Little League Baseball: the early years - Page 2

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1959 Trail defeats Prince George 6-1 to win BC Interior title. Barry McGillivary pitched a three-hitter for the win. Donnie McLeod and McGillivary clouted home runs. Trail loses to Duncan 3-2 in BC semi-finals. Donnie McLeod was losing pitcher. Ray Christensen hammered two-run homer for Trail.
1960 Trail defeats Prince George to capture BC Interior Little League championship. Trail wallops James 22-8 to advance to BC finals. Dave Fischer was winning pitcher. Trail got 15 hits in the game. Trail loses 1-0 in BC championship game.
1961 Orioles coached by Andy Bilesky win playoff game 5-3 over the Indians coached by Al McGauley. Winning pitcher was Bob Worley and Al Gariepy took the loss. Tournament team travelled to Penticton and defeated Revelstoke 8-2 to advance to the finals. Trail defeated by Penticton 2-1. Losing pitcher Glen Babcock struck out 10 and only allowed two hits. Penticton scored two runs in the bottom of the fourth.
1962 East Trail defeated West Trail 6-3 in the Tadanac Park. Chris Buccini started on the mound for East Trail. West Trail pitcher Dennis Merlo was relieved by B. Yakimchuk in the ninth inning. Larry Lenarduzzi drove in two runs with a homer in the ninth. East Trail defeated Beaver Valley 7-6 in 11 innings. Game started Wednesday and continued Thursday night because of darkness. P. McMahon and L. Jackson shared the mound duties for Beaver Valley. Tom Campion started for Trail and was relieved by Lenarduzzi. East Trail wins BC championship defeating Victoria Nationals 7-4. Winning pitcher was Larry Lenarduzzi. Bob Wallace and Larry Lenarduzzi (2) homered for Trail. Trail loses to Hawaii 4-3. Trail blew a 3-0 lead when Hawaii scored four runs in the top of the fifth.
1963 East Trail defeats Beaver Valley 2-1. Bob Young was the winning pitcher with the loss going to Dale Payette. East Trail wins the zones by defeating West Trail 6-1. Donnie Mainland was the winning pitcher, Kirk Knight suffered the loss. Big hitters were Garry LeRose and D. Casler, both with doubles. East Trail defeated by Quesnel 8-5 in the finals. Quesnel completed a triple play and two double plays to capture the victory. Bob Young went four innings for the loss.
1964 Don Mainland had 17 strikeouts in the first game of the provincial tournament, defeating, Surrey-Newton 16-0 before 800 fans. East Trail defeats Vancouver Forrest Hill 5-3 to advance to the BC finals. Winning pitcher was Ernie Schleppe. He also had two singles and a double, driving in three runs. Russ Paterson’s slow curving ace went the distance to defeat Hawaii 7-3. Singles by Russ Paterson and Terry McDougall. Trail wins BC championship.
1965 Terry McDougall exploded for four hits as Trail won Area 2 honours in District 4 playoffs. Trail defeated Kelowna 3-1 and Kamloops 5-3. Boechler came in on relief for Gordie O’Genski, the winning pitcher. Hits came from Kevin Oliver, Terry McDougall, Brian DeBiasio and Don Szilagyi. East Trail won BC championship by defeating Coquitlam 6-2. Winning pitcher was Bill Uhryn. Terry McDougall singled twice to figure strongly in Trail’s scoring. East Trail loses Canadian championship game to Stoney Creek, Ontario 4-0. Estimated 7,000 fans watched the game. Bill Uhryn was the losing pitcher, giving up six hits and walked only three. Only Barry Boechler and Brian DeBiasio managed hits.
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