1959 Game Reports     

June 8 - Regina scored four runs in the top of the ninth then held on for a 10-6 win over Saskatoon in the opening game of the 1959 Canadian-American Baseball League season.  Senators, under new playing-coach Wayne Tucker, took advantage of ten hits and five Saskatoon errors.  Blaine Sylvester and Darrell Read combined to limit the Commodores to six hits, one of them a towering, fifth inning homer by Gord Morgan.  More than 2-thousand fans took in the action at Cairns Field.

Sylvester, Read (8) and Strother
Graves, Weekly (6) and Dilley

June 8 - Len Gabrielson slammed a three-run homer in the first and a two-run, inside-the-park homer in the fourth, to lead the Eskimos to a 12-3 victory over Lloydminster-North Battleford to kick off the new season before nearly 4-thousand fans at Edmonton.  Art Ersepke also homered for Edmonton.

Bowes, Kostenuk (3) and Tanner
Forsythe and Bach

June 9 - Roger Kudron tossed eight innings of six-hit ball as Regina topped Saskatoon 9-4 in an error-filled game at Saskatoon.  Kudron fanned seven and walked two.  Commodores scored all their runs in the sixth inning on one hit, two walks and five errors.  There were thirteen errors in the game, seven by the Senators.

Kudron, Read (9) and Strother
Hobson, Yates (7) and Dilley

June 10 -  Miles McWilliams drove in seven runs to lead Williston to a successful debut in the Canadian-American League.  The 18-year-old first baseman slugged a double, triple and homer as the Oilers beat Regina 10-4.  Bob Smith went the distance for the win.  He allowed just six hits while fanning ten.  Gary LaComb had a homer for Regina.

Kavigan, Read (7) and Strother
Smith and Bryson

June 12 - The Eskimos scored five times in the first inning on the way to a 20-10 trouncing of Saskatoon.  Edmonton pounded out 21 hits, including four from John Werhas and three apiece from Tom Satriano, Stan Charnofsky and Joe CampiseRennie Crittenden paced the Commodores with three hits.  Roland Jones allowed eleven hits but went the distance for the win.

Jones and Bach
Graves, Yates (1), Hobson (4), Ball (8), Stone (8)and Al Wanner

June 12 - Phil Oyler blasted a two-run homer into the centre field stands in the fifth inning to give the Senators a 2-1 win over Williston in their home opener before 15-hundred fans at Taylor Field.  Blaine Sylvester picked up his second win of the season with a six-hit, route-going performance.

Webster, Halcrow (8) and Bryson
Sylvester and Strother

Regina manager Wayne Tucker received word that his brother had been killed in a car accident in Salt Lake City.

June 13 - Lefty Bruce Gardner threw a five-hitter as Regina topped Williston 6-3.  Gardner, obtained in a trade with Edmonton, struck out eight.  

Kumerow and Bryson
Gardner and Strother

June 13 - Saskatoon got its first win as Max Weekly allowed just three singles as the Commodores beat Edmonton 5-1.  Weekly fanned ten.  Pete Estrada led Saskatoon at the plate with three hits. Weekly and Ed Dilley each had two.  

Weekly and Bennett
Withers, Forsythe (8) and Bach

June 14 - Pitcher Ted Richardson and catcher Ed Tanner paced the Combines as the club whipped Regina 11-3 at Lloydminster.  Tanner had five hits, including a homer and a triple.  Richardson held the Senators to eight hits.  Curly Williams and Monte Bond also had homers for the winners.                                

Richardson and Tanner
Kudron, Read (4) and Strother

June 14 - Saskatoon took its second straight from Williston with a 7-4 win before 2-thousand fans at Saskatoon.  Gene Graves went the distance for the win.

Smith, Halcrow and Bryson
Graves and Bennett

June 15 - Lew Hobson struck out sixteen as Saskatoon shaded Williston 6-5 before 15-hundred fans at Saskatoon.  The Canadian lefty gave up six hits and walked seven and, through the 2nd, 3rd and 4th innings, fanned nine straight hitters.  Gord Morgan paced the Gems with two hits.

Korn and Bryson
Hobson and Bennett

June 15 - Tom Satriano and Art Ersepke each had three hits in leading Edmonton to a 10-5 win over Regina at Renfrew Park.  Gary Linthicum had a three-run homer for the Senators and Ron Stillwell had a bases-empty blast.

Theiss, Kudron (5) and Strother
Forsythe and Bach

June 16 - Curly Williams tripled home Tom Bergeron with the winning run in the eighth inning as Lloydminster-North Battleford shaded Saskatoon 2-1.  Dave Kostenuk pitched a seven-hitter for the win. Pete Estrada's homer was the only run for the Commodores.

Yates and Bennett
Kostenuk and Tanner

June 16 - John Werhas had a triple and two singles and Art Ersepke knocked in two runs as Edmonton beat Regina 3-1.  

Sylvester and Strother
Sims, Withers (9) and Bach

June 17 - Roland Jones went all the way for his second win as Edmonton downed Regina 8-2.  It was the Eskimos fifth win in six starts.

Gardner, Kavgian (8), Read (8) and Strother
Jones and Bach

June 17 - Art Stone's fifth inning grand slam broke the game wide open as the Combines whipped the Commodores 12-1 in North Battleford.  Gabby Hormann had four hits and Ed Tanner added three.  Bob Bennett's homer accounted for the lone Saskatoon run.  Playing-manager Mike Dayne held Saskatoon to five hits in registering the win.

Saskatoon announced that Bennett and Ed Dilley would be returning to the States.  Both were filling in until Jim Garrett and Joe Fischer had completed their college playoffs. 

Weekly, Crittenden (5), Adams (7) and Bennett
Dayne and Tanner

June 18 - Regina scored four runs in the first inning, three on a homer by Gary Linthicum, to down the Lloydminster-North Battleford Combines 8-3.  Cliff Pemberton had three hits for the Senators, drove in a pair and stole two bases.  He stole home in the sixth inning as part of a double-steal with Phil Oyler.  

Theiss and Strother
Richardson, Newberry (1), Arnold (8) and Tanner

June 18 - In a wild one in Williston, six pitchers gave up 16 hits, 22 walks and hit four batters.  In the end, Saskatoon walked away with an 11-7 win over the Oilers.  Rennie Crittenden and Eloyd Robinson had homers for the Commodores.  

Graves, Yates (7), Adams (8) and Garrett
Webster,  Halcrow (2), Healy (7) and Haroldson

June 19 - Roger Kudron allowed just two hits in leading Regina to a 5-2 win over the Combines.  A first inning double by Curly Williams and a fifth inning double by Monte Bond were the only safeties for Lloydminster-North Battleford. Shortstop Roger Tomlinson belted a homer for the Senators and Gary Linthicum chipped in with a triple and a single.

Kudron and Strother
Richardson and Tanner

June 19 - Catcher Jimmy Garrett delivered a bases-loaded, two-run single in the seventh inning to give Saskatoon a 4-3 comeback win over the Oilers at Williston.  Max Weekly, who relieved starter Lew Hobson in the second, shutdown the Oilers the rest of the way for the win.  

Hobson,  Weekly (2) and Garret
Kumerow, Korn (8) and Haroldson

June 20 - The Combines took advantage of five Saskatoon errors to score a 7-5 win at Cairns Field.  Veteran Bill Powell picked up the win in relief.  

Kostenuk, Arnold (6), Powell (7) and Tanner
Popkin, Graves (6) and Garrett

June 21 -- Lloydminster-North Battleford scored three in the ninth to sweep a weekend series at Saskatoon.  Combines won 4-3 as Tom Bergeron had three hits and Mike Dayne pitched eight innings for the win.  Commodores lodged a protest.

Dayne, Arnold (9) and Tanner
Yates and Garrett, Fischer (9)

June 21 -- Edmonton scored three runs in the 11th inning on three walks and singles by Fred Scott and Len Gabrielson to beat the Oilers 11-8.  Williston hurlers gave up fifteen walks.  Scott drove in five runs for the Eskimos with a double and three singles.  Art Ersepke and Stan Charnofsky hit homers for Edmonton while Miles McWilliams had a homer and two doubles for Williston and Al Leap added a homer.

Eikerman, Sims (6), Withers (8) and Bach
Smith, Webster (8), Healy (8) and Bryson

June 22 - Edmonton notched its second straight, 4-3, eleven inning win at Williston.  Ken Yaryan and Roland Jones combined on a four-hitter for the Eskimos.  Tom Satriano's homer was the winning blow. Only 150 fans took in the contest.

Yaryan, Jones (9) and Bach
Clarke, Kumerow (9) and Bryson

June 22 - Canadian lefty Lew Hobson shutout Regina on seven hits as Saskatoon scored a 4-0 win.  Third baseman Eloyd Robinson led the Commodores with four hits.

Sylvester, Gardner (7) and Strother
Hobson and Fischer

League commissioner Keith Erne announced he had upheld Saskatoon's protest of the Combines 4-3 win on Sunday.  He said the Combines had broken the rules by listing Ed Tanner as a local player.  Erne said Tanner could not be categorized as a local player as there was no doubt he was receiving a monthly salary as a regular.  Players of local status are to receive only expenses on the days they dress for league games.

