1935 Game Reports / BC Interior     

1935 Vancouver, Lower Mainland, Fraser Valley   
1935 BC Interior   
1935 Vancouver Island  


Teams in the 1935 South Okanagan International Baseball League
Oroville WA

(April 28)   Peachland kicked the new baseball season with a victory Sunday whipping Kelowna 10-3. Dan Cousins, one of five family members on the team, provided several highlights for the winners leading a 12-hit attack with three hits, including a triple and double. He added a stolen base and was part of Peachland's triple play. Harold Cousins, who relieved in the fifth, blanked Kelowna over the last five innings to pick up the win. Newby had three hits for Kelowna. In the sixth inning, Kelowna had two men on base when Alexander popped one up to Harold Cousins, who threw to Irvine Cousins at first to catch Morrow off the bag for the second out. Seeing V.Leier off the sack at second, Cousins relayed to Dan Cousins to make the tag for the third out and the triple play.

Alexander (L), Boklage (6) and V.Leier
T.Clements, H.Cousins (W) (5) and V.Cousins

(April 28)   Veteran hurler Les Gould had an outstanding 1935 debut firing a three-hitter with 18 strikeouts as Summerland topped Penticton 6-1 in a sloppy defensive game at Summerland. The winners managed just three hits off Dick Hammond and Alymer Cousins but took advantage of five walks, two wild pitches, two passed balls, three hit batsmen, and six Penticton errors. 

Hammond (L), A.Cousins (6) and McKnight
Gould (W) and Spencer

(April 28)  In a wild one at Oliver, with a strong wind making it a difficult day the the pitchers, Oroville clobbered the home squad 26 to 14. 

(May 5)   it was a tough day for  Oliver's Cliff Watkins. Playing third, he let two ground balls get through in the tenth inning to put Wally Moore and Bill Benway aboard then, when shifted to centre field, he dropped a clout by Archie Prentiss to allow the winning run to score as Penticton notch the win, 3-2. In the 8th inning, Cliff's brother Wes Watkins, the Oliver catcher, had failed to hold on to a missed third strike as Benway scampered to first and Chuck Blacklock came home with the tying run.  Dick Hammond twirled a four-hitter with 12 strikeouts to get credit for the win. Mallory yielded just six hits in taking the loss.

Mallory (L) and W.Watkins
Hammond (W) and Kincaid

(May 5)    Vernon received outstanding pitching, a two-hit shutout by Slim Robertson, to notch a 3-0 win over Kelowna in one of the best games in the Orchard City for several seasons. Robertson, who had a no-hitter for seven innings, racked up 14 strikeouts without issuing a walk. Alexander pitched well for Kelowna with just six hits against him. It was a 1-0 game until the 9th when Vernon added two insurance runs. Robertson, who had the longest blow of the game, a triple, was thrown out at home in trying to stretch it into a homer. Vernon's first run, in the 6th inning, was gift wrapped as two errors led to the first score. 

Robertson (W) and Crawford
Alexander (L) and Sinclair

(May 5)   Oroville got two-hit pitching by Sky Soden in a 6-1 triumph over Peachland in a game featuring 29 strikeouts, 15 by Soden, 14 by Harold Cousins. Cousins walked just two, Soden, none. The Oroville moundsman also cracked a triple and single and scored two. His battery mate, Drummond, had two hits and scored three times.

H.Cousins (L) and V.Cousins
Soden (W) and Drummond

(May 12)   Oroville spoiled Vernon's home opener at Polson Park Sunday as Sky Soden held the home club to four hits as the Americans shutout the Okanagan club 4-0. Soden, who fired a two-hitter, with 15 strikeouts, a week ago, whiffed 12. He also clouted the longest hit of the game, a triple. Howard Urquhart and Slim Robertson combined on a six-hitter for Vernon.

Soden (W) and Drummond
Urquhart (L), Robertson (7) and Cross

(May 12)   Catcher Verne Cousins smacked a triple, double and two singles while Hal Cousins tossed a three-hitter, with 15 strikeouts, Sunday and Peachland topped Summerland 4-2.  The winners out-hit Summerland 13 to 3.

Gould (L) and Spencer
H.Cousins (W) and V.Cousins

(May 12)  Oliver rallied for five runs in the final inning to hand Kelowna its third straight loss, 11-6.

(May 19)   Peachland broke open a one-run ball game with three runs in the 8th inning and another five in the ninth to walk away with a 13 to 7 triumph over Kelowna. The winners had just one more hit than Kelowna, 13 to 12, but the losers were sloppy in the field making ten errors. Reg Fulks and Verne Cousins paced the winners each with three hits and three runs. Doc Newby had four safeties, two of them doubles, for the losers. Hal Cousins went the distance for Peachland racking up 14 strikeouts with just one free pass.

H.Cousins (W) and V.Cousins
Welter (L), Forbes, Newby and Sinclair

(May 19)   Trailing 2-1 through seven innings, Vernon scored seven times in the last two innings, then held off a bottom of the ninth rally by Penticton, to capture an 8-5 decision. Vernon took the lead in the first when George Jones reached on an error, advanced on Larry Antilla's single and romped home on another bobble. There was no more scoring until the seventh when Penticton took the lead with two counters. Bob Phinney tripled to deep right field to bring in Dick Hammond who had reached with a single and George Broderick followed with a drive to centre field to put Penticton in front. The lead was short-lived as Vernon came right back with a pair in the 8th. George Sparrow pounded one for three bases and came home on an infield grounder and Jack Jones smacked a double to bring in Antilla.  In the 9th, Vernon got a triple by Jack Jones, doubles from Sparrow and Antilla and a single by Crawford, helped by two errors to score five times and go ahead 8 to 2.  The home club made it close in their last at bat drawing a walk and punching out four hits to score three. Penticton out-hit Vernon 12 to 9, but while the winners played errorless ball, Penticton made eight errors.

Urquhart, Robertson (6), Sparrow (W) (7) and Crawford
Hammond (L), Cousins (8) and Watkins

(May 24)   In an exhibition game at Oliver, Norman Parkins allowed but one hit to lead Penticton to a 7-1 victory over Oliver at the annual May 24th Sports Day.  Tommy Eagle's first inning double was the lone bingle against Parkins.

Parkins (W) and xxx
C.Watkins (L), Mallory (8) and xxx

(May 26)   A revamped Kelowna team scored its first win of the season Sunday downing Summerland 8-0 at Summerland. Kelowna added two key players, pitcher Roy Holden from the Terminal League in Vancouver and third baseman Johnny Hackler from Drumheller.  Holden allowed just six hits and whiffed 11 in hurling the shutout. Sinclair collected three hits to lead the winners and Doc Newby smacked a three-run triple.

Holden (W) and Sinclair
Les Gould (L), Lloyd Gould and xxx

(May 26)   With a capacity crowd filling the grandstand at Polson Park Sunday, Vernon came from behind to trounced Oliver 12-6. A six-run fifth inning proved to be the difference. George Jones clouted a pair of three-baggers to pace a 13-hit effort by the winners.

xxx and xxx
xxx and xxx

(May 26)  Penticton scored early and often Sunday in trouncing Peachland 12 to 4. Alymer Cousins collected four hits and winning pitcher Dick Hammond had three to lead a 17-hit attack. Wes Watkins added a pair of two-baggers. Hammond held the home club to six hits and racked up 15 strikeouts while issuing just one base on balls.

Hammond (W) and Watkins
Clements (L) and V.Cousins

Oroville     4 - 0
Vernon       3 - 1
Peachland    3 - 2
Penticton    2 - 2
Kelowna      1 - 3
Oliver       1 - 3
Summerland   0 - 4

(June 3)   Summerland Tournament 

Bill Benway, who knocked in the winner in the preliminary contest, singled in the eighth inning to  score Sandy Dagg with the deciding run as Penticton downed Peachland 4-2 in the final of the Summerland Tournament.  They added an insurance run on Graham Kincaid's one-bagger.  Benway had scored in the first inning when he tripled and came home on Kincaid's single. Dick Hammond fired a four-hitter for the win. Peachland catcher Verne Cousins had three of the safeties. 

Clements (L) and V.Cousins
Hammond (W) and Watkins

Penticton broke a 4-4 tie with three runs in the ninth inning to down Oliver 7-4 in the tournament's opening game. After Bob Phinney reached with a single, Bill Benway cracked a two-bagger to bring him home with the winner. Alymer Cousins added a two-run triple for some insurance. Penticton had come from behind to tie the count in the seventh inning and, again, it was Benway who sparked the effort.  The second sacker walked, was sacrificed to second, stole third and counted the run on a throwing error. Dick Hammond picked up the win in relief of starter Norm Parkins.

Parkins, Hammond (W) (7) and Watkins
Mallory (L) and McNeill

Peachland topped Summerland 4-2 to advanced to the tournament final. Verne Cousins belted a homer and Ted Clements hurled a five-hitter for the winners. Summerland took the lead with two in the third inning but Peachland rallied with two in the fourth and another pair in the sixth for the victory.

Lloyd Gould, K.Swegle (L) (5) and Spencer
Clements (W) and V.Cousins

(June 9)   With three runs in the bottom of the ninth inning, Oroville came from behind to shade Vernon 5-4 Sunday to maintain their unbeaten record in South Okanagan International League play. Howard Urquhart was best for Vernon with a long swat in the third which paved the way for four runs and a strong effort in a route-going performance on the mound.

Urquhart (L) and xxx
xxx and xxx

(June 9)   Alymer Cousins smacked a homer, double and single and scored three runs to pace Penticton's 8-2 win over Kelowna. Bill Benway added a double, two singles and two runs. Second baseman George Morrow was best for Kelowna with a triple, double and single. Dick Hammond scattered seven hits for the win.

Holden (L), Hackler and Sinclair
Hammond (W) and Watkins

(June 9)   Tommy Eagle was the hero of the day for Oliver Sunday firing four-hit ball and clouting a triple, double and two singles as Oliver took Summerland 9 to 1. The winners collected 13 hits, two each by Retty, Bill Simpson and Russ Foster.

Eagle (W), Mallory (9) and McNeill
Les Gould (L) and Thompson

Oroville     5 - 0
Vernon       3 - 2
Peachland    3 - 2
Penticton    3 - 2
Oliver       2 - 3
Summerland   1 - 4

Kelowna      1 - 5

(June 13)   With local schools closed for the afternoon so students could partake of an educational experience, the barnstorming Detroit Colored Giants upended Penticton 10 to 6 Thursday afternoon. It was not as comical an exhibition as many had anticipated but the visitors had been travelling on rush trips for some time and showed their weariness.  Red Knuckles hurled for the Giants holding the home squad to six hits while left fielder A.Smith led Detroit's 11-hit attack with three safeties.  First baseman Burke had the longest hit of the game, a triple, and scored three times. Alymer Cousins was best for Penticton with three hits and two runs scored. Prior to the game the Giants put on a show of juggling stunts and infield skills which was worth more than the game itself.

Knuckles (W) and Love
Parkins (L), Cousins (5), Hammond (7) and Watkins

(June 16)   Les Gould's 6th inning triple brought in the tying and winning runs as Summerland edged Peachland 3-2. The three-bagger was one of only four hits for the winners against Ted Clements. Peachland had nine hits, three by Dan Cousins who raised his average to .481. Lloyd Gould allowed nine hits in gaining the pitching victory.

