Athletics take 3 of 4 from Nanaimo

The Okanagan Athletics stayed in the playoff chase in the B.C. Premier Baseball League taking three of four games from the hometown Nanaimo Pirates.

The defending champion A's, now 14-22, are 10th in the PBL, three games out of a playoff spot with 12 games left in the schedule.

On Saturday, the Athletics scratched out a pair of one-run victories.

In the opener, Okanagan scored three runs in the second inning, then hung on for a 3-2 win. Will Russell picked up the win and Josh Croft earned the save.

In Game 2, the A's scored twice in the bottom of the seventh to earn a 2-1 win. Jordan Young threw for scoreless innings, while Davis Todosichuk picked up the win with three innings of relief.

On Sunday, another one-run decision as the A's scored one in the top of seventh for a 3-2 win. Josh Croft earned the victory with a hitless inning of relief, while adding three hits and an RBI.

In the series finale, Aidan Goodall tossed a four-hitter as the Pirates averted a sweep with a 2-0 win.

This weekend, the A's are back home when they host the Vancouver Cannons for a pair of doubleheaders at Elks Stadium.

Junior A's…

The Okanagan A's came up empty in a four-game series against the North Shore Twins in BCPBL action.

On Saturday, the Twins beat the A's 3-0 and 8-5 at Edith Gay Park.

In the second game, Clay Stephens had a double and three RBIs.

On Sunday, the A's committed seven errors en route to a 27-9 loss. Kyle Weninger had four hits in the loss.

North Shore completed the sweep with an 8-5 win in the series finale.

This coming weekend, the Athletics  (15-17) will host the Nanaimo junior Pirates for four games at Lombardy.


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