1953 Game Reports, Vancouver & Area     

1953 Vancouver, Lower Mainland, Fraser Valley 
1953 BC Interior 
1953 Vancouver Island


Vancouver & District Senior League 

Walt Hallam(April 26)   Collingwood Athletics split an exhibition double-header Sunday. Collies downed North Vancouver Leckies 5-1 at Mahon Park then dropped a 6-5 decision to West Vancouver Beavers at Ambleside Park. Collies' Walt Hallam (right) had quite the day, going six for six, including a triple and double.

Homenuke (W) and Eriksson
Barclay, Withers (4), Vigor (7) and Sikorski

Davies, Parsons (6) and Sparrow
Johnson, Woolstone (4) and Hill

(May 3)   North Vancouver Leckies kicked off the new season trouncing West Vancouver Beavers 10-0 at Ambleside Park.

May 4)  Marpole North Stars edged Collingwood 1-0 and West Vancouver Beavers defeated North Vancouver Leckies 6-4.

Ed Sparrow(May 5)   Collingwood's Bob Johnson scored the winning run on Ed Sparrow's (right) single in the bottom of the 7th and final inning in a 4-3 win over Marpole North Stars. Kerry Parsons pitched a five-hitter for the win. Snowy Donaldson took the loss. More than 1,000 fans witnessed the Collies' home start at brand new Killarney Park.

Donaldson (L) and Bellamy
Parsons (W) and Sparrow

(May 6)   West Vancouver scored three in the 5th and final inning to tie North Vancouver 3-3.  George Woolstone tossed a one-hitter for West Van, but three errors put North Van into a 3-0 lead after two innings.

Woolstone and Yanchuk
Leskiw, Withers (5) and Sikorski

(May 7)    Marpole North Stars blew a 5-1 lead as Norvan Leckies fought back to tie the Stars 6-6. Two walks, an overthrow to first base and Paul Massey's two-run single tied the count at 5-5 in the third.  Stars added one in their half of the third to again take the lead but Leckies rallied with one in the fifth for the draw.

Barclay, Withers (3) and Sikorski
Curry, Venables (5) and Norman

(May 9/10)   West Van Beavers picked up two high-scoring wins on the weekend blasting Collingwood 10-2 Saturday and edging Marpole 11-10 Sunday. Ron Schultz led the Beavers with five hits in eight trips to the plate. An eight-run 6th inning carried West Van to the win over Collingwood.  Gord Mitchell tossed a three-hitter for the win.

Davies, Parsons (6) and Eriksson
Mitchell and Yanchuk

In the bottom of the 9th inning of the Sunday contest, Bobo Sikorski singled, went to third on an error and scored the winner on Herb Osen's single.  The teams combined for just 13 hits, but made 8 errors.

Venables, Day (5), Donaldson (8) and Bellamy
Woolstone, Barbour (2), Mitchell (9) and Yanchuk

North Vancouver edged Collingwood 7-6 Sunday in 10 innings.

Vigor, Withers (9) and Beckett, Sikorski (6)
Homenuke, Parsons (6), Davies (7) and Sparrow

Game action(May 12)   Collingwood brought home four runs in the first frame, highlighted by Stan Black's two-run double,  en route to a 6-2 victory over the North Van Leckies .

Kerry Parsons scattered six hits for the win. Ed Sparrow, Bob Johnson and Walt Hallam each collected two hits for the winners.

Zailo (L) and Sikorski
Parsons (W) and Sparrow

[Accurate peg by Collingwood Athletic catcher Ed Sparrow initiated this play by third baseman Stan Black. Stan goes up in the air to tag North Vancouver Leckies' Dick Gaines in third inning of Tuesday's Vancouver and District Senior Baseball League game at Killarney Park.  Collies won 6-2. Besides this play, Black had himself a good night at the plate, driving in two runs on a booming double. Vancouver Sun, May 13, 1953]

(May 13)   In a sparkling mound duel, North Van Leckies edged Collingwood 1-0.  Bob Barclay hurled a four-hitter for the win, Carl Homenuke allowed just three hits in taking the loss.

Homenuke (L) and Sparrow
Barclay (W) and Sikorski

(May 19)   Carl Homenuke fired his third straight three-hitter and finally got a win Tuesday in a 2-0 decision over West Vancouver. It was his first shutout in five years. In 28 innings this season, he's given up just one earned run.  Shortstop Ed Ledlin scored both Collingwood runs.  In the first inning he made it home on a fielder's choice and in the 5th he scored on two errors and Stan Black's single.  Ex-Capilano Mike Johnson hurled a four-hitter in taking the loss.

Mike Johnson (L) and Yanchuk
Homenuke (W) and Sparrow

West Van        4 - 2
Norvans         3 - 2  0.5
Collingwood     3 - 4  1.5
North Stars     1 - 3  2.0

(May 20)   Jack Mills left his first base position for the mound Wednesday and turned in a six-hitter as Marpole North Stars dumped error-prone North Vancouver 10-3. North Van made ten errors

Mills (W) and Bellamy
Leskiw (L), Barclay (4), Withers (4) and Sikorski

(May 24)   George Woolstone of West Vancouver Beavers fired a no-hitter Sunday but walked away with a loss, 1-0 to Collingwood.  Eight walks and two Beaver errors resulted in the heartbreaking ending. Kerry Parsons gave up just three hits in gaining the win.

Woolstone (L) and Yanchuk
Parsons (W) and Eriksson

North Vancouver Leckies downed West Vancouver 7-2 to hand the Beavers their second loss of the day. Bob Barclay tossed a five-hitter for the win to best Gord Mitchell.

Barclay (W) and Sikorski
Mitchell (L) and Yanchuk

Marpole and North Van fought to a 1-1 draw in a game called after five innings.

Withers and Sikorski, Beckett (4)
Venables and Norman

(May 26)   Al Davies fired a no-hitter Tuesday night as Collingwood topped Marpole 7-2. It was the third no-hitter of his career. He threw two last year to pace Collies to the BC junior title.  The Athletics won the game in the second inning when Ed Sparrow doubled to score Ivan Eriksson and Walt Hallam and then Sparrow came home on Ed Ledlin's single.

Day (L), Moses (6) and Bellamy
Davies (W) and Sparrow

Veteran Roy Lehman made his debut a winning one as Hammond upset the Whalley Chiefs 5-3. Chiefs scored two runs on three hits in the first inning then Lehman stole the show as he retired the next 20 batters in order, allowing but one scratch hit in the following eight innings.  Hammond took advantage of four Whalley errors in the first inning to score all five runs.

Connell (L) and Robinson
Lehman (W) and Boyer

(May 27)   West Vancouver defeated North Van 6-1 as Gord Meeres supplied the game winning hit, a bases-clearing triple.

Johnson (W) and Yanchuk
Vigor (L) and Beckett

Collingwood      5 - 4
West Vancouver   5 - 4
North Vancouver  4 - 4  0.5
Marpole          2 - 4  1.5

(June 2)   North Vancouver moved into sole possession of first place with a 4-2 win over Collingwood.

