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Senior baseball's hottest and coldest teams face off Sunday

Published on August 11, 2017

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CHARLOTTETOWN, P.E.I. - The Charlottetown Gaudet’s Auto Body Islanders is the hottest team going into the final weekend of the New Brunswick Senior Baseball League regular season.

Charlottetown (12-18) has won four straight games and looks to make it five when it travels to Moncton, N.B., to face the league’s coldest team, the Fisher Cats (13-17), losers of four consecutive games.

Start time Sunday is 7 p.m.

The Isles then tangle with the Cats on Tuesday in Charlottetown in both teams’ final regular season game. First pitch is 7:30 p.m. at Memorial Field.

The matchup for the fourth vs. fifth place quarter-final is up in the air.

The Fredericton Royals, the defending champ, sit third at 15-14 with three games remaining (Fredericton played Friday) while Charlottetown and Moncton each have two. At stake is home field advantage in the quarter for the team that finishes fourth.

And while no team has run away from the pack this season, the first place Chatham Ironmen (17-11) and second-place Saint John Alpines (16-13) are each secured a semifinal berth. The teams square off Saturday in a doubleheader in Saint John.

At the plate, Moncton’s Lance Van Noy is second overall in batting average at .420, while Charlottetown’s Jordan Stevenson is right behind at .390. Both have two home runs and have 15 and 16 RBIs, respectively.

Brody McDonald (2.58 ERA) and Stevenson (3.26 ERA) lead the Isles pitching staff and have a combined 10-7-1 record. Stevenson leads the NBSBL with seven wins.

Moncton’s Sam Lund is 5-3 and has a team-best 3.95 ERA.