(June 15) First baseman Charles Herman drove in four runs with a homer and double to pace Yankton Terrys to a 14-9 win over Mitchell Kernels in the Basin League opener at Yankton. Dan Howard also blasted a homer for the Terrys. Vince Robison knocked in five runs for the Kernels with a pair of homers. Ed Schlitz added a solo shot. Darrell Read pitched into the 8th inning for the win.
Larry Miller (L), Hammond (5), Johnson (6) and Janocha
Read (W) and Wise (8) and Adzick
(June 15) In a wild season debut at Watertown, the Huron Jims demolished the host club 24-5. The Jims pounded out 19 hits and took advantage of seven errors. They scored ten runs in the first inning and added seven more in the 3rd before a disappointed crowd of 1,000. Len VandeHey drove in eight runs with four hits for Huron. George Blash of the Lake Sox had the only homer. Harold Kunkel picked up the win after relieving in the first frame.
Thies, Kunkel (W) (1) and Buckstead
Hoffman (L), Schaaf (1), Pieper (3) and Goldy
(June 15) A three-run 4th inning carried Rapid City to a 5-2 victory over Pierre Cowboys. A triple by Hank Paskiewicz, Don Quayle's double and Lee Carey's single were the big blows for the Chiefs. Jerry Zawada had a homer for the Cowboys. Bob Hoffman went the route ona six-hitter for the mound triumph. Fred Brenzel took the loss.
Brenzel (L), Walker (8) and Edwards
Hoffman (W) and Todd
(June 16) Dave Thies fired a two-hitter as Huron blanked Mitchell 3-0. Jims scored all three runs in the 6th inning. Hal Haddican poked a one-out double and scored on a two-bagger by Carl Bush. Len VanDeHey received an intentional pass before Don Hormann drove in the second run with a double and Corky Buckstead knocked in the final marker, also with a double. Curtis French took the loss.
Thies (W) and Buckstead
French (L), Williams (6), Hammond (8) and Janocha
(June 17) Huron won its third straight, whipping Pierre 12-6. A seven-run, 8th inning salted away the victory for the Jims. Huron had just two hits in the frame but was helped along by three errors, four walks and a wild pitch. Connie Juelke, the Jims' playing-manager, led the offense with a homer and triple. The Cowboys had plated four in the 4th inning to take the lead. Ken Monschein's double scored a pair and Pape Lukk drove in two with a single. Wally Wisniewski registered the win in a relief role. Hank Hamrick took the loss.
Stella, Wisnewski (W) (3) and Buckstead
Hamrick (L), Dickey (8), Baker (8) and Edwards
(June 17) Lee Carey drove in two runs in the 12th inning to give Rapid City Chiefs a 6-4 win over Valentine Hearts Tuesday. Bob Middleton had reached on a fielder's choice and moved to third on Dolph Regelsky's single. Carey drove in both with a double. Regelsky's homer in the 8th had knotted the count at 4-4. Bob Hoffman was the winning pitcher.
Garcia, Flynn (7), Haroldson (8), Belak (9), Hoffman (W) (9) and Todd
Betzen, Nichols (L) (10) and Owens
(June 17) Vince Robison drove in four runs with a homer, his third of the season, and single to pace the Mitchell offense in a 10-3 win over Watertown. Doc Daugherty added three hits and Dick Colloton had a pair of hits and two RBI. Purnal Goldy bashed a three-run homer for Watertown. George Blash had three hits for the Lake Sox. Frank Carpin scattered nine hits to register the win. He fanned 10. Fred Hoffman took the loss.
Carpin (W) and Franz
Hoffman (L), Kepler (3), Bryja (7) and Goldy
(June 18) A four-run 8th inning proved decisive as Huron won its 4th consecutive game, 5-1 over Valentine Hearts. Bob Tedesco allowed just five hits, in his first start, in going the distance. Jims had ten hits, two by playing manager Connie Juelke. Billy Wells poked a triple for the Hearts.
Ridenour (L) and xxx
Tedesco (W) and Buckstead
(June 18) Rapid City Chiefs pounded out 21 hits in a wild affair at Yankton, doubling the Terrys 20-10. First baseman Don Quayle hit for the cycle for the winners blasting a homer, triple, double and two singles. Outfielder Glen Plaster belted a pair of homers and third baseman Ken Hunt and left fielder Len Hunt also had four-baggers. Starter Harlan Dalluge was the winner. Harry Wise took the loss.
