1960 Alberta Game Reports     

EDMONTON BIG SEVEN BASEBALL LEAGUE

(June 22)  Former New York Yankee farmhand, 25-year-old Dave Kostenuk, fired a brilliant no-hitter to pitch Edmonton City Polcie back into first place in the Big Seven Baseball League at Renfrew Park edging Fort Saskatchewan Red Sox 1-0,  In running his winning streak to five straight, the right-hander was hooked in a pitching duel with veteran lefty Eddie Belter, making a much-heralded return to Renfrew. Belter allowed just four hits before he departed in the eighth.  Kostenuk struck out five and walked five. The lone run came in the fifth inning as Ed Bykewich cuffed a hopper down the third base line and the ball skidded off George Stickle's glove for a scratch hit. He moved to third on Don Clark's single and scored as Kostenuk lifted a faly ball to right. It was the second no-hitter of Kostenuk's career. The first one came in the very first game he pitched - for Sturgis Composite High School in northeastern Saskatchewan. After an impressive start in semi-pro ball with Kamsack in 1953, Kostenuk won a spot with the College of Sequoias in Visalia, California. He hurled in the Yankees' farm system at Modesto in the California State League and McAllister, Oklahoma in the Sooner State League. Since then he;s toiled in the Western Canaca League with Moose Jaw and the Lloydminster-North Battleford Combines.

Belter (L), Patterson (8) and Demeriez
Kostenuk (W) and Anderson

(July 2)   Better known as a sniper in the Central Alberta Hockey League, Ron Tookey has added to his baseball laurels fashioning a no-hitter Sunday afternoon as the North Edmonton Rockets dumped St. Josaphat's 7-0 at Renfrew Park. The 25-year-old southpaw fanned seven, walked three and hit a batter. The Saints' playing-manager Ron Zapisocki was the final batter, sending a sharp hopper right at second baseman Herb Sewers who converted it into the final out.  Tookey saved his no-hitter in the seventh grabbing Dennis Johanson's low liner and doubling up Zapisocki who had walked. Ed Howorko led the Rockets driving in three runs with a double and single.

Zacharuk (L), Chahley and Johanson
Tookey (W) and Waddle