VANCOUVER, May 12—Charlie Petersen Friday night hit and pitched Tri-City Braves to an 8-3 victory orer Vancouver Capilanos to even the Western International league baseball four-game series at a win each.
Petersen, utility player who said tonight's contest was his first and last as a chucker, throttled Caps on 10 hits and hit safely three times in four at bat, his big blow was a double that scored three runs in the fourth inning. That broke a deadlock.
Tri-City fcored four more in the sixth when left fielder Jim McKeegan homered with three on. After a single in the third inning, the Caps started a miniature rally in
the last on Charley Mead's homer good for two runs.
Tri-City ........ 010 304 000—8 14 0
Vancouver .... 001 000 002— 3 10 0
Peterson and Pesut; Snyder, Kapshin (5), Gunnarson ( ) and Brenner.
SALEM, May 12—The Spokane Indians, bolstered by Ward Rockey's tight six hit hurling, drew first blood in their league series with the Salem Senators Friday night as they downed the home club 3-1.
Rockey got the better of the Senators' Bob Stevenson in a mound duel though the Indians were outhit 6-5.
After Salem punched over its only run in the first inning to take the lead. Spokane came back to even things in the second on a walk and Nan Grabar's double. In the sixth a Joe Rossi single, a walk and an infield out brought another marker and all the margin the visitors needed.
The final Spokane run came in the ninth as Sol Israel doubled behind a base on balls.
Spokane ...... 010 001 001—3 5 1
Salem .......... 100 000 000—1 6 0
Rockey and Rossi; Stevenson and McMillan.
VICTORIA, May 12 — The league leading Tacoma Tigers made it two in a row over the trailing Victoria Athletics Friday night before 1,200 fans when they broke a 7-7 tie with three runs in the eighth inning and went on to win 11-3.
Glen Stetter, with four successive hits already to his credit, came up with the bases loaded in the eighth and blasted a hit down the third base line. Pitcher Jake Mooty heaved the recovery into right field to clear the bags and was charged with his third defeat of the season. The win went to Mel Loust, second of three Tacoma pitchers but it took a sterling bit of relief pitching by Mel Knezovich to save the decision.
Stetter, with five for five, and Dick Greco, who singled and hit a two-run homer, led the Tiger hitters. Jim Wert gave the losers a 4-0 lead in the first inning when
he hit an inside-the-park home run with the bases loaded.
Tacoma ...... 013 012 031—11 15 2
Victoria ...... 401 010 110— 8 9 3
Hufford, Loust (4), Knezovich (8) and Sheets; Hitchcock and Ronning.
YAKIMA, May 12— A squeeze play in the 10th inning ended a brilliant pitching duel between Wenatchee's Tom Breisinger and Yakima's Dick Larner in favor of the Chiefs clever southpaw 1-0 before 1,973 fans, including 72 rooters from Wenatchee, in the opener of a four-game series here Friday night.
The victory moved Wenatchee out of a tie with Yakima for third place in the standings.
Don Fracchia, who collected three of the five hits Wenatchee got off Larner, tripled down the right field foul line in the 10th inning and was squeezed across with the winning rim on a perfectly executed bunt by Hank Sciarra.
Wenatchee ....... 000 000 000 1—1 5 0
Yakima ............. 000 000 000 0— 0 6 2
Breisinger and Len Neal; Larner and Tiesiera.
Indians Become Apaches
CLAYPOOL, Ariz., May 13—The Globe-Miami Apaches of the Arizona-Texas League have obtained three new players and are negotiating for a fourth, it was announced today.
Wayne Brock, a right handed pitcher, and Arthur Worth, an infielder, have been obtained on option from Spokane and Alton Lee, a veteran right handed hurler, has been purchased outright from Oakland, the announcement said.
Worth is six feet two inches tall and bats and throws left handed.
Negotiations are under way for an outfielder.
The new players will join the club in Tucson next Tuesday.