1927 Game Reports Vancouver Island      

1927 Vancouver, Lower Mainland, Fraser Valley 
1927 BC Interior 
1927 Vancouver Island   


(May 7)  An unusual triple play snuffed out an eighth-inning rally by the Sons of Canada and allowed the Eagles to walk off with a 4 to 3 victory in the opening game of the Victoria Senior Amateur Baseball League played before 1,000 fans at Royal Athletic Park. Most of the action was packed into the fateful eighth which both teams entered in a 2 – 2 deadlock. Four fielding miscues by the Sons in the top half of the frame gave the Birdmen a pair of gift runs and a 4 to 2 lead. In the last half of the canto, losing pitcher Ray Parfitt led off with a solo home run which narrowed the gap to a single counter. Hughie Devereaux and Jimmy Cummins followed Parfitt, reaching base on an error and base on balls respectively. Then Murty Dunn of the Sons hit a ground ball to Eagles’ second baseman Ross Oatman who momentarily bobbled the ball but recovered in time to force Cummins out at the keystone sack. Meanwhile, Devereaux had rounded third and was heading for home but was nipped at the plate for the second out while Oatman ran Dunn down between second and third for the last out. The Canadians had an 8 to 5 edge in base hits with Devereaux emerging as the top swatter in the game with a triple and single. Sons’ catcher Pickup, his teammate, as well as Oatman and winning pitcher Johnny Kerr of the Feathered Tribe all checked in with a pair of singles.  

Kerr (W) and Ross
Parfitt (L) and Pickup

(May 9)  The defending champion United Commercial Travelers scored in each of the first four frames in effectively subduing the Eagles 7 to 2 at Royal Athletic Park. The Samplemen never trailed, putting a three-spot on the scoreboard in the opening canto and breezing to victory from there. Winning pitcher Norm Forbes had a comfortable 6 to 0 cushion when he swapped positions with fly chaser Jack Noble in the fourth. Noble slugged a bases-empty four-bagger to increase the lead to 7 to 0. Second baseman Falconer “Kim” Campbell of the victors and playing-manager Bobby Ross of the Birdmen both singled twice and were the only batters with plural hit totals.

Forbes (W), Noble (4) and C. Campbell
Howe (L), Kerr (2) and Ross

(May 19)  A wild pitch by reliever Norm Forbes in the top of the eighth inning allowed pinch-runner Steve Nex to cross home plate from third base with what proved to be the winning counter in a 5 to 4 comeback victory by the Eagles over U. C. T. at Royal Athletic Park. Up until the eighth, the Travelers had been in control of the game and never trailed. Heading into that fateful frame, they held a 4 to 3 lead which disappeared on Eagles’ playing-manager Bobby Ross’ single which drove in Johnny Latham with the tying tally. Starter and loser pitcher Jack Noble then plunked winning tosser Johnny Kerr in the ribs, necessitating Nex’s substitution as a runner. At this point, Noble was given the hook as Forbes took over mound duties. Ross Oatman, the first batter that he faced, singled and Ross, in full stride, was tossed out at the dish while Nex wound up at the hot corner, setting the stage for Forbes’ wild pitch. The Birdmen had a slight 8 to 7 advantage in base hits as Oatman delivered a double to go along with his one-bagger. Fly chaser Herb Cummins of the Uniteds replicated that offensive production. 

Kerr (W) and Ross
Noble (L), Forbes (8) and C. Campbell

(May 22)  Defending champion U. C. T. continued their slide defensively, committing seven errors in a 6 to 4 loss to the Sons of Canada. Both squads stroked eight bingles in the highly-contested joust but the difference was in the faulty support given losing twirler Norm Forbes by his mates. Forbes registered 12 punchouts to three for winner Ray Parfitt. Leading hitters in the contest were shortpatcher Murty Dunn of the Canadians and the Travelers’ backstop Colin Campbell who both clipped the pill for a double and a brace of singles.

Parfitt (W) and More, Bacon
Forbes (L) and C. Campbell

(May 24)  The Victoria Senior Amateur Baseball League All-Stars split a holiday exhibition doubleheader with the invading Port Angeles WA nine, taking the opener in comeback fashion 5 to 4 while being thumped to the tune of 15 to 6 in the late encounter. George Gandy’s two-run double in the final canto gave the Victorians the walkoff win in the opener. Gandy had earlier hit a home run while catcher Tony Cable and second baseman R. Coleman of the Washingtonians also ripped four-baggers.

