Month: July 2016

O’Toole and Yeo pitch Alpines to double-header sweep

OToole Head Shot
#18 Shaun O’Toole
#25 Sherman Yeo
#25 Sherman Yeo

Shaun O’Toole and Sherman Yeo provided the arms and Ryan Owens brought the lumber as the the Alpines swept the first place Charlottetown Islanders in a double-header played at Memorial Field this afternoon, by scores of 6-1 and 4-3.

In the first game Yeo allowed only two hits, four walks and fanned seven in leading the home team to a 6-1 win.  Import Owens continued to swing a hot bat going 3 for 3 while driving in a pair.  Owens was it again in the second game getting the big hit when it was needed.  With the Alpines trailing 3-2 and the bases loaded in the bottom of the 7th Owens ripped a 1-1 pitch for single that scored Mark Legere and Adam Clark, with Clark just beating the tag at home plate on a close play.  O’Toole allowed only one earned run, five hits, one base on balls and struck out five for his first win of the season.  Yeo’s record now stands at 2-2 and O’Toole owns a 1-1 mark.

The pair of victories makes it four in a row for the Alpines, improving to 6-7 and moves the team into fourth spot – half a game ahead of the Chatham Ironmen and only half a game behind the Moncton Fisher Cats and Fredericton Royals for second place.  The team travels to the Charlottetown tomorrow for a pair in a rematch with the Islanders.

Shaw leads Alpines back into the win column

Peter Shaw
Peter Shaw
Brooks Saunders
Brooks Saunders

After a rough week where the Alpines went 0-3 the team turned it around last night with a 4-3 walk-off win at home against the Moncton Fisher Cats.  In the bottom of the 7th with the score tied, bases loaded and two out Peter Shaw singled through the left side on the first pitch he saw  to score Ryan Owens for the winning run.  Owens got the rally going with a two out double off the wall which was followed by an intentional walk to Mark Phillips.  Ronnie Barton worked a tough count to get a walk of his own before Shaw came to the plate to deliver the game winning hit.  After the visiting Moncton team grabbed quick 1-0 lead in the top of the first it was Shaw who took care of the Alpines response with a two run single in the bottom half of the frame.  Justin McQuade drove in the other run with a single in the fourth to give the home team a 3-2 lead at the time before the Fisher Cats tied the game in the top of the seventh.

Brooks Saunders pitched a complete game for the win, allowing only one earned run, seven hits, walking one and striking out three.  Glenn Marks, in relief of started Justin Cormier. took the loss for Moncton.

This was the first game in the start of a very busy weekend for the Alpines.  Today they host the Charlottetown Islanders for a double-header starting at 1 PM and travel to the island tomorrow to return the favor.