1925 Tournaments      


(June 25)   With ideal weather conditions and more than 3,000 fans the Hamiota Sports Day was a big success. Oak River captured the seven-team baseball tournament edging the host club 4-2 in the final in the seven-inning contest. Corey hurled a strong game for the winners topping Gamey of Hamiota who had pitched a shutout in the semi-final.

Gamey (L) and Smith
Corey (W) and McAlpine

In a five-inning contest, Oak River had earlier defeated Solosgirth 4-2.

Dunn (L) and Dunn
Greenway (W) and McAlpine

They kicked off the tournament with a 9-2 victory over Oak Lake.

Corey (W) and McAlpine
Storey (L) and Goodwin

Hamiota made the final crushing Russell 8-0 behind Gamey's shutout pitching.

Gamey (W) and Smith
Bell (L) and Everett

In their first game, Hamiota scored five runs in the first two innings and held on to shade Shoal Lake 5-4.

Nolan (L) and Taylor
Jordon (W) and Smith

Russell reached the semi-finals by trouncing Oakburn 9-1.

Leifer (W) and Everett
Menzies (L) and Menzies

H.L. Crawford of Brandon was the umpire.


(July 1)   All-star teams from Regina and Moose Jaw split first prize money at the Craik Tournament after rain forced the cancellation of the final contest.  Moose Jaw defeated one of the two Saskatoon entries 4-1 behind the hurling of George Haigh, while Regina topped the other Saskatoon club 10-5 as Johnny Herauf went the distance on the mound for the winners.


(July 1)   American college lad Joe Whitehill put on an iron man display at Pike Lake to lead Vanscoy to first money in the six team tournament.  Whitehall, from Iowa, hurled three complete game victories and slammed out four hits to pace the winners to their three triumphs before crowds of up to four-thousand.  Vanscoy started off the parade of superb baseball by nosing out Swanson 1-0 in the opening game as Whitehill fired a five-hitter, fanned 9, punched out two hits, one a double, and scored the only run. Jerry Cummings was the tough-luck loser.

Whitehill (W) and Deboise
Cumming (L) and Rivers

Delisle advanced when Frank Lyle pitched the Goose Lakers to a shutout win over Langham, 6-0. Bill Deer took the loss.

Lyle (W) and Hamilton
W.Deer (L) and H.Deer

Vanscoy took advantage of three first inning walks to score four times and go on to a 7-4 victory over Grandora.  Joe Whitehill tossed a five-hitter for his second win of the day. He compiled seven strike outs and walked two. Ed Shockey also had a five-hit effort but his first inning wildness cost him the game. Whitehill helped the offense with a triple and two runs scored.

Ed Shockey (L) and Weldson
Whitehill (W) and Deboise

Birdview received sparkling four-hit shutout, pitching by Bill Dunbar to nose out Delisle 1-0. The only run came in the fifth inning when Sunderland led off with a single to left, stole second and scored when McMahon laced one into centre field.  Frank Lyle allowed just five hits in a losing cause.

Dunbar (W) and Scott
Lyle (L) and Hamilton

With the help of five Birdview errors, Vanscoy plated three runs in the fourth inning and two more in the fifth to post a 5-4 victory in the tournament final.  Joe Whitehill yielded six hits while ringing up ten strikeouts for his third victory. He had one hit and scored a run. 

Dunbar (L) and Scott
Whitehill (W) and Deboise

In the consolation final, Grandora topped Delisle 4-1.  J. Brady held Delisle to four hits, one a homer by R. Bentley.

J.Brady, Cope (W) (3) and Ed Shockey
Worth (L), Lyle (3) and Hamilton


(July 2)  Milestone defeated Gray 7-4 to take top money in the Rouleau Tournament.  Milestone reached the final by beating Wilcox 4-4 and Rouleau 3-0.  Gray topped Truax 19-2 in the semi-final after topping Briercrest 4-0 in the opening round. In the other first round match Truax beat Pense 7-0.


(July 3)  Outlook downed Milden 1-0 in a five-inning final contest to win first money at the Milden Tournament. Yahn pitched the win topping Mott of the host club.

Mott (L) and Ferguson
Yahn (W) and Reynolds

Outlook scored six times in the sixth inning of the opening game to down Sovereign 8-3.

Bachard (L) and Goodwin
Yahn (W) and Reynolds

Milden got three runs in the bottom of the ninth and defeated Dinsmore 4-1.

Fisher (L) and Deitrich
P.McGuire, Mott and Ferguson


(July 4)   Findlater, with Leo Seiffert handling pitching dutires, captured top money at the Holdfast Sports Day Saturday.  Findlater was defeated by the host club in the first round but rebounded to defeat Penzance 10-4 and Holdfast in a rematch to win the tournament.

