1962 Game Reports, Vancouver, Lower Mainland, Fraser Valley     

1962 Vancouver, Lower Mainland, Fraser Valley 
1962 BC Interior 
1962 Vancouver Island   

Industrial Baseball League

(May 6)  Al Mayervich struck out 10 and walked none in pitching Boilermakers to a 5-3 win over Longshoremen in the Industrial League opener at Powell Street Grounds.

Mayervich (W) and xxx
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(May 10)   Little lefty Dave Empey hurled North Vancouver to a 3-1 triumph over Westerns Thursday. The 5'9" moundsman gave up five hits and struck out 14. One of the hits allowed was a homer by Westerns Gary Zailo.

Empey (W) and Sullivan
Bryant (L), Peterson (5) and Fenton

(May 15)   Gordie Nishi clouted a three-run homer in the first inning and the Longshoremen were never headed in downing Westerns 9-3. Nishi drove in a total of four runs as the winners collected ten hits.  Peterson slammed a homer for Westerns.

Wilson (W) and Doyle
McNeil (L) and Kozak

(May 16)  Gord Simpson doubled in two runs in the second inning and they proved to be enough Wednesday as North Van scored a 4-1 win over Westerns. Dave Empey held the losers to four hits, struck out nine and walked just one.

Melville (L), Kozak (2), Bryant (3) and Kozak
Empey (W) and Sullivan

(May 17)   Pitcher Don Ward singled to knock in the tying run in the seventh inning Thursday as Longshoremen fought back for a 2-2 draw with the Boilermakers.

Winbow, Mayervich (6) and Ross
Ruddick, Ward (2) and Doyle

(May 20-21)  The Longshoremen moved into first slot in the Industrial League standings with a pair of wins over the weekend. They defeated North Van 9-3 Sunday and Monday edged Westerns 3-2 as Willie Taylor knocked in the winning run in the fifth inning.

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Peterson (L) and Kozak
Craig, xxx, Ward (7) and Doyle

Dennis Rutter fired a one-hitter and struck out nine to lead CYO to a 3-0 shutout over the defending champion Boilermakers.

Neilson (L), Winbow (5) and Ross
Rutter (W) and Lowery

(May 25)  Eddie Ems and John Kochan batted CYO into a first place tie with Longshoremen Friday night. Centre fielder Ems went 4 for 5 while Kochan knocked in three runs with a bases-loaded triple as CYO dumped North Van 8-2. Dave Witherly tossed a three-hitter for the win. Bathgate belted a homer for North Van.

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

(May 27)  Defending champion Boilermakers dropped a pair over the weekend and fell into the basement of the Industrial League. Saturday, Harry Schrieber clouted a two-run homer in the fifth inning to help Westerns notch a 3-1 victory. Kozak and McNeil combined on a two-hitter for the win.

Winbow (L) and Ross
Kozak, McNeil (W) (5) and Kozak

On Sunday, catcher Frank Kozak drove in two runs with a single in the second frame as Westerns won, again by a 3-1 count. Jim Bryant held the Boilermakers to six hits for the pitching triumph.

Mayervich (L) and Ross
Bryant (W) and Kozak

(May 28)  Bert Nichol held Longshoremen to two hits Monday in a 5-1 victory for North Van at the Powell Street Grounds. Four of North Van's runs were unearned, thanks to five Longshoremen errors. The other came home on Brian Lemanski's triple.

Montgomery (L), Ward (4) and Schick
Nichol (W) and Sullivan

(May 30)  North Van and Boilermakers battled to a 6-6 draw Wednesday using a record total of 29 players in the process. Bob Colling belted a two-run homer for the Boilermakers. North Van scored three in the seventh and final inning for the tie.

Spees, Empey (5), Mahon (6), Beckett (7) and Sullivan
Archer, Winbow (7), Mayervich (7) and Ross

(May 31)  Gordie Webb's second double of the night drove home the winning run in the bottom of the final frame Thursday as Longshoremen regained their hold on first place with a 3-2 win over CYO. Ken Ruddick held CYO to five hits in going the route for the pitching win.

Rutter, Mayervich (7) and Lowery
Ruddick (W) and Doyle

(June 3)  Frank Kozak’s two doubles and a single helped the Westerns defeat CYO 10 to 5 in an Industrial League clash. The Bridgemen turned the tide in the third inning when seven of their baserunners crossed the pan, assisted by three CYO errors.

Christie (L), Witherley (3), Kilby (3) and Lowery
McNeil (W) and Kozak Sr.

Meanwhile, last-season’s champion Boilermakers remained the league’s whipping boy after losing a 5 to 4 decision to North Van.

