Nanaimo Pirates learning lessons

The Hub City Paving Pirates (3-3) head back on the road this coming weekend looking for more wins and more consistency.

Ball players know baseball by the time they get to the premier league.

They know the game, they know the fundamentals – but they don’t always know what it takes to win at the higher levels.

The Hub City Paving Pirates (3-3) of the B.C. Premier Baseball League head back on the road this coming weekend looking for more wins and more consistency.

“It’s going to take some time. It’s all experience,” said Doug Rogers, Pirates manager. “It’s going to take some time for them to get used to the level of PBL.”

A simple, focused approach to the game can often be the most effective.

“It’s very seldom the at-bats that are going to win ball games for you,” Rogers said. “It’s the routine plays, pitchers throwing strikes and keeping runners off bases [from] free passes. It’s all those little intangibles in a game that lead up to victory.”

GAME ON … The Pirates play the Victoria Eagles on Saturday down the Malahat, then travel to play the White Rock Tritons on Sunday … To read about the Pirates’ most recent games, please click here … Next home action for the Pirates isn’t until May 4 when they host the Coquitlam Reds.

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