1920 Game Reports / Alberta     

EDMONTON CITY LEAGUE

Teams
Dekan Grotto
Knights of Columbus
Veterans (dropped out of league in mid-July)
Y.M.C.A.

Teams in this four-team Edmonton circuit were busy on the diamond virtually every evening when the professional Eskimos of the 1920 WCBL were on the road but the schedule went into siesta mode once the Esks occupied Diamond Park during long home stands which lasted up to three weeks.

(May 22)  YMCA plated two runs in the top of the first inning and that proved to be enough as they shaded the Knights of Columbus 2-1 in the opening game of the Edmonton City League schedule. First baseman "Chief" Spencer led off with a walk and he promptly stole second and advanced on a sacrifice. A wild pitch allowed him to romp home with the first run. Smith, the third sacker, singled to drive in the second. "Smile" Butchart fired shutout ball until the eighth inning when the Knights got their lone marker on "Cap" Spiesman's sac fly. Butchart fanned ten and walked two in tossing a seven-hitter for the win. Enright allowed just five hits in taking the loss.

Butchart (W) and Campbell
Enright (L) and Jette

While the opening game was a pitcher's duel, the follow-up contest was nothing like it. The teams combined for 26 hits as the Vets topped Dekan Grotto 16-8.  Vets jumped into a four-run lead in the first inning and were ahead 12-0 before Dekan got on the scoreboard. Scott, the second sacker, led the winners with four hits with right fielder Ferguson cracking three.  Herbert and Godfrey slammed homers for the Vets with Billy Rankin collecting a circuit clout for the losers. Godfrey survived ten hits to go the distance to register the pitching win with 13 strikeouts and 4 walks.

Godfrey (W) and Ford
Jordan (L), Bowers and Lewis

(May 26)   In an extra inning tussle, YMCA came through with four runs in the 10th inning to down Dekan Grotto 7-3. The big inning was a result of just one hit. Spencer walked and stole second and third, scoring on Nick Campell's three-bagger. After Norm Dodge drew a free pass, Smith reached on an infield error and Campbell scored. Kenny Howard's infield drive was bobbled and both Dodge and Smith scampered home. Dodge scattered ten hits, fanned eight and walked just one in going the route for the win. Steve Chekaluk racked up 16 strikeouts in taking the loss. He gave up nine hits and walked six.

Dodge (W) and Campbell
Chekaluk (L) and Lewis

(May 27)    Pushing across three runs in the sixth inning, Knights of Columbus held on to top YMCA 6-5 Thursday. Cap Spiesman led an 11-hit attack with three safeties. Con Bissett and Gillespie each had a pair. Matt Nehring twirled an eight-hitter for the win.

Nehring (W) and J.Howard
Butchart (L) and Campbell

(May 28)  A five-run fourth inning helped carry Dekan Grotto to an 8-5 win over the Vets on a chilly evening at Diamond Park.  Although Bowers, on the hill for the Grotto was wild, walking seven men, he held the Vets to just four hits. Billy Rankin was the heavy hitter for the winners with four hits in four trips to the plate. Harris added three, including a triple and Bowers punched out a double and single.

Washburn (L) and Ford
Bowers (W) and Lewis

(May 29)   Dekan Grotto built up a 5-1 lead then held off a Knights of Columbus rally in the final frame to escape with a 5-4 victory Saturday. Steve Chekaluk scattered ten hits in going the distance for the win. Second baseman Blake led the Grotto with three hits. Chapman was best for the Knights with a double and two singles.

Chekaluk (W) and Lewis
Enright (L) and H.Aiken

With its third win in four starts, YMCA went to the top of the standings Saturday afternoon dumping the Vets 17-4 as they slammed 20 hits, stole 11 bases, and the Vets made 11 errors. Centre fielder Kenny Howard topped the hit parade with a double and three singles. Butchart cracked a homer and two singles and had three steals and Spencer added three hits and four stolen bases. Catcher Nick Campbell contributed three hits and three runs., Baker, the lone batter in the YMCA lineup without a hit, scattered ten hits in going the route for the pitching win.

Baker (W) and Campbell
Thompson (L), Godfrey (3), Moran (9) and Ford

(May 31)  Knights of Columbus exploded out of the gate with six runs in the first inning and romped to a 14-10 victory over the Vets at Diamond Park Monday. Con Bissett rapped three hits, stole four bags and scored four times. Elliott added a double and two singles. Skiles collected three hits and three scores for the Vets and McDermaid, the losing hurler had a triple and single. Matt Nehring racked up 11 strikeouts in going the route for the win.

Nehring (W) and Perry
McDermaid (L), Godfrey (3) and Ford

(June 1)  YMCA and Dekan Grotto battled to a 4-4 10-inning draw Tuesday in Edmonton City League action. Grotto had a 4-0 lead but let it slip away as the "Y" broke loose for three in the seventh and one in the ninth to tie. Pitcher Butchart slammed a double to knock in Smith with the tying run.

Renaud and Lewis
Butchart and Campbell

(June 2)  Con Bissett slugged a pair of triples and a single and scored twice to lead the Knights of Columbus to a 5-2 victory over the YMCA Wednesday. Joe Stoetzel fashioned a strong game on the hill for the winners allowing just six hits.

T.Dolighan(L) and Campbell
Stoetzel (W) and J.Howard

(June 3)  In an offensive show Thursday at Diamond Park, Dekan Grotto scored in the ninth to edge the Vets 9-8. With the bases loaded, Harris came home on a fielder's choice to hand the win to the Grotto.  Billy Rankin, Sheiman and Alex Renaud each had two hits for the winners. Scott with a home run and two singles was tops for the Vets.

Chekaluk (W) and Lewis
Godfrey (L) and Vance

(June 4)    After loading the bases on a single and two walks in the second inning, Knights of Columbus combined three straight singles, a passed ball, a fielder's choice and a wild pitch to plate six runs en route to a 9-2 pasting of Dekan Grotto in Edmonton City League play on Friday. Matt Nehring held the losers to seven hits and fanned seven in posting the win. Gillespie and Chuck Henderson each cracked a double and single for the KayCees.

Chekaluk (L) and Lewis
Nehring (W) and J.Howard

(June 19)   Trailing the Vets 4-1 in the fifth inning, Knights of Columbus erupted for seven runs and coasted to a 13-4 triumph Saturday in the opening game of a Diamond Park double-header. Cap Spiesman led the winners with a double and single and three scores. Perry and Jimmy Rootes each had two hits. Enright scattered nine hits in going the route for the win. He racked up 11 strikeouts and walked two. Carruthers had a triple and single for the Vets.

