1955 Intercounty Game Reports     

(May 12)   Preston Elkins led Kitchener on the mound and at the plate as the Panthers kicked off the 1955 Intercounty Baseball season with a 9-3 victory over Galt Terriers before about 1,000 fans at Kitchener. The right-hander went the distance scattering eight hits and belted a three-run homer in the 2nd inning.  Catcher Harry Psutka also had a four-bagger for Kitchener in the 2nd frame.  Bill Cooper took the loss.

Cooper (L), Yednock (2) and xxx
Elkins (W) and Psutka

(May 14)   Oshawa Merchants went through five pitchers but still notched an 11-8 win over London Majors. A six-run 8th inning proved decisive for Oshawa.  Wilmer Fields picked up the win in relief.  Roy Lefevre, Merchants' playing manager, led the offense with a triple and two singles.  Jack Colvin added a double and two singles. Doug Crossley led the Majors with three singles.

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xxx, xxx, xxx, xxx, Fields (W) and xxx

(May 14)  St. Thomas downed Kitchener Panthers 8-4, taking advantage of six Kitchener errors.  Al Dumouchelle settled down after a shaky start to capture the win. Butch Lawing was the Elgins top hitter with a double and two singles. Dick Welkin belted a homer for the losers.

Bill Allan, Bob Schnurr (5) (L), Ed Arthur, Preston Elkins and xxx
Al Dumouchelle (W) and xxx

(May 14)  Branford Red Sox whipped Galt Terriers 18-2.

xxx and xxx
Don Robertson (W) and xxx

(May 19)   Kitchener 6 Brantford 5

(May 20)   St. Thomas 10 Galt 5

(May 21)   Centre fielder Fred Thomas drove in three runs with a triple and double to pace Oshawa to a 8-0 win over St. Thomas.  Lefthander Harry Schaeffer scattered ten hits to register the win.  Al Dumouchelle took the loss.

Dumouchelle (L), Dorest (4) and Glenn
Schaeffer (W) and xxx

(May 21)  London Majors topped Galt 11-7.  Lefty Lew Fisher picked up the win over Jack Halpin.

Halpin (L) and xxx
Fisher (W) and xxx

(May 21)  Kitchener Panthers edged Brantford 7-6.

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xxx and xxx

(May 23)   London and St. Thomas split a double-header at St. Thomas.  Elgins took the opener 8-6 with the Majors bouncing back for a 3-2 win in the second game.

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(May 23)  Don Robertson allowed just five hits in pitching Brantford Red Sox to a 4-2 win over Galt Terriers.  It was the Terriers 5th straight defeat.

Robertson (W) and xxx
xxx and xxx

(May 25)   Galt Terriers of the Intercounty League, with five straight loses,  have hired a new manager.  Bob Milligan of Detroit, a manager since 1946 replaces Bert Pankratz.

(May 27)   London 4 Kitchener 0

(May 28)  Galt 5 Kitchener 4 (10 innings)

(May 31)   Don McLennan clouted a bases-loaded triple in the bottom of the 8th inning as London Majors shaded Brantford 6-5.  Red Sox rallied for four runs in the 9th but fell short.  Bob Simpson tossed a six-hitter for the win.  Don Robertson allowed just six hits but walked eight in taking the loss. 

Robertson (L) and xxx
Simpson (W) and xxx

(June 1)  London 5 Brantford 1, St. Thomas 11 Galt 7

(June 2)   The cellar-dwelling Galt Terriers surprised the league-leading Oshawa Merchants, downing the leaders 5-4.  A wild pitch by Jeep Jessup with the bases loaded allowed Ralph Brawner to score the winner in the 9th.  Dan Lewandowski went the distance to win for Galt.  Bill Bowman clouted a homer for the winners, Wilmer Fields had a four-bagger for Oshawa.

Fields, Myer (6), Jessup (9) and xxx
Lewandowski (W) and xxx

St. Thomas and Kitchener split a twin-bill. Elgins took the opener 7-5 while Kitchener came from behind to win the second 4-3.

Elgins erupted for six runs in the first inning of the first game and were never headed.  Gene Florcyk picked up the with in a relief role. 

Elkins (L) and xxx
Tommy White, Florcyk, Dumouchelle (7) and xxx

A two-out single by Mike Pontarelli knocked in the winning run in the 7th inning as Kitchener won the second game 4-3. 

xxx and xxx
Bill Jamieson, Hank Ambrose (L) (7) and xxx

(June 4)   London Majors, with three homers in the 1st inning, notched their 6th straight win Saturday, downing Kitchener 7-1.  Right fielder Gerry Wilson started the long ball barrage followed by leftfielder Russ Evon and first baseman Emil Tellinger who added their own four-baggers.  Wilson and Tellinger each had three hits.  Bob Simpson held the Panthers to six hits in taking the win.

Simpson (W) and xxx
Welker (L), Elkins (4) and xxx

(June 4)   Centre fielder Willie Casanova singled to drive in the winning run in the 11th inning as St. Thomas edged Brantford 4-3.  Red Sox second baseman Ron Hodara make a lunge for the ball but in glanced off his glove.  Al Dumouchelle went the route for the win.

Robertson (L) and xxx
Dumouchelle (W) and xxx

(June 6)   It was a night of fireworks in the Intercounty League as Oshawa clouted Brantford 19-8 and London topped Galt 12-3.

Lefty Harry Schaeffer had a shutout for six innings against the Red Sox and coasted to the mound decision in spite of Brantford's six-run 7th inning.  The game featured nine homers.  Wilmer Fields belted a pair for the Merchants with Bill Turk, Rollie Leveille and Roy Lefevre adding solo shots.  Brantford homers came from George Carruth, Harry Fisher, Tom McGrattan and Ron Campaign.  Merchants chases Brantford starter John Hreljac in the first inning after the first three batters hit safely.

Schaeffer (W) and xxx
Hreljac (L), John Clarke (1), Bill Chivers, Robertson and xxx

At Galt, there were five homers as the Majors scored the 12-3 triumph.  Centrefielder Don McLennan was the offensive star for the winners with a homer, double and single.  Moose Tellinger and Gerry Wilson added four-baggers.  For the Terriers, Jim Gorban and Jim Martin hit home runs.

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(June 10)   Bill Jamieson fired a six-hitter to lead St. Thomas by London, 4-1.  Lefties Jamieson and Lew Fisher were in a tight pitchers' duel into the 7th inning when catcher Stanley Glenn poked a two-run homer for the Elgins.  St. Thomas added another pair in the 8th to record their 6th win without a loss at home this season.  Jamieson fanned six without issuing a base on balls.  He had two singles and a walk in three trips to the plate.

Fisher (L) and xxx
Jamieson (W) and xxx

(June 16)   More than 5,000 fans turned out as Toronto Maples Leafs of the International League thumped Brantford Red Sox of the Intercounty League 16-6 in an exhibition game.  Proceeds from the match were destined for the Shriners' hospitals for children.  Leafs exploded for six runs in the first inning, four coming home on Don Griffin's bases-loaded homer.  Mike Goliat belted a three-run homer in the 2nd and Lew Morton had a two-run shot in the 7th.  Pitcher Al Gavey had  a homer for the Red Sox. 

