1929 Tournaments / Exhibitions     


(May 24) Swift Current blanked Milden 7-0 to take top money of $100 at the Rosetown Tournament. The champs had earlier shutout the host team 5-0 to reach the final while Milden topped Wiseton 2-1.

In opening round play, Swift Current whipped Zelandia 16-2, Rosetown beat Hughton 5-3, Wiston shaded Sanctuary 5-4 and Milden got by Outlook 4-2.


(June 14)  Brandon Greys captured first place at the Treherne baseball tournament Friday when they defeated the classy nine from Grafton, ND, 1-0 in a 10-inning thrilling final on Leo Fischer's game-winning hit.  Some 3,000 fans were treated to some spectacular games. Beano Melitti, a right-hander from Minneapolis, hurled the shutout for the Greys opposing Smokey Robinson, who had also gone ten innings against Virden.

Melitti (W) and Lupe
Robinson (L) and xxx

Greys made the final trouncing Gretna-Neche 14-1 as Myron “Chief” Berry had an easy time on the hill for the winners.  Melitti belted a home run and a triple.

Berry (W) and Lupe
xxx and xxx

Grafton nosed out Virden 2-1 in their semi-final. A home run in the tenth inning decided the contest.


(June 20)    Minot, ND, captured top money at the Virden Tournament posting an easy win over Antler, ND, in the final.  Antler had won a finals berth with a victory over Virden and Minot had topped Brandon. The Greys had taken the lead in the second inning on Charlie Hitchin's single and there was no further scoring until the seventh when Mach cracked a three-run homer for the win. Chief Berry fanned ten in taking the loss.

Berry (L) and Lupe
Foster (W) and xxx

Brandon and Virden played for third money but a dispute in the fourth inning led to the Greys forfeiting the match.


(June 26)   Getting outstanding shutout pitching by Myron Berry and Beano Melitti, Brandon walked off with top money at the Souris Tournament Wednesday.  Greys notched a pair of 2-0 victories, over Kenmare and Virden.
Berry had a three-hitter against the North Dakota entry and Melitti followed to blank Virden.

Berry (W) and Lupe
Crabbe (L) and xxx

Melitti (W) and Lupe
Robinson (L) and McDougall


The most powerful touring team to barnstorm on the prairies in 1929 was undoubtedly the Texas Colored Giants. Reportedly, the Giants played at or near an .850 won-loss clip that summer.

Only one team from Saskatchewan, a reinforced aggregation from the tiny village of Ruthilda, proved to be somewhat of a thorn in the side of the visitors. During the months of July and August, the tourists and the well-fortified Ruthilda nine locked horns in six hard-fought diamond battles, a doubleheader in Salvador in addition to a much-publicized four-game series at Saskatoon’s Cairns Field.   

(July 1)  Playing a Dominion Day twin-bill in Salvador (an equally small settlement in the northwestern part of the province) before some 3,500 fans, the mighty Texas Colored Giants took the opening tussle 7 – 3 over the longshot Ruthilda contingent. The dark horse Ruthilda battled hard and held the barnstormers to a 3 – 3 tie in the nightcap.

No batteries nor game details available for either contest.

The fiercely-competitive double-dip in Salvador set the stage for a highly-publicized four-game series at Cairns Field in Saskatoon between the two combatants.

August 12)  Coming from behind with seven runs in the fourth inning, the Cinderella Ruthilda nine drew first blood in their four-game set with the mighty Texas Colored Giants by handing the tourists an 11 – 9 setback before a packed house at Cairns field.

Don Conklin went the distance on the hill for the victors, surrendering nine safeties to the heavy-hitting Giants. Following a shaky start, Conklin improved as the contest progressed and was touched for just two base knocks after the third frame.

Accustomed to performing a few vaudeville stunts during many of their lopsided victories in Canada, the darkies had to refrain from such as per the stiff competition they faced. Wilbur Clay, a southpaw, started on the mound for the barnstormers and suffered the hillock defeat as right-hander Pete Treadwell took over mound duties in the fifth after the disastrous fourth. Second sacker Keith “Kitch” Moore stroked a brace of bingles for Ruthilda while Bill Slaughter drilled a triple and single for the losers.

