Fred­er­ic­ton sweeps at home

P.E.I. Ju­nior Is­lan­ders fall 3-1 in New Brunswick semi­fi­nal se­ries

The Guardian (Charlottetown) - - SPORTS -

The Fred­er­ic­ton Roy­als took both games at home Sun­day to cap­ture the best-of-five New Brunswick Ju­nior Base­ball League semi­fi­nal over the P.E.I. Ju­nior Is­lan­ders, 3-1.

The teams split the first two games at Me­mo­rial Field in Char­lot­te­town on Satur­day.

The Is­lan­ders cruised to a 10-0 vic­tory in Game 1, which was short­ened to five in­nings due to the mercy rule, but the Roy­als ral­lied for four late runs to pull out a 4-3 win in Game 2.

In one of the two games on Sun­day, Sam Moore­house went five strong in­nings for the win and Sam Beaulieu had the save as Fred­er­ic­ton edged P.E.I. 5-4.

Connor Jones suf­fered the loss and had three in­nings of shutout re­lief from Brett Hicken.

Corey Ka­vanaugh home­red twice and Dan Ber­trand also went deep to lead Fred­er­ic­ton. The Is­lan­ders were held to five hits spread out to Dom Ryan, Ri­ley Gal­lant, Darcy Af­fleck, JJ. Oram and Lo­gan Gal­lant.

In the other game on Sun­day, Josh Lyons was the win­ning pitcher as Fred­er­ic­ton downed P.E.I. 11-6. Jor­dan Driar picked up the save.

Los­ing pitcher was Porter

Smith.

Fred­er­ic­ton broke a 6-6 tie with five runs in the bot­tom of the sixth in­ning. Ka­vanaugh went 2-for-3 with a home run while Driar had three hits.

For P.E.I., Ryne MacIsaac was 4-for-4 while Chasse Gal­lant had two hits.

Is­lan­ders 10 Roy­als 0

On Satur­day, win­ning pitcher Spencer Horne gave up only four hits and no walks while strik­ing out four in five in­nings.

The Is­lan­ders scored six runs in the first in­ning to chase Fred­er­ic­ton starter Josh Lyons, and never looked back.

Dom Ryan went 3-for-4 at the plate to lead the Is­lan­ders while Darcy Af­fleck chipped in two hits.

Roy­als 4 Is­lan­ders 3

In the other dou­ble­header game Sun­day, the Is­lan­ders took a 3-0 lead into the top of the sixth in­ning be­hind starter Brett Hicken, but with two outs P.E.I. com­mit­ted four straight er­rors that led to four un­earned runs.

Hicken and re­liev­ers Jay­den Ma­cLean and Connor Jones only al­lowed five hits and one walk, but were let down by the Is­lan­ders’ de­fence. Fred­er­ic­ton starter Jor­dan Drier went the dis­tance, al­low­ing only three runs de­spite grant­ing eight hits and seven walks.

Corey Ka­vanaugh had two hits for the Roy­als.

Ri­ley Gal­lant and Kyle Pinksen each had two hits for the Is­lan­ders.

BRIAN MCIN­NIS/THE GUARDIAN

Spencer Mont­gomery, pitcher for the P.E.I. Ju­nior Is­lan­ders, pitches to a bat­ter for the Fred­er­ic­ton Roy­als in the first game of a dou­ble­header at Me­mo­rial Field in Char­lot­te­town Satur­day in New Brunswick Ju­nior Base­ball League play­off ac­tion.

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