Jr. Is­lan­ders ex­plode of­fen­sively

P.E.I. teams records 37 hits in dou­ble­header sweep of Chatham

The Guardian (Charlottetown) - - SPORTS -

The P.E.I. Is­lan­ders took the lum­ber on the road Satur­day.

The Is­lan­ders ham­mered out 37 hits, in­clud­ing four home runs, in sweep­ing the Chatham Iron­men in a New Brunswick Ju­nior Base­ball League dou­ble­header.

The Is­lan­ders, who im­proved their first-place record to 13-3, won Game 1 by a 13-5 score, and out­lasted their hosts 15-9 in the sec­ond con­test.

The Is­lan­ders will host Monc­ton (10-2) for a pair of games at Memo­rial Field in Char­lot­te­town on Satur­day. The ac­tion be­gins at noon.

Is­lan­ders 13 Iron­men 5

Darcy Af­fleck smashed two home runs and went 3-for-3, with two walks and five runs bat­ted in, to pace a 17-hit at­tack for the Is­lan­ders. Kyle Pinksen (4-4) and Ryne MacIsaac (3-4) each scored four times while Con­nor McGre­gor also had a pair of hits.

Win­ning pitcher was Porter Smith, who re­ceived one in­ning of re­lief from Lo­gan Gal­lant. Mike McKay was the pitcher of record for the Iron­men, who re­ceived two hits from Jake Cook.

Is­lan­ders 15 Iron­men 9

The Is­lan­ders spot­ted Chatham a 4-0 lead on Cook’s three­run blast, be­fore roar­ing back with a 20-hit out­burst.

Pinksen and Cur­tis McGre­gor con­nected for home runs for the Is­lan­ders while MacIsaac, Af­fleck, Jay­den MacLean and Chasse Gal­lant all had three hits. Gal­lant, Pinksen, Cur­tis McGre­gor and Bran­don Watts all reg­is­tered two hits each.

Brett Hicken grinded out the com­plete-game win. Chris Kelly took the loss.

Zach New­man had three hits to pace the Iron­men.

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