Godfrey (L) and Vance
Enright (W) and Rootes

YMCA defeated Dekan Grotto 7-2, scoring in just two innings - three in the sixth and four in the eighth. Norm Dodge yielded eight hits in registering the pitching win. He helped the attack with a triple and two scores. Steve Chekaluk, who took the loss, racked up ten strikeouts in his six innings of work. He walked six.

Dodge (W) and Campbell
Renaud, Chekaluk (4) (L) and Lewis

(June 21)  YMCA held off a ninth inning rally by the KayCees in escaping with a 7-6 triumph. The "Y" boys went ahead 7-4 with a pair in the seventh inning but the Knights came charging back in the final frame with two singles, a walk and a hit batsman to plate two before Ken Crozier got a strikeout to end the game. The Knights out-hit the winners 12-11 as Elliott, the right fielder, led all batters with four hits. Chuck Henderson rapped a triple and two singles and Con Bissett added three one-baggers. Norm Dodge, playing left field, led YMCA with three hits.

Stoetzel (L), Nehring (8) and Rootes, Ford
Crozier (W) and Campbell

(June 22)   In a game in which the Dekan Grotto's star hurler turned up playing centre field for the opposition, the Grotto's clobbered the Vets 16-5 behind a fierce 17-hit attack. The Vets found themselves with just eight players to start the game and borrowed Steve Chekaluk to play in the centre pasture. When manager Wolfe discovered his ace hurler in the Vets outfield he quickly summoned him back to the Grotto bench.  Shortstop Billy Rankin was among the Grotto's hitting stars with two triples, two singles and four runs. Harris added four hits and Cranston had a triple, two singles, two steals and four scores. Lowell of the Vets had the only home run.

Renaud (W) and Lewis
Godfrey (L) and Vance

Second half of schedule

(July 12)   Steve Chekaluk had a no-hitter into the ninth inning Monday before Nick Campbell and Haight poked singles to plate the lone YMCA run as Dekan Grotto posted a 7-1 victory. Chekaluk compiled 11 strikeouts and walked five. The Grotto rapped 11 hits, three by Harris, one of them a double.  Sheiman slammed a homer and single.

Chekaluk (W) and Lewis
Dodge (L), Haight (9) and Campbell

(July 13)  In a wild one at Diamond Park Tuesday, the Knights of Columbus ran up a 14-0 lead before the Vets got on the scoreboard and cruised to a 16-8 victory. Second sacker Cap Spiesman cracked a pair of homers and a single for the winners while Downey had a homer and triple for the Vets. Chuck Henderson added four hits and four runs for the winners and winning hurler Matt Nehring had two hits and two runs.

Godfrey (L), Lowell (7) and Vance
Nehring (W) and Aitkins

(July 14)  In an 11-inning thriller Wednesday, Dekan Grotto and the Knights of Columbus fought to a 2-2 tie in a sterling pitching duel between Enright, with a six-hitter and 14 strikeouts for the KayCees and Steve Chekaluk, a four-hit effort with 17 whiffs for the Grotto. Chekaluk relieved in the first inning with two runs in and just one out and pitched shutout ball the rest of the way.  Grotto scored in the top of the first on an error, stolen base and a wild pitch. The KayCees got three hits of starter Renaud and, with an error, got both runs before Chekaluk assumed the mound and fanned two to get out of the inning.

Enright and Ford
Renaud, Chekaluk (1) and Lewis

(July 15)  In a seven-inning affair, YMCA pounded out 15 hits to blast the Veterans 16-3. Spence slammed a home run  and two singles, scoring three times, to lead the winners. Barney Marskell, the second baseman, also had three hits and three scores. Haight, the winning hurler, allowed eight hits and struck out ten. Godfrey fanned 14 for the Vets, but walked five. The contest was about twenty minutes late in starting due to a dispute over whether Downey should be allowed to play with the YMCA after having suited up with the Veterans just two days ago.

Godfrey (L) and Vance
Haight (W) and Campbell

(July 16)  The Vets have dropped out of the City Baseball League. Manager Drayton made the announcement to a meeting of the executive immediately after Thursday's game.  He said the team was unable to field a team good enough for the league. 

(July 17)   A dropped fly ball in the seventh inning gave Dekan Grotto two runs Saturday afternoon, enough to top YMCA 5-4. With Reg Skitch and Cranston aboard on a walk and an error, Harris lofted one to centre field but Haight dropped the ball as both runners scampered home. Godfrey, in his first start for the Grotto, picked up the win with a nine-hit effort, his first win after five straight losses with the Veterans. He whiffed 11 as did Ken Crozier, the losing hurler.

Crozier (L) and Campbell
Godfrey (W) and Lewis

(July 19)   Knights of Columbus launched a 16-hit offensive, four by Vance and three apiece by Chapman and Enright to clobber YMCA 16-4 Monday at Diamond Park. Chapman's blows included a pair of triples while Joe Stoetzel cracked a home run and a single and winning pitcher Matt Nehring had a three-bagger. The Knights also had help from an atrocious YMCA infield which made eight errors. Nehring allowed just six hits and racked up 11 strikeouts in going the route for the win. KayCees broke up a tight game with 12 runs in the last three innings.

Nehring (W) and Vance
Crozier, Dodge (L) (3) and Campbell

(July 20)   For the second straight night, Knights of Columbus beat the YMCA. In contrast to the runaway of Monday, Tuesday's game was a nail-biter with the Knights notching a 6-5 victory, holding off a ninth inning rally by the "Y",  Jack Howard, Chuck Henderson and Jimmy Rootes each contributed two hits for the winners. Eddie Marskell of the YMCA was the game's top swatter with a home run and two singles.

Crozier, Arnold (L) (4), Dodge (8) and Downey
Enright (W) and Rootes

(July 22)  YMCA spotted Dekan Grotto three runs in the top of the first inning before charging back to score 11 unanswered counters in an 11-3 victory. They had just eight hits, with Spence and Eddie Marskell each with two hits and three runs, but were helped by six Grotto errors.

Renaud (L), Jackson (4), Godfrey (7) and Mathewson
Haight (W) and Downey

(July 23)   Behind a 15-hit attack, Knights of Columbus topped Dekan Grotto 10-3 Friday at Diamond Park. It was a one-run game until the ninth when the Knights exploded for six runs to put the game on ice. Cap Spiesman cracked a home run, triple and single for the winners. Elliot, Enright and winning pitcher Joe Stoetzel each had a double and single. Stoetzel held the Grotto to seven hits, fanned nine and walked three.

Stoetzel (W) and Ford, Vance
Godfrey (L) and Lewis

(July 24)   The final game of the regular season was a wild affair with the teams combining for 26 runs, 39 hits and 12 errors, The Knights of Columbus came out on top 14-12 over YMCA. Chapman had four of the Knights' 20 hits, one of them a double. Con Bissett and Enright each had three hits and winning hurler Matt Nehring swatted a triple and double. The "Y's" catcher Downey led all the batsmen with five hits. Perry and Logan Blades each had three. Nehring survived 19 hits to staggered through the full nine innings for the win.

