1960 Southern League Game Reports       

Introduction : With the withdrawal of the Regina club from the semi-pro Western Canada League, the Southern League teams now enjoyed exclusive rights to the geographic area south of Saskatoon. With that fact resonating, all 9 Southern League entrants returned for another campaign in 1960. The Lakers franchise, which had been based in Moose Jaw yet had played its 1959 home games in nearby Rowletta, made the move permanently to the small community some 15 minutes away, leaving the Mill City with the youthful Mallards as their lone representative in the Southern loop. Not to be outdone, the Mallards found a local steel-processing plant, Mid-West Steel, willing to sponsor them and so they became the Moose Jaw Steelers.

(May 20) The Southern League got underway as the Weyburn Beavers, who upset the pennant-winning Estevan Maple Leafs in last season's playoffs, maintained their mastery over their Soo-Line rivals by posting a 4 - 2 triumph. A two-run homer by Dave Hoff in the bottom of the 7th and final inning won it for the Beavers. The game was halted because of darkness after Hoff's decisive blow off loser Lyle Thompson. Hoff, who took over for Weyburn starter Keith Covert in the 5th, also got credit for the pitching victory. The Leafs were only able to manage two hits yet had a 2 - 0 lead in the 5th. The Beavers had but four base raps yet three of these were for extra bases.

Thompson (L 0-1) and Kraychy
Covert, Hoff (W 1-0) (5) and Jackson, Garinger (5)

(May 21) The Moose Jaw Steelers, last season's doormats when known as the Mallards, opened the new Southern League season by romping over the Notre Dame Hounds by a 16 - 7 count. Right-hander Dick Mandzuk went the distance for the Steelers, scattering seven hits, for the win. Bruce Smith was the loser. Dennis Williams had a hot bat for Moose Jaw, spanking out three singles. Lorne Humphreys and Terry Wasley both had a brace of hits, one of Humphreys' being a triple and one of Wasley's a two-bagger. Ken Townsend led the Hounds' offensive attack with three singles. Ed Bearss drilled a home run and single.

Mandzuk (W 1-0) and xxxx
Smith (L 0-1) and xxxx

(May 26) The Marquis Wheat Kings piled up an early 7 - 0 lead and staved off a late drive by the Weyburn Beavers to post a 10 - 8 Southern League triumph. The Wheat Kings, in their first start of the season, scored five runs in the 1st inning and were never headed. They collected 10 hits including a 3rd inning solo home run by Murray Jenkins. Larry Fischer, with relief help from George Guillaume in the 6th, got credit for the win. The Beavers collected 12 hits, one a bases-empty home run by Ed Wyant in the 7th. Weyburn starter Gub Kasperski was charged with the defeat. Guillaume led Marquis at the plate collecting a double and two singles. Jenkins had a single in addition to his home run while George Cannon collected a pair of singles. Wyant wound up with two hits for Weyburn, a single alongside his home run. Lon McElroy collected three singles. Elmer Franks and the Josephson brothers, Alvin and Brian, all had a brace of safeties.

Kasperski (L 0-1), Wyant (1) and Jackson, Atkinson (5)
Fischer (W 1-0), Guillaume (6) and Anderson

(May 27) George Hunchuk tripled to right-center field in the top of the 13th inning to score Ray Nutzhorn and give the Rowletta Lakers an 11 - 10 Southern League victory over the Regina Red Sox in the 1960 opener for both clubs. Wayne LeBere, the fourth of four Rowletta hurlers, got credit for the win in this marathon encounter while Arnie Floyd, Regina's third chucker, was saddled with the defeat even though he pitched magnificently in an 11 2/3 inning relief chore. The Lakers out-hit Regina 19 - 12. Wally Blaisdell and third baseman Jerry Denis paced the Rowletta attack with four hits apiece while Hunchuk added a pair of singles to his game-winning triple. Mel Hennenfent and Roy Knipfel chipped in with a brace of singles each. Luke Moser was the top dog for the Red Sox with two triples, a double and a single. Floyd had a triple and single while Ken McEachern came through with a double and single.

McNaughton, Bell (1), Nutzhorn (4), LeBere (W 1-0) (9) and Hunchuk
Ash, Heidt (2), Floyd (L 0-1) (2) and McNabb

May 28) The Marquis Wheat Kings picked up their second victory in as many starts when they edged the Moose Jaw Steelers 4 - 3. Mark Gaines, who came on in relief of Murray Jenkins in the 7th, got credit for the win. Rob Boadway, who went all the way for the Steelers, was saddled with the loss. Jenkins singled in the winning run and also homered. Dalton Skeoch added three doubles for Marquis. The Wheat Kings out-hit Moose Jaw 8 - 5.

Boadway (L 0-1) and xxxx
Jenkins, Gaines (W 1-0) (7) and xxxx

(May 29) The defending champion Swift Current Indians, in their first start of the season, topped the Rowletta Lakers 10 - 7.  (No details available.)

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(May 29) The Regina Red Sox blasted the Notre Dame Hounds 13 - 3 in the Dogs' opener at home. The Sox piled up an early lead over the Hounds and were never in trouble. Chris Batley went all the way on the hill for the winners, allowing seven hits and striking out eight. Regina batters collected 14 hits off loser Ken Townsend and reliever Phil Resch. Morris McNabb and Art Rennie had three hits apiece for the Redlegs while Harvey Johnson added a pair of singles. Bob Donald had two hits for Notre Dame.

Batley (W 1-0) and xxxx
Townsend (L 0-1), Resch and xxxx

(May 29) The Weyburn Beavers came on strong in the late innings and overcame an 8 - 3 deficit to hand the Balcarres Braves a 12 - 8 pasting. Dave Hoff, in a relief role, picked up the win while Art Obey was nailed with the loss. Ed Wyant, Weyburn's first sacker, cracked out a two-run homer and a single to lead the Beaver hitters. Hoff added two singles. Obey and Alex Lypka collected two singles each for the Braves.

Covert, Hoff (W 1-1) (5) and xxxx
Obey (L  0-1), Goodwill (7) and xxxx

(May 30) The Estevan Maple Leafs capitalized on seven hits and five Notre Dame errors to post a 9 - 5 win over the collegians. Lyle Thompson of the Leafs gave up five hits in hurling the complete game win. Losing pitcher Bruce Smith also went the distance. All the Estevan runs were scored after two men had been retired.

Smith (L 0-2) and xxxx
Thompson (W 1-1) and xxxx

(May 31) In a free-scoring affair, called after six innings when darkness set in, the Rowletta Lakers out-scored the Weyburn Beavers 16 - 12. The Lakers broke the game open with an eight-run spree in the 2nd inning. The big gun in the Rowletta offense was Jerry Denis who belted a pair of three-run triples. Wally Blaisdell added a home run and single. Mel Hennenfent, Bill Wasylyshen and LeBere collected three singles each and Roy Knipfel, two. For Weyburn, Chick Springer had a double and two singles, Buzz Bent a double and single and Brian Josephson, Dan Garinger and Cece McCarron two singles apiece.

LeBere (2-0) W), Nutzhorn ((5) and Hennenfent
Covert (L 0-1), Hoff (2), Kasperski (2), Franks (6) and Garinger

(May 31) Lorne Humphreys' bases-loaded single in the bottom of the 9th drove in the winning run as the Moose Jaw Steelers won their home opener 3 - 2 over the defending Southern League champion Swift Current Indians. Veteran left-handed chuckers and playing-managers, Mike Dayne of the Steelers and Jackie McLeod of the Indians both yielded six hits in their complete game mound joust which became extremely verbal at times. Entering the bottom of the 9th, the Tribe led by a single tally but Humphreys' heroics made Dayne the winner and pinned the loss on McLeod.

McLeod (L 0-1) and Johnson
Dayne (W 1-0) and Foord, Hudson (7)

(June 1) The Estevan Maple Leafs moved into a three-way tie for second spot in the Southern League when they edged the Weyburn Beavers 3 - 2. Estevan scored two runs in the home half of the 8th to wrap up their second win of the season. Maple Leafs' Merv Sanderson hurled a four-hitter for the win as mound opponent Ed Wyant duplicated his compete game effort but with a different result. Nasie Schnell sparked the Estevan attack with a double and single. Two Weyburn batters, Buzz Bent and Chick Springer accounted for all of Weyburn's offense off Sanderson. They each had a pair of base knocks, including a triple by Bent and a double by Springer.

Wyant (L 0-1) and Atkinson, Kasperski (8)
Sanderson (W 1-0) and Kreuger

(June 2) The Moose Jaw Steelers scored six runs in the top of the 6th and never looked back as they went on to score a 13 - 7 win over the Balcarres Braves. Right-hander Dick Mandzuk got the win although needing relief help in the 9th from Mark Genge. Balcarres' starter Ed Bobowski took the loss. Fergie Olver led the Steelers at the plate with four hits. Mike Dayne had a home run and triple for Moose Jaw. Others contributing significantly were Rob Boadway with two singles and Dennis Williams who clouted a mammoth 400 foot circuit clout. Catcher John Ross had three singles for Balcarres.

Mandzuk (W 2-0), Genge (9) and Hudson
Bobowski (L 0-1), Goodwill (7) and Ross

(June 2) The Regina Red Sox blasted the Marquis Wheat Kings 22 - 0 as Crimson Hose hitters had a field day with Marquis' pitching, slamming out 17 hits. Vic Wall pitched a two-hitter for the win while Wheat Kings' starter Gord Difley was hammered in taking the loss. Luke Moser led the Regina attack with a triple and single. Lionel Ruhr and Ed Heidt each stroked a double and single. Red Sox outfielder Ed Stefureak blasted a grand-slam home run in the 2nd inning.

Difley (L 0-1), Reidy (2), Guillaume and Anderson
Wall (W 1-0) and McNabb

(June 2) The Notre Dame Hounds dropped the Estevan Maple Leafs 12 - 5 in a Southern League encounter. Hounds' lefthander Hugh Carr went the distance for the win over Lyle Thompson. Ervin Boehm led the winners with a double and triple while Ken Townsend banged out two doubles. Bob Davis had a double and single for the Estevan club.

Thompson (L), Harbourne (2) and Kraychy
Carr (W) and Fornwald

(June 4) Strong relief pitching by Jackie McLeod enabled the Swift Current Indians to come away with an 8 - 5 victory over the Regina Red Sox in the opener of a week-end series. McLeod took over for starter Mel Humble in the 3rd inning and limited Regina to a single run over the last seven innings. Red Sox' starter Al Ash was the loser.

Ash (L 0-1) and xxxx
Humble, McLeod (W 1-1) (3) and xxxx

(June 4) In a gritty comeback, the Marquis Wheat Kings out-lasted the Notre Dame Hounds 12 - 10. Marquis, behind 10 - 7 after six innings, scored three runs in the 7th and two in the 8th to claim the win. Murray Jenkins, the fourth Wheat Kings' pitcher, was the winner. Bruce Smith, who went the route for the Dogs, took the loss.

Smith (L 0-3) and xxxx
xxxx, xxxx, xxxx, Jenkins (W 1-0) and xxxx

(June 4) The Rowletta Lakers, behind the six-hit pitching of Dick McNaughton, took the measure of the Balcarres Braves by a 5 - 2 count. Guy Blondeau went all the way for the luckless Braves and was touched for seven hits. Each team committed two errors.

McNaughton (W 1-0) and xxxx
Blondeau (L 0-1) and xxxx

(June 4) The Weyburn Beavers edged the Moose Jaw Steelers 5 - 4 on Cece McCarron's 9th inning, three-run homer off loser Joe Benaschuk. The circuit blast came with two men out. Buzz Bent also had a home run for the winners, a bases-empty shot in the 7th. Keith Covert, who replaced Weyburn starter Gub Kasperski in the 9th, was the winner.

Benaschuk (L 0-1) and xxxx
Kasperski, Covert (W 1-1) (9) and xxxx

(June 5) The Swift Current Indians edged the Regina Red Sox 3 - 2 in the wrap-up of their two-game weekend set-to. Pitcher Lance Kelly of the Indians spun a seven-hitter for the win. Catcher Gord Johnson's single in the bottom of the 9th scored Al Schell with the winning run. Regina's Arnie Floyd was stung with the defeat.

Floyd (L 0-2) and xxxx
Kelly (W 1-0) and Johnson

(June 5) The Notre Dame Hounds topped the Weyburn Beavers 19 - 15 in a wild game at Wilcox. This contest was a slugging match from start to finish. Weyburn led 9 - 3 after two innings but the Hounds scored four runs in the 3rd, two in the 4th, five in the 5th and five in the 7th to pull away. Ken Townsend was the winning pitcher in relief of Hugh Carr. Ed Wyant, the last of three Beaver hurlers, was the loser. Townsend had a great day at the plate crashing two homers and a triple. Dick Regier and Chick Springer homered for Weyburn.

xxxx, xxxx, Wyant (L 0-2) and xxxx
Carr, Townsend (W 1-1) and xxxx

(June 5) The Estevan Maple Leafs swept a doubleheader from the Balcarres Braves, winning the twin-bill by close 4 - 3 and 2 - 1 scores. Although the Braves came up with probably their best performance of the season, they still couldn't win. The Maple Leafs were out-hit 7 - 4 in the first game but took advantage of three errors and seven walks issued by losing pitcher Noel Rudd. Winning pitcher Merv Sanderson drove in the winning run in the 8th inning with a triple.

