1961 Game Reports, Vancouver, Lower Mainland, Fraser Valley     

1961 Vancouver, Lower Mainland, Fraser Valley 
1961 BC Interior 
1961 Vancouver Island   


The old Industrial League joined up with the newly formed Burrard Major League to play an interlocking schedule in 1961. The Burrard teams were mainly made up of graduating players from the 18-and-under Connie Mack programs.

Boilermakers, CYO, Longshoremen, Westerns

North Vancouver, Optimists, Simon Fraser, South Hill Athletics

(May 7)  The defending champion Boilermakers got off to a good start downing CYO 7-5 in the opening game of the new season. Shortstop Roy Archer smacked a double and two singles to pace the winners. Teammate Ken Ross, the 1960 batting champion, collected a pair. Ed Ems clubbed two doubles for the losers.

Stein, Christie (L) (1), Wild (3) and Lowery
Mayervich (W) and Ross

(May 11)   Longshoremen upset the Boilermakers 7-5 Thursday as Barry Hooper cracked a two-run homer for the winners and Dave Skilnick had three singles. Ron Montgomery stymied the defending champs on seven hits. Ken Ross blasted a homer and double for the Boilermakers. George Wood also had a four-bagger for the losers.

Neilson, Mayervich (6) and Ross
Montgomery (W) and Schieber

(May 12)  Rookie Darryl Fenton's two run homer Friday earned Westerns a 303 draw with CYO. The game was called after seven innings because of darkness.

Kilby and Schultz
Wilson and Erickson 

(May 15)  Boilermakers capitalized on a first inning throwing error to post a 7-1 victory over CYO Monday. With runners on second and third, pitcher Roy Nosella attempted to pick off the runner at third on a grounder from Ken Ross. The ball ended up in left field with three runs crossing the plate.

Nosella (L), Kilby (3), Magus (6) and Lowery
Winbow (W), Neilson (5) and Ross

(May 16)  Timely singles by Gordie Simpson sparked North Van to a 5-1 victory over Westerns Tuesday. Lefty Dave Empey fired a two-hitter for the win.

Empey (W) and Parr
Mahon, McCue (4) and Erickson

(May 24)   Bob Elliott and Sandy Nielson combined on a five-hitter Wednesday as the Boilermakers blanked CYO 3-0 to move into first place in the Industrial League standings. Bob Hazeldine and Bob Collings each had two hits for the winners. Jack Kilby allowed eight hits in going the distance for CYO.

Elliott (W), Nielson (7) and Ross
Kilby (L) and Lowery

(May 24)  Murray Carle fanned 12 in pitching the Optimists to a 10-3 win over North Vancouver.

Acaster (L), Nicholl (5) and Sullivan
Carle (W) and Fennings

(May 25)   South Hill broke a 2-2 tie with a five-run sixth inning en route to an 8-2 victory over Western Bridge Thursday. Mike Fleming and Barry Moscovitch each belted a homer for the winners who had just six hits.  Ray Crosato yielded only two hits, but survived 13 walks to get the win.

Crosato (W) and Leonard
McCue (L), Kayria (6) and Erickson

(May 27)   Nick Craig shutout Westerns 10-0 with a two-hitter Saturday as Longshoremen pounded out 16 hits and scored in each of the seven innings.

Craig (W) and Schrieber
Wilson (L), Mahon (5), McCue (5) and Erickson

(May 28)   Longshoremen slipped into first place in the league standings with a 9-1 romp over the Optimists. Ray Marshall slammed a pair of home runs for the winners and Harry Schrieber and Ivor Saundry added singletons. Ron Montgomery, who relieved in the first inning, went the rest of the way for the win.

Shamro, Montgomery  (W) (1) and Schrieber
Kieler (L) and Fennings

In the Burrard League, North Van shaded Simon Fraser 3-2 as lefty Dave Empey allowed just two hits.

Hays, Kennedy (5) and Taylor
Empey (W) and Sullivan  

(May 29)   Simon Fraser erupted for six runs in the second inning and held on for a 9-6 triumph over South Hill Athletics.

Burton, Herron (L) (2) and Leonard
Johnson, Michaud (W)(4) and Osadchuk

(May 30)    Westerns had just five hits but managed to rack up their first win of the season Tuesday downing CYO 9-6 at Powell Grounds. Pete Eades drove in five runs with a homer and double and Glen Brandt smacked a two-bagger to bring in a pair.

Christie, Magus (4) and Lowery
Zaillo (W) and Erickson

In the Burrard League, Larry Shannon fired a one-hitter as South Hill blanked Optimists 3-0. Shannon racked up 11 strikeouts.

Heath (L) and Fennings
Shannon (W) and Doyle

(May 31)   Blanked for six innings, the Boilermakers capitalized on an error in the bottom of the seventh to score four times to edge Longshoremen 4-3 Wednesday at the Powell Grounds. Boilermakers loaded the bases with one out as Bob Collings tapped a seemingly harmless grounder to Longshoremen's third sacker Rich McPhee who bobbled the ball and booted it into the dugout. Two runners scored and the runners advanced to second and third. Norm Usselman promptly doubled to score both runners for the victory. Reliever Bob Elliott picked up the mound triumph.

Menzies, Montgomery (L) (4) and Schrieber
Winbow, Elliott (W) (5) and Ross

(June 21)  Gary Winbow hurled a no-hitter Wednesday night as Boilermakers remained atop the league standings with a 3-1 victory over Westerns.  The left-hander fanned 12 and allowed three free passes.  The lone run against him came in the third inning when losing pitcher Ian McCue walked, went to third on an error and scored on an infield out.  It was Winbow's second career no-hitter.

Winbow (W) and Ross, Usselman (5)
McCue (L) and Willis

(June 21)   

(June 22)  Barry Menzies and Ron Montgomery combined on a no-hitter for the Longshoremen Thursday to give the league its second no-hitter in two days.  Menzies went the first four innings as the Longshoremen topped North Vancouver 2-1.  Ray Marshall had a homer for the winners.  The deciding run came in the seventh and last inning on a walk and two North Van errors.

