Statistics 1968


 

NORTHERN SASKATCHEWAN LEAGUE

Don Poindexter, who began the season with Biggar and ended up with North Battleford, captured the 1968 batting crown with a .396 average in 31 games.  He finished well ahead of runner-up Wally Jackson of Kindersley at .366. Lyle May of Unity was third, with a .356 mark.  Cam Sternig of the Beavers was the top slugger, with 9 home runs and 34 runs batted in. Ervin Boehm of Unity again led in stolen bases with 18.

Five hurlers shared the league's pitching honours.  Greg Dvorak of North Battleford was tied for the most wins, 8, and had the best winning percentage with his 8-1 record.  Gerry Lister of the Beavers also had 8 wins. Ron Fyfe of Saskatoon sported the best earned run average, 0.84, while Vince Rucobo of Unity led in strikeouts, 121, and Harold Hunchak of Kindersley was the workhorse, with 83 1/3 innings pitched.


AVE : Poindexter BG-NB - .396 
RUNS : McKnight NB - 29
2B : Hicke B. BG - 11
3B : Morgan KI - 3
HR : Sternig NB - 9
RBI : Sternig NB - 34
SB : Boehm UN - 18
            NORTHERN SASKATCHEWAN             G  AB  R   H  2B 3B HR SB  BB SO RBI   PCT
1968  NSBL  Dubey John NM                    15  58 11  30  10  0  1  4   1  6  15  .517 (1)
1968  NSBL  Simon Scott SK                   15  39  3  16   1  0  0  0   2  5   9  .410 (1)
1968  NSBL  Poindexter Don BG-NB             31  96 22  38   9  0  3  1  18  9  24  .396
1968  NSBL  Goldade Ron KI                   23  67 12  25   3  1  1  5   8 16  12  .373 (1)
1968  NSBL  Jackson Wally KI                 26  82 14  30   3  1  0  8  16 15  10  .366
1968  NSBL  May Lyle UN                      21  73 12  26   5  0  3  8   8  7  15  .356
1968  NSBL  McKnight Ira NB                  30  93 29  32   6  1  1  8  29  5  16  .344
1968  NSBL  Duncan Pete NB                   18  51 13  17   3  0  3  0   9  9   9  .333 (1)
1968  NSBL  Flanagan Jerry KI                27  95 20  31   6  0  1  0   4 21  15  .326
1968  NSBL  Jackson Lane KI                  28  92 19  30   5  2  1  4  18 15   6  .326
1968  NSBL  Sternig Cam NB                   28 109 28  35   7  2  9  0   6 18  34  .321
1968  NSBL  Haanen Ken SK                    21  68 13  21   2  2  0  9  14 16   8  .309
1968  NSBL  Viner Pat NM                     14  43 11  13   3  0  1  2   2 15   4  .302 (1)
1968  NSBL  Johnson Jim NB                   25  96 23  29   1  1  0  8  10 11  14  .302
1968  NSBL  Hannon Garnet KI                 29  90 16  27   7  0  2  0  14 20  17  .300
1968  NSBL  Lister Gerry NB                  20  54 13  16   4  0  2  2   7 17  14  .296 (1)
1968  NSBL  Markowsky Zenon NB               27 100 20  29   6  0  2  2   4 22  17  .290
1968  NSBL  Doerksen Erwin UN                26  85 14  24   3  1  2  4  12 18  11  .282
1968  NSBL  Morgan Wayne KI                  27  99 12  27   4  3  2  2   7 11  18  .273
1968  NSBL  Primeau Manny NB                 27 107 21  29   3  1  2  6   8 11  19  .271
1968  NSBL  Hicke Brian BG                   27  89 15  24  11  0  0  4   6 24   7  .270
1968  NSBL  Shaw Jim UN                      30 106 22  27   5  0  5 12  12 21  16  .255
1968  NSBL  Gibbons  NM                      27  78  9  19   4  0  0  1  17 22   3  .244
1968  NSBL  Munch Randy SK                   27 117 20  28   3  1  0  8   4 18   7  .239
1968  NSBL  Flecik Larry NM                  30  89 15  21   3  1  3  8  15 25  13  .236
1968  NSBL  Maxemiuk Fred SK                 26  89 15  21   3  1  0  7  11 13   4  .236
(1) Not enough plate appearances to qualify
Source : Batter-Up, The Story of the Northern Saskatchewan Baseball League