Clements (L) and V.Cousins
Lloyd Gould (W) and Spence

(June 16)   In a 14-inning thriller at Vernon, Penticton nosed out the home club 5-4 as Wes Watkins drive to centre field scored George Broderick from second. Penticton had taken a 3-0 lead in the first inning as Bob Phinney singled and an error allowed Broderick to reach first and Phinney to advance to third. Chuck Blacklock's sac fly plated the first run and Wes Watkins singled for the second. Alymer Cousins smacked a double to bring in the third. Penticton went ahead 4-0 in the fifth before Vernon got on the scoreboard when Harold Urquhart singled and came around to score on a pair of throwing errors. A bases loaded walk to Urquhart in the eighth pushed across the second Vernon marker.  Vernon delighted the home fans with a rally in the bottom of the ninth. With two aboard with singles, Larry Antilla cracked one to right field to score both and tie the count and send the game to extra innings. Urquhart was outstanding in a losing cause relieving in the first inning and going the rest of the way yielding just two runs while compiling 17 strikeouts.

Hammond, Parkins (W) (10) and Watkins
Robertson, Urquhart (L) (1) and Crawford

Oroville     6 - 0
Penticton    4 - 2
Vernon       3 - 3
Peachland    3 - 3
Oliver       2 - 4
Summerland   2 - 4

Kelowna      1 - 5

(June 20)    Although out-hitting their opposition 15 to 13, Vernon seniors dropped an 11-7 decision to the touring Detroit Colored Giants in an exhibition game at Polson Park Thursday. Outstanding for the locals was "Sooky" Ward who made six nice catches in centre field and produced the longest hit of the day, a three-bagger in the fourth inning and then romped home on Howard Urquhart's single for Vernon's first run. Giants' players declared that Ward was "one of the best centre fielders that we have seen on our tour."  George Jones, at second base, collected four hits for Vernon and George Sparrow, the left-handed shortstop had three. Red Knuckles hurled the entire game for the visitors.

Knuckles (W) and Morehead
Urquhart (L) and Crawford

(June 23)   Kelowna pushed across four runs in the first two innings and hung on for a 5-3 win over Summerland. Alexander tossed a five-hitter, with 15 strikeouts for the win. Summerland suffered two key injuries in the game. Williamson was hit on the head and knocked out by an attempted pick off at first base. He was taken to hospital. In the seventh inning, Spencer the catcher injured a finger taking one of Les Gould's pitches. This necessitated a change in the lineup and the base umpire, from Summerland, had to done the catching gear.

Lloyd Gould (L), Les Gould (2) and Spencer, xxx
Alexander (W) and xxx

(June 23)   Peachland built up a 7-1 lead after five innings en route to a 7-5 triumph over Oliver. Each team had 10 hits and 7 errors.  Ted Clements, the winning pitcher, led Peachland with three hits. Mallory, the losing hurler, had four hits, one a homer, for Oliver. Bill Simpson also poked a round tripper for the losers.

Mallory (L), Eagle and McNeill
Clements (W) , H.Cousins and V.Cousins

(June 23)   Two costly 8th inning errors and a passed ball led to the first defeat of the season for Oroville as Penticton triumphed 6-4 at the Recreation Grounds.  Sky Soden, Oroville;s pitching recruit, lived up to the advance notices. He had a fast ball which had Penticton looking dizzy for most of the game, but a recent injury to his side caused some control problems and the locals started to get to him in the latter innings. In the 8th, a hit and two errors loaded the bases for Penticton and a fielder's choice and passed ball brought in the two markers. Bob Phinney had two hits, scored twice and was part of two double plays for the winners. Wes Watkins also had a pair of hits. Nellor led the Americans with three safeties.

Soden (L) and Drummond
Hammond (W) and Watkins

(July 1)  In spite of rainy weather, Penticton fans were treated to two of the snappiest ball games in many moons during the Gyro Club's July 1st celebration as Vancouver's Asahis came to town for a double-header. The teams split the series, Penticton took the first game 5-3 and the Asahis the second, 4-0. The host club scored all five of its runs in the opener in the third inning, on three hits, including a double by Archie Prentiss and a three-bagger by Chuck Blacklock, two fielder's choices, an error and a sac fly. Asahis got one back in the fourth when Herbie Tanaka, who scored all three Vancouver runs, singled, advanced on a sacrifice and passed ball and scored on a dropped throw at third. In the sixth, he singled, went to third on Reggie Yasui's hit and slipped home when Yasui deliberately got into a hot box between first and second. He was hit by a pitch in the 8th, stole second and scored when a drive got through the Penticton first sacker. Both pitchers allowed just four hits, Dick Hammond for Penticton and Suga for the Asahis.

Suga (L) and Yasui
Hammond (W) and Watkins

The Asahis ran wild in the second game with seven steals as Nag Nishihara fired a three-hitter to blank the Okanagan crew, 4-0.  All the scoring came in the second inning.  Playing manager Reggie Yasui started the rally with a single and a steal of second and came home as A.Masuda reached on an error. Mike Maruno and Abie Korenaga each singled and stole second as Masuda plated the second run.  Nishihara laid down a bunt to squeeze in Maruno and Roy Yamamura singled to score the fourth marker. Whereas Alymer Cousins drew great applause for hauling in six chances in left field in the first game, Korenaga, in centre field for the Asahis, gained equal enthusiasm for his five difficult catches in the second game.

Urquhart (L) and Watkins
Nishihara (W) and Yasui

(July 4)   Helped by two ninth inning Vernon errors, the touring Wenatchee Bohemians scored three runs to top the locals 4-3 in an exhibition encounter at Polson Park. Pitcher Jimmy Spurgeon won his own game driving in the winning run. The visitors had just six hits to nine for Vernon. McCall had three hits for the home club.

Spurgeon (W) and Sterling
Urquhart, Sparrow (L) (6) and Crawford

(July 5)  Playing at Kelowna, Wenatchee Bohemians won with a 5-0 shutout Friday. Gaborit held Kelowna to just three hits. Sterling, the Wenatchee catcher had the long blow of the game, a triple in the second inning.

Gaborit (W) and xxx
Alexander (L) and xxx

(July 6)   Penticton managed just three hits but handed Wenatchee Bohemians a 2-1 setback Saturday at the Recreation Grounds thanks to an unusual two-part play, one favouring the locals, the other nullifying a Wenatchee score. In the seventh inning, with the scored tied at 1-1, Freeman of Wenatchee slammed one along the left field line right into some cars. Alymer Cousins retrieved the ball and relayed to Archie Prentiss at third to nab Freeman. However Freeman got a second chance as it was ruled a spectator had picked up the ball so Freeman went safely back to second. Gaborit then drove one to centre field and Freeman scampered home with the lead run. But when the ball was thrown to third, the base umpire called Freeman out for failing to touch third base. Given a reprieve, Penticton got the winner in the bottom of the seventh. An infield error allowed Cousins to get to first and he quickly stole second and advanced to third on an infield out. With two strikes on him, Clair Baker crossed up the defense laying down a perfect bunt along the first base line as Cousins romped home. Dick Hammond got the win with a six-hitter. Jimmy Spurgeon lost yielding just three hits and collecting ten strikeouts.

Spurgeon (L) and Sterling
Hammond (W) and Watkins

(July 7)  In an exhibition game, Rutland scored five times in the first inning, adding three more in the second, on the way to an 8 to 6 victory over Summerland. Alexander pitched the whole nine for the winners.

Alexander (W) and Holitzki
Gould (L), Gould and Pohlman

(July 7)   Kelowna was scheduled at Oroville but wet weather forced the game to be postponed. The game will likely be replayed at the end of the regular season.

(July 7)    Norm "Porky" Parkins fired a two-hit shutout, fanning 11, leading Penticton to a 10-0 whitewash of Oliver. The winners collected just nine hits off Tommy Eagle and Mallory, but the Cantaloupe City crew booted the ball on nine occasions, including three at first base and three at second. A seven-run seventh inning put the game out of reach. George Broderick, Wes Watkins and Alymer Cousins each reached twice with hits.

Parkins (W) and Watkins
Eagle (L), Mallory and McNeill

(July 7)   Vernon led all the way Sunday in trimming Peachland 10-5, pounding two Peachland hurlers for 16 hits. Right fielder Robertson led the attack smacking a triple, double and two one-baggers. Larry Antilla added four singles. Harold Urquhart surrendered seven hits in going the distance for the winners. He struck out six without issuing a free pass. Peachland hurt its cause making ten errors.

Urquhart (W) and Crawford
Clements (L), D.Cousins and V.Cousins

(July 11)  The Cousins, all brothers, put on quite a show against a local Peachland squad Tuesday evening. Once trailing 14 to 3, they scored 11 runs in one frame to tie the score and later added two more to take the lead 16-14. All the Cousin boys are baseball players but rarely have a chance to play together. Francis, Eddy, irvine and Harold play for Beaverdell, and the latter three also play for Peachland in league games, coming over from Beaverdell for each contest. Alymer plays for Penticton and Dan and Verne suit up for Peachland. Two younger boys, Gordon and Warren, are members of the junior team in Peachland. 

(July 14)   With the temperature more than 100 degrees in the shade at Oliver on Sunday, Peachland broke out in the last two innings to post an 8 to 5 victory.  With two out in the eighth, Peachland took four runs to capture the lead and added two more in the ninth to secure the contest. Verne Cousins paced a 15-hit assault with a pair of two-baggers and a single. Archie Miller and A.G.Garlinge each collected three singles. Ted Clements picked up the pitching win in in relief of Dan Cousins who went seven innings.

D.Cousins, Clements (W) (8) and V.Cousins
Mallory (L), Eagle (9) and McNeill

(July 14)   Playing in 90-degree temperatures at Vernon, Howard Urquhart fashioned a two-hit shutout as the home club blanked Kelowna 7-0. Urquhart walked a pair and fanned 14 while helping the offense with a pair of hits and two runs. Sooky Ward cracked a triple and single and scored twice for the winners.

Alexander (L), Morrow (7) and B.Leier
Urquhart (W) and Crawford

(July 14)    Penticton, with 12 hits, whipped error-prone Tonasket 15-5 in an exhibition encounter Sunday at the Recreation Grounds.  The visitors committed nine errors. The game was a 5-5 draw after three innings before the home club erupted for four in the fourth and another four in the fifth to put the game away. First baseman Bob Phinney belted a triple and single and scored five times. Second baseman Graham Kincaid added three hits and two runs.  Dick Hammond went the first five innings for Penticton to gain credit for the win.

Grant (L) and Grigware
Hammond (W), Parkins (6) and Watkins

(July 21)   After falling behind 6-0, Vernon rallied with six runs in the third and squeezed out an 8-7 victory over visiting Summerland. Young Henry Scherle, up from the junior ranks, had a two-run double in the big third inning rally and added a two-run single in the fifth for the winning counter. Howard Urquhart rang up 17 strikeouts in twirling a seven-hitter for the winners.

