1932 Game Reports Vancouver Island     

1932 Vancouver, Lower Mainland, Fraser Valley   
1932 BC Interior 
1932 Vancouver Island   

Victoria Senior Amateur Baseball League

Returning to the fold for the 1932 campaign were the Elks, last season’s champions, the Tillicum Club entry and the Sons of Canada, 1930 pennant winners. The Eagles franchise of the season past has been taken over by the Green Mill Cafe for the 1932 diamond battles.

(May 21)  The defending champion Elks got out of the gate with gusto, taking the Sons of Canada for an 8 to 6 ride in the opening game of the 1932 Victoria Senior Amateur Baseball League. Both clubs managed to cream the orb with consistency although the Antlered Tribe did a better job in the pinches. Art “Doc” Webster went the route for the knoll victory, scattering twelve safeties and whiffing six. Jack Noble, who toed the rubber for the Sons, was in good form, yielding ten safeties and fanned an equal number, but received miserable support in clutch situations. Shortstop Jack McKenzie and outfielder Norm Forbes each had a triad of safe swats for the Elks with Forbes registering a triple in his total. Herb Cummins wasn’t far behind with a brace of three-baggers. Jack Bacon, Bill Holman and Ainsley Worthington all singled twice for the Clubbers.

Webster (W) and Bowden
Noble (L) and Worthington

(May 24)  Giving a brilliant exhibition of base running, fielding and all-round play, the Asahis, crack Vancouver Japanese baseball club, won both exhibition games at Royal Athletic Park. In the morning, the visitors turned back the Elks, last season’s Victoria champions, 9 to 4 and in the afternoon took down Green Mill 5 to 4 in a hard-fought scuffle. The Nippons pilfered nine bases in support of winning tosser Ty Suga in the early contest. Fly chaser Bob Yasui had a home run, double and single to lead the Vancouverites with the war club.

Suga (W) and R. Yasui
Kennedy (L) and Bowden, Dean/Deane

The Asahis never trailed in the late event after piling up a 5 to 0 cushion. Green Mill’s late comeback attempt wasn’t quite enough. George Tanaka spun an eight-hitter and rang up eight strikeouts in taking the route-going mound victory over Bill Brousseau. Second sacker Bobby Love of the Cafemen singled three times in a losing cause.

G. Tanaka (W) and R. Yasui
Brosseau (L) and Bridgewood

(May 25)  With right handed speedballer Leo Holden ringing up 14 strikeouts, the Green Mill diamond pastimers took the Elks, last year’s champions, into camp 6 to 1 at Royal Athletic Park. Holden appeared in mid-season form, limiting the Elks to five hits. He also contributed with the bat, combing the slants of loser Art “Doc” Webster for a brace of safeties. Teammate Dave Essler was the only other swatter to accumulate a plural hit total.

Holden (W) and Bridgewood
Webster (L), Jones (9) and Bowden

(May 27)  The Sons of Canada chalked up their initial victory of the current season when they handed the Tillicums an 8 to 0 setback in the latter’s opening game. The Canadians got to loser Tommy Musgrave for nine hits, including a three-bagger by Bill Holman. Sixteen stolen bases about tells the story of the Sons’ win. Ray Parfitt started for the Sons against the youthful Clubbers, leaving the game in the seventh canto with a comfortable lead. Holman had two singles to go along with his triple, emerging as the contest’s top batter.

Parfitt (W), Cann (7) and Bacon
Musgrave (L) and Stipe

(May 28)  Allowing errors to creep into their play at crucial times, the Tillicums dropped their second straight game when they bowed to the Green Mill nine 6 to 5 at Royal Athletic Park. For seven frames, the Black & Gold adorned Clubbers held the lead but costly bobbles crept into their play in the final two stanzas, costing them the game. The Cafemen registered just five hits, including two each by Bobby Love and “Red” Bennison. Leo Holden picked up the knoll victory in relief of starter Bill Holness. Leading the seven-hit Tillicum offense was utilityman H. Pollard who accumulated a double and two one-baggers.

Proudlove (L) and Stipe
Holness, Holden (W) (7) and Bridgewood

(May 30)  Fattening their batting averages at the expense of a tandem of Tillicum hurlers, the Elks chalked up a 15 to 5 victory over the Clubbers at Royal Athletic Park.With the victory, the Elks moved into undisputed possession of second place in the Victoria Senior Amateur Baseball League. The Antlered Tribe secured a total of 13 base blows, including three for extra bases. Diminutive southpaw Lloyd Jones pitched his first complete game for the Elks, giving up six hits, striking out a half dozen and walking two. Herb Cummins belted a triple and single for the winners while teammate Jack McKenzie contributed a double and one-bagger. Third sacker Ken Fleming led the Tillicums at the dish with a trio of singles.

Finch (L), Musgrave (4) and Worthington
Jones (W) and Bowden

(June 1)  The Green Mill nine won their third in a row and strengthened their hold on first place by taking a 6 to 2 decision from the Sons of Canada. Moundsman Leo Holden of the Cafemen earned his third win of the campaign, scattering six hits while fanning 16. A five-run fifth inning clinched the game for the Lunchmen. Shortstop “Red” Bennison had 3 of the 9 hits garnered by the winners off losing flinger Jack Noble.  

Holden (W) and Bridgewood
Noble (L) and Bacon

Standings              W      L        Pct.
Green Mill             3      0      1.000
Elks                   2      1       .667
Sons of Canada         1      2       .333
Tillicums              0      3       .000

(June 3)  After booting the ball all over the lot and falling well behind during the middle innings, the Elks made a game effort to pull the game out of the fire with a five-run ninth-inning rally but fell just short in dropping a 9 to 8 verdict to the Sons of Canada. The Sons out hit the Antlered Tribe by an 11 to 7 margin and were led at the platter by Falconer “Kim” Campbell who cranked out a homer and a single. Teammate Roy Haines was next in line with a triple and one-bagger. Herb Cummins doubled and singled for the Elks.

Cann (W) and Bacon
Kennedy (L), Webster (7), N. Forbes (8) and Bowden

(June 4)  The Port Angeles WA baseballers defeated Victoria Green Mill 8 to 6 in an exhibition tussle at Royal Athletic Park. The visitors piled on five tallies in their first turn at bat and were always out in front. They collected nine hits off loser Leo Holden, the same number of base raps that the Cafemen combed off winning tosser Sutton. Catcher Bill Bridgewood had a double and single to pace the Capital City Crew at the plate. 

