1953 Game Reports     

(May 15)  Johnny Ford got the Moose Jaw Maples off on the right foot with an impressive opening day in leading the Maples to a 9-6 win over Regina Caps in the season opener at Regina.  Ford had a triple, three singles and a sac fly in five trips driving in two runs and scoring three.  Joe Navone gave up 10 hits but went the distance for the win.  Regina right fielder Charles Gary had four hits and a walk in five plate appearances.  Second baseman Roy Williams homered for the Caps. 

Navone (W) and Mannerino
Bruton (L), Ira Donaldson (5) and Ford

(May 15)  North Battleford disappointed 3-thousand fans at Saskatoon defeating the hometown Gems 3-1 in the opener at Cairns Field.  Bob Herron blasted a two-run homer in the sixth inning to provide the winning margin.  Jesse Blackman scattered ten hits in gaining the victory on the hill.  

Blackman (W) and Green
Griggs, Cisnero (L) (5), Williams (6) and Shirley

(May 16)  Saskatoon came back from a 5-1 deficit to beat the Beavers 11-8 at North Battleford.  There were four homers in the game -- Roy Dean and Bob Herron for the Beavers and Roberto Zayas and Jim Ryan for the Gems.

Vera, Morrow (W) (2), Martinez (6), Cisnero (7), Griggs (8) and Romay, Shirley
Dodd (L) and Green, Nelson (8)

(May 16)  Moose Jaw scored three runs in the final frame to take an 8-7 decision from Regina in a game played at Moose Jaw.  Percy Trimont's three-run homer was the key hit for the Caps.  Jackie Harbourne, Tom Mannerino and Rip Robinett each had two hits for the Maples.

E Coleman, Reeves (2), Snead (L) (4) and R. Williams
Don King, Bruno (W) (6) and Mannerino

(May 17)  Bob Herron smashed two homers, one a grand slam, and Art Stone and Roy Dean also had four-baggers as North Battleford whipped Regina 15-7.  Chuck Holdaway went the distance for the win.  Regina got some heavy hitting from Percy Trimont who had four hits, including a homer and Bill Rivers who also had four hits. 

Donaldson, Snead (L) (2), Reid (8) and Williams
Holdaway (W) and Green

(May 18)  Home runs by Tony Mannerino and Rip Robinett carried Moose Jaw to its 3rd straight victory, 5-4 over North Battleford in the first game of a double-header.  Joe Navone picked up the win for the Maples, his second of the season.  In the nightcap, John Coleman tossed a three-hitter to lead the Beavers to a 9-0 victory.  Art Stone's three-run double was the key blow for the Beavers.  The twin-bill drew 24-hundred fans at Moose Jaw.

McLeod (L) and Green
Navone (W) and Mannerino

John Coleman (W) and Green
Don King (L) and Mannerino

(May 18)  Jack Bruton pitched a shutout as Regina took a 3-0 decision from the Gems at Saskatoon in the first of a twin-bill.  Bob Wilson led the Caps' offense with three hits, Percy Trimont had a pair.  Gems won the second game 5-3 behind the pitching of Jose VeraHorace Latham had a homer for Regina.

Bruton (W) and Trimont
John Williams (L), S Martinez, Cisnero (9) and Dean, Shirley (6)

Coleman (W) and Trimont
Dowd (L), Vera (2) and Shirley

(May 19)  Ken Nelson had a triple, two doubles and a single, drove in two runs and scored three to lead the Beavers to a 12-8 win over the Caps at Regina. Curtis Tate and Roy Dean each chipped in with three hits for the Beavers.  Horace Latham had four hits and three runs batted in for Regina.  Beavers scored four in the fourth to salt away the victory.  The inning featured back-to-back-to-back triples by Nelson, Tate and Dean.

Blackman (W), Holdaway (7) and Green
Donaldson, Reeves (L) (3), Moore (5), Latham (6) and Trimont

(May 20)  Sherman Watrous socked a two-run triple in the opening frame to set the Gems on the way to an 11-5 win over Moose Jaw.  Bennie Griggs picked up the win although he needed help in the ninth when the Maples rallied for three runs.

Griggs (W), Cisnero (9) and Shirley
Bruno (L), Blaisdell (6) and Mannerino

(May 21)  A seven-run first inning was all the Beavers needed in a 12-2 win over Moose Jaw at North Battleford.  Tom Mannerino had a homer for the Caps.

Tanner (L), Don King (5) and Mannerino, Robinett (1)
L Dean (W), McLeod (6), John Coleman (8) and Green

(May 22)  Pitcher John Williams connected for a grand slam homer in the fifth inning to lead Saskatoon to an 11-6 victory over Moose Jaw.  25-hundred fans watched the game at Cairns Field.  John Dean had a double and two singles for the Gems while Rip Robinett led the Caps with a two-run triple and a single.  

Navone (L) and Mannerino
John Williams (W), Martinez (6) and Dean

(May 23)  North Battleford beat the Gems 7-5 at Saskatoon.

Holdaway, L Dean (W) (2) and Green
Morrow (L), Vera (6) and Shirley

(May 23)  Charles Gary's triple in the seventh inning scored what proved to be the winning run as Regina downed Moose Jaw 6-4.  Newcomer William Wilder went the distance to pick up the win for the Caps.

Don King (L), Bruno (7) and Mannerino
Wilder (W) and Ford

(May 24) Ezequiel Diaz doubled in two runs in the 10th inning to give Saskatoon a 3-1 win over the Beavers at North Battleford.  Bennie Griggs pitched a five-hitter for the win and drove in the first Gems' run in the second inning. 

Griggs (W) and Shirley
Blackman (L) and Green

(May 24)   Medicine Hat Phillies and Regina Caps split an exhibition twin-bill in the Alberta city.  Jim Williams' Caps took the opener 4-3 in 15 innings as Percy Trimont blasted a two-out triple in the 15th and scored on Roy Williams' infield single.  Phillies took the five-inning nightcap 1-0. The only run came in the 2nd inning as Rufus Johnson singled,  moved to second on a sacrifice and scored on Calvin Walker's single.  Walt Tyler who hurled the last three innings of the opener, picked up the win in the second game.

Mead, Reeves (W) (10) and Snead
Don King, Bormuth (10), Tyler (L) (13) and Lambert

Ira Donaldson (L) and Ford
Tyler (W) and Lambert

(May 25)  It wasn't pretty but the Beavers took a 9-5 decision from the Gems at Saskatoon.  North Battleford had 12 hits and took advantage of seven walks and eight errors.  Beavers' pitchers gave up six hits and eight walks and the club committed four errors. Johnny Coleman went eight innings to pick up the win.

John Coleman (W), Holdaway (9) and Green
Cisnero, Martinez (L) (4), Vera (7), Williams (9) and Romay, Shirley (7)

(May 26)  Playing-manager Emile Francis smashed a bases-loaded triple in the eighth inning to give the Beavers a 9-6 win over Regina.  Les Dean picked up the win in relief, his third victory of the young season.  Jesse Blackman and Bob Linck belted homers for North Battleford while Jack Bruton, Charles Gary and Horace Latham replied for the Caps.  

Bruton (L) and Snead
McLeod, L Dean (W) (7) and Green

Caps were scheduled to move on to Saskatoon where a major shakeup was reported.  Doug Bentley, of Delisle, was to take over as manager with Max Bentley to see action at third base.

(May 28)  Bennie Griggs tossed a five-hitter and shutdown the Moose Jaw Maples as Saskatoon scored a 7-0 win before 3-thousand fans at Saskatoon to move to within a game of first place North Battleford. Jim Ryan's two-run single in the first was all the Gems needed.  

Don King (L), Bruno (7) and Mannerino
Griggs (W) and Dean

(May 28)  Regina rallied for four runs in the bottom of the ninth inning to edge league-leading North Battleford 7-6 before about 1-thousand fans at Regina.  The winning run scored as the Beavers' Les Dean issued a bases-loaded walk.   Earlier, Horace Latham's three-run homer, his second four-bagger of the game, had tied the count 6-6.  Percy Trimont also homered for the Caps. 

Holdaway, L Dean (L) (5) and Green
Wilder (W) and Snead

(May 31)   Regina scored four runs in the 10th to down North Battleford 4-0 as Frank Pickens tossed a five-hitter for the win. Caps plated the winning run on a one-out single and an error.  Pickens fanned nine and walked just one. Charles Gary had three hits for the Caps.

Pickens (W) and Snead
Blackman (L) nd Green

North Battleford wound up the first two weeks of the schedule with a half game lead over Saskatoon.  After opening the season with three wins, Moose Jaw went into a six game tailspin to finish the month.  