Gavey, Plender (6) and Baker
Hoover, Red Fahr, Ray Shore Griffin, Berberet (6)

(June 22)   Catcher Doc Glenn drove in four runs with a homer and single to pace St. Thomas to a 9-8 win over Oshawa.  Third sacker Ray Urban added three hits, one a triple, and two runs batted in.  Wilmer Fields and Bill Turk belted homers for the Merchants.  Al Dumouchelle registered the win, his 4th of the season. 

Dumouchelle (W) and Glenn
xxx, xxx, xxx and xxx

(June 22)   Harry Fisher won his 4th game in pitching Brantford to a 7-2 victory over Galt Terriers.  Playing manager John Lockington had four hits to lead the offense.  Tommy McGrattan, Red Sox, rightfielder, belted his 3rd homer of the season.  Jim Martin took the loss giving up 11 hits. He fanned ten.

Fisher (W) and xxx
Martin (L) and xxx

(June 23)   Leftfielder Ted O'Connor clouted a three-run homer with two out in the 9th inning to hand Oshawa Merchants an 8-6 win over St. Thomas.  Fred Thomas and Fred Etcher also belted homers for the Merchants.  O'Connor added a pair of singles. Don Butler led the Elgins with three hits.

Ambrose (L) and xxx
xxx and xxx

(June 23)  Kitchener Panthers come from behind to top London Majors 5-4.  Panthers scored a pair in the 8th to win their third straight.

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(June 24)  Gentry Jessup won his third straight start holding St. Thomas to six hits in the Terriers' 8-1 victory.  He had 8 strikeouts in going the distance.  An error in the 8th cost him a shutout.  Second baseman Harry Evans led the offense with two homers, a double and single. 

Jessup (W) and xxx
Florcyk (L) and xxx

(June 24)   In a game which featured 28 hits and 7 errors, London Majors shaded Brantford Red Sox, 11-10.  Catcher Dale Creighton belted a homer, triple and double to pace the Majors.  Ronnie Hodara, the Brantford shortstop, drove in four runs with a double and two singles.  Red Mingle picked up the win, pitching into the 6th inning.  Don Robertson, who relieved in the 2nd for the Red Sox, was the loser.  He had 11 strikeouts.

Mingle, xxx (6) and xxx
xxx, Robertston (L) (2) and xxx

(June 26)   Kitchener Panthers poked out 16 hits in beating Galt Terriers 10-2.  Preston Elkins starred for the winners, pitching a seven-hitter and collecting three hits in four trips.  Tex Kaiser belted a pair of triples and Dan Chepkauskas added two doubles. 

Elkins (W) and xxx
Lewandowski (L) and xxx

(June 26)   Shortstop Les Thomas singled in catcher Doug Cossey in the 5th inning and it stood up as London blanked St. Thomas 1-0.  Cossey had led off the inning with a double.

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(June 26)   Oshawa had two, four-run innings on the way to an 11-5 win over Brantford.  Lefty Harry Schaeffer registered his 5th straight mound victory. Tom McGratton belted two homers and Harry Fisher had one for the Red Sox.

Schaeffer (W) and xxx
Gavey (L) and xxx

(June 27)   The Oshawa Merchants love to see Johnny Ambrose of St. Thomas on the mound in the late innings.  Last Thursday, the righthander gave up a three-run homer in the 9th to give Merchants an 8-6 win.  Last night it was a 10th inning homer to Wilmer Fields to hand Oshawa a 3-2 victory.  Eddie Drapcho went the distance with a four-hitter for his 2nd win.  Fred Thomas had a homer for the winners and Rollie Leveille had two doubles and a single.  Jim Halkard, the Elgins first baseman, had three of the four St. Thomas hits.

Drapcho (W) and Leveille
Ambrose (L) and xxx

(June 27)   Shortstop Dolph Regelsky broke up a pitchers' duel with a two-run homer in the 6th inning and Kitchener went on to a 3-1 win over Brantford.  Jimmy Wilkes, the Red Sox centrefielder had given Brantford an early lead with a first inning homer.

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(June 30)  Jim Martin, with 9th inning relief by Dan Lewandowski, pitched Galt to a 4-2 win over Kitchener Panthers.  Martin had a shutout until the 8th inning. 

Martin (W), Lewandowski (9) and xxx
Maldovan (L) and xxx

(July 1)   Kitchener Panthers and Oshawa Merchants split a twin-bill.  Oshawa won the opener 8-6 as Freddie Thomas belted a three-run homer.  Paul Robinson picked up the win in relief.

xxx, xxx, Paul Robinson (W) and xxx
Schnurr (L) and xxx

In the night contest, Panthers punched out 12 hits of starter Ed Drapcho and reliever Paul Robinson to win 8-3.  Dolph Regelsky and Jack Curran had homers for Kitchener.  Wilmer Fields had a four-bagger for Oshawa.  Preston Elkins went the distance for the win.

Drapcho (L), Paul Robinson and xxx
Elkins (W) and xxx

(July 1)   St. Thomas got a two-run homer by Ralph Brawner in the first inning but that's all they would get as Gene Florcyk then blanked the Terriers the rest of the way in a 6-2 win for St. Thomas. Florcyk allowed just five hits to post his 5th win against one defeat.  Doc Glenn led the attack driving in three runs with a pair of doubles. 

Lumley (L), Jessup (5) and Anderson
Florcyk (W) and Glenn

(July 1)   Galt Terriers erupted for 15 hits to dump London Majors 11-3 in the second game of a double-header at Galt. 

Don Lewandowski had a shutout until the 9th inning before the Majors broke loose for three runs.  Marv Raab and Ralph Brawner led Galt each with three hits.  Brawner drove in three.  Harry Evans, Wray Upper and Bill Gordynec had two apiece.  John "Sonny" Andrews bashed a two-run homer in the 3rd inning.  Don Creighton bashed a two-run homer for the Majors. 

Fisher (L), Best (6) and Cossey
Lewandowski (W) and Bowman

Oshawa      13  7
London      12  8  1
Kitchener   12 10  2
St. Thomas  12 12  3
Galt         9 12  4.5
Brantford    7 15  7

(July 2)   St. Thomas Elgins topped London Majors 10-4.  Doc Glenn's three-run homer in the 6th inning was the key blow.  Jim Halkard added a two-run homer for the winners while Dale Creighton bashed one for the Majors. 

Bill Jamieson (W) and xxx
Bob Simpson (L) and xxx

(July 2)   Wilmer Fields drove in three runs with a homer and triple to lead Oshawa to a 5-3 win over Galt.  He scored twice.  His 8th inning homer was described as one of the longest blows ever seen at Dickson Park traveling an estimated distance of more than 500 feet.  Newcomer Cecil Hall pitched into the 8th inning to pick up the win.  Jim Martin, forced into starting due to Jeep Jessop's sore arm, went the distance for the losers.  Ralph Brawner belted a homer for the Terriers.

Hall (W), Myers (8) and Leveille
Martin (L) and Anderson

(July 2)   Kitchener Panthers handed Brantford its 6th straight loss, 12-10, with a 19-hit attack.  Outfielder Dan Chepkauskas led the way with four safeties.  Vern Kaiser, a National Hockey League player in the winter, belted a two-run homer in the 7th to follow Tommy McGrattan's two-run shot in the 4th.  Shanty Clifford was best for the Red Sox with a double and three singles, three runs batted in and a stolen base.