Rudd (L 0-1) and xxxx
Sanderson (W 2-0) and xxxx

In the second game, all the scoring came in the 1st inning with Art Obey of the Braves and Lyle Thompson of Estevan untouchable after that. Thompson limited Balcarres to three safeties in picking up the win. Nasie Schnell had three of the Leafs' five hits off loser Obey, two singles and a double.

Obey (L 0-2) and xxxx
Thompson (W 2-1) and xxxx

(June 5) The Moose Jaw Steelers hammered the Rowletta Lakers 13 - 4 as playing-manager Mike Dayne notched his second victory of the young season in besting Rowletta's Wayne LeBere. Dennis Williams collected two doubles and a single for the Steelers while catcher George Hunchuk had a home run for the Lakers.

Dayne (W 2-0) and xxxx
LeBere (L 2-1) and Hunchuk

(June 7) The Moose Jaw Steelers moved into first place in the Southern League by overwhelming the Marquis Wheat Kings 21 - 6. The Steelmen erupted for five runs in the 1st frame and were never in trouble. Complete game winner Rob Boadway was touched for 11 hits, three of them doubles. Emmet Reidy started on the slab for Marquis but was blasted from the hill after only 1/3 of an inning in taking the loss. Catcher Joe Foord led the Steelers' 21-hit attack off five Marquis pitchers with a two-run homer, a double and two singles. Mike Dayne had two doubles and a single, Fergie Olver a triple, double and single and Baldy Smith three singles. George Guillaume, Gene Herle and Murray Jenkins all had a brace of raps for the Wheat Kings.

Reidy (L 0-1), Jenkins (1), Dougherty (5), Difley (7), Skeoch (9) and Anderson
Boadway (W 1-1) and Foord

(June 8) The Swift Current Indians waltzed through four Rowletta hurlers and romped to a 22 - 10 triumph over the Lakers. Swift Current utilized the big inning in posting the win. After giving starter and winner Jackie McLeod a 9 - 0 cushion in the 1st inning, they added three runs in the 4th and a massive 10 in the 5th. Dick McNaughton, the first of the Rowletta chuckers, was the loser. Each club had 16 hits in this free-scoring affair. Catcher Gord Johnson was the big swatter for the Tribe with two doubles and a single while Gus Twamley and Al Schell had a double and two singles each. Mel Hennenfent and Roy Knipfel paced the Rowletta hitters with two singles and a double apiece.

McNaughton (L 1-1), LeBere (1), Nutzhorn (5), Mykytiw (5) and Knipfel
McLeod (W 2-1), Humble (6), Ranger (7) and Johnson

(June 8) The Marquis Wheat Kings posted their 4th consecutive victory on home turf by slamming the Notre Dame Hounds 10 - 5. Mark Gaines effectively spaced 11 hits to pick up the pitching win for the Wheaties. Hounds' starter Bruce Smith was tagged with the loss. George Guillaume led the Marquis 13-hit barrage with four singles. Murray Jenkins and Larry Fischer kicked in with two hits each. Ken Townsend was Notre Dame's best at the dish with a double and two singles. Catcher Richie Fornwald had three singles and Hugh Huck a double and single.

Smith (L 0-4), Townsend (8) and Fornwald
Gaines (W 2-0) and Anderson

(June 9) An eight-run outburst in the 4th inning, plus the five-hit pitching of Gwen Woodruff, was all the Estevan Maple Leafs needed to crush the Moose Jaw Steelers 15 - 1. Woodruff, in making his first appearance of the season, recorded 9 strikeouts in besting Moose Jaw starter and loser Dick Mandzuk. Moose Jaw hurlers gave up 11 free passes which kept them in constant hot water. Nasie Schnell led the Leafs' offense with three singles while Dale Wetsch had a bases-loaded triple. Dan Gallagher was the top swatter for the Steelers, collecting two singles in four trips.

Mandzuk (L 2-1), Knelson (4), Lovett (6) and xxxx
Woodruff (W 1-0) and xxxx

(June 10) The Balcarres Braves snapped a five-game losing streak when they halted the Rowletta Lakers 9 - 5. The Braves built up a 4 - 0 lead after the 2nd inning and never looked behind. Ed Bobowski, although requiring relief help, picked up the win. Ray Nutzhorn took the defeat. Gord Mundle sparked the Braves at the plate with a homer and single while Guy Blondeau and Alex Lypka added a pair of singles each. Mel Hennenfent belted a grand-slam homer in the 6th and added a single to lead the Rowletta hitters. Nutzhorn added a double and a single.

Bobowski (W 1-1), Rudd (6) and Ross
Nutzhorn (L 0-1), McNaughton (8) and Hennenfent

(June 10) The Weyburn Beavers whitewashed the Marquis Wheat Kings 8 - 0 in a Southern League fixture as winning pitcher Gub Kasperski went the distance for the shut-out triumph. Along the way, he fanned 10 and gave up only four hits. Marquis starter George Guillaume was the loser. Dick Regier jolted a two-run homer for Weyburn in the 4th. Cece McCarron and Ed Wyant each had two hits for the winners. Murray Jenkins was the best for the Wheaties in the batter's box with a single and double.

Guillaume (L 0-1), Reidy (1) and Anderson
Kasperski (W 1-1) and Garinger

(June 10) With the aid of some timely hits, the Regina Red Sox took both ends of a Southern League doubleheader from the Estevan Maple Leafs. The Sox prevailed 7 - 4 in the 7 inning opener by pushing across three runs in the bottom of the 5th inning and followed that up with an 8 - 5 decision in the 9 inning nightcap. Veteran Ed Heidt scattered 10 hits in the first game to post his initial win of the season. Regina collected 10 hits off loser Merv Sanderson. Ed Stefureak had a two-run triple plus a single for the Redlegs. Ron and Gary McKechney and Gwen Woodruff each drilled out two hits for Estevan.

Sanderson (L 2-1) and Kreuger
Heidt (W 1-0) and McNabb

Arnie Floyd gained his first mound win of the season in the second game with a solid relief performance. Lyle Thompson went all the way for the Maple Leafs in absorbing the loss. Morris McNabb, with two singles, was the only Red Sox player to get more than one hit. Catcher Fred Kraychy had two hits for the Leafs.

Thompson (L 2-2) and Kraychy
Ruddick, Floyd (W 1-2) (5) and McNabb

(June 11) The Moose Jaw Steelers came from behind to nip the Notre Dame Hounds 10 - 8 as Steeler hurler Dick Mandzuk, who came out of the bullpen in the 1st inning, got the pitching win. Phil Resch, who relieved Jim Jankowich in the 7th, was the loser. Baldy Smith drove in the winning and insurance runs in the 7th. Herb Lovett wielded a big bat for the Steelmen with a pair of doubles and four RBI's. Ken Townsend had two doubles for Notre Dame.

Jankowich, Resch (L 0-1) (7) and xxxx
Benaschuk, Mandzuk (W 3-1) (1) and Foord

(June 11) The Swift Current Indians crushed the Marquis Wheat Kings 10 - 2 in a Southern League contest at Marquis.  (No details available.)

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(June 12) The Balcarres Braves swept a Southern League double-dip from the Swift Current Indians 5 - 4 and 4 - 3 to knock the Indians out of first place in the Southern League. The two wins for Balcarres were its second and third straight after opening the season by losing five in a row. Noel Rudd, in relief of starter Ed Bobowski, picked up the win in the opener. Jackie McLeod, taking over on the mound for Harvey Pederson, was the loser. Rudd's double in the 7th drove in the winning marker for the Braves. John Walker had a double and two singles for the winners. Stu Millard had a pair of singles for the Tribe.

Pederson, McLeod (L 2-2) and xxxx
Bobowski, Rudd (W 1-1) and xxxx

Rudd was also the winner in the nightcap, pitching the complete game and besting Swift Current chucker Mel Humble. Jerry Walker had a bases-empty homer plus a single for Balcarres and also stole home in the 2nd inning.

Humble (L 0-1), McLeod (8) and Johnson
Rudd (W 2-1) and Ross

(June 12) The Regina Red Sox unleashed a 17-hit attack to defeat the Weyburn Beavers 12 - 6 and move to within a half game of the first-place Moose Jaw Steelers. Gerry Wenman, the third of three Regina pitchers, was the winner, his first of the season and, ironically, over his former mates of last season. Ed Wyant went all the way on the hill for Weyburn. Ken McEachern paced the Regina attack with a double and three singles. Third baseman Harvey Johnson collected three singles, Larry Bachiu a triple and single and Lionel Ruhr, two singles. Chick Springer was tops for the Beavers with three singles. Dan Garinger, Cece McCarron and Elmer Franks collected a brace of one-baggers each.

Wyant (L 0-3) and Garinger
Kober, Batley (2), Wenman (W 1-0) (5) and Bachiu

Southern League Standings as of June 13
Moose Jaw Steelers     6 - 3 .667
Regina Red Sox         5 - 3 .625
Swift Current Indians  5 - 3 .625
Estevan Maple Leafs    5 - 4 .556
Marquis Wheat Kings    4 - 4 .500
Weyburn Beavers        4 - 5 .444
Rowletta Lakers        3 - 4 .429
Balcarres Braves       3 - 5 .375
Notre Dame Hounds      2 - 6 .250

(June 14) A muffed fly ball by Weyburn outfielder Lon McElroy in the 9th inning gave the Notre Dame Hounds a narrow 6 - 5 win over the Beavers. Winning pitcher Phil Resch and hard-luck loser Gub Kasperski of Weyburn both gave up seven safeties in going the distance. Ken Townsend had a two-run homer for Notre Dame. The only batter on either side with more than one hit was the Dogs' Richie Dukes who checked in with two singles.

Resch (W 1-1) and Fornwald
Kasperski (L 1-2) and Garinger

(June 15) The Estevan Maple Leafs vaulted into third place in the Southern League by shading the Rowletta Lakers 8 - 7. The Leafs pushed across two runs in the bottom of the 7th to erase a 7 - 6 Rowletta lead. Gwen Woodruff went all the way on the mound for Estevan to pick up the win. Wayne LeBere, who came in as a fireman in the 4th, took the loss. Nasie Schnell went 3 for 3 at the plate for the Maple Leafs. Catcher George Hunchuk was the big man offensively for Rowletta with a single, double and triple.

Bell, LeBere (L 2-2) (4) and Hunchuk
Woodruff (W 2-0) and Kreuger

(June 15) John Walker's 9th inning single, which got by right fielder Ed Stefureak, allowed the Balcarres Braves to plate two runs and edge the Regina Red Sox 9 - 8. The Red Sox loss dropped them into fourth place in the very tight Southern League race. Strong relief pitching by winner Noel Rudd was the key to Balcarres' success. Chris Batley, who took over the pitching duties for the Sox in the 4th, took the loss. Rudd also did well at the plate, drilling a home run. Alex Lypka had a double and single and Barry Trapp two singles for the Braves. Lionel Ruhr was the big gun for Regina with two singles and a triple. Ed Heidt had three singles and Stefureak two.

Obey, Rudd (W 3-1) (1) and Ross
Wenman, Batley (L 1-1) (4) and Bachiu

(June 17) The Regina Red Sox unloaded a seven home run, 23 hit barrage against three hurlers to drop the Marquis Wheat Kings 26 - 11 and move into a third place tie with the Estevan Maple Leafs in the Southern League. Denny Cochrane with two, Ed Stefureak, Larry Bachiu, Brian Dutkowski, Art Rennie and Luke Moser all poled circuit blasts for the Redlegs. Arnie Floyd, who worked the first five innings for the Sox, was the winner. Doug Wankel, the first of three Marquis chuckers, was the loser. Lionel Ruhr and Dutkowski collected four hits each for the winning Crimson Hose. Bachiu had a double and single in addition to his homer. Tops in the Wheaties' attack was Gene Herle who had three singles.

Floyd (W 2-2), Kober (6) and Bachiu
Wankel (L 0-1), Guillaume (3), Dougherty (3) and Anderson

(June 18) The Moose Jaw Steelers, playing steady, heads-up baseball, defeated the Balcarres Braves 10 - 1 to retain first place in the Southern League. Mike Dayne pitched his third victory of the season, striking out eight and scattering five singles. Ed Bobowski, the first of three Balcarres hurlers, was the loser. Catcher Joe Foord led Moose Jaw at bat with a pair of doubles and a single. Dennis Williams added a three-run triple and a single.

Bobowski (L 1-2), xxxx, xxxx and xxxx
Dayne (W 3-0) and Foord

(June 18) The Estevan Maple Leafs blanked the Notre Dame Hounds 2 - 0. Both Estevan runs were plated in the initial frame off loser Bruce Smith. Merv Sanderson shut the Hounds down on two hits in picking up the complete game win.

