1967 Game Reports         

 

(May 21)   Edmonton and Calgary teams settled little in the 1967 season openers at Renfrew Park at Edmonton and Buffalo Stadium at Calgary.

At Calgary, the Odeons down the Edmonton Seals 7-3 in the first game with the Seals rebounding for an 11-7 win in the second. Right-hander Alf Sedran tossed a six-hitter to help the Odeons to the win in the opener as they started fast with three runs in the first inning taking advantage of two Edmonton errors and a two-run single by Lynn Berridge. Two more errors in the 5th, combined with singles by Wayne Davies and Ron Mofffat accounted for another run and the Odeons rang up another three-spot in the 6th. Seals scored in the 3rd as Ron Watamaniuk lined an RBI single with two aboard and Julie Owchar followed with a double. Ed Tanner drove in the other Seals' marker in the 7th with a single.  Dale Turner took the loss. 

The Seals unleashed a 17-hit attack in the nightcap as they exploded for seven runs in the 6th inning to come from behind for the 11-7 victory. Seals starter Marv Chupka gave up six hits and four runs, including Mike Jennings' two-run homer, before giving way to reliever Trann Dawson in the 3rd.  An error opened the gates for three Odeons' tallies in the 4th before Dawson blanked the Calgary club over the last five innings. Seals picked up an unearned run in the 4th and scored three against right-hander Ken Hutton in the 5th before Willie Walasko put down the uprising. But, Walasko couldn't hold off the Seals in the 6th as the Edmonton entry sent 11 men to the plate.  Odeons had their chances, with 14 hits. They had runners on second and third with none out in the 7th when Wayne Davies lofted a fly ball to right-centre.  Neither of the runners tagged up and the Seals pulled off a triple play. 

Turner (L 0-1), Choley (6) and Waddle
Sedran (W 1-0) and Niwa, Wallin (7)

Chupka, Dawson (W 1-0) (3) and Chappel
Hutton, Walasko (L 0-1) (5) and Wallin

(May 22)  Calgary Cascades downed Edmonton Angels 6-5 in the first of two with the Angels scoring four in the last of the 6th and final inning to win the second contest 5-4 in a game shortened because of a six o'clock curfew.

Jim LaDuke fired a five-hitter as Cascades took the opener but the Angels, the defending provincial junior champions, took the second with the final inning uprising.  Reliever Ken Ewasiuk picked up the win.  Wally Cross took the loss.

LaDuke (W 1-0), Gray (8) and Sidle
Curtis (L 0-1), Gamble (8) and Lampert

Cross (L 0-1), Gray (6) and J. Moffat
Stroble, Ewasiuk (W 1-0) (6) and Lampert

(May 23)   Calgary Odeons were out-hit 9 to 8, but took advantage of 14 bases on balls, three hit batters and six errors to trounce the White Sox 15-4 at Buffalo Stadium.  Southpaw Wayne Davies fanned 17 in pitching a nine-hitter for the win.  Bill Fennessey had three hits and drove in four runs for the Odeons while Ron Moffat knocked in three. Shortstop Bob Duncan had four hits for the White Sox.  Brian Peters, who walked the only four batters he faced in the first inning, took the loss.

Davies (W 1-0) and Wallin
Peters (L 0-1), Clark (1), Maybie (6), Swinehart (8) and D. Twa

(May 23)  At Edmonton, the Blue Willow Angels downed the Army and Navy Cardinals 5-1.

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(May 24)    Second baseman Jim Rutherford blasted a three-run homer in the bottom of the 9th inning to give Calgary Cascades a 13-10 win over the White Sox.  It was Rutherford's second homer of the night. He accounted for five runs batted in.  Bob Duncan was the offensive force for the losers with four hits including a double and a homer. Kevin Nelson had a double and two singles. Right-hander Murney Nellis received credit for the win. He took over in the second inning and gave up nine hits while fanning 12 the rest of the way.

D. Twa, Swinehart (5), Arich (L 0-1) (7) and Rheinbolt, Critchlow (5)
Reed, Nellis (W 1-0) (2) and Sidle

(May 26)   Bob Hood, a 26-year-old right-hander fired a one-hitter Friday as Edmonton Seals blanked the Angels 3-0.

Hood (W 1-0) and xxx
Curtis (L 0-2) and xxx

(May 28)   At Buffalo Stadium, Edmonton's Ken Ewasiuk fired an six-hit shutout as the Angels scored four times in the 10th inning to down the White Sox 4-0 in the second game of a double-header.  Calgary won the opener 9-5. Ewasiuk fanned 19 and walked just one in registering his third win of the young season.  Juvenile grad Dave Twa matched Ewasiuk for nine frames, holding the Angels to six hits while compiling 13 strikeouts.  But, he walked Don Darling to open the 10th and the Angel second sacker was sacrificed to second and scored on Ron Reinhart's single.  The visitors then added three unearned runs. Bud L'Hirondelle had three hits for Edmonton.

In the first game, White Sox had 12 hits and the Angels made 8 errors to make it easy for the Calgary squad. Lyle Moffat belted a homer for the winners and Al Johnson helped with three hits. Dennis Luft, second of three White Sox hurlers, picked up the win.

Stroble (L 0-1), Curtis (6), L'Hirondelle (8) and Lampert
Peters, D. Luft (W 1-0) (5), Maybie (8) and Elliuk

Ewasiuk (W 3-0) and Lampert
D. Twa (L 0-1) and Critchlow

(May 28)  At Renfrew Park, the hometown Cardinals took the first game 5-2 with the Odeons rebounding for an 8-2 win in the nightcap.  19-year-old Malcolm Lynn out-dueled veteran Willie Walasko in the opener to win with a five-hitter. Chuck Moser belted a homer for the Cards.  Alf Sedran pitched a six-hitter in the second game to post his second win of the season.

