1957 Game Reports, Vancouver & Area      

1957 Vancouver, Lower Mainland, Fraser Valley 
1957 BC Interior 
1957 Vancouver Island

Vancouver Industrial League  (7 inning games)

(April 30)   Morley Flichel's four-hit, 15 strikeout performance, led Boilermakers to a 5-2 win over Firemen. Flichel blanked the Firemen until the 7th when catcher Charlie Esplin homered with one man aboard. Boilermakers scored two in the 4th and added three in the 5th for the victory.

Flichel (W) and Usselman
Connell, Brooks (5) and Esplin

(May 2)   Longshoremen grabbed sole possession atop the Industrial League standings Thursday with a 5-3 victory over Boilermakers in a contest which featured 18 bases on balls. Longshoremen came from behind a 3-1 deficit with a four-run rally in the final frame.  The winning run came on Ray Marshall's steal of home.

Digby, McCarthy (W) (4) and Miller
Delaire, Winbow (5), Flichel (7) and Usselman

(May 3)   A five-run 3rd inning carried Nisei to a 6-4 win over the Firemen Friday in a marathon which had to be called after five innings because of darkness. The contest featured 12 hits and 17 walks. Nisei reliever Gary McCullough won his own game with a two-out, two-run double in the big rally.

Fukuyama, McCullough (1) and Oikawa
Smith, Fuller (3) and Esplin

(May 4)   Boilermakers plated a pair of runs in the first inning and never looked back in posting a 7-2 decision over Western Bridge Saturday.  Gary Winbow went the distance for the win.

Winbow (W) and Usselman
Hammond (L) and Norman

(May 5)   Firemen shaded CYO 4-3 behind the six-hit pitching of Lorne Fuller. Rod MacKay took the loss, allowing nine hits.

Fuller (W) and Esplin
MacKay (L) and Ross

Bob Lasko hurled a two-hitter as CYO crushed Western Bridge 13-0. 

McMellan (L), Reed (6) and Norman
Lasko (W) and Ross, M. Mulhern (7)

(May 6)  Trailing 7-0 after two innings, Nisei erupted for six in the 3rd and another in the 7th to gain a 7-7 tie with Longshoremen Monday night.  Longshoremen out-hit the Nisei 10 to 6 while the Nisei survived six errors.

Franks and Oikawa
McPhee, Butterworth (3) and Miller

(May 10)   After four straight defeats, Western Bridge got in the win column Friday at Powell Grounds. A four-run 2nd inning powered Bridge to a 7-2 win.  A single by Joe Donegan and doubles by Savage and Jack Wheelhouse accounted for the four runs.  Forsythe went the route holding Nisei to five hits.

McCullough, Franks (2) and Okano
Forsythe and Norman

(May 11)   Longshoremen held onto first place Saturday with a come-from-behind win over the Firemen. Trailing 3-2 going into the final inning, Longshoremen tied the game on Richie Foster's run-scoring double and plated the winner on a wild throw to home plate. Nick Craig went the distance for the pitching win.

Craig (W) and Miller
Smith, Fuller (L) (5) and Esplin

(May 12)   Bob Lasko hurled another shutout, this time a four-hitter, as CYO topped Boilermakers 8-0 on Sunday. Cal Murphy and Bobo Sikorski provided the power, each with homers.

Lasko (W) and Ross
Gurniak (L), Winbow (4) and Usselman

(May 13)   Shortstop Jack Wheelhouse took over pitching duties in the first inning Monday night and pitched and batted Western Bridge to a 6-4 victory over the Longshoremen.  Wheelhouse and Ray Hilworth slugged homers for the winners.

Reed, Wheelhouse (W) (1) and Norman
McCarthy, Butterworth (1) and Miller

(May 14)   Rod MacKay fired a six-hit shutout to lead CYO to sole possession of second place with a 6-0 victory over Nisei.

MacKay (W) and xxx
xxx and xxx

(May 15)   Morley Flichel stole the show Wednesday night in leading Boilermakers to a 6-3 decision over the Firemen.  Flichel went the distance for the pitching win, fanning 10, and driving in four runs. He had the big blow for the winners, a triple.

