1933 Game Reports / Alberta     

 

1933 Edmonton Senior Baseball League

City Playoffs

(August 8)  Glittering pitching by youthful “Duke” Baer, who was in masterful form, sent the South Side Arctics into a one game lead to decide the championship of the Edmonton Senior Baseball League when he turned back the Army & Navy Cubs on three hits and shut them out 2 to 0. Two of the three Cub base knocks off Baer, both by outfielder Ed McHugh, were of the questionable Alphonse & Gaston variety wherein easy high pop flies were allowed to drop in safely as defensive players became confused as to who was going to handle the anticipated out. “Pep” Moon scored the Arctics’ first run in the opening frame when, after walking and swiping second, he was allowed to cross the plate on an infield throwing error. The insurance run was plated in the third. The South-Siders were only able to collect four hits off the slants of losing twirler Glen Wilkie.

Baer (W) and Stewart
G. Wilkie (L) and Henderson

(August 10)  Pete McCready blasted four hits, including a triple and home run, to propel the Edmonton Cubs to a decisive 10 to 3 triumph over the South Siders to knot the city playoff finals at a game apiece. The Cubs registered 12 hits off loser Herman Loblick. Shortstop Eric Dolighan followed McCready with a triple, double and single. The game was tied until the eighth when the Cubbies went ahead by a three-spot and then exploded for four more in the ninth. Stocky “Bud” Spiesman was steady on the hill in earning the victory.

Spiesman (W) and Henderson
Loblick (L) and Hinchcliffe 

(August 13)  A wild first-inning scoring splurge of four runs carried the Edmonton Army & Navy Cubs to a 5 to 3 victory over the Edmonton South Side Arctics in the third city series battle. Both starting hurlers, “Lefty” Pennington of the Cubs and Harry Thompson of the Arctics, failed to go the route. Pete McCready of the winners had another fine performance at the dish, slamming a triple and single in addition to drawing a walk and laying down a sacrifice bunt. Dave Fenton and Charley Lewis of the South Siders as well as Fred Henderson of the Cubs each garnered a brace of hits.

Thompson (L), Baer (6) and Stewart
Pennington, Spiesman (W) (2) and Henderson

(August 15)  The Edmonton Cubs increased their lead in the city series to three games to one when they edged the South Side Arctics 2 to 1 at Renfrew Park. Righthander Glen Wilkie held the Arctics in check with a classy four-hitter. The Cubs were able to pick up only three safeties off loser “Duke” Baer before he departed in the seventh but two runs in the Cubs’ third turn at bat put him behind the eight ball. The South Siders got one back in the sixth but were unable to plate the equalizer.

G. Wilkie (W) and Henderson
Baer (L), Loblick (7) and Stewart

(August 17)  Herman Loblick tossed a one-hit shutout as the Edmonton South Side Arctics remained alive with a 3 to 0 verdict over the Edmonton Cubs. All the scoring in this game came in the top of the first inning when the Arctics tallied a trio of counters on an infield miscue sandwiched between RBI singles by Dave Fenton and Alf Luna. The Cubs’ “Bud” Spiesman surrendered only four hits in tasting defeat with Luna being credited with two of them. Loblick fanned ten and was only nicked for a sixth inning single by Eric Dolighan.

Loblick (W) and Stewart
Spiesman (L) and Henderson

(August 20) The South Side Arctics drew even with the Edmonton Cubs in the best-of-seven city championship series by narrowly edging the Cubs 3 to 2 as Herman Loblick won his second straight mound assignment. Before an estimated 5,500 fans at Renfrew Park, the Arctics, again on the verge of elimination, rode the hot hand of Loblick to stay alive. They held a 3 to 0 lead after six frames and held on for the win as the Cubs tallied once in each of the seventh and eighth stanzas. Loblick gave up five hits while striking out six. The South Siders accumulated nine base blows with Ken Stewart and Charlie Lewis both registering a brace. 

G. Wilkie (L), Pennington (5) and Henderson
Loblick (W) and Stewart

(August 22)  Superb pitching by “Bud” Spiesman and the mighty bat of Pete McCready carried the Army & Navy Cubs to the 1933 Edmonton senior baseball championship in the seventh and deciding game of a tightly-contested city series as the Cubbies came away with a 4 to 1 win over the South Side Arctics. The Cubs took an early lead which they never relinquished as Spiesman kept the Arctics at bay. Each team collected six base hits but the Cubs were better able to bunch theirs. Pete McCready had what was described as the longest hit ever at Renfrew Park. Although scored as a triple, the ball was launched to the deepest part of the ballpark and drove in the Cubs’ initial tally. Cubs’ third sacker Cliff Robinson was the only batter on either squad to register two hits.

