Royals fight in last place

Local boys of summer continue to struggle as season continues

Nanoose Bay’s Justin Dieleman going after a line drive in recent BCPBL action

Nanoose Bay’s Justin Dieleman going after a line drive in recent BCPBL action

The window is closing quickly on the Parksville Royals chance at making the playoffs.

On the Mainland for a four-game BCPBL road trip, the young Royals opened on Saturday losing both games of their double header to the BCPBL’s first place Langley Blaze.

Royals’ ace Clayton Isherwood was on the hill for game one — a 4-0 loss. The hosts manufactured a run the 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th innings — the Royals committed three errors in that one, the hosts none.

Game two was deadlocked in a scoreless tie after three complete, but Langley out hit Parksville 13-3 and rolled to an 11-2 win.

Things didn’t get any better for the pinstripes on Sunday when they were swept 5-2, 5-4 by the Whalley Chiefs.

The Chiefs were 13-27 heading into Sunday’s set, and one of the teams Parksville’s chasing for that eighth and final playoff spot. The weekend drops the Royals back into last place in the 13-team BCPBL and in tough at 10-30 with eight games remaining.

 

 

GAME ON

The Royals are in Vancouver Wednesday for a two game set against the Cannons (14-27) and are back up at Inouye/Wallace Field this weekend for their final four-game home stand of the season with double headers against the North Delta Blue Jays on Saturday and the Cannons on Sunday. The Royals close out the BCPBL 2012 regular season July 24 in North Shore against the Twins.