1935 Southern League Game Reports       

(May 27)  The Estevan Elks and the team from Arcola got things underway in the 1935 version of the Southern League in the Moose Mountain town as the Elks blanked their long-time Border League rivals by an 8 to 0 count. "Long John" Berner hurled the complete game shutout win for the Elks. Estevan outfielder Bill Traynor got off to a flying start with the hickory, blasting a pair of home runs.  

Berner (W) and Quist
D. Marchand (L), Gibson and L. Marchand 

(May 29)  Travelling to Weyburn to open the 1935 season, the three-time defending champion Regina Nationals split a twin-bill with the Beavers.

Newcomer Tom Raisbeck, a mountie from Alberta, fanned ten and pitched a five-hit shutout in leading the Nats to a 2 to 0 win in the opener. Portsider Art Walter, although tagged with the loss, pitched well for the Beavers, whiffing nine in an eight-hit mound performance. All five hits off Raisbeck were singles with two each coming off the bats of outfielder Andy Young and third baseman Davidson. Joe Trapp led the Reginans' offense, slamming a triple and single while catcher Marty Kokran singled twice.

Raisbeck (W) and Kokran
Walter (L) and Elder

Ralph Hogg set the champs down with four safeties in the nightcap as the Beavers romped off with an 8 to 2 decision. Spearheading the Weyburn batting attack were Hogg, first sacker Frederickson and outfielder Stavely who all picked up a brace of hits.

Bates (L) and Kokran
Hogg (W) and Elder

(May 29)  The Regina Windsors and the Estevan Elks split their first Southern League set-to played in the Energy Town.

The homesters were unable to fathom the wizardry of Lawrence "Lefty" Steiner in the afternoon encounter as the visiting Reginans nicked loser Tig Mitchell for 15 hits in blasting the Elks 9 to 2. Steiner struck out twelve in breezing to the mound decision as teammates Cliff Hogg, "Goose" Manthey and outfielder "Lefty" Sharber provided him with plenty of offensive support, slamming out three hits apiece with one of Hogg's being a three-bagger.

Steiner (W) and Manthey
Mitchell (L) and Quist

In the evening tilt, the Elks pounded the offerings of "Babe" Christenson and "Lefty" Armstrong freely to win 12 to 5. Eric Quist and infielder Dean had three safeties each for Estevan as did Bryan Forster and catcher "Goose" Manthey of the Windsors. Manthey's total included a double and triple. Elks' outfielder Bill Traynor drilled his third homer of the season with two on the base paths. 

Christenson (L), Armstrong (5) and Manthey
White (W), Berner (6) and Quist

(May 29)  The Moose Jaw All-Stars opened the 1935 Southern League campaign by taking a pair of games from the visiting Arcola team.

A five-run eighth inning ignited the homesters and propelled them to a 9 to 7 triumph in the lid-lifter. "Sandy" Thomson led the winners at the dish with a triple and double. Winning chucker George Haig and Moose Jaw second baseman Ford both singled twice. For the Arcolans, outfielder Maxwell slammed a three-bagger and single while losing hurler Dee Marchand contributed a pair of one-baggers.

Robstead, D. Marchand (8) (L), Greggain (8) and L. Marchand
Haigh (W) and Dupuis

The second contest was rather one-sided, even though the visitors out-hit the Stars by a 10 to 9 margin, and saw the Mill City nine demolish the Arcolans 14 to 5. A nine-error performance in the field cost the invaders the match. Losing pitcher Gibson of the Moose Mountain clan was the game's top hitter, pasting a home run, triple and single off winner Bill Nutzhorn. "Sandy" Thomson was Moose Jaw's best swatter with a double and single.

Gibson (L) and L. Marchand
Nutzhorn (W) and Dupuis

(May 31)  The Regina Windsors played snappy ball and were able to put away their hated rivals, the Regina Nationals, 7 to 3 in the 1935 Floodlight Park premiere. The Nats made things easy for their city adversaries, booting the ball no less than eleven times. "Lefty" Armstrong and Cliff Hogg were the heavy hitters for the Windsors with three apiece off the slants of newcomer Eugene Parks. Nationals' catcher Marty Kokran led everyone at the dish by belting three doubles off winner "Lefty" Steiner

Parks (L) and Kokran
Steiner (W) and Manthey 

(June 3)  After suffering three straight defeats in their Southern League baptism, the the Arcola entry turned on the Weyburn Beavers in Moose Mountain country and dropped the visitors 4 to 1 for their initial win as a member of the league. The Arcolans scored all four of their runs in the third frame off loser Andy Young. "Walkie" Gibson, on the mound for the Arcola squad, pitched steadily and sent eleven Beavers back to the dugout via the strikout route. Hitting honors were divided between Gibson with a triple and his teammate, infielder Hanna, who laced a double as Arcola out-hit the Weyburnites five to four in this well-pitched encounter.

Young (L) and Elder
Gibson (W) and Dallas

(June 7)  The Regina Nationals scored a pair of runs in their last turn at bat to edge the Moose Jaw All-Stars 2 to 1 in a darkness shortened seven-inning Southern League affair at Park de Young. With two batters already retired in the bottom of the seventh, hard-luck loser Johnny Carrick of the Stars hit a batter and winning chucker Tom Raisbeck followed with a double to tie the score. Pinch-hitter Ken McCrimmon then dropped a Texas Leaguer over the infield to score the winner. Both chuckers were stingy with the hits as the Nats out-hit the visitors by a 3 to 2 count.

Carrick (L) and Dupuis
Raisbeck (W) and Kokran

(June 7)  In a ragged exhibition of baseball, the Weyburn Beavers downed the Arcola nine 5 to 2 in a Southern League fixture played in Arcola. The teams combined for 15 errors with the Arcolans commiting 10 of the miscues. Arcola took a 2 to 0 lead in the second inning. Weyburn tied the match in the fourth and then put the game away with a pair in the fifth while adding another in the sixth. Ralph Hogg hurled steady ball for the win. Greggain of Arcola along with Beavers' catcher Elder and infielder Dunc Porteous all banged out triples.

Hogg (W) and Elder
Gibson (L), Robstad (5) and L. Marchand

Overall Southern League standings (as of end of June 7)
                           W    L    Pct.
Moose Jaw All-Stars        2    1    .667
Estevan Elks               2    1    .667
Regina Windsors            2    1    .667
Weyburn Beavers            2    2    .500
Regina Nationals           2    2    .500
Arcola                     1    4    .200

(June 10)  Despite a flock of errors which helped the Regina Nationals score all their runs, the Moose Jaw All-Stars romped off with a 3 to 2 victory over the Queen City visitors in a Southern League match at the Exhibition grounds diamond. Both teams had six base hits in this contest with winning pitcher Davis of the Stars leading both teams with a triple and single. Losing chucker Winston "Lefty" Bates of the Nats and Moose Jaw outfielder Billy Hodgkinson were the only other players in this game with a two-hit production as both singled twice.

Bates (L) and Kokran
Davis (W), Haigh (8) and Dupuis

(June 10)  A bobbled, screaming twelth-inning single to right field by Arcola first baseman Weatherall which allowed the Arcolan to reach second proved to be the difference as the Moose Mountain homesters won a 1 to 0 thriller over the Estevan Elks.  A wild pitch and passed ball followed as Weatherall came romping home with the game's only counter. The twelve innings of baseball produced only nine base hits, five by the visiting Elks. John Berner threw a nine strikeout four-hitter in going down to defeat. Arcola's Johnny Robstad fanned ten Energy Town batters in getting the mound win. Estevan shortstop Mike Karahan was the game's only batter to come up with two hits.

Berner (L) and Quist
Robstad (W) and Dallas

(June 12)  Playing anything like defending titleholders, the Regina Nationals committed eight fielding miscues en route to a 9 to 3 drubbing at the hands of the Moose Jaw All-Stars. The Friendly City outfit collected only five hits off losing pitcher Eugene Parks while the defensively-challenged Nats got to ageless wonder George Haigh for ten with Parks, Stan Shaley and Joe Haberman each collecting a pair.

Haigh (W) and Dupuis
Parks (L) and Kokran  

(June 12)  The Regina Windsors climbed into a first-place tie with the Moose Jaw All-Stars in the Southern League when they took both ends of a doubleheader against the Weyburn Beavers by scores of 8 to 4 and 3 to 2.

The Windsors, with "Lefty" Steiner on the slab, doubled the score on the Soo Liners in the opening tilt, getting 14 hits off Art Walter. Steiner whiffed 15 while three-hit batting honors were provided by Regina outfielders Cliff Hogg and "Lefty" Sharber. The Beavers' Dunc Porteous lit up Steiner for circuit clout.

Steiner (W) and Manthey
Walter (L) and Cousins

In the second game, "Babe" Christenson set the Beavers down with three scattered hits while striking out ten as his teammates got to loser Ralph Hogg for nine safeties in just managing to nose out the Soo Line aggregation. Dave Clayton and Cliff Hogg of the Windsors both singled twice.

