1942 Game Reports       

 

The war, now having expanded unto a Pacific front, brought about additional changes in the lifestyle of Saskatchewan residents during 1942. Rationing of staples became more prevalent and women began to appear at the forefront of the workplace as the age of "Rosie the Riveter" was ushered in. Cigarette drives for the overseas soldiers became a common occurence. A "Buy Victory Bonds" campaign was in full swing.

With the wartime restrictions presenting a tremendous handicap, the operation of the 1942 Southern League became a difficult challenge. There appeared to be a sufficient number of players to form teams in Weyburn and Regina as well as from among the student body at Notre Dame College. Moose Jaw, initially, had few prospects with which to participate so were left out of the picture. They did, however, organize a team in July for exhibition games. Weyburn withdrew unexpectedly at the eleventh hour because of what they foresaw as major transportation problems in fulfilling road game obligations. With only the Regina Red Sox and the Notre Dame Hounds left in the mix, the league and season were saved when two last-minute entries from Regina, a military training base and a mounted police training facility, filled the void, making the 1942 circuit a four-team loop. The 120 Training Centre team featured many high-calibre players who had Southern League experience. Little was known about the strength of the new Mounted Police team.   

Following a wet month of June in which several games were washed out, the Regina Red Sox began to edge ahead and eventually pull away from thr rest of the pack to win the regular-season pennant. They then won both of their league playoff series, defeating Notre Dame in the final round to claim the playoff crown. An unsanctioned south Saskatchewan showdown with the Mossbank R.C.A.F. team was then aborted after the two teams split four games.

(May 31)  The 1942 Southern League got underway in fine style in Wilcox when the Army boys from 120 Training Centre, sparked by a two-run rally in the top of the ninth, edged past the Notre Dame Hounds 4 to 3. The two teams battled tooth and nail all the way. The soldiers, with a line-up consisting of many former Southern League stars, took advantage of losing hurler Frank Germann's generosity in the ninth. The young Hounds' fireballer walked the first two batters he faced, an omen of bad things to come. The next batter, Treleaven, beat out a bunt to load the sacks. Don Metz, the lead runner, then scored the tying run when Hounds' catcher Chuck McCullough's throw to third went into the dirt. The next batter,"Butch" McDonald, laid down a perfect bunt to bring in Roy Schappert with what turned out to be the winning tally. Dave "Lefty" Logue picked up the win at Germann's expense. Third baseman Ernie Franks of the Collegians had, by far, the best day at the plate of any player, stroking four singles in four attempts.

Logue (W) and Lees
Germann (L) and McCullough

(June 1)  The Notre Dame Hounds avenged their Southern League opening day loss by defeating the 120 Training Centre team 6 to 1 on a wet, sticky diamond at Park de Young. The game lasted only five innings because of the weather conditions. Guy "Bear" Ludgate, a newcomer to the Hounds, allowed only one hit in the five-inning encounter. Three Metz brothers participated in the game, losing pitcher Don Metz of the Army as well as Nick and Bob playing for Notre Dame. The Hounds' duo of Cliff Weist with a double and single and Bob Donald with a brace of one-baggers were the only hitters to collect more than one base blow.

Ludgate (W) and O'Byrne
D. Metz (L) and Kirkpatrick

(June 2)  Regina baseball fans were treated to a rare pitcher's battle, the like of which had not been seen for some time, as the Regina Red Sox clicked for a 3 to 1 victory over the Mounted Police. Percy Booker, the Red Sox' lanky righthander and Nicholson of the Police squad put on a sterling exhibition of hurling, both tossing four-hitters. It was a frustrating night at Park de Young for the hitters as Booker set 18 Mounties down on strikes while Nicholson fanned 16 of the Crimson Hose swatters. Nicholson picked up two of the four hits registered off Booker while Regina's Steve Petryna had the distinction of doing the same off Nicholson. Gus Kyle's third inning RBI double gave the Redcoats an early lead. The Sox knotted the count in the seventh and then took the lead for good when Ken Charlton belted a two-run dinger in the bottom of the eighth. 

Nicholson (L) and Kyle
Booker (W) and Newton

(June 4)  A four-way deadlock at the top of the Southern League was created when the Mounted Police team tacked a 5 to 2 loss on the Regina Red Sox. A four-run first inning, which saw Red Sox' starter C. Gooderham being driven from the hill, won it for the Mounties. Winning hurler Joe Turcotte struck out 13 and allowed five hits. Turcotte, along with fellow Redcoat Naldrett and "Sully" Glasser of the Crimson Hose, had doubles in this game.

