1957 Western Canada Game Report     

(June 3)   The new season began in impressive style for the Saskatoon Gems Monday albeit against a junior aggregation. The Gems pounded out 19 hits in trouncing the Saskatoon & District Junior League All-Stars 13-1. Cliff Pemberton, the WCBL batting champion the last two years, led the onslaught with three hits, a pair of doubles included. Joe Kretschmar belted a homer over the new fence at Cairns Field. Catcher Harold Key rapped a triple and single and drew three walks. A trio of Gem hurlers checked the juniors on four hits. Starter Frank Anderson was particularly sharp facing just nine batters and fanning five of them in his three inning stint.

Anderson, Read (4), Genge (7) and Key
Campbell, Duffus (1), Stone (4), Farley (9) and Johnson

(June 4)  Saskatoon Gems downed the new Rosetown club 8-3 for their second straight exhibition win of the season.  The game was halted after seven innings because of darkness.  Charlie Beene picked up the win in relief of starter Lew HobsonJim Stevens handled the final inning.  They held Rosetown to four hits. Len Breckner paced the offense with three hits. Gary Anderson went the distance for Rosetown.  Others in the lineup were Chuck Holdaway, Reg Pendleton, Don Snyder, Gary Franklin and Merle Byrnes.   

Six player from St. Louis University -- Terry Goewert, Dave Sanders, John McCartney, William Schall, Jerry Birk and John Willie arrived in Saskatoon Tuesday to join the Gems.

Hobson, Beene (4), Stevens (7) and xxx
G. Anderson (L) and xxx

(June 5)   Holding Rosetown to just two hits, Saskatoon Gems rolled to their third straight exhibition Wednesday 9-2 in action at Cairns Field. Marv Weekly, John Willie and Doug Gostlin held Rosetown in check while the Gems collected ten hits, three by first baseman Terry Goewert. Second baseman John McCartney poked a pair of two baggers.

Genge (L) and Snyder
Marv Weekly, Willie (4), Gostlin (7) and Sanders, Key (6)

(June 6)  Terry Goewert slammed four hits, two of them doubles, to pace Saskatoon Gems to a 13-8 exhibition victory over Delisle Thursday night. John McCartney added two triples and Jerry Birk had a pair of doubles. The Gems ran up a 12-1 lead before Delisle rallied with seven runs in the seventh inning, highlighted by Jim Cosgrove's grand slam homer. Charlie Beene of the Gems was loaned to Delisle and started for the losers, giving up just one run in his three innings of work.

Schall, Willie (4), Breckner (7), Anderson (8) and Sanders
Beene, McLeod (4), Farley (7) and Coben

(June 7)   Second baseman John McCartney hit a two-run homer in the bottom of the ninth to hand Saskatoon a 7-6 victory over North Battleford in the opening game of the 1957 Western Canada Baseball League.  It was McCartney's second homer of the game. Cliff Pemberton had a four-bagger for the Gems.

Griggs and Green
Stevens, Schall (2), Read (4) and Key

(June 8)  Leon Wilson had three homers but North  Battleford dropped a 12-6 decision to Saskatoon.  John McCartney, his third, and Harold Key belted homers for the Gems who had thirteen hits off four Beaver hurlers.  Frank Anderson went the distance for Saskatoon fanning fourteen.

Anderson (W) and Key
Catherwood (L), Griggs (6), Verreau (8), L Dean (9) and Green

(June 9)  Saskatoon beat North Battleford for the third straight day, scoring in the top of the ninth to shade the Beavers 5-4.  Cliff Pemberton homered for the Gems, Leon Wilson hit his fourth for the Beavers, and Art Stone hit his first of the season. 

Weekly, Beene (2), Schall (W) (8) and Key
Zyla (L), Griggs (9) and Green

(June 9)  Ron Fairly belted a three-run homer in his first game with Edmonton as the Eskimos whipped the Meridians 9-1 in the season opener at Lloydminster.  16-hundred fans took in the action at Sportsmen's Park.  Eskimos wrapped it up in the second inning scoring four times on three walks, a hit batsman and two errors.  Shortstop Mike Castanon had three hits for Edmonton.  Modie Risher, Ed Tanner and Tom Roberts each had two hits for the Meridians.  Risher had to leave in the eighth when he split a finger on a fielding play.

Vold (W) and Shollin
Lehow (L), Stillman (2), Berner (5), C Tanner (8) and E Tanner

(June 10)  Lefty Lew Hobson shutout the Meridians after the first inning to lead the Gems to an 8-2 win at Cairns Field.   Lloydminster jumped into a 2-0 lead in the opening  frame on back-to-back singles by Benny Lott and Tom McGhee, a double by Curly Williams and a sacrifice fly by Ed Tanner.  Saskatoon tied it in their half of the first.  Len Breckner singled in Cliff Pemberton and Terry Goewert scored on an error.  Two Lloydminster errors in the fourth allowed the Gems to take the lead.   Hobson went seven innings in near-freezing temperatures to get the win. 

Lehow, Hansen (7) and Tanner
Hobson, Schall (8) and Key

(June 10) Ron Fairly blasted two homers and Wayne Tucker added one as Edmonton held on to shade North Battleford 8-7.  Eskimos had blown a 7-0 lead.  Beavers made it close with four in the sixth inning and a three-run rally in the ninth.  Leon Wilson's fifth homer of the season brought the Beavers to within one run, but Tom Garcia struck out to end the threat.  it was North Battleford's fourth straight loss.

Sylvester, Vold (6) and Shollin
Stafford, Verreau (3), Catherwood (6), Dean (8) and Green

(June 11)  Lloydminster got just two hits but took advantage of ten walks, four errors and a passed ball in downing the Braves 6-3 in Regina.  Meridians scored three in the second inning on a wild pitch, a passed ball and a infield error.  They added another run in the fifth as Benny Lott singled in Howard MorgansternJim Hansen got the win in relief of starter Marty Stillman.

Stillman, Hansen (W) (5)and Tanner
Walker (L), Fouste (8)and Barber

(June 11)  Moose Jaw won its home opener, 6-0 over the previously undefeated Saskatoon Gems. Ron Wiley went the distance allowing just seven hits.  He fanned eleven. 

Gostlin, Stevens (4) and Sanders
Wiley and Gregory

(June 12)   Moose Jaw and the Meridians battled to a 2-2 draw in a game called after nine by darkness.  John Kating gave Moose Jaw the lead with a second inning homer. Lloydminster tied it in the third as Curly Williams' single scored Frank Barnes.  Kating singled home Tom Haller in the bottom of the third for the Mallards and the Meridians got their second run  in the sixth when Benny Lott singled, stole second and scored on Ed Tanner's double.  Mallards' Larry Miller gave up six hits and fanned eleven.  Ted Berner, on the hill for the Meridians, allowed eights hits.

Berner and Tanner
Miller and Gregory, Haller (7)

(June 12)  In a wild affair at Renfrew Park, there were 21 runs, 24 hits, 10 errors, 10 innings, a beaning, a broken ankle, player ejections, and, the cops.  In the end the Beavers prevailed, 12-9.  Beavers' Johnny Ford was arrested after a sixth inning fracas.  Emile Francis, the North Battleford manager, was ejected under police escort.  He had protested a called strike by umpire Roland Natter.  Two Edmonton players -- Bob Gerst and Don Stewart were injured and lost for the season.

Eigl, Griggs  (W) (1) and Green
Zeigler, Vold (L) (3) and Shollin

(June 13)  Larry Elliott, Wayne Tucker and Tom Shollin hit homers and Conrad Munatones had four hits as Edmonton trounced North Battleford 11-2.

Garcia (L), Zyla (6), Eigl (8) and Green, Couch (7)
DeCarbo, Sylvester (W) (2) and Shollin

(June 14)  Edmonton had fifteen hits in a 16-6 triumph over North Battleford.  Ron Fairly poked two homers and Larry Elliott and Conrad Munatones each had one.  Munatones put the Eskimos on the board in the top of the first with a grand slam.  Dale Zeigler allowed just three hits.

Zeigler (W) and Shollin
Catherwood (L), Zyla (3), Eigl (6) and Green

(June 14)  Regina scored two in the seventh to beat Saskatoon 4-3.  Regina's Larry Yogi and the Gems' John McCartney each had three hits.

Bouza (W), Fouste (7) and Carter
Willie (L), Beene (8), Schall (9) and Key

(June 15)   The Gems and the Braves split a pair at Prince Albert.  Cuban southpaw Luis Fouste pitched four scoreless innings in relief as Regina won the opener 5-2.  In the second game, Darrell Read held the Braves to four hits as the Gems pounded out thirteen hits in a 9-1 victory. 

Anderson (L), Beene (8) and Key
Walker, Fouste (W) (5) and Carter

Read (W) and Key
Cavillan (L) and Carter

(June 15)  Edmonton scored two in the eighth to down North Battleford 4-3.  Steve Evans went the distance on the hill for the Eskimos to gain the win. 

Slusser (L), Garcia (9) and Green
Evans (W) and Shollin

(June 15)   It was triple-header time in Moose Jaw.  The Meridians walked away with two wins, one on a forfeit as the Mallards refused to stop a seventh inning protest. 

Tom Roberts' homer sparked the Meridians to a four-run second inning and Lloydminster went on to hand Moose Jaw its first loss of the season, 5-3.  Curly Williams had three hits for the winners.  Bob Henry, with relief help from Bob Lehow picked up the win.  It was a makeup game for Friday's scheduled contest which was rained out.

Henry (W), Lehow (6) and Tanner, Roberts (6)
Pieper (L), Schwartzkopf (2) and Haller, Gregory (7)

In the second game of the day, the completion of Wednesday's 2-2 tie, Ron Wiley's 12th inning double plated Floyd Temple with the winning run in the 3-2 decision.  Larry Miller went all the way for the win.

Berner (L) and Tanner
Miller (W) and Gregory, Haller (7)

The Meridians were leading the third game 4-1 in the seventh when awarded the contest.  Jim Hansen picked up the win on a six-hitter.  Tom McGhee and Curly Williams each had a double and single for the Meridians.

