Statistics, 1971       

SOUTHERN LEAGUE

Doug Simon, 21-year-old Regina outfielder, has won the 1971 batting title, ending the season with a .413 average to edge Terry Buck of Swift Current for the crown.  Simon, who had six doubles and four homers, was tops in slugging percentage, .612.  Buck, who began the season with Melville, led the league in doubles, with 13, and was second in runs batted in, with 20. 

Ken Haanen of Saskatoon was third, at .369. Ned Andreoni of Moose Jaw finished fourth, .364, and led in runs with 23. Yorkton's playing manager Gord Johnson poked the most homers, 5. Don Laube also of Yorkton was the best RBI man in the circuit, knocking in 25 runs. Randy Munch of Sasktoon was the leader in steals, with 11.

Import hurler Gary De Benedetti was the class of the pitchers with the most wins, 9, best winning percentage, and lowest earned run average, a sparkling 0.95.  Greg Bromann, another American college product, was the runnerup with 7 wins and 1.67 ERA. Local right-hander Fred Cardwell, who pitched for the University of Oregon, for was third in ERA, at 2.09.  Randy Sawa of Regina led in innings pitched, 94 2/3s and strikeouts, 88.

(Min 70 ABs) 
AVE : Simon RGR - .413
RUNS : Andreoni MJR - 23
2B : Buck MM/SC - 13
3B : Snell RGR - 3
HR : Johnson YK - 5
RBI - Laube YK - 25
SB : Munch SK - 11 SOUTHERN LEAGUE G AB R H 2B 3B HR SB CS BB SO RBI PCT Simon Doug RGR 80 16 33 6 4 .413 Buck Terry MM/SC 116 21 47 13 2 1 20 .405 Haanen Ken SK 84 15 31 .369 Andreoni Ned MJR 107 23 39 .364 Hickie Bev MM 72 16 24 .333 Doerksen Ervin MJR 102 16 32 .314 Reagan Gary YK 112 15 35 .313 Logan Andy RGR 83 10 26 .313 Bowes Don YK 90 18 28 .311 Tollefson Larry MJR 100 20 31 .310 Laube Don YK 117 21 36 25 .308 Markowsky Zenon SK 91 11 28 .308 Munch Randy SK 115 14 35 11 .304 Commodore Wayne SC 4 19 Johnson Gord YK 5 Snell Ron RGR 3
MJR=Moose Jaw Regals, MM=Melville Millionaires, RGR=Regina Red Sox, SC=Swift Current Indians, 
SK=Saskatoon Commodores, YK=Yorkton Cardinals