Walasko (L 0-2) and Niwa
Lynn (W 1-0) and Hodgson

Sedran (W 2-0) and Wallin
Poelzer (L 0-1), Dombrosky (5), Kadatz (6) and Hodgson, Kulka (7)

Cascades    2 - 1  ---
Seals       2 - 1  ---
Odeons      3 - 2  ---
Angels      3 - 3  0.5
Cardinals   1 - 2  1.0
White Sox   1 - 3  1.5

(May 30)   Edmonton Seals scored four times in the 4th inning en route to a 5-2 win over the Edmonton Cardinals. Larry Murray fired a four-hitter for the win.

Murray (W 1-0) and xxx
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(May 31)   Edmonton Seals continued to get outstanding pitching as Bill Chahley fired a five-hit shutout in an 11-0 pasting of the Edmonton Angels.  Chahley struck out 13 and walked a pair in his complete game performance. It follows a one-hitter by Bob Hood Friday and a four-hitter by Larry Murray on Tuesday.  Seals took control with a five-run outburst in the second inning.  Jim Bradshaw paced the Seals' attack with a triple, three singles and a walk. Third baseman Ed Tanner had three hits.

Curtis (L 0-3), Gamble (2), Birdsell (7) and Lampert
Chahley (W 1-0) and Chappel

Seals       4 - 1  ---
Odeons      3 - 2  1.0
Cascades    2 - 1  1.0
Angels      3 - 4  2.0
Cardinals   1 - 3  2.5
White Sox   1 - 3  2.5

(June 2)  Bobby Richter's two-run homer in the bottom of the 9th inning gave Calgary Odeons an 8-6 win over Calgary Cascades.  Jim Rutherford's homer in the top of the 9th had tied the count for the Cascades.  Lynn Berridge also had a four-bagger for the Odeons.  Bob McBean was the winner in a relief role.

Greschuk, Berlando (L 0-1) (4) and MacRae
Hutton, McBean (W 1-0) (9) and Wallin

(June 4)   Ron Watamaniuk lifted Al Swinehart's first pitch of the 7th inning into shallow left-centre field for a single to ruin Swinehart's bid for a no-hitter as the White Sox topped the Seals 5-0 in the 7-inning first game of a double-header.  Dale Turner allowed just six hits in taking the loss. Dave Twa gave up just four hits in the second game but came away with a loss. The Seals scored a 1-0 triumph as Trann Dawson held the White Sox to seven hits. The only run game in the first inning as centre-fielder Andy Skujins, who had three hits, led off the frame with a single, stole second, moved to third on a wild pitch and scored on Turner's sacrifice fly. 

Swinehart (W 1-0) and Elliuk
Turner (L 0-2) and Waddle

Twa (L 0-2) and Guynn
Dawson (W 2-0) and Chappel

(June 4)  Calgary Cascades pounded out 16 hits, including homers by Jim Rutherford and Al Longmore, to down Edmonton Cardinals 12-8 in the first of two at Calgary. Stan Kulka and Bob McKinnon belted homers for the Cards. Murney Nellis, who relieved in the 5th inning, picked up the win. Cards came back to rout the Cascades 15-6 in the second game with three big innings, a four-run 1st, another four runs in the 3rd and a six-run 6th. The winners rapped 17 hits. Don Kadatz survived 13 hits to register the pitching win. Cascades got homers from Jack MacRae and Nellis.

Ryan, Lynn (3), Poelzer (L 0-2) (7) and Hodgson, Kulka (8)
LaDuke, Nellis (W 2-0) (5) and Moffat

Kadatz (W 1-1) and Kulka
Reed (L 0-1), Fortin (3), Gray (6) and MacRae

Seals       5 - 2  ---
Odeons      4 - 2  0.5
Cascades    3 - 3  1.5
Angels      3 - 4  2.0
Cardinals   2 - 4  2.5
White Sox   2 - 4  2.5

(June 6)   Ken Ewasiuk followed up his six-hit shutout of May 28th with a two-hit shutout Tuesday as the Edmonton Blue Willow Angels blanked the Seals 4-0.  The left-hander fanned 10, walked a pair, and helped at the plate with two hits in three trips. He's now 4-0 on the season with 45 strikeouts in his three starts and one relief effort. About the only thing Ewasiuk hasn't done this season is pitch a no-hitter. "The season is still young," said the Angels' hurler in the dressing room after the game. "I'll get that no-hitter yet."  Ewasiuk gave up an infield single to Andy Skujins, the first batter he faced, and a single to Ron Watamaniuk with two outs in the 9th but was nearly perfect in between. Bob Hood allowed nine hits in taking the loss.  Angels got the only run they needed in the first inning as lead-off man Don Darling singled, stole second, advanced to third on a wild pitch and scored on a fielder's choice. They added a pair in the 4th on three singles and a pair of Seals' errors.  Bill Schur doubled home the final run in the 5th.

Hood (L 1-1) and Chappel
Ewasiuk (W 4-0) and Lampert

(June 6)   Alf Sedran fired a four-hitter and the Calgary Odeons rapped 16 hits in crushing the Cascades 14-3. Bill Fennessey belted a homer for the winners.  Bob Luft, the first of three Cascades' hurlers, took the loss.

B. Luft (L 0-1), Pozzo (6), Gray (8) and MacRae
Sedran (W 3-0) and Niwa

Odeons      5 - 2  ---
Seals       5 - 3  0.5
Angels      4 - 4  1.5
Cascades    3 - 4  2.0
White Sox   2 - 4  2.5
Cardinals   2 - 4  2.5

(June 7)   Angels' right-hander Rick Curtis suffered his 4th straight defeat as four errors behind him led to a 7-6 loss to the Cardinals. The 18-year-old allowed just seven hits and fanned 14.  Zen Chaba scored the winning run in the 8th inning on an overthrow on an attempted pick off at first base. Angels had 12 hits in a losing cause. Jim Poelzer picked up the win in relief.