Hansen (W) and Tanner
Wiley (L) and Haller

(June 16)  Saskatoon scored three in the tenth inning for a 9-7 win over the Meridians at Lloydminster.  Jim Stevens, who went all the way for the Gems, struck out Tom McGhee with the bases loaded and two out in the bottom of the tenth to preserve the victory. Jerry Birk led Saskatoon with three hits.  Tom Roberts and Roberto Zayas each had three for the Meridians.

Stevens and Key
C Tanner, Stillman (10) and E Tanner

(June 16)  A single by manager Suge Carter in the bottom of the 13th inning sent Ike Jackson home with the winning run as Regina beat North Battleford 7-6 in a game played at Rosetown.  Jackson had tripled. Tommy Rinks had four hits for the Braves.

Griggs, Catherwood (5), Eigl (7), Garcia (L) (8) and Green
Modrell, Cavillan (4), Fouste(6), Vanderlaan (W) (9) and Carter

(June 17) Marty Stillman tossed a four-hitter to lead the Meridians past North Battleford 7-3.  Lloydminster had 13 hits, including home runs from Tom McGhee and Modie Risher. McGhee and Ted Berner each had three hits. Leon Wilson had a homer for the Beavers.

Stillman (W) and Roberts
Griggs )L), Zyla (4), Eigl (5) and Green

(June 17)  Edmonton won its sixth game in seven starts unleashing a seventeen hit attack to trounce Saskatoon 18-6 before 23-hunded fans at Renfrew Park.  Larry Elliott had two triples and two singles for the Eskimos.  Blaine Sylvester went the distance for the win.

Hobson (L), Weekly (2), Stevens (2), Gostlin (8) and Key
Sylvester (W) and Shollin

(June 17)  Regina broke loose for five runs in the first inning and went on to down Moose Jaw 7-5. Ike Jackson led the Braves with three hits and shortstop Jose Bobby Cesar helped out with a triple and single.  Ernie Rodriguez had a triple, double and single for the Mallards.

Miller, Schwartzkopf (1) and Gregory, Haller ( )
Vanderlaan, Modrell (7) and Carter

(June 18)  North Battleford and Lloydminster fought to a 3-3 in a game called at the end of nine by darkness.  Beavers took a 3-2 lead in the seventh on a walk, two errors and a single.  Meridians tied it in the bottom of the inning when Modie Risher's single scored Benny Lott

Garcia and Couch, Prediger (8)
Henry, Hansen (7) and Tanner

(June 18)  Ralph Vold threw a nine-hit shutout as Edmonton beat Saskatoon 3-0.  Ken Guffey led the Eskimo offense with three hits.  Dan Jackson had three hits for the Gems.

F Anderson (L) and Key
Vold (W) and Shollin

(June 18)  Moose Jaw scored three in the bottom of the fifth to beat Regina 4-2 in a game called after five by darkness.  

Gregory (L), Fouste (5) and Carter
Ebker, Pieper (W) (4) and Haller

(June 19)   There was good news for the Davidson, SK, team. Denny Evenson, owner of the Regina Braves announced that three players, all Cubans, would be farmed out to Davidson, subject to 24-hour recall. Outfielders Jose Tartabull and Jose Rodriguez and right handed pitcher Roberto Bouza arrived in Davidson on Wednesday.

(June 19)  Frank Slusser allowed just four hits as North Battleford defeated the Meridians 6-1 at Abbot Field.  All the scoring came in the second inning.  Tom Roberts gave Lloydminster the lead, belting a triple and scoring on an error. Beavers got it back in a hurry.  Johnny Ford, North Battleford's first batter in the bottom of the inning, slammed a homer.  Curtis Tate capped the inning with the three-run homer.  Ford led the Beavers with three hits.

Stratton (L), Flickel (2) and Tanner
Slusser (W) and Prediger

(June 19) Tom Haller drove in four runs, scored twice and stole two bases in leading Moose Jaw to a 10-7 victory over Regina. Haller had a homer, double and two singles. Ernie Rodriguez also had four hits for the Mallards while Ike Jackson led the Braves with a triple, double and two singles.  Mallards lost Ron Wiley for the season when he received notice of his callup to the military.  

Walker, Gregory (L) (4), Cavillan (4), Fouste (4) and Gregory, Haller (4 )
Wiley, Rodriguez (W) (5) and Carter

(June 19)  The game at Edmonton between the Eskimos and Saskatoon Gems was rained out.

(June 20)  John McCartney's three-run double in the final inning was the key as Saskatoon came back to beat Lloydminster 8-5.  It was McCartney's third hit of the game.  The blast broke a 5-5 tie.  Meridians' Curly Williams had the only homer.  Gems capitalized on five Lloydminster errors.

Read (W) and Key
Berner (L), Lehow (8), Hansen (9) and Tanner, Roberts (8)

(June 21)  Southpaw Dale Zeigler shutout the Meridians 3-0.  Tom Shollin provided all the offense the Eskimos would need with an eighth inning homer. Outstanding defensive play from right fielder Larry Elliott was key to the victory.  Elliott threw out runners at third and home in the second inning.

Stillman (L) and Tanner
Zeigler (W) and Shollin

(June 21) Dan Jackson's solo homer in the bottom of the eighth proved to be the difference as Saskatoon edged Moose Jaw 6-5.  

Miller, Schwartzkopf (L) (6) and Gregory
Beene, Schall (W) (7), Hobson (9) and Key

(June 21) Regina handed North Battleford its 10th loss in 12 games as they outscored the Beavers 5-4.  

Zyla (L), Catherwood (2), Eigl (5) and Ford
Modrell (W), Vanderlaan (9) and Carter

(June 22)  Edmonton ran its winning streak to eight games with a double-header sweep over the Meridians, 4-1 and 9-3.  In the opener, Steve Evans and Ralph Vold held the Meridians to six hits and Larry Elliott provided the offense with a double and a homer.  Tom Roberts had three hits for Lloydminster and Curly Williams contributed a pair.  Centre fielder Ron Fairly was a star both on offense and defense as the Eskimos took the second game 9-3.  He made a spectacular catch on a sinking liner off the bat of Modie Risher in the fourth and blasted a triple in the bottom of the inning which sparked a six-run uprising by the Esks. Fairly, Tom Shollin, Ed Sada and Elliott each had two hits for Edmonton.  Dave Moriarty had three safeties for the Meridians.

Henry (L), Flickel (7) and Tanner, Roberts ( )
Evans (W), Vold (7) and Shollin

Hansen (L), Lehow (4), Moriarty (6), Stratton (6) and Roberts
Sylvester (W) and Shollin

(June 22) Len Breckner belted a homer in the bottom of the ninth to break up a pitchers' duel and give Saskatoon a 3-2 win over Regina. It was just the third hit off Braves' pitcher Bill VanderlaanJim Stevens pitched a five-hitter for the win.

Vanderlaan (L) and Carter
Stevens (W) and Key

(June 22) In Moose Jaw, Bennie Griggs and Frank Slusser held the Mallards to just two hits, but both were homers by Tom Haller off Griggs and the Mallards came away with a 4-2 victory.  Haller had a solo homer in the fourth and blasted a three-run shot in the eighth. Bob Herron had a homer for the Beavers.

Griggs (L), Slusser (8) and Ford
Pieper (W) and Gregory

(June 23)   Down 3-0 before they came to bat, Lloydminster pushed across four in the bottom of the first inning and held on to beat the league-leading Eskimos 7-4 and stop Edmonton's winning streak at eight games. Ed Stefureak's homer scored Dave Moriarty and Roberto Zayas and Tom McGhee's double plated Curly Williams.  Meridians scored again in the second and added a pair in the third inning. Jim Hansen allowed just four hits in 8 1/3 relief innings to pick up the win. 

Bruce Montgomery (L), Zeigler (7) and Shollin
Flickel, Hansen (W) (1) and Roberts

(June 23)  Moose Jaw exploded for ten runs in the third inning and went on to whip Regina 12-7 in the first game of a double-header.  John Kating of the Mallards and Regina's Bobby Cesar had homers.  Braves bounced back to take the nightcap 15-8 getting a pair of homers by Lee Murphy.

Rodriguez (W) and Gregory
Peerless (L), Fouste (3), Jackson (3), Walker (7) and Carter

Wakeling (L), Doepker (2), Wiley (3), Martin (7) and Gregory
Peerless (W), Walker (6) and Carter

(June 23) Tom Garcia pitched an eight-hitter to lead North Battleford to a 6-2 win over Saskatoon.  The Beavers' five-run seventh featured a lead-off triple by Curtis Tate and a two-run homer by Bob Herron.

Gostlin (L), Schall (8) and Key
Garcia (W) and Ford

(June 24)  Ed Stefureak's two-run homer in the eighth inning sparked the Meridians to a 6-4 win over Edmonton.  Eskimos had a 4-3 lead when Ralph Vold walked Dave Moriarty to lead off the inning.  Stefureak, who had doubled in the sixth, followed with a blast over the left field wall.  Roberto Zayas had two hits, including a triple, for Lloydminster.  Tom Shollin cracked out a pair of doubles and a single for Edmonton.  Ted Berner picked up the win, scattering 12 hits.  He struck out nine and didn't issue a single base on balls. 

Berner (W) and Tanner
Vold (L) and Shollin

(June 24)  Len Tucker and Sherwood Brewer homered as Saskatoon beat Moose Jaw 6-3. Floyd Temple had a homer for the Mallards.

Schwartzkopf (L) and Gregory, Haller (2)
Anderson (W), Schall (8) and Key

(June 24)  Shortstop Mark Bussan's three-run homer in the ninth gave North Battleford a 7-4 win over Regina.

Gregory, Walker (8), Vanderlaan (L) (9) and Carter
Slusser, Griggs (W) (9) and Ford

(June 25)   Edmonton exploded for 17 hits and trounced the Meridians 14-0 at Renfrew Park.  Ron Fairly led the Eskimos' attack with a homer, triple and a single good for four runs batted in.  He also scored three times.  Ken Guffey, Ed Sada and Con Munatones added three hits apiece and Tom Shollin had a homer.  Dale Zeigler pitched a brilliant three-hitter in extending his scoreless streak to 20 innings..  He fanned 10. 