Panthers took an early 6-0 lead but the Red Sox roared back with five runs in the 4th and another three in the 6th to go in front, 8-6.  But the roof fell in for the Sox in the 7th as Kitchener exploded for six markers. Preston Elkins picked up the win, in relief. Don Robertson took the loss.

xxx, Robertson (L) and xxx
xxx, Elkins (W) (6) and xxx

(July 2)   St. Thomas scored a 10-4 triumph over London Majors.  Catcher Doc Glenn bashed a three-run homer in the 6th inning to clinch the win for the Elgins.  Jim Halkard had a two-run homer and Dale Creighton had a solo shot for the losers.  Bob Jamieson gave up 13 hits but went the distance for the win.  Bob Simpson was the loser.

Jamieson (W) and xxx
Simpson (L) and xxx

(July 3, 1955)  

Oshawa      14  7
London      14  9
Kitchener   13 10
St. Thomas  13 12
Galt         9 13
Brantford    7 16

(July 4)   Lefty Harry Schaeffer scattered nine hits to notch his 7th win against just one loss as Oshawa topped London Majors 6-3. Jack Colvin, Hal Keller and Marvin Rich each had two hits for the Merchants.  Rollie Leveille had a run-scoring triple.  Gord McMackon had a double and two singles for the Majors. 

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Schaeffer (W) and xxx

(July 5)   Eddie Drapcho fired a three-hitter as Oshawa topped Kitchener 5-1.  The left-hander from Princeton University retired the last 15 batters to face him.  He fanned five in evening his record at 3-3.  Fred Thomas belted a two-run homer for the Merchants.  Roy Lefevre, Wilmer Fields and Hal Keller each had two hits. Vern Kaiser led the Panthers with a pair of safeties.

Maldovan (L) and xxx
Drapcho (W) and xxx

(July 6)   Brantford Red Sox downed London Majors 5-3 to break a six-game losing streak.  Right-hander Harold Bishop held the Majors to seven hits in posting the win, his first since joining the Sox a week ago.  Jimmy Wilkes and Tommy McGratton belted two-run homers.  Ron Campaign had a pair of doubles and a single for the Sox. 

Best (L) and xxx
Bishop (W) and xxx

(July 7)   The league-leading Oshawa Merchants won their 5th straight with a 10-2 win over Brantford.  Cec Hall allowed just five hits in going the distance for the win.  Wilmer Fields drove in four runs with a pair of hits.  Playing-manager Roy LeFevre also had two hits. 

Earl MacDonald (L), xxx, xxx and xxx
Hall (W) and xxx

(July 7)  Kitchener moved into second place with an 11-4 victory over St. Thomas.  Bill Allan scattered ten hits in posting the win.  He had 10 strikeouts without allowing a walk.  Vern Kaiser drove in five runs for the Panthers with three hits, one of them a three-run homer. 

Allan (W) and xxx
Dumouchelle (L), Jamieson (5) and xxx

(July 8)   Brantford Red Sox announced the acquisition of infielder Stan Breard from Oshawa.  He played for the Red Sox in 1954 and managed the team for the first half of the season.  This season, the Sox, unable to meet Breard's salary terms, sold his contract to the Merchants.  He's a switch hitter who can played shortstop or second base.  He's the third player signed by Brantford this week.  Earlier, the club signed second baseman Lonnie Blair from Pennsylvania and lefty pitcher Earl MacDonald who formerly played in the Laurentian League.

(July 8)  Galt Terriers allowed 13 hits and committed seven errors in handing London Majors an 11-8 victory.  Pete Karpuk led the winners with three hits, one of them a homer, and three runs scored. Dale Creighton had a homer and single, drove in two runs and scored a pair.  Ralph Brawner was the big gun for Galt with a homer, two singles, three runs scored and two driven home.  Bob Simpson went the route for the win.

Simpson (W) and Cossey
Lewandowski (L), Jessup (5), Martin (7) and Bowman

(July 9)   Harry Schaeffer tossed a two-hitter to win his 6th straight as Oshawa topped London Majors 4-1.  Schaeffer had a no-hitter through seven innings.  Majors broke the spell in the 8th combining two hits with an error for their only run. Roy Lefevre led the attack with a home run and two singles.  Hal Keller and Fred Etcher each had two hits.

Schaeffer (W) and xxx
Lew Fisher (L), xxx (9) and xxx

(July 9)  Kitchener Panthers moved back into second place in the Intercounty standings with a 5-3 win over St. Thomas. Johnny Maldovan and Bill Allen combined on a four-hitter.  Bobby Schnurr banged out a triple and two singles, drove in the winning marker and scored a pair. Pat O'Keefe belted a homer in the 9th.  Ray Urban had a circuit blow for the Elgins.

Maldovan (W), Allen (8) and xxx
Florcyk (L), xxx and xxx

(July 9)  Galt Terriers downed Brantford 5-3.  It was the 18th loss in 26 games for the Red Sox.  Terriers scored all five runs in the 7th inning on four singles, a walk and an error.  Jim Martin and Jeep Jessup handled the mound chores for the winners.  Don Robertson of Brantford had a two-hitter through six innings before the roof caved in.  Shanty Clifford had a homer for the Red Sox.

Robertson (L), xxx (7) and xxx
Martin, Jessup and xxx

(July 11)   St. Thomas announced the release of pitcher Johnny Ambrose, a 25-year-old right-hander from New Jersey. 

(July 11)   Oshawa stretched its undefeated streak to six games with a 10-1 decision over St. Thomas.  Eddie Drapcho went the route for the win allowing just five hits.  Freddie Thomas was the hitting star with five runs batted in on a homer, double and triple.  Fred Etcher had three hits and Ted O'Connor had a pair. 

Jamieson (L) and xxx
Drapcho (W, 4-3) and xxx

(July 12)   London Majors finally got the best of Oshawa downing the Merchants 6-1 for their first win in four starts against the Merchants.  Bill Best, making his first home start of the season, held Oshawa to seven hits in taking the mound victory and helped at the plate with a two-run double.  Wilmer Fields, the Oshawa hitting star, was ejected in the 7th inning after an argument with the umpire over a third strike.

Best (W) and xxx
xxx and xxx

Oshawa      19 8
Kitchener   15 12
London      14 12
St. Thomas  13 16
Galt        11 14
Brantford    8 18

(July 13)   Brantford downed Kitchener Panthers 5-2.  Harry Fisher pitched a seven-hitter and helped his cause with a two-run homer in the first inning. 

Allan (L), Ambrose (1) and xxx
Fisher (W) and xxx

(July 13)  St. Thomas broke a four-game losing string with a 4-2 win over London Majors.  Al Dumouchelle went the distance for the win, his 6th in 11 decisions.  Butch Lawing belted a two-run homer in the 7th.  Gord McMackon had a homer for the Majors.

Dumouchelle (W, 6-5) and xxx
Simpson (L, 6-4) and xxx\

(July 14)   Oshawa Merchants wiped out a 5-0 deficit with a late rally to shade Galt 6-5.  Freddie Thomas cracked a grand-slam homer in the 7th and the Merchants scored two in the bottom of the 9th to secure the victory.  Ted O'Connor drove in the tying and winning runs with a double.  Ralph Brawner had three hits and two runs scored for the Terriers.

Lewandowski, Martin (L) (7), Jessup (9) and Bowman
Schaeffer, Myers (W) (6) and Leveille

(July 15)   Lefty Bill Jamieson pitched a seven-hit shutout as St. Thomas whipped Brantford 8-0.  Jim Halkard led the attack with a homer and two doubles.  Don Butler and Ray Urban each had two hits.  Harold Bishop took the loss.