Gooderham (L), Glasser (1) and Newton, Charlton
Turcotte (W) and Kyle

(June 7)  The Regina Red Sox took over first place in the Southern League when they handed the Notre Dame Hounds a 3 to 0 blanking at Wilcox. Regina's Percy Booker pitched superbly for the win, sending 14 Notre Dame batters back to the dugout via the strikeout route while allowing only three scratch singles. The Hounds' pitching duo of Don McGeough and Guy Ludgate were also stingy with the hits, surrendering six singles between them.

Booker (W) and Charlton
McGeough (L), Ludgate (5) and McCullough, O'Byrne (5)

(June 9)  The Mounted Police ball club walked away with a 22 to 7 victory over the 120 Training Centre team in a Southern League game at Park de Young. It was a nightmarish game for the Soldier Boys who booted the ball no less than 16 times. Gus Kyle, Naldrett and Stephenson all had three hits for the winners with Naldrett's total including a triple and Kyle's a double. Army first baseman Treleaven had a home run. 

Nicholson (W) and Kyle
Logue (L), Haverty (3), Hanson (3) and Kirkpatrick

(June 11)  While a howling, frigid wind swept the diamond, the Notre Dame Hounds stepped out at Park de Young and handed the Regina Red Sox a 5 to 2 trimming in a six-inning encounter shortened by the adverse weather conditions. A four-run third inning by the Hounds was losing pitcher Sully Glasser's undoing. Bob Metz and Frank Smith both smacked triples for the Dogs. The only two-hit performance in this game came from Regina's Ken Charlton who ripped a double and single off winning hurler Frank Germann.

Germann (W) and O'Byrne
Glasser (L) and Charlton

(June 14)  The Notre Dame Hounds picked up their third win of the campaign when they set the Soldiers from 120 Training Centre down 6 to 3 in Wilcox. It was a lively game from start to finish as both pitchers relied upon their defensive support to get through. The Collegians out-hit the Army Men 7 to 5 with no extra-base hits being recorded. Frank Smith and Mel Clark of the Hounds and third baseman Drescher of the Army all singled twice.

Hanson (L) and Kirkpatrick
Ludgate (W) and O'Byrne, McCullough (5)

(June 23)  Featuring a galaxy of hockey stars, the 120 Training Centre baseball team took care of business by downing the Mounted Police nine 6 to 2 at Park de Young. The Army crew played much better than in previous outings, out-hitting the Policemen 8 to 7. Don Metz got the pitching win over Herb Singleton. Byron "Butch" McDonald of the Military Men was the only player who was able to collect two hits, with one of his raps being a double.

D. Metz (W) and Merk
Singleton (L), Turcotte (4) and Kyle

Southern League standings (as of end of June 23)
                          W     L     Pct.
Notre Dame Hounds         3     2     .600
Regina Red Sox            2     2     .500
R.C.M.P.                  2     2     .500
120 Training Centre       2     3     .400

(June 30)  The Regina Red Sox moved into a first place tie with the Notre Dame Hounds by defeating the 120 Training Centre 4 to 1. Percy Booker looked sharp on the hill for the Redlegs, firing a two-hitter at the Soldiers. He struck out 13 along the way, failing to whiff at least one Army batter in only one inning. Hanson, on the mound for the Soldiers, put in a good performance as well, fanning nine while surrendering three base blows. However, he issued five base on balls and did not get the same defensive support that the Red Sox' players gave to Booker.

Hanson (L) and Kirkpatrick
Booker (W) and Charlton

(July 3)  The pitchers dominated at Park de Young in an excellent fixture which saw the Regina Red Sox take over sole possession of first place in the Southern League with a 2 to 0 win over the Notre Dame Hounds. Lanky Percy Booker of the Red Sox and Frank Germann of the Hounds hooked up in a classic mound joust with Booker giving up three safeties and Germann only two. Booker whiffed 14 and never allowed a runner past second base. Both of Regina's tallies were unearned.

Germann (L) and Robb
Booker (W) and Charlton 

(July 6)  Batting statistics for the Southern League published in the Regina Leader-Post of this date show Walter "Gus" Kyle, the burly catcher on the R.C.M.P. team, leading all hitters with a .400 mark. Byron "Butch" McDonald of the 120 Training Centre follows with a .368 average. Only three players in the circuit are currently batting .300 or above based upon a minimum 15 at bats.

