic, Bloom (4), Hockaday (7), Michelson (8) and Pesut; Rial, Thompson (6) and Novick.
EDMONTON, Alta. — The Edmonton Eskimos defeated the Calgary Stampeders 5-4 Wednesday night to halve a four-game Western International League baseball series with the Stamps at two games apiece.
Calgary ...... 000 000 031—4 6 1
Edmonton ..... 120 042 00x—9 10 2
Stites, Francis (6) and Lillard; Tisnerat and Prentice.
Calgary .... 020 200 000—4 7 2
Edmonton ... 000 200 03x—5 10 1
Levinson, Roberts (8) and Lillard; Conant and Morgan.
SPOKANE [Victoria Colonist, May 21]—Manager Cec Garriott shook his line-up again last night but Victoria still didn’t have the winning combination, losing 6-3 to the Indians at Spokane.
It was the second straight of the three-game Spokane series, which concludes tonight, and the third in a row for the defending champions.
NAP, LU IN DUGOUT
Perhaps indicating player changes, Garriott kept Nap Gully on the bench last night even though forced to use Mike Williams in the outfield and also kept Lu Branham on the sidelines. Don Pries went to second base for Branham with Herman Charles taking over Pries’ old spot at third base. Gale Taylor, who has been handicapped by a bad back, went into the game as a pinch-hitter and finished in left field.
Bob Drillling got off to a bad start as the Indians put together an infield hit, two doubles, an infield out and an outfield fly for three runs in the first inning and adde a fourth run in the second as a result of a bad throw by Charles.
Tyees had their chances to go ahead but once more lacked the necessary concentrated attack and were stopped by Victoria southpaw Art Worth, who turned in a fine job of relief pitching to gain credit for the win.
Garriott’s single and Chuck Abernathy’s triple gave the Tyees a start in the fourth and they threatened in the fifth when Charles walked and Sam Brusa singled to open the inning. Taylor popped out but Jim Clark walked to load the bases. Bob Moniz, still in his slump, popped out, then Pries singled in two runs to bring Worth to the rescue of Bob Nemes. Worth curved a called strike over on Garriott.
Worth got out of trouble in the sixth, when Charles lined into a double play, and in the eighth when pinch hitter Branham grounded in the third of three Spokane double plays. In the seventh, Clark struck out after failing to bunt after Brusa and Taylor opened with singles, Moniz flew out and Taylor forced Prior.
Meanwhile, the Indians added a couple of insurance runs in the seventh, both unearned as a result of a dropped fly ball by Pries.
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SPOKANE — Stan Palys drove in four runs Wednesday night as the Spokane Indians won their third straight Western International League baseball victory a 6-3 decision over Victoria.
The win gave the Indians a 2-1 lead in their three-game series with the Tyees.
Victoria ... 000 120 000—3 8 2
Spokane .... 310 000 20x—6 9 0
Drilling, Hopp, Hodges and Brusa; Nemes, Worth (5) and Sheets.
WENATCHEE — The Salem Senators made it two in a row over the Wenatchee Chiefs with a 7-1 victory in a Western International League baseball game here Wednesday night.
Jack Hemphill allowed Wenatchee only six well-spaced hits for the win.
Salem ...... 001 100 140— 7 13 0
Wenatchee .. 100 000 000— 1 6 4
Hemphill and Nelson; Oubre, Monroe (7) and Bartolomei.
LEWISTON — The Lewiston Broncs swept a Western International League doubleheader from Vancouver Wednesday night, downing them 7-2 in the seven-inning opener behind the three-hit pitching of Manny Perez, and 7-1 in the nightcap.
Perez was the hitting hero in the opener, smashing a grand slam home run to hand Van Fletcher his first loss in five tries this year.
Clint Cameron and Ken Richardson hit homers and Bill Brenner pitched five-hit ball to beat Rod MacKay in the second game.
Vancouver .... 000 020 0—2 3 0
Lewiston ..... 201 040 x—7 8 1
Fletcher, Thomason (3) and Lundberg; Perez and Neal.
Vancouver .... 000 001 000—1 5 3
Lewiston ..... 202 021 00x—7 11 4
MacKay, Myers (5) and Lundberg; Brenner and Cameron.