1927 Game Reports     


(May 25)   In an outstanding pitching duel, Regina Balmorals kicked off their 1927 season with a 2-1, 7-inning, victory over Wildrose, North Dakota, in an exhibition match at Park de Young.  Casey Moroschan fired a one-hitter, and knocked in the winning marker, to take the pitching win over Lefty Ryan who allowed just three hits for the visitors.  Wildrose scored in the top of the 1st inning on a pair of errors and Kabeary's single. Regina tied the scored in the bottom of the 1st as catcher Pat McNeally singled to drive in Hans Wagner. Balmorals plated the winner in the 4th as Hap Felsch opened with a double, advanced on a fielder's choice and scored on Moroschan's single.

Ryan (L) and Berg
Moroschan (W) and McNeally

(May 26)   Regina Balmorals won their second straight over Wildrose, North Dakota, 7-1 at Park de Young.  A night after Casey Moroschan held the visitors to one hit, Del Cottingham fired a four-hitter for the home squad. Playing-manager Hap Felsch had two safeties, including a double.  Lefty Knight gave up 8 hits in taking the loss.

Knight (L) and Berg
Cottingham (W) and McNeally

(June 3) Regina's semi-professional baseball nine chalked up another victory at Park de Young Friday as Del Cottingham held the visitors from Lignite, North Dakota to two hits in a 5-0 shutout. Pat McNeally had three hits for the winners and Hap Felsch and Doug Woods each had a pair.

Lefty Ryan (L) and Wienberger
Cottingham (W) and McNeally

(June 4)   Hap Felsch and Casey Moroschan propelled the Regina Balmorals to 5-3 and 11-5 victories over Lignite, North Dakota in Saturday's double-header. Felsch slashed six hits in the two games, including a home run, triple and double and played a spectacular game in the field. Moroschan hurled both games for the winners and contributed two hits in each game. Pat McNeally and Leo Dobbyns each had three safeties in the nightcap as Regina pounded out 16 hits.

Lindberg (L) and Wienberger
Moroschan (W) and McNeally

Lacoste (L) and Wienberger
Moroschan (W) and McNeally

(June 11)   Regina Balmorals broke even in their double-header with the barnstorming House of David. In the opener, Regina rebounded from a 6-1 deficit to edge the visitors 7-6 with a 13-hit attack, five by right fielder Doug Woods. They got the winner in the ninth when Hap Felsch reached when centre fielder Heckman let a high fly get away from him and Leo Dobbyns followed with a single. Bill Rogers settled down after a wobbly start to fire shutout ball for the last five innings.  The visitors wasted no time in building up a big lead in the second game. They smacked seven of their 12 hits in the first inning to take a 6-0 lead. First baseman Falk led the winners with four hits, two of them triples.

Smith (L) and Swanson
Rogers (W) and Mulligan

Wierman (W) and Swanson
Cottingham (L) and Mulligan

(June 21)   In one of the best games seen in Calgary all season, Regina Balmorals shaded the Athletics 4-3. Hap Felsch provided the highlight with a fifth inning home run knocked right out of the ball park. Casey Moroschan was the winning hurler with relief in the ninth by Lefty Ryan as Calgary rallied for two runs. Felsch had three hits for Regina while Dick Richardson replied for Calgary with a trio of safe swats. Ed Killen took the loss.

Moroschan (W), Ryan (9) and Mulligan
Killen (L) and Howard

(June 23)   In a thrilling finish, Regina Balmorals squeezed by the Calgary Hustlers 4-3 in ten innings before a record gathering at Mewata Park diamond.  Hap Felsch tied the game in the ninth with a home run over the left field fence and Balmorals won it in the extra frame as Leo Dobbyns singled in Turen, who had walked. The game featured three homers, as Andy Mulligan of Regina and Braithwaite of Calgary also had circuit blows. Lefty Ryan yielded just five hits and fanned 12 in going the route for the winners.