Menzies, Montgomery (5) and Esplen
Empey and Sullivan  

(July 6)  CYO scored three runs in the top of the seventh and held on to edge North Vancouver 5-4 Thursday at Powell Grounds. Shortstop Ed Ems drove in two of the three markers with a triple and Ron Schultz singled him home.

Mayervich, Kilby (5), Christie (7) and Lowery
Beckett (L) and Tarr

(July 7)  Boilermakers rallied for a pair in the top of the seventh inning to salvage a 5-5 draw with the Longshoremen. Barry Hooper added to his league-leading RBI record by driving in two runs for the Longshoremen with a single in the sixth. Norm Usselman cracked two solo homers for the Boilermakers.

Winbow, Elliott (6) and Ross
Montgomery and Esplen

(July 8-9)   CYO of the Industrial League carried off the honours in an eight-team tournament over the weekend at Queen's Park Stadium.  CYO shaded the Duffs 8-7 in the final Sunday night. Kumi Okomoto was credited with the win but gave way to Ross Christian in the fifth inning. Ken Noble of the Duffs had the big blow of the game, a circuit shot right out of the stadium. 

Larsen (L), Tanner (1), Webster (4) and Lorenz
Okomoto (W), Christian (5) and Lowery

(July 10)   Boilermakers scored five of their six runs on homers Monday to beat CYO 6-2 to move into first place in the Industrial League standings. The big blow was Norm Usselman's three-run shot in the second. Bob Hazeldine and George Wood also had four-baggers.

Elliott (W), Winbow (5) and Ross
Mayervich (L) and Schultz

(July 13)  The game went just five innings because of darkness but saw seven pitchers, six errors, 14 hits and 16 runs. Boilermakers strengthened their hold on first place with an 11-5 victory in spite of homers by Pete Eades and Hallam of the Westerns.

Bryant, Zailo (2), Stein (3), Addison (5) and Fenton
Neilson, Archer (5), Winbow (5) and Ross

(July 16)  Simon Fraser clinched first place in the Burrard League Sunday night at Mahon Park downing Seaforth 7-3. Bill Kennedy allowed five hits in going the route for the winners.

Kennedy (W) and Osadchuk
Empey (L) and Sullivan

(July 16)   Ray Marshall, who got a second chance when a pickoff move was ruled a balk, scored the winning run in the bottom of the final frame as Longshoremen edged CYO 4-3.  Marshall was picked off at first base but the umpire sent Marshall down to second after calling pitcher Jack Kilby for the illegal move, Barry Hooper promptly doubled to bring in the deciding marker.

Kilby (L) and Lowery
Menzies, Montgomery (W) (1) and Schrieber

(July 17)  Darryl Fenton rapped a dramatic grand-slam homer in the final inning Monday to give Westerns an 8-6 win over the Boilermakers.

Kerchum, Kariya  (W) (2) and Willis, Fenton (4)
Winbow (L), Neilson (7) and Ross

(July 23)   Right-hander Al Mayervich held Simon Fraser to four hits and fanned 11 as Boilermakers held on to the top rung in the league standings with a 6-1 victory Sunday. Norm Usselman led the winners with three hits.

Mayervich (W) and Usselman
Rutter (L), Kennedy (6) and Osadchuk

(July 24)  Westerns kept alive their playoff hopes Monday with an 8-4 victory over CYO. Second baseman Walt Hallam punched out a homer and two singles for the winners. After falling behind 3-0 in the first inning, Westerns rallied with four in the second and three in the third to secure the "W".

Okamoto, Mayervich (3) and Schultz
Zailo (W) and Fenton

(July 25)   Dave Empey tossed a gem Tuesday at Powell Street Grounds halting the Longshoremen with a no-hitter in a 9-0 triumph for North Vancouver. The 20-year-old left-hander fanned eight and walked none in posting his sixth win of the season. Two batters reached on errors to spoil his bid for a perfect game.

Empey (W) and Sullivan
Dell, Montgomery (3), Craig (7) and Schrieber

(July 27)   South Hill downed Westerns 6-4 Thursday in spite of a homer by Westerns Gary Zailo.

Bryant (L) and Fenton
Russell (W) and Doyle

(July 28)  Boilermakers repeated as Industrial League pennant winners Friday blanking Longshoremen 4-0. Al Mayervich won his seventh straight decision, without a loss, in tossing a three-hitter.

Menzies (L), Montgomery (2) and Miller
Mayervich (W) and Ross

(July 30)  Longshoremen were shutout for the second time in three days Sunday as CYO won 4-0. Cece Stein yielded just six hits in the whitewashing to best Nick Craig in the mound duel.

Craig (L) and Webb
Stein (W) and Ems

(July 31)  Boilermakers, who clinched the league pennant Sunday, squelched the Westerns last chance of making the playoffs whipping the Bridgemen 5-1.  Al Mayervich and Bob Elliott combined to toss a four-hitter in the victory.

Mayervich (W), Elliott (5) and Ross
Kariya (L), Bryant (5) and Fenton

(August 01)  Larry Shannon, signed recently by the Milwaukee Braves, came through with his best performance of the year Tuesday as South Hill whipped Longshoremen 9-0.  The 5'10" right-hander allowed just three hits and struck out seven in recording his fourth win of the season.  Another Milwaukee signee, Wayne Leonard clouted a two-run homer for the winners. 

Montgomery, Menzies (5), Schrieber (6) and Miller
Shannon (W) and Doyle

(August 02)  In a wild one at Powell Street Grounds, CYO scored five runs in the bottom of the seventh inning to upend Westerns 13-12. Shortstop John Kochan had a career game with three consecutive home runs, a single and a walk.

