1975 Game Reports, Vancouver Island     

1975 Vancouver, Lower Mainland, Fraser Valley 
1975 BC Interior 
1975 Vancouver Island   


Alignment remained unchanged within the 1975 circuit with the same four entries all returning and the continuation of interlocking games with teams from Vancouver’s Metro Baseball League as well as the All-Star club from the Victoria Firefighters Senior Babe Ruth League.

Al’s/Kubicek’s Home Service
Farmer Construction
Gorge Hotel
Greave’s Moving & Storage

(May 18)  Opening day action at Lambrick Park featured a brace of clashes with all four member teams participating. In the initial tussle, home runs by Dave Wallace and Dave Graas paced Al’s Home Service to an 8 to 7 triumph over Farmer Construction. In the follow-up scuffle, a grand-slam homer by Ralph Anderson in the third inning and a solo blast by Don Burrows in the fifth spearheaded Greave’s Moving & Storage to a 10 to 4 conquest of Gorge Hotel.  

(May 19)  Terry Painter pitched his way out of trouble in the sixth inning at Lambrick Park and went the distance in hurling Farmer Construction to a 9 to 4 interlocking decision over the Firefighters Senior Babe Ruth League All-Stars. Painter, who struck out six, faced his only serious challenge when the Firefighters loaded the bases with nobody out in the top-of-the-sixth. He calmly whiffed the next two batters before retiring the side on a ground out.

Rogers (L), Beach (6) and Barnett
Painter (W) and Pakos 

(May 20)  Gorge Hotel broke into the win column by edging Al’s Home Service 4 to 3 at Lambrick Park. Derek Drinkwater picked up the pitching victory while breezing nine, yielding six safeties and issuing one free pass. With the lumber, Mike Squire set the pace for the Hotelmen with three hits, a solo home run, a double and a single, while scoring twice and driving in one run.

T. Holmes (L) and D. Kubicek
Drinkwater (W) and Russ Holmes

(May 21)  Kubicek’s Home Service bunched all their scoring into a seventh-inning rally, coming from behind to register a 4 to 3 win over Greave’s Movers at Lambrick Park.

Morgan (L) and Moretti
Dalziel (W) and D. Kubicek 

(May 25)  A pair of interlocking doubleheaders highlighted Sunday’s diamond action as invading Puccini’s of Vancouver’s Metro circuit swept a pair of games from Victoria’s Farmer Construction, taking the opening game 5 to 4 and the late contest 5 to 2 at Lambrick Park. Les Babuin’s six-hit pitching made the difference for Puccini’s in their opening-game win in the Capital City.

Babuin (W) and Watson
Krimmer (L) and Pakos

Pete Thiessen’s two-run double in the first inning started things off on the right foot for the Restaurateurs in the finale as Puccini’s playing-manager John Haar later added a home run. Dave McDonald had a great second game for the Victorians, stroking four hits and stealing a pair of bases.

Mickey (W) and Watson
Painter (L) and Pakos 

Meanwhile, at Capilano Stadium, Gorge Hotel of Victoria and the North Shore Mountaineers of the Metro loop split their two-game set with the visiting Hotelmen nosing out a 3 to 2 win to begin things before succumbing 9 to 4 in the second tilt.  Gorge pitchers Rick Cook and Bob Mabee limited the Mountaineers to three hits in the early win by the Victorians.

Cook, Mabee (W) (2) and Russ Holmes
Nicholson (L) and Gurvich

A six-run fourth inning, highlighted by Jimmy McMaster’s two-run double, carried North Shore to the second-game triumph. Bob Moysey’s two-run homer had staked the Hoteliers to a temporary 4 to 2 lead prior to their fourth-frame meltdown.

Drinkwater (L), Mabee (4), Jolly (4) and Russ Holmes
Rentmeester (W), Cali (5) and Gurvich     

(May 26)  Five home runs powered Greave’s Moving & Storage to a 9 to 3 conquest of the Senior Babe Ruth All-Stars of the Victoria Firefighters League in an interlocking tilt at Lambrick Park. Terry Karpiuk led the way with a pair of circuit-clouts off loser Ted Beech while single dingers were launched by Dave Morgan, George Lomas and winning pitcher Roy Moretti. Jeff Owens nailed a tater for the Senior Babe Ruthers.

Beech (L) and Barnett
Moretti (W) and D. Burrows

(May 27)  Versatile rookie Roy Moretti drove in five runs to sparkplug Greave’s Movers to an 8 to 5 victory over Kubicek’s Home Service and sole possession of first place in the Victoria Senior Amateur baseball League. Moretti drilled a three-run homer in the third inning and then drove in two more tallies with a timely double in the fifth. Terry Karpiuk picked up the pitching victory with a three-hitter. One of the base raps he surrendered to the losers was a round-tripper by Blair Kubicek.

Karpiuk (W) and Moretti
Hagstrom (L), T. Holmes (3) and D. Kubicek

(May 28)  Rookie Wayne Krimmer made his mark in the Senior Amateur circuit by pitching Farmer Construction to a 10 to 0 whitewashing of Al’s Home Service at Lambrick Park. Krimmer whiffed ten and issued only one base on balls while fashioning a three-hitter. George Pakos helped the Contractors with the baton, bashing a two-run homer in the second inning.