Jamieson (W) and xxx
Bishop (L), MacDonald (8) and xxx

(July 16)  Kitchener downed the Majors 8-2 at London to move to within 3 1/2 games of the league lead. Lefty Allan held the Majors to seven hits in gaining the win.  Panthers jumped on starter Lew Fisher to take a 3-0 lead in the 3rd inning.  Vern Kaiser, with a homer and two singles, led the Kitchener attack. 

Allan (W) and xxx
Fisher (L), Stead (8) and xxx

(July 16)   Galt Terriers upset Oshawa Merchants 10-5 as Jeep Jessup and Chick Longest, a pair of former Negro leaguers paced the attack with three hits apiece.  Longest had a homer, two singles, knocked in four runs, stole a base and scored two. Jessup, who went the distance to register the pitching win, drove in three markers. 

Hall (L), Schaeffer (6) and Leveille
Jessup (W) and Anderson

(July 16)   Brantford Red Sox erupted for six runs in the 8th inning to top St. Thomas Elgins 7-2. Sox sent 11 batters to the plate and notched the six runs on four hits, two errors and a sacrifice.  Don Robertson went the distance for the win, his 4th against seven losses.

Robertson (W) and xxx
Florcyk (L), xxx (8) and xxx

(July 18)   Al Dumouchelle spoiled Alex Kvasnack's debut as Kitchener manage as the 30-year-old right-hander limited the Panthers to seven hits in a 10-4 victory for St. Thomas.  Kvasnack took over after Dick Walker's resignation on Saturday.  Willie Casanova led the offense driving in three runs with three hits in four trips.  Stanley Glenn knocked in a pair with a double and single.  Herm Mason, the Elgins' shortstop clubbed a three-run homer in the 8th inning.  Dick Curran homered for the Panthers. 

Ambrose (L, 0-7), Allan (5) and xxx
Dumouchelle (W) and xxx

(July 18)   Brantford topped Galt 8-3 as Harry Fisher starred for the Red Sox.  He went the distance on the hill and had three hits, including a two-run homer.  First baseman Shanty Clifford had four hits in five trips.

Fisher (W) and O'Connor
Martin (L), Lumley (4) and Bowman

(July 18)   London Majors upset league-leading Oshawa 13-1 as outfielder Gerry Wilson drove in six runs with six hits, including a two-run homer and a triple. Dale Creighton belted a three-run homer in the first inning.  Bill Best held the high-powered Merchants to six hits. 

Best (W) and xxx
Drapcho (L) and xxx

(July 19)   Brantford Red Sox posted their 3rd consecutive victory, 5-4 over London.  Luther "Shanty" Clifford's two-run homer was the big blow for the winners.  A brilliant relief effort by Don Robertson saved the day.  Robertson relieved starter Earl McDonald in the 6th inning with none out and the bases loaded and proceeded to shut down the Majors without a hit the rest of the way.  Bob Simpson took the loss.  Dale Creighton had a homer for London.

McDonald (W), Robertson (6) and O'Connor
Simpson (L) and Cossey

(July 19)  In an outstanding pitching duel in Kitchener as Johnny Maldovan bested Jeep Jessup as the Panthers topped the Terriers 1-0.  Each pitcher allowed just five hits.  The only run came in the 7th inning.  Vern Kaiser opened with a single to right and reached second on an error. A ground-out moved him to third and a bad-hop single to short by Don Oberholtzer rolled into left field for a double.  In the 8th inning Kitchener's Bobby Schnurr was thrown out at home after tripling to right-centre. 

Jessup (L, 6-1) and Anderson
Maldovan (W) and Psutka

(July 20)   Ollie Wall belted a grand slam home run and two singles to drive in five runs as St. Thomas whipped Galt 7-1.  Gene Florcyk held the Terriers to eight hits in registering the win, his 6th.  Ray Urban had three hits for the winners and Wray Upper had three for Galt.

Lewandowski (L), Lumley (8) and Anderson
Florcyk (W, 6-3) and Reaume

(July 21)   Oshawa Merchants pounded out 17 hits in demolishing Brantford 20-7.  The winners erupted for three huge innings when they scored eight in the second and five each in the 5th and 8th. Wilmer Fields drove in three runs with two doubles and a single for the Merchants. Fred Etcher had three hits. Jimmy Wilkes led the Red Sox with a homer, two doubles and a walk.  He scored four times and drove in a pair.

Bishop (L), xxx, xxx, xxx and xxx
Fields (W), xxx and xxx

(July 21)   Kitchener's Billy Allan fired a no-hitter as the Panthers shutout London 3-0.  It was the first no-hit game in the modern history of the Intercounty League.  Allan, in registering his 7th win, struck out four and walked three.  In the 8th inning a sparkling defensive play by third baseman Bobby Schnurr saved the no-hitter. First sacker Pat O'Keefe drove in a run with a double and triple. The no-hitter was the first in the loop since private Eddie Bush performed the feat back in the war years with the Stratford Nationals.

Lew Fisher (L), Stead (8) and xxx
Allan (W, 7-3) and xxx

Oshawa        21 10
Kitchener     19 14  3
St. Thomas    17 17  5.5
London        15 16  6
Galt          12 18  8.5
Brantford     12 21  10

(July 22)   Kitchener Panthers exploded for five runs in the 8th inning to take an 8-6 decision from Galt Terriers. Dick Walker, who picked up the win in relief, cracked a homer and knocked in two runs and also scored a pair.  Harry Evans belted a three-run homer for Galt.

Maldovan, Ambrose (4), Walker (W) (7), Allan (8) and Psutka
Martin, Lewandowski (L) (8),  Jessup (8) and Anderson

(July 23)   Oshawa Merchants downed last-place Brantford 10-5.  Eddie Drapcho, Oshawa's ace southpaw, helped his own cause with a three-run homer in the 2nd inning and a run-scoring single in the 4th.  Hal Keller had two hits and drove in two for the winners.  Stan Lipka led all hitters with three safeties, two of them doubles.

Drapcho (W) and xxx
xxx and xxx

(July 24)   Harry Schaeffer tossed a seven-hitter in Oshawa's 6-1 win over Kitchener at Maple Leaf Stadium in Toronto.  Schaeffer who won his 9th game, against just one setback, fanned six and walked only one.  Wilmer Fields led the offense with three hits, one a towering homer in the 3rd inning.  Freddie Thomas also homered for the Merchants and add two singles.  Catcher Harry Psutka's homer averted a shutout for the Panthers.

Schaeffer (W) and xxx
Ambrose (L), Welker and xxx

(July 25)   Oshawa Merchants notched their 5th straight win, downing Galt Terriers 11-4.  Rollie Leveille paced the winners with four hits and three runs batted in.  Freddie Thomas had a double and two singles and scored three times.  Jim Grober had a homer and single for Galt.  Billy Myers held the Terriers to seven hits in picking up the win.

Jessup (L, 6-2) and Bowman
Myers (W, 4-2) and Leveille

(July 26)   Bill Allan fired a six-hitter to lead Kitchener over London, 2-1.  Pat O'Keefe's 6th inning homer provided the margin of victory. 

Allan (W) and xxx
Best (L) and xxx

(July 27)  Chick Longest is the best of the Galt hitters in statistics up to games of Monday.  His .354 average is well ahead of the runnerup Marvin Raab at .320.  Playing manager Ralph Brawner is third at .306 and leads in home runs with six and runs batted in, 25.

