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Royals adjusting for double header

The Parksville Royals were back on the field for practice ahead of their two double headers this weekend. Saturday will see them host the Victoria Eagles, starting at noon, second game at 2:30. They will be in Delta Sunday, taking on the Blue Jays. - Tyson Taylor Photo
The Parksville Royals were back on the field for practice ahead of their two double headers this weekend. Saturday will see them host the Victoria Eagles, starting at noon, second game at 2:30. They will be in Delta Sunday, taking on the Blue Jays.
— image credit: Tyson Taylor Photo

The Parksville Royals are back in action at home for a double header this weekend and will be looking to make some adjustments to get back in the win column.

The Royals snapped a seven game losing streak last weekend and will look to get momentum back on their side as they take on the Victoria Eagles at home this Saturday at Inouye–Wallace Field in Springwood Park.

Last Sunday saw the Royals earn a 4–3 win over the Whalley Chiefs at home, bringing their seven game losing streak to a stop. It was short lived however as the second half of the double header saw the Royals drop a 13–2 decision.

“I thought that our younger players had a great weekend,” longtime assistant Jim Seredick said. “They really showed up and came to play and it was great to see. Our seniors on this team are gripping right now and they’re trying real hard to do what they can to help us win.”

The Royals find themselves three and a half games behind the Victoria Eagles and will look to move up from the bottom of the B.C. Premier Baseball League. The Eagles come in to this weekend’s match losers of their last four games and have lost eight of their last ten games. With the Royals also losing eight of their last ten games, there’s room to improve and the Royals will look to this weekend to turn it around.

“We’ve given the Eagles some good, close ball games so far this season,” Seredick said.

“I don’t think there’s any reason why we can’t win at least one, if not both of those games against them this weekend.”

Sunday will see the Royals traveling over to the mainland to take on the North Delta Blue Jays, one week after hosting those same Blue Jays at home. The Royals lost both games against the Jays last weekend, 3–2 in extra innings and 5–1. The Blue Jays are sitting in last place in the BCPBL and are a game and a half behind the Royals.

“We had some good games last weekend, particularly against the Blue Jays so we’re looking to come out in the win column against them in both games,” assistant Bruce Biro said. “We’ve been talking about eliminating the mental errors as much as we can, just focusing on making the easy plays and making the right decisions. If we can keep the mental errors to a minimum, there’s no reason we can’t win big this weekend.”

Saturday’s double-header against the Victoria Eagles kicks off at noon at Inouye–Wallace Field. Game two is slated for a 2:30 p.m. start as the Royals look to bump the slump and start a winning streak.

Anyone looking to purchase a piece of the Parksville Royals 20-year history can do so at the concession stand, where the History of the Parksville Royals is on sale, written by assistant coach Jim Seredick.

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