Christenson (W) and Manthey
Hogg (L) and Cousins  

(June  15)  Two timely seventh-inning blows by Sam "Box Car" Elson and Bill Traynor wiped out a one-run deficit and sent the Estevan Elks to victory 3 to 2 over the Weyburn Beavers. The visiting Beavers took an early 2 to 0 lead on Andy Young's triple. The Elks narrowed the margin with a single counter in the second. Both twirlers, winner John Berner of the Elks and Weyburn's Ralph Hogg, gave a good account of themselves as the homesters outhit their guests by a 6 to 5 margin. Traynor had a brace of raps for the winners as did Young and Dunc Porteous of the Beavers.

Hogg (L) and Cousins
Berner (W) and Quist

Standings (as of end of June 15)
North Division           W   L   Pct.       South Division     W   L   Pct.
Moose Jaw All-Stars      4   1   .800       Estevan Elks       3   2   .600
Regina Windsors          4   1   .800       Arcola             2   4   .333
Regina Nationals         2   4   .333       Weyburn Beavers    2   5   .286 

(June 18)  The Arcola ball club, paying its first visit to Weyburn, took it on the chin 10 to 1 at the hands of the Beavers. Southpaw Art Walter turned in a four-hit job on the hill to pick up the win. Beavers' outfielder Dillon Brady drove in five runs with a pair of well-timed hits.

W. Thompson (L) and L. Marchand
Walter (W) and Buchanan 

(June 19)  The Moose Jaw All-Stars and Estevan Elks divided a Southern League doubleheader staged at Moose Jaw's exhibition grounds.

Scoring six unearned runs in an eighth inning Moose Jaw defensive meltdown, the visiting Elks won the afternoon tussle 8 to 2. Estevan's John Berner shut the Stars down on three hits but didn't get breathing room until the eighth when his mates started to pound the ball and, aided by Moose Jaw fielding miscues, put the game away. Catcher Eric Quist led the invaders with a trio of singles while shortstop Mike Karahan doubled and singled.

Berner (W) and Quist
Poulin (L) and Dupuis

In the twilight game, Estevan out-hit their hosts 11 to 6 but the Moose Jaw team came through in the pinches to earn a 6 to 4 victory. "Box Car" Elson of the Elks had a triple, double and single off the slants of winning hurler Ted Davis while Barney Krivel had a three-bagger and single. "Sandy" Thomson laced a double and single to lead the Stars with the bat.

White (L) and Quist
Davis (W) and Dupuis

(June 20)  Overcoming a two-run Nationals' lead, the Regina Windsors plated five big runs in the fourth frame to knock off their Regina foes 5 to 2. "Lefty" Steiner gave up four hits and fanned 13 in winning the mound joust. Outfielder Jack "Lefty" Sharber had two of the Windsors' seven hits. Shortstop Lowell "Chappie" O'Connor had a pair of doubles for the Nats and scored both their runs. 

Steiner (W) and Manthey
Bates (L), Parks (4) and Kokran

(June 21)  The Regina Nationals and Moose Jaw All-Stars failed to reach a decision in their Southern League baseball game as they battled to a 4 - 4 tie in nine innings. A tenth inning was attempted but darkness prevented its completion. Regina catcher Marty Kokran was the game's leading batter with a double and two singles. The Nationals pulled off an infield triple play.

Raisbeck and Kokran
Haigh and Dupuis, Toombs (5)

(June 21)  The visiting Estevan Elks beat the home-standing Weyburn Beavers 5 to 2 in Southern League action. "Lefty" White, with relief help from "Box Car" Elson, picked up the mound triumph over Weyburn's Ralph Hogg. The Elks had the lead throughout the game. White and Weyburn's Andy Young both had a double and single to lead their respective teams in the hitting department.

White (W), Elson (7) and Quist
Hogg (L) and Buchanan

(June 22)  The Regina Windsors pulled into a comfortable lead in their division of the Southern League when they swamped the Moose Jaw All-Stars 11 to 3 at Floodlight Park. Lanky "Babe" Christenson pitched a five-hitter and fanned eleven in picking up the win. Cliff Hogg slammed a home run and single for the Windsors. Teammates Mark Hanna, Bryan Forster, Dave Clayton and "Lefty" Sharber each collected a double and single.

Poulin (L), Davis (7) and Dupuis
Christenson (W) and Manthey

(June 22)  The Regina Nationals and Arcola broke even in a Southern League twin-bill played in the Moose Mountain town.

The Arcolans won the afternoon encounter 5 to 2 as four of their seven base hits off loser "Lefty" Bates went for extra-bases. Arcola outfielder Weatherall pounded a triple, double and single to lead the way. Shortstop Greggain laced a three-bagger and winning hurler Wally Thompson added a double. Lowell "Chappie" O'Connor had a triple and single for the Reginans.

Bates (L) and Kokran
W. Thompson (W) and L. Marchand

The Nats' Eugene Parks held the home team well in check in the late game as the Queen City contingent rolled to an easy 8 to 1 decision. Regina shortstop Chappie O'Connor slugged a grand-slam home run in the seventh. Nationals' catcher Marty Kokran also had a productive time at the plate, slamming a double and two singles.

Parks (W) and Kokran
Robstad (L), D. Marchand (8) and L. Marchand

Standings (as of end of June 22)
Southern Section      W    L     Pct.        Northern Section     W   L   Pct.
Estevan Elks          5    3     .625        Regina Windsors      6   1   .857
Weyburn Beavers       3    6     .333        Moose Jaw All-Stars  5   3   .625
Arcola                3    6     .333        Regina Nationals     3   6   .333

(June 24)  Dee Marchand, chunky righthander for the Arcola entry in the Southern League is the toast of the Moose Mountain town after he pitched a no-hit, no-run game to beat the Weyburn Beavers 4 to 0. The victory sent tne Arcolans into second spot in the southern section of the league. Lefthander Art Walter pitched a decent game for the losers, surrendering but six hits, the longest being a double by third sacker Madson. Arcola second baseman Hanna had a pair of singles.

Walter (L) and Buchanan
D. Marchand (W) and Dallas

(June 24)  Backed by the steady twirling of veteran Bill Nutzhorn, the Moose Jaw All-Stars came through with a 4 to 3 victory over the Regina Nationals. The Stars salted the game away in the seventh when first sacker Jimmy Young belted a two-run dinger off loser Eugene Parks. "Sandy" Thomson with a triple and double as well as third baseman Johnny Carrick with a triple and single played significant roles in the Moose Jaw offensive attack. Young also had a single to go along with his round-tripper. Danny McKenna singled twice fo the Nats.

Parks (L) and Kokran
Nutzhorn (W) and Dupuis

(June 26)  The Moose Jaw All-Stars had their second tie game of the season when thet were involved in a 5 - 5 draw with the Regina Windsors. The Stars out-hit the visitors 8 to 7.  Windsors' chucker Lawrence Steiner homered and teammate "Lefty" Sharber tripled and singled. Coming in with a pair of singles apiece were the Stars' Emery Cawsey and Regina's Bryan Forster

Steiner and Manthey
Carrick and Dupuis

(June 26)  Playing a double-bill in the Energy Town, the Estevan Elks and the visitors from Arcola split the day's spoils.

Johnny Robstad of the visiting Moose Mountain boys tossed a nifty three-hitter in the opener as the Arcolans edged out the Elks by a 3 to 2 score. Wally Thompson had a double and single for the winners.

Robstad (W) and L. Marchand
Berner (L) and Holloway

The evening encounter was a one-sided affair in which Estevan hammered three Arcola pitchers for twelve hits in earning a 10 to 1 victory. Sam "Box Car" Elson threw a six-hitter in posting the win. Eric Quist and Mike Karahan both stroked a double plus a brace of singles for the Beavers. Quist's raps accounted for five RBI's.

W. Thompson (L), Heidelbahl (5), Weatherall (9) and L. Marchand
Elson (W) and Quist    

(June 26)  The Weyburn Beavers invaded Regina's Park de Young and divided a twin-bill with the home-standing Nationals.

Outlucked in the late innings of the afternoon tussle, the Beavers went down to the Nats 7 to 5 in ten frames. The Reginans finally won it in the extra frame when, with two out, Larry Eisler drove in the deciding tally. "Lefty" Bates won it with a five-hitter and also led the Nationals' attack with a double and single.

Hogg (L) and Smith
Bates (W) and Kokran

The late game saw the Weyburnites roar back for a well-earned 4 to 1 victory. The Nationals appeared sluggish in this contest even with their old mound ace Hec McLeod performing. Beavers' oufielder Dillon Brady ripped McLeod's offerings for a trio of one-baggers. Ken McCrimmon picked up a couple of singles for the Nats off winner Art Walter.