Sutton (W) and Lynch
Holden (L) and Bridgewood

(June 6)  Green Mill continued to stay atop the Victoria Senior Amateur circuit by dumping the winless Tillicums 8 to 3. A four-run second stanza sent the Eatery nine on the road to victory. Bill Brousseau went the distance on the rubber for the triumph, fanning six while giving up seven safeties. Shortpatcher “Red” Bennison of the winners clipped the apple for a double and two singles.

Brousseau (W) and W. Williams
Proudlove (L), Musgrave (3) and Worthington

(June 8)  Leo Holden, big right handed chucking ace of the Green Mill squad, pitched and batted his first-place club to their fifth consecutive win in league play, a narrow 4 to 3 triumph over the defending champion Elks. Trailing by one run in the last half of the ninth, Holden lifted one of loser Norm Forbes’ offerings over the fence with Steve Dunc aboard to notch the walkoff win for the Restaurateurs. Holden held the Elks to three lone hits and struck out 13 batters along the way. Forbes was nicked for seven base knocks with Holden collecting a one-bagger to go along with his dinger. Keystone sacker Bobby Love of the victors also had two safeties, both singles.

N. Forbes (L) and Bowden
Holden (W) and Bridgewood

(June 10)  The Sons of Canada strengthened their hold on second-place in the Capital City loop by blanking the last-place Tillicums 8 to 0 at Royal Athletic Park. Roy Haines, diminutive southpaw, occupied the mound for the Sons and held the Clubmen to just three hits while ringing up seven strikeouts. The Canadians put up a five-spot in the second canto to take control of the game. Haines was also the only player on either team to acquire two base hits, both being one-baggers.

Finch (L), Musgrave (2) and Worthington
Haines (W) and Bacon

(June 11)  The Sons of Canada and the visiting Jack & Jill nine from Tacoma split their two exhibition games at Royal Athletic Park. After dropping a 5 to 3 decision to the Washingtonians in ten innings to begin the double-dip, the Sons came back to win the evening fixture 13 to 12. The Tacoma outfit led 3 to 2 until the seventh canto when third baseman Hilton of the Victorians swatted an inside-the-park four-bagger to tie things up, a stalemate which lasted until the tenth panel when the invaders bunched their hits to plate a pair and claim victory. Outfielder Michaelson of the Pierce County Gang and second sacker Johnny Craig of the Canadians both ripped three singles for their respective teams.  

Erb (W) and Bowers
Cann (L) and Bacon

Both teams hit the ball hard in the late encounter with each squad securing 17 hits. The Sons came from behind, scoring three in both the eighth and ninth chapters to take the battle. Bill Holman had four hits for the Victorians, one of which was a double. Teammate Roy Haines ripped two doubles and a single.

Colbo, Bailey (4), Bittner (L) (9) and Bowers
Noble (W) and Bacon

(June 13)  Playing first-class ball behind the stellar pitching of Tommy Musgrave, the Tillicums sprang a big surprise at Royal Athletic Park by edging the defending champion Elks 2 to 1 for their initial triumph of the campaign. Musgrave worked in great style, holding the Antlered Tribe to six hits while striking out eight. Losing twirler Lloyd Jones allowed eight hits and fanned three. Ken Fleming and keystone sacker Taylor picked up two hits apiece for the winners while Jones and Art “Doc” Webster reciprocated for the Elks.

Jones (L) and Bowden
Musgrave (W) and Worthington

(June 15)  The Sons of Canada tightened up the race for leadership in the Senior Amateur circuit by turning back the league-leading Green Mill diamondeers 3 to 1. The Sons managed only three hits off Leo Holden but were able to translate those safeties into runs. The loss for the Cafemen was their first of the season and allowed the Sons to move within a game of their top perch. After scoring a pair in their initial turn at bat, the Sons, with Lloyd Cann spinning a six-hitter, led all the way. Holden was overpowering, chalking up 17 strikeouts in absorbing the loss. Cann, on the other hand, whiffed nine and relied upon his defense. Catcher Bill Bridgewood of the Green Millers was the game’s top batter, lining out three singles.

Cann (W) and Bacon
Holden (L) and Bridgewood

Standings           W      L        Pct.
Green Mill          5      1       .833
Sons of Canada      4      2       .667
Elks                2      4       .333
Tillicums           1      5       .167

(June 17)  With Ray Parfitt throwing a solid seven-hitter, the Sons of Canada crept closer to top spot in the Victoria Senior Amateur League by blanking the Elks 5 to 0. The Canadians pounced on loser Jimmy Kennedy for a quartet of counters in the third canto and a singleton in the fourth before he was derricked to the showers. Roy Haines and hot corner custodian Hilton both ripped a double and single for the victors.

Kennedy (L), Jones (4) and Bowden
Parfitt (W) and Bacon

(June 22)  Pitcher Norm Forbes and first baseman Claude “Slim” Belcher led the Elks to a thrilling 1 to 0 victory over Green Mills at Royal Athletic Park. Forbes hurled in brilliant fashion, holding the Eatery nine to five hits. His mates gave him airtight support throughout with not a single error creeping into their play. Elongated initial sacker Belcher crashed out a timely double off loser Leo Holden in the fifth frame to drive in the game’s lone run. Rival first baseman Pat Steele of the Lunchmen was the only swatter in the contest to have plural hit totals, drilling a triple and single.

Holden (L) and Bridgewood
N. Forbes (W) and Bowden

(June 24)  Committing six errors, the Tillicums dropped a one-sided and listless game to the Sons of Canada by a 14 to 1 count. Lloyd Cann, on the mound for the Sons, allowed seven hits while striking out 12. Herb Doherty, George Gandy and Bert Saville each lit up losing flinger Tommy Musgrave for a double and single.

Cann (W) and Bacon
Musgrave (L) and Worthington

(June 25)  A group of select players from the Victoria senior loop broke even with the visiting Tacoma WA Kittens in a pair of exhibition games at Royal Athletic Park. Utilizing the services of two pitchers on the roster of the New Westminster Fraser Cafe nine in the twin-bill, namely Henry Dodd and Dick “Scotty” Lee, the Capital City hosts dropped the opening fixture 7 to 4 before clipping the Port City visitors 5 to 1 in the twilight battle. The invaders only managed eight hits off the slants of Dodd in the matinee tussle but too many fielding miscues by the homesters allowed the Washingtonians to amass four unearned tallies. Roy Haines had three hits for the locals.

