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(May 13)   United Commercial Travelers exploded for five runs on five hits and a pair of errors in the second inning and held on for a 9-5 victory over Canadian Pacific Wednesday to celebrate their entry into the Victoria Amateur Baseball League. Travelers pounded out 15 hits, three by Percy Chambers, in the opening game of the season before about 1,500 fans.  Centre fielder Robertson had two hits and scored three times. Winning pitcher Jack Noble contributed a pair of safeties and a pair of scores. Noble held CPR to seven hits but also issued seven free passes.

Birkenshaw (L), R.Copas (2) and More
Noble (W) and McGinnis

(May 18)   Third sacker Ross Miller had a home run, triple and a pair of doubles Monday to power the Sons of Canada to a 15-8 victory over the Eagles in the opening game of the season for both squads. Miller, who also scored four times, fell a single short of hitting for the cycle. The game was called after five innings because of darkness. Each team made five errors.  Red McIntyre, who gave up six hits in picking up the pitching win, collected 12 strikeouts. He walked five.

Kerr (L) and Ross
McIntyre (W) and Worthington

(May 21)    Mattie Malcolm, the hurling ace of the railroaders, had everything working Thursday night at Royal Athletic Park firing a six-inning one-hitter as the CeePees shutout the Sons of Canada 14-0. Malcolm, from McGill University, whiffed seven and walked just one. CPR had just seven hits but capitalized on a porous Sons defense which made 12 errors.

J.Curtis (L), McIntyre (5) and H.Curtis
Malcolm (W) and More

(May 25)   Victoria CPR and Port Angeles split an exhibition doubleheader Monday at Royal Athletic Park. In the morning, the visitors notched an easy 7-1 victory while the home squad rebounded to even the count with an 8-4 triumph in the afternoon.  Big Jack Ervin was a star for the Washington nine, firing a five-hit complete game for the win in the opener and allowing just one run in eight innings of relief in the second game. Unfortunately, for Port Angeles, Victoria had a 7-0 lead before Ervin got the call. Centre fielder Williams and first baseman Mitchell led the visitors in the first game each with three hits. Arthur Minnis paced the CeePees in the second game pounding out a triple and two singles and scoring twice. Frank Campbell and Roy Copas each contributed a pair of safeties. Red McIntyre scattered nine hits in going the route on the hill for  Victoria.

Ervin (W) and Riddle
Malcolm (L) and More

Sutton (L), Ervin (2) and Riddle
McIntyre (W) and More                                                             

(May 26)   In an exciting finish at Royal Athletic Park Tuesday the Travelers came from behind with three runs in the seventh and final inning to down the Eagles 6-4.  Trailing 4-3, Richards sparked the rally with a double to centre field and came around to score the tying run on Hap Gandy's single. Jimmy Cummins laced a one-bagger and Martin Cottet got the winning blow knocking in both runners with another sharp safety. Ray Parfitt tossed a five-hitter and rang up 12 strikeouts for the pitching win.

Parfitt (W) and McGinnis
Roscamp (L) and Ross

(May 28)    CPR blew a five-run lead but rallied with two runs in the fifth inning to shade the Eagles 7-6. Eagles missed a chance to knot the score in the sixth when Pickup singled and advanced to third with just one out. A grounder by Johnny Kerr gave the Eagles' catcher ample time to trot home with the tying marker but, in the excitement, Pickup missed touching home plate and was tagged out.  The railwaymen collected just four hits off losing hurler Baker, but took advantage of four walks and seven errors. Roy Copas picked up the pitching win in a relief role.

Baker (L) and Pickup
Johns, R.Copas (W) (5) and More

(June 1)   In a rain-shortened affair, the Travelers exploded for five runs in the second inning and dumped the Sons of Canada 9 to 6. The game was called after five innings because of rain.  The game featured home runs by Eddie Newman of the Travelers and Walter Brynjolfson of the Sons.  Hap Gandy led the winners with a triple and single and three runs scored.  Brynjolfson, Murty Dunn and D'Arcy each had two hits for the Sons.  