Sanderson (W 3-1) and xxxx
Smith (L 0-5) and xxxx

(June 18) The Weyburn Beavers erupted for five runs in the 4th inning and topped the Swift Current Indians 10 - 7. Persier, in relief of Beavers' starter Ed Wyant, was the winner while Harvey Pederson took the defeat. Elmer Franks and Buzz Bent led the winners offensively with three hits each. Stu Millard and Del St. John had a trio of hits for the Tribe.

Wyant, Persier (W 1-0) and xxxx
Pederson (L 0-1) and xxxx

(June 19) The Regina Red Sox moved to a half game behind the Moose Jaw Steelers by out-slugging the Rowletta Lakers 18 - 6. Each club pasted three home runs: Lionel Ruhr, Luke Moser and Ed Stefureak connecting for Regina while Wally Blaisdell, Wayne LeBere and Larry Mykytiw reciprocated for Rowletta. Arnie Floyd got credit for the win although needing bullpen help. Mykytiw, the first of three Lakers' chuckers, was saddled with the defeat. Larry Bachiu picked up five hits for the Red Stockings, one being a double.

Floyd (W 3-2), xxxx and xxxx
Mykytiw (L 0-1), xxxx, xxxx and xxxx

(June 19) Avenging a defeat in the opener of their weekend series, the Swift Current Indians turned the tables on the Weyburn Beavers and took them down by a 13 - 2 count. Jackie McLeod, with relief help from Harvey Pederson, grabbed the pitching win while Weyburn's Dan Garinger was nailed with the loss. Stu Millard led the Indians' 18-hit assault with four singles. Al Schell and Merv Martinson each picked up two singles and a double. Clive Cory added three singles and Terry Burns two doubles.

Garinger (L 0-1) and xxxx
McLeod (W 3-2), Pederson and xxxx

(June 19) Norm Goodwill struck out 12 while holding the Notre Dame Hounds to seven hits as the Balcarres Braves tomahawked the visiting Dogs 13 - 3. The Braves had 14 hits off loser Phil Resch. Jerry Walker enjoyed a fine outing for Balcarres, smacking a triple, double and three singles.

Resch (L 1-2) and xxxx
Goodwill (W 1-0) and xxxx

(June 19) The Marquis Wheat Kings nipped the Estevan Maple Leafs 3 - 2 in the first game of a doubleheader at Estevan. The second encounter of the twin-bill was called after eight innings because of a curfew with the teams tied 8 - 8. (No details available.)

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(June 20) The Moose Jaw Steelers moved a full game ahead of the pack in the Southern League when they handed the Balcarres Braves an 8 - 5 setback at Balcarres. Dick Mandzuk won his fourth league game in a fireman's role, relieving starter Ron Vandale in the 5th. Art Obey, also as a reliever for starter Guy Blondeau, took the loss. The game was halted after eight innings because of darkness. Shortstop Dennis Williams led the Steelers at the plate with two doubles and a triple. Terry Wasley and Barrie Day each had a triple and single. Norm Goodwill led the Braves with two doubles while teammate Jerry Walker pounded a double and single.

Vandale, Mandzuk (W 4-1) (5) and xxxx
Blondeau, Obey (L 0-3) (4) and xxxx

(June 24) The Regina Red Sox crept to within a half-game of the pace-setting Moose Jaw Steelers by defeating the Weyburn Beavers 5 - 2. Southpaw Ken Ruddick, who pitched six innings of three-hit shut-out ball, got credit for the win, his first triumph of the season. Gub Kasperski. the workhorse of the Weyburn staff, was touched for seven hits in going all the way for the losers. Ed Heidt had three singles for Regina while Ed Stefureak cracked a two-run homer. For Weyburn, Cece McCarron had two doubles and a single.

Kasperski (L 1-3) and Jackson
Ruddick (W 1-0), Floyd (7) and Banda

(June 25) The Moose Jaw Steelers, tail-enders in the Southern League last season, topped the Notre Dame Hounds 6 - 3. Moose Jaw's Joe Benaschuk scattered five hits for the win while Jim Jankowich, touched for seven hits, was the loser. The game was halted by darkness after 7 1/2 innings. Bump Hudson and Fergie Olver had doubles for the Steelers.

Jankowich (L 0-1) and xxxx
Benaschuk (W 1-1) and xxxx

(June 25) The Rowletta Lakers dropped an 8 - 5 verdict to the Marquis Wheat Kings. Murray Jenkins, who relieved starter George Guillaume in the top of the 5th in this game shortened to six innings by darkness, got credit for Marquis' win. Lakers' starter Dick McNaughton was the loser. Dalton Skeoch slammed a home run for the winners and Guillaume chipped in with two singles. George Hunchuk and Jerry Denis homered for Rowletta.

McNaughton (L 1-2) and Hunchuk
Guillaume, Jenkins (W 2-0) (5) and Anderson

(June 26) The Moose Jaw Steelers extended their lead atop the Southern League to a full game when they knocked off the Swift Current Indians 12 - 4. Left-hander Wayne LeBere, recently acquired from the Rowletta Lakers, was the winner for Moose Jaw, coming out of the bullpen in the 4th to assume mound chores after the Indians had scored four times. He went on to hurl shut-out ball the rest of the way. Jackie McLeod, the first of three chuckers for the Frontier City boys, took the loss. Bob Baker led the winners at bat with a double, triple and home run. Herb Lovett added two doubles and a single, Dennis Williams a double and two singles and Mike Dayne three singles. Gord Johnson homered for Swift Current while Clint Cory singled twice.

Vandale, LeBere (W 3-2) (4) and xxxx
McLeod (L 3-3), Pederson, Ranger and Johnson

(June 26) The Marquis Wheat Kings picked up their second win of the week-end, drubbing the Notre Dame Hounds 12 - 6. The Wheat Kings collected 10 hits off Notre Dame's loser Phil Resch. The Wheaties' Mark Gaines also gave up 10 hits and struck out 9 in picking up the win. George Guillaume had three singles and a double for Marquis and Dalton Skeoch had a double and single. For the Hounds, Dennis Messier had four singles and Hugh Huck two singles and a three-bagger.

Gaines (W 3-0) and xxxx
Resch (L 1-3) and xxxx

(June 26) The Regina Red Sox shaded the Rowletta Lakers 5 - 3 behind Al Ash's six-hitter. Ash retired 12 batters in order from the 3rd to the 7th innings in posting his first win of the season. Left fielder Murray Smail was the only Rowletta batter to solve Ash's offerings for more than one hit, collecting a pair of singles. The Red Sox had 10 hits off loser Ray Nutzhorn with Luke Moser and Denny Cochrane leading the way with a double and single each. Catcher Larry Bachiu picked up two singles.

Nutzhorn (L 0-2) and Hunchuk
Ash (W 1-1) and Bachiu

(June 26) The Estevan Maple Leafs and the Balcarres Braves divided the spoils in a Sunday doubleheader at Balcarres with Estevan winning the first game 11 - 10 and losing the second 13 - 12. Hitters had a field day in this twin-bill which produced a total of 43 base hits. Estevan's Gwen Woodruff, who went all the way on the hill, was the winner in the seven-inning opener. Noel Rudd, driven from the mound in the 4th, took the defeat. Ron McKechney and Nasie Schnell had a brace of singles each for the winners. Pete Stroeder, John Ross and Jerry Walker all had a trio of safeties for Balcarres, one of Stroeder's being a double.

Woodruff (W 3-0) and Kreuger
Rudd (L 3-2), Obey (4) and Ross

In the second tussle, the Braves' Ed Bobowski got the victory in relief while Merv Sanderson, who went the route for Estevan, tasted defeat. Gord Mundle and Pete Stroeder each had a home run and two singles for Balcarres while Barry Trapp lined a triple and single. Ron McKechney had a home run and two singles for the Maple Leafs, Erwin Kreuger three singles and Gary McKechney a single and double.

Sanderson (L 3-2) and Kreuger
Goodwill, Bobowski (W 2-2) and Ross

(June 27) The Regina Red Sox moved into a first place tie with the Moose Jaw Steelers by taking out the Mill City nine 6 - 3. Right-hander Arnie Floyd, Regina's most effective hurler all season, had a shut-out until the 8th and picked up the win. Moose Jaw's Mike Dayne whiffed 12 in taking the loss. Ed Heidt was the big man at bat for the Red Stockings, coming up with a double and single and driving in three runs. Lionel Ruhr, Larry Bachiu and Ed Stefureak each had a double and single as well. Barrie Day, Herb Lovett and Dayne all smacked two hits for the Steelers, one of Day's being a two-bagger.

Floyd (W 4-2) and Bachiu
Dayne (L 3-1) and Hudson

(June 28) The Rowletta Lakers overwhelmed the Marquis Wheat Kings 21 - 8 in a free-scoring Southern League contest. Larry Mykytiw, who took over on the hill for Rowletta after Marquis had jumped into a 1st inning 4 - 0 lead, was the winning pitcher. Wheat Kings' starter Mark Gaines lost it. Ray Nutzhorn was the big hitter for the winners with four singles.

Gaines (L 3-1), Reidy (4), Lindquist (4), Dougherty (4) and Anderson
Halcoe, Mykytiw (W 1-1) (1) and Russell

(June 28) The Estevan Maple Leafs took over third spot in the Southern League by shading the Weyburn Beavers 6 - 4. Gwen Woodruff spaced seven Weyburn hits to gain the pitching victory for the Maple Leafs. Lefthander Dave Hoff, who went all the way for the Beavers, was charged with the defeat. Second baseman Ron McKechney was the main cog for Estevan, driving in four runs with a bases-loaded double and a run-scoring single. Jackie Harbourne also doubled and singled for the winners. Dan Garinger had three singles and Mel Jackson two for Weyburn.

Woodruff (W 4-0) and Kraychy, Kreuger (8)
Hoff (L 1-2) and Jackson

(June 28) The Regina Red Sox unlimbered their heavy artillery and rolled into undisputed possession of first place in the Southern League. The Crimson Hose, behind the five-hit pitching of Gerry Wenman, blanked the Swift Current Indians 11 - 0 and moved 1/2 game in front of the idle Moose Jaw Steelers. Newcomer Bob Hydukewich started on the mound for Swift Current but was sent packing with the loss in the 2nd frame. First sacker Brian Dutkowski was the big noise at the plate for the Sox. He boomed a pair of triples and a single in four trips while driving in four. Larry Bachiu had a double and two singles, Wenman a double and single and Denny Cochrane two singles. Jackie McLeod singled and doubled for the Tribe while Harvey Pederson collected a pair of singles.

Hydukewich (L 0-1), Ranger (2) and Johnson
Wenman (W 2-0) and McNabb

(June 29) The Estevan Maple Leafs moved to within a game of first place in the Southern League by crushing the Notre Dame Hounds 12 - 2 in a six-inning, darkness-shortened encounter. Right-hander Merv Sanderson picked up the complete game win, giving up four hits and fanning eight. Notre Dame lefthander Hugh Carr was the loser. Lyle Thompson had three singles for the Leafs. Jack Harbourne, Ron McKechney and Al Swinehart each had a double and single. Jim Jankowich had a pair of singles for the Hounds.

Carr (L 0-1), Jankowich (3) and Fornwald
Sanderson (W 4-2) and Kraychy

(June 29) In an 11-inning joust that was called because of darkness, the Swift Current Indians and Rowletta Lakers battled to a 5 - 5 tie. Rowletta had an 8 - 7 edge in hits as Swift Current reliever Jackie McLeod and Rowletta's starter Wally Blaisdell battled tooth-and-nail down the stretch. Harvey Pederson had three singles for the Tribe, the only multi-hit player of the contest.

Kelly, McLeod (6) and Johnson
Blaisdell and Russell

(June 29) The Weyburn Beavers came away with a 14 - 7 win over the Regina Red Sox, combing three Regina pitchers for 17 hits to go along with the eight miscues by Red Sox' infielders. Ed Wyant, although drilled for 13 hits by the Sox, managed to complete the game on the hill for Weyburn and was rewarded with the win. Al Ash, the second of three Crimson Hose chuckers, tasted defeat. Buzz Bent paced the Beavers' attack with a pair of three-baggers, a single and three RBI's. Dan Garinger had four singles, Wyant a double and two singles, Chick Springer a triple and single and Dick Regier a double, single and four RBI's. Luke Moser was the best for the Redlegs with a three-bagger and a brace of singles. Denny Cochrane and Larry Bachiu both came through with a double and single.

Wyant (W 1-3) and Garinger
Batley, Ash (L 1-2) (3), Floyd (4) and McNabb

(June 30) The Moose Jaw Steelers walloped the Rowletta Lakers 14 - 3 to take a 1/2 game lead over the Regina Red Sox in the tight battle for first place in the Southern League. Steeler chucker Dick Mandzuk checked Rowletta on six hits to pick up the victory and improve his record to 5 - 1. Rowletta starter, southpaw Ray Nutzhorn, was saddled with the loss. Dennis Williams and Lorne Humphreys led the Steelmen at bat with a triple and two singles each. Herb Lovett had a two-bagger and single and drove in four runs. George Hunchuk was the most potent batsman for the Lakers with a triple and two singles.