Addison (L) and Willis
Magus, Kilby (W) (5) and Ems

(August 03)  Lefty Dave Empey was outstanding Thursday firing a three-hit, 15 strikeout effort as North Vancouver blanked the Boilermakers 3-0.  Empey walked just one. 

Empey (W) and Sullivan
Elliott (L), Winbow (5) and Mayervich


(August 06)  South Hill Athletics downed the Longshoremen 6-3 to kick off their Industrial League - Burrard League playoff.  Barry Moscovitch paced the winners with a solo homer in the fourth inning. Ivor Saundry had a four-bagger for the Longshoremen.

Russell (W) and Doyle
Menzies (L) and Schrieber

(August 07)  Pitcher Jack Kilby hurled a six-hit shutout and scored the only run as CYO beat North Vancouver 1-0 to take a 2-0 game lead in their best-of-five semi-final.  In the sixth inning, Kilby doubled, advanced on a single by John Podmore and scored on a sacrifice fly by John Kochan.

Empey (L) and Sullivan
Kilby (W) and Lowery

(August 08)  Ivor Saundry smacked a grand-slam homer in the sixth inning Tuesday to give Longshoreman a 5-3 victory over South Hill to stave off elimination in the best-of-five series. Barry Moscovitch accounted for all the South Hill scoring with a three-run homer.

Herron (L) and Doyle
Montgomery (W) and Schrieber

CYO won its semi-final in three straight games, edging North Vancouver 5-4 as John Kochan singled in the winning run.  Lorne March belted a homer for the losers.

(August 09)   South Hill Athletics walloped Longshoremen 17-7 Wednesday at Gordon Park to win the best-of-five series in four games. The A's are to meet CYO Friday in a best-of-seven semi-final at Powell Street while Boilermakers and Simon Fraser start their series at Queen's Park Stadium.

(August 11)  In the opening games of the Industrial - Burrard semi-finals, the Industrial teams got the jump. Boilermakers stopped Simon Fraser 7-5 and CYO drubbed South Hill 15-2. CYO took a big early lead with five unearned runs in the first inning.  They added six in the third sparked by a two-run homer by catcher Gordie LoweryCece Stein had a double and single for the winners.  Mike Fleming rapped two doubles and a single for South Hill.  Jack Kilby fashioned a seven-hitter for the pitching win.

Witherley (L), Herron (1), Darion (3) and Leonard
Kilby (W) and Lowery

Al Mayervich scattered nine hits in a route-going effort for the Boilermakers who capitalized on five errors by Simon Fraser.  Linn Byland had three hits for the losers.

Mayervich (W) and Ross
Michaud, Kenney (5) and Osadchuk

(August 13)  Boilermakers, trailing 6-0, scored eight times in the fifth inning and added six more in the sixth Sunday at Powell Street Grounds to crush Simon Fraser 14-6 to take a 2-0 game lead in their semi-final series. George Wood and Bob Hazeldine combined for eight RBI. 

Smith, Rutter (5) and Taylor
Winbow, Neilson (W) (5) and Ross

South Hill got a four-hitter by Larry Shannon in a 3-2 win over CYO. 

Stein (L) and Lowery
Shannon (W) and Doyle

(August 14)  Trevor Swangard singled in a pair of runs in a four-run fourth inning Monday as CYO topped South Hill 6-3 to take a 2-1 game lead in the semi-final series.  Gordie Lowery smacked a first inning homer for the winners.  Kumi Okomoto held South Hill to five hits for the win.

Witherley (L), Herron (4) and Doyle
Okomoto (W) and Lowery

(August 15)  Larry Shannon doubled in two runs in the sixth inning Tuesday to give South Hill a 5-3 victory over CYO to knot their series at two games apiece. 

Kilby, Mayervich (5) and Lowery
Russell (W) and Doyle

(August 17)  CYO took an early 4-1 lead and held on to shade South Hill 5-4 Thursday behind Cece Stein's eight-hitter to advance to the Industrial League final playoff.

Herron (L) and Doyle
Stein (W) and Lowery

(August 18)   A two-run homer by catcher Ken Ross in the first inning carried Boilermakers to a 2-1 victory in the opening game of the Industrial League final. In the well-pitched game, Al Mayervich and loser Jack Kilby tossed six hitters.

Kilby (L) and Lowery
Mayervich (W) and Ross.

(August 21)  The Boilermakers captured the Industrial League championship for the second straight season downing CYO 7-2 to sweep the final series.  Gary Winbow scattered five hits and Don Adams cracked three singles to give Boilermakers the best-of-three series 2 games to 0.  They had earlier disposed of Simon Fraser, the Burrard League winners, in straight games. Al Mayervich was the league's leading pitcher with an 8-0 record and 1.08 ERA.  John Kochan of CYO won the batting crown with a .448 average.

Winbow (W) and Ross
Stein, Mayervich (3) and Lowery


Coquitlam, Duffs, Maillardville, Maple Ridge, South Burnaby, Whalley

(May 3)   After a seven year absence, Whalley made a successful return to Dewdney Baseball League action with a 3-2 victory over Maillardville.  Ray Van Ieperen fashioned a four-hitter for the win besting Ray LeClair who gave up just six hits.  Hank Bryce clubbed two doubles for the winners.

R. Van Ieperen (W) and B. Van Ieperen
LeClair (L) and Erickson

(May 3)  Coquitlam got a four-hitter by Wayne Statton and erupted for four runs in the fourth and sixth innings in downing South Burnaby 8-2.

Statton (W) and Cameron
Drew, Kozak (4), Lee (4), Spees (5) and Edwards

(May 4)  Jerry Lorenz capped s six-run fourth inning with a grand slam homer to give Duffs an 11-10 decision over Whalley. Playing manager Ed/Lorne Drummond relieved starter Bob Tanner in the first inning and got credit for the win.

