1967 Game Reports, Vancouver, Lower Mainland, Fraser Valley     

1967 Vancouver, Lower Mainland, Fraser Valley 
1967 BC Interior 
1967 Vancouver Island   

VANCOUVER INDUSTRIAL LEAGUE

Representation within the 1967 circuit increased from four to five to begin the campaign as a club representing the North Shore joined the loop while a second new entry, the Mols sponsored by Molson’s Brewery, replaced the Astorias of a year previous. Nothing was heard from the Mols, however, after early June when they appear to have folded although the other four teams continued to play on a regular basis. Incorporated into the regular season schedule of the Industrial League for 1967 were a number of interlocking games with teams from the newly-formed Lower Mainland Baseball League.

C.Y.O.
Longshoremen (also known as the Longshore Canadians)
Mols *
North Shore Pauls
Regents

* dropped out of league in early June

(May 7)  The defending champion Longshoremen opened the 1967 Industrial Baseball League season on the right foot by annexing a close 1 to 0 win over the Regents. Solidly-built John Kochan drove in the only run of the game with a first-inning double that followed a walk to shortstop Don Ricketts. Diminutive southpaw Larry Webster struck out 12, walked two and pitched a three-hitter for the win. All three hits that Webster surrendered were singles garnered by the Hoteliers’ Ken McKenzie. Ricketts added two singles for the winners while teammate Larry Shannon came through with a single and double.

McGuire (L), Frezell (3) and Ross
Webster (W) and Schick

(May 9)  Looking like money in the bank, the Longshoremen reeled off their second successive shutout win, blanking the Mols 3 to 0 at the Powell Street grounds. Southpaw Dave Kirk fashioned a five-hitter, struck out nine and walked one in recording the mound victory. Veteran Gordie Webb led the hitting attack for the Dock Workers, slapping out two singles and a double.

Trinder (L) and Solecki
Kirk (W) and Schick

(May 11)  Ron Peterson of the Mols unloaded the Industrial League’s first home run of the season, a bases empty shot in the fifth inning, but it wasn’t enough as the Regents outlasted the Mols 2 to 1 at the Powell Street grounds. The Regents took the lead in the second inning when starter and winner, John Wilson nailed a two-run double and then, with his steady mound performance, made the lead stand up.

Davidson (L), Beasley (2) and Solecki
Wilson (W), Moen (6) and Ross 

(May 12)  The North Shore Pauls made their entry into the Industrial Baseball League a successful one when they powered past the previously unbeaten Longshoremen 7 to 3 at the Powell Street grounds. North Shore’s Barry Allison struck out eight and walked four in pitching a two-hitter. Lou Klassen paced the winners with the baton, going three-for-three at the platter.

Allison (W) and Bryant
Elliott (L), Webster (3) and Schick

(May 15)  Paul Beasley’s pinch-hit single in the seventh inning plated the game’s lone run as the Molsons nine eked out a 1 to 0 win over the North Shore Pauls at the Powell Street grounds. The pitchers were dominant in this Industrial League clash. Winning tosser Bob Trinder spun a one-hitter while fanning 11 and walking one. The Mols got to losing flinger Ken Newcomb/Newcombe for just two safeties as he whiffed a dozen and issued four free passes.

Trinder (W) and Solecki
Newcomb/Newcombe (L) and Bryant

(May 16)  The Regents erupted with four runs in the fourth inning to subdue the C.Y.O. pastimers 5 to 2. Graham Frezell scattered eight hits in going the route for the win while Bill Bayne was saddled with the defeat.

Frezell (W) and Ross
Bayne (L) and Doyle

(May 18)  A three-run pinch-hit homer by Len Irving sparked the North Stars of the Lower Mainland Baseball League to a 7 to 1 conquest of C.Y.O. of the Industrial League in an interlocking game at the Powell Street grounds. Ron Carter and Bob Baird combined to limit C.Y.O. to one hit, a run-scoring triple by losing pitcher Ralph Thom in the fifth canto.

Carter (W), Baird (4) and Docker
Thom (L), Omelchuk (2) and Doyle

(May 19)  The Regents piled up three runs in the opening frame and coasted to a 5 to 2 Industrial League win over the North Shore diamondeers at the Powell Street grounds. Ron Crosato drove in two of the three first-inning markers for the Royals.

Miller (L), Meglaughlin (1), Nichol (2) and Sullivan
Moen (W), Wilson (3) and Rodgers/Rogers 

(May 25)  The baffling slants of pitcher Larry Webster had the Vancouver Ramada batters perplexed for most of the game in which the Industrial League’s Longshoremen blanked the Inn Keepers of the Lower Mainland circuit 2 to 0 in an interlocking tussle. Webster rang up ten punchouts in tossing a three-hitter.

Endsley (L), Guthrie (2) and Markley
Webster (W) and Schick

(May 26)  The C.Y.O. diamond troopers tasted their first Industrial League win of the campaign when they edged the Mols 2 to 1 at the Powell Street grounds. Right-hander Ralph Thom, the winning pitcher, rapped in the winning run with an sixth-inning base hit. 

Trinder (L) and Solecki
Thom (W) and Doyle

(May 31)  The Vancouver diamondeers of the Lower Mainland loop edged the C.Y.O. baseballers of the Industrial circuit 4 to 3 in an interlocking game at Central Park. Winning pitcher Don Sweet capped his mound victory by driving in what turned out to be the winning run in the sixth inning.

Baines (L) and Doyle
Sweet (W) and Stoughton

(May 31)  The North Shore Pauls dumped the Regents 5 to 1 in an Industrial League game at the Powell Street grounds and Regents’ pitcher Ron Moen was the big reason. Moen hit three North Shore batters in the first inning to load the bases. Back-to-back singles by “Duke” Fairbrother and Barry Sullivan then drove in a pair to get the Shoremen off and running. Don Miller earned the twirling decision although requiring relief assistance from Bert Nichol.

