1951 Game Reports / Southern League     

With the formation in 1951 of the Western Canada League, a six team semi-pro circuit, the Southern League took a direct hit as three of the stronger franchises, the Regina Caps, the Moose Jaw Canucks and the defending champion Estevan Maple Leafs abandoned the Southern League to enter the new professional association. On top of that, many of the most talented homebrew players were lured away from Southern League teams to ply their trade within the new pro confederation. When the season began, returning teams included the Weyburn Beavers, the Notre Dame Hounds, the Regina Red Sox and the Wilcox Cardinals. A second Regina entry, the Royal Caps featuring many of the leftover amateur players players from the Caps and Lumsden Royals of the previous season joined the league as well as a team from the small community of Avonlea, known as the Arrows. A new club from Moose Jaw, the Millers, also began the season but dropped out following their August 8th game when it became apparent that they would be not be able to field a roster for the balance of the season.

(May 6) The Southern League decided at an executive meeting that each team will be allowed only one American import for the 1951 season. Representatives of most teams, however, expressed a desire to stock their rosters solely with home grown, local talent.

(May 27) Veteran Gayle Shupe showed his old mound mastery when he led the Weyburn Beavers to a 5 - 1 win over the Notre Dame Hounds in the opening game of the 1951 Southern League schedule. Shupe held the Hounds to six hits, including a pair by first baseman Bobby Donald, struck out ten and issued one walk. Lionel "Hap" L'Heureux toiled on the Notre Dame hill giving up eight hits, fanning 12 and walking one. The game's only extra base hit was a 3rd inning double by Jim Anderson, Beaver right fielder.

G. Shupe (W) and Covert
L'Heureux (L) and McCarthy

(May 30) In the second Southern League game of the season and the first for both participants, the Regina Royal Caps came up with a tight 3 - 2 victory over the Moose Jaw Millers. Two southpaws, Cliff Harrison and Ted McCullough squared off , doling out few hits and sending many down swinging. Trailing 2 - 1 in the 7th, Doug Hingley singled and knotted the score by plating the tying run on Spear Salloum's single. Salloum in turn took 2nd base on the throw in to the plate, stole 3rd base and came home on catcher Stubby Martin's errant throw to third that sailed into left field. Bunny Smith led the Royal Caps with two hits while Herb Lovett and Stan Martin did likewise for the Millers.

McCullough (L), Yeomans (7) and Martin
Harrison (W) and Lysack

(June 1) The Weyburn Beavers made good in their home debut when they edged the Wilcox Cardinals 3 - 1. The ageless Weyburn veteran Ralph Hogg went to the hill and set down ten Cardinal batters on strikes while giving up eight hits. The Cards drew first blood in the 3rd but the Beavers came back with two in the 4th and an insurance tally in the 8th. Aub Downton was saddled with the loss. Backstop Keith Covert of Weyburn led all hitters, poking out a trio.

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

(June 2) The Notre Dame Hounds took off on a scoring binge when they hammered the Moose Jaw Millers 17 - 4 in a Southern League encounter. Every member of the college crew took part in the 16 hit barrage against two young Moose Jaw hurlers. The Hounds were aided by erratic fielding as the Millers booted the ball on eight occasions. Bob "Bones" Yeomans began the slab chores for Moose Jaw but was knocked from the box in the 4th and took the loss. Bus Claggett, who toiled on the hill for the Dogs until the final stanza, was credited with the win. Center fielder Walt Becker wielded the biggest stick rapping out a double and three singles in six trips to the dish. Catcher Bob McCarthy slammed out a triple and a single to drive in five tallies. Herb Lovett and Stubby Martin were best at the plate for the Millers with a brace of singles apiece.

Claggett (W), Mooney (9) and McCarthy
Yeomans (L), Colbow (4) and Martin

(June 3) Frank Germann's single chased home Cece McCarron in the 10th inning to provide the Notre Dame Hounds with a 4 - 3 victory over the Regina Red Sox. In this exciting tilt, McCarron led off the bottom of the extra frame with a triple, setting the scene for Germann's heroics. Lefthander Hugo Dombowsky struck out 13 and allowed seven hits in registering the mound victory. Harold Cope, in relief of Sol Solminen, was tagged with the loss. McCarron and two Reginans, Merv Bregg and Johnny Miller, each collected a brace of hits during this contest.

Solminen, Cope (L) (3) and Frolick
Dombowsky (W) and McCarthy, Germann (5)

(June 9) After several days of inactivity because of cold and rain, the Southern League resumed play and a pitching gem ensued. A single in the bottom of the 9th by second sacker Gordon Campbell deprived right-hander Ken Machan of the Red Sox a no-hitter in his Southern League pitching debut as the Reginans blanked the Avonlea Arrows 3 - 0. Merv Bregg and Art Frolick set the swatting pace for the victors with two hits apiece against loser Archie Sanderson.

Machan (W) and Frolick
A. Sanderson (L) and Smukowich

(June 10) The Notre Dame Hounds registered their third straight Southern League victory when they defeated the Regina Royal Caps 10 - 6. Both teams, following a long layoff from play because of a week of torrential rain, responded well in this contest. Lionel L'Heureux and Hugo Dombowsky shared the mound duties for the Hounds with L'Heureux picking up the win. Lefty Harrison toiled on the hill for the Royal Caps, allowing 12 hits and striking out eight. L'Heureux was the big stick at the plate as he smashed out three safeties. Cece McCarron, Walt Becker and Murray Huck each had a brace. Bill Kyle led the Royal Cap attack with two hits.

Harrison (L) and Lysack
L'Heureux (W), Dombowsky (8) and Germann

(June 11) Registering their fourth straight triumph, the Notre Dame Hounds dumped the Weyburn Beavers 7 - 3.

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Standings as of June 11
Notre Dame    4 - 1 .800
Weyburn       2 - 1 .667
Royal Caps    2 - 1 .667
Red Sox       1 - 1 .500
Wilcox        0 - 1 .000
Moose Jaw     0 - 2 .000
Avonlea       0 - 2 .000

(June 12) Performing in starry fashion on the mound and with the stick, Don Metz led the Wilcox Cardinals to a 5 - 4 victory over the Avonlea Arrows. It was the first win of the campaign for the Redbirds who handed the Arrows their third successive setback in Southern League play. Metz pitched four hit ball, struck out ten and walked five during his complete game pitching chore. Six errors by his mates kept Avonlea in the game. On the offensive side of the coin, Metz cracked out two of the five Cardinal hits off loser Elmer Tysdal to lead all hitters.

