1956 Game Reports Western Canada League      

June 9 -  It was a familiar story as the Meridians kicked off the 1956 season  at Edmonton.  The Esks, who dominated Lloydminster in 1955, won again, 11-7 before 37-hundred fans. Eskimos overcame a 5-3 deficit with an eight-run sixth inning.  Seven of the runs scored after there were two outs.  Gary LaComb had three hits and three runs batted in for Edmonton.  Gary Pennington of the Esks and John Karpinski of the Meridians had homers.  Eight of the Edmonton runs were unearned.

John Karpinski, Bailey (6), Tesch (6) and Morris
Skousen and Shollin

June 9 - Doug Gostlin tossed a three-hitter to lead Saskatoon to a 5-2 win over North Battleford.  The Gems had 5-thousand fans for their opening game. Mark Bussan, Cliff Pemberton and Charlie Neal each had two hits for the Gems.

Garcia and Green
Gostlin and Shirley

June 10 - Playing-manager Stan Karpinski allowed thirteen hits but went all the way as Lloydminster turned back Edmonton 6-4.  Jimmy Valentine drove in four runs for the Meridians.  Curly Williams belted a homer.

Doucette, Zeigler (7) and Shollin
Stan Karpinski and Morris

June 10 - The Gems swept their opening series with the Beavers with an 8-4 win before 2-thousand fans at North Battleford.  Saskatoon had sixteen hits with Jack Motley leading the way with four.  Mark Bussan, Cliff Pemberton, Charlie Neal, Jim Shirley and Len Breckner each had two.  

Bowes, Button (7) and Shirley
Dayne, Griggs (7) and Green

June 11 - Moose Jaw opened the new season on the winning note shading Regina 3-1.  Ronnie Watts pitched a five-hitter for the win.  Bill Vanderlaan gave up just three hits but lost on a pair of unearned runs.  

Vanderlaan and Cameron
Watts and Garrett

June 11 - Bob Jones held Edmonton to four hits as the Gems defeated the Eskimos 8-3.  Jack Motley drove in three runs with a homer and a triple.  There were eleven errors in the game, six by Edmonton.

Kirk, Skousen (6) and Shollin, Heffel (2)
Jones and Shirley

June 12 - Meridians southpaw Oscar Tesch pitched a three-hitter but came away with a loss as Moose Jaw edged Lloydminster 1-0 behind 19-year-old Ben Reniker who allowed just five hits.  The only run came in the second inning as first baseman Burke Nicholson drew a walk, advanced to second when Ted Hitel was hit by a pitch and scored on a single by Buddy BurgessCurly Williams, with two singles, was the only batter to get more than one hit.  Jim Garrett of the Mallards had the only extra-base hit, a triple.

Tesch and Gustin
Reniker and Garret

June 12 - Saskatoon blew a 5-1 lead in the ninth but came back to beat North Battleford 6-5 in ten innings for their four straight win to start the season.  Doug Gostlin stole home to score the winning run.  

Griggs, Bristol (6) and Green, Tuggle (9)
McLeod, Stevens (9) and Motley

June 12 - Dale Zeigler, a 19-year-old USC lefty, pitched a five-hitter and fanned thirteen to lead Edmonton to an 8-3 win over the Braves at Regina.  The Braves got their runs on two errors and a wild pitch.  Ken Guffey and Gary Pennington each had three hits for the Eskimos.  Carl Maggio had a three-run triple and Tom Shollin knocked in two more with another three-bagger.  Zeigler was described by Tony Robello, New York Yankee scout in the Pacific Coast area, as "the best prospect in California".

Zeigler and Shollin
Halsey, Cavillan (7) and Cameron

June 13 - Meridians pounded out fourteen hits to defeat the Braves 6-3 at Regina.  Second baseman Benny Lott led the winners with four hits.  Outfielder Eddie Morris had three.  Gary Ball gave up just five hits and one earned run in pitching into the ninth. Reliever Bill Bailey got the last out.  Catcher Keith Gustin knocked in two runs with a triple.

Ball, Bailey (9) and Gustin
Burgess, Cavillan (7) and Cameron.

June 13 - Tom Shollin's two-run homer in the seventh was the key hit as Edmonton shaded Moose Jaw 6-5.  Owen Skousen went the distance for the win.  Jim Garrett had a two-run triple for the Mallards and Burke Nicholson added a triple and a single.

Skousen and Shollin
Bartylla, Hansen (8) and Garrett

June 13 -  In the first of the interlocking games, the Dickinson Packers of the ManDak League beat Saskatoon 5-2 behind the 8-hit pitching of Gerald FahrButch Lawing's two-run homer in the second inning gave the Packers a 4-1 lead.  

Gostlin and Shirley
Fahr (3-3) and Ev Johnson

June 13 - North Battleford lost its fourth straight game, 5-4 to Williston.  Jack Sanoff allowed 12 hits but went the distance for the win.  Bill Raehse's 5th inning homer was the key blast for the Oilers.  Mike Dayne had a pinch-hit, two-run homer in the 9th for the Beavers.

Garcia, Axon (6) and Green
Sanoff (3-0) and Moore

June 14 -  Benny Lott crushed a grand slam homer as Lloydminster trounced Edmonton 14-6 at Sportsman's Park.  Meridians wiped out a 3-0 Eskimo lead with nine runs in the fourth inning.  Lott and Stan Karpinski each had four runs batted in. There were eleven errors, six by the Eskimos.

Doucette, Kirk (4), Zeigler (4) and Shollin
John Karpinski and Gustin

June 14 - Connie Juelke blasted a pair of home runs and a double to drive in five runs as Bismarck thumped Saskatoon 13-3. Sam Hill had four hits and Johnny Kropf added a double and a triple.

Bowes, Button (4), Hobson (8) and Shirley
Stryska (2-2) and Tatlan

June 14 - Sugar Cain tossed a five-hitter as Minot sent North Battleford to its 5th consecutive defeat, 7-0.  Hal Daughtery had the game's big blow, a three-run, inside-the-park homer in the 8th inning.  Mallards announced the acquisition of pitcher Vernon "Pete" Taylor who had been with Little Rock of the Southern Association.

Dayne and Green
Cain (3-1) and Williams

June 14 -  Regina Braves scored six runs in the bottom of the ninth, five runs coming with two outs, to upset Moose Jaw 11-10.  The Mallards blew leads of 9-0 and 10-5.  Bobby Phair knocked in the winner after Art Shahzade had walked in with the tying marker.  Braves sent eleven batters to the plate.  Regina took advantage of 11 hits and 13 bases on balls. Shahzade had five walks in six trips to the plate.  Dick Warren and Mark Cameron each had three hits for the winners.

Doepker, Hansen (9), Watts (9) and Garrett
Loepp, Stacks (4), Cavillan (9) and Cameron

June 15 - Bill VanderLaan tossed his second straight three-hitter, but this time he won, as the Braves beat Lloydminster 8-4.  The 22-year-old right-hander had a no-hitter until the fifth when Curly Williams blasted a triple.  John Karpinski drove him home with a single.  After an error and a walk, Stan Karpinski drove in a pair with a single and Robert Zayas crossed the plate on an infield out.  Norm Huletz led the Braves with a pair of doubles.

VanderLaan and Cameron
Haroldson, Kalski (5) and Gustin

June 15 -  Saskatoon Gems had 16 hits, including a pair of homers to best the Mallards 8-5 at Minot.  Gems jumped off to a 4-run lead in the third inning as Cliff Pemberton and Charles Neal belted homers. Gems added another four in the fourth for an 8-0 lead.  Jim Stevens had a no-hitter for Saskatoon into the 6th inning when Zoonie McLean broke the spell with a single.

Stevens, Hobson (7) and Shirley
Gibbons (3-1), Smith (4) and Williams

June 15 - Al Cihocki belted his first homer of the season, Al Leap had three doubles and Art Pennington and Roger Higgins each had three hits as Bismarck turned back North Battleford 12-7 at Bismarck.  The home town squad got homers from John Ford, Art Worth and Bob Herron. Higgins picked up the win, although tiring in the 9th when the Beavers rallied for five runs.

Higgins (3-1) and Phalen
Bristol, Axon (3), Verreau (4) and Green

June 16 - Lefty Ed Williams blanked Saskatoon on five hits as Williston beat the Gems 7-0.  Williams also had three hits.  Len Breckner had a double and single for the Gems.

Jones, McLeod (8) and Shirley
Williams (3-0) and Moore

June 16 - At Dickinson, the Packers took advantage of six North Battleford errors to scored an 11-3 win.  Bob Karbowski clouted a two-run homer for the Packers in the seventh.

Griggs, Garcia (7) and Green, Tuggle (2)
Bryja, Michalec (1-4) (5) and E. Johnson

June 18 - Regina scored twice in the top of the 10th inning to defeat the Meridians 4-2.  Art Shahzade tripled in one run then scored the other on Bob Phair's single. Dave Cavillan gave up just five hits to take the win.  Benny Lott led the Meridians with a homer and a double

Cavillan and Cameron
Stan Karpinski and Gustin

June 18 - Mike Dayne pitched a three-hit shutout to give the Beavers a 3-0 win over Saskatoon and their first win after seven losses to open the season.  He fanned eight and walked just one.  The only extra base hits were doubles by the Gems' Gordon Morgan and the Beavers' Mark Bussan, purchased from Saskatoon just before the game.

Dayne and Green, Tuggle (7)
Gostlin and Shirley

June 18 - Art Bull tossed a four-hit shutout as Edmonton defeated Moose Jaw 4-0.  Gary LaComb had the key blow, a three-run double in the third inning.  Tom Shollin homered for the final run.

