1920 Saskatchewan Game Reports     


(May 24)   Strong winds delayed the Victoria Day exhibition at Mossbank as the local nine dumped Assiniboia 10-4. The game didn't get underway until five o'clock.

(May 28)  A four-run fourth inning proved to be the difference as Assiniboia edged Mossbank 6 to 5 Friday at the new baseball grounds in Assiniboia.  The two hurlers, J. Bainbridge for the winners and C. Jones for Mossbank played exceptionally good games. Jones' underhand deliveries were, for a time, puzzling to the home team.

Select players from the 1920 Regina Northside Baseball League, known collectively as the Victorias, had occasional inter-city exhibition games against the Moose Jaw amateur all-star aggregation, tabbed as the Millers.

(August 13)  In their fourth meeting of the season, the Moose Jaw diamond pastimers pounded the Regina Victorias 15 to 6 in a hard-hitting affair at Park Exhibition in the Queen City. The Vics started out like world beaters, having a two-run lead until the end of the fourth panel, when the visitors started on a hitting rampage and were never headed thereafter. Shortpatcher McComb led the Mill City balltossers at the platter with four base blows, all doubles, which drove in a quartet of counters. Hot corner custodian Armstrong followed with a two-bagger and a brace of singles which also produced four tallies.

Haigh (W), Lloyd (5) and Phillips
Ward (L), Eagle (5) and Irvin


Fifth Battalion


(May 14)  Fawcett’s defeated the C.N.R. 4 to 3 in the opening fixture of the City League before a large crowd of fans at City Park. The contest was tight all through and it was not until the dying session that the result was decided. An error and a two-out single by shortstop Smith accounted for the winning counter. Winning flinger Lawson Atchison fanned eight and yielded five hits while Merrill Falby of the Railroaders also pitched well, surrendering six safeties while whiffing six. Falby also emerged as the top hitter in the contest, drilling the horsehide for a double and single.
Falby (L) and Taylor
L. Atchison (W) and King

(May 17)  Fawcett’s chalked up their second straight victory, taking a 9 to 4 decision from the Fifth Battalion. A four-run sixth stanza put the Hardwaremen in charge. Lawson Atchison picked up his second knoll triumph by holding the Veterans to four safeties. Along with teammates Abe Schraeder and outfielder Watkins, Atchison nailed the offerings of losing twirler Jones for a double and single.  

L. Atchison (W) and King
Jones (L) and Alexander

(May 19)  Sutherland pulled a mild surprise by slipping past the C.N.R. team 5 to 4 as winning hurler Tom Brady, with a five-hitter, gained the knoll verdict over Art Roblin who gave up just four safeties. The easterly villagers plated a trey in the second stanza and never lost the lead. “Peck” O’Donnell launched a home run for the victors while Jack Gillis drilled a double and single for the Nationals.  

T. Brady (W) and F. Brady
Roblin (L) and Fuller, Taylor

(May 21)  Fawcett’s journeyed to Sutherland and, battling through high winds and cold temperatures in a weather-shortened contest, brought back a 16 to 5 victory. Murray, a tall, rangy hurler, was a trifle wild at first but settled down and earned the pitching win over Tom Brady.

Murray (W) and King
T. Brady (L) and F. Brady

(May 24)  A four-run outburst in the sixth spasm allowed the Fifth Battalion to knock off Fawcett’s 6 to 4, inflicting the Hardwaremen with their first setback of the season. Les Leachman, who normally patrols the hot corner position, took a turn on the clay heap for the Soldiers and came out on top over Watkins.

Leachman (W) and L. Hunter
Watkins (L) and McKellar

(May 24)  Sutherland nosed out the C.N.R. 11 to 10 in a City League affair that took an extra inning to complete. Tom Brady annexed the pitching win over the Railroaders’ Merrill Falby.

Falby (L) and Fuller
T. Brady (W) and F. Brady

(May 26)  Fawcett’s strengthened their hold on the league leadership when they took the winless C.N.R. into camp 8 to 4. Portsider Dobson tossed a complete-game five-hitter for the mound win.

Dobson (W) and King
Davis (L), Roblin (2), Gillies and Alexander

(May 31)  The C.N.R. aggregation of baseballers, after opening the campaign with four straight losses, finally broke into the win column by defeating the Fifth Battalion 7 to 5. A two-run homer by Art Roblin in the seventh stanza broke a 5 – 5 tie and gave the Railroaders the margin of victory. Merrill Falby was on the knoll for the Nationals and, although hit freely, was given fine support. Losing twirler Jones yielded one less hit than Falby but his mates erred more frequently and a number of their mistakes figured in the scoring. Outfielder McFadyen/McFadyn of the Nats led all batters with a double and two singles. Catcher Alexander of the Militarists had a daring theft of home.

Jones (L) and L, Hunter
Falby (W) and Alexander

(May 31)  Fawcett’s scored all three of their tallies in the opening panel and hung on to squeeze out homestanding Sutherland 3 to 2.  Lawson Atchison was nicked for six hits in copping the pitching win.

L. Atchison (W) and King
T. Brady (L) and F. Brady

(June 2)  Strong work with the lumber enabled the Fifth Battalion to trounce Fawcett’s 9 to 1. The Veterans got to losing heaver Murray early and often, sending him into exile in the fifth frame after rocking him for ten safeties, three of which were home runs. Alex Reid, twirling for the Fifth, pitched consistent ball throughout, effectively scattering eight base raps. Len Hunter, Les Leachman and first sacker Turriff swatted the four-baggers for the Militants with Hunter adding a pair of singles and Leachman one. 

Murray (L), L. Atchison (5) and King
Reid (W) and L. Hunter

(June 4)  Sutherland remained competitive by taking the last-place C.N.R down the line to the tune of 9 to 4. Merrill Falby, who was on the mound for the Nationals, pitched his best game of the season, fanning seven batters, but errors at critical moments were costly. Starter Butler earned the hillock victory for the easterly villagers. Outfielder Secord stroked a pair of triples and a single for the winners.

Falby (L) and Alexander
Butler (W), T. Brady (7) and Scobie

(June 7)  Front-running Fawcett’s chalked up a well-deserved 9 to 4 victory over cellar-dwelling C.N.R. at City Park. Winning flinger Dobson, utilizing an effective change-of-pace, showed real style in holding the Railroaders to six hits. The Hardwaremen virtually bagged the win by plating a five-spot off losing twirler Gregory in the opening panel. First sacker Campbell laced a triple and single for the winners while teammate Harris delivered a double and one-bagger. 

Gregory (L), Roblin (2) and Alexander
Dobson (W) and Weldon

(June 7)  The heavy-hitting Fifth Battalion banged out 16 base blows in pummeling Sutherland 12 to 1. Alex Reid performed well on the clay heap for the Militia, scattering seven safeties in a winning effort. “Bunny” Clouston, McFadyen/McFadyn and Davie each picked up three safe swats for the Soldiers. McFadyen’s total included a triple while a two-bagger was part of Clouston’s sum.

Butler (L) and F. Brady
Reid (W) and L. Hunter

STANDINGS            W       L       Pct.
Fawcett’s            6       2      .750
Fifth Battalion      3       2      .600
Sutherland           3       3      .500
C.N.R.               1       6      .143 

(June 9)  The Fifth Battalion stayed on the heels of pace-setting Fawcett’s by doubling the lowly C.N.R nine 8 to 4. The loss for the Trackmen was their seventh in eight outings. Leading the Soldiers’ ten-hit offense against losing chucker Merrill Falby was “Bunny” Clouston who poked a double and two singles while outfielder Davey contributed a home run. Winning heaver Alex Reid gave up three of the nine hits garnered by the losers. Topping the Nationals’ hit parade was Alex Turnbull who singled three times.  

Falby (L) and Alexander
Reid (W), Leachman (6) and L. Hunter 

(June 11)  Fawcett’s continued on their victorious way with a convincing 7 to 1 conquest of the Sutherland squad at City Park. Holding a 10 to 6 edge in hits, the Hardwaremen were never headed after jumping out to a 3 – 0 lead in the opening canto. Jack Art had three hits for the winners, all singles, while outfielder Harris smashed a home run and single. Catcher King belted a round-tripper in support of his batterymate, winning chucker Lawson Atchison.

Butler (L) and Scobie
Atchison (W) and King 

(June 14)  The C.N.R. aggregation scored three times in the opening inning and hung on for just their second victory of the campaign, a 4 to 2 triumph over Sutherland. Art Roblin fanned ten batters in hurling the route-going win.

