1944 Game Reports, British Columbia Interior     

1944 Vancouver, Lower Mainland, Fraser Valley 
1944 BC Interior 
1944 Vancouver Island


Diamonds in Vernon and vicinity remained idle during the summer of 1944 as no organized baseball at any level (senior, intermediate, junior) took place


Neither of the two north Cariboo centres of Quesnel or Prince George had any baseball activity in 1944.


(June 21)  Playing before the largest crowd at the ball park in years, Natal-Michel Buffaloes came from behind in both games to take 3-2 and 11-8 victories over the Hillcrest Miners. Down 2-1 in the bottom of the ninth in the opener, J.Krall smacked a two-bagger to plate the tying run and came around to score when Gergel was hit by a pitched with the bases loaded. Tommy Krall held the visitors to five hits in pitching for the winners.

Quintillo (L) and Elick
T.Krall (W) and Weaver

At the end of the sixth frame in the nightcap Hillcrest carried an 8-5 advantage but the Buffaloes went on a hitting spree to score one in the 7th and five in the 8th to post the 11-8 triumph.  Buffs had ten hits in the first game and 13 in the second.

Dodds, Elick and Elick, Rhodes
W.Krall, Little and Weaver

(August 25)  The Natal-Michel Buffaloes are the 1944 Crow's Nest Baseball champions. The Buffs journeyed to Hillcrest and defeated the Miners in both games of a double-header, 8-2 and 18-5 to win the title and possession of the J.K.Ringland Cup.  The teams split a twin-bill the previous week will Hillcrest taking the opening game 4-3 and Buffaloes the nightcap 11-1.