Clay (L), Treadwell (5) and Brooks
Conklin (W) and Robinson

(August 13)  The Texas Colored Giants evened up their Saskatoon series when they handed “Kitch” Moore’s classy Ruthilda aggregation a 5 – 2 defeat at Cairns Field. Both teams managed to bang out ten base raps. Temperamental twirler Pete Treadwell of the Giants fanned four while Ruthilda’s ace moundsman  Archie Edwards whiffed five. Hitting star of the scuffle was Brooks, the peppery Texas outfielder and catcher, who got to Edwards for four safeties including a homer. Moore and Don Conklin laced a pair of singles each for the Villagers.

Archie Edwards (L) and Robinson
Treadwell (W) and Marshall

(August 14)  Turning in two of the closest and most exciting games of the current series, Ruthilda and the Texas Colored Giants divided their doubleheader at Cairns Field as the four-game set came to an end. The country bumpkins from northwest Saskatchewan took the matinee contest 8 – 6 before the colored lads squeaked out a 5 – 4 decision in the nightcap.

Plating a pair of counters in the eighth episode of the curtain-raiser, the tie-breaker and insurance tallies coming on a two-run, bases-loaded single by winning heaver “Kitch” Moore, Ruthilda captured an exhilarating opener. Earl Edwards clouted a solo four-bagger, a double and a single for the victors off losing chucker Wiley Killingsworth. For the vanquished Giants, Brooks and Killingsworth both went deep with circuit-clouts. Moore had ten punchouts in his complete-game effort.

Killingsworth (L), Clay (8) and Marshall
Moore (W) and Robinson

In the evening fracas, shortened to seven stanzas because of darkness, “Lefty” Clay bested Archie Edwards on the bump in one of the hardest-fought games played on the Avenue A diamond for many a moon. Ruthilda and the Colored Clan stroked six safeties apiece but the Texans bunched four of their safeties in the sixth stanza when they chased across a triad of runs to forge ahead by a singleton. Bill Marshall drove in the winning counter with a well-placed single up the middle. Earl Edwards was again the leading hitter in the sunset encounter, collecting a double plus a brace of one-baggers. 

Archie Edwards (L) and Robinson
Clay (W) and Brooks

After the epic quadruple string of contests in the Hub City, the powerful Texas Colored Giants left Cairns Field with a record of 119 wins, one tie (a 3 - 3 draw with Ruthilda) and 19 defeats (two of which were inflicted by the underdog Ruthilda aggregation) on their 1929 Canadian tour.


(July 1)    At Oak Lake on the holiday, Brandon defeated Virden and Minot to take top money in the four team event.  Greys scored three times in the second inning and it stood up for a 4-2 victory over Virden as Chief Berry hurled a six-hitter to best Thomas.

Berry (W) and Lupe
Thomas (L) and McDougall

The final was no contest as the Greys had a 10-0 lead after four frames and went on to a 13-7 triumph.   Jimmy Currie smacked one over a building in deep centre field for the longest clout of the day. Beano Melitti came through with two circuit drives.

Melitti, Berry (W) (5) and Lupe
Kelly (L) and Mach

(July 6)   It took ten innings but Swift Current squeaked out a 4-3 victory over the Texas Colored Giants. In the extra frame, catcher Fat Knipfel doubled with two out and came home of Freddy Herman's single. Bill Hardin, with a dandy four-hitter and 14 strikeouts, topped Clay of the visitors in a pitching duel. Clay, a left-hander, allowed just seven hits. Down 3-0, the locals tied the contest in their half of the second on hits by Harris, Hardin, and Jimmy Borthwick. The match featured outstanding defense with Eddie Dyer of Swift Current making four running catches in centre field.  Marshall of the Giants had the longest blow, a first inning triple.

Clay (L) and xxx
Hardin (W) and xxx

(July 8)  In an exhibition game at Weyburn, Minot, North Dakota, topped the Colored House of David 7-6 before a crowd of 5,000 during the opening day of the 21st annual Weyburn Fair. The American squad had 12 hits, three each by Opheim and Ward. Two of Ward's hits were doubles.  Evanson held the visitors to eight hits in registering the pitching win. John Donaldson, Hilton and losing pitcher D. Young each had a pair of hits for the Davids. A. Hancock added a triple.

D. Young (L) and C. Hancock
Evanson (W) and Mach


(July 9)   With a huge offensive show, then a sterling pitching effort, Brandon Greys won their fourth tournament of the season Tuesday, winning at Portage La Prairie.

Greys thumped Maddock, ND, 18-2 in the afternoon, then shaded Gretna-Neche, ND, 2-0 in the final, to take home the $300 top prize. 

