1941 Tournaments/Exhibitions      

Again, the Prince Albert Bohemians concentrated on exhibition games against outside competition.

(June 8)   Bohemians came from behind in both games to beat Wakaw by identical 5-4 scores in Saturday's double-header. In the opener, three runs in the 5th inning proved enough for the win. Bohs drew a pair of free passes before Tom Coughlin lined a single to send both home and later scored himself on a passed ball. Down by a run, Wakaw rallied in the 9th as Nykforuk doubled and scored when Nalywako rapped a single. But Prince Albert pulled off a snappy double play to end the game. Chuck Carle went the distance for the win, holding Wakaw to six hits.

Bissette, Dehmke (L) (5) and Lenenko
Carle (W) and Zwack

Wakaw took the lead in the second game with four runs in the 4th inning. "Kinky" Dehmke poled a long double to left for the game's first hit and scored as Ferniuk reached on an error. The usually sharp Ted Dahl walked Smith and hit Neal to load the bases.  Nykforuk whacked a two-bagger to deep centre to clear the sacks.  Prince Albert rebounded with three in the 6th utilizing singles by Johnny Boden and Andy Zwack, a walk and Dave Logue's double. They knotted the count in the 8th when Fred Mosher's long fly ball scored Boden.  In the 9th, Chuck Carle reached with a single and when Ferniuk tried to pick him off first Carle went all the way to third on the overthrow.  Pinch-hitter Chester Leach connected for a double to bring in Carle with the winning run. Dahl fanned 13 in registering the pitching win. Ferniuk had 12 strikeouts.

Ferniuk (L) and Gosselin
Dahl (W) and Zwack


(June 11)  The Moose Jaw Steamers bumped off the Wilcox Cardinals 9 to 6 in the tournament final of the Lumsden sport's day. Earlier, the Cardinals had defeated the Liberty Eagles 5 to 4 to reach the final while Moose Jaw had disposed of the Regina Red Sox 12 to 2. 

(June 15)  The Regina Red Sox travelled to Wilcox and took a 6 to 2 exhibition decision from the Notre Dame Hounds. Dick Terry pitched a five-hitter for the win.

(June 15)   At Wakaw over the weekend, Bohemians blanked the Wakaw All-Stars in both ends of a double-header. Lefty Logue hurled both games for the winners tossing a pair of shutouts, 10-0 and 1-0.  Prince Albert jumped on Nykforuk for five runs in the first inning of the opener and coasted to the victory.  Logue fanned ten.

Nykforuk (L) and Lenenko
Logue (W) and Zwack

Logue and Ferniuk battled in a pitcher's duel in the second game. In the 5th, Mosher sliced a single and went to third on a fielder's choice scoring on Johnny Boden's sacrifice fly. 

Ferniuk (L) and Gosselin
Logue (W) and Zwack

(June 15)   Viscount got solid hurling Sunday to take both games of an exhibition series with the Saskatoon Tigers of the City League.  Johnny Folk and Buss combined for a six-hitter as Viscount took the first game 3-1 and Tony Folk and Buss held the Tigers to four hits in the second game won by a 5-4 margin. A sore arm forced Johnny Folk to cut short his mound duties in the first game.

J.Folk, Buss (5) and S.Fargo
Grossman (L) and Stark

T.Folk, Buss (5) and J.Folk
Rebalkin (L) and Stark

(June 18)   RCAF from No. 11 S.F.T.S rallied from a 3-0 deficit Wednesday to down Yorkton 6-5 to wind up Fenwood's Annual Sports Day.  Jack Brown's three-run homer in the 4th brought the flyers into a tie and they added two more in the 5th for the win.  Yorkton out-hit the visitors 10-7.

Flood (W) and Forrester
Campbell (L) and Rogers


(July 1)  The Weyburn Beavers captured first prize money in the senior baseball tournament held in Moosomin when they defeated Langdon, North Dakota 5 to 3 in the tourney final. In their semi-final game, Gayle Shupe of the Beavers tossed a no-hit, no-run game against Grandview, Manitoba as the Weyburnites posted a 5 to 0 win.


