Pirates invade Victoria for pair against Golden TideBy Chris October 16, 2021 06:47pm
Story and Photos by Christian J. Stewart
October 16, 2021, Victoria, BC – The Victoria Golden Tide entertained the Mid-Island Pirates on a beautiful fall day Saturday afternoon, with the teams splitting a doubleheader at Wilson’s Group Stadium at Royal Athletic Park.
In game one, the Pirates would score four runs in each of the second and third innings and then four more in the sixth to cruise to an easy 14-3 win over the Golden Tide.
Nick Robinson was solid on the mound for the Pirates, holding the Tide to just one run and one hit in his four innings of work. He would be supported by an offence that had five different players that scored two runs each.
Witt Nevins would be the offensive catalyst for the Golden Tide, with a pair of singles and two runs scored. Daniel Sawchyn would also walk twice and score the other Victoria run.
In game two, Victoria would rebound, having their own four-run inning in the bottom of the third and going on to a 6-2 win. The big hit in the third was a RBI triple from Brody Alexandre, his second of three hits on the day. He would also score twice.
Daniel Sawchyn would also be a spark in the leadoff spot having a walk, single and pair of runs scored.
Wyatt Mohr-Royer got the start in game two and would give up a pair of Pirate runs in the second on two hits, but some solid shutout relief work from Jayden Puri and Ethan Dean over the final five innings would keep the Pirates off the board the rest of the way and preserve the Golden tide win.
Next up for the Golden Tide are the UBC Thunderbirds, Canada’s top college baseball program, who weather permitting, will stroll into Victoira on Sunday for a pair of nine-inning games. First pitch is scheduled for 1:00 pm. Tickets are $5.00 and $10.00 and are available at the gate. The streaming broadcast is also available for purchase for $7.50 and can be found at https://tinyurl.com/3kafv83r