1952 Manitoba-Saskatchewan League     

Greater Winnipeg Senior League

(May 18)  Defending champion St. Boniface Native Sons got off on the right foot as the Greater Winnipeg Senior League kicked off the new season.  The Native Sons erased an early 2-1 deficit with an eight-run explosion in the third inning and whipped St. James 10-5.  Supplying big hits in the wild inning were Freddie Dunsmore, whose double sent starter Clint McCracken to the showers, Jim Robertson, and Johnny Warren, who cleared the sacks with a homer.  Bruce Jones went the distance for St. Boniface, giving up eight hits.

McCracken (L), Baldwin, Keller and Reid
Jones (W) and Collins

A four-run fourth inning carried the C.U.A.C. Blues to a 5-2 victory over Selkirk. Doubles by Tommy Ireton and Howie Jones sparked the rally. Ken Vicars boomed a triple for the Blues in the fifth but was left stranded. Art Tooth held Selkirk to five hits in going the route on the hill for the winners.

Benson (L) and Latourelle
Tooth (W) and Miller

Stonewall, the new entry to the league, was welcomed with an 11-0 thrashing at the hands of Transcona. Joe Lopuck tossed a four-hitter for the shutout. Transcona punched out ten hits including a homer by Joe Teres, double and single by catcher Dave McConachie and Jack Warwick's three-bagger.

Wawrishyn (L), Blythe, Comberback, Coughlin and Marlowe
Lopuck (W) and McConachie

(May 20)  Frank Muzychka drove in the tying run then scored the winner on Ron Latourelle's single as Selkirk squeezed past St. Boniface 4-3 with two runs in the sixth inning. Laurie Peterson went the route on the hill for the winners allowing just five hits. The Native Sons pulled off a game highlight with the triple play in the first inning. With runners on first and second, Johnny Sellen sent a scorcher down Freddie Dunsmore's way. Dunsmore went up and made the catch, relayed to second where it went to Johnny Warren at first for the third out.

xxx (L) and xxx
Peterson (W) and xxx

CUAC Blues trampled Stonewall 10-4 as Don Raleigh rapped a pair of doubles and a single and Ernie Tesluk cracked a two-run homer.  Wally Kaniuga, the third of three Blues' hurlers fanned six of the nine batters he faced.

J.Marlowe (L), N.Anderson and xxx
Ryan, Bednarek, Kaniuga and xxx

(May 22)  Selkirk trimmed St. James 9-5 in Greater Winnipeg Senior ball Thursday night. Bob Welch went the distance for the pitching win.

Welch (W) and xxx
xxx, xxx (1), Thompson (1) and xxx

Transcona and the CUAC Blues battled to a 5-5 tie. Iggy Scaletta's homer in the bottom of the seventh and final inning saved the day for the Railroaders after the Blues had built up a 5-0 advantage. Tommy Ireton had a two-run triple for the Blues while Jack Warwick duplicated the feat for Transcona.

W.Kaniuga and xxx
D.Gardiner and xxx

(May 25)   The Greater Winnipeg Senior League ran off a full slate of games Sunday - three doubleheaders.  The CUAC Blues stretched their unbeaten string with a sweep over defending champion St. Boniface copping the first game 6-5 and taking another one-run decision in the second, 4-3, with Don Raleigh driving in the winning run in both contests.  A wild ninth inning highlighted the opener. Going into the final frame, CUAC boasted a 3-1 lead, but the Native Sons erupted for four runs to go out in front 5-3.  The Blue turned the tables in the bottom of the ninth with three runs and the victory.  Blues out hit the Native Sons 11 to 8.  Wally Kaniuga picked up the win in relief of starter Ken McKay.  A big four-run third inning supplied CUAC with the 4-3 second game triumph.  Ben Bednarek hurled a seven-hitter for the win. He fanned seven and walked four. Pete Rettie took the loss giving up nine blows and sending 12 down on strikes. 

Jones, Matson (L) (8) and Collins
McKay, Kaniuga (W) (9) and Miller

Bednarek (W) and Cuthbert, Miller (9)
Rettie (L) and Collins

Stonewall and St. James split a pair of high-scoring affairs. Stonewall took the opener 13-11 at home while the Legion rebounded for a 10-5 decision in the second contest.  Floyd Keller registered the win in the nightcap giving up 12 hits while walking eight and fanning eight.  Sonny Gaunt belted a homer for the winners and Sam Tascona and Art Brockhill each had three hits. 

xxx and xxx
xxx and xxx

Anderson (L), A.Marlowe (2), Coughlin (7) and B.Marlowe
Keller (W) and Madden

Transcona pounded Selkirk pitching for 26 hits in the twin-bill, winning 12-3 and 10-1.  Wally Dowgan fanned 16 in winning the opening game with a six-hitter. Mort Guest limited Selkirk to just three hits in the second game while whiffing 11.  Nick Glowa with five hits on the day paced the winners. 

Baker (L) and Oberton
Dowgan (W) and Kurceba

Guest (W) and Rizzuto
McPherson (L) and Benson

(May 29)  In the Manitoba Junior Baseball League, right-hander Al Seymour fanned 21 Thursday as Winnipeg Maroons stopped the Oakville Rockets 5-1.  Seymour walked six while allowing four hits.  Reg Chopp And Tommy Hannesson smacked homers for the Maroons. 

Wood (L) and D.Blight
Seymour (W) and Blaine

(May 29)  Bruce Pell gave up a homer to opposing pitcher Laurie Peterson in the first inning then pitched shutout ball the rest of the way as St. Boniface crushed Selkirk 8-1. Pell yielded just five hits and fanned eight. Bob Hansford belted a two-run homer an single for the winners. Freddy Dunsmore added a pair of two-baggers.

Peterson (L) and Cowie
Pell (W) and Collins

Transcona jumped into a 5-0 lead after two innings and cruised to a 12-6 victory over St. James. Nick Glowa powered the attack with a two-run homer in the sixth, a run-scoring single in the seventh and a two-run triple in the eighth. 

