1924 Game Reports Vancouver Island     

1924 Vancouver, Lower Mainland, Fraser Valley 
1924 BC Interior 
1924 Vancouver Island   

VICTORIA SENIOR AMATEUR LEAGUE

Victoria had a thriving premiere baseball circuit in 1924, the established Senior Amateur Baseball League, a four-team association whose member teams played exclusively at Royal Athletic Park. The 1924 makeup consisted of three holdover clubs including the defending champion C.P.R. aggregation, plus a neophyte team representing the Tillicum Club. With the schedule commencing on May 17, the Railroaders led from start to finish and went undefeated in league play.

Teams in the 1924 Victoria Senior Amateur Baseball League
Automotives
C.P.R.
Eagles
Tillicums

Also gracing the landscape of British Columbia’s Capital City during the spring and summer of 1924 were a brace second tier senior circuits, one of which was an indoor loop. The sheltered group of teams, known collectively as the Victoria & District Indoor League, was the first out of the gate, starting play on May 4. This newly-formed league consisted of up to ten teams at one point but, with a couple of the weak sisters dropping out, finished the campaign with eight stable entries. The Garrison team captured the first-half championship while the Hillcrests nosed out the Y.M.C.A. contingent to take the second-half honours and went on the win the inaugural overall league tiara and the Clearihue Challenge Cup in a playoff with the Garrison contingent. A number of the Indoor League players were also on rosters of the Senior Amateur League clubs.

Teams in the 1924 Victoria & District Indoor Baseball League
Civil Service
Esquimalt
Fifth Regiment C.G.A. (dropped out)
Garrison
Hillcrests 
Moore-Whittington Lumber Company  (dropped out)
Naval Barracks
Prior’s
Tillicums
Y.M.C.A.

The short-season Commercial League, a four-team association, played an abbreviated schedule beginning May 28 and concluding June 27 with all games being contested at the Central Park facility. Spencer’s and the Sons of Canada battled to the wire for league supremacy and the McGavin Cup with the Sons finally emerging as pennant winners for 1924 with an 11 to 3 playoff conquest of the Department Storemen on July 7. Players from the Senior Amateur League were prominent members on the two top Commercial League teams.

Teams in the 1924 Victoria & District Commercial Baseball League
Civil Service
Sons of Canada
Sidney
Spencer’s

Two clubs from the Commercial League and one from the Indoor League participated in a series for a trophy known as the Rithet Cup in late July and early August. Spencer’s of the Commercial circuit took on the Hillcrests of the Indoor loop in a single-elimination game and handled them easily 16 to 7 in the opener played July 21. They then faced the Sons of Canada, a Commercial League counterpart, on July 28 and were hammered 12 to 3, a result which forced a sudden-death showdown as both finalists had one victory in the series. On the evening of August 4, the Spencer’s nine prevailed 8 to 4 to apparently wrap up the series. A protest by the Sons ensued, which was upheld, and the two participants were scheduled to face each other once more in a winner-take-all match but the contest was postponed indefinitely and was apparently never played. 

Game Reports, Victoria Senior Amateur League

(May 17)  The Automotives team of balltossers celebrated the opening of the 1924 senior amateur baseball season in Victoria by romping home on the long end of a 13 to 9 score in their match with the expansion Tillicums squad at Royal Athletic Park. The winners won on the strength of two explosive innings, the third when they counted four runs and the seventh when they plated six markers. Ross Oatman, Eddie Hall and outfielder Roscamp/Roskamp each garnered three hits for the Mechanics while Tillicum fly chaser McLaren led all swatters with four base raps.

Nelson (W), Moser (8) and Ross
Kay (L), Balcom (6) and H. Curtis

(May 20)  The defending champion C.P.R. contingent got off to a good start in the new campaign, drubbing the Eagles 8 to 2 at Royal Athletic Park. Youthful Norm Forbes pitched well in grabbing the mound decision, allowing only six scattered hits and retiring no less than ten batters via the strikeout route. His only blemish was in serving up a two-run homer to Eagles’ keystone sacker Herb Cummins in the final frame. Forbes and teammate Harry Copas both tripled and singled to lead the Trackmen at the platter. Shortstop Marty Dunn had a double and two singles for the Birdmen. 