(July 1)  A tremendous fan turnout was evident at the Dominion Day baseball tournament in Davidson in which the Moose Jaw Steamers and Saskatoon Tigers split the top prize following a 6 - 6 sawoff in a game which had to be curtailed because of darkness.


(July 1)   Kellogg, Idaho, captured the four-team tournament downing Natal-Michel in the final. Kimberley was third. Kellogg down Trail 6-4 in its opening game and Michel down Kimberley 8-7 in a 10-inning thriller when Mike White smacked a homer for the winning run. W. Carr of Kellogg allowed just five hits in the championship game as the Idaho nine won 5-1, scoring four times in the second inning helped by errors and walks.  Tom Krall started both games for the Crow's Nest Miners, relieved by Sid Little in the first game and Bob Halko in the final.  In the playoff for third, Kimberley's Walt Gelling scampered home on an overthrow in the 10th inning to break a 3-3 tie.


(July 21)  Four-time Exhibition champion Neilburg kicked off the 1941 tournament at Exhibition Park with a 7-6 victory over the Bentleys and Delisle.  Neilburg erased a 3-0 Delisle lead with three of their own in the 3rd frame then took the lead with a run in the 6th. Delisle rebounded with two in the 7th and another in the 8th to go ahead 6-4. Lindsay Gibbons' All-Stars picked up one in their half of the 8th to go into the last at bat down 6-5. Neilburg got the tying run off a wild pitch after an infield error and double by McIvor who came home with the winner on Ralph Ottem's single.  Johnston led a 12-hit attack with a double and two singles and Pete Prediger and Lampitt each had a pair of hits. Max Bentley topped the losers with a double and two singles. Lefty Skarbin fanned 15 in pitching a seven-hitter for Neilburg. McKellar and Roy Bentley clouted homers for Delisle.                                     

Jerwak, Burke (6), Jerwak (8), Coughlin (9) and Reg Bentley
Skarbin (W) and Prediger

(July 22)   Tuesday, the second day of the Exhibition Tournament brought the first surprise. The Lanigan All-Stars, the 1940 champions were eliminated by Aberdeen, 10-9 in 10 innings.   Down 5-3, Aberdeen took the lead in the 5th with a six run outburst. However Lanigan fought back with one in the 6th and three in the 8th to knot the count at 9-9.  Aberdeen again took the lead with a run in the bottom of the 8th and Lanigan tied it again with one in the 9th.  Finally, Aberdeen won it in the extra frame as Vandale led off with a long double and scored the winner as Maroniuk singled for his only hit of the game. Lanigan out-hit the winners 12-10 and had the only homer, by Johnny Skywork.

Skywork, Deere (5) , Gunther (L) (9) and Plaxin
Polischuk, McKay (W) (8) and Vandale

(July 22)    Viscount advanced to the second round with an easy 13-3 win over Humboldt. Ten of Viscount's runs came as a result of Humboldt errors. Lefty Hornyak pitched solid ball for the win scattering nine hits. He also led the team at the plate with three hits, including a double. Losing pitcher Pion led the losers with three hits.

Pion, Carr (8) and McNeilly
Hornyak (W) and Hanson

(July 23)    Emil Hangs fired a four-hit shutout for Wiseton in an 8-0 win over Elstow.  He whiffed 14.  Red Orth slammed a homer and single for the winners and Dick Piper and Curry slugged triples.

Dawson (L)), Volk (8) and Klotz
Hangs (W) and Derdall

(July 23)   Playing in the Exhibition Tournament for the first time, Shackleton moved into the second round with a 6-4 victory over Glidden.  Lefty Koch limited Glidden to seven hits while striking out 12.  Shackleton collected 13 hits off Bradley who fanned ten. The winners opened the scoring in the first inning with two runs on an infield error followed by two singles and an infield out.  They added three more in the third on a double by W. LaRue, singles by Cudmore and Olain and a triple by McLeod.  Two outfield errors and a single provided their final run in the 8th.  Glidden got one in the first when their leadoff batter Hammel tripled and scored on an infield out. Singles by Niles, Mitten and Mills provided two more counters in the 5th. Mills and Mitten connect for singles in the 7th for their last run.

