S T A N D I N G S
W L Pct GB
Yakima ..... 70 42 .625 —
Tacoma ..... 62 45 .579 5½
Wenatchee .. 63 49 .563 7
Tri-City ... 61 50 .550 8½
Victoria ... 49 63 .437 21
Vancouver .. 46 62 .426 22
Salem ...... 45 63 .417 23
Spokane .... 44 66 .400 25
YAKIMA, Aug. 5 — Lloyd Dickey chalked up his 12th triumph of the season and his fourth straight over Vancouver by pitching Yakima Bears to a 6-5 victory over the Canadians here Saturday night.
The win was the third straight for the Bears in the current 5-game series against the Caps in the Western International league.
Vancouver ..... 200 000 300—5 5 4
Yakima ........ 310 020 00x—6 8 2
Beasley, Alvari (7) and Heisner, Dickey and Tiesiera, Tornay (7).
WENATCHEE, Aug. 5 — Tacoma fell 5½ games behind Yakima by blowing a 17-5 lead Saturday night and dropping a 20-17 decision to the third-place Wenatchee Chiefs.
Four putchers from each time, including first baseman Jerry Ballard of the Chiefs, saw action as 37 base hits rattled off the fences and the teams contributed eight errors.
Tacoma ..... 734 300 000—17 15 2
Wenatchee .. 302 015 54x—20 22 6
Kerrigan, Carter (6) Knezovich (7), Brillheart and Sheets; Ragni, Sciarra (1), Ballard (3), Ferrarese (5) and Billings.
SALEM, Aug. 5 — Victoria's Athletics chalked up a double blanking ing of the Salem Senators Saturday night as they whipped the Solons 6-0 in the second game of a doubleheader after taking the seven-inning opener, 3-0.
The air-tight pitching of Jim Hedgecock sparked the Athletics to the first victory. Joe Mishasek made his first start for the Athletics since July 11 but was replaced in the first inning by Hedgecock after facing only three batters, getting an out and walking two batters before his sore arm blew a fuse. Hedgecock forced Bob Cherry to hit the first of six double plays the game produced, then pitch two-hit ball the rest of the way. Mel Wasley's single in the fifth and John Tierney's double in the sixth were the only Salem hits. Hedgecock didn't walk a batter and struck out five.
The A's scored the winning run in the third when Al Ronning singled, went to second on Hedgecock's sacrifice, to third on a wild pitch, then came in when Marty Krug, Jr. singled. Three walks, a fielder's choice, an infield out and an outfield fly gave the A's two insurance runs in the fifth.
In the nightcap Ron Smith throttled the home club on four hits while the Athletics were banging two Senators pitchers for 10 blows, including a two run homer by Lou Novikoff in the first inning after Krug had walked.
Novikoff batted in the third run in the third as the A's sent Ludwig Lew to the showers with a three-run attack. Hits by Jim Moore and Gene Thompson figured in the scoring. Gene Valentine held Victoria well in check from there but it was too late.
Victoria ..... 001 020 0—3 3 1
Salem ........ 000 000 0—0 2 1
Mishasek, Hedgecock (1) and Ronning; Tierney and Allison
Victoria ...... 203 000 010—6 10 0
Salem ......... 000 000 000—0 4 3
Smith and Danielson; Lew, Valentine (3) and Beard.
KENNEWICK, Aug. 5 — Jim Warner hit four homers and batted in 11 runs as Tri-City and Spokane split a double header on Saturday night.
The last-place Indians beat the Braves 19-11 in the first game.
Warner, Tri-City centre fielder, hit two homers and a double in a five-for-five game and knocked in six runs.
Glen Stetter hit two home runs for the Indians and Frank Matoh turned in one. Spokane scored their last inning six runs on four hits and three bases on balls.
In the second contest, Warner smacked another two out of the park for five RBIs to lead the Braves to a win.
Spokane .... 332 302 6—19 23 0
Tri-City ... 310 021 4—11 15 0
Holder and Rossi; Orrell, Olsen (5) and Pesut.
Spokane .... 000 100 300—4 8 1
Tri-City ... 102 010 04x—8 12 2
Roberts and Weatherwax; Nicholas and Pesut.
Wenatchee Due for 100,000 Attendance
WENATCHEE, Aug. 5.—A season attendance of 100,000 at Wenatchee's 1950 home games
appears certain, Team Manager George Clark said today.
Clark said attendance at the Western International League games has averaged 1700 per game, and there are 17 home dates yet to play. He said attendance last night went over the 85,000 mark.
Wenatchee has not gone over the 100,000 attendance mark since 1940's pennant-winning team drew the customers in droves.