Curtis (L 0-4) and McAra
Dombrosky, Popik (1), Poelzer (8) (W 1-2) and Kulka

(June 7)   Veteran right-hander Willie Walasko tossed a five-hitter and survived three errors as the Odeons whipped the White Sox 14-4.  After taking a 2-1 lead after the first inning, a six-run 2nd frame put the game on ice. Centre fielder Bill Fennessey clubbed a homer for the winners who had 12 hits against three White Sox hurlers.

Walasko (W 1-2) and Niwa, Wallin (7)
Arich (L 0-2), Switzer (1), Maybie (2) and Elliuk

(June 8)   In a wild one at Calgary, the Cascades, down 12-4 going into the bottom of the 9th, exploded for nine runs to shade the White Sox 13-12 in a game which produced a total of 25 runs, 26 hits and eight errors. Jim Berlando, who replaced starter Al Greschuk in the 4th inning, picked up the win.  Ian Clark, the third of three Sox' hurlers, took the loss.

Swinehart, Twa (7), Clark (L 0-1) (9) and Guynn
Greschuk, Berlando (W 1-1) (4) and Sidle

(June 13)   Edmonton Cardinals rallied for three runs in the bottom of the 8th inning to shade Edmonton Seals 5-4.  With the Seals leading 4-2 with two out and two on in the 8th, Seals' left fielder Jerry Powlik was all set to make a routine catch of a fly ball off the bat of Bob Mckinnon. But, he lost it in the lights and dropped it as Chuck Moser raced home. Henry Hodgson then doubled to score Don Kadatz and McKinnon. Moser led the Cards with three hits. Kadatz went the distance on the hill for the win. He allowed just seven hits.  Larry Murray took the loss.

Murray (L 1-1), Dawson (8) and Waddle
Kadatz (W 2-1) and Kulka

(June 13)   Bill Fennessey drove in the winning run with a double in the 10th inning as Calgary Odeons downed the White Sox 8-7 to extend their lead atop the standings to two games. Reliever Rick Horb registered the pitching win. Right fielder Ron White belted a three-run homer for the Sox.

Swinehart, Duncan (L 0-1) (5) and McFadyen
Weitz, Horb (W 1-0) (6) and Wallin, Taylor (10)

Odeons      7 - 2  ---
Seals       5 - 4  2.0
Cardinals   4 - 4  2.5
Cascades    4 - 4  2.5
Angels      4 - 5  3.0
White Sox   2 - 7  5.0

(June 14)  Last week following a two-hit shutout performance, 20-year-old Ken Ewasiuk of the Edmonton Angels mused a no-hitter might well be in the cards as the season was still young.  Wednesday night, the left-hander accomplished just that in setting down the Army and Navy Cardinals 2-1 in 11 innings. The no-hit victory was Ewasiuk's 5th of the season, without a loss.

Ewasiuk (W 5-0) and xxx
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(June 14)  At Calgary, the Cascades shaded the last-place White Sox 12-11. Last Thursday, the Cascades scored nine runs in the last of the 9th inning to down the Sox 13-12.

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(June 15)   Calgary Odeons weathered a three homer barrage by the Calgary Cascades to take a 14-13 decision Thursday night.

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(June 19)    Second baseman Chuck Moser dropped a fly ball with the bases loaded and two out in the bottom of the 9th inning and the Edmonton Seals scored three times to down the Cardinals 5-4.  The Cards had taken a 4-2 lead with a pair in the top of the 9th.  Reliever Trann Dawson picked up the win.  Mark Boyd took the loss.

Popik, Boyd (L 0-1) (8) and Kulka
Chahley, Dawson (W 3-0) (8) and Waddle, Tanner (9)

(June 20)  Edmonton Safeway Seals pounded out 22 hits in demolishing the Blue Willow Angels 21-4. John Stankey led the offensive with five hits in six trips to the plate. Angels' starter Rick Curtis lasted just 2/3s of an inning giving up eight runs on seven hits. It was a night for the hitters as the Angels rapped 15 hits in six innings off Seals' starter Bob Hood.

Curtis (L 0-5), Lynn (1), Olsen (7) and xxx
Hood (W 2-1), xxx (7) and xxx

(June 20)  Calgary Cascades again whipped the White Sox, this time 19-5.  Cascades had 13 hits, all singles, against three Sox hurlers. Jim Berlando and Bill Bester each drove in four runs with a pair of singles.  Right-hander Doug Chilton made his first start for the Cascades after being obtained from the Odeons. He allowed just six hits, fanned 12, but walked eight. He helped on offense scoring three times. Cascades opened fast with three in the first inning and eight in the second.

Quigley (L 0-1), Switzer (2), D. Twa (6) and Hrdlicka
Chilton (W 1-0) and MacRae

Odeons      8 - 2  ---
Seals       7 - 4  1.5
Cascades    6 - 5  2.5
Angels      5 - 6  3.5
Cardinals   4 - 6  4.0
White Sox   2 - 9  6.5

(June 21)   Chris Coffman's three-run homer in the first inning powered the Army and Navy Cardinals to a 5-3 win over the Seals Wednesday night.  The blast sent starter Trann Dawson to the showers with only one man out in the initial frame.  Dave Kosteniuk added some insurance with a four-bagger over the left field wall in the 7th inning. Jim Poelzer went the distance with a six-hitter for the win.

Poelzer (W 2-2) and xxx
Dawson (L 3-1), Turner (1) and xxx

(June 21)   A three-run homer by Bob Trembecky and a two-run shot by Al Longmore paced Calgary Cascades to an 8-5 win over Calgary Odeons. Bob Luft registered the pitching win.  Al Sedran took the loss.