Source : Regina Leader-Post, August 20, 1971 Wins : DeBenedetti MJR - 9
Pct : DeBenedetti MJR - 1.000
Games : Tabashniuk SK - 16
Started : Tabashniuk SK, Buck MM/SC - 11
Completed : Bromann YK, Buck MM/SC - 10
ERA : DeBenedetti MJR - 0.95
Strikeouts : Sawa RGR - 88
Innings : Sawa RGR - 94 2/3s SOUTHERN LEAGUE G GS CG W L PCT IP H R ER BB SO HB WP ERA DeBenedetti Gary MJR 10 9 8 9 0 1.000 0.95 Bromann Craig YK 12 10 10 7 3 .700 75 1.67 Wall Les SC 9 9 9 6 3 .667 2.22 Buck Terry MM/SC 14 11 10 6 5 .545 93 84 47 47 76 2.82 Rowley Roy MJR 6 4 3 5 1 .833 Cardwell Fred MJR 9 9 5 5 2 .714 74 2.09 Haanen Ken SK 7 6 5 4 2 .667 Eichholtz John YK 11 8 6 4 2 .667 Ernst Neil SC 8 7 5 4 4 .500 Tabashniuk Edd SK 16 11 3 4 4 .500 2.95 Sawa Randy RGR 15 10 8 4 6 .400 95 88 2.47 Doerksen Erwin MJR 5 4 3 3 1 .750 Carter Jerry MM 8 6 6 3 4 .429 Currie Bob RGR 9 4 1 3 4 .429 Lazecki Larry SK 12 3 0 2 1 .667 Martinson Marty SK 11 2 0 2 3 .400 Stein Gary MJR 2 0 0 1 0 1.000 Simon Doug RGR 2 2 1 1 0 1.000 Marshall Al SC 1 1 1 1 0 1.000 Neal Jeff YK 2 2 1 1 0 1.000 Reagan Gary YK 2 1 1 1 0 1.000 Andreoni Ned MJR 3 2 1 1 1 .500 Olheiser Fred SC 2 1 1 1 1 .500 Brandon Gary SK 4 2 0 1 1 .500 Bowes Don YK 4 2 1 1 1 .500 Neville Garth YK 3 2 1 1 1 .500 Syrota Gary YK 3 2 2 1 1 .500 Herron Orville MM 5 5 2 1 2 .333 Lulashnyk Russell MM 5 4 2 1 3 .250 Johnson Lyle RGR 10 6 1 1 3 .250 Bellegarde Alex YK 4 3 1 1 3 .250 Homme Doug RGR 8 7 4 1 4 .200 2.32 Tollefson Larry MJR 1 1 0 0 0 .000 Parker Keith MJR 3 0 0 0 0 .000 McKee Wayne MM 2 1 0 0 0 .000 Forsythe MM 1 0 0 0 0 .000 Puhl Terry MM 3 0 0 0 0 .000 Kammerer Mel RGR 1 1 0 0 0 .000 Wolbaum Danny RGR 3 0 0 0 0 .000 Schinbein RGR 1 0 0 0 0 .000 Fink Danny RGR 1 0 0 0 0 .000 McLeod Jackie SC 2 1 0 0 0 .000 Martin Bob SC 1 0 0 0 0 .000 Nybo Harvey SC 1 0 0 0 0 .000 Kehl Don SK 3 2 0 0 0 .000 Mitchell Ian SK 2 0 0 0 0 .000 Nakonechny Larry SK 1 0 0 0 0 .000 Markowsky Zenon SK 1 0 0 0 0 .000 Parenteau SK 1 0 0 0 0 .000 Neal Veal YK 1 0 0 0 0 .000 Adams Bryan MJR 1 1 0 0 1 .000 Bradford Arden MM 1 1 0 0 1 .000 Bryksa Nelson MM 1 1 1 0 1 .000 Stelmak Dave MM 4 1 0 0 1 .000 Reagan Gary MM 1 1 0 0 1 .000 Twardochleb Tim MM 5 1 0 0 1 .000 Duff Gord MM 1 0 0 0 1 .000 Davis Steve SC 1 1 1 0 1 .000 Commodore Wayne SC 2 0 0 0 1 .000 Thiessen Neil SK 1 0 0 0 1 .000 Mahaffey Wayne SC 4 4 1 0 2 .000 Stelmak Malcolm MM 4 2 0 0 3 .000 Hrapchak Don SK 5 4 3 0 4 .000 Source : Linescores, game reports & Regina Leader-Post, August 20, 1971
 


NORTHERN SASKATCHEWAN LEAGUE

Import catcher Marv Chamberlain (Washington St.) emerged as the hitting star of the 1971 NSBL.  In 19 games for the Neilburg Monarchs, Chamberlain ran away with the batting title with a .453 average and topped the league in home runs with 6.  Doug Wilkinson of Unity was far behind in second place with a .366 average.  Hugh McIvor of North Battleford was third, at .333. 

Gary Barker of North Battleford led in wins with 8 and strikeouts, 88.  Ross Stone of Unity won the ERA title as he finished with no earned runs in 34 innings pitched.

