1961 Manitoba Game Reports      



(July 28)   Glennis Scott fired a three-hitter as Hamiota downed Dauphin 3-1 in the opening game of the best-of-seven playoff final.  Hamiota collected just five hits.  Gladwyn Scott and Lynn Caldwell each had a pair. 

McAuley (L) and xxx
Scott (W) and xxx

(July 30)  Dauphin Red Birds erupted for five runs in the 8th inning to top Hamiota 8-1 to even their series at one game apiece. Winning pitcher Gerry Verbiwski belted a three-run homer in the big frame to highlight the offensive.

Amy (L), Van Buskirk (7) and xxx
Verbewski (W) and xxx

(August 1)   Hamiota Red Sox scored a pair of runs in the first inning and were never headed in taking a 7-2 decision from Dauphin and a 2-1 game lead in their best-of-seven final series.  Dennis Smith proved the big blow for the winners, a two-run triple in the 4th inning.  Glennis Scott went the distance for the win.

McAuley (L) and xxx
Scott (W) and xxx

(August 4)  Bob Kabel thrilled the home crowd with a sensational show of base-stealing in the 7th inning to give Dauphin a 5-4 win over Hamiota to tie the playoff series at two games each.  After Hamiota had scored three runs in the top of the 7th to tie at 4-4, Kabel singled then stole second, third and home with what proved to be the winning run.  Denny McAuley scatted seven hits for the win and helped at the plate with a 6th inning homer.

Van Buskirk, Gladwyn Scott (L) (7) and Don Smith
McAuley (W) and Kabel

(August 6)   Don Smith belted a pair of homers to lead Hamiota to a 7-3 win over Dauphin to move to within a game of capturing the Manitoba Senior League title.  Glennis Scott held the Red Birds to five hits in registering the win.  Gerry Verbiwski took the loss.,

Verbewski, Fitzpatrick (7) and Kabel
Glennis Scott (W) and Dallas Smith

(August 8)  Dauphin Red Birds took a 2-0 lead in the first inning and held on to shade Hamiota 4-3 and force a seventh and deciding game in the Manitoba Senior League playoffs. Catcher Bob Kabel drove in three of the Dauphin runs and scored the other. Lefty Denny McAuley stopped Hamiota on six hits for the mound victory.  Gordie Lyall took the loss.

Lyle (L) and Don Smith
McAuley (W) and Kabel

(August 11)   Dauphin Red Birds rode home runs by Gerry Shumanski and Bob Kabel to a 6-3 triumph over Hamiota to capture the championship in the inaugural year of the Manitoba Senior Baseball League. 

Dauphin scored on a squeeze bunt in the 3rd inning to take an early lead, but Hamiota came back in the bottom of the frame to tie. Shumanski's two-run homer in the 4th made it 3-1 for Dauphin.  In the 6th, Johnny Lesyshen singled and Al Evanson's double added another marker.  Kabel then clouted a homer to left-centre for a 6-1 margin.  Hamiota fought back to load the bases in both the 6th and 7th innings but could manage just one run each time. Dennis McAuley picked up the win over Glennis Scott.

McAuley (W), Verbewski (7) and Kabel
Scott (L), Amy (7) and Dallas Smith

(August 13)   Hamiota Red Sox won their town invitational tournament downing Binscarth Buffaloes 12-8 in the final.  Sox won a spot in the final with a 17-2 trouncing of Dauphin.  Buffs rallied in the final frame to edge Riverside 8-7.  Dauphin topped Brandon 8-6 in the opener.