(May 29)  Terry Painter took care of the pitching and Glen Wallis the hitting in a Senior Amateur League tilt at Lambrick Park. Painter allowed only one hit and Wallis drove in three runs with a single and home run to boost Farmer Construction to a 3 to 1 victory over Greave’s Movers. Painter, who rang up a dozen punchouts, lost his no-hitter in the sixth inning when Terry Karpiuk singled following a base-on-balls. A sacrifice fly then brought in Greave’s only run.

Moseley (L) and Moretti
Painter (W) and Pakos

(June 1)  In interlocking action, Greave’s Movers of Victoria were tripped up 5 to 1 by the hosting Capilanos of Vancouver’s Metro Baseball League at Cap Stadium. 

(June 2)  Despite being outhit by an 8 to 4 margin, the Victoria Firefighter Senior Babe Ruth All-Stars picked up their first win against Senior Amateur League opposition by beating Al’s Home Service 1 to 0 in an interlocking game at Lambrick Park. Three double plays helped the Firefighters smother potential scoring opportunities for Kubicek’s. Jeff Owen crossed the plate on a passed ball for the only run of the game in the sixth inning. Dale Aune went the distance in taking the win over Tom Holmes.

Aune (W) and Barnett
T. Holmes (L) and D. Kubicek

(June 3)  Playing-manager John Yankoski slammed a game-winning home run and Terry Painter survived a sixth-inning crisis in Farmer Construction’s 3 to 2 win over Gorge Hotel at Lambrick Park. Yankoski’s fifth-inning blast broke a 2 – 2 deadlock and gave winning pitcher Painter a narrow cushion which he successfully protected by working his way out of jam the following frame when, with one retired, he stranded runners at second and third base to stifle a threat by the Hotelmen.

Cook (L), Drinkwater (5) and Russ Holmes
Painter (W) and Pakos

(June 4)  Farmer Construction extended its lead in the Victoria Senior Amateur Baseball League with a 6 to 5 win over Kubicek’s Home Service in an error-plagued game at Lambrick Park. Terry Painter notched the mound win after relieving starter Wayne Krimmer with the score tied 4 – 4 in the fourth inning.

Hagstrom (L) and B. Kubicek
Krimmer, Painter (W) (4) and Pakos, Ron Holmes

(June 5)  After a shaky start, Terry Karpiuk settled down and hurled Greave’s Movers to a 4 to 3 decision over Gorge Hotel in Senior Amateur League play at Lambrick Park. Bob Mabee connected for a two-run homer off Karpiuk in the first inning to help Gorge jump into a 3 to 0 lead. Karpiuk then held the Hotelmen off the scoreboard for the remainder of the game while his teammates picked away at losing pitcher Pete Jolly for single markers in the second, fifth, sixth and seventh innings. Phil Pimlott’s single drove in Walt Burrows with the winning tally.

(June 6)  Bob Mabee drove in three runs to power Gorge Hotel to a 7 to 1 victory over first-place Farmer Construction. The pitcher-turned slugger, who currently has 13 RBI’s to his credit, sent one Gorge runner across the dish with a sacrifice fly in the opening spasm and unloaded his third dinger, a two-run shot, in the fifth inning. Derek Drinkwater struck out seven and scattered three hits in taking the knoll win. He was ably supported by his snappy infield which turned in three double plays.

Ron Holmes (L), Painter (5) and Carlson
Drinkwater (W) and Russ Holmes

Standings *                  W      L      Pct.    GBL
Farmer Construction          5      4     .556      ----
Greave’s Movers              4      4     .500     0.5
Gorge Hotel                  3      6     .333     2.0
Kubicek’s Home Service       2      5     .286     2.0

* includes results of interlocking games with Vancouver Metro Baseball League and Victoria Firefighters Senior Babe Ruth League

(June 9)  Victoria Firefighters Senior Babe Ruth All-Stars connected for five runs on four hits and two errors in the sixth inning to defeat Gorge Hotel 5 to 4 in an interlocking game at Lambrick Park. Mike Lawless had a three-run double for the winners while Bob Moysey shone for the Hoteliers with two base knocks and three stolen bases.

Halme (W) and Barnett
Jolly (L) and Russ Holmes

(June 10)  Mike Squire kept alive a hitting streak and helped Gorge Hotel to a 4 to 1 victory over Al’s Home Service at Lambrick Park. Squire, who had a consecutive hit streak of nine games going into the tilt, came up with his only safety in the eighth stanza when the winners produced three runs on five singles. Bob Bowles had given Gorge a 1 to 0 lead with a fourth-inning home run but Dave Wallace’s run-scoring single in the last-of-the-seventh allowed Kubicek’s to temporarily tie the score.

Russ Holmes (W), Drinkwater (7) and Moysey, Russ Holmes (7)
B. Kubicek (L) and D. Kubicek

(June 11)  Bob Mabee and Mike Squire continued their hot-hitting performances to lead Gorge Hotel to a 2 to 1 decision over Farmer Construction in a hard-fought Senior Amateur League joust. Squire stretched his hitting streak to 11 games with a fourth-inning single and then rode home on Mabee’s fourth home run of the campaign. Mabee now leads the loop in RBI’s with 15. The Construction Crew plated their lone counter in the same stanza on a single by John Yankoski followed by Ron Holmes’ RBI double. Derek Drinkwater struck out seven and yielded five hits in annexing the complete-game victory.

