1938 Tournaments/Exhibitions     


(May 24)   Weyburn Beavers clipped Benson 3-1 in the final to capture the top prize in the Weyburn Tournament.  Wilder smacked a homer with Tucker aboard in the second inning to provide the margin of victory.  Beavers edged Bromhead 1-0 in a semi-final thriller. In early rounds, Weyburn whipped Radville 13-0, Bromhead eliminated Milestone 2-0 and Benson beat Riceton 3-1.


(May 24)  More than 4,000 spectators looked on as Red Haley's Dunseith, North Dakota, Acme Giants beat Broadview Buffaloes 6-1 to take top money at the Grenfell Tournament.  The game was called after just five innings on account of darkness.  The Buffaloes had just finished a 14-inning marathon to edge Liberty 5-4. After Liberty had taken a 4-3 lead in the sixth inning, Broadview sent in Ramie to take over the mound duties from Red Bougille and Ramie proceeded to pitch shutout ball for eight innings. Buffs tied the score in the 7th on Lionel Decuir's four-bagger. From then to the 14th inning there as no scoring until Decuir smacked one of Smokey Johnson's offerings for another circuit blow.  It was a tough loss for Johnson who had collected 19 strikeouts. Buffaloes had 12 hits to 8 for Liberty.

Bougille, Ramie (W) (7) and Decuir
Johnson (L) and Brooker

The Colored Dunseith Giants had slipped into the finals with a 1-0 win over Regina in spite of collecting just two hits. Both safeties came in the 7th inning to account for the only run.  Three times Regina had men on second and third but failed to score. Rosnoski was the hard-luck loser. 

Rosnoski (L) and Clayton
Smith (W) and Marshall


(May 24)  The Oroville WA baseballers captured the three-team Oliver Victoria Day baseball tournament, defeating the hosts 8 to 3 in the tourney final. The Washingtonians eliminated the Penticton Seniors 6 to 3 in the opening game, setting up their showdown with the Oliver aggregation. Catcher LeMay of the Americans blasted a home run in the opener.

xxx (W) and LeMay
Webster (L) and xxx

Oliver took a 1 to 0 lead in the second inning of the finale on an RBI hit by Prior. In the fourth, Oroville’s Weeks delivered a triple and later scored on an error to knot the count. The Cantaloupe Town Brigade regained the lead with a pair of unearned counters in the sixth but the Americans responded in their half of the round with a five-spot on an error, four well-placed singles and a two-bagger by Crabb. Adding a deuce in the seventh, the Oroville nine completed the scoring.

xxx (L) and xxx
xxx (W) and xxx   

(May 26)  The Northgate, North Dakota Yankees won a hard-fought 8 to 5 exhibition decision over the Broadview Buffaloes in a game played in the Mainline Town. The Yanks scored a half dozen counters in the ninth to pull away from the Buffs.

(May 29)  The Broadview Buffaloes emerged as 2 to 1 winners in an exhibition tussle with the Northgate Yankees. Tied 1 - 1 in the seventh frame, Buffs' first sacker Sonny Harris belted a bases-empty homer to provide the winning margin.


(June 6)  The Weyburn Beavers edged the Notre Dame Hounds 3 to 2 in the final game of the Sports Day baseball tournament at Radville. It was their third win of the day. Ralph Hogg hurled the first two games and "Lefty" Walter the third.


(June 9)  Penticton triumphed over both Kelowna and hosting Summerland to capture laurels in the 1938 King’s Birthday tournament. Summerland won a tight 1 to 0 decision from Oliver to begin the day’s proceedings. Winning chucker Les Gould stymied the Oliverites on one safety in this elimination contest. The only run of the game resulted on a fielding miscue.

Gould (W) and xxx
Tillotson (L) and xxx

Kelowna of the SOBL fell to the Pentictonites of the OVBL 2 to 1 in another exciting opening match. With Cliff Bogstie no longer in the camp of the Orchard City nine, the Penticton squad felt confident and proceeded to squeak out the decision behind the one-hit chucking of Cummings. Alymer Cousins sparked the victors at the dish with a double and a pair of three-baggers.

Cummings (W) and Watkins
H. Wostradowski (L) and Yorko

The hosts took an early 4 to 1 lead in the finale but the determined nine from the Washington state Okanogan Valley circuit took command of the scuffle with a four-run outburst in the fifth panel. Penticton piled up a dozen base blows as shortstop Moore led the way with the baton, stroking a double and two singles. Portsider Elmer “Red” McGahan earned the mound triumph after coming on in relief in the fourth canto.

