Pirates chart course toward playoffs

The Hub City Paving Pirates baseball team has won three of its last four games, and players are getting their confidence back, said manager Doug Rogers.

The premier Pirates are perfectionists.

The Hub City Paving Pirates baseball team has won three of its last four games, and players are getting their confidence back, said manager Doug Rogers. But they’re still not quite where they’d like to be.

“We are above .700 baseball so we should be happy with ourselves,” he said. “But we’ve got a bunch of perfectionists on the team and the coach is never satisfied.”

The B.C. Premier Baseball League team (27-11) won’t reach the lofty goal it set for itself of 10 losses or fewer. Instead, said Rogers, “we can just forget about it and concentrate on playing inning by inning and doing the things we did earlier when we did have that unreal record.”

A pennant is still very much a possibility for the second-place Pirates, but Rogers said the team is focusing on locking down a top-four spot to host a playoff series at month’s end.

GAME ON … The Pirates play the Vancouver Cannons on Saturday (July 9) at the Serauxmen Sports Fields, then play the Abbotsford Cardinals on Sunday at Serauxmen Stadium. Game times both days are noon and 2:30 p.m.

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