1931 Game Reports / BC Interior     

1931 Vancouver, Lower Mainland, Fraser Valley 
1931 BC Interior 
1931 Vancouver Island   

(July 1)    With a run in the ninth inning, Kelowna topped Kamloops 9 to 8 Wednesday afternoon. The visitors rebounded from a early 4-0 hole to tie a 4-4 after four innings. Allan Milton provided a game highlight with a home run.

xxx and xxx
Zeb Lonzo (L) and "Sparky"

(July 5)   Home town Chase rallied from a 3-0 deficit after just one inning to down Salmon Arm 8 to 3 Sunday. E.Saari's three-run homer tied the score and Chase steadily took over the game.

(August 23)   North Bend scored on a single and a wild throw in the 11th inning Sunday to shade Boston Bar 7-6. It was one of the fastest encounters of the season with the extra-inning affair lasting just an hour and 47 minutes. Boston Bar had built a 6-2 lead with four runs in the sixth inning. North Bend fought back with singletons in the 6th and 7th and a pair in the 8th.  Hay fired a four-hitter, with 11 strikeouts, in going the full 11 frames for the pitching win.  Martinson fanned 18 in taking the loss. He yielded ten hits, three to catcher S.Haines.

Martinson (L) and V.Firkins
Hay (W) and Haines

Central Okanagan League

Final standings       W    L    Pct.
Kelowna Ramblers      7    1    .875
Oyama                 5    3    .625
Rutland *             4    4    .500
Kelowna Hornets *     4    4    .500
Winfield              0    8    .000

* Rutland and Kelowna Hornets met in a third-place tie-breaker to determine last playoff spot

(May 14)   Winfield threw a scare into the Rutland nine Thursday by loading the bases with none out in the first inning.  But Thornton fanned a pair and got the third out on a fly ball to get out of trouble, then blanked the home squad the rest of the way. Rutland scored six in the second inning en route to a 10-0 victory.  Holitzki, with a triple, and Rudy Kitsch and Fred Kitsch with two-baggers, provided the extra-base power.

Thornton (W) and F.Kitsch
B.Cooney and J.McCarthy

(May 18)  Kelowna Hornets got shutout pitching from "Chubby" Taft Monday and trounced Kelowna Ramblers 8 to 0.

Taft (W) and Neid
Morrow (L) and Rainbow

(May 18)   Oyama, playing at home, topped Winfield 8 -4.

(May 21)   First baseman Johnston smacked a two-run homer for the Kelowna Hornets in the first inning to set the stage for a runaway victory Thursday at Rutland.  Hornets won, 9-1 behind the solid hurling of "Chubby" Taft.  Holitzki gave Rutland a chance to get back in the game in the bottom of the first when he slammed a triple, but died on third as Taft fanned his teammates.

Taft (W) and Neid
Thornton (L) and Kitsch

(May 21) Ramblers defeated Winfield 9 to 4 at Kelowna.

(May 28)   Thursday at Kelowna, Ramblers slipped by Rutland 13 to 12 in an exciting affair that had Rutland rally from a 12-0 deficit to tie the game at 12-12 before Charlie Roth scored the winner for the Ramblers in the bottom of the final inning on a hit by his brother T.Roth.  Ramblers started quickly scoring six runs in the first inning and added another six in the second. Helped by a grand slam homer by Rudy Kitsch, Rutland managed to plate 12 runs over the next two frames to tie the game and the teams played scoreless ball until the last inning.

Bach, Thornton (L) (1) and F.Kitsch
Duggan, Parkinson, Morrow (W) and Morrow, Parkinson

(May 28)  Before a home crowd Thursday, Oyama downed Kelowna Hornets 5-3.

(June 1)  Rutland fell behind 3-0 after three innings, playing at home, but rebounded to defeat Winfield 6-3 Monday. Bach went five innings to register the pitching win for Rutland.

H.Simpson, Brinkman (4) and Wilson
Bach (W), Thornton (6) and F.Kitsch

(June 1)   Kelowna Ramblers dumped Oyama 8-1 Monday.

