Blaze rally for late-inning victory

Langley scores twice in sixth for come-from-behind 3-2 win over Whalley

Mitchell Robinson’s sixth-inning single drove him a pair of runs as the Langley Blaze rallied for a 3-2 victory.

The Blaze were hosting the Whalley Chiefs on June 19 at McLeod Park and the win improves Langley to a B.C. Premier Baseball League-leading 26-6.

The last-place Chiefs (6-21) had gone ahead in the top of the sixth with one run but the Blaze responded with a leadoff double from Mason Cratty and then a Josh Wray single.

And after Tanner Shaer replaced Wray as a pinch-runner, Robinson brought both Cratty and Shaer home to reclaim the lead.

Robinson had all three RBIs, scoring Bill Germaine in the second with a sacrifice fly.

Whalley had a chance to tie it in the seventh and final inning, getting a runner at second base with one out, but Jon Bauer retired the final two outs for the complete game three-hitter.

The right-hander improved to 8-1 on the season with a 0.72 earned run average.

Langley returns to league play on June 27 when they host the North Delta Blue Jays (11-19) at McLeod Park.

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