1909-1969 Saskatoon Exhibition Tournament      

 

1909

1909 is thought to have been the first year of what became the Saskatoon Exhibition Tournament. Of the eleven teams originally entered only seven teams showed up - Viscount, Delisle, Biggar, Govan, Asquith, Perdue, Davidson, and Saskatoon - with Unity being added during the competition.

(August 3)  Viscount whipped Delisle 7-1 behind the solid hurling of left-hander Pete Maguire. 

The wavy wafting of Pitcher McGuire of the Viscount ball nine and the able support he received, coupled with the masterly battting of that same set was quite sufficient to put to route Delisle's athletes 7 to 1 in the opening battle of the fair tournament last evening at the grounds. The failure in general of the Goose Lakers to find the southpaw's delivery and particularly in pinches, notably in the eighth, and some very costly boots tells the negative side of the tale, so very sad to sou'westers. Gossipers and free information dispensers said the teams were the best entered in the tourney, and sure enough they put up a class of ball that was tasty, and with a few torn edges.  McGuire is a heaver of some account and he kept the enemy always worrying, although the latter had a couple of chances, particularly in the eighth, let us repeat, when they might have stood the game on the other end, but this is all over now and Viscount march foreward in the tourney. (Saskatoon Daily Phoenix, August 4, 1909)

Maguire (W) and xxx
Bigelow (L), Robinson (7) and xxx

Viscount :  Garvey 2B, Hanson 3B, Hardy RF, Johnson LF, Maguire Pete LHP, Marceaux CF, Stacey SS, Wolfe C, Wolfe F. 1B

Delisle :  Benalkin 1B, Bentley 3B, Bigelow P,Deare C, Flock SS, Gordon RF, Munro LF, Robinson 2B, Stewart CF

(August 4)   Centre fielder Campbell punched out a double, triple and two singles Wednesday to lead Govan past Biggar 5-4.  Winning pitcher Dalton helped the offense with a triple and single.  Dalton allowed nine hits, as did losing hurler Benner.  Both fanned eight.   

Dalton (W) and Datton
Benner (L) and Wales

Because they fielded in a manner more clean than Biggar, Govan won their contest Wednesday afternoon in the fair baseball tournament, 5-4. The Govan athletes swatted no harder and appeared to be just a trifle less accomplished at the game than their foe, yet they were frugal in their gleanings and this fact gave them the victory. Biggar made bum heaves at times that were fatal and although they made a rally in the closing stanza with two down the odds were too great and after bringing their score sheet up from two to four they were extinguised, lacking the single run that would have tied. The contest was even snappier than that on the previous day when Viscount sunk the Delisle crew on a cruel and rocky reef.  Biggar seemed to really have the best of the contest but their fielding was weak and when they commenced to aeroplane in the third Govan ran into a trio that was sufficient with the one in the last to send them forward in the tourney. (Saskatoon Daily Phoenix, August 5, 1909)

Perdue was awarded a victory when Asquith failed to show. Grandora dropped out of the event with Unity to take their place.

(August 5)  Davidson scored four times in the fifth inning to secure victory over Saskatoon. The final count was 8 to 3. Whynnery held Saskatoon to six hits in pitching the victory. He whiffed seven and walked none. W.Armstrong gave up just five hits in taking the loss.

W.Armstrong (L) and J.Armstrong
Whynnery (W) and Mogan

Saskatoon :  Armstrong J. C, Armstrong W. P, Bedford SS, Brooks 3B, Creighton RF, Koyle LF, McGechie CF, Spence 1B, Wilson 2B

Davidson :  Hawthorne 1B, LaBarn SS, McAlpine LF, McLellan 3B, McRae CF, Mogan C, Rolts 2B, Whitford RF, Whynnery P

In a game which went just four innings, Viscount thumped Perdue 11-0 behind an 11-hit attack. Perdue further hurt its chances making six errors.

J.Marcoux (W) and J.Wolf
Hicks (L) and W.Scollon

Viscount :  Garvey 2B, Hanson 3B, Hardy RF, Marcoux B. CF, Marcoux J. P, Rutherford LF, Stacey SS, Wolf F. 1B, Wolf H. C

Perdue :  Black CF, Gilman 1B, Gurnon SS, Hartell 2B, Hicks P, Johnson RF, Mills 3B, Scollon J. LF, Scollon W. C

Viscount whipped Perdue 11-0. Aberdeen was awarded the contest with Unity as Unity was found to have used players from the Biggar team.

(August 6)  Aberdeen shaded Govan 5-4 leaving Aberdeen, Viscount and Davidson in the running for the money.

Viscount won first money of $200 with a victory in the tournament final.


1922

1922 marked the beginning of the Exhibition Tournament in Saskatoon. The inaugural affair was a ltitle confusing as teams were being added and dropped right up until the day before the start of play. Macklin, which had been removed from the schedule as it was reported they were unable to make the trip, decided to come after all while Drake and North Battleford, seen as possible tournament favourites, were compelled to drop out. 

(July 18)  In the opening game of the Saskatoon Tournament, Conquest dumped Biggar 16-9. Third baseman Bissitt was a hero for the winners belted out four hits, including a home run and two triples, and scored four times. F. Beavis and McGuire each had three hits. Morris allowed ten hits in going the distance for the win.

B. Lee (L), C. Lee (5), Rowley (8) and Barton
Morris (W) and Frumrie

(July 19)  Dodger Lewis fired a three-hitter and set down 24 batters by strikeout to lead Rosetown to a 3-2 win over Macklin at the $1,000 tournament at Saskatoon. On a single by Hansen, Rosetown scored the winning run in the bottom of the 9th after Macklin had taken advantage of a pair of errors to tie the score in the top of the final frame. Lewis and second baseman Gil Stokke each had two hits for Rosetown.  The 24 strikeouts set a record for either amateur or pro ball in Saskatoon.

Husen (L) and Scott
D. Lewis (W) and Frank Lewis

(July 19)  Davidson defeated Perdue

(July 20)   Shutout for eight innings, Denholm broke loose for five late runs to down Humboldt 5-3.  Down 2-0, Denholm scored three in the top of the 9th to take the lead, but Humboldt plated a run in the bottom of the inning to send the game to an extra frame.  Humboldt scored another pair in the 10th to notch the victory. Travis went the distance on the mound for the win.

Travis (W) and Lambert
Beyl, Binley and Wolfe

(July 20)  Conquest advanced to the final of the Saskatoon Tournament with a 5-2 win over Davidson. A three-run first inning, on three hits and an error, proved enough for the win.  C. Beavis held Davidson to six hits in going the route on the mound. Ramsay took the loss. Morris, who pitched the opening win for Conquest, led the offense with three hits.

Ramsay (L) and Hamilton
C. Beavis (W) and Frumrie

(July 21)  Denholm vs Langham, Winner (Denholm-Langham) vs Rosetown

Conquest won top money at the Saskatoon Tournament edging Rosetown 14-13 in the final.


1923

(July 24)  The second edition of the baseball tournament associated with the Saskatoon exhibition got underway with $1,000 in prize money at stake. The team from Kinley, after getting away to a weak start, settled down in the middle and late innings and went on to defeat Dundurn 7 to 6. Powell, the Kinsley heaver, surrendered seven hits and was better able to come through in the pinches than losing chucker Ramsay who was touched for eleven hits. Powell fanned ten Dundurn batters while Ramsay rang up nine strikeouts. Outfielder Cummings had two doubles and a single for the winners and teammate Dunbar, the shortstop, laced a triple and two singles. First baseman Rowe, with a double and single, paced Dundurn’s hitters.

Ramsay (L) and Hamilton
Powell (W) and Johnson

(July 24)  A heavy downpour at Cairns Field forced postponement of the Conquest-Lanigan game.

(July 25)  Conquest defeated Lanigan in the morning game. No final score or game details appeared in the print media.

(July 25)  Bad weather continued to plague the tournament. In an abbreviated four-and-a-half inning contest, Eatonia slipped by Watson by the tune of 3 to 2. Three consecutive hits in the fourth frame off losing twirler Gunstell, the sum total of their offensive production, accounted for all three of Eatonia’s runs. In spite of the constant drizzle, snappy fielding, good pitching and clean hitting were featured throughout the game. Winning tosser Moore allowed five hits and struck out nine. Gunstell whiffed six. Watson shortstop “Bunny” Cook of hockey fame, was the only batter on either squad to manufacture two base hits, a two-bagger and a single.

Gunstell (L) and Ferguson, Rees
Moore (W) and Bigelow

(July 26)  Behind the two-hit pitching effort of Ellis, Wadena whitewashed Grandora 7 to 0 in the morning game. Ellis fanned 11 in earning the complete game mound triumph. Wadena collected 9 hits and played errorless afield in chalking up the comfortable win. Catcher Eric Quist picked up three singles for the victors while third sacker Dufour contributed a double and a single.

Ellis (W) and E. Quist
Grey (L), Moore (7) and Thompson, Currie

(July 26)  The noon game saw Denholm slap down Humboldt 9 to 4. Scoring twice in the top of the first frame, Denholm never lost the lead. The winners racked up 13 hits off a pair of Humboldt chuckers as catcher Scott led the way with a double plus a brace of one-baggers.

Bird (W) and Scott
Beyel (L), Sanson (6) and Conners

(July 26)  Shortstop Bill Dunbar hit a double, triple and home run, fielded in sensational style and was altogether the big noise in Kinley’s 11 to 3 trouncing of Macklin in the evening encounter. Kinley’s Jerry Cummings tossed a five-hitter and whiffed seven in recording the hill victory. His batterymate, Johnson, nicked the duo of Macklin heavers for a trio of singles.

Cummings (W) and Johnson
Brown (L), Henry (4) and Batey

(July 27)  Each team utilized three pitchers as Wadena took a 17 to 11 slugfest from Denholm in the early game. The combatants combined for 35 hits in this pitchers’ nightmare with the victorious Wadena aggregation accounting for 20 of them. Third baseman Dufour stroked a home run, two doubles and a single in pacing the winner’s attack. Teammate Millar collected a double and three singles while Robertson drilled a pair of doubles and a three-bagger.

Amundrud, Remple (6), Ellis (W) (7) and E. Quist
Bainbridge, Everett (L) (1), Bird 8) and Scott 

(July 27)  Another loosely-played contest in the day’s finale saw the Conquest nine drub Eatonia 13 to 8. A plethora of base hits combined with shoddy defensive play by both teams characterized the proceedings. Eatonia fell behind early and wound up using four pitchers in an effort to stem the tide. Conquest held a 12 to 9 edge in base hits. Outfielder Johnson clubbed a brace of doubles for the winners while third baseman Dalton was Eatonia’s best with the hickory, slamming a triple and double.

Following the game, a draw was made involving the three remaining teams, Kinley, Conquest and Wadena, and Kinley was the lucky team to receive a bye into the tournament final.

Murray (W) and Washburn
Moore (L), Dafoe (3), Bagley (7), Dalton (9) and Bigelow

PosterLeft - an ad which appeared in the July 28th edition of the Saskatoon Phoenix announcing the semi-final and final tournament games.

In the small print near the bottom, fans were informed that in case of doubtful weather, they were to watch for a blue and white flag flying over the Hudson’s Bay Store. If the flag was flying, all systems were go and the game would be played.

(July 28)  In a tournament semi-final match, Wadena eliminated Conquest, the winner of the inaugural exhibition tournament in 1922, 4 to 3 in eleven innings. No game details appeared in the print media sports pages. .

(July 28)  Kinley, led by Bill Dunbar, defeated Wadena 10 to 5 to capture the 1923 Saskatoon exhibition week tournament. Dunbar belted his second four-bagger of the tourney, a two-run shot to go along with a double. Teammate L. McMahon collected three hits including a pair of triples. Losing twirler Ellis of the Wadena nine had three singles.

Powell (W) and Johnson
Ellis (L), Amundrud (3) and E. Quist 


1924

No tournament held


1925

In 1924, no tournament was held so the 1925 event marked the resumption of the tournament and the third time in four summers that the single-knockout affair had taken place. In creating a closer tie to the weekly exhibition, the tournament venue was switched from Cairns Field to the diamond at the Exhibition Grounds.

(July 20)  Second baseman Billy Murray cracked out five hits and right fielder George Bigelow had four as Kinley crushed Viscount 21-5 in the opening game of the 1925 tournament. Kinley put the game out of reach in the fourth inning scoring 11 times. Every hitter in the winner's lineup had at least one safety. Stan Douglas allowed just six hits in going the distance for the mound triumph.

Douglas (W) and Washburn
Glenn (L) and Hoffinger (4) and Carlson

(July 21)   Hoesheit fired a two-hitter to help Bruno to a 6-2 win over Denholm.  Loose defensive play in the sixth inning allowed Denholm to plate its only runs of the game. Bruno took the lead for good in the first inning when Schramm doubled to right and scored on Kobb's single. They added a run in the second and two more in the third. Shortstop West drove in a pair of runs and scored a third himself. Kobb was the big stickman with three safeties.

Hoesheit (W) and Currie
Bird (L) and Bessie

(July 21)  Prince Albert scored six times in the opening inning in a 10-5 victory over Lac Vert.  With their own star hurler down with an injury, Lac Vert picked up a young moundsman from Prince Albert, Bird, brother of Lefty Bird of Denholm.  While he displayed a world of stuff at times, he was touched freely in the first inning for enough damage by the northerners to cinch the contest.  Smokey Whitman was the winning pitcher.

Bird (L) and Fennell
Whitman (W) and Hallis

(July 23)    Ruthilda notched a spectatular 11th inning win over Bruno.  Tied 6-6 in extra innings and with the first two batters going down on strikes in the 11th, Craig gave Ruthilda some hope with a single. An error on Baker's easy roller allowed Craig to come home with what proved to be the winner.  Catcher Ferguson put the game on ice with a three-run homer. In the bottom of the 11th, Bruno got two men on with two out but Moore whiffed the next batter to end the game. Ferguson had three singles to go along with his four-bagger and A.Edwards, L.Edwards and Craig each clouted three of Ruthilda's 21 hits. Bruno collected 15 hits, four by Kobb and three each by West and Schwinghammer.

Moore (W) and Ferguson
Hoesheit, J.Webber (L) (8) and Currie

(July 23)  Veteran Pete McGuire hurled a steady nine-hitter to pace Milden to an easy 10-3 win over Prince Albert. The left-hander struck out 14.  Milden jumped into a 4-0 lead in the first inning and never looked back. Ferguson, Hudson and Matthews each poled two hits for the winners.  Second sacker Ashwin knocked out three hits for Prince Albert.

P.McGuire (W) and Ferguson
Symes (L), Whitman (1) and Pohnson

(July 24)   Catcher Vern Washburn clouted two triples and a pair of singles to lead Kinley to a 7-2 victory over Ruthilda and a berth in the final of the Exhibition Tournament.  Bill Dunbar relieved starter Ramsay after Ruthilda scored two in the first inning and pitched shutout ball the rest of the way striking out ten.  Leo Seiffert contributed a triple and double to the Kinley victory.

Ramsay, Dunbar (W) (1) and Washburn
Moore (L), A.Edwards (2) and Ferguson

(July 25)   A brilliant pitching effort by Billy Murray highlighted the final of the Exhibition Tournament as Kinley downed Milden 5-2 behind Murray's one-hitter. Hersberger, Milden's lead off man in the ninth lashed a single into left for the only safety against Murray.  Brought in from his usual infield position to handle the mound work, Murray, who continued to bat in the lead off slot, surprised even his most enthusiastic supporters. He ended up with ten strike outs and just one base on balls.  Murray and Bill Dunbar led the offense each with three hits.  Paul McKenzie took the loss.

P.McKenzie (L) and Ferguson
Murray (W) and Washburn


1926

(July 19)   Swanson kicked off the 1926 $1,000 tournament defeating Cory 6-2.  The winning run came home in the fifth inning when Comston beat out an infield hit, stole second and scored on an error. Swanson added three insurance runs in the eighth on two singles, two errors and a wild pitch.  Webster held Cory to three hits in going the full nine innings for the win. Eddie Meyers yielded just five hits but five Cory errors played a prominent role in the decision.

E.Myers (L) and Johnstone
Webster (W) and Williams

(July 20)   Floral pounded out 14 hits, three by first baseman Cook, in trouncing Grandora 9-0. Baird tossed a five-hitter and struck out 13 in gaining the win. Vern Washburn and Herman Loblick from the Edmonton semi-pro league and Bill Dunbar, the Kinley star, were among those who contributed to the Floral victory.

Thomas (L) and Weldon
Baird (W) and Washburn

(July 20)  Verne Gould fired a four-hit shutout to lead Ruthilda over Neilburg 6-0. Cushing and Edwards cracked home runs for the winners. Edwards, the right fielder, also had a triple.

Gould (W) and Ferguson
Wason (L) and Paquette

(July 21)  Lac Vert-Eldersley rallied with four runs in the sixth inning to come from behind to down Asquith 5-1 behind the strong hurling of Les Hutchinson.  Asquith took the lead in the first inning when Rube Talbot slugged a three-bagger into right field sending Abbott, who had reached on a fielder's choice, home from third. Hutchinson blanked Asqutih the rest of the way.  Lac Vert tied the count in the sixth when Bob Moss opened with a single to right and scored as veteran Wilson socked a clean drive to left. That started a procession which saw three more runs cross the plate before Asquith could stem the tide. Lac Vert established a local record for assists with 20 in nine innings. Orville Armstrong at third had eight of them.  Bunny Cook, one of the stars of the Saskatoon Sheiks in the pro hockey world, also hung up a record for first basemen with 18 putouts.

Hutchinson (W) and xxx
Furse (L), Mohr (6) and xxx

(July 21)   Moose Range scored two runs in the first inning but that's all they could do as Fiske scored a pair in the sixth to tie and two more in the eighth for a 4-2 victory. Steve Martin topped Horace Bigelow in a pitcher's duel.

Steve Martin (W) and xxx
Horace Bigelow (L) and xxx

(July 22)   Ruthilda and Swanson played to an 8-8, 10-inning, draw. The game is to be completed in the morning. The exciting affair saw Swanson jump out to a 6-0 lead in the third inning with Ruthilda rallying with three in the 7th, two in the 8th and three in the top of the ninth to take an 8-6 lead. Swanson scored twice in the bottom of the ninth to send the game to extra innings. Ferguson and Edwards each had three of Ruthilda's 15 hits while Swanson managed just nine hits against Tiny Moore

Moore and Ferguson
P. Mcguire, McMurchy (8), Webster (10) and Williams

(July 22)   Larry Strong was the hero for Battleford in its 8-7 win over Viscount. Strong, who pitched a six-hitter and fanned 14, started the winning rally in the eighth inning with a single to left. He took second on an error and scored the deciding run on Parmentor's clean single to centre field. First sacker McKee led Battleford's 12-hit attack with three hits. . Losing pitcher Hank Wolfe led Viscount with a single, double and triple.

Wolfe (L) and J.Dubois
Strong (W) and Dixon

(July 23)  It took just one inning for Ruthilda to end the continuation of their Thursday 8-8 draw with Swanson. Ruthilda scored a pair in the top of the 11th for the 10-8 victory.

Moore, Gould (W) (11) and Ferguson
P. Mcguire, McMurchy (8), Webster (L) (10) and Williams

(July 23)   Floral scored all its runs in the first three innings in a 9-4 triumph over Lac Vert-Eldersley.  Herb Loblick, the import hurler from Edmonton, had a rough first inning giving up three runs, but settled down to pitch solid ball the rest of the way yielding just one more counter. Infielder Billy Murray led the Flora offense with a homer and a double. First sacker Cook punched out two doubles and a single. Bunny Cook topped Lac Vert with a double and two singles.

Loblick (W) and Washburn
Gray (L), Hutchinson (2) and Ellis

(July 23)   Fiske got a strong pitching effort from Steve Martin in a 5-4 win over Battleford. The hefty chucker struck out 14 and gave up eight hits in besting Archie Edwards the young Battleford collegiate athlete. Edwards rang up 16 strikeouts to set a tournament high. Eight errors back of Edwards enabled Fiske to get the upper hand. 

Edwards (L) and Dixon
Martin (W) and McNeil

(July 24)  Floral won a berth in the tournament final taking an easy 11-5 decision over Ruthilda. Cook, the Floral first baseman, led the way with three hits, his third straight three-hit effort. Con Bissett belted a homer and triple and Billy Murray added three hits. 

Baird, Loblick (W) (3) and Washburn
Edwards (L), Moore (8) and Ferguson

(July 24)   Trailing 3-2 into the bottom of the ninth, Floral rallied with two runs to edge Fiske 4-2 to win $500 first money at the Saskatoon Exhibition Tournament. Fiske had taken a one-run lead in the eighth as Tom                      Grady, the one-armed outfielder singled and scored on L. Dunn's long sacrifice fly to left. Paul McKenzie led off Floral's ninth inning comeback with a three-bagger to centre field. Jerry Cummings drove him home with a single over shortstop. Cummings advanced to second on a passed ball and Billy Murray put the finishing touch to the tournament with a hard smash to second that L. Dunn let clean through to plate the winning marker. Murray led the winners with a double and triple. Cummings held Fiske to eight hits in going the distance for Floral.

Martin (L) and McNeil
Cummings (W) and Washburn


1927

(July 25)   Bruno came from behind with four runs in the 8th inning to down Strongfield 8-6 in the opening game of the Exhibition Tournament.  Hall opened the Bruno 8th with a single and moved to third on an error. Campbell laid down a squeeze bunt to score Hall. A few minutes later, Dufor scored the tying run as Veitch poked a roller down the first base line.  With two men on base, Schwinghammer hit a hard grounder to second which D. Derdall kicked into the outfield as both Campbell and Veitch came home.  Al Hoeschet scattered eight hits for the win. Dufor, Campbell and Veitch each score two runs for the winners. Millett carried the big stick for Strongfield with a single, double and triple.

Millett (L), Rowley (8) and Kelloch
Hoeschet (W) and Campbell

(July 26)   With a 22-hit attack Ruthilda slaughtered Grandora 21-1. E. Edwards led the winners with four hits, three runs and three stolen bases.  Morrison, Cushing, McMahon, Moore and Baker each had three safeties. Everyone in the Ruthilda lineup had at least one hit and one run.  Morrison scored four times. Archie Edwards held Grandora to five hits and fanned 13.

A.Edwards (W) and Ferguson
Parker, Ed Shockey (2), Frost (5) and Weldon.

(July 27)   Cory advanced to the second round of the Exhibition Tournament with a 6-4 victory over Birch Hills. First baseman O'Hara led the winners with three hits.  Jerry Cummings pitched a five-hitter to register the win.

Cummings (W) and Johnson
Lennan (L) and Brigden

(July 28)   An eight-run 7th inning carried Cut Knife to a 10-4 win over Young.  Third baseman Ron Silver led the winners with three hits, one a double. Roy Burrows surrendered ten hits but managed to go the distance for the pitching win.

Wason (L) and Stock
Burrows (W) and Cavangh

(July 28)   Rosetown buried Bruno 12-0 behind left fielder Fisher who slugged a triple and three doubles and scored three times. Stan Douglas, who fired a six-hitter in blanking Bruno, added a pair of hits and scored twice. Douglas walked two and whiffed 15.

Douglas (W) and Washburn
Hoeschet (L) and Campbell

(July 29)   Third sacker Morrison banged out a double, triple and two singles and shortstop Bessie helped with three hits as Ruthilda trounced Viscount 8-1.  Archie Edwards held Viscount to eight hits in hurling his second win of the tournament.

Gunther (L), Wolf and E.Andreen
A.Edwards (W) and Ferguson

(July 29)  Winning pitcher Roy Burrows singled through the Cory infield in the 10th inning to drive in the winning run as Cut Knife took a thrilling 4-3 decision.  Burrows held Cory to six hits. Jerry Cummings fanned 13 in a losing cause. Catcher Cavangh smacked a double and triple for Cut Knife.

Burrows (W) and Cavangh
Cummings (L) and Johnston

(July 30)   Stan Douglas twirled a three-hit shutout to lead Rosetown to the final of the Exhibition Tournament with a 2-0 win over Cut Knife.  Rosetown scored both runs in the first inning. Con Bissett laced a triple to left field and Don Conklin followed with a powerful wallop over the centre fielder's head for a home run.  From then on Douglas and Al Chaffee, the semi-pro hurler from Nebraska, engaged in a classic pitcher's duel.  Chaffee allowed just two hits after the first inning.

Chaffee (L) and Cavangh
Douglas (W) and Washburn

(July 30)    Joe Baldwin pitched Rosetown's third straight shutout, a 6-0 four-hitter over Ruthilda, to take top money at the Exhibition Tournament.  Rosetown scored the only run it would need in the first inning. Con Bissett drew a walk and made it all the way to third on a fielder's choice and throwing error. He came home on Don Conklin's long drive to centre field.  Baker made a nice running catch but couldn't throw out Bissett at the plate. Rosetown went ahead 2-0 in the fifth as Bissett doubled and scored on Washburn's single to right.  Ruthilda had a chance in the sixth with the bases loaded and two out but McMahon flied out to end the threat.  In the seventh, Rosetown loaded the sacks on two walks and a fielder's choice with none out.  Kitch Moore, the Ruthilda chucker, was hurt fielding Bissett's grounder and Baker came in from centre field to do the pitching. Washburn greeted him with a two-run single and Bissett came in to score on Conklin's infield out.  Bill Dunbar singled to drive in Washburn with the final run. 

Baldwin (W) and Washburn
Moore (L), Baker (7) and Ferguson


1928

(July 23)   Offensive fireworks and defensive miscues highlighted the opening of the 1928 Exhibition Tournament as Lanigan pounded out 21 hits to clobber Borden, which made 11 errors, 24-7.  W.Craddock led the assault with four hits while Kerr, Overton and Folley each added three with two of Kerr's safeties going for three bases. Shortstop Gunther scored five times. Bruce Hill pitched into the fifth inning for the win. Lanigan called off the contest in the top of the seventh after Lanigan had scored another seven runs.  W.Dyck slugged two triples and a single for the losers and scored three times.

There was confusion before the game as three teams, Lanigan, Aberdeen and Borden turned up to play the first contest. It had previously been announced that Lanigan had withdrawn and Aberdeen had been placed on the waiting list. Officials decided to go ahead with the Lanigan-Borden arrangement with Aberdeen to get a spot in the tournament.

Hill (W), Craddock (5), Robinson (6) and Overton
Wensley (L), D.Dyck and McKitrick, W.Dyck

(July 24)   Carl Shockey drove in Myers with a sacrifice fly in the 8th and final inning to give Grandora a 5-4 victory over Perdue.  Shortstop Roy Bentley had four hits for the winners.

Ed Shockey (W) and Weldon
B.Moore (L) and Bent

(July 24)   Bruno got three-hit pitching by Joe Webber and eliminated Delisle 8-1.

Joe Webber (W) and Moscher
Farley, George (7) and xxx

(July 25)   In the greatest pitching performance in the history of the Exhibition Tournament Howard Webb won a spot in the record books in hurling a no-hitter as Neilburg blanked Aberdeen 4-0. Webb struck out nine and didn't walk a batter.  Only three runners reached base, all on errors, and Aberdeen managed to hoist just one ball out of the infield, Right fielder Jackson dropped the short fly ball in the 8th inning. Webb finished in a blaze of glory setting the final three Aberdeen batters down on strikes in the ninth. Webb also had the longest blow of the game, a triple, and scored a run. Lorne Lunnan, for Aberdeen, also pitched well with the exception of the third inning when Neilburg scored all four runs on four hits, a balk, two passed balls and an error. Outside of the third, Lunnan pitched three-hit ball.

Lunnan (L) and Blake
Webb (W) and Douglas

(July 26)   Ossie Jones held Clair to two hits as Cory scored an easy 8 to 0 victory.

Jones (W) and xxx
xxx and xxx

(July 26)   Lucky Lake eliminated Cudworth with a 5 to 2 triumph.  Al Hoeschet hurled the win over his former teammates having pitched two seasons for the Cudworth nine. He fanned 11 the high mark for the tournament so far.

Hoeschet (W) and xxx
xxx and xxx

(July 26)   Lanigan's hard hitting troupe chalked up its second win of the tourney trimming Grandora 13-5.

xxx and xxx
xxx and xxx

(July 27)   Fred Goodman, a local high school athlete, was the hero of Cory's 10-inning 6-5 victory over Bruno. Goodman socked a homer in the seventh frame to give Cory a 5-4 lead and then in the 10th circled the bases on a fielder's choice, an infield out and two wild pitches to score the winning run.  Bruno had knotted the count in the eighth on Dufor's triple to right and Webber's single to centre. Winning hurler Fred Bidgood rapped a pair of two-baggers. Shortstop Dufor had three hits, one a triple, for Bruno.

Bidgood (W) and Johnson
J.Webber (L) and Moscher

(July 27)   Pitching was the key in Friday;s second game as Lucky Lake edged Neilburg 2-1. Burger tossed a five-hitter for the win while Roy Burrows surrendered just four safeties in being saddled with the loss. Lucky Lake got both its runs with the help of Neilburg errors in the fourth inning.

Burrows (L) and Douglas
Burger (W) and Creasy, Hoffinger

(July 28)   Lanigan took an early lead and managed to hold off a late Cory rally to post a 5-4 victory and win a slot in the Exhibition final.  Ted Postlewaite bested Ossie Jones in the mound competition.

Jones (L) and Johnson
T.Postelwaite (W) and Overton

(July 28)  The team from Lucky Lake emerged as the 1928 winners of the Saskatoon exhibition tournament, downing Lanigan 9 to 4 in the tournament finale. Steve Martin went the distance on the hill for Lucky Lake, firing a four-hitter, to earn the pitching win. Lanigan starter Bill Craddock was nailed with the loss. D. Beavis led the victors at the dish with a pair of doubles plus a one-bagger. Ross Robinson had a trio of singles for Lanigan. The winners are charter members of the four-team Long Lake Baseball League which was formed this spring.

