Langley Junior Blaze pitcher Wesley Moore delivers a pitch during a game earlier this season at McLeod Athletic Park. Moore was back on the mound on Saturday in Nanaimo, striking out nine over seven innings as Langley won 8-1.

Langley Junior Blaze pitcher Wesley Moore delivers a pitch during a game earlier this season at McLeod Athletic Park. Moore was back on the mound on Saturday in Nanaimo, striking out nine over seven innings as Langley won 8-1.

Junior Blaze make Pirates walk the plank

Langley U16 baseball team off to 10-0 start after sweeping doubleheader in Nanaimo

It was the perfect combination of offence and defence for the Langley Junior Blaze as they swept a doubleheader to improve to 10-0 on the season.

The U16 baseball team defeated the Nanaimo Junior Pirates 8-1 and 11-1 on Saturday at Serauxmen Stadium.

In the opener, Wesley Moore went the distance, striking out nine over seven innings and allowing just the one run.

The offence was led by a pair of RBIs from Jayden Knight, who also scored twice. Jake Kristensen had an RBI double while Adam Reston, Trevor Alcos and Cole Schwing had an RBI apiece.

Game two was much of the same as the Blaze scored runs in four of the five innings en route to an 11-1 win.

Michael Stovman struck out six while allowing just a pair of singles and one run.

And Knight once again fueled the offence as he had two hits and four RBIs.

Colby Ring, Kristensen and Schwing had an RBI apiece.

This was Langley’s third win of the week as prior to heading to Nanaimo, the team beat the White Rock Junior Tritons 4-3 on May 6 at McLeod Park.

With the score tied at three in the bottom of the seventh and two outs, Kristensen hit an RBI single to score Stovman from third base for the winning run.

Ring earned the win, allowing two runs over five innings with seven strikeouts while Stovman pitched the final two innings, striking out four of the nine batters he faced.

Rhys Cratty, Mackenzie Berry and Stovman had the other RBIs.

Langley hosts the Victoria Junior Mariners on Sunday at McLeod Park. Game times are 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.