Ervin (L) and Cable
McDonald (W) and Bacon

The second game was scoreless for three rounds but, in the middle innings, the visitors brought out their heavy artillery and began to run away with the contest. Port Angeles outfielder Fred White had the game’s lone home run.

B. Adams (W) and Cable
Parfitt (L), Noble (7), Webster (8) and Bacon

(May 26)  A pair of clutch, two-out singles by outfielder Pete Sallaway drove in half his team’s counters as the United Commercial Travelers doubled the Sons of Canada 6 to 3 at Royal Athletic Park in an error-filled game. Norm Forbes went the route on the bump for the Travelers, whiffing an even dozen while surrendering just four safeties, three of which were garnered by Sons’ outfielder Bill Holman. Art Webster of the victors followed Sallaway with a brace of one-baggers. 

Forbes (W) and C. Campbell
Lidstone (L) and Bacon

Standings              W     L     Pct.
Eagles                 2     1     .667
U. C. T.               2     2     .500
Sons of Canada         1     2     .333

(May 29)  By defeating the Eagles 3 to 1 at Royal Athletic Park, the Sons of Canada created a three-way tie in the race for the Victoria Senior Amateur League pennant. Bill Holman, guardian of the middle pasture, was a big factor in the Sons’ victory when he blasted a two-run round-tripper in the opening panel. The Birdmen scored their only run in the sixth when Bert Nex singled to drive in “Hap” Gandy who had led off the inning with a double. A successful squeeze bunt by Jimmy Cummins plated Jack Bacon with the Canadians’ third counter. Dan Lidstone tossed a four-hitter and punched out 13 batters in grabbing the hillock decision. Gandy had a single in addition to his two-bagger and was the only swatter in the fracas to emerge with plural hit totals.

Howe (L), Pollard (5) and Ross
Lidstone (W) and Bacon

(June 2)  Plating a pair of unearned markers in the seventh inning as a result of a passed ball and an error, the Eagles handed the U. C. T. band of baseballers a 6 to 5 defeat at Royal Athletic Park. In copping the narrow victory, the Feathered Tribe managed to acquire just two base hits. The Birdmen were the recipients of ten bases on balls, one hit batter, two passed balls, a wild pitch and a brace of fielding miscues by the Samplemen. Hard-luck losing flinger Norm Forbes, who entered the fray as a reliever, stymied an opening-inning outburst by the Eagles and went on to ring up 14 strikeouts. He also wound up as the top hitter in the skirmish, accumulating a double and two singles. Winning tosser Johnny Kerr surrendered eight safeties and fanned nine.

McDonald, Forbes (L) (1) and C. Campbell
Kerr (W) and Ross

(June 7)  Pete Sallaway’s timely single in the bottom of the ninth inning drove in Norm Forbes with the winning tally as the United Commercial Travelers prevailed 10 to 9 over the Sons of Canada at Royal Athletic Park. Coming to bat for their final time, the Samplemen trailed 9 to 8 but were able to knot the count when Roy Copas swiped home as losing pitcher Dan Lidstone’s slow, exaggerated wind-up gave him a sprinting start from the hot corner. On the same play, Forbes moved to third as the back end of a double-steal, setting the stage for Sallaway to lace Lidstone’s second pitch for the game-winning bingle. It was his third safety of the contest, having previously used his cudgel to acquire a brace of one-baggers. Both squads pasted the orb hard and with consistency, each racking up twelve base blows. Catcher Jack Bacon of the Sons emerged as the leading batsman, drilling a double and a couple of singles. Teammate Falconer “Kim” Campbell matched Sallaway’s production of three singles. The battery of winning pitcher Art Webster and backstop Art Minnis both had a two-bagger and single for the winners.  

