W L Pct.
Spokane .... 3 1 .750
Yakima ..... 3 1 .750
Tri-City ... 4 2 .666
Tacoma ..... 3 2 .600
Wenatchee .. 3 2 .600
Salem ...... 2 3 .400
Vancouver .. 2 3 .400
Victoria ... 0 5 .000
KENNEWICK, April 22—The Tri-City Braves ran their winning streak into four tonight by downing the Tacoma Tigers 4-3 in a Western International League game played on Sanders Field. It was the first game of a double-header.
The Braves went out in front in the first inning and Tacoma's only chance to get back was blasted when Vic Buccola, hefty Braves first baseman, parked one over the centerfield wall. Bucolla's homer also scored Artie Wilson.
A crowd of more than 1100 saw the Braves take their fourth victory in five starts. It was the Tri-Cities' second win over Tacoma. The Tigers went to the wall 11-8 here Friday night.
Braves Pitcher Lou McCollum only struck out one batter to oppose him. But the rangy Tri-City chucker only permitted three hits. Three Tigers reached first via base-on-balls.
The ringing bats of Buccola and Neil Bryant drove Hufford Tacoma pitcher, from the mound in the fifth.
The score was knotted two-all when Buccola got to the plate in the fifth. Buccola took a fast pitch from Hufford and knocked it over the right centerfield fence.
That broke up the ball game. The Tigers tried in the seventh and managed to get a run across but it wasn't enough. It was a seven-inning game.
Tacoma's Tigers came to life with a roar in the second game of a doubleheader to cut short the winning way of the Tri-City Braves, 5 to 2.
It was the Tigers night to howl. They had yelped during the first game when the Braves whipped them 4-3. But in No. 2 the coast team came to life and knocked Braves pitcher Cy Greenlaw from the mound.
Vance Lazor, Tacoma chucker, had the Indian sign on the Braves. The Tri-City team nicked him for six singles — center fielder Jim Warner getting four of them — but that was the best he could do.
Warner homered in the third with no one on base and drove in Greenlaw in the fourth with a scorching single. But that ended the Braves scoring efforts.
Tacoma cut things loose in the third inning when Ronnie Gifford, second baseman rapped a triple with two on. Then, to keep things rolling, Gifford got across home plate a few minutes later on Glen Stetter's single.
The Tigers whipped things up again in the seventh inning. Al Cohen, shortstop, doubled and then Greenlaw fell apart. The Braves pitcher walked three successive batters scoring Cohen.
Dick Stone replaced Greenlaw but the first man up Wimple Quinn filed out to deep right field scoring Stetter. Stone got things under control at that point and ended the scoring for the evening.
Tacoma ........ 100 010 1—3 3 2
Tri-City ......... 200 020 x—4 6 7
Hufford, Carter (6) and Sheets; McCollum and Pesut.
Tacoma ........ 003 000 200—5-8-2
Tri-City ......... 000 110 000—2-7-1
Lazor and Sheets, Fisher, (8). Greenlaw, Stone (7) and Pesut.
WENATCHEE, April 22—Rookie lefthander Don Ferrerase pitched three-hit ball here Saturday night as the Wenatchee Chiefs defeated the Victoria Athletics 7 to 2.
Five walks by Jake Mooty, veteran Victoria righthander, and a two-run triple by Chief second baseman Buddy Hjelmaa gave Wenatchee five runs in a big seventh inning.
Centerfielder Gene Thompson tripled in two runs for Victoria in the third inning to give the A's a lead that Mooty protected for six innings.
Edo Vanni, just released by the Seattle Rainiers, went hitless in three trips for Victoria. He signed with the Athletics shortly before Saturday night's game.
Victoria .......... 002 000 000—2 3 0
Wenatchee ..... 000 000 52x—7 7 3
Mooty and Ronning; Ferrarese and Fiscalini.
SALEM, April 22—The Vancouver Capilanos, behind the steady eight-hit pitching of Bob Snyder, topped the Salem Senators, 5-2, Saturday in a rain-marred Western International league engagement.
Everett Pearson had three hits, while Bob McLean batted in three runs for the winners.
The outcome evened the club's series at one game apiece.
Vancouver ...... 030 001 100—5 13 2
Salem ............ 002 000 000—2 8 2
Snyder and Motsinger; Osborn, Stevenson (8) and McMillan.
SPOKANE , April 22—The second game of the Spokane-Yakima Western International league baseball series scheduled for Saturday night, has been postponed.
Roy Hotchkiss, owner of the Spokane Indians, said the game could not be played because of extreme cold and high winds. The teams meet in a double-header Sunday.
WIL Player Released
BOISE, Idaho, April 22—The Vancouver Capilanos of the Western International League returned Jim O'Brien to the Boise Pilots of the Pioneer League on option. O'Brien was Boise's regular first sacker last season.