Baldwin (L), Porteous (2) and Murray, Madden (6)
Lopuck (W), Genthon (7) and McConachie

An eight-run fourth inning was enough for the CUAC Blues as they downed Stonewall  13-6.  Wally Kaniuga, weakened in the late innings, but went the distance for the pitching win giving up seven hits. Ben Bednarek led a 12-hit attack with a double and single. John Marlowe belted a triple and single for Stonewall. 

Coutts (L), Anderson (4) and McLean
Kaniuga (W) and Miller

(June 01)  C.U.A.C. Blues remained unbeaten Sunday when they downed Transcona Railroaders 4-3 for their seventh straight victory.  Art Tooth fired a five-hitter for the pitching win. He struck out five and walked a pair. Don Gardiner fanned 13 in taking the loss. He allowed eight hits and walked seven.  Blues scored the winner in the ninth as Don Raleigh walked, advanced on a single by Bill McInnes and scored on an infield error.

Gardiner (L) and McConachie
Tooth (W) and Cuthbert, Miller (8)

(June 01)  St. Boniface Native Sons blanked Stonewall 6-0 as Bruce Pell twirled a four-hitter and struck out seven. Thor Sigurdson yielded 13 hits in taking the loss. Pete Marusin cracked a homer and two singles to lead the winners. Pell helped his own cause with three singles.

Pell (W) and Collins
Sigurdson (L) and Marlowe

(June 01) A four run fourth inning carried St. James Legion to an 8-3 verdict over Selkirk. Sam Tascona led the Legion with three hits. Floyd Keller surrendered eight hits in going the route for the win.

Zonk (L) and Cowie
Keller (W) and Johnson

(June 03)   CUAC Blues blasted St.James 13-7 Tuesday and Selkirk downed Stonewall 6-3 in Greater Winnipeg Senior baseball action.  St. James jumped into a 4-0 lead but the Blues took the lead with a seven-run fifth inning and coasted to the win. Glen Ryan went all the way for the Blues while Gord Thompson and Floyd Keller worked for St. James. Ben Bednarek and Ernie Tesluk each rapped a triple and single for the Blues. Don Reid had a three-bagger and a double for St. James.

Ryan (W) and xxx
Thompson (L), Keller (5) and xxx

Laurie Peterson pitched Selkirk to it's 6-3 verdict over Stonewall. Ivan Smith broke open a 2-2 game with a fourth inning double.

Peterson (W) and xxx
Marlowe, Comberback and xxx

(June 05)  A bases-loaded walk to Wally Kaniuga in the 11th inning forced in the winning run as CUAC Blues shaded St. James 4-3.  Blues had scored in the ninth to send the game to extra innings.  In the top of the 11th, Tommy Ireton led off with a free pass and Don Raleigh followed with a single. A sacrifice advanced the runners and Nestor Tesluk singled to bring in the tie-breaking run. Jack Vicars walked to load up the bases and another free pass brought in the second, and winning, marker. St. James scored in the bottom of the 11th. Wally Kaniuga went all the way for the pitching win. Raleigh led the attack with three hits.

W.Kaniuga (W) and xxx
xxx, McCracken (L) and xxx

Nick Anderson pitched Stonewall to a 9-3 victory over Selkirk. He allowed just seven hits. Reg Hayward clouted a three-run homer in the fourth inning. Bobby Bend took time off from his parliamentary duties to collect two singles. Merton Hicks laced three hits for the losers.

Anderson (W) and xxx
Wersch (L) and xxx

(June 08)  CUAC continued their winning ways Sunday pounding Selkirk 10-1 for their ninth straight victory.  Ben Bednarek turned in a neat three-hitter for the Blues and led a potent attack with a bases-loaded triple in the fourth inning.

Bednarek (W) and xxx
xxx and xxx

Transcona Railroaders took both ends of a double-header outslugging Stonewall 9-7 in a day game and blasting St. James 19-1 in an afternoon contest. Nick Glowa had a big day for the winners rapping three hits in the first game and a double and single in the first inning of the second before sitting out the rest of the game. Jack Warwick added a double and two singles and Don Griffiths had three one-baggers. 

Genthon (W) and xxx
xxx and xxx

A nine-run first inning made it easy for Transcona in the second contest. They unleashed 19 hits against four St. James hurlers in the 19-1 triumph. Don Gardiner allowed just three hits in a route-going performance. He struck out eight.

Gardiner (W) and xxx
xxx, xxx, xxx, xxx and xxx

St. Boniface brought out the heavy artillery as they trounced St. James 10-2 at St. Boniface then moved over to Selkirk to slaughter the home side 30-3 in the second game. The Native Sons produced a 13-hit attack in the first game 23 in the second.  Bob Hansford had quite the day with seven hits. Pete Marusin had a triple and single and Gord Simpson had a double and single in the opener.  Pete Rettie had three safeties against Selkirk.

Thompson (L) and xxx
B.Jones (W) and xxx

xxx and xxx
xxx and xxx

(June 09)  Transcona Railroaders rolled to their third straight win Monday night blanking St. James 4-0. Wally Dowgan fired a four-hitter for the shutout. He struck out ten and issued six free passes.  Carl Porteous, on the hill for St. James, yielded just four hits but walked 15. He fanned six. The game featured an eighth-inning triple play by the winners. With Sam Tascona and Art Brockhill on base with singles, Bob Morrison lined to Joe Teres at shortstop who stepped on second to double off Tascona and pegged to first to nip Brockhill trying to race back to first.

