1950 Southern League Game Reports     

The Southern League returned to an eight team circuit in 1950 as two new teams entered the fray, each experiencing an opposite level of success. The Lumsden Royals were stocked primarily with junior-aged players from Regina and district and failed to make the playoffs, winding up as cellar dwellers. On the other hand, the Estevan Maple Leafs, started slowly but experienced a major mid-season roster shake up and then got hot going into the playoffs. Mel Torgenrud, who had been signed away from the Weyburn Beavers, was the only Saskatchewan player remaining on a new roster of well experienced, Negro players.

Brewer goes south(May, 1950, The Sun, Swift Current)  

IJoe Webbn their first season reviving baseball of a better class in Swift Current, the executive is starting to get the first of a series of headaches which is always associated with promoting sport.  Take the matter of imports.  They had signed up Edward Lee Crowder, pitcher, and Joe Webb, catcher (left), both of whom are due to report sometime this week.  But they also had another ace up their collective sleeve.

Scouting for the Swift Current Indians way out in Los Angeles was Pat Steevers, whose in-laws live out Simmie way and who played a lot of starry ball around this country in past years.  A couple of Sundays ago (now it can be told) Pat saw a Negro pitcher by the name of Chet Brewer, who is the hottest thing in U.S. American professional baseball circles, hold the Juarez, Mexico, Cubs to two hits at Wrigley Field in Los Angeles.  Pat dickered with this gent and negotiations were finally completed for him to spend the season in Swift Current.  Chet was all set to come, even sent The Sun his picture and press clippings, and arrangements were made that early this week a car would journey down to Havre, Montana to pick him at train destination.  Sunday came a telephone message from Los Angeles that Brewer had departed for South America, having accepted an offer of (believe it or not) $1300 a month to pitch in the league there.

That was that.  But before leaving he had done some tall hustling with Stevers and they stated they had another good pitcher and a shortstop who will reach Swift Current by tomorrow.  One a pitcher who has been with Kansas City Monarchs and a shortstop.  So that's the situation.  If they all reach the prairie city of Swift Current by Sunday, when workouts start, Manager Alex Maxwell will heave a sigh of relief, but these four imports will be the key men in the new organization for 1950.

A promising youngster from Moosomin, a first sacker from Calgary, an outfielder from Nelson, B.C., are among those who have written that they will be here for the tryouts.  The word is at present that we may also have Wiggins back in the outfield later on.  He will be remembered as one of last season's better outfielders, a fellow who could pick a fly off a skyscraper if he could get anywhere near it.  This is all by way of illustrating that to round up a classy baseball club after years of doldrums takes more than just talking about it.

(May 13)  Right-hander Lee Crowder fired shutout ball for seven innings as Swift Current Indians opened the season with an 8-3 exhibition win over Shaunavon Badgers.  The import hurler allowed just three hits and chalked up five strikeouts. Joe Webb led the attack with three hits and scored a pair.  Ken Nelson belted a homer and single and Pee Wee Willis clubbed a triple and single.

"Nelson, the ... centre fielder, catcher Joe Webb and shortstop Pee Wee Willis collected a total of seven hits between them and were the big guns on the attack.  Nelson made some remarkable running catches in the outer pasture, while Willis is sure to be popular with local fans for his is a swift infielder.  Joe Webb behind the bat is a real pepper pot, backing up all plays and is about as nice a receiver as has been around here for a long time." (The Sun, Swift Current, May 17, 1950)

Crowder (W), Travis (8) and Webb
Olheiser (L) and Smith

(May 20) Big Mike Mellis made an auspicious debut at the helm of the Moose Jaw Canucks when he led his hustling crew to a decisive 10 - 1 win over the Swift Current Indians in an exhibition opener for both clubs. A seven run outburst in the 2nd inning scuttled the Indians as Canuck hickory drove starter Lee Crowder from the mound. Mellis worked five innings before giving way to southpaw Dick Kerley. Curly Boyce, Bill Emerson and Fred Schmidt paced the Moose Jaw attack with two safeties each. For Swift Current, Jackie McLeod and Walter Powell each collected two base hits.

Crowder, Thompson (two), Dzingelowski (6) and Webb
Mellis, Kerley (6) and Martin, Mowbray (7)

(May 21)   Moose Jaw vs Swift Current at Shaunavon

Jackie McLeod(May 23)   Swift Current played to a 6-6 tie against Holdfast on a cold and windy evening.  Holdfast scored two in the 6th for the draw in the seven inning affair.  Jackie McLeod (left) had a triple and double for the Indians, Joe Webb was on base three time with walks.

Wall and xxx
xxx and xxx

(May 24)  The weather and the Minot Mallards combined to spoil the 1950 season opener of the Regina Caps.  More than 1-thousand fans turned out at Taylor Field on a cold, unpleasant evening as Minot downed the Caps 5-4.  Lester Witherspoon paced the Mallards with three hits including a triple.  Willie Cathey picked up the mound victory.  Regina's Lefty Harrison and Ted Abel held Minot scoreless through the first five innings but Pete Zerr and Bill Kyle failed to hold a 4-0 lead.  Ed Heidt and Andy Lambrecht each drove in a pair of runs for Regina.

Dark, Cathey (W) (3) and Kempf
Harrison, Abel (3), Zerr (6), B. Kyle (6) and G. Kyle

Claude Williams(May 24)   Regina announced the arrival of two "colored" imports, Claude Williams (left) and Ira Wells.  The 32-year-old Williams was described as a 235-pound first baseman.  He had played previously with the Ligon All-Stars.  Wells was reported to be 27 years old in his first season in Canada.  He played in Austin in 1949 and with the Memphis Red Sox of the Negro American League in 1948.  Both called Austin, Texas home.  Catcher Sherman Watrous also arrived with the pair, but was quickly dispatched to the Saskatoon Cubs of the Saskatoon and District League as Caps' owner Cliff Ehrle decided to stick with hard-hitting homebrew Gus Kyle as his primary backstop."

(May 25)  The Regina Leader-Post reported the Swift Current Indians off to a good start with only one defeat, that to the defending Southern league champion Moose Jaw Canucks.  Indians scored two wins over Shaunavon and one against the newly formed Eston club.  Swift Current was scheduled to meet the tough Sceptre squad Saturday and again Sunday.  

(May 26)   Swift Current Indians whipped Eston 15-3 in the final to capture first prize money in the Sceptre tournamentLee Crowder held the import-studded club to four hits to gain the win.  Pee Wee Willis was the major force at the plate for the Indians in the tournament banging out seven hits in 12 trips.  Walter Powell went five for 12, including three doubles.  Jackie McLeod also had five hits. 5-thousand fans attended the final.

Delisle had an easy time in the first round with a 12-1 win over Shaunavon.  Swift Current whipped Glidden 11-1 behind Tommy Thompson.  Sceptre advanced with a 13-two triumph over Holdfast and Eston moved on with a 12-1 victory over Portreeve.  Eston upset Sceptre 5-3 in the semi-final round while the Indians shaded  Delisle 3-1 behind the seven-hit pitching by Mike Dzingelowski (Dayne),  Swift Current scored three runs in the first frame for the win.

(May 26)  The Moose Jaw Purity Canucks downed Regina Caps 9-3 behind a six-hitter by Mike Mellis.  The Canucks had 12 hits off Ira Wells and Gerry Welsh and took advantage of five Regina errors.  Gus Kyle of the Caps had the only homer. Ted Foord led the winners with three base knocks in this Southern League regular season opener".

Ira Wells (L), Gerry Welsh (5) and Gus Kyle
Mike Mellis (W) and Stubby Martin

(May 26)  Weyburn scored four runs in the bottom of the 8th inning, the final frame, to shade Estevan 5-4.  Pat Roache's 8th inning fly ball out off former Beaver Mel Torgenrud plated Bill Garner with the winning tally. Gayle Shupe picked up the win in a gallant relief effort, fanning five of the six Maple Leaf batters he faced.

Chapman, Abbott (5), Verpe (7), Torgenrud (L) (8) and Dubyk
Hargreaves, Clark (3), Schultz (7), G. Shupe (W) (7) and Thompson

(May 27)   Swift Current, outhit 13 to 3, managed to squeak out a 5-4 win over Sceptre.  Lefty Courtoreille was the hard-luck loser as he carried a one-hitter into the 9th inning.  Joe Webb, who had the only safety up to the final frame, doubled in the 9th and scored on a triple by Pee Wee Willis who then plated the winner on Walter Powell's fielder's choice.  The Indians had scored three in the 4th on two walks, an error and a steal of home by Willis

Courtoreille (L) and xxx
Thompson (W) and xxx

(May 27) The Regina Caps revenged their opening night loss to the Moose Jaw Canucks, emerging with a 10 - 8 win in the second game of the home and home opening series. The Caps twice kicked away big leads before putting the game on ice. Ted Abel, who relieved Caps' starter Lefty Harrison in the 5th, got the win. Southpaw Dick Kerley went all the way for the Purity Canucks. First baseman Claude Williams went 3 for 4 at the plate for the Reginans while Ken Englehardt of Moose Jaw matched Williams' output with three safeties of his own, one being a triple. Manager Mike Mellis of the Canucks was ejected in the 4th inning for protesting too violently on an attempted pickoff at first base. Called end of 7th inning - darkness

Kerley (L) and Martin
Harrison, Abel (W) (5), B. Kyle (6) and G. Kyle

(May 28)   Swift Current downed Sceptre 6-3 behind mound work by Lee Crowder. The Indians, behind Ted Travis also won in Portreeve 6-1.

Crowder (W) and xxx
xxx and xxx

Travis (W) and xxx
xxx and xxx

(May 28) The Notre Dame Hounds pounded out a lopsided 22 - 6 victory over a rookie-laden Regina Red Sox squad. The Hounds never looked back after playing manager Frank Germann launched a long two run four bagger in the initial frame. First sacker Walt Becker hit safely four times and scored four runs to lead the collegians' offense against three Red Sox pitchers. Hugo Dombowsky picked up the win in five innings of work. Crimson Hose starter Don Nybo was tagged with the loss.

Nybo (L), George (4), Robillard (4) and Beattie, Mitton (8)
Dombowsky (W), Mooney (6) and McCarthy

(May 30) The Wilcox Cardinals walloped the Weyburn Beavers 20 - 9 in a seven inning Southern League fixture that was studded with free hitting and errors galore on Weyburn's part as the Soo Line squad committed a mind boggling total of 10 miscues, many of which could be attributed to the cold weather and high wind conditions. Picking up four runs in the top of the first, Wilcox led all the way. Clint Squires led the Cardinals offensively with four hits, three of them doubles. Gayle Shupe had three safeties for Weyburn. The game featured three circuit blasts, one each by the Redbirds' Bob Metz and the Beaver tandem of Les Wilder and Blaine Shupe. Called end of 7th inning - darkness

Buttgereit, D. Metz (W) (4), Busch (7) and Ekdahl
G. Shupe (L), Schultz (7) and Thompson

(May 30) The youthful Lumsden Royals bowed 10 - 7 to the Regina Caps in their Southern League debut. The Caps needed a five run rally in the 7th to pull out the win. Ira Wells picked up the pitching victory in a relief role. Royals' starter Ron Larter took the loss. three players, Claude Williams of the Caps as well as Larter and Lou Lysack of the Royals all had two hits. Tony Righetti of the Caps had the game's only home run.

Larter (L), McMurtry (7) and Ross
Welsh, Wells (W) (5) and G. Kyle

(May 31)  In an error-filled contest at Regina, Estevan Maple Leafs dumped Regina Red Sox 15-7.   There were 19 errors, 10 by the Sox.  Veteran hurler Don Chapman, with Estevan since 1931, held Regina to seven hits and fanned ten.  The Red Sox started off with a 3 - 0 lead after three innings but after that the Maple Leafs took over, scoring four in the 4th and five in the 5th to salt away the victory. Leading Estevan's 11 hit attack against Red Sox starter and loser Wilmer Busch and two relievers were Frank Yohner, Mel Torgenrud and Garry McKechney with two safeties apiece. Al Clow, Gord Mitton and Ed Wittal of the Red Sox also had two hits.

Chapman (W) and Dubyk
Busch (L), Robillard (5), Nybo (9) and Zerr

(May 31)   Delisle and Swift Current split a pair.  The Bentley clan took the first game 3-2 behind the pitching of Murray CobenTommy Thompson was the loser.  Indians took the second game 6-4 as Mike Dzingelowski, the phenom from Kelstern, held the Gems to seven hits. The Indians had 13 hits, four by Keith Bing.

Thompson (L) and xxx
Coben (W) and xxx

Dzingelowski (W) and xxx
Hollins (L) and xxx

(May 31)  Moose Jaw Purity Canucks whipped Weyburn Beavers 14-4 behind a 13 hit attack which included four home runs.  Barry Wolstencroft clubbed a pair with solo blasts by Bill Emerson and Norm ToddingtonBlain Shupe had a four-bagger for the Beavers.   Mike Mellis went the distance for the win. 

Keith Covert (L), Ralph Hogg (7) and Charlie Thompson   
Mike Mellis (W) and Stubby Martin

(June 2)  Brandon swept an exhibition double-header in Saskatchewan trouncing Regina Caps 22-1 in the afternoon and downing Moose Jaw 6-3 in an evening encounter. Chuck Wilson had three homers and a single, scored five times, and batted in six as the Greys demolished the Caps.  Rafe Cabrera and Manuel Godinez also had homers.  Cabrera's smash was one of the longest ever at Taylor Field.

" ... it was shortstop Rafe Cabrera's four-ply smash which really set tongues wagging. He sent one of Ted Abel's pitches clear over the football exit gate in deep left-centre field and passers-by said it landed smack in the middle of Tenth avenue and bounced into the Milne coal yard.  The fence is approximately 430 feet from home plate at the spot where Cabrera's drive cleared the wall.  His sock easily covered 450 feet through the air."  (Regina Leader-Post June 3, 1950)

Bus Vasquez had four hits for the Greys.  Carl Dent and Cabrera each had three. Winslow Means scattered seven hits for the win.  

Means and Rodriguez
Harrison, Wells (3), Abel (4) and Kyle

Albert Lefty ErfleAgainst Moose Jaw, 21-year-old Mario Chacon went the distance in his first start to down the Purity-Canucks.  Cabrera paced the Greys with three hits.  Albert Lefty Erfle (left) went the distance for Moose Jaw.  He also led the Canuck hitters with two triples. 

Chacon and Rodriguez
A Erfle and Martin

(June 2) Following an afternoon exhibition game shellacking at the hands of the Brandon Greys, the Regina Caps rebounded in the evening with a 7 - 1 pasting of their Southern League counterpart from Wilcox. Caps' Ira Wells had a one hit shutout entering the bottom of the 9th but still managed a complete game three-hitter in picking up the win. The left handed hitting trio of Gus Kyle, Claude Williams and Ken Charlton led the Caps' hitting parade against Cards' loser Aubrey Downton and relievers Don Metz and Walter Buttgereit, each stroking out three hits.

Wells (W) and G. Kyle
A Downton (L), D. Metz (4), Buttgereit (8) and Ekdahl

(June 3)   There was another capacity crowd at Westend Park in Swift Current as the hometown Indians and Sceptre fought to a 2-2, 10-inning tie.  Neil Courtoreille allowed just six hits while Bill Dials held Sceptre to seven.  Jimmy Shields and Courtoreille each had two hits for the visitors, Lefty Wall had a pair for the Indians.

Courtoreille and xxx
Dials and xxx

(June 3) The Estevan Maple Leafs turned their home town debut into a convincing win, trouncing the Notre Dame Hounds 10 - 1. Mel Torgenrud went the route for the Leafs, striking out 10 and walking but one. Torgenrud, along with teammates Don Elson and third sacker Weir paced the 13 hit Estevan offense with three hits each off two Hound chuckers including loser Bus Claggett.

Claggett (L), L'Heureux (6) and McCarthy, Germann (6)
Torgenrud (W) and Dubyk

(June 3) Gerry Welsh tossed a neat three-hitter in pacing the Regina Caps to a 12 - 1 clipping of the Regina Red Sox. The Caps pasted the Red Sox' Al Warden for 15 hits along the way as Del Wardien and Tony Righetti pounded out three base knocks each in pacing the victors.