Forbes (W) and C. Campbell
John Cummins (L) and McGinnis/McInnis

(May 22)  The Automotives scored a pair of runs in the bottom of the fifth inning, erasing a 4 to 3 deficit, and went on to capture a 5 to 4 decision over the Eagles at Royal Athletic Park. The Mechanics were outhit soundly, 11 base raps to 6, but found a way to produce tallies with ducks on the pond. Winning flinger Moser of the Mechanics and first sacker Featherston/Featherstone both laced the pill for a brace of safeties while Herb and Johnny Cummins both ripped three singles for the Big Birds.

Kerr (L) and McGinnis/McInnis
Moser (W) and Ross

(May 23)  In exhibition play, the visiting Port Angles WA baseball team handed the Victoria C.P.R. their worst defeat in the last two seasons, an 8 to 2 shellacking in the opener of a two-game series. Port Angeles tallied five counters in the third frame to break the game open. Winning tosser Irvin stymied the Trainmen on just four hits while his mates, led by middle infielders Ostenson with four base knocks and Williams with three, hammered a brace of Victoria chuckers for 12 base blows.

Irvin (W) and Bucholtz
Chambers (L), Saunders (3) and C. Campbell

(May 24)  The C.P.R. diamond pastimers broke even in the honours with the visiting Port Angeles baseball team when they romped home victorious by a score of 12 to 8. Heavy hitting by both squads featured the game. A six-run fifth canto decided the game in favour of the Capital City crew. Catcher Bill More of the Victorians and shortstop Williams of the Americans led their respective clubs at the dish with a triple and single apiece. Reliever Norm Forbes of the Railroaders fanned six consecutive Port Angles batters during the seventh and eighth frames.

Irvin (L) and Bucholtz
Malcolm (W), Forbes (5) and More

(May 27)  The fledgling Tillicums put on a strong rally in the eighth inning but fell short as they dropped a 9 to 7 verdict to the C.P.R. aggregation. The Locomotives grabbed an early 8 to 2 lead but came perilously close to blowing it when the Clubbers managed to tally four counters in the eighth canto. Hot corner custodian Alf Nex of the Tillicums banged out a two-bagger and a pair of singles to lead all hitters. Harry Copas and Colin Campbell were the big men with the willow for the Trainmen, both acquiring two base knocks. 

J. Curtis (L) and H. Curtis
Saunders (W) and More

(May 29)  The hard-hitting C.P.R. nine soundly thumped the Automotives 14 to 2 in a regularly scheduled Victoria Senior Amateur contest at Royal Athletic Park. Roy Copas, making his initial mound performance for the Trainmen, pitched superbly, surrendering just three hits while fanning five. First sacker Haley Jackson of the Railroaders had three hits for the victors including a two-run circuit clout in the opening frame. Teammate Dave Richdale also contributed three safeties, all singles.

R. Copas (W) and More
R. Parfitt (L), Roscamp/Roskamp (3), Moser (7) and Ross

(May 31)  The Tillicums baseball club proved to be easy pickings for the power-laden Eagles at Royal Athletic Park and were hammered 20 to 8 in a one-sided affair that was marked with sloppy defensive play. Both teams had an off day afield as a grand total of 17 errors were committed, ten by the newcomers to the circuit. Herb Cummins, Roy Robinson, middle pasture fly chaser Turple and Jim Cummins were the heavy hitters for the Feathered Tribe, each securing three base swats. Included in Herb Cummins’ total was a first-inning two-run round tripper, his second four-bagger of the campaign. Shortstop Pete Sallaway/Salloway had a double and two singles for the vanquished Clubbers.

