FARGO, ND – The Summerside Chrysler Dodge Eagles dropped their first two games at the 2018 North American Fastpitch Association World Series on Wednesday night.
The Eagles, who are competing in the AA Major Division, lost 3-1 to the Kansas City Monarchs and 6-1 to the Portland Brewers from Oregon. The game against the Monarchs is listed as not counting in the standings as the teams play in different pools.
The Eagles are listed in second place in the three-team Pool A after Day 1. Play continues on Thursday.
Brewers 6 Eagles 1
In a matchup of two Pool A teams, the Brewers erupted for five runs in the bottom of the fifth inning to break open a 1-1 game.
Portland opened the scoring with a single run in the bottom of the third inning, but the Eagles answered right back to tie the game in the top of the fourth.
Jeff MacIsaac pitched four innings for the Eagles, and Steven Noonan worked a pair.
Monarchs 3 Eagles 1
Two runs in the bottom of the fifth by the Monarchs inning proved to be the difference.
The Eagles went ahead 1-0 in the top of the third inning, but it was a short-lived lead as the Monarchs bounced right back to tie the game in their half of the frame.
Mitch Hardy threw all six innings for the Eagles.