1946 Southern League Game Reports      

World War II having ended in 1945, on both the European and Pacific fronts, meant the resumption of normal conditions in 1946. With the return of servicemen, the Southern League expanded to eight teams within two divisions (Notre Dame, Moose Jaw, Regina Caps and Regina Red Sox) in the West while (Regina Clippers, Wilcox, Weyburn and Regina Legion) comprised the East. The playoffs dragged on well into the fall and didn't conclude until October 5th.



(May 26) The Notre Dame Hounds were not as hot as the mercury showed in Wilcox but just hot enough to squeeze out a 7 - 6 victory over Doc Hughes' Regina Red Sox in the 1946 Southern League's opening game. Notre Dame southpaw chucker Steve Jones won his own game with a timely 8th inning single that drove in Barry Wolstencroft with the tie-breaker. The Red Sox had an early 4 - 0 lead but couldn't hold it as the persistent Hounds chipped away and eventually caught up. Wolstencroft led his team offensively with a triple, double and single. The Red Sox top swatters were Al "Red" Staley with a brace of doubles and outfielder Jackie Fulton with a pair of singles.

Huggins (L), Straub (8) and Tyler
Jones (W), Germann (9) and McCann

(May 28) With the wind howling and the dust blowing, 21 year old Art "Lefty" Straub heaved a 7-inning no-hit shut-out as the Regina Red Sox dropped the Moose Jaw Canucks 2 - 0 in Regina's Southern League premiere. Just one step behind him was long-geared Bert Olmstead of the Canucks who fashioned a one-hit job and lost only because his defensive support was as wild as the weather. Straub struck out 15 batters as only six outs were accounted for by his mates. Gordie Knutson's 5th inning double was the only base hit of the night.

Olmstead (L) and McDonald
Straub (W) and Tyler

(May 29) The Wilcox Cardinals had a good day in Weyburn as they squeezed through with a 3 - 2 win in the afternoon and settled for a 10 - 10 tie in the nightcap of a Southern League twin-bill with the Beavers.

The opener was originally slated to be seven innings in length but since the clubs were tied 2 - 2 at the end of the 7th, play continued into the 8th when a pair of errors and a wild throw brought in the deciding run for Wilcox. The Beavers out-hit the Cardinals 7 to 6. Catcher "Brownie" Clements had three hits to lead the winners at the plate. Les Wilder and Gayle Shupe each banged out a duo of hits for Weyburn, one of Wilder's being a triple.

Buttgereit (W) and Clements
Hogg (L) and Langadahl

The afterpiece was a lively affair which saw the Cards taking an early 8 - 4 lead on the strength of a five-run 2nd inning. The Beavers had their turn in the 6th, scoring an even half dozen for a one run edge but Don Metz squared things up in the 8th when, after slamming a triple, he scored on an error. Darkness halted the show after nine innings.

B. Shupe, Covert (3) and Thompson
A. Downton, D. Metz (6) and Clements

(May 29)  Unleashing just a little too much power, the Regina Clippers made their Southern League debut a winning one when they downed Wild Bill Rodgers' Regina Legion squad 7 - 3. The Legion nine made a fight of it, twice coming from behind to tie the score but a four-run outburst in the 8th was too much for them to overcome. Ernie Franks, ex-Notre Dame chucker, gave up four hits and struck out six in picking up the win over Ralph McCleneghan. Clippers' catcher Frank Smith was the evening's top slugger with three safeties while teammates Ed Tabor and Fred Weist contributed a couple of timely bingles apiece.

Frank (W) and Smith
McCleneghan (L) and Woznesensky

(June 1) The Wilcox Cardinals and Regina Clippers battled to a 1 - 1 saw-off in a Southern League contest in the Queen City. Pitchers Don Metz of the Cards and Johnny Helfrick of the Clips each fanned six as Wilcox out-hit the Reginans 6 - 5. The Cardinals broke a scoreless tie in the 8th to go ahead briefly but Ernie Franks' 9th inning single plated the tying run for the Capital City contingent. Fred Weist of the Clippers was the only player to garner two hits in this game.

D. Metz and Clements
Helfrick and Smith

(June 4) The Regina Red Sox turned back the Notre Dame Hounds 7 - 6 in a weird game in Regina wherein Notre Dame relief pitchers Cy Huck and Frank Germann both took to the hill twice after starter Steve Jones had been sent to the showers in the 5th. Huck, the eventual loser, had an opportunity to score the tying run from third base in the 8th on a botched squeeze attempt but collapsed just in front of the plate and was tagged out. Four players smacked out a brace of base knocks, "Red" Staley and Al Potter of the Redlegs as well as Barry Wolstencroft and Ralph Beattie of the Dogs.

Jones, Huck (5) (L), Germann (5), Huck (6), Germann (6) and McCann
Harrison (W), Potter (8) and Tyler

(June 4) At Wilcox, the Cardinals took a 9 - 8 win over the Regina Legion, essentially on the strength of a wild 2nd inning in which they chalked up seven counters. Cards' chucker Aub Downton struck out five in garnering the complete game win. Don Metz' double was the only extra-base hit of the game. Legion catcher "Butch" Woznesensky was the only player in the game with two hits.

Laatch (L), McCleneghan (2) and Woznesensky
A. Downton (W) and Clements

(June 5) The Regina Clippers snatched a 4 - 3 victory that seemed to be all wrapped up and consigned to the Weyburn Beavers. Came the 7th inning of a lazily-played game and the Beavertown lads were in front 3 - 0 with not a worry in the world as Keith Covert had chucked two-hit ball up to that point. But in the last half of that fateful frame, the seams began to crack and before the dust had settled, the bottom had fallen out as Regina's Tony Righetti, the hitting star of the night with 3 for four, punched out a clean single to send home another unearned, and game-winning, run. Ernie Franks struck out eight in getting the win. "Mac" McCarthy had two hits for the losers. A trio of triples were hit in this game with Les Wilder and Ted Dyker of the Beavers as well as Bob Donald of the Clippers connecting.

Covert (L) and Thompson
Frank (W) and Smith

(June 11) Steady hurling by George Drew enabled the Wilcox Cardinals to win their 3rd in a row as they took a 5 - 3 decision over the Regina Caps who were making their Southern League debut. Drew limited the Reginans to six hits and was assisted by three double plays. Losing pitcher Lloyd Woolley, Caps' student hurler, had a perfect three for three night at the plate, Aub Downton, Clint Squires and Harold Pratt all had two hits for the Redbirds.

Woolley (L), Malnyk and Glasser
Drew (W) and Clements

(June 11) It was just a breeze for the Regina Clippers and Ernie Franks, their workhorse pitcher, as the surprise team of the 1946 Southern League posted its 3rd straight victory. The Clips pounced on a weak-hitting Regina Legion team and easily walked away with a 7 - 0 triumph. Frank hogged the show as he threw a two-hitter at the Legionnaires. Meanwhile, losing pitcher "Rosy" Rosnoski was taking a shelling on the Legion mound as the Clippers pasted him for 11 safeties. Bob Donald, Ed Tabor and Fred Weist all slammed out a pair of hits for the winners while Sully Glasser kicked in with a three-bagger.

Rosnoski (L) and Bell
Frank (W) and Smith

(June 11) Facing Art "Lefty" Straub for the 2nd time, the Moose Jaw Canucks went down 1 - 0 to the Regina Red Sox as the portsider blanked them in consecutive meetings. Straub, who threw a no-hit, no-run game at the Canucks in their previous outing, spoiled Southern League baseball's return to Moose Jaw after an absence of three years for the jam-packed crowd of almost 2,000 that filled Ross Park to overflowing. The Regina southpaw was almost the whole show. He fanned 14, set the Canucks down on three singles and drove in the only run of the game with a 2nd inning single off loser Bert Olmstead. Regina second baseman Al Potter with 2 for three had the best offensive production of any batter.

