1942 Tournaments/Exhibitions      


(June 13)  The R.C.A.F. from Mossbank and the Army team from Regina's 120 Training base played to a 3 - 3 draw before 2,000 heated fans in Moose Jaw. A number of the players on both military squads were known to the fans, having previously played in the Southern League.

(July 4)  It was the Airmen against the Soldiers in an all-military exhibition encounter at Pard de Young. In the end, the Mossbank R.C.A.F. prevailed over the Regina-based 120 Training Centre by a score of 3 to 0.

(July 5)  The Notre Dame Hounds walked off with an 8 to 6 victory over the Mossbank R.C.A.F. in an exhibition game played at Lane Field in Wilcox. 

(July 6)  The Air Force baseball team stationed in Mossbank evened up their series with the Notre Dame Hounds by virtue of a 5 to 2 decision.

(July 7) The newly-formed Moose Jaw Orphans, playing their first game of the season, picked up a 7 to 4 win over the Southern League's Notre Dame Hounds.

(July 15)  Shortstop Don Sherran's three-run homer in the bottom of the ninth gave the Moose Jaw Orphans a 6 to 5 exhibition win over the Regina Red Sox.

(July 19)  With 1,500 fans braving adverse weather conditions, the Notre Dame Hounds defeated the Regina Red Sox 6 to 2 to win the Wilcox baseball tournament.

(July 20-25 )  Saskatoon Exhibition Tournament

(July 20)   An upset marked opening action in the 1942 Saskatoon Exhibition Tournament.  Domremy knocked off Lanigan 4-3 before one of the largest first-night crowd in years.  Bob Shore, a high school athlete, was the hero for the winners pitching seven scoreless after shoddy fielding handed Lanigan their three runs in the first two innings. He allowed just six hits and struck out nine.  Lefty Young went the distance for Lanigan giving up just five hits but made three errors which contributed to the Domremy totals. A huge baserunning mistake in the 9th inning proved disastrous for Lanigan. Third baseman Brightonbach cracked a long drive to deep centre and galloped around the bases much to the delight of Lanigan supporters.  Unfortunately, he failed to touch third base on his way home and was called out by Umpire Bill Dunbar when Domremy got the ball to their third sacker. 

Shore (W) and Ganes
Young (L) and Wilderman, W.Gunther

(July 21)   Tech Aeronauts, one of two RCAF team entered in the tournament, advanced to the second round with a 7-3 decision over the Fort Pitt squad from Paradise Hill before a large crowd for the morning contest.  A four-run outburst in the 2nd inning carried Aeronauts to the win. They added one in the 5th and two more on Green's homer with Bent on base in the 8th.  Fort Pitt bunched three singles for a run in the 5th and got two in the 8th off a double, two singles and a double steal. Edwards, with a three for five effort, was the leading swatter for the winners. Bradley held the losers to seven hits in pitching for the win.

Bradley (W) and Stout, Scott (6)
Karst (L) and T.Amerault

(July 21)  Viscount coasted to a 13-3 victory over Rosthern as right-hander Johnny Folk fired a four-hitter and set down 17 via the strikeout route.  Rosthern, out-hit 11 to 4, made an incredible 13 errors.         

Voth (L), Faulk (8) and Dueck
J.Folk (W) and S.Fargo   

(July 22)   Hughton eliminated Aberdeen from the Exhibition Tournament Wednesday with a thrilling 9-7 win in a game which featured 25 hits, 14 errors and a 16 strikeout performance by the winning pitcher. Down 9-5 going into their last at bat, Aberdeen scored a pair and had the bases loaded with two out and their best hitter on the day coming to the plate. But shortstop Slick, already with four hits in the game, grounded out to end the contest. Denny Evenson, the former Liberty hurler, survied 12 hits to go the distance for Hughton. He compiled 16 strikeouts while allowing two walks.  Ralph, the left fielder, was the top hitter for the winners with three for five.

Evenson (W) and Brucker
Peion (L) and Slind

(July 22)   In a game shortened to six innings because of inclement weather, Wiseton blanked No.4 S.F.T.S.4-0 behind Lefty Arnold's four hitter.  Arnold and Teddy Derdall led a 12-hit attack each with three for three. Two of Derdall's safeties were three-baggers. Wiseton collected 12 hits off Polischuk for the Training Schoolers.

Arnold (W) and Dedahl
Polischuk (L) and Vandale

(July 23)   For an inning Delisle looked beatable.  After taking a 3-0 lead in the first inning, Shackleton went ahead with a five-run explosion in the third.  The joy didn't last long as Delisle rang up four in the 4th and another six in the 5th and cruised to a 13-6 victory Thursday morning.  Jack Coughlin was the winning pitcher in a relief role.

French, Coughlin (W) (3) and Reg Bentley
Koch (L), Cater, Osgard, Koch and McLeod

(July 23)   Tech Aeronauts advanced with a 7-1 victory over Domremy in a second round match at Exhibition Park diamond.  Home runs by winning pitcher Bradley and second baseman Crawford Edwards sparked the Aeronauts. Pitchers for the losers combined to ring up 21 strikeouts. Starter Boyes fanned 15 while Bob Shore in his two relief innings fanned six. Bradley allowed just five hits and had nine strikeouts in posting the win.

