1916 Game Reports     

 

1916 Saskatchewan Amateur Baseball Championship Series

(September 4)  Playing in a steady drizzle on a saturated diamond at Cairns Field, the visiting Regina Whirlwinds won the opening match of the 1916 Saskatchewan amateur baseball finals when they outlasted the hosting Transportation team of Saskatoon by a 21 to 11 count. Playing conditions were atrocious as evidenced by the twelve errors that each team was charged with. Shortstop Jack Farquhar led the Queen City Whirlwinds offensively with three hits, including a triple.

McLellan (W) and Hipwell
Lyle (L), Barrett (4) and Taylor, Callahan

The Saskatoon Transports club was credited with the win in the second half of the muddy doubleheader when the game was called because of darkness in the bottom of the ninth inning before the homesters had completed their turn at bat. With sawdust spread liberally along the basepaths and around the bases prior to the start of this game, conditions were marginally better than those endured in the matinee contest. The Whirlwinds trailed throughout the entire game and, heading into the ninth, were behind 5 to 0. They rallied, however, with eight tallies to take an 8 to 5 lead but with one Saskatoon batter retired in the bottom of the frame, the plate umpire decided it was too dark to continue so the score reverted back to the end of the eighth inning in which the Hub City contingent held a 5 to 0 cushion. The Reginans outhit their hosts 7 to 5 but were held in check by winning chucker Frank Lyle with runners in scoring position.

Kain (L), Garrett (5) and Hipwell
Lyle (W) and Callahan

(September 14)  A five-run third inning at Dominion Park propelled the Regina Whirlwinds to a comfortable 9 to 2 victory over Saskatoon in the deciding game of the Saskatchewan amateur baseball championship. Winning twirler McLellan mowed down 13 Saskatonians by the strikeout route in leading the new kingpins to the Leader Cup.

Lyle (L) and Callahan
McLellan (W) and Hipwell