Walter (W) and Smith
McLeod (L) and Kokran 

(June 27)  Pitchers on both sides were bombarded all over the diamond in a game that saw the Regina Nationals pound out a 20 to 10 victory over the Regina Windsors. Hitting honors for the night went to Stan Shaley and Marty Kokran of the Nats as well as "Lefty" Steiner of the Windsors. Shaley had a triple, two doubles and two singles. Kokran drilled two home runs plus a double and single while Steiner had a home run, a double and two singles.

Parks (W) and Kokran
Armstrong (L), Christenson (4), Armstrong (6), Bird (8), Foster (9) and Manthey    

(June 28)  Triggered by Bill Traynor's home run and three-baggers from Mike Karahan and Sam "Box Car" Elson, the Estevan Elks pounded out an 8 to 5 victory over the Weyburn Beavers in a Southern League fixture in Weyburn. There were a number of errors in this game, resulting in only three of the Elks' runs and two of the Beavers' tallies being earned. Eric Quist of the winners and losing hurler Andy Young both had a double and single.

Berner (W) and Quist
Young (L) and Kawuza

(June 29)  For the second time in a week, a pitcher on the Arcola team in the Southern League recorded a no-hit, no-run game, this time in eight innings. Righthander Wally Thompson struck out eleven in hurling the Moose Mountain brigade to an 8 to 0 whitewashing of the Weyburn Beavers. Thompson got most of his offensive support from Johnny Robstad who laced a trio of singles and from Chuck Hall who tripled with two on base.    

W. Thompson (W) and Dallas
Hogg (L) and Kawuza

(June 29)   "Lefty" Steiner shutout Moose Jaw on seven hits and helped on offense with an RBI triple as Regina Windsors topped the All-Stars 6-0.  Cliff Hogg led the 11-hit Regina attack with three hits, one a triple. "Goose" Manthey and Cliff Boll each added two hits.  Ted Davis took the loss for Moose Jaw.

Steiner (W) and Manthey
Davis (L) and Dupuis

(July 3)  Back in league warfare after a three-game exhibition series, the Regina Windsors polished off the Moose Jaw All-Stars 8 to 4 at Park de Young. Unbeaten "Lefty" Steiner added another win to his list although he wasn't as sharp as usual. Twice the Stars were within a run of the Regina total but the decision was stowed away in the sixth when the Windsors got to losing twirler Leo Poulin for an additional three counters. Webb Bird and "Goose" Manthey each collected three safeties for the winners, a triple included for Bird and a double in the total for the Regina catcher.  

Poulin (L) and Dupuis
Steiner (W) and Manthey

(July 5)  Hector McLeod of the Regina Nationals was back on the job at Park de Young, turning in a six-hit masterpiece that subdued the Regina Windsors 4 to 2, giving the Nats their second win in a row over the league leaders. "Babe" Christenson, young Windsor moundsman, was a stumbling block for the Nationals most of the time, allowing but five safeties, but he found himself in trouble by issuing eight walks, hitting a batter and throwing a wild pitch. The Nats plated the lead run in the eighth when Ken McCrimmon's bunt sent Joe Haberman scampering home from third. Allan "Lefty" Armstrong of the Windsors was the only batter to lace out two hits in this game. 

McLeod (W) and Kokran
Christenson (L) and Manthey

(July 5)  Playing before a capacity Weyburn fair crowd, the Estevan Elks defeated the Weyburn Beavers 8 to 3. John Berner, twirling for the Elks, fanned twelve in picking up the mound win over Art Walter. Berner, Stu McLeod and Sam Elson each singled twice for the winners. Andy Young and Bill Cousins both tripled and singled for the Dam Builders. 

Berner (W) and Quist
Walter (L) and Kawuza

(July 6)  The Weyburn Beavers doubled the count on Arcola, scoring an 8 to 4 win. The Beavers came out of their batting slump, nicking loser Johnny Robstad for eleven safeties. Dunc Porteous collected four of them while winning pitcher Ralph Hogg had three including a double. For Arcola, catcher Lou Marchand had two singles.

Robstad (L) and L. Marchand
Hogg (W) and Kawuza 

Standings (as of end of July 6)
Southern Section       W    L    Pct.     Northern Section       W    L    Pct.
Estevan Elks           8    4    .667     Regina Windsors        8    3    .727
Arcola                 6    8    .429     Moose Jaw All-Stars    6    5    .545
Weyburn Beavers        5   11    .313     Regina Nationals       6    8    .429

(July 8)  Lusty hitting, backed by the superb pitching of Don Conklin, gave the Moose Jaw All-Stars a 9 to 0 shutout win over the Regina Windsors. There was never any doubt about the outcome of this game as Moose Jaw roared out of the gate, scoring seven times off "Lefty" Armstrong in their first three at-bats. Johnny Carrick homered for the Stars while Conklin had a triple and single. 

Armstrong (L) and Manthey
Conklin (W) and Dupuis 

(July 8)  After taking four consecutive defeats from the Estevan Elks this season, the Weyburn Beavers turned the tables on the Energy towners by trimming their hosts 3 to 2. Trailing by a run in the eighth, the Beavers had a two-out rally sparked by catcher Smith who stroked a two-run double. Second baseman "Babe" Labag of the Elks had a four for four night at the dish.

Walter (W) and Smith
Berner (L) and Quist 

(July 10)  A scheduled doubleheader in Moose Jaw turned out to be only a single game and one that had no winner. After ten innings of baseball with the score deadlocked at 3 to 3, the game between the homestanding Stars and the visiting Regina Nationals was called as a rain storm prevailed. Both teams stroked ten hits with both catchers, Marty Kokran of the Reginans and Moose Jaw's Lawrence Dupuis, leading the way with three hits each. 

Bates, Parks (10) and Kokran
Haigh and Dupuis 

(July 12)  Making his first start in the Southern League, pitcher Bing Miller of the Regina Windsors came away with a win as his mates took out the Regina Nationals 7 to 3. Collecting 15 base blows off three Nats' chuckers, the Windsors provided Miller with an ample supply of runs. Bryan Forster was torrid at the plate, coming away with four hits including a triple. Mark Hanna and Webb Bird followed with a trio of raps each with one of Hanna's being a three-bagger and one of Bird's a double.

Miller (W) and Manthey
Swainson (L), McLeod (3), Parks (6) and Kokran 

(July 12)  An unearned second inning run proved to be the difference as the Estevan Elks shaded the Weyburn Beavers 1 to 0 in a well played contest in Weyburn. The pitchers were the dominant factors in this game with winner Sam "Box Car" Elson surrendering five hits and hard-luck loser Ralph Hogg only four. Beavers' outfielder Andy Young's two hit performance led all batters. 

Elson (W) and Enmark
Hogg (L) and Kawuza 

(July 13)  Chunky portsider "Lefty the Snake" Steiner threw a one-hit shutout at the Moose Jaw All-Stars as the Regina Windsors grabbed a 1 to 0 squeaker to increase their divisional lead in the Southern League. Lawrence Dupuis' slow roller was the only hit charged to the Regina moundsman. Steiner struck out twelve en route to the win. Webb Bird, Windsors' lanky first baseman nicked loser Don Conklin for three singles.

Conklin (L) and Dupuis
Steiner (W) and Manthey

(July 13)  The Weyburn Beavers took their second straight game against the Arcola nine when they dropped the Moose Mountain gang 4 to 2. Hits were scarce as the Beavers out-hit their hosts 5 to 4. Winner Art Walter fanned thirteen and Wally Thompson of the Arcolans whiffed ten. Andy Young of the Beavers and Arcola's Chuck Hall both singled twice.

Walter (W) and Kawuza
W. Thompson (L) and Dallas

(July 15)  The Regina Windsors looked like anything but league leaders, turning in an erratic performance, as they were handed an 8 to 3 drubbing by their city cousins, the Regina Nationals. The Nats, with Eugene Parks on the mound, weren't particularly impressive either but still managed to bunch their hits and take advantage of the opportunities afforded them. Parks fanned 14 Windsors  while allowing six hits. Five batters, Joe Haberman, Art Sihvon and Larry Eisler of the Nationals as well as Webb Bird and Bryan Forster of the Windsors,  wound up with a brace of hits each with one of Haberman's being a double.

Miller (L) and Manthey
Parks (W) and Kokran, Raisbeck (4)

(July 15)  The south-section leading Estevan Elks hammered the homesters from Arcola 11 to 0 as Elks' chucker John Berner tossed a five-hitter. Estevan's Eric Quist and Elmer White both ripped a trio of singles off loser Johnny Robstad.

Berner (W) and Quist
Robstad (L) and A. Marchand

(July 16)  Blasting previously undefeated "Lefty" Steiner from the hill after the first inning, the Moose Jaw All-Stars went on to down the Regina Windsors 8 to 4. Johhny Carrick, the elongated hurler of the Moose Jaw club, held the visitors to four scattered hits in earning the win. Don Conklin, playing the hot corner in this game, and catcher Lawrence Dupuis paced the Stars' offensively with three hits apiece with one of Dupuis' raps dropping in for a double.