Webster, McGahan (W) (4) and Watkins
Gould (L) and Thompson, Clarke


(June 15)  In the tournament at Trampling Lake, Wilkie and Trampling Lake split first money when darkness forced the final to be shortened after seven innings with the teams in a scoreless tie.  Pat Brown and Arlo Harris hurled tthe shutouts.  Wilkie won its opener 11-1 over Broadacres as Harris threw a three-hitter.  Trampling Lake downed Coleville and drew a bye to the final.  Wilkie downed Denzil in the semi-final contest as Reinie Kembel pitched the victory to best Guy Taylor"Soup" Forsythe led Wilkie with seven hits in ten at bats.


(June 16)  The Broadview Buffaloes walloped all opposition in the Broadview Sports Day tournament to take first money in a cakewalk. The tourney final saw them dispose of the Northgate Yankees 12 to 4 as Red Boguille scattered eight hits for the win. Second baseman Sonny Harris had two hits, a triple and double, and scored three runs for the winners. Third sacker Don Sherran also had a triple and single. For the Yankees, first baseman Dixon belted a triple and two singles.

Bougille (W) and Decuir
C.Seyer, Purpur (7) and Folder

In the opening round, Broadview blanked Liberty 5-0 as George Alexander fired a four-hitter. Red Boguille led a 12-hit attack with three safeties while Sonny Harris belted a pair of doubles.

Alexander (W) and Decuir
Johnson, Evenson (3) and Brooker

Northgate pounded out 15 hits to eliminate Liberty with a 9-0 victory. Six of the the runs came in the last inning. Jerome allowed just five hits in throwing the shutout.

James (L) and Brooker
Jerome (W) and Folden


(June 24)  The Broadview Buffaloes took home top prize in a sixteen-team baseball tourney held in Watson, defeating the home-town 2 to 0 in the final game.

(June 28)  The Broadview Buffaloes and Northgate Yankees split an exhibition twin-bill in the Mainline town with Northgate capturing the opener 4 to 2 and the Buffs taking a 5 to 4 decision in the nightcap.


(July 1)  Beaverdell Miners of the South Okanagan Baseball League defeated hosting Penticton of the Okanogon Valley circuit 6 to 2 to take first prize in the three-team Penticton Dominion Day tournament. Penticton had earlier eliminated Summerland 5 to 0 in the tourney’s opening game.

Lacking in chuckers for their own tournament, Penticton recruited a pickup from the Oroville squad of the OVBL, pitcher Worden, who came through in grand style in the opener, blanking the Summerlanders with a seven-hitter. Outfielder Alymer Cousins topped the willow wielders for the winners in this contest, knocking out a triple and two singles. 

Worden (W) and Watkins
Gould (L) and Clarke

Shortened to six innings because of rain, the finale saw the Beaverdell nine roar out to a 6 to 1 lead after three innings. Verne Cousins and Earl Christie banged out homers for the Miners against a pair of Penticton position players who were seconded into emergency mound duty. Cousins was tossed from the game for an incident in the bottom of the third inning with plate umpire Jones. His brother, Hal Cousins got the abbreviated hillock win, drilling a couple of base hits in support of his pitching. Penticton’s Bob Phinney and shortpatcher W. Moore both lit up Cousins for a brace of safe swats.  

H. Cousins (W) and V. Cousins, Christie (3)
Baker (L), Moebes (2), A. Cousins and Watkins


(July 1)   Hillcrest won the three-team Dominion Day tournament in Blairmore, downing the Blairmore Canucks 7 to 2 in the final. The Canucks had earlier ousted their cross-town rivals, the Columbus Club Cardinals.


(July 1)  First place money at the Dominion Day baseball tournament played in Norquay was claimed by the powerful Broadview Beavers.


(July 1)  Michel-Natal and Kimberley Town split top prize money in the Kimberley Tournament after battling to a 6-6 tie Friday through nine innings. Before a big crowd and despite a drizzle of rain, the two clubs put on a sterling show. Natal took the early lead with three runs in the third, thanks to three Kimberley errors. The locals fought back to draw even in the seventh and the teams wound up after nine with six runs apiece and the game was called.  King went the distance for Natal and Louraas and Guthrie split the mound duties for Kimberley. 

On Thursday, Michel-Natal Miners downed Kimberley District 6-4 to earn a place in the finals and Kimberley Town upset an American entry, Couer d'Alene, 6-4.  Long of Kimberley bested Stoddard of the Idaho nine for the mound victory. 

