1958 Game Reports, Vancouver & Area      

1958 Vancouver, Lower Mainland, Fraser Valley 
1958 BC Interior 
1958 Vancouver Island


Vancouver Industrial League (7 inning games)

Bob Lasko(April 27)   Bob Lasko (left) baffled the Boilermakers with a neat two-hitter as CYO kicked off the new Industrial League season with a 3-0 shutout.  The winners collected just two hits but one was a 5th inning homer by Mel Charkow.

Lasko (W) and xxx
xxx and xxx

(April 28)  Lorne Fuller of Western Bridge was a one-man show Monday night in an 8-2 win over the Firemen. He was the winning pitcher with a five-hitter and powered the attack with a pair of doubles driving in four runs.

Fuller (W) and xxx
xxx and xxx

(April 29)  Longshoremen opened with three runs in the first inning en route to a 9-3 decision over Nisei. Rich Foster scored the eventual game winner in the third inning on an error.  The winners added five runs in the 6th inning on a homer by Les Scharfe and doubles by Ray Marshall, Ed Phillips and Gordie Webb.

xxx and xxx
xxx and xxx

(May 5)   There's a three-way tie atop the league standings following Monday's 5-4 win for the Firemen over Boilermakers.  Firemen, Longshoremen and CYO each have two wins and a tie in three outings.  Firemen notched the winning run in the top of the 7th inning as Pete Eades opened the frame with a double and Jack Connell greeted relief pitcher Al Mayervich with a single through second to plate the run. Lorne Fuller hurled a four-hitter for the win.

Fuller (W) and Esplin
Flichel (L), Mayervich (7) and Usselman

(May 12)   CYO remained undefeated Monday stopping the Boilermakers 6-2 behind a four-hitter by Ed Wild. The win was the Red Raiders' fifth of the season against one tie in six outings. CYO score three times in the first inning and three in the last. In the first, CYO combined three hits with three walks for the markers while Mel Charkow's bases-loaded double in the 7th broke open a close contest.

Wild (W) and Ross
Archer, Mayervich and Usselman

(May 17)  Longshoremen put six runs on the board in the first inning Saturday and coasted to an 11-7 win over the Firemen.  Gordie Webb led the winner's attack with three hits. Nick Craig picked up the win.

Craig, Shaw (6) and Siguardson
Smith, Fuller (1) and Esplin

(May 18)  CYO ran its unbeaten string to eight Sunday in thrashing Nisei 11-1. The Red Raiders have seven wins and a tie to their credit thus far. Cece Stein and Rod MacKay combined on a four-hitter.

Stein, MacKay (7) and Ross
McCullough, Okamoto (4) and Oikawa, Hayashi (7)

(May 19)  Gordie Webb had three more hits to increase his league-leading average to .577 as Longshoremen whipped Western Bridge 8-1 on Monday.  Shaw tossed a three-hitter for the win.

Forsythe (L) and G. Beckett
Shaw (W) and Sigurdson

(May 20)   Trailing 6-2 after two innings, Boilermakers took advantage of eight walks and one hit in the third inning to score seven runs on the way to an 11-7 triumph over Firemen at Powell Grounds.  Keith Watley had the only hit in the big inning, a two-run double. Gary Winbow was the winner in relief.

Mayervich, Winbow (W) (1) and Usselman
Smith (L), Fuller (3), Proctor (5) and Esplin

(May 24)   CYO opened with five runs in the first inning and closed with six in the 6th in demolishing the Firemen 16-1 Saturday behind a 15-hit assault.  Bob Lasko held the Firemen in check with a two-hitter.

Lasko (W) and Schmid
Fuller (L), Smith (1) and Esplin

(May 25)  Boilermakers moved into second place Sunday beating Longshoremen 7-3. Dan Young provided the power with a triple and three singles to account for five runs.

Craig, Digby (2) and Siguardson
Flichel, Mayervich (4) and Usselman

(May 26)  The Hallam brothers put on a spectacular offensive display Monday night as Western Bridge demolished Nisei 18-6.  It was Nisei's 10th consecutive defeat. Second baseman Bob Hallam knocked in seven runs with four hits, including a pair of home runs.  Shortstop Walt Hallam hit for the cycle - a homer, triple, double and single - to drive in five markers. Westerns had a total of 16 hits as they rang up seven runs in the 3rd inning and five in each of the 4th and 6th frames.