AVE : Chamberlain NM - .453 
RUNS : Settle NB - 25
HR : Chamberlain NM - 6
RBI : McIvor NB - 22
NORTHERN SASKATCHEWAN             G  AB  R   H  2B 3B HR SB  BB SO RBI   PCT
Chamberlain Marv NM              19  75 20  34   5  2  6  5   5  9  15  .453
Wilkinson Doug UN                25  93 16  34   3  1  1  6  15  7  15  .366
McIvor Hugh NB                   26  96 19  32  10  0  3  5  11 17  22  .333
Settle Bill NB                   26 102 25  33   5  3  3  3  12 18  16  .324
Perkins Mark NB                  24  86 19  27   7  0  1  1  13 15  13  .314
Jackson Lane KI                  23  80 21  25   3  3  0  2  19 12   3  .313
Morgan Wayne KI                  23  81 12  25   4  0  1  0  13  4  16  .309
Young Tim UN                     22  85 20  26   5  1  0  5   7 20   6  .306
Sternig Cam  NB                  23  86 14  26   6  0  1  0   9 18  12  .302
Sobkow Bill NM                   26  90 17  27   3  0  5  1  16 15  14  .300
Ralston Ed UN                    20  69  9  19   2  0  1  2   8 12  11  .275
Jackson Don KI                   24  92 12  25   2  3  1  3   8 16  16  .272
Shaw Jim UN                      23  86 17  23   3  1  1  3  14 10   9  .267
Rowley Jack NB                   21  79 10  21   5  1  3  0   7 29  18  .266
Clements Gary NM                 17  65  9  16   2  0  1  1  10 14   9  .246
Source : Batter-Up, The Story of the Northern Saskatchewan Baseball League

WINS : Barker NB - 8 
INNINGS : Sallaway NB - 83 1/3
SO : Barker NB - 88 NORTHERN SASKATCHEWAN G GS CG W L PCT IP H R ER BB SO HB WP ERA Stone Ross UN 4 0 1.000 34 13 0 3 36 0.00 Sharpe Tom UN 3 0 1.000 22 16 1 7 24 0.41 Rucobo Vince UN 2 1 .667 28 11 2 11 48 0.64 Perkins Mark NB 0 0 .000 9 12 1 4 5 0.96 Barker Gary NB 8 2 .800 69 43 13 17 88 1.69 McDuff NM-NB 1 2 .333 15 9 3 10 6 1.84 Ohrn Les KI 5 3 .625 52 46 13 22 68 2.26 Wolfe Roger NM 1 2 .333 18 16 5 6 9 2.45 Sallaway Tom NB 5 4 .556 83 73 24 22 82 2.59 Drilling Bob NM 0 1 .000 15 20 6 3 11 3.60 Wilkinson Doug UN 1 2 .333 25 26 12 5 16 4.32 Cook Rick NB 3 3 .500 55 49 29 32 20 4.77 Schnell Jerry KI 2 8 .200 70 78 38 34 50 4.89 Funk Lonnie NM 5 4 .556 50 59 29 16 36 5.25 Haylor Larry UN 5 5 .500 76 90 47 33 75 5.57 Behlen Steve KI 2 3 .400 54 60 34 29 65 5.63 Edwards Tom NM 1 1 .500 30 33 19 15 21 5.70 McIntyre Don NM 4 3 .571 73 88 48 75 48 5.89 Arthur Randy KI 1 1 .500 27 38 18 14 21 6.00 Bock Gary UN 0 2 .000 13 19 11 9 11 7.62 KI=Kindersley Klippers, NB=North Battleford Beavers, NM=Neilburg Monarchs, UN=Unity Cardinals


ALBERTA MAJOR BASEBALL LEAGUE

Import outfielder Jesse Chavez of the Edmonton Tigers ran away with the batting title in the Alberta Major Baseball League topping the circuit with a .430 average, more than 70 points ahead of teammate Dave Sowinski, the runner-up, at .357. John Hines of the Calgary Giants was third at .348.  Chavez and Sowinski tied for the most runs, 25. Maury Barden of Red Deer belted the most homers, 4, and Gary Malmberg of the Calgary Cubs had the most runs batted in, 22.  Bruce Lofting of the Giants stole the most bases, 13.

Cliff Ballou of Red Deer led the league in wins, 8, innings pitched, 106 2/3s, and complete games, 7. Tim Brady of the Edmonton Tigers had the best earned run average, an outstanding 0.96 mark.  Tom Changnon of Calgary Giants compiled the most strikeouts, 105, and was second in ERA with a 1.48 average

