1967 Southern League Game Reports      


At the Southern League's 1967 pre-season annual meeting, Ed Stefureak, the fence-busting veteran of seven years in the Regina Red Sox' fold, made a pitch to those gathered to accept Yorkton back into the league after a two-year absence. Stefureak, who had accepted the role of playing-manager of the Yorkton franchise, made an empassioned plea to heal the two-year old wound that had been left festering following Yorkton's abrupt exit from the circuit in the form of totally ignoring the 1965 annual meeting. Then, the four returning clubs voted and Yorkton was unanimously accepted as the Southern League's fifth team. Other items agreed upon included the acceptance of a 24-game per team schedule and an American import quota of two players for both Melville and Yorkton with one each for Swift Current, Moose Jaw and Regina, if so desired.

(May 25)  The Saskatchewan Baseball Association announced an initial playoff between the Northern Saskatchewan Baseball League and the Southern League will be held this season. The single knockout playoff, involving the two top teams in each league as of July 17, will be held in Swift Current on July 24.

(May 27)  The defending champion Moose Jaw Regals opened the 1967 season on a high note, drubbing the Swift Current Indians 9 to 2 in the Frontier City. Righthander Jim Pettapiece went the distance to post the victory at Mitchell Field. He gave up six hits and struck out an equal number. The Regals jumped all over loser John Migneault for three first-inning runs, driving him off the hill with only two retired. Moose Jaw's Gary Andrews started the season with a home run and single. Ivan Gutfriend collected four singles. Larry Tollefson had a single and double while Jim Booth singled twice.

Pettapiece (W) and Tollefson
Migneault (L), Wall (1), McLeod (9) and Nybo

(May 27)  The Regina Red Sox spoiled the home opener for the Melville Millionaires as they romped to an easy 12 to 4 triumph. Scoring six runs in the first three innings, the Sox gave winning pitcher Rich Gergley a huge cushion and the righthander responded with a seven-hitter. Regina outfielder Stu Willison drove in three runs with a bases-loaded double in the third. Jim Paisley had a pair of doubles and Sox' catcher Andy Logan came through with a brace of singles. Ted Hargreaves, Ira McKnight and Doug Biro all singled twice for the Millionaires.

Gergley (W) and Logan
Husband (L), Marchinko (3) and McKnight

(May 28)  The Moose Jaw Regals, under new manager Roberto Zayas, downed the Melville Millionaires 6 to 4 in the second day of Southern League action. Shortstop Gary Andrews' eighth inning single drove in the winning and insurance runs for Moose Jaw. First baseman Brian Keegan singled twice for the winners. Outfielder Pete Rieben hit a two-run homer and a triple to lead the Melville attack. Second baseman Brian Hicke doubled and singled.

Terry (L) and McKnight
LeBere, Longmore (7), Rowley (8) (W) and Tollefson

(May 28)  Larry Bachiu belted a lead-off homer in the bottom of the first inning to start the Regina Red Sox off to a 7 to 2 victory over the Yorkton Cardinals. Bachiu then came back in the fifth and slammed another circuit clout, this one with two mates aboard, his second off loser Steve Sobkow as the Sox piled up five counters in that frame to seal the deal. The Reginans belted Cardinal pitching for 12 hits at Jubilee Park. Jim Fink of the Red Stockings got the pitching win. Second baseman Jim Paisley enjoyed a fine day at the plate for the winners with three singles. Third baseman Doug Dilts with a double and single was the top hickory man for Yorkton.

J. Fink (W), Ash (7) and Logan
S. Sobkow (L), Eddy (5) and Johnson

(May 31)  The Melville Millionaires have yet to enjoy prosperity in the 1967 Southern League. The Moneymen dropped their third in a row as the new Yorkton Cardinals posted their first win with a 14 to 3 trouncing of the Melville crew. The Cardinals posted their win with an eight-run third inning and finished up with 12 hits off three Melville chuckers. Merv Froehlich struck out ten Millionaires to get the win. Outfielder Keith Washenfelder hit a double and two singles to push four runs over the plate for the Cardinals. Yorkton outfielder Jerry Walker belted a two-run homer in the third while second baseman Andy Boleziuk had a trio of one-baggers. Outfielder Howard Terry of the Millionaires provided the offensive punch for the losers with a double and two singles.

Rieben (L), Husband (3), McKee (5) and McKnight
Froehlich (W) and Johnson

(June 1)  The Moose Jaw Regals received a sterling pitching performance from lefthander Wayne LeBere, played tough defensive ball and got runs when they needed them as they defeated the Regina Red Sox 5 to 2 at Mount Pleasant Park. The Reginans were only able to muster two hits off the Regal portsider, one of them a two-run homer by outfielder Danny Fink in the first inning. LeBere struck out twelve and walked only three to control the game from the first inning. The Regals manufactured three runs without benefit of a hit off loser Ron Hildebrand in the third inning to take the lead. Their other pair of runs came on Tim Young's two-run circuit-clout in the ninth off reliever Jim Fink. It was a tough loss for lefthander Hildeband as he allowed only three hits while fanning eight in his eight innings on the rubber.

LeBere (W) and Tollefson
Hildebrand (L), J. Fink (9) and Logan

(June 3)  The Yorkton Cardinals won their second of the season, edging the visiting Swift Current Indians 3 to 2. Righthander Murray Eddy held the Indians to four hits and struck out 13 in going the distance for the win. Yorkton forged ahead 3 to 1 in the third and hung on for the win against losing hurler Wayne Meyers.

W. Meyers (L) and Nybo
Eddy (W) and Johnson

(June 4)  The Moose Jaw Regals picked up their fourth victory in as many Southern League starts when they clubbed the Yorkton Cardinals 7 to 2 at Ross Wells Park. The Regals received a six-hit mound performance from righthander Jim Pettapiece in gaining the victory. First baseman Brian Keegan led Moose Jaw's hitting with a double and single while outfielder Barrie Day added two singles. Playing manager Ed Stefureak hit a home run and two singles for the Cardinals.

Chapman (L), S. Sobkow (6) and Johnson
Pettapiece (W) and Tollefson

(June 4)  Import righthander Howard Terry pitched the Melville Millionaires to their first triumph of the campaign, a 7 to 6 win over the Swift Current Indians. The Melville chucker limited the Indians to five hits and struck out 12. Outfielder Wayne Thompson paced the Moneymen with the hickory, belting a double and single. Outfielder Al Abel and catcher Ira McKnight each singled twice. John Migneault and Dennis Williams drove in two runs apiece for the Tribe.

Wall, W. Meyers (8) (L) and Nybo
Terry (W) and McKnight

(June 6)  The Regina Red Sox used the bunt as a valuable weapon when they defeated the Melville Millionaires 5 to 2 in a Southern League game at Mount Pleasant Park. Lefthander Rich Gergley posted his second win in going the distance for the Red Stockings. Regina manager Lionel Ruhr was successful on two bunt calls in a two-run fifth inning that broke up a 2 - 2 deadlock and put the Sox in the lead to stay. Errors also played a role in Melville's loss.
Top hitters in the contest were Regina catcher Andy Logan and outfielder Wayne Thompson of the Millionaires each with a triple and single.