Southern League batting leaders (.300 or above)   AB     H     Aver.
Gus Kyle (R.C.M.P.)                               15     6     .400
Butch McDonald (120 Training Centre)              19     7     .368
Ken Charlton (Regina Red Sox)                     16     5     .313

(July  7)  The R.C.M.P. Southern League team moved up into second place in the circuit when they edged the 120 Training Centre club 3 to 2 at Park de Young. Hits were hard to come by as winning chucker Joe Turcotte threw a six-hitter while loser Don Metz did even better, twirling a four-hitter. Big Gus Kyle of the Mounties led the way with the hickory, lining a triple and two-bagger.

D. Metz (L) and Kirkpatrick
Turcotte (W) and Kyle

(July 9)  The Regina Red Sox increased their lead in the Southern League standings by downing the 120 Training Centre 3 to 1 in an abbreviated six and a half inning struggle at Park de Young. Sully Glasser was on the mound for the Red Sox and he held the Army nine to a single hit, a screaming double by "Butch" McDonald after two were down in the sixth. Glasser and teammate Bill Scheimer singled twice off losing pitcher Hanson

Hanson (L) and Kirkpatrick
Glasser (W) and Charlton

(July 10)  A ten-inning Park de Young joust failed to produce a winner as the Notre Dame Hounds and the Mounted Police team battled to a 3 - 3 draw. The Hounds appeared to have the game in the bag, leading 3 to 1 with two out in the ninth. Then the wheels began to fall off for the Hounds as Gus Kyle reached first base on a pop-up in front of the plate that was completely missed by catcher Carl Weisshaar. Outfielder Neal batted next and he was awarded a free base after being plunked by one of reliever Joe Turcotte's pitches. Herb Singleton then drove both runners in with a double but was out trying to stretch it into a triple. Guy Ludgate pitched the entire ten innings for the Hounds, giving up only two hits. Notre Dame's Cliff Weist, with a double and two singles, led all batters.

Nicholson, Turcotte (9) and Kyle
Ludgate and Weisshaar

(July 12)  The Regina Red Sox inched a little further ahead on the Southern League's top rung when they downed the Notre Dame Hounds 3 to 0 at Lane Field in Wilcox. "Lefty" Alexander threw nine innings of three-hit shutout ball to earn the win. Not a single player on either squad had more than one base hit. Cliff Weist's double off Alexander was the game's only extra-base blow.

Alexander (W) and Charlton
Germann (L) and Weisshaar

Southern League standings (as of end of July 12)
                           W    L     Pct.
Regina Red Sox             6    2    .750
R.C.M.P.                   3    2    .600
Notre Dame Hounds          3    4    .429
120 Training Centre        2    6    .250

(July 14)  Percy Booker struck out 20 and surrendered but two hits in leading the Regina Red Sox to a 5 to 2 win over the Mounted Police baseballers. Ken Charlton drilled a two-run homer for the Red Sox while Sully Glasser ripped a double and single. Gus Kyle's double in the seventh drove in both R.C.M.P. tallies.

Turcotte (L) and Kyle
Booker (W) and Charlton

(July 15)  The 120 Training Centre team hung a 7 to 4 defeat on the Notre Dame Hounds in a Southern League game in which neither team was particularly impressive. A total of 13 bobbles were made by the teams. Murray Armstrong with a triple and single and "Butch" McDonald with two singles led the winners at the dish.

Ludgate (L) and O'Byrne, Smith (2)
D. Metz and Kirkpatrick

(July 17)  With several new faces in the line-up, the 120 Training Centre put on their best performance of the season, knocking over the league-leading Regina Red Sox 7 to 2. The win allowed the Army crew to vacate the Southern League cellar, dropping the Notre Dame Hounds into that unenviable position. Don Metz struck out seven with a six-hitter to get the win. The Army's first baseman Chapman and Murray Armstrong both connected for a pair of hits with one of Chapman's going for two bases. Second baseman McDonald singled twice for the Sox while Sully Glasser blasted a bases-empty circuit clout for the Scarlet Hose.

Alexander (L), Glasser ( 4) and Charlton, Newton
D. Metz and Drescher

(July 19)  The Notre Dame Hounds moved up a couple of notches in the Southern League when they whitewashed the Mounted Police 4 to 0 behind the three-hit pitching of Frank Germann. The Notre Dame hurler also chipped in with a two-bagger. Gus Kyle's triple was the longest hit for the Mounties. Thre were no players in this match who were able to get more than a single base rap.

