P.E.I. drops doubleheader to Mudcats in junior baseball

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The P.E.I. Carpenters Union Juniors lost both ends of a doubleheader to the Metro Mudcats from Moncton Saturday in Cornwall with the New Brunswick Junior Baseball League teams combining for three runs in 15 innings.

P.E.I. lost the opener 1-0 and dropped a 2-1 decision in eight innings in the nightcap.

The games were played at the Terry Fox Complex under less than ideal conditions.

In the opener, Metro scored the only run in the sixth inning on a throwing error trying to get the runner at home.

Brady Arsenault was the hard-luck losing pitcher, allowing two hits and collecting 11 strikeouts and walking two through six innings. Tyson Blue pitched a scoreless seventh, giving up a hit and striking two out.

Nick MacPhail and Dylan McQuaid had back-to-back hits in the first, but P.E.I. could not get another hit off lefty Sam Lund, who pitched a complete game striking out 10 and giving up two walks.

In the second game, the host team grabbed the lead with a run in the bottom of the sixth. Brady McQuaid had a two-out single, stole a base and came home on MacPhail’s single.

Metro tied the game with an unearned run with two outs in the seventh and went ahead in the eighth.

P.E.I. got their leadoff man on, but could not advance him any further. Brady McQuaid also doubled for a two-hit game, while other hits came from Dylan McQuaid and, affiliated player Logan Gallant.

Colin Arsenault allowed one hit over five innings, striking out two and walking two. Nathan McInnis finished up allowing four hits and recording three strikeouts.

Kyle Donovan pitched seven innings for the win, striking out four and allowing only a walk. Alex Embree pitched the eighth for the save.

The P.E.I. Juniors are back in action Saturday when they travel to Fredericton for a doubleheader.

Their next home game will be June 7 when they host Fredericton.

Organizations: P.E.I. Carpenters Union Juniors, New Brunswick Junior Baseball League

Geographic location: Moncton, Fredericton

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