Marchinko (L), Husband (5) and McKnight
Gergley (W) and Logan

(June 6)  The winless Swift Current Indians dropped another one, this time a 5 to 2 decision to the unbeaten Moose Jaw Regals. Wayne LeBere won his second game of the campaign as the Regals played errorless ball behind him. Dick Ball, in his first mound start, absorbed the loss for the Indians. Catcher Larry Tollefson led the Regals offensively with a double and a pair of singles. Third sacker Jack Brawn paced the Tribe with a two-bagger and single.

Ball (L) and Nybo
LeBere (W), Longmore (9) and Tollefson 

(June 8)  Ken Simon pitched the Regina Red Sox to a complete game 5 to 1 victory over the Swift Current Indians at Mitchell Field. The victory moves the Sox to within a game of the Moose Jaw Regals in the Southern League standings. Simon allowed the Tribe six hits while striking out seven. Import righthander Kevin Urich of the Indians was tagged with the loss. His mates played poor defensively, committing five errors behind him. Regina outfielders Danny Fink and Warren Kivell had two hits each with one of Fink's being a two-bagger. Swift Current playing-manager Ron McKechney broke a batting slump by singling twice.

Simon (W) and Logan
Urich (L), Wall (9) and Nybo

(June 10)  The Yorkton Cardinals administered a 10 to 5 licking on the Moose Jaw Regals to hand the Mill City crew their first setback of the season. The Redbirds knocked loser Jim Pettapiece from the hill in the third. Murray Eddy picked up his first win, allowing seven hits while whiffing four in the seven-inning encounter. New import, Craig Friebe from Fresno State College, started with a bang in the Southern League by collecting three of the Cards 13 hits, a triple and two singles. Ed Stefureak pounded a two-run homer to go along with a single while Eddy came through with a double and single in support of his pitching efforts. Ned Andreoni, Moose Jaw's import infielder, belted a two-run homer as well as a brace of one-baggers.

Pettapiece (L), Longmore (3) and Tollefson
Eddy (W) and Johnson

(June 10)  The Swift Current Indians got into the win column when they posted a 6 to 3 win over the Melville Millionaires in Speedy Creek. A four-run seventh inning propelled the Tribe to victory. Wayne Meyers of the Indians got the win over Howard Terry. John Migneault doubled and singled for the Tribe. Doug Biro had a triple and two singles for the Moneymen while Wayne Thompson had three singles.

Terry (L), McKee (8) and McKnight
W. Meyers (W) and Nybo

(June 11)  The Moose Jaw Regals were knocked out of first place when the Yorkton Cardinals clobbered them 7 to 1 to complete a weekend sweep. The Cards sent Moose Jaw's ace lefty Wayne LeBere to the showers in the second inning on their way to picking up 13 hits. Bill Sobkow, back for the summer from Fresno State, fired a five-hitter to get the win. He also laced out three singles. Big Ed Stefureak provided much of the Yorkton offense with a double and a brace of one-baggers. Rollie Wilcox contributed a pair of doubles.

LeBere (L), Rowley (2) and Tollefson
B. Sobkow (W) and Johnson

(June 11)  Dennis Williams doubled in the bottom of the tenth frame to score John Migneault with the winning marker as the Swift Current Indians earned their second win, a 2 to 1 squeaker over the Melville Millionaires. Two southpaws, Melville's Brian Marchinko and Les Wall of the Tribe battled into extra innings before Williams ended things. Howard Terry had a double and a pair of singles for the Millionaires as the visitors out-hit their hosts 11 to 8.

Marchinko (L) and McKnight
Wall (W) and Nybo

Southern League standings (as of end of June 11)
                          W    L   Pct.
Regina Red Sox            4    1   .800
Moose Jaw Regals          5    2   .714
Yorkton Cardinals         4    2   .667
Swift Current Indians     2    5   .286
Melville Millionaires     1    6   .143

(June 13)  Catcher Andy Logan cracked out two triples plus a pair of singles as the Regina Red Sox defeated the Yorkton Cardinals 10 to 5 at Mount Pleasant Park. Logan's hitting stole the batting spotlight from Yorkton import Craig Friebe, the Fresno State Bulldog, who smacked out two home runs, one with two mates aboard. Larry Bachiu added a triple and a single to the Regina offensive production.

Way (L), S. Sobkow (4) and Johnson, Friebe (4)
J. Fink, Gergley (3), Simon (4) (W) and Logan

(June 14)  The Moose Jaw Regals got back on the winning track when they trounced the Melville Millionaires 11 to 3 at Ross Wells Park. The homesters jumped all over loser John Husband in the opening frame, sending him packing after four runs had crossed the plate. Jim Pettapiece notched his third win in a five-inning outing. Regals' first sacker Brian Keegan delivered a solo homer and a single to drive in four runs. Hot corner man Gary Andrews had a two-run dinger and a one-bagger for 3 RBI's. Not far behind was shortstop Ned Andreoni with three singles and 2 RBI's.

Husband (L), Thompson (1) and McKnight
Pettapiece (W), Longmore (6) and Tollefson

(June 15)  Doug Homme fired a four-hit shutout in his first appearance of the campaign in leading the Regina Red Sox to a 3 to 0 win over the Moose Jaw Regals. With his mates playing flawless ball, Homme had control of things for most of the nine innings. Larry Bachiu staked him to a 1 to 0 lead with a solo homer in the third and the Sox counted a pair of unearned markers in the eighth to end the scoring. Righthander Jim Pettapiece, making his second start in as many nights was the loser. Warren Kivell had a brace of singles for the Redlegs.

Pettapiece (L), Longmore (5) and Tollefson
Homme (W) and Logan 

(June 17)  The Swift Current Indians and Melville Millionaires battled for eleven innings without producing a winner. After two extra frames were in the books, the teams were knotted at 2 - 2 and darkness prevented any further play. The Millionaires had a 12 to 10 edge in hits.

W. Meyers, Urich (7) and Nybo
Rieben and McKnight

(June 18)  The last-place Melville Millionaires upset the Regina Red Sox, current Southern League leaders, 6 to 5 in Melville. Winning hurler Howard Terry had a home run for the Moneymen while Regina's Gene Yellowega also connected for a circuit blow.

Gergley, Homme (7) (L) and Bachiu
Terry (W), Marchinko (5), Terry (5) and McKnight

(June 18)  The Swift Current Indians picked up their third win of the season when they downed the Yorkton Cardinals 6 to 4 in Yorkton. The Tribe broke a 2 - 2 deadlock by counting twice in the top of the ninth. Kevin Urich picked up his first mound win as teammates Ron McKechney, Harvey Nybo and Wayne Commodore all connected for four-baggers. Catcher Gord Johnson of the Cards also ripped a circuit clout. 