Tysdal (L) and Glen Campbell
D. Metz (W) and Smith

(June 15)   Weyburn took over sole possession of second place in the Southern Baseball league standings with a 3-2 win over Avonlea.  Keith Covert worked a three-hitter with eleven strikeouts to gain the mound decision.  Tagged with the loss was the Arrows' starter Archie Sanderson. Doug Shupe and George Knox had two hits each for the winners.

A Sanderson (L), G Campbell (2) and Smukowich
Covert (W) and Schrader

(June 15) The Regina Red Sox garnered their second straight Southern League win, coming through with a two run 8th inning rally to shade the Moose Jaw Millers 6 - 5. Ed Prosofsky tied the game with a two out home run. The following batter, Bob McWhirter reached first base on an error and then plated the winner as Ken McEachern slammed a long triple to right field. The rival pitchers, Harold Cope of the Sox and Moose Jaw's lefty Ray Barry, both went all the way. First sacker Prosofsky paced the Redlegs with three of their seven hits. McEachern with two safeties was the only other Reginan to get more than one hit. For the Millers, Ray Nutzhorn, Murray Smail and Del Topoll each had a pair of hits. Jim Scott homered for Moose Jaw.

Barry (L) and Lovett
Cope (W) and Frolick

(June 16) The young Regina Royal Caps had too much vim and vigor in their legs for the Wilcox Cardinals. The blue-trimmed Reginans hit hard and ran the bases with reckless abandon to pile up a convincing 11 - 4 victory. The Royal Caps slammed out 11 hits off Wilcox starter and loser Ernie Downton with Lou Lysack leading the way with a hefty 4 for 5. On the sacks, the Regina club had larceny in their hearts and pilfered an amazing total of 13 bases as speedy Jackie Fulton led the way with five. Southpaw Cliff Harrison went all the way for Regina, doling out seven hits to the Cards. Irv Wiebe had a brace of base knocks for Wilcox.

E. Downton (L), Nagel (9) and Smith
Harrison (W) and Lysack

(June 17) The amazing Hounds of Notre Dame racked up their fifth straight Southern League victory when they blanked the Moose Jaw Millers 3 - 0. Les Lilley, Hugo Dombowsky and Lionel L'Heureux all took a turn on the hill for the Collegians with Lilley, in six innings of work, receiving credit for the win. Veteran Elmer Torgeson returned to the Southern League wars and was handed the loss. Mel Hennenfent banged out a pair of the five Moose Jaw hits. Lilley was the Dogs' top hitter, going 2 for 2. The game's only extra base hit was a double by Notre Dame's Bobby Donald.

Torgeson (L) and Reid
Lilley (W), Dombowsky (7), L'Heureux (9) and Germann

(June 18) The Weyburn Beavers remained hot on the heels of the Notre Dame Hounds in the Southern League race by whipping the Avonlea Arrows 13 - 4. The Beavers have won four of their first five and rank half a game behind the pace-setting Collegians. Veteran Ralph Hogg, who assumed chucking chores in the 3rd inning, paced the Weyburn club. He fanned eight and held the Arrows to only two runs which came during the 7th. Avonlea managed only five safeties in total off the combined efforts of starter Keriman and Hogg. One was a two run homer by Gordon Campbell during the 7th frame. Three toiled on the hill for Avonlea. Elmer Tysdal started but gave way to Gordon Campbell in the 6th. Garnet Campbell moved in from second base to take over in the 9th. Jack Shupe banged out a trio of hits for the victors while Les Wilder had a brace.

Keriman, Hogg (W) (3) and Jalbert
Tysdal (L), Gordon Campbell (6), Garnet Campbell (9) and Smukowich

(June 19) The Moose Jaw Millers finally broke into the win column when they turned back the Regina Royal Caps 8 - 5 in a contest that was called in the bottom of the 5th inning because of rain. Lloyd Aupperle sparked the Millers to victory, driving in four counters with a first inning triple and a three run homer in the 2nd. Lanky Bob "Bones" Yeomans pitched five innings to pick up the win. Lefty Harrison was chased from the hill in the 4th and took the loss. Jimmy Ross had a triple for the Royal Caps.

Harrison (L), Montgomery (4) and Lysack
Yeomans (W) and Peterson

(June 19)  Big Gayle Shupe threw a two-hitter at the Regina Red Sox enabling the Weyburn Beavers to bounce into a first place tie in the Southern League. The Beavers edged the Red Sox 1 - 0 in one of the most tightly contested games of the season. The win placed the Beavers on an even footing with the Notre Dame Hounds, both with 5 - 1 records, atop the Southern League. In fashioning his two-hitter, Shupe set down 15 Redleg batters swinging. Ken Machan, toiling on the mound for the Reginans, also hurled a credible game giving up but seven hits including two each to Jack Shupe, Doug Shupe and Keith Covert. Jack Shupe's 5th inning double drove in the game's only run.

Machan (L) and Frolick
G Shupe (W) and Jalbert

(June 21) A two run outburst in the 7th inning gave the Regina Royal Caps a tight 3 - 1 verdict over their intra-city rivals, the Regina Red Sox, in an outstanding pitching duel between Pete McMurtry of the Royal Caps and the Redlegs' Harold Cope. The towering McMurtry set down the Sox with a mere three hits in posting the victory, retiring the final 15 batters in order. Cope conceded little to him and allowed only five hits. The teams were deadlocked 1 - 1 when the Royal Caps went to town and scored a brace, sending them ahead for good. Gord Hammond of the Royal Caps was the only player to register two hits.

Cope (L) and Frolick
McMurtry (W) and Lysack

(June 23) The Moose Jaw Millers batted around for six runs in the 5th inning and went on to score a 9 - 4 pasting of the Wilcox Cardinals. The score was tied 3 - 3 in the 5th when loser Benny Nagel of the Cards loaded the bases and was relieved by Aub Downton who failed to quell the flames. Don Devine went the distance for the Millers giving up six hits, two of them to Nick Metz. Three Millers - Tom Aupperle, Mel Hennenfent and Skeoch - picked up a pair of safeties.

Devine (W) and Peterson
Nagel (L), A. Downton (5) and Clements

(June 23) In a game shortened to seven innings by darkness, the batting punch of Frank Germann and Bobby Donald proved too much for the Regina Red Sox. The dynamic duo accounted for all five of the Notre Dame runs driven in as the Hounds took the Reginans to task 5 - 3. The win lifted the Dogs into a half game lead over the Weyburn Beavers in the Southern League standings. Lionel "Happy" L'Heureux limited the Redlegs to six safeties and fanned seven in picking up the win. Loser George McFadyen was nicked for nine hits in his Red Sox' debut. Ed Prosofsky, the clean-up hitter, was the big gun offensively for the Sox, slamming out three base raps. Prosofsky also kept the Hounds on edge as he stole home in the 6th.

