Closson club’s home opener this Thursday

The defending champions of the Nanaimo Senior Men’s Fastball League will play their home opener at the Glenora softball fields this Thursday evening.

Already holding a pair of victories under their belts, the Duncan masters team will square off against Wheatsheaf at 6:30 p.m. The Closson crew finished second in the Icebreaker tournament at Cedar earlier this month, and has compiled a record of two wins and one loss over their first three league games.

They opened with a 12-2 win over Baker Supply on May 7, with pitcher Craig Snyder adding a home run to his 11-strikeout performance, while Dennis Young went 4-for-6 at the plate.

On May 14, the Duncan team was edged 5-4 by Wheatsheaf despite eight strikeouts by Snyder. Dom Mansueti batted a perfect 3-for-3 with a homer. The team bounced back on May 21 with a 6-2 win over Lantzville Pub. Snyder had 14 strikeouts while going 3-for-4 with a homer and three RBIs. Dave Devana and Dan Whiteford also hit four-baggers.