Steiner (L), Christenson (2) and Manthey
Carrick (W) and Dupuis   

(July 17)  As their losing stretch continued, the Regina Windsors took it on the chin for the fourth consecutive time, dropping a doubleheader to the visiting Estevan Elks. The scores were 5 to 2 in each case.

The Elks jumped into an early lead and never trailed in the opener. Virgil Neis, with relief assistance from "Lefty" White, garnered the win over Jack Sharber. White was the game's top swinger, drilling four singles.

Neis (W), White ((7) and Quist
Sharber (L) and Manthey

Bing Miller of the Windsors and "Box Car" Elson of the Elks squared off in the finale with Elson and his crew coming out on top. Outfielder Bill Traynor of the Energy Towners paced the swatters with a long triple plus a pair of one-baggers. For the Reginans, Mark Hanna was best with the bat, claiming a three-bagger and a single.

Elson (W) and Quist
Miller (L) and Manthey

(July 17)  Arcola's baseball club handed the Weyburn Beavers second place in the south section of the Southern League when they committed ten errors in a ragged display wherein they were hammered 11 to 3. Lefthander Art Walter coasted to the victory, fanning six while not issuing a walk. Bill Cousins and Andy Young of the Beavers both came through with a triple and single.

Robstad (L) and L. Marchand
Walter (W) and Kawuza

(July 18)  The Moose Jaw All-Stars forged a little further in front of the Regina Windsors  when they downed the Regina Nationals 4 to 0 at the exhibition grounds diamond. Both pitchers of record, winner Don Conklin and Regina's Tom Raisbeck, allowed only four hits but Conklin got better defensive support in his outing. Another big difference was that three of the Stars' hits went for extra bases with Johnny Carrick's triple being the longest blow of the game.

Raisbeck (L) and Sihvon
Conklin (W) and Dupuis

(July 18)  With three of their regulars sidelined with minor injuries, the Estevan Elks put on a ragged display and bowed to the Weyburn Beavers 5 to 2. Ralph Hogg of the Dam Builders fanned eleven in earning the mound triumph over John Berner. Hogg, his batterymate Kawuza and outfielder Dillon Brady all collected a brace of base raps for the winners. Shortstop Mike Karahan was the only Elks' player with a similar output.

Hogg (W) and Kawuza
Berner (L) and Quist

(July 19)  The Moose Jaw All-Stars moved into a full-game lead in the northern section of the Southern League when they took a 3 to 1 Park de Young decision from the Regina Nationals. A two-run sixth inning carried the Stars to victory. Winner George Haigh and loser Winston "Lefty" Bates both tossed four-hitters. Nats' shortstop Lowell "Chappie" O'Connor was the only batter who achieved two hits in this contest.

Haigh (W) and Dupuis
Bates (L) and Sihvon

(July 22)  Although out-hit by a 12 to 5 margin, the Regina Nationals hung another defeat on the slumping Regina Windsors, taking their intra-city rivals down by a score of 4 to 1.  Windsors' "Lefty" Steiner was handed his second defeat as temporary wildness offset his eleven strikeout performance. The Windsors were also inept when scoring opportunities arose, stranding twelve base runners. The night's hitting aces were found in the Windsors' line-up, Steiner and Cliff Hogg both garnering a trio of base knocks, with one of Steiner's labelled as a double.

Parks (W) and Kokran
Steiner (L) and Manthey

Standings (as of end of July 22)
Southern Section        W    L    Pct.    Northern Section       W    L    Pct.
Estevan Elks           12    6    .667    Moose Jaw All-Stars   10    6    .625
Weyburn Beavers         9   12    .429    Regina Windsors       10    9    .526
Arcola                  6   11    .353    Regina Nationals       8   11    .421

(July 23)  Breaking out of their recent downswing in a big way, the Regina Windsors clobbered the Moose Jaw All-Stars 9 to 3. Nats' infielder Bryan Forster led the bombardment at the plate as he clouted a pair of home runs, one with the bases full, off losing hurler Bill Nutzhorn and later drilled a single to account for seven RBI's. Other offensive bright lights for the Reginans were Webb Bird with three singles and Mark Hanna with a triple and single. Coloured first baseman Jimmy Young of the Stars had a double and two singles off winning hurler "Babe" Christenson. 

Christenson (W) and Manthey
Nutzhorn (L), Haigh (5) and Dupuis

(July 23)    Young "Tig" Mitchell set down the Weyburn Beavers on four hits Tuesday as the hometow Estevan Elks captured a 5-1 decision.  Eric Quist and Mitchell each had two hits for the Elks.  Dillon Brady had a pair for Weyburn. Lefty Walter took the loss.

Walter (L), Young (8) and xxx
Mitchell (W) and xxx

(July 24)  Weyburn's pride, the Beavers, stepped out in impressive fashion and took a doubleheader from the Moose Jaw All-Stars.

The Weyburnites got out of the gate quickly in the matinee event, scoring five in their first two times at bat while picking up a 10 to 2 win. Moose Jaw starter Leo Poulin was forced to retire to the outfield after facing only one batter when a finger on his pitching hand was damaged making a play on Dillon Brady's comebacker. Johnny Carrick took over and the Beavers proceded to climb all over him for a total of 14 hits to make Ralph Hogg an easy winner. Weyburn outfielder Stavely led all batters in this tussle with a triple and two singles. Hogg helped himself with the stick, poking a trio of one-baggers.

Poulin, Carrick (1) (L) and Dupuis
Hogg (W) and Kowuza

In the late game, portsider Art Walter proceeded to set the Mill City squad down on five scattered safeties as the Dam Builders triumphed 8 to 1. Johnny Carrick, who was obliged to do mound duty again, was nicked for eleven hits in tasting defeat once more. Weyburn shortstop Dunc Porteous, with a triple and a pair of singles, topped all hitters at the plate.

Carrick (L), Thomson (8) and Dupuis
Walter (W) and Kawuza 

(July 24)  Hosting a twin-bill with Arcola, the Regina Nationals reeled off one victory but had to settle for a tie the second time out.

The Nationals triumphed in the lid-lifter 6 to 2 as veteran "Swainey" Swainson kicked through with a six-hit mound effort to get the better of Arcola's Dee Marchand who was nicked for 12 safeties by the Reginans. Marty Kokran of the Nationals had a three-hit output to lead all batters in this department. 

D. Marchand (L) and L. Marchand
Swainson (W) and Kokran

The Moose Mountainers rallied to earn a 4 - 4 draw in the late game. Down 4 to 1 in the sixth inning of the eight-frame finale, the Arcolans evened the score on two base hits and a pair of errors by the Nats. Arcola outfielders J. Thompson and Maxwell both stroked a double and single. Regina catcher Marty Kokran singled twice.

Robstad and L. Marchand
Raisbeck and Kokran  

(July 25)  The Regina Nationals galloped to an easy 7 to 2 victory over the Moose Jaw All-Stars in a Southern League fixture at the exhibition grounds. Regina outfielder Alvin Fritz picked up a double and single off lanky Stars' pitcher Don Conklin. With two singles apiece were teammates Art Sihvon and Joe Haberman. Connecting for a brace of one-baggers of Nats' winner "Lefty" Bates were Jimmy Young and Johnny Dawson.

Bates (W) and Kokran
Conklin (L) and Dupuis

(July 26)  With one highly productive offensive outburst backed by the stellar pitching of Ralph Hogg, the Weyburn Beavers defeated the Estevan Elks 5 to 2. Hogg had eleven strikeouts, several coming in crucial situations, in an impressive performance. His only nemesis was the Elks' Sam "Box Car" Elson who touched him up for three safeties. Weyburn outfielder Davidson picked up a double and single in support of Hogg.  
                     
Neis (L) and Holloway
Hogg (W) and Kawuza

(July 26)  The Moose Jaw All-Stars, leaders of the northern section of the Southern League only four days ago, are now in the cellar position following their 4 to 3 defeat at the hands of the up-and-coming Regina Nationals. The veteran George Haigh of Moose Jaw and Gene Parks of the Nationals hooked up in a hurling duel that saw each nicked for seven safeties. The Reginans held a narrow lead throughout the contest with Stan Shaley's seventh inning triple sealing the deal. Shaley finished with two hits. His teammate, Lowell "Chappie" O'Connor, also had a brace, one of which was a double. Moose Jaw infielder "Sandy" Thomson singled twice.

Haigh (L) and Dupuis
Parks (W) and Kokran

(July 27)  The Moose Jaw All-Stars and Estevan Elks divided the honors in their double bill in the Energy town.