WINS :  Dvorak NB, Lister NB - 8 
PCT : Dvorak NB, 8-1 - .889
INNINGS : Hunchak KI - 83 1/3
STRIKEOUTS : Rucobo UN - 121
ERA : Fyfe SK - 0.84 NORTHERN SASKATCHEWAN G GS CG W L PCT IP H R ER BB SO HB WP ERA 1968 NSBL Fyfe Ron SK 6 3 .667 64 44 6 14 82 0.84 1968 NSBL Welcher Bill UN 3 1 .750 30 23 3 8 30 0.90 1968 NSBL Lister Gerry NB 8 3 .727 72 42 8 31 102 1.00 1968 NSBL Simon Scott SK 4 2 .667 59 43 8 17 71 1.22 1968 NSBL Stone Ross UN 5 3 .625 75 50 11 13 78 1.32 1968 NSBL Rucobo Vince UN 7 3 .700 76 48 15 29 121 1.77 1968 NSBL Viner Pat NM 5 3 .625 60 42 15 21 66 2.26 1968 NSBL Dvorak Greg NB 8 1 .889 80 61 23 28 112 2.58 1968 NSBL Middleton Dave SK 5 3 .625 57 44 17 24 62 2.68 1968 NSBL Duncan Pete NB 3 3 .500 51 43 17 14 70 3.02 1968 NSBL Paganucci Al KI 3 4 .429 71 57 24 34 55 3.04 1968 NSBL Tabashniuk Edd SK 2 3 .400 41 29 14 17 48 3.10 1968 NSBL Haylor Larry UN 5 3 .625 56 55 20 14 50 3.23 1968 NSBL Houston Gary KI 6 4 .600 47 35 19 40 68 3.61 1968 NSBL Hunchak Harold KI 5 4 .556 83 75 38 28 79 4.10 1968 NSBL Wendt Mike NM 3 2 .600 41 50 20 14 40 4.43 1968 NSBL Davis Earl/Irl BG 0 8 .000 59 72 32 31 45 4.88 1968 NSBL Poindexter Don BG-NB 2 3 .400 30 36 17 17 26 5.10 1968 NSBL Proctor Clarence BG 2 2 .500 40 71 26 15 20 5.90 1968 NSBL Zaichkowski Bob BG 0 5 .000 36 47 25 20 38 6.31 1968 NSBL McIntyre Don NM 0 8 .000 61 88 47 35 53 6.93 1968 NSBL Thompson Bob BG 1 5 .167 43 53 38 44 26 7.95 1968 NSBL Gosselin Ed KI 2 0 1.000 1968 NSBL Bradley Lyle NB 1 0 1.000 1968 NSBL Wilson Morris NB 1 0 1.000 1968 NSBL Johnstone Richard KI 0 1 .000 1968 NSBL McIntyre Bob NM 0 1 .000 1968 NSBL McIntyre Brian NM 0 1 .000 1968 NSBL Reha J. NM 0 1 .000 1968 NSBL Goulet Robert NM 0 2 .000 1968 NSBL Hoult Bob BG 0 2 .000 1968 NSBL Nesbitt Chuck NM 0 3 .000
BG=Biggar Nationals, KI=Kindersley Klippers, NB=North Battleford Beavers, NM=Neilburg Monarchs, SK=Saskatoon Commodores, UN=Unity Cardinals

SOUTHERN LEAGUE

We've been unable to unearth final statistics for the 1968 season.  However, the Regina Leader-Post in May, 1969, carried a mention of Roy Rowley of Moose Jaw as the batting champion with a .366 average. The paper said Larry Tollefson of Moose Jaw led in RBIs with 14 and Ned Andreoni scored the most runs, 20, and tied for the most triples with two.

Don Krick of Yorkton had an outstanding summer on the hill for the Cardinals. The left-hander finished with a 9-0 won-lost record in 11 starts.  A compilation from box scores, line scores and game reports found Krick at the top of the heap with the most wins and best winning percentage.  Randy Sawa of Regina wasn't far behind with a 6-0 mark. Teammate Doug Homme won 7 and lost just 2.  Krick's teammate Mark Harkness appeared in the most games, 13, made the most starts, 12, and led in complete games, with 11


AVE : Roy Rowley MHR - .366 
RUNS : Andreoni MJR - 20


SOUTHERN LEAGUE FINAL G AB R H 2B 3B HR SB BB SO RBI PCT
1968 SBL Rowley Roy MJR .366 1968 SBL Tollefson Larry MJR 14 .337 1968 SBL Andreoni Ned MJR 20 2 .314