Urich (W) and Nybo
B. Sobkow, Froehlich (6) (L), Eddy (9) and Johnson 

(June 20)  The Yorkton Cardinals collected 12 hits, including three home runs, off Regina pitching but had to settle for a 6 - 6, ten inning tie in a Southern League game at Mount Pleasant Park. The Cards were nursing a 6 to 3 lead going into the bottom of the ninth only to blow it. Neither team could manage a run before the game was called at the end of ten innings because of darkness. Both Ed Stefureak and Gord Johnson hit two-run homers for the Redbirds while Craig Friebe had a solo shot, his third of the season. Stefureak wound up as the game's big hitter with his dinger plus a double and a pair of singles

Eddy and Johnson
J. Fink, Ash (9), D. Fink (10), Cardwell (10) and Cooke

(June 21)  The Melville Millionaires, sporting new uniforms, belted four Mill City pitchers for 15 hits and laid a 15 to 3 licking on the Moose Jaw Regals. Second baseman Don Gelowitz of Melville hit two home runs, one a grand-slam and the other a three-run shot. He also had a double and single to complete his night's work. Shortstop Ted Hargreaves also did well at the plate for the Moneymen, slapping out four singles.

Longmore (L), Pettapiece (4), Hogg (6), Andreoni (6) and Tollefson
Marchinko, Husband (5), McKee (5), McKnight (6) (W) and McKnight, Gelowitz (6)

(June 22)  A fifth inning bases-loaded single by playing-manager Roberto Zayas and shutout pitching by lefthander Wayne LeBere gave the Moose Jaw Regals a 3 to 0 victory over the Regina Red Sox. Both LeBere and loser Doug Homme allowed seven base hits. Moose Jaw third baseman Gary Andrews as well as outfielders Barrie Day of the Regals and Stu Willison of the Red Sox had two singles.

Homme (L) and Logan
LeBere (W) and Tollefson

(June 24)  The Yorkton Cardinals scored seven runs in the sixth inning to walk off with a 7 to 2 decision over the Swift Current Indians. Steve Sobkow went the distance on the hill to pick up the win for Yorkton. Kevin Urich, the Indians' starter was the loser. Second baseman Andy Boleziuk and outfielder Keith Washenfelder each had a double and single for the Cards. Wayne Morgan hit a ninth inning dinger for the Indians.

S. Sobkow (W) and Johnson
Urich (L), Wall (6) and Nybo

(June 25)  The Swift Current Indians evened their weekend series with the visiting Yorkton Cardinals by coming from behind to up-end the Redbirds 8 to 5. Playing-manager Ron McKechney had a big day at the dish for the Tribe, slamming a two-run homer plus a double and single. Second baseman Wayne Morgan doubled and singled

Eddy (L), B. Sobkow (5), Froehlich (8) and Johnson
W. Meyers, Ball (3) (W) and Nybo

(June 27)  The Regina Red Sox rung up a convincing 9 to 4 over the Yorkton Cardinals. Although he was plagued by control problems, Rick Gergley of the Sox, with relief assistance from Lionel Ruhr, got credit for the pitching win over Steve Sobkow. Larry Bachiu, with three singles, was the top hitter for the Reginans. Danny Fink had a home run and single and Al Herback hit two doubles.

Gergley (W), Ruhr (6) and Bachiu
S. Sobkow (L) and Johnson

(June 27)  The Moose Jaw Regals downed the Swift Current Indians 7 to 5 at Mitchell Field. The Tribe shelled Moose Jaw starter Jim Pettapiece for four runs in the first two innings but found reliever, and winner, Paul Longmore a different story, as they were able to touch him for just two hits and a single run the rest of the way. Mike Casey had three singles for the winners while Roberto Zayas, Ned Andreoni and Brian Keegan all had a pair.  

Pettapiece, Longmore (2) and Tollefson
Urich (L), Wall (7) and Nybo, Ward

(June 29)  The Melville Millionaires came out swinging and clobbered the Yorkton Cardinals 13 to 3 in Melville. The Moneymen unleashed a 19-hit attack to swamp the Cards. Bev Hickie, just back from college ball, slammed a double and three singles for Melville. Pete Rieben added four singles while Brian Hicke singled three times. Don Gelowitz had a homer and single and Doug Biro a double and single. Yorkton's Craig Friebe hit his fourth round-tripper of the campaign in the ninth.

Eddy (L), B. Sobkow (3) and Johnson
Terry (W), F. Stewart (9) and McKnight

(June 29)  Committing six sostly errors, the Swift Current Indians dropped a 5 to 0 decision to the Regina Red Sox, a loss which sunk them into the Southern League cellar. Doug Homme struck out eleven in eight innings of work to get the win. Third baseman Larry Bachiu was the big hitter for the Sox with three singles.  

Wall (L) and Nybo
Homme (W), Cardwell (9) and Logan

Southern League standings (as of end of June 29)
                           W    L     Pct.
Regina Red Sox             8    3    .727
Moose Jaw Regals           8    4    .667
Yorkton Cardinals          5    7    .417
Melville Millionaires      4    7    .364
Swift Current Indians      4    8    .333

(July 4)  Making his first appearance as a starting pitcher in the Southern League this season, Fred Cardwell pitched a no-hit, no-run game as the Regina Red Sox blanked the Moose Jaw Regals 2 to 0. Used only in relief work up to now, Cardwell struck out twelve as his curveball had the Regals constantly off balance. The Red Sox needed everything that they got from Cardwell as Moose Jaw's Jim Pettapiece, pitching as well as he ever has, limited the Reginans to two hits. Both Red Sox runs were unearned.

Pettapiece (L) and Tollefson
Cardwell (W) and Logan

(July 4)  The Melville Millionaires moved into third place in the Southern League on the basis of their 8 to 1 thumping of the Yorkton Cardinals. The Millionaires broke open a 1 - 1 tie in the fourth by scoring three times and then wrapped things up with a pair in each of the seventh and eighth frames. Righthander Howard Terry, with relief help from Forbes Stewart in the ninth, got the pitching win. Bill Sobkow was saddled with the complete game loss. Third baseman Doug Biro triped and singled to lead the Melville attack. Terry and Pete Rieben added two singles each, the same output produced by Yorkton's Jerry Walker.

B. Sobkow (L) and Johnson
Terry (W), F. Stewart (9) and McKnight

(July 5)  The Moose Jaw Regals rebounded from the no-hit whitewashing of the night before to defeat the Swift Current Indians 6 to 3 at Ross Wells Park. Regals' lefthander Wayne LeBere posted his fourth win of the campaign, besting Swift Current's import, Kevin Urich. Shortstop Ned Andreoni belted a three run homer for the Regals. Shortstop Dennis Williams and outfielder Wayne Commodore of the Indians each had a double and a single. Moose Jaw's Brian Keegan and outfielder Bob Lewis of the tribe both singled twice. 

