© Guardian file photo by Brian McInnis
Jarret Aimes of the Fredericton Royals does not quite make it to second on a slide as Jordan Duffy of the Gaudet's Auto Body Islanders makes the catch first. The game was part of a doubleheader at Memorial Field Saturday.
The league-leading Fredericton Royals swept a pair of games Saturday with the Charlottetown Gaudet's Auto Body Islanders in New Brunswick Senior Baseball League action in Charlottetown.
Fredericton won 8-0 and 4-3 in eight innings to improve to 6-0 while the Islanders fall to 4-3.
Jacob Beck and Jordan Stevenson both turned in strong pitching efforts for the home team.
Beck (1-1) was tagged with the loss in the first game while Jake Waugh (2-0) threw a two-hitter for the win.
The game was scoreless through four innings before Fredericton scored two in the fifth, four in the sixth and two more in the seventh.
Derek Wilson, Mike Washburn, Chris Sorensen and Phil Merrill each had two hits in the win and Wilson drove in three runs.
Dylan McKenna and Will Connolly each singled for the Islanders.
Beck allowed two runs on four hits through five innings of work. He struck out one and didn’t walk any hitters. Mark MacLean allowed four runs on four hits in 2/3 of an inning while Jeremy McKinnon allowed two runs in 1 1/3 innings.
Stevenson (1-1) pitched eight strong innings in Game 2, but went home with the loss. Derek Wilson (2-0) was the winning pitcher.
The Royals scored twice in the second inning and kept the home side off the board until the fifth. Charlottetown plated a single run in the fifth and took a 3-2 lead through six innings, but could not hold the lead.
The Royals scored four runs on 11 hits and five errors by the Islanders.
Dave Barr had three hits for Fredericton while Washburn and Ryan MacNeil each had two.
Wilson allowed a hit over three innings of work in relief of Shawn Reid. They combined for nine strikeouts.
Sean Corcoran and Taylor Larkin each went 2-for-4 with a run scored. Corcoran had a double while Larking tripled. Morgan MacLean had an RBI double and scored in his only at bat.
Stevenson gave up 11 hits, walked two and struck out five. Two of the four runs were unearned.
The Islanders host the Moncton Mets Tuesday at 7:30 p.m.