CORNWALL – The P.E.I. Carpenter's Union 1338 Juniors split a New Brunswick Junior Baseball League doubleheader on Sunday at Terry Fox Complex against the Saint John Pirates, winning the first game 1-0 and losing the second 12-4.
In the opener, Nathan McInnis scattered three hits in pitching the complete game victory striking out seven batters. In the third inning, JJ Oram lead off with a walk and stole second base before coming home on Brady McQuaid's RBI single for the only run of the game.
Dylan McQuaid was 1-2 for P.E.I. and Nick MacPhail added a double.
Losing pitcher was Shawn Gallant. Devin Thomas, Sean Galbraith and Kevin McDonald had the Saint John hits.
In the nightcap, Saint John scored seven runs in the fourth inning to cruise to victory. Winning pitcher was Forest Tobias. Adam Clark batted 4-4 and Mark Legere 3-4 to lead the Pirates.
For P.E.I., Grant Grady was 3-4, Brad Power 2-3 and Spencer Hay 2-4 with two RBI. Losing pitcher was Dylan McQuaid.
Saturday in Chatham, the Carpenter's Union Juniors lost both games to the Ironmen by scores of 7-3 and 12-1.
In the opener, P.E.I. jumped into a 3-1 lead before the Ironmen tied it up in the fifth before adding four unearned runs in the sixth. Losing pitcher was Colin Arsenault who pitched the complete game.
Spencer Hay, Dylan McQuaid each recorded two hits. Justin Moran was the winning pitcher while top batters were Mark MacPhee, Colby Cormier and Kevin Losier with two hits. P.E.I. stranded 15 runners in the game.
In the second game, Chatham scored four runs in the second and added seven more in the
fourth. Winning pitcher was Tyler King and top batters were McPhee and Cormier. Losing pitcher was Dylan Beck. Top batters were Grant Grady and Nick MacPhail.
P.E.I. is an action again next Saturday when they host Fredericton Royals Saturday at 1 p.m. in Cornwall.