1939 Game Reports / BC Interior     

1939 Vancouver, Lower Mainland, Fraser Valley 
1939 BC Interior 
1939 Vancouver Island


(June 14) Cranbrook scored five runs in the seventh inning to defeat Kimberley 17 to 7. Gourley tossed for the home side and Dicken for Kimberley.

Dicken (L) and xxx
Gourley (W) and xxx

(July 1-2)  Kimberley downed Cranbrook 5-3 Sunday to take $150 first prize money at the Cranbrook Dominion Day Tournament.  Morgan went the route for the winners besting Young of Cranbrook.

Morgan (W) and xxx
Young (L) and Lewis

In semi-final action, Kimberley, with Loraas and Keiver doing the hurling, whipped Sandpoint, Idaho 14-1.

Loraas, Keiver and xxx
Kirkhover, Hanford and xxx

Eliminated earlier were three Idaho teams, Kellogg, Sagle and Couer D'Alene.

(July 16)   Cranbrook notched a 9-5 win over Sandpoint, Idaho, Sunday at the Cranbrook diamond. The home squad scored five runs in the fifth inning, three on Thompson's homer, and coasted home. Young went the distance on the hill for the winners.

Kirkhover, Rockwell, Olsen and xxx
Young (W) and xxx

(August 13)  In a three-team double-header at Cranbrook Sunday, the visiting Lethbridge All-Stars were handed a pair of losses.  Kimberley scored a 6-1 victory and Cranbrook won, 11-5.  Loraas went the first five innings for Kimberley to post the win. Young fanned nine in pitching Cranbrook to the triumph, the team's 16th win in 21 games.

xxx and xxx
Loraas (W), Keiver (6) and xxx

Ponech (L) and xxx
Young (W) and xxx

(September 4)  In the annual Cranbrook Labor Day tournament, the homesters won first prize over the holiday weekend, taking out Fernie 6 to 4 in the tourney final, a game shortened to seven innings because of darkness. Previously, they had defeated the Lethbridge Galt Miners 7 to 0 and Coleman 18 to 7 in eleven innings. Other teams entered in the event were Michel and Blairmore.


Final Standings   P W L T Pts.
Natal-Michel     20 14 6 0 28
Coleman          19 13 5 1 27
Hillcrest        20 13 7 0 26
Blairmore        20 10 8 2 22
Fernie           19 3 13 3  9
Elk Valley       20 2 16 2  6

No intra-league playoffs were held but the Coleman Pucksters entered the 1939 Alberta Intermediate baseball playdowns and emerged as provincial champions, defeating the Wrentham Arctics in the final series.