(June 14) A three-run 5th inning carried Watertown Lake Sox to a 3-1 win over Huron in the opening game of the 1962 Basin League. Right-hander Jack Whillock held the Jims to seven hits, while fanning ten, in going the distance for the win. Huron lefty Bruce Miller took the loss.
Catcher Lloyd Flodin led off the Lake Sox 5th with a double and moved up on a single by Marl Carter. Whillock's single plated the first run. Carter came around to score on a sacrifice fly and Whillock scored on a wild pitch. Huron notched its only run in the bottom of the 5th when Larry Smith, who had two doubles and a single on the day, knocked in Al Otto who had singled.
Whillock (W) and Flodin
Miller (L), Buhrt (7), Hoagland (9) and Howell
(June 14) Pierre Cowboys kicked off their 1962 schedule with a 9-5 triumph over Winner as Tommy Brown and White each had a double and single to pace the offense. Earl Griffin scattered ten hits to take the win. Third baseman Robert Floyd had three hits for the losers.
Griffin (W) and Nester
Fisher (L), Barnowski (4), Krohn (5), Jenkins 9) and Uresti
(June 15) Huron Jims rode home runs by Fred Michalski and Al Otto to a 5-2 decision over the Lake Sox at Watertown. Jims notched all their markers in the 2nd inning. Dan Heun knocked in a pair with a double. John Crain tossed a seven-hitter for the win. He fanned nine and walked six. Chuck Bagby was the loser. Sox scored in the first frame as Ron Goodwin singled, stole second and came home of Jerry Renner's single. They added another run in the 9th on a walk to Marl Carter and singles by Paul Soden and Walt McKenzie.
Crain (W) and Howell
Bagby (L), Card (2) and Flodin
(June 19) John Crain was the hero on the hill and at the plate as Huron scored in the bottom of the 9th to edge Rapid City 6-5. Crain relieved in the top of the 9th to halt a Chief's rally then singled in Rich Gonski in the last of the frame to produce the winner.
Jims took the lead in the 3rd on singles by George Mayer, Tom Hoagland and Lou Howell. The Chiefs came back to tie in the 4th on a walk to Bud Haney and Jon Anderson's homer. The homer was the only hit off starter Hoagland over the first seven innings. A three-run 8th, highlighted by Mayer's homer, gave Huron a 5-2 lead. Larry Smith's double accounted for a pair. Chiefs knotted the count in the top of the 9th on a bases-loaded walk, a single and a sacrifice fly.
Myer, Nunnenkamp (L) (9) and Kohorst, Hamm (9)
Hoagland, Buhrt (9), Miller (9), Crain (W) (9) and Howell
(June 19) Winner Pheasants erased an early three-run deficit to top Pierre 9-4 to climb out of the cellar in the Basin League standings. A two-run homer by Woody Woodward and a bases-loaded walk gave Cowboys the lead in the second inning. Winner came back with a pair in the 3rd on Bill Ethridge's bases-loaded single. A three-run homer in the 5th by Louis Lagunas gave Winner a 5-3 margin. A two-run homer by Rusty Uresti in the 9th put the game out of reach. Pete Craig went the route for the win. Earl Griffin took the loss.
Craig (W) and Uresti
Griffin (L), Haywood (6) and Teagle
(June 19) Rob Snow recovered after a shaky start to pitch Sturgis to a 6-2 victory over Watertown. Snow allowed two runs over the first two innings then settled down to pitch scoreless ball the rest of the way. Jack Willock took the loss.
Willock (L), Card (2) and xxx
Snow (W) and xxx
Rapid City 2-2
(June 20) Wayne Pietri bashed a homer, double and single to lead Watertown to a 12-4 win over Sturgis in the lone action in the Basin League.
xxx and xxx
White (L), Agar (3), Booth, Erickson and xxx
(June 21) Larry Bohannon had a shutout until the 9th in pitching Pierre Cowboys to a 5-3 win over Rapid City. He allowed six hits. Tom Brown's homer was the big hit for the winners, Mike Hunter had three hits, including a pair of doubles for Rapid City.
Osburn (L), Dickenson (8) and Thompson
Bohannon (W) and Nester
(June 21) Watertown topped Winner 5-3.
(June 22) Home runs by Chuck Knutson and Fred Michalski helped carry Huron Jims to an 8-6 win over Rapid City Chiefs. Huron had an 8-5 lead in the 9th but scored once and had the bases-loaded with two outs before Tom Hoagland relieved and ended the threat. Ron Burht, who replaced starter Bruce Miller in the 5th, picked up the win. Dave Nunnenkamp took the loss.
Miller, Buhrt (W) (5), Hoagland (9) and Howell
Robish, Nunnenkamp (L) (5), Maguire (8), Myer (9) and Thompson
Rapid City 2-4
Rich Peterson (Missouri) went 10-3 for Pierre, Larry Bohannon (Missouri) 11-2 ?