Drillers second baseman is Tyler Hughes tags out Blasters baserunner Jeremy Bowater during Coal Miners Baseball League action this season at Serauxmen Stadium.

Drillers second baseman is Tyler Hughes tags out Blasters baserunner Jeremy Bowater during Coal Miners Baseball League action this season at Serauxmen Stadium.

Ball players give stadium a makeover

NANAIMO – Coal Miners Baseball League players spent the weekend painting, repairing and replacing sections of Serauxmen Stadium.

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.

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