1960 Game Reports, Saskatchewan Senior Amateur     

 

(May 23)  The Saskatoon Ambassadors and Speers shared first-place money during the rain-interrupted Victoria Day tournament at Maymont.  Earlier wins by the Saskatoon nine were highlighted by the pitching of Jerry Edwards and the hitting of Daryl Penn and Tom Yick.

(May 26)   Grasswood kicked off the 1960 Saskatoon and District Senior Baseball League schedule Thursday tripping the Saskatoon Ambassadors 8-4 behind the combined four-hit pitching of Mike Repin and Gord Payne. Payne led an eight-hit Grasswood attack with three singles. Morris Proctor had a pair.

D.Norris (L), Gerwing (2), Hyatt (4) and Boyko
Payne, Repin (W) (3) and G.Walters

(May 27)  Acme All-Stars and Empire Freightways battled to a 5-5 draw Friday night at Exhibition Park. The game was called because of darkness. Percy Waldner crushed a homer for Empire

R.Appleby and xxx
R.Listwin and xxx

(May 28-29)  Pitching stole the show over the weekend in three contests in the Saskatoon and District League. Bob Holowaty and reliever Ken Obed matched a three-hit effort by Marcel Richard Sunday as Grasswood shaded the Macs 2-1 in a thriller at Grasswood.

Richard (L) and xxx
Holowaty (W), Obed (8) and xxx

Right-hander Barry Edwards held Empire Freightways to two hits and fanned 14 as the Amassadors ran up a 10-0 score. Daryl Penn paced the attack with a double and three singles. Orville Sullivan chipped in with a pair of two-baggers.

Edwards (W) and xxx
M.Porowski (L) and xxx

On Saturday at Asquith, lefty Julie Hrapchuk went the distance as the Junior Commodores turned back the home club 6-4. John Sirota, who took the loss, belted the game's longest drive, a triple.

Hrapchuk (W) and xxx
J.Sirota (L), Jack Cleghorn (6) and xxx

Grasswood      2 - 0
Jr.Commodores  1 - 0
Ambassadors    1 - 1
Macs           0 - 1
Empires        0 - 1
Asquith        0 - 1
Acmes          0 - 0

(May 30)  Asquith demolished Freightways Monday night scoring 20 runs in the first inning enroute to a 32-1 victory. With all the offense, pitcher Jack Cattell stole some of the headlines hurling a one-hitter, a 6th inning double by Joe Sanders. Bob Stack led the winners with five hits in six trips to the plate. Jack Cleghorn went three for three, Les Stack pounded two triples and two doubles, Bev Brooks had a triple and two singles and John Sirota clouted a homer.

J.Cattell (W) and xxx
Helsinger (L), xxx and xxx

(June 1)   The defending league champion Saskatoon Macs collected their first win of the season Wednesday whipping Empire Freighways 12-1.  Wayne Walker went the route for the pitching win.

J.Karpina (L) and xxx
W.Walker (W) and xxx

(June 3)  It was a night for offense in the Saskatoon and District Baseball League.  The Junior Commodores crushed the Acme All-Stars 26 to 4 and the Ambassadors ran up a 16-2 count over the Macs.

Tom Yick smacked a pair of triples and Daryl Penn had three hits to spark the Ambassadors 15-hit attack. Marv Porowski held the Macs to four hits.

Porowski (W) and xxx
Chow (L) and xxx

Terry Rak led a potent Commodore attack with a homer, triple and single while Al Mazca added a home run and two singles.  Lloyd Fast, Bill Coumont and Ralph Van Ness each had three hits.  Two Commodore hurlers, Marv Henderson and Tom Scrase combined to hold Acme to three hits.

Henderson (W) and Scrase (6) and xxx
xxx, xxx and xxx

(June 5)   In the windup to the Saskatoon Commodore's Canadian camp, Saskatoon Macs notched a 4-2 win over the Commodore hopefuls.  Marcel Richard fired a six-hitter for the win. He fanned pinch-hitter Roland Jones, the Commodore's playing-manager, for the final out with the bases loaded in the bottom of the ninth inning. Dick Hoffman led the winners with three hits and Jimmy Cosgrove added a pair. Gene Oden and Bill Lynn, regulars for the Commodores of the Western Canada League, were prominent for the losers. Oden had a triple and Lynn a pair of singles. Gary Collette, starter for the Commodore Canadians was forced to leave the game in the first inning when hit on the wrist as catcher Keller tried to throw out a man at second.