(June 3)   Oyama plated a pair of runs on two hits and an error in the first inning and were never headed in downing Rutland 9 to 1.  In the second inning, an unusual play resulted in three more runs for Oyama. With two on base, Bowsher hit one to centre field for what should have been a single, but the ball rolled under a car and before it could be retrieved all three runners had scored. Pattullo, on the mound for Oyama, gave up a run in the first then blanked Rutland the rest of the way in the seven inning contest.

Pattullo (W) and J.Pothecary
Thornton (L) and Baerg

(June 3)   In a tournament at Summerland, Dalton hurled a no-hitter as Kelowna downed Keremeos 1-0 in the first draw and topped Penticton 10-4 in the second round. 

Dalton and J.Neid
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G.Morrow and Neid
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(June 4)  Kelowna Ramblers clinched first place in the Central Okanagan Baseball League Thursday defeating Hornets 8 to 2. 

Einboden (L) and Neid
Duggan (W) and Morrow

(June 4)  Oyama and Winfield fought to a 4-4 draw Thursday. Darkness prevented further play. 

Pattullo and Pothecary
Simpson and Williamson

(June 8)  Rutland defeated Kelowna Hornets 4-1 and Kelowna Ramblers topped Winfield 6 to 4.

(June 11)   In a slugfest at Oyama, visiting Rutland escaped with a 12-11 victory scoring a pair in the top of the seventh and final inning and stopping an Oyama rally in the bottom of the final frame. The home club had taken a big lead with six runs in the third inning, but Rutland responded with seven runs in the fifth and another in the sixth to go ahead 10 to 6. Trailing 12-8 going into their final at bat, Oyama erupted for three runs but fell just short.

Thornton, Bach (W) and Kitsch
Wynne, Pattullo and Pothecary

(June 11)  Kelowna Hornets shaded Winfield 4 to 3.

Einboden (W) and Neid
Simpson (L) and Wilson

(June 14)  In an exhibition game, a combined Kelowna squad scored twice in the first inning and held on to beat Vernon 5-1 Sunday.  A two-run single by catcher Neid gave Kelowna their 2-0 first inning advantage. Johnston's triple in the sixth plated another. Vernon got on the scoreboard in the 8th with catcher Jones driving in the marker with a three-bagger. Kelowna responded with two more in the ninth on Dalton's base blow.  Johnston led the winners with three hits.

Sparrow (L) and Jones
Morrow (W) and Neid

(June 15)  Kelowna Hornets topped Winfield Monday 8 to 6.

(June 17)   In their final league encounter, Oyama defeated Winfield Wednesday 8 to 3.

(June 18)  In a playoff for third place, Kelowna Hornets took an early 5-0 lead and held off a seventh inning rally by Rutland to secure a 7 to 5 victory in the rain at Rutland.  The game feature four three-base hits, by C.Dalton, McLeod, Johnston and Rudy Kitsch

Taft (W), Dalton (7) and Neid
Thornton (L) and Kitsch

(June 21)   One of the largest crowds in years, estimated at about a thousand, watched Kelowna continue their winning streak taking an 8-3 decision from Penticton.  Winning pitcher George Morrow got Kelowna off on the right foot with a two-run double in the first inning.  A four-run sixth inning for Kelowna put the game on ice.  Parkinson led the winners with three hits while Morrow had a pair.

Thompson (L) and Baker
Morrow (W) and Neid

(June 22)   In a sudden-death semi-final Monday, Kelowna Hornets took an easy 10-0 decision over Oyama as "Chubby" Taft fired the shutout.

Pattullo (L) and Pothecary
Taft (W) and Neid

(June 25)   Kelowna Hornets blanked the Ramblers 4-0 in the first game of the final series.

(June 29)  In an exciting contest, Kelowna Hornets blew a 6-3 lead before scoring in the bottom of the ninth to win 7-6 and claim the Central Okanagan League championship in two straight games.  Ramblers had rallied with a run in the 8th and two in the top of the ninth on Parkinson's drive for a tie.  In semi-darkness in the last of the ninth, Taft reached first leading off for the Hornets and stole second, advancing to third on Johnston's out. With two strikes, Larry Dalton

took a mighty swing at a third one and missed. But, so did the catcher as Taft sauntered in from third with the winning run on the passed ball.  The Hornets were awarded the Lawley Cup as winners of the playoffs while Ramblers took home the Spalding Cup for capturing the pennant during the regular season.

