1936 Game Reports / BC Interior     

1936 Vancouver, Lower Mainland, Fraser Valley   
1936 BC Interior   
1936 Vancouver Island  


Penticton BC and Oroville WA abandoned the South Okanagan Baseball League after the 1935 season to join the all-Washington state Okanogan Valley Baseball League which, in 1936, was considered by most pundits to be a somewhat higher calibre league.

(April 26)   Oroville rode a four-hit effort by Sanders to down Penticton 4-2 in the opening game of the Okanogan Valley League.  The Molson, Washington, school athletic director walked three and fanned seven giving up a homer to Don Stewart for Penticton's only run. Oroville jumped into an early lead when Drummond tripled in the second inning and came home on Crabb's one-bagger. They added a run in the fourth on an error, two in the eighth on a poor throw to the plate and a final marker in the ninth on a fielder's choice.

Sanders (W) and Drummond
Hammond (L), Parkins (9) and Watkins

(May 3)   Trailing 7-6 going into the bottom of the 8th inning, Omak exploded with six runs, helped by five errors, to defeat Penticton 12-7. The game was scoreless until the fifth when Omak scored a pair. Penticton replied with five in the top of the sixth only to have Omak score four in the bottom of the frame. The Canadians went ahead with two in the top of the eighth before Omak took charge with the six counters. Davis, Hampson and Bushman each had two hits for the winners. Norm Parkins, the Penticton starter, led all batters with three safeties.

Parkins, Hammond (L) (6) and Kincaid
Johnson, Hampson (W) (7) and Nelson

(May 10)   With runs in the first three innings, Penticton took the early lead and coasted to an 8-2 victory over Bridgeport at the Recreation Grounds.  Norm Parkins held the visitors to five hits, walked three and struck out six. Third baseman Benway led the winners with three hits while Cousins and Dick Murray each added a pair. Jimmy Spurgeon, a lefty from Wenatchee, took the loss giving up nine hits.

Spurgeon (L) and Wilson
Parkins (W) and Watkins

(May 17)   Centre fielder George Broderick smacked a triple, double and single to lead Penticton past Brewster 10-5. Blacklock and Bob Phinney each added two hits and three runs. First baseman Bob Lemieux belted a homer for Brewster. Lefty Hammond scattered ten hits in going the route for the win.

Hammond (W) and Watkins
H.Springer (L), Driessen, Therriault and Filer

(May 24)   Walker and Campbell each punched out a triple and single as part of a 12-hit attack as Grand Coulee topped Penticton 8-5 at the Recreation Grounds. Ouberton held the locals to eight hits while setting down twelve by strike outs.  Watkins and Cousins led the losers each with three hits. Watkins had two doubles and a single and Cousins punched out a triple and two singles.

Ouberton (W) and Anderson
Hammond (L), Parkins (8) and Watkins

(May 31)   Penticton smacked twelve hits, three each by Don Stewart and Watkins, and ran wild on the bases with 12 steals in downing Malott 10-5 Sunday. Andy Wilson yielded nine hits in going the distance for the win. Losing hurler Stout was Malott's top offensive player with three hits and three runs. Hallam had a two-run homer in the seventh.

Wilson (W) and Watkins
Stout (L), xxx (4) and Hallam

(June 14)   In a hit-fest at Oroville Sunday afternoon, Penticton clobbered Oroville 16-7 pounding out 22 hits, including two triples and five two-baggers. The Americans had 13 hits in a losing cause. Benway, Blacklock and Watkins had four hits apiece. Blacklock slugged a triple, double and two singles. Benway had a triple and three singles. Cousins and Dick Murray each collected three hits as every batter in the Penticton lineup had at least one safety.  Perry Bunch, who hurled the whole game for the Americans, giving up the 22 hits and eight walks, was the offensive start for Oroville with a triple, two singles and three runs scored.  Norm Parkins fanned 11 in going the route on the hill for Penticton.

Parkins (W) and Watkins
Bunch (L) and LeMay

(June 21)   Don Stewart smashed a homer in the 8th inning for the winning run in Penticton's 5-3 victory over Omak. Blacklock knocked in Cousins with an insurance run.  Andy Wilson tossed a six-hitter for the win, issuing two free passes and collecting 11 strikeouts.  Stewart and Dick Murray had two hits apiece for the winners with Bushman and Shatto each with a pair for Omak.

Wilson (W) and Watkins
Hampson (L) and Nelson

(June 28)   Norm Parkins hurled a three-hitter Sunday to help lift Penticton to a 7-3 triumph over Bridgeport.  Third baseman Benway clouted a homer and three singles to pace a 12-hit attack.

Parkins (W) and Watkins
Spurgeon (L) and Galbraith

(July 5)  At Penticton, the home squad walloped Brewster, Washington, 12-3. Centre fielder Don Stewart paced a 17-hit attack for the winners with four hits and three runs. Second sacker Blacklock had a three-run triple and single and right fielder George Broderick collected three hits and three runs. Brewster's right fielder Walt Trafton also collected three hits, one a triple.

Springer (L), Blair and Cleveland
Wilson (W), Parkins (8) and Watkins

(July 12)   Centre fielder Don Stewart smacked two homers Sunday to lead Penticton to a 6-3 win over Grand Coulee at the American centre. Blacklock knocked in a pair with a triple. The home club out-hit the Canadians 11-9 with Walker leading the team with a double and two singles.

Wilson (W) and Watkins
Evans. Francisco and Kenworthy

(July 12)   Bridgeport shaded Oroville 3-2 Sunday as Ben Six knocked in two of the three runs for the winners. McAroy singled in Six for the other marker. Hauff held Oroville to six hits in hurling for the winners.

Bunch, Warden and xxx
Hauff (W) and xxx

(July 12)  Omak scored three runs in the first inning and made them stand up for a 3-1 victory over Brewster. Dyer Hampson held the visitors to five hits to post the pitching win.  Third baseman Peterson led an 11-hit Omak attack with three hits. Bushman, R.Hemphill and Charlie Hemphill each had a pair.

H.Springer (L) and Cleveland
Hampson (W) and R.Hemphill

(July 12)  Okanogan won its first game of the season downing Malott 13 to 5.

(July 19)  Oroville defeated Omak 5-1 behind a four-hitter by Warden. Dyer Hampson allowed just five hits in taking the loss.

Hampson (L) and xxx
Warden (W) and xxx

(July 19)  Bridgeport exploded for five runs in the ninth inning Sunday to edge Brewster 7-6 in spite of being out-hit 12 to 8. Ben Six, Galbraith and winning hurler Hauff each had two hits for Bridgeport. Second sacker Wick of Brewster led all batters with four hits and H.Springer added three for the losers.

Blair (L) and Trafton
Hauff (W) and Galbraith

(July 19)   A five-run first inning helped carry Penticton to an 11-7 win over Malott Sunday at Penticton.  George Broderick led off for the locals with a single, stole second and advanced to third when Hammond reached on an error. Both scored on Watkins' hit. Cousins drove in Watkins and came home on an error as Benway made first.  Murray singled and Benway made it 5-0 crossing the plate on a passed ball. Malott replied with three in the second as Crandall knocked in a pair and another came home on an error. Both teams added a run in the third. Hammond doubled in a run in the fourth to put the Canadians ahead 7-4. The Americans rallied to tie in the fifth on a walk, single, double and an error. Don Stewart who singled and scored on a passed ball notched the eventual winner in the sixth frame.

Stout (L) and Larsons
Parkins (W) and Watkins

(July 23)  Van Dyke's Colored House of David rallied from a 4-0 deficit to edge Penticton 5-4 Thursday afternoon. The visitors got on the scoreboard with three runs in the seventh and won it with two in the ninth.

xxx and xxx
Hammond, Wilson (L) and xxx

(July 26)  The visiting Penticton nine took a 4-0 lead after two innings and went on to down Okanogan 7-3 Sunday. In the opening frame, Stewart, who led off with a double, scored on a passed ball and Cousins smacked a two-bagger to score Watkins. In the second, Penticton added two more on hits by Hammond and Cousins, two passed balls and an error.  In the fourth the home club coupled three hits with an error and three passed balls to plate all three of its runs. Penticton put the game on ice with three in the fifth. Cousins led the winners with three hits. Andy Wilson held Okanogan to three hits in twirling the victory.

Wilson (W) and Watkins
Lamb (L) and Kelner

(July 26)   Trailing 3-1 after three innings, Oroville rebounded for three in the fourth and held on to top Brewster 4-3 Sunday. Warden went the distance for the pitching win yielding but six hits while the winners collected nine off H.Springer. Perry Munch and Warden each had a pair as did Wick and Linder of Brewster.

H.Springer (L) and Cleveland
Warden (W) and LeMay

(July 27)  The barnstorming Colored House of David downed Penticton 6-1 to take both games of their two-game series.  The locals got their only run in the fifth when winning pitcher Mayes dropped a throw at the plate.

Mayes (W) and Crump
Parkins (L) and xxx

(August 2)   Penticton clinched first place in the Okanogan Valley League Sunday with a 6-3 win over Okanogan at the Washington community.  It was a make-up game for a previously postponed contest.  Don Stewart's seventh inning homer sparked a four-run Penticton rally which broke up a tight 2-1 game. Cousins followed with a single to knock in Watkins who was hit by a pitch. Blacklock drew a walk before Benway's safety brought in two. Cousins again was best for the winners with four hits. Graham had three hits for Okanogan. Andy Wilson went the distance to register the pitching win.

Wilson (W) and Watkins
Lamb (L) and Kelner

(August 2)   Brewster used three pitchers in a 5-3 win over Oroville. Jack Blair looked good for seven frames before the home club rallied in the 8th and Brewster called upon H.Springer. Eli Driessen finished up. Wick and Lemieux each had two hits for the winners.

Blair, H.Springer (8), Driessen (9) and Cleveland
Warden (W) and LeMay

(August 16)  Warden fired a five-hitter and fanned 12 Sunday at Omak as Brewster topped Penticton 7-3 in exhibition action. Centre fielder Linder led the winners with three hits, two for extra bases. Gilden and Warden each had two safeties and Cleveland contributed a triple.  A smaller than usual crowd attended the contest, started at 9:30 Sunday morning.

Warden (W) and Cleveland
Parkins (L), Wilson (3) and Kincaid

(August 20)   A playoff series has been announced between Penticton, the Okanogan Valley champions, and the winners of the Central Washington League between Wenatchee and Chelan. 

(August 23)   In an exhibition game Sunday, Penticton destroyed the Malott All-Stars 11-1.  One of the largest crowds of the season was on hand as the locals produced some of the best ball of the 1936 summer. The winners punched out two homers, a triple and a double in their victory.

xxx and xxx
xxx and xxx

(August 30)    In the opening game of a best-of-three series, Wenatchee crushed Penticton 16-6 Sunday in a slugfest at Penticton. The Americans collected 19 hits to 14 for the Canadians. Wenatchee rallied from a 4-1 deficit to capture the victory. After Penticton had taken the lead with four runs in the third inning, highlighted by Dick Hammond's three-run homer. Wenatchee rallied to tie with three in the fourth on three hits, two errors and a walk. A six-run outburst in the sixth gave the Americans a commanding 10-4 advantage. A lead-off homer by Chase sparked the offensive. In the 8th, Bland smacked a four-master to lead off a five-run inning as the visitors went ahead 15-4. Bob Phinney was outstanding for the losers with five hits in five at bats. .

Spurgeon (W) and xxx
Wilson (L), Hammond (6), Parkins (8) and xxx

(September 6)   Bruland singled to score Allen with the winning run in the bottom of the tenth inning as Wenatchee edged Penticton 6-5 to take the BC-Washington series in two straight games. Down 5-0, Penticton rallied in the 8th to get back in the game on Claire Baker's three-run homer. In the 9th, Baker tripled to drive in Dick Murray who had received a free pass and Bob Phinney singled to tie the contest. Wenatchee rapped 11 hits, three by centre fielder McCord.

Wilson (L) and Watkins
Bland, Allan, Niles and Young


The three strongest South Okanagan Baseball League entries from the 1935 season (Vernon, Penticton and Oroville WA) all dropped out of the 1936 league. Penticton and Oroville jumped to the Okanogan Valley League (in Washington, the Okanagan was the "Okanogan") which had been composed entirely of Washington state entries and was considered by the Penticton press as a stronger loop than the SOBL. Immediately filling the SOBL void in the twin lake community of Penticton was the intermediate team of a year previous. Vernon, the reigning SOBL playoff champions from 1935, joined the Interior Baseball League, a more northerly four-team circuit, which was deemed as a better fit geographically for them, while Rutland was accepted as an expansion franchise into the reorganized loop. Of the six teams that began the 1936 SOBL campaign as members, one, Oliver, dropped out in mid-season, while Kelowna, Peachland, Penticton, Rutland and Summerland carried on. The Okanagan press often tagged the 1936 SOBL with a Senior B designation.