Colbo (W) and Mays
Dodd (L) and Bridgewood

Lee held the Kittens hitless for the first seven innings of the finale before surrendering a late run. Jack McKenzie, Bert Nex and Art “Doc” Webster all registered two hits for the Victorians.

Wasmund (L), Delano (5) and Mays
Lee (W) and Bowden

(June 27)  Forced to come from behind in the eighth inning and score three runs, the Elks nosed out the Tillicums 5 to 4 in Senior Amateur play. Portsider Lloyd Jones held the Tillicums to seven hits and struck out eight but was somewhat on the wild side, issuing six walks. Tommy Musgrave worked on the knoll for the Clubbers and was touched for eleven safeties. He whiffed seven and gave up three free passes. Jack McKenzie singled on three occasions for the Antlered Gang while rival flingers Jones and Musgrave each hammered the horsehide for a double and single.

Musgrave (L) and Stipe
Jones (W) and Bowden

(June 29)  Four runs in the first inning, which drove starter Jack Noble to the showers, lifted the Green Mill pastimers to a 5 to 3 victory over the Sons of Canada, a win which vaulted the Restaurateurs back into the penthouse position in the Senior Amateur circuit. Leo Holden went the route on the hillock for the win, yielding six safeties to the Sons. Green Mill registered just five base knocks but were aided immensely by five Sons’ errors. Holden rang up 14 strikeouts while Lloyd Cann, in 8 2/3 innings of solid relief work for the Canadians, blew a third strike past ten batters. Bobby Love singled twice for the winners while Bill Holman and Johnny Craig of the Sons both laced a double and single.

Holden (W) and Bridgewood
Noble (L), Cann (1) and Bacon

Standings           W      L        Pct.
Green Mill          6      2       .750
Sons of Canada      6      3       .667
Elks                4      5       .444
Tillicums           1      7       .125 

(July 1)   With pitcher Bill Richardson and catcher Roy Barnes of the Arrows in the Vancouver Senior City League in the line-up as reinforcements, the bolstered Victoria Sons of Canada gained a split in an exhibition double-bill, dropping a morning fixture to Everett WA and then defeating the Marina Towners 4 to 3 in a late skirmish. The Sons virtually handed Everett a win in the early contest when six errors and one hit allowed the Washingtonians to plate five counters in the fourth frame. Everett earned only one run of their six. Winning flinger Novak limited the hosts to just three hits and struck out eleven while Richardson whiffed six and was touched for seven hit in taking the loss.

Novak (W) and xxx
Richardson (L) and Barnes

The Sons were reciprocated in the finale when, with the score tied in the seventh canto, a fielding miscue by the Americans led to the Sons’ winning run. Richardson, in a relief role, evened his record for the day in copping the mound win.

Warrick, Michaelson (L) (6) and xxx
Cann, Richardson (W) (6) and Barnes

(July 2)  Everett WA balltossers captured the rubber game in their exhibition series against Victoria senior opposition, nosing out an All-Star squad from the Capital City 2 to 1 at Royal Athletic Park. Both Victoria’s Leo Holden and Michaelson of Everett turned in fine mound performances. Holden allowed four hits and struck out eight while Michaelson held Victoria to just three hits while whiffing 15. The winning run came in the ninth inning when Love of the visitors scored from third base when a pickoff throw from All-Star catcher Tommy Bowden hit him and rolled under the bleachers.

Michaelson (W) and Parfitt
Holden (L) and Bowden

(July 4)  With Tommy Musgrave limiting the Green Mill nine to five hits, four of which came in the ninth inning, the Tillicums hung on to defeat the Cafemen 4 to 3. The Clubbers moved ahead early, plating a brace of counters in each of the first and second chapters and then withstood the late charge by the Lunchmen to capture a rare victory. Loser Bill Brousseau pitched well in defeat, yielding six hits while ringing up 11 strikeouts. Musgrave fanned six. Keystone sacker Taylor led the Clubbers with the stick, whacking a pair of doubles. His middle infield partner, shortstop Burgeron, cuffed a pair of one-baggers.

Brousseau (L) and Bridgewood
Musgrave (W) and Worthington

(July 6)  The Green Mill diamond pastimers grabbed undisputed possession of first place in the Victoria Senior Amateur loop by defeating the Elks 7 to 4 in a ragged affair at Royal Athletic Park. Nine errors between the two clubs defined the sloppy aspect of this contest. The Eatery Gang broke a 4 – 4 tie in the seventh with a lone counter and added a pair of insurance markers in the eighth to capture the win. Bill Bridgewood led an 11-hit Green Mill attack with a triple and single. Teammates Steve Dunc and “Red” Bennison followed with a double and single each.  The Elks filed a protest with the league office, claiming that Green Mill pitcher Leo Holden had been using an illegal pitch, the spitball, during the course of the game.

Webster (L) and Bowden
Holden (W) and Bridgewood

(July 8)  The Sons of Canada moved back into a first-place tie with Green Mill by edging the Tillicums 4 to 3. The cellar-dwelling Clubbers made it difficult for the Sons, extending them to the eighth canto before succumbing to the winning run when Herb Doherty’s triple drove in Bill Holman who had singled. Jack Noble held the Tillicums to six hits and fanned ten in going the distance for the mound win. The Canadians combed loser Jimmy Proudlove for ten hits with Doherty registering three of these.   

Proudlove (L) and Worthington
Noble (W) and Bacon

(July 11)  The Elks got out of the gate with an early lead and never trailed as they took out the last-place Tillicums 6 to 5 at Royal Athletic Park. Both teams put up like offensive outputs, each registering nine base hits. Jimmy Kennedy earned the knoll triumph over Tommy Musgrave. Shortstop Jack McKenzie of the Antlered Tribe paced the swatters with a pair of two-ply blows and a one-bagger.

Kennedy (W) and Bowden
Musgrave (L) and Worthington

(July 13)  Four snappy double plays, a pair of outstanding catches by rival outfielders Roy Haines and Wes Stickney and plenty of heavy hitting earmarked the battle for first place which saw Green Mill grab from the Sons of Canada 6 to 2 at Royal Athletic Park. The Cafemen lit up veteran Ray Parfitt for nine safeties in earning the win. Winning tosser Leo Holden set the Sons down on seven hits and chalked up 12 strikeouts. Steve Dunc, Pat Steele and Holden each had two hits for the victors while Jack Bacon and Herb Doherty replicated the feat for the Canadians.

