Jr. Blaze open season with split
Shayne Clark’s third-inning single scored Justin Lawrence for what turned out to be the winning run in a 5-2 Langley Junior Blaze victory.
The Blaze were facing the North Delta Junior Blue Jays in a season-opening B.C. Junior U16 Premier Baseball League doubleheader at McLeod Park.
The Jr. Blue Jays won the opener 2-0 before Langley took game two by a 5-2 score.
In the second game, Liam Godfrey went 2-for-3 with an RBI and Mason Verge hit a double, scored twice and also drove in a run.
Matthew Reston also had an RBI double.
On the mound, Kyle Ross allowed two runs over five and a third innings, while striking out four batters.
The first game was a pitchers’ duel.
Grahame Bailey took the loss for the Jr. Blaze, allowing just two hits and no earned runs.
North Delta scored the game’s only runs in the second inning off a couple of Langley errors, two passed balls and a wild pitch.
The Jr. Blaze offence was kept at bay as the team managed just three singles off winning pitcher Ryan Braun.
Langley is back in action on Wednesday (April 18) when they face the Abbotsford Jr. Cardinals (0-2) at McLeod Park.