1958 Intercounty (Ontario) League Game Reports       

(May 10)  London Majors dumped St. Thomas 12-8 in exhibition action at London. Majors clobbered three Elgins' pitchers for 17 hits, three of them by Dale Creighton who drove in seven runs with a homer, double and single. Dan Mendham also had three hits for the winners. 19-year-old Clarence Hucel of Roseville, Michigan pitched four hitless innings in getting the start for the Majors.  Roy McKay allowed just one hit in his three-inning relief role.  Jim Peterson poked a three-run homer for St. Thomas.

Florcyk (L), Hubert (5), Ambrose (7) and MacKenzie
Hucul, McKay (W) (5), Vowell (8), Perkins (9) and Kelley, Green

(May 11)   In a pre-season exhibition at Brantford, St. Thomas downed the Red Sox 8-1 as Tommy White and Hubert combined on a four-hitter.  Catcher Eric MacKenzie led the 12-hit attack with a double and two singles.  Bob Stores and Cec Crowe had the longest hits of the day, triples.

White (W), Hubert (6) and MacKenzie, Peterson (6)
Radio (L), Ross (4), Kormas (7) and McAfee, Vipond

(May 12)  St. Thomas Elgins, held to just three hits, took advantage of ten walks and three errors to down London Majors 5-2 in a pre-season match at St. Thomas.  Elgins scored four runs in the third inning on only one hit, a single by Junior BarashJohnny Ambrose went five innings for the win. Lefty Jim Ruttle, a student at the University of Western Ontario, took the loss.

Ruttle (L), Yelle (6) and Keeley, Green (6)
Ambrose (W), Dorans (6) and MacKenzie

May 14)   Catcher Jim Peterson knocked in five runs as St. Thomas posted its third straight exhibition win, a 17-5 trouncing of Brantford.  Peterson drove in a pair with a single in the 4th and three with a bases-loaded triple in the 6th. 

Lancaster, Firmi (4), Legacy (), MacAfee, Vipond (6) and xxx
Pettinger, Brown (3), White (5), Ross (6), Kormos (8) and Peterson


(May 17)  The 39th season of the Intercounty Baseball League kicked off with the 1957 champion Kitchener-Waterloo Dutchmen winning their 1958 opener in a big way, 20-0 over Brantford Red Sox. Harry Psutka and Joe Yosurak belted homers for the winners.  Right-hander Charlie Johnson allowed just four hits in pitching the shutout.  Dutchmen score five runs off Jack Lancaster in the first inning.

Lancaster (L), xxx and xxx
Johnson (W 1-0) and xxx

(May 17)  London Majors downed Hamilton 5-3 at London.

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(May 19)  Kitchener-Waterloo scored its second straight shutout win to open the new season.  Dutchmen dumped Hamilton Beavers 6-0.  Howie Hupp scattered seven hits to registered the shutout victory. Dan Jackson led the attack with three doubles.

Hupp (W) and xxx
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(May 19)  A six-run 6th inning carried Oakville to a 7-6 win over St. Thomas.  Elgins had a 5-1 lead when an error loaded the bases.  Oaks followed with a walk to Jack Roberts, singles by Ken Pollock and Merv Scott and a double by Bob Salvisburg, good for six unearned runs. Jack Roberts picked up the win in relief.  Johnny Ambrose was the hard-luck loser, hurling a three-hitter up to the disastrous 6th inning.  He also led the hitters with three safeties and two runs batted in.

Shepherd, Roberts (4) (W 1-0) and Thomson
Ambrose (L 0-1) and MacKenzie

(May 19)  Brantford Red Sox rebounded from a 20-0 defeat on Saturday to beat London 5-2 on Monday.  Eight walks and three London errors helped the Sox to their first win.  Frank Radio allowed just six hits in gaining the mound triumph. Radio also helped at the plate with two hits, a walk and a sacrifice bunt.

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Radio (W) and xxx

(May 19)  Galt Terriers got by Guelph 8-6 Monday helped by seven errors, three in one inning, by the Merchants.  Guelph third baseman Ray Brown was an example of the best and worst of the night, making five of the errors but belting a homer and single.  Bob Brain had the big hit for the Terriers, a triple.

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Riddell, Hoy and xxx

(May 21)   Veteran John Clark fired a seven-hitter to spark Guelph to a 7-1 victory over Brantford.  Merchants got just eight hits off three Red Sox hurlers but took advantage of eleven walks, four errors and nine stolen bases to run up the count.  Hal MacDonald, with a triple and two singles, led the offense.  Don Rowe had two hits for the Sox.

Firmi (L), xxx (3) and xxx
Clark (W) and xxx

(May 21)  Ross Paton held Listowel to five hits in leading Oakville to a 4-2 win. Paton had a shutout into the 9th inning when a single by Red Dubrick and a homer by Bob St. Louis accounted for the Legionaires' markers.  A double steal in the first frame by Ken Pollock and Roy Lawrence accounted for the first run.  Oaks plated another on a double by Jack Principi, a single by Bill Hannivan and a wild pitch.  The final pair came in the 7th inning as Paton doubled and scored on Pollock's homer.

Wilcox (L), xxx and xxx
Paton (W), Bouchard (9) and xxx

(May 24)  Second baseman Junior Barash had three hits and scored a pair to lead St. Thomas over Guelph 6-4.  Gene Florcyk, showing few signs of his shoulder ailment, scattered ten hits to take the win.  He needed relief help from John Ambrose in the 8th. 

Kirchner (L 0-1), Nick DiCarlo (7), Mahoney (8) and Frank DiCarlo
Florcyk (W 1-0), Ambrose (8) and MacKenzie

(May 26)   A three-run rally with two out in the 9th inning handed Oakville Oaks a 3-2 victory over Guelph.  The outburst ended a tight pitching duel between Oaks Jack Roberts and Mike Kovac of the Merchants. Roberts had a no-hitter through five innings.  Kovac broke the streak in the 6th and came around the score the first run.  He was within an out of a 1-0 triumph when Roy Lawrence belted a double in the 9th and Fred Thompson and Bob Salvesberg following with singles leading to three runs.  Guelph rebounded with a run in the bottom of the 9th on singles by Fred DiCarlo, an error and Paul Smith's single. An outstanding defensive play by Thompson, the Oaks shortstop, with the bases loaded, preserved the victory.