Nutzhorn (L 0-3), Mykytiw (4), Bell (5) and Hunchuk
Mandzuk (W 5-1) and Foord

(June 30) The Swift Current Indians got back into the win column by blasting the Weyburn Beavers 10 - 1. The Beavers took a 1 - 0 lead in the 1st inning but were unable to score again off Swift Current's Mel Humble who spaced six hits for the win. Weyburn starter Gub Kasperski took the loss. Humble and Gus Twamley led the Indians 12-hit attack with a double and two singles apiece. Terry Burns added two singles. Ed Wyant singled twice for the losers.

Humble (W 1-1) and Johnson
Kasperski (L 1-4), Franks (6) and Garinger

(July 3) The Estevan Maple Leafs and Swift Current Indians split a doubleheader in their battle for third place in the Southern League with the Tribe prevailing 5 - 1 in the matinee while the Leafs came back to capture the second contest 15 - 8. Ross Stone, a new addition to the Swift Current pitching staff, hurled a five-hitter to beat Estevan in the opener. Maple Leafs' starter Merv Sanderson, who was battered from the mound in the 1st frame when the Tribe scored all five runs, was the loser. The Indians managed only four hits but were aided by walks and three Estevan errors.

Sanderson (L 4-3), Woodruff (1) and Kreuger
Stone (W 1-0) and Johnson

Five home runs were hit in the second game, three by Swift Current. Merv Sanderson took to the hill again for the Maple Leafs and, although yielding 13 hits, was successful this time in going the distance and picking up the win. Harvey Pederson was the loser. The Leafs had 13 hits including round-trippers by Sanderson and Nasie Schnell. Erwin Kreuger had two doubles and a single for the winners. Harold Schnell and Ron McKechney added a double and single each and Lyle Thompson two singles. Catcher Gord Johnson blasted a pair of home runs and a single for Swift Current. Clint Cory had a four-bagger and a double. Stu Millard and Terry Burns each chipped in with a pair of singles.

Sanderson (W 5-3) and Kreuger
Pederson (L 0-2), McLeod and Johnson

(July 3) The Balcarres Braves grabbed a pair of wins from the Marquis Wheat Kings, squeezing by 4 - 3 in game 1 and then turning on the power in the nightcap by drilling the visitors 19 - 5. Ed Bobowski, with relief help from Noel Rudd, was the winner for Balcarres in the opener. Mark Genge, who went all the way for Marquis, was the loser. Catcher John Ross was the leader at bat for the Braves with a pair of singles while Murray Jenkins was a one-man show for the Wheat Kings with a triple and two doubles.

Genge (L 0-1) and Anderson
Bobowski (W 3-2), Rudd (9) and Ross

A nine-run 3rd inning was the feature of the 16-hit Balcarres assault in the nightcap. Bill Warsey went the distance for the Braves in picking up the pitching victory while Marquis starter Mark Genge, in an attempt to reverse his fortune, again was hit with the loss. Barry Trapp had a double and three singles off Genge and the three relievers who followed him. Jerry Walker added two singles and a two-bagger.

Genge (L 0-2), xxxx, xxxx, xxxx and Anderson
Warsey (W 1-0) and Ross

(July 4) Gerry Wenman, hitting the form he displayed last season as a member of the Weyburn Beavers, spun a three-hitter in pitching the Regina Red Sox to a 3 - 1 Southern League victory over the Notre Dame Hounds. The win moved Regina into a virtual tie with the Moose Jaw Steelers for top spot in the loop. The Notre Dame pitching tandem of loser Phil Resch and Ken Townsend gave up eight hits. Ed Heidt hit a home run and single for the Sox. Lionel Ruhr had a triple and double and Harvey Johnson a double and single. Second baseman Jack Irving with two singles led the Dogs' meagre offensive production.

Resch (L 1-4), Townsend (6) and Fornwald
Wenman (W 3-0) and McNabb, Bachiu (5)

(July 5) Larry Bachiu of the Regina Red Sox has taken the lead in the southern League individual batting race with an amazing .542 average and leads teammate Ken McEachern by .009 percentage points.

Top Ten Batters
Larry Bachiu (Regina Red Sox)          13 - 24 .542
Ken McEachern (Regina Red Sox)         16 - 30 .533
Jerry Walker (Balcarres Braves)        13 - 26 .500
George Guillaume (Marquis Wheat Kings) 12 - 25 .480
Luke Moser (Regina Red Sox)            14 - 31 .452
Wally Blaisdell (Rowletta Lakers)      16 - 38 .421
George Hunchuk (Rowletta Lakers)       16 - 38 .421
Murray Smail (Rowletta Lakers)         11 - 27 .411
Murray Jenkins (Marquis Wheat Kings)   15 - 38 .395
Ed Wyant (Weyburn Beavers)             16 - 41 .390

Hits - Lionel Ruhr (Regina Red Sox) - 20
Doubles - Ken Townsend (Notre Dame Hounds) - 6
Triples - Moser (4)
Home Runs - Townsend, Blaisdell, Hunchuk, Jerry Denis (Rowletta Lakers) and Ed Stefureak (Regina Red Sox) - all tied with 3

(July 5) The Moose Jaw Steelers scored 10 times in the 1st inning and never eased up as they bombed the Marquis Wheat Kings 20 - 4. The Steelers' win moved them a 1/2 game ahead of the Regina Red Sox in the battle for the league leadership. Joe Benaschuk yielded just six hits in hurling Moose Jaw to their one-sided triumph. Losing chucker Murray Jenkins, racked for 15 safeties, went the route for Marquis. Mike Dayne paced the winners with a triple, double and single. Dennis Williams had a double and two singles. Steelers' catcher Joe Foord and Lorne Humphreys had two singles each. Jenkins had a home run and two-bagger for the Wheaties and George Cannon singled twice.

Jenkins (L 2-1) and Anderson
Benaschuk (W 2-1) and Foord

(July 5) Southpaw Noel Rudd pitched a five-hitter as the Balcarres Braves buried the Notre Dame Hounds deeper in the Southern League cellar by knocking them off 5 - 2. Rudd, who had 41 strikeouts coming into this contest to lead the league in that department, added 13 more in posting his third victory of the season. Loser Jim Jankowich went all the way for the Dogs, surrendering seven hits.

Rudd (W 4-2) and Lypka
Jankowich (L 0-2) and Fornwald

(July 7) A four-run 8th inning, capped by Ken McEachern's three-run homer, gave the Regina Red Sox an 8 - 5 win over the Moose Jaw Steelers and moved the Sox back into top spot in the Southern League, a scant 1/2 game in front of the Steelmen. Right-hander Arnie Floyd was touched for 11 Moose Jaw hits in going all the way for the win in this see-saw battle. Youthful Ron Vandale pitched the entire game for Moose Jaw, surrendering 10 safeties in taking the loss. McEachern had a triple in addition to his round-tripper. Harvey Johnson added a triple, double and single for the Sox while Ed Stefureak had a brace of singles. Lorne Humphreys had a trio of singles for Moose Jaw. Fergie Olver added a three-bagger and single and Bob Baker a pair of singles.

Vandale (L 0-1) and Foord
Floyd (W 5-2) and Bachiu

(July 8) The Balcarres Braves moved past the idle Swift Current Indians into 4th place in the Southern League by edging the Weyburn Beavers 4 - 3. Lefty Noel Rudd posted his 4th win of the season for the Braves, adding to his league-leading strikeout total by fanning 10. Weyburn southpaw Dave Hoff took the loss. Rudd also scored the winning run for Balcarres in the 7th when he hit his second single of the game and was tripled home by Norm Goodwill. Jerry Walker had a two-bagger and single for the winners. Hugh McMillan had a trio of singles for the Beavers while Buzz Bent and Dick Regier had a pair of raps each, one of Regier's being a three-bagger.

Hoff (L 1-3) and Greaves
Rudd (W 5-2) and Ross

(July 9) The Swift Current Indians trounced the listless Weyburn Beavers 16 - 2 as Harvey Pederson scattered six hits in hurling the Tribe to its win. At bat, Pederson was also very productive, coming up with three singles. Gub Kasperski, the first of three Weyburn chuckers, was tagged with the loss. Catcher Gord Johnson had a single, double and two-run homer for the Indians. Clint Cory and Al Schell added two hits each. Dave Hoff had a home run and single for Weyburn.

Pederson (W 1-2) and Johnson
Kasperski (L 1-5), xxxx, xxxx and xxxx

(July 9) The Regina Red Sox boosted their lead in the Southern League to 1 1/2 games over the runner-up Moose Jaw Steelers by edging the Mill City Steelmen 2 - 1. Led by the pitching and last-inning hitting heroics of Al Ash, the Sox came out ahead of their nearest rivals. Pitching an almost flawless game, Ash struck out five and gave up only a single unearned tally. Ash's 9th inning dying-quail single over second base off loser Wayne LeBere drove in Denny Cochrane with the winning run. LeBere had entered the game in the 7th in a relief capacity with the score knotted. Lionel Ruhr paced Regina's 9-hit attack with two doubles. Cochrane added a single and double.

Ash (W 2-2) and Bachiu
Mandzuk, LeBere (L 3-3) (7) and Foord

(July 10) The Swift Current Indians took a 4-1 decision from the Estevan Maple Leafs in the opener of a scheduled twin-bill and then presented the Leafs with a 9 - 0 forfeiture in the abbreviated second contest. Mel Humble and Ross Stone combined on a three-hit pitching effort for the Speedy Creek nine, with Humble getting the win, in the matinee. The Tribe picked up eight hits off loser Merv Sanderson of the Leafs. Indians' catcher Gord Johnson was ejected from the game for vehemently arguing a judgment call on the bases.

Humble (W 2-1), Stone (5) and Johnson, xxxx
Sanderson (L 5-4) and xxxx

The Maple Leafs were ahead 4 - 2 in the second encounter as Johnson returned to his familiar backstop role. When the taunts from both dugouts became intense, Johnson was singled out for his second ejection. At this point, the Swift Current players began packing their gear and filed off the field. The game was then forfeited to Estevan by a 9 - 0 score. Gwen Woodruff of the Maple Leafs was credited with the win in the three-inning affair. Lance Kelly of the Tribe was declared the loser.

Kelly (L 1-1) and Johnson
Woodruff (W 5-0) and xxxx

(July 10) The Regina Red Sox won their second week-end contest with a 12 - 5 conquest of the last-place Notre Dame Hounds. The Redlegs were out-hit but made the most of their safeties, scoring all 12 runs in the first three innings and then coasting from there behind winning pitcher Gerry Wenman. Notre Dame starter Ken Townsend took the loss. Catcher Larry Bachiu had three singles and drove in three runs for the Reginans. Lionel Ruhr picked up a triple and single and Harvey Johnson had a pair of singles. Hugh Huck clouted a two-run homer and two singles for the losers. Richie Dukes and Jack Irving chipped in with two singles apiece.

Townsend (L 1-2), Jankowich (2) and Fornwald
Wenman (W 4-0) and Bachiu

(July 10) The Moose Jaw Steelers shaded the Rowletta Lakers 10 - 9 to remain a game and a half behind the Regina Red Sox in the Southern League pennant race. Rob Boadway, who took over from starter Joe Benaschuk in the 5th inning, was the winning pitcher as the Steelers rallied for the triumph after being four runs down in the 8th. Wally Blaisdell went all the way for the Lakers in absorbing the defeat. Fergie Olver had a triple and single for the Steelers. Bob Baker added a double and single. Roy Knipfel had a double and two singles for Rowletta and Russ Kindred tripled and doubled.

Benaschuk, Boadway (W 2-1) (5) and xxxx
Blaisdell (L 0-1) and xxxx

(July 10) The Balcarres Braves and Marquis Wheat Kings split a twin-bill at Marquis with the Braves winning the first game 3 - 2 and Marquis taking the second 16 - 5. Ed Bobowski tossed an eight-hitter for the Braves' win in the opener. Emmet Reidy, who was driven from the Marquis hill in the 2nd inning, took the loss. Balcarres scored the winning run on Noel Rudd's single and Barry Trapp's double.

Bobowski (W 4-2) and xxxx
Reidy (L 0-2), Gaines (2) and xxxx

Murray Jenkins got the win for the Wheaties in the nightcap. Bill Warsey, the first of four Balcarres pitchers, lost it. Jenkins shone at the dish with a double and single while Gord Dougherty and Gene Herle added two singles each for the winners. Jerry Walker with a double and two singles and Ivan Gurski with three singles were the best offensively for Balcarres.

