Brew­ers score come­back win

Cof­fin, Gal­lant hold Bombers to two hits in Che­vies vic­tory

The Guardian (Charlottetown) - - SPORTS -

The North­side Gill Con­struc­tion Brew­ers re­fused to quit.

Trail­ing 6-1 af­ter an er­ror­filled third in­ning, the Brew­ers scored three in the top of the fourth and added deuces in the fifth and sixth for an 8-7 come­from-be­hind vic­tory over The Al­ley Strat­ford Ath­let­ics.

North­side takes a 1-0 lead in the best-of-five Kings County Base­ball League semi­fi­nal with Game 2 set for Sun­day in Morell. The game is ten­ta­tively sched­uled for 4 p.m.

Nick Ryan had a two-run dou­ble in the fourth-in­ning surge to kick-start the Brew­ers come­back. He fin­ished the game 3-for-5 with two dou­bles and three RBI. Other top Brew­ers bat­ters were Will Jadis (3-for-5) and Spencer Smith (2for-2).

Mar­shall El­lis and Corey Dougay had the A’s hits. Strat­ford scored six times in the bot­tom of the third in­ning as the Ath­let­ics sent 10 bat­ters to plate.

Tyson Blue pitched a com­plete game two-hit­ter with eight strike­outs for the win. Jon Arse­nault suf­fered the loss for Strat­ford in re­lief of Dan O’Shea.

Che­vies 2, Bombers 0

The Morell Che­vies downed the Peakes Tee Bombers 2-0 to take the open­ing game of their semi­fi­nal se­ries Wed­nes­day in Morell.

Troy Cof­fin threw 5 1/3 shutout in­nings for the win, be­fore

hand­ing the ball to Lo­gan Gal­lant, who struck out the fi­nal five outs for the save. The pair held the Bombers to just a pair of hits.

Rob Phe­lan took the loss.

The Che­vies opened the scor­ing in the bot­tom of the first on a Desi Doyle home run and added a sec­ond run in their half of the sec­ond in­ning when Tay­lor Larkin sin­gled home Stephen

O’Shea, who had reached on a dou­ble.

Doyle and O’Shea picked up four of the Che­vies six hits on the night. Game 2 of the se­ries is Sun­day at 2 p.m. in Peakes.

JA­SON MAL­LOY/THE GUARDIAN

The Al­ley Strat­ford Ath­let­ics sec­ond base­man Al­lis­ter Smith con­sid­ers throw­ing to first base as Nigel Fisher of North­side Gill Con­struc­tion Brew­ers breaks up the dou­ble play at­tempt. The Brew­ers scored on the play to break a score­less con­test Wed­nes­day in Kings County Base­ball League play­off ac­tion.

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