Drinkwater (W) and Russ Holmes
Krimmer (L) and Carlson

(June 12)  Batting superiority couldn’t overcome the effects of shoddy fielding as Greave’s Movers bowed 5 to 4 to Al’s Home Service in a Victoria Senior Amateur League contest. The Movers outhit the Servicemen 11 to 5 but committed five errors including two in the critical seventh spasm when Kubicek’s scored two runs. Roger Laberge had a two-run four-bagger for the victors in the sixth chapter.

T. Holmes (W) and B. Kubicek
Moseley (L) and Moretti

(June 15)  Gorge Hotel of Victoria split an interlocking twin-bill at Lambrick Park with Puccini’s of Vancouver’s Metro League, dropping the opener 2 to 0 but rebounding for a 5 to 1 triumph in the nightcap. Winning pitcher John Mickey’s three-hit pitching was the difference in the curtain-raiser.
Mickey (W) and Watson
Drinkwater (L) and Russ Holmes

The Gorge bats came to life in the second tussle with Bob Moysey’s two-run triple, Bob Mabee’s run-scoring double and a two-run single off the bat of Russ Holmes doing the damage. Catcher Al Watson of the Vancouverites belted a solo homer for their only counter.

Williams (L) and Watson
Jolly (W) and Russ Holmes           

(June 15)  Hosting Budget Rent-a-Car of the Vancouver Metro League and Victoria’s Farmer Construction divided the spoils of an interlocking double-dip at Capilano Stadium. The Auto Leasers prevailed 5 to 2 in the fist match but fell 5 to 3 to the Contactors in the late event. First-game losing pitcher Wayne Krimmer bounced back in the second game to stroke three safeties for Farmer. Glen Wallis captured the mound victory in this contest with a successful five-inning relief stint.

(June 16)  Al Moir drove in six runs at Lambrick Park, lifting Farmer Construction of the Senior Amateur League to a 9 to 3 interlocking conquest of the Firefighter League Senior Babe Ruth All-Stars. The keystone sacker stroked a two-run double in the first inning and hit a grand-slam tater in the fifth frame. Rookie Wayne Krimmer also launched a two-run circuit-jack in the opening panel. The win for Farmer moved them into a first-place tie with Greave’s Movers.

Rogers (L), Ball (6) and Barnett
Ron Holmes (W) and Carlson

Standings *                  W      L      Pct.    GBL
Farmer Construction          7      7     .500     ----
Greave’s Movers              5      5     .500     ----
Gorge Hotel                  6      8     .429     1.0
Kubicek’s Home Service       3      6     .333     1.5

* includes results of interlocking games with Vancouver Metro Baseball League and Victoria Firefighters Senior Babe Ruth League

(June 17)  Catcher Don Burrows went four-for-four at the plate as Greave’s Movers unleashed a 17-hit attack to down last-place Al’s Home Service 15 to 3 in a Victoria Senior Amateur league game. Burrows, the 1973 batting champion, had a home run in the sixth inning while clubmate Phil Pimlott hit one in the fourth. The win moved Greave’s into first place, a half-game ahead of Farmer Construction.

Moretti, Morgan (1), Moretti (W) (2) and D. Burrows
T. Holmes (L) and D. Kubicek 

(June 18)  Three home runs powered Farmer Construction to a 7 to 2 triumph over Kubicek’s Home Service at Lambrick Park. The win lifted the Contractors back into a first-place tie with Greave’s Moving & Storage. Terry Painter, Al Moir and Glen Wallis, who went three-for-four from the batter’s box, all walloped four-ply clouts for the winners. Wayne Krimmer gave up just four hits in earning the hillock conquest. 

Krimmer (W) and Carlson
B. Kubicek (L) and D. Kubicek

(June 19)  Greave’s Movers stung the sphere for nine hits, including three home runs, to drop Gorge Hotel in a Senior Amateur match. Terry Karpiuk, who yielded six hits in taking the pitching decision, connected for a tie-breaking round-tripper in the sixth stanza and batterymate Don Burrows sealed things up with a three-run circuit-clout in the seventh. Earlier, Roy Moretti had blasted a solo tater when the Movers were trailing.

Karpiuk (W) and Moretti
Drinkwater, Jolly (L) (7) and Ron Holmes

(June 22)  The Vancouver Budgets, third-place occupants in the Metro Baseball League, improved their record by sweeping a brace of interlocking games at Capilano Stadium from visiting Kubicek’s Home Service of Victoria by scores of 6 to 1 and 7 to 0. Don Gurniak’s three hits and Larry Ferrerdeau’s four-hit, 11-strikeout pitching effort carried the Rent-A- Cars to their opening-game triumph.

T. Holmes (L) and D. Kubicek
Fellerdeau (W) and Gurniak

Two-run singles by Bill Grant and Brian Hall backed Dave Steele’s three-hit hillock performance in the second tilt. 

B. Kubicek (L), Messer (5) and D. Kubicek
Steele (W) and Stephens 

(June 22)  Farmer Construction of Victoria and the Vancouver Capilanos of the Metro Baseball circuit divided the spoils in an interlocking Park double-bill at Lambrick Park. The Contractors doubled the Caps 8 to 4 in the opener but folded 11 to 4 in the second game. Catcher George Pakos led the Capital City Crew offensively in the initial scuffle, slamming a two-run homer in the fifth inning to go along with a single and a brace of walks. 