Ryan (W) and Mulligan
R.MacKenzie (L) and Henderson

(June 25)   Playing at Edmonton, the Regina Balmorals crushed the Selkirks 11-1 in the first game of the twin-bill before the clubs battled to a 3-3, ten inning, draw in the second game as Leroy Goldsworthy of Edmonton was outstanding with a four-hitter and twenty strikeouts. In the opener, a seven-run, second-inning told the tale. Shortstop Leo Dobbyns punched out four hits for the winners and playing-manager Hap Felsch had a pair, including a two-run triple. Casey Moroschan held the Selkirks to six scattered hits and fanned six.

Moroschan (W) and Mulligan
Baldwin (L), Lapp and Goggins

Edmonton had a 3-1 lead after five innings in the nightcap, but Hap Felsch narrowed the margin with a homer for Regina in the sixth. In the eighth, Turen's infield grounder scored Hans Wagner with the tying run on a disputed play. It was argued that Felsch, who was on second, interferred with shortstop Dolighan when he went to make the play. Edmonton out-hit Regina eight to four. Goldsworthy added to his laurels by cracking the lone extra-base hit for the Selkirks, a three-bagger. Lefty Ryan, for Regina, racked up 12 strikeouts. Goldsworthy walked four to go along with his 20 Ks.

Ryan and Mulligan
Goldsworthy and Scott

(June 27)   At Saskatoon, the Bill Dunbar All-Stars broke open a tight ball game with three runs in the sixth inning and wrapped it up with three more in the seventh en route to an 8-3 victory over Regina Balmorals. Trailing 3-2, the All-Stars got three straight hits, including a triple, in the sixth to jump on top. In the seventh, pitcher Archie Edwards singled to centre and Lefty Fairbairn followed with a home run over the right field fence. A double and another single ended the scoring. Edwards fanned 11 in going the route for the win. Each team had ten hits with Edwards leading the All-Stars with three. Catcher Andy Mulligan collected four hits for Regina.

Moroschan (L) and Mulligan
Edwards (W) and Washburn

(June 28)   Regina Balmorals jumped into a 9-0 lead and held off a late charge by Bill Dunbar's All-Stars in Saskatoon to notch a 9-5 victory in the second game of the exhibition series before another capacity crowd. Balmorals rapped 14 hits, three each by first baseman Turen and catcher Andy Mulligan, who had a triple, double and single. Lefty Ryan tossed shutout ball for six innings before weakening in the late frames. He allowed eight hits and racked up ten strikeouts.

Ryan (W) and Mulligan
Whitehill (L), Edwards (6) and Washburn

(June 30)   The touring Armours team from South St. Paul, Minnesota crushed the Regina Balmorals 10-4 Thursday in the first game of a three-game holiday weekend series. One bad inning did in the home squad as Armours ran wild for nine runs in the second inning. The visitors had just one more hit that the Balmorals, 15 to 14, but the home squad made five errors. Schultz, the St. Paul left fielder, and Bernier, the centre fielder, led the winners each with three hits. Hap Felsch and Leo Dobbyns had three apiece for Regina with Felsch's total including a pair of two-baggers.

Boche (W) and Vigerust
Haigh (L) and McNeally

(July 1)   After St. Paul had whipped the Balmorals 8-1 in the first game of the Dominion Day double-header, the Regina squad bounced back to take the nightcap 5-4. Hap Felsch was the local hero connecting for a hit in the ninth inning to send home the winning run in the second game. Casey Moroschan held the visitors to six hits in going the distance for the pitching win besting Bernier who yielded nine hits to the Balmorals.

Moroschan (W) and Mulligan
Bernier (L) and Vigerust

In the afternoon affair, St. Paul scored three in the first inning and coasted to an 8-1 triumph behind the six-hit pitching of Lefty Weinke. Catcher Oettall led a 13-hit attack with a triple and two singles. Weinke added a triple and double and scored twice.

Weinke (W) and Oettall
Ryan (L) and McNeally

(July 6)   Regina Balmorals managed just four hits off Edmonton ace Leroy Goldsworthy, but took advantage of errors and walks to down the Albertans 4-2 Wednesday on a muddy field at Park de Young. A one-handed shoe-string catch by Hap Felsch in centre field was a feature of the opening game of the two game set. Fans gave Felsch a tremendous hand. Felsch led the winners at the plate with a double and single. "Wild" Bill Rodgers gave up eight hits in going the route on the hill for Regina. He fanned just four but did not allowed any free passes. Goldsworthy had five strikeouts and five walks.

