Dan Shepard

The Peakes Bombers scored at will as they manhandled the Cardigan Clippers 18-0 in an old fashioned classic butt kicking in a light schedule week of the Kings County Baseball League.

Dillion Doucette pitched a five inning shutout and crushed a grand slam home run. It was Doucette’s third homer in four games. Rob Phelan continued his torrid hitting pace going 4/5, as did Colin Myers. Jake MacLaren had three hits including a home run. The Peakes team had 20 hits in total. The win moved the Bombers into sole possession of first place.

The Alley Stratford Athletics won their second game of the week on Sunday beating Grant Thornton Tigers by a score of 9-4. Jon Arsenault tossed the win for the A’s and was top batter. Arsenault had three hits and three RBIs. Jeremy Keoughan had three hits and two RBIs for the Tigers. The Athletics moved one half game ahead of the Clippers for third place.

The Athletics earned a hard fought 2-0 victory over the Morell Chevies last Wednesday. It was the second straight loss for Morell. Brady Arsenault pitched six scoreless innings for the win. Arsenault was also top batter with two hits. Taylor Larkin absorbed the loss pitching a complete game and allowing five hits.

Future games - Wednesday evening has three 6:30 pm starts. The Clippers will try to right the ship when they travel to Memorial Field to battle the Charlottetown Jays. The game of the week could be the Bombers vs Chevies battle at MacDonald Field in Peakes. At the Church Diamond in Morell, the Northside Gills Construction Brewers will host the Grant Thornton Tigers.

The PEI Youth Selects host a pair of games Friday at Memorial Field. The Selects play the Athletics at 6:30 pm followed by a game against the Tigers.

Sunday games - The Cardigan Clippers are at MacNeill Field to clash with the Athletics in a game for third place in the standings. Northside travels to MacDonald Field to take on the surging Bombers. Both games start at 2 pm.

At 6 pm, also on Sunday, at Memorial Field Morell will go up against the Tigers.

The President’s Award goes to an individual in hockey who has provided outstanding services of dedication throughout PEI for many years. This year’s recipient is the late John MacIntyre. His family was on hand to accept the award on John’s behalf. John coached and managed in Kings County and Northumberland since 2004 up to and including 2016. He succumbed in early spring after a brave and courageous battle with cancer.

John was a special person who always looked for the positives in other people. He played ball in the Cardigan and Montague areas. He was an average batter who took pride in his defensive abilities in the middle infield. John had a terrific sense of humor. He always called me by two names. I was either Dan-O or Hawerchuk. John left behind a beautiful family; his wife Janice and his two children Connor and Kristen.

Domino’s Pizza Player of the Week goes to Rob Phelan of the Peakes Bombers. In two games last week, Phelan went 6/8 with five RBIs plus a pitching win.

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