Stillman (L), Stratton (6) and Tanner
Zeigler (W) and Shollin

(June 25)  An eight-run seventh inning powered Moose Jaw to a 15-5 victory over North Battleford.  Mallards collected 15 hits including five homers.  Jim Hoppe had the big blow of the winners, a seventh inning grand slam. Tom Haller and Barry Robertson also belted four-baggers for the Mallards.  Johnny Ford and Bob Herron belted homers for the Beavers.

Miller (W) and Sanders, Haller (7)
Eigl (L), Gostlin (7), Garcia (7) and Ford

(June 25)  Dan Jackson's single scored Len Tucker in the bottom of the ninth as Saskatoon edged Regina 9-8.  Tucker had three hits, including a homer, to lead the Gems. Joe Kretschmar also had a homer for Saskatoon.

Modrell, Walker (8), Fouste (L) (8), Gregory (9) and Carter
Read, McLeod (8), Schall (W) (9) and Key

(June 26)   Regina scored three in the first and went on to trounced the Meridians 11-2. Ike Jackson had two doubles and a single for the Braves and Bobby Cesar had a pair of doubles.  Playing-manager Ed Tanner accounted for both the Meridian runs, driving in one in the second and belting a homer in the fourth.

Fouste (W) and Carter
Henry (L), Hansen (1) and Tanner

(June 26)  At North Battleford, the Beavers and Moose Jaw hooked up in a slugfest which produced 20 hits, 21 runs, 7 errors, 7 home runs and a triple play.  Mallards won 11-10.  Loren Martin, Ernie Rodriguez and Tom Haller had homers for Moose Jaw and Curtis Tate, Bob Herron, Ken Nelson and Mark Bussan replied for the Beavers.

In the seventh. Leon Wilson and Johnny Ford drew walks to open the inning.  Bob Herron smacked one to short left field and the runners took off.  John Keating made a running catch, threw to shortstop Barry Robertson to double off Wilson, then threw to Martin at first to complete the triple play.

Pieper, Martin (W) (4), Schwartzkopf (7) and Haller
Griggs (L), Slusser (7) and Ford

(June 27)  Cliff Pemberton had three hits and knocked in a pair as the Gems won, 7-3 over Lloydminster.  Meridians took the lead in the third on back-to-back doubles by Ed Stefureak and Tom Roberts and a single by Modie Risher.  But the Gems tied the score in the fourth on a double by John McCartney, a single by Len Breckner and a throwing error.  Meridians replied with a run in the fifth. Tom McGhee's triple scored Roberts.  Pemberton hit a two-run single in the bottom of the inning to put Saskatoon ahead to stay.  Lloydminster's Curly Williams made the fielding gem of the night, making a diving catch of Len Tucker's scorching liner in the eighth.  Charlie Beene was the winner with six innings of four-hit relief.

Henry (L), Stillman (5), Berner (6). Flickel (8) and Tanner
Hobson, Beene (W) (4) and Key

(June 27) Bill Vanderlaan scattered ten hits in a route-going performance as Regina beat Edmonton 4-1.  Ike Jackson had a triple and a pair of singles for the Braves while Art Shahzade drove in two runs.  Mike Castanon had three hits for the Eskimos.

Vanderlaan (W) and Carter
Sylvester (L) and Shollin

(June 27) North Battleford scored three in the first inning and went on to capture a slugfest from Moose Jaw, 13-10.  Terry Goewert belted two homers for the Beavers and Curtis Tate chipped in with a triple, double and two singles.  Tom Haller had a homer and two singles for the Mallards.

Garcia (W) and Green
Rodriguez (L), Weekly (6), Martin (6) and Sanders, Haller (9)

(June 28)   Jim Stevens had a fifteen strikeout performance as Saskatoon laced the Meridians 17-7 at Cairns Field.  Stevens allowed eight hits and walked six.  Four Lloydminster hurlers gave up a total of eleven hits, 12 walks, and hit two batters. Sherwood Brewer had three hits for the Gems and Len Tucker drove in four while scoring four times.  Curly Williams had a homer, double and single for the Meridians and Tom McGhee chipped in with a four-bagger.

Lehow (L), Hansen (1), Stratton (4), Flickel (6) and Tanner, Risher (6)
Stevens (W) and Key

(June 28)  Edmonton bashed Regina pitching for 21 hits, including four homers, and walked away with a 16-3 victory in a game played at Calgary. Ralph Vold went the distance on the hill for the Eskimos giving up eleven hits and fanning twelve. Ron Fairly belted a pair of homers, his seventh and eighth of the season and Tom Shollin, the home run leader last year, hit his sixth. Larry Elliott had a homer and five runs batted in. Ike Jackson had a homer for the Braves.

Vold (W) and Shollin
Gregory (L), Fouste (5), Vanderlaan (7) and Carter

(June 28)  Moose Jaw whipped North Battleford 11-7 in a game played at Swift Current before 12-hundred fans. The game was called after seven innings because of a dust storm at the ball park.


(June 29)   Saskatoon had 18 hits, four by Len Tucker and three triples by Cliff Pemberton in beating the Meridians 13-11.  Gems almost blew an eight-run lead as Lloydminster scored six times in the eighth to make it a close game. The game was called after eight by darkness.

Anderson, McLeod (8), Schall (8) and Key
Berner, Moriarty (3), Lehow (4) and Roberts

(June 29)  Larry Miller and Ernie Nevers combined on a six-hitter as Moose Jaw edged North Battleford 2-1.

Eigl, Griggs (8) and Green, Ford (5)
Miller, Nevers (7) and Sanders

(June 30)  Meridians' pitchers gave up fourteen hits and the defense committed seven errors to hand Saskatoon a 16-7 win at Sportsman's Park. It was the Meridians seventh straight loss to the Gems. Len Breckner had three hits including a homer.  Jerry Birk led the Meridians, who had thirteen hits, with a homer, triple and single.,

Read, Schall (7) and Key
Anderson, Tanner (7) and Roberts

(June 30)  Ron Fairly's tenth inning homer gave Edmonton a 4-3 win over Regina.  Eskimos scored in the bottom of the eighth and ninth to send the game into extra innings.  Braves' did stop Dale Zeigler's scoreless string at 23 innings with three runs in the fourth inning.  Art Shahzade led the Braves with three hits and Wayne Tucker had three for the Esks.

Modrell, Williams (L) (9) and Carter
Zeigler (W) and Shollin

(June 30)  Leon Wilson had a homer and three singles to lead North Battleford to an 8-5 victory over Moose Jaw.  Tom Haller had a two-run blast for the Mallards.

Gostlin (W), Slusser (9) and Ford
Schwartzkopf (L), Martin (7) and Sanders

(July 1)  Meridians dropped their seventh straight game, 9-5 to Moose Jaw.  Five Lloydminster errors were key in the Meridians' loss.  Ernie Nevers went the distance for the win.  Ernie Rodriguez and Floyd Temple each had three hits for the Mallards.  Ed Tanner drove in three runs for Lloydminster and Tom McGhee had a triple and two singles.

Nevers (W) and Sanders
Henry (L), Berner (3) and Tanner

(July 1)  Edmonton got outstanding mound work as the Eskimos scored two shutout victories over Regina, 8-0 and 2-0.  Steve Evans tossed a three-hitter in the opener and Bruce Montgomery allowed just two hits in the nightcap. Larry Elliott drove in three runs in the first game and scored the winning run in the second. 

Joe Williams (L) , Gregory (5), Fouste (6), Modrell (7) and Carter
Evans (W) and Shollin

Walker (L) and Carter
Montgomery (W) and Shollin

(July 1)  In Saskatoon, the Gems and Beavers split a twin-bill before sell-out crowds as the WCBL games were staged in conjunction with the eighth annual Optimist Tournament.

North Battleford won the first game 12-8, Gems took the nightcap 7-5. Nine homers highlighted the day's action, seven coming in the first game. Beavers got a pair from pitcher Tom Garcia with Johnny Ford and Terry Goewert hitting back-to-back homers in the ninth.  Len Tucker, Sherwood Brewer and pitcher Jim Stevens connected for the Gems. Tucker also had a double and a single. Art Stone had three hits for the Beavers.

In the second game, Brewer drove in three runs with a homer and a single and Len Tucker had a homer and two singles as the Gems prevailed. Lew Hobson scattered nine hits to gain the mound decision.

Garcia (W) and Ford
Stevens (L), Schall (8) and Key

Griggs (L) and Ford, Green (2), Prediger (8)
Hobson (W) and Key

(July 2)   Charlie Pieper came within two outs of pitching a no-hitter as Moose Jaw beat Lloydminster 6-1.  Going into the ninth, Pieper had allowed but two base runners, both on walks.  With one out, he walked Ted Berner, and Roberto Zayas spanked a single to spoil Pieper's no-hit bid.  Jerry Birk followed with another single to drive in the only Meridians' run. Pieper finished with a two-hitter.  Tom Haller led the Mallard offense with three hits. 

Pieper (W) and Sanders
Stillman (L) and Tanner, Risher (9)

(July 2)  Bob Herron's two-run homer in the bottom of the ninth gave North Battleford a 6-5 win over Saskatoon. 

Beene (L) and Key
Slusser, Eigl (8), Gostlin (W) (9) and Green, Ford (9)

(July 2)   Bill Vanderlaan gave up 14 hits but Regina beat the Eskimos 8-5.  Jerry White had three hits for the Braves.  Ron Fairly had three for Edmonton.

De Carbo (L), Sylvester (3), Zeigler (6), Vold (7) and Shollin
Vanderlaan (W) and Carter

(July 3)   Pitcher Ralph Vold, lined a triple in the 10th inning to give Edmonton a 7-6 win over the Western Canada League All-Stars.

Miller, Griggs (1), Stevens (5), Hansen (L) (7) and Tanner, Carter ( )
Elliott, Vold (W) (8) and Shollin

(July 4)   The Meridians broke a eight game losing streak with a 7-5 win over Regina before the home fans.  A two-run single by Jerry Birk in the sixth proved to be the key blow.  Tom McGhee and Dave Moriarty had doubles for the winners.  Meridians had two new pitchers in the lineup, Jerry Labins and Bob Anderson, from the Basin League.