Watts and Garrett
Bull and Shollin

June 19 - Newcomer Ed Garay singled in Cliff Pemberton in the bottom of the 11th to given Saskatoon a 5-4 win over Lloydminster.  Pemberton had singled and stolen second.  Curly Williams belted three doubles for the Meridians and Gordon Morgan had two for the Gems.  Lyle Button picked up the victory in relief of starter Jackie Bowes.

Tesch, Kalski (2), Bailey (9) and Gustin
Bowes, Button (9) and Garay

June 19 - Edmonton scored six runs in the final two innings to score a 9-6 comeback win over Moose Jaw.  Bob Gerst had two doubles and a triple and knocked in a pair, while Eddie Bertotti had a single, double and triple. Tom Shollin contributed three singles.  

Reniker, Hansen (8) and Garrett
Zeigler, Skousen (6) and Shollin

June 19 - Curtis Tate's two-run homer in the seventh was the difference as North Battleford turned back Regina 6-4. Jack Bristol, who held the Braves scoreless after taking over for Tom Garcia in the third, was the winning pitcher.

Halsey and Cameron
Garcia, Bristol (3) and Tuggle

June 20 - Regina punched out 15 hits at Taylor Field to take a 12-9 victory from Saskatoon.  Lee Murphy led the Braves with a two-run double in the first,  a run-scoring triple in the third and, after being walked twice, a triple to start a two-run rally in the eighth. Second baseman Jerry White and catcher Mark Cameron also had three hits for the winners.  Cliff Pemberton led the Gems with a pair of triples.  

McLeod, Jones (3), Hobson (7) and Shirley
Gray, Loepp (6) and Cameron

June 20 - Moose Jaw battered the Meridians for 17 hits in taking a 13-8 victory in the first game of a scheduled double-header.  The second game was postponed by rain.  Rich Rubio had three hits including a three-run homer in the fourth.  Benny Lott and Stan Karpinski hit four-baggers for Lloydminster.  

Bartylla, Yahiro (7) and Garrett
Ball, Tesch (4), S Karpinski (5), Bailey (7) and Gustin

June 20 - Edmonton scored six times in the top of the ninth to down the Beavers 9-4 at North Battleford.  Gary Pennington's bases-loaded homer was the key blow.  Eskimos also got homers from Gary LaComb and Ed Gerst.

Kirk, Bull (9) and Shollin
Worth, Axon (8), Garcia (9), Dean (9) and Tuggle

June 21 - Jack Motley of Saskatoon was the batting leader with a .424 mark through games of June 20th.  Carl Maggio of Edmonton moved into the runner-up spot at .409. The Eskimos Gary Lacomb and Mark Cameron of Regina tied for third at .385.  Benny Lott of Lloydminster was fifth at .375.  Bob Gerst of Edmonton led the circuit in runs batted in with 12.

June 22 - The Eskimos delighted more than 21-hundred fans at Renfrew Park with a 7-0 win over Saskatoon.  Owen Skousen went the distance allowing nine hits to win his fourth straight.  Edmonton had a big fourth inning scoring four times on three singles, two walks, a sacrifice fly and a throwing error. The victory consolidated the Esks hold on first place.

Stevens, Button (4) and Garay
Skousen and Shollin

June 23 - Dale Zeigler tossed a two-hitter and Tom Shollin blasted a two-run homer as Edmonton shutout Saskatoon for the second straight day, 4-0.  It was the Esks fifth consecutive victory.

Gostlin and Shirley
Zeigler and Shollin

June 24 - Edmonton and North Battleford fought to a 1-1 tie in a game called after seven by rain.  The Eskimos' John Doucette and the Beavers' Bennie Griggs had been locked in a pitchers' duel, each allowed just two hits. 

Doucette and Shollin
Griggs and Green

Regina coach Pete Beiden announced that Joe Pedrazzini, a key member of the 1955 club, would be returning to the team.  Pedrazzini had been playing in Oregon. Lee Murphy would move from first to third to accommodate the acquisition.  The Braves trimmed their roster by sending pitcher Jim Loepp to Lloydminster.

Moose Jaw announced player changes.  First baseman Burke Nicholson and reliever Jim Hansen were sent to Lloydminster.  Nicholson, who had an impressive record at Whitworth College and Payette, Idaho, was replaced by PedrazziniConrad Munatones made an impressive showing during the Mallards; road trip.  Another newcomer, lefty pitcher Willie Yahiro, joined the club in Edmonton.

June 25 - Moose Jaw scored three in the first and added three more in the third to down Williston 6-5.  The game was called after 5 1/2 innings by darkness.  Rich Rubio had a triple and single for the Mallards.  Ronnie Watts picked up the win.

Sanoff (4-1) Washburn (3) and Leavitt
Watts and Garrett

June 25 - Dickinson scored three in the third then held off a Braves' rally in the ninth to post a 3-2 win at Regina.  Braves had scored twice  and had runners on first and third with two out when Gerry Red Fahr fanned opposing starter Bill VanderLaan on a 3-2 pitch.  Regina catcher Mark Cameron was forced to use Williston catching gear as his car, with his equipment inside, was stolen from in front of the YMCA.

Fahr (5-3) and E Johnson
VanderLaan and Cameron

June 25 - Lyle Button turned in a superb relief effort as Saskatoon pounded the Eskimos 12-4.  Button came on in relief in the second after Edmonton had scored four times.  He blanked the Esks the rest of the way.  Gems took advantage of seven Edmonton errors.

Bull, Dea (3), Zeigler (3) and Shollin
Jones, Button (2) and Shirley

June 26 - Tony Levaggi belted a triple then scored an on error in the 10th inning to give the Braves a come-from-behind, 4-3 win over Williston.  Dave Cavillan won his third straight, holding the Oilers to seven hits.

Ulrich (1-2) and Leavitt
Cavillan and Cameron

June 26 - Dickinson at Moose Jaw, rained out.

June 26 - North Battleford came back with four runs in the bottom of the 10th inning, after Edmonton had scored three in the top of the inning, to escape with a 5-4 win in the first game of a twin-bill.  Bennie Griggs got the win, holding the Esks to three hits.  The Beavers pounded out 16 hits in the second game and trounced the visitors 12-4.

Doucette and Shollin
Griggs and Green, Tuggle (8)

Kirk, Dea (5) and Shollin, Heffel (6)
Dayne and Green

June 27 - Roy Taylor's Moose Jaw Mallards moved into first place with a 4-2 win over Regina.  Mallards scored two in the top of the ninth to take the win. Shortstop Buddy Burgess paced Moose Jaw with a pair of triples while Regina shortstop Dick Warren had three hits.  

Doepker, Reniker (5) and Garrett
Burgess, Loepp (9) and Cameron

June 27 - Lloydminster handed Edmonton its fourth successive setback by edging the visitors 4-3 in the first game of a twin-bill.  The scheduled second game was rained out.  Benny Lott's two-run homer paced the Meridians. Burke Nicholson drove in the first two Lloydminster runs with a single in the second inning.  John Karpinski went the distance on the hill for the win.

Skousen and Shollin
J Karpinski and Gustin

June 27 - Williston topped the Saskatoon Gems 9-6 in a game called after six innings by rain.  Each team had 10 hits in the abbreviated contest.  Norm Johnson was credited with the win.  

Williams, Sanoff (5), Johnson (3-3) (5) and Leavitt
Bowes, Stevens (6), Hobson (6), Jones (7) and Shirley

June 27 - Bill Jankowski belted a two-run homer in the first inning and Dickinson went on to a 4-1 win over North Battleford.  Jim Michalec pitched a six-hitter for the win.

Michalec (3-4) and Earl Johnson
Bristol, Verreau (5) and Green

June 28 - Dickinson notched its third straight win on their prairie swing with a 7-4 triumph before 18-hundred fans at Saskatoon.  Butch Lawing paced the Packers with a solo homer and a three-run triple.  Jackie McLeod had a two-run triple for the Gems.

Heim (3-4), Bryja (9) and E Johnson
Gostlin (L) Bowes (8) and Shirley

June 28 - Williston pounded two Lloydminster pitchers for fifteen hits and the Oilers beat the Meridians 9-2. Nelson Daehn and Bill Raehse each had three hits for Williston.  Ben Lott led Lloydminster with a double and triple.

Elkins (7-1) and Leavitt
Brown, Hansen (6) and Gustin

June 28 - Bob Phair's single in the bottom of the ninth drove in the winning run as Regina shaded North Battleford 6-5 for a sweep of a twin-bill at Taylor Field.  Braves won the opener 4-3 as Tuck Halsey set the Beavers down on five hits and helped at the plate with a two-run triple. Lee Murphy knocked in what proved to be the winner with a single in the third.  Art Shahzade was the offensive leader in the second game with a triple, two singles and a pair of walks. 

Axon, Dayne (2) and Green
Halsey and Cameron

Garcia and Green
Gray, Loepp (7), Cavillan (9) and Cameron

June 29 - Dickinson at Lloydminster, rained out.

June 29 -  Williston Oilers tallied three in the 9th to upend Edmonton Eskimos 8-5.  Nellie Daehn's two-run double was the key blow in the comeback.  Edmonton had taken the lead in the 7th frame on Tom Shollin's two-run homer, his second of the night.

Washburn, Sanoff (5-1) (6) and Leavitt
Zeigler, Doucette (7) and Shollin

June 30 - Right-hander Gary Ball allowed just two hits before giving way in the eighth as Lloydminster beat the Gems 9-5 at Saskatoon.  