L'Heureux (W) and Germann
McFadyen (L) and Frolick

Standings as of June 23
Notre Dame         6 - 1 .857
Weyburn            5 - 1 .833
Regina Royal Caps  4 - 2 .667
Regina Red Sox     2 - 4 .333
Moose Jaw          2 - 4 .333
Wilcox             1 - 3 .250
Avonlea            0 - 5 .000

(June 26)  Avonlea Arrows notched their first win of the season with a 6-4 victory over Moose Jaw Millers.  The Arrows collected 11 hits off loser Elmer Torgeson and tallied twice in the 7th frame to break open a close game. Jim Kirkpatrick was the big gun for Avonlea, pounding out a double and triple. Torgeson and Dalton Skeoch paced the 13 hit Millers' attack with three hits each. Gordon Campbell, in relief of brother Garnet Campbell, was the winning chucker.

Torgeson (L) and Peterson
Garnet Campbell, Gordon Campbell (W) (6) and McRorie

(June 30) The rapidly improving Avonlea Arrows scored the biggest upset of the young Southern League season when they toppled the high-flying Notre Dame Hounds 7 - 3. The loss knocked Notre Dame out of first place, allowing the idle Weyburn Beavers to move into top spot. Avonlea scored all their runs in 2 big innings, four in the 5th and three in the 6th. Elmer Tysdal hurled the initial six innings on the Avonlea mound to get credit for the win. Garnet Campbell held the Hounds at bay over the final three. Notre Dame starter and loser Bus Claggett was sent to the showers in the 5th. Six players, four from the Arrows (Garnet Campbell, Jim Kirkpatrick, Archie Sanderson and Erdelyan) and two from the Hounds (Ralph Beattie and Hugo Dombowsky) all had a brace of hits.

Claggett (L), Mooney (5) and Germann
Tysdal (W), Garnet Campbell (7) and Smukowich

(July 3) The Weyburn Beavers edged the Regina Royal Caps 3 - 1 to strengthen their hold on first place in the Southern League. The young Royal Caps counted a run in the top of the 1st off old reliable Ralph Hogg but drew only goose eggs for the rest of the game. Hogg scattered six hits and struck out nine Regina batters in posting the win. Lefty Harrison did a commendable job on the mound for the Royal Caps, surrendering but seven hits, but the lack of a sustained offensive output by his teammates did him in. Regina's catcher Lou Lysack was the game's top hitter, going 3 for 4. The Beavers' Jim Burge had two hits as did Bunny Smith of the Royal Caps.

Harrison (L) and Lysack
Hogg (W) and Jalbert

(July 3) Backed by the three hit pitching performance of Gordon Campbell, the Avonlea Arrows hoisted themselves into fourth place in the Southern League when they dumped the Wilcox Cardinals 4 - 3. Only one run in this game, an Avonlea marker, was of the earned variety as errors cost both teams dearly. The Arrows picked up five safeties off the slants of losing pitcher Alvin Kot. The only player to come up with a pair of hits in this game was the Redbirds' Irv Wiebe.

Kot (L) and Smith
Gordon Campbell (W) and Smukowich

(July 4) The Moose Jaw Millers failed to appear in Wilcox for their scheduled game against the Notre Dame Hounds. League officials announced that action would be taken against the Moose Jaw club for failing to fulfill this obligation.

(July 6) The Wilcox Cardinals rallied for four runs in the bottom of the 8th inning to slip by the Regina Royal Caps 8 - 6. A double by Aub Downton with the bases loaded was the big blow as the Redbirds overcame a 5 - 4 deficit. Downton started on the hill for the Cards and pitched four innings of no-hit, no-run ball but was replaced on the mound by Alvin Kot in the 5th. Kot chucked the last five innings and got credit for the win. Pete McMurtry went the route for the Royal Caps and was tagged with the defeat. Irv Wiebe had a pair of hits off McMurtry to lead the Wilcox hit parade. For the Reginans, Jimmy Ross pounded out a two run homer while Bunny Smith had two hits including a triple.

McMurtry (L) and Lysack
A. Downton, Kot (W) (5) and Weisshaar, Smith (6)

(July 6) Showing plenty of power at the plate, the Weyburn Beavers whitewashed the Regina Red Sox 9 - 0. Versatile Keith Covert took his turn on the hill and allowed the Red Sox a mere four singles, three of them going to second baseman Art Belick. The red-hot Beavers went to work in the 1st and counted three runs off loser Ken Wallace, one being a round-tripper by second sacker Bill Garner. Doug Shupe had three hits in leading Weyburn at the dish.

Wallace (L), Machan (7) and Frolick
Covert (W) and Jalbert

(July 7) The Notre Dame Hounds' vest pocket right-hander Lionel "Happy" L'Heureux limited the Regina Royal Caps to six singles, two by Doug Hingley, as the Dogs rolled over the Queen City crew 8 - 4. Loser Cliff "Lefty" Harrison went the first six for the Royal Caps and left trailing. Ralph Beattie, Murray Huck and Walt Becker had two hits each for the victorious Hounds.

L'Heureux (W) and McCarthy
Harrison (L), McMurtry (7) and Lysack

(July 8) Weyburn's fire-balling veteran Gayle Shupe kept the Beavers riding high in Southern League wars when he pitched them to a 7 - 3 victory over the second place Notre Dame Hounds. Shupe mowed down 11 via the strikeout route, giving up but five safeties. Southpaw Hugo Dombowsky matched Shupe's stinginess, also surrendering but five hits, but erratic defensive work by the Hounds put him behind the 8-ball. The lone player to rap out two base knocks was Notre Dame shortstop Cece McCarron who had a double and single.

G. Shupe (W) and Jalbert
Dombowsky (L) and McCarthy

(July 9) A check swing Texas leaguer off the bat of Alex Sanderson robbed Wilf Gottselig of a no-hit, no-run effort as the Royal Caps' pitcher finished with a one-hit shutout in the Reginans 12 - 0 whitewashing of the Avonlea Arrows. Gottselig struck out only one and walked but two in his pitching gem. Tall Ben Korchinski started on the hill for Avonlea but didn't survive past the initial frame, taking the loss. Shortstop Bunny Smith paced the Royal Caps 11 hit attack with three base raps, one of which was a triple. Spear Salloum and Jimmy Ross each hit 2 for 4, with Salloum also having a triple to his credit. Gottselig contributed a third triple to the Royal Caps' offense.