Collette, H.Hunchuk (1), B.Hydukewich (7) and Keller
Richard (W) and xxx

(June 6)   Ambassadors and Asquith fought to a 10-inning scoreless tie Monday night. The game was called on account of darkness.  Jack Cleghorn, for Asquith, yielded just three hits while Al Gerwing and Marv Porowski gave up five between them.

J.Cleghorn and xxx
A.Gerwing, Marv Porowski and xxx

(June 7)  Mike Repin fired a two-hitter Tuesday as Grasswood dumped Acme 15-1. Al Prystupa, the first batter to face Repin in the game poked a single and Joe Sanders collected a one-bagger in the fifth.  Lawrence Sukut led the winners with a triple, double and single. Gord Payne chipped in with a double and two singles.

Repin (W) and xxx
R.Appleby (L) and xxx

(June 7)  In a slugest, Macs shaded the Junior Commodores 13-11. Elmer Walker poked a double and two singles for the winners while Al Wanner added a triple and single. Ralph Van Ness had three hits for the Commodores.

Hrapchuck, Doerksen and xxx
xxx and xxx

(June 8)   Grasswood notched its fifth straight win Wednesday downing the Junior Commodores 5-2 behind the solid hurling of Bob Holowaty. Erwin Doerksen took the loss.  Each team had nine hits, with Morris Proctor belting a triple for the winners and Don Anweiler and Lionel Dietrich each getting a pair of singles. Al Macza smacked two doubles and a single for the juniors.

Holowaty (W) and xxx
Doerksen (L) and xxx

(June 8)  Saskatoon Ambassadors lambasted Freighways 18-2 as Arnie Boyko allowed just one hit, a third inning single by Art Hamilton.  Four straight walks allowed the losers a run in the first and three more walks resulted in a run in the third.  Ambassadors pounded out 15 hits, led by George Lessard with three. 

Boyko (W) and xxx
xxx and xxx

(June 9)  Ray McTavish held Saskatoon Macs to four hits Thursday as Asquith notched a 4-1 victory at home. Jack Cleghorn led the winners 10-hit attack with three singles. Les Stack added a double and single.

Chow (L) and xxx
McTavish (W) and xxx

(June 10)  Saskatoon Ambassadors trounced Acme 13-1 Friday at Exhibition Park as Marv Porowski allowed just two hits, both in the fifth inning. The winners had just seven hits but capitalized on nine Acme errors.  The only extra base hits were a triple by Gord Lessard and a double by Ray Gerwing

Porowski (W) and xxx
Helsinger (L) and xxx

(June 12)  Bev Brooks clouted a grand slam homer in the first inning and Asquith went on to defeat Grasswood 15-13 Sunday. Brooks added two singles to his big day. Five errors by Grasswood helped seal their fate. Bill Cleghorn, Dale Friessen and Jack Cattrell each added two hits for Asquith. Lyle Dietrich led Grasswood with a double and single. John Sirota managed to go the route for the winners.

Sirota (W) and xxx
Obed, Hollowaty (L) and xxx

(June 12)  Charlie Goodwin knocked in five runs Sunday as Saskatoon Macs blasted the Ambasssadors 15-3. Jim Chow, who had the longest blow of the day, a triple, picked up the pitching win in relief of Marcel Richard.

Richard, Chow (W) and xxx
xxx and xxx

(June 13)  Erwin Doerksen fashioned a two-hitter Monday in leading the Junior Commodores to a 5-2 win over the Ambassadors. Commodores broke a 2-2 tie with three runs in the 8th inning.  Terry Rak led the winners with a triple and single.

Doerksen (W) and xxx
Porowski (L) and xxx

(June 14)  The two teams still bidding for their first wins again took it on the chin Tuesday in Saskatoon and District Baseball League action. Asquith set Freightways down 8 to 1 while Acme was humiliated by Grasswood 40-0. 