Urich (L), Wall (3) and Nybo
LeBere (W) and Tollefson

(July 6)  With his mound staff in a slump, playing-manager Ed Stefureak took to the mound and tossed a complete game five-hitter, all singles, and led the Yorkton Cardinals to a 4 to 2 triumph over the Melville Millionaires. Forbes Stewart, the Melville starter, was the loser. Rollie Wilcox's ninth-inning double provided the runs for the winning margin. With the win, the Cards moved into third place in the Southern League.

F. Stewart (L), McKnight (9) and McKnight, Gelowitz (9)
Stefureak (W) and Johnson

(July 6)  The Regina Red Sox increased their lead in the Southern League to a game and a half when they defeated the Swift Current Indians 6 to 3. Doug Homme picked up the mound win with an eight-hitter. Shortstop Al Herback hit three singles for the Red Sox. Third baseman Larry Bachiu added a pair of one-baggers against loser Wayne Meyers.

Homme (W) and Logan
W. Meyers (L) and Nybo 

(July 8)  The Swift Current Indians enjoyed their biggest night at the plate this season when they erupted for 12 hits in an 11 to 4 victory over the Melville Millionaires. The Tribe pounced on Melville starter and loser Howard Terry, scoring four times before an out was recorded. Dick Ball got the win with relief help from Jackie McLeod. Ira McKnight hit a three-run homer for the losers.

Terry (L), Marchinko (1), F. Stewart (7), McKnight (8) and McKnight, J. Stewart (8)
Ball (W), McLeod (5) and Nybo

(July 9)  The Moose Jaw Regals broke a 1 - 1 deadlock, scoring four seventh-inning runs, en route to a 5 to 2 decision over the Yorkton Cardinals. First sacker Brian Keegan of the Regals hit three singles off losing hurler Bill Sobkow. Shortstop Craig Friebe enjoyed a big day at the plate for the Cardinals with a homer, double and single.

B. Sobkow (L) and Johnson
Pettapiece (W), Longmore (8), LeBere (9) and Tollefson

(July 9)  Fred Cardwell fired a four-hitter as the Regina Red Sox blanked the Swift Current Indians 5 to 0 at Mount Pleasant Park. Cardwell fanned ten as he marched to victory. First baseman Jack Buch was the top Red Sox hitter with two singles.

Wall (L), Cowie (4) and Nybo
Cardwell (W) and Logan

(July 11)  The Regina Red Sox took a major step toward their first Southern League pennant in three years with an 8 to 2 victory over the Moose Jaw Regals. Lefthander Doug Homme picked up the win, his fourth against two losses. Third baseman Larry Bachiu led the Sox with three singles from the batters' box while Homme doubled and singled.

Homme (W), Ruhr (7) and Logan
Longmore (L), Andreoni (3) and Tollefson, Mackey (7)

(July 11)  The Yorkton Cardinals squeezed past the Melville Millionaires 3 to 2 to consolidate their hold on third place in the Southern League. Playing-manager Ed Stefureak belted a seventh-inning solo homer off loser Howard Terry to give the Redbirds their narrow victory. Merv Froehlich got the win with a six-hitter. Stefureak singled earlier in the game and was the only Cardinal to collect more than a single. Doug Biro of the Moneymen singled twice.

Terry (L) and McKnight
Froehlich (W) and Johnson

Southern League Standings  (as of end of July 11)
                           W    L    Pct.
Regina Red Sox            12    3   .800
Moose Jaw Regals          10    6   .625
Yorkton Cardinals          7   10   .412
Melville Millionaires      5   10   .333
Swift Current Indians      5   10   .333

(July 13)  Larry Bachiu kept his red-hot batting swing in tune as he had three more hits when the Regina Red Sox whipped the Melville Millionaires 6 to 2 at Mount Pleasant Park. All three hits were doubles and the performance lifted his season average to a sizzling .482. The Sox, behind the strong pitching of Ron Hildebrand, were in command all the way. Lefty Forbes Stewart was the loser.

F. Stewart, Husband (8) and McKnight
Hildebrand (W), Ash (9) and Logan

(July 13)  The Yorkton Cardinals trounced the second-place Moose Jaw Regals 15 to 2 in Yorkton. A ten-run fourth inning by Yorkton finished any chance the Regals had. Overall, the Cards collected 20 hits off rookie starter Dale Hogg and reliever Paul Longmore. Included among them were home runs by outfielder Jerry Walker and first baseman Ed Stefureak. Bill Sobkow went the distance for the victory

Hogg (L), Longmore (4) and Tollefson
B. Sobkow (W) and Johnson

(July 13)  The Southern League announced that an 8 to 1 Melville win over Yorkton in Melville on July 4 would have to be replayed. The Cardinals had protested the game because of bad grounds and league officials upheld the protest after visiting the park earlier in the week.

(July 15)  The latest round of Southern League statistics, published in the Regina Leader-Post of this date, show that Regina Red Sox' third baseman Larry Bachiu leads the five-team loop with a .429 batting average. Bachiu has accumulated 21 hits in 49 official trips to the plate. Following Bachiu is Ed Stefureak of the Yorkton Cardinals who owns an average of .405  with 17 hits in 42 official attempts. Stefureak also has three homers. Third spot is held by outfielder Wayne Thompson of the Melville Millionaires at .356 with 16 hits in 45 tries.

Moose Jaw's Larry Tollefson leads in doubles with five. Regina catcher Andy Logan has the most triples with three and Craig Friebe of the Yorkton Cardinals has hit the most home runs to date with four. 

Moose Jaw Regals' ace lefty Wayne LeBere leads all pitchers in wins with four. Swift Current's Les Wall has worked the most innings, having logged 49 1/3.

(July 15)  The Moose Jaw Regals shutout the Melville Millionaires 3 to 0 in the first game of a weekend series in Melville. Lefthander Terry Moore made his pitching debut for the Regals a successful one, allowing seven hits and striking out four to pick up the win. Howard Terry of the Millionaires was tagged with his fourth loss. Outfielder Wayne Thompson of the Moneymen had a double and single to lead all hitters.

Moore (W) and Tollefson
Terry (L) and J. Stewart

(July 15)  Darkness robbed the Regina Red Sox of a come-from-behind victory in Speedy Creek as the Swift Current Indians prevailed 4 to 1 in the opener of a Southern League weekend set-to. Trailing  4 to 1 after eight innings, the Sox scored five in the top of the ninth before the game was called with the score reverting back to the eighth. Dick Ball got the win for the Tribe, his second of the campaign. Ron McKechney paced the Indians' hitters with a triple and double off loser Doug Homme. Jack Buch singled twice for Regina.   

Homme (L) and Logan
Ball (W) and Nybo

(July 16)  The Melville Millionaires scored four times in the bottom of the eighth inning to break a tight 1 - 1 contest and went on to defeat the Moose Jaw Regals 5 to 2 in their wrap-up game with the Mill City visitors. Winning pitcher Brian Marchinko allowed the Regals only five hits, all singles, as he struck out five. Outfielder Bev Hickie had three singles for the winners.