Moen (L), McGuire (1), Elliott (4) and Ross
Miller (W), Nichol (6) and Bryant 

(June 4)  The Longshoremen demolished the Regents, bombing four chuckers from the Hotelmen with a dozen safeties in a 17 to 0 blowout at the Powell Street grounds. Southpaw Dave Kirk tamed the Royals on four-hits in copping the complete-game pitching win.

Kirk (W) and Schick
Wilson (L), McGuire (4), Moen (5), Elliott (7) and Ross

(June 4)  Brant Wragg threw a three-hitter and struck out eight as the Lower Mainland League’s Vancouver Ramadas edged the Mols of the Industrial circuit 2 to 0 in an interlocking fracas at Central Park. Dan McCarrell led the Vancouverites at the dish with two singles in three trips.

Trinder (L) and Solecki
Wragg (W) and Stoughton, Corrigan (6) 

(June 5)  Larry Webster pitched a seven-inning no-hitter and John Kochan drove in five runs in leading the potent Longshoremen squad to a 13 to 0 pasting of the North Shore aggregation at the Powell Street grounds. Webster fanned eleven and issued just one walk in posting his third straight triumph. Kochan’s RBI total was amassed on a brace of three-baggers.

Webster (W) and Schick
Nichol (L), Newcomb/Newcombe (3), Miller (5) and Bryant

(June 6)  Bob Baird and Jeff Bordigan combined to give the North Stars of the Lower Mainland circuit a 2 to 0 victory over the Regents of the Industrial League in an interlocking match at the Powell Street grounds. Baird pitched a no-hit, no-run gem, whiffing 15 and walking three along the way. Bordigan’s two-run homer in the fifth inning was the game’s decisive blow.

Baird (W) and Docker
Elliott (L), McGuire (5) and Ross

(June 7)  The Longshoremen trounced C.Y.O. 8 to 3 in an Industrial League clash at the Powell Street grounds. Steve Cohen pitched a complete-game for the winners, surrendering six hits.

Cohen (W) and Schick
Bayne (L), Mayervich (1), Grant (6) and Doyle 

(June 8)  South Burnaby of the Lower Mainland loop collected two runs off two errors in the first inning and went on to clip the Industrial League’s C.Y.O. nine 5 to 1 in an interlocking game at the Powell Street grounds. Mounting the bump for a complete-game triumph was Howie Enmark of the Athletics who pitched a four-hitter.

Enmark (W) and Keller
Bayne (L), Grant (6) and Doyle 

(June 9)  Vancouver Ramadas of the Lower Mainland Baseball League bombed North Shore of the Industrial in an interlocking game at Central Park. Game details and batteries not published.

(June 11)  In an interlocking battle at Central Park, the South Burnaby Athletics of the Lower Mainland alliance blanked the Longshoremen of the Industrial League 2 to 0. Catcher Mike Keller blasted a single and double for the winners while teammate Ron Peterson homered.

Kirk (L) and Schick
Fulton (W) and Keller

(June 11)  The Industrial League’s Regents clipped the Vancouver Ramadas of the Lower Mainland association of teams by a 6 to 2 count at the Powell Street grounds in interlocking play.

McCarrell (L), Sweet (1) and McKinnon, Stoughten (4)
McGuire, Wilson (W) (2) and Ross, Rodgers/Rogers (7)

(June 12)  The Longshoremen dumped C.Y.O. 9 to 1 in an Industrial League game at the Powell Street grounds. Larry Webster earned the mound victory with a four-hitter. Gord Nishi paced the winners with the lumber, hitting three-for-three with three RBI’s.

Webster (W) and Schick
Bayne (L), Thom (3), Grant (4), Moser (6) and Lowery, Slater (5)

(June 16)  North Shore blanked the Regents 3 to 0 at the Powell Street grounds, racking up nine hits in the process. Gary Meglaughlin pitched a two-hitter for the victorious Norsemen.

Meglaughlin (W) and Bryant
Trinder (L), McLellan (4), Elliott (6) and Ross 

(June 18)  Ben Webster cracked a two-run homer in the second inning and added a two-run single in the fifth to lead the Longshoremen of the Industrial League past the Lower Mainland League’s Vancouver entry 14 to 0 in an interlocking contest at Central Park. Winning pitcher Dave Kirk aided the Stevedores’ cause at the plate, driving in a pair of runs. On the bump, Kirk gave up two hits, breezed five and walked three.

Kirk (W), Shannon (6) and Schick
Guthrie (L), Gillespie (1), Sweet (5) and Blanchard, McKinnon (6)

(June 18)  The C.Y.O. diamond pastimers registered a rare win, edging the Regents 2 to 1 at the Powell Street grounds. Ralph Thom was nicked for six safeties in taking the mound decision.

Thom (W) and Lowery
Hargreaves (L), Wilson (2) and Ross, Rodgers/Rogers (5) 

(June 19)  The Regent Hoteliers of the Industrial loop and the Lower Mainland circuit’s Burnaby nine battled to a ten-inning 0 – 0 draw in an interlocking clash at the Powell Street grounds. Right-hander Graham Frezell of the Regents toiled on the hill for the entire contest, yielding six safeties while fanning a dozen. Ron Brown and Murray Gage-Cole split the Burnaby pitching duties, setting down nine on strikeouts while surrendering four safeties.

Brown, Gage-Cole (5) and Keller
Frezell and Rodgers/Rogers, Fernie (10)

(June 20)  The North Shore’s Barry Elson spun a four-hitter in stopping the league-leading Longshoremen 2 to 0 at the Powell Street grounds. The second-place Norsemen scored single runs in the first and fifth innings in handing the Dock Workers their third loss of the season.

Elson (W) and Sullivan
Cohen (L), Webster (6) and Schick

(June 22)  North Shore of the Industrial League defeated Vancouver of the Lower Mainland circuit 5 to 3 in an interlocking game at the Powell Street grounds. Ed Cannon led the winners offensively, driving in a brace of counters.