Goldsworthy (L) and Goggins
Rodgers (W) and McNeally

(July 7)   In a stellar performance Thursday, Lefty Ryan fired a one-hit shutout as Regina Balmorals edged Edmonton Selkirks 1-0 in a superb contest at Park de Young.  Ryan had a no-hitter for six and two-thirds before Edmonton broke the spell. The left-hander fanned 14 and walked two. Lee, on the hill for Edmonton, yielded just three hits.  The lone run came in the sixth inning when Hap Felsch dropped a double to short left field. stole third and romped home on a sacrifice fly to right by Pat McNeally.

Lee (L) and Goggins
Ryan (W) and McNeally

(July 9)  Amby Moran, the International hockey star, was a big reason why Moose Jaw took both ends of Saturday's double-header with Gravelbourg, 8-1 and 6-2.  In his first appearance with the Moose Jaw All-Stars, Moran went 4-4 with a homer, three singles and four intentional walks. He scored six times and had three steals. George Haigh fashioned a six-hitter in the opener while "Spitball" Charlie Scribner was even better in the second game yielding just two hits

Cook (L) and Kerr, Morrison
Haigh (W) and Mills

Stobie (L) and Morrison, Kerr
Scribner (W) and Mills

(July 13)  Oxbow Tournament - Lignite, North Dakota took top money of $500 Wednesday in the annual Oxbow Tournament defeating Sherwood, North Dakota 2-1 in the final. Swede Risberg was the winning hurler. The upset of the event was the defeat of the Regina Balmorals by Bienfait, Saskatchewan. Lapste held the Balmorals to just three hits as Bienfait took third money. Teams from Bowbells, North Dakota and Carlyle, Saskatchewan were knocked out of the competition in the first round.

(July 18)  As a final workout in preparation for two big money tournaments - in Moose Jaw and Regina -- the Balmorals clipped Ponteix Saturday in action at Park de Young. Hap Felsch delighted the home crowd with a two-run homer in the third, one of the longest ever laced out of the local ball yard. The blast gave Regina a 3-2 lead and they coasted to the win. Bill Rodgers allowed seven hits in going the route for the pitching win.

Maser (L) and Blaney
Rodgers (W) and McNeally

(July 19)   Moose Jaw Tournament   

(July 19)   Gravelbourg came from behind with four runs in the 7th inning and another three in the 9th to put away Mossbank 11-5. Outfielders Hurley and Childs led the attack each with three hits.  Hurley had a triple.  First baseman Bonynge had two hits, one a triple, and scored a pair. Therrien went the distance for the win, giving up 11 hits and compiling 11 strike outs.

Therrien (W) and Kerr
Vandenberg (L), Mapes (7) and Miller

(July 22)  Regina Tournament   

(August 14)  Playing before the largest crowd of baseball fans that Drumheller has drawn in years, the touring Regina Balmorals gained a split in doubleheader action with the Miners, dropping the lid-lifter 9 to 8 in an eleven-inning battle while blanking the hosts 10 to 0 in the finale.

Drumheller outfielder S. Hawkins belted a two-out, three-run homer in the bottom-of-the-eighth panel of the curtain-raiser which tied the contest 8 – 8 and kept the Miners in the game which they eventually captured in the second session of overtime on a bases-loaded single by third sacker Nelson. Hawkins also had a triple and a double to emerge as the batting star of the matinée event.

Moroschan, Ryan (L) (9) and McNeally
Lee (W) and D. McKinley

Regina’s George Clink handcuffed the Miners in the wrap-up clash, allowing only four base-runners over nine innings. He was aided offensively by Balmorals’ playing-manager “Hap” Felsch who smashed a pair of home runs, the first one off loser “Lefty” Brown which the locals described as the longest ever hit in the Drumheller ball park.