WINS : Krick YK - 9 
PCT : Krick YK, 9-0, Sawa RGR, 6-0 - 1.000
GAMES : Harkness YK, Mello MM - 13
STARTS : Harkness YK - 12
COMPLETE GAMES : Harkness YK - 11
SOUTHERN LEAGUE G GS CG W L PCT IP H R ER BB SO HB WP ERA 1968 SBL Krick Don YK 11 11 10 9 0 1.000 1968 SBL Homme Doug RGR 11 9 7 7 2 .778 1968 SBL Sawa Randy RGR 12 8 3 6 0 1.000 1968 SBL Rowley Roy MJR 11 7 6 5 3 .625 1968 SBL Harkness Mike YK 13 12 11 4 5 .444 1968 SBL Sobkow Bill YK 4 2 2 3 0 1.000 1968 SBL Mello Dave MM 13 9 7 3 5 .375 1968 SBL Sharpe Tom SC 10 8 5 3 6 .333 1968 SBL Wall Les SC 7 4 1 2 1 .667 1968 SBL LeBere Wayne MJR 7 6 2 2 2 .500 1968 SBL Cardwell Fred RGR 9 4 4 2 2 .500 1968 SBL Jaggars Rick SC 11 8 6 2 7 .222 1968 SBL Heron Stu MJR 3 0 0 1 0 1.000 1968 SBL Andreoni Ned MJR 4 0 0 1 0 1.000 1968 SBL Seeley Dave RGR 3 3 1 1 0 1.000 1968 SBL Hogg Dale MJR 5 4 1 1 1 .500 1968 SBL Pettapiece Jim MJR 2 2 1 1 1 .500 1968 SBL Stradecki Merv RGR 3 2 0 1 1 .500 1968 SBL Marchinko Brian MM 4 4 0 1 2 .333 1968 SBL Seredick Jim MJR 6 5 3 1 3 .250 1968 SBL Stewart Forbes MM 9 4 0 1 5 .167 1968 SBL Zanussi Joe SC 2 0 0 0 0 .000 1968 SBL Meyers Wayne SC 3 1 0 0 0 .000 1968 SBL McLeod Jackie SC 1 1 0 0 0 .000 1968 SBL Yellowega Gene RGR 2 1 1 0 0 .000 1968 SBL McKee Wayne MM 4 0 0 0 0 .000 1968 SBL Friebe Craig MM 1 0 0 0 0 .000 1968 SBL Rieben Pete MM 1 0 0 0 0 .000 1968 SBL Mein Cliff SC 2 2 0 0 1 .000 1968 SBL McKechney Ron SC 4 0 0 0 1 .000 1968 SBL Stefureak Ed YK 1 1 1 0 1 .000 1968 SBL Quick Don YK 1 1 0 0 1 .000 1968 SBL Thompson Wayne MM 3 1 0 0 1 .000 1968 SBL Bulin Dennis MM 2 0 0 0 1 .000 1968 SBL Bellegarde Alex MM 6 3 0 0 2 .000 1968 SBL Riddell Chris MM 3 2 1 0 3 .000
Source : Box scores, game reports

MID-WEST BASEBALL LEAGUE 

Jim Byrnes of Eston captured the batting title in the Mid-West League easily besting his cousin Merle, .462 to .432.  Barry Ellis of Dinsmore was third with a .421 mark. Ed Anderson of Dinsmore, with a .408 average, made it four batters finishing above the .400 mark.

Bob Burchfield of Eston fashioned the best pitching record with five wins and no defeats. John Hemstead and Murray Eddy of Asquith and Grant Beckstrand of Eston all finished with 3-1 won-lost marks.


 
PCT: J. Byrnes EN - .462 
RUNS : Steeves EN - 22
RBI : J. Byrnes EN - 20
2B : M. Byrnes, Irvine EN - 6
3B : Steeves EN - 2
HR : Miller, Hemstead AQ - 3
MID-WEST BASEBALL LEAGUE G AB R H 2B 3B HR SB BB SO RBI PCT 1968 MWBL Byrnes Jim EN 52 19 24 7 .462 1968 MWBL Byrnes Merle EN 44 18 19 13 .432 1968 MWBL Ellis Barry DD 38 10 16 11 .421 1968 MWBL Anderson Ed DD 49 9 20 7 .408 1968 MWBL Steeves Murray EN 43 22 17 4 .395 1968 MWBL Irvine Blythe EN 57 9 20 1 .351 1968 MWBL Stack Les AQ 49 12 17 4 .347 1968 MWBL Hemstead John AQ 52 16 18 4 .346 1968 MWBL Brooks Bev AQ 50 15 17 3 .340 1968 MWBL Miller Garth AQ 57 16 19 2 .333 1968 MWBL Erickson Al DD 59 18 18 8 .305 1968 MWBL Grummett Harvey TT 61 11 18 4 .295 1968 MWBL Johnston Ken TT 51 9 15 7 .294
Source : Saskatoon Star-Phoenix July 26, 1968
AQ=Asquith, EN=Eston, DD=Dinsmore Dynamos, TT=Torchinsky T'Birds, RT=Rosetown Red Wings