Korchinski (L), Garnet Campbell (2), Gordon Campbell (4) and Smukowich
Gottselig (W) and Lysack

(July 10) Towering right-handed chucker Pete McMurtry struck out 13 and allowed but six scattered hits as the Regina Royal Caps blew down their city rivals, the Regina Red Sox, by an 8 - 2 count. The win consolidated the Royal Caps' hold on third place in the Southern League. The Sox jumped into an early lead with single counters in the 1st and 2nd innings but McMurtry shut the door from that point on and his mates provided him with more than ample run support to wrestle the lead away from the Redlegs. Clean-up hitter Lou Lysack sparked the Royal Caps with three hits in five trips while Ken Charlton and Bill Kyle each socked 2 for 4. Red Sox starter Ken Wallace went six frames and took the loss.

Wallace (L), Cope (7) and Frolick
McMurtry (W) and Lysack

(July 10) The league leading Weyburn Beavers added another win to their record, having no trouble in polishing off the Avonlea Arrows 15 - 3. The Beavers, having met defeat only once in ten league games this season, opened with four runs in the first inning and never looked back. Pacing the 15 hit attack was Jim Burge who went 4 for 6 including a triple. Home runs were belted out by the Beavers' newcomer Gordon Squire as well as veteran Les Wilder.

Barth (L), Garnet Campbell (4) and McRorie
Hogg (W) and J. Albert

(July 10) A pinch-hit double with the bases loaded by veteran George Drew gave the Wilcox Cardinals a 3 - 1 verdict over the Moose Jaw Millers in a tightly fought Southern League game. Drew's 5th inning blow sent two Wilcox runners scampering across the plate to break a 1 - 1 tie. Lanky Aub Downton gave up seven hits in pitching the Redbirds to victory. Starting pitcher Don Devine was the victim of Drew's blow and took the loss. The Metz brothers, Nick and Don, enjoyed a big night at bat with three hits apiece.

Devine (L), Nutzhorn (6) and Skeoch
A. Downton (W) and Weisshaar, Smith (6)

(July 12) George McFadyen cracked out a two-run single off reliever Maurice Metz in the last of the 9th to provide the Regina Red Sox with an 8 - 7 victory over the Wilcox Cardinals. Harold Cope went the distance for the Red Sox to record the mound victory. Southpaw Ernie Downton, who followed starter Alvin Kot, walked three Regina batters in the 9th and was tagged with the loss. Metz faced only one batter, McFadyen, in his very brief mound stint that decided the outcome of the game. McFadyen's 9th inning base rap was his third of the game. Art Belick and Ed Prosofsky each had a pair of Red Sox hits. Clint Squires led the Cards with three hits.

Kot, E. Downton (L) (6), M. Metz (9) and Weisshaar, Smith (6)
Cope (W) and Frolick

(July 14) The Moose Jaw Millers overcame a five-run deficit by exploding for seven 4th inning tallies to squeeze out a 9 - 7 win over the Avonlea Arrows. Elmer Torgeson, who took over twirling duties from Don Devine, was credited with the win. Arrows' Archie Sanderson was handed the loss. Mel Hennenfent sparked the Millers with a triple and two singles while catcher Jim Kirkpatrick of the Arrows knocked out a brace of hits.

Sanderson (L), Barth (4) and Kirkpatrick
Devine, Torgeson (W) (4) and Hunchuk, Lovett (8)

(July 15) The hustling, young Regina Red Sox received a fine hurling effort from Harold Cope to trip the Notre Dame Hounds 3 - 2 in a 10 inning Southern League tilt. The Sox came from behind a 2 - 0 deficit with single tallies in the 6th and 7th to send the game to extra innings. Lionel (Hap) L'Heureux pitched the entire ten innings for the Hounds giving up six hits and fanning six. Cope served up seven hits and claimed nine strikeout victims. Second sacker Art Belick had a double and single for the Sox. The best hitter on the Notre Dame nine was first baseman Bobby Donald who had a pair of singles.

Cope (W) and Frolick
L'Heureux (L) and McCarthy, Germann

The Hounds took the field again immediately after their extra inning setback, this time facing the Avonlea Arrows in the nightcap of a double dip. A three-run first inning helped propel the Collegians to a 4 - 2 margin over the Arrows and a split of the day's proceedings. In this game, the Dogs only connected for four hits off loser Elmer Tysdal and reliever Garnet Campbell but took advantage of Tysdal's wildness to chalk up their counters. Lefty Hugo Dombowsky chucked five hit ball for Notre Dame, fanning nine along the way, to get the win.

Tysdal (L), Garnet Campbell and Kirkpatrick
Dombowsky (W) and Germann

(July 15) The Moose Jaw Millers pulled out of the basement of the Southern League by sweeping a twin bill from the front-running Weyburn Beavers 2 - 1 and 6 - 1. Side armer Cy Thorseth captured the hurling duel from Weyburn's Gayle Shupe in the opener, limiting the Beavers to four safeties while fanning nine. For the Soo Liners, Shupe gave up seven hits and whiffed eight. All three runs in this tightly contested game were unearned.

G. Shupe (L) and Jalbert
Thorseth (W) and Peterson

Ray Nutzhorn paced the Millers to victory in the nightcap with a superlative five hit mound performance. Keith Covert was tagged with the loss. Nutzhorn was also the hitting star collecting four safe blows in as many trips.

Covert (L) and Jalbert
Nutzhorn (W) and Peterson

Standings as of July 16
Weyburn           9 - 3
Notre Dame        8 - 4
Regina Royal Caps 6 - 5
Regina Red Sox    4 - 6
Moose Jaw         5 - 6
Wilcox            3 - 5
Avonlea           3 - 9

(July 17) Garnet Campbell showed equally well at the plate and on the mound as the Avonlea Arrows blanked the Wilcox Cardinals 7 - 0 in a Southern League encounter. The noted curling skip pitched five hit shutout ball for the Arrows and contributed two singles and two doubles off two Wilcox chuckers, loser Ralph Quigley and reliever Jack Quigley. Archie Sanderson with a double and two singles and catcher Larry Smukowich with a single and a two bagger were also prominent hitters for Avonlea. Center fielder Clint Squires was the only Cardinal to get two hits off Campbell.

R. Quigley (L), J. Quigley (9) and Clements, Smith (7)
Garnet Campbell (W) and Gordon Campbell

(July 18) Versatile Gordon Campbell proved a one-man wrecking crew as the Avonlea Arrows swamped the Regina Red Sox 11 - 2. Campbell spaced four hits over the nine inning stretch to register the triumph. He also lashed out three singles and two triples with four RBI's in six at bats. Red Sox' Ken Wallace was tagged with the loss. Garnet Campbell and Don Forer each managed a brace of safeties for Avonlea.

Gordon Campbell (W) and Glen Campbell
Wallace (L) and Frolick

(July 18)  Wilcox-Weyburn Combines, a combined squad of players from the Southern League Wilcox Cardinals and Weyburn Beavers, knocked off Sceptre Nixons 2-0 to register the biggest upset of the opening day of the Indian Head tournament. 

