1932 Game Reports / BC Interior     

1932 Vancouver, Lower Mainland, Fraser Valley   
1932 BC Interior 
1932 Vancouver Island   

BC INTERIOR

Final standings     W   L   Pct.
Salmon Arm          6   2   .750
Revelstoke          5   3   .625
Vernon              5   3   .625
Kamloops            3   5   .375
Kelowna             1   7   .125

Revelstoke & Vernon played second-place sudden-death tie-breaker to determine playoff opponent for pennant-winning Salmon Arm.

(May 15)   Vernon All-Stars broke open a one-run game with four markers in the 8th inning and went on to top Salmon Arm 10-4 on their home grounds Sunday. Felix Henschke led a 13-hit parade with four safeties in five trips to the plate. Lyle Jestley added three hits and a walk.  Harry Cross, Ray Howard and Larry Antilla each cracked a three-bagger.  George Sparrow went the route with a six-hitter for the pitching win.

Sparrow (W) and Crawford
Bell, Farrow (4), C.Watkins (8) and Gaiten, Jones

(May 15)  Playing at home, Revelstoke blanked Kelowna 6-0.

(May 22)    W.Watkins reached on an error by Chapman at third base and then scored on another miscue by Chapman to score the winning run in the 10th inning as Salmon Arm topped Kamloops 5-4.  Trailing 4-2, the home club had rallied for two runs in the bottom of the ninth to send the game into an extra inning. With two out, McCormick singled down the third base line and came home on safeties by Roberts and Cochrane. Roberts scampered home an infield error. Centre fielder Reid led the winners with four hits. Cliff Watkins scattered nine hits in going the route for the win.

C.Watkins (W) and W.Watkins
Roberts (L) and Kenward, Sparks

(May 22)  Vernon registered its second straight win downing Revelstoke 7-2.

(May 24)  Kamloops should have know it would be a cool day for baseball having run into a blizzard at Falkland on their trip over to Kelowna.  The visitors then proceeded to drop a 6-4 decision in the Victoria Day encounter. A five-run fifth inning for the home club proved to be the difference. Kelowna bunch five hits with walk and an error. Rudy Kitsch provided the big blow for the winners, a four-bagger. Morrow scattered 11 hits, three to Kamloops' left fielder McGinn, in going all the way on the mound for the winners. George Roberts took the loss allowing ten hits.

Roberts (L) and Sparks
Morrow (W) and Cowan

(May 24)  In a split-venue double-header, Vernon racked up a pair of exhibition wins over Salmon Arm, 9 to 5 in the first game at Enderby, then by the same score in the second game at Grindrod. The two victories were the fourth and fifth of the year for Vernon which has yet to suffer defeat. Vernon pounded out 15 hits in the opener, three by Dick Murray, and scored five runs in the sixth inning to put the game on ice. George Sparrow gave up 11 hits but managed to go the full seven innings for the win.

Bell, Farrow and Watkins
Sparrow (W) and Cross

Vernon put on an even bigger offensive show in the second game with 19 hits in downing Salmon Arm 9 to 5. Ray Howard was the big gun for the winners with five hits and three runs.  Howard Urquhart made his first appearance on the mound for Vernon and went the full nine innings yielding ten hits with nine strikeouts.  Jackie Jones was best for the losers with three hits.

Urquhart (W) and McIndoe
Farrow, Bell and Jones, W.Watkins

(May 29)  Combining eight hits with eight opposition errors, Revelstoke maintained its hold on second place in the BC Interior loop with a 7-1 victory over Salmon Arm.  Al Pradolini held the visitors to six hits and set down 12 by strikeouts. He helped at the plate as well with three hits. Cliff Watkins took the loss for Salmon Arm. 

Watkins (L) and Watkins
Pradolini (W) and Beruschi

(June 5)  Kamloops defeated Revelstoke 7-3.

(June 5)  A 1-1 game for seven innings, Vernon exploded for eight in the 8th to walk away with a 9-1 triumph over Kelowna. Six hits and several costly errors produced the winning margin. Howard Urquhart, who relieved starter George Sparrow in the 7th, went three innings for the win.

Morrow (L), Dalton and Cowan
Sparrow, Urquhart (W) (7) and Cross, Crawford

                    W   L   Pct.
Vernon              3   0   1.000
Revelstoke          2   2   .500
Salmon Arm          1   2   .333
Kamloops            1   2   .333
Kelowna             1   2   .333

(June 12)   Salmon Arm put on quite a show for the home fans Sunday coming from behind with four runs in the bottom of the ninth for a tie then scoring the winner in the 10th for a 7-6 triumph over Kelowna. Cliff Watkins dropped a hit into shallow centre field, stole second and came scampering home as Kelowna had trouble with a pop fly to third base. Salmon Arm trailed 6-2 after eight frames. The winners collected 12 hits to 11 for Kelowna.

Morrow, xxx and xxx
xxx and xxx

(June 12)   At Revelstoke Sunday, the home squad duplicated the Salmon Arm pattern coming from behind to tie in the ninth and winning in an extra inning, 3-2. The loss was Vernon's first of the season. Vernon out-hit the winners 8 to 4 but costly errors in the tenth told the tale.  Vernon got on the scoreboard in the fifth as Dick Murray tripled to score Cecil Ward. Revelstoke tied it in the bottom of the frame as Kimberley smacked a three-bagger and came home on an error. Lyle Jestley regained the lead for Vernon in the seventh with a single to plate Howard Urquhart who had smashed a double.  Two hits and some smart base running resulted in the tying run for Revelstoke in the ninth. In the tenth, Beruschi singled, stole second, advanced to third on an error and raced home on a wild pitch with the winning counter. 

Sparrow (L) and Crawford
Pradolini (W) and Beruschi

(June 19)  In a game which produced 23 hits, including seven triples, and ten errors, Revelstoke held off Kamloops to win 10 to 8.  Kamloops out-hit the winners 14 to 9 but a sloppy defense provided Revelstoke with enough for the victory thanks to a five-run inning in the seventh. Sparks of Kamloops was the game's top hitter with a triple, double, two singles and two runs.  C.Henderson, E.Henderson, Pulley, Kimberley and Burridge had the three-baggers for the winners with McCormick getting the other triple for Kamloops. C.Henderson rang up 12 strikeouts in collecting the pitching win while George Roberts fanned 16 in taking the loss.

C.Henderson (W) and Beruschi
Roberts (L) and Kenward

(June 19)   Playing at Kelowna, the home crew sent Vernon to its second defeat downing the league leaders 4-3 in what later was ruled to be an exhibition game. League president E.B. Dill of Enderby ordered the game to be replayed at a later date because Kelowna had not fielded a team of registered players.  Kelowna started in grand style when Rudy Kitsch belted a homer in the first inning. They went up 2-0 in the fourth when Dalton crossed the plate on Morrow's single. Vernon came to the life in the sixth when Ray Howard and Harry Cross each singled and scored on Howard Urquhart's liner to left field.  In the bottom of the sixth, Kelowna bunched four safeties to send Dalton and Fred Kitsch home. Vernon rallied in the ninth and managed one run as Urquhart, already with a double and single, clubbed a three-bagger and scored on Fallow's double.  With a runner at third and two out, Morrow got an infield out to end the game.

Urquhart, Sparrow and Cross
Morrow (W) and Cowan

(June 26)    In a game chock full of errors, all 24 of them, Salmon Arm built up a 12-0 lead and held off a late charge by Kamloops to post a 14-9 victory Sunday at Salmon Arm.  Wes Watkins and George Jones led a 13-hit attack for the winners with catcher Watkins collecting four hits and four runs. Jones added four hits and two counters.  Negrean and McGinn each had three safeties for Kamloops which scored eight times in the last three innings.

Roberts (L), Negrean (5) and Kenward, Sparks
C.Watkins (W) and W.Watkins

(June 26)   In a slugfest at Kelowna, Revelstoke defeated the home squad 12 to 9, Al Pradolini highlighted the win with a three-run homer for the visitors. Kelowna drew heavily on the Rutland team of the Central Okanagan League to fill gaps left by a loss of regulars. 

Pradolini (W) and
Morrow, Dalton (7) and xxx

(July 1)   Kelowna dumped Kamloops 6-2 Friday with L.Dalton, who had three hits, providing the highlight blow, a three-run homer in the fifth inning.  Morrow pitched a steady five-hitter to best Negrean who allowed seven hits in taking the loss.

Morrow (W) and Cowan
Negrean (L) and Kenward

(July 1)   In an exhibition match at Lumby, Vernon won the Lumby Challenge Cup for the second straight year when they crushed Rutland of the Central Okanagan League 18-5 in a five-inning contest. Cecil Ward led a 20-hit attack for the winners with four safeties in five trips to the plate. Elmer Crawford smacked a three-run homer. Fred Kitsch went three-for-three for Rutland. Larry Antilla gave up nine hits in the abbreviated encounter to pick up the win.