Warsey (L 1-1), xxxx, xxxx, xxxx and xxxx
Jenkins (W 3-1), Gaines and xxxx

Southern League Standings as of July 11
Regina Red Sox        15 -  5 .750
Moose Jaw Steelers    13 -  6 .684
Estevan Maple Leafs   12 -  8 .600
Swift Current Indians 10 -  8 .556
Balcarres Braves      11 -  9 .550
Marquis Wheat Kings    8 - 10 .444
Weyburn Beavers        6 - 12 .333
Rowletta Lakers        4 - 10 .286
Notre Dame Hounds      3 - 14 .176

(July 12) The bottom-feeding Notre Dame Hounds surprised the Moose Jaw Steelers by taking a 3 - 2 decision from the Mill City crew. The Hounds pushed across a run in the bottom of the 9th to shade the second place Steelers. The game was scoreless for the first six innings as starters Ken Townsend of Notre Dame and Doug Neilson of the Steelmen battled pitch-for-pitch. Bernie Saucier's double off loser Dick Mandzuk, who had replaced Neilson in the 7th, scored Townsend with the winner. The Hounds' Jim Jankowich, who came to the aid of Townsend in the 8th, was the recipient of the win. The Steelers out-hit Notre Dame 8 - 5. Fergie Olver had a double and single for the losers while Dennis Williams and Neilson singled twice. Hugh Huck had a two-run homer and double for the Dogs.

Neilson, Mandzuk (L 5-2) (7) and xxxx
Townsend, Jankowich (W 1-2) (8) and xxxx

(July 12) The Weyburn Beavers overcame an early 7 - 3 deficit to shade the Rowletta Lakers 11 - 10. Gub Kasperski took the pitching win over Rowletta's Ray Nutzhorn. Six home runs were hit in this contest, five of them by the Lakers. The Beavers out-hit Rowletta 15 - 10. Bob Stark connected for two circuit clouts while Wally Blaisdell, Fred Hansen and Roy Knipfel added the others. Dick Regier hit a three-run blast for Weyburn in the 6th inning. Regier also had a single. Jack Shupe had two doubles and two singles for the Beavers while Elmer Franks added two singles and a double and Buzz Bent three singles.

Nutzhorn (L 0-4) and xxxx
Hoff, Kasperski (W 2-5) (4) and xxxx

(July 12) The Regina Red Sox made it five wins in a row and stretched their Southern League lead to 2 1/2 games by burying the Balcarres Braves 15 - 2. Right-hander Ed Heidt went all the way on the mound for the Sox to pick up the win. Noel Rudd, the league's strikeout king, was the starter and loser for the Braves. Catcher Larry Bachiu again wielded the biggest bat for the Redlegs, coming up with a double and two singles. Denny Cochrane had three singles while Lionel Ruhr and Brian Dutkowski added two singles each. Rudd and his battery-mate, John Ross, each singled twice for Balcarres.

Rudd (L 5-3), Bobowski (6) and Ross
Heidt (W 2-0) and Bachiu

(July 13) The Rowletta Lakers scored seven times in the 6th inning to defeat the Estevan Maple Leafs 11 - 6. The Maple Leafs took an early 5 - 0 lead off complete game winner Bob Bell but saw their lead disintegrate and finally fall apart altogether in the disastrous 7th. Gwen Woodruff, relieved in the 7th by Al Swinehart, was the loser. Mel Hennenfent, Roy Knipfel, Fred Hansen and Bell each had a single and double for the winners. Lyle Thompson collected four singles for Estevan.

Woodruff (L 5-1), Swinehart (7) and Kraychy
Bell (W 1-0) and Denis

(July 13) The Swift Current Indians overpowered the Marquis Wheat Kings 9 - 1 and 19 - 0 in a Southern League double-dip and swept past the Estevan Maple Leafs into third place. The opener was a 7-inning affair that saw Swift Current chucker Jackie McLeod effectively space five Marquis hits for the victory. The Wheat Kings' Murray Jenkins gave up 13 hits in taking the loss. Catcher Gord Johnson of the Tribe slammed his 7th home run of the season to go along with a single. Terry Burns with three singles, Stu Millard with a triple and single, Al Schell with a double and single and Harvey Pederson with two singles all contributed offensively for the Indians. Jenkins doubled and singled for the Wheaties.

Jenkins (L 3-2) and Anderson
McLeod (W 4-3) and Johnson

Ross Stone, who worked seven innings, was the winner in the second game blow-out. Wheat Kings' starter Merv Froelich was tagged with the defeat. Gord Johnson again showed power for Speedy Creek belting two more homers, his 8th and 9th of the campaign. Jackie McLeod added a homer and single, Stu Millard a triple and four singles, Clint Cory four singles and Stone a three-bagger and two singles.

M. Froelich (L 0-1), D. Froelich (8) and Anderson
Stone (W 2-0), Weston (8) and Johnson

(July 14) The Moose Jaw Steelers moved to within two games of first place in the Southern League by defeating the Marquis Wheat Kings 9 - 4. The Steelers scored five runs in the 3rd inning to erase a 3 - 0 Marquis lead and give lefty Wayne LeBere all the runs he needed for the win. Mark Genge whiffed 11 Moose Jaw batters in taking the loss. Baldy Smith was the top gun in the arsenal for the Steelmen, blasting a pair of triples and a single. Herb Lovett belted a two-run homer and added two singles. LeBere doubled twice and catcher Harry Hudson singled twice. Murray Jenkins had a double and two singles for the losers. Dalton Skeoch collected three singles and Keith Avery a pair.

LeBere (W 4-3) and Hudson
Genge (L 0-3) and Anderson

(July 14) The Balcarres Braves, behind the sterling relief pitching of Norm Goodwill, stifled the Notre Dame Hounds 7 - 2. Noel Rudd started on the hill for Balcarres but was lifted in favor of Goodwill in the 2nd after giving up the two Notre Dame runs. Goodwill was in magnificent form from then on, slamming the door on the Hounds. Jim Jankowich, who relieved starter Hugh Carr in the 7th, was charged with the defeat. Ivan Gurski, John Ross and Jerry Walker had two singles each for Balcarres. Notre Dame's Richie Fornwald had the game's only extra base hit, a double.

Carr, Jankowich (L 1-3) (7) and Fornwald
Rudd, Goodwill (W 2-0) (2) and Ross

(July 15) Wally Blaisdell pitched and batted the Rowletta Lakers to a 5 - 4 victory over the Weyburn Beavers in a Southern League game. Blaisdell, who limited the Beavers to seven hits and struck out 13, also doubled off loser Gub Kasperski to drive in the winning run in the bottom of the 9th. The win moved the Lakers into 7th place in the standings, a half game ahead of the Beavers. Blaisdell and his battery-mate George Hunchuk each had a double and single for the Lakers and Fred Hansen added two singles. Dan Garinger doubled for Weyburn.

Kasperski (L 2-6) and Greaves
Blaisdell (W 1-1) and Hunchuk

(July 16) The Swift Current Indians took the opener of a week-end series from the Notre Dame Hounds, easily out-distancing the visiting Dogs 14 - 3. The Indians collected 14 hits off three Notre Dame pitchers, including starter and loser Jack Irving, in taking the spoils. Harvey Pederson, who relieved starter Lance Kelly in the 5th inning, picked up the pitching victory for the Tribe. Terry Burns rapped out a single, double and triple for the Frontier City nine and Jackie McLeod and Al Schell added a double each. For Notre Dame, Jim Lyons had two singles and a double, Ken Townsend three singles and Bernie Saucier a pair.

Irving (L 0-1), xxxx, xxxx and Fornwald
Kelly, Pederson (W 2-2) (5) and Johnson

(July 16) The second place Moose Jaw Steelers defeated the Rowletta Lakers 11 - 4. Right-hander Dick Mandzuk tossed a six-hitter at the Lakers to pick up the win. Southpaw Ray Nutzhorn took the loss. The Steelers collected 11 hits and took advantage of three Lakers' miscues. Baldy Smith paced the Moose Jaw attack with a pair of three-baggers. Bob Baker and "Bump" Hudson each had two singles. Jerry Denis was the top man for Rowletta with two singles.

Nutzhorn (L 0-5) and Hunchuk
Mandzuk (W 6-2) and Hudson

(July 16) The Weyburn Beavers crushed the Marquis Wheat Kings 13 - 7 as Denny Hedine picked up the win in a relief capacity. Marquis starter Murray Jenkins was the loser. The Beavers' 19-hit attack included three singles and a triple by Dan Garinger, two singles and a double by Gub Kasperski, a single and triple by Hedine, a double and single by Dave Hoff, three singles by Dick Regier and a pair of singles by Cece McCarron. Bernard Cannon had three singles for the Wheat Kings while Jenkins added a double and single. Dalton Skeoch and Gene Herle stroked two singles each.

xxxx, Hedine (W 1-0) and xxxx
Jenkins (L 3-3), xxxx and xxxx

(July 17) The Notre Dame Hounds tasted defeat at the hands of the Swift Current Indians for the second time in two days as the Tribe narrowly shaded the visiting collegians 4 - 3. The Indians were held scoreless by losing pitcher Hugh Carr for the first six innings but picked up one in the 7th and added three more in the 8th for the narrow win. Jackie McLeod, who relieved starter Mel Humble in the 8th, picked up the pitching victory. McLeod also led his club at the plate with a double and single. Ross Stone added a pair of singles. The Hounds out-hit the Frontier City crew 9 - 7. Catcher Richie Fornwald singled twice and doubled to lead the Dogs while teammates Jim Lyons and Ken Townsend both had a double and single.

Carr (L 0-2) and Fornwald
Humble, McLeod (W 5-3) (8) and Johnson

(July 17) The Moose Jaw Steelers won their second game of the week-end with an 11 - 7 decision over the Weyburn Beavers. Young Ron Vandale picked up the complete game mound win for Moose Jaw. Dan Garinger, relieved in the 5th by Ed Wyant, was the loser. Terry Wasley blasted two home runs and a single for the Steelers and Baldy Smith added a double and single. Buzz Bent of the Beavers also had a big day in the batter's box with a pair of homers and a single while Garinger doubled and singled.

Garinger (L 0-2), Wyant (5) and xxxx
Vandale (W 1-1) and xxxx

(July 17) The Regina Red Sox split a Sunday doubleheader with the Estevan Maple Leafs, winning the first game 7 - 2 and then losing the second tussle 6 - 5. The split shaved the Red Sox lead atop the Southern League to one game. Regina won the opener behind the two-hit pitching of right-hander Arnie Floyd. The win was his 6th of the season against two losses. Estevan's Gwen Woodruff gave up seven hits in taking the loss as the Maple Leaf defense let him down drastically, committing seven errors. Brian Dutkowski of the Red Sox was the only batter to come up with a multi-hit game, stroking two singles.

Floyd (W 6-2) and xxxx
Woodruff (L 5-2) and xxxx

In the second game, the Maple Leafs took an early 3 - 0 lead and then survived a five-run Regina outburst in the 3rd in taking the win. Big Merv Sanderson went all the way for the pitching victory while Al Ash, who relieved starter Chris Batley in the 3rd inning, was charged with the defeat. Jackie Harbourne led the Estevan batsmen with a pair of singles. Luke Moser was best for the Red Stockings with two singles and a double.

Batley, Ash (L 2-3) (3) and xxxx
Sanderson (W 6-4) and xxxx

(July 17) The Rowletta Lakers edged by the Balcarres Braves 5 - 4 and, in the process, moved past the Marquis Wheat Kings into 6th place in the Southern League. A bottom of the 9th inning home run by Frank Fagan gave the Lakers their tight win. Ray Nutzhorn scattered six hits for the mound victory. The Braves' Ed Bobowski, who gave up eight hits, was the loser. Besides Fagan's clout, three other circuit blasts were slammed. Wayne Baragar had a two-run 1st inning shot for Rowletta while Balcarres' Bobowski had a solo homer in the 5th. John Walker added a two-run drive in the 9th which temporarily tied the score and set the stage for Fagan's four-bagger. Nutzhorn had three doubles for Rowletta in aiding his cause on the hill.

Bobowski (L 4-3) and xxxx
Nutzhorn (W 1-5) and xxxx

(July 18) The Marquis Wheat Kings scored two runs in the bottom of the 9th to hold the league-leading Regina Red Sox to a 13 - 13 tie. The Southern League fixture did not go into extra innings on account of darkness. Mark Genge went the route on the hill for Marquis, giving up 17 hits, while three Regina hurlers were nicked for 14 safeties. Big Ed Stefureak had three hits for the Red Sox, one being his 5th home run of the campaign. Outfielder Ken McEachern doubled and singled twice. Pinch-hitter Murray Jenkins provided the big blow for Marquis, a two-run circuit clout. He stayed in the line-up and later added a single. Bernard Cannon lashed out a trio of singles while Clare Anderson doubled and singled.

Ash, Wenman (9), Floyd (9) and McNabb, Bachiu (7)
Genge and Anderson

(July 19) The Notre Dame Hounds scored six times in the 7th inning and added three more in the 9th to overcome an 11 - 5 deficit and defeat the Weyburn Beavers 14 - 13. Phil Resch, the second of three Notre Dame chuckers, was the winner. Weyburn's Gub Kasperski, who took over from starter Dave Hoff in the 5th, was tagged with the loss. Richie Dukes belted a three-run homer for the Hounds and added two singles. Art Sorenson contributed a double and three singles, Jim Lyons two doubles and Hugh Huck a brace of singles for Notre Dame. Dick Regier had a grand-slam homer for the Beavers. Ed Wyant had a triple and single and Buzz Bent three singles.