Nehring (W) and Rootes
Blades (L), Dodge (6) and Downey

PLAYOFFS

First half playoff   Knights of Columbus vs Y.M.C.A. 
(Best-of-three series)  

(July 26)   The opening game of the first-half playoff was cut short because of rain. The Knights of Columbus had scored three in the first inning on an error and four hits. But at the start of the fifth the rains came and then darkness and the game was called.

(July 27)  Knights of Columbus fell behind 4-0 in the top of the first but quickly rebounded with two in their half of the opening frame and added five in the second to go on to a 13-9 victory over YMCA in the first game of their best-of-three series. The KayCees rapped 17 hits off a pair of YMCA hurlers. Vance, Elliott and Enright each had three. Joe Stoetzel, who relieved in the third and gave up four runs, settled down to allow just one more over the last six innings to register the pitching win.

Nehring, Stoetzel (W) (3) and Vance, Ford
Crozier, Dodge (L) (3) and Campbell

(July 28)   In an exciting slugfest Wednesday, Downey clouted a home run with the bases loaded in the eighth inning to give YMCA a 14 to 13 victory over Knights of Columbus to tie the series at one game apiece. After the YMCA had taken an early 5-0 lead, the KayCees rebounded with 11 straight runs to go ahead 11-5 after six innings. In their five-run sixth frame, Chuck Henderson had the big blow a bases loaded triple. The Association climbed back into the game with four in the top of the seventh, but the Knights added two in the bottom of the frame to take a 13-9 lead. In the eighth, YMCA loaded the bases on single, error and a walk. Joe Stoetzel relieved and walked in a run before facing Downey who crushed one to the far end of the club house for an easy romp around the bags and a 14-13 advantage. It was one of three hits for Downey, the YMCA shortstop. The Knights out-hit the winners 15-8 with Henderson and losing pitcher Matt Nehring each with three.

T.Dolighan (W) and Campbell
Nehring (L), Stoetzel (8) and Vance, Rootes

(July 29)   YMCA got an outstanding mound effort from Logan Blades Thursday to down Knights of Columbus 8-1 to win the best-of-three series to decide the first half championship of the Edmonton City League. Blades allowed just seven hits, five of the scratch variety, one a result of Blades' failure to cover first base to receive a throw. YMCA also played errorless ball, a rarity in the circuit. Mathewson paced the winners with three hits, while Blades and Norm Dodge had the big blows, each with a three-bagger. Blades fanned nine with no free passes. He had a shutout into the ninth before the Knights plated their lone marker. The "Y" put the game away early with a run in the first and four in the second. They wrapped it up with a three-run outburst in the seventh.

Nehring (L), Enright (3) and Rootes
Blades (W) and Campbell

Second half playoff   Dekan Grotto vs Knights of Columbus  
(Best-of-three series)

(August 23)    Dekan Grotto was handed the opening game of their playoff when the Knights of Columbus failed to field a team for the contest.  It appears there was some misunderstanding as to the date for the game. After waiting half an hour for the Knights to get a full complement of players, Umpire Dyer, forfeited the game to the Grotto.

(August 24)   The executive of the City Baseball League has ordered the forfeited game to be replayed. However, the Grotto have made a strong objection to the ruling and there are fears the team will not take the field.

(August 28)  The Knights of Columbus, who couldn't field a team for the opening game of the playoff were declared the champions of the second half after the Dekan Grotto declined to participate in a revamped series.

CITY FINALS  Y.M.C.A. vs Knights of Columbus  
(Best-of-three series)

(August 29)  YMCA scored two runs in the eighth inning Saturday to come from behind to down the Knights of Columbus 4-3 in the opening game of the best-of-three City League final.  Some outstanding defensive plays saved the day for the "Y".  Downey made a sensational catch, diving headlong for Joe Stoetzel's liner for the third out at a critical moment. And twice, "Y" outfielders clipped off runs at the plate with superb throws. In the fifth, Whitelaw made a peg from centre field to catch Chapman and in the seventh, Norm Dodge sent a perfect throw from right field to stop Jack Howard from scoring. Logan Blades was a strong presence on the mound for the "Y", allowing eight hits. Enright yielded just four in taking the loss.

Enright (L) and Rootes
Blades (W) and Campbell

(August 30)   After a one-run loss in the opening game, the Knights of Columbus trounced the YMCA 11-0 Monday to tie the series at a game apiece. Joe Stoetzel fired a five-hit shutout as the Knights romped to the win with an 11-hit attack, three by Vance.  The game was called after seven innings.

Blades (L), Dodge (6) and Campbell
Stoetzel (W) and Vance

(September 1)    YMCA are the champions of the Edmonton City League having downed the Knights of Columbus 5-2 in the deciding game of the best-of-three series. They scored three times in the top of the first inning and were never headed. YMCA bunched three hits with an error to notch the three first inning markers. After the Knights plated a run in the third, the "Y" added two in the fourth for a 5-1 lead. Whitelaw survived seven walks to go the distance with a five-hitter for the pitching win besting Enright who yielded six hits.

Whitelaw (W) and Campbell
Enright (L) and Vance


VERMILION VALLEY LEAGUE

TEAMS
Innisfree
Kitscoty
Mannville
Minburn
Vermilion

(June 9)   In the opening of the new Vermilion Valley League, Kitscoty took advantage of defensive errors by Vermilion to chalk up an 11-4 victory Wednesday under ideal weather at Kitscoty. Butler hurled a solid game for the winners until handicapped in the last innings by a bruised hand. Brown contributed some fine hits.

Robinson (L) and Chessick
Butler (W) and xxx


CENTRAL ALBERTA LEAGUE

TEAMS
Innisfail
Lacombe
Ponoka
Red Deer 

(June 1)   In the opening game of the Central Alberta Baseball League Tuesday, Ponoka whipped Lacombe 8-1 before a large crowd at the ball grounds at Ponoka. Rohwer hurled for the winners.

xxx and xxx
Rohwer (W) and Hambley

(June 1)  Playing at home, Innisfail trounced Red Deer 13-2 in Central Alberta Baseball League action.

H.Malcolm (L) and Braton
xxx and xxx

(June 3)  Ponoka spoiled the home opener at Red Deer notching a 6-5 victory over their hosts. After Red Deer opened the game with two runs in the first inning on Sorenson's triple, the visitors scored all six of their runs in the second inning and held on for the win.

A,Mullins (W) and Hambley
Smith (L) and Braton

(June 8)  Despite cold and stormy weather, Red Deer and Lacombe put on a good exhibition of baseball in their Central Alberta League game at Lacombe. The teams battled to a 3-3 tie in a game called after seven innings due to darkness. Smith, in the box for Red Deer, allowed only two hits.