Antilla (W) and Crawford
Bach (L) and F.Kitsch

(July 3)  Salmon Arm travelled to Vernon Sunday and, although yielding 16 hits to the home club, came away with an 8 to 4 victory before a large crowd at Polson Park.  Trailing 4-2, Salmon Arm broke loose for four runs in the 8th and two more in the 9th to secure the triumph.  Run-scoring singles by Turner, Berry and C.Watkins and an error helped produce the four, 8th inning counters. Vernon's Howard Urquhart led the hitters with three safeties.

C.Watkins (W) and W.Watkins
Sparrow (L) and Crawford

(July 10)   Playing before a capacity crowd Sunday, Salmon Arm jumped to the top of the league standings with an exiting, 10-inning 5 to 4 victory over Revelstoke.  McCausland's sacrifice fly to left field scored Jack Jones with the winning run.  After Revelstoke had taken the lead with two runs in the top of the ninth, the home club rallied with one in the bottom of the frame to send the game into overtime. Cliff Watkins held the visitors to six hits in out-dueling Al Pradolini for the mound triumph.

Pradolini (L) and xxx
C.Watkins (W) and xxx

(July 10)   Vernon shaded Kamloops 4-3 in ten innings. George Sparrow, who had reached on an error, stole second, advanced to third on a sacrifice and came home on a wild pick-off attempt at third.  Howard Urquhart went all the way yielding eight hits for the win.

Roberts (L) and xxx
Urquhart (W) and Crawford

                    W   L   Pct.
Salmon Arm          5   2   .714
Vernon              4   2   .666
Revelstoke          5   3   .625
Kelowna             2   4   .334
Kamloops            1   6   .143

(July 17)   Last-place Kamloops surprised Vernon Sunday with a convincing 12-2 victory forcing Vernon into a playoff with Revelstoke for second place, behind league-leading Salmon Arm.  Vernon took the lead with a run in the first inning but they didn't score again until the sixth and by that time Kamloops had a 9-1 advantage.  The winners collected just seven hits, to five for Vernon, but booted the ball seven times.  Milton rapped three hits for the winners, McGinn smacked a triple and single, Olson and Coates each had two hits and three runs.  Cecil Ward was tops for Vernon with a double and single. George Roberts fanned nine in going the route for the win.  Two Vernon hurlers combined for 14 strikeouts and five free passes.

Urquhart (L), Sparrow (3), Urquhart (9) and Crawford
Roberts (W) and McGinn

(July 17)  Kelowna forfeited to Salmon Arm.

(July 24)   Playing at a neutral field at Salmon Arm, Revelstoke clobbered Vernon 10-0 Sunday in a sudden-death playoff to decide second place.  Al Pradolini fired a three-hit shutout as the railway boys pounded a pair of Vernon twirlers for 15 hits.  Vernon was in the game, trailing 2-0, until the fifth when Revelstoke combined seven hits and two errors for five runs. 

Pradolini (W) and xxx
Sparrow, Urquhart and xxx

(August 7)   Revelstoke ran up an early 9-0 lead en route to a 14-8 decision over Salmon Arm in the opening game of the Interior league final series at Revelstoke.

(August 14)    Salmon Arm shaded Revelstoke 6-5 Sunday to even the best-of-three final series at a game apiece. The home club took at 2-0 lead in the first inning as two outfield errors and a walk loaded the bases for W.Watkins who, with the help of two more errors, brought home the two counters with a single.  Revelstoke roared back in the fifth inning to score four times.  Maunders, P.Dean and Beruschi had run scoring singles and Al Pradolini, who reached on an error, advanced on Harley Dean's double and came home on an error. In the sixth, the pennant winners had a four-run outburst of their own to take the lead for good. Bercey knocked in Sladen with a double and Jack Jones produced two more runs with another two-bagger. W.Watkins drove in the final run with a single.  Revelstoke came close with a run in the 8th as Harley Dean tripled to plate Pradolini. In the fourth inning, Cliff Watkins set down Revelstoke on three pitches as Beruschi, C.Henderson and Pulley all grounded out on first pitches.

Lonzo (L), Pradolini (6) and xxx
C.Watkins (W) and xxx

(August 14)   In a thrilling 10-inning exhibition contest at East End Park, Kamloops topped Merritt 7-6. After falling behind 5-2, Merritt scored singletons in the 6th, 7th, 8th and 9th to take the lead but Kamloops rallied with a run in the bottom of the ninth for a 6-6 tie. Milton plated the winning run when he singled, stole second and came home on singles by McGinn and McCormick.  Cochrane and Henderson each had three hits for the winners with Cassidy and Cartwright responding in kind for Merritt. Shortstop Red McStay rapped a homer for the visitors.

Ransome (L) and Neilson
Roberts, Sparks (W) (10) and Sparks, McGinn

(August 21)   With an 8 to 3 victory Sunday before a capacity crowd at Salmon Arm, Revelstoke captured the Interior Baseball championship downing Salmon Arm in the third and deciding game of the final series. With a 16-hit attack, Revelstoke took an 8-0 lead before Salmon Arm finally got on the scoreboard in the ninth inning with three runs thanks to three Revelstoke errors The initial score came in the second inning with Maunders knocking in Henderson with a single.  Revelstoke added three in the fourth, a pair on Maunders' triple and one as C.Henderson hit a double to bring in Maunders. Two more in the sixth and a pair in the eighth put the game on ice. Al Pradolini fired a three-hitter for the win. Salmon Arm lost a key player during the game when Jackie Jones fractured his wrist in the second inning making a play at second base.

xxx and xxx
Pradolini (W) and xxx

(August 31)   Kamloops scored a pair in the first inning and coasted to an 8 to 4 exhibition victory over Salmon Arm Wednesday.  George Roberts twirled a five-hitter and cracked a homer for the winners. Sparks, Olson and McGinn clouted three-baggers for Kamloops.

C.Watkins, Farrow (L) (5), McKenzie (7) and Bercey Watkins
Roberts (W) and Sparks

(September 5)   In a Labour Day exhibition at Revelstoke, Kamloops went down to a 7-2 defeat as Al Pradolini held the visitors to three hits and Harley Dean led the attack with three safeties.

Roberts (L) and Kenward
Pradolini (W) and Beruschi


CENTRAL OKANAGAN LEAGUE

(May 12)   With four runs in the bottom of the fifth and final inning, Rutland came from behind to top the Kelowna Ramblers 7-6. The game was cut short due to a late starting time. In their big inning, Rutland got a homer by Fred Kitsch and a triple by Rudy Kitsch, his third three-bagger of the game.

Morrow (L) and Parkinson
Thornton (W) and F.Kitsch

(May 12)   Kelowna Hornets erased a 3-0 deficit with five runs in the third inning and went on to a 6-4 win over Oyama.  After errors resulted in base runners for the Hornets in the third, Barber smacked a double, T.Hardy had a single and Johnston clouted a triple.  Taft held Oyama to five hits in registering the pitching win.

Pattullo (L) and Crawford
Taft (W) and Neid

(May 16)   Pattullo allowed just one run Monday and Oyama trounced Kelowna Ramblers 7-1 at the Kelowna Park. Oyama scored three in the fourth and four in the fifth for the triumph. Morrow, showing signs of a tiring trip to Revelstoke the previous day, took the loss.

Pattullo (W) and xxx
Morrow (L) and xxx

(May 16)   In a game cut show because of a late start and cloudy weather, Rutland whipped Winfield 10-5.

Thornton (W) and xxx
Simpson, Brinkman and xxx

(May 19)   Kelowna Ramblers vs Kelowna Hornets, Oyama vs Winfield postponed because of rain.

(May 23)   Playing at home Rutland crushed the Kelowna Hornets 13-4. The visitors employed a new recruit to start on the mound but T. Hardy received a rude reception as Rutland sluggers pounded him for eight hits which included a homer by Leo Graf, a triple by Rudy Kitsch and a two-bagger by winning pitcher Howard Thornton.  After the Hornets opened with two runs in the top of the first, Rutland responded with four in their half of the first and seven more in the second. The contest was limited to five innings.

T.Hardy (L), xxx and Neid
Thornton (W) and F.Kitsch

(May 23)   Monday night Kelowna Ramblers trounced Winfield 15 to 2.

Simpson, Williamson and McCarthy
Morrow (W) and Cowan

(May 26)   Winfield surprised the Kelowna Hornets Thursday walking away with a 7-5 victory.

Simpson (W) and Williamson
Boklage (L) and Neid

(May 26)   Rutland scored in the bottom of the seventh and last inning to edge Oyama in a well-pitched game, 3-2. for their fourth straight victory. Fred Kitsch reached with a single and Rudy Kitsch brought him home on a hard grounder which went through the legs of the centre fielder for a double. McLeod got Rutland's first tally in the fifth with a homer. Howard Thornton, with a three-hitter, bested Pattullo in the mound duel. Thornton fanned eight. Pattullo, who gave up just four hits, struck out seven.