North Battleford  8-5  ---
Saskatoon         6-4  0.5
Regina            4-6  2.5
Moose Jaw         3-6  3.0

(June 1)   Moose Jaw infielder Johnny Ford was the Saskatchewan Baseball League's top hitter with a .417 mark according to statistics through games of May 31st.  Regina's Roy Williams was in hot pursuit at .405 with Saskatoon's Jim Ryan at .400. Bob Herron of North Battleford had the lead in runs batted in, with 15, and total bases, 33. Bennie Griggs of Saskatoon was the top pitcher with a 3-0 mark.

(June 1)  Beavers exploded for six runs in the 3rd inning to whip Regina 8-0 at North Battleford.  A two-run homer by Roy Dean and a three-run double by John Coleman highlighted the fireworks.  Coleman scattered eight hits to get the shutout victory.

Greer (L), E Coleman (3), Bruton (3) and Trimont, Snead (3)
J Coleman (W) and Green

(June 1)  Superb relief work by Mike Kanshin and Lou Louden's 8th inning single provided Winnipeg Royals with a 4-3 win over Saskatoon Gems in the first of the interlocking games between the ManDak and Saskatchewan Baseball League clubs.  Kanshin came in with two on, two out in the 3rd and proceeded to shutdown the Gems the rest of the way.  Louden and Danny Brown each had two hits for the Royals.  Jim Ryan homered for the Gems.

Griggs (L) and Shirley
Preston, Kanshin (W) (3) and Louden

(June 2)  The hometown Beavers and Moose Jaw split a "hitters' day" twin-bill at North Battleford.  Jesse Blackman, Art Stone and Curtis Tate each belted homers to lead North Battleford to a 21-10 win in the first game.  Maples pulled out a 7-6 win in the second contest.

Beavers had 17 hits in the opener. Stone added a triple and two doubles to his homer, good for five runs batted in.  Joe Pierre had a homer for the Maples while Rip Robinett picked up three safeties.

Navone, Blaisdell (L) (6), Bruno (6), Monterres (7) and Robinett
Holdaway, McLeod (W) (6) and Green

Maples took the second game 7-6, scoring three in the top of the 9th.  Moose Jaw handed the Beavers five unearned runs.  Blackman had three hits for North Battleford.

Don King (W), Bruno (9) and Robinett
Dean (L), McLeod (9), Blackman (9) and Green

(June 2)   Regina Caps whipped the Southern League All-Stars 11-3 in an exhibition game before about 600 fans at Regina.  Seventeen-year-old Emery Coleman picked up the pitching win for the Caps.  Clemente Varona paced the 13-hit Regina offensive with three singles.  

E Coleman (W), Donaldson (6) and Snead
Harrison,  L'Heureux (L) (5), Woolley (7), Wall (7) and Lysack

(June 6)  Mario Herrera drove in Bennie Griggs with the winning run in the 10th inning as Saskatoon nipped Moose Jaw 7-6.  

Don King, Navone (L) (6) and Robinett
Williams, Cisnero (9), Griggs (W) (9) and Dean, Shirley (3)

(June 6)  Regina and North Battleford battled to a 6-6 tie in a game called at the end of nine innings by darkness.  Caps salvaged the draw in the bottom of the 9th with a pair of runs after the Beavers had gone ahead 6-4 in the top of the inning.  Clement Varona led the Caps with three hits.  He drove in a pair.  Regina's Charles Gary had an inside-the-park homer in the 1st inning.

Blackman and Green
Pickens and Snead

(June 7)  Jim Morrow limited North Battleford to three hits as Saskatoon downed the Beavers 4-1 to tie the Beavers for first place in the Saskatchewan League standings.  Mario Herrera homered for the Gems.

Morrow (W) and Shirley
John Coleman (L)  and Green

(June 8)  Sergio Martinez pitched a five-hit shutout as Saskatoon topped North Battleford 5-0 to move into sole possession of first place in the league standings.  Martinez fanned nine and walked four.  Sherman Watrous and Del St. John each drove in a pair of runs for the Gems.  

Dean (L) and Green
Martinez (W) and Shirley

(June 9)  Moose Jaw scored seven times in the last two innings to whip Regina 12-5.  Paul Gulbranson, Tom Mannerino and Rip Robinett each drove in three runs for the Maples.  John Thompson had a triple and single, drove in two runs and scored three.

Rodgers (W) and Robinett
Peerless, Bruton (L) (2), Wilder (8) and Snead, Reed (6)

(June 10)  Saskatoon won the 4th annual tourney in Prince Albert with a 4-2 win over Regina in the final

(June 11)  North Battleford blanked Moose Jaw 9-0 behind the three-hit pitching of Jackie McLeod.  Coupled with Regina's win over Saskatoon, the win moved the Beavers into first place in the Saskatchewan Baseball League standings.  Roy Dean had a pair of doubles to pace the winners.

Don King (L), Bruno (7) and Mannerino
McLeod (W) and Green

(June 11)  Jim Williams' Regina Caps threw in a bit of everything for the fans at Taylor Field as the club thumped Saskatoon 12-6, after spotting the Gems a 5-0 lead. Caps pounded out 13 hits,  made eight errors, stole five bases, gave up nine walks, a wild pitch, a passed ball and, in the 3rd inning, had two runners on the same base. Percy Trimont was the big gun at the plate with a three-run homer, triple and single.  As if the game itself wasn't zany enough, umpire Ron French lost his teeth! The official had placed his dentures in a spot near the dressing room and they were missing after the game. 

Cisnero (L), Martinez (5), J Williams (6) and Romay, Shirley (6)
Coleman, Greer (2), Bruton (W) (4), Pickens (6) and Snead

(June 12)   Saskatoon survived 16 bases on balls to down Moose Jaw 9-5 to regain top spot in the league standings, a half game up on North Battleford. Jose Vera, the second of four Gems' hurlers, walked the most -- eight, but got credit for the win.  Catcher John Dean drove in three runs for Saskatoon with a double and a single.  Jim Ryan and Ezequiel Diaz each drove in a pair.

Navone (L), Don King (2), Tanner (4) and Robinett
Barlow, Vera (W) (2), Williams (7), Diaz (9) and Dean

(June 12)  Carman Cardinals took advantage of a weary Regina Caps club scoring four in the 1st inning and cruising to a 9-5 victory before 1-thousand fans at Taylor Field.  Playing their sixth game in four days, Caps were forced to start catcher Percy Trimont who gave up six runs in two-plus innings of work.  Infielder Hiram Marshall finished up.  Second baseman Benny Lott paced the Cards with a triple, two singles, and two walks in five trips to the plate.  Lyman Bostock also had three hits for Carman.  Charles Gary had three hits for the Caps.

W McCoy (W) and Turner
Trimont (L), Marshall (3) and Snead, Trimont (3)

(June 13)   Umpire Ron French was scheduled to work the game at Saskatoon on Friday but didn't appear because of a case of missing ... teeth.

French removes his false teeth before he takes the field.  He left them in care of the Regina Caps when he worked a game at the Regina park.  When the game ended, his teeth were missing and the umpire was forced to remain in Regina to get fitted for a new plate.

(June 13)  Harry Rhodes pitched and batted Carman to a 9-2 win over Moose Jaw Maples.  Rhodes went the distance on the hill and drove in three runs with a homer and a triple.  Cardinals plated four runs in the 2nd inning and coasted to the win. Benny Lott had three hits for the Cardinals. Milt Douzas had a triple and single for the Maples.

After the loss, Moose Jaw fired manager Bill Peterson and announced that three members of the Saskatoon Gems -- John Dean, Roberto Zayas and John Williams were slated to join the team.  

Rhodes (W) and Turner
Rodgers (L), Bruno (2), Don King (9) and Mannerino, Douzas (3)

(June 13)  Saskatoon Gems erupted for six runs in the opening inning and went on to crush Regina 10-5.  A two-run homer by Roberto Zayas was the key blow in the opening frame.  Bennie Griggs picked up the win, his 5th of the season.  Len Breckner and Sherman Watrous each had a double and single for the Gems.  Johnny Lloyd, Charles Gary, Percy Trimont and Clement Varona each had two hits for the Caps.

Bruton (L), Coleman (1), Weir (2) and Snead
Griggs (W) and Shirley

(June 14)  Jim Morrow knocked in the winning run in the bottom of the 8th as Saskatoon nipped Regina 5-4.  The win moved the Gems a game and a half up on second place North Battleford. Len Karlson led off the inning with a walk and went to third on Len Breckner's single setting the stage of Morrow's game-winning drive.  

