1965 Game Reports, BC Interior     

1965 Vancouver, Lower Mainland, Fraser Valley 
1965 BC Interior 
1965 Vancouver Island   

SLOCAN-ARROW LAKES SENIOR LEAGUE

(May 30)   Winlaw kicked off the new season in style Sunday with a 4-3 victory over Kaslo. Pete Kabatoff picked up the win in relief of starter Alex Pereversoff. The pair held Kaslo to four hits and fanned 13. Pereversoff smacked a pair of doubles to lead a seven-hit attack by the winners. D. Dawington had two doubles for Kaslo.

A.Pereversoff, Kabatoff (W) and xxx
Nelson (L) and xxx

(June 20)   The Nelson Texans split a double-header in New Denver taking the opener 6-3 before dropping a 2-1 decision in the second game. Bob Phillips went the route, with eight strikeouts, for Nelson in the first game to best Gary Wilson. Bob Jeffs drove in two runs for the winners with a pair of safeties. Jack Kelly slugged a homer for the Combines.

Phillips (W) and xxx
Wilson (L), Nesbitt (8) and xxx

Jack Kelly overpowered the Texans in the second game racking up 16 strikeouts in the 2-1 triumph. Phillips also twirled the second game for Nelson, giving up seven hits. Fujibayashi paced New Denver-Silverton with three hits, one a round tripper. Kelly added two hits.

Phillips (L) and xxx
Kelly (W) and xxx

(June 28)  Sunday at the Silverton Memorial Park, the Combines played their best game of the season trouncing the strong Winlaw nine 11-2 to move into a tie with Winlaw for first place in the league standings. Young Jack Kelly hurled another gem, allowing just four hits and fanning 12 with no free passes. The Combines punched out 11 hits with Gus Stankoven leading the hit parade with a triple and double to knock in four runs. Dave Groenhuysen, Steve Towgood and Dougal Greenan also had big days at the dish. Sam Fillipoff was best for Winlaw with two safeties in four trips.

Pereversoff (L), Kabatoff (4) and xxx
Kelly (W) and Groenhuysen

(July 4)  Slocan Park moved out of a three-way tie for first place into a two-way arrangement Sunday in defeating New Denver-Silverton 5-3. M. Esovoloff threw a two-hitter with 11 strikeouts, but walked nine, in going the route for the pitching win. Errors played a large role in the result, as the winners managed just four hits off a pair of Combines' hurlers. M. Halisoff was the lone batter to achieve two hits.

Esovoloff (W) and xxx
G.Wilson (L), Nesbitt (7) and xxx

(July 11)   Dennis Mori's bases-loaded triple provided the winning margin as New Denver-Silverton topped Kaslo 6-2 Sunday. Young southpaw Johnny Nesbitt went the distance on the hill for the Combines.

Nelson (L) and xxx
Nesbitt (W) and xxx

(July 11)   Slocan Park downed Winlaw 8 to 4 to move into first place with a 4-1 record. The game was marred by a near riot in the eighth inning when umpire P. Cheveldave ejected J. Koochin for abusive language and disorderly conduct which led to an uproar that involved players from both sides. Koochin received a game suspension. Fred Jmaeff survived 10 hits to go the route for the winners with 14 strikeouts and just one walk. M. Podd and Esovoloff each had two hits for Slocan Park and Sam Fillipoff connect for a pair for Winlaw.

Jmaeff (W) and xxx
Pereversoff, Kabatoff (L) (4) and xxx

(July 18)    In a 12-inning thriller at Slocan Park, the home squad, no-hit for seven innings, rallied late to edge Kaslo 4-3. Podd singled to bring in Andy Esovoloff with the winning marker after Slocan had exploded for three in the eighth to tie at 3-3. Kaslo had taken the early lead with a run in the first and two in the third. Fred Jmaeff, who relieved starter Esovoloff in the fifth, was credited with the win. The pair allowed nine hits, walked four and racked up 17 strikeouts. George Nelson went all the way for Kaslo, yielding nine hits and fanning 12. Wishlow and Halisheff each had a pair of hits for Slocan while Kaslo's George Dell led all hitters with four safeties in six trips.

Nelson (L) and xxx
Esovoloff, Jmaeff (W) (5) and xxx

(July 18)   Lefty John Nesbitt tossed a five-hitter Sunday to lead New Denver-Silverton to an 8-5 victory over Winlaw and second place in the league standings. Dave Groenhuysen and Dennis Mori each stroked a triple and single to lead the offense.

Nesbitt (W) and xxx
Kabatoff, Pereversoff and xxx

Slocan Park  5 - 1
New Denver   4 - 2
Winlaw       3 - 3
Kaslo        0 - 6

(August 1)  In the opening game of a best-of-three semi-final series, New Denver-Silverton defeated Kaslo 7-4. The Combines took the early lead with three runs in the first two innings then erupted for three in the eighth to seal the victory. Dougal Greenan, the Combines' starting hurler, led the winners with three hits. Greenan and Johnny Nesbitt combined to hold Kaslo to eight hits while fanning 12.

Dell, Nelson (2) and xxx
Greenan, Nesbitt (W) (4) and xxx

(August 8)  New Denver-Silverton, survived seven errors to advance to the league final Sunday with a 4-2 win over Kaslo behind the solid hurling of Johnny Nesbitt who held the home squad to four hits and fanned 12. Neither of the runs against him was earned. Doug Thring and Steve Towgood each cracked three hits for the winners. George Nelson had a pair for Kaslo.

Nesbitt (W) and xxx
Nelson (L) and xxx

(August 8)   Pete Kabatoff slugged a dramatic two-run homer in the ninth inning Sunday afternoon to give Winlaw an 8-6 victory over Slocan Park and the semi-final series two games to none. Alex Pereversoff and Fred Fillipoff each drove in two runs with key doubles for the winners.

Zarchikoff, Kabatoff (W) and xxx
Forgaard, F.Jmaeff (L) and xxx

(August 15)    It was no contest in the opening game of the Slocan-Arrow Lakes playoff final as Winlaw clobbered New Denver-Silverton 14-2.  Harry Zarchikoff slammed a homer run and a double to drive in six runs for Winlaw and Malakoff added three hits. Pete Kabatoff held the Combines to eight hits and fanned nine in going the route for the winners who pounded out 15 hits in the victory.

Kabatoff (W) and xxx
Nesbitt (L), G.Wilson, Greenan and xxx