Roberts (W) and xxx
Kovac (L) and xxx

(May 28)  Ian Shepherd make quite an impression in his second start with the Oakville Oaks.  The rookie fired a six-hit shutout as the Oaks blanked St. Thomas Elgins 9-0.  The 19-year-old, from Oakville intermediate ranks, fanned seven and walked two. Oaks blasted 16 hits, including home runs by Ken Pollack and Fred Thompson.  Each had three hits. 

Ambrose (L), White (7) and MacKenzie
Shepherd (W) and Thompson

(May 29)   Brantford Red Sox downed Balt 8-6.

(May 29)  Hamilton Beavers shaded Listowel 5-4.

(May 29)  Kitchener-Waterloo Dutchman moved into a tie for first place with Oakville Oaks with a 5-2 victory over London Majors.

(May 30)  A six-run 8th inning carried Brantford Red Sox to a 9-5 victory over St. Thomas Elgins. The Sox sent 11 men to the plate and got run-scoring hits by Jerry Coleman, Gus Robson, Ron Firmi and Joe Clark.  Elgins rallied for three runs in the bottom of the 8th, two scoring on Tedd Bogal's bases-loaded single.  Firmi, who pitched into the 8th frame, picked up the win.  Bill Jamieson took the loss.

Firmi (W), Lancaster (8) and Ronson
Jamieson (L), Florcyk (8) , White (9) and MacKenzie

(May 31)  Oakville Oaks stayed in a tie atop the Intercounty standings with a 10-8 victory over London.

(May 31)  In a slugfest at Galt, Kitchener-Waterloo Dutchman whipped the Terriers 19-10.

(May 31)  St. Thomas took advantage of three Listowel errors to score three runs and take a 5-3 decision Saturday at Listowel.  Right-hander Johnny Ambrose held the Legionaries to six hits in capturing the pitching win.  John Poholsky went the distance to take the loss. Russ Evon and Junior Barash each had a double and single for the Elgins.

Ambrose (W) and MacKenzie
Poholsky (L) and St. Louis

(June 4)  Hamilton playing manager Don Lewandowski, who came on in relief with the bases loaded and two out in the bottom of the 9th inning, walked pinch-hitter Art O'Conner to force in the winning run for Guelph as the Merchants took a 6-5 victory. Hal MacDonald provided the big hit for the winners, a two-run homer.  Lewandowski had three hits for the Beavers.  John Clark went the distance on the mound for the Merchants for his second straight win. 

xxx, xxx, Anderson (L), Lewandowski (9) and xxx
Clark (W) and xxx

(June 4)  Oakville Oaks moved into sole possession of first place, a half-game ahead of Kitchener-Waterloo, with a 6-5 win over Galt. Lefty Ian Shepherd relieved in the 9th with the tying and winning runs on bases and fanned two of three Galt batters to preserve the win for Jack Roberts who fanned 12 in pitching into the 9th inning. In gaining his third win without a loss Roberts allowed eight hits including a homer by Luther "Shanty" Clifford. A walk and three singles in the 9th plated two Galt runs and brought in Shepherd who halted the rally.

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Roberts (W), Shepherd (9) and xxx

(June 5)  Veteran Tommy White fired a complete-game seven-hitter as St. Thomas topped Brantford 9-3.  Elgins put the game away with a five-run 6th inning.  Eric MacKenzie led the offense with a three-run homer in the 6th.  Junior Barash had four hits and Jack Peterson added three.  Jimmy Wilkes and Don Rowe each had two hits for the Red Sox.  Ron Stead, make his debut, took the loss.

White (W) and Mackenzie
Stead (L 0-1), Lancaster (6), Ross (8) and Ronson

(June 6)  St. Thomas survived homers by Joe Yosurak and Arlie Parker to down the Kitchener-Waterloo Dutchmen 4-2.  Elgins broke a 2-2 draw with a pair in the 7th inning.  Tedd Bogal opened the inning with a walk and stole second.  Herm Mason drew a walk.  Bogal scored as Junior Barash reached on an error and Mason crossed the plate on a single by winning pitcher Johnny Ambrose.

Johnson (L 2-1) and Psutka
Ambrose (W 2-2) and MacKenzie

(June 7)  Galt Terriers notched a 10-7 win over Listowel.

(June 7)  Kitchener-Waterloo trounced Hamilton 13-3.

(June 7)  Stan "Gabby" Anderson swatted three hits, including a homer, to lead London to a 6-3 victory over St. Thomas at Labatt Park Saturday.  Roy McKay fashioned a seven-hitter, allowing just one earned run in winning his second of the season.  He bested 19-year-old Al Dorans of the Elgins who allowed 12 hits in going the distance.  Anderson's homer was his second of the season.  in 1957 he was the batting champion and home run king in the Great Lakes-Niagara League.

Dorans (L 0-1) and MacKenzie
McKay (2-2) and Keeley

(June 7)  Guelph Merchants hammered Brantford Red Sox 14-0.

(June 12)  In a game which featured four home runs, St. Thomas Elgins erupted for six runs in the top of the 8th inning, then held off a rally by Kitchener-Waterloo in the bottom of the 8th to notch a 9-7 win at Kitchener.  Johnny Ambrose survived ten hits to go the distance for the win.  He helped at the plate with a homer and single.  Arlie Parker, K-W first baseman, drove in five runs with two homers and a single.  Nick Rintchie also homered for the Dutchmen.  Catcher Harry Psutka had three hits for the losers.  Tedd Bogal and Herm Mason each had a pair for the Elgins.

Ambrose (W) and MacKenzie
Hupp, Johnson (L) (8) and Psutka

(June 12)  Hamilton Beavers pushed across the game's only run in the 10th inning to blank Oakville Oaks 1-0.

