(August 17) Rapid City Chiefs downed Pierre 6-3 in the opening game of the best-of-three Basin League final. Dan Reilly belted a two-run triple and knocked in another with a double. Bud Haney's towering blast over the right field fence added a pair of runs. Chuck Willett held the Cowboys to seven hits. He fanned nine and allowed six bases on balls. The big right-hander, who spent most of the season in the bullpen, tired in the late innings giving up four of the walks and three hits in the last two frames. Woody Carruthers took the loss.
Willet (W) and Kohorst
Carruthers (L), Montgomery (6) and Dietz