            MID-WEST BASEBALL LEAGUE     G GS CG   W  L   PCT   IP   H   R ER  BB  SO HB WP   ERA
1968 MWBL Burchfield Bob EN 5 0 1.000 (1)
1968 MWBL Hemstead John AQ 3 1 .750
1968 MWBL Eddy Murray AQ 3 1 .750
1968 MWBL Beckstrand Grant EN 3 1 .750 (1) Game reports show Burchfield with a 6-0 record.

ALBERTA MAJOR BASEBALL LEAGUE

AVE : Gerlitz COD - .379 
RUNS : Darling EDW - 29
2B : Trembecky CAS, Erickson EDT - 10
3B : Kulka EDC - 5
HR : Seven tied with 2
SB : Darling EDW - 29
RBI : Moffat COD, Speers EDT - 23
            ALBERTA MAJOR BB LEAGUE           G  AB  R   H  2B 3B HR SB  BB SO RBI   PCT
1968 AMBL Gerlitz Reg COD 87 33 13 .379
1968 AMBL Duncan Bob CGG 99 36 13 .364
1968 AMBL Kosteniuk Dave ECD 108 37 20 .343
1968 AMBL Waddle Wally EDT 80 27 14 .338
1968 AMBL Owchar Julie EDT 82 26 11 .317
1968 AMBL Darling Don EDW 102 29 32 29 10 .314
1968 AMBL White Rod CGG/COD 83 25 12 .301
1968 AMBL Davies Wayne COD 132 38 18 .288
1968 AMBL Skujins Andy EDT 95 27 10 .284
1968 AMBL Johnson Al CGG 113 32 9 .283
1968 AMBL Maxwell Don CCA 108 30 13 .278
1968 AMBL McFadyen Doug CGG 90 25 12 .278
1968 AMBL Lofting Bruce CCA 120 33 16 11 .275
1968 AMBL Iverson Hal CGG 82 22 10 .268
1968 AMBL Porter Gerry EDW 101 25 20 .248
1968 AMBL Moser Chuck ECD 90 22 15 .244
1968 AMBL Lupul Bill EDT 86 21 14 .244
1968 AMBL Moffat Ron COD 144 35 23 .243
1968 AMBL Speers Ross EDT 107 26 23 .243
1968 AMBL Tucker Gord ECD 103 25 7 .243
1968 AMBL McAra Dave EDW/CDS 87 20 12 .230
1968 AMBL Hodgson Henry ECD 107 24 9 .224
1968 AMBL Berridge Lynn COD 87 19 9 .218
1968 AMBL Kulka Stan ECD 111 24 5 10 .216 Source : Calgary Herald, September 6, 1968 CCA=Calgary Cascades, CGG=Calgary Giants, COD=Calgary Odeons, ECD=Edmonton Cardinals,
EDT=Edmonton Tigers, EDW=Edmonton Angels WINS : Sedran, Horb COD - 8
PCT : Sedran COD - 7.27
INNINGS : Horb COD - 100 2/3s
SO : Horb COD - 104
ERA : Chahley EDT - 1.02 ALBERTA MAJOR BB LEAGUE G GS CG W L PCT IP H R ER BB SO HB WP ERA
1968 AMBL Chahley Bill EDT 5 2 .714 62 7 1.02
1968 AMBL LaDuke Jim CCA 4 3 .571 73 19 2.35
1968 AMBL Curtis Rick EDW 3 3 .500 57 16 2.51
1968 AMBL Twa Dave CGG 5 4 .556 68 21 2.77
1968 AMBL Leeck Ernie EDT 13 3 3 .500 61 19 2.80
1968 AMBL Kadatz Don ECD 5 5 .500 68 23 81 3.04
1968 AMBL Horb Rick COD 14 8 4 .667 101 91 60 38 64 104 3.40
1968 AMBL Dawson Trann EDT 13 3 3 .500 50 19 3.40
1968 AMBL Murray Larry EDT 13 5 4 .556 76 86 29 3.43
1968 AMBL Reed Ian CCA 13 2 8 .200 72 28 45 3.48
1968 AMBL Sedran Alf COD 13 8 3 .727 100 104 55 40 48 83 3.60
1968 AMBL McCarthy George ECD 1 4 .200 47 21 3.99
1968 AMBL Davies Wayne COD 2 1 .667 48 24 4.47