Warden (L) and Beattie
Welsh (W) and Warwick

(June 3) The Lumsden Royals literally walked away with a 12 - 8 decision over the Moose Jaw Purity Canucks in a game which saw 26 batters reach first base via the free pass. Moose Jaw pitcher Dick Kerley issued 16 bases on balls, eight of them coming in the first inning when the youthful Lumsden club pushed seven runs across the plate. Pete McMurtry of the Royals also had control problems and was credited with the win despite only four innings of work. Ron Larter finished the game on the hill for Lumsden. Moose Jaw outhit the Lumsden crew but the numerous walks plus four wild pitches from Kerley were their undoing. Barry Wolstencroft and Ted Foord had three hits each for the Canucks. Leading the swatting parade for the visiting Royals was first baseman Doug Hingley with a brace of base knocks.

McMurtry (W), Larter (5) and Ross
Kerley (L) and Smith, Martin

(June 4)   Swift Current and Delisle split a double-header at Delisle.  Lefty Wall pitched the Indians to a 4-1 win in the first game before the home team bounced back for a 10-1 win in the second.

Wall (W) and xxx
xxx and xxx

Crowder (L) and xxx
xxx and xxx

(June 4) Veteran Ralph Hogg pitched the Weyburn Beavers to a 6 - 2 win over the Notre Dame Hounds, surrendering eight safeties and fanning eight. Rival hurler Hugo Dombowsky was tagged for 11 hits while striking out four. The Beavers bunched four hits, including a double by Les Wilder, to tally four times in the 2nd frame and never looked back. A two run homer by Bill Garner accounted for Weyburn's other runs in the 6th.

Hogg (W) and Thompson
Dombowsky (L) and McCarthy

(June 5)    Pee Wee Willis crushed a home run, triple and two doubles to lead Swift Current to an 8-5 exhibition win over Saskatoon Legion.  Gordie Howe blasted a homer for Saskatoon.

Travis (W) and xxx
xxx and xxx

(June 5) Tony Righetti's solid single in the bottom of the 9th drove in Jackie Fulton with the winning run as the Regina Caps edged the Moose Jaw Purity Canucks 6 - 5. Southpaw Cliff Harrison of the Caps went the distance for the victory limiting the visitors to six hits. The win was the Caps' fifth in a row and puts them at the top of the Southern League pack. Al "Lefty" Erfle, Moose Jaw's starter, lasted only one inning and was forced to leave the mound after a sore arm plagued his effectiveness. Lloyd Compton pitched the remainder of the game for the Purity Canucks. Righetti and Claude Williams paced the winners with three hits. Jackie Fulton poled out a home run for the Caps.

A. Erfle, Compton (L) (2) and Martin, Smith (2)
Harrison (W) and G. Kyle

(June 7)   "The over 'thousand' crowds steadily attending all ball games indicates that the game has come back here definitely.  A noticeable thing is the increasingly large number of district folk attending.  With big name teams on the future schedule for this summer, something should be done about additional seating.  We realize that the city and recreation committee have gone the limit of the budget set, but the people are coming in for the games and so far as possible there should be seats for all."  (The Sun, Swift Current, June 7, 1950)

(June 7)   Moose Jaw announced the return of Lambert Lefty Lauer to their mound staff.  The 19-year-old southpaw led the club to the Southern Baseball title in 1949 when he posted a 16-5 record.  Lauer reported to a Class C Chicago Cub farm team at Sioux Falls in May but obtained his release before returning to the Canucks.

(June 8)  Delisle whipped Edmonton Oilers 10-0 to win first prize of $2,000 in the second annual Lloydminster tournamentMurray Coben and Bennie Griggs combined to pitch the shutout. 

Earlier in the day, Delisle beat St. Paul, Alberta 11-7 in the semi-finals after having shaded Sceptre 4-2.  The Oilers made the final with a 9-1 win over Neilburg, Saskatchewan.  The Edmonton team had earlier defeated Westlock, Alberta 5-3.

A major upset occurred in the quarter-finals when Westlock topped Kamloops 5-1.  The BC team reached the final in 1949, losing to Delisle.  The Indian Head Rockets failed to make the tournament.

In first day play, Griggs held Eston Ramblers to six hits and belted a homer as Delisle won 6-1.  Max Bentley also had a home run for Delisle.  Kamloops blanked Lougheed, Alberta 9-0, Sceptre defeated North Battleford 7-3, Westlock ousted Lloydminster 5-3 and St. Paul, Alberta trounced Maidstone 11-2.  Neilburg and Edmonton won by default when the Saskatoon All-Stars withdrew and Mundare, Alberta advanced with a default when the Rockets were a no-show.

(June 9)   Staked to a four-run lead in the top of the 1st inning, Cliff Harrison tossed a four-hitter and fanned ten as Regina Caps trimmed Lumsden Royals 7-1 at Lumsden.  It was the Caps 6th straight victory.  Art Stone and Ken Charlton each drove in two first inning runs to give Regina the early lead.  Tony Righetti paced the attack with three hits.  For the losers, Don Smith picked up two hits.

Harrison (W) and G. Kyle
Larter (L) and Ross

(June 9)   A three-run 8th inning carried Weyburn to a 7-4 win over Estevan.  Gayle Shupe went the distance for the win.  Left handed veteran Don Chapman was touched for 13 blows by the Beavers and absorbed the pitching defeat. The victory moved Weyburn past the Maple Leafs into second place in the Southern League. Jim Burge led the winner's offense with three hits and four RBI's.

G Shupe (W) and Covert
Chapman (L) and Dubyk

(June 9)  Regina announced the arrival of pitcher Joe Searcie, a 22-year-old from Los Angeles.

(June 9)  Sherman Watrous had three hits to lead a Saskatoon All-Star club to an 11-0 victory over Muskogee.  

(June 10)   Vic "Lefty" Wall was the strength on the mound and at the plate to pace Swift Current to a 4-1 triumph over Notre Dame Hounds.  Wall held the collegians to six hits while leading the offense with three hits.  Indians plated three in the 2nd frame when Jackie McLeod singled and Wall followed with a double.  Lee Crowder's long fly was misjudged and all three romped home. Crowder, a pitcher playing the outfield, had thrilled the crowd with four, running, one-hand catches. 

Claggett (L) and McCarthy
Wall (W) and Webb

(June 10) In spite of limiting the Regina Caps to three hits, Walter "Butch" Buttgereit of the Wilcox Cardinals and his mates allowed the Caps to score twice in the 5th on Grant Warwick's pinch hit single and again in the 6th on an unearned tally to hand the Cards a 3 - 2 setback. Trailing 2 - 0, Warwick batted for starting pitcher Joe Searcie and promptly tied the score with a first pitch two RBI base hit. Reliever Ira Wells then shut the door on the Redbirds to earn the win. Buttgereit, the hard luck loser was also the only player on either team to have more than one safety, slapping out a pair.

Buttgereit (L) and Ekdahl
Searcie, Wells (W) (6) and G. Kyle

(June 11)    Swift Current Indians split a double-bill with Assiniboia, taking the opener 10-1 behind the pitching of Bill Dials, losing the second game 3-2 with Ed Crowder on the hill.

Dials (W) and xxx
xxx and xxx

Crowder (L) and xxx
xxx and xxx

(June 11) Errors played a major part in Weyburn's 5 - 4 victory over Lumsden as the Royals booted the ball six crucial times and handed the visitors the win. Keith Covert lasted the full nine innings for the Beavers as the Royals were never able to bunch their eight hits. The defensive miscues haunted hard luck loser Ralph McCleneghan who pitched a four-hitter for the Valley crew. Don Smith and Bunny Smith each had two hits for Lumsden.

Covert (W) and Thompson
McCleneghan (L) and Ross

(June 11) Frank Germann's bases empty homer on a full count pitch in the bottom of the 11th inning broke up a brilliant pitching duel between Mel Torgenrud and Hugo Dombowsky and lifted the Notre Dame Hounds to a 2 - 1 nail biter over the Estevan Maple Leafs. The Hounds took an early 1st inning lead but Estevan knotted the count with a single marker in the 7th, setting the stage for the extra inning encounter. Both chuckers threw masterful four-hitters in this tilt.

Torgenrud (L) and Dubyk
Dombowsky (W) and McCarthy, Germann (8)

(June 12)   Tommy Thompson tossed a six-hitter, none after the 4th inning, to lead Swift Current to a 3-1 win over Regina Caps. Jackie McLeod led the offense with three hits.  Indians had just five hits but took advantage of three Regina errors.

Allan, Wells (L) (3) and Kyle
Thompson (W) and Webb

(June 12) In the opener of a two game home and home exhibition series, the Swift Current Indians, behind Tommy Thompson's chucking, turned back the Regina Caps 3 - 1. Thompson surrendered five hits and a single run in the first three innings but after that only one Cap runner reached base and that was through an error. Newcomer Harold Allan made his first start on the hill for the Caps, giving way to Ira Wells. Jackie McLeod of the Indians was the game's top hitter with three base raps. Indians' catcher Joe Webb had two as did Jackie Fulton of the Caps.

Allan, Wells (7) and G. Kyle
Thompson and Wells

(June 12) Behind an effective six hit pitching effort by big Pete McMurtry, Lumsden's young Royals came up with a 4 - 3 victory over the Notre Dame Hounds. Other than giving up three hits to pesky Hounds' shortstop Normie Brown and two to rival and losing pitcher Bus Claggett, McMurtry had things well under control. Five Royals - Don Smith, Art Frolick, Gord Hammond, Lou Lysack and Doug Hingley - had a brace of singles for the victors. Ralph McCleneghan's 8th inning sacrifice fly drove in the winning run.

Claggett (L) and McCarthy
McMurtry (W) and Frolick

(June 13)  Ligon's All-Stars shaded Weyburn 6-5 primarily on the strength of Bufford Holland's grand slam homer off Weyburn starter Don McTavish. Kenny Brady went the route for the Ligon's, fanning five and giving up seven hits.

McTavish (L), G. Shupe (2) and xxxx
Brady (W) and xxxx

(June 13)  Regina Caps edged Swift Current 2-0 in a contest which featured outstanding hurling by a pair of young lefties -- Cliff Harrison for the Caps and Mike Dzingelowski for the Indians.   In this tightly fought contest, the Caps opened the scoring on Jackie Fulton's 3rd inning sacrifice fly. In the 7th the Caps added an insurance run when Ken Charlton singled home Gus Kyle. Charlton with three safeties topped the hit parade. Jackie McLeod and Walter Powell of the Indians and the Caps' Sully Glasser each contributed two hits.

Dzingelowski (L) and Webb
Harrison (W) and G. Kyle

(June 14)   The Sun (Swift Current) offered a harsh critique of a barnstorming team from North Dakota:

There should be an immigration law against allowing some types of American baseball teams, and one of this kind invaded Swift Current last Tuesday night.  Shivering fans huddled in the stands were awfully disgusted at the Northern Stars, a mixed team which calls Minot, North Dakota, its home town ... We left the press box at the end of the fourth inning with the score Swift Current Indians 17 Minot 2 ... That was the loosest bunch of ball players ever to hit this burg ... The locals walloped about five Minot pitchers for 13 runs in one inning.  Local fans sat back with keen anticipation as the game got under way when Shaw, Minot leadoff man, smacked Jackie McLeod's first pitch clean over the left centre fence, first to do it in the new park.  Next man up rocketed a screaming drive to the same fence.  Then they folded up like an accordion ...  A poor, sorry exhibition of baseball. (The Sun, June 14, 1950)

(June 14)  Sceptre edged Kamloops Elks 2-0 to take top prize money of $2,000 in the $5,000 Camrose tournament.  23-year-old Bert Olmstead pitched a four-hit shutout in the final after pitching three scoreless innings in the semi-final.  Olmstead, a left winger with the Chicago Black Hawks, was among the hockey stars to don cleats for the summer.

Sixteen teams from the three Western provinces competed in the two-day event.  Sceptre advanced to the final with an 8-5 win over Bowden (Lacombe), Alberta while Kamloops trounced the Edmonton Oilers 10-3.  

In other action, Sceptre beat Indian Head 2-0, Bowden trounced Stettler 14-9 and Lloydminster 16-5,  Kamloops got by Alaska Command 6-4 and Edmonton ousted Clive 3-2 after Clive had beaten Coal City 8-0.

(June 14)  Winnipeg Buffaloes whipped Brandon 8-1 to take first prize money in Brandon Greys' $1,400 invitational tournamentTaylor Smith pitched a four-hitter to lead the Buffs.  Joe Taylor and Willie Wells Jr. each drove in a pair for Winnipeg.

Gonzales, Naranjo (4) and Rodriguez
Smith and Howard

Regina Caps took third prize money pasting the touring Muskogee Cardinals 9-0.  Joe Searcie tossed a two-hitter for the Caps.  

Giddens (L), Patrick (2) and Thomas
Searcie (W) and Warwick

In the opening round, Winnipeg beat the Caps 6-2 and Brandon topped Muskogee 5-1.  For the Caps, Ira Wells was a one-man show, tossing a five-hitter, fielding brilliantly and collecting two hits.  But, the Regina defense committed three costly errors.  Winslow Means tossed a five-hitter in the Greys' victory.

Wells and Warwick
Carter and Howard

Means and Rodriguez
Staton and Thomas

(June 14) The Regina Red Sox won their first Southern League game in two seasons when they thumped the Lumsden Royals 13 - 6 in a contest marked by loads of extra base clouts and spectacular fielding on the part of the Crimson Hose crew. The Reginans offensive margin of victory came on the strength of two big innings, the first and the seventh, when six runs were plated in each. Lumsden's Ken Murray was battered from the mound in the initial frame and suffered the loss. Winner Al Warden pitched into the 7th before giving way to Bill Clary. Gordie Hammond of the Royals slammed out three hits for his team while Red Sox' reliever Clary, outfielder Bob McWhirter, first sacker Forrest "Dutch" Fisher, catcher Don Kielman and shortstop Bob Henderson all chipped in with a pair of base knocks.

Murray (L), Larter (1), McMurtry (7) and Frolick
Warden (W), Clary (7) and Kielman

(June 14) The Wilcox Cardinals rapped out 19 safe hits and scored a lopsided 15 - 3 verdict over the Estevan Maple Leafs. After four innings, the Redbirds had built up a 14 - 0 cushion and they were easily able to coast to victory from there. Showing the way for the Cards were Walter Buttgereit, Irvin Wiebe and Aubrey Downton who each slapped out three hits. Frank Yohner was Estevan's big gun with two hits, including a double.

Gouch (L), Abbott (1), Yohner (2) and Dubyk
A. Downton (W), Lawrence (5) and Ekdahl, Weisshaar (5)

(June 15)    Carrot River captured top prize at the Kerrobert Tournament downing Eston in the final. Swift Current had to be content with 4th money after dropping a 5-4 decision to Eston.  Tommy Thompson was the loser, pitching well but done in by errors.

(June 16) The Weyburn Beavers strengthened their hold on second place in the Southern League by edging out the Notre Dame Hounds 4 - 3 on the strength of a 7th inning three run rally. Both starting hurlers, Ralph Hogg of the Beavers and the Dogs' Hugo Dombowsky, went the distance in this contest. Batting honors were shared by Keith Covert of Weyburn and Notre Dame's Ralph Beattie, each going 3 for 4.

Dombowsky (L) and McCarthy
Hogg (W) and Thompson

(June 16)  Bill Dials pitched Swift Current to a 9-1 exhibition win over Eston.

Dials (W) and xxx
xxx and xxx

(June 17)   The Swift Current Indians and the touring Muskogee Cardinals split a twin bill at Swift Current.  The visitors captured the opener 5-4 with the home club scoring an easy 13-5 victory in the second game.  Culbreath, the Muskogee catcher, led the offense with three hits.  Joe Webb had an inside-the-park homer, single and three walks for the Indians.  Keith Bing had a pair of hits for Swift Current. Ted Travis gave up 11 hits over eight innings to take the loss.

xxx and xxx
Travis (L), McLeod (9) and xxx

Lee Crowder scattered eight hits to take the win in the second game.  Webb added to his laurels with a triple.  Cardinals made 11 errors on the day, six in the second game.