Bazakuk (L), Herbert (6) and Mark
Krimmer, Ron Holmes (W) (4) and Pakos

Ron Frederick, who went four-for-five with the baton led a 15-hit onslaught for the Capilanos in the late scuffle. Keith Wilson added a four-bagger for the winners. Best with the willow for the Victorians was Mike Baier who banged out three safeties.

Herbert (W) and Mark
Ron Holmes (L), Wallis (3), Ron Holmes (6) and Pakos

(June 23)  Dale Aube of the Firefighters Senior Babe Ruth League All-Stars posted his second shutout win over Al’s Home Service, blanking the Kubicek’s 2 to 0 in interlocking action at Lambrick Park. Once again the Babe Ruthers were outhit but made the most of their opportunities, bunching two of their five hits, along with a groundout and an error, to plate both of their counters in the opening spasm.

Aune (W) and Rogers
Graas (L) and Johnson

(June 24)  Gorge Hotel rallied for four runs in the bottom-of-the-seventh inning to snatch a 7 to 6 Victoria Senior Amateur League victory from Farmer Construction at Lambrick Park. Bob Bowles tripled home two runs to start the scoring spree. Bob Mabee followed with a one-bagger to drive in Bowles with the equalizer and outfielder Ray St. Denis finished things off with a two-out double to score Mabee. Relief pitcher Rick Cook earned the win while Wayne Krimmer, who replaced starter Terry Painter after Bowles’ three-bagger, was nailed with the loss.

Painter, Krimmer (L) (7) and Pakos
Jolly, Cook (W) (7) and Russ Holmes

(June 25)  Roy Moretti ran into control problems at the wrong time at Lambrick Park, allowing Gorge Hotel to nip front-running Greave’s Movers 2 to 1. Deadlocked in a 1 – 1 stalemate, the Greave’s hurler hit batter Larry Montgomery with a pitch to begin the bottom-of-the-seventh frame and then issued successive walks to Mike Squire, Russ Holmes and Ray St. Denis to force in the winning run. Rick Cook copped the knoll triumph with a four-hitter.

Moretti (L) and D. Burrows
Cook (W) and Russ Holmes

(June 26)  Al Moir took advantage of the shorter outfield fences at Lambrick Park this season, clouting his fifth and sixth round-trippers of the campaign, as Farmer Construction rolled past Kubicek’s Home Service 6 to 4 in a Senior Amateur League tilt. Moir finished with four RBI’s for the game with the other pair of counters coming on George Pakos’ fourth homer of the season.

Messer (L) and Johnson
Krimmer (W) and Pakos

(June 29)  Flychaser Russ McKee accumulated six RBI’s in doubleheader action at Capilano Stadium as league-leading Puccini’s of Vancouver’s Metro League romped to 5 to 1 and 11 to 0 interlocking wins over visiting Greave’s Movers of Victoria. McKee uncorked a bases-loaded triple in the first game and clipped the horsehide for two doubles and a triple in the second skirmish for three more RBI’s. Catcher Al Watson slammed a two-run homer in the late clash as well in support of winning slabster Larry Mann who blanked the Hoteliers with a fine one-hitter. Les Babuin, with eight punchouts, earned the mound decision in the opener.

(June 29)  The North Shore Mountaineers, representing the Metro Baseball League of Vancouver, won a pair of interlocking contests, by 7 to 4 and 9 to 2 counts, against cellar-dwelling Kubicek’s Home Service of the Victoria Senior Amateur League. Rick Nicholson, in relief of starter Gerry Paille, struck out ten and grabbed the opening-game hillock verdict at Victoria’s Lambrick Park while Dave Schwab took the win in the late contest. Jim Schwab belted a two-run tater for the Mountaineers in the opening tussle.

Paille, Nicholson (W) (1) and Gurvich
T. Holmes, Graas (L) (3) and Johnson

D. Schwab (W), Rentmeester (6) and Gurvich
Messer (L) and Johnson

(June 30)  Greave’s Movers defeated the Senior Babe Ruth League Firefighters 4 to 3 to give the Senior Amateur baseball League a 4 to 3 edge in interlocking games.

Moretti (W), Morgan (6) and D. Burrows
Strandlund (L), Aune (4) and Rogers, Barnett (5)

(July 1)  Gorge Hotel moved into a tie for second place in the Victoria Senior Amateur Baseball league by downing Kubicek’s Home Service 7 to 5 at Lambrick Park. A five-run second inning, highlighted by Garnet Moen’s two-run homer, helped Pete Jolly get credit for the win although the Gorge hurler wasn’t around at the finish. Jolly was injured when hit by a line drive in the fifth and was replaced by Rick Cook. Catcher Ron Holmes added to the attack of the Hotelmen with three hits in four trips to the plate.

