Premier Pirates lose to tough Mariners

The Nanaimo Pirates looked unstoppable for a while, but eventually they got stopped.

The Hub City Paving Pirates (18-3) lost 6-4 to the Victoria Mariners (14-6) on Wednesday night at Serauxmen Stadium. The result put an end to a 13-game winning streak for Nanaimo’s B.C. Premier Baseball League club.

The Pirates scored three runs in the fifth inning to close the deficit to 5-4, but the M’s tacked on one more and held on.

Kenton Schroter suffered the loss on the mound and Brady Rogers led Nanaimo’s offence with a single, a double and an RBI.

GAME ON … The Pirates play a four-game set in Kelowna against the Okanagan Athletics starting Saturday (June 11). Next home action is June 18, when the Fraser Valley Chiefs visit Serauxmen for games at noon and 2:30 p.m.