Baer (L) and Stewart
Spiesman (W) and Henderson


1933 Big Four League

(May 17)  The Calgary Pucksters and Nacmine Athletics split an opening-day Big Four League doubleheader with Nacmine shutting out the Pucksters 2 to 0 in the matinee game while the host Calgarians took the second contest 15 to 9.

(May 21)  Making a fine showing to open the Big Four League in Nacmine, the invading Calgary Pucksters took both ends of a doubleheader in masterful manner. The Hockey Artisans took the first game 14 to 9 and, while playing air-tight defense, whitewashed the Athletics 8 to 0 in the late encounter with veteran chucker Bill Walker registering the shutout win. Tom Jenkins had a home run for the Pucksters in the early game.

Harris (W) and Jenkins
Nicholl, Bulmer (L) (1) and McLaughlin

Walker fanned 15 Nacmine batters while his mates played an errorless game in the nightcap.

Walker (W) and Jenkins
Lee (L), Nelson and McLaughlin

(May 28)  The Nacmine Athletics edged the Strathmore Red Sox 5 to 4 in a Sunday Big Four League fixture in Nacmine. A second game, an exhibition encounter, had the Athletics triumphing 4 to 2.

Nacmine held an 11 to 8 advantage in base hits in the initial joust. Art McCoy had a brace of doubles for the A’s in support of winning tosser Paul Nelson.

J. Crellin (L) and McGregor
Nelson (W) and McLaughlin

A pair of seventh inning counters broke a 2 – 2 deadlock in the second tussle. Bobby Slater’s double was the only extra-base hit of the game.

Anderson (L) and Watts
Raisbeck (W) and Slater

(May 31)  The Strathmore Red Sox picked up their first win of the 1933 Big Four League season when they nosed out the Nacmine Athletics 9 to 8 at Strathmore. The deciding run was scored in the last of the ninth when Joe Hough singled to drive in C. Anderson.

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xxx (W) and xxx

(June 2)  With four runs in the first inning, Calgary Pucksters took the early lead and held on for a 5-4 win over Trochu. After Dutch Gainor scored the 5th Calgary run in the top of the 9th inning, Trochu rallied for a pair in the bottom of the final frame but fell just short.

Walker (W) and Jenkins
Brooks (L) and Hess

(June 4)  The Calgary Pucksters took both ends of a double-bill with the home-standing Nacmine Athletics, taking the lid-lifter by a 10 to 2 count and following up with a 20 to 4 blowout.

“Dodger” Lewis outduelled Paul Nelson on the hill to earn the opening game triumph as the Thompson brothers, Paul and Cecil “Tiny”, both banged out home runs.

Lewis (W) and Jenkins
Nelson (L) and McLaughlin

The Pucksters went wild in the late game, slamming 19 hits off three Nacmine hurlers. Winning pitcher Bill Walker hit a home run in the fifth frame while the Athletics’ Donnie Brown slammed a tater in the seventh.

Walker (W) and Jenkins
Volkoroff (L), Parker (6), Hawkins and Slater

(June 11) The Nacmine Athletics captured both games of a Big Four League doubleheader from the Strathmore Red Sox by scores of 15 to 1 and 14 to 12. Catcher Joe McLaughlin’s two home runs provided winning chucker Jimmie Raisbeck with all the ammunition he needed in the opener.

J. Crellin (L), Galloway (4), Hellewig and King
Raisbeck (W) and McLaughlin

“Lefty” Vokoroff and J. Crellin both collected a pair of doubles for the victors in the second-game, a free-swinging affair in which a total of 29 base hits were registered.

Uffleman (L), Murray (7) and King
Nicholl, Vokoroff (W) (5) and McLaughlin

(June 18)  With Cliff “Lefty” Bogstie, formerly of the Portland professional league team, pitching against his old teammate Paul Nelson, a large crowd was treated to a whale of a game in Nacmine which saw the Calgary Pucksters and Nacmine Athletics battle to a 6 – 6 tie game in the first game of a twin-bill. The Pucksters took the evening affair 15 to 8.

