1969 Game Reports         


Edmonton Angels    5   0   ---
Drumheller Miners  5   1   0.5
Edmonton Tigers    3   1   1.5
Calgary Odeons     3   4   3.0
Calgary Giants     1   6   5.0
Edmonton Oilers    1   6

(June 1)   Calgary Giants received strong pitching to send Edmonton Blue Willow Angels to a twin-bill defeat at Calgary, 5-2 and 2-1.  Giants' relievers registered the wins in both games, Al Taylor in the opener and Andy Shorthouse in the second.  Doug Chilton rapped three hits in the first game for the winners and Al Johnson and Ed Chala had doubles.  In the second game, a single by Dave Twa drove in the winning run with two outs in the 9th inning. Chilton, who had doubled, scored the winner. 

Lynn (L) and Hodgson
Earhardt, Taylor (W) (6) and Bjerke

Curtis (L) and Hodgson
Horb, Shorthouse (1) and Sidle

(June 1)   Edmonton Tigers had a big inning in each game in handing the Drumheller Miners 5-2 and 10-5 defeats at Edmonton.  Tigers erupted for five runs in the 2nd inning of the opener and had a seven-run 4th inning in the second. Tigers punched out 11 hits in the first game to beat Harold Hunchak who had entered the game with a 4-0 record.  Bill Chahley picked up the win in the first game, Ernie Leeck took the second. The big blow in the five-run inning was Ross Speers' two-run triple. Tigers lashed out 12 hits in the second contest.

Hunchak (L) and L. Bonham, Pozzo (6)
Chahley (W), Murray (9) and Waddle

Torgan (L), D. Bonham (4), Pozzo (6) and Greenlee
Leeck (W), Murray (9) and Waddle

(June 3)   Drumheller MIners scored three runs in the 7th inning to down Calgary Odeons 7-4.  Right-hander Don Pasutto survived 13 hits to go the distance for the win.  Catcher Laverne Bonham had a double and single for the Miners, his counterpart Rich Dawson of Calgary connected for a single, double and triple.

Sedran (L), Pushkarenko (6), Cross (7), Reed (8) and Dawson
Pasutto (W) and Bonham

(June 3)  Edmonton Tigers took an early 3-0 lead then needed a run in the 7th to nip the Oilers 4-3.  Third baseman Zen Chaba tripled and came around to score the eventual winning run on a single by second sacker Fred Seyer who had three hits.  Larry Murray evened his record at 1-1 twirling a six-hitter. Don Kadatz lost his third in a row allowing ten hits.

Kadatz (L) and Thompson
Murray (W) and Waddle

(June 4)   Calgary Giants used a 13-hit attack and six Odeons`errors to notch an 8-4 victory Wednesday. Giants rolled to an 8-1 lead before the Odeons managed a three-run rally in the 8th.  Dave Twa scattered ten hits for the win. Wayne Miller took the loss.

D. Twa (W) and Sidle
Miller (L), Cross (5) and McGeachie

(June 4)    Wayne McKee held the Oilers to five hits as the Angels scored a 7-2 victory.  Third baseman Gerry Walker collected three of the Angels 12 hits.  Harry Hodgson, who caught for seven innings, also had three hits. Bud Morrison rapped a long double in the 7th to spark a three-run uprising. 

McKee (W) and Hodgson, Symington (8)
McCarthy, Ashton (L) (4) and Thompson

(June 5)  Harold Hunchak threw a no-hitter Thursday as Drumheller Miners blanked the Calgary Giants 4-0 in Alberta Major Baseball League action at Calgary.  The right-hander allowed three base-runners, two on walks and another on an error.  He fanned 11 for his 5th victory in six games.  Rick Horb took the loss.  Catcher Laverne Bonham had two hits for the Miners.

Hunchak (W) and L. Bonham
Horb (L), Taylor (7) and Bjerke

(June 8)   The Edmonton Oilers and the Odeons split a double-header at Calgary with the visitors taking the opener 6-5 and the home team rebounding with a 10-3 victory in the second. In the 9th inning of the 1st game, pinch-hitter Dave Robson drove in two runs with a single to help the Oilers to the 6-5 victory. Don Kadatz drove in another with a double and second baseman Chuck Moser had three singles. Right-hander Alf Sedran hurled an eight-hitter for the Odeons' win in the 2nd game as the Oilers helped give away the contest making five errors.