Neilson (L) and Ross
Nichol (W), Beckett (4) and Sullivan

(June 5)  Westerns' Harry Schrieber smacked two homers and a double Tuesday night to power Westerns to a 6-1 victory over North Vancouver at Powell Street Grounds. Frank Kozak went the route for the win.

Kozak (W) and Kozak
Spees (L) and Sullivan

(June 7)  North Van took over first place in the Industrial League standings Thursday night downing Longshoremen 5-3. Bert Nichol, who gave way to Bill Beckett in the 7th, was credited with the win. Hooper belted a homer for the losers.

Ward (L), Ruddick (3) and Doyle
Nichol (W), Beckett (7) and Simpson

(June 10)  Jim Bryant fired a two-hitter and whiffed ten to lead Westerns past Longshoremen 9-2. Bryant had blanked the home club until the seventh and final frame when the Longshoremen broke loose for a pair.

Bryant (W) and Kozak
Ruddick (L), Craig (6), Fuller (7) and Doyle

(June 11)  Gary Zailo drove in three runs with a homer and single to lead Westerns to a 7-2 win over North Vancouver Monday. 

Mahon (L) and Sullivan
McNeil (W) and Schrieber

(June 13)  CYO moved into third place in the standings by scoring a 9-7 win over Westerns Wednesday. John Kochan batted in three runs for CYO with a single and double.

Peterson, Kozak (4) and Field
Kilby (W) and Lowery

(June 14)  North Vancouver strengthened its hold on first place with a 6-1 triumph over Longshoremen Thursday at the Powell Street Grounds. Bert Nichol held the Longshoremen to five hits in registering the pitching win.

Nichol (W) and Sullivan
Ruddick (L), Ward (7) and Doyle

(June 15)  Dave Witherly fired a three-hitter and fanned ten Friday night to lead CYO to a 3-2 win over Boilermakers.

Adams (L), Neilson (4) and Usselman
Witherly (W) and Lowery

(June 17)   The cellar-dwelling Boilermakers, the defending champions, knocked off first place North Vancouver 12-3 Sunday as Don Adams led the way with a grand slam homer in the fifth inning.

Mayervich (W) and Ross
Spees (L), Mann (6), Beckett (7) and Sullivan

Gordie Webb smacked a two-run double in the 7th inning to provide the winning margin as Longshoremen topped Westerns 4-1. Craig hurled a four-hitter for the win.

Craig (W) and Doyle
Bryant (L) and Kozak

(June 18)  Longshoremen dumped CYO 7-4 Monday night to move into a tie with North Van for the top spot in the Industrial circuit.  Gordie Webb's double and single accounted for two runs.

Stein (L) , Christie (2) and Lowery
Montgomery (W), Ward (7) and Doyle

(June 24)  Shortstop Ken Bathgate went three-for-four from the batter’s box and aided North Van to a 6 to 1 triumph over CYO in an Industrial League fixture at the Powell Street grounds. Bathgate broke open a scoreless tussle in the top-of-the-sixth spasm when he connected for a solo homer.

Beckett (W), Spees (7) and Sullivan
Kilby (L), Christie (7) and Lowery

(June 27)  CYO's Shannon blanked Westerns on three hits Wednesday as CYO moved into second place in the Industrial League with a 4-0 victory.

Bryant (L), Melville (4) and Kozak
Shannon (W) and Lowery

(June 28)  Right-fielder Ken Spees drove in three runs with three singles to pace North Van past Boilermakers 5-1.  Dave Empey held the losers to five hits and blanked the Boilermakers after they had scored in the first inning.

Neilson (L), Adams (6) and Usselman
Empey (W) and Sullivan.

(July 3)  Catcher Frank Kozak homered and Pete Blanchard added a triple and double to pace Westerns to an 8-5 win over North Van Tuesday.

Nichol, Beckett (5) and Sullivan, Hendrickson (5)
Kozak, Cohen (W) (5) and Kozak

(July 7)   CYO edged Boilermakers 3-1 Saturday as Kirby held the losers to seven hits.

Kirby (W) and Lowery
Neilson (L) and Usselman

(July 8)  A 15-year-old continues to impress in Industrial League play. 5'10" Steve Cohen, just up from Babe Ruth competition, won his second straight game blanking Longshoremen 4-0 with a five-hitter. The 165-pound right-hander struck out ten and walked three in hurling the win for Westerns.. Gary Zailo aided the cause with a three-run homer.

Montgomery (L), Ward (6) and Doyle
Cohen (W) and Schrieber

Gordie Simpson's triple drove in Cliff Hodson with the game's only run in the 6th inning as North Van eked out a 1-0 win over CYO. Dave Empey won it with a two-hitter while Shannon allowed just two safeties in taking the loss.