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(June 14)  Mike Wallace, released by Listowel earlier in the season, held the Legionaires to nine hits and fanned nine as Guelph Merchants trounced Listowel 10-2.  Guelph sent southpaw Jerry Lile to the showers in the second inning after scoring five runs.  Al Wilcox finished up, but was hurt by five Listowel errors.

Wallace (W) and xxx
Lile (L), Wilcox (2) and xxx

(June 14)  Roy McKay pitched shutout ball as London downed Brantford 4-0.  Ron Stead allowed just six hits in taking the loss, his second since joining the Sox from Orlando of the Florida State League. Dale Creighton was the offensive force for the Majors scoring twice, driving in three runs and collecting three hits, including a homer and triple.

Stead (L 0-2) and xxx
McKay (W 3-2) and xxx

(June 14)   Kitchener-Waterloo plated the winning run in the 11th inning on a bases-loaded walk on Saturday to give the Dutchmen a 5-4 win over the Oaks. Oakville manager Ross Paton was ejected in the second inning for protesting a call in the infield.  Jack Roberts gave up a single and two walks to load the bases in the 11th frame before walking another to force in the winning run. Bob Sealy and Charlie Johnson held the Oaks to eight hits.  Johnson picked up the win.

Roberts (L) and xxx
Sealby, Johnson (W) and xxx

(June 19)   Oakville Oaks whipped Brantford 12-4 pounding out 16 hits.  Ken Pollack and Grant Redshaw each had three hits to lead the attack. Lefty Ross Thomson scattered six hits to register the win. He fanned nine and walked six.  Ronnie Stead took the loss, his third straight.

Thomson (W) and xxx
Stead (L 0-3), Firmi (8) and xxx

(June 19)   Kitchener-Waterloo Dutchmen remained in a tie atop the standings, each with 9-2 records, with Oakville with a 7-5 win over Guelph

(June 19)  London Majors topped Hamilton 5-4.

(June 21)  Guelph edged London Majors 3-2.

(June 21)  Johnny Ambrose fired a five-hitter in blanking Galt Terriers 5-0.  Ambrose faced just 29 batters, fanning five with no bases on balls.  He also had a double and single on offense.  Russ Evon drove in a pair for the Elgins.

Ambrose (W 4-2) and MacKenzie
Simmers (L 0-1), MacNeil (6) and Bard

(June 21)  Listowel Legionaires got by Brantford 11-6.

(June 24)   Rookie Al Dorans allowed just seven hits and one earned run in pacing St. Thomas to a 5-2 win over Hamilton Beavers.  The 19-year-old right-hander registered his first win of the season.  Russ Evon and Tedd Bogal provided the offensive power.  Evon, a 40-year-old veteran, belted a three-run homer in the second inning while Bogal knocked in a pair with a bases-loaded double in the fourth.  Larry Cunningham accounted for the Beavers' scoring with a home in the 5th inning.

Kaye (L ) and Rosser
Dorans (W 1-1) MacKenzie

(June 25)  Galt third baseman Wray Upper continues as the batting leader in the Intercounty Baseball League.  Upper went hitless in his only game during the week to drop his average to .483.  Arlie Parker of Kitchener-Waterloo was second at .479 with Oakville firs sacker Grant Redshaw moving into third place at .472 with a five for nine week.  Ian Shepherd of Oakville continues as the top hurler with an earned run average of 1.08.  He's allowed just four earned runs in 31 innings while registering a 3-0 won-lost mark.

(June 26)   Hamilton Beavers combined eight hits with six sacrifice blows to shade St. Thomas 4-3.  Left-hander Eric Lomax tossed a seven-hitter for the win, his second.  Jim Brown took the loss in his first start for the Elgins. Elgins scored all their runs in the 6th on a triple by Russ Evon, double by Jim Peterson and singles by Ray Urban and Eric MacKenzie.

Brown (L 0-1) and MacKenzie
Lomax (W 2-3) and Martin

(June 27)  Brantford Red Sox built up an early lead and held off the Galt Terriers for a 7-5 victory. Stan Lipka had three hits to led the offense. Sox were helped by seven Galt errors. Ron Stead was the winning pitcher in a relief role. Dan Jackson led the Terriers with three doubles and a single. 

xxx, Stead (W) (6) and xxx
Presley (L) and xxx

(June 27)   An 8th inning rhubarb resulted in a forfeit as St. Thomas Elgins were awarded a contest against London.  Following some heckling from the London bench,  Umpire Al Reid ejected Norm Aldridge and Frank Colman and followed by tossing the entire Majors' bench. With London able to field just eight players, Reid order first baseman Dale Creighton back into the game.  When manager Colman refused to allow Creighton to return, the game was awarded to the Elgins who had built up an 8-1 lead before the ruckus. Johnny Ambrose scattered six hits over the eight innings to gain credit for his fifth win. Herm Mason and Ray Urban poked homers for the winners.

Yelle (L), Perkins (7) and Keeley
Ambrose (W 5-2) and MacKenzie

(June 27)  Oakville rebounded with three runs in the 9th inning to edge Guelph 6-5. Bill Hannivan's double was the key hit. Reliever Jack Roberts picked up the win. Peter Kirchner was within two outs of a win before the uprising. He allowed just seven hits and fanned ten.

Kirchner (L) and xxx
Shepherd, Roberts (W) and xxx

(June 28)  Hamilton Beavers punched out 20 hits, 19 of them singles, to score a remarkable come-from-behind 15-11 win over Brantford. Beavers trailed 10-1 after four frames.  They erupted for seven in the 5th inning and another five in the 7th to take the lead. Larry Cunningham and Jim Wilson each had four hits for Hamilton. Vic Rosser, Tom Dowling and Grant Martin each had three.  Bud Felik's triple in the seventh was the lone extra-base blow. Bob Trafford knocked in five runs for Brantford with a homer, double and single.

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(June 28)  Listowel clobbered Kitchener-Waterloo 12-0 as John Poholsky allowed just two hits, both first inning singles. He faced just 28 batters with ten strikeouts without a base on balls. Listowel had 12 hits off Howie Hupp and Frank Smith.