Wilder (L) and Trimont, Snead (7)
Morrow (W) and Dean, Shirley ( )

(June 14)   Jesse Blackman held Carman to seven hits as the Beavers downed the Cardinals 5-2 at North Battleford.  Newcomer Earl Huffman paced the winners with a double and two singles.  Art Stone added a homer.  Lyman Bostock had three hits for Carman. 

Porter (L) and Turner
Blackman (W) and Green

(June 14)  Saskatoon announced the acquisition of two players -- pitcher Ted Wills a left-handed college star from California and third baseman Leopoldo Reyes from the Indian Head Rockets.

(June 15)  Carman Cardinals cut loose for seven runs in the last two innings to beat Saskatoon 8-6 before 25-hundred fans in Saskatoon.  Cards sent ten men to the plate as they scored four in the 8th then plated another three in the 9th on three hits, an error and a walk.  Harry Rhodes picked up the win in relief.  The contest counted as two wins for the Cardinals as the scheduled first game of the series was rained out.  The losses dropped Saskatoon back into a tie with North Battleford for first place in the league standings.  Gems sent catcher Ignacio Romay to Moose Jaw.

Newberry, Rhodes (W)(8) and Turner
Wills, Martinez (L) (8), Griggs (9) and Shirley

(June 15) Same old story for the Moose Jaw Maples.  Having fired manager Bill Peterson, the Maples under interim manager Bill Nutzhorn dropped another -- 11-5 to the Regina Caps.  Maples had a 5-3 lead into the eighth when the Caps exploded for eight runs.  Maples acquired three players from Saskatoon -- catcher Johnny Dean, pitcher Johnny Williams and infielder Roberto Zayas.

Wilson, Snead (W) (5) and Trimont
Tanner, White (L) (3), Mannerino (8), Ford (8) and Dean

(June 16)   Regina Caps received a boost from newcomer Cliff Lefty Harrison, both on the hill and at the plate as the Caps turned back Moose Jaw 9-5.  Harrison,  called up from the Southern League's Regina Royal Caps, allowed seven hits and two earned runs over seven innings to pick up the win.  He also singled in a run in the 2nd inning and had a bases-loaded single in the 4th. Johnny Lloyd and Percy Trimont also had two hits apiece for the Caps.  Jackie Harbourne led the Maples with three hits.  Ray Nutzhorn had a pair, including a triple.

J Williams, Montenez (5) and Dean
Harrison, Pickens (8) and Trimont

(June 17)   North Battleford downed the Prince Albert Ligon's 5-3 in an exhibition match.  Al Vogt, former Regina Cap, and Max Weekly handled the mound chores for the Beavers and allowed just three hits between them.  

Pearson and Howard
Vogt, Weekly (4) and Green

(June 17)   The Medicine Hat Phillies have been forced to throw in the towel.  The club, a team of imports from Philadelphia manged by Robert Wright, have been hit by an unprecedented series of setbacks caused by cold weather, rain and floods.  On Friday, team owner Dick Lasha ordered his portable lighting equipment tol Regina where he has obtained permanent employment and the Phillies had to cancel a solid month of bookings.  Phillies players are likely to be in high demand by other teams on the prairies. 

(June 18)  Bennie Griggs pitched a three-hitter to lead Saskatoon to a 7-3 win over the Beavers at North Battleford.  Griggs had nine strikeouts and allowed six bases on balls.  

Griggs (W) and Shirley
Blackman (L), Dean (4) and Green

(June 19)  Moose Jaw had another change at the helm.  Bob Wright, manager in Regina two years ago, was announced as the new manager.  Wright had been managing in Medicine Hat until the club folded this week.

(June 19)  Saskatoon Gems swept a pair from the Maples in Moose Jaw, 7-2 and 16-9, in spite of several new faces in the Moose Jaw lineup.  Sherman Watrous provided the firepower in the opener, blasting a two-run triple and a homer.  Ted Wills picked up the win.  Jim Ryan led the Gems in the second game, knocking in four runs with a homer and two singles.  Mario Herrera added four hits in five trips.

Wills (W) and Shirley
Bormouth (L), Tanner (4) and Lambert

Garrett, Martinez (W) (4) and Shirley
White (L), Tyler (3), and Mannerino

(June 20)   Moose Jaw announced yet another managerial change. After firing Bill Peterson who started the season, the club has used Bill Nutzhorn of Moose Jaw and Bob Wright formerly of the Medicine Hat Phillies. Walt Tyler took over as the club's fourth manager in a week.  Tyler, formerly with Medicine Hat, played with San Diego of the Pacific Coast League in 1952.  Three pitchers, who were with the now defunct Medicine Hat club, were added to the roster -- Tom Bormouth, Ralph King and Benny Garrett.  Garrett had appeared with Saskatoon on Friday.  Other newcomers included outfielder Rufus Johnson, who tried out with the Gems last week, outfielder Al Henry and catcher Bob Lambert.

(June 21)  Moose Jaw and North Battleford fought to an 8-8, 11-inning tie in a game called due to a Sunday curfew.  Beavers' Roy Dean was the top hitter with three safeties.  There were no extra-base hits, but the teams combined to make 13 errors.  

Montenez, Tanner (6) and Robinett, Mannerino (7)
Weekly, Blackman (4) and Green, Linck (9) 

(June 21)    Regina manager Jim Williams has been suspended for two weeks and fined $25 as a result of his actions in a June 14th game at Saskatoon in which Williams was alleged to have struck umpire Bill Sawusch of Chicago.  The action was announced by C.N. Henderson of Moose Jaw, president of the Western Canada Baseball League.  Henderson said he had been lenient in the matter of the fine only because the southern teams are experiencing financial difficulties. 

(June 22)   Right-hander Ralph King blanked Saskatoon on seven hits as Moose Jaw scored a 2-0 victory at Cairns Field.  Both Maples' runs came in the 7th inning.  Former Gem Roberto Zayas scored the eventual winner opening the inning with a walk, moving to second on a balk and scoring on Jackie Harbourne's single.  Harbourne came across the plate on a sacrifice fly by Johnny Thompson.

Ralph King (W) and Lambert
Vera (L), Martinez (9) and Shirley

(June 23)  A six-run third inning carried Regina Caps to a 10-4 win over Moose Jaw.  Lindsay Carswell's three-run, inside-the-park homer was a highlight of the uprising.  Charles Gary had three hits and drove in three runs.  Frank Pickens went the distance for the win.  A crowd of more than 11-hundred attended the first game under the lights at Taylor Field.

Bormouth (L), Tanner (3), Garrett (4) and Lambert, Robinett (4)
Pickens (W) and Trimont

(June 23)   An interlocking game between the Beavers and Minot at North Battleford was washed out after just four innings with the Beavers ahead 2-0.

(June 24)   Minot Mallards scored an unearned run in the 3rd inning and made it stand up for a 1-0 victory as Saskatoon went down to its fourth loss in interlocking play.  Fans at Cairns Field at Saskatoon saw a brilliant pitching duel between the Gems' Ted Wills, who pitched a four-hitter, and winner Sugar Cain who allowed just five safeties.  Cain fanned eight without a walk.  Wills struck out six and walked five.  The win counted as two victories for the Mallards.  The double loss dropped the Gems back into a first-place tie with North Battleford.

Cain (W) and Massaro
Wills (L) and Shirley

(June 25)   In an exhibition match in Saskatoon, Jim Morrow held Minot to three hits as the Gems downed the Mallards 5-1.  Morrow and Leopoldo Reyes paced the Saskatoon offense each with three hits.  Morrow had a no-hitter through seven innings.

Lowe (L) , Dempsey (5) and Massaro
Morrow (W) and Shirley

(June 26)   North Battleford handed Saskatoon an early 6-0 lead then roared back to top the Gems 9-7 before 25-hundred fans at Cairns Field at Saskatoon.  The victory moved the Beavers into sole possession of first place.  Gems had taken the lead with a six-run 3rd inning, but the Beavers came back with seven in the top of the 4th.  Beavers added unearned runs in the 7th and 9th to notch the victory.  Outstanding relief pitching highlighted the contest.  Lefty Johnny Coleman picked up the win allowing just two hits over six and two-thirds innings.  Gems' Sergio Martinez was even better, allowing no hits from when he entered in the 4th until leaving for a pinch hitter in the last of the 8th.

Dzingelowski, Coleman (3) (W) and Green
Griggs (L), Martinez (4), Vera (9) and Shirley

(June 27)  Johnny Lloyd and Percy Trimont belted homers to lead Regina Caps to an 8-3 win over the Beavers at North Battleford.  Bill Wilder scattered nine hits to get the win.

