1958 Manitoba Game Reports     



The baseball portion of the spring and summer sport sections in the 1958 Winnipeg Free Press was almost totally consumed with the activities of the professional Winnipeg Goldeyes of the Class C Northern League. Senior amateur baseball on diamonds within the Manitoba capital was mostly just an afterthought. Reporting of game results during the regular season was sporadic and, even when published, was often minimal in details. Improvement in content, however, was perceptible throughout the playoff coverage.

Teams in the 1958 Greater Winnipeg Senior Baseball League
C.U.A.C. Blues
Elmwood Giants
St. Boniface Native Sons

(May 25)   The defending champion St. Boniface Native Sons kicked off the new season in impressive fashion Sunday pounding out 16 hits in a 16-1 trouncing of the CUAC Blues. Catcher Gerry Brisson led the winners with a two-run homer and a pair of singles. Kent Douglas chipped in with a homer and single. Blues managed just four hits off a trio of Sons' hurlers. Al Johnson picked up the win, in relief. St. Boniface put the game on ice early with seven runs in the first inning and six more in the third.

Kukulowicz (L), Dunn (6) and xxx
Grapentine, A.Johnson (W) (3), Dunsmore and Brisson

A pinch-hit single by Jack Bogden in the sixth inning brought in a pair of runs, including the winner, as Elmwood Giants downed Selkirk 4-2. Smiley Krivak scattered eight hits in going the distance for the Giants. Loser Bill Predinchuk allowed just six hits in taking the loss. Krivak was aided by three double plays.

Krivak (W) and xxx
Predinchuk (L) and xxx

(June 1)   The undefeated Elmwood Giants gained their third straight victory Sunday downing St.Boniface 11-7 before a large crowd at Provencher Park. Giants banged out 11 hits with Al Tresoor leading the attack with a two-run homer and a single. Jack Bogden added a pair of singles. Gordie Simpson swatted a homer, triple and single for the Native Sons and Jim Wilson cracked a four-bagger. Marc Rajotte, with eighth inning relief, picked up the win.

Rajotte (W), Kalensky (8) and xxx
Grapentine (L) and xxx

(June 1)  CUAC turned on the power to trounce Selkirk 16-4 behind the solid hurling of  Al Seymour who allowed eight hits. Reg Chopp slammed two home runs and a double for the winners who collected 18 hits off three Selkirk pitchers. Bill Nykoluk had a homer for CUAC while Mark Flynn cracked a double and single. Al Baty had a homer and single for the losers.

Seymour (W) and xxx
Predinchuk (L), Campbell (5) and xxx

(June 3)   Behind the four-hit pitching of Pete Rettie, the St.Boniface Native Sons whipped CUAC Blues 9-2 Tuesday. Catcher Gerry Brisson led a 10-hit attack with a three-for-four evening. Kenny Little banged a triple.

Rettie (W) and Brisson
Saunders (L) and xxx

(June 8)   Curt Grapentine held Selkirk to five hits Sunday afternoon as St.Boniface held on for a 6-5 victory at Provencher Park. Ken Little led the winners with a pair of singles while Ray Brunel cracked a homer and single for the losers.

Grapentine (W) and xxx
Predinchuk, Gauthier and xxx

(June 10)   Elmwood Giants racked up their fifth straight triumph Tuesday night edging CUAC Blues 6-5 at the CUAC Grounds. Herb Kalensky was the winning hurler with a seven-hitter. Doug Craib had three hits to lead the winners. Bob Charman chipped in with a three-bagger. Reg Chopp, Art Vandel and Bill Dubas each had two hits for the Blues.

Kalensky (W) and xxx
xxx and xxx

(June 12)   CUAC Blues handed Elmwood its first defeat of the season crushing the Giants 15-5 Thursday at Elmwood. The Blues belted 20 hits with Reg Chopp leading the hit parade with a triple, two doubles and two singles. Gary Blaine of the Blues had the only homer. Aggie Kukulowicz went the distance for the Blues tossing an eight-hitter.

Kukulowicz (W) and xxx
Westberg (L), xxx, xxx and xxx

(June 15)   Russ Smith, Ken Nicol and Freddie Dunsmore each slammed home runs for St.Boniface as the Native Sons squeezed by Selkirk 13-11 Sunday. Kent Douglas added three hits while Bob Baty cracked a homer and single for the losers. Pete Rettie fanned seven in going the distance for the win.