Gurnan (L) and Scobie
Roblin (W) and King

(June 14)  Four costly errors in the fourth frame led to four unearned counters and the defeat of the runner-up Fifth Battalion who went down to a 7 to 6 setback at the hands of Fawcett’s. Lawson Atchison secured the knoll victory over Alex Reid. Shortpatcher Smith swatted a circuit-clout as well as a single for the first-place Hardwaremen while catcher Len Hunter of the Veterans replicated that output. Producing a triple and one-bagger was outfielder Davie of the vanquished nine while Reid contributed a double and one-base rap.

Reid (L) and L. Hunter
L. Atchison (W) and King

(June 16)  Showing a remarkable reversal of form, the cellar-dwelling C.N.R. ball club stepped out at City Park and won from the strong Fifth Battalion team 2 to 1. The fracas was a pitchers’ battle right from the start with Art Roblin toeing the rubber for the Trackmen and newcomer Price of the Militarists operating on the hillock. Roblin allowed five hits and didn’t walk a batter while Price was touched for four clean bingles while surrendering three free passes. A muffed fly ball in the seventh stanza produced the winning run. First baseman Turriff of the Vets, with a double and single, was the only hitter in the game to amass more than one safety.

Price (L) and L. Hunter
Roblin (W) and Fuller

(June 18)  Sutherland surprised the league-leading Fawcett’s nine, taking a 3 to 1 verdict from the Hardwaremen. Gurnan earned the pitching win by holding the losers to just three hits. The easterly villagers got to losing heaver Dobson for a brace of tallies in the opening stanza and never lost that lead. McOrmand had a two-run double and a single for the victors.

Gurnan (W) and F. Brady
Dobson (L) and Weldon

STANDINGS            W       L       Pct.
Fawcett’s            8       3      .727
Fifth Battalion      4       4      .500
Sutherland           4       5      .444
C.N.R.               3       7      .300  

(June 21)  Juicy errors by the C.N.R. infield greatly assisted Fawcett’s in copping an 8 to 3 decision from the Railroaders. A four-spot by the Hardwaremen in the opening panel gave them all the ammunition they needed to snatch the verdict. Lawson Atchison struck out seven and gave up just four hits  in cruising to the mound victory. Art Roblin, the moundman for the Nationals, was nicked for eight safeties including a brace of bingles by infielders Smith and Watkins. Jack Gillis had a double and single for the Nats.

Roblin (L) and King, Fuller
L. Atchison (W) and Wilson

(June 21)  Timely hitting by batters from the Fifth Battalion nine led to a close 8 to 7 win for the Soldiers over hosting Sutherland. Alex Reid took the close mound verdict, holding the Railroad Towners to six base knocks.

Reid (W) and L. Hunter
Gurnan (L) and F. Brady

(June 23)  By handing ace slab artist Lawson Atchison his first defeat of the season, an 8 to 7 reversal, the fighting Fifth Battalion put a crimp in the first-half pennant aspirations of pace-setting Fawcett’s. A three-run rally in the seventh spasm was the tonic that carried the Veterans to victory. Outfielder Davie had three, all singles, of the eleven hits mustered by the Soldiers off Atchison. Teammate Les Leachman supplied the power by slugging a four-ply clout and a double. Winning heaver Price gave up seven safeties and whiffed six.

Atchison (L) and King
Price (W) and L. Hunter      

(June 25)  Winning pitcher Gurnan was the story as he led Sutherland to a 4 to 3 conquest of the C.N.R. at City Park. The Railroaders succeeded in garnering just four hits off the slants of the Suburbanite hurler. However, seven errors by his mates kept Gurnan, who did not issue a single walk, in peril. The easterly villagers managed to touch losing twirler Art Roblin for nine base knocks including two each by Gurnan and outfielder May. Alex Turnbull of the Nationals, with a triple and single, was the game’s top hitter   

Gurnan  (W) and F. Brady
Roblin (L) and Fuller

(June 28)  Fawcett’s nosed out the Sutherland nine 4 to 3 on the lot of the Suburbanites in a game that required an extra inning to complete. The victory clinched the first-half pennant for the Hardwaremen. Lawson Atchison earned the pitching win.

L. Atchison (W) and Wilson
T. Brady (L) and F. Brady

(June 28)  Five walks and two costly errors in the fourth frame opened the door for the Fifth Battalion to clobber the C.N.R. 10 to 1. Starting heaver Davis of the Trackmen surrendered the first nine runs by issuing eight bases-on-balls and four hits before he was driven to cover in the fateful fourth. Winning chucker Alex Reid rationed the Nationals to just two hits, both blows going for extra bases. “Bunny” Clouston of the Fifth, with a brace of one-baggers, was the lone multi-hit batter in the tilt.

Davis (L), Falby (4) and Alexander, Fuller
Reid (W) and L. Hunter

(June 30)  Pennant-winning Fawcett’s captured the final game of the first-half by scoring twice in the final frame to edge the last-place C.N.R. aggregation 4 to 3. The win was a controversial one as the Railroaders, with two retired, appeared to have the game in the bag but were denied the final out when the plate umpire lost track of the number of strikes on Roy Allan, who had three distinct strikes called on him but was hit by the next pitch to start the come-from-behind rally. The Nats led in hits by a 9 – 6 margin as Claude Alexander led the way with a triple and single. Abe Schraeder stroked three singles for the Hardwaremen.

Falby (L) and Fuller
Dobson (W) and King

FIRST-HALF STANDINGS      W      L       Pct.
Fawcett’s                11      4      .733
Fifth Battalion           7      4      .636
Sutherland                5      7      .417
C.N.R.                    3     11      .250  


(July 9)  After three failed attempts, each of which were thwarted by rain, the second-half of the City League schedule began with a mild surprise in that the C.N.R. contingent, doormats in the first-half, upset the Fifth Battalion 11 to 2 behind the sold four-hit pitching of Merrill Falby. Errors contributed to the downfall of the Veterans, seven in all fatally killing their chances. Art Roblin, with a triple and single, along with Claude Alexander, who clipped the orb for a double and one-bagger, were the offensive leading lights for the Railroaders.

Reid (L) and L. Hunter
Falby (W) and Fuller

(July 9)  First-half pennant-winning Fawcett’s started off the second-half of the schedule on the right foot, dumping the hosting Sutherland nine 12 to 8.It took an eight-run sixth inning for the Hardwaremen to pull off this come-from-behind victory. Jack Art smashed a four-bagger with one aboard for the winners. 

Watkins (W) and Talbot
T. Brady (L) and F. Brady

(July 16)  The C.N.R got past the homestanding Sutherland squad 8 to 6 in a rather mediocre exhibition of play. 

Roblin, Falby (W) and xxx
Butler (L), Scobie and xxx

(July 19)  Off to a flying start in the second-half of the schedule, the surprising C.N.R baseballers won their third in a row by nosing out Fawcett’s 5 to 4. Two runs in the seventh stanza brought the Railroaders from a one-run deficit to a come-from-behind victory. Both teams had just five hits as winning tosser Merril Falby and Lawson Atchison of the Hardwaremen were on their game. Both heavers yielded just one free pass. Almost all of the runs plated were unearned as errors were plentiful. Middle pasture patroller Gregory of the Nationals was the lone batter in the tilt who managed plural hit totals, singling twice. Third baseman Watkins of the vanquished nine launched a solo home run in the fifth frame.

L. Atchison (L) and Wilson
Falby (W) and Fuller

(July 21)  A flock of unearned runs earmarked the 7 to 6 triumph by the Fifth Battalion over Fawcett’s as each team was guilty of committing seven errors. Price, nicked for eight safeties, earned the hurling decision over southpaw Dobson who yielded seven base raps. Leading hitter in the clash was outfielder Stevens of the Hardwaremen who connected for a double and single.

Dobson (L) and Wilson
Price (W) and L. Hunter

(July 23)  Despite collecting only three hits, the rejuvenated C.N.R. diamondeers kept their second-half winning streak in tact by doubling Sutherland 4 to 2 in a darkness-shortened, six-inning event at City Park. Errors at critical times by his mates spelled doom for hard-luck losing hurler Gurnan. He struck out four, walked only one and gave up just one earned run. Winning chucker Art Roblin yielded six hits, issued four free passes, hit one batter and swished four. First sacker Jack Gillis of the Railroaders fielded his position in big-league style, had two of his team’s three base knocks, one of which was a double, and crossed the plate three times. 

