1928 Exhibitions / Tournaments     


(July 2)  Prince Albert Kiwanis Tournament

(All games with the exception of the final were five-inning contests.)

Lefty Rosenborough, a Saskatoon youngster, held Davis to one hit in the opening game of the tourney as Lake Lenore posted a 1-0 victory over Davis. Dick Stevens yielded just four hits in taking the loss.

Rosenborough (W) and Campbell
D.Stevens (L) and J.Browne

Another one-hitter marked the second game as Carl Moore the burly spitballer of Canwood allowed just a lone safety as Canwood took a 2-0 win over Birch Hills.  Catcher Talbot had two of Canwood's three hits and scored both runs. Claude Bird was the loser giving up just three hits.

Moore (W) and Talbot
C.Bird (L) and Anderson

Bruno topped the Prince Albert Cubs 6-3 with J.Weber handling the mound chores for the winners.

J.Weber (W) and Kelly
Cuff (L), Rosser and Freddie Mosher

Fenton knocked Paddockwood out of the tourney with an 8-3 triumph.

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Lummerding tossed a three-hitter as Bruno eliminated Canwood 3-1 in a semi-final contest.

Lummerding (W) and Kelly
Moore (L) and Talbot

Lefty Rosenborough, who opened the tournament with a one-hitter, fired a no-hitter in the five-inning semi-final as Lake Lenore won 4-0 over Fenton.  Third sacker Primess belted a homer and single and score two runs in the victory.

Rosenborough (W) and Campbell
L.Lunnan (L) and E.Lunan

Bruno touched Lefty Rosenborough for three runs in the second inning and made them stand up for a 3-1 victory and first money at the Kiwanis Tournament. Lummerding held Lake Lenore to three hits and whiffed 11 in going all the way for the winners. First baseman A.Weber and right fielder Maimann each had two hits.

Lummerding (W) and Kelly
Rosenborough (L), Ambel (2) and Campbell

Estevan Elks Tournament

(July 12)   Lee Dillage's Cubans from Lignite, North Dakota, walked off with the $400 first prize money in the Estevan Elks Tournament Thursday defeating Kenmare 5-3 in the final.  Lignite broke a 3-3 tie in the 8th inning with a pair of runs for the victory. 

Williams, Crabbe (L) (7) and xxx
Alvarez (W) and xxx

Lefty Ryan hurled a shutout for Lignite as the Cubans blanked Wildrose 3-0 before taking a 7-1 decision from Radville in a semi-final match.  Kenmare defe ated Lampman 9-2 and drew a bye to the final.  Wally Shupe's Radville nine kicked off the tourney downing Minot 5-4 in an exciting extra inning game.

(July 18)   Lanigan continued its winning ways taking first money at the Watson tournament Monday, at Jansen Tuesday and at Bruno Wednesday. The Pirates winning streak reached 25.

(July 19)  The visiting team from Scobey, Montana defeated the Regina All-Stars by a score of 3 to 1 at Park de Young. The Scobey gang had nine scattered hits off "Wild Bill" Rodgers of the Queen City contingent while Regina managed six base hits off the slants of winning hurler Al Sealy. Angie Mitchell and Stew Leigh had a brace of base raps for Regina while Scobey catcher Joe Lupe also picked up a pair of knocks. The powerful Scobey nine, one of the most colourful teams outside of organized baseball, are the only team to have registered two decisions this summer over "Happy" Felsch's Plentywood club. 

Sealy (W) and Lupe
Rodgers (L) and Leigh 

(July 20)  Snapping out three hits for as many runs in the sixth inning, the Scobey baseballers edged past the Moose Jaw All-Stars 5 to 4 in exhibition action in the Mill City. The Montana visitors collected eight safe blows off losing hurler George Haigh while the Stars had but five raps off the slants of winner Childs and eighth inning reliever Al Sealy. Catcher Joe Lupe registered a triple and single for the winners while Moose Jaw shortstop Al Phillips picked up a double and single.

Childs (W), Sealy (8) and Lupe
Haigh (L) and Jenner

Saskatoon Exhibition Week Tournament

(July 23)   Offensive fireworks and defensive miscues highlighted the opening of the 1928 Exhibition Tournament as Lanigan pounded out 21 hits to clobber Borden, which made 11 errors, 24-7.  W.Craddock led the assault with four hits while Kerr, Overton and Folley each added three with two of Kerr's safeties going for three bases. Shortstop Gunther scored five times. Bruce Hill pitched into the fifth inning for the win. Lanigan called off the contest in the top of the seventh after Lanigan had scored another seven runs.  W.Dyck slugged two triples and a single for the losers and scored three times.

There was confusion before the game as three teams, Lanigan, Aberdeen and Borden turned up to play the first contest. It had previously been announced that Lanigan had withdrawn and Aberdeen had been placed on the waiting list. Officials decided to go ahead with the Lanigan-Borden arrangement with Aberdeen to get a spot in the tournament.