Clink (W) and McNeally
Brown (L), Paul (4) and D. McKinley

(August 16)    The Lewis brothers, former stars of the Calgary Hillhurst Hustlers, now with the Regina Balmorals, returned to Calgary Tuesday and put on a show for the fans as the visitors dumped the Calgary All-Stars 6-0. Lincoln "Dodger" Lewis allowed but two hits and fanned 13 in going the route for the Balmorals while leading the winners with three hits, one a three-bagger, and knocking in a pair. Frank Lewis, at third base, went two-for-three, scored one and drove in another. Losing flinger Bill Walker gave up nine hits.

D.Lewis (W) and McNeally
Walker (L) and Henderson

(August 17)   Catcher Pat McNeally laced one into centre field in the eighth inning Wednesday to score  shortstop Ernie Runkle with the winning run as the Regina Balmorals edged Calgary All-Stars 3-2 at Mewata Park. George Clink held Calgary to seven hits in posting the win. Runkle and Casey Moroschan each rapped two hits for Regina with Archie McTeer and Stan Savage each with a pair for Calgary. Stewart Lucas took the loss.

Clink (W) and McNeally
Lucas (L) and Savage

(August 18)  With threatening skies dragging the attendance down at Mewata Park, the invading Regina Balmorals held off a bottom-of-the-ninth inning comeback attempt by the hosting Calgary Hustlers to emerge as 2 to 1 victors in an exhibition skirmish. The Queen City nine accumulated six base knocks to five for the Calgarians. Playing-skipper “Hap” Felsch of the winners led all swatsmiths, stroking a three-bagger and two singles. Winning tosser “Lefty” Ryan chalked up eleven punchouts, three fewer than losing flinger Bill Walker.

Ryan (W) and McNeally
Walker (L) and P. McKenzie

(August 19)  Fielding almost flawlessly and coming through with clutch base hits with ducks on the pond, the barnstorming Regina Balmorals knocked off the Calgary Athletics 6 to 1 at Mewata Park in an exhibition tilt. The Balmorals mustered just five safeties but, two of them, one each by Leo Dobbyns and Casey Moroschan, were home runs. George Clink fanned six in taking the mound verdict over Ed Killen.

Clink (W) and McNeally
Killen (L) and P. McKenzie

(August 20)  Travelling with just ten players, the “Hap” Felsch-led Regina Balmorals fell 5 to 2 to a beefed-up Calgary all-star squad at Mewata Park. Bill Walker, who took over the Calgary pitching chores in the second frame, went the remainder of the scuffle on the hill to grab the victory over Casey Moroschan. The Stampede City nine picked up 11 hits, ten of them singles while the visitors combed the Calgary pitching duo for eight safe knocks. Both Regina runs were scored on solo home runs, one each coming off the lumber of Leo Dobbyns and outfielder Hans Wagner.

Moroschan (L) and McNeally
Clancy, Walker (W) (2)  and P. McKenzie

(August 21)  The Regina Balmorals swept a brace of exhibition games from the Drumheller nine, posting identical 5 to 1 triumphs in both jousts. Regina’s “Lefty” Ryan whiffed eleven in the opener and had a shutout until the final frame.

Ryan (W) and McNeally
Lee (L) and D. McKinley

George Clink copped the evening game mound victory over moundsman Lee of the Miners who went the route in dropping both contests.

Clink (W) and McNeally
Lee (L) and D. McKinley


(September 5) The Champs of Regina won both games from the Saskatoon Elks in the opening doubleheader playoff encounters for the Leader Cup, emblematic of the senior amateur baseball championship of Saskatchewan. The southern representatives won the morning game 9 to 5 and the afternoon session 13 to 8.

In a free-hitting opener, the visitors pounded out 14 hits off loser Alf Bennett. Winning hurler Pete Therrien struck out ten, walked three and scattered ten Saskatoon base blows. He also picked up two hits. Former Elk, Webb Bird, now playing again in Regina, was the big offensive noise in the Champs' win with two singles and three sacrifice bunts which advanced base runners. Roy Forsyth, a transplanted Saskatonian, as well as first baseman Palmer and outfielder Andreen all had a brace of base raps for the winners with one of Forsyth's falling in for three bases. "Pee Wee" Smith led the Elks at the dish with a triple, double and single.