Wilder (W) and Trimont
Holdaway (L), McLeod (7) and Green

(June 27)  In a game called after five innings by darkness, Ted Wills tossed a gem as Saskatoon beat Moose Jaw 4-0.  Wills allowed just one hit, a third inning single by Johnny Ford, and fanned eleven.  Sherman Watrous had three hits for the Gems.  Watching Wills' performance was Gene Thompson, Midwest scout for the New York Giants.

Wills (W) and Shirley
Ralph King (L), Bormouth (5) and Lambert

(June 28)   Roy Dean's 7th inning homer carried North Battleford to a 4-2 victory over Regina.  Dean's blast followed singles by Ken Nelson, Curtis Tate and brother Les Dean.  Les went the distance on the hill to take the win.  Bill Rivers accounted for the Regina scoring with a two-run homer in the top of the 7th.

Bruton (L) and Trimont
Les Dean (W) and Green

(June 28)   Saskatoon Gems and Prince Albert split an exhibition twin-bill.  Imperials took the opener 10-8 after taking a 5-0 lead in the top of the 1st inning. Lee Ingram had three hits for the winners, including a grand slam homer.  

Pierce (W) and Howard
Cisnero (L), Vera (4) and Romay, St. John (7)

Jose Vera tossed a one-hitter in the 7-inning second game as Saskatoon won, 2-1. 

W Kelly (L) and McDaniels, Howard (7)
Vera (W) and Romay

(June 29)  Saskatoon scored two in the top of the 9th inning to shade Regina 6-5.  The winning marker crossed the plate on a throwing error.  Len Karlson paced the Gems with three hits while Horace Latham had two doubles and three runs batted in for the Caps.

Martinez (W) and Shirley
Pickens (L) and Trimont

(June 29)  Newcomer Bob Rodness poked out four hits and drove in a pair to lead North Battleford to an 8-2 win over Moose Jaw Maples.  Max Weekly picked up the win in relief of starter Jackie McLeod.

McLeod, Weekly (W) (5) and Green
Montenez (L), Bormouth (6), Garrett (6), Tyler (7) and Lambert

Saskatoon and North Battleford ended the month in a tie for top spot.  Moose Jaw, which ended one seven-game losing streak with a win over the league-leading Beavers, then went another seven-game span without a win.

Saskatoon           17-12  ---
North Battleford    15-10  ---
Regina               9-13  4.5
Moose Jaw            6-18  8.5

(July 2)  Saskatoon Gems downed Moose Jaw 7-4 in a loosely-played contest in Moose Jaw.  The teams combined for fourteen errors.  Gems jumped on Maples' starter Walt Tyler and reliever Bobby Tanner for a 6-0 lead after six innings.  Leopoldo Reyes and Len Karlson each produced three hits for the winners.  Johnny Thompson's triple for the Maples was the only extra-base hit of the game.

Wills (W) and Romay, Watrous (9)
Tyler (L), Tanner (6) and Robinett

(July 2)   In a slugfest at Taylor Field at Regina, North Battleford Beavers took a 15-1 lead but still had to hang on in the bottom of the 9th before downing the Caps 15-8.  Many of the crowd of 11-hundred had left the park before the Caps erupted in their final at bat.  Curtis Tate was the big gun in the Beavers 17-hit attack with three safeties including a home run.  Ken Nelson and Bob Herron also chipped in with three hits apiece.  

Holdaway (W), Weekly (9), Dzingelowski (9) and Green
Wilder (L), Marshall (7) and Trimont, Snead (4), Reed (8) 

(July 4)  Leftfielder Jimmy Banks had four hits and knocked in three to lead Brandon Greys to an 8-4 win over the Maples at Moose Jaw.  Lefty McKinnis limited the Maples to five hits and fanned nine before turning the mound work over to Mario Amaro for the last two innings.  

McKinnis (W), Amaro (8) and Wilson
Garrett (L), Bormouth (4) and Mountaintes

(July 4)   Bennie Griggs pitched a three-hit shutout and the Gems got solo homers from Leopoldo Reyes, Len Breckner and Len Karlson to top North Battleford 3-0.  Griggs had nine strikeouts.  

Blackman (L), LDean (7) and Green
Griggs (W) and Romay

(July 5)   Gordie Howe made his 1953 debut with Saskatoon as the Gems lost to Indian Head 7-5 in an exhibition game before 25-hundred fans at Saskatoon.  Howe is to take over first base duties for the Gems while Jim Ryan sits with an injured knee.  

White (W), Hernandez (8), Barbon (8) and Miranda
Cisnero, Vera (L) (8) and Romay

(July 5)  Brandon topped the Beavers 6-3 at North Battleford in a game highlighted by an attack on an umpire:

"In a fracas featured by a furious attack on umpire RonFrench by North Battleford player RoyDean, the Brandon Greys slugged out a 6-3 triumph over the Beavers ... The Dean-French melee occurred in the seventh inning when the arbiter called a third strike on the big Beaver outfielder.  Dean became intensely irate, threw French to the ground, punched him several times and ripped his clothing." (July 6, 1950, Winnipeg Free Press ?)

Dean was ejected from the game while French was able to continue. Rafe Cabrera paced the Greys with a homer and a double.  Cowan Hyde added a double and three singles.  Jesse Blackman had three hits for the Beavers.  The start of the game was delayed by two hours due to a morning rain.

Griffith (W) and Wilson
Coleman (L) and Green

(July 6)  Brandon Greys completed a sweep of their Saskatchewan tour with an 8-4 win over Saskatoon in a contest which counted as two wins in the standings due to a previous rainout.  Knuckleballer Pee Wee Jenkins won his fourth straight game for the Greys.  Gordie Howe, of the Detroit Red Wings of the National Hockey League, drove in two runs for the Gems.  Howe, under orders from the Red Wings not to play baseball, was in action at first base for the injured Jim Ryan.  The victory boosted Brandon's lead over second-place Carman to a game and a half in the ManDak league standings while Saskatoon's lead in the Saskatchewan league dropped to just a half-game over second place North Battleford.

Jenkins (W), Amaro (7) and Wilson
Morrow (L), Wills (4) and Romay, St. John (8)

(July 6)  Under new manager Bob Linck, the Maples were no longer the sad-sacks of the Saskatchewan Baseball League.  In Linck's first day on the job, Moose took a pair from Regina 12-3 and 5-0.  

Benny Garrett scattered five hits to win the opener.  Rufus Johnson knocked in five runs with two singles and a triple.  

Bruton (L), Jefferson (4) and R Williams, Reed (3)
Garrett (W) and Robinett

Max Weekly tossed a gem in the second game played under portable lights before more than 12-hundred fans.  The 19-year-old California lefty allowed only one hit, a third-inning single, in getting the shutout.  Weekly fanned 13, striking out the side in the final frame. Percy Trimont, the league's leading hitter, fanned three times.  It was Weekly's first game with Moose Jaw after starting the season with North Battleford.

Pickens (L) and R Williams
Weekly (W) and Robinett

(July 7)  The home fans had plenty to cheer about in Regina as the Caps crushed Saskatoon Gems 12-5 and 24-7 in a double-header.  In both games, Regina had to come from behind to score their victories.  

Caps scored twelve, unanswered runs in the opener after dropping behind 5-0 in the top of the 2nd.  Bill Wilder, who relieved started Charlie Peerless in the 2nd, went the rest of the way for the win.

Morrow, Martinez (L) (4), Vera (6) and St. John
Peerless, Wilder (W) (2) and R Williams

Gems opened the second game taking a 2-0 lead in the top of the 1st inning.  Caps exploded for eleven runs in the 2nd.  The outburst featured a bases-loaded triple by Peerless, who also started the second contest, and a bases-loaded single by Johnny LloydCharles Gary had five hits, scored four and drove in a pair.  Peerless drove in five runs with his triple and a single.  The game produced 34 hits, 24 by the Caps, and a total of 12 errors.  Gems used five pitchers in the 2nd frame in an attempt to halt the Caps' onslaught.  One, Ezequiel Diaz, was ejected before he was credited with pitching to a batter.  Diaz objected to a balk call and got the thumb from umpire Bill Sawusch.  

Martinez (L), Diaz (2), Martinez (2), Raymer (2), Cisnero (2), Reyes (3), Pendleton (7) and Romay
Peerless (W), Snead (9) and R Williams, Reed (6)

(July 7)  Home runs by Curly Williams and Lester Lockett powered Carman to an 8-3 win over North Battleford in an interlocking game at Carman.  