Crowder (W) and xxx
Tolliver (L), Spike and xxx

(June 17) With a trio of Wilcox pitchers limiting the Lumsden Royals to two hits, the Cardinals walked off with an easy 8 - 0 victory. Only Bunny Smith and Buddy Rogers could collect hits off the offerings of Don Metz during his five inning stint on the hill. Lumsden's big Pete McMurtry was the victim of the bulk of Wilcox's offense. Nick Metz was the big gun for the Cards, cracking out three hits in four at bats. Aubrey Downton banged out a pair of safeties.

McMurtry (L), Larter (5) and Frolick
D. Metz (W), Buttgereit (6), E. Downton (8) and Ekdahl

Claude Williams(June 17) A grand slam home run by first sacker Claude Williams (right) in the 9th inning sparked the Regina Caps to a 7 - 1 victory over the Estevan Maple Leafs and boosted the Caps into a healthy lead in the Southern League over the second place Weyburn Beavers. Harold Allan, Cap right hander, made good in his first league start as he gave up four hits, struck out nine and walked only 1. Although striking out 14 Caps, loser Mel Torgenrud was touched for 11 hits. Gus Kyle led the Regina hitters going 3 for 5.

Allan (W) and G. Kyle
Torgenrud (L) and Dubyk

(June 17) Leading by a count of 7 - 2 in the 8th frame, the Regina Red Sox barely held off a last inning rally and escaped with a narrow 7 - 6 victory over the Notre Dame Hounds. Bill Clary picked up the mound win although giving up 14 hits as the Red Sox were able to bunch their seven base blows more effectively throughout the game than the Collegians. Diminutive Lionel "Hap" L'Heureux was tagged with the loss. The Hounds' Cece McCarron was the game's leading hitter going 3 for 4. Gord Mitton was the best Redleg with a 2 for 3 game.

L'Heureux (L) , Claggett (8) and McCarthy
Clary (W) and Kielman

(June 17) Runs came in clusters as the touring Ligon Colored All-Stars whipped the Moose Jaw Purity Canucks 11 - 8 in an exhibition tilt. Neither starting pitcher was around at the finish. Moose Jaw's Lefty Erfle gave way to Dick Kerley amid a big 8th inning Ligon rally while southpaw Rufus Ligon needed help in the 9th from Curtis Tate. Center fielder Andy Bailey was the big sticker for the winners, collecting four hits in six at bats. Tom Snoddy kicked in with three hits. Ted Foord, Ray Jones, Barry Wolstencroft, Doug Toole and Rube Erfle each slammed out a pair of safeties for the home forces.

R. Ligon, Tait (9) and Holland
A. Erfle, Kerley (8) and Mowbray

(June 18)   Muskogee Cardinals dumped Eston 11-2.

(June 18) Benny Bilbo pitched a three hit shutout to lead the Ligon All-Stars to a 6 - 0 exhibition whitewash of the Regina Red Sox. Forrest "Dutch" Fisher, the Red Sox regular first baseman, started on the mound for the Redlegs but poor fielding support kept him in hot water. Two three run innings provided the Ligon victory margin.

Bilbo and Nears
Fisher, Warden (6) and Kielman

(June 18) The visiting Moose Jaw Canucks remained in the first division of the Southern League by scoring a 4 - 2 win over the Notre Dame Hounds. Lefty Lauer gave up six hits in picking up the win for Moose Jaw while his mound opponent, Bus Claggett, surrendered only four. Claggett's undoing, however, was his control as he walked seven and hit one batter. The Hounds took a first inning 1 - 0 lead when Norm Brown stole home with Lauer concentrating on a runner at first. Moose Jaw tied it up in the 2nd on Ken Englehardt's RBI single. The Canucks scored two more in the 3rd and the Hounds countered with one in the 6th which was then nullified by a Mill City 7th inning tally.

Lauer (W) and xxxx
Claggett (L) and xxxx

(June 19) The Regina Caps scored the tying run in the 6th and added three more in the 7th to hang a 5 - 2 defeat on their cross-town rivals, the Regina Red Sox. The Sox scored a pair in the top of the first against complete game winner Ira Wells and held the lead for half the game. The Caps finally got to loser Bill Clary when Claude Williams singled to open the 7th and later scored the eventual winner which was followed by two insurance tallies. Williams had three blows including a triple to lead all hitters.

Clary (L) and Mitton
Wells (W) and G. Kyle

(June 20)  Ligon All-Stars took an early 6-2 lead and held on to down Regina Caps 7-5.  Henry Nears, with a triple and double, and six-foot-five shortstop Bernard Willis with a homer paced the All-Stars.  Curtis Tate and Tom Snoddy banged out triples and Marvin Ligon added a double for the visitors.  Del Wardien and Art Stone socked triples for the Caps.  Jack Lefty Woods went the distance for the Ligon's.

Woods (W) and Holland
Harrison ( L,) Searcie (4) and Warwick, Kyle (7)

(June 20) A booming pinch hit home run by Jimmy Ross in the top of the 12th inning gave the Lumsden Royals a 4 - 3 victory over the Weyburn Beavers. The winning blow overshadowed a brilliant pitching performance by Weyburn mounds-man Gayle Shupe who struck out 21 Royals. Although whiffing regularly at Shupe's offerings, the youthful Royals still picked up 11 hits off the wily Beaver veteran. Ron Larter handled the Lumsden pitching duties and turned in a slick five-hitter. Pat Roache of the Beavers and Royals' leadoff hitter Gord Hammond were the top hitters for their respective clubs, each banging out three base blows. Doug Shupe of Weyburn had a circuit clout for the losers.

Larter (W) and Frolick
G. Shupe (L) and Thompson

(June 21)  Mel Torgenrud pitched and batted Estevan to a 12-5 win over Regina Red Sox at Nicholson Field in Estevan.  Torgenrud fired a six-hitter with twelve strikeouts while banging out four hits.  Don Elson, Mike Dubyk and Jack Mitchell homered for the Maple Leafs.  Red Sox starter "Dutch" Fisher, who was sent to the showers in the 4th with his club in arrears by seven, took the loss.

Torgenrud (W) and Dubyk
Fisher (L), Kielman (4) and Kielman, Mitton (4)

(June 21) Mike Mellis wrapped up his 4th win in as many starts on the mound as the Moose Jaw Purity Canucks gained a 5 - 2 decision over the Notre Dame Hounds. Both pitchers, Mellis and Hugo Dombowsky of the Hounds gave up seven hits. Hank Dornstauder of Notre Dame paced all hitters with a perfect 4 for 4 plate performance. The Mill City crew was led at the dish by Mellis and Ray Jones who had two hits apiece.

Dombowsky (L) and McCarthy
Mellis (W) and Martin

(June 21) The Regina Caps and Ligon All-Stars wound up their three game exhibition series with a doubleheader which produced a 10 - 10 tie in the afternoon tilt and a Cap victory in the nightcap by a 7 - 5 count. Top hitters for the twin-bill were Claude Williams and Gus Kyle of the Caps with a daily total of five base knocks apiece.

(Game 1)
Broady, Lewis (9) and Holland
Allan and G. Kyle

(Game 2)
Bilbo, R. Ligon (5) and Holland
Harrison and G. Kyle

(June 22) The Moose Jaw Purity Canucks climbed into second place in the Southern League standings when they slugged their way to a 10 - 6 win over the Wilcox Cardinals. Pounding out a total of 15 base hits, the Mill City nine was paced at the plate by their pitcher, Al "Lefty" Erfle who socked a single, double and a three run triple in five at bats. Moose Jaw catcher Stubby Martin also had three hits. Trailing 6 - 3 in the bottom of the 7th, the Canucks recovered by scoring four to take a 7- 6 lead. In the 8th, the Purity Canucks loaded the bases, chasing starter and loser Walter Buttgereit from the hill. All three inherited runners runners eventually scored off Aubrey Downton.

Buttgereit (L), A. Downton (8) and Ekdahl
A. Erfle (W) and Martin

(June 22) The Regina Caps continued to roll in high gear by posting an 11 - 5 victory over the Lumsden Royals in Southern League action. It was the 10th straight win for the Caps and gave them a comfortable three game margin over second place Moose Jaw. Leading the 14 hit assault on newcomer and loser Norman Agrinson as well as Pete McMurtry was Cap right fielder Sully Glasser who had a triple, two doubles and a single plus three RBI's in four trips to the plate. Shortstop Art Stone went three for five for the Caps. Bill Kyle went the distance on the hill to record the win.

B. Kyle (W) and G. Kyle
Agrinson (L), McMurtry (7) and Frolick

(June 22)  Notre Dame Hounds rebounded with three runs in the 8th and a pair in the 9th to down Regina Red Sox 9-7 in a game severely hampered by strong, gusting winds. The big hitter for the Hounds was winning chucker Frank Germann with a triple, double and single in five trips. For the Sox, Fred Evans hit safely three times in four trips and had three RBI's. Bill Clary in relief of Al Warden took the pitching defeat.

Germann (W) and McCarthy
Warden, Clary (L) (8) and Mitton

(June 22)   Swift Current Indians whipped Muskogee Cardinals 8-2 in an exhibition game at Westend Park.  Vic "Lefty" Wall fired a one-hitter for the win.  First baseman Haskins spoiled Wall's bid for a no-hitter with a single in the 4th inning.  Indians had eight hits and took advantage of nine Muskogee errors.

xxx and xxx
Wall (W) and xxx

(June 22)  The California Mohawks and Sceptre split first prize money in the Lacombe tournament when rain prevented the championship game.  

Mohawks advanced to the final with an easy, 15-0 win over Stettler. The collegians scored 13 runs in the first inning and coasted through the five inning contest.  

Mohawks 15 Stettler 0
Watkins, Bauhofer (1), Pisani (4), Makras (5) and Bricker
Gatin, Prockiu (1), Stevenson (1), Al Chapman (1), Pat Chapman (1) and Wicks

In was in stark contrast to their dramatic win over Alaska Command.  Down 4-1 in the last of the 8th, Mohawks rallied with a walk, single and Bob Donkersley's three-run homer to tie.  Then, in the bottom of the 9th, Don Bricker reached on a walk and Roy Taylor blasted one over the left field fence to give the Mohawks a 6-4 victory.  

Alaska Command 4 Mohawks 6
Morse and Brown
Barnett and Beiden

Bert Olmstead tossed a three-hitter as Sceptre topped Lacombe 2-0 in other semi-final action.  The game was called after six innings by rain and wiped out a pitching duel between Olmstead and Berlando of Lacombe.

Lacombe 0 Sceptre 2
Berlando and Tanner
Olmstead and Serpa

Earlier, Sceptre whipped Innisfail 12-5.

Innisfail 5 Sceptre 12
Fred Harmon, Irving Suggett (4) and Harold Noble 
Eddie Debarnato and Clarence Grant

The powerful Indian Head Rockets were ousted by Stettler, 11-6.

Indian Head 6 Stettler 11
Calhoun, Jenkins (5) and Quarterman
Prockiu, Bradley (3) and Wicks 

Lacombe had won a spot in the semi-final with a 7-4 victory over C.N.R.

CNR 4 Lacombe 7
Bacon and McDermid
Severyn, Morris (2) and Tanner

There were eight games on the opening day's program.

Red Deer 4 Stettler 12
Martin, Eckerman (4), J Musselman (4) and Phillips
Bradley and Wicks

Lacombe 12 Alliance 1
Bob Coughlin and Tanner
Bill Bukland and Hamilton

Westlock 1 Indian Head 13
Brenneis, Wilson (4) and Como
Morrow and Quarterman, Green (5)

Clive 1 C.N.R. 6
Clarey Johnson, Pancho Gray (6) and Harry Meldrum
Harold Pruden and Willie McDermott

Sceptre 9 Eston 2
Neil Courtoreille and Lindy Serpa
Herb Stevenson, Clint McNeil (7) and Ira Gardiner

Mohawks 18 Leduc 0
Bolger and Bricker
xxx and xxx

Bowden 2 Alaska Command 7
Troness and Malma
Bailey and Brown

Innisfail won by default over the Amber Valley Coloured Giants who failed to show.

(June 23) In Southern League play, the Wilcox Cardinals scored once in the last half of the 10th inning to edge the Weyburn Beavers 6 - 5 and, in the process, climbed into third place in the standings. Catcher Elmer Ekdahl singled home Ernie Downton with the tie breaking tally off loser Les Wilder. Don Metz, in relief of southpaw Ernie Downton, got credit for the win. Gayle Shupe of the Beavers and Clint Squires of the Cards both had three hits in this contest.

Wilder (L) and Thompson
E. Downton, D. Metz (W) (7) and Ekdahl

(June 23) The Regina Red Sox dropped their fourth straight Southern League game as the Moose Jaw Purity Canucks pinned a 12 - 5 drubbing on them. Don Kielman, the Sox regular catcher, took the mound for the first time this season and, although going the distance, was hit hard while his mates committed costly errors behind him. Canucks' lefthander Dick Kerley gave up eight hits and struck out four in posting the win. Curly Boyce and Ken Englehardt both registered three hits for the winning visitors.

Kerley (W) and Mowbray
Kielman (L) and Mitton

(June 24)   Ligon's Colored All-Stars added two more wins taking a twin-bill from the Lumsden Royals at Taylor Field, Regina.  Ligon's won the afternoon contest 15-3 and escaped with a 4-2 win in the evening encounter.  Bufford Holland, Art Neal and Bernard Willis each had two hits in the opener.  Marvin Ligon went hitless but reached base six times and scored four times.  In the second game, Felix Valdez held the Royals to four hits.  Ligon's lost the services of third baseman Curtis Tate and outfielder A.G. Bailey.  Both jumped the club with hopes of joining North Battleford.

McCleneghan, McMurtry and Frolick
Lewis, English and Holland

Valdez and Nears
McMurtry and Ross

(June 24)  Indian Head Rockets swept a twin-bill from Swift Current, 8-6 and 3-1 before 2-thousand fans at West End Park in Swift Current.  Rockets scored four runs in the top of the 9th inning of the opener then held off a rally by the Indians to take the victory.  Jim Morrow pitched a five-hitter for the win.

Morrow (W) and Green
Thompson (L), Dials (9) and Webb

Dan Jenkins fired a three-hitter in the second game as Indian Head plated two runs in the 6th inning and they held up for the win.

Jenkins (W) and Green
Dzingelowski, Dials (7) and Webb

(June 24) Lambert "Lefty" Lauer hurled a three-hitter at the Regina Caps as the Moose Jaw Purity Canucks topped the league leaders by a 3 - 1 score. The Canucks picked up a single marker in the 2nd and plated two more in the 5th to take a 3 - 0 lead. The Caps scored their only marker, that of the unearned variety, in the 7th to narrow the count but that was the end of their offensive output. Lauer struck out eight in chalking up his second win. Outfielder Bill Emerson paced the Moose Jaw attack with three hits including a double.

Searcie (L) and G. Kyle
Lauer (W) and Mowbray

(June 26)  Before the largest crowd of the season at Taylor Field, Regina Caps and Indian Head Rockets fought to a 3-3 draw in a game called after nine innings because of darkness.  Tony Maze, just back from service with the North Battleford Beavers, went the route for the Caps while Pancho Gray and Dan Jenkins handled the pitching chores for the Rockets.  Frank Tillman had three hits for Indian Head while Gus Kyle paced the Caps with a triple and double.

Gray, Jenkins (5) and Quarterman, Cameron (8)
Maze and G. Kyle

(June 27) The Regina Red Sox ended a long famine against their bitter intra-city rival, the Regina Caps, by besting the Capitals to the tune of 6 - 3. Right handed pitcher Charlie Saxton started slowly for the Sox, falling behind 3 - 0 after two innings, but was all business at the finish, blanking the powerful Caps the rest of the way. The Sox got to southpaw starter and loser Gerry Welsh in the 5th to take a 4 - 3 lead and nicked reliever Bill Kyle with single runs in the 7th and 8th to sew up the victory. Saxton and third baseman Bill Clary led the Sox with a brace of hits each. Gus Kyle had three hits for the Caps in a losing cause.

Welsh (L), B. Kyle (6) and G. Kyle
Saxton (W) and Kielman

(June 27) Player/Manager Mike Mellis won his fifth game of the season in twirling a four-hitter to lead the Moose Jaw Purity Canucks to a 9 - 2 verdict over the Lumsden Royals. The Canuck win put them one-half game behind the pace setting Regina Caps. In tossing nine full innings, Mellis gave up two hits apiece to batters Gordon Hammond and Jimmy Ross but blanked the remainder of the Lumsden line-up. Shortstop and leadoff hitter Rube Erfle was Moose Jaw's top batsman going 3 for 6. Catcher Stan "Stubby" Martin contributed two safeties. Denny Evenson took the loss for the Valley crew.