Gould (L) and Spencer
Urquhart (W) and Crawford

(July 21)  Kelowna seniors entertained the fast Oroville nine on Sunday at Athletic Park and held the visitors in check for seven innings trailing 2-1 in a tight ball game. But, in the eighth, the Americans went to town scoring nine times, most of the damage coming with two out, and finished with an 11-3 triumph. They combined 7 hits with a walk and three errors in the big inning. Perry Bunch, who went the route on the hill for Oroville, smacked a triple and single for the winners.

Bunch and xxx
Morrow, Alexander (8) and xxx

(July 21)   Peachland unleashed a 19-hit attack Sunday, four apiece by Ted Clements and Verne Cousins, to crushed Penticton 12-5. Dan Cousins and Archie Miller each added three hits. Losing hurler Dick Hammond had a lone bright spot for Penticton with a homer.

D.Cousins (W), Clements (5) and V.Cousins
Hammond (L), Parkins (6)  and Watkins

Oroville     9 - 1
Penticton    6 - 3
Vernon       6 - 3
Peachland    6 - 4
Oliver       2 - 7
Summerland   2 - 7

Kelowna      2 - 8

(July 26)   Johnny Hackler pitched the batted Kelowna to a 5-3 exhibition victory over the Wenatchee Braves. Hackler went all the way on the mound for the winners and got the club off to a good start with a two-run double in the first inning. They added three in the third as Sinclair, Doc Newby, Tommy Forbes and George Morrow all hit safely. Hackler, who fanned ten and did not walk a batter, gave up a run in the fifth when Blair got a scratch hit, stole second and scored on an error. In the seventh, Mustell led off with a double and Freeman followed with a one-bagger. Moore struck out but was safe at first, to load the bases, when Sinclair couldn't hold on to the pitch. A sacrifice fly brought in a run and Warren singled to score Freeman.

Blair (L) and xxx
Hackler (W) and xxx

(July 27)   Moon, the Wenatchee southpaw, befuddled Penticton Saturday holding the home club to three hits as the visitors took a 4-1 ball game. Moon fanned seven and walked one. Wenatchee made good use of well-placed bunts to down the locals.  In the third inning, Moon walked and Norlin reached on an error after a bunt.  One run came home on another error and Norlin scored on a bunt single. The visitors wrapped up the contest in the fifth, adding two more runs. With runners at second and third, Mustell laid down a bunt to score the first and another sacrifice brought in the second.

Moon (W) and Norlin
Parkins (L), Hammond and Watkins

(July 28)   Chuck Blacklock's brilliant defensive game at second base helped Penticton edge the league leaders 2-1 at Oroville.  A large contingent of Penticton fans, between fifteen and twenty cars, along with those from Oliver and Osoyoos went south for the game. Blacklock handled 14 chances in turning in the most sparkling performance of any fielder this season. He added to the lustre in participating in four double plays.  Dick Hammond, with a seven-hitter and six strikeouts, picked up the win in besting Sky Soden the Oroville ace who fanned 11, allowed seven hits and five walks.

Hammond (W) and Watkins
Soden (L) and LeMay

(July 28)    Howard Urquhart pitched a shutout and struck out 14 Sunday in leading Vernon to a 4-0 decision over Summerland.  Vernon broke a scoreless tie with a run in the sixth on a walk, two errors and a hit. They added a pair in the seventh on a walk, two errors and two hits and one more in the eighth thanks to three safeties.

Urquhart (W) and Crawford
Gould (L) and Spencer

(July 28)   Oliver at Kelowna was postponed because of rain and wet grounds.

(August 4)   Dick Hammond fired a three-hitter Sunday, holding Summerland scoreless until the final frame as Penticton rang up a 7-3 victory.

Gould (L) and Spencer
Hammond (W) and Watkins

(August 4)   Peachland fell behind 6-0 before rallying for a 7-6 win over Oroville. Harold Cousins poked doubles and scored in the fourth and the sixth and Ted Clements singled and came home on a series of overthrows as Peachland cut the deficit to 6-3. The locals won it in the 8th when Curry singled, stole second  and scored as Dan Cousins followed with his first hit of the day.  Harold Cousins swung and missed for strike three but catcher Andy LeMay missed the pitch and by the time he retrieved the ball and tried to throw out Harold Cousins at second, Dan Cousins scooted home safely colliding with LeMay. A single by Clements and a sacrifice by Verne Cousins brought his brother in with the tying run. Archie Miller followed with a base blow to score the winner.

Bunch (L) and LeMay
D.Cousins, Clements (W) (7) and V.Cousins

(August 4)   Vernon ace Howard Urquhart struck out a season-high 18 batters at Oliver Sunday as Vernon came away with a 6-3 victory.  He allowed just five hits and a single base on balls. In his last four starters, all complete game wins, Urquhart has fanned 63 in 36 innings of work. Vernon collected 10 hits, five of them two-baggers with Dick Murray clouting a pair.

Urquhart (W) and Crawford
T.Eagle (L) and Foster

Vernon        8 - 3
Oroville      8 - 3
Penticton     8 - 3
Peachland     7 - 4
Oliver        3 - 7
Kelowna       2 - 7
Summerland    2 - 9

(August 8)   The Vancouver Asahis opened with five runs in the first inning and defeated the Okanagan Valley All-Stars 8-3 in an exhibition match at Kelowna's Athletic Park on Thursday.  The Vancouver team was brought in to help round out Kelowna's regatta day.  Pint-sized Nag Nishihara had little trouble in handling the All-Stars. He did give up a long blast by Verne Cousins in the 8th inning but Cousins missed touching second base on his gallop around the bags and the run was disallowed.

Nishihara (W) and Yasui
Hammond, Urquhart (5) and Watkins, Crawford (5)

(August 11)   A four-run first inning proved to be enough Sunday at Vernon as the home squad beat Peachland 6-2 behind another 18-strikeout performance by Howard Urquhart. It brought his total in his last five games, 45 innings, to 81 whiffs.  As in his 18 strikeout effort a week ago, Urquhart walked just one.  Shortstop George Sparrow had three of Vernon's nine hits. Sooky Ward and Jack Jones belted trip[les.

D.Cousins, G.Ekins and V.Cousins
Urquhart (W) and Crawford

(August 11)  Summerland escaped the league cellar Sunday and did it in a big way, a 16-0 trouncing of Oliver. Bennest drilled a homer, triple and single for the winners. Spencer and Borton also had three-baggers. Gould held Oliver to just two hits, both by Russ Foster, and fanned 14.

Eagle (L) , Vold, Edmonds and Foster, McNeill
Gould (W) and Spencer

(August 11)   Alymer Cousins smacked a triple in the ninth inning to score Wes Watkins from first with the winning run in Penticton's 7-6 win over Kelowna which out-hit the winners 11 to 9.  Sinclair pounded out four hits fro Kelowna, including a triple and double. Dick Hammond picked up the win in relief of starter Norm Parkins.

Parkins, Hammond  (W) (7) and Watkins
Morrow (L) and Sinclair

Vernon        9 - 3
Penticton     9 - 3
Oroville      8 - 3 *
Peachland     7 - 5
Summerland    3 - 9
Kelowna       2 - 8 *
Oliver        2 - 9

Kelowna expressed its wish to forfeit its final game to Oroville, to create a three-way tie for first place.

(August 22)    League officials have decided on a "round robin" playoff among the three leading teams to determine the league champion this season.  Each team will have a game at home and one away.

(August 22)   Alymer Cousins finished atop the Penticton batting averages at the end of the regular schedule edging Bob Phinney .300 to .295.  Dick Hammond was third with a .274 mark. Phinney, at leadoff, topped the team in runs, with 28 and Bill Benway, with 11 steals, was one ahead of Cousins. The statistics included both league games and exhibitions.


(August 25)  In the opening game of the South Okanagan International League playoffs, Vernon took a 2-0 lead in the first inning and made it stand up for a 4-1 victory over Oroville at Polson Park diamond.  The largest crowd of the season turned out to watch the best game of the summer with many fans coming from points down the valley while the visitors were attended by their own large gang of supporters. Larry Antilla got Vernon on the scoreboard in the opening stanza when he bunted in George Jones who had been given a walk and proceeded to steal second and third. George Sparrow smacked a homer for the second run. The hit was a clean three-bagger but went under some cars which enabled Sparrow to add the extra base. In the sixth, Oroville got one run back as Drummond and Miller opened with singles and a run came home on a passed ball. Vernon added two in the sixth to end the scoring. The strikeout machine, Harold Urquhart, was at it again fanning 17 with no walks. In his last six games, all complete game victories, Urquhart has racked up 98 strikeouts in 54 innings. Sky Soden took a tough-luck loss allowing just four hits with 13 strikeouts.

Soden (L) and Drummond
Urquhart (W) and Crawford

(August 25)   For the second straight year, Verne Cousins has won the Baptist Cup given to the Peachland player with the highest batting average for the regular season.  Cousins compiled an outstanding .490 mark, well ahead of brother Dan Cousins, the runner-up, at an even .400. Ted Clements was third at .367. 

(August 25)   The Rutland Adanacs of the Central Okanagan League took on a depleted Peachland lineup Sunday afternoon and walloped the South Okanagan International League team 13-2. The Adanacs pounded out 16 hits, only one for extra bases, a two-bagger by Hank Wostradowski.

(August 29)   First baseman Larry Antilla, with a .391 average, finished atop the batting race for Vernon. Dick Murray, with just 24 at bats, was second at .333.  Slim Robertson hit .312 and shortstop George Sparrow had a .278 mark.

(September 2)   Penticton Knights of Pythias Tournament 

With outstanding pitching, Penticton captured the Penticton Knights of Pythias Tournament Monday defeating Omak 3-1 in the final. Dick Hammond tossed a four-hitter after Norm Parkins allowed just one hit as Penticton blanked the Cousin brothers 6-0 in their first game.

In the final, Penticton took the lead in the first inning when Bill Benway smacked a triple with Bob Phinney aboard. In the second frame after two walks, hits by Phinney and George Broderick brought both runners home. Omak's lone tally came in the fifth when Staton reached an an error and scored on Russell's single. In addition to his superb hurling, Hammond had one of Penticton's five hits and participated in three double plays. One came in the first inning when Omak loaded the bases.

Russell (L), Johnston (3) and Nelson
Hammond (W) and Watkins

Verne Cousins two-bagger down the left field line was the only hit Parkins allowed as Penticton shutout the Cousins, the family squad featuring the nine brothers. The winners had eight hits, two each by Bob Phinney and George Broderick.

Parkins (W) and Watkins
Dan Cousins (L) and Verne Cousins

Omak took advantage of sloppy defense by Summerland, which made six errors, to post a 2-1 victory to make the tournament final. Hampson allowed but four hits for the winners besting Les Gould who fanned 11 in pitching a five-hitter with five walks.

Hampson (W) and Nelson
Gould (L) and Spencer

(September 2)   Vernon journeyed to Kamloops Monday to take on the champions of the Interior League. In a closely contested game, Kamloops Famous Players escaped with a 2-1 victory.

(September 5)   Vernon, with one win in the round-robin final series, had hoped to secure the C.P. steamer "Sicamous" for the trip to Penticton for Sunday's game. However, it was found the boat is being used for fruit runs and general lack of accommodation for a crowd meant the move had to be abandoned.

