1916 Game Reports Vancouver Island     

1916 Vancouver, Lower Mainland, Fraser Valley   
1916 BC Interior 
1916 Vancouver Island   

Baseball in wartime Victoria (with a high percentage of the population of British roots) was nowhere near as popular as a similar bat and ball sport -- cricket.

(June 10)   The Crescents defeated the James Bay nine 6-5 Saturday. Alexander hurled the victory for the Crescents.

Alexander (W) and Davies
Hunter (L), Copas and xxx

(July 12)   A well attended meeting at Central Park resulted in the formation of the Bapco baseball team. The first practice is set for today.

(July 22)  The newly formed Bapcos thrilled a large crowd at Royal Athletic Park Thursday crushing the Ladysmith Miners 14-0 in their inaugural performance. The team punched out 16 hits, three apiece by Cunning and Mickelson, while Bill Balcom twirled a three-hitter, with 11 strikeouts, for the locals.  J.C. Pendray, of the British-America Paint Company (BAPCO), opened the season by tossing the first ball.

Boyce (L) and Ryan
Balcom (W) and Plows

(July 23)   For the second straight game, Bapcos crushed Ladysmith, this time 14-4, in a seven-inning game on Sunday. The contest was shortened to allow Ladysmith to catch the train. Lipsansky hurled two scoreless innings for the visitors, who had a 3-0 lead, before Bapcos turned on the power and notched seven runs in the third and four more in the fourth. Milne held Ladysmith to five hits.

Lipsansky (L), Boyce and Ryan
Milne (W) and Livingstone

(July 30)  Victoria Bapco scored eight runs in the ninth inning to come from behind to crush Friday Harbor 15-8 Sunday in the Washington community.

Balcom, Milne and xxx
xxx and xxx

(August 5)  The Victoria West All-Stars cracked 11 hits, including two home runs Saturday to top Bapcos 10-6. The All-Stars were cruising with a 10-1 lead after eight but were tested in putting down a Bapco rally in the ninth which netted five runs. Catcher Potts led the winners with a home run and a triple. Parks belted a homer and a single. Shakespear held Victoria to eight hits and racked up 12 strikeouts.

Shakespear (W) and Potts
Milne (L) and Plows

(August 21)   In a game at Sidney Monday, the officers of the 143rd Battalion, BC Bantams defeated the officers of the 231st Battalion, Seaforths, 12-11. 

Kennedy, Meredith (5) and Hewitt
Forrest and Taafe

(September 3)   Bapcos put another in the win column Sunday morning downing Pantages Theatre 7-2.

Gribbon (L) and Creedon
McGregor (W), Balcom (7) and Cummings