1923 Tournaments      


(June 7)   Former Winnipeg Maroon Leo Seiffert held Dooley, Montana, to six hits and whiffed 16 in pitching Weyburn to a 5-3 exhibition victory.  Seiffert fanned nine of the first 12 batters.  In the seventh inning, the former pro cracked one of the longest home runs ever hit at the Weyburn diamond to give the locals the lead.

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Seiffert (W) and xxx

(June 27)  Ray Drew fired a no-hit, no-run game, the second of his career, Wednesday as Wilcox dumped Milestone 8 to 0.  Only three men reached base, one on an error and two on walks.  It was the seventh straight win for Wilcox without a loss.  Drew's win was his ninth consecutive victory. Wilcox scored four runs in each of the second and third innings.

Drew (W) and Cleveland
Moerkle, Cottlingham, Houghtaling and White


(July 19-20)  In the opening contest, Arcola, behind the strong hurling of Jacobi, dumped Kisbey 10-2

Jacobi (W)and Jones
Marlow (L) and Hall

Weyburn won its game by default as the Kennedy team was unable to field a full team.

Grenfell pushed across three runs in the seventh and final inning to down Antler 4-1.  The game featured a pitching duel between winning hurler Hogg of Grenfell and Hidlebaugh of Antler.

Hogg (W) and Stenchel
Hidlebaugh (L) and George Stuckey

Remple hurled Wapella to an 8-1 triumph over Russell.  Amby Moran, who did the receiving for Russell, pleased the crowd with his fine catching.

Remple (W) and McNeally
Logel (L) and Moran

In semi-final action, Grenfell shaded Arcola 3-2.

Lefty Moody (W) and Stenchel
Jacobi (L) and Jones

Weyburn slipped by Wapella 7-4 as Lefty Hartman, kept Wapella off balance with his puzzling delivery which featured pitches from all angles.

Lefty Hartman (W) and Steinert
Remple, Purdy and McNeally

Weyburn took $300 first prize money downing Grenfell 8-1 in the final. Veteran Wally Schupe turned on a strong mound effort for the winners. 

Schupe (W) and Steinert
Hogg, Moody and Stenchel


(July 24)  The second edition of the baseball tournament associated with the Saskatoon exhibition got underway with $1,000 in prize money at stake. The team from Kinley, after getting away to a weak start, settled down in the middle and late innings and went on to defeat Dundurn 7 to 6. Powell, the Kinsley heaver, surrendered seven hits and was better able to come through in the pinches than losing chucker Ramsay who was touched for eleven hits. Powell fanned ten Dundurn batters while Ramsay rang up nine strikeouts. Outfielder Cummings had two doubles and a single for the winners and teammate Dunbar, the shortstop, laced a triple and two singles. First baseman Rowe, with a double and single, paced Dundurn’s hitters.

Ramsay (L) and Hamilton
Powell (W) and Johnson

(July 24)  A heavy downpour at Cairns Field forced postponement of the Conquest-Lanigan game.

(July 25)  Conquest knocked out six hits for four runs in the fourth inning and went on to an 8-4 victory over Lanigan to advance to the second round of the tourney. Everyone in the lineup got at least one hit for the winners with Fisher and Johnson with two-baggers and Murray with the lone triple. Koshi, who had three hits, one a double was best for Lanigan. Douglas survived 13 hits to go the distance for Conquest, racking up ten strikeouts, walking four. Murray, the second baseman, made several stellar plays, including a romp into centre field to bring down a short fly ball and later an unassisted double play.

Green (L), Rodgers (4) and H. Wolfe
Douglas (W) and Washburn

(July 25)  Bad weather continued to plague the tournament. In an abbreviated four-and-a-half inning contest, Eatonia slipped by Watson by the tune of 3 to 2. Three consecutive hits in the fourth frame off losing twirler Gunstell, the sum total of their offensive production, accounted for all three of Eatonia’s runs. In spite of the constant drizzle, snappy fielding, good pitching and clean hitting were featured throughout the game. Winning tosser Moore allowed five hits and struck out nine. Gunstell whiffed six. Watson shortstop “Bunny” Cook of hockey fame, was the only batter on either squad to manufacture two base hits, a two-bagger and a single.