(July 14)  Regina's Junior Argos left on C.P.R. Train No. 3 Sunday night en route to Alberta points for a series of exhibition games. The team is headed by Rev. Father Athol Murray.  The Argos dropped a twin bill to the Darke Juniors at Park de Young Saturday 11-9 and 7-6.  The club is slated to play at Medicine Hat, Calgary and possibly Edmonton.  On the return, games are hoped to be arranged at Swift Current and Moose Jaw.

Argos :  Acaster Clarence 3B, Brown J.P. UT, Carr Jim P, Gainsford Hugh Mascot, Irwin Will C, Kolruss Anton LF, McGregor Babe UT, Mitchell Angus SS, Moore Ken 1B, Palm Tud RF, Travis Walter CF, Ursuki Michael 2B


(July 14)   Down 3-0 going into the 6th and final inning, Caron rallied for four runs to shade Keeler 4-3 in the final of the Keeler Tournament.  Lee belted a homer for Keeler.  Nutzhorn won his third game of the day for the champions.

Nutzhorn (W) and Robinson
G.Scribner, C.Scribner and Anderson

Keeler broke a 3-3 tie with an eight-run rally in the seventh and final inning to trounce Mortlach 11-3.

Small (L) and Kerr
C.Scribner (W) and Anderson

Caron shaded Eskbank 3-1.  Nutzhorn pitched shutout ball until giving up a run in the bottom of the seventh and final inning.

Nutzhorn (W) and Robinson
Judkins (L) and Schaefer

Caron clobbered Thunder Creek 23-0.

Nutzhorn (W) and Robinson
Laurey (L), Hammon and Peterson


(July 14)   The Weyburn senior baseball team won second-place money of $200, losing out 5 to 3 to the All-Nations team in the final game of the Oxbow tourney. The All-Nations nine pocketed $300 as a result of the triumph. Earlier, the Soo-Liners had disposed of Flaxton ND 7 to 1 and Oak River MB 2 to 1. Sherwood ND took third money of $100 in the single-knockout event. 


(July 15)  The host Sceptre club prevailed at the annual Sports Day at Sceptre downing Success 7-1 in the final. Wentland allowed just two hits and fanned 15 in hurling for the winners.

Benson (L) and McIntyre
Wentland (W) and Beell

Success needed 10 innings to down Leader 7-3 to win a berth in the final.

Reid, Nagal and Grant
Benson (W) and McIntyre

In the first game of the event, Sceptre topped Rastad 7-2.

Barth, Anton and Reinbolt
Wentland (W) and Beell

Success beat Lemsford 8-3 and Leader defeated Empress 6-3.

Reid (W) and Gran
Norcott (L) and McCune


In 1924, no tournament was held so the 1925 event marked the resumption of the tournament and the third time in four summers that the single-knockout affair had taken place. In creating a closer tie to the weekly exhibition, the tournament venue was switched from Cairns Field to the diamond at the Exhibition Grounds.

(July 20)  Second baseman Billy Murray cracked out five hits and right fielder George Bigelow had four as Kinley crushed Viscount 21-5 in the opening game of the 1925 tournament. Kinley put the game out of reach in the fourth inning scoring 11 times. Every hitter in the winner's lineup had at least one safety. Stan Douglas allowed just six hits in going the distance for the mound triumph.

Douglas (W) and Washburn
Glenn (L) and Hoffinger (4) and Carlson

(July 21)   Hoesheit fired a two-hitter to help Bruno to a 6-2 win over Denholm.  Loose defensive play in the sixth inning allowed Denholm to plate its only runs of the game. Bruno took the lead for good in the first inning when Schramm doubled to right and scored on Kobb's single. They added a run in the second and two more in the third. Shortstop West drove in a pair of runs and scored a third himself. Kobb was the big stickman with three safeties.

Hoesheit (W) and Currie
Bird (L) and Bessie

(July 21)  Prince Albert scored six times in the opening inning in a 10-5 victory over Lac Vert.  With their own star hurler down with an injury, Lac Vert picked up a young moundsman from Prince Albert, Bird, brother of Lefty Bird of Denholm.  While he displayed a world of stuff at times, he was touched freely in the first inning for enough damage by the northerners to cinch the contest.  Smokey Whitman was the winning pitcher.

Bird (L) and Fennell
Whitman (W) and Hallis

(July 22)  After falling behind 5-0 in the first inning, Milden launched a stirring comeback to edge Asquith 7-6 rallying with two out in the bottom of the ninth for the triumph. Matthews' single into right field brought in Fisher with the winning marker.

