Charlottetown fish­ing for a win

Is­lan­ders host Monc­ton Fisher Cats on Tues­day

The Guardian (Charlottetown) - - SPORTS -

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).

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