The Nanaimo Palladian Pirates junior baseball team showed it’s got a potent offence this year. Now the challenge will be trying to limit its runs against.
The city’s B.C. Junior Premier Baseball League team split its first two games of the season Saturday in Victoria, losing 16-11 to the Eagles before winning the rematch 8-2.
In the first game Shawn Arabsky was 3-for-5 at the plate, Tristan Olsen had two hits and four RBIs and Aidan Goodall hit a single, double and two RBIs. Connor Jones also had two hits. In the win Goodall threw a complete-game three hitter, allowing one earned run while striking out eight. He helped his own cause at the plate with a double and two RBIs. Olsen and Zach Diewert had two hits apiece.
BASE LINES … The team is on the mainland Saturday and Sunday (April 21-22) to face the White Rock Tritons and Abbotsford Cardinals, respectively … To read an article on the Palladian Pirates from last week, please click here.