Gurnan (L) and Rawles
Roblin (W) and Fuller

(July 26)  Fawcett’s travelled to Sutherland and took the hosting Railroad Towners into camp by a score of 5 to 3. The Hardwaremen, who pulled off two snappy double plays in support of winning slab artist Lawson Atchison, took a 3 – 0 lead in the first inning and were never headed.

L. Atchison (W) and Wilson
Gornan (L), Mitchell (5) and xxx

(July 26)  A porous infield that failed to give Fifth Battalion heaver Price much in the way of defensive support wasn’t sufficient to deter him from fashioning a four-hitter and leading the Militarists to an 11 to 6 triumph over the previously undefeated C.N.R. nine. The Trackmen looked like sure winners in the first inning as the Fifth booted everything that came their way and fell behind 5 – 0. Price whiffed six and didn’t walk a batter, maintaining his composure throughout as his mates began their comeback. The Nationals began to break down defensively as the game progressed as losing twirler Merrill Falby, who was yielded six hits, walked three and plunked three batters, started to to lose his touch. A nine-run third inning by the Soldiers put them solidly in control. Second sacker “Toad” Art of the winners had the best success against Falby, singling twice in three at-bats. Shortpatcher Stewart of the Railroaders launched the contest’s longest blow, a three-run round-tripper.
Falby (L) and Fuller
Price (W) and L. Hunter

(July 28)  Accumulating seven runs over the final three rounds, Fawcett’s staged a late comeback to edge past the C.N.R. 11 to 10 in a heavy-hitting City League affair. The Railroaders outswatted their opponents 14 to 11 but tossed that advantage away by committing six errors. The Nationals’s Lawson Atchison and Jack Gillis of the Hardwaremen distinguished themselves as being the top hitters for their respective teams, each stinging the pill for a double and two singles.

Gregory (L) and Fuller
Watkins (W) and Wilson

(July 30)  By virtue of a narrow 10 to 9 victory over Sutherland in a darkness-shortened tilt, the Fifth Battalion assumed first place in the second-half standings by mere percentage points over the C.N.R. aggregation. The game was replete with numerous fielding misplays by the visiting Suburbanites plus an ample supply of hitting. Although nicked for ten hits, Alex Reid managed to grab the complete-game mound victory over Mitchell. Reid also emerged as the contest’s most consistent hitter, banging out three singles. His batterymate, catcher Len Hunter, added offensive support by clouting a four-bagger.  

Mitchell (L) and F. Brady
Reid (W) and L. Hunter

STANDINGS                 W       L       Pct.
Fifth Battalion           3       1      .750
C.N.R.                    4       2      .667
Fawcett’s                 3       2      .600
Sutherland                0       5      .000

(August 2)  The Fifth Battalion maintained their narrow margin atop the second-half standings by disposing of Fawcett’s 10 to 4 at City Park. Catcher Len Hunter belted his second homer in successive games for the Veterans with one mate aboard. Winning heaver Alex Reid had slightly the better of his mound joust with Lawson Atchison and was the recipient of steadier defensive support.

Reid (W) and L. Hunter
L. Atchison (L) and King

(August 2)  Sutherland went down to their sixth consecutive defeat, falling 6 to 2 to the invading C.N.R band of pastimers. Art Roblin secured the pitching win, allowing but four hits, while walking two and breezing three. Third baseman Moorish starred for the victors, claiming three safe swats and an equal number of stolen bases.

Roblin (W) and Taylor
Ireland (L) and F. Brady

(August 4)  The Fifth Battalion added another loss to the record of last-place Sutherland. No final score, game details or batteries were discovered in print.

(August 6)  Fawcett’s took a step up the City League ladder when they administered a 12 to 3 trouncing to cellar-dwelling Sutherland  at City Park. Edelman, on the mound for the hardware aggregation, had the better of mound joust with losing heaver Ireland and, spinning a three-hitter, could have had a shutout except for several walks plus some shoddy defensive work by his mates. Ireland allowed only five hits but received even worse fielding back-up than Edelman. 

Ireland (L) and F. Brady
Edelman (W) and King

(August 9)  A 5 to 2 conquest of Fawcett’s at City Park moved the C.N.R. diamond troopers to within percentage points of first-place Fifth Battalion. It was a hotly contested affair right from the start with the pitchers having the upper hand. The Railroaders managed only three bingles off losing heaver Lawson Atchison who was handicapped to a considerable extent through the inability of his receiver to hold him. Catcher Earl Fuller was charged with three passed balls, all of them coming after the batter had whiffed. Merrill Falby’s work on the hill for the winners was also superb as he limited the Hardwaremen to just four hits. Shortstop Jack Art delivered two of the three hits garnered by the winners. Leadoff hitter “Curly” Weldon of Fawcett’s slammed the very first pitch of the game for a home run.

L. Atchison (L) and Fuller
Falby (W) and Alexander

(August 9)  The Fifth Battalion travelled to Sutherland and cleaned up on the easterly villagers by a score of 6 to 1. The game was fast throughout and only two errors were committed, one by each team. Winning slabster Alex Reid was nicked for just two hits.Losing twirler Ireland tightened up after surrendering several bingles in the opening two sessions when the Militia scored five times.

Reid (W) and L. Hunter
Ireland (L) and Jefferson

(August 11)  Poor defensive support given to Alex Reid was the difference as the Fifth Battalion lost to Fawcett’s by a score of 5 to 1. Both winning moundsman Lawson Atchison and Reid allowed opposing batters four base raps, all singles, but Atchison was afforded much superior defensive aid by his infielders. Shortstop Aitken of the Hardwaremen was the only batter in the game with two safeties. Defensively, he also starred with a sensational unassisted double play.

L. Atchison (W) and J. Atchison
Reid (L) and L. Hunter

(August 13)  C.N.R. walloped visiting Sutherland 13 to 7 to take a half-game lead over the Fifth Battalion in the second-half standings. The Trackmen only had a 7 to 6 edge in base hits but were able to parlay nine errors by the Suburbanites into a number of tallies. Art Roblin picked up the complete-game knoll verdict as well as leading his team offensively with a brace of doubles.

Ireland (L) and Atchison
Roblin (W) and Taylor

STANDINGS                W       L       Pct.
C.N.R.                   7       2      .778
Fifth Battalion          6       2      .750
Fawcett’s                5       4      .556
Sutherland               0       9      .000

(August 16)  Mounting a late comeback, the Fifth Battalion came on strong to thwart the front-running C.N.R. nine 9 to 5 and move ahead of the Trackmen in the second-half standings. The Soldiers, outhit by a slim 8 to 7 margin, were fortunate to come out as winners as the Railroaders had more than their share of questionable umpire judgements go against them. Alex Reid copped the hurling verdict over Merrill Falby. Both tossers had five strikeouts. “Bunny” Clouston and Len Hunter of the Fifth, along with infielders Moorish and  Jack Art of the Nationals, each had two hits with Hunter and Moorish connecting for triples and Clouston a two-bagger.

Falby (L) and Taylor
Reid (W) and L. Hunter

(August 18)  Playing with a cold wind blowing across the diamond, Fawcett’s did the Fifth Battalion a big favor by up-ending the C.N.R. squad 10 to 4, moving the idle Veterans a full game up on the Railroaders. Lawson Atchison, on the clay heap for the Hardware aggregation, was especially good in the pinches and his teammates gave him fine support. Loser Art Roblin was a shade better but untimely bobbles behind him led to the defeat.

L. Atchison (W) and J. Atchison
Roblin (L) and King

(August 20)  Sutherland, with a revamped line-up including a Mercantile League battery, gave the heavy-hitting Fifth Battalion a run for their money before eventually losing out by a 7 to 4 tally. Alex Reid, on the hillock for the Militia, although wilder than usual, deserved the win as he dug himself out of a number of holes with clutch pitching.

Reid (W) and L. Hunter
Patterson (L) and Preston

(August 23)  The C.N.R. received a forfeiture victory when the homestanding Sutherland team failed to appear.

(August 23)  By dumping the Fawcett’s contingent 7 to 4 at City Park, the Fifth Battalion maintained their game-and-a-half hold on top spot in the second-half standings. With Alex Reid unavailable to pitch, the Veterans nominated “Bunny” Clouston to make a rare mound appearance and the versatile infielder did a creditable job on the knoll, limiting the Hardwaremen to just four hits. A well, he connected for the tilt’s longest blow, a triple. Losing hurler Lawson Atchison was not up to his usual self and gave up seven hits in the five-inning affair abbreviated by darkness. First baseman Turriff and middle infielder “Toad” Art of the Soldiers, along with Atchison, each stroked two singles for their respective teams.