Dalluge (W), West (7), Swanson (9) and Todd, Hodson (7)
Wise (L), McKenna (5), Hartsfield (5) and Adzick
(June 18) Watertown exploded for nine runs in the 5th inning, on just two hits, and coasted to a 15-7 victory over Pierre. Purnal Goldy's three-run homer was the key blow of the big inning. it was his second blast of the game. The Lake Sox took advantage of three bases-loaded walks and a three-base error with the sacks loaded. George Blash of the Sox and Bill Raehse each belted two round trippers. Chuck Schaaf was the winner in a relief role. Starter Craig Anderson took the loss for the Cowboys.
C Anderson (L), Porter (5), Brenzel (5) and Bob Jones, Lukk
Madden, Schaaf (W) (4), F Hoffman (9) and Goldy
(June 19) Richard "Dixie" Walker pitched Pierre to its first win of the season, 9-3 over Yankton. The former Marine held the Terrys to seven hits. Walker gave up two runs in the first inning as Danny Howard doubled in a pair then settled down to retired 18 consecutive batters. Pierre plated four runs in the 3rd inning as Carl Paylor knocked in Walker and LeMar Jacobs, who had walked. Bill Raeshe capped the big inning with a two-run homer. Cowboys scored another three in the 8th as Raeshe doubled, Ken Monschien singled and Art Dillon clouted a triple. Hank Overin went the distance in taking the loss.
Overin (L) and Herman Charles
Walker (W) and Edwards
(June 19) Pinch-hitter Ron Cronan poked a homer in the top of the 9th to carry Valentine by Watertown 5-4. Hearts had fought back from a 3-0 deficit in the first inning for the win. Jim Ranson tied the count 4-4 with a solo homer in the 7th inning. Lake Sox outfielder Dick Hogan crushed a three-run homer in the first then knocked in Bill Horning with a sac fly in the 3rd to provide all the runs for Watertown. Jack Hale picked up the win with 9th inning relief by Keith Nichols. Walt Bryja took the loss.
Hale (W), Nichols (9) and Stilling
Pieper, Bryja (L) (8) and Conlan
(June 19) Dick Wiegand held Mitchell to just three hits to help Rapid City edge the Kernels 3-2 in a twilight start at Mitchell. The Kernels took the lead in the first inning as Eddie Schiltz walked and moved to third when a high fly by Bob Miller was lost in the twilight sky and dropped in for a double. A groundout score the first marker. Rapid City bounced back in the second. Don Quayle's pop up in the infield dropped in safely and he moved around on a walk and scored on a single by Hank Paskiewicz. In the 5th inning, John Janocha knocked in the Kernels' second run with a long single to centre. Chiefs plated a pair in the 7th for the win. Ken Hunt led off with a walk and scooted all the way to third as Wiegand bunted and reached safely on a wild throw to first. Dayton Todd's double scored Ken Hunt and Len Hunt's single notched the winner.
Wiegand (W) and Todd
L Miller (L), Johnson (7), Hammond (9) and Janocha
(June 20) Valentine, without a hit for six innings, exploded for eight runs in the last three frames to down Mitchell 8-5. The Hearts, who managed just four hits, took advantage of seven errors by the Kernels. The first hit off Larry Nosse was a single off the pitcher's leg in the 7th inning. Jerry Good followed with a double and John Feldman knocked it both with a single. Hearts took the lead, 5-4, with three in the 8th, two scoring on Billy Wells' double. Mitchell tied the score in the bottom of the 8th as Vince Robison drove in a run with a fly to centre. But, with one out in the 9th, Mitchell's defense fell apart, making four errors to hand the Hearts three runs.
Keith Nichols, who relieved starter Charlie Ziegenbein in the 8th, picked up the win. Jim Hammond, who followed Nosse to the hill in the 8th, took the loss.
Ziegenbein, Nichols (W) (8) and Stillings
Nosse, Hammond (L) (8), Williams (9), Johnson (9) and Janocha
(June 20) Ben Baker blanked Huron on five hits to hand the Jims their first loss of the season, 4-0. Cowboys broke a scoreless tie with three in the 8th inning. With one out, Lamar Jacobs doubled, Ted Schreiber singled and Carl Taylor walked to load the bases. Bill Raehse drove in two with a single. Don Montgomery's long fly to centre scored Taylor.