Mellis (W) and Martin
Evenson (L), Larter (4) and Ross, Frolick (4)

(June 27)  Swift Current Indians at Indian Head

(June 28)   The Swift Current paper, The Sun, noted a good job by Ken Nelson filling in at shortstop for Pee Wee Willis, who left the club on June 9th. Willis was still in Los Angeles where he was reported to be caring for his seriously ill mother.  The paper noted Willis' hitting was particularly missed.  The club also had Simms, a newcomer from the Calgary Buffaloes.

(June 28)   Swift Current Indians took a pair from the Lake Valley All-Stars, 2-1 and 15-0.  Lee Crowder fired a two-hitter for the afternoon win. Frohlich allowed just six hits in taking the loss. Crowder knocked in both runs for the Indians with a double in the 2nd inning after Walter Powell had walked and Alex Maxwell singled.  

Frohlich (L) and xxx
Crowder (W) and xxx

Indians plated five runs in the first inning of the second game and cruised to the 15-0 triumph.  Lefty Wall tossed a six-hit shutout for the win.  Toby Simms led the offense with three hits.  Wall contributed a pair of hits.

xxx, xxx, xxx, xxx and xxx
Wall (W) and xxx

(June 28)  Indian Head pounded out 17 hits in a 6-3 win over Lumsden.  Jim Morrow led the attack with four hits.  Walter Calhoun tossed a six-hitter for the Rockets.

Calhoun and Cameron, Green (8)
McCleneghan and Charlton

(June 28) The visiting Wilcox Cardinals staged a three run rally in the 9th inning to take a 4 - 2 decision from Estevan's new import-dotted Maple Leafs in a Southern League tilt. Cards' backstop Elmer Ekdahl scored the winner on an infield error by Leafs' first sacker Herman Lewis. Soon after that, Wilcox pitcher Walt Buttgereit scampered home with the insurance run on Don Metz' single, one of the three hits he garnered in pacing the winner's attack against loser Mel Torgenrud.

Buttgereit (W) and Weisshaar
Torgenrud (L) and Pettus

(June 28) A comedy of errors vaulted the Moose Jaw Purity Canucks into a tie for first place in the Southern League standings with the Regina Caps as the Mill City boys drubbed the Regina Red Sox 16 - 2. The Canucks pushed 13 runs across the plate that were unearned as the Red Sox committed an even dozen fielding miscues. Lefty Lauer limited the Red Sox to three hits, two by Gord Mitton, and struck out 11 in posting the easy triumph. Leading the Canuck swatsmen against loser Bill Clary was second sacker Ted Foord with four safeties while catcher Stubby Martin chipped in with three.

Lauer (W) and Martin
Clary (L) and Kielman, Mitton (7)

(June 29)   Moose Jaw Canucks downed Swift Current 6-2 as the Indians suffered two disastrous injuries.  Second baseman Keith Bing went down with a broken ankle in the pre-game warm-up and first baseman Jackie McLeod suffered a sprained ankle in the second inning.  Wright allowed just three hits in taking the win.  Tommy Thompson had a strong outing for the Indians, with ten strikeouts, but four errors behind him proved costly. 

Wright (W) and xxx
Thompson (L) and A Powell

(June 29) Sceptre walked off with the $1,400 first prize in the Melfort tournament trouncing the Ligon All-Stars 17-9 in the final.  Bert Olmstead picked up the win in relief.  Ligon shortstop Bernard Willis was the hitting star with two homers and a triple.  

Sceptre reached the final topping Carrot River Loggers 6-1.  The Loggers had knocked Regina out of further play with a 5-4 victory.  Ligon's ousted Saskatoon Legion 6-5.  

In opening round action, Saskatoon Legion upset Delisle 5-3 with four runs in the eighth inning.  Ligon's Colored All-Stars advanced with an 11-5 win over Eston and Sceptre defeated the California Mohawks 4-1.  More than 15-hundred fans were on hand for the first round games.

(June 29)  Brandon Greys won top prize in the $2,000 Moosomin tournament downing Carman 6-5 in the final.  An 8th inning triple by Armando Vasquez scored the tying run and Vasquez notched the winner on an infield out.  Frank Watkins bested Johnny Wingo on the hill.  Ian Lowe and Skeeter Watkins each had two hits for the Greys.

In the opening round, Greys shaded Indian Head Rockets 8-6 and Carman downed Elmwood Giants 6-2 as Gentry Jessup out-pitched Taylor Smith.  Brandon's victory featured tape-measure homers by Charlie Peete and Rafe Cabrera George Lipscomb homered for the Rockets.  Pedro Naranjo and Tom Johnson shared the mound work for Brandon while Jesse Blackman and Daniel Jenkins hurled for Indian Head.  

Jim Morrow went the distance as the Rockets beat the Giants 7-4.  Paul Jones was the loser for Elmwood.

(June 30) The import-studded Estevan Maple Leafs edged out a 5 - 4 win over the Weyburn Beavers in a 10 inning Southern League encounter. The Leafs got to reliever Ralph Hogg for three hits in the extra frame to hand the veteran Beaver hurler his first loss of the season. Allen "Lefty" Bryant took the hill for the Leafs and tossed a complete game six-hitter while striking out 11. Center fielder Flash Maddox led the Estevan offense with two hits. The Beavers' Les Wilder went 3 for 4 in a losing cause.

Bryant (W) and Pettus
G. Shupe, McTavish (7), Hogg (L) (7) and Thompson

(June 30) Right hander Charlie Saxton abruptly ended the Moose Jaw Purity Canucks' seven game winning streak when he twirled a seven-hitter to pace the Regina Red Sox to an 8 - 4 triumph. The Canucks picked up six hits and four runs in the first three innings but Saxton held the Mill City squad to but one hit in the final six frames. Saxton also drove in two Red Sox' runs, one during a five run outburst, against loser Dick Kerley that helped salt the game away. Canucks' outfielder Norm Toddington picked up two hits in a losing cause.

Kerley (L), A. Erfle (2) and Toole
Saxton (W) and Mitton

(July 1)  Swift Current Indians announced the acquisition of right-handed pitcher Steve Wylie, who had been with the Minot Mallards of the ManDak League.  Another addition to the pitching staff is Doug English of Vancouver.

(July 2)  A 5th inning single by Nick Metz drove home Ernie Downton with the lead run and propelled the Wilcox Cardinals to a close 2 - 1 victory over the Weyburn Beavers. The win gave the Cards a solid hold on third place in the Southern League. Keith Covert, the Weyburn hurler, handcuffed the Redbirds on only six hits but the Wilcox aggregation came through with the base raps when they counted. Don Metz banged out a pair of hits for the Cardinals. Lorne Lawrence tossed eight hit ball at the Weyburn outfit to post his first victory of the season. His main nemesis was leadoff man Doug Shupe who hit safely twice and scored the lone Beaver run.

Covert (L) and Sathers
Lawrence (W) and Ekdahl

(July 2)  Delisle, paced by the Bentley brothers, won the $3,500 Saskatoon tournament defeating Saskatoon 6-3 in the final game of the eight-team event.   Saskatoon downed Swift Current 9-6 in the semi-final. Indians had downed Unity in opening action behind the hurling of Doug English.

(July 2) The thumping lumber wielded by Indian Head shortstop Frank Tillman was too much for the Regina Red Sox when they dropped a close 7 - 6 decision to the Rockets in exhibition play. Tillman slammed out a double and two singles to lead the nine hit attack off Red Sox right-hander Bill Clary. The Red Sox pounded out eight hits off the slants of Walter Calhoun and his 7th inning successor Pancho Gray. With the score knotted at 6 - 6 in the 7th, Tillman led off with a double and later scored the lead run which provided the Rockets with the victory margin.

(July 2) An eight run onslaught in the 4th inning provided the Notre Dame Hounds with a comfortable lead and they went on to score a 10 - 7 triumph over the Lumsden Royals. Lionel L'Heureux came up with a seven hit pitching effort to take the complete game win. Ralph McCleneghan, the losing Royals' chucker, tossed nine hit ball and also went the distance. Outfielder Ralph Beattie with three hits and two RBI's was the game's offensive star.

L'Heureux (W) and McCarthy
McCleneghan (L) and Montgomery

(July 2)  Eston won the $3,000 Outlook tournament with a 3-2 win over Sceptre in the final.

(July 3)   Sceptre took top money at the Lancer Tournament downing Indian Head Rockets 4-2 in 11 innings in the final.  Rockets had advanced  by beating Swift Current 4-0.

(July 3)  Gerry Montgomery knocked in five runs with a three-run homer and and two-run double to lead Lumsden Royals to a 10-1 victory over Regina Red Sox at Taylor Field.  Ron Larter tossed a four-hitter for the win.   The Royals put the game away early scoring six times in the top of the first including Montgomery's three run blast off starter and loser Billy Peterson. Montgomery ended up with five RBI's in this tussle. His battery mate, Larter, was never in trouble in posting the complete game win. Red Sox chucker Lefty Mearns did a credible job in relief, whiffing 13 Royals in his first appearance of the season.

Larter (W) and Montgomery
Peterson (L), Mearns (1) and Kielman

(July 3)  Brandon moved into the final of the holiday tournament in Minot with a 5-4 win over the Louisiana Travellers.  Manuel Godinez had three hits and knocked in a pair for the Greys.  Frank Watkins scattered eight hits for the win.

Watkins and Rodriguez
Pickens and Barnes

Minot shaded Regina Caps 3-2.  Harvey Lapides; 3rd inning triple knocked in two runs for the Mallards.

Allan and Kyle
Danielson and M Strong

(July 4)  Curtis Everett, a sensational centre fielder, drove in four runs with a homer, double and two singles to lead the Kansas City Monarchs to a 9-8 win over House Of David before nearly 3,000 fans at Taylor Field.  Everett also scored four times.  A four-run 8th inning provided enough for the win.  With two out and two on, Jimmy "Cool Papa" Bell knocked in one run with a pinch hit.  Everett doubled home two more and scored the winner on a safety by Al Cartmill.  

Kish, Freshour (8) and Chew
Fowkles, B Bell (8) and Battles

(July 4)   Art Hunt, a newcomer to the Brandon Greys from the Brooklyn Cuban Giants, had a no-hitter for six innings as Brandon shaded Minot 6-5 to take top prize in the Minot holiday tournament.  Hunt, finished with the six-hitter and eleven strikeouts.  Rafe Cabrera had three hits and scored twice to pace Brandon.  Ted Strong blasted a homer for the Mallards.

Tolson, Cathey (7) and M. Strong
Hunt and Rodriguez

In the playoff for third money, Regina Caps edged Louisiana Travellers 7-6 behind a brilliant relief effort by Tony Maze, who came on in the 2nd inning.  Maze also knocked in the winning run in the bottom of the 9th.

Washington and Barnes
Wells, Maze (2) and Kyle

Earlier in the day, Greys topped the Mallards 2-0 in an exhibition game at Westhope as Manuel Godinez tossed an eight-hit shutout.  

(July 5) Ralph Hogg held the Regina Red Sox to three scratch singles as the Weyburn Beavers knocked over the Reginans 9 - 3. The Beavers clinched the verdict in the 1st inning scoring four, including Jim Anderson's three run circuit clout, off loser Charlie Saxton. Keith Covert, Doug Shupe and Dale Beischel each banged out a pair of hits for the winners as did Charlie Smith of the Sox.

Saxton (L) and Kielman
Hogg (W) and Thompson

(July 5)   Walter Powell's bases loaded single in the bottom of the 9th gave Swift Current Indians a 9-8 win over Shaunavon Badgers.  It was Powell's fourth straight hit.  Catcher Baldy Smith had three hits for the Badgers.  

(July 5)  Lefthander Russell Betts held House of David to four hits as the Kansas City Monarchs swept their exhibition series by taking a 6-1 decision at Taylor Field. The exhibition contest drew nearly 3,000 fans.  Catcher Charles Battles led the Monarchs with three hits including a triple and double.  Al Cartmill blasted a homer for the winners.  

Betts and Battles
Tracy, McCloud (5) and Owens

(July 5) The report in the Regina Leader Post said more than 12-thousand fans were on hand as the California Mohawks beat Indian Head 5-2 to capture first prize money of $1,000 in the Foam Lake tournament.

Jake Abbott went the route on the hill for the Mohawks besting the Rockets' Jim Morrow.  

The California collegians trounced the Carrot River Loggers 11-0 in a semi-final as Lawrence Bolger tossed the shutout.  Indian Head beat Estevan 12-7 to reach the finals.

The defending champion Delisle Gems were knocked out in the first round.  In earlier action, Estevan got by Eston 8-6, the Mohawks whipped the Ligon All-Stars 15-7, Indian Head dumped Kamsack 17-9, and the Loggers upset Sceptre 7-2. 

In the opening round of the sixteen-team tournament, Kamsack Cyclones surprised Delisle by scoring a 2-1 victory before more than 6-thousand fans.  Eston edged Saskatoon Legion 5-4 in eleven innings.  Mohawks beat Quill Lake 5-3, Ligon All-Stars topped Watson 9-1, Sceptre beat Muskogee Cardinals 8-4, Indian Head scored a 9-2 win over Yorkton, Estevan Maple Leafs defeated Shelo 7-2 and Carrot River beat Elfros 9-2.

(July 6)  Baldy Benson, co-manager of the Estevan Maple Leafs, announced the acquisition of five new imports -- shortstop Coney Williams, who played two seasons with the Brandon Greys and started the 1950 campaign with the Brooklyn Cuban Giants; right-handed pitcher Junior Williams, also from the Giants; Roy Swanson a catcher from the New Orleans Creoles; Chappie Gray, a third baseman from Kansas City who has been playing with the House of David; Marvin (Herbert?) Terrell an outfielder from New Orleans; and Tex Anthony, former manager of the Muskogee Cardinals.  The moves bring the roster to 19 imports.  Only Mel Torgenrud from the original roster remains.  

(July 6)   Minot Magic All-Stars at Swift Current

(July 6)  Indian Head Rockets swept a double-header from Sceptre at the Whitewood Sports Day.  Rockets won the opener 7-0 and took the second tilt 12-3.  George Lipscomb banged out four hits in the second game for the Rockets while Walter Calhoun, Isiah Quarterman and Jesse Blackman had triples.  Calhoun tossed a four-hitter for the win while the Rockets had 13 hits off Barbabo and Hal Price.

(July 7) In what was supposed to be the rubber match of a three game exhibition series, the Swift Current Indians and Regina Caps battled to a 1 - 1 deadlock in a game halted after nine innings. Pitching par excellence had the game running along at a snappy clip. The combined efforts of Mike Dzingelowski and Tommy Thompson stymied the Cap batters with four hits while Harold Allan of the Southern League leaders turned in an equally sharp four hit job on the Swift Current swatters. Ed Heidt of the Caps was the only hitter to have to get two hits in this contest.

Dzingelowski, Thompson (7) and A. Powell
Allan and G. Kyle

(July 7)  Mike Rubcic pitched a two-hitter and fanned seven as the California Mohawks beat the Weyburn Beavers 5-2 in a game called after five innings by dust AND rain.

Rubcic and xxx
Ron Jansen, Covert (5) and Covert, xxx (5)

(July 8)  Don Barnett allowed just five hits in pitching the Mohawks to a 3-0 shutout over the Regina Red Sox in the first game of a twin-bill.  Larry Bolger and Bud Watkins combined on an eight-hitter in the nightcap as the Mohawks scored a 4-2 victory.  The California kids scored three in the 3rd inning to salt away the victory.  Fred Sommers walked to open the frame, stole second and scored on Ed Milano's single.  Milano came home on Roy Taylor's triple and Taylor came on to score on an error.

Barnett and Bricker, Sommers (2)
Telles and Kielman

Bolger, Watkins (7) and Sommers
Clary and Kielman

(July 8)  Estevan Maple Leafs downed Omaha Rockets for the second straight night.  Leafs scored a 13-11 victory Saturday following a 10-7 win in the first game.  Mel Torgenrud, Junior Williams and Santa Fe Morris handled the pitching for the Leafs.  Bishop, 18-year-old Omaha hurler, went the route allowing 13 hits including a homer and four doubles.

