Is­lan­ders sweep Alpines

Char­lot­te­town’s en­try in NBSBL ex­tends win­ning streak to four

The Guardian (Charlottetown) - - SPORTS -

The Char­lot­te­town Gaudet’s Auto Body Is­lan­ders are get­ting hot at the right time.

The Is­lan­ders swept a road dou­ble­header from the Saint John Alpines on Satur­day to ex­tend their win­ning streak to four games in the New Brunswick Se­nior Base­ball League.

The Is­lan­ders, who sit last in the five-team league at 12-18, won the opener 11-5 and took Game 2 by a 6-3 score.

The Is­lan­ders, who have two reg­u­lar-sea­son games re­main­ing, re­turn to ac­tion on Sun­day, Aug. 13, when they visit the Monc­ton Fisher Cats at 7 p.m. Fourth-place Monc­ton (13-14), which is 2 1/2 games ahead of the Is­lan­ders, is sched­uled to host the first-place Chatham Iron­men (15-11) on Sun­day night.

Is­lan­ders 11 Alpines 5 After the teams ex­changed three runs in the first in­ning, the Is­lan­ders scored eight runs in the fourth to take con­trol. Char­lot­te­town also took ad­van­tage of three Saint John er­rors to plate seven un­earned runs in the con­test.

Of­fen­sively, Grant Grady swung the hot bat. The Free­town na­tive posted a 3-for-4 sum­mary at the plate, in­clud­ing a home run, two runs scored and two runs bat­ted in. Tay­lor Larkin (2-4, two runs scored, RBI) also contributed to the Is­lan­ders’ 11-hit at­tack.

Jor­dan Steven­son pitched six in­nings in im­prov­ing his record to 7-3. His line read five runs al­lowed (four earned), six hits, two walks and nine strike­outs. Larkin worked one in­ning of hit­less re­lief, which in­cluded a pair of strike­outs. Saint John starter Shawn O’Toole, who al­lowed 11 runs on 11 hits, took the loss.

Kevin DeSaulniers (2-3, two RBIs) was Saint John’s top bat­ter.

Is­lan­ders 6 Alpines 3

Brody Mac­Don­ald (3-4) earned the com­plete-game vic­tory in Game 2. Mac­Don­ald al­lowed six hits, two earned runs and three walks while strik­ing out 12. Brodie Saun­ders, who al­lowed six earned runs and 13 hits, was tagged with the loss.

Steven­son and Jesse Mac­In­tyre each went 3-for-4, with two runs scored a run bat­ted in, to pace the Is­lan­ders’ at­tack. Josh McKin­non (2-4, home run, two RBIs), Mor­gan Ma­cLean (2-4) and Ja­cob Beck (1-2, two walks, run scored, RBI) also chipped in of­fen­sively.

Jack Shan­non (2-4, home run, two RBIs) and Don Bar­ton (2-4, run scored) led Saint John at the dish.

JA­SON SIMMONDS/JOUR­NAL PIONEER

Mill River East na­tive Jesse Mac­In­tyre posted a 3-for-4 bat­ting sum­mary for the Char­lot­te­town Gaudet’s Auto Body Is­lan­ders in Game 2 of a New Brunswick Se­nior Base­ball League dou­ble­header against the Saint John Alpines in Saint John, N.B., on Satur­day.

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