Jolly (W), Cook (5) and Russ Holmes
B. Kubicek (L) and D. Kubicek

Standings *                 W      L      Pct.    GBL
Farmer Construction        10      9     .526      ----
Gorge Hotel                 9      9     .500     0.5
Greave’s Movers             8      8     .500     0.5
Kubicek’s Home Service      3     15     .188     6.5

* includes results of interlocking games with Vancouver Metro Baseball League and Victoria Firefighters Senior Babe Ruth League

(July 2)  Winning pitcher Dave Morgan’s timely hit at Lambrick Park helped Greave’s Movers jump from third place to first in the Senior Amateur Baseball League. Morgan, who allowed two runs in 1-1/3 innings of relief, drove in the winning run with a seventh-inning single as the Movers beat Farmer Construction 6 to 5. Ron Holmes banged out a home run for the vanquished nine.

Painter, Krimmer (L) (7) and Pakos
Karpiuk, Morgan (W) (6) and D. Burrows 

Just prior to this scheduled contest, the two combatants finished off an extra-inning contest that had been suspended with the score tied earlier in the season and Greave’s prevailed in this clash as well, annexing an 8 to 7 triumph when Phil Pimlott doubled home Morgan with the winning tally.

(July 3)  Pace-setting Greave’s Moving & Storage extended their lead to 1-1/2 games atop the Senior Amateur circuit with an 11 to 0 blowout of last-place Kubicek’s Home Service. 42-year old Des Moseley hurled a two-hitter for Greave’s.

Moseley (W) and Moretti
B. Kubicek (L), Messer (2) and Johnson

(July 6)  Vancouver Puccini’s of the Metro League bombed visiting Kubicek’s Home Service of the Victoria Senior Amateur League 8 to 1 and 10 to 1 in an interlocking doubleheader at Capilano Stadium.

(July 6)  Hosting Greave’s Movers extended their lead atop the the Victoria Senior Amateur Baseball League by dumping the Budgets of the Vancouver Metro Baseball League 12 to 10 and 10 to 9 in a pair of wild interlocking matches at Lambrick Park. Ray Moretti picked up both pitching victories for the Movers as a reliever in the twin-bill and produced the winning counter in the second game with seventh-inning solo homer. Also connecting for round-trippers in the finale were teammate Frank Woods as well as Keith Frew and Tom Bird of the Rent-a-Cars. Don Gurniak homered twice for the Vancouverites in the opening tussle.

(July 7)  Gorge Hotel tripped the Firefighter Senior Babe Ruth League All-Stars 9 to 7 at Lambrick Park to move to within one game of league-leading Greave’s Movers. Three runs in the fifth inning, highlighted by a double from catcher Russ Holmes, spearheaded the Hotelmen to victory.

Jolly (L), Cook (6) and Russ Holmes
Strandlund, Aune (L) (3), Wolfe (6) and Barnett

(July 8)  Bob Mabee, back in the pitching rotation for the first time in three weeks while resting his sore arm, hurled a one-hitter to lead Gorge Hotel to a 4 to 0 whitewashing of Farmer Construction at Lambrick Park. Mabee whiffed eight and issued three free passes while going the distance. Mike Squire went yard with a dinger for the Hoteliers.

Krimmer (L) and Pakos
Mabee (W) and Russ Holmes

(July 8-13)  Canadian Senior Baseball championship tournament

(July 10)  Gorge Hotel scored four times in the seventh inning to take a 10 to 8 decision over Greave’s Movers at Lambrick Park. Bob Bowles led the winners with the lumber, pounding two home runs, while teammates Russ Holmes and Mike Squire each blasted one. Despite surrendering 15 hits, Rick Cook persevered to go the route for the mound triumph.

Cook (W) and Russ Holmes
Moseley, Morgan (L) (4) and Moretti

(July 13)  After disposing of cellar-dwelling Kubicek’s Home Service in both ends of a doubleheader, Gorge Hotel moved to the front of the pack in the Victoria Senior Amateur Baseball League. The twin-triumphs, 6 to 3 and 5 to 2, at Lambrick Park moved the Hoteliers a half-game in front of second-place Greave’s Movers.  Derek Drinkwater struck out nine batters and walked three while pitching a three-hitter for the first victory. His batterymate, catcher Russ Holmes, nailed a four-bagger in his support.

Drinkwater (W) and Russ Holmes
T. Holmes (L) and Johnson

Bob Mabee tossed another three-hitter in the second encounter, fanning eight and issuing one base-on-balls. Mabee also launched a home run as did teammate Mike Squire and losing flinger Blair Kubicek.

B. Kubicek (L) and D. Kubicek
Mabee (W) and Russ Holmes

(July 15)  Al’s Home Service, a.k.a. Kubicek’s, ended a month-long famine by clubbing Greave’s Movers 11 to 7 in a free-hitting game at Lambrick Park. Blair Kubicek, nicked for a dozen safeties in earning the complete-game win, helped at the plate with a three-run homer, his fourth of the season. Other four-baggers by teammates Wayne Messer and Tom Holmes contributed to the seven-hit Kubicek’s attack which was aided by three Greave’s errors. Frank Woods and Roy Moretti tagged circuit-clouts for the Movers who have now lost three straight.

B. Kubicek (W) and Johnson
Moseley (L), Moretti (2), D. Burrows (5) and D. Burrows, Moretti (5) 

(July 16)  Mike Baier’s timely home run put an end to Gorge Hotel’s nine-game win streak at Lambrick Park. With two out in the bottom-of-the-seventh inning, Baier slammed a three-run blast to lift Farmer Construction to a 6 to 5 triumph over the front-running Hotelmen. Losing chucker Rick Cook came into the seventh with a 5 to 2 lead but gave up two walks and a singled for one run before Baier’s game-changing tater.

