1950 Northern Saskatchewan Game Reports     

(May 17) A crowd of 1,500 shivered through the 1950 Northern Saskatchewan Senior Baseball League opener in cold weather as the defending champion Delisle Gems, sporting a new name as well as new uniforms and playing in a newly-named league, defeated the Saskatoon Legion 8 - 1. The Goose Lake Liners, previously known as the Commodores, collected eight hits off loser Lefty Arnold and reliever Stan Currie to register the win. The Gems played errorless ball to back up winning pitcher Bennie Griggs and newcomer Doug Gostlin in the seven-inning contest, called early due to darkness. The Delisle tandem combined to surrender only three hits. Delisle outfielders Joe Hollin Chretien with a triple and single and Dick Butler with 2 singles were the only batters to get more than one hit.

Griggs (W), Gostlin (4) and Reg Bentley, Shirley
Arnold (L), Currie (5) and Hanson

(May 19) Colored newcomer George Tatum from Lake Charles, Louisiana was highly impressive in his debut with the Saskatoon Legion as he pitched the Legionnaires to a 10 - 0 shellacking of the Colonsay Monarchs. Tatum held the Monarchs to three hits in the darkness shortened, seven-inning game and fanned ten along the way. Colonsay starter Grant Carlson suffered the loss. Outfielder Chuck McCullough of Saskatoon paced the winner's offensive production with a triple, a single and three RBI's while second sacker Bernie Almas had a pair of singles in four trips.

Carlson (L), Smith (6), Gunther (6) and Rosher
Tatum (W) and Hanson

(May 21) The Delisle Gems proved to be inhospitable hosts with the visiting Saskatoon Cubs as they spanked the Hub City boys 16 - 6, slashing out 18 hits in the process. Delisle's Doug Bentley hammered out the game's longest blow, a triple. Doubles were smashed by the Cubs' Jerry Webster and the Gems' Dick Piper, Eddie Brown and Bennie Griggs.

Falk (L), Newbold (2), Leslie (4), Rumball (8) and Norman
Chretien (W), Gostlin (5) and Shirley, Reg Bentley (5)

(May 22) Cold weather didn't seem to bother the Saskatoon Legion's Slim Burke as he unveiled a six-hit hurling job, interspersed with 12 strikeouts, to earn a 6 - 2 win over his old teammates, the Saskatoon Cubs. The game was called after eight innings as darkness enveloped the skies. Cubs' starter Bob Leslie took the loss. Bernie Almas of the Legion and Alex Trost of the Cubs were the only players to get more than one hit in the game, both racking up a pair. One of Trost's was a two-bagger.

Burke (W) and Hanson, Sasseville (4)
Leslie (L), Rumball (7) and Norman

(May 26) The Delisle Gems registered their 3rd win in as many starts, blasting out 11 hits off a pair of youthful Bridge City chuckers, to hammer the Saskatoon Cubs 12 - 6. Joe Hollin Chretien had three hits for the winners, including a double. Gems' outfielder Dick Butler had an inside-the-park home run. Newcomer Sherman Watrous of the Cubs was the outstanding player for Saskatoon. The burly catcher displayed a strong throwing arm, an adeptness in handling the young pitching staff and a powerful batting stroke. Offensively, he contributed two doubles in three trips.

Coben (W), Shockey (5) and Shirley, Reg Bentley
Salmon (L), Rumball (3) and Watrous

(May 28) The North Battleford Beavers made an impressive Northern Saskatchewan Senior Baseball League debut at Prince Albert, winning both games of a doubleheader 10 - 7 and 7 - 1 against the host Anavets. Tony Maze got the complete game win for North Battleford in the opener as Prince Albert's Ron Reynoldson was tagged with the defeat. Doug Boettcher and Joe Nishnik walloped homers for the Vets. Nishnik's blast was a three-run homer in the bottom of the 9th. Matt Meredith had a three-bagger for the Beavers. Prince Albert made six errrors.

Maze (W) and Prediger
Reynoldson (L) and Ramage

Les Dean had a no-hitter until the 6th and struck out ten Prince Albert batters for the second game win. He allowed just six hits overall. The Beavers pounded out 19 safeties to easily capture the contest.

L. Dean (W) and Sweeney
Bigelow (L), D. Logue (2) and Wilson

(May 28) In a Northern Saskatchewan Senior Baseball League twin bill, the Delisle Gems proved to be too potent for the Colonsay Monarchs, sweeping the visitors 8 - 3 and 13 - 6 for their 4th and 5th wins of the young season. Joe Hollin Chretien took the pitching win over Lorne Johnson in the opener. All the scoring came in the 2nd inning as the Monarchs jumped into a 3-0 lead only to see the Gems respond with eight runs in the bottom of the inning. Johnson had a three-bagger for the Monarchs while teammates Reg Pendleton and Len Breckner as well as Dick Butler and Chretien of the Gems all had doubles.

Johnson (L), L. Breckner (6) and Folk
Chretien (W) and Reg Bentley

In the evening game, Colonsay took a 1st inning 2 - 0 lead which quickly disappeared as Delisle rang up six runs in the 2nd and three more in the 3rd off loser Grant Carlson. Winning pitcher Doug Gostlin homered for Delisle with two runners on base. Eddie Brown of the Gems had a bases-empty shot. Lloyd Coffin rapped a pair of doubles for the Monarchs.

Carlson (L), Folk (4) and Klotz
Gostlin (W), Griggs (5) and Shirley

(May 29) Behind the masterful one-hit pitching of Stan "Lefty" Currie, the Saskatoon Legion bounced their city rivals, the Saskatoon Cubs, 3 - 1. The win was the 4th in five starts for the Legionnaires and the 4th straight loss for the Baby Bears. Currie was at his very best, striking out 16 batters in the contest. The only hit surrendered by the Legion southpaw was a 9th inning double by Cubbies' third sacker Cy Rouse. The Cubs featured an all-Negro battery with newcomer import pitcher Bob Herron of Tyler, Texas working with catcher Sherman Watrous. Gordie Howe, Detroit Red Wings' hockey star, lit up Herron for a two-run homer in the 2nd frame to give the Legion boys the early lead, one which they never relinquished. Harry O'Brien touched Herron for three singles.

Herron (L) and Watrous
Currie (W) and Sasseville

(May 31) The Saskatoon Cubs picked up their first win of the season by defeating the Colonsay Monarchs 9 - 6 in a loosely played contest. It was the fifth straight setback for Colonsay as they remain winless. The Baby Bears built up a 6 - 1 lead after three innings but the lead dwindled to 6 - 5 after the top of the 6th. Big Bob Herron went five innings for Saskatoon to pick up the win and even his record at 1 - 1. The Cubs had 15 hits off Colonsay pitchers, loser Johnny Folk and reliever Grant Carlson. Cy Rouse hit four singles in five trips for the Cubs to lead all swatters. Teammate Sherman Watrous had a trio of hits, including a double and triple, and also had a 1st inning steal of home. Colonsay's Lloyd Coffin and Paul Hrynkiw also picked up three base hits apiece. Jack Rittinger and Eric Falk of the Cubbies both laced a brace of raps, one of Rittinger's being a three-bagger.

Folk (L), Carlson (3) and Rosher, Folk (7)
Herron (W), Leslie (6) and Watrous

(June 2) The Saskatoon Legion plated seven runs in the final two frames to pull out an 8 - 8 tie with the North Battleford Beavers. The Northern Saskatchewan Senior Baseball League game ended after nine innings as darkness prevented any further play. Each club picked up a dozen hits in the rousing contest. The Beavers carried a 6 - 0 lead into the 5th inning and it was Lefty Arnold's stellar relief performance that kept the Legion in the game and allowed them to fight back for the stalemate. Harry O'Brien's 9th inning single plated the tying run. Gordie Howe belted a circuit clout for the Legionnaires while Saskatoon catcher Bobby Sasseville and battery mate Arnold plus Elton Dean of the Beavers all slammed triples. No less than eight players registered two hit performances in this contest: Pete Prediger, Tony Maze and Arnold Casey for the Beavers and Bernie Almas, O'Brien, Howe, Arnold and Jules Swick of the Legion.

