Coal Miners out-hit on opening day

The Nanaimo Coal Miners had a tough go of it in their home opener last weekend.

The city’s Pacific International League senior men’s baseball team lost both halves of a doubleheader against the Burnaby Bulldogs Sunday at Serauxmen Stadium by scores of 2-1 and 8-0.

In the first game pitcher Joey Benda threw a complete game but didn’t get enough run support fof the win, as only Cole McKaig and Mike Jones hit safely. Bill Hadden had an RBI.

The second game the Miners hit the ball better but it didn’t add up to any runs. Evan Olsen was 2-for-3 at the plate and Justin Dorman suffered the loss on the mound.

The Miners are away this weekend, playing a pair of exhibition games in Victoria today (May 28), then travelling tomorrow to face the Coquitlam Angels.

The next home action for the Coal Miners is June 12, when the Victoria Mavericks visit Serauxmen Stadium for games starting at noon and 2:30 p.m.