Junior Blaze fall short in final

U16 baseball team was an impressive 44-8

Langley Jr. Blaze pitcher Liam Stroud delivers a pitch during the B.C. Junior Premier Baseball League championship game on Sunday at Nanaimo’s Serauxman Stadium.

Langley Jr. Blaze pitcher Liam Stroud delivers a pitch during the B.C. Junior Premier Baseball League championship game on Sunday at Nanaimo’s Serauxman Stadium.

A dominant season came one game short of a championship.

The Langley Jr. Blaze lost 3-1 in Sunday’s B.C. Junior Premier Baseball League championship final against the North Delta Jr. Blue Jays at Nanaimo’s Serauxman Stadium.

The Blaze were the top seed after an impressive regular season where they went 41-7.

But in the final, they fell behind 3-0 and could only manage the single run on an RBI from Tanner Shaer.

Second seed North Delta (36-12) only managed four hits, but also drew six walks.

Langley went 3-0 in the round robin to win their pool.

They defeated Okanagan 3-1, won 4-1 over Abbotsford and 5-3 against  Nanaimo.

In regular season and playoffs combined, Langley was an eye-popping 44-8.