Bogstie and Jenkins
Nelson and McLaughlin

Lewis (W), McGoldrick (7) and Jenkins
Raisbeck (L), Volkoroff and McLaughlin 

(June 25)  The defending champion Nacmine Athletics swept a Sunday double-bill from Trochu by 6 to 5 and 15 to 8 scores. The win in the initial game, a league fixture, moved the Athletics into second place in the Big Four Baseball circuit. Len Lee drove in the tying marker with a pinch-hit bottom-of-the-ninth-inning double and later scored the winner. Catcher Joe McLaughlin had a two-run circuit-smash for the winners. Batterymate Paul Nelson picked up the hillock win.

Clark, Brooks (L) and Frank Hess
Nelson (W) and McLaughlin

The second contest, an exhibition encounter, was a free-hitting affair in which Nacmine salted the game away by accumulating a dozen runs in the fourth inning. In that frame, Bobby Parker had a home run and triple while Fred Hess connected for a four-bagger.

Marko (L), Sinkie and Frank Hess
Vokoroff (W), Raisbeck and McLaughlin

(July 12)  The Nacmine Athletics scored a double victory over the team from Trochu, taking a ten-inning win in the opener of a Wednesday afternoon twin bill 6 to 5 and then following up with a 6 to 2 triumph in the late match.

Catcher Darcy McKinley’s bottom-of-the-tenth single with the sacks full plated both the tying and winning markers for the Athletics in the matinee affair. Trochu had broken a 4 – 4 tie with a single counter in the top of the stanza.

Hammond, Morical and McKenzie
Vokoroff (W) and McKinley

Playing sound defensive baseball, the A’s took the owl encounter to sweep the day’s events. Winning chucker Raabis fanned twelve while limiting Trochu to but three safeties.

Beckett (L) and Hughston
Raabis (W) and McKinley 


Central Alberta Baseball League

(May 23)  The eight-inning CABL opener, called because of darkness, saw the homestanding Camrose Cubs manhandle the Wetaskiwin Athletics 8 to 3. Con Scotvold toiled on the hill for the first six frames to earn the pitching win.

G. Rotvik (L), Farewell (6),McGuire (7), Cleland (7) and xxx
Scotvold (W), E. Jasman (7) and Rosland, V. Larson (7)

(May 23)  Daysland dropped their first league game of the 1933 season, a 9 to 8 to decision to Bawlf in an eight-inning encounter.

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

(May 28)  Buoyed by the shutout relief hurling by Jimmy Rattlesnake, Wetaskiwin Athletics downed the Edmonton Elks 4-2 in an exhibition game Sunday. Rattlesnake took over in the fourth inning as Edmonton scored a pair and held the Elks off the board the rest of the way. 

Hanson (L) and Smith
Rotvik, Rattlesnake (4) and Lundell

(May 30)  Wetaskiwin rallied from a 4-0 deficit with five runs in the 3rd inning and three more in the 9th to dump Daysland 8-4 Tuesday at Daysland.  Again, Jimmy Rattlesnake hurled scoreless relief for the A's.

Farewell (W), Rattlesnake and Lundell
Spear (L) and McGregor

(June 7)  Wetaskiwin won a CABL game at Bawlf  by a 6 to 1 count. Gus Rotvik struck out 13 Bawlf batters while limiting the hosts to just three hits.

G. Rotvik (W) and xxx
xxx (L) and xxx

(June 9)  Camrose came to town Friday and the visitors left with a 6-5 victory over Wetaskiwin as Lefty Carruthers went the route for the win besting Athletics left-hander, Jimmy Rattlesnake.  Camrose scored three in the seventh inning to come back from a 3-2 deficit. 

Carruthers (W) and V.Larson
Rattlesnake, Rotvik (7) and Lundell

(June 11)  Daysland surprised the undefeated Camrose Cubs by plating seven first-inning runs en route to a 12 to 8 spanking of the Cubbies.

xxx (W) and xxx
Scotvold (L), Olstad (2), E. Jasman (5) and xxx

(June 13)  The Camrose Cubs won their sixth of seven league games by defeating the Wetaskiwin Athletics 10 to 2. The win solidifies the Cubs hold on first place in the CABL. Emery Hanson went the distance to cop the complete game mound victory.

G.Rotvik (L), Rattlesnake (5), E.Rotvik (6) and Nelson
E.Hanson (W) and V. Larson

(June 16)  Playing before a home crowd, Wetaskiwin trounced Bawlf 15 to 4 Friday night as Jimmy Rattlesnake hurled a solid game.  Cleland rapped a triple for the winners and Lewis, Rattlesnake, Lundell and Farewell poked two baggers. The game was called after eight innings.

Mosand (L), Bowen (3) and Olstad
Rattlesnake (W) and Lundell

(June 16)  Camrose defeated Daysland at Daysland. No final score, game details or batteries available.

