Junior Blaze push win streak to dozen games

Langley Junior Blaze pitcher Yi-Fan Pan delivers a pitch during his team
Langley Junior Blaze pitcher Yi-Fan Pan delivers a pitch during his team's 8-2 victory over the North Shore Junior Twins on May 11 at McLeod Park. The Blaze are off to a 12-0 start to the season.
— image credit: Dan Ferguson/Langley Times

Four more victories have the Langley Junior Blaze still perfect at 12-0.

The U16 baseball team was lights-out against the Vancouver Junior Cannons, winning 5-0 and 8-0 on Saturday.

And on Sunday, they beat the North Shore Junior Twins 8-2 before edging them 5-4 in game two.

All four were played at McLeod Athletic Park.

Jake Polancic got the ball rolling with a complete game shut-out in the opener, scattering four hits over seven innings while striking out five.

Jaron Jeske drove in two runs while Bryce Bydeweg had an RBI double.

Aiden Mordecai got the shutout in game two, going six strong innings with just four hits and two walks. He struck out three.

Markus Gregson drove in a pair of runs and also had two doubles. Bydeweg, Quintin Nakamura, Cole Cantelon and Nate Kolb had an RBI apiece.

The Blaze offence used a five-run second inning to blow open their first game against North Shore, prevailing 8-2.

Yi-An Pan drove in a pair of runs while his twin brother Yi-Fan Pan picked up the win with a complete game three-hitter. He struck out four and both runs scored were unearned.

Gregson had two more RBIs while Matthew Poirier had one.

And the perfect weekend was complete with a 5-4 extra-innings victory.

Cantelon led the offence with three hits and two RBIs while Dominic Baptista had an RBI triple.

Poirier earned the win, allowing no hits over the final six innings.

Langley next faces North Shore (7-5) with a doubleheader at Parkgate Park on May 18.

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