Junior Blaze put loss quickly behind them

Langley Junior Blaze
Langley Junior Blaze's Parker Logan delivers a pitch during his team's 2-1 loss to the Victoria Junior Eagles on July 13 at McLeod Park. The loss — just the third in 33 games this season for Langley — ended the Blaze's 12-game winning streak. The team did quickly recover with a 14-1 win over Victoria in game two of the doubleheader.
— image credit: Dan Ferguson/Langley Times

After seeing their winning streak snapped at a dozen games, the Langley Junior Blaze quickly rediscovered their winning form in emphatic fashion.

The Blaze had won 3-2 on Friday night at McLeod Park over the Abbotsford Junior Cardinals for their 12th straight victory, but dropped a 2-1 decision on Sunday morning to the visiting Victoria Junior Eagles in game one of a doubleheader.

Game two was no contest as Langley pounded the Eagles 14-1.

The result leave Langley atop the B.C. Junior U16 Premier Baseball League with a mark of 30-3.

Against the Cardinals, Yi-Fan Pan’s RBI single in the sixth inning scored Dominic Baptista for the winning run in the 3-2 victory.

Cole Cantelon and Broden Bydeweg had the other RBIs for Langley while Matthew Poirier pitched a complete game with six strikeouts for the win.

Victoria scored two runs in the fifth inning to break a scoreless tie in the opener on Sunday as Parker Logan was tagged with the loss in the 2-1 defeat.

Langley’s lone run came in the sixth when Bydeweg scored on a throwing error after the team pulled off the double steal.

The second game saw the Blaze offence come to life in the 14-1 rout with the team scoring four runs in the first, five in the second and another five in the fourth.

Nate Kolb, Cantelon and Baptista paced the offence with two RBIs apiece, while Zackary Davies allowed one run over 4.1 innings. He struck out five.

The Blaze are back in action on Wednesday (July 16) when they visit the Whalley Junior Chiefs.

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