(June 20)  Bawlf at Camrose – rained out

(June 20)   Daysland scored three runs in the first inning and held on for a 4-3 win over Wetaskiwin Tuesday. Speers went the route for the mound victory.

Farewell (L) and Harney
Speers (W) and McMillan

(June 23)   Daysland handed a win to Wetaskiwin Friday evening after the teams had battled to a 4-4 through nine innings. Umpire Gouchee awarded the game to the Athletics when Daysland refused to go to bat.  Rotvik allowed four hits in his six innings for the Athletics and Jimmy Rattlesnake pitched no-hit ball over the final three frames. Twitchell allowed seven hits for Daysland.

Twitchell and McGregor
Rotvik, Rattlesnake (7) and Lundell

(June 27)  Daysland exploded for seven runs in the third inning and hung on to defeat the Camrose Cubs 8 to 6. Camrose remains in top spot in the CABL while Daysland is in second place.

Brick (W) and M. McMillan
Scotvold (L), E. Hanson (3), E. Jasman (7) and V. Larson

(June 27)  At Bawlf Tuesday, the home squad scored an 11-7 win over Wetaskiwin.

(July 7)  Edmonton Royals and Wetaskiwin battled to a 2-2 exhibition draw before a record crowd. The contest featured a pitcher's duel between Jimmy Rattlesnake of the Athletics, who hurled a three-hitter with 12 strikeouts, and Lefty Fiss of the Royals who gave up six hits and fanned 11.  The game was called after eight innings.  Ryan, of the Athletics, led all hitters with two doubles and a single.

Fiss and Nichol
Rattlesnake and Lundell

(July 12)  Fredericksheim was the winner of the two-day 13th annual Camrose Baseball tournament, having defeated Camrose 3 to 2 in first day action and then taking out Edberg 10 to 5 in one semi-final and Red Willow i11 to 1 in a one-sided final game.

(July 14)  In the final league game at Wetaskiwin the Athletics downed Camrose 4-2 behind the strong mound work of Jimmy Rattlesnake.

Scotvold (L) and Larson
Rattlesnake (W) and Lundell

(July 18)  Wetaskiwin used the long ball Tuesday to add another victory to their impressive season.  Dorsey, Mix and McFaul all belted homers as the Athletics trimmed Ponoka 9 to 2.  A five-run second inning for Wetaskiwin proved to be the difference.

Ferguson (L), Dittberner (5) and Stoddard
Mix, G.Rotvik and Lundell

(June 20)  A best-of-three series begins Thursday at Wetaskiwin between the Athletics and Camrose for the right to move on to meet the winner of the Ponoka-Mirror series in the Alberta Senior playoffs.

(June 20)  Camrose took the opening game of their Alberta Senior playoff Thursday downing Wetaskiwin 5-2 with a three-run outburst in the ninth inning. 

Tulloch, Carruthers (W) (4) and Rosalind
Rattlesnake, Mix (3) and Lundell

(July 21)  Camrose Cubs overcame an early 1-run deficit to whip Wetaskiwin 8 to 1 to take their playoff series in two straight games. 

Rattlesnake, Rotvik and xxx
E.Hanson, Scotvold and xxx

The Athletics entered a formal protest to the Alberta Amateur Baseball Association against the Camrose team, alleging that non-amateur players were in the Camrose line-up in provincial playoff games and also on the ground that the umpire reversed a decision in the game at Camrose which had a demoralizing effect on the Wetaskiwin team.


Northern Alberta Senior Amateur Playoffs

Ponoka defeated Mirror in first round – will face Camrose in 2nd Round

(August 13)  The Ponoka ball club, playing at home and under the management of Bill Mullins, defeated the Camrose Cubs by a score of 4 to 3 in the first game of the second round of the provincial playdowns. The game was fast and exciting throughout.

Tulloch, Carruthers and Rosland
Dittburner (W) and Stoddard

(August 14)  The Camrose Cubs drew even with Ponoka in their best-of-three Alberta senior amateur second-round series by virtue of a 4 to 2 win. A three-run Camrose outburst in the second frame spelled the difference in this contest.

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

(August 15)  In a nine-inning pitching duel, Ponoka and Camrose battled to a scoreless draw in a northern Alberta playoff matchup. Both teams were free from errors.

McGarvey and xxx
Carruthers and xxx

(August 18)  Camrose was conceded victory in their series with Ponoka when the Ponoka team failed to produce amateur cards. Without these credentials, a seven-inning exhibition game was played with Camrose winning 4 to 2. 

