Jeffery Kirbyson and his Langley teammates were on the wrong end of an 18-10 score against Team Quebec on Sunday at the Little League 2017 Canadian Intermediate Canadian championships. Dan Ferguson Langley Times

Quebec rallies, knocks off Langley

Langley can’t hold on to late lead, falls to 1-2 at 2017 Canadian Intermediate Little League baseball championships

After a big inning helped the host Langley squad take an 8-7 lead with one inning to play, Team Quebec rallied for an 11-run inning win win 18-10.

The two teams were playing at Langley’s City Park on the third day of the Little League Canada 2017 Intermediate Canadian championships.

The tournament is for the 11 to 13-year-old age group and this is the first of three straight years Langley Baseball will host the championships.

The win improved Quebec to 2-0 while the host Langley team fell to 1-2.

Langley had earlier defeated Team Ontario 14-1 while losing 22-1 to Team B.C.

B.C. leads the five-team competition at 3-0, followed by Quebec at 2-0.

Langley sits third at 1-2 while Ontario and Team Alberta are both 0-2.

The action resumes today (July 24) with B.C. and Quebec taking the diamond at 3 p.m. followed by Ontario and Alberta at 6 p.m.

The round-robin portion of the championships conclude on July 25 with Langley facing Alberta at 6 p.m. Ontario and Quebec are the 3 p.m. game.

The semifinals are slated for July 26 with the championship final on July 27 at 6 p.m.

The winner represents Canada at the Intermediate World Series tournament July 30 to Aug. 6 in Livermore, Calif.


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