Williams (L), Fouste (4) and Carter
Labins, Anderson (2), Lehow (W) (3) and Risher

(July 4)   Reliever Tom Garcia hit two triples and was the winning pitcher as North Battleford scored a 10-7 win over Moose Jaw despite a two-run homer by playing-manager Floyd Temple and a three-run blast by catcher Tom Haller. Terry Goewert had four singles in five at bats for the Beavers and Bob Herron had a pair of two base hits.

Schwartzkopf, Martin (L) (3), Nevers (6) and Haller
Eigl, Garcia (W) (6) and Ford

(July 5)  Relief pitcher Bob Henry pitched and batted the Meridians to a 3-2 win over Regina.  Henry, who held the Braves scoreless on one hit over the last five innings, got the Meridians first hit off Gene Walker in the sixth.  Henry scored the tying run in the eighth after leading off with a single.  Roberto Zayas scored the winner on a single by Curly Williams.

Walker, Modrell (L) (6) and Carter
Anderson, Henry(W) (4) and Risher

(July 5)  Edmonton nearly blew a 12-1 lead, but held on to edge Moose Jaw 12-11 at Renfrew Park.   Dale Zeigler went eight innings to pick up his fifth win against no losses.  He struck out 13, walked 8 and hit three others.  Mallard shortstop Barry Robertson had the only home run.

Nevers (L), Schwartzkopf (2) and Haller
Zeigler (W), Vold (9) and Shollin

(July 5)  Frank Slusser, who relieved starter Doug Gostlin in the first inning, pitched four-hit shutout baseball the rest of the way as the Beavers shaded Saskatoon 3-2.  Sherwood Brewer of the Gems had the only homer as lead-off man in the first.

Gostlin, Slusser (W) (1) and Ford
Read (L), Beene (7), Schall (9) and Key

(July 7)   Len Tucker knocked in six runs with two homers and a double as Saskatoon beat Lloydminster 14-11 in 11 innings.   Len Breckner's double drove in Cliff Pemberton with the winning run.  Gems got two insurance runs on sacrifice flies. Meridians had pushed across the tying run in the bottom of the ninth.  Roberto Zayas reached on an error, advanced to third on Dave Moriarty's single and scored on Tom Roberts sacrifice fly to centre.  Newcomer Bob Williams had five hits in six trips for Lloydminster.  Williams and infielder Dick Golden joined the team from the Basin League.  Roberts had a homer among his three hits for the Meridians.  Sherwood Brewer had a homer for the Gems.

Anderson, Schall (8), Read (W) (8) and Key
Hansen, Lehow (7), Labins (L) (10) and Tanner

(July 7)  At Rosetown, veteran Bennie Griggs tossed a five-hitter and the Beavers pounded out fifteen hits to beat Regina 10-2 for their sixth win in their last seven games.

Griggs (W) and Ford
Modrell (L), Williams (5) and Jackson

(July 7)  Larry Elliott drove in five runs with two triples and a single as Edmonton edged Moose Jaw 7-6.  Floyd Temple of the Mallards had the only homer.

Pieper (L), Nevers (5) and Haller
Sylvester (W), Vold (7) and Shollin

(July 8)   Larry Miller tied the league's strikeout mark as he fanned 18 as Moose Jaw beat Edmonton 5-3. Mallards scored three runs in the top of the ninth for the win.  Miller gave up five hits and four walks.  One of the hits was a second inning homer by Con MunatonesGarth Hayes knocked in the tying run in the ninth, then scored what proved to be the winner.  Steve Evans of Edmonton had hurled 18 2/3s inning of scoreless ball before he gave up two Moose Jaw runs in the eighth.

Miller (W) and Haller
Evans, Vold (L) (8) and Shollin

(July 8)   Marty Stillman held North Battleford to five hits to lead the Meridians to a 7-2 win.  Bob Williams of the Meridians had the games' only home run.  Ed Tanner and Jerry Birk had doubles for the winners.

Stillman (W) and Tanner
Garcia (L) and Ford, Green (4)

(July 8)  A five-run fourth inning carried Regina to a 7-2 win over Saskatoon. Ike Jackson and Larry Yogi had homers for the Braves.

Vanderlaan (W) and Carter
Hobson (L) and Anderson, Key (9)

(July 9)  Moose Jaw scored four in the ninth on four walks and a Floyd Temple single to edge Lloydminster 5-4.  It was Temple's third hit of the game.  New shortstop Dick Golden had two hits and three runs batted in for the Meridians.

Rodriguez, Nevers (8), Peiper (W) (9) and Haller
Berner (L) and Tanner

(July 9)  North Battleford edged Regina 6-5 in a game played at Prince Albert.  The Braves tallied in the ninth with two runs on a triple by Tommy Rinks and a double by Art Shahzade but reliever Bennie Griggs retired pinch-hitter Bill Vanderlaan on a fly ball to end the threat.

Eigl (W), Griggs (9) and Green
Walker (L), Fouste (4), Williams (5) and Carter

(July 9)  Saskatoon came from behind in the bottom of the tenth to edge Edmonton 10-9 before 25-hundred fans at Cairns Field.  Dan Jackson drove in Len Breckner with the winning run.  Ken Guffey, Ed Sada and Ron Fairly had homers for the Eskimos.  

Montgomery (L) and Shollin
Stevens, Anderson (6), Schall (10), Hobson (W) (10) and Key

(July 10)   Lloydminster scored two in the top of the ninth and held on to shade Regina 5-4.  Bob Henry, who went the distance, got out of a bases-loaded jam in the ninth to pick up the win. 

Henry (W) and Tanner
Halsey (L) and Carter

(July 10)  A five-run rally in the eighth inning carried Saskatoon to a 10-8 win over Edmonton and a tie with the Eskimos atop the league standings. Cliff Pemberton's three-run double was the big blow.  Larry Elliott hit a two-run homer for Edmonton in the top of the ninth, but reliever Lew Hobson retired the next three batters.

Zeigler, Evans (7), Vold (L) (8) and Shollin
Beene, Stevens (4), Hobson (W) (8) and Key

(July 10)  John Kating drove in Floyd Temple in the eighth inning to give Moose Jaw a 2-1 win over North Battleford.  Newly acquired Dave Kosteniuk went the distance, holding the Beavers to just six hits.

Slusser (L) and Green
Kosteniuk (W) and Haller

(July 11)   In a double-header played at Melfort, Regina and Lloydminster each came away with a victory.  Braves won the opener 7-3 behind the eight-hit pitching of Babe Williams. Ike Jackson had a two-run double for Regina.  Meridians won the second tilt 4-3 as Jim Hansen held Regina to seven hits.  Lee Murphy of Regina and Curly Williams of Lloydminster had homers.

Ed Stoneham (L), Lehow (5) and Tanner
Williams (W) and Carter

Hansen (W) and Roberts
Modrell (L) and Carter

(July 11) Charlie Pieper held North Battleford to five hits and helped at the plate with a pair of hits as Moose Jaw topped the Beavers 8-3.  Tom Haller had three hits for the Mallards.

Griggs (L), Gostlin (7), Eigl (7) and Green, Ford (7)
Pieper (W) and Haller

(July 11) Blaine Sylvester belted a three-run homer and pitched the Eskimos to a 5-3 win over Saskatoon.  Ron Fairly had three hits for Edmonton. Harold Key had a homer for the Gems.

Sylvester (W) and Shollin
Read (L) and Key

(July 12)   Moose Jaw pounded out 24 hits, including three homers, in trouncing Lloydminster 17-7.  First baseman Bob Gregory had a grand slam in the first, Tom Haller punched out a two-run blast in the seventh and Ernie Rodriguez had a solo shot. The game was called after 7 1/2 innings. 

B Anderson (L), Williams (2) and Risher
Miller, Nevers (W) (3) and Haller

(July 12)   Regina had 18 hits in whipping North Battleford 14-7.  Playing-manager Suge Carter drove in five runs with a triple and two singles, Bobby Cesar had 4 RBI from a double and two singles, and Gerry White had four hits.  Curtis Tate had a double and triple for the Beavers.  Leon Wilson added a triple and two singles.

Garcia, Griggs (2), Slusser, (2), Eigl (L) (4), Gostlin (5) and Ford
Vanderlaan (W), Williams (9) and Carter

(July 12)  Pitcher Ralph Vold, who went the distance on the hill, scored the winning run in the eleventh inning as the Eskimos edged the Gems 7-6. Vold reached on an error, stole second, moved to third on a sacrifice fly and scored on Ed Sada's single.  Len Breckner had five hits in six trips for the Gems and teammate Len Tucker had the only homer.

McIlvain, Stevens (L) (6) and Key
Vold (W) and Shollin

(July 13)  Pitcher Tuck Halsey drove in the winning run in the eleventh inning as Regina beat North Battleford 5-4.   It was Halsey's second hit of the night.  

Garcia, Slusser (8), Griggs (L) (10) and Ford
Halsey (W) and Carter

(July 13)  Saskatoon Gems trounced the Eskimos, 8-1 and 14-7, in a double-header at Renfrew Park in Edmonton.  A bases-clearing double by Len Tucker in the seventh inning of the opener was the key hit.  Ed Sada's homer was the only run for Edmonton. Gems laced two Edmonton pitchers for eighteen hits in the second game.  Tucker had a three-run homer, Sherwood Brewer, Cliff Pemberton and Len Breckner each had four hits.  In the three game series, Breckner had eleven hits in fourteen trips to the plate.  Charlie Beene tossed a six-hitter for the Gems in the first game. 

Beene (W) and Jackson
Montgomery (L), Elliott (7) and Shollin

Frank Anderson (W) and Jackson
Evans (L), Montgomery (7) and Shollin

(July 14)  The Meridians returned home from a thousand mile road trip to whip the Eskimos 9-2.  Ted Berner went the distance for the win.  Bob Williams of Lloydminster and Larry Elliott of Edmonton had homers.