James Currie and Beano Melitti led the Greys 23-hit attack, each with five safeties. Melitti slugged two homers, Currie had a triple. Bud Glasman added four hits. Every player in the Greys lineup had at least one safety.  Chief Berry yielded just five hits in taking the pitching win. Vallier went the route for the losers.

In the final, Eddie Foster fashioned a three-hitter for the shutout, he fanned nine.  The Greys had ten hits,  They got both runs in the fourth frame. James Currie singled to knock in Bert McInenly who had led off with a double. Charlie Hitchins' single  brought in Currie.

Berry (W) and Lupe
Vallier (L) and Walden

Foster (W) and Lupe
Sanderson (L) and Symington

(July 9)   The Colored House of David used three big innings to trounce the Regina All-Stars 16-5 in an error-filled exhibition at Park de Young. Regina made 10 errors, the Davids, five. The visitors pounded out 16 hits, led by shortstop A. Hancock with two doubles and a single.  Winning pitcher Freeman also had three hits.  Losing hurler Alvin Fritz fired five shutout innings before the Davids turned two hits and several Regina miscues into five runs. They added six runs in the 8th and another five in the top of the 9th. Cliff Hogg and Babe Brossard each had a pair of safeties for the home club.

Freeman (W) and C. Hancock
Fritz (L) and Van Vliet

(July 10)  In the second game of their exhibition series, the Regina All-Stars edged John Donaldson's Colored House of David 4-3 behind the seven-hit pitching of Lefty White who also scored the winning run in the bottom of the 9th inning.  White, who had two hits, scampered home on a double by shortstop Happy Hepburn. Cliff Hogg had given Regina the lead in the 3rd inning with a two-bagger to score both Webb Bird and WhiteAtkins took the loss for the "Bearded Ethiopians of Cuba".  A. Hancock again led the visitors' attack, this time with a triple.

Atkins (L) and Williams
White (W) and Clayton


(July 10)   Brandon Greys had an easy trot to victory in the second tournament at Portage la Prairie Wednesday overwhelming Leeds 10-0 before running up a 9-2 decision over Gretna in the final.  However, the team lost the services of Charlie Hitchins, the hard-hitting third baseman. He was struck by a pitch in the first game and a broken rib will keep him out of action for three weeks. Greys have taken on Peewee Morris of Jamestown, ND.
Beano Melitti fired the shutout over Leeds as Herb Stuart led the attack with three hits one a home run.

Day (L) and Wicker
Melitti (W) and Lupe, Fischer

Cliff Corey handled the mound chores in the second game helped by Bud Glasman who poled three hits, one a home run. Corey also had a three-bagger.

Dubrell and G.Symington
Corey (W) and Fischer


(July 11)   Gilkerson’s Colored Giants walked off with a tournament prize Thursday at the Virden tournament.  Giants crushing Minot 15-1 in the final.  Earl Harrison provided the sterling hurling for the visitors.

Kelly (L), Evanson and Mach
Harrison (W) and Radcliffe

Brandon was ousted in its first start going down 10-0 to the host team as Smokey Robinson tossed a shutout.

Berry (L) and Lupe
Robinson (W) and McDougall

Antler shaded Kenmare 8-7.

Woock (W) and Cranston
Crabbe (L) and Weinberg

Minot crushed Virden 11-5 behind the hurling of Pepper Clark.

Massey, Harris (1), Robinson (8) and McDougall
Clark (W) and Mach

The Chicago Giants roughed up Antler 12-2 behind the strong mound effort of Joe Johnson to advance to the final.

Johnson (W) and Radcliffe
Vanusek and Cranston

(July 13)   At Swift Current, the Colored House of David trounced the home squad 13-3 as winning pitcher Freeman led an 18-hit attack with a pair of home runs.  His battery mate, Williams, also socked a four-bagger. Centre fielder Gabby Streets helped with three hits. Bill Hardin took the loss.

Freeman (W) and Williams
Hardin (L) and xxx

(July 14)   At Lac Pelletier, the Colored House of David clobbered Swift Current 17-4 in game called after just five innings because of rain. The much heralded John Donaldson was the starting pitcher for the winners. Dempsey was the hitting star for the locals with three safeties, including a pair of doubles.

