NEWS BULLETIN file photo

Pirates will play for pennant in home park

Mid Island sweeps road doubleheader Tuesday to set up Wednesday’s final regular-season games

The Mid Island Pirates have a chance to carry the pennant into playoffs.

The Hub City Paving Pirates (36-10) won both their games on the road today, July 23, against the Whalley Chiefs, putting themselves in position to be able to win the pennant – the regular-season B.C. Premier Baseball League title – in their home park Wednesday, July 24.

Nanaimo was dominant in sweeping a doubleheader against the Whalley Chiefs on Tuesday on the mainland, with both games shortened due to the mercy rule, and the Pirates winning 17-4 and 12-0.

RELATED: Pirates have a chance to win pennant

In the first game, Connor Caskenette hit a double and a home run and finished with four RBIs. Jackson Stephen had two hits and two RBIs. Wyatt Dorman and Ryan Waatainen had two hits each and Aaron Marsh and Marcus Steen had two RBIs apiece. Dylan Wilkinson threw five innings for the win, giving up three hits.

In the shutout, Marsh was 3-for-3 at the plate and Steen was 3-for-4. Stephen again had two hits and two RBIs and Caskenette and Matthew Simpson also had two hits. Dylan Brock had two RBIs. Dorman was the winning pitcher, giving up one hit and striking out six over five innings.

Because of the two victories Tuesday, the Pirates can now win the BCPBL pennant if they win one or both of Wednesday’s home games against the UBC Thunderbirds.

GAME ON … The Pirates and T-birds play Wednesday, July 24, at noon and 2:30 p.m. at Serauxmen Stadium. Admission is free.

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter

Just Posted

Memorial for drug overdose victims on display at St. Paul’s Church in Nanaimo

Flags of Hope Overdose Awareness Display at Chapel Street church until Aug. 29

QB McGarvey steers V.I. Raiders to first win of 2019 season

Raiders blow out Kamloops Broncos in home opener in Nanaimo

Traffic back to normal after accident at Island Highway-Brechin Road in Nanaimo

Accident involved truck and taxi at turn lane leading to Departure Bay ferry terminal

United Way’s denim drive launches at Nanaimo’s Woodgrove Centre

United by Denim campaign runs from Aug. 17 until Sept. 2

Yacht designer will share dramatic stories from America’s Cup racing

Steve Killing to speak at Nanaimo Yacht Club on Aug. 24 for choir fundraiser

VIDEO: Langley Ribfest met with protesters

Groups that oppose the event for various reasons plan to be on site each of the three days.

Beefs & Bouquets, Aug. 15

To submit a beef or a bouquet to the Nanaimo News Bulletin, e-mail

Canadians killed in Afghanistan honoured during emotional dedication ceremony

One-hundred-fifty-eight Canadian soldiers died during the mission

It’s snow joke: Up to 30 cm of snow expected to fall in northeastern B.C.

Alaska Highway, Fort Nelson to be hit with August snowstorm, according to Environment Canada

‘I’m just absolutely disgusted’: Husband furious after B.C. Mountie’s killer gets day parole

Kenneth Fenton was sentenced to prison after he fatally struck Const. Sarah Beckett’s cruiser

Sea-to-Sky Gondola in B.C. likely out of commission until 2020

Sea to Sky Gondola carries between 1,500 and 3,000 people every day during the summer season

Helicopter-riding dog Mr. Bentley now featured on cans of new B.C.-made beer

Partial proceeds from every pack go to Children’s Wish

PHOTOS: Weapons seized at Portland right-wing rally, counterprotests

Not all who gathered Saturday were with right-wing groups or antifa

Ferries employees participating in Denman Island cleanup for plastic-shedding ferry

The cleanup comes a few weeks after one organized by residents of the Island

Most Read