1911 Game Reports BC Interior     

1911 Vancouver, Lower Mainland, Fraser Valley   
1911 BC Interior 
1911 Vancouver Island  


(May 26)   In the opening game of the Comox District Baseball League Courtenay crushed the Pilseners 16-2 as the locals made errors in double figures. Peralme, on the hill for the Pilseners allowed just four hits and four walks while fanning nine, but a porous defense allowed the visitors to keep chasing runners across the plate. 

xxx and xxx
Peralme (L) and xxx

(June 25)   Chemainus ran out to a 10-0 lead over Nanaimo in the first couple of innings before the local lads settled down and played the visitors on even terms for the rest of the contest  in a 15-5 ball game. The Nanaimo Daily News speculated "With a little practice the boys should be able to give a good account of themselves against any of the local teams."


Beacon Hills (defending champions from 1910)
James Bay Athletic Association

(May 27)   Beacon Hills and James Bay notched victories in Saturday's action in the Victoria Senior Amateur Baseball League at the Oak Bay diamond. Beacon Hills crushed the Giants 15-4 as Surphlis pitched for the winners and the Bays got by the Prides 5 to 3 in a game in doubt until the last inning.

Surphlis (W) and E.Steele
Peden (L) and Winsby

Steenson (W) and Tuson
Holness (L) and Robertson

(June 3)    It was another runaway victory for defending champion Beacon Hills, this time 14-4 over Prides as the winners unleashed an 18-hit attack. The contest had its amusing moments as when "Blondy" Balo, the Prides' centre fielder executed a pretty steal gracefully sliding into third and then claiming "right of way" over the base-runner already on the bag. Surphlis allowed eight hits in posting his second win. 

Surphlis (W) and xxx
Holness (L) and xxx

(June 3)   Saturday's second game was a comedy of errors, 16 by the winning Giants to 12 by James Bay as the Giants came out ahead 14-13.

Winsby (W) and xxx
xxx and Tuson

(June 10)    Beacon Hills fell behind 3-0 then went on an offensive rampage to cop its third straight, easy victory clobbering James Bay 16-3 as the Bay boys made ten errors. Surphlis won his third straight with a three-hit performance. Hills put the game away with a nine run outburst in the fourth. In the inning Brown knocked in four runs with a pair of hits.

Steenson (L), Tuson and Gregg
Surphlis (W) and Scott

(June 10)  Prides downed the Giants 8-4.  Moore sparked the winners with a three-run double in the second inning.

Holness (W) and Brewster
Peden (L), Winsby (4) and Murrah

(June 24)   In senior amateur play at the Oak Bay diamond Saturday, Beacon Hills kept rolling around with a 10-5 win over the Prides. Hills jumped on starter Camsusa to build a big lead before Jimmy Holness took over for Prides and racked up eleven strikeouts.

Camsusa (L), Holness and xxx
xxx (W) and xxx

(June 24)  In the second game, the Giants and James Bay battled to an 8-8 draw. Giants colleced ten hits to eight for the Bays, but also led in errors, 6 to 4.

(July 9)   In an exciting contest at Chemainus Sunday, the home squad topped the Prides 6-3 with Rex Dawson the winning hurler, over Jimmy Holness.

Holness (L) and White
Dawson (W) and Peters

(July 15)     Beacon Hills blasted the Giants 14-1 while the Prices shaded the Bays 3-2 in Saturday action in the Victoria Amateur League.

(August 27)   In a superb pitching duel in Intermediate ball at Chemainus Sunday, southpaw Bob Steele fired a one-hit shuout, facing just 27 batters as Beacon Hills of Victoria blanked previously undefeated Chemainus 2-0. Cathcart, who broke up Steele's no-hit bid with a single in the seventh, was picked off first. The lefty fanned 12. Rex Dawson, the right-hander for the lumber jacks allowed just one hit through six innings and two or six in total (depending upon the source) and had 16 strikeouts. The teams battled through six scoreless innings before Hills notched a run in the seventh. Catcher Ed Steele beat out a bunt and came home on a fielder's choice and two errors. Watson scored in the eighth, reaching with a walk, stealing second and advancing on a sacrifice before romping home on a grounder to short.   Chemainus made five errors while Beacon HIll was flawless in the field.

B.Steele (W) and E.Steele
R.Dawson (L) and xxx

(August 27)  The Capitals, another Victoria Intermediate club, also notched a victory up the Island downing Ladysmith 13 to 6. Pike's sixth inning homer as a highlight for the winners.