AVE: Chavez EDT - .430 
RUNS : Chavez, Sowinski EDT - 25
2B : Five tied with 7
3B : Hines CGG, Chavez EDT - 4
HR : Barden RD - 4
RBI : Malmberg CGC - 22
SB : Lofting CGG - 13
ALBERTA MAJOR BB LEAGUE           G  AB  R   H  2B 3B HR SB  BB SO RBI   PCT
Chavez Jesse EDT                     86     37                      21  .430
Sowinski Dave EDT                   112     40                      12  .357
Hines John CGG                      112     39                      15  .348
Kelber Phil CGG                      87     30                      16  .345
Moffat Ron CGC                       95     31                      20  .326
Malmberg Gary CGC                    92     28                      22  .304
Herback Al CGC                       78     23                       9  .295
Tucker Gord RD                       93     27                      14  .290
Kostenuk Dave EDT                    76     22                      14  .289
Pozzo Roger RD                      108     31                      11  .287
Trembecky Bob RD                     77     22                       6  .286
Twa Al CGG                          103     29                       9  .282
Watamaniuk Ron EDT                   98     26                      19  .265
Maxwell Don RD                      100     26                       4  .260
Stewart Don EDT                      73     19                       4  .260
Franchuk Orv EDT                     78     20                      18  .256
Barden Maury RD                      80     20                       8  .250
Seyer Fred EDT                       89     22                      13  .247
Heron Stu CGG                       103     25                      17  .243
Grant Rick RD                       104     25                      10  .240
Hogan Brian CGG                      85     20                      16  .235
Darling Don EDW                      83     18                       3  .217
Schur Bill EDW                      103     21                      11  .204
Thompson Dick EDW                    87     17                       6  .195
Lofting Bruce CGG                    86     15                      11  .174

Red Deer Elks (League & Non-League)
G AB R H 2B 3B HR SB BB SO RBI PCT Davies Wayne RD 4 14 3 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .429 Ferster RD 1 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .333 Kelber Phil RD 1 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .333 Ballou Cliff RD 21 43 6 14 0 0 0 0 0 10 9 .326 Tucker Gord RD 31 104 15 32 0 0 0 0 9 12 12 .308 Trembecky Bob RD 26 90 12 25 0 0 0 0 14 15 6 .278 Maxwell Don RD 28 107 14 29 0 0 0 0 9 19 3 .271 Grant Rick RD 32 116 11 31 0 0 0 1 3 19 9 .267 Pozzo Roger RD 29 116 16 31 0 0 0 0 4 23 12 .267 Bonham Laverne RD 6 20 2 5 0 0 0 0 2 5 4 .250 Lyssons Jim RD 21 60 8 15 0 0 0 0 2 13 5 .250 McKee Al RD 25 85 3 21 0 0 0 0 6 16 11 .247 Barden Maury RD 25 79 11 19 0 0 4 1 14 23 8 .241 Luke Bill RD 13 25 3 6 0 0 0 0 3 11 2 .240 Berlando Jim RD 20 63 7 13 0 0 1 0 4 6 7 .206 Bonham Don RD 22 70 10 14 0 0 1 0 10 11 9 .200 Gephart RD 4 6 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 .167 McCook Brian RD 19 66 6 11 0 0 0 0 2 15 5 .167 Chagnon Tom RD 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 Kirkham George RD 2 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 Williams O. RD 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 .000
Source : Calgary Herald, August 20, 1971 & Harry Kuharchuk Red Deer statistician
CGC=Calgary Cubs, CGG=Calgary Giants, EDT=Edmonton Tigers, EDW=Edmonton Willows, 
RD=Red Deer Elks