Newcomb/Newcombe (W), Nichol (6) and Bryant
Maki (L), Wragg (5), Beasley (7) and McKinnon

(June 23)  For the second evening in a row, the Vancouver Ramadas of the Lower Mainland loop fell victim to the North Shore squad of the Industrial association of teams in an interlocking affair at the Powell Street diamond, this time suffering a 7 to 1 setback. Ed Cannon of the Norsemen continued his hot hand with the baton, chalking up three RBI’s with a pair of doubles.  

Beasley (L), Sweet (3), McCarrell (5) and Blanchard
Miller (W) and Sullivan 

(June 25)  Larry Webster was dominant on the bump as he pitched a no-hit, no-run gem for the Longshoremen of the Industrial Baseball League as they easily got past Burnaby of the Lower Mainland alliance 7 to 0 in an interlocking joust at the Powell Street grounds. Webster rang up eight punchouts while issuing just one free pass.

Webster (W) and Schick
Brown (L), Wilson (3) and Keller

(June 27)  Vancouver of the Lower Mainland loop collected four runs in the second inning and went on to dump the C.Y.O. Industrial League squad 5 to 1 in interlocking play at the Powell Street grounds. Pitchers Don Sweet, Paul Beasley and Bill Gillespie combined to limit the C.Y.O. nine to four safeties.

Sweet (W), Beasley (3), Gillespie (5) and McKinnon
Mosher (L) and Slater, Doyle (3)

(June 28)  The Longshoremen exploded for seven runs in the second inning and coasted to a 9 to 0 whitewashing of the cellar-dwelling C.Y.O. aggregation. Larry Shannon twirled a nifty two-hitter to annex the shutout mound victory.

Grant (L), Hunter (2), Omelchuk (2) and Doyle
Shannon (W) and Schick

(June 29)  Erupting for a six-spot in the third stanza, the Industrial League Regents stopped Burnaby of the Lower mainland circuit 8 to 1 in an interlocking tilt at the Powell Street grounds. No game details or batteries were located in print.

(July 4)  It took the North Shore contingent an extra inning of Industrial League action to shade the top-dog Longshoremen 5 to 4 at the Powell Street grounds. A sacrifice fly off the bat of Bill Green plated Ken Bathgate from third base to decide the issue.

Cohen, Kirk (L) (3) and Schick
Newcomb, Nichol (W) (2) and Begg

(July 4)  In an interlocking game at Central Park, Vancouver of the Lower Mainland League doubled the Industrial League’s Regents 4 to 2.

Hargreaves (L), McGuire (3) and Rodgers/Rogers
Wilson (W), Maki (5) and McKinnon

(July 6)  Lefthander Larry Webster limited Burnaby of the Lower Mainland League to just three hits in leading the Industrial League’s Longshoremen to a 2 to 0 shutout win in an interlocking match at the Powell Street grounds. Webster, sporting a 6 – 1 record, issued nary a base on balls while mowing down 14 via the strikeout route.

Brown (L) and Peterson
Webster (W) and Schick

(July 9)  Graham Frezell had run-scoring singles in both the first and third innings as well as a three-run homer in the fifth panel as the Regents thwarted a late comeback attempt by the Longshoremen to nip the Dock Workers 6 to 5 at the Powell Street grounds. Frezell did his damage with the bat while patrolling the outfield but was called in from the outer pasture to mount the bump in the seventh canto as a relief pitcher for the Hotelmen who were nursing a 6 to 2 margin at the time. His performance as a firemen was less impressive than his offensive accomplishments, as he allowed all three inherited runners to score, but he was able to finally douse the flames and retire the side. 

Shannon (L), Webster (5) and Schick
Elliott (W), Wilson (5), Frezell (7) and Ross

(July 10)  A six-run third-inning explosion did the damage as the last-place C.Y.O. squad dumped the second-place North Shore nine 6 to 2 in an Industrial League fixture. Barry Moscovich smashed a three-run homer for the winners while teammate Ed Ems blasted a two-run double during the uprising which put an end to the Norsemen’s nine-game winning streak. C.Y.O. pitcher Rick Mosher struck out eight while tossing a five-hitter for the victory.

Elson (L), Nichol (3) and Begg
Mosher (W) and Lowery

(July 12)  The Regents doubled the North Shore Pauls 6 to 3 in Industrial League baseball action at the Powell Street diamond. Bob Trinder was on the mound for the Regents, taking the mound decision from Gary Meglaughlin. 

(July 13)  A four-run third inning was sufficient to give Burnaby of the Lower Mainland League a 4 to 0 victory over C.Y.O. of the Industrial League in an interlocking baseball game at the Powell Street grounds. Murray Gage-Cole spun a three-hitter in recording the shutout victory.

Thom (L), Hunter (3),  Grant (4) and Lowery
Gage-Cole (W) and Peterson

(July 14)  Pitching in his first full game of the season, chunky left-hander Dan Miscisco of the Lower Mainland League’s Burnaby nine turned in a no-hitter as he and his mates blanked the Regents of the Industrial League 3 to 0 in interlocking action at the Powell Street grounds. A two-run first-inning home run by Gerry Miller put the Suburbanites in front. Back-to-back doubles by Terry Schuss and Ron Peterson then produced the third tally.

Frezell (L) and Ross
Miscisco (W) and Keller

(July 16)   The Longshore Canadians breezed to a 13 to 1 runaway win over the C.Y.O. aggregation at the Powell Street grounds as winning tosser Steve Cohen fired a five-hitter. Six runs in the fifth frame broke the back of the C.Y.O. boys who went through four chuckers in an unsuccessful attempt to stem the tide. Ray Marshall cuffed a three-run triple for the winners.

Cohen (W) and Schick
Mosher (L), Bayne (5), Grant (5), Lehand (7) and Lowery

(July 16)  A sacrifice fly by Don McLeod drove in Tim Chapman with the winning run as Vancouver of the Lower Mainland Baseball League edged North Shore of the Industrial League 5 to 4 in an interlocking tussle at Mahon Park. Wyatt Dreger, McLeod, Ken Markley and winning pitcher Keith Wilson all collected two hits for Vancouver while Roy McKinley, Rusty Bruce and Eddie Cannon of the Norsemen matched that output.

