1963 Game Reports, BC Interior     

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

KASLO-SLOCAN-ARROW LAKES BASEBALL LEAGUE

(May 19)  In a pre-season exhibition match, the Slocan Silver Kings shaded Winlaw 1-0 as Walter Picton and Win Storgard combined on a seven-hit shutout. Flem Bjerg scored the only run on an overthrow at third base in the fifth inning.  Alec Pereversoff took the tough loss allowing seven hits.

Pereversoff (L) and xxx
Picton, Storgard (W) and xxx

(June 2)   Nelson Outlaws broke open a one-run game with a huge third inning Sunday en route to a 20-6 triumph over Kaslo in the season opener for both teams. The Outlaws, behind the solid hurling of Les Hufty were ahead 5-4 in the third inning before a homer by Charlie Burdette, triples by Roy Hammond, Hugh Hooker and Stan Grill ignited the offense. Hammond later added a pair of two-baggers.  Hufty, who gave up seven walks and fanned ten, was relieved in the eighth by Dave Grant. E. Davidson went the route for Kaslo, battered by 15 hits. He walked five and fanned nine. Norm Command had the lone extra base hit for Kaslo, a triple.

Hufty (W), Grant (8) and xxx
E.Davidson (L) and xxx

(June 2)   Vic Osis and Ken Murakami each rapped three hits Sunday to lead Slocan Silver Kings to an 11-5 victory over Nakusp. Danny O'Neall went the distance for the winners giving up five hits, walking one and striking out 11 Nakusp batters. Garry Wilson was tagged with the loss giving up 12 hits. He walked five and fanned seven.

O'Neil (W) and xxx
G.Wilson (L) and xxx

(June 9)  Winlaw broke loose with five runs in the sixth inning to break a 2-2 draw and cruised to an 11-2 win over New Denver-Silverton. Alec Pereversoff started for the winners and allowed just three hits. Pete Kabatoff, who relieved in the sixth inning fanned eight and allowed no hits in going the rest of the way. Ed Elsmore went the route for the losers giving up 10 hits.

A.Pereversoff, P.Kabatoff and xxx
E.Elsmore (L) and xxx

(June 15)   Two big innings provided Winlaw with enough for a 9-3 victory over Kaslo Saturday. Pete Kabatoff held the home nine to just four hits while the winners pounded out ten off George Nelson, including a first inning homer by Kabatoff. Winlaw took an early 4-0 lead but Kaslo cut the margin to one run in the sixth on Nelson's left field single. But, Winlaw erupted for five runs in the seventh to put the game on ice.

P.Kabatoff (W) and xxx
G.Nelson (L) and xxx

(June 15)   Nelson Outlaws whipped New Denver-Silverton 11-1 in action at the Nelson Civic Centre Saturday. Blair Olson held the visitors scoreless for seven innings for his second victory of the season with a seven-hitter. He fanned seven with no walks. Nelson battered three hurlers for 12 hits and took advantage of 10 walks. The Outlaws scored enough in the first inning for the win. Singles by Mickey Fitzpatrick and Frank Hufty and an intentional walk to Charlie Burdette loaded the sacks and Roy Hammond brought them all home with a three-bagger. Hammond later knocked in another run with a single. Frank Chambers added a triple.  New Denver-Silverton got their lone run off Olson in the eighth on a single by Nobby Hayashi, a double by Jack Kelly and a single by Henry Mori.

E.Elsmore (L), J.Kelly (4), S.Towgood (7) and xxx
Olson (W) and xxx

(June 16)   The Combines of New Denver-Silverton came to life in the ninth inning Sunday to charge from behind with five runs and a 7-4 triumph over Slocan City Silver Kings. Harold Mori punched out four hits to lead the winners while Jim Hicks added a pair. Vic Osis notched three safeties for Slocan City. Steve Towgood, who relieved started Jack Kelly in the sixth, pitched shutout ball the rest of the way to pick up the win.

