Statistics 1970

SOUTHERN LEAGUE

So far, the only mention of the 1970 results we've found is in a 1971 pre-season item in the Regina Leader-Post. Ned Andreoni captured the batting title, and the Dave Dryburgh Memorial Trophy for the second consecutive year, finishing with a .417 average.  The Moose Jaw shortstop set a Southern League record with 31 runs batted in and led in hits, 48, runs scored, 35, and slugging percentage, .670.  Andreoni belted six homers to finish one back of the leader, Ed Stefureak of Yorkton, who had seven. 

Terry Buck of the Melville Millionaires was a force both on the mound and at the plate. He was the runnerup to Andreoni, hitting .371, and was second in earned run average, 1.93.  Fred Cardwell of Moose Jaw was the top hurler, with a 7-1 record and ERA of 1.57.

Don Laube of Yorkton was third in the batting race with a .343 average. He was second in hits, with 37, and had nine doubles and four homers.  His 26 RBI trailed only Andreoni. Bev Hickie led in stolen bases, with 10.

Ron Snell, Regina Red Sox outfielder, won the Father Athol Murray trophy as the league's outstanding rookie for 1970.


AVE : Andreoni MJR - .417 
RUNS : Andreoni MJR - 35
HR : Stefureak YK 7
RBI - Andreoni MJR - 31
SB : Hickie MM - 10
SOUTHERN LEAGUE G AB R H 2B 3B HR SB BB SO RBI PCT 1970 SBL Andreoni Ned MJR 115 35 48 9 6 31 .417 1970 SBL Buck Terry MM .371 1970 SBL Stefureak Ed YK 10 7 .343 1970 SBL Snell Ron RGR .343 1970 SBL Laube Don YK 108 37 9 4 26 .343 1970 SBL Tollefson Larry MJR .333 1970 SBL Simon Doug RGR 5 .320 1970 SBL Keegan Brian MJR .319 1970 SBL Commodore Wayne SC .317 1970 SBL Baker Neil RGR .315 1970 SBL Hickie Bev MM 10 .308 1970 SBL Fink Danny RGR .300
Source : Regina Leader Post September 18, 1970, p 23
MJR=Moose Jaw Regals, MM=Melville Millionaires, RGR=Regina Red Sox, SC=Swift Current Indians,
YK=Yorkton Cardinals

Wins : Cardwell MJR, Krik YK - 7 
Pct : Cardwell MJR - .875
Games : Krick YK - 16
Started : Kirk YK - 14
Completed : Stone MM - 10
ERA : Cardwell MJR - 1.57