Luft (W 1-1), Nellis (6) and Sidle
Sedran (L 3-1) and Wallin

(June 22)  Odeons vs White Sox

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(June 23)   Chuck Moser singled in Harry Hodgson with the winning run in the bottom of the 9th inning to give Edmonton Cardinals a 4-3 win over the Blue Willow Angels.  Don Kadatz went the distance with a seven-hitter for the win, his third of the season.  Lefty Ken Ewasiuk, who allowed just three hits and belted a homer for the Angels, took the tough-luck loss, his first after five straight wins.

Ewasiuk (L 5-1) and xxx
Kadatz (W 3-1) and xxx

(June 23)  At Calgary, Jim LaDuke scattered six hits as Cascades downed the White Sox 6-2. Dennis Luft took the loss. Bob Trembecky led the winners with four hits in five trips to the plate. Roger Pozzo and LaDuke each had a pair of singles.

LaDuke (W 2-0) and Longmore
D. Luft (L 1-2), Mayes (7), Duncan (7) and Guynn

(June 24)   Harvey Popik tossed a seven-hitter as Edmonton Cardinals shutout the Angels 2-0. Malcolm Lynn allowed just six hits in taking the loss.

Popik (W 1-0) and xxx
Lynn (L 1-1) and xxx

(June 25)  At Renfrew Park, the Army and Navy Cardinals took a pair of one-run victories from the White Sox, 3-2 and 11-10.  Right fielder George Kjenner led the attack with two hits in the first game and four hits and four RBI in the second. Behind 7-4 in the second contest, the Cardinals erupted for seven runs in the 7th inning helped by six walks by White Sox pitchers. Mark Boyd tossed a three-hitter to win the opener. Al Swinehart and Bart Maybie combined on a two-hitter in a losing cause. Reliever Doug Wolansky picked up the win in the nightcap.

Swinehart (L 1-1), Maybie (5) and McFadyen
Boyd (W 1-1) and Kulka

D. Twa, Maybie (2), Duncan (L 0-2) (6), Florio (7), Duncan (7) and McFadyen, Critchlow (6)
Poelzer, Wolansky (W 1-0) (6), Kadatz (9) and Harry Hodgson

(June 25)  Ron Watamaniuk had a day for the scrap book as the Edmonton Seals embarrassed the Calgary Cascades 24-3 in the first game of a double-header. The second baseman slugged a grand slam homer and a bases-loaded double as the Seals ripped 21 hits in a game shortened to seven innings. Seals started with a six-run first inning and had the biggest inning of the season by any club in the 6th when they exploded for 12 runs. John Stankey drove in four runs as he homered and added two doubles.  Andy Skujins also produced four runs as he doubled and hit a pair of singles. Dale Turner had a double and three singles. Bob Trembecky clouted a homer and double for the Cascades. Bill Chahley won it with a seven-hitter.

Chahley (W 2-0) and Waddle
Berlando (L 1-3), Gray (1), B. Luft (6), Rutherford (6) and J. Moffat

The Cascades rebounded for an 11-10 victory in the second game. Murney Nellis blasted a towering home run in the bottom of the 9th inning for the win. It climaxed an uphill struggle for the Calgarians who trailed 7-2 in the 4th inning.  Al Longmore added a two-run homer for the winners and winning pitcher Doug Chilton drove in a pair with two singles.  Don Maxwell doubled and singled. Chilton struggled to go the distance for his second straight victory as he gave up six hits and 12 bases on balls.

Dawson, Hood (L 2-2) (6) and Chappel, Tanner (8)
Chilton (W 2-0) and MacRae

Odeons      9 -  3  ---
Cascades    9 -  6  1.5
Cardinals   9 -  6  1.5
Seals       8 -  6  2.0
Angels      5 -  8  4.5
White Sox   2 - 13  8.5

(June 27)  Army and Navy Cardinals won their fourth straight, moving to just a half-game back of the league-leading Calgary Odeons, with a 6-4 win over the Blue Willow Angels. Don Kadatz scattered seven hits in going the distance for the win, his fourth  Rick Curtis suffered his 6th straight loss for the Angels. Centre fielder Gord Tucker paced the Cards with a triple and single, knocking in a pair of runs. Catcher Terry Lampert had three hits and two RBI for the Angels.

Kadatz (W 4-1) and Kulka
Curtis (L 0-6), Gamble (9) and Lampert

(June 27)   Calgary Cascades are just a game out of first place after a 10-3 win over the Odeons. Ian Reed allowed just five hits in going the route for the win, helped by Jim Rutherford's 5th homer of the season. Gary Weitz took the loss.

Weitz (L 0-1), Horb (2), McBean (8) and Wallin
Reed (W 1-1) and MacRae, Longmore (5)

(June 28)   Edmonton Safeway Seals scored all their runs in the 2nd inning and held on for a 3-1 win over the Blue Willow Angels.

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Ewasiuk (L 5-2) and xxx

(June 28)   Alf Sedran fired a four-hitter to lead Calgary Odeons to a 6-1 victory over Calgary White Sox. Odeons scored four in the first inning and cruised to the win.  The lone run against Sedran was unearned. Bob Richter paced the Odeons with three hits. Lynn Berridge had a pair.

D. Twa (L 0-3) and Florio
Sedran (W 4-1) and Wallin

(June 29)  The Calgary Cascades, who've made a habit of beating up on the White Sox, did it again Thursday night whipping the Sox 16-7 as Bob Trembecky slugged a pair of homers. Cascades broke open  a close game with a seven-run 9th inning.  Jim Berlando drove in a pair with four hits, one of them a double. Jim Rutherford had a double and two singles. Lyle Moffat led the White Sox with a triple, double and two singles. Jim LaDuke received credit for the win, his third without a loss.