June 23 - Saskatoon rallied for three runs in the bottom of the ninth to beat Regina 4-3.  Eloyd Robinson drove in Danny Adams with the winner. 

Read, Kudron (9) and Strother
Graves and Fischer

June 23 - The Eskimos made a clean sweep of their three game series in Williston with their eighth win in nine starts, an 11-3 triumph over the Oilers.  Edmonton scored six in the fourth inning.  Williston's Dave Moore had the only homer.  It was the Oilers ninth straight loss after a season-opening victory.

Forsythe and Campise
Blakeslee, Webster (4) and Bryson, Haroldson (6)

June 24 - Pete Estrada drove in five runs with two homers and a single as Saskatoon trounced the Combines 10-5 before 800 fans at North Battleford.  Commodores starter Rennie Crittenden helped at the plate with a single, double and triple.  Curly Williams, of the Combines, had the only home run.  Bill VanderLaan, a right-hander from Visalia, California, joined the Commodores.  He had hoped to be with Saskatoon earlier in the season but Boston Red Sox assigned him to Waterloo, Iowa.  VanderLaan asked to be placed on the voluntary retired list and the team agreed.

Crittenden, Gaston (8) and Fischer
Arnold, Powell (3), Richardson (8), Newberry (9) and Tanner

June 25 - Lloydminster-North Battleford scored two in the bottom of the ninth to edge Saskatoon 7-6 to move into sole possession of second place.  The winning run scored on two Saskatoon errors.  Monte Bond, who scored the tying run in the ninth, had four hits for the Combines..  Norm Popkin, the Commodore reliever, had the only homer.

Yates, Popkin (4) and Fischer
Kostenuk, Richardson (8) and Tanner

June 25 -  Reliever Darrell Read was a key as Regina swept a twin-bill from the Eskimos, 6-4 and 4-1.  Read was the winner in the opener with 2 2/3s shutout innings and he came back with 3 2/3s innings of shutout pitching in the nightcap to preserve the win for starter Bruce GardnerCliff Pemberton and Phil Oyler each had four hits on the day.

Sims, Forsythe (6) and Bach
Theiss, Read (5) and Strother

Withers and Campise
Gardner, Read (6) and Strother

Saskatoon reported a series of injuries.  Lefty Max Weekly was put on the shelf with inflamed tendons in his pitching hand while regular catcher Jim Garrett remained out of action with a badly sprained ankle.  Shortstop Danny Adams missed Wednesday's game in North Battleford.  The club announced that right-hander Bill VanderLaan, from Visalia, California had reported to the team.  Also joining the pitching staff was Mike Gaston a lefty who pitched with the Winnipeg Goldeyes in 1957 and 1958.

June 26 - Saskatoon got two unearned runs in the first inning and that was all the scoring as the Commodores beat the Eskimos 2-0 before just 952 fans at Edmonton.  Joe Fischer's double, one of only two Saskatoon hits, drove in both runs.  Lew Hobson got the win holding the Eskimos to four hits.  Roland Jones took the loss.

Hobson and Fischer
Jones and Bach

Official league statistics, released Friday, showed Edmonton's John Werhas atop the batting race with a .476 mark.  Teammate Tom Satriano was second at .391.  The Combines' Ed Tanner followed at .385.  Miles McWilliams of Williston and Pete Estrada of Saskatoon were tied for the RBI lead, each with eleven.  Tom Bergeron of Lloydminster-North Battleford had the most runs scored, 12.

June 27 - Saskatoon scored five runs in the first two innings and held on to shade the Eskimos 8-6 before 15-hundred fans at Edmonton.  Eloyd Robinson had three doubles for the Commodores, Len Gabrielson had a double and two singles for the Eskimos.                                  

VanderLaan, Gaston (7), Graves (8) and Fischer
Yaryan, Withers (9) and Bach

June 28 - Edmonton broke a four-game losing streak beating the Combines 5-3 with a three-run uprising in the 8th.  Len Gabrielson led the Esks with a triple and a double.  Mike White had a homer for the Combines. 

Richardson, Powell (8) and Tanner
Forsythe and Bach

The Eskimos lost three games at the conference table.  A special meeting of league directors ruled that Edmonton catcher Steve Bach was the property of the Williston Oilers.  Bach was in the lineup for the Eskimos' three-game sweep in Williston.  Those three games were awarded to the Oilers and Bach was ordered to report to Williston or face a one-year suspension.  Bach was the subject of a pre-season dispute between Edmonton and Williston.

June 29 -  The Eskimos won a 16-10 slugfest with the Combines.  Roland Jones, normally a pitcher, played the outfield for Edmonton and had a bases-loaded triple.  Art Ersepke knocked in five runs for the Esks.  Combines lost the services of centre fielder Monte Bond who suffered a possible fractured leg while stealing second base in the eighth inning.

Dayne, Arnold (4), Newberry (4)  and Tanner
Eikerman, Withers (1) and Campise

June 29 - The Senators and the Oilers split a twin-bill at Williston.  The home team took the opener 6-5 on an eighth inning homer by Miles McWilliamsWayne Tucker's two-run homer led Regina to a 6-2 win in the second game.  

Gardner, Read (6) and Strother
Dutt and Bryson, Haroldson (4)

Kudron and Strother
Smith and Haroldson

(June 28)   Saskatoon Commordores edged Satchel Paige and the touring Havana Cuban Stars 4-3 Sunday night before an overflow crowd of 3,000 at Cairns Field.  So many fans showed up for the game that the crowd spilled onto the playing area at each end of the bleachers. Ron Boone's two-run single in the bottom of the ninth was the winning blow. Paige shutout the Commodores in the two innings he worked although he did give up two hits, to Rennie Critenden and Eloyd Robinson

Alex Castro, a tall right-hander, pitched the rest of the game for the Cubans. Mike Gaston, who relieved starter Crittenden, picked up the win. Commodores took the lead in the 5th as Gaston doubled to left and scored on a throwing error. The visitors took a 3-1 lead in the 6th on three unearned runs before Saskatoon cut the margin to 3-2 in the 7th as Gason's single drove in Gord Morgan who had doubled. Gaston again was a force at the plate in the 9th as his hard shot eluded shortstop Tony Tejara. Danny Adams followed with a single and both runners moved up on Robinson's infield out. Then Boone smashed a 3-2 pitch to centre field to secure the win for the hosts.

Castro, Paige (2), Castro (4) and Campanerio
Crittenden, Gaston (W) (7) and Fischer

June 30 - The Combines took a 6-2 decision from Regina, holding off the Senators who loaded the bases in both the eighth and ninth innings, but failed to score. Mick Mousalam, Mike White and Dave Moriarty each had two hits for Lloydminster-North Battleford.  Cliff Pemberton had four singles for Regina.

Powell (2-0), Richardson (8) and Tanner
Sylvester, Kavgian (7) and Strother

July 1 -  Combines scored four runs in the ninth to erase a 4-1 deficit and beat Saskatoon 5-4 in the first game of a double-header.  Curly Williams belted a three-run homer to tie and Dave Moriarty singled in Art Stone with the winner. The two catchers, Ed Tanner of the Combines and Jim Garrett of the Gems were ejected after a home plate scuffle in the fifth inning.  Garrett, trying to score from third base,  bowled Tanner over and the Combines catcher came up swinging.  Alton Arnold tossed a six-hitter for the win. In the second game, Morris Yates held Lloydminster-North Battleford to six hits as the Gems won, 6-2.  Crowds of better than 3-thousand watched the games at Cairns Field.

Arnold and Tanner, Ford (5)
Graves and Garrett, Fischer (6)

Kostenuk, Richardson (6), Dayne (7) and Ford
Yates and Garrett

July 1 -  Edmonton took a pair from Williston, 11-8 and 9-3.  Tom Satriano had a homer and five runs batted in as the Eskimos won the opener.  Edmonton exploded for four runs in the eighth to break a 7-7 tie. Zoonie McLean had three hits for the Oilers. Jim Sims tossed a four-hitter to lead Edmonton to the win in the second game.  John Werhas clouted a two-run homer while Satriano added a double and two singles. 

Clarke, Webster (6) and Haroldson
Jones, Yaryan (8) and Campise

Kumerow and Haroldson, Williams (6)
Sims and Campise

July 2 - Norm Forsythe won his fifth straight with a three-hitter over Williston as the Eskimos trounced the Americans 13-1.  Forsythe also contributed three hits as did Stan Charnofsky.  

Blakeslee, Dutt (8) and Williams
Forsythe and Campise

July 4 - Edmonton's four-run sixth inning was the difference as the Eskimos beat Saskatoon 5-2 for their sixth straight win.  Esks got their four runs on three triples, from John Werhas, Len Gabrielson and Stan Charnofsky, and a double by Joe Campise.  

Withers,  Forsythe (9) and Campise
Hobson, Popkin (6) and Garrett

July 4 - Combines scored twice in the bottom of the ninth to take a 6-5 win from Williston.  Oilers lost despite homers from Dave Smith, Miles McWilliams and Bill LynnCurly Williams replied for the Combines.

Smith and Haroldson
Richardson, Kostenuk (9)  and Tanner

July 5 -  Bill Heath's two-out, 10th inning triple gave Edmonton an 8-5 win over Saskatoon.  It was Heath's second three-bagger of the game.  John Werhas added a homer for the Esks while Eloyd Robinson had a three-run homer for the Commodores.  Roland Jones went the distance for Edmonton allowing just six hits but he walked 10 and hit a batter. 