Pattullo (L) and Crawford
Thornton (W) and F.Kitsch

Rutland    4 - 0
Oyama      1 - 2  2.5
Ramblers   1 - 2  2.5
Winfield   1 - 2  2.5
Hornets    1 - 2  2.5

(May 30)   Kelowna Ramblers fell behind 1-0 after Rutland scored in the top of the first inning but Kelowna stormed back with 11 unanswered runs to clobber Rutland 11-1 Monday for Rutland's first loss of the season. Morrow allowed just three hits in the five inning encounter with the lone run against him coming on a passed ball.  Duggan cracked a homer for the winners and Morrow and Lewis had three-baggers among the nine hits for the Ramblers.

Thornton (L) and F.Kitsch
Morrow (W) and Cowan

(May 30)  Kelowna Hornets at Oyama, postponed, rain.

(June 3)  Kelowna defaulted to Oyama.

(June 3)  Rutland defeated Winfield 11 to 7.

Rutland    5 - 1
Oyama      2 - 2  2.0
Ramblers   2 - 2  2.0
Winfield   1 - 3  3.0
Hornets    1 - 3  3.0

(June 6)   The Kelowna teams faced off in the Central Okanagan League Monday at Athletic Park and the Hornets posted a 3-1 behind the steady hurling of Taft.  Ramblers took the lead with a run in the second inning but the Hornets responded with their three runs in the third.

Taft (W) and Neid
Morrow (L) and Cowan

(June 6)  Oyama defeated Winfield.

(June 9)  Rutland strengthened its hold on first place Thursday with a 10-7 win over Kelowna Hornets as McLeod and Thornton clouted homers for the winners. Howard Thornton fanned 11 in the six inning game.

Thornton (W) and F. Kitsch
Taft (L) and Neid

(June 9)  Winfield downed the Kelowna Ramblers 6 to 1 behind the hurling of Williamson.

Morrow (L) and xxx
Williamson (W) and xxx

(June 13)   Rutland clinched the league pennant and the Spalding Cup Monday downing Oyama 4-0 behind the shutout pitching of Howard Thornton

Pattullo (L) and J.Pothecary
Thornton (W) and F.Kitsch

(June 13)  Winfield blanked the Kelowna Hornets 3-0.

(June 16)  Playing at home Thursday, Oyama defeated Winfield 3-1 to clinch second place in the standings.

Williamson (L) and xxx
Pattullo (W) and xxx

(June 18)  The league executive announced the dates for the playoffs and announced the Kelowna Ramblers had defaulted their remaining two games to Oyama and the Hornets. The Hornets and Winfield, tied for third place, will break the tie in a playoff at Rutland on Monday. The winner will meet Oyama on Thursday in a sudden-death game to determine the opposition for Rutland in the league final.  The final standings :

Rutland    7 - 1
Oyama      5 - 3  2.0
Winfield   3 - 5  4.0
Hornets    3 - 5  4.0

Ramblers   2 - 6  5.0

(June 27)   Rutland took the opening game of the Central Okanagan final series Monday downing Oyama 3 to 2 as Rudy Kitsch knocked in all three runs with a homer in the fifth inning. Oyama's runs came in the same inning when Allingham and Wynne scooted home on a double by Young. Howard Thornton was the winning hurler but had to leave the game when injured while sliding into third base in the sixth inning. Wynne fanned 12 in the six inning game in taking the loss.

Wynne (L) and Crawford
Thornton, Bach and F.Kitsch

(June 30)  Rutland and Oyama battled to a 3-3 draw in a game shortened to four innings on account of darkness. The Rutland squad were late in arriving. 

Bach and xxx
Wynne, Pattullo (3) and xxx

(July 4) Playing at Winfield, Crawford's bases-loaded triple in the fourth inning powered Oyama to a 10-8 victory over Rutland to even their best of five final series at a game apiece.

Thornton (L) and F.Kitsch
Wynne (W) and Crawford

(July 7)   Oyama and Rutland fought to an 8-8 draw Thursday in a game called at the end of the sixth because of darkness. Fred Kitsch of Rutland had the game's longest blow a run-scoring triple in the third. Wynne started for Oyama giving way to Stafford who finished the game. It was a good showing for Stafford in his first mound work since June 3rd and since he had driven all the way from Bear Creek after a heavy day hauling logs and arrived just in time to go into the box in the second inning without time to change into uniform. He fanned five in the four innings he worked.

Bach, Stafford (2) and xxx
Wynne, Pattullo (5) and xxx  

(July 14)   Rutland captured the Central Okanagan League championship and the Morrison Cup Thursday edging Oyama 3-2 at Winfield to with the series with two wins and two ties in five games. Oyama took a 2-1 lead with a pair in the first inning. Fred Kitsch won it for Rutland with a two-run double in the third inning.  Andy Kitsch scored the first Rutland marker in the top of the first when brother Rudy followed with a double. Oyama got its pair with Bowsher and Allingham driving in the runs with singles. Stafford bested Wynne in the pitching matchup.  Wynne fanned nine and Stafford set down eight by strikeouts.

Stafford (W) and xxx
Wynne (L) and xxx


SOUTH OKANAGAN INTERNATIONAL LEAGUE

The South Okanagan International Baseball League was resurrected in 1932, five years after disbanding.

Previous league champions were:
1925 – Summerland
1926 – Oroville WA
1927 – Kelowna

Teams in the 1932 South Okanagan International Baseball League
Oliver
Oroville WA
Penticton
Summerland

(April 24)   A large contingent of fans journeyed from Oliver to Oroville to lend support as Oliver took on the Americans in an exhibition contest Sunday afternoon. Oliver came away with a 10-8 victory. The gate money and collection was divided between the teams with each receiving $5.30.

(May 1)   In a remarkable start to the season Les Gould fired a one-hit shutout and rang up 17 strikeouts as Summerland opened the league schedule with a 3-0 triumph over Penticton. Simms spoiled Gould's no-hit bid with a single in the seventh inning. Alymer Cousins allowed just five hits and fanned 12 in going the distance for Penticton. Summerland got the only run it needed in the first inning as Bill Gartrell doubled to right field to score Gaspardone who had walked. They added a pair in the 8th as Laidlaw singled to drive in Snow and Gould.

Cousins (L) and Kincaid
Gould (W) and Johnston

(May 1)  Playing at Oroville, Oliver downed the home club 4-1 with Brown's two-run homer in the fifth the key blow. McLain went the distance for the win.

McLain (W) and McNeill
Ramsay, Kernan and LeMay

(May 8)   In one of the sloppiest exhibitions of fielding in a long time, Penticton and Oroville combined to make 19 errors Sunday as the Americans notched a 9-7 victory at the Recreation Grounds. Penticton booted the ball 11 times and Oroville eight. A four-run sixth inning on a single, five errors and a passed ball, proved to be the difference for Oroville. Doc Baines and Ike Ramsay each had two hits for the winners while Alymer Cousins led Penticton with three.  Cousins relieved in the first inning after Locki had given up a triple and double and two runs.

Ramsay, Kernan and Fritz
Locki, Cousins (1) and Simpson, Kincaid

(May 8)   Summerland rallied for three runs in the ninth inning Sunday to edge Oliver 4-3 in a hard fought contest. Les Gould went all the way for the pitching win.

Gould (W) and xxx
McLain (L) and McNeil

(May 15)   Oroville handed Summerland its first defeat of the season Sunday downing the Canadian squad 9-2. Both hurlers fanned 13 batters.

xxx and xxx
xxx and xxx

(May 15)  Penticton broke a 5-5 tie with four runs in the 10th inning to beat Oliver 9-5.  Two errors and a passed ball got runners to second and third before Alymer Cousins knocked in both with a long single for the winning run. They added two more on another one-bagger and an infield out. Alymer Cousins led the attack with three hits and two runs. Simpson also had three safeties. Bob Phinney scored three times.

Cousins, Broderick  (W) (7) and Kincaid
McLain (L) and McNeill

(May 22)   After taking the lead with two runs in the opening frame Penticton fell behind as Oliver rallied with four runs in the sixth inning. But the visitors punched in three runs in the seventh and another three in the eighth to notch an 8 to 5 triumph Sunday at Oliver. Clair Baker led the winners with four hits and a pair of runs. Chuck Blacklock added a double and two singles and Alymer Cousins slugged a brace of two-baggers. Earl Collen was prominent for Oliver with four hits, one a double, two runs and two stolen bases.