Ball, Hansen (8), Bailey (8) and Gustin
Stevens, Button (8) and Shirley

June 30 - Playing-manager Roy Taylor dropped a bunt to score Buddy Burgess from third and end a pitchers' duel as Moose Jaw edged Regina 3-2 in 10 innings. Dick Doepker hurled a three-hitter to pick up the win.  Bill Vanderlaan allowed just eight hits in taking the loss.  Ted Hitel had a homer for the Mallards

Vanderlaan and  Cameron
Doepker and Garrett

June 30 -  North Battleford rallied for five runs in the sixth inning and held on to beat Williston 11-9.  Art Stone had three hits in three at bats for the Beavers.  Nelson Daehn and Dolph Regelsky had homers for the Oilers.

Ulrich, Johnson (5), Washburn (8) and Leavitt
Worth and Green

June 30 - Dickinson at Edmonton, rained out.

July 1 - The Meridians took both games of a double-header at Lloydminster. Benny Lott's three-run homer led the Meridians to a 12-6 win over Edmonton in the opener.  Stan Karpinski went the distance allowing twelve hits to gain the win.  Losing pitcher Don Kirk gave up ten hits and ten walks.  In the second game, Dick Satalich drove in two runs with a seventh inning single then scored what proved to be the winner on a sacrifice fly by Stan Karpinski as Lloydminster won, 4-3.  Bill Bailey picked up the win in relief of starter John KarpinskiJim Valentine had a double and single for Lloydminster, Bob Gerst led the Esks with three singles. Meridians' Curly Williams had seven walks in the two games.

Kirk and Shollin
Stan Karpinski and Gustin

Doucette, Bull (7) and Shollin
John Karpinski, Bailey (7) and Gustin

July 1- Dave Cavillan tossed a six-hitter for his fifth consecutive win as Regina whipped Saskatoon 7-1.

Cavillan and Cameron
Jones, Hobson (5) and Shirley

Cliff Pemberton, who captured the WCBL batting title in 1955, was the batting leader through games of July first.  Pemberton, the Saskatoon third sacker, had a .377 average, ahead of Carl Maggio of Edmonton, at .371.  Norm Huletz of Regina at .370, Benny Lott of Lloydminster with a .368 mark, and Rich Rubio of Moose Jaw, at .367, rounded out the top five.  Owen Skousen of Edmonton was the pitching leader with four wins and no losses. 

July 1 - North Battleford Beavers rallied for five runs in the 6th inning and downed Williston 11-9 in an interlocking match in the Saskatchewan city.  Art Worth allowed 13 hits but managed to go the distance for the win.  Dolph Regelsky and Nelson Daehn had homers for the Oilers, Bob Herron for the Beavers.  Art Stone had three hits in three at bats for the Beavers.

Ulrich (1-3) Johnson (5), Washburn (8) and Leavitt
Worth and Green

July 2 -  Lloydminster swept another twin-bill from Edmonton, 5-4 and 13-7. It was their second double-header sweep in two days and extended the Esks' losing skid to nine games.  And, with their fifth straight win, the Meridians moved into sole position of first place in the Western Canada league standings. Meridians won the opener on Jimmy Valentine's two-run single in the ninth.  John Karpinski and Barney Brown each had two hits for Lloydminster.  Phil Oyler led Edmonton with three hits.  Gary LaComb had a homer.  Brown, with ninth inning help from Bill Bailey, picked up the win.  In the nightcap, Valentine knocked in six runs to lead the Meridians.  Valentine, Eddie Morris and Dick Satalich each had two hits for Lloydminster.  Carl Maggio of the Esks had the only homer.  Newcomer Jim Hansen, obtained by the Meridians in a trade with Moose Jaw, gave up just three earned runs in pitching into the ninth.  

Brown, Bailey (9) and Gustin
Bull, Zeigler (9) and Shollin

Hansen, Ball (9) and Gustin
Skousen, Dea (5) and Heffel

July 2 - Jesse Blackman powered North Battleford to a double-header sweep of Moose Jaw.  Blackman blasted two homers and a single as the Beavers won the first game 8-1 and he had another homer and two singles in the second game as North Battleford scored a 10-5 victory.  Curtis Tate and Bob Herron also had homers for the Beavers.

Bartylla, Yahiro (5) and Garrett
Dayne and Green

Watts, Reniker (5), Bartylla (8) and Garrett
Griggs and Tuggle

July 3 - Edmonton lost their 10th in a row as they blew a 5-0 lead and fell 7-5 to Moose Jaw before 11-hunded fans at Renfrew Park.  Four of the Mallards' runs were unearned.  Ronnie Watts got the win in relief.

Reniker, Watts (2) and Garrett
Zeigler, Bull (7), Doucette ( ) and Shollin

July 4 - Ralph Vold, the rancher from Ponoka, scattered seven hits and fanned 11 in a 3-0 shutout win over Moose Jaw.  The victory ended the Eskimos 10-game losing string. 

Doepker and Garrett
Vold and Shollin

July 4 -  Bob Herron singled home Mark Bussan with the winning run in the 11th inning as North Battleford beat Lloydminster 7-6 in the first game of a double-header.  Tom Garcia pitched a one-hitter and fanned ten as the Beavers won the second game 3-0.  Catcher Keith Gustin had the only hit off Garcia, a single to open the third. The loses knocked the Meridians out of first place.

In the opener, John Karpinski's grand slam homer in the sixth had tied the game at 6-6.  Curly Williams of the Meridians and Jack Bristol of the Beavers had earlier belted homers.  Johnny Ford drove in two runs in the second game with a double.  Gary Ball was the hard luck loser going the distance and allowing just six hits.

John Karpinski and Gustin
Bristol, Dayne (7) and Green, Tuggle (8)

Ball and Gustin
Garcia and Green

July 5 - Playing manager Stan Karpinski pitched both ends of a double-header as Lloydminster split with Moose Jaw.  The Mallards bunched 5 of their 7 hits for three runs off Karpinski to win the opener 3-2.  Ben Reniker held the Meridians to six hits to register the win.

Meridians roared back to take the second game 12-0 behind Karpinski's six-hit shutout.  Karpinski was a major force at the plate with two singles and a double in the opener and three hits and four runs batted in in the second game. Roberto Zayas had three hits in the nightcap while Curly Williams blasted a two-run homer in the 5th.

Reniker (W) and Garrett
S Karpinski (L) and Gustin

Bartylla (L), Yahiro (1), Bartylla (3), Munatones (5) and Garrett
S Karpinski (W) and Gustin

July 5 - Jim Stevens pitched a six-hitter and struck out 14 to lead the Gems to a 7-3 win over Regina before 15-hundred fans at Saskatoon.  Newcomer Gary Pennington and Cliff Pemberton each had three hits for the Gems.  

Gray, Burgess (5) and Cameron
Stevens and Garay

July 6 - Regina Braves suffered a double setback at North Battleford.  They lost a 5-4 decision to fall out of first place and lost pitcher Bill VanderLaan for the season with a broken leg.  VanderLaan was injured sliding into home with a run in the third inning.  It was the Beavers sixth straight win.  Bob Herron paced the winners with a pair of homers.  Curtis Tate also homered for North Battleford and Lee Murphy and Tony Levaggi had circuit blows for the Braves.

VanderLaan, Loepp (3) and Cameron
Worth, Griggs (8) and Green

July 7 -  Third sacker Cliff Pemberton of Saskatoon moved into the batting lead in the Western Canada league according to statistics from Howe News Bureau. The statistics covered games up to July 1st.  Pemberton's .377 mark led Carl Maggio of Edmonton, at .371, and Norm Huletz of Regina, at .370.  Tom Shollin of Edmonton and Gary Pennington of Saskatoon had the most homers, 3.  Regina's Dave Cavillan was the leading hurler with five wins and no losses.

July 7 -  Jim Hansen pitched a brilliant two-hit shutout as Lloydminster downed Moose Jaw 4-0 and moved into sole possession of first place.  Hansen faced just 28 batters.  He gave up an infield single in the third inning and a double to Rich Rubio in the ninth.  Rubio was thrown out trying to stretch the hit into a triple.  John Karpinski had a double and triple for the Meridians.  Dick Satalich drove in what proved to be the winning run.  

Watts and Garrett
Hansen and Gustin

July 7 -  Don Kirk allowed just two hits to lead Edmonton to a 4-0 win over Saskatoon in the first game of a double-header.  The Gems broke loose for 12 hits in the second game to trounce the Eskimos 10-2.  Doug Gostlin was the winner, while Bob Jones, recently traded to the Esks, took the loss.

Button and Garay
Kirk and Shollin

Gostlin and Shirley
Jones, Vold (7), Zeigler (9) and Shollin

July 8 - Don Stewart, the 1955 playing-manager of the club, rejoined the Meridians and had three hits as Lloydminster whipped the Gems 13-6 in the second game of a twin-bill.  Barney Brown won the pitching victory and drove in two runs at the plate. Len Breckner of the Gems had the only homer.  Saskatoon had won the opener 7-2 behind lefty Lew Hobson.

Hobson and Shirley
Ball, Axon (7), Bailey (9) and Gustin

McLeod, Neal (4), Pennington (5), McLeod (7) and Garay
Brown and Morris

July 8 -  North Battleford and Moose Jaw split a twin-bill.  Beavers won the opener 9-6 as Bob Herron belted a pair of homers.  Willie Yahiro tossed a five-hitter as the Mallards won the second game 2-1.  Rich Rubio scored the first Moose Jaw run in the first frame then belted a homer in the seventh.  Mark Bussan accounted for the only North Battleford run with a homer.