Morrow (L) and Parkinson
Taft (W) and Neid


The five-team loop featured teams from Chewelah WA, Colville WA, Ione WA, Nelson and Trail

(May 10)   Shortstop Mitchell slammed a pair of four-baggers and catcher Smith slugged another as Colville, Washington, whipped Nelson 15-6 in an exhibition encounter at Nelson.  Tommy Harrison had a homer for the home squad.  Harold Gillette rapped out four hits and also reached on an error. Adams went the route on the hill for the visitors.

Adams (W) and xxx
Cook (L) , Wilson (2), Kraft (6) and xxx

(May 17)  In the opening league game, Nelson upset the defending champion Ione, Washington, club 9-4 Sunday behind the solid hurling of "Slim" Kraft.  A four-run outburst in the 8th inning for Nelson broke open what had been a tight ball game.  Kraft's run-scoring triple was a highlight of the big inning. Catcher Sam Heath belted a homer for Ione.

Kraft (W) and xxx
Flaherty (L) and Heath

(May 17)  A five-run 6th inning carried visiting Trail to a 9-4 triumph over Colville Sunday. Letcher fired scoreless ball until the seventh inning when Colville scored a pair after Trail had taken an 8-0 lead.  Letcher, who gave way in Kay, racked up 13 strikeouts. Kay, who relieved in the 8th, gave way to Scotty Ross in the ninth after the home club added another two markers.  Catcher Slivers Decembrini started Trail on the way to victory with a run-scoring triple in the third inning.

Letcher (W), Kay (8), Ross (9) and Decembrini
Adams (L) and Smith

(May 31)  In Nelson's home opener, Nelson downed Colville, Washington, 6-4. The visitors got on the scoreboard early with a first inning homer by catcher Grover Graham.  The visitors took a 3-0 lead with a pair in the fourth before the home club tied it in the fifth and went ahead for good with two runs in the sixth.  First baseman Howard Gillette led an 11-hit attack with three safeties. Schumaker and Tommy Harrison each had a pair. Graham had two singles in addition to his four-bagger for Colville.

R.Adams (L) and G.Graham
I.Kraft (W) and G.Richardson

(May 31)  Trail turned on the power in the first inning Sunday bashing four doubles and a triple in the first inning to score five times en route to a 9-7 victory over Chewelah.  Louis DeMore, hit on the temple by a pitch in his first at bat, managed to go the distance on the mound for the winners. Each team had 12 hits.

Howard (L) and Kuchera
DeMore (W) and Decembrini

(June 7)  Nelson notched its third straight league victory Sunday dumping Chewelah 6-2 as "Slim" Kraft provided steady pitching, holding the home squad scoreless through six innings, and Harold Gillette hammered the only homer of the contest.

Kraft (W) and Richardson
Schmidlekcurf (L) and Kuchera

(June 7)  Crippled by a lack of regular players, Trail went down to a 16-3 defeat at the hands of Ione Sunday. However, Trail has protested the result claiming the Americans had used ineligible players -- Ted Williams and Carith Hanson, said to be of the Idaho-Washington League. 

Letcher (L), Ross, Morris and xxx
xxx and xxx

(June 10)  Trail has won its protest over a 16-3 loss to Ione. League officials ruled Ione had not registered Ted Williams and Carith Hanson prior to Sunday's game and thus the players were not eligible. League rules call for players to be registered eight days before they enter play.

(June 14)   Howard Gillette singled in the 10th inning, advanced on an error and raced home with the winning run on Gordon Richardson's smash into left field to give Nelson a 7-6 win over Trail.  "Slim" Kraft survived 11 hits to go the route for the pitching win.