Parfitt (L) and Bacon
Holden (W) and Bridgewood

(July 15)  Turning in their best performance of the season, the Elks prevailed 3 to 2 in a hard-fought battle with the Sons of Canada. Playing errorless afield behind the pitching of Art “Doc” Webster, the Antlered Herd took the lead in the fourth inning on a two-run single by Claude Belcher and were always out in front, adding a third counter in the seventh on a sacrifice fly. The Sons made a determined effort to pull the game out of the fire in the ninth but fell just short. Norm Forbes doubled and singled for the winners. Bill Holman and Johnny Craig led the vanquished nine with the baton, each stroking two singles.

Webster (W) and Bowden
Cann (L) and Bacon

(July 16)  The Victoria Elks scored a double victory over the visiting Forks Lumber team from Forks WA, blanking the Americans 7 to 0 in the first tussle while disposing of the Clallam County invaders 7 to 3 in the sunset event. The Elks utilized the services of New Westminster Fraser Cafe chucker “Scotty” Lee in the opener and he promptly set the Lumbermen down on four hits.

Warner (L) and Smith
Lee (W) and Bowden

In the evening event, the Antlered Herd grabbed a 4 to 0 lead in the opening frame and sailed to victory behind the combined hurling of Jimmy Kennedy and Lloyd Jones.

Potter (L), Warner, Shearer and Smith, Potter
Kennedy (W), Jones and Bridgewood

(July 18)  Collecting seventeen base hits off the combined offerings of a tandem of shell-shocked Tillicum twirlers, the top-dog Green Mill aggregation crushed the basement-dwelling Clubbers 19 to 4. The Restaurateurs plated runs in every inning of the game except one. Winning pitcher Bill Brousseau led the offensive onslaught, hammering four hits including a double while outfielder Dave Essler and first baseman Pat Steele ripped three hits apiece. Included in Essler’s sum of swats were two triples while Steele accumulated one three-bagger.

Musgrave (L), Belcher (4) and Worthington
Brousseau (W), Holness (8) and Bridgewood

(July 20)  The Elks moved into a second-place tie with the Sons of Canada by handing the league-leading Green Mill nine a 6 to 5 setback at Royal Athletic Park. After surrendering a triad of opening-inning counters to the Cafemen, winning chucker Art “Doc” Webster settled down and pitched a steady game. Losing twirler, Leo Holden, on the other hand, experienced an off night and found himself experiencing control issues. Consecutive three-run outputs in the third and fourth cantos put the Antlered Herd in front for good. Outfielder Dunn and catcher Tommy Bowden led the victors with the lumber, registering three and two hits respectively. Bobby Love and Bill Bridgewood both singled twice for the vanquished nine.

Holden (L) and Bridgewood
Webster (W) and Bowden

(July 22)  Coming away with a four-spot in the top of the opening panel, the Sons of Canada cruised to a 7 to 0 pasting of the Tillicums in Senior Amateur League action. Lloyd Cann had an easy time in posting the shutout win. He held the Clubbers to five hits and registered eleven strikeouts. The Tillicums had a bad night in the field, seven errors being credited against them. Falconer “Kim” Campbell, third baseman Hilton and Johnny Craig all gathered two safeties for the winners.

Cann (W) and Bacon
Proudlove (L) and Worthington

(July 23)  In an exhibition doubleheader played at Royal Athletic Park, the visiting Tacoma Kittens tied with Victoria Green Mill 9 – 9 in an afternoon clash and then scored a 6 to 5 victory over the same club in the evening fixture.
The visitors at one point held a seven-run lead in the opening match but the Victorians persevered and went ahead by a single counter before the Kittens knotted the count on pitcher Colbo’s three-base hit in the final frame. Erb blasted a two-run tater for the invaders in the first canto. . 

Colbo and xxx
Holden and xxx

With pitcher “Scotty” Lee, on loan from the Fraser Cafe nine of New Westminster, on the hill, the Cafemen had a commanding five-run advantage in the second game which they ultimately blew.

Erb (W) and xxx
Lee (L) and xxx

(July 25)  In a poor exhibition of baseball, the Tillicums knocked off the Elks 9 to 7 at Royal Athletic Park. Defensively, this contest was a disaster for both teams, a total of 14 errors being chalked up. The losing Elks contributed nine fielding miscues to five for the Clubbers. Second baseman Taylor of the Tillicums had a very productive evening with the willow, stroking four singles. Rival keystone sacker Minnis picked up three one-baggers.

Proudlove (W), Musgrave (3) and Worthington
Jones (L) and Bowden, W. Williams

(July 27)  With winning pitcher Leo Holden striking out 14 and holding the Sons of Canada to four scattered hits, three of which were garnered by backstop Jack Bacon, the Green Mill baseballers won the battle for first place win the Sons, edging their rivals 3 to 2. The Lunchmen were only able to rake in six hits off loser Lloyd Cann in this pitcher’s duel and broke a 2 – 2 draw in the seventh when Holden tripled and scored on a sacrifice fly by Steve Dunc. Bill Bridgewood had two hits, a double included, for the winners.

Holden (W) and Bridgewood
Cann (L) and Bacon

Standings          W       L       Pct.
Green Mill         7       4      .636
Sons of Canada     8       5      .615
Elks               7       6      .538
Tillicums          3      10      .231

(July 29)  Veteran elbower Ray Parfitt held the Elks to seven hits as the Sons of Canada scored an 8 to 3 victory over the Antlered Tribe in Senior Amateur League action. After taking a two-run lead in the first inning, the Canadians were never headed and wound up slugging their way to eleven hits off losing flinger Art “Doc” Webster. Batting honours for the evening went to F. “Kim” Campbell, Sons’ first baseman, who secured three safeties.

Parfitt (W) and Deane
Webster (L) and Bowden

(July 30)  Visiting Port Angeles WA baseballers captured both halves of an exhibition double-bill with the Victoria Sons of Canada at Royal Athletic Park. In the afternoon session, the invaders chalked up a 6 to 2 victory while they took the evening skirmish by an 11 to 6 margin. A three-run outburst off Sons’ twirler Lloyd Cann in the top of the ninth inning by the Harbor City nine secured the win for them in the opener.

Sutton (W) and Lynch
Cann (L) and Bridgewood

In the evening game, the Angels collected eleven hits off Victoria’s Jack Noble and made every one of them good for a run.

