Offence leads to hot start for Junior Blaze

The Langley Junior Blaze had a dominating start to the season, powering their way to a pair of convincing victories: 10-0 and 9-1 over the North Shore Jr. Twins.

Both games were played at McLeod Park.

In the opener, Liam Stroud allowed no hits over five innings, while striking out five, before Aaron Mantle finished the last two innings by allowing just a single hit.

The offence pounded out 11 hits, with Nick Rutzky and Mike Billows each driving in a pair of runs.

The Jr. Blaze put game two away early, scoring three runs in the first and five in the second.

Rutzky had a two-run home run and Preston Kokatailo also drove in a pair.

Mitchell Kennedy went the distance, scattering seven hits over seven innings, while striking out four.

The Blaze are at the White Rock Jr. Tritons tonight (Wednesday) before hosting Nanaimo on Saturday and Vancouver on Sunday.

Just Posted

Langley City launches second phase of Nexus plan

Before rapid transit arrives, changes will be needed

Surrey RCMP say missing 57-year-old Aboriginal man last seen in Langley

Police say Antonio Teixeira was last seen in the 5700-block of Langley Bypass on Dec. 6

VIDEO: Cloverdale hockey parents, players rally against mayor’s plan to postpone arena

The future Cloverdale arena is one of many projects set to be delayed in Surrey’s draft budget

Young players skate with Kazakhstan National Team in Langley

World Junior Hockey Championships competitor conducts drills with minor players

Langley woman directs popular gospel concert

Gail Suderman’s Good Noise gospel choir’s first three shows are sold-out.

Lawyer for Chinese exec detained by Canada says it’s ‘inconceivable’ she would flee

Meng Wanzhou was detained at the request of the U.S. during a layover at the Vancouver airport

Federal government plans examination of coerced sterilization

The Liberals have been pressed for a rapid response to recent reports on the sterilizations

Huitema, Cornelius named 2018 Canadian Youth International Players of the Year

Huitema was captain of Canada’s fourth-place team at this year’s FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup

Canada not slowing emissions from oil and gas: environmental groups

New report released at the United Nations climate talks in Poland

Liberal Party moves Trudeau fundraiser from military base

The fundraiser is scheduled for Dec. 19, with tickets costing up to $400

Pipeline protesters arrested at B.C. university

Three protesters were arrested after TRU property allegedly vandalized with red paint

Family calls for change after death of B.C. man at St. Paul’s Hospital

Hospital beds for patients with both medical and mental-health issues are ‘very limited’: coroner

Goodale to ‘examine’ transfer of Rafferty to medium-security prison

Michael Rafferty was sentenced to life in prison in 2012 in the kidnapping, sexual assault and first-degree murder of Tori Stafford

‘Abhorrent’ condition of autistic B.C. boy shows flaws in care system: report

‘Charlie’ was underweight and ‘covered in feces’ when he was removed from his mom’s care

Most Read