Kraft (W) and Richardson
DeMore (L) and Decembrini

(June 21)  Nelson managed to overcome one bad inning to down Ione 5-3 for their fifth straight victory in the Canadian International Baseball League. Nelson took the lead with three runs in the second inning before Ione came roaring back, helped by a costly error, to knot the count in the fourth frame.  Nelson got the winner in the sixth as Keiver singled and advanced to second on an error and scampered all the way home on an overthrow. They added an insurance run in the ninth. Keiver led a 13-hit offensive with three safeties and two runs scored. "Slim" Kraft held the visitors to six hits in twirling the victory.

Flaherty (L) and Heath
Kraft (W) and Richardson

(June 21)   Playing on a soggy field at Trail, the Spokane police department topped the locals 9-5 in an exhibition game.  The visitors broke the game open with a five-run sixth inning as Louis DeMore walked three, one with the bases loaded and the home squad made three errors.  Spokane had already put three runs on the board on two walks and three hits in the first inning.

Christie (W) and Roston
DeMore (L) and Decembrini

(June 28)  Ione broke lose with four hits, coupled with two Trail errors, to score three runs in the 11th inning to top Trail 6-3 at Butler Park Sunday. Flaherty tossed a six-hitter in going all the way for the pitching victory.  Ione collected 13 hits.                        

Flaherty (W) and Heath
Christeson (L), DeMore (11) and Decembrini

(July 1)  Dominion Day Tournament, Trail

Chewelah copped first price in the Trail Tournament beating error-prone Colville 12-5 Wednesday. The winners had just nine hits, one more than Colville, but took advantage of 14 errors by the losing club. Colville was first on the scoreboard on a homer by Sullivan in the opening frame. Jacobson belted a pair, one in the third and another in the 8th. Oaks had a circuit clout for the winners in the 8th.  After Chewelah drew into a 2-2 tie with a run in the third, they pulled away with two in the fourth and four in the sixth. Wertenberg went the route on the hill for the winners. Chewelah had drawn a bye into the final after defeating Trail in the opening round.

Wertenberg (W) and Kuchera
Sullivan (L), McDonald (7) and Smith

Colville reached the final by trimming Spokane 8-1 breaking the game wide open with a five-hit, four-run outburst in the fifth inning. Flaherty starred for the winners smacking a homer while figuring in a pair of double plays on defense. Sullivan held Spokane to six hits while Colville collected 11 safeties off two Spokane hurlers.

Sullivan (W) and xxx
Davis, J.Ceder and Buggerly, Nemiss

In opening day action, Colville built up a 9-0 lead in whipping Grand Forks 13 to 6. The highlight for the Canadian squad as Miller's grand-slam homer in the fifth inning.

Savage, O'Keefe and Ronald
Adams, Coulter and Smith

Chewelah opened with four runs in the first inning and led all the way in a 5-3 victory over Ione, in spite of being held to just three hits by Gene Flaherty.  Two hits, a walk and an error helped bring in the first inning bonanza. Ione got a pair in the second on Neely's two-run homer and drew to within a run with a singleton in the third but Chewelah responded with an insurance marker in the sixth. Kingen allowed eight hits in posting the pitching win.

Flaherty (L) and Heath
Kingen (W) and Kuchera

Nemiss of Spokane belted a pair of two-run homers to provide all the scoring for Spokane Lomax in a 4-2 win over Trail.  Down 4-0, Trail made it close with two runs in the seventh inning on Billy Molisky's two-bagger.  Davis held Trail to six hits in gaining the pitching win. Snyder, for Trail, hurled a solid game allowing only six hits and racking up 14 strikeouts.

Davis (W) and Buggerly
Snyder (L) and Mitchell

(July 2)  Trail won first money at the Fernie Tournament Thursday downing Corbin 2-1 in the tourney final.

(July 4)   Nelson plated six runs in the second inning and cruised to a 9-3 exhibition victory over Spokane at Nelson. The home squad battered three visiting hurlers for 17 hits, three each by right fielder Schumaker and second baseman Wallace. Two of Wallace's safeties were two-baggers. Tommy Harrison cracked a homer for the winners as did Skaaden for Spokane. Howard Gillette tossed an eight-hitter for the win. He fanned six and walked one.