Jack Cleghorn twirled the win for Asquith allowing just two hits and fanning a dozen.  Jerry Karpina took the loss giving up seven hits. Cleghorn cracked a double and single to lead the winners' attack.

J.Cleghorn (W) and xxx
Karpinka (L) and xxx

Grasswood collected 31 hits, six by Lawrence Sukut, and five each by Gord Payne and Don Anweiler. Lionel Dietrich had four.  Mike Repin got the shutout with a two-hitter.

Repin (W) and xxx
xxx, xxx and xxx

(June 19)   Ken Obed fired a two-hit shutout Sunday as Grasswood trounced Freighways 9-0. The winners had eight hits, two by Lorne Sukut.

Obed (W) and xxx
R.Listwin (L) and xxx

(June 19)  Right-hander Jack Cattell had a no-hitter into the ninth at Asquith before Acme catcher Al Prystupa broke the spell with a single and J.Sanders also poked out a hit. Asquith clobbered the winless Acme squad 20-0 collecting 13 hits. Les Stack led the assaul with two doubles and a single.

Letwinetz (L), Turlock, Sawega and Prystupa
Cattell (W) and xxx

(June 23)   Saskatoon Macs clobbered Acme 11-1 Thursday to keep the tailenders without a win. Jim Chow tossed the win.  Acme, surprisingly, had the only two extra base hits, a pair of doubles by Ed Halek.

Appleby (L) and xxx
Chow (W) and xxx

(June 26)  Saskatoon Ambassadors handed Freighways their seventh straight defeat, 12-4 at Exhibition Park. Dale Norris pitched five-hit ball for the victory and Vic Fortowsky led the hitters with three hits in four trips. Gary Baker slammed a homer.

D.Norris (W) and xxx
Hrapchuk, Prichard and xxx

Grasswood      7 - 1
Asquith        6 - 1
Jr.Commodores  4 - 2
Ambassadors    5 - 3
Macs           4 - 4
Empires        0 - 7
Acmes          0 - 8

(June 27)   Ambassadors scored three times in the seventh Monday night to defeat the Junior Commodores 10-7. Ray Gerwing picked up the win after relieving Al Gerwing in the sixth with the bases loaded and none out. The Gerwings held the Commodores to four hits, one a triple by Ray Fast.

A.Gerwing, R.Gerwing (6) and xxx
Doerksen (L) and xxx

(June 28)  Empire Freightways pulled off a major upset Tuesday night downing league-leading Asquith 3-1. Young Ron Listwin dished up a fine five-hitter to lead Freightways out of the league cellar with their first triumph. Loser John Sirota, who also allowed five hits, whiffed 13.  Roy Hynd with three hits led the winners' offense.

Sirota (L) and Brooks
Listwin (W) and Hynd

(June 28)   Saskatoon Macs used a 17 hit attack to crush Grasswood 16 to 4. Macs were trailing 4-3 after six innings but exploded with four in the seventh and nine more in the 8th. Catcher Al Wanner led the winners with four hits, a double and three singles. Dick Hoffman added three safeties. 

Repin (L), Obed and Epp
Snyder, Chow (W) (4) and Wanner

Grasswood      7 - 2
Asquith        6 - 2
Ambassadors    6 - 3
Jr.Commodores  4 - 3
Macs           5 - 4
Empires        1 - 7
Acmes          0 - 8

(June 29)   There's a three-way tie atop the Saskatoon and District League standings as the Saskatoon Ambassadors gained a share of the lead with an 8-4 win over Grasswood.  The two teams, with 7 and 3 records, are joined by Asquith, at 6 and 2, atop the standings. Jack Hayes and Marv Porowski combined on a two-hitter for the Ambassadors in their 8-4 triumph. The winners overcame a 2-0 deficit with a three-run second inning sparked by Bob Landine's two-run single. Ken Obed, who pitched a six-hitter, took the loss.

Obed (L) and Epp
Hayes, Porowski (W) (4) and Landine

(June 29)  Macs exploded for eight runs in the first three innings and downed Freighways 8-2. Al Wanner held the losers to four hits in going the distance.