LaDuke (W 3-0), Chilton (8) and Longmore
Swinehart (L 1-2), Maybie (6), D. Luft (9), Duncan (9) and Florio

Odeons     10 -  4  ---
Cascades   11 -  6  0.5
Cardinals  10 -  6  1.0
Seals       9 -  6  1.5
Angels      5 - 10  5.5
White Sox   2 - 15  9.5

(June 30)   Edmonton Cardinals topped the Seals 6-2.

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(July 1)   Edmonton Angels hammered Rick Horb and Willie Walasko for 15 hits in a 13-3 rout of the Odeons in the first game of a twin-bill. Dave McAra drove in four runs for the Angels with a pair of homers and a single. Bill Miller had four singles as Malcolm Lynn tossed a seven-hitter for the win. Odeons made seven errors. In the second game, Ron Moffat blasted a three-run homer in the bottom of the 9th inning to give the Odeons a 5-4 victory and a split of the day's action. Walasko was the winner in relief. Rick Curtis took his 7th consecutive defeat.

Lynn (W 2-1) and Lampert
Horb (L 1-1), Walasko (7) and Niwa

Curtis (L 0-7) and Lampert
Hutton, Weitz (7), Walasko (W 2-2) (7) and Wallin

(July 2)  Calgary Cascades moved into sole possession of first place with a double-header sweep of the Edmonton Angels, 4-3 and 12-11. A three-run 5th inning, highlighted by Jack MacRae's two-run single, carried Cascades to the first game win. Doug Chilton, with late relief help from Murney Nellis, picked up the win over Angels' ace Ken Ewasiuk who dropped his third straight. Cascades nearly blew a huge early lead in the second game before holding off the Angels for the one-run triumph.  Cascades scored seven runs in the 2nd inning to pull ahead 8-0 and had a 12-6 lead going into the 8th before the Angels erupted for five runs. Jim Rutherford drove in six runs for the winners with a double and two singles while Bill Bester connected for two doubles and a single. Murney Nellis registered his fourth win in taking the mound decision.

Ewasiuk (L 5-3) and Lampert
Chilton (W 3-0), Nellis (9) and Longmore

Brimacombe (L 0-1), Lynn (2), Olsen (5) and McAra, Lampert (8)
Nellis (W 4-0), Rutherford (8) and J. Moffat, Longmore (9)

(July 2)   Edmonton Seals took a pair from Calgary Odeons 3-2 and 14-1.  Bill Chahley hurled a five-hitter to take the first game besting Alf Sedran who had a six-hit performance.  Seals ran away with the nightcap with a 15-hit attack while Rick Emard went the distance holding the Odeons to eight hits. Wayne Davies took the loss.

Sedran (L 4-2), Horb (6) and Wallin
Chahley (W 3-0) and Stankey

Davies (L 2-1), McBean (4), Petts (8) and Wallin
Emard (W 1-0) and Waddle

Cascades   13 -  6  ----
Cardinals  11 -  6   1.0
Seals      11 -  7   1.5
Odeons     11 -  7   1.5
Angels      6 - 13   7.0
White Sox   2 - 15  10.0

(July 4)   Bob Trembecky ripped a pair of homers, including a game-winning two-run shot in the bottom of the 9th, to give Calgary Cascades a 7-5 victory over the Calgary White Sox.  It was Trembecky's second straight two-homer game at Buffalo stadium and boosted him into the lead in homers with six. It was the 13th straight loss for the White Sox. Ian Reed allowed just five hits in registering the mound decision.  Doug McFadyen took the loss in his first start for the Sox. 

McFadyen (L 0-1) and D. Twa
Reed (W 2-1) and Sidle, MacRae (6)

(July 4)   Cardinals 6 Seals 5

(July 5)   Calgary White Sox snapped a 13-game losing streak coming from behind with a four-run 8th inning in a 6-5 victory over the Calgary Odeons.  Mike Jennings two-run double in the top of the 8th had given the Odeons a 5-2 lead. Doug McFadyen led off the bottom of the 8th for the Sox with a double. After pinch-hitter Al Twa popped up, Phil Stoochnoff drilled a run-scoring single and Al Swinehart followed with an RBI double. Wayne Shaw's single chased starter Ken Hutton and Hal Iverson greeted reliever Bob McBean with a single to tie the game at 5-5.  Lyle Moffat drew an intentional walk before pinch-hitter Al Johnson lifted a single into short centre field to score the winner.

Hutton (L 0-1), McBean (8) and Wallin
D. Twa, Swinehart (W 2-2) (8) and Florio, McFadyen (6)

(July 5)   Edmonton Angels upset the Cardinals 4-3 at Edmonton.

(July 6)   Calgary Odeons, down 7-0, exploded for nine runs in the 7th inning and went on to down the Cascades 11-9.  They had seven hits in the big inning and were aided by a costly error. Catcher Al Longmore dropped the ball on a force play at home plate and the miscue opened the gates for the Odeons. Bob McBean, who picked up the pitching win in a relief appearance, drove in the go-ahead runs to climax the rally with a double against Doug Chilton, the third Cascades' hurler.  Odeons tagged Chilton for what proved to be the deciding runs in the 8th inning on two singles, a sacrifice and a wild pitch. Each team had 14 hits.  Wayne Davies and Mike Jennings each had three for the Odeons. Bob Trembecky again was the big bat for the Cascades driving in four runs with a homer, double and two singles. Longmore also had a homer and knocked in four tallies. Jim Rutherford added three singles.

LaDuke, Pozzo (L 0-1) (7), Chilton (7) and Longmore
Sedran, McBean (W 2-0) (7), Jennings (9) and Wallin

(July 7)  In his 16th summer of senior ball, Willie Walasko displayed some of his old time form with a four-hit shutout as Odeons blanked the White Sox 4-0. The right-hander rang up 13 strike outs and walked just one.  It was a night for the pitchers at Buffalo Stadium as Reg Earhardt also fired a four-hitter in a losing cause for the White Sox. Earhardt had 12 strikeouts and two bases on balls. Lynn Berridge's two-run double in the 4th inning proved to be all the Odeons needed.

