(June 10) Pierre Cowboys kicked off the 1965 Basin League schedule whipping the Sioux Falls Packers 14-1 behind a 17-hit attack. Fred Glass, who registered the win, was relieved in the 5th by Dick Gill who gave up the lone run to the Packers. Adrian Zabala was the starter and loser for Sioux Falls. He was relieved in the 4th by John Warden after giving up nine runs.
Glass (W), Gill (5) Sizemore, Tadovich
Zabala (L), Warden (4) and Bob Webb.
(June 10) Winner at Sturgis
(June 11) Rusty Atkins belted a two-run homer in the bottom of the 9th to give Pierre its second straight win, 6-5 over Sioux Falls. Packers had taken a 5-4 lead in the top of the 9th on Bob Gustafson's steal of home.
Chastain, Meyer (L) (7) and Webb
Smart, Bovert (W) (7) and Padervich
(June 11) Rain forced the postponement of Winner at Sturgis and Rapid City at Valentine.
Carl Schreiner belted a grand slam homer to lead Valentine to a win in its season opener.
(June 12) Pierre at Sturgis, Sioux Falls at Winner, Rapid City at Valentine
(June 13) Pierre at Sturgis, Valentine at Winner, Rapid City at Sioux Falls
(June 14) Pierre at Valentine, Rapid City at Sioux Falls
(June 15) Rapid City Chiefs won their 1965 opener, 11-2, over Pierre Cowboys. Chiefs pounded 19 hits.
Chiles (W), Balson (7) and Alley, Steele (7)
Bovert (L), Dillman (7) and Sizemore
(June 15) Winner at Sturgis
(June 16) Fred Moulder singled in winning pitcher Fred Chana in the bottom of the 15th inning to hand Rapid City a 3-2 win over Valentine.
Joe Cox, Bill Zepp (L) (9) and John Geames
Gary Neibauer, Steve Renko (9), Fred Chana (W) (9) and Don Alley
(June 16) Ed Maras allowed just three hits in pitching Sioux Falls to a 9-3 victory over Sturgis. He fanned nine in giving up just a single earned run in the Packers home opener. George Genn and Don Sessions of the Packers and Bob Carlson of the Titans each had two hits. Bob Lee, Sioux Falls centre fielder knocked in four runs with a two-run single, sacrifice fly and was hit by a pitch with the bases loaded in the fifth inning.
John Olagues , Don Cook (L) (4), Jim Blight (6), Bob Bogner (8) and Dick Narron.
Ed Maras (W) and Bob Webb
(June 16) Carl Cmejrek singled in the winning run with two out in the bottom of the 9th inning to give Winner a 2-1 decision over Pierre. Steve Blateric fired a three-hitter to register the mound victory over John Smart. The Cowboys only run came on a home run in the 7th inning by Bob Speer.
Smart, Glass (9) and Ted Sizemore
Blateric (W) and Weir
(June 17) Bob Castiglione fired a three-hitter with 15 strikeouts as Pierre blanked Winner Pheasants 3-0. It was his second win. In 15 innings for the Cowboys, Castiglione has not allowed a run and has given up just four hits while fanning 25.
Castiglione (W) and Sizemore
Doug Nurnberg (L) and Gordy Weir
(June 17) Sioux Falls shaded Sturgis 3-2 in 10 innings.
Rapid City 2 0 --
Pierre 4 3 1/2
Sioux Falls 2 2 1
Sturgis 2 3 1 1/2
Winner 1 2 1 1/2
Valentine 0 1 1 1/2
(June 18) Sioux Falls Packers took advantage of seven Sturgis errors in downing the Titans 5-2 Friday. Right-hander Al Schmelz gave up six hits in capturing the pitching win. Ray Rollyson allowed just four hits, with 11 strikeouts, in taking the defeat.
Rollyson (L) and Narron
Schmelz (W) and Sessions
(June 18) A five-run 5th inning carried Valentine Hearts to an 8-2 triumph over Winner Pheasants in a rain-shorted game at Valentine Friday. Carl Schreiner's home was the big blow in the uprising. Winning pitcher Hal Werntz drove in a pair with a single. The Hearts added three insurance runs in the 6th, one of them knocked in by Werntz. Pheasants' starter Dick Seminoff drove in both Winner runs with a double in the top of the 5th. The game was called after six innings because of rain.