(July 8)    Steve Wylie held Saskatoon to eight hits and Swift Current Indians notched a 4-2 win in the first game of a weekend double-header.  The import right-hander fanned nine in registering the victory.  Ken Nelson and Paul Emerson each had two hits.  The Indians were strengthened  by the addition of Les Williams and Ted Strong from Minot.  Former Indians, Ed Crowder, Toby Simms and Bill Dials were in the Saskatoon lineup.

xxx and xxx
Wylie (W) and xxx

(July 9)   Swift Current whipped Saskatoon 20-4 at Clearwater Lake.  Lefty Wall pitched the Indians to the win.

Wall (W) and xxx
xxx and xxx

(July 9)  Regina Red Sox salvaged one game in their exhibition series with a 7-4 win over the California Mohawks before more than 2-thousand fans in Regina.  Sox jumped on Jake Abbott for four runs in the first inning.  Shortstop Charlie Saxton and right fielder Marlin Stauffer paced the Red Sox with three hits each.

Abbott (L) and Sommers
Pirack (W) and Kielman, Mitton (7)

(July 9 ) A couple of back-to-back 6th inning walks with the bases loaded was all the Moose Jaw Purity Canucks needed to earn a 2 - 1 Southern League victory over the Notre Dame Hounds. Hugo Dombowsky who, apart from his short streak of wildness, hurled a superb game for the Collegians, limiting the Canucks to three singles, two of them in the fatal 6th inning. Ray Nutzhorn went the route for Moose Jaw, checking the Hounds on six safeties while whiffing seven. Notre Dame's Wes Goodwin was the only player on either team to register a pair of hits.

Nutzhorn (W) and Mowbray
Dombowsky (L) and McCarthy

(July 9) The Regina Caps stayed atop the Southern League standings pounding out a 14 - 9 decision over the seventh place Lumsden Royals. Ira Wells went the distance for the Caps limiting the valley crew to six safe hits. However, six bases on balls, two hit batters and two Cap errors helped the Royals notch their nine counters. Caps went on a 14 hit splurge against three Lumsden flingers, including loser Pete McMurtry, to earn the decision. Del Wardien, Lincoln Boyd and Claude Williams of the Caps all had three hits as did the Royals' Gord Hammond. Boyd slugged out the game's only home run.

Wells (W) and G. Kyle
Larter, McMurtry (L) (1), McCleneghan (8) and Montgomery

(July 9)   Swift Current vs Saskatoon at Clearwater Lake

(July 10)  "It started out to be just a run-of-the-mill ball game but by the time California Mohawks and Regina Caps had played the full nine innings, the 1,500 Taylor Field customers all agreed they had seen a whale of a game.  It undoubtedly surpassed anything the fans had ever seen as yet this season." (Regina Leader-Post, July 11, 1950)  

Mohawks won 5-4 as Bob Donkersley drove in four runs and scored the other.  One of his hits was a two-run homer.  Bud Watkins preserved the win striking out the side on 11 pitches in the bottom of the ninth.  

Watkins (W) and Bauhofer
Searcie (L) and G. Kyle

(July 12)  The Bentley's of Delisle captured top money at the Biggar Tournament.  North Battleford defeated the host club, Biggar, in the first game of the Biggar tournament.  Sceptre downed Muskogee Cardinals 6-2 and Delisle shaded Eston 1-0.  Swift Current had a bye. Delisle topped Swift Current 6-4 to advance.

(July 12)   " ... Indians Baseball Club has been chewed over quite a bit the past few weeks by local fans.  The team had its hey-dey, made a quick name for itself and then, with the departure of Pee Wee Willis never seemed able to hit its stride again.  Then Keith Bing was hurt, and more bad news.  Three imports, Crowder, Simms and Dials departed, while some new blood was injected into the lineup.  The first appearance of the revamped lineup (against Shaunavon) wasn't particularly spectacular.  Then some more dickering and this week fans will probably find the team which will finish up the season, win, lose or draw."  (The Sun, Swift Current, July 12, 1950)

(July 12) The two Regina entries in the Southern League squared off again and, as has usually been the case, the Caps were dominant in drubbing the Red Sox 13 - 2. The Caps teed off early against loser Charlie Saxton and drove him to the showers in the 5th. Veteran portsider Tony Maze pitched a complete game win and was seldom threatened by the Sox. Ken Charlton and Gus Kyle paced the Caps 15 hit attack with three base knocks each. Charlton's total included the game's only home run.

Maze (W) and G. Kyle
Saxton (L) , Pirack (5) and Kielman, Mitton (5)

(July 12) Behind the brilliant three hit pitching of right hander Walter Buttgereit, the Wilcox Cardinals squeaked out a 1 - 0 victory over the Moose Jaw Purity Canucks in a 10 inning thriller. In going the route, Buttgereit fanned 10 and walked only two. The Moose Jaw loss dropped the Canucks a game and a half off the pace set by the Regina Caps. Lefty Lauer suffered his first defeat of the campaign as he was nicked for seven Redbird hits while walking a pair. In the bottom of the 10th, first baseman Ernie Downton led off with a single, advanced to third base on pinch hitter Carl Weisshaar's double and scored on Nick Metz's sacrifice fly to right field. The Card's Clint Squires was the only batter on either squad to register two hits

Lauer (L) and Martin
Buttgereit (W) and Ekdahl

(July 12) The import stocked Estevan Maple Leafs hammered out an easy 14 - 2 victory over the Lumsden Royals in Southern League action. Led by LeRoy Pettus who had three hits, the Maple Leaf clubbers connected safely 12 times against the offerings of three Royal chuckers, breaking the game wide open with five 4th inning markers off loser Ralph McCleneghan. Jimmy Ross had two of Lumsden's three hits surrendered by Junior Williams.

McCleneghan (L), McMurtry (7), Rogers (8) and Montgomery
Junior Williams (W) and Swanson

(July 13)   Swift Current vs Eston Ramblers.

(July 15)   Swift Current vs Notre Dame Hounds

(July 17)   Indian Head Rockets shaded Swift Current 3-1 as Dan Jenkins allowed a hit to the Indians' first batter then fired a no-hitter the rest of the way.   Jenkins survived seven walks to chalk up the win.  The Indians Tommy Thompson allowed just eight hits and one earned run in taking the loss.  Horace Latham and Isiah Quarterman each had two hits for the winners.

Jenkins (W) and Green
Thompson (L) and A Powell

(July 17) Behind a solid show of defensive support from his import team mates, big Mel Torgenrud pitched the Estevan Maple Leafs to a 9 - 3 verdict over the Wilcox Cardinals, knocking the Cards back into third place in the Southern League behind the Moose Jaw Purity Canucks. Torgenrud allowed eight hits, including a 1st inning home run by Walter Buttgereit, and fanned six Card batters in breezing to the win. Leafs slapped at the offerings of loser Don Metz and reliever Buttgereit for nine safeties. Shortstop Coney Williams paced the Estevan attack banging out three base blasts. Wilcox third sacker Norm Chadwick solved Torgenrud for a pair of hits.

D. Metz (L), Buttgereit (6) and Ekdahl
Torgenrud (W) and Landrum

(July 17) Tony Maze, the portly left handed hurler who held an outfield slot for this game, unloaded a grand slam home run in the 8th to sink the intra-city rival Regina Red Sox by a 9 - 3 count. Trailing 3 - 2 entering the 8th, the Caps loaded the bases and Maze belted the first pitch thrown by Crimson Hose loser Ernie Telles into deep right field. Lincoln Boyd also had a four bagger for the winners. Dennis Moffitt, the lanky bespectacled right hander, made his first appearance for the Caps in relief of Cliff "Lefty" Harrison and picked up the win. Martin Stauffer went 4 for 4 for the Sox in a losing cause. Claude Williams had three hits for the Caps.

Harrison, Moffitt (W) (7) and G. Kyle
Telles (L) and Kielman

(July 17) Minot Mallards exploded for six runs in the 7th inning to gain a 8 - 5 triumph over the Moose Jaw Purity Canucks in an exhibition encounter. Up until the disastrous 7th, it looked like the Canucks were a shoo-in as they were boasting a 4 - 0 margin and Lefty Lauer was in top form, limiting the American aggregation to a lone single in the first six innings. The wheels came off in the 7th, however, as Lauer walked three and gave up three hits while Minot took advantage of two Moose Jaw miscues to plate six tallies. Frank Pickens, in relief of Preacher Henry, got credit for the mound win. Barry Wolstencroft of the Canucks paced the swatting parade with a single, double and triple in four trips.

Henry, Pickens (4) and Strong
Lauer, Thorseth (8) and W. Smith

(July 18)  Swift Current Indians suffered their second defeat in two nights at West End Park as the Nashville Stars scored a 5-3 win.  Steve Wylie held the Stars scoreless for five innings but the visitors jumped on Mike Dzingelowski and Lefty Wall for three runs in the 6th.  

Russell and Black
Wylie, Dzingelowski (6), Wall (6) and A Powell

(July 18) The Regina Red Sox finally vacated the Southern League basement as they clubbed out a 10 - 5 victory over the youthful Lumsden Royals to pull a half game ahead of the Valley crew. Red Sox' Bob Pirack limited the Royals to six hits, struck out seven and walked seven in his complete game effort. Pirack also tripled twice for the winners. Shortstop Charlie Saxton delivered three hits for the Sox including a two bagger. Lumsden loser Pete McMurtry pitched the first five innings before giving way to Ralph McCleneghan. Don Smith had two hits for Lumsden, including a triple.

Pirack (W) and Kielman
McMurtry (L), McCleneghan (6) and Ross

(July 19)  Regina Caps upset Sceptre 5-3 to take $1,450 top prize money in the second annual Nipawin Curling Club's tournament.  Sceptre took an early lead on a two-run, first inning homer by Bert Olmstead.  Caps got a two-run homer from Gus Kyle in the second.  Caps added two in the fourth and another in the sixth.  

In the semi-finals, Regina whipped the California Mohawks 8-1 and Sceptre downed Carrot River 6-2.

In first round games, Don Barnett tossed a three-hit shutout as the Mohawks beat Delisle 6-0, Carrot River scored twice in the bottom of the ninth to edge the Ligon All-Stars 8-7, Neil Courtoreille allowed just five hits as Sceptre shutout Muskogee 8-0, and Regina beat Eston 8-4.

(July 19)  Lefty Bryant held Moose Jaw Canucks to five hits as Estevan scored a 7-1 victory at Moose Jaw.  Bryant also drove in the first two runs with a 2nd inning single.  Returning to the mound after an injury absence of almost three weeks, Mike Mellis suffered his initial setback in Southern circuit play as defensive lapses by the Purity Canucks led to six unearned Estevan tallies. Pacing the swatting parade for the Leafs were winning pitcher Bryant, Coney Williams, George Walton and Charlie Nichols, each with a pair of safeties. Ray Jones was the only Moose Jaw batter to solve the offerings of Bryant, also contributing two hits. Darkness forced an 8th inning early completion of this game.

Bryant (W) and Landrum
Mellis (L) and Smith

(July 19)   Swift Current Indians trounced the touring Hollywood Stars 10-4 in a tune-up for the Indian Head tournament.  Ted Strong and Lester Witherspoon blasted homers for the Indians.  The Sun (Swift Current's Weekly Newspaper) reported more injuries.  At Biggar, in pre-game warm-ups, Al Powell was struck on the nose by a ball.  Powell has been catching for the Indians as Joe Webb, the regular backstop, has a couple of chipped bones in the shoulder of his throwing arm.

(July 19)  Lumsden Royals whipped Notre Dame Hounds 11-4 in a Southern League tilt at Wilcox.  Bunny Smith paced the offense with three hits and four runs scored.  Jimmy Ross belted a three-run homer for the winners.  Buddy Rogers made his first start on the hill and turned in an eight-hitter.  Art Obey was the loser fanning 10 but issuing nine walks. Cece McCarron and Frank Germann each had a brace of base knocks for the Dogs.

Rogers (W) and Montgomery
Obey (L) and McCarthy

(July 19)   Regina Red Sox scored three runs in the 4th inning and they stood up for a 3-2 win over Weyburn.  Bill Clary pitched a three-hitter over six and one-third innings and had three hits to led the Red Sox at the plate.  Ralph Hogg was the loser in a complete game performance for the Beavers.

Hogg (L) and Covert
Clary (W), Telles (7) and Kielman

(July 21)  Indian Head Rockets downed the California Mohawks 5-2 to capture first prize in the Indian Head tournament.

"The men behind the assembling of the Indian Head Rockets ball team this spring saw the fulfillment of one of their dreams Friday night when their classy ball club walked off with the $1,500 first money in their own baseball classic -- the daddy of all diamond tourneys on the prairies.

The Rockets came through with three victories in Friday's play, capping it off by downing the young California college boys who play under the Mohawk banner 5-2 in the final.  A throng estimated as 10,000 jammed every nook and corner of the No. 1 diamond to watch the two top entries in the original 16-team field battle it out and bring the two-day festivities to a close." (Regina Leader-Post, July 22, 1950)

Veteran Pancho Gray held the Mohawks to just seven hits and the Rockets took advantage of three Mohawk errors.

Mohawks 1 Indian Head 5
Bauhofer, Abbott (7) and Beiden
Gray and Green

Rockets made the final by downing the Red Sox 9-3.  The Mohawks came back from a four-run deficit to shade Swift Current 7-6.  Fred Bartels and Ed Milano belted homers for the winners. Len Williams had a homer for the Indians.

Red Sox 3 Indian Head 9
Telles, Mearns and Mitton
Jenkins and Green

Swift Current 6 Mohawks 7
Thompson, Wylie (8) and Powell
Bolger, Barnett (9) and Bricker

The defeat to the Mohawks meant veteran hurler Steve Wylie lost an opportunity to win the final for the third straight year.  Wylie had pitched Brandon to the title in 1948 and tossed a four-hit shutout in the final in 1949 as Minot took top prize.

Kronau 0 Indian Head 10
Don Kyle, G Gottselig (4), L Gottselig (4) and Pete Kawuza
Williams and Green

Red Sox 2 Lake Valley 1
Pirack and Mitton
Thorseth and Peterson

Swift Current 12 Estevan 4
Wylie, Thompson (8) and Powell
Skagges, Torgenrud (8) and Landrum

Mohawks 11 Eston 3
Rubcic and Beiden
Toles, Mason (7), Jacobson (8) and Blakely

The Rockets delighted the home fans with a thrilling 5-3, 14 inning win over Carrot River in the opening round.  Rockets had taken a 3-1 lead, but the Loggers' Shorty McLean tied the game 3-3 with a two-out, two-run single in the eighth.  The game remained scoreless through four extra frames before reliever Jim Morrow singled in the go-ahead run in the top of the 14th.  Morrow had come on in relief in the 8th.

California Mohawks scored eleven runs in the first inning an cruised to a 16-2 win over Sceptre.  The game was called after five innings. Bud Bauhofer blasted a two-run homer in the big inning and Ed Milano clouted one in the fourth.

Best pitching performance of the day came from Mike (Schoolboy) Dzingelowski (Dayne) who tossed a two-hitter as Swift Current beat Holdfast 7-0.  Jackie McLeod, Ted Strong and Les Witherspoon all had triples for the Indians.

Lefty Erfle allowed just three hits as Lake Valley beat Kamsack 5-0.

Eston Ramblers upset Regina Caps, winners of the Nipawin tourney, 5-2. Wilcox, runners-up at Indian Head two of the three previous years, fell to Estevan 10-4.

Red Sox 5 Notre Dame 3
Saxton and Kielman
Dombowsky, Claggett (9) and McCarthy, Germann (8)

Kronau 19 Main Line 13
Don Kyle, Pete Kawuza and Paul Kawuza
Jack Williston, Chris Endel (2), Elmer Shaw (5) and Moss

Wilcox 4 Estevan 10
Buttgereit, Mon Metz (6) and Ekdahl
Morris and Landrum

Kamsack 0 Lake Valley 5
Pudney and Taylor
A Erfle and Peterson

Indian Head 5 Carrot River 3 (14)
Blackman, Morrow (8) and Quarterman, Green (12)
Swota, Bailey (7) and McLean

Holdfast 0 Swift Current 7
Reynoldson, P Prosofsky (7) and L Prosofsky, Hill (7)
Dzingelowski and Al Powell

Regina Caps 2 Eston 5
Harrison and Kyle
Jacobson and Blakely

Sceptre 2 California Mohawks 16
Price, Johnson (1), Shaw (2) and Serpa
Bolger and Beiden, Bricker (3)

(July 21) The Notre Dame Hounds came through with three hits and two runs in the 7th inning to edge the first place Regina Caps 2 - 1. Tall Lincoln Boyd, who normally patrols center field for the Caps, took to the mound for the short-handed Caps and had the Hounds eating out of his hand for the first six innings. Trailing 1 - 0, the Hounds tied the score on Cece McCarron's RBI double off Boyd, a play in which McCarron was thrown out at third base trying to stretch the blow into a triple. Murray Huck then walked, stole second base and scored the winner on winning pitcher Lionel L'Heureux's single. Claude Williams had three hits for the Caps.