(July 27)   St. Thomas used the home run ball to whip Oshawa Merchants 12-2.  Jim Halkard bashed a pair and Butch Lawing and Doc Glenn each had one.  Hal Keller had a homer for the Merchants.  Al Dumouchelle won his 8th game in going the distance. 

Dumouchelle (W, 8-5) and xxx
Drapcho (L, 5-5), Hall (5) and xxx

(July 27)   Earl MacDonald held London to just four hits as Brantford downed the Majors 5-1.  Red Sox had just five hits off Lew Fisher but were help by three London errors.  Harry Fisher drove in two runs.  Gerry Wilson accounted for the London scoring with a leadoff homer in the first inning.

MacDonald (W) and xxx
Lew Fisher (L) and xxx

(July 28)   Gordy McMackon sinGled in Gerry Wilson with the winning run in the 13th inning as London Majors shaded Galt Terriers 6-5. Bob Simpson, London right-hander, was horrible for one inning and brilliant for twelve.  He gave up five hits, including a two-run homer to Bill Bowman in the first inning, then blanked Galt on seven hits the rest of the way to register the win.  He fanned 11 and walked two.  Jeep Jessup was the loser although he allowed just two hits in his six innings of work.  Wilson had three hits for London, Ralph Brawner had three for Galt.

Blackmore, Jessup (L) (8) and Bowman, Anderson
Simpson (W) and Cossey

(July 28)   Kitchener Panthers beat Oshawa 9-6.  Right-hander John Maldovan picked up the win. For the Merchants, Billy Myers was slated to pitch for Harry Schaeffer, who was injured.  But, Myers was unable to continue and Oshawa finished with playing-manager Roy Lefevre, the second baseman on the mound. 

Schaeffer ?, Myers, Lefevre and xxx
Maldovan (W), xxx (8) and xxx

(July 29)  The Intercounty League batting race is dominated by Oshawa Merchants.  In statistics up to and including games of the 28th, Wilmer Fields tops the circuit with a .416 mark, followed by teammates Roy Lefevre, .396, and Rollie Leveille, .394.  Jim Halkard of St. Thomas leads in home runs, with 9, and Freddie Thomas of Oshawa is tops in runs batted in, with 42.  Harry Schaeffer of Oshawa has the most wins, nine.

(July 29)   Doc Glenn and Willie Casanova each belted two-run homers to lead St. Thomas to a 14-9 win over Brantford.  Don Butler had five hits for the Elgins.  Stan Breard had a three-run homer for the Red Sox and Harold Bishop added a bases-empty shot. Chuck Hinman lasted into the 9th to pick up the win in his first Intercounty start.  Harry Fisher and Stan Lipka each had three hits for the Sox.

Hinman, Florcyk (9) and xxx
xxx and xxx

Oshawa        24 12
Kitchener     22 15
St. Thomas    19 17
London        16 18
Galt          12 21
Brantford     13 23

(July 30)   Jimmy Wilkes bashed a grand-slam homer as part of Brantford's five run 6th inning as the Red Sox held on to shade Galt Terriers 5-3.  It was one of four homers.  Shanty Clifford had three hits, including a homer for the Sox.  Ralph Brawner and Chick Longest replied with four-baggers for Galt.  Harry Fisher was the winner.

Fisher (W) and O'Connor
Lumley (L), Martin and Anderson

(July 30-31)  The Oshawa Merchants of the Intercounty League displayed their league-leading form over the weekend defeating the West Toronto league leaders Mahers 5-3 Saturday at Earlscourt Park and crushing the Western City League all-stars 5-0 and 12-4 Sunday at Willowvale Park.  Before losing to Oshawa, Mahers stopped Milanis 5-4 to take over top spot from the Oakville Oaks. Moe Galand's big bat sparked the winners. He cracked a leadoff homer in the first and slugged another in the third. Cliff Lowcock pitched five-hit ball for the victory.

Home runs by Fred Thomas and Rollie Leveille provided the Merchants with their margin of victory. Leveille paced the winners with three hits.  Manager Roy Lefevre added a two-run single. 

Oshawa took full advantage of the short fences at Willowvale. Rich had a pair of homers in the first game and the Merchants pounded four more in the second. Hal Keller poled a pair which, along with two singles, accounted for six runs. Leveille and Lefevre each clouted a homer and Lefevre added a pair of singles. Jim Tont and Joe Wiona banged circuit blows for the all-stars.

(August 1)

Oshawa        24 13
Kitchener     22 16
St. Thomas    20 18
London        17 18
Brantford     14 23
Galt          13 22

(August 1)  Elgins' Al Dumouchelle held Kitchener to just four hits in blanking the Panthers 4-0.  He fanned six and walked three.  Bill Allan was the loser, victimized by four errors.

Dumouchelle (W) and xxx
Allan (L), xxx (7) and xxx 

(August 1)  London Majors topped St. Thomas 8-6. A double-play with the bases loaded in the 9th inning saved the day for the Majors.  Gord McMackon made a diving catch of Butch Lawing's liner and doubled Willie Casanova off first to end the game.

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xxx and xxx

(August 1)  Galt Terriers scored four runs in the 1st inning and went on to thump Oshawa 10-4.  Jim Martin and Don Lewandowski combined on a six-hitter to down the Merchants.  Wray Upper and four hits and Sonny Andrews and Bob Gordynec each had three.

Martin (W), Lewandowski (8) and Anderson
Hall (L), Myers (4), Lefevre (9) and Leveille

(August 2)   Don Robertson blanked Galt Terriers on eight hits as the Red Sox notched a 3-0 win at Brantford. Home runs in the 2nd inning by Tommy McGratton and Shanty Clifford proved enough for the win.  The two-run blast by Clifford was his second in as many games against Galt. Robertson, a right-hander who pitched for the Toronto Maple Leafs of the International League, fanned nine in picking up his 3rd win of the season. Gentry Jessup allowed just seven hits in taking the loss.

Jessup (L) and Anderson
Robertson (W) and O'Connor

(August 2)  Catcher Rollie Leveille broke up a marathon at London with a homer in the 18th inning to give Oshawa Merchants a 4-3 win over the Majors.  Oshawa had scored in the 8th to tie the match at three apiece. The teams then battled through 9 scoreless innings before Leveille struck in the top of the 18th.  Both pitchers, Harry Schaeffer for the Merchants and Lew Fisher for London, went the distance. 

Schaeffer (W) and Leveille
Fisher (L) and Cossey

(August 3)  Wilmer Fields, in just his third start of the season, fired a three-hit shutout as Oshawa blanked Galt Terriers 2-0.  He fanned six and walked two.  Merchants tallied the only run they needed with two out in the 3rd inning when George Brabin singled to centre and Marv Rich and Cec Hall followed up with base hits.   Dan Lewandowski gave up 10 singles in taking the defeat.  Terriers lost the services of Chick Longest when the outfielder left for an opportunity in pro ball with Burlington, Vermont, of the Provincial League.

Fields (W) and Leveille
Lewandowski (L) and Anderson

(August 4)   Kitchener's Johnny Maldovan fired a three-hit shutout as Galt went down to its 3rd straight whitewash, 5-0.  He had nine strikeouts and walked just one.  Mike Pontarelli belted a homer in the 4th to provide the Panthers with their winning marker.  Catcher Harry Psutka had two hits and drove in a pair.  Centrefielder Dick Walker had an RBI without an official at bat.  He walked twice, was hit twice and laid down a sacrifice in five trips.