Barclay, Withers (4) and Beckett
Davies, Parsons (5) and Sparrow

(June 2)   South Burnaby won a pair of exhibition games against teams from the Vancouver & District League, trimming North Van Leckies 7-1 and shading Marpole North Stars 1-0, scoring the only run in the bottom of the 9th.  Lyle Graham sparked Burnaby with five hits in eight trips to the plate.  Burnaby received outstanding pitching, Ken Spees tossed a three-hitter in the first game and Al Booth had a five-hit shutout in the second. 

Melville, Beckett (7)
K. Spees and Ivan Spees, Bannerman (8)

Venables (L) and Bellamy
Booth (W) and Spees

(June 3)   Collingwood moved back into third place in the standings whipping North Van Leckies 6-1 behind Carl Homenuke's four-hitter. Stan Black led the Collies with two hits. Wally Hallam contributed a triple. Dave Devlin accounted for the lone Leckies' run with a 2nd inning homer.

Homenuke (W) and Sparrow
Leskiw, Withers (5), Zailo (7) and Beckett

North Van Leckies      6 - 5  .545
West Van Beavers       7 - 6  .538
Collingwood Athletics  6 - 7  .461
Marpole North Stars    4 - 5  .444

(June 4)    Marpole North Stars blanked West Vancouver 2-0 in a mound duel Thursday as Wally Day picked up the win with a two-hitter while Mike Johnson lost while giving up just three hits.

Johnson (L) and Yanchuk
Day (W) and Bellamy

(June 9)   Collingwood made three errors in the 5th inning, resulting in three runs, to hand West Van Beavers an easy 4-1 victory.  Beavers last run came in the 6th when Cece Stein doubled and scored on Harvey Craig's single. Collies got their only marker in the 7th when Walt Hallam scored on a long double by Pete Eades. Cubby Addison had two hits for the winners, Bob Johnson led the Collies with three hits, one a triple.

Mitchell (W) and Yanchuk
Parsons (L) and Sparrow

(June 10)   North Van Leckies moved atop the standings with a 10-5 win over Marpole North Stars at Mahon Park. Gary Pennington of the Stars had the night's longest blow, a triple.

(June 16)   Marpole North Stars got by Collingwood 4-2 as Paul Hlady, a newcomer from Comox, fired three-hit ball for six innings. Bud Venables finished up.

Hlady, Venables (7) and Bellamy
Homenuke (L) and Sparrow

Mike Johnson(June 17)   West Vancouver, with a seven-run outburst in the 6th inning, ripped North Vancouver 8-2. Mike Johnson (right) tossed a three-hitter for the win.  Armstrong had a homer for the winners.

Johnson (W) and Hill
Zailo, Withers (6) and Sikorski

(June 18)   The North Vancouver Leckies had a nine-run inning but still went down to defeat as the Marpole North Stars had two big innings to score a 12-9 victory Thursday at Oak Park.  Stars had eight runs in the 2nd and another four in the third. Right-hander Wally Day got credit for the win relieving in the second inning to stop the Leckies uprising.

Curtis, Withers (2), Vigor (5) and Sikorski
Venables, Day (2) and Bellamy

Pete Eades(June 20)    Pete Eades (left) fourth inning homer proved to be the difference as Collingwood downed West Van 8-3 Saturday at Ambleside Park. Kerry Parsons was the winning hurler with a six hitter.

Parsons (W) and Sparrow
Mitchell (L) and Stein

(June 22)    North Van clipped Collingwood 7-3 in a game which featured a triple play. Collies loaded the bases in the first inning as Ed Ledlin singled and Stan Black and Jack Whyte followed with walks. Ivan Eriksson smashed a liner at third baseman Bob Coupland who caught the drive, stepped on third to retire Ledlin and relayed to Ed Phillips at second for the third out. Bob Barclay picked up the win. He relieved starter Gary Zailo in the second and held the Collies scoreless the rest of the way. Norm Nordby provided the game-winning blow. With two aboard in the third and the Norvans down 3-2, he cracked a triple down the third base line and put his mates into the lead for good.

Homenuke, Parsons (4) and Sparrow
Zailo, Barclay (2) and Sikorski

(June 23)   In an exhibition game, North Van rapped out 15 hits in downing Collingwood 10-2 at Killarney Park.

Zailo, Simons (3), Withers (7) and Myles, Sikorski (3)
Davies (L) and Sparrow

(June 25)   Wally Day was the main man for Marpole North Stars going the route on the mound and rapping a three-run triple as the Stars shaded North Van 5-4.  The win moved the Stars to within a game of the first place Leckies.

Woolstone, Johnson (6) and Stein
Day (W) and Bellamy

North Van Leckies     10 -  8  .556
Marpole North Stars    8 -  8  .500
West Van Beavers       9 -  9  .500
Collingwood Athletics  9 - 11  .450

(June 26)  In an exhibition game, Collingwood, the fourth place team in the Vancouver and District Senior League downed Western Bridge, the Industrial League leaders 9-6.

Bogdanovich, Thrower (4) and Hume
Shaw, Hallam (6) and Sparrow

(June 27)   Marpole North Stars whipped West Van Saturday 14-6.

(June 27)  At the Whalley Tournament Saturday, Maillardville advanced to the semi-finals as Mike Bakaway held Port Coquitlam to one hit in a 3-2 victory.  The lefty fanned ten. Maillardville won it with two runs in the 8th inning.

Cardin (L) and Baldwin
Bakaway (W) and Hucul, Cabana (7)

Bud Venables pitched the shutout, a four-hitter, as Marpole blanked Chilliwack 3-0.

Venables (W) and Bellamy
Brannick (L) and Usher

South Burnaby was out-hit 12 to 6 but managed a three-run first inning and a five-run 4th to down the host Whalley team 8-5. Ken Spees went the route for the win.

Connell, Litzen (L) (1), Gillespie (4) and Beckett
Ken Spees (W) and Ivan Spees

CYO crushed Western Bridge 10-3 to end the first round of play.

Brewer (W), Robertson (7) and Mulhern
Gurniak (L), Venturato (4), Hume (7) and Kozak

(June 28)  Collingwood plated a pair in the first inning and went on to trounce West Van 8-1 as Carl Homenuke held the Beavers to four hits.

Homenuke (W) and Sparrow
Woolstone (L), Mitchell (7) and Hill

(June 28)  North Van Leckies topped North Stars 10-6 Sunday.

(June 29)  A 14-hit Collingwood offense buried North Vancouver 12-2 Monday. Kerry Parsons went the route for the win.

Withers (L), Zailo (2), Leskiw (4) and Sikorski
Parsons (W) and Sparrow

(June 30)   West Vancouver Beavers scored five unearned runs Tuesday to defeat Collingwood Athletics 5-1. Gord Mitchell held the Collies to two hits in gaining the win. Beavers had just three hits but Collingwood made six errors.

