1964 Ontario Game Reports      


(June 18)  Doug Dobrei fired a six-hitter and fanned 14 as Stratford Chiefs blanked Kitchener-Waterloo Panthers 2-0. Court Heinbach allowed just five hits in taking the loss. He compiled 13 strikeouts.

Heinbach (L) and xxx
Dobrei (W) and xxx

(July 7)  Johnny Krasnan was the hitting and pitching star leading Stratford to a 6-2 victory over league-leading Guelph. Krasnan belted a triple and double while holding the visitors to 8 hits. Robbie Sleeman, who clouted homer in a losing cause, took the loss.

Sleeman (L) and xxx
Krasnan (W) and xxx

(July 18)   Sparked by catcher Ken Plesha's three-run homer, Stratford Chiefs dumped Brantford Red Sox 7-2 Saturday.  Right-hander Gary Thomas scattered 12 hits to gain the win, his first of the season.  He fanned five and walked two. Spud Bush took the loss, allowing ten hits and walking five.

Thomas (W) and Plesha
Bush (L) and xxx

(July 18)   Galt Terriers retained their hold on top spot in the Intercounty standings Saturday with a convincing 9-0 win over Kitchener Panthers.  Terriers clubbed 16 hits off Ken Sherk and Howie Hupp including four from catcher Ray Stadler.  Three of the hits were doubles. Sherk was gone in the first inning before retiring a batter.  He allowed five consecutive hits.  Lefty Ken Lavis coasted to the win, scattering 10 hits.  Larry Litzgus had three hits for the Panthers.  Gib Simpson had three safeties for the winners and Ernie Hatt, Roger Dewaele and Wray Upper each contributed a pair. Dick Krol's triple accounted for two runs in the first inning.

Sherk (L), Hupp (1) and xxx
Lavis (W) and Stadler

(July 25)  A 6-run outburst in the 4th inning carried Galt Terriers over London Pontiacs 11-8.

xxx and xxx
xxx, Lavis (W), xxx and xxx

(July 25)  With three runs in the 5th inning, Kitchener-Waterloo Panthers  downed second-place Guelph 5-2.

xxx and xxx
xxx and xxx

(July 25)  Brantford Red Sox whipped Startford Chiefs 11-2 in a game called in the 6th inning when the Chiefs ran out of players after Nick Libett and Ken Pleshe were ejected after a dispute with the umpires.

xxx and xxx
Krasnan (L), xxx and xxx

(August 11)  Kitchener-Waterloo announced it would not play two remaining games in their Intercounty schedule.  The Panthers, eliminated from the playoffs last Saturday, had games against London and Brantford to makeup for rain outs.

(August 15)  In a round-robin playoff to decide first place, Galt Terriers took the first game 5-3 over Guelph C-JOYS.  Jim Merrick tossed a three-hitter for the win as Ray Stadler and Dick Krol produced two-run singles. Guelph, London and Galt each finished the regular schedule with identical 17-13 records.

xxx and xxx
Merrick (W) and xxx

(August 18)   London Pontiacs captured first place in the Intercounty League by shading Galt Terriers 6-5 in 10 innings.  Gabby Anderson notched the winning marker with a diving slide with two out in the bottom of the 10th.  It was the first pennant for the Pontiacs since 1956.

(August 31)  A four-run rally in the 4th inning enabled Galt Terriers to squeeze by Guelph 4-3 to capture the best-of-seven Intercounty semi-final series, four games to one.

xxx and xxx
xxx and xxx

(September 8)  London scored in every inning but the 5th to clobber Galt Terriers 17-2 in the opening game of the Intercounty final series. Second game of the best of seven affair is set for Wednesday at Kitchener.

xxx and xxx
xxx and xxx



(June 24)   Dryden Red Sox took a pair from the Orioles of Port Arthur winning 6-1 and 3-2.
Pitcher Gary Beyko was a hitting star for the winners in the first game rapping a homer and single. Frank Levanto had a circuit clout for the Orioles.

In the second game, Lorne McDonald belted a two-run homer in the final inning to give Sox the win. Don Gale had a four-bagger for the Port Arthur squad. Bob Crawford was the winning hurler.

(July 15)   Bolstered with four imports from Kenora, the Dryden Red Sox sailed to first place in the Lakehead Senior Baseball League Wednesday downing Port Arthur Red Sox 7-6 and 12-3 in double-header action. The wins gave Dryden a 6-2 record, while Port Arthur dropped to 5-3.

Port Arthur carried a 6-2 lead into the last stanza before Dryden jumped on Ray Linder for five runs. Hughie Norman, who earlier dropped a pair of fly balls in centre field and looked to wear the goat horns, became the hero by rapping a solid single to drive home the winning run. Willie Yashinski picked up the pitching win. Blake, Bob Miclash, Gary Beyko and Ernie Surkan, all from Kenora, came up with timely hits.