Hogg, Longmore (7) (L) and Tollefson
Marchinko (W) and McKnight 

(July 16)  After the Swift Current Indians had scored three times in the bottom of the ninth to tie the game, the Regina Red Sox responded by tallying a tenth inning counter to edge the Tribe 4 to 3 at Mitchell Field. Red Sox manager Lionel Ruhr, who pitched the tenth inning, got the win. Shortstop Al Herback doubled and singled for Regina. The big blow for the Indians was a three-run homer by catcher Harvey Nybo in the ninth which temporarily tied things.

Ash, Ruhr (10) (W) and Logan
Wall (L), W. Meyers (10) and Nybo

(July 18)  Warren Kivell hit a rare inside-the-park home run and singled as the Regina Red Sox defeated the Yorkton Cardinals 5 to 1 at Mount Pleasant Park. Winning pitcher Fred Cardwell picked up his third win in as many starts, strking out 12 while holding the Cards to three hits. Losing hurler, Don Krick, a newcomer to the Redbirds from Fresno State, also pitched well. The lefthander, making his first start, struck out 15 while giving up seven hits.

Krick (L) and Johnson
Cardwell (W) and Logan

(July 20)  The Melville Millionaires kept their playoff hopes alive by scoring a 5 to 1 victory over the Regina Red Sox at Regional Park. Howard Terry stymied the league-leading Red Sox with a sterling mound performance. The import righthander had a four-hitter and whiffed nine. Outfielder Dan Roach paced the Millionaires with a solo homer plus a double.

Homme (L) and Logan
Terry (W) and McKnight

(July 20)  Playing at Ross Wells Park, the Swift Current Indians were defeated 6 to 1 by the home-standing Moose Jaw Regals. Both teams collected seven hits but Moose Jaw did more with their runners. Lefthander Wayne LeBere posted the victory, his fifth of the season. Larry Tollefson, playing at first base, led the Regals' offense with a home run and single which produced five RBI's. Wayne Commodore, who relieved losing chucker Dick Ball, hit a double and single off the slants of LeBere.

Ball (L), Commodore (8) and Nybo
LeBere and Mackey

(July 22)  In the first game of a three-game road swing through the eastern end of the league, the Swift Current Indians were bumped into the Southern League basement when they fell 10 to 4 to the Melville Millionaires. John Husband got the pitching win for the Moneymen with an eight-hitter. Bentley MacEwen, in his first start for the Tribe, was shelled from the rubber and took the loss.

MacEwen (L), Morgan (3), McKechney (4) and Nybo
Husband (W) and McKnight

(July 23)  Playing in Yorkton in the first of a two-venue doubleheader, the Swift Current Indians dropped a 5 to 4, thirteen-inning decision to the Yorkton Cardinals. The Tribe had an early 4 to 0 lead, primarily on the strength of Ron McKechney's three-run dinger but the Moneymen kept eating away the margin and finally won it in the fourth extra-frame. Rollie Wilcox and Jerry Walker singled twice for the winners.

Cowie, McKechney (8) and Nybo
B. Sobkow, Krick (3) (W) and Johnson

(July 23)  After an exhausting loss in Yorkton, the Swift Current Indians climbed into their vehicles, travelled down the road to Melville and absorbed their second loss of the day, their third of the weekend, when the Millionaires edged them 5 to 4. This game was a replay of a 2 - 2 tie between the clubs in June. Both teams used three hurlers with each of the last to work being the pitchers of decision. First baseman Brian Hicke led the Melville offense with three singles. Catcher Ira McKnight doubled and singled. For the Tribe, outfielder Wayne Commodore singled twice.

Mein, Ball (6), W. Meyers (6) (L) and Nybo
Marchinko, F. Stewart (1), Terry (6) (W), McKmight (7) and McKnight, J. Stewart (7)

(July 23)  The Moose Jaw Regals trounced the league-leading Regina Red Sox 13 to 1 in Regina. The Regals belted 16 hits including three home runs as neither team used front-line pitchers, saving them instead for the S.B.A. major baseball championship in Swift Current. Import shortstop Ned Andreoni from Fresno State had a perfect five-for-five day at the plate including a solo home run. The other two circuit clouts were garned by outfilder Terry Moore, a two-run shot, and catcher Tom Mackey with a solo blast. Mackey also had a pair of singles.

Hogg (W) and Mackey
J. Fink (L), Ruhr (4) and Logan


(July 24)  The Regina Red Sox are the first major senior baseball champions of Saskatchewan and there is no argument about that. The Red Sox scored six times in the top of the ninth inning to overcome a 6 to 4 deficit and post a 10 to 6 victory over the Moose Jaw Regals in the all-Southern League final. The victory gave the Red Sox possession of the Harry Hallis memorial trophy, emblematic of senior baseball supremacy in the province.
The Southern League dominated the one-day affair at Mitchell Field in Swift Current starting with the Regals' come-from-behind 9 to 8 decision over the Unity Cardinals in the first semi-final game. Unity currently leads the Northern Saskatchewan Baseball League while the Saskatoon Commodores are in second place. Posting two runs in the bottom of the ninth, the Regals knocked the Cards to the sidelines. Lefthander Terry Moore, who pitched only the ninth inning, was the winner. Moore went into the game in the eighth as a pinch-hitter, slammed a home run and then took to the hill in the final session. Tom Sharpe, who went the distance, was the Unity loser. Ned Andreoni and Brian Keegan also hit four-baggers for the Regals while Jim Shaw and Dick Schmidt poled out dingers for the Redbirds.

LeBere, Longmore 6), Moore (9) (W) and Tollefson
Sharpe (L) and xxxx

Righthander Fred Cardwell of the Red Stockings handcuffed the Saskatoon Commodores in the other semi-final as the Reginans blanked the Hub City crew 8 to 0. He allowed only five hits including a double and two singles to Commodore catcher Don Thiessen. The Sox' hurler fanned ten and didn't issue a single walk. Al Hiebert, the Saskatoon starter, was the loser. The big blast in this affair was a solo homer by Regina's Andy Logan. Jim Paisley added two singles to the Regina attack.

Hiebert (L), Simon (8) and Thiessen
Cardwell (W) and Logan

Catcher Andy Logan singled in the winning run with the bases loaded to provide the Red Sox with the 10 to 6 victory over Moose Jaw in the finale. The Scarlet Hose collected 17 hits and pasted Wayne LeBere, the Southern League's winningest pitcher, with the defeat. Lefty Doug Homme, who toiled the distance, got the win. He allowed only six Moose Jaw hits while ringing up nine strikeouts. Shortstop Ned Andreoni of the Regals lit up Homme for a bases-empty four-bagger in the first.

