W L Pct GB
Tacoma ..... 29 13 .690 —
Wenatchee .. 23 20 .535 6½
Salem ...... 22 29 .524 7
Yakima ..... 21 22 .488 8½
Tri-City ... 22 24 .478 9
Spokane .... 21 23 .477 9
Vancouver .. 18 24 .429 11
Victoria ... 17 27 .386 13
SPOKANE, June 2 — Spokane's Indians defeated the league-leading Tacoma Tigers 9 to 7 in the opener of a four-game series Friday night.
The Tigers led 7 to 4 at the end of the fourth inning's first half. Big Joe Rossi, Spokane catcher, put the Indians in the lead when he doubled with the bases loaded during the bottom half of the inning.
Tacoma ....... 023 200 000—7 8 3
Spokane ...... 211 500 00x—9 15 4
Knezovich, Hufford (4), Greco (5) and Sheets; Roberts, Holden (4) and Rossi.
WENATCHEE, June 2—Lefthander Don Ferrarese pitched a steady five-hit game here Friday night to give the Wenatchee Chiefs a 8-4 win over the Yakima Bears.
Ferrarese walked seven men to bring his league-leading total to 82 but struck out 11 Yakima batters during the contest.
Yakima ........ 000 020 020—4 5 0
Wenatchee ... 000 061 01x—8 8 3
Powell, Domenichelli (5), Bradford (8) and Tornay: Ferrarese and Len Neal.
SALEM, Ore., June 2 — Tri-City's Braves whipped the Salem Senators 8-1 Friday night as Dick Stone, effectively scattered nine hits in the opener of the club's Western International league series here. It was the first appearance of the new Tri-City club in Salem.
The Braves picked up only seven hits off the Solons' Ludwig Lew but made them count.
In the second frame the visitors tallied twice via three walks and Stone's single. Two more in the sixth resulted from a hit batsman, singles by Clint Cameron and Neil Bryant and a fly-out.
The Braves exploded for four runs in the eighth. Three came on catcher Jim McKeegan's double with the sacks jammed. Salem's lone run off Stone arrived in the ninth and was a product of four hits.
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TRI CITY 8 SALEM 1
SALEM, Ore., June 2 — Jim McKeegan shared the honors of winning Friday night's game with hurler Dick Stone. The young red head cleared the loaded bases in the eighth with a single to the wall and also drove in another of the Braves' eight runs.
For Stone it was his sixth victory of the season against two losses. Although the husky right hander gave up nine hits he kept them well scattered. He was robbed of a shutout in the ninth inning when Salem scored their lone run.
The loss Friday night was the ninth out of the last 12 starts for the Senators and moved Wenatchee back into the runner-up spot by a half-game.
The Braves second baseman Al Spaeter, who was out of the entire Yakima series with flu came back into the lineup Friday to help the TriCity WIL entry break their losing habits.
Tri-City .... 020 002 040—8 7 0
Salem ....... 000 000 101—1 9 0
Stone and McKeegan; Lew and McMillan.
VANCOUVER, B.C., June 2—Victoria Athletics hung on grimly Friday night to eke out an 8-6 victory over Vancouver Capilanos in the second contest of the four-game series now tied at 1-1.
The A's, leaning strongly on the sturdy right arm of big John Marshall, held Caps to a single run in the bottom of the ninth inning although the bases became loaded with two out. Joe Mishasek finally relieved Marshall to force pinch-hitter Sandy Robertson to ground out to short.
Victoria ......... 001 311 200—8 15 1
Vancouver ..... 011 000 121—6 9 1
Marshall, Mishasek (9) and Ronning; Nicholas, Spurlock (7), Costello (9) and Heisner.