Straub (W) and Mitten, Tyler (6)
Olmstead (L), Brenholen (5) and McDonald

(June 12) "Butch" Woznesensky has a broken finger but, as a consolation, his Regina Legion team has their first win of the Southern League season. The busted digit forced the Legion catcher from the baseball game in the 5th inning and sent in Ron Bates who tapped the payoff hit which was good for a pair of 6th inning runs and an eventual 5 - 4 triumph over the struggling Moose Jaw Canucks. The Canucks opened up fast, scoring three times in their first turn at bat, and it looked as if they were on their way to garnering their first triumph of the campaign. The Legionnaires settled down after that and kept pecking away to finally knot the count in the 5th, setting the stage for Bates' heroics. Bates wound up with a perfect two for two night to lead Regina at the dish. Moose Jaw out-hit the winners 5 to 4 as Don Gillies and Lou Cronk had two base knocks apiece.

McNamee (L) and McDonald
Terry (W) and Woznesensky, Bates (5)

(June 15) "Lefty" Straub hurled his 3rd win of the season as the Regina Red Sox nosed out the persistent Wilcox Cardinals 3 - 2. Straub whiffed nine as the Cards nicked him for eight hits. Don Metz, on the hill for the Wilcox gang, was touched for 10 safeties including a triple by Doug Mearns. Straub picked up a pair of hits for the Sox as did teammates Lloyd Saunders and Al "Red" Staley. Brothers Aubrey and Ernie Downton of the Redbirds also had two-hit evenings.

D. Metz (L) and Weisshaar
Straub (W) and Tyler

(June 15) 28 base hits and 16 errors went into the records as the Notre Dame Hounds out-lasted the Moose Jaw Canucks 14 - 12 in a wild and wooly Southern League battle in Moose Jaw. The Canucks rapped out 16 safeties from winning pitcher Steve Jones' offerings. Bert Olmstead offset a horrible night afield with his big bat. The Moose Jaw shortstop, who was charged with five errors, pulverized the Hound pitching for four hits, one being a triple. Don Gillies, lanky Mill City first sacker, had three hits, all doubles while Canucks' backstop Donnie McDonald ripped three singles. Bill Hryciuk, third baseman for the Collegians, was their top swatter with a three for six outing.

Jones (W), Germann (9) and McCann
Inkster (L), Brenholen (4) and McDonald

(June 16) The Regina Clippers remained undefeated in Southern League play as they staved off a late Notre Dame rally for an 11 - 9 decision over the Hounds. The Clippers were waltzing along with a 7 - 0 lead after six complete innings when the Hounds started a comeback attempt which fell just short. Ernie Franks struck out eight in earning the win. Batterymate Frank Smith had a trio of raps for the winners including a homer. Johnny Helfrick also had three hits for the Clips, all singles. The Dogs' Ralph Beattie contributed three bingles for his club's offense.

Frank (W) and Smith
Germann (L) and McCann

(June 18) Tall, 16 year old Lloyd Woolley allowed only one hit as the Regina Caps trimmed the Regina Legion 5 - 1 to earn their first Southern League win. Al Boney, Caps' shortstop, blasted out two long doubles for the winners. Bob Cunning had a double and single while Grover contributed two singles. Joe Irwin's 7th inning single was the only hit surrendered by Woolley.

McCleneghan (L), Terry (8) and Bell
Woolley (W) and Glasser

(June 18) Ralph Hogg struck out seven as the Southern League defending champion Weyburn Beavers notched their first win of the season, a 7 - 2 decision over the Wilcox Cardinals. Hogg had a shut-out until the Cards plated a pair in the final frame. Doug Shupe and "Mac" McCarthy had three hits each for the Beavers and teammate Les Wilder drilled a two-run four-bagger.

Hogg (W) and Thompson
A. Downton (L), D. Metz (1), Drew (2), D. Metz (4) and Clements

(June 19) The Moose Jaw Canucks finally struck pay dirt, winning their first Southern League game of the season 6 - 3 at the expense of the host Weyburn Beavers. Previously, the Canucks had dropped four straight. Moose Jaw turned apparent defeat into victory in the 8th. Trailing 3 - 2, they four runs across the plate. Don Gillies and Norm Dunne each drove in two runs during the rally which began after two were out. Bert Olmstead went all the way on the hill for the visitors allowing only five hits, three less than the Canucks collected off loser Keith Covert.

Olmstead (W) and xxxx
Covert (L) and xxxx

(June 20) The Regina Red Sox chalked up another Southern League win when they downed the Notre Dame Hounds 7 - 6 in a tightly-fought game before a large crowd at Tech Park. A two-out single by second baseman Al Potter in the bottom of the 9th inning drove in Jack Fulton with the winning run. Doug "Lefty" Mearns earned the win with a complete game run. Al Potter and shortstop Ray Otten both had three hits for the victorious Sox. Third sacker Bill Hryciuk led the Collegians with a brace of raps.

Huck, Jones (6) (L) and McCann
Mearns (W) and Tyler

(June 21) The unbeaten Regina Clippers jammed their batting bag full by virtue of a 28 - 2 runaway over the Regina Caps. In marking up their 6th win, the Clips banged out a total of 23 bingles although only two of them went for extra bases. Big Frank Smith, Clippers' catcher, got one of them in racking up six hits in as many times at bat. With four hits was winning pitcher Johnny Helfrick.

Campbell (L), Fox (1), Malnyk (3), Hoeft (5), Murray (5) and Glasser
Helfrick (W) and Smith

(June 21) "Lefty" Straub tossed a three-hitter and whiffed 13 as the Regina Red Sox nosed out the Weyburn Beavers 1 - 0 in a tight pitchers' duel. Loser Gayle Shupe yielded seven hits to the Sox while fanning eight. Blaine Shupe nicked Straub for a 7th inning double and was the only Weyburn player to reach third base. Red Sox' catcher Howie Tyler drove in the game's only run with a 4th inning single. He wound up with two hits, one of which was a double.

Straub (W) and Tyler
B. Shupe (L) and Thompson

(June 22) George Greenman pitched no-hit ball for the first six innings as the Wilcox Cardinals trimmed the Regina Legion 7 - 3. Ernie Downton had a triple for the winners off loser "Rosy" Rosnoski.

Greenman (W) and xxxx
Rosnoski (L) and xxxx

(June 23) In a slugfest at Wilcox, the Cardinals ran away with a 29 - 11 verdict over the Notre Dame Hounds. Clint Squires led the offensive bombardment with five safeties while Nick Metz, Ernie Downton, Carl Weisschaar and George Drew came through with four apiece. Chuck McCullough and John McCann led the comparatively meagre Notre Dame output with three hits each.

Germann (L), Jones (4), Huck (5) and McCann
xxxx and xxxx

Southern League Standings as of the end of June 23
West Division       W L  Pct.
Regina Red Sox      6 1 .857
Notre Dame Hounds   2 4 .333
Regina Caps         1 3 .250
Moose Jaw Canucks   1 4 .200

East Division      W L  Pct.
Regina Clippers    6 0 1.000
Wilcox Cardinals   5 2 .714
Weyburn Beavers    1 4 .200
Regina Legion      1 5 .167

(June 25) The Regina Legion took advantage of a couple of their opponent's bad innings to trim the favored Regina Red Sox 10 - 5. The Soldiers jumped all over Red Sox starter Cliff "Lefty" Harrison and inside of two innings were out in front 8 - 1, giving winner Ralph McCleneghan plenty of cushion to cruise from there. Spear Salloum and Ron Bates both poked out a brace of bingles for the Legion with one of Salloum's going for two bases. Jackie Fulton had a pair of raps for the Crimson Hose.