Sylvester (L), Elliott (3) and Shollin
Berner (W) and Tanner

(July 14)  Mike Dayne, who led the league with a 13-5 record in 1956, scattered ten hits as North Battleford shaded the Braves 5-4.  Beavers broke a 3-3 tie in the seventh on back-to-back doubles by Johnny Ford and Bob Herron.

Dayne (W) and Green
Walker, Williams (4), Fouste (L) (4) and Carter

(July 15) Frank Slusser went the distance scattering eleven hits as North Battleford beat Lloydminster 8-6. Leon Wilson and Johnny Ford each had three hits for the Beavers. Bob Herron had a pair of doubles.  Dave Moriarty paced the Meridians with three singles while Curly Williams and Modie Risher each had a double and a single.

Henry (L), Stillman (2), Lehow (4) and Risher
Slusser (W) and Ford

(July 15)  Saskatoon got homers from Len Tucker, Dan Jackson and Len Breckner in a 7-1 victory over Regina.  Tucker, who also had a double, stretched his hitting streak to twenty-one games.  Darrell Read fired a six-hitter for the win.

Modrell (L) and Carter
Read (W) and Jackson

(July 15)  Tom Haller hit a homer and two triples to lead Moose Jaw to a 10-7 win over Edmonton.  Floyd Temple also had a homer for the Mallards, while Ed Sada and Tom Shollin had four-baggers for the Eskimos.

Vold (L) and Shollin
Miller, Pieper (W) (6) and Haller

(July 16)  Jim Hansen pitched the Meridians to a 8-4 win over Saskatoon. It was Lloydminster first win in nine games with the Gems this season.  Hansen allowed just six hits and fanned seven in going the distance.  Meridians jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the first inning on doubles by Dave Moriarty and Bob Williams and singles by Roberto Zayas and Curly Williams.  Gems scored on two sacrifice flies in the second.  Moriarty drove in Lloydminster's fourth run with a single in the fourth.  Another sacrifice fly scored the Gems' third run.  Back-to-back homers by Curly Williams and Ed Tanner in the fifth salted away the victory.  A brilliant defensive play by Moriarty in the eighth saved the  game for the Meridians.  The slim outfielder made a spectacular running catch on John McCartney's short fly ball with the bases loaded and two out.  He injured his shoulder on the play and had to leave the game. Len Tucker and Sherwood Brewer had triples for the Gems.

Hansen (W) and Tanner
Hobson (L), Beene (1), Schall (8) and Jackson, Key (3)

(July 16)  The Regina Braves were outhit 13-3 but pulled out a 6-4 win to hand the Eskimos their fifth straight defeat.   Edmonton had a 2-0 lead before their fifth inning collapse.  The Braves scored all their runs on six walks, a hit and an error.  Bill Vanderlaan went the distance for Regina, giving up thirteen hits.  Ron Fairly was the big gun at the plate for Edmonton with a triple and three singles.  

Zeigler (L), Montgomery (5) and Shollin
Vanderlaan (W) and Carter

(July 17)  Shortstop Tom Roberts was the hitting star as Lloydminster beat the Gems 12-11 in a slugfest at Saskatoon.  Roberts had a 5-5 night with two homers, a double a two singles.  He knocked in four runs and scored five times. An eighth inning single by Ed Tanner scored Roberts with the winning run.  Roberto Zayas had a homer and two singles for the Meridians and Modie Risher, Jerry Birk and Tanner chipped in with doubles.  Len Tucker and Cliff Pemberton each had three hits for the Gems.  It was Lloydminster's second straight win over Saskatoon.

Stillman, Henry (W) (7) and Tanner
McIlvain, Hobson (3), Schall (7), Read (L) (8) and Jackson

(July 17)  Edmonton went down to its sixth straight loss as Moose Jaw topped the Eskimos 6-1.  Again, walks hurt the Esks.  Mallards scored four runs in the second inning on a single hit and six walks.  Floyd Temple, for the Mallards, and Ron Fairly, for Edmonton, had home runs.

Evans (L), Elliott (2) and Shollin
Rodriguez, Nevers (W) (1) and Haller.

(July 18)   North Battleford had only five hits but pushed across three runs in the eighth to shade the Meridians 4-3.   Two walks and a pair of singles proved to be the difference.  Mark Bussan had given the Beavers the lead with a homer on Ted Berner's first pitch of the game.  Curly Williams two-run homer in the third put the Meridians on top temporarily.

Berner (L), Henry (8), Berner (8), Henry (8) and Tanner
Griggs (W) and Ford

(July 18) Moose Jaw moved into first place with their seventh straight win, a 4-1 decision over Saskatoon.  Starters, Dave Kosteniuk for the Mallards and Jim Stevens for the Gems, each pitched four-hitters.  Four errors hurt the Gems.  Len Tucker's consecutive game hitting streak ended at twenty-three.

Kosteniuk (W) and Haller
Stevens (L) and Key

(July 18)  Regina handed the Eskimos their seventh straight defeat.  The Braves again took advantage of wildness by Edmonton pitchers to post a 4-3 win.  The first three Regina base runners to score were on base via walks.  The fourth got on base on an error.  Edmonton outhit Regina 9-5.

Sylvester (L), Evans (7), and Michaels
Halsey (W) and Carter

(July 19)  Edmonton got home runs from shortstop Ed Sada and right fielder Tom Shollin to score a 3-0 win over Moose Jaw in a game called after six innings by darkness. Dale Zeigler allowed the Mallards just two hits as Edmonton snapped Moose Jaw's eight-game winning streak.

Zeigler (W) and Michaels
Pieper (L) and Haller

(July 19)  Saskatoon exploded for seven runs in the first inning in a 12-9 victory over North Battleford.  Len Breckner accounted for four of the markers with a grand slam homer.  He belted another in the ninth.  Sherwood Brewer and John McCartney homered in the first inning explosion.  Bob Herron and Johnny Ford belted homers for the Beavers.

Anderson (W), Read (6) and Key
Garcia (L), Slusser (1), Eigl (1), McLeod (6) and Ford

(July 20)   Moose Jaw took an early 6-0 lead  then held on for a 6-5 win over North Battleford.  Barry Robertson had two doubles to pace the Mallards.  Bob Herron had four hits for the Beavers and Ken Nelson had a homer and a double.

Schwartzkopf (W), Nevers (7) and Haller
Dayne (L) Garcia (8) and Ford

(July 20)   Ralph Vold tossed a five-hit shutout as Edmonton beat Regina 3-0.

Vold (W) and Michaels
Vanderlaan (L), Modrell (4), Walker (9) and Carter

(July 21)  Saskatoon and Lloydminster divided a weekend series.  Meridians got a 5-4 win in the completion of Saturday's tie game.  Roberto Zayas scored on Bob Williams' sacrifice fly in the ninth to give Lloydminster the first game victory.  Jim Hansen picked up the win.  Gems whipped the Meridians 8-3 in the regularly scheduled contest. A five-run seventh inning carried Saskatoon to the win.  The big blows were doubles by Jim Phillips and Dan JacksonZayas had five hits on the day for the Meridians as did Sherwood Brewer for the Gems. Jim Stevens pitched a four-hitter for the Gems in the second game.

Beene, Read (7), Hobson (8), Stevens (L) (9) and Key
Lehow, Hansen (W) (9) and Tanner, Risher (9)

Stevens (W) and Key
Hansen (L), Stillman (7), Anderson (7) and Risher

(July 21)  Moose Jaw scored in the bottom of the ninth to shade Edmonton 6-5.  Second baseman Jim Hoppe's double with two out scored Garth Hayes with the winner.  

Elliott, Evans (7), Montgomery (L) (9) and Michaels
Miller, Nevers (5), Martin (7), Kosteniuk (W) (9) and Haller

(July 22)  Regina pounded three Meridians' pitchers for 24 hits as the Braves demolished Lloydminster 17-1.  Ike Jackson was the star at the plate as he hit for the cycle.  Jackson had six hits in six trips, three singles, a double, triple and homer. Tommy Rinks drove in five runs with two homers and a single, Larry Yogi added four singles and Jose Tartabull had two doubles and a single.  Jerry Birk had a pair of triples for Lloydminster. Gene Walker pitched a six-hitter for the Braves.

Walker (W) and Carter
Henry (L), Lehow (1), Williams (4) and Green

(July 22)  Frank Slusser held the league-leading Moose Jaw Mallards to five hits as North Battleford posted a 4-0 victory.  Curtis Tate had a two-run homer in the first and Leon Wilson's triple in the fourth drove in the other two runs.  

Kosteniuk (L) and Haller
Slusser (W) and Ford

(July 22) Blaine Sylvester tossed a four-hitter and his Edmonton mates pounded out eighteen hits in trouncing Saskatoon 13-2. Sylvester had a no-hitter until Sherwood Brewer singled with one out in the sixth.  He also helped out at the plate with three hits, as did Ron FairlyTom Shollin had the only homer.

Schall (L) , Pemberton (8) and Key
Sylvester (W) and Michaels

(July 23)  Len Tucker belted a two-run homer in the 11th inning as Saskatoon beat Edmonton 4-1 before more than 25-hundred fans at Edmonton.   Pitchers Dale Zeigler, of Edmonton, and Charlie Beene, of the Gems, had pitched shutout ball for eight innings.  In the top of the ninth, Cliff Pemberton's single knocked in the first run of the game.  Eskimos tied it in the bottom of the ninth on a bases-loaded walk to Conrad Munatones.  In the 11th, Pemberton drew a walk then strolled home as Tucker hit his 11th homer of the season.  An Edmonton error allowed a fourth Saskatoon run.  Beene went all the way for the win holding Edmonton to five hits while registering seven strikeouts.

Beene (W) and Key
Zeigler, Vold (L) (9) and Michaels, Shollin (10)

(July 24)   The cellar-dwelling Meridians shocked the league-leading Mallards at Moose Jaw by pounding their ace starter en route to a 19-0 victory.  Tom Roberts, Curly Williams and Modie Risher each had three hits for Lloydminster.  Roberts scored four times with Williams and Risher each notching three runs.  Williams had the only homer. Ted Berner pitched the shutout holding the Mallards to six hits.  He fanned 12.  Moose Jaw's Larry Miller was shelled in the second inning.