L. Dean and Prediger
Carpenter, Arnold (2) and Sasseville

(June 3) The North Battleford Beavers turned the tables on the Saskatoon Legion and trounced them 12 - 4 in the first game of a weekend series in North Battleford. After losing a big lead the previous night against the Hub City boys and having to settle for a tie, the Beavers were in a foul mood and made the visitors pay big time. Darkness forced a halt to the game after eight innings had been completed. Matt Meredith, Roy Dean and Tony Maze all had three-baggers for the winners. Saskatoon catcher Bobby Sasseville went three for four at the plate, one of his hits finding the range for a double.

Tatum (L), Pizzey (7), G. Howe (8) and Sasseville
Maze, Dodds (3) (W), E. Dean (8), Brown (8) and Prediger

(June 4) Once again, the North Battleford Beavers dismantled the Saskatoon Legion in the follow-up to yesterday's win. This time the Beavers pelted four Legion pitchers for 21 hits to completely annihilate the Bridge City crew 21 - 5. Pete Prediger had a four for five day at the dish to lead the North Battleford onslaught. Roy Dean went three for four including a home run and double while Beavers' catcher Bud Sweeney had a pair of raps, one a triple and the other a double. North Battleford first baseman Elton Dean chipped in with a double and single. Emile Francis had a difficult time getting the bat off his shoulder as he was walked no less than five times by the inept crew of Legion chuckers. Bernie Almas' two for four plate performance was one of the few bright spots for the Legion boys.

Currie (L), Pizzey (3), Tatum (5), G. Howe (8) and Sasseville
Brown (W), Taylor (9) and Sweeney

(June 7) The Saskatoon Cubs cake-walked to a 13 - 0 drubbing of the Colonsay Monarchs as the winless Monarchs were seldom a threat. The Cubs hammered two Colonsay pitchers for 14 hits and were helped along by eight Monarch errors. Big Bob Herron and the equally burly Sherman Watrous paced the Saskatoon hitting attack, the former with three for five and the latter three for four. Each had a double amongst their totals.

T. Senko (L), Johnson (5) and Folk, S. Senko
Herron (W), Rumball (7), Mitchelmore (9) and Watrous

(June 8) The Delisle Gems repeated as champions in the $4,600 Lloydminster tournament by taking first prize money of $2,000 with a thundering 10 - 0 victory over the Edmonton All-Stars in the final game. Lefthander Murray Coben and right hander Bennie Griggs divided the pitching duties for the winners.

(June 9) The Saskatoon All-Stars, a group of select players from the Cubs and Legion, lambasted the touring Muskogee Cardinals 11 - 0 in an exhibition game. The American visitors had only two hits in the game off three Hub City chuckers, one of whom was stage and movie actor Cameron Mitchell who is spending time in Saskatoon visiting with his wife's family. Saskatoon starter Bob Herron pitched four innings of hitless ball to pick up the win. Chuck McCullough, Sherman Watrous and Harry O'Brien each had three hits for the winners.

Giddens (L), Nash (5) and Thomas, Prim
Herron (W), Mitchell (5), Currie (9) and Watrous

(June 9)  Eston Ramblers whipped Delisle 19-4 in an exhibition game Friday at Rosetown. Ramblers roughed up Delisle pitching to such an extent that second sacker Eddie Brown took a turn on the hill.

(June 10)   North Battleford Beavers downed the visiting Kamloops Elks 6-4 in an exhibition game at North Battleford. Three long homers by Tony Maze and Pete Prediger of the Beavers and Casey Jones of the Elks featured the contest. The BC club out-hit the Beavers eight to six but their moundsmen gave up ten walks while Maze allowed only one. Maze had a perfect day at the dish with his homer, three-bagger and two walks.

(June 11) The Saskatoon Cubs eked out a 9 - 8 victory over the North Battleford Beavers to hand the Dam Builders their first defeat in five starts. Big Bob Herron gave up 11 hits and struck out 15 in the complete game win. Cy Rouse had three hits to pace the Baby Bruins at the dish. Vic Ring, Alex Trost and Jerry Webster each had a pair of base knocks for the winners. For the Beavers, Emile Francis rapped out a trio of hits and Roy Dean had a pair, one of which was a homer.

Herron (W) and Watrous
Dodd, L. Dean (6) (L) and Prediger

(June 12) The Saskatoon Legion jumped into an early lead and held on to defeat the Delisle Gems 5 - 4. The G - Men tasted defeat for the first time this season as Legion chucker Lefty Arnold kept them in check until the last three innings when they scored all their runs. Arnold pitched himself out of trouble spots on numerous occasions, striking out ten. Gems' Doug Bentley and Doug Gostlin were the only players to have two hits in this game.

Coben (L), Gostlin (5) and Reg Bentley, Shirley
Arnold (W) and Sasseville

(June 14) The Ligon Colored All-Stars hammered the Saskatoon Selects 14 - 3 in exhibition play. The Saskatonians were an aggregate group of Cubs and Legion players. Aquillon Bailey and Marvin Ligon each had three hits for the Ligons. Slim Burke collected a double and single for Saskatoon.  Rufus Ligon and Lefty Woods combined to hold the Selects to seven hits.

R. Ligon (W), Woods (6) and Holland
Tatum (L), Burke (2), Salmon (6) and Watrous

(June 15)   North Battleford Beavers blew a 7-1 lead but rebounded with three runs in the last of the ninth inning to down the Ligon All-Stars 10-8 Thursday evening at Abbott Field.  Roy Dean smacked a double to knock in Pete Prediger to tie the contest and Tony Maze followed with a two-run homer for the win.

(June 16) With Ron Reynoldson's effective six-hit pitching and Joe Nishnik's inside-the-park home run, the Prince Albert Anavets rode to their first Northern Saskatchewan Senior Baseball League win, defeating the Saskatoon Legion 6 - 4. The Prince Albertans were always ahead and built up a comfortable 6 - 1 lead over the first six innings. Lefty Logue paced the Anavets at the plate with a three for four performance. Harry O'Brien had two hits for the Legion.

Reynoldson (W) and Wilson
Tatum (L), Mitchell (3), Arnold (6) and Sasseville

(June 17) Winless in their six starts this season, the Colonsay Monarchs came to life and took a pair of Northern Saskatchewan Senior Baseball League games from the North Battleford Beavers by 5 - 2 and 22 - 3 scores. Young Grant Carlson limited the Beavers to three hits, all singles, in notching the first game pitching win. The Monarchs had 11 base hits in chalking up their initial victory. The game's only extra-base hit was a double by Colonsay's Johnny Folk.

Maze (L), Dodd (2) and Prediger
Carlson (W) and Folk

The nightcap was a massacre with Colonsay hammering six North Battleford pitchers for a total of 23 hits. Johnny Folk hurled the last 7 1/3 innings to get the win for the Monarchs. Paul Hrynkiw homered for Colonsay. Johnny Breckner had a pair of triples while Len Breckner and Roy Moldenhauer each had a three-bagger.