Martin (W) and Hoffinger
W. Craddock (L), T. Postlewaite (4), Robinson (6) and Overton


1929

(July 22)   in a thrilling opening to the 1929 Exhibition Tournament, Bruno proved to be comeback kings in edging Aberdeen 7-6 in 12 innings. Trailing 5-1 in the bottom of the ninth, Bruno rallied for four runs to send the game to extra innings. Dufor's bases-loaded double was the blow to tie the count at 5-5. Then, after Aberdeen scored in the top of the 12th, Bruno rebounded with two in the bottom of the frame for the win. An error by catcher Curly Reeve on a peg from Smith to try to cut off a runner at the plate gave Bruno the deciding marker.  Joe Webber picked up the pitching win in a relief role. Aberdeen out-hit the winners 15 to 8 with McCullouch and Reeve each collecting three safeties.  Lunnan struck out 15 in a losing cause.

Lunnan (L) and Reeve
Hofbauer, J.Weber (W) (4) and Lummerding, Hofbauer

(July 23)   Cory pounded out 14 hits including four doubles, two triples and a home run in trouncing Cudworth 18-6. Hank Hilldrup led the way with four hits and three runs.  Shortstop Cherry added a single, double and triple and scored three times. Bill Dunbar cracked the lone four-bagger.  Cory ran out to a 13-0 lead after three innings. Jerry Cummings went the route for the win.

R.Koob, S.Hersch (4) , Vandell (6) and Reaser
Cummings (W) and Johnson

(July 23)    Asquith broke open a close game with three runs in the 7th and five more in the 9th to overwhelm Clair 11-2. Centre fielder L.Hoffman collected four hits and three runs to lead a 13-hit attack for Asquith. First sacker Gregory had three hits. Carl Mohr held Clair to three hits and whiffed 13. Barney McNamee of Clair rang up 12 strikeouts.

Mohr (W) and Sweet
McNamee (L) and Franke

(July 24)    Begley held Clair to just three hits as Milden posted a 5-0 exhibition win. Clair played the game as a favour to tournament officials as Rosthern failed to appear and Clair, by virtue of their earlier victory, moved into the second round of the event.

Christoff (L) and Franke
Begley (W) and Aime

(July 24)   Neilburg scored four runs in the first inning and continued to pile on the offense in whipping Langham 17-5.  Alf Bennett led the winners both at the plate and on the mound. He moved from shortstop in the third inning to take over for sore-arm starter Taylor and went the rest of the way for the win powering the lineup with five hits and four runs scored. Second baseman Stewart collected four hits and catcher Ron Silver added three. 

Taylor, Bennett (W) (3) and R.Silver
Friesen, W.Epp (5) and Derkson

(July 25)    Lucky Lake unleashed a 15-hit attack in crushing Lanigan 9-1. Shortstop Andy Aitkenhead led the offense slugging a single, double and home run. Catcher Harold "Greasy" Horeak also had three hits. Stan Douglas and Lefty Cleaver combined to hold Lanigan to four hits.

A.Gunther (L), Postlewaite (7) and W.Gunther
Douglas, Cleaver (W) (4) and Horeak

(July 25)   Bruno used a 17-hit attack to down Cory 12-6.  A.Weber, Hofbauer and J.Weber, the first three batters in the Bruno lineup, each had three hits. A.Weber scored four runs, Hofbauer three and J.Weber notched a pair. Bill Dunbar had three hits for Cory. 

E.Shockey, Cummings (1) and Johnson
J.Weber (W) and Hofbauer

(July 26)   Asquith opened with two runs in the first inning and coasted to an 18-4 victory over Milden. Second baseman Picketts blasted a homer and three singles and catcher Talbot had four hits in a 20-hit assault.  Every batter in the Asquith lineup had at least one hit and one run.

Swenson (L), Maguire (7) and Aime
Mohr (W), Frost (8) and Talbot

(July 26)   In the evening game, Lefty Cleaver tossed a five-hit shutout and fanned 18 as Lucky Lake got by Neilburg 3-0, scoring all three runs in the second inning. A triple by Don Conklin followed by Stan Douglas' single opened the scoring.  Douglas advanced to third and scored on Bigelow's fielder's choice and Bigelow came home on Burger's double to right field. Slim Taylor gave up nine hits and compiled ten strikeouts for Neilburg.

Cleaver (W) and Horeak
Taylor (L) and Bessie

(July 27)   In another runaway victory, Lucky Lake embarrassed Asquith to the tune of 20-1 in the morning semi-final match. Andy Aitkenhead again led the offensive with four hits and four runs scored. Stan Douglas added three hits, one a homer, and three runs. Catcher Harold Horeak rapped a double and triple and scored four times. Conklin, Douglas and Burger combined to hold Asquith to two hits while striking out a total of 16 batters.

Conklin, Douglas (4), Burger (7) and Horeak
Mohr, Frost (2) and Talbot

(July 27)   Bruno, with its home grown lineup, surprised the experts Saturday in winning the Exhibition Tournament with a 5-4 win over a stacked Lucky Lake nine in the tourney final.  Bruno took the lead with a run in the top of the first inning but Lucky Lake responded with back-to-back homers by Harold Horeak and Stan Douglas in the bottom of the first.  Bruno took the lead for good with three in the third. Nordig, who relieved starter Webb in the first inning, pitched airtight ball until the 8th when he gave up two runs.  His troubles continued into the ninth when he loaded the bases with one out and Joe Weber was called in to get out of the jam. The next two batters hit to Schwinghammer at third and he made no mistake in throwing out runners at the plate to end the threat. A.Weber belted a homer for the winners.

Webb, Nordig (W) (1), J.Weber (9) and Hofbauer
Cleaver, Conklin (3) and Horeak


1930

(July 21)  Harris drew first blood in the annual exhibition week tournament when they defeated Aberdeen 3 to 0. Paul, a twirler with a submarine delivery, held the Aberdonians to two lone singles and retired sixteen batters by the strikeout route while his teammates bunched hits off losing chucker Roberts in the second inning to chase three runners across the plate, which proved to be the only runs of the game. Paul aided his own cause considerably when he doubled to drive in a pair of counters. Shortstop W. Gordon and Paul both had a two-bagger and a single to pace the victors at the dish.

Roberts (L) and Blake
Paul (W) and Mills

(July 22)  Lanigan qualified for the second round with a 7 to 3 victory over Cudworth in the morning game. Ted Postlewaite limited Cudworth to three hits in earning the mound triumph. Allis, the Lanigan shortstop, with a triple and two singles, was the leading swatter in this contest.

Postlewaite (W) and W. Gunther
Houschet (L) and Reaser 

The first upset in the Annual Saskatoon exhibition week baseball tournament occurred in the evening game when Neilburg eliminated last year’s champions, Bruno, 4 to 1. With the score knotted at 1 – 1 in the eighth, Neilburg’s husky right fielder, Wolfe, came through with a home run to the race track with two runners on to provide winning pitcher, Taylor, more than enough offensive support. Bruno starter Joe Webber was lit up for Wolfe’s circuit clout and was nailed with the loss. Taylor and his batterymate, Donaldson, both picked up three singles.

J. Webber (L), Yoos (8) and Hofbauer, Lummerding (6)
Taylor (W) and Donaldson 

(July 23)  Alsask defeated Langham 10 to 6 to advance to the second round of the Saskatoon exhibition week tournament. Both clubs managed 11 base hits. Fallis was the leading batter in this game with three hits. Miller, of the winners, and Langham’s P. Cheveldayoff, had four-baggers. Charlie Murray was the winning chucker.

Murray (W) and Goslin
Podovilenskoff (L) and J. Cheveldayoff

The Cory aggregation won the evening game by default when Wynyard failed to put in an appearance. Rather than disappointing the fans and to put Cory on even terms with the other clubs as far as games were concerned, the tournament committee ordered them to play an exhibition game against Neilburg, the previous night’s winner. In this exhibition tussle, Cory ran out as winners 11 to 4. Jerry Cummings got the win as his teammates bombarded losing hurler Wolfe for 13 hits including 3 triples and home runs by colored outfielder Young and “Red” Conn.

Cummings (W) and Johnston
Wolfe (L) and Donaldson 

(July 24)  Lucky Lake advanced to the second round of the tournament with a convincing 15 to 5 triumph over Grandora in the first game of the day. Grandora collected all of their runs off starter and winner Burger but reliever Stan Douglas stymied them after entering the game in the sixth. Shortstop Thomas garnered four singles for the victors while second sacker Allan collected three one-baggers.

Burger (W), Douglas (6) and Hoffinger, Fisher
H. Shawkey (L), Klein (8) and Ed Shawkey 

Lanigan entered the final tournament round with a narrow 6 to 5 elimination win over Harris in the late encounter. Lanigan out hit the Harris aggregation 9 to 8. Walter Gunther’s triple and single plus a double by Mitchell were the hits that drove in all of Lanigan’s tallies. “Lefty” Gunther, in relief of his brother Walter in the third frame, got credit for the win. Mitchell had a pair of singles on top of his three-bagger.

W. Gunther, A. Gunther (W) (3) and Lidstar
Paul (L) and Mills

(July 25)  In a morning encounter, Alsask, the biggest surprise package of the tournament, eliminated co-favorite Neilburg from further competition in the tournament with a neat 3 to 1 victory as a result of a stellar mound performance by winning twirler Charlie Murray. Fanning 17 Neilburg batters and yielding but three scattered hits, Murray was in complete control throughout the contest. Second baseman Jones and catcher Goslin had two hits apiece for Alsask.

Murray (W) and Goslin
Glenn (L) and Donaldson

Oddie Lowe of Cory and Lucky Lake’s Stan Douglas hooked up in a pitcher’s battle in the evening game in which the Cory nine prevailed by a 7 to 6 margin. Although Douglas had 15 strikeouts to his credit, the Coryites were able to light him up at critical times with runners in scoring position. Lowe’s own performance at the plate was a big factor in the Cory victory. Trailing 6 to 5 in the eighth frame, Cory tied the game on “Pee Wee” Smith’s two-out triple which plated Lowe who had earlier singled. Smith then scored the go-ahead run on an infield miscue. Lowe wound up with three hits including a triple. In the ninth, he whiffed the final two Laker batters to end the contest.

Douglas (L) and Fisher
Lowe (W) and Johnston, Conn

(July 26)  The powerful Cory nine blasted Alsask 12 to 1 in the morning semi-final game and earned the right to play Lanigan in the tournament final. Alf Bennett had little trouble in breezing to the lop-sided mound win. Although losing twirler Charlie Murray struck out 14, his mates completely blew up in the field and committed nine fielding miscues. “Red” Conn of the winners led all swatters with a three-hit performance.

Bennett (W) and Johnston, Conn
Murray (L) and Goslin

An abrupt ending to the tournament final after seven innings left disgruntled Cory players and their supporters bitter as the team from Lanigan upset the favoured Coryites 5 to 4 to claim National Life trophy, emblematic of the Saskatoon exhibition week tournament championship for 1930. After Lanigan had gone ahead in the bottom of the seventh, the plate umpire called a halt to the proceedings on the basis of darkness, a decision that was disputed. Ted Postlewaite tossed the full seven innings for the winners, striking out four without issuing a walk. Oddie Lowe, in relief of Cory starter Jerry Cummings, took the loss. A. “Lefty” Gunther’s seventh-inning single drove in the winning tally. In addition to his game-deciding bingle, Gunther laced two other hits for Lanigan. Teammate Folley also registered three base knocks as did Lowe and outfielder Young of the vanquished Cory nine.

Cummings, Lowe (L) (4) and Chester, Conn
Postlewaite (W) and W. Gunther


1931

(July 20)   In the opening game of the Exhibition Tournament, Bruno nosed out Asquith 6-5 as Flohr scattered seven hits and struck out 15 for the win. Bruno won it in the 8th when Joe Weber knocked in Hofbauer who had tripled.

Frost (L) and Grasby
Flohr (W) and Hofbauer

Langham had more hits, 9 to 8 , but made six costly errors and dropped a 13-6 decision to Prudhomme. Moshewski had three hits, one a triple, to lead the winners. Wheeler of Langham belted the first homer of the tournament.

Hoeschet (W) and Fontaine
Wensley (L) and Mittenen

Lanigan scored four in the eighth to dump Harris 6-2.  Foley, Lanigan's third sacker led the hitters with a double and two singles. Lefty Gunther started for the winners but gave way to brother Walter in the seventh. Chuck Syers went the distance for Harris.

Syers (L) and Mills
Gunther L., Gunther W. (W) (7) and W.Gunther, Lidster (7)

(July 21)   Cudworth took 10 innings to eliminate Vonda 6-5.  Each team had 11 hits but Vonda committed six errors. Brown and W.Hansen of Vonda were the top hitters each with three hits.

B.Kobb (W) and Reaser
Fernholz (L) and Scott

Ebert hurled a three-hitter and fanned 14 to lead Allan to a 3-2 victory over Aberdeen. The youthful Aberdeen squad made a hit with the fans. All the youngsters are homebrews and town officials declared a half-holiday so citizens could watch the youngsters in action. 

Ebert (W) and Seizer
J.McKay, Fyfe and Holman

Radisson fell behind 3-0 but fought back to tie in the bottom of the 8th and notched the winner in the 9th in a 5-4 win over Kuroki.  They got the deciding marker on two successive infield errors. Dave Glen held Kuroki to six hits and compiled 16 strikeouts in registering the win.  Adamson clouted a triple and three singles to lead the offense.

Carr, McNamee (5) and McNamee, Van Patten     
Glen (W) and J.Cheveldayoff

(July 22)  Lefty Cleaver tossed a two-hitter for Lucky Lake in a 5-2 win over Jansen.  Cleaver was dominant with 18 strikeouts and no walks.  Both runs against him were unearned.

E.Hamilton (L) and A.Hamilton
Cleaves (W) and Horeck

Strong pitching continued in the afternoon game as Stan Douglas of Conquest shutout Wakaw on five hits. Douglas, who led the offense with three hits, two of them doubles, fanned 15. 

Goslin (L), E.Gillespie and S.Stout
Douglas (W) and Frumerie

Neilburg provided the offense of the day with 16 hits in trouncing Hanley 11-5.  Gibbons and Stewart led the attack each with three hits. Gibbons also scored three times. Winning pitcher Don Conklin helped the attack with two hits, one a triple, and scored twice.  Conklin allowed six hits while setting down 14 by strikeouts. 

Mather (L) and T.Derdall
Conklin (W0 and Silver

(July 23)   Melfort pounded out 15 hits to swamp Sheldon 13-6 to advanced at the Exhibition Tournament. Vasey had three hits to lead the attack and Cunningham scored four times.

Edde, O.Bigelow (8) and Hill, Fennell
Cummings, Wilkie (6) and Bamford, Catherwood

Bruno clobbered Prudhomme 14-0 as Flohr and A.Tegenkamp combined on a one-hitter. Joe Weber and Schwinghammer belted homers to highlight a 12-hit attack. 

Flohr, Prudhomme (4) and Hofbauer
Mohr (L), Poelzer, Hoeschet and Fontaine, Poelzer

Lanigan erased a 5-3 deficit with nine late runs to down Cudworth 12-5 as Lowe clouted a pair of homers and scored three for the winners.

A.Friesen, Hirsch (7), B.Koob (8) and xxx
Postlewaite, W.Gunther (2) and

(July 24)   A five-run 6th inning carried Radisson to a 9-4 victory over Allan. Inkster scattered eight hits and fanned 11 to register the win.

Inkster (W) and Dyck
Ebert (L), W.Allis (6) and Wisbeck

Lefty Cleaver fired a three-hitter and rang up 20 strikeouts with no walks in a 6-0 triumph over Conquest. 

Douglas (L), Sibbald (9) and Frumerie
Cleaver (W) and Horeck

Gibbons smacked four hits to lead Neilburg to an 8-1 win over Melfort. Taylor pitched a five-hitter for the winners. O.Bigelow had a triple and double for the losers.

Taylor (W) and Silver
H.Bigelow (L), Lunan (5) and Hill, Fennell

(July 25)   Neilburg scored three runs in the second inning and made them hold up for a 3-2 win over Lanigan to win a berth in the tournament final. A balk by Lefty Gunther in the second frame with runners on first and third gave Neilburg what proved to be the winning run. 

Webb, Taylor (W) (4) and Silver
L.Gunther (L) and W.Gunther

Anton pitched a no-hitter as Lucky Lake crushed Radisson 12-1 breaking open a close game with eight runs in the 8th inning.  Anton walked one and struck out 11. Shortstop E.West had the only homer.

Paul (L), Glen (2), Bitner (7) and J.Cheveldayoff
Anton (W) and Fisher

Lucky Lake blew a 4-0 lead and dropped a 6-5 decision to Bruno in the semi-final contest. Mike Hofbauer smacked a three run homer in the 8th to provide the margin of victory.  After Lucky Lake scored four runs off Loiree in the first, Flohr relieved and pitched outstanding ball for 8 innings for the win. 

Anton, Cleaver (4) and Fisher, Horeck
Loiree, Flohr (W) and Hofbauer

Neilburg had just two hits but made the most of walks, errors and wild pitches to pull out a 5-3 triumph over Bruno to win the Saskatoon Exhibition Tournament.  A three run 6th inning proved decisive. With two aboard on walks, the Bruno chucker booted Ellis' hard hit grounder and two wild pitches followed and Neilburg had the win. Don Conklin held Bruno to five hits and struck out a dozen.

Shaw, Loiree (6) and Hofbauer, Lummerding
Conklin (W) and Silver


1932

(July 25)  Lanigan, Hanley and Asquith notched victories in opening day play at the Saskatoon Exhibition Tournament.  Hanley advanced when Kuroki defaulted the afternoon game. They did play an exhibition match against Delisle.

In the first game of the tourney, Lanigan spotted Delisle three runs in the top of the first inning then belted out 18 hits and blanked Delisle the rest of the way to win 13-3. Everyone in the Lanigan lineup had at least one hit with third sacker Overton leading with four and Heard with three, one of them a home run.  A."Lefty" Gunther and Oddie Lowe combined to give up ten hits to Delisle.

Coles (L), Bezonski (7) and Robinson
A.Gunther, Lowe (W) (1) and W.Gunther

In an exhibition game, Hanley scored in the 9th inning to edge Delisle 5-4. With a four-run 4th inning Delisle had taken a 4-1 lead but Hanley fought back with a pair in the 5th and Dinty Moore's homer in the 8th to tie, 4-4. Gilbright's double following by Reid's singled brought in the winner in the final frame.

Mather (W) and Sibbald
Bezonski (L) and Robinson

Lefty Wilkie and Smith, both well known to Saskatoon baseball fans, staged a terrific pitching duel in the last game of the day.  Errors were responsible for all the runs as Asquith nipped Allan 2-1. An outfield miscue gave Allan its only counter in the fourth inning and two infield errors provided Asquith with their two runs in the fifth. Smith allowed just four hits, struck out nine and walked two. Wilkie gave up six hits, fanned 12 and walked none.

Wilkie (L) and A.Andreen
Smith (W) and Johnson

(July 26)  Wakaw, Meadow Lake and Radisson were the winners in day two of the annual Saskatoon Exhibition Tournament. 

Held scoreless for three innings, Radisson scored five in the fourth inning and six in the fifth en route to trouncing Golden Hill-Viscount 18-3.  Second sacker Jones led the assault with five hits in five trips while Inkster and Hollenbeck bashed homers.  Inkster pitched a five-hitter and rang up 14 strikeouts with no walks.

Graham (L), Molnar (4) and Dick
Inkster (W) and Chevalier

Meadow Lake used an 18-hit attack to whip Aberdeen 13-8.  R.Bernard led the way with four hits and winning pitcher Arnold had three.  Arnold compiled 12 strikeouts in pitching an eight-hitter for the win.  One of the highlights for the winners was the work of catcher Cavanaugh who threw out five base runners trying to pilfer sacks.

Arnold (W) and Cavanaugh
C.Love (L), K.McKay(2) and H.Holman

Wilder's grand-slam homer in the seventh inning, part of a six-run outburst, gave Wakaw  a come-from-behind 10-6 win over Cudworth. Carruthers, who moved from first base to relieve starter Goslin in the third inning, helped his own cause with four hits in five trips. Carruthers and Goslin combined for 16 strikeouts while Yoos had 13 for the losers.

Goslin, Carruthers (W) (3) and Stout
Vandel, Yoos (L) (1) and Reiser  

(July 27)  The morning game saw Lucky Lake edge past Vanscoy 5 to 3. Winning chucker Koch tossed a five-hitter and whiffed 18. Veteran spitball artist Carl Mohr yielded 8 hits in taking the loss. Weiters led Lucky Lake at the dish, blasting a home run and a single. Vanscoy’s Peterson laced three singles in a losing cause.

Mohr (L) and Ed Shawkey
Koch (W) and Fisher

Harris mauled Biggar 18 to 4 in the afternoon encounter, out hitting their opponents 16 to 6.. Winning pitcher Pauls had a hot hand with the hickory as he launched a pair of home runs. Teammate McElroy, the Harris second sacker, had five hits, one of which was a triple.

Pauls (W) and Hills
Doan (L), Furse (4) and Oaks

Bruno took an early 6 – 0 lead and coasted to a 12 to 2 thumping of Jansen in the evening tilt. Outfielder Holmes led Bruno’s 12-hit attack with three singles. Outfielder Joe Hamilton, one of five Hamilton brothers on the Jansen team, bagged all three hits made by his club off winning pitcher Hassen.

Hassen (W) and Hopber
H. Sproule (L), Hamilton (8) and A. Hamilton   

(July 28)  Kenaston upset defending champion Neilburg scoring two runs in the first inning and hanging on for a 2-0 victory.  With two out in the opening frame, Centre fielder Smales singled and came home when Allis drove a triple out to the race track in deep left.  Allis scored when catcher Ron Silver failed to hold on to one of Don Conklin's fast breaking curve balls. Neilburg threatened in the fifth loading the bases with two out but failed to score. Harris, formerly of Ruthilda, fired a four-hitter for the win.  Conklin gave up seven hits and fanned 13. 

Harris (W) and Derdall
Conklin (L) and R.Silver

Hanley blanked Lanigan until the 9th in notching a 4-2 triumph. Hughes went the route for the winners holding Lanigan to five hits. A."Lefty" Gunther gave up seven hits in a losing cause.  Glen had three safeties, one a triple, for Hanley while Gunther led Lanigan with three.

A.Gunther (L) and W.Gunther
Hughes (W) and Sibbald

Radisson scored three in the first inning and coasted to an 11-5 win over Asquith. Lefty Hunchuck tossed a four-hitter with 15 strikeouts for the winners.  All the runs against Hunchuck came as a result of errors. Adamson led a 13-hit attack for Radisson with a double and two singles and scored three times. 

Smith (L), Sweet (7) and Johnson
Hunchuck (W) and Cheveldayoff

(July 29)    Wakaw got a three-hit shutout from Lefty Carruthers to down Meadow Lake 4-0. Mohr and Portis gave up just four hits but seven Meadow Lake errors told the tale. 

Mohr, Portis (6) and Cavanaugh
Carruthers (W) and Stout

Harris scored one in the first and four more in the second and were blanked the rest of the way but still pulled off a 5-1 victory over Lucky Lake. Reg Paull allowed just five scattered hits in pitching the victory and shared the batting honours for his team with W. Gordon, each with two hits. 

Burger (L), Douglas (3) and Fisher
Paull (W) and Hills

Bruno broke up a scoreless tie with three runs in the fourth inning and went on to an easy 8-0 win over Kenaston as Al Flohr fired a five-hitter for the shutout.  Frank Tegenkamp led the Bruno attack with four singles and three runs scored. 

Ebert, Harris (5), Brown (7) and Derdall
Flohr (W) and Hofbauer

(July 30)   Radisson fell behind 6-0 after four innings but rallied with five runs in the 7th to down Harris 9-5 to advance to the tournament final. Hunchuck picked up the win in relief of Inkster.

Paull, Syers (7), Gordon (7) and Hiels
Inkster, Hunchuck (W) (4 ) and Cheveldayoff

Bruno held off a 9th inning rally by Hanley to post a 5-3 victory in spite of being out-hit 12 to 5. Hanley's six errors contributed heavily to the Bruno victory.  Frank Tegenkamp pitched into the 9th for the win.

F.Tegenkamp, Flohr (9) and Hofbauer
Mather (L) and Moore

In semi-final action, Wakaw fell behind 4-0 in the first inning but blanked Bruno the rest of the way while rebounding with seven runs for a 7-4 triumph.  Saunders of Wakaw was the only batter with more than one hit and he had the only one for extra bases, a double. Chuck Loree picked up the win with relief help from Lefty Carruthers.

Loree (W), Carruthers (7) and                                                      
Tegenkamp, Flohr (L), and Hofbauer

Wakaw built an early 6-0 lead and cruised to an 8-6 victory over Radisson in the final of the Saskatoon Exhibition Tournament.  Wakaw captured the championship collecting just five hits to 12 for the losers.  Errors, five by Wakaw and six by Radisson, played a prominent role in the scoring as did Radisson's woefully weak clutch hitting. Twice they left the bases loaded. Chuck Loree started and posted his second win of the day.  Radisson catcher John Cheveldayoff led the hitters with three safeties, a double and two singles.

Loree (W), Goslin (6) and Goslin, Stout (6)
Hunchuck (L), Inkster (2), and Cheveldayoff


1933

(August 7)   Trailing 5-1 in the middle of the 7th inning, Lanigan rallied for four runs in the 7th and three more in the 8th to upend Harris 8-5 in the opening game of the 1933 Saskatoon Exhibition Tournament.  Each team had 10 hits with Lanigan getting a homer from Dick Overton and triples by winning hurler August Gunther. Len McMahon had a three-bagger for Harris.

Mohr, Loraas (7), Graham (L) (8) and Hills
Aug.Gunther (W) and W.Gunther

(August 8)   Battleford scored on an error in the 10th inning to down Hanley 11-10 in an offensive display that produced 28 hits, eleven for extra bases.   Pete Hawryluk of Hanley was the individual hitting star with a homer, triple and double in five trips to the plate. Teammate Ellis had a homer and two doubles. Larkin of Battleford and Dean of Hanley also had homers.

Gustafson, Mather (5), Dean (L) (8) and Derdall
Arnold, Hughes (W) (10) and Gordon

Bruno got the early jump on Aberdeen scoring two in the first inning and three in the second and they held up for a 5-3 victory. Lefty Fernholz held Aberdeen to seven hits in going the distance for the win. Milt Baker gave up just six and fanned 14 in taking the loss. Shortstop Tegenkamp had four hits, including a homer, for the winners. Right fielder Schrader smacked a homer for Aberdeen.

Fernholz (W) and Hofbauer
Baker (L) and Lane, Bamford

(August 9)  In one of the worst-ever beatings in Tournament history, Neilburg scored in every inning to demolish Wakaw 24-0 as second sacker Weber had a story-book game with five hits and six runs scored. First baseman Frost slugged a homer, double and two singles and scored five times. Lindsay Gibbons added a double and three singles.  Al Flohr allowed just one hit through six innings for Neilburg. Eisler finished up.

Flohr (W), Eisler (7) and McGillvray
Loree (L), Goslin (6), Gillespie (8) and Stout, Goslin

In another high-scoring affair, Watson trounced Leslie 17-6 in a game which featured 29 hits, 16 by Watson, and 13 errors, 10 by Leslie.  However, owing to irregularities, the game is to be replayed.

Cummings, Ollen (3) and Hayton
Graham, Reichelt (1) and Tyler

(August 10)   Blaine Lake whipped Lucky Lake 10-4 as Lefty Hunchuk had a no-hitter for 8 2/3s innings. With two out in the 9th, Lonsberry walked and J. Newman reached on an error.  Welters beat out a bunt for Lucky Lake's first hit scoring Lonsberry. Stan Douglas then slammed a three-run homer. Hunchuk ended up with a two-hitter and 18 strikeouts. 

Douglas (L) and Lonsberry
Hunchuk (W) and Scratch

In a replay of their first round match, Watson defeated Leslie 6-1 as Graham, knocked out in the first inning Wednesday, fired a two-hitter for Watson.  Tyler's run-scoring triple in the 6th inning knocked in the winner for Watson. Wilde added some insurance for the winners with a homer.

Ollen (L) and Hayton
Graham (W) and Tyler

Battleford first baseman Walter Ellis slammed a homer in the bottom of the ninth inning to hand Battleford a 6-5 win over Lanigan. Ellis had earlier smacked  a triple.  Lefty Arnold and Hughes held Lanigan to six hits while the winners had 11 safeties.  Al Gunther started for Lanigan giving way to younger brother Emil in the sixth.

Al Gunther, E.Gunther (L) (6) and
Arnold, Hughes (W) (4) and Gordon

(August 11)   In the biggest upset of the tournament, Bruno dumped the highly-rated Neilburg nine 4-1 as Lefty Fernholz surrendered just five scattered hits.  Bruno got enough in the first inning on a walk, two singles and a wild pitch for the win.

Osborne, Flohr and McGillvray
Fernholz (W) and Hofbauer

Watson qualified for the final day's play with an 8-6 triumph over Blaine Lake. Right fielder Poston led a 9-hit Watson attack with three hits, one a homer, and three runs scored. Catcher Roy Scratch had two doubles and a single for Blaine Lake.