Wilson (W), Baird (7) and McKinnon
Elson (L), Newcomb (6) and Sullivan

(July 17)  The Longshore Canadians lengthened their lead atop the Industrial League by defeating the Regents 4 to 2 at the Powell Street grounds. It was their 20th win of the season against just five losses. Rich McPhee’s bases-loaded double in the final spasm drove in the winning and insurance counters.  

(July 18)  Southpaw Bob Trinder chalked up his second Industrial League victory as the Regents doubled C.Y.O. 6 to 3 at the Powell Street grounds. Trinder relieved starter Dick Hargreaves in the fifth with the game tied 3 – 3 in a bases-loaded, none out situation. Besides retiring the side without any damage, Trinder then slashed a three-run triple in the bottom-half of the same frame to give his team the lead. Darkness then forced a premature end to the contest.

Omelchuk (L), Bayne (5) and Doyle
Hargreaves, Trinder (W) (5) and Rodgers/Rogers 

(July 21)  The Longshoremen drubbed the Regents 6 to 1 in Industrial League play at the Powell Street facility. Lefthander Larry Webster went the route on the bump in earning the win with a five-hitter and ten strikeouts. It was his eighth win without a loss. He also drove in a brace of tallies in a six-run first inning.

Elliott (L), Trinder (1) and Rodgers/Rogers
Webster (W) and Schick

(July 23)  The Longshoremen used the long ball to capture their 22nd victory of the campaign, a 4 to 1 win over the C.Y.O. squad, at the Powell Street grounds. Gord Nishi broke a 1 – 1 tie in the sixth inning with a solo four-ply clout. After the next batter walked, Don Schick put the game on ice with a two-run dinger.

Thom (L) and Doyle
Cohen (W) and Schick

(July 23)  Vancouver of the Lower Mainland League stormed back with a three-run seventh inning to clip the Industrial League’s Regents 7 to 6 in an interlocking battle at Central Park. Singles by Ken Markley, Keith Wilson and Terry Docker and a throwing error by Regents’ shortstop Roy Archer on Warren Coughlin’s ground ball gave the Vancouver their margin of victory.

Frezell, Trinder (L) (6) and Rodgers/Rogers
Maki, Sweet (W) (4) and Docker

(July 24)  Portsider Danny Miscisco struck out 14 and allowed only three hits as Burnaby of the Lower Mainland League blanked C.Y.O. of the Industrial League 1 to 0 in a hard-fought interlocking skirmish at the Powell Street grounds. The only run of the game was of the unearned variety and came in the opening inning on a dropped fly ball hit by Ron Peterson which allowed Bruce Lofting to cross the pan.

Mosher (L) and Slater
Miscisco (W) and Peterson

(July 24)  Bob Baird outlasted Larry Webster on the mound as the Lower Mainland League’s Vancouver nine edged the Longshoremen of the Industrial League 2 to 1 at Central Park in an interlocking showdown of first-place clubs. Baird also provided the winning run for the Suburbanites when he doubled in the sixth and scored on a bad throw by catcher Don Schick of the Stevedores.

Webster (L) and Schick
Baird (W) and McKinnon

(July 25)  Dave Kirk pitched a four-hitter to lead the Longshoremen past the Regents 5 to 0 at the Powell Street grounds. Kirk struck out eleven and walked two in going the distance. Rich McPhee’s two-run triple in the third spasm got the Dock Workers rolling in this affair.

Kirk (W) and Schick
Hargreaves (L), Trinder (6) and Rodgers/Rogers

(July 26)  Swatsmiths from the Regents were hot, rapping out ten hits as the Hoteliers dismantled C.Y.O. to the tune of 10 to 4. Only catcher Denny Doyle showed much pop at the plate for the vanquished nine, connecting for a bases-empty tater in the second inning and a two-run single in the fourth.

(July 27)  Centre fielder Rich McPhee blasted a single and a three-run dinger to account for all the Longshoremens’ runs as the defeated the Vancouver nine from the Lower Mainland circuit in an interlocking game at the Powell Street grounds. McPhee’s one-bagger drove in Don Ricketts in the third inning while his tater in the eight came off reliever Rick Maki who had just give up a walk and single.

Baird, Maki (L) (8) and Dreger, McKinnon (7)
Shannon (W) and Schick

(July 28)  Mike Arden slashed a solo homer in the first inning to set the pace for Vancouver of the Lower Mainland loop who went on to bomb the Industrial circuit’s C.Y.O. squad 13 to 2 in an interlocking match at the Powell Street grounds. Ken Markley paced the winners with the lumber, driving in four runs.

Docker (W) and McKinnon
Moser/Mosher (L), Baines/Bayne (3), Mayervich (7) and Doyle

(July 30)  North Shore dumped the Regents 5 to 2 and 2 to 1 in an Industrial League doubleheader at Mahon Park.
Rusty Bruce drove in three runs for the Norsemen in the opener.

Miller (L) and Rodgers/Rogers 
Gruhn (W), Frezell (5) and McKinlay  

Jeff Hastings singled in one run for the winners and scored the other on an error to plate the deciding counter in the nightcap.

Hargreaves (L) and Rodgers/Rogers
Newcomb/Newcombe, Elson (W) (5) and Bruce

(July 30)  Vancouver of the Lower Mainland League beat the Industrial League’s Longshoremen 5 to 2 at the Powell Street grounds in an interlocking fixture. Rick Maki and Keith Wilson combined to hold the Stevedores to three hits.

Maki (W), Wilson (5) and McKinnon
Cohen (L) and Nishi

(July 31)  Middle pasture patroller Mike Dagenais of the C.Y.O. contingent of pastimers stroked the only hit off Bert Nichol in an Industrial League pitcher’s duel but his swat was a solo four-ply clout that was the margin of victory as the Catholics edged the North Shore Pauls 1 to 0. Dagenais’ blow came in the fifth canto in support of Rick Mosher who fanned seven, gave up two safeties while issuing three walks in going the distance for the win. Nichol whiffed ten and gave up only one free pass.