Ben Baker (W) and Edwards
Swota (L), Higgins (8) and Buckstead
(June 20) Yankton Terrys announced the addition of four players, including Wilmer Fields, a pitcher-outfielder from Ponca Rica, Mexico. Two collegiate right-handers will join the team - Frank Anderson Jr. from Drake University at Des Moines, Iowa and Bob Schwartz from the University of Illinois. Anderson pitched in Canada with Saskatoon last season. Schwartz pitched in the ManDak League with Bismarck. Rex Johnson, an outfielder from the University of Southern California is the fourth new player.
(June 21) Rapid City downed Yankton 5-3 for its 5th straight victory. Don Quayle and Len Hunt each had two hits and drove in a pair. Dolph Regelsky also had two hits for the Chiefs. Gene Domzalski and Roy Menge pounded homers for the Terrys.
Eisenmann (L) and Charles
Puleo (W), Haroldson (9) and Todd
(June 22) Centre fielder Lee Bohlender made an impressive debut with Watertown knocking in five runs with a pair of homers as the Lake Sox blanked Mitchell 10-0. Dick Radatz hurled the shutout, holding the Kernels to four hits. He fanned six while issuing five walks and throwing three wild pitches. Bohlender, with eight years in pro ball, had three hits and scored three times.
Carpin (L), Hammond (3), Williams (7) and Franz
Radatz (W) and Conlan
(June 22) Don Quayle belted a two-run homer in the 8th inning to break up a pitching duel and hand Rapid City a 3-1 win over Pierre. Bob Hoffman tossed a three-hitter for the win. Craig Anderson gave up just five hits in taking the loss. Anderson had put the Cowboys ahead with a towering homer in the 3rd inning. The Chiefs tied the count in the 7th when catcher Dayton Todd singled to score Jerry Zawada. In the 8th, Lee Carey reached on an error before Quayle's four-bagger.
Bob Hoffman (W) and Todd
C Anderson (L) and Edwards
(June 22) Valentine Hearts erupted for three runs in each of the 6th and 7th innings to down Huron 7-1. Jims had taken the early lead in the 2nd inning as Connie Juelke's sacrifice plated Len VanDeHey. Billy Wells knotted the score with a solo homer in the 4th. Valentine sent starter Harold Kunkel to the showers in the 6th when singles by Wells, Jerry Good, Larry Lewis and Bob Jones accounted for three markers. Jones drove in three in the 7th with a bases-loaded double. Don Betzen tossed a six-hitter for the win.
Kunkel (L), Tedesco (7), Siebert (8) and Buckstead
Betzen (W) and Bob Jones
(June 22) Outfielder George Blash belted a two-run home run in the 8th inning to help Watertown shade Rapid City 6-5. It was the Chiefs first loss after six straight victories. The Lake Sox had gone ahead 4-3 in the 7th inning with a three-run rally, highlighted by a lead-off homer by Lee Bohlender. The Chiefs came right back with two in the top of the 8th. Dolph Regelsky clouted a homer and Len Hunt knocked in another with a single. Big right-hander Dick Radatz was the winner, in relief. Jim Flynn took the loss.
Dalluge, Belak (8), Flynn (L 0-1) (8) and Todd
Schaaf, Madden (7), Radatz (W 2-0) (8) and Conlan
(June 23) Bob Ridenour fired a six-hitter to help Valentine top Huron 8-3. It was the Hearts fourth straight win. Seven errors marred the contest played in 50 degree weather at Valentine. A three-run 6th inning helped put the game on ice for the Hearts. Jerry Vodicka reached on a fielder's choice, Allen Kiddy walked and Jim Ranson followed with a double and Jerry Good with a single. Vodicka had the game's big hit, a triple in the first inning.
Thies (L), Wisniewski (6), Siebert (7) and Buckstead
Ridenour (W) and Stilling
(June 24) Carl Johnson held Pierre to seven hits and Mitchell downed the Cowboys 4-2. Gene Duffy had a two-run homer for the winners and Hal Daugherty added three hits. Fred Brenzel took the loss.
Brenzel (L) and Edwards
Johnson (W) and Janocha
(June 24) A three-run 3rd inning helped carry Rapid City to a 5-3 triumph over Huron. The Chiefs starting and winning pitcher, Dick Wiegand, started the frame with a solo homer. Hank Paskeiwicz and Len Hunt followed with a singles. Dolph Regelsky drove in one run and another scored on an error. Regelsky had a double and single for the winners. Connie Juelke led the Jims with two hits, one a double.