Dowgan (W) and xxx
Porteous (L) and xxx

CUAC           9 -  0
St. Boniface   9 -  2   1.0
Transcona      7 -  2   2.0
Stonewall      2 -  8   7.5
Selkirk        2 -  9   8.0
St. James      2 - 10   8.5

(June 10)  In a wild finish at Transcona, the Railroaders ended the Blues unbeaten streak notching a 9-8 disputed victory.  The game was called because of darkness in the top of the ninth with CUAC ahead 10-9, but because the inning was not completed the score reverted back to the end of the eighth when Transcona was ahead. Even without the near donnybrook at the call of the game, the final inning had its controversy.  Barry Cuthbert opened the ninth for the Blues with a single and Frank Yahiro followed suit with the runners advancing to second and third. Don Gardiner came to pitch for Transcona and fanned Ernie Tesluk. Bruce Miller had two strikes on him when Cuthbert broke for home. He was tagged out but Umpire Bernie Ost ruled the pitch was a balk and the run counted.  Following a lengthy argument, Miller singled to bring in Yahiro with the go-ahead marker.  Gardiner was pitching to Glen Ryan when the umpire called the game. Gord Miller with a homer and two singles and Al Ingram with four singles paced the Railroaders.  Nestor Tesluk belted a homer for the Blues.

xxxx and xxx
xxx, Gardiner and xxx

Behind a four-hitter by Bruce Pell, St. Boniface trampled Stonewall 8-2.  Pete Marusin with a double and two singles paced the Native sons offense.  Ken Little, Gord Simpson, Freddy Dunsmore, Johnny Warren and Pell each produced a pair of hits. Catcher Ed Marlowe had a double and single for the losers.

Pell (W) and xxx
xxx and xxx

Selkirk lambasted St. James 13-0 as Laurie Peterson hurled a seven-hitter for the shutout and helped the offense with a pair of hits.  Merton Hicks and Cecil Cowie each had three-baggers. 

Peterson (W) and xxx
xxx and xxx

(June 11)  Fred Dunsmore was a force on the mound and at the plate as St. Boniface blanked Transcona 8-0.  Dunsmore allowed just four hits and fanned eight in hurling the shutout and helped the attack with a triple and a single. Ken Little rapped a homer and two singles, Gord Simpson added a double and two singles and Bob Hansford had three safeties.  Gary Blaine, the young Maroons junior star, punched out a triple and single.

Dunsmore (W) and xxx
xxx and xxx

CUAC Blues trounced Stonewall 10-4. Cam McKay twirled a six-hitter and racked up ten strikeouts to post the pitching win. He added a pair of singles at the plate. Nestor Tesluk added a double and single.

McKay (W) and xxx
xxx and xxx

(June 19)  St. Boniface Native Sons moved into first place in the Greater Winnipeg Senior League Thursday with a 14-6 win over Stonewall. Winning hurler Fred Dunsmore allowed just one hit and fanned nine after taking over for starter Bruce Jones in the fifth inning. Gord Simpson led the attack with a double and three singles.  Ken Little, Dunsmore, Bob Hansford and Johnny Warren each had three safeties as the Sons collected a total of 20 hits. Johnny Marlowe led Stonewall with a double and two singles.

Jones, Dunsmore (W) (5) and Collins
Anderson (L) and Marlowe

A five-run third inning carried Transcona to a 7-4 win over CUAC. Don Gardiner and Mike Genthon combined on a five-hitter for the winners.  Joe Teres continue his slugging spree with a pair of three-baggers. Nick Glowa contributed three singles.

Gardiner, Genthon (W) (4) and Kurceba
Tooth, Kaniuga (4) and Cuthbert

St. James held off a ninth inning rally by Selkirk for a 7-6 victory.  Wingy Johnson and Mark Flynn each clubbed a pair of doubles. Gord Thompson had a seven-hitter with eight strikeouts for the win.

Smith, Pettie (5) and Tascona
Thompson (W) and Johnson

(June 22)   St. Boniface rang up their 11th straight win Sunday, a 4-0 decision over second place CUAC Blues to maintain top spot in Winnipeg senior men's baseball.   Pete Rettie set the Blues down on three safeties as the Native Sons won their 13th game in 15 starts. Rettie had a no-hitter going into the seventh inning. He fanned seven and walked three.  Pete Marusin smacked a triple and single for the winners.

McKay (L) and xxx
Rettie (W) and xxx

The Blues rebounded to down St. James 14-7 in an evening contest after St. James had earlier shutout Stonewall 8-0. CUAC  The Vicars brothers, Jack and Ken, supplied the power for the Blues each poling a four-bagger.  Jack added a double while Ken also had a single. Barry Cuthbert and Howie Jones each produced a double and single. Bob Morrison and Gordon Thompson each rapped homers for St. James. Jim Worthington ripped a double and two singles.  It was a costly win for the Blues as fleet outfielder Ernie Tesluk suffered a broken leg when he collided with third baseman Bill Burns in legging out a triple in the fourth inning. Glen Ryan, who relieved in the fourth inning, gained credit for the win.

Tooth, Ryan (W) (4) and xxx
xxx and xxx

Jack Marlowe blanked Stonewall on three hits as St. James registered an 8-0 shutout. Mark Flynn led winners with a pair of doubles and a single.  Art Brockhill, Bob Morrison and Wingy Johnson each had two safeties.

Marlowe (W) and xxx
xxx and xxx

(June 24)   St. Boniface obliterated Selkirk 18-1 Tuesday in one of two games in the Greater Winnipeg Baseball League. The Native Sons rapped out 25 hits with Pete Marusin leading the way with a homer and three singles. Don Collins added a triple and three singles. Jim Robertson had a three-run homer. Johnny Warren had four singles and Milt Swindelhurst added three. Bruce Jones had an easy time on the hill for the Sons blanking Selkirk until the ninth. He allowed six hits.

Jones (W) and Collins
Baker (L), Youd (6) and Cowie

Transcona combined nine hits with 17 walks and three errors for an 11-4 win over St. James.  Mort Guest fashioned a six-hitter for the winners. He fanned six and walked four.  Joe Teres of the Railroaders received four free passes.

Guest (W) and Kurceba
Porteous (L), Shira (5), Flynn (7) and Madden

(June 26)  St. Boniface had a more difficult than anticipated time Thursday night before edging St. James 9-8. Bruce Pell started for the Native Sons but needed help from Pete Rettie in the fifth inning as St. James collected 13 hits. Bob Jones went all the way for the losers allowing just eight safeties. Mark Flynn, of St. James, led all batters with four hits.

Pell, Rettie (5) and xxx
Jones (L) and xxx

CUAC Blues nipped Selkirk 5-2 behind the solid hurling of Wally Kaniuga who surrendered just six hits and fanned seven. Ken Baker, also with a six-hitter, took the loss.