Brunel, Sedyck and xxx
Rettie (W) and xxx

(June 22)   Kent Douglas rapped a homer, triple and single to pace St. Boniface to an 8-7 victory over Elmwood Sunday at Provencher Park. Ken Nicol added a homer and two singles. Fred Dunsmore allowed just four hits with five strikeouts and a walk. Don Craib was best for the losers with a homer and single.

Krivak (L) and xxx
Dunsmore (W) and xxx

(June 24)   The Native Sons topped CUAC Blues 9-4 Tuesday. Pete Rettie pitched four-hit ball for the win, striking out six while issuing five walks.  Russ Smith and Gary Aldcorn each had two hits for the winners. Reg Chopp had a pair for the Blues.

Rettie (W) and xxx
Saunders, Kukulowicz (L) (3) and xxx

(June 26)   Freddie Dunsmore pitched and batted St. Boniface to an 8-6 victory over Elmwood Giants Thursday in Winnipeg senior baseball.  Dunsmore, who took over mound duties from Gerry Brisson, belted three singles to lead a 13-hit barrage. Brisson, Ken Little, Russ Smith and Jerry Watson each collected two singles.

Brisson, Dunsmore (W) and xxx
Westberg (L) and xxx

(July 8)   A four-run rally in the ninth inning gave CUAC Blues an 8-7 win over Elmwood Giants Tuesday to move into a tie with the Giants for second spot in the Winnipeg Senior Baseball League.  Ab Bruce, in his first game of the season with the Blues, was the hitting hero for the winners with a double and single, driving in the winning run. Reg Chopp belted a homer for the Blues. Gary Blaine, who relieved in the second inning, went the rest of the way for the pitching win. Terry Taylor took the loss.

Taylor (L), xxx (9) and xxx
Kukulowicz, Blaine (W) (2) and xxx

(July 8)   At Selkirk Tuesday, the league-leaders, St. Boniface kept rolling along with a 5-1 triumph over their hosts. Garnet Boutet and Curt Grapentine combined on a six-hitter for the win.

Boutet (W), Grapentine (7) and xxx
Predinchuk (L) and xxx

(July 10)   Al Seymour spotted Elmwood two runs in the first inning then hurled shutout ball the rest of the way as the CUAC Blues crushed the Giants 10-2 Thursday night to take over sole possession of second place in the league standings. Seymour allowed just five hits and two walks while fanning seven. Mike Kamad had three safeties for the winners and Ab Bruce contributed a triple and single and Eddie McDonald added a pair of doubles.

Rajotte (L) and xxx
Seymour (W) and xxx

(July 17)   St.Boniface downed CUAC Blues 6-3 Thursday night at Provencher Park as Al Johnson handled the mound duties for the winners and helped at the plate with a double and single. Russ Smith led the way for the Native Sons with a homer, triple and single.

Saunders (L) and xxx
A.Johnson (W) and xxx

(July 27)   Playing at home, St. Boniface erupted for eight runs in the first four innings Sunday and coasted to a 9-5 win over Elmwood Giants. Garry Aldcorn wielded the big stick for the winners with a triple, double and single. Don Craw added three safeties and Ken Little had a pair. Garnet Boutet was the mound victor with relief help by Pete Rettie.

Rajotte (L) and Craib
Boutet (W), Rettie (6) and Douglas

(July 29)   Al Johnson fired a three-hitter Tuesday night and St.Boniface backed him with an 11-hit attack in an easy 11-2 win over CUAC Blues. Johnson struck out six and walked one.

Seymour (L) and xxx
A.Johnson (W) and xxx

(July 31)   Frank Ursel and Bob Charman combined on a one-hitter, but with seven walks, Thursday as Elmwood Giants shaded CUAC 2-1 at the Elmwood grounds. Aggie Kukulowicz took the loss giving up six hits. Doug Ingram had two hits for the Giants and scored both Elmwood runs.

Kukulowicz (L) and xxx
Ursel, Charman and xxx

(August 5)   Elmwood took over second place Tuesday night dumping CUAC Blues 10-5. Smiley Krivak scattered nine hits with four walks to post the pitching win. Al Ingram belted a homer and two singles to pace the Giants' attack. Brian Sandborn had three hits for the winners while Billy Sutherland and Bucky Tiderman each had two.