Mitchell (W) and Norman
Davies, Homenuke (7) and Sparrow

(July 1)   South Burnaby Athletics crushed Marpole North Stars 11-1 to take top money of $400 in the Whalley Tournament.  Ken Spees, who was the winner in relief in an afternoon semi-final, pitched a three-hitter for his second victory of the day. An eight-run 4th inning put the game on ice.

Mills (L), Venables (4), Donaldson (4) and Bellamy
Ken Spees (W) and Ivan Spees

The Athletics took 11 innings to edge CYO in that semi-final, 4-3. Spees, who took over in the 7th inning with the A's up 3-1, gave up a pair in top of the 9th as CYO fought back for a tie but was the beneficiary of the A's run in the bottom of the 11th for the win.

Robertson (L) and Mulhern
Lapthorne, Ken Spees (W) (7) and Ivan Spees

North Stars reached the final with an easy 9-1 triumph over Maillardville. Wally Day went the route for the win.

Bakaway (L), U'ren (7) and Hucul
Day (W) and Bellamy

(July 2)    Collingwood rallied for four in the 7th inning then held off a Marpole uprising in the bottom of the 7th to post a 7-5 win Thursday night. 

Homenuke, Parsons (7) and Eriksson
Jenkinson (L) and Bellamy

(July 7)   Marpole North Stars moved atop the standings for the first time this season by hammering Collingwood 16-2. Stars combined 11 hits and 11 walks with six Collie errors for the outburst.  Shortstop Jim Tough led the hitters with a triple, double and single. Wally Hallam was best for the Collies with a double and single.

Venables (W) and Bellamy
Davies (L), Homenuke (3), Whyte (6) and Sparrow

(July 10)   North Stars broke a 5-5 tie with a six-run outburst in an extra frame, the 8th, to down Leckies 11-5. Biggest blow of the inning was Jack Mills' triple. Singles by Ed Lorenz and Vince Bellamy and three Leckies' errors aided the Marpole cause.

Moses (W) and Bellamy
Simmons, Withers (5), Zailo (8) and Sikorski

(July 11)    The Baseball Commission of BC announced preparations are being made for the province's first senior playoff since 1934.  President Bill Finlay said five leagues have paid their fees and are now affiliated. Five more have sent in letters seeking affiliation.  The five - Vancouver and District, Lower Mainland, Dewdney, Lower Fraser and Industrial Union - are on the lower mainland while letters have been received from Trail, Prince Rupert, Powell River, Mid Island and Okanagan.

(July 11)   West Vancouver Beavers wiped out a three run first inning deficit with six runs of their own in the first frame on the way to a 15-8 win over Collingwood Saturday. Harvey Craig drove in the winning and insurance runs with a 4th inning triple. Ivan Eriksson hit a three-run homer for the Collies.

Homenuke (L), Davis (1) and Sparrow
Johnson (W) and Norman

(July 12)   West Vancouver moved into a tie for second place in the extremely competitive Vancouver and District circuit just a half game back of leading North Stars winning their second game of the weekend, 8-1 over North Van Leckies. Ernie Norman, who left the Stars for the Beavers a few weeks back, smacked a bases-loaded triple in the first inning to set West Van on the way to the easy triumph. George Woolstone fired a six-hitter for the win.

Woolstone (W) and Norman
Barclay (L), Myles (1), Curtiss (3) and Sikorski

Marpole North Stars  12 - 11 
West Vancouver       13 - 13  0.5
Leckies              13 - 13  0.5
Collingwood          13 - 14  1.0

(July 16)   Catcher Joe Yanchuk drove in winning pitcher Ron Curby with the deciding run as West Vancouver opened up a two-game lead atop the standings with a 4-3 win over Marpole. Curby pitched a six-hitter for the win. Snowy Donaldson, the top senior ball pitcher last year with 13 wins in the old Kingsway League, took the loss. Ron Schultz had a two-run triple for the winners.

Curby and Yanchuck
Donaldson and Bellamy

(July 18)    Ron Schultz homered to account for both West Van runs as the Beavers shutout the North Stars 2-0 behind the pitching of Mike Johnson.

Jenkinson (L), Biggan (4) and Bellamy
Johnson (W) and Yanchuk

(July 19)  West Van came from behind a 4-0 deficit to shade Marpole 5-4 on Sunday to maintain their hold on first place in the league standings.

Hlady, Biggan (7) and Bellamy
Woolstone (W), Mitchell (9), Johnson (9) and Norman, Yanchuk (4)

(July 19)   Collingwood moved into second spot, two games back of the Beavers, when they downed North Van Leckies 12-8 at Killarney Park.  Collies made use of an eight-run 4th inning, highlighted by Frank Vaselenak's homer and doubles by Ed Sparrow, Gary Sinclair and Ivan Eriksson.

Barclay (L), Withers (4) and Devlin
Davies (W), Parsons (6) and Sparrow

(July 23)   Collingwood downed the North Stars 4-3 to remain in the hunt for the league pennant. The A's are a game and a half back of West Vancouver. Carl Homenuke pitched shutout ball until running into trouble in the 7th to claim the mound victory. Homenuke won his own games with a single in the 6th scoring Pete Eades and Ed Sparrow.

Homenuke (W), Davies (7) and Sparrow
Venables (L), Donaldson (1) and Bellamy

(July 25/26)   West Vancouver lost both its final two games to fall into a tie for first place with Collingwood who defeated North Vancouver 8-0. Beavers and Collies will meet Tuesday in a sudden--death final to determine the top spot.

Beavers, who made six errors, lost a 10-7 slugfest to North Van Saturday at Ambleside Park. Playing Manager Paul Massey led the Leckies with a homer. Ken Armstrong had a pinch-hit home run for the Beavers.

Curtiss (W) and Myles
Woolstone (L), Johnson (5) and Yanchuk

On Sunday, Snowy Donaldson two-hit the Beavers in the 3-2 win for Marpole.

Donaldson (W) and Bellamy
Mitchell (L) and Yanchuk

Collingwood, led by Frank Vaselenak's first inning grand slam crushed North Van Leckies 8-0 with Kerry Parsons throwing the shutout. Walt Hallam also had a four-bagger for the Collies.

Parsons (W) and Sparrow
Barclay (L), Withers (7) and Nordby, Myles (4)


West Vancouver       17 - 15 
Collingwood          17 - 15 
Leckies              15 - 15  1.0
Marpole North Stars  14 - 16  2.0

(July 28)  West Vancouver Beavers came from behind to edge Collingwood 6-5 Tuesday night to settle first place in the Vancouver and District Senior League. For coach Jack Jacob it was a sweet victory, his fourth pennant having won senior flags with Collingwood in 1946, 1947 and 1948. Mike Johnson survived seven walks to go the distance for the win. He allowed just four hits while the Beavers had 11 off Carl Homenuke and Kerry Parsons. West Van trailed 5-3 going into the final inning, but rallied for three for the victory. Jack Alton's bloop single in the 7th scored the winning run.

