Brewers, Bombers pick up KCBL wins
Wednesday’s action marked by close and not so close games
Opposites did attract wins for two Kings County Baseball League teams on Wednesday.
The Northside Gill Construction Brewers snuck past the Morell Chevies 5-4, and the Peakes Bombers thumped the Charlottetown Jays 13-3.
Friday, the Cardigan Clippers host the Stratford Athletics at 6:15 p.m. in a game rescheduled from Wednesday.
Brewers 5, Chevies 4 (8 innings)
Will Jadis scored on a passed ball in the bottom of the eighth inning to complete the Brewers’ come-from-behind win.
The Brewers scored two runs in the bottom of the fourth to tie it 3-3, before the Chevies retook the lead 4-3 in the top of the seventh.
But a Spencer Smith sacrifice fly to score Garret Vandiepen in the bottom of the inning evened things 4-4.
Jadis led the Brewers’ bats, going 3-for-4, with a double, while Jayden MacLean (2-3) and Mitch Ryan (2-3, home run) chipped in at the plate.
MacLean picked up the win for the Brewers coming in relief of Matt Myers and Jason MacLean.
Troy Coffin suffered the loss, with relief from Taylor Larkin. Coffin went 3-for-4, with a double, and Chris Hedifine was 2-for-3.
Bombers 13, Jays 3
Peakes broke open a tight 5-3 game with eight runs in the fifth inning and cruised to the win.
The Bombers got off to an early start with three runs in the first, followed by a Dillon Doucette solo homer in the third to make things 4-0.
But the Jays responded with three runs to make it close until Bombers closed it out.
Bruce Jay picked up the pitching win Bombers, striking out four over five innings, while Terry MacDonald was tagged with the loss for the Jays.
Top batters for the Bombers were Josh Coffin (2-3), Matt Bradley (2-3) and Neal Morrison (1-1).
Greg Stapleton was 2-for-2 and MacDonald was 1-for-2 in the losing cause.