Parfitt, Lidstone (L) (5) and Bacon
Webster (W) and Minnis

(June 9)  A near riot, thirty strikeouts and a tie game were just a few of the thrills crammed into nine innings of baseball at Royal Athletic Park with the Sons of Canada and the Eagles as the two opposing teams. After the last batter had been retired, the combatants were deadlocked 2 – 2 and darkness prevented overtime. The Canadians had nine safeties in the contest to seven for the Big Birds. Brothers George and “Hap” Gandy drove in the runs for the Eagles while Bill More and Claude Belcher did the same for the Sons. With the sacks full of Canucks and the potential tie-breaking counter stationed on third base in the top of the ninth, a controversial decision by the plate umpire negated what appeared to be a hit batter which would have forced in the winner. On the second pitch delivered by pitcher Johnny Kerr of the Birdmen, outfielder Stanyer claimed he had been hit on the foot and walked toward first base while baserunner “Kim” Campbell, who had occupied the hot corner sack, trotted home. At this point, umpire Castner ruled that the pitch had been a foul ball, sending Campbell back to third and recalling Stanyer to the batter’s box. Fans and Sons’ players alike strongly protested the decision and, for a few minutes, the playing field was nearly turned into a boxing ring. After order was restored, Stanyer failed to hit safely and made the third out. Dan Lidstone of the Canadians punched out 17 batters via the strikeout route while the Eagles’ Kerr recorded a total of 13 whiffs.  Steve Nex of the Feathered Tribe had a double and single to lead all swatters.

Lidstone and Bacon
Kerr and Ross

(June 13)  The United Commercial Travelers moved into first place in the Victoria Senior Amateur Baseball League after handing the Eagles a 9 to 1 defeat in a ragged affair at Royal Athletic Park. While the Travelers played snappy ball for the most part, the Birdmen were excessively sloppy afield, chalking up ten miscues. Winning moundsman Norm Forbes throttled the Feathered Tribe on three scattered safeties while fanning 15. Colin Campbell drilled a double and two singles to lead the Samplemen at the dish.

Pollard (L), Kerr (2) and Ross
Forbes (W) and McGinnis

(June 15)  The U. C. T. balltossers bolstered their lead atop the Senior Amateur circuit when they defeated the Sons of Canada 6 to 1 before a capacity crowd at Royal Athletic Stadium. The winners bunched their hits off losing chucker Dan Lidstone in the sixth and ninth innings which netted them five runs. Winning flinger Jack Noble shackled the Sons on seven hits and had a large role in his club’s offensive production, slamming a solo hone run and a brace of one-baggers. Norm Forbes also stroked a triad of safeties for the victors. Shortstop Murty Dunn was top dog for the Canadians with the hickory, swatting a run-scoring double to go along with a single.

Noble (W) and McGinnis
Lidstone (L) and Bacon

Standings              W     L      Pct.
U. C. T.               5     3     .625
Eagles                 3     3     .500
Sons of Canada         2     4     .333

(June 20)  The Eagles stuck their talons into the Sons of Canada at Royal Athletic Park and flew to a 2 to 0 victory over the Canucks. Johnny Kerr picked up the shutout mound verdict, spinning a five-hitter. Seven safeties were credited to the winners off the slants of defeated hurler Jack Curtis. Jimmy Givens, patrolling the right garden for the Feathered Tribe, was responsible for both of his team’s counters, his timely single in the sixth canto sending “Hap” Gandy over the platter for the initial tally while, in the eighth panel, his hot drive to the outer pasture went for an inside-the-park dinger.  

Kerr (W) and Ross
Curtis (L) and Bacon

(June 23)  Three pitchers of the U. C. T. hurling staff paraded to the mound at Royal Athletic Park before halting the scoring bee of the Eagles who knocked the Samplemen out of top spot in the Senior Amateur loop with an 11 to 7 victory. The Birdmen did virtually all of their damage to the trio of chuckers from the Samplemen in the second round when they lit up the scoreboard with a ten-spot. Every player in the Eagles’ lineup gathered at least one hit in the contest with the exception of outfielder Jimmy Givens. The Travelers made a late comeback attempt but it was far too little, too late before rain halted the match after seven frames. Shortstop Johnny Latham led the hit parade for the Feathered Tribe, clubbing a triple and double. Teammate “Hap” Gandy followed with a two-bagger and single.

McDonald (L), Noble (2), Webster (2) and McGinnis
Kerr (W) and Ross

(June 27)  The Sons of Canada handed the U. C. T. aggregation a 5 to 1 setback in Senior Amateur League play at Royal Athletic Park. The game was terminated after eight innings because of darkness. The Canadians played a solid game behind the sterling four-hit pitching performance of veteran Jack Curtis and were well deserving of the win. Outfielder Bill Holman paced the winners at the plate, cuffing a double and a pair of singles. 

Curtis (W) and Bacon
Noble (L) and McGinnis

(June 30)  The Sons of Canada took the Eagles down a peg when they handed the league-leaders a 4 to 0 setback at Royal Athletic Park. The Sons came charging out of the gate and plated three counters in the opening frame on an RBI single by third baseman Eddie Newman and a two-run one-bagger by Bill More. They added their final tally in the second canto when shortstop Murty Dunn singled home winning heaver Ray Parfitt from the keystone sack. Parfitt whiffed seven batters and limited the Big Birds to six safeties with Ross Oatman accounting for two of these with a double and single. Dunn, Newman and More of the victors, as well as the Feathered Tribe’s “Hap” Gandy, all collected two singles. 

