Offence goes cold as Junior Blaze fall at provincials
After opening the provincial championships with a convincing 6-0 victory, the Langley Junior Blaze offence cooled off, scoring just a single run over their final two games.
Not surprisingly, the U16 baseball team lost both games and failed to advance to the playoff round at the 2012 B.C. Junior Premier Baseball League over the weekend at Surrey's Whalley Stadium.
The Blaze entered the eight-team provincials as the top seed after a dominating regular season which saw them go 36-8 and finish six games ahead of second place.
And in the opener on Aug. 8, Langley defeated the Nanaimo Jr. Pirates 6-0.
But the Vancouver Jr. Cannons won 5-0 over Langley on the second day and then needing a victory to advance to the semifinals, the Blaze lost 3-1 to the Victoria Jr. Mariners.
The Mariners went on to capture the provincial banner with a 7-2 victory over the Abbotsford Jr. Cardinals 7-2 on Sunday.