Martin (L) and Bowman
Maldovan (W, 8-3) and Psutka

(August 4)   Oshawa pounded out 18 hits in trouncing London Majors 14-5. The league's leading hitters, Wilmer Fields and Roy Lefevre of Oshawa, each had three hits.  One of Fields' safeties was a bases-loaded double. 

Drapcho (W) and xxx
McKay (L), Colman (7) and xxx

(August 7)   Oh what a finish!  After London Majors had scored five runs in the 8th and another three in the top of the 9th to take a 10-6 lead, Galt Terriers exploded for six in the bottom of the 9th to notch a 12-10 victory.  Bill Bowman provided a dramatic finish crushing a walk-off, grand-slam homer to give Terriers the win.  In the 8th, pinch-hitter Lew Fisher blasted a grand-slam homer for the Majors.  Wray Upper had a big day with four hits and a walk in five trips.  Marv Raab had three safeties.  Les Thomas had three hits and three runs batted in for the Majors.

Simpson, McKay (7), Best (L) (8) and Cossey
Jessup (W) and Anderson

(August 7)   Brantford Red Sox keep their playoff hopes alive jumping into an 8-0 lead and holding on to down Oshawa 8-6.  Tommy McGratton bashed a two-run homer for the Red Sox and Rollie Leveille crushed a three-run homer for the Merchants.  McGratton and Cec Hall each had three hits.

Myers (L), Hall (2) and xxx
Harry Fisher (W), Robertson (8) and xxx

(August 7)   St. Thomas Elgins trounced Kitchener Panthers 11-2.  Gene Florcyk fired a seven-hitter for the win, his 7th of the season.  Elgins punched out 15 hits, include a pair of homers by Butch Lawing who drove in four runs. Jim Halkard had a three-run homer in the 8th, his 10th of the season.

Ambrose (L), Fryfogle (5) and xxx
Florcyk (W, 7-3) and xxx

Oshawa        27 14
Kitchener     23 17  3.5
St. Thomas    21 18  5
London        17 21  8.5
Brantford     16 23  10
Galt          14 25  12

(August 8)   Billy Allan held London to eight hits as Kitchener beat the Majors 4-1.  Allan bested right-hander Bill Best.

Best (L) and xxx
Allan (W) and xxx

(August 8)   Wilmer Fields led Oshawa to a 5-1 win over St. Thomas.  Fields was the winning pitcher, allowing nine hits in his seven innings of work, and had three hits in four trips to the plate.  Merchants score three times in the first inning to register enough for the win. 

xxx and xxx
Fields (W), xxx (8) and xxx

(August 9)   Brantford Red Sox defeated London Majors 4-1 behind Earl MacDonald's four-hitter. Ron Hodara and Harry Fisher led the Sox attack each with two hits.  Fisher drove in two runs and Hodara scored a pair.

Lew Fisher (L) and xxx
MacDonald (W) and

Oshawa        28 14
Kitchener     24 17  3.5
St. Thomas    21 19  6
London        17 22  9.5
Brantford     16 23  10.5
Galt          14 25  12.5

(August 10)   Brantford Red Sox took over sole possession of the 4th and last playoff spot with a 7-5 win over St. Thomas.  Sox jumped on Elgins' starter Chuck Hinman for four runs in the first inning and were never headed.  Don Robertson, who relieved in the 2nd inning, picked up the win, his 6th in 14 decisions.  A highlight of the game was a steal of home by Elgins' Herm Mason.

Hinman, Dumouchelle (2) and xxx
Hal Bishop, Robertston (W) (2) and xxx

Oshawa        28 14
Kitchener     24 17  3.5
St. Thomas    21 20  6.5
London        17 22  9.5
Brantford     17 23  10
Galt          14 25  12.5

(August 11)  Right-hander Johnny Maldovan fired a seven-hitter to blank Brantford Red Sox 3-0. He also knocked in the only run he needed with a 5th inning single. Harry Bishop allowed eight hits in taking the loss.

Maldovan (W) anc xxx
Bishop (L) and xxx

(August 11)   Harry Schaeffer, the Intercounty League's leading pitcher, won his 11th as Oshawa Merchants whipped Galt Terriers 9-1.  Merchants broke the game wide open with four runs in the 3rd inning. Catcher Roy Levielle had three hits for the winners.  Fred Etcher belted a three-run homer and Ted O'Connor had a solo shot.   Wilmer Fields drove in two runs with a double and single and Roy Lefevre had two hits and scored a pair. Dick Anderson had three hits for Galt.

Lewandowski (L), Lumley (5) and Anderson
Schaeffer (11-2) and Leveille

(August 12)   Jim Martin fired a four-hitter and provided a timely double to drive in a run as Galt Terriers blanked St. Thomas 2-0.  He fanned nine and walked two.  Martin bested Gene Florcyk who allowed just six hits in taking the tough-luck defeat.

Florcyk (L) and Reaume
Martin (W) and Anderson

(August 14)   The Toronto Maple Leafs of the International League acquired Hal Keller of the Oshawa Merchants.  Keller has been Leaf property since 1952 but has been playing with the Merchants of the Intercounty League. 

(August 15)   Don McLennan led the London Majors to an 8-2 win over Galt.  The centrefielder had three hits, including a triple and double, knocked in a pair, stole a base and scored three times.  On Gord McMackon-Booster Night in London, McMackon had two hits, one a double, a drove in a pair. Frank Colman had three hits.  Bob Simpson went the distance for the win.

Jessup (L), Martin (7) and Anderson
Simpson (W) and Cossey

(August 15)   Oshawa Merchants rode Eddie Drapcho's six-hitter to a 6-2 win over Brantford Red Sox.  Wilmer Fields drew three walks and scored a pair for the Merchants.  The Sox only runs came in the 8th on Jimmy Wilkes' single and Stan Breard's sac fly.

Drapcho (W) and xxx
xxx and xxx

(August 16)   Kitchener Panthers topped St. Thomas 6-2 behind southpaw Billy Allan who won his 10th of the season. Catcher Harry Psutka led the offense with a homer, double and two singles. Doc Glenn was best of the Elgins with a homer double and single. 

Allan (W, 10-4) and xxx
xxx and xxx

(August 16)   London Majors beat Oshawa 8-3 as the Merchants made six errors. Gord McMackon led the Majors with three hits.  Wilmer Fields, hit hard in his six innings on the mound, had three hits, including a homer and double. Bill Best scattered eight hits in going the distance for the win.

Best (W) and xxx
Fields (L), xxx (7) and xxx

Oshawa        30 15  --
Kitchener     26 17  3
St. Thomas    21 22  8
London        19 23  9.5
Brantford     18 25  11
Galt          15 27  13.5

(August 17)   St. Thomas broke a four-game losing string with a 5-4, 10-inning win over London Majors at Pinafore Park. Jim Halkard drew a bases-loaded walk to score Willie Casanova with the winning run.  Don Butler led the attack with a homer and double.  Russ Evon had a homer and two singles for London.

Lew Fisher (L), Simpson (10) , McKay (10) and xxx
xxx and xxx

(August 18)   Oshawa Merchants just about clinched top spot in the Intercounty loop with a 2-1 victory over Kitchener.  Hard-luck Johnny Ambrose took the loss in spite of holding the Merchants to four hits.