Berner (W) and Tanner
Miller (L), Rodriguez (2) and Haller

(July 24)  Bennie Griggs pitched a seven-hitter to lead North Battleford to an 8-2 win over Saskatoon.  Mark Bussan and Leon Wilson had homers for the Beavers.  Len Tucker replied for the Gems.  Griggs fanned ten and walked one. 

Read (L) and Key
Griggs (W) and Ford

(July 25)   Moose Jaw exploded with seven runs in the eighth inning to beat Lloydminster 10-7.  Tom Roberts and Modie Risher had homers for the Meridians. 

Henry, Berner (8) and Tanner
Pieper, Schwartzkopf (4), Kosteniuk (8), Miller (9) and Haller

In the second game, the two teams played to a 5-5 tie, called at the end of nine innings.  Again, the Mallards came from behind with three runs in the eighth.

Lehow, Hansen (8), Stillman (9) and Green
Nevers and Haller

(July 25)  Tuck Halsey pitched a six-hitter as Regina beat Saskatoon 7-1.  Ike Jackson drove in five runs with a double and three singles. Jose Tartabull, Lee Murphy and Tommy Rinks each had a pair of hits.  Len Tucker had three hits for the Gems.

F Anderson (L), Hobson (6), B Anderson (8) and Key
Halsey (W) and Carter

(July 27)   Regina beat the Meridians 7-3 in a game called after seven innings by rain.  Tom Roberts hit a 400-foot homer and a double for Lloydminster.

Bouza, Williams (W) (2) and Carter
Stillman (L) and Green

(July 27)   A brilliant pitching duel highlighted the opening game of the Saskatoon - Moose Jaw double-header before 1,500 fans at Exhibition Park. The Gems won, 1-0, on a Jim Phillips double in the eighth which scored catcher Harold Key. Jim Stevens went the distance for the win allowing three hits. Dave Kosteniuk, who relieved starter Larry Miller in the eighth, took the loss. Miller had pitched a one-hitter over seven innings.  The only hit off Kosteniuk was Phillips' double. Mallards struck for three runs in the fourth inning of the second game and held on for a 4-3 victory.  Len Tucker, of the Gems, had the only homer.

Stevens (W) and Key
Miller, Kosteniuk (L) (8) and Haller

Beene (L), B Anderson (7), F Anderson (8) and Garrett
Kosteniuk (W), Pieper (7), Nevers (8) and Haller

(July 27)   Shortstop Mark Bussan knocked in the winning run in the ninth inning of both games as North Battleford swept a twin-bill from Edmonton, 3-2 and 2-1.  

Garcia (W) and Ford
Elliott (L) and Michaels

Dayne (W) and Ford
Vold (L) and Michaels

(July 28)   In the longest game in Western Canada League history, Lloydminster edged North Battleford 4-3 in 20 innings.  It was the completion of the June 18th 3-3 tie.  Both pitchers, Ted Berner of the Meridians, and Frank Slusser of the Beavers went the 11-inning distance of the extended affair.  Bob Williams singled in Jerry Birk with the winner.  In the second game, pinch-hitter Modie Risher doubled home the tying run in the ninth, then scored the winner on a Russ Maxie single as the Meridians beat the Beavers 9-8.  Lloydminster had gone into the bottom of the ninth trailing 8-4.

Garcia, Slusser (L) (10) and Couch, Prediger (8), Ford (10)
Henry, Hansen (7), Berner (W) (10) and Tanner

Griggs, Eigl (5), McLeod (9), Garcia (L) (9) and Ford
Lehow, Henry (W) (4) and Green

(July 28)   Pinch hitter Larry Elliott singled in the tenth inning to drive in the winning run as Edmonton edged Regina 2-1.  Dale Zeigler went the distance allowing just seven hits.  

Walker (L), Modrell (10) and Carter
Zeigler (W) and Michaels

(July 28)   Len Breckner delighted a home town crowd of 3-thousand with an eighth inning grand slam as Saskatoon beat Moose Jaw 7-5.  

Pieper, Schwartzkopf (5), Martin (L) (6) and Haller
Hobson, F Anderson (W) (5) and Garrett

(July 29)  Ernie Nevers pitched a two-hitter as Moose Jaw blanked North Battleford 3-0. He struck out seven and walked just one.  Garth Hayes had a homer for the Mallards.

Nevers (W) and Haller
McLeod (L) and Ford

(July 29)  Regina took advantage of five Edmonton errors to score six unearned runs and post an 8-7 victory.  Bobby Cesar led the Braves with three hits.  Jose Tartabull had two hits in three trips.  

Quillan, Halsey (W) (3), Williams (7) and Carter
Sylvester (L), Montgomery (4), Vold (5) and Shollin

(July 30)  Curly Williams had four hits, including a pair of homers, to power the Meridians to an 8-7 win over the Beavers at North Battleford.  Tom Roberts and Bob Williams also had circuit blows for Lloydminster.  Johnny Ford had the lone homer for the Beavers. 

Stillman (W), Henry (8) and Tanner
Garcia, Griggs (L) (6), Dayne (8) and Ford

(July 30)   Saskatoon broke out with five runs in the bottom of the ninth to score a 7-6 win over Moose Jaw.  Sherwood Brewer touched off the winning rally with a solo homer.  Cliff Pemberton drove in Al Cross with the winner.  Newcomer Gene Graves picked up the win in relief.  Len Breckner had a homer for the Gems, Tom Haller replied for the Mallards.

Miller, Kosteniuk (8), Pieper (L) (9), Nevers (9) and Haller
Stevens, Anderson (6), Graves (W) (8) and Garrett

(July 31)  Regina was outhit 10 to 8, but took advantage of eleven walks by Meridians' pitchers in the first three innings to top Lloydminster 11-6. The game was called after seven innings by darkness.  Ike Jackson had three hits, including a two-run double in the second inning.  Curly Williams led the Meridians with three hits.

Quillan (L), Modrell (W) (3) and Carter
Griffin, Sackett (1), Kuodis (2), Henry (3) and Risher, Roberts (3)

(Aug 1)  Bill Vanderlaan set down North Battleford on five hits as Regina blanked the Beavers 5-0 in the second game of a double-header.  Tommy Rinks was the key hitter for the Braves with a homer and three singles. North Battleford won the opener 3-1.  Bob Herron had a homer and Curtis Tate had a two-run double.  Frank Slusser held Regina to four hits.  Gene Walker gave up just three for the Braves.

Walker (L) and Carter
Slusser (W) and Ford

Vanderlaan (W) and Carter, Jackson (6)
Dayne (L) and Ford

(Aug 1)  Shortstop Jim Phillips made a pair of sparkling defensive plays and drove in the winning run in the bottom of the ninth as Saskatoon edged Edmonton 3-2.  Lew Hobson picked up the win in relief.

Zeigler (L) and Shollin
Read, Anderson (8), Hobson (W) (9) and Garrett 

(Aug 2)   Bob Herron led the North Battleford home run parade with a pair as the Beavers trounced Regina 11-5.  Art Stone and Leon Wilson also connected for long ones for the winners.  Art Shahzade and Bobby Cesar each had two hits for the Braves.  Regina led 5-3 after six innings but the Beavers broke loose for five in the seventh and three more in the eighth.  Bennie Griggs went the distance fanning twelve.

Williams (L), Lehow (7), Modrell (7) and Jackson
Griggs (W) and Ford

(Aug 2)   Saskatoon got a two-run homer in the first inning from Len Tucker, but that's all they got as Blaine Sylvester shut them down on two hits the rest of the way as Edmonton beat the Gems 3-2.  

Sylvester (W), Vold (9) and Shollin
Beene (L), Anderson (9) and Garrett

(Aug 3)  Regina wiped out a Saskatoon lead with seven runs in the fifth inning and beat the Gems 10-4.  Tuck Halsey went the distance for the win.  Sherwood Brewer and Dan Howard had homers for the Gems.

Halsey (W) and Jackson
Anderson (L), Graves (5), Pemberton (8) and Garrett

(Aug 3)  Ernie Nevers was superb in relief to lead Moose Jaw to an 8-2 win over Edmonton.  Nevers, who picked up from starter Larry Miller in the third, allowed just one hit and fanned eight the rest of the way.  John Kating's seventh inning triple drove in three runs for the Mallards.  Loren Martin had four singles for Moose Jaw.

Vold (L) and Michaels
Miller, Nevers (W) (3) and Haller

(Aug 3)  Ted Berner continued his masterful pitching streak as the Meridians beat North Battleford 9-1.  Berner, who pitched a nine-inning shutout in his last start and pitched eleven scoreless relief innings in his last outing, held the Beavers to eight hits.  Curly Williams had a home run for Lloydminster.

Garcia (L) and Ford
Berner (W) and Tanner

(Aug 4)  Bob Herron's eighth inning grand slam homer powered North Battleford to a 19-13 comeback victory over Lloydminster.  Beavers trailed 13-9 going into the bottom of the sixth but scored twice in the sixth and seventh and added six runs in the eighth to take the win.  The slugfest featured five homers, Herron's slam, a three-run blast by Meridians' Ed Tanner, plus four-baggers by Curly Williams, Bob Williams and Terry Goewert. Curly Williams went 4-5. Meridians' pitchers gave up 12 walks and hit two batters.

Stillman, Kuodis (2), Henry (2), Sackett (4), Berner (L) (5) and Tanner
Slusser, Griggs (W) (5) and Ford

(Aug 4)  Moose Jaw swept the weekend series from Edmonton, beating the Eskimos 8-6 on Sunday.  Mallards scored early, getting a three-run homer from newcomer Bo Toft in the first inning.  Toft was replacing injured shortstop Barry Robertson.  

Evans (L), Blewett (4) and Michaels
Kosteniuk (W), Pieper (8) and Haller

(Aug 4)  Gene Graves lost a no-hit bid with one out in the ninth as Bobby Cesar poked a single over the right side of the Saskatoon infield. Graves finished with a one-hitter in the Gems 1-0 win before 12-hundred fans at Regina.  The Braves Gary Modrell was almost as effective, allowing just three hits. The only run scored on a fourth inning homer by Len Tucker. Graves struck out eight and walked three. 