(May 3)  Competition got underway with two games, Penticton pleased the home fans with a 2-0 win over Oliver as Harold Hawkins held the visitors to three hits, all singles. Mallory, of Okanagan Falls, allowed six hits and walked five. Penticton opened the scoring in the fourth when Blackburn walked, advanced on an error and came home on McNeill's drive to left.  The second and final marker came in the eighth when Sandy Dagg was given a free pass to first, moved along on a sacrifice, stole third and scored on a safety by Nicholls.

Mallory (L) and McNeill
H.Hawkins (W) and Dagg

(May 3)  Summerland trounced Peachland 10-4.

(May 10)  A streak of wildness cost Peachland Sunday when George Ekins walked three straight batters and Penticton scored three runs in the third inning to take the lead for good in an 8-4 victory. Each team had 11 hits with Blackburn, at shortstop, leading the winners with two hits and two runs. Norman Ekins paced the losers with a double and two singles. Harold Hawkins fanned seven and walked just one in going the route for the winners.

Hawkins (W) and Dagg
G.Ekins (L), Clements (3) and Fulks, Wraight

(May 10)  Kelowna kicked off the new season at Athletic Park with a win Sunday downing Summerland 10-6. The home club scored three runs in the first inning and led all the way. Newcomer Fred Moebes had a strong outing until the 9th when Summerland rallied for three runs.  He scattered ten hits, struck out eight and walked three. Right fielder Art Reed led the winners with a double and two singles and two runs scored. Another new face to the team, Chuck Thomas in centre field, contributed two hits and three runs. Price had three hits for Summerland. Les Gould took the loss.

"Undoubtedly, the find of the local club in the person of Ruddy Kielbiski was also a great surprise to the fans. Ruddy is a born ball player and with careful handling and coaching will undoubtedly be the sensation of the whole league. He handled himself very well and picked off two marvellous catches in the dirt in the eighth inning to cut off a Summerland rally. Ruddy is the star short stop on the Toc H softball team and did equally as well in the same position on the baseball team." (Kelowna Courier, May 14, 1936)

L.Gould (L), Ageno (3) and xxx
F.Moebes (W) and V.Leier

(May 10)  Oliver defeated Rutland 6-2 Sunday as the home club stranded 13 Rutland base runners. The visitors out-hit the winners but Mallory managed to go the distance on the hill for the win. Paul Bach took the loss.

Bach (L) and xxx
Mallory (W) and xxx

(May 17)  Kelowna broke open a tight ball game with five runs in the seventh inning and defeated Penticton 8-2 Sunday for their first victory in Penticton in the past three or four years. Kelowna starter Fred Moebes gave up two runs in the first inning because of an error, then blanked the home club the rest of the way.  The visitors collected 11 hits off three hurlers with Moebes leading the way with two doubles and two singles.

Moebes (W) and V.Leier
Hawkins (L), Nicholls (7), Blackburn (7) and Dagg

(May 17)   Behind a one-hit performance by Wostradowski, Rutland whipped Peachland 9-2 Sunday.

Wostradowski (W) and xxx
G.Ekins, T.Clements and xxx

(May 17)  Summerland shaded Oliver 4-3.

(May 24)   In an error-filled contest at Rutland, Kelowna notched their third straight victory coming from behind to down the locals 8-5. After Kelowna scored a pair in the top of the first, Rutland quickly took the lead with three in their half of the first and one in the second.  Each squad scored in the fourth before Kelowna put the game on ice with a five-run uprising in the fifth. Chuck Thomas led off with a single and Harold Johnston followed with a two-bagger.  Cecil Newby knocked in both with a single.  Fred Moebes moved Newby to second with a one-bagger and, with one out, V.Leier was hit by a pitch to load the bases. Martin Leier's bunt single scored Newby and the fourth and fifth runs came home on two overthrows.  Johnston led the winners with a double and single and two runs. Paul Bach had the same for Rutland. Moebes allowed nine hits and fanned nine in going the route for the win, his third.

Moebes (W) and V.Leier
F.Wostradowski (L), Bach (5) and J.Holitski

(May 25)  Oliver Empire Day Tournament   

(May 31)  Peachland pounded out 16 hits Sunday to clobber Summerland 17-4 with first baseman Bowering leading the way with four hits, two runs and two steals. Ferguson, Currie and George Ekins each scored three times and Ted Clements went wild on the bases stealing five sacks. Summerland hurlers also gave up seven free passes and hit two batters. Ekins fired a four-hitter and whiffed 16 in going the distance for the winners. Les Gould, bothered by a sore arm, tried to pitch but was battered around in the first inning when Peachland scored five times. He last just one frame.

Gould (L), Thompson (2), Vanderburgh (4) and Kennedy
G.Ekins (W) and N.Ekins

(May 31)   Newcomer Waddell hurled Kelowna to a 3-1 victory over Rutland. The left-hander got out of a fifth inning jam to preserve the win. Rutland had runners on second and third with none out but Waddell proceeded to strike out the side. Rutland's Paul Bach, his hand still feeling the effects of a bee sting, gave way to Henry Wostradowski after just two innings.

Bach, H.Wostradowski (L) (3) and xxx
Waddell (W) and xxx

(May 31)   Moran and Sandy Dagg each rapped three hits and scored three runs as Penticton demolished Oliver 14-4 Sunday. One of Moran's hits was a triple. Penticton pounded out a total of 18 hits. First sacker Jacobs had a pair and scored four times. Catcher McNeill for Oliver collected four hits from the leadoff slot.

Hawkins (W) and Dagg
E.Norton (L), Mallory (4) and McNeill

(June 7)  With just a 7-6 lead, Peachland exploded for six runs in the bottom of the 8th inning Sunday to whip Rutland 13-6. Ted Clements starred for the winners with four hits and a spectacular outfield catch on a liner from Rudy Kitsch. Winning hurler George Ekins added three safeties. Archie Miller had the longest drive of the day and it would have been an easy homer but for hitting a parked car and bounding back into the glove of the fielder who then fired the ball in to catch a runner. Andy Kitsch of Rutland suffered a broken bone in his wrist and is likely through for the season.  Peachland collected 18 hits to just 8 for Rutland.

H.Wostradowski (L), F.Wostradowski (8) and Holitski
G.Ekins (W) and N.Ekins

(June 7)   Kelowna had its biggest offensive day of the season Sunday, a 21-hit afternoon, in trouncing Oliver 18-3. Cecil "Doc" Newby and Fred Moebes each rapped four hits while Harold Johnston, Waddell and Ruddy Kielbiski each had three. Johnston's total included a triple and he also scored four times. The home squad put the game away early with two runs in the first inning, eight in the second and four in the third. Southpaw Waddell held Oliver to five safeties while fanning 11 and issuing three walks.

Eagle (L), Mallory (2) and McNeill
Waddell (W) and V.Leier

Kelowna     5 - 0
Penticton   3 - 1
Summerland  2 - 2
Peachland   2 - 3
Rutland     1 - 4
Oliver      1 - 4

(June 14)   A four-run fourth inning carried Peachland to a 7-5 victory over Oliver at the southern city. George Ekins tossed a six-hitter for the win while Peachland racked up 11 against Mallory. Eagle, the Oliver catcher, had the game's big blow, a fourth inning triple.

G.Ekins (W) and N.Ekins
Mallory (L) and Eagle

(June 14)  Penticton scored three times in the first inning and coasted to a 7-1 triumph over Rutland Sunday in a delayed start as the Penticton squad missed the ferry. it was a contest of Moore vs Moore. Moore, Penticton's centre fielder, was the game's hitting star with four hits in five times up, one of them a double, and was credited with seven put-outs. Vic Moore, who started on the mound for Rutland, but moved to the outfield, led the losers with three hits. Henry Wostradowski rang up 13 strikeouts in his relief role.  Broderick went the route on the hill for Penticton but managed just two strikeouts.

Broderick (W) and xxx
V.Moore, H.Wostradowski (1) and xxx

(June 14)  Kelowna plated five early runs and made them stand up for a 5-2 victory Sunday over Summerland. The winners got three in the first and two more in the second. Waddell twirled a five-hitter with 14 strikeouts for Kelowna in besting Les Gould who allowed seven hits and had six strikeouts. But Gould led the hit parade with a triple and double, knocking in one run and scoring the other.

Waddell (W) and V.Leier
Gould (L) and Kennedy

(June 14)   Scoring all their runs in the 3rd and 4th innings, Peachland held on to down Oliver 7-5. Hits by Miller, Goeorge Ekins and Norm Ekins brought in three runs in the third and hits by Ted Clements, Currie, Selman and Fulks accounted for four more in the fourth. Down 7-0, the home club rallied with two in the fourth, another in the fifth and two in the ninth but fell short. George Ekins held Oliver to six hits in going the route for the pitching win. Mallory took the loss.

G.Ekins (W) and N.Ekins
Mallory (L) and Eagle

(June 21)  Penticton started well, with a run in the first inning, but that's about all that went according to plan as Kelowna thumped the visitors 10-2 Sunday.  The home club swatted 11 hits. Fred Moebes who took a turn on the mound and played third base had two hits and three runs to pace the Kelowna attack. 

Broderick (L), Hawkins, Blackburn and Dagg
Moebes, Waddell and V.Leier

(June 21)   The teams put on an offensive show Sunday at Peachland combining for 33 hits and 31 runs as Peachland prevailed 24 to 7 over Oliver after dropping behind 4-0 in the first inning.  Peachland rallied with six runs in their half of the first and five more in the second and coasted the rest of the way. Shortstop Selman led the assault with four hits and four runs. Ted Clements punched out three hits and scored four times. Miller and Fulks each scored three runs and rapped three hits. Bowering clouted a triple and single and crossed the plate three times. Edmonds slugged a homer and single for Oliver.

Mallory, Edmonds, Eagle and Eagle, Retty
G.Ekins, Clements and N.Ekins

(June 28)  Peachland took the lead with two runs in the top of the first inning but then gave up 11 hits, seven walks, and booted the ball 11 times Sunday in getting a 16-5 thrashing at the hands of Penticton.  Dagg and Moran led the winners each with three hits and three runs. Blackburn held the visitors to six hits in hurling the win. Penticton first sacker Broderick made the news in striking out in all six plate appearances. 

G.Ekins, Clements (7) and N.Ekins
Blackburn (W) and Dagg

(June 28)  Rutland shellacked Summerland 21-3 Sunday. A third scheduled game, Kelowna at Oliver, was called off when Oliver announced it was withdrawing from the league, defaulting its remaining games.

Kelowna     8 - 0
Penticton   5 - 2
Peachland   4 - 4
Rutland     3 - 5
Summerland  2 - 5

(July 5)   Kelowna went down to its first defeat of the season as Peachland scored four times in the first inning and cruised to a 9-3 triumph at home.  Ted Clements gave up 11 scattered hits and fanned 11 in going the distance for the win.  Waddell held Peachland to six hits and whiffed a dozen, but there were five costly errors by Kelowna. Fred Moebes, playing third, rapped four hits for the losers. George Ekins led the winners with a double and single.

Waddell (L) and V.Leier
Clements (W) and V.Cousins

(July 5)   With a seven-run first inning, Penticton dumped Summerland 11-7 Sunday at Summerland. Mallory survived some early defensive troubles and six walks to go the route for the win. He rang up 12 strikeouts. Baker led the winners with three hits, one of them a two-bagger.

Mallory (W) and Dagg
Vanderburgh (L) and Kennedy

Kelowna     8 - 1
Penticton   6 - 2
Peachland   5 - 4
Rutland     4 - 5
Summerland  2 - 6

(July 12)  In the final game of the league schedule, Kelowna dumped Peachland 8-4 to clinch top spot in the circuit and win a bye in the playoffs.  The winners smacked 15 hits, including a pair of triples by Harold Johnston and three-baggers by Fred Moebes and Art Reed. Moebes and V.Leier each had three hits for Kelowna.

Clements (L) and V.Cousins
Waddell (W) and V.Leier

(July 12)   Rutland suffered its worst defeat in years, getting trounced 17-3 by Penticton and as a result losing a chance for a playoff berth. Errors, ten of them, hurt the losers.  In the first inning, Henry Wostradowski of Rutland fanned the side allowing just one hit, but Penticton scored five times as they took advantage of two walks and three miscues. The home squad added a run in the second, three in the third and six in the fourth to build an insurmountable lead. Mallory had just one bad inning, the seventh when Rutland scored all three its runs, in going the route for the win giving up just five hits while fanning ten. Gilbey led the winners with four hits and Baker added three.