Boyd (L) and G. Kyle
L'Heureux (W), Dombowsky (9) and McCarthy

(July 22) In spite of a neat six-hitter by the Purity Canucks' Lefty Lauer, the Regina Caps were able to eke out a 2 - 0 decision over the second place Moose Jaw squad. The Caps scored single markers in the 1st and 6th and rode the eight hit chucking performance of Dennis Moffitt to triumph over the runner-up Mill City aggregation. Two Caps, Lincoln Boyd and Claude Williams, and two Canucks, Barry Wolstencroft and Bill Emerson, shared the batting spotlight with a pair of safeties each.

Lauer (L) and Mowbray, Smith (8)
Moffitt (W) and G. Kyle

(July 22) The Wilcox Cardinals suffered a 16 - 5 shellacking at the hands of the Notre Dame Hounds as the Dogs pounded three Wilcox pitchers for 15 hits including Walt Becker's grand slam home run. Bus Claggett went all the way for the Hounds in picking up the win. After five innings, Notre Dame held a mammoth 12 - 0 lead as they unmercifully pounded the slants of loser Lorne Lawrence and relievers Ernie Downton and George Drew. Ralph Beattie and Normie Brown paced the Collegians' attack with four base blows each.

Lawrence (L), E. Downton (2), Drew (5) and Weisshaar
Claggett (W) and McCarthy

(July 22) Scoring all their runs in the first three innings, the Regina Red Sox came up with a 6 - 4 decision over the Lumsden Royals. It was the third straight victory for the Reginans. The Royals outhit the Red Sox but the Crimson Hose were more efficient in bunching their hits. Red Sox pitcher Ernie Telles gave up 10 hits, including two each to Doug Hingley, Gerry Montgomery, Lou Lysack and Don Smith, in earning the win. The Royals' tandem of loser Ted Abel and reliever Ron Larter held the Sox to eight hits, with Charlie Smith and Marlin Stauffer picking up a brace each.

Telles (W) and Mitton
Abel (L), Larter (4) and Montgomery

(July 22)   Fred Bartels tossed a four-hit shutout as California Mohawks downed Swift Current Indians 4-0.  Bartels fanned seven.  Mohawks took advantage of four errors and five walks.  Vic Wall was the loser.

Bartels and xxx
Wall and xxx

(July 23) The Estevan Maple Leafs dumped the Wilcox Cardinals 7 - 3, scoring five of their seven runs in the first three innings and then coasting to victory. Veteran Lefty Bryant hurled five hit ball for the Leafs to compile his 3rd straight complete game victory while Coney Williams collected four safeties in five trips to lead the offense. Aubrey Downton, making his first start since spraining his ankle weeks ago, went all the way for the Cards and surrendered 12 hits in taking the loss.

Bryant (W) and Swanson, Landrum (5)
A. Downton (L) and Ekdahl

(July 23) Staging two, four run rallies, the Indian Head Rockets walked to an 8 - 4 triumph over the Regina Red Sox in an exhibition tilt. Right-hander Joe Searcie, recently signed by the Sox following his release from the Regina Caps, pitched the entire game for the Redlegs. Dan Jenkins, in relief of Walter Calhoun, put out a 9th inning Red Sox' fire by fanning three in succession.

Calhoun, Jenkins (9) and Greene
Searcie and Mitton, C. Smith (3)

(July 23)  Swift Current whipped Eston Ramblers 7-1 in an exhibition tilt at West End Park.  Mike Dzingelowski held the Ramblers to seven hits to gain the win.  Indians had eight hits off Mason and Jake Jacobson of Eston.

(July 24) Behind the five hit chucking of Harold Allan, the Regina Caps laid a lop-sided 16 - 1 pasting on the Notre Dame Hounds. Allan also paced his team in the batting department with a trio of base raps. Loser Art Obey endured a painful complete game shellacking as Lincoln Boyd, Bill Kyle, Claude Williams, Tony Maze and Art Stone all banged out a pair of safeties.

Obey (L) and McCarthy
Allan (W) and G. Kyle

(July 25)   Swift Current Indians shaded Regina Caps 4-3 scoring twice in the 9th inning on four walks and a hit batter.  Lefty Harrison sailed until the final frame when he lost his control.  Tommy Thompson was the winner.

Harrison (L) and xxx
Thompson (W) and xxx

(July 25) The Moose Jaw Purity Canucks turned in a lack-lustre display when the cellar dwelling Lumsden Royals walked away with a 7 - 6 upset win. After seven innings, the Canucks boasted a 6 - 1 lead and appeared headed for victory. In the 8th, however, the Royals took a liking to the offerings of southpaw Ray Nutzhorn to explode for six tallies, enough to sway the tide of victory. Moose Jaw threatened in the bottom of the 8th but complete game winner, Buddy Rogers, struck out shortstop Rube Erfle with the bases loaded to end the frame. The loss marked the fifth straight setback suffered by the Canucks in circuit play. Moose Jaw's Barry Wolstencroft and Lumsden's Doug Hingley each had a brace of hits for their respective teams.

Rogers (W) and Montgomery
Nutzhorn (L), Thorseth (7) and Smith

(July 25) The Wilcox Cardinals broke up a tight Southern League game scoring five runs in the 6th and went on to a 7 - 3 win over their same town rivals, the Notre Dame Hounds. Walter "Butch" Buttgereit meted out seven hits while fanning seven for the win. Lefty Hugo Dombowsky was the primary victim of the Wilcox 6th inning uprising and tasted the mound defeat. Clint Squires, Buttgereit, Elmer Ekdahl and Irv Wiebe all had two hits for the Cards as did the Hounds' Dombowsky.

Dombowsky (L), L'Heureux (6) and McCarthy
Buttgereit (W) and Ekdahl

(July 25) Usually a great control artist on the hill, the Caps' Cliff "Lefty" Harrison couldn't find the plate in the 9th inning and, with victory almost within his grasp, walked in two runs to present the Swift Current Indians with a 4 - 3 exhibition win over the Regina Caps. Lanky Tommy Thompson went the route for the Speedy Creekers in posting the five hit win. Ken Nelson had two hits, including a home run, for the Tribe.

Harrison and G. Kyle
Thompson and W. Powell

(July 26) Southpaw Tony Maze threw a five-hitter, striking out seven, as the Regina Caps blanked the visiting Weyburn Beavers 5 - 0. Opposing hurler Gayle Shupe unfurled a seven-hitter and whiffed eight in absorbing the loss. Center fielder Lincoln Boyd sparked the Caps' attack with a double, single and two RBI's. A scoreless deadlock heading into the bottom of the 5th, the game's momentum shifted as the Caps picked up three markers and added another pair in the 8th. Catcher Charlie Thompson led the Beavers at the plate with a pair of hits.

G. Shupe (L) and Thompson
Maze (W) and G. Kyle

(July 27)  A six-run 4th inning carried Lumsden Royals to a 7-6 win over Notre Dame Hounds in an eight inning affair shortened by darkness. The Hounds carried a 6 - 1 lead going into the bottom of the 4th but that evaporated when the wheels came off for loser Lionel L'Heureux and reliever Art Obey. Ron Larter picked up the mound win in relief. Ralph Beattie of the Hounds was the game's top offensive star going 3 for 4.

L'Heureux (L), Obey (4) and McCarthy
McMurtry, Larter (W) (4) and Montgomery

(July 27)  Swift Current Indians pounded out seventeen hits to down Sceptre 9-4 in the final of the Moose Jaw Tournament of Champions.  Swift Current won top prize of $1,500.  

Ken Nelson had a double and three singles for the winners while Jack McLeod added fours hits and Ted Strong had three.  In an earlier win against Moose Jaw, Strong drove in five runs with a triple, double and a single.  Vic Wall, an 18-year-old lefty, went the distance for the Indians allowing nine hits.  Dave Shaw led Sceptre with a triple and three singles.

Johnson, Price (3), Shaw (7) and Serpa
Wall and Powell

Estevan took third place money with an 11-8 win over Moose Jaw.  Wilbur Greene picked up the win in relief.  Junior Walton had a homer for Estevan.

Torgeson, Lauer (7) and Martin
Conley, Greene (2) and Landrum

Indians reached the final with a 10-7 win over Moose Jaw as Mike Dzingelowski (Dayne) gave up twelve hits but went the distance.

Dzingelowski and Powell
Lauer, Thorseth (4), Erfle (4) and Mowbray, Martin (7)

Bert Olmstead survived a shaky first inning to go the route as Sceptre outlasted Estevan 9-7.  Catcher Lindy Serpa paced the winners with a pair of homers.

Morris, Williams (6) and Landrum
Olmstead and Serpa

In early action, Mel Torgenrud of Estevan turned in the pitching gem of the tournament with a four-hitter to upset Minot, the defending champions. The Leafs got homers from Chappie Gray, Marvin Terrell and Wilbur Greene. Bert Olmstead belted a three-run homer and Hal Price fanned 13 as Sceptre beat Regina 6-3.  Swift Current scored the upset of the day ousting Indian Head 8-4 in 11 innings. A three-run homer by Les Williams was the big blow.  Jackie McLeod also homered for the Indians. 

Regina Caps 3 Sceptre 6
Moffitt and G Kyle
Price and Serpa

Estevan 9 Minot 2
Torgenrud and Swanson
Pickens and Kempf

Swift Current 8 Indian Head 4 (11)
Wylie and Powell
Jenkins, Gray (7) and Green

Carrot River 2 Moose Jaw 3
Bailey and McLean
Mellis and Mowbray

(July 28)  Four games were played on the opening day of the Swift Current tournament.  Indian Head took a 6-2 decision from Estevan on Dan Jenkins' four-hitter.  The game was called after six innings because of rain.

Bryant (L) and Swanson
Jenkins (W) and Green

Les Witherspoon had four hits including two triples to lead Swift Current to a 5-2 win over Shaunavon.  Tommy Thompson allowed twelve hits but went all the way for the win.

Olheiser (L), Palmer (6) and Jensen
Thompson (W) and Powell.

Bailey of Sceptre allowed just four hits and scored the winning run in the tenth inning as Sceptre edged Eston 1-0.  Cliff Jacobson allowed just seven hits in a route-going performance for the Ramblers.

Bailey (W) and Serpa
Jacobson (L) and Blakely

Carrot River scored two in the top of the ninth to beat Nashville 3-1. Andy Swota went all the way for the win topping Kelly Searcy on the hill.

Swota (W) and McLean
Searcy (L) and Logan

(July 28) Striking out 11 and limiting the opposition to seven hits, Frank Germann led the Notre Dame Hounds to a 7 - 4 win over the Lumsden Royals. Other than serving up home run pitches to brothers Bunny and Don Smith, Germann was well in control throughout this contest. Normie Brown was the only Hound to collect two hits off loser Ralph McCleneghan and reliever Buddy Rogers.

McCleneghan (L), Rogers (5) and Montgomery
Germann (W) and McCarthy

(July 28) Long ball hitting was the keynote in this Southern League tussle and elongated Lincoln Boyd was the sensation of the show as he paced the league leading Regina Caps in dropping their city rival Regina Red Sox in a lopsided 13 - 4 triumph. In this battle of Regina, Boyd jumped on the offerings of Red Sox starter and loser Bob Pirack with a pair of triples which helped ignite an 8 - 0 first inning lead. He later added a home run, a single and yet another triple to complete his night's work with a brilliant 5 for 5. Bill Kyle and Tony Righetti had three hits each for the Caps in a supporting role. Harold Allan went the route for the Caps and unfurled a seven hit job. Shortstop Charlie Saxton was the primary bright spot for the Redlegs in banging out three hits. Bill Clary had a four bagger for the Sox.

Pirack (L), Telles (1) and Mitton
Allan (W) and G. Kyle

(July 28) The Wilcox Cardinals ran roughshod over the Weyburn Beavers by an 8 - 2 count. The Cards took an early lead by plating four in the top of the 1st and coasted to victory behind winning chucker Aub Downton. Walter Buttgereit led the 13 hit attack against Ralph Hogg collecting three hits in five at bats. Jim Burge was the top stickman for the Beavers with 3 hits in 4 trips.

A. Downton (W) and Weisshaar
Hogg (L) and Covert

(July 28)   The Lethbridge Herald ran a story on the Wilcox Cardinals.  Nick Metz and the Cards decided not to contest the playoffs as the players will be too busy with harvesting operations.

(July 29) Held to only three hits by Lumsden's Ron Larter, the Regina Red Sox took advantage of a 6th inning triple by Bill Georgette to score two runs and walk off with a close 2 - 1 Southern League victory over the Royals. Charlie Saxton with a six-hitter was the winner for the Sox. Lumsden's Don Smith was the only player to get two hits in this game.

Larter (L) and Montgomery
Saxton (W) and Mitton

(July 30)  Rain played havoc with the tournament schedule and forced officials to reschedule the final for mid-August.

(July 30) Behind the sparkling two hit pitching of Hugo Dombowsky, the Notre Dame Hounds strengthened their hold on sixth place in the Southern League with a 3 - 1 win over the Regina Red Sox. Ex-Regina Cap Joe Searcie worked on the hill for the Red Sox, allowing nine hits and striking out 12. Normie Brown rapped out three safeties for the winners while Hank Dornstauder had a pair plus a steal of home. Gord Mitton had both Red Sox' hits off Dombowsky.

Searcie (L) and Mitton
Dombowsky (W) and McCarthy

Mike Dzingelowski (Dayne) worked out of a one-out, bases-loaded jam in the ninth as Swift Current held on for a 2-1 victory over Carrot River and third-prize money in the tournament.  Dzingelowski came in for starter Vic Wall after the young lefty had loaded the bases after getting the first man in the ninth. A walk sent in a run but a failed squeeze play and a long fly ball ended the contest. Wall registered the win, Bigelow was the tough-luck loser.

Bigelow and McLean
Wall, Dzingelowski (9) and Kyle

Jim Morrow pitched a six-hit shutout to lead Indian Head into the finals. The Rockets beat Carrot River Loggers 5-0.

Tisdale, Swota (2) and McLean
Morrow and Green

Sceptre topped Swift Current 6-4 in the other semi-final,  Pete Polus chalked up the win allowing eight hits.  Steve Wylie gave up nine in taking the loss.  Indians took an early lead on Paul Emerson's two-run homer, but Sceptre rebounded with four runs in the second inning on three hits a walk and an error.  Les Witherspoon led the Indians' at the tourney with six hits in 12 trips.

Wylie and Kyle
Polus and Serpa, Shields (3)

More than 3-thousand fans took in the action in spite of nearly continuous rain. 

(July 31)   Barry Wolstencroft hit for the cycle -- a homer, triple, double and single -- to drive in three runs as Moose Jaw Canucks demolished Lumsden 12-1.  Ray Jones knocked in four runs with a triple, double and two singles.  Cy Thorseth limited the Royals to four hits in gaining the mound decision which was his first of the campaign. In his complete game, he struck out five and walked four.

Thorseth (W) and Martin
Rogers (L), Larter (3) and Montgomery

(July 31)   Lincoln Boyd continued his hitting tear with four straight hits as Regina Caps dumped Notre Dame 8-2.  The outburst extended Boyd's consecutive hit streak to 11 and boosted his average to .553.   Among his 21 hits were three doubles, five triples and three homers.  Caps newest addition, Truman Clevenger, checked the Hounds on five hits in his first start in the Southern league.  He fanned ten and walked seven. Frank Germann had a pair of singles for the losing Hounds.