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

(July 9)  Westerns built up a 7-2 lead then held off a late rally by North Van to post a 7-6 win Monday. North Van had scored four times on three hits and a pair of errors in the 7th and final frame before Westerns pulled off a game-ending double play to halt the comeback.

Bryant (W), DeRosa (7) and Schrieber
Spees, Nichol (1), Manns (4) and Sullivan

(July 11)  Rookie Steve Cohen, the 15-year-old pitching sensation won his third straight game Wednesday, this time in a relief role, as Westerns shaded CYO 2-1. Cohen was credited with the win after taking over in the 7th inning. Westerns scored in the bottom of the 8th and final frame for the victory.

Rutter, Christie (L) (7) and Lowery
DeRosa, McNeil (5), Cohen (W) (7) and Schrieber

(July 12)  North Vancouver took over sole possession of first place in the Industrial Baseball League by scoring an 8 to 1 victory over the Longshoremen at the Powell Street grounds. Losing hurler Bill Ward rang up ten punchouts in the first four innings and appeared invincible until the fifth when the North Shore aggregation lit him up for eight runs on six hits. Southpaw Dave Empey stifled the Dock Workers on four safeties in going the route for the knoll triumph.

Ward (L), Montgomery (5) and Schick
Empey (W) and Sullivan

Dennis Rutter(July 14)  The New York Yankees have signed their fourth BC youngster in less than a month to a bonus contract for the 1963 season.  The latest signee is Dennis Rutter, an 18-year-old hurler for CYO in the Industrial League. All four of the players have been pitchers.

Rutter, a right-hander, will report to Fort Lauderdale of the Class D Florida State League next March. He's a veteran of local minor league play having pitched in Little League, Babe Ruth and Connie Mack before joining local senior ranks last year. In 1961, he pitched in the now defunct Burrard League. Rutter currently leads the Industrial League in strikeouts averaging more than 13 per seven-inning game. 

(July 14)   Longshoremen surprised league-leading North Vancouver Saturday pounding them 10-0 as Ken Ruddick fired a six-hit shutout. The winners had just five hits but capitalized on five errors.

Nichol (L), Mahon (2) and Sullivan
Ruddick (W) and Schick

(July 15)  North Van got back to its winning ways Sunday downing Boilermakers 9-3 as Brian Lemanski swatted a three-run homer to lead the attack.

Beckett, Nichol (4) and Sullivan
Gordon (L) and Ross

(August 1)  CYO moved into second place in the Industrial Baseball League, scoring a 4 to 1 victory over the Longshoremen at the Powell Street grounds. Cece Stein drove in two runs for the winners with a pair of singles. Losing tosser “Bud” Ward was best with the baton for the Stevedores, slamming a double and triple.

Ruddick, Ward (L) (1) and Schick
Shannon (W) and Lowery

(August 8)  The Westerns clinched at least a tie for the fourth and final playoff spot in the Industrial Baseball League by defeating CYO 5 to 3 at the Powell Street grounds. Steve Cohen struck out 12 to earn the pitching victory while his batterymate, Daryl Fenton, provided the winning margin with a two-run double in the sixth inning.

Cohen (W) and Fenton
Kilby (L), Shannon (4), Rutter (7) and Lowery

(August 11)  The Boilermakers downed the Longshoremen 12 to 3 in a Saturday tilt to force a sudden-death tie-breaker for fourth place in the Industrial League. The Boilers and the Westerns finished the regular schedule in a dead heat for the final playoff berth. Bob Hazeldine and Pete Eades launched round-trippers for the winners.

Wilson (L), Ruddick (2), Webb (6) and Miller
Fraser (W), Winbow (6) and Ross


(August 12)  Western Bridge, behind Steve Cohen’s four-hitter downed the Boilermakers 4 to 2 Sunday to capture the fourth and last playoff spot in the Industrial Baseball League. The Bridgemen now face pennant-winning North Van in a best-of-three semi-final.

McLaughlin (L), Neilson (3) and Ross
Cohen (W) and McCloy

SEMI-FINALS  CYO va Longshoremen & Western Bridge vs North Vancouver  (best-of-three series)

(August 13)  North Vancouver took a one-game lead in their Industrial Baseball League semi-final series with Western Bridge, scoring a close 5 to 4 victory at the Powell Street grounds. Dave Empey scattered nine hits to pick up the pitching victory for the pennant winners.

Bryant, Kozak Jr. (L) (1), McNeil (4) and Schreiber
Empey (W) and Sullivan

(August 14)  The Longshoremen scored four unearned runs in the final canto to defeat CYO 6 to 3 and tale a 1 – 0 lead in their semi-final showdown. Reliever Ron Montgomery got credit for the hurling triumph after replacing starter Ken Ruddick in the fifth. Left fielder Willie Taylor’s two-run double for the Stevedores was the game’s only extra-base hit.