H.Wostradowski (L) , F.Wostradowski (4) and xxx
Mallory (W) and xxx

Kelowna     9 - 1
Penticton   7 - 2
Peachland   5 - 5
Rutland     4 - 6
Summerland  3 - 6

(July 19)   In an exhibition contest at Beaverdell, the home squad scored three in the first inning, helped by three Kelowna errors, and held on for a 3-1 triumph as ace hurler Harold Cousins fired a four-hitter. Waddell, for Kelowna, also had a four-hit performance and pitched shutout ball after the first frame but suffered the loss. Fred Moebes of Kelowna was the only batter with more than one hit. Waddle and Cousins each fanned eight.

Waddell (L) and V.Leier
H.Cousins (W) and Christie

(July 26)   Borrowing hurler Mills from Keremeos, Penticton downed Hedley 11-4 in an exhibition tilt Sunday at the mining town.  Mills allowed just two hits through seven innings before leaving with an arm injury. Moran swung the heavy lumber for the winners with a homer, three singles and three runs scored in five trips to the plate. Moore also had four hits. Cuzzocrea, at shortstop, punched out three hits and scored three times. Mills also had three safeties as Penticton collected twenty hits overall.

Mills (W), Gilbey (8) and Dagg
Corrigan (L), Edwards and Hamby, Colderonie, S.Hamley

(August 2)   Peachland upset Penticton in a sudden-death semi-final to move on against Kelowna in the Southern Okanagan final series. It was the first win for Peachland over Penticton this season but it was decisive, 10-1 behind a 17-hit offensive. George Ekins, Grogan and Currie each smacked three hits with Norm Ekins and Verne Cousins each adding a pair. George Ekins and Cousins each belted triples. Ted Clements twirled an eight-hitter in going the route for the win. it was a tight contest for six innings before Peachland scored two in the seventh, two more in the eighth and three in the ninth. Hawkins led the losers with three hits.

Clements (W) and N.Ekins
Mallory (L), Blackburn (4) and Dagg

(August 6)   In an upset at the Regatta Tournament, Kelowna won top money downing Vernon 5-2 in the final. Vernon is considered one of the strongest clubs in the Interior.  Vernon had defeated Penticton 9-4 in the first game of the tourney rallying for four runs in the 8th inning and two more in the ninth. 

Parkins (L) and Watkins
Sparrow (W) and Crawford

Sparrow, who had gone the route for Vernon in the first game, also went to the hill in the second and pitched well until the sixth when Kelowna scored three. Kelowna's squad was strengthened by the addition of hurler Harold Cousins from Beaverdell, third sacker Christie also from the miners, Verne Cousins of Peachland and Rudy Kitsch of Rutland. Kelowna took the lead in the first inning as Martin Leier singled and scampered home on a double by Fred Moebes.  Vernon evened the count in the second when Pothecary doubled and scored on Antilla's one-bagger. Newby, Christie and Kielbiski scored for Kelowna in the sixth before Vernon got one back in the eighth. In the ninth Verne Cousins tripled and scored on a fielder's choice. 

H.Cousins (W) and xxx
Sparrow (L) and xxx

(August 9)   Kelowna collected 14 hits Sunday to take the opening game of the best-of-three South Okanagan final series 7-3. Kelowna combined four hits and two errors to score five in the fourth inning to take the lead for good. Fred Moebes led the winners with three hits and two scores. Douglas, Jack Neid, V.Leier and Harold Johnston each had a pair. Norm Ekins clouted three for Peachland.  Waddell scattered eight hits and struck out ten in his route-going performance.

Clements (L) and V.Cousins
Waddell (W) and V.Leier

(August 16)   Peachland took a 6-1 lead then held off a furious 9th inning rally by Kelowna to escape with a 6-5 victory to even the final series at a game apiece. Verne Cousins smacked a double and triple, Fulks had a pair of two-baggers and Norm Ekins had one for the winners. Bedford, with two, and Ruddy Kielbiski had doubles for Kelowna. Ted Clements hurled the contest for Peachland besting Waddell for Kelowna.

Waddell (L) and V.Leier
Clements (W) and V.Cousins

(August 23)   It was no contest as Kelowna crushed Peachland in the deciding game of the South Okanagan League finals at City Park Sunday. Howard Johnston clouted a triple and two doubles and Jack Neid ripped a homer as Kelowna won 14-0. Waddell fired a three-hitter for the win, fanning 14. Kelowna scored seven runs in the first two innings and coasted to the championship victory and the Spalding-Johnston Trophy for the first time.

Clements (L), G.Ekins (3) and xxx
Waddell (W) and xxx

(September 7)   In a Labour Day exhibition contest Monday, Beaverdell blew a 5-0 lead in dropping an 8-5 decision to Kelowna which combined a double, three singles and loose defensive play by Beaverdell to notch five runs in the seventh to come from behind for the win.  Bedford and Martin Leier led the winners each with a double and single. Waddell held the visitors to six hits to capture the mound triumph. Crowe allowed eight safeties in taking the loss.

Crowe (L) and xxx
Waddell (W) and xxx


(May 21)   Rutland Adanacs picked up where they left off last year when they down the Kelowna Red Sox on Thursday, a 5-0 shutout.  Oyama won their second game of the season, at Winfield, taking a 4-2 decision.

Oyama     2 - 0
Adanacs   1 - 0
Red Sox   1 - 1
Maroons   0 - 1
Winfield  0 - 2

(June 1)   In a game shortened to four innings Monday, Winfield edged Rutland Adanacs 3-2. Adanacs lost a chance to tie in the final frame when Graf was called out trying to slide home with the tying counter.

Williamson (W) and Moody
F.Wostradowski (L) and Holitzki

(June 1)  Kelowna Red Sox whipped Rutland Maroons 12 to 3.

(June 4)  Winfield topped the Maroons 11-5.

(June 4)   Oyama scored four runs in the top of the first inning but they couldn't hold the lead as Rutland Adanacs stormed back with three in their half of the first and six in the third to post a 10-7 win Thursday. Paul Bach and Frank Wostradowski combined to hold Oyama to five hits.

xxx and xxx
Bach, F.Wostradowski (4) and xxx

(June 8)  Playing at home, Rutland Maroons got their first win defeating Oyama 9-6. Maroons scored in just two innings, six in the second and three in the fifth.

Valouch (L), Young and xxx
Martin (W), B.Hardiie and xxx

(June 8)  Winfield won its third straight downing Kelowna Red Sox 5-2.

Adanacs   2 - 1
Winfield  3 - 2
Oyama     2 - 2
Red Sox   2 - 2
Maroons   1 - 3

(June 11)   Frank Wostradowski tossed a one-hitter Thursday to as Rutland Adanacs blanked Oyama 4-0. It would have been a no-hitter had one of his fielders not misjudged a fly ball which fell in for the only hit. Adanacs got seven hits off Young.

Wostradowski (W) and xxx
Young (L) and xxx

(June 11)   Rutland Maroons got out of a bases loaded jam in the seventh and final inning to eke out a 3-2 victory over Winfield. Vincent Martin went the route for the pitching win. Roy Murphy starred on defense for the Maroons making six unassisted putouts at second base.

Hunter, G.Williamson and xxx
V.Martin and xxx

(June 15)   In the battle of Rutland Monday, the Adanacs came out on top in convincing fashion trouncing the Maroons 10-1 in a game shortened to five innings.  Maroons took the lead, scoring in the top of the first but it was all downhill after that as the Adanacs responded with three in the first, three more in the second and four in the third. In the first, the Maroons got their run on three walks and a hit by Buck Hardie and still had the sacks full with none out but Frank Wostradowski fanned the side to end the threat. Adanacs took the lead on a two-run triple by Wostradowski in the bottom of the inning and were never headed.

V.Martin (L) and xxx
F.Wostradowski (W) and xxx

(June 15)  Kelowna Red Sox blanked Oyama 3-0.

(June 18)  At Rutland, Kelowna rallied for three runs in the top of the seventh and final frame to battle the Maroons to a 5-5 tie Thursday.  Mac McLeod lined a triple in the third inning for the longest hit of the game.

Boklage, Moebes (3) and xxx
V.Martin and xxx

(June 18)   Rutland Adanacs and Winfield also played to a tie Thursday in an 8-8 contest called after six innings. A fluky homer in the final inning brought the Adanacs into the draw. Johnny Holitzki popped one behind shortstop and the ball got lost in the growth of mustard and Holitzki scampered all around the bags to score the tying marker.

Bach, H.Wostradowski (5) and xxx
Hunter, G.Williamson (5) and xxx

(June 22)   At Kelowna, the Red Sox dumped the Adanacs 11-4 coming from behind for the victory. Rutland erased an early 3-0 Kelowna lead with four runs in the third inning. But, Red Sox rebounded with two in the third, four in the fifth and two more in the sixth for the triumph. Fred Moebes picked up the pitching win in a relief role.

F.Wostradowski, H.Wostradowski, Bach and xxx
Boklage, Moebes (W) (3) and xxx

(June 23)  Both Rutland teams were in action at the Rutland Rally Day Tournament. The Adanacs got a three- hitter by Frank Wostradowski in blanking Winfield 4-0. 

F.Wostradowski (W) and Welter
G.Williamson (L) and Moody

Rutland Maroons pounded out 12 hits in outlasting the Adanacs 11-10 in the second game. Pitcher Vincent Martin led the attack with two doubles and a single. Left fielder Snowsell added three singles.

Bach, Wostradowski and Welter
Martin (W) and Reser

(June 25)   Rutland Adanacs took an early lead and held off a late rally by the Maroons to post a 6-5 victory Thursday. Frank Wostradowski pitched steady ball until the final frame when he walked two, one with the bases load, gave up two hits and made an error accounting for three runs. There was a runner on third when he got the final out. Toshio Yamaoka took the loss.

F.Wostradowski (W) and xxx
Yamaoka and xxx

(June 25)  Kelowna topped Oyama 8-6.

(June 29)   In a make-up game for an earlier postponement, Kelowna Red Sox trampled Rutland Maroons 11-2 scoring five runs in the fifth and five more in the sixth. Laurence Boklage went the route on the hill for the win.

Boklage (W) and xxx
Yamaoka (L), B.Hardie and xxx

(June 29)  Winfield and the Adanacs replayed an earlier tie but it too resulted in a draw, 4-4.

Red Sox   6 - 2
Adanacs   5 - 2
Winfield  3 - 3
Oyama     2 - 5
Maroons   2 - 5

(July 2)  Rutland Adanacs lost a chance to tie for first place when they dropped a 4-3 decision to Winfield. The game ended in a dramatic and painful manner when the Adanacs' hurler Henry Wostradowski was knocked unconscious by a batted ball in the final inning and the winning run scored on the hit. Adanacs had taken a 3-1 lead in the first inning. Winfield scored their second run in the fifth as Fisher tripled and came home on Moody's single. In the 6th, Brinkman reached on an error, Simpson was hit by a pitch and Gunn singled to load the bases. George Williamson's bunt brought in the tying counter.  Fisher then slammed a liner back at the mound and the ball glanced off of Wostradowski's glove striking him behind the ear and dropping him to the ground as Simpson trotted in with the winning run. 

G.Williamson (W) and xxx
H.Wostradowski (L) and xxx

(July 6)  Winfield, with just two hits, won a berth in the league final Monday evening winning a sudden-death semi-final 5-3 over Rutland Adanacs. A four-run fourth inning, helped by three Rutland errors and two hit batsmen, provided the margin of victory. George Williamson allowed six hits in going the route on the mound for the winners.  He was particularly strong in the late going fanning three of the last four batters. A late start and a cloudy sky meant a shortened affair, just five innings.

G.Williamson (W) and Moody
H.Wostradowski (L) and Holitzki

(July 14)  Kelowna Red Sox captured the opening game of the best-of-three series for the Central Okanagan title holding off a late Winfield rally to post an 11-9 decision.

Williamson (L) and xxx
Moebes (W) and xxx

(July 16)   On Thursday, George Williamson tossed a shutout as Winfield evened the series with a 2-0 victory.