Krivak (W) and xxx
Saunders (L) and xxx

(August 7)   Curt Grapentine hurled a four-hitter Thursday to help St. Boniface to a 4-3 decision over the CUAC Blues for the Native Sons 13th straight win. Grapentine struck out nine and walked four. Aggie Kukulowicz gave up seven hits and fanned six in taking the loss.  Eddie McDonald of the Blues had the game's longest blow a two-run homer in the eighth.

Kukulowicz (L) and xxx
Grapentine (W) and xxx

(August 7)  Elmwood Giants topped Selkirk 4-1 Thursday at the Elmwood grounds. Herb Kalensky scattered eight hits and fanned nine for the win.  The game featured outstanding defensive play by the Giants' Ab Hansford and Doug Ingram at shortstop and second base.

M.Dunn (L) and xxx
Kalensky (W) and xxx

(August 12)   Cece Saunders pitched CUAC Blues to a 6-2 verdict over the league-leading St. Boniface Native Sons Tuesday.  Saunders allowed six hits, struck out four and walked a pair.  Ed McDonald slammed a two-run homer and a single for the winners. Bill Nykoluk added two safeties. Al Johnson walloped a two-run homer to account for all the Sons scoring. He also had a single.

Saunders (W) and xxx
Boutet (L), Dunsmore and xxx

(August 17)  St. Boniface pounded out 13 hits Sunday to crush Elmwood 10-4. Kent Douglas led the onslaught with a homer and double while Gordie Simpson and Gerry Brisson each contributed a double and two singles. Doug Ingram cracked a triple and single for the Giants.

Kalensky (L) and xxx
Rettie (W), Grapentine and xxx

(August 19)  Freddie Dunsmore punched out a triple and two singles to spark a 10-hit attack as St. Boniface downed CUAC Blues 6-2 Tuesday night. Curt Grapentine twirled a four-hitter, fanning seven for the win. Art Vandel rapped a triple and single for the Blues

Grapentine (W) and xxx
Saunders (L) and Bruce

(August 21)  Herb Kalensky held Selkirk to just three hits Thursday as Elmwood notched an 8-1 victory. Kalensky struck out seven and issued two walks in the route-going effort. Al Tresoor rapped a triple and single for the winners. Bill Kyle hit a two-bagger driving in the lone Selkirk run.

Dunn (L), Brunel and xxx
Kalensky (W) and xxx

(August 24)   Doug McGhee's St. Boniface Native Sons wrapped up their eighth consecutive league pennant Sunday nipping Selkirk 7-6 in their final contest of the regular schedule. Garnet Boutet allowed six hits in gaining the pitching win besting Gord Bakaluk, who yielded eight hits. Selkirk's Bill Predinchuk and Murray Kyle smacked homers. Native Sons will meet the Elmwood Giants in the playoff final in a best-of-seven series.

Boutet (W) and xxx
Bakaluk (L) and xxx

(August 24)   CUAC and Elmwood split a double-header. Blues had the easy 6-1 win in the opener while the Giants rebounded with a 10-1 victory in the second game. Al Seymour tossed a six-hitter for the win in the first game. The Blues rapped 11 hits as Ed McDonald and Reg Chopp each had a triple and single and Ab Bruce contributed a double and single.

Seymour (W) and xxx
Charman (L) and xxx

Playing coach Al Ingram smacked three hits to lead the Giants to their 10-1 triumph. Al Tresoor added a two-run triple and Ab Hansford had a double and single. Art Vandel knocked in the lone Blues' marker. Smiley Krivak was the winning hurler.

Saunders (L), Blaine, Seymour and xxx
Krivak (W) and xxx


(August 26)   In the opening game of the Winnipeg Senior League final, pennant-winning St., Boniface blew a 4-1 lead before notching a run in the bottom of the sixth and final inning for a 5-4 victory. Freddie Dunsmore tripled and Russ Smith followed with a single to bring in the winning run. After scoring three in the first inning and one in the second, Native Sons led 4-1 going into the final frame, but Elmwood rallied to tie with three in the top of the sixth. Pete Rettie pitched a four-hitter with eight strikeouts for the win.

Rajotte, Krivak and xxx
Rettie (W) and xxx

(August 30-31,September 1)   Keewatin Labour Day Tournament 

(September 2)   Curt Grapentine allowed just two hits Tuesday night as St. Boniface edged Elmwood 5-2 to take a 2-0 game lead in the best-of-seven final series. Smiley Krivak gave up just four hits in taking the loss. Elmwood took the lead with a pair in the first inning but the Native Sons got one back in the second as Russ Smith tripled and scored on Jim Wilson's single. They took the lead for good in the fourth as doubles by Gordie Simpson and Fred Dunsmore brought in one marker and Dunsmore came home on a wild throw to first.

