P.E.I. team earns split
Juniors bounce back in the second game of a doubleheader against Chatham
The P.E.I. Juniors split a doubleheader on Saturday here against the first-place Chatham Ironmen.
The score was 2-0 in both New Brunswick junior baseball games.
In the opener, Chatham scored both their runs in the second inning on a Tyler King sacrifice fly and a passed ball.
Spencer Horne pitched well in the loss, allowing only three hits while striking out five in a complete game. Leeam Young picked up the victory with relief help from King.
Brady McQuaid, Connor Myers, Brady Arsenault, Logan Gallant and Denver Morrison picked up hits for P.E.I. They had the tying run on base in the seventh inning but couldn’t cash it in.
In the second game, P.E.I. opened the scoring in the second inning as Sam Walsh drew a bases-loaded walk, forcing in Gallant who had singled.
P.E.I. added to the lead in the fifth inning when Morrison was hit by a pitch, moved to third on a sacrifice bunt and scored on Cole MacLaren’s base hit.
Brady Arsenault pitched four innings to record the win with Colin Arsenault pitching the final three innings for the save. They combined to allow only four hits.
J.J. Oram had two hits for P.E.I. with Walsh and Nathan McInnis adding singles. The losing pitcher was Jordan Kingston.
P.E.I. travels to Chatham for a game against the Ironmen on Saturday.