Smith (L), Inkster (4), Hunchuk (7) and R.Scratch
Reichelt (W), Graham (6) and Tyler

(August 12)     Bruno won a spot in the tourney final by defeating Watson 8-4 Saturday afternoon.  Tegenkamp was the star for the winners, allowing just four hits in 6 1/3 relief innings while punching out three hits and scoring twice. Morose had three hits for Watson.

Graham, Smart (L) (3) and Tyler
Lummerding, Hassen (1), Tegenkamp (W) (4) and Hofbauer

(August 12)  A five-run second inning sparked Bruno to the Exhibition Tournament championship Saturday evening with a 13-5 victory over Battleford in an error-filled contest in which the losers rang up 10 fielding miscues. Lefty Fernholz held Battleford to just six hits and one earned run. Centre fielder Hassen smacked three hits for Bruno and shortstop Tegenkamp, the hero of the semi-final victory, had a triple and single and scored three times.

Fernholz (W) and Hofbauer
Hughes (L), Bennett (2) and Gordon 


1934

(July 23)    Kenaston ousted Glidden 13-5 in the opening game of the 1934 Exhibition Tournament.  The Ebert brothers figured prominently in the victory as Clarence went the route on the mound and belted a two-run homer and Benny slugged a homer and single and scored twice.  Shortstop Dick Derdall smacked a triple and double as Kenaston pounded out 12 hits.

C.Ebert (W) and Dyck 
J.Neff (L), Goheen (3), Palmer (5) and Seekins

(July 24)   Lefty Gunther led a 17-hit attack with a homer, triple and two singles as Lanigan clobbered Dundurn Camp 12-1.  Gunther and Tannahill each scored four runs. Gene Parks fired a four-hitter for the mound victory. Dundurn made ten errors to just one for Lanigan.

Parks (W) and Tannahill
Corbin (L) and McLeod

In a game played under protest, Aberdeen shaded Watson 2-1 with all the scoring happening in the second inning. Watson claimed three Aberdeen players, Cooney Wood, Phil Morban and Johnny Klinck, were not eligible for the tournament.  And the Watson manager pulled his team off the diamond in the last of the eighth inning when Umpire "Kim" Kimmerley called Wood safe on a close play at the plate.  Wood held Watson to just four hits and rang up 15 strikeouts. He also had three strikeouts in the uncompleted eighth inning for a total of 18.

Miller (L) and Tyler
Wood (W) and Morban

(July 25)   After being held scoreless for six innings, Viscount erupted for six runs in the 7th inning to down Bruno 6-4. Behind 2-0, a missed third strike by Bruno catcher Mike Hofbauer sparked the fireworks. The next two batters singled to drive in the first run and an error in right field tied the count.  An infield error, two singles and a wild heave by Hofbauer sent four more runners home.  Bruno threatened in the 8th and 9th but scored just a single run in each inning. Bruno, which out-hit the winners 11 to 8, stranded 12 base runners. 

Fernholz (L), Tegenkamp (8) and Hofbauer
Tuomainen (W) and Koob

Bill Frost was nicked for just one hit, a Texas Leaguer by "Pinky" Dehmke in the eighth inning, in pitching Asquith to a 6-1 victory over Rosthern. Asquith scored three in the third inning and coasted to the win.  Murray clouted a homer and single for the winners while Bill Dunbar added a double and triple and scored three runs.

Baker (L), M.Duffy (6) and J.Duffy
Frost (W) and Johnston

(July 26)  Shortstop Pete Hawryluk had a record-setting day slugging three home runs and a triple as Neilburg crushed Battleford 14-0. Wright added four singles for the winners. Al Flohr hurled the shutout giving up just five hits, including a triple and double by first baseman Walter Ellis

Brown, Kunsman (2) and Gordon
Flohr (W) and Bessie

Lanigan took a four-run lead in the first inning and added six in the fourth but had to hold back a Kenaston rally in the ninth for an 11-9 victory.  Burrows, Al Gunther, and Lefty Gunther each collected two hits for the winners. Burbridge belted a triple and two singles for Kenaston.  

Gooderham, Parks (5) and Tannahill
Osborne (L), Ebert (4) and Dubyk

(July 27)   Clean-up hitter Phil Morban smashed a homer and two singles and scored three times to lead a 15-hit attack as Aberdeen crushed Viscount 16-3 to advance to the semi-final round of the Exhibition Tournament. Cooney Wood and pitcher Johnny Klinck also had three hits for the winners. Klinck had a shutout through seven innings allowing just three hits overall.. Third baseman Hanson had two of the Viscount safeties, one a homer.

Klinck (W) and Morban
Tuomainen (L), Carlson (3) and Koob

Catcher Tom Bessie singled to score McKenzie with the winning run in the bottom of the 8th inning in Neilburg's come from behind 7-6 victory over Asquith.  Al Flohr settled down after giving up five runs over the first two innings to go the route for the pitching win.  Neilburg won a bye to the tournament final.

Douglas (L) and Johnson
Flohr (W) and Bessie

(July 28)   The Gunthers - Walter, Al and August (Lefty) - carried Lanigan to the final of the Exhibition Tournament by rapped out seven of Lanigan's 12 hits in an 8-5 triumph over Aberdeen.  Walter had a homer and single, Al a triple and two singles and Lefty punched out three one-baggers. Gene Parks held Aberdeen to eight hits.

Klinck (L), Wood (7) and Morban
Parks (W) and Tannahill

Pete Prediger(July 28)  The Neilburg All-Stars topped Lanigan to win the Saskatoon Exhibition Tournament, one of the highlights of the summer on the prairies.  It was the second tournament win for Neilburg, having won in 1931, and marked the first of four consecutive tourney victories. 

The 1934 event marked the tournament debut of Neilburg's Pete Prediger (left) who went on to play in at least 20 consecutive annual tournaments and perhaps as many as 35 straight events.  Records are not available for four years in the 1950s, but Prediger maintained he played in all 35 tourneys from 1934 to 1968. 

The All-Stars broke out with three runs in the 7th inning and another three in the 8th go on to defeat Lanigan 8-3. Left fielder Wright led the offense with three hits, including a double. Prediger, playing second base and hitting in the cleanup slot, was one of four Neilburg players with two hits. Al Flohr was outstanding in a relief role for the All-Stars, allowing just one hit - an 8th inning homer by "Mitch" Mitchell - over five innings to register the win. 

Arlo Harris, Flohr (W) (5) and Tom Bessie
Lefty Gunther (L), Mitchell (8) and Tannihill


1935

(July 22)   Lanigan scored two runs on errors in the 8th inning to shade Kenaston 3-1 in the opener of the Exhibition Tournament.  Walter Gunther reached on Smale's error and scored on a double by Farrish who advanced to third on the throw-in and scored when the catcher's peg to third was wide of the mark. Farrish and Dick Overton each had two hits for Lanigan. 

M.Duffy, Lefty Gunther (7), Duffy (8), W.Gunther (9) and J.Duffy
C.Ebert (L) and Palmer

(July 23)   Arlo Harris of Landis held Cudworth to six hits and fanned 16 in a 5-1 victory. Bent of Landis and Hirsch of Cudworth were the only batters to register more than one hit.

Harris (W) and Rogers
Fidler (L) and Goslin

Stalwart blew a 5-0 lead but rebounded with six runs in the final inning to dump Aberdeen 13-7. Aberdeen had scored in the top of the 8th to knot the count at 7-7 but Stalwart rallied with two out in the bottom of the inning for the win. Trapp held Aberdeen to seven hits and struck out 11 in posting the mound win. Trapp and centre fielder Evenson each had two hits. The game was called after eight innings because of darkness.

Neubolt (L) and D.MacKay
Trapp (W) and Tannahill

(July 24)  A three-run third inning proved to be enough for a victory as Bruno downed Outlook 4-1.  Hassen pitched into the 9th for the win besting Sibbald for Outlook.

Hassen (W), Tegenkamp (9) and Lummerding
Sibbald (L) and T.Derdall

In the evening game, Sonningdale, down 8-1 after six innings in the seven-inning contest, exploded for eight runs in the first half of the final frame to take a 9-8 lead.  But Watson got a run in the bottom of the inning to knot the count at 9-9. The game will be replayed in an afternoon game Thursday. Sonningdale got seven hits, a walk, a fielder's choice and a hit batsman to chase eight runners across the plate. 

Haldemacher, Snell (3) and Grimsdale
Inkster, Graham (5) and Tyler

(July 25)   Shortstop Pete Prediger swatted a homer, double and single to lead a 13-hit Neilburg attack in a 10-1 trouncing of Muenster. Al Flohr allowed just one hit in hurling four innings for the winners. Ell finished allowing four hits in his five innings of relief.

Flohr (W), Ell (5) and Bessie
T.Fernholz (L), Karr (5) and H.Fernholz

In a seven inning replay of Wednesday's tie, Watson pounded out 24 hits and crushed Sonningdale 25-8. Catcher Tyler rapped a pair of homers and two singles for the winners. Smart, Ketchin, Gormican and Inkster each had three hits. Kowelenko, who gave up ten hits, two walks and 12 runs in just 1 1/3 innings of relief pitching, led the Sonningdale hitters with a homer and single.

Corrigan, Haldemacher (3), Snell (5), Kowelenko (5) and Grimsdale
Graham, Inkster (5) and Tyler

Lanigan scored seven runs in the seventh and final inning in a come-from-behind 13-7 win over Landis. Al Gunther and Maurice Duffy belted triples for Lanigan while Edwards clouted a homer for Landis. Henderson would have had a homer for the losers but neglected to touch first base on his way around the diamond.

M.Duffy, W.Gunther (4), Lefty Gunther (W) (6) and J.Duffy
Douglas, Harris (L) (6) and Rogers

(July 26)   Bruno advanced to the semi-final round of the Exhibition Tournament downing Stalwart 6-3. Third baseman A. Schwinghammer had two hits and scored twice for the winners. Lummerding and Tegenkamp combined to hold Stalwart to five hits.

Evenson (L) and Tannahill
Lummerding (W), Tegenkamp (7) and Hofbauer

Al Flohr shutout Watson on four hits as Neilburg scored four runs in the first inning and went on to down Watson 5-0. Lefty Skarban surrendered just five hits in taking the loss.

Skarban (L) and Tyler, Rea (1)
Flohr (W) and Prediger

(July 27)   Neilburg sailed into the final of the Exhibition Tournament with a 15-4 win over Bruno in the semi-final. Walter Ellis knocked out four hits, including a pair of triples, to lead a 16-hit attack.  Tom Besse added three hits and Pete Prediger had a four-bagger. Fred Hassen provided a bright spot for the losers with a homer. Al Flohr scattered eight hits in going the distance, his second complete game win in two days.

Flohr (W) and Besse
Tegenkamp (L), F.Hassen (8) and Hofbauer

Neilburg won the Exhibition Tournament for the second straight year and the third overall with a 7-6 victory over Lanigan in the final.  The winning run came in the top of the 9th as Pete Prediger reached on an error and Wright clouted a long triple to right centre to plate the deciding marker. Lanigan missed a golden opportunity in the 8th when Weber singled but was caught trying to stretch the hit into a double.  Maurice Duffy followed with a triple but was cut down at the plate trying to score on an infield grounder.  Al Flohr picked up the win, his fourth in the tourney, with 3 1/3 innings of two-hit ball.  Over the last three days of the tournament, Flohr pitched in four games, two complete game victories, a 4-inning starting effort and the superb relief performance in the final. 

Derkins, Ell (3), Flohr (W) (6) and Besse
Lefty Gunther, M.Duffy (6), W.Gunther  (L) (7) and J.Duffy


1936

(July 20)  Two former Tournament champions, Bruno and Lanigan, were eliminated on opening day of the 1936 Saskatoon Exhibition Tournament.  Bruno bowed to Delisle 6-3 while Kenaston topped Lanigan 9-6. In the third opening day contest Viscount walloped Cudworth 11-1.

In the morning game, Carl Mohr, the veteran spit-ball hurler scattered six hits while his Delisle teammates took advantage of Bruno errors to turn four hits into six runs.  Young Max Bentley, the Delisle left fielder suffered a double fracture of the wrist when tagged sliding into third base in the sixth inning. 

Mohr (W) and xxx
xxx and xxx

Lefty Koch fired a four-hitter as Viscount whipped Cudworth 11-1. Mills pounded a homer and double for the winners. 

Koch (W) and Dyck
Billesberger (L), Tamynin (6) and Stout

Kenaston exploded for six runs in the first inning en route to their 9-6 triumph over Lanigan. Everyone in the Kenaston lineup had at least one hit as the winners rapped 15 safeties to just seven for Lanigan.  Wes Werbowry went the route for the win giving up seven hits, three to third baseman Al Gunther

Townsend, Lyman (1), Lefty Gunther (6) and Lidster
Werbowry (W) and Dubyk

(July 21)  Blaine Lake trounced Sonningdale 10-2 as "Kinky" Dehmke yielded nine hits for the win. John Cheveldayoff slugged a homer.

xxx, xxx, xxx and Grimsdale
W.Dehmke (W) and J.Duffy

Bill Dunbar knocked in five runs with a triple, double and single as Rosetown nipped Elstow 7-5. Stan Douglas survived a shaky first two innings to toss a six-hitter for the win.

Douglas (W) and Besse
Volk, Yeo (2), Klotz and xxx

Johnny Folk limited Broderick to four hits and fanned 12 as Aberdeen posted a 5-2 victory. The right-hander also led the offense with a homer.

Folk (W) and Campbell
Reid, B.Derdall (3), E.Sibbald (5) and T.Derdall

(July 22)  A five-run third inning carried Watson to a 7-4 win over Mozart.  Shorty Jackson and Lefty Skarban combined to hold Mozart to four hits.

Rotzein, Gunnerson, Sigurdson and Peterson
Jackson, Skarban and Tyler

Neilburg's three runs in the first inning proved enough as the All-Stars notched a 4-1 victory over Lucky Lake as hurler Al Flohr held the losers to five hits.  Lucky Lake reliever Art Penner gave Neilburg just one hit in five and one-third innings after taking over from Ace Corbin.

Corbin (L), Penner (1) and McKay
Flohr (W) and Prediger

Viscount scored all its runs in the fourth inning, on a walk, a single, a triple and wild pitch, in a 3-1 triumph over the strong Delisle entry.  Lefty Koch scattered eight hits to register the win.  Veteran Carl Mohr took the loss.

Mohr (L), Loring (7) and Reg Bentley
Koch (W) and Dyck

(July 23)    a 15-hit attack nettted Blaine lake 10 runs Thursday in an easy 10-2 victory over Kenaston. Padavelnikoff had the longest blows for the winners, homers in the second and eighth innings. Maurice Duffy held the losers to three hits while fanning 11.

Werbowry (L), C.Ebert (2), B.Ebert (4) and Dubyk
M.Duffy (W) and J.Duffy

Stan Douglas surrendered just one hit, a scratch single in the eighth inning, in pitching Rosetown to a 2-0 win over Aberdeen whose Johnny Folk yielded just six hits.  Folk's only mistake was a pitch to Bill Dunbar in the sixth which went to deep centre for a triple scoring both Rosetown runs.

Folk (L) and Campbell
Douglas (W) and Besse

(July 24)  Neilburg broke a scoreless tie with four runs in the 7th inning then withstood a Watson rally in the 8th to notch a 4-3 decision. Pinch hitter Shorty Jackson opened the 9th for Watson with a triple but Al Flohr fanned the next three batters.  Flohr relieved starter Lefty Arnold in the first inning and went on to strike out 14.

Skarban (L) and Tyler
Arnold, Flohr (W) (1) and Prediger

"Kinky" Dehmke of Blaine Lake fired a one-hitter in blanking Viscount 3-0. Miller punched a single in the 8th to spoil Dehmke's no-hit bid. Catcher J.Duffy had a double and single and plated two runs for the winners.

Dehmke (W) and J.Duffy
Anderson, Koch (2) and  Dyck

(July 25)   The defending champions from Neilburg advanced to the 1936 Exhibition final thumping Rosetown 14-6 in the semi-final. Catcher Pete Prediger led a 17-hit attack with a homer, double and three singles. He also scored four times. Chapman added a four-bagger for the winners while Con Bissett had a homer for Rosetown. George Bigelow, the oldest player on the Rosetown squad, gave the fans a thrill in the final inning when he went in to pinch hit and came through with a triple.

Ferry (W), Flohr (8) and Prediger
Taylor (L), Harris (1) and Besse

The Neilburg All-Stars won their third straight Exhibition Tournament downing Blaine Lake 9-2 in the final Saturday. The All-Stars took a 5-1 lead after two innings and coasted to the win as ace hurler Al Flohr, who appeared in all four Neilburg games in the tourney, held the losers to six hits for the win.  Shortstop Fisher belted a homer for the winners.

Flohr (W) and Prediger
M.Duffy (L), W.Dehmke (8), M.Duffy (9) and J.Duffy


1937

(July 19)   Wilkie spotted Bruno a 3-0 first inning lead before rebounding with two in the second inning and three in the sixth en route to a 6-4 decision.  Arlo Harris gave up nine hits but hung in to go the route for the win. Second baseman Bates had three of Wilkie's six hits.  Bruno hurt its chances giving up seven walks, two hit batsmen and making seven errors.

Tegenkamp, Hassen (L) (5) and Coleman
Harris (W) and Nelson

Denny Evenson fired a four-hit shutout Monday and Liberty eliminated Lucky Lake from the Exhibition tourney with a 5-0 decision. Liberty took the lead in the fourth inning on C.Tannahill's triple and catcher Brooker's single. They added another in the fifth as Tannahill singled and came home on Woeppel's three-bagger.  A three-run sixth inning clinched the the decision.  Brooker had three of Liberty's eight hits.

Hart (L), McPhail (6) and R.Miller
Evenson (W) and Brooker

Each team had nine hits in the third game of opening day, but a porous defense by Blaine Lake told the tale as Maymont romped home with a 12-3 victory as the losers made ten errors.  Maymont had a 10-0 lead by the end of the fourth inning.  Lefty Arnold provided a highlight of the day with a 19 strikeout performance, one short of the record of 20 set by Lefty Cleaver of Conquest in 1931.

Kabaroff, Cameron, Kabaroff and J.Cheveldayoff
Arnold (W) and McMillan

(July 20)   Lanigan put on a power display Tuesday demolishing Broderick 22-2 as Limin crushed three home runs. Veteran first baseman "Mitch" Mitchell hit for the cycle with a homer, triple, double and two singles while young Emil Gunther handled the hurling chores for the winners.

E.Gunther (W) and Rider
Blomquist, Brown (3), Blomquist (5), Derdall (6) and T.Derdall

Percy Booker held Elstow to two hits and fanned 16 in Kenaston's 6-0 shutout of Elstow.  Left fielder Smales punched out three hits to lead the winners. Ace Corbin gave up nine hits and fanned 10 in a losing cause.

P.Booker (W) and Palmer
Corbin (L) and Campbell

Aberdeen crushed Cudworth 10-2 behind a five-hitter by Lefty Penner who had a shutout until the ninth.

H.Bigelow (L) and Reaser
Penner (W) and Forwood

(July 21)    The defending champion Neilburg All-Stars began their title defense nosing out Watson 3-2 in a thrilling finish Wednesday. Down 2-1 in the last of the ninth, the All-Stars rallied with two out to plate the tying and winning runs. With Smith on first with a walk and two out, pitcher Al Flohr doubled to score Smith and Tom Besse followed with a single through shortstop to bring in the deciding marker.  Flohr hurled a four-hitter for the win. Lefty Skarban yielded six hits and fanned 13 in taking the loss.

Skarban (L) and Tyler
Flohr (W) and Besse

The Conquest-Delisle combo dumped Viscount 8-4 helped by eight Viscount errors. Stan Douglas scattered eight hits for the win.

Folk (L) and Dyck, Lucas (5)
Douglas (W) and Jones, E.Sibbald (6)

Wilkie and Liberty played to a 2-2, seven-inning draw which was called on account of darkness and is to be replayed Thursday morning. Johnson, on the mound for Liberty rang up 15 strikeouts in the shortened contest.

Johnson and xxx
Harris and xxx

(July 22)    Hewitt slammed a homer and two doubles and scored a pair in leading Liberty past Wilkie 6-0. Denny Evenson fired a four-hitter for the shutout. He struck out a dozen in out-dueling junior hurler Reinie Kembel.

Evenson (W) and Brooker
Kembel (L) and Brent

The Lanigan - Maymont game was rained out after three innings.  It will be replayed tomorrow morning.

Percy Booker, pitching for Kenaston, struck out 20 batters Thursday to tie the tournament record yet was on the losing end of a 3-2 score to Aberdeen whose Dunc McKay pitched a four-hitter for the win.  Lefty Cleaver, pitching for Lucky Lake, set the strikeout mark in the 1931 tournament.  In consecutive starts, just a day apart, Cleaver fired a two-hitter with 18 strikeouts and a three-hitter with 20 strikeouts. He didn't walk a batter in either game.

McKay (W) and Forwood
P.Brooker (L) and Dubyk

(July 23)   Emil Gunther gave up three runs over the first two innings then settled down to blank Maymont the rest of the way as Lanigan rallied for a 5-3 victory.  Gunther surrendered just six hits in going the distance.  Maurice Duffy led an 11-hit attack for the winners with a double and two singles.

Arnold (L), Corrigan (4) and McMillan
E.Gunther (W) and J.Duffy

Lefty Cleaver fired a two-hitter and whiffed 17 for Conquest-Delisle but wound up on the losing side as Neilburg notched a 2-0 decision scoring both runs in the fifth inning on two infield errors and a single. Al Flohr was solid for the winners yielding five hits, including a triple to Max Bentley and a double to Doug Bentley.

Cleaver (L) and Collins
Flohr (W) and Prediger

The nightcap produced another pitcher's battle as Smokey Johnson for Liberty fired a three-hitter and Maurice Duffy for Lanigan allowed just two hits as Lanigan eked out a 1-0 victory.  The only run came as a result of two errors in the seventh inning.  With two out, Jackson singled to left field and took off for second as Wachs dumped one between home and third.  Johnson fielded the ball but his throw to first hit Wachs on the back and rolled away. On retrieving the ball, first baseman Reid tried to nab Jackson going for third but the throw was wide and Jackson raced home. 

M.Duffy (W) and J.Duffy
Johnson (L) and Brooker

(July 24)   Neilburg showed no mercy on Aberdeen in the semi-final smacking 21 hits in a seven inning affair to post a 16-0 victory.  Pete Ferrie got the shutout with a two-hitter. It was a 6-0 game for six innings before Neilburg sent ten runs across the plate in the seventh.

Ferrie (W) and Prediger
Penner, McKay (7) and Forwood

For the fourth straight year Neilburg and Al Flohr have captured the final game of the Saskatoon Exhibition Tournament, this time 14-6 over Lanigan.  Flohr, with his third win of the tournament, scattered nine hits and whiffed ten.  Third sacker Red Oakes led a 17-hit Neilburg offensive with a double and two singles. Smith also had three hits while shortstop Dick Piper belted a pair of triples. Neilburg broke open a tight game with five runs in the seventh inning and another three in the 8th. Flohr, pitching in his seventh straight tournament, has appeared in 22 games and has racked up 18 wins against just a single loss.

Lefty Gunther, E.Gunther (6), Mitchell (7), Jackson (8) and J.Duffy
Flohr (W) and Prediger


1938

(July 25)   Rosthern scored in the bottom of the ninth inning to edge Kenaston 3-2 in the opening game of the Exhibition Tournament.  The leadoff man in the ninth, Pete Cheveldayoff cracked a triple and scored when Bill Cheveldayoff's grounder skipped through the legs of the Kenaston third sacker. "Kinky" Dehmke tossed a five-hitter for the win besting Bill Vogeli who surrendered six hits and fanned ten.

Vogeli (L) and Rider
K.Dehmke (W) and Johancsik

Watson broke open a tight 2-1 ball game with five runs in the sixth inning and went on to down Lucky Lake 9-2 behind the hurling of Lefty Skarban who yielded just five hits and fanned 13 and walked just one. Morose and Waters each produced two hits and scored twice for the winners.

Skarban (W) and Tyler
Sundin (L) and Eccles

Viscount stunned Melfort with a seven run first inning and posted a 12-7 victory.  McKoskie slammed a three-run homer for the winners, the only four-bagger of the day.

Selnas (L), Evans (1), Edwards (3) and Gunn, Fennell
Tuomainen (W), Marcoux (6) and Dyck

(July 26)   The Bentley brothers had six hits to lead Delisle past Liberty 5-1.  Doug and Max each had a pair of safeties while Roy and Reg each bagged one.  Doug slammed a homer and double. Reg French held Liberty to seven hits for the pitching win while Smokey Johnson allowed eight in taking the loss.

Johnson (L) and Brucker
French (W) and Reg Bentley

Teddy Dahl shutout Wiseton on three singles Tuesday as Bruno won 6-0.  Dahl struck out nine and walked none.   Second baseman Tegenkamp, first sacker Eckert and left fielder Holmes each had two hits for the winners. Bruno capitalized on three errors by Wiseton shortstop Currie in the fourth inning to score three runs. 

Dahl (W) and Hofbauer
Travis (L) and P.Wiggins, Dickson (7)

Emil Gunther turned in the day's top pitching performance with a one-hitter, a double by Wally Bamford, as Lanigan trounced Aberdeen 9-1.  Gunther rang up 12 strikeouts and did not issue a single base on balls. The four Gunther brothers collected eight of the 13 hits for Lanigan. Gus (Lefty) Gunther led the club with three hits, Walter punched out a triple and single, Emil added two singles and Al had a one-bagger.

MacKay, Bamford (6) and Campbell
E.Gunther (W) and W.Gunther

(July 27)   Young Reinie Kembel pitched a six-hitter and struck out 12 as Wilkie Outlaws outscored Broderick 5-3. Wilkie's three-run fourth inning proved to be decisive. Centre fielder Davisson led the winners with three hits while Forsythe added a double and single and scored three times.

Hunter, Lindsay (4) and T.Derdall
Kembel (W) and Nelson

Veteran Al Flohr ran his Exhibition Tournament record to 19-1 with a four-hitter as Neilburg downed Cudworth 4-1. It was the first time the team had played together this season.  Lefty Fernholz gave up nine hits in taking the loss.

Fernholz (L) and Stout
Flohr (W) and Prediger

Rosthern Wheat Kings topped Watson 10-6 in a game called after seven inning because of darkness. Three singles and a fielder's choice resulted in three Rosthern runs in the sixth inning to provide the margin of victory. Milt Baker was the winning pitcher in a relief role.

A.Young, Baker (W) (2) and Johancsik
Kasgard (L), Gunnarson (1), Skarban (7) and Tyler

(July 28)   Delisle used a 12-hit attack to shade Viscount 8-7. First sacker Archie Reynolds made up for three errors with three hits, one a booming triple.  Max Bentley also had three hits and brother Reg added a triple and single. Stan Douglas struggled but managed to go the distance for the win.

Tuomainen (L) and Dyck
Douglas (W) and Reg Bentley

Johnny Folk turned in the mound gem of the day a three-hit shutout as Lanigan topped Bruno 6-0. Folk, who fanned 11, also helped the offense with two hits, one a two-bagger.  Second baseman Weber had two hits and two runs scored. 

Folk (W) and W.Gunther
Meyer (L), Dahl (6) and Hofbauer

(July 29)   Ian Lowe was the hitting and pitching story for Neilburg All-Stars Friday as the defending tournament champions whipped Wilkie 11-5 to advance to the semi-final round.  Lowe, the regular third baseman, slugged two homers and two singles and would have had a third homer if he had not neglected to touch second base on his trot around the diamond.  With such a big lead, Lowe was called upon to take over mound duties in the first inning and the slow-ball artitst allowed just seven hits and fanned ten. Both Ferris and Ferry of the Stars added triples to the Neilburg offensive and Mel Ottem belted a double.

Ferry, Lowe (1) and Prediger
Arnold, Kembel (3) and Lackness

The semi-final between Delisle and Rosthern ended in a 4-4 tie and will be replayed. Trailing 4-1,  Doug Bentley's homer in the 8th and two errors and Roy Bentley's single in the 9th provided Delisle with enough for a draw. Delisle runners were thrown out at the plate in the 6th and 8th innings to ruin scoring opportunities. 

K.Dehmke and Johancsik
French and Reg Bentley

(July 30)   In a replay of Friday's 4-4 tie, Rosthern blanked Delisle 2-0 to win a berth in the tournament final. Rosthern, out-hit five to three, got on the scoreboard in the second inning when Baker reached on an infield error, advanced on a sacrifice and fly ball and scored on "Kinky" Dehmke's single to centre.  Two singles and two errors gave Rosthern their second run in the fourth.  Delisle had base runners in six of the nine innings but couldn't produce a run.  Milt Baker went the distance for the shutout.  Lebedoff took the loss.

Lebedoff (L) and Reg Bentley
Baker (W) and Johancsik

Lanigan upset Neilburg, 6-0, to win a slot in the tournament final against Rosthern.  Shortly Jackson blanked the defending champions with a seven-hitter while Al Flohr took the loss. Walter Gunther led an 11-hit attack with a triple and two singles. Allen added a triple and single and scored twice.

Jackson (W) and W.Gunther
Flohr (L), Ferry (6) and Prediger

Shutout pitching by Allen Young and a spotless defense carried Rosthern to a 4-0 triumph over Lanigan and the championship of the Saskatoon Exhibition Tournament.  Young used an effective curve and drop ball to hold the usually heavy-hitting Lanigan squad to six hits and didn't give up a walk while fanning just four. First sacker Fast and catcher Johancsik each had two hits. Shorty Jackson of Lanigan had the only extra base blow, a triple.