Ruddick, Montgomery (W) (5) and Schick
Shannon, Christie (L) (6) and Lowery

(August 15)  Western Bridge evened up their best-of-three Industrial League semi-final by defeating North Van 4 to 1 at the Powell Street grounds. Catcher Frank Kozak was the big gun offensively for the winners, driving in two runs and scoring one himself.

Nichol (L), Mahon (5) and Sullivan
McNeil (W) and Kozak Sr.

(August 17)  Steve Cohen, the 15-year old slab artist of the underdog Westerns, pitched the Bridgemen to a 7 to 1 win over pennant-winning North Vancouver at the Powell Street grounds. The Westerns surprised by taking the semi-final series two-games-to-one. Cohen struck out 11 and walked only one in tossing a four-hitter. With the lumber, Frank Kozak Sr. had three doubles and Walt Hallam three singles for the winners. Teammate Daryl Fenton clubbed a two-run homer in the fourth.

Cohen (W) and Kozak Sr.
Empey (L), Nichol (4) and Sullivan 

(August 21)  Tom Turner’s three-run homer in the first inning ignited the Longshoremen to a 6 to 2 win over CYO and a two-game sweep of their best-of-three semi-final series. Winning heaver Tony Wilson gave way to Ron Montgomery in the seventh inning.

Christie (L), Rutter (1) and Lowery
Wilson (W), Montgomery (7) and Doyle

FINALS  Western Bridge vs Longshoremen  (best-of-five series) 

(August 22)  Rich McPhee and John Stellick connected for two hits each as the Longshoremen defeated Western Bridge 3 to 2 to jump into a one-game lead in the Industrial Baseball League finals. Starting pitcher Nick Craig Jr. of the Dock Workers had a no-hitter going for four innings but was given the hook in the fifth because of wildness. Reliever Ron Montgomery copped the pitching win. Don Schick’s double drove in what proved to be the winning marker in the sixth stanza.

Cohen (L) and Kozak Sr.
Craig, Montgomery (W) (5) and Schick

(August 23)  The Westerns needed just one inning at the Powell Street grounds to deadlock their Industrial Baseball League final series with the Longshoremen. The Bridgemen scored five times in the opening episode and coasted to a 7 to 2 victory. Frank Kozak Jr. played a double role in the victory, claiming all but the final two outs while on the hill in the abbreviated five-inning tussle as well as delivering a two-run single in the opening-panel outburst.

Ruddick (L), Montgomery (1), MacAdams (4) and Schick
Kozak Jr., Miscisco (5) and Kozak Sr.

(August 24)  An errant throw in the final inning by Westerns’ catcher Frank Kozak Sr. allowed Rich McPhee to scamper home with the winning run as the Longshoremen edged the Westerns 2 to 1 to take a two-games-to-one lead in the Industrial League finals. McPhee, who had doubled, was in the midst of a daring theft attempt of the hot corner sack when Kozak’s throw sailed high over third baseman Pete Blanchard’s head.

Miscisco (L) and Kozak Sr.
Wilson (W) and Doyle

(August 25)  The Westerns deadlocked the Industrial League finals at two games each with a 9 to 6 triumph over the Longshoremen. Ron Peterson had a home run for the winners.

Craig (L), MacAdams (2) and Schick, Doyle (2)
Cohen (W) and Kozak Sr.

(August 26)  Western Bridge annexed the 1962 Industrial Baseball League playoff title by blanking the Longshoremen 4 to 0 in the deciding match of the final series at the Powell Street grounds. Winning flinger Jim Bryant stifled the Dock Workers on five hits in posting the complete-game shutout victory.

Bryant (W) and Kozak Sr.
Wilson (L), Ruddick (4), Craig (5) and Doyle

Dewdney League

(May 2)  Morley Deans was the star of the show as Coquitlam defeated Kingsway 4-1. The right-hander fanned 14 in a route-going performance and provided sock at the plate knocking in two runs. Deans allowed just one hit, a scratch single in the fifth inning. He fanned the side three times.

Deans (W) and Cameron
MacRae (L), Peters (2) and Osadczuk

In a second game, Maillardville clobbered Duffs 11-2 at Maillardville. John Lehman fired a three-hitter for the winners who plated seven runs in the second inning on four walks and four singles.

Michaud (L), Bissell (2), Kennedy (2) and Berg, Richards (3)
Lehman (W) and Tuckey

(May 4)  Jack Berg’s pinch-hit single with the bases loaded in the fourth inning started repercussions that Maple Ridge couldn’t cope with. Berg brought two runs home and another five followed as the Dufferins downed Maple Ridge 8 to 5 in Dewdney League action at Central Park.