Doepker, Bartylla (2), Taylor (5) and Garrett
Dayne, Bristol (4), Garcia (5) and Green

Yahiro and Garrett
Griggs and Tuggle

July 9 - John Doucette tossed a six-hitter, retiring 16 consecutive batters in one stretch, to lead the Eskimos to a 10-6 win over Regina.  Four of the runs against Doucette were unearned.  Tom Shollin provided the offense with four hits including a ninth inning homer.  Esks had 15 hits.  There were five triples, Gary LaComb, Carl Maggio and Bob Gerst for Edmonton and Joe Pedrazzini and Tony Levaggi for the Braves.  Dave Cavillan took the loss, his first after five wins.

Doucette and Shollin
Cavillan, Halsey (3) and Cameron. 

July 9 - Ed Garay singled home Doug Gostlin in the bottom of the ninth to give Saskatoon a 3-2 victory over Moose Jaw.  Gems had three hits in the ninth but had one runner cut down at the plate.  Jim Stevens won his fourth on a seven-hitter.  Dick Doepker, who also allowed seven hits,  took the loss.  Ernie Rodriguez of the Mallards and Gary Pennington of the Gems each had two hits.

Doepker and Garrett
Stevens and Shirley

July 10 - North Battleford moved into a first place tie with Lloydminster following a 10-4 trouncing of the Meridians.  Beavers pounded out 15 hits including a first inning,  three-run homer by Art WorthCurly Williams had a three-run homer for Lloydminster.

J Karpinski, Axon (5), Hansen (6), Bailey (7), Tesch (8) and Gustin
Garcia and Green

July 10 -  The Gems found themselves just a half-game out of first after an 8-2 win over Moose Jaw.  Mario Herrera led Saskatoon with three hits.  Ted Hiltel homered for the Mallards.

Watts, Yahiro (7), Bartylla (8) and Garrett
Gostlin and Shirley

July 10 - The Eskimos and the Braves combined for 21 runs, 27 hits, 10 errors, and 10 unearned runs.  When it was over, Edmonton had escaped with a 12-9 victory.  Art Shahzade of Regina was the leading hitter with four safeties.

Kirk, Skousen (6) and Shollin
Burgess and Cameron

July 11 - The Braves and the Meridians split two -- each decided by a 6-3 score. Stan Karpinski held Regina to eight hits in the first game and John Karpinski was the big man at the plate with three hits.  Joe Pedrazzini led the Braves with a homer. Dave Cavillan pitched a six-hitter in the second game and won his sixth.  Pedrazzini again led the Braves, with a double and a homer. Keith Gustin had three hits for the Meridians.

S Karpinski and Gustin
Gray and Cameron

Ball, Bailey (8), Axon (8) and Gustin
Cavillan and Cameron

July 11 - Edmonton and the Mallards battled to a 5-5 tie in a game called at the end of ten innings because of darkness.  

Jones and Shollin
Reniker and Garrett

July 12 -  Barney Brown pitched a two-hitter as Lloydminster downed Moose Jaw 8-1 in the first game of a double-header.  The lone Mallards' run was unearned.  Benny Lott and Jim Valentine each had three hits for the Meridians.  Moose Jaw came back to with the nightcap 6-4.  Gord Morgan, second of three Mallards' pitchers,  picked up the win.  Roy Taylor and Ted Hiltel each had two hits for Moose Jaw while Ben Lott and Dick Satalich each had a pair for the Meridians.

Brown and Gustin
Bartylla, Morgan (5) and Garrett

Hansen, Bailey (6) and Gustin
Yahiro, Morgan (5), Doepker (7) and Garrett

July 12 - Jackie Bowes and Lyle Button combined on a two-hitter as Saskatoon took advantage of five Edmonton errors and nine walks to beat the Eskimos 5-3 before 15-hundred fans at Saskatoon.  Bowes, who came on in relief in the second,  pitched a one-hitter the rest of the way. Dale Zeigler allowed just five Gems' hits, but gave up nine bases on balls and a pair of costly wild pitches.

Zeigler and Shollin
Button, Bowes (2) and Shirley

July 12 - The Beavers claimed first place in the Western Canada League with a 16-4 win over the Braves at Regina.  Bob Herron drove in five runs with a homer and two doubles and Curtis Tate had four hits including a homer and double.  Jack Bristol was a star on the mound and at the plate.  He pitched a five-hitter and collected three hits, one of them a homer.  Mark Bussan also had a round-tripper for North Battleford and Art Shahzade homered for the Braves.

Halsey, Burgess (6), Cavillan (7) and Cameron
Bristol and Green, Tuggle ( )

July 13 - Bob Herron of North Battleford took over the batting lead in the WCBL with a .402 average according to the latest statistics from Howe News Bureau.  Cliff Pemberton of Saskatoon dropped to second spot at .379.  John Karpinski of Lloydminster moved into third spot with a .356 mark.  Herron also had the lead in homers, with eight, and runs batted in, with 27.  Dave Cavillan topped the pitchers, with a 5-0 record and 1.37 ERA.  Statistics covered games through July 8th.

July 13 -  Mike Dayne pitched a seven-inning one-hitter as North Battleford shutout Moose Jaw 5-0.  Dayne faced just 24 hitters, one reaching on a single, another on a walk, and a third on an error.  Buddy Burgess ruined Dayne's no-hit bid with a single in the third.  Johnny Ford and Art Worth each had a double and single to pace the Beavers at the plate.  A scheduled second game was postponed following a hailstorm.

Dayne and Green
Munatones, Bartylla (1) and Garrett

July 13 - Edmonton teed off on Regina pitching for 23 hits in a 15-3 win at Renfrew Park.  John Doucette tossed a four-hitter for the win.  Eskimo newcomer Cy Ing, a University of Alberta student, had three hits including a two-run homer. Tony Levaggi had a two-run blast for the Braves.

Loepp, Halsey (2), Cavillan (7) and Kalamaras, Cameron (8)
Doucette and Shollin

Regina had two newcomers in the lineup, catcher John Kalamaras and shortstop Bill Hutzell, both from San Francisco.

July 13 - Saskatoon scored six runs in the eighth and added two in the bottom of the ninth to upset Lloydminster 8-7.  Jackie Bowes got the win in relief, his second in two days.

Tesch, Bailey (8), Axon (8), Kalski (9) and Gustin
Hobson, Button (7), Bowes (9) and Shirley.

(July 14)  The Saskatoon Gems stopped the Lloydminster Meridians 8 - 2 to post their fifth straight win in the second game of a postponed doubleheader. The opener was rained out after 5 scoreless innings and will be replayed. Gems' starting pitcher Jackie McLeod was struck on the leg by a liner off the bat of Dick Satalich in the 4th inning and was taken to hospital where x-rays showed only a severe bruise. McLeod gained the victory although requiring bullpen help from Doug Gostlin. Gary Ball was the loser.

McLeod (W), Gostlin (4) and Shirley
Ball (L) and Morris

July 14 - Edmonton's Ralph Vold pitched the best game of the day but was a loser as the Eskimos and Regina split a double-header.  Esks won the first game 8-3 as Bob Gerst and Ken Guffey each had three hits.  Regina won the second 5-3 in spite of Vold's two-hit performance.  The right-hander allowed six walks, three in the sixth inning when the Braves scored three times.

Gray and Kalamaras
Kirk, Skousen (8) and Shollin

Burgess and Kalamaras
Vold and Shollin

July 15 - Stan Karpinski pitched 18 brilliant innings as Lloydminster swept a twin-bill from Regina, 8-0 and 6-2.  Karpinski tossed a two-hit shutout in the first game and a seven-hitter in the second.   On the day, the veteran playing manager gave up just one earned run and didn't walk a single batter.  Don Stewart led the Meridians at the plate in the opener with a double and single.  He had a triple in the second game.  

Cavillan and Kalamaras
S Karpinski and Morris

Loepp and Kalamaras
S Karpinski and Morris

July 16 - Jim Hansen blanked North Battleford on seven hits and John Karpinski homered as Lloydminster beat the Beavers 4-0.  The game was played under protest when catcher Lou Green was ejected for "talking to the batter during a pitch".

Hansen and Gustin
Griggs, Bristol (9) and Green, Tuggle (1)

July 16 - Edmonton needed just one inning to beat Moose Jaw 9-6 in the completion of the 5-5, 10-inning tie on July 11th.  Eskimos erupted for five runs in the top of the 11th, with Ken Guffey capping the outburst with a two-run homer.  Esks followed the 9-5 win with a 7-2 victory in the regular game.  Bob Jones picked up wins in both contests.  Phil Oyler had a homer in the second game for Edmonton.

Jones and Shollin
Reniker and Garrett

Jones, Doucette (5) and Shollin
Watts, Yahiro (7) and Garrett

July 16 - Cliff Pemberton drove in three runs with a double and triple to lead Saskatoon to a 6-3 win over Regina.  Gems scored four in the first inning when they had three of their six hits.

Halsey and Kalamaras
Stevens and Shirley

July 17 - 18-year-old Saskatchewan right-hander Dick Doepker scattered seven hits as Moose Jaw shutout Saskatoon 6-0.  Ernie Rodriguez had three hits, including a triple, and scored three runs.  Gord Morgan added a pair of hits.

Bowes and Garay
Doepker and Garrett

July 17 - North Battleford exploded for eight runs with two out in the fifth to down Lloydminster 8-2.  All the runs were unearned.  Beavers scored on an error and seven straight hits including a two-run homer by Art WorthBenny Lott homered for the Meridians.