Dzingelowski (L), Richardson (6), Holdaway (8) and Green
Preston (W), Rhodes (8) and Turner

(July 7)  Brandon Greys topped Indian Head 10-9 in exhibition action at Indian Head.  Each team had eighteen hits in the free-swinging contest.  Jimmy Banks led the Greys with a pair of homers while Clarence King had four hits.  Jose Guerino and Johnson each had four hits for the Rockets.

Conner (L), Guerino (7)
Wells (W), McKinnis (7)

(July 8)  Curtis Tate belted a leadoff homer in the 12th inning to give North Battleford a 10-7 win over the Royals in an interlocking game at Winnipeg.  After Tate's blast, the Beavers scored two insurance runs on three singles and an error.  Murray Richardson turned in a superb relief effort for the Beavers, coming on in the 2nd inning and holding the Royals to three hits the rest of the way.  Tate also had a double, single and a stolen base.  Roy Dean knocked in two runs with a homer and a  double.

L Dean, Richardson (W) (2) and Green
Gibbons (L), Parker (4) and Louden

(July 8)  A day after giving up thirty-six runs in a double-header in Regina, Saskatoon Gems received a 16-5 thrashing by the Moose Jaw Maples.  Gems tried four hurlers, including Gordie Howe, but failed to stop the Maples bombardment.  It was the Maples third straight win under new manager, Bob Linck.  Gems aided the Maples offense by committing seven errors.  Dave White picked up the win in relief of starter Jim Myers, who left in the 2nd inning with an injured elbow.

Martinez (L), Diaz (2), Vera (3), Howe (7) and Shirley, Romay ( )
Myers, White (W) (2) and Robinett

(July 9)  A four-run rally with two out in the 9th gave North Battleford a 6-3 victory over the ManDak-leading Brandon Greys.  Until the Beavers' outburst, Mario Amaro had allowed just two hits.  After Amaro had set down the first two men in the 9th, North Battleford got five consecutive singles from pinch hitters Murray Richardson and Mike Dzingelowski and regulars Bob Rodness, Ken Nelson and Curtis TateRoy Dean and Bob Herron then drew free passes before reliever Carlos Forten could end the inning.  The win boosted the Beavers to a game and a half lead over Saskatoon in the Saskatchewan League standings.

Holdaway, Weekly (W) (9) and Green
Amaro (L), Forten (9) and Wilson

(July 10)  Sugar Cain tossed a two-hit shutout as Minot whipped North Battleford 7-0.  Mallards broke open a scoreless pitching duel between Cain and the Beavers' Jesse Blackman with four runs in the 7th and another three in the 8th.  A three-run homer by Othello Renfroe was the key blow for the Mallards.  Joe Massaro and Zoonie McLean each had three hits for Minot.

Blackman (L) and Green
Cain (W) and Massaro

(July 11)  Saskatoon Gems bounced back from three humiliating defeats to dump Regina Caps 9-3 to regain a share of first place in the league standings.  Ezzie Diaz led the winners scoring three times and beating out three hits.  Leopoldo Reyes had two doubles and a single, drove in a pair and scored once on a steal of home.  Bennie Griggs went the distance for the win.

Pickens (L), Peerless (7) and Trimont
Griggs (W) and Shirley

(July 12)  Fred Parker held North Battleford to four hits as Winnipeg Royals notched a 5-1 win over the Beavers at North Battleford.  It was the Royals first road win of the season.

Parker (W) and Louden
Dean (L), Dzingelowski (4) and Green

(July 12)  Newcomer Mike Kanshin led Saskatoon Gems to a 4-1 win over Moose Jaw before a near-capacity crowd of 4-thousand at Saskatoon.  Kanshin fired an eight-hitter for the win.  Kanshin and outfielder Buzz Jackson were obtained from Winnipeg of the ManDak League.

Garrett (L) and Robinett
Kanshin (W) and Shirley

(July 13)  Roy Williams's 7th inning grand slam broke a 7-7 tie and sent Regina to a 12-9 win over Moose Jaw.  Roberto Zayas had a two-run homer for the Maples.

Wilder (W), Donaldson (8) and Snead
Bormouth, White (L) (4) and Robinett

(July 13)  Lefty Ted Willis tossed a five-hitter to lead Saskatoon to a 7-4 win over Winnipeg Royals before 3-thousand fans in the Saskatchewan city.  All the Royals runs came as a result of homers.  Mickey Rocco and Dick Butcher belted solo shots while Pete Hughes had a two-run blast. The win increased the Gems' lead over the idle North Battleford Beavers to 2 1/2 games.

Washburn (L), Gowett (7) and Louden
Wills (W) and Shirley

(July 14)  Third baseman Bob Rittenberg had three hits, including two triples, and drove in three to help Winnipeg Royals squeeze out a 6-5 win over the Caps before a crowd of 12-hundred at Taylor Field.  Caps had scored in the bottom of the 9th and had the tying run on third but Hal Price fanned Roy Williams to end the game.  Percy Trimont had three hits for the Caps while Cy Snead contributed a triple and a double.  

Gibbons (W), Price (9) and Louden
Williams, Peerless (L) (7) and Snead

(July 15)  Winnipeg Royals took advantage of shoddy fielding by Moose Jaw  to score seven runs in the 4th inning en route to an 8-7 win over the Maples.  Royals sent eleven batters to the plate and gained their seven markers on three hits, two walks and four errors.  Frank Parker got credit for the win.  Highlight of the game was a tremendous three-run homer by the Maples' Rip Robinett.  His 5th inning blast went over the centre field fence, some 450 feet from home plate.  

Parker (W), Price (6) and Louden
Weekly, White (L) (4) and Robinett

(July 17)  Jesse Blackman unfurled a three-hitter to pace North Battleford to a 4-2 win over Saskatoon and move the Beavers to within a game and a half of the league-leading Gems.  Lou Green and Ken Nelson each had two hits for North Battleford.  

Blackman (W) and Green
Wills (L), Kanshin (5), Cisnero (8) and Romay, Watrous (9)

(July 17)   Big Jim Williams took his Regina Caps on the road to Weyburn for an exhibition tilt against the Southern League All-Stars.  It wasn't much of a match up as the Caps pounded four All-Stars' hurlers for 18 hits in a 17-2 trouncing.  Johnny Lloyd had four hits for the Caps.  The game was played under portable lights, and many of the Regina hits were fly balls lost in the lights by the Southern squad many of whom had never played under the lights.  

Pickens (W) and Snead
G Shupe (L), Harrison (3), L'Huereux (6), Woolley (8) and Lysack, Turner (6)

(July 17)  Regina announced the release of four players in order to meet the league's 18-player limit.   Three pitchers -- Mike Williams, Willie Jefferson and Jack Bruton -- and catcher Perry Reed were let go.  

(July 17) Despite a recent slump, Percy Trimont of the Regina Caps tops all S.B.L. hitters for the 5th straight week with an average of .368. Trimont also leads or is tied in 3 other departments: total bases, hits and home runs. His 65 total bases is best in that category and he is tied, at 39, for the lead in hits with teammate Charlie Gary and Curtis Tate of the North Battleford Beavers. Roy Dean of North Battleford and Trimont each have 5 home runs. Dean has batted in the most runs, 29, while Tate leads in stolen bases with 12 and in runs scored with 35. Gary has 4 triples and North Battleford's Art Stone with 8 doubles, tops those respective divisions. Bennie Griggs, the Saskatoon Gems righthander, is the league's leading hurler with an 8 - 1 record.

 Top 10 Hitters
 Trimont (Regina Caps)                39 - 106  .368
 R. Williams (Regina Caps)            37 - 102  .363
 Gary (Regina Caps)                   39 - 113  .345
 Latham (Regina Caps)                 24 -  71  .338
 R. Dean (North Battleford Beavers)   36 - 108  .333
 Blackman (North Battleford Beavers)  34 - 103  .330
 Ryan (Saskatoon Gems)                29 -  93  .312 
 Breckner (Saskatoon Gems)            27 -  88  .307
 Herron (North Battleford Beavers)    34 - 111  .306 
 Tate (North Battleford Beavers)      39 - 132  .296

(July 18)  The Beavers delighted the home crowd on Saturday blasting 18 hits in an 18-4 win over Saskatoon.  The outburst included home runs by Curtis Tate, Ken Nelson and Bob Herron.  Nelson, Herron and Louis Green each had three hits for the Beavers.  Len Breckner had a three-run homer for the Gems.