McCarthy, Littlechild (W) (8) and Thompson
Reed, Cross (L) (1) and McGeachie

Ashton (L), Littlechild (3), Daley (8) and Thompson
Sedran (W) and McGeachie

(June 8)   Edmonton Blue Willow Angels took a pair from the Calgary Giants, 6-5, with a run in the bottom of the 9th, and 11-3. With the score tied 5-5 in the 9th inning of the first game, pitcher Ken Ewasiuk doubled and an error on Don Darling's infielder grounder allowed the winning run to cross the plate. Giants committed eight errors in total. Ewasiuk held the Giants to eight hits in claiming the mound victory. Dave Twa took the loss. In the second game, Angels scored three runs in the 1st and 2nd innings and added five in the 6th. Each team had 13 hits. Malcolm Lynn managed to go the distance for the win.

Earhardt, Webb (6), D. Twa (L) (6) and Bjerke
Ewasiuk (W) and Hodgson

Taylor (L), Shorthouse (1), Swinehart (6) and Bjerke, D. Twa (1), Keefer (7)
Lynn (W) and Hodgson

(June 8)   Edmonton Tigers had 25 hits on the day in sweeping a twin-bill from the Drumheller Miners 8-3 and 11-5. Larry Murray, who pitched a six-hitter in the 1st game, helped the offense with a triple and shortstop Ron Watamaniuk had three singles and drove in a pair. Watamaniuk belted a 5th inning homer and also had a double in the second game while second baseman Julie Owchar bashed a homer and scored three times.

Murray (W) and Waddle
Roger Pozzo (L), Berlando (8) and L. Bonham

Leeck, Dawson (W) (2) and Waddle, Bradshaw (6)
Pasutto (L), Berlando (2), Rawlusyk (7) and L. Bonham, Greenlee (7)

(June 10)   Calgary Odeons trounced the Giants 8-0 behind the shutout pitching of Ernie Pushkarenko who picked up his first win of the season throwing a six-hitter.  Murney Nellis led the attack with three singles and two runs batted in.  Bob McGeachie knocked in two runs with a pair of singles. Don Maxwell also had two hits for the Odeons.

A. Taylor (L), D. Twa (4), Duncan (8) and Sidle, G. Taylor (8)
Pushkarenko (W) and McGeachie

(June 10)   Catcher Wally Waddle singled in pitcher Bill Chahley in the 3rd inning and the Edmonton Tigers made it stand up for a 1-0 victory over the Oilers in a well-played game at Edmonton.  Chahley held the Oilers to five hits while striking out 11 and allowing just one base on balls. For the Oilers, Don Kadatz also tossed a five-hitter but took the loss, his third.

Kadatz (L) and Thompson
Chahley (W) and Waddle

(June 12)   Calgary Odeons scored five runs in the 1st inning and cruised to an 11-3 victory over Drumheller Thursday. Ron Moffat knocked in three runs for the winners with a pair of hits. Wally Cross scattered nine hits for the pitching win.  Harold Hunchak allowed 11 hits in going the distance for the Miners.

Hunchak (L) and Bonham
Cross (W) and McGeachie

(June 13)   Al Symington, in a rare appearance in the lineup this season, was the story for the Edmonton Angels in an 8-7, 10-inning, victory over Edmonton Tigers.  Symington belted a homer in the 8th inning to knot the count at 7-7 then reached on a bunt in the bottom of the 10th, advanced on an error and came around to score the winning run on Don Darling's single. Down 4-0 in the 3rd inning, Bud Morrison's homer for the Angels sparked a four-run uprising and a tie after three innings. Tigers went ahead 7-4 in the 5th before the Angels fought back with a pair in the 5th and Symington's blast in the 8th to again pull into a tie. Bill Schur led the Angels with three hits, one a double. Malcolm Lynn picked up the win in relief.