McCleneghan (W) and Bates
Harrison (L), Straub (3) and Tyler

(June 25) The Wilcox Cardinals held the unbeaten Regina Clippers to an 11-inning 1 - 1 tie. Trailing 1 - 0 in the 7th, the Clippers knotted the count when Redbird hurler Walter Buttgereit was called for a balk, allowing Fred Weist to score from third base. Regina's Ernie Franks matched Buttgereit with an 11 inning hill performance. Buttgereit had 11 strikeouts to eight for Frank.

Frank and Smith
Buttgereit and Weisshaar

(June 25) The Moose Jaw Canucks came out swinging and drubbed the Regina Caps 10 - 0 to pick up their 2nd straight Southern League win. Gene Brenholen held the Reginans to five hits in picking up the shutout victory. Brenholen's two-run single off loser Lloyd Woolley in the 4th inning opened the scoring for the winners. Brenholen, Normie Dunne and Lou Cronk each had two hits for the Canucks. Cronk and Donnie McDonald were credited with triples.

Woolley (L), Leader (7) and Glasser
Brenholen (W) and Munro, McDonald

(June 26) Journeyman chucker Ralph Hogg gave his ageless right arm a workout that proved to be disastrous for Regina Legion batters. Hogg took out 17 via the strikeout route as he escorted his Weyburn Beavers to a 7 - 3 triumph over the Reginans at Tech Park. The Beavers out-hit the Legionnaires 9 - 6 . Gayle Shupe and Keith Covert collected two hits each for Weyburn while Legion shortstop Harry O'Brien had a pair for the Soldiers.

Hogg (W) and Thompson
Terry (L) and Bell

(June 28) Despite a three-hit, 15 strikeout pitching job by reliable "Lefty" Straub, it was a photo finish at Tech Park when the faltering Regina Red Sox came up with a 4 - 3 Southern League verdict over the lowly Regina Caps. A pair of 8th inning runs on catcher Dave Abel's single gave the Red Sox the lead for the first time and they hung on to it to edge past their city cousins. Abel had three RBI's altogether on two base hits.

Straub (W) and D. Abel
Leader (L), Elsom (9) and Glasser

(June 28) It looks as if it isn't in the books for the Weyburn Beavers to win a home game in the Southern League this season. Playing the Notre Dame Hounds, the champions of last year were tagged with a 3 - 2 defeat on their own turf. Notre Dame didn't get a solid hit off Gayle Shupe all night but slow infield rollers and Texas leaguers just out of the reach of a defensive player paid dividends. The Beavers threatened in nearly every inning but were snuffed out by long fly balls to center field where Chuck McCullough roamed. Steve Jones pitched a creditable game for Notre Dame and was tagged for seven hits. He had great defensive support including three double plays. Shupe pretty well had things his own way from the 5th inning on but was nicked for nine hits previously. He struck out seven Collegians while Jones sent three Weyburnites down on strikes.

Jones (W) and xxxx
G. Shupe (L) and xxxx

(June 29) The Regina Clippers, sporting the best record in Southern League play this season, were finally clipped themselves as the Moose Jaw Canucks hung a 2 - 1 defeat on them at Tech Park. Tall Bert Olmstead surrendered eight hits, three of them to Fred Weist, in picking up the mound verdict. Lou Cronk's two-bagger in the 7th inning drove in Donnie McDonald with the winning run. Cronk and McDonald both had a brace of hits for the winners.

Olmstead (W) and McDonald
Walters (L) and Smith

(June 30) The Regina Red Sox, who top the Southern League's West Division, were hammered 11 - 4 by the Notre Dame Hounds. Frank Germann was the big gun in the Collegians victory, striking out 10 in going the distance for the win. He also collected a pair of hits, one of which was a double. Outfielder Chuck McCullough paced the Dogs at the plate with four singles in six times at bat while third sacker Bill Hryciuk had with three hits including a triple. For the Red Stockings, Doug Mearns collected a double and single while catcher Howie Tyler contributed a pair of singles.

Huggins (L), Harrison (7) and Tyler
Germann (W) and McCann

(July 1) The Weyburn Beavers hauled down first place money at the Indian Head closed tournament which saw the Notre Dame Hounds take second spot. The Regina Red Sox picked up the third place prize. Feature of the tournament was a 19-inning game between Weyburn and the Red Sox, the Beavers prevailing 6 - 4.

(July 2) The Regina Red Sox stretched their Western Division lead in the Southern League at Tech Park by downing the last-place Regina Caps 5 - 2. Two youthful portsiders locked horns in this contest with Cliff Harrison of the Red Sox besting Lloyd Woolley of the Caps. "Red" Staley's three hits led all batters in this all-Regina match.

Woolley (L) and Glasser
Harrison (W) and Tyler

(July 6) The Notre Dame Hounds climbed a notch closer to top spot in the Western section of the Southern League by trouncing the bottom-feeding Regina Caps 12 - 3 at Tech Park. It was the Caps' 7th defeat in eight outings. Lefthander Steve Jones struck out nine in taking the win over Ed Elsom. Five different hitters evenly split the Hounds' 10 hits with Del Kines, Bill Hryciuk, Normie Brown, Ralph Beattie and Frank Germann all drilling a pair. Caps' "Red" Glasser and Al Boney each had a brace as well.

Jones (W) and McCann
Elsom (L) and Glasser

(July 11) The Weyburn Beavers won on their home diamond for the first time this season as they triumphed over the Wilcox Cardinals 4 - 1. Weyburn moundsman Keith Covert had things pretty well his own way, sending 10 Redbird batters down via the strikeout route and allowing only one runner to advance beyond second base. Covert was also the game's top batter with a 2 for three effort at the plate, one of his raps being a double.

D. Metz (L) and Weisshaar
Covert (W) and Thompson

(July 11) The Regina Clippers spotted city-rival, the Regina Legion, a 4 - 1 lead in the 1st inning, then switched hurlers and settled down to take a 9 - 3 verdict and a firmer hold on top spot in the Eastern Division of the Southern League. Fred Weist paced the Clippers 11-hit attack with three singles. Winning pitcher Ernie Franks and battery mate Frank Smith had two hits each with one of Smith's being a home run. Spear Salloum and Bert Flaman had two singles each for the Legion. Bob Donald and Harry O'Brien cranked out three-baggers for the winners.

Allward, Frank (1) (W) and Smith
McCleneghan (L), Berry (4) and Bates, Woznesensky (3)

(July 12) The best crowd of the season turned out at Tech Park to witness a thriller-diller as the Notre Dame Hounds and Regina Clippers battled to a 5 - 5 tie. The Eastern Division leaders were down 4 - 0 as late as the 8th inning but the Hounds' starting chucker Steve Jones was hit with fatigue in that frame and the Clipper big guns caught up his to offerings and those of reliever Frank Germann who allowed the tying marker in the bottom of the 9th. Both teams amassed nine hits with Chuck McCullough, Germann and Ralph Beattie of the Dogs as well as Tony Righetti of the Clips accounting for two each.

