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Charlottetown Gaudet’s Auto Body Islanders’ Jake Beck pitches against the Moncton Mets during New Brunswick Senior Baseball League action Sunday night in Moncton.
The Moncton Mets rallied with three runs in the sixth inning to beat the Charlottetown Gaudet’s Auto Body Islanders 4-1 in a New Brunswick Senior Baseball League game Sunday night in Moncton.
The Mets were also scheduled to visit the Saint John Alpines Sunday afternoon, but the game was postponed. No makeup date was announced.
Fredericton Royals (22-10) and Chatham Ironmen (20-12) have locked up the top two spots in the standings.
The Mets (18-13) will finish third and the Islanders (13-19) will wind up fourth.
Fifth and sixth places remain to be decided. The Alpines (11-20) are a half-game ahead of the Hub City Pita Pit Brewers (11-21). If they are tied at the end of the season, the Brewers will gain fifth spot because they won the season series with the Alpines.
The league will take a break after the regular season allows to allow the Ironmen to compete at the Canadian senior baseball championship tournament in St. John’s, N.L.
When the Ironmen return, the Mets will take on the sixth-place finishers and the Islanders will meet the fifth-place team in the quarter-final round.
The Royals and Ironmen have earned opening-round byes. Playoffs are expected to begin on or around Sept. 4.
Sunday night, the Mets scored three runs off Islanders reliever Jeremy Keoughan to secure the win.
Call-up Markus Coates led off the sixth inning by getting hit by a pitch. He later scored on a double, the second of the game, by Tyler Walchuck.
Luc Vautour then scored on a squeeze bunt by Josh Dewitt and Walchuck crossed the plate on a wild pitch.
The Islanders scored their run in the top of the sixth on Sean Corcoran’s single that brought in Jordan Duffy.
Morgan MacLean and Taylor Larkin also had hits for the Islanders.
Justin Cormier improved his record to 6-2 and picked up the pitching win.
Jake Beck started for the Islanders, pitching five strong innings of one-run ball, resulting in a no decision.
Jeremy Keoughan threw one inning of relief taking the loss.
MacLean, Brody McDonald and Jordan Stevenson will be travelling with the Ironmen to the Canadian championship.
Fredericton third baseman has locked up the league’s triple crown.
He led the league with a .447 batting average, 56 points ahead of teammate Dave Barr. Washburn also smashed eight home runs and drive in 30 in just 25 games.
Fredericton’s Jody Peterson was second with six homers while teammate Chris Sorensen was second with 24 RBIs.
From the Moncton Times Transcript