E.Gunther (L), Folk and W.Gunther
Young (W) and Johancsik


1939

(July 24)  Bruno blew a 3-0 lead and dropped a 4-3 decision to Cudworth in the opening game of the 1939 Saskatoon Exhibition Tournament.  Bruno held a 3-0 lead going into the bottom of the 7th inning when Cudworth took advantage of errors to tie the contest. Another miscue led to the winning run in the 8th. Cudworth managed just four hits against Teddy Dahl while Lefty Fernholz won with a six-hitter.

Dahl (L) and Anderson
Fernholz (W) and Stout

Errors also played a large role in Delisle's 8-3 win over Aberdeen.  Hugh Crooks, pitching for Aberdeen, surrendered just six hits but his teammates made nine errors.  Doug Bentley poked a pair of three-baggers to lead the hitters.  Reg French hurled a five-hitter for the win.

Crooks (L) and Bates
French (W) and Reg Bentley

Kenaston, sporting their new uniforms, started fast with three runs in the first inning and cruised to a 6-1 victory over Broderick. Wally Bamford tossed a four-hitter and fanned 12 for the pitching victory. Mike Dubyk and Falkingham each had a triple and single for the winners.

Bamford (W) and Dubyk
Brown (L) and T.Derdall

(July 25)  Bapaume rallied from a 5-3 deficit to score two in the 8th and one in the bottom of the ninth to eliminate Elstow 6-5.  Emil Gunther pitched well for Elstow until the latter frames when he walked five batters and threw a wild pitch to help Bapaume to the victory. Each team had ten hits.  Milt Baker, who fanned 14, was the winning hurler. Gunther, who struck out 13 and walked seven, took the loss.  Baker and C.Hawkins had three-baggers for Bapaume.

Gunther (L) and Evans
Baker (W) and Walker

A four-run rally in the fourth inning carried Wiseton to a 7-5 win over Rosetown.  Centre fielder Sawyer clouted a home run and double to lead a 13-hit attack for the winners. Second sacker Shatilla helped with four singles.  Winning pitcher Lefty Arnold, who had two hits, rang up 15 strike outs as he scattered nine hits for the mound triumph.  Fred Sothmann  and Alvin Piper smacked homers for Rosetown.

Douglas, H.Wiggins (5) and R.Wiggins
Arnold (W) and Kavalenko

Trailing 4-1 going into the bottom of the 7th inning, Liberty exploded for four runs in the 7th and six runs in the 8th to crush Viscount 11-4. A misjudged fly ball to centre field with two out in the seventh led to Viscount's downfall. Denny Evenson picked up the win in relief of starter Lefty Skarban who fanned 12 in six innings of work. Evenson was the top hitter with three hits, including a double. Losing hurler Johnny Folk went the distance giving up 9 hits and seven walks while compiling 12 strikeouts. Folk had three hits for the losers, one of them a home run.  Bell also clouted a homer for Viscount.

Folk (L) and Dyck
Skarban, Evenson (W) (7) and Brucker

(July 26)   The defending champion Rosthern nine advanced with a 13-7 win over Lucky Lake scoring ten runs in the last two innings of the six-inning contest.  

Zerebko (W), Padavel (5) and Jones
Black (L), Penner (5), Gower (6) and Finstead

Pete Ferrie had a shutout until the 8th inning in pitching Neilburg to a 7-1 victory over Turtleford. Ferrie scattered nine hits, three by Wagner, in going the route for the win.  Ferrie and catcher Pete Prediger each had two hits for Neilburg.

Ferrie (W) and Prediger
McKenzie (L) and Misselbrook

Cudworth and Delisle played to a 6-6, 10-inning draw.  John Polischuk went the distance for Cudworth giving up six hits while Lebedoff and Conklin allowed ten.

Polischuk and Stout
Lebedoff, Conklin (7) and Reg Bentley

(July 27)    Denny Evenson fired a sparkling two-hit shutout to lead Liberty over Wiseton 6-0. Evenson fanned 12 and helped the offense scoring once and belting a double. Centre fielder Tannahill had the big blow, a home run. Liberty scored four times in the first inning and added singletons in the fourth and sixth.

Evenson (W) and Brucker
McPhail, Corringer (1) and Kavalenko

Delisle struck early with four runs in the third and another in the fifth then held off a late charge by Cudworth to post a 5-4 win in the replay of Wednesday's 6-6 tie.  Archie Reynolds clouted a double and two singles and crossed the plate twice to lead the Delisle offense. Sibbald added a triple.  Reg French picked up the win in relief of starter Ace Corbin.

Fernholz (L), Folk (6) and Stout
Corbin, French (W) (4) and Reg Bentley

Bapaume's Milt Baker pitched a solid game, a seven-hitter with 11 strikeouts against Kenaston but ended up on the wrong end of a 9-6 result as his teammates made ten errors, all in the infield. Bapaume had a 6-4 lead before the defense fell apart in the late going and Kenaston notched three in the seventh and two more in the 8th for the win. Stan Kowalski held Bapaume to eight hits and had 12 strikeouts in gaining the pitching victory.

Kowalski (W) and Bamford
Baker (L) and Walker

(July 28)   Neilburg eliminated defending champion Rosthern 4-2 as Jimmy Rattlesnake threw a six-hitter for the win. Rattlesnake effectively used a sweeping curve and was content to let his fielders make the plays and as a result he fanned just one. Shortstop George Brent scored twice and punched out three hits to pace the winners. Pete Prediger added a double and single.

W.Fast (L), K.Dehmke (5) and Shultz, Moffat
Rattlesnake (W) and Prediger

Kenaston jumped into a 5-0 lead after two innings and held off Delisle in the 7th and 8th to register a 7-6 win. The game was called after eight innings because of darkness.  Delisle produced the big hits, a homer by Owens, three-bagger by Reg Bentley and double from Roy Bentley but left the bases loaded in the 7th and had a runner thrown out at the plate in the 8th.

Lebedoff (L), Coughlin (1), Corbin (3) and Reg Bentley, Sibbald
Bamford, Ewen (5) and Dubyk

(July 29)  In the morning semi-final game, Neilburg outscored the highly-rated Liberty club 9 to 5. Liberty’s hopes of victory vanished in the first three innings as Neilburg piled up a total of nine runs. Pete Ferrie pitched the complete game victory for Neilburg. He held the Long Lake southerners scoreless until the fifth when Rooney connected for a three-run homer. Tony Zerr was the leading hitter for Neilburg, collecting three hits including a triple.

Skarban (L), Evenson (1), Skarban (4) and Brucker
Ferrie (W) and Prediger

(July 29)  The heavy-hitting Neilburg All-Stars captured the 1939 Saskatoon Exhibition Week baseball tournament with an easy 18 to 5 victory over Kenaston in the seven-inning final game. The Neilburg nine blasted a total of 14 base hits including a home run by Pete Prediger, triples by Tony Zerr, Mel Ottem, George Brent and Jackson as well as two-baggers by Zerr and Jackson.  George Brent left his shortstop position in the first inning to take over for struggling Jimmy Rattlesnake on the mound and turned in an outstanding effort pitching shutout ball the rest of the way for the All-Stars.

Lindsay, Kowalski (1) (L) and Dubyk
Rattlesnake, Brent (1) (W) and Prediger


1940

(July 22)   Veteran Carl Mohr, with his "spitter" working to perfection, tossed a one-hitter as Delisle blanked Rosthern 8-0 in the opening game of the Saskatoon Exhibition Tournament.  The game was called after five innings to clear the way for the official opening of the Exhibition.  A three-run first inning put Delisle in command.  Roy Bentley with a triple and two singles was the leading batter for the winners. There was a familial ring to the proceedings as Delisle had four Bentley brothers in the lineup while Rosthern fielded three sets of brothers in the Dehmkes, Fasts and Cheveldayoffs.

Mohr (W) and Reg Bentley
W.Dehmke, Rempel (2) and  Dyck

(July 23)  There were two more shutouts as the Exhibition Tournament moved into its second day.  Emil Hangs of Wiseton fired a two-hitter as Wiseton blanked Elstow 4-0.  Red Orth provided all the offense Wiseton would need with a two-run homer in the 3rd inning.    

Dawson (L) and Klotz
Hangs (W) and T.Derdall

(July 23) Shorty Jackson blanked  Broderick on two hits as Lanigan notched an 8-0 win behind a pair of booming homers by shortstop Roy Schappert . Pearly Fennell cracked two triples and a single for the winners.

Hunter (L), Gustafson and V.McLane
Jackson (W) and Stout

(July 24)  Aberdeen plated three runs in the first inning and were never headed in scoring a 9-5 victory over Kenaston. Each team had seven hits with Aberdeen taking advantage of sloppy fielding by their opponents who made eight errors. Vince Germann and D. Jackson belted homers for the winners.

R.Jackson (W), W.Huckaby (6) and E.Hamm
White (L), Mathers (8)  and Dubyk

 (July 24)   Johnny Folk fired a one-hitter in pitching Viscount to a 3-0 win over Bruno. C. Mills had the only safety off Folk who  fanned 13 and didn't walk a batter.  Lefty Hornyak allowed just five hits in taking the loss. Marcoux tripled to knock in Folk in the first inning with the only run Viscount would need.

Hornyak (L) and Hassen
Folk (W) and Booker

(July 25)    Thursday morning saw the biggest surprise of the Exhibition Tournament as Cudworth eliminated defending champion Neilburg 8-6.  Hero for the winners was shortstop George Vandale who wiped out a 4-2 Neilburg lead with a grand slam homer in the 8th inning.  Veteran southpaw Pete Polischuk held Neilburg to seven hits in pitching the win.

Flohr, Ferrie (L) (5) and Prediger
P.Polischuk (W) and C.Vandale

(July 25)  In the first second round match, Delisle trounced Wiseton 12-6, scoring six runs in the 8th inning, as Archie Reynolds belted a homer and two doubles to lead a 14-hit offensive.  Reynolds scored three time. Max Bentley also had three hits as did Red Orth for Wiseton.

Arnold, Nesbitt (8),  Hangs (8) and T.Derdall
Skarbin, Bent (4), Coughlin (W) (4) and Miller, Reg Bentley

(July 26)   Hugh Crooks, a pitcher for Aberdeen last season, fired a two-hitter against his former mates Friday as Lanigan whipped Aberdeen 11-2 to become the second of three teams in the final round of the Exhibition Tournament.  After each team scored in the opening frame, Lanigan put five runs on the board in the 3rd inning to begin the rout. Weber led an 11-hit assault with a double and two singles. Fennell scored three times and stole three bases. 

R.Jackson (L), McKay (3), W.Huckaby (5) and E.Hamm
Crooks (W) and Stout, Fennell

(July 26)  Johnny Folk, who pitched a two-hitter on Wednesday, held Cudworth to five hits Friday as Viscount advanced with a 6-2 victory.  Folk also provided some offense with a triple and single and scored twice.  He set down eight by strikeouts and walked a pair.  Viscount played with a rearranged lineup after the 5th inning as their catcher Rudy Booker was ejected for using abusive language.

P.Polishchuk, Fidler and C.Vandale
Folk (W) and Booker, Miller (5)

(July 26)  Following Friday's games, a draw was held for the bye in Saturday's action. Viscount drew the bye leaving Delisle to face Lanigan to determine the opponent for Viscount in the final.

(July 27)   Lanigan All-Stars are the champions of the Saskatoon Exhibition Tournament. They defeated Viscount 6-0 in the final after advancing to the tilte game with a 3-1 victory over Delisle.

In downining Delisle, Lanigan scored all its runs in the 5th inning. Jackson opened with a triple and Roy Schappert knocked him in with single. Reinie Kembel connected on a one-bagger to bring home Schappert  and came around on a passed ball and ground out to put up the third marker. Delisle had the bases loaded with two out in the 8th but Reynolds flied out to end the inning. Schappert led the offense with a double and single.  Evenson, tall right-hander, held Delisle to four hits. He rang up 11 strikeouts and walked two. 

Evenson (W) and Fennell
Coughlin, Mohr (5) and Reg Bentley

An early offensive won the championship for Lanigan. Schappert and Stout, the first two batters, each slammed doubles and, with two out, Weber and Gunther had run-scoring hits. Before reliever Lebedoff could secure the third out, Schappert was up for a second time and four runs had crossed the plate. Reinie Kembel held Viscount to two hits in a game called after six innings because of rain. 

Kembel (W) and Stout
Bryson, Lebedoff (1) and Booker


1941

(July 21)  Four-time Exhibition champion Neilburg kicked off the 1941 tournament at Exhibition Park with a 7-6 victory over the Bentleys and Delisle.  Neilburg erased a 3-0 Delisle lead with three of their own in the 3rd frame then took the lead with a run in the 6th. Delisle rebounded with two in the 7th and another in the 8th to go ahead 6-4. Lindsay Gibbons' All-Stars picked up one in their half of the 8th to go into the last at bat down 6-5. Neilburg got the tying run off a wild pitch after an infield error and double by McIvor who came home with the winner on Ralph Ottem's single.  Johnston led a 12-hit attack with a double and two singles and Pete Prediger and Lampitt each had a pair of hits. Max Bentley topped the losers with a double and two singles. Lefty Skarbin fanned 15 in pitching a seven-hitter for Neilburg. McKellar and Roy Bentley clouted homers for Delisle.                                     

Jerwak, Burke (6), Jerwak (8), Coughlin (9) and Reg Bentley
Skarbin (W) and Prediger

(July 22)   Tuesday, the second day of the Exhibition Tournament brought the first surprise. The Lanigan All-Stars, the 1940 champions were eliminated by Aberdeen, 10-9 in 10 innings.   Down 5-3, Aberdeen took the lead in the 5th with a six run outburst. However Lanigan fought back with one in the 6th and three in the 8th to knot the count at 9-9.  Aberdeen again took the lead with a run in the bottom of the 8th and Lanigan tied it again with one in the 9th.  Finally, Aberdeen won it in the extra frame as Vandale led off with a long double and scored the winner as Maroniuk singled for his only hit of the game. Lanigan out-hit the winners 12-10 and had the only homer, by Johnny Skywork.

Skywork, Deere (5) , Gunther (L) (9) and Plaxin
Polischuk, McKay (W) (8) and Vandale

(July 22)    Viscount advanced to the second round with an easy 13-3 win over Humboldt. Ten of Viscount's runs came as a result of Humboldt errors. Lefty Hornyak pitched solid ball for the win scattering nine hits. He also led the team at the plate with three hits, including a double. Losing pitcher Pion led the losers with three hits.

Pion, Carr (8) and McNeilly
Hornyak (W) and Hanson

(July 23)    Emil Hangs fired a four-hit shutout for Wiseton in an 8-0 win over Elstow.  He whiffed 14.  Red Orth slammed a homer and single for the winners and Dick Piper and Curry slugged triples.

Dawson (L)), Volk (8) and Klotz
Hangs (W) and Derdall

(July 23)   Playing in the Exhibition Tournament for the first time, Shackleton moved into the second round with a 6-4 victory over Glidden.  Lefty Koch limited Glidden to seven hits while striking out 12.  Shackleton collected 13 hits off Bradley who fanned ten. The winners opened the scoring in the first inning with two runs on an infield error followed by two singles and an infield out.  They added three more in the third on a double by W. LaRue, singles by Cudmore and Olain and a triple by McLeod.  Two outfield errors and a single provided their final run in the 8th.  Glidden got one in the first when their leadoff batter Hammel tripled and scored on an infield out. Singles by Niles, Mitten and Mills provided two more counters in the 5th. Mills and Mitten connect for singles in the 7th for their last run.

Koch (W) and McLeod
Bradley (L) and Mills

(July 24)   Broderick took advantage of a wild throw to score the winning run in a 3-2 decision over Dodsland. Dodsland took the lead in the first when Poulin opened the game with a triple and scored on Roebottom's double. The second run came in on an infield error. For Broderick, a walk, two singles and a fielder's choice provided the tying runs in the 5th.  The winning marker came in the 6th inning as Hudson dumped one in front of the plate and Rundell the Dodsland catcher quickly pounced on the ball but his throw to first was wild and Hudson scooted all the way home.

Jacobson (L) and Rundell
French (L) and E.Sibbald

(July 24)  In the first of the second round matches, Neilburg eliminated Viscount 5-2.  Lefty Skarbin, who turned back Delisle on Monday night, held Viscount to eight hits for his second win of the tourney. He fanned nine. A three-run 3rd inning carried Neilburg to the win. With two out, Shorty Jackson singled and Ace Lowe worked a walk.  Mel Ottem singled to score Jackson and both Ottem and Lowe came home on Pete Ferry's double.               

Toumainen (L), Hornyak (3)  and L.Hanson
Skarbin (W) and Prediger

(July 25)  Lefty Arnold held Aberdeen to four hits as Wiseton advanced at the Saskatoon Exhibition Tournament with a 2-1 victory.  Aberdeen scored in the third when Jackson went to second on an overthrow on an easy roller. He carried on to third on a play in the outfield and, when the first sacker dropped the ball on a pick-off attempt by Arnold, scampered home. Wiseton got both its runs in the 4th inning as Brown scored on a wild pitch and Sothmans came home on an error.

Arnold (W) and Derdall
Polischuk (L) and Vandle

(July 25)   Veteran Carl Mohr, who has been pitching in the area since the Fair Week tournament was inaugurated, blanked highly-rated Shackleton 7-0 Friday to advance Broderick to the tournament semi-final. Mohr allowed just four hits and only one runner reached third base.

Mohr (W) and Dubyk
J.Folk, Koch (6) and McLeod

(July 26)  Wiseton moved into the final with a 6-2 triumph. Harold Wiggins tossed a seven hitter to eliminate Broderick who decided to start Carl Mohr who had pitched the previous evening. Mohr didn't last two innings and was charged with three runs as Wiseton scored one in the first and two more in the second.  Dick Piper led the winners with three hits, one a double.

Mohr (L), Gunther (2 ) and Dubyk
H.Wiggins (W) and Derdall

(July 26)   Wiseton upset Neilburg 5-2 Saturday to win the Saskatoon Exhibition Tournament. Playing errorless ball behind the hurling of Lefty Arnold, Wiseton took an early lead and stayed in front all the way. Alvin Piper was prominent in the triumph with two hits, a run scored and two runs driven home. He plated a run in the first inning after drawing a walk.  In the second, after Arnold had singled to score Red Orth, Piper drove in Arnold. Wiseton added their final two runs in the 4th as Orth led off with a one-bagger, again stole second, and came home on Derdall's base knock. Piper rapped another single to plate Derdall. Ace Lowe scored both runs for Neilburg. 

Arnold (W) and Derdall
Kembel (L), Evenson (5) and Prediger


1942

(July 20)   An upset marked opening action in the 1942 Saskatoon Exhibition Tournament.  Domremy knocked off Lanigan 4-3 before one of the largest first-night crowd in years.  Bob Shore, a high school athlete, was the hero for the winners pitching seven scoreless after shoddy fielding handed Lanigan their three runs in the first two innings. He allowed just six hits and struck out nine.  Lefty Young went the distance for Lanigan giving up just five hits but made three errors which contributed to the Domremy totals. A huge baserunning mistake in the 9th inning proved disastrous for Lanigan. Third baseman Brightonbach cracked a long drive to deep centre and galloped around the bases much to the delight of Lanigan supporters.  Unfortunately, he failed to touch third base on his way home and was called out by Umpire Bill Dunbar when Domremy got the ball to their third sacker. 

Shore (W) and Ganes
Young (L) and Wilderman, W.Gunther

(July 21)   Tech Aeronauts, one of two RCAF team entered in the tournament, advanced to the second round with a 7-3 decision over the Fort Pitt squad from Paradise Hill before a large crowd for the morning contest.  A four-run outburst in the 2nd inning carried Aeronauts to the win. They added one in the 5th and two more on Green's homer with Bent on base in the 8th.  Fort Pitt bunched three singles for a run in the 5th and got two in the 8th off a double, two singles and a double steal. Edwards, with a three for five effort, was the leading swatter for the winners. Bradley held the losers to seven hits in pitching for the win.

Bradley (W) and Stout, Scott (6)
Karst (L) and T.Amerault

(July 21)  Viscount coasted to a 13-3 victory over Rosthern as right-hander Johnny Folk fired a four-hitter and set down 17 via the strikeout route.  Rosthern, out-hit 11 to 4, made an incredible 13 errors.         

Voth (L), Faulk (8) and Dueck
J.Folk (W) and S.Fargo   

(July 22)   Hughton eliminated Aberdeen from the Exhibition Tournament Wednesday with a thrilling 9-7 win in a game which featured 25 hits, 14 errors and a 16 strikeout performance by the winning pitcher. Down 9-5 going into their last at bat, Aberdeen scored a pair and had the bases loaded with two out and their best hitter on the day coming to the plate. But shortstop Slick, already with four hits in the game, grounded out to end the contest. Denny Evenson, the former Liberty hurler, survied 12 hits to go the distance for Hughton. He compiled 16 strikeouts while allowing two walks.  Ralph, the left fielder, was the top hitter for the winners with three for five.

Evenson (W) and Brucker
Peion (L) and Slind

(July 22)   In a game shortened to six innings because of inclement weather, Wiseton blanked No.4 S.F.T.S.4-0 behind Lefty Arnold's four hitter.  Arnold and Teddy Derdall led a 12-hit attack each with three for three. Two of Derdall's safeties were three-baggers. Wiseton collected 12 hits off Polischuk for the Training Schoolers.

Arnold (W) and Dedahl
Polischuk (L) and Vandale

(July 23)   For an inning Delisle looked beatable.  After taking a 3-0 lead in the first inning, Shackleton went ahead with a five-run explosion in the third.  The joy didn't last long as Delisle rang up four in the 4th and another six in the 5th and cruised to a 13-6 victory Thursday morning.  Jack Coughlin was the winning pitcher in a relief role.

French, Coughlin (W) (3) and Reg Bentley
Koch (L), Cater, Osgard, Koch and McLeod

(July 23)   Tech Aeronauts advanced with a 7-1 victory over Domremy in a second round match at Exhibition Park diamond.  Home runs by winning pitcher Bradley and second baseman Crawford Edwards sparked the Aeronauts. Pitchers for the losers combined to ring up 21 strikeouts. Starter Boyes fanned 15 while Bob Shore in his two relief innings fanned six. Bradley allowed just five hits and had nine strikeouts in posting the win.

Bradley (W) and Scott
Boyes (L), Shore (8) and Johnson, Ganes             

(July 24)   Hughton and Viscount played to 2-2, 11-inning draw Friday morning and will replay the contest Saturday morning.  Viscount took the lead with single runs in the 2nd and 3rd innings.  Hughton didn't have a runner reach first until the 4th as Tony Folk pitched outstanding ball.  They tied the match in the 5th off two singles, two errors and an infield out.    Tony and Johnny Folk combined to hold Hughton to five hits. Oliphant and Denny Evenson allowed a total of seven to Viscount. Clawston of Viscount was the game's top hitter with three safeties.           

Oliphant, Evenson (5)  and Brucker
T.Folk, J.Folk (6) and J.Folk, S.Fargo

(July 24)  Before the largest crowd of the season, Delisle knocked off Wiseton the defending Exhibition champions 4-1 Friday evening.  Hughie Crooks, former Aberdeen and Limerick hurler and now a member of the RCAF at Mossbank, pitched no-hit ball for seven innings, ending with a three-hitter. He struck out ten and walked a pair for the winners. Delisle took the lead in the first inning when Archie Reynolds opened the frame with a sharp double to centre. After advancing on an infield out, he scored as Hudson beat out an infield hit.  They iced the decision with three runs in the third. Harold Sibbald drove in Reinie Kembel who had walked and Roy Bentley knocked in Reynolds and Reg Bentley with a double to right. Lefty Arnold took the loss.  

Arnold (L) and Deadahl
Crooks (W) and Reg Bentley      

(July 25)   In a replay of Friday's 2-2 draw, Hughton scored five runs in the first inning and added six in the second to swamp Viscount 13-2 to advance to the tourney final. The game was called after six innings. The winners rang up 13 hits to 7 for Viscount. Catcher Brucker led the offense with three hits while winning pitcher Emil Hangs banged out a double and single. Hintze and Shatilla each had a pair of singles.

T.Folk (L), Kiss (3) and J.Folk
Hangs (W), Oliphant (6) and Brucker

(July 25)   Delisle broke open a tight game with four runs in the 7th inning to win a berth in the tournament final with an 8-2 victory over Tech Aeronauts.  Max Bentley and Ed Sibbald led the winners with three hits apiece as every batter in the Delisle lineup had at least one safety in an 18-hit assault.  Reinie Kembel held the Aeronauts to six hits while whiffing eleven and walking just one.

Kembel (W) and Reg Bentley
Blomquist, Ruhl (5), Jackson (7) and Prediger

(July 25)   Delisle clobbered Hughton 10-1 Saturday night to capture the J.F. Cairns Memorial Trophy and the Saskatoon Exhibition Tournament championship. With Hughton's two main hurlers, Denny Evenson and Emil Hangs still weary from previous efforts in the tournament - including an extra game because of Friday's tie - Delisle scored an easy victory in a game called after five innings to make way for the military display.  Evenson started for Hughton allowing three runs over the first four innings. Hangs, who pitched part of the Saturday morning game, took over but was blasted for seven runs in the 5th inning. Lefty Skarban breezed through the Hughton lineup giving up just one hit. Hughton's run came in the 2nd inning as Evenson drew a walk, advanced on a sacrifice, went to third on an infield error and proceeded to steal home.  Hudson and Doug Bentley each had two hits for Delisle.

Evenson, Hangs (5) and Brucker
Skarban (W) and Reg Bentley


1943

(July 19)   Reinie Kembel fired a two-hit shutout to kick off the 1943 Exhibition Tournament in style as the Delisle All-Stars trounced the Tech Aeronauts 10-0 Monday night.  Kembel, who first attracted attention playing for the Wilkie juniors, was the whole show in the opening game as he fanned 17 batters and allowed just a single base on balls. He faced just 29 batters, two over the minimum.  The All-Stars pounded out 14 hits, three by Doug Bentley.

Ferguson (L), Shupe (6) and Davis
Kembel (W) and Reg Bentley

(July 20)   Doug Betts, with a no-hitter in City League play earlier this summer, took on an offensive role Tuesday as No. 7 Initial Training School crushed Wiseton 10-2 in the second game of the Exhibition Tournament. Betts, who gave up eleven hits in going the distance on the mound, cracked out a triple and four singles at the plate.

McPhail, J.Folk (4) and Derdall
Betts (W) and Sutherland

(July 21)  In another high-scoring contest, No. 4 Service Flying Training School Flyers advanced to the second round with a 14-5 victory over Rosthern Wednesday night.  Rosthern put a scare into the Flyers taking a 4-0 lead in the first inning before the high-powered Flyer offense kicked into gear. Walter Vandale with four hits, including a triple, was the leading batter for the winners while winning pitcher Lloyd Bradley went three for five. Catcher Cliff Vandale added another three safeties. Bradley, let down by his defense in the opening frames, pitched a six-hitter and fanned ten. 

Bradley (W) and C.Vandale
Billesberg (L), Vogt (7) and Raisbeck

(July 22)   Dafoe No.5 RCAF Bombing and Gunnery School downed Dundurn Army 11-7 Thursday to live to play another day at the Exhibition Tournament.  Tied at 4-4 after seven innings, Dafoe broke it wide open with a seven run explosion in the 8th inning on five singles, an error, two wild pitches and two fielder's choices. Clouston and Tokar shared batting honours each with three for five. Crowell had three hits for the losers.  Barney Walker held Dundurn to seven hits in going all the way on the mound for Dafoe.

Walker (W) and Carruthers
Ruhl, Trann (7), Blaisdeck (8), Friessen (9) and Toccoli

(July 23)   Delisle, the 1942 Exhibition champions, were elminated from the tournament Friday as No. 7 Initial Training School posted a 5-3 triumph behind Al Dumouchelle's fine hurling.  The  Eastern Canadian youngster limited the usual heavy hitting All-Stars to just four hits.  Doug Betts continued his hot hitting to lead the winners cracking out a triple and double knocking in two runs and scoring a pair himself. Reinie Kembel gave up six hits and fanned 13 in a solid, but losing performance.

Dumouchelle (W) and Sutherland
Kembel (L) and Reg Bentley

(July 24)   In a military team semi-final, the Training School Flyers defeated Dafoe No. 5 Bombing and Gunnery School 5-3 to win a berth in the tournament final.  Two runs in the bottom of the 6th inning won it for the Flyers.  Smiley Maroniuk tossed a six-hitter for the win.   

Walker, Carr (L)  (3) and Carruthers
Maroniuk (W) and Thompson

(July 24)   No.4 Service Flying Training School is the 1943 Exhibition baseball champion. Behind 6-0 in the 3rd inning, the Flyers erupted for seven runs in the bottom of the 3rd to take the lead for good in a 12-7 victory over No.7 Initial Training School who hurt their chances by making ten errors. John "Smiley" Maroniuk, who pitched the Flyers to the win in the semi-final, smacked a double and two singles to lead an 11-hit attack. Winning pitcher Lloyd Bradley had two hits, one a triple. Smyth, the ITS first sacker, belted a homer.

Betts, Dumouchelle and Sutherland
Bradley (W) and Thompson


1944

(July 25)    In the opening game of the Saskatoon Exhibition Tournament Tuesday night, Aberdeen with a lineup of veteran Saskatoon civilian players, upset Delisle 3-1.The game was called in the 6th inning because of rain.  Bob Shore, who played hockey with the Varsity Huskies last winter, was a star for the winners holding the usually heavy-hitting Delisle aggregation to three hits. Delisle took the lead in the first inning as Hudson singled, advanced on a sacrifice and scored on an outfield error.  Aberdeen came back in the second inning to take the lead. Shore smacked a triple to right centre and Slick knocked him in with a double. Buck Crawford followed with a timely single to score Slick. The winners added another in third on a double steal. Soeder, the losing hurler, allowed just three hits but they were bunched in the second inning. 

