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Pirates will play a lot as they try to make playoff push

There’s still time for the Nanaimo Pirates to put together a late-season rally.

Starting today (July 3) in Victoria, the Hub City Paving Pirates play three road doubleheaders in four days as they try to make a push up the B.C. Premier Baseball League standings.

“It’s good to be busy like this…” said Doug Rogers, the team’s manager. “This is going to help. They’re going to get a lot at at-bats and they should be able to get locked in.”

Six games in four days will challenge the team’s health and fitness and will especially test the depth of the pitching staff, said the manager.

The Pirates are coming off a three-win weekend that kept them in post-season contention, but they will have to stay hot to try to climb into the eighth and final playoff berth.

“It’s still pretty bunched up down below,” Rogers said. “It’s just a matter of winning more than losing. If we get hot then we’d move up the ladder pretty quick…

“That’s our goal now, is to put our best baseball together at the right time of year.”

GAME ON … The Pirates (11-23) visit the Vic Eagles today, the North Shore Twins on Friday and the Abbotsford Cardinals on Sunday.

sports@nanaimobulletin.com

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