(July 19-24) Saskatoon Exhibition Tournament
(July 19) Reinie Kembel fired a two-hit shutout to kick off the 1943 Exhibition Tournament in style as the Delisle All-Stars trounced the Tech Aeronauts 10-0 Monday night. Kembel, who first attracted attention playing for the Wilkie juniors, was the whole show in the opening game as he fanned 17 batters and allowed just a single base on balls. He faced just 29 batters, two over the minimum. The All-Stars pounded out 14 hits, three by Doug Bentley.
Ferguson (L), Shupe (6) and Davis
Kembel (W) and Reg Bentley
(July 20) Doug Betts, with a no-hitter in City League play earlier this summer, took on an offensive role Tuesday as No. 7 Initial Training School crushed Wiseton 10-2 in the second game of the Exhibition Tournament. Betts, who gave up eleven hits in going the distance on the mound, cracked out a triple and four singles at the plate.
McPhail, J.Folk (4) and Derdall
Betts (W) and Sutherland
(July 21) In another high-scoring contest, No. 4 Service Flying Training School Flyers advanced to the second round with a 14-5 victory over Rosthern Wednesday night. Rosthern put a scare into the Flyers taking a 4-0 lead in the first inning before the high-powered Flyer offense kicked into gear. Walter Vandale with four hits, including a triple, was the leading batter for the winners while winning pitcher Lloyd Bradley went three for five. Catcher Cliff Vandale added another three safeties. Bradley, let down by his defense in the opening frames, pitched a six-hitter and fanned ten.
Bradley (W) and C.Vandale
Billesberg (L), Vogt (7) and Raisbeck
(July 22) Dafoe No.5 RCAF Bombing and Gunnery School downed Dundurn Army 11-7 Thursday to live to play another day at the Exhibition Tournament. Tied at 4-4 after seven innings, Dafoe broke it wide open with a seven run explosion in the 8th inning on five singles, an error, two wild pitches and two fielder's choices. Clouston and Tokar shared batting honours each with three for five. Crowell had three hits for the losers. Barney Walker held Dundurn to seven hits in going all the way on the mound for Dafoe.
Walker (W) and Carruthers
Ruhl, Trann (7), Blaisdeck (8), Friessen (9) and Toccoli
(July 23) Delisle, the 1942 Exhibition champions, were elminated from the tournament Friday as No. 7 Initial Training School posted a 5-3 triumph behind Al Dumouchelle's fine hurling. The Eastern Canadian youngster limited the usual heavy hitting All-Stars to just four hits. Doug Betts continued his hot hitting to lead the winners cracking out a triple and double knocking in two runs and scoring a pair himself. Reinie Kembel gave up six hits and fanned 13 in a solid, but losing performance.
Dumouchelle (W) and Sutherland
Kembel (L) and Reg Bentley
(July 24) In a military team semi-final, the Training School Flyers defeated Dafoe No. 5 Bombing and Gunnery School 5-3 to win a berth in the tournament final. Two runs in the bottom of the 6th inning won it for the Flyers. Smiley Maroniuk tossed a six-hitter for the win.
Walker, Carr (L) (3) and Carruthers
Maroniuk (W) and Thompson
(July 24) No.4 Service Flying Training School is the 1943 Exhibition baseball champion. Behind 6-0 in the 3rd inning, the Flyers erupted for seven runs in the bottom of the 3rd to take the lead for good in a 12-7 victory over No.7 Initial Training School who hurt their chances by making ten errors. John "Smiley" Maroniuk, who pitched the Flyers to the win in the semi-final, smacked a double and two singles to lead an 11-hit attack. Winning pitcher Lloyd Bradley had two hits, one a triple. Smyth, the ITS first sacker, belted a homer.
Betts, Dumouchelle and Sutherland
Bradley (W) and Thompson
(July 23) Clearly no match for the Regina Red Sox on this day, the Mossbank R.C.A.F. went down to a crushing 12 to 1 defeat at the hands of the Reginans in an exhibition encounter at Park de Young.
(August 28) The Regina Red Sox and Davidson R.C.A.F. split a late-season double-bill played at Park de Young. The two teams combined for 37 hits in the afternoon affair won by the Sox 19 to 16. The Airmen then prevailed in the late game 2 to 0 as lefthander John Maroniuk blanked the Reginans on four singles.