Dawson, Leeck (L) (5) and Waddle
A. McKee, Lynn (W) (5) and Hodgson

Edmonton Tigers    9   2   ---
Edmonton Angels    9   3   0.5
Drumheller Miners  7   6   3.0
Calgary Odeons     6   7   4.0
Calgary Giants     4  10   6.5
Edmonton Oilers    3  10   7.0

(June 15)   Drumheller Miners took a pair of one-run decisions from the Calgary Giants in play at Drumheller. Right fielder Laverne Bonham hit a two-run single in the bottom of the 9th inning Sunday to give the Miners a 7-6 win in the second game of the double-header.  In the opener, shortstop Bill Bester led the Miners' attack with a two-run homer and a single as Drumheller notched an 8-7 victory. Bob Trembecky also had a homer for the winners and Gordon Tucker hit a double and two singles. Bonham had the second of two triples on the day. Calgary catcher John Sidle belted a homer for the Giants.

Earhardt, D. Twa (L) (3) and Sidle
Torgan, Pasutto (W) (3) and Bonham

Taylor, Duncan (L) (8) and Keeler, Sidle (6)
Zakowsky, Hunchak (W) (4) and Greenlee

(July 1)  Edmonton Angels took an early 6-0 lead and coasted to a 6-3 win over the Oilers. Jim Poelzer replaced starter Rick Curtis in the 5th inning and captured the win. George McCarthy took the loss. Playing manager Al Symington belted a pair of doubles for the winners.  Angels had just 11 players in the lineup. Regular catcher Harry Hodgson, out with an injured arm, watched from the stands.  Oilers were short on pitching. Their ace starter Don Kadatz showed up halfway through the game just in time to make a pinch-hitting appearance. Kadatz was pitching for Grande Prairie Eskimos at the St. Paul tournament.  He fired a one-hitter earlier in the day as Eskimos trounced Barrhead 11-1 to reach the semi-finals.  Centre fielder Ed Ashton hammered a double and triple for the losers while Dick Thompson got a three-bagger.

Curtis, Poelzer (W) (5) and Symington
McCarthy (L), Brimacombe (7) and Thompson

(July 1)   At Drumheller, the Miners and Calgary Odeons split a double-header. Ernie Pushkarenko fired a five-hitter in the opener as the Miners slipped by the Odeons 2-1.  Don Pasutto was saddled with the tough loss.

Pasutto (L) and Greenlee
Pushkarenko (W) and McGeachie

A five-run 8th inning for the Odeons, on three hits and a pair of Drumheller errors, proved decisive in the second game. Wally Cross scattered ten hits in going the distance for the victory. 

Cross (W) and McCrae
Rawlusyk (L), Trogan (8) and Bonham

(July 2)   Edmonton Angels downed the Tigers 9-7 at Renfrew Park to gain a share of first place with the Tigers, each with 12-6 records.  After falling  behind 7-6 when the Tigers scored four in the 6th inning, Angels rebounded with three in the 7th to gain the win.  Al McKee was credited with his first win of the season in a relief role.  Larry Murray, the third of three Tiger pitchers, took the loss. Frank Ketcham rapped an inside-the-park homer for the Tigers in the 3rd inning.

Leeck, Dawson (1), Murray (L) (3) and Franchuk
Walker, A. McKee (W) (6) and Symington

(July 8)   Edmonton Tigers regained sole position of first place with an 8-3 win over Edmonton Angels getting back to back homers in the inning from catcher Orville Franchuk and outfielder Frank Ketcham. Ross Marian went the distance, with a seven-hitter, for the win. He helped the offense with three hits. Wayne McKee took the loss.

W. McKee (L) and Hodgson
Marian (W) and Franchuk

(July 8)   The last-place Calgary Giants trampled the Calgary Odeons 12-1 as Al Taylor tossed a five-hitter. Stu Heron and Bob Duncan each had two of the 11 Giant hits.  Alf Sedran took the loss.

Sedran (L), Prokopy (7), Miller (8) and McGeachie
Taylor (W) and Sidle

(July 9)   Edmonton Blue Willow Angels fell behind 2-0 in the top of the 1st inning then woke up to trounce the Oilers 11-4 behind Malcolm Lynn who tossed a six-hitter for the win and went three for four at the plate.  Rod Gauf also had three hits for the Angels. The win moved the club a half-game ahead of the Tigers atop the league standings.

