1925 Manitoba Game Reports      

 

MANITOBA PROVINCIAL SENIOR PLAYOFFS

(August 26)   Brandon and Roland split the first two games of the Manitoba Senior Baseball playoffs. Greys took the opening game of the twin-bill 6-4 while Roland responded with a 2-0 win behind a one-hitter by "Smokey" Harris in the second.

Greys needed a three-run rally in the eighth inning to pull out the opening game victory. Trailing 4-2, winning hurler Happy Buchanan led off with a double and scored on Carpenter's single. Cochlan, Cowan and Hitchens followed with safeties to drive in two more.  They added an insurance run in the ninth on hits by McIntosh and Buchanan.

Roland broke a scoreless tie in the second game with a run in the fourth on hits by Ridd, Patterson and LaPointe.  They got the final marker in the sixth on a fielder's choice and a triple by LaPointe.

Buchanan (W) and Cochlan
Graham (L) and S. Patterson

Mitchell (L) and Cowan
Harris (W) and Mulligan

(August 29)  Brandon Greys won both games of Saturday's double-header, 7-5 and 11-8 over Roland, to advance to the final round of the provincial senior playoffs against a Winnipeg entry. Greys won the series three games to one.

Greys had to come from behind in both games. A four-run rally in the fifth inning of the opener proved to be the difference. Happy Buchanan scattered eight hits and fanned nine to post the pitching win for Brandon while "Smokey" Harris, the Roland ace, took the loss. Hitchens, the Greys' shortstop, led the winners with a single, double and triple and two runs scored. Milligan poked a homer for Roland.

Roland jumped into a 5-0 lead in the second game before Brandon responded with a pair in the second, four in the third and three more in the fourth to secure the victory behind solid relief pitching by Lefty Colwell. Hitchens again powered Brandon with a double and triple and two more runs. Lapointe highlighted Roland's three-run first inning with a round tripper.

Harris (L) and Milligan
Buchanan (W) and Cochlan

Graham, Harris (L) and S. Patterson, Milligan
Mitchell, Colwell (W) (2) and Cowan

A proposed series against a Winnipeg representative never materialized and Brandon became the de facto Manitoba Senior Amateur champions of 1925.