Tanner, Drummond (W) (1), Webster (5) and Lorenz
Hollison, Dagenais (3) Bryce (4) and Van Ieperen

(May 7)   A strong relief effort by Fred Philpott, who held Whalley to two hits over four innings, helped Maple Ridge to a 7-2 win Sunday.

Bob Trinder, Fred Philpott (4) and Heibein
Bryce, Courtenay (4) and Van Ieperen

(May 7)   South Burnaby notched a pair of victories over Maillardville Sunday, the second by default after the visitors tried to stall the game after Burnaby had taken the lead with three runs in he eighth inning. With darkness closing in, if the game had been called those three markers would have been wiped from the scorecard and the count reverted to a 2-0 decision for the visitors.. Noting the Maillardville slowdown, the umpire awarded the contest to South Burnaby by default.  In the opener, South Burnaby scored twice in the first inning and held on for a 2-1 triumph. Don Smith and Dave Lea combined on a three-hitter for the winners. Rollie Chabot lost with a three-hitter for Maillardville.

Rollie Chabot (L) and Ivan Erickson
Don Smith, Dave Lea (6) and Harold Edwards

(May 10)    South Burnaby took advantage of four Duffs errors to score all their runs and walked away with a 5-0 victory Wednesday at Central Park. Dave Lea whiffed ten in hurling a six-hitter for the Athletics. Larry Webster, who took the loss, fanned eight before being replaced in the fifth inning.

Webster (L), Gillespie (5) and Lorenz
Lea (W) and Edwards

(May 12)   Relief pitcher Stan Vaneluk ruined Bob Tanner's bid for a no-hitter Friday lashing a clean single with two out in the sixth inning for Whalley's only hit of the game. Duffs crushed Whalley 13-0. It was Tanner's first win of the season and sixth straight since he joined the champions from Maple Ridge halfway through last season. John Berdusco rapped a pair of bases-loaded singles to drive in four runs.

Watson (L), Vaneluk (4), Smythe (6), Courtney (6) and Van Ieperen
Tanner (W) and Lorenz

(May 14)  Fred Philpott allowed just two hits but the best he could do was a 3-3 draw as Maple Ridge and Duffs battled to the standoff. Three errors hurt their chances.

Philpott and Bowyer
Gillespie, Webster (7) and Lorenz

(May 14)  An outfield error with two out in the ninth inning allowed Gordie Welbourne to scampered all the way home with the winning run as South Burnaby shaded Whalley 7-6 Sunday afternoon.  Reliever Frank Kozak got credit for the win.

R.Van Ieperen and D. Van Ieperen
Drew, Kozak (6) and Sinclair, Edwards (5)

(May 14)  Sunday evening, veteran Morley Deans held the Athletics to just four hits as Coquitlam scored in the first inning and held on for a 1-0 decision. 

Kirby (L) and Edwards
Deans (W) and Cameron

(May 15)   South Burnaby rapped 13 hits Monday night at Whalley to romp to an 11-3 victory. Ken Spees held the hosts to just four hits.

Spees (W) and Edwards
Bryce (L), Watson (3) and Van Ieperen

(May 17)   Catcher Harold Edwards punched out three hits, two of them doubles, to pace South Burnaby to a 5-2 win over Maple Ridge. It was the A's sixth win in eight starts.

Anderson (L), Hollis (7) and Bowyer
Smith (W), Lea and Edwards

(May 17)  Maillardville scored four times in the first inning and held on to top Duffs 4-3. Kim Elliott, cut last Sunday by Yakima of the Northwestern League, worked six innings in relief for the Duffs allowing just one hit. Ray LeClair went the route for the win.

Webster (L), Elliott (1) and Lorenz
LeClair (W) and Erickson

(May 19)   A wild pitch allowed Bucky Heibein to score from third base with the only run as Maple Ridge defeated Maillardville 1-0 to win top money in the Dewdney Baseball Tournament. The game was called after five innings because of rain. Heibein reached on an error, stole second and moved to third on an infield out. Maple Ridge reached the final with a 5-1 verdict over Whalley. Maillardville beat Duffs 6-4 and South Burnaby topped Coquitlam 2-0 in preliminary play and Maillardville got by the A's 9-7 to reach the final.

LeClair (L) and Erickson
Philpott (W) and Bowyer

(May 23)   Jack Tippe and Ray Fujikawa combined to drive in five runs Tuesday to lead Maple Ridge to a 7-1 victory over the Duffs in Dewdney League baseball at Maple Ridge Stadium.  Tippe had three hits and Fujikawa a pair. Rookie Doug Anderson got credit for his first win but needed help from reliever Merv Minty in the seventh inning.

Tanner, Elliott (6) and Lorenz
Anderson, Minty (7) and Bowyer, Maxwell (6), Heibein

(May 24)  South Burnaby plated a pair in the eighth inning Wednesday night to take a 6-4 decision over Coquitlam. They got the markers on two walks, a sacrifice and right fielder Ron Kirby's single. Reliever Ken Spees picked up the win.

Lesage (L) and Cameron
Smith, Spees (W) (8) and Kozak

(May 28)   Duffs moved to within a point of first place South Burnaby Sunday coming from behind with a huge eight-run ninth inning to down the A's 12-6 in the afternoon then again coming from behind to top Coquitlam 3-1 in an evening fixture. Later, South Burnaby dropped an 11-9 decision to Whalley.

Elliott, Webster (W) (5) and Lorenz
Lea, Kozak (7), Spees (9), Smith (9), Kirby (9) and Edwards

Deans (L) and Cameron
Gillespie (W) and Oikawa, Lorenz

(May 28)  Maple Ridge took a pair from Maillardville 14-7 and 4-1.

