Junior Blaze split with Mariners

Langley leads B.C. Premier Baseball League with 20-3 record

The Langley Junior Blaze earned a doubleheader split on Saturday in Victoria.

The U16 baseball team pounded the host Victoria Mariners 13-2 in the opener at Henderson Park before Victoria turned the tables and won the rematch 4-0.

Langley leads the B.C. Junior Premier Baseball League with a 20-3 record.

The first game saw the Blaze score four runs in the first inning and then seal the deal with an eight-run seventh inning.

Ryan Lipsombe and Thomas Sloan drove in two runs apiece while five other players — Danny Hollins, Nick Laflamme, Kevin Sengara, Devon Bird and Josh Geerts — had one RBI each.

Nick Evans improved to 7-0, coming within one out of a complete game.

The second game saw the Blaze strand four base runners as they were shutout 4-0. It marked the first time Langley failed to score a run.

The Blaze host the Coquitlam Redlegs tomorrow (Wednesday) at McLeod Park. Game time is 6:30 p.m.

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