Maroniuk (L), Uffleman (3), Dodd (4), E. Dean (6), Francis (6), Maze (7) and Prediger
Coffin, Johnson (2), Folk (2) (W) and Folk, Klotz (2)

(June 17) The Delisle Gems hammered the Saskatoon Legion 20 - 1 to open a two-game weekend set-to with the Hub City visitors. While his team was belting Legion chuckers for 20 hits, Joe Hollin Chretien held the Saskatonians to four hits. Chretien, Bennie Griggs and Eddie Brown all hit home runs for Delisle while Max Bentley, Jim Shirley and Dick Butler connected for doubles.

Burke (L), Tatum (3) and Sasseville
Chretien (W) and Shirley

(June 18) The Saskatoon Cubs drubbed the Prince Albert Anavets 16 - 5 in the first of two as the home club Vets committed nine big errors to virtually hand the game to the visitors. The Cubbies put the game away in the 6th inning, scoring eight times to erase a 5 - 4 deficit. Cy Rouse's triple and Alex Trost's double were the big hits of that frame that helped the Bridge City nine run away with the game. Albert Knutson was the starter and loser for Prince Albert.

Herron, Falk (3), Herron (5) (W) and Watrous
Knutson (L), Hunter (6), Bigelow (6) and Casey

Prince Albert roared back to capture the nightcap 10-4, but the contest did not count in the standings as the teams considered it to be an exhibition match. Bird went the route for the win.

Mitchelmore (L), Salmon (5), Falk (5) and Watrous
Bird (W) and Wilson

(June 18) The Delisle Gems rallied for four runs, after their first batter had been retired in the bottom of the 9th inning, to de-rail the Saskatoon Legion 5 - 4. It was the second encounter between these two clubs of a weekend series in the Goose Lake line town. The Legionnaires' Lefty Arnold pitched a great game, keeping Delisle hitless until the 8th inning. In all, the Gems had only four hits off Arnold. the hard-luck loser. The Saskatonians recorded nine hits. Legion shortstop Danny Ens' costly 9th inning error allowed Delisle to make their their comeback.

Arnold (L) and Sasseville
Coben, Gostlin (9) (W) and Reg Bentley

(June 19) Winning pitcher Bob Herron singled sharply to right field to drive in Lorne Rumball with the deciding run in the bottom of the 9th inning which gave the Saskatoon Cubs a narrow 3 - 2 win over the North Battleford Beavers. Rumball had been sent in to pinch run for Jerry Webster who had singled to open the inning but who had injured his hand while stealing second base. Doug Dodd of the Beavers struck out 11 in taking the loss. There were only two extra-base hits in the game, doubles by Pete Prediger of North Battleford and Eric Falk of the Cubs.

Dodd (L) and Prediger
Herron (W) and Watrous

(June 21) The Delisle Gems won first money of $1,000 in Humboldt's $2,200 baseball tournament defeating the Muskogee Cardinals 11 - 3 in the final. Murray Coben threw a four-hitter and struck out 11 for Delisle.

(June 21) Lefty Arnold struck out 15 and allowed only three hits as the Saskatoon Legion blanked the Prince Albert Anavets 4 - 0. Prince Albert's Lefty Logue also turned in a good pitching chore and, but for errors, the final score could have been much closer. Logue gave up six hits, all singles. The Legion's Ray Hamilton was the only player of either club to get more than one hit. He had two singles in three trips.

D. Logue (L) and Wilson
Arnold (W) and Sasseville

(June 22)   In a five-inning game, shortened by rain, Delisle downed the Indian Head Rockets 5-0 behind a one-hitter by Joe Hollin Chretien.

Calhoun (L) and Green
Chretien (W) and Reg Bentley

(June 25) The Delisle Gems walked away from the North Battleford $2,600 tournament some $1,000 richer as they blanked the Carrot River Loggers 4 - 0 in the final match. Murray Coben and Joe Hollin Chretien shared the hill duties for Delisle with Coben getting credit for the win. Dick Butler of the Gems had the game's only extra-base hit, a 2nd inning RBI double.

Swota (L) and McLean
Coben (W), Chretien (6) and Reg Bentley

(June 26) The long-awaited floodlights illuminated Cairns Field for the first time and everyone, except the Saskatoon Legion ball club, seemed to enjoy the big opening. Their intra-city foes, the Saskatoon Cubs, handed the Legion a 5 - 1 beating to stay in 2nd place in the Northern Saskatchewan Senior Baseball League. Winning pitcher Bob Herron was the game's top swatter with a three for four evening.

Currie (L), Reynoldson (5) and Sasseville
Herron (W) and Watrous

(June 27) Gordie Wilson smashed a game-winning line drive into center field to give the Prince Albert Anavets a thrilling 9 - 8 victory over the Delisle Gems. Wilson's clout came in the bottom of the 10th inning when two were out and the sacks full as Doug Boettcher scampered home from third base with the winning run. Lefty Logue went the distance for Prince Albert, allowing ten hits. The Anavets lit up three Delisle hurlers for 13 hits. Joe Nishnik had a home run and double for the winners. Delisle's top swinger was Dick Butler who drilled three doubles. Max Bentley had a three-bagger for the Gems.

Coben, M. Bentley (1), Chretien (2) (L) and Shirley
D. Logue (W) and Casey

(June 27)   Minot's Magic City Colored Stars capitalized on five Saskatoon errors to upend the Saskatoon All-Stars 6-3 Tuesday night at Cairns Field.  Johnny Williams scattered nine hits to register the pitching win with ninth inning help from Lefty Bryant.  The Americans scored a pair in the top of the first inning and were never headed. Saskatoon second baseman Cy Rouse led all hitters with four singles in five trips. However, in the bottom of the ninth with the bases loaded and two out, Rouse went down swinging to end the game.

Williams (W), Bryant (9) and Benson
Reynoldson (L), Maroniuk (8) and Watrous

(June 28)   The barnstorming Muskogee Cardinals rallied for two runs in the ninth Wednesday to dump the Prince Albert Anavets 6-4 in an exhibition game at Bohemian Park.  Ernest Locke's two-bagger with two runners aboard proved to be the deciding blow.  Young Ken Bird tossed a four-hitter for Prince Albert but the Anavets committed eight errors. Slim Giddeons surrendered seven hits in twirling for the visitors.

Giddeons (W) and Prim
Bird (L) and Casey

( July 1) Before the largest crowd ever to watch baseball in Saskatoon, close to 10,000 fans, the Delisle Gems defeated the Saskatoon All-Stars 6 - 3 at Cairns Field to repeat as champions in the 2nd annual Optimist Club $3,500 tournament. The Goose Lakers picked up $1,200 for their first place share of the purse. Doug Gostlin pitched a seven-hitter and struck out 11 for the win. Max Bentley and Bennie Griggs both had a double and a single for the winners. Bob Herron's two doubles paced the All-Stars, a combination of Legion and Cubs' players.

Arnold (L), Currie (6), Carpenter (6) and Watrous
Gostlin (W) and Shirley

(July 3)  Prince Albert Anavets squeezed out a 6-4 victory over the touring St. Louis Black Cardinals at Bohemian Park.  A three-run first inning set the Anavets on the road to the win. Arnold Casey opened the game with a single to left but was thrown out at second trying to steal. Beryl Fisher followed with another one-bagger and Doug Boettcher drew a walk before Lefty Logue drove a sharp single to left centre and, combined with an error, scored both runners. Another error allowed Logue to score. The visitors got on the board in the third as Harvey Peterson got the first hit off Archie Hunter, stole second and came home on a fielder's choice and an error. But Prince Albert quickly replied with three more in the fifth on four hits, by Fisher, Lefty Logue, Joe Nishnik and Albert Logue, and another bobble. The Cardinals rallied for a pair in the 8th and one in the 9th. Hunter held the Cardinals to seven hits and fanned nine in going the route for the winners. Peterson took the loss giving up 11 hits.