Turcotte (L), Nicholson (6) and Kyle
Germann (W) and Smith

Southern League standings (as of end of July 19)
                           W     L     Pct.
Regina Red Sox             7     3     .700
Notre Dame Hounds          4     5     .444
R.C.M.P.                   3     4     .429
120 Training Centre        4     6     .400

(July 21)  The R.C.M.P. baseballers smashed out a 6 to 2 victory over the Notre Dame Hounds to gain an undisputed hold on the Southern League's second spot. No two-hit games were recorded as the Police out-hit the Collegians 9 to 5. Recording triples were Naldrett of the Mounties as well as Carl Weisshaar and Frank Smith of the Hounds.

Germann (L) and Smith
Wanamaker, Nicholson (5) (W) and Kyle

(July 23)  The Notre Dame Hounds dropped back into the basement of the Southern League after putting up a wobbly display against the Mounted Police team. The Mounties carried off the 9 to 4 victory, a win which gave them a firmer grip on second place in the circuit. Gus Kyle, the Mounted Police catcher, was the swat king of the evening with three hits, one of which was a home run. Infielders Sweeney and Naldrett both slapped a brace of raps for the winners. Frank Germann and Mel Clark had two hits apiece for the Hounds.

Turcotte (W) and Kyle
Ludgate (L) and Smith

(July 28)  Percy Booker, ace pitcher for the Regina Red Sox, turned in another stellar mound performance as he tossed an eight-inning no-hit, no-run game in which the Red Sox defeated the R.C.M.P. team 9 to 0. Booker fanned twelve as his mates pounded losing pitcher Nicholson for ten base blows. The victory clinched first place for the Redlegs in the Southern League standings. "Lefty" Alexander had three singles for the winners while C. Gooderham connected for a triple and single.

Booker (W) and Charlton
Nicholson (L) and Kyle

(July 30)  Sully Glasser was on the beam as he tossed a crafty four-hitter to stymie the Army boys as his Regina Red Sox submerged the 120 Training Centre 5 to 1 at Park de Young. The Sox only managed three hits off the slants of losing pitcher Hanson but they made them count when needed. Percy Booker had a home run for the winners.

Hanson (L) and Drescher
Glasser (W) and Charlton

(July 31)  Solid hitting and loose fielding characterized the battle between the Mounted Police and 120 Training Centre teams which saw the Mounties prevail 8 to 6 at Park de Young. Wanamaker and Neal both drilled a double and single for the winners. Murray Armstrong was the big noise with the bat for the Army nine with three hits including a home run. 

Turcotte (W) and Kyle
Cherneshenko (L) and Drescher

(August 4)  Frank Germann, Notre Dame's ace slinger, got a lot of good hurling from his right arm as the Hounds picked up an important Southern League victory by defeating the R.C.M.P. team 9 to 1. The victory entrenched the Hounds in third spot in the Southern League's final standings. Germann struck out 13 while dishing out but four safeties to the Mounties. Bob Metz slammed a triple, double and single to lead the Dogs from the batters' box.

Germann (W) and Smith
Wanamaker (L), Nicholson (5) and Kyle

Southern League Final Standings  W   L    Pct.
Regina Red Sox                   9   3    .750
R.C.M.P.                         6   6    .500
Notre Dame Hounds                5   7    .417
120 Training Centre              4   8    .333

SEMI -FINAL  PLAYOFFS

The first place Regina Red Sox will play the 120 Training Centre in one semi-final bracket while the R.C.M.P. will meet the Notre Dame Hounds in the other. Both series will best best two out of three.

(August 7)  In the Southern League playoff curtain raiser, the 120 Training Centre held the highly touted Regina Red Sox to a 7 - 7 tie. The Army landed into Percy Booker for nine safeties, coming from behind with an eighth inning rally that not only tied the game but came within an eyelash of winning it. The Soldiers out-hit the Sox by a 9 to 6 margin. The hitting star of the game was Murray Armstrong of the Army with three hits, one of which was a triple. Don Metz, who was the Soldiers' starting chucker, pitched in with a double and single.

D. Metz, Cherneshenko (2) and Drescher
Booker and Charlton

(August 10)  The 120 Training Centre came through with another late-inning rally to tie the perplexed Regina Red Sox at Park de Young. Frank Kirkpatrick's bottom of the seventh single drove in Don Metz, who had just tripled, with the tying marker just as darkness was settling over the battle ground. For the second game in a row, the Army bats were hotter than those of the Sox. Metz had two singles to go along with his three-bagger in leading the way.

