Junior Blaze silence Cannons, split with Redlegs

Langley U16 team sits tied atop B.C. Junior Premier Baseball League

Three wins in four games have the Langley Jr. Blaze tied atop the B.C. Junior Premier Baseball  League standings.

The Jr. Blaze swept the Vancouver Jr. Cannons on Saturday at Queen’s Park, winning 5-4 and 9-3.

The U16 squad then split a doubleheader on Sunday at Mundy Park, losing to the Coquitlam Reds 3-2 before bouncing back to win game two 4-2.

Langley sits tied for top spot at 11-4.

Langley 5 Jr. Cannons 4

Langley managed the win despite getting just four base hits — all singles — thanks in large part to five walks and four Vancouver errors.

Colin McMaster drove in two runs while Justin Atkinson scored twice in the Jr. Blaze’s one-run win.

Eric Broatch picked up the victory, striking out three over four innings.

Langley 9 Jr. Cannons 3

Andre Pelletier hit a two-run triple and later added a third RBI to lead the Jr. Blaze while Matthew Reston delivered a pair of RBIs.

Mitchell Kennedy went the distance, allowing three runs on six hits, while striking out six.

Redlegs 2 Langley 2

Coquitlam scored once in the bottom of the sixth and twice more in the bottom of the seventh to turn a 2-0 deficit into a 3-2 victory.

Danny Hollins was tagged with the loss, allowing two runs on three hits in an inning of work.

Offensively, Reston hit a home run while McMaster had the other RBI.

Langley 4 Redlegs 2

The Jr. Blaze scored four times in the second inning and Kyle Ross scattered four hits over six and two thirds innings.

Coquitlam did cut the lead to 4-2 in the final inning, and had the bases loaded, but Pelletier recorded the final out to secure the win.

Langley plays at McLeod Park on May 16 when they host the White Rock Jr. Tritons (13-6).

The two teams are tied atop the league standings.