After the Beavers had taken an early 3-1 lead, Frank Vaselanak belted a homer in the 4th to bring the Collies to within a run and Stan Black's two-run double in the 5th gave them the lead. Wally Hallam singled to plate Black for a possible insurance run. 

Johnson (W) and Yanchuk
Homenuke, Parsons (7) and Sparrow

Playoffs : 

(July 30)   The pennant-winning West Van Beavers won their semi-final opener 9-7 over Marpole.  Ron Curby held the Stars to six hits, one of them a three-run homer by Jack Mills. Stein had three hits and knocked in three for the Beavers.

Curby (W) and Yanchuk
Hlady (L) and Bellamy

(July 30)   The Leckies of North Vancouver whipped Collingwood 9-5 as Paul Massey and Keith Myles each had three hits.

Leskiw, Withers (W) (1) and Myles
Parsons (L), Davies (2) and Sparrow


Lower Mainland League

(April 26)   Haney got off to a quick start with a double-header sweep to kick off the Lower Mainland Baseball League schedule.  Haney beat Hammond 5-1 and 2-1. Merv Minty hurled the opener for Haney then relieved starter Reese in the second game to put down a Hammond rally.

(April 26)  South Burnaby walloped Whalley 16-0 in their Lower Mainland League opener.

(April 29)  South Burnaby broke a 3-3 tie with four runs in the 4th inning and went on to an 8-3 victory over Haney Wednesday. Jim Kelly had two hits for the winners, Bob Stinson had a pair for Haney, one of them a triple. Al Booth picked up the win in relief of starter Grant Lapthorne.

Minty (L) and Fisk
Lapthorne, Booth (W) (4) and Spees

(May 1)   South Burnaby won their third straight game to open the season defeating Haney 9-2 at Telosky Stadium. Ken Spees went the distance for the winners allowing three hits. Bill Kinder and Ivan Spees led the hit parade collecting three and two hits respectively.

Ken Spees and Ivan Spees
Hannah, Minty (6) and Fisk

(May 3/4)  South Burnaby notched a 10-6 win over Hammond. Maillardville downed South Burnaby 10-6. Whalley outscored Mission 4-1. Haney won their 4th straight, 5-1 over Whalley and 7-5 over Coquitlam.

(May 6)  Whalley recovered from a 16-0 drubbing in their opener to win their second straight, 5-2 over Maillardville as Lorne Drummond fired a one-hitter.  Maillardville held a 2-0 lead until the third when second baseman Doug Adams knocked in two runs with a double. Whalley added three more in the fifth to sew up the contest.

Drummond (W) and Robinson
Cabana, U'ren (5), LeSage (5) and Slater

(May 6)  At Port Moody, South Burnaby blanked the host team 5-0 as John Davies clouted a grand slam homer and Ken Spees threw a three-hitter.

Payne (L) and Cameron
Ken Spees (W) and Ivan Spees

(May 7)   Coquitlam pushed across a run in the 7th inning to edge Whalley Chiefs 4-3.  Bob Johnson doubled, advanced on an infield out and scored on Don Hart's line-drive single. John Wishlove pitched a four-hitter for the winners. Jack Connell took the loss.

Wishlove (W) and Umira
Connell (L) and Maxwell

(May 9/10)  Whalley Chiefs split their weekend games, dropping a 7-4 decision to Haney before notching a 2-1 win over Port Moody. Haney's Merv Minty went the distance for the first game victory. Jack Connell pitched a five-hitter for his 3rd victory in the second game.

Litzen (L), Drummond (8) and Lamont
Minty (W) and Fisk

Leggart (L) and Cameron
Connell (W) and Lamont

South Burnaby took a pair of games, 7-2 over Mission and 10-1 from Hammond. Al Booth pitched a five-hitter to win the first game and Grant Lapthorne fired a four-hitter for the second game triumph.

Matheson (L) and Burnham, Davies (3)
Booth (W) and Spees

Lapthorne (W) and Bannerman
White, Ingram (7) and Boyer

Ed Henry(May 13)   Veteran Ed Henry, (left) the South Burnaby coach, took the field Wednesday and showed the fans he still had it.  Henry, facing his former pitcher Lorne Drummond, hit the first pitch 400 feet to centre field for a homer, the longest ever hit at Central Park.  It sparked the Athletics to a 9-1 romp over Whalley.  Catcher Ivan Spees also had a four-bagger for the winners. Ken Spees fanned 12 in going the distance for the win.

Drummond (L), Litzen (3), Stone (7) and Robinson
Ken Spees (W) and Ivan Spees

(May 24)    Coquitlam blanked Whalley 3-0.

Stone, Drummond (1) and Robinson
Wishlove, Cardin (1) and Baldwin

Hammond scored five times in the second inning and defeated South Burnaby 5-3.

Walker, White (2) and Boyer
Lapthorne, Booth (2) and Bannerman, Spees (3)

(May 27)   South Burnaby whipped Hammond 9-1 for their 14th victory in 16 games. Bill Kinder led the offense driving in five runs.  Ken Spees pitched a five-hitter for the win, his 6th consecutive triumph.

White (1) and Boyer
K. Spees (W) and Bannerman, I. Spees (2)

(June 2)   Hammond took both games of a home and home twin bill with Whalley.  As visitors, Hammond took the opener 10-7 as Roy Lehman survived 11 hits to go the distance for the win.  At home, Hammond scored two in the 7th and two in the 8th to rally for an 8-7 win.  Don Davis' single scored catcher Bill Taylor with the winning run.

Lehman (W) and Taylor
Cope, Williams (3), Connell (5) and Beckett

Drummond, Litzen (3), Cope (7) and Beckett
Rock, White (2) and Taylor, Stuart (6)

(June 2)   South Burnaby won a pair of exhibition games against teams from the Vancouver & District League, trimming North Van Leckies 7-1 and shading Marpole North Stars 1-0, scoring the only run in the bottom of the 9th.  Lyle Graham sparked Burnaby with five hits in eight trips to the plate.  Burnaby received outstanding pitching, Ken Spees tossed a three-hitter in the first game and Al Booth had a five-hit shutout in the second. 

Melville, Beckett (7)
K. Spees and Ivan Spees, Bannerman (8)

Venables (L) and Bellamy
Booth (W) and Spees

(June 3)   Haney upset South Burnaby, 6-4, stopping Ken Spees winning streak at six.  Haney scored the winner in the 7th inning as Bob Stinson singled, advanced on a sacrifice and came home on Nelson's Carr's safety. John Davies had a homer and two singles for Burnaby. Fisk went the distance for the win.

Fisk (W) and Kelly
Lapthorne, K. Spees (7) and I. Spees

                 W    L   T PTS
South Burnaby   15 -  4 - 0  30
Haney            9 -  8 - 1  19
Whalley          9 - 13 - 0  18
Hammond          9 - 10 - 1  17

(June 4)   South Burnaby and Whalley battled to a 5-5, 10-inning, tie at Bolivar Stadium. Wendell Robinson had a two-run homer for the Chiefs who out-hit the Athletics 10 to 2.