(July 5)  In the midst of their hottest streak of the season, the Broadview Buffaloes nosed out the touring House of Alexander team 4 to 3 before a large crowd in Broadview. With few barnstorming teams visiting southern Saskatchewan, the Alexanders appeared to be the best of the lot.


(July 6)  Wilkie captured first money in its own tournament with victories over Unity, Denzil and Landis. Reinie Kembel, who had lost just one tournament game this year, pitched the club to an 8-1 win over Unity Maple Leafs. Arlos Harris handled the mount duties in the semi-final victory over Denzil All-Stars.  Bud Curry opened on the hill for Wilkie in the final but didn't last the first inning as Landis scored twice and Kembel tooki over and pitched shutout ball the rest of the way as Wilkie won, 11-2.

(July 8)  With the paid attendance hitting near the 2,000 mark, the travelling House of Alexander squad, minus the ailing Grover Cleveland Alexander, thoroughly punished the Regina Senators 22 to 1 in a game which was mercifully halted after six innings.

(July 12)  The Broadview Buffaloes took an extra-inning 5 to 3 win over the touring Colored House Of Davids in an exhibition affair.

(July 13)  The coloured Piney Woods baseball club held off the Regina Senators, strengthened with a few additions, and came away with a 5 to 2 win in one of the season's better-played ball tussles under the Park de Young lights. 


(July 14)   Moosomin and the Northgate Yankees split the top prize money in the Moosomin Tournament as the teams were deadlocked 5-5 when the game was called because of darkness.  Ian Lowe allowed just five hits in hurling for Moosomin while Folden for Northgate gave up seven.  Moosomin had an easy time in the opening game, clobbering Notre Dame Hounds 12-0. Northgate took 12 innings to down Broadview 10-7 as Dewitt went all the way for the Yankees. 


(July 18)  Moosomin Badgers trimmed Weyburn 7-4 in the final of the Melville Tournament.  Al Flohr scattered eight hits for the pitching win.  A. Walters gave up just six in being tagged wtih the loss.  Weyburn scored an upset in the semi-final edging the powerful Broadview Buffaloes 2-0 as Ralph Hogg won his own game in an extra inning. Hogg clouted a two-out triple to score Arnold and Garner. Hogg and Lionel Decuir for the Buffs each allowed five hits.

(July 20)   Chilliwack's 10-6 victory over the House of David was front page news in the Chilliwack Progress.

Cherries Trim House of
David Ball Team to
Score Spectacular Upset

Three years ago, when House of David played here before the largest crowd ever assembled in our Athletic park, if someone had said that Chilliwack would some day have a ball team that would take the bearded boys, that someone would have been laughed out of town. But this precious victory -- the sweetest one that could come to a local ball club -- was marked up Wednesday night at the start of a good baseball week; a week in which baseball as it should be played by a good team marked at least a temporary return of that team to customer fancy.

Wednesday night's game against the House of David team, although it is history now, will live for a long time in the minds of fans and ball players,  It sparkled from first to last; it was hot.  It had puncho and good ballo, it was fast and it was smart. The local lads ... really had it on the ball. Even the cynics, who might well question the attitude of the Davids in the opening frames, couldn't help but feel that the Benton Harbor missionaries were shooting the works after the fifth.  They did, but what they had wasn't enough.  They shook big Jack Smith who threw a superlative game, in the seventh, but the steady righthander settled down in the face of two successive home runs. With the score at 10-5 for the Cherries, Pike hit another homer over rightfield fence in the eighth. When the ninth came around with the score still at 10-6, fans were still looking for David's famed dynamite to explode. It never did. Smith struck out big John Tucker, mainspring of the whiskers. He forced Velcheck, who had previously homered over the long leftfield fence, to bloop to short left for an easy out. Gilbert went down, Beetlestone to Holden. And that was that.

The Cherries pounded out 14 hits, three by Roy HoldenVelcheck led the visitors with his homer, double and single. 

Pike (L), Tucker and Keller
Smith (W) and Nicol

(July 23)  The Weyburn Beavers handed the Notre Dame Hounds a 5 to 1 setback in an exhibition game in which the pitching of Art "Lefty" Walter and John Jones was the feature.


(July 25)   Rosthern scored in the bottom of the ninth inning to edge Kenaston 3-2 in the opening game of the Exhibition Tournament.  The leadoff man in the ninth, Pete Cheveldayoff cracked a triple and scored when Bill Cheveldayoff's grounder skipped through the legs of the Kenaston third sacker. "Kinky" Dehmke tossed a five-hitter for the win besting Bill Vogeli who surrendered six hits and fanned ten.