Carr, Resch (W 2-4) (6), Townsend (9) and Fornwald
Hoff, Kasperski (L 2-7) (5) and Greaves, Jackson (8)

(July 19) The Regina Red Sox mauled the hopelessly inept pitching of the Marquis Wheat Kings for 19 hits and totally destroyed the Wheaties 24 - 3. Ed Heidt pitched a steady game for Regina to pick up the win. He gave up five hits and struck out four. The Wheat Kings gave their three chuckers little in the way of fielding support, committing 12 miscues. Gord Dougherty, the first to have to face the Regina line of fire, suffered the loss for Marquis. Harvey Johnson paced the Reginans offensively with three singles and a double. Lionel Ruhr added a triple and two singles, Larry Bachiu and Morris McNabb three singles each and Ed Stefureak a double and single. Murray Jenkins' bases-loaded double in the 3rd inning plated all three Wheat Kings' runs. Gene Herle had three of Marquis' five hits, all singles.

Dougherty (L 0-1), M. Froelich (5), Genge (5), M. Froelich (6) and Anderson
Heidt (W 3-0) and McNabb

(July 19) The Swift Current Indians toppled the Moose Jaw Steelers 13 - 8 in Southern League action, dropping the Steelmen two games behind the front-running Regina Red Sox. Mike Dayne started on the mound for the Steelers and was pinned with the loss while Ross Stone of the Tribe picked up the win. Harvey Pederson led the Indians with the stick, clubbing a double and three singles, while Clint Cory cracked out two doubles and a single. Jerry Ranger pitched in with two singles. Rob Boadway was the big noise for the Steelers with a double and single while Denny Williams checked in with a pair of singles.

McLeod, Stone (W 3-0) (3), Pederson (7) and Johnson
Dayne (L 3-2), Mandzuk (6), Knelson (9) and Hudson, Lovett (7)

(July 20) The Notre Dame Hounds upset the 5th place Balcarres Braves 5 - 1 as Jim Jankowich tossed a six-hitter, beating Balcarres lefty Noel Rudd. Hugh Huck sparked Notre Dame's 9-hit offense with a pair of singles while Don Dreger singled twice for the Braves.

Rudd (L 5-4) and Ross
Jankowich (W 2-3) and Fornwald

(July 20) Wally Blaisdell hurled a five-hitter as the Rowletta Lakers shaded the 4th place Estevan Maple Leafs 6 - 5. Estevan starter Lyle Thompson was hit with the defeat. Blaisdell and Roy Knipfel led the winners at bat with a double and single apiece. Ray Nutzhorn added a pair of singles. For Estevan, Nasie Schnell had a double and single while Gary McKechney poked two singles.

Thompson (L 2-3), Woodruff (3), Thompson (4) and Kraychy
Blaisdell (W 2-1) and Hennenfent

(July 21) Notre Dame's Hugh Carr yielded only a pop-fly single to Clare Anderson as the Hounds blanked the Marquis Wheat Kings 6 - 0. Carr was the master all the way, facing just 28 batters. Murray Jenkins, who gave up 12 hits, was the loser. Jim Lyons rapped two triples and a single for the winning Hounds. Ken Townsend added two doubles and two singles while Art Sorenson singled twice.

Jenkins (L 3-4) and Anderson
Carr (W 1-2) and Fornwald

(July 21) Gary McKechney and Merv Sanderson combined for a two-hitter as the Estevan Maple Leafs defeated the Weyburn Beavers 7 - 2. The Maple Leafs wrapped things up early and had a 5 - 0 lead heading into the 8th. Denny Hedine, who failed to last the 1st inning, was the Beavers' loser. Ron McKechney packed the heavy lumber for the winners, getting two singles and a triple. Brothers Gary and Dale Wetsch each singled and doubled.

Hedine (L 1-1), Wyant (1) and Jackson
G. McKechney (W 1-0), Sanderson (8) and Kraychy, R. McKechney (8)

(July 21) The Moose Jaw Steelers stopped the Swift Current Indians 7 - 3 on Wayne LeBere's five-hitter. The win for the Steelers moved them to within 1 1/2 games of first place. Moose Jaw scored five runs in the 7th inning to erase a 3 - 2 Swift Current lead and hang the defeat on Ross Stone. Herb Lovett paced the winners' attack with a double and single. Mike Dayne singled twice.

LeBere (W 5-3) and Hudson
Stone (L 3-1) and Johnson

(July 22) The Regina Red Sox unleashed a 15-hit barrage to defeat the Weyburn Beavers 10 - 5. Right-hander Al Ash survived a shaky first inning, when Weyburn plated three runs, and went on to hurl a complete game, four-hit victory. Weyburn starter Gub Kasperski was the loser. Lionel Ruhr and Ed Stefureak led the Red Sox at bat. Ruhr had a double and three singles while Stefureak hit a home run and single and drove in five runs. Ed Prosofsky added three singles and Larry Bachiu two. Ed Wyant had a home run and four RBI's for Weyburn and Jack Shupe ripped out a solo homer. Buzz Bent got the other two Weyburn hits, both singles.

Ash (W 3-3) and McNabb
Kasperski (L 2-8), Hoff (3) and Jackson

(July 23) The Hounds of Notre Dame won their third straight, scoring eight runs in the 8th inning to down the Rowletta Lakers 11 - 6. Jim Jankowich, with relief help from Ken Townsend, was the winning chucker. Dick McNaughton, in from the bullpen as a fireman in the 7th, was stung with the loss. The Lakers out-hit Notre Dame 11 - 10.

Jankowich (W 3-3), Townsend and Fornwald
Bell, McNaughton (L 1-3) (7) and Hunchuk

(July 24) The Rowletta Lakers gained sweet revenge for last night's loss to the Notre Dame Hounds when they took both ends of a doubleheader from the Dogs. Rowletta scored 11 times in the top of the 10th inning to take a 17 - 7 decision in the opener. In the second contest, the Lakers scored 9 runs in the first three innings and hung on for a 10 - 9 triumph. In the matinee event, Rowletta's Ray Nutzhorn went all the way on the mound for the victory. Phil Resch, who relieved starter Hugh Carr in the 10th, was the loser. Featured in the Lakers' 10th inning uprising were home runs by Fred Hansen and Frank Fagan. Hansen boomed a triple in addition to his homer while Fagan also singled. Mel Hennenfent, George Hunchuk and Nutzhorn added two hits each. Jim Lyons, Ervin Boehm and Richie Dukes picked up a brace of hits each for the Hounds who were out-hit 13 - 10.

Nutzhorn (W 2-5) and Hunchuk
Carr, Resch (L 2-5) (10) and Fornwald

Wally Blaisdell was the winning pitcher in the wrap-up contest although he needed help from Bob Bell from the 6th inning on. Ken Townsend, replaced in the 3rd by Jim Jankowich, was the loser. Murray Smail led the winners at bat with five singles. George Hunchuk, Wayne Baragar, Fred Hansen and Frank Fagan added two hits each. Bernie Saucier had a home run and two singles, Richie Fornwald four singles, Townsend two doubles and Ervin Boehm and Art Sorenson two singles each for the collegians.

Blaisdell (W 3-1), Bell (6) and Hunchuk
Townsend (L 1-3), Jankowich (3) and Fornwald

(July 26) The Regina Red Sox had their Southern League lead trimmed to one game when they dropped an 8 - 7 decision to the Balcarres Braves. The Braves pushed across three runs in the bottom of the 9th to beat the Reginans and make reliever Al Ash the loser. Norm Goodwill went all the way for the winners and his single in the 9th inning also drove in the winning run. In addition to his game-winning blow, Goodwill had a single and double for Balcarres. Barry Trapp delivered three singles while John Ross and Alex Lypka singled twice. Brian Dutkowski homered and had two singles for the Sox.

Heidt, Ash (L 3-4) (7) and Bachiu
Goodwill (W 3-0) and Ross

(July 26) The Moose Jaw Steelers edged to within one game of the Regina Red Sox by downing the Weyburn Beavers 10 - 3. The Steelers scored three times in the 1st inning and four in the 2nd off loser Keith Covert to provide winning pitcher Dick Mandzuk with all the cushion he needed. The victory was the 7th of the season for Mandzuk, tops in the Southern circuit. Lorne Humphreys with three singles and Fergie Olver with two led the 12-hit Moose Jaw offense.

Covert (L 1-2) and Greaves
Mandzuk (W 7-2) and Hudson

(July 26) The third place Swift Current Indians moved to within 2 1/2 games of first place in the Southern League by topping the Notre Dame Hounds 9 - 6. Jackie McLeod pitched a seven-hitter and set down 11 Hounds on strikes to lead the Indians to the win. His mates backed him up with a 15-hit onslaught against loser Hugh Carr and reliever Jim Jankowich. Gus Twamley led Speedy Creek at the dish with a triple and two singles. McLeod and Clint Cory had a single and double apiece and Stu Millard two singles. Richie Dukes had a bases-empty homer and single for the Hounds while Richie Fornwald singled twice.

McLeod (W 6-3) and Johnson
Carr (L 1-3), Jankowich (4) and Fornwald

(July 26) The Rowletta Lakers won their third straight, beating the Marquis Wheat Kings 10 - 2 at Marquis. Portsider Ray Nutzhorn, the third of three Lakers' chuckers, picked up the win for Rowletta. Starter Merv Froelich pitched the entire game for Marquis in absorbing the defeat. Mel Hennenfent led the Lakers at bat with a three-run homer. Murray Smail and Wally Blaisdell had three singles each while Frank Fagan and Harold Baragar added a single and double each. Gene Herle and catcher Clare Anderson picked up two singles apiece for the Wheat Kings.

McNaughton, Henderson (2), Nutzhorn (W 3-5) (2) and Hunchuk
M. Froelich (L 0-2) and Anderson

(July 27) The Moose Jaw Steelers closed the gap between themselves and the first-place Regina Red Sox to a meagre half-game by defeating the Estevan Maple Leafs 9 - 5. The Steelers scored six runs in the 1st inning and coasted home from there. Starting pitcher Mike Dayne gave up eight hits in going the distance for the win. Gwen Woodruff took the loss. The big blow for Moose Jaw was Fergie Olver's grand-slam home run in the initial frame. Olver also had a single. Ron McKechney belted a two-run homer for the Maple Leafs and Nasie Schnell checked in with a double and single.

Dayne (W 4-2) and xxxx
Woodruff (L 5-3), Sanderson (8) and xxxx

(July 27) The Swift Current Indians out-scored the Notre Dame Hounds 17 - 11 to move to within two games of the Southern League lead. The Hounds blew an eight run lead in losing their second game in two nights to the Indians. Harvey Pederson, out of the bullpen in the 4th, got credit for the Swift Current comeback win. Ken Townsend was the loser. Catcher Gord Johnson's 10th home run of the season highlighted the Tribe's 12-hit assault. Johnson also had a single. Clint Cory had a bases-loaded circuit blast in the 8th while Stu Millard added three singles and Pederson a double and single. Jim Lyons, Townsend and Rich Fornwald each had two-baggers for the Hounds.

Townsend (L 1-4), Carr (8) and Fornwald
Humble, Pederson (W 3-2) (4) and Johnson

(July 27) The Rowletta Lakers posted their 4th consecutive win, dropping the Marquis Wheat Kings 11 - 8 in a game shortened to eight innings because of darkness. Tied 7 - 7 in the 7th, the Lakers scored four times to break the game open. Bob Bell, who relieved starter Stu Henderson, was the winning pitcher. Don Froelich, the second of three Marquis chuckers, was saddled with the defeat. Wally Blaisdell paced the winner's attack with a single, double and triple. Roy Knipfel had three singles, Mel Hennenfent two doubles and Hal Baragar two singles. The Wheat Kings' Murray Jenkins, a strong contender for league batting honors, blasted two homers and a single.

xxxx, D. Froelich (L 0-3), xxxx and xxxx
Henderson, Bell (W 2-0) and xxxx

(July 27) The Weyburn Beavers moved into 7th place in the Southern League by edging the Balcarres Braves 4 - 3. The Beavers pushed across an unearned run in the bottom of the 9th for the win. Lefty Ed Wyant scattered five Balcarres hits for the win. Loser Noel Rudd, who gave up 9 hits, added to his league-leading strikeout total by fanning 12. Buzz Bent collected a double and two singles for Weyburn while Dan Garinger added a pair of singles. Norm Goodwill of the Braves connected for a solo homer in the 4th inning.

Rudd (L 5-5) and xxxx
Wyant (W 2-3) and xxxx

(July 28) With Al Ash checking in with a four-hit mound performance, the Regina Red Sox defeated the Swift Current Indians 5 - 2, a win that increased their Southern League margin to a full game over the second place Moose Jaw Steelers. Ash, who displayed a tantalizing curve and good control, didn't allow the Indians more than one hit in any inning. Starting pitcher Ross Stone did a creditable job on the mound for Swift Current but five errors, two of which he committed, damaged his cause. Left fielder Ken McEachern shared the heroics with Ash, banging out a triple and single. Larry Bachiu delivered three singles. Terry Burns singled twice for the Tribe.