Welch (L), Skaaden (2), Hunting (7) and Holstein
Gillette (W) and Richardson

(July 5)   Spokane twice came from behind to edged Nelson 6-5 to split their weekend series. After the home club had score two in the first inning, the visitors came back with a pair in the third only to fall back 4-2 when Nelson replied with two more counters in the bottom of the third. Spokane then went ahead 6-4 before Nelson came close with a run in the 8th. Hunting, at first base, led a 14-hit attack for the winners with a homer, triple, single, two runs and a stolen base. Skaaden added three singles on offense and an unassisted double play on defense. Nelson scattered eight hits for the pitching win.  Howard Gillette had a circuit clout for Nelson.

Nelson (W) and Scheldknecht
Kraft (L) and Richardson

(June 12)  Playing on a muddy field in the rain, the Spokane Eagles trimmed Nelson 6-2 at the Recreation Grounds Sunday. Third baseman Breen rapped three hits and scored twice to lead the winners. Stenger added two hits and two runs. Howard Gillette again provided highlights for Nelson with a home run and two singles. Each team had ten hits.

Noble (W) and Aue
Kraft (L) and Richardson

(July 19)  First baseman Neil McKain pounded out a pair of round trippers, a single and scored four times as Trail demolished Nelson 19 to 3 Sunday in league action. Catcher Gordie McTeer added two doubles and a single and Scotty Ross had a triple and two singles. Hank Lauriente scored three times and produced three one-baggers and Christie slugged a homer and single as Trail collected 20 hits and saw the Nelson defense collapse making 13 errors. Keiver and Horswill had homers for the losers. Rube DeMore held Nelson to just four hits and rang up 19 strikeouts while walking just one.

DeMore (W) and McTeer
Kraft (L), Gillette (2) and Richardson

(July 26)   Gord McTeer smacked a pair of triples and Neil McKain and Christeson also collected three baggers to help Trail to a 10-4 triumph over Colville.  Louis DeMore and Christeson combined to hold the visitors to three hits.

DeMore, Christeson (5) and McTeer
Adams (L) and Graham

(July 29)   The two Canadian teams, Trail and Nelson, top the standings in the Canadian - International League, both with five victories in seven games.  Each club has one game left in the regular schedule. Colville is two games back, Ione 2 1/2 and Chewelah in the basement with two wins. 

Trail       5 - 2
Nelson      5 - 2
Colville    3 - 4  2.0
Ione        2 - 4  2.5
Chewelah    2 - 5  3.0

(August 2)   In an exhibition contest, the Trail seniors, with several rookies in the lineup, walloped Spokane's Sons of Italy 24-5 Sunday at Trail. Rube DeMore slugged a pair of homers and Jimmy Morris had one. DeMore also had a double and Billy Molisky smacked a triple and double.

Suriano, Pupo and xxx
DeMore, Ross and xxx

(August 2)   Nelson out-hit the visiting nine from Fort Wright, Washington, 15 to 5 but had to battle throughout to edge the Americans 7-6 Sunday at the Recreation grounds.  Nelson blew a 6-3 lead as Fort Wright scored three in the top of the ninth to tie but the homesters got a leadoff triple from Hugh Horswill and Gordon Richardson bunted him home for the winning marker. Horswill had earlier given Nelson the lead with a two-run homer in the third inning. Oscar Haroldson, the losing hurler, had help from some rocky terrain to register a circuit clout for the visitors. His long drive into left field struck a rock and bounded into the brush. By the time Schumaker was able to find the ball, Haralson had scampered all the way home.

Haroldson (L) and xxx
Kraft (W) and xxx

(August 5)  It was announced in Trail that the club is not likely to be able to carry out a replay of a league game with Ione.  There is the suggestion that Ione may default the contest.

(August 8)   Nelson says it opposes an attempt by Ione to default its game to Trail. It's the result of a Trail protest earlier in the season that wiped out an Ione victory and ordered a replay of the contest.

