Perfect weekend for Blaze
A four-for-four weekend pushed the Langley Blaze win streak to five games and has the U18 Premier Baseball League squad sitting at 5-1 to start the season.
The Blaze swept a pair of doubleheaders at McLeod Park, edging the Victoria Mariners 2-1 and 3-2 on Saturday before beating the Coquitlam Reds 2-0 and 9-2 on Sunday to wrap up a perfect weekend.
The first game saw Kyle Ross throw a complete game two-hitter. Victoria had opened the scoring in the fifth inning with an unearned run, but Langley struck back for a pair in the bottom of the sixth with a two-run RBI single from Austin MacDonald.
In the rematch, Victoria led 2-0 going into the bottom of the seventh inning and the Blaze were down to their final two outs. But Dakota Curry tied the game with a two-run single and then scored the winning run himself when Victoria committed its third error of the game.
Jordan Atkinson picked up the win, coming on in relief in the sixth inning.
Connor Chorpita’s double in the sixth inning scored two runs and broke a scoreless tie to send Langley to the 2-0 victory over Coquitlam.
Ryan Braun went the distance on the hill, striking out nine and allowing just five hits.
The second game saw the Blaze bats come to life, and with the help of seven Coquitlam errors, score nine runs in the 9-2 rout.
Liam Wyatt paced the offence with four RBIs while Andre Pelletier and Hayden Jaco drove home two apiece.
Cooper Misic struck out eight batters and was one out away from a complete game.
Langley hosts the Abbotsford Cardinals (4-1) on Tuesday (April 22) at McLeod Park.