(July 18) Regina Royal Caps edged Moose Jaw Millers 2-1 in a contest featuring a thrilling pitching duel between a pair of young southpaws -- Lefty Harrison of the Caps and Ray Nutzhorn of the Millers.  Each tossed a six-hitter.  Don Devine of the Millers as well as Pete McMurtry and Spear Salloum of the Reginans paced the hitters with a brace of safe blows apiece.

Harrison (W) and Lysack
Nutzhorn (L) and Peterson, Skeoch (5)

(July 19) The Moose Jaw Millers banged out 19 hits en route to a lopsided 12 - 5 victory over the Regina Red Sox. After four scoreless innings, the Mill City nine counted six runs in the 5th, the most decisive blow being Elmer Torgeson's three RBI double. Winning pitcher Don Devine also wielded the big stick for Moose Jaw, coming through with four base knocks. Bill Hennenfent and Don Skeoch each had three. Harold Cope of the Red Sox was saddled with the loss.

Devine (W), Thorseth (8) and Peterson
Cope (L), Wallace (5), Prosofsky (6), Goodhue (8) and Frolick

(July 20) The Notre Dame Hounds moved to within half a game of the league leading Weyburn Beavers, turning back the Avonlea Arrows 8 - 7. Frank Germann and Hugo Dombowsky led the Hounds offensively in their win. Germann cracked out two singles, a double and a triple in four trips to the plate while Dombowsky had two safeties including a triple plus three RBI's. Bus Claggett, although not particularly impressive on the hill, picked up the complete game victory. Rudy Barth was the loser. Gordon Campbell was the Arrows' best hitter with two singles and a double in five at bats.

Claggett (W) and McCarthy, Germann
Barth (L), Tysdal (4) and Glen Campbell, Gordon Campbell

(July 20) With a late inning rally, the Moose Jaw Millers were able to defeat the Regina Red Sox 5 - 4. Trailing by a 4 - 2 count at the end of seven frames, the Millers took advantage of a pair of costly 8th inning bobbles to tie the score and then won in the 9th on Dalton Skeoch's RBI single. Ray Nutzhorn, in relief of Don Devine, pitched the 9th inning for Moose Jaw and got credit for the win. Red Sox' Harold Cope was the complete game loser. Ken McEachern of the Sox paced the swatters with a trio of singles. Ed Prosofsky rapped out a double and single for the Crimson Hose. The leading hitter for the Millers was starting pitcher Devine who socked a double and single in four trips.

Cope (L) and Frolick
Devine, Nutzhorn (W) (9) and Peterson

(July 21) The Regina Royal Caps pushed across the winning run in the 6th inning to edge the Wilcox Cardinals 2 - 1. Catcher Jimmy Ross was the Royal Caps' standout, tripling and scoring the first Regina run and then singling home the winning marker. Both hurlers, winner Pete McMurtry of the Royal Caps and Wilcox's Don Metz went the distance.

McMurtry (W) and Ross
D. Metz (L) and Clements, Smith

(July 23) A wobbly initial frame placed the Weyburn Beavers in a deep rut and they never recovered, dropping a 6 - 1 verdict to the Regina Royal Caps. The loss dropped the Beavers into a first place tie with the Notre Dame Hounds. The Weyburn nine committed five first inning errors which helped the Royal Caps score five times off Weyburn pitcher Gayle Shupe. From there until the final out, Lefty Harrison of the Caps and Shupe hooked up in an even mound duel. Harrison struck out nine and gave up six hits in picking up the win. Third sacker Jack Shupe of the Beavers was the only player to register two base knocks.

G. Shupe (L) and Jalbert
Harrison (W) and Ross

(July 24) Lionel L'Heureux and Bus Claggett combined to unfurl a three-hitter as the Notre Dame Hounds dropped the Regina Royal Caps 8 - 2 and, in doing so, moved into sole possession of the top rung in the Southern League. Shortstop Bunny Smith was the only Reginan to cause a problem for the Notre Dame chuckers as he collected two of their three safeties and scored both Royal Cap runs. Ralph Beattie led the Hounds' 12 hit attack off loser Pete McMurtry, clouting a triple and two singles.

McMurtry (L) and Lysack
L'Heureux (W), Claggett (8) and McCarthy, Germann (8)

(July 25) The pitchers were the masters and the strikeouts were common as the Weyburn Beavers nudged the Regina Red Sox 3 - 2 in a Southern League encounter shortened to eight innings by darkness. Veteran Keith Covert racked up 11 strikeouts in pitching the Beavers to victory. Making his first start of the season, young Gerry Welsh hurled six hit ball at the second place Soo Liners and breezed the third strike past ten of them. In this errorless game, three hitters - Jack Shupe of Weyburn as well as Art Frolick and Ed Prosofsky of the Redlegs - each had two hits. One of Prosofsky's was a triple.

Covert (W) and Jalbert
Welsh (L) and Frolick

(July 25) Center fielder Walt Becker cracked out a timely single in the last of the 9th to chase home Bus Claggett with the winning run as the Notre Dame Hounds edged out the Wilcox Cardinals 5 - 4. The Hounds' victory kept them in top place by a slim half game margin over the Weyburn Beavers. Becker, Ralph Beattie, Frank Germann and Bob Donald each banged out two hits to lead the Dogs' attack off the Cards' Aubrey Downton, who struck out ten in taking the loss. Hugo Dombowsky picked up the complete game win for Notre Dame as he tossed eight hit ball while fanning six. Don Metz managed two singles for the Redbirds while Lorne Lawrence hammered out a triple.

A. Downton (L) and Weisshaar, Smith
Dombowsky (W) and Germann

(July 26) The Regina Red Sox gained the upper hand over the Wilcox Cardinals in a wild 11 - 9 tussle which sunk the Cards into the Southern League basement. The see-saw affair was halted after 7 1/2 innings because of darkness. Leading by a single run entering the bottom of the 7th, Cards' starter Don Metz opened the frame by issuing three successive bases on balls. Two of those runners charged to Metz were eventually retired after reliever Ralph Quigley took the hill for the Redbirds. However, Don Goodhue of the Sox then singled to drive in a pair, both charged to Quigley, who was dubbed with the loss. Red Sox starter Ken Wallace only lasted into the 4th and was relieved by Harold Cope who came out of battle as the winner. Art Belick with a triple and single was the best hitter in the Red Sox attack while Cope and Ken McEachern each checked in with two singles. Catcher Stew Smith and second sacker Nick Metz each had three hits for Wilcox.

