RICHMOND COUNTY: It’s still earlier, but the big bats of the Inverness Athletics and the defensive skills of the Isle Madame Mariners have led both teams, so far, to set the tempo for play in the Richmond Amateur Baseball Association.
The Athletics are 3-1 and, in their four games, have driven in 47 runs (allowing 42). The Mariners are 2-0 and have allowed only seven runs in their two outings (while driving in 19).
Half a game behind the league leaders are the defending champs, the Little Anse Hawks, and the Port Hawkesbury Bucs. Both squads are 2-1. Rounding out the league are the St. Peter’s Royals at 1-5 and the Petit de Grat Red Caps 0-2.
Last Friday, the Mariners managed a big 12-1 win over the Red Caps.
Working some magic for Isle Madame were Dobson Boudreau, with a single, homer, and three RBIs on four trips to the batter’s box. Callum Boudreau had two runs and two RBIs, and both Lloyd Samson and Dylan David also sent runners home.
Maurice Boudreau had Petit de Grat’s one run, and Ron Savoury drove him in. Savoury was two-for-three.
Sunday saw a pair of doubleheaders take place.
In Port Hawkesbury, the Bucs managed two wins over the Royals by scores of 2-0 and 6-4.
In the 2-0 game, Peter Clow threw four strikeouts for the win, and both Don Marchand and Greg Rioux went two-for-three. Marchand had an RBI, and so did Michael Mcnamara.
Vince Pottie pitched for St. Peter’s and Kelly Pottie went two-for-three.
The 6-4 game saw Spensor Mcnamara throw four strikeouts for the win. Leading the offense for Port Hawkesbury was Christian Marchand, going two-for-two with two RBIs. Clow was two-for-three with an RBI, and also knocking in runs were Stephen MacRae and Don Marchand.
Pitching for St. Peter’s was Shaun Penney. Stephen Campbell, going one-for-three, drove in two runners with a single. Penney was two-for-three, Jonathan Stone was two-for-four, and Darren Campbell had a pair of singles in four at bats.
Also on Sunday, the Athletics hosted and split with the Hawks. The Hawks won 11-9, that the Athletics won 11-8.
Ryan Samson had a two-run double to lead the Hawks to their win, and Noah Landry managed four runs. Dylan MacDonald and Leigh Bourque both had two runs, and Tyler Babin had two runs.
In the Athletics’ win, Hawk Ryan Samson drove in three runners on a double, and Justin Delorey had a pair of RBIs.
The stats for Inverness weren’t available at press time.
On Wednesday of last week, the Hawks dropped St. Peter’s 5-0.
Clem Fougere was good on the mound for the Hawks, as he shutdown St. Peter’s offense with 10 strikeouts and allowed only two hits. Noel Jeffrey threw a complete game for St. Peter’s, giving up seven hits, striking out 14, and giving up no earned runs.
Games in the near future include the following:
June 20: 6:15 p.m. Bucs / Mariners — Petit de Grat Ballfield
June 21: 6 p.m. Red Caps / Hawks — Petit de Grat Ballfield
June 23: 1 p.m. Mariners / Royals — St. Peter’s Ball Field
June 23: 3 p.m. Mariners / Royals — St. Peter’s Ball Field
June 24: 1 p.m. Bucs / Athletics — Veterans’ Memorial Ballfield
June 24: 3 p.m. Bucs / Athletics — Veterans’ Memorial Ballfield
June 25: 6 p.m. Red Caps / Royals — St. Peter’s Ball Field
June 27: 6 p.m. Hawks / Royals — St. Peter’s Ball Field
June 27: 6:15 p.m. Bucs / Red Caps — Petit de Grat Ballfield
June 29: 7 p.m. Hawks / Mariners — Petit de Grat Ballfield
June 29: 9 p.m. Hawks / Mariners — Petit de Grat Ballfield
June 30: 1 p.m. Red Caps / Athletics — Veterans’ Memorial Ballfield
June 30: 3 p.m. Red Caps / Athletics — Veterans’ Memorial Ballfield