1921 Game Reports / Alberta     



South Side


C . N. R.
Swift – Burns

(June 17)   Hanna shocked league-leading Delia 4-2 Friday behind the sensational, five-hit, 17 strikeout hurling of Dodger Lewis.  Shortstop Frank Lewis led an 11-hit attack with four safeties and he scored twice.  The teams compete in the Hand Hills League, described as the smallest semi-pro organization in Canada.

D.Lewis (W) and McMullen
Jensen (L) and Stout

(June 22)   Young Dodger Lewis thrilled the home crowd at Hanna Wednesday racking up 18 strikeouts in a 5-3 victory over Delia.  All the runs against him were unearned as Lewis tossed an eight-hitter. Harstock and Matt Kus each had two hits for the winners while Sam Vivian, of Delia, led all batters with three safeties.

Jensen (L) and Stout
Lewis (W) and MacMullen

(July 04)  Hanna exploded for five runs in the 10th inning Monday to escape with a 7-2 triumph over Craigmyle. Dodger Lewis again was marvelous for the winners firing a four-hitter with 17 strikeouts. Hanna rapped 11 hits,in copping the victory. Frank Lewis pounded out three hits, including a bases-loaded triple to highlight the 10th inning outburst.

D.Lewis (W) and F.Lewis
Haines (L) and Doyle

(July 27)   In spite of Dodger Lewis' 19 strikeout performance, Craigmyle topped Hanna 3-2.

Lewis (L) and xxx
xxx and xxx


(August 17)   In a huge offensive outburst, the Edmonton All-Stars romped over Cardiff 19-12 and 22 to 1 in the first two games of the Northern Alberta finals.  In the opener, Edmonton had a 15-2 lead after six innings before letting up in the final innings as Cardiff pushed across eight in the eighth and another pair in the ninth to make the final tally more respectable.  In the wild affair, Edmonton cranked out 17 hits to make up for 11 errors. Cardiff had 11 hits but booted the ball 15 times. Jimmy Enright and Hamilton paced the winners each with three hits. Couchesne, the Cardiff first sacker, had four hits in a losing cause.

Fawcett (L), Dexguard (5) and Owens
Geddes (W), Crozier (8) and Roots

In the second game, Edmonton took a four-run lead in the first inning and sailed to the easy, seven-inning, victory. They punched out 22 hits, including circuit blows by Cap Spiesman, Billy Rankin and Chapman. Chief Spencer had five hits, four of them for two bases and scored four times.  Overlooked with all the hitting feats was a tidy three-hit pitching performance by Ken Crozier.

Jarvis (L), Dexguard and Owens
Crozier (W) and Roots

(August 20)   Again, the Edmonton All-Stars crushed Cardiff in both games of Saturday's double-header to win the right to challenge for the Alberta baseball championship. Playing at Morinville, Edmonton crushed Cardiff 12 to 6 and 13 to 7.  In the first game, a six-run second inning for Edmonton told the tale. They rapped 18 hits, four by Reg Skitch, one a homer, and three apiece by Chuck Henderson and Cap Spiesman. Winning pitcher Matt Nehring cracked a four-bagger. Cardiff collected 13 hits, with Couchesne and McDonald each with three.

Nehring (W) and Ferguson
Diamond (L) and Owens

Edmonton ran up an 11-0 lead in the second game before Cardiff got on the scoreboard. The All-Stars smacked another 15 hits with Roy Geddes cracking a pair of doubles and a single. Spiesman also had three. Hamilton poked a homer. The game was called after six innings.

Crozier (W), Geddes (5) and Roots
C.Daggard (L) and Owens


(September 21)   Chief Spencer doubled with none out in the bottom of the seventh and final inning and came around to score on a passed ball and a throwing error to give Edmonton All-Stars a 4-3 victory over Calgary Monarchs to claim the Alberta Senior Baseball championship. Edmonton had fallen behind 3-0 after three innings but rallied to tie with three runs in the fifth. Edmonton put a pair on base as Stoddart reached on an infield error and Spencer singled. Chuck Henderson's long drive to left field got by Gibson and all three runners scampered home. Cap Spiesman had three hits to lead the winners while Stoddart punched out three for Calgary. Matt Nehring scattered nine hits in gaining the pitching win. He fanned seven and walked one.

Forbes, Prudden (L) (6) and Clarke
Nehring (W) and Ferguson

(September 21)  In an afternoon elimination game, Calgary trounced Lethbridge 16-2 as the 'Bridge nine booted the ball nine times.  Monarchs jumped into a two run lead in the first inning and romped to the win. In the initial frame, walks to Gibson, Reddick and Lawther combined with an error and Stoddart's single netted the two markers. They added one in the fourth, another in the fifth before putting the game on ice with a six-run eruption in the eighth. Prudden coasted to the pitching win allowing just six hits, two of them three-baggers by Frank Gillespie. Prudden also starred on offense with a triple and two singles. Seaman, the Lethbridge chucker, was the victim of the Calgary attack and loose fielding by his mates.

Seaman (L) and xxx
Prudden (W) and xxx