W L Pct. GB
Lewiston .... 37 24 .607 —
Spokane ..... 39 27 .591 ½
Salem ....... 35 27 .566 2½
Edmonton .... 31 30 .508 5
Yakima ...... 31 30 .508 5
Vancouver ... 32 33 .492 7
Calgary ..... 28 32 .467 8½
Tri-City .... 28 35 .444 10
Wenatchee ... 25 35 .417 11½
Victoria .... 27 38 .415 12
VICTORIA [Doug Peden, Colonist, Aug. 30]—John Marshall might never win a popularity poll among Victoria’s baseball fans but the veteran righthander with the thinning locks is one of the big reasons the Lewiston Broncs are leading the Western International League pack down the home stretch in the second-half schedule.
GETS NO. 21
Big John, starting the second game of Saturday’s doubleheader at Royal Athletic Park amid a chorus of jeers from many of the 650 paying customers, had the last laugh again. He blanked the Victoria Tyees on four hits and ambled off the field with his second win of the four-game series and his 21st of the season, after the Broncs had pounded out 11 hits for a 5-0 victory.
The Tyees had scored their only win of the series as they edged the Broncs, 5-4, in an 11-inning thriller during the afternoon. Bill Prior, who relieved starter Bill Bottler in the eighth, batted in the wining run to pick up his 14th win in 27 decisions, and hand manager Bill Brenner his 10th loss instead of his 20th victory.
WALK STARTS IT
Granny Gladstone started the winning rally in the 11th by drawing a base on balls. Dwane Helbig beat out a bunt for his third hit of the game and moved to second as Gladstone was cut down at third on Davis’ attempted sacrifice. Milt Martin skies out because Prior broke up the game with a liner to right centre.
Only two Tyees reached third base against Marshall in the night game, Bob Moniz getting that far in the first inning and Don Pries making it when the Tyees loaded the bases in the seventh. Davis had two of the four Victoria hits with Helbig and Pries each picking up one.
Kenny Richardson, Clint Cameron, Artie Wilson and Al Heist each connected for two hits against Earl Dollins, who went all the way for the Tyees, as he took his 12th loss. Richson and Cameron each batted in two runs while Heist had the only extra-base hit of the game—a double.
Yakima Bears move in at Athletic Park Monday night for the first game in a three-game series. A feature of Monday’s program will be the appearance of the 32-piece Western Command Air Force Band, which will be flown over from Vancouver to present a program between 7 and 8 p.m.
Lewiston ........... 000 001 030 00—4 5 1
Victoria ............. 012 010 000 01—5 13 2
Brenner and Garay; Bottler, Prior (8) and Martin.
Lewiston .......... 102 000 002—5 11 0
Victoria ............ 000 000 000—0 4 2
Marshall and Garay; Dollins and Martin.
SPOKANE — Calgary, apparently liking the daylight, whalloped Spokane 9-2 Saturday afternoon for its first Western International League win in three starts against the Indians.
Calgary ............ 041 021 010—9 15 2
Spokane ........... 001 000 001—2 7 0
Levenson and Bricker; Franks, New (2), Romero (5) and Sheets.
WENATCHEE — Tri-City rammed across three runs in the ninth inning to defeat Wenatchee, 6-5, here Saturday night. It was the second game in a row that the Braves came through for a ninth-inning victory.
Jess Dobernic made his 44th mound appearance of the year for Tri-City and protected Dan Robertson's 13th victory.
Tri-City .............. 010 101 003—6 11 1
Wenatchee ......... 020 000 300—5 11 3
Robertson, Dobernic (9) and Warren; Botelho, Monroe (9), De Carolis (9) and Bartolomei.
SALEM — Salem Manager Hugh Luby squeezed in the winning run with a bunt in the eleventh inning as the Senators defeated Vancouver 3-2 in the second game of Saturday night's Western International League doubleheader here.
Salem won the opener 8-2.
Vancouver ......... 000 002 0—2 6 2
Salem ............... 310 031 x—8 11 0
Marshall, Barrett (2), Thomason (6) and Duretto, Leavitt (6); Roenspie and Nelson.
Vancouver......... 000 010 000 01—2 4 0
Salem .............. 000 000 001 02—3 10 3
Myers, Robertson (11) and Duretto; Borst and Masterson.
YAKIMA — Yakima spotted Edmonton three runs in the first inning then went on to win a free-hitting Western International League baseball game, 11-8.
The Canadians had only a short-lived advantage; Yakima scored five times in its half of the first LeRoy Johnson started it when he walked the bases full and Bob Wellman cleaned them off with a double. It was the first of three doubles scored by Wellman.
Edmonton ............. 300 013 100— 8 9 8
Yakima ................. 530 110 01x—11 15 1
Johnson, Manier (1), Tisnerat (8) and St. George; Blank, Rial (5), Carter (6) and Albini.
Calgary Stampeders Face Loss
CALGARY [TSN]—The Calgary Stampeders, with total attendance of only about 30,000, will wind up $72,000 in the red this season, according to reports.
Receipts will be $44,000 short of meeting operating expenses, it was estimated, and in addition the club spent $28,000 for players before the year started.