Taylor (L), McIntyre (2) and Curtis
Robertson (W), Parfitt (3) and McGinnis

(June 8)  Blanked for six innings, the Sons of Canada erupted for four runs in the bottom of the seventh and final inning to shade C.P.R. 4-3 before a crowd of close to 1,000 fans.  Red McIntyre held the railwaymen to three hits in hurling the victory. The Sons managed eight safeties, two apiece by shortstop D'Arcy and right-fielder Smith.

Mosher, Minnis and C.Campbell
McIntyre (W) and Miller

(June 10)   An eighth inning three-bagger by Alex Straigh scored Holman with the winning run as the Sons of Canada topped the Eagles 4-3. It was Straigh's only hit in the contest. Holman led the club with three safeties, one of them a double. Wachter had the game's big blow, a circuit clout in the fourth inning for the Eagles. Red McIntyre picked up the win allowing just one hit in 3 2/3s innings of relief.

Curtis, McIntyre (W) (6) and Miller
Todd, Holness (L) (2) and Potts

(June 15)   Seattle Eagles laid a beating on the Victoria Eagles Monday at Royal Athletic Park sending the locals to an 18-6 defeat. The game was close until the sixth when the visitors scored four times, adding one more in the seventh, five in the eighth and another three in the final frame on Powers' homer with two aboard. Sanbstron allowed just five hits and fanned sixteen in handling the mound work for Seattle.  Nex had a homer for Victoria.

Sanbstron (W) and Chisholm
Baker (L), Kerr (7), Roscamp (6) and Pickup

(June 16)   With a 6 to 3 win over Victoria Eagles, Seattle made a clean sweep of their exhibition series. Sanbstron, who hurled a complete game Monday, did it again Tuesday, this time holding Victoria to four hits. Johnny Kerr took the loss. McKinley, once with Victoria's professional team, belted a pair of home runs for the visitors. Powers, who had a four-bagger Monday, added another Tuesday.

Sanbstron (W) and xxx
Kerr (L) and xxx

(June 17)   With Murty Dunn and Walter Brynjolfson each pounding out three hits, the Sons of Canada upset the previously unbeaten Travelers 8-4 Wednesday to move into a tie for first place.  Sons, in their first year of senior ball are making a big hit with the fans. Red McIntyre tossed a five-hitter for the win.

Nobel (L), Parfitt (4) and McGinnis
McIntyre (W) and Miller

UCT     3 - 1  ---
Sons    4 - 2  ---
CPR     2 - 2  1.0
Eagles  0 - 4  3.0

(June 19)  C.P.R. smacked 16 hits, including a home run and six doubles, in trouncing the Travelers 17-4. Everyone of the Railwaymen had at least one hit with Bob Whyte and Arthur Minnis each rapping three. Two of Whyte's safeties were doubles. Harold Fetherstone cracked a four-bagger and scored three times. Roy Corpas, who had two hits and two runs, yielded nine hits on going the route on the hill for the winners.

Parfitt (L), Noble (4), Robinson (8) and McGinnis
R.Copas (W) and More

(June 20)   With a 9-2 spanking of the Eagles, the CPR has moved into a first-place tie with the Sons of Canada in the Victoria Senior Baseball League.  The Railwaymen broke up a 1-1 game with a five-run outburst in the sixth inning.  Roy Copas sparked the big inning with a single, stole second and scored as Bob Whyte reached on an error.   Arthur Minnis was safe when his infield grounder was booted at second base and Whyte advanced to third. Harold Fetherstone, who had doubled to knock in a run in the fourth inning, singled to bring in Whyte and Minnis came home on a wild throw trying to cut him down at third. Harry Corpas cracked a two-bagger to bring in Fetherstone and a passed ball allowed the fifth run to score.  On the mound for the winners, Mosher threw a five-hitter with four walks and four strikeouts.  Veteran Jimmy Holness allowed eight hits in taking the loss.

Mosher (W) and C.Campbell
Holness (L) and Ross

(June 24)   The CPR nine jumped into the top spot in the Victoria Senior League Wednesday at Royal Athletic Park downing the Travelers 7 to 2.  A four-run second inning for the Railway crew proved to be the difference.  The winners had just five hits, two each by Harry Copas and More.  UCT had six hits, with Hap Gandy and pitcher Chambers each with two. Chambers and winning hurler Roy Copas each rang up seven strikeouts but Chambers was hurt by six free passes. 