Gunstell (L) and Ferguson, Rees
Moore (W) and Bigelow

(July 26)  Behind the two-hit pitching effort of Ellis, Wadena whitewashed Grandora 7 to 0 in the morning game. Ellis fanned 11 in earning the complete game mound triumph. Wadena collected 9 hits and played errorless afield in chalking up the comfortable win. Catcher Eric Quist picked up three singles for the victors while third sacker Dufour contributed a double and a single.

Ellis (W) and E. Quist
Grey (L), Moore (7) and Thompson, Currie

(July 26)  The noon game saw Denholm slap down Humboldt 9 to 4. Scoring twice in the top of the first frame, Denholm never lost the lead. The winners racked up 13 hits off a pair of Humboldt chuckers as catcher Scott led the way with a double plus a brace of one-baggers.

Bird (W) and Scott
Beyel (L), Sanson (6) and Conners

(July 26)  Shortstop Bill Dunbar hit a double, triple and home run, fielded in sensational style and was altogether the big noise in Kinley’s 11 to 3 trouncing of Macklin in the evening encounter. Kinley’s Jerry Cummings tossed a five-hitter and whiffed seven in recording the hill victory. His batterymate, Johnson, nicked the duo of Macklin heavers for a trio of singles.

Cummings (W) and Johnson
Brown (L), Henry (4) and Batey

(July 27)  Each team utilized three pitchers as Wadena took a 17 to 11 slugfest from Denholm in the early game. The combatants combined for 35 hits in this pitchers’ nightmare with the victorious Wadena aggregation accounting for 20 of them. Third baseman Dufour stroked a home run, two doubles and a single in pacing the winner’s attack. Teammate Millar collected a double and three singles while Robertson drilled a pair of doubles and a three-bagger.

Amundrud, Remple (6), Ellis (W) (7) and E. Quist
Bainbridge, Everett (L) (1), Bird 8) and Scott 

(July 27)  Another loosely-played contest in the day’s finale saw the Conquest nine drub Eatonia 13 to 8. A plethora of base hits combined with shoddy defensive play by both teams characterized the proceedings. Eatonia fell behind early and wound up using four pitchers in an effort to stem the tide. Conquest held a 12 to 9 edge in base hits. Outfielder Johnson clubbed a brace of doubles for the winners while third baseman Dalton was Eatonia’s best with the hickory, slamming a triple and double.

Following the game, a draw was made involving the three remaining teams, Kinley, Conquest and Wadena, and Kinley was the lucky team to receive a bye into the tournament final.

Murray (W) and Washburn
Moore (L), Dafoe (3), Bagley (7), Dalton (9) and Bigelow

PosterLeft - an ad which appeared in the July 28th edition of the Saskatoon Phoenix announcing the semi-final and final tournament games.

In the small print near the bottom, fans were informed that in case of doubtful weather, they were to watch for a blue and white flag flying over the Hudson’s Bay Store. If the flag was flying, all systems were go and the game would be played.

(July 28)  In a tournament semi-final match, Wadena eliminated Conquest, the winner of the inaugural exhibition tournament in 1922, 4 to 3 in eleven innings. No game details appeared in the print media sports pages. .

(July 28)  Kinley, led by Bill Dunbar, defeated Wadena 10 to 5 to capture the 1923 Saskatoon exhibition week tournament. Dunbar belted his second four-bagger of the tourney, a two-run shot to go along with a double. Teammate L. McMahon collected three hits including a pair of triples. Losing twirler Ellis of the Wadena nine had three singles.

Powell (W) and Johnson
Ellis (L), Amundrud (3) and E. Quist