Kerr (W), Stark (7) and McGinnis/McInnis
Balcom (L), A. Smith (3) and H. Curtis

(June 1)  The C.P.R. balltossers of the Victoria Senior Amateur loop journeyed to Chemainus for an exhibition skirmish and came through with a 14 to 9 trimming of their hosts. Both teams used a trio of hurlers in the heavy-swatting joust. Dave Richdale and Haley Jackson both stroked a triple and single for the winners. Marty Dunn and outfielder Holman, a pair of pickups on loan from the Eagles and Automotives respectively, picked up a pair of one-baggers. Shortstop A. Howe, Robinson, McKinnon and Cathcart each managed to connect for two safeties for the Up-Islanders. 

Birkenshaw, Saunders (W) (2), Forbes (6) and More
Symes (L), H. Howe (4), H. Horton (5) and Brown

(June 4)  In one of the best games of the campaign, the C.P.R. contingent continued their winning streak, taking the bacon from the Eagles by a score of 9 to 7 in a scuffle reduced to six innings of action because of darkness. The game was nip and tuck from start to finish and was witnesses by the largest turnout of the season. The Trainmen scored a pair of counters in their final turn at bat to break a 7 – 7 tie and capture the verdict. First baseman Haley Jackson of the victors continued his assault on opposing pitchers by stroking three solid hits. Teammate Falconer “Kim” Campbell laced a double and single while Roy Copas of the Railroaders as well as Marty Dunn and catcher McGinnis/McInnis of the Big Birds each singled twice.

Noble (L), Lewis (6) and McGinnis/McInnis, Potts (6)
Forbes (W) and More

(June 7)  A mediocre display of baseball defined the contest at Royal Athletic Park in which the Automotives defeated the Tillicums 19 to 7. Neither team showed much class in the field as the Clubbers, in particular, were extremely sloppy, committing eleven miscues. The game was a free-hitting affair by both squads with the Mechanics holding a 15 to 11 advantage in base swats acquired. Hot corner custodian “Hap” Gandy  of the Autos had a superb game at the dish with the willow, slamming the horsehide for five safeties including a three-bagger and two doubles. Shortstop Pete Sallaway/Salloway was best with the baton for the vanquished nine, lacing four singles while sidekick, utility man D. Essler, belted a triple, double and single. 

J. Curtis (L) and H. Curtis
Moser (W) and Ross

(June 12)  After holding the mighty C.P.R. squad to a 3 – 3 tie for eight complete innings, the winless Tillicums imploded, allowing the Cee Pees to plate six ninth-inning counters en route to a 9 to 4 triumph over the Newcomers. Badly outhit by a 14 to 4 margin, the New-Kids-on-the-Block held an early 3 to 1 lead which they maintained until the fifth stanza. C. “Lefty” Saunders went the route on the hill for the Locomotive Men, whiffing ten in copping the win. Falconer Campbell of the winners, better known as Kim, led C.P.R. offensive assault, gathering four safeties while teammate Haley Jackson kicked in with a triple and single.    

Saunders (W) and More
J. Curtis (L) and H. Curtis

(June 14)  The Eagles roared from behind to take a 5 to 3 verdict over the Automotives in a quick and snappy contest at Royal Athletic Park. A two-run seventh inning augmented by a single tally in the eighth gave the Birdmen the come-from-behind triumph. Kerr, moundsman for the Feathered Tribe, earned the hillock triumph with a nine-hitter. The winners collected seven hits off a tandem of Vehicle Repair chuckers. Fly chaser Roy Robinson led the way with the willow, singling twice. Initial sacker Featherston/Featherstone as well as outfielders Holman and Ross Oatman of the Garage Workers all pounded the pill for two safeties with one of Featherston’s blows being a three-bagger.

