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KOOTENAY INTERNATIONAL LEAGUE

1924 was the inaugural season for this four-team loop comprising teams from Trail, Rossland, Nelson and Metaline Falls WA.

(May 24)    In a well played exhibition contest at Nelson, the home nine edged Kaslo 2-0 as Iner "Slim" Kraft twirled a two-hit shutout. The winners had just three safeties. A second-inning triple by keystone sacker Reardon drove in Lister to open the scoring while Reardon was able to touch the dish with Nelson’s second run on a poor throw to the plate.

Cockle (L) and Garland
Kraft (W) and Blair

(June 1)  Playing at Trail, Nelson had early success jumping out to an 8-3 lead in the third inning but the good fortune wouldn't last as the home club went on a tear and outscored the visitors 14-1 the rest of the way for a 17-9 victory in the opening game of the Kootenay International League. Trail collected 17 hits, three by Angus McDonald the left fielder. Bill DiPasquale, the third sacker, cracked a four-bagger. Blair poked a pair of doubles for Nelson. Peter Demidoff, who relieved in the third inning, pitched marvelous ball the rest of the way for the win. The new grandstand, built at a cost of $1,200, to hold 300, was packed. An estimated crowd of 500 attended.

Kraft (L) and Blair
Routledge, Demidoff (W) (3) and Garland

(June 1)   Metaline Falls shaded Rossland 5-4 in action at the American city.

(June 8)   Nelson chased home two runs in the eighth inning to grab a 7-5 win over Metaline Falls. Tied 5-5, Reardon and Scotty Notman cracked back-to-back doubles for the tie-breaking marker and Notman raced home on an error for an insurance run. Catcher Blair led a 14-hit attack with a home run and a single. Reardon added a double, two singles and three scores. Iner Kraft held Metaline Falls to six hits with nine Nelson errors accounting for the American's scoring. Kraft fanned 11 and walked two.

Ryman, Robinson and Carpenter
Kraft (W) and Blair

(June 8)  Rossland defeated visiting Trail.

(June 15)   DeHuff held Nelson to three hits Sunday as Metaline Falls blanked Nelson 5-0.  The Americans got the only run they needed this day in the first inning as Robinson drew a walk and scored on a throwing error.  They added two in the fifth as winning pitcher DeHuff walked and scored on a passed ball and Ryman singled in the third run. Two in the seventh ended the scoring. Ryman reached on a fielder's choice, stole second and made home on an overthrow. Carpenter singled, stole second and scored as a throw to second went into the outfield.

Kraft (L) and Blair
DeHuff (W) and Carpenter

(June 15)  Rossland beat Trail for the second time in a week, crushing the home team 10 to 2 Sunday before a large and enthusiastic crowd. Marsters fired a two-hitter for the Golden City crew allowing no earned runs.  Trail, which made ten errors, made three boots in the first inning to help Rossland to two runs. They added three more in the second as Trail made two more errors and Rossland got a double by Johnson and a three-bagger by McLennan.

Marsters (W) and xxx
Demidoff (L) and xxx

Metaline Falls   2 - 1
Rossland         2 - 1
Trail            1 - 2
Nelson           1 - 2

(June 22)   Nelson, trailing 4-0 in the fourth inning, quickly turned the game around with a nine-run explosion en route to a 15-10 win over Trail.  The teams combined for 30 hits, 15 of them for two bases.  For Nelson, Ed Langill led the attack with three doubles and a single while Jimmie Brennan slugged a pair of two-baggers and Scotty Notman and Slim Kraft each had one. Lauriente rapped three doubles for Trail. Dick Drew was good for a double and triple. Kraft survived 13 hits to go the distance for the win. He had eight strikeouts and no free passes.

Routledge, Demidoff (L) (4) and Garland
Kraft (W) and Blair, Brennan

(June 22)   Local boy Donnie MacKenzie marked his return to the Rossland lineup with a dominating performance Sunday as Rossland blanked Metaline Falls 9-0. MacKenzie allowed just three hits and whiffed 14 in firing the shutout. The winners managed just seven hits, but DeHuff walked two and hit three and his teammates made four errors. Catcher Johnson paced Rossland with a triple and single. Marsters added a double and single. Metaline Falls protested the game claiming poor umpiring.

DeHuff (L) and Carpenter
MacKenzie (W) and Johnson

(June 29)  One of the largest crowds of the season, in excess of 600, crowded the diamond Sunday as Trail upended Metaline Falls 9 to 3. Dwyer scattered seven hits and whiffed nine in posting the win. Shortstop Dick Drew and centre fielder Cliff Morgan led a 13-hit attack each with three safeties

Robinson (L), DeHuff and Meck
Dwyer (W) and Garland, Lauriente

(June 29)   Marsters and Donnie MacKenzie combined on a three-hitter Sunday as Rossland consolidated its hold on first place in the Kootenay International League with a 9-1 victory over Nelson. Rossland scored two in the first inning and coasted to the easy win. Joe Ferko paced the league-leaders with three hits. Rae slugged a pair of doubles. The two Rossland hurlers combined for 13 strikeouts, MacKenzie with seven in three innings.. Marsters left in the seventh with a sore arm.