Ruck, Booth (6) and Spees
Connell and Robinson

(June 9)    Hammond moved into a third place tie with Whalley downing the Chiefs 7-4 at Hammond. A five-run 2nd inning, when Hammond had three hits and the Chiefs made three errors, proved decisive. Hitting honours went to Harry Robinson and Dave Milne, both of the Chiefs with two hits apiece.

Connell (L) and Beckett
White (W) and Boyer, Lehman (4)

(June 17)   The powerful South Burnaby Athletics crushed Port Moody 22-3 Wednesday in an inter-league contest at Central Park.  The lopsided win was Burnaby's 20th of the season giving them a 12-point margin on second place Haney.  The A's rapped out 14 hits while Ken Spees was holding the visitors to just four.  The big inning was the 7th when Burnaby scored 12 runs on six hits, seven walks and an error.

Forbes, Davis (1), Forbes (7), Crawford (7) Robittaile (7) and Cameron
K. Spees and I. Spees

(June 17)   Maillardville took an 11-0 lead and held off a late rally by Whalley to notch an 11-5 victory. Mike Bakaway pitched seven shutout innings before giving up two in the 8th and another three in the 9th to the Chiefs. He allowed seven hits overall in registering the pitching win.

Drummond (L), Litzen (3), Cope (5), Robinson (6) and Robinson, Maxwell (6)
Bakaway (W) and Slater

(June 25)   South Burnaby kept winning, registering their 21st win in 27 games, a 9-6 win over Whalley. A three-run 9th inning was the difference. Ken Spees struggled, giving up six hits and six runs, but went the route for the win.

Ken Spees (W) and Ivan Spees
Drummond, Connell (3) and Robinson

(June 27)   At the Haney Tournament, the Industrial League teams were overwhelmed as Mission blanked the Longshoremen 9-0 and Haney topped Nisei 12-3.

(June 27)   South Burnaby punched out 20 hits and saw Port Coquitlam boot the ball seven times in running up an 18-6 score Saturday.  The Athletic's scored in just three innings, but they included four in the first, five in the 7th and nine in the 8th.

Mackie (L), Umari (8), Cardin (8) and Baldwin
Ruck (W), Booth (7) and Spees

(June 27)  Hammond edged Port Moody 1-0 in another inter-league contest.

(June 27)  At the Whalley Tournament Saturday, Maillardville advanced to the semi-finals as Mike Bakaway held Port Coquitlam to just one hit in a 3-2 victory.  The lefty fanned ten. Maillardville won it with two runs in the 8th inning.

Cardin (L) and Baldwin
Bakaway (W) and Hucul, Cabana (7)

Bud Venables pitched the shutout, a four-hitter, as Marpole blanked Chilliwack 3-0.

Venables (W) and Bellamy
Brannick (L) and Usher

South Burnaby was out-hit 12 to 6 but managed a three-run first inning and a five-run 4th to down the host Whalley team 8-5. Ken Spees went the route for the win.

Connell, Litzen (L) (1), Gillespie (4) and Beckett
Ken Spees (W) and Ivan Spees

CYO crushed Western Bridge 10-3 to end the first round of play.

Brewer (W), Robertson (7) and Mulhern
Gurniak (L), Venturato (4), Hume (7) and Kozak

(July 1)   South Burnaby Athletics crushed Marpole North Stars 11-1 to take top money of $400 in the Whalley Tournament.  Ken Spees, who was the winner in relief in an afternoon semi-final, pitched a three-hitter for his second victory of the day. An eight-run 4th inning put the game on ice.

Mills (L), Venables (4), Donaldson (4) and Bellamy
Ken Spees (W) and Ivan Spees

The Athletics took 11 innings to edge CYO in that semi-final, 4-3. Spees, who took over in the 7th inning with the A's up 3-1, gave up a pair in the top of the 9th as CYO fought back for a tie but was the beneficiary of the A's run in the bottom of the 11th for the win.

Robertson (L) and Mulhern
Lapthorne, Ken Spees (W) (7) and Ivan Spees

North Stars reached the final with an easy 9-1 triumph over Maillardville. Wally Day went the route for the win.

Bakaway (L), U'ren (7) and Hucul
Day (W) and Bellamy

(July 2)   Mission and Whalley fought to a 6-6 tie in an inter-league contest.

Scott and Davis
Cope, Gingrich and Beckett

(July 3)  South Burnaby continued to run away from the pack in the Mainland circuit boosting their lead to 18 points over second place Haney downing them 4-2 in 10 innings.

Ruck, Booth (W) (5) and Spees
Minty (L) and Fisk, Kelly (7)

(July 7)   Hammond vaulted into a second place tie with Haney as they beat Whalley 9-5. Doug Adams had the only homer.

Cope, Drummond (6) and Robinson
Rock (W) and Stuart

(July 10)   Haney upset South Burnaby 3-0 as Merv Minty out-dueled Ken Spees

Ken Spees (L) and Ivan Spees
Minty (W) and Fisk

(July 12)   South Burnaby extended its league lead to 18 points Sunday when they defeated Maillardville 6-2 at Central Park. A three-run first inning stood up for the win. Grant Lapthorne threw a four-hitter for the win.

U'ren (L) and Slater
Lapthorne (W), Ken Spees (8) and Ivan Spees

In a wild one at Bolivar Stadium Whalley scored five in the last of the 9th inning to put down Hammond 11-10. Jack Connell's pinch-hit double scored Fred Hole and Dave Milne with the tying and winning runs. Tied 2-2 after four innings, Whalley plated three in the 5th to go ahead 5-2, but Hammond replied with four in the 6th to take a 6-5 lead. Whalley knotted the count with one in the 7th before Hammond again went ahead with a run in the 8th and three more in the top of the 9th. Trailing 10-6, the Chiefs put five on the board for the win. Hammond out-hit the winners 13 to 10.

Stone, Esplin (5), Taylor (9), White (9) and Boyer
Drummond, Cope (W) (9) and Robinson

At Haney Sunday night, Whalley trimmed the home team 10-3 as Ed Litzen and Bob Gingrich combined on a two-hitter.

Litzen, Gingrich (5) and Robinson
Fisk, Heppner (4) and Minty

In an inter-league contest, Haney defeated Mission 12-8 in 12-innings.

                 W    L   T PTS
South Burnaby   29 -  7 - 1  59
Haney           20 - 16 - 1  41
Hammond         15 - 22 - 1  31
Whalley         14 - 21 - 2  30

(July 16)   South Burnaby clinched the Mainland pennant with a 3-2 win over Whalley Chiefs.

Ruck, Booth (W)(4) and Spees
Drummond (L) and Lamont

(July 19)    South Burnaby Athletics celebrated "Alf Buckle Day" at Central Park as they defeated Whalley Chiefs 6-2 to officially clinch the pennant. Buckle, a right fielder with the A's for 14 years, was presented with numerous gifts from fans players and the athletic association. He received his gifts in the 7th inning and promptly showed his appreciation by hitting a triple in his next at bat.