Grapentine (W) and xxx
Krivak (L) and xxx

(September 4)    Smiley Krivak tossed a four-hit shutout Thursday to give Elmwood its first win in the Winnipeg Senior League final, 3-0 over the defending champion St. Boniface Native Sons. After four scoreless frames, Giants got on the scoreboard in the fifth when left fielder Al Tresoor tripled and scampered home on a single by Bill Sutherland. Giants added two insurance runs in the seventh. Ab Hansford reached on an error and Doug Craib walked. On an error to first, both came around to score.

Krivak (W) and xxx
Rettie (L), Boutet (1) and xxx

(September 7)   St. Boniface Native Sons rolled to their fourth straight Winnipeg Senior Baseball championship Sunday when they topped Elmwood Giants 5-3 and 8-7 to take the best-of-seven series four games to one, with one game tied.

In the opener at Elmwood, Curt Grapentine and Gerry Brisson held the Giants to nine hits while Brisson and Ken Nicol each slugged a triple and two singles for the winners. Gordie Simpson added three safeties and Russ Smith slammed a triple and single.

Grapentine (W), Brisson and xxx
Charman (L), Hansford (6), Craib and xxx

In a thrilling second game, Native Sons pushed across two runs in the bottom of the ninth for the 8-7 victory before 1,500 fans at Provencher Park.  Winning pitcher Al Johnson was the Sons top hitter with two doubles and a single.

Krivak (L), Kalensky, Craib and xxx
A.Johnson (W), Brisson and xxx


Brandon Athletics
Brandon Cloverleafs
Oakland Braves
Souris Cardinals

(May 11)   In a pre-season exhibition Sunday, Brandon's Bill Mealy slugged a homer, two doubles and a single to lead the Athletics to a 13-9 victory over Hamiota. Ole Johannesson and Dick Richards each contributed two hits while Bill Ducharme clouted a bases-clearing triple. George Seamer and Ron Coates shared the mound duties for the winners. Losing hurler Gladwyn Scott cracked a four-bagger for the losers.

Seamer (W), Coates (6) and xxx
G.Scott (L), xxx, xxx and xxx

(May 13)   Oakland Braves spotted Brandon Athletics an early 4-0 lead before exploding for nine runs in the fifth inning to notch a 9-4 decision Tuesday night in the opening game of the South-Central League. The game was called after six innings because of darkness. Bruce Smith was sailing along with a one-hitter until the Braves combined five hits, two walks and three errors to run up nine markers. Reliever Ron Powers picked up the win.

B.Smith (L), Coates (5) and xxx
E.Evans, R.Powers (W) (5) and xxx

(May 14)    Scoring three times in the fifth inning Boissevain notched a 5-4 triumph over Souris Wednesday in the first game for both clubs in the South-Central Baseball League. Charlie Chapin went the distance for the winners while Gerry McMillan suffered the setback for the Cardinals. Del Pringle sparked the fifth inning rally with a two-bagger.

Chapin (W) and xxx
G.McMillan (L) and xxx

(May 15)   Brandon Cloverleafs served notice they'll be a force in Manitoba baseball this summer crushing the Brandon Athletics 15-0 as three Leaf hurlers combined on a no-hitter. Morley MacFarlane went five innings before giving way to Barry Scheel and Gerry Muirhead. One one man reached base for the A's as the Cloverleafs committed their only error in the first inning. MacFarlane fanned eight without a free pass while Scheel had three strikeouts and two walks and Muirhead fanned a pair. Tommy Towns paced the offense with three hits.

Seamer (L), Coates (5) and Headley
MacFarlane (W), Scheel (6), Muirhead (8) and Slevin, Wright (7)

(May 19)  Brandon Victoria Day Tournament  

(May 22)   A week after their 15-0 win over the Athletics and just a few days since their victory in the Victoria Day Tournament, Brandon Cloverleafs pounded out 17 hits to demolish Riverside 16-4. Lloyd Brown and Mort Wright, the playing manager, each stroked four hits. Brown's included a triple and double and would have had another extra base blow except for a spectacular catch by Don Hunter in the eighth. Bob Wilson added a triple and single.  Morley MacFarlane limited Riverside to five hits with ten strikeouts and four walks.

