Se­nior Is­lan­ders split vs. Alpines

Steven­son throws two-hit­ter in opener

The Guardian (Charlottetown) - - SPORTS -

CHAR­LOT­TE­TOWN – Jor­dan Steven­son made sure the Char­lot­te­town Gaudet’s Body Is­lan­ders got off to a good start on Satur­day.

Steven­son earned the pitch­ing vic­tory and had a per­fect sum­mary at the plate in the Is­lan­ders’ 3-0 win over the Saint John Alpines in Game 1 of a New Brunswick Se­nior Base­ball League dou­ble­header.

The Alpines, be­hind Jack Shan­non’s five-hit­ter, re­bounded to win the sec­ond game by a 3-1 score. The Is­lan­ders hosted both con­tests at Memo­rial Field.

The Is­lan­ders, last in the fiveteam loop, are now 7-16 (won­lost) while sec­ond-place Saint John im­proved to 13-9.

The Is­lan­ders are back in ac­tion on Tues­day, when the Monc­ton Fisher Cats visit Memo­rial Field for a 7:30 p.m. start. Monc­ton took a 12-9 mark into Sun­day night’s home match ver­sus the Fred­er­ic­ton Roy­als (1012).

Is­lan­ders 3 Alpines 0

Steven­son went the dis­tance and his pitch­ing line read two hits, one walk and four strike­outs. He was just as dom­i­nant at the plate, go­ing a per­fect 3-for-3, scor­ing a run and driv­ing in an­other as the Is­lan­ders struck for three runs in the bot­tom of the first in­ning.

Josh McKin­non and Grant Grady, who were both 1-for-3, drove in the other Char­lot­te­town runs. Jor­dan Duffy (2-4, run scored) and Spencer Mont­gomery (1-2, walk) were the Is­lan­ders’ other top hit­ters.

Shawn O’Toole was tagged with the pitch­ing loss. He al­lowed three earned runs on 10 hits and one walk. He recorded six strike­outs. De­van Thomas and Ron Bar­ton had Saint John’s hits.

Alpines 3 Is­lan­ders 1

Shan­non, who struck out seven, went the dis­tance for the Alpines in earn­ing the pitch­ing win in Game 2. He gave up one earned run, five hits and two walks. Ja­cob Beck took the loss, grant­ing three runs (two earned) on five hits and one walk in five in­nings of work. Brody Mac­Don­ald pitched two score­less in­nings of one-hit re­lief.

Adam Clark (2-3, run scored) ig­nited Saint John’s of­fence, which tied the game 1-1 in the fourth in­ning and took a 3-1 lead in the fifth.

Grady (2-3, RBI), Steven­son (1-2, run scored, walk), Jesse MacIntyre (1-3) and Kyle Mac­Dougall (1-3) had Char­lot­te­town’s hits.

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