Lambertson (W) and Lynch
Noble (L) and Bridgewood

(August 1)  The Tillicums picked up just their fourth win of the campaign, surprising the Green Mill aggregation with a last-inning, 4 to 3 walkoff victory. Tommy Musgrave twirled for the Clubbers and held the Eatery nine to five hits, including two each by Bill Bridgewood and Wes Stickney. With the score knotted at 2 – 2 in the top of the ninth canto, a brilliant running catch by Tillicums’ playing-manager Harry Down in the outer pasture prevented the Lunchmen from taking the lead. Then, in the bottom half of the chapter, a two-base blow by outfielder McLaren plated Down with with winning counter. Catcher Ainsley Worthington and McLaren both ripped two safeties for the winners.

Holness (L) and Bridgewood
Musgrave (W) and Worthington

(August 3)  The Green Mill diamondeers gained valuable ground in their stretch-run with the Sons of Canada for first-place in the Victoria Senior Amateur circuit when they captured a 7 to 3 decision from the fumble-prone Elks. The Antlered Tribe had a terrible time in the fourth inning, committing five errors while the Cafemen were adding four hits for a six-run output and that was essentially the ball game. Winning tosser Leo Holden did the rest, holding the Wapiti Herd to four hits while whiffing eight. Second sacker Bobby Love was the offensive star for the victors, singling on three occasions.

Webster (L) and Bowden
Holden (W) and Bridgewood

(August 5)  The Sons of Canada edged a bit further ahead in the race for top spot in the Victoria Senior circuit by blasting the Tillicum Club nine 10 to 4. With the win, the Canadians sport a full-game advantage over Green Mill. Neither team showed much skill on a defensive level in this contest in which the Clubbers actually held a 9 to 7 advantage in base hits. Playing-manager Harry Down of the Tillicums led all swatters in this sloppily-played fracas with three safeties.  

Proudlove (L) and Worthington
Noble (W) and Bacon

(August 6)  In a replay of a game protested by the Elks on July 6, the Wapiti Herd and Green Mill battled to a 3 – 3 draw in what was considered as one of the best games of the season at Royal Athletic Park. Leo Holden of the Cafemen and the Elks’ Jimmy Kennedy engaged in a great hurler’s duel and the fans in attendance saw some first-class baseball dished up. A two-run drive to deep left field by infielder Jack Morgan of the Antlered Tribe in the sixth frame allowed the Elks to tie the game. Holden allowed five hits and whiffed an even dozen while Kennedy was nicked for nine safeties while fanning four. Outfielder Alex Thomas of the Eatery Gang was the leading hitter of the evening with three safe blows.

Kennedy and xxx
Holden and xxx

(August 8)  The Tillicums took the Elks into camp for the third time this season, blanking the defending champions 4 to 0 at Royal Athletic Park. The Antlered Herd not only played very spotty on a defensive level but also saw their bats go silent against the five-hit pitching of youthful Tommy Musgrave who rang up seven strikeouts. Losing elbower Lloyd Jones was touched for just three hits but four errors by his mates came back to haunt him. Shortstop Jack McKenzie of the Elks was the only batter on either club to register plural swat totals, singling twice.

Jones (L) and Bowden
Musgrave (W) and Worthington

(August 10)  Fighting tooth-and-nail for top position in the Victoria Senior Amateur Baseball League and a bye in the playoffs, Green Mill and the Sons of Canada duked it out at Royal Athletic Park and the Cafemen emerged with an important 9 to 4 triumph over the Canadians to regain the leadership of the loop my mere percentage points. Green Mill scored seven times during their first two turns at bat to essentially salt the game away. Aside from facing a seven-hit mound performance by the Leo Holden of the Lunchmen, the Sons were off defensively and uncharacteristically committed five errors. Bert Nex, hot corner guardian, smashed a double and two singles for the winners while Holden laced a trio of one-baggers.

Parfitt (L), Cann (3) and Bacon
Holden (W) and Bridgewood

Standings           W       L       Pct.
Green Mill          9       5      .643
Sons of Canada     10       6      .625
Elks                7       9      .438
Tillicums           5      11      .313

(August 12)  Handing the Elks their fourth consecutive defeat, a 7 to 4 setback at Royal Athletic Park, the Sons of Canada forged back into the leadership of the Senior Amateur circuit. Southpaw Roy Haines, who toiled on the hill for the Sons, held the Elks to five hits, including a double and single by outfielder Herb Cummins, and, although he found himself in several tough spots, always managed to scrape through. The Canadians lit up loser Art “Doc” Webster for ten safeties, four of which came off the bat of first baseman F. “Kim” Campbell.

Haines (W) and Bacon
Webster (L) and Bowden

(August 13)  Coming from behind to score four times in the sixth and sevenths panels, the Green Mill pastimers defeated the Tillicums 4 to 3 to again move past the Sons of Canada atop the see-saw standings. Leo Holden’s seventh-inning single, his second one-bagger of the scuffle, drove in Bill Bridgewood, who had tripled, with the tie-breaking tally. Holden earned the complete game knoll victory, his ninth of the season, by spinning a four-hitter and whiffing a dozen. Fly chaser Steve Dunc drilled a brace of doubles to pace the ten-hit offense of the victors.

Musgrave (L) and Worthington
Holden (W) and Bridgewood

(August 15)  Nine innings of exciting baseball came to an end with a 1 – 1 stalemate when darkness prevented further play between Green Mill and the Tillicums. The Clubbers just managed to tie the score in their final turn at bat when Gordie Moore walked, stole second and romped home on Ken Fleming’s three-base hit. Fleming and teammate Harry Down stung the pill for two swats apiece as did Bert Nex of the Cafemen.

Musgrave and Worthington
Holness and Bridgewood

(August 17)  With speedball artist Lloyd Cann limiting the heavy-hitting Green Mill club to just two scattered hits, the Sons of Canada galloped back into the leadership of the Senior Amateur Baseball League by virtue of their 6 to 0 conquest of the Cafemen. Cann was at his best, striking out seven while walking just one. Leo Holden was on the hill for Green Mill and was nicked for eight hits while whiffing eleven and walking two. Falconer “Kim” Campbell and Herb Doherty both stroked a pair of base knocks for the winners. The win puts the Canadians into an enviable position with respect to obtaining a bye in the league playoffs. Their one-game lead has earned them at least a tie for top spot in the loop.

Cann (W) and Bacon
Holden (L) and Bridgewood, Nex (7)

(August 19)  Pitcher Jimmy Kennedy hurled the Elks to a 9 to 3 upset victory over the Green Mill nine at Royal Athletic Park. The loss for the Eatery Gang condemns them to second place in the circuit and negates the need for their playing a final league game against the Tillicums. Both Kennedy and loser Bill Holness had similar statistics on the knoll, each yielding seven safeties while fanning one. The big difference was the lax defensive support afforded Holness by his mates. No less than nine fielding miscues were recorded by the Restaurateurs. Outfielder Herb Cummins smashed a triple, double and single for the Antlered Herd.