Brooks, Cousins (1) and Esplin
Flichel (W) and Usselman, Kozak

(May 19)   In a six-inning game which featured 20 runs and 25 hits, Western Bridge and Boilermakers battled to a 10-10 draw Sunday in the lone Industrial League contest. Western's Jack Wheelhouse put on a hitting display slugging a two-run triple in the first, a two-run homer in the 3rd, and a run-scoring double in the 4th. The game was called after six innings because of darkness. Each team used three pitchers.  Ray Hilworth rapped a pair of two-baggers for the Westerns while Frank Kozak and Doug Cutler had doubles for the Boilermakers.

Hammond, Mercurio (4), Reed (6) and Norman
Winbow, Gurniak (2), Cutler (4) and Usselman

(May 21)   Behind the steady, two-hit pitching of Rod MacKay, CYO grabbed a share of top spot in the Industrial League Tuesday downing Firemen 7-1. After yielding a run in the first inning, MacKay completely baffled the Fireman setting down the last 16 batters in order.

MacKay (W) and xxx
xxx and xxx

(May 23)   Mel Charkow was the offensive star with four hits, including a grand slam homer, as CYO trounced Western Bridge 16-7 Thursday night. Ray Hilworth added a homer and Ken Ross provided three hits, two of them doubles.

Nosella, Alton (3) and Ross
Reed, Mercurio (1), Wheelhouse (3) and Norman

(May 24)   Boilermakers scored four times in the 6th inning, helped by Nisei miscues, to post a 6-5 victory Friday night.  Morley Flichel hurled a four-hitter for the win, besting Merv Franks of Nisei.

Franks and Oikawa
Flichel and Usselman, Kozak (4)

(May 25)   18-year-old Bob Lasko fired a one-hitter for his 3rd win of the season as CYO topped Longshoremen 6-1.  Lasko had earlier hurled two shutouts.

Craig (L), McPhee (6) and Miller
Lasko (W) and Ross

(May 26)  Out-hit 10 to 5, Nisei managed to pull out a 10-4 win over Western Bridge Sunday to move into fourth place in the standings. Nisei took advantage of four Western Bridge errors in two big innings, a five-run first and a four-run 3rd.

Hammond (L) and Myles
Fukuyama (W) and Oikawa

(May 27)   Ron Hemmerling scored on an error by shortstop Gord Nordby in the bottom of the 7th to give Longshoremen a 5-4 decision over the Firemen. The win moved the Longshoremen into a second place tie with the Boilermakers, two games back of league-leading CYO.  Firemen are in the cellar, five games off the pace.

Cousins (L) and Esplin
Butterworth, Digby (W)(5) and Miller

(May 28)   CYO got three-hit pitching by Rod MacKay and a three-run homer from Mel Charkow in a 7-1 win over the Boilermakers Tuesday.  MacKay, with his fourth win, struck out 11. Bobo Sikorski helped the offense with a pair of doubles.

Delaire, Gurniak (2) and Kozak
MacKay (W) and Ross, Sikorski (2)

(May 29)  Longshoremen plastered Western Bridge 10-2 Wednesday to move into sole possession of second place in the Industrial Baseball League.  Nick Craig tossed a four-hitter to log the win. Triples by Gord Webb, John Stellick and Dave Skelnick paced the winners. Ray Sugden drove in one of the Bridge runs with a triple in the 2nd.

Craig (W) and Miller
Reed (L), Savage (4) and Myles

CYO             8 - 2 - 1  17
Longshoremen    6 - 3 - 1  13
Boilermakers    5 - 3 - 1  11
Nisei           3 - 5 - 1   7
Western Bridge  2 - 7 - 2   6
Firemen         2 - 6 - 0   4

(May 31)   Boilermakers shelled Firemen's starter Don Smith for five runs in the first inning, enough to notch a 5-3 victory Friday. Vic Morasco's two-run triple did much of the damage to Smith.  Firemen rebounded with a run in the first and two in the 5th on Harry Robinson's homer. Gary Winbow picked up his 2nd win surviving six walks. He fanned eight.