Smith and xxx
xxx and xxx

(June 9)   Wednesday at Ponoka, the home squad trounced Innisfail 8-1 behind the steady hurling of Rohwer.

xxx and xxx
Rohwer (W) and xxx

(June 10)   Accompanied by twenty automobiles loaded with team rooters, Ponoka journeyed to Innisfail on Thursday for what turned out to be an exciting contest which umpire Kramer ruled a 2-2 tie. The game went into the tenth inning and Ponoka pinch hitter Issenhauer slammed a three-bagger and A.Mullins followed with a single to score a run. Longman made first and second baseman Headley got a clean two-bagger over shortstop scoring Mullins. In going from second to third Longman collided with Reynolds on the base path which resulted in both men being knocked out and it was later discovered that Longman had a broken jaw. It appears the game was called half-way through the inning. The management of the Ponoka team entered a protest saying the umpire did not have the authority to call an extra inning game until the full inning was played. If upheld, Ponoka would win by a 4-2 score. If rejected, the score goes back to the last full inning, and the 2-2 count would hold.

A.Mullins and Hambley
Kortsgaard and Veno

(June 15)   Trailing 8-1 after four innings, Red Deer exploded with ten runs in the sixth inning and went on to beat Innisfail 12-8 for their first triumph of the season.

Ponoka      4 - 0
Innisfail   2 - 2
Red Deer    1 - 2
Lacombe     0 - 3

(June 18)   The game scheduled for Ponoka with Red Deer in town was postponed because of rain.

(June 18)   At Innisfail, Lacombe had a 4-1 lead after four innings before rain forced that game to be halted.

(June 22)  In a wild one Tuesday at Ponoka, the home squad crushed Lacombe 22-13 for their fifth straight victory without a loss.

(June 23)  Innisfail topped Red Deer 12-8.

(June 24)   A large contingent of Ponoka fans accompanied the team to Red Deer on Thursday as the team rang up another triumph besting Red Deer 7-2.

(June 25)  Lacombe posted its first win of the season upending Innisfail 13-7 Friday at Lacombe.

(June 29)   With a packed grandstand Tuesday night, Ponoka maintained its undefeated record downing Innisfail 11-6 for their seventh straight victory. A seven-run outburst in the fourth inning proved to be the difference. A. Mullins handled the mound work for the winners.

xxx, xxx, xxx and xxx
A.Mullins (W) and xxx

(June 29)   Playing at Lacombe, Red Deer came away with an 8-2 win.

Ponoka      7 - 0
Innisfail   3 - 4
Red Deer    2 - 4
Lacombe     1 - 5

(July 1)  A meeting of the Central Alberta League members on July 1st decided to uphold the protest launched by Ponoka over the result of the June 10th game with Innisfail. The decision gives Ponoka its eighth win of the season.

(July 1)   With a blazing sun bearing down on the Innisfail diamond, Ponoka was quick out of the gate with five runs in the first inning and they dumped the local nine 9-3. The leadoff batter Wilkins drew a walk and A. Mullins reached before Campbell drove in both with a three-bagger to set the stage for the big stanza. Rohwer pitched a strong game for Ponoka, weakening only in the fourth when Innisfail scored all three of its runs.

Rohwer (W) and Hambley
Brown (L) and Veno

(July 1)  At Red Deer, the home squad and Lacombe split a double header.

(July 6)  Red Deer moved into second place in the standings Tuesday defeating Innisfail 5-2. The home nine broke a 1-1 tie in the seventh inning with a four-run outburst. Walker went the distance on the mound for the winners.

Gluck (L) and xxx
Walker (W) and xxx

Ponoka     10 - 0
Red Deer    4 - 5
Innisfail   3 - 7
Lacombe     2 - 7

(July 9)   Ponoka, the league-leaders, blew a 4-0 first inning lead at Red Deer Friday but recovered with four runs in the ninth to edge the home squad 10-9. Trailing 9-6, Ponoka worked Walker, on the hill for Red Deer, for three straight walks with one out and McDonald knocked in a pair with a double. After a hit and another free pass re-loaded the sacks, winning pitcher Russell won his own game with a two-bagger.

Russell (W) and Clark
Walker (L), Smith (9) and Hunt

(July 9)  Lacombe shaded Innisfail 3-2 Friday at Innisfail to end the first half of the league schedule. Edgerton pitched a strong game for the winners.

Edgerton (W) and xxx
xxx and xxx

Ponoka     11 - 0
Red Deer    4 - 6
Lacombe     3 - 7
Innisfail   3 - 8

(July 14)  In the first game of the second half, Lacombe battled the league-leaders, Ponoka to a 6-6 tie.

(July 14)  With many of the former Innisfail players replaced by semi-professionals, the Innisfail nine showed their strength with a 14-6 victory over Red Deer. 

(July 15)  In the upset of the season, Red Deer scored six times in the first inning and romped to a 9-0 decision over previously undefeated Ponoka. Blocksome fired a four-hit shutout for Red Deer as first baseman Ebbett led the winners with three hits and a pair of scores. Blocksome fanned nine and walked just one. Fadden, the Red Deer third baseman, had the game's longest blow, a triple.

A.Mullins (L) and Clarke
Blocksome (W) and Sorenson

(July 20)   After blowing an early 4-0 lead, Ponoka came roaring back with four runs in the ninth inning Tuesday to edge Innisfail 11-10.  Ponoka out-hit Innisfail 14 to 5, but made eight errors to keep the visitors in the game. 

Ponoka      1 - 1
Red Deer    1 - 1
Innisfail   1 - 1
Lacombe     0 - 0

(July 22)  The revamped Innisfail nine played Ponoka to a 6-6 draw in Thursday's action.

(July 27)    Playing at the Lacombe diamond, Ponoka went down to another defeat, their second of the season after 12 victories. Lacombe pulled out an 8-7 triumph.

Wilkins (L) and xxx
xxx (W) and xxx

(July 27)    In an offensive show Tuesday, Red Deer whipped Innisfail 15 to 10.

(July 30)   Ponoka spotted Red Deer two runs in the top of the first inning then shutout the visitors the rest of the way as the Ponoka lineup racked up 13 runs to win 13-2.

(July 30)  Lacombe beat Innisfail 7 to 5.

(August 3)   The good news for Lacombe Tuesday was they shutout Ponoka over the last five innings. The bad news was the 15 runs Ponoka scored in the first four.  After Ponoka took a 4-0 lead in the first two innings, Lacombe responded with three in the third to make it a one-run game. But Ponoka added two in the third and nine in the fourth to runaway with the victory, 15-4. Rohwer fired a three-hitter with 16 strikeouts for the winners.