Boklage (L) and xxx
Williamson (W) and xxx

(July 21)   Winning pitcher Fred Moebes, the leadoff batter in the bottom of the final inning, smacked a homer to right field to give Kelowna Red Sox a 6-5 victory to win the Central Okanagan championship.  Sox won the best of three series two games to one. The Tuesday contest was played at Rutland. Both teams scored twice in the initial frame but the Sox took a 4-2 advantage in the second. After Winfield added a run in the third, both teams pushed across markers in the fourth to leave the count at 5-4 in Kelowna's favour. In the top of the seventh, Winfield scored again to knot the score at 5-5 setting the stage for Moebes' heroics. H.J. Crawford, league president, presented the Morrison Cup to the Red Sox.

xxx and xxx
Moebes (W) and xxx


Vernon, reigning 1935 champions of the South Okanagan Baseball League, jumped ship and joined Kamloops, Revelstoke and Salmon Arm to form a four-team circuit for the 1936 Interior League season.

(May 21)   A meeting at Salmon Arm finalized plans for a four team circuit for 1936. A problem with Sunday ball at Kamloops delayed the decision for weeks. A referendum on the question is to be submitted to citizens on June 2nd and until the vote Kamloops will play its games away from home.

(May 24)  By a 9 to 5 count, Vernon defeated Salmon Arm in the opening game of the Interior League.  A five run second inning by Vernon proved to be the difference. With two runners aboard on walks, Larry Antilla singled to left to score Elmer Crawford. An error and a passed ball allowed two more markers and Ward reached on an error and scored on George Sparrow's safety. The final run of the inning came home on double by Henry Scherle. Behind 6-1, Salmon Arm rallied with one in the 6th and three in the 7th to come within a run but Vernon responded with three in the 8th to put the game away. The losers out-hit Vernon 11 to 8 with Sladen and Jamieson each with three.

Sparrow (W) and Crawford
Calvert (L), Hager (8) and R.Morton, Jones (8)

(May 25)   Kamloops out-hit Revelstoke 12 to 8 Monday st Riverside Park getting a homer and three doubles but fell 8 to 6 to the home club as Revelstoke wiped out a 3-0 Kamloops lead in the first inning with four runs, helped by five walks and a fielder's choice, in the bottom of the initial frame and were never headed. O.Ditomassi led the winners with two hits, one a triple, and three runs scored. George Wyse clouted a four-bagger for Kamloops and catcher Joe Beruschi punched out four hits. Zeb Lonzo managed to go the route, although giving up 12 hits, for the win.

G.Roberts (L), Horne (1) and Beruschi
Lonzo (W) and Bafaro

(May 31)   Kamloops put up four on the scoreboard in the first inning and went on cruise control in a 12-5 victory over Vernon. George Wyse and Buster Todd paced a 15-hit each with three hits.  Geordie Roberts settled down after giving up three runs in the first two innings to scatter ten hits in going the route for the pitching win. Frank Netzel was best for Vernon with three hits. George Jones smacked a homer.

Antilla (L), McDonald (5) and Crawford
G.Roberts (W) and Beruschi

(June 7)   Without a run or hit for seven innings against lefty Jack Morton, Kamloops erupted for five runs in the 8th and another in the 9th to shade Salmon Arm 6-5.  Down 4-0 after seven, Roger Roberts walked with one out in the 8th but was out at second on a fielder's choice. Geordie Roberts' long fly to centre field was misjudged falling in for a single as Horne scored. Buster Todd and Ronnie Martin both singled to left to load the bases to set the stage for Joe Beruschi who cleared the sacks with a double to right field. Promptly he stole third and kept going for home reaching safely when catcher John Jones dropped the throw to the plate. Salmon Arm responded in the bottom of the 8th with a run to tie at 5-5. Kamloops got the winner in the top of the ninth when Morton walked Martin with the bases loaded. Morton ended up with a seven-hitter with seven walks and ten strikeouts. Bert Horne got the win yielding nine hits, two walks while fanning seven. Another highlight of the contest was a triple play by Kamloops  in the third inning. Ivan Scott hit a low liner to Martin at third who caught the ball for the first out, tagged Jamieson trying to get back to the bag and whipped the ball to Todd at first who tagged Jack Farmer who had strayed from first.

Horne (W) and Beruschi
J.Morton (L) and Jones

(June 7)   Revelstoke scored five times in the fifth inning on the way to a 7-5 win over Vernon.  "Iron Man" Lonzo hurled for the winners besting veteran George Sparrow for Vernon.

Sparrow (L) and xxx
Lonzo (W) and xxx

(June 14)  In spite of unsettled weather, Salmon Arm made the trek to Revelstoke and came away with a victory, awarded by the league after Revelstoke didn't continue playing after a rain delay. Salmon Arm had taken a big lead,9-0, after four innings when rain interrupted the game. Again, in the fifth the game was halted and some of the Revelstoke players went home. Jack Calvert had allowed just one hit when the game was called.

Calvert (W) and xxx
xxx and xxx

(June 14)  Vernon blew a 6-0 lead Sunday in going down to a 10-6 defeat at the hands of Kamloops at Polson Park.  Heavy rains threatened cancellation of the contest but a truckload of sand and some sawdust were spread around to make the field playable. The teams did, however, make a total of 14 errors. After giving up five runs in the first inning and another in the second, Geordie Roberts blanked Vernon over the last seven frames while his teammates collected 13 hits to bury Vernon. Catcher Joe Beruschi led the offense with three hits and two runs. Ronnie Martin, George Wyse and Young each added two safeties.

Sparrow (L) and Crawford
G.Roberts (W) and Beruschi

(June 21)   Playing at Salmon Arm, Vernon erased an early deficit to notch a 10-8 victory.

(June 23)   A five-run 6th inning was the difference as Revelstoke topped Kamloops 7-4 Tuesday. Kamloops had taken the lead in the fourth as Allan Milton, Joe Beruschi, George Wyse and Coates all scored on four hits and an error. But for the rest of the game "Iron Man" Lonzo held them in check on five scattered hits. He walked two and whiffed seven. D'Arcangelo and DeBlass led the winners each with three safeties.

Lonzo (W) and Pulley
Horne (L), Dalgleish (6) and Beruschi

(June 28)  Cecil "Sookie" Ward smacked a double, scoring Henry Scherle, in the bottom of the ninth inning to give Vernon a 3-2 victory over Salmon Arm. The game featured a dandy pitcher's duel between rookies George Nuyens of Vernon and Jack Calvert of Salmon Arm. In his first full game of the season Nuyens scattered nine hits, walked to and had 11 strikeouts. Calvert allowed seven hits, issued two free passes and fanned eight.

Calvert (L) and R.Morton
Nuyens (W) and Crawford

(July 1)   For one inning it was a good, scoreless game. Then in the second, Kamloops catcher Joe Beruschi clouted one over the left field fence to begin an onslaught that didn't end until Kamloops rang up 18 runs to none for Revelstoke. In the meantime, Geordie Roberts allowed just one hit, an eighth inning single by Burridge, in tossing the shutout. He walked one and fanned eight. Beruschi had an outstanding game with four hits, including the homer and a double and scored four times. Gord Cochrane also had four hits.

Lonzo (L), Burridge (5), Pradolini (8) and Pulley, Bafaro
G.Roberts (W) and Beruschi

(July 5)  Geordie Roberts fired his second shutout in less than a week with a four-hitter as Kamloops got by Vernon 2-0 at Riverside Park Sunday afternoon. In the second inning, Chuck Henderson laid down a perfect bunt to score Joe Beruschi from third with the game's first run. The final run came in the fifth inning with Buster Todd coming home on Beruschi's hit to deep third. George Sparrow gave up just five hits in taking a tough loss.

G.Roberts (W) and Beruschi
Sparrow (L) and Crawford

Kamloops    5 - 2
Revelstoke  4 - 2
Vernon      3 - 4
Salmon Arm  1 - 5

(July 8)   The barnstorming Detroit Colored Giants were just too good for the Kamloops All-Stars Wednesday afternoon before some 600 fans at Riverside Park. The Giants walloped the locals 15-6. The visitors pounded out 16 hits, one of them a homer by third baseman A.Smith. First sacker Dunn and catcher Larkin each had three hits for the Giants. The locals had one good inning, the 8th, when they scored five times.

Parnell (W) and Larkin
Horne (L), Dalgleish, Roberts and Beruschi

(July 12)   Vernon collected ten hits and capitalized on ten Revelstoke errors Sunday at Polson Park in whipping the visitors 11-4. Muck McKenzie at first and Ditomassi at short each committed three errors. Southpaw George Sparrow scattered eight hits to post the pitching win. Cecil Ward, Henry Scherle and newcomer Pothecary each contributed two hits for the winners.

Lonzo (L), Pradolini (6) and Bafaro
Sparrow (W) and Crawford

(July 19)   Revelstoke doubled Kamloops 12-6 Sunday as the visitors used four pitchers to try and quiet the Revelstoke attack. 

G.Roberts (L), McBirnie (6), Horne (8), C.Henderson (9) and xxx
xxx and xxx

(July 19)  Vernon smacked 14 hits Sunday in downing Salmon Arm 7 to 2. Winning hurler George Sparrow was the offensive star as well knocking three hits and scoring twice. On the hill he held the visitors to five hits while fanning eight and issuing no free passes. Catcher Elmer Crawford belted a homer and single for the winners.

Calvert (L) and R.Morton
Sparrow (W) and Crawford

(July 24-25)   The Colored House of David defeated Vernon 5-1 Friday and 7-4 on Saturday.

(July 26)   With their third straight victory, 6 to 2 over Revelstoke, Vernon moved into first place in the standings, a half-game up on Kamloops. Veteran lefty George Sparrow held Revelstoke to seven hits. He compiled 11 strikeouts and issued no walks. Sparrow and Frank Netzel led the winners at the plate each with two hits.

Sparrow (W) and Crawford
Lonzo (L) and Bafaro

(July 26)   In a stunning upset, cellar dwelling Salmon Arm, playing at home, cracked out 20 hits to knocked off Kamloops 19 to 6. The home club was blanked in the first inning but scored in every frame after that, including a six-run outburst in the fourth. Everyone in the Salmon Arm lineup had at least one hit with John Jones, winning pitcher Jack Morton and Bob Turner each collecting three safeties. Turner and Calvert each scored three times. Ivan Scott had the lone extra base hit, a triple. Only five of the 19 runs were earned as Kamloops booted the ball seven times. Morton had one bad inning, the fourth, when he gave up four runs but otherwise kept Kamloops off balance in going the route for the pitching win.

G.Roberts (L), C. Henderson and Beruschi
J.Morton (W) and Jones

Vernon      6 - 4
Kamloops    5 - 4
Revelstoke  5 - 4
Salmon Arm  2 - 6

(August 2)  A week after Kamloops suffered a 19-6 upset at the hands of Salmon Arm, the league's last place team did it again, downing Kamloops 10 to 6 at Riverside Park.  Holding a 5-4 lead, Salmon Arm put the game away with a five-run explosion in the sixth inning. They loaded the bases as Sladen walked, Jack Morton singled and, with one out, Jamieson reached on a fielder's choice. Jack Calvert knocked in two runs with a sharp single to centre field and Len Scott doubled to drive in two more. Robert Morton sent the fifth run across the plate with a long single to right. With three hits Jack Calvert was best for the winners. Len Scott had just one hit, a double, but drove in a run, scored four and ran up four stolen bases. Joe Beruschi collected three hits for Kamloops. After the game was delayed for 30 minutes awaiting the arrival of the rest of the Salmon Arm team, the contest got underway with three Kamloops players playing for the opposition. The delayed players arrived after the second inning with tales of automobile troubles.

J.Calvert (W) and Jones
G.Roberts (L), Horne (7) and Beruschi

(August 2)  Vernon clinched first place in the Interior League standings Sunday holding off Revelstoke 7-5. Veteran George Sparrow held the Indians to six hits while issuing five free passes and collecting 14 strikeouts. The ragged contest produced 16 errors, nine by the losers. Vernon had just seven hits off Lonzo, two by centre fielder Cecil Ward who scored three times.

Lonzo (L) and Pulley
Sparrow (W) and Crawford

Vernon      7 - 4
Kamloops    5 - 5
Revelstoke  5 - 5
Salmon Arm  3 - 6

(August 9)   Revelstoke notched a 7-6 victory over Salmon Arm.

(August 9)    Cecil "Sookie" Ward and Frank Netzel powered Vernon to a 6-3 win over Kamloops to wrap up the season atop the league standings. Each had three hits, Ward with a homer and Netzel with two triples. Lefty George Sparrow, with 14 strikeouts last week, compiled 15 Sunday as he held the visitors to five hits. He walked just one.