Trinder (L), Rowell (6) and Boyer
Kennedy, Gillespie (W) and Richards

In another game at Coquitlam, the hosts trounced Millardville 9 to 3 behind the ten-strikeout pitching performance of Wayne Stratton. Doug Rooney started Coquitlam off on the right foot with a three-run homer in the first inning.

Van Elperin (L) and Tuckey
Stratton (W) and Cameron

(May 6)  Coquitlam sits atop the standings after downing the defending champion Duffs 7-1 Sunday. Don Currie had a pair of safeties for the winners. Wild allowed seven hits and blanked the Duffs until the 9th when they scored their lone marker.

Frezell (L), Michaud (8) and Richards
Wild (W) and Cameron

Kingsway picked up two wins Sunday, shading Maillardville 3-2 in the afternoon and taking Maple Ridge 12-8 at night. Smith was the winning hurler in both games. In the afternoon, the winners plated all three runs in the first inning. In the second game, they scored six in the first inning and coasted the rest of the way.

Lehman (L) and Inkster, Erickson (2)
Smith (W), Peters (7) and Osadczuk

Smith (W) and Osadczuk
Winrose, Schwartz (1), Trinder (3), Minty (3) and Bowyer

(May 11)  Kingsway and Duffs battled to a 3-3 draw Friday at Central Park. Duffs came back from a 3-0 deficit with two in the sixth and another in the 7th for the tie. 

MacRae, Peters (6) and Osadczuk
Gillespie and Bissell, Berg (5)

Maple Ridge, capitalizing on seven Coquitlam errors, walked away with a 5-4 victory scoring the winning run in the top of the eighth and final inning. Bill Jorgenson, who tripled, scored the deciding run on an error.

Trinder (W) and Bowyer
Statton (L) and Wald

(May 15)  A five-run second inning helped carry Maple Ridge to a 6-5 win over Coquitlam. Ted Bowyer's two singles played a prominent role in the victory as did solid relief pitching by Gary Schwartz who took over from starter Terry Paulson in the second inning.

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Paulson, Schwartz (W) and xxx

(May 16)  Merv Minty had a no-hitter for six innings, giving up the only hit against him, a slow infield roller, in the 7th as Maple Ridge blanked Kingsway 4-0. Larry Walker, the league's top hitter last year, went 2 for 4 and drove in three runs for the winners.

Minty (W) and Bowyer
Smith (L) and Osadczuk

Right-hander John Lehman tossed a three-hitter and drove in the tying and go-ahead runs to pace Maillardville past Duffs 8-4.

Michaud (L), Gillespie (3), Drummond (6) and Richards
Lehman (W) and Tuckey, Erickson (5)

(May 18)  Don Currie batted in five of Coquitlam's eight runs Friday as the league leaders defeated South Burnaby 8-2. Morley Deans held the losers to five hits.

MacRae (L), Peters (7) and Osadczuk
Deans (W) and Wald

Duffs broke a 4-4 deadlock with four runs in the seventh inning and beat Maillardville 8-4. Stan Stewardson led the Duffs attack with a three-run homer and Don Cowan added a bases-loaded double. 

Van Eiperin, Ballard (7) and Erickson
Kennedy (W), Gillespie (8) and Richards

(May 21)   The new American entries in the Dewdney League came up with just one win in four tries over the weekend. The Bellingham contingent bounced South Burnaby 5-1 Sunday but encountered Duffs in the evening game and lost 3-0. Stan Stewardson had two hits and scored a pair for the winners. Bill Gillespie blanked Bellingham on six hits in the second game.

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Haddock (L) and Randall
Gillespie (W) and Richards

Deming, Washington, dropped both ends of a double-header at Maple Ridge, 4-3 and 9-8. Larry Walker's triple to right field was the big blow for Maple Ridge in the second game. Left fielder Don Wiseman's single drove in Walker with the winning run.

Thaubenheim, Atkinson (8) and Zender
Trinder, Philpott (W) (1) and Kuntz, Bowyer (7)

Raymond, P.Zender (6) and J.Zender
Minty, Schwartz (5), Paulson (6) and Bowyer

(May 25)  Paul Hamelin scored the winning run on a fifth inning squeeze bunt by Maurice Poirer as Maillardville topped Coquitlam 2-1 Friday. John Lehman allowed just six hits in posting the pitching win. Statton gave up just six safeties in taking the loss.

Lehman (W) and Tuckey, Erickson (5)
Statton (L) and Cameron

(May 27)  Morley Deans registered his fourth straight victory Sunday tossing a four-hitter and smacking a three-run triple as Coquitlam notched an 8-4 victory over Haney.