SOUTHERN LEAGUE G GS CG W L PCT IP H R ER BB SO HB WP ERA 1970 SBL Cardwell Fred MJR 8 8 7 7 1 .875 1.57 1970 SBL Krick Don YK 16 14 9 7 7 .500 1970 SBL Buck Terry MM 9 9 8 6 3 .667 1.93 1970 SBL Stone Ross MM 11 11 10 6 3 .667 1970 SBL Sawa Randy RGR 11 6 6 5 3 .625 1970 SBL Keller Tom MM 9 8 8 4 3 .571 1970 SBL Beyn Bob YK 10 9 7 4 4 .500 1970 SBL Wall Les SC 10 7 5 4 5 .444 1970 SBL Hemphill Larry SC 5 5 4 3 2 .600 1970 SBL Rowley Roy MJR 9 7 6 3 5 .375 1970 SBL Commodore Wayne SC 5 1 1 2 0 1.000 1970 SBL Seeley Dave RGR 4 3 2 2 0 1.000 1970 SBL McLeod Jackie SC 7 6 2 2 2 .500 1970 SBL Doerksen Erwin MJR 4 2 1 2 2 .500 1970 SBL Flegel Murray RGR 8 6 4 2 3 .400 1970 SBL Fyfe Ron YK 4 1 1 1 0 1.000 1970 SBL Herback Al RGR 1 1 0 1 0 1.000 1970 SBL Simon Doug RGR 2 2 1 1 0 1.000 1970 SBL Cox Tim SC 3 3 2 1 1 .500 1970 SBL Waterer Lloyd MJR 2 2 0 1 1 .500 1970 SBL Wright Bob RGR 4 1 1 1 1 .500 1970 SBL Andrews John SC 4 3 2 1 2 .333 1970 SBL Bellegarde Alex MJR 9 6 1 1 2 .333 1970 SBL Olheiser Fred SC 2 0 0 0 0 .000 1970 SBL Nybo Harvey SC 1 0 0 0 0 .000 1970 SBL Migneault John SC 2 0 0 0 0 .000 1970 SBL Wintonyk Terry YK 1 0 0 0 0 .000 1970 SBL Neal Vern YK 1 0 0 0 0 .000 1970 SBL Andreoni Ned MJR 3 0 0 0 0 .000 1970 SBL LeBere Wayne MJR 1 0 0 0 0 .000 1970 SBL Valberg Mike MM 1 0 0 0 0 .000 1970 SBL Gelowtiz Don MM 1 0 0 0 0 .000 1970 SBL Rieben Pete MM 1 0 0 0 0 .000 1970 SBL Ash Al RGR 1 1 0 0 0 .000 1970 SBL Currie Bob RGR 2 1 0 0 0 .000 1970 SBL Papp Ken RGR 1 1 0 0 0 .000 1970 SBL Duff Gord RGR 2 0 0 0 0 .000 1970 SBL Birchfield Jim SC 1 1 1 0 1 .000 1970 SBL Kambeitz Andy SC 2 1 0 0 1 .000 1970 SBL Mahaffey Wayne SC 3 1 0 0 1 .000 1970 SBL Bradford Arden YK 2 2 0 0 1 .000 1970 SBL Engdahl Jim YK 1 1 0 0 1 .000 1970 SBL Syrota Gary YK 5 1 0 0 1 .000 1970 SBL Sobkow Steve YK 2 0 0 0 1 .000 1970 SBL Hogg Dale MJR 2 1 0 0 1 .000 1970 SBL Valberg Ben MM 1 0 0 0 1 .000 1970 SBL Fellner Bob RGR 3 2 0 0 1 .000 1970 SBL Dimen Brian RGR 1 0 0 0 1 .000 1970 SBL Homme Doug RGR 3 3 1 0 3 .000 Source : Linescores, game reports

NORTHERN SASKATCHEWAN LEAGUE

Cam Sternig of the North Battleford Beavers beat out three of his teammates for the 1970 batting title in the Northern Saskatchewan Baseball League.  Sternig, who also led in doubles and home runs, finished with a .421 average, well ahead of Mark Perkins, at .397.  Greg Dvorak checked in with a .379 mark and Hugh McIvor had a .352 percentage.  John Miller of Unity was fifth at .342. Dvorak, the top pitcher in the circuit with 10 wins, was tied for the lead in runs scored with Tim Young of Unity, each with 30.  Jim Shaw of the Cardinals was tops in runs batted in, with 30, one more than Sternig. 

The batting statistics are incomplete with a half-dozen games missing from the totals.  The pitching statistics, shown below, are complete only up to July 15th.  The final, incomplete, statistics from league statistician Eldon Elliott did not include detailed pitching results.  Elliott's final report had just three lines about pitching to show Greg Dvorak, with a 10-2 record, and Tom Sallaway, at 7-1, with the most wins and best winning percentages.  Dvorak was also creditied with the lowest earned run average, 1.60, with Edd Tabashniuk second at 2.56.

Of the games shown as missing from the totals, there were two involving the North Battleford Beavers, one in which Dvorak was the winning pitcher and the other in which Sallaway took the loss.  Thus Dvorak's would finish with an 11-2 won-lost record and Sallaway at 7-2.