Homme (W) and Logan
LeBere (L), Longmore (9) and Tollefson

Southern League standings (as of July 24)
                            W    L     Pct.
Regina Red Sox             15    6    .714
Moose Jaw Regals           13    9    .591
Yorkton Cardinals          9     9    .500
Melville Millionaires      9    13    .409
Swift Current Indians      7    16    .304

(July 25)  The Regina Red Sox clinched the 1967 Southern League pennant with a 7 to 6 victory over the Melville Millionaires at Mount Pleasant Park. Tied at 6 - 6 entering the bottom of the eighth, the Sox came up with a single counter as a result of some sloppy fielding by the Millionaires. Melville out-hit the Sox 9 to 8. Al Herback had a double and single for the winners. Outfielder Pete Rieben of the Moneymen had a pair of home runs and a single to lead all hitters in this contest. Ira McKnight also homered for the visitors while Doug Biro came up with a triple and double.

Terry, Marchinko (5) (L) and J. Stewart
Ash, Ruhr (7) (W), Cardwell (9) and Logan  

(July 27)  Southpaw Don Krick fired a two-hitter and struck out 18 as the Yorkton Cardinals blanked the Regina Red Sox 8 to 0 in Yorkton. The Fresno State portsider has recorded 46 strikeouts in three Southern League games. The Cardinals collected eight hits off the Regina tandem of starter, and loser, Rich Gergley and Doug Homme who took over in the seventh. The key blow in this game was a three-run homer by Redbirds' skipper Ed Stefureak in the third. One of Krick's fellow Fresno State Bulldog teammates, shortstop Craig Friebe, doubled and hit three singles for a perfect night at the dish. 

Gergley (L), Homme (7) and Logan
Krick (W) and Johnson 

(July 29)  The last-place Swift Current Indians spanked the visiting Yorkton Cardinals 13 to 1 at Mitchell Field. Second baseman Wayne Morgan hit a grand-slam home run in the fourth inning to break up a 1 - 1 deadlock and start the Tribe on their way to success in their last scheduled game of the season. Morgan also had a brace of one-baggers to go along with his dinger. Les Wall went the distance for Swift Current, hurling a three-hitter for the win. Murray Eddy, the Yorkton starter, was the loser. Outfielder Cliff Mein hit a three-run circuit blast in the fourth to go along with a double and single while shortstop Dennis Williams and outfielder Wayne Commodore connected for a double and two singles each.

Eddy (L), Froehlich (5), Friebe (8) and Johnson
Wall (W) and Nybo 

(July 30)  The Moose Jaw Regals picked up a 7 to 4 victory over the Yorkton Cardinals at Ross Wells Park in a game which didn't matter much to either team as far as jockeying for positions in the standings. Rookie righthander Dale Hogg picked up his second Southern League win with a seven-hitter. Outfielder Rollie Wilcox and first baseman Ed Stefureak of the Cards both singled twice off Hogg who didn't allow an extra-base hit. Bill Sobkow was roughed up for 13 Moose Jaw base blows in taking the loss. First baseman Larry Tollefson had a double and two singles and catcher Tom Mackey a trio of one-baggers in leading the Regals' offense.

B. Sobkow (L) and Johnson
Hogg (W) and Mackey              

(August 1)  The Yorkton Cardinals, assured of a third-place finish in the Southern League, edged the Melville Millionaires 4 to 3  at Jubilee Park, preventing the Moneymen from locking up the fourth and last playoff spot. Don Krick struck out 11 in posting the complete game win, his third of the campaign. First baseman Ed Stefureak paced the six-hit Cardinal attack with three solid singles. Outfielder Jerry Walker of the Redbirds doubled and singled as did Dan Roach and Ira McKnight of Melville.

Terry, Thompson (1) (L) and J. Stewart
Krick (W) and Johnson

(August 2)  The Melville Millionaires nailed the coffin lid on the Swift Current Indians with an 18 to 0, six-inning annihilation of the Yorkton Cardinals at Regional Park. With the lop-sided win, the Moneymen snared the last playoff spot in the upcoming Southern League playoffs and will face the pennant-winning Regina Red Sox in one semi-final bracket. John Husband of the Millionaires got credit for the shutout win. Outfielder Dan Roach and third sacker Doug Biro of the Moneymen both tripled and singled three times in the onslaught. Catcher Ira McKnight and outfielder Bev Hickie each doubled and singled.  

Eddy (L), Froehlich (2), B. Sobkow (2), Krick (6) and Johnson
Husband (W) and McKnight, J. Stewart (6)

 (August 4)  In the final game of the 1967 regular schedule, the Moose Jaw Regals defeated the Melville Millionaires 7 to 3 at Ross Wells Park. Lefthander Wayne Lebere, sharpening up for the playoffs, posted his sixth victory of the season against one loss. All three Melville runs were charged against reliever Paul Longmore. Forbes Stewart, the Millionaires' starter and loser, was knocked from the hill in the second frame. The big blast for Moose Jaw was a two-run homer by shortstop Ned Andreoni, the Fresno State import, in the opening frame. Regals' second baseman Lorne Humphreys doubled and singled while outfielder Wayne Thompson hit two doubles for Melville. 

F. Stewart (L), Marchinko (2) and J. Stewart, McKnight (4)
LeBere (W), Longmore (7) and Tollefson

Southern League final standings
                          W     L     Pct.
Regina Red Sox            16    7     .669
Moose Jaw Regals          15    9     .625
Yorkton Cardinals         11   12     .478
Melville Millionaires      9   15     .375
Swift Current Indians      8   16     .333


(August 6)  Moose Jaw Regals' manager Roberto Zayas took a gamble and came up with a winner. Zayas elected to start rookie righthander Dale Hogg on the mound against the Yorkton Cardinals in the first game of their semi-final series and his gamble paid rich dividends. The young Moose Jaw native fird a three-hitter as the Regals posted a 2 to 1, eleven-inning victory at Ross Wells Park. Hogg allowed the Cardinals, third-place finishers, two singles in the first inning then held them hitless until the 11th. That adds up to a nine-inning no-hit performance. The Regals needed the great mound performance from Hogg as import Don Krick, the Fresno State flash, allowed Moose Jaw only four hits in one of the tightest pitching battles of the season. Hogg struck out nine while Krick fanned 14. The Regals scored the winning run in the bottom of the second extra-frame after Lorne Humphreys led off with a single, was sacrificed to second and came all the way around to score on a ground ball error. Moose Jaw's Ned Andreoni, with a double and single, led all hitters.  

Krick (L) and Johnson
Hogg (W) and Mackey
(August 6)  Manager Ira McKnight, normally a catcher, decided to do the pitching and, nine innings later, tucked away a 2 to 0 blanking of the pennant-winning Regina Red Sox in the opener of their semi-final match-up. McKnight wasn't brilliant on the hill but he won over Fred Cardwell, considered the Red Sox best thrower. McKnight allowed six hits while Cardwell was touched for five. The Millionaires, who had defensive problems throughout the regular season, provided McKnight with solid support. There was only one extra-base hit in the game, a double by Melville outfielder Bev Hickie. Not a single player on either squad was able to manufacture more than a single hit.