Hupp, Smith and xxx
Poholsky (W) and xxx

(June 28)  Galt and London battled to a 7-7, 11-inning draw.  The game is to be completed August 9th.  Stan "Gabby" Anderson belted a homer in the bottom of the 9th to send the game into extra innings.

(June 30)  Hamilton topped Guelph 5-4.

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(July 1)   Guelph downed St. Thomas 5-3 as Mike Wallace won his third straight for the Merchants.  Guelph scored three in the third inning on two hits, two sacrifices and two errors.  They added a pair in the 6th as Hal MacDonald scored on Jim Milne's triple and Milne came around to score on Ted Hastings sacrifice fly.  Tommy White went the route for the Elgins.

White (L) and xxx
Wallace (W) and xxx

(July 1)  Kitchener-Waterloo edged Brantford 1-0 scoring the game's only run when catcher Gerry Coleman dropped a third strike from pitcher Ron Stead allowing Nick Rintche to come home from third. Stead suffered his 4th loss since returning to the amateur ranks in spite of a four-hitter.

Stead (L) and Coleman
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(July 1)  The Durchmen had earlier trounced Hamilton Beavers 17-3. The two wins moved the club into first place a half-game up on Oakville.

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(July 1)  Galt Terriers downed Oakville 6-4 ending a three-game losing string. Don Riddell tossed shutout ball over the last six innings to pick up the win.  Shanty Clifford drove in three runs with three hits for the winners. Jack Princippi belted a three-run homer for the Oaks.

Marentette,, Riddell (W) (4) and xxx
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(July 1)  London Majors roughed up three Listowel hurlers en route to a 14-5 victory.

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(July 5)  Pat Presley blanked Guelph Merchants on four hits as Galt Terriers won their third straight by a 5-0 margin.  Dan Jackson drove in three runs with a two-run homer and a sacrifice fly.  Wray Upper and Bob Brain each had two hits for the winners.  Lefty Pete Kirchner took the loss.  He gave up two runs in the six innings he worked.

Kirchner (L 1-4), Kovac (7) and xxx
Presley (W 1-2) and xxx

(July 8)   St. Thomas Elgins used a double-steal to score runs in the first and 8th innings to register a 4-2 win over Listowel.  In the opening frame, Junior Barash singled and moved to third on a single by Johnny Ambrose.  As Ambrose broke for second, catcher Jim Dickey tried for the out but Barash scampered home.   In the 8th, with Tedd Bogal at third and George Lambrinos at first, Lambrinos headed for second and drew the throw as Bogal crossed the plate.  After Hugh Schomberg singled, Lambrinos scored as Schomberg attempted a steal and drew a throw to second.

Ambrose (W 6-2) and Lambrinos
Poholsky (L 3-4) and Dickey

(July 9)   London Majors handed Oakville its first home loss of the season, dumping the Oaks 8-2.  Stan "Gabby" Anderson knocked in five runs with two homers and a single for the Majors.  Frank Colman added a homer and three singles and Dave Mendham had a homer. Roy McKay held the Oaks to seven hits to win his 6th game in eight decisions.  Rene Bouchard took the loss.

McKay (W 6-2) and xxx
Bouchard (L), Roberts (5) and xxx

(July 9)  The league-leading Kitchener-Waterloo Dutchmen downed Guelph 6-2.  Howie Hupp went the distance for the pitching win.  Ray Johnson, Merchants' playing manager, started for Guelph and took his second loss.  Harry Psutka, Shorty Miller and Arlie Parker each had two hits for the winners.  Nick DiCarlo, Art O'Connor and Ted Hastings each had a pair for the Merchants.

Hupp (W) and xxx
Johnson (L 0-2), xxx and xxx

(July 9)  Shanty Clifford knocked in three runs as Galt Terriers notched an 8-1 win over Hamilton Beavers. Clifford had a double and a bases-loaded walk.  Dan Jackson and Pat McDonnell each had three hits.  Beaver catcher Vic Rosser also had three safeties. Don Popeck held Hamilton to eight hits to capture the win. Frank Cosentino took the loss.

Cosentino (L), Mike Anderson ( ) and xxx
Popeck (W) and xxx

(July 12)  Police were called in to help preserve the peace at an Intercounty game at Listowel.  In the 5th inning, umpire George St. Marie reversed his decision after first called Listowel's Ernie Myers out in a play at the plate. That enraged Galt manager Bud Fisher to got into a lengthy argument with St. Marie who brought in the police to eject Fisher.  The Legionaires won the contest 6-1 behind John Poholsky's three-hitter.  Pat Presley gave up 13 hits to take the loss.

Presley (L) and xxx
Poholsky (W 3-4) and xxx

(July 12)  A ruckus also featured the Oakville - London matchup as the Oaks scored a 6-3 victory. Ian Shepherd held the Majors to just five hits to notch the pitching win, his 4th without a loss. Clarence Hucul was the losing pitcher.  Fisticuffs broke out in the 9th inning after London's Dan Mendham was called out on strikes.  Mendham and Oakville catcher Ron Thomson began arguing and it prompted players from both sides to swarm on to the field.  Stan Anderson of the Majors took several swings at the Oaks' Grant Redshaw before order was restored and play continued.

Hucul (0-2) Perkins (6) and xxx
Shepherd (W 4-0) and xxx

(July 15)  Wray Upper's 8th inning two-out double scored two runs and Galt added another in the 9th to down St. Thomas 3-1 in rain-delayed game at St. Thomas.  Down 1-0, Bill Little of the Terriers drew a walk in the 8th and Wes Lillie reached on an error, before Upper's extra base blow.  Right-hander Don Popeck tossed a three-hitter for the win.  Johnny Ambrose took the loss, allowing just six hits.

Popeck (W 4-1) and McDonnell
Ambrose (L 6-3) and Lambrinos

(July 16)  London Majors pounded Oakville's Ross Paton for 17 hits but wound up on the short end of a 9-7 score in Intercounty action at London.  The Oaks had just six hits but bunched three of them with four walks to plate seven runs in the 6th inning.  Grant Redshaw later added a two-run homer. Bill Zubyk belted a two-run homer for London.  Dave Mendham and Jerry Wilson each had a double and two singles.  Majors' second baseman Joe Black was hit on the head in the 9th inning.  He was taken to hospital for observation.