The two teams battled through 15 tense and thrilling innings in the afternoon event before the Elks got a break and won out 7 to 5. A muffed fly ball in the bottom of the 15th sent burly outfielder Bill Traynor to the plate and he promptly cracked a circuit clout with one on to end the game. In this extended encounter, Estevan's Eric Quist came up with four base hits, one being a double, in seven at-bats.

Poulin, Haight (14) (L) Dupuis
Berner (W) and Quist

Even though out-hit 14 to 10, Moose Jaw rebounded for a 5 to 3 victory in the late encounter. Don Conklin got the win over "Box Car" Elson who was bounced early. Mike Karahan of the Elks had a triple and three singles to lead all batters. "Babe" Labag contributed a brace of doubles and a single to earn the place position in the batting department.  

Conklin (W) and Dupuis
Elson (L), Mitchell (2) and Quist

(July 27)  Regina Windsors, leaders in the northern section of the Southern League, made an appearance in Arcola and could do no better than break even with the homesters, tailenders of the southern section.

The Windsors went down 4 to 3 in the afternoon event, blowing a ninth inning 3 to 1 lead. Lou Marchand and J. Thompson of the winners had four and three hits respectively as Johnny Robstad claimed the comeback win.

Christenson (L) and Manthey
Robstad (W) and A. Marchand

The Reginans turned the tables on their hosts in the second half of the day as they staged a four-run ninth inning outbust to win 5 to 2. Bryan Forster's triple followed by Cliff Hogg's double set the stage for the winning and insurance markers. Forster wound up with two hits as did Regina third baseman Stan Gustafson. Outfielder Weatherall and catcher A. Marchand of the Arcolans both singled twice.

Steiner (W) and Clayton
D. Marchand (L) and A. Marchand

(July 29)  The Regina Nationals stretched their current undefeated streak to six games by coming from behind to score a 4 to 2 win over the Moose Jaw All-Stars. "Lefty" Bates set the All-Stars down on six scattered hits and never let a Moose Jaw runner past second base in the last five innings. The game was won in the last of the seventh when outfielder Ken McCrimmon of the Nats poled out a double and was promptly driven home on Stan Shaley's triple. Shaley then plated the insurance marker when Art Sihvon ripped out a single. Four players, Lawrence Dupuis and Sandy Thomson of the Stars as well as Sihvon and Joe Trapp of the Reginans, all singled twice in the game.

Carrick (L) and Dupuis
Bates (W) and Kokran

 (July 29)  Six errors by Arcola in the first three innings proved to be their downfall as they allowed the Estevan Elks to score four unearned markers, giving the Energy Towners a 4 to 0 triumph. Virgil Neis limited the visiting Arcolans to four hits in earning the shutout win. He also led all batters with two hits.

D. Marchand (L) and L. Marchand
Neis (W) and Holloway 

(July 31)  The Moose Jaw All-Stars took a double trimming when they met the Arcola entry in a Southern League doubleheader played at Carlyle Lake.
 
Six errors by Moose Jaw paved the way for a 10 to 6 Arcola triumph in the afternoon encounter. Arcola shortstop Greggain drilled a home run and triple in powering the winners' offense. Moose Jaw outfielder Eddie Scott had a double and three singles for the Friendly City bunch. First baseman Chuck Hall of the homesters did well from the batter's box as well, slapping out three singles. 

Poulin (L) and Dupuis
D. Marchand (W) and L. Marchand

A ninth-inning run was the difference in the owl event and allowed the Moose Mountain boys to take the contest by a 3 to 2 count. Catcher Lou Marchand of the winners had a big game with the hickory, going four for four, all raps being singles. Arcola's Greggain followed with three one-baggers. The Stars' Johnny Carrick was, by far, their best hitter as he produced a triple, double and single.

Haigh (L) and Dupuis
Robstad (W) and L. Marchand

(July 31)  Although dropping both games of a Park de Young twin bill to the Regina Windsors, the Weyburn Beavers supplied fans with a pair of snappy performances.

The Windsors took the afternoon contest by a 4 to 3 count when a brilliant double-play, engineered by Bryan Forster, nipped a ninth-inning Weyburn rally. Although the Beavers out-hit their Regina rivals, they were unable to connect for hits when it mattered most. Cliff Hogg's triple and double paced the winners' offensive production. Outfielder Davidson and Sid Craddock both singled twice for the Soo-Liners

Hogg (L) and Kawusa
Miller (W) and Manthey

The Beavers had a couple of fielding lapses in the nightcap which cost them a 6 to 1 defeat. A pair of southpaws toed the rubber in this one wth "Lefty" Steiner getting the win over Art "Lefty" Walter. Only one player, Weyburn outfielder Andy Young, was able to come up with more than a single hit in this encounter. Young lashed out three singles.

Walter (L) and Kawuza
Steiner (W) and Manthey

(August 3)  The Regina Windsors and home-standing Moose Jaw All-Stars settled nothing as they engaged in an eight-inning 5 - 5 draw. The contest ended early because of darkness, Stan Gustafson, Windsors' third baseman had three hits on the board when the game was called. 

Christenson, Steiner (7) and Manthey
Nutzhorn and Dupuis

(August 5)  The Moose Jaw All-Stars ran into "Lefty" Steiner on one of his good nights at Park de Young and went home smarting under a 3 to 1 defeat. With a two-hitter, Steiner had the Stars eating out of his hand. Regina's Cliff Hogg, a mighty batter in his moments, had four safeties for the winners, three of them doubles.

Poulin (L) and Dupuis
Steiner (W) and Manthey

(August 5)  In a rather listless Southern League encounter, the Weyburn Beavers emerged with a 7 to 2 decision over the Arcola nine. Lefthander Art Walter picked up the mound decision, tossing a five-hitter. Dillon Brady and Sid Craddock of the Beavers each connected for three singles. Arcola's Chuck Hall picked up two singles for the losers.

D. Marchand (L) and A. Marchand
Walter (W) and Kawuza

(August 6)  In a free-hitting affair, the Estevan Elks disposed of the team from Arcola 9 to 5. Elks' shortstop Mike Karahan had a banner game at the dish, slamming a double and three singles. 

W. Thompson (L) and L. Marchand
Berner (W) and Newton, Holloway (2) 

(August 7)  The Moose Jaw All-Stars jumped out of their two-week slump by trimming the Weyburn Beavers twice in a pair of Southern League fixtures in the Mill City.

The Stars hung on to edge the Soo-Liners 2 to 1 in the afternoon game. Weyburn had the edge in base-hits, 7 to 6, but counted just a single eighth inning tally off Moose Jaw chucker Leo Poulin when second sacker Bill Cousins drilled a bases-empty homer. Cousins wound up with two hits, the same number as "Sandy" Thomson of the Stars.

Hogg (L) and Kawuza
Poulin (W) and Dupuis

George Haigh, backed by a sound defense, blanked the Beavers in the second tilt as the Friendly City nine prevailed 3 to 0. Both clubs produced six hits in this affair with Weyburn's Andy Young and Bill Cousins both coming through with a double and single. Jimmy Young and "Sandy" Thomson of the Stars both singled twice.

Walter (L) and Kawuza
Haigh (W) and Dupuis

(August 7)  The Regina Nationals drew to within a game of the northern section lead in the Southern League when the took out the visiting Estevan Elks twice at Park de Young.

The Nats' "Lefty" Bates probably had his best outing of the season in the opener as the Reginans prevailed 7 to 1. Bates limited the Elks to six base raps while whiffing seven. Joe Trapp had a pair of doubles for the Reginans. His Nats' sidekick, Ken McCrimmon and the Elks' "Babe" Labag both singled twice. 

Neis (L), White (4) and Holloway
Bates (W) and Kokran

After putting away the Elks comfortably in the matinee event, the Nationals maintained their momentum in the finale, romping over the visitors 9 to 3.  Virgil Neis, formerly a standout hurler with the Nacmine Athletics, dropped his second decision of the day to the Nats. Tom Raisbeck had six strikeouts in recording the three-hit win. Regina's Joe Haberman led all swatters, picking up three singles. Stan Shaley was next in line with a double and single. Raisbeck helped his cause by drilling a pair of one-baggers.  

Neis (L), Mitchell (4) and Quist
Raisbeck (W) and Kokran 

Standings (as of end of August 7)
Southern Section        W    L    Pct.      Northern Section      W     L     Pct.
Estevan Elks           16   10   .615       Regina Windsors       15   10    .600
Weyburn Beavers        13   17   .433       Regina Nationals      14   11    .560
Arcola                  9   16   .360       Moose Jaw All-Stars   13   16    .448

(August 8)  In six dreary innings at Park de Young, the Regina Windsors completely slaughtered the Moose Jaw All-Stars 12 to 1. Bing Miller pitched three complete innings for the Windsors, allowing all four Moose Jaw hits and their lone run. "Babe" Christenson came in to begin the fourth and blanked the Stars the rest of the way, not allowing a runner past first base. Loser Johnny Carrick was unmercifully subjected to tossing the entire game for the Stars who certainly failed to twinkle on this night. Leading the way offensively for the Reginans was "Lefty" Steiner with a triple and a pair of singles. Not far behind was Bryan Forster with a double plus a brace of one-baggers.