Marsters (W), MacKenzie (7) and Johnson
Kraft (L) and Blair

(July 6)   Trail clobbered Metaline Falls 13-1 as the Americans booted the ball 15 times. Cliff Morgan blasted a triple and two singles for the winners with McDonald and Dick Drew each added two safeties. Dwyer allowed six hits and fanned nine in coasting to the win.

Dwyer (W) and Conrad
Ryman (L), DeHuff and Carpenter

(July 6)   Rossland added another victory to its impressive season downing Nelson 8 to 2. The Golden City nine were fast out of the gate with three runs in the first inning.

Kraft (L) and Brennan
Marsters (W), MacKenzie (7) and Johnson

(July 13)   Frank Lister doubled in Scotty Notman with the winning run in the bottom of the ninth inning Sunday in an exciting 10-9 victory for Nelson over Metaline Falls. With two out and Notman on second with a single and Addie Scanlan on first via a free pass, Lister smacked one over the left field fence for two bases to delight a big home crowd. Nelson had fallen behind 4-1 after two innings and trailed 9-4 going into the fifth. In the second, the visitors erupted for four runs helped by four errors and Collins two-run double. They added a pair in the third with Collins' triple the key blow. After Nelson rebounded with three runs in their half of the third as Langill cracked a homer, Metaline Falls got three more in the fourth, one on Rogers' single and two when Collins connected for another three-bagger. A two-run homer by Blair brought Nelson to within three runs and they tallied a singleton in the seventh as Langill tripled and came home on a single by Blair. With two in the eighth on an error and Blair's triple Nelson tied the visitors at 9-9 setting the stage for Lister's heroics. First baseman Langill led the winners with five hits and four runs. Blair had three. Collins and Robinson rapped four apiece for Metaline Falls.  Scanlan yielded nine hits in going the distance for the win.

DeHuff (L) and Allen
Scanlan (W) and Blair

Rossland         6 - 1
Nelson           3 - 4  3.0
Trail            3 - 4  3.0
Metaline Falls   2 - 5  4.0

(July 13)   With its sixth victory in seven games, Rossland has extended its lead atop the league standings. Rossland crushed Trail 13-3 Sunday scoring nine runs in the first inning.

McKenzie (W) and xxx
Daws (L), Ryan (1) and xxx

(July 20)  Playing at Rossland, the home squad trounced Trail 10 to 1. At Metaline Falls, the Americans whipped Nelson 15 to 6.

(July 27)  League-leading Rossland kept rolling along demolishing Nelson 11-0. The game was called after six innings because of rain.

(July 27)   Another large crowd was on hand Sunday as Trail downed visiting Metaline Falls 6 to 3.

(August 3)   Rossland scored three in the first and another three in the second and romped to a 17-8 victory over Nelson.

Marsters, McKenzie, Singer and
Kraft, Scanlan and

(August 10)  Rossland shaded Metaline Falls 4-3 in one of the more interesting games played in the Washington community this season. Trailing 4-0 in the final inning, Metaline put three runs across the pan and had a runner on third base with two out with one of Metaline's noted stickers at bat. However, the runner at third went to sleep and was tagged off the base for the final out.

(August 10)  Trail walloped Nelson 10 to 2.

(August 17)    Trail plated three runs in the second inning and led all the way in an 8-4 victory over Nelson before a large afternoon crowd at Nelson. Trail's big second inning was highlighted by Gaynor's two-run three-bagger to centre field. Gaynor also collected a pair of two-baggers. Hughie Horswill and Frank Lister each had a double for Nelson.

xxx (W) and xxx
Kraft (L) and xxx

(August 17)  In the final game of the regular schedule, Rossland blanked Metaline Falls 3-0. Donnie MacKenzie fired a seven-hitter for the victory, his third against Metaline this season, and racked up ten strikeouts. He walked just one. In 27 innings against Metaline Falls, MacKenzie has allowed just one run. Shortstop Joe Ferko and left fielder McLellan led the winners each with two hits. MacKenzie helped his own cause with a triple, the longest blow of the game. Catcher Sheridan had three hits for the losers.

Gillespie (L) and Sheridan
MacKenzie (W) and Johnson

Rossland         11 - 1
Trail             6 - 6
Metaline Falls    4 - 8
Nelson            3 - 9


INTERMEDIATE BASEBALL

(June 21)   In Intermediate ball, Trail hosted Nelson and jumped into a 6-0 lead after two innings en route to a 9-4 decision. Louis DeMore held the visitors to just five hits while Trail cranked out 15 hits, three each by DeMore and catcher Al Hall.

Ioanin (L) and Houston
DeMore (W) and Hall

(August 2)    Playing at Nelson, the Trail Intermediates squeezed by Nelson 6-5 behind the solid hurling of Lefty DeMore who fanned 14 in besting Chapman of the home club.

DeMore (W) and Moytilla
Chapman (L) and Wright