McGre­gors lead Is­lan­ders to split

The Guardian (Charlottetown) - - SPORTS -

The P.E.I. Ju­nior Is­lan­ders erupted for eight runs in the fifth in­ning to put away the Metro Mud­cats 13-3 in a game short­ened to six in­nings due to mercy rule.

The win gave P.E.I. a split of the New Brunswick Ju­nior Base­ball League dou­ble­header and im­proved its record to 15-7.

The Is­lan­ders big in­ning was keyed by a bases loaded triple from Con­nor McGre­gor and a two-run dou­ble by brother Cur­tis McGre­gor, who had three hits.

Con­nor McGre­gor had two hits while Ryne MacIsaac and Ri­ley Gal­lant both went 1-for-2 with three runs scored.

On the mound, win­ning pitcher Jay­den MacLean and Con­nor Jones com­bined to al­low only three hits and struck out four.

Jeremie Arse­nault and two re­liev­ers gave up nine hits and 10 walks for Metro. Nick Leblanc had a two-run sin­gle for the Mud­cats.

In Game 1, Mud­cats starter Nate Ro­nan and Isles starter Porter Smith hooked up in a pitch­ers duel.

Jesse Malone’s RBI dou­ble plated the games only run in bot­tom sixth in Met­ros 1-0 win. Blake Flinn stranded the ty­ing run on third in sev­enth to earn the save.

Smith sur­ren­dered five hits and struck out five.

De­clan Buckle had two hits for Metro while MacIsaac, Cur­tis McGre­gor, Lo­gan MacDougall and Chasse Gal­lant each had hits.

P.E.I. wraps up reg­u­lar sea­son play Satur­day with a dou­ble­header in Fred­er­ic­ton, N.B.

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