Paton (W), Shepherd (8) and xxx
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(July 16)  Guelph erupted for four runs in the first inning and held on to edge Hamilton Beavers 4-3. Eric Lomax allowed the first four batters to score then blanked the Merchants the rest of the way.

Lomax (L) and xxx
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(July 16)  John Poholsky fired a three-hitter to help Listowel down Galt down 6-2.  He fanned eight and walked just two. Triples and Dan Jackson and Ron Boomer accounted for the only Terriers' markers. 

Poholsky (W) and xxx
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(July 17)  Oakville Oaks rebounded from a three-run deficit to down Hamilton 9-3.  Jack Roberts settled down after a shaky start to go the distance for his 5th win. Oaks shortstop Fred Thompson and Beaver first sacker Larry Cunningham each had three hits.  Bill Hannivan of Oakville had a double and single. 

Roberts (W 5-2) and xxx
Burrows (L 1-3), xxx and xxx

(July 17)  At Kitchener, the Dutchmen topped St. Thomas 5-2. Bob Sealby went the route for the win. George Boniface and Charlie Mantz had triples for the winners.  Bill Jamieson belted a homer for the Elgins.

Jamieson (L) and Lambrinos
Sealby (W) and Psutka

(July 17)  Guelph Merchants downed Brantford Red Sox 5-2.  Sox took a 2-0 lead in the 3rd inning but were blanked the rest of the way by Pete Kirchner and Mike Wallace. Bill Skelding and Walt Jeffries each had three hits to pace the Guelph attack.  Gary Stockdale had a triple, double and single for the Sox.

Kirchner (W), Wallace (8) and xxx
Firmi (L), Lancaster (6) and xxx

(July 19)   Catcher Art O'Connor's 12th inning homer carried Guelph Merchants to an 8-7 win over St. Thomas.  It was his second homer and third hit of the game.  O'Conner had a two-run homer in the fifth inning.  Pete Kirchner fired five innings of relief to pick up the win.  Johnny Ambrose went all the way for the Elgins.  St. Thomas had 19 hits in a losing cause, four by Junior Barash and three each by Ambrose, Jim Peterson, Ray Urban and George Lambrinos.

Kovac, Clark (3), Kirchner (8) and O'Connor
Ambrose (L 6-4) and Lambrinos

(July 22)   An error in the bottom of the 9th inning allowed Herm Mason to score the winning run as St. Thomas edged Hamilton 5-4.  Mason had doubled and moved to third on a single by Junior Barash.  Beavers had tied the score in the 8th when Dan Drake walked, stole second and third and scored on Grant Martin's single.  Veteran Tommy White picked up the win in relief.  He came in from Bill Jamieson in the 5th and allowed just two hits the rest of the way.  Ray Urban knocked in the first St. Thomas run in the 6th with a double and drove in two in the 8th with a single.

Jamieson, White (5) (W 2-1) and Lambrinos
Anderson, Burrows (L 1-5) (8) and Martin

(July 23)   Kitchener-Waterloo Dutchmen moved into first place in the Intercounty standings with a 6-5 win over Oakville.  The Dutchies lead the Oaks by half a game.  Gord Arris, on the comeback trail after a year away from the game, was the winner over Ian Shepherd. Nick Rintchie and George Boniface bashed homers for the Dutchmen.

Arris (W 1-2) and xxx
Shepherd (L 5-1) and xxx

(July 23)  Listowel topped Guelph 4-1 as John Poholsky won his seventh game holding the Merchants to four hits.

Poholsky (W 7-4) and xxx
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(July 23)  Galt Terriers downed London Majors 8-4.  Don Popeck was the winner, his 5th straight victory.  Frank Colman took the loss in his first start of the season.

Colman (L), xxx and xxx
Popeck (W) and xxx

(July 25)   Playing-manager Ross Paton shutout Kitchener-Waterloo on three hits to lead Oakville to a 3-0 victory and moved the Oaks atop the standings, a half game ahead of the Dutchmen.  Paton fanned nine in registering his 6th victory, against one loss. Grant Redshaw's homer in the second was all the Oaks needed. Joe Latin took the loss.

Paton (W 6-1) and xxx
Latin (L) and xxx

(July 25)  St. Thomas defeated Galt 9-5 with Johnny Ambrose graining the win, his seventh.  Shanty Clifford had given the Terriers the lead with a three-run homer in the first inning.  Tedd Bogal tied the count with a three-run blast for the Elgins in the 4th.  Ambrose helped his cause with a game-winning, three-run homer in the 5th.  Clifford and Wray Upper each had three hits for the Terriers.

Presley (L) 1-5, Simmers (5), MacNeil (6), Popeck (7) and McDonnell
Ambrose (W 7-4), Dorans (8) and Lambrinos

(July 26)  In a wild Intercounty game at Brantford, the Red Sox got a five-hit shutout from left-hander Ron Stead to down St. Thomas 5-0.  Three Elgins were ejected from the game in the 4th inning by umpire Dan GambacortHerm Mason was tossed for remarks from the bench while John Ambrose was at bat.  After Ambrose fanned he jostled Gambacort and ripped the front of the umpire's shirt.  He too was ejected.  In another argument at home plate, Russ Evon was tossed from the game. Stead fanned nine and walked two in posting his 5th win of the season.

Stead (W 5-4) and Coleman
Jamieson (L) and Lambrinos

(July 28)  The Intercounty league announced disciplinary action following Saturday's ruckus at Brantford.  St. Thomas Elgins' Johnny Ambrose was suspended indefinitely for "molesting and striking" umpire Dan Gambacort.  Elgin's manager Tommy White was suspended for one game for entering the umpires' dressing room to berate Gambacort.  The St. Thomas club was ordered to make restitution, within seven days, to Gambacort for a torn shirt.  Three Elgins were ejected in the 4th inning in a contest won by the Red Sox 5-0.