McCarthy, Littlechild (L) (4), Brimacombe (6) and Robson
Lynn (W) and Symington

(July 9)   Harold Hunchak held the Odeons to eight hits as the Drumheller Miners scored a 7-2 win at Calgary. It was Hunchak's 8th win against just two losses. A four-run 4th inning proved to be the difference.

Hunchak (W) and Bonham
Reed (L), Davies (4), Pushkarenko (8) and McGeachie

(July 10)   Playing manager Andy Skujins laid down a squeeze bunt with the bases loaded in the top of the 11th inning to score Zen Chaba with the winning run as Edmonton Tigers edged the Angels 4-3.  Larry Murray evened his record at 3-3 with the mound victory.  He scattered nine hits including a triple to Al McKee in the 10th.

Murray (W) and Franchuk
Curtis, Poelzer (5), Ewasiuk (L) (10), Lynn (11) and Hodgson

(July 10)   At Calgary, Giants' right-hander Rick Horb fired a one-hitter but lost, 1-0, to Drumheller. The only run came in the 3rd inning on a walk, sacrifice and two Giants' errors.  Winning pitcher Don Pasutto had the only hit off Horb, a 4th inning single.  Pasutto allowed just five hits in taking the win. 

Pasutto (W) and Bonham
Horb (L) and Bjerke, Heatley (8)

(July 11)   Edmonton Oilers scored five runs in the late innings to down the front-running Edmonton Tigers 8-4. Oilers took a 5-4 lead with a pair in the 7th and put the game away with Dave Kostenuk's three-run homer in the 8th. Centre fielder Ed Ashton had four hits, including a triple, and scored three times. Don Kadatz picked up his 4th win in going the distance.

Leeck (L), Dawson (7) and Franchuk
Kadatz (W) and Thompson

(July 13)   At Drumheller, the Miners took both ends of a double-header from the Edmonton Angels, 3-1 and 8-7 to move into a tie for first place in the AMBL standings.  In the opener, Harold Hunchak scattered nine hits for his 9th win of the season. Lefty Ken Ewasiuk gave up just six hits in taking the loss.

Ewasiuk (L) and Hodgson
Hunchak (W) and Greenlee

Miners scored five times in the 1st inning of the second game then had to battle to notch an 8-7 win, scoring the winner in the bottom of the 8th inning. Don Pasutto picked up the win in a relief role. Ernie Pushkarenko, who had signed with the Odeons, started for the Miners and drew an indefinite suspension from AMBL president Keith Barber. Odeon manager Bob Norton said Pushkarenko had been given a conditional, one day, release so he could play in a game at Vulcan, not line up to pitch with another team in the AMBL.

Poelzer, Lynn (L) (1) and Hodgson
Pushkarenko, Pasutto (W) (6) and Bonham, Greenlee

(July 13)   At Foothills Stadium in Calgary, the Edmonton Oilers and the Giants split a pair. The home team took the opener 4-3 scoring the winning run in the bottom of the 9th inning while the visitors took the second game 5-2 in 11 innings. Rookie Wayne Thomas drove in two runs in the 6th inning with a single and scored the winner in the 9th on Al Johnson's single as Giants took the first game.  Bob Duncan threw a seven-hitter for the win.  Ron Wilson was the loser.

Wilson (L) and Thompson
Duncan (W) and Healthy

In the nightcap, the Giants again came from behind in the bottom of the 9th, this time to tie 2-2 as Al Johnson drove in Bob Duncan with the tying marker. But George McCarthy halted the rally and ended up with the win as the Oilers scored three in the 11th to nail down the victory. Dick Thompson's sacrifice fly accounted for the eventual winner and a two-run single by Don Kadatz provided some insurance runs. Oilers out hit the Giants 17-6.

