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Blaze burn A's for weekend sweep

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The Langley Blaze are playing some white-hot baseball.

The U18 squad went into Kelowna and swept a four-game set over the host Okanagan Athletics to push their winning streak to 11 games. It also improved the team to 11-1 at the quarter-mark of the 48-game B.C. Premier Baseball League regular season schedule.

Langley won 1-0 and 4-3 on Saturday and 8-3 and 5-0 on Sunday.

The Athletics fell to 4-6 after the sweep.

In the opener, Kyle Ross was dominant, struck out a dozen in a complete game one-hit shutout.

The Blaze's lone run came in the top of the first when Liam Wyatt single scored Andre Pelletier.

And while the first game saw the decisive run scored early, the rematch came down to the final batter.

Trailing 3-2 after the Athletics scored twice in the top of the seventh, Langley was down to its final out. But Kyle McComb drew a walk, advanced to second on a balk and then scored on an Okanagan error.

Tony Pharand picked up the win, pitching the seventh inning. He replaced Kurtis Horne, who allowed three runs — one of which was earned — over six innings. He struck out three along the way.

Pelletier, Mitchell Robinson and Dakota Curry had an RBI apiece.

Sunday's first game saw the Blaze bats come alive as they scored eight runs in the 8-3 victory.

Luke Horanski (three RBIs) and Mason Verge (two RBIs) led the way. Both players also had triples. Curry, Hayden Jaco and Connor Chorpita had the other RBIs.

On the mound, Ryan Braun struck out nine and was one out away from a complete game.

And the weekend closed with a 5-0 victory, which was highlighted by Chorpita blasting a home run. Robinson finished with a triple and a pair of RBIs while Wyatt drove in a run as well.

Jonathan Keltie earned the win with six solid innings of work.

Langley looks for a twelfth straight win when they visit the Whalley Chiefs (1-6) at Whalley Park on April 29.

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