Asquith had pounded lefty Pete Maguire for four hits and five runs in the first frame before Paul McKenzie relieved and, aside from a run in the second, blanked Asquith the rest of the way. Milden scored a pair in the fifth, one in the sixth and two more in the seventh to trail just 6-5 after seven. In the ninth, with the first two batters retired on infield grounders, Milden third sacker Wilson reached on an error and came around to tie the game as Fisher safely made first as the Asquith infield failed to handle his infield poke. Fisher made it all the way to third on a wild throw trying to nab Wilson at the plate. Mathews ended the battle when he dropped a Texas Leaguer into left field and Fisher scampered home with the deciding tally.

Mohr (L) and Forsythe
P. Maguire, McKenzie (W) and Ferguson, Matthews

(July 23)    Ruthilda notched a spectatular 11th inning win over Bruno.  Tied 6-6 in extra innings and with the first two batters going down on strikes in the 11th, Craig gave Ruthilda some hope with a single. An error on Baker's easy roller allowed Craig to come home with what proved to be the winner.  Catcher Ferguson put the game on ice with a three-run homer. In the bottom of the 11th, Bruno got two men on with two out but Moore whiffed the next batter to end the game. Ferguson had three singles to go along with his four-bagger and A.Edwards, L.Edwards and Craig each clouted three of Ruthilda's 21 hits. Bruno collected 15 hits, four by Kobb and three each by West and Schwinghammer.

Moore (W) and Ferguson
Hoesheit, J.Webber (L) (8) and Currie

(July 23)  Veteran Pete McGuire hurled a steady nine-hitter to pace Milden to an easy 10-3 win over Prince Albert. The left-hander struck out 14.  Milden jumped into a 4-0 lead in the first inning and never looked back. Ferguson, Hudson and Matthews each poled two hits for the winners.  Second sacker Ashwin knocked out three hits for Prince Albert.

P.McGuire (W) and Ferguson
Symes (L), Whitman (1) and Pohnson

(July 24)   Catcher Vern Washburn clouted two triples and a pair of singles to lead Kinley to a 7-2 victory over Ruthilda and a berth in the final of the Exhibition Tournament.  Bill Dunbar relieved starter Ramsay after Ruthilda scored two in the first inning and pitched shutout ball the rest of the way striking out ten.  Leo Seiffert contributed a triple and double to the Kinley victory.

Ramsay, Dunbar (W) (1) and Washburn
Moore (L), A.Edwards (2) and Ferguson

(July 25)   A brilliant pitching effort by Billy Murray highlighted the final of the Exhibition Tournament as Kinley downed Milden 5-2 behind Murray's one-hitter. Hersberger, Milden's lead off man in the ninth lashed a single into left for the only safety against Murray.  Brought in from his usual infield position to handle the mound work, Murray, who continued to bat in the lead off slot, surprised even his most enthusiastic supporters. He ended up with ten strike outs and just one base on balls.  Murray and Bill Dunbar led the offense each with three hits.  Paul McKenzie took the loss.

P.McKenzie (L) and Ferguson
Murray (W) and Washburn


(July 20-22)   Scobey, Montana captured top money of $600 at the Moose Jaw Kiwanis Tournament trouncing Radville 14-0 in the final behind a three-hit pitching performance by Swede Risberg. The former White Sox major leaguer fanned ten and walked none. The American visitors had 15 hits, including a homer by Happy Felsch. Walker and Honey Guyer each had three hits.  Scobey scored three runs in the first inning and had a 9-0 lead in the 3rd. 

Risberg (W) and Marshall
Saddler (L), Shupe (4) and McNeally

(July 22)  John Donaldson had a perfect game as Radville moved into the Kiwanis Tournament final downing Moose Jaw 2-0.  Donaldson struck out 19 in his 27-up, 27-down performance. At the plate, Donaldson had two of Radville's five hits, one a double. George Haigh was the hard-luck loser, as both runs against him were unearned.  Radville got one in the 3rd inning as Ashton scored after reaching base when hit by a pitch and an error led to the second run in the 7th.

Haigh (L) and Kerr
Donaldson (W) and McNeally

(July 22)   Scobey had no trouble advancing to the tourney final cruising to a 15-1 triumph over Hodgeville as former major leaguers Swede Risberg and Happy Felsch combined for five hits and six runs. Felsch belted a homer and Risberg pounded out a pair of triples. 

Guyer, Dallas (7) and Marshall
Vold, Borthwick (7), Walkinshaw (9) and Dixon

(July 20)  In opening action at the Moose Jaw Kiwanis Tournament Radville topped Climax 5-3 behind the pitching of John Donaldson and Scobey and whipped Gravelbourg 20-1.

Donaldson held Climax to 8 hits while compiling 11 strikeouts without a base on balls. His two-run double in the 3rd inning was a key hit for the winners.  Elmer Leifer gave up just seven hits in taking the loss.

