Home run barrage helps Senior Blaze advance

Langley uses the long ball to defeat Burnaby Bulldogs, move on to provincial senior men's baseball championships

A pair of fifth-inning home runs helped the Langley Senior Blaze eliminate the Burnaby Bulldogs and advance to this weekend’s provincial senior men’s baseball championships.

Playing at Robert Burnaby Park in a best-of-three playoff series for the Pacific Metro Baseball League over the weekend, the Blaze won the series 2-1.

Jackson Gooch hit a three-run shot and two batters later, Scott Webster belted a two-run home run to power the Blaze to the 7-3 victory in Sunday’s game three.

Jordan Broatch scattered three runs over seven innings.

Burnaby had won game one on Saturday, 8-7, in a game Langley led 5-1 heading into the bottom of the fourth.

Keenan Chanin and Nick Senior each had two-run home runs while Jesse Peters hit a solo shot.

Needing a win in game two, the Blaze scored four times in the bottom of the sixth to break open a 1-1 game. Langley scored twice in the inning on wild pitches and Joe Germaine had an RBI double.

Peters picked up the win with a complete game three-hitter.

Langley will play at the provincial championships this weekend in Kamloops.