1913 Game Reports BC Interior     

1913 Vancouver, Lower Mainland, Fraser Valley   
1913 BC Interior 
1913 Vancouver Island  


The usage of unregistered players, some even using aliases, was not a rare occurrence in this 1913 circuit. As a result, protests invariably transpired which sometimes overturned results from play on the diamond. These reversals negatively affected the Kelowna club more than any other entry. Accordingly, the accuracy of standings published within the print medium was invariably questionable. Import players from the U. S. were utilized by every club in the B.C.I.L.

(May 24)  Kelowna  4  /  Kamloops  2

(May 25)  Revelstoke opened the season by narrowly edging invading Vernon 1 to 0. An eighth-inning safety squeeze by second baseman Phillips brought in catcher Noel from the hot corner sack with the game’s lone counter.

Williams (L) and Dale
Webb (W) and Noel

(May 29)  Vernon  6  /  Kelowna  2

(June 3)  Kamloops triumphed over Revelstoke as winning pitcher Cresler/Crisler recorded ten strikeouts. Outfielder Sellins had a home run for the Mainliners.

Webb (L) and Noel
Cresler/Crisler (W) and Munn

(June 12)  Kelowna blanked Revelstoke 4 to 0. A three-run fourth inning put the visitors in front to stay.

A. Henning (W) and Noel
Webb (L) and Pulley 

(June 18)  Kamloops squeezed past Revelstoke 3 to 2.

Cresler/Crisler (W) and xxx
Webb (L) and Pulley 

(June 18)  Vernon shutout Kelowna 4 to 0.

xxx (L) and xxx
Williams (W) and xxx

(June 25)  Revelstoke outlasted hosting Kamloops 9 to 6. Winning pitcher Bingham had three safeties including a double. Teammate Derr also recorded three hits, all singles. Third sacker Moss of the vanquished nine clouted a home run, triple and single while first baseman Adams drilled two doubles and a one-bagger..

Bingham (W) and Pulley
Cresler/Crisler (L) and Bergerson/Bergison

Standings     W     L     Pct.
Vernon        4     2    .667
Revelstoke    3     3    .500
Kamloops      3     3    .500
Kelowna       2     4    .333

(July 1)  Vernon got by Kamloops.

Williams (W) and Dale
Cresler/Crisler (L) and Munn  

(July 1)  The Interior League game between hosting Kamloops and Vernon went only five innings, the score at that stage being 0 – 0. A dispute arose as to the umpire’s decision and others besides the players took part. The result was that manager Eastman of the Vernon club was put under arrest and the game called off.

(July 9)  Revelstoke completely outclassed the visiting Kamloops nine, whipping the invaders 26 to 5. Third baseman Derr of the winning nine was locked in at the dish, stroking the horsehide for two doubles and two triples.

Cresler/Crisler (L) and Bergerson/Bergison
Bingham (W) and Pulley

(July 16)  Kelowna got past the invading Kamloops nine 7 to 4. Jesse Davis went the route for the winners on the hillock.

Cosgrove (L) and xxx
Davis (W) and xxx 

(July 30))  Kelowna traveled to Kamloops and met defeat by a 8 to 6 score.

(July 30)  Revelstoke got an early jump on the visiting Vernon nine and came away with an 8 to 3 triumph. First baseman White had three safeties for the Railroaders. Fellow initial sacker Eastman of the Vernonites poled a round-tripper.

Williams (L) and Dale
Webb (W) and Pulley

(August 6)  Kelowna whitewashed the hosting Revelstoke baseballers 8 to 0.in the opener of a double-dip while the hosting Railroaders returned the favor in the late encounter, blanking the Regatta City nine 5 to 0.
Kelowna first baseman Casad connected for a pair two-run homers in the matinée tilt.

A. Henning (W) and Kelly
Bingham (L) and Pulley

Shortstop Wright had three safeties for the victors in the finale.

Davis (L) and Kelly
Webb (W) and Pulley

(August 13) Vernon defeated hosting Kamloops 7 to 5.

(August 13)  Revelstoke met defeat at the hands of Kelowna, the final score being 4 to 2.

Webb (L) and xxx
Henning (W) and xxx 

(August 21) Kamloops and Kelowna split a doubleheader in Kamloops, the hosts capturing the first game 7 to 4 while the Orchard City nine triumphed 12 to 4 in the late contest.

Davis (L) and Kelly
Cresler/Crisler (W) and xxx

Davis (W) and Kelly
xxx(L) and xxx

(August 21)  Revelstoke defeated first-place Vernon 5 to 3. Shortstop Wright blasted a circuit-clout for the victors. Vernon moundsman, Williams, struck out 14 batters in absorbing the defeat.

Webb (W) and xxx
Williams (L) and xxx

Standings     W     L     Pct.
Vernon        9     5    .643
Revelstoke    8     6    .571
Kamloops      6     8    .429
Kelowna       5     9    .357

(August 27)  The Kamloops team decided to forgo playing their final two league games and forfeited to Kelowna and Revelstoke.