Deans (W) and xxx
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Earlier, Coquitlam beat Maple Ridge 8-4 and Maple Ridge shaded Maillardville 7-6.

(May 29)  Maple Ridge moved into first place in the Dewdney standings Tuesday defeating Duffs 4-2 at Maple Ridge. Bob Trinder went the distance for the win while Larry Walker punched out two singles.

Frezell, Kennedy (7) and Richards
Trinder (W) and Bowyer

(June 1)  Duffs knocked Maillardville out of the $1,000 Dewdney Tournament Friday scoring a 9-4 win at McLean Park in Coquitlam. Bill Gillespie scattered eight hits to post the pitching win.

Gillespie (W) and Berg
Van Eiperin, Lehman (1), LeClair (7) and Tuckey, Erickson (6)

(June 2-3)  The second round of the Dewdney League tournament was washed out by a Sunday downpour. In Saturday’s eliminations, Bellingham defeated Kingsway 3 to 1 and Coquitlam doubled Deming 14 to 7.

(June 6)   Maillardville took advantage of three Kingsway errors in the eighth inning to score twice in a come-from-behind 5-4 triumph Wednesday at Central Park. Kingsway had taken the lead with four runs in the bottom of the seventh. John Lehman held Kingsway to eight hits in going the distance on the hill for the winners.

Lehman (W) and Tuckey
MacRae, Peters (L) (6) and Osadczuk

(June 8)   19-year-old Bill Kennedy hurled Duffs to an 11-1 triumph over Kingsway Friday at Central Park. The left-hander allowed just three hits and fanned eight. Stan Stewardson knocked in three for the winners with a four for five night.

Peters (L), MacRae (2), Russell (5) and Osadczuk
Kennedy (W) and Berg

Coquitlam upset league-leading Haney 5-2 behind the six-hit pitching of Wild.

Schwartz (L) and Bowyer
Wild (W) and Wald

(June 10)  Haney retained its lead atop the Dewdney standings Sunday dividing a twinbill with Bellingham. Bells took the opener 9-4 scoring eight times in the 7th inning, helped by eight walks.. Haney rebounded behind the pitching of Merv Minty to take the second game 6-3.

Kohles (W) and Thompson
Anderson, Paulsen (7), Hollis (7), Minty (7) and Wiseman, Kuntz (7), Bowyer (8)

Haddock (L) and Thompson
Minty (W), Heibein (7) and Bowyer

At Central Park, Deming dropped two games, giving up 13 hits in a 13-4 loss to the Duffs and yielding 18 safeties in getting trounced by Kingsway 19-6. Jerry Lorenz belted a homer for the Duffs.

Wilson (L) and J.Zender, N.Zender (5)
Tanner (W) and Berg, Bissell (2).

Raymond (L), L.Zender (8) and J.Zender.
Lea, D.Smith (W) (2), Peters (6) and Osadczuk

(June 12)  Duffs exploded for five runs in the 9th inning Tuesday night to down Bellingham 11-7. Second baseman Barry Arnett led the uprising with a three-run homer and winning pitcher Bill Gillespie launched a two-run triple.

Gillespie (W) and xxx
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In a wild one at Maple Ridge Stadium, Haney-Hammond rebounded from a 6-0 first inning deficit to get by Maillardville 12-10. Maillardville hurler John Lehman was ejected in the 8th inning after a warm-up pitch barely missed umpire Joe Frizzell.

Van Eiperin, Lehman (L) (1), Poirer (8), Baird (8) and Erickson
Trinder, Minty (W) (7) and Bowyer

(June 13)   Morley Deans won his fifth without a loss Wednesday in firing a seven-hitter to help Coquitlam to an 11-1 trouncing of Maillardville. Deans, the top hurler in the Dewdney loop now has an earned run average of 0.60. Don Currie, the league's leader in RBI, drove in three with a three-for-five effort.

Deans (W) and Cameron
LeClair (L), Baird (3), Lehman (5) and Erickson

Graham Frezell held Kingsway to six hits as Duffs pulled away to win 7-4. Frezell walked just one and fanned 10. Stan Stewardson boosted his league-leading average to .410 with three hits.

Frezell (W) and Berg
Smith, McRae (3) and Osadczuk

(June 15)  Morley Deans didn't start but provided a happy ending for Coquitlam Friday as he relieved in the 8th inning and smacked an 11th inning triple and scored the winning run on Ian Jackson's squeeze bunt as Coquitlam got by Kingsway 9-8.  It was Dean's sixth straight victory without a loss. He came in for Fred Sabatine with the scored knotted at 8-8 in the 8th inning. Bob Bowyer led the winners with four hits, two of them triples.