Wiegand (W), Haroldson (7) and Todd
Swota (L), Higgins (7) and Buckstead
(June 24) Outfielder Ed Staab's two-run homer in the 6th inning was the key blow as Yankton Terrys came from behind to shade Valentine 11-10. A four-run 4th inning had given the Hearts an 8-7 margin before the Terrys answered with a pair in the 6th and another two in the 7th. Bob Schwartz picked up the win in relief. Jack Hale was the loser. Outfielder Billy Wells belted a pair of homers for the Hearts. First baseman John Feldman also had a homer as did centre fielder Roy Menge for the Terrys.
Nichols, Hale (L) (5), Betzen (8) and Bob Jones
Overin, Schwartz (W) (6), Wise (8) and Charles
(June 25) Ken Hunt's 3rd inning homer proved to be the difference as Rapid City topped Yankton 6-4. Chiefs had taken a 4-0 lead in the first inning on doubles by Don Quayle and Glen Plaster, singles from Lee Carey and Len Hunt and a base on balls. Yankton scored a pair in the 3rd on a fielder's choice, Sherwood Brewer's double and singles by Wilmer Fields and Ed Staab. Starter Tom Garcia picked up the win. Darrell Read went the distance in a losing cause.
Darrell Read (L) and Adzick
Tom Garcia (W), Haroldson (8) and Todd
(June 25) Ed Schiltz doubled in Dean Look with the winning run in the sixth inning then scored the insurance marker on Dick Colloton's single as Mitchell Kernels handed Huron its 5th straight loss, 6-4. Gene Duffy and Joe Lutz belted homers for the winners. Carl Bush had a four-bagger for Huron. Ed Hammond was the winner in relief.
Stella, Wisniewski (L) (2) and Tarr
Nosse, Hammond (W) (5), Williams (9), Hammond (9) and Janocha
(June 26) Yankton took advantage of two errors in the 7th inning to edge Watertown 3-2. Trailing 1-0, on Bill Hornings' leadoff homer in the 1st, Terrys got three singles in the 7th from Sherwood Brewer, Ed Staab, and Rex Johnson to tie and then plated two more on miscues by the Lake Sox. Sox got one back in the 8th as Horning doubled in Fred Hoffman. Chuck Eisenmann went seven innings to capture the win. Walt Bryja took the loss.
Bryja (L), Bill Russell (8) and Conlan
Eisenmann (W), Wise (8) and Charles
(June 26) Huron Jims built up a 7-2 lead after six innings and held off a Pierre rally in the 7th to down the Cowboys 7-5. Hal Kunkel was a force both on the mound and at bat. He went eight frames for the win and knocked in four runs with a pair of doubles. He also scored twice. Fred Scott had three hits for the winners. Bill Raehse homered for Pierre.
Kunkel (W), Seibert (9) and Tarr
McClure (L), Walker (6) and Edwards
(June 26) Doc Daugherty bashed a homer, triple and single, good for three runs, to pace Mitchell Kernels over Valentine 10-4. Dick Golden also had a four-bagger for the Kernels, a three-run blast, while Gene Duffy and Vince Robison each had a pair of safeties. Billy Wells had a homer for the Hearts. Frank Carpin went the distance for the mound victory, his second complete game in three starts.
Carpin (W) and Janocha
Zieggenbein (L), Hale (4) and Soeane
Rapid City 8-1
(June 27) Rapid City erupted for three runs with two out in the bottom of the 9th inning to down Huron 8-7. Dayton Todd's two-run double to centre was the key hit. Don Quayle homered for the Chiefs. Carl Bush led the losers with a pair of doubles. Bruce Haroldson, the third pitcher for the chiefs picked up the win.
Thies (L) and Tarr, Buckstead
Puleo, Wiegant (6), Haroldson (W) (8) and Todd
(June 27) Yankton had just eight hits but three of them were homers as the Terrys downed Pierre 7-1. Sherwood Brewer, Wilmer Fields and Bobby Klaus had the circuit blows. Each score a pair of runs. Frank Anderson went the distance for the win. Ben Baker took the loss. Bill Raehse went 2 for 2 for the Cowboys.