Cook (L) and Russ Holmes
Ron Holmes (W) and Pakos

(July 17)  Farmer Construction moved to within one game of leading Gorge Hotel by nipping Greave’s Movers 6 to 5 in a hard-fought Victoria Senior Amateur Baseball League encounter. Reliever Wayne Krimmer pitched his way out of a bases-loaded jam in the seventh inning after coming to the aid of starter and winner Terry Painter.

Painter, Krimmer (7) and Pakos
Moseley (L), Moretti (2), Karpiuk (2), D. Burrows (3) and D. Burrows, Moretti (3)

(July 20)  Steve Herbert and Dennis Meek threw back-to-back two-hitters in pitching the Vancouver Metro League Capilanos to 8 to 0 and 2 to 0 victories over visiting Gorge Hotel of Victoria at Capilano Stadium.
Herbert required only six innings to dispose of the Hotelmen in the first game because of the league’s eight-run rule. Stolen bases by Ron Frederick, Rick Mark and Ken Markley, three Victoria errors and four hits, including Al Foreman’s two-run single, accounted for a big six-run splurge by the Caps in the second inning. Run-scoring singles by Pat Donnelly and Warren Coughlin in the second stanza of the concluding tilt staked Meeks to more-than-enough of a cushion required for the whitewash win and he responded by pitching five hitless innings to wrap things up.

(July 20)  The Vancouver Metro League’s North Shore Mountaineers had their bats in fine tune at Lambrick Park where they swept an interlocking doubleheader from Victoria’s Greave’s Movers by convincing scores of 17 to 11 and 12 to 4.  The Mountaineers slapped out 16 hits in the matinée tussle as Roy Melvin launched a three-run homer in the fourth inning as a sign of what was to follow.

Cali (W), Nicholson (5), D. Schwab (6) and Gurvich
Moseley (L), Karpiuk (3) and Moretti

Len Gamlin led the North Shore nine at the dish in the second encounter, clipping the orb for a double, triple and two-run homer. Walt Burrows paced the Movers in both contests. He had three hits in the curtain-raiser and a two-run dinger in the second tilt.

Rentmeester (W), D. Schwab (4) and Gurvich
Moretti (L), Anderson (3) and Crawford 

(July 21)  Greaves Movers, losers of six in a row, got back on the winning track by defeating bottom-feeding Kubicek’s Home Service 7 to 5 at Lambrick Park. Winning pitcher Walt Burrows scattered nine hits, including a two-run homer by losing pitcher Dave Graas, in going the distance. Graas was raked for 13 safeties by the Movers

W. Burrows (W) and Moretti
Graas (L) and Johnson

Standings *                  W      L      Pct.    GBL
Gorge Hotel                 14     12    .538     ----
Farmer Construction         14     12    .538     ----
Greave’s Movers             14     14    .500     1.0
Kubicek’s Home Service       4     22    .154    10.0

* includes results of interlocking games with Vancouver Metro Baseball League and Victoria Firefighters Senior Babe Ruth League

(July 22)  Farmer Construction rode a ninth-inning, two-run homer off the bat of Glen Wallis to double last-place Al’s Home Service 4 to 2 to move into a half-game lead in the Senior Amateur League standings. The blast, off losing pitcher Tom Holmes, came with two out. Kubicek’s had battled from behind to tie the score in the seventh. Winning pitcher Wayne Krimmer yielded six hits in going the distance.

Krimmer (W) and Pakos
T. Holmes (L) and Johnson

(July 23)  The hitting of Mike Squire sparked Gorge Hotel to a 10 to 2 win over Greave’s Movers in a Victoria Senior Amateur Baseball League game at Lambrick Park. Squire slammed three hits, including a two-run homer in the fourth inning, as Gorge moved back into a tie atop the circuit’s standings with Farmer Construction. Winning pitcher Bob Mabee gave up six hits in going the route.

W. Burrows (L), Moretti (4) and Crawford
Mabee (W) and Russ Holmes

(July 27)  The last-place team in the Victoria Senior Amateur Baseball League, Kubicek’s Home Service, scored 13 runs and belted out 19 hits but lost both ends of an interlocking doubleheader to the invading Vancouver Capilanos at Lambrick Park. Unfortunately for the Servicemen, their corps of pitchers weren’t in lock-step with their hitters as they dished out ten hits in the opener to fall 8 to 4 to the Caps before issuing a dozen safeties in a 12 to 9 second-game setback.
Dave Graas had three of the six safeties, including a two-run homer, acquired by Victorians in the opener. Darryl Fenton and Ken Markley replied with round-trippers for the Caps.

Bazaluk (W) and Mark
B. Kubicek (L) and D. Kubicek

The Capilanos banged out 19 safeties in the last game, pretty well putting the game on ice with five-spots in both the opening and second frames.

Meek, Wilson (W) (2), Wragg (6) and Mark
Hegland (L), T. Holmes (1) and Johnson

It was an equally bad day for Victoria’s Farmer Construction in their interlocking double-dip at Vancouver’s Capilano Stadium where they absorbed 4 to 2 and 1 to 0 defeats at the hands of the North Shore Mountaineers of the Metro League. The double-defeat knocked the Contractors out of a first-place tie with idle Gorge Hotel.