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Sabatine, Deans (W) (8) and xxx

(June 16)   Duffs captured top money in the Dewdney Tournament downing Haney-Hammond 8-5 Saturday in the final, postponed from last week.  Bill Kennedy and Graham Frezell scattered seven hits and fanned eight in handling the mound work for the winners.

Kennedy, Frezell (9) and Berg
Trinder (L) and Bowyer

(June 17)   Ed and Jerry Lorenz accounted for five runs batted in as Duffs defeated Coquitlam 6-3. Ed Lorenz clouted a triple and double good for three RBI while Jerry brought in a pair of runs with two singles.

Gillespie (W) and Bissell, Edwards (8)
Wild (L) and Cameron

Larry Walker clouted a double and two singles to lead Haney-Hammond to a 2-0 blanking of Kingsway. Gary Schwartz fired a five-hitter for the shutout.

Schwartz (W) and Bowyer
D.Smith, W.Smith (5) and Osadczuk

Deming took a pair from Maillardville, 9-7 and 10-4 as Bernie and Jim Zender belted homers.

(June 24)  A eighth-inning double by Ed Lorenz drove in what proved to be the winning run as the Dufferins edged Millardville 4 to 4 in a Dewdney League fixture played at Central Park. The Dufferins’ Stan Stewardson, the circuit’s top hitter to date, went three-for-five at the dish.

Lehman (L), LeClair (8) and Tuckey
Frezell (W) and Edwards

(June 27)   Winning hurler Wayne Smith pitched a four-hitter, struck out 15 and singled home the deciding run in the 11th inning as Kingsway edged Haney-Hammond 2-1. Both Smith and losing pitcher Gary Schwartz went the distance.

Schwartz (L) and Bowyer
Smith (W) and Osadczuk

Bill Gillespie tossed a complete-game six hitter for his fifth straight victory Wednesday to lead Duffs to a 9-1 victory over Maillardville.  Jerry Lorenz powered the offense driving in six runs with a grand slam homer, double and two singles in four at bats.

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

(July 9)  Morley Deans racked up his 9th and 10th wins of the season Sunday as Coquitlam took both games of a double-header with Deming, 3-2 and 10-8. Deans scattered seven hits in a complete game win in the first game and relieved in the 7th inning of the nightcap. Coquitlam, which had just three hits, took the opener with two runs in the bottom of the 8th inning.

Little, P.Zender (8) and J.Zender
Deans (W) and Cameron

Gustafson, R.Zender (3), Little (7), N.Zender (9) and J.Zender
Statton, Sabatine (3), Deans (7) and Wald

First place Bellingham lost two games at Central Park falling 5-4 to Kingsway and 5-1 to Duffs. Bill Gillespie pitched his 6th win of the season without a loss in the opener. Barry Arnett went three for four and his cousin Neil batted in three runs.

Burwick (L) and Thompson
Gillespie (W), Frezell (7) and Edwards

Salsbury (L) and Thompson
W.Smith, D.Smith (8) and Osadczuk

(July 13)  Duffs created a three-way tie - with Bellingham and Maple Ridge - atop the Dewdney standings Friday scoring a 2-1 victory over Coquitlam. Bill Gillespie yielded just five hits and fanned 11 in recording his seventh win without a loss. He walked just one. Keith Commons smacked a triple in the eighth inning to plate the winning run.

Gillespie (W) and Edwards
Wild (L) and Walsh

(July 14)  Duffs whipped Bellingham 11-7 Saturday to take a half-game lead atop the standings. In a wild start to the game, Duffs scored five in the first inning and added two more in the second before Bellingham erupted for six in the third.  Graham Frezell settled down after that six-run frame to allow just one more run in going the distance for the win. Lorenz blasted a homer for the winners.

Hegwood, Burwick (1) and Thompson
Frezell (W) and Edwards

(July 15)   Morley Deans scattered nine hits Sunday to post his 11th win of the season as Coquitlam edged Duffs 3-2, scoring all their runs in the third inning.

Deans (W) and Cameron
Kennedy (L), Gillespie (4) and Edwards

(July 17)  Bill Gillespie won another one, his 8th of the season without a loss, in pitching Duffs to a 4-2 win over Bellingham. He struck out 12 as the Duffs tied Bellingham for the lead league. Gillespie has been asked to join Bellingham for the Washington State championships later this summer.

Gillespie (W) and Edwards
Kohles, Salsbury (9) and Thompson

(July 18)  Rookie Graham Frezell pitched three-hit ball to lead Duffs to a 10-2 win over Kingsway at Central Park. Right-hander Frezell, just 18, also batted in two runs with a single to push Buffs into a first-place tie with Bellingham.

