Juniors create offence in home openers

The Nanaimo Palladian Pirates of the B.C. Junior Premier Baseball League won one of four games on the weekend.

Nanaimo Palladian Pirates junior baseball player Thomas Negrin makes contact during the team’s home opener agains the North Shore Twins on Saturday at Serauxmen Stadium. The junior Pirates split their doubleheader that day.

Nanaimo Palladian Pirates junior baseball player Thomas Negrin makes contact during the team’s home opener agains the North Shore Twins on Saturday at Serauxmen Stadium. The junior Pirates split their doubleheader that day.

The Nanaimo Palladian Pirates keep scoring runs, but the wins aren’t coming as easily.

The city’s B.C. Junior Premier Baseball League team held its home opener Saturday at Serauxmen Stadium and went on to win one of four games on the weekend. The Palladian boys lost 8-4 to the Twins, won the rematch 4-1, then got swept by the Coquitlam Redlegs on Sunday by scores of 10-7 and 5-2.

Connor Jones was the winning pitcher for the Pirates, giving up three hits over five innings, and Zach Diewert and Aidan Goodall had two hits each in that game.

The juniors host the Abbotsford Cardinals on Saturday (May 12) at noon and 2:30 p.m. at the stadium.