Kelly, Towgood (W) (6) and xxx
Storgard, D.O'Neall (L) (7) and xxx

(June 16)    Winlaw topped Nakusp 8-5 taking advantage of the short-handed Nakusp team who were forced to play several juniors to fill out the lineup.  Ratkin led the wins with a 3 for 3 day. Don Magnus had a double and two singles for Nakusp.

Pereversoff, Kabatoff and Koochin
Wilson, Roberts and Yanagisawa

(June 23)   With Flem Bjerg racking up 17 strikeouts the Slocan Silver Kings trounced Kaslo 15-2 Sunday. Bjerg allowed just six his, walked two and hit a batter. Slocan pounded out 11 hits off a pair of Kaslo hurlers. Vic Osis cracked two three-baggers for the winners.

Bjerg (W) and xxx
Nelson (L), Shimizu (6) and xxx

(June 23)   Nelson Outlaws exploded out of the gate with six runs in the first inning and seven more in the second to overwhelm Slocan Silver Kings 15-1 in a league game at Slocan Sunday. Two costly errors with the bases loaded helped the visitors pile on the misery. Third sacker Charlie Burdette cracked a triple and double to lead a 10-hit Nelson attack. Roy Hammond and Les Hufty slammed three-baggers for the Outlaws and Bernie Monteleone added a double. Les Hufty went six innings allowing four hits to pick up the win.

L.Hufty (W), Hagen (7) and xxx
D.O'Neall (L), Storgard and xxx

(June 23)  New Denver-Silverton blew a 7-0 lead Sunday and dropped a 9-7 decision to Winlaw.

xxx and xxx
xxx and xxx

Winlaw                4 - 0
Nelson                3 - 0  0.5
Slocan City           2 - 2  2.0
Nakusp                1 - 2  2.5
New Denver-Silverton  1 - 3  3.0
Kaslo                 0 - 4  4.0

(July 7)   Nelson Outlaws stormed into first place in the Kaslo-Slocan-Arrow Lakes Baseball League Sunday coasting to a 14-6 victory over Winlaw. Trailing 3-1, Nelson had a six-run outburst in the third inning to set the stage for the romp. Right-hander Les Hufty picked up the win with late help from southpaw Blair Olson who fanned six of the ten batters he faced.  Pete Kabatoff went the distance for Winlaw giving up 11 hits and five walks. Bernie Monteleone with a triple and two singles was the big bat for Nelson. Hugh Hooker added a pair of doubles, Frank Chambers had a triple and Charlie Burdette a two-bagger. W. Koochin and J. Shukin each with a double were the best for Winlaw.

P.Kabatoff (L) and xxx
L.Hufty (W), Olson (7) and xxx

(July 7)  The Nelson Outlaws had a tougher time than anticipated in putting down Kaslo 7-5 on Sunday. Leading 7-2 into the final frame, the Outlaws were forced to bring in star left-hander Blair Olson to put down a ninth inning Kaslo rally that netted three runs. Home runs by Charlie Burdette and Bernie Monteleone sparked Nelson which ran wild on the base paths with eight steals. Mel Hagen went 8 2/3s innings for the win, giving up eight hits and fanning 13. Olson whiffed the final batter.

Hagen (W), Olson (9) and xxx
Nelson (L) and xxx

(July 7)   In a game which produced 30 hits and 14 errors, New Denver-Silverton downed Nakusp, showing off their new uniforms, 19 to 13 at Centennial park in New Denver. Steve Towgood, Eddie Elsmore and Nobby Hayashi cracked two-baggers for the winners.

Noel Wilson, Garry Wilson and xxx
Elsmore, D.Pengelly, S.Towgood and xxx

(July 14)  Winlaw dumped Slocan 9-4 in a six-inning affair Sunday. P.Popoff and Alec Pereversoff shared the mound work for the winners combining on a six-hitter but yielding eight walks. Harry Zarchikoff clouted a triple for Winlaw with Bjerg knocking a three-bagger for the losers.