Edgerton (L) and Vaughan
Rohwer (W) and Hambley

Ponoka      3 - 2
Lacombe     2 - 2
Red Deer    2 - 2
Innisfail   2 - 3

(August 4)   Percy Smith put on a sterling pitching performance Wednesday as Red Deer topped Innisfail 5-1. Smith fanned 14.

(August 5)  In a previously postponed game, Red Deer demolished Lacombe Thursday, winning 18-0.

(August 6)    Lacombe treated the home fans to a win Friday trouncing Innisfail 11-4. 

(August 10)   Innisfail came through with four runs in the late going Tuesday to salvage a 5-5 tie with Ponoka. Rohwer threw a five-hitter with 14 strikeouts for Ponoka while Reppy allowed seven hits and fanned ten for Innisfail. Starkey led the hitters with three safeties.

Reppy and xxx
Rohwer and xxx

(August 10)  Blocksome tossed a no-hitter, with 16 strikeouts, Tuesday as Red Deer whipped Lacombe 8-3. Lacombe got three runs in the first inning on a hit batter, a walk and two errors. Steve Chekaluk racked up 13 strikeouts in a losing effort for Lacombe. Lowe led the Red Deer attack with a triple and double. Fadden also had a three-bagger for the winners.

Blocksome (W) and xxx
Chekaluk (L) and Vaughan

(August 12)   Innisfail, with a two-run homer by Veno, clipped Ponoka 4-1 Thursday behind the solid pitching of Brant. Russell clouted a homer for Ponoka.

Dunbar (L) and xxx
Brant (W) and Veno

(August 13)  Red Deer beat Lacombe 4-1.

(August 16)  Ponoka and Red Deer battled to a 2-2 draw. Red Deer scored in the eighth to tie and had a chance to win in the ninth with two men aboard and none out. But Dunbar, helped by some brilliant defensive work by Starkey, managed to get out of the jam.

Dunbar and xxx
Smith and xxx

(August 17)   Behind the solid hurling of A.Mullins, Ponoka topped Lacombe 7-1 Tuesday.

xxx and xxx
A.Mullins (W) and Willard

(August 20)   A five-run rally in the eighth inning carried Red Deer to a 6-3 victory over Ponoka and the championship of the second half of the 1920 schedule and the right to meet the first half winners - Ponoka - for the league title.   Blocksome, who fired a no-hitter in his last start, was the winner for Red Deer with 13 strikeouts. Rohwer had 14 in a losing cause. Ponoka out-hit the winners 10 to 7 with A. Mullins leading the way with three safeties.

Blocksome (W) and xxx
Rohwer (L) and xxx

FINAL SERIES  Ponoka vs Red Deer

(August 25)   In a high-scoring playoff opener, Ponoka took the lead in the Central Alberta Baseball League final series downing Red Deer 13-8. Catcher Willard paced a 17-hit attack collecting two triples and two doubles, and scoring three times. Third baseman Starkey had two triples, a single and three runs. Smith and Fadden each had three hits for Red Deer. Dunbar survived 16 hits to go the distance for the win. In a rarity, the game had not a single free pass.

Dunbar (W) and Willard
Blocksome, Walker and Sorenson

(August 28)   Playing on their home diamond, Ponoka captured the Central Alberta championship Saturday downing Red Deer 8 to 1 to take the final in two straight games. Ponoka took the lead with two in the second and cruised to the win behind a 12-hit attack led by W.Mullins who knocked out three hits. Wilkins, Harvey and A.Mullins each had a pair. Dunbar held Red Deer to seven hits, as Nelson, Fadden and Blocksome each rapped two.

Smith (L) and
Dunbar (W) and                   


CALGARY CITY AMATEUR LEAGUE

(June 2)  In a fast and snappy exhibition of amateur baseball, the Hustlers defeated the Columbus Club 8 to 3. Both teams registered six base hits and not one swatter from either dugout was able to put up plural hit totals. Excellent defensive play on the part of the Hillhurst aggregation gave them a decided edge in the final outcome. Winning tosser Patton rang up five whiffs while Callahan of the Cee Cees fanned six. Hustler outfielder Charlie Huffman cracked a four-bagger in the eighth panel. 

Callahan (L) and Carvell
Patton (W) and L. Lewis

Standings                      W     L      Pct.
Hillhurst Hustlers             3     1     .750
Columbus Club                  2     3     .400
Cubs                           1     2     .333

(June 4)  The Cubs trounced  the Columbus Club 8 to 1 in a City League fixture. Mickey McNab/McNabb was the winning pitcher while Callahan was nailed with the loss.

McNab/McNabb (W) and Gibson
Callahan (L) and Carvell

(June 9)  The Columbus Club diamondeers came out of the chute with a vengeance, tallying seven opening-inning tallies en route to an 11 to 4 thrashing of the Hustlers. Slabman Callahan of the Cee Cees was nicked for nine hits and struck out four in earning the win. 

Wiggs (L), Henderson (2) and L. Lewis
Callahan (W) and Carvell    

(June 14)  The Cubs and Hustlers battled to a 2 – 2 draw in a City League game that was called after nine frames because of darkness. Only one extra-base swat, a double by flychaser Jack Fraser of the Cubbies, was hit during the contest. “Stiffy” Lewis had a pair of safeties for the Hillhurst nine.

Patton, C. Lewis (2) and L. Lewis
Glover and Gibson

(June 21)  Loose fielding proved costly for the Hillhurst Hustlers who dropped a close 9 to 8 decision to the Cubs in City League play. The Hustlers booted the horsehide eight times, twice in the bottom-of-the-ninth panel when the Baby Bears scored twice to cop the affair. Both teams nailed the apple for nine hits in the fiercely-fought battle. Earl Lewis of the Hillhurst nine led all swatsmiths with a three-hit performance which included a triple and double.

Mitchell (L) and L. Lewis
McNab/McNabb (W) and Gibson

(July 9)  Facing a 2 to 0 deficit as the game entered the late innings, the Cubs responded with four-spots in each of the seventh and eighth cantos to roll past the Columbus Club 8 to 2. “Mickey” McNab/McNabb allowed five hits and punched out ten in going the distance for the hillock triumph. 

Lapp and Carvell
McNab/McNabb (W) and Gibson

(July 14)  After surrendering a four-spot to the Columbus Club swatters in the first stanza, Hustler chucker “Stiffy” Lewis tightened up and blanked the Hibernians the rest of the way while his teammates were busy circling the sacks with offensive support, the final result being a 16 to 4 swamping of the Cee Cees by the Hillhurst gang. It was the first appearance at Victoria Park for the City Leaguers and Lewis finished with a three-hitter, nine strikeouts and a trio of safe swats. He was ably assisted in the base knock department by shortstop Russ Gibson who hammered the pill for safe safeties which included a triple and double.