Bradley (W) and Scott
Boyes (L), Shore (8) and Johnson, Ganes             

(July 24)   Hughton and Viscount played to 2-2, 11-inning draw Friday morning and will replay the contest Saturday morning.  Viscount took the lead with single runs in the 2nd and 3rd innings.  Hughton didn't have a runner reach first until the 4th as Tony Folk pitched outstanding ball.  They tied the match in the 5th off two singles, two errors and an infield out.    Tony and Johnny Folk combined to hold Hughton to five hits. Oliphant and Denny Evenson allowed a total of seven to Viscount. Clawston of Viscount was the game's top hitter with three safeties.           

Oliphant, Evenson (5)  and Brucker
T.Folk, J.Folk (6) and J.Folk, S.Fargo

(July 24)  Before the largest crowd of the season, Delisle knocked off Wiseton the defending Exhibition champions 4-1 Friday evening.  Hughie Crooks, former Aberdeen and Limerick hurler and now a member of the RCAF at Mossbank, pitched no-hit ball for seven innings, ending with a three-hitter. He struck out ten and walked a pair for the winners. Delisle took the lead in the first inning when Archie Reynolds opened the frame with a sharp double to centre. After advancing on an infield out, he scored as Hudson beat out an infield hit.  They iced the decision with three runs in the third. Harold Sibbald drove in Reinie Kembel who had walked and Roy Bentley knocked in Reynolds and Reg Bentley with a double to right. Lefty Arnold took the loss.  

Arnold (L) and Deadahl
Crooks (W) and Reg Bentley      

(July 25)   In a replay of Friday's 2-2 draw, Hughton scored five runs in the first inning and added six in the second to swamp Viscount 13-2 to advance to the tourney final. The game was called after six innings. The winners rang up 13 hits to 7 for Viscount. Catcher Brucker led the offense with three hits while winning pitcher Emil Hangs banged out a double and single. Hintze and Shatilla each had a pair of singles.

T.Folk (L), Kiss (3) and J.Folk
Hangs (W), Oliphant (6) and Brucker

(July 25)   Delisle broke open a tight game with four runs in the 7th inning to win a berth in the tournament final with an 8-2 victory over Tech Aeronauts.  Max Bentley and Ed Sibbald led the winners with three hits apiece as every batter in the Delisle lineup had at least one safety in an 18-hit assault.  Reinie Kembel held the Aeronauts to six hits while whiffing eleven and walking just one.

Kembel (W) and Reg Bentley
Blomquist, Ruhl (5), Jackson (7) and Prediger

(July 25)   Delisle clobbered Hughton 10-1 Saturday night to capture the J.F. Cairns Memorial Trophy and the Saskatoon Exhibition Tournament championship. With Hughton's two main hurlers, Denny Evenson and Emil Hangs still weary from previous efforts in the tournament - including an extra game because of Friday's tie - Delisle scored an easy victory in a game called after five innings to make way for the military display.  Evenson started for Hughton allowing three runs over the first four innings. Hangs, who pitched part of the Saturday morning game, took over but was blasted for seven runs in the 5th inning. Lefty Skarban breezed through the Hughton lineup giving up just one hit. Hughton's run came in the 2nd inning as Evenson drew a walk, advanced on a sacrifice, went to third on an infield error and proceeded to steal home.  Hudson and Doug Bentley each had two hits for Delisle.

Evenson, Hangs (5) and Brucker
Skarban (W) and Reg Bentley

(July 23)   Delisle carted off top money at the Shaunavon Sports Day Tournament Wednesday defeating Richmond 5-4 in the final after eliminated Regina Red Sox 12-6 in semi-final action. Coughlin and Kembel handled the pitching duties for Delisle in the final.  Reinie Kembel hurlded the win over Regina. Delisle left right after the game to make its scheduled start in the Saskatoon Exhibition Tournamen

(July 25)  The Moose Jaw Orphans took a 12 to 2 seven-inning exhibition encounter from the Regina-based 120 Training Centre team at Ross Park.

(July 26)   Keeping their hot streak in order, the Moose Jaw Orphans travelled to Wilcox and defeated the Notre Dame Hounds 8 to 6 in an exhibition game.

(August 5)  The Regina Red Sox knocked off the Moose Jaw Orphans 4 to 0 in an exhibition tilt played at Regina's Park de Young.

(August 5)  Neilburg All-Stars and Delisle split an exhibition twin-bill Wednesday at Kerrobert in aid of the Legion Cigarette Fund and the Kinsmen's Milk for Britain Fund.  The series was so well attended that each organization received $140.  Neilburg took the afternoon contest 4-3 as Al Flohr bested Jackie Coughlin in a mound duel. Delisle took the evening affair 3-0 behind the shutout pitching of Reinie Kembel. Lefty Skarban took the loss. 

Flohr (W) and Prediger
Coughlin (L) and Reg Bentley

Kembel (W) and Reg Bentley
Skarban (L) and Prediger

(August 5)  Broadacres took top honours in the district baseball tournament downing Dodsland 10-5 in the final.  Broadacres had advanced with a 7-3 win over Coleville and Dodsland downed Tramping Lake 7-0.

(August 12)  The 120 Training Centre baseball team of the Southern League were hard pressed to come away with a narrow 6 to 5 victory over the Moose Jaw Orphans in an exhibition tilt played at Regina's Park de Young.