1960 Game Reports, Vancouver, Lower Mainland, Fraser Valley     

1960 Vancouver, Lower Mainland, Fraser Valley 
1960 BC Interior 
1960 Vancouver Island   


Coquitlam, Dufs, Langley, Maillardville, Maple Ridge, Port Moody, South Burnaby

(May 5)   Norm LeClair drove in the tying and winning runs with a seventh inning single Thursday to give Maillardville Athletics a 3-2 victory over Port Moody.  Rollie Cabot fired a four-hitter and whiffed seven for the A's in an impressive mound performance.

Cabot (W) and xxx
xxx and xxx

(May 8)  Bill Gillespie racked up 18 strikeouts Sunday in pitching the Duffs to a 7-2 victory over Port Moody. The 23-year-old right-hander allowed just five hits in the Central Park action.  Left fielder Les Scharf slugged a pair of doubles and drove in two runs for the winners.

Wilde (L), Lehman (3) and Docker
Gillespie (W) and Leonard

In an evening game, Port Moody cashed in on eight unearned runs to whip the Duffs 11-5. Bryant went the distance with a seven-hitter for the win.

Esche (L), Heathcote (3) and Leonard
Bryant (W) and Dutkewich

(May 13)  18-year-old Norm LeClair, in his first year of senior ball, was outstanding Friday in pitching Maillardville to a 4-1 triumph over the Dufferins.  The left-hander threw a two-hitter with ten strikeouts. He lost a bid for a shutout in the sixth when he issued two walks and was touched for an infield single for the only Duffs' run. 

LeClair (W) and Tuckey
Heathcote (L) and Leonard

(May 20)  Catcher Wayne Leonard cracked out four hits, including a two-run homer, to pace Duffs to an 8-5 win over Langley. Noble held the losers to six safeties in going the route for the pitching win.

Kwasniki (L) and Lescisin
Noble (W) and Leonard

The South Burnaby Athletics coasted to their sixth straight victory Friday as Brad Barton held Coquitlam to three hits in the 3-2 victory. Barton, now 3-0, had a no-hitter into the sixth inning. 

Barton (W) and Edwards
Sabitini (L) and Carpenter

(May 22)   Sore-armed Bill Gillespie saved the day for the Dufferins Sunday in a 6-4 victory over Coquitlam.  Duffs were leading 5-3 going into the seventh when starter John Heathcote ran into trouble loading the bases with none out. Gillespie, who had a 12-1 record last season, calmly retired the side, striking out a pair.

Clark, Deans (4) and Cameron
Heathcote (W), Gillespie (7) and Leonard

(May 23)  A day after a sparkling relief effort, Bill Gillespie, sore wing and all, hurled a brilliant six-hit shutout Monday in the Duffs 3-0 win over Port Moody.

Gillespie (W) and Leonard
Wilde (L), Bryant (6) and Dutkewich

(May 25)   Southpaw Norm LeClair spun a one-hitter Wednesday night as Maillardville blanked Duffs 6-0 at Maillardville.  LeClair had a two-hitter in his other victory.  He fanned six in the route-going effort. Shortstop Stan Stewartson led the offense with three hits. 

Noble (L), Heathcote (2) and Leonard
LeClair (W) and Arrowsmith

At Central Park, 19-year-old Sid Bowles allowed just three hits as undefeated South Burnaby ran its win streak to eight straight in blanking Langley 5-0.  First baseman Al Parks drove in three of the runs with a pair of singles.

Van Iperen (L) and Field
Bowles (W) and Beckett


Boilermakers, CYO, Longshoremen, Nisei, Western Bridge

(May 01)  The 1959 league champion Boilermakers got off to a rousing start in the 1960 campaign Sunday crushing the Longshoremen 11-3.  Gary Winbow, with a six-hitter, was the winning hurler.

Douglas (L), Craig (5) and Sigurdson, Doyle (1)
Winbow (W) and Usselman

(May 02)  Larry Shannon tossed a four-hitter Monday night as CYO edged the Westerns 6-5 in an Industrial Union League contest. Centre fielder Dan Young knocked in two runs with a pair of singles for the winners.

Mahon (L), Fuller (2) and Biggan
Shannon (W) and Laurie

(May 04)  Lorne Fuller singled to knock in the tying run in the bottom of the sixth and final inning Wednesday to salvage a 2-2 draw for the Westerns against the Longshoremen.  Fuller had singled in the first Westerns markers in the fourth after the Longshoremen had taken a 2-0 lead. Don Adams and Jim Weir combined on a three-hitter for the Longshoremen while right-hander Tony Wilson tossed a four-hitter and fanned six. Both the runs against him were unearned.

Adams, Weir (6) and Sigurdson
Wilson and Biggan

(May 05)   The long ball carried CYO to an 8-7 win over Nisei Thursday at Powell Grounds.  Ed Ems smacked a two-run blast in the first, John Kochan cracked a homer with two aboard in the third and Wayne Dairon had a three-run blast in the fifth and final frame. CYO ran up an 8-2 lead before Nisei rallied with five runs in the bottom of the fifth. The game was called because of darkness. 

Kilby (W), Sutherland (5), Shannon (5) and Laurie
Lefebvre (L), Okanoto (5) and Okano

(May 07)  The Longshoremen took an 8-1 lead then staved off a late challenge by the Nisei to escape with an 8-6 victory Saturday. The winners rapped 13 hits off a pair of Nisei hurlers.  Nishi of the losers had the only homer.

Dick Stein, Montgomery (2) and Okano
Cherwaniuk, Craig (1), Webb (6) and Doyle

(May 08)  The Boilermakers remained the lone unbeaten team in the Industrial League as they defeated CYO 7-1 Sunday at Powell Grounds.  Norm Usselman was the top swatter for the winners driving in three runs with a pair of doubles.

Mayervich (W) and Ross
Cece Stein (L), Dairon (3), Flewelling (7) and Young

(May 12)   Battery mates Joe Jankola and Jim Biggan combined to spark the Westerns to a 5-2 triumph over CYO Thursday at Powell Grounds.  Jankola, the veteran right-hander, allowed only five hits in his first start of the season. He struck out nine and walked three. Catcher Biggan had three hits and drove in one of the counters.

Shannon (L) and Young
Jankola (W) and Biggan

(May 27)  Don Adams went four for four Friday night as the Longshoremen tripped up Nisei 7-5 at the Powell Grounds.

Lefebvre, Nishi (5), Estian (5) and Okano
Webb, Craig (W) (1) and Sigurdson

(August 5)  Westerns and CYO fought to a 3-3 draw Friday night in a game called after six innings because of darkness.  Right-fielder Pat Donnelly led Westerns with a two-run homer in the second inning and a run-scoring double in the sixth. All the CYO runs were unearned.

Joe Jankoka and Bill Taylor
Bob Brewer, Wayne Dairon (6) and Gord Lowery.