Islanders fall short
Charlottetown drops two one-run decisions to Fredericton in first-place showdown
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.