Scratching and clawing
Islanders look to squeeze across a few runs tonight against Moncton
It hasn’t been pretty this season for the Charlottetown Gaudet’s Auto Body Islanders.
Charlottetown (3-12) sits last almost halfway through the New Brunswick Senior Baseball League (NBSBL) season despite its 3.62 team earned-run average, which is good for secondbest in the league.
Runs haven’t been easy to come by for Charlottetown, which has scored a league-low 27 runs (1.8 per game). The offensive woes are not unexpected given the players, who batted in the top five spots in the lineup a year ago, have combined for seven plate appearances this season.
The Islanders look to get the offence going tonight when they tangle with the tough Moncton Fisher Cats (8-8) – a team with highest scoring offence in the circuit (81).
Game time is 7:30 p.m. at Memorial Field.