North Island Royals win Battle for the Rock

Local team runs the table in foul Parksville weather

The North Island Royals ran the table at the first Battle for the Rock this past weekend at Springwood Park in Parksville.

In a weekend that was filled with not so pleasant baseball weather, the Royals were able to weather the storm from their opponents and mother nature to earn bragging rights in the first ever battle, which featured three other Vancouver Island teams.

The Royals took on the Nanaimo Pirates in the championship game Sunday night and were able to come out with an 8-4 victory. With timely hitting all through the lineup, the Royals were able to bring in runs while their pitching and defense held the fort.

In the round robin portion of the tournament, the Royals squeaked out wins over the Pirates and the Victoria Red Eagles by the same 5-4 score. Both wins came in the final inning for the Royals, both with a walk-off hit.

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