Winbow (W) and Usselman
Smith (1), Fuller (1) and Esplin

(June 1)   Western Bridge got two-hit pitching from Roy Hammond and a homer by Jack Wheelhouse to down CYO 5-2.

Hammond (W) and Myles
Lasko (L) and Sikorski

(June 2)  Boilermakers moved into first place Sunday with a twin-bill sweep of Longshoremen 3-2 and 4-3. Home runs by Protopappas and Frank Kozak were the difference in the first game. Four doubles, by Protopappas, Kozak, Webb and Hammerling powered the Boilermakers to the second game victory.

Delaire, Cutler and Usselman
Digby (L) and Miller

Craig, Butterworth (L) (3) and White, Miller (3)
Gurniak, Parks and Usselman

(June 3)   Fireman and Nisei played to a 4-4 deadlock Monday.  Ron Montgomery went the distance for Nisei fanning 10, six in a row in the third and 4th innings.

Brooks, Fuller (3) and Esplin
Montgomery and Okano

Trev Swangard(June 5)   CYO dumped Firemen 7-3 Wednesday to move to within a half game of Boilermakers in the league standings. Trev Swangard (left) swatted a grand slam homer in the third inning to lead an 11-hit attack. Rod MacKay held the losers to five hits for his 5th win of the season.

Fuller (L), Brooks (4) and Esplin
MacKay (W) and Addison

(June 7)   Western Bridge topped Firemen 8-2 Friday.  Mike Winlow and Bud Taggart delivered back to back singles in the 5th inning to drive in four runs. Mike McManus fired a two-hitter for the win. Don Smith took the loss.

McManus (W) and Myles
Smith, Connell (5) and Esplin.

(June 9)   Nisei took an early 6-0 lead on the way to a 12-6 win over Boilermakers. Merv Franks survived ten hits, including home runs by Jack Schrieber and Willy Taylor, to pick up the win. 

Parks (L) and Usselman
Franks (W) and Okano

Gord Nordby homered in the 7th and final inning to give Firemen a 6-5 win over Nisei.

Fuller (W) and Esplin
Fukuyama, Chiba (3), Tahara (4) and Oikawa

Rod MacKay was outstanding, throwing a one-hitter, in blanking Longshoremen 6-0. MacKay retired the final 13 batters after giving up a single to Jim Butterworth in the third inning.  He fanned five and walked none.

MacKay (W) and Mulhern
Digby (L) and Miller

(June 10)  Lorne Mercurio tossed a four-hitter to help Western Bridge to a 2-0 win over Nisei.

Okamoto (L) and Oikawa
Mercurio (W) and McEwen

(June 12)   Rod MacKay won his league-leading 7th game pitching CYO to a 5-2 victory over Boilermakers. MacKay scattered six hits. Ken Ross belted a two-run homer for the winners. Trev Swangard had the only other extra base hit for CYO, a triple.

MacKay (W) and xxx
xxx and xxx

(June 14)   CYO outfielder Cal Murphy turned to pitching Friday and it was a success. He threw a four-hitter to down Nisei 3-2 as he drove in the trying run and scored the winner. Murphy doubled in the bottom of the 7th and final inning to tie the score at 2-2 and Al Smith followed with a single for the victory.

Murphy (W) and xxx
xxx and xxx

(June 15)   Firemen needed an extra inning to down Boilermakers 3-1. Don Smith held the losers to six hits in gaining the win. McCartney had a homer for the winners.

Smith (W) and Esplin
Delaire (L), Winbow and Usselman

(June 16)   Fireman notched their second win of the weekend, a 4-3 decision over Western Bridge. Bill Cousins threw a six hitter for the mound win while Ken White drove in the winning run with a double in the 5th inning.

