1922 Tournaments/Exhibitions      

 

(July 17)   Lefty Faulkner fired a four-hitter and whiffed 15 as Weyburn defeated Dooley, Montana, 6-1 at Weyburn.  Larson took the loss.

Faulkner (W) and Willard
Larson (L) and Markison


SASKATOON EXHIBITION TOURNAMENT

1st Tournament

Left - The small print at the bottom : Open to all clubs in Saskatchewan with the exception of Saskatoon, Regina and Moose Jaw.

All games will be played at Cairns Field, acknowledged to be the finest baseball park in Western Canada.

Competent and experienced umpires will be provided and a former official scorer of the Western Canada League will supply box scores of all games.

A summary of the averages of all players will be published after the tournament is over.

General conditions will be the same as were in force in the Western Canada League and visitors will be able to see their favorites from a comfortable grandstand.

Entries should be sent in at once, as the preliminary draw will be made at noon on the 13th.

Further particulars on application to J.F. Cairns, Room 58, York Building, Saskatoon.

1922 marked the beginning of the Exhibition Tournament in Saskatoon. The inaugural affair was a ltitle confusing as teams were being added and dropped right up until the day before the start of play. Macklin, which had been removed from the schedule as it was reported they were unable to make the trip, decided to come after all while Drake and North Battleford, seen as possible tournament favourites, were compelled to drop out. 

(July 18)  In the opening game of the Saskatoon Tournament, Conquest dumped Biggar 16-9. Third baseman Bissitt was a hero for the winners belted out four hits, including a home run and two triples, and scored four times. F. Beavis and McGuire each had three hits. Morris allowed ten hits in going the distance for the win.

B. Lee (L), C. Lee (5), Rowley (8) and Barton
Morris (W) and Frumrie

(July 19)  Dodger Lewis fired a three-hitter and set down 24 batters by strikeout to lead Rosetown to a 3-2 win over Macklin at the $1,000 tournament at Saskatoon. On a single by Hansen, Rosetown scored the winning run in the bottom of the 9th after Macklin had taken advantage of a pair of errors to tie the score in the top of the final frame. Lewis and second baseman Gil Stokke each had two hits for Rosetown.  The 24 strikeouts set a record for either amateur or pro ball in Saskatoon.

Husen (L) and Scott
D. Lewis (W) and Frank Lewis

(July 19)  Davidson broke a 1-1 tie with a three-run outburst in the third inning and went on to an 11-5 victory over Perdue. Second baseman Jennings led the winners with three hits, including a pair of doubles, and Davidson capitalized on ten Perdue errors.

Mohr (L) and McSorley
Ramsay (W) and Hamilton

(July 20)   Shutout for eight innings, Denholm broke loose for five late runs to down Humboldt 5-3.  Down 2-0, Denholm scored three in the top of the 9th to take the lead, but Humboldt plated a run in the bottom of the inning to send the game to an extra frame.  With two outs, Travis started the winning rally with a triple and scored on Lambert's single. Dennison's double brought in the insurance run. Travis went the distance on the mound for the win.

Travis (W) and Lambert
Beyl, Binley (L) (9) and Wolfe

(July 20)  Conquest advanced to the final of the Saskatoon Tournament with a 5-2 win over Davidson. A three-run first inning, on three hits and an error, proved enough for the win.  C. Beavis held Davidson to six hits in going the route on the mound. Ramsay took the loss. Morris, who pitched the opening win for Conquest, led the offense with three hits.

Ramsay (L) and Hamilton
C. Beavis (W) and Frumrie

(July 21)  Coming from behind in the fifth and seventh innings, Denholm plated seven runs to down Langham 9-5 and advance to the semi-finals of the Saskatoon Exhibition Tournament. It was one of the heaviest hitting contests of the event with 24 hits registered, including a pair of doubles by first baseman Smith and pitcher Bowers of the winners.

Yahn (L) and H.Dear
Bowers (W) and Keating

(July 21)  More than 1,000 fans flocked to the ball park to witness Rosetown romping to an 18-3 victory over Denholm in the tournament semi-final. Gib Stokke, a former Edmonton Eskimo of the Western Canada pro league, pitched perfect ball for five innings for Rosetown before giving up three singles and two runs in the sixth. Stokke, who had four hits, cracked a three-run homer in the second inning. The winners had 17 hits. Dodger Lewis slammed three hits and Frank Lewis had a pair and scored three. Starkey, also from the Edmonto Eskimos, who relieved Stokke in the sixth, added three hits and three runs.

Stokke (W), Starkey (6) and F.Lewis
Bird (L) and Lambert

(July 21)  Conquest jumped into a big early lead and held on to win top money at the Saskatoon Tournament edging Rosetown 14-13 in an exciting final contest. Conquest battered star hurlers Dodger and Frank Lewis. Dodger Lewis, with a leg injury, gave up five runs and handed the ball over to brother Frank in the second, but he too couldn't contain the victors giving way to Starkey at the end of the third with Rosetown trailing 9-2.

After seven innings Conquest held an 11-5 lead but Rosetown rallied in the eighth to notch five runs to pull to within one counter. But Conquest pitcher Wally Morris donned the hero's cape clouting a three run homer in the bottom of the frame to give his nine a 13-10 advantage. Rosetown launched another rally in the ninth, scoring three times, but fell just short.

D.Lewis (L), F.Lewis (2), Starkey (4) and F.Lewis, D.Lewis (2)
Morris (W) and Frumrie

In an exhibition game to wrap up the tournament, Macklin dumped Rosetown 7-1. The game attracted one the largest crowds to ever pack into the grandstand at Cairns' Field. Green tossed a six-hitter for the win. Right fielder Con Bissett, cracked a homer and single and was a fielding star of the game. Macklin scored a pair in the first inning as Guy Pool, on the mound for Rosetown, hit three successive batters to lead off the game.

Green (W) and Scott
Pool (L) and D.Lewis


(August 3)  Assiniboia shaded home town Weyburn 4-2 Thursday blanking Weyburn for eight innings after giving up a pair in the first inning.  Assiniboia was held scoreless until the 8th when four hits and an error produced the four markers.  Chaffee was the winning hurler while Lefty Faulkner struck out 17 in a losing cause.

Chafee (W) and Dakin
Faulkner (L) and Willard