Clouston (W) and L. Hunter
L. Atchison (L) and Weldon

(August 25)  A fighting C.N.R. band of City Leaguers stayed in contention for the second-half pennant by edging the front-running Fifth Battalion 3 to 2 to close the gap between the two rivals to just a half-game. Wally Taylor’s two-run circuit-clout sparked a three-run opening inning wherein the Railroaders did all their scoring. Winning slab artist Merrill Falby struck out eight, walked just one and gave up only one hit, a bases-empty home run to Len Hunter. Losing flinger Alex Reid was tagged for six safeties with four of them bunched in the first round when the Trackmen did all their damage. Keystone sacker Stewart of the Nats punched out two singles and was the lone batter in the game with plural hit figures.

Reid (L) and L. Hunter
Falby (W) and Taylor

(August 25)  In spite of being outswatted over the course of the game, Fawcett’s took the doormat Sutherland crew into camp by a score of 7 to 3.

Edelman (W) and Talbot
Patterson (L) and Preston

(August 27)  Sutherland annexed their first victory of the second-half of the schedule, trimming Fawcett’s by a score of 8 to 3. Winning tosser Ireland limited the Hardwaremen to just two hits. Smith started of the rubber for Fawcett’s but was tagged with the loss after being kayoed from the hill in the third inning. 

Ireland (W) and Preston
Smith (L), L. Atchison (3) and Hilldrup

(September 2)  The Fifth Battalion clinched the second-half pennant with a 5 to 1 triumph over last-place Sutherland. Weakness in the outfield was a major factor in the defeat of the Suburbanites as losing heaver Ireland pitched well and deserved a better fate. Jim Bainbridge was on the mound for the Battalion and, although he exhibited traces of wildness at times, pitched a steady game. With speed to burn, he rationed the Sutherlanders to just one hit.

Ireland (L) and xxx
Bainbridge (W) and xxx

(September 3)  Fawcett’s staged a comeback in the final game of the City League schedule to take down the C.N.R. diamondeers 7 to 3. Lawson Atchison earned the heaving victory over Del Kennedy who was chucking in his first mound assignment of the campaign.

L. Atchison (W) and Welby
Kennedy (L) and xxx

FINAL STANDINGS         W       L       Pct.
Fifth Battalion        10       3      .769
C.N.R.                  9       5      .643
Fawcett’s               8       6      .571
Sutherland              1      14      .067

(September 6 – 7)  Northern Saskatchewan Senior Amateur Baseball Championship

Nothing was found in print to indicate that a 1920 playoff final series was held between Fawcett’s (first-half winners) and the Fifth Battalion (second-half winners).

Instead, an all-star aggregation from the four member teams in Saskatoon was formed and played a best-of-five challenge series against the Prince Albert All-Stars for the 1920 Northern Saskatchewan crown.

Prince Albert City League All-Stars vs Saskatoon City League All-Stars (best-of-five series)

(September 6)  The Saskatoon contingent invaded Prince Albert  for doubleheader action and copped the first two tussles in the best-of-five series, downing their hosts 2 to 1 in the opener and then doubling the gang from the Gateway to the North 4 to 2 in the late encounter. First baseman Campbell had three hits for the winning Hub City nine in the curtain raiser. 

Lyle (W) and Taylor
Lee (L) and McNeil

Merrill Falby earned the complete game mound triumph for the Saskatonians in the finale, spinning a two-hitter. Keystone sacker Allen registered both Prince Albert hits. 

Falby (W) and Taylor
Thompson, (L), Lee and McNeil 

(September 7)  Saskatoon completed the sweep by edging the tough Prince Albert squad 2 to 1 as winning tosser Lawson Atchison limited the vanquished nine to just one safety. Abe Schrader’s seventh-inning two-bagger drove in the winning marker.

Cummings (L) and McNeil 
Atchison (W) and Taylor


A five-team circuit, the 1920 Regina Northside Baseball League provided players for the Regina Victorias, the squad representing the Queen City in inter-city competition, most frequently against an elite group of senior amateurs from Moose Jaw, known as the Millers.

Imperial Oil
Success College
Winners Club

(May 13)  Winners drubbed Imperial Oil 11 to 4 in the opening game of the Northside Baseball League season. Winning pitcher Bill Bannister went the route on the hillock, yielding seven hits. Starter “Casey” Moroschan of the Oilers was tagged with the defeat but none of the four counters tallied against him were earned. Stew Leigh had a double and two singles for the Clubbers while teammate Jack Rowand clouted a home run and a one-bagger.

Moroschan (L), Gottselig (7) and Edge
Bannister (W) and Leigh, Spence

(May 14)  The hard-hitting Mounties proved too much for the invading Y.M.C.A. nine, winning out 12 to 2 at the R.C.M.P. barracks.

Miller (L) and Cooper
Stata (W) and Belcher

(May 18)  The Y.M.C.A. defeated Imperial Oil 12 to 10 at the latter’s grounds. The Oilmen threatened in the final frame, with the bases loaded and two down but Lucas grounded out to end the game. The batting of Campbell of the Imperials was a feature of the game.

(May 19)  In a wild-and-wooly Northside League affair, the R.C.M.P. outlasted Success College 23 to 20. Third baseman McTavish of the Mounties paced all batters with five hits, all singles. Shortstop Phillips nailed a triple and two singles for the Success squad while teammates Black and  J. Rittinger each picked up a double and a brace of one-baggers. First sacker Bird of the losers picked up the game’s lone circuit-clout to go along with a one-base rap.

Rogers, Stata, Lewis and Belcher
Bolster, xxx, xxx and J. Rittinger

(May 28)  After a lapse of nine days with the professional Regina Senators on a home stand, the Northside loop returned to action at Park de Young where Winners continued their victory pace with a 9 to 0 whitewashing of the Y.M.C.A. The final score was not truly indicative of the play as Winners only had a 5 to 4 margin in base hits. The loose defensive play of the “Y” aggregation was a main factor in their one-sided loss. Bill Bannister fanned six and did not issue a base-on-balls in going the distance for the mound verdict. Jack Rowand of the Clubbers, with a pair of safeties, was the only batter in the game to achieve plural hit totals.

Bannister (W) and Leigh
Slovich (L) and Cooper

(June 2)  Bill Bannister hurled his second consecutive shutout victory in pitching Winners to a 7 to 0 blanking of Success College. Bannister limited the Collegians to just four safeties. He also picked up two hits as did teammates Gord Grassick and Howie Milne.

Bolster (L) and J. Rittinger
Bannister (W) and Leigh, Spence

(June 7)  The R.C.M.P. overcame a seven-run deficit to record a 17 to 13 come-from-behind victory over Imperial Oil in a ragged Northside League tilt at Park de Young. The game was called after 7-1/2 frames because of darkness. Second-inning reliever Lewis struggled to the knoll win while Pete Gottselig was tagged with the loss. Lewis and shortpatcher LaFromboise were the demons with the cudgel for the Mounties, each delivering four hits.

Moroschan, Gottselig (L) (7) and McInnis
Stata, Lewis (W) (2) and Suter

(June 8)  Success Business College started quickly and grabbed their first win of the campaign, taking a 5 to 3 decision from the Y.M.C.A. at Park de Young. A. Ritter gave up seven hits in securing the knoll victory. The Collegians were sparked offensively by third baseman Bill Baldwin who had three safe blows.

A. Rittinger (W) and J. Rittinger
Slovich (L) and Cooper

(June 9)  Winners defeated the R.C.M.P. 21 to 8 in a ragged slugfest at Park de Young. The teams combined for 32 hits with the victors acquiring 17 of them. The Clubbers ran across runs in every inning but the second. Jack Rowand was top dog with the baton for Winners, driving out a triple and three doubles. Teammate “Slats” Drew clouted a home run and a pair of singles. For the Mounties, catcher Brian Timmis pounded a three-bagger and a couple of one-base hits.

Stata (L), Rogers and Timmis
Bannister (W) and Leigh

STANDINGS              W       L       Pct.
Winners                4       0     1.000
R.C.M.P.               3       1      .750
Success                1       2      .333
Y.M.C.A.               1       3      .250
Imperial Oil           0       3      .000  

(June 18)  Winners defeated Imperial Oil at the latter’s grounds in a free-hitting game. Stew Leigh blasted a home run, double and single in support of winning pitcher Cathro. Jack Rowand also clubbed a four-bagger for the victors while outfielder Knowles contributed a double and a pair of singles. Shortstop Edge was best with the lumber for the Imperials, stroking a two-bagger and a couple of one-base raps. 