Donaldson (W), xxx and xxx
Schriver (L), Marlow and xxx

(July 15)   The Colored House of David chalked up another victory Monday coming from behind an early 3-0 deficit to down the Medicine Hat CPR 10-5. The Cee Pees grabbed a lead in the first inning as the first two batters, Jack Pennington and Howard Teel walked before Howard Blaney belted one to the scoreboard for a homer. The Davids went ahead in the 5th and added two in the 6th and three in the 7th to put the game on ice.  Gabby Streets, who relieved in the first inning with none out went the rest of the way for the victory  Wilf Pennington took the loss.

Atkins, Streets (W) (1) and Williams
Pennington (L) and Blaney

(July 16)   Charlie Hancock's 6th inning grand slam homer proved to be the difference as the Colored House of David topped the Calgary Solloway Mills nine 8-4. The bewhiskered visitors, purportedly from Cuba, broke open a tight contest with five runs in the 6th frame, the other marker scoring on John Donaldson's infield hit.  Donaldson was one of six Davids to register a pair of safeties.  Centre fielder Paul Thompson led Calgary with three hits.

Young (W) and Williams
Lucas (L) and Jenkins

(July 17)   The barnstormers from Cuba made a clean sweep of their three-game Calgary series with 14-4 and 5-3 victories on Wednesday.  Another grand slam homer by Charlie Hancock paced the Colored House of David in the opening game.  The big blow highlighted an eight-run second inning for the Davids. Hancock had four hits over-all and knocked in five as the bearded visitors rapped out 20 hits. C. Young gave up 11 hits to Calgary in going the distance for the win. Paul Thompson went five-for-five for Calgary, including two triples, and Pudge MacKenzie was three-for-three with a homer and double.

C. Young (W) and Williams
Kilen (L), Jenkins (2), Rice and Henderson

First baseman J. Young belted a 7th inning homer, then knocked in Art Hancock and Buzz Boldridge with a single in the 8th to lead the Cubans to a 5-3 win over Calgary in the second game.  Playing manager John Donaldson hurled a nine-hitter for the win.  The Davids collected 13 hits off Calgary's Dodger Lewis.

Donaldson (W) and C. Hancock
Lewis (L) and Jenkins


(July 16)  Brandon Greys won their 6th tournament of the summer Tuesday when they captured top money of $300 at the Melita Tournament. Greys defeated Minot 9-3 in the final after downing Virden 13-9 in opening action.
Greys were facing a fortified Virden team with the additions of Happy Felsch, Swede Risberg, Butch Keistling and Hans Wagner. Cliff Corey went to the mound for the Greys to oppose Smokey Robinson. With the bases loaded against Corey in the sixth, Eddie Foster relieved and fanned Felsch to end the inning. Felsch later hit a homer for Virden.

Corey (W), Foster (6) and Lupe
Robinson (L), Harris (2) and McDougall

Minot defeated Antler to reach the final against the Greys. The game was on ice before the North Dakota nine could get three out in the first.  Greys rapped ten hits to score nine times in the first frame off Pepper Clark who then recovered to pitch shutout ball the rest of the way.  Cliff Corey was the winner.

Corey (W) and Lupe
Clark (L) and Mach

(July 18)  At Drumheller, the Colored House of David whipped the Nacmine Athletics 12-3.  A six-run 6th inning, highlighted by Charlie Hancock's bases-loaded, three-run double, was key for the winners.  Art Hancock and Young had home runs for the Cubans.  Charlie Hancock added a triple.  Hawkins had a three-bagger for Nacmine.

xxx, xxx (2), xxx and xxx
xxx, xxx, xxx and xxx


Brandon Tournament

(July 18)    The Grey’s nemesis, the Chicago Gilkerson Giants, again brought disappointment to the home fans in edging the Greys 4-3 in the final of the Brandon Tournament. 

The Brandon Sun touted then event as the “greatest baseball tournament ever staged in the city before the largest crowd that ever packed its way into the Athletic grounds.”   The tourney drew seven teams (Minot, the eighth entry did not show), including the Toronto Oslers, the Canadian semipro champions, who stopped over on their return from Vancouver.

The Elks, who sponsored the event gave away $1,200 in prize money and four automobiles - Plymouth, Chevrolet, Durant & Whippet.

Brandon took a 3-0 lead in the third but the Giants struck for two in the fourth and added one in the fifth and the winner in the sixth.  Ted "Double Duty" Radcliffe, normally the catcher for the Giants, picked up the win in relief of Earl "Iron Horse" Harrison. Eddie Foster gave up just five hits in taking the loss.  Brandon went through the tourney without making an error.

