(July 1) See Neepawa Tournament
(July 7) Brandon trounced Souris 13-2 to win the best-of-three South-Central series in two straight. The Cloverleafs move on to face either Riverside or Oakland in the league final.
Laddy Hutchison fired a three-hitter for the win. He fanned three and walked five. Tim Middleton took the loss. Brandon featured a 15-hit attack. Mort Wright had the big hit, a triple.
Hutchison (W) and Lees
Middleton (L), Stetch (2) and Fallis
(July 10) In a slugfest at Melita, Dauphin Red Birds downed Brandon 15-13 in the final of the four-team tournament. Stan McPhee crushed a grand-slam homer in the top of the 9th to give Dauphin the lead after the Cloverleafs had pulled ahead on Ron Baryluk's three-run homer in the 8th inning
Dauphin beat Bienfait, Saskatchewan, 7-2 in the opener as Orville Mayor handled the pitching chores and Bob Kabel homered.
Mayor (W) and xxx
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Brandon clobbered the South-West All-Stars 20-2 as Bob Wilson punched out five hits and Lloyd Brown had four. Morley Macfarlane went the distance for the win.
Macfarlane (W) and xxx
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Mayor also picked up the win in the final after relieving Del Anderson in the 7th inning. Macfarlane, in relief of Lad Hutchison, took the loss. McPhee had a sensational day with five hits including three homers. Gerry MacKay and Mort Wright had four-baggers for Brandon.
Anderson, Mayor (W) (7) and xxx
Hutchison, Macfarlane (L) (6) and xxx
(July 19) After taking a 7-0 lead, Brandon Cloverleafs needed a three-run 6th inning to overcome Riverside for a 10-9 win in the opening game of the South-Central League final. Riverside exploded for eight runs in the 6th frame, capped by Garth Seafoot's grand-slam homer. With the big inning, Riverside took a 9-7 lead.
Cloverleafs plated six runs in the 3rd inning and added another in the 4th. Riverside got on the board in the 5th as Gerry Smith walked in a run. In the 6th, Smith gave up three more walks and a hit before Morley Macfarlane took over on the hill. Macfarlane walked in two runs then was tagged for Seafoot's blast to right-centre field. Gerry MacKay led Brandon with three hits, one a triple. Tommy Town had two hits, including a three-bagger which sparked the big 3rd inning.
G. Seafoot, Mealy (L) (3), Rathwell (7) and C. Seafoot
Gerry Smith, Macfarlane (W) (6) and Wright
(July 25) The South-Central Baseball League final is tied an one game each as Riverside downed the butter-fingered Brandon Cloverleafs 7-3 Monday. Brandon made eight errors. Riverside scored a pair in the first inning and were never headed. The winners had just six hits, one more than Brandon. Garth Seafoot was the winner, with relief help from Wes Rathwell. Morley Macfarlane took the loss. Rudy Stritz of Brandon had the only homer.
Macfarlane (L) and Wright
G. Seafoot (W), Rathwell (6) and C. Seafoot
(July 26) The South-Central League title goes to Brandon for the seventh time. The Cloverleafs topped Riverside 9-3 Tuesday at Kinsmen Stadium.
Lorne Lilley was the winning pitcher with late inning relief from Morley Macfarlane. Lilley had a seven-hitter into the 8th inning when three walks loaded the bases with two out. Macfarlane got out of the jam and finished the game. Brandon took a 3-0 lead in the 3rd inning off Carl Cunningham and never trailed. Ron Baryluk and Gerry MacKay each had three hits for Brandon. Baryluk`s safeties were all doubles.
Lilley (W), Macfarlane (8) and Wright
Cunningham (L), Mealey (4), Rathwell (9) and McLean, C. Seafoot (4)