Garcia and Green
Brown, Ball (5) and Gustin

July 18 - Saskatoon regained first place with a double-header sweep of the Braves at Regina.  Gems scored two runs in the seventh and final inning of the first game to win 6-5, then scored in the 10th to win the nightcap 8-6. Gary Pennington led the Gems' attack with six hits, three in each game.  He scored the winning run in both contests.  Buddy Bloomfield had four hits in the twin-bill for Saskatoon.  Art Shahzade had five hits on the day for the Braves while John Kalamaras added four.

Hobson, Button (6), Gostlin (7) and Shirley
Peerless and Kalamaras

Button, Hobson (7), Stevens (9) and Shirley
Burgess, Cavillan (10) and Kalamaras

July 18 - Bob Herron's three-run homer in the first inning was all the Beavers needed as they downed Lloydminster 4-2.  Mike Dayne tossed a four-hitter for the win.  Roberto Zayas homered for the Meridians.

Tesch, S Karpinski (3) and Gustin
Dayne and Green

July 18 -  The Mallards shaded the Eskimos 6-5 at Moose Jaw taking advantage of five Edmonton errors.  Playing manager Roy Taylor scored the winner in the sixth after reaching first on a error.  He moved to third on Ted Hiltel's single and scored on an infield out.  Hiltel had given Moose Jaw a 5-1 lead in the third with a two-run homer.  Bob Gerst had three hits for the Esks.  Con Munatones belted a two-run homer for the Mallards.

Skousen and Shollin
Reniker, Watts (6) and Garrett

July 19 - The Gems strengthened their hold on first place with an 8-3 win over Edmonton before 18-hundred fans at Cairns Field in Saskatoon.  Jose Valladares led the Gems with a five-for-five night.  Tom Shollin and Ken Guffey homered for the Eskimos.

Kirk, Bull (7) and Shollin
Gostlin and Shirley

July 19- Dickinson Packers bashed Regina 15-2 scoring 12 runs in the fifth inning. Mel Heim scattered nine hits for his 4th win.  He added to the offense as well with a single and homer in the explosive 5th frame. Ev Johnson had a two-run homer in the third and a double and single in the 5th. Joe Pedrazzini had a homer and two singles for Regina.

Gray, Leopp (5), Halsey (5) and Cameron
Heim (4-7) and Ev Johnson

July 19 - Carl Paylor had four hits including a bases-loaded triple to lead Williston to a 18-5 thumping of Moose Jaw in an interlocking game at Williston.  The big inning for the Oilers was the 7th when they scored six times on four singles, three walks, two passed balls, a balk, an error and a stolen base. Ed Williams went the distance for the win.  Paylor, who knocked in four runs, has had 11 hits in 15 at bats since joining the club.

Yahiro (L), Bartylla (3), Morgan (6) and Garrett
Ed Williams (4-3) and Leavitt

July 20 -  The Meridians got just one hit, a homer by John Karpinski, but beat Saskatoon 5-4 to gain a split of a double-header with the Gems.  Saskatoon won the opener 6-1, the continuation of a five-inning, scoreless tie the teams played on July 14th.  

Lloydminster scored four of its five runs in the first inning when pitcher Lew Hobson walked two, hit two batsmen and the Gems made two errors.

Karpinski added a double in the first game and another homer in the second. Jim Stevens pitched a seven-hitter for the win in the opener, Jim Hansen allowed just seven hits in winning the second game.  The twin-bill drew 2,000 fans.

Stevens (W) and Shirley
John Karpinski (L) and Morris

Hansen (W) and Morris
Hobson, Bowes (7) and Shirley

July 20 -  Dale Zeigler pitched a three-hitter and the Eskimos came up with four double plays and a triple play in downing North Battleford 4-1.  

Zeigler and Shollin
Bristol, Garcia (3) and Green

July 20 -  The ManDak teams again walked off with victories in their encounters with WCBL teams.  Vern (Pete) Taylor set down Moose Jaw on five hits as the Minot Mallards scored a 5-0 win.  Minot scored four in the third on four singles and doubles from Taylor and Duke Bowman.  Centre fielder Ed Barr had a double and two singles for the Oilers.

Reniker and Garrett
Taylor (3-4) and Orner

Bismarck shaded Regina 5-4 as Roger Higgins, the leading pitcher in the ManDak League with a 9-1 record, held the Braves to five hits.  Higgins doubled in the seventh and scored the winner on another double by Al Leap.   Homers, by Lee Murphy and Tony Levaggi, accounted for all the Regina runs. Lefty Dave Cavillan went the route for the Braves.

Cavillan and Kalamares
Higgins (9-1) and Perez

July 21 - Bismarck collected 17 hits to trounced Moose Jaw 12-3.  Barons exploded for eight runs in the fifth inning.  Homers by Sam Hill and Tex Dargie highlighted the outburst.  Bob Burgess and Ted Hiltel belted homers for Moose Jaw.  Vic Stryska went the distance for the win. For the last half of the game, the entire Bismarck infield consisted of major and minor league veterans -- Roy Weatherly was a first, Al Cihocki at second, Al Leap at shortstop and Bill Hockenbury at third.

Watts (4-5), Yahiro (5) and Garrett
Stryska (6-4) and Perez

July 21 - Dick Kelly had a no-hitter into the fifth inning and a shutout into the 9th as Minot dumped Regina Braves 7-3.  Zoonie McLean knocked in three runs with double and triple.  Hal Daugherty took over as team manager to allow Joe Piercey to return to pro ball.  Braves had newcomer Bob Laskowski, a 19-year-old obtained from Dickinson, on the hill.

Laskowski and Kalamares, Cameron
Kelly (4-2) and Orner

July 21 -  Ralph Vold tossed the shutout as Edmonton beat North Battleford 4-0. Tom Shollin provided home run support.

Griggs, Bristol (8) and Green
Vold and Shollin

July 22 -  Chuck Donley stopped the Braves on six hits as Williston beat Regina 7-2. 

Burgess and Cameron
Donley and Leavitt

July 22 - Williston defeated Regina Braves 7-2 in an interlocking game to move to within two games of the ManDak League leading Bismarck Barons.  Chuck Donley tossed a six-hitter for the win.

Burgess and Cameron
Donley (1-1) and Leavitt

July 22 - Dickinson overcame an early 4-0 deficit to down Moose Jaw 6-5. Fred Brenzel settled down after giving up four in the first to go the distance for the win.  Packers' Earl Johnson had the only homer.  The Packers picked up an extra win as well, because of a rain-out with Moose Jaw earlier. 

Doepker and Garrett
Brenzel (3-6) and Earl Johnson

July 22 -  Saskatoon and Lloydminster split a double-header.  Gems had 14 hits in the first game to take a 10-3 win.  Gary Pennington hit a pair of two-run homers for the Gems and Charlie Neal, Ed Garay and Jackie McLeod each had three hits.  In the second tilt, Meridians scored two in the eighth and one in the bottom of the ninth to win, 5-4.  Curly Williams, Roberto Zayas and John Karpinski each had three hits for Lloydminster. Barney Brown went the distance for the win.

McLeod and Garay
S Karpinski, Bailey (6) and Morris

Button, Bowes (8) and Shirley
Brown and Morris

July 22 -  Edmonton swept a pair of seven inning games in a double-header at Renfrew Park. John Doucette held North Battleford to two hits as Edmonton won the first game 8-0 and Bob Jones allowed just five hits as Eskimos won the nightcap 10-2 before 25-hundred fans.  Gary Lacomb led the Esks in the opener with four hits while Phil Oyler contributed a homer.  Wayne Tucker knocked in three runs for Edmonton in the second game and Oyler added a bases-loaded triple.

Worth, Bristol (6) and Green
Doucette and Shollin

Dayne, Verreau (1), Bristol (6) and Tuggle, Green (7)
Jones and Shollin

July 23 - Right-hander Tuck Halsey fired a four-hitter to lead Regina to a 7-2 win over the slumping Moose Jaw Mallards. Halsey had a shutout until the 9th when he opened the inning giving up two walks and two singles.  Bob Phair paced the Braves belting two triples and a single.  

Reniker, Bartylla (7) and Garrett
Halsey and Kalamaras

July 23 - Phil Oyler's two-run homer in the 8th gave Edmonton a 3-1 win over Saskatoon.  Owen Skousen pitched a four-hitter for the win.

Gostlin and Garay
Skousen and Shollin

July 23 - North Battleford out slugged the Meridians 11-9.  Mark Bussan and Johnny Ford paced the Beavers' attack.  Bussan poked a two-run homer in the first inning while Ford plated the winner with a bases-loaded double in the 5th.  Benny Lott had a two-run homer in the 1st for Lloydminster and Curly Williams clubbed a three-run homer in the 5th.

Tesch, Bailey (4), S Karpinski (5), Bailey (6) and Morris
Garcia, Griggs (5) and Green

July 24 - Regina had a big first inning in an 11-3 win over Moose Jaw.  Braves tallied eight runs in the opening frame on two hits, three walks, two hit batsmen and an error.  Southpaw Dave Cavillan went the distance to record his eighth win.

Cavillan and Kalamaras, Cameron (7)
Watts, Yahiro (1) and Garrett

Moose Jaw announced the acquisition of right-handed pitcher Ruben Alvarez who had been with the club in 1955. 

July 24 - Meridians blew a 5-0 lead and dropped a 7-6 decision to North Battleford.  Jesse Blackman led the Beavers comeback with a three-run homer in the third and a run-scoring single in the eighth.  

Dayne, Verreau (3), Bristol (6), Garcia (8) and Green
J Karpinski, S Karpinski (8) and Morris

July 24 - Ralph Vold won a pitching duel in Edmonton as the Eskimos beat the Gems 3-1.  Vold allowed six hits in gaining the win, while Jim Stevens gave up five in a losing cause.