(August 17)  Officials from the Nelson and Trail clubs worked out details of a best-of-five series for the Canadian Washington international League championship.  The opening game is set for August 23rd in Nelson.

(August 23)   In a thrilling finish to the first game of the playoffs, Nelson got a three-run homer in the ninth to send the game into extra innings but Trail quickly rebounded with a run in the tenth on a triple and an error to score the winner in a 7-6 victory. George Snyder, the winning pitcher, smacked the three-bagger and came home on a grounder to first by Billy Molisky. After both teams got on the scoreboard in the early innings, Trail took a 4-1 margin with three runs in the fifth on Louis DeMore's homer with Snyder and Molisky aboard. Howard Gillette, who had three hits for Nelson, smacked a homer in the fifth and Eddie Gosselman poled another circuit drive in the seventh while Trail added singletons in the 7th and 8th to go up 6-3. In the ninth, with Gillette and Schumaker on base, Gosselman crushed his second homer to tie the score. Snyder racked up 19 strikeouts in going the distance for the win, his third straight over Gosselman, a leading pitcher in the Washington-Idaho league. Trail out-hit Nelson 12 to 10.

Snyder (W) and Decembrini
Gosselman (L) and Richardson

(August 26)  With five runs in the first inning en route to a 15-11 victory, Trail has taken a two game lead in the best-of-five final series. The slugfest produced five triples and nine two-baggers among the 15 hits.  Hugh Horswill and Howard Gillette had both a triple and double for Nelson as did Hank Lauriente for Trail.  Neil McKain poked a pair of doubles for the winners. Trail took a 7-0 lead after two innings and coasted to the win although Nelson caused some trouble with six runs in the 8th inning.

Kraft (L), Gillette (2) and xxx
DeMore (W), Snyder (8) and xxx

(August 30)  George Snyder again bested Eddie Gosselman, firing a three-hitter with 13 strikeouts as Trail won the Canadian Washington International League championship with a 6-1 victory over Nelson, taking the series in three straight games. Gosselman, who fanned 14, allowed nine hits. Trail opened the scoring in the first inning. Neil McKain singled to score Louis DeMore who had walked and Gordie McTeer doubled to plate the second run. In the sixth, McKain doubled and scored on McTeer's two-bagger and the fourth run came home on a passed ball. Trail went ahead 6-0 in the 8th. Christeson and McKain both singled before Scotty Ross brought them home with a triple. He would have had a homer on the long blow which the Nelson fielder lost under a car outside the fence, but he missed touching third base on the way around and it was logged as a three-bagger. Nelson's lone marker came in the ninth on a bases-loaded error.

Gosselman (L) and xxx
Snyder (W) and xxx


(May 31) Double-header. New Denver 10 Nakusp “B” team  5, Nakusp “A” team 12  Slocan City 9   

(June 6)  Silverton defeated Nakusp 8 to 7.

C. Picard (L) and Reilly
Kelly (W) and Erickson

(June )  Nakusp beat New Denver 13 to 6. Neubrand belted a homer for the winners.  

MacPherson (L), Vandergrift and Kirk, Horswill
C. Picard (W) and Reilly

(June 7)   Nakusp won and lost in the big double-header Sunday.  Nakusp's "A" team defeated Slocan City 12-9 while New Denver walked away with a 10-5 triumph over Nakusp's "B" squad.  In the Nakusp - Slocan game, Nakusp notched the winner in the final inning. The game was called before the nine scheduled frames as the catchers of both teams were injured.

(June 7)  Burton City, playing a strong defensive game, beat Slocan City 10-3 in an exhibition encounter Sunday at Slocan.  John McCormack fired the shutout for the visitors.

McCormack (W) and Marshall
Long (L) and Morley

In a second game, Slocan City whipped Appledale 20-7 in a six-inning contest.

(June 13)   Officials have announced the formation of a five-team league for the Slocan-Arrow Lakes region. B.J. Johnson of Slocan City was elected president of the loop with teams in Slocan City, Silverton, New Denver, Nakusp and Burton City. First action is set for June 14th when Nakusp plays at Slocan and Burton travels to Silverton.

