Is­lan­ders fall short

Char­lot­te­town drops two one-run de­ci­sions to Fred­er­ic­ton in first-place show­down

The Guardian (Charlottetown) - - SPORTS - BASE­BALL

It was a tough day for the Char­lot­te­town Gaudet’s Auto Body Is­lan­ders.

The Is­lan­ders dropped a pair of one-run de­ci­sions to the Fred­er­ic­ton Roy­als on Satur­day in the New Brunswick Se­nior Base­ball League in the first-place show­down.

In the first game of the dou­ble­header, the Is­lan­ders jumped out to a 3-0 lead only to see the Roy­als put up three runs in the fourth in­ning.

In the sec­ond game, the Is­lan­ders couldn’t hold a 4-2 lead go­ing into the bot­tom of the sev­enth in­ning. Fred­er­ic­ton scored three runs to win the game.

Fred­er­ic­ton spread the of­fence around in Game 1.

Dave Barr, Jody Peter­son, Aaron John­son and David DeWolfe each drove in a run to lead the Roy­als.

Jake Waugh was the win­ning pitcher, giv­ing up three earned runs, eight hits, two walks and one strike­out in a com­pletegame ef­fort.

Dil­lon Doucette led the Is­lan­ders at the plate, go­ing 2-for4 and scor­ing a run. Dy­lan McKenna, Mor­gan Ma­cLean, An­drew Mac­Don­ald, Sean Cor­co­ran, Brody Mac­Don­ald and Josh Kelly all picked up a hit each.

Jor­dan Steven­son gave up four earned runs on seven hits in the loss. He also walked five bat­ters and struck out one in six in­nings of work.

In Game 2, MacKen­zie Wash­burn was 2-for-3 with a run scored while Peter­son was 2-for3 with an RBI to lead the Roy­als at the dish. DeWolfe chipped in a hit, run scored and an RBI.

Also scor­ing for Fred­er­ic­ton were Soren­son, John­son and Dave Cross­man.

Joel Vi­o­lette picked up the win on the mound, giv­ing up four runs (two earned) on eight hits in seven in­nings. He also fanned five bat­ters and walked one.

Ma­cLean, Cor­co­ran and Will Con­nolly all had two hits apiece for the Is­lan­ders. Ma­cLean and Con­nolly also scored a run each while Cor­co­ran picked up an RBI. Jor­dan Duffy drove in two runs.

Brody Mac­Don­ald took the loss, sur­ren­der­ing five runs (three earned) on nine hits in 6 1/3 in­nings. He also struck out three bat­ters and walked one.

With the two losses, the Is­lan­ders now trail Fred­er­ic­ton by two games.

The Is­lan­ders move on to host Monc­ton on Tues­day at 7:30 p.m. The Fisher Cats, who were sched­uled to host Saint John on Sun­day night, were only a game be­hind Char­lot­te­town for sec­ond place.

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