Hunter (L), O.Shaw and xxx
MacFarlane (W) and xxx

(May 25)  Garth Seafoot hurled Riverside to a 4-2 triumph over Souris Cardinals.

(May 25)  Boissevain moved into sole possession of first place in the league standings Sunday taking both ends of a double-header, 8-5 and 5-2, from Brandon Athletics. In the opener, Boissevain erupted for seven runs in the third inning and cruised to the victory in spite of collecting just four hits. Errors and walks hurt the A's. Brandon's Phil Headley led the hitters with three safeties.

Seamer (L), McCallum (3) and Campbell
Chapin (W) and McLean

In the second contest, Bill Lonsdale bested Bruce Smith in a battle of seven-hit pitching. Boissevain plated a pair in the first stanza and never looked back. Brandon loaded the sacks in the final frame but could produce just a single marker.

Lonsdale (W) and McLean
Smith (L) and Munro

               W   L   T PTS
Boissevain     3 - 1 - 1 - 7
Oakland        2 - 0 - 1 - 5
Cloverleafs    2 - 0 - 0 - 4
Riverside      2 - 1 - 0 - 4
Souris         0 - 3 - 0 - 0
Athletics      0 - 4 - 0 - 0

(May 27)   Billy Burns lifted a Texas Leaguer down the left field line to drive in George Dinsdale with the winning run in the 10th inning as Brandon Cloverleafs nipped Oakland Braves 3-2 Tuesday night. The contest featured the Leafs Gerry MacKay on the mound for the first time in his colourful career and MacKay excelled allowing just five hits before giving way to Morley MacFarlane in the tenth. MacFarlane promptly loaded the bases on a hit and two walks before retiring the side. Cloverleafs got the jump in the game with two tallies in the fourth when MacKay walked, Tommy Towns cracked a three-bagger and scored on Bob Wilson's single. Oakland plated single runs in the second and fifth.  In his mound debut MacKay fanned four and walked two.

Evans (L) and Martin
MacKay, MacFarlane (W) (10) and Wright

(May 28)   Riverside battered winless Souris 12-2 Wednesday night as Ken Seafoot aptly handled the mount duties for the winners. Ken Werschler took the loss.

K.Seafoot (W) and xxx
K.Werschler (L) and xxx

(May 29)  Brandon Cloverleafs moved to the top of the pack in the South-Central circuit Thursday with their fourth straight win, 9-1 over the Brandon Athletics.  Gerry MacKay, back in his familiar slot in centre field, paced the Leafs with a round-tripper, double, single and two walks. Lloyd Brown added three safeties and Chips Adams had a pair of singles. Barry Scheel worked the first four innings before retiring with a blister on his pitching hand. Bruce Smith went the distance for the A's.

Scheel (W), MacFarlane (5) and Wright
Smith (L) and Campbell

               W   L   T PTS
Cloverleafs    4 - 0 - 0 - 8
Boissevain     3 - 1 - 1 - 7
Riverside      3 - 1 - 0 - 6
Oakland        2 - 1 - 1 - 5
Souris         0 - 4 - 0 - 0
Athletics      0 - 5 - 0 - 0

(June 1)   The Brandon Athletics are the only team without a point having dropped both games of Sunday's double-header to Riverside 8-2 and 8-3. Cliff Seafoot sparked Riverside in the opener with a homer in the first inning. Lorne LePoudre tossed shutout ball for five innings for the winners before relaxing in the late frames.

G.McCallum (L), R.Coates (2) and Campbell
LePoudre (W) and Seafoot

Riverside rapped 15 hits in the second game with seven players punching out a pair - Morris Seafoot, Gene Cory, Cliff Seafoot, Orv Shaw, Wayne Josh, Neil Groves and Garth Seafoot. Clayton English held the Athletics to six hits.

B.Smith (L) and Campbell
English (W) and Josh

(June 1)  Oakland and Souris played to a 12-12 tie at Souris Sunday.

Andrews, E.Evans and xxx
Dawley, Werschler and xxx

(June 1)  At Boissevain, Brandon Cloverleafs remained undefeated slipping by the home squad 2-1 behind the solid hurling of ace Morley MacFarlane. Brian Cockriell took the tough loss.