Baker (L), John Porter (3) and Edwards
Frank Anderson (W) and Charles
(June 27) Big right-hander Dick Radatz blanked Mitchell for the second straight time as Watertown topped the Kernels 6-0. Last Sunday, he shutout Mitchell 10-0. It was the 3rd consecutive win this season for Radatz after finishing 10-1 in 1957. He fanned 11 and walked 3.
Dick Hogan provided the Lake Sox with the only run they needed with a two-out homer in the 2nd inning. Lee Bohlender had three hits for the winners. Curtis French took the loss.
Radatz (W 3-0) and Conlan
French (L 0-2), Hammond (3), Johnson (4), Williams (7) and Janocha, Franz
(June 28) Billy Wells' two-run homer in the 8th inning provided Valentine with some breathing room as the Hearts downed Yankton 7-4. The Terrys rallied in the 9th, loading the bases and scoring a pair before a double play ended the contest. Wilmer Fields and Herman Charles poked homers for Yankton. Don Betzen was the winner. Harry Wise went the distance in taking the loss.
Wise (L) and Charles
Betzen (W), Nichols (9) and Seoane
(June 28) Jake Tarr clouted a grand slam homer in the top of the 9th inning for the winning margin as Huron shaded Rapid City 10-9. The Chiefs, with a three-run rally in the bottom of the 9th, fell just short. In a game which featured the long ball, Carl Bush belted a pair of homers and winning pitcher Roger Higgins hit one for Huron. Hank Paskiewicz and Len Hunt registered four-baggers for Rapid City.
Higgins (W) Wisniewski (9), Tedesco and Buckstead
Hoffman, Dalluge (L) (8) and Todd
(June 28) There were 32 hits, 18 by Pierre as the Cowboys whipped Watertown 13-8. Lamar Jacobs, John Hernstein and Ted Schrieber belted homers for the winners, Purn Goldy and Dick Hogan replied for the Lake Sox.
C Anderson, Hamrick (W) (1), Baker (7), Hernstein (9) and Edwards
Swanson (L), Schaaf (4), Pieper (4) and Conlan
(June 29) Valentine Hearts pounded four Chiefs' hurlers for 21 hits in notching a 13-7 victory at Rapid City. Hearts scored six in the first frame. Four were charged to Dave Baldwin who failed to retire a man, giving up a hit and three walks. Jerry Vodicka, Jim Ranson, Jerry Good and John Feldman each had three hits for the Hearts. Al Kiddy added a two-run homer. Dolph Regelsky and Tom Garcia each got three hits for the Chiefs.
Ridenour (W), Betzen (9) and Seoane
Baldwin (L), Haroldson (1), Garcia (2), Quayle (7) and Todd
(June 29) Left fielder Ed Staab had four hits, two of them home runs, and four runs batted in to lead the Terrys to a 12-8 win over Pierre Cowboys. Wilmer Fields also drove in four with a pair of doubles. Fred Boiko drove in three for Pierre with four hits, including two doubles.
Read (W), Overin (7), Schwartz (8) and Adzick
Brenzel (L), McClure (5) and Edwards
(June 29) Vern McKee belted a homer in the bottom of the 12th inning to hand Huron a 3-2 win over Mitchell. Andy Swota went the distance, allowing just eight hits, for the win. Carl Johnson suffered the heart-breaking loss. He had a shutout into the bottom of the 9th when the Jims scored twice to tie. Swota and Len Van De Hey each had two hits for the Jims. Dean Look and Dick Colloton each punched out three for the Kernels.
Johnson (L) and Janocha
Swota (W) and Buckstead, Tarr
(June 30) A six-run outburst in the 3rd inning carried Huron to a 13-8 victory over Yankton. The Terrys got the early jump with three in the first inning. But the Jims came storming back in the 3rd helped by four hits, four walks, an error and a sacrifice. Bob Tedesco went eight innings for the win. Yankton erupted for five in the 8th on a grand slam homer by Bob Klaus and a single shot by Wilmer Fields.
Eisenmann (L), Jim Flynn (3), Overlin (7) and Adzick
Tedesco (W), Kunkel (9) and Tarr
(June 30) Pierre Cowboys scored eight runs in the first two innings and coasted to a 10-4 triumph over Mitchell. Carl Paylor, Bill Raehse and Lamar Jacobs each punched out three hits for the Cowboys. Paylor scored three times and knocked in a pair. His hits included a triple. Richard "Dixie" Walker pitched into the 8th inning to grab the win.