Leifer (L) and Comartin
Donaldson (W) and McNeally

Scobey amassed 24 hits, five by Swede Risberg, in trouncing Gravelbourg. Marshall and Johnny Myers each had a homer for the winners. Honey Guyer chipped in with four hits.

Seiffert, Myers (W) (3), Felsch (9), and Marshall
Terrien (L), Bealtie (6), Wilson (7) and Dakin


(July 31)  A five-run eighth inning secured a victory for Denholm and first prize money in the Unity Tournament. Dufor, Webb, Cushing, Smith and Eno all crossed the plate for the winners to take the lead. Unity loaded the sacks in the ninth but were retired without scoring.

On Stewart's three-run homer in the eighth inning Unity downed Neilburg 5-2 in the opening game of the tourney.

In the other first-round match, Cut Knife took a comfortable 8-0 lead but Denholm roared back to score nine unanwered runs to squeeze our a 9-8 victory.


(July 31)  Fry pitched a one-hitter as Hartney crushed Alexander 13-0 in the final of the Hartney tournament.

Fry (W) and Graham
G.Hill (L) and Blair

Earlier Hartney clobbered Whitewater 14-5.

Jasper (W) and Aham
Hammond (L) and Agnew

Wawanesa defeated Virden 11-4.

Armstrong (L) and McLellan
Sadler (W) and Rogers

Alexander edged Wawanesa 6-5.

Sadler, Cory and Rogers
Hill (W) and Blair


(Late July)  Sceptre defeated Lemsford 8-2 to win first money in the Clinworth Fair Tournament


(July 31)  Empress emeged victorious in the Eatonia Tournament.  They notched a 4-3 win over Sceptre.

Benson (W) and McCune
Wentland (L) and Beell

Empress topped Eatonia 3-1.

Benson (W) and McCune
Martin (L) and Reid

In a playoff for second money Sceptre and Eatonia played to a 4-4 draw in a game called after six innings because of darkness.

DeFoe and Stevenson
Wentland and Beell


Moose Jaw City League All-Stars
Osage Auctioneers
Regina Northside League All-Stars

(August 11-12)    The hosting Regina Northsiders eliminated Moose Jaw from further competition with a 5 to 1 victory in the Monday evening tourney opener. Mercenary twirler Leo Seiffert stymied the Mill City nine on five bingles.

Burke (L), Haigh (8) and Mills
Seiffert (W) and Leigh

Great mound work by former Chicago White Sox player “Swede“ Risberg was overshadowed by “Lefty” Hartman of Weyburn as the Soo Liners disposed of Osage by a 3 to 1 count in Tuesday’s engagement. Osage catcher, Wayne Lafoie, with a double and a single, was the only batter in the clash with plural hit totals. 

Hartman (W) and McNeally
Risberg (L) and Wayne Lafoie

The tournament wound up with a double-bill on Wednesday.

In the afternoon consolation event, the Moose Jaw City League All-Stars, taking full advantage of the wildness of Elmer “Specs” White, grabbed an early 7 – 0 lead and went on to demolish Osage 11 to 6 to secure third-place money. Righthander George Haigh went the route on the hill for the Mill City nine.  A six-run 2nd inning carried Moose Jaw to the victory. Dawson had three hits, one a double, and three runs for the winners.

" ... Manager Crabbe, of Osage, showed a lamentable lack of judgment by letting "Specs" White pitch of nearly five long innings. The southpaw, who wears glasses, was away off his game, and his control would have done credit to an inebriated lumberjack driving a second-hand Ford truck through the woods of Maine.  It was too late to save the day when Crabbe finally sent Wylie Lafoie out on the mound;  and the Osage magnate will probably regret for many a day that he did not "pitch" Lafoie from the start. Wylie turned in a sterling game, fanning seven and allowing one hit and one run. The other ten counters were all scored off White, two of them being forged in when "Specs" issued four walks in the second stanza." (Regina Leader Post, August 13, 1925) 

Haigh (W) and Kerr
E. White, Wylie Lafoie (4) and Wayne Lafoie

Regina’s Northside League Selects treated a crowd of 1,500 to a exhibition of batting prowess in the evening tournament finale, landing on three Weyburn pitchers for 14 hits, including home runs by George Hay and “Happy” Hepburn, to vanquish Weyburn 14 to 4 to take first prize money of $400. Leo Seiffert went the distance for the Stars allowing eight hits. Lefty Hartman, going to the mound less than 24 hours after his outstanding effort against Osage, was the loser.

Seiffert (W) and Leigh
Hartman (L), Moroschan (5), Tschida (9) and McNeally