(June 3)    The South-Central League has a new leader as Riverside slipped into the top slot Tuesday with a 5-2 win over Oakland. Garth Seafoot tossed a five-hitter for the win and helped the offense with a long three-bagger. Don Gullett of the Braves had the only homer. With the win, Riverside's sixth in seven games, the club moved two points ahead of the Cloverleafs.

G.Seafoot (W) and xxx
B.Johnson (L) and xxx

(June 5)   Gerry Muirhead fired a four-hitter Thursday at Kinsmen Stadium to lead Brandon Cloverleafs to an easy 8-1 victory over Souris Cardinals. Muirhead had a shutout until the final frame when a walk, single and two infield outs resulted in the lone marker against him. Leafs got on the scoreboard in the second inning without a hit as Jim Slevin walked and circled the bags on a infield out and an error. Four hits in the fourth, safeties by Slevin, Rudy Stritz, George Dinsdale and Billy Burns, led to two more counters and they added three in the fifth on two walks and a safety by Tommy Towns. Mort Wright drove in the final two runs in the sixth.

C.Hinks (L) and xxx
Muirhead (W) and xxx

(June 5)  Riverside topped Boissevain 7-4 with Ken Seafoot going the distance for the mound triumph. Hank Mitchell took the loss.

K.Seafoot (W) and xxx
H.Mitchell (L) and xxx

(June 8)   Brandon Athletics finally put one in the win column taking the second game of Sunday's double-header 4-0 over Souris. The Cardinals took the opener 13-9. Barry Ellwood was the hero for the A's firing a four-hitter with one walk and six strikeouts in the shutout performance.  Souris pounded out 11 hits in the first game and overcame the Athletics five-run first inning en route to the triumph. Ken Werschler picked up the win in relief of starter Cece DawleyWerschler and Jack Larson each had three hits for the winners. Phil Headley ripped a triple for the Athletics.

Seamer (L), Coates and Campbell
Dawley, Werschler (W) (1) and Carlisle

Ellwood (L) and Munroe
Hinks (W) and McMillan

(June 10)   The Brandon Athletics went out in a blaze of glory Tuesday night at Kinsmen Stadium as Bruce Smith fired a no-hitter in a scintillating 1-0 victory over Oakland Braves in the A's final home game of the season.  Smith allowed just three base-runners, all on free passes. Athletics won it on just three hits, all from playing manager Don Sumner. His single in the second brought in Bill Ducharme with the game's only run. Loser Bill Johnson fanned four and walked six. Smith had three strikeouts.

B.Johnson (L) and xxx
B.Smith (W) and xxx

               W   L   T  PTS
Riverside      8 - 1 - 0 - 16
Cloverleafs    6 - 0 - 0 - 12
Oakland        3 - 4 - 2 -  8
Boissevain     3 - 4 - 1 -  7
Souris         1 - 6 - 1 -  3
Athletics      1 - 7 - 0 -  2

(June 12)   Brandon Cloverleafs spotted Boissevain two early runs then roared back with four in the third to take the lead for good in a 7-3 triumph Thursday at Kinsmen Stadium.  Gerry Muirhead fashioned a six-hitter for the pitching win. Harv Nichol, saddled with the loss, allowed just seven safeties but issued six free passes. Muirhead fanned seven and walked two. Gerry MacKay had two hits and two walks for the Cloverleafs. Rudy Engbrecht cracked a double and two singles for Boissevain.

Nichol (L) and xxx
Muirhead (W) and xxx

(June 15)   Morley MacFarlane tossed a gem Sunday to highlight Brandon Cloverleaf's 8-0 victory over Souris. The win moved the Leafs into a first place tie with Riverside in the South Central League standings. MacFarlane racked up 18 strikeouts in his shutout effort. George Dinsdale led the winners with three doubles and a single.

MacFarlane (W) and xxx
xxx and xxx

(June 15)  Fairfax scored four times in the first inning then held on for a 9-7 exhibition win over the Brandon Athletics Sunday. Don Shaw punched out three hits for the winners and Ross Kinsley added a pair. Bill Ducharme had a pair of doubles and a single for the Athletics.

Mealy (L) and Munroe
Kinsley (W) and McLean

(June 19)   With their ninth straight victory, Brandon Cloverleafs finally took over first place in the league standings Thursday when they shelled the Oakland Braves 18-2.  Gerry Muirhead tossed a steady five-hitter while his mates were bombarding three Oakland pitchers.  Chips Adams and Gerry MacKay paced the attack each with three hits. Adams clouted a homer as did George Dinsdale while Muirhead helped his own cause with a pair of two-baggers. Wayne Cory had two hits for Oakland.