D. Metz, R. Quigley (L) (7) and Smith
Wallace, Cope (W) (4) and Frolick

(July 26)  Avonlea Arrows scored three in the 8th to take a 6-4 decision over Regina Royal Caps.  Pete McMurtry took over mound work in the 8th trying to protect a 4-3 Caps' lead.  But he allowed a hit and two walks before Lefty Harrison returned.  All three runners scored.  Earlier, McMurtry had clouted a two-run homer to put Regina into the lead.  Gordon Campbell, who replaced Arrows' starter Jim Kirkpatrick, was credited wit the win. McMurtry took the loss. Garnet Campbell, Gordon Campbell and George Ardelan had two hits each to spark the Arrows.

Harrison, McMurtry (L) (8), Harrison (8) and Ross
Kirkpatrick, Gordon Campbell (W) (5) and Glen Campbell

(July 28)   Moose Jaw exploded for six runs in the 8th and another six in the 9th to top Royal Caps 12-6.  The Royal Caps looked like easy winners and were coasting along 6 - 0 behind Pete McMurtry. Then the roof fell in as Moose Jaw tallied a half dozen, sparked by Herb Lovett's three run homer, to tie the score. In the 9th, the Royal Caps committed four errors and the Canucks collected another six to salt the game away. Ray Nutzhorn was credited with the pitching win. Lloyd Aupperle led the Mill City team at the dish going 3 for 5. McMurtry and catcher Lou Lysack both boomed out triples which accounted for five Regina runs.

Nutzhorn, Devine (3), Nutzhorn (W) (6) and Peterson
McMurtry (L), Gottselig (9) and Lysack

(July 28)  Avonlea won an 18-15 slugfest over the Red Sox in an eight inning match where pitching was especially thin. Runs were a dime a dozen. Both starters and pitchers of record, winner Elmer Tysdal of the Arrows and the loser, Red Sox' Harold Cope, were highly ineffective and lasted only into the 3rd for Tysdal and the 2nd for Cope. Each team had a home run, one off the bat of the Redlegs' Ken McEachern and the other from the lumber wielded by Avonlea's Gordon Campbell. George Ardelan of the Arrows had a 3 for 4 evening at the plate which included a brace of triples.

Cope (L), Karchinsky (2), Prosofsky (3) and Frolick
Tysdal (W), Kirkpatrick (3) and Gordon Campbell

(July 29)  Wilcox scored in the bottom of the 9th to edge Notre Dame 13-12 as Hounds' catcher Frank Germann's errant throw in an attempt to catch Irv Wiebe stealing third base provided the Cardinals with the winning run. Reliever Hugo Dombowsky was tagged with the loss in this wild encounter. Redbirds' starter Dick Scott picked up the win. Nick Metz and Wiebe had 4 for 5 evenings at the dish for the Cards. Hank Dornstauder slammed a top of the first grand slam four bagger for the Dogs. Walt Becker also had a Notre Dame circuit clout.

L'Heureux, Claggett (5), Dombowsky (L) (8) and McCarthy, Germann (9)
Scott (W) and D Morrison, Clements (4)

(July 31) The Moose Jaw Millers exploded for five runs in the final frame to turn back the Wilcox Cardinals 9 - 7 in a Southern League tussle that was called after seven innings because of darkness. The Cards roared into an early 3 - 0 lead off eventual winner Ray Nutzhorn but Wilcox starter Aub Downton never got beyond the 4th and relievers Dick Scott, who took the loss, and Lorne Lawrence faltered in the later innings and failed to hold the lead. Nick Metz of the Cards and the Millers' trio of Herb Lovett, Lloyd Aupperle and Nutzhorn paced the swatters with a brace of safeties apiece.

A. Downton, Scott  (L) (4), Lawrence (7) and Smith
Nutzhorn, Devine (2), Nutzhorn (W) (3) and Peterson

(August 5) The Notre Dame Hounds swept both ends of a Southern League doubleheader by identical 5 - 3 scores. With "Hap" L'Heureux sparkling on the mound, the Hounds downed the Avonlea Arrows in the opener, L'Heureux fanned 16 Arrows in this matinee, giving up but five hits. Avonlea's Elmer Tysdal took the loss.

Tysdal (L) and xxxx
L'Heureux (W) and xxxx

The second game of the double dip featured the Wilcox Cardinals as opponents and the Hounds again prevailed. Walt Becker of the Dogs belted two doubles. For Wilcox, Aub Downton hit two for three and pitcher Dick Scott belted a triple.

xxx and xxx
xxx and xxx

(Aug 5?)  In tournament action Weyburn topped Moose Jaw 10-7.

Thorseth, Torgeson (5) and Peterson
G Shupe and Jalbert

Weyburn 4 Avonlea 3

Garnett Campbell, Gordon Campbell (7) and Glen Campbell
Covert, Hogg (5) and Jalbert

(August 6) The Regina Red Sox built up an early lead and then hung on to best the Avonlea Arrows 4 - 3 in a game called after 7 1/2 frames because of darkness. Outside of a three run first inning, loser Rudy Barth fared well on the Avonlea hill, fanning seven while giving up seven safeties. Winner Gerry Welsh lasted into the 6th before giving way to Harold Cope. Only two players, Red Sox' Merv Bregg and Art Frolick had two hits in this game.

Barth (L) and Glen Campbell, Gordon Campbell
Welsh (W), Cope (6) and Frolick

(Aug 7)  Weyburn Beavers remained atop the Southern league standings downing Moose Jaw Millers 4-2 behind Ralph Hogg's five-hit pitching.  Weyburn's Jack Shupe and the Millers' Don Skeoch led their teams with two hits each. Blaine Shupe homered for the Beavers.

Nutzhorn (L) and Peterson
Hogg (W) and Jalbert

(August 7) The Wilcox Cardinals, who have not fared too well this season as compared to previous Southern League campaigns, came up with an air-tight performance to post a thrilling 2 - 1 victory over the Notre Dame Hounds. Pitcher Jack Quigley, who doled out a mere five hits to the second place Hounds, and veteran infielder Nick Metz were the payoff men in the Wilcox win. Metz figured in both Redbird tallies, slamming a triple and double, the only two extra base hits of the game. Quigley needed relief help from Aub Downton in the 9th to seal the victory against loser Bus Claggett.

Claggett (L) and McCarthy
J. Quigley (W), A. Downton (9) and Smith

(August 8) The third place Regina Royal Caps toppled the league leading Weyburn Beavers 6 - 2 in a briskly played Southern League tilt. The Reginans had to come from behind to win, taking the lead for good in the 5th and maintaining control behind the five hit pitching of winner Cliff "Lefty" Harrison. The Royal Caps got to loser Keith Covert for ten hits. Spear Salloum, Lou Lysack, Wilf Gottselig and Harrison each collected two safeties for Regina. Veteran Les Wilder did likewise for the Beavers.

