(July 8) Jim Longborg (Stanford) pitched the season's first no-hitter but Winner lost 1-0 to Pierre. The Cowboys capitalized in the 2nd inning as Longborg walked two and Bill Davis (Minnesota) came around to score on a sacrifice. Larry Sheckman (Temple) was the winning pitcher allowing just four hits while fanning 16.
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Alan Montreuil, shortstop for the Valentine Hearts, has been named the most valuable player in the Basin League. The New Orleans native led the loop in hitting with a .370 batting average and in runs scored, with 49. He was second in doubles, with 12. A student at Loyola of the South, Montreuil was also among the leaders in runs batted in, with 37, and home runs, 7. He was one of five players to play in all of his team's 48 Basin League games. Bill Davis, first baseman of the Pierre Cowboys, was the runner-up. Davis, of the University of Minnesota, at 6' 6" and 215 pounds, was the biggest player in the league. Valentine's Al Closter, Iowa State, and Bobby Bragan, Mississippi State, of Sturgis Titans, tied for third.