Koch (W) and McLeod
Bradley (L) and Mills

(July 24)   Broderick took advantage of a wild throw to score the winning run in a 3-2 decision over Dodsland. Dodsland took the lead in the first when Poulin opened the game with a triple and scored on Roebottom's double. The second run came in on an infield error. For Broderick, a walk, two singles and a fielder's choice provided the tying runs in the 5th.  The winning marker came in the 6th inning as Hudson dumped one in front of the plate and Rundell the Dodsland catcher quickly pounced on the ball but his throw to first was wild and Hudson scooted all the way home.

Jacobson (L) and Rundell
French (L) and E.Sibbald

(July 24)  In the first of the second round matches, Neilburg eliminated Viscount 5-2.  Lefty Skarbin, who turned back Delisle on Monday night, held Viscount to eight hits for his second win of the tourney. He fanned nine. A three-run 3rd inning carried Neilburg to the win. With two out, Shorty Jackson singled and Ace Lowe worked a walk.  Mel Ottem singled to score Jackson and both Ottem and Lowe came home on Pete Ferry's double.               

Toumainen (L), Hornyak (3)  and L.Hanson
Skarbin (W) and Prediger

(July 25)  Lefty Arnold held Aberdeen to four hits as Wiseton advanced at the Saskatoon Exhibition Tournament with a 2-1 victory.  Aberdeen scored in the third when Jackson went to second on an overthrow on an easy roller. He carried on to third on a play in the outfield and, when the first sacker dropped the ball on a pick-off attempt by Arnold, scampered home. Wiseton got both its runs in the 4th inning as Brown scored on a wild pitch and Sothmans came home on an error.

Arnold (W) and Derdall
Polischuk (L) and Vandle

(July 25)   Veteran Carl Mohr, who has been pitching in the area since the Fair Week tournament was inaugurated, blanked highly-rated Shackleton 7-0 Friday to advance Broderick to the tournament semi-final. Mohr allowed just four hits and only one runner reached third base.

Mohr (W) and Dubyk
J.Folk, Koch (6) and McLeod

(July 26)  Wiseton moved into the final with a 6-2 triumph. Harold Wiggins tossed a seven hitter to eliminate Broderick who decided to start Carl Mohr who had pitched the previous evening. Mohr didn't last two innings and was charged with three runs as Wiseton scored one in the first and two more in the second.  Dick Piper led the winners with three hits, one a double.

Mohr (L), Gunther (2 ) and Dubyk
H.Wiggins (W) and Derdall

(July 26)   Wiseton upset Neilburg 5-2 Saturday to win the Saskatoon Exhibition Tournament. Playing errorless ball behind the hurling of Lefty Arnold, Wiseton took an early lead and stayed in front all the way. Alvin Piper was prominent in the triumph with two hits, a run scored and two runs driven home. He plated a run in the first inning after drawing a walk.  In the second, after Arnold had singled to score Red Orth, Piper drove in Arnold. Wiseton added their final two runs in the 4th as Orth led off with a one-bagger, again stole second, and came home on Derdall's base knock. Piper rapped another single to plate Derdall. Ace Lowe scored both runs for Neilburg. 

Arnold (W) and Derdall
Kembel (L), Evenson (5) and Prediger

(July 30)   Paced by Babe Hohler, a hard-hitting hurler from Minneapolis, Yorkton toppled the Northeast Saskatchewan Baseball League All-Stars 4-2 before one of the season's best crowds at Jubilee Park Wednesday evening.  Hohler gave up four hits in the first inning as the Stars plated a pair but he settled down to allow just one more hit the rest of the way.  Hohler figured in three of Yorkton's four runs, scoring Bond with a double in the 4th and scampering home on Obodiak's sharp single. In the 8th, Hohler smacked a triple to deep centre and scored on Rogers' single.