McKnight (W) and J. Stewart
Cardwell (L) and Logan 

(August 8)  Steve Sobkow's towering seventh-inning grand-slam homer lifted the Yorkton Cardinals over the Moose Jaw Regals 7 to 4 at Jubilee Park. The blow enabled the Cardinals to even the semi-final series at one game each. Sobkow's older brother, Bill, was the winning pitcher although neither he nor losing chucker Terry Moore were particularly impressive on the hill. The game featured four home runs. Regals' catcher Larry Tollefson hit a three-run round-tripper in the first inning to put Moose Jaw into a quick lead. Cardinals' shortstop Craig Friebe replied with a two-run blast in the bottom of the frame. The other dinger was by Moose Jaw outfielder Tim Young, a bases-empty shot in the third. Sobkow also added a single to go along with his homer and catcher Gord Johnson singled twice for the Redbirds.

Moore (L) and Tollefson
B. Sobkow (W), Krick (9) and Johnson

(August 9)  The Regina Red Sox unleashed a devastating 17-hit attack to overcome an early four-run deficit en route to an 11 to 6 victory over the Melville Millionaires in the second game of their Southern League semi-final. The victory squared the best-of-five series at one game each. Doug Homme, with ninth-inning relief help from Fred Cardwell, got credit for the mound decision. Forbes Stewart, the second of three Millionaire pitchers, was tagged with the setback. Warren Kivell belted two doubles and a single to spark the Regina attack. Al Herback and Jack Buch each chipped in with three singles while Danny Fink and Rich Gergley socked a double and single apiece. Second baseman Al Abel, the Millionaires' 18-year-old rookie-of-the-year candidate, had three singles. Outfielder Bev Hickie hit a double and single. 
Homme (W), Cardwell (9) and Logan
Marchinko, F. Stewart (4) (L), Thompson (7) and McKnight

(August 10)  In Southern League circles, they say the Regina Red Sox need only one run to win if Fred Cardwell is pitching. The Crimson Hose got that run at Mount Pleasant Park and posted a 1 to 0 victory over the Melville Millionaires in the third game of the best-of-five Southern League semi-final series. The win pushed the pennant-winning Sox to within a victory of a berth in the league finals. Cardwell was at his brilliant best, striking out 14, and he had to be because the Redlegs managed only one hit along the way. Losing hurler John Husband, who had stymied the Regina hitters for six innings, ran into control problems in the seventh. He walked the first two batters to face him and after compiling a two-ball count on the next batter, was yanked from the hill as Ira McKnight took over. Danny Fink hit McKnight's second pitch to the left side of the infield which McKnight fielded and tossed to first for the apparent out but the throw got away from Melville first sacker Brian Hicke as Jim Paisley, who had reached third on the play, scampered home with the game's only tally. McKnight, as the potential tying run, reached second base in the ninth with none out but Cardwell rose to the occasion by fanning three in a row to end the game. 

Husband (L), McKnight (7) and McKnight, J. Stewart (7)
Cardwell (W) and Logan

(August 10)  The Moose Jaw Regals and Yorkton Cardinals didn't do much in deciding a winner in their Southern League playoff showdown. The two clubs traded three runs in the first inning and then battled to a 4 - 4 draw at Ross Wells Park. The Cards rapped Regals' starter Wayne LeBere for three runs in the top of the first, driving him to the showers in favor of rookie Dale Hogg. Outfielder Jerry Walker of the Cards singled home Rollie Wilcox, who had tripled, with the tying marker in the seventh. Shortstop Ned Andreoni was the big noise with the bat for the Regals, slamming a two-run homer in the first and following that up with a double and single. First baseman Larry Tollefson doubled and singled.

Eddy, Krick (7) and Johnson
LeBere, Hogg (1) and Mackey

(August 11)  The Southern League's 1967 all-star selections were announced in the Regina Leader-Post of this date. The pennant-winning Regina Red Sox placed five members on the squad. They were righthanded pitcher Fred Cardwell, second baseman Jim Paisley, third baseman Larry Bachiu, outfielder Warren Kivell and manager Lionel Ruhr. Three members of the second-place Moose Jaw Regals, first baseman Brian Keegan, outfielder Barrie Day and shortstop Ned Andreoni, won spots on the team. Ira McKnight, manager of the Melville Millionaires, was selected as the all-star catcher. Two members of the Swift Current Indians also earned all-star rating. They were outfielder Wayne Commodore and Wayne Morgan, who tied Paisley for second base votes. Only one member of the Yorkton Cardinals roster was selected as an all-star. That was Don Krick, the team's ace lefthanded chucker.     

Yorkton manager-first baseman Ed Stefureak was voted as the 1967 most valuable player. McKnight was named the outstanding catcher and Swift Current pitcher Dick Ball got the nod for the 1967 rookie award.

Selections to the all-star positions and awards were made by the players and managers of the five-team league.

(August 13)  Lefthander Don Krick put the Yorkton Cardinals a win away from a berth in the Southern League finals as he led the Redbirds to a 5 to 3 victory over the Moose Jaw Regals. Krick struck out 11 and allowed only six hits to give the Cardinals a two games to one lead in the semi-final series. The southpaw import from Fresno State also doubled and singled off loser Terry Moore. The Redbirds tagged Moore for eight hits while nine of their batters whiffed. The Cards took a 3 to 0 lead in the third on catcher Gord Johnson's bases-loaded double and they never trailed at any time. Moose Jaw catcher Larry Tollefson and shortstop Ned Andreoni both hit homers. Tollefson also doubled while Andreoni also came through with a single.   

Krick (W) and Johnson
Moore (L) and Tollefson

(August 13)  The Regina Red Sox scored four runs in the fourth inning and went on to defeat the Melville Millionaires 8 to 3 to earn a spot in the Southern League final series. Lefthander Doug Homme and righthander Fred Cardwell combined to pitch the Sox to victory. Melville starter Ira McKnight was the loser. Outfielder Larry Bachiu had McKnight's number, collecting four singles in five trips to the plate, all off the veteran Negro Leaguer. Second baseman Jim Paisley of the Sox had a double and single, the same ouput reached by Millionaires' teammates Ted Hargreaves and Bev Hickie.  

Homme, Cardwell (5) (W) and Logan 
McKnight (L), F. Stewart (7) and J. Stewart

(August 16)  The Moose Jaw Regals have forced a one-game showdown for a spot in the Southern League finals. Young righthander Dale Hogg, who seems to have the Yorkton Cardinals' number, fired a six-hitter at Ross Wells Park as the Regals downed the Cardinals 3 to 1 to knot the semi-final series. The key Regal blast in this game was a two-run homer down the rightfield line by third baseman Jim Booth in the fifth inning off the slants of loser Bill Sobkow. Shortstop Ned Andreoti collected three singles off Sobkow, his Bulldogs' teammate at Fresno State. Second sacker Lorne Humphreys added a double and single for the winners. Big Ed Stefureak, voted the league's most valuable player, led the Cardinals at the plate with a double and single. Outfielder Keith Washenfelder singled twice.