Kaniuga (W) and xxx
Baker (L) and xxx

An outstanding relief effort by Don Gardiner helped Transcona to a 10-6 win over Stonewall. Gardiner came in with two out in the seventh to put down a Stonewall rally and then fanned two in the eighth and three in the ninth to secure the victory.  Al Ingram drove in three runs for the winners. John Marlowe had a bases-loaded triple and a single for Stonewall.

Dowgan (W), Gardiner (7) and xxx
Anderson (L) and xxx

(July 03)   Terry Sawchuk drove in four runs with a double and three singles Thursday as Transcona pounded three Selkirk hurlers for 17 hits in the 21-4 victory.  The outburst featured an 11-run splurge in the sixth inning.  Cliff Pachal added a double and two singles and Jack Warwick had two doubles and a single. Joe Lopuck registered the easy triumph.

Lopuck (W), Gardiner (4) and xxx
Brownley (L), xxx, Wersch and xxx

CUAC Blues ran up an 8-0 margin in the first two innings than hung on to outlast St. Boniface 11-7, salting the game away with three runs in the eighth inning. Lou Sabo led the winners with a two-bagger and a pair of singles. Ken Vicars had three safeties and Barry Cuthbert added a three-bagger. John Warren belted a homer and a single for the Sons.

Hainstock (W) and xxx
xxx and xxx

(July 05)  St. Boniface Native Sons showed little mercy on the baseball nine from Warren, Minnesota Saturday whipping the visitors 10-0 with a 14-hit attack. Bruce Jones allowed just four hits in tossing the shutout. Carl Mattson led the offense with three safeties.

Fisher (L) and Lund
Jones (W) and Collins

Warren rebounded in a second game Saturday scoring ten times against the CUAC Blues.  A good showing, except the Blues plated 11 runs to hand the travelers a second defeat. Warren had a 10-6 lead in the seventh inning before Don Raleigh capped a four-run Blues' rally with a homer. Jack Vicars notched the winning run in the bottom of the ninth. He singled, advanced on a sacrifice and error and scooted home on another infield miscue. Ken Vicars cracked a pair of homers for the Blues. Jack Vicars had three singles. Gene Leslie had a triple and two singles for Warren.  Bill Hainstock walked nine in three innings before giving way to Art Tooth who fanned 12 in a solid relief stint.

xxx and xxx
Hainstock, Tooth (W) (3) and Cuthbert

(July 06)  St. Boniface Native Sons showed top form Sunday in taking a 4-2 decision from the Greater Winnipeg Senior League all-stars. Pete Rettie set the stars down on four hits as he racked up 12 strikeouts.  The Saints built up a 4-0 lead before the stars broke through with a pair in the eight inning. Thor Sigurdson and Art Tooth combined a a five hitter for the all-stars.

Rettie (L) and Collins
Sigurdson, Tooth (5) and Cuthbert

In another exhibition game Sunday, Transcona and Warren, Minnesota battled to a 1-1 draw.

(July 08)  Ken Vicars slugged a homer with brother Jack Vicars aboard in the tenth inning to give CUAC Blues a 4-2 victory over Selkirk Tuesday night. Cam McKay had a superb four-hitter for the pitching win. He fanned seven in the route-going performance. Ted Youd yielded just eight hits in taking the loss.

McKay (W) and Cuthbert
Youd (L) and Tascona

St. Boniface outlasted St. James in a slugfest which produced 30 hits, 19 by the Native Sons. Pete Rettie led the winners with three safeties.  Fred Dunsmore survived 11 hits to go the distance for the victory.

Dunsmore (W) and Blaine
Baisleas (L) and Johnson

At Stonewall, Transcona whipped the home nine 17-4 with a 21-hit attack. Gordie Miller drove in four runs with three doubles and a single.  Al Ingram, Jack Warwick, Don Griffiths and Paul Trofenenko all singled three times. Bill Kurceba cracked a triple and single.  John Marlowe slammed a three-run homer for Stonewall. Wally Dowgan pitched a six hitter for the win.

Dowgan (W) and Kurceba
Anderson (L), Marlowe (3) and J. Marlowe, Stewart (6)

(July 09)  Bruce Jones had a two-hit shutout Wednesday night as St. Boniface crushed Selkirk 9-0. Catcher Don Collins cracked a home run and single for the winners. Native Sons collected 11 hits off Don Smith. Carl Mattson had a double and single.

Jones (W) and Collins
Smith (L) and Cowie

(July 10)  Transcona Railroaders walloped St. James Legion 15-2 Thursday in a Greater Winnipeg Senior Baseball League fixture at Transcona.  Don Gardiner allowed just five hits in going the distance for the win. He struck out ten and walked six.  Terry Sawchuk, a recent addition to Transcona, continued a hot streak with five hits, a double and four singles to run his hit total to ten in three games. Jack Warwick had a triple and double and Dave McConachie added a double and single.

Jones (L), Pelletier (4) and Johnson
Gardiner (W) and McConachie

(July 10)  Pete Rettie had a no-hitter for seven innings finishing with a two-hit effort Thursday as St. Boniface Native Sons crushed Selkirk 18-1. Rettie struck out 13, walked a pair, and helped the offense with a pair of hits. Fred Dunsmore led the onslaught with a homer and triple. The Sons broke the game wide open with six runs in the fifth inning.

Baker (L) and Tascona
Rettie (W) and Collins

(July 10)  C.U.A.C. opened with four runs in the first inning and coasted to a 14-2 triumph over Stonewall. Art Tooth pitched a four-hitter for the Blues with six strikeouts and five walks.  Bill McGinnis smacked a triple and two singles to lead the attack and Lou Sabo chipped in with a double and two singles.

Anderson (L), R.Marlowe (2) and J.Marlowe
Tooth (W) and Cuthbert

(July 13)  Manager Stan Shaley came off the bench to drive in the winning run with a pinch-hit single in the eighth inning as CUAC shaded Transcona 5-4.  Milt Kaniuga opened the frame with a single, went to third on a sacrifice and scored on Shaley's blow.  Wally Kaniuga scattered nine hits for the win. 