Earhardt (L 0-1) and Florio, Critchlow (7)
Walasko (W 3-2) and Niwa

(July 7)  Edmonton Seals erupted for six runs in the 7th inning and embarrassed the Blue Willow Angels 14-0 at Edmonton.

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Cascades   14 -  7   ---
Cardinals  12 -  7   1.0
Odeons     13 -  8   1.0
Seals      12 -  8   1.5
Angels      7 - 14   7.0
White Sox   3 - 17  10.5

(July 9)   Edmonton Safeway Seals took a pair from the Cascades, 6-5 and 1-0, to take over sole possession of first place. John Stankey was key to the first game win belting a three-run homer and a single. Rich Emard's sacrifice plated the winning run in the 6th inning.  Bob Trembecky, with a double and single, led the Cascades. 

Seals scored in the bottom of the 9th for the only run in the second game. Julie Owchar led off with a double and scored on Dale Turner's single.  Larry Murray was the winner with a four-hitter. Bob Luft, who gave up seven hits, took the loss.

Reed, LaDuke (L 3-1) (2) and Longmore
Hood, Dawson (W 4-2) (4), Murray (7) and Tanner

Luft (L 1-2) and J. Moffat, Longmore (8)
Murray (W 3-1) and Waddle

(July 11)   Edmonton Angels shaded the Cardinals 9-8.

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(July 11)  In an offensive display, which produced 28 hits, including five home runs, the Odeons downed the White Sox 14-7. The victory moved the Odeons back into a share of first place with the Edmonton Seals.  The Sox held a 3-2 edge going into the bottom of the 4th when Bill Fennessey connected for the first of his two homers. Lynn Berridge followed with a triple and scored the go-ahead run on Brian Wallin's single. They scored in every inning after that. Mike Jennings crushed a two-run homer to left during the onslaught while Bob Richter belted a triple and three singles.  Lyle Moffat led the Sox with his 5th homer of the season and a pair of singles. Rod White also had a four-bagger. Alf Sedran survived 12 hits to go the route for the win. He struck out eight and walked a pair. Dave Twa took the loss.

D. Twa (L 0-4), Maybie (4), Swinehart (5), Duncan (8) and McFadyen
Sedran (W 5-2) and Wallin

(July 12)  Edmonton Seals defeated the Blue Willow Angels 5-3.

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(July 12)   Veteran outfielder Bill Fennessey paced a 13-hit attack with a triple and three singles as the Odeons crushed the error-prone Cascades 12-4.  Mike Jennings knocked in three runs with a double and single while Bob Richter and Ron Moffat each drove in a pair. Lefty Wayne Davies held the Cascades to six hits, walked seven and set down 15 by strike outs. Cascades made seven errors.

Davies (W) and Niwa, Wallin (4)
Chilton (L), Nellis (6), Rutherford (7) and Longmore

Seals      15 -  8   ---
Odeons     15 -  8   ---
Cardinals  12 -  8   1.5
Cascades   14 - 10   1.5
Angels      8 - 15   7.0
White Sox   3 - 18  11.0

(July 13)   Calgary Cascades took a 5-0 lead after three innings and managed to hold on for a 5-4 triumph over the White Sox who dropped their 19th game in 22 decisions. Jim Berlando, with relief by Jim Rutherford, picked up the win helped by Bob Trembecky's two-run homer.  Lyle Moffat belted a homer for the Sox.  Reg Earhardt fired five innings of one-hit relief for the Sox after the Cascades scored all five markers off starter Doug McFadyen.

Berlando (W 2-3), Rutherford (7) and J. Moffat, MacRae
McFadyen (L 0-2), Earhardt (5) and Florio, McFadyen (5)

(July 14)   Bill Chahley twirled a four-hitter to register his 5th straight win as Edmonton Seals climbed into first place with a 4-1 victory over the Army and Navy Cardinals.  Seals punched out ten hits against Mark Boyd.

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Boyd (L) and xxx

Seals      16 -  8   ---
Odeons     15 -  8   0.5
Cascades   15 - 10   1.5
Cardinals  12 -  9   2.5
Angels      8 - 15   7.5
White Sox   3 - 19  12.0

(July 16)   Calgary Odeons, riding the arms and bats of Willie Walasko and Alf Sedran, swept a twin-bill from the Edmonton Cardinals to move into first place in the AMBL standings.  Walasko fired an eight-hitter for his 4th straight win and drove in what proved to be the winning run with a triple off the left-centre field wall in the 4th inning as Odeons cruised to a 10-2 victory in the first game. Mike Jennings got the Odeons on the board early with a two-run homer in the first inning. Henry Hodgson had a homer for the Cardinals. Jennings and Bob Richter each had three hits. Walasko fanned 12 and walked just one in his route-going performance.

Sedran held the Cards to six hits in the Odeons' 4-1 win in the second game and powered the offense with a solo home run and two-run triple. The right-hander battled control problems, he walked eight, and overcame four errors to go the distance for the pitching win.  He lost a shutout bid with two out in the 9th when Gordie Tucker belted an inside-the-park homer.

Poelzer (L 3-6) and Kulka
Walasko (W 4-2) and Niwa

Kadatz (L) and Kulka
Sedran (W) and Wallin

(July 16)   Edmonton Blue Willow Angels featured outstanding pitching, a two-hitter by Rick Curtis, and a four-hit game by Malcolm Lynn, to take a pair from the White Sox, 2-1 and 5-1. The win for Curtis was his 3rd straight after seven consecutive losses to start the summer.