Cathro (W), Bannister (6) and Leigh, Spence
Inglis (L) and Stein

(June 21)  The R.C.M.P. solidified their hold on second place by outlasting the Y.M.C.A. 16 to 14. The highlight of the game was  home run by Eadie, the new third baseman of the Y’s-men. Ninth-inning reliever Lewis did a superb job in preserving the win for the Mounties.

xxx (W), Lewis (9) and xxx
xxx (L) and xxx

(June 22)  The Winners baseball team maintained their unbeaten record when they edged the Success College nine 5 to 4 at Park de Young. Vadis Lindsay, in the middle garden spot for Winners, was the hero of the hectic struggle with superb fielding plus three safe blows. His most impactful hit was a three-run double in the eighth episode. 

Menlove (L) and Irvin
xxx (W) and xxx

(June 23)  Terence Kain pitched Imperial Oil to their first victory of the season, a 6 to 4 triumph over the Y.M.C.A. in an encounter halted after six innings because of rain. Kain, with a four-hitter plus 11 strikeouts, and losing tosser Adamson, who limited the Oilmen to just three safeties, battled fiercely for supremacy throughout with errors accounting for a hefty percentage of the runs tallied. The Y’s-men lodged a protest regarding the eligibility of Kain.

Kain (W) and McInnis
Adamson (L) and Cooper

(June 29)  The front-running Winners Club blasted the Y.M.C.A. 15 to 2 to maintain their unblemished record.

Cathro (W) and Spence
xxx (L) and Cooper

(June 29)  Success College continued their improved play of late by defeating the R.C.M.P. 16 to 11 at the barracks.  Heavy hitting of the part of Success catcher “Chum” Irvin was a feature of the contest.

Menlove (W), A. Rittinger and Irvin
Lewis (L) and Wilson

(July 2)  The RC.M.P. annexed a wild game from Imperial Oil, downing the Petroleum Pack 14 to 10.

Lewis (W) and xxx
Thompson, Kain (L) and xxx

(July 5)  Despite having a hefty 15 to 7 advantage in base hits, the best that the Imperial Oil nine could do was to engage in an 11 – 11 tie with Success College. Len McDougall and “Casey” Moroschan of the Oilmen each had three hits with a double included in McDougall’s total. A. Rittinger of Success also had three safe swats, one of which was a two-bagger. 

Bolster, A. Rittinger and Irvin, Longpre (5)
Kain and  McDougall

(July 8)  A 17-hit offense wasn’t sufficient to carry the error-prone Y.M.C.A. squad to victory as the Success College nine prevailed 12 to 8. Losing pitcher Slovich emerged as the top hitter in the clash, slashing four singles off his mound opponent, winning heaver Maurice Menlove. Mickey Longpre swatted a double and two singles for the Collegians.

Menlove (W) and Irvin
Slovich (L) and Parker

(July 28)  Play resumed after a long layoff and saw the R.C.M.P. blank the Y.M.C.A.7 to 0. Winning tosser Lewis fashioned a two-hitter, walked three and fanned ten. Stew Lindsay ripped three singles for the winners while Lewis and outfielder Tillcox registered two safeties.

Slovich (L) and Cooper
Lewis (W) and Timmins

(July 29)  The Y.M.C.A. doubled Imperial Oil 12 to 6 at Park de Young. Leading the 13-hit attack launched by the Y’s-men was third baseman Cooper who clipped the orb for a triple, double and two singles. Teammate Elder came through with a two-bagger and a brace of singles. Winning chucker Peters went the distance and was touched for six safeties including a double and single by “Casey” Moroschan.

Peters (W) and Parker
Kain (L), Hay (2) and McInnis

(August 2)  The R.C.M.P. nipped Success College 2 to 1 in a hotly-contested affair at Parde Young. Both winning heaver Lewis and A. Rittinger of the Collegians were nicked for ten hits but did their best work with ducks on the pond. A base hit by backup catcher Martindale won the game for the Mounties. Lewis tripled and singled to help his own cause on the knoll. Top swatsmith in the contest was Success first sacker Maurice Menlove who stroked three singles.

Lewis (W) and Timmis, Martindale 
A. Ritter (L) and Irvin

(August 3)  Winners and the Y.M.C.A. played an exciting and hard-fought 12-inning game at Park de Young which had to be curtailed because of darkness. The hostilities ended in a 6 – 6 saw-off in which the lead vacillated back-and-forth until the very end as the lowly Y’s Men gave the top-dog Clubmen everything they had. With ducks on the pond, outer pasture defender Knowles made a shoe-string catch in the eleventh frame which undoubtedly saved the game for Winners. Then, in the third session of overtime, Winners’ catcher Stew Leigh nailed a solo homer but the Y.M.C.A. gang came right back with a singleton in their half of the stanza to tie the count. Leigh had a pair of one-baggers in addition to his tater to lead all swatters. Second baseman Slovich had a double and two singles for the vanquished nine.

Bannister and Leigh
Peters and Parker

(August 4)  Overcoming a lead at which one time amounted to the stupendous proportions of seven runs, the Imperial Oil team delighted their following by squeezing out an 11 to 10 victory over the R.C.M.P. at Park de Young. Russell Cook was on the slab for the victorious Oilmen who were outswatted to the tune of 15 to 11. Keystone sacker Terence Kain used his mighty cudgel and his fleet legs to drive in three counters in addition to plating a pair himself, accounting, therefore, for nearly half of the Imperial tallies. Rival shortpatchers, George Hay of the victors and the Mounties’ Stew Lindsay, both stung the horsehide for three safeties.

Cook (W) and McInnis
Rogers, Lewis (L) and Timmis

(August 5)  Getting away to a flying start, the Success College diamond pastimers cruised to a 10 to 6 conquest of the Y.M.C.A. A big nine-spot in the opening stanza pretty well sealed the deal for the Collegians who, over the course of the nine frames, were out-hit by a 13 to 11 margin. Leading willow wielders in the fracas were shortstop Elder and first-inning fireman Slovich of the Y’s Men who both creamed the orb for a triad of bingles.

Menlove (W) and Irvin
Ditlove (L), Slovich (1) and Parker

(August 7)  (August 7)  By defeating the Imperial Oil 17 to 1, Winners clinched the Northside League pennant. The Clubbers, behind the eight-hit tossing of Bill Bannister, collected no less than 24 base blows of which catcher Stew Leigh delivered six. 

Kain (L), Hay and McInnis
Bannister (W) and Leigh

(August 10)  Portside chucker Maurice Menlove stymied the previously unbeaten Winners’ nine on four hits in leading the Success College diamondeers to a convincing 9 to 1 triumph over the league leaders. The left-handed swatters from Winners were virtually helpless against the southpaw slants of Menlove. Pacing the 11-hit offense of the victors were third baseman Bill Molisky and Menlove who both ripped a double and single.

Bannister (L) and Spence
Menlove (W) and Irwin 

Winners               9       1      .900
R.C.M.P.              7       4      .636
Success College       5       4      .556
Y.M.C.A.              2       8      .200
Imperial Oil          1       7      .125

(August 11)  Imperial Oil moved out of the cellar of the Regina Northside Baseball League by clobbering the Y.M.C.A. aggregation 11 to 2. Winning moundsman George Hay whiffed 13 batters while yielding six hits. First baseman Heffernan and Hay both stroked a trio of safe swats with one of Heffernan’s blows falling in for two bases. 

Hay (W) and McInnis
Slovich (L) and Parker

(August 12)  Winners defeated the R.C.M.P. 9 to 8 in a wild an exciting Northside League fixture. A bases-loaded single by flychaser Vadis Lindsay in the bottom of the ninth panel drove in the tying and winning markers for the Clubmen.

Holmes, Lewis (L) and and Lewis, Timmis
Leigh, Conrod, Bannister (W) and Spence

(August 13)  Success College defeated Imperial Oil. No final score, game details or batteries found in print.