Lopuck (L) and McConachie
Kaniuga (W) and Cuthbert

Transcona whipped St. Boniface 11-6 Sunday as Don Gardiner fanned 16. Terry Sawchuk set the pace for the winners with a two-run homer in the first inning. He later added a pair of singles.  Gardiner and catcher Bill Kurceba each produced a double and two singles.  Don Collins swung the big bat for the Saints with a three-run homer in the first inning and a two-run shot in the third. He also had a single.

Gardiner (W) and Kurceba
Jones (L) and Collins

In a benefit game, CUAC Blues edged St. James Legion 9-8.

(July 14)  Selkirk blew an early 9-3 lead Monday in dropping a 15-10 decision to Transcona in a six-inning contest. Railroaders erupted for eight runs in the fifth and added four more in the sixth for the win. Wally Dowgan not only survived the Selkirk offensive to go the route on the mound, with 12 strikeouts, he reached base five straight times with a triple, single and three walks. Jack Warwick added three singles.  Don Hobson cracked a three-run homer and three singles for Selkirk.

Dowgan (W) and Kurceba
Youd, Findlay (L) 5) and Cowie

(July 15)   Stonewall built up a 4-0 lead then held off a sixth and final inning rally by Selkirk to post a 4-3 victory Tuesday night. Bob Comberback pitched a three-hitter in posting the win. Cowie's two-run double in the last frame brought Selkirk to within a run, but Comerback managed to get out of trouble.

Smith (L) and Tascona
Comberback (W) and Marlowe

Basil Furgala fashioned a three-hit shutout to lead the CUAC Blues to an 11-0 win over St. James.  He fanned six without a free pass. Jack Vicars, Bill McInnes and Ken Vicars smacked homers. Jack Vicars also had a pair of singles. Barry Cuthbert added two doubles and a single.

Keller (L), Jones (2) and Murray
Furgala(W) and Cuthbert

St. Boniface kept pace in the Senior circuit by downing the third place Transcona Railroaders 8-5. Al Seymour, up from the Maroon Juniors, scattered seven hits and fanned six in posting the win.  Native Sons unleashed a 17-hit attack led by Gordie Simpson, Don Collins and Jim Robertson with three apiece. 

Seymour (W) and xxx
Genthon (L) and xxx

(July 17)   A gruesome slaughter. And, it went just six innings. Transcona scored in every inning, 15 alone in the third, in demolishing Selkirk 30-0.  The Railroaders pounded out 19 hits and took advantage of six Selkirk errors. Earl McNabb was among the hitting heroes with a double and three singles. Terry Sawchuk drove in four runs with a double and single and Jack Warwick smacked a triple and single. Don Griffiths garnered four singles and scored six times. Mort Guest allowed just three hits in turning the shutout.

Guest (W) and Kurceba
Prettie (L), Wersch (3), Youd (4) and Tascona

CUAC Blues rocked a pair of St. Boniface hurlers for 17 hits in handing the Native Sons their worst loss of the season, 10-0.  Art Tooth got the shutout with a five-hitter. Lou Sabo poked a double and two singles and Frank Yahiro added a three-bagger and a single to lead the winners.  Jack Vicars and Tom Ireton each had three safeties.

Tooth (W) and Cuthbert
xxx (L), Robertson (5) and Collins, Blaine (4)

(July 20)  Bruce Pell was outstanding on the mound for St. Boniface Sunday firing a two-hitter with nine strikeouts and no walks as the Native Sons crushed Stonewall 9-0.  Catcher Don Collins paced a 12-hit attack for the winners with three safeties.

Comberback (L) and xxx
Pell (W) and Collins

(July 22)   St. Boniface creeped to within a half-game of league-leading CUAC Blues Tuesday when they trounced Transcona 8-3 with a 13-hit attack.  Ken Little led the winners with three safeties. Bruce Pell held the Railroaders to seven hits to pick up the win.

Lopuck (L) and McConachie
Pell (W) and Collins

(July 27)  St. Boniface moved into a tie for the top rung in the Winnipeg Senior League Sunday as they bested CUAC 4-3.  The Native Sons opened with three runs in the first inning and held off Blues' rallies in the eighth and ninth for the win. Bruce Pell fired a four-hitter, but with six walks, for the win. Art Tooth allowed just three hits and four walks in taking the loss. 

Pell (W) and Collins
Tooth (L) and Miller

St. Boniface     25 -  5
C.U.A.C.         23 -  6  1.5
Transcona        21 -  8  3.5
Stonewall         9 - 21  16.0
St. James         8 - 22  17.0
Selkirk           3 - 27  22.0

(August 05)  A four-run rally in the final inning gave St. Boniface a 5-3 win over Transcona Tuesday night and allowed them to take a one-game lead in the best-of-seven semi-final series.  Trailing 3-1, Don Collins opened the Sons final at bat with a drive to centre which was muffed by Jack Warwick. Bob Hansford followed with a line drive to the same spot, and again Warwick had trouble with the ball.  Johnny Warren singled to bring in both runners. Carl Mattson reached on an infield error and pitcher Pete Rettie won his own game with a single to drive in both Warren and Mattson.  Rettie have up nine hits and fanned ten in registering the win. Don Gardiner took the tough loss with a five-hitter.

Gardiner (L) and Kurceba
Rettie (W) and Collins

(August 07)  CUAC Blues took the opening game of their semi-final series with Stonewall Thursday, scoring a 5-3 victory. Milt Kaniuga came through with a bases-loaded single in the fifth inning to drive in the winning runs. Cam McKay struck out seven and allowed seven hits in posting the win. Bob Comberback allowed only six hits, but three Stonewall errors contributed to his defeat.

Comberback (L) and Marlowe
McKay (W) and Miller

(August 12)  St. Boniface took a 3-1 game lead in the semi-final series Tuesday downing Transcona 7-6. Gary Blaine, a catcher by trade for the Winnipeg Maroons, hurled for the Native Sons allowing just seven hits and whiffing seven.  Dave McConachie, another catcher, started for the Railroaders but was lifted in the fourth inning when the Saints scored five times. Don Gardiner relieved and blanked the Sons the rest of the way. Don Collins belted a homer, triple and single for the winners. Jack Warwick had a single, double and triple for Transcona.