(June 14)  Burton opened the Slocan-Arrow Lakes League schedule with an 8 to 6 victory over Slocan City.

SILVERTON, B.C. A keenly contested baseball game was played on the local diamond on Sunday afternoon between Burton City and Silverton, the visiting team being victorious by a score of 8-6.The teams were evenly matched and until the last inning, it was uncertain which team would be the victor.This was the first game of the Arrow Lake-Slocan Lake league, to be played here and quite a number of spectators witnessed it. (Nelson Daily News)

(June 14)   Slocan City scored a pair in the bottom of the ninth inning to shade Nakusp 10-9 Sunday. Slocan had earlier overcome a 7-2 deficit

Picard, Jestly (L) and xxx
Long (W) and Hufty

(June 14)   New Denver whipped Kaslo 11-3 in exhibition action at New Denver.

(June 21)   With afternoon showers making the field slippery, Burton clobbered Nakusp 15-0 Sunday.

(June 28)   Burton scored a pair in the third inning to take a 3-1 lead and held on to shade Slocan City 3-2 Sunday at Burton.

(June 28)   It took 11-innings as New Denver edged Nakusp 4-3 Sunday at New Denver.

C.Pickard (L) and D.Berard
H.MacPherson, P.Kennett and Jack Kirk

(July 1)  Silverton – 10    Burton – 7, Nakusp – 21    Kaslo – 10, Slocan City – 5    New Denver - 3

(July 26)  Burton City entertained the home fans Sunday in crushing New Denver 21 to 6 to remain unbeaten in the Slocan - Arrow Lakes league.

(August 9)  Slocan trounced Burton City 13 to 5 in a Sunday afternoon contest at Slocan City.

(August 9)  Silverton defeated Kaslo.

KASLO, B.C. The Kaslo baseball nine journeyed to Silverton Sunday and were well trimmed by the Silvertonians. Two members of the Kaslo team were put out of commission before the game. While watching another baseball game Philip Goodenough was hit in the eye by a ball and Charles Lind injured a leg, both are doing nicely at home now. [Nelson News\

(August 9)   Burton City edged Silverton 5-4 to create a tie for first place between the two teams.

August 14)  Kalso crushed New Denver 14-3 in an exhibition game Friday at Kaslo.

(August 16)  Either New Denver or Silverton won a Sunday contest at Silverton. The score was 19-3. The Nelson News carried a short story under the headline : NEW DENVER NINE WINS AT SILVERTON

Another very interesting baseball game of the Slocan-Arrow Lakes league was played on Sunday on the local diamond between Silverton and New Denver, the former winning by the score of 19-3. In spite of the heat, a good crowd attended, cars from all around the district being noticed. [Nelson News]

(August 30)  In junior baseball, Silverton smacked 26 hits and thumped Nelson 21-11 at the Recreation grounds. The visitors ran up a 10-0 lead in the first three innings. Catcher L. McAulay led the assault with five hits and three runs. J. Harding added four hits and three runs. D.Fairhurst had three hits, three runs and several outstanding plays in left field. J.Kelly, R.McAulay, B.Harding and Mills each added three hits. Nelson also had a field day at the dish pounding out 21 hits, five by losing pitcher Lorne Stewart. Duffy, Anderson and McCuaig each had three.

J.Harding, xxx and L.McAulay
L.Stewart, Duffy, Kitto and G.Stewart

(September 13)   Burton City enjoyed a few innings of Sunday's tilt with Nelson taking a 3-0 lead in the second inning as Vandersgill walloped a homer with Jeffries and F.Miller on base. But the hosts roared back with four runs in the bottom of the second and seven more in the third and went on to overwhelm Burton 15-6.  Olson and Keiver led the winners each rapping out three hits with Olson getting a homer.  F.Miller had a circuit clout for Burton.

McCormack (L) and Marshall
Kraft (W), Richardson (6), Harrison (9) and McKinley


(May 3) In the season opener, Grand Forks defeated the team from Marcus WA 5 to 2. “Shorty” Bailey had a triple and single for the winners while teammate Walter “Wally” Ronald laced a two-run three-bagger.

