Charlottetown fishing for a win
Islanders host Moncton Fisher Cats on Tuesday
The good news is the Charlottetown Gaudet’s Auto Body Islanders averaged 8.5 runs per game this past weekend in a doubleheader against the Fredericton Royals.
The bad new is the Islanders surrendered nine runs per game in the New Brunswick Senior Baseball League double-dip.
So Tuesday, the Isles will look to sort out its defence and equal its longest winning streak of the season – two games – with a win over the Moncton Fisher Cats (13-13), when the teams meet at Memorial Field at 7:30 p.m. It’s a game rescheduled from a June 20 postponement.
The Islanders (8-19) split with the Royals. After losing the first game 15-10, it recovered for a 7-3 victory in Game 2.
Double-digit loses are rare for the defensively-sturdy Isles, who count a 13-9 drubbing by Fredericton earlier in
July as its only other two-figure stumble.
Charlottetown’s pitching staff has a third-overall best 4.74 earned-run average.
The team spent most of the season leading the five-team circuit with the fewest runs allowed, but the Saint John Alpines own that title now with 80 runs against while the Isles have fallen to a third-best 115 against.
More good news for the Islanders comes via Moncton’s league-worst 5.54 ERA. The bad news is Moncton has a 24-19 edge in runs versus the Islanders the last four games, despite its 2-2 record.
Overall, the Fisher Cats lead the season series 3-2.
Moncton’s Lance Van Noy leads the league in batting average (.432) while Paul Raglione is fourth (.386). Serge Vautour is second overall with five homers, and tops the NBSBL in RBIs (28).
Jordan Stevenson leads the Isles in homers (2), RBIs (13) and average (.377).