Nichol (L) and Bruce
Mosher (W) and Doyle

(August 1)  Pitcher Barry Elson ripped a double in the fifth inning that pushed across teammate “Duke” Fairbrother with the ultimate winning run as the North Shore Pauls defeated the Longshoremen 4 to 3 in an Industrial League game at the Powell Street grounds. Barry Sullivan had given the Pauls their first three counters with a third-inning homer with two mates aboard.

Elson (W), Nichol (6) and Bruce
Kirk, Webster (L) (4) and Schick

(August 1)  Vancouver of the Lower Mainland League had to go an extra inning before edging C.Y.O. of the Industrial League in an interlocking tussle at Central Park. Wyatt Dreger led off the eighth with a double and came around to score the winning tally on a pair of wild pitches.

Grant, Bayne (3), Hunter (5), Mayervich (L) (6) and Doyle, Slater (5)
Wilson (W) and Docker

(August 4)  The Regents made good use of just five hits in bombing the North Shore Pauls 9 to 2 at the Powell Street grounds in the last game of the Industrial League regular season.

Huck (L), Meglaughlin (6) and Bruce, Binns (6)
Elliott, Hargreaves (W) (4), Trinder (6) and Rodgers/Rogers, Ross (6)


LOWER MAINLAND LEAGUE

The raison d'être for the formation of this intercity circuit from the remnants of the 1966 Pacific International League is mystifying and begs the question as to why the entries didn’t simply apply to become new franchises in the established Vancouver Industrial League. The clubs that participated in 1967 wound up playing far more games with the four-member teams from within the Industrial League than they did against each other. Of the three original entrants, only the Vancouver franchise was active from start to finish in intra-league fixtures, few as they were, in addition to these interlocking games as the membership dwindled to just two teams. Nothing was heard of the North Stars after late May while the Burnaby team appeared on the scene in June following the disappearance of the North Stars.

Burnaby
North Stars (ceased participation after late May)
Vancouver Ramadas

(May 18)  A three-run pinch-hit homer by Len Irving sparked the North Stars of the Lower Mainland Baseball League to a 7 to 1 conquest of C.Y.O. of the Industrial League in an interlocking game at the Powell Street grounds. Ron Carter and Bob Baird combined to limit C.Y.O. to one hit, a run-scoring triple by losing pitcher Ralph Thom in the fifth canto.

Carter (W), Baird (4) and Docker
Thom (L), Omelchuk (2) and Doyle

(May 19)  Vancouver whitewashed the North Stars 6 to 0 in a Lower Mainland Baseball League game at Central Park. Winning pitcher Eric Guthrie went the distance, giving up one hit, walking one and striking out 11.

Romana/Romanda (L), Baird (1), Strayski (5) and Docker
Guthrie (W) and Markley

(May 25)  The baffling slants of pitcher Larry Webster had opposition batters perplexed for most of the game in which the Industrial League’s Longshoremen blanked Vancouver of the Lower Mainland circuit 2 to 0 in an interlocking tussle. Webster rang up ten punchouts in tossing a three-hitter.

Endsley (L), Guthrie (2) and Markley
Webster (W) and Schick

(May 29)  Don McLeod hit two doubles and drove in three runs in pacing the Vancouver Ramadas to a 4 to 0 blanking of the North Stars at Central Park. The game was terminated at the end of five innings because of darkness. Both teams managed just three hits in the tightly-contested affair.

Wightman (L) and Docker
Guthrie (W) and Stoughton 

(May 31)  Vancouver Ramadas of the Lower Mainland loop edged the C.Y.O. baseballers of the Industrial circuit 4 to 3 in an interlocking game at Central Park. Winning pitcher Don Sweet capped his mound victory by driving in what turned out to be the winning run in the sixth inning.

Baines/Bayne (L) and Doyle
Sweet (W) and Stoughton

(June 4)  Brant Wragg threw a three-hitter and struck out eight as the Lower Mainland League’s Vancouver Ramadas edged the Mols of the Industrial circuit 2 to 0 in an interlocking fracas at Central Park. Dan McCarrell led the Vancouverites at the dish with two singles in three trips.

Trinder (L) and Solecki
Wragg (W) and Stoughton, Corrigan (6) 

(June 6)  Bob Baird and Jeff Bordigan combined to give the North Stars of the Lower Mainland circuit a 2 to 0 victory over the Regents of the Industrial League in an interlocking match at the Powell Street grounds. Baird pitched a no-hit, no-run gem, whiffing 15 and walking three along the way. Bordigan’s two-run homer in the fifth inning was the game’s decisive blow.

Baird (W) and Docker
Elliott (L), McGuire (5) and Ross

(June 8)  South Burnaby of the Lower Mainland loop collected two runs off two errors in the first inning and went on to clip the Industrial League’s C.Y.O. nine 5 to 1 in an interlocking game at the Powell Street grounds. Mounting the bump for a complete-game triumph was Howie Enmark of the Athletics who pitched a four-hitter.

Enmark (W) and Keller
Baines/Bayne (L), Grant (6) and Doyle 

(June 9)  Vancouver of the Lower Mainland Baseball League bombed North Shore of the Industrial League in an interlocking game at Central Park. Game details and batteries were not published.

(June 11)  In an interlocking battle at Central Park, the South Burnaby Athletics of the Lower Mainland alliance blanked the Longshoremen of the Industrial League 2 to 0. Catcher Mike Keller blasted a single and double for the winners while teammate Ron Peterson homered.

Kirk (L) and Schick
Fulton (W) and Keller

(June 11)  The Industrial League’s Regents clipped Vancouver of the Lower Mainland association of teams by a 6 to 2 count at the Powell Street grounds in interlocking play.

McCarrell (L), Sweet (1) and McKinnon, Stoughten (4)
McGuire, Wilson (W) (2) and Ross, Rogers (7)

(June 14)  Burnaby collected four runs in the third inning and went on to dump Vancouver 7 to 2 in a Lower Mainland game at Central Park. Left fielder Ron Paterson drilled three singles to drive in four runs for the winners.