Covert (L) and Jalbert
Harrison (W) and Lysack

(August 8) After absorbing an 8 - 2 lacing at the hands of the Regina Red Sox, the Moose Jaw Millers announced that they were dropping out of further Southern League play for the balance of the season due to anticipated player shortages. Many of the Moose Jaw squad have harvesting commitments to look after and just can't spare the time off to attend to a regular baseball schedule. The Millers would have been playoff bound with their current fourth place ranking. Moose Jaw pitcher Don Devine, who gave up eight hits over the route, had grounds to sue for non-support as the Millers booted the ball on seven occasions to hand the visiting Sox eight unearned tallies which just happened to be their entire offensive scoring. On the hill for the Reginans, winning pitcher Harold Cope limited the Mill City nine to six scattered safeties. Ed Prosofsky and Stew Read had two hits each, including triples, for the Crimson Hose. Lloyd Aupperle had a three base hit for the Millers.

Cope (W) and Frolick
Devine (L) and Peterson

Standings as of August 8
Weyburn           12 - 5  .687
Notre Dame        13 - 6  .684
Regina Royal Caps 10 - 8  .556
Moose Jaw          9 - 9  .500
Regina Red Sox     7 - 11 .389
Avonlea            7 - 12 .368
Wilcox             5 - 11 .313

(August 10) The Avonlea Arrows missed a chance to pick up valuable ground in the battle for the 4th and last playoff spot in the Southern League when they dropped a 4 - 3 verdict to the Regina Royal Caps. The Royal Caps built up a 4 - 0 lead but had to hang on to eke out the win after the Arrows countered with three 8th inning tallies to draw within one. Big Pete McMurtry tossed a complete game three-hitter at the Arrows to pick up the win. The Royal Cap hitters didn't exactly hammer the cover off the ball, touching the combined slants of loser Garnet Campbell and reliever Jim Kirkpatrick, who came on in the final frame, for only four safeties. Only one extra base rap, a double by Regina's Wilf Gottselig, was hit in the game.

Garnet Campbell (L), Kirkpatrick (9) and Smukowich
McMurtry (W) and Lysack

(August 11) After giving up a 1st inning single, Lionel L'Heureux held the Regina Red Sox batters hitless for seven frames before surrendering another single in the 9th as he paced the Notre Dame Hounds to a 4 - 0 two hit shutout of the Redlegs. Loser Ken Wallace of the Crimson Hose also pitched extremely well and gave up only four hits. Snappy fielding and excellent base running by the Hounds gave them the edge in this contest.

L'Heureux (W) and McCarthy
Wallace (L) and Frolick

(August 12) Southpaw Gordon Campbell fashioned a brilliant two hit pitching gem to spark the Avonlea Arrows to a 5 - 0 victory over the Weyburn Beavers. The surprising Avonlea victory knocked the Beavers out of the top spot in the Southern League. Campbell had complete control of the Weyburn nine and was never in any serious trouble. Veteran Keith Covert chucked for the Beavers and was nicked for seven safeties. Jim Kirkpatrick and winning pitcher Campbell had two doubles each for the victors.

Covert (L) and Jalbert
Gordon Campbell (W) and Smukowich

(August 12) The lusty hitting of the Regina Red Sox enabled them to take both ends of a twin bill from the Wilcox Cardinals by scores of 5 - 3 and 14 - 3. Young Ken McEachern set the tempo for the Sox by belting a three run homer in the initial frame of the opener and the Redlegs kept up the barrage by pounding out 12 safeties off loser Aub Downton. Harold Cope went the route for the Sox to pick up the win. Merv Bregg had a 3 for 4 afternoon with the willow while Stew Read also notched a trio of Sox' hits.

Cope (W) and Frolick
A. Downton (L) and Smith

The Sox came right back with the heavy artillery and pounded out 14 more hits in the evening encounter. McEachern socked another four bagger in this tilt, this time with the sacks full. Bregg went 4 for 5 in this contest to wind up with a daily total of seven base raps. Sox' Ed Prosofsky pitched into the 5th to get the win over Don Metz.

Prosofsky (W), Cope (5) and Frolick
D. Metz (L), J. Quigley (5) and Smith

(August 13) Knocked out of first place for 24 hours, the Weyburn Beavers climbed back into the Southern League's top spot by virtue of a 5 - 3 victory over the Wilcox Cardinals. The Beavers moved into an early lead and held it in the face of a stout Cardinal rally in the late innings. The game was called at the end of the 8th because of a constant drizzle. The two big hitters of the night were two veterans of Southern League play, Les Wilder of Weyburn and Don Metz of Wilcox. Each pounded out three safeties in four trips to the plate. George Knox gave up eight hits in picking up the complete game win over Jack Quigley.

Knox (W) and Jalbert
J. Quigley (L) and Smith

(August 14) The Weyburn Beavers strengthened their hold on first place in the Southern League by dumping the Regina Royal Caps 4 - 3 in a contest that was called after 6 1/2 frames. Beaver shortstop Blaine Shupe's 6th inning home run proved to be the winning tally as the Royal Caps blew an early 3 - 0 lead. Weyburn mound artist Ralph Hogg remained unbeaten, allowing seven hits and fanning an equal number, to pick up the win. Royal Caps' Lefty Harrison gave up nine hits and took the loss. Shupe had a double to go along with his game winning circuit blast. Also with two hits for the winners was Les Wilder who contributed a homer and single. Jackie Fulton was the best at the dish for Regina with a 3 for 4 performance.

Harrison (L) and Lysack
Hogg (W) and Jalbert

(August 14) The Avonlea Arrows rolled in high gear as they bowled over the Wilcox Cardinals 14 - 6. Jim Kirkpatrick led the Arrows at the plate with a double and triple plus five RBI's. The Cards collected five hits off winner Elmer Tysdal and reliever Kirkpatrick. Nick Metz belted a 1st inning home run for the Redbirds. Wilcox starter Lorne Lawrence took the loss.

Lawrence (L) , A. Downton (3), J. Quigley (4), Drew (9) and Smith
Tysdal (W), Kirkpatrick (5) and Smukowich

(August 15) The Weyburn Beavers captured first place in the final standings of the Southern League and knocked the Regina Red Sox into a tie with the Avonlea Arrows for the 4th and final playoff spot when they dropped the Sox 4 - 3. The Beavers were successful in spite of being outhit 8 - 4 by the Reginans in the seven inning shortened affair. Keith Covert picked up the win for Weyburn while Red Sox starter Gerry Welsh took the loss. The only batters to come up with two hits in this contest were Red Sox' players Stew Read and Merv Bregg, with both of Bregg's raps being triples.