Jones and Heath
Gaston, Graves (7) and Garrett

July 5 -  The Combines and Oilers split a twin-bill at North Battleford.  In the opener, Mark Clarke pitched a four-hitter and got home run support from Ray Haroldson and Miles McWilliams as Williston won 3-2.   Don Buford drove in Art Stone with the winning run in the ninth as the Combines beat Williston 4-3 in the second game.

Clarke and Haroldson
Powell and Tanner

Kumerow and Haroldson
Dayne and Tanner

July 6 -  Gary LaComb raced home from second base on an error in the 10th inning to give Regina an 8-7 come-from-behind victory over the Combines.  Ron Stillwell and Phil Oyler each had three hits for the Senators. Cliff Pemberton added a triple and a single.  Leadoff man Don Buford had two hits for the Combines.

Kostenuk, Paul(10) and Tanner
Kudron, Theiss (10) and Strother

July 6 -  Williston battered Saskatoon pitchers for 14 hits, including three homers, to score an 8-5 win in the American city.  Pitchers Marvin Dutt and Bob Blakeslee and outfielder Bill Lynn hit the homers for the Oilers.  Joe Fischer had a four-bagger for the Gems while Rennie Crittenden had two doubles and a single.  

VanderLaan, Hobson (5), Popkin (6), Crittenden (8) and Garrett
Dutt, Blakeslee (7) and Haroldson

July 7 -  Williston scored two runs in the bottom of the fifth to edge Saskatoon 3-2.  The game was called after five innings.  Bill Lynn and Zoonie McLean each had two hits for the Oilers.

Crittenden, Gaston (L) (4), Popkin (5) and Garrett
Freeman, Webster (W) (4) and Bach

July 7 -  Regina and the Combines fought to a 1-1 tie in a game halted by rain.  The teams were scheduled to finish the contest in August.  Alton Arnold and Bruce Gardner each gave up just two hits.  

Gardner and xxx
Arnold and xxx

July 8 -  Norm Forsythe was the star on the hill and at the plate as Edmonton shutout the Combines 2-0.  Forsythe pitched a two-hitter and scored an insurance run in the eighth when he doubled and came home on Fred Scott's single.  Lefty Kelly Searcy took the loss in his first game with Lloydminster-North Battleford.

Searcy and Tanner
Forsythe and Heath

July 8 -  Regina delighted the home fans with a double-header sweep of Saskatoon, 2-1 and 13-0.  Senators got just four hits off Max Weekly in the opener, but scored two unearned runs in the first inning and made them stand up for the win.  Darrell Read got the victory, allowing the Gems just four hits and an unearned run.  In the second game, Regina had 14 hits in trouncing the Gems.  Roger Tomlinson had four hits and Cliff Pemberton had four runs batted in.  Blaine Sylvester held the Gems to four hits in gaining the shutout victory.

Weekly and Garrett
Read and Strother

Hobson, Popkin (5), VanderLaan (5) and Garrett
Sylvester and Strother

July 9 -  Bob Kavigan and Darrell Read combined on a two-hit shutout as Regina again blanked the Gems, 4-0.  It was the seventh straight loss for Saskatoon.  Phil Oyler had three hits for the Senators who got the only run they needed when Oyler scored on a passed ball in the second inning.

Graves and Garrett
Kavigan, Read (7) and Strother

July 9 -  The Combines embarrassed the Eskimos at Edmonton stopping the Esks eight game win streak by taking both ends of a double-header, 7-2 and 7-3.  Lloydminster-North Battleford got outstanding pitching.  Mike Dayne tossed a five-hitter in the opener and Ted Richardson allowed just four hits in the second game.   Len Gabrielson and Stan Charnofsky had homers for Edmonton in the opener, while Dave Kostenuk had three hits and Don Buford chipped with in a double and a triple.  Mike Gillespie homered for the Esks in the nightcap.

Dayne and Tanner
Sims, Withers (7) and Heath

Richardson and Tanner
Yaryan, Eikerman (6), Withers (8) and Heath      

July 10 -  Regina broke a tie with five runs in the top of the ninth inning and beat Edmonton 10-5.  Senators scored their runs on two hits and four errors.  Esks committed eight miscues overall.  Bruce Gardner picked up the win in relief.

Kudron, Gardner (4) and Strother
Jones and Heath, Campise (8)

July 10 -  Norm Popkin and reliever Lew Hobson held Williston to six hits as the Gems broke a seven-game losing streak with a 5-2 win before 14-hundred fans at Cairns Field.  Eloyd Robinson led the winners with three hits.  Joe Fischer accounted for the final Saskatoon run with a steal of home in the eighth.

Smith, Clarke (7) and Haroldson
Popkin, Hobson (8) and Garrett

July 11 -  Miles McWilliams of Williston was the new batting leader in the Canadian-American Baseball League.  McWilliams, at .375, led teammate Bill Lynn, at .371.  Pete Estrada of Saskatoon had the most homers, 4. Max Weekly of Saskatoon had the best ERA, 2.16, ahead of Edmonton's Norm Forsythe, at 2.22.  Gene Graves of the Gems had the most strikeouts, 49.

July 11 - Jim Withers pitched a shutout and chipped in with a three-run triple to lead Edmonton to a 7-0 win over Regina.  Tom Satriano had a homer for the Esks.  Wayne Tucker had three hits for the Senators.

Theiss and Strother
Withers and Campise

July 11 - Saskatoon beat Williston 7-6.  Eloyd Robinson led the Gems at the plate with three singles.  Miles McWilliams and Frank Neri each had two hits for the Oilers.

Sims (Ray), Blakeslee (6) and Haroldson
Yates, Hobson (9) and Garrett

July 12 - Dan Adams' homer in the 13th inning broke up a superb pitching duel as the Gems edged the Combines 2-1.  Max Weekly, Gene Graves and Lew Hobson combined to limit Lloydminster-North Battleford to just six hits.  Bill Powell went all the way for the Combines allowing just eight hits.  

Weekly, Graves (7) Hobson (9) and Garrett
Powell and Tanner

July 12 -  It was also a day for the pitchers at Edmonton as the Eskimos scored a 1-0 win over Regina.  Norm Forsythe threw his second consecutive shutout allowing the Senators just six hits.  The right-hander also drove in the only run with a bases-loaded single in the fourth inning.

Sylvester and Strother
Forsythe and Campise, Heath (8)

July 13 - Curly Williams drove in four runs with a homer, double and single as the Combines beat Saskatoon 8-6.  Don Buford also had three hits, including a homer.

VanderLaan, Graves (4), Popkin (7) and Garrett
Arnold, Kostenuk (2), Searcy (3) (1-1), Dayne (9) and Tanner

July 13 - With three major league scouts in the stands, Edmonton beat Regina 9-5.  A parade of triples highlighted the contest.  There were eight, two each by Stan Charnofsky and Len Gabrielson of the Eskimos.  John Werhas, Cliff Pemberton, Phil Oyler and Ray Boaz also belted three-baggers.  At least three were a result of fly balls lost in the lights.  Charnofsky had four hits to lead the Esks.  

Sims and Heath
Gardner, Theiss (9) and Strother

July 14 - Reliever Bob Blakeslee cut short a ninth inning rally by the Meridians as Williston hung on for an 8-7 win.  Trailing 8-4, Lloydminster-North Battleford scored three in the ninth before Blakeslee put out the fire.  Playing-manager Zoonie McLean drove in four runs with a homer, double and single.  Curly Williams, Tom Bergeron and Frank Neri, who signed with the Combines Tuesday, had doubles for the losers. 

Richardson, Powell (6) and Tanner
Kumerow, Dutt (6), Blakeslee (9) and Bach

July 14 - A six-run fifth inning carried Edmonton to a 9-6 win over the Senators in Regina.  Three walks, singles by John Werhas and Stan Charnofsky and back-to-back triples by Bill Heath and Len Gabrielson accounted for the six runs. Heath led the Eskimos with three hits and three RBI.  

Jones and Heath
Kudron, Theiss (5) and Strother

July 15 - Lloydminster-North Battleford scored four in the seventh then held on to shade Williston 7-6.  Don Buford led the Meridians with a double and single.  Bill Lynn had four hits for the Oilers and Zoonie McLean had three.

Arnold, Dayne (7), Richardson (7) and Tanner
Clarke, Smith (7) and Bach

July 15 -  The Senators swept a pair from Edmonton before the home fans, 5-4 and 8-5.  In a scheduled seven inning first game, Roger Tomlinson's homer in the bottom of the seventh forced an extra inning.  In the first extra frame, Tomlinson's long fly ball scored pitcher Darrell Read with the winner.  Cliff Pemberton was the only Senator with two hits. Len Gabrielson led the Esks with four, including two triples, the fourth and fifth three-baggers for the Eskimo outfielder in three games.  In the second game, Senators had thirteen hits, including a homer from Phil Oyler and triples by Pemberton, Ron Stillwell and Gary LinthicumStan Charnofsky had four hits for Edmonton.  Former Eskimo, Blaine Sylvester went the distance for the win.  There were fifteen triples in the four game series.