Jones, Germann (8) and McCann
Silverman, Gerein (6) and Smith

(July 12) The Weyburn Beavers picked up their second home victory in two nights by nosing out the Regina Legion as Beavers' veteran chucker Ralph Hogg whiffed 14. The Legion had built up a two-run lead heading into the 4th but fell apart as three errors and a passed ball allowed the Weyburnites to take the lead. The Beavers were out-hit 9 to 5 by the Reginans with Harry O'Brien and Jack O'Hara accounting for three raps each for the Legion.

Terry (L) and O'Brien
Hogg (W) and Thompson, Ekdahl (1)

(July 13) The roof fell in on the Regina Red Sox when the Regina Clippers proved they are still the hottest team in the Southern League. Playing before the largest turnout of the year at Tech Park, the Clippers ran wild in a huge 7th inning to notch a 10 - 0 victory over Doc Hughes' boys. In this battle of division leaders, the Clippers displayed their first sign of power when they took a 2 - 0 lead in the 5th. Ernie Franks stymied the Crimson Hose on two hits to notch the mound win. two bases on balls and five errors led to the Red Sox downfall in the 7th when their city foes packed away eight counters to easily win the spoils. Tony Righetti had a double and single to lead Clipper batters. Contributing two singles each for the winners were Frank Smith, Ed Tabor and Fred Weist.

Frank (W) and Smith
Straub (L) and Tyler

(July 13) The Moose Jaw Canucks and Wilcox Cardinals split a doubleheader played in Moose Jaw although the second game was considered a home game for the Cardinals. The Canucks came up with a 4 - 2 win in the opener while the Cards, batting last, took the nightcap 4 - 1.
In the matinee event, the Canucks counted three times in the 4th frame to enable Gene Brenholen to shade Walter Buttgereit in a tight mound duel. Moose Jaw's Don Gillies was the only batter on either team to come up with two hits.

Buttgereit (L) and Clements
Brenholen (W) and Munro

After being touched for a run in the 1st inning, Wilcox's Don Metz settled down in the follow-up game and held the Canucks scoreless the rest of the way, allowing only four safeties to earn the decision over Jack Devine. Aub Downton and Nick Metz had two hits each for the winning Cardinals. Following the double-bill, Moose Jaw club officials announced that Bert Olmstead had quit the team.

Devine (L) and Munro
D. Metz (W) and Clements

(July 16) The Notre Dame Hounds gave the Moose Jaw Canucks a baseball lesson in Southern League play as they rolled up an 11 - 6 win in a game cut short in the 8th inning by darkness. The Collegians showed the visiting Canucks how to win with a minimum of base hits, turning five singles, plus seven bases on balls and four Moose Jaw errors, into 11 runs while all the opposition realized out of a booming 15-hit attack was six runs. Entering the bottom of the 8th, the Canucks were level with the Hounds at 6 - 6. The game was halted owing to darkness with only two out but the plate umpire ruled that all five runs tallied by the Hounds to that point would stand. Lloyd Carr, Donnie McDonald and Bill Emerson all had three hits for the losers off winning pitcher Frank Germann.

J. Reynoldson (L) and Munro
Germann (W) and McCann

Standings at the end of July 16
Western Division      W L  Pct.
Regina Red Sox        8 4 .667
Notre Dame Hounds     6 4 .600
Moose Jaw Canucks     4 6 .400
Regina Caps           1 7 .125

Eastern Division     W L  Pct.
Regina Clippers      8 1 .889
Wilcox Cardinals     6 4 .600
Weyburn Beavers      4 5 .444
Regina Legion        2 8 .200

(July 17) The Moose Jaw Canucks dropped a 10 - 4 decision to the Regina Red Sox, leaders of the Western Division of the Southern League. The Sox pretty well wrapped up the game in the 3rd when they scored six times. Every Regina player took part in the 15-hit attack against loser Bill Emerson with Doug "Lefty" Mearns leading the parade with three for four. Steve Petryna and Dave Abel each cracked a two-run triple for the Sox. Winning pitcher "Lefty" Straub struck out 10 and limited the Canucks to seven base blows with Norm Dunne and Emerson each racking up a pair.

Straub (W) and D. Abel
Emerson (L) and Munro

(July 19) The Moose Jaw Canucks came roaring back from three straight losses to plaster the Regina Caps 13 - 3 to inch closer to leveling their record for the season. Caps had an early 3 - 1 lead but that quickly vanished. The Mill City crew smacked 12 hits off two Regina chuckers with Bill Emerson leading the pack with three for three including two doubles. Donnie McDonald had three singles in four trips. "Smokey" Reynoldson fanned nine and limited the Caps to five blows, two of them off the lumber of Jack McFarland.

Leader (L), Woolley (7) and Boney
J. Reynoldson (W) and R. Reynoldson

(July 21) Two blasts from the mighty bat of Bobby Donald saved the Regina Clippers by a whisker when the Wilcox Cardinals pushed the Southern League section leaders to 18 innings before going down 7 - 6. The Reginans were slow in starting and were fortunate to be in a 5 - 5 tie at the end of nine innings. Donald's sizzler drilled over the bag at 1st base rolled into deep right field for an inside-the-park homer, tying the game and sending it into extra innings. The teams traded runs in the 12th and in the top of the 18th, Donald came up with his second blast, this time a long triple. From 3rd base, he watched as two mates were retired but then Fred Weist won the game with a sharp single to center field. Regina's Max Silverman, in a 15-inning relief chore, struck out 11 and picked up the win. Loser Don Metz worked the entire 18 frames for the Cards and was the game's top hitter picking up four hits of which one was a triple. Weist, Ernie Franks and "Bucky" Walters each had three base raps for the winners with West's total including a three-bagger. First sacker Ernie Downton of the Redbirds laced out three singles.

Frank, Silverman (4) (W) and Smith
D. Metz (L) and Clements

(July 23) With "Lefty" Straub allowing four scattered hits and striking out eight, the Regina Red Sox strengthened their Western Division lead in the Southern League by blanking the lowly Regina Caps 2 - 0 at Tech Park. On a diamond that still showed signs of last week's perpetual rains, the Sox tallied once in each of the 3rd and 5th innings with Al "Red" Staley driving in both counters. Staley had a good night at the plate, hitting three for four off loser Lloyd Woolley who was lit up for 10 safeties. Crimson Hose shortstop Don Gill picked up a pair of raps.

Woolley (L) and Boney
Straub (W) and D. Abel

(July 23) The Weyburn Beavers made it three in a row at home by coming from behind with a five-run splurge in the 7th inning to down the Regina Legion 8 - 6. It was the Beaver veterans that did most of the damage against the luckless Legionnaires with Gayle Shupe, Ralph Hogg and Les Wilder each rapping out three hits in four times at bat. Two of Wilder's were long doubles and each time he drove in a pair of runs. Cullen's two singles were the best offensive production by any Regina batter.

MacIntosh (L), McCleneghan (7) and Bates
Covert (W) and Ekdahl

(July 24) Breaking open a tie game with a run in the 8th frame and staving off a rally in the 9th, the Wilcox Cardinals came up with a 5 - 4 verdict over the Regina Clippers at Tech Park and made things a little more interesting in the Eastern Division of the Southern League. It was only the 2nd defeat in 11 starts for the leading Clips. Don Metz plated an unearned run in the 8th to give the Cards the lead for good. The Capital City crew out-hit the Redbirds 9 to 7. Bob Donald led all hitters with a trio of raps for the Clippers. Losing chucker Ernie Franks and Fred Weist each had a pair. Walter Buttgereit with a brace of base knocks was the Cardinals' top swatter.