Cousins (W) and Esplin
McManus (L) and McEwen

(June 18)   Jack Alton's three-run homer in the second extra inning powered CYO to a 6-4 win over Nisei. Nisei's Merv Franks was sailing along with a no-hitter, and 2-0 lead, before CYO rallied for three runs in the top of the 7th. Maury Mulhern led off with a single and scampered all the way home on a three-base error. A walk and Roy Nosella's double tied the score and Nosella came home on Mel Charkow's single.  Nisei came back to knot the count in the bottom of the frame as George Oikawa drove in Gordy Nishi.  Rod MacKay was the winner, his 8th of the season against two losses.

MacKay (W) and Ross
Franks (L) and Oikawa

CYO              13 - 4 - 1  27
Boilermakers      9 - 6 - 1  19
Longshoremen      7 - 8 - 1  15
Western Bridge    6 - 9 - 2  14
Firemen           6 - 9 - 1  13
Nisei             5- 10 - 2  12

(June 19)   Boilermakers used an 11-hit attack Wednesday to wallop Western Bridge 13-1. Boilermakers scored seven runs in the first inning to coast to the win. 

Mercurio, Baserin (Q) and McEwen, Myles (5)
Parks, Mayervich (6) and Taylor

(June 20)   Firemen won their fifth straight Thursday downing the league-leading CYO 9-6. Gordy Nordby and Charlie Esplin slugged back-to-back home runs in the third inning. Nordby's was a three-run blast.

Murphy, MacKay (3) and Ross
Fuller, Brooks (4), Smith (5) and Esplin

(June 22)  Firemen shutout Nisei 4-0 Saturday.

(June 23)   Boilermakers defeated Nisei 4-2 Sunday on the six-hit pitching of Doug Cutler.

(June 24)   League-leading CYO remained atop the standings posting a 5-3 win over Longshoremen. Bob Lasko tossed a five-hitter for the win, his 4th against one loss. He fanned 11 and walked 4. Longshoremen took the lead with three in the first inning. CYO responded with one in their half of the first and Lasko's two-run double tied it in the 4th. CYO went ahead with a pair in the 6th. Pete Eades knocked in a pair for the losers with a double.

Digby, Craig and Miller
Lasko (W) and Ross

(July 31)   Bob Lasko had another outstanding game Wednesday as the teenager tossed a two-hitter as pennant-winning CYO clobbered the Longshoremen 10-1. CYO pounded two hurlers for ten hits.

Lasko (W) and Keeley
Butterworth (L), Digby (4) and Sigurdson

(August 1)  Bill Fredricks doubled in Merv Maxwell with the game's only run in the 3rd inning as Firemen blanked Boilermakers 1-0. Lorne Fuller tossed a six-hitter for the win.  Peplen lost in spite of holding the Firemen to three hits.

Peplen (L) and Usselman, Kozak (6)
Fuller (W) and Esplin

(August 2)   Harry Robinson's single in an extra inning scored Bill Fredricks with the winning run as Firemen edged Longshoremen 6-5.

Connell (W) and Esplin
Digby (L) and Sigurdson

(August 2)   The Industrial League is taking care of one of its own.  Sunday night the Industrial All-Stars meet the Young Liberals of the Northwest Semi-Pro League in a benefit for Ernie Gurniak. The game is set for Powell Grounds at 6:00.  Gurniak, a pitcher for Western Bridge, broke a blood vessel in his head earlier in the season. The injury is thought to be enough to prevent his playing baseball again. All funds will help defray the costs of his hospitalization.

(August 3)   A four-run 2nd inning carried the Young Liberals to a 5-1 victory over the Industrial League All-Stars in a benefit game Sunday.  John Ruck held the Stars to just three hits. Ron Evenson slugged a homer for the winners.

Ruck (W) and Yanchuk
Winbow (L), Lasko (2), Montgomery (6) and Ross

(August 5)  Firemen rallied from a 3-1 deficit with three runs in the 5th and four more in the 6th to down Nisei 8-3 Monday night to move into a third place tie with Longshoremen.  Firemen and Longshoremen meet tonight in a sudden-death playoff to determine the third place finisher. A bases-loaded single by catcher Charlie Esplin scored the tying and winning runs.  Harry Robinson's three-run homer added to the margin. 