Pritchard, Crowe (5), Hrapchuck (6) and Karpinka
Wanner (W) and Snyder, Campbell (5)

(July 1)  A three-run seventh inning, highlighted by catcher Al Wanner's two-run single, powered the Saskatoon Macs to a 4-2 victory over Kindersley in the final of the Optimist Tournament.  Shortstop Jimmy Chow had three hits before retiring with an ankle injury.  Marcel Richards scattered eight hits to claim the pitching win.  Macs had 11 safeties off three Kindersley hurlers.

Richard (W) and xxx
Rachul, Cottingham (6), Casares (7) and xxx

Rod Campbell allowed just three singles and fanned ten in Saskatoon's 7-1 win over Neilburg. Jimmy Chow poked a homer for the Bavarians

Campbell (W) and xxx
McIntyre, xxx, xxx and xxx

A walk and singles by Layne Jackson and Flanagan gave Kindersley two runs in the seventh inning in a come-from-behind 5-4 win over North Battleford. Bentley MacEwen fired a five-hitter for the win.

MacEwen (W) and xxx
Stites (L) and xxx

(July 1)  Saskatoon Junior Commodores copped first money at the Blaine Lake Tournament defeating Speers 8-3 behind the hurling of Ross Stone. Commodores stopped Blaine Lake seniors 4-0 in the semi-final with Erwin Doerksen getting the win. They scored a 5-1 win over Blaine Lake juniors in the opening round.

(July 3)  Melville Millionaires and Notre Dame Hounds split the top prizes at the Melville Senior Baseball Tournament Sunday when darkness forced the final to be called in the fourth inning with Melville leading 8-4. Each team took home $250. Saskatoon Macs, who lost to Notre Dame in the smei-finals, won $100 and fourth money of $50 was split between Neudorf and Leroy.  Twelve teams entered the tournament which was witnessed by more than 1.500 fans.

(July 5)  League-leading Asquith won their seventh game in nine starts defeating Macs 9-1 at Exhibition Park. John Sirota and Keith Tarasoff poked homers to pace the winners.  Jack Cleghorn twirled a three-hitter for the win.

J.Cleghorn (W) and xxx
Walker (L), Swan (8) and xxx

(July 5)  Grasswood stayed percentage points behind the leaders with a 14-5 triumph over the Commodores. Lionel Dietrich went three for three at the plate for the winners and also picked up three free passes. Lawrence Sukut knocked three hits for Asquith including a four-bagger. Ken Obed got credit for the pitching win.

Obed (W) and xxx
xxx and xxx

(July 6)  Grasswood knocked off the defending champion Saskatoon Macs 10-3 Wednesday to move into first place in the Saskatoon and District League, a half-game up on Asquith and the Ambassadors. Bob Holowaty tossed an eight-hitter and helped at the plate with two hits to lead the winners. George Walters had three safeties for Grasswood.

Holowaty (W) and xxx
D.Snyder (L), Richard (6) and Wanner

(July 6)  Acme snapped a nine-game losing string to pick up its first win of the season, 8-5 over Empire Freightways. Clarence Proctor hurled a strong game for the winners holding Freighways to four hits. Jerry Karpinka allowed seven hits in taking the loss.

Proctor (W) and xxx
Karpinka (L) and xxx

Grasswood      9 - 3
Asquith        7 - 2  0.5
Ambassadors    8 - 3  0.5
Jr.Commodores  4 - 4  3.0
Macs           6 - 6  3.0
Empires        1 - 9  7.0
Acmes          1 - 9  7.0

(July 7)   Asquith remained atop the standings by percentage points ahead of Grasswood by thumping the Junior Commodores 12-5 Thursday at Asquith.  Right-hander Jack Cleghorn came on with two out in the third inning to nip a Commodore rally then limited the Saskatoon club to one run the rest of the way. Cleghorn and starter Ray McTavish limited the Commodores to four hits.  Catcher Bev Brooks led a 15-hit attack for the winners smacking a double and two singles. Reg Cattell and Jack Cattell each clouted triples.