McCarthy (W) and Thompson
Taylor, Earhardt (L) (9) and Sidle

(July 13)   Calgary Odeons and Edmonton Tigers divided their twin-bill at Edmonton.  Odeons took the first game 12-10 in 10 innings, Tigers won the second game 6-2.  Singles by Ron Moffat and Bob McGeachie plated the two crucial runs in the 10th inning of the opener, a game which produced 31 hits.  Odeons had grabbed a 6-0 lead in the first inning but Tigers rallied with three in the 8th and three in the bottom of the 9th to tie.

Cross, Horb (4), Davies (5), Prokopy (W) (9) and McGeachie
Chahley, Murray (1), Dawson (L) (9) and Franchuk

Ross Marian tossed a five-hitter to lead the Tigers to the second game triumph.  Tigers scored two in the first and three more in the second and never looked back.

Miller (L), Prokopy (2), Cross (7) and Johnson
Marian (W) and Waddle

(July 15)   Drumheller Miners defeated Calgary Odeons 7-4 but found themselves dropping to second place, a half-game back of the Edmonton Tigers.  While they won on the field, AMBL commissioner Bill Mann stripped the Miners of an earlier win because of the use of an ineligible player, pitcher Ernie PushkarenkoDon Pasutto scattered nine hits in gaining the win Tuesday.  Miners had just seven hits, but Odeons' starter Ian Reed gave up eight walks before giving way to Wayne Miller in the 6th inning. Odeons also made six errors. Playing manager Jim Berlando and Bob Trembecky each had two hits for the winners.  Rich Dawson stuck out for Calgary with three hits, one a double. A highlight for the Odeons was the first triple play of the season. Second baseman Ed Muchowsky snared Trembecky's line drive and his throw to second and the relay to first caught the two runners.

Pasutto (W) and Bonham
Reed (L), Miller (6), Cross (7), Sim (8) and McGeachie, Johnston (7)

(July 15)   Edmonton Tigers gave the Oilers a run in the top of the 1st inning then proceeded to demolish the Oilers 19-5.  Ernie Leeck survived ten hits to go the distance for the win and was a star on offense driving in seven runs with four hits, including a double. Tigers battered three Oilers' pitchers for 15 hits with starter Don Kadatz taking the loss.

Kadatz (L), Kostenuk (6), Littlechild (8) and Thompson
Leeck (W) and Franchuk

Edmonton Tigers    16  8   ---
Drumheller Miners  15  8   0.5
Edmonton Angels    14  9   1.5
Edmonton Oilers     9 14   6.5
Calgary Odeons      9 14   6.5
Calgary Giants      7 17   9.0

(July 16)  Calgary Giants exploded for five runs in the 9th inning to down Drumheller 10-5. Winning pitcher Rick Horb launched the rally with a lead-off single and advanced on a sacrifice. Bob Duncan then knocked in what turned out to be the winner with his fourth hit, a double to left-centre.  Lyle Moffat drove in another run with a double to the opposite field.  Wayne Thomas singled to right to score Moffat and Hy Lewis capped the big inning with a two-run homer.  Miners had fought from behind to tie the count three times before the Giants put it out of reach with the 9th inning eruption.  Rick Horb gave up 11 hits but picked up his first win of the season, defeating Drumheller ace Harold Hunchak who was knocked out of a game for the first time this season.

Horb (W) and Heatley
Hunchak (L), Trogan (9) and Bonham

(July 17)  Bill Chahley threw a six-hitter, fanning ten, as Edmonton Tigers consolidated their hold on first place with a 3-2 win over the Edmonton Blue Willow Angels.  Ross Speers doubled in Frank Ketcham in the 7th inning with the winning run.  Catcher Orv Franchuk drove in Wally Waddle in the first and third frames with the first two Tigers' markers.  Angels' catcher Harry Hodgson belted a two-run homer to account for all the Angels' scoring.

Curtis (L), McKee (8) and Hodgson
Chahley (W) and Franchuk

(July 17)   Al Taylor held the Odeons to six hits and the Giants thumped the Giants 7-3 with a 12-hit attack. New second sacker Hy Lewis led the way knocking in four runs on a double, single and sacrifice fly.  Lewis had blasted a two-run homer in his debut Wednesday. Lyle Moffat, with a double and single, Al Johnson and Taylor with two hits piece, backed up Lewis' performance.