Soeder (L) and Reg Bentley
Shore (W) and Bamford

(July 26)   The defending champions will have an opportunity to repeat. No.4 Service Flying Training School Flyers downed Wiseton 6-4 Wednesday to advance to the second round of the Exhibition tournament. Flyers spotted Wiseton a four-run lead after five innings. Two hits, a fielder's choice and three infield errors handed Wiseton three runs in the 4th inning and some daring baserunning added another run in the 5th. Flyers rebounded with three in the bottom of the 5th then tied the contest in the 7th as Lloyd Bradley singled to knock in Turner, sitting on third with a triple. The winning run came in the 8th on an outfield error with two out. A walk and single contributed to an insurance run. Jock Tennant got the win with a seven-hitter.  Lefty Arnold took the loss.

Arnold (L), D.Olmstead (6) and Derdall
Tennant (W) and Mills

(July 27)   Dundurn Camp Recces moved in the second round with an easy 9-2 win over Neilburg-Paradise Hill. Down 2-1, Dundurn scored four in the 4th to take the lead for good.  Big Gayle Shupe scattered seven hits while striking out 16 batters. He did not issue a walk. Shupe, Stout and Thompson each had two hits for the winners. Lefty Karst took the loss.

Shupe (W) and Stout
Karst (L), Flohr (6) and T.Amerault

(July 28)  Aberdeen qualified for the final of the Exhibition Tournament Friday with an 8-7 squeaker over H.M.C.S. Unicorn. Trailing 7-5 in the 9th inning, Aberdeen came through with three runs for the triumph. With one out, Gordon Thompson drew a walk and Slick was hit by a pitch. Both runners advanced on a wild pitch and scored as John (Smiley) Maroniuk smacked a double. Bamford fanned but the catcher dropped the ball as Maroniak raced to third and then scored on another error. Maroniuk led the winners with a single, double and triple. After Aberdeen scored a pair in the third inning Navy took the lead in their half of the frame on Pete Prediger's bases-loade single.  Each club counted a run in th 4th and Aberdeen took a 5-4 lead with two in the 5th. Sailors tied it in the 6th and took the lead in the 7th. When they added one in the 8th Navy appeared on the way to an upset. It was not to be.  Bob Shore was the winner in relief of Maroniuk.

Maroniak, Shore (W) (7) and Bamford
Corbin, Burke (L) (3) and Prediger

(July 29)   Trailing 2-0 and being out-hit and out-played, Dundurn rallied for four runs in the 7th inning to shade the S.F.T.S. Flyers 4-3 to win a berth in the Exhibition final against Aberdeen.  Flyers' defensive lapses resulted in the loss.  Gayle Shupe scattered seven hits for the win. Lloyd Bradley gave up just four hits, but six walks in taking the loss.

Shupe (W) and Stout
Bradley (L) and Mills                   

(July 29)   Dundurn again used one big inning to knock off Aberdeen 7-5 to capture the 1944 Saskatoon Exhibition Tournament championship. A five-run 4th inning was key to the victory. Chuck Carle and Stoute opened with singles and Shupe reached on an error to load the bases. Bob Shore then walked Ruhl and McKenzie to force in two runs. Crawford fumbled Trann's grounder down the first base line to enable Shupe and Rule to come home and Hantuck singled to drive in McKenzie with the 5th marker. Catcher Stout, said to be on leave from an Ontario RCAF unit, led the winners with three hits. Thompson, Steele and Carle each had two safeties. 

Ruhl (W) and Stout
Shore L) and Bamford             


1945

(July 23)    An upset marked the opening day of the Saskatoon Exhibition Tournament.  Aberdeen downed the highly-rated Delisle nine 8-7 with winning pitcher Bob Shore driving in the deciding run in the last of the 8th inning. Behind 7-3 after six innings, Aberdeen rallied with four in the 7th, on three hits, an error and a wild pitch, to tie and the singleton in the 8th for the victory. Tied 7-7, Huckaby and Bates singled and Shore, who had three hits, rapped one over the shortstop to plate the winning run. Bates and Huckaby also had three hits for the winners while Doug Bentley smacked a triple and two singles for Delisle. 

Maroniuk, Christianson (7), Maroniuk (7), Christianson (L) (8) and Reg Bentley
Shore (W) and Stout

(July 24)   An outfield collision on Johnny Folk's eighth inning blast resulted in the winning run as Viscount edged Langham 3-2 Tuesday night.  With the score tied at 2-2 in the bottom of the 8th, winning pitcher Ed Thoen opened the inning with a single off veteran prairie hurler Jimmy Rattlesnake. Folk then cracked a long fly to deep left and both B.Tarasoff the leftfielder and Gilmour, in centre, raced for the ball. With the sun in their eyes, the outfielders collided heavily as the ball rolled to the race track behind left field and Thoen scampered home. Tarasoff was carried off the field and taken by ambulance to the hospital.  The extent of his injuries was not known. Langham had taken the lead in the 2nd on a combination of hits and errors. Viscount got a run in the 4th on a catcher's interference call and a wild throw to first. They knotted the count in the 6th as Thoen singled and advanced on an error and passed ball before coming home on another botched defensive play. Thoen held Langham to just three hits and fanned ten.

Rattlesnake (L), Wurtz (8) and Sherstobitoff
E.Thoen (W) and J.Folk

(July 25)    Reinie Kembel shutout Lanigan on six hits as Rosetown scored an 8-0 victory to move into the second round of the Exhibition Tournament. The game started as a pitcher's battle between Denny Evenson, recently discharged from the RCAF after a tour of operations overseas, and Kembel, but Rosetown found the range in the 4th to put up five runs. They added three more in the 5th before the Lanigan manager waved Evenson to the bench and called upon Wildeman. Besides his outstanding mound effort, Kembel had the big blow for the winners, a three-run homer in the 5th. Shields had three hits for Rosetown. Third baseman Vandale, looking considerably heavier than when he played with No.4 S.F.TS, cracked one onto the racetrack back of left field in the 4th inning but barely made it to second base before the throw-in.

Kembel (W) and Wiggins
Evenson (L), Wildeman (5) and Brooker

(July 26)   Playing before the largest crowd of the week, Wiseton advanced to the second round of the Fair Week Tournament with an easy 13-2 victory over Neilburg.  Shortstop Hepfner provided a highlight for the winners with a bases-loaded home run in the 6th inning.  Wieston out-hit Neilburg 13 to 2.  Jake Jacobson fanned ten in hurling the two-hitter. 

Jacobson (W) and Derhahl
Ley (L), Skarban (3) and Prediger

(July 27)  Young Bob Shore pitched a gem, a four-hitter with 20 strikeouts, as Aberdeen blanked Viscount 5-0, scoring all five runs in an 8th inning outburst.  Ed Thoen for Viscount fanned 14. For seven innings the pair engaged in a scoreless duel.  Shore was in trouble in the 5th with he loaded the bases on an error, hit batsman and a single but fanned the next two batters to get out of the inning. Thoen allowed Aberdeen to get two on base with two out in the first and fourth innings but managed to wriggle out of trouble. In the 8th, lead-off man Fred Hassen reached on an error and with one out Bates singled to right. On Shore's high drive, the centre fielder dropped the ball and Hassen scored the first run. Another error loaded the bases and Jackson cracked a triple scoring all three before he came home on a fielder's choice.

Shore (W) and Stout
E.Thoen (L) and J.Folk

(July 28)  Rosetown erupted for five runs in the 8th inning to break up a 2-2 tie to defeat Wiseton 8-1 to win a berth in the final of the Exhibition Tournament.  Olmstead held Wiseton to six hits in going the route for the win. First baseman Wiggins led the winners with three hits. 

Olmstead (W) and Grant
Arnold, Jacobson (8) and Derdall

(July 28)  Aberdeen whipped Rosetown 9-2 Saturday before a record-breaking crowd to capture the 1945 Exhibition Tournament championship and the J.F. Cairns Memorial Trophy.  Jerry Whitney, the army pitcher, held Rosetown to six hits in a nine inning relief job to pick up the win. He came into the game in the first inning for Karst who had given up a run without getting an out. Aberdeen rapped out 12 hits, three each by Bob Shore, playing shortstop and second base, and Al Hassen, the first sacker. One of Hassen's hits went for three bases.  

Maloney, Kembel (2), Miller (8) and Grant
Karat, Whitney (W) (1) and Stout


1946

Behind the four-hit, shutout pitching of Reinie Kembel, Wiseton captured the championship of the Saskatoon Exhibition Tournament and the J.F. Cairns Memorial Trophy Saturday with a 4-0 victory over Viscount. A crowd, estimated at more than 6,500, saw the Goose Lake club notch a comparatively easy win. Kimbel was a one-man show for Wiseton as he pounded out a triple, scored the first run, and fielded nine chances without an error. On the hill he fanned six batters and walked a pair. The Bentley boys secured Viscount's hits off Kembel as Max came through with a double and single and Roy and Bev each had a one-bagger. The winners got eight hits off Bert Olmstead, who went seven innings, and one off Madden who finished up. Bill Fisher, Hudson and Langford Brown each had two safeties for the champions.

Kembel (W) and Derdall
Olmstead (L), Madden (8) and Reg Bentley

Viscount reached the final with a 7-1 triumph over Kindersley scoring five times in the 4th inning on just two hits. Ed Thone went the route for the winners holding Kindersley to eight hits, including Cavanagh's long homer in the 4th. Thone was also a force on offense with a triple and two singles in four trips to the plate. Max and Doug Bentley each had two hits for Viscount. Ernie Dale took the loss. Slim Burke relieved in the 4th.

Dale (L), Burke (4) and Mills
Thone (W) and R.Bentley

The 1941 tournament champions, Wiseton, made the final of the 1946 Exhibition Tournament Friday, downing Cudworth 5-2 as veteran southpaw Lefty Arnold scattered seven hits, fanned 12 and contributed a triple and single to the Wiseton cause. Two runs in the first frame got Wiseton off to a quick start. Dick Piper singled, stole second and scored on Elmore Currie's hit.  Bill Fischer accounted for the second run with a triple to left. Cudworth rebounded with a run in their half of the first as McNab singled, stole second, made it to third on an infield out and came home on Mantyka's base knock to right. Wiseton added two more in the 5th as Hudson was safe on an error, stole second and scored what proved to be the winning marker as Currie again drove him across the plate. Langford Brown's single, on a hit-and-run play, brought Currie in with an insurance run. Cudworth added a run in the 6th and Wiseton wrapped up the scoring in the 7th as Brown doubled to drive in Fisher.

Arnold (W) and Derdall
Billesberger (L) and Mantyka

Kindersley broke a 1-1 tie with three runs in the 6th inning and held on to down Watson 3-1 in Thursday's feature game of the Saskatoon Exhibition Tournament. The winners opened the scoring with a run in the third on Jackson's single and an outfield error. Watson tied the count in the 5th as Morose doubled, advanced on a wild pitch and came home of Smart's infield safety.  Kindersley put the game away in the 6th on an error, three singles and a fielder's choice. Left fielder Campbell had three hits to lead the Kindersely attack.

Androsen (L), Lisohirka (6) and Rea
Dale, Burke (W) (2) and Mills

With six members of the Delisle team in tow, Viscount slipped by Neilburg 3-2 Wednesday in opening round tournament action.  Each team plated a pair in the first inning and then were shutout until the 8th when Max Bentley scored the winning run. Neilburg got on the scoreboard when Francis rapped a double and scored on Ottem's single. An infield out brought Ottem home. Viscount opened with a two-bagger by Marcoux, a pair of fielder's choices and Bert Olmstead's infield roller to tie the count. In the 8th, Max Bentley singled to centre and moved to third on an error and infield out. Viscount got the winner as Roy Bentley bunted in front of the plate and Neilburg catcher Pete Prediger threw out Roy at first but the relay was too late to get Max coming in from third. Olmstead was outstanding on the mound for Viscount holding the losers to two hits while striking out 11. Arlo Harris gave up seven hits in taking the loss.

Harris (L) and Prediger
Olmstead (W) and Reg Bentley

Aberdeen out-hit Wiseton 9 to 8, and pounded out four triples and a double Tuesday evening but got thumped 10-3 at the Saskatoon Exhibition Tournament. Down 2-1 after three innings, Wiseton bunched its offensive output in the 4th combining a triple, two doubles, a single and a hit batsmen to score four runs and take the lead for good. Reinie Kembel was the star of the show going the distance for the winners with 11 strikeouts and knocking in three runs with a triple and double. Fred Hassen of Aberdeen led all hitters with three hits, all triples. Starter Ken Boys took the loss.

Kembel (W) and Derdall
Boys (L), T.Folk (5) and Stout, J.Folk

In the opening game of the week-long Saskatoon Exhibition Tournament, Cudworth crushed Rosetown 16-3 Monday to advance to the semi-final round. Centre fielder Nalywayko led a 16-hit attack with three singles and a double. He would have had a homer had he not neglected to touch third base on the home run drive. Cudworth right fielder Frank belted a two-run homer in the 3rd. Billesberger scattered ten hits and fanned 15 in going the distance for the win. Hintze had three singles for Rosetown.

Wright (L), L.Gilkinson (3) and D.Brown
Billesberger (W) and Mantyka


1947

(July 21)  Lanigan shaded Hanley 5-4 Monday in the opening game of the 1947 Saskatoon Exhibition Tournament. Lanigan plated the winner in the bottom of the 9th after Hanley had tied the count in the 8th. Shortstop Capon reached on an error and E. Kochinsky and Lissel followed with singles.  Arngrimson held Hanley to eight hits in pitching the win. He fanned nine and walked three. Smith for Hanley allowed ten hits and struck out seven.

Smith (L) and Klatz
Arngrimson (W) and Wilderman

(July 22)   A five-run 5th inning proved enough for Aberdeen as they pounded out 16 hits to down Neilburg 7-3 Tuesday. Ed Thoen hurled five-hit ball and belted a pair of triples and a single to star for the winners. Jack Turner and Polly Polischuk each had three hits.   

Thoen (W) and L.Hanson
Hilker (L), Harris (6) and Prediger

(July 23)    Defending champion Wiseton got bounced from the Saskatoon Exhibition Tournament Wednesday as Melfort chalked up a 5-3 decision. Lefty Logue pitched shutout ball until the 8th in going the distance for the winners.  A four-run 6th inning proved decisive for Melfort. Four errors, a walk, Flanagan's triple and B.McPhee's single provided the offense.  Murray Coben took the loss.

Logue (W) and Flanagan
Coben (L), H.Wiggins (7) and Derdall

(July 24)   Humboldt scored four runs in the first inning and catcher Mike Dubyk clouted a three-run homer in the second as Humboldt crushed Spiritwood 10-5.  Pitchko slammed a three-run homer in the 4th to account for the other runs for the winners.  Johnson had a two-run homer for Spiritwood in the 9th.   

McKenzie (L), Linnell and Tamoreault
Lysoherko (W), Limeri

(July 25)  Aberdeen crushed Lanigan 15-5 to advance to the final of the Saskatoon Exhibition Tournament. The winners clinched the game in the first inning scoring six times, four on Jack Turner's grand slam homer. Aberdeen added three more in the 2nd, thanks to Cliff Jacobson's double. Wooley, a bespectacled left-hander, went the route for the winners scattering nine hits. Turner had a field day at the plate with four hits, including two homers.

Wooley (W) and L.Handson
Angrimson (L), Graham (2) and Wilderman

(July 26)   Humboldt out-hit Melfort 12 to 9, but couldn't connect at opportune times leaving 11 runners stranded in a 9-3 defeat.  Melfort, with a berth in the final against Aberdeen, took the lead with four in the 4th and another two in the 6th before Humboldt got on the scoreboard.  Nordine went the distance for the win over young Lefty LauerLefty Logue, playing in centre field fo the winners, slammed a homer. Mike Dubyk led Humboldt with four hits.        

Lauer (L), Dewar, Lauer and Dubyk
Nordine (W) and Flanagan

(July 26)   Aberdeen blew a 6-2 6th inning lead but rallied with three late runs to down Melfort 9-6 to win the Saskatoon Exhibition Tournament.  Melfort opened the scoring with two in the 3rd on two hits and a double steal. Aberdeen came back to score three in the 4th to take the lead. Polischuk's double was the big blow. Four Melfort errors and Cliff Jacobson's long triple boosted Aberdeen's margin to 6-2 in the 6th. Four singles, two errors and a fielder's choice helped Melfort knot the score with four runs in the 7th. Aberdeen broke the deadlock in their half of the frame as Dunc McKay drew a walk, stole second and crossed the plate on Tommy Turner's single. They added two insurance runs in the 8th, as McKay drove in two base runners with a single. Jacobson, a standout with Sceptre in 1946, was the winner in relief.              

Logue, Demmands (6), Nordine (8) and Flanagan
Thoen, Jacobson (W) (7) and L.Hansoln 


1948

(July 19)   Murray Coben turned in a four-hit performance Monday to lead Perdue to a 17-2 trouncing of Hanley in the opening game of the 1948 Saskatoon Exhibition Tournament.  The game was called after seven innings. "Scruffy" Johnson started for Hanley and with defensive support may have made a game of it but his mates booted the ball all over the lot and when he retired after five innings he had yielded five hits for nine runs. Overall Hanley made nine errors. Bugg, with three hits, was the top swatter for Perdue.

Johnson (L), Duddridge, Brenahan, Singler and Fenson
M.Coben (W) and Kowalenko

(July 21)   Aberdeen, the defending champions, needed an extra inning Wednesday morning to advance to the second round of the Exhibition Tournament with a 10-7 win over Brock. Tied 6-6 after regulation play, Aberdeen combined two hits with four Brock errors to post four runs in the top of the 10th for the win. Aberdeen had tied the match with two out in the 9th as relief pitcher Will Weir knocked in the equalizer. Brock out-hit the winners 12 to 6 but made ten errors. The game had been postponed from Tuesday as rain forced the rescheduling.              

Strebr, Weir (W) and Deer
Hornyak (L) and M.Kelly

(July 21)  Richlea survived nine errors to edge Neilburg 8-7. Glen Gilkinson held Neilburg to nine hits in going the distance for the win.  The Gilkinsons, Glen and first basemen Ken, had big hits for the winners with three-baggers.

G.Gilkinson (W) and Gardiner
Dodd, Gibbons (2) and Freisen

(July 22)   Melfort took a 6-1 lead and managed to hang on to defeat Humboldt 6-5 in Thursday's play at the Exhibition Tournament. Stang, a husky right-hander held Humboldt to six hits. The winners had just five safeties but were handed many scoring chances given Melfort's ten errors.  George Green took the loss.

Stang (W) and C.Edwards, Fennell
Green (L), Davis (6) and A.Strueby

(July 23)   There were 36 strikeouts as Aberdeen advanced to the final of the Exhibition Tournament Friday downing Perdue 5-4.  Murray Coben, on the mound for Perdue, set a modern strikeout record by fanning 19 batters as Ed Thoen, for Aberdeen, struck out 17.  Perdue had a 4-1 lead after six innings but Aberdeen combined a walk, two hits, a hit batter and an outfield error to plate three runs to tie the score.  In the 8th, Jackson singled sharply to right centre for Aberdeen and stole second. Pinch-hitter Dickinson lofted a fly ball to right field and as Grant Coben misjudged the ball it dropped in and Jackson scampered home with what proven to be the winning run. Perdue out-hit the winners 12 to 6 with third baseman Koronko collecting three.

M.Coben (L) and Kowalenko
Thoen (W) and K.Deer

(July 24)   Richlea, held to just four hits, overcame a 5-0 deficit to down Melfort 7-6 to win a berth in the Exhibition final. Four errors and some poor base running hurt Melfort's chances. Richlea rallied for five runs in the 4th inning and added two more in the 6th for the victory.  Melfort collected ten hits including a pair of doubles by W.Edwards and one by Graham. C.Edwards and Jackson, also of Melfort, clouted three-baggers.                           

Markowsky (L), Graham (6) and Flanagan
Ellis, Gardiner (W) (3) and Evans

(July 24)    All of the scoring occurred in the 8th inning as Richlea shaded Aberdeen 4-3 to win the championship of the Saskatoon Exhibition Tournament.  For seven frames, Glen Gilkinson for Richlea and Slim Burke, for Aberdeen, put on a pitching clinic with Burke the better of the two with a one-hitter and 11 strikeouts through seven innings. In the top of the 8th, Walt Weir clouted a homer with Ken Deer aboard to break the scoreless tie. Aberdeen added a third run on a hit batsman, an error and two singles. Richlea responded in the bottom of the 8th. With two out Burke walked two batters and Ken Gilkinson cracked a single to get Richlea on the scoreboard. Ross Allen and Ellis came through with singles which, with the help of a catcher's error, brought in three more runs and put Richlea out front 4-3. 

Burke (L), Thoen (8) and K.Deer
G.Gilkinson (W) and Evans


1949

(July 25)  Richlea, the 1948 tournament champions, scored four times in the first inning, added another in the second and held on for a 5-4 victory over Saskatoon Legion in the opening game of the 1949 Saskatoon Exhibition Tournament.  Neil Courtoreille fired a four-hitter for the win as Richlea survived eight errors.  John Carpenter took the loss.

Carpenter (L), Currie (2) and Sasseville
Courtoreille (W) and Gardiner

(July 26)  Delisle took advantage of sloppy defensive work by Macklin to score three early runs and then held off the challengers for a 3-2 triumph.  Doug Bentley led the offense with three hits, one a double. Bennie Griggs pitched into the 6th inning to register the win. Herb Brown was the loser.

Brown (L) and L. Ryan
Griggs (W), Yaroscho (6) and Reg Bentley

(July 27)  North Battleford advanced with a 5-2 win over Ridgedale. Les Dean, who relieved with none out in the first inning, allowed just three hits in going the rest of the way. Dean gave the Beavers a first inning run when he tripled in Emile Francis. Dick Stang pitched well, giving up just four hits in taking the defeat.

Stang (L) and Dubyk
Sirota, L.Dean (W) (1) and Prediger

(July 28)  Sceptre, one of the favourties in the tournament, needed an unearned run to put down a young Quill Lake Monarchs squad 1-0 Thursday night in a pitcher's duel between Lefty Arnold for the winners and Barney Walker for the losers. Walker, a right-hander, allowed just four hits and fanned nine while Arnold gave up six hits and struck out 10.  The lone run came in the 6th inning as Jimmy Shields beat out an infield hit and Ernie Franks reached on an outfield error. Freddy Shields walked to load the bases and the Quill Lake first sacker dropped a popup to allow Jimmy Shields to scamper home with the winning marker.

Walker (L) and S.Gryba
Arnold (W) and Grant

(July 29)  Doug and Max Bentley led a 12-hit attack as Delisle trounced Richlea 9-1 to advance to the semi-finals of the Exhibition Tournament. Doug had four hits and Max added three. Doug added to his outstanding effort with three runs scored and five stolen bases. Murray Coben held the losers to five hits.

Coben (W) and Reg Bentley
Kimbel (L) and Gardiner

(July 30)  Sceptre reached the final downing North Battleford 7-0 as Cliff Jacobson sparkled with a two-hitter. He struck out ten and walked three. The winners pounded out 14 hits off Fred Hilker and Les Dean.

Hilker (L), L Dean (2) and McKay
Jacobson (W) and Grant

(July 30)  Sceptre defeated Delisle 4-1 to take top prize at the Exhibition Tournament. Lefty Arnold fired a four-hitter and fanned ten in pitching Sceptre to the win. The final drew an Exhibition Tournament record crowd of more than 5,000.  Arnold also helped the offense with a key two-run double in the second inning. 

Yaroscho (L), Coben (2) and Reg Bentley
Arnold (W) and Grant


1950

North Battleford Beavers and Saskatoon Cubs shared first prize money of $1,800 at the Saskatoon Exhibition Tournament battling to a 3-3 tie in the final game called after nine innings because of darkness.  Down 1-0, Cubs scored three in the 6th to take the lead. Mike Dubyk led off the frame with a double to left and Eric Falk drew a walk. A single to right by Sherman Watrous tied the score and Walt Vandale rapped a double to score Falk and Watrous. Beavers got one back in their half of the 6th as Don Grant singled to score Curtis Tate who had led off with a two-bagger.  North Battleford made it 3-3 in the 7th as Andy Bailey singled, went to second on a ground out and scored on an error. Cubs had a chance in the 9th but a Beaver double-play ended the threat.

Courtoreille, Herron (6) and Watrous
L.Dean, Dodd (6) and Prediger

In semi-final play, Beavers jumped into a 3-0 lead in the first inning, added another in the third then hung on for a 4-3 win over Saskatoon Legion. The Legionaires scored a pair in the 5th and another in the 6th on a long homer by Ray Hamilton. In the bottom of the 8th, Saskatoon had Hamilton and Bobby Sasseville reach on singles with none out but Les Dean got the next three batters to end the inning.  Emil Francis knocked in the first Beaver run in the initial frame with a double to left centre. Mickey Linnell's liner scored two more. In the third, Roy Dean tripled and Linnell drove him in to make it 4-0. The other Saskatoon markers came from a triple by Jules Swick and a long fly to centre by Bill Dials. Doug Dodd, who went seven innings, picked up the win. John Carpenter was saddled with the loss.

Dodd (W), Les Dean (8) and Prediger
Carpenter (L) , Dials (3) and Sasseville

Sherman Watrous clouted a long homer with Cy Rouse aboard in the 5th inning to provide the margin of victory as Saskatoon Cubs won a berth in the tournament final with a 6-3 victory over Delisle. The Cubs' catcher had scored the game's first run in the 2nd inning when he singled, stole second, went to third on an infield out and came home on an infield error. Bob Herron allowed just one earned run -- a homer by Eddie Brown -- in going the route for the win. 

Herron (W) and Watrous
Gostlin (L), Coben (5) and Shirley

North Battleford Beavers were awarded a special $100 prize for the best-dressed and snappiest team in the Saskatoon Exhibition Tournament.  Beavers were in a class by themselves with their spiffy uniforms and hustle on and off the diamond.

For six innings Watson looked unbeatable as young Gordon Sherman had a 1-0 lead on North Battleford holding the Beavers to just three hits. Then the roof caved in. Curtis Tate, the Beavers' leadoff man in the bottom of the 7th was safe as first sacker Gullickson failed to touch the bag after fielding Tate's grounder. Gullickson then booted Mickey Linnell's roller and Doug Dodd followed with a single to plate the run and tie the score. With Jack Davis relieving Sherman, Elton Dean drew a walk to load the bases and Les Dean cracked a single. After Andy Bailey made the first out with a fly ball, Emil Francis dropped a Texas Leaguer over second to score the Beavers' fourth run. Pete Prediger was safe on an error and another run scored. Roy Dean was hit by a pitch to re-load the bases and Tate also got dinged with a pitch to force in the 6th marker. Linnell fanned but Dodd punched out a bases-loaded double, his second hit of the inning to make the score 9-1. He was out trying to steal third. North Battleford advanced to the tourney semi-final round.

Sherman (L), Davis (7), Cryzanowski (7) and Comeau, Davis
L.Dean (W) and Prediger

Out-hit 6 to 5, Saskatoon Legion dumped Quill Lake 8-1 to move into the semi-final round of the Saskatoon Exhibition Tournament.  Legionaires took advantage of nine walks and eight Quill Lake errors to run up the count. Lefty Arnold tossed a six-hitter for the win. He fanned 11 and issued three free passes.  Slim Giddeons, a former member of the barnstorming Muskogee Cardinals allowed just three hits in his seven innings of work but was responsible for all nine walks. 

Arnold (W) and Sasseville
Giddeons (L), Strome (7) and S.Gryba

Doug Gostlin was outstanding Tuesday firing a two-hitter with 15 strikeouts to lead Delisle to a 9-1 triumph over Colonsay Monarchs.  The winners collected 12 hits off veteran Johnny Folk and reliever Norm Argunson, a junior up with the senior club. Max Bentley led Delisle with three hits, one a double, and Dick Butler knocked in two runs with a pair of singles. Dick Piper and Jim Shirley each had two safeties.

Gostlin (W) and Shirley
Folk (W), Argunson (8) and Klotz, Folk (8)

Saskatoon Cubs dumped Langham 7-1 in the opening game of the Saskatoon Exhibition Tournament. Cubs had just one more hit, eight to seven, than the losers but Langham booted the ball eight times. A feature of the game was some daring baserunning by Saskatoon's Sherman Watrous. The big catcher delighted the fans in the fourth inning when he scored all the way from first on a single. Watrous scored three times and scampered for four stolen bases. Bob Herron pitched five innings of shutout ball in relief to pick up the win.

Courtoreille, Herron (W) (5) and Watrous
Sirota (L), Vogt (6) and


1951

(July 23)  North Battleford Beavers scored early off Sceptre ace Hal Price to notch a 3-1 win in the opening game of the $3,700 Saskatoon exhibition baseball tournament.  Beavers plated all their runs in the first two innings.  Curtis Tate cracked a single in the first frame to score both Louis Green and Pete Prediger who had opened the game with back-to-back one baggers.  Beavers went up 3-0 in the second as Joe Peronne, who had singled, scored on Green's long fly to right field.  The lone Scepter counter came in the third.  Ken Nelson led off with a single to right field and scored on Gene Jacob's double. Andy Swota went the route for the win holding Sceptre to eight hits. Tate and Daryl Penn each had two hits for the winners.

