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Islanders Fall to Cannons in 8-7 Walk-off


By: Grant Barrett, Ad Astra Radio


AUGUSTA, Kan. – In a back and forth contest on Monday, the Kansas Cannons were able to score two runs in the bottom of the ninth, to defeat the Kingman Islanders 8-7.

The Islanders were able to get on the board in the top of the first with an unearned run as MonRay Van der Walt’s sacrifice fly plated, Ben Waliczek.

After two scoreless innings, Xander Roberts would run into trouble in the third, as three runs crossed the plate for the Cannons. Roberts finished strong through six innings allowing just one additional run, while striking out six.

The Islanders would get within one in the sixth when Jaden Wiley scored on a fielder’s choice, but the Cannons would respond with two in the seventh to take a 6-3 lead. 

Kingman wouldn’t go down quietly, after two quick outs, Trent Reitmayer would give the Islanders life with a baserunner, after getting hit by a pitch. After a walk and an error, three straight singles from MonRay Van der Walt, Jaden Wiley, and Brendan McBeth would score four runs in the inning to take a 7-6 lead, but it was the Cannons, who would celebrate in walkoff fashion, after their own two out rally defeated the Islanders 8-7.

Following the loss, the Islanders move to 1-6 on the season, and they will return to Plagens-Carpenter Park on Tuesday, for another battle against the Cannons.