1963 Game Reports, Vancouver, Lower Mainland, Fraser Valley     

1963 Vancouver, Lower Mainland, Fraser Valley 
1963 BC Interior 
1963 Vancouver Island   

Industrial Baseball League

(May 15)  North Shore's Bert Nichol fired a one-hitter Wednesday in a 5-1 victory over Astorias. Day, with a homer, had the only safety for the losers.

Strohmaier (L), Bryant (4) and Kozak
Nichol (W) and Fairbrother

(May 16)  Playing manager John Stellick and Rick McPhee hit solo home runs Tuesday night to pace Longshoremen to a 7-4 victory over the Boilermakers.  Wilson went the distance on the hill for the winners tossing a seven-hitter.

Henry, Fraser (4) and Boyd
Wilson (W) and Doyle

(May 17)   Dave Witherley's three-run homer helped CYO edge Astoria 5-4.  Witherley started on the mound and picked up the win with relief from Ed Ems.  Shortstop Jim Marshall aided the cause with a pair of singles.  Sam Lilley led the losers with a double and single.

Witherley (W), Ems (6) and Lowery
McNeill, Cohen (L) (3) and Kozak

(May 19)  Laurie Schmid went three-for-three as CYO crushed the Boilermakers 8-1 Sunday at Powell Grounds. Al Mayervich tossed a five-hitter for the win.

Meek (L), Larsen (6) and Ross
Mayervich (W) and Lowery

(May 19)  North Shore Carls blasted the Longshoremen 10-3 Sunday at Mahon Park in North Vancouver. John Kochan sparked the winners with a bases-loaded double.

Digby (L), Fuller (5) and Doyle
Empey (W) and Kapstick

(May 20)  Ron Peterson blasted a two-run homer and a bases-loaded triple to lead Astorias to an 8-4 victory over the Longshormen-Canadians.  Bryant scattered eight hits in registering the pitching win.

Bryant (W) and Dixon
Wilson (L), Fuller (2) and Doyle

(May 21)  Blanked for six innings, the Boilermakers scored twice in the seventh and final inning Tuesday to shade North Shore Carls 2-1.  Shortstop Ben Webster's single drove in the winning run.  North Shore scored its run in the fourth on back-to-back doubles by Frank Hawrychuk and Bill BeckettKen Larsen, who fanned 10 in a sterling three and two-thirds innings of relief, doubled in the final frame and Bob Boyd reached on a dropped third strike. Both advanced on a sacrifice and Larsen tied the game on a sacrifice fly by Ken Ross and Webster followed with the game-winning hit.  Beckett hurled a five-hitter and fanned 13 in taking the loss.

Beckett (L) and Fairbrother
Winbow, Larsen (W) (4) and Ross

(June 16)   The Longshoremen erupted for six runs in the sixth inning Sunday to come from behind to dump Astoria 7-4 at the Powell Grounds.  Astoria hurler Steve Cohen had a no-hitter until the sixth when he ran into control troubles.  He ended up allowing four hits and eight free passes while fanning 15. Winning hurler Jack Buchinski struck out 12 in holding Astoria to six hits. Fenton smacked a homer for the losers.

Buchinski (W) and Doyle
Cohen (L) and Kozak

(June 17)  CYO moved into a tie for the top spot with North Vancouver Monday beating Longshoremen 8-5 as Ken Spees knocked in a pair with two hits. Dave Skilnick belted a three-run homer for the losers.

Mayervich, Kilby (6) and Lowery
Craig, Stasiuk (1), Digby (7) and Schick

(June 18)   The cellar-dwelling Boilermakers shaded Astoria 5-4 for only their third win of the season.  They got the winning maker in the fifth inning when Bob Boyd singled, stole second, advanced on Roy Archer's single and scored on an infield out.  CYO and North Vancouver are tied for the league-league, each with 22 points.

Bryant (L) and Field
Archer, Doyle (W) (5) and Ross

(June 19)  Ken Bathgate, the league's leading hitter, cracked three singles to raise his average to .500 for the season in helping North Vancouver to a 9-2 win over CYO.  Bob Travis knocked in three runs for the winners with a double and single. Right-hander Bob Crawford tossed a three-hitter for the win.

Crawford (W) and Fairbrother
Witherley (L), Kilby (3) and Lowery

(June 20)  North Vancouver exploded for ten runs in the third inning to overcome a 5-0 deficit and coasted to an 11-5 triumph over Astoria Thursday at Powell Grounds. Shortstop Ken Bathgate drove in three runs with a pair of hits and Frank Hawrychuk had three hits and knocked in a pair.  Astoria's Ron Peterson went four-for-four.  The victory gave North Van a six point lead over CYO.

Kozak, Peterson (3) and Dixon
Empey (W) and Fairbrother


Dewdney League

(June 16)  New Westminster broke a 3-3 tie with a run in the seventh and two in the eighth to down Duffs 6-3 in the final of the Dewdney League tournament at Maple Ridge Stadium at Hammond on the weekend.  The Royal City crew got the final runs on singles by John Thompson, Gordie Brandolini and Wayne Wallace. The winners gained a spot in the final on a coin flip as Duffs needed to play the District of Coquitlam in a semi-final. They won 4-2 getting the deciding markers on singles by Barry Sullivan, Keith Commons, pitcher Morley Deans and catcher Bob Bissell. Earlier Sunday, Duffs eliminated Port Moody 3-1 on hits by Ed Lorenz, Sullivan and Barry Arnett. Sunday morning, Coquitlam edged Haney-Hammond 2-1 on Lynn Byland's two-run triple.

Frazell (L) and Bissell
Blight (W) and Wallace


Provincial Senior A Playoffs

(September 2)  For the second straight year Victoria is the Senior A champion of British Columbia having downed Terrace 6-3 on Monday.  Victoria went unbeaten through the four-day, double knockout tournament.  They advanced to the final on the one-hit, shutout pitching of Des Mosely as Victoria beat Kelowna 3-0 Saturday night.  Terrace lost their first game 11-5 to Haney-Hammond but rallied with three consecutive wins, including a 6-5 victory over the Haney team in the semi-final.  Victoria had earlier topped Haney 6-2 behind a four-hitter by Art Worth. Victoria and Terrace battled on even terms in the final until the sixth inning when Les Brice smacked a three-run, inside-the-park, homer to break a 3-3 tie.

Orr, Nelson (6) and Sunberg
Figeons, Mosley (9) and Moody