McCullough (L), Hopkins (3), Zailo (5) and Oikawa, Okano (2)
Buchinski (W) and Beckett

(May 27)   Boilermakers stopped CYO's ten-game unbeaten streak Tuesday downing the league-leaders 6-2. Gary Winbow held CYO to six hits to post his third straight win. Leon Brandolini clouted a two-run homer and a double to lead the attack. Ernie Gurniak had a pinch-hit, two-run single.

Winbow (W) and Usselman
Stein (L), Wilde (4) and Ross

(May 29)   Nisei needed two extra innings but finally posted their first win of the season a 3-2 triumph over Longshoremen.  Merv Franks tossed a six-hitter, surviving a shaky first inning, to register the win. He fanned nine and walked none.  Vic Freiheit drove in the winning run in the 9th with his second double of the evening. Freiheit also was responsible for the tying run when he doubled in the 4th inning. Ted Koyanagi and Bob Miyagishima also had two-baggers for Nisei.

Franks (W) and Okano
Craig, Digby (L) (9) and Sigurdson

(June 2)   CYO rang up their 11th win in 12 starts downing Nisei 3-1 at Powell Grounds.  The Red Raiders plated the winning run in the first inning when Kenny Ross slammed a two-run triple. George Keeley had two hits, one a double, to help the CYO attack. Ed Wild posted his 4th win of the season with a three-hitter. Ron Montgomery gave up just seven hits in taking the loss.

Montgomery (L) and Okano
Wild (W) and xxx

(June 7)   A four-run 3rd inning proved to be the difference Saturday as Boilermakers, who had just three hits, edged Western Bridge 5-4.

Buchinski, B. Beckett (2) and G. Beckett
J. Mayervich, Winbow (4) and Usselman

(June 8)  Jack Connell rapped a three-run homer and two singles and was a saviour as a relief pitcher as Firemen topped CYO 8-5 Sunday.  CYO had one run home and the bases loaded with two out in the 7th when Connell replaced starter Bill Cousins.  He fanned Roy Nosella to end the threat.

Cousins (W), Connell (7) and Esplin
Burton (L), Brewer (2), Nosella (7) and Ross

(June 21)   Ed Wild and Cece Stein combined to throw a one-hitter Saturday as CYO clobbered Fireman 12-0. Wild went five innings for his 6th straight win without a loss. CYO had 13 hits while the Firemen made five errors.

Wild, Stein (6) and Ross
Cousins, Butterworth (2) and Esplin

(June 22)   Nisei, with just one victory in league play, notched a 13-1 exhibition game victory over the visiting Nippon Maru at Cap Stadium Saturday night.  The team, made up of crewmen of the Japanese barquentine currently in Vancouver, delighted 800 fans with their hustle.  Winning pitcher Ron Montgomery and reliever Merv Franks combined to pitch a four-hitter.

(June 22)   A day after the Industrial League had a one-hitter, Gary Winbow fired a no-hitter as the Boilermakers trounced Western Bridge 15-0.  It was the first no-hitter in the league since 1952. The 20-year-old right-hander walked four.

Winbow (W) and Usselman
Forsythe (L), Jankola (6) and Myles


Playoffs :

(August 4)   CYO downed Western Bridge 5-1 Monday to even the best-of-five semi-final at a game apiece. Bob Lasko held the Westerns to three hits, struck out seven and walked five.

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

(August 5)   Al Mayervich, the Vancouver Mounties clubhouse boy, took the mound for the Boilermakers Tuesday night and emerged with a 5-4 win over Longshoremen.  The win gave the Boilermakers a two game lead in their semi-final series.

Nick Craig, Ken Digby (5) and Doug Sigurdson
Al Mayervich and Norm Usselman

(August 9)   Western Bridge dumped CYO 8-4 Saturday to give them a one-game lead in their semi-final series. Westerns had 12 hits in the victory. Joe Jankola, the winning pitcher with a four-hitter, had a homer while Mel Charkow rapped a pair of round-trippers the losers. Fifth game is set for Tuesday night.

Stein (L), Brewer (4) and Ross, Mulhern (5)
Jankola (W) and Esplin

(August 9)  All-Star game ?

Dewdney 4 Industrial 3
Currie, Curby (3), Inkster (5), Forbes (6), Bakaway (7) and Wallnyk, Cameron (4), Brummet (6)
Flichel, Digby (6), Poersch (7) and Miller
HR : Routley (D), Korchan, Mori (I).

