1940 Tournaments/Exhibitions      


Prince Albert Bohemians

The Prince Albert Bohemians, one of the four clubs from the defunct 1939 NSBL, did not join a league in 1940 but played a number of exhibition games, including some against Saskatoon City League opposition.

(June 9)   Prince Albert Bohemians kicked off the new season with a terrific offensive show in demolishing Henribourg 25-0.  Scoreless after one inning, Bohemians erupted for nine runs in the second and another six in the third.  Johnny Chad, Chicago Black Hawks hockey star, led the attack with two doubles and two singles. Chuck Crawford also had four hits. Andy Zwack slammed a two-run homer. Teddy Dahl went five innings on the hill for the Red Shirts giving up just one hit and striking out ten. Bill Sampson allowed just one hit in the two innings he worked. The game was called after seven innings.

Johns, Carberry and F.Gosselin
Dahl (W), Sampson (6) and Zwack

(June 16)  Cudworth All-Stars downed Prince Albert 5-4 in the first game of an exhibition double-header. The twilight fixture was rained out in the 4th inning with the Bohemians ahead 3-2.  Johnny Polischuk hurled the visitors to the first game win although he gave up ten hits to the eight yielded by loser pitcher Teddy Dahl.  Dahl lacked his usual control as he walked three and made three wild pitches that put men on first base.  Shortstop George Vandale had two doubles for the winners. Fred Hassen had a pair of one-baggers and scored twice.

P.Polischuk (W) and C.Vandale
Dahl (L) and Zwack

(June 20)  Father Murray's Notre Dame nine of Wilcox shaded Prince Albert 3-2 in an exhibition encouter at Bohemian Park.  Singleton, on the hill for Notre Dame, blanked the home club until the 9th inning. He allowed just five hits overall.  Left fielder Bob Butcher led the winners with three hits, one a double. Bill Sampson gave up six hits in a losing cause.

Singleton (W) and Brown
Sampson (L) and Zwack

(June 23)   Prince Albert Bohemians made a clean sweep of their exhibition series with Saskatoon City League clubs. The visitors defeated the Tigers 8-5 in the first game and came through with a 10-4 victory over Northern Distributors in the nightcap. Teddy Dahl limited the Tigers to six hits while whiffing eight and walking just one. He also provided an offensive highlight with a four-bagger.  Ace Corbin gave up just eight hits in taking the loss.

Dahl (W) and Zwack
Corbin (L) and Moffatt, Miller

The visitors overcame a 3-1 first inning deficit breaking up a tight game with six runs in the 6th inning of the second contest to post a 10-4 triumph.  Marcoux gave Northern Distributors the early lead with a bases loaded triple in the bottom of the first inning but again the Bohemians rebounded with a big offensive. Catcher Andy Zwack, with a double and two singles, was the leading batter for the winners. Chuck Carle picked up the pitching win in a relief role.

Lycohira, Burke (5), Parsons (6) and Bamford
Sampson, Carle (W) (1) and Zwack

(June 28)    Prince Albert took a 5-1 lead after six innings and just managed to halt a Blaine Lake rally in the 9th to post a 5-4 victory at Prince Albert. The visitors out-hit the winners 10 to 8. Bill Sampson went the distance for the win while Zerebko took the loss. Johnny Boden, with a double and single, was the only Bohemian with more than one hit. Third baseman Zbitnoff was best for Blaine Lake with two doubles.

Zerebko (L) and Deuck
Sampson (W) and Zwack

(July 7)   It was like night and day for the Prince Albert Bohemians as they were trounced 19-7 in the first game of a double-bill in Saskatoon but rebounded on Teddy Dahl's outstanding pitching to win the second game 7-2.  The Saskatoon All-Stars battered two Bohemians pitchers for 26 hits in the opener with third baseman Ian Lowe and catcher Mike Dubyk each rapping five hits. Dubyk had a homer, four singles and three runs scored. Lowe smacked a triple, two doubles, two singles, drew a walk and scored four times.  Bernie Almas, Ralph Almas and Buck Crawford added three hits apiece.  Chuck Crawford and Bill Horb each had a pair of safeties for Prince Albert.

Metro (W), Bennett (6) and Dubyk
Sampson (L), Carle (3) and Zwack

Teddy Dahl fired a three-hitter and set a new personal high in strikeouts with 19 as the Bohemians whipped the All-Stars 7-2. Mike Horb led a 12-hit attack with three safe ones and Adams, Andy Zwack and Chuck Crawford each had two. Lefty Fast took the loss.