(September 8)   Every batter in the Penticton lineup had at least one hit Sunday as Penticton smacked 17 hits in running roughshod over Vernon 14 to 4 in the South Okanagan International League round-robin playoff. Vernon made it easy for the home club making eight errors. Catcher Wes Watkins was a standout for the winners picking off three difficult foul balls and contributing a triple, two singles and two runs to the offense. Bob Phinney cracked three hits, one a triple, and scored three times. Bill Benway also had a triple and two singles and Chuck Blacklock added three hits.

Urquhart (L), Sparrow (3), Urquhart (5) and Crawford
Hammond (W) and Watkins

(September 15)   Sky Soden, the lanky Oroville hurler, fanned 14 Sunday to lead his teammates to a 3-2 victory over Penticton in the round-robin playoff. With two men down in the ninth and the score at 2-2, Oroville loaded the bases and Drummond drove the ball through the infield to score Swegle from third with the winning run. Penticton took the lead in the first inning when Bob Phinney laced a two-bagger and came around to score on two passed balls. Oroville took the lead in the second on some sloppy defensive play. Orr was safe on a close play at first and an outfield drop allowed Swegle to reach safely. Imhoff grounded one to first and Phinney made a poor throw home as both runners raced across the plate. Penticton battled back to tie in the sixth with Hugh McKnight rapping a double and scoring as George Broderick dropping one into left field.

Hammond (L) and Watkins
Soden (W) and Drummond

(September 15)  With each team getting a win in the round-robin and teams anxious to wrap up the playoffs the league has decided to revert to a sudden-death format. A draw will determine which team gets the bye to the final game.

(September 22)    With a crowd of 2,000 looking on, Oroville shaded Penticton 5-4 to advance to the final of the South Okanagan International League against Vernon which won a bye to the final. Swegle and Imhoff each produced three hits for the winners who received six-hit pitching by ace Sky Soden.

Soden (W) and Drummond
Hammond, Parkins (7) and Watkins

(September 22)   In a dandy final contest, Howard Urquhart held Oroville to just four hits in pitching shutout ball in Vernon's 2-0 victory to capture the league title and the Spalding-Johnston Trophy. Vernon moved to the lead in the first inning as Dick Murray walked, stole second, moved up an error  and scored on a single by George Sparrow. In the fifth, Harry Cross singled, stole second, made third on an error and was sacrificed home by Elmer Crawford. Urquhart fanned ten and walked one in his outstanding effort to wrap up the season. Sky Soden allowed just five hits in tossing his second complete game of the day for Oroville and received applause from the crowd for his double duty.

Urquhart (W) and Crawford
Soden (L) and Drummond


(May 19)  The Brewster club posted its 30th straight victory Sunday downing Bridgeport 9 to 8 at Brewster. Since the opening of the 1934 season, the club has met all comers up and down the Okanogan and Wenatchee valleys and has been undefeated. Among the games scheduled are contests with the House of David and Mason City along with an encounter at Penticton, BC, on Dominion Day.


Teams in the 1935 Central Okanagan Baseball League

Kelowna Travellers Cafe
Rutland Adanacs
Rutland Maroons

(May 13)  Rutland Adanacs downed Kelowna Travellers Cafe, the former C.C.F. squad, 5 to 2 to open the 1935 season of the Central Okanagan Baseball League. Adanacs scored four in the fourth to take charge of the contest. Bach blanked Kelowna for six innings before the Travellers plated their two in the seventh and final frame.

(May 13)  At Winfield, the home crew defeated defending champion Oyama 6-3.

(May 16)  Winfield and the Adanacs battled to an 11-11 draw at Rutland. If necessary, the game will be replayed later in the season.

(May 16)  Rutland Maroons were rained out at Oyama.

(May 20)  Monday night, Rutland Adanacs nosed out the Maroons 3-2.

(May 20)  A the Athletic Park in Kelowna, Travellers Cafe downed Winfield 3-1.

(May 27)  Rutland Maroons took on the Travellers at Athletic Park Monday and came away with a 10-5 victory with a big fifth inning against Laurence BoklageAlexander got the Maroons on the scoreboard in the first inning with a homer over the left field fence.

(May 27)  Oyama trounced the Adanacs 8-1 at Rutland.

(May 30)   In a pitcher's duel at Oyama, the home squad captured a 1-0 victory over Travellers Cafe as Wynne hurled a shutout to best Boklage.

(May 30)  Winfield put on a good show for the home fans Thursday whipped Rutland Maroons 9-1.

Winfield           2 - 1
Adanacs            2 - 1
Oyama              2 - 1
Maroons            1 - 2
Travellers Cafe    1 - 3

(June 3)   Rutland Rally Day Tournament 

Travellers Cafe scored in the 7th and final inning to break a 3-3 tie and down Winfield 4-3 to win the Rutland Rally Day Tournament and the Lloyd-Jones Cup. Travellers had won a bye to the final while Winfield defeated Rutland Adanacs 11-8.

In the final, Gilliam, the veteran Kelowna hurler drove in the winning marker to win his own game. The 59-year-old twirler held his own allowing just seven hits, all singles, and fanning five.

Gilliam (W) and V.Leier
Valouch, Williamson (L) (4) and Moody

Rutland blew a 5-0 lead in the first game as Winfield roared back with six runs in the third inning and three more in the fourth en route to an 11-8 victory.

H. Alexander (L), Bach (4) and J.Holitzki
Valouch (W), Williamson (5) and Moody

(June 6)   In a rarity, Travellers and the Adanacs battled to a scoreless tie at Rutland.

(June 6)  Oyama edged Winfield 5-3.

(June 10)   Just days after a 0-0 pitcher's duel at Rutland, the Adanacs' Paul Bach put on an even better show firing a no-hitter as the Adanacs downed Winfield 2-1. Williamson tossed a three-hitter in a losing cause.

(June 10)   Oyama, the defending champions, crushed Rutland Maroons 15-0.

Oyama            4 - 1
Adanacs          3 - 1
Winfield         2 - 3
Travellers Cafe  1 - 3
Maroons          1 - 3

(June 12)    Rutland Maroons, two days after giving up 15 runs against Oyama, again allowed 15 runs in a 15-6 whipping at the hands of the Adanacs.

(June 13)   Travellers Cafe downed Winfield 9 to 4 Thursday.

(June 17)   On Monday, Travellers Cafe trounced Rutland Maroons 9 to 1.

(June 17)  Rutland Adanacs travelled to Oyama and dumped the home squad 15 to 7 but needed a a huge comeback to do it. Oyama scored five in the first and two in the second to carry a 7-0 lead into the fourth when Rutland responded with four runs. They added four in the fifth and then ran wild with seven in the seventh and final inning to put the game on ice. Holitzki slugged the only homer.  Paul Bach went the route for the win.

Bach (W) and Holitzki
Wynne, Pattullo, Young and Crawford

(June 19)   Winfield clobbered Rutland Maroons 20 to 6.

Adanacs          5 - 1
Oyama            6 - 2
Travellers Cafe  3 - 4
Winfield         3 - 4
Maroons          1 - 7

(June 27)   Winfield and the Adanacs replayed an earlier tie and Winfield had little trouble taking a 15-4 verdict.

(July 4)   Rutland Adanacs came from behind to defeat Kelowna 6-4 Thursday to regain a share of first place in the league standings. Travellers Cafe took a 3-0 lead after two innings but Rutland wiped out the deficit with four runs in the third and singletons in the fourth and sixth.  Paul Bach went the route on the hill for the win. Frank Wostradowski  smacked a homer for the winners.

Hackler (L) and xxx
Bach (W) and xxx

Adanacs          6 - 2
Oyama            6 - 2
Winfield         4 - 4
Travellers Cafe  3 - 5
Maroons          1 - 7

(July 8)   In a sudden-death playoff to decide first place and the Reach Trophy Oyama edged the Adanacs 2-1 in one of the best games of the season. Oyama wins a bye to the playoff final.  Wynne bested Bach in a dandy pitcher's duel. Smith and Crawford scored for Oyama in the fourth inning after the Adanacs had taken the lead with a run in the second.

Bach (L) and Holitzki
Wynne (W) and Crawford

(July 11)   In a sudden-death playoff to determine the challenger for Oyama for the league title, Rutland Adanacs overwhelmed Winfield 20 to 2.

Wostradowski (W) and Holitzki
Valough (L), Williamson and Moody

(July 15)   In the opener of the best-of-three final series, Rutland Adanacs upset Oyama 4-2.

(July 18)   Wynne fired a two-hit shutout Thursday as Oyama evened the final series at a game apiece with a 4-0 victory over the Adanacs.

Wynne (W) and xxx
Bach (L) and xxx

(July 22)   Oyama and Rutland Adanacs will have to play one more time to determine the league champions after the teams fought to a 4-4 draw Monday.  In the seventh and final inning Adanacs had two runners aboard with none out but Wynne bore down to get two pop-ups and then fanned Andy Kitsch to end the game.

(July 29)  Rutland Adanacs captured the Central Okanagan League title Monday night defeating pennant winning Oyama 4-1 to win the series two games to one. Oyama took the lead with a run in the first inning but that's all they would get as Paul Bach pitched shutout ball the rest of the way and the Adanacs erupted for a four-run inning.

Bach (W) and xxx
Wynne (L) and xxx


Teams in the 1935 Interior Baseball League
Kamloops Famous Players
Revelstoke Indians
Salmon Arm

(May 24)   Revelstoke kicked off the 1935 season with an 8 to 1 victory over Salmon Arm.

The first league game of the Main line league got under way at Revelstoke on the 24th of May. The weather was fine, a warm sun flooding the mountain paradise with rays of brilliant light. The Salmon Arm team, playing their first senior game was very nervous and their many first inning errors let in 5 runs.

R. Turner pitched the first five innings and J. Calvert finished the game. Each pitcher fanned 4 railroaders. Revelstoke fielded well and the many long hits by the younger team were caught easily.

Tom Calvert was the only player of either team to get a double and triple. His last drive over the right field fence was in the last inning. If he could run like Percy Williams he would have got a homer.

R.Turner (L), J.Calvert (6) and xxx
Lonzo (W) and xxx

(May 24)  In an Empire Day exhibition at Riverside Park, Kamloops rang up seven runs in the first two innings and went on to crush Princeton 11-5 with just a six-hit day. Six Princeton errors played a large role in the scoring. Third baseman George Wyse led the way with a homer and single. Kamloops used three hurlers Geordie Roberts, Horn and French. Garrison was best for the visitors with a triple, single and three runs.

Lindsay (L) and Stocker
Roberts (W), Horn (5), French (7) and Beruschi, Todd (7)

(June 3)   A four-run second inning carried Kamloops Famous Players to a 5-2 victory over Revelstoke Indians at Riverside Park Monday.  The visitors came well supplied with support as 17 automobiles loaded with fans made the trip to Kamloops. The big inning gave the home club a 5-0 lead and French, the club's new left-hander, blanked Revelstoke until the sixth when the Indians scored a pair. The winners collected ten hits, with Cochrane, Martin and Henderson each with a pair.

