Dan Shepard

The Kings County Baseball League players showed their true grit as they managed to play through rain on a wet Sunday afternoon.

The Peakes Bombers defeated the Grant Thornton Tigers 1-0 in a game that was called after six innings. Josh Coffin pitched a complete game for the win.

Earlier in the week, last Wednesday, Peakes edged the Northside Gills Construction Brewers by a score of 8-7. Dillon Doucette tossed the win with relief help from Rob Phelan. Tyson MacInnis with two hits and Connor Myers with three RBIs led the offense for Peakes. Peter MacLeod had two hits for the Brewers. Peakes improved to 4-0 after Sunday’s game.

The Alley Stratford Athletics snapped a season beginning two game losing streak with three wins over the week. Adam Smith pitched a three hitter while his brother Allister had two hits to help the A’s defeat the Northside Brewers 6-2 on Sunday.

Last Wednesday, the A’s pounded out a 10-1 win over Charlottetown Jays. Corey Dougay pitched the win. Adam Smith had three hits for the winners and Dom Ryan had a pair of hits. Robin Hood led the Jays going 1/2.

Last Friday Jonathon Arsenault helped Stratford pitching the A’s to a 5-4 win over PEI. Arsenault was an out away from a complete game when Select’s Ben MacDougall tripled to score three runs. Ryan MacIssac got the final out for the save.

The Morell Chevies are also undefeated. The Chevies won their third straight to start the season last Wednesday with a 12-6 win over the Cardigan Clippers. Troy Coffin pitched his second win of the season. Logan Gallant pitched the seventh for the save. Gallant has two saves and a win in all three Chevie wins this year without allowing a run. Parker Day had three RBIs for Morell. Matt Barlow and Stephen O’Shea had three hits. Carter MacLellan had three hits for Cardigan. It was the first loss of the year for the Clippers.

The defending champs, Northside and Grant Thornton are winless thus far. Both have 0-4 starts. The Brewers are still having hangovers from their championship run last year. The Tigers fell to 0-4 after losing to Peakes Sunday and the PEI Youth Selects Friday.

Future games - Three on Wednesday evening. At Church Diamond, the Morell Chevies and the Brewers play a doubleheader with game one starting at 6:30 pm followed by an 8:30 pm tilt. At 6:30 pm the Peakes Bombers are at Memorial Field to face the Charlottetown Jays.

On Friday, the PEI Youth Selects and the Cardigan Clippers play two at Memorial Field. Game one begins at 6:30 pm followed by game two scheduled to start at 8:30 pm.

Next Sunday there is a pair of games. Cardigan will host Northside at the Clipper Field. Game starts at 2 pm. At 6 pm, the Grant Thornton Tigers will host the Peakes Bombers at Memorial Field.

Domino’s Pizza Player of the Week - The A’s Adam Smith. In a pair of games last week Smith pitched a complete game win, earned a save and went 3/4 at the plate with one double and three RBIs.

I want to say farewell to a top-class guy who lost a battle with cancer on May 31. Harvey Jordan was an excellent athlete and an all around awesome man. Got to meet him when we were teammates in the Montague Senior Baseball League back in the early 1990s. Harvey’s knowledge of the game was amazing. It was a privilege to call him a friend. My condolences to the Jordan family.

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