Blaine (W) and Collins
McConachie (L), Gardiner (4) and Kurceba

(August 14)  CUAC Blues advanced to the playoff final of the Greater Winnipeg Senior League Thursday when they defeated Stonewall 3-2. Blues won the series in four straight games. Blues got the winning marker in the final frame when Frank Yahiro doubled, moved to third on a fly ball and scored on a wild pitch.  Wally Kaniuga tossed a seven-hitter for the win. Jake Burnett surrendered just five hits but issued five walks.

Burnett (L) and Marlowe
Kaniuga (W) and Cuthbert

A  three-run fifth inning carried Transcona to a 9-5 win over St. Boniface to extend the semi-final series to a sixth game. Sons lead three games to two. Joe Lopuck survived 11 hits to go the distance on the hill for the winners.

Lopuck (W) and McConachie
Pell, Rettie (5) and Collins

(August  17)  Transcona Railroaders rode the strong right arm of Don Gardiner Sunday to down St. Boniface 2-1 in the second game of a double-header to tie their semi-final series at three games each.  The teams battled to a 3-3 draw in the first game. Gardiner allowed but five hits, whiffed 12 and walked three in his biggest game of the season.  Bruce Jones and Fred Dunsmore had a shuttle system to the Sons' mound and combined to toss a five-hitter. Terry Sawchuk scored the winning marker after belting a triple in the third inning and scampering home on a squeeze bunt by Joe Teres. Transcona got its first run in the second frame when Al Ingram doubled to drive in Nick Glowa.  The Sons got their lone tally in the fourth when Don Collins was safe on a three-base error and scored on Bob Hansford's single. 

Genthon and McConachie
Rettie and Collins

Jones, Dunsmore (L) (2), Jones (3), Dunsmore (4), Jones (5), Dunsmore (6) and Collins
Gardiner (W) and Kurceba, McConachie (6)

(August 24)  Nick Glowa's ninth inning single drove in the winning run as Transcona shaded St. Boniface 3-2 to win the deciding game of their best-of-seven semi-final series.  Don Gardiner of the Railroaders and Gary Blaine of the Sons hooked up in a dandy pitching duel. Gardiner fanned 12 in going the distance for the win while Blaine struck out 13 before giving way to Fred Dunsmore in the ninth.  Gardiner also singled in a run for the winners.

Blaine, Dunsmore (9) and xxx
Gardiner (W) and xxx

(August 26)  Wally Kaniuga's one-hitter handed the CUAC Blues the opening game of the Greater Winnipeg Senior Baseball League final series.  Blues topped Transcona 8-4 in a seven-inning contest. The lone safety game in the fifth inning as the Railroaders took advantage of three errors, a walk and a fielder's choice to plate their four runs. Kaniuga had earlier come through with a two-run single to plate Frank Yahiro and Tommy Ireton to give Blues the lead.

Lopuck (L), Genthon (4) and McConachie
Kaniuga (W) and Cuthbert

(August 28)  Don Gardiner overcame seven walks to shutout CUAC Blues 5-0 as Transcona tied the best-of-seven final at a game apiece.  Gardiner allowed just five hits and racked up seven strikeouts. Transcona notched four runs in the third frame when Gardiner led off with a walk, followed by Al Ingram's single. Nick Glowa doubled in the first run and Terry Sawchuk's two-bagger scored a pair. Joe Teres singled to bring in Sawchuk. 

McKay (L), Tooth (6), Kaniuga (6) and Cuthbert, Miller (6)
Gardiner (W) and McConachie

(September 07)  CUAC Blues have a stranglehold on the senior league title after a sweep of Sunday's double-header, 10-5 and 10-2.  Blues lead the best-of-seven final three games to one.  Don "Bones" Raleigh thumped a homer and two singles to lead the Blues in the afternoon encounter.  A five-run fourth inning gave the Blues an 8-1 lead and they coasted to the win. Wally Kaniuga was the winning hurler with late relief by Art Tooth. Don Griffith was best for the losers with three singles and Al Ingram added a triple and single.

Gardiner (L), Guest (4) and McConachie
W.Kaniuga (W), Tooth (8) and Cuthbert

In the second game, at the Transcona diamond, Frank Yahiro blasted a homer and triple to lead the Blues to the easy win. Art Tooth held the Railroaders to just four hits. Nestor Tesluk helped the Blues attack with three singles and Bones Raleigh added a double and two singles.

Tooth (W) and Miller
Gardiner (L), Genthon (4) and Rizzuto

(September 14)   The CUAC Blues captured the Greater Winnipeg Senior Baseball championship and the Baldy Northcott Trophy Sunday when they stopped the Railroaders 8-5 at Transcona in the sixth game of the best-of-seven final series. Earlier, at the CUAC grounds, Transcona extended the series with a 5-1 triumph. A five-run seventh inning marked the difference in the final contest as the Blues battled back from a 3-1 deficit to jump into the lead. Ken Vicars led off the inning reaching on an error by third baseman Al Ingram and advanced on a single by Barry Cuthbert. With two out, another error by Ingram brought both runners home and put pitcher Wally Kaniuga at first. On a third miscue by Ingram, Nestor Tesluk reached safely and Jack Vicars doubled to bring in two more base runners. Vicars scored a short time alter when catcher Dave McConachie threw low to Ingram at third as Vicars attempted to steal. He came all the way home. Kaniuga allowed six hits in going the route for the pitching win. Cuthbert led the Blues with a double and two singles.

In the afternoon game, Mike Genthon and Don Gardiner combined on a four-hitter in holding the Blues to a lone tally, a Ken Vicars homer. Ingram, with a pair of two-baggers led the offense.

