VIBI Mariners batter Greg Brady fouls off a pitch during an exhibition game against the Edmonton Prospects on Thursday at Serauxmen Stadium.

VIBI Mariners batter Greg Brady fouls off a pitch during an exhibition game against the Edmonton Prospects on Thursday at Serauxmen Stadium.

College ball teams excited for series

Nanaimo’s Vancouver Island Baseball Institute (0-4) will be looking for its first win as it hosts the University of Calgary Dinos.

The VIBI Mariners go into the second weekend of ball season with just as much excitement, and maybe a little extra determination.

Nanaimo’s Vancouver Island Baseball Institute (0-4) will be looking for its first win as it hosts a weekend series against the University of Calgary Dinos.

“We’re expecting them to be ready for us and being excited to be out here in this weather,” said Jordan Blundell, VIBI manager. “Being able to overcome their excitement is what we’re talking about.”

He said his team will try to play level baseball and take care of the little things. If the M’s can do that, he said, it will lead to wins.

GAME ON … Game times today (March 30) are noon and 2:30 p.m. and on Sunday the games start at 1 p.m. and 3:30 p.m.