Frezell (W) and Edwards
Lea, MacRae (1), Peters (6) and Osadczuk

(July 20)   Larry Walker drove in four runs with a triple and double to pace Haney-Hammond past Duffs 8-3. Jack Tippe added a triple and single while relief pitcher Merv Minty clubbed a double and single. Gary Schwartz, who gave way to Minty in the third, was credited with the win.

Schwartz, Minty (3) and Bowyer
Kennedy, Drummond (3), Lorenz (7) and Edwards.

(July 21)   A Maillardville club, with several Connie Mack players in the lineup to replace absent regulars, upset Bellingham 5-4. Blanked for six innings, Maillardville came through with four runs in the 7th and another in the 8th and held off a Bellingham rally in the ninth for the win. LeClair held the Americans to five hits to post the pitching victory.

Asplund, Round (8) and Thompson
LeClair (W) and Brummet

(July 22)  Bellingham divided a double-header at Coquitlam Sunday winning the first game 8-2 and losing the second 1-0.

In a 10-inning affair at Central Park, Kingsway got by Deming 8-7.

Ringerback (L) and Zender
Peters (W) and Osadczuk

Duffs dumped Deming 10-6 behind a 13-hit attack and an eight-run second inning.

L.Zender (L), Gustafson (2) and J.Zender
Tanner (W), Frezell (7) and Edwards, Bissell (5)

(July 25)  The Dufferins and Kingsway were the big winners in the latest round of Dewdney League action.
The Duffs exploded for eight runs in the seventh inning in crushing Haney-Hammond 8 to 1 as Bill Gillespie yielded but five hits in posting his ninth straight pitching victory without a loss. 

Gillespie (W) and Edwards
Minty (L), Walker (7) and Bowyer

Kingsway kept alive its slim chance of capturing the fourth and final playoff berth with an 8 to 6 win over Coquitlam.

Wild, Sabatine (L) (4) and Cameron
D. Smith, MacRae (W) (4), W. Smith (7) and Osadczuk

(July 27)   Duffs killed Kingsways' chances of a playoff berth Friday night posting a 7-3 win at Central Park. Coach Lorne Drummond went the route for the winners allowing five hits and fanning six. Matt Yanchuk helped the Duffs attack with a double and single.

Smith (L), McRae (4) and Osadczuk
Drummond (W) and Edwards

(July 29)   Dick Zender, the grand old man of the Dewdney League, had the league's offensive show of the season Sunday as the 41-year-old former pro belted three home runs and knocked in seven as Deming Loggers defeated Duffs 8-2 in the second half of a double-header at Deming. Zender had four-masters in the second and third off starter Bill Gillespie and added one in the seventh off reliever Ken Larson.  Deming's other run came from Dick's brother Bernie, a homer in the third inning. 

Duffs took the opener 7-1 behind the three-hit pitching of 18-year-old Graham Frezell who helped his cause with a two-run homer. The loss was Gillespie's first of the season after nine wins.

Bellingham clinched first place with 7-3 and 6-1 victories over sixth place Maillardville

FINAL STANDINGS         W      L     T      Pts.
Bellingham Bells       24      8     0      48
Dufferins              19     13     2      40
Haney-Hammond          19     15     0      38
Coquitlam              17     15     1      35
Kingsways              14     16     3      31
Maillardville           9     22     2      20
Deming                  7     17     0      14

SEMI-FINALS  Haney-Hammond vs Bellingham & Coquitlam vs Vancouver Dufferins  (best-of-five series)

(August 8)  Bill Gillespie and five recruits from the Connie Mack League combined to keep the Duffs alive in the Dewdney League playoffs. Gillespie pitched a two-hitter in leading the Dufferins to a 4 to 0 win over Coquitlam in the third game of their semi-final series. Coquitlam now holds a 2 – 1 edge in the best-of-five showdown. The Duffs’ ace, who compiled a 9 – 1 record in the regular season, struck out 11. The winners, with their backs to the wall, were without seven regulars and were forced to dig into the Vancouver Connie Mack pool of players to fill their roster.

Sabatine (L) and Wald
Gillespie (W) and Edwards

(August 10)  Stan Stewardson punched a triple and two singles as the Dufferins nosed out Coquitlam 3 to 1 to square their best-of-five Dewdney League semi-final series at two games each. Graham Frezell spun a four-hitter, fanned eight and walked one in recording the hillock triumph.

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

(August 14)  Coquitlam won its way into the Dewdney League finals by defeating the Duffs 5 to 0 behind the three-hit pitching of Morley Deans. Deans struck out 12 to earn the heaving verdict over Bill Gillespie. Catcher Jack Cameron drove in Coquitlam’s first three runs in the fourth frame with a bases-loaded triple.

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