Withers and Heath
Read and Strother

Yaryan and Campise
Sylvester and Linthicum.

July 16 - At Williston, the Oilers scored ten runs in the first two innings and coasted to an 11-3 win over Lloydminster-North Battleford.  Meridians got an early taste of what was coming.  Williston's leadoff hitter, Larry Exel, blasted a homer.  Bob Blakeslee tossed a six-hitter for the win.

Searcy, Powell (2), Arnold (7) and Tanner
Blakeslee and Haroldson

July 16 - At Saskatoon, the Commodores rocked Edmonton's ace starter, Norm Forsythe for sixteen hits, but the Eskimos came away with an 8-7 victory.  Forsythe picked up his 8th win against no losses.  He fanned thirteen.  Edmonton had just 10 hits, only one for extra bases.  Pete Estrada had two doubles and a single for Saskatoon while Ron Boone and Jim Garrett each had three singles.

Forsythe and Campise, Heath ( )
Weekly, Graves (5) and Garrett

July 17 - Jim Sims pitched a one-hitter as Edmonton shutout the Commodores 5-0 at Saskatoon.  Pete Estrada's seventh inning single was the only hit off Sims. He fanned eleven and walked four.  Tom Satriano paced the Eskimos with three hits. Saskatoon made eight errors, allowing four unearned runs.

Sims and Heath
Hobson and Garrett

July 17 - Bruce Gardner allowed ten hits and four walks but pitched out of trouble as Regina beat Williston 7-3.  Ray Boaz had four hits for the Senators while Frank Neri, who suited up with his third team, drove in three runs with a pair of singles and a sacrifice fly.  Ray Sims went the distance on the hill for the Oilers and had a big day at the plate with four hits.  

Sims and Bach
Gardner and Linthicum, Strother (9)

July 18 -  League statistics showed Miles McWilliams still atop the batting race with a mark of .400,  just ahead of teammate Bill Lynn at .396.  Stan Charnofsky of Edmonton was third with a .354 average and Cliff Pemberton of Regina had a .344 mark.  Norm Forsythe of Edmonton topped the pitchers with an ERA of 1.64.  Max Weekly of Saskatoon was second at 1.74 and Blaine Sylvester of Regina third at 2.17.  

July 18 - Williston took both ends of a double-header at Regina, 8-4 and 3-0.  In the first game, the Oilers got a six-hitter by Marvin Dutt and two, towering home runs by Zoonie McLeanBob Smith tossed a five-hit shutout in the second game.  McLean, who drove in four runs in the opener, had a triple and single in the nightcap. Roger Kudron allowed just six hits for the Senators but the Oilers took advantage of three walks and three errors.

Dutt and Bach
Theiss, Wall (5), Read (7) and Strother

Smith and Bach
Kudron and Strother

July 18 -  Morris Yates out dueled Roland Jones as Saskatoon edged Edmonton 4-2. Pete Estrada had a double and two singles for the Commodores.  Rennie Crittenden tripled and scored the winner on a wild pitch in the 7th.  Eskimos were without Len Gabrielson, who returned to California to enter negotiations with four major league clubs trying to sign him.  

Jones and Heath
Yates and Garrett

July 19 - Ernie Kumerow pitched a two-hitter to lead the Oilers to a 5-1 win over the Commodores at Williston.  The lone Saskatoon run was unearned.  Miles McWilliams blasted a three-run homer for Williston in the eighth.

Popkin, Graves (7) and Garrett
Kumerow and Bach

July 19 - Eskimos and Combines split their twin-bill at Lloydminster.  Art Ersepke's homer and seven-hit pitching by Jim Withers gave Edmonton a 6-4 win in the first game while Kelly Searcy held the Esks to seven hits in the second game as the Meridians won, 4-3.  Searcy fanned nine and walked three. 

Withers and Heath
Richardson, Powell (8) and Tanner

Yaryan and Campise
Searcy and Bryson

July 20 - Lloydminster-North Battleford handed Norm Forsythe his first loss after eight straight wins as the Combines downed the Eskimos 7-2.  Alton Arnold checked the Esks on seven hits and Ed Tanner gave the Combines the early lead with a first inning homer.

Forsythe, Eikerman (8) and Heath
Arnold and Tanner

July 20 - The Oilers delighted the home fans with five runs in the bottom of the ninth to pull out a 10-9 win over Saskatoon.  Bill Hockenbury's three-run homer was the key blow.  Gord Morgan drove in the winner with a double.  Zoonie McLean also had a homer for the Oilers.  Ron Boone contributed a triple and two singles for the Commodores.

Springer, Hobson (5), Yates (9) and Garrett
Clarke, Blakeslee (3) and Bach

July 22 - Behind the three-hit pitching of Roland Jones, Edmonton stopped Williston 5-1 before 14-hundred fans at Renfrew Park.  Eskimos did all their scoring in the first inning.  Oilers' Ray Sims, who allowed just five hits in going the distance, walked four straight to force in the first run.  A sac fly scored another, and two more scored on an error.  A single drove in the fifth run.

Sims and Bach
Jones and Heath

July 22 - Saskatoon took a pair from the Senators at Regina, 11-2 and 6-0, before 12-hundred fans at Taylor Field.  Commodore pitching allowed just six hits, three in each game.  Max Weekly, Morris Yates and Norm Popkin combined to win the opener while Gene Graves and Popkin pitched the nightcap.  Saskatoon newcomer Jeff Williams belted a three-run homer in the second inning and another in the seventh with a man aboard to lead the first game offensive. Dan Adams contributed a triple and two singles and Jim Garrett had three hits.  In the second game, Eloyd Robinson was the big gun with a triple and two singles.  Pete Estrada and Garrett each had two hits.  Graves was bounced from the game for protesting a pitch in the second inning.  Regina lost the services of left-handed pitcher Bob Theiss who returned to Cleveland after learning of the death of his father.

Weekly, Yates (6), Popkin (6) and Garrett
Read, Gardner (7) and Strother

Graves, Popkin (2) and Garrett
Sylvester, Gardner (4) and Linthicum

July 22 - Williston reported that its slugging first baseman, Miles McWilliams, had signed a pro contract with Cincinnati Reds.  

July 23 - Curly Williams smashed a three-run homer in the first inning and the Combines went on to a 9-3 victory over Regina.  It was the Senators fifth straight defeat.  Williams had five runs batted in.  Don Buford had three hits and scored three times.  Ted Richardson picked up the win holding Regina to seven hits.

Richardson and Tanner
Kudron, Read (7) and Strother

July 23 - Edmonton scored twice in the bottom of the ninth to beat Williston 4-3.  It was the Eskimos' eleventh consecutive win over the Oilers.  Edmonton scored the tying and winning runs on a walk, wild pitch and two errors.  

Dutt and Bach
Sims and Heath

July 24 - Lloydminster-North Battleford scored on an error in the 11th inning to hand Regina its sixth straight defeat, 6-5.  Combines had came from behind with a run in the ninth to send the game into extra innings.  Curly Williams' third inning triple knocked in three runs. Williams was ejected in the seventh for protesting a call at second base.  Jerry Bryson, who scored the winning run, allowed the Senators' first run to score when he lost Frank Neri's fly ball in the lights and it went for an inside-the-park homer.  Neri had three hits for Regina.  Dave Kostenuk picked up the win in relief.  He retired all seven batters he faced.

Powell, Kostenuk (9) and Tanner
Sylvester, Read (9) and Strother

July 24 - Bill Lynn of Williston took over the lead in the batting race with a .415 average.  Miles McWilliams slipped into a tie for second with Edmonton's Stan Charnofsky, both at .398.  Cliff Pemberton of Regina was fourth, at .354.  McWilliams and Curly Williams of Lloydminster-North Battleford led in homers, each with five.  Norm Forsythe of Edmonton continued to lead the pitchers, with an ERA of 2.04.  

July 24 - Norm Forsythe held Williston to just three hits as Edmonton defeated the Oilers 3-0 in a game called after six innings by rain.  Forsythe also singled in the first Eskimo run.  Art Ersepke doubled in the second run and scored the third on a wild pitch.  It was Forsythe's ninth win against one defeat.

Blakeslee and Bach
Forsythe and Heath

July 25 - The Combines scored their fifth consecutive win shading the cellar-dwelling Williston Oilers 2-0 before 600 fans at Sportsman's Park.  Lefty Alton Arnold won his fourth straight tossing a four-hitter.  Arnold stuck out three while issuing only one free pass. Ed Tanner knocked in both runs, tripling home John Ford in the third and pushing Curly Williams home with a two-out single in the fifth.  The Combines had six hits off loser Bob Smith.   Art Stone and Tanner each had two hits while Arnold and Tom Bergeron had one apiece.

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Combines 001 010 00X 2 6 2
Smith (2-5) and Bach
Arnold (4-2) and Tanner

July 25 - Jim Withers hurled a five-hitter as Edmonton shutout Saskatoon 5-0.  One of the Eskimos six hits was an inside-the-park homer by Tom Satriano.

Hobson, Yates (7) and Garrett
Withers and Heath

July 26 - A grand slam homer by Curly Williams sparked the Combines to a 10-4 win over Williston in Canadian-American League action at Abbott Field at North Battleford. The Beaver-Meridians, who won for the sixth straight time, pounded home five runs in each of the fifth and eighth innings to walk off with the win.  Lefty Kelly Searcy went the distance for his third win, allowing only six hits.  He struck out nine and walked seven.   

