1925 Tournaments      


Craik Tournament

(July 1)   All-star teams from Regina and Moose Jaw split first prize money at the Craik Tournament after rain forced the cancellation of the final contest.  Moose Jaw defeated one of the two Saskatoon entries 4-1 behind the hurling of George Haigh, while Regina topped the other Saskatoon club 10-5 as Johnny Herauf went the distance on the mound for the winners.

Pike Lake Tournament

(July 1)   American college lad Joe Whitehill put on an iron man display at Pike Lake to lead Vanscoy to first money in the six team tournament.  Whitehall, from Iowa, hurled three complete game victories and slammed out four hits to pace the winners to their three triumphs before crowds of up to four-thousand.  Vanscoy started off the parade of superb baseball by nosing out Swanson 1-0 in the opening game as Whitehill fired a five-hitter, fanned 9, punched out two hits, one a double, and scored the only run. Jerry Cummings was the tough-luck loser.

Whitehill (W) and Deboise
Cumming (L) and Rivers

Delisle advanced when Frank Lyle pitched the Goose Lakers to a shutout win over Langham, 6-0. Bill Deer took the loss.

Lyle (W) and Hamilton
W.Deer (L) and H.Deer

Vanscoy took advantage of three first inning walks to score four times and go on to a 7-4 victory over Grandora.  Joe Whitehill tossed a five-hitter for his second win of the day. He compiled seven strike outs and walked two. Ed Shockey also had a five-hit effort but his first inning wildness cost him the game. Whitehill helped the offense with a triple and two runs scored.

Ed Shockey (L) and Weldson
Whitehill (W) and Deboise

Birdview received sparkling four-hit shutout, pitching by Bill Dunbar to nose out Delisle 1-0. The only run came in the fifth inning when Sunderland led off with a single to left, stole second and scored when McMahon laced one into centre field.  Frank Lyle allowed just five hits in a losing cause.

Dunbar (W) and Scott
Lyle (L) and Hamilton

With the help of five Birdview errors, Vanscoy plated three runs in the fourth inning and two more in the fifth to post a 5-4 victory in the tournament final.  Joe Whitehill yielded six hits while ringing up ten strikeouts for his third victory. He had one hit and scored a run. 

Dunbar (L) and Scott
Whitehill (W) and Deboise

In the consolation final, Grandora topped Delisle 4-1.  J. Brady held Delisle to four hits, one a homer by R. Bentley.

J.Brady, Cope (W) (3) and Ed Shockey
Worth (L), Lyle (3) and Hamilton

Rouleau Tournament

(July 2)  Milestone defeated Gray 7-4 to take top money in the Rouleau Tournament.  Milestone reached the final by beating Wilcox 4-4 and Rouleau 3-0.  Gray topped Truax 19-2 in the semi-final after topping Briercrest 4-0 in the opening round. In the other first round match Truax beat Pense 7-0.

Milden Tournament

(July 3)  Outlook downed Milden 1-0 in a five-inning final contest to win first money at the Milden Tournament. Yahn pitched the win topping Mott of the host club.

Mott (L) and Ferguson
Yahn (W) and Reynolds

Outlook scored six times in the sixth inning of the opening game to down Sovereign 8-3.

Bachard (L) and Goodwin
Yahn (W) and Reynolds

Milden got three runs in the bottom of the ninth and defeated Dinsmore 4-1.

Fisher (L) and Deitrich
P.McGuire, Mott and Ferguson

Holdfast Tournament

(July 4)   Findlater, with Leo Seiffert handling pitching dutires, captured top money at the Holdfast Sports Day Saturday.  Findlater was defeated by the host club in the first round but rebounded to defeat Penzance 10-4 and Holdfast in a rematch to win the tournament.

(July 14)  Regina's Junior Argos left on C.P.R. Train No. 3 Sunday night en route to Alberta points for a series of exhibition games. The team is headed by Rev. Father Athol Murray.  The Argos dropped a twin bill to the Darke Juniors at Park de Young Saturday 11-9 and 7-6.  The club is slated to play at Medicine Hat, Calgary and possibly Edmonton.  On the return, games are hoped to be arranged at Swift Current and Moose Jaw.

Argos :  Acaster Clarence 3B, Brown J.P. UT, Carr Jim P, Gainsford Hugh Mascot, Irwin Will C, Kolruss Anton LF, McGregor Babe UT, Mitchell Angus SS, Moore Ken 1B, Palm Tud RF, Travis Walter CF, Ursuki Michael 2B

Keeler Tournament

(July 14)   Down 3-0 going into the 6th and final inning, Caron rallied for four runs to shade Keeler 4-3 in the final of the Keeler Tournament.  Lee belted a homer for Keeler.  Nutzhorn won his third game of the day for the champions.

Nutzhorn (W) and Robinson
G.Scribner, C.Scribner and Anderson

Keeler broke a 3-3 tie with an eight-run rally in the seventh and final inning to trounce Mortlach 11-3.

Small (L) and Kerr
C.Scribner (W) and Anderson

Caron shaded Eskbank 3-1.  Nutzhorn pitched shutout ball until giving up a run in the bottom of the seventh and final inning.

Nutzhorn (W) and Robinson
Judkins (L) and Schaefer

Caron clobbered Thunder Creek 23-0.

Nutzhorn (W) and Robinson
Laurey (L), Hammon and Peterson

Sceptre Tournament

(July 15)  The host Sceptre club prevailed at the annual Sports Day at Sceptre downing Success 7-1 in the final. Wentland allowed just two hits and fanned 15 in hurling for the winners.

