Victoria Tops Caps in Willy
VICTORIA, B.C., May 29—Making his first start in almost two weeks, John Marshall came up with his fourth win Monday night as he pitched Victoria Athletics to an 8-4 decision over Vancouver Capilanos in the first meeting of the year between the two Canadian Western International league entries.
Although a trifle wild, Marshall effectively scattered seven hits and had the Caps baffled with his good slider, striking out eight, many of them called on strikes.
George Nicholas went the distance for the losers and was way off form. His lack of control kept him in almost constant trouble and the A's didn't help with some smart base running and timely hitting.
Twin Bill Tuesday
A couple of ex-Caps, K. Chorlton and Jim Moore, played a prominent part in the defeat of their former teammates. Chorlton drove in two runs with a single and a triple and scored once while Moore handled nine chances afield perfectly, figured in three double plays, stole three bases, scored twice, singled twice and walked once in four trips.
A doubleheader Tuesday winds up the series. Bob Snyder and Hunk Anderson are manager Bill Brenner's mound choices while Aldon Wilkie and Jim Hedgecock, another ex-Cap, will pitch for Victoria.
Vancouver ... 003 000 100-4 7 3
Victoria ....... 003 202 10x—8 9 4
Nicholas and Heisner; Marshall and Ronning.
ONLY GAME SCHEDULED
Salt Lake Adds New Infielder
SALT LAKE CITY, May 30. — Addition of Mike Baxes to the Salt Lake City Bees' infield was announced Tuesday by Business Manager Claude Engberg.
Baxes is a third baseman from the San Francisco Seals system.
He is described as a top fielding player who hit .310 with the Texas-Arizona league last year, leading that circuit in double play activity. He started this season with Yakima of the Western International League.
Glen Stetter, of Tacoma, went into the lead for the batting leadership in the Western International League during the week by raising his average to .411.
He is followed by Nini Tornay of Yakima. with .394, Dick Greco of Tacoma with .379, Gene Thompson of Victoria, with .373 and outfielder Chorlton also of Victoria with .354. Thompson is tied with Catcher Rossi of Spokane for the home run lead with six each. Thompson also has collected the greatest number of total bases 91, and has clouted 14 doubles to lead the league in that department.
First Baseman Wimpy Quinn of Tacoma is leading in runs batted in with 38. Bob Kerrigan, also of Tacoma, is the leading pitcher with a record of eight wins and no losses.
AB H RBI Ave
Blankenship,W. .... 5 3 1 .600
Stetter, Tac .... 124 51 36 .411
Tornay, Yak ...... 99 39 22 .394
Lee, Tac ......... 63 24 8 .381
Greco, Tac ...... 132 50 28 .379
Thompson, Vic ... 142 53 28 .373
Charlton, Vic ... 161 57 33 .354
Wilkie, Vic ...... 20 7 4 .350
Hjelmaa, Wen. ... 136 47 28 .346
L. Neal, Wen ..... 75 25 7 .333
Warner, T-C ..... 144 47 35 .326
Neal, Wen ....... 130 42 13 .323
Tran, Van ........ 85 27 18 .318
Mohr, Spok ....... 44 14 4 .318
Zuvella, Yak ..... 44 14 4 .318
Clarkson, Van ... 145 45 16 .310
Bryant, T.C ..... 165 51 0 .309