Average : Sternig NB - .421 
Runs : Dvorak NB, Young UN - 30
2B : Sternig NB - 11
3B : Phelps KI - 4
HR : Sternig NB - 4
RBI : Shaw UN - 30
SB : Brown SK - 12
            NORTHERN SASKATCHEWAN             G  AB  R   H  2B 3B HR SB  BB SO RBI   PCT
1970  NSBL  Sternig Cam NB                   23  95 28  40  11  2  4  0  10 11  29  .421
1970  NSBL  Perkins Mark NB                  23  78 28  31   8  0  2  3  24 15  15  .397
1970  NSBL  Dvorak Greg NB                   25 100 30  37   9  2  2  4  15 12  16  .370
1970  NSBL  McIvor Hugh NB                   24  88 26  31   3  1  0  5  13 13  12  .352
1970  NSBL  Miller John UN                   23  73 13  25   1  2  1  2   9 15  13  .342
1970  NSBL  Brown Bob SK                     21  82 17  28   2  0  0 12   6  4  11  .341
1970  NSBL  Haanen Ken SK                    21  78 19  26  10  2  1  1  14  9  14  .333
1970  NSBL  McIntyre Bob NM                  23  91 18  29   3  1  1  4  13 11   8  .319
1970  NSBL  Sobkow Bill NM                   24  86 10  27   5  1  2  2  14 13  19  .314
1970  NSBL  Shaw Jim UN                      25  99 22  30   3  1  2  9  11 13  30  .303
            (Others, .200 or better, 25 or more plate appearances)
1970  NSBL  Primeau Manny NB                  7  26 17   9   3  0  0  1   3  0   6  .346
1970  NSBL  Urlacher Neil NM                 17  50  6  17  10  0  3  2  15  8  15  .340
1970  NSBL  Sharpe Tom UN                    13  24  7   8   1  0  0  3   8  1   8  .333
1970  NSBL  Jackson Lane KI                  10  25 10   8   1  0  0  3  12  3   1  .320
1970  NSBL  Woodward Scott NM                18  69 10  22   2  0  1  1   2 16   6  .319
1970  NSBL  Schmidt Dick UN                  20  63  7  19   4  1  1  0   8 18  13  .302
1970  NSBL  Phelps Corky KI                  24  83 14  25   9  4  0  1  13 17  12  .301
1970  NSBL  Syrota Ernie KI                  25  87 12  26   5  0  3  2   9 19  16  .299
1970  NSBL  Clements Gary NM                 17  57 11  17   4  0  0  0   9  7   5  .298
1970  NSBL  Hilsendager Don NB               23  81 13  24   1  1  0  2  13 13  16  .296
1970  NSBL  Dahlseide Mel UN                 21  76 14  21   3  1  1  1  11 10  13  .276
1970  NSBL  McIntyre Don NM                  24  74 14  20   2  1  3  1  18 26  17  .270
1970  NSBL  Gosselin Ed KI                   19  64 14  17   4  1  1  2  11  4  10  .266
1970  NSBL  Anderson Dave SK                 19  69 12  18   3  0  0  2   2 21  10  .261
1970  NSBL  Maxemiuk Fred SK                 22  81 12  21   2  0  0  3   5 12  12  .259
1970  NSBL  Hein Ron NM                      20  66 12  17   4  0  0  0   8 15   9  .258
1970  NSBL  Young Tim UN                     26  96 30  24   1  2  0  9  25 30   4  .250
1970  NSBL  Koroll Mel SK                    12  24  2   6   2  0  0  0   2  6   3  .250
1970  NSBL  Munch Randy NB                   24  93 18  23   1  2  0  7   6 18  10  .247
1970  NSBL  Miles Lonnie KI                  18  66  7  16   1  3  0  0   5  5  13  .242
1970  NSBL  Wilkinson Doug UN                24  92 20  22   2  2  0  6  13  6  23  .239
1970  NSBL  Holzman Ed UN                    23  67 19  16   0  0  1  3  18 15  12  .239
1970  NSBL  Sallaway Tom NB                  17  39  6   9   4  0  1  1   6  7   4  .231
1970  NSBL  Lampitt Neil NB                  25  98 16  22   7  0  0  3   9 11  16  .224
1970  NSBL  Bunyan Lorne NM                  26  94 17  21   6  0  1  2  15 11  25  .223
1970  NSBL  Henricks Don NM                  17  46  5  10   1  1  0  0   6 11   3  .217
1970  NSBL  Ralston Ed UN                    15  42 10   9   2  0  0  2   9  9   3  .214
1970  NSBL  Brandon Gary SK                  21  75  9  16   1  0  0  2   6 14   6  .213
1970  NSBL  Johnston Jim NB                  23  96 21  20   2  1  1  4  18 10  11  .208
1970  NSBL  Mitchell Al SK                   23  82 13  17   1  0  0  4   6 10  12  .207
1970  NSBL  Mitchell Ian SK                  20  58  9  12   3  0  0  3  15 20   3  .207
1970  NSBL  Flanagan Jerry UN                25  73 17  15   3  0  0  2  16  8   6  .205
Source : Eldon Elliott, NSBL Final Statistics. Northwest Herald, August 26, 1970