After the teams had played  through four and a half scoreless innings, the Combines loaded the bases on consecutive singles by Don Buford and Ken Nelson and a walk to Monte Bond.  Williams then cleared the bases. Before reliever Ray Sims could put out the fire the Combines scored another as Searcy singled home John Ford.   The Oilers pushed across four runs in the seventh but the Combines scored five more in the eighth.

All the runs against Searcy were unearned.  Bill Hockenbury had a homer for Williston. 

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Combines 000 050 05X 10 13 1
Kumerow (2-6), R Sims (5) and Bach
Searcy (3-2) and Bryson

HR Williams (7)

July 26 - Art Ersepke's three-run homer in the bottom of the ninth gave the Eskimos a 14-11 win in a slugfest at Edmonton.  It was one of seven home runs in the game.  Rennie Crittenden had a grand slam for the Commodores.  John Werhas and Fred Scott also had four-baggers for Edmonton while Pete Estrada, Dan Adams and Joe Fischer added homers for Saskatoon.  

Graves, Popkin (4), Hobson (8), Springer (9) and Garrett
Vold, Sims (5), Forsythe (8) and Heath

July 27 -  Lefty Ted Richardson allowed just six hits in winning his fifth game and he helped at the plate with a homer as the Combines downed Regina 5-1.  The Senators had earlier stopped the Combines six game win streak with a 2-1 victory in the completion of the July 7th contest which was called after five innings by rain.  

A four-run fifth inning carried the Combines to their win.  Bruce Gardner walked the first three batters in the fifth.  Reliever Roger Barnson, in his first game in the circuit, struck out Tom Bergeron but gave up back-to-back doubles to Curly Williams and Monte Bond.  The two runs batted in for Williams gave him thirteen runs batted in over the last four games.  

Richardson's homer cleared both fences and traveled an estimated 400 feet. The Senators pushed across their single tally in the seventh as fleet centrefielder Ray Boaz doubled to score pinch hitter Gary LaComb who had walked.

In the completion contest, the Senators broke the 1-1 deadlock as Frank Neri singled in Phil Oyler in the sixth. Gardner, who had pitched the previous five innings on July 7th, picked up where he left off and gained his fifth win. Dave Kostenuk, who took over for Alton Arnold, was the loser.

Completion game

Regina      100 001 000 2 8 1
Combines 100 000 000 1 4 1
Gardner (5-2) and Strother
Arnold, Kostenuk (6) (3-2) and Tanner

Regular contest

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Combines  000 041 X  5  7 1
Gardner (5-3), Barnson (5) and Strother
Richardson and Bryson

HR Richardson (1)

July 27 -  Williston scored five unearned runs in the fourth inning and held on to beat Saskatoon 6-4.  Mark Clarke went the distance for the win.  He gave up eight hits, fanned six and walked ten.

Clarke and Bach
Crittenden, Graves (4) and Garrett

July 28 - The Regina Senators broke their seven game losing streak with a 4-3 win over the Combines at North Battleford.  Wayne Tucker and Gary Linthicum each poked solo homers in the fourth to give the Senators their margin of victory.  Roger Kudron took the win to even his season's record at 4-4.  Bill Powell was charged with the loss, his fourth straight after winning two.  Curly Williams blasted his eighth homer of the year in the sixth.  He collected two RBI.

Regina     101 200 0 4 9 0
Combines 100 002 0 3 5 1
Kudron (4-4), Read (6), Sylvester (7), Barnson (7) and Linthicum
Powell (2-4), Kostenuk (5) and Tanner

HR Williams (8)

July 28 - Saskatoon pounded out sixteen hits, including four triples, to down Williston 8-2.  Pete Estrada had three hits for the Commodores.  University of Arizona lefty Norm Popkin pitched a seven-hitter for the win and added a triple and single at the plate.  Ernie Kumerow drove in both Oilers' runs with a triple and two singles.  

Dutt, Kumerow (4) and Bach
Popkin and Garrett

July 29 -- Mick Mousalam and Mike White each had three hits to lead the Combines to a comeback 4-3 win over Saskatoon. The Combines took the lead in the second inning on Don Buford's two-run triple. The Commodores bounced back in the fourth to tie and Len Breckner's solo homer in the sixth gave the Commodores the lead. Combines scored the tying and winning runs in the seventh on a walk to Curly Williams, and successive singles to Ken Nelson and MousalamAlton Arnold, who needed help from Dave Kostenuk in the eighth, took the win.  It was the lefthander's fifth straight victory.  Saskatoon catcher Jim Garrett picked three men off base with pin-point throws.

Combines  020 000 200 4 12 1
Saskatoon 000 201 000 3  7 0
Arnold (5-2), Kostenuk (8) and Tanner, Bryson (9)
Springer (0-2) and Garrett

HR Breckner

July 29 -  Bill Hockenbury blasted a pair of two-run homers to lead the Oilers to an 8-6 win over Edmonton at Williston.  It was the first time the Oilers had beaten the Eskimos.  Hockenbury added a single, good for his fifth RBI.  Joe Campise had a homer for Edmonton.  

Jones and Heath
Smith, Sims (9) and Bach

July 30 -  Speedy Don Buford scored on an error in the 14th inning to give the Combines a 7-6 win over Saskatoon.  Buford had been caught in a "hot box" between third and home but pitcher Gene Graves threw the ball well over the head of catcher Jim Garrett. Combines had tallied one in the ninth to tie. Commodores threatened in the bottom of the 14th as Lee Murphy sent a long fly ball to deep centre field only to have Buford make a spectacular catch.  Mike Dayne, third of four Combine pitchers, picked up the victory.  Dayne pitched 5 1/3 innings of scoreless relief to gain his fourth win of the campaign.   Gene Graves who pitched 11 2/3 innings in relief was charged with the loss.   Mike White, brilliant in the field, collected three hits.  He also had three Wednesday night.  The Commodores outhit the Combines 16 to 8. The game featured several defensive gems.  Third baseman Curly Williams robbed Garrett from driving in the winning run in the 9th and White made game-saving catches off Jeff Williams in the 9th and Garrett in the 13th. 

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Saskatoon 301 200 000 000 00 6 16 2
Searcy, Powell (6), Dayne (4-0) (9), Kostenuk (14) and Bryson
Hobson, Graves (4-7) (3) and Garrett

July 30 - Williston scored five in the eighth to edge Edmonton 12-11.  Mike Gillespie, Joe Campise and Art Ersepke homered for the Eskimos.  Bill Lynn led the Oilers with a pair of doubles.

Vold, Yaryan (3), Withers (8), Jones (8) and Heath
Blakeslee, Dutt (8), Sims (9) and Bach

July 31 - The Regina Senators pounded out 22 hits to wallop the Combines 20-9.  The Senators had a 19-1 lead after six innings.   Regina's Phil Oyler drove in six runs with a grand slam homer and three singles. Ed Tanner had a bases empty homer for the Combines.  Don Buford had a triple, while Tom Bergeron added a double and three singles and Monte Bond picked up three singles.  Roger Barnson, although tagged for 15 hits, went the distance and picked up the win.  The loss kept the Combines in second place, one and a half games behind the Edmonton Eskimos.

Combines 100 000 215   9 15 4
Regina      514 414 010 20 22 2
Richardson (5-5), Powell (3), Dayne (7) and Tanner
Barnson and Linthicum

HR Oyler
Tanner (3)

July 31 - Norm Forsythe scattered seven hits to post his 11th victory as Edmonton beat Williston 6-1.  Mark Clarke pitched a six-hitter for the Oilers and fanned 13, but also walked 13.  Joe Campise had a two-run homer for the Esks in the first inning.  

Forsythe and Heath
Clarke and Bach

Aug 1 - Frank Neri singled home Ray Boaz in the bottom of the ninth inning as the Regina Senators edged the Combines 4-3 at Taylor Field in Regina.  Newcomer Frank Warren, making his first start in the Can-Am League, went the distance for the win.  Alton Arnold also went the route in losing his first game after five straight victories.  Don Buford had a double and single while Monte Bond had two singles for the Combines.

Combines 201 000 000 3 9 4
Regina     001 200 001 4 10 1
Arnold (5-3) and Tanner, Bryson (8)
Warren and Linthicum

Aug 1 - Saskatoon scored three in the eighth to take a 4-2 win from the league-leading Edmonton Eskimos. Singles by Jeff Williams and Len Breckner and doubles from Ron Boone and Jim Garrett produced the three runs.  

Sims and Heath
Popkin, Hobson (2), Crittenden (6) and Garrett

Aug 2 - Williston Oilers pounded two pitchers for 13 hits in trouncing the Combines 11-1.  Ernie Kumerow scattered five hits for the victory.  Mike White led the Combines at the plate with a double.  Gord Morgan's three-run triple was the key blow for the Oilers.