MANITOBA SENIOR LEAGUE   

Claude Lambert, a former pitcher in the Houston Astros farm system, had much better success as a hitter in 1968 as he walked away with the batting title in the Manitoba Senior League by hitting at a .375 clip. The Manitoba baseball product also topped the league in home runs with 6.  Teammate Jesse Gutierrez, a catcher from Sequoias College in California, was second, with a .371 mark. Veteran Cliff Seafoot of Riverside was third, batting .347, with a league-leading 27 runs batted in. 

Dick Limke, chosen the league's top pitcher for the third consecutive season, tied with Bob Thompson of Brandon for the most wins, each with nine. The right-hander allowed just 65 hits and 15 walks in 88 innings. He fanned 101. Virden's Gary DeBenedetti was the league's workhorse throwing 104 innings. He led in strikeouts, with 121. Thompson, an all-around force for the Cloverleafs, was named the league's Most Valuable Player. He had a 9-5 record on the mound and finished with a .303 average with 25 RBI, just behind Seafoot.


AVE : Lambert STL - .375 
RUNS : Robertson HAM - 24
DOUBLES : Smith Mel HAM, Chapple BR - 10
TRIPLES : Several - 2
HOME RUNS : Lambert STL - 6
RBI : Seafoot Cliff RIV - 27 MANITOBA SENIOR LEAGUE GP AB R H 2B 3B HR SB RBI PCT Lambert Claude STL 96 36 6 .375 Gutierrez Jesse STL 70 26 .371 Seafoot Cliff RIV 95 33 27 .347 Lesyshen John DA 80 27 .338 Smith Mel HAM 95 32 10 .337 Rathwell Wes RIV 85 28 10 .329 Robertson Al HAM 89 24 28 .315 Caldwell Lynn HAM 93 29 .312 Hemstad Norm VIR 93 29 .312 Seafoot Garth RIV 81 25 6 .309 Thompson Bob BR 89 27 25 .303 Armour Doug SOU 82 24 .293 Oakes Maurice BR 94 27 15 .287 Smith Don DA 68 19 .279 Lyall Gord HAM 69 19 .275
   BRANDON CLOVERLEAFS
   Mackay Gerry BR                     20       8                   2  .400
   Holmstrom Gerry BR                  29       9                   3  .310
   Thompson Bob BR                     89      27                  25  .303
   Oakes Maurice BR                    94      27                  15  .287
   Wright Mort BR                      39      11                   2  .282
   Chapple Bill BR                     99      26  10              11  .263
   McLachlan Roy BR                    87      21                  14  .241
   Mustard Doug BR                     40       9                   1  .225
   Wilson Bob BR                       79      17                   9  .215
   Bender Dave BR                      58      12                   4  .207
   Fowler Doug BR                       6       1                   0  .167
   Hodgson Brian BR                    41       6                   1  .146
   Denbow Jack BR                      10       1                   1  .100
   Powers Ron BR                       12       1                   0  .083
   Toews Ron BR                        13       1                   0  .077
   Repin Mike BR                       27       1                   2  .037
   Earl Randy BR                       11       0                   0  .000
   Gallant Richard BR                   3       0                   0  .000
   Gray Bill BR                         5       0                   0  .000
   Robinson Merv BR                    13       0                   2  .000
   Town Tom BR                         15       0                   0  .000
   DAUPHIN REDBIRDS
   Lesyshen John DA                    80      27                      .338
   Smith Don DA                        68      19                      .279
   Coulter Vern DA                     67      18                      .269
   Shumanski Gerry DA                  70      18                      .257
   Amy Neil  DA                        56      14                      .250
   Sutherland Alex DA                  41      10                      .244
   Keating Gary DA                     22       5                      .227
   Kabel Bob DA                        23       5                      .217
   Secord Rollie DA                    34       7                      .206
   Kubicek Blair DA                    25       5                      .200
   Verbuski Gary DA                     5       1                      .200
   Wolfe Scott DA                      76      15                      .197
   Day Rick DA                         42       8                      .190
   Buchy Bob DA                        95      18                      .189
   Dierks Larry DA                     64      12                      .188
   Fitzpatrick Pat DA                  11       2                      .182
   Kemp DA                              3       0                      .000
   Madrigga Dennis DA                   3       0                      .000
   HAMIOTA RED SOX
   Smith Mel HAM                       95      32  10                  .337
   Robertson Al HAM                    89      28                      .315
   Caldwell Lynn HAM                   93      29                      .312
   Lyall Gord HAM                      69      19                      .275
   Wright John HAM                     73      20                      .274
   Jack Norm HAM                      101      27                      .267
   Woods Ellis HAM                     93      24                      .258
   Smith Denny HAM                     13       3                      .231
   Robinson Rick HAM                   57      13                      .228
   Geekie Neil HAM                     35       5                      .143
   Poole HAM                            7       1                      .143
   Mathison Buck HAM                   37       3                      .081
   Feldner Don HAM                     22       1                      .045
   Kachur Leighton HAM                 23       1                      .043
   Scott Glennis HAM                   16       0                      .000