Stevens and Shirley
Vold and Shollin

July 26 -  Veteran right-hander Bennie Griggs held the Gems to three hits as the Beavers topped Saskatoon 4-1.  North Battleford scored all its runs in the seventh inning on five hits, a double by Art Worth and singles from Jesse Blackman, Ken Nelson, Lou Green and Mark Bussan.

Griggs and Green
McLeod, Bowes (7), Button (9) and Garay

July 27 - Doug Gostlin gave up seven hits and twelve walks but Regina stranded 15 runners as Saskatoon beat the Braves 8-3.  Regina also made seven errors, four by catcher John Kalamaras, and allowed seven stolen bases.

Gostlin and Shirley
Laskowski, Burgess (6), Gray (6) and Kalamaras

July 27 - Lefty Dale Zeigler, off the USC campus, pitched a two-hitter and Bob Gerst drove in the only run as Edmonton edged North Battleford 1-0.

Garcia and Green
Zeigler and Shollin

July 27 - Moose Jaw swept a twin-bill from Lloydminster, 4-3 and 5-4.  Mallards scored two unearned runs in the seventh inning to win the opener.  Joe Gaitan, out for three weeks with an ankle injury, drove in the winner.  Buddy Burgess had three of Moose Jaw's six hits off Ed Kalski, just back in the lineup after suffering a broken finger earlier in the season. 

A five-run sixth inning in the nightcap, highlighted by Gord Morgan's two-run single and a two-run triple from Con Munatones, provided enough for the 5-4 victory.

Kalski and Morris
Watts, Reniker (3) and Garrett

Brown, Bailey (6) and Morris
Doepker, Reniker (9) and Garrett

July 28 - Regina erupted for five runs in the bottom of the ninth inning of the second game to score an 8-7 win and a split of a twin-bill with Lloydminster.  The Meridians coasted to a 5-1 victory in the opener behind the pitching of Stan Karpinski and triples from Benny Lott and Dick Satalich.  In the nightcap, two walks, three errors and three singles formed the ninth inning rally.  Bob Phair drove in Joe Pedrazzini with the winner.  A wild slugfest followed the completion of the game.. Stan Karpinski and Mark Cameron tangled near third base. 

Karpinski and Morris
Loepp and Cameron

Hansen, S Karpinski (6), Hansen (7), S Karpinski (9) and Morris 
Burgess and Kalamaras

July 28 - Rich Rubio paced Moose Jaw with a pair of triples and a single as the Mallards topped Saskatoon 7-3.  Ronnie Watts scattered nine hits to gain the mound decision.

Hobson, Bowes (1), Button (6), McLeod (8) and Garay, Motley (7)
Watts and Garrett

July 28 - Edmonton blasted four homers, two by Bob Gerst, as the Esks whipped the Beavers 13-5 at North Battleford.  Carl Maggio and Tom Shollin also had four-baggers for Edmonton.  

Bull, Kirk (8) and Shollin
Dayne, Verreau (5), Blackman (7) and Green

July 29 - Jim Stevens held Moose Jaw to four hits as Saskatoon took advantage of seven Mallard errors to post a 3-1 victory.  

Stevens and Shirley
Bartylla, Yahiro (9) and Garrett

July 29 - Williston used the long ball to down Edmonton 7-3.  Dolph Regelsky, Preston Elkins and Bill Raehse each had a homer and two singles. Regelsky knocked in four runs. Elkins scored three. 

Skousen (6-3), Kirk (8) and Shollin
Donley (2-1) and Leavitt

July 30 -  Right-hander Tuck Halsey fashioned a brilliant one-hit shutout as Regina clobbered Moose Jaw 11-0.  Halsey lost a no-hit bid when Con Munatones singled with two out in the eighth.  The Braves pounded three Mallard hurlers for 17 hits.  Bob Phair was the big gun with a grand slam homer in the third, a two-run homer in the fourth and a double in the ninth.  Tony Levaggi had a triple and three singles and John Kalamaras added a two-run homer.

Halsey and Kalamaras
Alvarez, Yahiro (3), Morgan (4) and Motley, Garrett (4)

July 30 - Bennie Griggs pitched a two-hitter to lead North Battleford to a 5-2 win over Saskatoon. 

Griggs and Green
McLeod and Garay

July 30 - Minot Mallards rallied for three runs in the bottom of the 9th inning to shade the Edmonton Eskimos 11-10 in spite of allowing 16 hits to the Canadian visitors. The winning run crossed the plate on a bases-loaded walk by Bob Jones  to Bob Van Eman, who had three RBI.  Phil Oyler had four hits for Edmonton.

Doucette, Kirk (4), Bull (7), Jones (9) and Shollin
Oster, Kelly (5), Taylor (6-4) (8) and Anderson

July 30 - At Bismarck, the Barons exploded for four runs in the first inning, including homers by Bill Hockenbery and Art Pennington, then held on to shade the Lloydminster Meridians 7-6.  In a battle of the long ball, John Kropf also homered for the Barons while Ben Lott belted a pair and Keith Gustin and Curly Williams had four-baggers for the Canadian squad.

Tesch (L), Hanson (8) and Gustin
Higgins (11-1), Fitzgerald (8) and Perez

July 31 - Helped by six Edmonton errors, Bismarck Barons topped the Eskimos 6-5 in 11 innings at Bismarck. Dale Zeigler was the hard-luck loser having held the Barons to six hits while fanning 14.  Catcher Tom Shollin had three hits, including a homer and double, for Edmonton. Johnny Kropf drove in four runs for the Barons with a triple and double.  

Zeigler and Shollin
Stryska, Fitzgerald (3-6) (10) and Perez

July 31 - Saskatoon and the Beavers split a double-header in North Battleford.  Winning pitcher Jack Bristol aid his own cause with a homer as North Battleford won the first game 5-4 in an extra inning.  Gems won the second game 4-3.  Cliff Pemberton had a homer in each game for Saskatoon.  Art Worth homered for the Beavers in the second game.

Doyle, Bowes (8) and Shirley
Bristol and Green, Tuggle (6)

Gostlin, Bowes (9) and Garay
Garcia, Dayne (7) and Green

August 01 - Walt Bryja fired a five-hit shutout as Dickinson edged Edmonton 1-0.  Gerald Didier's fifth inning single drove in Ev Johnson with the only run of the game.  Johnson had singled and moved to third on an error.  Bob Jones allowed just 5-hits in a losing cause. 

Jones and Shollin
Bryja (2-1) and Ev Johnson

August 01 - In an awesome display of offense, Williston battered the Meridians for 28 hits in demolishing Lloydminster 22-3.  Preston Elkins blasted three homers and drove home six runs for the Oilers.  Dolph Regelsky had a homer and two singles and Jim Leavitt produced a homer, double and a pair of singles.  Dick Satalich and Roberto Zayas had homers for the Meridians.

Brown, J Karpinski (8) and Gustin
Lyons and Leavitt, Moore (8)

August 1 -  While the game in Williston was a hitters' haven, it was a pitching duel in Dickinson where the home town Packers beat the Eskimos 1-0.  Bob Jones of Edmonton and the Packers' Walt Bryja each went the distance giving up five hits.  The only run scored in the fifth when Packers' catcher Ev Johnson singled and scored on an error and a single by Jerry Didier.  

Jones and Shollin
Bryja and Ev Johnson

August 1 - Rich Rubio drove in the winning run in the bottom of the 10th inning as Moose Jaw topped Saskatoon 2-1. Dick Doepker went the distance for the win, his fourth.

Knutson, Bowes (10) and Shirley
Doepker and Garrett

August 2 - Curtis Tate hit a bases-loaded homer in the eighth inning to give North Battleford a 4-3 win over Regina.  The grand slam came on a 3-2 pitch with two outs.  Joe Pedrazzini and Tony Levaggi had homers for the Braves.

Cavillan and Kalamaras
Button and Green, Tuggle (9)

August 2 - Ben Reniker tossed a six-hitter to pick up his fifth victory in Moose Jaw's 6-4 win over Lloydminster.  Buddy Burgess led the Mallards with three hits.  Catcher Jim Garrett knocked in a pair of runs with a double and a single.  All the runs against Reniker were unearned as the Mallards booted the ball six times.  Meridians' centrefielder Dick Satalich made two brilliant plays in the 8th inning to squelch a Moose Jaw uprising.  He made a perfect throw to home to cut down Garrett and then raced in to make a shoe-string catch on Ernie Rodriguez' drive and fired to first to trap Reniker for a double play.

S Karpinski, Bailey (6) and Gustin
Reniker and Garrett

August 2 - Edmonton stayed atop the standings with a 3-2 win over the Gems at Saskatoon.  Eskimos had the bases loaded with one out in the ninth but failed to score as Bob Garbowski was forced at the plate and reliever John Doucette fanned Mario Herrera.

Skousen, Doucette (9) and Shollin
Stevens, Bowes (9) and Garay

August 3 - Carl Maggio homered in the bottom of the ninth to hand Edmonton a 4-3 win over Regina.  Braves outhit the Esks 10-9 with Joe Pedrazzini picking up four safeties.  

Loepp, Halsey (6) and Kalamaras
Vold and Shollin

August 3 - North Battleford's Mike Dayne held Moose Jaw to four hits in fashioning a 5-1 win over the Mallards in the first of two.  Jack Motley spoiled Dayne's shutout bid with an seventh inning homer.  Con Munatones had a homer and double in leading the Mallards to a 6-2 victory in the nightcap.  Ronnie Watts went the distance for the win.