(July 29)  Gorge Hotel padded their lead to two games over second-place Farmer Construction by whipping last-place Al’s Home Service 10 to 4 at Lambrick Park. It was the eighth straight defeat for Kubicek’s, mired in the cellar 14 games off the pace. Derek Drinkwater yielded only three hits as teammate Bob Mabee cracked a two-run double to boost his league-leading RBI total to 30.

B. Kubicek (L), Graas (6) and Johnson
Drinkwater (W) and Russ Holmes

(July 30)  Farmer Construction edged to within 1-1/2 games of leading Gorge Hotel by defeating Greave’s Movers 4 to 1 at Lambrick Park. While Terry Painter effectively spaced four hits to gain credit for the mound victory, the Construction Crew bunched four of their five safeties in a three-run second inning. The key hits were run-scoring singles by Mike Baier, John Yankoski and Bob Aldridge.

Karpiuk (L) and Moretti
Painter (W) and Pakos

(August 2-4)  B. C. senior amateur baseball championship tournament

(August 6)  Despite a hitting spree of 13 base knocks, last-place Kubicek’s fell 18 to 8 to front-running Gorge Hotel at Lambrick Park. The Hoteliers connected for a dozen safe swats including a home run by Mike Squire. Gorge now holds a 2-1/2 lead over runner-up Farmer Construction.

T. Holmes (L), Hagstrom (6) and D. Kubicek
Cook (W), Moen (6) and Russ Holmes

(August 7)  Farmer Construction sliced a full-game off the lead held by Gorge Hotel by dumping the front-runners 7 to 4 at Lambrick Park. Ron Holmes scattered eight hits in hurling the complete-game win while playing-manager John Yankoski slammed a three-run homer for the Contractors. Mike Squire clubbed his eighth round-tripper of the year for the Hoteliers.

Drinkwater (L), Mabee (1), Cook (4) and Russ Holmes
Ron Holmes (W) and Carlson

(August 10)  A doubleheader sweep of Gorge Hotel by Farmer Construction elevated the Hoteliers into a half-game lead in the Victoria Senior Amateur Baseball League standings. Terry Painter and Ron Holmes exchanged roles in the twin-triumph at Lambrick Park. Painter pitched a five-hitter and Holmes blasted a home run as Farmer downed Gorge 6 to 1 in the lid-lifter. A solo dinger by Ian Hood in the fifth frame accounted for the lone counter by he Hoteliers.

Painter (W) and Pakos
Squire (L), Cook (6) and Russ Holmes

With Holmes ascending the knoll for the wrap-up tussle, the roles were reversed as Painter drove in seven runs as the Contractors crushed Gorge 16 to 1. Holmes tossed a seven-hitter for the complete game triumph, yielding only a solo homer to Dave Morgan. Painter and Dan Rogers replied with four-baggers for the winners.

Ron Holmes (W) and Pakos
Moretti (L), Morgan (2), Moretti (3) and Armstrong

Standings *                  W      L     Pct.    GBL
Farmer Construction         19     14    .576     ----
Gorge Hotel                 18     14    .563     0.5
Greave’s Movers             15     18    .455     4.0
Kubicek’s Home Service       4     28    .125    14.5

* includes results of interlocking games with Vancouver Metro Baseball League and Victoria Firefighters Senior Babe Ruth League

(August 11)  Gorge Hotel retained a share of the lead in the Senior Amateur circuit by defeating bottom-feeding Al’s Home Service 4 to 1. Mike Squire sparked the Gorge attack with his ninth home run as Pete Jolly pitched a three-hitter to cop the knoll conquest.

Hagstrom (L) and D. Kubicek
Jolly (W) and Russ Holmes

(August 12)  Gorge Hotel picked up an easy win when Greave’s Movers failed to field a complete team for their scheduled clash at Lambrick Park.

(August 13)  Farmer Construction forced a sudden-death first-place tie breaker with Gorge Hotel after ambushing Kubicek’s Home Service 17 to 1 in five innings at Lambrick Park. With a huge lead, winning pitcher Ron Holmes turned over the flinging chores to Wayne Krimmer early in the final game of the regular schedule. John Yankoski had a circuit-jack for the Contractors.

Ron Holmes (W), Krimmer (3) and Pakos
D. Kubicek (L), T. Holmes (3) and Johnson, Messer (5)

Final Standings *            W      L     Pct.   GBL
Farmer Construction         20     14    .588    ----
Gorge Hotel                 20     14    .588    ----
Greave’s Movers             15     19    .441    5.0
Kubicek’s Home Service       4     30    .118   16.0

* includes results of interlocking games with Vancouver Metro Baseball League and Victoria Firefighters Senior Babe Ruth League


(August 14)  Gorge Hotel and Farmer Construction were tied 5 – 5 when darkness halted their playoff for first place in the Victoria Senior Amateur Baseball League. The clubs will resume play at the top-of-the-seventh inning at Lambrick Park on August 15.

(August 15)  It took two days for Gorge Hotel to earn the 1975 pennant in the Senior Amateur loop but they finally emerged with a 6 to 5 triumph over Farmer Construction to cop the flag. The Hotelmen scored the winning run in the ninth when Garnet Moen slapped a run-scoring single to give his club a first-round bye in the playoffs. Dan Rogers had a four-bagger for Farmer.