D. Twa (L 0-5) and Florio
Curtis (W 3-7) and Reinhart

Earhardt (L 0-2), Duncan (7) and McFadyen, Critchlow (8)
Lynn (W 3-2) and Lampert

Odeons     17 -  8   ---
Seals      16 -  8   0.5
Cascades   15 - 10   2.0
Cardinals  12 - 11   4.0
Angels     10 - 15   7.0
White Sox   3 - 21  13.5

(July 18)  Calgary Odeons rallied from a 5-1 deficit with two big innings to defeat the Cascades 9-6 with a 13-hit attack.  Odeons knotted the count with a four-run 4th inning. Cascades scored in the 5th to regain the lead but the Odeons got one in the 6th and three more in the 8th to take the win.  Wayne Davies was the winner with 6 2/3s innings of superb relief and crushed a bases-loaded triple for the 8th inning runs. Outfielder Joe Garcia made two outstanding catches in centre field and started two double plays. He also capped the 4th inning uprising with a bases-load triple. Murney Nellis took the loss.  Bob Trembecky belted a homer, his 9th of the season, and a double for the Cascades.

B. Luft, Nellis (L 4-1) (4) and Longmore
Hutton, Davies (W 4-1) (3) and Wallin

Odeons     18 -  8   ---
Seals      16 -  8   1.0
Cascades   15 - 11   3.0
Cardinals  12 - 11   4.5
Angels     10 - 15   7.5
White Sox   3 - 21  14.0


>Odeons     21 -  8   ---  WWW
Seals      19 -  8   1.0  WWW
Cardinals  16 - 13   5.0  WWWW LL
Cascades   17 - 14   5.0  WW LLL
Angels     10 - 16   9.5  L
White Sox   4 - 28  18.5
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(July 30)  Calgary Odeons and the Blue Willow Angels split a twin-bill at Edmonton. Odeons took the opener 4-3 while the Angels took the nightcap 6-5.

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(August 1)   Edmonton Seals downed Edmonton Angels 9-4 Tuesday to take a slight percentage point lead atop the AMBL standings.  Right-hander Larry Murray scattered ten hits in going the distance for the victory, his 5th against one loss. Rick Curtis took the loss to drop his record to 3-9.  Rich Emard slugged a homer for the Seals, his second of the season.

Murray (W 5-1) and xxx
Brimacombe, Curtis (L 3-9), Birdsell (7) and xxx

Odeons     22 -  9   --- WL
Seals      20 -  8   0.5 W
Cardinals  16 - 13   5.0
Cascades   17 - 14   5.0
Angels     11 - 18  10.0 LLW
White Sox   4 - 28  18.5

(August 3)   A six-run rally in the 7th inning carried the Calgary Odeons to a 12-8 win over Cascades. Rick Horb allowed eight hits in going the distance for the win.  Bob Liddington highlighted a 10-hit attack with a homer. Horb held the Cascades to just one earned run until Jim Rutherford crushed a three-run homer in the 8th inning. It was his 6th of the season.

Horb (W 3-1) and Wallin
B. Luft, Nellis (L 4-2) (6), Rutherford (7) and Sanderson

(August 3)  Seals defeated the Angels.

(August 4)   Edmonton Cardinals blanked the Blue Willow Angels 7-0 in a rain-shortened contest.

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(August 5)  Edmonton Angels downed the Safeway Seals 7-5.

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(August 6)  Harvey Popik pitched shutout ball as Edmonton Cardinals topped the Seals 4-0.

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Odeons     23 -  9   ---
Seals      21 - 10   1.5
Cardinals  18 - 13   4.5
Cascades   17 - 15   6.0
Angels     12 - 20  11.0
White Sox   4 - 28  19.0

PLAYOFFS

(August 6)  In the opening game of a best-of-seven semi-final series, Calgary Odeons shaded the Cascades 4-3 as Alf Sedran tossed a five-hitter, fanned 12 and drove in the winning run with an 8th inning single. With the count knotted at 3-3. Brian Wallin singled to centre with one out.  Pinch-hitter Joe Garcia drew a walk and, after Bob Taylor went down on strikes, losing pitching Jim LaDuke surrendered the RBI single to Sedran. Bill Fennessey's solo homer in the 4th opened the scoring.  After Sedran had hurled no-hit ball for five innings, Cascades scored all their tallies in the 6th with four of their five singles.  Bob Trembecky drove in a pair and Jack MacRae plated the third. Odeons responded with two in the bottom of the 6th as Ron Moffat belted a homer to right with Mike Jennings aboard with a lead-off single.

LaDuke (L) and MacRae
Sedran (W) and Wallin

(August 8)   Calgary Odeons exploded with an eight run rally in the 9th inning to down Cascades 13-7 to take a 2-0 game lead in their semi-final series. With the Cascades up 7-5 and one out, hurler Doug Chilton surrendered singles to Ron Moffat and Bill Fennessey and loaded the bases with a walk to Brian Wallin.  Manager Jerry Moffat brought in Jim Rutherford from second base to take the hill and he got pinch-hitter Wayne Davies to bounce a potential double-play grounder to the left side of the infield but third sacker Roger Pozzo threw wildly to catcher Jack MacRae and a run scored and the Odeons proceeded to bat around and take a six-run lead.  Ron Moffat led the Odeons driving in four runs with two doubles and a pair of singles. Bob Trembecky belted a homer and double for the Cascades while Rutherford added a pair of doubles and Vic Luciak had a double and single. Willie Walasko went the distance for the win giving up eight hits and surviving five Odeons' errors.

Walasko (W) and Wallin
Chilton (L), Rutherford (9), Pozzo (9) and MacRae

(August 9)   Edmonton Cardinals edged the Safeway Seals 4-3 in the opening game of their semi-final series.