C. Lewis (W) and L. Lewis
Callahan (L), Lapp and Carvell

(July 16)  The Hillhurst Hustlers continued in winning style by downing the Cubs 9 to 4 in City League action at Victoria Park. The winners accumulated ten base raps off the slants of a tandem of Cub twirlers.

Donnelly (L), Gill and Gibson
Mitchell (W) and Henderson 

(July 19)  The Cubs manhandled the league-leading Hustlers 8 to 1 in a game hampered by high winds and sweeping dust. Infielders Freddie Lepper and Frank Mastel as well as flychaser Jack Fraser led the Bruins’ ten-hit assault against losing flinger “Scotty” Mitchell, each clipping the orb for a pair of safeties. Hillhurst third sacker Soddard led all willow wielders, getting to winning tosser “Mickey” McNab/McNabb for three base knocks, one of which was a triple. Both slabmen went the route and each whiffed a half dozen.

Mitchell (L) and Henderson
McNab/McNabb (W) and Gibson

(July 26)  The Hustlers staged a five-run rally in the top-of-the-tenth inning to knock off the Cubs 8 to 4 in a hard-fought joust at Victoria Park. Clifford “Stiffy” Lewis fanned a dozen Cubs and yielded nine bingles in earning the win. His batterymate, catcher Lincoln “Dodger” Lewis, provided his older brother with some offensive assistance by singling three times. 

C. Lewis (W) and L. Lewis
McNab/McNabb (L) and Gibson

CHAMPIONSHIP FINALS (best-of-five series) 
Hillhurst Hustlers vs Cubs

(July 30)  Erratic fielding on the part of the Cubs and heavy clouting by the Hustlers resulted in an easy 12 to 0 win for the Hillhurst squad in the opener of the City Amateur finals. The great stumbling block in the path of the Cubbies in this contest was the superb hurling of “Stiffy” Lewis who allowed but three hits while the Hustlers were punching out an even dozen. Flinger “Mickey” McNab/McNabb, who took the loss, and reliever “Mooch” Gill worked on the slab for the losers, surrendering 15 hits between them. Shortstop Russ Gibson had three safe raps for the victors while playing-manager Joe Carnegie doubled twice.

C. Lewis (W) and L. Lewis
McNab/McNabb (L), Gill (4) and Gibson

(August 2)  Overcoming a 3 to 0 deficit in the seventh inning, the Hillhurst Hustlers plated a big five-spot and went on to capture the second game in the City Amateur finals 5 to 3 from the Cubs. Over the course of nine innings, the Hillhurst nine enjoyed a 7 to 4 advantage in base knocks. Not one player from either aggregation was able to muster plural hit totals. Winning chucker “Scotty” Mitchell fanned seven in his seven frames on the hillock.

McNab/McNabb (L), Gill (7) and Gibson
Mitchell (W), C. Lewis (8) and L. Lewis

(August 3)  The Hillhurst Hustlers repeated as champions of the Calgary City Amateur baseball circuit, downing the Cubs 6 to 2 in the third and final playoff contest. Both teams made four errors but the Cubs had the misfortune of booting the ball at inopportune, critical times. The Hustlers’ premier catcher “Dodger” Lewis ascended the bump for this skirmish and went the route, tossing a five-hitter. Losing moundsman Howard Glover was nicked for six safeties. Initial sacker/playing-manager Joe Carnegie led the victors at the dish with a double and single.

L. Lewis (W) and Henderson
Glover (L) and Gibson

ALBERTA PLAYOFF   Calgary Hillcrest Hustlers vs Edmonton Y.M.C.A.  
(Best-of-five series)

(September 18)   The Edmonton YMCA and Calgary Hustlers divided the opening games of the Alberta Amateur Baseball Championship. Edmonton blew an 8-1 lead in the opener in falling 9-8, then recovered to post a 7-6 win in the second game. Edmonton took a quick lead in the first game with two runs in the top of the first inning. Calgary replied with one in the bottom of the frame. The Northern nine then ran wild in the top of the fifth with six runs. three coming home on Cap Spiesman's drive to the right field fence. But, the Hustlers rallied in the bottom of that frame scoring eight times to take the lead.  Neither team managed to score over the last four innings. Joe Carnegie paced the winners with four hits.

Blades, Stoetzel (L) (5) and Campbell
Mitchell (W) and D.Lewis

In the second game, it was the Hustlers who blew a big lead. Ahead 6-0, on the shutout pitching of Dodger Lewis, going into the bottom of the ninth, Lewis beaned leadoff hitter Mathewson and Edmonton began to hit his offerings all over the lot. Mathewson, Whitelaw, Henderson, Downing and Logan Blades came around to score to pull Edmonton to within a run. Winning pitcher Joe Stoetzel then knocked in Norm Dodge to tie and scored himself on a wild pitch for the 7-6 win.

D.Lewis (L) and Henderson
Stoetzel (W) and Campbell

(September 22)   Calgary Hustlers are the Alberta amateur baseball champions. Hustlers took both games of Wednesday's double-header from the Edmonton YMCA 10-2 and 12-11. It is Calgary's second straight provincial title. In the opening game, Hustlers jumped into a 4-1 lead in the first inning and romped to the easy triumph as Joe Carnegie cracked four of Calgary's 12 hits. Earl Lewis had two, both three-baggers while brother Stiffy Lewis held Edmonton to six hits while setting down 11 by strikeouts.

Stoezel (L) and Campbell
S.Lewis (W) and D.Lewis

In the second game, the Hustlers rebounded from an 11-6 deficit to score six unanswered runs to cop the thrilling 12-11 victory. They got the winner in the bottom of the ninth. Stiffy Lewis faltered in the second game and nearly turned out to be the loser. He relieved starter Scotty Mitchell in the fifth inning with the score tied at 6-6. The "Y" sluggers proceeded to bring in five runs helped by a single and two triples. With none out and Calgary trailing 11-6, Stiffy Lewis was yanked and younger brother Dodger Lewis peeled off his catching gear and climbed the hillock to heave the finest ball seen in amateur circles in many years. The youngest of the Lewis brothers blanked Edmonton on just two hits over five innings and racked up ten strikeouts to gain the mound verdict. Right fielder Henderson led Calgary with three hits and three runs, including a homer and a triple. Joe Carnegie added a homer and single. Con Bissett had a double and two singles for Edmonton. Hustlers out-hit the YMCA 15 to 13.

Enright (L) and Campbell
Mitchell, S.Lewis (5), D.Lewis (W) (5) and D.Lewis, Henderson (5)


LETHBRIDGE CITY LEAGUE

Lethbridge had a four-team Senior Baseball League in 1920 from which players were chosen to intermittently represent the loop in inter-city competition.

