On the road again

Is­landers hit the high­way for a Con­fed­er­a­tion Bridge matchup to­day against the Fisher Cats in Moncton

The Guardian (Charlottetown) - - SPORTS -

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.

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