Hill (W), Craddock (5), Robinson (6) and Overton
Wensley (L), D.Dyck and McKitrick, W.Dyck

(July 24)   Carl Shockey drove in Myers with a sacrifice fly in the 8th and final inning to give Grandora a 5-4 victory over Perdue.  Shortstop Roy Bentley had four hits for the winners.

Ed Shockey (W) and Weldon
B.Moore (L) and Bent

(July 24)   Bruno got three-hit pitching by Joe Webber and eliminated Delisle 8-1.

Joe Webber (W) and Moscher
Farley, George (7) and xxx

(July 25)   In the greatest pitching performance in the history of the Exhibition Tournament Howard Webb won a spot in the record books in hurling a no-hitter as Neilburg blanked Aberdeen 4-0. Webb struck out nine and didn't walk a batter.  Only three runners reached base, all on errors, and Aberdeen managed to hoist just one ball out of the infield, Right fielder Jackson dropped the short fly ball in the 8th inning. Webb finished in a blaze of glory setting the final three Aberdeen batters down on strikes in the ninth. Webb also had the longest blow of the game, a triple, and scored a run. Lorne Lunnan, for Aberdeen, also pitched well with the exception of the third inning when Neilburg scored all four runs on four hits, a balk, two passed balls and an error. Outside of the third, Lunnan pitched three-hit ball.

Lunnan (L) and Blake
Webb (W) and Douglas

(July 26)   Ossie Jones held Clair to two hits as Cory scored an easy 8 to 0 victory.

Jones (W) and xxx
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(July 26)   Lucky Lake eliminated Cudworth with a 5 to 2 triumph.  Al Hoeschet hurled the win over his former teammates having pitched two seasons for the Cudworth nine. He fanned 11 the high mark for the tournament so far.

Hoeschet (W) and xxx
xxx and xxx

(July 26)   Lanigan's hard hitting troupe chalked up its second win of the tourney trimming Grandora 13-5.

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(July 27)   Fred Goodman, a local high school athlete, was the hero of Cory's 10-inning 6-5 victory over Bruno. Goodman socked a homer in the seventh frame to give Cory a 5-4 lead and then in the 10th circled the bases on a fielder's choice, an infield out and two wild pitches to score the winning run.  Bruno had knotted the count in the eighth on Dufor's triple to right and Webber's single to centre. Winning hurler Frank Bidgood rapped a pair of two-baggers. Shortstop Dufor had three hits, one a triple, for Bruno.

Bidgood (W) and Johnson
J.Webber (L) and Moscher

(July 27)   Pitching was the key in Friday;s second game as Lucky Lake edged Neilburg 2-1. Burger tossed a five-hitter for the win while Roy Burrows surrendered just four safeties in being saddled with the loss. Lucky Lake got both its runs with the help of Neilburg errors in the fourth inning.

Burrows (L) and Douglas
Burger (W) and Creasy, Hoffinger

(July 28)   Lanigan took an early lead and managed to hold off a late Cory rally to post a 5-4 victory and win a slot in the Exhibition final.  Ted Postlewaite bested Ossie Jones in the mound competition.

Jones (L) and Johnson
T.Postelwaite (W) and Overton

(July 28)  The team from Lucky Lake emerged as the 1928 winners of the Saskatoon exhibition tournament, downing Lanigan 9 to 4 in the tournament finale. Steve Martin went the distance on the hill for Lucky Lake, firing a four-hitter, to earn the pitching win. Lanigan starter Bill Craddock was nailed with the loss. D. Beavis led the victors at the dish with a pair of doubles plus a one-bagger. Ross Robinson had a trio of singles for Lanigan. The winners are charter members of the four-team Long Lake Baseball League which was formed this spring.

Martin (W) and Hoffinger
W. Craddock (L), T. Postlewaite (4), Robinson (6) and Overton

Camrose, Alberta, Tournament

(July 26)   In the opening game of the tournament Thursday New Norway topped Tofield 9-5 behind the strong hurling of Strahota.

Strahota (W) and Olstad
Lawson (L) and Ball

(July 26)   The host Camrose nine whipped Botha 10-2.  Schultz opened the scoring with a bases loaded double in the third scoring Hodges, Busby and Erickson.  They added one in the fifth and put the game away with five runs in the sixth.  Minckler went the distance for the win for Camrose.

Minckler (W) and Harney
W.Snyder (L), Rea (6) and Rusler

(July 26)   Camrose used a 15-hit attack to dispose of New Norway 9-3. Hodges led the way with a double and three singles.  Busby pitched a six-hitter for the win.

Tulloch (L) and Olstad
Busby (W) and Harney

(July 27)   Hardisty scored in the bottom of the ninth to edge Red Deer 5-4.