Vogeli (L) and Rider
K.Dehmke (W) and Johancsik

Watson broke open a tight 2-1 ball game with five runs in the sixth inning and went on to down Lucky Lake 9-2 behind the hurling of Lefty Skarban who yielded just five hits and fanned 13 and walked just one. Morose and Waters each produced two hits and scored twice for the winners.

Skarban (W) and Tyler
Sundin (L) and Eccles

Viscount stunned Melfort with a seven run first inning and posted a 12-7 victory.  McKoskie slammed a three-run homer for the winners, the only four-bagger of the day.

Selnas (L), Evans (1), Edwards (3) and Gunn, Fennell
Tuomainen (W), Marcoux (6) and Dyck

(July 26)   The Bentley brothers had six hits to lead Delisle past Liberty 5-1.  Doug and Max each had a pair of safeties while Roy and Reg each bagged one.  Doug slammed a homer and double. Reg French held Liberty to seven hits for the pitching win while Smokey Johnson allowed eight in taking the loss.

Johnson (L) and Brucker
French (W) and Reg Bentley

Teddy Dahl shutout Wiseton on three singles Tuesday as Bruno won 6-0.  Dahl struck out nine and walked none.   Second baseman Tegenkamp, first sacker Eckert and left fielder Holmes each had two hits for the winners. Bruno capitalized on three errors by Wiseton shortstop Currie in the fourth inning to score three runs. 

Dahl (W) and Hofbauer
Travis (L) and P.Wiggins, Dickson (7)

Emil Gunther turned in the day's top pitching performance with a one-hitter, a double by Wally Bamford, as Lanigan trounced Aberdeen 9-1.  Gunther rang up 12 strikeouts and did not issue a single base on balls. The four Gunther brothers collected eight of the 13 hits for Lanigan. Gus (Lefty) Gunther led the club with three hits, Walter punched out a triple and single, Emil added two singles and Al had a one-bagger.

MacKay, Bamford (6) and Campbell
E.Gunther (W) and W.Gunther

(July 27)   Young Reinie Kembel pitched a six-hitter and struck out 12 as Wilkie Outlaws outscored Broderick 5-3. Wilkie's three-run fourth inning proved to be decisive. Centre fielder Davisson led the winners with three hits while Forsythe added a double and single and scored three times.

Hunter, Lindsay (4) and T.Derdall
Kembel (W) and Nelson

Veteran Al Flohr ran his Exhibition Tournament record to 19-1 with a four-hitter as Neilburg downed Cudworth 4-1. It was the first time the team had played together this season.  Lefty Fernholz gave up nine hits in taking the loss.

Fernholz (L) and Stout
Flohr (W) and Prediger

Rosthern Wheat Kings topped Watson 10-6 in a game called after seven inning because of darkness. Three singles and a fielder's choice resulted in three Rosthern runs in the sixth inning to provide the margin of victory. Milt Baker was the winning pitcher in a relief role.

A.Young, Baker (W) (2) and Johancsik
Kasgard (L), Gunnarson (1), Skarban (7) and Tyler

(July 28)   Delisle used a 12-hit attack to shade Viscount 8-7. First sacker Archie Reynolds made up for three errors with three hits, one a booming triple.  Max Bentley also had three hits and brother Reg added a triple and single. Stan Douglas struggled but managed to go the distance for the win.

Tuomainen (L) and Dyck
Douglas (W) and Reg Bentley

Johnny Folk turned in the mound gem of the day a three-hit shutout as Lanigan topped Bruno 6-0. Folk, who fanned 11, also helped the offense with two hits, one a two-bagger.  Second baseman Weber had two hits and two runs scored. 

Folk (W) and W.Gunther
Meyer (L), Dahl (6) and Hofbauer

(July 29)   Ian Lowe was the hitting and pitching story for Neilburg All-Stars Friday as the defending tournament champions whipped Wilkie 11-5 to advance to the semi-final round.  Lowe, the regular third baseman, slugged two homers and two singles and would have had a third homer if he had not neglected to touch second base on his trot around the diamond.  With such a big lead, Lowe was called upon to take over mound duties in the first inning and the slow-ball artitst allowed just seven hits and fanned ten. Both Ferris and Ferry of the Stars added triples to the Neilburg offensive and Mel Ottem belted a double.

Ferry, Lowe (1) and Prediger
Arnold, Kembel (3) and Lackness

The semi-final between Delisle and Rosthern ended in a 4-4 tie and will be replayed. Trailing 4-1,  Doug Bentley's homer in the 8th and two errors and Roy Bentley's single in the 9th provided Delisle with enough for a draw. Delisle runners were thrown out at the plate in the 6th and 8th innings to ruin scoring opportunities. 