Carrick (L) and Dupuis
Miller, Christenson (4) (W) and Manthey

(August 9)  The Regina Nationals continued to show signs of regaining their championship form of previous seasons as they moved to within a half game of the Regina Windsors by decisioning their city rivals 8 to 4 on the Park de Young diamond. The game was nip-and-tuck until the bottom of the fourth when usually reliable "Lefty" Steiner imploded and allowed five Nats' runs, bringing about his shift to the outfield. Other than for a first inning lapse, winner Eugene Parks was poised and seemed in control while toiling on the mound. Danny McKenna paced the Nats at the dish with a pair of singles and a double.                                                                   

Steiner (L), Clayton (5) and Manthay
Parks (W) and Kokran

(August 9)  Still smarting from a doubleheader loss in Regina, the Estevan Elks got down to business early and shut out the Weyburn Beavers 6 to 0. "Long John" Berner earned the win with a seven-hitter. He also collected three of the Elks' eight safeties off loser Ralph Hogg. Bill Cousins and Andy Young had two hits each for Weyburn.

Hogg (L) and Cousins
Berner (W) and Quist

(August 9)  The Regina Leader-Post reported in their edition of this date that the Southern League team from Arcola had called it a season and would not contest any more of their scheduled games in the circuit. As a result, both the Estevan Elks and Weyburn Beavers will square off in the best three of five southern section playoff.

(August 10)  The Moose Jaw All-Stars kept the Regina Nationals from gaining a first-place northern section tie with the Regina Windsors by trimming the visitors 7 to 6 in a seven-inning fixture at Moose Jaw's exhibition grounds. The game was a replay of a tie of July 12th. "Sandy" Thomson had a home run, triple and single in propelling the Stars' offense.

Bates, Raisbeck (3) (L) and Kokran
Nutzhorn (W) and Toombs

(August 12)  The Estevan Elks in their final scheduled appearance in Weyburn took home the spoils by edging the Beavers 2 to 1. John Berner of the Elks notched the win over mound opponent Art "Lefty" Walter. Berner also picked up a couple of singles for the winners. Walter also did well at the plate, hitting a triple and single. Outfielder Andy Young of the Beavers rounded out the list of two-hit players, belting a double and single.

Berner (W) and Quist
Walter (L) and Cousins

(August 12)  The Regina Nationals banged out twelve safeties against the Moose Jaw All-Stars to take the seven-inning encounter 7 to 2 and again climb to within a half game of the northern section lead. Joe Haberman of the Nats went a perfect four for four at the dish with one of his raps being a double. Jimmy Young, first baseman of the All-Stars, found the offerings of winning hurler Tom Raisbeck much to his liking as he also had a perfect night, going three for three, one of which was a two-bagger.   

Haigh (L) and Dupuis
Raisbeck (W) and Kokran

(August 13)  The Regina Windsors won a  3 to 2 thriller over the Regina Nationals to open up a game and a half lead over their city pursuers. A moment of wildness in the seventh cost Nationals' chucker Gene Parks the decision. He uncorked a wild pitch allowing Bryan Forster to score the winning run from third base. "Lefty" Bates picked up the win in the closely fought contest. Lowell "Chappie" O'Connor, the Nationals' shortstop, was a decided nuisance to Steiner, drilling three hits, including a double, to lead all comers. Forster and Cliff Boll of the Windsors both checked in with a double and single while the Nats' Joe Trapp singled twice.

Steiner (W) and Manthey 
Parks (L) and Kokran 

(August 14)  The Regina Windsors cruised to a 16 to 3 swamping of the Moose Jaw All-Stars in a Southern League game shortened to seven frames because of darkness. Outfielder Mark Hanna of the Windsors slammed a home run and a pair of singles to pace the winners. Teammate Cliff Hogg picked up three singles and Lawrence "Lefty" Steiner kicked in with a triple and double.

Christenson (W) and Manthey
Poulin (L), Carrick (4), MacDonald (5) and Dupuis 

(August 14)  The Regina Nationals out-hit and outplayed the Estevan Elks in a double bill staged in the Energy Town.

Tom Raisbeck of the Nats opposed the Elks "Lefty" White in the opener as the Reginans laced the bespectacled veteran for 14 hits to win 7 to 2. Regina catcher Marty Kokran lit up White for a rousing dinger.

Raisbeck (W) and Kokran
White (L) and Quist

Raisbeck went back to the mound for the twilight tilt and tossed another nine frames, bringing his total to 18 for the day, as the visitors again prevailed, this time by an 8 to 6 score. The Elks had things going their way early but lost control in the eighth and ninth as the Nationals fought back to win. Outfielder Dave Newton banged out three hits for Estevan.

Raisbeck (W) and Kokran
Elson, Mitchell (4) (L) and Quist 

(August  15)  The Regina Windsors clinched first place in the northern section of the Southern League after a 9 to 5 win over the Regina Nationals. The game at Park de Young lasted only seven innings as darkness set in. The Windsors put the game away early scoring seven runs in the third frame and sending loser "Lefty" Bates to the showers in the process. Surprise starter Cliff Hogg of the Windsors lasted 4 1/3 innings before giving way to "Lefty" Steiner. Cliff Boll and "Goose" Manthey had two singles apiece for the winners. Nats' catcher Marty Kokran drilled a four-bagger. Although the league schedule called for one more meeting between the two Regina clubs, that game has now been cancelled so that northern section playoff action can begin. 

Bates (L), Parks (3) and Kokran
C. Hogg, Steiner (5) (W) and Manthey 

Final Standings
Southern Section           W    L    Pct.         Northern Section        W    L    Pct.
Estevan Maple Leafs       18   12    .600         Regina Windsors        19    11   .633
Weyburn Beavers           13   19    .406         Regina Nationals       18    14   .563
Arcola                     9   16    .360         Moose Jaw All-Stars    14    19   .424 

SECTIONAL  PLAYOFFS

(August 15)  Undefeated against the Weyburn Beavers this season, "Long John" Berner's record was still intact after the Estevan Elks and their guests from the Soo City were deadlocked 2 - 2 when the first playoff game was called for darkness after 11 scrappy innings. Berner had eleven strikeouts to his credit while allowing eight safeties, three of which came off the bat of Andy Young. Weyburn's Ralph Hogg whiffed seven and gave up only four safeties.

Hogg and Kawuza
Berner and Quist 

(August 19)  The Weyburn Beavers have drawn first blood in their southern section playoff as they walked off with a well deserved 6 to 3 triumph over the Estevan Elks. Southpaw chucker Art Walter of the Beavers handcuffed the Elks on three hits to take the decision from John Berner. With the game deadlocked at 3 - 3 entering the bottom of the sixth inning, the Weyburnites loaded the bases. Andy Young scored the go-ahead run on an infield out and then Sid Craddock drove home the other two runners with a timely single.

Berner (L) and Quist
Walter and Kawuza 

(August 20)  Mark Hanna's bottom of the seventh double drove in the tying marker as the Regina Windsors and the Regina Nationals opened up their northern sectional playoff by battling to a 2 - 2 draw. The Nats had edged ahead 2 to 1 in the top half of the same inning when their chucker, Tom Raisbeck, hit a two-bagger to plate Luther Fritz. The Windsors had a slight edge in base hits, 8 to 7. Cliff Hogg of the Windsors and the Nationals' Joe Haberman both stroked two hits in this affair with one of Hogg's being a double.

Raisbeck and Kokran
Steiner and Manthey  

(August 21)  Scoring three times in the top of the fourteenth inning, the Weyburn Beavers won their second consecttive 6 to 3 playoff victory over the Estevan Elks. Ralph Hogg of the Dam Builders pitched all 14 frames to earn the win. He also plated the go-ahead run when, after doubling off Tig Mitchell to lead off the fifth extra-frame, was driven home on Dillon Brady's single. Brady and Bill Cousins added insurance markers off reliever Sam "Box Car" Elson. Andy Young had a pair of doubles and a single to lead the winners at the plate. Brady followed by drilling three singles. Elson was top dog for the Antlered Tribe, hitting a three-bagger and a brace of singles while Mike Labag singled three times. 

Hogg (W) and Kawuza
Mitchell (L), Elson (14) and Quist

(August 21)  After falling behind 5 to 0, the Regina Windsors made a gallant attempt at a comeback but fell just short as they were nosed out 5 to 4 by the Regina Nationals in a northern section playoff game at Park de Young. Out-hit 9 to 7, the Nats proved to be more dangerous with the stick when it mattered most. Loser "Babe" Christenson's control cost him as the three batters who he walked all eventually scored. Marty Kokran, Johnny Stoyand and Stan Shaley all laced a brace of hits for the Nats with one of Kokran's being a three-bagger and one of Shaley's a double. Stan Gustafson and "Goose" Manthey both singled twice for the Windsors. 