Franks (L) and Okano
Cousins (W) and Esplin

(August 6)  Longshoremen grabbed third place in the Industrial League standings Tuesday with a 6-1 decision over Firemen in a sudden-death playoff. Bases loaded singles by Gordie Webb and Ed Phillips in the 2nd inning accounted for four runs for the Longshoremen. In the 3rd, the Longshoremen pulled off a triple play. Ken Digby was the pitching winner with a six-hitter. The bright spot for the Fireman was Harry Robinson who captured the batting crown with a .422 average, five points better than CYO catcher Ken Ross.

Digby (W) and Sigurdson
Emtey (L), Connell (2) and Esplin

Playoffs :

(August 8)   The second-place Boilermakers started quickly in their semi-final with the fourth place Longshoremen scoring three runs in the first inning and three more in the second en route to a 7-5 victory in the opening game of the best-of-five series. The first three runs came on a walk, single, Norm Usselman's double and a single by Will Taylor.

Butterworth (L), Webb (1), Digby (2) and Sigurdson
Winbow, Cutler (6) and Usselman

(August 9)   CYO's sensational young right-hander Bob Lasko fired another one-hitter as CYO downed Fireman 8-1 in the opening game of their best-of-five semi-final series. The only hit turned out to be a "lost in the sun" fly ball in the second inning. Pete Proctor hit a long one to left that Lyall Levy lost in the glare of the sun and by the time Levy retrieved the ball Proctor had circled the bases for an inside-the-park homer. CYO had just seven hits, including a triple by Gordie Addison and doubles by Lasko, Trev Swangard, Mel Charkow and Bobo Sikorski. 

Lasko (W) and Ross
Smith (L), Fuller (4) and Esplin

(August 10)   CYO received shutout hurling by Cece Stein in nipping Firemen 2-0 to take a two game lead in the best-of-five semi-final series.  Stein held the losers to five hits. CYO had just four hits, one a double by Cal Murphy.

Cousins (L) and Esplin
Stein (W) and Ross

(August 11)  Longshoremen got a three-hit shutout from Nick Craig in a 4-0 win over Boilermakers to even their semi-final at one game apiece. 

Cutler (L) and Usselman
Craig (W) and Miller

(August 12)  Boilermakers broke open a tight ball game with a seven-run 4th inning and poured it on with five more in the 5th to humiliate the Longshoremen 15-2 to take a 2-1 game lead in their semi-final. The winners used three singles, a hit batter, five walks and one error for their seven-run uprising.  In the 5th, they combined five walks, a three-run homer by Norm Usselman, two stolen bases, an error, and a sac fly for the additional five markers. Leon Brandolini also had a four-bagger for the Boilermakers. Don Wilson fired a one-hitter in claiming the mound victory. 

Digby (L), Butterworth (4), Webb (5) and Sigurdson
Wilson (W) and Usselman

(August 13)  Errors and a bout of wildness by CYO`s Bob Lasko combined to give the Firemen three runs in the 4th inning as the Firemen stayed alive in the semi-final with a 5-3 win.  Harry Robinson, McCartney and Charlie Esplin rapped two-baggers for the winners while Lasko, with two, and Cal Murphy had doubles for CYO.

Smith (W) and Esplin
Lasko (L) and Ross

(August 14)   Longshoremen evened their semi-final with Boilermakers at two games apiece with a 6-4 win Wednesday. Boilermakers opened with two runs in the first inning but the Longshoremen responded with four runs in their half of the first and added two more in the 3rd to go up 6-2. Boilermakers got a pair in the 5th but could not close the gap further despite a bases-loaded, one-out situation in the 6th. Winning hurler Nick Craig got out of the jam by getting Keith Watley to hit into a double play. Dave Skelnick, Ray Marshall, Ed Phillips and Richie Foster pounded doubles for the Longshoremen. Frank Kozak had a pair for the losers.

