1937 Game Reports / Alberta     


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Champion captured the pennant in the 1937 Foothills circuit.


After dropping out of the semi-pro Northern Alberta League early in the second-half of the 1936 schedule because of financial concerns, Wetaskiwin senior baseball was at a low point entering the 1937 season. A team of locals was fielded but was a leagueless group and played only a handful of exhibition games.

(June 11)   In the season opener at Wetaskiwin, Brooksona walked away with the victory by a 6 to 4 margin after trailing in the early going.  G.Avison started for the visitors but Wetaskiwin tallied four runs in the first inning before O.Hill took over mound duties and allowed just one hit in the six innings he worked.  Brooksona rallied with a pair of runs in the sixth and scored four times on five hits in the seventh and final frame. Kraemer's three-bagger was the big blow.  Schneck, on the hill for Wetaskiwin, had a two-hitter for the first five innings but weakened in the latter stages. 

G.Avison, O.Hill (W) (2) and Nowichi
Schneck (L), Cleland (7) and Lundell

(June 13)   Kronfeld fired a three-hitter, striking out 14 Sunday as Wetaskiwin All-Stars dumped Twin Creek 6 to 3.

(June 16)   Ponoka Panthers downed Wetaskiwin Braves 4-2 in the first home game of the season for the Panthers.  The visitors had a bases loaded in the ninth but could manage just one run as Buster Mutch fanned the last two batters to end the game. Braves took the first in the first inning and held Ponoka scoreless until the sixth when the home club erupted for three runs. They added another in the 8th.

Schneck (L), Rattlesnake (6) and Lundell
Mutch (W) and xxx

(June 27)   In an exhibition match at Ponoka, the Panthers continued unbeaten downing Wetaskiwin 7-1.

Rattlesnake (L) and Lundell
C.Lewis (W) and Sweet

(June 29)   Fredericksheim and Wetaskiwin battled for a scoreless tie for six innings Tuesday night but in the seventh, Fredericksheim, helped by costly errors, tallied five times and went on to an 8 to 1 triumph. Olesky and R.Mix combined to hold Wetaskiwin to five hits while whiffing nine. 

Olesky (W), Mix (7) and Palmer
Rattlesnake (L), Kronfeld (7) and Lundell