Morrow (L), S Martinez (1), Cisnero (3), B Jackson (4) and Watrous
Dzingelowski, Dean (W) (5) and Green

(July 19)  Ligon All-Stars dumped the Gems 6-3 in an exhibition game at Cairns Field at Saskatoon.  

Pearson (W), Long (8) and Howard
Vera (L), Cisnero (7), Martinez (9) and Romay

(July 19)  Regina and Moose Jaw split a double-header played in Kenaston.  Caps took the opener 5-4 while the Maples were 13-12 winners in the second game.



(July 20)  North Battleford withstood a pair of homers by Walt Tyler, one a grand slam, to turn back Moose Jaw 11-8.  Beavers scored three runs in the bottom of the 6th after the Maples had tied the game 8-8 on Tyler's grand slam in the top of the inning.  The game was called at the end of six innings by darkness.  Jesse Blackman had a two-run homer for the Beavers.

Ralph King (L), Garrett (3), Linck (6) and Robinett
Holdaway (W) and Green

(July 20)  At Davidson, Saskatoon shaded Regina 6-5.


(July 21)  Ted Wills pitched a four-hitter with 14 strikeouts as Saskatoon topped Moose Jaw 6-1.  Wills also helped at the plate with two hits.  Saskatoon announced the release of three pitchers -- Ignacio Cisnero, Jose Vera and Sergio Martinez -- and the acquisition of lefty Bobby Doig from Fresno State University.

Bormouth (L) and Robinett
Wills (W) and Watrous

(July 21)  Regina Caps built up a 6-0 lead then hung on to down the league-leading North Battleford Beavers 6-4.  Hiram Marshall drove in three runs for the Caps, two with a 4th inning triple.  

McLeod (L) and Green
Pickens (W) and Snead

(July 22)  Regina Caps saw the game from the other side Wednesday night.  Two weeks after demolishing Saskatoon 12-5 and 24-7 in a double-header, the Caps were the victims of a record-setting offensive by the Minot Mallards. Mallards rapped out 29 hits in crushing the Caps 22-3 before 13-hundred fans at Minot.  The outburst topped the 24 hits by Winnipeg Buffaloes in a 22-8 win over Brandon in 1950.  Every Mallard had at least one hit and one run.  Duke Bowman led the offensive with five hits, a triple, double and three singles, scored four times and drove in four runs.  Dean Scarborough had five singles and Zoonie McLean knocked in five runs with a triple and three singles.  Mallards did all their scoring in the first six innings. Roy Williams accounted for all the Regina scoring with a bases-loaded triple.  Sugar Cain pitched a six-hitter, with eleven strikeouts, for the win.

Wilder (L), Donaldson (2), Peerless (4), Pickens (5) and R Williams
Cain (W) and Massaro

(July 22)  Saskatoon Gems beat Indian Head 6-1 in the first game of the Saskatchewan semi-pro playoffs.

(July 22)   North Battleford took a pair from the Maples in action at Moose Jaw.  Although outhit 12-8, Beavers took the opener 9-6 and took advantage of sloppy field work by the Maples in the second game to notch a 3-1 victory.  Moose Jaw's Roberto Zayas  led the hitters in the first game with three hits in four trips to the plate.  The biggest cheer came for Maples' Rufus Johnson who belted a towering homer over the left field fence in the second contest.  It was one of three hits for the Moose Jaw outfielder. 

Blackman (W), Dean (8), Dzingelowski (8) and Green
Dave White (L) and Mannerino

Coleman (W) and Green
Garrett (L), Linck (8) and Robinett

(July 23)  Moose Jaw brought out the heavy lumber Thursday and downed the league-leading Beavers 10-9 with a 13-hit attack.  Walt Tyler and Rufus Johnson each had homers while Johnny Ford picked up three hits.  Bob Herron had a circuit smash for North Battleford.

Weekly, Bormouth (7) and Robinett
L Dean, Dzingelowski (7), Holdaway (7), Coleman (7) and Green

(July 23)  Brandon broke loose for six runs in the 6th inning to defeat Regina Caps 9-2 in a contest which counted as two wins for the Greys as the teams were rained out of a scheduled game in Regina.  Jimmy Valentine, who rejoined the Greys after a brief appearance with the Winnipeg Royals, had three hits for Brandon including a leadoff homer in the 1st inning.  Percy Trimont led the Caps with a triple, double and single.  Lefty McKinnis picked up the win in relief of Wilmer Fields, making his first start for the Greys.

Wilder (L), Martinez (6) and Williams
Fields, McKinnis (W) (2), Jenkins (9) and Douglas

(July 24)   Saskatoon Gems got just seven hits but took advantage of thirteen walks to whip Moose Jaw 10-4.  Maples took the lead in the 3rd inning with a pair of runs only to have the Gems come back with five in their half of the inning on two hits and four walks off Maples' starter Ralph KingMike Kanshin went the route for the Gems.  Harold Johnson and Leopoldo Reyes each had two hits for the winners.  Johnny Thompson belted a two-run homer for the Maples.

Ralph King (L), Weekly (3), Linck (7) and Robinett
Kanshin (W) and Snead

(July 24)   In exhibition action at Regina, Indian Head Rockets swamped the Regina Royal Caps of the Southern League 14-4.  Jose Hernandez powered the winners both on the hill, with an eight-hitter, and at the plate with three hits.  Roberto Barbon also had three safeties and shortstop Orlando O'Farrill had the only homer.

Hernandez (W) and Yzquierdo
Woolley, Larter (8) and Lysack, Clark (7)

(July 25)  Bill Washburn tossed a three-hitter as Winnipeg Royals downed Regina Caps 8-3.  Royals rocked Caps starter Frank Pickens for four runs in the 1st inning on doubles by Rafe Cabrera and Mickey Rocco, singles by Pete Hughes, Dick Butcher and Lou Louden and two errors.  Roy Williams blasted a two-run homer for the Caps in the 8th.  

Pickens (L), Peerless (2) and Williams
Washburn (W) and Louden

(July 25)   Jesse Blackman tossed a seven-hit shutout as North Battleford beat Saskatoon 4-0 to take over sole possession of first place in the league standings.   Bob Herron drove in all the North Battleford runs with a double in the 1st inning and a three-run homer in the 3rd.  Bennie Griggs was the loser for just the second time this season.  Sherman Watrous had three hits for the Gems.

Blackman (W) and Green
Griggs (L), Morrow (3) and Snead

(July 25)  Moose Jaw Maples split an exhibition double-header with the Indian Head Rockets, dropping the opener 6-2 but winning the second game, 4-3.

Rockets' Will Conner tossed a five-hitter in the first game.  Chuck McGuigan of the Maples had the game's big blow, a triple. Newcomer Lionel King was the loser.

Conner (W) and xxx
Lionel King (L) and xxx

Walt Tyler handled the pitching duties for the Maples in the second game giving up just five hits.  Maples had nine hits off Jose Guerino. Tyler, Roberto Zayas and Jackie Harbourne each had two hits for Moose Jaw.

Maples, who were set to begin a swing through the ManDak League, were to be joined by two new players, catcher Gayle Pennington and pitcher Darrell Martin.

Guerino (L) and xxx
Tyler (W) and xxx

(July 26)  North Battleford edged Saskatoon 6-5 to sweep their weekend series. Bennie Griggs, who relieved starter Ted Wills in the 3rd inning, took the loss, his second in two days to drop to 9-3 for the season.  Mike Dzingelowski went the distance for the Beavers.  Gems' Jim Ryan was the games' top hitter with four safeties.

Wills, Griggs (L) (3) and Snead
Dzingelowski (W) and Green

(July 26)    In an exhibition match up, Saskatoon edged Kamsack, the Saskatoon Tournament champions, 5-4 in 10 innings.  Close to 35-hundred fans turned out for the silver collection game.  Buzz Jackson picked up the win in relief.

Jenkins, Kostenuk (L) (7) and Bennett
Coffin, Jackson (W) (7) and Snead

(July 27)   Sergio Martinez, discarded earlier by Saskatoon Gems, came back to Cairns Field to haunt his former teammates Monday as he pitched a three-hitter for the Regina Caps in a 10-0 victory over the Gems.  Martinez fanned seven and walked three.  Lindsay Carswell, who played brilliantly in centre field, paced the Caps at the plate with three hits.  

Martinez (W) and Trimont
Wills (L), B Jackson (7) and Snead

(July 27)   Minot Mallards drubbed Moose Jaw Maples 12-1 before 959 fans in Minot.  The game was worth two victories for the Mallards as the clubs were rained out of a scheduled tilt at Moose Jaw June 25th.  Joe Massaro rapped a two-run, inside-the-park homer off Tom Bormouth in the 3rd inning and Connie Juelke added a three-run homer in the 8th off reliever Dave White.  