Dick Seminoff (L), Mel Hindeland (5) and Tom Weir
Hal Werntz (W) and Duffy Dyer
(June 21) A bases-loaded error in the 10th inning provided Winner Pheasants with the deciding marker in a 5-4 victory over Valentine. Carl Cmerjrek clouted a homer in the bottom of the 9th inning to tie the game at 3-3. Hearts scored in the top of the 10th before the Peasants plated a pair in the bottom of the extra frame for the win. Jim Armstrong of Valentine and Tom Moeller of Winner had belted solo homers in the 2nd inning.
Bill Zepp, Hal Werntz (7), Paul Coleman (L) (9) and Duffy Dyer
Steve Blateric (W) and Tom Weir
(June 21) Sturgis Titans roughed up Pierre's ace starter Bob Castiglione in posting a 7-4 win over the Cowboys. Titans had ten hits in overcoming five errors. Castiglione had come into the game with a 2-0 record and 19 innings of no-hit ball but was chased in the 5th frame.
John Rawls (W) Dick Barns (8), Bob Reede (8) and Dick Narron
Bob Castiglione (L), Bill Dillman (5) and Tom Sizemore
(June 21) Dan Rudanovich was the Rapid City hero as the Chiefs topped Sioux Falls 7-6. The outfielder from Missouri punched out four hits and scored the winner on a wild pitch with two out in the 8th inning. Bob Lee belted a homer for the Packers in the 5th. Fred Devereux registered the win in relief.
Jack Ceccarelli, Jimmy Robinson (4), Dick Holmes (L) (7) and Don Sessions
Gary Neibauer, Gary Keeter (6), Fred Chana (6), Fred Devereux (W) (8) and Don Alley, Steve Steele (8)
(June 21) Basin League Commissioner Bud Daniel announced rescheduled dates for rained out games. June 24 - Rapid City at Sturgis, June 29 - Winner at Sturgis, July 2 - Valentine at Rapid City, July 6 - Rapid City at Valentine, July 9 - Valentine at Winner, July 12 - Rapid City at Sioux Falls, July 17 - Sioux Falls at Winner, July 18 - Rapid City at Sioux Falls.
(June 24) Valentine topped Rapid City 9-8 in 13 innings.
(June 24) Pierre Cowboys edged Sioux Falls 3-2 as John Krasnan and Fred Glass held the Packers to four hits. Cowboys took an early lead as Matt Galante doubled and Dick Schryer singled him home in the first inning. Bob Lee tied it with a homer in the top of the 5th before the Cowboys rebounded with a pair in the bottom of the inning. Dick Shibley reached on an error and advanced on a passed ball. Galante bunted and the throw to first was wild and Shibley came around to score. A single by Rusty Atkins drove in the eventual winner. Losing pitcher Dick Holmes made it close with a homer in the 8th.
Holmes (L) and Sessions
Krasnan (W), Glass (9) and Sizemore
(June 25) Valentine Hearts blew an 8-run before rebounding to post their third straight win, 12-8 over Pierre. Hearts erupted for three in the first inning, four in the second and one in the third to take an 8-0 lead. The 2nd inning outburst included a three-run homer by Duffy Dyer. The Cowboys exploded for eight runs in the 5th inning on four hits and four errors. Valentine regained the lead with a run in the bottom of the 5th and put the game on ice with John Geames' three-run homer in the 7th.
Castiglione, Glass (L) (2), Bovert (7), Morton (8) and Upton
Coleman, Foster (W) (5) and Geames
(June 25) Bob Reed hurled a three-hit gem as Sturgis Titans shutout Rapid City 3-0. The Michigan State right-hander allowed six hits with 14 strike outs. Tom Shannon (Florida) had three hits for the winners.
Chana (L) and Steele, Alley (7)
Bob Reed (W) and Narron
(June 25) Winner Pheasants scored all four runs in an 8th inning uprising to down Sioux Falls 4-2. A disputed bases-loaded double by Jack Paterson was the key blow. Paterson came around to score on a throwing error. Ed Maras had a no-hitter going into the 8th before the big innings for the Pheasants. John Hilts went the distance for Winner allowing six hits. Maras ended up with a seven-hitter. George Glenn had three safeties, including a homer, for Winner.
Hilts (W) and Weir
Maras (L) and Webb
(June 28) In a game cut short by rain, Rapid City downed Winner 1-0 in a five-inning affair. Chiefs scored the only marker in the top of the first inning when Fred Moulder singled and Ted Bashore knocked him in with a wind driving fly ball which carried away from the Winner outfielders. Winner had the bases loaded with two out when the game was called. Bob Hergenrader allowed just one hit in gaining the pitching victory. Doug Nurnberg took the loss.