Connell (L) and Lamont
Lapthorne (W), Booth (7) and Spees, Bannerman (3) 

In the evening, the pennant winners continued putting "W's" on the board with a 6-4 win over Hammond as Ken Spees registered another pitching victory.

Ken Spees (W) and Bannerman
Rock (L) and Boyer

Whalley Chiefs dropped a 4-1 decision to Maillardville. Mike Bakaway fired a three-hitter for the win.

Bakaway (W) and Slater
Drummond (L) and Lamont

(July 20)   Collingwood moved up in the standings Monday although no games were played. The league executive, in upholding a protest, took a win away from West Van and a loss away from Collingwood.

(July 23)   Whalley Chiefs scored in the bottom of the 9th to edge Port Moody 6-5 in an interlocking contest. Harry Robinson's infield single scored Merv Maxwell with the winning run.

Miller and Dutkewich
Drummond, Gingrich and Robinson

(July 24)  Maillardville won their 9th straight inter-league game as they downed Haney 12-8 at Telosky Stadium.

(July 26)   South Burnaby finished the regular season 26 points ahead of their nearest challenger with a sweep of a twin-bill from Whalley, 7-4 and 10-1.

The Athletics took an early 6-0 lead in the first game and coasted to the win behind a 12-hit attack. In the second game Ken Spees added one more victory to his win total with a three-hit performance.

Connell (L), Drummond (3) and Lamont
Lapthorne (W), Booth (6) and Spees

Ken Spees (W) and Ivan Spees
Litzen (L), Gingrich (3) and Lamont

(July 26)  Haney took both games of their double-bill from Hammond 9-3 and 6-5.  The league announced it was taking a win away from Whalley for having used an ineligible player, Elgin Keil of the New Westminster semi-pro team. The action leaves the Chiefs in last place, one point behind Hammond.

                 W    L   T PTS
South Burnaby   38 -  9 - 1  77
Haney           24 - 21 - 1  49
Hammond         16 - 26 - 1  33
Whalley         15 - 29 - 2  32

Playoffs : 

(July 29)   South Burnaby walloped Hammond 8-0 in the opening game of their semi-final series. While Ken Spees was setting down Hammond on four hits, the A's collected 10 off losing hurler Roy Lehman, including a triple by Ivan Spees and double by Bill Kinder. Spees and Alf Buckle each knocked in two runs. Buckle also made a defensive highlight when he robbed Joe Finnie of a base hit when he grabbed his liner and threw him out at first base.

Lehman (L) and T. Bowyer
Ken Spees (W) and Ivan Spees

(July 30)   Haney took a one-game lead in their best-of-five semi-final series downing Whalley Chiefs 11-9 although out-hit 13 to 11.  Trailing 9-4 after five innings, Haney exploded for seven runs in the 6th inning for the victory.

Minty, Hannah (W) (5) and Fisk
Drummond, Gingrich (6), Connell (6) and Lamont


Dewdney League

(July 24)   In the game of the season in the Dewdney League, Mission's Ken McDonald fired a one-hitter and Gus Cardine of Coquitlam allowed but two hits as Mission notched a 1-0 victory. Ed Davis singled in the only run in the second inning.

McDonald and Davis
Cardine and Baldwin


Vancouver Industrial League (7 inning games)

(April 27)   Boilermakers and Niseis meet Monday in the opening game of the 1953 season.  The league will operate with six teams with the addition of CYO.  The other entries are Western Bridge, PT Clippers and Longshoremen.

(May 4)   The Industrial Baseball League had an opener for the ages Monday at Powell Street Grounds.  George Fukuyama of Nisei hurled a no-hitter in blanking the Boilermakers 6-0.

(May 5)  Cal Murphy's bases-loaded home run highlighted CYO's 13-7 victory over PT Clippers. John Brewer was credited with the win in a relief role.

Bailey, Rohatynsky (1) and Walton
Frazier, Brewer (W) (3) and Mulhern

(May 8)  Western Bridge exploded for seven runs in the 5th inning and held off a Nisei rally in the 6th to score a 12-11 victory. Westerns' Bud Taggart smashed a homer in the second inning and winning pitcher Ernie Gurniak clouted a two-run triple in the fifth. 

Montgomery, Fukuyama (4) and Inouye
Heckle, Gurniak (4) and Cunningham

(May 9)     Bob Murphy's one-hitter was the highlight of Industrial League play Saturday . Murphy set down the Longshoremen as CYO scored a 7-1 victory. 

Murphy (W) and Stewart, Mulhern (3)
Blitch, Molden (3) and Rondpre

(May 10)  Western Bridge trampled Longshoremen 10-1 Sunday scoring four runs in the 3rd inning and cruising to the win.  Chick Venturato held the losers to two hits.

Venturato (W) and Gunnlaugson, Hume (6)
Craig, Holstein (3), Blitch (3) and Smith

(May 11)   Nisei scored in the first inning and were never headed in setting down the Clippers 8-1 Monday night. Ron Montgomery held the Clippers to four hits.  Segihi poked a pair of doubles for the winners.

Cutler (L) and Walton
Montgomery (W) and Inouye

(May 12)    Home runs by winning pitcher Ernie Gurniak and George Bogdanovich helped Western Bridge to a 7-1 victory over Boilermakers.  Gurniak pitched a neat two-hitter for the win.

Gurniak (W) and Hume
Bailey (L) and Vickers

(May 13)   Nick Craig pitched a four-hitter and slugged a three-run homer to lead Longshoremen to a 15-4 win over the Clippers. The winners rapped out 15 hits and took advantage of 10 Clippers' errors.

Craig and Rondpre
SlowskI, Bailey (1), Sloan (6) and Miller

(May 20)   CYO and Boilermakers battled to a 3-3 draw.  Norm Ethrington, with a triple, had the longest blow of the night for the Boilermakers.

Fraser, Murphy (7) and Stuart, Mulhern (7)
Gless  and Berg

(May 24)   Nisei clobbered Boilermakers 10-2 behind the pitching of Ron Montgomery. The losers had a disastrous day in the field making eight errors.

Dailey (L), Williams (5) and Thipps, Berg (5)
Montgomery (W) and Inouye, Oikawa (5)

After the Clippers had scored four runs in the bottom of the 7th inning to tie, CYO plated three in the 8th to notch an 8-5 victory as the Clippers made seven errors while CYO played error-free. John Brewer picked up the win in relief.

Murphy, Brewer (W) (6) and Mulhern
Rohatynsky (L) and Hiller

(May 26)   Longshoremen clipped the Clippers 3-2 as Doug Hemmerling knocked in the winning run with a double in the 6th inning. Norm Delaire was superb in a losing cause, hurling a two-hitter.

Delaire (L) and Miller
Blitch (W) and Rondpre

(May 27)   CYO downed Nisei 11-7 in an error-studded game at Powell Grounds. Russell held Nisei to four hits in pitching the win. Hubbo Matsuzaki had the night's longest hit, a triple in the 5th inning.