Enmark (W), Weinrauch (4) and Keller
Wragg (L), Sweet (3) and Blanchard

(June 18)  Ben Webster cracked a two-run homer in the second inning and added a two-run single in the fifth to lead the Longshoremen of the Industrial League past the Lower Mainland League’s Vancouver entry 14 to 0 in an interlocking contest at Central Park. Winning pitcher Dave Kirk aided the Stevedores’ cause at the plate, driving in a pair of runs. On the bump, Kirk gave up two hits, breezed five and walked three.

Kirk (W), Shannon (6) and Schick
Guthrie (L), Gillespie (1), Sweet (5) and Blanchard, McKinnon (6)

(June 19)  The Regent Hoteliers of the Industrial loop and the Lower Mainland circuit’s Burnaby nine battled to a ten-inning 0 – 0 draw in an interlocking clash at the Powell Street grounds. Right-hander Graham Frezell of the Regents toiled on the hill for the entire contest, yielding six safeties while fanning a dozen. Ron Brown and Murray Gage-Cole split the Burnaby pitching duties, setting down nine on strikeouts while surrendering four safeties.

Brown, Gage-Cole (5) and Keller
Frezell and Rogers, Fernie (10)

(June 22)  North Shore of the Industrial League defeated Vancouver of the Lower Mainland circuit 5 to 3 in an interlocking game at the Powell Street grounds. Ed Cannon led the winners offensively, driving in a brace of counters.

Newcomb/Newcombe (W), Nichol (6) and Bryant
Maki (L), Wragg (5), Beasley (7) and McKinnon

(June 23)  For the second evening in a row, the Vancouver Ramadas of the Lower Mainland loop fell victim to the North Shore squad of the Industrial association of teams in an interlocking affair at the Powell Street diamond, this time suffering a 7 to 1 setback. Ed Cannon of the Norsemen continued his hot hand with the baton, chalking up three RBI’s with a pair of doubles.  

Beasley (L), Sweet (3), McCarrell (5) and Blanchard
Miller (W) and Sullivan 

(June 25)  Larry Webster was dominant on the bump as he pitched a no-hit, no-run gem for the Longshoremen of the Industrial Baseball League as they easily got past Burnaby of the Lower Mainland alliance 7 to 0 in an interlocking joust at the Powell Street grounds. Webster rang up eight punchouts while issuing just one free pass.

Webster (W) and Schick
Brown (L), Wilson (3) and Keller

(June 27)  Vancouver of the Lower Mainland loop collected four runs in the second inning and went on to dump the C.Y.O. Industrial League squad 5 to 1 in interlocking play at the Powell Street grounds. Pitchers Don Sweet, Paul Beasley and Bill Gillespie combined to limit the C.Y.O. nine to four safeties.

Sweet (W), Beasley (3), Gillespie (5) and McKinnon
Moser/Mosher (L) and Slater, Doyle (3)

(June 29)  Erupting for a six-spot in the third stanza, the Industrial League Regents stopped Burnaby of the Lower mainland circuit 8 to 1 in an interlocking tilt at the Powell Street grounds. No game details or batteries were located in print.

(July 4)  In an interlocking game at Central Park, Vancouver of the Lower Mainland League doubled the Industrial League’s Regents 4 to 2.

Hargreaves (L), McGuire (3) and Rogers
Wilson (W), Maki (5) and McKinnon

(July 6)  Lefthander Larry Webster limited Burnaby of the Lower Mainland League to just three hits in leading the Industrial League’s Longshoremen to a 2 to 0 shutout win in an interlocking match at the Powell Street grounds. Webster, sporting a 6 – 1 record, issued nary a base on balls while mowing down 14 via the strikeout route.

Brown (L) and Peterson
Webster (W) and Schick

(July 13)  A four-run third inning was sufficient to give Burnaby of the Lower Mainland League a 4 to 0 victory over C.Y.O. of the Industrial League in an interlocking baseball game at the Powell Street grounds. Murray Gage-Cole spun a three-hitter in recording the shutout victory.

Thom (L), Hunter (3),  Grant (4) and Lowery
Gage-Cole (W) and Peterson

(July 14)  Pitching in his first full game of the season, chunky left-hander Dan Miscisco of the Lower Mainland League’s Burnaby nine turned in a no-hitter as he and his mates blanked the Regents of the Industrial League 3 to 0 in interlocking action at the Powell Street grounds. A two-run first-inning home run by Gerry Miller put the Suburbanites in front. Back-to-back doubles by Terry Schuss and Ron Peterson then produced the third tally.

Frezell (L) and Ross
Miscisco (W) and Keller

(July 16)  A sacrifice fly by Don McLeod drove in Tim Chapman with the winning run as Vancouver of the Lower Mainland Baseball League edged North Shore of the Industrial League 5 to 4 in an interlocking tussle at Mahon Park. Wyatt Dreger, McLeod, Ken Markley and winning pitcher Keith Wilson all collected two hits for Vancouver while Roy McKinley, Rusty Bruce and Eddie Cannon of the Norsemen matched that output.

Wilson (W), Baird (7) and McKinnon
Elson (L), Newcomb (6) and Sullivan

(July 21)  Murray Gage-Cole, a husky right hander with with a sharp-breaking curve ball, fanned six and surrendered just three hits as Burnaby nipped Vancouver 1 to 0 in a Lower Mainland League clash at Central Park. Bruce Lofting doubled in the sixth inning and scored the game’s only run.

Baird (L) and McKinnon
Gage-Cole (W) and Keller

(July 23)  Vancouver of the Lower Mainland League stormed back with a three-run seventh inning to clip the Industrial League’s Regents 7 to 6 in an interlocking battle at Central Park. Singles by Ken Markley, Keith Wilson and Terry Docker and a throwing error by Regents’ shortstop Roy Archer on Warren Coughlin’s ground ball gave the Vancouver their margin of victory.