Peterson (L) and xxx
Hunter (W) and Casey

(July 3) The Colonsay Monarchs moved into a 5th place tie with the Prince Albert Anavets as they took a 10 - 4 decision from the Saskatoon Legion. The visiting Monarchs salted the game away in the first frame by giving winning pitcher Ted Senko a five-run cushion to work with before he had even taken his spot on the rubber. Youthful Len Breckner was the hitting star of the contest with three sharp singles in four trips. Teammates Paul Hrynkiw and Les Rosher had a pair of hits as did the Legion's Ray Hamilton.

T. Senko (W) and Klotz
Burke (L), Sirota (2) and Leakos

(July 4)   North Battleford Beavers continued to be trouble for barnstorming clubs in Saskatchewan. Beavers downed the St. Louis Black Cardinals 5-3 Tuesday night after three straight, one-run, wins over the Muskogee Cardinals at Meota Beach over the weekend. Newcomer Andy Bailey cracked a two-run homer in the sixth inning to provide the margin of victory. Doug Dodd fanned 15 in holding the visitors at bay. The Cardinals' shortstop Harris hit safely in four of five times at the plate and was safe on an error on the other occasion.

xxx and xxx
Dodd (W) and xxx

 Standings as of the end of July 3   W     L     Pct
 Delisle Gems                        7     2    .875
 Saskatoon Cubs                      6     4    .600
 North Battleford Beavers            4     4    .500
 Saskatoon Legion                    7     8    .467
 Colonsay Monarchs                   3     6    .333
 Prince Albert Anavets               2     4    .333

(July 5) The Prince Albert Anavets edged the Saskatoon Cubs 8 - 7 at Cairns Field to take over 5th place in the Northern Saskatchewan Senior Baseball League but this was only incidental in comparison to the sizzling performance of Cubs' catcher Sherman Watrous. The tall, gangly backstop provided a show on the base paths that will give the Anavets a nightmare every time it is brought up. Watrous, in a phenomenal display of base running, stole six bases, including the theft of home twice from third base before Prince Albert pitcher Lefty Logue could deliver the ball to his catcher. In addition to all his base pilfering, Watrous slammed a double and single. However, the Vets were not to be denied as the victory lifted them out of last place in the six-team circuit. They drilled loser Jerry Green from the hill in the 3rd frame when they scored six times. Winning chucker Logue was breezing along until the 6th inning when Bob Herron lit him up with a solo dinger. Logue had his troubles the rest of the game but managed to hang on for the win. He had a good night at the plate as well, hitting a double and three singles in five trips. The Vets' Arnold Casey followed with three singles.

D. Logue (W) and Casey, Wilson (6)
Green (L), Falk (3) and Watrous

(July 6) Powered by a 400 foot, two-run homer off the bat off Sherman Watrous and Stan Currie's three-run triple, the Saskatoon All-Stars, featuring players from the Cubs and Legion of the Northern Saskatchewan Baseball League, nosed past the Eston Ramblers 13-12 in an exhibition match. It was a wild and woolly affair with a grand total of 27 hits. Besides his homer, Watrous had two singles, Mike Dubyk went three for four, including a two-bagger.

Gilkerson (L), Hester (4), Jacobson (6) and Blakely
Currie (W), Reynoldson (8) and Dubyk

(July 7) The Saskatoon Legion blew a tire in the top of the 9th inning at Cairns Field and allowed their city rivals, the Saskatoon Cubs, to come from behind and post an 8 - 4 win. The Cubs plated six runs in their share of the final frame, all six tallies coming without the benefit of a single base hit. Lefty Arnold was cruising along with a 4 - 2 lead when the bottom dropped out. Arnold and his mound replacement, loser Bill Dials, were the victims of six miscues by their mates. Cubs' Bob Herron got the win. Outfielder Vic Ring of the Cubbies as well as Harry O'Brien and Danny Ens of the Legion all checked in with a pair of hits.

Herron (W) and Watrous
Arnold, Dials (9) (L) and Hanson

(July 9) The Delisle Gems took a pair of games from the Prince Albert Anavets, winning 7 - 6 and 4 - 1, in a Sunday doubleheader played in the Goose Lake line town. The G - Men scored three times in the bottom of the 9th to edge the visitors in the lid-lifter. Prince Albert moved ahead early in this game on Joe Nishnik's three-run circuit blast and had a 6 - 4 lead when Delisle came to bat for the last time. Winning pitcher Bennie Griggs, who tossed a five-hitter, started the 9th inning rally with a ringing double off loser Lefty Logue.

D. Logue (L) and Casey
Griggs (W) and Reg Bentley

A 4th inning error in the second half of the double bill cost the home club's tall lefthander, Murray Coben, a no-hit no-run game. Coben still managed a no-hitter but the shutout was broken when Beryl Fisher romped home on the miscue. In his superb pitching performance, Coben struck out 14 Anavets.

Hunter (L) and Casey
Coben (W) and Shirley

(July 9) The North Battleford Beavers went charging past the Saskatoon Cubs into 2nd place in the Northern Saskatchewan Senior Baseball League as they downed the Colonsay Monarchs twice, 19 - 0 and 6 - 4. Young Doug Dodd pitched a two-hitter and fanned 11 for North Battleford in the opening game onslaught. Both Colonsay hits came off the bat of Lloyd Coffin. The Beavers 19-hit attack was spearheaded by Emile Francis, Pete Prediger and Curtis Tate.

Folk (L), Smith (5), L. Breckner (6), Folk (7) and Klotz
Dodd (W) and Prediger

The second game was marred by a drawn-out Colonsay argument resulting from a disputed judgment call at first base in the 5th inning.

Carlson (L) and Klotz
Brown, L. Dean (7) (W) and Prediger

(July 10) The Delisle Gems batted through the order in the 7th inning to pack on a sufficient number of runs to defeat the Saskatoon Cubs 7 - 3. The win stretched the Gems lead atop the standings to three full games over the North Battleford Beavers. Doug Gostlin twirled a four-hitter for the winners and struck out an even dozen. The Cubs' Jerry Webster had two of his club's four hits. Delisle's Bennie Griggs also had a pair of safeties in leading his team's ten-hit offense.

Gostlin (W) and Shirley
Rumball (L), Gilchrist (7) and Watrous

(July 12) The classy California Mohawks edged the Saskatoon All-Stars 1 - 0 in a highly entertaining exhibition game at Cairns Field. Don Barnett, a sturdy right hander who attends Fresno State, handcuffed the Cubs-Legion Selects with a neat two-hitter. In addition, he collected half the six hits the Californians were able to muster off Saskatoon's Bob Herron and Lefty Arnold.

Barnett (W) and Bricker
Herron, Arnold (5) (L) and Dubyk

(July 13) The Delisle Gems rolled in another $1,000, winning first place in the Biggar baseball tournament with a 5 - 2 win over Sceptre. Bennie Griggs out-dueled Sceptre's Harold Price for the mound win.

(July 17) Les Dean's clutch 9th inning relief pitching gave the North Battleford Beavers a 5 - 2 win over the touring California Mohawks. Dean took over mound chores in the 9th inning with the bases loaded and none out. He struck out the first batter he faced and then enticed the second one to hit into a double play to end the game. Starter Doug Dodd had a three-hitter for the win. Mohawks' John Rubcic was the loser. Roy Dean smashed a four-bagger for the Dam Builders.

Dodd (W), L.Dean (9) and xxx
Rubcic (L) and xxx

(July 17) The Eston Ramblers squared their exhibition series with the Saskatoon All-Stars by notching a 7 - 5 victory. The Ramblers out-hit their Saskatoon hosts 8 - 6. Cliff Jacobson and Cliff Caffie both had two-baggers for Eston. Bob Herron was Saskatoon's best at the dish smacking two doubles.