TEAMS
Bankers
Columbus Club
Miners
Rotary Club

(August 3)   Bill Mulholland fired a five-hit shutout Tuesday as the Rotarians blanked the Bankers 7-0 to gain a share of first place in the league standings. Mulholland who fanned nine and walked just one, helped his own cause with a run-scoring triple, a single, three runs scored and a stolen base. He hit leadoff for the winners. After opening the scoring with a run in the first inning the Rotarians put the game on ice with a five-run outburst in the fourth.

Furlong (L) and Stone
Mulholland (W) and Sang

(August 5)   The Bankers spotted the Rotarians two runs in the top of the first frame, then proceeded to notch four in the bottom of the inning en route to a 7-4 triumph to capture the City League title for 1920.  The game at Eckstorm Park drew a huge crowd which filled the main grandstand, half-filled the old bleachers and had a mob of motor cars half way around the field. Bankers uncovered a spit-ball phenom in Wieder who held the Rotarians to just five hits while racking up 11 strikeouts. Only one of the runs against him was earned as the Bankers made seven errors. Bill Mulholland gave up six hits and fanned ten in taking the loss. Evans led the winners with a triple and single and three runs scored.

Mulholland (L) and Sang
Wieder (W) and Stone

Final Standings      W      L      Pct.
Bankers             10      5     .667
Rotary Club          9      6     .600
Miners               6      6     .500
Columbus Club        2     10     .167


SOUTHERN ALBERTA EXHIBITION GAMES

(May 24)    The Lethbridge All-Stars were no match for the Medicine Hat Monarchs, the 1919 provincial amateur champions. The Stars went down to a pair of embarrassing defeats, 18-4 and 15-1.  In the opener, the teams were close for two innings, until Medicine Hat began their offensive with four in the third, seven in the fourth and six more in the fifth. The game was called after six innings.

Hendricks (L), O'Connor (5) and O'Connor, Stone (5)
Lewis (W) and Scott

In the second game, a nine-inning contest, Monarchs opened with four runs in the first inning and coasted to an easy 15-1 triumph. 

O'Neil (W) and Scott
Climie (L), Furlong (2) and O'Connor

(June 5)    Bill Fortier's famous Bearcats of Bassano notched a 7-5 win over the Medicine Hat Monarchs Saturday at the dam site town. Corey, the new 'Cats hurler allowed eight hits in going the distance for the win. Shortstop Smith was the lone Bassano batter with two hits. Milt Cory had a pair for the Monarchs.

J.Clarke, Scott and W.Cory
Corey (W) and Fortier

(June 19)     Coaldale Braves punched out 11 hits Saturday in handing host Coalhurst a 10-1 trouncing. Nobel, Coaldale's ace hurler did not make the game on account of being stuck in the mud, but Hendricks, his stand-in, did just fine scattering seven hits for the win. Clime, O'Connor, Hendricks and Lund each had two hits for the winners.

Hendricks (W) and O'Connor
Furlong (L) and Stone

(June 19)   Playing before a crowd of close to 300 fans, Cardston Colts won their first game of the season dumping Spring Coulee 8-1. A five-run second inning put the Colts in front to stay. Del Beazer fanned ten in going the distance for the win.

Russell (L) and Rice
Beazer (W) and McKenzie

(June 19)   Playing at Medicine Hat, the Monarchs took a pair of exciting, one-run games, from the Calgary All-Stars, 2-1 and 7-6.  In the opener, Green allowed just five hits in hurling the Monarchs to the win. Calgary got its lone run in the fourth inning on a scratch hit, an error and Spence's single. Jack Carpenter knocked in the first Monarchs' run with a double to score Jack Clark and the winner came in the eighth as Green and Al Smeaton singled and Frank Lewis followed with a smash to centre.

Gill (L) and xxx
Green (W) and xxx

In the second game, the Monarchs built up a 7-1 lead in the seventh inning and held off a large charge by Calgary which plated three in the ninth to come within a run. Medicine Hat took a commanding lead with three runs in the top of the seventh helped by shoddy fielding by the visitors. Errors put two runners on base and singles by Jack Clark, Bob Lussier and Cory resulted in three markers. But Calgary bounced back with two in their half of the seventh scoring on a wild pitch and an infield out. In the ninth, Gibson, who had been hit by a pitch, came all the way around to score when a Calgary's Fred Lepper was hit by a throw trying to beat out an infield grounder. McLean singled past shortstop and Earl Lewis slammed one to right for a run and Loudon dropped one to right with Lewis, the tying run, making third. But, Turner's hard drive was caught by Cory to end the game.

Glover (L), S.Lewis (2), Glover (5), Gill (7) and xxx
O'Neill (W) and xxx

(July 1)   Medicine Hat ran roughshod over the much-touted Crow's Nest All-Stars Dominion Day posting 11-3 and 10-0 victories before more than a thousand spectators.. While no match for the Monarchs, the visitors further hurt their chances making 11 errors. six by Scrappy Huff at shortstop, in the first game, and seven more in the second. Harry O'Neill was solid on the hill for the winners holding the Lethbridge club to eight hits while racking up nine strikeouts. Monarchs pounded out 11 with catcher Scott leading the way with three. O'Neill, Frank Lewis and Jack Carpenter each cracked three-baggers for the winners. Steve Seaman worked both games for Lethbridge.

Seaman (L), Wrist (4), Seaman (5) and O'Connor
O'Neill (W) and Scott

Green yielded just five hits in the second game to get the shutout. Wilson and Frank Lewis led the Monarchs each with three hits. Green helped his cause with a two singles and three runs. Scott added two hits and two runs.

Seaman (L) and O'Connor
Green (W) and Scott

(July 1)   Coaldale scored eight times in the third inning but that proved to be just a warm-up as they rang up 24 runs in crushing Lomond 24-4 on a broiling hot holiday match-up at Lomond. A purse of $50 was up for the contest.

(July 3)   Coaldale Braves punched out 15 hits Saturday to extend their undefeated record to nine wins and a tie with a 15-6 romp over the Lethbridge Miners. The game featured two grand slam home runs, by Climie in the second and Whitting in the fifth. 

Noble (W), Burns (5), and Whitting
Huff (L), Seaman (3) and xxx, Huff

(July 9)  Noble fired a three-hitter with 13 strikeouts and no walks Friday as Coaldale kept winning with a 4-0 shutout of Turin. Third baseman Jackson led a 13-hit offensive for the winners with three hits. O'Connor, McCann and Noble each had a pair.

Seaman (L) and Huff
Noble (W) and O'Connor

(July 15)   Helped by ten errors by home town Cardston, Coaldale put another in the win column winning easily 12-4 behind Noble's six-hit pitching. He had ten strikeouts. It was a 2-2 game through three innings but Coaldale broke away with three in the fourth and wrapped it up with a seven run outburst in the seventh.

