A no-hitter by Saskatoon's Cooney Wood was a highlight of the inter-provincial baseball championship in Edmonton over the September 13-14 weekend. St. Joseph's A.C. of Saskatoon downed the Alberta representatives in three straight games to capture the title. The Saskatchewan entry won the first game 13-1 behind the fine hurling of Pete Therrien. Wood fired his no-hitter in the second game, a 5-1 triumph. He had ten strikeouts. Chuck Syers pitched the final contest, as Saskatoon won, 15-8.
Therrien (W) and Marbin
Wilson (L), Berg, Thompson, Castagner and Smith
Dodge (L) and Smith
Woods (W) and Therrien
Syers (W) and Reeves
Hall (L) and Smith
St. Joe's had won the Saskatchewan title on the Labour Day weekend, downing Regina Shamrocks 10-7 Monday, September 1 in the first game of a twin-bill to take the set in three straight games. Saskatoon had taken both ends of a double-header in Regina on Saturday, 11-4 and 6-1.
Catcher "Curly" Reeves punched out a double and three singles to lead a 16-hit Saskatoon attack in the title clinching contest. Pete Therrien scattered nine hits in taking the pitching win. After Regina had tied the game with a run in the top of the 7th, Saskatoon responded with three in the bottom of the frame for the victory. Shaw had three hits, including a homer for the Shamrocks.
Hoffer, Stirrett (L) (3) and Olson
Therrien (W) and Reeves
Although the series had been decided, the teams played the second game of the double-header Monday and the Shamrocks walked away with a 9-5 win taking the lead in the first inning on Olson's grand slam homer. Hamilton held Saskatoon to seven hits.
Hamilton (W) and Olson
Standen (L), Jones (1) and Reeves
At Regina Saturday, St. Joe's jumped into a 3-0 in the top of the first inning and cruised to the 11-4 triumph. Pete Therrien fired a four-hitter for the win while his teammates pounded out 21 hits.
Therrien (W) Reeves
Stirrett (L) and Sihvon
Cooney Wood held Regina to three-hits as Saskatoon won the second game 6-1. Joe Hofffer allowed just six hits in taking the loss.
Wood (W) and Reeves
Hoffer (L) and Olson