Gardiner, Genthon (W) (3) and McConachie
Tooth (L) and Cuthbert

Kaniuga (W) and Cuthbert
Genthon, Gardiner (7) and McConachie

Man-Sask Baseball

(May 31) The Kamsack Cyclones rapped out a solid 5 - 1 win when they encountered the Yorkton Cardinals in the opener of the Manitoba - Saskatchewan League. The Kamsack nine held the edge throughout the entire 7 innings of play as hurler Johnny Zeeben tossed a 3-hitter and went the route for the win. Bill Chypyha had a double and a single for the Cyclones, with both hits driving in a run. Jack Sharpe was hit with the loss. The Cards had their big opportunity in the opening frame when they had runners at 2nd and 3rd with none out but blew consecutive squeeze plays.

Sharpe (L) and xxxx
Zeeben (W) and Achtymichuk

(June 1) Steve Yaholnitsky led the hard-hitting Yorkton attack as the Cardinals blew out the visitors from Grandview 12 - 6 in the Redbirds home opener. Yaholnitsky had a triple, double and single plus a base on balls to reach base each time he stepped into the batters' box. D. Wilson of Grandview belted a home run for the losers.

(June 4)   Grandview whipped Dauphin 12-4 for their second straight win in the Man-Sask Baseball League.  A five-run outburst in the 7th inning sewed up the contest for the Maroons who trailed 4-3 in the early going.  Connelli fired a five-hitter.  He walked five and fanned six.  Frank Goran started for the Red Birds and took the loss.  Bent Hubchick paced the offense with four hits.  John Wagner, Ken Ridley and Holt each had a pair.  The Maroons, with several imports on the roster, earlier suffered a 12-6 beating at the hands of Yorkton and managed a 10-9 win over Gilbert Plains.  Dauphin had defeated Gilbert Plains 10-2 in their league opener.

Goran, Hunt (6) and xxx
Connelli and xxx

(June 9)  Roblin Seniors downed the Cardinals 10-8 at Yorkton with 15-year-old Si Coleman gaining credit for his first win in senior ball.

(June 10)  Roblin crushed Yorkton 17-5 in a game at Roblin. 

(June 15) At Madge Lake, the Kamsack Cyclones experienced no difficulty in turning back the Dauphin team in both ends of a twin-bill. The scores were not published in the Kamsack Times.

(June 20)   Roblin at Bowman

(June 21) Temperamental hockey star Vern Pachal yielded seven hits as he pitched the Yorkton Cardinals to an 8 - 2 victory over the Kamsack Cyclones at Jubilee Park. Harry Prystai led the Cards at bat with a 2 for 4 performance.

(June 21)  In exhibition action at Saskatoon, Kamsack Cyclones came away with a win and a tie in a twin-bill with the Gems. In the opener, Len Tucker keyed a five-run 3rd inning with a booming triple as the Cyclones went on to an 11-3 victory.  Len Breckner belted a homer for the Gems.  Mike Berezowski and John Zeeben worked the mound for the Kamsack win.  Each team had ten hits.

Berezowski, Zeeben (7) and Garcia
Eisner, Breckner (3), Rubicic (4), Jacobson (9) and Reg Bentley

Len Tucker rapped homers in his first two trips in the second game as the teams fought to a 5-5 draw in 12 innings. Cyclones John Carlson had a no-hitter into the 7th inning before the Gems came to life with three hits including a two-run double by Cliff Jacobson.  Kamsack out hit Saskatoon 11-6.

Carlson and Garcia, Achtymichuk (6)
Jacobson and Shirley

(June 23)  Roblin at Grandview

(June 24)  Tex Conley, an import from Cincinnati, Ohio, pitched Roblin to a 7-1 victory over Yorkton. Conley allowed just five hits and compiled 10 strikeouts. He was also a star on offense belting a two-run homer in the 5th inning scoring Keast ahead of him.

The first two Roblin runs came in the 1st and 3rd innings on wild pitches by Ernie Koroluk who went the distance for Yorkton. He gave up eight hits. Roblin padded their lead in the 8th scoring three times, two on a bases-loaded single by Souter, which plated both Gove and Lee Fisher. Lafayette Washington later scored on Keast's infield grounder.

Team           W L RO T
Kamsack        9 2 3  1
Roblin         6 2
Grandview      7 5 2
Gilbert Plains 6 4
Dauphin        4 7 1
Yorkton        4 7 2
Bowsman        2 9    1
* Won, Lost, Rainouts, Tied

(June 26) The Yorkton Enterprise published the latest batting statistics for the Yorkton Cardinals baseball club and it showed that, after 4 weeks of league play, Stan Obodiac leads the team with a .390 average based on 17 hits in 41 times at bat. Metro Prystai is right behind with 17 hits also, but he has been at bat 46 times for a .369 average. In the very important runs-batted-in department, Metro Prystai has knocked in 18. The "Meatball" also has hit 4 home runs, a pair of 3-baggers and 5 doubles to lead those categories as well. Vern Pachal has scored the most runs with 13. Steve Yaholnitsky is the top pitcher with a 2 - 0 record.

(June 26)   Roblin at Kamsack

(June 27) Nineteen year-old Ernie Koroluk pitched six-hit ball against Gilbert Plains as the Yorkton Cardinals fashioned an 8 - 7 win over the Manitobans. The Yorkton bats were booming in this encounter which saw Vern Pachal go 3 for 4 including a triple and double. Stan Obodiac drilled a 4-bagger and double while Metro Prystai belted a pair of doubles.

(June 27)   Roblin at Grandview

(July 3) Latest standings published in the Yorkton Enterprise show the Kamsack Cyclones with a comfortable lead.

Man - Sask standings
as of July 2     W L Pct.
Kamsack         10 2 .833
Roblin           6 2 .750
Gilbert Plains   7 5 .583
Grandview        8 6 .571
Yorkton          5 8 .385
Dauphin          4 9 .308
Bowsman          2 9 .182

(July 3)  Len Tucker belted a homer and a three-run double to lead Kamsack to a 5-4 win over the Florida Cubans.  The visitors took a four-run lead in the first inning but were shutout the rest of the way.  Tucker homered in the 7th for the Cyclones' first marker and tied it in the 8th with his double.  Stan Green scored the winner in the 9th on an error. Steve Stavrianoudakis registered the win.

