Saint John Alpines

Date : 07/23/14
Time: 19:30
Location : Kiwanis Park

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BREWERS DROP SECOND IN A ROW IN EXTRA INNINGS

From Times Transcript

Fredericton edged the Hub City Pita Pit Brewers 2-1 on Sunday at Kiwanis Park.

Washburn hit a single off Brewers reliever Andrew Lewis, driving in Ryan McNeil with the winning run in the top of the eighth inning to lift the Royals to the win.

Fredericton’s Matt MacGregor and Hub City’s Simon Boucher engaged in a pitchers’ duel during the contest. MacGregor earned the win in the end, going all eight innings and holding the Brewers to just one run. MacGregor (2-1) allowed seven hits – all were singles – while striking out six batters and walking two.

Boucher scattered one run and only five hits over seven innings for Hub City but was dealt a no-decision. Lewis (0-1) took the loss.

Lewis relieved Boucher to start the top of the eighth inning and walked leadoff hitter McNeil. After Lewis struck out Wilson, he hit Dave Barr with a pitch to put runners at first and second base.

Up stepped Washburn, who came through with a single to right field to bring in McNeil with the go-ahead run.

The Royals opened the scoring in the first inning when McNeil hit a leadoff triple off Boucher and scored one batter later on a sacrifice fly by Wilson.

The Brewers tied the game in the fifth inning, with Mike Ivey hitting a run-scoring single to drive in Tim Webber.

Washburn went 2-for-4 at the plate with a double, single and a run batted in for Fredericton while McNeil scored twice and stole a base. Pat Godin went 2-for-3 with a pair of singles and two stolen bases and Ivey was 2-for-2 with two singles and an RBI for Hub City.

The Brewers, who dropped to 7-13, have lost five straight games. They are home to the Saint John Alpines on Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. at Kiwanis Park.