Johnson (W), Hester (7), Mason (9) and Blakely
Dials (L), Herron (6) and Watrous

(July 19) The North Battleford Beavers dumped the Saskatoon Legion 12 - 9 to strengthen their grip on 2nd spot in the Northern Saskatchewan Senior Baseball League. In this slow-moving affair which was error-laden, both teams combined for 24 hits. Center fielder Mickey Linnell of the Beavers blasted two homers and a single in five at bats. Roy Dean also hammered a dinger for North Battleford. Newcomer Aquillon "Andy" Bailey had a triple, double and single for his new team. Ray Hamilton with two doubles was best for Saskatoon. Harry O'Brien and John Carpenter also had a brace of hits for the Legionnaires.

L. Dean (W), Dodd (9) and Prediger
Arnold (L), Dials (6), Carpenter (7) and Lanman, O'Brien (3), Leakos (9)

(July 19) The Colonsay Monarchs dropped the visiting Saskatoon Cubs 9 - 7 to pull into a 5th place tie in the Northern Saskatchewan Senior Baseball League. Grant Carlson had the pitching win for the Monarchs and also had a two hit, three RBI performance from the batter's box. Bob Herron was nailed with the loss. Other than Carlson, Verne Robison, Johnny Breckner and Johnny Folk all had a pair of raps for Colonsay, a feat matched by Alex Trost, Jackie Fulton and Vic Ring of the Baby Bruins.

Herron (L), Gilchrist (4) and Dubyk
Carlson (W), Folk (8) and Rosher, Klotz (8)

(July 20) The Nashville Stars maintained their undefeated record in their two week tour of the province as they took their 5th straight win by downing the North Battleford Beavers 5 - 0. The Beavers had only two hits off Nashville hurler Tommy Thompson, both were doubles by Pete Prediger and Elmer Torgeson.

Thompson (W) and xxx
Torgeson (L) and xxx

(July 21) The Delisle Gems and the Ligon Colored All-Stars fought to an 11-inning 1 - 1 tie in an exhibition game at Delisle. Murray Coben, playing right field for Delisle, was the hero for his team as his round-tripper in the bottom of the 9th tied the game up and sent it to extra innings. Doug Gostlin of the Gems, who fanned 14, and Ken Broady of the Ligons, who whiffed five, were the complete game hurlers. Both relinquished seven hits.

Broady and xxx
Gostlin and xxx

(July 21) In one of the best exhibitions of baseball in Saskatoon this season, the Saskatoon All-Stars defeated the Nashville Stars 3 - 2 at Cairns Field. It marked the first defeat of their western Canada tour for the visitors. The Cubs and Legion players representing the Hub City were out-hit 8 - 6 and scored all their runs in the 1st inning off losing pitcher Kelly Searcy.

Searcy (L) and Black
Courtoreille (W), Arnold (5) and Watrous

(July 21)  In a wild one at North Battleford, the Beavers pounded out 20 hits to make up for nine errors in topping the touring St. Louis Black Cardinals 13-8. Cards had 15 hits and seven miscues.  George Taylor got credit for the win while Harvery Peterson took the loss. Curtis Tate took over the pitching chores for the Beavers in the last two innings and allowed just one hit and fanned five. Andy Bailey, Tate, Elton Dean and Don Grant each had three hits for the winners, J.Harris and Hunn each had three for St. Louis. One of Grant's blows was a two-run homer in the first inning.

Peterson (L) and Hunn
Taylor, Tate (8) and xxx

(July 22) Today's edition of the Saskatoon Star-Phoenix listed those players in the Northern Saskatchewan Senior Baseball League who were hitting with a .300 or better average as of July 15.

                                             AB     R     H     Ave
 Pete Prediger (North Battleford Beavers)    45    15    18    .400
 Doug Bentley (Delisle Gems)                 25     6    10    .400
 Johnny Maroniuk (Saskatoon Legion)          20     2     8    .400
 Dick Butler (Delisle Gems)                  23     9     9    .391 
 Lefty Logue (Prince Albert Anavets)         26     5    10    .385  
 Paul Hrynkiw (Colonsay Monarchs)            47     7    18    .383
 Emile Francis (North Battleford Beavers)    37    14    14    .378
 Cy Rouse (Saskatoon Cubs)                   52    13    19    .365
 Bennie Griggs (Delisle Gems)                20     8     7    .350
 Doug Gostlin (Delisle Gems)                 20     4     7    .350 
 Roy Dean (North Battleford Beavers)         49    12    17    .347
 Bob Herron (Saskatoon Cubs)                 41     8    14    .341 
 Bernie Almas (Saskatoon Legion)             41     7    14    .341
 Sherman Watrous (Saskatoon Legion)          42    18    14    .333
 Arnold Casey (Prince Albert Anavets)        36    10    12    .333
 Harry O'Brien (Saskatoon Legion)            54     8    17    .315 
 John Breckner (Colonsay Monarchs)           26     3     8    .308

(July 23) Big Bob Herron proved too masterful for the host Prince Albert Anavets as the Saskatoon Cubs whipped the locals 6 - 3. Herron struck out 13 in going the distance and allowed but two hits to the Vets, one being Dave "Lefty" Logue's inside-the-park homer. Logue also went the route, giving up 13 safe clouts. Herron also proved his value with the bat, walloping a triple and single in four at bats. Overall, the Cubs' Mike Dubyk topped everyone from the batter's box going three for five.

Herron (W) and Watrous
D. Logue (L) and Fisher

(July 23) After practically handing the Delisle Gems a 6 - 5 win in the first game of a Northern Saskatchewan Senior Baseball League double dip, the North Battleford Beavers came to life with a bang and took the 2nd contest 11 - 2. Bennie Griggs was the winner over Doug Dodd in the matinee event. Max Bentley led the winners at the plate going three for five. Eddie Brown went two for three. Curtis Tate had three hits in four trips to pace the Beavers. Don Grant provided a two-run homer for North Battleford.

Griggs (W) and Reg Bentley
Dodd (L) and Prediger

North Battleford drilled 14 hits off a quartet of Delisle pitchers in the nightcap. Pete Prediger had three hits for the Beavers in support of winning chucker Les Dean. One of Prediger's hits was a home run. Roy Dean, Curtis Tate, Don Grant and Mickey Linnell of the Beavers and Max Bentley of the Gems all had two hits.

Coben (L), Chretien (3), Gostlin (3), Kembely (4) and Shirley
L. Dean (W) and Prediger

 Standings as of end of July 23   W     L      Pct
 
Delisle Gems                    11     3     .786
 North Battleford Beavers         8     5     .615
 Saskatoon Cubs                   8     7     .533
 Saskatoon Legion                 7    10     .412
 Colonsay Monarchs                4     8     .333
 Prince Albert Anavets            3     7     .300

(July 26) The Colonsay Monarchs jumped into 4th place in the Northern Saskatchewan Senior Baseball League when they set down the Prince Albert Anavets twice by scores of 3 - 0 and 7 - 2. The double win catapulted the Monarchs past the Saskatoon Legion by 17 percentage points. Ted Senko blanked the visitors on seven scattered safeties in the opener.

Leslie (L), Boden (8) and Casey
T. Senko (W) and Rosher

Lefty Angrimson of Colonsay had a no-hitter in place entering the final frame of game two. However, Al McLellan's single broke up the hitless drought for the Vets. Angrimson still managed a complete game victory, ringing up 11 strikeouts along the way.

Morrison, Nishnik (1) (L), Leslie (7) and Casey
Angrimson (W) and Klotz

(July 29) The North Battleford Beavers and Saskatoon Legion divided first and second place prize money in the Saskatoon Exhibition Week baseball tournament when, with the score tied 3 - 3 after nine innings, the game had to be called because of darkness.

