Charlottetown Islanders lose 12-inning marathon to Moncton Mets

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It took 12 innings and a long two-run double by Luc Vautour off the centre-field fence just beyond a diving Jeremy MacKinnon for the Moncton Mets to down the Charlottetown Islanders 5-3 Tuesday in New Brunswick Senior Baseball League action.

The Mets scored three runs after there were two outs in the first inning off Islanders starter Dylan McKenna on three hits and three walks.

Mets starter Dan Proctor struck out six in his first three innings before the Islanders got to him in the fourth.

Morgan MacLean doubled and scored on Will Connolly’s sharp single. Morgan drove home brother Mark, who had walked, in the fifth. In the bottom of the seventh, the Gaudet's crew answered one more time with Morgan’s infield out plating MacKinnon, who had singled, to tie the contest. Jordan Duffy, who also singled, was stranded on third and in the 11th Brody McDonald was stranded on third before Vautour’s hit settled the issue. The Islanders got the first two batters on in the 12th but a double play ended the rally.

Josh Dewitt was the winning pitcher while Jacob Beck, the Islanders’ fifth hurler, absorbed the loss.

Only one error was made during the well-played contest, which included strong defensive by both teams. MacKinnon made a diving catch in the 10th inning.

Serge Vautour was 4-for-6 for Moncton, while Matt Verrier had four walks and Josh Dennis and Luc Vautour had two each.

MacKinnon, Morgan MacLean and Connolly each had two hits while McKenna and Duffy added singles.

Charlottetown (8-7) plays Sunday at 1 p.m. when the Saint John Alpines come to town.

Organizations: Islanders, Mets, New Brunswick Senior Baseball League

Geographic location: Charlottetown, Moncton

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