Langley Blaze continue red-hot play
With the baseball season into the second half, the Langley Blaze are showing no signs of cooling off.
The Blaze posted back-to-back shutouts on Saturday, defeating the North Delta Blue Jays 3-0 and 10-0 on Saturday at Mackie Park in B.C. Premier (U18) Baseball League action.
Langley improved to 24-5 and sit atop the standings with a three-game lead.
In the opener, the Blaze scored a single run in the fourth, fifth and sixth innings, as they took advantage of two North Delta errors to score a pair of unearned runs.
Preston Kokotailo has the lone Langley RBI with a solo home run.
Bill Germaine and Matt Cratty both belted doubles.
On the mound, one run was more than enough for Marc Andre Habeck as he scattered four hits over seven innings in the shutout win. He also struck out six as he improved to 6-0 while lowering his earned run average to 1.40.
The second game was over early as the Blaze put up six runs in the second inning.
Tyler O'Neill led the way with four RBIs as he finished just a home run away from hitting for the cycle.
Greg Rodgers also has a pair of RBIs while Aaron Horanski drove in one run.
Jon Bauer picked up the win, improving to 6-1, with four solid innings of work. His ERA dropped to 0.81.
Both Bauer and Habeck are tied for the league-lead with six victories.
The Blaze play in Whalley against the Chiefs on May 30 before hosting the Blue Jays on May 31 at McLeod Park.