Rak (L), Tabashniuk (6) and Macza
McTavish, Cleghorn (W) (3) and Brooks

Asquith        8 - 2 
Grasswood      9 - 3
Ambassadors    8 - 3  0.5
Macs           6 - 6  3.0
Jr.Commodores  4 - 5  3.5
Empires        1 - 9  7.0
Acmes          1 - 9  7.0

(July 8)   Ambassadors created a three-way tie for first place Friday night demolishing Acme 19-3 at Exhibition Place. Catcher Bob Landine led a 15-hit attack with three safeties. Reg Gerwing, the last of three hurlers picked up the win. Ambassadors opened with a five run first inning then added another five in the second. Clarence Proctor led the losers with three hits.

Shockey, A.Gerwing (1), R.Gerwing (W) (3) and Landine
Aupelee (L), H.Ostrowsky (2), Dodd (8), Kelsinger (7) and Hagel

(July 8)  Macs downed Freightways 8-2 to consolidate their hold on fourth place. Right-hander Jim Cosgrove surrendered seven hits in going the route for the pitching win. Elmer Walker smacked a homer for the winners and Al Wanner helped with a double and single.

Cosgrove (W) and Wanner
Hrapchuk (L), Karpinka (5) and Hynd

(July 10)  Erwin Doerksen fired a no-hitter Sunday to lead the Junior Commodores to a split of top money with the Marysburg Royals at the Cudworth Tournament.  Doerksen blanked Watson as Commodores won their opener 3-0.  All the Saskatoon runs came in the first inning on hits by John Tabashniuk, Ralph Van Ness and Terry Rak.They were the only hits the Commodores managed in the contest.

In the semi-finals, Commodores defeated Wakaw 6-4 as Marv Porowski and Doerksen combined on a four-hitter. Marysburg advanced by stopped Grasswood 5-2 and handing Blaine Lake a 9-1 whipping.

(July 10)   Jimmy Chow scattered six hits Sunday as Macs knocked Asquith out of a first place tie with a 4-2 victory at Asquith.  The right-hander walked one and fanned eight.  Jim Cosgrove led the offense with three hits, all singles. Rod Campbell added a pair of hits.  Jim Pettapiece's single in the fourth plated the winning run.

Chow (W) and xxx
J.Cattell (L) and xxx

(July 11)  Outstanding relief hurling by Julie Hrapchuk in the last of the ninth inning preserved a 5-4 win for Empire Freightways over the Junior Commodores Monday. It was Empire's second win in 12 starts. Hrapchuk was called upon with the bases loaded and none out in the bottom of the final frame. He proceeded to fan Ralph Van Ness, get Everett Wood on a pop up and pump a third strike past Erwin Doerksen.  Freightways trailed 4-0 after six innings but erupted for five runs in the seventh. Roy Hynd led off the inning with a single and a second runner reached on an error. Ron Walker's double plated the first run and chased started Tom Scrase who had been working on a no-hitter. Reliever Murray Eddy was greeted by successive singles by Bob Sawa, Ron Hamilton and Jerry Karpinka. Dennis Crowe brought in the winning run with a sacrifice fly to centre field. Wood led the winners with four hits.

Listwin (W), Hrapchuk (9) and xxx
Scrase, Eddy (L) (7) and xxx

(July 12)  Asquith scored four runs in the first inning but needed three in the sixth for a 9-6 win over Ambassadors. The winners rapped 14 hits, three each by Les Stack and Bev BrooksJack Cleghorn, who replaced starter Ray McTavish in the fifth, earned the win. 

Hyatt, Shockey (2), Porowski (L) (6), A.Gerwing (6) and Landine
McTavish, J.Cleghorn (W) (5) and Brooks

(July 12)   Morris Proctor and Les Epp each rapped four hits to lead an 18-hit attack as Grasswood trounced Acme 15-8.  Clarence Rein and Lawrence Sukut added three apiece. Grasswood ran up a 12-1 lead before Acme came to life with seven runs in the last two frames. 