Broderick, Cousins (W) (6) and Baker, Kincaid
McLain (L) and McNeill

(May 22)  Oroville scored three runs in the ninth inning to come from behind to top Summerland 8 to 7.as the Canadian squad booted the ball seven times, three each by Logie at third and Thompson at shortstop. The visitors had just six hits, three by Jim Kernan who also scored three times.

xxx, Baines, Kernan and Fritz
Gould (L) and Gartrell

(May 24)  Oliver Empire Day Tournament 

Blanked for seven innings, Oroville plated two in the 8th and another two in the ninth to shade Penticton 4 to 2 to win top money at the Oliver Empire Day Tournament.  In the 8th, Jim Kernan's drive down the first base line drove in Doc Baines, who had walked, to tie the game at 1-1.  Singles by Ike Ramsay and Andy LeMay brought Kernan home with Oroville's second run. In the ninth Sanborn singled in Troutman and scored himself on an outfield error. Penticton came back with one in the bottom of the ninth with Chuck Blacklock driving in Bob Phinney but it was not enough. Kernan fired a three-hitter for the pitching win while Alymer Cousins yielded five hits and fanned 11 to take the loss.

Kernan (W) and LeMay
Cousins (L) and Baker

Oroville had reached the final with a 2-1 win over Oliver as Jim Kernan pitched a five-hitter to best McLain who yielded just four hits in a losing cause. Oroville got on the scoreboard in the second inning when Ike Ramsay reached on an error and came home on Andy LeMay's single. Oliver knotted the count in the third when Rossiter singled, advanced on another one-bagger and scored on an error. The winning run came in the sixth inning when Doc Baines singled, stole second and came around to score on an another error.

McLain (L) and McNeill
Kernan (W) and LeMay

Penticton had crushed Summerland 13-0 combining a 10-hit attack with eight Summerland errors. Alymer Cousins, who pitched a three-hit shutout and fanned 13 in the seven inning contest, also led the hitters with three safeties and three runs. George Broderick smacked the only homer.

Cousins (W) and Baker
Ritchie (L) , Gould (3), Gaspardone (7) and Johnson

(May 29)  Summerland rallied with four runs in the ninth inning to come from behind to top Oliver 9-8.  A one-out double by Bill Gartrell and a triple by winning pitcher Les Gould were highlights of the late uprising.

McLain (L) nd McNeill
Gould (W) and Gartrell

(May 29)   Penticton went on the offensive Sunday at Oroville pounding out 18 hits to clobber the home squad 15 to 1.  After a scoreless first inning, Penticton scored five in the second and cruised to the victory. George Broderick led the attack with four hits and three runs. Alymer Cousins, Graham Kincaid and Gordon Cramer each had three safeties. Kincaid scored four times. Cousins surrendered just seven hits while fanning 10 and issuing one free pass.  The result created a three-way tie for first place in the four team league.

Cousins (W) and Baker
Baines, Ramsay, Kernan, Aaron and Fritz

Penticton    3 - 2
Summerland   3 - 2
Oroville     3 - 2
Oliver       1 - 4

(June 3)   Summerland Experimental Station Tournament 

In a thrilling finish to the Summerland Tournament, Penticton, winners of the May 24th Oliver tourney, nudged by Oliver 6 to 5 in 11 innings to take top prize. Clair Baker's mighty clout to centre field scored Graham Kincaid, who had singled, with the winning marker. Trailing 5-1, Penticton got back into the game in the 8th combining one hit, a hit batsman, a walk, two stolen bases and three errors for three runs. They tied it in the bottom of the ninth as Baker singled, stole second and scooted home on Gordon Cramer's pinch-hit wallop down the third base line. In eight relief innings, Alymer Cousins gave up seven hits and one tally while fanning six to pick up the win. McLain allowed just nine hits in going the distance for Oliver but was hurt by five Oliver errors. He walked two and fanned 11.

Armstrong, Cousins (W) (4) and Baker
McLain (L) and Lawrence

In opening round games, Penticton walloped Oroville 12 to 5. Alymer Cousins was the winner with a three-hitter backed by a three-hit day from left fielder Casey Phipps. Andy LeMay, who had two of the three hits for the losers, clouted a three-run double for the Americans.

Cousins and Baker
Gjerde (L), Baines and LeMay

Oliver's McLain pitched shutout ball in a 6-0 victory over Summerland. Les Gould yielded just seven hits in taking the loss.

McLain (W) and Lawrence
Gould (L) and Gartrell

(June 5)  Down 2-0 after six innings, Summerland erupted for six runs in the seventh frame and added singletons in the 8th and 9th to trim Penticton 8-2. The winners managed just seven hits but capitalized on ten Penticton errors. Bill Gartrell had a run-scoring triple and Logie knocked in a run with a single but they were the only hits of the big inning as five errors made it easy for Summerland. Les Gould fashioned an eight-hitter for the win.

Gould (W) and Gartrell
Cousins (L) and Baker

(June 5)  Oroville walloped Oliver 11-1 as every batter in the winners' lineup had at least one hit. Left fielder Fritz led the way with three safeties and Gjerde smashed a round tripper.  Jim Kernan held Oliver to nine hits in collecting the win.

Kernan (W) and LeMay
McLain (L) and McNeill

(June 12)   Playing at Oliver Sunday, Summerland ran up an 8 to 1 lead and fended off a late Oroville rally to win 8 to 5 and take the first half pennant in the South Okanagan International League and will play the second half champs for the league title and the Spalding Cup. 

Gould (L) and Gartrell
Kernan (W) and Fritz

(June 12)  In an exhibition contest, Penticton rapped 18 hits in downing Princeton 12 to 8. Winning hurler Alymer Cousins led the assault knocking in five runs with a homer, triple and double and also scored three times. George Meldrum had three hits and three scores and Fred Husband scored twice and collected three safeties. Kelly and Pesuit each had three hits for Princeton.

Prentiss, Lees (3), S.Broderick (6) and Baker
Madore, Lindsay (8) and Stocker

(June 19)   Oliver kicked off the second half of the schedule by trouncing the first-half winners, Summerland, 18 to 4. Oliver scored four times in the first inning and never looked back. McLain hurled splendid ball for the winners pitching a shutout through seven innings.

McLain (W) and Lawrence
Gould, H.Vanderburgh and Gartrell

(June 19)   Trailing 8 to 4, Oroville scored four times in the seventh on four singles and an error to tie and then chased home a pair of runs in the 11th to defeat Penticton 10 to 8.  Ike Ramsay's long drive to centre field scored Andy LeMay and Doc Baines with the decisive markers. LeMay had earlier belted a homer for Oroville. Penticton loaded the bases in the bottom of the 11th but  winning pitcher Jim Kernan got an infield grounder to end the game. Baines and Ramsay each had three hits for the winners.

Cousins, S.Broderick and Baker
Kernan (W) and LeMay

(June 23)  The Penticton Herald ran a story on first half statistics for the local club. Alymer Cousins was the top hitter with a .392 average in 11 games, 51 at bats.  His 20 hits included six doubles, two triples and a homer.

(June 26)   Les Gould racked up 16 strikeouts Sunday in pitching a seven-hitter for Summerland in a 6-5 win over Oroville. Jim Kernan gave up 11 hits and whiffed ten in a losing cause.

Gould (W) and Gartrell
Kernan (L) and LeMay

(June 26)  Oliver's veteran hurler McLain blanked Penticton 6-0 with a seven-hit performance Sunday. Penticton had the bases loaded in the first and sixth innings but couldn't score.

S.Broderick (L), Cousins and Baker
McLain (W) and Lawrence

(July 3)  McLain of Oliver hurled the gem of the season Sunday tossing a no-hit no-run game as Oliver topped Penticton 2-0 in one of the best hurling duels in many years. Lefty Hammond surrendered just four hits in taking the loss. McLain struck out six and walked three. Hammond had 8 strikeouts and no free passes. Oliver got its first run in the fourth when Norton reached with a scratch single and came all the way home when shortstop Fred Husband misjudged a twisting ball and let it go through his legs. The second run came in the final frame when Rainey cracked a double, advanced on a fielder's choice and scored on a squeeze play.

McLain (W) and Lawrence
Hammond (L) and Baker

(July 3)  A three-run rally in the 8th inning powered Summerland to a 7-5 victory over Oroville.  Trailing 5-4, Dr. Vanderburgh led off the frame with a double and scored the tying run as Thompson reached safely. Daniel, who had three hits on the day and scored three times, slugged a two-bagger to bring in Thompson with the winning counter. Billy Gartrell singled to produce an insurance run.  Oroville had taken a 5-4 advantage with three runs in the seventh frame, Jim Kernan driving in a pair with a single and Ike Ramsay bringing home another with a double.

Kernan (L) and xxx
Gould (W) and Gartrell

(July 4)   Oliver Tournament 

In a thrilling finish to the Fourth of July Tournament at Oliver, Omak scored in the bottom of the ninth to capture top money with a 1-0 victory over Penticton in the final.  Southpaw Spurgeon kept Penticton off the scoreboard in a dandy pitchers' duel against McLain hurling for Penticton.