Foster (L) and Lupe
Harrison, Radcliffe (W) (3) and Radcliffe, Coleman (3)

Lefty Vanusek fired a four-hit shutout as Antler, ND, topped Lees 5-0.

Kaybery (L) and Teeter
Vanusek (W) and Cranston

The Toronto Oslers took a 3-0 lead in the second inning and topped Virden 5-2 with ace Joe Spring the starter for the Toronto nine and Swede Risberg for Virden.

Spring, (W) Greer and Hoose
Risberg (L) and McDougall

Moosomin had a short-lived advantage in its game with the Colored Giants breaking out with three runs in the top of the first inning. It was all Giants from there as the American club punched out 12 hits in a 14-4 victory
Hogg (L) and Waines
Torriente (W) and Radcliffe

Brandon edged Antler, ND, 4-1 with Chief Berry throwing a four-hitter.

Hendricks (L) and Cranston
Berry (W) and Lupe

The Giants went on to top the Oslers 8-0 with Joe Johnson and Giles belting home runs. Owen Smaulding had a five-hit shutout.

Smaulding (W) and Radcliffe
Greer (L) and Hoose

(July 19)   The barnstorming Colored House of David took both games from the Lethbridge All-Stars 13-8 at 6-1 at Henderson Park Friday.   Few details were made available on the first game.  In the nightcap, second baseman Charlie Hancock belted three doubles and a pair of singles to pace a 16-hit attack.  Winning pitcher Manville Boldridge, who pitched a three-hitter, and centre fielder Gabby Streets each had three safeties.  Falconer was the losing hurler.

xxx and xxx
Pisko, Chollak, Yorko and xxx

Boldridge (W) and Williams
Falconer (L) and Wilson


(July 22)   in a thrilling opening to the 1929 Exhibition Tournament, Bruno proved to be comeback kings in edging Aberdeen 7-6 in 12 innings. Trailing 5-1 in the bottom of the ninth, Bruno rallied for four runs to send the game to extra innings. Dufor's bases-loaded double was the blow to tie the count at 5-5. Then, after Aberdeen scored in the top of the 12th, Bruno rebounded with two in the bottom of the frame for the win. An error by catcher Curly Reeve on a peg from Smith to try to cut off a runner at the plate gave Bruno the deciding marker.  Joe Weber picked up the pitching win in a relief role. Aberdeen out-hit the winners 15 to 8 with McCullouch and Reeve each collecting three safeties.  Lunnan struck out 15 in a losing cause.  Mike Hofbauer, who started on the mound for Bruno, shifted behind the plate when Weber relieved. He was knocked out in the ninth when beaned by a pitch but after liberal applications of cold water returned to the game.

Lunnan (L) and Reeve
Hofbauer, J.Weber (W) (4) and Lummerding, Hofbauer

(July 23)   Cory pounded out 14 hits including four doubles, two triples and a home run in trouncing Cudworth 18-6. Hank Hilldrup led the way with four hits and three runs.  Shortstop Cherry added a single, double and triple and scored three times. Bill Dunbar cracked the lone four-bagger.  Cory ran out to a 13-0 lead after three innings. Jerry Cummings went the route for the win.

R.Koob, S.Hersch (4) , Vandell (6) and Reaser
Cummings (W) and Johnson

(July 23)    Asquith broke open a close game with three runs in the 7th and five more in the 9th to overwhelm Clair 11-2. Centre fielder L.Hoffman collected four hits and three runs to lead a 13-hit attack for Asquith. First sacker Gregory had three hits. Carl Mohr held Clair to three hits and whiffed 13. Barney McNamee of Clair rang up 12 strikeouts.

Mohr (W) and Sweet
McNamee (L) and Franke

(July 24)    Begley held Clair to just three hits as Milden posted a 5-0 exhibition win. Clair played the game as a favour to tournament officials as Rosthern failed to appear and Clair, by virtue of their earlier victory, moved into the second round of the event.

Christoff (L) and Franke
Begley (W) and Aime

(July 24)   Neilburg scored four runs in the first inning and continued to pile on the offense in whipping Langham 17-5.  Alf Bennett led the winners both at the plate and on the mound. He moved from shortstop in the third inning to take over for sore-arm starter Taylor and went the rest of the way for the win powering the lineup with five hits and four runs scored. Second baseman Stewart collected four hits and catcher Ron Silver added three. 