G.Roberts (L) and Beruschi
Sparrow (W) and Crawford

Vernon      8 - 4
Revelstoke  6 - 5
Kamloops    5 - 6
Salmon Arm  3 - 7

(August 16)  In the best display of ball in Kamloops this season, the home club edged Salmon Arm 1-0 Sunday afternoon at Riverside Park.  It was a pitcher's duel all the way with rookie right-hander Burt Horne turning in the finest performance of his career, a three-hit shutout. He walked one and whiffed 10. Jack Calvert, hurling for Salmon Arm, also was outstanding with a five-hitter and 13 strikeouts. The only run came in the 8th inning. Ronnie Martin banged a hit to centre field and Joe Beruschi sent him to third with a double to deep right.  George Wyse, in trying to lay down a sacrifice bunt, popped it over Calvert's head for a hit as Martin beat the throw to the plate for the winning marker.

J.Calvert (L) and Jones
Horne (W) and Beruschi

(August 24)  Salmon Arm closed out its schedule with a 6-4 win at home over Revelstoke Indians. The home squad ran up a 6-1 lead before Revelstoke came back with one in the fourth and two more in the ninth. The Indians had two on with two out in the final frame before Jack Calvert got a strike out for the final out.

xxx and xxx
Calvert (W) and xxx

(August 27)   The league announced the playoff schedule with Vernon to meet the winner of a Kamloops-Revelstoke playoff September 6th in the first game in a best-of-three series for the league championship. Kamloops and Revelstoke, tied in the standings with six wins and six loses each, will meet in a sudden-death playoff next Sunday.


(August 30)   Revelstoke eked out a 2-1 win over Kamloops Sunday to advance to the league final against Vernon. In a tense struggle at Salmon Arm, Revelstoke scored twice in the fifth inning and held on for the victory behind Lonzo's six-hit pitching. Geordie Roberts yielded just seven hits, but walked two and hit six batters, in taking the loss. In the fifth for Revelstoke, T.D'Arcangelo smacked a double and scored the first run as Roberts issued a bases-loaded walk. Muck McKenzie tallied the second run as Lonzo and R.Ditomassi connected for long singles. Kamloops scored in the sixth as Ronnie Martin opened with a triple and came home on Joe Beruschi's sacrifice fly.

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

(September 6)  Revelstoke smacked 14 hits, five by second baseman Henderson, to dump Vernon 8-2 in the first game of a best-of-three series for the Interior League title. The visitors tallied a pair in the first frame and were never headed.  Lonzo held the regular season leaders to five hits, three by losing chucker George Sparrow.

Lonzo (W) and J.D'Arcangelo
Sparrow (L), Nuyens (7) and Crawford

(September 13)  With an 8-3 victory Sunday Revelstoke captured the Interior League championship in two straight games.  A four-run 8th inning put the game on ice for Revelstoke after they ended the seventh with a 4-3 margin. "Iron Man" Lonzo scattered ten hits to collect the pitching win. With George Sparrow out with a sore arm, George Nuyens handled the mound work for Vernon allowing nine hits in being saddled with the loss. Fans witnessed a good game which also featured a free-for-all in the fifth inning after Burridge of Revelstoke tried to make third when Lonzo grounded to Nuyens. Burridge dived straight at third baseman Frank Netzel and caught him on the knee. Netzel retaliated with flying fists and the melee was on with players from the infield and outfield rushing to join in. Some spectators jumped in from the sidelines before game officials and the police intervened.

Nuyens (L) and Crawford
Lonzo (W) and J.D'Arcangelo


(May 17)   Nelson's New Grand Hotel Cubs made a successful debut in senior ranks Sunday nosing out the Metaline Falls seniors 11-10 in a free-scoring contest at Nelson.  The Cubs collected 14 hits, three each by catcher Gordon Richardson and centre fielder Don Grice.  Richardson's day included a homer while Grice rapped a pair of doubles.  Shortstop Charlie Jeffs poked three safeties for the losers. Lefty Steve Smith worked the first six innings holding the visitors to three runs on three hits while fanning 11.  Cubs held a 5-3 lead after six but Metaline took the lead, 7-5, with four unearned runs in the top of the seventh. Nelson rallied for three in the bottom of the frame and added three more in the eighth. Metaline made it close with three of their own in the top of the ninth.

Long (L) and Steel
Smith, Brinley (W) (7) and Richardson

(May 24)   With several new players in the lineup, Metaline Falls evened its record with Nelson downing the lake city nine 4-2 before a large turnout in the Washington community Sunday afternoon.  DeHuff, who relieved starter Long in the third inning, blanked the Canadians the rest of the way for the win. Shortstop Eddie Waterer led the Cubs with two hits, both doubles.

Carlson, Brinley (7) and xxx
Long, DeHuff (W) (3) and xxx

(June 17)   Playing at Nelson, Salmo scored a pair in the first inning and added two more in the second en route to a 7-4 victory over the Cubs. Down 5-4 in the 8th inning, Nelson loaded the bases with none out but failed the score. Salmo added insurance runs in the ninth as reliever George Niblow doubled and Rusty Gibbon smacked a homer.

McDougall, Avis, Niblow (6) and Hale
Smith (L) and Richardson

(June 21)   At Butler Park in Trail, Nelson New Grand Cubs pulled out a 9-5 win over Saskalico in spite of giving up 15 hits.  Bill Kirby, Chuck Jeffs and Carlson each had three safeties for Nelson while Johnson smacked three for Saskalico. Jeffs also walked twice to reach base in all five plate appearances. Each of the first four batters in the home squad's lineup, Cameron, Jensen, Euerby and Mainland, had two hits.  Jensen was injured in the seventh inning when he ran into a tree in right field trying to make a catch of Kirby's drive which went for a double.

Carlson (W) and Richardson
Benoit (L) and Marshall

(June 28)   Southpaw Steve Smith fashioned a two-hit shutout Sunday to pitch Nelson Cubs to a 3-0 victory over Canada Billiards of Trail.  Smith, while he walked five, set down 11 by strikeouts.  Nelson touched Scotty Ross for seven hits including a run-scoring triple by Mel Whittles and two-baggers by Bill Kirby and "Fat" Richardson.

Ross (L) and Woodridge
Smith (W) and Richardson

(July 1)   Salmo eked out a 6-5 triumph over Ymir after the visitors had taken an early 2-0 lead.  George Niblow fanned nine and issued just one free pass in going the route for the win.

Miller (L) and xxx
Niblow (W) and xxx

(July 12)  Taking advantage of sloppy play by the visiting Spokane Boge Bakery nine Nelson Cubs used numerous squeeze plays as part of a potent offense to trounce the Americans 15-7 Sunday afternoon at the Recreation Grounds. Steve Smith hurled the first seven frames for Nelson and struck out 13 batters while issuing one walk and nine hits good for five Spokane runs.  Carlson, who had a triple and single for the winners, finished up the mound duties.

Covich, Chatham and Ressa, Giesler
Smith (W), Carlson and Richardson

(July 15)   Detroit Colored Giants put down a Nelson rally in the ninth inning Wednesday to escape with a 4-3 verdict over Nelson seniors.  With a run in, two on and two out in the bottom of the ninth, the Giants brought in ace hurler Red Knuckles to relieve starter Parnell.  Steve Smith fouled off several good pitches before hitting a high fly in foul territory which Parnell, now at third, gathered in to end the contest. Shortstop Big Bill Smith of the Giants was the hitting star of the game with a homer to deep right field in the fourth inning and a longer blast over the left field fence in the sixth. The ball cleared the trees beyond the fence and landed on Front Street in front of the Wood, Vallance warehouse. However, because of the local ground rule, it went for just two bases.  Nelson catcher Gordon Richardson whacked a double and two singles to lead the Cubs. Andy Anderson, who came over from Trail to suit up for Nelson, made two hits.  The game attracted one of the largest crowds of the season.

Parnell (W), Knuckles (9) and Larkins
Smith (L) and Richardson

(July 26)   Playing on the American side of the border, Salmo romped to a 14-4 victory over Sullivan Lake Sunday. George Niblow pitched a steady game for the win.

Niblow (W) and Hale
Richards (L) and Bowen

(July 26)   Steve Smith whiffed a dozen in seven innings Sunday afternoon for Nelson Cubs in a 10-4 win over Spokane Colored Monarchs. The lefty allowed three hits and a pair of runs with most of the damage in the first inning. Smith fanned seven straight in the early innings and in the second he fanned three batters on ten pitches. He also led the team's attack with four hits, three of them doubles, two which cleared the left field fence. Burnette and Harris each had two hits for the Monarchs.

Harris (L) and Bastell, Burnette
Smith (W), Slever (8) and Richardson

(July 28)   Nelson Cubs got the jump on the Colored House of David Tuesday evening with three runs in the third inning but the visitors rallied with four in the sixth on the way to a 6-3 decision. The game featured a 19 strikeout performance by losing pitcher Steve Smith. The lefty allowed seven hits, including a homer by Crump the House of David catcher and two triples by left fielder Fisher. Smith was hurt by five free passes. Lomax, who had two doubles for the winners, held the Cubs to four hits and struck out 12 in pitching the full nine frames. With all the strikeouts, Nelson had just one assist in the entire game and that from catcher Gordon Richardson who threw out a runner at third base. In the final inning Crump caught Lomax's pitches while seated in a folding chair.

Lomas (W) and Crump
Smith (L) and Richardson

(August 9)   Pounding out 17 hits Nelson Cubs whipped Trail 8-3 Sunday afternoon. Euerby, Waterer and Asbell each rapped three safeties with Asbell collecting a triple and double. Steve Smith scattered eight hits and fanned nine in hurling for the Cubs.  Fairbairn and Scotty Ross each had two hits for Trail.

Fairbairn (L), Ross (8) and Mainland
Smith (W) and Richardson

(August 16)   George Niblow returned to the mound for Salmo after being away for several games and pitched the locals to an 11-6 win over Rossland. The fifth inning was the big frame for Salmo when they combined a homer by McDougall, a couple of two-baggers by Grundy and Leipshier and two errors to score five times. 

Hambly (L) and Lefevre
Niblow (W) and Hale

(August 26)   Trail's Eastern Washington entry wrapped up its season with a convincing 14-2 exhibition win over Nelson.  Lefty Fairbairn ended the summer on a high note hitting for the cycle with a single, double, triple and homer in five trips to the plate.  He also scored three times. Harry Rothery added three hits and three runs and Rube DeMore had a pair of safeties and three scores.  Cliff Bogstie allowed just five hits and whiffed 12 in going all the way for Trail.  Steve Smith was supposed to oppose Bogstie but a sore arm kept him on the shelf. Jim Miller of Ymir went the route for Nelson being touched for 14 hits.  Albert Euerby, former Trail and Grand Forks player, picked up two hits for the losers.

Bogstie (W) and Decembrini
Miller (L) and Richardson


(June 14)   In one of the most exciting games of the season, Burton traveled to New Denver Sunday and came out with a 7-4 triumph. 

J.McCormack (W) and C.Marshall
P.Alywin (L) and J.Sanderson

(June 21)   Home runs by centre fielder W.Hubert and second baseman Harding highlighted the Burton attack in a 12-3 victory over New Denver.

L.Johnson (W) and C.Marshall
xxx and xxx


(July 5)  Cranbrook took a 5-0 lead then held off a late charge by Fernie to notch a 5-3 win Sunday at Cranbrook. Proceeds from these exhibition games are to be used to buy uniforms for the local team. 

(July 5)   Creston ran into one bad inning, the ninth, at Kimberley Sunday and lost a pitcher's duel 4-3. Ray Humble had an outstanding game until the final frame when he weakened slightly and with loose fielding the home squad snatched the victory. 

(August 10)  By a 4-2 margin, Kimberley defeated the touring Detroit Colored Giants in an eight inning contest at Lindsay Park Monday.  Henry Bey scattered ten hits and fanned 11 in going the route on the hill. He pitched out of several holes including the fifth when he struck out Smith with the bases loaded.  Roseman led the visitors with three hits.

xxx and xxx
H.Bey and Keiver


(May 24)   The Elk Valley Farmers downed Natal 6-4 in the first exhibition game of the season at Natal.  Lefty Brandis hurled three-hit ball for the winners but was in trouble several times as he issued seven free passes. J.Letasy crushed a three-run homer in the seventh inning for the margin of victory.

Brandis (W) and Turlik
T.Krall (L), Halko (6) and Billy

(May 31)  Natal-Michel came from behind to dump Coleman 8-4 before a fair crowd at Natal. The visitors took a 4-1 lead on starter John Halko before Natal rallied for the win. Tom Krall who picked up the win in relief helped his cause with a pair of two-baggers.