Parfitt (W) and Bacon 
Kerr (L), Pollard (6) and Ross

Standings               W     L      Pct.
Eagles                  5     4     .556
U. C. T.                5     5     .500
Sons of Canada          4     5     .444

(July 1)  Playing an airtight game behind the masterful pitching of newcomer Norm Geoghegan, the Sons of Canada handed the Eagles an 8 to 1 defeat in an exhibition holiday encounter before the largest crowd of the season at Royal Athletic Park. Geoghegan, late of the Lethbridge Miners, struck out 15 and allowed only five hits. The husky twirler also lifted one over the fence in the middle pasture for a circuit-clout in the fourth round while his batterymate, Jack Bacon, smashed a three-run round-tripper in the seventh panel.

Geoghegan (W) and Bacon
xxx (L) and xxx

(July 4)  U. C. T.’s heavy artillery was on display at Royal Athletic Park where the Travelers inflicted heavy damage on the Eagles, taking their Senior Amateur League encounter 13 to 5. The Uniteds stung the pill for 12 safeties including two home runs by outfielder Pete Sallaway. Eagles’ fly chaser Tommy Wachter also cracked out a lone dinger. In this night of howitzers, Ross Oatman of the Big Birds snatched four singles while Sallaway and teammate Herb Cummins both ripped three base blows with a double included in Cummins total of swats. Oatman showed daring on the basepaths, pilfering four bases. 

Kerr (L), Pollard (7) and Ross
Copas (W) and McGInnis

(July 7)  Bill Holman’s mighty war club was a big factor in the Sons of Canada 6 to 4 trimming of the United Commercial Travelers at Royal Athletic Park. Holman delivered with a brace of timely blows which brought his team from behind on both occasions. Holman cracked out a two-run homer in the third which sent the Sons into a 2 to 1 lead. Then, in the seventh chapter, he singled in a run to tie the game 3 – 3. The Canucks finally prevailed after the Samplemen had an eighth-inning meltdown wherein they committed three errors as the winners put up a three-spot. Ray Parfitt got the nod to heave for the Canadians after anticipated starter Norman Geoghegan was ruled ineligible because of the league’s residence clause. The Travelers actually had the best of the acquired base knocks, slamming the orb for 11 base raps while losing flinger Norm Forbes was nicked for just five. Third baseman Colin Campbell paced the vanquished nine at the platter, belting a home run and a single.   

Forbes (L) and McGinnis 
Parfitt (W) and Bacon 

(July 11)  The Sons of Canada, who have occupied the cellar for most of the early season, leap-frogged over U. C. T. to claim a half-game lead in the Victoria Senior Amateur Baseball League after disposing of the Eagles 7 to 4 in a rather tame game at Royal Athletic Park. Both teams snagged a trio of counters in their first crack at bat. The Sons then took control of the contest with a four-run surge in the second round. Dan Lidstone struck out 12 while heaving an eight-hitter for the knoll triumph. Bill Holman and Falconer “Kim” Campbell of the Canadians as well as Ross Oatman and “Hap” Gandy of the Lodgemen all checked in with two-hit performances.

Kerr (L) and Ross
Lidstone (W) and Bacon

(July 14)  The United Commercial Travelers stayed right on the heels of the Sons of Canada by downing the Eagles 10 to 8 in a free-hitting contest. No less than 25 safeties were recorded during the fracas including a pair of home runs. The Samplemen tucked the game away in the early stages but had to endure some of the heavy artillery of the Birdmen in the late innings. Leading the 16-hit offensive charge of the Uniteds was outfielder Martin Cottet who laced three singles. Herb Cummins slugged a round-tripper and a single while Jack Noble and Jim D’Arcy came through with a double and single each. For the Feathered Tribe, Ross Oatman slugged a four-bagger to go along with a double and single while teammate “Hap” Gandy ripped a triad of one-baggers. 

