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Blaze win streak ends at 14

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The Langley Blaze had their win streak stopped at 14 games after splitting a doubleheader with the North Shore Twins.

The U18 baseball team had extended their streak — which dated back two months — with a 6-3 win in game one of their doubleheader on Saturday (May 19) at Parkgate Park.

But the Twins struck back in game two, prevailing 3-1.

The losing streak was shortlived however, as Langley defeated the Abbotsford Cardinals 5-1 on Tuesday at McLeod Park.

Langley leads the B.C. Premier Baseball League with a record of 22-5.

The opener against the Twins needed extra innings, with the Blaze winning thanks to three runs in the tenth inning.

Tyler O’Neill hit a two-run home run while Bill Germaine and Mason Cratty both had three hits. Two of Cratty’s three hits were doubles.

Justin Geerts picked up the win after allowing just one hit in three innings of work. Starting pitcher Marc Andre Habeck had gone seven strong innings with three earned runs and 10 strikeouts.

The Twins took game two 3-1.

Jon Bauer was tagged with the loss, allowing no earned runs over the six innings.

Preston Kokotailo had three hits and scored the lone Blaze run on a Cratty RBI single.

Against Abbotsford, Cortez Chappell pitched six and one third innings, allowing a single run on five hits.

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