Dahl (W) and Zwack
Fast (L), Lowe (6) and Dubyk

(July 12)  Teddy Dahl gave up three hits and two runs in the first inning then settled down to blank Blaine Lake the rest of the way as Prince Albert notched a 14-2 victory at Bohemian Park.  Dahl rang up thirteen strikeouts and allowed just seven hits overall.  Third sacker Chuck Crawford who had two hits and stole a pair of sacks, scored four times.

MacDonald (L), Cherniken (6) and J.Cheveldoff
Dahl (W) and Zwack

(July 28)    With plenty of firepower, Prince Albert Bohemians swept an exhibition twin-bill from Hagen 7-5 and 14-0. In the opener, the Bohemians fell behind 5-1 before rallying with two in the 6th, three in the 7th and another in the 8th for the win. Andy Zwack rapped a triple and two singles and Chuck Carle had three hits and three runs to lead the winners.  Bill Sampson settled down to go the distance allowing nine hits.

Cook (L) and Ganes
Sampson (W) and Zwack

Teddy Dahl fired a five-hit shutout in the second game while the Bohemians knocked out 17 hits in the 14-0 victory. Shortstop Johnny Boden led with five hits, including a pair of doubles and stole three bases.  Bill Horb tripled twice and added a single. Andy Zwack poked out a pair of two-baggers. Dahl compiled 11 strikeouts with no free passes.

Dahl (W) and Zwack
A.Hagen and Ganes

(July 29)   The big bats of the Prince Albert Bohemians were too much for the fighting 44th as they swamped the soldiers 15-0 in an exhibition game sponsored by the War Services Auxiliary.  One of the best crowds of the season gave the 44th a rousing welcome as they paraded onto the field.  The Bohemians struck early with three runs in the first inning and another five in the 3rd to put the game out of reach.  A six-run outburst in the 7th capped the offense. Second baseman Bill Horb cracked a pair of doubles and two singles and scored three runs.  Chuck Carle hurled a three-hitter for the shutout. O'Toole went all the way for the soldiers giving up 14 hits and was hurt by nine errors.

Carle (W) and Zwack
O'Toole (L) and Espseth

(August 4)   Gaining revenge for a loss to Cudworth earlier this season, Prince Albert took both ends of a double-header Sunday 6-5 and 7-3.  Bohemians came from behind in the opener. Down 5-4 in the 8th, Chuck Carle singled and Andy Zwack sent him to third with a two-bagger. Chuck Crawford's fly ball scored the tying run and Mike Horb banged out a single to plate the winner.  Carle was battered for 11 hits but managed to go the route for the win. Pete Polischuk allowed just eight hits in taking the loss.

Polischuk (L) and C.Vandale
Carle (W) and Zwack

Steady Teddy Dahl held Cudworth to five hits and fanned 12 in the second game as Prince Albert prevailed 7-3. Bill Horb belted a triple and double to pace the Bohemians. 

J.Polischuk (L) and C.Vandale
Dahl (W) and Zwack

(July 21)    In an exhibition double-header at the Eighth Street diamond Sunday the touring Notre Dame Hounds of Wilcox split with teams from the Saskatoon Senior Baseball League.  Before a large crowd of fans, Hounds took the afternoon contest from ACT's 3-0 before dropping an 8-6 decision to the Tigers in the evening. 

In the afternoon, Hounds received solid, five-hit, pitching by Bent to blank ACT's. Catcher Gus Kyle paced the hitters with a double and two singles.  Losing pitching Ace Corbin had two hits.

Bent (W) and Kyle
Corbin (L), Jackson (5) and McPhail

In the second game, a five-run 3rd inning carried Tigers to the victory. Ian "Ace" Lowe led an 11-hit attack with a triple and two singles.  Kyle again was tops for the Hounds with three more hits, one a triple. Clark belted a homer.  Eddie Major scattered ten hits to register the pitching win.  Slim Burke took the loss.

Burke (L) and Kyle
Major (W) and Dubyk

(July 22- 27)  Saskatoon Exhibition Tournament

(July 22)   Veteran Carl Mohr, with his "spitter" working to perfection, tossed a one-hitter as Delisle blanked Rosthern 8-0 in the opening game of the Saskatoon Exhibition Tournament.  The game was called after five innings to clear the way for the official opening of the Exhibition.  A three-run first inning put Delisle in command.  Roy Bentley with a triple and two singles was the leading batter for the winners. There was a familial ring to the proceedings as Delisle had four Bentley brothers in the lineup while Rosthern fielded three sets of brothers in the Dehmkes, Fasts and Cheveldayoffs.

