1971 Game Reports, Vancouver Island     

1971 Vancouver, Lower Mainland, Fraser Valley 
1971 BC Interior 
1971 Vancouver Island   


Play in this four-team circuit ground to halt in late July with first-place Ladysmith well out in front in the standings

Campbell River
Ladysmith Travellers
Lake Cowichan
Nanaimo Villas

(May )  Ladysmith and Lake Cowichan battled to a 6-6 tie.

(May 22)   Lorne Smith and Lynn Irving cracked homers to pace Ladysmith Travellers to an 11-6 victory over Lake Cowichan Saturday at the Agricultural Field.  Smith's blast was a three-run shot. Barry McMahon was the winning hurler with a six-hitter.

John Nicholson (L) and xxx
Barry McMahon (W) and xxx

(May 23)   At Campbell River Sunday, the home squad and Nanaimo Villas split a twin-bill with the visitors taking the first game 10-4 as Bill Baker led the way as the winning pitcher and leading hitter, with a homer run and two singles. Nanaimo pounded out 14 hits.

Bill Baker (W) and xxx
Paul Woodward (L) and xxx

The host team rebounded to win the second game 7-6 in a game which produced 21 hits. Ron Frye was the winning hurler topping Ted Malinski of the Villas.

Ted Malinski (L) and xxx
Ron Frye (W) and xxx

(May 30)  Ladysmith took a pair from Campbell River 5-4 and 5-0. Lorne Smith and Johnny Wilson each swatted two-run homers in the opener. Murray Davidson, who relieved starter Dal Church in the fifth with the bases loaded retired the side without allowing a run to earn the win.

xxx and xxx
Dal Church, Murray Davidson (W) (5) and xxx

Barry McMahon fired a six-hit shutout in the second game as Lorne Smith and Ken Taylor led the offense with round trippers.

xxx and xxx
Barry McMahon (W) and xxx

(May 31) Nanaimo and the Lakers split a double-header in Lake Cowichan. The home squad took the opener 4-1 but the Villas rebounded to win the second game 8-4. Jim Jubenville held the Villas to three hits in winning the first contest. In the second, Randy Senini paced Nanaimo with three hits, including a two-run homer. Gordie Carlson allowed nine hits in going the route for the pitching win while Robertson took the loss, being tagged for 11 hits and four walks.

Bill Baker (L) and xxx
Jim Jubenville (W) and xxx

Gordie Carlson (W) and xxx
Robertson (L) and xxx

(June 4)  A sixth inning homer by Bill Cain was all the Ladysmith Travellers needed Friday to nip Nanaimo Villas 1-0. The game was a pitching duel  between Nanaimo's Gord Carlson, who allowed three hits, and Travellers' Clint Bailey who yielded but two safeties.

Gord Carlson (L) and xxx
Clint Bailey (W) and xxx

(June 9)   Ladysmith posted its fifth win of the season Wednesday edging Lake Cowichan 4-3. The Travellers, with five wins and a tie, are well ahead in the standings with 11 points to just four for the second place Villas of Nanaimo. The Travellers needed a last inning relief effort by Barry McMahon to cinch the victory. McMahon came in with two out in the seventh and the tying run on third. He fanned the lone batter he faced to preserve the win for starter Murray Davidson. The two combined on a four-hitter. John Jubenville took the loss giving up nine hits.

John Jubenville (L) and xxx
Murray Davidson (W), Barry McMahon (7) and xxx

(June 12)   A scheduled double-header between Nanaimo and Campbell River was rained out.

(June 12)  Clint Bailey fired a two-hitter Saturday to lead Ladysmith to a 3-2 win over Lake Cowichan. In posting his second straight victory, Bailey fanned nine. Deb Dley took the loss allowing nine hits. He racked up 11 strikeouts.

Deb Dley (L) and xxx
Clint Bailey (W) and xxx

                  W  L  T  PTS
Ladysmith         6  0  1  13
Nanaimo           2  3  0   4
Lake Cowichan     1  4  1   3
Campbell River    1  3  0   2

(June 20)   A scheduled twin-bill between Campbell River and Ladysmith was rained out.

(June 20)   A porous defense hurt Nanaimo as Lake Cowichan took advantage of six Villas' errors to post an 8-1 triumph.  Jim Jubenville twirled a four-hitter, with 10 strikeouts, for the win. Bill Baker allowed just five hits in taking the loss.

Bill Baker (L) and xxx
Jim Jubenville (W) and xxx

(June 27)  Lake Cowichan ended Ladysmith's unbeaten streak upending the league leaders 4-3 at the Travellers' Agricultural Field.  The visitors notched two runs in each of the third and fourth innings and held on for the win. Ladysmith got two in the bottom of the fourth and sliced the margin to one on a homer by Wayne Noye in the sixth. Jim Jubenville scattered seven hits in picking up the win over Barry McMahon.

Jim Jubenville (W) and xxx
Barry McMahon (L) and xxx

                  W  L  T  PTS
Ladysmith         6  1  1  13
Lake Cowichan     3  4  1   7
Nanaimo           2  4  0   4
Campbell River    1  3  0   2

(June 30)   Nanaimo Villas handed Ladysmith its second straight defeat, 6-4 Wednesday at Ladysmith. Villas overcame a 4-3 deficit with a run in the sixth and two more in the seventh. Bill Baker picked up the pitching win over Murray Davidson.

Bill Baker (W) and Bob Humphrey
Murray Davidson (L) and Willis

                  W  L  T  PTS
Ladysmith         6  2  1  13
Lake Cowichan     3  4  1   7
Nanaimo           3  4  0   6
Campbell River    1  3  0   2

(July 11)   Lake Cowichan took both ends of Sunday's double-header from Nanaimo, winning 13-0 and 10-9. the Lakers took the first game behind the two-hit, shutout, hurling for Jim Jubenville and got home runs from Jubenville and John Ryan in taking the second game.

Jim Jubenville (W) and Davis
Carlson (L), Shield (3), Kitt (7) and Kitt, Humphrey (7)

Dley (W), Nicholson (5) and Davis
Kitt (L) and Carter

                  W  L  T  PTS
Ladysmith         6  2  1  13
Lake Cowichan     5  4  1  11
Nanaimo           3  6  0   6
Campbell River    1  3  0   2

(July 22)   Dale Church swatted a grand slam homer in the fourth inning to bring Ladysmith back from a 3-1 deficit and the Travellers went on to an 8-3 victory Thursday over Nanaimo in action at Robins Park. Clint Bailey held the Villas to four hits in doing the distance for the pitching win.

Clint Bailey (W) and Taylor
Colin Shade (L), Baker (7) and Carter, Demens (6)