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Blaze continue stretch of .500 ball

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The Langley Blaze continued their recent trend of win one, lose one.

The U18 baseball team split a pair of doubleheaders on the road.

The team split with the Nanaimo Pirates, winning 4-1 and losing 3-0 on Saturday.

And on Sunday against the Parksville Royals, won 5-4 before losing 6-5.

Langley is 8-8 in their last 16 games and leads the B.C. Premier Baseball League with a 30-11 record, one game better than the 27-10 North Shore Twins.

The two teams meet in the final game of the regular season on July 23.

On Saturday, the first game saw the Blaze strike for four runs in the sixth inning, including two RBIs from Dakota Curry and one from Brendan Halstrom.

Jonathan Keltie struck out eight in the complete-game victory.

The rematch saw the Blaze manage just three hits in the shutout loss with Ryan Braun tagged with the loss.

In Parksville the next day, Langley scored three times in the sixth for the come-from-behind 5-4 win over the Royals.

Liam Wyatt drove in a pair and Andre Pelletier had one RBI.

Dakota Curry earned the win, with 2.1 innings of work, retiring all seven batters he faced.

And the weekend was capped off with the Royals scoring once in the seventh inning to break the 6-6 tie for the win.

Parksville won despite getting just four hits — they did the bulk of their damage thanks to base-on-balls as they drew six walks.

Curry led the Langley offence with three hits — including a home run — and three RBIs.

Kristjan Storrie took the loss.

Langley hosts the Abbotsford Cardinals at McLeod Park today (Tuesday).

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