Fukuyama (L), Tahara (1), Fukuyama (1), Montgomery (3) and Inouye
Russell (W) and Stewart

(June 2)  Western Bridge walloped the Clippers 16-1 as diminutive Leon Brandolini paced the attack with a home run and a triple.  Bud Taggart also homered for the winners. Ernie Thrower hurled a seven-hitter for the win.

Rohatynsky, Drew (5), Delaire (5) and Miller
Thrower and Kozak

CYO ran up their 8th straight win Tuesday whipping Longshoremen 11-6. Ray Rondpre of the losers had the lone home run. 

Craig, Blitch (3) and Rondpre
Murphy, Fraser (2) and Mulhern

                  W   L   T  PTS
CYO               8 - 0 - 1  17
Western Bridge    6 - 2 - 0  12
Longshoremen      4 - 4 - 0   8
Nisei             3 - 4 - 0   6
Clippers          2 - 6 - 0   4
Boilermakers      9 - 7 - 1   1

(June 3)  Western Bridge demolished Boilermakers 20-1, rapping out 15 hits and being helped by 10 errors by the losers. Ernie Gurniak tossed a four-hitter for his fourth straight win.

Forbes, Bailey (2), xxx (6) and Berg
Gurniak (W) and Kozak, Hume (6)

(June 4)   Clippers and Longshoremen fought to a 2-2 draw at Powell grounds.  Longshoremen's Jerry Blitch had the only extra base hit, a double in the 5th. He and Norm Delaire for the Clippers both had route-going performances on the mound.

Delaire and Miller
Blitch and Smith

(June 5)   Nisei held CYO to a 2-2 draw Friday night.  Bob Murphy pitched a two-hitter for CYO and George Fukuyama a six-hitter for Nisei.

Fukuyama and Okano
Murphy and Stuart

(June 9)   The Industrial League had its first protest last night when CYO dropped a 6-5 decision to Western Bridge. CYO is upset about a call not made in the 6th inning when a fan touched the ball allowing the winning run to score. Previous to this, CYO homers by Ron Franklin and Peg Duff had given them a two-run lead.

Brewer, Fraser (6) and McLennan
Venturato, Gurniak (3) and Kozak, Hume (5)

(June 10)   Ron Montgomery pitched a brilliant two-hitter as Nisei whipped the Clippers 12-0 at Powell Grounds Wednesday.  Nisei put the game away in the third inning when they pushed across five runs.  Seichi Tahara led the winners with three hits, including a triple.

Montgomery and Okano
Rohatynsky, SWanson (5) and Miller

(June 16)   CYO won a protest of its June 9th game against Western Bridge. The game is to be replayed at a later date.

(June 16)   Aided by seven errors by the Boilermakers, Nisei notched an 8-4 victory. George Fukuyama scattered eight hits for the win.

Fukuyama (W) and Okano
Forbes (L) and Phipps, Paialunga

(June 17)   Down 7-1 going into the 6th and final inning, Clippers exploded for seven runs to down a shocked CYO squad 8-6.

Rohatynsky, Godson (4), Delaire (5) and Miller
Murphy, Russell (5) and Mulhern

(June 18)   Doug Hemmerling belted a homer in the bottom of the final frame to give Longshoremen as 3-3 draw with Western Bridge. 

Venturato and Hume
Blitch and Rondpre

(June 22)  Western Bridge topped CYO 6-3 behind a three-hit pitching effort by Ernie Gurniak. Keith Watley and Jack Hatch each had a triple.

Gurniak (W) and Kozak
Fraser, Brown (7) and Mulhern

(June 23)   Nisei got a 6th inning homer by Seichi Tahara to down Clippers 3-1 Tuesday.  Winning pitcher Ron Montgomery and loser Norm Delaire each allowed just three hits.

Delaire (L) and Miller
Montgomery (W) and Yamada

(June 24)    Chick Venturato held Boilermakers off the scoreboard Wednesday for his first shutout as Western Bridge won, 5-0. He allowed just three hits. Leon Brandolini paced the winners with a triple and two runs batted in. Jack Hatch, with a triple, was best for the losers.

Venturato (W) and Hume
Vickers (L) and Paialunga

(June 25)    Young Nick Craig fired a no-hitter Thursday night giving Longshoremen a 4-1 win over the Clippers. Craig retired 19 in a row at one point and would have had a shutout except for two errors in the 6th inning which lead to the Clippers' lone run.

Craig (W) and Rondpre
Godson (L) and Miller

(June 26)   Nisei handed CYO three runs in the first inning and then went on the offensive to clobber CYO 16-6 Friday.  Nisei took advantage of nine CYO errors.

Russell, Fraser (2), Sherban (5) and Mulhern
Kimoto, Montgomery (6) and Okano, Yamada

(June 26)  In an exhibition game, Collingwood, the fourth place team in the Vancouver and District Senior League downed Western Bridge, the Industrial League leaders 9-6.

Bogdanovich, Thrower (4) and Hume
Shaw, Hallam (6) and Sparrow

(June 27)   At the Haney Tournament, the Industrial League teams were overwhelmed as Mission blanked the Longshoremen 9-0 and Haney topped Nisei 12-3.

(June 27)  The Boilermakers Paialunga held the Longshoremen to four hits in throwing a shutout Saturday.

Paialunga (W) and Phipps
Blitch (L) and Rondpre

(June 27)  At the Whalley Tournament Saturday, Maillardville advanced to the semi-finals as Mike Bakaway held Port Coquitlam to one hit in a 3-2 victory.  The lefty fanned ten. Maillardville won it with two runs in the 8th inning.

Cardin (L) and Baldwin
Bakaway (W) and Hucul, Cabana (7)

Bud Venables pitched the shutout, a four-hitter, as Marpole blanked Chilliwack 3-0.

Venables (W) and Bellamy
Brannick (L) and Usher

South Burnaby was out-hit 12 to 6 but managed a three-run first inning and a five-run 4th to down the host Whalley team 8-5. Ken Spees went the route for the win.

Connell, Litzen (L) (1), Gillespie (4) and Beckett
Ken Spees (W) and Ivan Spees

CYO crushed Western Bridge 10-3 to end the first round of play.

Brewer (W), Robertson (7) and Mulhern
Gurniak (L), Venturato (4), Hume (7) and Kozak

(June 29)  Ken Paialunga spaced six hits as Boilermakers tripped Nisei 6-4 in an extra inning.  Don Tompkins, Bill Hughes and Dick Phillips belted doubles for the winners.

Paialunga (W) and Phipps
Montgomery, Fukuyama (3), Tahara (7), Kimoto (8) and Okana, Yamada (3)

(June 30)  CYO got back in the win column Tuesday scoring four runs in the 6th and final inning to down Clippers 8-5.