(August 11)   Leon Brandolini doubled in the bottom of the 5th and final inning to knock in the winning run as Boilermakers edged Longshoremen 4-3 to win their semi-final series. Wilson fired a four-hitter for the victory.

Poersch, Digby (L) (2) and Miller
Wilson (W) and Usselman

(August 12)   CYO has forced a 6th game in the best-of-five semi-final series with a 2-1 victory over Western Bridge. The teams have each posted two wins and battled to one tie. The Red Raiders scored the winning run in the 6th inning after the teams had fought through 5 1/2 scoreless frames.  A single, walk and error produced the game's first run and Bob Sikorski's sacrifice fly plated the winner. Western Bridge rebounded with one run in the 7th but Bob Lasko settled down to end the threat. Lasko allowed just three hits and fanned 10 but five walks kept him in hot water. Bill Beckett was the loser, also throwing a three-hitter. He compiled seven strikeouts.

Bill Beckett (L) and Esplin
Lasko (W) and Ross

(August 14)   CYO took the opening game of the Industrial League final series Thursday, 7-5 over the Boilermakers. A four-run third inning proved key to the victory.  With one out, George Kelley doubled and scored on John Kochan's two-bagger. Ken Ross lashed a third consecutive double and Kochan scored. Roy Nosella topped it off with a two-run homer. Boilermakers had taken a 2-1 lead in the 3rd on George Mayervich's two-run homer. Cece Stein picked up the win with 7th inning relief help from Bob Brewer.

Flichel (L), Winbow (4) and Usselman, G. Mayervich (6)
Stein (W), Brewer (7) and Ross

(August 17)   CYO took a 2-1 game lead in the best-of-seven final Sunday with a 6-2 decision over the Boilermakers.  Cece Stein had a six-hitter for the win. Bobo Sikorski paced the offense with three hits.

Wilson, A. Mayervich and G. Mayervich
Stein and Ross

(August 18)  CYO scored three times in the 4th inning and held on for a 3-2 win to take a 3-1 game lead over the Boilermakers in the final series.  Mel Charkow began the 4th with a bunt single. Roy Nosella and Bobo Sikorski had doubles and CYO had two runs. Ken Ross singled to drive in what proved to be the winner.  Both Boilermakers runs off Ed Wild were unearned.

Wild (W) and M. Mulhern
Winbow (L) and G. Mayervich

(August 20)   CYO captured the Industrial League championship for the second straight year. The Red Raiders defeated the Boilermakers 3-1 Wednesday to win the best-of-seven final four games to two.  Two first inning runs proved to be enough for the win. Trev Swangard led off with a single and John Kochan followed with a homer for a 2-0 lead. The third run came in the 2nd inning on a pair of errors and a stolen base.  Cece Stein gave up seven hits in the winning effort.

Stein (W) and Ross
Winbow (L) and G. Mayervich


Dewdney Baseball League

(April 28)  The Dewdney Baseball League will have a Vancouver representative this season. Dufferins are joining the Senior "A" amateur circuit as it celebrates its 40th anniversary. Their opponents will be South Burnaby Athletics, Langley, Port Moody, Maillardville, Coquitlam and Maple Ridge.  Coquitlam notched a 12-inning victory in the league opener Sunday.

(May 17)  Dufferins drubbed Port Moody 10-3 to strengthen their hold on second place. Lorne Drummond tossed a four-hitter to post the pitching win.  Lorenz of the winners had the only homer.

Drummond (W) and Taylor
Dagneau (L), Milne (4) and Eriksson

(May 18)  South Burnaby Athletics managed just nine hits in two games Sunday but still came away with one victory in a home and away double-header.  Maillardville right-hander Roger Michaud fired a four-hitter in the first game at Central Park as the visitors scored four in the top of the 9th to win 7-3. Michaud fanned eight and walked two.

Michaud (W) and Brummet
Ball (L) and Spees, Leonard (4)

Burnaby turned the tables in the second game, coming from behind with two runs in the top of the 9th to post a 3-2 victory.  Brian Barton registered the win with a seven hitter. 

Barton (W) and Leonard
Walker (L) and Stewart

(May 25)  Maple Ridge and South Burnaby split a pair of high-scoring games Sunday. South Burnaby crushed Maple Ridge 14-2 in the first game with a 14-hit attack, including a Bill Kinder homer. Larry Walker had a four-bagger for the losers. Lapthorne hurled a five-hitter for the win.

