After playing 12 straight road games, the Hub City Paving Pirates (6-7) will finally be the home team again. The premier Pirates play doubleheaders Saturday (May 4) and Sunday at the friendly confines of Serauxmen Stadium.
The Pirates host the Coquitlam Reds (7-3) on Saturday and then play the North Delta Blue Jays (3-3) on Sunday. Nanaimo will be trying to get back up above .500 in the B.C. Premier Baseball League standings after losing three out of four games last weekend against the Victoria Mariners and the Langley Blaze.
The Pirates defeated the M’s 3-2 on Saturday to start the weekend, but lost the rematch 12-8 and then had a tough go of things in Langley the next day, losing 9-1 and 11-3.
In the win, the Pirates prevailed despite collecting only three hits. Brady Rogers led the offence with a single, a double and two RBIs and Alex Rogers drew three walks. Aidan Goodall was the winning pitcher, allowing one earned run over six innings.
The highlight of the barnburner game was Zach Diewert’s home run, his second of the season. Diewert had three RBIs, Tristan Olsen had a hit and two runs scored and Lee Martin walked three times.
In the first game against the Blaze, Langley’s pitcher Kyle Ross only needed one more out for a no-hitter but Nanaimo’s T.J. Mah singled to break up the no-no.
Brady Rogers hit a double and drove in two runs in the weekend finale.
GAME ON … The Pirates play the Reds Saturday at 2:30 p.m. and 5 p.m. and take on the Blue Jays at 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Admission is $5 per game or $8 for a doubleheader.