Taylor (W) and Sidle
Miller (L) and McGeachie

(July 20)   In a game called after just five innings because of rain, Ross Marian threw a two-hitter as the Edmonton Tigers blanked the Calgary Odeons 3-0 in the first game of a double-header.  Tigers scored a pair in the first inning of the opener as Ross Speers and Frank Ketcham picked up the RBI and added another in the 5th on a double by Wally Waddle.

Odeons won the second game 6-1 with two, three-run innings. Veteran right-hander Jim LaDuke allowed just three hits and an unearned run in pitching into the 7th inning before arm trouble forced him from the game.  Ernie Pushkarenko finished.  A run-scoring single by Don Maxwell, followed by Bob McGeachie's two-run homer accounted for the first inning explosion.  Singles by Wayne Davies and Maxwell and a bases-clearing triple by Ron Moffat resulted in the three runs in the 7th. 

Marian (W) and Franchuk
Cross (L) and McGeachie

Murray (L) and Franchuk
LaDuke (W), Pushkarenko (7) and McGeachie, MacRae (8)

(July 20)   At Edmonton, the Blue Willow Angels belted out 13 hits in trouncing the Drumheller MIners 12-4. Don Pasutto, in relief of starter Ken Ewasiuk, picked up the win in the seven-inning contest, shortened by inclement weather.  Angels scored in  every inning but the 4th.

Ewasiuk, Poelzer (L) (2) and Hodgson, Symington (7)
Trogan, Pasutto (W) (2) and Bonham

(July 22)   Edmonton Angels rebounded from an early 5-0 deficit to edged the Oilers 9-8 in ten innings. Angels rallied with two in the 4th, one in the 5th and four in the 6th to take the lead. Oilers came back with three in the 7th before the Angels scored in the bottom of the 10th for the win.  Harry Hodgson, picked up the win in relief of starter Al McKee.  Hodgson, normally the Angels catcher, came into the game in the 2nd inning for mound duties and went the rest of the way.

Brimacombe, McCarthy (L) (6) and Thompson
A. McKee, Hodgson (W) (2) and Symington

(June 23)   Edmonton Tigers crushed the Oilers 12-2 behind a 16-hit attack and Larry Murray's nine-hit pitching. Tigers broke up a close contest with a seven-run 6th inning. The win increased the Tigers' margin over second place Angels to a game and one-half.

Murray (W) and Franchuk
Kadatz (L), McCarthy (6), Michaelchuk (9) and Thompson

(July 25)   Edmonton Angels downed Edmonton Tigers 6-4 as Rick Curtis scattered nine hits for the win with 9th inning relief help from Al McKee. Ernie Leeck took the loss.

Curtis (W), McKee (9) and xxx
Leeck (L) and xxx

(July 27)   Calgary Giants blew an 8-3 lead in losing the first game of a double-header to Drumheller, 11-8, as Bob Trembecky highlighted the Miners comeback with a grand slam homer in the 8th inning.  Miners were out hit, 13-11, by the Giants and had to overcome five errors to notch the win. Don Pasutto managed to go the distance for the mound victory. Hy Lewis had a homer for Calgary.

Earhardt, Duncan (L) (8), Lewis (8) and Sidle
Pasutto (W) and Bonham

Giants continued their hit spree in the second game pounding out 21 hits in a 13-8 triumph.  Giants took an 11-0 lead before the Miners got on the scoreboard in the 3rd inning.  First baseman Stu Heron rapped a double and four singles to lead the Giants while Ed Chala added four hits.  Al Taylor, with relief by Hy Lewis, registered the win.

Taylor (W), Lewis (6) and Heatley
Trembecky (L), Trogan (1), Berlando (2), Trogan (4) and Bonham

(July 27)   At Edmonton, the Odeons lit up three Oilers pitchers for 15 hits in the opener to take a 13-6 victory. Bob McGeachie's three-run homer in the 9th was a highlight of the win for the Calgary crew. Wayne Davies helped with four hits, one of them a triple.  Wayne Miller, with relief help from Wally Cross, picked up his first victory of the season. Oilers starter Don Kadatz took the loss's. Larry Proctor had a solo homer for the Oilers.

