SAINT JOHN, N.B. – The P.E.I. Juniors picked up one win in back-to-back doubleheaders in the New Brunswick Junior Baseball League over the weekend.
Sunday, a short-staffed P.E.I. squad, playing with 11 players, earned a split on the road against Saint John. The Charlottetown-based P.E.I. team won the opener 8-4, and lost Game 2 by a 6-3 count. Saturday, the Metro Mudcats from Moncton swept P.E.I. 7-2 and 15-10 at Memorial Field in Charlottetown.
The results leave P.E.I. with a record of 3-3 (won-lost).
P.E.I. 8 Saint John 4
A three-run double by Josh Myers in the seventh inning keyed P.E.I.’s win.
Brett Hicken earned the pitching win, and Chandler LaPorte registered the save.
All nine players in P.E.I.’s lineup recorded at least one hit. Myers led the way with two.
Matt Oram took the loss, and Tom Gogan had two hits to lead Saint John’s offence.
Saint John 6 P.E.I. 3
Saint John starter Ryan Nason and three relievers combined to throw a five-hitter. Connor Jones, with relief help from Nolan Hicken and Jayden MacLean, suffered the loss.
Ryan MacIsaac had two hits to pace P.E.I.’s attack, which included single hits off the bats of LaPorte, Jed Noonan and Elijah Hood.
Metro 7 P.E.I. 2
Ian Connors bested Johnny Arsenault on the hill in Game 1.
Ben Carson and Julien Galloway each had two hits for Metro while Myers, Chasse Gallant and Brandon Watts had the P.E.I. hits.
Metro 15 P.E.I. 10
Metro, led by the three-hit performances of Blake Finn, Phillip Rail and Nick LeBlanc, banged out 18 hits in Game 2. Noonan had three hits for P.E.I., and Arsenault contributed a pair.
Rail earned the pitching win over Porter Smith.