Walker (W), Anderson (8) and Edwards
Carpin (L), Hammond (6), French (7) and Janocha
Standings, end of June 30
Rapid City 9 - 3 ---
Valentine 6 - 4 2.0
Huron 8 - 6 2.0
Yankton 5 - 6 3.5
Watertown 4 - 5 3.5
Mitchell 4 - 8 5.0
Pierre 4 - 8 5.0
(July 1) Doc Daughtery clubbed a grand slam homer in a five-run 7th inning to carry Mitchell to an 8-3 win over Huron before a crowd of about 3,000 at Sioux Falls. It was one of five hits for Daughterty. The game was an exhibition match to help promote the Basin League in the city. 18-year-old Fred Nosse went the route for the win, allowing just one earned run. Carl Bush poked a homer for the Jims.
Nosse (W) and Janocha
Madden (L), Tarr (7) and Buckstead
(July 1) Rapid City Chiefs didn't take long to turn the tables on Watertown's Dick Radatz. The right-hander from Michigan State had come into the game with a 3-0 record and 21 2/3s innings of scoreless ball. Chiefs scored a pair in the 3rd and a singleton in the 4th to take a 3-0 lead. Radatz clubbed a three-run homer in the bottom of the 3rd to tie, but Rapid City got a two-run homer by Dolph Regelsky in the 5th and a three-run shot by Lee Carey en route to a 9-3 victory before 1,300 fans. Harland Dalluge held the Sox to six hits in going the distance for the mound victory.
Dalluge (W) and Todd
Radatz (L) and Conlan
(July 1) Yankton topped Valentine 8-4 in a contest which featured four homers, two by Terry's playing-manager Nick Adzick and three-run blasts by Herman Charles and Valentine right fielder Jerry Good. Frank Anderson, right-hander from Drake University, went the route for the win.
Bud Murray (L), Nicholos (7) and Seaone
F Anderson (W) and Adzick
(July 2) Lefthander Dick Wiegand fired a two-hit shutout as Rapid City shaded Huron 2-0. Dave Thies allowed just six hits in taking the defeat. Chiefs scored single runs in the 3rd and 8th innings. Doubles by Glen Plaster and Lee Carey contributed to the Chiefs' markers. Wiegand gave up just two singles, the only baserunners for the Jims.
Wiegand (W) and Todd
Thies (L) and Buckstead
(July 2) A wild throw to first in trying to make a double play, in the bottom of the 9th inning, gave Pierre Cowboys a 7-6 triumph over Valentine. The Cowboys received three consecutive walks to load the bases before Carl Paylor bounced to shortstop. The toss to second got an out, but the relay to first was wide as the winning marker crossed the plate. The Hearts had taken a 6-5 lead in the top of the 9th on a sacrifice fly by Billy Wells. Ben Baker went 8 2/3s innings for Pierre but the win went to reliever Tex McClure who pitched to just one batter. Ted Schreiber had three hits for Pierre. Jerry Good and Wells pounded homers for Valentine.
Betzen, Hale (L) (5), Nichols (9) and Seaone
Baker, McClure (W) (9) and Edwards
(July 2) Roy Menge, Bobby Klaus and Gene Domzalski each knocked in three runs as Yankton clubbed Mitchell 15-6. Wilmer Fields blasted a pair of home runs for the Terrys. Ed Staab added one. The Kernels had homers by Gene Duffy and Vince Robison, who had three hits and drove in three. Doc Daugherty punched out three hits, two of them doubles. Sherwood Brewer had two hits and scored three times for the Terrys. Darrell Read survived 13 hits to register the win.
Read (W) and Charles
Williams (L), Hammond (4), French (5) and Janocha
Standings, end of July 4th
Rapid City 11 - 5 ---
Yankton 8 - 6 2.0
Huron 8 - 8 3.0
Valentine 7 - 7 3.0
Watertown 5 - 7 4.0
Mitchell 6 - 9 4.5
Pierre 5 - 8 4.5
(July 5) Valentine Hearts got an unearned run in the 11th inning Saturday at Kernel Park to take a 6-5 decision from Mitchell Kernels. The winning run came home after Billy Wells' grounder got away from shortstop Hal Daugherty. He was sacrificed to second and scored on Jim Pakel's single. Kernels had taken a 3-0 lead in the first inning as leadoff man Eddie Schiltz belted Ed Blanco's second pitch for a homer. After Vince Robison walked, Dean Look slugged another four-bagger to give Kernels a 3-0 lead. Wells put Valentine on the scoreboard in the third inning with a two-out, two-run homer. They tied it in the fifth on a series of miscues. Later, Robison helped Mitchell keep pace with the game's fourth homer. John Hale picked up the win in relief.