L'Heureux (L), Claggett (7), Germann (8), Claggett (9) and McCarthy
Clevenger (W) and G Kyle

(July 31)    At the Regina Fair Baseball Tournament, Indian Head Rockets trounced Swift Current 10-2.

xxx and xxx
Dzingelowski (L) and xxx

(August 1) The most lopsided score of the Southern League season was recorded by the Estevan Maple Leafs as they completely destroyed the Moose Jaw Purity Canucks, running roughshod over them by a 21 - 0 count. Three Moose Jaw hurlers, including loser Lefty Lauer, tried to stem the tide but it was to no avail. Meanwhile, Mel Torgenrud tossed a four hit shutout for the Leafs. Chappie Gray banged out two home runs to lead the Estevan assault while Marvin Terrell and Tex Conley also hit round trippers. The Moose Jaw nine aided Estevan's cause by committing eight errors afield.

Lauer (L), Thorseth (4), Emerson (5) and Martin
Torgenrud (W) and Swanson

(August 1)   Swift Current Indians, beaten by Indian Head the previous day at the Regina Tournament, dumped the Rockets 6-4 behind the eight-hit pitching of Tommy Thompson.  Indians knocked nine hits off Williams and Walter CalhounKen Nelson topped the winners' offense with three hits.  Jackie McLeod had a pair.  It was the final game for Thompson who has left for his home in the United States.

Williams (L), Calhoun and xxx
Thompson (W) and xxx

(August 2)  Gilbert Plains took first prize money in the $1,200 Knights of Pythias tournament in Yorkton.  The Manitoba club scored a 5-1 win in the final, called in the 8th inning because of darkness.  A crowd of 25-hundred watched 24 games played on the five-diamond field at Jubilee Park.

Gilbert Plains advanced to the final with a default win over Viscount, a 3-0 victory over Carrot River and an 8-0 triumph over Stalwart in the semi-final.  Yorkton scored 4-3 wins over Fairlight, Portage La Prairie and Leslisle.  Other entries in the tournament were Donwell, Canora, Grayson, Stalwart, Rhein, Regina and Bangor.  Balcarres and Qu'Appelle defaulted.

(August 3)  Indian Head Rockets whipped North Battleford 17-6 to win top money of $1,200 in the $3,500 Rosetown tournament.  It was the Rockets second major tournament victory.  More than 8-thousand fans watched the final.

Tom Alston powered the Rockets' attack with four hits.  Louis Green had three. Jim Morrow went all the way for the win.  

In the semi-finals, Dan Jenkins held Delisle to three hits and fanned 11 as the Rockets trounced the Gems 9-1.  Indian Head had 12 hits off Bennie Griggs and Goose Gostlin.  

Les Dean bested Dave Shaw in a mound duel as the Beavers edged Sceptre 3-1 in the other semi-final.  Sceptre took home third-place money by blasting Delisle 12-0 in the consolation final. 

(Aug 2)  Isiah Quarterman tripled home George Lipscomb in the bottom of the tenth to give Indian Head a 2-1 victory over Swift Current in opening day action at Rosetown.  Jim Morrow, who relieved starter Jesse Blackman in the top of the tenth, was the winner.  Steve Wylie took the loss for the Indians.

Wylie (L) and xxx
Blackman, Morrow (W) (10) and xxx

Sceptre beat Saskatoon Legion 4-1 and North Battleford topped Eston 13-6.  An estimated 5-thousand fans watched the opening games.

(Aug 3) Estevan scored four in the first inning and went on to whip Wilcox 10-1 and advance to the semi-finals of the Regina Exhibition tournament.  

Buttgereit, A Downton (7) and Mitton
J Williams and Swanson

(August 4)   Notre Dame Hounds and Swift Current bought to a 4-4 tie in a Saturday match at Mitchell Field.  Mike Dzingelowski for the Indians and Lionel L'Heureux, for the Hounds, fired five-hitters.

L'Heureux and xxx
Dzingelowski and xxx

(August 5)  At Clearwater Lake, Swift Current Indians dropped a 9-6 decision to Eston Ramblers.

(Aug 5)   Estevan Maple Leafs got a six-hitter from Edward Skagges to shade Muskogee Cardinals 4-3.  Trailing 3-2 in the 7th inning, Leafs pulled ahead on doubles by Marvin Terrell and Coney Williams and a Cardinals' error.  Ulysses Patrick allowed just five hits in a losing cause.

(Aug 6)  Estevan swept a weekend exhibition twin-bill from Muskogee scoring a 4-3 win at Carlyle Lake. Pinch-hitter Al Bryant drove in Lee Landrum with the winning run in the 8th frame with a sacrifice fly.  Landrum had driven in Coney Williams and Chappie Gray to tie the contest.  Tex Conley of the Leafs and Ollie Staton for Muskogee each gave up seven hits. 

(August 6) The Notre Dame Hounds jumped into a 4 - 0 lead and then held on to gain a 4 - 4 stalemate with the Swift Current Indians in an exhibition game. The seven inning affair was highlighted by the sparkling pitching of Notre Dame's Lionel L'Heureux and Mike Dzingelowski of the Indians. Both hurlers were tagged for five hits. Cece McCarron, the third sacker for the Hounds, was the top batter as he whacked out two hits in two at bats.

L'Heureux and McCarthy
Dzingelowski and A. Powell

(Aug 8)  A three-run outburst in the bottom of the 8th inning sparked Indian Head Rockets to a 6-3 win over Minot Mallards in an exhibition march at Indian Head.  Tom Alston's double was the big blow of the uprising.  Each pitcher, Horace Latham for the Rockets and Andy Anderson for the Mallards, gave up eight hits.  

Anderson and Strong
Latham and Green

(August 8 ) Joe Searcie and his Regina Red Sox teammates threw a monkey wrench into the playoff aspirations of the Notre Dame Hounds when they carted off an 8 - 5 decision in an eight inning, darkness shortened battle. Searcie allowed the Collegians to hit safely 11 times but still whipped the third strike past 14 Hound hitters in a classy show. The Red Sox slapped out 11 hits off the deliveries of right hander Bus Claggett. Ted Connor sparked the Redlegs with a 1st inning two-run homer and then a 7th inning triple. Bob McWhirter, Al Clow and Lorne Davis also had a brace of hits for the Red Sox. First sacker Walt Becker of the Hounds provided Searcie with the most trouble as he batted 3 for 3 and drew a base on balls in his other plate appearance.

Claggett (L) and McCarthy
Searcie (W) and Mitton

(Aug 7)   Regina Caps used a pair of three-run innings to down Estevan Maple Leafs 6-4.  Caps knocked Leafs' starter Ed (Lefty) Skaggs from the game in the 3rd inning.  With two out, six men in a row got on base before Santa Fe Morris put down the uprising.  Claude Williams knocked in Bill Kyle, who had walked, with the first run.  Tony Righetti drove in two more with a bases-loaded single.  In the 4th, Dennis Moffitt and Lincoln Boyd were safe on errors before Gus and Bill Kyle singled for runs and Art Stone hit a sac fly for another.  Moffitt went the distance for the win, allowing seven hits.  Wilbur Greene had two doubles and a single for the Leafs.  Marvin Terrell had two safeties. 

Skaggs, Morris (L) (3) and Landrum
Moffitt (W) and G Kyle

(August 7)   Wilcox playing-manager Nick Metz bashed four hits, knocked in three and scored three times to pace the Cardinals to a 9-7 triumph over Regina Red Sox in a game called after six innings because of darkness. Veteran Norm Chadwick with relief help from Don Metz got credit for the pitching win. The only Red Sox player to garner two hits was junior call-up Lorne Davis. Pancho Gray, on loan from the Indian Head Rockets, gave up 10 hits in the complete game loss.

Norm Chadwick (W), Don Metz (4) and Weisshaar
Pancho Gray (L) and McGowan

(August 7)   Mike Mellis, the Moose Jaw playing-manager, fired a three-hit shutout as the Canucks downed Notre Dame Hounds 6-0.  He fanned six without any walks.  First baseman Bill Emerson knocked in four runs with a triple and single. Stubby Martin and Curly Boyce also picked up a brace of hits for the winners.

Germann (L) and McCarthy
Mellis (W) and Martin

(Aug 8)  Allen Lefty Bryant tossed a four-hitter and fanned eleven to lead Estevan to a 7-0, semi-final win over Weyburn at the Regina Exhibition tournament.   Bryant also knocked in three runs with a double and a single.

Bryant and Landrum
Hogg and Morrison

(Aug 9)   Moose Jaw's Lefty Lauer Wednesday picked up where he left off last season with the Weyburn Beavers pitching and batting the Canucks to a 5-3 win.  The last time Lauer faced the Beavers he fanned 18.  Wednesday night Lauer limited the Beavers to five hits and struck out 13.  At the plate, Lauer belted a pair of doubles and drove in two. Ray Nutzhorn and Ray Jones also picked up two hits for the winners. Pat Roache was the only Beaver to solve the offerings of Lauer, going a perfect 3 for 3 including a double.

Lauer (W) and Martin
Shupe (L) and Sathers

(Aug 9)  Minot Mallards won the $1,000 top prize in the Estevan tournament trouncing the home club 14-5 in the final.  5-thousand fans turned out for the town's first major tournament, sponsored by the Canadian Legion.  The Mallards had twenty hits off three Estevan hurlers.  

Danielson, Cathey (6) and Strong
Torgenrud, Greene (6), Skaggs (7) and Landrum

Indian Head beat Wilcox 4-1 in the consolation final.  

A Williams and Quarterman
Buttgereit and Mitton

Minot reached the final with a 5-0 win over Indian Head.  Harvey Lapides and Fred Shepard belted homers as the Mallards scored all their runs in the fourth inning.  

Richens and Kempf
Blackman, Morrow (4) and Green

Junior Williams allowed just four hits in Estevan's 8-1 win over Wilcox.

Williams and Landrum
A. Downton, Lefty Erfle, Buttgereit and Gordon, Mitton

(August 9) The Notre Dame Hounds and Regina Caps split a double bill and, in the process, Notre Dame moved ahead of the Weyburn Beavers into fifth place in the Southern League. The Hounds won the opener 2 - 0 but the Caps squeezed out a 3 - 2 decision in the finale. In the afternoon affair, Notre Dame's Hugo Dombowsky limited the Caps to three singles in handing Harold Allan his first Southern League defeat. Hounds scored both their runs in the 7th on a pair of hits and two Regina errors. Walt Becker and Murray Huck led the Notre Dame swatting parade with two safeties apiece. In the nightcap, Lefty Harrison of the Caps and Lionel L'Heureux of the Hounds hooked up in a tight pitching duel. Tony Maze paced the Caps at the dish in this victory, getting three hits in four times up.

(Game 1)
Allan (L) and G. Kyle
Dombowsky (W) and Germann

(Game 2)
Harrison (W) and G. Kyle
L'Heureux (L) and McCarthy

(August 10) The Moose Jaw Purity Canucks were in a slugging mood as they pounded out 14 hits to wallop the Notre Dame Hounds 11 - 2 in a Southern League game called after seven innings when darkness crept in. Catcher Stubby Martin paced the Mill City crew with a perfect 4 for 4 performance plus three RBI's. Ray Jones contributed three singles in four trips while Curly Boyce and winning pitcher Lefty Erfle each collected a double and single. Art Obey was tagged with the loss.

Obey (L), Germann (4) and McCarthy
A. Erfle (W) and Martin

(Aug 10)   With two runs in the top of the tenth inning, Minot Mallards downed Estevan 4-2 to win the Gainsborough $1,450 baseball tournament.  Minot reached the final with a 9-8 victory over Muskogee Cardinals while the Leafs beat Indian Head 9-5.  Muskogee claimed third prize money with a 3-2 win over the Rockets.

Jimmy Lovelace(Aug 10)   Brothers Bill and Gus Kyle led Regina Caps to a 7-5 win over Lumsden.  Bill tossed a six-hitter for the pitching win and helped out at the plate with three hits.  Gus had two hits including a two-run single in the 3rd.  Ed Heidt also chipped in with two hits for the winners as did Don Smith for the Royals. Caps beat Lloyd Woolley, back from a tour of pro ball, who pitched in spite of a painful bone chip in his ankle. With the score tied in the 7th, Tony Righetti of the Caps scored the go-ahead, and what proved to be the winning, run on Jim Lovelace's (right) perfectly executed squeeze bunt.

Woolley (L) and Montgomery
B Kyle (W) and G Kyle

(August 11) Behind the one hit pitching of lefty Allan Bryant, the Estevan Maple Leafs scored a 5 - 0 victory over the Weyburn Beavers in a Southern League tussle that was marred by a 5th inning walkout by the Beavers who were upset with an umpiring decision. In posting his fourth straight victory, Bryant surrendered only a triple to Blaine Shupe in this abbreviated affair. Ralph Hogg did the mound work for the Beavers, allowing six hits in four innings. Estevan's leadoff hitter, Charlie Nichols, hit Hogg's third pitch in the 1st inning for a home run. Chappie Gray went 2 for 3 for the Leafs.

Hogg (L) and Sathers
Bryant (W) and Landrum

(August 11) The Moose Jaw Purity Canucks scored a relatively easy 8 - 1 triumph over the Regina Red Sox in Southern League play. Bill Emerson's top of the opening inning two run circuit blast sent the Canucks in front, a lead they never relinquished. Side-armer Cy Thorseth, with eight strikeouts through the six innings of plat that the game lasted, cruised to victory. Joe Searcie also whiffed eight in giving up eight hits but received poor defensive support. Al "Lefty Erfle of the Purity Canucks and the Red Sox Bob McWhirter were the only batsmen with two hits in this shortened affair.

Thorseth (W) and Mowbray
Searcie (L) and Quarterman

(August 12) The Wilcox Cardinals picked up two 7th inning tallies to break a 3 - 3 deadlock and post a 5 - 3 win over Joe Searcie and the Regina Red Sox. Searcie was pitching his second complete game in as many nights for the Crimson Hose. Carl Weisshaar's 7th inning triple drove in the lead run which was followed by Ernie Downton's single that plated Weisshaar with the insurance tally. Don Metz hurled the complete game victory for Wilcox.

Searcie (L) and Mitton
D. Metz (W) and Ekdahl

(Aug 12)  A five-run 4th inning carried Moose Jaw to a 7-4 win over Lumsden.  Bill Emerson and Stubby Martin each had a triple and two singles to pace the Canucks.  Mike Mellis pitched a six-hitter for his 7th win in eight decisions, striking out nine in the process. Gord Hammond of the Royals was able to solve Mellis for two singles.

Larter (L), Woolley (5) and Montgomery
Mellis (W) and Martin

(August 13) The curtain rang down of the Southern League regular season schedule when big Joe Searcie, the Negro right-hander on Regina's lowly Red Sox, continued his iron man stint on the hill, tossing his third consecutive game as the Reginans went down to defeat 7 - 5 at the hands of the Notre Dame Hounds. A four run rally in the 4th carried the Hounds to victory. Bus Claggett, Cece McCarron, Ralph Beattie and Walt Becker each raked Searcie for two hits. Hugo Dombowsky picked up the win in his five innings of work.

Searcie (L) and Mitton
Dombowsky (W), L'Heureux (6) and McCarthy

(Aug 13)  Bill Emerson and Stubby Martin again carried the Canucks as Moose Jaw whipped the Regina Caps 12-2.  Emerson went 4 for 4 while Martin had three hits. Mike Mellis had a double and single in three trips.  Lefty Lauer tossed a four-hitter for the win, as the Canucks rolled to their sixth straight victory. A seven run rally in the 5th sank the Caps and drove loser Gerry Welsh temporarily from the hill as manager Alex Uffleman used two relievers, including himself, in an attempt to douse the fire. Welsh played two defensive positions for the Caps before returning to finish the mound chores in the 6th.

Welsh (L) , Stone (5), Uffleman (5), Welsh (6) and G. Kyle
Lauer (W) and Martin

(August 13)  Ligon All-Stars scored an 8-4 win over Doc Hughes' Southern All-Stars in an exhibition contest at North Regina Park Sunday afternoon. More than 2,000 fans were on hand.

(Aug 13)  A thrilling finish before 34-hundred fans gave Regina the $1,300 first prize in the Regina Exhibition tournament.  Caps got a gift run in the bottom of the ninth to beat Estevan 4-3 in the long-delayed tourney final.  Bill Kyle, who had singled and been sacrificed to second, scored on a throwing error.  Dennis Moffitt, the complete game winner in an earlier game against Indian Head, came on in the sixth inning of the final and gave up just one hit the rest of the way to pick up his second win of the day.