Lehman (L), Bryant (2), Poirier (7), Inkster (7) and Erickson
Trinder (W), Minty (7) and Bowyer

Anderson, Minty (W) (6) and Heibein, Bryant (9)
Chabot (L), LeClair (9) and Tuckey

(May 29)  18-year-old lefty hurler Larry Webster hurled the Duffs into first place in the Dewdney League Monday night. Webster fanned ten and walked but one in scattering seven hits as Duffs downed Whalley 7-2 at Queen's Park Stadium. Ken Noble had two doubles and two singles to drive in three runs for the winners. George Edgson added a triple, double and single good for a pair of runs.

Webster (W) and Jerry Lorenz
Ray Watson and Dave Van Ieperen

(May 31)  Right-hander Ray Van Ieperen gave up a three-run homer to Frank Kozak in the first frame then settled down to hurl Whalley to a 7-5 upset of league-leading South Burnaby.

R. Van Ieperen (W) and D. Van Ieperen, Nickolychuk (8)
Spees (L), Kozak (2), Lea (3) and Edwards

(June 2)   Maple Ridge got the winning run in the 11th inning on back-to-back doubles by Ted Bowyer and Larry Walker, then were gifted with three insurance runs on three, bases-loaded, wild pitches by Kim Elliott to down the Duffs 5-1 Friday at Central Park. Duffs forced overtime with a run in the bottom of the ninth on an error and singles by George Oikawa and Keith Watley. Merv Minty, in his first start of the season tossed a seven hitter in going the distance for the win.

Minty (W) and Bowyer
Elliott (L) and Lorenz, Oikawa (10)

(June 4)   Maple Ridge booted the ball 13 teams in two games Sunday and, not surprisingly, came away with a pair of loses. Coquitlam scored five unearned runs in the afternoon to win 8-4 and Whalley took advantage in the evening to post a 5-2 triumph in spite of collecting just three hits. Wayne Statton tossed a five-hitter for Coquitlam while Doug Watson allowed six hits in getting the mound win for Whalley.

Anderson (L) and Bowyer
Statton (W) and Cameron

Watson (W) and Van Ieperen
Trinder (L), Walker (3) and Bowyer

(June 4)   Duffs scored four times in the first inning and were never headed in an 8-5 verdict over Maillardville. Bob Tanner went six innings for the win.

Tanner (W), Gillespie (7) and Lorenz
Chabot (L), LeClair (4), Lehman (8) and Erickson

(June 4)  South Burnaby squeezed by Coquitlam 2-1.

(June 7)   Whalley got a scratch single with two out in the ninth inning Wednesday to rob Maillardville Ray LeClair of a no-hitter. Maillardville took the decision 4-0 with Art Field getting a pair of hits.

xxx and xxx
LeClair (W) and xxx

(June 9)   George Edgson singled to drive in the tying and winning runs in the ninth inning Friday as Duffs shaded South Burnaby 4-3.  Bill Gillespie allowed just three hits in posting the victory. He helped at the plate with three hits of his own.

xxx and xxx
Gillespie (W) and xxx

(June 11)   17-year-old Bob Trinder fired a two-hitter Sunday as Maple Ridge shutout Duffs 5-0. It was Trinder's third consecutive victory.

Trinder (W) and Bowyer
Webster (L), Elliott (6) and Lorenz

(June 11)   South Burnaby opened up a five point lead atop the Dewdney standings Sunday taking both games from Maillardville, 7-6 and 4-3. In the opener, Maillardville erupted for five runs in the top of the eighth to take a 6-5 lead, but the A's pushed across a pair in the bottom of the frame for the win. They got the victory in the second game with a three-run rally in the top of the ninth.

Lehman, Bryant (L) (7) and Erickson
Lea, Kozak (8), Spees (8) and Edwards

Smith (W) and Edwards
LeClair (L) and Tuckey

(June 11)   Coquitlam handed Whalley a pair of defeats, 4-3 in 11 innings and 9-3. Morley Deans went the route with a five-hitter in the first game. Coquitlam rapped 14 hits and capitalized on five Whalley errors in the second contest. Danny Knight for the winners and Gordon Seitz for Whalley had home runs.

Deans (W) and Cameron
Watson, Van Ieperen (L) (9) and Nickolychuk

Sabatine (W) and Kuntz
Van Ieperen (L) and Nickolychuk  

(June 13)   Larry Walker drove in six runs with a homer, double and sacrifice fly in an 8-2 victory for Maple Ridge over Coquitlam. Walker increased his batting average to .413.  Merv Minty tossed a four-hitter for the winners.

Lesage (L), Davies (8) and Cameron
Minty (W) and Bowyer

(June 14)   South Burnaby raked three Maple Ridge hurlers for 18 hits Wednesday and posted an easy 12-7 victory. A seven-run third inning put the A's in the lead for good.

Anderson (L) Trinder (3), Hollis (7) and Bowyer
Kozak, Lea (W) (1) and Edwards

(June 14)   Kim Elliott picked up his third win in four decision for the Duffs in a 9-1 romp over Maillardville. He allowed just five hits while setting down 11 by strikeouts.

Elliott (W) and Oikawa
Chabot (L), Bryant (7), LeClair (9) an Erickson, Tuckey (7)

(June 16)   The Lorenz brothers paced a 14-hit attack Friday as Duffs whipped Maillardville 13-2. Ed Lorenz blasted a three-run homer and Gerry Lorenz had a triple and single. Bill Gillespie, 12-2 last season, won his third without a loss by holding the visitors to five hits.

Lehman (L), Chabot (6), LeClair (6) and Tuckey
Gillespie (W) and Lorenz

(June 18)   Larry Walker powered Maple Ridge to a pair of victories Sunday, 15-2 over Whalley and 10-6 over South Burnaby. Walker, increased his average of .462 with a double and two singles in each game. Maple Ridge pounded out 14 hits in each game.

Minty (W), Hollis (8), Heibein (9) and Bowyer
Watson, Bryce (6) and Nickolychuk

Smith, Lea (3) and Edwards
Trinder and Bowyer

(June 18)   Duffs also took a pair, winning 7-2 over Whalley behind Bob Tanner's five-hitter, then downing Coquitlam 7-4.

