Langley Blaze pitcher Nick Iverson picked up a win in his first start at McLeod Park on April 16, but could not duplicate that feat on Sundayin Kelowna, as the Blaze fell to the Okanagan A’s. Langley dropped three of four weekend games in Kelowna.

Blaze hot streak ends in Kelowna

After starting season 5-0, Langley Premier baseball team drops three straight games

After opening their four-game set with a victory, the Langley Blaze dropped three straight to the Okanagan Athletics over the weekend in Kelowna.

The Blaze beat the A’s 4-1 before losing 5-4 in extra innings, 6-1 and 8-5 to fall to 5-3 on the B.C. Premier Baseball League season.

Jake Polancic scattered six hits while striking out six over seven innings in the victory, allowing just one unearned run.

The offence was led by Jaron Jeske, who had a two-run double to key a four-run fifth inning. Daniel Berg and Travis Horanski drove in the other two runs.

Saturday’s second game saw Langley lose 5-4 in nine innings. The teams were tied at two after seven innings and after Okanagan scored three in the top of the ninth, the Blaze fired back with two runs but could not bring home the tying run from third base.

Jesse Unger had a solo home run and finished with a pair of RBIs.

Yi-Fan Pan and Quintin Nakamura had the other Langley RBIs.

Kyle Prather took the loss.

The Blaze bats went silent in the first game Sunday as they managed just five hits.

Two of those came of the bat of Austin Hardie, as well as the team’s lone RBI.

Nick Iverson struck out eight but allowed 10 hits and six earned runs in the loss.

And the weekend ended with an 8-5 loss for Langley, despite the Blaze being ahead 4-2 after two innings.

Nakamura led the offence with two RBIs while Pan and Jake Christensen had one apiece.

Prather was tagged with the loss after coming on in relief in the fourth inning.

Langley will look to get back on track when they visit the North Shore Twins on April 28 at Parkgate Park. They also host the Whalley Chiefs and Nanaimo Pirates this weekend in a pair of doubleheaders at McLeod Park.

 

Just Posted

Spartans clinch first place in Pacific Division with win over UBC

It was ‘a really physical battle in a crosstown rivalry’ coach says

Volunteers keep BC Farm Museum running like a well-oiled machine

Collection, started in 1953, continues to expand beyond museum’s capacity to contain it

VIDEO: G-Men seek revenge Saturday night in rematch at Langley Events Centre

Portland’s Winterhawks downed the Vancouver Giants 5-3 during a road trip down south.

UPDATE: Abbotsford murder victim was brother of slain gang leader

Mandeep Grewal gunned down Thursday, brother Gavin killed in North Van in 2017

Children’s author shares her story with West Langley Elementary students

Gabrielle Prendergast toured Fraser Valley schools and libraries from Oct. 15-19.

Tommy Chong says cannabis legalization makes him proud to be a Canadian

Legendary marijuana advocate and comedian celebrates cultural milestone at Kelowna event

Prank pizzas delivered to B.C. mayor on election night

The fake orders happened throughout Victoria mayor’s re-election campaign

Chilliwack voters reject anti-SOGI school board candidates

Slate, including Barry Neufeld, had opposed anti-bullying LGBTQ teaching resource

MLA to become Nanaimo’s next mayor, could weaken NDP’s grasp on power

Leonard Krog’s win will trigger a byelection when he gives up his provincial seat

Horvat nets OT winner as Canucks beat Bruins 2-1

Young Vancouver star had spirited scrap earlier in contest

Team Canada gold medal winners for first time in world curling championship

Team Canada earned gold in Kelowna at the 2018 Winn Rentals World Mixed Curling Championship

3 in serious condition after altercation on Granville strip: police

Patrol officers came upon the fight just after 3 a.m. on Granville Street near Helmcken Street

B.C. passenger caught smoking weed in a car issued $230 fine

Saanich police did a field sobriety test on the driver and deemed it safe for him to drive

Pedestrian rushed to Lower Mainland hospital after being hit by car

Friday night crash is latest in rash of collisions involving pedestrians in Surrey

Most Read