1913 Tournaments / Exhibitions     


(June 27)  BALDUR TOURNAMENT   Pilot Mound rallied with five late runs, helped by a porous Baldur defense, to down the host club 8-4 in the Baldur Tournament.  The visitors scored a singleton in the sixth for a 4-4 tie then plated two in the eighth and another pair in the ninth for the win.  Johnson, on the hill for the winners, pitched a splendid game allowing just four hits and racking up 15 strikeouts. The losers made 11 errors.  Baldur got a run in the first inning on E. Sexsmith's double after Pilot Mound had scored a pair in the top of the initial frame. The home club took the lead with three in the fifth before getting blanked the rest of the way.

Johnson (W) and Byers
Mirlapp (L), Jackson and E. Sexsmith

In the opening game of the tournament, Jackson tossed a five hitter and fanned 12 to lead Baldur to a 2-1 victory over Hansboro, North Dakota.  The winners got both their runs in the third stanza thanks to some sloppy infield play by the Americans.  Sexsmith reached when hit by a pitch and Mirlapp followed with a drive to first which was muffed. Jackson then moved the runners up a base with a sacrifice and T. Johnson cracked a grounder to short which was first fumbled then thrown away as the two lead runners scampered home. Baldur had a chance to add to their margin in the fourth when they loaded the bases with one out but failed the score.  Sanders yielded just four hits in going the distance for Hansboro, but was hurt by nine errors behind him. 

Jackson (W) and E. Sexsmith
Sanders (L) and xxx

Pilot Mound managed just one hit but got the winning run on a steal of home in downing Holland 3-2 in a game in which errors played a prominent role. The winners made three miscues, Holland had six. McGregor had a one-hitter in a losing cause while Watson got the win yielding but two.

Watson (W) and Byers
McGregor (L) and Sanderson

In the biggest offensive show of the tournament Baldur crushed 16 hits in swamping Swan Lake 15-0 in a six-inning affair. Mirlapp allowed just three hits and fanned nine in fashioning the shutout. J.Johnson and E.Sexsmith each had three hits for the winners.

Mirlapp (W) and E. Sexsmith
DeRoo (L), Chalmers and Sicotte

(July 29)   GLEICHEN TOURNAMENT   At the opening day of the Gleichen tournament Tuesday, Strathmore topped Brooks 5-2 as Percy Smith tossed a three-hitter for the winners and helped at the plate with two hits, one for two bases. First baseman Baxter also collected a pair of safeties for Strathmore. Evans was the big news for Brooks with a home run, the longest blast ever at the local diamond, the ball sailing over the race track.

Smith (W) and Ward
Dowell (L) and Leas

In the evening game, Walter Frink struck out seventeen in tossing a seven-hitter as Langdon beat Strathmore 3-1. Catcher Rowe belted a pair of three-baggers and scored two runs for Langdon. Bried allowed just five hits in hurling for Strathmore but took the loss. 

Frink (W) and Rowe
Bried (L) and Ward

(July 30)   The host club, Gleichen, thrilled the home crowd Wednesday scoring six times in the first inning en route to a 25 to 2 shellacking of Cluny in a comedy of errors - 13 by the Cluny nine. Gleichen pounded out 18 hits, four by third sacker Lupton, and three by second baseman Williams. Wade, the first sacker, and pitcher Wilson each scored four times. Mace, the left fielder, Williams and Lupton each had three scores.

Johnson (L), K.Stumpf (9)  and Munn
Wilson (W) and R.McArthur

The final, Wednesday evening, brought out a record-breaking crowd for a thrilling contest, clinched by Langdon with a four-run eighth inning for an 8-2 victory over Gleichen.  Walter Frink again handled the mound work, fanning twelve, for Langdon and was key on offense with four hits, one of them a triple.  Rowe had three more hits, a triple and two singles and scored three times.

J.McArthur (L), Wilson (5), Terrant (8) and B.McArthur
Frink (W) and Rowe


Wardner  8     Frank  2
Macleod  3     Fernie  0

FINAL (for $100 first prize)
Macleod  8     Wardner  5