Tanner (W) and Lorenz
R. Van Ieperen (L) and D. Van Ieperen

Webster (W), Gillespie (7) and Oikawa
Statton (L) and Cameron

(June 20)  Duffs scored all 16 runs in the first three innings of a wild one at Maple Ridge Tuesday and, despite giving up a seven-run inning, held on for a 16-11 triumph and the lead in the Dewdney Baseball League, one point in front of idle South Burnaby. 

Elliott (W), Gillespie (7) and Lorenz
Anderson (L), Davies (3) and Bowyer

(June 21)  Bill Kinder drove in two runs for South Burnaby in the first inning and that proved enough as the Athletics edged Whalley 2-1 to regain first place in the league standings. Ken Spees picked up the win with relief by Dave Lea in the seventh.

R. Van Ieperen (L) and D. Van Ieperen
Spees (W), Lea (7) and Edwards

(June 23)   A bases-loaded triple by Harold Edwards in the third inning proved to be the key blow as South Burnaby crushed Coquitlam 9-2 to retain the top rung in the league standings.

Spees (W), Kozak (6) and Edwards
Sabatine (L), Lesage (9) and Cameron

(June 23)   Rookie Larry Webster allowed but four hits and fanned eight in a route-going performance as Duffs scored a pair in the bottom of the ninth for a 3-2 win over Maillardville.

Lehman, LeClair (L) (8) and Erickson
Webster (W) and Oikawa

(June 25)   Outstanding pitching helped the West to an easy 8-1 victory in the Dewdney All-Star Game Sunday. Ray Van Ieperen of Whalley and South Burnaby's Dave Lea and Bill Gillespie shut down the East on four hits. Van Ieperen and Lea also aided a potent attack with three-baggers. Jerry Lorenz of the Duffs cracked a homer.

Van Ieperen, Lea (4), Gillespie (7) and Edwards, Lorenz (5)
Deans, Trinder (3), Statton (6), Minty (6), Sabatine (9) and Cameron, Bowyer (4)

(June 27)   Playing at Mission, Maple Ridge busted out with 18 hits to clobbered Maillardville 16-4. Merv Minty won his fifth straight although giving way to Doug Anderson in the seventh inning.

Bryant (L), Lehman (4), LeClair (6), Poirier (8) and Erickson.
Minty (W), Anderson (7) and Bowyer

(June 28)   Ray Fujikawa batted in all five Maple Ridge runs with a pair of homers in a 5-2 win over South Burnaby. Larry Walker added a pair of hits for the winners.

Minty, Trinder (5) and Bowyer
Smith (L), Kozak (5) and Edwards

(July 2)   Maple Ridge captured the Prince George baseball tournament for the second successive year Sunday defeating Maillardville 6-1 in the final. Larry Walker pitched a six-hitter and helped the offense with two singles, knocked in one run and scored another. The Ridgemen took home $700 in prize money.

Larry Walker (W) and xxx
xxx and xxx

(July 7)   Kim Elliott, who is off to Hawaii next week, pitched Duffs to a 5-2 win over Whalley. The right-hander fanned ten and walked four.

R. Van Ieperen (L) and D. Van Ieperen
Elliott (W) and Lorenz

(July 9)   Larry Walker, the loop's top swatter, added to his laurels Sunday with a three-run homer and three singles as Maple Ridge routed Whalley 17-6. Walker lifted his batting average to .449 with the big day. However, Coquitlam took the measure of Maple Ridge in a second game scoring five in the first inning and coasting to a 7-1 victory over the Ridgemen. Fred Sabatine tossed s six-hitter for the win.

D. Van Ieperen (L), R. Van Ieperen (1), Olson (2), R. Van Ieperen (7) and Nickolychuk
Trinder, Chabot (W) (4) and Heibein

Minty. Hollis (8) and Heibein
Sabatine (W) and Cameron

(July 9)   South Burnaby came away with a split from Sunday's action losing to Ray LeClair and Maillardville 3-2 before beating Duffs 5-4 after giving up three runs in the first inning. Don Smith, who relieved in the first frame went the rest of the way for the win.

Spees (L) Lea (8) and Edwards
LeClair (W) and Tuckey

Drummond, Gillespie (L) (6) and Oikawa
Spees, Smith (W) (1) and Edwards

(July 11)   Capitalizing on five Maple Ridge errors, South Burnaby romped to a 10-3 victory Tuesday at Haney. Dave Lea, who surrendered a pair in the first inning, settled down to go the distance with a three-hitter.

Lea (W) and Edwards
Trinder (L), Minty (4) and Heibein

(July 12)   Released by Maillardville last week, pitcher Rollie Chabot came back to haunt his former team Wednesday scattering nine hits as Maple Ridge posted an 8-5 win. Jack Tippe had three hits and Larry Walker chipped in with a double and single.

Chabot (W) and Maxwell
Bryant (L), LeClair (1) and Lehman

(July 14)   Bill Gillespie blanked Larry Walker, the league's top hitter, in holding Maple Ridge to two safeties in an 8-0 shutout victory for the Duffs Friday at Central Park. Ken Noble knocked in three runs with a pair of two-baggers.

Minty (L), Trinder (3) and Bowyer
Gillespie (W) and Oikawa

(July 16)   Rookie hurler Garry Schwartz fashioned a three-hitter and fanned seven for his first Dewdney league win Sunday afternoon as Maple Ridge whipped Whalley 11-1. In the evening game, Duffs rode a seven-run fourth inning to a 10-8 victory over Maple Ridge who made it interesting with a four-run rally in the seventh. Ray Fujikawa had the only homer.

