All rested up
Islanders back at home today against Alpines
It seemed like the right time for some time off for the Charlottetown Gaudet’s Auto Body Islanders, says the Islanders head coach.
“I hope so,” said Keith Craswell on Friday. “I think it was a good time. We’d played something like seven games in 10 days and arms were getting tired and bodies getting worn out.”
The rest then should come in handy when the Isles (12-7) host the Saint John Alpines (3-18) today in a New Brunswick Senior Baseball League doubleheader at Memorial Field. Game One starts at 2 p.m. Craswell plans to start Jordan Stevenson (5-0, one save) in the first game. Stevenson’s 2.24 ERA is sixth overall in the league.
The coach hadn’t decided on the Game Two starter. Jacob Beck, Brody McDonald and Dan O’Shea are available.
Saint John is last in the league, but one of its three wins came against the Isles so Craswell isn’t taking anything for granted.
“They’ve got some good ball players. We can’t take them lightly,” he said. “Pitching and defence (will win it). Keep them off the scoreboard and keep hitting the ball like we’ve been hitting and we’ll be OK.”
Josh Kelly, left, goes over some of the finer points of batting with veteran Sean Corcoran during a practice Tuesday for the Charlottetown Islanders at Memorial Field in Charlottetown.