Podruchy, Dodd (5), Proctor (9) and Bletz
Repin, Obed (9) and Epp

Grasswood     10 -  3
Asquith        9 -  3  0.5
Ambassadors    9 -  4  1.0
Macs           8 -  6  2.5
Jr.Commodores  4 -  6  3.5
Empires        2 - 10  7.5
Acmes          1 - 11  8.5

(July 13)  Julie Hrapchuck unfurled a four-hitter Wednesday night to lead Empire Freightways to a 4-3 victory over Acme for its third victory of the season.  Trailing 3-0, Freightways rallied with four runs in the seventh inning for the win. Freightways got two runners aboard, on an error and a single, to start the seventh but Acme's Clarence Proctor got the next two batters to fly out. Jim Prichard then singled in the first run and Ron Walker followed with a two-run triple. Ron Korol's one-bagger plated the winning marker. Hrapchuk, who doubled and singled for the winners, wrapped up the night fanning all three batters to face him in the ninth.

Hrapchuk (W) and Hynd
Proctor, Bobowski (7) and Bletz

(July 15)   Three Asquith hurlers combined on a two-hitter Friday as Asquith trounced Freightways 16 to 2.  Jack Cleghorn, Ray McTavish and Jack Cattrell handled the mound chores.  Bob Stack belted a triple and single for the winners who capitalized on walks and errors to pad their total.

Cleghorn, McTavish, Cattell and xxx
Pritchard, Karpinka, R.Hamilton and xxx

(July 17)  The defending champion Saskatoon Macs moved to within two games of the leaders Sunday with a 7-2 victory over Ambassadors at Exhibition Park. Marcel Richard, a big right-hander, was the winning hurler. Al Gerwing took the loss.

Richard (W) and xxx
A.Gerwing (L) and xxx

(July 18)  Junior Commodores knocked Grasswood out of first place Monday night posting a 9-6 triumph at Cairns Field.  Commodores did most of their damange in the second and third innings piling up seven runs on five hits. Back to back triples by Gary Zeman and Murray Eddy highlighed the third frame. Gord Payne wielded the heavy lumber for Grasswood with a pair of three-baggers and a single.  Erwin Doerksen went the distance for the pitching win.

Doerksen (W) and xxx
Obed (L), Repin (4) and xxx

(July 18)  At Exhibition Park, Macs topped Acme 10-6.  A two-run double by Jim Cosgrove highlighted a four-run eighth inning which provided the edge for the Macs. Jim Chow spaced seven hits in earning the mound decision. Dickie Hoffman spearheaded a 10-hit Mac attack with three singles. Len Breckner chipped in with a pair.

Chow (W) and xxx
xxx, Proctor (L) and xxx

Asquith       10 -  3 
Grasswood     10 -  4  0.5
Ambassadors    9 -  5  1.5
Macs          10 -  6  1.5
Jr.Commodores  5 -  6  4.0
Empires        3 - 11  7.5
Acmes          1 - 13  9.0

(July 19)  Ambassadors climbed into a second place tie with Grasswood Tuesday downing Grasswood 8-3 with a 16-hit attack.  They clinched the win with four runs in the seventh inning as Ray Gerwing and Porowski led off the big inning with back to back doubles.  Byron Harvie paced the Ambassadors with four hits in five trips.

Porowski (W) and xxx
Repin (L), Obed (2) and xxx

(July 21)  Ambassadors moved into a first place tie with Asquith Thursday with a 7-6 victory over Asquith.  Three hits in the bottom of the ninth inning brought the Ambassadors from behind for the one-run victory.  Pitcher Al Gerwing started the rally with a single and Ray Gerwing reached on an error. Byron Harvie singled in the tying run and Cliff Shockey followed driving in the winner.  Harvie led the offense with a triple and three singles.

Cleghorn, Sirota (L) and xxx
A,Gerwing (W) and xxx

(July 23-24)  In the Saskatchewan Senior Baseball playoffs, the Saskatoon Macs and Ambassadors, Yorkton and Estevan came away with first round victories in provincial tournaments.

A 10th inning homer by diminutive Jimmy Chow powered the Macs to a 10-9 victory over Swift Current, the defending provincial senior champions. Swift Current had reached the finals with a 12-1 trouncing of Prelate. Macs had a bye. 