Webster (W) and McGinnis
Baker (L), Howe (6), Kerr (8) and Ross

Standings               W     L      Pct.
Sons of Canada          6     5     .545
U. C. T.                7     6     .538
Eagles                  5     7     .417 

(July 16)  The Sons of Canada stowed away another victory when they handed the Eagles a 6 to 3 lacing at Royal Athletic Park. The Canucks had the best of the game from the start and, after grabbing a three-run lead in the first inning, were never overtaken. The Birdmen played a poor defensive game and continually gave the Canadians too many outs with their sloppiness afield. Bill Holman doubled and singled for the winners while Tommy Wachter of the Eagles creamed the orb for a three-bagger and single.

Lidstone (W) and Bacon
Rhodes (L), Kerr (2) and Ross

(July 18)  Jack Noble and Herb Cummins belted home runs to spearhead the United Commercial Travelers to an 8 to 4 conquest of the Sons of Canada. Noble’s blast was a three-run shot in the seventh while Cummins launched his tater in the second stanza with one mate aboard. Norm Forbes picked up the mound triumph, allowing four bingles while issuing the same number of free passes. Noble and Colin Campbell each collected three of the Travelers’ 15 hits with a three-bagger included in Campbell’s sum of swats. 

Curtis (L), Parfitt (3), Lidstone (7) and Bacon
Forbes (W) and C. Campbell 

(July 21)  Catcher Jack Bacon’s two-out double in the eighth inning drove in Falconer “Kim” Campbell from second base to give the Sons of Canada the lead and an eventual 7 to 6 victory over the Eagles at Royal Athletic Park. The win for the Canadians moved them into a tie with U. C. T. for first place in the Victoria Senior Amateur circuit. The Eagles let errors creep into their play at critical times, throwing away a five-run lead obtained in the second inning. It wasn’t until the sixth frame that the Canucks were able to even the score at 6 – 6 when Bill Holman drove a liner though shortstop to plate a pair. The hitters had the upper hand over the chuckers in this contest as the Birdmen racked up 11 safeties to 10 for the Sons. Bacon had a single to go along with his two-bagger while teammate Murty Dunn ripped three singles. Third baseman “Hap” Gandy led the Feathered Tribe with the willow, gathering a double and a pair of singles while George Gandy clubbed a solo homer in the second canto.

Lidstone (W), Parfitt (8) and Bacon
Kerr (L) and Ross

(July 25)  In the most ragged game of the season, the U. C. T. diamondeers pasted the defensively-challenged Eagles 14 to 4 at Royal Athletic Park. The Travelers played steady ball behind the hurling of winning tosser Art “Doc” Webster who allowed the Birdmen four scattered singles. Jimmy Givens, on the mound for the Lodgemen, was nicked for six hits but was given terrible support by his mates who made no less than 15 errors. The victory for the Uniteds vaults them a half-game ahead of the Sons of Canada in their battle for leadership of the Capital City loop. Roy Copas and Pete Sallaway of the Samplemen, both with two singles, were the only players in the joust to amass plural hit totals. 

Givens (L) and Ross
Webster (W) and McGinnis

(July 27)  In one of the most bitterly-contested diamond clashes of the season, the United Commercial Travelers increased their margin atop the Senior Amateur circuit by taking the measure of the Sons of Canada 5 to 4 before a record crowd at Royal Athletic Park. The Travelers had a wide 9 to 4 margin in base hits but the Sons hung in there and made things close. The Canadians’ penchant for committing errors was the primary reason for their defeat. After six innings of play, the teams were deadlocked 3 – 3. The defending champions took a 4 to 3 lead in the seventh panel and made their lead more secure in the eighth chapter, scoring what proved to be the winning tally when “Hap” Cummins tripled and trotted home on Pete Sallaway’s single. Winning flinger Norm Forbes chalked up ten strikeouts. Cummins led the willow wielders, smashing a double in addition to his three-bagger.

Forbes (W) and McGinnis
Parfitt (L) and Bacon

Standings               W     L     Pct.
U. C. T.               10     6    .625
Sons of Canada          8     7    .533
Eagles                  5    10    .333 

(August 1)  A leaky Eagles’ infield allowed the Sons of Canada to pick up an unearned run in the bottom of the eighth inning and escape with a 2 – 2 tie at Royal Athletic Park. The Sons were fortunate to get an even break, failing to hit in the pinches in spite of their 5 to 4 margin in base raps. Both chuckers, Roy Baker of the Birdmen and the Canucks’ Ray Parfitt pitched well. Hot corner custodian “Hap” Gandy” of the Feathered Tribe, with two singles, was the sole baton swinger in the contest to accumulate more than one safety.