WINS : Ballou RD - 8 
IP : Ballou RD - 106 2/3s
CG : Ballou RD - 7
SO : Changnon CGG - 105
ERA : Brady EDT - 0.96 ALBERTA MAJOR BB LEAGUE G GS CG W L PCT IP H R ER BB SO HB WP ERA
Brady Tim EDT 6 2 .750 56 57 0.96
Changnon Tom CGG 7 2 .778 91 105 1.48
McKinnie Chris CGC 5 3 .625 64 43 1.54
Chahley Bill EDT 4 2 .667 40 36 2.05
Anderson Ed EDT 2 1 .667 34 35 2.10
Stephens Ron CGC 3 1 .750 31 27 2.33
McKee Al RD 5 2 .714 57 78 2.54
Loveless Steve CGG 6 3 .667 86 61 2.62
Ballou Cliff RD 15 7 8 5 .615 107 96 2.70
Mein Cliff EDT 5 3 .625 68 54 3.18
Horb Rick EDW 4 5 .444 59 32 3.20
Lynn Malcolm CGC 3 4 .429 58 65 3.37
Luke Bill RD 1 3 .250 42 38 3.65
Baird Bob CGC 4 3 .571 54 68 3.69
Ewasiuk Ken EDW 3 2 .600 50 33 3.94
McKee Wayne EDW 2 4 .333 61 40 4.01
Taylor Al CGG 0 7 .000 40 30 6.30
Red Deer Elks (All games)
G GS CG W L PCT IP H R ER BB SO HB WP ERA
McKee Al RD 8 5 3 .625 64 44 31 21 54 85 2.97
Berlando Jim RD 1 0 0 .000 6 7 3 2 4 6 3.00
Pozzo Roger RD 5 2 1 .667 24 23 8 8 1 2 3.04
Ballou Clif RD 18 8 6 .571 111 97 0 38 36 99 3.09
Luke Bill RD 9 1 3 .250 42 47 0 17 31 38 3.64
Tomlinson Darryl RD 1 0 0 .000 1 3 5 1 2 0 6.77
Gephart RD 4 0 4 .000 20 19 20 17 15 14 7.53
Grant Rick RD 1 0 0 .000 2 4 2 2 2 2 7.73
Bonham Don RD 3 0 1 .000 5 14 8 8 1 1 14.40
Trembecky Bob RD 1 0 0 .000 1 2 4 3 3 0 27.00
Miller RD 1 0 0 .000 0 1 1 1 2 0 27.27
Karey Ken RD 1 0 0 .000 0 2 2 1 0 0 27.27
 


BASIN LEAGUE

Outfielder R.J. (Reuben John) Englert of the Mobridge Lakers captured the batting title in the Basin League with a .342 average. The Texas A & M product also led in runs scored, with 43. Teammate Chris Sans was the leader in runs batted in, with 46.  Willie Norwood of Sturgis topped the circuit in hits, 65, and home runs, 11. Tom Kennedy of Chamberlain had the most doubles, 12, and Bob Sheldon of Rapid City the most triples, 6.  John Stearns had the most thefts with 20 stolen bases.

Bob Cuellar was the league leader in earned run average, 1.27, wins, 11, and strikeouts, 123.  Jeff Dusek of Mobridge had the most complete games, 11.


MANITOBA SENIOR LEAGUE

Rich Carrier of the Minot Merchants and Gene Cory of the Riverside Canucks were declared co-winners of the 1971 batting title, even though Carrier finished ahead, .3684 to .3678.  With rounding to three decimal points, both finished at .368.  Gord Roberge of Rolla was third at .339.

Bernie Graner of Souris Cardinals topped the hurlers in wins, with 8. Glennis Scott of Hamiota had the top winning percentage with his 6-1 won-lost record.

MANITOBA SENIOR LEAGUE            G  AB  R   H  2B 3B HR SB  BB SO RBI   PCT
Carrier Rich MI                      76     28                          .368
Cory Gene RIV                        87     32                          .368
Roberge Gord RL                      59     20                          .339
Kraft Tom MI                         65     21                          .323
Shepherd Larry VIR                   74     23                          .311
Fisher Mark RIV                      84     26                          .310
Seafoot Cliff RIV                    78     24                          .308
Bridgett Ted VIR                     78     24                          .308
Muratore Larry MI                    78     24                          .308
Cook Bill MI                         83     25                          .301

Source : Winnipeg Free Press, July 31, 1971
BR=Brandon Cloverleafs, DA=Dauphin Redbirds, HAM=Hamiota Red Sox, MI=Minot Merchants,
RL=Rolla NorDaks, RIV=Riverside Canucks, SOU=Souris Cardinals, VIR=Virden Oilers MANITOBA SENIOR G GS CG W L PCT IP H R ER BB SO HB WP ERA Graner Bernie SOU 8 3 .727 Scott Glennis HAM 6 1 .857 Fisher Mark RIV 6 2 .750 Shepherd Larry VIR 6 3 .667 Feldner Donn MI 5 1 .833 Ramsey Ron HAM 5 3 .625 Everard Grant RIV 5 5 .500 Read Rick SOU 5 5 .500 Bridgett Ted VIR 4 2 .667 Hodgson Brian BR 4 2 .667 Roberge Gord RL 4 4 .500