1970 Game Reports, BC Interior     

1970 Vancouver, Lower Mainland, Fraser Valley       
1970 BC Interior 
1970 Vancouver Island   


Billy Barker Inn
Selects *

FINAL STANDINGS           W       L        Pct.
Selects *                14       6       .700
Billy Barker Inn         14       6       .700
Hobos                     6      13       .316
Merchants                 5      14       .263

* Selects awarded first place as per better record in head-to-head games against Billy Barker Inn 

ALL-STAR TEAM ROSTER  (selected for participation in B. C. senior championship tournament held in Kelowna August 7 – 9) :  Quesnel All-Stars :  Beath Dave, Blair Jim, Booth John, Ciochetti Jerry, Dye George, Follack Irv, Fowler Bill, Helzel Max, Inglis Wayne, Kimmie Mike, Panagrot John COACH, Phoenix Dale, Rodonets Lorne, Sloan Vic, Swanson Pete, Trask Hugh, Weremy Joe MGR


LEAGUE STATISTICS  (August 26, 1970 edition of Cariboo Observer)

PITCHING *                   W     L      Pct.
Dale Phoenix (Selects)       5     1     .833
Pete Swanson (Selects)       6     2     .778
John Booth (Selects)         3     2     .600
Joe Weremy (Merchants)       3     2     .600
Bob Gibb (Hobos)             3     4     .429
John Holyk (Hobos)           3     4     .429
Ken Mailhot (Merchants)      1     9     .100 

* only pitchers with a combined win and loss mark of at least five games included in final pitching stats.

BATTING                             AVER.
Dale Phoenix (Selects)              .412
Jerry Ciochetti (Billy Barker)      .400
Irv Follack (Merchants)             .381
John Holyk (Hobos)                  .371
Joe Weremy (Merchants)              .367
Bill Fowler (Billy Barker)          .355
Wally Pruden (Selects)              .349
Jim Alton (Selects)                 .342
Vic Sloan (Hobos)                   .339
John Panagrot (Billy Barker)        .326
Rob Livingstone (Merchants)         .319
Les Bishop (Selects)                .308
Dave Beath (Billy Barker)           .308

Jim Blair (Selects)                    2


Semi-Finals  (best-of-five series)

Last-place Merchants eliminated runner-up Billy Barker Inn three games to none.
Pennant-winning Selects disposed of third-place Hobos.

Finals  (best-of-five series)

Selects repeated as playoff champions winning three straight games against Merchants.

Joe Weremy (Merchants) – Most Valuable Player
Dale Phoenix (Selects) – Top Batter
Terry Yalowega (Billy Barker) – Top Pitcher
Wayne Inglis (Billy Barker) – Top Catcher
Bob Gassoff (Hobos) – Top Rookie
Jim Alton (Selects) – Best Infielder
Jim Blair (Selects) – Best Outfielder
Bill Fowler (Billy Barker) – Most Popular Player
Jim Blair (Selects) – Home Run Leader


Kaslo Caps
New Denver-Silverton Combines

(June 7)  Nakusp, in its home opener, whipped New Denver-Silverton 11-5 Sunday led by the strong pitching arm of Derek McQuair and the hitting of Lino Zanier, John O'Brien, Jack James and Gordon Yolland who paced a 13-hit attack.  The home squad got on the scoreboard in the opening frame when Allan Hoshizaki cracked a double and raced home on Zanier's single. The Combines tied it in the second with Jack Kelly scoring after reaching with a walk. McQuair prevented further with a pickoff of Nobby Hayashi at third. Zanier batted in Yolland and Hoshizaki in the third as Nakusp went ahead for good. Jack James knocked in two in the fifth to make it 5-1 and Zanier drove in two more with a double in the sixth. Hits by James, McQuair and Hiro Yanagisawa knocked in four runs in the seventh.

J.Kelly (L), J.Nesbitt and xxx
McQuair (W) and xxx

(June 21)   Nakusp jumped out to an early 7-0 lead and held on to down Kaslo 9-6. Jack James and Andy Avison each had two of Nakusp's nine hits while Derek McQuair allowed seven safeties in going the distance for the winners. Nakusp scored four in the first inning and added three more in the second.

xxx and xxx
McQuair (W) and xxx

(August 16)  New Denver-Silverton took both ends of Sunday's double-header from Kaslo squeezing out a 6-5 win in the first game then running wild with an 18-1 triumph in the second. Ed Elsmore was the hitting star of the opener for the winners while left-hander John Nesbitt was outstanding on the hill in the second game.

M.Ward (L) and xxx
E.Elsmore (W) and xxx

M.Ward (L) and xxx
J.Nesbitt (W) and xxx


(August 23)   New Denver-Silverton clobbered Nakusp in the opening game of the best-of-three finals of the Arrow Lakes-Kaslo-Slocan Baseball League.

(August 30)  The Combines of New Denver-Silverton trounced Nakusp 10-2 Sunday to captured the league championship in two straight games. It's the third straight title for the Combines. Ed Elsmore scattered four hits in going the route for the victory. He also rapped two hits to help his own cause. Rookie second sacker Phil Angrignon led the winners with three hits.

Elsmore (W) and xxx
xxx and xxx