Bryant and Landrum
Harrison, Moffitt and G Kyle

Caps beat the Rockets 6-3 in the semi-final.

Moffitt and G Kyle
Gray, Jenkins (3) and Quarterman

(Aug 16)   Indian Head overcame a 6-3 deficit in the bottom of the ninth to tie Sceptre 6-6 in the final of the $5,200 Swift Current tournament.  The game was called at the end of nine innings by darkness.  Each team received $1,500.   Second baseman Smoky Lutcher knocked in two runs with a single then scored on a safety by Jim Shields as Sceptre took a 6-3 lead in the top of the ninth.  But, in the bottom of the inning, Lutcher's wild throw to first, with two out,  allowed the Rockets to plate a pair of runs to tie. 

Polus and Grant
A Williams, Blackman (4) and Green

(July 30)  Rain played havoc with the tournament schedule and forced officials to reschedule the final for mid-August.

Mike Dzingelowski (Dayne) worked out of a one-out, bases-loaded jam in the ninth as Swift Current held on for a 2-1 victory over Carrot River and third-prize money in the tournament.  Dzingelowski came in for starter Vic Wall after the young lefty had loaded the bases after getting the first man in the ninth. A walk sent in a run but a failed squeeze play and a long fly ball ended the contest.

Bigelow and McLean
Wall, Dzingelowski (9) and Kyle

Jim Morrow pitched a six-hit shutout to lead Indian Head into the finals. The Rockets beat Carrot River 5-0.

Tisdale, Swota (2) and McLean
Morrow and Green

Sceptre topped Swift Current 6-4 in the other semi-final.

Wylie and Kyle
Polus and Serpa, Shields (3)

More than 3-thousand fans took in the action in spite of nearly continuous rain. 

(July 28)  Four games were played on the opening day of the Swift Current tournament.  Indian Head took a 6-2 decision from Estevan on Dan Jenkins' four-hitter.

Bryant and Swanson
Jenkins and Green

Les Witherspoon had four hits including two triples to lead Swift Current to a 5-2 win over Shaunavon.  Tommy Thompson allowed twelve hits but went all the way for the win.

Olheiser, Palmer (6) and Jensen
Thompson and Powell.

Bailey of Sceptre allowed just four hits and scored the winning run in the tenth inning as Sceptre edged Eston 1-0.  Cliff Jacobson allowed just seven hits in a route-going performance for the Ramblers.

Bailey and Serpa
Jacobson and Blakely

Carrot River scored two in the top of the ninth to beat Nashville 3-1. Andy Swota went all the way for the win.

Swota and McLean
Searcy and Logan


Playoffs : 

[In a strange twist of fate, both of the top two teams in the league standings withdrew from the 1950 playoff rounds. The first place Regina Caps, who in that era played their games in Taylor Field, were forced out of their venue as the Roughriders eliminated the baseball bleachers prior to the start of the football season. Rather than play their home playoff games in another location with the additional travel involved, management chose not to play at all. In addition, there were hints in the local paper that financial problems also played a large role in shutting down the club.  Owner Cliff Ehrle was thought to be several thousand dollars in the red and was happy to disband the club to cut his losses. Most of the members of the second place Wilcox Cardinals were fulltime farmers and just couldn't spare the time away from annual harvest operations. So, the playoff rounds pitted the third place Moose Jaw Purity Canucks against the sixth place Weyburn Beavers in one round while the fourth place Estevan Maple Leafs battled the fifth place Notre Dame Hounds in the other semi-final.] 

Moose Jaw and Weyburn (best 3 out of 5) semi - final :

(Sunday, August 20)   Lefty Lauer pitched a complete game victory as Moose Jaw Purity Canucks downed Weyburn Beavers 10-8 in the opening game of their semi-final series.  Gayle Shupe, in relief of starter Ralph Hogg, was tagged with the loss. Stubby Martin, Bill Emerson, Barry Wolstencroft and Lefty Erfle all had two hits for the winners. Left fielder Jim Burge had three hits for Weyburn while right fielder Bill Garner chipped in with two singles.

Hogg, G. Shupe (L) (5) and Covert
Lauer (W) and Martin

(Tuesday, August 22)   Moose Jaw took a 2-0 game lead in their best of five semi-final with a 7-4 win over Weyburn.  Albert "Lefty" Erfle went the distance for Moose Jaw giving up five hits including home runs to Les Wilder and Blaine Shupe. The Purity Canucks garnered eight hits off Gayle Shupe including a home run by Lefty Lauer and a double by Ray Jones.  The game was called after seven innings because of darkness.

L. Erfle (W) and Martin
G. Shupe (L) and Covert

(Friday, August 25)    Weyburn staved off elimination as chucker Ralph Hogg tossed a four hit masterpiece and bashed a two-run homer as the Beavers downed the Purity Canucks 3-1. The only run scored off Hogg was unearned.  Lefty Lauer of the Purity Canucks gave up seven hits, struck out 11 and issued 1 walk in taking the loss. Weyburn scored all the runs they needed in the top of the first inning on Hogg's homer.

Hogg (W) and Covert
Lauer (L) and Martin

(Monday, August 28)   Moose Jaw captured its semi-final series shading Weyburn 3-2 to take the series in four games.  Pitchers Albert "Lefty" Erfle of the Purity Canucks and the Beavers' Gayle Shupe matched five-hitters in going the distance. Errors were the difference in this game as all of the Moose Jaw runs were unearned. Leading hitters were Barry Wolstencroft and Curly Boyce of Moose Jaw and Charlie Thompson of Weyburn, each with two hits.

Shupe (L) and Thompson
L. Erfle (W) and Martin

Estevan and Notre Dame (best 3 out of 5) semi - final

(Thursday, August 17)   Hugo Dombowsky of the Hounds scattered six hits and struck out five to pitch Notre Dame Hounds to an 8-3 victory in the first game of a best of five semi-final series.  Lanky Santa Fe Morris started on the mound for the Estevan squad but gave way to big Mel Torgenrud in the 7th inning. First sacker Walt Becker had three hits in four at-bats for Notre Dame. Charlie Nichols of the Maple Leafs also had a 3 for 4 game.

Dombowsky (W) and Germann
Morris (L), Torgenrud (7) and Landrum

(Saturday. August 19)   Tex Conley and Coney Williams each had three hits to lead Estevan to an 8-4 victory over Notre Dame to tie the semi-final at a game apiece. Junior Williams went the route in picking up the win for Estevan. Lionel (Happy) L'Heureux went seven plus innings for Father Murray's collegians before giving way to Bus Claggett. Shortstop Norm Brown and catcher Frank Germann also had three safeties in a losing cause.  The game called at the end of eight innings  because of darkness.

Junior Williams (W) and Swanson
L'Heureux (L), Claggett (8) and Germann

(Tuesday, August 22)   Wilbur "Green Hornet" Greene spaced six hits in picking up the shutout victory as Estevan Maple Leafs trounced Notre Dame 11-0 to even their semi-final series at a game apiece.  Hugo Dombowsky of the Hounds gave up 11 hits in absorbing the loss but was also the victim of poor fielding support as his teammates committed seven errors. Pacing the Maple Leafs' hit parade were Coney Williams who went 3 for 4 and Leroy Pettus who had three hits in five at bats. Frank Germann and Walt Becker each had two hits for Notre Dame.

Dombowsky (L) and Germann
Greene (W) and Landrum

(Friday, August 25)   Estevan's Eddy Skagges limited Notre Dame to eight hits as the Maple Leafs Estevan wrapped up the series with a 7-3 triumph.  Notre Dame starter Lionel "Hap" L'Heureux was his own worst enemy as his early game wildness resulted in six bases on balls and two hit batsmen, thereby putting the Hounds well behind the eight ball. Hugo Dombowsky finished the game on the mound for Notre Dame but it was only damage control at best. Besides taking advantage of L'Heureux's control problems, Estevan also banged out 10 base hits, three from right fielder Tex Conley and two each by center fielder Charlie Nichols, left fielder Leroy Pettus and shortstop Coney Williams. Frank Germann had two hits for the Hounds.

L'Heureux (L), Dombowsky (6) and Germann
Skagges (W) and Landrum

Estevan and Moose Jaw (best 4 out of 7) final

(Wednesday, August 30)   The Moose Jaw Purity Canucks did it the hard way, blowing a comfortable 6 - 2 lead in the top of the 9th only to come back and score twice in the bottom half of this final frame to earn an 8-7 victory in the first game of the Southern League final series. Moose Jaw starter Mike Mellis had a five-hitter going into the 9th inning but then the roof fell in and he had to be relieved by Lefty Lauer who was the eventual winning pitcher. Barry Wolstencroft had a triple and two singles to lead the Purity Canucks. Coney Williams had three hits for Estevan. The Maple Leafs' Charlie Nichols hit the game's only home run.

Greene (L), Skagges (9) and Landrum
Mellis, Lauer (W) (9) and Martin

(Friday, September 1)   Mel Torgenrud pitched a complete game two hit shutout to lead Estevan to a 4-0 win to even the final series at a game apiece. The Purity Canucks' Lefty Lauer was nicked for 11 safeties in taking the loss. Torgenrud drove in the only run he would need in the bottom of the 2nd inning. For Estevan, left fielder Leroy Pettus had a 3 for 4 evening.

Lauer (L) and Smith
Torgenrud (W) and Swanson

(Saturday, September 2)  Estevan Maple Leafs took a 2-1 game lead in the Southern League final series with a 9-3 victory over Moose Jaw.  Junior Williams had a superb five hit pitching performance for the Leafs. Moose Jaw committed six costly errors. Albert "Lefty" Erfle started on the mound for Moose Jaw and was touched for nine hits and seven runs before giving way to right hander Cy Thorseth who put on the brakes and fanned five in the last three innings. Center fielder Charlie Nichols paced Estevan's 13 hit attack with four safeties including a triple. Wilbur "Green Hornet" Greene (normally a pitcher but playing first base in this game) had three hits. Losing pitcher Lefty Erfle hit safely twice for Moose Jaw. The game was called after seven innings because of darkness.

Junior Williams (W) and Landrum
Erfle, (L), Thorseth (4) and Martin

(Wednesday, September 6)   The Estevan Maple Leafs scored a 2-1 victory and grabbed a commanding 3-1 game lead in the final series in a contest which featured a great mound battle between the Maple Leafs' Mel Torgenrud and Mike Mellis of the Purity Canucks. Torgenrud tossed a two-hitter in picking up the win. Torgenrud and center fielder Charlie Nichols led Estevan's seven hit attack with two safeties each. Torgenrud's triple and Nichols' double were the only extra base hits of the game.

Torgenrud (W) and Benson
Mellis (L) and Martin

(Thursday, September 6)   Estevan wrapped up the Southern League title with a convincing 13-4 win over Moose Jaw Purity Canucks to take the final series in five games.  Moose Jaw was  severely shorthanded for the afternoon tilt and had to use four junior aged players (center fielder Murray Smail, second baseman Glen "Baldy" Smith, first sacker Austin "Weiner" Evans and catcher Fred Hucul) all called up from the Moose Jaw Junior Millers. They were no match for the import-laden Estevan team who took the series four games to 1 and in the process won the H. M. (Pop) Harvey memorial trophy which goes to the Southern League champion. Moose Jaw's Lefty Lauer was given a shellacking by Estevan batters as they nicked him for 18 hits, one a two run homer by Buford "Tex" Conley in the second inning. Leroy Pettus and Marvin Terrell slammed triples for the Maple Leafs while Roy Swanson had a double. Coney Williams had a perfect 5 for 5 game for the winners. Shortstop Ray Jones collected two of the seven Moose Jaw hits.

Lauer (L) and Hucul
Junior Williams, Skagges (W) (5), Morris (7) and Swanson


(August 24)   The Leader Weekly, of Sceptre, carried the following story in its August 24th edition, under the headline Sceptre Baseball Club Winds Up 1950 Season :

The famous Sceptre baseball club finished off the most successful season with a very impressive showing of the summer's activities. Sceptre a village of about 250 persons has reason to be proud of its baseball club with a team on which most of the players are home talent.

Sceptre is one of the few clubs that came out this year on top financially, in fact the Sceptre club was top winner of the whole season winning in all slightly over $16,000 in prize money.

Fergie Shields, the very able manager, had his hands full this year with a shortage of players, with the tougher clubs coming into the province each year.

He did it again and brought honors to Sceptre as one of the better baseball clubs in western Canada.

Along with Fergie who is a home product, are others from Sceptre as : Harry Mahaffy, the president; C.B. Lecuyer, the secretary; Jimmie Shields, treasuer and a very reliable all around ball player.  Bert Olmstead as third sacker and pitcher put in a very good year on the mound and leaves soon to join the Chicago Black Hawks hockey club.  Riny Lutcher had a good year at second base and at bat.

Tall George Mahaffy a junior member of the club played well at first and in the field.  Fergie also played well at first and in the field.

Clarence Grant, the able catcher for the club the last nine years played only half the season due to pressure of business, but played enough to earn him the high batting average for the third year with an impressive .372.

Harry Gracie also played half the season in the field and did very well at the bat.

Donald Strath, a veteran field, played half the season and did well in the field.

Ernie Franks, a school teacher, played as much as he could and had a good year at shortstop.

Walter Powell was used as a utility infielder in the last month of the season.

Outside of the above named players were such imports as Dave Shaw and Hal Price, two colored boys, who really starred on the Sceptre lineup pitching, batting and fielding.

Linda Serpa, catcher for Oakland, Cal., also had a good year and Neil Courtreille who started the year was let go in July.

For next year Sceptre has a younger and tougher group lined as follows :

Catchers C Grant and Lindy Serpa

Pitchers Bert Olmstead, Hal Price, Pete Bolus, Lou Bailey, Andy Swota, the last named three coming from the states will be new members.

First base, N. Mahaffy and Fergie Shields.

Second base, Riny Lutcher

Third base, Bert Olmstead and Pete Bolus

Shortstop, Ernie Franks and Barney Fox, the latter also from the states.

Field, Jimmy Shields, Dave Shaw, Harry Gracie.

This should be a very good team and Sceptre fans are waiting patiently to see the team in action in 1951."

(September 20)    The Sun, of Swift Current, reported news from the Indian Head News on the community's Rockets baseball club.

"The Rockets baseball club in two and a half months played 80 games, won 56, tied 5 and lost 19. They lost only two games playing on local diamonds.  Of total prize money of $16,100 possible in tournaments entered, the Rockets won $9,000.  Gate receipts for all other games amounted to some $4,000.  At home and away games, the Rockets played games with 31 different baseball clubs.  The club was rained out on 12 occasions.  The boys had three holidays during their contract term here."

(September 27)   In its September 27th edition, The Sun ran an item with the headline :  Moose Jaw Takes Dim View Importing Whole Ball Clubs :

Murray Brown, sports editor of the Moose Jaw Times-Herald, in his sports page column recently staged an all-round discussion of the "import business" in relation to the Southern Saskatchewan Baseball League.

Stated Mr. Brown "now that Estevan have been declared 1950 champions and the league is over, it might be a good time to take stock of the Southern Baseball League..  The season just concluded produced many contentious matters.  Foremost perhaps was the import business.  The Regina entries, Moose Jaw and Estevan were the worst offenders in this respect."

"All dug deep for out-of-town talent particularly Estevan Maple Leafs who scrapped their whole lineup with the exception of pitcher Mel Torgenrud early in the schedule and brought in a complete all-Negro outfit from the Unit States.  On the other hand, Weyburn, Notre Dame, Wilcox and Lumsden strung along in the main with home-grown material.  Frankly we have no gripe against a weak club strengthening its ranks with a few imports.  In the long run it makes for better ball and better competition.  But when a club goes all out as Estevan did and imports and whole club, it's time something was done to prevent a recurrence."

Mr. Brown suggested that wholesale importing of ball players was "hard on the pocketball" and wound up with "personally we liked the way Moose Jaw did it ... they brought in fellows like Mort Cooper and Mike Mellis ... both these fellows have been good for baseball in Moose Jaw ... also gave the game a life by conducting baseball schools for the youngsters ... doubtless the same policy could be followed elsewhere in southern Saskatchewan with the same results. It's worth a try anyway."