Lonzo (L) and O.Desimoni, Pulley (6)
French (W), McNabb (7) and Kenward, Wilson (7)

(June 9)    Playing at Revelstoke Sunday, Kamloops scored eight runs in the ninth inning to ice the victory in a 16 to 5 decision over the railroaders.  Every hitter in the Kamloops lineup batted twice in the uprising. Geordie Roberts pitched for the winners.

Roberts (W) and Kenward
xxx and xxx

(June 16)   On a rain-soaked diamond at Salmon Arm, the local squad took an early 4-1 lead and held off a late charge by Kamloops to notch a 4-3 victory Sunday. Jack Calvert tossed a five-hitter for the win while helping the offense with two hits.  Salmon Arm scored in the first inning when Kennedy singled and Tom Calvert cracked a two-bagger to bring him home. The visitors tied it in the third on a walk, error and sacrifice.  A hit, two errors and a hit batsman produced a pair for Salmon Arm in the bottom of the third and a walk and two hits made the score 4-1 in the fourth. Kamloops rallied with a run in the 8th and another in the 9th but fell just short.  With runners at second and third J.Calvert fanned Geordie Roberts to end the game. Ronnie Martin went three for three for Kamloops.

French (L), Roberts (4) and Kenward
J.Calvert (W) and J.Farmer

(June 26)   In a reversal of their previous meeting, this time Kamloops took the early lead and held off Salmon Arm in the late innings to post a 5-3 victory Wednesday at Kamloops.  The homesters built up a 5-1 advantage before the visitors rallied for a run in the 8th and another in the 9th before Geordie Roberts pitched out of trouble. Roberts went the distance allowing but five hits while compiling eight strikeouts. Jack Calvert took the loss yielding seven hits, two by Ronnie Martin

J.Calvert (L) and J.Farmer
Roberts (W) and Kenward

(July 2)   Kamloops Famous Players shaded Wenatchee, Washington, 3-2 in an exhibition contest at Kamloops. The home club scored a pair in the first inning and one in the third before the visitors got singletons in the fourth and sixth. French tossed a six-hitter for the win while Gabriel, for Wenatchee, allowed just five in taking the loss. Cochrane punched out two hits for the winners and Whiting had a pair for the Americans.

Gabriel (L) and Sterling
French (W) and Kenward.

(July 3)   Wenatchee collected just five hits Wednesday but made them count in downing Kamloops 5-3 to split their two game series. The big blow was a round tripper by Gabriel, who started at third base, took a turn on the mound and ended up playing right field. Kamloops had nine hits, two each by Gord Cochrane and Gordon Kenward who scored all three runs for the home squad.

Hill, Gabriel (6), Spurgeon (9) and Sterling
Roberts (L) and Kenward

(July 7)   Revelstoke behind the strong hurling of Zeb Lonzo topped Kamloops 3-2 Sunday at Revelstoke.

French (L) and Todd
Lonzo (W) and Pulley

Kamloops     3 - 2
Revelstoke   2 - 2
Salmon Arm   1 - 2

(July 10)   In a 10-inning thriller at Salmon Arm, Revelstoke scored twice in the top of the extra frame then held off a rally in the bottom of the inning to escape with a 5-4 triumph.  Zeb Lonzo fanned 15 in going the distance for the win. He allowed nine hits. Jack Calvert was raked for 13 hits in handling the mound duties for Salmon Arm, which made five errors to just one for the visitors.

Lonzo (W) and xxx
J.Calvert (L) and xxx

(July 23)    The Wenatchee Bakers needed a big comeback to squeak by Kamloops 8-7. The home town Famous Players had a five run lead in the fourth inning and had held Wenatchee of the Central Washington League without a hit when the Players replaced starter Geordie Roberts with lefty French. The visitors proceeded to clout French's offerings and plate four runs in the fifth and another two in the sixth. Kamloops rallied to tie the count at 7-7 in the 8th but Caldwell, who was hit by a pitch, advanced on an error and scored the winner on a sacrifice. Caldwell, Merabelli and Blair each had two hits for the winners. Buster Todd smacked a homer and single for Kamloops.

Blair, Warren (W) and Norlin
Roberts, French (5), Henderson (L) (7) and Kenward

(July 24)  Wenatchee Bakers swept their exhibition series with Kamloops taking the second game 9 to 8 notching the winning run in the ninth inning. Freeman, who reached on a fielder's choice moved up on a walk and romped home on Blair's safety to centre field to give the visitors a 9-6 lead. A rally by the home club in the last of the ninth almost succeeded.  Joe Beruschi and Geordie Roberts singled and both came home on Cochrane's safe drive. With Cochrane at third, having stolen both second and third, Kenward fanned to end the game.

Doty, Warren and Norlin
Roberts (L) and Kenward

(August 7)   Shorts Henderson singled with the bases loaded in the 12th inning Wednesday to score Desimoni with the winning run as Revelstoke edged Kamloops 3-2 in a thriller at Riverside Park. Revelstoke had taken the lead in the first inning as Henderson scored on Tomassi's drive to right field. In the third, Henderson doubled and scored on Morgan's hit to centre field. Buster Todd smacked a double to drive in both Kamloops runs in the seventh. Zeb Lonzo fired a seven-hitter in going all 12 innings for the win. He racked up 8 strikeouts.  Geordie Roberts allowed ten hits and fanned seven.

Lonzo (W) and xxx
Roberts (L) and xxx

(August 14)   Playing on a muddy field at Riverside Park, in a game called in the sixth inning because of more rain, Kamloops defeated Salmon Arm 6 to 2. A five-run outburst in the fifth inning sealed the deal for Kamloops. French, the husky provincial policeman, held the visitors to three hits while whiffing seven.  Ronnie Martin started the Kamloops fifth inning rally with a single. Two walks, three hits and two sacrifices later the score was up to 5 to 2.

D.Calvert (L), Sears (4), B.Haines (4) and B.Morton
French (W) and Beruschi


(August 21)   In a sudden-death semi-final, Kamloops Famous Players halted a ninth inning rally by Salmon Arm to post a 5-4 victory to advance to the league final against Revelstoke.  The visitors didn't get a hit in the final frame but a walk, an error, two stolen bases and two wild pitches led to one run and the tying tally was on second base. However, French fanned Morton to retire the side. Kamloops took an early lead with a run in the first inning and two in the second. Salmon Arm responded with a pair in the fourth, but Kamloops got those back with two in the fifth. A run in the sixth for Salmon Arm made the scored 5-3 and set the stage for a tense ninth frame. Famous Players collected 11 hits, two each by Ronnie Martin, Joe Beruschi and George Wyse. French held Salmon Arm to seven hits and racked up 11 strikeouts in going all the way on the hill for the winners. Jack Calvert, who relieved his brother in the first inning, went the rest of the way for the visitors.

D.Calvert, J.Calvert (1) and
French (W) and

(August 25)   Kamloops has taken a one game lead in the best-of-three series for the Interior League championship. Bringing home three runs with squeeze plays, Famous Players topped Revelstoke 6-3 in the opening game at Revelstoke.  Kamloops built up a 6-1 lead before the homesters rallied with a pair in the bottom of the ninth. Geordie Roberts was outstanding for the winners, holding the usually heavy-hitting crew to five hits, all singles, and racking up 12 strikeouts. Ronnie Martin paced a nine-hit attack for the winners with three hits and a pair of runs. Joe Beruschi slugged a triple and scored twice.

Roberts (W) and Beruschi
Lonzo (L) and J.D'Arcangelo

(August 28)   With a tense 3-2 victory at home, Kamloops captured the Interior League title Wednesday downing Revelstoke in two straight games in the best-of-five final series. Famous Players scored in the opening frame as Allan Milton reached and advanced on a couple of errors and catcher Joe Beruschi brought him home with a liner to left field. The railroaders tied it with a run in the third. Kamloops regained the lead in the 6th when McKinnon singled to centre, stole second and raced home when Jack Coates smacked one to right field. The Indians quickly rebounded as Zeb Lonzo scored in the top of the seventh to tie and Dean was on third with two gone. Pulley hit to right but George Wyse got to the ball in a hurry and fired it home to cut off Dean at the plate. Kamloops got the winner in their half of the frame as Gord Cochrane was safe on a infield grounder and was driven in on Buster Todd's base hit. Geordie Roberts racked up 10 strikeouts in an eight-hit effort for the win.

Lonzo (L) and Pulley
Roberts (W) and Beruschi

(September 2)   Geordie Roberts fired a four-hitter Monday and, after allowing a first inning counter, shutout Vernon the rest of the way as Kamloops posted a 2-1 exhibition victory over the South Okanagan International League nine. George Sparrow, the Vernon left-hander yielded just five hits in the season-ending pitching duel. Roberts walked two and fanned seven while Sparrow had nine strikeouts and one free pass. Errors allowed Gordon Cochrane to scamper home with both Kamloops' tallies.  In the first inning he doubled and came home as McCall in right field misjudged Allan Milton's long fly ball.  In the third frame, Cochrane singled through shortstop and scored while Sparrow and first sacker Larry Antilla booted Ronnie Martin's sacrifice all over the diamond. Vernon's lone counter came in the first as Fallow drew a walk, advanced on a sacrifice and dashed home on Sooky Ward's long hit to right.

Sparrow (L) and Jones
Roberts (W) and Beruschi


(May 19)  The Trail senior baseball club opened the season with a 5-3 exhibition victory over Tadanac Indians Sunday at Butler Park. Tommy Jenkins put the game away for Trail in the eighth with what turned out to be a home run when his drive to deep left field was misjudged by Sommen and Jenkins scampered home behind Tick Hall. Indians had taken the lead in the first inning when Bunny Purmal connected to bring in George West and Johnny Cameron. Trail evened the count in the second on a double by Slivers Decembrini and singles by Keith Fairbairn, Cliff Bogstie and Hall. In the sixth, Hugh Horswill doubled and scored on a pair of errors. In the ninth for the Indians, Purmal smacked a two-bagger to bring in Bill Mainland who had walked. Bogstie went seven innings allowing just two hits, no walks and fanned ten. Eric Broadhurst went the distance for the losers giving up nine hits and six walks. He whiffed 11.

Bogstie (W), Riddell 8) and McTeer
Broadhurst (L) and Purmal

(May 26)   Nelson's New Grand Hotel Cubs opened with a bang trouncing Salmo 11-2 in their opening game at the Recreation grounds on Sunday. Bill Brinley, who also pitched, was the batting star with a two-run homer and two singles. Steve Smith and Brinley combined to hold Salmon to five hits while striking out 12. Ferguson, for the visitors, went all the way yielding 11 hits.

Ferguson (L) and xxx
Smith (W), Brinley (6) and xxx

(May 26)   The Tadanac Indians survived a six-run fourth inning by the Hal Freeman All-Stars of Spokane to post an 11-8 exhibition victory at Butler Park Sunday.  The game produced 21 hits and 10 errors, eight by the Spokane nine. Charlie Loree and Eric Broadhurst split the mound duties for the winners with Hal Jones, last year with the Indians, going all the way for Spokane.

H.Jones (L) and Moberley
Loree (W) , Broadhurst (5) and Purmal

(May 29)   The Blewett Bearcats clobbered Crescent Valley 14-2 Wednesday behind the solid hurling of W.Nemerava who also provided some power with a round tripper, as did S.Hill for the winners. F.Harmston had a homer for Crescent Valley. W.Nemerava, Joe Nemerava and A.Hill all scored three times for Blewett.