A. Downton (W) and Clements
Frank (L) and Smith

(July 25) The Regina Legion pulled off a surprising 2 - 0 triumph over the Regina Clippers at Tech Park to hand the Easter Division leaders their second reverse in as many nights. Dick Terry was in rare form on the Legion hill and muffled the Clipper guns to a mere two hits. Loser Johnny Helfrick pitched well for the Clips, yielding five hits and striking out 11, but a brace of hits in the 4th allowed the winners to score a pair. Harry O'Brien's two-run homer was the difference. O'Brien had a three for four game.

Terry (W) and Bell
Helfrick (L) and Smith

(July 25) The Wilcox Cardinals were no match for the Weyburn Beavers and took a 14 - 1 trouncing in the Beavers' back yard. Catcher Don White and outfielder Ted Dyker led Weyburn's 14-hit offense with three base raps apiece. White had a homer and two singles while Dyker's total included two doubles and a single. Losing twirler Walter Buttgereit had a double and single to lead his club at the dish.

Buttgereit (L), N. Metz (5) and Kawuza
G. Shupe (W) and White

(July 25) The Moose Jaw Canucks reached the .500 mark for the first time this campaign when they nosed out the Notre Dame Hounds 5 - 4. The Canucks' winning run was a gift. Pinch-runner Lorne Carr crossed the plate from 3rd base when pinch-hitter "Curly" Boyce's two-out smash was misplayed by Hounds' second sacker Frank Germann. Bill Emerson and Gene Brenholen of Moose Jaw and losing hurler Steve Jones, Barry Wolstencroft and John McCann of the Collegians all had two hits in this game. Ex-prisoner of war John "Smokey" Reynoldson picked up the win in relief.

Jones (L) and McCann
Brenholen, J. Reynoldson (5) (W) and Munro

(July 26) There seems to be no stopping the Weyburn Beavers on their upward swing as the defending Southern League champions chalked up their 5th straight win at home by shellacking the last-place Regina Caps 12 - 1. The win tightened the Beavers' grip on 2nd place in the Eastern Division of the circuit. Working behind veteran Ralph Hogg who fanned 12 Regina batters, the Beavers started the fireworks in the opening inning when they rammed in six runs. Had it not been for the effort of losing pitcher Lloyd Woolley, the score might have been much worse. Jack Elsom of the Capitals belted a triple and two singles to pace the Reginans from the batters' box. Gayle Shupe of the Soo Liners also had a trio of hits.

Woolley (L) and McFarland
Hogg (W) and White

(July 26) "Lefty" Straub still held his Indian sign over the Moose Jaw Canucks, striking out eight, as the Regina Red Sox took a close one from the Mill City invaders 2 - 1 to consolidate their position atop the Western section. Down 2 - 0 , the Canucks staged a 9th inning rally only to fall short by a single counter when the potential tying run was cut down in a close play at the plate. The Red Stockings out-hit the visitors 6 to 5. Jackie Fulton of the Sox and Scotty Munro and Bill Emerson of the Moose Javians each stroked a pair of bingles.

R. Reynoldson (L) and Munro
Straub (W) and D. Abel

(July 27) The Notre Dame Hounds scored a 5 - 2 win over the Regina Caps at Tech Park to remain comfortably in 2nd spot in the Western Division of the Southern League. Frank Germann hurled three-hit ball and whiffed 10 in earning the mound victory. Barry Wolstencroft and Bill Hryciuk led the winners from the dish with a brace of raps each.

Germann (W) and McCann
Leader (L) and Boney

(July 28) The Regina Legion upset the Wilcox Cardinals 5 - 2 at Wilcox in a Southern League encounter. A three-run 5th inning for the Reginans spelled the difference in this encounter. Gord Mitton and Joe Irwin of the Legionnaires plus George Drew of the Cards all had a duo of base knocks.

Terry (W) and Bell, Bates (8)
D. Metz (L), A. Downton (5) and Clements

(July 29) The first touring ball team to come to Regina in some years, Ligon's Colored All-Stars, gave an overflow crowd a great treat at Tech Park while battling to a three - three tie with the Regina Red Sox. "Lefty" Straub gave up six hits and struck out nine in going the distance for the Sox. The tourists used two pitchers who surrendered seven hits. Ligon catcher Art Knowles sat in an armchair behind the plate as the Red Sox went down 1 - 2 - 3 in the 6th. Martin had three hits for the Negroes while Don Gill and Al Potter both had a pair for the Crimson Hose.

Walker, Bryant (9) and Knowles
Straub and D. Abel

(July 30) The Notre Dame Hounds put a tighter hold on 2nd spot in their section of the Southern League by putting a crimp in the ambitions of the Weyburn Beavers. Playing on the Weyburn lot, the Collegians halted the Beavers' win streak by taking a 14 - 6 decision. Steve Jones effectively scattered nine hits and struck out seven to get the win over Weyburn starter Keith Covert. Notre Dame shortstop Norm Brown paced all hitters with a perfect four for four performance plus a walk, scoring all five times he reached base. Players with two hits each were Chuck McCullough, Frank Germann and Ralph Beattie of the Dogs as well as Weyburn's Gayle Shupe, Doug Shupe and Bill Henderson.

Jones (W) and McCann
Covert (L), Hogg (6) and White

(July 30) The Moose Jaw Canucks enjoyed a big 1st inning and breezed to a 9 - 0 triumph over the hapless Regina Caps. Returning prisoner-of-war John "Smokey" Reynoldson tossed a three-hitter for the win while chalking up six strikeouts. Normie Dunne of the Canucks was the only player on either squad to garner two hits.

J. Reynoldson (W) and McDonald
Draper (L), Woolley (2) and Boney

(August 1) The Regina Clippers drew closer to clinching the Eastern Division crown by edging the Moose Jaw Canucks 6 - 5 in a game shortened to seven innings by darkness. Moose Jaw's Sandy Thomson with three hits led all swatters at the dish. Johnny Tabor was the Clippers' top swinger with two hits, a feat matched by the Canucks' Neil Mitchell and "Curly" Boyce, with one of the latter's drives going for three-bases.

Frank (W) and Smith
R. Reynoldson (L) and McDonald

(August 2) The Western Division leading Regina Clippers blasted their Eastern Division counterparts, the Regina Red Sox, 8 - 1 at Tech Park in Southern League play. A weary "Lefty" Straub had a bad night on the hill for the Red Sox and his infield was never very sound as the Clips clinched the game with four runs in the opening frame. Chris Gerein pitched superbly for the Clippers, giving up only three hits. Teammate Max Silverman's two hits led all batters.

Straub (L), Gill (5) and D. Abel
Gerein (W) and Smith

(August 2) The Weyburn Beavers put the Moose Jaw Canucks into limbo 5 - 2 at Ross Park in Moose Jaw. Doug Shupe's three-run homer in the 9th broke up a pitcher's joust between his brother Gayle and Moose Jaw's Jack Devine and lifted the Beavers to victory. Weyburn's Elmer Ekdahl was the only batter on either team to register a brace of base knocks in this game.

G. Shupe (W)  and White
Devine (L) and Munro

(August 3) The Wilcox Cardinals knocked off the Regina Legion 9 - 3 at Regina's Tech Park as the Redbirds' Aubrey Downton fanned seven while stopping the Legionnaires with a two-hitter. The Cards took a four-run lead in the opening inning and were never seriously threatened thereafter. Don Metz and Ernie Downton had three hits each for the winners while catcher "Brownie" Clements contributed two.