(July 3)   Gilbert Plains at Roblin

(July 4)    Roblin at Kamsack

(July 5)   Dauphin Redbirds topped Yorkton Cardinals 4-1 at Dauphin.  The Redbirds were bolstered by two recruits from the Indian Head Rockets, Ira Donaldson and Jones. Donaldson fired a four-hitter and one walk in going the distance for the win.  He also contributed two hits. Jones helped with a first inning single which drove in Bob Kabel and Bill Smegelski with the game's first two runs. The Prystais handled all the offense for the visitors.  Harry had two singles while Metro and Bill each had one.

xxx and xxx
Donaldson (W) and xxx

(July 7)   Grandview Maroons scored a pair in the 8th inning to shade Gilbert Plains 2-1 in the final of their four-team invitational tournament.  Maroons out-hit the visitors 12-4.

Frank Watkins fired a one-hitter as Grandview blanked Dauphin 4-0 in opening round action. Holt had three hits for the winners.  Gilbert Plains defeated Roblin 12-3 to reach the final.  The game featured 27 hits, 14 by the winners.  They were four homers, Ed McDonald and Ed Garay for Gilbert Plains and Tex Conley and Gove for Roblin.

(July 9)   Catcher Lenny Pigg clouted a grand slam homer in the 5th inning to pace Roblin to a 13-10 victory over Grandview Maroons in a Man-Sask tussle at Roblin.  Roblin pushed across seven runs in the frame to salt away the win.  Tex Conley went the distance on the hill for the winners.  Bill Saunders poked a three-run homer for the Maroons.

Holt, Wylie (5) and Stempak
Conley (W) and Pigg

(July 11) The Indian Head Rockets walked away with top money in the Kamsack Elks' $6,000 tournament when they trounced the popular Florida Cubans 13 - 1 in the final. The hometown Kamsack Cyclones were earlier disqualified from the tournament and their game awarded to the Grandview, Manitoba aggregation when the Cyclones used a pinch-hitter who was not a registered member of the team at the beginning of the tournament. Close to 10,000 people saw some first-class baseball in the 2-day event which drew 16 teams.

(July 11)  Roblin at Yorkton

(July 12) Dauphin’s Johnson smashed a two-run homer which was instrumental in the Redbirds’ 6 to 2 win over Roblin in Man-Sask. action. Lee Fisher was lit up for Johnson’s round-tripper and was charged with his second loss in league play.

xxx (W) and xxx
Fisher (L) and xxx

(July 14) Roblin’s senior baseball team whipped the Kamsack Cyclones 11 to 6 in a regular Man-Sask. league game played at McBride’s Beach. The Cyclones blew a 5 – 0 lead acquired in the second inning on the strength of a grand-slam homer by Len Tucker. The Roblinites came back strong to push across six runs in the fourth frame and then followed this assault with two more in the seventh. They sewed things up by plating another pair in the eighth inning. Lafayette Washington toed the rubber for Roblin in a complete-game effort, earning the mound win. He limited Kamsack to one run after the second-inning outburst.

xxx (L) and xxx
Washington (W) and xxx

(July 15)   Roblin at Dauphin

(July 21) The Roblin seniors defeated the Dauphin Redbirds 4 to 1 in a regularly scheduled Man-Sask. League game played in Roblin. Andy Porter, who went the distance for Roblin, was never in trouble as he chalked up his second win since joining the club last week.

Goran (L), Johnson and Truelove
Porter and Pigg

(July 22)   A five-run 1st inning carried Roblin to a 9-6 win over Gilbert Plains.  Lafayette Washington went the distance for the win in spite of giving up a three-run homer to Bob Newton

McDonald, Parker (1) and Garay
Washington (W) and Pigg

Standings :
as of July 22    W L Pct.
Gilbert Plains  12  5 .706
Kamsack         11  6 .647
Roblin           8  6 .571
Grandview       11  9 .550
Dauphin          7 10 .412
Yorkton          5 12 .294
Bowsman          3 12 .200

(July 24) The Kamsack Cyclones took out the Yorkton Cardinals by a 7 - 3 count in the gas town as Negro import Len Tucker led the Cyclones at bat. For Yorkton, Steve Chorney hit a pair of singles.

(July 25) At Gilbert Plains, the Yorkton Cardinals blew leads of 7 - 0 and 10 - 7 and fell to the homesters 11 - 10. Eddie McDonald's bases-loaded triple off loser Jack Sharpe won it for the Plainsmen.

(July 25)   The hometown Maroons took top money in the Grandview Baseball Tournament.  Maroons downed Roblin 7-3 in the final after a first round, 3-2, win over Gilbert Plains.

(July 26) The Yorkton Cardinals shook out of their tail-spin as Ernie Koroluk pitched them to a 6 - 4 win over a Grandview Maroons squad featuring 10 import players. Stan Obodiac supplied the power for the Cards as he lit up Maroons' pitching for a pair of home runs and a single driving in four runs. Koroluk held the Maroons to four hits

Bill Cox (L) and Stempak
Koroluk (W) and Metro Prystai .

(August 16)   Grandview Maroons downed Gilbert Plains 6-3 to win the championship of  the Manitoba-Saskatchewan Baseball League.  Dauphin Red Birds held the title in 1951. Despite the defeat, Gilbert Plains was reported to be justly proud of their team which ended in first place during the regular season.  The local players and imports Eddie McDonald, Eddie Garay, Rudy Garcia, Jim Moore and Bob Newton played a fine brand of ball through the season.

(Sept 9)  The Roblin Review carried a story noting an All-Star team selected by the Yorkton Enterprise.

Catcher - John Stempak, Grandview
First - Len Tucker, Kamsack
Second - Stan Obodiac, Yorkton
Third - Metro Prystai, Yorkton
Shortstop - Tex Conley, Roblin
Left Field - Stan McPhee, Dauphin
Centre Field - Hubchuk, Grandview
Right Field - Shiner, Roblin
Utility - Ed McDonald, Gilbert Plains
Pitcher - Keast, Roblin
Pitcher - Steve Wylie, Grandview
Pitcher - Parker, Gilbert Plains
Pitcher - Stacko, Dauphin