Kennedy (W) and Bowden
Holness (L) and Thomas

FINAL  STANDINGS      W      L        Pct.
Sons of Canada       12      6       .667
Green Mill           10      7       .588
Elks                  8     10       .444
Tillicums             5     12       .294

(August 20)  In a post-season exhibition twin-bill at Royal Athletic Park, the visiting Fraser Cafe team from New Westminster won two hard-fought games from a combined Sons of Canada-Tillicums aggregation of the Victoria circuit, the invaders escaping with a 3 to 2 verdict in the opener and prevailing 2 to 0 in the evening battle.
Seventeen-year old Tommy Musgrave limited the Royal City crew to just four hits in the matinee tussle while winning pitcher “Scotty” Lee was nicked for seven safeties by the Victorians. The winning run came in the eighth frame when outfielder Callahan’s terrific two-base smash to centre field plated Eddie Olson from first base. Roy Haines doubled twice for the Capital City Crew.

Lee (W) and Senuty
Musgrave (L) and Worthington

The late fracas saw Victoria’s Lloyd Cann and Henry Dodd of New Westminster square off in a regular hurler’s joust. Both hurlers rang up nine strikeouts. Dodd was touched for just two singles in posting the shutout. The game was scoreless until the sixth when a pair of hits, coupled with an error, allowed the victors to tally both their counters. Dean Freshfield and fly chaser Callahan led the Royal City nine offensively with a double and single each.

Dodd (W) and Senuty
Cann (L) and Worthington

Victoria Senior Amateur Baseball League Playoffs

SEMI-FINALS  Elks vs Green Mill  (best-of-five series) 

(August 22)  Utilizing four hits to the maximum and taking advantage of three errors, Green Mill hung up a loft five-spot in the third frame which propelled the Cafemen to a 7 to 5 first-game playoff victory over the Elks. Neither club played particularly well in this series matinee in which Leo Holden outdueled Jimmy Kennedy. Only five full innings were played as darkness prevailed. Holden and teammate Bill Brousseau were the only two hitters to manage a pair of base raps.

Holden (W) and Bridgewood
Kennedy (L) and Bowden

(August 26)  Coming through with base hits in the pinches, the Green Mill nine chalked up a 6 to 1 victory over the Elks to take a two games to none stranglehold on their semi-final showdown. Leo Holden grabbed the mound win for the second time in four days, doling out six safeties and whiffing eight. Outfielder Wes Stickney had a brace of base swats for the victors, one of which was a long, solo homer.

Webster (L) and Bowden
Holden (W) and Bridgewood 

(August 27)  Turning in an errorless performance to back up the shutout pitching of Lloyd Jones, the Elks stayed alive in their series with Green Mill by slamming the Restaurateurs 11 to 0. Jones gave up six well scattered hits and fanned five while his mates backed him up with solid defensive play. Top willow wielder for the Antlered nine was fly chaser L. Pollard who had a triple and a single.

Brousseau (L) and Bridgewood
Jones (W) Bowden

(August 29)  Green Mill battled their way into the finals of the Victoria Senior Amateur Baseball League finals by whipping the Elks 9 to 5 in the fourth skirmish of the series. A four-run scoring outburst in the fifth canto broke a 1 – 1 tie and allowed the Cafemen to forge ahead for good and eliminate the Brother Bills. Leo Holden went the route on the knoll for the Eatery Gang to earn his third triumph of the series. A halt was called to proceedings at the end of six innings on account of darkness. Top hitters in the contest were Green Mill outfielder Dave Essler and Elks’ shortstop Jack McKenzie who both punched out three hits with one of Essler’s blows being a three-bagger.

Kennedy (L) and Bowden
Holden (W) and Bridgewood

FINALS  Green Mill vs Sons of Canada  (best-of-seven series)

(August 31)  In a darkness-shortened five-inning opener, Leo Holden of Green Mill struck out nine, issued nary a base on balls and limited the first-place Sons of Canada to just one hit, a lone single, in pitching the Dining Hall nine to a 2 to 0 blanking of the Sons. The Eatery Boys managed just four hits, two by Bill Brousseau, in picking up single tallies in both the third and fourth panels.

Holden (W) and Bridgewood
Cann (L) and C. Campbell

(September 2)  Leo Holden earned his fifth victory of the playoffs in piloting Green Mill to a 7 to 5 win over the Sons of Canada in the second game of the Victoria Senior finals. Although the Sons got to him for ten hits, including a home run by shortstop Craig, a three-bagger by outfielder George Gandy and a double by fly chaser Bill Holman, Holden pitched well, striking out eight and walking a pair. First baseman Pat Steele’s timely single in the sixth chapter, which drove in a pair of counters, was the key hit for the winners in the hard-fought tussle. Holden, batterymate Bill Bridgewood and middle infielder Bill Brousseau each had two base knocks for the Cafemen with a three-ply clout included in Brousseau’s sum of swats and a two-bagger in Holden’s total.

Noble (L) and Bacon
Holden (W) and Bridgewood

(September 3)  Green Mill took a three games to none lead in the Victoria Senior Amateur Baseball League finals by defeating the Sons of Canada 3 to 0. No game details discovered in the Victoria Times.

xxx (W) and xxx
xxx (L) and xxx

(September 5)  After falling behind 4 to 1 in the first inning of game four, the Sons of Canada stormed back to take a 9 to 5 decision from Green Mill in a morning playoff encounter, avoiding elimination, then battled through eleven innings to edge the Cafemen 5 to 4 in the afternoon portion of the final series tussle to keep their hopes alive for a four-game comeback. A solid relief performance by mound artist Lloyd Cann in the early game saved the bacon for the Sons who were able to battle back from an early deficit to keep the candle flickering. The Canadians finally got to Leo Holden with the lumber and rang up 14 base blows, four coming off the bat of initial sacker Falconer “Kim” Campbell, two of which were doubles. Outfielder Bill Holman also did well with the baton, stinging the sphere for a triple and a pair of one-baggers. 