R. Parfitt (L), Moffatt (7) and Ross
Kerr (W) and McGinnis/McInnis

(June 19)  For a second-straight game, the Eagles rallied to snatch a late-inning victory, this time grabbing a 7 to 6 walkoff win over the luckless Tillicums on the strength of a three-run ninth frame. Pinch hitter Alex Potts of the Birdmen delivered a two-out double in last canto to drive in a pair of counters which knotted the count at 6 – 6. He then somehow beat his way past third to home plate and was safe with the winning marker when Tillicum catcher H. Curtis dropped the ball in the act of tagging him. The Clubmen held a 6 to 1 lead after two innings of play and things looked bright in terms of collecting their first win of the campaign. But, such was not to be the case as the Feathered Tribe chipped away at the lead with single counters in the third, fifth and seventh cantos before staging their dramatic ninth-inning comeback. Third baseman Walt Brynjolfson was the top dog with the ash for the winners, poling out four safeties including a two-bagger. Fly chaser Roscamp/Roskamp batted best for the Tillicums, securing three hits. 

J. Curtis (L) and H. Curtis
Kerr, Stark (W) (3) and McGinnis/McInnis

(June 24)  Continuing their recent hot streak, the Eagles triumphed over the Automotives 9 to 7 at Royal Athletic Park. Keystone sacker Marty Dunn and backstop McGinnis/McInnis had three hits apiece for the Feathered Tribe while teammates Roy Robinson and Herb Cummins delivered a home run and single each. Losing tosser Moser and middle infielder Eddie Hall secured a triad of base swats each for the Mechanics.

Stark (W) and McGinnis/McInnis
Moser (L) and Ross

(June 26)  The tail-end Tillicum Club diamondeers played a strong nine innings before succumbing to the undefeated C.P.R. aggregation 7 to 6 at Royal Athletic Park in an exciting Victoria Senior Amateur contest. The Clubbers took a 6 to 5 lead in the top of the ninth panel on the strength of a two-run circuit-jack by outfielder E. Smith but the Cee Pees stormed back with a brace of markers in their half of the canto to snatch the walkoff victory. Shortstop Harry Copas paced the victors offensively, spanking the sphere for a double and a brace of one-baggers. Winning flinger Marty Birkenshaw contributed a two-bagger and single while Smith of the vanquished nine had a single to go along with his dinger.

Birkenshaw (W) and More
J. Curtis (L) and H. Curtis

Standings              W      L       Pct.
C.P.R.                 6      0     1.000
Eagles                 4      3      .571
Automotives            3      3      .500
Tillicums              0      7      .000

(June 29)  The visiting Victoria C.P.R. swept a split-venue exhibition doubleheader from a pair of Up-Island hosts when they started the afternoon with a 15-inning 6 to 3 win over Nanaimo in the Hub City and then ventured to Duncan where they captured an 8 to 5 verdict in an evening encounter.

Norm Forbes of the Trackmen toed the rubber for all 15 frames of the first game as did losing flinger Nesbitt of Nanaimo. The Victorians managed to secure 12 hits to 10 for the homestanding nine. Nesbitt was brilliant in defeat, recording 18 strikeouts. Haley Jackson had three hits for the Cee Pees including a double. Catcher Phil Piper of the losing squad replicated that performance with the stick.

Forbes (W) and C. Campbell
Nesbitt (L) and Piper

In the Duncan game, the score was knotted at 5 – 5 until the eighth frame when the Capital City invaders shunted three counters across the terminal platter. Roy Copas led a 17-hit Locomotive attack, cuffing four base swats, all one-baggers. Teammate Haley Jackson struck for three hits as did H. Robinson of the Duncanites. Backstop Thorne of Duncan tomahawked a home run in a losing cause.

Saunders (W) and More
Robinson, Williams (L) (8) and Thorne

(July 3)  By recording an 8 to 6 conquest of the Eagles at Royal Athletic Park, the high-flying C.P.R. band of baseballers clinched first-place in the 1924 Victoria Senior Amateur circuit. With the pennant, their second in succession, goes possession of the Peden Cup for the coming year. Both teams showed well in this clinching struggle. Matty Malcolm fanned 13 in grabbing the mound win on a nine-hitter. Outfielder Dave Richdale supported him at the dish with a triple, double and single. Other hitters of note in this game were Falconer “Kim” Campbell, Bob Whyte, Harry Copas and Art Minnis of the Railroaders as well as Eagles’ shortstop Turple and third baseman Walt Brynjolfson, all of whom stung the pill for a pair of safeties. 