Miller (W), Cross (8) and McGeachie
Kadatz (L), McCarthy (6), Daley (9) and Thompson

In the second game, the Oilers scored four times in the first inning and that's all they needed in a 4-1 decision over the Odeons. Ron Wilson fired a six-hitter for the win.

Sedran (L) and McGeachie, W. Horb (6)
Wilson (W) and Thompson

(July 29)   In a wild affair in Calgary, the Giants upended the Odeons 16-7 in a game forfeited to the Giants in the 8th inning.  Odeons' manager Bob Norton and two players, Bob McGeachie and Ron Johnston were ejected in the 6th inning after an argument over whether Odeons' batter Ed Muchowsky had been hit by a pitch. In the 8th, Odeons' coach Gordie Sim announced the team was calling it quits and forfeiting the game.  Murray Heatley led the Giants' offensive with a double and three singles and Al Johnson chipped in with three hits.  Hy Lewis drove in four runs with a double and single and Bob Duncan belted a two-run homer in the 5th. Odeons got two hits apiece from Ron Ernie, Rich Dawson and Rod White. Rick Horb picked up the win.

R. Horb (W) and Heatley
Pushkarenko (L), Sedran (6), Reed (7), Davies (8) and McGeachie, W. Horb (7)

Edmonton Tigers    19 10   ---
Edmonton Angels    18 10   0.5
Drumheller Miners  16 11   2.0
Calgary Giants     12 18   7.5
Calgary Odeons     11 19   8.5
Edmonton Oilers    10 18   8.5

(July 31)   Calgary Giants shortstop Doug Chilton drove in the winning run in the bottom of the 11th inning for a 7-6 win over the Drumheller Miners.  The single helped to make up for six errors he had committed earlier in the game.

xxx and xxx
xxx and xxx

(August 1)  Edmonton Tigers downed the Oilers twice, 9-5 and 11-6, to douse any hopes that the Oilers could make the playoffs.  The opening tilt was a partial replay of an earlier contest in which a protest was upheld.  Bill Chahley was the winner pitcher while Doug Brimacombe took the loss. Each team had 11 hits.

Chahley (W) and xxx
Brimacombe (L) and xxx

Frank Ketcham and Ron Watamaniuk belted home runs leading the Tigers to the 11-6 win in the second game. Ketcham had four hits, adding two doubles and a single to his four-bagger. Watamaniuk had three hits overall. Dennis Michaelchuk had a double and two singles for the Oilers. Ernie Leeck compiled 13 strikeouts as the winning pitcher.  George McCarthy, first of three Oilers' hurlers took the loss.  Bill Berry, a promising rookie with Jasper Place made his debut with the Oilers taking over from McCarthy in the first.

Leeck (W) and xxx
McCarthy (L), Berry (1), xxx and xxx

(August 3)   Drumheller Miners won both ends of a double-bill with Edmonton Oilers, 5-4 and 7-6.  Miners won the opener in spite of being out hit 15-8.  Don Pasutto struggled but went the distance for the win. He had allowed just one run through eight innings  before the Oilers erupted for three in the bottom of the 9th.

Again in the second game, Miners jumped out to an early lead and had to hold off a last inning rally for the Oilers. Drumheller had a 7-2 margin going into the last of the 7th, the final frame, when the Oilers scored four times before Roger Pozzo could get the last out.  Starter Len Zachowsky picked up the win. Willie Littlechild was the loser.

Pasutto (W) and Blainy
Daley (L) and Robson

Zachowsky (W), Pozzo (7) and Bonham
Littlechild (L) and Robson

(August 3)   Edmonton Angels and the Odeons split a pair at Calgary. The home team took the first game 7-5 as Wally Cross threw an eight-hitter. He gave up all five runs in the 2nd inning but pitched shutout ball the rest of the way. Left-hander Ken Ewasiuk fired a one-hit shutout as Angels took the second game 6-0. 

Curtis (L) and Hodgson
Cross (W) and McGeachie

Ewasiuk (W) and Hodgson
Pushkarenko (L), Prokopy (5) and Johnston

(August 4)   Calgary Giants captured the fourth and final playoff slot with a 4-0 victory over Drumheller in a rain-shortened game at Calgary.  Right-hander Andy Shorthouse was credited with the win in the six-inning contest.

