Brian Richard reports on the latest win from the first place Ironmen with photos and box score.
By Brian Richard
JF Neveu, better know as "Frankie" made his second appearance of the season and picked up his first win (1-0) with an 8-3 victory over the Moncton Fisher Cats at Ironmen field Tuesday night.
Neveu went 5 innings giving up 6 hits, one walk while striking out 5 batters with two earned runs. Shane Courtney pitched the last two innings with 2 hits, one of them earned and three walks.
Kris Keating led the Ironmen at the plate with three hits in 4 AB, he had a single, double and triple while driving in two runs and scoring twice.
Jeff Watkin who leads the league with a .397 batting average had a double and single while Jason Jarvis had two singles.
Rookie Charles Malson batting 9th in the order had two hits as well both single with a stolen base and a run scored. Malson showed some great heads-up running taking two bases on a passed ball at first.
With the win, the Ironmen opened a two-game lead over the Fisher Cats with a 14-8 win-loss record compared to the Moncton squad at 13-11. Saint John is 4 1/2 back while Fredericton sits in the basement at 5 1/2 behind in the four-team league.
The Ironmen are in action on the weekend as they host the Fisher Cats again on Saturday night, at 7 pm as part of the Ironmen Honour Roll.
On Sunday they travel to Moncton for a 7 pm contest with the Fisher Cats.
Nick Leggatt applies tag
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