All rested up

Is­lan­ders back at home to­day against Alpines

The Guardian (Charlottetown) - - SPORTS -

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.”

NIGEL ARMSTRONG/THE GUARDIAN

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.

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