Final Standings        W      L       Pct.
Winners               10      1      .909
Success College        6      4      .600
R.C.M.P.               7      5      .583
Imperial Oil           2      8      .200
Y.M.C.A.               2      9      .182

(August 21)  The Winners Club and the Dominion Life squad of Moose Jaw divided an exhibition twin-bill in the Queen City with the hosts prevailing 11 to 0 in the opener and the Insurance Men rebounding for an 11 to 1 decision in the nightcap.

McEwan (L) and R. Johnson
Menlove (W) and Leigh

Haig (W) and R. Johnson
Bannister (L), Menlove and Leigh


Shamrocks (first-series champions) vs Knights of Columbus (second-series winner)

(September 2)  The Shamrocks bounced the Knights of Columbus 9 to 0 to easily capture the 1920 Prince Albert City Baseball League title and the Wright Cup. Winning moundsman Frank Lyle struck out five in tossing a one-hitter.

Marshall (L), Lee (2) and McNeil
Lyle (W) and Sprainer



Final Standings
Parkside     4 – 2     .667
Leask        4 – 2     .667
Shellbrook   2 – 3     .400
Canwood      1 – 4     .200

Neither a first-place tie-breaker nor any playoffs played


Shaw’s Candy Factory (first-half winners) vs the Press (second-half winners) 
Best-of-three series

(September 11)  Coming from behind, the Shaw Candy Boys scored an 8 to 7 victory over the Press in the free-swinging opener of the best-of-three series. Neither pitcher was at his best as the two clubs accumulated 26 base hits with the victors accounting for 14 of them. Second baseman Furchner led the winners at the dish with a double and a pair of one-baggers. Losing twirler Gibson drilled a triple to go along with a brace of singles.

Gallant (W) and Armstrong
Gibson (L) and R. Johnson

(September 14)  The Press drew even with Shaw’s in the Commercial League finals when they bombarded losing chucker George Haigh for 15 base blows in romping to a 9 to 4 triumph. Winning tosser Jim MacDonald struck out nine, walked an equal number and limited the Candy Makers to three hits in taking the complete game victory. First sacker Joe Upex was tops with the willow for the winners as he blasted a home run and a double.

MacDonald (W) and R. Johnson
Haigh (L) and Armstrong

(September 16)  Behind the one-hit pitching of big Jim MacDonald, the Press captured the 1920 Moose Jaw Commercial League championship with a 4 to 1 win over the Shaw’s Candy Factory team. Losing pitcher George Haigh also had a stellar game on the hillock, surrendering just four hits. MacDonald whiffed eleven while Haigh fanned seven. Shortstop Gibson of the Press nine was the only batter to register two hits, coming through with a double and a single.

Haigh (L) and Armstrong
MacDonald (W) and R. Johnson


An independent club, the 1920 Yorkton seniors were one of the top non-pro clubs on the prairies. According to the calculations of the local Yorkton paper, the team played 55 games, posting 43 wins, 8 losses and 4 ties.

(June 5)   Playing at Kamsack, the Yorkton nine took both games of Saturday's double-header, 8-4 and 8-2.

(June 9)  Yorkton scored twice in the first inning and twice in the seventh and last frame to edge Kamsack 4-3 in the opening game of a Wednesday double-header. Trailing 3-2, Lamson reached on an error and "Dude" Eckhardt singled to set the stage for Thor Thorarinson who smacked a single to plate both runners  to give Yorkton the lead. The home squad got one in the bottom of the final but fell just short. Sigurdson got the win scattering nine hits while Thrall, who allowed just six, took the loss.

Sigurdson (W) and Thorarinson
Thrall (L) and Lynch

Yorkton also took the second game, 6-1, behind the hurling of Lefty Kaye.

Kaye (W) and xxx
xxx and xxx

(June 10)  At Melville, the home squad delighted the local fans with a 10-4 upset of the powerful Yorkton independents. 

(June 18)  Yorkton had little trouble with Oakhill Friday notching a 12-4 victory.  The visitors scored all their runs in the third inning, helped by Yorkton bobbles.

Gus Smith (L) and Leah
Sigurdson, Kaye and Thorarinson

(June 22)  Yorkton captured top money at the eight-team Binscarth Tournament Tuesday defeating Welwyn in the final as Lefty Kaye hurled a gem. They romped over Churchbridge 13-1 after opening the tourney with a victory over Russell with both Hank Sigurdson and Kaye handling the mound work.  Sam Sigurdson's homer against Russell was one of the longest drives ever at the Binscarth diamond.

(June 26)   Churchbridge managed just three hits off Sigurdson but posted a 6-2 win over Yorkton Saturday. Yorkton took the lead with a pair in the first inning, helped by two third strike pitches dropped by the Churchbridge catcher, but Everett settled down to blank Yorkton the rest of the way. Churchbridge collected three in the first on a hit and two errors, added one in the sixth on a walk and two errors and finished with two in the eighth on a hit and three errors. Yorkton cracked three hits in the fifth but had two of the runners cut down at the plate.

Sigurdson (L) and xxx
Everett (W) and Montgomery

(June 29)   At the eight-team McNutt Tournament, Yorkton again won top money sailing through the competition. They whipped Roblin 8-1 in their opener behind Sigurdson, then dropped Tumble as Lefty Kaye hurled and crushed Calder in the final, 11-0.

(July 1)   Yorkton fell behind 4-1 to Oak Hill in the fourth inning of the final but rebounded in a big way Thursday to capture the July 1st tournament at Melville.  Yorkton scored seven late runs to notch an 8-4 victory in the money game. Sigurdson hurled a four-hitter and fanned 13 in going the route for the winners. Gus Smith, who also had 13 strikeouts, took the loss.

Sigurdson (W) and Thorarinson
Gus Smith (L) and xxx

In their seven-inning first game, Yorkton jumped into the lead with a pair in the first inning on Cobb's two-bagger and romped to an easy 11-2 triumph behind Lefty Kaye.

Kaye (W) and Thorarinson
McDermid (L) and xxx

More than two thousand people attended the games.

(July 8)  At the Russell Tournament Thursday, Yorkton disposed of four contenders on the day to win the ten-team event.  Sigurdson tossed a shutout as Yorkton blanked Welwyn 6-0 in their opening game. Lefty Kaye handled the mound work in a 12-3 win over Churchbridge and, in their toughest battle of the day, Yorkton got by Russell 5-1 in a semi-final contest. The final was a runaway as Yorkton staged their biggest swatfest of the season driving in 19 runs in five innings. Solsgirth, with none, quit at the end of the fifth.

(July 12)   The Kamsack tournament turned into a fiasco Monday as Yorkton walked off the field, and forfeited their second game to Kamsack, to protest the umpiring. They had posted a 5-0 win over Stenen in the first round.

(July 14)   At the Churchbridge Sports Day, Yorkton won yet again defeated both Churchbridge teams, 10-2 and 3-0.  Lefty Kaye tossed the shutout for Yorkton besting Everett for the host nine.

xxx and xxx
xxx and xxx

Kaye (W) and Thorarinson
Everett (L) and Montgomery

(July 19)   Yorkton and Broadview's second team tied for first money at the Broadview Tournament Monday as the teams fought to a 5-5 draw in a game called after six innings because of darkness. Yorkton had taken the lead with three in the first and another two in the top of the second but, on three hits and three errors, Broadview notched five in the second to knot the count.

In their first game, Yorkton came from behind with three in the seventh inning to edge Melville 6-5.  Singles by Hank Sigurdson and Sam Sigurdson, two errors and a pair of ground outs provided enough for the victory. In the bottom of the seventh, McDougall smacked a three-bagger for Melville but was thrown out at the plate trying to stretch it into a home run.

Kaye, Sigurdson and Thorarinson
Brillon (L) and McDonald

xxx and xxx
xxx and xxx

(July 20)   Filling in for the Colored Giants, who were held up at the border by immigration officials, Melville rushed to Yorkton to take on the locals before a crowd of about 500. The game didn't start until 7:45 and lasted just five innings before darkness intervened. Yorkton, behind Lefty Kaye's two-hitter, prevailed 3-0. Brillon, for Melville, allowed just three hits. All three runs came in the third inning as Doole led off with a two-bagger and scored on a throwing error. With two runners aboard on walks, Eckhardt's long blow brought in a pair.

Brillon (L) and McDonald
Kaye (W) and Thorarinson

(July 26)   Yorkton broke up a tight game with a seven run outburst in the fifth inning and dumped Churchbridge 9-0 as Lefty Kaye & Hank Sigurdson combined on a a two-hitter.  In the seventh, Eckhardt singled in a pair after Yorkton loaded the bases on a lead-off hit by Doole, a walk to Tait and a single by Sam SigurdsonVannest drove in another and Hank Sigurdson's two-bagger brought in two more. Doole, up for the second time in the inning, drove in two when his hit to short was fumbled by Anderson.

