Red-hot Blaze open up big lead atop standings
The Langley Junior Blaze swept a four-game set from the Okanagan Jr. Athletics, pushing their win streak to seven games.
The Blaze played the four-game set at McLeod Park over the weekend, winning 15-0 and 9-2 on Saturday, and then 3-2 and 6-3 on Sunday.
Langley leads the B.C. Junior U16 Premier Baseball League standings by four games, with a record of 20-5.
Langley 15 Okanagan 0
Grahame Bailey allowed just one hit over five innings as the Blaze hammered the A's 15-0.
Liam Goddfrey led the offence with three hits and three RBIs while Justin Lawrence and Mason Verge both drove in a pair of runs and each had RBI doubles.
Langley 9 Okanagan 2
Kyle Ross struck out nine over six innings, allowing just two runs on five hits over six innings.
Verge drove two runs, while Colin McMaster, Andre Pelletier, Eric Broatch and Steven Young all brought home one runner.
Langley 3 Okanagan 2
With extra innings looming, Lawrence singled home Shayne Clarke for the winning run in a 3-2 victory.
Clarke got on board with a walk and then stole second, before a Matthew Whieldon moved him to third base.
Eric Broatch pitched a complete game one-hitter, with both Athletics runs unearned. Broatch also struck out seven.
Langley 6 Okanagan 3
The Blaze made it a clean sweep with a 6-3 doubling of Kelowna.
Verge, Young and Clarke all had RBI singles and Pelletier struck out four over five and two thirds innings.
Langley has a bit of a break in league play as they are next in action on June 16 in Victoria against the Jr Mariners.