A. Downton (W) and Clements
McCleneghan (L), O'Brien (3) and Bell

(August 4) In an all-Wilcox Southern League affair, the Wilcox Cardinals missed a chance to take over 2nd spot in the Eastern section of the circuit by bowing to the Notre Dame Hounds 6 - 4. Locked in a 3 - 3 tie, the Hounds plated a trio of 7th inning runs off loser Don Metz to make Notre Dame's Lloyd "Dude" Hoag, in his debut, the winner. Bill Hryciuk, Norm Brown and Ralph Beattie had two hits each for the Dogs, an accomplishment duplicated by Nick Metz and Aubrey Downton of the Cards.

Hoag (W) and McCann
D. Metz (L), A. Downton (7) and Clements

(August 5) Pitcher George Drew and outfielder Clint Squires were a ball team themselves as they got down to business for the Wilcox Cardinals and thumped the Regina Caps 6 - 0 at Tech Park. The portly Drew, once a Cap himself, had his blooper ball dancing and they Caps did everything they could to scrape up three scratch singles. Squires was a compelling figure at the plate with three hits, two of them screaming triples off loser Lloyd Wooley. Overall, the Redbirds rocked the tail ender's southpaw for 14 base blasts with two each off the bats of Nick Metz, Aubrey Downton and Larry Lawrence.

Drew (W) and Smith
Woolley (L), Leader (9) and Boney

Standings as of end of August 5
Western Division     W  L  Pct.
Regina Red Sox      11  5 .688
Notre Dame Hounds    9  5 .643
Moose Jaw Canucks    8  9 .471
Regina Caps          1 13 .071

Eastern Division    W  L  Pct.
Regina Clippers    10  3 .769
Weyburn Beavers     8  6 .591
Wilcox Cardinals    9  8 .529
Regina Legion       4 11 .267

(August 6) Dick Terry, a Regina youth who gave up baseball to do his bit for the R.C.A.F., found his post-war stride and chucked a no-hit game for the Regina Legion. The Notre Dame Hounds were the victims but they didn't leave empty-handed because they salvaged a 1 - 1 tie out of the exchanges. Terry's wild pitch in the 7th gave the Hounds a run and they would have won in spite of the no-hitter if the Legion hadn't rallied to square the game in the 8th. Cy Huck, on the hill for Notre Dame, was almost as impressive as Terry, yielding only three hits, two of them by outfielder Jack O'Hara.

Terry (W) and Bell
Huck (L) and McCann

(August 6) The Regina Clippers took a major stranglehold on first place in the league's Eastern Division by nosing out the Weyburn Beavers 4 - 3. With the score all tied up going into the 9th, the Clips loaded the bases on two singles and an error and then winning pitcher Chris Gerein bunted in the winning run. Regina starting pitcher John Helfrick led all batsmen with three bingles. Picking up two hits each were catcher Frank Smith of the Queen City contingent as well as Elmer Ekdahl and Keith Covert of the Beavers.

Helfrick, Gerein (6) (W) and Smith
Hogg (L) and White

(August 9) The hottest team in Southern League baseball isn't showing any signs of cooling off. The Regina Clippers took everything that Weyburn's desperate Beavers could chuck at them and still had enough edge to win 3 - 2. It was their 11th victory in 14 starts. The pitchers had all the best of it as ageless Ralph Hogg limited the Reginans to four hits and Max Silverman gave up one more to the Beavers. Gayle Shupe and Elmer Ekdahl of the Soo Liners were the only two batters to come up with a pair of hits in this contest. Both of Ekdahl's blows were doubles.

Hogg (L) and White
Silverman (W) and Smith

(August 9) The Notre Dame Hounds ran wild on the bases for an 11 - 6 victory over the Moose Jaw Canucks. The Hounds, with Frank Germann leading the way with four thefts, pilfered a total of 12 bases. They also slammed out 13 hits off loser Gene Brenholen and reliever "Smokey" Reynoldson. Southpaw Steve Jones got the mound win and also shared batting honors with Moose Jaw's "Curly" Boyce. Each had three safeties, one of Boyce's being a triple. Bill Emerson and Scotty Munro of the Canucks as well as Bill Hryciuk, Normie Brown and Barry Wolstencroft of the Dogs whacked out two blows apiece.

Brenholen (L), J. Reynoldson (6) and Munro
Jones (W) and McCann

(August 10) The Regina Clippers, pace-setters in the Southern League, came through in the late stages at Tech Park, stuffing their 12th win in the bag by dusting off the Notre Dame Hounds 8 - 3. Winning hurler Chris Gerein, heaving for the Clips, struck out eight, doubling the total of rival Frank Germann. The Dogs managed only four blows off Gerein while the Reginans belted out an even dozen, including two each by Tony Righetti, Frank Smith and Ernie Franks.

Germann (L) and McCann
Gerein (W) and Smith

(August 11) The Wilcox Cardinals made their race for second place in the Eastern Division a wide-open affair by stopping the Regina Red Sox 4 - 1. The win allowed the Cards to leap-frog the Weyburn Beavers into the division's runner-up spot. Aubrey Downton showed his top pitching form for Wilcox, stopping the Redlegs on four meagre blows, two off the bat of Al Potter. Clint Squires led the Redbirds' six-hit offense with three singles. Don Metz belted a bases-empty homer for the winners.

Straub (L) and Tyler
A. Downton (W) and N. Metz

(August 19) Following a week of inactivity due to soggy diamonds, Southern League action returned with the Notre Dame Hounds trimming the Regina Legion 3 - 1 to move to within a half game of the Eastern Division leading Regina Red Sox. Steve Jones, Notre Dame's young southpaw, practically won the game single-handed for the Hounds. He handcuffed Legion swatters with only three hits and batted in all three Notre Dame runs. The Legion's Dick Terry yielded only four hits to the Collegians but showed traces of wildness all the way. Ralph McCleneghan of the Legionnaires was the only player in the game to notch two hits.

Jones (W) and McCann
Terry (L) and Bell

(August 20) Lloyd Woolley rationed the Regina Red Sox to three measly singles as the Regina Caps bumped off the Red Stockings 4 - 0. The win was only the 2nd of the season for the Capitals. The loss dragged the Red Sox out of first place in the Eastern Division and shot the idle Notre Dame Hounds into the lead by a few percentage points. In posting the shutout win, Woolley also went two for two at the plate.

Petryna (L) and D. Abel, Staley (4)
Woolley (W) and Boney

(August 22) Faltering after a quick 3 - 0 start, the Regina Red Sox dropped a 6 - 3 verdict to the touring Ligon Colored All-Stars in an exhibition game at Tech Park. The colored boys didn't sparkle when they were behind but when the Sox elected to blow a tire and present them with the tying runs in the 4th frame, the touring gents perked up and stole the show. Felix Woodson rationed the Reginans to but four hits, two each by Doug Mearns and losing pitcher Art Straub. The barnstormers managed only six base blows off Straub to go along with six costly Red Sox' errors. Walker had two hits for the winners.

Woodson (W) and Knowles
Straub (L) and D. Abel

(August 23) The Regina Red Sox pounded out 13 hits for an 8 - 2 victory over the Regina Legion. With the win, thought they had moved ahead of the Notre Dame Hounds in the Eastern Division but, with the discovery by league officials of an unreported game that had the Hounds defeating Weyburn at the Soo Liner's diamond, the Crimson Hose still trail the Dogs by a few scant percentage points. "Lefty" Straub went the route for the Redlegs and held the Legion to four scattered hits. Doug Mearns was the big noise at the dish for the winners with a perfect four for four day. Ray Otten and "Red" Staley followed with three for four efforts.