W.Nemerava (W) and N.Hucal
xxx and Jack Cherno

(May 30)   In a dandy pitcher's duel at Trail, the visiting Spokane Commercial All-Stars scored in the ninth inning and blanked the home club 1-0. A.Kingen, the slim Spokane hurler held Trail to three hits while Ed Riddell and Cliff Bogstie allowed a total of five.  After eight scoreless frames, Spokane catcher Si Hinkle singled just inside the third base line to score B.Chick who had doubled, for the game's only run. In the 8th, Spokane had the bases loaded with none out but Bogstie relieved to get out trouble. On a grounder to third Rothery threw home for an out, and a fly ball to left made the second out. A grounder to first ended the threat.

A.Kingen (W) and Si Hinkle
Riddell, Bogstie (L) (8) and McTeer

(June 2)  The New Grand Hotel Cubs took advantage of four costly Salmo bobbles in the 11th inning to score three runs and capture a 9 to 6 victory Sunday at Salmon.  Cubs had scored a pair in the ninth to tie, 6-6. Bill Brinley, who relieved starter Steve Smith when Salmon plated three runs in the second, went the rest of the way allowing just six hits and racking up 11 strikeouts. Ferguson of Salmon had the only home.

S.Smith, Brinley (W) (2)  and xxx
J.McLellan, Ferguson and xxx

(June 2)   Catcher Slivers Decembrini smacked three two-baggers to lead an 11-hit Trail attack in a 7-2 victory over the Tadanac Indians at Butler Park.  Harry Rothery added three hits for the winners and Cliff Bogstie and Rube DeMore divided the mound duties, holding the visitors to four hits while collecting 14 strikeouts.

Loree, Broadhurst (5) and Purmal
Bogstie, DeMore (4) and McTeer

(June 5)   A three run rally in first extra inning, the eighth, brought the New Grand Hotel Cubs a 7-4 win over Nelson Savoy Hotel.  Jack Bishop's two-run triple was the highlight of the uprising.  The teams had fought to a 4-4 draw in the regulation seven innings. Cubs took the lead in the first inning on Goble's two-run homer and the Savoys quickly responded with four runs in the third, three coming home on Moore's bases-loaded double. Cubs got singletons in the third and fourth.  Roy Anderson had a double and two singles for the winners and Sam Pasacreta punched out three singles.

Frank Kraft, Steve Smith (W) and xxx
Walt Gillett (L) and Moore

(June 9)   The New Grand Hotel Cubs remained unbeaten taking an 11-9 decision at Ymir.  The Cubs led all the way although they had some anxious moments in the ninth when Ymir scored three times.  Each team had ten hits and the day produced nine doubles and a homer.  Miller of Ymir had the four-bagger in the third inning. Roy Anderson, Sam Pasacreta, George Goble, Bud Cooper and winning pitcher Frank Kraft rapped doubles for the Cubs and Edwards, Miller, George and Baron replied with two-baggers for the home club.

Kraft (W) and xxx
xxx and xxx

(June 9)   Walt Gillett, who relieved starter Slim Kraft in the 8th, won his own game Sunday with a two-bagger in the tenth inning to score Phil Kuntz with the winning run as Savoy Hotel of Nelson shaded Salmo 8 to 7. After Salmo scored two in the top of the 8th, Savoy trailed 7 to 3. They plated a singleton in the 8th and rallied for three in the bottom of the ninth to send the game into overtime. Kraft and Gordon Richardson cracked homers for the winners and Gibbon had a round tripper and two doubles for Salmo. 

Niblow, Ferguson (L) (9) and xxx
Kraft, Gillett (W) (8) and xxx

(June 9)   Arriving nearly an hour late and with only six players, Diamond Lake filled its lineup with local players and proceed to get clobbered 23-1 by Trail Sunday.  When the remaining players arrived three innings had been played. Diamond Lake sent in four hurlers and two catchers to try and stop the bleeding but little helped.  Trail collected 20 hits, three each by Harry Rothery, Slivers Decembrini, who had two doubles, and Keith Fairbairn. Decembrini and Gord McTeer each scored four times. Cliff Bogstie and two relievers combined to hold the visitors to three hits. Bogstie rang up 15 strikeouts in just six innings and Riddell added four and Jenkins two for a total of 21.

Dunlap, G.Luther (3), R.Luther (7), Miller (8) and Fritz, G..Luther (7)
Bogstie, Riddell (7), Jenkins (9) and McTeer

(June 16)   Savoy Hotel took a four-run lead in the first inning and held it throughout in topping Salmo 9-5 at Salmo. Lorne Stewart went the first four innings for the winners turning mound duties over to Slim Kraft in the fifth.

Lorne Stewart (W), Kraft (5) and Richardson
Ferguson (L), Niblow (6) and Adams, xxx

(June 16)   Before the largest crowd of the season, the New Grand Hotel Cubs walloped Sullivan Lake, Washington, 16-0 Wednesday on a rain-soaked field in Nelson for their sixth straight win.  Cubs fattened their batting averages at the expense of Tanner and Jagelski knocking out 16 hits including a first inning homer by George Goble. Roy Anderson added a double and three singles. Bill Brinley twirled a three-hitter for the shutout. He fanned seven and walked one.

Tanner (L), Jagelski and xxx
Brinley (W) and xxx

(June 16)    Cliff Bogstie rang up 17 strikeouts and Trail belted three homers Sunday in an 8-1 win over Tadanac. Slivers Decembrini, Harry Rothery and Keith Fairbairn powered the winners with four-baggers.  Eric Broadhurst went the distance in a losing cause for Tadanac and compiled 11 strikeouts. Fairbairn was the leading hitter with his homer and two singles. Milburn was best for the Indians with a double and single.

Broadhurst (L) and xxx
Bogstie (W) and

(June 19)   Trailing 4-1 after five innings, the New Grand Hotel Cubs ran wild with 10 unanswered runs to dump Nelson Savoy Hotel 11-4 Wednesday at the Recreation grounds.  After being held to one hit, a single, through five, Cubs rallied for three in the sixth on Sam Pasacreta's two-run double and Fred Hamann's one-bagger. Then in the seventh and final frame, George Gobel highlighted a seven-run explosion with a grand slam homer. Jack Bishop, who was hit by a pitch to lead off the inning and scored the first of seven runs, knocked in the last two with a single.  Steve Smith allowed just three hits and fanned nine in a complete game victory.

Smith (W) and xxx
Stewart (L), Kraft, Gillett (7) and xxx

(June 23)   Tadanac Indians scored seven runs in the first two innings en route to a 9-4 win over Rossland. Charlie Loree scattered seven hits and fanned 12 in twirling for the Indians. George West led a 15-hit attack with three safeties. 

Loree (W) and xxx
Akermann (L), Purcello (4) and xxx

(June 23)   At Ymir Sunday, Nelson Savoy Hotel downed the locals 10-6. Slim Kraft, who pitched for the winners, had the big hit of the game, a homer in the third. He scored three of the Savoy runs.

Kraft (W) and Moore
Miller (L) and Jones

(June 23)   Playing at Sullivan Lake, the Nelson New Grand Hotel Cubs scored three in the first inning and remained ahead throughout in a 9-5 win over the home crew.  Each team had 13 hits but Sullivan Lake made four errors to just one for Nelson. Sam Pasacreta was the batting star with four hits, one a two-bagger, on four official trips to the plate.  Sims got three hits for the losers.  Frank Kraft, Bill Brinley and Steve Smith divided the mound chores for the Cubs.

Kraft, Brinley, Smith and xxx
xxx and xxx

(June 23)   Trail had ten hits, six of them doubles, in taking down Long Lake Lumber of Spokane 6-2 at Butler Park Sunday evening.  Ed Riddell scattered eight hits, walked one and struck out 11 in going the distance for the winners. Hugh Horswill and Slivers Decembrini led Trail each with a brace of two-baggers. Erlandson, the Spokane third baseman, shared hitting honours also with a pair of two-base blows.

Long (L) and Shields, Wilcox (7)
Riddell (W) and McTeer, Jenkins (5)

(June 23)   The Trail Canada Billiards squad travelled to Salmo Sunday and came away with a 14-6 victory. Salmo had the bases loaded on four occasions but could not come through with a hit. Ross went the route for the pitching win. Fisher of Trail belted the only homer.

Ross (W) and xxx
Niblow (L) and F.Hawkins

(June 30)  Centre fielder "Smokey" Harrison had four hits, one a homer, to pace a 14-hit Trail attack in a 10-4 triumph over Spokane's Sons of Italy.  Keith Fairbairn also clouted a round tripper.  Rube DeMore, with the exception of the seventh when the visitors got to him for four hits, had the situation well in hand.  The Trail seniors broke open a tight game with eight runs in the fourth inning batting through the lineup for nine hits including a triple by Jenkins, Fairbairn's homer and doubles by Hugh Horswill and Fisher.

L.Yandle (L) and xxx
DeMore (W) and Jenkins

(July 1)   Trail Dominion Day Tournament

Trail blew a 4-run first inning lead in the final of the Trail Dominion Day Tournament as Rosalia, Washington, rallied for a 7-6, 10-inning, victory on a cool and wet Monday in Trail.  Rosalia reached the final by downing Tadanac 6-4 and Trail shaded Coeur d'Alene 2-1.  Rosalia first baseman Neil McKain and pitcher George Snyder, major factors in bringing Trail the Canadian-Washington championship four years ago, were largely responsible for the Americans' triumph.

In the final, Tommy Jenkins three-run triple highlighted Trail's big first inning, but Rosalia rebounded with runs in the second and third to go ahead 5-4. Trail quickly replied with a pair in the fourth on Hugh Horswill's two-bagger to regain the lead, 6-5 only to have the visitors pull into a tie in the fifth as Day tripled and scored on a fielder's choice. A.Rowe scored the winner in the 8th as the throw home was off the mark. Rosalia out-hit Trail 13 to 6 with Day and Carter each with three. George Snyder picked up his second win of the day in relief of Carter.

Carter, Snyder (10) and Holstein
Riddell, DeMore (3) and Jenkins

Rosalia also fell behind in their opening game to Tadanac before rallying to win 6-4. Charlie Loree's two-run homer and a run-scoring triple by Johnny Cameron in the fifth gave the Canadians a 4-2 lead. But Rosalia stormed back in the sixth to plated four runs, three on Green's bases-loaded double, to take the lead for good. George Snyder, who came in for Whitlock, was credited with the win. Neil McKain and Holstein each had two hits for the winners. Cameron had three for Tadanac.

Loree (L) and Purmal
Whitlock (W), Snyder (7) and Holstein

The second game featured an outstanding pitching duel between left-handers Cliff Bogstie of Trail and Glenn Naslund for Coeur d'Alene as Trail prevailed 2-1. Bogstie fired a six-hitter and fanned ten in the seven-inning contest while Naslund allowed just four hits and had eight strikeouts. The pitchers were also the top hitters. Bogstie won his own game with a homer in the first inning then knocked in the winning run with a single. Naslund was best for the losers with two hits. Coeur d'Alene had a golden opportunity in the fifth as Gillett slammed a double and Roche and Evans loaded the sacks with one-baggers. With just one out and sluggers Glenn and Hugo Naslund coming up, Bogstie got a strikeout and a liner to Jimmy Morris to end the threat.