   Bell HAM                             0       0                      .000
   Smith Bryan HAM                      3       0                      .000
   RIVERSIDE CANUCKS
   Diller Barry RIV                     1       1                   0 1.000
   Reid Russ RIV                       50      20                   7  .400
   Seafoot Cliff RIV                   95      33                  27  .347
   Gailfus Jim RIV                      6       2                   1  .333
   Rathwell Wes RIV                    85      28                  10  .329
   Seafoot Garth RIV                   81      25                   6  .309
   Fisher Mark RIV                     44      13                  10  .295
   Moffatt Barry RIV                   98      25                  19  .255
   Hunter Gord RIV                     20       5                   5  .250
   Ash Bob RIV                         68      16                   4  .235
   Duncan Murray RIV                   28       6                   2  .214
   Kinsley Ross RIV                    81      13                  12  .160
   Everard Grant RIV                   54       8                   3  .148
   Eiken Doug RIV                       7       1                   0  .143
   Gullett Bruce RIV                    7       1                   0  .143
   Lilley Lorne RIV                    22       3                   0  .136
   Cory Gene RIV                       65       8                   9  .123
   Burton Clare RIV                    12       1                   0  .083
   ST.LAZARE ATHLETICS
   Weslowski Ed STL                     5       3                      .600
   Lambert Claude STL                  96      36           6          .375
   Gutierrez Jesse STL                 70      26                      .371
   Guay Lou STL                         6       2                      .333
   Sararas Garth STL                   43      12                      .279
   Haney Merv STL                      81      21                      .259
   Falloon Ron STL                     85      22                      .259
   Maxwell D. STL                       4       1                      .250
   McWilliams Larry STL                49      11                      .224
   Simms Ray STL                       86      18                      .209
   Dale Rick STL                       53      11                      .208
   Perron Ashley STL                   18       3                      .167
   Gullett Marv STL                    38       5                      .132
   Chartrand Paul STL                  78      10                      .128
   Bray Allan STL                      55       7                      .127
   Maxwell Gary STL                    24       3                      .125
   Gies Dale STL                       13       1                      .077
   Fleury STL                           3       0                      .000
   Gies Don STL                         4       0                      .000
   Hendry STL                           2       0                      .000
   Hodgson STL                          3       0                      .000
   Parton STL                           2       0                      .000
   Plante STL                           2       0                      .000
   SOURIS CARDINALS
   Carpenter Bill SOU                  42      19                      .452
   Scott Gladwyn SOU                    8       3                      .375
   Armour Doug SOU                     82      24                      .293
   McEvoy Lynn SOU                     57      15                      .263
   Neilson Jim SOU                     99      26                      .263
   Moffatt Brian SOU                   81      21                      .259
   Couvier Dean SOU                    85      22                      .259
   Limke Dick SOU                      71      18                      .254
   Hunter Don SOU                      12       3                      .250
   Hodgson Don SOU                     83      20                      .241
   Neufeld Bob SOU                     49      11                      .224
   Taylor Ron SOU                      22       4                      .182
   Payne Bob SOU                       86      15                      .174
   Morrison J. SOU                      6       1                      .167
   Morrison Lew SOU                    15       2                      .133
   Cameron SOU                         16       2                      .125
   Gross SOU                            4       0                      .000
   VIRDEN OILERS
   Wright Lynn VIR                      7       4                      .571
   Hemstad Norm VIR                    93      29                      .312
   Skelton Irv VIR                     13       4                      .308
   Dawley Cece VIR                     84      21                      .250
   Pilling Greg VIR                     4       1                      .250
   Whyte Ian VIR                       12       3                      .250
   Wilton Mark VIR                     49      11                      .224
   DeBenedetti Gary VIR                63      13                      .206
   Cole Fred VIR                       44       9                      .205
   Zarn Bob VIR                        59      12                      .203
   Bridgett Ted VIR                    91      18                      .198
   Gardiner Ralph VIR                  76      15                      .197
   Handson Omar VIR                    28       5                      .179
   Goethe Ron VIR                      76      13                      .171
   Palk Henry VIR                      48       7                      .146
   Day Jack VIR                        41       5                      .122
   Sources :  Dauphin Herald, 23 & 30 August, Brandon Sun, 20 August