Camrose advances to play Edson in third round


3rd round

(August 21)  The Camrose Cubs came away with a 5 to 1 win over Edson in the opener of their northern Alberta semi-final series. “Lefty” Carruthers had a stellar game on the mound for the winners, striking out eleven batters. The Cubs scored four times in the third inning to give Carruthers plenty of breathing room. 

Madonski (L) and xxx
Carruthers (W) and Rosland 

(August 22)  With one retired and the sacks full of Edson runners in the bottom of the seventh inning, a muffed infield fly, on which the batter was automatically out, caused confusion for the defending Camrose Cubs as the runner on third was allowed to score, a tally which gave the Edsonites a razor thin 3 to 2 win in the second game of the northern Alberta semi-finals.

Hanson (L), Tulloch (7) and Rosland
Harrison (W) and Albert, Woodcock (6)

(August 23)  Reversing the 3 to 2 score of the previous night in their favor, the Camrose Cubs defeated Edson to win the series two games to one. Tied 2 – 2 entering the eighth inning, the Cubs plated the deciding run on winning pitcher “Lefty” Carruthers’ RBI single.

Carruthers (W) and Rosland
Madonski (L) and Woodcock  

Camrose advances to northern Alberta finals to face Edmonton Army & Navy Cubs in the 4th round best-of-five series


(August 26)  Johnny Gerlitz pitched the Edmonton Cubs to a 7 to 2 win over the Camrose Cubs in the opener of the northern Alberta senior amateur baseball finals.

xxx (L) and xxx
Gerlitz (W) and xxx 

(August 27)  Veteran portsider “Lefty” Carruthers limited the Edmonton Army & Navy batters to four safeties and fanned eleven in game 2 of the battle of the Cubs as Camrose prevailed by a 5 to 2 score. Pete McCready’s first-inning circuit-clout accounted for Edmonton’s only run. Shortstop “Buzz” Busby had three hits for the winners. Glen Wilkie was saddled with the hurling loss.

Wilkie (L), Pennington (6) and Henderson, Robinson (6)
Carruthers (W) and Rosland

(August 29)  Blasting 19 hits from the assorted offerings of three Camrose twirlers, the Edmonton Cubs swamped the Camrose balltossers  17 to 2 to take a two games to one lead in their playoff series. From start to finish, there wasn’t the slightest doubt as to the eventual winners. Pete McCready led the Edmonton bomb squad with a pair of four-baggers while Cliff Robinson had a triple and three singles.

Scotvold (L), Tulloch (1), E. Hanson (5) and Rosland
Spiesman, Smith (W) (3) and Henderson, Robinson

(August 30)  The Edmonton Cubs captured the 1933 northern Alberta senior baseball championship with a convincing 10 to 1 thrashing of the Camrose Cubs. The Capital City boys were out-hit by Junction Towners 8 to 6 but superior pitching and better defensive baseball gave them the verdict. Bud Spiesman started on the hill for the second night in a row for the Edmontonians and, again, was replaced with his team far in the lead, although this time he toiled a sufficient number of frames to earn the mound win. Cliff Robinson homered for the winners while shortstop “Buzz” Busby of Camrose had three safeties.

Spiesman (W), Pennington (6) and Henderson, Robinson
Carruthers (L), Tulloch (2) and Rosland

Edmonton Army & Navy Cubs face southern Alberta champion Trochu for the provincial crown


Alberta Senior Playoffs

(July 26)  Playing at home, Trochu swept the initial two games of their first-round playoff series with the Nacmine Athletics.

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

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

(July 30)  Trochu won the senior amateur playoff round when they defeated the Nacmine Athletics, 1932 Alberta champions, 9 to 4 in the third game of the best-of-three series.

Brooks (W) and xxx
Nelson (L) and xxx

Trochu continues in the southern Alberta playoff race by next facing the winner of the Calgary Bronks – Calgary Hustlers series.


(August 8)  The Trochu Cubs advanced to the semi-final round of the Alberta baseball playdowns when they won both ends of a doubleheader from the Calgary Bronks by scores of 8 to 7 and 17 to 4. Fred “Smiley” Brooks was the power behind the Trochu wins. In the opener, he struck out 15 Calgary batters and won his own game by pounding a home run in the last half of the eighth inning. Trochu was behind 7 to 1 after six innings but a hasty shakeup in their lineup gave them the victory as the roared back with seven counters in two frames.