Dayne and Green
Alvarez and Motley

Griggs, Bristol (7) and Tuggle, Green (7)
Watts and Garrett

August 4 - Saskatoon got homers from Gary Pennington and Ed Garay to beat Moose Jaw 4-1.  

Doyle, Bowes (6) and Shirley, Valladares (8)
Bartylla, Doepker (7), Reniker (8) and Motley

August 5 - The Meridians swept a pair from the Braves in Lloydminster. Stan Karpinski scattered 11 hits in pacing the Meridians to a 7-3 win in the first game while John Karpinski had a homer, double and single to lead Lloydminster to a 9-5 win in the second.  Don Stewart had a double and a pair of singles in the second game after getting the only extra base hit, a double, in the opener.

Lee Murphy had three hits for Regina in the first game.

Laskowski, Burgess (6) and Kalamaras
S Karpinski and Gustin

Halsey and Cameron
Hansen, S Karpinski (8) and Gustin

August 5 - Jerry Knutson held the Mallards to five hits while the Gems collected 14 and shutout Moose Jaw 11-0.  Cliff Pemberton belted a triple, double and single for the Gems.

Doepker, Morgan (3) and Motley
Knutson and Garay

August 5 - Phil Oyler singled in the winner with the bases loaded in the ninth as Edmonton edged North Battleford 7-6 before 25-hundred fans at Edmonton.  Dale Zeigler picked up the win in relief.

Garcia, Button (9) and Green, Tuggle (9)
Doucette, Zeigler (9) and Shollin

August 6 - John Kalamares and Tony Levaggi each had two-run doubles as Regina Braves rallied for five runs in the 8th inning to top Minot 5-4 in an interlocking game in Regina. Roger Gray went the route for the win. Bill Oster was the loser.

Oster (0-1), Daugherty (8) and Orner
Gray and Kalamares

August 6 - Third baseman Rich Rubio had three hits to lead a 14-hit Moose Jaw attack as the Mallards beat Bismarck Barons 7-5.  Ben Reniker gave up nine hits and six walks in picking up the victory.  Reliever Roger Higgins took the loss.

Landry, Fitzgerald (3-7) (6), Higgins (7) and Perez
Reniker and Garrett

August 6 - Phil Oyler's 10th inning homer gave the Eskimos a 7-6 win over the Meridians before one-thousand fans at Lloydminster.  

Skousen, Bull (2), Doucette (6), Kirk (9) and Shollin
Brown, Kalski (6) and Gustin

August 7 - Shortstop Bud Bloomfield, hitting in the cleanup spot, drove in four runs with a triple and two singles as Saskatoon defeated Regina 8-1.  Doug Gostlin tossed a four-hitter and fanned 10 to take the mound victory.  The only run against him was unearned.  

Gostlin and Garay
Cavillan, Laskowsky (5) and Kalamaras

August 7 - North Battleford took both games of a double-header at Moose Jaw, winning 10-4 and 4-2.  Art Worth led the Beaver offensive in the first game with four hits, including a pair of doubles.   There was only one earned run, that scored by the Mallards, in the Beavers second game victory.  

Griggs, Garcia (4) and Green
Alvarez, Bartylla (6) and Garrett

Dayne and Green
Watts and Garrett

August 7 -  Edmonton Eskimos upset Bismarck Barons 7-6. Carl Maggio had three hits and knocked in three to pace the Esks 15-hit attack.  Ralph Vold, who went the distance for the win, score two runs, including the winner in the bottom of the 8th.  Bill Hockenbury, who started at third base and relieved starter Tony Garcia, had four hits.

Garcia (4-6), Hockenbury (8) and Perez
Vold and Shollin

August 7 - Dick Kelly tossed a five-hitter as Minot Mallards beat the Meridians 5-1 at Lloydminster. Mallards had only six hits off Oscar Tesch and Stan Karpinski, one of them an Ed Barr homer. John Karpinski's homer accounted for the only run for Lloydminster.

Kelly (5-4) and Orner
Tesch, Stan Karpinski (8) and Gustin

August 8 - Tom Shollin's homer in the bottom of the 9th gave Edmonton a 4-3 decision over Minot in an interlocking game at Edmonton. Owen Skousen, who relieved starter Dale Zeigler in the 7th, picked up the win.   Dick Gibbons went the distance for the Mallards. Andy Anderson had a two-run homer for Minot.

Gibbons (5-6) and Orner
Zeigler, Skousen (7) and Shollin

August 8 - Bismarck Barons downed Lloydminster 4-2 for their first win on their Canadian swing. Vic Stryska went the route for the win.  Art Pennington had a triple and single for the winners. John Karpinski homered for the Meridians.

Stryska (8-6) and Perez
Hansen, S Karpinski (5) and Gustin

August 8 -  Cliff Pemberton's three-run homer was a key blow as Saskatoon defeated Moose Jaw 10-5.  

Doepker and Garrett
McLeod and Garay

August 8 -  North Battleford won its 3rd and 4th games in two days taking a twin-bill from Regina 6-0 and 6-3.  Jack Bristol set the Braves down on four hits in the opener while Johnny Ford punched out a double and three singles. Beavers won the second game with a run in the eighth on a double by Art Worth and two sac flies.  They added two insurance runs in the ninth.

Bristol and Green
Peerless, Loepp (6) and Cameron

Button, Garcia (5) and Green
Burgess, Loepp (9) and Cameron

August 9 - Home runs by Art Worth and Jesse Blackman powered North Battleford to a 6-5 win over Minot in an interlocking game in the Saskatchewan city. Andy Anderson, with two, Carl Bush and Chuck Orner had homers for the Mallards.

Pete Taylor (6-7) and Orner
Bennie Griggs, Mike Dayne (9) and Green

August 9 - Sam Hill blasted a three-run homer and had five RBI to pace Bismarck to an 8-5 victory over Saskatoon Gems in an interlocking game at Saskatoon. Roger Higgins went all the way for his 12th win of the season. Catcher Mike Perez had three hits for the Barons.  

Higgins (12-1) and Perez
Stevens, Bowes (8) and Garay

August 10 -  Bismarck third baseman Bill Hockenbury took a turn on the mound in North Battleford and fired a six-hitter as the Barons downed the Beavers 8-2.

Hockenbury (1-1) and Perez
Dayne, Button (8), Verreau (9) and Green

August 10 - Minot Mallards' Tom Guderian tossed an eight-hitter to shutout the Saskatoon Gems 5-0 before 2,000 fans at Saskatoon.  It was just the second win for Minot in five games on its Canadian swing.

Guderian (2-0) and Orner
Wayne Doyle, Bowes (3) and Garay

August 10 -  Regina broke out of a batting slump to trounce Moose Jaw 10-1 in the first game of a double-header.  Tuck Halsey held Moose Jaw to four hits. Leftfielder Bob Phair led the Braves with three hits while catcher John Kalamaras and rightfielder Tony Levaggi each had two safeties.

Mallards got shutout pitching from Ronnie Watts to take the nightcap 4-0.  Con Munatones with a triple and single paced the Moose Jaw attack.

Reniker, Munatones (4) and Garrett
Halsey and Kalamaras

Watts and Garrett
Gray, Laskowski (5), Burgess (9) and Cameron

August 10 - Joe Pedrazzini of Regina took over the lead in the batting race according to statistics up to August 5th. The first baseman's .378 mark was well ahead of Phil Oyler of Edmonton at .350.  Cliff Pemberton held down third spot with a .346 average.  Tom Shollin of Edmonton and Art Shahzade of Regina, tied for fourth at .338. Shollin and Bob Herron of North Battleford led in homers with 10.  

August 11 - At Regina, Bismarck Barons upended the hometown Braves 11-6.  Al Cihocki paced the 18-hit Barons attack with a double and two singles.  Al Leap drove in five runs with three singles. John Kalamares had a double and three singles for Regina.

Fitzgerald (4-7) and Perez, Wolf (7)
Leopp (L), Cavillan (3) and Cameron

August 11 - Bill Oster allowed just five hits in leading Minot to an 8-2 victory over the Moose Jaw Mallards at Moose Jaw.  Duke Bowman led the offensive with a three-run homer and two singles. Zoonie McLean had three singles and Carl Bush a homer. Gord Morgan had a homer for the Saskatchewan club.

Oster (1-1) and Orner
Ruben Alvarez and Garret

August 11 - Edmonton scored two runs in the 13th inning to take a 4-2 victory from North Battleford.  The markers came on an infield out and a passed ball.  The start of the game was delayed for nearly an hour as the field was burned off after a heavy rain. 

Jones, Bull (13) and Shollin
Garcia, Griggs (13) and Green, Tuggle (10)

August 12 - Stan Karpinski unfurled a sparkling three-hitter as Lloydminster beat North Battleford 2-1 in the first game of a twin-bill.  Beavers won the second game 5-3.  Mike Dayne got the Beavers' win in relief.

Bristol, Dayne (5), Bristol (6) and Green
S Karpinski and Gustin

Button, Dayne (5) and Green
Hansen, Kalski (5) and Gustin

August 12 - Jerry Burgess set the Gems down on four hits as the Braves defeated Saskatoon 4-1.   Regina had just seven hits but four went for extra bases.  Tony Levaggi had a homer and a double, Bob Phair and John Kalamaras each slammed a triple.

Knutson, Doyle (2), Bowes (8) and Garay
Burgess and Cameron

Aug 13 - Meridians almost blew a 7-3 lead but got a double play with the bases loaded in the ninth to hang on to a 7-5 victory over the Eskimos at Edmonton.  Curly Williams drove in three runs for Lloydminster.  