Benson (L) and McIntyre
Wentland (W) and Beell

Success needed 10 innings to down Leader 7-3 to win a berth in the final.

Reid, Nagal and Grant
Benson (W) and McIntyre

In the first game of the event, Sceptre topped Rastad 7-2.

Barth, Anton and Reinbolt
Wentland (W) and Beell

Success beat Lemsford 8-3 and Leader defeated Empress 6-3.

Reid (W) and Gran
Norcott (L) and McCune

Saskatoon Exhibition Tournament

In 1924, no tournament was held so the 1925 event marked the resumption of the tournament and the third time in four summers that the single-knockout affair had taken place. In creating a closer tie to the weekly exhibition, the tournament venue was switched from Cairns Field to the diamond at the Exhibition Grounds.

(July 20)  Second baseman Billy Murray cracked out five hits and right fielder George Bigelow had four as Kinley crushed Viscount 21-5 in the opening game of the 1925 tournament. Kinley put the game out of reach in the fourth inning scoring 11 times. Every hitter in the winner's lineup had at least one safety. Stan Douglas allowed just six hits in going the distance for the mound triumph.

Douglas (W) and Washburn
Glenn (L) and Hoffinger (4) and Carlson

(July 21)   Hoesheit fired a two-hitter to help Bruno to a 6-2 win over Denholm.  Loose defensive play in the sixth inning allowed Denholm to plate its only runs of the game. Bruno took the lead for good in the first inning when Schramm doubled to right and scored on Kobb's single. They added a run in the second and two more in the third. Shortstop West drove in a pair of runs and scored a third himself. Kobb was the big stickman with three safeties.

Hoesheit (W) and Currie
Bird (L) and Bessie

(July 21)  Prince Albert scored six times in the opening inning in a 10-5 victory over Lac Vert.  With their own star hurler down with an injury, Lac Vert picked up a young moundsman from Prince Albert, Bird, brother of Lefty Bird of Denholm.  While he displayed a world of stuff at times, he was touched freely in the first inning for enough damage by the northerners to cinch the contest.  Smokey Whitman was the winning pitcher.

Bird (L) and Fennell
Whitman (W) and Hallis

(July 23)    Ruthilda notched a spectatular 11th inning win over Bruno.  Tied 6-6 in extra innings and with the first two batters going down on strikes in the 11th, Craig gave Ruthilda some hope with a single. An error on Baker's easy roller allowed Craig to come home with what proved to be the winner.  Catcher Ferguson put the game on ice with a three-run homer. In the bottom of the 11th, Bruno got two men on with two out but Moore whiffed the next batter to end the game. Ferguson had three singles to go along with his four-bagger and A.Edwards, L.Edwards and Craig each clouted three of Ruthilda's 21 hits. Bruno collected 15 hits, four by Kobb and three each by West and Schwinghammer.

Moore (W) and Ferguson
Hoesheit, J.Webber (L) (8) and Currie

(July 23)  Veteran Pete McGuire hurled a steady nine-hitter to pace Milden to an easy 10-3 win over Prince Albert. The left-hander struck out 14.  Milden jumped into a 4-0 lead in the first inning and never looked back. Ferguson, Hudson and Matthews each poled two hits for the winners.  Second sacker Ashwin knocked out three hits for Prince Albert.

P.McGuire (W) and Ferguson
Symes (L), Whitman (1) and Pohnson

(July 24)   Catcher Vern Washburn clouted two triples and a pair of singles to lead Kinley to a 7-2 victory over Ruthilda and a berth in the final of the Exhibition Tournament.  Bill Dunbar relieved starter Ramsay after Ruthilda scored two in the first inning and pitched shutout ball the rest of the way striking out ten.  Leo Seiffert contributed a triple and double to the Kinley victory.

Ramsay, Dunbar (W) (1) and Washburn
Moore (L), A.Edwards (2) and Ferguson

(July 25)   A brilliant pitching effort by Billy Murray highlighted the final of the Exhibition Tournament as Kinley downed Milden 5-2 behind Murray's one-hitter. Hersberger, Milden's lead off man in the ninth lashed a single into left for the only safety against Murray.  Brought in from his usual infield position to handle the mound work, Murray, who continued to bat in the lead off slot, surprised even his most enthusiastic supporters. He ended up with ten strike outs and just one base on balls.  Murray and Bill Dunbar led the offense each with three hits.  Paul McKenzie took the loss.

P.McKenzie (L) and Ferguson
Murray (W) and Washburn

Hartney Tournament

(July 31)  Fry pitched a one-hitter as Hartney crushed Alexander 13-0 in the final of the Hartney tournament.

Fry (W) and Graham
G.Hill (L) and Blair

Earlier Hartney clobbered Whitewater 14-5.

Jasper (W) and Aham
Hammond (L) and Agnew

Wawanesa defeated Virden 11-4.

Armstrong (L) and McLellan
Sadler (W) and Rogers

Alexander edged Wawanesa 6-5.

Sadler, Cory and Rogers
Hill (W) and Blair

Clinworth Tournament

(Late July)  Sceptre defeated Lemsford 8-2 to win first money in the Clinworth Fair Tournament

Eatonia Tournament

(July 31)  Empress emeged victorious in the Eatonia Tournament.  They notched a 4-3 win over Sceptre.

Benson (W) and McCune
Wentland (L) and Beell

Empress topped Eatonia 3-1.

Benson (W) and McCune
Martin (L) and Reid

In a playoff for second money Sceptre and Eatonia played to a 4-4 draw in a game called after six innings because of darkness.

DeFoe and Stevenson
Wentland and Beell