Langley Blaze catcher Preston Kokotailo tags out Okanagan Athletics’  base runner Brandon Sonnenberg in the first of four games between the two B.C. Premier Baseball League rivals over the weekend in Kelowna.

Langley Blaze catcher Preston Kokotailo tags out Okanagan Athletics’ base runner Brandon Sonnenberg in the first of four games between the two B.C. Premier Baseball League rivals over the weekend in Kelowna.

Blaze roughed up by Athletics

Tough time in Okanagan for Langley Premier Baseball League team

The Langley Blaze were lit up for 33 runs over four weekend games as they went 1-3 during a two-day trip to Kelowna.

Facing the Okanagan Athletics in U18 B.C. Premier Baseball League action, Langley lost 7-5 and 12-6 on Saturday. They did bounce back to win the opener on Sunday, 3-2, but lost the final game of the weekend set, 12-7.

The results dropped the Blaze to 4-3 and they will look to return to the win column tonight (Tuesday) when they host the Coquitlam Reds (4-1) at McLeod Park (6:30 p.m.). Okanagan improved to 6-2.

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Langley was six outs away from victory, leading 5-3 before surrendering four runs.

Liam Stroud was tagged with the loss, giving up three earned runs. He did finish with four strikeouts in three innings.

Tyler O’Neill and Matt Cratty both drove in a pair of runs for the Blaze.

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Okanagan used some big innings — four runs in the second, three in the fourth and five in the fifth — plus took advantage of five Langley errors to take game two on Saturday as well.

Justin Geerts was charged with the loss, although only four of the seven runs he surrendered were earned.

Greg Rodgers had a pair of RBIs in the losing cause.

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Langley scored twice in the fourth inning to tie the game and Bobby St. Pierre scored Tanner Shaer with an RBI single in the sixth for the winning run.

Michael Dagg had a two-run triple in the fourth.

Jon Bauer earned the win, going five solid innings and surrendering just two unearned runs.

Cortez Chappell pitched the final two innings for the save, striking out three and allowing just a single hit.

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Okanagan scored a dozen runs on 15 hits as they roughed up the Blaze pitching staff for the third time in four games.

Luke Miller took the loss as he was one of five Langley pitchers in the game.

Bill Germaine drove in a pair, while Josh Wray, Dagg and St. Pierre had one RBI apiece in the losing cause.