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(August 10)   Calgary Cascades erupted for six runs in the 4th inning and held on to edge the Odeons 12-11 for their first win of the semi-final series. Cascades survived eight errors, four by shortstop Don Maxwell. Bob Trembecky led the 14-hit Cascades' offensive with three hits, one a two-run homer. Jim Rutherford knocked in five runs with a pair of doubles, one with the bases loaded. Maxwell added three safeties. Reliever Ian Reed received credit for the win. Odeons' starter Rick Horb took the loss.

B. Luft, Reed (4), Nellis (7) and MacRae
Horb (L), Sedran (4), Davies (9) and Wallin

(August 11)   Right-hander Don Kadatz hurled a four-hitter Friday as Edmonton Cardinals downed the Seals 5-3 in the second game of their semi-final series.  The 18-year-old Kadatz struck out nine and walked four while loser Larry Murray yielded 10 of the 11 Cardinals' hits, whiffed eight and walked four. 

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Murray (L) Dawson (7) and xxx

(August 13)  Edmonton Seals downed the Cardinals 3-1 at Edmonton in the third game of their semi-final series.

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(August 13)  Jim Rutherford's soft liner to left-centre field with two out in the 7th inning scored Doug Chilton with the winning run as Calgary Cascades shaded Calgary Odeons 3-2 to tie their semi-final series at two games apiece. Cascades had taken a 2-0 lead in the 2nd inning as hits by Murney Nellis and Chilton knocked in the runs. Odeons scored in the 5th as Bob Liddington tripled and scored on a single by Bill Fennessey.  Odeons scored again in the 6th as Alf Sedran singled to drive in Joe Garcia who had walked. Chilton, who started the season with the Odeons and was released, gave up nine hits and six walks but went the distance for the win. Lefty Wayne Davies allowed seven hits in taking the loss.

Davies (L) and Wallin
Chilton (W) and MacRae

(August 15)   Bill Chahley fired a three-hitter to lead Edmonton Seals to a 7-3 win over the Cardinals in the fourth game of their semi-final series.

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(August 16)  Edmonton Army and Navy Cardinals downed the Seals 7-5.

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(August 16)   Calgary Cascades won their third straight semi-final contest trouncing the Odeons 11-3 to take a 3-2 game lead in the best-of-seven set. Reliever Bob Luft held the Odeons to just three hits and an unearned run in seven innings.  Cascades took the lead in the first inning on Bob Trembecky's two-run homer, his 13th of the season, and never looked back. Trembecky, with his homer and a triple, Jim Berlando, a double and two singles, Al Longmore and Roger Pozzo each drove in two runs for the winners.  Ron Moffat rapped a triple and two singles in a losing cause.

Cross, B. Luft (W) (3) and MacRae
Walasko (L), Sedran (6), Jennings (8) and Wallin

(August 17)   Calgary Odeons rallied from an 10-2 deficit with 10 unearned runs in the 5th inning and held on to dump the Cascades 16-12 to force a seventh and deciding game in their semi-final series. Bill Fennessey's grand slam homer and Joe Garcia's two-run shot highlighted the 5th inning eruption. Bob Trembecky socked a pair of homers, his 14th and 15th for the season, and a triple for the Cascades. Jack MacRae also had three hits, one of them a homer.

Davies, Horb (W) (2), Sedran (6), Jennings (8) and Wallin
LaDuke, Chilton (L) (6), Nellis (6), Rutherford (7) and MacRae

(August 18)   Calgary Cascades took an early 5-0 lead and went on to a 6-4 victory over Odeons in the deciding game of their semi-final series.  Ian Reed tossed a five-hitter in going the distance for the win.  Don Maxwell and Al Longmore knocked in first inning runs for the Cascades and doubles by Jim Berlando and Murney Nellis accounted for three in the 3rd.  Veterans Willie Walasko and Bill Fennessey did their best to spark the Odeons. Walasko was superb in 6 1/3 innings of relief and Fennessey bashed a two-run homer in the 3rd.

Reed (W) and MacRae
Sedran (L), Walasko (3) and Wallin

(August 18)  Edmonton Seals downed the Army and Navy Cardinals 11-6 to force a seventh and deciding game in their semi-final series. 

(August 19)   Edmonton Safeway Seals downed the Edmonton Cardinals 4-1 Friday to win a berth in the AMBL final against the Calgary Cascades.  Bill Chahley fired a six-hitter for the win.

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(August 20)  Edmonton Safeway Seals took a 2-0 lead over Calgary Cascades in the Alberta Major Baseball League final series with a sweep of a double-header at Edmonton.  Seals took the opener 7-1 on Larry Murray's four-hitter and won the second 5-0 as Trann Dawson fashioned a five-hitter and John Stankey belted a homer.

B. Luft (L), Chilton (7) and MacRae
Murray (W) and Chappel

LaDuke (L), Chilton (5) and MacRae
Dawson (W) and Tanner

(August 27)   Edmonton Seals crushed Calgary Cascades twice over the weekend, in games which produced a total of 49 runs, 46 hits and 20 errors, to take the AMBL final series in four straight games.  Seals won 15-11 Saturday and 19-4 Sunday.  A six-run 2nd inning put the Seals on the path to victory Saturday.  Bill Chahley, awarded the leagues best pitching trophy, was the winner with relief help from Trann Dawson.  A nine-run 4th inning was key to the win on Sunday. Larry Murray won on Sunday with a seven-hitter.

Dale Turner led the Seals at the plate with three hits in each game, two of them doubles. Veteran Ed Tanner belted a homer and three singles and Andy Skujins had five singles.  Murney Nellis wielded the big bat for the Cascades with a homer and single in each game.  The Cascades Bob Trembecky was award the best hitting trophy.

Chahley (W), Dawson (6) and Waddle, Tanner (6)
Chilton (L), B. Luft (4), Reed (6), Nellis (7) and MacRae, Longmore (3)

Murray (W) and Waddle, Chappel (7)
LaDuke (L), B. Luft (4), Nellis (5), Berlando (6), Rutherford (9) and Longmore