W L Pct. GB
Lewiston .... 32 22 .593 —
Spokane ..... 34 25 .576 ½
Salem ....... 32 24 .571 1
Vancouver ... 32 28 .533 3
Yakima ...... 28 26 .519 4
Edmonton .... 28 27 .509 5½
Calgary ..... 26 28 .481 6
Wenatchee ... 23 31 .426 9
Tri-City .... 24 34 .413 10
Victoria .... 23 35 .397 11
SPOKANE, Wash. — Lewiston swept into first place in the Western International League Saturday night by running its win streak to 11 straight, taking both ends of a double-header from Spokane, 5-3 and 5-4.
The wins gave the Broncs six straight victories over the former WIL leaders.
John Marshall was the steadying force for Lewiston as he came on to relieve in both games and put down Spokane threats. He got credit for the first win.
Spokane got two runs in the first inning of the second game, but Lewiston bounced back with three scores in the second and two more in the fourth.
Spokane also started fast in the opening game, getting three runs in the first inning. Then Marshall came on the mound for the Broncs and pitched shutout ball, allowing Spokane just one hit in the remaining six innings.
Marshall now has a record 4 wins and 11 losses.
Lewiston ............ 021 010 1—5 12 2
Spokane ............. 300 000 0—3 3 0
Butler, Marshall (1) and Cameron; Spring, Cordell (7) and Sheets.
Lewiston ............ 030 200 000—5 13 1
Spokane ............. 200 000 020—4 7 0
Kime, Powell (1), Marshall (8) and Garay; Franks, Romero (4), Cordell (8) and Sheets.
CALGARY— Calgary Stampeders downed Vancouver Capilanos 7-3 and 5-1 in a double-header Saturday to take a 3-1 edge in their Western International League series with the coast club.
In the first half of the split doubleheader, veteran Joe Orrell limited Caps to one hit in the first six innings. He gave up only four more in the last three, one of them a three-run homer to Bob Duretto in the seventh. Orrell helped his own cause with a homer in the sixth.
Trailing going into the bottom of the fifth under the lights, Calgary tapped out three hits to take a 2-1 lead. They got another pair in the sixth to wrap up the game and added a single in the eighth on a homer by Charlie Mead.
It was Mead's 25th homer of the season tying him with teammate Don Hunter for the league lead.
In the night game, Glenn Hittner on the Calgary mound gave up only five hits.
Vancouver ......... 000 000 300—3 5 1
Calgary ............. 222 001 00x—7 10 0
Myers, Roberts (8) and Duretto; Orrell and Bricker.
Vancouver ......... 010 000 000—1 5 1
Calgary ............. 000 022 01x—5 11 1
Fletcher, Roberts (8) and Leavitt; Hittner and Bricker.
EDMONTON — Edmonton Eskimos came from behind twice to edge Victoria Tyees 6-5 in both ends of a Western International Baseball League double-header here Saturday.
The wins gave Eskimos a 3-1 margin in their four-game home stand with Victoria.
The first contest was an extra-inning thriller. Esks spotted Tyees two runs in the top of the 10th, then swept back with three of their own on four successive singles, a walk, and an error to grab the victory.
John Conant, who relieved starter Don Tisnerat in the 10th, got credit for his 22nd win against 10 defeats. Bob Drilling, the first of two Victoria pitchers, was charged with the loss.
Dick Morgan smashed a two-run homer for Edmonton in the sixth. Granny Gladstone clouted a circuit blow for Tyees.
The second encounter also was a closely played affair. With the Eskimos trailing by one run going into the bottom of the fourth, Andy Skurski drove in a pair of Edmonton runners with a double.
Then after Victoria's Bob Moniz homered in the top of the seventh to knot the count, Skurski hit a long outfield fly in the last of the seventh to bring home the winner.
Jack Widner went the route Esks to post his 10th triumph. He walked one, struck a batter and struck out five in surrendering ten hits. Southpaw Ben Lorino also lasted the distance absorbing the defeat, striking our four, walking one, and hitting a batter while giving up ten hits in his first complete game.
Victoria ............ 002 000 001 2—5 12 1
Edmonton ......... 000 002 100 3—6 13 0
Drilling, Prior (10) and Harford; Tisnerat, Conant (10) and Prentice, Morgan (4).
Victoria ........... 300 100 100—5 10 3
Edmonton ......... 210 200 10x—6 10 0
Lorino and Harford; Widner and Morgan.
KENNEWICK, Wash.— Tri-City swept two games from Salem Saturday night, by scores of 5-1 and 4-1, to chalk up its first twin win of the 1953 Western International League baseball season.
Bob Snyder pitched six-hit ball as the Braves took the Solons in the nightcap, thereby pushing Lewiston into the league lead.
Salem ............ 000 100 0—1 8 0
Tri-City ......... 101 030 x—3 3 0
Collins, Hemphill (4) and Nelson; Robertson and Warren.
Salem ........... 000 100 000—1 6 1
Tri-City ........ 010 201 00x—4 7 0
Nicholas and Masterson; Snyder and Pesut.
YAKIMA — Yakima baseball fans, 1,776 of them, paid what they wanted to get in and saw what they got in for Saturday night as the Bears defeated the Wenatchee Chiefs, 7-3, in a Western International League baseball game.
The Bears got off to a good start, a second inning homer by Herman Lewis. It was his 15th of the year but the first on the home field. They added another tally in the second but Wenatchee bounced sack with one in the fourth and two more in the fifth to take a temporary lead.
The two runs in the fifth came on Don Stanford's double and singles by Keith Bowman, Harry Green and Ross McCormack.
Yakima took it back with five runs in the seventh as the team batted around, starting with Bob Wellman's double-and ending with his line out to third.
Wenatchee ......... 000 120 000—3 7 1
Yakima ............... 011 000 50x—7 7 2
Bowman, Klein (7) and Bartolomei; Townsend and Albini.