Ambassadors slipped by North Battleford Beavers 11-7 with two runs in the 8th and three in the 9th. Napoleon Krysak, who relieved starter Marv Porowski in the fourth, picked up the win. Bob McIntyre took the loss. Ray Gerwing led the winners with a triple and three singles. Beavers managed 14 hits, three by Roy Rowley.  In the first game of the tourney at Abbott Field in North Battleford the Beavers eliminated Meota 15-7.  Rowley was credited with the pitching win and led the attack with four hits, giving him seven for the day.

Estevan came out on top in the Melville tournament defeating the host team 3-2 in the final. The Maple Leafs tallied the winner in the ninth inning when Bob Petterson drew a walk, advanced to second on a single by Gwen Woodruss and scampered home on Lyle Thompson's ground out.  Leafs trounced Killaly 16-1 in the first game with Merv Sanderson handling the mound work. Al Ash took the loss. Melville reached the final defeating Balcarres 8 to 4 as  Cliff Mein fanned 14 and belted a homer. Jerry Walker smacked a pair of homers for Balcarres.

In a slugfest at Marysburg, Yorkton captured the tournament downing Melfort 17-13 in the final. In the opening game, Melfort beat the home-standing Marysburg nine 7 to 3.

(July 26)   Asquith, held without a hit for five innings, scored three late runs Tuesday night to top Leroy 6-3 in the second game of the Saskatoon Exhibition Tournament. Red Leoffler, who went the distance for Leroy,  gave up ten hits in the last four innings after allowing none for the first five frames. Elmer Walker, Jack(Jock) Cleghorn, John Sirota and Reg Cattell each had two hits for the winners while Leroy first baseman Carl Strome belted a home run into the rodeo chutes. Jimmy Chow, jack of all trades with Saskatoon Macs in regular season play, was the winning pitcher taking over in the fifth inning for starter Jack(Jock) Cleghorn.  Walker, in centre field for Asquith, and Leroy shortstop Bud Guenther impressed in the field.

Cleghorn, Chow (W) (5) and Brooks
Leoffler (L) and Murray

(July 29)  Kindersley Klippers reached the Exhibition Tournament final for the second straight year with a 9-4 victory over Asquith Friday.  A five run sixth inning which included hits by Garnet Hannon, Layne Jackson, Wally Jackson and Len Breckner plus a pair of walks and a wild pitch provided Klippers with the victory. Irl Flanagan went three-for-three and Wally Jackson smacked a double and two singles.  Breckner had a pair of two-baggers.  The game produced 25 strikeouts with Asquith starter Erwin Doerksen racking up 11 in just 5 2/3s innings. Reliever Jimmy Chow added two more for Asquith while the Klippers hurlers fanned a total of 12.

Doerksen (L), Chow (6) and Brooks
Casares, Cunningham (5), Holdaway (W) (5) and J.Flanagan

(July 31)  Asquith strengthened its hold on first place with an 11-2 win over the Junior Commodores Sunday afternoon. Ray McTavish tossed an eight-hitter for the pitching win.

McTavish (W) and xxx
Doerksen (L) and xxx

(August 7)  In a weekend tournament at Yorkton, Saskatoon Ambassadors captured the provincial senior baseball title with a 7-3 victory over Saskatoon Macs in the tourney final.  Right-hander Al Gerwing bested southpaw Rod Campbell for the triumph. Don Snyder smacked a bases-empty homer for the Macs.

Ambassadors reached the final downing Estevan 6-2 behind the hurling of Napoleon Krysak. Ron McKechney took the loss. Macs got by Yorkton 5-1 in an extra inning behind Marcel Richard who tossed a four-hitter and fanned 11. Matt Hollowchuk was the loser.

(August 9)  Acme, the cellar dwellers in the Saskatoon and District League, won their second game of the season Tuesday defeating Grasswood 8-4.  Clarence Proctor limited Grasswood to five hits in going the distance for the pitching win.  Ken Helsinger, with a double, and Richard Alek, with a triple, were the only players to rap out extra base blows, both for Acme.

Proctor (W) and xxx
Obed (L) and xxx

(August 10)  The defending champion Saskatoon Macs consolidated their hold on fourth place, just a game out of first, with a 7-3 win over the Junior Commodores at Cairns Field Wednesday.  Jimmy Chow scattered six hits in going the distance for the win, besting Erwin Doerksen who yielded seven hits. 