Kerr (L), Webster (5) and McGinnis/McInnis
Malcolm (W) and C. Campbell

(July 8)  The Eagles, current second-place holders in the Victoria Senior Amateur circuit, secured their grasp on that position with a 12 to 4 victory over the cellar-dwelling Tillicums in a somewhat listless clash at Royal Athletic Park. The Clubbers were held to just four hits by winning twirler Art Webster. Defensive woes continued for the Tillicums as they were guilty of ten fielding miscues. Second sacker Marty Dunn and outfielder Mulcahy each had two of the six hits acquired by the Birdmen.

Webster (W) and McGinnis/McInnis
Lewis (L) and H. Curtis

(July 10)  Not resting on their laurels, the league champion C.P.R. nine reeled off their eighth successive victory in V.S.A.B.L. play by stopping the Automotives 12 to 9 in a heavy-hitting contest. Youthful Norm Forbes, although somewhat erratic in his performance, persevered in going the route for the knoll triumph. An eight-run third inning outburst provided the Trainmen with most of the ammunition they required to take the fracas. Haley Jackson, the loop’s top swatter, and teammate Roy Copas both picked up a double and single for the Cee Pees. First baseman Featherston/Featherstone, outfielder Holman and catcher Bobby Ross all had a brace of one-baggers for the Garage Workers.

Moser (L), Taylor (4) and Ross
Forbes (W) and C. Campbell

(July 15)  The Automotives pounded out 19 base blows in piling up an 11 to 3 destruction of the Tillicums at Royal Athletic Park. Ray Parfitt of the Mechanics hurled a nine-hitter and whiffed ten to grab the hillock victory. His only real nemesis during the encounter was Tillicum outfielder E. Smith who touched him up for four singles. Outfielder Ross Oatman was the top willow wielder for the Garagemen, spanking the apple for a triple, double and two singles. Fellow fly chaser Holman and first sacker Featherston/Featherstone followed with the former lacing four singles while the latter ripped a pair of two-baggers and a single.

R. Parfitt (W) and Ross
J. Curtis (L) and H. Curtis

(July 17)  The undefeated C.P.R. baseballers continued their torrid pace by disposing of the runner-up Eagles 10 to 2 at Royal Athletic Park. In capturing their ninth consecutive league victory, the winners asserted their position as worthy representatives for Victoria in the forthcoming B.C. playdowns. Outhitting the Big Birds by a comfortable 13 to 5 margin, the Trackmen were led at the plate by keystone sacker Falconer “Kim” Campbell who stung the horsehide for a pair of doubles and a single. Winning pitcher Norm Forbes rang up 13 punchouts while issuing 3 three walks.

Forbes (W) and More
Stark (L), Kerr (6) and McGinnis/McInnis, Potts

(July 19)  A select group of players from the Victoria Senior Amateur League soundly trounced the Anacortes WA ball club 15 to 2 in an exhibition encounter played on the Royal Athletic Park diamond. Victoria’s Matty Malcolm whiffed five while allowing the Skagit Valley nine just five hits in capturing the mound decision. His mates rang up 13 base knocks as Harry Copas led the Capital City baton bashers with three safeties while Haley Jackson contributed a double and single. Falconer “Kim” Campbell and catcher Bill More both chalked up a brace of one-baggers.

Francin (L) and Crafton, Oakerlund
Malcolm (W) and More

(July 19)  The Nanaimo entry in the Upper Island Baseball League defeated the Victoria Eagles 6 to 4 in an exhibition encounter played in the Hub City. The pitchers held the upper hand in this contest. Winning chucker Stickney, on the knoll for Nanaimo, had the edge, fanning 14 batters while allowing five scattered hits. Ray Parfitt, on loan to the Feathered Tribe from the Automotives of the Victoria circuit, toed the rubber for the invaders, whiffing seven while yielding eight hits. Stickney put on a whirlwind finish to the game in the ninth by fanning the last three batters to face him.