Courtoreille, Herron (6) and Watrous
L. Dean, Dodd (6) and Prediger

(August 2) An aggregation of Saskatoon players from the Cubs and Legion scored a 5 - 0 victory over the barnstorming St. Louis Colored Cardinals in an exhibition game at Cairns Field. Both teams had five hits in the contest. Saskatoon's Mike Dubyk had the best results at the dish of any Saskatoon hitter, going two for four while catcher Harvey Peterson had two singles for the visitors.

Gibbons (L) and Peterson
Gilchrist (W), Arnold (5) and Dubyk

(August 3) The Indian Head Rockets smothered the North Battleford Beavers 17 - 6 in seven innings to win $1,200 first prize money at the annual Rosetown baseball tournament.

Torgeson (L), Dodd (4) and Prediger
Morrow (W) and Green

(August 6) The Saskatoon Legion and Prince Albert Anavets split a Sunday doubleheader in Prince Albert with the afternoon contest going to the Vets by a close 3 - 2 margin while the Legion took the follow-up game 5 - 2. Ken Bird had the complete game win in the matinee event for Prince Albert, giving up seven hits. Lefty Arnold tossed four-hit ball and struck out 11 for the Legion but it wasn't enough as an infield error in the 5th inning allowed the Vets to tally their first two runs which was followed by Joe Nishnik's single, driving home the lead and ultimate winning marker.

Arnold (L) and Reynoldson
Bird (W) and Casey

The evening tilt saw the Legion never in too much trouble as Bill Dials tossed a three-hitter for the win in the eight-inning, darkness-shortened encounter. Dials missed only one inning without getting a strikeout.

Dials (W) and Reynoldson
Knutson (L), Hunter (7) and Wilson

(August 6) In a weekend doubleheader at Colonsay, the Delisle Gems scored 4 - 1 and 8 - 1 victories to improve their first place position. Murray Coben and Joe Hollin Chretien were the winning pitchers.

xxx and xxx
Coben (W) and xxx

xxx and xxx
Chretien (W) and xxx

(August 7)  Doug Gostlin of Delisle had a no-hit, no run game for eight and two-thirds innings Monday night but ended up losing 3-2 to the Indian Head Rockets. With two out in the ninth and Delisle ahead 2-0, Gostlin gave up a free pass then outfielder George Lipscombe worked the count to three and two and rapped a short single to break up Gostlin's bid for a no-hitter. The next man, Isiah Quarterman smacked one over the rink for a home run. Gostlin ended up with a three-hitter and 13 strikeouts.

(August 7) The Saskatoon Cubs, striving to finish in 2nd place in the Northern Saskatchewan Senior Baseball League, scored an easy 13 - 3 win over the Prince Albert Anavets. The Cubs now trail the North Battleford Beavers by 1/2 game for the runner-up spot. Trailing 2 - 0 after the first frame, the Cubs jumped all over former teammate, Bob Leslie, by plating five tallies in the 4th and then put the game away, scoring a total of eight runs in the 7th and 8th stanzas. Arnold Casey's double and Stan Bremner's single were the only hits the visitors could muster. Len McPhail drilled a home run for the Cubbies. Jerry Webster and Cy Rouse each rapped out three hits.

Leslie (L), A. Logue (9) and Casey
Courtoreille, Gilchrist (1) (W), Herron (6) and Herron

 Standings as of end of August 7   W      L      Pct
 Delisle Gems                     13      3     .813
 North Battleford Beavers          8      5     .615
 Saskatoon Cubs                    9      7     .563
 Saskatoon Legion                  8     11     .421
 Colonsay Monarchs                 6     10     .375
 Prince Albert Anavets             4     11     .267

(August 9) Doug Dodd's stellar relief performance coupled with some timely hitting by his mates gave the North Battleford Beaver a 4 - 2 victory over the Saskatoon Legion. North Battleford's Les Dean and Bill Dials of the Legion were locked in a 2 - 2 pitcher's duel in the 8th when, with the Beavers' pitcher showing signs of weakening, he was replaced by the young southpaw who fanned three of the four batters he faced in the remainder of the game. The Beavers, sparked by Andy Bailey's base running and Roy Dean's double, then scored a pair in the 9th to seal the deal for Dodd. Dean had another double plus a single to lead all hitters. Emile Francis was next in line with two singles. No Legion batter collected more than one hit.

L. Dean, Dodd (8) (W) and Prediger
Dials (L) and Reynoldson

(August 9) Bennie Griggs hurled a masterful one-hit shutout, completely baffling the host Prince Albert Anavets, as the Delisle Gems beat the locals 4 - 0. Griggs whiffed 13 Vets and allowed only two men to reach base. Center fielder Joe Nishnik's blooper over second base was the only hit given up by the big right hander. Lefty Logue surrendered ten hits, two of them doubles by Griggs, in taking the loss. The loss officially eliminated the Vets from any hope of making the playoffs.

Griggs (W) and Reg Bentley
D. Logue (L) and Wilson

(August 11) The North Battleford Beavers moved closer to clinching 2nd place in the Northern Saskatchewan Senior Baseball League when they edged the 3rd place Saskatoon Cubs 5 - 4. Old reliable Les Dean pulled the Beavers out of a 2 - 0 hole, coming on as a fireman in the 4th and blanking the Cubs for three frames which allowed his mates to take a 3 - 2 lead in the 7th. The clubs traded deuces in the 8th and the Beavers hung onto the 1-run margin to cash in the win. Curtis Tate and Elmer Torgeson had two hits apiece for North Battleford. Cy Rouse came up with a pair for the Cubs.

Dodd, L. Dean (4) (W) and Prediger
Herron (L) and Watrous

(August 12) The Colonsay Monarchs forced a 4th place tie-breaker with the Saskatoon Legion when they took out the Saskatoon Cubs 6 - 3. The Baby Bears used three pitchers in the contest but were unable to stem the Monarch squad. Lefty Angrimson gave up four hits in taking the mound victory.

Gilchrist (L), Watrous (5), Herron (5) and xxxx
Angrimson (W) and Folk

(August 13) The Saskatoon Cubs fared badly again as they took it on the chin for their third loss in three days, this time dropping the game 5 - 3 to the Delisle Gems. Delisle left the starting gate in a hurry, plating four runs in the 1st off Cubs' chucker Neil Courtoreille. Bennie Griggs picked up the complete game win, fanning nine. Dick Butler and Jim Shirley had doubles for the Jewels.

Courtoreille (L) and Watrous, Dubyk (2)
Griggs (W) and Shirley

(August 13) The Prince Albert Anavets dropped a doubleheader to the North Battleford Beavers, losing 6 - 0 and 21 - 3. The Vets had difficulty assembling a team for the first game as car trouble delayed some of their players. They started the game with four Beavers in the line-up and, by the 3rd inning, enough of the Prince Albert team had arrived to field a squad. Matt Meredith of the Beavers played the entire game for the Anavets and banged out a two-bagger, one of six Prince Albert hits issued by winning pitcher Elmer Torgeson who struck out eight. Lefty Logue went the distance for Prince Albert, allowing the Beavers nine safeties.

D. Logue (L) and Casey
Torgeson (W) and Prediger

The Beavers left no doubt about their superiority in the finale as they scored in every inning but the 5th.