Hergenrader (W) and Randy Brown
Nurnberg (L) and Weiner
(June 28) Pierre Cowboys used a 15-hit attack to upend Sioux Falls 11-9. Dick Schryer led the offensive with four hits and three runs batted in. Catcher Ted Sizemore also knocked in three for the Cowboys. Bob Gustafson, the Packers' first baseman, clouted the only homer. Bob Castiglione picked up the win with 5 2/3s innings of relief.
Bovert, Chambers (3), Castiglione (W) (4) and Sizemore, Upton
Warden, Ceccarelli (L) (5), Zabala (6) and Webb
(June 28) Valentine's Joe Cox (Oklahoma) tossed a three-hitter as the Hearts topped Sturgis 5-2. All the Valentine runs came in the 2nd inning, highlighted by Carl Schriener's two-run double. Dick Narron doubled in both Sturgis runs in the bottom of the 2nd. Ray Rollyson took the loss.
Cox (W) and Dyer
Rollyson (L), Barnes (2) and Narron
Sturgis 9 6
Pierre 8 8 1 1/2
Winner 6 6 1 1/2
Rapid City 6 6 1 1/2
Valentine 6 6 1 1/2
Sioux Falls 6 9 3
(June 29) Steve Renko and Fred Devereaux combined on a two-hitter as Rapid City beat Pierre 4-1. Chiefs broke a 1-1 tie in the 6th with a three-run outburst. Dan Kelly, Dan Rudanovich, Glenn Smith and Fred Moulder singled and Ted Bayshore doubled to give Chiefs the win.
Renko, Devereaux (6) and Randy Brown
John Krasnan, Morton (8) and Upton
(June 29) Sturgis bested Winner 8-4.
(June 30) Valentine shaded Sioux Falls 4-3.
(June 30) Rapid City took 11-innings to top Winner 7-5.
(July 1) Sioux Falls Packers took advantage of seven Valentine errors to top the Hearts 5-1. Valentine took the lead in the 2nd inning on a single by pitcher Bill Zepp but saw the lead evaporate because of shoddy work in the field. Packers got a pair in the 5th on an error, a single and Bob Gustafson's double. Sioux Falls added three runs in the 9th on a homer by catcher Bob Webb, double by Don Pendley and an error. Dick Holmes hurdled a five-hitter for the win. Zepp and Joe Cox combined on a five-hitter for the Hearts.
Holmes (W) and Webb
Zepp (L), Cox (5) and Geames
(July 1) Rapid City moved to within a half game of the Basin League lead Thursday downing Winner 8-3 behind a strong relief effort by Fred Devereux. The righthander from Michigan State allowed just a single hit in four and two-third innings to post his third win of the season. Rapid City totaled six stolen bases, three by Lou Camilli.
Dick Seminoff, John Noriega (5), Joe Hindelang (7) and Tom Weir
Tom Chiles, Devereaux (W) (5) and Brown, Alley (9)
(July 2) Pierre 6, Winner 0, Rapid City 2 Valentine 0
(July 4) In the first set of statistics for the Basin League, Carl Schreiner, Valentine right fielder, is tops in three batting categories. The Oklahoma University recruit leads in average, at .373, home runs, with three, and is tied in total bases, 30, with Ted Bashore of Rapid City, Matt Galante, Pierre, and Don Dyer of Valentine. The figures cover games through June 30th. Galante, the second sacker from St. John's University, is the runner-up in average at .348. Bashore, a first baseman from UCLA, and Pierre's Rusty Adkins, third baseman from Clemson, are tied for third with marks of .333. Galente leads in hits, 24, and runs, 16. Bashore is tops in doubles, with seven. The lead in runs batted in is shared by Valentine's Jim Armstrong, Arizona State, and Adkins.
(July 6) Valentine Hearts used the long ball to dump Rapid City 7-1. After the Chiefs had taken a 1-0 lead in the 1st inning on a solo homer by Fred Moulder, Valentine bounced back with homers by Ralph Carpenter, Joe Keough and Carl Schreiner. Bob Hergenrader and Tom Chiles combined on a six-hitter for the win.
Stringfellow (L), Zepp (7) and Dyer
Hergenrader (W), Childes (8) and Brown
(July 6) John Olagues hurled a four-hitter, striking out 13, as Sturgis downed Sioux Falls 5-2. The Titans took a 3-0 lead in the 2nd inning with two of the markers scoring on wild pitches by the Packer's Jack Ceccarelli.