Christenson (L) and Manthey
Parks (W), Bates (8) and Kokran

(August 22)  After six hectic innings of baseball, the Weyburn Beavers and Estevan Elks were unable to declare a winner as darkness ended their southern section playoff game with the score knotted at 6 - 6, the second tie in their series. The Beavers had an early lead but had to come back with a pair of fourth inning tallies to gain the draw. Three Weyburnites, Bill Cousins, George Frederickson and outfielder Stavely, had two hits, with one of Cousins' being a double. Weyburn still maintains a two game lead in the series.

Berner, White (1) and Quist
Walter and Kawuza

(August 22)  The Regina Nationals showed their most convincing form of the year as they set down the northern section pennant winning Regina Windsors 9 to 5 to grab a two game lead in their sectional playoff series. Rapping out 13 hits, five of them doubles, the Nats knocked Windsors' ace "Lefty" Steiner from the hill after four innings when they jumped into a 6 to 0 lead. Outfielder Joe Haberman had a double and three singles in leading the Nationals from the batters' box. Shortstop Lowell "Chappie" O'Connor kicked in with a double and single, a feat duplicated by Bryan Forster of the Windsors.  

Bates (W), Raisbeck (7) and Kokran
Steiner (L), Sharber (5) and Manthey

(August 23)  Torrential rain spiked efforts of the Weyburn Beavers to put away their third and final triumph over the Estevan Elks. The Beavers were leading 4 to 0 in the fourth inning when the heavens opened up and washed away their big lead. The downpour flooded the diamond. 

(August 23)  A darkness shortened, six-inning 8 to 5 win by the Regina Windsors kept them on life-support in their northern section playoff with the Regina Nationals. It wasn't pretty but a win is a win and, even though they staggered through this one, there is still a tomorrow for them. The Windsors used three pitchers for a couple of innings each. A five-run top of the fourth was the decisive moment in this contest for the winners. Cliff Hogg wound up as the game's most proficient batsman, with a three for four performance from within the batters' box.

Steiner, Clayton (3) (W), Christenson (5) and Manthey
Raisbeck (L), Bates (4) and Kokran 

(August 24)  The Weyburn Beavers and Estevan Elks played their third deadlocked game in a "survival of the fittest" series for the southern section tilte of the Southern League, the final score being 6 - 6. The Beavers held a 5 to 0 lead heading into the bottom of the eighth and appeared to be well on their way to wrapping up the series. The Antlered Tribe suddenly came to life and shelled Ralph Hogg from the hill while scoring six times. A close safe call at first base on an infield ground ball with two out allowed the Dam Builders to plate a run from third which knotted the count. Weyburn outfielder Stavely led all hitters with a three single production.

Hogg, Young (8) and Kawuza
Elson, White (5) and Quist

(August 24)  Surprise starter Jack Sharber, cushioned by an opening-inning 4 to 0 lead, pitched the Regina Windsors to a 4 to 3 victory over the Regina Nationals, a win which squared the best of five series at two games apiece. Facing elimination for the second night in a row, the Windsors took advantage of a first frame error by the Nats plus a double by "Goose" Manthey to get out of the gate with plenty of momentum. Gene Parks pitched well in defeat, limiting the Windsors to six hits. Lawrence "Lefty" Steiner of the Windsors and the Nationals' Art Sihvon both had a pair of hits, with one of Steiner's being a two-bagger.

Parks (L) and Kokran
Sharber (W) and Manthey

(August 26)  The Estevan Elks, behind the fine pitching performance of John Berner, prolonged the southern section playoff with an 11 to 1 pasting of the Weyburn Beavers.. "Long John" held the Soo City crew to three scattered hits, one a three-bagger by Sid Craddock in the eighth when the Beavers scored their only run. The Energy Town gang pounded three Weyburn hurlers for thirteen hits with Berner collecting three of them. Every batter in the Elks line-up had at least one base rap.

Berner (W) and Quist
Young (L), Hogg (2), Walter (5) and Kawuza

(August 26)  The greatest band of "come-backers" the Southern League has known, the Regina Nationals stand ready to take on Estevan or Weyburn for the baseball laurels they have come from behind so often to win. In the cellar of their section of the Southern League just a month ago, they won the final game of their playoff series, beating the Regina Windsors 8 to 4. In finally subduing a club that had burned up the league all summer, the Nats looked like convincing winners, out-hitting their city cousins 12 to 6. The Nats picked up their four runs in the first two innings but, after that, winning chucker Eugene Parks did not allow a runner past second base. First sacker Webb Bird was the only batter from the Windsors to consistently nail the offerings of Parks, stroking a double and two singles. Art Sihvon had two triples among his three hits in the Nats' twelve-hit onslaught against loser "Lefty" Steiner.

Steiner (L) and Manthey
Parks (W) and Kokran 

(August 27)  Climaxing a fighting comeback on the arm of bespectacled Elmer "Lefty" White, the Estevan Elks swept both ends of a playoff doubleheader against the Weyburn Beavers to emerge as Southern League finalists against the Regina Nationals.

When Estevan starter "Tig" Mitchell got into trouble in the second inning of the afternoon tilt, White came on as a "fireman" to handcuff the Beavers the rest of the way as the Antlered Tribe squeaked out a 5 to 4 decision to tie the series. Outfielder Bill Traynor had a brace of raps, one being a triple, for the Energy Town gang. The Beavers four hits were divided, two each, between Andy Young and Bill Cousins with one of Young's dropping for two bases.

Hogg (L) and Kawuza
Mitchell, White (2) (W) and Quist

Back to the mound White went for the last game, administering a crushing 7 to 0 shutout against the Soo City gang to wrap up the comeback. Dominant in this one, he fanned nine and limited the Beavers to three paltry singles as his mates jumped all over loser Art Walter for nine safeties including two each by Mike Karahan and Eric Quist.

Walter (L) and Cousins
White (W) and Quist

SOUTHERN  LEAGUE  FINAL  SERIES

(August 28)  The Regina Nationals got the jump on the Estevan Elks in the first two games of the Southern League final series as they administered a double shutout defeat on Estevan, right on the Elks' home diamond.

Lefthander Winston Bates tossed a two-hitter as the Nats whitewashed the Elks 6 to 0 in the matinee game. The Energy Towners seemed to be somewhat listless after their hard fought series against Weyburn as the Nationals tucked this one away early, knocking loser John Berner from the hill in the second frame. Outfielder Alvin Fritz picked up a double and single for the Reginans and first baseman Stan Shaley blasted a home run.

Bates (W) and Kokran
Berner (l), White (2) and Quist

The Nats played their second defensively sound game in a row in taking the owl event, a seven inning affair shortened by darkness, 4 to 0. Eugene Parks yielded six hits for the Regina nine and kept them scattered, coming through with a pair of strikeouts in the sixth when Estevan threatened to rob him of his shutout. Alvin Fritz of the Nationals and Estevan's Sam "Box Car" Elson both singled twice in this encounter.

Parks (W) and Kokran
Berner (L), Elson (5) and Quist

(August 30)  Loads of fight and some noteworthy twirling by "Long John" Berner kept the Estevan Elks in the Southern League playoff picture as they trimmed the Regina Nationals 7 to 2 at Park de Young. The Soo Liners were worthy winners although they never really had a stranglehold on things until the top of the ninth when they plated four runs. Leading the Estevan 13-hit attack against loser Tom Raisbeck were catcher Cliff Holloway who banged out a triple and a pair of singles as well as shortstop Mike Karahan who had a three-bagger plus a single. The Nats' top dog at the dish was flychaser Alvin Fritz who came through with a triple and a one-bagger.

Berner (W) and Holloway
Raisbeck (L) and Kokran 

(August 31)  A fourth consecutive Southern League crown came the way of the Regina Nationals as they took a hard-fought 2 to 1 decision from the Estevan Elks to take the final series three games to one. An eighth inning passed ball by catcher Cliff Holloway allowed the winning marker to score from third. It was a thrill-producing game featuring a pair of southpaws, Bates and White, who were pitching at their finest. The Nats out-hit their Soo Line guests 8 to 5 as Art Sihvon and third baseman Brown of the hosts as well as Barney Krivel of the Energy Towners each collected a pair of singles.

White (L) and Holloway
Bates (W) and Kokran

SOUTH  SASKATCHEWAN  CHAMPIONSHIP  SERIES

After taking out the Estevan club in four games to claim a fourth consecutive Southern League championship, the Regina Nationals found themselves being challenged for the overall supremacy of the southern half of the province by the Broadview Red Sox, an unaffiliated club with an impressive record in exhibition play.

