Pirates teams get swinging

The Nanaimo Pirates of the B.C. Premier Baseball League and their junior affiliates are looking for ball players.

The Nanaimo Pirates baseball club is already thinking about spring training.

The B.C. Premier Baseball League’s Pirates, as well as the B.C. Junior Premier Baseball League Pirates, are holding joint tryouts Feb. 26 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Serauxmen Stadium.

In the event of rainy weather that day, the tryouts will instead be held indoors at Beban Park’s Centennial Building. Players can keep an eye on www.nanaimopirates.com for updates on the tryout process.

Cost to try out is $25, which includes a T-shirt and hat. Players should wear baseball pants, spikes and a long-sleeved shirt.

The premier Pirates won the pennant last summer.