Price (L) and Garay
Swota (W) and Green

Shields steal of home(July 24)   Trailing 8-4 after seven innings, Delisle Gems stunned Eston Ramblers Tuesday with a seven run outburst in the eighth to notch an 11-8 triumph.  

The Gems combined a triple, five singles and two crucial errors in their come-from-behind inning.  Eston had earlier put together five hits and two Delisle errors for a five-run second inning.

One of the 8th inning runs came from Jimmy Shields on a steal of home (left, the catcher is Jim Shirley with Art Ramsay the batter). 

Left fielder Bert Forbes led the winners' 14-hit day with a home run and two singles. Max Bentley added a double and two singles and Dick Piper smacked a triple. Winning pitcher Sam Fowlkes had a homer and knocked in three runs. 

Fowlkes, who came on in relief after Eston had taken an 8-3 lead, pitched shutout ball for 4 2/3s innings. Herbie Stevenson, who relieved starter Rudy Fernandez in the fateful 8th, was handed the loss.

Fernandez, Stevenson (L) (8) and Hucul
Courtoreille, Severyn (2), Fowlkes (W) (5) and Shirley

(July 25)  In a game in which two players were ejected for an attack on an umpire and police were call in to restore order, Delisle Gems and North Battleford Beavers played to a 5-5 tie.  The teams split the points on the game and there is to be no replay unless they are tied at the end of the round robin. The ruckus came in the 5th inning with the Beavers up 3-2 and Delisle with runners on second and third and two out.  Jackie Woods hit a grounder to Beaver second sacker Pete Polus who made a smart pickup but whose throw pulled Daryl Penn off the bag at first. Umpire Ivan Bell called Woods safe as Dick Piper scooted home with the tying run.  Penn protested the ruling and appeared to toss his glove at the umpire. Pitcher Steve Wylie and third baseman Curtis Tate charged across the diamond to protest the call. North Battleford manager Emile Francis came from the dugout and bumped Bell and was promptly pushed onto the seat of his pants. Wylie and Tate continued the fracas with one of them kicking Bell on the hip.  Delisle came up with a run in the sixth and another in the eighth to take a 5-3 lead going into the bottom of the ninth but the Beavers took advantage of two errors to knot the score. Doug Bentley had four hits to lead all hitters.

Fowlkes, Courtoreille (9) and Shirley
Wylie, L.Dean (5) and Green

(July 26)   Before one of the largest Thursday night crowds in tournament history, Sceptre Nixons pounded out 15 hits to crush Eston Ramblers 12-4 to stay in the running for a berth in the tourney final.  Left fielder Slim Clovinski had two hits, scored a pair and drove in three runs to lead the Nixons. Shortstop Del St. John had three singles. Hal Price held the Ramblers to five hits and whiffed 11 in posting the victory. Former Negro League hurler Andy Porter took the loss.

Price (W) and Garay
Porter (L), H.Stevenson (5) and Serpa

(July 27)   Back-to-back-to-back doubles by Joe Mocha, Del St. John and Stan Jarvis, and a triple by Slim Clovinski helped Sceptre pile up five runs in the second inning Friday en route to a 9-4 win over Delisle and a berth in the tournament final. Jarvis led the Nixons to the win with four hits in five at bats and a superb relief effort in which he allowed just two hits and no runs in six innings of work. He fanned seven.  Mocha and Ed Garay each had three hits for Sceptre while Doug Bentley added three safeties for Delisle.

Wall, Jacobson (2), Jarvis (4) and Garay
Courtoreille (L), Severyn (6) and Shirley

(July 28)   A six-run first inning carried North Battleford to a 10-4 victory over Eston and into the final of the Saskatoon Exhibition Tournament.  Pete Polus starred for the winners pitching seven-hit ball and contributing three hits, a double and two singles, to help his own cause.

McKinnon (L), Fernandez (1) and Serpa
Polus (W) and Green

(July 28)   Sceptre Nixons rallied from a 6-1 deficit with 12 runs in the last two innings to thump North Battleford 13-6 to pocket top prize of $1,300 at the Saskatoon Exhibition Tournament.  Of Sceptre's 13 hits, 10 came in the last two innings.  The Beavers Andy Swota was sailing along with a three-hitter until running into trouble in the 8th and handing over the mound work to Steve Wylie who promptly gave up a game-tying double to Fergie Shields. Nixons kept the offensive rolling in the ninth as Joe Mocha reached on an error, stole second and scored on Del St. John's single to centre for what proved to be the winning run. But Sceptre wasn't finished. Not by a long shot. Stan Jarvis got on base on a fielder's choice and Gene Jacobs and Slim Clovinski followed with two-baggers and Sceptre had two more runs.  After Ken Wilson drew a walk, Ed Garay doubled to knock in the fourth run of the inning and Fergie Shields singled to plate another pair. An error and Mocha's single drove in the final marker. Clovinski highlighted the Sceptre attack knocking in four runs and scoring twice while collecting two hits. Mocha and Jacobs each had two hits and two runs scored while Shields rapped three hits and Ken Nelson scored three times.

Before the final, Doug Bentley of Delisle was presented with a shotgun for having the highest batting average in the round robin affair.  The hockey star hit .600 for the Gems.

Garcia, Jarvis (W) (7) and Garay
Swota, Wylie (L) (8), L.Dean (9) and Green


1952

(July 21)   Lefty Johnny Coleman unfurled a two-hit shutout as North Battleford Beavers blanked the understaffed Kamsack Cyclones 7-0 in the opening game of the Saskatoon Exhibition Tournament.  Coleman struck out 14 and didn't walk a batter.  The Cyclones were forced to play with a make-shift lineup when one of their players' cars developed engine trouble and did not reach Saskatoon in time. Among those stranded on the highway was playing-manager Roy Taylor.  Coleman had a no-hitter into the sixth inning when he gave up a double to John Zeeben.  Left fielder Bob Herron had a triple and two singles to knock in three runs for the Beavers who had 11 hits off Johnny Carlson.  The Beavers meet Saskatoon tomorrow in the four-team, round-robin, event.

Carlson (L) and Philpot
Coleman (W) and Green, Prediger (7)

(July 22)   Jimmy Shields drove in Reg Pendleton in the bottom of the ninth inning  to give Saskatoon Gems a 3-2 victory over North Battleford.  Big Bob Herron had tripled and scored on an error in the top of the ninth to break a 1-1 tie and put the Beavers in front.  In the bottom of the frame, Bob Garcia tripled and scored on a fielder's choice to tie the contest before Pendleton advanced on George Read's single and came home on Shield's swat to centrefield. Read held the Beavers to six hits in posting the win while the Gems got nine hits off loser Andy Swota.

Swota (L) and Green
Read (W) and Garcia

(July 23)  In another well pitched ball game, Regina Caps, with just two hits, beat Saskatoon 3-1.  Cless Hinckley tossed a three-hitter for the win.  Walks hurt the Gems with the three Saskatoon hurlers allowing eight free passes.  Caps got on the scoreboard in the first inning when Art Shahzade drew a walk, advanced on two fielder's choices, and scored on Earl Huffman's infield hit. In the fifth, Bob Bennett and Shahzade drew walks and a run came home on Gus Kyle's blooper to right.  Two walks, two fielder's choices and an error accounted for Regina's third run in the seventh.  Gems got their only marker in the eighth when Jim Shirley tripled and scored on an error.

Holdaway (L), Lauer (5), Jackobson ((8) and Garcia
Hinckley (W) and Bennett

(July 24)    North Battleford pushed across a run in the 10th inning on three singles and edged Regina 6-5. Bob Herron led off the extra frame with a hit to centre field and Jackie McLeod followed with a bunt single.  The runners moved up on a wild throw on a pick-off attempt and, with one out, Lou Green singled to score the winner.  Les Dean held the Caps to six hits to register the win. Jack Hannah was saddled with the loss. Curtis Tate belted a homer for the Beavers and Art Shahzade had a four-bagger for Regina.

L.Dean (W) and Green
Hannah (L) and Bennett

(July 25)   Saskatoon Gems whipped Kamsack 15-6 in a game which resulted in sending North Battleford to the final of the tournament.  The Gems and Beavers each have 2-1 records but, with runs for and against used as a tie-breaker, the Beavers prevailed. Gems would have won the finals berth except for a letdown in the final inning when they allowed the Cyclones to score twice, thus dropping their runs for and against percentage below the Beavers. The teams combined for 12 errors, seven by Kamsack.  Big hits of the game were triples by Max Bentley, Johnny Walker and George Read.

Coben (W), Singleton (4), Read (6), Lauer (7), Read (7) and Shirley
Booker (L), Carlson and Philpot

(July 26)  Kamsack shaded Regina 4-3 Saturday morning to end the Caps' hopes of advancing to the tournament final.  Steve Stavrianoudakis held Regina to four hits and one run through eight innings before needing help from Johnny Carlson in the 9th.  Len Tucker led the winners with two hits and two runs scored. Caps played without sparkplug Gus Kyle who was out of the lineup to attend to business matters in Regina.

Bruni (L) and Bennett
Stavrianoudakis (W), Carlson (9) and Philpot

(July 26)  Johnny Coleman ended the Exhibition Tournament as he began it - with a sparkling pitching performance. The left-hander shutout Saskatoon Gems on three hits as North Battleford won the tourney with a 3-0 victory.  The Largest crowd of the week and one of the biggest in the long history of the tournament was on hand.  Two of the three Beavers' runs were scored as a result of Gems' errors. In the second inning, Jackie McLeod singled to left and scored as a hit to centre field got away from Max Bentley. In the fourth, Curtis Tate singled and Art Stone followed with a base knock to right. Right fielder Len Breckner threw a strike to third base to cut off Tate but Jimmy Shields missed the throw and another run crossed the plate.  Ken Nelson belted a homer in the 8th.  Coleman fanned seven and, like the opener, did not issue a walk.  Cliff Jacobson gave up eight hits in taking the loss.

Bob Herron of the Beavers won the tournament batting title with a .461 average.

Jacobson (L) and Shirley
Coleman (W) and Green


1953

(July 25)   Art Shahzade, Jim Pederson and Jack Ladra each drove in two runs as Kamsack downed Sceptre 8-3 to take first prize money of $800 in the Saskatoon Industrial Exhibition Tournament.  Dick Hayes had three hits to go along with his three safeties in the semi-final victory.  Al Bigelow scattered twelve hits in going the distance.

Scott (L), Gullickson (4) and J Shields
Bigelow (W) and Bennett

(July 25)  Cyclones scored a dramatic 3-1, 10-inning win over Delisle in advance to the final.  Down 1-0 in the bottom of the 9th, Dick Hayes homered to send the match into overtime.  In the top of the 10th, Art Shahzade's throw from left field cut down Doug Morris at the plate to preserve the tie.  Then in the bottom of the inning, with Ron Hager aboard, Jack Ladra blasted one out of the park to give Kamsack the win.  John Zeeben bested Don Kirk in a terrific pitchers' duel.  

Kirk and McKenzie
Zeeben and Bennett

(July 24)  Sceptre beat Melfort 16-8 to win a spot in the final as Bert Olmstead tossed his second complete game in two days.  He also belted a homer.

Olmstead and Gullickson
Archibald, Holowaty (5), Eisner (8) and Stewart, Demmans

Several hockey stars were in uniform -- Bert Olmstead tossed a two-hitter in his first game for Sceptre and had a complete game win the following day.  Glen Hall played the outfield for Marysburg. 

In opening round games :

(July 21)   Junior star Bob Holowaty uncorked a four-hitter and fanned sixteen to lead Melfort Juniors to a 10-3 win over Neilburg.  Melfort broke open a tight game with six runs in the 8th.  Jack Payne had a two-run homer for the winners.  Ollie Harris handled the mound work for the Neilburg tossing to veteran catcher Pete Prediger.  Ollie's father, Arlo had also worked to Prediger.

Harris and Prediger
Holowaty and Demmans

(July 22)   A young Delisle club won a spot in the semi-finals with a 6-3 win over Richlea.  Harold Worth tossed a four-hitter for the win and helped at the plate with three singles.  

Worth and McKenzie
Herb Stevenson and Ellis

(July 23)  Bert Olmstead allowed just two hits to lead Sceptre to a 5-0 win over Marysburg. The Montreal Canadiens hockey star fanned seven and walked three.  Hockey goalie Glen Hall was in the outfield for Marysburg.

Teel and Strueby
Olmstead and Speers

(July 23)   Kamsack Cyclones advanced with a 10-5 victory over Wynyard as shortstop Jim Peterson had four hits and knocked in a pair of runs.  Cyclones put the game on ice in the third inning sending 13 men to the plate in a nine run outburst. Dave Kosteniuk went eight innings for the win.

Arngrimson, Davis (3), Green (3) and Reynolds
Kosteniuk, Taylor (9) and Bennett


1954

1954 Exhibition Tourney

Len Pyne of Lloydminster scores in the first inning of the opening game of the Exhibition Tournament.
The catcher is Saskatoon's Bob Bennett who made a close play on a good throw from right fielder
Percy Trimont. The game ended in a 5-5, 12-inning tie. The umpire is Moe George.

(July 24)  Saskatoon's Ted Wills allowed just three hits and fanned 13 as the Gems smashed Lloydminster 10-0 to win the Saskatoon Exhibition Tournament.  Wills also knocked in three runs with a homer and a single. It was the first time in the long history of the event that a Saskatoon team had claimed the title.  Bev Bentley had four of Saskatoon's 12 hits. Catcher Bob Bennett added two hits, two runs batted in and two runs scored.  Johnny Ford had all three hits for the Meridians. 

Rosell (L), Weekly (5) and Tanner
Wills (W) and Bennett

(July 24)  Lloydminster had lost an earlier game Saturday as Colonsay shaded the Meridians 5-4 in 11 innings as veteran Johnny Folk fanned 15.  The 40-year-old right-hander had a no-hitter for six innings.

Pyne (L) and Quane, Tanner (9)
Folk (W) and McKenzie

(July 23)  Saskatoon won twice on Friday to win a slot in the tournament final. Gems scored a 3-1 victory over Colonsay before topping Kamsack 7-1. Both games featured outstanding pitching for Saskatoon.  Jim Morrow pitched a seven-hitter with 13 strikeouts in the win over Kamsack while Bentley MacEwen allowed just three hits and fanned 13 in the victory over the Monarchs.

First baseman Bev Bentley provided the offense against Colonsay with a homer, double, two singles and two runs batted in. He threw in a stolen base for good measure.

Coben (L) and McKenzie
MacEwen (W) and Bennett

Jose Valladares, Cliff Pemberton and Bob Bennett each had two hits in the evening victory. Bob Findlay slammed a homer for the only run for the Cyclones.

Morrow (W) and Bennett
Kosteniuk (L), Holowaty (4), Alvarez (7) and Schulz

(July 21)  The Cyclones got a brilliant relief effort from Bob Holowaty as they beat Colonsay 5-2.  Holowaty came on in the fourth and allowed only one base runner, on a walk, in his 5 1/3 innings on the hill.  Junior star Lew Hobson had 10 strikeouts in going the distance for the Monarchs. Third baseman Tom Higa paced the winners with a triple and single and two runs scored.

Hobson (L) and McKenzie
Alvarez, Holowaty (W) (4) and Schulz

(July 20)  Lloydminster was assured of a berth in the final after a 3-2, seven-inning, win over Kamsack. Rick Herrera allowed just five hits in a route-going performance for the winners. Arne Thunander's single scored Ed Tanner with the winning run. First sacker Roy Zivanich drove in both Kamsack runs in the third inning with a double to left after Ted Ellis and Bill Findlay had reached with back-to-back singles.  Chuck McGuigan got the Meridians rolling in the bottom of the third with a single up the middle. Roberto Zayas drove one to left and pulled into second when the Cyclones tried to nab McGuigan at third. Len Pyne belted a single to right to score both base runners to tie the game.

Ellis (L) and Schulz
Herrera (W) and Tanner

(July 19)  A coin flip decided the opening game of the tournament.  Lloydminster and Saskatoon had tied 5-5 after 12 innings when darkness forced umpires to call the game.  Ron Webb pitched into the 10th inning for the Meridians.  Saskatoon had tied the game 5-5 in the top of the 9th on a two-run double by Leopoldo Reyes who led all batters with four hits, two of them doubles, three runs batted in and added a steal of home. Lloydminster gained the early lead with three runs in the first inning taking advantage of Bobby Doig's wildness.  They combined three walks with Len Pyne's double and Ed Tanner's single.  Gems closed the margin to 3-2 in the fourth on Percy Trimont's single, an error and back-to-back doubles by Reyes and Bob Bennett. Rick Herrera singled to knock in two more runs for the Meridians in the fifth. Gems thrilled the crowd in the sixth as Reyes stole home on the front end of a double steal.

Doig, Morrow (6) and Bennett
Webb, Rosell (10) and Tanner


1955

(July 26)  A pitcher's duel highlighted the opening game of the Saskatoon Exhibition Tournament as Langham shaded Birch Hill 3-1.  Johnny Reppin topped Merv Verreau as each allowed just three hits. Reppin fanned 11 and walked one while Verreau had 12 strikeouts and three free passes. The game was re-scheduled from Monday night because of wet grounds.

Reppin (W) and K.Dear
Verreau (L) and Dutka

(July 26)  A pair of three-run innings carried the Leipzig Comets over the Wakaw Gems 7-4 as Ollie Harris rang up 15 strikeouts. Shortstop Flanagan had two hits and scored twice for the winners.

Becker (L), Rainey (5) and Kulerich
Harris (W) and Betz

(July 27)  Doug and Max Bentley smacked back-to-back doubles in the 11th inning to plate the winning run as Delisle nipped Colonsay 3-2. After giving up a two-run homer to Lloyd Coffin in the first inning, winning hurler Bentley MacEwen was brilliant allowing just one more hit in blanking Colonsay the rest of the way ringing up 18 strikeouts. 41-year-old Johnny Folk gave up only seven hits in the extra inning affair and handled 13 chances in the field, two putouts and 11 assists.  Jim Cosgrove belted a homer for Delisle.

MacEwen (W) and R.Bentley
Folk (L) and Rosher

(July 28)  Marysburg Royals edged Notre Dame 8-7 to advance to the semi-final round of the exhibition tournament. Reliever Herb Bauml was prominent in the Royals' victory taking over in the 8th after Vern Glazier had belted a two-run homer for the Hounds to bring Notre Dame to within a run of Marysburg. Bauml didn't allow a hit in shutting down Notre Dame over the last two innings. Bud Hobbs went the first seven innings for the win. Dean Bell knocked in three runs for the losers with a double, sacrifice fly and a bases-loaded walk.

Hafford, Carr (L) (2) and Saucier, Germann
Hobbs (W), Bauml (8) and Arnold Strueby

(July 29)   Langham broke up a tight 3-3 game with five runs in the seventh inning and went on to top Leipzig 9-3 to make the final of the tourney.  Jerry Knutson, the former Melfort junior star, turned in a five-hit pitching effort with 14 strikeouts. Irl Flanagan and Ollie Harris worked for Leipzig. Catcher Ken Dear clouted a four-bagger for the winners.

Knutson (W) and K.Dear
Irl Flanagan (L), Harris and Keller

(July 30)   Delisle dumped Marysburg 8-0 to reach to make the final against Langham. The game was held to five innings. Bentley MacEwen allowed just one hit and fanned seven in the shortened affair. Delisle had six hits including a triple by Doug Bentley and a double by Johnny Sirota who scored twice and drove in a pair.

Arngrimson (L) and
MacEwen (W) and

(July 30)   The Bentleys backed a strong pitching performance by Murray Coben to lead Delisle to an 8-2 triumph over Langham in the final of the Saskatoon Exhibition Tournament. Coben fired a six-hitter and fanned 14 while Max Bentley led a 14-hit attack with a double, three singles and three runs. Doug and Bev Bentley each had two hits.  Doug scored twice and Bev drove in three. Second baseman Jack Dear had two hits for Langham.

M.Coben (W) and B.Coben
Reppin (L) and K.Dear


1956

(July 23)  Max Bentley went from goat to hero Monday in the opening game of the Saskatoon Exhibition Week Tournament to lead Delisle over Colonsay 6-5. Two of his three infield errors had figured in Colonsay's four-run outburst in the eighth inning giving the Monarchs a 5-4 lead. But Max came through in the bottom of the ninth inning belting a triple to score brother Doug and Johnny Goodwin to capture the win.  George Genereux picked up the win in relief of starter Murray Coben.  Veteran Johnny Folk went the distance giving up ten hits in taking the loss. Doug Bentley led the winners with two hits and three runs.

Folk (L) and Rosher
M.Coben, Genereux (8) and B. Coben

(July 24)   Kindersley was out-hit 11 to 9 but took advantage of nine Wakaw errors and 13 walks to notch an 11-7 victory Tuesday. Irl Flanagan led the attack with four hits and a walk in six trips to the plate and scored a pair. He also helped on the mound taking over from starter Ollie Harris in the sixth inning. Orest Hryniuk, first of five Wakaw hurlers, took the loss. Ken Hagen had three hits for the losers. Kindersley catcher Allan Mills drew walks on his first four plate appearances and then reached base on a fielder's choice and a single.

Hryniuk (L), Folk (5), Hagen (5), Lott (7), Sloboda (8) and Kulrich
Harris (W), I.Flanagan (6) and Mills

(July 26)  Langham blew an early 5-0 lead but rallied with five runs in the ninth inning to down Sceptre 12-8. Trailing 7-2 in the 7th, big George Mahaffy, Sceptre first baseman, cracked a three-run homer to bring his mates within hailing distance.  In the eighth, Bert Olmstead sparked a three-run Sceptre rally with a triple to put Sceptre ahead 8-7.  But Langham bunched five hits with two walks and an error to chase five runs home in the ninth for the victory. In the bottom of the ninth reliever Mort Wright walked two but struck out the side to end the game. Third baseman Bob Robertson had three singles and a double for Sceptre. Ken Dear was the big hitter for Langham with a homer and two singles.

Knutson, Wright (W) (8) and K.Dear
Jacobson, Martindale (L) (8), Olmstead (9) and Fetch, Cory

(July 27)  Delisle fell behind 7-0 before roaring back with 11 unanswered markers to win a berth in the tournament final with an 11-7 victory over Kindersley.  Doug Bentley had two hits, two runs batted in and stole three bags for the winners. Young Gary Anderson allowed just one hit through six innings and only two until the eighth when he yielding three more during Delisle's seven-run rally.  Anderson fanned 11 but had trouble with his control walking nine.  John Farthing, second of four Delisle hurlers, picked up the win. Each club had just six hits.  Delisle combined four hits, three walks, two stolen bases, an error, two wild pitches and a passed ball in their big inning.  

Anderson (L), I.Flanagan (8) and Mills
Murray, Genereux (3), Farthing (W) (5), Worth (9) and B.Coben

(July 28)   Langham advanced to the final edging Mayfair-Maymont 2-1 behind Mort Wright's five-hitter.  Ken Dear, Les Stack and Alex Tarasoff each had two hits for the winners. Chuck Strautman, the left-handed catcher for Mayfair-Maymont, had two safeties, one of them a double.

J.Linnell (L) and Strautman
Wright (W) and K.Dear

Doug Bentley trophy Roly Howes (right), chairman of the Saskatoon Exhibition Tournament, presents the J.F. Cairns trophy to Doug Bentley, playing-manager of champion Delisle. It was a repeat win for Delisle with Langham the runner-up for the second straight year.

(July 28)  Delisle stunned the exhibition tourney crowd with an unusual play leading to the only run in the bottom of the ninth inning in 1-0 win for Delisle to take top money in the annual tournament. 

With one out, Jim Cosgrove drew a walk with Bert Coben coming to the plate. Cosgrove took off the second and catcher Ken Dear attempted to nab him at second. But Dear's throw hit Coben in the back of the head and bounded all the way to left field as Cosgrove scurried to third from where he scored the game's only run when pitcher Murray Coben singled to left.  Coben and former Brandon Grey Jack Denbow put on a pitching clinic with Coben firing a three-hitter and Denbow yielding just four. 

Denbow (L) and K.Dear
M.Coben (W) and B.Coben


1957

Perley FennellThe Saskatoon Star-Phoenix published a feature July 30, 1957 on Perley Fennell (left), one of the veterans of the Exhibition Tournament.

Perley Fennell of Melfort, who must hold a record for the Saskatoon Exhibition baseball tournament. He played here last week and made his debut in the Exhibition tournament 33 years ago.

One of the highlights of the Saskatoon Exhibition baseball tournament last week was to see veteran Perley Fennell of the Melfort team back as a competitor and playing so well.

Fennell came to his first Exhibition tournament in 1924 with the Lac Vert team, which included the hockey-famous Cook brothers Bill and Bun.

Now in his 51st year, Fennell can't remember the exact number of tournaments he has attended here, but says the minimum is about 10. Over the years he has played in the Exhibition baseball show with Lac Vert, Moose Range, Watson, Melfort and Lanigan.

His only championship came in the 1940 tournament while playing for Lanigan. He caught that final against Delisle and his battery mate was Denny Evanson, present owner of the Regina Braves of the WCBL.

"We brought Denny in from Liberty," said Perley. "I was the third baseman for Lanigan, but our catcher was injured in a previous game, so I went behind the bat."

Don Conklin of Eston was playing with the Delisle team in the 1940 tournament.

Fennell, incidentally, played a bang up game at third for Melfort in the 1957 tournament and also hit well. He clouted a long double in the game against Delisle and figured in the Melfort scoring in the win over Sceptre.

(July 22)  Rosetown Cardinals exploded for ten runs in the seventh inning to wallop Meota Monarchs 14-1 in the opener of the 1957 Exhibition Tournament.  Chuck Holdaway fashioned a four-hitter to stymie the Cardinals and helped power the offense with with five runs batted in with a double and two singles. Don Snyder also had three hits for the winners, including a two-bagger.

Holdaway (W) and Shirley
Tesch (L), Stinski (7) and Demans

(July 23)  Eatonia came from behind a 2-0 deficit with four runs in the eighth inning to down Richlea 4-2 and advance to the semi-finals of the Exhibition Tournament. Ollie Harris was working on a two-hitter before giving up three straight hits and a walk in the eighth. Lyle Jackson and Ken Dahl opened with singles and Irl Flanagan knocked in the first Eatonia run with another safety.  Herb Stevenson relieved Harris and walked Gary Anderson to tie the score.  Two outfield errors allowed another two counters. Gene Graves held Richlea to four hits in going the distance for the winners. 

Harris (L), H.Stevenson (8) and Ellis
Graves (W) and Dahl

(July 24)  Bev Bentley powered Delisle with a double, homer and two singles, driving in three runs, as the defending champions whipped Langham 10-7. Bev's uncles, Max and Doug supported his efforts. Max Bentley added three hits and brother Doug had a pair.  Langham, out-hit 13 to 8, hurt its chances by making seven errors. Jerry Duffus, an 18-year-old hurler from junior ball in Saskatoon, gained the win with relief help from veteran Murray Coben.

Denbow (L) and K.Dear
Duffus (W), M.Coben (8) and B.Coben

(July 25)  Melfort scored four in the first inning and held on to top Sceptre 4-2.  A walk, two costly errors and three hits, including a booming double by second sacker Art Strueby, were all Melfort needed for the victory. Harold Knutson held Sceptre to five hits and whiffed 11 in going the distance for the winners. Losing pitcher Ted Kovich allowed just four singles after the disastrous first frame to blank Melfort for the rest of the contest. 

Knutson (W) and Arnold Strueby
Kovich (L) and Felch

(July 26)   Rosetown settled down after giving up three runs in the top of the first inning to shutout Eatonia the rest of the way in a 7-3 victory and a berth in the final of the Exhibition Tournament.  Veteran Johnny Folk replaced starter Chuck Holdaway with just one out, one run in and the bases loaded in the first inning. He gave up a single to Gary Anderson which scored two but then blanked Eatonia the rest of the way on two hits while fanning ten and walking just one. Reg Pendleton and Gary Franklin each drove in two runs for Rosetown. Steve Bohachik collected three hits for the losers.

Embree, Graves (L) (4), Flanagan (7) and Dahl
Holdaway, Folk (W) (1) and Shirley

(July 27)   Delisle took a 5-0 lead after three innings and held on to dump Melfort 5-3 to win a place in the tournament final against Rosetown. John Farley, a pitcher from the Delisle juniors, gained the pitching win teaming with Keith Murray on a six-hitter. Jack Eisner took the loss for Melfort. Three double plays highlighted the Delisle defense.  Delisle had nine hits, the one a triple by Max Bentley.

Eisner (L), Maroniuk (2), Stroeder (3) and Arnold Strueby
Farley (W), Murray (7), Farley (8), Murray (9) and B.Coben

(July 27)    In a slugfest, Rosetown Cardinals outlasted Delisle 16-12 before 3,000 fans in the final of the Saskatoon Exhibition Tournament. In dethroning the 1956 champions, Rosetown picked up its first exhibition tournament title since 1927. Cardinals settled the issue with an eight-run splurge in the sixth inning to grab a 16-8 lead. Chuck Holdaway, who played at four positions, was the winning pitcher after taking over from Lefty Massey in the fourth inning. Holdaway helped his own cause with a two-run triple to cap the huge 8th inning rally.  Murray Coben and Jerry Duffus each clouted a two-run homer for Delisle. With the win, Reg Pendleton, the playing manager of the Cardinals, realized a long-standing ambition. It's his first tournament victory after playing in the event for 15 years.