Everett (L), A.Johnson and J.Montgomery
Kaye, Sigurdson (W) (2) and Thorarinson

(July 27)   At the four-team Stornoway Sports Day, Yorkton has an easy time with a pair of shutouts, 5-0 over Calder and 11-0 over Rhein.  The twin victories brought the team's record to 31 wins, 1 tie and 4 loses. Lefty Kaye had the first game victory with Sigurdson tossing the shutout in the second.

(August 4)   After being held to a tie by Broadview in their last meeting, Yorkton made certain Wednesday, pounding out 13 hits in a 12-0 thrashing. Lefty Kaye held the visitors to just two hits.

Spike Collins (L) and Collins
Kaye (W) and Thorarinson

(August 6)  In the best game of the season at Yorkton, the locals battled to a 3-3 draw Friday with the Brandon Greys in an exhibition tilt at the Fair Grounds. The game was called after nine innings as Brandon had to catch the train for the ride home. Lefty Kaye was superb for the locals with a five-hit, 16-strikeout performance. Robinson yielded just seven for Brandon. Brandon took the lead with a run in the second inning as Wilkinson walked, advanced on a passed ball and came home when Yorkton's centre fielder lost Brandt's fly ball in the sun. In the fourth Wilkinson tripled and scored on Brandt's single.  Yorkton roared back in the fifth, scoring all three of its runs. "Dude" Eckhardt's two-bagger drove in Doole and Tait and Cobb followed with a single to put Yorkton in the lead 3-2. However, the visitors got the tying marker in the sixth on Lorne Chabot's single to right. The game drew the largest and most enthusiastic crowd of the season.

Robinson and Brandt
Kaye and Thorarinson

(August 12)   In what was called "one of the greatest ball games in Yorkton's history" the locals defeated the Brandon Greys 6-3 Thursday to add to their outstanding season.  Both teams played errorless ball and featured strong defensive play.  A five-run explosion in the fifth inning for Yorkton proved enough for the win. Yorkton punched out ten hits, two each by Tait, Sam Sigurdson and Hank Sigurdson. Brandon had nine, with Cochlan, Alex Falconer and Glen Cousley, each with two.  Lefty Kaye went the route, with eight strikeouts, for the win.

Early (L) and Cochlan
Kaye (W) and Thorarinson

(August 14)   Playing at Brandon, Yorkton split a pair, losing the first game 8-3 before notching a 3-2 win in the second. The Greys broke a 2-2 tie with five runs in the fifth inning in the first game victory. Early racked up 14 strikeouts, with two free passes, in posting the pitching win over Sigurdson. He also led the hitters, smacking a double and two singles for Brandon. Shortstop Herb Stuart and first sacker Lorne Chabot each had a pair of safeties. Lamson and Tait had two hits apiece for Yorkton.

Sigurdson (L) and Thorarinson
Early (W) and Cochlan

George "Lefty" Kaye held Brandon to five hits in the seven-inning second game to post the win. He had seven strikeouts. Shortstop Sam Sigurdson had the big bat for Yorkton pounding a home run in the first inning and later adding a two-bagger. Catcher Brandt had the big blow for Brandon, a triple in the sixth. However, he was thrown out trying to steal home.

Kaye (W) and Thorarinson
Crawford (L) and Brandt

(August 18)  Melville shaded Kamsack 3-2 to win the Yorkton Tournament. Leshler pitched a steady game for the winners, helped by an adroit infield.

Larsen, Gibson and xxx
Leshler (W) and xxx

In the first game. George Gibson, late of the Moose Jaw Robin Hoods of the Western Canada League, was superb in going the full 10-innings as Kamsack downed Yorkton 4-1. In the top of the tenth, Kamsack got three singles and a two-bagger to push in three runs for the victory. Sigurdson took the loss.

Gibson (W) and Lynch
Sigurdson (L) and Thorarinson

The third game, between the two losers, Yorkton and Kamsack, ended abruptly when Kamsack quit the field after Yorkton had scored twice in the opening frame.

(August 31)   Meanwhile, Yorkton had another successful diamond team that was feted at the Rex Cafe August 31st for their 14-4 campaign. Each member of the Yorkton Amateur Baseball Club was presented with a solid gold signet ring.  Those presented were Harold Ripple, catcher; Joe Conn, pitcher; Sam Sumky, pitcher; George Patrick, first base; C.Beck, second base; C.Boruff, third base; A. Smith, shortstop; A. McLeay, right field; G.Doidge, centre field; E.Schramm, left field, and M.Poulter, captain and manager.


Two teams from each of the North Central and Long Lake Baseball Leagues of a season previous joined forces in 1920 to create the North Central – Long Lake Baseball League. The bylaws of the new circuit allowed no more than three professional players on each team’s roster at any given time. The champions from the 1919 North Central loop, Aylesbury, prevailed as pennant winners in the inaugural campaign after a close race with both the Craik and Liberty entries. Holdfast, the fourth member of the alliance, had difficulty staying competitive from the outset, and withdrew from the league after losing their first six starts. 

Tournament and exhibition games featuring the member teams were frequent and seemed to have equal, if not greater, priority than league commitments. 

Holdfast *

* folded after six games

FINAL STANDINGS        P     W     L     Pct.
Aylesbury             10     7     3    .700
Craik                 10     6     4    .600
Liberty               10     5     5    .500
Holdfast *             6     0     6    .000

* disbanded after six games


(May 28)  The Liberty nine journeyed to Holdfast and thumped their hosts 12 to 3 in a pre-season exhibition tilt. Hans Larson pitched a good game for the winners while Howell, Holdfast’s hurler, distinguished himself by belting a pair of home runs.

(May 31)  Playing through frigid weather conditions, homestanding Aylesbury scored three times in the second inning and went on to defeat Craik in an error-filled exhibition contest.

Ray Hill (L) and Steinert
Spencer (W) and E. Dreschler

(June 7)  Invading Liberty doubled the Craik diamond pastimers 8 to 4 in a pre-season exhibition encounter. Craik’s Ray Hill was nicked with the hillock defeat.


(June 18)  Aylesbury triumphed over Craik 4 to 1 in a well-played exhibition of baseball.

(June 21)  Liberty thumped homestanding Holdfast 12 to 2.

(June 22)  By defeating hosting Liberty 8 to 3, the Aylesbury baseballers took over top spot in the North Central – Long Lake Baseball League.

(June 23)  Rain limited an exhibition clash between Craik and the visiting Imperial nine to just five innings as Craik prevailed 3 to 1. The hosts had four new players in the lineup including winning pitcher “Casey” Moroschan of Regina. Other newcomers added to the Craik roster were pitcher Bill “Lefty” Lesher of Kerrobert, third baseman Steve Ayres of Los Angeles and shortstop “Porky” Dallas of Spokane.

(June 24)  Aylesbury Tournament  - Aylesbury captured top money in their own tournament, defeating “Lefty” Lesher and his Craik teammates 5 to 1 in the tourney final. Lesher fanned eleven in absorbing the loss. Craik, with Ray Hill toeing the rubber, qualified for the final by crushing Keeler 17 to 7 while Aylesbury knocked off Bethune. 

(June 25)  In exhibition action, the Liberty team just failed in their ninth-inning comeback attempt, dropping a 7 to 6 decision to the Craik baseball club. “Casey” Moroschan of the winners pitched shutout ball for the first eight innings before defensive lapses by his teammates in the ninth allowed the visitors to plate six counters.

(June 28)  Stalwart tournament -  Imperial squeezed past Craik 3 to 2 in the opening game of the Stalwart tournament for both squads. Catcher Willard of Imperial and Craik third sacker Steve Ayres both clipped the orb for a double and single.

Lesher (L) and Steinert
Dahms (W) and Willard

(June 28)  Composed entirely of local players, not one of whom is a paid professional, the Aylesbury pastimers kept their undefeated record in tact, scoring four times in the opening canto to take down Liberty 4 to 1.

(June 29)  Craik visited Liberty and emerged with a 6 to 1 victory behind the seven-hit pitching of “Casey” Moroschan. “Porky” Dallas led the victors with the lumber, stroking a double and two singles.