P.Popoff, A.Pereversoff and xxx
G.Bjerg, W.Storgard and xxx

(July 21)   Big right-hander Jack Kelly struck out 16 Sunday as the Combines of New Denver-Silverton crushed Kaslo 22 to 6.at the Silverton Memorial Park. The Combines tagged a pair of Kaslo hurlers for 11 hits and capitalized on 12 Kaslo errors. Andy Avison cracked three doubles for the winners and Nobby Hayashi added three safeties. Norm Command had a pair of hits for the losers.

G.Nelson (L), N.Command and xxx
J.Kelly (W) and xxx

(July 28)   Pete Kabatoff fashioned a five-hitter with 12 strikeouts Sunday as Winlaw clobbered Kaslo 11-2. Kabatoff had a shutout until the ninth when the home club connected for its two runs.

P.Kabatoff (W) and xxx
G.Nelson (L), N.Command (9) and xxx

(July 28)   Nelson Outlaws remained unbeaten sweeping a twin-bill over Nakusp in the Arrow Lakes community, 7-1 and 3-2.  Lefty Blair Olson tossed a three-hitter and fanned 13 in the opener for Nelson. Charlie Burdette and Bernie Monteleone connected for two-baggers for the Outlaws. Noel Wilson replied with a triple for Nakusp. In the nightcap, Nelson was forced to go two extra innings before edging the determined home squad. Frank Chambers led off the ninth with a double and came home on Monteleone's single. Monteleone then notched the winner on a two-bagger by Burdette.  Mel Hagen started for Nelson giving way to Les Hufty, who got the win, in the eighth.

Olson (W) and xxx
G.Wilson (L), Patterson and xxx

M,.Hagen, L.Hufty (W) (8) and xxx
G.Jordan (L) and xxx

(July 28)   New Denver-Silverton moved into third place in the league standings Sunday with a 9-6 victory over the Slocan Silver Kings. Combines punched out 13 hits while Jack Kelly held Slocan to eight safeties, but walked five. Flem Bjerg and Win Storgard struck out 11 in handling the mound work for the losers. Big batsmen for the Combines were Steve Towgood, Andy Avison and Gus Stankoven while for Slocan it was Gustafson and Danny O'Neall.

Bjerg, Storgard and xxx
J.Kelly (W) and xxx

Nelson                8 - 0 
Winlaw                6 - 2  2.0
New Denver-Silverton  4 - 4  4.0
Nakusp                3 - 5  5.0
Slocan City           2 - 5  5.5
Kaslo                 0 - 7  7.5

(August 4)    With Bernie Monteleone and Charlie Burdette cracking home runs, Nelson Outlaws crushed New Denver-Silverton Combines 16-5 Sunday at New Denver. Besides his two-run homer in the sixth inning, Monteleone connected for four singles. Burdette also tagged Jack Kelly for three singles in addition to his grand slam homer in the second. Nelson rapped 18 hits and received seven free passes. Blair Olson twirled a seven-hitter and fanned nine in doing the distance for the Outlaws. Henry Mori led the home crew with a homer and single.

Olson (W) and xxx
Kelly (L) and xxx

(August 11)   In the final game of the regular schedule for both clubs, Winlaw handed Nelson its first loss of the season, notching a 4-3 extra-inning victory at Winlaw. The home squad got the win in the bottom of the eighth when Gustafson singled, advanced on a sacrifice and romped home on Koochin's single. Pete Kabatoff held Nelson to just six hits in going the distance for the win. He racked up 12 strikeouts. Les Hufty and Blair Olson allowed nine hits. Bernie Monteleone slugged a two-run homer in the first inning for the Outlaws.

L.Hufty, Olson (L) (6) and xxx
Kabatoff (W) and xxx

(August 11)   Sunday afternoon at Kaslo, the New Denver-Silverton Combines blanked the home nine 10-0 behind a three-hit shutout by Steve Towgood who struck out 12. Norm Command took the loss.

