On the road again
Islanders hit the highway for a Confederation Bridge matchup today against the Fisher Cats in Moncton
It’s back to the grind for the Charlottetown Gaudet’s Auto Body Islanders in a mid-week road matchup versus the Moncton Fisher Cats.
Game time for the New Brunswick Senior Baseball League tussle is 7:30 p.m. at Kiwanis Park in Moncton, N.B.
Charlottetown (3-11) is coming off a 1-1 weekend after a Canada Day split with the Chatham Ironmen (10-6), while Moncton (6-6) has won four straight games including wins over the league-leading Ironmen and the Islanders and two victories over the second-place Saint John Alpines (10-7).
The Islanders sit six games back of Chatham and still have allowed the fewest runs in the league (45), thanks to a pitching staff led by Brody McDonald’s second overall 1.04 earned run average and Jordan Stevenson’s two wins and a 2.61 ERA.
But the squad also has scored the fewest runs (23) despite racking up a season-high six runs in a 6-2 win over Chatham on Canada Day.
The .500 Fredericton Royals have more than doubled the Isles run production with 50 runs scored.
Moncton’s Mike Ivey is second in the league in batting average, hitting at a .343 clip, while Brady Arsenault leads Charlottetown and is fourth overall with a .324 average.
After Wednesday’s game, Charlottetown gets a six-day break and returns Tuesday, July 11, at home versus the Fisher Cats. Game time is 7:30 p.m. at Memorial Field.