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Junior Blaze still perfect

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Two more weekend wins helped the Langley Junior Blaze remain perfect on the season.

The U16 baseball team swept the Nanaimo Junior Pirates 14-3 and 3-1 on Saturday afternoon at Nanaimo's Serauxmen Stadium.

The victories improve Langley to 8-0 in the B.C. Junior Premier Baseball League.

In the first game, Jake Polancic struck out nine Nanaimo batters and Jesse Unger delivered four RBIs, including a bases-clearing double.

Yi-Fan Pan also had a pair of RBIs while Broden Bydeweg had three hits and an RBI.

Game two saw Markus Gregson deliver two RBIs and Aiden Mordecai had the other.

Zachary Davies struck out four over three and two-thirds innings of work, allowing one earned run, for the win. Matthew Poirier was nearly perfect in relief, surrendering just one walk the rest of the game.

Langley is back at home on Saturday (May 10) with a doubleheader against the Vancouver Junior Cannons (2-5) at McLeod Park. The games are at noon and 2:30 p.m. The team also host the North Shore Junior Twins (5-2) on Sunday in a twin-bill. First pitch is also at noon.

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