WINS : Dvorak NB - 7 
PCT : Sallaway NB, 6-0 - 1.000
INNINGS : Dvorak NB - 68 2/3
SO : Dvorak NB - 64 NORTHERN SASKATCHEWAN G GS CG W L PCT IP H R ER BB SO HB WP ERA
1970 NSBL Dvorak Greg NB 7 1 .875 69 48 10 18 64 1.31 1970 NSBL Tabashniuk Edd SK 3 1 .750 27 19 4 8 14 1.33 1970 NSBL Sallaway Tom NB 6 0 1.000 44 32 14 18 37 2.89 1970 NSBL Henricks Don NM 2 1 .667 20 21 7 10 17 3.10 1970 NSBL Haanen Ken SK 1 1 .500 17 20 6 5 11 3.24 1970 NSBL Ferchuck Al UN 4 3 .571 55 45 20 25 36 3.27 1970 NSBL Miles Lonnie KI 0 1 .000 22 25 9 17 7 3.74 1970 NSBL Anderson John SK 2 3 .400 38 36 16 13 27 3.82 1970 NSBL Phelps Corky KI 1 2 .333 23 29 13 18 16 5.09 1970 NSBL Woodward Scott NM 1 3 .250 23 15 14 20 17 5.56 1970 NSBL Hunchak Harold NM 0 4 .000 31 26 19 16 11 5.58 1970 NSBL Haylor Larry UN 1 5 .167 31 30 20 14 25 5.81 1970 NSBL Hendershott Dana KI 3 4 .429 40 54 26 13 36 5.90 1970 NSBL Hilleary Gil NB 0 0 .000 16 20 12 13 8 6.89 1970 NSBL McIntyre Don NM 0 2 .000 20 30 16 11 12 7.20 KI=Kindersley Klippers, NB=North Battleford Beavers, NM=Neilburg Monarchs, SK=Saskatoon Commodores,
UN=Unity Cardinals
Source : Batter-Up, The Story of the Northern Saskatchewan Baseball League

ALBERTA MAJOR BASEBALL LEAGUE

It couldn't get much closer as Stu Heron of the Calgary Giants edged out Ron Moffat of the Calgary Cubs for the batting crown, .3801 to .3796. Laverne Bonham of Drumheller was third at .3789.  Heron also topped the circuit in doubles, 12, triples, 5, and runs batted in, 38.  Bruce Lofting of the Giants was best with 39 runs scored and 6 home runs. Dave Sowinski of Edmonton Tigers led in stolen bases, with 12.

Al Taylor of the Giants was the top hurler with an outstanding 10-2 record. He led the league in wins, innings pitched 90 2/3s, strikeouts, 91, and complete games, 6. Wayne McKee of the Edmonton Blue Willow Angels registered the best earned run average, 1.76, ahead of teammate Malcolm Lynn, at 1.87.