Noble (W) and Whitting
Beazer (L) and McKenzie

(July 16)   The Coaldale Braves have extended their winning string to 14 games downing Turin 6-3 in a game shortened to six innings on account of darkness. Lewis was the winning hurler for the Braves besting Seaman, who again turned up on the mound against Coaldale.

Seaman (L) and xxx
Lewis (W) and xxx

(July 17)   Medicine Hat notched another pair of easy victories Saturday. 15-1 and 16-3, this time over a club representing Nobleford. Playing in extreme heat, the Monarchs cracked out a total of 35 hits. Frank Lewis stood out with three triples, a double and two singles. Green tossed a six-hitter for the afternoon victory.

Prendergast (L) and xxx
Green (W) and Lewis

xxx (L) and xxx
xxx (W) and Lewis

(August 12)   The Winnipeg Giants, a "colored aggregation" which mixes baseball and comedy, treated some 700 fans to a evening of joyful entertainment Thursday even though the home team, Lethbridge, lost, 9-5.  The visitors took a 7-0 lead before the locals managed to get on the scoreboard. Third baseman Reed led the winners with three hits while second sacker Singer cracked a home run and a single. Zubach had a circuit clout for Lethbridge. Scotty, on the hill for the Giants, held Lethbridge to seven hits, three by shortstop Snow.

Scotty (W) and Ewing
Mulholland (L) and Stone

(August 14)   Those baseball showmen, the Winnipeg Giants, put on quite an offensive display Saturday in downing the Lethbridge All-Stars 10-6 behind a 17-hit attack. Ewing, the first basemen paced the winners with four hits, including a double and triple and plated three runs. Reed also had four safeties, one of them for three bases. Pate, the centre fielder had three. Snow again was tops for the home squad with a triple and two singles. The All-Stars held a 5-3 lead after six innings but the Giants turned it on in the seventh sending seven runners home to cinch the contest.

Singer, Boyd and Dunn
Seaman (L) and Stone

(August 16)   Before the largest crowd at Barons in years, the Winnipeg Giants edged the local nine 8-5 although out-hit by the local squad 10-9. Slim Haynes hurled for Barons, the toughest opposition yet for the touring club. Winnipeg pitcher Boyd and Ewing each had two hits for the Giants. Snow had three hits for the losers.

Haynes (L) and Calahan
Boyd (W) and Dunn

(August 18)   Playing errorless ball, the Lethbridge All-Stars got a smart five-hitter by Bill Mulholland Wednesday to down a greatly improved Raymond nine 6-1. The left-hander fanned 12 and walked just one.

Orgill (L) and Hicken
Mulholland (W) and Stone

(August 25)    Lethbridge upended Medicine Hat 11-5 and 6-3 Wednesday to take the lead in the series for the Rotary baseball championship of Alberta. The home squad made it look easy taking a 7-2 lead after just two innings in the first game and coasting to the victory behind a 14-hit attack, three by second sacker Sang. Jack Pennington went 5 for 5 for the losers. In the second game, it was an early 3-0 lead which resulted in a 6-3 triumph as Lethbridge out-hit Medicine hat 10 to 4. Gillies smacked a homer and single for the winners as Prendergast fired the four-hitter.

Sailor (L), Pennington and Rattray
Mulholland (W) and Wylie

Sailer (L) and Rattray
Prendergast (W) and Wylie

(August 28)   Playing at Medicine Hat, the home Rotarians beat Lethbridge Rotarians 5-3 and 4-2 to tie their series for the Rotary championship of the province. Jack Pennington bested Bill Mulholland in the opener while Chris Sailer allowed just three hits in the five-inning second game as the Hatters knotted the series at two games apiece.

Mulholland (L) and Willie
Pennington (W) and Rattray

Ridpath (L) and Wylie
Sailer (W) and Rattray

(August 28)   With a bitter, cold wind whipping around the diamond, the Winnipeg Giants and Lethbridge All-Stars battled to a 6-6 tie in a six-inning contest.  Giants had ten hits to nine for the All-Stars. Boucher of Lethbridge had the game's big blow, a home run. Stone, the home squad hurler, led the locals with three hits. Scotty had three for the Giants.

Pate, Tanner (2) and xxx
Stone and xxx

(August 30)   The Winnipeg Giants, an aggregation recruited mainly from around Chicago, said goodbye to Lethbridge Monday with an 8-5 victory in a game which featured several spectacular defensive plays. Shortstop Snow cracked the game's only homer. Gordon, the first baseman had three hits for the visitors while winning pitcher Singer collected two hits and scored four times. Len Green had two hits and two scores for the All-Stars.

Singer (W) and Ewing
Seaman (L) and Bond

(September 3)   In what was called the best game of the season in Lethbridge, the All-Stars and Wycliffe, BC, the champions of the lumber camps fought to a 1-1 tie, although the visitors out-hit the locals 10 to 2. Lethbridge managed to grab a run in the fourth when Snow singled and advanced on an infield out. With two out, Rohwer struck at three wide ones but the third strike got by catcher McCann who then threw wildly to first and Snow romped all the way home. The All-Stars shutout Wycliffe until the seventh and final frame when the visitors punched out four straight singles to bring in the tying run. Third baseman McTeer had the big bat for Wycliffe with a double and triple. Ault of Wycliffe was outstanding allowing just the two hits, no walks while fanning 15. Bill Mulholland had 10 strikeouts.

Ault and McMann
Mulholland and Huff

(September 4)   Wycliffe edged Lethbridge 7-5 in the second of their exhibition games at Ekstrom Park. The locals were forced to hurriedly throw together a lineup when pitcher Steve Seaman was injured at work. His brother Alex Seaman took over mound duties and Wrist, slated to umpire, was put in at first, injured ankle and all. In the rush to get players, Tommy Evans picked up a young lad Gahler who excelled on defense. Boucher also went missing.

The BC nine went ahead with three runs in the third inning on two hits and two errors. Lethbridge got one back in the fourth when Snow singled and eventually made his way around the bases. They took the lead with four runs in the fifth, Huff started the rally with a walk and Lethbridge loaded the bases when Morrison was hit by a pitch and Turcotte drew a free pass. Huff scored on an error and Morrison and Turcotte romped home on a booted infield grounder.  A fielder's choice brought in the fourth run.  But, Wycliffe quickly responded, scoring four times in the top of the sixth. McTeer tripled to drive in one marker and then scored on a passed ball. After errors put two base runners aboard, A. Lowe slugged one to centre field for three bases and two more runs. The game was called after six innings.

Crerar (W), Clarke (5) and McMann
A.Seaman (L) and Huff