R.Copas (W) and More
Chambers (L) and McGinnis

CPR     5 - 2  ---
Sons    4 - 2  0.5

UCT     3 - 3  1.5
Eagles  0 - 5  4.0

(June 27)    Bellingham overcame an early 8-2 deficit to down the Travelers 15-12 in a slugfest played in Victoria. Bryan Coach, the Bellingham chucker, won his own game with a three-run homer in the seventh inning and then in the eighth with the bases loaded he belted a triple.   Coach had four hits in five trips to the plate. First sacker Visentaimer added three hits for the visitors.  Travelers' shortstop Harry Copas smacked three hits and scored four times to lead the losers. McGinnis also had three safeties. The teams combined for 27 runs, 28 hits and 12 errors.

Coach (W) and Thon
Parfitt, McIntyre (L) (3) and McGinnis

(June 29)   The Sons of Canada fell behind 1-0 in the first inning as the Eagles scored first but then went on a scoring spree to demolish the Birdmen 21-4 Monday at Royal Athletic Park.  Catcher Miller led a 19-hit assault with a triple, two doubles and a single and scored five times.  Holman and Murty Dunn each had three hits and four runs. Jack Curtis held the Eagles to six hits to chalk up his first win in senior ball.  He fanned seven. 

Baker (L), Stark and Ross
Curtis (W) and Miller

CPR     5 - 2  ---
Sons    5 - 2  ---

UCT     3 - 3  1.5
Eagles  0 - 6  4.5

(June 30)   Sons of Canada and Chemainus split an exhibition double-header Tuesday at Royal Athletic Park. The visitors edged the Sons 6-5 in an exciting affair in the morning but the home club charged back to take the afternoon encounter 16-7. A two-run homer by McBride in the ninth inning won the opener for Chemainus. Walter Brynjolfson led the Sons with a homer, double and single in four trips. 

Johns (W) and xxx
Curtis (L) and Miller

Chemainus got the jump on the Sons of Canada in the second game scoring six times in the first inning. However, the Sons battled back and with six runs in the seventh, took a 10 to 6 lead. They added six more in the next frame to put the game out of reach.  Red McIntyre, who relieved in the first inning, pitched solid ball the rest of the way to pick up the win.

Rice (L), Horton (7) and xxx
Taylor, McIntyre (W) (1) and xxx

(July 2)   CPR had just six hits but took advantage of five walks and seven errors to down the Sons of Canada 8-3 Thursday. The Railwaymen had two big innings, a three-run first and another three-run outburst in the eighth. Playing manager Roy Copas, who relieved starter Mosher in the second inning, pitched five-hit ball the rest of the way to claim the mound victory. Norm Forbes poked a two-run homer for the winners.

McIntyre (L) and Miller
Mosher, R. Copas (W) (2) and More

(July 6)  After six straight defeats, the Eagles finally got in the win column Monday with a 9 to 7 comeback win over the Travelers. Eagles fell behind 5-0 but quickly rebounded with two runs in the second and five in the third to take the lead for good.   Baker, who relieved in the second inning allowed just three hits the rest of the way to post the pitching win.  Potts clouted a homer for the winners and Jimmy Cummins had a four-bagger for the losers. A highlight for the Travelers was a triple play in the fourth inning. With the bases loaded and none out, pitcher Frank Moore fielded a grounder and threw home to catcher McGinnis for the first out. McGinnis fired to Hy Green at first base for out number two and Green tossed back to McGinnis who caught Passmore trying to sneak home.

Burr, Moore (L) (3) and McGinnis
Kerr, Baker (W) (2) and Ross

CPR     6 - 2  ---
Sons    5 - 3  1.0

UCT     3 - 4  2.5
Eagles  1 - 6  4.5

(July 8)   For a half inning the Eagles looked good. They took a 1-0 lead in the top of the first before CPR launched a 21-hit attack in crushing the Birdmen 19-2 Wednesday.  They got six in the bottom of the first to put the game away early. Norm Forbes twirled a three-hitter for the winners and racked up 14 strikeouts. He helped at the plate with three hits and three runs. Arthur Minnis led the offense with four hits and three runs.  Roy Copas, Harold Fetherstone and Colin Campbell each contributed three hits.