B. Sobkow (L) and Johnson
Hogg (W) and Tollefson

(August 17)  There will be a new Southern League champion in 1967. The Yorkton Cardinals took care of that when they sidelined the Moose Jaw Regals 6 to 3 in the deciding game of their semi-final series.The Cards' win vaults the new entry into the final series against the pennant-winning Regina Red Sox. Import lefty Don Krick, voted the league's all-star portsider, twirled a neat two-hitter in sidelining the defending league champions. Krick struck out 12 in posting his third win of the series. Jim Pettapiece, the Regals' starter, was the loser. The winning blow for the Cardinals was a three-run homer by catcher Gord Johnson in the fifth inning. Johnson added a single to his homer to pace the Redbird hitters. Outfielder Jerry Walker and shortstop Craig Friebe, one of three Fresno State Bulldogs on the Yorkton roster, each doubled and singled while third baseman Doug Dilts singled twice. The Yorkton team now moves on to face the Regina Red Sox in a best-three-out-of-five series for the league championship. 

Pettapiece (L), Longmore (7), Andreoti (8) and Tollefson
Krick (W) and Johnson


(August 20)  The Yorkton Cardinals upset the Regina Red Sox and their ace pitcher Fred Cardwell 4 to 2 in the opener of the Southern League's final series at Regina's Mount Pleasant Park. The Red Sox held an edge in base hits 7 to 5 but winner Bill Sobkow was tough on the Reginans in clutch situations while Cardwell lacked his usual fine control. Catcher Gord Johnson homered for the winners.

B. Sobkow (W) and Johnson
Cardwell (L) and Bachiu, Logan (6)

(August 22)  The Regina Red Sox and Yorkton Cardinals battled to a 3 - 3 darkness-shortened tie game at Jubilee Park in the second game of the 1967 Southern League final. The Cardinals scored all three of their counters in the opening frame while the Sox came back to take advantage of a Yorkton miscue in the fifth to earn the tie. Both pitchers, Regina's Doug Homme and the Cardinals' Don Krick, allowed only four hits in the seven-inning joust. Yorkton catcher Gord Johnson with two singles was the only player to acquire two of those bingles.

Homme and Logan
Krick and Johnson

(August 24)  The Regina Red Sox, with a juggled batting order, responded to the switches with an eleven-hit production to overwhelm the Yorkton Cardinals 8 to 1. The convincing win, behind the three-hit pitching of Fred Cardwell, knotted the final series at a game apiece plus a meaningless tie. Finding the control that abandoned him in the first game of the series, Cardwell struck out ten. Lefty Bill Sobkow absorbed the loss as the Red Sox got to him and reliever Murray Eddy for three runs in the fifth inning. Catcher Andy Logan picked up three singles in the win. Outfielder Rich Gergley tripled and singled while Cardwell and third baseman Warren Kivell both singled twice. Second sacker Jim Paisley of the Sox added a solo home run.

B. Sobkow (L), Eddy (5) and Johnson
Cardwell (W) and Logan

(August 24)  Final batting and pitching records for the 1967 Southern League season were published in the Regina Leader-Post edition of this date. Larry Bachiu, the versatile veteran of the pennant-winning Regina Red Sox, carried off the batting title with a torrid .466 mark accumulated with 27 hits in 58 times at bat. His former teammate and current playing-manager of the Yorkton Cardinals, Ed Stefureak came in second just 16 percentage points behind with a lofty .450 average compiled with 36 hits, tops in that department, in 80 times at bat. Stefureak was also the circuit's leading home run hitter with seven. Swift Current shortstop Dennis Williams was best in the run scoring category with 25 and led in doubles with six. Melville third baseman Doug Biro and Regina catcher Andy Logan hit three triples each to tie for the lead in that offensive grouping.

Lefthander Wayne LeBere had the best winning percentage of pitchers in the league. He won six of seven decisions for an .857 average. Import righthander Howard Terry of the Melville Millionaires led in a pair of categories, strikeouts with 54, and bases on balls issued with 55. Bill Sobkow of the Yorkton Cardinals gave up the most hits, 82. and runs, 57. LeBere's win total of six led the league while Terry's six losses were the most absorbed by any chucker over the season.

(August 27)  The Yorkton Cardinals moved to within a victory of the Southern League title when they defeated the Regina Red Sox 4 to 0 at Jubilee Park. The victory gave the Redbirds a two games to one lead against their Queen City rivals. Riding the strong left arm of Don Krick, the Cards took advantage of some loose fielding by the usually reliable Regina infield. Both Krick and losing pitcher Doug Homme were touched for seven hits. Krick fanned ten while Homme struckout seven. Krick also singled twice for the winners. Ed Stefureak hit a bases-empty circuit blast in the fifth. First baseman Jack Buch of the Sox was the only Regina player to get to Krick for more than one safety, slapiing out a brace of one-baggers.

Homme (L) and Logan, Bachiu (9)
Krick (W) and Johnson

(August 29)  The Regina Red Sox, exuding confidence and hustle, whipped the Yorkton Cardinals 10 to 3 at Mount Pleasant Park to tie the Southern League final series at two games each and send it back to Yorkton for a sudden-death showdown. Fred Cardwell, with some early control problems, got things sorted out and went the distance for the win with a four-hitter while fanning nine. Southpaw Bill Sobkow lasted the game on the hill for Yorkton but was the victim of a 13-hit Regina attack. The Red Sox got home runs from Rich Gergley and Danny Fink who also hit a single apiece. Other Reginans who were strong at the plate included Al Herback with two singles and a double as well as Cardwell with a pair of one-baggers.

B. Sobkow (L) and Johnson
Cardwell (W) and Logan

(August 31)  Before 1,000 fans at Jubilee Park in Yorkton, the Yorkton Cardinals captured the 1967 Southern League championship with a 3 to 1 win over the Regina Red Sox. The victory ended a great surge by the Redbirds who finished third in the regular season but got hot when it mattered most. Don Krick, a stringy portsider from Fresno State, allowed the Red Sox only three hits and struck out eight in pacing the Cardinals to the triumph. Lefty Doug Homme was the Red Sox loser. Run scoring singles by Ed Stefureak and Murray Eddy in the first inning staked Krick to a 2 to 0 lead. Danny Fink's long double in the fourth plated Al Herback to cut the deficit in half. A sixth inning single by Stefureak, who was then erased through a fielder's choice, preceeded three walks sandwiched around an error which forced in a third Yorkton run. Stefureak and Eddy both collected two singles for the winners. Krick helped himself out of any trouble he appeared to be in by picking off runners in the third and fourth frames. 

Homme (L), Cardwell (6) and Logan
Krick (W) and Johnson