Taylor, Bennett (W) (3) and R.Silver
Friesen, W.Epp (5) and Derkson

(July 25)    Lucky Lake unleashed a 15-hit attack in crushing Lanigan 9-1. Shortstop Andy Aitkenhead led the offense slugging a single, double and home run. Catcher Harold "Greasy" Horeak also had three hits. Stan Douglas and Lefty Cleaver combined to hold Lanigan to four hits.

A.Gunther (L), Postlewaite (7) and W.Gunther
Douglas, Cleaver (W) (4) and Horeak

(July 25)   Bruno used a 17-hit attack to down Cory 12-6.  A.Weber, Mike Hofbauer and Joe Weber, the first three batters in the Bruno lineup, each had three hits. A.Weber scored four runs, Hofbauer three and Joe Weber notched a pair. Bill Dunbar had three hits for Cory. 

E.Shockey, Cummings (1) and Johnson
J.Weber (W) and Hofbauer

(July 26)   Asquith opened with two runs in the first inning and coasted to an 18-4 victory over Milden. Second baseman Picketts blasted a homer and three singles and catcher Talbot had four hits in a 20-hit assault.  Every batter in the Asquith lineup had at least one hit and one run.

Swenson (L), Maguire (7) and Aime
Mohr (W), Frost (8) and Talbot

(July 26)   In the evening game, Lefty Cleaver tossed a five-hit shutout and fanned 18 as Lucky Lake got by Neilburg 3-0, scoring all three runs in the second inning. A triple by Don Conklin followed by Stan Douglas' single opened the scoring.  Douglas advanced to third and scored on Bigelow's fielder's choice and Bigelow came home on Burger's double to right field. Slim Taylor gave up nine hits and compiled ten strikeouts for Neilburg.

Cleaver (W) and Horeak
Taylor (L) and Bessie

(July 27)   In another runaway victory, Lucky Lake embarrassed Asquith to the tune of 20-1 in the morning semi-final match. Andy Aitkenhead again led the offensive with four hits and four runs scored. Stan Douglas added three hits, one a homer, and three runs. Catcher Harold Horeak rapped a double and triple and scored four times. Conklin, Douglas and Burger combined to hold Asquith to two hits while striking out a total of 16 batters.

Conklin, Douglas (4), Burger (7) and Horeak
Mohr, Frost (2) and Talbot

(July 27)   Bruno, with its home grown lineup, surprised the experts Saturday in winning the Exhibition Tournament with a 5-4 win over a stacked Lucky Lake nine in the tourney final.  Bruno took the lead with a run in the top of the first inning but Lucky Lake responded with back-to-back homers by Harold Horeak and Stan Douglas in the bottom of the first.  Bruno took the lead for good with three in the third. Nordig, who relieved starter Webb in the first inning, pitched airtight ball until the 8th when he gave up two runs.  His troubles continued into the ninth when he loaded the bases with one out and Joe Weber was called in to get out of the jam. The next two batters hit to Schwinghammer at third and he made no mistake in throwing out runners at the plate to end the threat. A.Weber belted a homer for the winners.

Webb, Nordig (W) (1), J.Weber (9) and Hofbauer
Cleaver, Conklin (3) and Horeak


(July 23)   Gilkerson’s Giants captured yet another tournament. The visitors from Chicago defeated Brandon 14-5 in the final of the Rock Lake event. The summer resort, about 80 miles southeast of Brandon, drew some five-thousand baseball fans from all parts of southern Manitoba and the northern United States.  The Giants pounded four home runs in the final to back the pitching of Earl Harrison.

Harrison (W) and Cardenas
Lefty Teie (L) and Lupe

Chicago beat Leeds, ND, 8-3 to advance while Brandon moved on by thumping the Detroit Giants 18-10 with Eddie Foster picking up the pitching win.  Bud Glasman had the highlight for the Greys with a first inning bases loaded home run.

Foster (W) and Lupe
xxx and xxx

Virden, which drew a first round bye, met the Greys in the semi-finals and went down 15-2.  Greys pounded Tom Pryor, late of the Toronto Oslers and forced a mound change to Smoky Harris. Cliff Corey went the route for the winning Greys. Beano Melitti, and George Eastman hit homers for Brandon. The Greys had a new recruit, Eno, at second base.