Ambrose (L) and xxx
xxx and xxx

(August 18)   Brantford Red Sox scored three runs in the 1st inning and made them stand up for a 3-1 win over Galt Terriers.  Don Robertson held the Terriers to seven hits to take the mound victory.

Lewandowski (L), Martin (8) and Anderson
Robertson (W, 7-8) and O'Connor

Oshawa        31 15  --
Kitchener     26 18  4
St. Thomas    22 22  8
London        19 24  10.5
Brantford     19 25  11
Galt          15 28  14.5

(August 19)   St. Thomas Elgins downed Galt 5-2 to all but eliminate any chance the Terriers had to win a playoff spot.  Al Dumouchelle tossed a five-hitter and fanned 13 in posting his 10th win.  Herm Mason put the Elgins in front with a two-run homer in the 2nd inning.  The winning run came in the 3rd on a single by Doc Glenn and Jim Halkard's double to right. Butch Lawing led the winners with three hits.

Lumley (L) and xxx
Dumouchelle (W) and xxx

(August 20)   Al Dumouchelle fired a five-hitter with 13 strikeouts to lead St. Thomas to a 5-2 triumph over Galt.  Herm Mason belted a homer for the Elgins and Butch Lawing had three hits.

Lumley (L) and Anderson
Dumouchelle (W) and Glenn

(August 21)   London Majors dumped Kitchener Panthers 16-5, punching out 18 hits.  Russ Evon led the parade with a pair of homers.  Bob Simpson went the distance holding the Panthers to eight hits.

Simpson (W) and xxx
xxx and xxx

(August 21)   Brantford left-hander Earl MacDonald pitched the Red Sox to an 8-2 victory over St. Thomas.  He allowed just seven hits in registering his 4th straight win. 

MacDonald (W) and xxx
Jamieson (L), xxx (7) and xxx

(August 21)   Wilmer Fields belted a grand slam homer and a three-run shot and scored three times to lead Oshawa Merchants to a 12-7 win over Galt Terriers.  Marv Rich, Cec Hall and Fred Etcher each had three hits for the winners.  Eddie Drapcho survived ten hits to pick up the win. At the plate, Drapcho had two hits, scored a run and even stole a base.

Drapcho (W) and Leveille
Martin (L), Lewandowski (2) and Anderson

Oshawa        32 15  --
Kitchener     26 19  5
St. Thomas    23 23  8.5
London        20 24  10.5
Brantford     20 25  11
Galt          15 30  16

(August 22)   Brantford's Harry Fisher shutout Kitchener on six hits as the Red Sox won 4-0.  Stan Breard and Shanty Clifford belted homers for the Sox. 

Fisher (W) and xxx
Oberholzer (L) and xxx

(August 22)   St. Thomas Elgins downed Oshawa 7-1 behind Gene Florcyk's solid pitching.  Elgins plated three unearned runs in the first inning.  Wilmer Fields took the loss.

Florcyk (W) and xxx
Fields (L, 4-2) and xxx

(August 23)   A three-run 5th inning carried London Majors to a 4-1 win over Galt.  Gord McMackon's two-run triple was the key hit.  Bill Best held the Terriers to seven hits in gaining the win.  He fanned 11and walked 3.  Jeep Jessup gave up seven hits in taking the loss.

Best (W) and Cossey
Jessup (L) and Anderson

(August 23)   Don Robertson held Kitchener to seven hits as Brantford scored a 3-1 victory over the Panthers.  Johnny Ambrose took the hard-luck loss, his 10th without a win.  Sox scored in the first inning on a walk to Ron Hodara, Jimmy Wilkes' single and an infield out.  They made in 2-0 in the third as Luther Clifford singled in Tom McGratton who had doubled.  The third marker scored on an error in the 6th. Kitchener notched its only run in the 6th on a fielder's choice.

Robertson (W) and O'Connor
Ambrose (L, 0-10) and Psutka

(August 23)  Industrial Lumber of the West Toronto Baseball League dropped a 4-0 decision to Oshawa Merchants of the Intercounty loop in an exhibition contest.  Wilmer Fields, the much-travelled Oshawa outfielder contributed a 380-foot double and a couple of fielding gems to the Merchants' cause.

(August 24)   With a two-run rally with two out in the bottom of the 9th, St. Thomas edged Galt 3-2.  The win clinched a playoff berth for the Elgins, the defending champions.  Shortstop Herm Mason's single to left scored Marc Reaume with the winning run.  Butch Lawing's homer in the second marked the first run for the Eglins and he scored the tying run in the 9th as he led off with a walk and scored on Reaume's second double of the game.  The contest featured a strong pitching duel between Jim Martin of the Terriers and Al Dumouchelle of the Elgins until Martin was ejected in the 7th inning for arguing an umpire's call.  Sonny Andrews had four hits to pace the Terriers.

Martin (L), Lewandowski (7) and Anderson.
Dumouchelle (W) and Reaume, Glenn

(August 24)   London Majors dumped Brantford Red Sox 8-1 to regain possession of fourth place in the league standings.  Lew Fisher went the distance for the win allowing just five hits. Doug Cossey's two-run homer in the 2nd inning provided enough for the victory for the Majors. A five run 8th inning, which included Don McLennan's two-run homer, put the game out of reach. 

Lew Fisher (W) and xxx
MacDonald (L) and xxx

(August 25)   Bob Simpson had a no-hitter into the 9th inning as London shutout Kitchener 4-0. Panthers outfielder Don Oberholzer singled with one out in the 9th to break up the no-hit bid.  Simpson fanned four and walked two.  Simpson's mound opponent was Bill Allan who fired a no-hitter earlier in the season.  Allan allowed six hits in taking the loss.  Majors' playing-manager Frank Colman belted a two-run homer in the 6th inning. 

Simpson (W) and xxx
Allan (L) and xxx

(August 22)   Harry Fisher blanked Kitchener on six hits as the Red Sox scored a 4-0 victory.  It was Fisher's 9th win. Stan Breard and Shanty Clifford belted homers.  Don Oberholtzer, in his first mound appearance, went the distance in taking the loss.

Fisher (W) and xxx
Oberholtzer (L) and xxx

St. Thomas upset the league-leading Oshawa Merchants 7-1 behind Gene Florcyk's mound work. Elgins put the game away with three unearned runs against Wilmer Fields in the first inning. 

Florcyk (W) and xxx
Fields (L, 4-1) and xxx

(August 26)   Cec Hall fired a six-hitter as Oshawa blanked St. Thomas 4-0 behind the slugging of Wilmer Fields who pounded a homer, double and single in four trips.  Elgins' manager Tommy White took the loss in his first game of the season.

Hall (W) and xxx
White (L) and xxx

(August 26)   Brantford Red Sox shaded London Majors 6-5 getting home runs from Harry Fisher and Luther Clifford

Best (L) and xxx
xxx and xxx

(August 26)   Galt Terriers took advantage of a short-handed London club to dump the Majors 9-6.  A four-run 4th inning was key for the Terriers. Bob Gordynec's double drove in three.   Wray Upper had three hits and scored a pair of the winners.  Dennis Brodeur led the Majors with three hits and and two runs batted in. Reliever Jim Martin picked up the win.