Haines, Cann (W) (1) and Bacon
Holden (L) and Bridgewood

It took two overtime sessions for the Sons to triumph in the late encounter. “Kim” Campbell singled to start the bottom of the eleventh, stole second base, advanced to third on a single by Bill Holman and raced across the platter with the winning tally on catcher Jack Bacon’s scratch hit to left field. Bill Bridgewood of Green Mill paced the hit parade with a double and three singles. His teammate, outfielder Steve Dunc, as well as Bacon and Holman of the winners all registered a trio of safeties.

Holness (L) and Bridgewood
Haines (W) and Bacon 

(September 7)  Although held to just four hits by losing flinger Leo Holden, the Sons of Canada eked out a narrow 2 to 1 triumph over Green Mill to tie the Victoria Senior Amateur Baseball finals at three games apiece. Lloyd Cann opposed Holden on the hillock and came through with a solid six-hitter. The Sons picked up a singleton in the third frame when Jack Bacon worked Holden for a two-out walk, stole second and scored on a bad-hop single by outfielder Herb Doherty. Bill Holman’s solo round-tripper in the sixth staked the Canadians to a 2 to 0 lead. A valiant comeback attempt by the Lunchmen in the seventh frame fell just short before darkness prevailed. Bobby Love, Green Mill second baseman, grabbed off the batting honours for the evening, stroking two base hits, the last of which drove in the Restaurateurs’ only counter.

Cann (W) and Bacon
Holden (L) and Bridgewood

(September 8)  The Sons of Canada completed a remarkable comeback by downing Green Mill 4 to 3 in the seventh and deciding game of the Victoria Senior Amateur Baseball League finals. Losers of the first three games in the series, the Sons took the next four fixtures. Both clubs nicked the apple for eight safeties with infielder Bert Nex of the Cafemen topping the list with three swats. Bill Holman, hard-hitting guardian of the middle pasture for the Sons, proved to be the batting hero for the second evening in succession. His bases-empty circuit-clout in the eighth panel plated what again proved to be the deciding counter.

Holness (L) and Bridgewood
Cann (W) and Bacon

Vancouver Asahis (Vancouver Terminal Baseball League) vs Victoria Sons of Canada (Victoria Senior Amateur Baseball League)  (best-of-three series)

As per B.C.B.A. regulations the Vancouver Terminal League champion Asahis were allowed to add four players from their circuit to their roster for the 1932 provincial playdowns. Joining the Nippons for the B.C. quarter-finals with the Victoria champions were pitchers George Boston of the Meralomas and Hal Gregson of the Abbotsford Hotel team. Also on the expanded squad were infielders Bill Emery of Shores' Jewelers and Hugh Blossom of the Meralomas. Victoria Sons of Canada playoff pickups were outfielder Harry Down of the Tillicums, third baseman Bert Nex and pitcher Leo Holden of Green Mill.

(September 9)  Scoring three runs in the ninth inning on just one hit and a couple of errors, the Vancouver Asahis forged ahead 5 to 1 and hung on in the bottom half of the final frame to clip the Victoria Sons of Canada 5 to 4 in the first joust of the B. C. quarter-finals. The Sons staged a three-run rally which just fell short in their final turn at bat, stranding the potential tying marker, and gave the Nippons all they could handle. Southpaw Ty Suga of the Asahis limited the Victorians to five hits in copping the opener from Leo Holden. Outfielder Higuchi “Bob” Yasui paced the six-hit Vancouver offensive thrust, lacing three singles. Fly chaser Roy Haines picked up a double and single for the Canadians.

Suga (W) and R. Yasui
Holden (L) and Bacon

(September 10)  Overcoming a 6 to 0 deficit,  the Vancouver Asahis roared back to stun the Victoria Sons of Canada with a 10 to 8 victory, sweeping the best-of-three showdown in two straight contests. A seven-run explosion in the fifth frame powered the Terminal Leaguers to the triumph. Catcher Reg Yasui starred with the war club for the Nippons, picking off two doubles and two singles. Mickey Maikawa also had a brace of two-baggers. Shortstop Bert Saville singled three times for the Victorians. With the win, the Asahis go on to face the New Westminster Fraser Cafe nine in the provincial semi-finals.

Parfitt (L), Cann (5) and Bacon
Boston, Gregson (W) (4) and R. Yasui


“Other than Victoria and the upper Comox Valley, it doesn’t appear that the major baseball centres on Vancouver Island participated in any sort of an organized inter-city circuit during the 1932 season but chose instead to play exhibition encounters with each other.”

Comox Valley Twilight Baseball League

1932 League championship game (September 18) A six-run first inning propelled the Cumberland Cubs to an 8 to 6 victory over the Cumberland Pirates in their joust for the Comox Valley League tiara. The game lasted just six frames as darkness intervened.

Gibson (L), Hunden and N. Hill
Quinn (W) and Ducca

(May 29)  Nanaimo journeyed to Duncan for their first test of the season and came away as 5 to 1 losers. Big Hank Gailus, on the mound for Nanaimo, was in fine form despite absorbing the loss, allowing Duncan only three hits.

Gailus (L) and Dorricott
McKinley (W) and Wylie 

(June 5)  Duncan captured the long end of a 13 to 8 decision from hosting Nanaimo in a hard-hitting affair in which 27 base nits were accrued. In conjunction with the bevy of base knocks, loose fielding, especially by Nanaimo, added to the offensive barrage. C. Robertson led the visitors’ 14-hit offensive attack, connecting for four safeties. Teammate Nimmo checked in with three bingles as did fly chaser Millard of Nanaimo.

McKinney, Mottishaw and xxx
Watchorn (L) and Edmunds

(June 12)  The homestanding Duncan squad drubbed invading Nanaimo 8 to 1. Winning flinger McKinney was in great form, ringing up 14 strikeouts while yielding seven singles.

Naylor (L),  Gailus (6) and xxx
McKinney (W) and xxx

(June 19)  The Nanaimo baseball team journeyed to Chemainus and defeated the home team 11 to 3. Ray Watchorn, pitching for Nanaimo, struck out 17 batters. Playing-manager Ernie Edmunds of the winners led his team at the dish, slugging a pair of doubles and a single which produced five RBI’s. First baseman George Kulai and second sacker Johnny Peffers both had a couple of screaming hits.

Watchorn (W) and Black
Wylie (L), McGinnis and xxx

(June 26)  The Smith Airlines nine of North Vancouver conquered the Nanaimo squad, doubling their hosts 8 to 4. Base hits were plentiful with the visitors accumulating 12 and Nanaimo 11. Top swatter in the contest was North Van third baseman Tat Larson who rang up three hits.