Skywork (L) and Vogeli
Hohler (W) and Rogers

(July 30)   Viscount and the Bohemians split a twin-bill at Prince Albert Wednesday. The visitors took the curtain raiser 6-2, thanks to a five-run 8th inning, while the locals copped the twilight fixture 2-1 as Lefty Logue tossed a seven-hitter. The opener that had developed into a pitcher's duel between Ferniuk of the Bohemians and Johnny Folk of Viscount broke open in the 8th inning when the visitors used two singles, two doubles and a triple, aided by a pair of bobbles, for five scores.  Catcher Lowell Hanson led a 12-hit Viscount attack with three doubles.

T.Folk (W) and Hanson
Ferniuk (L) and Hill, Boden

The second game was a pitcher's match up all the way with Logue holding Viscount to seven hits and Lefty Hornyak allowing just eight.  Prince Albert broke a tie with a run in the 7th for the win. 

Hornyak (L) and Hanson
Logue (W) and Zwack

(August 1)   Prince Albert plated four runs in the first inning and went on to crush Birch Hills 14-4 despite being out-hit 12 to 9.  Lefty Logue, who started the game on the mound for the Bohemians then shifted to centre field, had a triple and single and scored four runs. Max Katz collected a pair of two-baggers and a single.  McPhee and Swenson each had three hits for the losers. 

D.Menzies (L), Hagen (7) and Swenson
Logue, Carle (W) (4) and Seweck

(August 10)    Before capacity crowds in Saskatoon, in spite of one of the worst dust storms of the summer, Saskatoon Tigers won the day from Prince Albert with a win and a tie at the Eighth Street diamond.  In a stirring finish in the second game the Tigers cracked back-to-back home runs in the bottom of the 9th to tie the match at 9-9 before the Bohemians pulled off a brilliant double play to cut off the winning run. Tigers won the afternoon contest 10-1.

Rebalkin was solid for the Tigers in scattering 11 hits in the afternoon and helping the offense with a double and single and scoring twice.  Tigers' batters nicked Lefty Logue for 13 safeties including two doubles, two triples and homers by Ian Lowe and Art Moffatt  Johnny Boden led the visitors with three hits.

Logue (L) and Zwack
Rebalkin (W) and Moffatt

The teams combined for 31 hits in the second game. Logue had four for the Bohemians and Boden and Chuck Carle smacked three apiece.  Dietrick, Stark and Crawford each had three for the Tigers. Tigers trailed 9-7 going into the bottom of the 9th when, with one out, Stark and Lowe, with his second of the day, hit consecutive four-baggers.  

Carle and Zwack
Grossman, Rebalkin (7)  and Stark, Moffatt

(August 17)   Prince Albert Bohemians were double trouble for Saskatoon baseballers Sunday with a sweep of a twin-bill with Saskatoon Tigers, 8-1 and 8-4.

"Kinky" Dehmke's four-hit pitching backed up by strong defensive play was the feature of the opener. Dehmke had a no-hitter through six innings. Jim Rebalkin, on mound for the visitors, ran into trouble in the first inning when the Bohs shoved across four runs. Doug Lane, with a triple and three singles, led a 13-hit attack for the winners.

Rebalkin (L) and Moffatt
Dehmke (W) and Zwack

Lefty Logue allowed 10 hits in pitching the win in the second game. He helped at the plate with a pair of two-baggers and a single.  Grossman gave up 11 hits in his six innings of work and was charged with three errors and three wild pitches.

Grossman (L), Lowe (7) and Stark
Logue (W) and Seweck

(August 24)   At Prince Albert Sunday, Bohemians took a pair from the Saskatoon Cubs 5-3 and 1-0.  Bohs broke a 3-3 tie with Chuck Carle's two-run homer in the 8th inning of the first game for the win. "Kinky" Dehmke was the winner over Phil Polischuk. Each gave up eight hits.                           

Polischuk (L) and McPhail
Dehmke (W) and Zwack

The first batter to face Saskatoon's Ace Corbin in the nightcap scored an unearned run and that was all the scoring as Lefty Logue blanked the Cubs on four hits. Corbin allowed just three. Johnny Boden drew walk to lead off the game and came around to score on errors by Ralph and Bernie Almas.

Corbin (L) and Brown
Logue (W) and Zwack