Mohr (W) and Reg Bentley
W.Dehmke, Rempel (2) and  Dyck

(July 23)  There were two more shutouts as the Exhibition Tournament moved into its second day.  Emil Hangs of Wiseton fired a two-hitter as Wiseton blanked Elstow 4-0.  Red Orth provided all the offense Wiseton would need with a two-run homer in the 3rd inning.    

Dawson (L) and Klotz
Hangs (W) and T.Derdall

(July 23) Shorty Jackson blanked  Broderick on two hits as Lanigan notched an 8-0 win behind a pair of booming homers by shortstop Roy Schappert . Pearly Fennell cracked two triples and a single for the winners.

Hunter (L), Gustafson and V.McLane
Jackson (W) and Stout

(July 24)  Aberdeen plated three runs in the first inning and were never headed in scoring a 9-5 victory over Kenaston. Each team had seven hits with Aberdeen taking advantage of sloppy fielding by their opponents who made eight errors. Vince Germann and D. Jackson belted homers for the winners.

R.Jackson (W), W.Huckaby (6) and E.Hamm
White (L), Mathers (8)  and Dubyk

 (July 24)   Johnny Folk fired a one-hitter in pitching Viscount to a 3-0 win over Bruno. C. Mills had the only safety off Folk who  fanned 13 and didn't walk a batter.  Lefty Hornyak allowed just five hits in taking the loss. Marcoux tripled to knock in Folk in the first inning with the only run Viscount would need.

Hornyak (L) and Hassen
Folk (W) and Booker

(July 25)    Thursday morning saw the biggest surprise of the Exhibition Tournament as Cudworth eliminated defending champion Neilburg 8-6.  Hero for the winners was shortstop George Vandale who wiped out a 4-2 Neilburg lead with a grand slam homer in the 8th inning.  Veteran southpaw Pete Polischuk held Neilburg to seven hits in pitching the win.

Flohr, Ferrie (L) (5) and Prediger
P.Polischuk (W) and C.Vandale

(July 25)  In the first second round match, Delisle trounced Wiseton 12-6, scoring six runs in the 8th inning, as Archie Reynolds belted a homer and two doubles to lead a 14-hit offensive.  Reynolds scored three time. Max Bentley also had three hits as did Red Orth for Wiseton.

Arnold, Nesbitt (8),  Hangs (8) and T.Derdall
Skarbin, Bent (4), Coughlin (W) (4) and Miller, Reg Bentley

(July 26)   Hugh Crooks, a pitcher for Aberdeen last season, fired a two-hitter against his former mates Friday as Lanigan whipped Aberdeen 11-2 to become the second of three teams in the final round of the Exhibition Tournament.  After each team scored in the opening frame, Lanigan put five runs on the board in the 3rd inning to begin the rout. Weber led an 11-hit assault with a double and two singles. Fennell scored three times and stole three bases. 

R.Jackson (L), McKay (3), W.Huckaby (5) and E.Hamm
Crooks (W) and Stout, Fennell

(July 26)  Johnny Folk, who pitched a two-hitter on Wednesday, held Cudworth to five hits Friday as Viscount advanced with a 6-2 victory.  Folk also provided some offense with a triple and single and scored twice.  He set down eight by strikeouts and walked a pair.  Viscount played with a rearranged lineup after the 5th inning as their catcher Rudy Booker was ejected for using abusive language.

P.Polishchuk, Fidler and C.Vandale
Folk (W) and Booker, Miller (5)

(July 26)  Following Friday's games, a draw was held for the bye in Saturday's action. Viscount drew the bye leaving Delisle to face Lanigan to determine the opponent for Viscount in the final.

(July 27)   Lanigan All-Stars are the champions of the Saskatoon Exhibition Tournament. They defeated Viscount 6-0 in the final after advancing to the tilte game with a 3-1 victory over Delisle.

In downining Delisle, Lanigan scored all its runs in the 5th inning. Jackson opened with a triple and Roy Schappert knocked him in with single. Reinie Kembel connected on a one-bagger to bring home Schappert  and came around on a passed ball and ground out to put up the third marker. Delisle had the bases loaded with two out in the 8th but Reynolds flied out to end the inning. Schappert led the offense with a double and single.  Evenson, tall right-hander, held Delisle to four hits. He rang up 11 strikeouts and walked two. 

Evenson (W) and Fennell
Coughlin, Mohr (5) and Reg Bentley

An early offensive won the championship for Lanigan. Schappert and Stout, the first two batters, each slammed doubles and, with two out, Weber and Gunther had run-scoring hits. Before reliever Lebedoff could secure the third out, Schappert was up for a second time and four runs had crossed the plate. Reinie Kembel held Viscount to two hits in a game called after six innings because of rain. 

Kembel (W) and Stout
Bryson, Lebedoff (1) and Booker