Winbow, Cutler (1) and Usselman
Craig (W) and Sigurdson

(August 15)   CYO and Firemen battled to a 3-3 extra inning draw Thursday night. CYO scored a pair in the 7th to go ahead 3-2, but the Firemen responded with one in the bottom of the 7th.  Neither team scored in the extra frame. There were only two extra base hits, both doubles, both by Harry Robinson of the Firemen.  Cece Stein started for CYO, giving way to Cal Murphy for one batter in the first and three more in the sixth.  Bob Lasko hurled the last two innings. Lorne Fuller went the distance for the Firemen.

Stein, Murphy (1), Stein (1), Murphy (6), Stein (6), Lasko (7) and Ross
Fuller and Esplin

(August 16)   Boilermakers won a berth in the Industrial League final Friday downing Longshoremen 5-0 behind the four-hit, shutout pitching of Don Wilson.  The winners, who had just three hits off Ken Digby, scored in just two innings, three in the 2nd and two in the 4th. 

Digby (L) and Sigurdson, Miller (3)
Wilson (W) and Usselman

(August 17)   The underdog Firemen have forced a sixth and deciding game in their semi-final series with pennant-winning CYO.  Firemen scored three runs in the first inning, fell behind 5-3 before scoring five unanswered markers to win 8-5.

Smith, Fuller (W) (2) and Esplin
Lasko (L) and Ross

(August 18)  CYO got off to a quick 4-0 lead in the first inning and cruised to a 9-2 triumph and victory in their semi-final series with the Firemen.  CYO advances to the league final against the Boilermakers. Cece Stein held the Firemen to five hits, one a homer by Bill Fredricks, to post the win. 

Stein (W) and Ross
Connell (L), Smith (1) and Esplin

Roy Nosella(August 19)  Roy Nosella (right) provided a fairy tale ending to the opening game of the Industrial League final series.  The 17-year-old smacked a home run in the bottom of the seventh and final inning to break up a scoreless game to give CYO a 1-0 victory over the Boilermakers. The homer was just the second hit allowed by Al Mayervich who was locked in a pitchers`duel with CYO`s Rod MacKay for six innings and reliever Bob Lasko in the 7th. The Boilermakers had just four safeties.

Mayervich (L) and Usselman
MacKay, Lasko (W) (6) and Ross

(August 20)   Roy Nosella again was the main man as CYO took a two game lead in the best-of-seven final series with a 9-6 win over Boilermakers. Nosella, who belted a game-winning homer in the first game, knocked in four runs with a double and single in three trips to the plate. Cece Stein picked up the win in a relief role.

Murphy, Stein (W) (3) and Ross
Winbow, Cutler (L) (3) and Usselman

(August 21)  CYO may have lost Trev Swangard for the rest of the final series. The third sacker was injured last night in the third game of the final, a contest suspended in the 6th inning with the Boilermakers leading 9-3.

It`s believed Swangard sustained a possible concussion when Boilermaker base runner Frank Kozak crashed into him and knocked him to the ground.  He was taken to St. Paul`s Hospital with head and neck injuries. By the time Swangard was taken from the field darkness had set in.

(August 22)   In spite of painful bursitis in his pitching arm, Rod MacKay took to the mound for CYO Thursday night but found little success as Boilermakers trounced CYO 9-2 for their first win in the final series. MacKay gave up nine hits, hit three batters and walked five. Al Mayervich, a hard-luck 1-0 loser in the opening game of the series, went the distance for the win.

MacKay (L) and Ross
Mayervich (W) and Usselman

(August 23)   George Keeley broke a 1-1 tie with a three-run homer in the 4th inning to give CYO a 4-1 victory over Boilermakers and a 3-1 game lead in the best-of-seven series.  Cece Stein tossed a four-hitter for the win, his seventh straight victory since replacing the injured Rod MacKay. 

Mayervich (L) Winbow (4) and Usselman
Stein (W) and Mulhern

(August 24)   All the scoring came in the 2nd inning Saturday night as CYO edged Boilermakers 3-2 to win the Industrial League championship taking the final series four games to one. Bob Lasko fired a four-hitter for his second win in the final series.  Doug Cutler was the loser.  CYO had scored four more runs in the top of the 7th with just one out but the game was called because of darkness and the score reverted to the last full inning of play.