Tesch, Stan Karpinski (9) and Gustin
Vold and Shollin

Aug 13 - North Battleford rallied with two runs in the sixth and another in the seventh to beat Saskatoon 5-3.

Stevens and Garay
Griggs, Garcia (6) and Green, Tuggle (6)

Aug 13 - Moose Jaw capitalized on four Regina errors in the sixth inning to push across three unearned runs on the way to a 6-5 victory. Gord Morgan led the Mallards with two hits and two runs batted in. Tuck Halsey, who had tossed a pair of four-hitters and a one-hitter against Moose Jaw, took the hard luck loss.  

Halsey and Levaggi
Doepker, Bartylla (4) and Garrett

Aug 14 - Saskatoon snapped a four-game losing streak as Doug Gostlin pitched the Gems to a 5-1 win over Regina.  Gostlin allowed just four hits.  Mario Herrera had a double and two singles for the Gems.  Jose Valladares and Ed Garay each had two hits for the winners.

Cavillan and Levaggi
Gostlin and Garay 

Aug 14 - North Battleford overwhelmed the Mallards 14-0 behind the 8-hit pitching of Mike Dayne and homers from Bob Herron and Ken Nelson.  

Reniker, Alvarez (6), Taylor (7) and Garrett
Dayne and Tuggle, Ford (9)

Aug 14 -  Edmonton built a 12-2 lead through seven innings then barely hung on to beat the Meridians 12-9.  Owen Skousen pitched eight innings for his 9th win of the season and helped at the plate driving in four runs.  Benny Lott had a homer for Lloydminster.

Brown, Bailey (2), S Karpinski ( ), Kalski (7), Tesch (8) and Gustin
Skousen, Bull (8) and Shollin

Aug 15 - Jackie Bowes pitched a one-hitter as Saskatoon edged North Battleford 3-2.  The only safety off Bowes was a seventh inning single by Mark Bussan.  Bowes fanned ten and walked six. Len Breckner drove in all three Gems' runs with a sac fly and a bases-loaded single.  

Bristol, Button (7) and Tuggle
Bowes and Garay

Aug 15 - Edmonton erupted for seven runs in the seventh inning and went on to a 7-5 win over Moose Jaw.  Homers by Phil Oyler and Jim Ryan sparked the offensive.

Watts, Doepker (7) and Garrett
Zeigler, Doucette (4) and Shollin

Aug 16 - Tom Garcia pitched out of trouble, stranding 14 runners, as North Battleford whipped Regina 12-2.  Garcia gave up eight hits, fanned ten and walked six.  Bob Herron paced the Beavers with four hits and four RBI.

Garcia and Tuggle
Gray, Loepp (3) and McNabb

Aug 17 - Bennie Griggs did both the pitching and hitting for the Beavers as North Battleford scored a 7-2 win over Regina.  Griggs set down the Braves with a four-hitter and paced a 14-hit offense with a triple and a double.  Bob Phair belted a two-run homer for Regina.

Griggs and Tuggle
Burgess and Levaggi

Aug 17 - Saskatoon took both ends of a twin-bill from the Meridians, 6-1 and 12-2. Jackie McLeod hurled a five-hitter in the first game and helped at the dish with a two-run triple.  Buddy Bloomfield had three singles.  In the second game, Jim Stevens held Lloydminster to six hits and the Gems rapped out 15 hits.

Brown, Bailey (6) and Gustin
McLeod and Shirley

Hansen, S Karpinski (2), Bailey (5), Tesch (5) and Gustin
Stevens and Garay 

Aug 17 - Ralph Vold's six-hitter paced Edmonton to a 4-1 win over Moose Jaw before 878 chilled fans at Edmonton. 

Doepker and Garrett
Vold and Shollin

Aug 18 -  The Gems scored three in the third inning and never looked back in taking a 4-2 decision from Regina.  Doug Gostlin went the distance for the win.  

Halsey and Levaggi
Gostlin and Garay

Aug 18 - North Battleford took both games of a double-header with Moose Jaw, 6-3 and 7-5.  Jesse Blackman had a homer for the Beavers in the first game while Ken Nelson of North Battleford and Con Munatones of Moose Jaw had circuit blows in the second game.

Bartylla, Watts (7) and Garrett
Button and Tuggle, Ford (9)

Alvarez, Watts (2) and Garrett
Dayne and Ford

Aug 19 - At Edmonton, the Eskimos had 16 hits to defeat Lloydminster 9-7 before 28-hundred fans.  Phil Oyler had four hits, including a double and a triple.  Meridians' shortstop Jimmy Valentine had three hits and Curly Williams hit a two-run triple and a three-run homer.

Hansen, Tesch (6), Kalski (8) and Gustin
Jones, Ball (7) and Shollin

Aug 19 - The bats were booming in North Battleford as the Beavers and Braves split a twin-bill.  Regina took the opener 8-4 while the Beavers won the second game 13-6.  Lee Murphy and Tuck Halsey homered in the first game.  Halsey also had a double.  Norm Huletz slammed two doubles and a single.  Art Worth had a pair of doubles for North Battleford.  Johnny Ford led  the Beavers in the second game with a grand slam homer, one of four homers by North Battleford.  Worth, Jesse Blackman and pitcher Tom Garcia also had four-baggers for the Beavers while Tony Levaggi and Halsey replied for the Braves.

Loepp and Levaggi
Bristol, Griggs (2), Dean (3), Verreau (7), Burton (7), Garcia (8) and Ford

Cavillan, Pedrazzini (7) and Levaggi
Garcia and Ford

Aug 19 - Cliff Pemberton smashed a two-run homer and had a run-producing single as Saskatoon  whipped Moose Jaw 13-4.  Ed Garay drove in four runs with a triple and a single.  Wayne Doyle scattered nine hits and fanned 11 to get the win.  Mallards made seven errors.

Doyle and Garay
Reniker and Garrett

Aug 20 - Lefty Jackie Bowes pitched his second one-hitter in five days to lead Saskatoon to a 2-0 win over Moose Jaw.  The lone hit was a first inning single by Rich Rubio.  Bowes fanned nine and walked three.  Gems got their runs in the fourth when Ed Garay drew a base on balls and Gary Pennington's high fly ball was lost in the lights and fell in for a triple, scoring Garay.  Pennington scored on a wild pitch.

Watts and Garrett
Bowes and Garay

Aug 21 -  Homers by Phil Oyler and Bob Gerst helped Edmonton to an 8-4 win over Moose Jaw.  Gord Morgan and Con Munatones had homers for the Mallards.

Kirk and Shollin
Doepker, Alvarez (4) and Garrett 

Aug 21 - Mario Herrera and Cliff Pemberton had two-run homers to pace Saskatoon to a 12-6 win over Regina.  

Burgess and Levaggi
McLeod, Doyle (3) and Garay

Aug 21 - Meridians had thirteen hits in downing North Battleford 9-2.  Jimmy Valentine, Keith Gustin, Roberto Zayas, Curly Williams and John Karpinski each had two hits.  Valentine drove in three runs. Stan Karpinski went the distance for his 10th win. 

Bristol, Griggs (8) and Ford
Stan Karpinski and Gustin

Aug 22 - A six-run uprising in the second inning carried North Battleford to a 9-4 victory over Saskatoon.  Jim Stevens of the Gems fanned 14 in a losing cause. 

Stevens and Garay
Dayne and Ford

Aug 22 - A pair of shutouts highlighted a twin-bill at Regina between the Braves and Edmonton.  Tuck Halsey tossed a sparkling five-hitter as the Braves won the opener 6-0.  In the second game, Dale Zeigler was even better, holding Regina to three hits.  He fanned eight and walked seven.  

Skousen, Bull () and Shollin
Halsey and Levaggi

Zeigler and Shollin
Loepp and Ebel

Aug 23 - Ben Reniker hurled six-hit ball in chalking up his 7th win to lead Moose Jaw to a 4-3 win over Edmonton in the final home game for the Mallards.  

Doucette and Shollin
Reniker and Garrett

Aug 23 - Doubles by Ed Garay and Jose Valladares produced the winning run in the 10th inning as Saskatoon edged the Beavers 4-3 at North Battleford.  Doug Gostlin went all the way for the victory.

Gostlin and Garay
Garcia and Nelson, Blackman (3)

Aug 24 - Three pitchers combined on a four-hit shutout as Lloydminster beat North Battleford 2-0.  Ron Perranoski, who started, was relieved by Jim Hansen in the fourth, who gave way to Oscar Tesch in the seventh.  

Griggs and Blackman
Perranoski, Hansen (4), Tesch (7) and Tanner

Aug 24 - Jackie Bowes pitched a five-hitter and fanned 12 to lead Saskatoon to a 5-2 victory over Edmonton before 2-thousand fans at Cairns Field.  Cliff Pemberton was the big gun at the plate with four hits.  In his last three starts Bowes pitched two one-hitters and a five-hitter.  

Jones and Shollin
Bowes and Garay

Aug 26 - Mario Herrera knocked in the winning run with a long single in the bottom of the ninth as Saskatoon wound up the regular season with a 6-5 win over Moose Jaw. 

Watts and Garrett
Doyle, Knutson (7) and Garay

Aug 26 - Eskimos scored two in the bottom of the ninth inning to edge North Battleford 8-7 in the final game of the regular schedule.  Edmonton's Wayne Tucker, who had three RBI, was taken out of the game in the fifth inning after a collision with teammate Bob HeinrichArt Stone lead the Beavers with four hits.  

Verreau, Button (8) and Tuggle
Kirk, Bull (6) and Shollin