Muirhead (W) and xxx
xxx, xxx, xxx and xxx

(June 20)   Brandon Cloverleafs wrapped up the regular schedule with a perfect 10-0 mark to win the pennant crushing second-place Riverside 16-3.  Mighty Moe MacFarlane allowed just three hits in cruising to the win. Leafs pounded out 16 hits off a pair of Riverside hurlers, taking a 3-0 lead in the first inning and exploding for eight runs in the last. Lloyd Brown and Don Hunter sparked the offense each with three hits. Catcher Jim Slevin belted a homer.

MacFarlane (W) and Slevin
G.Seafoot, English (4) and C.Seafoot

FINAL          W   L   T  PTS
Cloverleafs   10 - 0 - 0 - 20
Riverside      8 - 2 - 0 - 16
Oakland        3 - 5 - 2 -  8
Boissevain     3 - 6 - 1 -  7
Souris         2 - 7 - 1 -  5
Athletics      2 - 8 - 0 -  4

(June 22)   In the All-Star game at Souris, the Stars grabbed an early 5-0 lead and held off a late challenge by the Cloverleafs to notch a 10-8 victory over the pennant-winners. The All-Stars tagged Morley MacFarlane for 13 hits, three by Vic Rayner of Boissevain and two apiece from Gene Cory and Noel Fisher. Cory's bases-loaded triple in the sixth was the game's biggest blow. Jim Slevin and Tommy Towns had three safeties each for Brandon.  Brian Cockriell, the Boissevain right-hander, held the Leafs in check until the eighth when Brandon rallied for three and had two in and two on in the ninth before reliever Eddie Evans came in to fan the final batter to end the game.

Cockriell, Evans (9) and C.Seafoot
MacFarlane (L) and Slevin, Wright (8)

(July 1)   Neepawa Dominion Day Tournament  

Semi-finals (best-of-three series)

(July 7)   A three-run first inning was just a warm up for the Brandon Cloverleafs Monday as the pennant winners clobbered Boissevain 15-1 in the six-inning opening game of their semi-final series. Morley MacFarlane turned in about stellar outing on the hill with a two-hitter to thwart the visitors. Cloverleafs rapped ten hits and capitalized on eight walks and three errors. Don Hunter led the winners with a double, two singles and two walks in five appearances. Gerry MacKay and Tommy Town each had two hits. MacFarlane was on base all four times up with a booming triple and three free passes.

Cockriell (L), Mitchell (4), Cockriell (5) and Rayner
MacFarlane (W) and Wright

(July 9)   Kenton Tournament 

(July 10)   Baldur Tournament  

Finals (best-of-three series)

(July 18)   With a 13-hit attack, Riverside solved Brandon ace Morley MacFarlane Friday in the opening game of the league final series romping home with an 11-4 victory. Lorne LaPoudre held the Cloverleafs to four hits, although he walked six. Garth Seafoot led the hitting parade with three safeties, one a double.

LePoudre (W) and C.Seafoot
MacFarlane (L), Muirhead (8) and Wright

(July 20)   Dunrea Tournament  

(July 23)   Hamiota Tournament

(July 27)   Brandon Cloverleafs exploded for seven runs in the second inning and coasted to an 11-2 victory to tie their final series at a game apiece.  Six walks, an error and singles by Lloyd Brown and Tommy Towns broke the game wide open. Morley MacFarlane checked the visitors on seven hits with four walks and four strikeouts.

MacFarlane (W) and Slevin
LePoudre (L), G.Seafoot (3) and C.Seafoot

(July 31)   Playing at home, Brandon Cloverleafs spotted Riverside three early runs then turned on the jets to romp to a 12-3 triumph to win the league championship for the fifth straight season before the largest crowd at Kinsmen Stadium in several years. Leafs captured the final series two games to one. Riverside had pulled an upset in the opener, winning 11-4. The visitors jumped into the lead with a pair in the first inning as Wes Rathwell drew a leadoff walk and scampered all the way to third on a hit-and-run as Garth Seafoot lined one into right field. A double steal brought in the first run and Seafoot came home on an error. They added a run in the second as pitcher Lorne LePoudre singled to plate Orville Shaw. Brandon got one back in the second on an error and Mort Wright's double to left. A five-run third frame put the Cloverleafs firmly in the driver's seat. Brandon rapped six hits, including a run-scoring double by Gerry MacKay and a two-run double by Don Hunter. In the fifth, Cloverleafs combined three errors, a walk and a single by Mort Wright for three runs and added three more in the sixth from three walks, a hit batsman and Chips Adams' single. After a shaky first two innings, Morley MacFarlane settled down to fire shutout ball the rest of the way. He yielded five hits.