Covert (W) and Jalbert
Welsh (L), Cope and Frolick

(August 16)  In a sudden death playoff brilliant relief pitching by portsider Gordon Campbell enabled the Avonlea Arrows to down the Regina Red Sox 7 - 4 to clinch the final Southern League playoff berth. Campbell took over Avonlea pitching chores in the 2nd inning and limited the Sox to two runs the rest of the game in picking up the win over Red Sox starter Ken Wallace. Jim Kirkpatrick, Archie Sanderson, Hugh Sanderson and Larry Smukowich all had two hits to lead the Arrows' 12 hit attack. Ed Prosofsky picked up a pair of base knocks to lead the Redlegs. Avonlea now meets the Weyburn Beavers in a best of three semi-final.

Wallace (L), Cope (3) and Frolick
Tysdal, Gordon Campbell (W) (2) and Frolick

Playoffs :

(August 16) The Regina Royal Caps parlayed three prodigious extra base hits and seven innings of scoreless pitching by Pete McMurtry into a 6 - 3 playoff victory over the Notre Dame Hounds and a one game lead in the best of three semi-final. Jimmy Ross' first inning two-run homer was the first of the Royal Caps' long distance clouts. With this two run lead, McMurtry tossed shutout ball at the Collegians for seven innings. Then, in the 7th, Spear Salloum slammed out a two run triple and later scored himself to put Regina ahead by a 5 - 0 margin. Lou Lysack's triple drove in the Royal Caps' sixth tally. McMurtry wobbled in the final two frames and needed relief help from Lefty Harrison in the 9th. Loser Lionel L'Heureux was yanked in the 8th after giving up all six of the Regina runs.

L'Heureux (L), Dombowsky (8) and Germann
McMurtry (W), Harrison (9) and Lysack

(August 17) Ralph Hogg pitched the Weyburn Beavers to a 9 - 3 win over the Avonlea Arrows in the opening game of the best of three Southern League semi-final. The game was halted in the bottom half of the 6th because of rain. Hogg, who went through the Southern League schedule without a loss, limited the Arrows to five hits while whiffing seven. Gordon Campbell's top of the first inning two run homer put Avonlea into an early lead which quickly vanished when the Beavers answered with two of their own in the bottom half. Then the Weyburn squad struck with vengeance in the 2nd, piling up five tallies while knocking loser Garnet Campbell from the mound. They never looked back from there as Hogg maintained control. Blaine Shupe had three hits for Weyburn to lead all hitters.

Garnet Campbell (L), Kirkpatrick (2) and Glen Campbell
Hogg (W) and Jalbert

(August 18) The Regina Royal Caps and Notre Dame Hounds failed to come to a verdict in the second game of their semi-final series as they battled to a 2 - 2 deadlock in a nine inning affair which ended because of darkness. Royal Caps held a 2 - 0 lead after the 5th but the Hounds tied the score with a brace in the 8th. Four collegians, Ralph Beattie, Walt Becker, Frank Germann and Hank Dornstauder had two hits as did Bill Kyle of the Reginans.

Harrison and Lysack
Dombowsky and Germann

(Aug 20)  Lefthander Gordon Campbell, a member of the Campbell curling clan, tossed a four-hitter to pace Avonlea to a 7-4 win over Weyburn to square the best-of-three semi-final at a game apiece.  Arrows took a 5-0 lead after two innings against Weyburn ace Gayle ShupeGarnet Campbell and Archie Sanderson both had a pair of hits for the winning Arrows. Keith Covert had two hits for the Beavers, one being a triple which was the longest blow of the night.

G Shupe (L) and Jalbert
Gordon Campbell (W) and Glen Campbell

(August 20) After going two playoff games without a win, the Notre Dame Hounds got back into the Southern League semi-finals with a bang when they pounded out a 10 - 5 win over the Regina Royal Caps. The Dogs really were ready to howl as they slammed Royal Caps' pitcher Pete McMurtry for 11 hits. On the other hand, their hurler, Bus Claggett, stopped the Reginans on five safeties. Leading the Hounds were Ralph Beattie, Frank Germann and Claggett all with two hits. Bill Kyle rang up a pair of safeties for the losers.

McMurtry (L), Gottselig (9) and Lysack, Ross (9)
Claggett (W) and Germann

(August 21) The Weyburn Beavers advanced to the Southern League final when they slipped by the stubborn Avonlea Arrows 5 - 2 on the strength of a three run outburst in the 7th inning. For the Beavers it was Ralph Hogg all over again as he tossed a five-hitter at the Arrows, sending nine hitters down swinging in the process. Up until the 7th, loser Gordon Campbell, who was doing mound duty for the second straight night, was throwing a one hitter at the Beavers. Eric McRorie of Avonlea and Jack Shupe of Weyburn drew the batting honors for the night, both garnering 2 for 3 at the dish. Weyburn now awaits the winner of the Notre Dame Hounds - Regina Royal Caps series.

Gordon Campbell (L) and Glen Campbell
Hogg (W) and Jalbert

(August 22) It will be the Regina Royal Caps against the Weyburn Beavers for the Southern League title. The young Royal Caps ran away from the Notre Dame Hounds to score a convincing 10 - 2 victory in the deciding game of their semi-final series. The Reginans held a healthy ten run lead heading into the 8th and ultimately the final inning as Lefty Harrison coasted to victory spinning a seven-hitter. Loser Lionel L'Heureux was knocked from the box in the 4th. Bunny Smith was the big gun for the Royal Caps with 3 for 4 including a two run triple.

L'Heureux (L) , Dombowsky (4) and Germann
Harrison (W) and Lysack

Final :

(Aug 24)   Regina Royal Caps whipped Weyburn 15-8 in the opening game of the Southern league's final series.  Caps exploded for six runs in the 2nd inning and another six in the 4th.  Jimmy Ross pounded a three-run homer in the 2nd and Joe Hingley clouted a three-run blast in the 4th.  Leading the Royal Caps' 15 hit attack against loser Gayle Shupe and reliever Keith Covert were Ross, Hingley and Lou Lysack who all poked out a trio of raps. Lefty Harrison relieved Regina starter Pete McMurtry and got credit for the win. The game was called after seven innings because of darkness.

McMurtry (W), Harrison (3) and Lysack
G Shupe (L), Covert (2) and Jalbert

(August 31) After a week of inclement weather which dampened diamonds and made them unplayable, several members of the Southern League's Regina Royal Caps ran out of time and had to head off to pro hockey training camps, thus leaving the Reginans with a severe player shortage. In view of the roster drought, the Royal Caps had no choice but to drop out of the league playoff final. Although trailing in the best of five final series, the Weyburn Beavers were declared as champions.