Mallards announced the release of pitcher Roy Chapman who had been bothered by bone chips in his pitching arm.

Bormouth (L), White (4) and Robinett
Dempsey (W) and Massaro

(July 28)  Curly Williams homered as the Carman Cardinals scored an 11-6 win over Moose Jaw in an interlocking game in the Manitoba city.  Herb Souell added three doubles for the Cards. Walter Tyler had a pair of home runs for the Maples and Chuck McGuigan had a double and three singles.  Carman announced the addition of pitcher Felix Pino, fresh from service in the United States Army.

Garrett (L) and Pennington
Preston (W) and McKerlie

(July 28)  Regina Caps edged North Battleford 4-2 as Frank Pickens pitched a seven-hitter.  Caps got their first two runs with two out in the 1st inning.  Johnny Coleman walked three straight then a pair of errors by third baseman Curtis Tate allowed two runs to score.  Four walks, an error and a sacrifice fly led to two more runs in the 7th.   Ken Nelson scored both runs for the Beavers, on a infield out in the 4th and on Bob Herron single in the 6th.  Lindsay Carswell of the Caps made the defensive play of the game with a one-handed stab of Jackie McLeod's long drive in the 7th.  Regina announced it had acquired pitchers Sergio Martinez and Jose Vera from Saskatoon in a deal for catcher Sylvester Snead.

Pickens (W) and Trimont
Coleman (L) and Green

(July 29)   Carlos Forten held Moose Jaw to seven hits while registering twelve strikeouts as Winnipeg Royals edged the Maples 4-2 before 2-thousand fans at Osborne Stadium.  Royals got just five hits off lefty Max Weekly.  However, they took advantage of some sloppy fielding, six walks and a balk to notch the victory. Maples' Rufus Johnson led the hitters with a homer, double and single while Walt Tyler added a double and single.  

Weekly (L) and Pennington
Forten (W) and Louden

(July 29)  Regina Caps exploded for five runs in the 8th inning and downed North Battleford 7-6.  Down 6-2,  Bob Knight started the rally with a triple to deep left centre.  Hiram Marshall's single brought him home.  Horace Latham's single and a walk to Johnny Smith loaded the bases.  Pitcher Bill Wilder waited out a base on balls to bring in the Caps 4th run.  With one out, a walk to Lindsay Carswell brought in another run and Smith scored on an infield out.  Wilder notched the winner on a passed ball.

Holdaway, McLeod (L) (8), Dzingelowski (8) and Green
Vera, Donaldson (2), Wilder (W) (4) and Trimont

(July 30)  Brandon scored five times in the first inning and went on to trounce Moose Jaw 11-1.  A three-run triple by Joe Mitchell was the big blow.  It was one of three hits by Mitchell.  Wilmer Fields had two doubles and a single and Johnny Washington added three singles. Lefty McKinnis held the Maples to just seven hits and struck out 14, a high for the season.  Darrell Martin went the distance for Moose Jaw giving up 17 hits.

Martin (L) and Robinett
McKinnis (W) and Wilson

(July 30)  Mike Kanshin registered his third straight win for Saskatoon as he set down North Battleford on five hits in a 4-0 victory before 2-thousand fans at Cairns Field.  It was the Gems first game under new coach Pete Beiden from Fresno State in California.  Max Bentley drove in two runs for the Gems.  The win moved the Gems to within one game of the league-leading Beavers.

Blackman (L) and Green
Kanshin (W) and Shirley

(July 31)   Fresno State import Bob Doig made his first start for Saskatoon a winning one as he survived a shaky 1st inning to go the distance in a 7-5 win over Regina.  Doig gave up three runs in the opening frame, including a two-run homer by Percy Trimont, but went on to scatter seven hits the rest of the way.  Caps made six errors to hand the Gems five unearned runs.

Doig (W) and Shirley
Martinez (L) nd Williams

At the end of July, North Battleford finished with a half game lead over the second place Saskatoon. (There would be confusion about the standings during the summer, especially given the "two-games for one" matches with the ManDak League clubs).  

North Battleford  25 20
Saskatoon         27 23
Regina            17 26
Moose Jaw         11 34

(August 1)  17-year-old Charlie Peerless handcuffed Moose Jaw on six hits as Regina Caps breezed to a 10-1 victory.  Maples scored their only run on three walks and an error in the 9th.  Percy Trimont got the Caps on the board with a two-run homer in the 2nd inning.  

Peerless (W) and Williams
Ralph King (L), White (6), Jerome Graham (9) and Pennington

(August 1)  Johnny Coleman bested Bennie Griggs in a pitchers' duel as North Battleford edged Saskatoon 3-2 to move into a game and a half lead atop the league standings.  Coleman gave up just six hits.  Griggs allowed seven.

Griggs (L) and Shirley
Coleman (W) and Green

(August 2)  North Battleford took both ends of a double-header from Moose Jaw, 9-3 and 11-5 to increase their league-leading margin to two and a half games over Saskatoon.

Tyler (L) and Robinett
Dzingelowski (W) and Green

Lionel King (L) , Ralph King (5), Linck (6) and Pennington
L Dean (W) and Green  

(August 3)  Lefty Ted Wills pitched seven-hit ball and struck out 11 to spark Saskatoon to an 11-2 win over Moose Jaw.  The Gems had 11 hits and took advantage of 11 walks and four errors.  Len Karlson punched out a double and two singles to lead the Gems at the plate.  Leopoldo Reyes and Sylvester Snead each had two hits.  Johnny Ford led the Maples with three hits.  

Garrett (L), Lionel King (8) and Robinett
Wills (W) and Shirley

(August 4)  Saskatoon scored three in the top of the 10th then held on to shade Moose Jaw 5-4 in a thriller at Exhibition Park.  Two of the runs scored on a wild throw as catcher Rip Robinett tried to pick off a runner at first. 

The teams had played 6 1/2 scoreless innings when the Maples scored in the seventh on two singles and an error.  The Gems pulled ahead 2-1 in the ninth on a walk, a hit batsman, a passed ball and an error.   Moose Jaw rallied to tie, 2-2,  in the bottom on the ninth as Rufus Johnson doubled and Robinett drove him home with a single.   Mario Herrera's single in the 10th drove in Buzz Jackson, and Herrera and Bob Doig, who reached on an error, scored on the wild throw.  The Maples came back in the bottom on the inning with two runs on a double by pitcher Max Weekly and singles from Johnny Ford, Walter Tyler and Johnson but Al Henry popped up to end the threat.

Kanshin, Doig (W) (9), Wills (10) and Shirley
Weekly (L) and Robinett

(August 5)  Manager Bob Linck took to the hill to try and cure the Maples mound woes.  He succeeded.  Linck beat North Battleford 3-1 in the first of two allowing just six hits, all singles. Maples turned five double plays.  Maples got all they needed in the first inning.  After a walk to Chuck McGuigan and a Johnny Ford double, a Walt Tyler single scored two runs.  The Beavers won the second game 5-3 with lefthander Johnny Coleman picking up the win. Darrell Martin was the loser.

Blackman (L) and Green
Linck (W) and Robinett

Coleman (W) and Green
Martin (L) and Pennington

(August 5)  Frank Pickens pitched a three-hitter to pace Regina to a 4-2 win over Saskatoon.  Both runs against him were unearned. Johnny Lloyd had two hits and scored twice for the Caps.

Pickens (W) and Williams
Griggs (L) and Shirley

(August 6)  Regina exploded for five runs in the eighth inning to take an 8-7 decision and a split of a double-header with Saskatoon. Triples by Hiram Marshall and pinch-hitter Bill Wilder accounted for four of the runs.  John Smith's single scored Wilder with the final tally. The Gems won the opener 4-2 as Bob Doig held the Caps to five hits.  Percy Trimont, the league's leading hitter was not in the lineup.  He was expected to miss two or three weeks with a broken thumb.

Doig (W) and Shirley
Wilder (L) and Williams

Wills (L), Griggs (8) and Shirley
Martinez (W), Pickens (9) and Williams

(August 6)  North Battleford maintained its hold on first place with a 10-1 trouncing of Moose Jaw.  Chuck Holdaway went the distance holding the Maples to five hits. 

Tyler (L), Ralph King (6) and Pennington
Holdaway (W) and Green

(August 7)  Max Weekly had a three-hitter and 12 strikeouts as Moose Jaw shutout Regina 7-0. The Maples had 15 hits off two Regina hurlers -- Charles Peerless and Ira DonaldsonAl Henry had three hits while Johnny Thompson, Chuck McGuigan, Walt Tyler and Rufus Johnson each had a pair.

