1923 Game Reports     

 

SASKATCHEWAN

The Regina Elks retained the Saskatchewan senior amateur baseball championship by defeating the Moose Jaw Robin Hoods three games to one in the 1923 best-of-five provincial final. Earlier, in a best-two-out-of-three semi-final match-up, the Elks had disposed of the Saskatoon C.P.R. in two straight games.

SEMI - FINALS

(September 8)  The Elks, champions of Regina's metropolitan circuit, advanced to the provincial final series against the Robin Hoods of Moose Jaw when they soundly trounced the C.P.R. champion team of Saskatoon in both games of a semi-final doubleheader. The Capital City champions were too much for the visitors and ran the score of both games of the twin-bill into double figures, spanking the Hub City railroaders 19 to 9 and 16 to 3.
    
Jack Farquhar, "Casey" Moroschan, Cliff Moses and "Rancher" Snell each banged out three hits for the Queen City nine in the opener with a triple being included in both Farquhar's and Moses' total. Southpaw hurler Tommy Green struck out 6 Saskatoon batters to earn the pitching decision.

Cummings (L) and Robinson
Green (W) and Snell

Regina's heavy artillery continued in the late game as winning chucker "Casey" Moroschan had the support of 16 base hits in cruising to victory. His batterymate, "Rancher" Snell, contributed a triple, double and single while Tommy Green, Fred Brundage and Leo Vineberg all had two doubles and a single.

Moroschan (W) and Snell
Bennett (L) and Robinson, Goggins

PROVINCIAL  FINALS

(September 12)  The Moose Jaw Robin Hoods and Regina Elks divided the spoils in the first double-bill in their best-of-five playoff for the provincial senior amateur baseball championship. Playing at Regina's Park de Young, the opening game was annexed by the Robins 10 to 4 while the Antlered Tribe rebounded for a 5 to 2 second game victory.

In arrears by a 4 to 1 count entering the seventh inning of the matinee encounter, the Mill City gang staged an epic comeback, plating four counters to take a one-run lead. Then, in the ninth, they ran wilder than ever and, assisted by numerous Regina fielding miscues, tacked on five more tallies to walk away with the game. Third sacker Chuck Robinson was a standout defensively for the Hoods and also produced three base hits, one of which was a double. Regina shortstop Leo Vineberg had three singles off the slants of winning twirler Andy Dale.

Dale (W) and Mills
Moroschan (L) and Snell

In the evening event, the Elks looked as if they would hold the Robin Hoods scoreless. A supreme effort by the visitors in the eighth averted the whitewash but failed to pull the game out of the fire. Portsider Tommy Green picked up the win with an eight-hitter, besting George Haigh. Green also picked up a pair of hits in this contest as did teammates Leo Vineberg and Cliff Moses.

Green (W) and Snell
Haigh (L) and Mills

(September 14)  The Regina Elks grabbed both games of a double-dip with the Moose Jaw Robin Hoods to decide the Saskatchewan senior amateur baseball championship in four games. The first game fell to the Elks 7 to 3 while they won the evening contest 9 to 8 after 8 innings of exciting baseball. The double killing secured three games out of four for the visiting Reginans. 

The Millers threw the opening game away with errors at crucial moments in the fifth frame when the Elks scored five runs. Moose Jaw out-hit their guests 9 to 8 and had all of the game's extra-base hits. Catchers "Rancher" Snell of the Reginans and "Haddo" Mills of the hosts were the contest's leading hitters, Snell pasting a trio of one baggers while Mills had a double and single.

Moroschan (W) and Snell
Dale (L) and Mills

With fully 2,500 fans filling the stands for the game which ultimately decided the championship, the Elks broke an 8 - 8 deadlock in the bottom of the eighth and final inning after "Scotty" McEachern singled to leadoff the frame and, with one out, scampered home with the go-ahead tally on Jack Farquhar's booming triple. Darkness ended the affair and series at that point. Farquhar wound up with four safeties, two of which were three-baggers, in leading the winners at the dish. McEachern followed with a trio of singles as Tommy Green picked up his second hurling victory of the four-game set-to.

Haigh (L) and Mills
Green (W) and Snell

Saskatoon City League Final Series

C.P.R. defeated C.N.R. 3 games to 1 to capture the 1923 Saskatoon City League crown.

1923 Regina Northside League

(Imperial Life and Pirates amalgamated in second-half of schedule to form Imperial Pirates)

1923 Regina Northside League championship finals (best three-of-five series)

(August 30)  Freddie Barker’s run-scoring single in the bottom of the eighth inning lifted the defending champion Elks to a narrow 3 to 2 win over the Winners, first-half Northside League pennant winners. Casey Moroschan had doubled home the tying run earlier in the frame. The Winners Club nine held a 9 to 8 advantage in base hits garnered. Moroschan led all hitters with a 3 for 4 performance.

Earley (L) and Leigh
Green (W) and Snell

(September 1)  The second-half champion Elks won the overall championship of the 1923 Regina Northside Baseball League by taking a nip-and-tuck doubleheader from the Winners Club by scores of 4 to 2 in ten innings and 9 to 8. The twin victories earned the Elks the crown in three straight games. The Elks trailed 2 to 1 when they came to bat in the top of the ninth of the opener. Winning tosser Casey Moroschan reached first on an infield error, stole second base, advanced to third on Tommy Green’s infield hit and crossed the plate with the tying marker on a second error. In the tenth, the Antlered Tribe put the game away by notching two more markers. Leo Vineberg doubled, Crawford singled and “Scotty” McEachern drove them both in with a long single to left field. Moroschan fanned nine in the extra-inning affair and belted a triple plus a pair of one-baggers. Jack Rowand paced the Winners Club offensively, singling three times.

Moroschan (W) and Snell
Dyer (L) and Leigh

The Winners squad fought valiantly, rallying in the ninth frame of the late encounter to tie the game 8 – 8 but then came the Elks’ turn at bat in the bottom of the inning. Jack Farquhar opened with a walk. Tommy Green sacrificed him to the keystone station and Fred Brundage advanced him to third on an infield out. A routine fly ball to right field was muffed, allowing Farquhar to cross the plate and the game as well as the championship were decided. Outfielder Dyer of the vanquished topped all lumbermen with three hits.

Earley, Bannister (6) (L) and Leigh, Ellis
Green, Moroschan (W) (9) and Snell

Moose Jaw City League Final Series

After dropping the first two games, the Robin Hoods, second-half pennant winners, defeated the St. Joseph’s squad 3 games to 2 in the best-of-five final series to lay claim to the 1923 Moose Jaw City League championship.