Stone (L 3-2) and Johnson
Ash (W 4-4) and Bachiu

(July 29) The fast-closing Rowletta Lakers team posted their 5th win in a row and moved into a tie for 5th place in the Southern League by defeating the Notre Dame Hounds 9 - 5. A six run 6th inning enabled the Lakers to wipe out a 5 - 2 deficit and make reliever Ray Nutzhorn the winner. Jim Jankowich took the loss. George Hunchuk and Wally Blaisdell both had two-run homers for the Lakers. In addition to his homer, Hunchuk also had a double and single. Hal Baragar added a pair of doubles. Jim Lyons and Ken Townsend had three singles each for Notre Dame. Ervin Boehm tripled and singled and Richie Dukes doubled and singled.

Jankowich (L 3-4) and Saucier, Townsend (7)
McNaughton, Nutzhorn (W 4-5) (1) and Hunchuk

(July 29) The Marquis Wheat Kings defeated the Weyburn Beavers 10 - 4 and moved past them into 7th place in the Southern League. The Wheat Kings came from behind for their victory. They trailed 4 - 3 after three innings but scored four times in the 5th to go ahead for keeps. The Wheaties' Mark Genge went all the way for the pitching win. Loser Dan Garinger of the Beavers was victimized by poor defensive play as his mates committed seven errors. George Cannon led the Marquis' batsmen with a double and two singles while brother Bernard added a double and single. Buzz Bent had a two-run homer for Weyburn plus a double and single.

Genge (W 1-3) and Schmidt
Garinger (L 0-3) and Jackson

(July 29) With southpaw Wayne LeBere spinning a four-hitter and setting 14 Regina batters down on strikes, the Moose Jaw Steelers struck early and often to post a 9 - 5 win over the Regina Red Sox. The victory moved the Steelers into a tie for top spot in the Southern League with the Sox. Moose Jaw jumped on loser Arnie Floyd and 3rd inning reliever Ed Heidt to take an eight run lead in the 5th. Dennis Williams was the big hitter for the Steelers, cracking out three singles in four tries. Catcher Harry Hudson tripled and singled and outfielder Terry Wasley singled twice. The Sox were unable to get more than one hit in any inning off LeBere. Harvey Johnson had a bases-empty home run for the Redlegs while Brian Dutkowski had two scratch singles.

LeBere (W 6-3) and Hudson
Floyd (L 6-3), Heidt (3) and McNabb, Bachiu (6)

(July 30) The Estevan Maple Leafs dealt a severe blow to the pennant aspirations of the second-place Moose Jaw Steelers by trimming them in both games of a Southern League twin-bill, 8 - 1 and 7 - 2. Ron McKechney stopped the Steelers on a six-hitter in the first game which went seven innings. Joe Benaschuk took the loss. The Leafs sewed things up early, scoring two runs in the 1st inning and four more in the 2nd. Harold Schnell paced Estevan's 10-hit attack, stroking out a double and single. Ron McKechney, Erwin Kreuger and Nasie Schnell all had two singles as did the Moose Jaw's Bob Baker and Herb Lovett.

R. McKechney (W 1-0) and Kreuger
Benaschuk (L 2-2) and xxxx

Estevan also took the evening encounter behind the brilliant six-hit pitching of Merv Sanderson. The sturdy right-hander kept the Steelers off balance all night with an assortment of fastballs, curves and change-ups. Dick Mandzuk, who started for the Steelers, took the loss. Gary McKechney paced the winners' 10-hit assault with a home run and single while Bob Davis had two singles. Lorne Humphreys and Baldy Smith had two singles apiece for Moose Jaw.

Sanderson (W 7-4) and xxxx
Mandzuk (L 7-3), Dayne (6) and xxxx

(July 30) The Swift Current Indians topped the Balcarres Braves 13 - 8 in a free-swinging tilt. The Indians collected just eight hits off loser Ed Bobowski but were aided by six Balcarres errors and 13 walks. Jackie McLeod, who struck out 9 and gave up 9 hits, was the winner. Stu Millard with two doubles and Clint Cory with three singles paced the attack. For Balcarres, John Ross collected a double and two singles, Larry Trapp a triple and single and John Walker a double and single.

Bobowski (L 4-4) and Ross
McLeod (W 7-3) and Johnson

(July 31) The Regina Red Sox moved 1 1/2 games in front of the Southern League pack by scoring single runs in the 8th and 9th innings to edge the Notre Dame Hounds 3 - 2. Chris Batley, who relieved Gerry Wenman in the 8th, was credited with the win while Jim Jankowich, who went the distance for the last-place Hounds, was nailed with the defeat. The Red Sox out-hit the Dogs 7 - 4. The winning run in the 9th came on Larry Bachiu's double and Ed Stefureak's single. Denny Cochrane led the Crimson Hose at the plate with a double and single.

Wenman, Batley (W 2-1) (8) and xxxx
Jankowich (L 3-5) and xxxx

(July 31) The Rowletta Lakers moved into 5th place in the Southern League by beating the Weyburn Beavers 16 - 2 for their sixth straight win. The Lakers out-hit Weyburn 16 - 5 as Wally Blaisdell cruised to the pitching win. Gub Kasperski, who relieved starter Elmer Franks in the 6th, was tagged with the loss. Frank Fagan belted a grand-slam home run for the winners. Buzz Bent homered for Weyburn.

Franks, Kasperski (L 2-9) (6) and xxxx
Blaisdell (W 4-1) and xxxx

(July 31) The Estevan Maple Leafs retained their hold on 4th place in the Southern League by splitting a doubleheader at Marquis, winning the second game 17 - 7 after the Wheat Kings had taken the first 7 - 6. Dalton Skeoch's two-run homer in the bottom of the 7th gave Marquis the edge in the seven inning opener. Skeoch also had a double and single while Gene Herle singled twice. Murray Jenkins went the distance to pick up the win for the Wheaties. Al Swinehart, who came on in relief in the 2nd inning for Bob Peterson, was the loser. Erwin Kreuger had three singles for Estevan and Ron McKechney, Gary McKechney and Jack Harbourne added two singles each.

Peterson, Swinehart (L) (2) and Kreuger
Jenkins (W 4-4) and xxxx

The Leafs piled up an 11 - 3 lead after three innings of the nightcap and coasted to victory. Harold Schnell, in relief of Lyle Thompson, was the winner. Gord Dougherty took the loss. Ron McKechney starred at bat for Estevan, getting three singles and a triple. Brother Gary had three singles, Harold Schnell a double and two singles, Bob Peterson two doubles and Nasie Schnell and Jonas Fornwald, two singles each. Gene Herle had a double and two singles and Dougherty two singles for the losers.

Thompson, H. Schnell (W 1-0) and xxxx
Dougherty (L  0-2), xxxx and xxxx

(July 31) The Swift Current Indians out-slugged the Balcarres Braves for the second time in a row, this time 15 - 10, to sweep their weekend series. The Indians collected 14 hits off Noel Rudd and reliever Norm Goodwill and were again helped by six Braves' errors. Harvey Pederson, who struck out 12, was the winner. Terry Burns had a trio of singles for the Tribe while catcher Gord Johnson had a double and single. Jerry Walker had a grand-slam home run and double for Balcarres. Goodwill chipped in with a double and two singles and Ivan Gurski singled three times.

Rudd (L 5-6), Goodwill and Ross
Pederson (W 4-2) and Johnson

(August 2) The Balcarres Braves posted their third one-run victory of the season over the pace-setting Regina Red Sox, shading them 4 - 3 in a game that was shortened to seven innings by darkness. Norm Goodwill got the pitching victory, striking out seven and giving up seven hits. Regina starter Chris Batley was the loser. Larry Trapp tripled to drive in the winning run for the Braves and also singled twice. Cousin Barry added a pair of singles for the winners. For Regina, Ed Stefureak had two singles and a double.

Batley (L 2-2), Heidt (2) and McNabb
Goodwill (W 4-0) and Ross

(August 3) The Estevan Maple Leafs assured themselves of at least a tie for 4th place in the Southern League by edging the Rowletta Lakers 3 - 2. The Leafs pushed across a run in the bottom of the 8th to secure the victory. The game was then called because of darkness. Gary McKechney scattered seven Rowletta hits for the victory. Southpaw Ray Nutzhorn, touched for eight hits by the Leafs, was the loser. Ron McKechney and Harold Schnell picked up two singles apiece for Estevan. Catcher George Hunchuk had a double and single for Rowletta while Nutzhorn singled twice.

Nutzhorn (L 4-6) and Hunchuk
G. McKechney (W 2-0) and Kraychy, R. McKechney (6)

(August 4) The Swift Current Indians moved into a tie for 2nd place in the Southern League by defeating the Marquis Wheat Kings 7 - 5. Southpaw Ross Stone chucked a four-hitter for the Swift Current win. Merv Froelich was the loser. Catcher Gord Johnson led the Indians' batsmen with two doubles and a single. Terry Burns added three singles and Harvey Pederson, two.

Stone (W 4-2) and Johnson
M. Froelich (L 0-4), D. Froelich (5), Difley (8) and Skeoch

(August 4) The Weyburn Beavers were awarded their scheduled game with the Notre Dame Hounds by a 9 - 0 default score when the Hounds were unable to field a team.

(August 5) The Moose Jaw Steelers moved to within a half game of the league-leading Regina Red Sox with an 8 - 6 Southern League victory over the Balcarres Braves. Southpaw Wayne LeBere, with relief help from Dick Mandzuk, got credit for the Moose Jaw pitching win. Starter Art Obey of Balcarres was the loser. Shortstop Dennis Williams led the winners at bat going 4 for 5. Jerry Walker and Ivan Gurski topped the Braves' batsmen with two hits apiece.

Obey (L 0-4), Blondeau (4) and Ross
LeBere (W 7-3), Mandzuk (8) and Foord

(August 6) The Regina Red Sox stopped the Rowletta Lakers 8 - 1 behind the three-hit pitching of right-hander Al Ash.. Rowletta's Ray Nutzhorn gave up 11 hits in being nailed for the loss. Big Ed Stefureak had a great effort at the plate for the Crimson Hose, collecting four hits, two of them homers, and drove in five runs. Shortstop Lionel Ruhr added three singles.

Ash (W 5-4) and McNabb
Nutzhorn (L 4-7) and Hunchuk

(August 6) The Moose Jaw Steelers completed their Southern League schedule on a winning note, turning back the Weyburn Beavers 6 - 5. The Steelmen scored a pair of runs in the 5th to break a 4 - 4 tie and made their lead stand up. Mike Dayne went all the way for the victory over Ed Wyant. Six Weyburn errors made the difference in this game. No Moose Jaw batter managed more than one hit. For Weyburn, Cece McCarron collected three hits while Dan Garinger and Buzz Bent had two each.

Dayne (W 5-2) and Foord
Wyant (L 2-4) and Garinger

(August 9) The Regina Red Sox overwhelmed the Marquis Wheat Kings 11 - 1 to clinch at least a tie for the Southern League pennant. The Red Sox win eliminated the Moose Jaw Steelers from the flag hunt but still left the Swift Current Indians with a mathematical chance of tying the Reginans. Starter Ed Heidt was the winning pitcher for the Red Sox. Merv Froelich, the first of three Marquis chuckers, was tagged with the loss. Ed Stefureak, who has been tearing the league apart the last couple of weeks with his bat, led Regina at the dish with three singles and a two-run homer, his 9th of the year. Lionel Ruhr added a double and triple. George Cannon and Clare Anderson had two singles each for Marquis.

Heidt (W 4-0), Floyd (8), Batley (9) and Bachiu, McNabb (7)
M. Froelich (L 0-5), Difley (9), Jenkins (9) and Anderson

(August 10)   Regina Red Sox clinched the 1960 pennant Wednesday without having to throw a pitch.  Swift Current, the only club with a chance to catch the Sox, dropped one of its two games with Rowletta to fall out of the race.  Mel Hennenfent, who had six hits in the double-header, drove in George Hunchuk with the winner in the bottom of the 10th inning to give Rowletta a 7-6 win.  Hennenfent had earlier belted a homer and a double.  Stu Millard of Swift Current had sent the game into extra innings with a two-run triple in the top of the 9th.  Bob Bell was the winner in a relief role. Hunchuk and Ray Nutzhorn added a double and single apiece for Rowletta while Harvey Pederson, Clint Cory and Gus Twamley each singled twice for the Tribe.

Stone (L 4-3) and Johnson
Halcoe, Bell (W 3-0) (3) and Hunchuk

The Lakers out-hit Swift Current 13 to 9 in the second game, but six errors proved disastrous.  Harvey Pederson, who relieved in the 2nd inning, picked up the win.  Hennenfent led the hitters with two doubles and a triple.  Roy Knipfel had a double and two singles for the Lakers while losing chucker Wally Blaisdell and Bell had a double and single each. Stu Millard and Terry Burns each had a brace of singles for the Speedy Creek crew.  The playoff pairings are now set with the pennant-winning Regina Red Sox facing the 4th place Estevan Maple Leafs in one bracket while the Moose Jaw Steelers and Swift Current Indians will tangle in the other.