AVE : Heron CGG - .380 
RUNS : Lofting CGG - 39 
2B : Heron CGG - 12
3B : Heron CGG - 5
HR : Lofting CGG - 6
RBI : Heron CGG - 38
SB : Sowinski EDT - 12 ALBERTA MAJOR BB LEAGUE G AB R H 2B 3B HR SB BB SO RBI PCT
1970 AMBL Heron Stu CGG 121 35 46 12 5 38 .380 1970 AMBL Moffat Ron CGC 108 41 23 .380 1970 AMBL Bonham Laverne DH 95 36 4 15 .379 1970 AMBL Billey Vance EDO 104 36 15 .346 1970 AMBL Franchuk Orv EDT 87 28 7 16 .322 1970 AMBL Berlando Jim DH 93 29 16 .312 1970 AMBL Lofting Bruce CGG 123 39 38 7 6 10 23 .309 1970 AMBL Johnston Ron CGC 107 33 16 .308 1970 AMBL Morris Dave CGC 108 33 16 .306 1970 AMBL Thompson Dick EDO 92 27 7 22 .293 1970 AMBL Miller EDW 94 27 12 .287 1970 AMBL Waddle Wally EDT 88 25 12 .284 1970 AMBL Owchar Julie EDT 92 26 13 .283 1970 AMBL Simpson Dennis EDT 96 27 13 .281 1970 AMBL Kadatz Don EDO 70 19 4 .271 1970 AMBL Johnson Al CGG 82 22 9 .268 1970 AMBL Graham Bruce EDO 99 25 10 .253 1970 AMBL Speers Ross EDT 100 25 16 .250 1970 AMBL Watamaniuk Ron EDT 104 25 14 .240 1970 AMBL Tucker Gordie DH 96 22 4 20 .229 1970 AMBL White Rod CCG/DH 88 20 15 .227 1970 AMBL Sowinski Dave EDT 120 25 12 8 .208 Other CGG
1970 AMBL Lewis Hy CGG 50 22 9 .440
1970 AMBL Heatley Murray CGG 50 18 8 .360
1970 AMBL McFadyen Doug CGG 72 24 13 .333
1970 AMBL Duncan Bob CGG 3 1 0 .333
1970 AMBL Moffat Lyle CGG 53 17 11 .321
1970 AMBL Twa Al CGG 75 24 11 .320
1970 AMBL Jones Mark CGG 21 6 3 .286
1970 AMBL Chilton Doug CGG 53 14 11 .264
1970 AMBL Taylor Al CGG 39 10 0 .256
1970 AMBL Jarvis Rod CGG 83 20 4 .241
1970 AMBL Iverson Hal CGG 65 14 4 .215
1970 AMBL Bjerke Grant CGG 29 6 5 .207
1970 AMBL Horb Rick CGG 31 6 2 .194
1970 AMBL McBride Rick CGG 18 1 0 .056
1970 AMBL Strachan Jim CGG 7 0 0 .000 Source : Calgary Herald, August 13-14, 1970 CGG=Foothills (Calgary) Giants, CGC=Calgary Cubs, DH=Drumheller Miners, EDO=Edmonton Oilers,
EDW=Edmonton Blue Willow Angels, EDT=Edmonton Tigers WINS : Taylor CGG - 10
GAMES : Sedran CGC - 15
CG : Taylor CGG - 6
IP : Taylor CGG - 90 2/3s
SO : Taylor CGG - 91
ERA : McKee EDW - 1.76
ALBERTA MAJOR BB LEAGUE G GS CG W L PCT IP H R ER BB SO HB WP ERA
1970 AMBL McKee Wayne EDW 4 2 .667 71 73 1.76
1970 AMBL Lynn Malcolm EDW 4 2 .667 34 40 1.87
1970 AMBL Mein Cliff EDO 3 2 .600 36 34 2.27
1970 AMBL Murray Larry EDT 6 3 .667 73 29 2.60
1970 AMBL Lupul Gerry EDO 2 2 .500 40 12 2.67
1970 AMBL Taylor Al CGG 10 2 .833 91 91 2.78
1970 AMBL Chahley Bill EDT 4 1 .800 58 48 2.81
1970 AMBL Curtis Rick EDW 2 3 .400 39 27 2.97
1970 AMBL Sedran Alf CGC 7 6 .538 84 64 3.00
1970 AMBL Lederer Ken EDT 3 3 .500 39 23 3.20
1970 AMBL Miller Wayne CGC 3 1 .750 45 31 3.42
1970 AMBL McCarthy George EDO 2 5 .286 62 53 4.76
1970 AMBL Horb Rick CGG 4 5 .444 75 59 4.82
1970 AMBL Marian Ross EDT 2 3 .400 33 15 5.13
1970 AMBL Pasutto Don DH 5 5 .500 77 47 5.17
1970 AMBL Pushkarenko Ernie CGC 4 3 .571 50 36 5.44
1970 AMBL Cross Wally DH 1 3 .250 36 16 5.80
1970 AMBL Trogan Gary DH 3 3 .500 35 13 8.16
Other CGG
1970 AMBL Lewis Hy CGG 0 0 3 1 0.00
1970 AMBL Chilton Doug CGG 3 0 24 13 0.75
1970 AMBL Strachan Jim CGG 1 1 23 14 3.92