Leavins, Snyder (3), Stone (4), Massey (4), Holdaway (W) (4) and Shirley
Murray, MacEwen (2), Duffus (4), M.Coben (L) (6) and B.Coben, J.Goodwin (4)


1958

1958 Exhibition Tournament

Ed Scissons (second from the right) tournament superintendent presents the J.F. Cairns Memorial Trophy, emblematic of the Saskatoon Exhibition baseball championship to Doug Bentley, manager of winning Delisle. Roly Howes, the tournament chairman, is at the extreme right.  At the left is Rod Campbell who posted the most strikeouts in a single game, 14, and next to him, Max Bentley, who had the most hits during the event, seven. The little fellow in front is the Delisle batboy, Doug Bentley Jr.

Saskatoon Exhibition :  (July 26)  Delisle managed just three hits but took advantage of nine bases on balls and six Kindersley errors to top the Klippers 6-3 to win the Saskatoon Exhibition Tournament.  Bentley MacEwen, a nephew of the Bentley brothers, pitched a five-hitter for the win.  Bev Bentley had two of the three Delisle hits. Len Breckner had a two-run homer for Kindersley. Delisle had reached the final by winning a coin toss.  The Delisle - Unity semi-final could not be played because of weather conditions and tournament rules declared the coin toss as the means to decide a winner.

Winfield (L), Mantooth (4) and Mills
MacEwen (W) and J. Goodwin

(July 25)  The 1957 champions from Rosetown were eliminated in the semi-finals by Kindersley Klippers, 8-4.  Kindersley came back from a 4-0 deficit with a five-run, fifth inning and added three more in the sixth.  The game was called after six innings by rain.  Len Breckner's two-run homer was the winning blow. 

Kindersley 8 Rosetown 4
Blasich, Mantooth (2) and Koemstedt
Holdaway, Folk (5), Duffus (6) and D. Snyder

(July 24)  Unity Merchants scored eight times in the first inning and went on to trounce Sceptre 16-1 at the Saskatoon Exhibition tournament.  Unity moves on to meet Delisle Saturday morning in a semi-final match.  Ollie Harris went the distance for the Merchants holding Sceptre to eight hits.  Tony Keller had an inside-the-park homer for Unity. 

Harris (W) and Prediger
Harold Surni (L), George Mahaffy and Johnson

(July 23)  Max Bentley clubbed six hits, a triple, three doubles and two singles, to pace Delisle to an 11-2 thumping of Melfort at the Saskatoon Exhibition Tournament. Rod Campbell, on load from the Saskatoon Caps, fired a five-hitter and fanned 14 in going the distance for the win.

Campbell (W) and J. Goodwin
Joe Stroeder (L), Doug Moser (4), Rich Erhard (4) and Flanagan, Brooks

(July 22)  Rusty Winfield, from California's Sequoias College, tossed a three-hitter and fanned 13 to lead Kindersley to an 8-1 triumph over Asquith.  Winfield had a no-hitter through six innings.  Len Breckner paced the attack with a double and two singles. The big right-fielder also turned in a great catch in right and displayed a strong throwing arm in nipping a runner at second base.

J. Repin (L), Sirota (4) and Brooks
Winfield (W) and Koemstedt

(July 21)  In the opening game of the Saskatoon Exhibition Tournament, Rosetown crushed Meota 17-2 as Chuck Holdaway and Doug Stevenson each belted four hits. Don Snyder clubbed a three-run homer. Jerry Duffus held Meota to five hits.

Bob Tayloir (L), Napoleon Krysak (3), Jim Pettapiece (8) and Doerkson
Duffus (W) and D. Snyder


1959

(July 20)   Right-hander Merv Verreau pitched Eatonia to a semi-final berth in the Saskatoon Exhibition Tournament holding Eatonia to seven hits while hanging up 17 strikeouts in a 5-2 victory for North Battleford-Meota.  Verreau took a shutout into the ninth before weakening and allowing both Eatonia runs and leaving the bases loaded. Eatonia scored all its runs in the first three innings before Eatonia's Jerry Duffus settled down and pitched shutout ball for the last five frames. George Mahaffy led an 11-hit attack with three safeties including a two-run double in the first inning.

Duffus (L) and Chow
Verreau (W) and Johnson

(July 21)  A teenage lefty from Farmersville, California put on quite a show at the second day of the Exhibition Tournament. Five-foot-ten, 147-pound Wayne Mayfield fanned 19 in pitching Kindersley Klippers to a 9-0 decision over Biggar Monarchs. The 17-year-old walked six and hit a batter but held Biggar to four singles. He also picked off two runners at first base. Right fielder Len Breckner led a 13-hit assault knocking in four runs with a triple and three singles.  Wally Jackson, Jerry Flanagan, Chuck Holdaway and Len Dahl each had two hits off Clarence Proctor who went the distance for Biggar.

Proctor (L) and Evanisky
Mayfield (W) and Mills

(July 22)   Delisle ripped three Unity pitchers for 15 hits, seven for extra bases, Wednesday and 17-year-old Ross Stone hurled a four-hitter as Delisle coasted to an 11-3 victory and a semi-final berth at the Exhibition Tournament.  Stone, a left-hander, fanned 11 and walked six. The winners got a home run by Murray Coben, a triple and double by Larry Fischer, two doubles by Merle Byrnes, a triple by Stone and a two-bagger from Jimmy Cosgrove. Fischer and Byrnes, the top two men in the Delisle batting order, combined for six hits and five runs.

Skalicky (L), Harris (4), Gartner (4) and Dutka
Stone (W) and J.Goodwin

(July 23)   Neilburg chased home three runs in the first inning and cruised to a 9-2 victory over Dinsmore-King George behind right-hander Bob McIntyre who fashioned an impressive three-hitter. He collected ten strikeouts and walked six and allowed just one ball to be hit to the outfield, a fly to centre in the opening frame. Pete Prediger and Al Ganzer each drove in two runs for the winners. Ganzer also scored twice and connected for two hits as did Lyle Loy.

McIntyre (W) and P.Prediger
Leavins (L), Wonkel (4) and Johnson

(July 24)   In a wild one Friday, Kindersley Klippers moved into the tournament final with a 17-12 decision over Eatonia who were without the Swift Current players it had for the first game of the event. First baseman Garnet Hannon paced a 19-hit Kindersley attack connecting four times and driving in three runs. Len Breckner, playing right field, added three hits to the four he had in the Klippers first action.  17-year-old Wayne Mayfield picked up the win in relief and belted the game's only homer. Irl Flanagan had three hits for Kindersley and Joe Dumba the same for Eatonia. Rod Koemstead socked a pair of doubles and scored four runs for the losers.

Bahachik, Gettinger (L) (4), Mahaffy (5), Koemstead and Koemstead, Cameron
Holdaway, Mayfield (W) (5), Rachul (9), Mayfield (9) and J.Flanagan

(July 25)  Veteran Doug Bentley had the key hit in a decisive three-run fifth inning as Delisle moved to the final with a 6-2 win over Neilburg.  Trailing 2-1 with the bases loaded, Bentley first showed bunt then swung away to send the ball through to the outfield for a bases-clearing double. Delisle added single counters in the sixth and seventh. Teenager lefty Ross Stone, who relieved Rod Campbell in the fourth inning, went the rest of the way for the win. He fanned nine.  Oscar Tesch allowed just five hits and whiffed 13 in taking the pitching loss. Pete Prediger led Neilburg with three hits and scored twice.

Campbell, Stone (W) (4) and Snider
Tesch (L) and P.Prediger

(July 25)   Winning pitcher Marcel Richard helped his own cause Saturday belting a homer and single in leading Delisle to a 7-4 decision over Kindersley to capture the Exhibition Tournament. For six innings the final was a tight contest with Delisle holding a 3-1 lead but the defending champions broke the game open in the seventh counting three times to take a 6-1 margin. Max Bentley and Richard paced the winners each with two hits and two runs scored. Richard needed relief help from John Farley as the Klippers rallied in the final two innings. Len Breckner added two hits for Kindersley giving him nine for the tournament and the $25 award for the most hits. Wayne Mayfield, who pitched a shutout Tuesday and hurled five relief innings Friday, went the distance Saturday in taking the loss. The youngster fanned ten for a total of 37 for the tourney. 

Mayfield (L) and J.Flanagan
Richard (W) , Farley (8) and Snider


1960

(July 25)   Kindersley Klippers received outstanding pitching by Bentley MacEwen Monday night as they defeated Marysburg Royals 10-2 to launch the Exhibition baseball tournament.  The left-hander allowed only two hits until the ninth when he allowed three more in coasting to the victory. He struck out 14. Three of the five hits off MacEwan were by Leo Wurtz, the Royals first baseman.  Irl Flanagan collected three of Kindersley's 12 hits.  Marysburg hurt its chances by making nine errors.  The Royals' lineup included six members of the Strueby family.

Stroeder (L) and Arnold Strueby
MacEwen (W) and J.Flanagan

(July 26)   Asquith, held without a hit for five innings, scored three late runs Tuesday night to top Leroy 6-3. Red Leoffler, who went the distance for Leroy,  gave up ten hits in the last four innings after allowing none for the first five frames. Elmer Walker, Jack(Jock) Cleghorn, John Sirota and Reg Cattell each had two hits for the winners while Leroy first baseman Carl Strome belted a home run into the rodeo chutes. Jimmy Chow, jack of all trades with Saskatoon Macs in regular season play, was the winning pitcher taking over in the fifth inning for starter Jack(Jock) Cleghorn.  Walker, in centre field for Asquith, and Leroy shortstop Bud Guenther impressed in the field.

Cleghorn, Chow (W) (5) and Brooks
Leoffler (L) and Murray

(July 27)  Lefty Rod Campbell walked six, hit three batters and threw two wild pitches but yielded just three hits Wednesday to hurl Delisle to a 7-1 victory over Neilburg. He fanned 13. Delisle scored five times in the first inning. Doug Bentley drew a walk with one out and brother Max slashed a single to left. Al Wanner poked a single to centre field, scoring Doug Bentley, and when Larry Flecik juggled the ball, Max Bentley also came home. Bev Bentley was safe on a fielder's choice and Wanner scored to make it 3-0.  Gary Franklin reached on an error and stole second and Murray Coben followed with a smash up the middle to plate both runners.  Delisle added a run in the second with Wanner driving in Merle Byrnes and scored again in the fifth, Doug Bentley knocking in Johnny Goodwin. Dave Kosteniuk's sacrifice fly brought in Neilburg's only run in the ninth.  Murray Coben collected three of the 13 hits for the winners.

Kosteniuk (L) and P.Prediger
Campbell (W) and Wanner

(July 28)   North Battleford moved into the tournament semi-finals Thursday defeating a scrappy Dinsmore nine 8-5. Dinsmore took a 2-0 lead in the first inning when Rollie Leavins connected for a single to drive in two runs. Beavers rebounded with one in the third, three in the fourth and four in the fifth before Dinsmore scored a pair in the sixth, one of them on a homer by Walt Anderson.  Veteran Ollie Harris, with relief help from young Roy Rowley, was the winning pitcher. Barney Krake led the Beavers with three hits.

Harris (W), R.Rowley and D.Anderson
Leavins (L), Wonkel (4), E.Anderson (5) and Williams, Zeman

Doerksen swings

Asquith pitcher Erwin Doerksen takes a mighty swat at the ball in Friday's tournament game against Kindersley. Asquith was beaten 9-4. The catcher is Jerry Flanagan and the umpire is Moe George.

(July 29)  Kindersley Klippers reached the Exhibition Tournament final for the second straight year with a 9-4 victory over Asquith Friday.  A five run sixth inning which included hits by Garnet Hannon, Layne Jackson, Wally Jackson and Len Breckner plus a pair of walks and a wild pitch provided Klippers with the victory. Irl Flanagan went three-for-three and Wally Jackson smacked a double and two singles.  Breckner had a pair of two-baggers.  The game produced 25 strikeouts with Asquith starter Erwin Doerksen racking up 11 in just 5 2/3s innings. Reliever Jimmy Chow added two more for Asquith while the Klippers hurlers fanned a total of 12.

Doerksen (L), Chow (6) and Brooks
Casares, Cunningham (5), Holdaway (W) (5) and J.Flanagan

(July 30)  North Battleford Beavers took a 5-1 lead then held off a late rally by Delisle to post a 5-4 victory to move into the final of the Exhibition tournament.  The game drew one of the largest ever crowds for a Saturday morning game in tournament history.  Delisle made in 5-2 in the 8th on a towering homer by catcher Al Wanner. In the ninth, Merle Byrnes received a free pass and came around to score on Doug Bentley's double to right field.  With one out, Wanner singled to left to drive in Doug Bentley to make it 5-4.  George Mahaffy singled to move the potential tying run to second.  A passed ball moved the runners to second and third.  Reliever Roy Rowley then fanned a pair to end the contest. Don Drummond led the winners with three hits and Doug Bentley had three for Delisle.

Stites (W), R.Rowley (9) and Anderson
Tesch (L), Richard (3), Campbell (9) and Wanner

(July 30)   Kindersley Klippers, behind Bentley MacEwen's six-hitter, downed North Battleford 7-2 to take top prize at the Saskatoon Exhibition Tournament.  MacEwen fanned 11 in besting Roy Rowley of the Beavers. Len Breckner powered the Klippers attack with a homer, double and single driving in a pair and scoring twice.  Jerry Flanagan drove in three runs with a pair of hits.

MacEwen won the $25 prize for most strikeouts in a single game, the 14 he fanned in the tourney opener. Breckner copped the $25 award for most hits. He actually tied teammates Irl Flanagan and Wally Jackson with seven, but took the award for having the most total bases as he had a homer, three doubles and three singles.

Rowley (L) and B.Krake
MacEwen (W) and J.Flanagan


1961

(July 24)  Unity Cardinals rode a four-run fifth inning to a 6-4 victory over Delisle in the opening game of the 1961 Exhibition Tournament. The big inning gave Unity a 6-1 margin which Delisle reduced with two markers in the 7th and another in the bottom of the ninth before Erwin Doerksen came on with two on and two out to relieve Ross Stone and fanned Bev Bentley to end the game. Cardinals punched out 14 hits, four by centre fielder Johnny Repin. Stone held Delisle to eight hits, three by Max Bentley.

Stone (W), Doerksen (9) and J.Fahl
Gartner (L) and Wanner

(July 25)   North Battleford spotted Asquith a run in the first inning then scored four in the fifth to post a 4-1 decision and advance to the semi-final round of the tourney.  Roy Rowley surrendered just five hits, fanned nine and walked one. Losing hurler Lew Hobson rang up 15 strikeouts, but walked five and allowed nine hits. Dave Hallis, the Beavers' first baseman, drove in two runs with a double to deep right-centre while Don Drummond and Barney Krake singled in the other scores.  Bev Brooks knocked in Elmer Walker with the lone Asquith marker on an infield out. 

Hobson (L) and Brooks
Rowley (W) and Krake

(July 25)   Ted Richardson was outstanding in pitching Neilburg to a 5-0 shutout over Govan. The little left-hander yielding just two hits while setting down 16 via the strikeout route. He walked three. As in the previous two games in the tournament, one big inning accounted for the victory as the Monarchs plated all five runs in the fourth inning. Veteran Pete Prediger, playing in his 28th Exhibition Tournament, cracked out two doubles for Neilburg and drove in two runs. 

Stroeder (L), M.Danbrook and Strueby
Richardson (W) and P.Prediger

(July 26)  First sacker Don Laube powered Melville to an 11-3 triumph over Kindersley. Laube knocked in three runs with a homer, double and single and scored three times as the Millionaires pounded out 15 hits while Cliff Mein held the Klippers to just three while racking up 14 strikeouts.  Barry Trapp added a triple and single for the winners.

MacEwen (L), Richard (5) and Flanagan
Mein (W) and Boyle

(July 27)  Erwin Doerksen hurled Unity Cardinals to the final of the Exhibition Tournament Thursday. The 20-year-old right-hander twirled a three-hitter and whiffed a dozen as Unity topped North Battleford 5-1. Cardinals collected 13 hits off Jackie McLeod, recruited from Swift Current for the tourney.  Third baseman Don Stewart led the attack with four singles in five trips. Doerksen helped at the plate with three hits.  Both drove in a pair of runs.

Doerksen (W) and J.Fahl 
McLeod (L) and Krake

(July 28)    Pete Prediger drew a bases-loaded walk in the tenth inning for the winning run as Neilburg won a berth in the final edging Melville 4-2.  Fred Hodgson led off the frame reaching on an error and Erwin Boehm followed with a bunt single.  Neil Urlacher's bunt also went for a hit to set the stage for Prediger. Pete's 20-year-old son Ivan then hit a sacrifice fly to deep centre to score an insurance run. Ted Richardson allowed just four hits before leaving in the ninth inning when hit by a pitch. Hodgson didn't allow a hit in his two innings of work.  Cliff Mein, who came in for starter Joe Stroeder in the fourth inning with the bases loaded and none out, was the tough-luck loser. He gave up just three hits while racking up 14 strikeouts in his seven innings of mound work.

Richardson, Hodgson (W) (9) and P.Prediger
Stroeder, Mein (L) (4) and Boyle

(July 29)   Unity Cardinals nipped Neilburg 3-2 to win top prize of $575 at the Exhibition Tournament. In a well-played final, Rusty Devine tossed five-hit ball for eight innings for the Cardinals before Erwin Doerksen came on in the ninth. Devine fanned 13 and walked two.  Unity took the lead in the third inning when playing coach Irl Flanagan, who had singled, scored on a long sacrifice fly by Johnny Repin. Neilburg evened the count in the fourth as Ivan Prediger doubled to score Charlie Orr who had reached on an error. Two runs in the fifth proved decisive for the Cardinals.  Chuck Ratley doubled down the left field line and moved to third on a passed ball. Don Stewart singled to plate Ratley and Repin drove in Stewart with a long single which took a bad bounce and gave Larry Flecik trouble in centre field.  Monarchs got a run in the eighth and had two base runners in the ninth but couldn't score.  Fred Hodgson surrendered just seven hits in taking the loss.

Stewart took the $25 prize for most hits in the tourney, seven.  Ted Richardson of Neilburg won $25 for the most strikeouts in a single game, 16.

Devine (W), Doerksen and J.Fahl
Hodgson (L) and P.Prediger


1962

(July 23)    18-year-old Rusty Devine was the talk of the town Monday as the slender left-hander rang up 20 strikeouts in pitching Unity Cardinals to a 12-2 victory over Prince Albert All-Stars. The hurler, from California's College of Sequoias, had a no-hitter until the sixth inning and yielded just two hits and two walks over the nine innings. Bothered by a sore arm, Devine hadn't done much pitching for Unity in the Northern Saskatchewan League.  Cardinals hammered three Prince Albert pitchers for 18 hits with big Len Breckner pounding a triple and three singles. He also reached on an intentional walk. Devine helped his own cause with three hits, the same number as teammates Hank Ostrosky and Johnny Repin. Devine lost his shutout bid in the sixth inning when Art Strueby knocked in Somers and later stole home. 

Devine (W) and Ostrosky
Hobson (L), R.Adams (4), B.Adams (4) and Primeau

(July 24)    Stan Skeen, an import lefty from Pepperdine College in California pitched and batted Delisle to a 7-3 victory over Biggar. Skeen tossed an eight-hitter while rapping three hits, one of them a two-bagger. Delisle smacked 12 hits off losing pitcher Clarence Proctor. Centre fielder Jimmy Chow had three of them with Murray Coben and Bev Bentley each with a pair. Chow and Bentley knocked in two runs apiece.

Proctor (L) and Epp
Skeen (W) and Wanner

(July 24)   Kindersley Klippers fell behind 8-0 after two innings but fought back to dump Neilburg 12-9. Five runs in the 7th and two more in the 8th put the game away for the Klippers who out-hit the Monarchs 14 to 7. Chuck Holdaway, a recruit from Rosetown, was key to the victory.  Inserted as a pinch-hitter in the seventh inning, he promptly delivered a two-run double to tie the score at 9-9.  In the 8th, he knocked in another run while tossing no-hit ball over the last three innings in a relief role. He walked seven but managed to get out of trouble.  The game featured 17 bases on balls, ten by the three Kindersley hurlers.  Layne Jackson and Dave Torrens each had a double for Kindersley. Ivan Prediger, who drove in three of the Neilburg scores, had the only two-bagger for the Monarchs.

MacEwen, Graves (W) (2), Holdaway (7) and D.Jackson
McIntyre, Neal (L) (7) and P.Prediger

(July 25)   Veteran Johnny Ford smacked three hits, drove in the first North Battleford run and set up another with his third hit and played a strong defensive game at second base to lead the Beavers to a 6-2 decision over Eatonia and a berth in the tourney semi-finals. Harold Hunchak scattered nine hits to post the pitching win. Left-hander Dave Banks took the loss.

Banks (L), Surina (6), Stevenson (8) and Fetch
Hunchak (W) and D.Anderson

(July 26)   Unity Cardinals crushed Delisle 13-0 Thursday night to qualify for the final of the Exhibition event. Cardinals rapped out 11 hits, seven of them for extra bases including home runs by Hank Ostrosky and Curly Williams, a triple and double by Len Breckner and two-baggers from Irl Flanagan, Johnny Repin and Ross Morrison. Flanagan also had three singles. Delisle was held to a pair of singles by starter Tommy Taylor and another one-bagger by reliever Doyle Davis. The game was called after eight innings to make way for the RCMP Musical Ride. 

Taylor (W), Davis (8) and Fahl
Richard (L), Wilson (5) and Wanner

(July 27)  Kindersley Klippers exploded for four runs in the first inning and another four in the second and cruised to a 13-2 victory over North Battleford to advance to the tournament final.  Garnet Hannon and Glen Bellegarde each had three hits and scored three times. Hannon also knocked in two runs with his triple, double and single. Gene Graves held the Beavers to six hits in a route-going performance.

Griggs (L), Rowley (2), Nelson (6) and Delaney
Graves (W) and Flanagan

(July 28)   Unity had just five hits but four went for extra bases as the Cardinals came from behind to down Kindersley 7-3 to take the title and $575 first prize money at the Exhibition Tournament.  The game, interrupted by rain, was called in the sixth inning because of darkness.  Don Fahl's two-run homer was key to Unity's triumph. The Cards also got a two-run triple by Johnny Repin and doubles by Irl Flanagan and Curly Williams Rusty Devine, who kicked off the tournament Monday with a 20 strike out performance, relieved starter Ross Stone with none out in the first inning and pitched a three-hitter the rest of the way. He added another seven strikeouts.

Unity won all three $25 individual awards, catcher Hank Ostrosky for the first home run of the tourney, Rusty Devine for the most strikeouts in one game, 20, and Len Breckner for the most hits, seven.

MacEwen (L), Graves (2), Holdaway (5) and J.Flanagan
Stone, Devine (W) (1) and Ostrosky


1963

(July 22)   After ten innings of exciting baseball it took a coin toss to pick a winner in the opening game of the Exhibition baseball tournament.  Delisle and Kindersley battled to a 1-1 draw only to be halted by darkness. The tourney rule - a coin toss - was called into play and Kindersley made the right call to claim the victory.  The Klippers' run came off a Delisle error in the first inning when Murray Coben dropped a double-play ball at first base. But Coben redeemed himself in the fourth belting a triple to drive in Max Bentley who had beaten out a bunt.  Coben tried to stretch it into a home run but was thrown out at home on a four-man relay to the plate.  Gene Graves pitched a seven-hitter with no walks and 13 strikeouts for the coin-flip win. Roland Jones gave up just six hits.

Jones (L) and Wanner
Graves (W) and D.Jackson

(July 23)  Lew Hobson, imported from Prince Albert for the tourney, twirled a four-hitter Tuesday morning to help Asquith to a 3-2 win over Neilburg Monarchs.  Rival hurler Jerry Nyman was even better holding Asquith to two hits while setting down 15 by strikeouts, but was hurt by errors, one of them his own. Asquith took the lead in the third inning when Les Stack's sacrifice fly scored Les Bloomquist. Monarchs took the lead in the fifth scoring twice as Cliff Mein's single to right scored both Jim Johnson and Larry Flecik.  In the bottom of the eighth Elmer Walker reached for Asquith on an error. Jack(Jock) Cleghorn laid down a bunt to advance Walker to second and was safe himself on Nyman's wide throw. Les Stack put down another bunt and all hands were safe as Nyman chose to try to get an out at third but Walker slid in ahead of his throw.  One run scored on a ground out and the eventual winning run came home on a sacrifice fly. 

Nyman (L) and P.Prediger
Hobson (W) and Brooks

(July 23)   The defending tournament champion Unity Cardinals blasted Fulda Flyers 16-3 Tuesday evening as pitcher turned first baseman Ross Stone went four-for-four with a homer, triple and two singles and scored five times. Ken Hoyt smashed a three-run homer and winning pitcher Erwin Doerksen belted a pair of doubles. Doerksen scattered seven hits for the pitching win. Three Fulda pitchers yielded 13 hits and 12 bases on balls while fanning 14. Ted Suer clouted a homer for Fulda.

Doerksen (W) and Chow
R.Suer (L), J.Stroeder (3), G.Stroeder (7) and Wempe

(July 24)  Richlea wiped out a 2-0 North Battleford lead with a five run explosion in the bottom of the second inning and held on for a 5-4 triumph Wednesday. Reliever Dave Banks played a key role for the winners coming to the rescue of 17-year-old starter Stan Millar with one out and two runners on base in the sixth inning. Banks proceeded to pitch no-hit ball for the final 3 2/3s innings. Beavers' Bennie Griggs, who took over for losing pitcher Harold Hunchak in the second inning, yielded just one hit and fanned ten in his 6 1/3 innings of work.  Bob Marik and Garth Irvin each had two hits for Richlea.

Hunchak (L), Griggs (2) and Brooks
Millar (W), Banks (6) and Marshall

(July 25)  Kindersley Klippers chased home five runs in the third inning en route to an 8-2 win over Asquith. Wally Jackson's two-run homer, a run-scoring triple by Jerry Flanagan and a double by Dave Torrens highlighted the big inning.  Bentley MacEwen allowed just five hits and two walks in twirling the win. He fanned nine.  Jim Wiley, Garnet Hannon and Wayne Morgan had two hits apiece for the winners. 

Lazecki (L), Hobson (3) and Brooks
MacEwen (W) and J.Flanagan, D.Jackson

(July 26)  Unity's Ross Stone had another big night at the plate, cracking a grand slam homer, to lead the Cardinals to a 6-1 victory over Richlea.  An overflow crowd witnessed a sterling pitcher's duel into the bottom of the 8th as the teams fought to a 1-1 draw before the Cardinals broke out.  Veteran right-hander Lawrence Bilokryly for Richlea got one out in the bottom of the 8th before giving up a single to Erwin Doerksen and a walk to Johnny RepinBob Marik was brought in from right field to relieve Bilokryly and walked Marcel Richard to load the bases and Ken Hoyt to force in the tie-breaking run. Richlea then sent Stan Millar to the hill to face Ross Stone who sent a pitch far over the left-centre field fence to clear the bases and hand Cardinals a 6-1 lead. The homer was Stone's second hit of the night giving him six for the tournament, two homers, a triple and three singles. Jerry Burcher, the Unity playing manager, held Richlea to seven hits and compiled ten strikeouts.

Bilokryly (L) Marik (8), Millar (8) and Marshall
Burcher (W) and May

(July 27)   Gene Graves had a no-hitter for six innings, finishing with a one-hit gem as Kindersley nipped Unity 2-0 to win the Exhibition Tournament and $575 in prize money. The lone safety off Graves came in the seventh inning when Ross Morrison lofted a high fly ball which dropped between left fielder Layne Jackson and shortstop Jim Wiley. A third inning double by Graves set up the winning run. His two-bagger sailed over Marcel Richard's head in left field and Graves came home when Jim Wiley singled.  The second run came in the fourth helped by two errors. In the inning, losing pitcher Ross Stone fanned three batters but still had a run scored against him. Stone allowed just five hits.

Stone picked up $25 for collecting the most hits in the tournament, six. Neilburg's Jerry Nyman captured the $25 award for most strikeouts in a single game, 15.

Stone (L) and Chow
Graves (W) and D.Jackson


1964

(July 20)  Neilburg overcame a 4-0 deficit with five runs in the last two innings to edge Asquith 5-4 to kick off the Saskatoon Exhibition Week Tournament.  Asquith had broken a scoreless tie with a four-run outburst in the fourth inning highlighted by Les Stack's three-run, bases-loaded double.  Monarchs made it 4-4 in the seventh when Larry Flecik belted a three-run triple and was waved home on an interference call. Pete Prediger knocked in the winner in the bottom of the 8th with a sacrifice fly.  Jim Arens went the distance for the Monarchs giving up six hits.

Hobson, Adams (L) (8) and Brooks
Arens (W) and P.Prediger

(July 21)  Delisle, which managed just four hits but capitalized on 11 walks, ran up an 8-3 lead before faltering in the late innings and just hanging on for a 9-7 victory over Guernsey-Lanigan in the Tuesday morning contest at the Exhibition tournament. The Combines, who punched out ten hits, had the bases loaded when Murray Coben got the final out for Delisle. Jackie Woods clouted a triple for the winners and Dave Britz had a three-bagger for the Combines.

Groff (L), Bleishwitz (4), McClaren (5) and Plaster
Bowles (W), Coben (6) and Wanner

(July 21)   Unity's Marcel Richard fired a four-hitter in blanking Rosetown 7-0. Cardinals collected ten hits with George Monreal, Roy Rowley and Ross Stone getting two apiece.

