Nanaimo Pirates batter Colby Morgan swings at a pitch Sunday at Serauxmen Stadium.

Nanaimo Pirates batter Colby Morgan swings at a pitch Sunday at Serauxmen Stadium.

Pirates can’t wait for more ball games

The only downside about last Sunday’s huge wins for the Nanaimo Pirates is having to wait a week to get back out on the diamond.

The Hub City Paving Pirates wrested back first place from the Langley Blaze last weekend with a pair of one-run wins at Serauxmen Stadium, the kind of wins that can be a rallying point for an entire season.

“They showed a lot of character, and that’s kind of what I’ve been hoping to see,” said Doug Rogers, Pirates manager. “To come back against a quality ball club and everyone contribute like that, it was really good to see.”

With a good crowd on hand to witness the action last weekend, the Pirates hope they might have gained some fans.

“That was great,” said Crosby Rushton, Pirates player. “It was perfect that so many fans showed up and hopefully more come out next weekend and support us.”

GAME ON … The Pirates take on Coquitlam this Saturday (June 4) at Serauxmen, with games at noon and 2:30 p.m. On Sunday North Shore visits for games at 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.

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