(July 28)   St. Thomas downed Guelph 6-1 as Al Dorans scattered nine hits for the win.  Jim Peterson led the offense with three hits, including a double.  Mike Wallace, driving from the hill in the first inning, suffered the loss. 

Dorans (W) and Lambrinos
Wallace (L), Johnson (1), Nick DiCarlo (9) and O'Connor

(July 29)  In statistics, released today, Mike Wallace, who opened the season with Listowel only to be released, tops the Intercounty League with a brilliant 1.80 earned run average. He holds a 5-2 won-lost record.  Bob Sealby of Kitchener-Waterloo is second with a 1.98 ERA, ahead of Galt's Don Popeck at 2.07.   Lefty Roy McKay of London sports a 9-2 mark, tops in wins, and is fourth in ERA at 2.43.  Listowel's John Poholsky continues to lead in strikeouts while McKay is tops in walks with 46. 

Veteran Wray Upper of Galt has maintained his lead in the batting race with a .435 average.  Jim Wilson of Hamilton sits at .414 but is likely out for the season with a leg injury.  Stan "Gabby" Anderson of London is 3rd at .380 and is tied with Nick Rintchie of Kitchener-Waterloo for the lead in home runs, each with six.

(July 29)  St. Thomas Elgins clobbered London for 22 hits in downing the Majors 12-1.  Veterans Russ Evon and Ray Urban led the attack each with four safeties.  Two of Urban's hits were doubles.  Jim Peterson, Herm Mason and George Lambrinos each had three hits for the winners.  Peterson had a home run and knocked in three.  Tommy White went the distance for the win.  He lost his shutout bid in the 9th when London owner and first baseman Frank Colman doubled and scored on a sacrifice fly.

White (W 3-1) and Lambrinos
Perkins (L 1-2), McKay (5), Black (6) and Keeley

(July 31)    Galt Terriers took a 7-0 lead and held on to defeat Kitchener-Waterloo 7-4 to drop the Dutchmen a game and a half behind the first place Oakville Oaks.  Dan Jackson provided the big blow a three-run homer. Don Popeck went the distance to win his 6th game in seven decisions.

Popeck (W 6-1) and xxx
Sealby (L 1-2) and xxx

(July 31)    St. Thomas punched out 12 hits to  down Hamilton 7-2. Bill Jamieson scattered 11 hits to register the win, his first of the season. Elgins were helped by eight Hamilton errors.  Junior Barash led the attack with three hits. 

Jamieson (W 1-3) and Lambrinos
Kaye (L 2-3), Lee (2), Lomax (9) and Martin

(July 31)   Listowel whipped Brantford 7-2 as John Poholsky picked up his 8th win, the 4th against the Red Sox.  He held the Sox to seven hits as the Legionaires kept the Sox in the game making seven errors.

Poholsky (W 8-4) and xxx
Firmi (L) and xxx

(August 1)   Rookie Al Dorans held London to seven hits in pitching St. Thomas to a 4-3 win over the Majors.  The 19-year-old right-hander fanned seven and walked five.  Centre-fielder Tedd Bogal belted a homer and single for the winners.  Elgins snapped Roy McKay's eight-game winning string.

McKay (L 9-3) and Keeley
Dorans (W 3-1) and Lambrinos

(August 4)   A grand slam homer by shortstop Ernie Myers highlighted Listowel's 12-1 trouncing of St. Thomas Elgins.  Centre-fielder Glen Goodie clouted a three-run homer to add to the misery for the St. Thomas fans.  Tom Kramer held the Elgins to just four hits in registering the pitching win. Bill Roman and Red Dubrick each had three hits for the Legionaires. 

Kramer (W 1-2) and Dickey
White (L 3-2), Brown (8) and Lambrinos

(August 5)   The contest between Listowel and Galt was called during a fracas Tuesday night.  The Legionaires were leading 10-5 when the game was cut short.

(August  7)   Listowel edged London Majors 4-3 to move to within half a game of the third-place St. Thomas Elgins. Down 3-2 in the 7th inning, the Legionaries plated a pair on an infield hit for the win.  Winning pitcher Tom Kramer helped the offense with a single in the 7th. He moved to third on Ernie Myers' ground-rule double. Roy McKay suffered the loss.

Stulberg, Kramer (W) (7) and xxx
McKay (L 10-4) and xxx

(August 7)  Guelph held off a late rally by Hamilton to shaded the Beavers 7-6.  Walks and errors helped the Merchants score all their runs in the 3rd inning.  John Clark went the distance on the hill to gain the win for Guelph. A triple by Nick DiCarlo and double by Art O'Connor were the only extra base hits.

Clark (W 3-2) and xxx
Lee (L), Lomax (3) and xxx

(August 8)   In a game which produced 27 hits, Kitchener-Waterloo trounced St. Thomas 12-8.  The win moved the Dutchmen to within a half game of the league leading Oakville Oaks.  Harry Psutka, Charlie Mantz, Nick Rintchie and Gord Arris each had two hits for the winners.  Russ Evon belted a pair of two-run homers and was ejected in the final frame, along with manager Tommy White, for protesting a call.  Arris picked up his second win of the season, with relief help from Howie Hupp Al Dorans took the loss.

Arris (W 2-0), Hupp (7) and Psutka
Dorans (L 3-2), Brown (3) and Lambrinos, Bogal

(August 8)  Trailing 6-2 in the 8th inning, Galt erupted for five runs to down Brantford 7-6.  Wes Lillie and Bill Little each had two hits for the Terriers.  Glen Legacy picked up the win in relief of Don PopeckRon Stead took the loss.

Stead (L) and xxx
Riddell, Popeck (4), Legacy (W) (5) and xxx

(August 11)   The cellar-dwelling Hamilton Beavers knocked off  second place Kitchener-Waterloo 4-3. Frank Cosentino and Bob Burrows held the Dutchmen to five hits. Howie Hupp took the loss.

