1914 Game Reports / Alberta     



(May 6)  The defending champion Knights of Columbus kicked off the new season in style with a 13 to 11 win over the Hillhurst Hustlers. Knights handed the Hustlers a four-run lead in the first inning before roaring back with 11 runs in the next three innings.  The game went just six frames and drew a crowd of 1,500.  Second baseman J.E. Mahoney led the winners with three hits, including a triple and double. J. Rogers, the first sacker, also rapped a double and triple. Ferlein allowed just five hits in registering the pitching victory. The Knights overcame eight errors to post the triumph.

Gouthro (L), Weir and Freeman
Ferlein (W) and C.Ward

(May 8)  After the YMCA had scored two runs in the top of the eighth inning to take a 6-4 lead, the Vics, using all the delay tactics they could muster, managed to come away with a tie as darkness forced the game to be called with the score reverting back to the last completed inning, the seventh, with the tally at 4-4. Aside from the shenanigans in the late going, the feature of the game was the pitching of Percy Smith who racked up 12 strikeouts.

Skinner and Crooks
Smith and Stockton

(May 11)   The Athletics broke a 4-4 tie with an eight-run explosion in the seventh inning Monday to crush the Knights of Columbus 12-4.  Four errors and five hits, one a two-run triple by Lundburg, highlighted the outburst. Shortstop Mickey McNabb led the onslaught with a double and three singles. Marshall, the first sacker, added a double, two singles and three scores. J. Rogers cracked a first-inning homer for the losers.

Bracken (L) and C.Ward
Lundburg (W) and Rowe

(July 10)   YMCA topped the Knights of Columbus 7-6 Friday with Morton's three-run homer in the fifth a key blow. He later cracked a two-bagger. Smith held the Knights to eight hits and racked up 13 strikeouts.

Smith (W) and Maxwell
Ferlein (L) and C.Ward

(July 13)  Athletics crushed the Hustlers 11-1 as right fielder Mickey McNabb cracked a homer and single and catcher Rowe added a double and triple. Joe Carnegie pitched a seven-hitter for the win. Skinner, the losing hurler, led the losers with three hits.

Carnegie (W) and Rowe
Skinner (L) and Freeman

(July 17)   Ferlein tossed a five-hit shutout to lead the Knights of Columbus to a 4-0 decision over the Vics. The Knights scored two in the first and two more in the second and cruised to the win in the well-played contest. Ferlein fanned 12 and walked two.

B.Riley (L) and Redmond
Ferlein (W) and C.Ward

(July 22)  In a wild one at Mewata Park Wednesday, the Hustlers rebounded from a 7-1, first inning deficit to plate nine runs in the second frame en route to an 18-10 victory.

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(July 27)  Ferlein tossed a five-hit shutout Monday to lead the Knights of Columbus to a 4-0 triumph over the Vics and first place in the league standings. Ferlein fanned 12. Riley yielded just six hits in taking the loss. Corbett rapped two hits and scored twice for the KC's.

B.Riley (L) and Redmond
Ferlein (W) and C.Ward

(July 29)   The YMCA capitalized on nine errors by the Hillhurst Hustlers to post a 7-2 triumph. Smith hurled an outstanding game for the winners allowing just six hits while racking up 16 strikeouts with just one free pass.

Smith (W) and Maxwell
E.McDonald (L) and J.Freeman

(August 1)   Athletics trounced the Vics 10-0 with Lundberg throwing a five-hit shutout with 13 strikeouts and showing off his prowess at the plate with a homer and single. Rowe also had a single and a four-bagger and Jimmy Riley punched out four of the 16 hits.

Lundberg (W) and Rowe
W.Riley (L) and Redmond

(August 3)  In one of the best games of the season, the Knights of Columbus collected just four hits but slipped by the YMCA 3-1 Monday.  Errors helped the Knights plate a pair of runs in the fourth inning, enough for the win. Ferlein surrendered six hits in gaining the pitching victory while Smith took the loss.

Knights of Columbus  10 - 4
Athletics             9 - 4
Y.M.C.A.              8 - 5
Hustlers              5 - 8
Vics                  2 - 13

(August 5)   In the final game of the regular schedule, the Athletics hammered the Hillhurst Hustlers 15-4 behind a 14 hit attack. Jimmy Riley and Rowe powered the assault each with three hits, each with a homer. The A's survived seven errors as Joe Carnegie and Lundberg, who split the pitching duties, held the Hustlers to four singles.  They combined to rack up 14 strikeouts.  Replays of several postponed games remain to be completed

E.McDonald (L) and Mills
Carnegie (W), Lundberg (6) and Rowe

(August 7)   The Knights of Columbus overcame ten hits and eight errors to post an 8-6 win over the Hustlers Friday at Savage Field. Hustlers made four errors of their own, all costly, and handed out six free passes.  Bracken, who finished up on the mound for the winners, clubbed a double and triple for the KCs. Corbett added a double and two singles. Freeman cracked a pair of two-baggers for the Huslters.

Ferlein (W), Bracken (6) and C.Ward, Heisler
Weir (L) and Freeman

(August 8)   The Athletics knocked the YMCA out of the race for the league pennant Saturday notching a 5-1 victory. Lundberg scattered nine hits in going the route for the winners.

Lundberg (W) and Rowe, Sharatt
Smith (L) and Maxwell, Spena

(August 10)   Walter Weir fired a three-hitter Monday for Hillhurst as the Hustlers downed YMCA 6-2.  Second baseman Mills powered the winners with a double and triple. Freeman added a pair of singles. Spence smacked a homer for the losers.

Weir (W) and Freeman
Smith (L), Overman and Peck

(August 11)   After falling behind 3-0, the Athletics battled back to upend the Knights of Columbus 5-3 to captured the 1914 Calgary Amateur League championship.  A's scratched out a run in the third inning and another in the fifth before a big three-run outburst in the sixth for the win. McSpadden started the big rally with a single and McLean sacrificed to send him to second. Lundberg's single put runners on first and third with none out. Sharatt, already with two hits, was handed a free pass and Jimmy Riley swatted a two-bagger to bring in two. A passed ball allowed Sharratt to scamper home with the third marker.

Hiseler (L) and Rogers
Lundberg (W) and Rowe

(August 15) The Calgary Daily Herald reported this date that J. Riley, who began the season with the Vics before switching allegiance to the Athletics, broke the .400 barrier in capturing the 1914 Calgary Amateur Baseball League batting title. Runner-up for the crown was E. Mahony of the Knights of Columbus with Frank Lewis of the Hustlers third.