Lasko (W) and Mulhern
Cutler (L) and Usselman

Northwest Semi-Pro Baseball League

(May 4)   The Northwest Semi-Pro League begins the new season Sunday at Central Park when the South Burnaby Athletics host Young Liberals, the newest addition to the nine-team circuit.  The league will run with northern and  southern sections.  Five American teams - three from Seattle and one each from Bellingham and Deming - make up the southern section. Three Lower Mainland teams and one from Victoria comprise the northern division.

(May 5)   Young Liberals made a triumphant return to local baseball Sunday with a thrilling 7-6 victory over South Burnaby.  Trailing 6-1 after six innings, the Liberals scored three in the 7th, another in the 8th and two in the 9th to take the "W".  John Ruck went the distance to register the win.  He gave up nine hits, struck out six and walked one.

Ruck (W) and Eriksson
Barton, Bargno (7), Lapthorne (9) and I. Spees

(May 10)  Matt Yankchuk`s first inning grand slam home run sent the Young Liberals on the way to a 13-9 triumph over Harwoods Friday night. Yanchuk also had a double. It was the Liberals third straight win.

Drummond, Cliff (4), Ruck (6) and Eriksson
Allan, Stein (3) and Youngman

(May 12)    Burnaby Athletics picked up their first win of the young season demolishing Harwoods 13-0 Sunday behind a 14-hit attack. Grant Lapthorne had a no-hitter for 7 2/3s innings before giving up a pair of safeties. Sinclair and Vaselenak each had a triple for the A's.

Lapthorne (W) and Spees, Brisson (5)
Zailo (L), Allen (2), Hoff (3) and Leonard

(May 15)    Right fielder Jerry Barber crushed a pair of home runs Wednesday night to give South Burnaby a 5-2 win over the Young Liberals.  His two-run shot in the 8th broke open a tight, 2-1, ball game. Brad Barton held the Libs to five hits in going the distance for the win.

Barton (W) and I. Spees
Ruck (L), Cliff (9) and Eriksson, Garay (6)

(May 19)   Jim Andrews belted a three-run homer in the bottom of the 9th inning to give Young Liberals a 6-3 victory over South Burnaby.  The win moved the Liberals back into first place. Ron Curby went the distance for the Liberals holding the visitors to six hits. In the evening, Liberals manager Lorne Drummond combined with Roy Wakabayashi to pitch a no-hitter in a 10-1 exhibition triumph over Maillardville. Drummond was charged with the only run on two walks and an error.

Dagneau, K. Spees (L) (1) and I. Spees
Curby (W) and Garay

(May 22)   Jerry Hallgren and Ivan Spees each slugged a three-run homer as South Burnaby whipped the Young Liberals 8-1 at Central Park.  Stan Dagneau allowed only four hits in registering the win. He fanned 10.

Dagneau (W) and I. Spees
Drummond (L), Buck (7) and Eriksson

(May 26)  Burnaby Athletics exploded for seven runs in the 2nd inning and cruised to a 12-3 win over the Young Liberals in Northwest Semi-Pro action at Central Park.  The A's combined four hits, three walks, a hit batter and three Liberals' errors in the big inning. Jerry Hallgren slugged a homer for the winners while John Davis had three hits.

Ruck, Wakabayashi (2) Cliff (5) and Garay
K. Spees, Barton (3) and Ivan Spees

(May 28)    Victoria held off a Young Liberals rally in the 9th to post a 5-4 win Tuesday. Prior scattered seven hits for the win. Victoria rapped 12 hits off losing hurler Ron Curby.

Prior and Harford
Curby and Eriksson

(May 29)   Young Liberals erased a 5-2 Harwoods lead with a six-run outburst in the 4th inning and went on to notch a 13-8 victory Wednesday at Central Park.  Ron Evenson powered the attack with a home run, triple and single in four trips to the plate.  Lorne Drummond survived 13 hits to pick up the win.

