Premier Pirates win wet one

The Nanaimo Pirates defeated the Parksville Royals 7-0 in B.C. Premier Baseball League action Wednesday on the road.

The Hub City Paving Pirates and Parksville Royals decided not to stay inside on a rainy day. The Pirates defeated the Royals 7-0 in B.C. Premier Baseball League action Wednesday in Parksville.

The teams decided to call it a day after six innings.

“It was getting pretty sloppy at that point. It hadn’t caused anybody any safety issues at that point, but if we had gone another inning, it could have…” said Doug Rogers, Pirates manager. “We were playing amongst the ducks.”

One quack of the bat was especially noteworthy, as Brendan McCarthy hit a two-run home run, his second of the season.

“It was destroyed. He actually thought he hit a double because it was on such a line,” said Rogers. “He was standing at second base and the umpire gave him a signal, ‘No, that was a home run.’”

McCarthy finished the game 2-for-2 with three RBIs and Alex Rogers came all the way around to score on a single base hit thanks to two Parksville throwing errors. The Royals made six errors on the day.

“We took advantage of some sloppy play from Parksville, probably due to the weather, wet balls,” said Doug Rogers. “But both teams had to play under those conditions and we came out with the win.”

Crosby Rushton threw two no-hit innings for the victory and Bryan and Nate Odgers also threw.

The first-placed premier Pirates (18-4) don’t play again until June 9.

sports@nanaimobulletin.com

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