Junior Blaze clinch title

Langley U16 baseball team secures top spot ahead of next week's provincial championships

The Langley Junior Blaze have captured the B.C. Junior Premier Baseball League title after an impressive regular season which saw them lose just eight of their 34 games.

Langley improved to 26-8, 3.5 games ahead of the second-place North Shore Junior Twins (22-11).

The U16 baseball team split a doubleheader on Saturday in Victoria, winning 9-4 in the opener before the Junior Eagles took game two 5-1.

Game one saw Langley race out to a 5-0 lead and after the Eagles pulled to within a run at 5-4, the Blaze scored the final four runs.

Adam Reston paced the offence with three RBIs, including a two-run double.

Wesley Moore pitched a complete game five-hitter.

Broden Bydeweg had the lone RBI in game two with a sacrifice fly in the first inning. But Victoria would score the final five runs to earn the split.

Colby Ring was tagged with the loss. He struck out seven over six innings.

The Blaze wrap up the regular season with a doubleheader on July 30 at Whalley Stadium against the Whalley Junior Chiefs.

And after that, they will compete at the provincial championships in North Vancouver from Aug. 7 to 9.