Shorthouse (W) and xxx
xxx and xxx

(August 9)  Bill Chahley scattered six hits before giving way to Larry Murray in helping Edmonton Tigers to a 10-2 win over Edmonton Angels. Jim Poelzer took the loss.

Chahley (W), Murray (8) and Waddle
Lynn, Poelzer (L) (2) and Schur

(August 9)   Edmonton Angels wrapped up their regular season with a win, 14-3 over Drumheller Minters. Lefty Ken Ewasiuk gave up two runs in the top of the first inning then allowed just one more run the rest of the way.  Angels responded with three in their half of the first and added six in the 3rd to romp to the victory. Wayne McKee`s two run single sparked the big inning. 

Zachowsky (L), Berlando (2), Pozzo (3), Trembecky (5) and Bonham
Ewasiuk (W) and Sc hut


(August 17)   Edmonton Tigers and Calgary Giants split the opening two games of their best-of-three semi-final series.  Tigers, behind Bill Chahley's four-hitter won the first game 6-1 while the Giants notched a 4-3, 10-inning victory in the nightcap.  Chahley, the AMBL's top pitcher for its three seasons, gave up the hit which scored the winner in the second game. Hy Lewis was on base when Ed Chala lined Chahley's second pitch to the scoreboard in left centre to plate the winner. Lewis went the distance on the hill for the Giants in the second game holding the Tigers to six hits. 

Horb (L), Swinehart (8) and Heatley
Chahley (W) and Franchuk

Lewis (W) and Heatley
Leeck, Murray (L) (5),  Chahley (10) and Franchuk

(August 19)  The Drumheller Miners have refused to share home dates with the Blue Willow Angels for the AMBL semi-finals.  The Angels were scheduled to play in Drumheller Saturday and to return to Edmonton Sunday for the second and possibly third games of the set.  Bob Trembecky Sr., sponsor of the Miners, said, "It was our understanding all games would be in Drumheller".  The series was scheduled for Drumheller last weekend but the first game was rained out Saturday and there was no action Sunday.  On paper, the first and second place finishers were to get the home games.  Angels won second place but had their series scheduled for Drumheller last weekend because the Tigers and Calgary Giants had use of Renfrew Park for their semi-final series. League officials were not available for comment.

(May 22)  Rick Andersen fired a no-hitter Thursday as Burns Shamrocks clobbered the Weiller-William Colts 19-2 in Sunburst League play. The right-hander fanned 12 and had a perfect game for six innings. The Shamrocks blasted 19 hits.

(August 28)    Edmonton's Burns Shamrocks, a first-year team in the Sunburst League, have given Alberta its first Western Senior Baseball championship.

Sparked by a hurling of Rick Andersen, who twirled two victories in the double-knockout competition, Edmonton downed Manitoba 8-3 in the sudden-death final at the North Edmonton Ball Park.  Andersen limited Binscarth, representing Manitoba, to six hits as the Shamrocks jumped on loser Ed Weslowski for three runs in the third and another trio in the fifth. Stan Kulka, Gene Sharun, Larry Brandenburg and Andersen each collected two hits. Dale Turner's single in the third drove in two runs and Brandenburg duplicated the effort in the fifth.

Manitoba forced the deciding game by slamming Alberta 11-6 behind southpaw Brian McNally.Shamrocks edged Manitoba 4-3 in a preliminary round game on Dave Reiniger's two-run single. Andersen scattered nine hits to pick up the win. Dennius Fitzgerald fired a two-hit 3-0 shutout over Prince Albert Bohemians in the semi-finals. Kulka's two-run double in the third inning was the key blow.

Binscarth advanced to the final by scoring two in the ninth inning to down Prince Alberta 5-3. Alberta's other entry, the Lethbridge Flyers, were eliminated on opening day losing 2-1 to Saskatchewan and 3-1 to Manitoba.  Andersen, a right-hander, performed a similar pitching feat last weekend when Burns Shamrocks grabbed the provincial title. He pitched 22 innings and won the final game over Lethbridge.