Rowell (L) and Stewart
Lapthorne (W) and Leonard

Maple Ridge got its revenge in the second game with a 14-hit assault in a 13-8 victory. 

Neilson, Spees (5), Barton (5) and Leonard
Minty, Walker (6) and Bowyer

(May 29)   Larry Walker not only pitched a three-hit shutout, he singled with two on and two out in the bottom of the 9th inning to give Maple Ridge a 1-0 victory over Dufferins. Fans witnessed an outstanding pitchers' duel with loser Bill Gillespie allowing just five hits. Walker compiled 17 strikeouts and walked two. Gillespie fanned 13 and issued just one free pass.

Gillespie (L) and Taylor
Walker (W) and Bowyer

(May 30)   Dufferins used the long ball Friday night to notch an 8-3 win over Maple Ridge at Gordon Park. Roy Hammond, Matt Yanchuk and Bill Taylor all punched out round-trippers as part of a 15-hit attack for the Hotelmen.  The triumph moved Dufferins into a second-place tie with the Langley Prairie.

Minty (L) and Bowyer
Wakabayashi, Drummond (3) and Taylor

(June 2)   Coquitlam maintained its first-place status Sunday defeating Dufferins 8-4 at Gordon Park. Trailing 4-1 into the 9th, Coquitlam, which had 17 hits, exploded for seven runs for the win.

Knight, Sabatine (W) (1) and Jack
Drummond, Ruck (9) and Yanchuk

(June 2)  Langley and South Burnaby split a twin-bill.  Langley took the afternoon affair 3-0 behind the four-hit pitching  and home run by HausknechtBrian Barton allowed just five hits in taking the loss.

Hausknecht (W) and Lescision
Barton (L) and Leonard

South Burnaby collected 11 hits in the night game at Langley to win 7-1. Lapthorne had a shutout until the 9th. He gave up just six hits.

Lapthorne (W) and Leonard
Stevens (L), Wark (4) and Neilson

(June 22)   It took 14 innings but Langley held on to second place with a 6-5 win over Port Moody

South Burnaby scored three runs in the first inning en route to a 4-1 triumph over Maple Ridge. Lapthorne pitched a six-hitter for the win.  Larry Walker took the loss despite a five-hit effort.

Walker (L) and Kuntz
Lapthorne (W) and Scott

Dufferins pounded out 16 hits Sunday, including home runs by Hatch and Bill Taylor, to whip Coquitlam 14-8.

Sabatine (L), Forbes (6) and Cameron
Gillespie, Drummond (W) (5), Ruck (8) and Taylor

(August 10)   Dufferins got a three-hitter by Lorne Drummond in a 3-2 decision over Maple Ridge.

Walker (L) and Fisk
Drummond (W) and Taylor

(August 12)  Sparked by a two-run homer by Ron Curby, Dufferins blanked Maillardville 8-0 Tuesday at Gordon Park to move into top spot.  Bill Gillespie hurled the shutout allowing but four hits.

Inkster (L) and Dutkewich
Gillespie (W) and Taylor


Playoffs :

(August 17)  In the opening game of the best-of-five Dewdney League semi-final pennant-winning Dufferins beat Langley 6-1 at Maple Ridge Stadium. Bill Gillespie went the distance for the victory.

Hausknecht (L) and Lecision
Gillespie (W) and Taylor

(August 19)   Catcher Ed Garay doubled home two runs in the first inning to spark Dufferins to a victory over Langley and a 2-0 game lead in the semi-final series. 

(August 22)  Coquitlam whipped Maillardville 9-2 Friday to win the best-of-five series 3-0.

(August 24)    Denny Vaughn tripled and scored on John Berdusco's single in the bottom of the 9th inning to give Langley a 5-4 win over Dufferins to force a 5th and deciding game in the semi-final series. 

Ruck (L) and Garay
Wark, Greider (4), Hausknecht (6) and Lecision

(September 7)   In the Dewdney final playoff, Coquitlam and Langley split a double-header Sunday. Coquitlam leads the best-of-seven series two games to one with one tied.  Langley won the opener 10-8 at its home park. Coquitlam took the second game at home 5-2 riding a solo homer and triple by Ken Routley.