G.Naslund and N.Naslund
Bogstie (W) and Jenkins

(July 3)   The New Grand Hotel Cubs ran their winning streak to nine games Wednesday in beating Savoy Hotel 3-1 in the fourth game of the best-of-eleven Charles Morris playoff.  Steve Smith was the winning pitcher holding Savoy to six hits. Kraft took the loss allowing but five hits. George Goble gave the Cubs an insurance run in the sixth with a homer.

Kraft (L) and xxx
Smith W) and xxx

(July 7)  Tadanac Indians broke a 2-2 tie with four runs in the fourth inning to down the New Grand Hotel Cubs 6-2 Sunday, in the first game of a double-header. it was the first loss of the season for the Cubs who bounced back to take the second game 4-2, with two runs in the final frame.

A combination of four hits, including doubles by Mainland and Riley, and two errors helped Tadanac to the four-run inning in the opener. Charlie Loree held the Cubs to five hits in going the full nine innings for the pitching win. He walked three and fanned six. Burrows had two hits and scored twice for Tadanac.

Loree (W) and Purmal, Sherwood
Brinley (L) and Cooper

In the second game, the Cubs got a two-run homer from Roy Anderson in the bottom of the seventh and final inning to win, 4-2.  Winning pitcher Steve Smith had earlier belted a solo homer for the Cubs after Tadanac had taken the lead in the first inning on three hits, including a triple by Curly Blundun. Smith settled down after the initial frame to allow just three more hits and fan 11. Purmal led the Indians with three hits.

Sherwood, Loree (2) and Purmal
Smith (W) and Cooper

(July 7)   Trail spotted Spokane United Railways two runs in the first inning before battling back to down the visitors 7-4 Sunday at Butler Park. Trail cut the margin with a run in the fourth and took the lead for good with four runs in the sixth. Smokey Harrison reached on an error and scored on a double by winning pitcher Ed Riddell who came around to put Trail in the lead. Jenkins well-placed hit, between short and third, brought in Rube DeMore and Harry Rothery with the winning marker and an insurance run. Harrison's drive through short drove in two runs in the 8th. Riddell gave up seven hits and had 10 strikeouts while Dick Foley allowed eight hits and 10 walks.

Foley (L) and Witter
Riddell (W) and Jenkins

(July 10)   Nelson's New Grand Hotel Cubs combined 11 hits, 8 walks and nine Savoy Hotel errors Wednesday to overwhelm the underdogs 16-1 in a seven-inning affair to take a 5-0 game lead in a best-of-eleven playoff series for the local baseball championship and the Charles Morris Cup. Lost in the offensive outburst was a sparkling two-hit pitching performance by Bill Brinley. One of the hits was a homer by Shorty Bailey, who had both hits for Savoy Hotel. George Goble and Jack Bishop each produced three hits for the winners.

Brinley (W) and xxx
Stewart (L), Kraft (4) and xxx

(July 14)  Eric Broadhurst celebrated his return to Tadanac after a three week break for his wedding and honeymoon with a two-hit shutout of the New Grand Hotel Cubs Sunday. Indians won, 5-0. Johnny Cameron's two-run homer in the 8th inning sealed the victory.  Broadhurst racked up 11 strikeouts with just a single free pass. Steve Smith took the loss, an eight-hitter.

Broadhurst (W) and Purmal
Smith (L) and Cooper, Anderson

(July 14)   Strengthened by players from the Trail seniors, Canada Billiards crushed Nelson's Savoy Hotel 15-3 at Nelson Sunday afternoon.  Trail ran up an 11-0 lead after two innings and coasted to the win behind a three-man pitching effort - Louis DeMore, Ed Riddell and Tiny Ross. Slivers Decembrini and Nello Angerilli slugged homers for Trail.

DeMore, Riddell (5), Ross and xxx
Kraft (L), Bailey (2) and xxx

(July 15)    Before the largest crowd of the season, estimated at 4,000, the barnstorming House of David scored eight times in the seventh inning to notch a 13 to 8 victory.  It was 13 to 3 before Trail slammed six hits off former major leaguer Grover Cleveland Alexander in the 9th to score five times. Each team had 17 hits. Trail ace Cliff Bogstie was pounded for 16 hits and 13 runs before Ed Riddell relieved in the seventh. It was the first loss for Bogstie and the first time he had been yanked from a game. Shortstop Mike Chozen led the visitors with four hits, Bob Zoeller added three hits and three runs and Albert Tolles also knocked out three safeties. For Trail, Hugh Horswill and Slivers Decembrini each had three hits.

Ambrose (W), Alexander (9) and Hill
Bogstie, Riddell (7) and McTeer

(July 16)    At Nelson, it was a one-rung game between the New Grand Hotel Cubs and the House of David for eight innings before the visitors broke loose for four runs in the ninth, on two homers and two singles, to post an 8-3 decision.  The barnstormers brought out the largest crowd of the season at the Recreation grounds. Williams and Paulson had the the four-baggers for the winners. Steve Smith who allowed just seven hits in his eight innings of mound work also produced the Cubs offense with a three-run round tripper. Grover Cleveland Alexander took the mound in the ninth and fanned one in a scoreless inning.

Tolles (W), Alexander (9) and Hill
Smith (L), Brinley (9) and Cooper

(July 21)  Hank Lauriente's Trail nine took on McGoldrick Lumber of Spokane Sunday at Butler Park and handed the Americans a crushing 9-1 defeat pounding out 19 hits, including three home runs, all in the seventh inning. Already ahead 6-1, Tick Hall, Gordie McTeer and Harry Rothery cracked the round trippers, all with the bases empty. McTeer had three singles to add to his homer and Slivers Decembrini produced four singles in five trips to the plate.

Thomas (L) and xxx
xxx, Riddell and xxx

(July 21)   Pills Purcello had a no-hitter for Rossland for five innings and had fanned 10 allowing just a single in the sixth before the New Grand Hotel Cubs put on their hitting shoes and drove him from the mound in the seventh racking up seven runs en route to a 10-2 victory.  Cubs collected six hits and three walks in the outburst with Bud Cooper, Art Langill and George Goble each smacking a two-bagger. Bill Brinley went the route on the mound holding Rossland to five hits. Both the runs against him came on errors.

Brinley (W) and Cooper
Purcello, Ackerman (7) and Genest, Richards (8)

(July 28)   Behind the combined three-hit pitching of Walter Hollman and Bill Brinley, the New Grand Hotel Cubs came through with another win Saturday afternoon at the Recreation grounds downing Rossland 5-2. Only four Rossland players reached first, the other coming on a free pass.  Charlie Loree went the route for the visitors and gave up ten hits, including a home run by George Goble in the first inning and two-base blows by Sammy Pasacreta and Brinley. He had 11 strikeouts and did not walk a batter.  Ezart had a circuit clout for Rossland.

Hollman (W), Brinley (6) and xxx
Loree (L) and xxx

(July 28)    Playing across the border, Trail dropped a 1-0 decision to Coeur d'Alene.

Trail ball players returning to the city Sunday night and Monday declared that Coeur d'Alene, besides having a swell ball team and giving them one of the toughest and most thrilling baseball duels of the season, entertained them regally on their recent trip to that city. Coeur d'Alene won the Sunday game 1-0.

Planning on making the Trail club's visit an enjoyable one in every respect the Coeur d'Alene management supplied plenty of refreshments after the game, and later in the evening, with civic officials and a band in attendance, entertained the visitors at a weiner roast on the shore of beautiful Lake Coeur d'Alene.

"Hank" Lauriente, manager of the Trail team, said the trip was perhaps the most enjoyable the team had experienced in years.

(August 4)   Trail seniors bounded Nelson's New Grand Hotel Cubs 7-3 Sunday at Nelson. Cliff Bogstie fired no-hit ball for five innings for the win before turning over mound duties to Ed Riddell who gave up four hits and three runs in his four frames on the hill. Trail managed eight hits off Steve Smith. Lefty Fairbairn had a homer for the winners.

Bogstie (W), Riddell (6) and xxx
Smith (L) and xxx

(August 11)    The New Grand Hotel Cubs scored in just two innings, but it was enough to down the Tadanac Indians 7-4 at the Recreation grounds Sunday. A big, four-run, 8th inning brought the Cubs from behind to take the win. Kulai, who had four hits, knocked in the first run with a single and Steve Smith's three-bagger brought in two more. Smith came home on a sac fly. Smith held the Indians to six hits and racked up 12 strikeouts.

Broadhurst (L) and xxx
Smith (W) and xxx

(August 11)  In the deciding game of their three-game series, Trail seniors came from behind with three runs in the 8th inning to top Coeur d'Alene 4-2 Sunday at Trail. Down 2-1, Jenkins drew a walk in the 8th and Cliff Bogstie bunted for a single. After both moved up on a sacrifice, Jenkins scored on an error. Caught off third after an attempted squeeze play, Jenkins romped home when the throw to third was fumbled. Harry Rothery swung at strike three but the ball got away from the catcher and Rothery reached safely. Both runners came home on a single through short by Slivers Decembrini. Until the 8th, Trail had been stymied by sensational 17-year-old Merle Stoddard. Their only run came in the second as Decembrini poled out a long drive that hit one of the railing posts in centre field and bounced back. As the fielders chased he ball Decembrini steamed into third to come home on Lefty Fairbairn's single. Stoddard ended up with a five-hitter.  Bogstie yielded nine in registering the win.

Stoddard (L) and Gillette
Bogstie (W) and Jenkins

(August 18)   The New Grand Hotel Cubs were blanked for the last six innings by Salmo Sunday at Nelson but the damage had already been done. The Cubs scored six in the first inning and another five in the third to run away with an 11-1 triumph. After Salmo had taken the lead in the top of the first on back to back doubles by Gibbon and Ferguson, the Cubs roared back with four hits, a walk and two errors to plate the six markers. Kulai and Fred Hamann each knocked in two runs in the big inning. In the third, winning pitcher Steve Smith bashed a three-run triple to highlight the uprising. Smith held the visitors to four hits and racked up 15 strikeouts for the pitching win.

Niblow (L) and xxx
Smith (W) and Richardson

(August 25)   Overcoming a shaky start in which he allowed two infield hits in the first inning and a couple more in the second, Cliff Bogstie pitched no-hit ball the rest of the way as Trail dumped Dalkena of Washington 6-1 Sunday at Butler Park.  The left-hander went on to record 14 strikeouts without a free pass. Oscar Haroldson pitched well for the visitors, yielding but six hits, three by first sacker Slivers Decembrini

Haroldson (L) and Steele
Bogstie (W) and Jenkins

(September 1-2)   Coeur d'Alene got a win and a tie in a Sunday-Monday series against Trail in the Idaho city. The teams fought to a 14-inning, 3-3 draw on Sunday as both pitchers, Cliff Bogstie for the Canadians and Glenn Naslund went the distance in their mound duties.  Trail got all its runs in the fifth inning bunching four hits. Lefty Fairbairn knocked in Jenkins who had singled and Tick Hall and Smokey Harrison singled in two addition markers.