Combines 000 010 000 1   5  2
Williston   301 205 00X 11 13 2
Searcy (3-3), Kostenuk (1) and Bryson
Kumerow (3-6) and Bach

Aug 2 - Len Breckner had three hits and three runs batted in to lead the Commodores to a 7-4 win over Edmonton.  Saskatoon took a 3-0 lead in the first inning on doubles by Dan Adams, Jim Garrett and Breckner and a single by Eloyd Robinson,

Withers and Heath
Popkin, Hobson (6), Graves (7) and Garrett

Aug 3 -- Combines bounced back from two successive loses to thump the Williston Oilers 10-3.  Ted Richardson pitched a five-hitter in gaining his 6th win.  He stuck out 14 batters.  Marv Dutt, relieved by Bob Blakeslee in the 7th, was the loser.  Richardson was also the big man at the plate for the winners.   He slammed a two-run homer, his 2nd of the year.  Monte Bond had a double.

Combines 004 000 312 10 11 3
Williston    000 300 000  3   5 3
Richardson (6-5) and Tanner
Dutt (4-3), Blakeslee (7) and Bach

HR Richardson (2)

Aug 3 - Wayne Tucker had a homer and knocked in three runs as Regina defeated Edmonton 6-2. John Werhas had a homer for the Eskimos.

Sylvester and Linthicum
Jones, Yaryan (5) and Heath

Aug 3 -  In an exhibition game, Saskatoon whipped the Drain, Oregon Black Sox 8-1.  The Sox were the 1958 semi-pro champions in the United States.  Commodores had 14 hits while Lew Hobson, Morris Yates and Rennie Crittenden combined to hold the visitors to 8 safeties.  Peter Estrada led Saskatoon with three hits while Dan Adams and Lee Murphy each had a pair.  Dick Montee went all the way for Drain.

The Black Sox, who operate independently under owner Harold Woolley, won the National Baseball Congress title in 1958 with a seven-game sweep in Wichita.  The Sox won 46 of 52 games.  It was the team's third season as an independent club. Previously, the Sox played in the Southwest Oregon league winning the title four times in six seasons.  The loop folded in 1956.  Drain played two games against Edmonton.  The first ended in a scoreless tie when called by rain after five innings.  Eskimos won the second contest 2-1.

Montee and Olson
Hobson, Yates (4), Crittenden (7) and Garrett

Aug 4 -  Elwood Hahn held the Commodores to five hits as Drain Black Sox scored a 4-1 win in an exhibition contest in Saskatoon.  Hahn fanned 11 and walked three. Saskatoon manager Roy Taylor starter a 17-year-old junior pitcher, Ross Stone, who went the distance.  Commodores had a triple play in the ninth.

Hahn and Olson
Stone and Garrett

Aug 4 - Williston pounded out 17 hits to edge the Combines 9-8 at Williston.  The Oilers scored the winning run in the bottom of the ninth with Ray Haroldson driving in the winner. Ernie Kumerow, who came in relief of Ray Sims in the 8th, got credit for the win.  Mike Dayne, third of three Combines pitchers was charged with his first loss. Curly Williams hit his ninth homer, while Don Buford had a triple, Dayne a double and Ed Tanner and Tom Bergeron three singles apiece.

Combines  231 010 100 8 14 0
Williston     301 200 021 9 17 2
Searcy, Powell (1), Dayne (4-1) (4) and Tanner
Sims, Kumerow (4-6) (8) and Bach

HR Williams (9)
Zoonie McLean Williston

Aug 4 -  Regina blew a 7-0 lead and fell to the Eskimos, 8-7.  Edmonton scored five in the sixth, helped by triples from Bill Heath and Tom SatrianoJoe Campise had three hits for the Eskimos. Phil Oyler knocked in three for the Senators with a bases-loaded double.  

Gardner, Read (6) and Linthicum
Forsythe, Withers (4) and Heath

Aug 5 - The Combines erased a 1-0 deficit with three runs in the bottom of the 8th to down the Regina Senators 3-1. A streak of wildness by Roger Kudron, the Regina starter, and clutch hitting by Curly Williams and John Ford proved to be the difference. After getting the first man, Jerry Bryson,  to ground out, Tom Bergeron and Don Buford were issued free passes.  Wayne Tucker pulled Kudron in favour of ace reliever Darrell Read.  Read walked Bond to load the sacks.  Curly Williams brought home the tying marker with a sacrifice fly to right field.  Tanner was given an intentional walk and John Ford then poked a sharp single over second to bring in two runs and give the Combines their 24th victory. The Combines had only three hits off the combined offerings of Kudron and Read

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Combines 000 000 03X 3 3 3
Kudron (4-5), Read (8) and Linthicum
Arnold (6-3), Kostenuk (9) and Tanner

Aug 5 - Len Gabrielson paced a 12-hit Edmonton attack with a two-run homer in the third inning as the Eskimos downed Saskatoon 6-3.  Lee Murphy had a run-scoring triple for the Commodores.  Jim Sims went the route holding Saskatoon to five hits. 

Hobson, Graves (3), Crittenden (7) and Garrett
Sims and Heath

Aug 6 -- The Combines scored single runs in the first and third innings and then held off an eighth inning threat by Regina to edge the Senators 2-1.  Kelly Searcy, who gave way to Dave Kostenuk in the 8th, took the win.  Frank Warren (1-1) went the distance for the losers. Tom Bergeron was the big gun for the winners with three hits.  Ray Boaz had a triple and a single for the losers.

Regina       000 000 010  1 7 0
Combines  101 000 00x  2 8 1
Warren (1-1) and Strother
Searcy (4-3), Kostenuk (8) and Tanner.

Aug 6 -- Pete Estrada tripled in two runs in the ninth as Saskatoon rallied to beat Edmonton 5-4.  It was Estrada's third hit of the night.  Len Gabrielson had a homer for the Eskimos. Commodores handed Norm Forsythe the loss, his second against eleven wins.

Yates, Graves (5), Hobson (7), Crittenden (9) and Garrett
Forsythe, Withers (9) and Heath

Aug 7 -  The Combines took advantage of the dark to score a 3-2 win over Saskatoon.  Commodores had scored two runs in the top of the 9th but the markers were wiped out when the game was called because of darkness. Monte Bond rapped out a two-run homer and a single to account for all three runs for the Combines. Ted Richardson went the distance for the win. Paul Springer, first of three Saskatoon hurlers was the loser. 

Saskatoon 011 000 00 2 
Combines  000 010 20 3 
Springer (0-3), Hobson (7), Graves (8) and Garrett 
Richardson (8-5) and Tanner. 

HR Bond (2) 

Aug 7 -  In a rare starting assignment, right-hander Darrell Read pitched a complete game seven-hitter to lead Regina to a 6-2 win over Williston.  Ron Stillwell led the Senators at the plate with four hits.  Steve Strother added a pair of doubles.  Gord Morgan had a triple for the Oilers.

Blakeslee and Bach
Read and Strother

Aug 8 -  Combines took an early 5-0 lead over Saskatoon but watched the Commodores  score 14 runs in the seventh inning to win 14-10.  Saskatoon sent seventeen men to the plate in the fateful inning.  Grand slam homers, by Pete Estrada and Eloyd Robinson, were among the hits.  Pitcher Bill Powell and catcher Jerry Bryson had homers for the Combines. 

Popkin, Hobson (3), Graves (8) and Garrett
Powell, Kostenuk (7), Arnold (7), Ford (7) and Bryson

Aug 8 - Regina notched a pair of runs in the bottom of the ninth inning to beat Williston 8-7 and sweep a double-header.  Senators won the opener 8-2 behind Blaine Sylvester's five-hitter.  In the second game both the tying and winning runs were forced in by walks.  Oiler hurlers allowed nine walks in the first game and twelve in the nightcap.

Clarke, Healy (3) and Bach
Sylvester and Strother

Kumerow, Hockenbury (9) and Bach
Barnson, Warren (8) and Strother

Aug 9 - Williston Oilers swept a Canadian-American baseball league doubleheader from Regina Senators, 2-1 and 6-5. 

In the opener, Marv Dutt limited the Senators to four hits. Oilers got only three hits off losing pitcher Bruce Gardner. Williston scored a run in the first inning on an error and Bill Lynn's single. Senators tied the score in the second on a hit batsman and three walks. Oilers scored the winner in the fourth as Larry Exel tripled home Gord Morgan.

In the second game, Ray Sims was the winning pitcher and helped out at the dish with a two-run triple. Exel had three singles and Lynn a double and two singles. 

Regina    010 000 000 1 4 1 
Williston  100 100 00x 2 3 1 
Gardner and Strother
Dutt and Bach 

Regina    020 020 010 5  9 3 
Williston  003 030 00x 6 11 3 
Kudron and Strother
Sims and Bach 

Aug 9 - Edmonton's Joe Campise singled and scored on an error in the 14th inning as the Eskimos beat Saskatoon Commodores 5-4 in Canadian-American league play at Edmonton. Eskimos jumped off to an early 3-0 lead in the first inning, but needed a run in the bottom of the ninth for a 4-4 tie. Ralph Vold was credited with the win, his first of the season. Lew Hobson took the loss, his eighth. 

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Edmonton  300 000 001 000 001 5 15 0 
Crittenden, Yates (1), Graves (6), Springer (9), Hobson (9) and Garrett
Jones, Withers (9), Vold (9) and Heath. 

Aug 10 - Williston scored three runs in each of the first and second innings and coasted to a 7-4 win over Regina.  A triple by Gord Morgan and a double by Steve Bach were the key blows for the Oilers.  