(May 10)  Jim Miller twirled a three-hit shutout Sunday for Grand Forks in a 9-0 win over Orient, Washington, in the American community.  George Savage had the day's big hit, a two-run homer in the third inning.

J.Miller (W) and Ronald
Dahl (L) and xxx

(May 17) In a return match played in the American venue, the hosting Marcus WA nine disposed of the Grand Forks aggregation by an 11 to 6 count.

(May 24-25)   Spokane Shell Oil took top money at the two-day Empire Day festivities at Grand Forks defeating Trail 11-4 in the final of the tournament. Spokane reached the final by topping Springdale 14-8 in the semi-final round.

Sparks (L) and Hanson
Williams, Gosselman and Hunton

Trail first beat Chewelah, Washington 2-1 as Rube DeMore hurled an outstanding game.

Etter (L) and Hutcher
DeMore (W) and Decembrini

Trail won it's opener, 10-4 over Hunters, Washington with Letcher going the distance on the hill for Trail

Cobaine (L) and Hunt
Letcher (W) and Decembrini

In the two opening day games on Saturday, Spokane trounced Grand Forks 9-0 as Foley tossed a six-hit shutout. The Americans had just seven hits but had 13 batters reach safely on free passes.  Springdale shaded Colville, Washington, 15 to 13 in the second Saturday contest. The teams combined for 33 hits.

(May 31) The Spokane Snowflakes nosed out Grand Forks 11 to 10 in a free-hitting affair in the Boundary town. Jim Miller had four hits for Grand Forks.

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O. O’Keefe (L), Savage (4) and Ronald

(June 7)  Overcoming a 2 to 1 deficit entering the ninth inning, the Marcus WA nine exploded for six runs off George Savage to defeat Grand Forks 7 to 2. 

(June 14)  The Snowflakes of Spokane came away with a 14-8 triumph in an exhibition game at Creston.  The visitors erupted for six runs in the first inning and were never headed.  With the collapse of the International League Creston has been forced into independent play this season.

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Fortin (L) and xxx

(June 21)  Creston put on its best show of the season Sunday in notching a 5-1 victory over the Courthouse Nine of Spokane in a contest called in the fifth inning. Robinson held Spokane to just two hits while Allen cracked out a homer for the winners. It was the second win of the season for Creston. They've dropped four, including a pair to Bonner's Ferry.

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Robinson (W) and Watson

(June 20)  Kaslo beat Ainsworth on Saturday evening.

(June 26)  It was announced that Creston would be joining Fernie, Kimberley and Canal Flats in an East Kootenay League with play to commence July 5th. 

July 5)  The Lomax team of Spokane WA won the first prize in a three-team tourney held in Grand Forks. The Ideal Laundry team, also of Spokane, received a first-round bye and captured second prize. Spokane Lomax defeated Grand Forks in the tourney opener 6 to 2. Ideal Laundry then fell 18 to 5 to Lomax in the final. Outfielder Brown of the Lomax squad poled out a pair of home runs in the one-sided finale.

(August 16)  In junior ball, the Nelson Cadet nine topped Kaslo 6-5 in an exhibition contest Sunday at Kaslo.  After blowing a 4-2 lead, Nelson scored two runs in the ninth to notch the win. 

Matthews, Goodenough and xxx
Stewart, Duffy, Harrison and xxx


(May 17)   Lefty Lucas fired a shutout and Peter Hlakks crushed a bases-loaded homer in the seventh inning to give Michel an easy 8-0 victory over Hillcrest in the opening game of the Crow's Nest Pass League. A crowd of 900 looked on.

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Lucas (W) and xxx

(June 1)   Before a throng of more than 1,200 Monday, Spokane Independents scored an exciting 9-8 victory over Michel in the BC community. A three-run homer by Larry of the visitors was a highlight of the day. Sadlish and Sopko split the mound duties for Michel while Billy "Slim" Grisdale twirled for the Americans.

Grisdale (W) and xxx
Sadlish, Sopko and xxx