WINS : Limke SOU, Thompson BR - 9 
IP : DeBenedetti VIR - 104
SO : DeBenedetti VIR - 121
   MANITOBA SENIOR LEAGUE          W  L   PCT  IP   H   R  BB  SO    ERA
   Limke Dick SOU                  9  3        88  65      15 101
   Thompson Bob BR                 9  5       100  76      26  89
   DeBenedetti Gary VIR            7  5       104  86      35 121
   Dierks Larry DA                 6  4        84  50      40  94
   Geekie Neil HAM                 4  1        57  50      25  36
   Morrison Lew SOU                4  1        40  36      12  38
   BRANDON CLOVERLEAFS
   Thompson Bob BR                 9  5       100  76      26  89
   Hodgson Brian BR                3  1        50  35       8  33
   Toews Ron BR                    1  2        29  25      18  23
   Denbow Jack BR                  1  1        27  36      11  16
   Powers Ron BR                   0  0         3   3       1   3
   Holmstrom Gerry BR              0  0         1   1       0   1
   DAUPHIN REDBIRDS
   Dierks Larry DA                 6  4        84  50      40  94
   Amy Neil DA                     3  0        25  25      10  22
   Keating Gary DA                 1  5        23  26      13  18
   Fitzpatrick Pat DA              1  1        28  30       8  14
   Smith Don DA                    1  0         7   9       2   3
   Kubicek Blair DA                0  2        25  15      23  31
   Buchy Bob DA                    0  0         7   1       3   3
   Day Rick DA                     0  0         2   6       1   1
   Verbuski Gary DA                0  0         2   3       2   1
   Kemp DA                         0  0         1   2       2   0
   HAMIOTA RED SOX
   Geekie Neil HAM                 4  1        57  50      25  36
   Feldner Don HAM                 3  6        56  46      26  49
   Lyall Gord HAM                  2  1        24  31       8  13
   Woods Ellis HAM                 1  0         9   9       9   7
   Scott Glennis HAM               1  2        30  28      12  27
   Kachur Leighton HAM             0  1        11  17       6   6
   Robinson Rick HAM               0  2         9  17       6   9
   Caldwell Lynn HAM               0  0         3   3       0   1
   RIVERSIDE CANUCKS
   Reid Russ RIV                   4  2        54  60      20  44
   Everard Grant RIV               4  5        82  61      30  79
   Fisher Mark RIV                 2  2        24  26      22  24
   Lilley Lorne RIV                1  0        17  19       9   5
   Seafoot Garth RIV               1  0        10   4      10   8
   Kinsley Ross RIV                0  1        13  16       4   6
   Eiken Doug RIV                  0  1         8  10       7   7
   Diller Barry RIV                0  0         0   0       2   0
   ST. LAZARE ATHLETICS
   Lambert Claude STL              2  6        75  68      38  70
   Chartrand Paul STL              2  4        66  78      46  51
   Haney Merv STL                  2  5        50  52      38  39
   Maxwell Gary STL                1  0        10  18       8   8
   Perron Ashley STL               0  0         1   2       2   2
   Maxwell D. STL                  0  0         1   1       1   0
   SOURIS RED SOX
   Limke Dick SOU                  9  3        88  65      15 101
   Morrison Lew SOU                4  1        40  36      12  38
   Payne Bob SOU                   2  0        14   7       6  14
   Neufeld Bob SOU                 1  2        32  40      16  32
   Carpenter Bill SOU              0  2        25  21      10  18
   VIRDEN OILERS
   DeBenedetti Gary VIR            7  5       104  86      35 121
   Bridgett Ted VIR                3  3        42  38      20  41
   Cole Fred VIR                   0  6        36  43      19  16
   Dawley Cece VIR                 0  0        10   8       7   7
   Pilling Greg VIR                0  0         6   9       8   6
   Hanson Omar VIR                 0  0         2   3       3   2
 