Ambrose, Pontarelli (L) (4), Kaiser (6) and Curran
Lumley, Martin (W) (4) and Anderson

Oshawa        33 16  --
Kitchener     26 23  7
St. Thomas    25 24  8
London        23 25  9.5
Brantford     23 26  10
Galt          16 32  16.5

(August 28)  London Majors broke loose for two runs in the bottom of the 9th inning to down Galt 6-5 in the first game of a twin-bill for the Terriers.  Russ Evon's sacrifice fly scored Gerry Wilson with the deciding marker. Evon scored three runs.  Les Thomas paced the Majors with three hits.  Winning pitcher Lew Fisher added a pair of hits.  Sonny Andrews had three safeties for Galt. 

Lew Fisher (W) and Cossey
Jessup (L) and Bowman

(August 28)    St. Thomas downed London 7-2 getting to Majors' starter Bob Simpson for single runs in each of the first three frames, two in the 4th and a pair in the 8th.  Bill Jamieson was the winner.

Simpson (L), Best (8) and xxx
Jamieson (W) and xxx

(August 28)   The last place Galt Terriers wound up the regular season with a 10-7 victory over Kitchener in a game which featured 12 errors, 7 by the Panthers.  Dick Anderson led the attack with a homer and single and three runs batted in.  Wray Upper had a homer and two singles and two runs batted in.  Marv Raab had three hits. Dan Lewandowski went the route for the win.

Fryfogle, Kaiser (8) and xxx
Lewandowski (W) and xxx

(August 28)    Brantford Red Sox whipped Oshawa 14-1 as Shanty Clifford drove in five runs with a pair of homers and a single.  The win moved the Sox into a tie with London for the 4th and last playoff spot. Winning pitcher Harry Fisher, who allowed just four hits, blasted a three-run homer. Sox jumped on Merchants' starter Billy Myers for four runs in the first inning. 

Myers (L), Lefevre (4) and xxx
Fisher (W) and xxx

Oshawa        33 17  --
Kitchener     26 24  7
St. Thomas    26 24  7
London        24 26  9
Brantford     24 26  9
Galt          17 33  16

(August 29)   With an unofficial batting mark of .425, Wilmer Fields of Oshawa Merchants, has captured the 1955 batting title in the Intercounty Baseball League.  Fields had 77 safeties in 181 at bats.  He also led the league in home runs, 12, and runs batted in, with 55. Harry Fisher of Brantford was the runnerup at .375 and 46 RBI.  Two other Oshawa batsmen finished 3rd and 4th.  Roy LeFevre hit .359 and Rollie Leveille .356.  Butch Lawing of St. Thomas was 5th at .342 and Shanty Clifford of Brantford ended at .338.  LeFevre topped the IBL in doubles, 18, and stolen bases, 15. Harry Schaeffer was the loop's top hurler with a 12-2 record.  Harry Fisher was close behind with 12 victories and 4 defeats.  Don Robertson of Brantford had the most strikeouts, 116.

(August 29)   Brantford Red Sox gained a playoff berth with a 2-1 victory over London Majors in a sudden-death game.  Jimmy Wilkes knocked in the winning run in the 9th inning.  Earl MacDonald and Don Robertson combined on a six-hitter for the Red Sox.  Lew Fisher allowed just six hits in taking the loss.

MacDonald, Robertson (W) and xxx|
Fisher (L) and xxx


PLAYOFFS :  

(Aug 30)  Oshawa Merchants took the opener of a best-of-five playoff series 8-6 over Kitchener.  A four-run 5th inning was the difference.  Harry Schaeffer held the Panthers scoreless until the 8th inning when Kitchener scored a pair. Kitchener erupted for four in the 9th to make it close.  Merchants had scored early taking a two-run lead in the 1st inning on Johnny Ambrose.

Ambrose (L) and
Schaeffer (W) and xxx

(Aug 31)  Kitchener upended Oshawa 7-2 to tie their semi-final series at one game apiece.

xxx and xxx
xxx and xxx

(Aug 31)  St. Thomas topped Brantford 2-1 in the opening match of their best-of-three semi-final series.

xxx and xxx
xxx and xxx

Sept 1)   Oshawa dumped Kitchener 12-3 to take a 2-1 game lead in their best-of-five semi-final series.  St. Thomas downed Brantford 7-5.

xxx and xxx
xxx and xxx

xxx and xxx
xxx and xxx

(Sept 2)   St. Thomas Elgins swept their semi-final series in three games downing Brantford 8-3 behind Gene Florcyk's seven-hitter. Elgins took a 3-0 lead in the first inning but the Red Sox rallied to tie in the 3rd.  St. Thomas went ahead with a pair in the 5th and added two in the 6th and another in the 7th.

Florcyk (W) and xxx
Earl McDonald (L) and xxx

(Sept 2)  Oshawa won a spot in the finals with a 9-3 victory over Kitchener Panthers. Merchants scored seven runs in the first two innings and coasted to the win. 

Maldovan (L) and xxx
xxx and xxx

(Sept 4)   St. Thomas whipped Oshawa 11-5 in the opening game of the best-of-seven Senior Intercounty League final. Elgins pounded out 15 hits to take thewin. 

xxx and xxx
xxx and xxx

(Sept 5)  St. Thomas clobbered Oshawa 15-2 to take a 2-0 game lead in the Intercounty final series.  Merchants started the game with just ten players.  The St. Thomas Baseball association apologized to the 3,242 fans for the conduct of the players of both teams.  The contest turned into a farce after five innings with Oshawa infielders taking over mound chores and Elgin batters swinging from the opposite side of the plate.  Elgins jumped on Oshawa starter Cec Hall for seven runs in the first five frames.  Bill Jamieson held the Merchants to eight hits to take the win.  Every St. Thomas batter had at least one hit except Willie Casanova who walked three times and scored three. 

Hall (L), Lefevre (6), xxx, O'Connor and xxx
Jamieson (W) and xxx

(Sept 6)   Oshawa Merchants called on their slugger to try and quiet the St. Thomas bats in their semi-final series.  Wilmer Fields responded to the challenge going the route as Oshawa won 5-4 for their first win in the series.  Merchants rallied for three runs in the 8th inning on two walks, a double and two singles to tie, 4-4, and notched the winner in the 9th.  Ted O'Connor drove in Cec Hall with the decisive marker.  Fields held the Elgins to seven hits and sparked the 8th inning rally with a double. 

Fields (W) and Leveille
Florcyk (L) and xxx

(Sept 6)  Ron Taylor, the 17-year-old right-hander from the Leaside Baseball League, has signed a contract with Cleveland Indians. He'll report to the Fargo club of the Class C, Northern League next season.

Taylor hurled Metropolitan Motors to a 10-2 win over East Riverdale in the first game of the three-team, round robin series for the junior baseball championship.

(Sept 8)  St. Thomas Elgins moved to within a game of the Intercounty Baseball League title with a 6-3 win over Oshawa.  Elgins rode a pair of two-run homers to take a 3-1 game lead in the series.  Catcher Doc Glenn and shortstop Herm Mason supplied the long ball power and Elgins were aided by six walks and three Oshawa errors.  Al Dumouchelle scattered 11 hits for the win, his 3rd in the playoffs.

Drapcho (L) and xxx
Dumouchelle (W) and xxx

(Sept 8)   St. Thomas Elgins are Intercounty champions for the second straight years.  Elgins downed Oshawa Merchants 10-4 to take the best-of-seven final in five games. Elgins took advantage of five errors to notch the win.  Playing manager Tommy White went the route on the hill for St. Thomas and helped at the plate with three hits.  Fred Etcher had a double and two singles for the Merchants.  Wilmer Fields and Fred Thomas each added a pair.

White (W) and xxx
xxx and xxx