Richard (W) and May
Miller (L), Holdaway (4) and Gillies, B.Andrews

(July 22)   Exhibition tournament fans saw another shutout as Bentley MacEwen of Kindersley three-hit Eatonia Wednesday in a 9-0 decision. The left-hander whiffed nine and walked just one.  Klippers collected ten hits off Eatonia's Bernie Niwa including triples by Ken Hoyt and Lane Jackson and doubles from Wayne Morgan and Garnet Hannon

MacEwen (W) and D.Jackson
B.Niwa (L) and Fetch

(July 23)   Neilburg stunned Delisle with an 11-run fifth inning as the Monarchs coasted to a 15-6 victory Thursday. Brian McIntyre's grand slam highlighted the wild fifth frame when the Monarchs sent 16 batters to the plate. Winning pitcher Gary Weldon joined the fireworks with a homer and single. Shortstop Glen Thompson added a double and two singles and Larry Flecik had two hits and scored three times. Pete Prediger knocked in three runs and Johnny Repin slammed a pair of doubles. Max Bentley clouted a homer and triple for Delisle.

Eddy (L), Dannybrook (5), Damarais (5) and Norris
Weldon (W) and P.Prediger

(July 24)  Unity Cardinals took a 3-0 lead in the second inning and made it stand up in a 5-2 win over Kindersley to win a spot in Saturday's exhibition final.  Cardinals combined Dick Schmidt's solo homer, a single by Ira McKnight, two walks and an error in the inning. Wayne Morgan provided the Klippers' offense with a two-run homer. Ross Stone, the young Saskatoon native, was tough in the clutch in hurling the win for the Cardinals. The game featured several outstanding defensive plays including one by Unity's Johnny Ford in the fourth inning when Morgan clouted a long one with a runner aboard. Right fielder Ross Morrison couldn't get to the ball but Ford raced far from his centre field position to haul down the drive.  Kindersley stranded 13 runners leaving the bases loaded in the first and the 8th and leaving two on the bags in the third and ninth.

Graves (L) and D.Jackson, Flanagan
Stone (W) and McKnight

(July 25)   Neilburg Monarchs captured the Exhibition Tournament Saturday behind the three-hit hurling of Jim Arens in a 4-2 win over Unity Cardinals.  A crowd of 3,000 saw the Monarchs push across the winning run in the seventh and an insurance run in the 8th to take the J.F.Cairns trophy and $575 top money.   Neilburg took a 2-1 lead in the bottom of the fourth when Neil Urlacher tripled and scored when Gary Weldon followed with a single. Unity rebounded to tie in the top of the seventh when Ross Morrison scored on a wild pitch.  In the bottom of the seventh, the Monarchs plated the winner on a single, sacrifice and an error.  They added a run in the eighth when Weldon led off with a triple and romped home on Johnny Repin's sacrifice fly.  Pete Prediger, playing in his 30th Exhibition Tournament, was a key figure for the winners with a run-scoring double and solid defense behind the plate. Pete's son Ivan had an outstanding game with two hits and 11 chances without a miscue at second base. Weldon led Neilburg with a triple and two singles.

Weldon won the $25 prize for most strikeouts in a single game, 12, and won a share of the $25 award for the most hits in the tourney. He tied with teammates Urlacher and Glen Thompson, each with five.

Richard, Stone (L) (7) and May
Arens (W) and P.Prediger


1965

(July 19)  Fulda fell behind 4-1 before rallying with five runs in the fifth inning on the way to a 7-5 triumph over Lanigan-Guernsey in the opening game of the Exhibition Tournament. With the exception of the fourth inning when the Combines scored four times, helped by a pair of errors, left-hander Roman Suer was in command yielding just seven hits overall with eight strikeouts. Ted Suer, with a double and single, was the only batter with more than one hit.

R.Suer (W) and Wempe
Groff, Herr (5), B.Guenther (5) and Plaster

(July 20)   Cliff Shockey slugged a homer, two doubles and a single driving in three runs and scoring a pair in leading Delisle past the Allan T-Birds 5-1. Don Poindexter allowed nine hits in going the distance on the mound for the winners. Don Frolek tossed an eight-hitter in taking the loss.

Frolek (L) and Bogren
Poindexter (W) and McKnight

(July 20)   Asquith advanced to the semi-final round winning a coin-toss after battling Neilburg-Manitou Braves to a 4-4 tie in a game called after eight innings because of darkness. The Braves jumped into a 3-0 lead in the first inning with Pat Gibbons' ground-rule double driving in a pair.  Asquith got one back in the fourth and then scored three in the fifth for a 4-3 advantage when Cliff Mein walked five batters. In the sixth, Pete Prediger singled, stole second and made third on a bad throw then scored on Dennis Murray's infield hit to knot the count.  Gene Graves registered the win with an eight-hit performance. He fanned nine.

Graves (W) and Brooks
Mein (L), Murray (5) and Freed

(July 21)   Dinsmore Dynamos broke up a 1-1 tie with three runs in the eighth inning, helped by two errors, for a 4-1 victory over the North Central All-Stars. Lefty reliever Dave Banks sparkled for the winners firing one-hit ball with six strikeouts in 4 1/3 innings after replacing starter Ed Anderson. Shortstop Merle Byrnes punched out three hits and played brilliantly in the field. A play on Carl Strome's grounder in the sixth inning was the fielding gem of the night.

E.Anderson, Banks (W) (5) and Henry
Loeffler, J. Stroeder (L) (3), Fouhse (8) and Strueby

(July 22)  Ira McKnight drove in seven runs Thursday night to power Delisle to a 12-7 win over Fulda and a berth in the Exhibition tournament final.  As a pinch-hitter in the third inning, the former Negro Leaguer, blasted a grand slam homer to erase a 3-1 Fulda lead. Later, McKnight added a second homer and a single. He also took a turn on the mound in relief of starter Bernie Sonntag.  Delisle pounded out 15 hits with Bob Babki, Gord Johnson and Don Heit getting two apiece. Fulda had 12 hits including a home run and double by Dennis Hebig. Gary Bentley, son of Max Bentley, pulled off the field gem of the game in the third inning.

R.Suer (L) and A.Ermpe
Sonntag, McKnight (W) (4), Poindexter (8) and Johnson, McKnight

(July 23)   Asquith scored two runs in the first inning and remained in command throughout in downing Dinsmore 9-5 to advance to the tournament final Saturday.  Les Stack and Jimmy Chow with three hits apiece led a 12-hit attack for the winners.  Larry Lazecki gave up eight hits in doing the distance for Asquith. Three of the safeties were triples by Roy Piper, Dave Banks and Ed KnudsonElmer Walker and Jack(Jock) Cleghorn had three-baggers for Asquith.

Ellis, Banks (2), Anderson (8) and Knudson
Lazecki (W) and Brooks

Bill Cleghorn & trophy Bill Cleghorn (left) manager of Asquith receives the J.F. Cairns Memorial Trophy for capturing the championship of the Saskatoon Exhibition Tournament. Tourney official Eddie Scissons makes the presentation.

(July 24)   Asquith spotted Delisle a four run lead in the top of the first inning before roaring back to capture the Exhibition Tournament championship with a 14-10 victory Saturday. 12 hits, six for extra bases powered Asquith to the title and $575 in prize money.

The big blows for the winners came from Erwin Boehm, with a homer, Jack(Jock) Cleghorn, a triple and double, and two-baggers by Elmer Walker, Tony Keller and Les Bloomquist  Walker knocked in four runs.

Home runs by Gordie Johnson and Cliff Shockey led a 10-hit attack for Delisle. Max Bentley added a triple and two singles.  Gene Graves, in relief of starter Rod Campbell, picked up the win.

Shockey and Les Stack of Asquith shared the $25 prize for most hits, each with six. Graves took home $25 for the most strikeouts in a single game, nine.

Eddy, Poindexter (3), Babki (6) and McKnight
Campbell, Graves (4) and Brooks


1966

(July 25)   In a game shortened to just six innings because of darkness, Neilburg downed Prince Albert Bohs 4-1 in the opening game of the 1966 Exhibition Tournament.  The contest was late starting because of rain. Bill Campbell, an import from Pomona, California, held Prince Albert to two hits in hurling the victory.  He had strong support in the field, especially from shortstop Marv Madruga, another California product from Visalia. Madruga, who stole three bases, figured in two of Neilburg's scoring plays. In the third he scored on Brian McIntyre's single and in the fifth he came home on a throwing error. The Monarchs other two markers came in the sixth inning on singles by Neil Urlacher and Pat Gibbons, an error, a sacrifice bunt and Campbell's single.  Pete Prediger and Gibbons were the only batters with two hits.

Campbell (W) and P.Prediger
Ferchuck (L) and Dutka  

(July 26)  In a thriller Tuesday morning, Allan first baseman Ken Haanen smacked an inside-the-park homer in the 11th inning to give the T-Birds a 3-2 win over the defending champion Asquith Braves. Trailing 2-0, Allan had tied the count in the ninth when Asquith hurler Larry Lazecki walked a batter, hit another and made two throwing errors. Bob Babki had given the Braves a 1-0 lead in the second inning drawing a walk and coming around to score on a sacrifice and an error.  They made it 2-0 in the third when Ira McKnight knocked in Les Stack, who had doubled. Larry Haylor tossed a five-hitter with ten strikeouts for the win.

Haylor (W) and VonHagen
Travis, Lazecki (L) (4) and McKnight

(July 26)    Delisle scored four runs without a hit in the fourth inning to take a 4-2 decision from the North Central All-Stars. Three walks and three errors allowed Delisle to chase home the four counters.  All-Stars had taken a 1-0 lead in the third on back-to-back-to-back singles by Ron McLean, Wayne Doll and Ron Muench.  They added a second run in the sixth when Lorne Strueby hit a towering triple and scored on Dick Blechinger's sacrifice fly.  Delisle had just four hits, two by Bev Bentley. 20-year-old Ron Fyfe held the All-Stars to seven hits and compiled 12 strikeouts for the win.

Fyfe (W) and Bogren
Fouhse, D.Korte (4) and M.Korte

(July 27)  Rosetown Red Wings sent 14 men to the plate and scored nine times in the sixth inning Wednesday night en route to a 13-3 whipping of Fulda Flyers. The Wings trailed 3-1 until their big outburst which combined six hits, two by shortstop Don Heit, three errors, three walks and a hit batsman.  Chuck Holdaway, who took over for Rosetown starter Ed Anderson in the second inning, went the rest of the way holding Fulda to one hit over 5 2/3s innings for the win.  Wings had nine hits and drew 11 walks.  Don Anweiler belted a homer for Rosetown and George Thiessen had one for the Flyers.

Anderson, Holdaway (W) (2) and Erickson
Zemiak (L), Suer (6), Hrapchak (6), Robashniuk (7) and Wempe, Cunningham

(July 28)   Neilburg Monarchs jumped on the Allan T-Birds for six runs in the second inning and cruised to a 10-3 victory to enter the Exhibition Tournament final on Saturday. Shortstop Marv Madruga had a big game for the Monarchs driving in four runs with a homer, double and single.  Len Breckner added a pair of doubles. Murray Richardson slugged a two-run homer for the T-Birds and Bob Cameron had two doubles and a single.

Bob McIntyre (W) and Wanner
Haanen, Haylor (2) and VonHagen

(July 29)   In a slugfest, Rosetown survived a six-run rally by Delisle in the bottom of the fifth and final inning to notch a 15-12 win and a spot in the tournament final against Neilburg.  The game was called after five innings to make way for the RCMP's Musical Ride, a major attraction of the grandstand show.  Rosetown seemed to have the game on ice after scoring 12 runs in the first two innings but the Wings were hanging in at the finish when Max Bentley, representing the tying run, struck out to end the game.  Rosetown had scored seven runs in the second inning on one hit, a triple by Bob Marik, seven walks, a hit batsmen, an error, a stolen base and a wild pitch.  Each team had 11 hits with Marik of the Wings knocking in four runs with his triple and single. There were 18 walks issued, nine by each team. 

Froelich, Hoult (W) (3) and Erickson
Fyfe (L), MacEwen (2) and Bogren

(July 30)   Neilburg Monarchs crushed Rosetown Red Wings 11-2 Saturday to capture the Exhibition Tournament title for the ninth time. They first won the event in 1931.  Import hurler Bill Campbell fired a five-hitter and whiffed 14 in holding the Wings at bay.  The Monarchs pounded out 15 hits, four by second baseman Glen Thompson. Len Breckner knocked in three runs with a homer, double and single and Campbell helped his own cause with three hits, including a pair of triples.  He drove in three runs. Veteran Pete Prediger, in his 32nd Exhibition Tournament, added a booming triple. Shortstop Marv Madruga added two more hits and had three stolen bases. He tied for the tourney lead in hits, with five, and had six stolen bases. Madruga, teammate Breckner, Bob Marik and Don Heit of Rosetown shared the $25 award for most hits. Campbell won the $25 award for the most strikeouts in a single game. The Asquith Braves took home $50 for being selected as the best dressed team.

Anderson (L), Bulatovich (3), Holdaway (6), Marik (8) and Erickson
Campbell (W) and P.Prediger, Wanner


1967

(August 7)   Asquith Braves, behind some clutch pitching by Marcel Richard, shaded Colonsay 4-3 Sunday in the opening game of the $2,000 Saskatoon Exhibition Tournament. Les Stack scored in the 2nd and 4th innings and drove in Bev Brooks with the winner in the 8th.  Richard gave up six hits, walked five and along with four Braves' errors meant Colonsay had its opportunities. But with the bases loaded and one out in the 2nd inning, Richard fanned Richard Hanson and Lloyd Coffin to end the threat. Again in the 3rd, Monarchs loaded the sacks with two out only to have Richard whiff Robert McLean.  In the 4th, Colonsay had two aboard with one out when Richard got another strikeout and a ground out to end the inning. Richard ended with 12 strikeouts.

Johnson (L), Folk (8) and Russell
Richard (W) and Brooks

(August 8)  Kenaston, bolstered by players from the Saskatoon Commodores shaded Eston 3-2 to win a semi-final berth at the Saskatoon Exhibition Tournament.  Paced by Len Breckner, who had four safeties, Kenaston out hit Eston 11-3 but had to battle for the victory. Randy Munch added three hits, one a double.  Ron Fyfe, with help from Scott Simon in the 9th, registered the win. He fanned 11, but had control troubles as he issued six free passes. Ernie Moser took the loss.

Moser, Burnetti (7) and Fetch
Fyfe (W), Simon (9) and Thiessen

(August 9)   Kindersley Klippers broke loose for four runs in the 9th inning to down the North Central All-Stars and win a semi-final berth at the Saskatoon Exhibition Tournament. The Klippers rally began with two outs. Bill O'Sullivan drew a walk and stole second.  Lane Jackson, just back from a stint with Canada's Pan Am team, doubled to plate O'Sullivan with what proved to be the winning run. It was one of three hits for the Klippers centre fielder. Wayne Morgan and Norm Angelini followed with singles and Don Poindexter belted a double to cap the four-run outburst. Mike Young allowed just five hits in claiming the mound victory. He fanned 15 and walked a pair. Jerry Fouhse took the loss.

Young (W) and O'Sullivan
Fouhse (L), Korte (9) and Braun

(August 9)  Dick Schmidt laid down a perfect squeeze bunt in the 10th inning to score Lyle May with the winning run in a 4-3 victory over Neilburg Monarchs. May reached first on a free pass, stole second and went to third when catcher Jim Johnston overthrew second.  The game featured the first home run of the tournament, as Ross Stone belted one onto the race track in deep centre field in the 7th inning. After Ed Ralston reached base, winning pitcher Vince Rucobo tripled to tie the score at 3-3.  Rucobo, who also had a double and single, held the Monarchs to five hits and rang up 14 strikeouts. Pete Prediger was in the lineup for the Monarchs, it was his 35th Exhibition Tournament.

Rucobo (W) and Doerksen
Borning (L) and Johnston

(August 10)  Norm Angelini fired a two-hitter and racked up 14 strikeouts to lead KIndersley to a 4-1 victory over Asquith and a slot in the final of the tournament.  Wayne Morgan's two-run homer in the first inning proved enough for the win. Mike Young had a triple and double for the Klippers. Al Paganucci gave up just six hits in taking the loss.

Paganucci (L) and Chatham
Angelini (W) and D. Jackson

(August 11)  Ross Stone pitched Unity Cardinals into the final of the Saskatoon Exhibition Tournament holding Kenaston to five hits in a 5-1 Unity triumph. The only run off the left-hander came on Cliff Koroll's towering home run in the top of the 9th inning. Erwin Doerksen ripped a pair of doubles for the winners.

Simon (L) and Thiessen
Stone (W) and Doerksen

(August 12)  Before an overflow crowd, Unity Cardinals took $650 top money at the Exhibition Tourney defeating Kindersley Klippers 11-7 in a sloppy encounter which produced 14 errors, 8 by the Klippers. Unity took a 4-0 after two innings and were never headed. Jim Shaw, Erwin Doerksen and Lyle May each had two hits for the Cards. Tom Sharpe went the distance for the win with a seven-hitter.

Pitcher Mike Young of Kindersley won $50 for the most strikeouts in a single game, 15, and Lane Jackson of the Klippers won the $50 award for the most total bases. Jackson and Len Breckner tied for the most hits, six, but Jackson had nine total bases to seven for Breckner.

Sharpe (W) and Doerksen
Poindexter (L), Young (5) and D. Jackson


1968

(August 4)  An upset marked the opening of the Exhibition Tournament Sunday as Asquith Braves dropped an 8-5 decision to the North Central League All-Stars.  Chick Kennedy had four of the Stars' 12 hits. A three-run triple by third baseman Dick Blechinger highlighted a five-run fourth inning for the Stars. Roman Suer, who worked only the fourth inning, was credited with the win.  Three All-Star hurlers combined on a five-hitter. The three Asquith pitchers combined for 15 strikeouts.

Leibel, R.Suer (W) (4) , Lorne Strueby (5) and G.Dauk
Irl Davis (L), Eddy (4), Richard (6) and Cherkowski

(August 5)   The second day of the tournament produced another upset as Colonsay Monarchs eliminated the Kindersley Klippers with a 1-0 victory. The game's only run came in the fourth inning helped by two Kindersley errors.  Isadore Steckler led off with a single to centre and outfielder Ed Gosselin slipped on the grass and the ball squirted through his legs allowing the runner to advance to second and head for third. The relay from shortstop Wally Jackson was wide of third and Steckler came all the way home. Klippers failed on squeeze plays in the 8th and 9th. Kindersley's Gary Houston fanned 16 before giving way to Harold Hunchak in the 8th inning. Ed Tabashniuk yielded just five hits in claiming the pitching win.

Houston (L), Hunchak (8) and O'Sullivan
Tabashniuk (W) and Herr

(August 6)   Reliever Ross Stone smacked a bases-loaded single in the bottom of the ninth inning to score the winning run as Unity edged out Eston Ramblers 3-2. Stone had entered the game in the fifth inning in relief of starter Bill Welcher. Unity had taken the early lead scoring in the third inning when Jim Shaw drew a free pass and Lyle May followed with a triple.  Ramblers knotted the count in the fifth as Welcher, with the bases loaded, hit Jim Byrnes with a pitch to send Reg Andrews, who had reached on an error, across the plate.  Andrews notched the go-ahead run in the seventh after he singled, advanced on an error and raced home on Merle Byrnes' single. In the ninth, Dick Schmidt led of with a walk and moved to second on a sacrifice. He came home on an infield grounder booted by the shortstop. Glen Miller was safe on an error at third base before Erwin Doerkson drew an intentional pass to set the stage for Stone's heroics. 

Welcher, Stone (W) (5) and May
Fitzmaurice, Burchfield (L) (6) and VonHagen

(August 7)   Yet another upset featured Wednesday's action at the Exhibition Tournament as Govan Angels shaded the Neilburg Monarchs 2-1.  Scott Simon of Neilburg and Lorne Davis of Govan hooked up in a tremendous pitching duel with Simon recording 18 strikeouts and Davis, who allowed just five hits, fanned 12.  The deciding run came home in the bottom of the 8th inning.  Bill Reid drew a walk, stole second, went to third on Gord Skjerven's single and raced home when left fielder Neil Urlacher bobbled the ball.  The first Govan run scored in the third inning on a throwing error.  Neilburg got its only run in the top of the first as Larry Flecik drew a walk, stole second, advanced to third on a wild pick-off attempt and scored on a fielder's choice.

Simon (L) and Don McIntyre
Davis (W) and Fansher

(August 8)    Ed Tabashniuk pitched no-hit ball into the 8th inning and rang up 18 strikeouts but needed good luck on a coin toss to get his Colonsay Monarchs into the semi-finals of the Exhibition Tournament.  Monarchs and the North Central League All-Stars tied 3-3 and a coin toss decided the matter.  The game featured a seven-minute rain shower, spectacular fire displays as ground crews burned gasoline to dry off the diamond, bright sunshine, no-hit pitching until the 8th inning, strikeouts galore and a thrilling last-inning comeback.  Monarchs held a comfortable 3-0 margin into the top of the ninth but leadoff batter Joe Stroeder was hit by a pitch, stole second and made it to third on a ground out.  After pinch-hitter Ken Doepker drew a walk, the All-Stars got successive singles by George Thiessen, Ron Muench and Connie Zentel to cut the margin to 3-2.  Walter Braun grounded out but drove in the tying run.  Wayne Folk's double drove in the Monarchs first run in the second inning.  Don Herr doubled in the third to knock in Ron Gross and the Monarchs third run came in the sixth as Jim Gray scored on a passed ball.

Liebel, R.Suer (3), Lorne Strueby (6) and G.Dauk, B.Korte (7)
Tabashniuk and Herr

(August 9)   Unity's Vince Rucobo hurled a gem Friday, perhaps the best pitching performance in tournament history firing a no-hitter with 20 strikeouts as the Cardinals downed Govan Angels 5-0. The left-hander was in command all the way facing just 30 batters, three over the minimum as the Cardinals committed two errors. Centre fielder Ed Ralston led the winners with three hits and Lyle May added a two-run triple. 

Merv Danbrook (L), McLane (5) and Fansher
Rucobo (W) and May

(August 10)  Ross Stone fired a four-hit shutout as Unity blanked Colonsay 4-0 to win the Exhibition Tournament before a crowd of more than 1,000.  Stone fanned eight and walked just one.  Cardinals took the lead with two runs in the first inning when Erwin Doerksen knocked in Jim Shaw with a single and Lyle May who had walked scored on a error. They added a pair in the ninth.  Lyle Johnson allowed nine hits in taking the loss.

Chick Kennedy of the Central League All-Stars had five hits to claim the $50 award for most hits in the tourney. Unity's Vince Rucobo won the $50 award for most strikeouts in a game, 20. The $50 award for the best dressed team went to Govan Angels.

Stone (W) and May
L.Johnson (L) and Herr


1969

A brainchild of Saskatoon entrepreneur and baseball enthusiast J. F. Cairns, the first Saskatoon exhibition week tournament took place in 1922 following the demise of the professional Western Canada Baseball league after the 1921 season. Except for 1924, the tournament ran continuously to 1969 after which it passed into oblivion.
    
From the first pitch of the 1922 opening game held on July 18, which resulted in a 16 to 9 victory by Conquest over Biggar, until the last out of the July 20, 1969 final game in which Unity defeated Eston 7 to 1, this event provided generations of baseball fans with countless innings of entertainment.
    
Not only does Neilburg hold the record for the most annual appearances, 33, during the span of the tournament’s existence, but the players representing the Highway #40 village also captured the tournament on eight occasions, also a record.

Neilburg's Pete Prediger sat this one out.  It was to have been his 34th consecutive year playing in the tournament, but his gear didn't arrive in time for the game and the Monarchs were eliminated in the first round.

(July 13)   Dave Pagan, an acquisition from Prince Albert Bohemians, tossed a two-hitter and struck out 11 as Eston took the opening game of the Saskatoon Exhibition Tournament, 4-0 over Colonsay Monarchs.  Pagan got off to a shaky start, walking the first batter and hitting the second, but then settled down to produce a gem.  Reg Andrew's two-run homer in the 2nd inning was all the Ramblers needed. They added two insurance runs in the 3rd. Greg Goldade led off with a bunt single, stole second and scored on Murray Steeves' sinking liner. Al Marshall singled to centre to plate Steeves.

Tabashniuk (L) and Herr
Pagan (W) and Marshall

(July 14)  Garnet Hannon clubbed three triples and a single to lead Kindersley Klippers to a 16-3 trouncing of Melfort Shamrocks.  The Klippers pounded out 14 hits and were helped by eight Melfort errors. Melfort starting pitching Gary Young didn't allow a hit over the first two innings and still trailed 3-0.

Tim Hayden, a 19-year-old California college student, fanned 12 in his six innings of shutout work. Kindersley had two, six-run innings, the 3rd and 7th.  Ed Gosselin had an inside-the-park homer for the Klippers and Bill O'Sullivan added a grand slam homer. The contest had a bit of a "Keystone Kops" atmosphere. In the 3rd inning, with none out and runners at first and second, Bill O'Sullivan bunted. Catcher Murray Cheyne got to the ball but his throw drew first baseman Brian Marchinko into the path of the runner and the ball got away.  Marchinko was injured and Melfort players came to his aid, forgetting about the ball in play. As they attended to their teammate, all three runners came around to score.

Hayden (W), Schommer (7) and O'Sullivan
Young (L), Goodman (3) and M. Cheyne

(July 15)  Pete Duncan smashed a two-run homer, triple and single, driving in four runs, to lead Asquith Braves to a 7-4 decision over Neilburg Monarchs. 

Neilburg had taken a three-run lead in the 1st inning.  Jim Johnston tripled in Dirk Van Dyke, who had singled. Neil Urlacher doubled to scored Van Dyke and scored on John Dubey's grounder. Braves got one back in their half of the 1st as John Erickson singled in Randy Munch.  They went ahead for good with three in the 3rd. Duncan's triple brought in winning pitcher Ken Haanen and Duncan tied the count on Jerry Lister's single. Les Stack singled to put the Braves into the lead.

D. McIntyre (L), Henricks (3) and Dubey
Haanen (W) and Erickson

(July 16)  Unity Cardinals advanced at the Exhibition Tournament as they shaded the North Central All-Stars 5-4 behind Rudy Arroyo's 17 strikeout performance.  The 19-year-old, from Foothills Junior College in California, pitched out of a bases-loaded situation in the 7th to preserve the win.  He allowed just four hits, but issued six bases on balls.

North Central went up 3-0 in the first inning on a walk, single and two errors.  Unity rebounded with four in the 3rd frame, the key blow a two-run single by Erwin Doerksen. Arroyo scored the first run when he led off with a double and scored on Jim Shaw's two-bagger to centre. Ivan Gutfriend had three singles and two runs batted in for the Cardinals. Dick Schmidt had two singles as did George Thiessen, who drove in three runs, for the All-Stars.

Arroyo (W) and Wandler, Doerksen (7)
Strueby (L), Fogen (5) and R. Korte, Braun (7)  

(July 17)   19-year-old Dave Pagan struck out 22 batters in going all 14 innings in Eston's 5-4 victory over Kindersley. Pagan also drove in the winning run.  Merle Brynes, Eston's speedy second sacker, reached on bunt single, stole second and came around to score on Pagan's single.  Murray Steeves smashed a two-run homer in the 3rd inning to give Eston the lead. Lane Jackson's solo shot in the bottom of the 3rd made it a 2-1 ball game. Ramblers went up 4-1 in the 4th on a double and two singles.  Klippers came back with three in the 5th to tie on a triple, two singles and a dropped third strike.  Steeves led the Eston offense with the homer and two singles. Tim Hayden went the distance for the Klippers allowing 11 hits. He fanned 11 and walked just one.

Pagan (W) and Fetch, Marshall (6)
Hayden (L) and O'Sullivan

(July 18)   In a wild 25-hit affair, the Unity Cardinals blew an 8-1 lead, then rebounded to down Asquith 11-9 to advance to the final of the Saskatoon Exhibition Tournament.  Jim Shaw kick started the Unity offense tripling in a run in the first inning then scoring on an error. He belted an inside-the-park homer in the 3rd. The Cardinals widened the lead with three more in the 4th inning with the big blows being a lead-off triple by Mel Dahlseide and Al Ferchuk's two-run homer.  Dahlseide singled in two more runs in the 5th. The Braves responded with a seven-run eruption in the 6th.  Don Anweiler's pinch-hit triple scored a pair. Randy Munch followed with a two-run homer. Still down three runs, Cam Sternig came to bat with two outs and Ken Haanen and Pete Duncan on base with walks. Sternig's towering drive knotted the count at 8-8.  Back came the Cardinals.  Ivan Gutfriend singled in one run and Dahlseide doubled in two more.  Asquith got one back in the 8th, but it was not enough.

Ferchuk, Haylor (W) (6) and Doerksen
Cleghorn, Hemstead (L) (7), Duncan (7) and Erickson

(July 19)   Jim Shaw powered the Unity Cardinals to a 7-1 victory over Eston in the final of the Saskatoon Exhibition Tournament.  Shaw, who was key in Unity's semi-final victory, blasted a homer, double and two singles to pace a 14-hit attack.  Larry Haylor tossed a six-hitter for the mound victory.  It was the third game in 24 hours for Unity. After Friday's win over Asquith, they travelled to Kindersley for the tournament there, defeating Regina, before headed back to Saskatoon for the final of the Ex Tourney.

Haylor (W) and Doerksen
Fensom (L), Fitzmaurice (5) and Marshall

Tourney trio

Stars of the final Exhibition Tournament:

Dave PaganJim Shaw (left) of the Unity Cardinals had the most hits and was the hitting star of Unity's 7-1 victory over Eston in the final.  Reg Andrew (centre) hit the first homer of the tourney. At the right is Unity captain Erwin Doerksen. Dave Pagan (above, right) had the most strikeouts in a game, 22, and the most for the tournament, 33.