K.Dehmke and Johancsik
French and Reg Bentley

(July 30)   In a replay of Friday's 4-4 tie, Rosthern blanked Delisle 2-0 to win a berth in the tournament final. Rosthern, out-hit five to three, got on the scoreboard in the second inning when Baker reached on an infield error, advanced on a sacrifice and fly ball and scored on "Kinky" Dehmke's single to centre.  Two singles and two errors gave Rosthern their second run in the fourth.  Delisle had base runners in six of the nine innings but couldn't produce a run.  Milt Baker went the distance for the shutout.  Lebedoff took the loss.

Lebedoff (L) and Reg Bentley
Baker (W) and Johancsik

Lanigan upset Neilburg, 6-0, to win a slot in the tournament final against Rosthern.  Shortly Jackson blanked the defending champions with a seven-hitter while Al Flohr took the loss. Walter Gunther led an 11-hit attack with a triple and two singles. Allen added a triple and single and scored twice.

Jackson (W) and W.Gunther
Flohr (L), Ferry (6) and Prediger

Shutout pitching by Allen Young and a spotless defense carried Rosthern to a 4-0 triumph over Lanigan and the championship of the Saskatoon Exhibition Tournament.  Young used an effective curve and drop ball to hold the usually heavy-hitting Lanigan squad to six hits and didn't give up a walk while fanning just four. First sacker Fast and catcher Johancsik each had two hits. Shorty Jackson of Lanigan had the only extra base blow, a triple.

E.Gunther (L), Folk and W.Gunther
Young (W) and Johancsik

(August 2) The Broadview Buffaloes, monarchs of the Southern League, demonstrated they are a team to be reckoned with in any circle by staging a great ninth-inning rally for two runs to down the House of Alexander 5 to 4. It was the second time the Buffs have taken down the powerful touring outfit.

(August 3)  For the second time in as many nights, the Broadview Buffaloes came through with a late rally to snatch a victory. This time it was the San Antonio Missions who fell 3 to 2 to the Bisons.

(August 4)  Broadview's confident Buffaloes made it two in a row over the San Antonio Missions by trimming the tourists 7 to 2 .

(August 5)  The House of Alexander put a stop to the Broadview Buffaloes' long string of wins with a 5 to 2 triumph over the Southern Leaguers.

(August 6)  The Notre Dame Hounds were outclassed by the Broadview Buffaloes in an exhibition doubleheader played in Gravelbourg. Broadview carried off the first game 16 to 5 and the second one 13 to 7. Sonny Harris, Broadview's heavy-hitting first baseman, knocked out a couple of homers in the second game.


(August 10) The reinforced Blairmore Canucks captured the Pincher Creek tournament.


(September 5)  Winning first money in the Penticton Labor Day baseball tournament, the Wenatchee WA Warriors eclipsed the Trail Cardinals by the narrow margin of 6 to 5 in the finale, after downing hosting Penticton 6 to 3 in a hot game during the morning. Trail defeated Omak WA by a 6 to 1 tally in the second match of the day. After outfielder Alymer Cousins had staked Penticton to a 1 to 0 lead with a solo home run in the second stanza of the opening fixture, only goose eggs went up on the scoreboard until the fifth panel when the Warriors went to town, plating five big counters to take control of the game. First baseman Freeman of Wenatchee led all baton swingers, pasting the pill for a triad of base swats.

McGahan (L) and Watkins
Frimm (W) and Norton, Klansnic

Spotting Omak an early 1 to 0 lead, the boys from Smokey Hollow started rolling in the middle innings and forged ahead to stay. Cardinals’ chucker, Carl Loblick, stymied the Americans on four hits while his teammates ripped into the offerings of a pair of Omak tossers for eleven bingles. Third baseman Pat Thomas led Trail at the dish with a double and two singles while outfielder Eddie Crellin stroked three one-baggers.

Hampson (L), Johnson and Nelson, Cleveland
Loblick (W) and Decembrini

The excitement of the showdown tussle for top money was tempered by an unfortunate accident in the eighth inning when Trail’s Eddie Crellin broke both bones in one of his legs while sliding into home plate. In the game itself, the Wenatchee nine outswatted the Smelter City aggregation 11 to 5 and were worthy winners. Winning pitcher Bahr whiffed eleven while his batterymate, catcher Klansnic, provided the offensive punch with a three-hit performance.

DeMore (L) and Decembrini
Bahr (W) and Klansnic