Moroschan (W) and Steinert
H. Larson (L) and xxx

(July 1)  Craik Dominion Day Tournament -  With perfect weather conditions in play, Craik hosted a five-team Dominion Day tournament and came away as winners, defeating Aylesbury by the decisive score of 9 to 3 in the tourney final. Fully 4,000 baseball fans witnessed the action. In first-round play, Aylesbury drew the bye as Imperial walloped Sand Hills by a large margin and Craik defeated Liberty 5 to 3 in a finely-pitched game in which Bill “Lefty” Lesher tossed a two-hitter for the win. Catcher Steinert had three of the five Craik hits off losing twirler Hans Larson.

H. Larson (L) and Sluman
Lesher (W) and Steinert

In the semi-final round, Craik had the bye as Aylesbury eliminated Liberty 7 to 5.

The finale was a walkaway for the hosts as they lit up losing flinger Oscar Amundrud for 17 base blows including three each by third baseman “Casey” Moroschan, initial sacker Johnstone and winning chucker H. Morrison. Middle pasture patroller F. Jennings had three of the six Aylesbury safeties.

Morrison (W) and Steinert
O. Amundrud (L) and E. Dreschler

(July 5)  Loreburn tournament - The Craik baseball club won the six-team Loreburn tournament, edging Hawarden 5 to 4 in the tourney final after disposing of Tugaske 11 to 2 in the opening round and hosting Loreburn 3 to 0 in semi-final action. Ray Hill copped the complete-game mound triumph against Hawarden with Steinert as his batterymate. Bill “Lefty” Lesher punched out 13 Loreburn batters in the second-round tussle, firing a two-hitter.
“Casey” Moroschan was on the slab for Craik in the showdown match for first-prize money. 

(July 6)  After a strenuous day at the Loreburn tournament, Craik travelled to Imperial for an exhibition match and fell 13 to 12 to their hosts in a poorly-played slugfest as losing chucker Ray Hill was far from being in top form.

(July 7)  League-leading Aylesbury whitewashed visiting Craik 8 to 0, lighting up losing slab artist “Casey” Moroschan for three home runs in the process. Keystone sacker Oscar Jennings and shortstop G. Spencer led the victors with the baton, each coming through with a triad of safe swats. Oscar Amundrud fanned seven while hurling a five-hitter for the win. 

Moroschan (L) and Steinert
O. Amundrud (W) and E. Dreschler

(July 8)  The Regina Imperial Life balltossers, an independent aggregation from the Queen City, nosed out the hosting Craik nine 2 to 1 in a hard-fought exhibition tussle. Both pitchers of record, winning tosser Russell White and losing finger “Lefty” Lesher were in top form, each being nicked for just four safeties. Lesher whiffed 15 while White, with his brother Bill behind the plate, breezed 13. Craik flychaser Johnstone, with two hits, was the lone player in the game to acquire plural hit totals.

White (W) and W. White
Lesher (L) and Steinert

(July 9)  Although out-hit by an 8 to 6 margin, Craik managed to double the homestanding Liberty squad 4 to 2. Ray Hill notched the mound victory at the expense of Hans Larson. Liberty third baseman McLean doubled twice in a losing cause. Larson drilled a pair of singles as did first sacker “Casey” Moroschan of Craik who also added a successful pair of base thefts. The win was the fourth straight for Craik over the Liberty aggregation.

Ray Hill (W) and Steinert
H. Larson (L), Frieze and Tannahill, Clendenning

(July 12)  Liberty and hosting Aylesbury locked horns in a clash which took eleven innings to complete before the league-leaders prevailed 5 to 4. Aylesbury infielder Frank Spencer had a round-tripper in support of winning pitcher Oscar Amundrud.

Frieze (L) and xxx
O. Amundrud (W) and xxx

(July 13)  Liberty tournament - The Liberty troop of diamondeers annexed top money in their own tournament, clipping Craik 9 to 6 in a ragged finale in which both pitchers were freely hit. Earlier, Craik had qualified to meet the hosts by whitewashing Aylesbury 12 to 0 behind the three-hit, 13 strikeout performance of “Lefty” Lesher.

(July 16)  Craik narrowly defeated first-place Aylesbury 3 to 2 to inch closer to the league-leaders. Winning tosser “Lefty” Lesher rang up 16 punchouts in his pitching duel with loser Oscar Amundrud. Both chuckers were nicked for just three hits. Amundrud breezed five and surrendered the game’s lone extra-base blow, a double to Craik infielder Steve Ayres.

O. Amundrud (L) and E. Dreschler
Lesher (W) and Steinert

(July 19)  Tugaske tournament - Craik’s baseball team captured first money in the tournament held in conjunction with the Tugaske Sports Day. They won three games, defeating Lawson 8 to 1, Liberty 7 to 1 and Loreburn 10 to 2. Oscar Amundrud, recruited from Aylebury for the tourney, toiled on the hill for the first and third games against Lawson and Loreburn while “Lefty” Lesher was on the bump for the contest against Liberty which proved to be the stiffest test of the day. It wasn’t until the eighth stanza that Craik broke open a 1 – 1 stalemate, scoring six times to clinch the game. Lesher yielded six hits and whiffed ten in earning the hillock verdict.

Lesher (W) and Steinert
Newhouse (L) and Clendenning 

(July 20)  After three gruelling tournament games played in Tugaske the day previous, the Craik baseballers put on a listless performance in falling to the hosting Liberty contingent 8 to 2 in a regularly-scheduled North Central – Long Lake clash.

Ray Hill (L) and Steinert
Frieze (W) and xxx

(July 24)  Keeping the late-season heat on the top-dog Aylesbury diamond troopers, the visiting Craik baseball club blanked their hosts 8 to 0. Not a single Aylesbury runner got past second base against winning chucker “Lefty” Lesher.

(July 26)  Viscount tournament -  After getting past Watrous in the opener of their three-team tournament, the hosting Viscount nine battled Craik for first-place money as two former WCBL portsiders, Fred Libke of Viscount and Craik’s “Lefty” Lesher, duked it out on the hill for their respective clubs. Both southpaws were on their game and hurled stellar ball throughout but a sixth-inning defensive meltdown by Craik led to an eventual 13 to 5 defeat, setting up a match against Watrous for the runner-up prize money.

Lesher (L) and Steinert
Libke (W) and Wolfe

The darkness-shortened battle for second-place was annexed by Craik 3 to 0 after just four innings of play. Oscar Amundrud, on loan from Aylesbury, won the mound decision in the abbreviated affair, blanking Watrous and losing tosser Brillon.

Brillon (L) and xxx
O. Amundrud (W) and Steinert

(July 26)  Weakened considerably by the absence of their top pitcher, Oscar Amundrud, who was playing for arch-rival Craik in the Viscount tournament, the first-place Aylesbury squad fell 9 to 5 to the hosting Liberty nine.

(July 30)  Minus several of their regular players, the Liberty baseballers dropped a one-sided 8 to 2 decision to the homestanding Craik nine as the regular schedule for the North Central – Long Lake Baseball League came to an end.

(August 2)  Southey tournament -  The Craik baseball club walked away with first money of $300 at the Southey baseball tournament. Their first game against Raymore was won 4 to 2 with pickup Oscar Amundrud, recruited from Aylesbury for the tourney, on the mound. The Regina Imperial Life crew then fell to Craik 2 to 0 as Bill “Lefty” Lesher went the route on the bump for the shutout win. The final game against Cupar, also a 2 to 0 blanking, was called after five innings and again saw Lesher toeing the rubber for the winners. During this abbreviated contest, Lesher mowed down eleven opposition batters via the strikeout route.

(August 3)  Strasbourg tournament -  The highly-competitive Viscount nine, the eventual tournament victors, caught Craik off guard in the tournament opener and eliminated the Highway #11 squad by taking an 8 to 6 decision. Pitching his third game in two days was just too much for losing tosser “Lefty” Lesher. A feature of the game was a home run by Craik infielder Steve Ayres.

(August 4)  Govan tournament -  A heavy rain prevented the final game of the Govan tournament from being played as Craik, 16 to 3 winners of their opening game against Southey, split first and second money, their half amounting to $175. Oscar Amundrud, seconded from Aylesbury for the tournament, had an easy time of it on the hillock for Craik in their romp over Southey.  


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(July 21) 
STANDINGS             W       L       Pct.
Sintaluta             4       1      .800
Balgonie              4       1      .800
Wolseley              4       3      .572
Edgeley               4       3      .572
Qu’Appelle            2       4      .333
Indian Head           0       6      .000




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* 1920 pennant winner


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