W L Pct. GB
Lewiston .... 35 23 .603 —
Spokane ..... 37 26 .587 ½
Salem ....... 33 27 .569 3
Edmonton .... 31 28 .525 4½
Vancouver ... 32 31 .508 5½
Yakima ...... 29 30 .492 6½
Calgary ..... 27 30 .474 7½
Wenatchee ... 25 33 .431 10
Tri-City .... 26 35 .426 10½
Victoria .... 26 36 .419 11
AP has different standings for Vic
VICTORIA — Lewiston Broncs pushed over two runs in the ninth inning to edge Victoria Tyees 9-7 in a series-opening Western International League baseball game here Friday night.
The victory, coupled with Spokane's defeat by Yakima, again put the Broncs in first place Broncs facing Victoria pitching which had blanked Vancouver Capilanos in three successive games, ended Tyees streak of scoreless innings at 20 by scoring three runs in the first inning. They took a 7-2 lead at one time but Tyees finally got to Manny Perez and tied it with two runs in the eighth.
Doubles by Al Heist and Artie Wilson around a single by Ken Richardson produced the winning runs. Larry Barton was the most productive Lewiston hitter, getting four singles in four trips.
The victory went to John Marshall, third of three Lewiston pitchers. Marshall put out the Victoria rally in the eighth and had no trouble holding the Tyees in the ninth.
Lewiston ........... 300 310 002—9 14 2
Victoria ............. 200 020 120—7 12 1
Perez, Klein (8) Marshall (8) and Garay; Prior, Bottler (9) and Harford.
YAKIMA, Wash. — Yakima unlumbered its big sticks Thursday night to break a five game losing streak, defeating Spokane 5-1 in a Western International League baseball game.
Don Carter spaced out six hits for the win, breaking his own six game losing streak and making his 1953 record 9-9.
Spokane started the scoring with one run in the fourth when Stan Palys doubled and eventually came home on Carl Bush's bunt.
The Bears evened it in their half of the inning when John Albini homered over the centrefield fence. They added the clinchers in the sixth when Herman Lewis homered over the same fence with Albini aboard. The homers were Albini's 10th and Lewis' 16th of the season.
Spokane ........... 000 100 000—1 6 2
Yakima ............. 000 102 20x—5 8 1
Giovannoni, Romero (7) and Sheets; Carter and Albini.
KENNEWICK, Wash. — Bob Snyder pitched a six-hit shutout, his second shutout of the season, as Tri-City defeated Calgary 4-0 in a Western International League baseball game Thursday night.
Tri-City's first run was unearned coming when Len Tran walked and then came home on Jack Warren's single that was mishandled in the field to permit Tran to come home.
The Braves added three more in the seventh on five singles and a double.
Edo Vanni, Tri-City manager, was booted from the game when he protested an umpire's ruling in the first inning.
Calgary .... 000 000 000—0 6 3
Tri-City .... 000 001 30x—4 9 0
Hittner, Stites (8) and Bricker; Snyder and Warren.
SALEM, Ore. — Home runs gave Edmonton a sweep of a Western International League double header from Salem, 6-3 and 3-1, here Thursday night.
Andy Skurski's three-run homer in the fifth inning of the second game decided a pitching duel between Edmonton's Pat Utley and Salem's Joe Nicholas who lost his sixth of the season against 21 victories.
Utley, who allowed only two hits to Nicholas' four, had yielded a run in the first inning when Gene Tanselli stole home. The Detroit sandlot player signed by the New York Yankees struck out 11.
Sam Kanelos' three run homer in the third inning started Eskimos to their win in the seven-inning opener.
Skurski and Clint Weaver finished the winners' scoring with consecutive homers in the fifth.
Edmonton ........ 004 020 0—6 8 2
Salem ............. 000 201 0—3 7 0
Tisnerat, McNulty (7) and Morgan; Hemphill, Borst (6) and Masterson.
Edmonton ........ 000 030 000—3 4 3
Salem ............. 100 000 000—1 2 1
Utley and Morgan; Nicholas and Nelson.
No other games scheduled.
Calgary to test Sunday Pro Ball
CALGARY, Alta., Aug. 27 — Sunday professional baseball will be tested here the first time Sept. 6 as the Stampeders play the Edmonton Eskimos in a Western International League night game. A recent Sunday game in Edmonton drew 3,500 fans and a silver collection of $1,700. Vancouver also has tried a WIL Game on the Sabbath.
The planned contest was originally part of a doubleheader scheduled for Labour Day, Sept. 7. Now, only one game will be played that day.