Towgood (W) and xxx
Command (L) and xxx

Nelson                9 - 1 
Winlaw                8 - 2  1.0
New Denver-Silverton  5 - 5  4.0
Nakusp                4 - 6  5.0
Slocan City           4 - 6  5.0
Kaslo                 0 -10  9.0

PLAYOFFS

(August 18)   In a sudden-death playoff to decide the final playoff team, Nakusp downed Slocan City 9-6 to gain a semi-final berth against Winlaw. Nakusp jumped out to a 4-0 lead in the first inning as Noel Wilson started with a double followed by Lino Zanier with a two-bagger, Jackie James with a single, Don Magnus, a triple and Mike Rushton a single. Nakusp increased its lead to 8-2 before Slocan battled back with three in the fifth, two coming on Win Storgard's homer.

G.Wilson (W) and Yanagisawa
W.Storgard, Bjerg and V.Osis

(August 25)   The Nelson Outlaws and Nakusp will battle for the Kaslo-Slocan-Arrow Lakes Baseball League championship as a result of the two sudden-death semi-finals Sunday. The Outlaws walloped New Denver-Silverton 20-2 while Nakusp upset Winlaw 6-4.  Slugger Bernie Monteleone led the winners with a two-run homer and a double. Les Hufty and Hugh Hooker added triples and winning pitcher Blair Olson cracked a pair of two-baggers.

Kelly (L), Towgood (5) and xxx
Olson (W) and xxx

Nakusp needed a ninth inning rally to pull out the win over the second place finishers. Winlaw took the lead with two runs in the first inning and Nakusp tied it in the third. Winlaw again went ahead, 4-3, in the eighth. In the ninth, Kaz Hoshizaki doubled in two runs and scored himself to give Nakusp the 6-4 triumph. Grant Jordan went the distance for the win.

Jordan (W) and xxx
P.Kabatoff (L) and xxx

(September 1)   Nelson Outlaws put down a ninth inning rally by Nakusp to edge the visitors 5-3 in the opening game of the best-of-three final series.  Outlaws had built up a 5-0 lead early in the game before Nakusp put a scare into the home nine with three in the final frame on two singles, a triple and a sacrifice fly. Les Hufty gave up eight hits in going the route for the winners. He fanned nine in posting his seventh win of the season.  Bernie Monteleone, who was expected to miss the game because of business commitments, was Nelson's big gun at the plate connecting for three doubles and a single. Nelson got the eventual winning marker in the seventh when Mickey Fitzpatrick singled, moved up on a walk and scored on a single by Frank Hufty. Ed Desrochers and Noel Wilson started the Nakusp rally with ninth inning singles. Lino Zanier brought both in with a booming triple and romped home on a sac fly by Jackie James.

G.Wilson (L), Jordan (3) and xxx
L.Hufty (W) and xxx

(September 8)   Playing before a home crowd, Nakusp took the early lead in the second game of the final series scoring in the first inning on a double by Wilson, a sacrifice bunt by Fred Desrochers and a sac fly by Kaz Hoshizaki. After that it was no contest as the Nelson Outlaws captured the championship of the Kaslo-Slocan-Arrow Lakes Baseball League Sunday walloping Nakusp 22-4.  Nelson won the best-of-three final in two straight games. League secretary Gus Stankoven presented Outlaws' coach Ron Nash with the Big Bend Lumber Company Trophy.  Outlaws clobbered four Nakusp hurlers for 20 hits and left 20 men stranded on base. Blair "Lefty" Olson pitched the victory for Nelson giving up nine hits and a walk while whiffing seven. Nakusp sent four pitchers to the mound in an effort to stop the Nelson barrage. Grant Jordan started but was replaced by Louis DeRosa when the Outlaws exploded for 10 runs and an 11-1 lead in the third inning. DeRosa gave way to Kaz Hoshizaki in the fourth and he gave way to Noel Wilson in the eighth.

Olson (W) and xxx
Jordan, DeRosa (4), Hoshizaki (5), N.Wilson (8) and xxx