McLain (L) and Lawrence
Spurgeon (W) and xxx

Penticton had reached the championship game by downing Oliver 9-6.

Hammond, S.Broderick (4) and xxx
McLain (L) and Lawrence

Omak had no trouble in eliminating Brewster by  12-3 count. Penticton's Sherman Broderick, with last out help from Lefty Hammond, blanked Summerland 1-0. 

(July 10)   Oliver claimed its fourth straight second-half victory Sunday with a 7-3 decision over Summerland in a sloppily played game at the Athletic Grounds. McLain, who whiffed 11, was the winning pitcher. Les Gould took the loss.

Gould (L) and xxx
McLain (W) and xxx

(July 10)   Penticton had an easy time Sunday scoring five times in the opening frame and cruising to an 11-2 triumph over error-prone Oroville. The Americans made 11 errors.  Beatty provided the highlight of the first inning explosion with a bases-loaded double.  Beatty and Bob Phinney each produced two hits and two runs for the winners.

Hammond (W) and Beatty
Baines (L), Kernan (6) and LeMay

(July 17)    it was another yawner for Penticton Sunday as the home club scored four in the first and another two in the second en route to a 12-1 trouncing of Summerland.  Lefty Hammond yielded just three hits and whiffed 12 in taking the pitching triumph. He was a force at the plate as well knocking out four hits in four trips and scoring three times. A prolonged argument over an umpire's call in the fourth inning led to Umpire Etter's departure. He simply turned over the balls and strikes indicator to a player and walked off the field. Jim Ritchie replaced him.

Gould (L), H.Vanderburgh (8) and Gartrell
Hammond (W) and Kincaid

(July 17)   Oroville downed Oliver 7-5.

Kernan (W) and xxx
McLain (L) and xxx

(July 24)   Lefty Hammond twirled a one-hitter Sunday as Penticton swamped Summerland 12-0. In its last three games Penticton has scored a total of 35 runs while allowing just three. Hammond fanned 12 and allowed no free passes. A scratch single by Bill Gartrell was the lone blemish on Hammond's record. Meanwhile catcher Graham Kincaid pounded out four hits to lead a 14-hit attack for Penticton.

Hammond (W) and xxx
Gould (L), H.Vanderburgh (4) and xxx

(July 24)  In a game filled with delays and arguments Oroville topped Oliver 10-9.

McLain, Rossiter (6), McLain (8) and Grigware
Kernan, Lamb (5) and xxx

(July 31)   Oliver finished strong, scoring three in the seventh and one in the 8th, to down Penticton 8-5. Each team had ten hits with Rainey lead the winners with three. Graham Kincaid topped Penticton with two doubles and a single. McLain went the distance for the win.

S.Broderick (L) and Kincaid
McLain (W) and Lawrence

(August 7)   In an sudden death playoff for the league championship, Summerland, the first half champions, faced Oliver, the winners of the second half. It was no contest as Oliver won 11-1 to claim the title and the Johnston-Spalding Trophy.  McLain fired a two-hitter for the win.

With Oliver's lead at just 3-1, a bunting spree in the seventh inning produced seven runs to put the game on ice.  With the bases loaded on two singles and an error and one out, Lawrence laid down a bunt but pitcher Les Gould slipped and a run came home. McLain's grounder to short was fumbled and Oliver went ahead 5-1. Simpson bunted and a run scored before a play could be made. Grigware bunted and he reached safely while another run crossed the plate. Rainey also put one down to plate a run. When Bruce Collen also bunted, Penticton managed to get the runner at home for the second out. Rossiter drove one to third but Daniel, who merely had to touch third for the out, threw wildly to first and another two runs came scampering home. When the inning was over Oliver had an 10-1 advantage. They added another run in the ninth. One of the largest crowds ever to witness a Sunday game in Penticton was stretched around the diamond. The bleachers were full, the cars went almost into deep centre field. It was estimated there were more than a thousand people at the contest.

McLain (W) and Lawrence
Gould (L)  and Johnston

(August 12)   Penticton scored all their runs in the sixth inning in downing Trail 5-2 in an exhibition game at Penticton.  After loading the sacks on two singles and a fielder's choice, Graham Kincaid drove in a run with a single. An error on Lefty Hammond's grounder scored another marker and Chuck Blacklock's double plated a pair. The fifth run came home on a passed ball. Hammond was the winning pitcher with a six-hitter. Christie, for Trail, allowed just five hits in taking the loss.

Christie (L) and Decembrini
Hammond (W) and Kincaid

(August 14)  Trail rebounded in Sunday's game to win 5-3 scoring three times in the ninth to come from behind for the victory. Going into the ninth, Penticton carried a 3-2 lead but winning pitcher Louis Demore started a Trail rally with a long double to left. Jimmy Morris knocked him home with the tying run with another two-bagger. The winning run scored on a wild throw to first and Lauriente added an insurance run with a single. Demore held Penticton to eight hits, three by Beatty while Trail collected nine off Lefty Hammond.

Demore (W) and Decembrini
Hammond (L) and Kincaid

(August 28)   In a controversial exhibition tilt at Kelowna the home crew overcame a 10-5 deficit in the bottom of the eighth and final inning with a six-run uprising to shade Penticton 11-10. Penticton, which arrived in Kelowna ready for a 3:30 start found the contest delayed nearly 90 minutes due to a slow cricket encounter. Numerous delays during the game occured due to lost balls as the Kelowna grounds offer no protection and foul balls invariably were lost over the fence. Penticton had to donate a ball or two before the game finished.

By the end of the seventh, Penticton was leading 10-5, dusk had settled in and there was a question whether the contest should have been called. As the game progressed in the eighth, fielders had increasing difficulty seeing the ball.  Kelowna scored six runs and shortly after the winning run crossed the plate, Larry Dalton the Orchard City manager approached the umpire and called the game. Kelowna combined six hits, a fielder's choice, a stolen base and an error in the big inning. Chubby Taft and Lewis each knocked in two runs in the rally. The winner came home as Lefty Hammond tried to throw out Johnston who was trying to steal second. The ball hit the runner on the shoulder and bounded into right field as Johnston romped home.

Hammond (L) and Beatty
Taft (W) and Neid

(September 5)  Penticton Labour Day Tournament 

Lefty Hammond had a no-hitter into the seventh inning, finishing with a three-hit effort, leading Penticton to victory in the Penticton Labour Day Tournament edging Oliver 2-0 in the final after blanking Summerland 8-0 in the opening round.

Penticton took the lead in the first inning as Alymer Cousins singled, stole second and came home on Roland Reid's single. Neither team threatened until the eighth when Oliver loaded the bases with two down but could not score. In the ninth, Chuck Blacklock, who singled and advanced to third on a play at the plate came scampering home when Bob Phinney's infield grounder was bobbled at shortstop.  Blacklock and Wendell Moore each had two hits for the winners.

Hammond (W) and Kincaid
Armstrong (L) and Lawrence

Earlier, Sherman Broderick had three-hitter as Penticton shutout Summerland 8-0 in their seven inning opening game. The winners had just six hits off Les Gould but capitalized on seven Summerland errors.

S.Broderick (W) and Beatty
Gould (L) and Johnston

Oliver scored twice in the first inning and held on to shade Midway 2-1 in a seven-inning contest. Strong pitching dominated the game as Anderson fired a three-hitter with 12 strikeouts for the win. He walked just one. Oliver collected just four hits off O'Keefe and Evelith hurling for Midway.

O'Keefe (L), Evelith and E.M.Stout
Anderson (W) and Lawrence


KOOTENAY BASEBALL LEAGUE

(May 1)  The Grand Forks baseball team, behind the stellar hurling of George Savage, opened the season by defeating Marcus WA 3 to 2 in an exhibition game played in the American town.

Savage (W) and xxx
Farnsworth (L) and xxx

(May 15)  Grand Forks pummelled Marcus WA 12 to 4 in a pre-Kootenay League exhibition match.
        
Farnsworth (L), Mitchell (7) and xxx
O. O’Keefe (W) and xxx

(May 22)  Helped by six Trail errors, Nelson won the opening game of the Kootenay Baseball League 12-4 on a cold, wet Sunday at Trail. Trail out-hit the winners 12 to 9, but poor work in the field made the difference. Tommy Harrison had the game's big blow, a two-run homer in the fourth inning. 

Kraft (W) and Richardson
Demore (L), Ross (8) and McTeer

(May 22)   Grand Forks marked its entry into the Kootenay loop with a 3-2 win over Rossland.  Orky O'Keefe went the route on the hill for Grand Forks allowing seven hits while recording 11 strikeouts. Bailey knocked in the winner in the seventh frame when he singled with the bases loaded to score Walter Ronald and Cooper. The visitors rallied in the ninth with one run, on a two-out triple by Destefano but fell just short.