Boden (L), D. Logue (2), Boden and xxxx
xxxx and xxxx

(August 15) The North Battleford Beavers bid to overhaul the Delisle Gems and create a tie for the leadership of the Northern Saskatchewan Senior Baseball League failed miserably as the Delisle club won both ends of a twin bill 4 - 2 and 8 - 0 before about 3,000 fans. With the Gems now the official pennant winners, they await a first-round semi-final playoff opponent, one that will be determined after tomorrow night's 4th place tie-breaker between Colonsay and the Saskatoon Legion. A triple in the bottom of the 8th inning by Max Bentley scored brother Doug, breaking a 2 - 2 tie and putting the Jewels ahead in the tightly-contested opener. Reg Bentley then made it a unanimous family affair by driving home Max with the insurance run. Up to that point, youthful Doug Dodd had held the Goose Lakers to a pair of hits and one earned run. Doug Gostlin went the route for Delisle, giving up five hits and fanning nine. The only two players to garner more than one hit in this game were the Gems' Max Bentley and Aquillon "Andy" Bailey of the Beavers, both of whom had a pair. Roy Dean had an RBI triple for North Battleford.

Dodd (L) and Prediger
Gostlin (W) and Shirley

The second half of the doubleheader, seven innings by agreement, found Delisle's Joe Hollin Chretien much too good for the Beavers. Only Curtis Tate and Andy Bailey were able to solve the mystery of the import chucker's slants. Unfortunately for the Gems, Bailey has been called up for military service with the American armed forces and will be leaving the team shortly. Murray Coben, Bennie Griggs, Dick Butler and Reg Bentley paced Delisle's 11-hit offense, each banging out a pair of safeties. Coben's total included a triple while Butler's and Reg Bentley's production included a double.

Torgeson (L), Tate (5) and Prediger
Chretien (W) and Reg Bentley

(August 16) The Saskatoon Legion made no mistake about nailing down the 4th and last Northern Saskatchewan Senior Baseball League playoff berth as they walloped the Colonsay Monarchs 10 - 1 to earn the right to meet the Delisle Gems in the opening round. Bill Dials, Negro right hander, threw a four-hitter at the Monarchs and fanned 11 for the win. The Legion boys drilled 13 hits off three Colonsay chuckers, one a three-run homer by Harry O'Brien in the 7th. John Carpenter and Ray Hamilton each had three hits for Saskatoon and were followed by O'Brien and Chuck McCullough who contributed a pair each.

Carlson (L), T. Senko (3), Folk (9) and Folk, Rosher (9)
Dials (W) and Reynoldson

 Final Standings (includes result of fourth place tie-breaker)
                              W    L    Pct.
 Delisle Gems                17    3    .850
 North Battleford Beavers    13    7    .650
 Saskatoon Cubs               9   11    .450
 Saskatoon Legion             9   12    .429
 Colonsay Monarchs            8   13    .381
 Prince Albert Anavets        5   15    .250


PLAYOFFS : 

(August 17) Glenn Richardson's three-run inside-the-park homer powered the Saskatoon Cubs to a first-game 7 - 5 victory in their semi-final set-to with the North Battleford Beavers. The blow came in the bottom of the 6th with the score knotted. The clubs then swapped deuces in the 8th and North Battleford closed out the scoring with a single tally in the 9th. Bob Herron went the distance on the hill for the Cubs and, although tapped for 11 hits, he pitched well when it counted most. The Saskatonians had an even dozen hits off two Beaver chuckers with Richardson and catcher Sherman Watrous leading the way with three hits each. Jack Adolph and Vic Ring were next in line with two apiece. Emile Francis, Curtis Tate, Doug Dodd and Matt Meredith all stroked a brace for North Battleford.

L. Dean (L), Dodd (6) and Prediger
Herron (W) and Watrous

(August 18) A 4 - 3 ball game going into the 9th blew wide open as the Delisle Gems whipped the Saskatoon Legion 9 - 3 to take a one-game lead in their best-two-out-of-three semi-final playoff. The Legionnaires unraveled in the final frame just when a chilled crowd was expecting an exciting finish. Ahead by a single marker, the Gems exploded for five runs on as many hits plus two errors, a walk and a passed ball. Doug Gostlin bested Lefty Arnold on the hill for the win. Gostlin limited the Legion to six hits and whiffed 11. Jim Shirley was Delisle's top hitter with two singles and a double. Bennie Griggs and Doug Bentley both had a pair of raps, one of Griggs' going for two bases.

Gostlin (W) and Shirley
Arnold (L) and Reynoldson

(August 20) The Saskatoon Cubs were beaten 12 - 8 by the North Battleford Beavers in an afternoon playoff game in North Battleford, the result of which tied the series 1 - 1. Then, in the evening showdown, the Hub City boys rebounded and won 6 - 3 to take the series two games to 1. The Beavers pounded out 14 base blows in squaring the semi-final in the opener. Curtis Tate rapped a pair of two-baggers for the winners. Elton Dean and Emile Francis contributed triples. Catcher Sherman Watrous hit a home run and triple for the Cubs. Saskatoon's Jerry Webster also had a three-bagger.

Herron, Courtoreille (2) (L), Falk (7) and Watrous
Dodd, L. Dean (6) (W) and Prediger

In the nightcap, where the Cubbies won the right to enter the final, they built up an early lead and big Bob Herron's fine pitching kept the Beavers well in check until the later innings. Roy Dean lit up Herron for an 8th inning bases-empty round-tripper.

Herron (W) and Watrous
L. Dean (L), Dodd (5) and Prediger

(August 20) The Delisle Gems had to go ten innings before eliminating the Saskatoon Legion from the playoff picture as Reg Bentley doubled home the winning run in the bottom of the extra frame to send the Legion packing with a 4 - 3 loss. Losing the ten inning battle was a bitter pill for the Legion's Bill Dials to swallow as he not only pitched five-hit ball for the Bridge City crew but also came through with a home run in the top of the 9th to send the contest into overtime. A spectacular catch by Doug Bentley in the 2nd inning robbed Dials of another possible home run. The Gems will now attempt to lay claim to the league championship for the 3rd successive year as they go head-to-head with the Saskatoon Cubs in a best-of-five final series.

Dials (L) and Reynoldson
Chretien, Griggs (5) (W) and Reg Bentley

(August 21) Committing 11 errors, the Saskatoon Cubs were drubbed 11 - 3 by the Delisle Gems in the opener of a best-three-out-of-five Northern Saskatchewan Senior Baseball League final. Doug Gostlin gave up six-hits to pick up the win for Delisle. Max Bentley belted a three-run home run for the winners while Sherman Watrous had a two-run shot for the Saskatonians. Eddie Brown, Reg Bentley, Dick Butler, Bennie Griggs and Gostlin all had a brace of raps for Delisle.

Gostlin (W) and Shirley
Gilchrist (L), Courtoreille (8) and Dubyk

(August 22) Behind the effective pitching of Bennie Griggs, the Delisle Gems defeated the Saskatoon Cubs 4 - 0 to move within one game of the Northern Saskatchewan Senior Baseball League championship. Griggs elbowed a seven-hit job for the defending champions and pitched particularly well with Cub runners on base. Delisle's Max Bentley and Jim Shirley both had three singles to lead all swatters from the batter's box. Reg Bentley of the Gems, as well as the Cubs' Vic Ring, Walt Vandale and losing pitcher Neil Courtoreille, all had a pair of hits.

Courtoreille (L) and Watrous
Griggs (W) nd Reg Bentley

(August 24) Young Doug Gostlin saved one of his best pitching efforts for the right game. He hurled a one-hitter and struck out 18 as the Delisle Gems defeated the Saskatoon Cubs 7 - 1 to win the three-out-of-five Northern Saskatchewan Senior Baseball League final series in straight games. Cy Rouse's 3rd inning, bad-bounce single was the only hit registered by the Cubs off Gostlin. Bob Herron did the pitching for Saskatoon but lacked his usual effectiveness, being tapped for eight hits. Max Bentley, Doug Bentley and Eddie Brown each had two hits for the re-crowned winners. A north - south provincial playoff remains doubtful as impending hockey camps plus harvesting operations would limit player availability.