Holness (L), Stark (8) and Ross
Forbes (W) and More

(July 13)   A five-run eighth inning carried the Travelers to a 7-2 victory over the Sons of Canada Monday. The winners had just five hits off Red McIntyre but seven walks and a couple of errors spelled defeat for the Sons. Ray Parfitt allowed eight hits, walked just one and fanned nine in going the distance for the winners.  Robertson and Percy Chambers, with two-baggers for UCT, had the only extra base hits.

McIntyre (L) and Miller
Parfitt (W) and McGinnis

(July 20)   Norm Forbes fashioned a two-hitter with 12 strikeouts and belted a two-run homer to lead the CPR to a 14-3 romp over the Sons of Canada in a six-inning contest on Monday at Royal Athletic Park. The Rail Crew smacked ten hits and capitalized on seven walks and five Sons' errors.  Arthur Minnis and More each had two hits and two runs for the winners.

Forbes (W) and More
McIntyre (L), Curtis (6) and Miller

(July 22)   The Travelers scored four runs in the first stanza and coasted to a 7-3 victory over the Eagles to wrap up the regular schedule in a tie with the Sons of Canada for second place, each three games back of the CPR.  The Travelers won in spite of being out-hit 7-6 and making seven errors.  Left fielder Cottet was the only player for the winners to have more than one hit.  Passmore clouted three for the Eagles. Ray Parfitt went the distance for the pitching win.

Stark (L) and Ross
Parfitt (W) and McGinnis

CPR     8 - 2  ---
Sons    5 - 5  3.0

UCT     5 - 5  3.0
Eagles  2 - 8  6.0

(July )   Arthur Minnis of the pennant-winning CPR captured the batting title in the Victoria Senior League finishing the ten game schedule with a .385 average to top Murty Dunn of the Sons of Canada. Dunn, with a .371 mark, was the runner-up, ahead of teammate Holman, at .355 and Jimmy Cummins of the Travelers at .353.

(July 25)   After falling behind 12-1, Victoria CPR nearly pulled out a victory Saturday but then allowed the visiting Fort Worden, Washington, a pair in the eleventh inning to drop a 14-12 decision to the Americans. The Railwaymen rallied for five runs in the sixth and six more in the ninth to tie at 12-12.  In the 11th, Cannady singled for Fort Worden and stole second. On a drive to third, Campbell made a nice catch but threw to first instead of playing his own bag and the Washington nine had a runner at the hot corner. Black, who had homered earlier, scored Cannady and Spencer smacked a two-bagger to bring in the second run. Victoria was blanked in the bottom of the frame. Cannady led the winners with four hits and Lawrence added a homer. Harry Copas had three hits for CPR.

Seabrook, Vincent and Black
Woods, McIntyre and More

(July 29)   In a challenge match to decide second place in the Victoria League standings, Sons of Canada walloped the error-prone Travelers 17 to 4. The Sons unleashed a 16-hit attack, three apiece by Smith, Holman and Murty Dunn. Nine UCT miscues helped to run up the score. Winning pitcher Jack Curtis had a pair of hits and scored four times. Smith and Dunn each had three scores. Frank Moore collected three safeties for the Travelers. 

Parfitt (L) and McGinnis
Curtis (W) and Miller

(August 3)   The CPR nine pulled an upset Monday downing the much-touted Great Northern Railway crew of St. Paul, Minnesota, 5 to 4 in one of the best games of the season before a large crowd.  Three costly errors in the early going were mainly responsible for the Americans' defeat.  In the second frame a brace of boots coupled with two hits resulted in a pair of runs for the CeePees.  In the fourth, another error and two hits brought in another two runs. Norm Forbes held the visitors to eight hits and fanned six in registering the pitching win. Harry Copas and brother Roy Copas led the offense each with two hits.   Forbes drove in the winning run with a sacrifice fly in the sixth inning. Stemig led St. Paul with a double and single.

Weinke (L), Turgeson (5) and Stepnick
Forbes (W) and More

(August 10)   The Sons of Canada sprung a surprise in the Rithet Cup series Monday handing the mighty CPR a 7-5 trimming.  The railroaders were without several of their regulars.  Jack Curtis held the CPR to seven hits in hurling the triumph. Right-fielder Smith led a 10-hit offensive with a home run, double and single. He scored three times.

