1960 Game Reports, British Columbia Interior      

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


As in the previous two seasons, no senior baseball league comprising teams from the Kaslo-Slocan-Arrow Lake communities was in existence. Junior activity, however, did garner minimal coverage.

(June 5)   The Nakusp Juniors motored to Kaslo on Sunday and walked away with victories in both games of the double-header.  A powerful attack and Garry Wilson's pitching brought a 13-3 win in the opener while Malcolm Gregory provided the winning pitching in the second game. One big inning in each game was enough for Nakusp to take home the victories. They plated eight runs in the third frame of the first game while sending home 11 runs in the fourth inning of the second, a seven-inning affair. Wilson fanned 14 while allowing just four hits. Nakusp pounded Norm Command for 12 hits and took advantage of nine walks.  Gregory yielded five hits in the nightcap. Everyone on the Nakusp roster got a chance to play, even coach Otto Yanagisawa who went in as a pinch-hitter.

N.Command (L) and xxx
G.Wilson (W) and xxx

M.Gregory (W) and xxx
F.Linn (L) and xxx

(June 26)   An item in the Nelson News on Saturday fired up the Nakusp Juniors who went on to upset the Nelson Junior Outlaws 3-1 on Sunday in Nelson. The newspaper report suggested Nakusp would be a mere formality for Nelson who were scheduled to take on Rossland the following day. Garry Wilson fired a one-hitter with 11 strikeouts to chalk up the win. Nakusp got a pair in the first inning on singles by Pete Gunn and Ken Radford and an error by the Nelson catcher. In the fifth, Wilson walked and moved to second on a sacrifice by Dale Morehouse and scored on a infield out.

G.Wilson (W) and B.Horrey
xxx and xxx


(June 5)   In "Under 21" ball at Kaslo Sunday, the Nakusp nine walked away with both games of the double-bill. Garry Wilson was a star of the opener as Nakusp rang up a 13-3 victory scoring 11 times in the third inning. Wilson allowed just four hits, whiffed 14 and walked three. Nakusp collect 12 hits off Norm Command who also issued nine free passes while fanning eight.

Malcolm Gregory yielded just five hits in the seven-inning second game. He got six strikeouts and walked five. The winners collected ten hits. 

(June 26)   Nakusp traveled to Nelson Sunday and pulled an upset downing the locals 3-1 after a report in the Nelson News Saturday indicated the the game with Nakusp would be a walkover for the Nelson squad, set to take on Rossland the following day.  Garry Wilson, the Nakusp ace, set down the home nine on one hit while striking out 11 in seven innings of work.  Nakusp got on the scoreboard in the first inning when singles by Pete Gunn and Ken Radford, plus an error, allowed a pair of runs. Nelson's lone marker came in the first stanza as well. Nakusp's final marker came in the fifth when Wilson walked, Dale Morehouse sacrificed and Wilson scored on a fielder's choice.