Blaze blast Mariners

Langley U18 baseball team sweeps doubleheader in Victoria

A pair of shutout victories helped the Langley Blaze take a weekend doubleheader off the Victoria Mariners.

Playing in the provincial capital on Saturday, the U18 Langley baseball team did not allow a single run as they won 7-0 and 3-0 in B.C. Premier Baseball League action.

In the opener,Aaron Horanski and Preston Kokotailo both scored twice, while Bill Germaine had an RBI double during Langley’s four-run third inning, which broke open the game.

On the mound, Marc-Andre Habeck threw six scoreless innings, allowing five hits while striking out six. Matt Fischer pitched a perfect final inning to finish things off.

The second game saw Josh Wray and Mason Cratty each drive in a run, which was more than enough offence for Justin Geerts.

The pitcher allowed just three hits in five and two thirds innings, before giving way to Liam Stroud, who finished things off. Geerts struck out three of the five batters he faced in getting the final four outs.

Langley improved to 9-4 and they host the Abbotsford Cardinals (4-5) on Tuesday (May 1) at 6:30 p.m. at McLeod Park.