1979 BC Snapshots     

Prince George opener

 

 

 

The opener of the 1979 season in Prince George & district, the Northern BC Interior League.

The Labatt's baseballers picked up where they left off last year in Prince George senior baseball, taking a 7 to 5 win over Mountain Truck Service in kicking off the new season. Omer Gascon pitched the win for the defending champions while Ted Eberle (left) took the loss.

 

 

Below - In the Mid-Island Senior League, Gordie Dumont of the Nanaimo Discosport A's slides safely into third.

 

 

 

Dumont slides

In British Columbia, there's been a long history of top level ball in the interior, including the Okanagan,
north to Kamloops. 

Kamloops 1980

Steven Travers (# 36 above) came out of the University of Nevada to become an ace starter
for the Kamloops Brewers in 1980. The photo is of the Kamloops stadium.  Travers went 9-3
with an ERA of 1.93 and was named the top pitcher in the Kamloops International Tournament. 

Travers later became an accomplished author.