Hupp (L 8-5) and xxx
Cosentino, Burrows (W 2-5) and xxx

(August 11)  Listowel downed league-leading Oakville 8-6 for their 11th win in 12 game to move to within 3 1/2 games of the Oaks.  Tom Kramer pitched no-hit ball into the 6th inning before the Oaks erupted for three hits and three runs.  Jack Roberts took the loss.

Kramer (W 3-1) and xxx
Roberts (L 5-3), Shepherd (6) and xxx

(August 12)  Right-fielder Jim Peterson drove in three runs to help St. Thomas to a 6-2 win over Listowel.  Lefty Bill Jamieson scattered ten hits for the pitching win.  Bob Zister led the Legionaries with a homer and double. 

Stulberg (L 2-2) and Dickey
Jamieson (W 2-3) and Lambrinos

(August 13)  A four-run 3rd inning carried Galt Terriers to a 5-3 win over St. Thomas.  Doubles by Shanty Clifford and Dan Jackson and a run-scoring single by Robbie Vipond were the big blows in the 3rd inning uprising.  Clifford had two hits and drove in three for the Terriers.  Jack Hoy fired an eight-hitter for the win, besting Johnny Ambrose.

Ambrose (L 7-5) and Lambrinos
Hoy (W 2-2) and Clifford

(August 13)  Oakville downed Listowel.

(August 16)   St. Thomas Elgins clinched a playoff spot in the Intercounty League trouncing the Oakville Oaks 11-1 Saturday night.  Johnny Ambrose was the star for the winners, firing a four-hitter while registering four hits and two RBI.  He lost his bid for a shutout in the 9th inning as Bert Gyohery singled and scored on an error. Junior Barash and Herm Mason each had three hits for the Elgins.  Mason scored three times.  Ian Shepherd, suffering from the 'flu, was forced to leave the game in the third inning. 

Shepherd (L 6-3), Gyohery (3) and Thomson
Ambrose (W 8-5) and Bogal

(August )   Oakville Oaks claimed sole possession of top spot in the Intercounty standings shading St. Thomas 6-5.  Oaks pushed across the winning run in the bottom of the 8th inning on singles by Bob Salvisburg, Bill Hannivan and John Principi.  Hannivan was the big fun for the winners with three hits, including a home run.  Herm Mason belted a homer for the Elgins on the first pitch of the game.  John Ambrose had four singles.

Jamieson (L) and Bogal
Roberts (W) and Thomson

(August 19)   Guelph Merchants captured the sixth and final playoff spot with a 9-7 win over London Majors leaving London, Brantford and Hamilton on the sidelines. The contest ended with police and New York Ranger defenceman Lou Fontinato on the field to quell a disturbance which erupted after the final out.  Majors' Gabby Anderson had felled two Guelph players before being contained. Fontinato, a Guelph resident, had accompanied the team on the trip.  Lefty Pete Kirchner registered the win, his fourth straight over London.

Kirchner (W 6-6) and xxx
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Galt Terriers     16 - 16 
London Majors    
Brantford Red Sox 
Hamilton Beavers   7 - 25


PLAYOFFS : 

(August 20)   Johnny Ambrose was the hero on the mound and at the plate as St. Thomas clobbered Oakville Oaks 11-0 in the opening game of their best-of-seven Intercounty league semi-final series.  Ambrose allowed just two hits.  He belted a two-run homer in the first and had a single in the Elgins' three-run outburst in the 8th.  Junior Barash had two doubles and a single for St. Thomas.

Ambrose (W) and Bogal
Shepherd (L), Roberts (6), R. Thomson (9) and B. Thomson

(August 23)  St. Thomas Elgins downed Oakville 5-2 Saturday to take a 2-0 game lead in their best-of-seven playoff series.  Johnny Ambrose held the pennant-winning Oaks to four hits in taking his second win of the playoffs. Oaks had opened the scoring in the first on Fred Thompson's homer.  Lefty Ross Paton went the distance for the Oaks, giving up ten hits, including four in the second inning when the Elgins scored four times.

Ambrose (W) and xxx
Paton (L) and xxx

(August 23)  Galt took a two-game lead in its series with Kitchener-Waterloo with a 4-3 victory over the Dutchmen.

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(August 23)   Listowel walloped Guelph 14-2 to go up two games to none in their playoff series.

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(August 24)  St. Thomas Elgins gave up a first inning homer to Fred Thompson then responded with a run in their half of the first and four more in the second to dump Oakville 5-2 to take a 2-0 game lead in their playoff series.  Johnny Ambrose allowed just four hits in gaining his second playoff win.  Herm Mason had three hits for the Elgins.  Ross Paton, 7-1 during the regular season, went the distance to take the loss.

Paton (L) and Mathias
Ambrose (W) and Bogal

(August 25)   Listowel Legionaires swept their best-of-five playoff series downing Guelph 6-3.  Bob Zister paced the winners with three hits, one an inside-the-park homer.  He scored three times.  Fans honoured veteran Red Dubrick presenting him with a purse of money. He responded with a double, single and two runs batted in.  Hal Stulberg hurled hitless ball for five innings.

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Stulberg (W) and xxx

(August 25)   The Dutchmen downed Galt 5-3 at home for their first win of the playoff series.  Howie Hupp picked up[ the win with 5 1/3 innings of hitless relief.  He came on in the 3rd frame when Joe Latin gave up four hits and three runs.

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Latin, Hupp (3) and xxx

(August 27)   Kitchener-Waterloo evened its playoff series with Galt downing the Terriers 6-3. 

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xxx and xxx

(August 27)  St. Thomas moved to within one game of a semi-final berth with a 5-3 win over Oakville to take a 3-0 game lead in the series.  Oaks took the lead in the 8th when shortstop Fred Thompson walked, stole second,  moved to third on an overthrow and scored on a wild pitch.  Elgins erupted in the 9th when Jack Roberts walked John Ambrose to fill the bases and playing manager Ross Paton came in and walked in the tying run.  The winning run and an insurance marker scored on an infield error.

