Mid Island Pirates third baseman Aaron Marsh, left, tags out Parksville Royals baserunner Tim Holyk to complete a 9-5 double play during Wednesday’s B.C. Premier Baseball League game at Serauxmen Stadium. (GREG SAKAKI/The News Bulletin)

Pirates hang on to beat neighbouring Royals

Nanaimo beats Parksville 2-0 in B.C. Premier Baseball League action

The Mid Island Pirates won a matchup between mid Island rivals.

The Hub City Paving Pirates defeated the Parksville Royals 2-0 on Wednesday night in B.C. Premier Baseball action at Serauxmen Stadium.

Nanaimo scored runs in the first and third innings and that was enough.

Pirates manager Doug Rogers said the team didn’t play its best but had two facets of the game working with the pitching and defence.

“If you have those two things, you’re going to be in every game,” he said. “You can always scratch a run or two across and we did that … the pitching was good and we made a couple plays that wiggled us out of innings.”

The Royals loaded the bases in the last inning but didn’t score. In the second-to-last inning, the visitors also threatened, but right fielder Wyatt Dorman threw a runner out at third for an inning-ending 9-5 double play.

“Our pitching was good with all three guys throwing strikes and coming up big when they needed to, and defence didn’t let us down, a lot of good plays,” Dorman said. “Even when our pitcher got in a jam a couple of times, our defence was able to save him.”

Jackson Stephen earned the win on the mound, throwing three innings and allowing four hits while striking out seven. Josh Hill threw two innings for a save. Marcus Steen had Nanaimo’s only RBI.

With Parksville as the opposing team, there were some extra fans in the stands, which the players like to see.

“It’s always nice, especially when we can win – that’s always the best part,” Dorman said.

Rogers said with grad celebrations coming to an end, he expects the team to be focused down the stretch, in position to achieve its goal of home-field advantage in the playoffs, and to play to its abilities.

“We haven’t been playing our best for a little while, but a sign of a good team is when you’re not playing your best, you can still post a win here and there,” the manager said.

GAME ON … The Pirates travel to the mainland to take on the Fraser Valley Cardinals on June 30 and the North Delta Blue Jays on July 3. Next home action is July 6-7, when the Okanagan Athletics are in town for a four-game series at Serauxmen Stadium.



editor@nanaimobulletin.com

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter

Just Posted

Nanaimo-Ladysmith candidates try to chart a path to victory

Conservatives, NDP, Liberals set sights on votes needed to unseat Green incumbent

Andrew Scheer makes campaign stop in Parksville

Federal Conservative leader talks tax cuts, environment

Nanaimo remembers Terry Fox and runs for his cause

Terry Fox Run was held Sunday at Bowen Park

Clippers earn five out of six points in BCHL action

Nanaimo splits with Alberni Valley, beats Chilliwack

Regional District of Nanaimo losing forest, farm lands

Growth strategy report shows mixed results relative to regional district’s goals

VIDEO: Liberals make child care pledge, Greens unveil platform on Day 6 of campaign

Green party leader Elizabeth May unveils her party’s platform in Toronto

National weather forecasters predict average fall, cold winter

The Weather Network says precipitation will about average in most parts of Canada

Two dead, two in critical condition in highway crash near Campbell River

Highway 19 reopened Sunday night after it was closed in both directions

B.C. VIEWS: Cutting wood waste produces some bleeding

Value-added industry slowly grows as big sawmills close

City buys Five Acre Farm in Harewood for $1.38 million

Agreement made so that Nanaimo Foodshare can use farm property

Seven buildings proposed for waterfront development in Parksville

IAG Developments hosts second public open house to gather feedback

VIDEO: Vancouver Island mayor details emergency response after fatal bus crash

Sharie Minions says she is ‘appalled’ by condition of road where bus crashed

Federal party leaders address gun violence after weekend shooting near Toronto

One teen was killed and five people injured in the shooting

Scheer makes quick campaign stop in Comox

Conservative leader highlights tax promises early in campaign

Most Read