1962 Alberta Game Reports     


(May 13)   A meeting in McLennan has resulted in the formation of a new baseball league -- the Smoky River loop.  Teams entered in the circuit are Falher, High Prairie, McClellan and Tangent.

(May 23)  Peace River Stampeders opened the 1962 season with a 12-3 exhibition win in Grande Prairie.  Joe Weremy and Pete Czuy worked on the hill while John Czuy belted a homer.

(May 27)  Stampeders took top prize in the Falher tournament taking a 3-2 win over Donnelly behind the pitching of Dave McPhillamy and Pete Czuy and a 10-1 victory over Tangent in the final as Czuy tossed a no-hitter.  Tangent scored their only marker on a walk and two errors. Lyle Tansem and Pete Lizotte each had three hits.  Tangent had dumped Falher 13-6 to reach the final round.  

(June 16)  Peace River Stampeders ran their unbeaten streak to 14 games with a 7-2 exhibition win over the Redwater Pontiacs.  Joe Weremy fanned 12 in gaining the win.

(June 17)  Pete Czuy held the Pontiacs to three hits and set down 14 via strike outs as the Stamps took a 5-0 decision.

In the 2nd game, Stamps won 9-8 on Len Folkman's bases-loaded single in the bottom of the final frame.

(July 1?)  Peace River captured the Fairview tournament defeating both leaders of the Peace River League which "outlawed" them this season.  Stamps downed the league-leading Grand Prairie Eskimos 9-6 in their first game, whipped Beaverlodge Royals 20-9, and trimmed Fairview Outlaws 12-4 in the final.  In other games, Tangent downed Sexsmith Rainers 9-8 and Beaverlodge downed Fort St. John Huskies 9-4.


(June 24)   In a nail-biter Sunday, Eddie Williams fired a seven-inning perfect game as City Police Athletics edged North Edmonton Rockers 1-0 in the opener of a double-header. Williams faced just the regulation 21 batters, fanning two. Dale Barrow was the tough-luck loser allowing just four hits. He walked five. The winning run came in the final inning as Ed Howorko singled to drive in Jack Huff who had reached with a free pass.

Barrow (L) and xxx
E.Williams (W) and xxx

Athletics had to come from behind to score a decisive 12-5 victory in the second game. A seven-run explosion in the eighth inning proved to be the difference. Started Bob Salahub, who gave way to Williams in the seventh, was creditied with the victory. Laverne Holmes, the first of three North Edmonton hurlers, took the loss.

Holmes (L), xxx, xxx and xxx
Salahub (W), Williams (7) and xxx