Fraser, Murphy (4) and Stuart, Mulhern (4)
Rohatynsky (L) and Miller, Blount (3)

(July 1)   South Burnaby Athletics crushed Marpole North Stars 11-1 to take top money of $400 in the Whalley Tournament.  Ken Spees, who was the winner in relief in an afternoon semi-final, pitched a three-hitter for his second victory of the day. An eight-run 4th inning put the game on ice.

Mills (L), Venables (4), Donaldson (4) and Bellamy
Ken Spees (W) and Ivan Spees

The Athletics took 11 innings to edge CYO in that semi-final, 4-3. Spees, who took over in the 7th inning with the A's up 3-1, gave up a pair in the top of the 9th as CYO fought back for a tie but was the beneficiary of the A's run in the bottom of the 11th for the win.

Robertson (L) and Mulhern
Lapthorne, Ken Spees (W) (7) and Ivan Spees

North Stars reached the final with an easy 9-1 triumph over Maillardville. Wally Day went the route for the win.

Bakaway (L), U'ren (7) and Hucul
Day (W) and Bellamy

(July 3)  Nisei had just five hits but combined them with five Longshoremen errors in an 11-5 triumph. Ron Montgomery was the winning pitcher.

Montgomery (W) and Yamada
Blitch, Craig (5) and Molden, Rondpre (6)

(July 6)   Longshoremen scored three times in an extra inning to down Boilermakers 7-4,  Boilermakers had scored a pair in the bottom of the 7th to knot the count at 4-4. The 8th inning outburst came on an error, two walks and consecutive singles by Jack Marsh and Lorne Dale. Nick Craig was steady with a five-hitter for the win.

Craig (W) and Rondpre
Williams (L), Paialunga (7) and Paialunga, Phipps (7)

(July 7)   Home runs by George Bogdanovich and Joe Donegan powered Western Bridge to a 9-2 win over CYO.

Murphy (L) and Street, Paris (3)
Gurniak (W) and Hume

(July 10)   The Industrial League saw a sparkling pitching duel Friday as Nisei went 11 innings to shade Longshoremen 2-1. Kimoto allowed Longshoremen a run in the first inning then blanked them the rest of the way.  Nick Craig went nine innings allowing just a single run.

Craig, Blitch (10) and Rondpre
Kimoto and Oikawa

(July 11)  A nine-run third inning carried Western Bridge to a 13-8 win over the Clippers.

Dickson, Venturato (3), Thrower (5) and Kozak, Hume (4)
Chizewski, Godson (3), Delaire (5) and Miller

(July 12)  Longshoremen defeated Western Bridge 7-4.  Smith and Ray Rondpre homered for the winners. Westerns.

Blitch, Craig (4) and Rondpre
Bogdanovich and Hume, Watley (8)

(July 16)  George Fukuyama was the story as Nisei clobbered Western Bridge 11-1. Fukuyama allowed just four hits and provided the big low for the winners with a home run. A five-run third inning put Nisei on the path to victory.

Fukuyama and Oikawa
Venturato (L(, Thrower (3), Dickson (7) and Hume

(July 17)   Nick Craig pitched a five-hitter and slugged a home run to lead Longshoremen to a 6-2 win over CYO.

Murphy (L) and Mulhern
Craig (W) and Rondpre

(July 19)   Another solid pitching effort by Ron Montgomery helped Nisei to a 6-1 decision over Boilermakers.

Montgomery (W) and Okano
Delaire (L), Rohatynsky (5) and Phipps, Paialunga (6)

CYO downed the Clippers 6-4.

Dredge (L) and Miller
Fraser (W) and Stewart

Clippers edged the Boilermakers 5-4 as Chizewski scattered nine hits to claim the mound victory.

Chizewski (W) and Blount
Paialunga, Delaire (7) and Phipps, Paialunga (7)

(July 20)   Nisei were able to collect just two hits off the CYO's Bob Murphy and Bob Brewer but they, combined with three errors, proved to be enough for a 4-1 victory Monday night.  George Fukuyama limited CYO to just four hits for the win.

Murphy, Brewer (3) and Mulhern
Fukuyama (W) and Oikawa

(July 23)  Nisei, aided by two walks and a hit batter, edged the Clippers 2-1 behind Ron Montgomery's four-hitter.

Dredge, Chidd (8) and Miller
Montgomery (W) and Oikawa

(July 24)    Aided by seven Western Bridge errors, Boilermakers managed a 5-5 tie Friday night.  Ernie Gurniak and Ernie Thrower held the Boilermakers to just one scratch hit. Gurniak was the big man in the Westerns' batting lineup with a triple and double.

Thrower, Gurniak (7) and Watley, Hilworth (7)
Delaire, Rohatynsky (7) and Paialunga

(July 26)   CYO moved back into first place Sunday crushing Western Bridge 10-0 behind the shutout pitching of Bob Brewer.

Brewer (W) and Mulhern
Venturato, Dickson (3) and Hume, Kozak (6)

(July 26)  Longshoremen trounced the Clippers 11-3 as Nick Craig picked up the pitching victory and Doug Hemmerling rapped a homer.

Craig (W) and Rondpre
Chizewski, Godson (3) and Blount, Miller (3)

(July 26)   Boilermakers edged Clippers 3-2.

Amiel (W) and Phipps
Chedd, Godson (3) and Miller

(July 27)    The Longshoremen handed Ernie Gurniak his first loss of the season Monday night notching a 1-0 victory even though Gurniak allowed just two hits, as did winning pitcher Jerry Blitch.  Gurniak had won seven straight. Tony Gutenburg drove in the only run in in the second inning.

Blitch (W) and Rondpre
Gurniak (L) and Hume, Kozak (5).

(July 28)    CYO padded its lead atop the standings with an 11-2 thumping of the Boilermakers at Powell Grounds. Scott Fraser allowed just three hits in posting the win.

Fraser (W) and Murphy, Mulhern (1)
Rohatynsky (L) and Phipps, Delaire (6)

 (July 29)    Longshoremen scored their second straight shutout Wednesday blanking Nisei 3-0. Nick Craig, son of Nick Craig of softball fame, allowed the Nisei just two hits.  Kimoto gave up just six.

Kimoto (L) and Oikawa
Craig (W) and Rondpre

(July 30)  Chick Venturato pitched a neat three-hitter Thursday as Western Bridge toppled the Clippers 10-3.

Godson (L), SlowskI (3) and Miller
Venturato (W) and Hume

Playoffs :


Northwest Semi-Pro Baseball League

(May 24)   Everett dumped Westminster 9-1 as Conover pitched a six-hitter.

Conover (W) and Cooper
Nagle (L), Parrish (5) and Anderson


Vancouver High School

(May 20)   Barry Arnett must be asking what one has to do to win a ball game. The King Edward high school junior hurler pitched a brilliant no-hitter Wednesday but came out on the short end of a 2-0 score against Kitsilano at Connaught Park. Both runs were unearned.  Kitsilano's Jim Weir was almost as good firing a one-hitter. Don Lorz, Arnett's catcher, had the only safety, a single in the second inning.

Arnett (L) and Lorz
Weir (W) and Sherlock