Milley (L) and J.Kapalka
J.Halko, T.Krall (W) (5) and A.Billy

(June 14)  Fernie notched a pair of wins as the squad opened the season with wins at Coleman and Hillcrest. In the first game Peters swatted a homer to lead Fernie to an 8-3 win. Tied 1-1 at the end of eight inning in the second game, Fernie scored three in the 9th to down the Hillcrest Juniors 4-1.  Hillcrest is in the running for the Alberta junior championship.

(June 19)   Bunching five hits with two Michel errors in the ninth, Blairmore Canucks shaded Michel 6-5 Friday. After the tying run had scored on singles by Vangotsinoven, Tony Vejprava and John Chala, the Michel manager signaled for the next batter to be walked. Krall threw two high and wide balls but on the next pitch, Chala reached out and drove one to left field to send his brother John home with the deciding marker.  In the top of the ninth Michel loaded the bases with one out but a double play got the Canucks out of trouble. Philip Houbregs allowed 12 hits but managed to go the route for the win.

Krall (L) and Turlik
Houbregs (W) and Andy Chala

(June 19)   Natal-Michel made it two straight over Coleman, this time by a 10-6 margin. A few days previous at Coleman it was 5--3. Coleman appeared to have the game in hand leading 6-3 after seven innings. But Natal-Michel ran wild in the 8th to score seven times to wrap up the victory. A.Androlick had the big blow for the winners with a three-run homer.

Yagos, Wilson (3), Fields (8) and Atkinson
Halko, L.Krall (W) (7) and Billy

(June 21)   Fernie captured another pair of wins Sunday downing Elk Valley 9-0 in an exhibition game and then taking a 9-7 decision from Coleman in a league contest.

Brandis (L) and Turlik
Riley (W) and Steinert

LaFleur (L) and Atkinson
Bossio (W) and Steinert

(June 24)  Coleman Cubs scored seven runs in the first two innings and cruised to a 13 to 6 victory over the Canucks at Blairmore. The contest featured 25 hits and 15 errors.  LaFleur scattered 11 hits in going the distance for the pitching win. It was Blairmore's first defeat after four straight wins.

LaFleur (W) and Gates
Dopek (L), Houbregs and A.Chala

(June 28)   Elick of Hillcrest held Michel to just four hits Sunday and Hillcrest scored three runs in the 8th inning to notch a 5-2 win. 

Elick (W) and Morris
T.Krall (L) and Billy

(June 28)   Philip Houbregs fired a no-hitter Sunday evening as Blairmore Canucks blanked Coleman 4-0. He allowed just one base runner, on an error.  Yagos, hurling for the Cubs allowed just seven hits.

Houbregs (W) and A.Chala
Yagos (L) and Gates

(June 29)   Natal-Michel came from behind to dump Hillcrest 10-4. The visitors took a 2-0 lead in the first inning on Kubasek's double with two aboard.  In the fourth Gatto belted a homer off Louis Krall.  Natal-Michel broke loose in the fifth inning for seven runs to take the lead for good. 

Tabor, S.Price and Gatto
L.Krall, T.Krall and Billy

(July 1)   Fernie captured $50 top money at a five-team tournament at Hosmer downing Coleman 9-4 in the final. In the opening game Fernie topped Elk Valley 3 to 1. Coleman scored a pair in the final frame with two out to edge Natal 5-4.

(July 5)  Natal-Michel roared back from an 7-0 deficit to whip Blairmore 13-8 Sunday. After rebounding with three runs in the fifth and a pair in the 6th, Natal put the game away with an eight-run outburst in the 7th, highlighted by a two-run homer by P.Zeith. Tom Krall came to the rescue of brother Louis in the fifth and blanked the Canucks the rest of the way to register the win.

Dobek, Shannon (7) and A.Chala
L.Krall, T.Krall (W) (5) and Billy

(July 15)  A six-run 8th inning carried Blairmore to a 15-8 triumph over Hillcrest Wednesday. The Canucks rapped 14 hits. Tom Dobek picked up the pitching win in a relief role.

Mills, Tabor (7), Elick (8) and Gatto
Houbregs, Dobek (W) (8) and A.Chala

Blairmore   5 - 3
Michel      4 - 2
Hillcrest   4 - 4
Coleman     2 - 5

(August 5)  Natal-Michel broke open a 1-0 game with eight runs in the 7th inning en route to a 10-6 victory over Hillcrest Wednesday.

T.Krall (W) and Billy
Mills (L) and Gatto

(August 9)  Blairmore slaughtered Natal-Michel 23-9 before a large crowd at the Natal ball park to pull to within one point of first place in the Crow's Nest Pass loop. The two teams are to meet again Thursday with the contest to determine the league pennant winner. The clubs combined for 36 hits, 22 by the winners, who also took good advantage of seven Natal errors. Shortstop Katrichak had a two-run homer for the losers.

T.Krall (L), L.Krall (3), J.Halko (7) and xxx
Dobek (W), Houbregs (6), Shannon (9) and xxx

(August 13)  With first place at stake in the final league game of the Crow's Nest Pass League Tom Dobek fired a three-hitter Thursday to lead Blairmore to a 9-0 decision over Natal-Michel.  The winners bunched their nine hits to combine with Michael errors to plate four runs in the fourth and another four in the seventh for the win. Tom Krall yielded nine hits in taking the loss. Philip Houbregs finished for the Canucks.

T.Krall (L) and Billy
T.Dobek (W), Houbregs and A.Chala

Final Standings
Blairmore  8 - 3
Michel     7 - 5
Hillcrest  5 - 7
Coleman    3 - 8

(August 17)   In the opening game of the Crow's Nest Pass final, Blairmore notched a 6-4 victory behind the eight-hit effort of Houbregs who rang up 11 strikeouts. The Canucks managed 10 hits off a pair of Michel-Natal moundsmen. Each team committed six errors.

Brandis, Halko and Billy
Houbregs (W) and Chala

(August 19)  Blairmore and Natal-Michel battled to an 11-11 draw in the second game of a best-of-five series for the Crow's Nest Pass championship. The thrilling contest saw Natal score a pair in the bottom of the ninth for the tie.

Dobek, Houbregs (7) and Chala
Sadlish, T.Krall (3) and Billy

(August 21)   Blairmore wiped out a 3-0 deficit with five runs in the fourth inning and coasted to a 9-4 win over Michael in the Crow's Nest playoffs.  The Canucks pounded John Halko for 14 hits while Philip Houbregs and Tom Dobek combined to hold the visitors to seven.

Halko (L) and Turlik
Houbregs, Dobek and A.Chala

(August 23)   Blairmore Canucks captured the Crow's Nest championship Sunday squeaking by Natal-Michel 3-2 to take the best-of-five series in four games, three wins and a tie.  Shannon hurled a four-hitter for the win while the Krall brothers, Louis and Tom allowed just five hits. 

Shannon (W) and xxx
T.Krall (L), L.Krall (7) and xxx

(August 30)   In a benefit double-header to raise funds for a league trophy, Blairmore-Hillcrest downed Coleman-Michel 8-6 in the first game. In the evening game, Philip Houbregs fired a one-hitter as Blairmore-Hillcrest won, 9-2.

(September 6-7)   Blairmore Canucks captured top money in the Fernie Labour Day Tournament Monday downing Fernie 3-2 in the final. In a pitcher's duel, Tom Krall of the Canucks bested Piro of the host club. Blairmore opened the six-team tourney with an 11-1 win over Elk Valley while Fernie drubbed Coleman and walloped Creston. Blairmore, with Philip Houbregs pitching superbly, downed Kimberley 6-1.

(September 20)   Blairmore won their second trophy of the season Sunday in downing Hillcrest in the final of a post-league series for the Goddard Cup recently donated by Goddard Hardware of Blairmore. The Canucks had previously won the Ken Ringland Cup, emblematic of the Crow's Nest Pass League championship, donated by the well-known Lethbridge businessman and sportsman. In the preliminary rounds, Hillcrest downed Coleman 6-1 and Blairmore won by default when Michel failed to show.

Mills (W) and Gatto
McIntosh (L), Marconi and Gates, Denny

In the final, Hillcrest jumped into a 4-0 lead in the first inning on two hits, a walk and three errors. But Blairmore responded with two in the sixth, another pair in the seventh and scored the winner in the 8th. Tom Dobek and Philip Houbregs combined to hold Hillcrest to four hits.

Tabor (L) and Elick
Dobek, Houbregs and A.Chala

(October 4)  In a dandy pitching duel, Blairmore Canucks topped Hillcrest 2-1 in a challenge game between the Crow's Nest Pass senior champions and the Alberta Junior champs.  Tom Dobek for the Canucks, with a five-hitter for the win, and Marconi, with a four-hitter for the juniors, handled the hurling.  Hillcrest opened the scoring in the fifth when Panek doubled, advanced on an error and raced home when Dobek overthrew third. Blairmore got both their runs in the 6th, bunching three singles with two outs.  Vangotsinoven scored the tying run and Herman crossed the plate with the winner on Kemp's single.

Marconi (L) and Marcolin, Elick
Dobek (W) and A.Chala


(May 31)   The Highland-Bell Miners of Beaverdell opened the season with a 10-0 exhibition win over Midway. Resplendent in their new green-on-white uniforms, the Miners turned in an excellent performance.  Harold Cousins and M.Crowe combined on the shutout. Cousins went five innings allowing just one hit while fanning 13. Crowe gave up one hit in his two innings of work while adding two strikeouts. First sacker J.Cousins led the offense with two hits and two runs.

H.Cousins (W), M.Crowe (6) and E.Christie
Roberts (L), Eveleth (4) and Tommett

(June 21)   Beaverdell rallied with four runs in the ninth inning to come from behind to down Midway 8-7 in the first league game of the summer.  Second baseman A.Day paced a 14-hit attack with three safeties.  With the count 1-1, Beaverdell took the lead in the sixth as catcher E.Christie and Day clouted three-baggers and E.Staples got a single to make it 4-1. However Midway replied with four runs on three errors in the bottom of the sixth and two more in the seventh to take a 7-4 margin into the final frame. H.Cousins, in relief of M.Crowe, blanked the home squad in the last two innings to register the win.

M.Crowe (W), H.Cousins (8) and E.Christie
R.,Eveleth (L) and McCanly

(June 28)   H.Cousins shutout Kelowna on just three hits as the Highland Bell Miners of Beaverdell posted a 1-0 victory at Kelowna.  The lone run came in the second inning when E.Cousins singled, stole second and third and scored on a sacrifice fly by A.Day.  Waddell, a southpaw from Winnipeg, was undefeated this season until meeting the Miners who managed six hits.

H.Cousins (W) and xxx
Waddell (L) and xxx

(June 28)   Beaverdell remained unbeaten Sunday pounding out 18 hits in trouncing Greenwood 19-3.  The Highland Bell Miners sport a record of two league wins, two exhibition wins and no losses.

(July 12)   The Highland Bell Miners of Beaverdell emerged as undefeated champions of the West Boundary League scoring twice in the bottom of the ninth to shade Midway 6-5. E.Christie plated the tying run when when Tonnett juggled a batted ball before throwing home. H.Cousins came home with the winner when catcher McCauly dropped the ball with Cousins in a hot box between third and home. H.Cousins fanned 18 while allowing eight hits in going the route for the win.  Eveleth took the loss giving up nine hits. H.Cousins and A.Day each had two hits and two runs for Beaverdell.  Jackson, the Midway centre fielder, had three hits. 

Eveleth (L) and McCauly
H.Cousins (W) and E.Christie


(May 10)   Hedley opened the 1936 season with a win at Keremeos defeating the locals 9-7. A four-run outburst in the third inning gave Hedley the lead. Clarke knocked in three runs with a four-bagger to right field and Kerr drove in Neil.  Keremeos rallied with a pair in the bottom of the inning as Crooker doubled in Van Blaricorn and Innis and scored another in the fourth on an error.  They evened the count in the fifth on hits by Crooker and the Campbell brothers.  Each team plated a run in the sixth to make it 5-5.  In the 8th, with two on base, Proctor leaned into one and made it around the bases as the ball got by the left fielder. Keremeos got one back in the 8th and both teams scored in the 9th to make the final, 9-7.

W.Corrigan (W) and Ramer
A.Mills, Ross (L) (8) and Innis

(July 26)   Borrowing hurler Mills from Keremeos, Penticton downed Hedley 11-4 in an exhibition tilt Sunday at the mining town.  Mills allowed just two hits through seven innings before leaving with an arm injury. Moran swung the heavy lumber for the winners with a homer, three singles and three runs scored in five trips to the plate. Moore also had four hits. Cuzzocrea, at shortstop, punched out three hits and scored three times. Mills also had three safeties as Penticton collected twenty hits overall.