Ackerman, Hanson and Johnson
O'Keefe (W) and Ronald

(May 24)   Grand Forks Victoria Day Tournament  Colville, Washington, took top money at the annual May 24th celebrations defeating Grand Forks 11-6 in their first game and Trail, 1-0, in the final.  Chewelah failed to show and Trail was given a bye.  Colville came from behind to win against Grand Forks capitalizing on errors by the Canadian team.

Adams, Saunders, Smith and xxx
xxx, Ronald and xxx

A pitcher's duel highlighted the final with Saunders, pitching his second game of the day, up against Christenson for Trail. The game was scoreless through eight innings until Colville got a run on two hits and an infield out in the top of the ninth. Trail loaded the bases in the bottom of the ninth but were unable to score.

Saunders (W) and Smith
Christenson (L) and McTeer

(May 29)   With ideal weather, one of Nelson's largest crowds in years turned out Sunday at the Recreation Grounds as the home squad came from behind to whip Grand Forks 14 to 7 behind an 18-hit attack. Nelson rang up eight runs in the last three innings to record the triumph. Henry Bey, Hugh Horswill and Gordon Richardson each had three hits and three runs for the winners. Tony Arcure added three hits and single score for Nelson while Nick Cooper contributed three hits and three runs for Grand Forks. His brother, playing-manager Harry Cooper, smacked a bases-empty round-tripper for the losing nine in the third frame.

O'Keefe (L) and Ronald
Allison (W) and Richardson

(May 29)   Trail used a 17-hit offensive to clobber Rossland 13-1 Sunday before a home crowd. Louis Demore allowed just three hits in his six innings of work to pick up the win.

Ackerman (L), S.Johnson (3), Destefano (7) and xxx
Demore (W), Ross (7) and xxx

(June 5)  Trail played errorless ball to down Grand Forks 7-2 behind the fine hurling of Louis (The Rube) Demore who fanned 15 and pitched out of a bases-loaded, none-out, situation in the seventh inning. Shortstop Jimmie Mitchell slammed a homer and two doubles for the winners. Outfielder George Savage was the star hitter for the Forks, garnering four hits including a triple and two-bagger.

Demore (W) and McTeer
O'Keefe (L) and Ronald

(June 5)   Playing at Rossland, Nelson humiliated the home squad Sunday running up a 26-2 score.

xxx, xxx, xxx, xxx, xxx and xxx
J.Couture, Thompson and xxx

Nelson       3 - 0
Trail        2 - 1
Grand Forks  1 - 2
Rossland     0 - 3

(June 7)  In an exhibition game Tuesday, the Grand Forks Seniors and the newly organized Beavers, played to a draw.

O'Keefe, Bailey and xxx
Jim Miller and xxx

(June 12)   Nelson built up an 8-2 lead then held off a later charge by Rossland to notch an 8-6 win Sunday at Nelson. The home club nearly pulled off a strange triple play.  In the 8th inning, Rossland began to rally as Destefano reached on an infield single and Johnson moved him over with a single to left. With none out, Campbell bounced one to Gordon Roynon at third who threw home to nip Destefano. The relay to first hit Campbell and rolled to Harold Gillett who threw to Tommy Harrison at second to tag the charging Campbell for a double play and Harrison flipped to third to try and get Johnson but he just beat the throw. Henry Bey and Gordon Richardson smacked circuit shots for Nelson and W.Purcello had a homer for Rossland.

Destefano (L) and Couture
Allison (W) , Bey and Richardson

(June 12)   In his first start for Trail, Jimmy Morris fired a three-hitter with 18 strikeouts and hit a home run, as Trail trounced Grand Forks 10 to 2.  Scotty Ross and Gordon McTeer also smacked four-baggers for the winners and Bailey had one for Grand Forks.  Morris walked three. O'Keefe gave up just seven hits but walked seven in taking the loss.

O'Keefe (L) and Ronald
Morris (W) and McTeer

(June 12)  Northport, with solid hurling by Emerson, scored a 7-1 victory over the Beavers at Grand Forks.

Emerson (W) and Cassidy
Miller (L) and Allen

(June 19)  Grand Forks travelled to Rossland and came away with a 10 to 5 victory. Grand Forks’ regular catcher Walter Ronald, in his first attempt at pitching, heaved the complete game win and rang up ten strikeouts. Outfielder William Blair had a home run for Rossland.

Ronald (W) and Savage
Johnson (L), M. Purcello (1) and Couture

(June 19)   Shortstop Jimmie Mitchell powered Trail to a 12 to 6 win over Nelson, but the losers want the result thrown out claiming Mitchell is not an eligible player.  Mitchell pounded two triples, a double and two singles as he went five for five. He scored three times.  Trail catcher Gordon McTeer belted a homer, double and single. Winning pitcher Louis Demore knocked out a pair of hits and scored three times. Demore allowed just five hits but seven walks and five Trail errors allowed Nelson to plate their six runs.

Demore (W) and McTeer
Kraft (L) and Richardson

(June 23)  Elliott Crowe, the Kootenay Baseball League president is considering a protest filed by Nelson over the play of Jimmie Mitchell for Trail. the Nelson club claims Mitchell, a Colville, Washington, player is not eligible to play in the Kootenay circuit because he is not a resident of Trail. 

(June 24)   Jimmie Mitchell has been ruled ineligible to play in the Kootenay league. League president Elliott Crowe ruled the game of June 5th, won by Trail over Grand Forks, be replayed.

(June 26)   Nelson came from behind in the ninth inning to shaded Grand Forks 7-6 Sunday before a boisterous crowd at Grand Forks. "Lefty" Schumaker, Nelson centre fielder, lead a 12-hit assault with a pair of triples and a single.

Kraft, Allison (W) (7) and Richardson
Ronald, O'Keefe (L) (3) and Savage, Ronald (3)

(June 26)  Jimmy Morris, coming off an 18-strikeout performance in his last game, fired a no-hitter Sunday but ended up without a win as the league awarded the game to Rossland because Trail had Jimmie Mitchell in the lineup. Trail had outscored Rossland 13 to 0. The league had ruled Mitchell not eligible for play in the circuit.  After the ruling, league president Elliott Crowe resigned followed by that of Eric Ramsden, president of the Trail club. Nonetheless, it was a great day for Morris, who until this season was almost unknown.  He rang up 17 strikeouts, one less than the league record he set against Grand Forks two weeks ago. Morris walked three.  Louis Demore had four hits for the winners and Mitchell smacked a homer.

W.Purcello (L), Ackerman (8) and xxx
Morris (W) and McTeer

(July 1)  Trail Dominion Day Tournament  Trail won its second annual Dominion Day Tournament defeating Fort Wright of Washington 7-5 in the final getting a pair of homers by "Slivers" Decembrini.  A four-run fourth inning set Trail on the way to the triumph.  Decembrini's two-run homer was the highlight of the big inning. They added singletons in the 5th, 6th and 7th.  Trail had won a bye to the final after downing Deer Park 8-0 in their first action.

Demore, Morris (W) (4) and McTeer
Turner, Haralson (4) and Goldstein

Fort Wright beat Colville 9-4 in semi-final action riding a five-run fourth inning to the victory.  Lawrence's bases-loaded double and a two-run single by Haralson were the decisive blows of the uprising. 

xxx (W) and Goldstein
Sanders (L) and xxx

Trail blanked Deer Park 8-0 as Louis Demore and Jimmie Morris combined on a three-hit shutout. A two-run double by Scotty Ross in the first inning was the winning blow. 

Routson (L), Long (3), Nobel and xxx
Demore (W), Morris (5) and

Fort Wright clobbered Coeur D'Alene 14 to 5 putting the game away with an eight-run uprising in the fifth inning.

Almquist and xxx
Haralson and xxx

Colville defeated Nelson 6-2 in the opening game of the tourney. The Americans took the lead in the second inning when Exley drew a walk and Murphy Hurst knocked him home. Exley started it again in the fourth, reaching with a single. Hurst was safe on a fielder's choice and Smith followed with a safety to plate the second run and another followed on an infield grounder.  Colville made it 6-0 in the sixth as Henry Bey hit a pair of batters and walked another. Two errors and two hits resulted in three more runs. 

xxx and xxx
Bey and xxx

(July 3)   Nelson Seniors erupted for seven runs in the first inning and cruised to a 10-4 victory Sunday afternoon over Deer Park, Washington.  Shortstop Henry Bey led the winners with a pair of home runs. Right fielder Hugh Horswill belted a homer and two singles. Slim Kraft turned in a gem for Nelson holding the visitors to two hits while fanning nine and issuing two free passes. Nelson errors, the team made six, gave Deer Park their four runs in the second inning.

Noble (L), C.Routson (1) and Harshberger
Kraft (W) and Richardson

(July 4)   On Monday, Nelson again whipped Deer Park, this time 11-4 as the visitors committed ten errors, four at shortstop, three at third. Hugh Horswill again provided highlights for the winners with a homer and single to lead a 12-hit attack.  Dean Allison held Deer Park to six hits.