Naslund and xxx
Bogstie and xxx

Monday, Coeur d'Alene squeezed in the winning run in the ninth inning to win, 6-5 as 17-year-old Merle Stoddard got the pitching over over Ed Riddell for Trail. 

Riddell (L) and xxx
Stoddard (W) and xxx

(September 8)   Southpaw Steve Smith fired a two-hit shutout and rang up 13 on strikeouts in pitching the New Grand Hotel Cubs to a 6-0 victory over the Tadanac Indians in the fifth and deciding game of a best-of-five series for the West Kootenay Intermediate baseball title. The Cubs had just six hits off Rube DeMore, two apiece by Fat Richardson and Kulai, but made six costly errors, all in the infield. The game's first batter, Roy Anderson, reached on an error and scored on Richardson's sharp single to right field. It turned out to be the winning run.

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

(September 15)  Back on their own diamond, Tadanac Indians avenged their 6-0 loss to the New Grand Hotel Cubs of a week a o, when they whipped the Cubs 6-1.  The home crew pounded out seven hits in the first two innings to produce five runs against Steve Smith. Meanwhile, Rube DeMore was setting down the Cubs on six hits. Only a fourth inning triple and score by George Goble kept DeMore from a shutout.  The left-hander rang up nine strikeouts and walked three while leading the club at the plate with three hits.

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


The Creston baseball team decided against joining an international league in 1935 which would have included teams from Troy MT as well as clubs representing Naples and Bonner’s Ferry ID. Instead, they opted for a summer of exhibition tilts.

(May 19)  Creston opened the season with an impressive 13 to 4 pasting of the hosting Troy MT team. Winning pitcher Niblow recorded 14 strikeouts.

Niblow (W) and Hale
Murphy (L), xxx, xxx and McNeil

(May 26)  After 12 innings of somewhat ragged defensive baseball, the diamondeers from Bonner’s Ferry ID took a 17 to 12 decision from the Creston baseballers. Outfielder Lanigan’s bases-loaded double in the top of the third extra-frame started the five-run twelfth which propelled the visitors to the win. Losing twirler Niblow rang up 11 strikeouts.

Bebiars (W) and Lane
Niblow (L) and Hale

(June 2)   Playing at Bonners Ferry Sunday, Creston again went down to defeat dropping an 8-6 decision to the Idaho nine. 

(June 23)   In another high-scoring affair, Bonners Ferry, Idaho, defeated Creston 13-11 in Sunday's clash at Exhibition Park. 

xxx and xxx
LaBelle, H.Couling and Hale

(July 7)  Herb Couling put on quite a show on defense, at the plate and on the mound to lead Creston to a 9-2 victory over Cranbrook at Exhibition Park Sunday afternoon.  Couling played flawlessly at shortstop for the first seven innings then twirled the final two innings, getting his three men in the 8th inning on just five pitches. In the 8th, he smacked a three-run homer to put the game on ice. Dobie MacDonald led the winners with five safeties in five trips to the plate. In an oddity, the first Creston batter of the game struck out on three pitches and he was the first and last Creston batter to strike out in the game. Shortstop Moore had three safe clouts for the Cranbrookers.

McRae (L), Mitchell (7) and Lewis
LaBelle (W), H. Couling (8) and Hale

(August 4)  Creston travelled to Libby MT and came away with a narrow 5 to 4 victory. No batteries or game details printed.

(August 4)   Kimberley Miners smoked the Lumberton-Cranbook nine 13-2 in a game at Cranbrook.

(August 7)  At Kimberley Wednesday, the Lumber ton-Cranbrook squad dropped an 8-3 decision to the Miners.

(August 11)   Fernie rolled to a 9-1 triumph over Montana's Eureka nine Sunday at Fernie. Gus Peters had the highlight with a homer for the winners in the 8th inning. Fernie had built up a 7-0 lead and was heading for a shutout before Jim McDonald drove in Bob McDonald with the only run for the visitors.

Bob McDonald (L) and Ward Shanahan
Carl Steinert (W) and John Guzzi

(September 1)   In a three-team double-header at Fernie, preliminary to the Labour Day Tournament, Creston downed the Fernie Public Works nine 8-5 and edged Coleman 11-10. In the opener, Leo Noble provided a game highlight for Fernie with a fifth inning homer.

Burke (L) and Sadlish
Anselmo, Pico, Guzzi and Wildman

Steinhart (W) and Ceislikowsky
Hanniski (L) and Van Durn

(September 1-2)  The Creston baseball team took part in the Labor Day weekend tournament at Fernie, getting as far as the semi-finals in which they trimmed Fernie on Sunday. On Monday morning, however, they were eliminated, losing to Kimberley 4 to 1.  


(May 12)    Playing at home, Nakusp delighted the local fans scoring three runs in the bottom of the ninth inning to edge Silverton 6-5 Sunday.  Silverton had taken a 5-2 lead in the fifth inning scoring four runs, three on a long drive to centre field by Swede Norberg.  Nakusp got one back in the seventh and bunched their hits to bring in the three markers in the ninth. Jordan and Picard share the mound duties for the winners. Lance Emerson went the distance for Silverton.

Jordan, Picard (W) (5)and Harris
Emerson (L) and Stanton

(May 19)    Nakusp took a four-run lead at Silverton but the locals roared back to trounce Nakusp 16-9.

To start with Nakusp's pitching staff -- Jordan and Picard--Jordan had the smile with little else. Picard thought things too serious to even smile. As for control, well it just seemed an unknown quantity with them, and curves (besides those in the grandstand!) they didn't just exist unless you had a splendid imagination.  Harris behind the bat seemed to have a hard time overcoming the force of gravity whilst throwing to third base the ball hitting the ground about ten feet ahead of the third baseman . . . Hiltz on first base seemed to have an amazing affection for the first sack, as he never liked putting his foot on it, with the consequence that several runners were safe who other wise would have been out . . . Jones on shortstop, had no fielding errors but while batting, seemed to think that the proper time to strike was when the ball was in the catchers mitt . . . Jordan (when not pitching) playing field apparently deemed it improper to try and catch a ball in the air, but seemed to think it should, as in ping pong, bounce once before a move was made to get it . . . Benton in center field played a beautiful co-operative game--co-operating with the Silverton batters to give them three base hits, home runs etc. . . . Campe in right field . . . would possibly have had a home run to his credit, only Picard on first base, ahead of him, thought it advisable to have a little rest period on second base before attempting third. Upon attaining the third sack Picard deemed it time for another little "blow", Campe tearing along behind him, chased him off there, but the end of his endurance had apparently been reached, as he wound up at home plate on the walk just in time to be put out, Campe disconsolately remaining on third . . . Perhaps in conclusion a few excuses should be made for the Nakusp boys, as they were up against a few difficulties not usual for a ball game. Namely a school, occupying the main position of right field, a picket fence in center field and a splendid orchard in left field. Just the same the Silverton boys deserve a lot of credit for the work they have done on the grounds the last year or two, it being now, the infield particularly, a great improvement over the time when we first saw it.  (J.H., Arrow Lakes News)

Jordan, Picard and Harris
xxx and xxx

(June 7)    Burton topped the visiting nine from Carrol's Landing 11-6 with Ross Chiles tossing the win besting Wilson for the visitors.  First baseman David Yerex scored three for the winners.

Wilson (L) and xxx
Chiles (W) and xxx

(June 9)   New Denver made its first appearance on the Nakusp diamond this summer and made an initial good impression, with a 1-0 lead in the second inning, before taking an 11-1 walloping from the home squad. A seven run explosion in the fourth inning sealed the deal for Nakusp.  There was no more scoring until the 7th inning when Harris connected for a home run, the second longest hit on the Nakusp field landing on the golf course behind right field. The other long blow was made two years ago by Slivers Decembrini of Trail playing against Revelstoke in a West Kootenay championship game.  The visitors were hurt by shoddy fielding as there was not much difference in the number of safe hits made by either team.

P.Alywin (L) and xxx
Picard, Jordan, Campe and Harris

(June 21)   Joe Gray's crack team from Carrol's invaded Burton Friday and walked away with an 8-3 victory. Both teams played errorless ball in the field and the many sensational catches had the large crowd cheering themselves hoarse.  Gerald Wilson fired a solid game for Carrol's as did Ross Chiles for Burton.  Shortstop Frank Green scored three runs for the winners.

G.Wilson (W) and xxx
R.Chiles (L) and xxx

(July 1)  Nakusp Tournament    Burton blanked Nakusp 2-0 to win the Nakusp July First Tournament.  John McCormack and Clark (Sandy) Marshall combined on the shutout for Burton. 

McCormack, Marshall and xxx
Jordan (L) and xxx

Burton reached the final by defeating New Denver 5-1, scoring all five runs in the fourth inning. 

Aylwin (L) and xxx
Johnson (W) and xxx

Nakusp advanced by edging Slocan 7-6 scoring the winner in the top of the 7th and final frame as Harris singled, stole second, third and home.  Harris had earlier smacked a two-run homer for Nakusp.

Long (L) and Hufty
Picard (W) and Harris

(July 7)   The Nakusp baseball team motored to Slocan on Sunday for a split double-header, downing Slocan 3-2 in the opener and losing to Perry's Siding 5-3 in the second game.

Picard (W) and xxx
Long (L) and xxx

Jordan (L), Picard (2) and xxx
xxx and xxx

(July 21)   Silverton trounced Nakusp Sunday, "in the worst exhibition of baseball seen here for many years."

xxx and xxx
Jordan and xxx


(June 2)   A Sunday double-header at Natal marked the opening of the 1935 Crow's Nest schedule. Unfortunately, the Natal fans saw their club go down to twin defeats, losing 7-5 to Coleman and 8-4 to the Elk Valley Senators.

(July 21)  Natal trounced the Fernie seniors 12-3 Sunday at the Natal ball park. Louis Krall held the visitors scoreless until the ninth when he walked the bases full and an error and single brough in Fernie's three markers. He struck out 13 while helping at the plate with two hits.

Bossio, Peters (3), Picco (7) and xxx
L.Krall (W) and xxx

(July 28)   Natal took on Phil Houbregs and Crow's Nest Pass All-Stars Sunday and hung up their sixth win in ten games with a 13 to 8 triumph.  Houbregs, with an 8-0 record with Blairmore and a big win over Lethbridge in an exhibition match, was chased from the mound in the fifth inning when Natal rapped eight hits and scored seven times.  J.Halko survived ten hits in his six innings to work to pick up the win. Louis Krall fanned five in the last three innings without allowing a hit.

P.Houbregs (L), D.Salenski (5) and xxx
J.Malko (W), L.Krall (7) and xxx

(July 31)   Natal ran up a 15-2 score on the squad from the Bellevue Relief camp Wednesday behind the three-hit hurling of Tom Krall and John Halko. Krall went four, no-hit innings, fanning nine, while Halko finished up allowing three hits and the two runs. The Natal batsmen rapped 17 hits off "Skinny" Price who went all the way for the visitors.

Price (L) and L.Lund
T.Krall (W), J.Halko (5) and M.Sadlish