Frezell, Trinder (L) (6) and Rogers
Maki, Sweet (W) (4) and Docker

(July 24)  Portsider Danny Miscisco struck out 14 and allowed only three hits as Burnaby of the Lower Mainland League blanked C.Y.O. of the Industrial League 1 to 0 in a hard-fought interlocking skirmish at the Powell Street grounds. The only run of the game was of the unearned variety and came in the opening inning on a dropped fly ball hit by Ron Peterson which allowed Bruce Lofting to cross the pan.

Moser/Mosher (L) and Slater
Miscisco (W) and Peterson

(July 24)  Bob Baird outlasted Larry Webster on the mound as the Lower Mainland League’s Vancouver nine edged the Longshoremen of the Industrial League 2 to 1 at Central Park in an interlocking showdown of first-place clubs. Baird also provided the winning run for the Suburbanites when he doubled in the sixth and scored on a bad throw by catcher Don Schick of the Stevedores.

Webster (L) and Schick
Baird (W) and McKinnon

(July 27)  Centre fielder Rich McPhee blasted a single and a three-run dinger to account for all the Longshoremen's’ runs as the defeated the Vancouver nine from the Lower Mainland circuit in an interlocking game at the Powell Street grounds. McPhee’s one-bagger drove in Don Ricketts in the third inning while his tater in the eight came off reliever Rick Maki who had just give up a walk and single.

Baird, Maki (L) (8) and Dreger, McKinnon (7)
Shannon (W) and Schick

(July 28)  Mike Arden slashed a solo homer in the first inning to set the pace for Vancouver of the Lower Mainland loop who went on to bomb the Industrial circuit’s C.Y.O. squad 13 to 2 in an interlocking match at the Powell Street grounds. Ken Markley paced the winners with the lumber, driving in four runs.

Docker (W) and McKinnon
Moser/Mosher (L), Baines/Bayne (3), Mayervich (7) and Doyle

(July 30)  Vancouver of the Lower Mainland League beat the Industrial League’s Longshoremen 5 to 2 at the Powell Street grounds in an interlocking fixture. Rick Maki and Keith Wilson combined to hold the Stevedores to three hits.

Maki (W), Wilson (5) and McKinnon
Cohen (L) and Nishi

(August 1)  Vancouver of the Lower Mainland League had to go an extra inning before edging C.Y.O. of the Industrial League in an interlocking tussle at Central Park. Wyatt Dreger led off the eighth with a double and came around to score the winning tally on a pair of wild pitches.

Grant, Baines/Bayne(3), Hunter (5), Mayervich (L) (6) and Doyle, Slater (5)
Wilson (W) and Docker

(August 2)  Bob Baird limited Burnaby to just two hits in pitching Vancouver to an impressive 4 to 1 victory in Lower Mainland Baseball League action at the Powell Street grounds. Baird received most of his offensive support from outfielder Wyatt Dreger who slammed a double and single, good for a pair of RBI’s.

Baird (W) and McKinnon
Brown (L) and Keller 

(August 4)  Ron Frederick drove in Ron McKinnon with the winning counter as the Burnaby baseballers outlasted Vancouver 9 to 8 in a Lower Mainland League slugfest at Central Park. The winners collected ten hits including three by Mike Keller. Vancouver’s Wyatt Dreger slugged a first-inning grand-slam four-bagger.

Docker, McCarrell (L) (5) and Dreger
Weinrauch, Enmark (2), Brown (W) (5) and Keller 


1967 INTERLOCKING PLAYOFFS


SEMI-FINALS  (best-of-five series)
North Shore vs Regents and Vancouver (Lower Mainland League) vs C.Y.O. (Industrial League)

(August 6)  The North Shore Pauls took a one-game lead in Industrial League semi-final action with a 3 to 2 victory over the Regents. Ken Bathgate, who nailed a two-run homer in the opening canto for the Pauls, led off the sixth panel with a double, stole third and eventually scored the winning run on a sacrifice fly hit by Bill Green. Derek McGillivray struck out ten and hurled a five-hitter for the win.

Frezell (L), Trinder (6) and Ross
McGillivray (W) and Sullivan

(August 6)  Vancouver of the Lower Mainland League bombed C.Y.O. of the Industrial circuit 11 to 0 in an interlocking semi-final match. Winning chucker Bob Baird breezed a dozen, threw a three-hitter and added a pair of bingles in going the route. Ted Kotschorek collected a triad of safe swats for the victors while teammates Wyatt Dreger and Terry Docker hammered home runs. Dreger added a two-bagger as well.

Thom (L), Baines/Bayne (2) and Slater
Baird (W) and Docker 

(August 8)  Vancouver rallied for five runs in the final two innings to edge C.Y.O 5 to 4 at Central Park and take a two games to none lead in their interlocking playoff showdown. Don McLeod and Wyatt Dreger hit back-to-back home runs in the sixth inning to trigger the comeback. McLeod’s blast came with one aboard.

Sweet (W) and McKinnon, Docker (7)
Mosher (L) and Lowery

[Note : Nothing was found in either the Vancouver Sun or Province relative to remaining game(s) in the series. However, Vancouver advanced to the Lower Mainland finals against Burnaby.]

(August 8)  Graham Frezell’s seventh-inning home run at the Powell Street grounds gave the Regents a 2 to 1 victory over North Shore in the Industrial League playoffs. The best-of-five semi-final series is now tied at one game each.

Nichol (L) and Sullivan
Trinder (W) and Ross

(August 10)  The Regents took a two games to one lead in their best-of-five semi-final series with the North Shore Pauls, squeaking out a narrow 1 to 0 conquest of the Norsemen. Winning pitcher Graham Frezell struck out 13 and walked just one. 

(August 11)  Clutch pitching by Bob Trinder and a timely single by John Rodenhizer gave the Regents a second straight 1 to 0 victory over North Shore, a victory which allowed them to advance to the Industrial finals against the Longshoremen. Rodenhizer drove in Al Gossman with the game’s only run in the third inning at the Powell Street grounds while Trinder mounted the hillock in relief of Regent starting twirler Dick Hargreaves in the seventh and succeeded in stopping a North Shore rally that loaded the bases with none out.