Tom Pryor (L), Smokey Harris and xxx
Corey (W) and Lupe


(July 25-27)   In the most competitive game of the entire tournament, Blackie downed Ponoka 3-1 before four-thousand spectators to win the 12-team Camrose Tournament for the second straight summer. Black had a 3-0 lead into the bottom of the eighth when Ponoka got on the board with Flaherty's homer and had the bases loaded with just one out but Red Tulloch fanned and A.Baldwin grounded out to end the threat. Rose twirled a three-hitter for the win. Dodger Lewis took the loss for Ponoka. Blackie had already won the Calgary Brewery Challenge Trophy to solidify its claim as the best ball team in Southern Alberta.

Rose (W) and Hess
D.Lewis (L) and Scott

And the runs kept coming. In the opening game Saturday, Ponoka demolished Merna 25-2. Catcher Scott had the big blow for the winners, a grand-slam homer in the fourth inning. It was one of 28 hits for Ponoka. James had a homer for Merna.

Baldwin (W) and Scott
McLennan, Eastley (1), Brick (5), James (7) and McKenzie

In the tournament semi-finals, Blackie won a spot in the tourney final by dumping Carmangay 11-0 behind Crotty's four-hit shutout pitching. 

Pennington (L) and Blaney
Crotty (W) and Hess

Ponoka upset Coutts 9-3 to advance to the tournament final against Blackie. 

J.Baldwin (W) and Scott
Libke (L), Engleson (5) and Van Norman

There were four games on Friday's program, all of them one-sided. Blackie picked up where they left off last year, when they outscored their opponents 43-1 in the tournament, walloping Junkin 22-0.  Third baseman Con Bissett clouted a pair of homers to pace the onslaught. Jim Crotty fired the shutout.

Crotty (W) and Hess
Conglin (L) and Tindal

A four-run eighth inning helped Ponoka to an 8-2 win over Botha. Red Tulloch pitched the victory.

Tulloch (W) and Scott
Edwards (L) and McNeight

With veteran Lester Haynes on the hill, Carmangay topped Barrthead 10-2.

Gladeau (L) and Fluet
Haynes (W) and Blaney

Coutts crushed Red Deer 21-4 battering three Red Deer hurlers. Left-hander Engleson pitched outstanding ball for the winners.

Isaacs (L), Strahota, Blades and Robins
Engleson (W), Heemy and VanNorman

In opening play, a high scoring affair kicked off the Camrose Tournament as Mirror trounced Viking 15-7. Mirror had a 15-1 lead before Viking rallied with six runs in the last two innings.

Neis (W) and A.Ray
Oslund (L) and Umphries

All the scoring occurred in the fifth inning as Merna topped Camrose 4-1.

McLennan (W) and S.McKenzie
Goldsworthy (L) and Robinson

In the Thursday evening contest, Merna defeated Mirror 7-4 riding a five-run inning for the triumph.


(July 26)   Chicago Colored giants won another tournament Friday taking the Glenboro event with a 10-1 thumping of Virden in the final.  It went just five innings due to rain. Earlier, the Giants downed Brandon 11-5 with Red Haley leading the way with a home run. Herb Stuart walloped one in the ninth for the Greys. Virden made the final downing the Detroit Giants.

Torriente (W) and Radcliffe
Eddie Foster (L) and Lupe


(July 31)   In what was described as the "most thrilling game of the current season" Gilkerson's Colored Giants shaded Brandon 6-5 Wednesday to take top money of $500 in the Brandon Tournament. 
Brandon out-hit the visitors 13-8.

Corey (L), Berry and Fischer
Johnson (W), Smaulding and Radcliffe

Brandon had earlier whipped Moosomin 7-1. Eddie Foster allowed six hits in going the distance for the Greys.  Fletcher led the winners with a triple and double.

Foster (W) and Fischer
R.Hogg (L) and Wanes

The Chicago Giants crushed the Detroit Giants 14-1 behind a three-hitter by Earl Harrison. They banged out 17 hits off loser Willie Smith.

Harrison (W) and Cardenas
W.Smith (L) and Love

The North Dakota squad from Antler surprised the Chicago Giants with a four-run first inning, knocking starter Hurley McNair out of the box, but battled back to take a 9-5 decision. Lefty Vanusek took the loss.

Vanusek (L) and Cranston
McNair, Smaulding (W) and Radcliffe

Greys pounded out 13 hits, three by first sacker James Currie, who had a pair of doubles, and two each by Herb Stuart, Charlie Hitchins and Bud Glasman but fell to the Giants 6-5.

Double-Duty Radcliffe and Red Haley each had a pair for the Giants.