Welch (L), R. Van Ieperen (7) and D. Van Ieperen
Schwartz (W) and Bowyer, Maxwell (9)

Webster (W), Tanner (7) and Oikawa
Chabot (L) Trinder (5) and Bowyer

(July 18)   The Dewdney League had two games, but no losers Tuesday. Both games ended in ties. Maillardville and Maple Ridge battled to a 5-5 draw at Maple Ridge as Larry Walker, who leads the league in hitting with a .456 average, tripled and scored the tying marker on an error. Duffs and Coquitlam went 11 innings before calling it quits with a 2-2 count. Jerry Lorenz scored both runs for the Duffs.

(July 19)   Bill Gillespie pitched out of a bases-loaded jam in the bottom of the seventh inning Wednesday as the Duffs moved to within two points of league-leading South Burnaby with a 6-4 victory. Duffs have five games in hand. After the A's had scored a pair in the final frame, and loaded the sacks with two out, Gillespie got Harold Edwards to ground out to end the game. Each side had ten hits. It was Gillespie's sixth win of the season.

Gillespie (W) and Lorenz
Lea (L), Heathcote (6) and Edwards

(July 21)   Larry Walker clubbed a three-run homer Friday night as Maple Ridge topped Coquitlam 7-2. Don Davis had three hits for the winners.

Trinder (W) Minty (6) and Bowyer
Statton (L), Sabatine (2) and Wald

(July 21)   Maillardville rapped out 14 hits to trample the Duffs 11-3. Ray LeClair held the Duffs to five hits in handling the mound duties for the winners.

LeClair (W) and Tuckey
Gillespie (L) and Lorenz

(July 23)   South Burnaby added to their lead atop the Dewdney standings Sunday with a sweep of a double-header with Maillardville, 7-1 and 11-3.  Don Smith, the loop's top hurler with an 8-1 record gave up seven hits in the afternoon tilt while Ted Heathcote allowed just four in the evening encounter.  Ken Mitchell had three hits. Frank Kozak had the day's lone four-bagger.

Bryant (L), LeClair (8) and Tuckey
Smith (W) and Edwards

Heathcote (W) and Edwards
Lehman (L) and Tuckey

(July 23)   The shorthanded Duffs overcame a 3-0 deficit with four runs in the fifth inning en route to a 5-3 win over Whalley as Ed Drummond scattered ten hits for the win.

R. Van Ieperen (L) and D. Van Ieperen
Drummond (W) and Bissell, Oikawa (5)

(July 23)   Coquitlam got a run in the top of the ninth to shade Maple Ridge 6-5. Morley Deans yielded just seven hits in a route-going performance for the winners. Ray Fujikawa had a homer in a losing cause.

Deans (W) and Cameron
Minty, Walker (6), Trinder (9) and Bowyer

(July 24)   Ron Kirby singled in both Burnaby runs in the sixth inning as the league-leaders blanked Duffs 2-0 despite 15 base-runners for the losers. Dave Lea held the Duffs the just three hits but Lea and reliever Frank Kozak issued 11 free passes.

Lea (W), Kozak (8) and Edwards
Webster (L) and Oikawa

(July 25)   Maple Ridge clinched a playoff slot with a 4-1 triumph over South Burnaby. Bob Trinder relieved starter Ray Fujikawa in the second inning and allowed just two hits the rest of the way.

Kozak (L), Spees (3), Heathcote (6) and Edwards
Fujikawa, Trinder (W) (2) and Bowyer

(July 26)   South Burnaby rattled off 19 hits Wednesday to clobbered Whalley 15-0 as Don Smith and Ron Kirby combined on a seven-hitter. The win was Smith's ninth of the season against just one defeat.

Welch (L) and D. Van Ieperen
Smith (W), Kirby (9) and Kozak

(July 26)   Duffs got a pair in the eighth inning to nip Maillardville 3-1. Reliever Larry Webster was credited with the win.

Drummond, Webster (W) (6) and Wallace
LeClair (L) and Lehman

(July 27)   Ray Van Ieperen fired a one-hitter Thursday at Whalley as the home side squeezed by Maillardville 1-0. Whalley managed just four hits off loser Bryant.

Bryant (L) and Lehman
R. Van Ieperen (W) and D. Van Ieperen

(July 30)   Duffs pulled even with South Burnaby in the battle for first place with a pair of Sunday victories. At Whalley, Duffs fell behind 3-2 in the first inning then poured on the offensive for a 16-hit, 19-3 triumph. John Berdusco had the lone homer. Bob Tanner, relieved in the second inning and hurled shutout ball the rest of the way for the win. At Coquitlam, Duffs again fell behind but came back with two in the ninth to down the hosts 3-1 as Larry Webster and Bill Gillespie combined on a seven-hitter.

Young, Tanner (W) (2) and Wallace, Oikawa (5)
D. Van Ieperen (L), xxx (7), Nicholson (9) and Wildman

Webster, Gillespie (W) (8) and Bissell
Lesage, Deans (6), Statton (9) and Cameron

(July 30)   Maple Ridge had a big day on offense with 28 hits and 26 runs in downing Maillardville 12-10 and Whalley 14-5. Ray Fujikawa highlighted the offense with a home run.

Lehman (L) and Inkster
Chabot, Trinder (2), Minty (W) (5) and Bowyer

Anderson (W) and Bowyer
Collins (L), R. Van Ieperen (3) and D. Van Ieperen

(July 31)  Duffs pretty well wrapped up their fourth straight Dewdney League pennant Monday edging second place South Burnaby 4-3 at Central Park.  Duffs moved two points up on Burnaby with four games remaining, to just one for Burnaby.  George Oikawa drove in the winning run in the bottom of the eighth and final inning after Burnaby had scored a pair in the top of the eighth to tie on an error, walk and two singles. Bill Gillespie got his ninth win, against two losses. Dave Lea, the Burnaby starter, pitched well until the eighth when he had to leave the game with a sore arm.

Lea, Spees (8) and Edwards
Gillespie (W) and Oikawa

(August 1)   Maple Ridge punched out 11 hits in upending the Duffs 7-5.