Mills (W) and Morden
Watchorn (L) and Black

(July 1)  The Nanaimo senior baseballers travelled to Courtenay and played a group of selects from the Upper Island, losing to their hosts 8 to 1. In spite of the one-sided score, the teams were evenly matched as the invaders actually out hit the Upper Islanders 6 to 5.

Watchorn (L) and Black
Tobacco (W) and Hill

(July 3)  The Vancouver Firemen defeated the Nanaimo baseball nine 11 to 8 in a 12-inning exhibition game in the Hub City. The game was a slugfest from start to finish with a total of 40 base blows being struck, 23 by the Vancouverites. Brothers Larry and Eddie Holden both smashed home runs for the Flame Fighters. The siblings, along with teammate Nick Craig, each racked up four base raps to lead the hit parade. Key base blows by Norm Trasolini, Larry Holden, Eddie Holden and Bart Bean in the top of the third session of overtime produced four safeties for the invaders.

O’Leary, L. Holden (W) and Henry, Richardson
Watchorn, Edmunds (L) (2) and Black

(July 17)  In spite of scoring the game’s only earned run, the diamondeers from Nanaimo dropped a 4 to 1 decision to Union Bay. The inner defense of the Hub City squad imploded in the seventh frame, allowing the visitors to score three times and take the lead for good. Losing chucker Ray Watchorn deserved better as he yielded just four hits while ringing up 13 strikeouts. Shortstop Ernie Edmunds had three base blows and first baseman George Kulai two in a losing effort.

W. Marshall (W) and McKay
Watchorn (L) and Black

(July 31)  Playing on the Central Sports Grounds, the Nanaimo senior baseball team defeated Port Alberni 2 to 0. Winning tosser Ray Watchorn whiffed 12 Alberni would-be swatters. The home team plated both of their runs in the third canto.

Lowe (L) and Cox
Watchorn (W) and Edmunds

(August 7)  The visiting Victoria Sons of Canada team and the Nanaimo nine split a doubleheader with the homesters taking the afternoon game 13 to 9 and losing the evening fixture 4 to 1. Nanaimo scored ten runs in the third stanza of the opener when they pounded the offerings of Lloyd Cann for five doubles, a triple, a home run and a single. Hank Gailus of the Hub City aggregation slammed a double and triple while Cann of the Sons doubled twice. Phil Piper of the winners and Bill Holman of Victoria had round-trippers.

Cann (L), Doherty (3) and xxx
Watchorn (W), Edmunds (7) and Black, Inkster (4)

Both teams registered five hits in the late contest, a game shortened to seven innings. The Capital City crew broke a 1 – 1 tie in the sixth, scoring twice and added another insurance counter in the seventh. Nary a player on either team had more than a lone hit. Ray Watchorn of Nanaimo had the only extra-base blow, a double.

Noble, Cann (W) (4) and Bacon
Gailus (L) and Edmunds

(August 14)  The Nanaimo baseball club broke even in a doubleheader with Cumberland on the Central Sports Ground, losing the afternoon game 10 to 4 and taking the evening encounter 6 to 5. Although out hit 14 to 10, the invading Cumberland made better use of their opportunities in the opener to run away with the contest. The homesters were also guilty of nine errors which sealed their fate. Ernie Edmunds of Nanaimo picked up two doubles and a one-bagger to top the accomplishments of the hitters in the game.

Tobacco (W) and Ducca
Watchorn (L) and Edmunds

Hank Gailus fanned eleven in the finale in pitching Nanaimo to victory on the strength of an eight-hitter. The winners ripped ten safeties in disposing of the visitors, three of which, two doubles and a single, came off the bat of catcher Phil Piper.

Boyd (L) and Ducca
Gailus (W) and Piper

(August 21)  The Nanaimo senior baseball team swept both ends of a doubleheader from the all-Japanese team of Royston, the Comox Valley port, taking the first game by a score of 9 to 5 and the second by a 5 to 3 count. The afternoon game was marred by an unfortunate accident when Clifford Doi, starting catcher for the Royston team, broke a small bone in his left leg when sliding into third base in the second inning. Leading the offensive thrust for the winners was Ernie “Fat” Edmunds with a trio of base knocks. Don Olds belted a home run and a single while Hank Gailus rapped out two doubles. W. Nishi was the heaviest hitter for the visitors, securing a double and a single.

Yamada (L) and C. Doi, xxx (2)
Watchorn (W), Edmunds (5) and xxx

The evening game was called in the seventh inning owing to gathering darkness. The invaders held a narrow 7 to 6 margin in base hits acquired with S. Iwasa and Fred Doi each collecting a pair, a feat duplicated by Edmunds and winning chucker Gailus of the hosts.

Tahara (L) and F. Doi
Gailus (W) and Aitken

(August 23)  The Ellensberg WA Cowboys and the Nanaimo senior ball tossers battled to a 0 – 0 tie in a well-played game called after seven frames when darkness set in. The Americans out hit their Hub City hosts by a 7 to 4 margin and had the game’s only extra-base blow, a triple by catcher Sterling.

Krause and Sterling
Watchorn and Piper

(August 26)  The Nanaimo and Ellensberg Cowboy baseball teams met in a return engagement following their scoreless tie of three days ago and the victory went to the visiting Washingtonians by a score of 2 to 0. Winning tosser Fitterer gave up eight hits but his control was good as he issued no walks while striking out nine. The Yanks scored both of their runs in the fourth frame when, with two retired, consecutive singles off the bats of Sterling, Krause, Tour and Nicholson plus a pair of Nanaimo errors, allowed a brace of counters. Ernie “Fat” Edmunds of the Hub City nine had a double and a single in a losing cause. His teammate, first baseman Millard as well as Krause of the invaders both singled twice. 

Fitterer (W) and Sterling
Gailus (L) and Piper

(September 3)  The B.C. Telephones baseball team of the Vancouver City League paid a visit to the Nanaimo and defeated the homesters by a score of 2 to 1 in a seven-inning encounter. The Vancouver pitching tandem of Don Weaver and Pearsall limited the Hub City nine to just two hits. Losing twirler Gailus surrendered seven hits to the Phones including a home run and double to infielder J. Cameron.

Weaver (W), Pearsall (6) and xxx
Gailus (L) and xxx

(September 5)  The Nanaimo baseball team journeyed Up-Island and played a split-venue doubleheader, losing the first game 3 to 2 to Union Bay and following that up with an eleven-inning scoreless tie at Cumberland.

Gailus (L) an Edmunds
xxx (W) and xxx

Watchorn and Edmunds
xxx and xxx