LePoudre (L), G.Seafoot (4), Rathwell (5) and xxx
MacFarlane (W) and xxx


East Division :
Oak River

West Division :
Oak Lake

(May 10)    Hamiota ran roughshod over Rivers Saturday in their opening game of the Mid-Western Baseball League. The final was 17-2 in a contest which lasted just five innings. Gerry Smith and Harvey Duncan combined on a three-hitter with 11 strikeouts for the winners. Dallas Smith led the offense with a homer, triple and single. Scott slammed a homer and double.

(May 10)  Neil Amy of Decker and Isabella's Larry Gilchrist hooked up in a tight pitcher's duel which saw Decker squeeze out a 3-2 verdict.

(May 11)  In an exhibition tilt Sunday, Brandon Athletics handed Hamiota a 13-9 defeat as lefty George Seamer held the losers to four hits and fanned nine in a five-inning stint on the mound. Bill Mealy paced Brandon with four hits, including a circuit clout. Scott Duncan and Mathison pitched for Hamiota.

(May 19)    Brandon Victoria Day Tournament  

(May 20-24)   Garry Kidd hurled Hamiota to victory at Cardale as Lynn Caldwell led the offense with a triple, double and single.

Harvey Duncan was the winning hurler in an 11-3 win over Newdale. Gladwyn Scott had a homer and triple to lead the hitters.

Duncan picked up his second win of the week in an 11-6 verdict at Newdale. Nelson Woods had three hits for the winners.

(May 28)  Hamiota crushed Cardale 13-4 Wednesday.

(May 29)   Gerry Smith twirled his third no-hitter in less than a year as Hamiota blanked Oak River 7-0 Thursday. The lean southpaw pitched a pair of no-hitters in 1957 tournament play. Smith racked up 11 strikeouts and allowed four free passes. The outfield was not called upon for a single out. Playing manager Gladwyn Scott poked a pair of hits for the winners. James Paxton went the full seven innings for Oak River.

(May 30)   Playing at home, Kenton swamped Isabella 13-1 Friday night. Jim Hunter and Lloyd Anderson pitched for the winners with Doug Harrison and John Hall being bombarded on the hill for Isabella.

(June 8)   The East All-Stars crushed the West 13-2 Sunday in the annual Mid-West All-Star game. Al Robertson started for the winners and gave way to Ed Coulson of Cardale, Harold Pollock of Oak River and Gerry Smith of Hamiota. Ray Aseltine of Beulah started for the West with Neil Amy of Decker and John Russell of Kenton taking turns. Coulson led the hitters with three safeties in four appearances. The East stars got a run in the first and added four more in the second. Their seven-run outburst in the fourth put the game on ice.

Robertson (W), Coulson (4), Pollock (5), G.Smith (8) and Spiller, D.Smith (6)
Aseltine (L), Amy (2), Russell and Attwood, Woods

(June 15)   In the Mid-West playoff tournament at Cardale, Kenton, taking advantage of errors by the defending champions, dethroned Hamiota Sunday night taking a 7-4 decision. Kenton will now meet the winner of the North Western League in the Central Manitoba playoffs. Kenton earned their way into the finals by downing Oak River 13-7 with Gordon Lyall picking up the pitching win. Hamiota came from behind a four-run deficit to defeat Oak Lake 9-8. Frank McKinnon led Hamiota with three hits as Gerry Smith, who relieved starter Al Robertson, was credited with the win. Matt Krawchuk led Oak Lake with three extra base blows. A two-run single by catcher Sid Kiel broke a 3-3 deadlock in the final and proved to be the clincher for Kenton. Until that tie-breaking hit, Gerry Smith, already with three no-hitters-over the last year hadn't allowed any safeties. John Russell went the distance for the winners.

G.Smith (L) and xxx
J.Russell (W) and Kiel

(July 8)   Oak River Tournament