Glasser, Alexander (6) and Charlton
Cherneshenko and Drescher

(August 11)  The third straight tie in the Southern league playoffs cropped up when the Notre Dame Hounds and R.C.M.P. opened their series with a 5 - 5 sawoff. Both pitchers went the route in this eight-inning encounter. The Mounties' Gus Kyle led all batters with three singles. Notre Dame's Frank Germann had a double and single.

Germann and Smith
Nicholson and Kyle

(August 15)  The Regina Red Sox shoved aside a stubborn 120 Training Centre team 11 to 2 with a barrage of extra-base hits which allowed them to take a one-game lead in their playoff series. Percy Booker was on the hill for the Sox and coasted in all but the seventh inning when the Army's Don Metz started a rally with a home run. Losing pitcher Walter Cherneshenko was always in trouble and included in the hits off him were homers by Ken Charlton and Sully Glasser. Charlton also picked up a double as the Sox reeled off 12 hits.  "Muttsy" Schmidt of the Redlegs and "Red" Tilson of the Soldiers both produced a double and single. 

Cherneshenko (L), Hanson (6) and Kirkpatrick
Booker (W) and Charlton

(August 17)  The R.C.M.P. baseballers were successful in downing the Notre Dame Hounds  10 to 2 at Lane Field in Wilcox to take a one-game advantage in their semi-final series. The game was knotted at 1 - 1 until the seventh when the Mounties exploded for four runs and then followed that up with a five spot in the eighth. Joe Turcotte fanned eleven batters to pick up the win.

Turcotte (W) and Kyle
Germann (L) and Smith

(August 17)  The Regina Red Sox reached the final round of the Southern League playoffs by knocking off the 120 Training Centre team 4 to 3 at Park de Young. Percy Booker, in relief of Sully Glasser picked up the mound win. Even in defeat, the Army's Don Metz pitched well, tossing a four-hitter. Regina second baseman McDonald's bases-loaded double was the knife in Metz's back as it drove in three counters. Outfielder Walt Steele of the Soldiers had the game's only extra-base hit, a double.

Glasser, Booker (4) (W) and Charlton
D. Metz (L) and Drescher

(August 19)  The Notre Dame Hounds evened their semi-final series with the R.C.M.P. at one game apiece by blanking the Mounties 2 to 0 at Park de Young. Playoff recruit, Ralph Hogg, the long-time hurler for the Weyburn Beavers, donned a Notre Dame uniform and handcuffed the Mounties on six hits, three by catcher Gus Kyle. Both Notre Dame runs were plated in the top of the ninth. Cliff Weist had a double and single for the winners.

Hogg (W) and Smith
Nicholson (L) and Kyle

(August 22) Frank Germann pitched and batted the Notre Dame Hounds to a convincing 9 to 1 win over the R.C.M.P. in the deciding game of their Southern League semi-final series. Not only did the Hounds' righthander throw a complete game four-hitter but he also lit up loser Joe Turcotte for a pair of two-baggers and scored a couple of runs. Germann and Turcotte both rang up eleven strikeouts. After the third frame, the Mounted Police did not get a runner as far as second base. Germann's batterymate, Frank Smith, rapped out three singles in support of his pitcher's efforts while Mel Clark had a double and one-bagger. The Hounds will now face the pennant-winning Regina Red Sox to determine a Southern League playoff champion.

Turcotte (L) and Kyle
Germann (W) and Smith

LEAGUE  FINAL  PLAYOFFS

The Southern League final series was billed as a two out of three showdown, with the winner earning the right to advance down the southern Saskatchewan playoff trail.  

(August 25)  The Regina Red Sox are one game up in the final payoff series for the Southern League title as they tucked away a 4 to 3 decision over the Notre Dame Hounds. Two well known heavers, Percy Booker for the Sox and Frank Germann for the Hounds, did mound duty and did it well. They both permitted seven hits. Booker marked up ten strikeouts to Germann's eight. A lucky inside-the-park homer by Regina's Steve Petryna gave the Red Sox the edge they were able to maintain throughout. The diminutive third baseman also contributed a double as his share of the Red Sox hitting. The game's top hitter was outfielder Cliff Weist of the Hounds who stroked three singles off Booker. 