Jamieson (W) and Bogal
Roberts (L), Paton (9) and Thomson

(August 30)  Oakville Oaks staved off elimination with a 7-5 victory over St. Thomas.  Elgins still lead the series 3 games to 1.  Oaks got 14 hits off Johnny Ambrose, who had previously notched two wins in the series against the Oaks.  Ross Paton went the distance for the Oaks, holding the Elgins to seven hits.  Murray Scott had three hits and scored a pair for the winners.

Paton (W) and Thomson
Ambrose (L) and Bogal

(August 30)  In the opener of a best-of-five semi-final, Listowel dumped Galt 7-1. John Poholsky allowed just five hits and fanned 12 in gaining the win.

xxx and xxx
Poholsky (W) and xxx

(Sept 1)  St. Thomas Elgins moved into the finals of the Intercounty league with a 13-4 decision over Oakville taking the playoff series in five games.  Elgins pounded three Oaks hurlers for 17 hits, including three home runs in a six-run 8th inning.  Winning pitcher Bill Jamieson reached on an error and scored on Herman Mason's homer.  After a single by Junior Barash, John Ambrose and Russ Evon followed with four-baggers. It was Evon's second homer of the game. That knocked Oaks starter Jack Roberts out of the box.  Elgins managed another run off reliever Ross Thomson before the inning ended.

Roberts (L), Thomson (8), Shepherd (9) and Thomson
Jamieson (W) and Bogal

(September 5)  Wray Upper belted a two-run homer in the bottom of the 9th inning to give Galt a 5-4 win over Listowel to even their best-of-five series at two games apiece.  The Terriers, who trailed 4-1 going into their last at bat, got a two-run homer by winning pitcher Jack Hoy to slice the margin to 4-3.

Kramer (L) and Goode
Hoy  (W) and Clifford

(September 6)  The Intercounty all-stars were announced.  The first team features third baseman Wray Upper of Galt, the league's leading hitter (at .413), and outfielder Gabby Anderson of London and shortstop Nick Rintchie of Kitchener-Waterloo who tied for the lead in home runs, each with six.  Shanty Clifford of Galt was selected at first base, George Boniface of the Dutchman at second and Harry Psutka of K-W as catcher.  Dan "Thumper" Jackson of Galt and Larry Cunningham of Hamilton join Anderson in the all-star outfield.  Johnny Ambrose of St. Thomas, 8-5 on the season, is the right-handed pitcher.  Roy McKay, 10-6, is the lefty. 

(September 12)  Ron Boomer's two-out double in the 11th inning drove in Shanty Clifford with the winning run as Galt even the final series with St. Thomas at a game apiece with an 8-7 triumph.  Clifford, who had four hits and knocked in three for the Terriers, had reach on a single. Boomer was deprived of a homer when his long blast hit a tree at the right field fence.  Herm Mason had three hits for the Elgins.  Glen Legacy picked up the win in relief.

Hoy, Legacy (W) (8) and Clifford
Jamieson (L) and Bogal

(September 14)  Pat Presley fired a six-hitter and helped the offense with a triple and double as Galt downed St. Thomas 4-1 to take a 2-1 game lead in the final series.  Elgins made four errors to hand the Terriers three unearned runs. Shanty Clifford drove in a pair for the winners.  Dan Jackson and Ron Boomer joined Presley with two hits.  Tedd Bogal and Tommy White each had a pair for the Elgins.

Presley (W) and Clifford
White (L) and Bogal

(September 16)   Intercounty MVP Johnny Ambrose held Galt to five hits as St. Thomas evened its series with Galt at 2-2 with a 7-4 victory at Kitchener.  The contest drew more than 2-thousand fans, the largest turnout in several seasons.  Galt's home park was unavailable due to a fall fair using the grounds.  Junior Barash had three hits for the Elgins.  Four players, Russ Evon, Jim Peterson, Ray Urban and Tommy White each had two.  Shanty Clifford had a pair for the Terriers.

Hoy (L), Little (9) and Clifford
Ambrose (W) and Bogal

(September 19)  Galt Terriers moved to within a game of the Intercounty title edging St. Thomas 3-2 to take a 3-2 game lead in the final series.   Terriers scored twice in the top of the 9th for the win.  They loaded the bases on singles by Shanty Clifford, Jack Hoy and Ron Boomer.  A wild pitch allowed one run to score and the winner came home on a sacrifice fly.  Pat Presley held St. Thomas to six hits in gaining the win.  He fanned seven and walked a pair.  Bill Jamieson took the loss.

Presley (W) and Clifford
Jamieson (L) and Bogal

(September 21)   St. Thomas exploded for seven runs in the top of the 9th inning to defeat Galt 10-4 and send the Intercounty final series to a seventh and deciding game.  Terriers took a 4-3 lead in the 8th on Shanty Clifford's solo homer.  Elgins sent ten men to the plate getting doubles by Herm Mason and Tommy White, singles by Junior Barash and Russ Evon along with two walks and a pair of errors.  Johnny Ambrose when the route for the win.  Reliever Glen Legacy took the loss.  Barash, Evon and Tedd Bogal each had three hits for the Elgins.  Mason had three RBI.  Dan Jackson belted three hits for Galt.

Ambrose (W) and Bogal
Hoy, Legacy (L) (8), Little (9) and Clifford

(September 23)  Veteran Ray Urban pounded a homer and double, good for three runs batted in, to pace St. Thomas Elgins to the Intercounty championship with a 7-5 victory over Galt in the seventh and deciding game of the final series.  After the Terriers had taken a 2-1 lead, St. Thomas erupted for five runs in the 5th inning.  Elgins loaded the bases on an infield hit by Herm Mason, single by Junior Barash and a bunt single by Johnny AmbroseRuss Evon scored a run with a sacrifice fly and Jim Peterson plated another with a ground-rule double.  Urban's double scored a pair and Tommy White's two-bagger sent Urban across the plate.  Down 7-5 into the 9th, the Terriers put a scare into the Elgins as they scored three on doubles by Bob Brain and Jock McNeil and Dan Jackson's homer.  Ambrose scattered 11 hits in 8 2/3s innings to get the win.  Bill Jamieson got the final out.

Hoy (L) and Clifford
Ambrose (W), Jamieson (9) and Bogal