Published on May 28, 2014
Juan Ortiz of the Hub City Brewers slides into home safely on a pass ball as Charlottetown Gaudet's Auto Body Islanders pitcher Brodie MacDonald tries to make the tag Wednesday in Moncton.
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Published on May 23, 2014
The Charlottetown Gaudet’s Auto Body Islanders play their first home game of the senior baseball season today when the defending league champion Chatham Ironmen come to town. From left are infielder Dylan McKenna, pitcher Brody MacDonald and outfielder Josh Kelly.
Published on May 18, 2014
Charlottetown Gaudet's Auto Body Islanders
Charlottetown shortstop Jordan Duffy named league’s player of the week
After a surprise four-day layoff, it's back to work for the Charlottetown Gaudet’s Auto Body Islanders tonight versus the Moncton Mets after wet weather during the weekend forced the game to be rescheduled.
The New Brunswick Senior Baseball League game had been set for Saturday in Summerside, but rain got in the way.
Game time tonight is 7:30 p.m. at Memorial Field.
The fourth-place Islanders (5-6) are trying to gain ground on the third-place Mets (3-3).
Charlottetown is 0-2 versus Moncton this season after a 4-3 loss in Moncton and a 5-2 defeat in Charlottetown, and is coming off a 6-5 loss to the Chatham Ironmen Thursday in Chatham.
Moncton hasn’t laced up the cleats since a 4-2 loss to the Ironmen seven days ago as rain postponed two of its games last week.
Brody McDonald (1-0) gets his first start of the season for Charlottetown. The lefty, who attends the University of Mount Olive College in North Carolina, also has a save in four appearances and a 0.70 earned-run average (good for second in the league).
“McDonald’s toughest threat will be Moncton’s import catcher, Matt Verrier,” Islanders head coach Allison Macdonald, said of the Norway, Me., native. “Verrier, from the University of Southern Maine, was an (ECAC) all-star catcher and bats cleanup in the Mets batting order.”
Isles catcher Morgan MacLean leads the squad with a .440 batting average. Verrier is batting .444 while Keith Nickerson is hitting .571.
Isles shortstop Jordan Duffy was named the league’s player of the week Monday after batting 4-for-6 (a .667 average), including whacking a double, driving in four runs and scoring once.
Meanwhile, Simon Boucher won his second straight pitcher of the week award. The Hub City Brewers standout threw a one-hit, complete-game 1-0 shutout of the Saint John Alpines. He struck out nine batters and walked two.
At tonight’s game, every youth 15 years old and younger will be admitted free and if their fathers attend the game, they will receive a game ticket with a chance to win prizes.
Top five batting averages for the Charlottetown Gaudet’s Auto Body Islanders and the Moncton Mets (with minimum seven at bats):
Keith Nickerson .571
Matt Verrier .444
Justin Cormier .364
Luc Vautour .353
Andrew Rinzler .333
Morgan MacLean .440
Sean Corcoran .344
Jordan Duffy .296
Will Connolly .286
Dylan McKenna .280