Mills (W), Gilbey (8) and Dagg
Corrigan (L), Edwards and Hamby, Colderonie, S.Hamley


Trail’s senior team, augmented with outside Canadian player personnel, ventured into semi-pro competition in 1936 by joining the Eastern Washington Baseball League, comprised essentially of semi-pro teams from Spokane and area. They held their own in the six-team loop, finishing with a 12 and 10 record, good enough for third place.

(April 26)
Medical Lake 1 vs Spokane Silver Loaf 3
Brown (L) and Metrovich
Snyder (W) and Joy

(April 26)
Spokane Sons of Italy 2 vs Medical Lake 8
Stout (L), Hoffman (4) and Molitor
Johnson (W), Brown (7) and Metrovich

(April 26)
Ritzville 10 vs Deer Park 0
Kadalec (W), Salo (9) and Danekas
Duval (L), Long, Corbin and M. Shaw

(May 3) 
Ritzville 1 vs Spokane Silver Loaf 4
Salo (L) and Danekas
Snyder (W) and Joy

(May 3)
Spokane Silver Loaf 5 vs Spokane Sons of Italy 6
Westerman (L) and Joy
Stout (W) and Molitor

(May 3)
Deer Park 3 vs Medical Lake 8
xxx (L) and xxx
Waugh (W) and xxx

(May 9)  Trail manager Hank Lauriente's club is being strengthened with two new players expected to arrive this weekend. Carl Loblick, a towering right-hander from Edmonton, is just 21 and possesses a burning fast ball, a fast breaking curve and good control.  Catcher "Jo Jo" McCarthy comes to Trail from the Arnold & Quigley squad in the Vancouver senior league. The Eastern Washington League, a strong semi-pro loop, works as a farm for the Pacific Coast League. Trail would join five American teams - Silver Loaf and Sons of italy of Spokane, Medical Lake, Ritzville and Deer Park.

(May 10)   Behind the five-hit pitching of veteran Rube DeMore Trail made its debut in the Eastern Washington loop a winning one, 4-3 over Deer Park. Harry Rothery, Slivers Decembrini and Bill Fisher each had a double and single with Rothery knocking in Tick Hall with the winning marker in the eighth inning.  Babe Adams, an import submariner from Louisville, KY, was outstanding for Deer Park in a losing cause.

DeMore (W), Bogstie (9) and xxx
Adams (L) and xxx

(May 10)
Spokane Sons of Italy 5 vs Spokane Silver Loaf 7 (game #1)
Stout (L) and Molitor
Snyder (W) and Joy
HR – Buckley (Silver Loaf)

Spokane Silver Loaf 11 vs Spokane Sons of Italy 1 (game #2)
Westerman (W) and Joy
Yandle (L) and Molitor
HR – Molitor (Sons of Italy)

(May 17)   Preceded by a parade and opening day ceremonies, Trail's baseball season got underway with a bang at Butler Park with a 12-2 drubbing of Deer Park, Washington.  Lefty Fairbairn was the big gun for Trail banging out a home run and three singles while drawing a walk in five trips to the plate.  Jo-Jo McCarthy and Slivers Decembrini also had four-baggers.  Arvenson clouted a circuit blow for the Americans in the ninth.  Carl Loblick went six innings for the win yielding five hits and a walk. Cliff Bogstie fanned five in his three innings of relief.

Adams (L), Reid (2), Hanson (4) and xxx
Loblick (W), Bogstie (7) and xxx

(May 17)
Ritzville 2 vs Spokane Sons of Italy 11 (game #1)
Salo (L), Sonedecker (6) and Danekas
Stout (W) and Molitor
HR – Haug (Sons of Italy)

Spokane Sons of Italy 4 vs Ritzville 7 (game #2)
Hoffman (L) and Molitor
Kadalec (W) and Danekas 

(May 17)
Spokane Silver Loaf 4 vs Medical Lake 9
Snyder (L), Westerman and Joy
Waugh (W), Wry and Metrovich 
HR – Prudente (Medical Lake) 

(May 24)  Jimmy Kadlec allowed ten hits, walked six with just one strikeout but it was enough to register his fourth straight mound victory as Ritzville scored three in the 8th to down Trail 6-5 Sunday. Cliff Bogstie also gave up ten hits in taking the loss. "Slivers" Decembrini was outstanding for Trail making several fine plays in the field and leading the hit parade with two doubles and a single.  His double in the seventh with the sacks loaded drove in a pair. 

Bogstie (L) and McCarthy
Kadlec (W) and Danekas

(May 24)
Deer Park 0 vs Medical Lake 5
xxx (L) and xxx
xxx (W) and xxx 

(May 31)  Tick Hall's 8th inning bases loaded double scored Bill Fisher and Lefty Fairbairn to plate the winning run in Trail's 7-5 victory over Sons of Italy of Spokane. Jimmy Morris added an insurance run on an error. Slivers Decembrini led an 11-hit attack with three safeties.  Hank Haugh belted a homer for Spokane. Cliff Bogstie held the Americans to five hits and compiled seven strikeouts.

Bogstie (W) and Fisher
Stout (L) and Molitor

(May 31)
Deer Park 2 vs Spokane Silver Loaf 5 (game #1)
Duvall (L) and Shaw
Snyder (W) and Holsten

Deer Park 9 vs Spokane Silver Loaf 10 (game #2)
Hanson, Perrins (L) and M. Shaw
Westerman, Damon, Snyder (W) and Holsten

(May 31)
Medical Lake 5 vs Ritzville 2
Brown (W) and Metrovich
Kadalec (L) and Diemer 

(June 7)   Trail posted its fourth win in five games crushing Deer Park 12-3 with a 15-hit attack at Deer Park. Bill Fisher smacked five hits in five trips for the winners and Hugh Horswill added four safeties, two of them doubles.  Slivers Decembrini had a two-run triple and a single. Rube DeMore made the fielding gem of the day in the third inning with the bases full. On Brown's long drive to centre, DeMore leaped high in the air on the dead run to make the catch and end the threat. Cliff Bogstie hurled a solid game for Trail yielding but five hits although his control was inconsistent as he walked six and fanned nine.

Bogstie (W) and Fisher
Noble (L), Dervall (4) and Shaw

(June 7)
Medical Lake vs Spokane Sons of Italy (doubleheader) – rained out

(June 7)
Spokane Silver Loaf 6 vs Ritzville 3
xxx (W) and xxx
Kadalec (L), Salo and xxx

(June 14)  State Hospital of Medical Lake dropped Trail 8-3 Sunday at Butler Park handing the home squad their second loss of the season.  Haynes, Mayers, McKain and Prudente each contributed two hits for the visitors. Bo Brown scattered ten hits in going all the way on the mound for Medical Lake. The hits included a homer by Lefty Fairbairn and a triple by Rube DeMoreCliff Bogstie surrendered nine hits in taking the loss.

Brown (W) and Metrovich
Bogstie (L), Smith (8) and Fisher

(June 14)
Ritzville 3 vs Deer Park 5
Salo (L) and Danekas
Christy (W) and M. Shaw

(June 18)
Medical Lake 4 vs Deer Park 6
Wry (L) and Metrovich
Duvall, Christy (W) (8) and M. Shaw

(June 21)  Playing in Spokane Sunday, Trail split a twin-bill winning the opener 9-5 and dropping a 2-1 decision to Silver Loaf in the second. Trail wrapped up the first game in the fourth inning smacking five successive singles to net six runs.  Steve Smith, although wild at times, pitched well fanning nine batsmen.  In the 8th with the bases loaded and none out he struck out two and got an easy ground out to end the inning. Smith and Tick Hall were the best batters for the winners each getting three hits.  Dean Joy, the Spokane backstop, had four safeties in five attempts.

Smith (W) and Fisher
Snyder (L), Carter (4) and Joy

In the seven-inning second game, Silver Loaf scored in the first and third and held off a late charge by Trail to take the 2-1 victory. Lefty Carter, the Washington State college player acquired by Silver Loaf, was outstanding in hurling the triumph. Cliff Bogstie, who pitched out of a bases-load, none out, jam in the fifth was saddled with the loss.

Bogstie (L) and Fisher
Carter (W) and Joy

(June 21)
Deer Park 10 vs Medical Lake 6
Christy (W) and M. Shaw
Brown (L), Waugh, Wry and Metrovich

(June 28)  Cliff Bogstie whiffed 15 in blanking Ritzville 6-0 with a five-hitter Sunday at Butler Park. Trail batsmen enjoyed a big day as they touched Salo for nine safeties, including a home run by Hughie Horswill and a two-run triple by Gordie McTeer.  Thirteen cars of Ritzville supporters and a truck load from Metaline Falls were on hand. Trail played errorless ball for the second straight game.

Bogstie (W) and McTeer, Fisher (6)
Salo (L), Kadlec (8) and Danekas

Medical Lake 6 vs Sokane Sons of Italy 4 (game #1)
Wrye (W) and Metrovich
Westerman (L), Molitor (8) and Molitor, Stan (8)
HR – Scarpelli (Sons of Italy)

Medical Lake 4 vs Spokane Sons of Italy 1 (game #2)
Brown (W) and Metrovich
Stout (L) and Molitor

(June 28)
Spokane Silver Loaf 4 vs Deer Park 2
Snyder (W) and Joy
Duvall (L), Christy (9) and M. Shaw

(July 1)   Pounding three Trail hurlers for 32 hits, State Hospital ruined Dominion Day for the Canadians by taking both ends of a Butler Park double-header 13-4 and 8-5. The Americans rapped 19 hits off Rube DeMore in the seven-inning opener scoring twice in the opening frame and four more in the second to put the game on ice early. Third sacker Prudente, pitcher Waugh and right fielder Conway each collected three safeties. Haynes knocked in four runs with a triple and double. Prudente had three runs batted in with his triple and two singles.

DeMore (L) and McTeer
Waugh (W), Wrye (5) and Metrovich

State Hospital again jumped into an early lead in the second game scoring three in the first inning. But, after Trail rallied to tie in the third and go ahead 5-4 in the fifth, State rallied for three in the 7th and another in the 8th for the 8-5 victory. Haynes and Mayer led a 13-hit offensive each with two hits and two runs. Coulter knocked in four with a double and single. Haynes had the biggest hit of the game when he drove one to deep centre field. Trying to stretch it into a homer, he was thrown out at the plate. Waugh, who started and got credit for the win in the first game, picked up the win in the second after relieving in the 7th inning.  DeMore collected three hits for Trail giving him five for the double-header.

Loblick (L), Bogstie (8) and Fisher
Wrye, Brown (3) , Waugh (7) and Prudente

(July 4)
Medical Lake 5 vs Ritzville 0
xxx (W) and xxx
xxx (L) and xxx

(July 4-5)   Trail broke even in their two game weekend swing when they defeated Deer Park 11-4 Saturday before losing to Medical Lake 17-6 on Sunday.

(July 5)
Deer Park 5 vs Ritzville 2
xxx (W) and xxx
xxx (L) and xxx

(July 5)
Spokane Sons of Italy 8 vs Spokane Silver Loaf 5
Stout (W) and Molitor
Carter (L), Snyder (2) and Joy

(July 11)   Archie Buckley, the playing manager of the Silver Loaf Bakery, has taken over the lead in the batting race in the Eastern Washington League with a .429 mark.  Statistician Les McGahn reported Buckley's two for four last weekend against Sons of Italy moved him up seven points to top Neil McKain of State Hospital.

              G AB  R  H   PCT
Buckey S.L.  13 49  6 21  .429

McKain S.H.  13 52  7 22  .423
Joy S.L.     11 40  7 16  .400
Mayer S.H.   13 54 12 21  .389
Reed D.P.     6 26  4 10  .385
Coulter S.H. 13 50 12 10  .380

(July 12)   Trail ran up a 4-1 lead and held off an 8th inning rally by Silver Loaf of Spokane to post a 4-3 victory before a large crowd at Butler Park. Cliff Bogstie held the visitors to three hits while Bogstie's mates rapped a dozen of lefty George Snyder.  Second baseman Jimmy Morris smacked a double and single and scored a pair. Trail potted the eventual winning marker in the sixth as Morris and Gordie McTeer knocked two-baggers and Harry Rothery singled.

