Victoria Mariners catcher Callum Afcouliotis gets the throw to home plate but Nanaimo Pirates baserunner Matt Skingle is able to slide safely under the tag to score a run Tuesday at Serauxmen Stadium.

Victoria Mariners catcher Callum Afcouliotis gets the throw to home plate but Nanaimo Pirates baserunner Matt Skingle is able to slide safely under the tag to score a run Tuesday at Serauxmen Stadium.

Premier Pirates winding down

NANAIMO – The Pirates played a midweek doubleheader on Tuesday and were swept by the Victoria Mariners, 5-2, 9-1, at Serauxmen Stadium.

The Nanaimo Pirates will hope to end a tough season on a positive note.

The Hub City Paving Pirates close out the B.C. Premier Baseball League season this Friday (July 22) with an evening game against the Parksville Royals.

The Pirates played a midweek doubleheader on Tuesday and were swept by the Victoria Mariners, 5-2, 9-1, at Serauxmen Stadium.

In the first game, the Pirates outhit the M’s 8-4 but couldn’t string enough of those hits together. Garrett Goodall hit a single and a double and Shane Rogers was 2-for-3. Will Drewry threw four perfect innings of relief.

In the rematch, Chris Vlaj hit a single and a double.

GAME ON … The Pirates and Royals play Friday at 6 p.m. at Serauxmen Stadium.