BASIN LEAGUE

Chamberlain catcher Tommy Harmon edged Rich Giallella of Rapid City by a scant one point, .342 to .341 for the 1968 batting title in the Basin League of South Dakota. Jeff Hogan of Mobridge was a close third, at .338. Mike Alexander of Winner and Junior Riggins of Rapid City tied for the lead in home runs, each with ten. Riggins led in runs batted in, with 47.

Dick Hardy of Sturgis tied for most pitching wins, 10, and led in ERA at 1.52. Dave Gourieux of Rapid City, who also had ten victories, was third in ERA at 2.03. Mike Fremuth of Winner had a 1.68 mark. Dave Carey of Mobridge was the league's workhorse throwing 129 innings. He led in strikeouts with 148.


AVE : Harmon CB = .342 
HR : Alexander WP, Riggins RCC - 10
RBI : Riggins RCC - 47

BASIN LEAGUE GP AB R H 2B 3B HR SB RBI PCT Harmon Tommy CB 155 53 2 24 .342 Giallella Rich RCC 205 70 1 36 .341 Hogan Jeff MO 204 69 5 25 .338 Dow John PC 174 56 1 27 .322 Steitz Steve RCC 177 57 4 24 .322 Cason Tom ST 196 63 2 17 .321 Hosler Jim CB 140 43 3 36 .307 Holland Hoby ST 183 56 2 33 .306 Renko Harry WP 165 50 0 14 .303 Kendrick Harry WP 183 55 1 27 .301 Amos Pat CB 164 49 0 15 .299 Baldisare Frank ST 181 54 2 22 .298 Michael Tom PC 188 55 4 27 .293 Redman Glenn ST 186 54 4 28 .290 Casteel Pete WP 124 36 3 17 .290 Alexander Mike WP 195 56 10 40 .287 Gardner Steve PC 198 56 4 27 .283 Riggins Junior RCC 184 52 10 47 .283 Bekeza Pat WP 198 55 9 10 .278 Graham Mike MO 191 52 6 23 .272 Washington Manuel PC 179 48 6 34 .268 Stone Chuck RCC 188 49 6 21 .261 Cammack Chris PC 211 55 1 29 .261 Sahli Tom MO 141 36 2 17 .255 Wilkerson Steve CB 127 32 2 19 .252
   Source :  Official Baseball Guide 1969
   CB=Chamberlain, MO=Mobridge, PC=Pierre, RCC=Rapid City, ST=Sturgis, WP=Winner

WINS : Hardy ST, Gourieux RCC - 10 
IP : Carey MO - 129
SO : Carey MO - 148
ERA : Hardy ST - 1.52
   BASIN LEAGUE                    W  L   PCT  IP   H   R  BB  SO    ERA
   Hardy Dick ST                  10  3       113             113   1.52
   Fremuth Mike WP                 6  4       102             105   1.68
   Gourieux Dave RCC              10  2        97             122   2.03
   Allen Dave MO                   7  6       111             136   2.10
   Carey Dave MO                   7  7       129             148   2.65
   Jones Dennis WP                 9  2       101             113   2.68
   Smith Tommy ST                  7  4        99             112   2.73
   Tekulve Kent PC                 7  6       112             113   2.74
   Frett Ted CB                    9  4       107             118   3.02
   Dunham Dale WP                  3 10        92              91   3.22
   Glover Jack PC                  7  6       114             115   3.33
   Innis Mike PC                   6  4       103             100   3.41
   Dielski Dan RCC                 6  1        66              56   3.43
   Oliver Larry RCC                3  6        74              77   3.51
   Knight Mickey ST                3  4        58              73   3.55
   Sinclair Wayne CB               6  5        98              95   3.95
   Easton Zana MO                  0  5        51              53   4.41
   Schell Craig CB                 4  4        60              75   4.52
   Sadelfeld Joe RCC               3  7        78              96   4.71
   Franke Wendell CB               5  4        68              48   5.05
   Borning Bill PC                 3  7        72              46   5.25
   Renkiewicz Dave WP              2  7        84              68   5.38