Pirates win three more on mainland

The Nanaimo Pirates swept the Coquitlam Reds 3-1 and 11-0 on Saturday, then lost 4-3 and won 7-6 versus the White Rock Tritons.

The Nanaimo Pirates were able to sail home from a road trip with three more wins in their pocket.

The Hub City Paving Pirates swept the Coquitlam Reds 3-1 and 11-0 on Saturday, then lost 4-3 to the White Rock Tritons before beating the Tritons 7-6.

Nanaimo needed some late-game heroics to end the weekend on a positive note, as Matt Skingle’s RBI single in the seventh drove in Shawn Arabsky for the tie-breaking run.

Skingle and Arabsky had two RBIs apiece and Josh Carless-Jones hit a single and a double. Sam Baker was the winning pitcher, throwing five innings.

In the early game Sunday, Shane Rogers hit a single and a double and Cole Warken had two hits and two stolen bases.

The road trip started with North Rainey throwing a complete-game victory, allowing three hits while striking out five Reds batters. Chris Vlaj and Zach Diewert were both 2-for-4 at the plate.

The blowout win was a mercy-rule-shortened affair, with Robert Busch needing only five innings to pick up the win on the mound. He allowed just two hits.

Diewert had a huge game, going 4-for-4 including three doubles and driving in four runs. Vlaj hit a single and double and Rainey had two hits and two RBIs.

GAME ON … The Pirates host the Langley Blaze on Sunday (May 17) at noon and 2:30 p.m. at Serauxmen Stadium.

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