(Aug 28) Neilburg All-Stars and the Crooked River Lumberjacks split the opening games of the Northern Saskatchewan senior finals at Crooked River. The All-Stars banged out eight hits in the 6th inning to score all their runs in a 6-3 victory in the afternoon game. Al Flohr survived a 15-hit Lumberjack's offensive to register the win. "Shorty" Jackson took the loss. Neilburg had 12 hits and each team made five errors.
Flohr (W) and Pete Prediger
Jackson (L) and Marvin Hill
The nightcap was one of the best games ever played in the area as the Lumberjacks managed a 2-1 victory. Neilburg scored in the first inning but Bradshaw blanked the All-Stars the rest of the way. Crooked River tied the count in the 6th and notched the winner, with two outs, in the bottom of the 9th. Bradshaw allowed just six hits in going the distance for the win.
Lefty Arnold, Flohr (L) (9) and Pete Prediger
Bradshaw (W) and Hill
The best-of-five series continues Sunday at Neilburg.
(September 2) Neilburg All-Stars captured the Northern Saskatchewan senior baseball title Sunday with a sweep of a double-header against the Crooked River Lumberjacks, 9-6 and 4-3. In addition, Neilburg's protest of its 2-1 loss August 28th was upheld by the Saskatchewan Amateur Baseball Association. The SABA ruled the umpire had erred on his decision on the play which gave the Lumberjacks the tying run.
Lumberjacks got off to a good start in the first game with three hits off Lefty Arnold. Combined with three Neilburg errors, Crooked River took a 3-0 lead. But, the All-Stars came right back in their half of the inning. A single by "Red" Oakes and a double by Tom Besse resulted in "Shorty" Jackson taking over mound duties from Bradshaw. A walk, error and hit tied the game and a squeeze play put Neilburg in the lead, for good, 4-3. The Lumberjacks threatened in the 6th as they loaded the bases, thanks to a pair of errors by Arnold. Al Flohr replaced Arnold and escaped serious damage, allowing just one run the rest of the game. " Red" Oakes led the Neilbugh offense with four hits in five trips to the plate.
Bradshaw, Jackson (L) (1) and xxx
Arnold (W), Flohr (6) and xxx
Tom Mackenzie singled in the 10th inning to drive in Edmund Russell with the winning run as Neilburg topped Crooked River 4-3. Russell had reached on a base on balls and moved to second on Pete Prediger's single. Ron Wright sacrificed Russell to third. All-Stars had taken a 3-0 lead in the first inning with five hits. The Lumberjacks responded with runs in the 3rd and 7th innings to tie.
Flohr (W) and Prediger
Jackson (L) and xxx
Neilburg goes on to meet Regina Nationals in the provincial championship.