Pirates prospects putting together outstanding year

A no-hitter, a couple of blowouts and an extra-innings victory highlighted another winning weekend for the Palladian Pirates.

A no-hitter, a couple of blowouts and an extra-innings victory highlighted another winning weekend for the Palladian Pirates.

Nanaimo’s B.C. Junior Premier Baseball League team won three out of four games on the road this past weekend, sweeping the Victoria Eagles 7-0 and 5-1 on Saturday, then falling 3-0 to the Abbotsford Cardinals before winning the rematch 2-1.

The first game of the weekend was most notable, thanks to Nathan Odgers’s no-hitter. He struck out five batters along the way and his teammates came through with plenty of run support. His brother Bryan hit a single, a double and a triple, while Griffin Andreychuk supplied three RBI. Alex Anderson was 2-for-4.

The next game saw Anderson pick up the win on the mound. Spencer Dawson hit two doubles and cashed in two RBI, while Aidan Goodall went 2-for-4.

In the loss, Braeden Mousseau went 2-for-3 at the dish.

The final game saw Bryan Odgers throw an eight-inning complete-game victory, allowing just two hits while striking out seven. Bryan Borrelli hit the game-tying RBI single in the bottom of the seventh, then Nate Odgers supplied the game-winning RBI the hard way with a hit-by-pitch.

The junior Pirates were also winners on June 16, when they defeated the Parksville Royals 5-3. Tanner Linn was the winning pitcher and Borrelli and Griffin Kent had two hits each.

GAME ON … The Palladian Pirates (22-9) visit the Parksville Royals (3-26) on Wednesday (June 22) at 6 p.m. at Springwood Park. Then, with the premier Pirates and Nanaimo Coal Miners out of town, the junior Pirates take centre stage at Serauxmen Stadium all weekend, hosting the Coquitlam Redlegs (16-9) on Saturday (June 25) and the White Rock Tritons (7-16) on Sunday. Game times both days are noon and 2:30 p.m.