R. Parfitt (L) and xxx
Stickney (W) and xxx

(July 22)  The repeat pennant-winning C.P.R. aggregation kept their perfect record in league play intact by handing the Automotives an 11 to 10 setback in the final regular season contest of the Senior Amateur loop. The Garage Workers sported a huge 10 to 2 margin after five innings were in the books but the game developed into a rout for the Cee Pees when they plated 14 counters in burlesque fashion in the bottom of the sixth panel to take a 16 to 10 lead with just two out. The score reverted to 11 to 10 when the plate umpire called the game at this point for what he deemed a lack of effort by the Mechanics on defense. First baseman Haley Jackson swatted a triple, double and two singles for the Railroaders.

Taylor, Moser (L) (6) and Pickup
Saunders, Birkenshaw (W) (5) and More

Final Standings        W       L        Pct.
C.P.R.                10       0      1.000
Eagles                 5       5       .500
Automotives            4       5       .444
Tillicums              0       9       .000

No intra-league playoffs ensued. The C.P.R. nine advanced directly into the Vancouver Island finals.


Post-season exhibition games  

(July 26)  In one of the best baseball games, exhibition or otherwise, played in Victoria this season, the Senior Amateur champion C.P.R. nine defeated the much-talked-of Burlington WA squad 7 to 6 at Royal Athletic Park. Both teams played fine ball throughout, each slamming out nine base blows. Third baseman Axel Johnston of the Americans was the hitting star of the contest, hammering two home runs and a single. 1924 V.S.A.B.L. batting champion Haley Jackson and teammate Bill More sparked the Railroaders at the dish, each punching out two safeties with one of Jackson’s falling in for a double.

Littlefield (L), Chase (3) and Sandell
Malcolm (W) and More

(August 9)  The Eagles of the Victoria Senior Amateur circuit edged Chemainus 9 to 8 in a post-season exhibition encounter. The game was won in the bottom of the ninth inning when Alex Potts of the Birdmen singled and scored on a long double off the bat of Herb Cummins. It was a heavy-hitting affair with 31 hits in total, 16 by the Eagles. Cummins belted a home run in addition to his walkoff two-bagger. Walt Brynjolfson had a triad of base knocks for the Feathered Tribe. Catcher Brown was best with the stick for Chemainus, ripping a double and a brace of one-baggers. 

Horton (L) and Brown
Noble (W) and McGinnis/McInnis


Provincial Playoffs
Vancouver Island finals  (best-of-three) 
Courtenay (Upper Island Baseball League) vs Victoria C.P.R. (Victoria Senior Amateur Baseball League)

Courtenay provincial playoff roster
Barkhouse P, Beattie OF, Boyd P, Cummins J. SS, Dixon 1B, Downey C, Harris 3B, Millard OF, Robinson A. OF, Robinson R. 2B

(August 2)  The C.P.R. team, Victoria city champions, defeated Courtenay 10 to 5 in the first of a best-of-three series for the senior amateur championship of Vancouver Island. The Courtenay team, with a 10 to 9 edge in base hits acquired, gave ragged support to their duo of chuckers while the Railroaders played steady afield behind winning tosser Matty Malcolm. Stroking two base raps apiece for the victorious nine were Art Minnis, Haley Jackson plus the Copas bothers, Harry and Roy. First sacker Dixon and fly chaser A. Robinson reciprocated with a brace each for the Courtenay contingent.

Barkhouse (L), Boyd (6) and Downie
Malcolm (W) and Minnis

(August 10)  Courtenay staved off a late Victoria rally to defeat the C.P.R. squad 4 to 3 and tie their opening round provincial playoff series with the Capital City Clan at a game each. For eight rounds, the hosts from the Comox Valley had the visitors pretty well beaten and took a 4 to 0 lead into the final frame. An error then gave the Railroaders an opening and they responded with three counters before being retired. Winning tosser Boyd fanned 10 Victoria batters and was invincible in every stanza but the ninth. Johnny Cummins led the victors at the dish with a triple, double and single.