Noble (L) and Harshberger
Allison (W) and Richardson

(July 7)   The Kootenay League appears to be heading for a breakup as Trail management says it will withdraw from the league if playing Jimmie Mitchell continues to cause disruption.  Trail officials claim that when the then league president C.E. Crowe ruled Mitchell eligible for the game against Nelson he established the players eligibility for the league and that it was wrong to rule him out for future games. 

(July 8)   Trail baseball club announced its decision to withdraw from the Kootenay Baseball League. Plans are being worked out for the club to play a series of home games with travelling teams and with selected clubs.

(July 10)  With the apparent dissolution of the Kootenay Baseball league, the Grand Forks baseballers took the opportunity to engage in an exhibition match with the fast-stepping Springdale WA nine, coming away with a narrow 3 to 2 victory.

xxx (L) and xxx
O’Keefe (W) and Savage 

(July 13)  Grand Forks announced its withdrawal from the Kootenay loop.  A letter from the city intimates that Grand Forks will find it impossible to keep the team together during the summer and that travelling expenses are too heavy.  That leaves just Nelson and Rossland as league teams.

(July 17)   Every batter in the Nelson lineup had at least one hit as the home club pounded out 14 Sunday in an 8 to 4 exhibition victory over Colville, Washington. "Slim" Kraft allowed ten hits to the visitors but managed to go the distance for the winners.  Shortstop Henry Bey belted a homer for Nelson and centre fielder Exley matched it for Colville.  The Americans catcher, Grover Graham, led all batters with three hits.

Sanders (L) and Graham
Kraft (W) and Richardson

(July 17)  Eveleth fired a one-hitter Sunday as Midway crushed Grand Forks 13-0. Thomet smacked a homer for the victors who took the lead with three runs in the second inning and never looked back.

O'Keefe (L) and Savage
Eveleth (W) and Pace

(July 25)   In a dazzling exhibition of baseball before a large crowd at Butler Park, Tacoma White Sox gave Trail its toughest test of the season downing the locals 12 to 6.  The fourth inning was disastrous for Trail as the visitors sent six runners across the plate highlighted by Votaw's grand slam homer. They also had two singles, two batters hit by pitches, a walk and two Trail errors.  "Slivers" Decembrini led Trail with a homer and two doubles in three trips. Louis Demore also cracked a four-bagger for the losers.

Thiel (W) and Carlson
Snyder (L) and McTeer

(July 26)    Both teams brought the heavy-hitting lumber Tuesday afternoon as the Tacoma White Sox took on Nelson in the Americans second exhibition north of the border. When the dust had settled, Tacoma had 19 runs to 10 for the local nine.  The game featured 44 hits, nine of them homers.  Shortstop Morrison of Tacoma paced all batters with five hits, two homers, a triple and two singles in six trips to the plate. He scored four times. Outfielders Hademan and Hall each had four hits and combined to score seven runs.  Hademan had a four-bagger as did Carlson, Theil, and Haughland for the White Sox.  Harold Gillett led Nelson with a homer, triple, two singles and four runs scored. Tommy Harrison and Henry Bey each rapped four hits. Gordon Richardson added a three-run homer and two singles.  Tacoma took an early lead with four runs in the top of the first inning but by the fifth Nelson had taken an 8 to 7 advantage. However, the visitors wrapped up the contest with a seven-run explosion in the seventh inning. 

Haughland, Votaw (W) (5) and Carlson
Kraft (L), Allison (8) and Richardson

(July 27)    Tacoma White Sox broke a scoreless tie with Hall's homer in the fourth inning and scored nine runs in the last two innings to down Trail 10 to 4.  Lefty Isekite held the visitors to just the one run through six innings but had to leave in the seventh because of a huge blister on his pitching hand.  Tacoma went wild against reliever Jimmy Morris in the 8th, scoring six times, and added three more in the ninth. Blevins fanned nine in going the distance on the mound for the visitors.

Blevins (W) and Carlson
Isekite, Morris (L) (8) and McTeer

(July 31)   With three runs in the third and four in the sixth, Nelson topped Diamond Lake 7 to 3 playing in a drizzle at the Recreation Grounds Sunday afternoon.  Nelson punched out 14 hits, three each by Hugh Horswill and Wallace. "Slim" Kraft scattered ten hits, three by Fritts. Left fielder Woods slugged the game's only home run.

Haroldson (L) and H.Schaver
Kraft (W) and Richardson

(August 7)   Trail Seniors defeated Colville, Washington, 9-3 in exhibition action at Butler Park.  The locals took the lead in the second inning when Scotty Ross hit to right field, advanced on a passed ball and was knocked in by Jimmy Morris.  They added three runs in the third on hits by Eric Broadhurst, Billy Molisky and Harry RotheryEric Broadhurst clouted a two-run homer in the fifth. 

K.Adams (L) and Hurst
Morris (W) and Decembrini

(August 7)  Nelson Seniors put on an offensive display Sunday with 16 hits, three of them home runs, in trouncing the Sons of Italy of Spokane 16 to 4. Nelson scored in every inning but the 8th and had an 11-0 lead before Spokane got on the scoreboard. Catcher Gordon Richardson paced the winners with a home run, two singles and four runs. Lefty Schumaker had a double and two singles.  Tommy Harrison and Hugh Horswill each had a homer and single.  M.Martello pounded a pair of circuit blows for Spokane and Mossutto had one.

Ellingsen (L), M.Lepano (4), S.Claire, Mossutto and Nichols
Kraft (W), Allison (7) and Richardson

(August 10)   In the first game of a two game set during the annual Kelowna regatta and sports program, Trail dumped the home squad 9 to 2 as Jimmie Mitchell smacked a homer and three doubles to spark the offense. Christenson started on the hill for the winners, giving way to Louis Demore in the third to save his arm for the game in Penticton Friday.

Christenson, Demore (W) (3) and Decembrini
Morrow (L) and Ketchum

(August 11)   The Okanagan All-Stars whipped Trail 11-5 Thursday at Kelowna.

(August 12)  In a split-venue double-header Friday, Trail dropped both games in the Okanagan. Kelowna dumped the visitors 11-6 in the first game and Penticton captured a 5 to 2 decision over Trail in the second game.

(August 14)   The Ione, Washington, All-Stars handed Nelson Seniors an 11-3 thrashing Sunday afternoon at the Nelson ball park.  A four-run first inning set the visitors on the way to victory.  They added six in the fifth frame. Each team had seven hits with seven errors by Nelson a crucial factor in the game. Shortstop Hanson led Ione with a homer and three runs scored. "Lefty" Schumaker starred for Nelson going four for four, one of the hits being a four-bagger.

Thompson (W) and Ellersick
Kraft (L) and Richardson

(August 21)   Nelson Seniors outlasted the Spokane Valley Independents 13 to 9 in an error-filled exhibition contest Sunday at the Nelson ball park.  Nelson survived seven errors, while the visitors booted the ball six times. Catcher Gordon Richardson poked a homer and triple to lead a 12-hit attack for the winners. Harold Gillett and Henry Bey each added two safeties. First baseman A.Banyon of Spokane smacked a homer and single. Wayerski, in centre field for the visitors, had three hits and scored three times.

Stout (L) and F.Schnell
Kraft (W) and Richardson

(August 23)   A mixed team of men and women, the Southern Kansas Stage Lines whipped the Trail Seniors 16 to 4 in an exhibition contest at Trail.  A come from behind six-run fifth inning put the visitors in the driver's seat.  Trail had taken an early lead on Louis Demore's three-run homer but Brady, on the hill for the visitors, settled down to hold Trail to just one more run the rest of the game. He was noted as probably the best pitcher Trail has faced all season. 

Brady (W) and Flynn
Demore (L), Ross (6), Morris (7) and McTeer

(August 23)   After 15 games, Hugh Horswill is the leading hitter for the Nelson team.  Horswill has a .426 average for 54 at bats, just ahead of "Lefty" Schumaker who sits at .421.  Gordon Richardson is third with a .418 mark.

(August 25)    "Lefty" Schumaker singled to knock in the winning run in the bottom of the ninth inning as Nelson shaded the Kansas City Bloomers 5-4.  Contrary to general expectations, the girls team featured four men, two of them being the battery.  Nelson out-hit the visitors 10 to 6 with shortstop Henry Bey leading the way with a home run and two singles. Gordon Richardson also had a round-tripper for Nelson. Outfielder Reynolds connected for a circuit blow for the Bloomers. "Slim" Kraft fanned 11 in going the route for the winners. [The Bloomers represented the team as the Southern Kansas Stage Lines two days previous in Trail.]

