S T A N D I N G S
W L Pct. GB
Yakima ...... 60 39 .602 —
Tacoma ...... 56 41 .577 3
Wenatchee ... 58 43 .574 3
Tri-City .... 54 46 .540 6
Salem ....... 41 54 .432 17
Victoria .... 43 57 .430 17½
Vancouver ... 42 56 .429 19
Spokane ..... 41 59 .410 19½
YAKIMA, Wash., July 25—Yakima's Bears defeated the Salem Senators, 3-1, Tuesday night behind the snappy hurling of Dick Larner as the teams opened a four-game series.
Ernie Domenichelli started on the mound for the Bears but was lifted for Larner in the first inning after hurting his arm. Larner gave the Solons a run in the fifth via an infield hit, a walk and a sacrifice but otherwise tightly checked the home club. The Senators totaled but four hits.
The Bears got to Ray McNulty for a pair of tallies in the third frame as Will Tiesara, Al Jacinto and Mac McCawley wrapped singles around an error. Another Salem miscue and singles by Jim Westlake and Dave Melton brought the final Yakima marker in the sixth.
Yakima ........... 002 001 000—3 8 1
Salem ............. 000 001 000—1 4 1
Domenicelli, Larner (1) and Tiesara; McNulty and Beard.
TACOMA, July 25—Tacoma rallied for seven runs in the fifth and defeated Tri-City 10 to 4. in a Western International League baseball game Tuesday night.
The Tacoma victory gave it a one notch better position in the standings, just nosing out Wenatchee for second place.
In their big inning the Tigers hopped on Jim Olsen, Tri-City's second pitcher, for 11 hits. Thirteen Tacomans went to bat, the final out coming on a hit base-runner.
Mel Knezovich went the route for Tacoma and kept the Braves' 12 hits reasonably well-scattered.
Jim Warner, the league's leading home run hitter last season, came through with his specialty in the seventh to account for one of the Tri-City runs.
Tri-City ......... 010 001 101— 4 12 2
Tacoma ......... 001 072 00x— 10 17 1
Stone, Olsen (3), Greenlaw (7) and Pesut; Knezovich and Sheets.
VANCOUVER, B.C., July 25—Jay Ragni was in control all the way Tuesday night as Wenatchee Chiefs squelched Vancouver Capilanos, 8-0, to even their series at one game apiece. It cut off a phenomenal—for Vancouver—four game winning streak.
Ragni struck out nine and allowed only five hits. His curve ball had the Caps mystified throughout as he raised his record to 12 and 4. He also had a bit of knuckler, a sneaking fastball and a slider.
On the other hand, Vancouver's youth movement failed miserably. Starter Kevin King, 21, was knocked out of the box after two thirds of an inning and Bob Bruenner, 22, came in only to be greeted by a two-run single by Jerry Ballard. He made his exit with two out in the third. Carl Gunnarson, who admits to 40, did the best heaving, giving up only two hits. Dick Alvari was the fourth Cap to make an appearance, coming on in the eighth.
With two out in the first inning, Wenatchee connected for three quick singles and ran in three runs. Those were enough. King was the loser.
Wenatchee ........ 303 100 010—8 12 2
Vancouver ......... 000 000 000—0 5 2
Ragni and Len Neal; King, Brunner (1), Gunnarson (3), Alvari (8) and Heisner.
VICTORIA, B. C., July 25—Victoria Athletics made it two in a row over the hapless Spokane Indians here Tuesday night as Aldon Wilkie coasted to an 8-3 win.
Wilkie was in excellent form and appeared set for a shutout. However, he eased up in the eighth after a five-run rally in the seventh had given him a 7-0 margin and was tagged for four successive hits. Edo Vanni's inside-the-park home run accounted for the first two Spokane runs.
Spokane ......... 000 000 030—3 11 1
Victoria ........... 110 000 51x— 8 8 3
Holder, Curran (7) and Rossi; Wilkie and Danielson.
Sandy Robertson Leads Pitchers in W-I Loop
TACOMA, July 26—Vancouver's Sandy Robertson, who pitches only when the Capilanos are at home, necessarily remained idle last week and thus failed to embellish the 9-0 mound record which puts him far ahead of all opposition for the Western International elbowing lead.
Tacoma's Bob Kerrigan, who has reached in vain for win No. 15 in four starting jobs during the past fortnight, was compelled to relinquish a half-interest in the runner-up berth to Jay Ragni of Wenatchee,who hit the 14-6 mark by chalking up a victory in his lone appearance of the week.
John Marshall of Victoria (11-5) and Gene Roenspie of Tri-City (8-4) were next in line.
Lloyd Dickey, Yakima southpaw who has won his last five starts, added 15 strikeouts to extend his season's league-leading total to 163.
Don Ferrarese, Wenatchee fork-hander, was charged with more walks in his single mound assignment to boost his aggregate in that department to 157, far and away the largest number of passes issued by any other W-I flinger.
W L SO Pct.
Robertson, Van. ...... 9 0 33 1.000
Soriano, Yak. ........ 3 0 14 1.000
Greenlaw, T-C ........ 5 2 26 .714
Kerrigan, Tac. ...... 14 6 67 .700
Ragni, Wen. ......... 14 6 103 .700
Marshall, Vic. ...... 11 5 113 .668
Roenspie, T-C ........ 8 4 50 .667
Olsen, T-C ........... 6 3 26 .667
Domenichelli, Yak. ... 9 5 38 .643
Stone, T-C ........... 9 5 37 .643
NON WIL MINOR LEAGUE NEWS
Canadian Cities Would Put Teams in Pioneer Loop
EDMONTON, Alta., July 25 — Edmonton and Calgary baseball officials will confer this week with executives of the class C Pioneer league with the view of lining the Alberta cities up with professional baseball.
If one team each from Edmonton and Calgary is admitted to the circuit, raising its membership to 10 clubs, the deal likely will become effective next spring. This was the word from John Ducey, Edmonton diamond empressario, as he left Tuesday for the southern talks.
Accompanying Ducey are Sam Irwin of Calgary, president of the Big Four Inter-City league in this province, and two Calgary baseball club managers.