Forbes (L), Malcolm (6) and xxx
Boyd (W) and xxx

(August 23)  Playing an airtight brand of baseball behind ace chucker Matty Malcolm, the C.P.R. team from Victoria bounced Courtenay 5 to 2 to annex the deciding game of the Vancouver Island senior championship. Playing on a neutral diamond in Nanaimo, Malcolm allowed six hits and fanned an equal number in grabbing the route-going knoll win over Courtenay’s Boyd who yielded five base raps while whiffing seven. Boyd, however, was plagued with wildness while his mates were less than stellar defensively. Haley Jackson slugged a pair of doubles for the Railroaders while outfielder Millard picked up a triple and single for the Courtenay squad. The Capital City nine will now advance to the B. C. finals to face the Hammond Cedars.

Malcolm (W) and Minnis
Boyd (L) and Downie

B.C. Senior finals  (best-of-three) 
Victoria C.P.R. (Victoria Senior Amateur Baseball League) vs Hammond Cedars (New Westminster & District Baseball League)

(August 30)  The Hammond Cedars defeated the Victoria C. P. R. baseballers 5 to 0 in the Capital City to capture the opener of the provincial finals. Hammond’s Eddie Olson fanned six while twirling a four-hitter for the shutout knoll victory. Shortpatcher Lewis and initial sacker Abe Cross led the nine-hit Cedars’ offensive thrust, each swatting a double and one-bagger.

Olson (W) and Goodall
Malcolm (L) and Minnis

(September 1)  The Victoria C. P. R. baseballers squared their final series for the B. C. senior amateur crown by blanking the Hammond Cedars 2 to 0 at Athletic Park. Capital City mound artist Matty Malcolm practically tied the Hammond swatsmiths in knots trying to hammer his offerings. Three measly hits, one a triple by outfielder Bill Maxwell, was the sum total allowed by Malcolm in his whitewash hill performance. Loser Nick Craig was nicked for just five safeties and only one of the Victoria runs was earned. Catcher Art Minnis of the Railroaders cuffed a brace of safeties, a double and single, to lead the victors at the dish.

Malcolm (W) and Minnis
Craig (L) and Goodall

(September 4)  Invincible Eddie Olson hurled the Hammond Cedars to the 1924 B. C. senior amateur championship, blanking the Victoria C. P. R. contingent 3 to 0 in the third and final contest of the three-game series. In 53 innings of playoff baseball, Olson has been nicked for only two runs. In the finale, he struck out 14 Islanders who were able to get but two scratch hits off him. Loser Matty Malcolm was almost as good. His pitching was superb except for the opening frame when Hammond chased a run across on three hits and, again, in the seventh when Abe Cross singled in a pair of insurance tallies. Shortstop Lewis led the Cedars at the dish with a double and single. 

Malcolm (L) and Minnis
Olson (W) and Goodall


UPPER ISLAND LEAGUE

Teams in the 1924 Upper Island Baseball League
Courtenay
Cumberland
Nanaimo
Royston Lumber Company

(May 11)  In the opening game of the 1924 Upper Island Baseball League played before a large group of spectators on the cricket field at Nanaimo, the hosts were beaten by Courtenay 3 to 2.

Boyd (W) and Downey
Stickney (L) and Piper

(May 18)  Cumberland knocked off Nanaimo 4 to 3 in a snappy Upper Island League contest played in Cumberland.

xxx (L) and xxx
Hunden (W) and xxx

(May 19)  Courtenay edged the Nanaimo baseballers 4 to 3 in Upper Island diamond action in Courtenay. Winning chucker Barkhouse pitched a steady game and drove in the winning run with a ninth inning single.

Woods (L) and Wilson
Barkhouse (W) and Downey

(June 1)  Courtenay reeled off their fourth consecutive victory in the Upper Island circuit by hammering Nanaimo 14 to 9.

Stickney (L), Harris (5) and Clark
Barkhouse (W) and Downey

(July 6)  Cumberland took a stranglehold on top spot in the Upper Island Baseball League by defeating Nanaimo 9 to 5.

Nisbet (L) and Piper
McIntyre (W) and Richards