Therrien (W) and Leigh           
Alf Bennett (L) and Reeve

The homesters jumped into a 5 to 0 first-inning lead and increased it to 8 to 1 after the second frame but were unable to build on their momentum in the afternoon event. The Champs again piled up a 14-hit barrage against Saskatoon starter Fred Cuff and losing chucker Alf Bennett. Alvin Fritz tossed a complete-game seven-hitter for the mound victory. Regina first sacker Palmer blasted a home run and a pair of singles for the Champs. Teammates Joe Johnston and Andreen also picked up a trio of raps for the winners with two of Johnston's drives being three-baggers while one of Andreen's followed suit. "Pee Wee" Smith again led the Antlered Herd at the platter with a triple and double.

Fritz (W) and Leigh                  
Cuff, Alf Bennett (6) (L) and Hamilton, Reeve (6)

(September 10)  A twin-bill playoff set-to in Regina saw the invading Saskatoon Elks live to breathe another day as the Violet Sox took the matinée game 12 to 5 and played to a 6 - 6 draw in the finale which was curtailed after seven frames due to darkness.

The visiting Elks scored five times in the top of the first inning and sailed to victory behind the six-hit chucking of southpaw Fred Cuff in the initial game at Park de Young. The Champs, meanwhile, were imploding with nine fielding miscues just to make things easier for their guests. Losing twirler Amadee Bennett was lit up for 12 base blows, three each by Joe McCulloch and outfielder Earl Fuller of the Saskatonians. Stew Leigh was Regina's shining light with the hickory, slamming out a triple, double and single.

Cuff (W) and Hamilton                  
Amadee Bennett (L) and Leigh

Trailing 6 to 4 after 5 1/2 innings of the nightcap, the Champs narrowed the deficit to one run when a passed ball allowed a single tally in the sixth. In the bottom of the seventh and final frame, catcher Stew Leigh of the Hoteliers singled to lead off the inning, stole second, moved to third on an infield out and then crossed the plate with the tying counter when Amadee Bennett singled. The Reginans again threatened to score what would have been the winner as they had the bases loaded with but one retired when the smallest player on the diamond, pint-sized "Pee Wee" Smith of the Elks, in full flight, collared a line-drive hit up the middle by Champs' playing-manager "Heinie" Rogers and stepped on the keystone bag to complete an unassisted double play. This defensive highlight of the playoffs prevented the Capital City gang from capturing the game and ending the series. Leigh, Therrien and Rogers all had two hits for Regina while shortstop Sid Robinson of the Antlered Tribe led all batters, garnering a trio of one-baggers.

Alf Bennett and Hamilton               
Therrien and Leigh            

(September 17)  Once again, the Saskatoon Elks prevail as provincial amateur baseball champions. The Purple Hose nine established its claim to 1927 honours by taking both ends of a double-bill from the Regina Champs, winning the first game 5 to 1 to tie up the title series and then coming back with a 10 to 4 decision in the late session. A brace of Bridge City southpaw chuckers were seldom in danger as they choked off the Capital City attack for the double whammy.                           

Fred Cuff did the portside twirling for the Elks in the afternoon tilt, completely stopping the southerners with a dandy three-hitter to go along with ten strikeouts. Pete Therrien gave up 8 safeties in absorbing the loss. First baseman Pete Campbell had a triple and single for the victors. "Pee Wee" Smith contributed a double and single while Elks' outfielder Fred Goodman chipped in with a pair of singles.

Therrien (L) and Andreen                
Cuff (W) and Hamilton

The Elks were never behind in the finale, jumping out to a 4 to 0 lead in the second inning. Left-hander Frank Bedgood, in his first series' appearance, out-duelled the youthful Regina tosser, Yonge. Joe McCulloch led the Purple Stockings with the stick, drilling four singles. First baseman Palmer was best for the losers at the dish as he lashed out three singles. His Queen City teammate, Pete Therrien, led in the power department, launching a triple and double.

Bedgood (W) and Hamilton             
Yonge (L) and Andreen