MANITOBA SENIOR LEAGUE     

Bill Carpenter, the Souris first sacker, ran up a .385 batting average to capture the batting crown in the Manitoba Senior League besting Maurice Oakes, the catcher-outfielder of the Brandon Cloverleafs. Oakes finished at .367 just one point ahead of Dick Marsden of the Souris Cardinals.  Carpenter, who led with 25 runs batted in, tied for the league lead in homers with Marsden, each with five. Another Cardinal, Doug Armour topped the circuit in runs, with 29, and doubles, 10.  Dave Rottman of Dauphin, an import from California's Yuba College, was the top hurler with eight wins in ten decisions. Ron Ramsey of Hamiota and Bernie Graner of Souris each had seven wins. Tom Scott of Virden led the loop in innings pitched, 98, and strikeouts, 118.


AVE : Carpenter SOU - .385 
HITS : Cameron SOU - 35
RUNS : Armour SOU - 29
2B : Armour SOU - 10
3B : Hemstad VIR - 3
HR : Carpenter/Marsden SOU - 5
RBI : Carpenter SOU - 25

MANITOBA SENIOR LEAGUE GP AB R H 2B 3B HR SB RBI PCT Carpenter Bill SOU 65 25 .385 Oakes Maurice BR 90 33 .367 Marsden Dick SOU 82 30 .366 Smith Mel HAM 89 32 .360 Seafoot Cliff RIV 96 34 .354 Cameron Greg SOU 100 35 .350 Smith Bryan HAM 89 31 .348 Armour Doug SOU 98 34 .347 Wilson Bob BR 84 28 .333 Gardiner Ralph VIR 84 27 .321 Mahiman Rich DA 84 27 .321 Everard Grant RIV 79 25 .316 Morrison John DA 73 23 .315 Robertson Al HAM 95 29 .305 Graner Bernie SOU 86 26 .302 Scott Glennis HAM 73 22 .301
   Source : Brandon Sun, August 13, 1970
   BR=Brandon Cloverleafs, DA=Dauphin Redbirds, HAM=Hamiota Red Sox,
   RL=Rolla NorDaks, RIV=Riverside Canucks, SOU=Souris Cardinals, VIR=Virden Oilers

WINS :  Rottman DA - 8 
IP : Scott VIR - 98
SO - Scott VIR - 118
   MANITOBA SENIOR LEAGUE          W  L   PCT  IP   H   R  BB  SO    ERA
   Rottman Dave DA                 8  2
   Ramsey Ron HAM                  7  2
   Graner Bernie SOU               7  2
   Marsden Dick SOU                6  3
   Scott Tom VIR                   6  8        98             118
   Thompson Bob BR                 5  4
   Roberge Gord RL                 5  6