Straub (W) and D. Abel
Berry (L), Terry (3) and Bates

(August 24) Behind the steady hurling of big Gene Brenholen, who allowed but four hits, the Moose Jaw Canucks played errorless ball to defeat the Regina Caps 3 - 1 in a Southern League contest. Lou Cronk, Canucks' center fielder, had a perfect night with the willow lacing three singles in three at bats while Lorne Carr and Scotty Munro delivered a brace of singles each off loser Wilf Leader.

Brenholen (W) and Munro
Leader (L) and Boney

(August 27) The Notre Dame Hounds tagged a 6 - 1 loss on the tail-end Regina Caps before a chilled Tech Park crowd and wound up half a game over the Regina Red Sox for the Eastern Division's top spot, Winning hurler Frank Germann hurled two-hit ball, both a double and single coming off the bat of "Red" Glasser. Wilf Leader took the loss. Norm Brown had a triple and Bill Hryciuk a double for the winners.

Leader (L) and Glasser, Boney (3)
Germann (W) and McCann

(August 28) The Weyburn Beavers and Regina Legion battled to a 2 - 2 draw in the last regularly scheduled Southern League game to be played. The visiting Soo-Liners out-hit the Legion 9 to 6 as both pitchers, Weyburn's Ralph Hogg and the Legion's Dick Terry went the distance. Hogg with two singles and a double was the game's top hitter. Collecting two hits each were brothers Gayle and Doug Shupe of the Beavers as well as Bert Flaman and Harry O'Brien of the Legion. One of Flaman's blows was a double and O'Brien's total included a triple.

Hogg and White
Terry and Bates

Final Standings
Western Division     W  L  Pct.
Notre Dame Hounds   12  6 .667
Regina Red Sox      12  7 .632
Moose Jaw Canucks    9 11 .450
Regina Caps          2 15 .118

Eastern Division    W  L  Pct.
Regina Clippers    14  3 .824
Wilcox Cardinals   10  8 .555
Weyburn Beavers     8  8 .500
Regina Legion       4 13 .235

Although finishing in 2nd spot in the Eastern Division, the Wilcox Cardinals withdrew from playoff competition because of the difficulty in fielding a team during harvest time. So divisional playoff pairing for the semi-finals will see, in the East, the Regina Legion facing the Weyburn Beavers and, in the West, the Moose Jaw Canucks tangling with the Regina Red Sox. Both series will be best-2-of-3.


PLAYOFFS :

(August 30) The Regina Legion, an easy-going club that held down the cellar spot in the Southern League's Eastern Division all season, hung a surprise 6 - 2 defeat on the favored Weyburn Beavers in the opener of their best-of-three playoff. Joe Irwin pounded a double with the sacks full off loser Gayle Shupe to highlight a five-run 5th frame for the winners. Darkness limited the game to seven innings. Elmer Ekdahl of the Beavers and Jack O'Hara of the Legion were the top swingers for their teams, each lacing out three hits.

Terry (W) and Bates
G. Shupe (L) and White

(August 31) "Smokey" Reynoldson fanned nine and limited the Regina Red Sox to two hits as the Moose Jaw Canucks won the opener of their Western Division semi-final by dropping the Reginans 4 - 1. Redlegs' "Lefty" Straub, the nemesis of the Canucks all season, was off the beam as the Mill City nine finally dumped him for the first time. The big difference in the game was that Straub issued six walks to none by Reynoldson. Nary a player on either squad managed more than one hit.

J. Reynoldson (W) and Munro
Straub (L) and D. Abel

(September 3) The underdog Moose Jaw Canucks amazed and delighted Ross Park fans by trimming the Regina Red Sox 7 - 2 to sweep their best-of-three divisional semi-final in straight games. The Moose Jaw swatters now meet the Notre Dame Hounds in the Western Division final. "Smokey" Reynoldson yielded 1st and 3rd inning runs to the Capital City boys, allowing them to take a 2 - 0 lead, but then slammed the door the rest of the way to take the win. Brother Ron Reynoldson topped the Canucks nine-hit barrage off loser "Lefty" Straub, amassing three for three including a 5th inning three-run homer. "Red" Staley collected two of the four Red Sox hits off Reynoldson.

Straub (L) and D. Abel
J. Reynoldson (W) and Munro

(September 4) Ralph Hogg, as consistent as he was 15 years ago, took the mound for the Weyburn Beavers at Tech Park and piloted the Soo-Liners to a 7 - 2 triumph over the Regina Legion, tying the best-of-three semi-final playoff at one game each. Weyburn's Ted Dyker slammed a 5th inning circuit clout off loser Dick Terry. Doug Shupe, Hogg and battery mate Don White all had two hits for the winners. Gord Mitton was the lone Regina batter to collect a brace.

Hogg (W) and White
Terry (L) and Bates

(September 5) The Regina Legion and Weyburn Beavers are still running neck and neck in their semi-final divisional playoff as they battled to a 5 inning 4 - 4 tie in what was supposed to be the deciding game of the series. The Legion knocked Weyburn starter Keith Covert from the mound early, scoring all four of their runs in the top of the 1st. Reliever Gayle Shupe stopped the bleeding and held the visitors hitless and scoreless the remainder of the abbreviated game. The Beavers roared back with three counters in their half of the 1st and tied the game in the bottom of the 5th on a single, an error and a passed ball. Les Wilder's two hits led all batsmen.

Berry, McCleneghan (1) and Bates
Covert, G. Shupe (1) and White

(September 7) The hustling Moose Jaw Canucks continued their blazing way along the Southern League playoff trail when they eked out a narrow 3 - 2 win over the Notre Dame Hounds in the opener of the Western Division final. Both Notre Dame counters came in the opening frame when the Collegians got to big Gene Brenholen for three hits. The Canucks knotted the count in the 5th and plated the winner in the 6th when, after tripling to right field, Bill Emerson tagged up at third base and scampered home on Scotty Munro's fly out.

Brenholen (W) and Munro
Erfle (L) and McCann

(September 9) The Weyburn Beavers dumped the Regina Legion 11 - 2 in the deciding game of their Eastern Division semi-final series. Big Gayle Shupe tossed a five-hitter for the win. The Beavers bombed loser Ralph McCleneghan and reliever Dick Terry for 15 base blows. Every Beaver in the line-up got at least one hit with Les Wilder topping all batsmen with a trio. Winning chucker Shupe, Ted Dyker, Doug Shupe and Ralph Hogg all had two bingles as did "Huddy" Bell of the Legion. The Beavers will now face the Regina Clippers for Eastern Division supremacy.

G. Shupe (W) and White
McCleneghan (L), Terry (3) and Bates

(September 10) Coasting along on a 4 - 0 lead, built up in the first two innings and seemingly well on their way to victory that would have put them in the Southern League final, the Moose Jaw Canucks ran into trouble in the 4th and 5th innings and finally dropped a 5 - 4 decision to the Notre Dame Hounds. The win put the Hounds on even terms with their Moose Jaw rivals, each with one triumph. "Smokey" Reynoldson was breezing along until the 4th when the Dogs got back in the game, plating a trio. When Bill Hryciuk singled to lead off the 4th for Notre Dame, Reynoldson was yanked in favor of Jack Devine. A passed ball sent Hryciuk to 2nd base and he scored the tying run on Norm Brown's single. Brown also travelled to 2nd on a passed ball and scored what proved to be the winner on winning pitcher Frank Germann's blooper to short left field. Barry Wolstencroft and Ralph Beattie both had a pair of singles in support of Germann. The game ended prematurely after six innings because of darkness.