Miller (L) and Sullivan
Hargreaves (W), Trinder (7) and Ross

LEAGUE FINALS  (best-of-five series) 
Longshoremen vs Regents and Burnaby vs Vancouver

(August 13)  Behind the three-hit pitching of Larry Webster, the Longshoremen defeated the Regents 5 to 2 in the opener of the Industrial League finals at the Powell Street grounds.

Trinder (L), Wilson (6) and Ross
Webster (W) and Schick

(August 13)  Don McLeod’s two-run first-inning homer sparked Vancouver to a 3 to 0 win over Burnaby as the Lower Mainland finals got underway at Central Park. McLeod’s tater was all the encouragement pitcher Bob Baird needed in hurling a four-hitter for the complete-game victory. Baird rang up 11 punchouts, walked one and allowed only one base runner to reach second base.

Baird (W) and Docker
Miscisco (L) and Keller

(August 14)  The Regents had only one hit in the first inning but scored three times on the way to a 3 to 0 victory over the Longshore Canadians. The win squared the best-of-five Industrial League finals at one game each. Two errors and three walks by losing chucker Dave Kirk brought in the first two counters while the third crossed the dish on a successful bunt by Dennis Lefebvre. The Stevedores had a 6 to 3 edge in base knocks but couldn’t dent the armour of winning flinger Graham Frezell when bingles meant bacon.

Kirk (L) and Schick, Nishi (5)
Frezell (W) and Ross

(August 14)  Right-hander Murray Gage-Cole was at his sharpest for Burnaby in the Lower Mainland finals as he threw a sparkling two-hitter at Vancouver in a 2 to 0 victory. The win provided the Suburbanites with a 1 – 1 tie in the best-of-five series.

Gage-Cole (W) and Keller
Wilson (L), Sweet (3) and McKinnon, Docker (3)

(August 15)  The Longshoremen annexed game three of their final playoffs with the Regents to take a two games to one lead in the series. Final score, game details and batteries not published.

(August 16)  Vancouver defeated Burnaby in the third game of the Lower Mainland finals. No final score or game details found in either the Vancouver Sun or Province.

(August 18)  The Regents dropped the Longshoremen 5 to 2 to deadlock the Industrial League finals at two games each.

Trinder (W) and Ross
Webster (L) and Nishi

(August 18)  Vancouver dumped Burnaby 6 to 2 at Central Park to win the Lower Mainland Baseball League final series three games to one. Tim Chapman’s run-scoring double got things off-and-running in a four-run third-inning outbreak which set the wheels in motion for the Vancouver triumph. Don McLeod followed with a two-run round-tripper and Wyatt Dreger backed it up with a solo four-bagger.

Gage-Cole (L), Enmark (5) and Peterson
Maki (W) and Docker

(August 20)  The Regents captured the best-of-five Industrial League playoffs by downing the Longshoremen 6 to 2 at the Powell Street grounds. A three-run triple by outfielder Darryl Fenton in the second inning was the most telling blow of the contest. Graham Frezell yielded five hits in earning the mound decision. The Regents now take on Vancouver of the Lower Mainland League in the Interlocking finals.

Kirk (L), Webster (2) and Schick
Frezell (W) and Ross 

INTERLOCKING FINALS  (best-of-five series) 
Regents (Industrial League) vs Vancouver (Lower Mainland League)

(August 21)  Bob Baird, a burly right-hander with a popping fastball, overpowered the Regents of the Industrial League 5 to 1 with his pitching as the Lower Mainland League’s Vancouver nine won the opener of the best-of-five interlocking playoffs for senior amateur supremacy. Baird struck out seven while giving up only four hits in his complete-game performance on the hill. He also stroked a single and double which resulted in a pair of RBI’s.

Hargreaves (L), Wilson and Ross
Baird (W) and Docker

(August 22)  Catcher Ken Ross slashed a solo homer in the first inning as the Regents of the Industrial League squared their interlocking final series with the Lower Mainland Vancouver nine at a game apiece by nosing out the Ramadas 1 to 0 in a pitcher’s duel at the Powell Street grounds. The chunky backstop also collected the Hoteliers’ only other safe swat, a double in the sixth frame. Winning pitcher Graham Frezell gave up three singles, struck out eight and issued nary a walk. 

Wilson (L) and Docker
Frezell (W) and Ross

(August 25)  Husky centre fielder Darryl Fenton lambasted the spheroid for a two-run circuit-jack in the opening episode, followed with a two-run double in the third stanza and then capped a busy evening with the baton by pounding another two-run four-bagger in the sixth panel as the Regents, Industrial League champions, whitewashed the Vancouver Ramadas, Lower Mainland League titlists, 6 to 0 at Central Park to grab a two games to one lead in the interlocking finals. Fenton’s assault on the horsehide was more than enough for Regents’ mound veteran Bob Trinder to coast to the shutout win on a four-hitter.

Trinder (W) and Ross
Baird (L) and Docker 

(August 27)  The Regents literally walked to the greater Vancouver senior amateur baseball championship at the Powell Street grounds when they took a 3 to 2 decision from the Ramadas of the Lower Mainland alliance, taking the best-of-five series three games to one. Vancouver pitcher Don Sweet gave up three successive walks in the bottom-of-the-seventh inning, forcing in the run that gave the Industrial League champs the title. Sweet went into the seventh nursing a 2 to 1 lead and retired the first batter to face him but, after that, everything went sour.  Al Gossman doubled and Ken Ross was safe on an error. Ken McKenzie followed with a triple, scoring Gossman, but Ross was thrown out at the plate. The trio of free passes then decided the issue. Regents’ pitcher Bob Elliott gave up nine hits, including three each by Keith Wilson and Warren Coughlin, but was effective when in trouble. He struck out 13 and walked two.  

Maki, Sweet (L), (4) and Docker
Elliott (W) and Ross