Ceccarelli (L), Zabala (7) and Webb
Olagues (W0 and Narron
(July 8) Five Rapid City errors resulted in seven unearned runs and a 7-5 loss for the Chiefs at the hands of the Pierre Cowboys. Ted Sizemore led the Cowboys with three hits. Ted Bashore belted a two-run homer for the Chiefs in the 4th and Fred Moulder clubbed a three-run homer in the 5th to account for all the Chiefs' scoring. Bill Dillman and John Smart combined on a six-hitter for Pierre.
Chana (L), Devereaux (7) and Brown
Dillman (W), Smart (8) and Meyers, Upton (7)
(July 11) In the latest Basin League statistics, through Friday's games, Tom Shannon of Sturgis is the loop's leading hitter. Shannon (Florida) has a .361 mark, just ahead of Pierre's Matt Galante (St. John's) at .358. The Titans also boast the top hurlers as Dick Barnes (South Dakota State) has an earned run average of 0.87 and John Olagues (Tulane) is next, at 1.01. The Titans Bob Reed (Michigan) leads in strikeouts with 67. Bill Dillman (Wake Forest) of Pierre and Marv Stringfellow (Florida State) of Valentine sport the best won-lost records, each at 3-0.
Rapid City first baseman Ted Bashore (UCLA) is tops in doubles, with 10, and RBI, with 19. Teammate Fred Moulder (Oklahoma State) leads in hits, with 30, and Lou Camilli (Texas A&M) of the Chiefs is tops in runs, 21, and triples, 3. Carl Schreiner (Oklahoma) is the leader in home runs, with six.
(July 12) No-hit for six innings, Rapid City scored five in the last three frames to down Sioux Falls 5-2. The Chiefs got to Jon Warden for a pair in the 7th inning to break the spell. Ted Bashore reached on a bunt single and Bill Carthel drove him home with a triple. Glen Smith's sacrifice fly plated Carthel. Dan Rudanovich belted a homer in the 8th for the winning run and the Chiefs added a pair of insurance markers in the 9th on a double by Carthel, a Randy Brown single and double by Tom Chiles. The Packers had taken a 2-0 lead in the 5th inning as Don Pendley reached on an error, moved to third on Bob Webb's double and both scored on a triple by Dick Fernandez.
Chiles (W), Devereux (9) and Alley, Brown
Warden (L), Maras (9) and Webb
(July 12) Winner Pheasants rode the bats of Carl Cmejrek and Jack Patterson to an 8-3 win over Sturgis Titans. A five-run 7th inning was key to the victory.
Reed (L) and Narron
Seminoff, Noreiga (W) (7) and Weir
(July 12) In a wild one at Valentine, Dick Schryer had a huge night with a three-run double in the 1st, a two-run homer in the 2nd and a two-run blast in the 8th to lead Pierre Cowboys to a 19-8 trouncing of the Hearts. The Cowboys pounded out 18 hits and took advantage of nine Valentine errors. Carl Schreiner of the Hearts continued his heavy hitting with a pair of homers. John Geames added a two-run homer in the 9th for the Hearts. John Smart went the distance for the win.
Smart (W) and Upton
Shine (L), Werntz (2), Foster (6) and Dyer, Geames (8)
(July 13) Bill Carthel belted a grand slam homer with two out in the bottom of the 9th inning to hand Rapid City a 7-5 victory over Valentine. The win pulled the Chiefs to within a half game of the Basin League lead. Chiefs trailed 5-1 going into the bottom of the 8th inning. A 4th inning homer by Ted Bashore was all they could manage until scoring a singleton in the 8th and added five in the 9th. Carl Schreiner had a four-bagger for the Hearts, his 9th of the season. Jim Gravley had a homer in the 6th for the Hearts.
Zepp (L) and Dyer
Chana, Maddux (W) (8) and Alley
(July 13) Bill Dillman fired a three-hitter for his 4th straight win as Pierre Cowboys whipped Sturgis 11-1. Dick Schryer blasted a three-run homer in the 2nd inning, his 4th homer of the season. He drove in another run with a single to run his RBI total for the last two nights to 11. Del Unser clubbed a bases-loaded double in the 5th. He reached base eight consecutive times before striking out in the 4th inning.
Olagues (L), Barnes (2), Wisell (3), Cook (5) and Narron
Dillman (W) and Upton
(August 3) Scott Morton fanned 26 batters in a 24-inning, route-going performance as Pierre topped the Packers 5-3 at Sioux Falls. Morton, who lost a 19-inning contest to Sioux Falls last season, struck out four in one inning as his catcher dropped a third strike. One Packers' batter was up 11 times during the 6 1/4 hour game.