Whyte (L) and C.Campbell
Curtis (W) and Miller

(August 12)   With an easy 11-4 triumph over the Travelers, the Sons of Canada took the lead in the Rithet Cup series.  The samplemen failed to field their full team and were forced to pick up players from other teams and a spectator to fill out the roster.  The game was called after five innings because of darkness.  Red McIntyre allowed just three hits in handling the mound duties for the winners. Sons broke up a close game with an eight-run uprising in the fourth frame. Holman and Jack Curtis each had two hits and two runs.

McIntyre (W) and Miller
Robertson (L) and G.Gandy, C.Campbell


(May 17)   Hometown Cumberland topped Courtenay 7-4 Sunday to help make up for a loss to Powell River last week. "Peanuts" Robertson held the visitors to seven hits, one a homer by opposing hurler Boyd.  In his first action of the season, Boyd gave up ten hits and racked up 11 strikeouts. Robertson walked four and fanned nine.

Boyd (L) and xxx
Robertson (W) and xxx

(June 7)   Playing at home, Courtenay roared back from a five-run disadvantage to score six times in the seventh inning to shade Powell River 6 to 5.  Lefty Barkhouse hung in to register the pitching win.

Galligher, Galligher and xxx
Barkhouse (W) and xxx

(June 14)   With a large crowd looking on at Cumberland, Powell River upset the home club 4-3 on a three-run homer in the second inning.

Cumberland     2 - 1
Powell River   2 - 2
Courtenay      1 - 2

(July 13)  With their third straight victory over Cumberland, Powell River captured the Ilo Ilo Theatre Cup, emblematic of the championship of the C.P.C. (Cumberland, Powell River, Courtenay) League. Powell River squeezed by Cumberland 3-2 in ten innings.  The winning run came home on an error at third base. Fitterer went the distance on the hill for the winners besting Boyd for Cumberland. Colville Graham, manager of the theatre, donors of the cup, made the presentation.  The victory puts Powell River in the mix for the provincial championship.

Fitterer (W) and Heft
Boyd (L) and Richards


(May 17)   Nanaimo whipped Chemainus 10-4 Sunday.

xxx (W) and xxx
Owens, J.Horton and xxx

(July 12)  Nanaimo defeated Wellington 4 to 2 in an exhibition game spoiled by a constant drizzling rain. The score was knotted at 1 – 1 until the fifth canto when backstop Brown of the Coal Towners singled to drive in winning pitcher Ernie “Fat” Edmunds with the lead run. Edmunds had reached base on a lead-off two-bagger and moved to the hot corner on a sacrifice. Nanaimo added a pair in the seventh on a two-run double by fly chaser Tenney off the slants of losing twirler Stant who recorded eleven strikeouts. Saunders doubled in the ninth to drive in a second counter for Wellington.

Stant (L) and xxx
Edmunds (W), xxx (9) and Brown 

(July 18)  Nanaimo copped the opener of a weekend exhibition twin-bill with invading Mount Pleasant Gardens of the Vancouver Terminal Baseball League, bouncing the visitors 10 to 3. The winners stroked 14 base blows, seven of which went for extra bases, in their cleansing of the Gardens Gang.

Bennett (L) and xxx
Barkhouse (W), Nesbitt (6) and xxx

(July 19)  The hometown Nanaimo nine edged Mount Pleasant of Vancouver 8 to 7 in a shortened eight-inning exhibition encounter to sweep the weekend series. Winning pitcher Billy Rice started slowly, surrendering a two-run homer to Pat Worley in the opening stanza, but appeared to improve as the game progressed. The homesters battled back from a 5 to 1 deficit with a two-run four-bagger by first sacker Perry in the fourth panel injecting new life in the squad. In arrears by a 7 to 5 score as they came to bat for the final time, the Coal Heavers loaded the sacks and pulled the game out of the fire on Paul Courtenay’s three-run triple.

xxx (L) and Ferguson
Rice (W) and xxx

(July 25)   In exhibition play at Nanaimo, Hanbury of the Vancouver Senior League downed Nanaimo of the Mid-Island loop 1-0. The lone run came in the first inning. Kimberley and Fitzpatrick combined on a six-hitter for the shutout. Barkhouse allowed just three hits and fanned 15 in taking the loss. 

Barkhouse (L) and Brown
Kimberley (W), Fitzpatrick and Daniels