Nosse, C.Johnson (L) (9) and Seoane
Blanco, Nichols (9), Hale (W) (9) and Janocha
(July 5) Rapid City got a three-run homer from third baseman Ken Hunt in the fourth innning and held on to shade Pierre 8-6. Cowboys pitcher Richard "Dixie" Walker smacked a three-run homer in the eighth but it wasn't enough. Pierre shortstop Don Montgomery led all hitters with three hits in four trips.
Harland Daluge, Bob Hoffman (W) (5) and Dayton Todd
Craig Anderson (L), Richard Walker (5) and John Edwards
(July 5) Pitcher Jake Tarr slammed a homer in the fourth inning to pull Huron into the lead en route to a 6 ro 4 victory over Watertown Saturday night. Tarr, who relieved starter Dick Siebert in the first inning, picked up the win.
Dick Siebert, Jake Tarr (W) (1), Andy Swota (8), Roger Higgins (9) and xxx
Charles Pieper (L), xxx, Hoffman (7) and Conlin
(July 6) Huron scored a pair in the fifth and another two in the sixth to down Yankton 4-1. Hal Hadican started Huron on the way to victory with a two-out, run scoring double in the fifth. Hadican came home on a passed ball and an error. Yankton's stole marker came in the sixth when catcher Herman Charles made first on a fielder's choice, advanced on a wild pitch and scored on a single to left by Wilmer Fields. Huron responded in the bottom of the frame when Carl Bush reached on an error and advanced to second on a wild pitch. Dean Scarborough plated a run with a single and Connie Juelke followed with the triple for the final run. Jake Tarr led the winners with three hits. Dave Thies held Yankton to six hits and fanned seven.
Chuck Eisenmann (L) , Gene Heinz (7) and Herman Charles
Dave Thies (W) and Joe Buckstead
(July 6) Trailing 4-1 going into the bottom of the 8th, Valentine Hearts exploded for nine runs to wallop Pierre Cowboys 10-4. With Jerry Good aboard with a walk and Jim Pakel safe on an error, Ike Seoane knocked in both with a three-bagger. Ron Cronin drove in Seoane with a single and Jerry Vodicka drew a bases on balls. Two more runs came home as Allen Kiddy doubled and Jim Ranson also had a safety. With one out, Tex McClure was summoned to the Pierre mound and promptly walked Billy Wells and gave up a three-run homer to Pakel. Pierre batters had five doubles and a homer by Lamar Jacobs but it wasn't enough. Bob Ridenour registered the pitching win with ninth help help from Don Betzen.
Hamrick, Baker (L) (3), McClure (8) and Franz
Ridenour (W), Betzen (9) and Seoane
(July 6) Home runs by Dick Colloton, Doc Daugherty and Gene Duffy powered Mitchell Kernels to a 6-3 win over Dick Radatz and the Watertown Lake Sox. Dick Atkinson scattered eight hits in going the distance for the win. He struck out six without a walk. Radatz had gone into the game with consecutive shutouts over the Kernels. Lee Bohlander belted a homer for the losers.
Atkinson (W) and Conlin
Radatz (L), Bryja (8) and Janocha
(July 8) Valentine topped Mitchell 8-2.
Watertown shaded Rapid City 5-4 with Chuck Schaaf picking up the win.
Schaaf (W) and xxx
xxx and xxx
(July 22) Rapid City Chiefs took advantage of six Valentine errors to shade the Hearts 3-2. Billy Wells of the Hearts had the only homer.
xxx and xxx
xxx and xxx
Ben Baker blanked Yankton on two hits and Pierre Cowboys notched a 4-0 victory. The lefthander fanned five and did not issue a free pass. John Herrnstein knocked in three runs with a double and triple.
