1922 Saskatchewan Game Reports     


Moose Jaw City League Final Series 

(August 23)  In an eleven-inning thriller, the McKenzie-Stewart’s squad edged the St. Joseph’s nine 3 to 2 to take the opening game of the Moose Jaw City League final series. The St. Joe’s infield defense collapsed in the second extra frame and literally presented the McKenzie-Stewart’s with the deciding run. Up until that lapse, the two aggregations had put on a sparkling performance. George Haigh went the route on the hillock with a five-hitter in earning the win. Loser Roy Mapes was touched for seven safeties including a double and single by Chuck Robinson. Third sacker Feist singled twice for the losers.

R. Mapes (L) and Gallant
Haigh (W) and Johnson

(August 25)  McKenzie-Stewart’s annexed the Moose Jaw City League crown by taking an 8 to 7 win over St. Joseph’s in the second game of the City League final series. The winning Hardware team managed to score in only one inning, the second, when they exploded for all eight of their counters. The winners held a 10 to 8 margin in base hits acquired. Jim MacDonald had the heavy bat for the champions as he belted two triples to go along with a home run. “Hank” O’Day of the vanquished slammed a round-tripper and a three-bagger in a losing cause.

R. Mapes (L) and Gallant
Wilson (W) and Johnson


(September 2)  The Regina Elks opened their best-of-five provincial playoff with the Saskatoon champion, Canadian National Railway team, by trouncing the visitors 11 to 6. In the second game of the Park de Young double-dip, the Railroaders from the Bridge City responded with a narrow 3 to 2 winning decision to knot the series.

Both teams exhibited their hitting skills in the opener which saw the Elks pound loser Lawson Atchison for 16 base hits while the Saskatonians lit up winning chucker Tommy Green for 13 safeties. Green had immense success at the plate, drilling a triple and three singles, in aiding his own cause on the mound. "Frenchy" Seguin pasted a long home run to go along with a double and single for the winners while teammate Fred Brundage amassed a double and a pair of singles. Saskatoon catcher Taylor drilled a circuit blast to go along with a brace of one-baggers. Third sacker Watkins followed with a double and two singles while Atcheson stroked three singles. 

Atchison (L) and Taylor
Green (W) and Parker, Irvin (7)

The invaders from the north scored single tallies in the seventh and eighth innings of the follow-up game to erase a 2 to 1 deficit and eke out the series-tying win. Cliff Moses' second inning single drove in both Regina runs and gave the homesters the early lead. Saskatoon catcher Peters led all batters with four singles in four official trips to the plate. His batterymate, winning pitcher Merrill Falby, was no slouch at the platter either, cracking a trio of singles off losing twirler Webb Bird.  

Falby (W) and Peters
Bird (L) and Irvin

(September 4)  Spectacular heaving by Saskatoon's Lawson Atchison, who limited the Regina visitors to four hits, was the key in the Canadian National Railway 6 to 3 victory in game three of the provincial finals. The Queen City Elks captured the late game in the playoff doubleheader in Saskatoon by crushing the Railroaders 9 to 2.

Entering the bottom of the sixth inning in the matinee affair, the teams were tied 3 - 3 when losing twirler Tommy Green weakened, serving up five base blows good for three runs. Besides his stellar mound work, Atchison also led the northerners with the willow, pounding out a three-bagger and a single. Saskatoon second baseman Jack Art picked up a brace of singles while Regina catcher "Chum" Irvin led the Elks with a double and single. 

Green (L) and Irvin
Atchison (W) Taylor

The visiting Reginans tied the series up at two games each when they manufactured 18 safeties off losing heaver Merrill Falby in the nightcap. Webb Bird tossed a five-hitter in cruising to the mound triumph. Five Reginans - Cliff Moses, Billy Molisky, "Chum" Irvin, Tommy Green and outfielder McIntyre - each had three base hits. One of Irvin's base blows went for two bases.

Bird (W) and Irvin
Falby (L) and Peters

(September 5)  With the series tied at two games apiece, the fifth and deciding game of the Saskatchewan senior baseball series was played on a neutral diamond in the town of Craik. The cool weather and the stiff breeze blowing had no effect on the offensive prowess of the Regina Elks as they smothered the Saskatoon C.N.R. 11 to 2 to win the playoff affair three games to two. Webb Bird of the Antlered Herd handcuffed the Saskatonians on four hits to ring up his second win over Saskatoon in two days. Regina collected 14 base blows in total off loser Lawson Atchison and reliever Merrill Falby. Elks' outfielder Barker led the way with the stick, clubbing a triple and two singles. "Chum" Irvin had a double plus a pair of singles while Tommy Green stroked a trio of one-baggers. 

Atchison (L), Falby (8) and Taylor
Bird (W) and Irvin