Nanaimo’s men’s league baseball players traded their bats for paint rollers this past weekend.
Coal Miners Baseball League players spent the weekend giving their favourite ball field a makeover, painting, repairing rails and replacing sections of outfield walls at Serauxmen Stadium.
“We’ve been playing there a lot and we’ve noticed it’s looking a bit drab,” said Terry Denomme, a league director.
It’s also a way to add value to a venue that is under consideration for demolition by its owner, the Nanaimo school district.
“Because we know that the school board isn’t a big fan of Serauxmen, we thought, let’s see what we can do to give something back to Nanaimo minor baseball. [Serauxmen Stadium] is one of the best amateur ballparks I’ve seen in Canada.”
Slegg Lumber, Cloverdale Paint and United Rentals supported the project.