Baker and Ross
Parfitt and Bacon

(August 4)  U. C. T. virtually clinched first-place in the Senior Amateur pennant race when they crushed the Eagles 10 to 6 before a capacity crowd at Royal Athletic Park. The issue was pretty well decided in the fifth round when the winners pounced on the offerings of losing pitcher Roy Baker for eight safeties while annexing nine big runs. Art Webster, who toiled on the bump for the Samplemen, was nicked for seven safeties and breezed eight. Baker allowed ten bingles and struck out two. Leading hitters for the winners were shortstop Jim D’Arcy who hammered a triple and single as well as fly chaser Martin Cottet and infielder Roy Copas who both lit up Baker for a double and single. Tommy Wachter was best with the willow for the Big Birds, picking up a two-bagger and single.

Webster (W) and C. Campbell
Baker (L) and Ross

(August 8)  Scoring seven times in the fifth inning, the Sons of Canada romped to a decisive 10 to 3 drubbing of the first-place U. C. T. aggregation. Although they committed five errors, the Canucks gave winning tosser Ray Parfitt good support in the pinches. Parfitt wound up with seven strikeouts while being nicked for six hits while his mates collected eight base knocks off a brace of United chuckers. Outfielder Stanyer’s three-run circuit-clout was the big blow in the Sons’ fifth-inning splurge. Other hitters of note for the triumphant nine were catcher Jack Bacon and shortstop Murty Dunn who both registered a double and single.

Parfitt (W) and Bacon
Dangerfield (L), Webster (6) and C. Campbell

(August 11)  The Sons of Canada administered a sound 8 to 3 lacing to the Eagles at Royal Athletic Park in the final league game of the season. Bill Holman’s two-run dinger in the third frame erased a 1 to 0 Eagles lead and gave the Canucks a one-run margin. The Birdmen scored the equalizer in the fourth, only to have the Sons take control of the contest in the fifth when Jack Bacon smashed a two-run double. They then put the game on ice by putting a three-spot on the scoreboard in the eighth panel. Holman added a single to go along with his tater. In addition to his two-bagger, Bacon also laced a one-bagger for a two-hit production, an output equalled by teammate Falconer “Kim” Campbell. Steve Nex bashed a bases-empty round-tripper for the Lodgemen in the sixth but it was his sidekick, “Hap” Gandy, who carried away the swatting laurels for the evening by spanking the sphere for a brace of doubles and a one-bagger.  Even though the Sons are technically still a half-game behind the league-leading U. C. T. squad, they have been awarded a de facto tie as the last-place Eagles, with whom they still have a makeup game, have indicated no desire to play. Consequently, the Canadians and Travelers will clash in a sudden-death match to decide the Victoria championship.

Parfitt (W) and Bacon
Baker (L) and Ross

Final Standings         W     L      Pct.
U. C. T.               11     7     .625
Sons of Canada         10     7     .588
Eagles                  5    12     .294 


(August 15)  The Sons of Canada roughed up a pair of U. C. T. chuckers for eight counters in the opening canto en route to a 16 to 4 thrashing of the Travelers in their winner-take-all clash at Royal Athletic Park. A home run by Bill Holman highlighted the early outburst by the victors. The Travelers were only out hit by a 9 to 7 margin but they imploded defensively, committing nine errors. The Canucks were also beneficiaries of seven free passes to first base. Ray Parfitt earned the knoll triumph with a steady but unspectacular performance. Parfitt, batterymate Jack Bacon and infielder Falconer “Kim” Campbell all picked up a pair of safe swats for the winners with one of Bacon’s raps falling in for two bases. Losing twirler Art Webster emerged as the game’s top baton swinger, belting a homer, double and single. The win for the Sons earned them the 1927 championship of the Victoria Amateur Baseball League and a provincial playoff date with Burnaby of the Vancouver Terminal Baseball League.

Parfitt (W) and Bacon
Webster (L), Dangerfield (1) and C. Campbell


(July 31)   The visiting Papermakers from Powell River rallied in the late innings Sunday afternoon to top the Courtenay-Cumberland nine 16-11. The home squad took the lead with a six-run explosion in the sixth inning but Powell River notched three in the seventh and five more in the eighth for the win.

Hunden (L) and Downey
xxx, Limpico (6) and Guthro

(August 7)   Hally Dixon raped out three doubles and drove in three runs Sunday at the Courtenay Ball park as the locals downed Powell River 7-2 . Bill Boyd allowed eight hits in going the route for the win besting Ramano Limpico, aka Banana. 

Limpico (L) and Guthro
Boyd (W) and Cummins