Graves (W) and Garrett
Modrell (L) and Jackson

(Aug 5)  Lloydminster pounded out 15 hits to beat North Battleford 9-8.  Meridians scored two in the bottom of the ninth to win.  Dave Moriarty went 4-4 for the Meridians and Ed Tanner and Jerry Birk each had three hits.  Tom Roberts had the big blow for Lloydminster, a three-run homer in the fourth.  Beavers received a blow when centrefielder Kenny Nelson suffered a leg injury in making a sensational catch of a long drive by Bob Williams.  It was Nelson's third superb defensive play of the game.

Dayne (L) and Ford
Hansen, Henry (W) (5) and Tanner

(Aug 5) Regina took a pair from Edmonton, 8-7 and 5-4, taking advantage of thirteen walks in the first game and two crucial walks in the nightcap.  Ralph Vold walked in the winning run in the bottom of the final inning in the opener.  In the second game, a pair of walks by Dale Zeigler in the ninth set the stage for Bobby Cesar's game-winning single.

Elliot, Vold (L) (6) and Michaels
Walker (W) and Jackson

Zeigler (L) and Michaels
Vanderlaan (W) and Jackson

(Aug 5) Moose Jaw came from behind with three runs in the fifth and two more in the sixth to defeat Saskatoon 7-4.  Ron Wiley, with ninth inning relief help from Ernie Nevers, picked up the win.  Wiley had just returned from six weeks of Army Reserve officer training.  

Stevens, Beene (L) (2), Pemberton (7) and Garrett
Wiley (W), Nevers (9) and Haller

(Aug 6) Saskatoon scored six runs in the eighth and held off a ninth inning rally by Regina to beat the Braves 9-7.  Three Braves' errors opened the doors for the Gem uprising.  Dan Howard drove in four runs for the Gems with a triple and two singles. Ike Jackson had a homer for Regina.

Read (W) and Key
Lehow, Quillan (L) (7), Williams (8) and Jackson

(Aug 6) Moose Jaw and Edmonton played to a 6-6 tie in a game called at the end of seven innings by darkness.  Larry Elliot and Mike Blewett had homers for Edmonton.  Tom Haller had a triple and double for the Mallards

Sylvester, Blewett (2) and Michaels
Pieper and Haller

(Aug 7)   Moose Jaw took a pair from Lloydminster, 6-3 and 6-5.  Larry Miller held the Meridians to five hits in the first game and Ernie Nevers and Loren Martin combined on a five-hitter in the second game called after seven by darkness. 

Miller (W) and Haller
Kuodis, Griffin (7) and Tanner, Risher (7)

Nevers, Martin (7) and Donaldson
Stillman, Henry (7) and Tanner

(Aug 7)  Steve Evans had a no-hitter into the seventh inning as Edmonton trounced Regina 10-2. Jose Tartabull got the first Braves' hit with two out in the seventh. Evans finished with a four-hitter.  He fanned eight and walked eight. Tom Shollin drove in five runs for the Eskimos with a homer, triple and two singles. 

Evans (W) and Michaels
Halsey (L) and Jackson

(Aug 7)  North Battleford  beat the Gems 7-5.  All the Saskatoon runs scored on homers -- a three-run shot by Len Breckner in the third and a two-run blow by Len Tucker in the seventh.  It was Tucker's sixteenth homer of the season.  Bob Herron hit a bases-empty homer for the Beavers.  Johnny Ford of North Battleford had a perfect night at the plate with a double, two singles and two walks in five appearances.

Griggs, Slusser (W) (4), Dayne (9) and Ford
Stevens, Hobson (4) and Key

(Aug 8)   At North Battleford, Edmonton picked up sixteen hits in drubbing the Beavers 16-4.  Conrad Munatones paced the Eskimos with five hits in six at bats.  Ken Guffey and Larry Elliott had homers for Edmonton.  Johnny Ford and Bob Herron replied for North Battleford. 

Sylvester, Blewett (W) (3) and Michaels
Garcia (L), Eigl (5) and Ford

(Aug 8)  Moose Jaw had five home runs but still dropped a 10-7 decision to Lloydminster.  Tom Haller had two four-baggers.  Floyd Temple, John Kating and Hank Wainwright added the others.  Roberto Zayas and Curly Williams replied for the Meridians.  Williams also had a triple.  Tom Roberts had three hits for Lloydminster.

Kosteniuk (L) and Haller
Berner (W), Henry (8) and Tanner

(Aug 8)  Tommy Rinks' towering grand slam homer in the bottom of the ninth gave Regina a thrilling 9-7 comeback victory over Saskatoon. The win was almost overshadowed by the stormy exit of relief pitcher Gary Modrell of the Braves, involved in a blistering exchange with manager Suge Carter after being lifted for a pinch-hitter in the bottom of the eighth.  Carter, in turn, was criticized by owner Denny Evenson after the game.  Rinks also had a triple to lead the Braves' hitters. 

Earlier in the day, Saskatoon manager Cliff Pemberton resigned his post and headed home to Tulsa.  Al Cross was named to take over.

Graves, Anderson (7), Read (L) (9) and Key
Walker, Modrell (3), Halsey (W) (9) and Carter

(Aug 9)  Saskatoon had two big innings, a five-run fifth and a four-run seventh, as they battered the Meridians 13-5.  Dan Jackson had three hits for the Gems.  Pitcher Dick Griffin had a homer for the Meridians and Gems' pitcher Gene Graves drove in three runs with a pair of doubles.

Sackett (L), Griffin (5) and Tanner
Stevens, Graves (W) (4) and Key

(Aug 9)   Suge Carter resigned as manager of Regina citing constant second-guessing by owner Denny Evenson as the chief reason for leaving.  Pete Beiden, who managed the club in 1955 and 1956 was expected to take over the post.

Carter stayed on as a player while infielder Jerry White took over as interim manager.  In his first game at the helm, White benched the volatile Carter who promptly went ballistic.  Ike Jackson to Carter, "If you mess with him you mess with me."  No more troubles. 

(Aug 9)  Edmonton pounded out 23 hits to sweep a twin-bill from Moose Jaw, 12-8 and 12-2.  In the first game, the completion of the 6-6 tie in Moose Jaw Tuesday, Eskimos erupted for four runs in the eighth and a pair in the ninth to salt away the win.  Edmonton ensured a win in the second game with six runs in the seventh inning on two hits, two errors, a pair of walks and two hit batsmen.  Dale Zeigler got the win although he was pulled in the seventh after giving up nine walks and hitting a batter.  Joe Riney had a homer for the Esks.

Sylvester, Blewett (W) (2), Zeigler (8) and Michaels
Peiper, Wiley (L) (8), Martin (8) and Haller

Wiley (L), Martin (8) and Haller
Zeigler (W), Vold (7) and Michaels

(Aug 9)   Len Tucker of Saskatoon had a solid lead in the batting race in statistics through the 4th of August.  Tucker had a .436 average, forty-two points better than Ernie Rodriguez of Moose Jaw.  Ike Jackson of Regina was third, with a pair of Eskimos, Ron Fairly and Wayne Tucker rounding out the top five.  Gene Walker of Regina led the league in ERA with a 2.47 mark, just ahead of Ernie Nevers of Moose Jaw at 2.53 and Dale Zeigler of Edmonton at 2.59.  Len Tucker's 14 homers were tops in the circuit.

(Aug 10)   Don Kuodis shackled Saskatoon on four hits as Lloydminster beat the Gems 3-1.   He fanned eight and walked eight.  Curly Williams led the Meridian attack with three hits, including a homer and scored all three Lloydminster runs. Ed Tanner had a pair of hits and drove in two runs. 

Kuodis (W) and Tanner
Beene (L) and Key

(Aug 10)   North Battleford had four homers in a 14-8 win over Regina.  Bob Herron, Johnny Ford, Curtis Tate and Tom Garcia had the circuit blows for the Beavers while Lee Murphy had a homer for the Braves. 

Vanderlaan (L), Quillan (6) and Carter, Jackson (5)
Dayne (W), Griggs (9) and Ford

(Aug 11)  North Battleford and the Meridians split a pair in Lloydminster.  Marty Stillman pitched a six-hitter as Meridians won the opener 8-2.  Curly Williams and Roberto Zayas each had three hits for the winners.  Williams batted in three runs. Johnny Ford had two hits for the Beavers.  North Battleford won the second game 10-7.  Bob Herron, Tom Garcia and Ford each had two hits for the Beavers, Modie Risher had three hits for Lloydminster.

McLeod (L), Griggs (4) and Ford
Stillman (W) and Tanner

Eigl, Griggs (W) (3), McLeod (7) and Ford
Henry (L), Griffin (8), Sackett (8) and Tanner

(Aug 11)  Saskatoon scored all their runs in the first two innings and beat Regina 6-2.  The key blow was a three-run homer by Dan HowardAl Cross led the winners with a double and two singles.  Howard, Sherwood Brewer and Jim Garrett each had two hits.  Jose Tartabull paced the Braves with three hits.

Read (W) and Garrett
Williams (L) and Carter

(Aug 12)  Moose Jaw exploded for five runs in the ninth inning to top the Meridians 5-3.  Ted Berner had been coasting along on a four-hit shutout until the ninth.  Key hit was a three-run double by Ernie Rodriguez

Pieper, Nevers (W) (7), Miller (9) and Haller
Berner, Kuodis (L) (9) and Tanner

(Aug 12)  Gary Modrell held North Battleford to five hits as Regina beat the Beavers 7-1. Bobby Cesar, Larry Yogi and Ike Jackson each had three hits for the Braves.

Modrell (W) and Carter
Garcia (L), Dayne (8) and Ford

(Aug 13)  Saskatoon pulled to within a game of the league-leading Mallards by taking a 6-2 victory over Moose Jaw at Cairns Field.  Len Tucker's three-run, first inning homer, his 17th of the season, gave the Gems the lead they never relinquished.  A capacity crowd of 35-hundred attended on "Len Breckner Night" a tribute to the Saskatoon outfielder.  Breckner, and his bride of one day, were saluted in a home plate ceremony at the completion of six innings.  Lew Hobson picked up the win with relief help from Frank Anderson. Ernie Nevers went the route in a losing cause.  In the 6th frame, Nevers gave up one of the more unusual runs of the season as he walked shortstop Jim Phillips and then made three wild pitches sending Phillips to second, third, and then home.