J.Baldwin (L) and Robins
Luna (W) and Hendrickson

(July 27)  Sedgewick scored three in the first inning and cruised to a 6-0 shutout of Viking. Bowers pitched faultless ball for the winners.

Goldsworthy (L) and Robinson
Bowers (W) and xxx

(July 27)  Blackie counted seven runs in the first inning and posted a 12-0 win over Ponoka.  Crotty pitched the shutout.

Crotty (W) and Jenkins
Dittburner (L) and Hambly

(July 28)   Hardisty topped Camrose 5-2 to advance to the tournament final. First sacker Stott slammed a two-run homer in the fourth to put Hardisty in the lead for good.  They wrapped up the contest in the 7th scoring a pair on two singles, a dropped third strike followed by a wild throw to first.

Minckler (L) and Harney
Moore (W) and Hendrickson

(July 28)   Crotty fired another shutout as Blackie crushed Sedgewick 14-0.

Conklin (L) and Fisher
Crotty (W) and Jenkins

(July 28)   Blackie ran roughshod over Hardisty 17-1 to win top money in the Camrose tourney. In three games, Blackie outscored its opponents 43-1.  They scored three in the first inning of the final and never looked back adding one in the second, two in the  sixth, four in the seventh and seven in the 8th.  Sterr who didn't enter the game until the 7th inning had a single and two triples to lead a 19-hit attack.  Winning pitcher Heim also had a three-bagger. Heim yielded just two hits, a single in the first and Stott's homer in the eighth.  .

Heim (W) and Jenkins
Moore (L) and Hendrickson

(July 27) Before the season's largest crowd at Park de Young, the Gilkerson's Union Colored Giants defeated the Regina All-Stars, a group of selects from the Northside League, by a score of 5 to 1. The visitors out-hit the locals 10 to 8. Both shortstops, Akers of the Giants and Hepburn of Regina, led their respective clubs with the willow, each garnering three safeties. Hepburn's total included a triple while Akers picked up a two-bagger amongst his trio of raps.

Sims (W) and Marshall
Swainson (L) and Leigh

(July 29)  Gilkerson's Union Colored Giants made a clean sweep of the three-game series with the Northside League All-Stars by taking both ends of a doubleheader by scores of 6 to 4 and 5 to 1.

In the opening tussle, the Gilkerson's picked up 9 hits to 7 for the homesters. Crespo of the Giants and Andreen of the Reginans were the only two players to register two hits.
Sharp (W) and Coleman
Lebredt (L) and Scott

The Northsiders held a 1 to 0 advantage after five complete innings as Alvin Fritz was able to hold the Giants' offense in check up to that point. The invaders began to chip away, however, and finally took a 2 to 1 lead in the seventh. They then put the game on ice with a three-spot in the ninth. Marshall of the Gilkerson's hurled a five-hitter for the win. Chacon and Moore both had two hits for the winners.

Harrison (W) and Marshall
Fritz (L) and Leigh

(July 31)  In front of more than 1,500 Park de Young fans, the Gilkerson's Union Colored Giants knocked off the Scobey, Montana clan 8 to 3. The well-played contest featured outstanding catches by Sharp of the Giants and Matthews of the Montana nine. Second sacker Crespo had three hits for the winners, a feat duplicated by Scobey's Condon

Sealy (L) and Lupe
Harrison (W) and Marshall

(August 1)  Tying up the game in the last of the ninth inning when Scobey pitcher Al Sealy ran into control problems, Gilkerson's Union Colored Giants battled the Montana baseball nine for 13 innings at Regina's Park de Young without coming to a decision. The final score was 2 - 2 and provided Queen City fans some scintillating action.

Sealy and Lupe
Sims and Coleman

(August 3)  With the crowd at Park de Young almost solidly against him, plate umpire Amby Moran awarded the battle between the Gilkerson's Union Colored Giants and the team from Scobey to the latter outfit in the tenth inning when the score was deadlocked 8 - 8. The dispute between the arbiter and the Gilkerson's arose over a long fly ball that Moran called foul but, in the opinion of the vast majority, was a home run.

Harrison, Sims and Marshall
Cunningham and Perkins

(August 10)  In Regina, at least, the House of David baseball artists are masters of the Colored Giants. The whiskered performers chalked up a double win over the Gilkerson's Union squad at Park de Young, grabbing the afternoon contest 6 to 1 and the evening game 4 - 0. Radloff, a right-hander with a fair turn of speed pitched both games for the Davids. In the matinee fixture, he was invincible until the ninth when the Giants tallied their lone run. In the late encounter, he held the Gilkerson's to two hits and garnered four base knocks at the dish.

Radloff (W) and xxx
xxx (L) and xxx

Johnson (L), Sims (5) and xxx
Radloff (W) and xxx