Warren and Strother
Blakeslee and Bach

Aug 11 - Norm Forsythe pitched a five-hitter in gaining his twelfth victory of the year in downing the Lloydminster-North Battleford Combines 9-4.   The Eskimos scored seven runs in the first three innings and added one in the fourth and fifth to coast to the win. Alton Arnold started for the Combines giving up seven of the nine runs.  Dave Kostenuk came in with one out in the third and went the rest of the way.  Mike White was the big man for the Combines with two hits.   Don Buford had a triple for the losers.

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Edmonton 412 110 00X 9 15 2
Arnold (6-4); Kostenuk (3) and Bryson, Tanner (4)
Forsythe (12-2) and Heath

Aug 11 - Mark Clarke lost his bid for a no-hitter and a win on one pitch in the eighth inning.  Ron Boone's homer, his first of the season, was the only hit the Williston hurler allowed but it was enough as the Commodores took a 1-0 victory before 1,000 fans at Cairns Field.  Up to the eighth, Clarke had allowed just three base runners, all on walks.  He fanned ten.  It was a heart-breaking loss for the 19-year-old native of Magrath, Alberta who attends the University of Arizona. Norm Popkin pitched a five-hitter to pick up the win.

Clarke and Bach
Popkin and Garrett

Aug 11 - Williston added veteran Negro pitcher Sugar Cain to their pitching staff to replace Bob Smith who had to return home.

Aug 12 - The Combines scored four runs on four hits in the fourth inning and held on to edge the Edmonton Eskimos 4-3.  Curly Williams led the Combines attack with his 10th homer.  Tom Bergeron and Don Buford each had three hits in five trips. Ted Richardson went the distance picking up his eighth win of the season.   Jim Withers was charged with the loss.

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Richardson (8-5) and Tanner
Withers (7-6) and Heath

HR Williams (10)

Aug 12 - The Commodores, who had just one hit the night before, blasted out sixteen in a 10-0 trouncing of the Oilers at Saskatoon.  Rennie Crittenden tossed a six-hitter for Saskatoon's second straight shutout win over Williston.  Eloyd Robinson had a two-run homer, a triple and three singles to pace the Commodores' attack.  He scored three times and drove in three.  Danny Adams, Jim Garrett, Len Breckner and Lee Murphy each had two hits.

Kumerow, Blakeslee (2) and Bach
Crittenden and Garrett

Aug 13 - The Combines edged the Saskatoon Commodores 2-1 in a game called at the end of eight innings by darkness.  Kelly Searcy, who was relieved by Bill Powell at the start of the sixth, was credited with the win.  Morris Yates went the distance and absorbed his second loss against three wins.  Yates allowed only three hits.

Saskatoon 000 000 01 1 5 2 
Lloyd-NB   200 000 0x 2 3 0 
Yates (3-2) and Garrett
Searcy (5-3), Powell (6) and Tanner

Aug 13 - Williston erupted for five runs in the second and made them stand up for a 5-2 win over Regina.  After Zoonie McLean had led off with a single,  Blaine Sylvester walked three straight batters to force in the first run.  Roger Kudron relieved and was greeted with a single, a ground out and a sac fly which accounted for four more runs.  Marv Dutt went the distance for the win.  Cliff Pemberton, of the Senators, let the hitters with three hits.

Sylvester, Kudron (2) and Strother
Dutt and Bach

Aug 14 - Saskatoon lashed out fifteen hits, including five homers, to crush the Combines 15-4 at North Battleford.  Commodores hit for the "homer" cycle -- Danny Adams had a grand slam, Eloyd Robinson and Joe Fischer had a three-run homers, Lee Murphy had a two-run blast and Pete Estrada added a solo shot.  Three of the homers came in the second inning when the Commodores scored seven runs. Robinson also had a double and two singles to give him 11 hits in his last three games.  Jerry Bryson had given the Combines an early lead with the first inning homer.

Hobson, Graves (1) and Garrett
Kostenuk, Powell (2) and Tanner

Aug 14 - Zoonie McLean's three-run homer in the first frame was a key hit as the Oilers whipped Regina 11-5.  

Read, Barnson (8) and Linthicum
Sims and Bach, Haroldson (8)

Aug 14 - Bill Lynn maintained his lead atop the batting race with a .397 average, forty-one points better than the runner-up, Pete Estrada of Saskatoon.  Curly Williams of Lloydminster-North Battleford took over the lead in homers with nine, and RBI with 50.  Blaine Sylvester of Regina was the ERA leader at 2.97

Aug 15 - The Williston Oilers scored five runs in the first inning and made them stick for a 5-3 victory over the Edmonton Eskimos in a Canadian-American league game at Edmonton.

Oilers collected four unearned runs in the first as a result of two errors by Edmonton shortstop Freddie Scott and two walks and two hits given up by Esk's hurler Norm Forsythe. Jim Sims took over from Forsythe in the second and did not allow another run. He was relieved by Ralph Vold in the seventh. 

Winning pitcher was Marv Dutt, who came on in the second to relieve starter Mark Clarke. Gord Morgan smashed three hits for Oilers and manager Zoonie McLean hit twice. 

Williston    500 000 000 5 8 0 
Edmonton 210 000 000 3 6 2 
Clarke, Dutt (2) and Bach
Forsythe, Sims (2), Vold (7) and Heath 

Aug 16  -  Regina and Lloydminster-North Battleford battled to a scoreless tie that was halted by rain in the 12th inning. Frank Warren pitched the 11 scoreless innings for the Senators allowing just seven hits, while Ted Richardson and Dave Kostenuk combined to pitch 12 innings of shutout ball for the Combines.

Regina     000 000 000 000
Combines 000 000 000 00 rained
Warren and Linthicum, Strother (7)
Richardson, Kostenuk (11) and Tanner

Aug 16 - Williston clobbered Edmonton hurlers for 22 hits and took advantage of seven Eskimos errors as they coasted to a 16-3 win at Renfrew Park.  After the game, Edmonton general manager John Ducey imposed a midnight curfew for players terming the club's play "outrageous".  Bill Lynn and Ray Haroldson each had four hits for the winners while Gord Morgan, Bill Hockenbury and Zoonie McLean each had three.

Kumerow and Bach
Jones, Yaryan (3), Withers (5) and Heath

Aug 17 - Williston, making a late charge for the playoffs posted their fifth straight win, 7-4 over the Combines.  Gord Morgan's two-run homer in the fourth was a key blow for the Oilers.  Mike White had three hits for the Combines including a homer and a triple.

Blakeslee, Dutt (7) and Bach
Arnold, Kostenuk (7) and Bryson

Aug 17 - Regina swept a double-header from Saskatoon, scoring early in the first game and late in the second.  Senators plated five runs in the first two innings of the opener and won, 7-4.  In the nightcap, Regina fell behind 11-7 in the top of the tenth, but erupted for five runs in the bottom of the extra frame to take a 12-11 victory.   

There were four homers in the first game, two for each team. Cliff Pemberton and Ron Stillwell for Regina,  Lee Murphy and Joe Fischer for Saskatoon.  Phil Oyler and Roger Tomlinson each had five hits on the day for the Senators.  Eloyd Robinson had three doubles and a single in the second game for the Commodores.  

Popkin, Graves (2) and Garrett
Sylvester and Strother

Crittenden, Graves (3), Hobson (9),Yates (10), Popkin (10) and Garrett
Gardner, Read (10) and Strother

Aug 18 - A five-run eighth inning carried Regina to an 8-4 win over Saskatoon in a game at Taylor Field.  Senators scored on singles by Lionel Ruhr and Steve Strother, doubles by Roger Kudron and Ron Stillwell, a walk, a sacrifice and two Saskatoon errors. Stillwell led the offensive with a triple, double and two singles.  Saskatoon manager Roy Taylor was ejected in the fifth inning after disputing a call at second base.

Hobson, Crittenden (8) and Garrett
Kudron and Strother

Aug 19 - Combines swept a pair from Williston in double-header action at North Battleford.  Kelly Searcy held the Oilers to eight hits as the Combines won the opener 11-2.  Mick Mousalam led the winners with three hits. Don Buford and Johnny Ford hit back-to-back homers in the fifth inning of the second game to lead the Combines to 10-6 win.  Ford had four hits.  Williston starter Mark Clarke issued ten bases on balls before being relieved in the fourth inning. Gord Morgan homered for the Oilers.

Dutt, Blakeslee (6) and Bach
Searcy and Tanner

Clarke, Hockenbury (4) and Bach
Powell, Kostenuk (5) and Bryson

Aug 19 - Jim Sims allowed 16 hits but went the distance as the Eskimos outlasted Saskatoon 7-6 in the first game of a twin-bill at Edmonton.  Art Ersepke had a homer and single for the Esks. Danny Adams had four hits for Saskatoon. Commodores scored twice in the eighth on a walk, infield single and two errors to win the second game 6-5.  Eloyd Robinson had two doubles and a single for Saskatoon, Len Gabrielson belted a two-run triple for Edmonton

Yates, Popkin (2) and Garret
Sims and Heath

Withers, Vold (8) and Heath
Springer, Yates (6) and Garrett

Aug 20 - Ted Richardson allowed only two hits to lead Lloydminster-North Battleford to a 4-1 win over Williston.  Combines scored three in the ninth to take the victory.  Bill Lynn's solo homer had given the Oilers a 1-0 lead in the seventh inning.  Gord Morgan's single was the only other Williston hit. 