Bullard, Ritchie and Lance
Brooks (W) and Frank Hess

In the nightcap, Brooks performed the iron-man feat by twirling another nine frames, allowing 10 hits while his mates pummelled three Bronk tossers for a total of 20 safe hits.

Johnson (L), Bullard, Stabo and Lance
Brooks (W) and Hides

Having eliminated the Calgary representative, Trochu next faced the Blackie squad who had knocked Medicine hat to the sidelines.

(August 24)  By winning their eleventh game in twelve playoff starts, the Trochu Cubs eliminated Blackie in the southern Alberta finals and will now face the northern winner for the 1933 Alberta championship.


1933 Alberta Senior Amateur finals

Edmonton Army & Navy Cubs : Dodge Norm MGR, Dolighan Eric SS, Gerlitz Johnny P/OF, Henderson C, Horn Phil 1B, Maher Phil OF, McCready Pete OF, McHugh Ed OF, Pennington Wilf “Lefty” P, Robinson Cliff 3B, Spiesman “Bud” P, Wilkie Glen P, Wilkie Walter “Hop” 2B

Trochu : Bonham Roy OF, Brooks Freddy “Smiley” P, Clark “Lefty” P, Hess Frank C, Hess Fred 3B, Hides C, Hodges Clint SS, Hodges Everett 1B, Jamieson Harry OF, Jamieson Jack OF, Morecal 2B, Thompson Joe OF


(September 2)  The Edmonton Army & Navy Cubs, representing northern Alberta, got off on the right foot in their quest for the provincial tiara when they rode the brilliance of big Bud Spiesman to down the southern champions from Trochu 4 to 1 in the opener of the best-of-five series. The husky Cub chucker, pitching despite two broken ribs, allowed just three scattered singles and issued only one base on balls while fanning eleven southerners. Two consecutive errors gave Trochu the only run. A tremendous two-run homer by Pete McCready in the first inning staked Spiesman to the lead and the only runs he would actually need. McCready later added a pair of singles.

Brooks (L) and Frank Hess
Spiesman (W) and Henderson

(September 3)  With Wilf “Lefty” Pennington tossing a steady game, the Edmonton Cubs grabbed a two-game lead in the Alberta senior finals by drubbing Trochu 9 to 2 in the second game of the provincial series. Pennington was the beneficiary of a fine offensive display by his teammates as well as five Trochu errors. Shortstop Eric Dolighan was the big noise at the plate for the Edmontonians, pasting a double to go along with a brace of one-baggers.

Pennington (W) and Henderson
Clark (L) and Frank Hess  

(September 4)  With his team beaten twice and apparently on the verge of elimination, smiling Freddy Brooks brought his strong right arm to the rescue pitching Trochu’s team to a pair of victories and squaring the series for the senior amateur baseball championship of Alberta at two wins each. Brooks was rushed into the breach and responded by hurling the southerners to a 6 to 3 triumph over the Edmonton Cubs in the afternoon Labor Day battle and then came right back in the evening to gain a 10 to 4 verdict that made the teams even-steven.
Aided by the big bat of Freddy Hess, former varsity gridiron star, who hammered out four hits in five at-bats, Trochu launched a 13-hit assault against Edmonton loser Glen Wilkie to take the Labor Day lid-lifter as Brooks marked up his first victory of the day. 

Brookes (W) and Hides
Wilkie (L) and Henderson 

Two wild opening innings, which sent two Edmonton pitchers scurrying for cover, and counted five runs in each, propelled Trochu to their nightcap victory. Every batter in the Trochu lineup had at least one hit as Clint Hodges, Fred Hess and outfielders Roy Bonham and Joe Thompson all garnered a pair. 

Gerlitz (L), Pennington (1), Wilkie (3) and Henderson
Brooks (W) and Hides

(September 9)  With rangy Bud Spiesman turning in his second pitching masterpiece of the series, the Edmonton Army & Navy Cubs performed superbly in game five to shutout Trochu 3 to 0 and bring the 1933 senior baseball championship to the Capital city. Five scattered singles were all that the Trochu attackers could muster off of the offerings from Spiesman and only two runners advanced as far as second base. Second baseman “Hop” Wilkie’s single in the fifth drove in the Cubbies’ first counter. In the next frame, Pete McCready led off with a triple and plated Edmonton’s second counter on Phil Horn’s misplayed outfield fly. Horn then moved to second on an infield out and romped home with the winners’ third tally on Johnny Gerlitz’ decisive single.

Brooks (L) and Hides
Spiesman (W) and Henderson