Mabee, Cook (W) (6) and Russ Holmes
Krimmer, Painter (L) (5) and Ron Holmes, Pakos (8)

SEMI-FINALS  Greave’s Movers vs Farmer Construction  (best-of-three series)

(August 17)  No semi-final winner was declared at Lambrick Park as Farmer Construction and Greave’s Movers both won and lost once as the first two games of their playoff series were played. The Contractors romped to a 9 to 3 triumph in the opener while the Movers deadlocked the series with an 8 to 5 conquest in the nightcap.
Wayne Krimmer’s five-hit pitching staked the Construction Crew to the matinee-game win.

Karpiuk (L), Morgan (4) and Moretti
Krimmer (W) and Ron Holmes

First-game catchers, Roy Moretti of the Movers and Ron Holmes of Farmer, turned into second-game pitchers as Moretti prevailed with a five-hitter after a shaky start. Staked to a 4 to 0 lead when Glen Wallis and Mike Baier each connected for a two-run homer in the top-of-the-first inning, Holmes failed to last the distance as Greave’s accumulated 11 base raps including three by Phil Pimlott who drove in three runs.

Ron Holmes (L), Painter (5) and Price
Moretti (W) and Morgan

(August 19)  Walt Burrows’ pitching and slugging carried Greave’s Moving & Storage into the finals of the Victoria Senior Amateur Baseball League. Burrows tossed a one-hitter and slammed a solo home run to lead the Movers to a 5 to 1 triumph over Farmer Construction in the deciding game of the semi-finals. Greave’s gave Burrows all the offense he needed with four second-inning counters as a result of Roy Moretti’s two-run double and a round-tripper by George Lomas with one mate aboard. Terry Painter’s solo dinger in the fifth was the only tally by the Contractors.

W. Burrows (W) and Moretti
Rogers (L), Krimmer (2) and Ron Holmes

FINALS  Greave’s Movers vs Gorge Hotel  (best-of-five series)

(August 20)  A solo home run by Roy Moretti gave Greave’s Movers a 3 to 2 win over Gorge Hotel and a one-game lead in the Senior Amateur League final series. Moretti’s blast came off losing slabster Bob Mabee who took over pitching chores from Gorge starter Pete Jolly in the fifth frame. Dave Morgan earned the win as he went the distance while surrendering seven hits. He also stroked two hits and drove in a run. Mabee ruined Morgan’s shutout bid when he slammed a two-run tater in the third panel.

Morgan (W) and Moretti
Jolly, Mabee (L) (5) and Russ Holmes

(August 21)  Darkness forced a halt to the action after five innings during the second game of the best-of-five Senior Amateur League finals. The game will be resumed just prior to a scheduled double-bill on August 24.

(August 24)  Derek Drinkwater hurled a three-hitter to give Gorge Hotel a 5 to 0 shutout win over Greave’s Movers in the fourth game of the best-of-five Victoria Senior Amateur Baseball League finals. The win for the Hotelmen squared the series at two games apiece. Gorge won an earlier game 3 to 2 to escape elimination after Greave’s had taken a two-game lead in the series with a 7 to 6 victory in the completion of game two begun on August 21.
Starter Roy Moretti, with seventh-inning relief help from Walt Burrows, copped the hillock triumph in the interrupted second-game.

Drinkwater (L), Cook (5) and Russ Holmes
Moretti (W), W. Burrows (7) and Armstrong, Morgan (2), D. Burrows (6)

A 6 to 3 advantage in base hits and a solo homer by Terry Karpiuk wasn’t sufficient to keep Greave’s from wrapping up the series in game three.

Moretti, W. Burrows (L) (4), Moretti (5) and D. Burrows
Cook (W) and Russ Holmes

The Hotelmen were in command all the way in the seven-inning equalizer, riding a home run by Bob Mabee to victory.

Drinkwater (W) and Russ Holmes
W. Burrows (L), Karpiuk (5), Armstrong (6) and Moretti 

(August 25)  Terry Armstrong, up from the Senior Babe Ruth ranks, scattered eight hits in pitching Greave’s Movers to a 7 to 2 conquest of Gorge Hotel and the 1975 Victoria Senior Amateur Baseball League playoff championship. Armstrong and Gorge chucker Bob Mabee were locked in a 2 – 2 deadlock after seven stanzas but the Movers, third-place finishers during the regular season, broke loose for a five-spot in the eighth to handily down the pennant winners. Walt Burrows’ two-run single was the most significant blow of the winning outburst. Burrows had launched a four-bagger earlier in the deciding contest.

Armstrong (W) and Moretti
Mabee (L), Jolly (8), Drinkwater (8) and Russ Holmes 


Campbell River
Ladysmith Travellers
Lake Cowichan
Nanaimo Villas

(May 31)   Nanaimo Villas took two from Ladysmith, 5-4 in an extra inning in the opening game and then trouncing the Travellers in the second.

(June 7)   Art Fransen fired a no-hitter Sunday as Ladysmith Travellers dumped Campbell River 3-0 in the first game of a double-header. Travs also took the second game, 10-2. Fransen racked up ten strikeouts as Barry Copp, Kent Yaniw, Lorne Smith and Dave Valentine provided help with the lumber. Paul Wood took the loss. Jeff Lundine went the route for the win in the second contest.