Broadview Red Sox player roster for the south Saskatchewan senior baseball championship
Bates Kitchie C, Chilton OF, Conn "Bus" 1B, Edwards Chris 3B, Gibson "Walkie" OF, Horeak Harold SS, Purper John P, Schappert Roy 2B, Sinclair Mack OF, Townsend Bert OF, Vogeli Belton P

Regina Nationals player roster for the south Saskatchewan senior baseball championship
Brown 3B, Fritz Alvin OF, Haberman Joe OF, Kokran Marty C, McCrimmon Ken OF, Parks Eugene "Lefty" P, Raisbeck Tom P, Shaley Stan 1B, Sihvon Art 2B, Stoyand Johnny OF, Trapp Joe SS

(September 2)  In a Labor Day doubleheader played at Regina's Park de Young, the Regina Nationals gained a one-game edge on the Broadview Red Sox in the quest for the south Saskatchewan championship when they won the first contest and gained a tie in the second encounter which had to be curtailed after seven innings of play because of darkness.

The Nats struck quickly in the matinee event, collecting four first-inning runs off Broadview's John Purpura, and then cruised to a 7 to 4 victory. Regina's southpaw Gene Parks was at his best for the first six innings, allowing only one hit. Toward the end, the Red Sox got to him but failed to make up for their bad start. He wound up tossing a six-hitter with three of the blows against him being drilled by shortstop Harold Horeak. Three batters in the Nationals' line-up, Joe Haberman, Alvin Fritz and Stan Shaley ripped a brace of base raps with one of Haberman's being a triple.

Purpura (L) and Bates
Parks (W) and Kokran

In the twilight finale, "Lefty" Parks was sent to the hill again in an attempted iron-man performance, a plan which was aborted early as Tom Raisbeck had to come to his rescue to keep the visitors from claiming more than one first-inning run. The Nats plated the equalizer in the second but the scoring for the day ended there as the two teams settled for a 1 - 1 draw. The Nats out-hit the mainliner visitors 5 to 4 as Stan Shaley ripped a double and single while teammate Joe Trapp singled twice off Belton Vogeli, formerly of the Southern League's Milestone Sioux.

Vogelli and Bates
Parks, Raisbeck (1) and Kokran

(September 4)  The Regina Nationals still need one victory before they can be crowned southern Saskatchewan senior baseball champions. The Southern League kingpins split a playoff doubleheader with the Broadview Red Sox in the third and fourth games of the series which were played in the Mainline town.

The Nationals prevailed 10 to 7 in the early game, falling behind early but gradually getting to loser Bert Townsend who they drove to the showers in the seventh frame when they plated a total of five markers. First baseman Stan Shaley of the Reginans was their most dangerous hitter attaining three hits, two of which were circuit clouts. Broadview infielders Harold Horeak and Chris Edwards also banged out three hits in a losing cause.

Raisbeck (W) and Kokran
Townsend (L), Vogelli (7), Webb (9) and Bates

Facing elimination in the follow-up game, the Sox responded and eked out a 10 to 8 thriller over the Queen City invaders. Winston "Lefty" Bates of the Nats, a product of Broadview, pitched a steady game but received poor defensive support as the Reginans committed seven errors. The Nationals led from the beginning until Broadview tied the score in the seventh. The ninth inning provided plenty of excitement which was capped by Red Sox' shortstop Harold Horeak's two-run walk-off homer. First baseman "Bus" Conn of the winners was the game's most consistent man with the club, notching a trio of base whacks. 

W. Bates (L) and Kokran
Gibson, Purpur (2) (W) and K. Bates

(September 4)   The Regina Nationals won the title in the boardroom.  An announcement from from the Saskatchewan Amateur Baseball Association declared that the Regina Nationals had been awarded the south Saskatchewan senior amateur baseball championship. The report went on to state that the action had been taken as a result of Broadview using player "Walkie" Gibson who was registered as a member of the Arcola club and whose transfer had not been received in time to make him eligible to play for Broadview.

(September 5)  With the tiara for the southern half of the province already in their possesion as a result of the S.A.B.A. ruling, the Regina Nationals decided to carry on with their next scheduled game in Broadview anyway, although it now was a meaningless exhibition contest. Determined to win the game and the title on their merits, the Nationals then shutout the Red Sox 9 to 0 as "Lefty" Bates tossed a one-hitter. 

W. Bates (W) and Kokran
Gibson (L), Purpur (8) and K. Bates

SASKATCHEWAN  SENIOR  BASEBALL  CHAMPIONSHIP  SERIES

Next in line, ready to put the Regina Nationals in their place and restore some pride for the northern half of Saskatchewan, stood the Neilburg All-Stars. Neilburg had just won the northern crown by knocking off the Crooked River Lumberjacks. They were somewhat of an unknown quantity in the south country except for their lone appearance there in the May 24 tournament in Moose Jaw when they had beaten the Southern League's Moose Jaw All-Stars 10 to 3 before losing the tournament final to Medicine Hat. The best three out of five final for the Leader-Post trophy began on the diamond of the northern villagers.

Neilburg All-Stars player roster for the Saskatchean senior baseball championship
Arnold "Lefty" P, Besse Tom 3B/C, Ellis Walter OF, Flohr A. P, Forsythe Walter 3B, Gibbons Lindsay 1B, McKenzie Tom OF, Oakes "Red" OF, Prediger Pete C/SS, Russell Edmund 2B, Wright Ron SS/OF

Regina Nationals player roster for the Saskatchewan senior baseball championship
Bates Winston "Lefty" P, Farquhar Jack 3B, Fritz Alvin OF, Haberman Joe 3B, Kokran Marty C, McCrimmon Ken OF, Parks Eugene P, Porter Gordon 3B, Raisbeck Tom P, Shaley Stan 1B, Sihvon Art 2B. Stoyand Johnny OF, Trapp Joe SS

(September 8)  Under ideal weather conditions, the Neilburg All-Stars and Regina Nationals divided a playoff doubleheader before a full house of fans in Neilburg. Both games were tooth-and-nail encounters with the final outcome in doubt right up until the last out.

In a well pitched opening encounter, the Reginans came out on top 5 to 4. Station-to-station baseball prevailed as the sacrifice bunt and movement of base runners were used extensively. Both teams manufactured six hits with the Nationals having a slight edge in the extra-base department. Eugene Parks got the pitching verdict over "Lefty" Arnold of the Manitou Lakers. Only one player on each squad, "Red" Oakes of the homesters and Alvin Fritz of the Capital City gang, checked in with two hits.

Parks (W) and Kokran
Arnold (L), Flohr (8) and Prediger

Trailing by a pair of runs when they came to bat in the last of the ninth in the late game, the Neilburg nifties rallied with four singles to tie and send it to overtime. Finally, in the bottom of the eleventh frame, a single tally gave them a well-earned 3 to 2 win and evened the series. Both chuckers, Winston "Lefty" Bates of the Nationals and Neilburg's A. Flohr went the entire 11-inning route. Stars' outfielder Walter Ellis led all swatters with a trio of base knocks.

Bates (L) and Kokran
Flohr (W) and Prediger 

(September 11)  Back in Queen City for the conclusion of the series, the Regina Nationals took game three 8 to 2 in a rain soaked affair. The southerners crept to within one game of their fourth consecutive provincial crown with the victory. Rain, which fell throughout the game, turned the diamond into a virtual quagmire and forced cancellation of a second fixture. Although wild at times, "Lefty" Bates set the losers down with five safeties to even his record against Neilburg. Art Sihvon of the Nationals poked out a pair of hits, a single and a double, and also registered a pair of stolen bases. Ron Wright led the northerners at the dish with a triple and single.

Flohr (L) and Besse
Bates (W) and Kokran

(September 12)  Snappy as they were, Neilburg's baseballers could not stand up to the Regina Nationals and went down 7 to 0 as the Leader-Post cup and Saskatchewan senior baseball title came the way of the Nats for the fourth successive time. The victory was decisive. Neilburg picked off only three hits off Tom Raisbeck and the slim righthander walked but one. Only one of the yellow-shirted All-Stars got as far as third base. Regina's Johnny Stoyand had two hits, the only player on either team to do so. Stoyand, along wth outfielder Joe Haberman and manager Jack Farquhar, comprise a unique trio in that they have been with the Nationals for each of the four consective Southern League and provincial crowns. 

Arnold (L), Flohr (6) and Besse
Raisbeck (W) and Kokran

EPILOGUE  TO  1935  SEASON

As in the previous season, no interprovincial playoffs were arranged but the Southern League's record remained unblemished provincially with five championships in five seasons of operation. With the exception of the premature departure of the Arcola entry in the late stages of the 1935 schedule, things appeared rosy on the exterior for the expanded loop as, for the most part, the circuit had a competitive balance. Behind the scenes, however, there appeared to be signs of discontent amongst some of the league participants.