Weekly (W) and Robinett
Peerless (L) , Donaldson (4) and Williams

(August 7)  Saskatoon Gems downed Indian Head Rockets 6-4 to captured the Saskatchewan semi-pro title in two straight games.

(August 7)  Leopoldo Reyes of Saskatoon was the leader in the batting race with a .371 average well ahead of Roy Williams of Regina, at .358.  Percy Trimont of Regina, the previous leader, dropped to third place with a .346 average.  Trimont, sidelined with a wrist injury, and Bob Herron of North Battleford shared the lead in homers, with six.  Herron had the most runs batted in, 30.  

(August 8)  Indian Head Rockets edged Moose Jaw Maples 8-7 in an exhibition contest at Moose Jaw.  Rockets held off a late charge by the Maples, which resulted in four, 9th inning runs, to take the win.  Sammy White was the winning pitcher while Benny Garrett took the loss.  Juan Prats homered for the winners.

White (W) and xxx
Garrett (L), Pennington (3), King (6) and xxx

(August 8)  Sherman Watrous had three hits and knocked in a pair as Saskatoon whipped Regina 10-2.  Jim Morrow spaced out seven hits for the win.  With hitting stars Percy Trimont, Roy Williams and Horace Latham sidelined with injuries, manager Jim Williams put himself in the lineup.  He had a double and a single.

Vera (L), Ira Donaldson (7) and Gary
Morrow (W) and Shirley

(August 9)  North Battleford pounded three Regina pitchers for nineteen hits in crushing the Caps 16-0.  Bob Herron had a grand slam homer and Jackie McLeod a solo shot for the Beavers.  Louis Green had four hits while Herron, Ken Nelson and Curtis Tate each had three.  Jesse Blackman and Les Dean combined on the shutout.  

Peerless (L), Wilder (2), J Williams (7) and Marshall
Blackman (W), LDean (6) and Green

(August 10)  Big Max Weekly again was the story for Moose Jaw as the Maples and Saskatoon battled to a 5-5 tie in a game called after eight innings because of darkness.  Weekly came on in relief of starter Darrell Martin with two outs in the first and allowed just two hits the rest of the way. He fanned eight. Maples got eight hits off Gems' star Bennie GriggsRoberto Zayas, Chuck McGuigan and Jackie Harbourne each had two hits for the Maples. McGuigan was hurt in the sixth inning sliding into second base.  It was feared he might have a fractured ankle.

Martin, Weekly (1) and Robinett
Griggs and Shirley

(August 10)   The pitchers held the spotlight as North Battleford swept a double-header from Regina, 2-1 and 4-2. Beavers' John Coleman bested Frank Pickens in the opening game as Bob Herron drove in the winning run with a triple in the 3rd inning.  Jackie McLeod and Mike Dzingelowski combined on a four-hitter, with twelve strikeouts, as North Battleford took the second contest.  Sergio Martinez allowed just seven hits and fanned ten in a losing cause.

Coleman (W) and Green
Pickens (L) and R Williams

McLeod (W), Dzingelowski (8) and Green
Martinez (L) and R Williams.

(August 11)   Shoddy fielding by the Regina Caps handed Pete Beiden's Saskatoon Gems an 8-5 win before 600 fans at Taylor Field.  Six Caps' errors led to six unearned runs.  The display spoiled a nifty six-hit pitching performance by Regina's Charlie PeerlessSylvester Snead led the Gems with two hits.  Jim Williams had a double and two singles for the Caps. 

Doig, Kanshin (W) (5) and Shirley
Peerless (L) and R Williams

(August 11)  North Battleford won its second double-header in two days taking a pair from Moose Jaw, 15-13 and 14-2 to clinch a first place finish. In the opener,  the Beavers erupted for five runs in the first inning, but had to come back for the win after the Maples exploded for eight in the bottom of the third.  Bob Herron paced North Battleford with three hits, including a homer, and six runs batted in.  Ken Nelson and Bob Rodness each had four hits for the Beavers.   Mike Dzingelowski picked up the win in relief.  Darrell Martin went the distance for the Maples and was tagged for 18 hits.  But, at the plate, Martin went four-for-four and drove in five runs.

Chuck Holdaway went the route for the Beavers in the second tilt, holding Moose Jaw to nine hits.  Nelson had three hits to lead the winners.  Johnny Thompson had three safeties for Moose Jaw.  

Blackman, Dzingelowski (W) (3), Richardson (7) and Green
Martin (L) and Robinett

Holdaway (W) and Green
Linck (L), Pennington (6) and Robinett

(August 12)  For the second straight day, Moose Jaw dropped a double-header.  This time it was Saskatoon doing the damage, 7-6 and 5-3.  Gems won the opener with a three-run outburst in the 8th inning and a singleton in the 9th.  One of the 8th inning runs was a steal of home by Mario HerreraMike Kanshin picked up the win in relief of starter Ted EllisRoberto Zayas had two hits and two walks in four trips to the plate for Moose Jaw.  

A four-run, third inning carried the Gems to the 5-3 win in the second game.  Jim Morrow went the distance for the win.  

Wills, Kanshin (W) (7) and Shirley
Ralph King, Weekly (L) (8) and Robinett

Morrow (W) and Shirley
Garrett (L) and Robinett

(August 12)  The Beavers won their 6th game in three days by sweeping a twin-bill from Regina, 7-5 and 9-5. North Battleford scored early to take the opener.  A three-run homer by Roy Dean in the first and a three-run double by Ken Nelson in the second provided enough for the victory.  Regina got a three-run homer from Jim Williams and a two-run double off the bat of Horace Latham.

North Battleford broke loose for five runs in the 8th inning of the nightcap to salt away a 9-5 victory.  Doubles by Les Dean and Nelson highlighted the big inning. Nelson also had two triples and a single while Bob Herron chipped in with a double and three singles.  Losing pitcher Bill Wilder had a homer for the Caps.

Richardson, Blackman (W) (5) and Green
Donaldson (L) and Marshall

Les Dean (W), Blackman (8) and Green
Wilder (L) and Marshall

(Aug 13)  Regina Caps dropped their ninth straight game, 9-3 to Moose Jaw. Darrell Martin survived a shaky first inning to go the distance for the win.

Martin (W) and Robinett
Pickens (L), Martinez (7) and Marshall, Williams (7)

(August 13)  Bob Herron poked two homers, and Jesse Blackman had one as North Battleford notched an 8-4 win over Saskatoon.  Johnny Coleman held the Gems to five hits in gaining the victory.  Two of the blows off Coleman were homers, by Len Karlson and Jim Ryan.

Griggs (L), Doig (2) and Shirley
Coleman (W) and Green

(Aug 14)  Moose Jaw and Regina fought to a 7-7 tie in a game called at the end of eight innings by darkness.  Walt Tyler had four hits for the Maples and Johnny Ford, who did mound duties for Moose Jaw, had a triple and two singles.  Bill Wilder had two hits for the Caps.

Peerless, Donaldson (4) and Marshall
Ford and Linck, Robinett (8)

(Aug 14)  North Battleford broke loose for six runs in the ninth inning to beat the Gems 7-3 before 2-thousand fans at Saskatoon.  It was the Beavers' eleventh straight victory. Mike Dzingelowski pitched a five-hitter for the win.

Dzingelowski (W) and Green
Griggs (L), Kanshin (9) and Shirley

(Aug 15)   Regina scored three in the ninth and held off a rally by the Gems to beat Saskatoon 6-4.  Jose Vera, a former Gem, went the distance for the victory.  Caps had 15 hits.  Jim Williams led the offensive with a double and two singles while Charles Gary had three singles. Jim Ryan and Len Breckner each had two hits for the Gems. 

Vera (W) and Marshall
Kanshin (L), Morrow (9) and Shirley

(Aug 16)  North Battleford wound up the regular season with their 12th consecutive victory and 15th in 16 games in August, whipping the Caps 13-0.  The Beavers pounded out 17 hits, including three each from Art Stone and Roy DeanBob Herron had a pair of doubles. 

Donaldson (L), Martinez (2), J Williams ( ) and Marshall
Holdaway, McLeod (W) (4), L Dean (7) and St. John

(Aug 16)  In the All-Star game, the Emile Francis crew scored four in the bottom of the ninth to top the Ralph Mabee club 9-8.  Regina's Johnny Lloyd doubled home two runs and scored the winner.

Coleman, Blackman, Herron (L) and Green
Wills, Weekly, Griggs, Pickens (W) and Shirley