Drummond (L), Webster (7) and Wallace
xxx, Minty (7) and Bowyer

(August 4)   Bill Gillespie crowned his fourth season of senior competition Friday pitching a perfect game to give the Duffs their fourth straight Dewdney league pennant. The 24-year-old threw just 87 pitches over the nine innings as the Duffs blanked Whalley 6-0. The right-hander racked up 19 strikeouts in running his record to 10-2.

D. Van Ieperen (L) and R., Van Ieperen
Gillespie (W) and Oikawa

(August 06)  The Dewdney League's regular schedule wound up Sunday with four games as the pennant winning Duffs adding four more points from 9-6 and 7-1 victories over Coquitlam at Central Park.  Larry Webster survived ten hits to go the route on the hill for the winners in the first game while Tanner fired eight shutout innings before giving up a single tally in the ninth in the second game.

Maple Ridge nailed down third place by beating Whalley 9-1 and Maillardville 5-3.  Jerry Lorenz led the Duffs with six hits in eight trips, including a three-run homer in the first game and a two-run triple in the second.  Larry Walker of Maple Ridge remained in contention for most valuable player by collecting four more hits, including a pair of two-baggers.

Statton (L), Davis (7) and Cameron
Webster (W) and Wallace

Sabatine (L) and Cameron
Tanner (W) and Bissell

Chabot (W) and Huculak
R. Van Ieperen (L) and D. Van Ieperen

Hollis (W), Minty (5) and Maxwell
LeClair (L) and Tuckey

(August 10)  Ray Van Ieperen, of the last-place Whalley nine, was named the league's most valuable player. Van Ieperen was credited with five of the team's six victories and batted over .300 for the season.  During the few games he didn't pitch, he relieved brother Dennis behind the plate or took a turn at first base.  Runner-up for the trophy was Maple Ridge slugger Larry Walker, he of the .424 batting average and the league leader in home runs and triples. 

(August 13)   Sterling relief work by Larry Webster helped the Duffs to 12-6 and 7-5 victories over Maple Ridge for a two to nothing game lead in their best-of-five semi-final series.  Webster came in for starter Bill Gillespie in the fifth inning of the first game and allowed just one hit over the last 4 2/3s innings. In the second game, Webster salvaged a 7-5 win by putting out an eighth inning Maple Ridge rally. 

Gillespie, Webster (5) and Oikawa
Trinder, Minty (5) and Bowyer

Walker, Trinder (6) and Maxwell
Tanner, Webster (8) and Oikawa

(August 13)   In semi-final action, Coquitlam and South Burnaby battled to a 7-7 draw in the second game after Coquitlam had taken the first game 9-3.

(August 14)   Duffs, who captured their fourth straight Dewdney League pennant this year, managed to win a berth in the playoff final for the first time. Duffs topped Maple Ridge 5-1 Monday to sweep their semi-final series.  Catcher Jerry Lorenz and 18-year-old newcomer Keith Komman each drove in two runs for the winners.

(August 18)   Coquitlam downed the Duffs 6-3 Sunday night to take a 1-0 game lead in their best-of-seven final series. The teams battled to a 3-3 12-inning draw in the afternoon.  Veteran hurled Fred Sabatine scattered seven hits for the mound triumph in the evening contest. After Coquitlam took a 2-0 lead in the first inning, Duffs rebounded with three runs in the fourth. Coquitlam tied the game with a singleton in the fourth, added one in the sixth and a pair in the seventh.

xxx and Cameron
Webster, xxx (12) and Lorenz

Gillespie (L) and Lorenz
Sabatine (W) and Cameron

(August 18)   Coquitlam advanced to the Dewdney League final for the fifth consecutive year Friday holding South Burnaby to a 6-6 draw. Under league rules, two wins and two ties are sufficient to win a best-of-five semi-final. Trailing 6-0 in the second inning, Coquitlam fought back with four in the second and singletons in the fourth and fifth for the tie. Bob Bowyer's homer in the fifth was the key blow. The game was called after five because of darkness.

Spees, Kozak (2), Heathcote (4) and Edwards
Statton, Lesage (1), Deans (5) and Cameron

(August 20)   Coquitlam topped Duffs 6-3 Sunday to take a 1-0 game lead in the Dewdney League final series. The teams had battled to a 3-3 tie in the first game. Fred Sabatine bested Bill Gillespie for the win as the Duffs made it easy booting the ball six times.

Deans and Cameron
Webster, Miscisco (12) and Lorenz

Gillespie (L) and Lorenz
Sabatine (W) and Cameron

(August 21)  A familiar pattern is emerging in the Dewdney League playoffs. The Duffs, pennant winners fourth straight times have failed in their three previous playoffs and for three consecutive seasons, Coquitlam, after finishing fourth, has won the title.  Thursday, Coquitlam downed the Duffs 4-1 to take a 3-0 game lead in the best-of-seven final. Morley Deans allowed just three hits and struck out 11 to lead the winners.

Gillespie (L), Webster (3) and Lorenz
Deans (W) and Cameron

(August 22)   Coquitlam capitalized on five Duffs' errors Tuesday to notched five unearned runs in an 8-2 victory at Central Park.

(August 24)   Morley Deans held the Duffs to three hits and racked up 11 strikeouts Thursday as Coquitlam won its third straight finals game 4-1.

Gillespie (L), Webster (3) and Lorenz
Deans (W) and Cameron

(August 27)   Same old. Same old.  Coquitlam, which just squeezed into the playoffs, again captured the league championship downing Duffs 3-1 in the second game of Sunday's double-header. Duffs managed a 2-0 win in the first game for their first win in the best-of-seven series.  Fred Sabatine held the Duffs to five hits in besting Bill Gillespie in the final contest.  In the afternoon, Larry Webster fired a two-hit shutout as the Duffs staved off elimination for a few hours.

Davis (L) and Cameron
Webster (W) and Lorenz

Gillespie (L) and Lorenz
Sabatine (W) and Cameron