Dougharty (L) and Flynn
Kraft (W) and Richardson

(August 28)   Playing their best ball of the summer, Nelson Seniors crushed the Ione, Washington, nine 12-2 at Nelson Sunday before one of the largest turnouts at the Nelson ball park this season.  Sensational outfield play and clever work in the infield was a feature of the fixture.  After the visitors took the lead with a run in the second inning, Nelson stormed back with three in the fourth, two in the fifth and four in the sixth and coasted to the easy win. Henry Bey and Horswill clubbed home runs to highlight a 14-hit attack for the winners. Gordon Richardson and Gordon Roynon each had three safeties.  "Slim" Kraft held the visitors to six hits, one a round tripper by Ione catcher Ellersick.

Thompson (L), Hanson (7) and Ellersick
Kraft (W) and Richardson

(September 4)    Nelson Seniors were blanked for the first time this season as Rathdrum, Idaho, notched a 3-0 victory Sunday. After six scoreless frames, the visitors plated a pair in the seventh and got another on Marlow's homer in the eighth while G.Anderson has holding the locals to just four hits and helping at the plate with a double and single.  Rathdrum connected for ten hits of losing hurler "Slim" Kraft.

G.Anderson (W) and Marlow
Kraft (L) and Richardson

(September 4-5)   Fernie Labour Day Tournament  Blessed by near perfect weather, the baseball, football and softball events were played off to a finish before large crowds of spectators.  Creston won top money of $135 in the baseball event edging Kimberley 6 to 5 in the final scoring the winner in the top of the 7th and final inning and closing down a Kimberley rally after they had scored two in the bottom of the 7th.  Kimberley had drawn a bye to the money game, after beating Michel on Sunday, while Creston shutout Coleman 1 to 0. "^The turning point in the game came in the fourth inning with Les Rolph of Creston on second after a single and an error. E. Gossleman hit a high fly in the infield which confused the Coleman pitcher so much that he missed it. Rolph was home before the ball hit the ground." 

Telford (W) and Campbell
Douglas (L) and Genest

(September 5)   Slocan City won the area championship Monday beating Silverton 6-0 in the playoff final before a large crowd including visitors from Silverton, Sandon, Slocan City and Trail. 

(September 11)   Nelson Juniors topped Silverton 9 to 5 in an exhibition match Sunday at Nelson.  Southpaw Steve Smith scattered eight hits and rang up 16 strikeouts in going all the way for the pitching win.  He received the support of a 13-hit attack led by Horswill and Moore each with three hits, two of Moore's blows being three-baggers. Renwick slammed a homer and single.  Erickson and Kelly each had two hits for Silverton.

Sanderson (L), Kelly (9) and Erickson
S.Smith (W) and Stewart

(September 13)   In an effort to untangled the mess in Kootenay baseball the Trail team has issued a challenge to Nelson for a championship series. 

(September 24)  The Kootenay baseball championship series between Trail and Nelson is set for Wednesday in Trail.  The Wilson Cup is up for grabs in the best-of-three series.

(September 28)  In the opening game of the Kootenay championship series, Trail rapped 13 hits to trim Nelson 10-3.  Two errors in the seventh inning helped Nelson to its only runs. Louis Demore fanned 13 in hurling the win for Trail.  He issued seven hits and five free trips, four to Lefty Schumaker, who walked each time at the plate.  Scotty Ross, with two doubles, a single and three runs scored, Lauriente with three singles and three runs batted in and Gordon McTeer, three singles, led the winners.

Kraft (L) and Richardson
Demore (W) and McTeer

(October 2)   Hughie Horswill smacked a homer with Lefty Schumaker aboard in the bottom of the ninth inning to hand Nelson a 6-5 win over Trail to even their best-of-three series at a game apiece and force a deciding game on Wednesday.  After taking a two-run lead in the first inning, Trail scored three in the second and two in the fourth to take a solid 5-2 advantage.  Nelson cut the lead with singletons in the fifth and sixth. The winners rapped out 15-hits, four by Schumaker and three by Hughie Horswill. Reliever Henry Bey picked up the win blanking Trail over the last five plus innings after taking over for starter "Slim" Kraft after Trail's Bill DiPasquale belted a homer. 

Broadhurst (L) and McTeer
Kraft, Bey (W) (4) and Richardson

(October 5)   In a thrilling finale to the Kootenay Baseball championship series, Louis Demore, who started on the mound for Trail, clubbed a two-run double in the bottom of the ninth to score Harry Rothery and Young and give Trail a 12-11 victory in the deciding game of the best-of-three series. Trail had taken an early lead with two runs in the first inning but Nelson rebounded with five runs in the second. Trail then took what appeared to be an insurmountable lead with eight runs in the third to lead 10 to 5. But Nelson rallied for two in the fifth and two in the 8th and took the lead in the top of ninth when Bob Horswill doubled to bring in Henry Bey and Gordon RichardsonHorswill had earlier cracked a homer for Nelson.  Slim Kraft clubbed a pair of round trippers and McTeer slammed a homer for the winners. Scotty Ross, who relieved Demore in the 8th, was credited with the pitching win.

Demore, Ross (W) (8) and McTeer
Kraft, Bey (3), Gillett (5) and Richardson


WEST KOOTENAYS

(May 15)   Fruitvale traveled to Salmo and defeated the home crew Sunday.

(May 15)  A pitcher's duel featured Sunday's intermediate baseball fixture at Creston when Creston edged Canyon City 4-3.  The home squad plated the winner in the bottom of the ninth on some daring base stealing by shortstop Earl Christie.

Niblow (L) and Hale
Couling (W) and Spencer

(June 19)   R.Gille of Salmo rang up 20 strikeouts Sunday afternoon as Salmo crushed Nelson Falcons 23-8 in an exhibition game.  First sacker J.Fair led the winners scoring five times. 

J.Hunden, xxx and xxx
R.Gille (W) and xxx


CROW'S NEST PASS LEAGUE

(May 15)  Michel-Natal whipped the home town Corbin nine 13-3 Sunday in a game or errors by the homesters. J.Halko hurled a solid game for the winners.

J.Halko (W) and J.Hanson
Salinsky, J.Falconer and H.Thompson

(June 12)   In an exciting match Sunday at Corbin, the home squad came through with a 10-9 victory over Blairmore.

Kapolka (L) and VanDuren
Krall (W) and Thompson


ARROW LAKES / SLOCAN VALLEY

(May 1)   Silverton shaded Nakusp 4-3. Harding was the winning pitcher.

(May 1)  Hubert knocked in all three Burton runs in the ninth inning to give the club a 3-2 victory over New Denver.

(June 3)  At Arrow Park, Nakusp walked away with an easy 12-2 victory over Arrow park.

(June 5)  Slocan City trounced Silverton 11-3 Sunday afternoon. Long did the hurling for the winners getting home run support from Ted Hicks.

Harding (L), Kelly and xxx
Long (W) and xxx

(June 5)  At the Nakusp Recreation Grounds, visiting Burton captured a 7-6 victory in a 15-inning contest.

(June 12)  Silverton dumped Nakusp 14-10 Sunday afternoon at the Nakusp Recreation Grounds.

(June 12)   Slocan City walloped the Nelson Transfer team 21-8 Sunday wrapping up the game with 11 runs in the 8th inning after Nelson had finally got on the scoreboard with two in the seventh and six in the top of the 8th.

Smith, Gillette, and Moore
Long, Pinchbeck, Hurst and Hufty


FRASER CANYON

(July 1)  Boston Bar Dominion Day Tournament  Hope scored five times in the ninth inning then held off a North Bend rally in the bottom of the final frame to take top prize in the Boston Bar Tournament with a 12 to 9 victory. Hope had a 7-5 lead after eight innings and extended that with their five markers in the ninth. But, North Bend came through with four in their final at bat to make it close. Catcher Cottrell led a 14-hit attack for the winners with three safeties. Steve Haines had three for North Bend. Wilkie, Stewart, Scott and Gardiner each had two hits for Hope. T.Smith knocked out a double and single for the losers, scored three times and stole two bases.

Wilkie (W) and Cottrell
Hay (L) and Bachuk

North Bend reached the final by hammering Spences Bridge 16 to 2.  Steve Haines helped lead the offense with a double and two singles, four runs scored and a pair of stolen bases. Bachuk had three hits and three runs and J. Richmond added three safeties. McLeod held the losers to four hits in going the distance.  Olson, the losing hurler, belted the game's only homer.

Olson (L) and Martinson
McLeod (W) and Day

Hope blew a 4-0 lead, giving up four runs in the seventh and final inning before rallying with a run in the bottom of the seventh for a 5-4 triumph over Boston Bar in the tournament's opening game.  With two out, Hope was handed the victory as Boston Bar made three errors before Stewart, who had three hits, knocked in the winning run.  Wilkie allowed just four hits and whiffed 16 in a route-going performance for the pitching win. Scott yielded but six hits and fanned 14 in taking the loss. Wilkie gave up the game's only base on balls.

Scott (L) and Firkins
Wilkie (W) and Cottrell