The Nanaimo NightOwls now have their first-ever win as part of a history-making week.
The city’s West Coast League baseball team defeated the Portland Pickles by a 9-2 score on the road Wednesday, June 1.
Kyle Rosenfeld earned the NightOwls’ first win on the mound, going five innings and giving up two runs. Johnny Beck was credited with a save for his three innings of work.
The offence was a team effort. Tim Holyk hit a two-run home run, Isaac Kim also went yard, Aaron Marsh hit a single and a triple and drove home four runs, Dylan Joyce was 3-for-3 with a walk and Aidan Taclas went 2-for-4.
The night before, the NightOwls opened their WCL season with a 5-1 loss to the Pickles. Tobey Jackson hit the first home run in club history and Garrett Goodall was the pitcher of record.
GAME ON … The NightOwls and Pickles play the rubber match of their series tonight, June 2, and then the Owls are back in Nanaimo on Friday, June 3, for their first-ever home game at Serauxmen Stadium. The game starts at 6:35 p.m. For tickets and more information, visit www.nanaimonightowls.com.