Snyder (L) and Joy
Bogstie (W) and McTeer

(July 12)
Medical Lake 16 vs Spokane Sons of Italy 8 (game #1)
Waugh (W), Wry and Metrovich
Stout (L) and Molitor
HR – Conway (Medical Lake)

Spokane Sons of Italy 4 vs Medical Lake 5 (game #2)
Molitor (L) and Stan
Wry (W) and Metrovich
HR – Scarpelli (Sons of Italy)

(July 12)
Ritzville 2 vs Deer Park 3
xxx (L) and xxx
xxx (W) and xxx

(July 14)   Before the largest crowd of the season at Butler Park, Trail upended the touring Detroit Colored Giants 8-4 as Hugh Horswill and Bill Fisher belted homers and Carl Loblick held the visitors to seven hits. Eddie Crellin led Trail with three hits and two runs batted in.  Rube DeMore, Tick Hall, and Horswill each had two safeties.

Baker (L) and Larkins
Loblick (W) and Fisher

(July 19)   Erasing a 7-0 deficit, Trail roared from behind Sunday at Medical Lake to upset the first place Americans 9-7 as Carl Loblick relieved starter Cliff Bogstie in the third with Trail down by seven runs.  He held the opposition to three hits and no runs the rest of the way.  Trail rallied for five runs in the fifth inning to blast Charlie Wrye off the hill. Bo Brown, just signed by Oakland of the coast league for next season, replaced the Hospital ace but gave up three in the seventh and another in the ninth to take the loss. Slivers Decembrini singled to left to score Hugh Horswill with the winning run. Horswill paced the offense with four of Trail's 12 hits. 

Bogstie, Loblick (W) (3) and McTeer
Wrye, Brown (L) (5) and Metrovich

(July 19)
Deer Park 1 vs Spokane Sons of Italy 5 (game #1)
Duvall (L) and Beaulieu, Schully
Stout (W) and Molitor

Spokane Sons of Italy 9 vs Deer Park 8 (game #2)
Reese, Molitor (W) and Stan
Christy (L) and Schully
HR – Sacco (Sons of Italy)

(July 19)
Spokane Silver Loaf 3 vs Ritzville 2
Snyder (W) and Joy
Salo (L) and Danekas

(July 26)   Under a blazing sun at Butler Park Sunday, Cliff Bogstie put on a pitching clinic firing a four-hit shutout with 16 strikeouts as Trail won its fourth straight, 3-0 over Deer Park.  The left-hander walked a pair and breezed through the Americans' lineup until the ninth when Shaw doubled and Lowry drew a free pass with one out. But Bogstie fanned Max Bishop and Milo LaFrance to end the game. Slivers Decembrini smacked a homer in the fifth for the only offense Bogstie would need. Veteran Emmett Christy yielded eight hits in going the distance for Dee Park.

Christy (L) and Schulley, Shaw
Bogstie (W) and Fisher

(July 26)
Ritzville 4 vs Spokane Silver Loaf 9 (game #1)
Sonnedecker (L) and Danekas
Snyder (W) and Joy
HR – Buckley (Silver Loaf)

Spokane Silver Loaf 10 vs Ritzville 6 (game #2)
Rehn (W), Carter and Joy
Salo (L) and Danekas

(July 26)
Spokane Sons of Italy 3 vs Medical Lake 10
Molitor (L) and Scarpelli
Brown (W) and Metrovich

(July 29)   Before an enthusiastic crowd of 2,000, Van Dyke's Colored House of David defeated Trail 8-2 Wednesday afternoon at Butler Park.  After battling to a 1-1 draw for four innings, the visitors broke loose for three in the fifth and were never headed.  Centre fielder Surratt provided the highlight for the Van Dykes with a homer in the 8th. Charlie Crump, Porter and Fisher each had a double and single.  Clint Hodges poked a double and two singles for Trail. Each team had ten hits. Carl Loblick fanned ten in going the route for the losers.

Fisher, Porter (W) (4) and Crump
Loblick (L) and Fisher

(August 2)    With an 18-hit attack, Trail battered Spokane's Sons of Italy 9-1 in the opening game of a double-header in Spokane Sunday, however, all the talk was of Cliff Bogstie's spectacular hurling. The left-hander rang up 16 strikeouts for the second consecutive game and he's attracted the attention of big league scouts. Bogstie won a tryout with the Cincinnati Reds. Outfielder Eddie Crellin led the offense with four hits, including a pair of two-baggers. First baseman Slivers Decembrini gathered three safeties, a double and two singles, and third sacker Harry Rothery laced three singles.

Bogstie (W) and McTeer
Stout (L) and Molitor

Spokane rebounded to win the nightcap 7-4 behind the two-hit pitching of Warden.

Smith (L) and Hodges
Warden (W) and Molitor

(August 2)
Spokane Silver Loaf 4 vs Deer Park 2
Rehn (W) and Joy
Christy (L) and M. Shaw

(August 2)
Medical Lake 5 vs Ritzville 3
Wrye (W) and Metrovich
Salo (L) and Danekas

(August 9)   Cliff Bogstie allowed just three hits, but seven walks, two hit batsmen, stolen bases and three Trail errors helped Silver Loaf of Spokane to a 5-3 victory at Butler Park.  Southpaw George Snyder held Trail to seven hits in twirling the nine innings for the winners. He issued just one free pass and fanned eight. Bogstie had seven strikeouts. Spokane's initial marker came in the first inning when the leadoff man, McInnis, was hit by a pitch advanced on a sacrifice and scored on an infield error.  In the second inning, Bilow, the first batter, was hit by a pitch and was safe at second when Bogstie threw wild in an attempt to nab him. A bunt moved the runner to third and Snyder's sacrifice fly brought in the run.  Another sac fly scored Nethercutt in the fourth. In the fifth, McInnis drew a walk, stole second and came home on Buckley's single. The final Spokane run came in the sixth as Damon walked, stole second and scored on Pete Day's two-bagger. 

Snyder (W) and Joy
Bogstie (L) and McTeer

(August 9)
Ritzville 8 vs Spokane Sons of Italy 21 (game #1)
Main (L), Salo (4) and Danekas
Molitor (W) and Stan

Spokane Sons of Italy 9 vs Ritzville 7 (game #2)
Sandham (W) and Molitor
Main (L) and Danekas
HR – Scarpelli (Sons of Italy)

(August 9)
Medical Lake 18 vs Deer Park 6
Brown, Wry (W) and Metrovich
Duvall, Christy, Thurber and M. Shaw
HR – Mayer (Medical Lake)

(August 13)  Left fielder Eddie Crellin banged out a bases-loaded homer in the sixth and final inning to give Trail a 9-8 victory over the barnstorming Detroit Colored Giants in an abbreviated affair at Butler Park, The game was called as a sixth inning downpour was followed by a blinding dust storm in the seventh. It was Crellin's second homer of the game having crushed a three-run blast in the third. it was a day for the long ball as the Giants had three circuit blows, by shortstop William Smith, Red Knuckles and Baker. Smith knocked in four runs with his homer, double and two singles. Newcomer Howard Ransom started for Trail giving way to Carl Loblick.

Knuckles (L) and Larkin   
Ransom, Loblick (W) and McTeer

(August 16)  Trail's senior ball club took it on the chin in Spokane dropping both games of a weekend series 9-4 and 20-5 to Silver Loaf.  In the opener, five errors and six walks hurt the Canadians as Cliff Bogstie allowed just seven hits. George Snyder fashioned a eight-hitter for the win. Trail shortstop “Tick” Hall with a triple and single and third baseman Harry Rothery with a pair of singles were the only batters on either team to have two hits.

Bogstie (L) and McTeer
Snyder (W) and Joy

Buckley battered the visitors in the second game clouting a home run and two triples as part of a 20-hit assault. Nethercutt also had a circuit clout for the winners. Trail’s top swatter was first baseman “Slivers” Decembrini with three singles. Lefty Carter and Archie Rhen combined to hold Trail to six hits.

Loblick (L), DeMore (3) and Fisher, McTeer
Carter, Rehn (W) (3) and Joy

(August 16)
Spokane Sons of Italy 6 vs Medical Lake 11
McDonald (L) and Molitor
Brown (W) and Metrovich
HR – Mayer (Medical Lake)

(August 16)
Deer Park 2 vs Ritzville 3
Duvall (L) and M. Shaw
Whitlock (W) and Dukekas

(August 22)   Trail's final home game of the regular schedule is set for tomorrow at Butler Park with the league title on the line.  Medical Lake is scheduled to work its star battery, Bo Brown to Joe Metrovich. The Washington stars have been signed by New York Yankee scouts and will report to Oakland of the Pacific Coast League next spring. Headed by playing manager Neil McKain, the Medical Lake crew are one of the classiest semi-pro clubs in the west.

(August 23)   State Hospital of Medical Lake captured the inaugural Eastern Washington Baseball League pennant, though dropping their final tilt 5 to 4 to Trail in 11 innings. The Silver Loaf Bakers, out of Spokane, lost their title chance when they dropped the second game of a doubleheader to Ritzville 6 to 4 at Natatorium Park. The second placers won the opener 3 to 2. Spokane Sons of Italy and Deer Park split a season-ending twin-bill on the latter’s diamond, the home club winning the first 5 to 2 and the Italians coming through in the nightcap 7 to 4.

At Butler Park, Trail blew a 4-0 lead before rallying with a run in the tenth inning to down Medical Lake 5-4. With Tick Hall on second base, Bobby Marshall drove one to right field to score Hall with the winner. With a pair in the first inning Trail took the early lead. Slivers Decembrini banged one over the left field fence with Harry Rothery on second. The locals added two in the fourth when Bill Fisher smacked a homer with Clint Hodges aboard. Medical Lake also used the long ball with Mayer clouting a three-run homer in the fifth to bring the Americans to within a run. Mayer tied the count in the seventh belting a double to score Coulter who had led off with a two-bagger.  Cliff Bogstie scattered ten hits in besting Charlie Wyre, who yielded 11. 

Wrye (L) and Metrovich
Bogstie (W) and McTeer

Ritzville 2 vs Spokane Silver Loaf  3 (game #1) 
Whitlock (L) and Danekas
Snyder (W) and Joy

Spokane Silver Loaf 4 vs Ritzville 6 (game #2)
Rehn (L), Carter and Joy
Salo (W), Dechene and Danekas

Spokane Sons of Italy 2 vs Deer Park 5 (game #1)
xxx (L) and xxx
xxx (W) and xxx

Spokane Sons of Italy 7 vs Deer Park 4 (game #2)
xxx (W) and xxx
xxx (L) and xxx

(August 26)   Trail wrapped up its season with a convincing 14-2 exhibition win over Nelson.  Lefty Fairbairn ended the season on a high note hitting for the cycle with a single, double, triple and homer in five trips to the plate.  He also scored three times. Harry Rothery added three hits and three runs and Rube DeMore had a pair of safeties and three scores.  Cliff Bogstie allowed just five hits and whiffed 12 in going all the way for Trail.  Steve Smith was supposed to oppose Bogstie but a sore arm kept him on the shelf. Jim Miller of Ymir went the route for Nelson being touched for 14 hits.  Albert Euerby, former Trail and Grand Forks player, picked up two hits for the losers.

Bogstie (W) and Decembrini
Miller (L) and Richardson

Although the 1936 EWBL did not plan or sanction any formal playoffs, the two top teams in the circuit, the pennant-winning Medical Lake State Hospital team and the runner-up Spokane Silver Loaf nine, engaged in a five game challenge series for a $500 side bet plus the gate receipts, winner take all (August 31, 1936 edition of the Spokesman-Review, Spokane WA).


(May 24)   Creston dropped their season opener allowing six runs in the final frame as Copeland, Idaho, walked away with a 12-9 victory. 

xxx and xxx
Humble, LaBelle and S.Shualika

(July 26)  Creston clobbered Troy, Montana, 13-1 Sunday as Ray Humble pitched superbly and led the attack with a home run and a triple.       

xxx and xxx
Humble (W) and Genest

(July 19)  In a league fixture at Libby, Montana, Sunday Creston bested the Americans 5-4 in a game which took less than 90 minutes to play. Ray Humble went the route for the win.

Humble (W) and Genest
xxx and xxx

(July 26)  Ray Humble was both the pitching and hitting star Sunday afternoon as Creston clobbered Troy, Montana, 13-1 in an Idaho-Montana-BC contest at Exhibition Park. After Troy scored in the second inning Humble blanked the visitors the rest of the way. He fanned twelve with no walks and led the offense with a homer and a triple.

xxx and xxx
Humble (W) and xxx

(August 2)   Ray Humble fanned a dozen Sunday as Creston continued their winning ways with an 8-2 decision over Libby, Montana.

xxx and xxx
Humble (W) and Genest