A 15-2 blowout win doesn’t usually have an exciting finish, but this one did.
The Nanaimo Pirates mercied the Parksville Royals last Wednesday at Serauxmen Stadium in B.C. Premier Baseball League action.
Hub City Paving Pirates first baseman Matt Skingle came to the plate with the bases loaded in the bottom of the fifth inning. He needed to drive in one run for his team to secure a 10-run mercy-rule win, but instead he hit a walk-off grand slam. Skingle was 3-for-3 at the plate that evening and finished with five RBIs.
Chris Vlaj and Josh Carless-Jones had three RBIs apiece, Cole Warken was 2-for-3 at the dish and Sam Baker gave up four hits over four innings for the win.
GAME ON … The premier Pirates visit the North Shore Twins on Saturday (June 20) in North Vancouver and then visit the North Delta Blue Jays the following day.