Heinz (L) and Adzick
Baker (W) and Edwards
2nd Half Standings
Rapid City 2-2
YT AT RC, VH AT MK, PC AT HU
YT AT RC, HU AT VH, MK AT PC
(July 25) Pierre Cowboys notched their 7th straight win in the second half of the split schedule with a 4-3, 10-inning, triumph over Rapid City Chiefs. Pierre scored in the bottom of the 9th to tie then scored in the extra frame for the win. Chiefs took a lead in the first on Dolph Regelsky's homer. They went up 3-0 in the 3rd on successive singles by Lee Carey, Regelsky and Len Hunt. Cowboys stormed back in the 3rd on Bill Raehse's two-run homer. In the 9th, Ted Schreiber singled to scored pinch-runner Ben Baker with the tying run. In the 10th, John Edwards' bases loaded sacrifice fly scored Carl Paylor with the winner. Hank Hamrick picked up the win.
Wiegand, Haroldson (9), Bristol (L) (9) and Todd
Brenzel, Walker (10), Hamrick (W) (10) and Edwards
HU AT VH, MK AT WLS
(July 26) Watertown got homers from George Blash and Lee Bohlender in a 7-2 victory over Mitchell.
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RC AT HU, VH AT YT, PC AT MK
RC AT WLS, HU AT MIK, YT AT PIC
YT AT MK
HU AT RC, WLS AT MK, VH AT PC
HU AT RC, WLS AT MK, VH AT PC
HU AT RC, YT AT VH, PC AT WLS
HU AT MK, VH AT RC, PC AT YT
YT AT HU, MK AT WLS
VH AT YT, RC AT WLS, PC AT MK
RC AT HU, WLS AT PC
WLS AT VH, MK AT RC, PC AT YT
HU AT YT, WLS AT VH, MK AT RC
PC AT RC, HU AT WLS, YT AND VH
VH AT PC, HU AND YT
PC AT HU, MK AT VH, WLS AT YT
WLS AT RC, MK AT HU, PC AT VH
WLS AT RC
(August 12) It was a night of offense in the Basin League. Carl Bush clubbed three homers and drove in seven runs to pace Huron to a 10-2 win over Watertown. The outburst gave Bush 14 homers and 42 runs batted in. Jack Tarr held the Lake Sox to seven hits in registering the win. Len Van De Hey had three hits and scored three runs for the Jims. Purn Goldy had three hits for the Sox.
Russell (L), Bryja (7) and Conlin
Tarr (W) and Buckstead
Doc Daugherty belted a grand slam homer and Gene Duffy had a three-run shot as Mitchell trounced Yankton 13-3. Dean Look also had a four bagger for the winners. The Terrys twins, Bill and Bob White, had homers for Yankton.
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Rapid City pounded out 20 hits in whipping Valentine 15-3. Don Plaster of the Chiefs had the only homer.
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2nd Half Standings
Rapid City 10-08
RC AT VH, MK AT YT
RC AT YT, VH AT WLS, MK AT PC
VH AT HU, RC AT MK, YT AT WLS
VH AT RC, YT AT MK, WLS AT HU
2nd Half Standings (Aug 15)
Pierre 15 - 06
Rapid City 11 - 10 4.0
Mitchell 11 - 11 4.5
Valentine 11 - 11 4.5
Huron 10 - 12 5.5
Yankton 9 - 12 6.0
Watertown 9 - 14 7.0
YT AT WLS, VH AT PC
HU AT YT, VH AT MK, RC AT PC
(August 20) Don Montgomery's single with two out in the bottom of the 9th inning scored Fred Boiko with the winning run as Pierre Cowboys captured the Basin League championship with a thrilling 8-7 win over Valentine Hearts in the final game of their three-game playoff series. Boiko had doubled to lead off the frame. Pierre had a 7-6 lead into the final frame but the Hearts tied the match on Ron Cronan's double scoring Bobby Burr who had singled.
Valentine had taken a 3-0 lead in the first inning on a walk and singles by Jerry Vodicka, John Feldman and Burr. Cowboys got a pair in the bottom of the first and tied it in the 3rd on hits by Boiko and John Herrnstein.After Pierre had taken a 5-3 lead, Valentine erupted for three runs in the 7th on a two-run homer by Cronan and a single shot by Ike Seaone. Herrnstein's homer in the bottom of the 7th again evened the count. Another homer, a bases-empty smash by Lamar Jacobs, gave Pierre the lead after eight. Ben Baker was the winner in relief.
Anderson, Betzen (1), West (4), Hale (L) (7) and Seaone
Brenzel, C Anderson (8), Baker (W) (9) and Edwards