Germann (L) and Smith
Booker (W) and Charlton 

(September 1) Percy Booker fashioned his second no-hit masterpiece of the summer in leading the Regina Red Sox to the 1942 Southern League title in a game crammed with spectacular hurling. Booker's hitless exhibition was good for a 1 to 0 triumph over the Notre Dame Hounds in a seven-inning game. The Sox managed to garner only three safeties, all off the offerings of loser Frank Germann who surrendered mound duties to Ralph Hogg after three frames. Booker fanned twelve in his march to fame. The game's only run came in the third when Ken Charlton singled home the eventual winner. The Sox now have an opportunity to advance to a south Saskatchewan final to play the Mossbank-based R.C.A.F. team.

Booker (W) and Charlton
Germann (L), Hogg (4) and Smith

SOUTH  SASKATCHEWAN  PLAYOFF  CHAMPIONSHIP

A revived south Saskatchewan playoff was arranged with the Regina Red Sox meeting the Mossbank R.C.A.F. who had just bounced the Moose Jaw Orphans in a five game set-to. This series was more or less for bragging rights only as there was no official sanctioning of such through the S.A.B.A. The agreement was for a best-three-out-of-five format between the two combatants.

Playoff roster for Mossbank R.C.A.F
Crooks Hugh P/3B, Deyo C, Leriger 2B/1B, Loeppky 2B, Marchand Tony OF, Maroniuk John "Lefty" P/3B, McPherson 1B, Nameth OF, Whitaker OF, Wilder Archie SS

Playoff roster for Regina Red Sox
Alexander "Lefty" 1B, Booker Percy P, Charlton Ken C, Germann Frank P/2B, Glasser Sully SS, Maze Tony OF, Newton OF, Petryna Steve 3B, Schieman Bill OF, Schmidt John "Muttsy" OF

(September 7)  Spectacular pitching was the order of the day as the Mossbank R.C.A.F. and Regina Red Sox broke even in their Labor Day playoff twin-bill at Park de Young. The Airmen came through with a ninth-inning rally to squeeze out a 4 to 3 decision in the afternoon. In a thrill-packed night battle, the Red Sox scraped through 1 to 0.

Frank Germann, a Red Sox playoff pick-up from Notre Dame, faced Mossbank's Hugh Crooks, a former Hound, on the hill in the afternoon affair. The Red Sox had a 3 to 2 lead after seven innings but the Flyers stepped up in the ninth to lace out three successive hits to plate the tying tally. Germann seemed to have halted the rally and had retired two men when catcher Ken Charlton overthrew third base on a pickoff attempt, allowing the winning run to score. Outfielders Tony Marchand and Whitaker of the Airmen both singled twice. Steve Petryna's brace of one-baggers was best for the Red Sox. 

Crooks (W) and Deyo
Germann (L) and Charlton

Percy Booker hooked up in a great mound duel with "Lefty" Maroniuk in the follow-up contest. They gave up only two hits each. The Regina righthander fanned 16 batters to Maroniuk's five. Booker got on the paths on an error in the seventh and eventually scored the game's lone run on a single by "Muttsy" Schmidt.

Maroniuk (L) and Deyo
Booker (W) and Charlton

(September 12)  The Regina Red Sox took a one-game lead in their series with the Mossbank R.C.A.F. when they staged a late rally to win a 3 to 2 nailbiter. The game featured a rematch of the mound fued between Percy Booker and "Lefty" Maroniuk. Mossbank led by a run entering the bottom of the sixth as darkness began to creep over the diamond. An unearned run resulting from an errant pickoff attempt by Maroniuk squared things and then Tony Maze's two-out single drove home Sully Glasser with the winner. The game was then halted as lighting conditions prevented further play.

Maroniuk (L) and Deyo
Booker and Charlton

(September 13)  The Mossbank R.C.A.F. squared their playoff series with the Regina Red Sox by downing the Reginans 5 to 1 in Mossbank. Hugh Crooks hurled the Flyers to victory, surrendering a first-inning run but shutting the door thereafter. Tony Maze did the hurling for the Sox and, after hurting his arm early in the contest, became less effective as the game wore on.

Maze (L) and Charlton
Crooks (W) and Deyo

(September 15)  Unable to reach an agreement as to the venue of a fifth and deciding game in their series, the Mossbank R.C.A.F. and Regina Red Sox have abandoned their baseball series after winning two games apiece.

EPILOGUE  TO  1942  SEASON
 
For the first time in many seasons, no crisis situation enveloped the Southern circuit as the league functioned well for the most part. One disappointment was the failure of the loop to follow-up on the mid-season batting averages which were, by and large, somewhat lower than in previous years as the pitchers seemed to dominate in 1942. A major highlight was the spinning of two no-hitters by Regina's Percy Booker