Richardson and Tanner
Kumerow and Bach

Aug 21 - Regina's Frank Warren lost a bid for a no-hitter with one out in the seventh as the Senators took the seven-inning opener of a twin-bill with Edmonton, 3-1.  Tom Satriano's single was the first blow off Warren.  Bill Heath followed with another single and Len Gabrielson accounted for the lone Eskimo run with a sacrifice fly.  Edmonton bounced back to win the second game 12-2 as Satriano had four hits and Mike Gillespie had three.  Norm Forsythe picked up the win.

Vold and Heath
Warren and Strother

Forsythe and Heath
Sylvester, Kudron (6) and Strother

Aug 22 - Gene Graves pitched five-hit, shutout ball as Saskatoon beat Regina 3-0.  Graves fanned ten.  Lefty Bruce Gardner was working on a one-hitter when Saskatoon broke loose for two runs in the 6th.  Jeff Williams' triple scored Eloyd Robinson and Williams scored on a sacrifice fly.  Commodores scored an insurance run in the 8th on Jim Garrett's single.

Gardner and Strother
Graves and Garrett

Aug 22 - Edmonton pounded out 18 hits in an 11-8 win over Williston. John Werhas led the attack with a double and three singles.  Bill Lynn homered for the Oilers.

Jones, Vold (9) and Heath
Dutt, Blakeslee (6), Kumerow (7) and Bach

Aug 23 - Edmonton had just five hits off Williston's Mark Clarke but took advantage of eleven walks, a hit batsman, a balk and four wild pitches to score a 7-1 victory.  Jim Withers went the distance for the win.

Withers and Heath
Clarke and Bach

Aug 23 -- Regina scored four in the eighth to beat Saskatoon 7-4.  John Regoli and Phil Oyler each had a triple and a single for the Senators.  Darrell Read, with hitless relief from Frank Warren, got the win.

Read, Warren (8) and Strother
Crittenden, Hobson (8) and Garrett

Aug 24 - Lloydminster-North Battleford exploded for seven runs in the sixth inning enroute to an 11-2 win over Edmonton and sole possession of first place, one game up on the Eskimos.  Don Buford and Johnny Ford hit homers for the Combines.  John Werhas had a homer for the Eskimos.  Alton Arnold spaced seven hits to gain the pitching victory.

Sims, Vold (6), Yaryan (8) and Heath
Arnold and Tanner

Aug 24 - In a wild ending in Williston, Saskatoon scored four times in the top of the 10th then held on as the Oilers got three in the bottom of the inning to escape with a 10-9 triumph.  The win gave Saskatoon a one game lead over the Oilers in the battle for the final playoff spot. Jeff Williams, Pete Estrada and Dan Adams hit homers for the Commodores.  Adams also added three singles while catcher Jim Garrett contributed a pair of doubles.  Garrett ended the contest with a sparkling defensive play, as he leaped high against the back screen to snag Zoonie McLean's pop fly for the final out with the tying run on second base.

The Saskatoon general manager, Spero Leakos, revealed that pitcher-outfielder Rennie Crittenden might be lost for the season.  Crittenden injured his knee on Sunday and wasn't able to play Monday.

Popkin, Graves (8) and Garrett
Sims, Hockenbury (8) and Haroldson, Bach (8)

Aug 25 - Norm Forsythe pitched a three-hitter to win his 14th game of the season as Edmonton shaded the Combines 4-2 in Lloydminster to regain a share of top spot in the league standings.  Forsythe and Tom Satriano each had two hits for the Esks.  Curly Williams drove in both Combines' runs with a double.

Forsythe and Heath
Richardson and Tanner

Aug 25 - Williston kept its playoff hopes alive pounding two Saskatoon hurlers for 17 hits to beat the Commodores 9-7. Dennis Healy had a grand slam homer and double for the Oilers.  Zoonie McLean added a homer and a single while Bill Lynn and Larry Exel each had four hits. Eloyd Robinson had a bases-loaded homer for Saskatoon.  Commodores lost the services of Pete Estrada who suffered a twisted knee in the warmup.  It was feared he would be lost for the season.

Hobson, Graves (7) and Garrett
Dutt and Haroldson

Aug 26 - Jim Garrett and Eloyd Robinson each had three hits and Ron Boone had a pair of doubles as Saskatoon whipped the Combines 10-4.  Garrett, batting in the cleanup spot in the absence of Pete Estrada, drove in three runs. Tom Bergeron and Johnny Ford each had two hits for Lloydminster-North Battleford.  The triumph lifted Saskatoon into sole possession of fourth spot, a full game up on the Williston Oilers.  Commodores had four games remaining, the Oilers had three.

Searcy, Kostenuk (3) and Tanner
Yates and Garrett

Aug 26 - Williston had 13 hits but stranded 14 and lost, 6-3, to Regina.  Twice the Oilers left the bases loaded.  Ron Stillwell had a triple and double for the Senators. The loss dropped the Oilers a full game back of the Commodores in the fight for the final playoff spot.

Blakeslee and Bach
Warren and Strother

Aug 27 - Len Breckner belted two homers as Saskatoon defeated the Combines 6-2.  Gene Graves tossed a seven-hitter and fanned 13 in gaining his third win in the last six days. 

Powell and Tanner
Graves and Garrett

Aug 27 - Regina erased a 6-2 deficit with five runs in the sixth inning and beat Williston 7-6.   Ron Stillwell opened the inning with his third hit of the night.  Roger Tomlinson followed with a single and John Regoli drove one to centre field for what looked like another single, but the ball hopped over the head of Bill Lynn and rolled to the fence for a three-run homer.  With the bases loaded on walks, newcomer Mike Noakes, slapped a single to score two more.

Kumerow, Clarke (6),Sims (6) and Haroldson
Kudron and Strother

Aug 28 - The Senators scored all their runs in the second inning and went on to beat Saskatoon 6-2.   Hits by John Regoli, Wayne Tucker, Gary Linthicum, Steve Strother and Mike Noakes and two errors accounted for the half dozen runs.  Lee Murphy had a homer for the Commodores.  

Read and Strother
Popkin, Hobson (2) and Garrett                              

Aug 29 - Edmonton clinched first place in the league standings as the Eskimos pounded out 24 hits on the day to sweep a twin-bill from the Combines at Renfrew Park, 9-3 and 12-0.  Bill Heath had four hits, including a triple, and Len Gabrielson had three hits as the Esks won the opener.  In the second game, Norm Forsythe and Ken Yaryan combined on a one-hitter as Edmonton whipped the Combines 12-0.  John Werhas and Tom Satriano each had three hits for the winners. The defeats ran the Combines losing streak to five games.

Arnold, Powell (3) and Tanner
Jones, Vold (6) and Heath

Richardson, Kostenuk (4) and Bryson
Forsythe, Yaryan (8) and Heath

Aug 29 - Shortstop Danny Adams belted a first inning homer and added three singles to lead Saskatoon to a 10-5 win over Regina in a sloppy contest that had thirteen errors.  The win clinched the final playoff spot for the Commodores. Reliever Gene Graves allowed just two hits in 4 1/3 innings to pick up the win.  He fanned seven and walked just one.  Commodores announced that two stars from Williston, outfielder Bill Lynn and pitcher Marvin Dutt, would be joining the club for the playoffs. The recruits replaced two injured players, Pete Estrada and Paul Springer.  Saskatoon also lost Len Breckner, who suffered a sprained ankle, and Ron Boone, who had to return to a California teaching assignment.

Gardner and Strother
Yates, Graves (5) and Garrett

Aug 30 - Mike Dayne threw a five-hitter as the Combines avoided a double sweep at the hands of the Eskimos with a 8-4 win in the second game of a twin-bill in Lloydminster.  Ken Nelson had a single, two doubles and a triple for the Combines while Don Buford chipped in with three singles. Edmonton won the opener 5-0 as Jim Withers tossed a three-hitter. 

Withers and Heath
Searcy, Kostenuk (2) and Tanner

Yaryan and Demeriez
Dayne and Bryson

Aug 30 - Marv Dutt won his seventh game on a seven-hitter as Williston beat Regina 9-6.  Dennis Healy led the Oiler attack with a double and single.  Gary Linthicum had a three-run homer for Regina.

Sylvester, Kudron (6), Warren (8) and Linthicum
Dutt and Haroldson

Aug 31 - Edmonton wound up the regular schedule on a winning note, trouncing the Combines 17-5 at North Battleford.  Eskimos pounded out 19 hits including homers by Tom Satriano, Len Gabrielson and Ralph Vold. Satriano also had a triple and two singles.

Jones, Vold (6) and Demeriez
Powell, Ford (2), Nelson (5) and Tanner

Aug 31 -  Regina closed out the regular schedule with a 10-7 win over Williston. Senators pounded out sixteen hits including home runs by Gary Linthicum and John RegoliRon Stillwell had a triple and two singles.  Steve Bach had a homer and four runs batted in for the Oilers.

Barnson, Sylvester (6)
Sims, Kumerow (1), Blakeslee (8)