Chow (W) and xxx
Doerksen (L) and xxx

Asquith       11 -  4 
Grasswood     11 -  5  0.5
Ambassadors   11 -  5  0.5
Macs          11 -  6  1.0
Jr.Commodores  5 -  8  5.0
Empires        3 - 12  8.0
Acmes          1 - 13  9.5

(August 21)   Asquith and Grasswood opened the league semi-finals with victories Sunday. Asquith, the pennant winners, managed just four hits off Marcel Richard but stymied a late charge by the Macs to escape with an 8 to 6 triumph. Asquith bunched two of their hits with a pair of Macs' errors and a walk for three runs in the second inning. They added two in the 7th and another pair in the 8th.  Macs were held scoreless until the 8th when they scored three times. They also had a three-run outburst in the ninth. Elmer Walker, the Macs' centre fielder, sparked the late uprising with a triple and double. Ray McTavish gave up seven hits in going the route for the win.

Richard (L) and Chow
McTavish (W) and Bev Brooks

A four run third frame carried Grassword to a 6-4 victory over Ambassadors. Bob Holowaty fanned 12 in tossing an eight-hitter for the win.

Holowaty (W) and Brooks
Porowski (L) and Landine

(August 24)   Saskatoon Ambassadors downed Grassword 10-8 Wednesday to even their best-of-three semi-final at a game apiece. A five-run outburst in the sixth inning proved to be the difference. Right fielder Orville Sullivan punched out three hits for the winners and Dale Norris and Daryl Penn each had two.  Cliff Rein led an 11-hit attack for Grasswood with four safeties. Marv Porowski picked up the win.

Holowaty (L), Obed (6) and Epp
Porowski (W), R.Gerwing (6), A.Gerwing (6), Edwards (9) and Landine

(August 25)   With a four-hit, 18 strikeout performance, right-hander Marcel Richard pitched the Saskatoon Macs to a 7-2 win over Asquith to tie their semi-final set at a game apiece. Richard was outstanding, allowing just two unearned runs, both in the sixth inning on two walks, a passed ball, an error and a single by Les Stack. First baseman Rod Campbell rapped three hits for the Macs and Dickie Hoffman had a triple and single.

Cleghorn (L) and Brooks
Richard (W) and Snyder

(August 28)   The Saskatoon Ambassadors and Macs have advanced to the final of the Saskatoon and District Baseball League.  Ambassadors trimmed Grasswood 10-5 Sunday while the Macs downed Asquith 12 to 8.

Ambassadors pounded out 15 hits and used a big, five-run fourth inning to secure the victory. Ray Gerwing, Dale Norris, Byron Harvie, Cliff Shockey, Bob Landine and Al Gerwing each had two hits for the winners. Al Gerwing, who relieved starter Barry Edwards in the second inning, went the rest of the way for the win.

Edwards, A.Gerwing (W) (2) and Landine
Obed, Repin (L) (1), Payne (4) and Epp

The Macs used a 17-hit attack to dispose of Asquith. Larry Snyder and Rod Campbell each collected three hits while Jimmy Chow, Gary Zeman and Jim Cosgrove blasted three-baggers. In the 4th inning, Macs ripped eight consecutive hits with two out to plate six runs and give them an 11-2 lead.  Les Stack slammed two doubles and a triple for Asquith.

Chow (W), Campbell (7) and Snyder
McTavish (L), J.Cattell (4) and Brooks

(August 30)   Ambassadors broke a 6-6 draw with a five-run 6th inning then added three more in the 7th in a 14-6 victory over Macs in the opening game of the best-of-five Saskatoon and District League final.  Orville Sullivan capped a Ambassador rally with a three-run homer in the seventh. Macs blew an early 4-0 lead having scored a pair in the first inning and singletons in the second and third. Marv Porowski allowed 11 hits but managed to go the distance for the win.

Richard, Snyder (L) (5), Finnie (6) and Wanner
Porowski (W) and Landine

[So far we've been unable to determine whether the series was completed.]