J. Reynoldson, Devine (5) (L) and Munro
Germann (W) and McCann

(September 11) The Weyburn Beavers and Regina Clippers battled to a 3 - 3 tie in the opener of their best-of-three Eastern Division final. A full house at Tech Park saw the mighty Clipper bats boom for three solid hits and as many runs in the 2nd inning and the Beavers come back in the 4th for the tying counters on two safe blows, a walk and an error. The Beavers had the best opportunity to put across the winning run, Don White dying on 3rd base in the 7th, but both sides finished off with practically air-tight ball and sent the fans away happy and asking for more. The Soo-Liners out-hit the Clips 5 to 4 as Gayle Shupe was the only batter on either side to collect a pair of hits.

Hogg and White
Silverman and Smith

(September 12) Riding along on a 1 - 0 lead going into the 8th and last frame, the Notre Dame Hounds were within a whisker of lifting the Southern League's Western Division title but blew the ball game on two costly errors, allowing the Canucks to score twice to grab the game 2 - 1 and take the series two games to one. The 3rd place Canucks were on the verge of elimination when the Collegians muffed their shots as darkness fell over the diamond. Shortstop Norm Brown threw wild to 1st base on "Smokey" Reynoldson's ground ball to open the 8th, allowing Reynoldson to move to 2nd base. He then advanced to 3rd base on Lou Cronk's safe bunt down the 1st base line. Bill Emerson, third man up, grounded to Frank Germann at 2nd base who juggled the ball as Reynoldson raced home with the tying run, Cronk going to 2nd and shortly thereafter to 3rd. "Scotty" Munro's long fly to Ralph Beattie in right field gave Cronk all the time he needed to bring in the big winner. The Hounds then went down in order in their half of the inning. Neil Mitchell and Munro both had two hits for the winners off loser Steve Jones. Winning hurler Gene Brenholen limited the Hounds to five safeties, two off the bat of Chuck McCullough.

Brenholen (W) and Munro
Jones (L) and McCann

(September 13) The Regina Clippers are one up on the Weyburn Beavers in their Eastern Division playoff but the Beavers and Weyburn fans alike are up in arms over an umpire's judgment call. The Clippers nosed out the defending Southern League champions 3 - 2 in 8 innings. The rhubarb began during the Beavers final time at bat. With two out and Weyburn runner Jack Shupe at 2nd base, Les Wilder drilled one of Chris Gerein's offerings down the left field foul line. The plate umpire called the smash a foul ball and ordered the runner Shupe back to 2nd base. Beaver players and fans alike insisted the line drive was a fair hit but the arbitrator remained firm in his decision. When play finally resumed, Wilder struck out to end the game. Gerein fanned five in earning the mound win with a six-hitter. Lose Gayle Shupe whiffed 12 and allowed eight base hits. Bob Donald had a double and single for the winners while teammates Johnny Helfrick and Ernie Franks each had two singles. Ted Dyker stroked a double and single for the Beavers.

Gerein (W) and Smith
G. Shupe (L) and White

(September 16) The Regina Clippers, who romped through the Southern League schedule with colors flying high, looked like anything but a ball club at Tech Park as the Weyburn Beavers Hogg-tied and clipped them 7 - 1 to square the Eastern Division final playoff at one game apiece. While Ralph Hogg was setting down the Reginans on two hits over the abbreviated five-inning game, the Beaver batsmen nicked three Clipper hurlers for six including a three-bagger by Elmer Ekdahl. The Regina trio also issued a total of six bases on balls as their batteries combined for two wild pitches and a passed ball. Ekdahl was the only player from either team to get a pair of hits.

Hogg (W) and White
Silverman (L), Gerein (2), Helfrick (3) and Smith

(September 25) Tony Maze, a wandering hurler who pitched for the Regina Red Sox last season and who played this summer at the west coast and Calgary, came back to his old stomping grounds and led the Regina Clippers to a 4 - 0 victory over the Weyburn Beavers in the Eastern Division final of the Southern League. The Clippers now meet the Moose Jaw Canucks for the Southern League title. Not only did the southpaw Maze set the Beavers down with three scanty hits, but he also pounded out a booming triple in the 3rd inning and scored the Clippers' first run. The Queen City crew had a good day off Weyburn pitchers Ralph Hogg and Gayle Shupe, driving out 12 base knocks, three going for triples. Tony Righetti and "Muttsy" Schmidt both had a three-bagger and single for the winners while Johnny Helfrick and Fred Weist each laced out a pair of singles.

Maze (W) and Smith
Hogg (L), G. Shupe (6) and Thompson

(October 1) A ball game isn't over until over until the last out of the last inning. The Moose Jaw Canucks found that out to their dismay at Tech Park in the opening tilt of the Southern league final with the Regina Clippers. Riding along with a 2 - 1 lead, and with "Smokey" Reynoldson on the hill and looking good with a two-hitter to his credit, the Canucks blew a tire in the bottom of the 7th frame, allowing the Reginans four counters on three hits sandwiched in between three errors, a walk and a wild pitch. Moose Jaw out-hit their hosts 6 to 5 as Bill Emerson's three base knocks, including a bases-empty homer, led all batters. Regina backstop Frank Smith had two singles.

J. Reynoldson (L), Brenholen (7) and Munro, McDonald (7)
Gerein (W) and Smith

(October 2) The Regina Clippers found their batting eye at Ross Park and lashed out 14 hits off two Moose Jaw hurlers, three of them booming home runs, for an amazing 13 - 0 triumph over the Canucks in the 2nd game of their best-of-five Southern League final. The Clippers lead the series two games to none. Max Silverman was superb on the mound for the Clips, striking out eight as he held the Mill City nine to three scattered blows. Sully Glasser, Frank Smith and Fred Weist all had four-baggers for Regina. Glasser and Smith both had three hits with one of Glasser's other knocks being a double. Silverman and Johnny Helfrick both had a brace of singles.

Silverman (W) and Smith
Brenholen (L), Devine (6) and Munro

(October 5) The Clippers of Regina captured the 1946 Southern League crown at Tech Park when they defeated the Moose Jaw Canucks 8 - 2 in the 3rd game of their best-of-five series. The Clippers took the title in three straight games. Only a handful of fans braved the chilly weather for the final encounter in which four Moose Jaw errors in the bottom half of the 3rd inning gave the Clips five runs and the victory. Johnny Helfrick cruised to the Regina mound win for Regina, striking out eight and giving up six scattered hits. Helfrick and Fred Weist of the Capital City gang along with "Curly" Boyce and Bill Emerson of Friendly City brigade all picked up a duo of hits.

J. Reynoldson (L) and Munro
Helfrick (W) and Walters, Smith

(October 8) An overnight snowstorm in Moose Jaw forced cancellation of a scheduled exhibition game appearance at Ross Park by Earle Mack's barnstorming Major League baseballers. Mack, the son of Philadelphia Athletics' long-time manager Connie Mack, and his troupe of big league stars arrived in Moose Jaw by train and were met at the C.P.R. depot by members of the Canuck executive. The 14-player roster which includes first baseman Phil Cavaretta of the Chicago Cubs, the 1945 M.V.P. in the National League, as well as pitchers Allie Reynolds of the Cleveland Indians and Ed Lopat of the Chicago White Sox will continue travelling the railroad route to Calgary and Edmonton for exhibition games there.