The Langley Blaze won three of four weekend games, including two by shutout.
The B.C. Premier Baseball League shook off a midweek 3-0 loss to the North Shore Twins on June 21 to bounce back by sweeping the Whalley Chiefs 9-2 and 1-0 on Saturday before splitting with the Parksville Royals: 4-3 for the Royals in game one and 10-0 Langley in game two.
All four games were on the road for Langley as they improved to 16-10.
Blaze 9 Chiefs 2
Travis Horanski and Austin Hardie each drove in a pair of runs while Kyle Ross threw a complete game, striking out seven while allowing just a pair of runs.
Blaze 1 Chiefs 0
Saturday’s second game saw a gem from Nick Iverson, as he allowed just one hit and no walks over the seven innings. He also struck out seven.
The game’s only run came in the top of the sixth inning with Horanski scoring on an error after Jonny Homza hit a single.
Royals 4 Blaze 3
Langley was seemingly in control, up 3-0 heading into the bottom of the sixth but the Royals struck for four runs in their half of the inning. Three of the runs were unearned as Langley committed two errors.
Aiden Mordecai took the loss, allowing one earned run over six innings. He only allowed two hits.
Homza had a home run in the losing cause.
Blaze 10 Royals 0
Michael Stovman had a great game, both on the mound and at the plate.
He threw a complete game two-hitter while striking out six and at the dish, he had a solo home run, a double and two RBIs. Cole Cantelon also had a pair of RBIs while Dawson Gray, Quintin Nakamura and Jesse Unger each brought home one run.
The Blaze are back in action when they visit the Abbotsford Cardinals at Delair Park on June 28.
They also host the Coquitlam Reds in a doubleheader on July 2 at McLeod Park.