(September 1)  Kelowna closed out their season in the Interior League by dropping both ends of a twin-bill to hosting Vernon, the scores being 2 to 1 and 5 to 2.

Final Standings          W    L     Pct.
Vernon                  10    6    .625
Revelstoke              10    6    .625
Kamloops                 6    9    .400
Kelowna                  5   10    .333

The Vernon and Revelstoke entries had identical records and tied for first place. As Revelstoke refused to play a best-of-three final series, instead insisting upon a single game showdown, league officials awarded the 1913 Interior League pennant to Vernon.


(July 1)  The Nakusp None-Suchers are the champions of the Arrow Lakes having trounced the Comaplix Pine Cats 11-5 in a Dominion Day challenge match at Nakusp. H.Burridge of Revelstoke, who did the twirling for the victors, pitched the best game of his long career. Most of the damage against him came as his battery mate had trouble hanging on to his deliveries and passed balls allowed the visitors to run up their total.

xxx and xxx
Burridge (W) and xxx

(July 26)  One of the largest crowds ever assembled at Comaplix turned out Saturday for the third game in a six game series with Nakusp. The Nakusp team, accompanied by the local band and over one hundred fans chartered the steamer Kootenay for the journey to Comaplix.

Saturday night the Comaplix team, giving Webb, the league pitcher from Revelstoke air tight support, had the game cinched and were offering two to one that the "bushers" from the "Banana Belt" would be hopelessly overcome, but, when Nakusp opened the box of confection - Bingham and Derr - sent them by Joe McKinnon the well-known baseball caterer of Revelstoke, a continuous stream of Comaplix dopesters were headed for the lake shore to bury their coin before the visitors could get action on it. (The Mail Herald, July 30, 1913)

The game was scoreless until the seventh when Comaplix took the lead with a pair of runs on infield errors by the visitors. But, Nakusp broke loose in the eighth for five runs to sadden the day for the home fans as the "Banana Belt nine walked away with a 5-2 victory. Catcher Derr and centre fielder Murphy each notched two hits for the winners. Derr had the longest blow of the game, a triple. Bingham held Comaplix to five hits and struck out nine in registering the pitching win. Losing pitcher Webb, who racked up 16 strikeouts, had two safeties to lead the home team's offense. .

Bingham (W) and Derr
Webb (L) and Mills


(July 10)  Invading Fernie knocked off Cranbrook 7 to 1.

xxx (W) and xxx
Burr (L) and McNabb

(July 12)  The Cranbrook nine traveled to Creston and clobbered their hosts 16 to 3.

xxx (W) and xxx
xxx (L) and xxx

(July 14)  Cranbrook won both ends of a doubleheader from the Sandpoint ID squad, taking the opener 16 to 1 and capturing the late encounter 7 to 1.

xxx (L) and xxx
xxx (W) and xxx

xxx (L) and xxx
Galvin (W) and Stinson

(July 18)  Hosting Cranbrook and Wardner split a doubleheader, the homesters annexing the opener 7 to 3 while the visitors grabbed the late tussle 13 to 12.  Catcher Davis belted a triple for Wardner in the opener.

Lund (L) and Davis
Galvin (W) and Coachman

Cranbrook’s Sullivan had the game’s longest hit, a three-bagger, in the nightcap.

R. Lund, A. Lund (W) and Davis
Galvin, Hedigan (L) and Coachman

(July 20)  A high-scoring affair was captured by the hosting Wardner squad 21 to 14 over Cranbrook. The highly-charged affair saw several disputes with the plate umpire leading to one traveling Cranbrook fan being arrested.

Galvin (L), Crowley, Burr and Coachman
Lund (W), Davis and Stinson

(August 8)  In a fast and exciting, darkness-shortened five-inning affair, the hosting Cranbrook baseballers edged manager Curran and his crack baseball team from Nelson 4 to 3. Winning pitcher Galvin recorded 13 strikeouts. Sturgeon led all hitters with a triple and double.

Chapman (L) and Hawley/Holly
Galvin (W) and Whelan 

(August 9)  Cranbrook won the second of two games from the invading Nelson aggregation, dumping the Lakesiders 11 to 8. Savori belted a home run for the winners.

Hawley/Holly (L) and Curran
Burr (W) and Whelan

(August 16)  In the first of three weekend games, Sandpoint ID dropped the visiting Cranbrook nine 7 to 4.

Burr (L) and Sullivan
P. Bryant (W) and Jones

(August 17)  In a pitcher’s battle, the Sandpoint ID diamondeers emerged on top of Cranbrook by a 4 to 1 score.

Galvin (L) and Coachman
Borleski (W) and Jones

(August 18)  The Idaho state champion nine from Sandpoint took the third and final game of their series with Cranbrook, dropping the East Kootenay aggregation by a 10 to 6 count.

Galvin, Burr, Hadigan and Hetchko, Sullivan
Hoffman (W) and Jones

(September 1)  Fernie Tournament

Wardner  8     Frank  2
Macleod  3     Fernie  0

FINAL (for $100 first prize)
Macleod  8     Wardner  5