Herron (L) and Watrous
Gostlin (W) and Shirley

Batting Wrap Up : The September 9 edition of the Saskatoon Star-Phoenix reported the following narrative: Dick Butler, Delisle left fielder, is the 1950 batting king of the Northern Saskatchewan Senior Baseball League. Butler wound up with a .365 average to grab the honor by four percentage points from the Saskatoon Cubs' Cy Rouse with another Delisle player, Bennie Griggs, in third spot. Rouse finished at .361 while Griggs hit the ball at a .352 pace. Actually, Curtis Tate of the North Battleford Beavers had an average higher than Butler's and Paul Hrynkiw of the Colonsay Monarchs finished with exactly the same average as the Gems' fly shagger. However, neither Tate nor Hrynkiw participated in a sufficient number of league games to qualify for the batting championship.

 N.S.S.B.L. Batting Averages for 1950 Season     AB    R     H      Ave
 Curtis Tate (North Battleford Beavers)          46   12    20     .435
 Dick Butler (Delisle Gems)                      63   15    23     .365
 Paul Hrynkiw (Colonsay Monarchs                 52    8    19     .365
 Cy Rouse (Saskatoon Cubs)                       72   17    26     .361
 Bennie Griggs (Delisle Gems)                    54   14    19     .352
 Murray Coben (Delisle Gems)                     32    7    11     .344
 Aquillon Bailey (North Battleford Beavers)      44   14    15     .341
 Roy Dean (North Battleford Beavers)             86   18    29     .337
 Chuck McCullough (Saskatoon Legion)             69    9    23     .333
 Pete Prediger (North Battleford Beavers)        80   20    26     .325
 Doug Bentley (Delisle Gems)                     68   14    22     .324
 Bob Herron (Saskatoon Cubs)                     54   10    17     .315
 Doug Gostlin (Delisle Gems)                     46    6    14     .304
 Mickey Linnell (North Battleford Beavers)       40    6    12     .300 
 John Breckner (Colonsay Monarchs)               54    5    16     .296
 Max Bentley (Delisle Gems)                      71    9    21     .296
 Emile Francis (North Battleford Beavers)        71   21    21     .296
 Jim Shirley (Delisle Gems)                      48   18    14     .292
 Wally Badowsky (Prince Albert Anavets)          52    5    15     .288
 Les Dean (North Battleford Beavers)             35   13    10     .286
 Vic Ring (Saskatoon Cubs)                       57    9    16     .281
 Harry O'Brien (Saskatoon Legion)                72   11    20     .278
 Sherman Watrous (Saskatoon Cubs)                65   21    18     .277
 Reg Pendleton (Colonsay Monarchs)               58    6    16     .276
 Jerry Webster (Saskatoon Cubs)                  76   12    20     .263
 Johnny Folk (Colonsay Monarchs)                 61    8    16     .262
 Dave "Lefty" Logue (Prince Albert Anavets)      70   11    18     .257
 Johnny Carlson (Colonsay Monarchs)              43    9    11     .256
 Mike Meredith (North Battleford Beavers)        55   16    14     .255
 Reg Bentley (Delisle Gems)                      44    5    11     .250
 Eric Falk (Saskatoon Cubs)                      20    6     5     .250
 Joe Hollin Chretien (Delisle Gems)              49   11    12     .245
 Les Rosher (Colonsay Monarchs)                  49    4    12     .245
 Ross "Lefty" Arnold (Saskatoon Legion)          29    6     7     .241
 Ray Hamilton (Saskatoon Legion)                 59    6    14     .237
 Merv Clouston (Saskatoon Legion)                17    5     4     .235
 Don Grant (North Battleford Beavers)            47   12    11     .234
 Bev Bentley (Delisle Gems)                      79   22    18     .228
 Eddie Joss (Saskatoon Legion)                   41    6     9     .220
 Len Breckner (Colonsay Monarchs)                73   10    16     .219
 Lloyd Coffin (Colonsay Monarchs)                81   10    17     .210
 Alex Trost (Saskatoon Cubs)                     48   12    10     .208
 Doug Boettcher (Prince Albert Anavets)          53    9    11     .208
 Ron Reynoldson (Saskatoon Legion)               29    1     6     .207
 Arnold Casey (Prince Albert Veterans)           87   12    18     .207
 Doug Dodd (North Battleford Beavers)            29    2     6     .207
 Verne Robison (Colonsay Monarchs)               25    6     5     .200
 Bobby Sasseville (Saskatoon Legion)             50    7    10     .200
 Jules Swick (Saskatoon Legion)                  45    7     9     .200
 Dick Piper (Delisle Gems)                       46   10     9     .196
 Elton Dean (North Battleford Beavers)           54   10    10     .185
 Jack Rittinger (Saskatoon Cubs)                 50    7     9     .180
 Jack Adolph (Saskatoon Cubs)                    39    4     7     .179
 Beryl Fisher (Prince Albert Anavets)            65    9    11     .169
 Joe Nishnik (Prince Albert Anavets)             65    9    11     .169
 Eddie Brown (Delisle Gems)                      78   17    13     .167
 Gordie Howe (Saskatoon Legion)                  56    7     9     .161
 Roy Moldenhauer (Colonsay Monarchs)             62    8     8     .129
 Albert Logue (Prince Albert Veterans)           50    2     6     .120
 Al McLellan (Prince Albert Anavets)             40    3     3     .075
 
 Individual Leaders
 At Bats - Arnold Casey (Prince Albert Anavets) - 87
 Runs - Bev Bentley (Delisle Gems) - 22
 Hits - Roy Dean (North Battleford Beavers) - 29
 Total Bases - Roy Dean (North Battleford Beavers) - 51
 Doubles - Dick Butler (Delisle Gems) - 6
 Triples - Roy Dean (NB) and Len Breckner (CO) - tied with 3 each
 Home Runs - Roy Dean (North Battleford Beavers) - 4
 Runs Batted In - Pete Prediger (North Battleford Beavers) - 22
 Sacrifices - Doug Bentley (DL) and Max Bentley (DL) - tied  with 5 each
 Striking Out - Beryl Fisher (Prince Albert Anavets) - 19
 Bases on Balls - Emile Francis (North Battleford Beavers) - 15
 Stolen Bases - Sherman Watrous (Saskatoon Cubs) - 16

(September 2-4)   Indian Head Rockets took three of four weekend exhibition games in a series with a combined Saskatoon Legion - Delisle aggregation at Cairns Field.  Rockets opened the series with a 4-1 decision Saturday as Jim Morrow and Lefty Arnold hooked up in a pitchers' duel. Arnold fanned 14, three more than Morrow.

Morrow (W) and Green
Arnold (L) and Shirley

Saskatoon - Delisle captured the Sunday afternoon contest, 8-6. Eddie Brown's eighth inning homer with Bob Dawes aboard provided the margin of victory. Jesse Blackman had cracked a four-bagger over the right field fence in the fifth for the Rockets.  Doug Bentley clouted a homer for the host squad in the first inning.

Blackman (L) and Quarterman
Griggs (W) and Shirley

Rockets swept Monday's double-header 11-0 and 7-3 before a crowd of about 7,000 in ideal baseball weather. Stevenson hurled the shutout for Indian Head as Bill Dials took his lumps for the losers. Tom Alston, the Rockets tall first sacker, clouted a homer.  In the nightcap, Indian Head broke open a tight game with three runs in the seventh inning. Dan Jenkins went the route on the hill for the Rockets while Bennie Griggs provided a highlight for the losers with a long home run in the fourth inning.

Stevenson (W) and Green
Dials (L) and Shirley

Jenkins (W) and Green
Arnold, Courtereille (8) and Shirley