Nevers (L) and Haller
Hobson (W), Anderson (7) and Garrett

(Aug 13)  North Battleford topped Regina 8-5 getting thirteen hits off two Braves' pitchers.  Ike Jackson, of Regina, had the only homer.

Halsey, Williams (7) and Carter
Griggs, Dayne (9) and Ford

(Aug 14)  Edmonton scored four runs in the eighth inning to beat the Meridians 10-7.  Ed Sada led the Eskimos with three hits. Curly Williams drove in three runs for Lloydminster.

Evans, Blewett (W) (5), Vold (9) and Michaels
Kuodis, Henry (6), Sackett (L) (7), Griffin (8) and Tanner

(Aug 14)  The Braves upset the league-leading Moose Jaw Mallards 8-2 and 10-6 in double-header action in Regina.  Bobby Cesar drove in four runs in the opener with a triple and a double.  Gene Walker and Tuck Halsey combined to limit Moose Jaw to five hits.  Bill Vanderlaan scattered nine hits as the Braves won the nightcap.  It was his 10th victory of the season.  Ike Jackson had four RBI for the Braves. 

Wiley (L), Martin (2) and Donaldson, Gregory (6)
Walker (W), Halsey (6) and Carter

Kosteniuk (L) and Haller
Vanderlaan (W) and Carter

(Aug 14)  Saskatoon moved a half-game up on Moose Jaw with a 9-4 win over North Battleford.  Playing-manager Al Cross led the Gems with a two-run homer and a pair of singles. Gene Graves went the distance to pick up the win.  Graves, who began the season pitching for Eatonia, Saskatchewan was spotted by the Gems' Ralph Mabee during the baseball activities of fair week.  Since he joined the club in late July, Graves had won four straight.

Slusser, McLeod (L) (1), Eigl (4) and Ford, Garcia (5)
Graves (W) and Garrett

(August 14)  Davidson`s two Cuban baseball stars left Tuesday for their homes in Miami, Florida and Havana, Cuba.  Roberto Bouza and Jose Rodriguez had been in Davidson since June 17th and had played for the local club.  A third Cuban, Jose Tartabull, has for the past month played with the Regina Braves. He was part of the Davidson team for several weeks before being recalled by the Braves.

(Aug 15)   Charlie Beene tossed a four-hitter to lead Saskatoon to a 3-1 win over North Battleford before a shivering crowd of 700 at Cairns Field.  He struck out eight and walked one.  Leon Wilson had two of the hits off Beene, both doubles.  Catcher Harold Key led the Gems with three hits.  

Dayne (L) and Johnson
Beene (W) and Key

(Aug 15)  Moose Jaw maintained its slim lead atop the league standings with a 7-6 win over Regina.  While the Gems had a half-game lead, the Mallards showed a better winning percentage.  Moose Jaw scored six runs in the first two innings and withstood a Regina rally in the eighth to score the victory. Bo Toft had a triple and double to lead the Mallards' attack.

Lehow (L), Williams (2) and Carter
Miller (W), Pieper (8) and Haller

(Aug 16)  Dale Zeigler overcame 10 walks to lead Edmonton to their sixth straight win, 3-2 over North Battleford.  The left-hander held the Beavers to four hits as Ken Guffey led the attack with a two-run triple.

Garcia (L) and Green
Zeigler (W) and Michaels

(Aug 16)   Moose Jaw stayed atop the standings with a 6-4 win over Regina. Charlie Pieper went the distance for the win.  He fanned ten.

Pieper (W) and Donaldson
Walker (L), Halsey (7), Quillan (9) and Carter

(Aug 17)   Jim Hanson tossed a seven-hitter to lead the Meridians to a 9-5 win and a split of a double-header with Regina.  Braves won the opener 7-4 as Gary Modrell went the distance for the win holding Lloydminster to five hits.

Stillman, Sackett (4), Henry (4) and Tanner
Modrell (W) and Carter

Lehow, Quillan (7), Halsey (7) and Carter
Hanson (W) and Tanner

(Aug 17)  Moose Jaw swept a twin-bill from Saskatoon, 11-5 and 7-5.  Ernie Nevers went the distance in the opener to pick up the win.  Tom Haller and Barry Robertson had homers for the Mallards in the second game. Len Tucker replied for the Gems.

Read (L), Anderson (5) and Garrett
Nevers (W) and Haller

Hobson (L), Beene (7) and Key
Wiley (W), Miller (8) and Haller

(Aug 17)  Tom Shollin had a homer and a triple to lead Edmonton to a 7-5 win over North Battleford.  

Griggs (L) and Green, Garcia (2)
Sylvester (W), Vold (7) and Michaels

(Aug 18)  Regina got outstanding pitching from Bill Vanderlaan and Babe Williams to take two from the Meridians, 4-2 and 3-1.  Vanderlaan won his 11th on a seven-hitter while Williams allowed just five hits in winning the second game.

Vanderlaan (W) and Carter
Berner (L) and Tanner

Williams (W) and Carter
Kuodis (L) and Tanner

(Aug 18)  A crowd of 36-hundred at Edmonton watched the Eskimos trounce the Beavers 10-4.  Steve Evans went the route giving up six hits.  Larry Elliott had a double and a pair of singles for Edmonton.

Eigl (L), Slusser (3), Eigl (3), McLeod (6) and Garcia
Evans (W) and Shollin

(Aug 18)  Moose Jaw swept the weekend series from the Gems with an 11-8 win on Sunday.  Tom Haller and Bo Toft each had two-run homers for the Mallards.  John McCartney and Dan Jackson had homers for Saskatoon.  The game  marked Tom Haller's final appearance for the Mallards.  He was scheduled to returned to the University of Illinois to begin preparations for football.  Haller was set to be the team's first-string quarterback.

Graves, Beene (7) and Key
Kosteniuk, Pieper (6), Martin (8) and Haller

(Aug 19)  North Battleford kept its faint playoff hopes alive with a 5-3 win over Edmonton, stopping the Eskimos eight game win streak. Curtis Tate's two-run homer in the ninth was the difference.  Bob Herron had earlier hit a homer for the Beavers.  Mike Dayne went all the way for the win, giving up eleven hits and fanning twelve.

Vold (L) and Shollin
Dayne (W) and Green

(Aug 20)   Charlie Pieper, with ninth inning help from Ernie Nevers, tossed a three-hit shutout as Moose Jaw beat the Braves 3-0.  

Quillan (L), Lehow (8) and Carter
Pieper (W), Nevers (9) and Donaldson

(Aug 20)  Edmonton handed North Battleford a 7-4 defeat.  Mike Castanon had three hits for Edmonton as did Mark Bussan for the Beavers.

Zeigler, Vold (W) (7) and Shollin
Garcia (L), Griggs (8) and Green

(Aug 21)   Ernie Nevers allowed just four hits and  fanned eight as Moose Jaw shutout Regina for the second straight game, 6-0.  Hank Wainwright's two-run homer paced the Mallards.  Floyd Temple added three singles.  Lee Murphy had two of the Braves' hits.

Nevers (W) and Donaldson
Modrell (L) and Carter

(Aug 21)   Bennie Griggs tossed a four-hit shutout as the Beavers beat Lloydminster 4-0. 

Griggs (W) and Green
Hanson (L), Stillman (5) and Tanner

(Aug 21)  Ken Guffey drove in six runs with a grand slam, double and single as Edmonton defeated Saskatoon 14-6.  Tom Shollin also had a homer for the Eskimos.  Larry Elliott had three hits including a pair of doubles and Ed Sada knocked in three runs with a triple and a double.  

Sylvester (W), Vold (6) and Shollin
Stevens (L), Graves (3), Hobson (5) and Key

(Aug 22)  Moose Jaw scored five times in the second inning and held on to shade Regina 7-6 their fifth consecutive win over the Braves.  Ron Wiley was the winning pitcher and belted the game's first homer.  John Kating also hit a four-bagger for the Mallards.  

Lehow (L), Quillan (2) and Carter
Wiley (W) and Donaldson

(Aug 22)   Edmonton strengthened its hold on second place with a 15-7 win over Saskatoon in a game that featured twenty-four hits and eleven errors.  Four of the Gems' errors were by starting pitcher Charlie Beene who also made four wild pitches.  Eskimo hurlers gave up eleven walks.  Mike Castanon, Joe Riney and Con Munatones had homers for Edmonton.  

Evans, Blewett (W) (3) and Shollin
Beene (L), Anderson (7) and Garrett

(Aug 23)   Dale Zeigler tossed a four-hitter and struck out sixteen batters as Edmonton beat North Battleford 4-2.  Mike Dayne, who went the distance for the Beavers, allowed just seven hits and fanned eleven.  Ed Sada had two triples to lead the Edmonton attack. 

Zeigler (W) and Shollin
Dayne (L) and Green

(Aug 23)  Moose Jaw beat Regina for the sixth straight time, taking an 8-5 decision.  Dave Kosteniuk went the distance allowing seven hits to pick up the win.  

Vanderlaan (L) and Carter
Kosteniuk (W) and Donaldson

(Aug 24)  Again, the Mallards beat the Braves.  Moose Jaw scored four in the third inning and five more in the fourth to breeze to a 12-6 victory. They wound up the season with ten straight wins. Bob Toft had a two-run homer for the Mallards, Ernie Rodriguez added a triple and two singles.  Lee Murphy blasted a two-run homer for the Braves.  

Williams (L), Lehow (6), Williams (7) and White
Miller, Pieper (W) (2) and Donaldson

(Aug 24)  Edmonton wrapped up the regular schedule with it's 13th win in 14 games whipping Lloydminster 7-1.  Edmonton's Ed Sada had the only homer.  

Sylvester (W), Vold (8) and Shollin
Berner (L), Hanson (6), Henry (9) and Tanner, Risher (9)