1914 Game Reports BC Interior     

1914 Vancouver, Lower Mainland, Fraser Valley   
1914 BC Interior 
1914 Vancouver Island  


(May 6) The BC Interior League opened the season Wednesday with much ceremony, including a parade and with the Mayor, W.H. Smith throwing out the first ball. Playing at Vernon, Kelowna escaped with a 1-0 victory in spite of registering just one hit off losing pitcher Williams. The winning run scored in the eighth inning on a pair of errors.

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

Kamloops pounded out 13 hits to trounve Revelstoke 7-1. Hewitt allowed just four hits in going the distance for the mound triumph.

Eddy (L) and Pulley
Hewitt (W) and McCarter

(May 14)  Playing at home Thursday, Kelowna notched an easy 7-2 win over Revelstoke. Kelowna took an early lead with two runs in the first inning and two more in the second. An additional three in the fifth put the game out of reach. Each team had just five hits but six errors by the visitors told the tale. McIvor fanned eight and walked three as Kelowna posted its third straight victory.

Eddy (L) and Pulley
McIvor (W) and Powless

(May 20)   Third baseman Baird cracked two homers and a triple to lead Kamloops to a 7-6 ten-inning victory over Kelowna. After Kamloops had taken the lead with a four-run first inning, Kamloops needed Baird's homer in the 9th to force extra innings then won it 7-6 Wednesday with a run in the bottom of the tenth.  Lefty Hewitt fanned 15 in going the distance on the hill for the winners. McIvor racked up 12 strikeouts in taking the loss.

McIvor (L) and Powless
Hewitt (W) and McCarter

(May 20)  Vernon delighted the home crowd crushing Revelstoke 17-4 behind the solid hurling of Meyers.

Webb, Eddy and Pulley
Meyers (W) and Dale

(May 23)   Mayor Jones was among the dignitaries as players and fans gathered to bid farewell to A. Henning one of Kelowna's most popular players. Henning has been promoted by Grant Smith & Co. to a position with the company at St. Paul, Minnesota.

(May 25)   Kamloops took advantage of two first inning errors by Kelowna to score three times en route to a 4-0 victory behind the shutout pitching of Peters who allowed just six hits.

Peters (W) and McCarter
Purdy (L) and McDougall

(May 25)  Revelstoke blanked Vernon 6-0.

Kamloops      4 - 1
Kelowna       3 - 2
Revelstoke    2 - 3
Vernon        1 - 4

(June 3)   Before one of the largest crowds ever for baseball at Vernon the home club whipped Kelowna 9-3. Some 1,500 spectators witnessed the contest. Williams tossed a four-hitter for the win.

Davis (L) and Pierce
Williams (W) and Dale

(June 11)  A five-hit, 13 strikeout performance by Eddy highlighted Revelstoke's 10-1 triumph over Kelowna Thursday at the railway town. Third sacker Parent and shortstop Oldfield led the winners each with two hits, including a triple.

Sheppard (L) and Pierce
Eddy (W) and Pulley

(June 11)    Kamloops shutout Vernon 2-0. McIvor, who left the Kelowna team supposedly because of a sore arm, tossed a four-hitter for the losers.

McIvor (L) and xxx
xxx and xxx

(June 17) Kamloops whipped Vernon 8-0 Wednesday playind at Vernon. Hewitt registered the shutout with a four-hit effort.

Hewitt (W) and McCarter
xxx and xxx

Kamloops       7 - 2
Revelstoke     4 - 4
Kelowna        3 - 5
Vernon         3 - 6

(June 24)    Vernon clobbered Kelowna 13-2 on a muddy field in the rain. The game was called after six innings, not because of the rain, but to allow Kelowna to reach Salmon Arm by auto in time to catch a train for Revelstoke where they were scheduled to play Thursday afternoon.

(June 25)   At Revelstoke, the home squad crushed Kelowna 12 to 3. Rain fell steadily during the game.

(June 26)  On the return journey, Kelowna stopped off at Vernon for an exhibition game and again met defeat, this time blowing a five run lead in losing 10-5.  Kelowna racked up a 5-0 lead against Williams, on the hill for Vernon. But with McIvor relieving the Vernon starter, Kelowna failed to get another marker while the home club rallied to pile up ten runs.

xxx and xxx
Williams, McIvor (w) and xxx

Kamloops     8 - 2
Revelstoke   5 - 6
Vernon       4 - 6
Kelowna      4 - 7

(July 1)  Playing at Armstrong on Dominion Day, Vernon topped Kelowna 9-4. McIvor was the winning hurler. A large number of local fans found their way to Armstrong for the baseball and lacrosse action. Many went on the steamer :Aberdeen" which left the local wharf at 7:30.

McIvor (W) and xxx
xxx and xxx

(July 14)  McIvor racked up 19 strikeouts Tuesday as Vernon beat Kamloops 5-3 in ideal weather before a good crowd.  The contest came as the BC Interior League faced disruption as Kelowna announced its withdrawal and Revelstoke threatened to pull out unless there's a rearrangement of the schedule to include more games.

Peters (L) and McCarter
McIvor (W) and Dale

(July 15)  Financial difficulties have forced Kelowna baseball backers to disband the club. League officials have decided to complete the schedule with the remaining three teams. Later, Vernon also withdrew.

(July 22)   Vernon, of the BC Interior League, whipped Penticton, of the Southern Okanagan Valley League, 9-2 in an exhibition game at Vernon.  The home club broke open a tight, 2-1 game, with a big seventh inning.

Davis (L) and Syer
McIvor (W) and Sale

(July 31)  In what the Calgary Herald called a "disgusting game", Revelstoke, playing at home, crushed Kamloops 11-1.  The visitors scored their lone run in the first inning only to have Revelstoke roar back with seven in the second and add four more in the fifth.  Kamloops took its regular hurler Peters out in the third and proceeded to give just about every member of the team a turn on the mound.  Things came to a climax in the sixth, when Kamloops began to toss the ball to one another disregarding all orders from the umpire, W. Calder, to resume play. Ignored, Calder called the game. The paper concluded that semi-professional baseball was finished in Revelstoke.