Blaisdell (L 4-2), Nutzhorn (3) and Hunchuk
Humble, Pederson (W 5-2) (2) and Johnson              

(August 14) Two non-playoff teams, the Balcarres Braves and Rowletta Lakers met in a re-scheduled regular season tilt to decide fifth place in the Southern League. Ironically, the contest took place after one of the league semi-final playoff series had begun. In the showdown itself, the Braves prevailed over the Lakers 5 - 4 and were thereby able to salvage their season with a .500 record. Ed Bobowski pitched a six-hitter for the winners. The Lakers' Larry Mykytiw, who gave up 9 hits, lost it. Ivan Gurski led the Braves at bat with two singles and a triple.

Mykytiw (L 1-2) and Denis
Bobowski (W 5-4) and Ross

FINAL STANDINGS
Regina Red Sox          23 -  9 .719
Moose Jaw Steelers      22 - 10 .688
Swift Current Indians   21 - 10 .677
Estevan Maple Leafs     17 - 13 .567
Balcarres Braves        16 - 16 .500
Rowletta Lakers         15 - 17 .469
Marquis Wheat Kings     10 - 21 .323
Weyburn Beavers         10 - 22 .313
Notre Dame Hounds        8 - 24 .250

PLAY-OFFS :

(August 13) The Swift Current Indians won the opener of their Southern League semi-final series by taking down the Moose Jaw Steelers 4 - 1. Swift Current's Harv Pederson tossed a six-hitter and struck out eight in taking the win over Moose Jaw lefthander Wayne LeBere. The Steelers' LeBere gave up only five hits and whiffed eight but was the victim of five miscues by his defense. Catcher Gord Johnson hit a home run for the winners.

Pederson (W) and Johnson
LeBere (L) and Hudson

(August 14) The Regina Red Sox drew first blood in their best-of-five semi-final series with the Estevan Maple Leafs, by posting a 6 - 1 decision. A wild 7th inning which saw the Red Sox score three unearned runs to break a 1 - 1 tie was the key to Regina's victory. Right-hander Al Ash went the distance for the Sox, spacing six hits and fanning 11. Merv Sanderson gave up 10 hits in taking the loss but his mates let him down defensively, committing five errors. Only two extra-base hits were garnered in this game, a triple by the Redlegs' Lionel Ruhr and a double off the bat of the Maple Leafs' Jack Harbourne.

Ash (W) and Bachiu
Sanderson (L) and Kreuger

(August 14) The Swift Current Indians took a stranglehold on their best-of-five semi-final by dumping the Moose Jaw Steelers 6 - 2. The win gives the Indians a 2 - 0 series lead. Lefthander Ross Stone not only pitched a complete game victory for the Tribe but also led at bat off loser Mike Dayne with a home run, two singles and three RBI's. Battery-mate Gord Johnson added a two-run double and two singles while Harv Pederson singled twice. Dayne had four singles off Stone to lead the Steelers at the dish.

Dayne (L) and Hudson
Stone (W) and Johnson

(August 16) The Regina Red Sox got by the Estevan Maple Leafs 14 - 13 to take a two game lead in their semi-final series in a game that featured eight home runs. The Sox scored two runs in the 7th inning on Lionel Ruhr's homer to erase a 13 - 12 Estevan lead. The game was called after eight innings because of darkness. The lead changed hands four times before Ruhr's blast put the Red Sox ahead for keeps. Al Ash, the third of four Regina hurlers, got credit for the win. Estevan's Lyle Thompson took over on the mound from Gary McKechney in the 1st inning and was the eventual loser. Luke Moser drilled two homers for Regina and Harvey Johnson also connected for a three-run shot in addition to a double. Harold Schnell cracked a grand-slam four-bagger for the Leafs and also came up with a pair of singles. Nasie Schnell, Merv Sanderson and Gary McKechney got the other Estevan homers. Thompson chipped in with two singles and a double.

G. McKechney, Thompson (L) (1) and Kreuger
Floyd, Batley (2), Ash (W) (4), Stefureak (8) and Bachiu, McNabb (3)

(August 16) The Moose Jaw Steelers kept their hopes alive in their semi-final series by defeating the Swift Current Indians 6 - 2. The Steelers scored four times in the 1st inning, a cushion that was more than enough for winning pitcher Dick Mandzuk. Swift Current still leads the series two games to one. Jackie McLeod, the Swift Current starter, took the loss. Gord Johnson had a double and single and Gus Twamley two singles for the Indians. No Moose Jaw batter was able to get more than one hit.

McLeod (L), Burns (6) and Johnson
Mandzuk (W) and Hudson

(August 18) The Estevan Maple Leafs whacked 18 base blows off four Regina hurlers to take down the Red Sox 10 - 5 and stay alive in their best-of-five Southern League semi-final. Merv Sanderson went all the way on an eight-hitter for the win. Gerry Wenman, the second of the Red Sox mound quartet, was tagged with the defeat. Ron McKechney led a fierce Estevan offense with four singles. Nasie Schnell added three singles, Gary McKechney a single and double and Erwin Kreuger, Lyle Thompson and Dale Wetsch, two singles apiece. Ed Stefureak led Regina's attack with a double and single. Luke Moser singled twice.

Sanderson (W) and Kreuger
Heidt, Wenman (L) (5), Ash (6), Stefureak (7) and Bachiu, McNabb (7)

(August 18) The Swift Current Indians, defending playoff winners, advanced to the league final by defeating the Moose Jaw Steelers 11 - 7. Harvey Pederson spaced four Moose Jaw hits in pitching the Indians to victory. One of the hits was a 1st inning bases-loaded homer by the Steelers' Herb Lovett. Dick Mandzuk, the third of three Steeler chuckers, gave up five runs in the 7th inning and took the loss. Jackie McLeod paced the Indians' 13-hit barrage with a two-run homer and a single. Al Schell and Gus Twamley had three singles each and Clint Cory two singles.

LeBere, Boadway (3), Mandzuk (L) (5) and Hudson
Pederson (W) and Johnson

(August 20) The Estevan Maple Leafs forced a 5th and deciding game in their semi-final series by taking an 8 - 7 decision from the Regina Red Sox. Gary McKechney, who came on in relief of Lyle Thompson, was the winning pitcher. Arnie Floyd was the loser. Estevan held a 10 - 8 edge in hits but the Sox produced the homer power with Larry Bachiu, Ed Stefureak and Denny Cochrane all connecting for round-trippers.

Stefureak, Floyd (L) and xxxx
Thompson, G. McKechney (W) and xxxx

(August 21) The Regina Red Sox ousted the Estevan Maple Leafs from further Southern League playoff action by defeating the Leafs 5 - 3 and taking their best-of-5 semi-final series three games to one. Right-hander Al Ash won his 3rd game of the series in yielding seven hits and striking out six of the lusty-hitting Maple Leafs. His mates collected eight hits off the slants of loser Merv Sanderson. Brian Dutkowski and Harvey Johnson paced the Redlegs at the plate with a double and single each. Larry Bachiu had two singles. Gary McKechney was the big man for Estevan with a double, single and two RBI's. Dale Wetsch and Harold Schnell added two singles each. The Red Sox will now meet the Swift Current Indians in the league final series.

Sanderson (L) and Kreuger
Ash (W) and McNabb

(August 22) The Regina Red Sox connected for 19 hits and swamped the swift Current Indians 12 - 2 in the opening game of the best-of-five Southern League final. Right-hander Arnie Floyd, although nicked for 10 hits, all singles, went the route for the win. Starting chucker Ross Stone of the Tribe was the loser. Center fielder Denny Cochrane led the Regina assault with a double and three singles. Leadoff man Luke Moser homered and singled twice and Ed Stefureak had two doubles, a single and four RBI's. Harvey Johnson had a great offensive game as well, collecting a double, two singles and three RBI's. Larry Bachiu singled three times for the Sox. Leading Swift Current were Al Schell and Gus Twamley with a pair of singles each.

Stone (L), Ranger (7), McLeod (8) and Johnson
Floyd (W) and McNabb

(August 23) Ron McKechney of the Estevan Maple Leafs has won the Southern League individual batting championship and the Dave Dryburgh memorial trophy with a whopping .474 average according to the final statistics released today. McKechney, who came on with a fantastic splurge during the second half of the season, finished nearly 70 points ahead of his nearest rival, Murray Jenkins of the Marquis Wheat Kings.

Top Ten Batters
Ron McKechney (Estevan Maple Leafs)     45 -  95 .474
Murray Jenkins (Marquis Wheat Kings)    45 - 111 .405
George Hunchuk (Rowletta Lakers)        39 -  98 .398
Buzz Bent (Weyburn Beavers)             48 - 125 .384
Dennis Williams (Moose Jaw Steelers)    46 - 121 .380
Jerry Walker (Balcarres Braves)         38 - 100 .380
Harvey Pederson (Swift Current Indians) 34 -  90 .379
Dan Garinger (Weyburn Beavers)          40 - 110 .364
Ed Stefureak (Regina Red Sox)           46 - 127 .362
Larry Bachiu (Regina Red Sox)           39 - 108 .361

Runs Scored - Lionel Ruhr (Regina Red Sox) - 46
Hits - Bent (48)
Doubles - Hunchuk and Ken Townsend (Notre Dame Hounds) - tied with 13
Triples - Ruhr (7)
Home Runs - Gord Johnson (Swift Current Indians) - 10

(August 24) With Al Ash pitching his 4th win in playoff competition, the Regina Red Sox took a 2 - 0 lead in their best-of-five Southern League final series against the Swift Current Indians, scoring a 9 - 6 victory. Ash yielded six hits as did the Swift Current tandem of loser Jackie McLeod and reliever Harvey Pederson. Catcher Morris McNabb led the winners at bat with two singles. For Swift Current, speedy Terry Burns came up with a triple and single. They were the only players on either team with a multi-hit performance.

McLeod (L), Pederson (3) and Johnson
Ash (W) and McNabb

(August 25) Wayne LeBere, who divided his time between the Rowletta Lakers and Moose Jaw Steelers, was the top pitcher in the Southern League during the 1960 season, compiling a 7 - 2 overall mark. The southpaw won two and lost one while toiling with the Lakers and then won five and lost one after switching to Moose Jaw. Jackie McLeod of the Swift Current Indians was runner-up to LeBere for the title and the "Doc" Hughes memorial trophy which goes annually to the top hurler. McLeod posted a 7 - 3 mark while last year's winner, Merv Sanderson of the Estevan Maple Leafs, was third with a 7 - 4 record.

Most Wins - LeBere, McLeod and Sanderson - all tied with 7
Most Losses - Gub Kasperski (Weyburn Beavers) - 10
Most innings pitched - Ray Nutzhorn (Rowletta Lakers) - 95
Most hits given up - Nutzhorn - 111
Most runs surrendered - Kasperski - 77
Most strikeouts - Noel Rudd (Balcarres Braves) - 98
Most walks issued - Ed Bobowski (Balcarres Braves) - 51

(August 26) Murray Jenkins, slugging outfielder of the Marquis Wheat Kings, has been named the Most Valuable Player in the Southern League. Jenkins, runner-up in the batting race, edged out Mike Dayne, playing-manager of the Moose Jaw Steelers. Ray Nutzhorn of the Rowletta Lakers finished third in the voting by the nine league managers who were not allowed to vote for a member of their own team. Jenkins will receive the Heinie Rogers trophy, last year awarded to the Swift Current Indians' Jackie McLeod.

(August 27) The Swift Current Indians stayed alive in the Southern League finals by trimming the Regina Red Sox 4 - 2 for their first win in the series. The Indians out-hit Regina 8 - 7 in posting the win over Red Sox' complete game loser Arnie Floyd. Jackie McLeod pitched 8 2/3 innings of relief to pick up the victory, Al Schell hit a bases-empty home run for the Tribe and Clint Cory singled three times. Lionel Ruhr led the Redlegs at bat with a trio of one-baggers.

Floyd (L) and McNabb
Pederson, McLeod (W) (1) and Johnson

(August 28) The Regina Red Sox pushed across a run in the top of the 10th inning to edge the Swift Current Indians 8 - 7 and, in the process, captured the best-of-five final series 3 games to 1. The Red Sox scored the winning marker on Swift Current's 6th error of the game. Fittingly, Lionel Ruhr who led the Southern League in runs scored during the regular season, plated the winner. Veteran right-hander Ed Heidt, who came on the mound scene in the 8th, was the winning chucker. Lefty Ross Stone, who took over the Tribe's mound chores in the 5th, was the loser. Ed Stefureak was again the top gun for the Red Stockings at the plate. He hit a solo homer in the 7th and also singled twice. Larry Bachiu had a two-run homer in the 3rd while catcher Morris McNabb and Regina starting pitcher Al Ash singled twice. Shortstop Stu Millard had four singles for Swift Current. Jackie McLeod added a single and double. Terry Burns and Harv Pederson came up with a brace of singles apiece.

Ash, Batley (7), Heidt (W) (8) and McNabb
Pederson, Stone (L) (5) and Johnson