Drummond (W) and Eriksson
Zailo (L), Heathcote (4), Cliff (7) and Schmidt

(May 31)  Harwoods and South Burnaby battled to a 6-6 draw Friday.  Catcher Ivan Spees sac fly and brother Ken's two-run single in the 8th gave the A's a 6-5 lead.  In the bottom of the 8th Barry Arnett knocked in the tying run.

Barton, K. Spees (2) and I. Spees
Wilson and Schmidt

(June 2)   Stan Dagneau fired a one-hitter to help Burnaby A's top Bellingham Bells 3-2.  Bill Kinder singled in the winning run in the bottom of the 9th after Hanson had loaded the bases on walks with two out.,

Hanson (L) and Anderson
Dagneau (W) and Spees, Sinclair (6)

(June 5)   Young Liberals trounced Harwood 9-3 Wednesday to even their their record at 4-4.  Liberals were out hit nine to seven but stole six bases and were issued eight walks.  Ed And Jerry Lorenz paced the Libs attack with triples. It was the Harwoods sixth straight loss.

Ruck and Eriksson
Hoff and Schmidt

(June 9)    The Young Liberals trounced the American squad from Deming 13-6 Sunday.  Ed Lorenz, Roy Hammond and pitcher Lorne Drummond provided the highlights for the Liberals.  Lorenz slammed a grand slam homer in the second inning and Hammond belted a bases-empty homer in the fourth.  Drummond, who had three hits, held the visitors to two runs after relieving Roy Wakabayashi in the second.

N. Zender, L. Zender (4) and D. Zender
Wakabayashi, Drummond (2) and Eriksson

(June 9)   Gary Zailo has been named the new manager of Harwoods, replacing Cece Stein.  He'll get his baptism Wednesday when the winless Harwoods meet the Liberals.

(June 14)   A wild one at Central Park produced 31 runs, 25 hits, 20 walks and 6 errors. When the dust settled, South Burnaby walked away with an 18-13 victory.  The big blows came oft the bats of Eddie Ledlin of the A's and Bernie Zeider of Harwood. Ledlin slugged a grand slam in the 4th inning and Zeider belted a two-run shot in the third.

Heathcote, Hoff (4), Wilson (6) and Zeider
Ken Spees, Ball (1) and I. Spees

(June 16)   Jerry Hallgren smashed two home runs and Brian Pelechety belted one to lead South Burnaby to an 8-6 win over Seattle, the defending American division champions. Ivan Spees had a triple in Burnaby's 13-hit offensive. 

Clough (L) and Whitehead
Lapthorne, Barton (W) (6) and I. Spees

(June 19)    Young Liberals, riding the home run bats of Matt Yanchuk and Roy Hammond, whipped Harwood 8-5 Wednesday at Central Park. Yanchuck slugged a two-run homer in the first inning and Hammond added a solo shot in the second. Lorne Drummond, who relieved starter Charlie Wakabayashi, was credited with the win, his third of the season.

Heathcote (L) and Zeider
Wakabayashi, Drummond (W) (2) and Eriksson

(June 23)    The Cheney Studs defeated Young Liberals 6-1 Sunday at Central Park. Studs won it in the 9th inning with three runs on two hits and three Liberals' errors.

Manca, Geiger (6) and Lanter
Ruck, Kirby (9) and Eriksson

(June 28)   Ivan Spees smacked a homer in the bottom of the 9th inning to give South Burnaby a 6-5 victory over the Young Liberals Friday at Central park.  In the first inning, Bill Kinder clouted a four-bagger for the Athletics as part of a four-for-four day.

(July 31)  Young Liberals rapped 13 hits off two Burnaby hurlers in posting a 9-3 victory Wednesday.  Lorne Drummond held South Burnaby to seven hits in registering the win.

Ball, Lapthorne (3), K. Spees (6) and I. Spees
Drummond (W) and Yanchuk


(19 March)   19-year-old lefty hurler Larry Walker of Haney left for South Carolina Monday where he will attend the Philadelphia Phillies spring training camp. Walker pitched in the Dewdney League two years ago before signing with the Vancouver Mounties.