Junior Blaze sweep Pirates

Langley U16 baseball team stretches winning streak to four games after doubleheader win over Nanaimo

The Langley Junior Blaze won a one-run game and in blowout fashion to sweep a doubleheader and stretch their winning streak to four games.

The U16 baseball team edged the visiting Nanaimo Junior Pirates 6-5 in the opener at McLeod Park on Sunday morning, before posting a 12-2 game two victory to complete the sweep.

The wins improve Langley to a B.C. Junior Premier Baseball League-leading 19-3 record.

The Blaze were one out from defeat in the opener but after Nate Kolb and Quintin Nakamura hit back-to-back singles, Jayden Knight brought them both home on an outfield error by the Pirates.

Broden Bydeweg drove in two runs while Kolb and Nakamura each had one RBI.

James Hardy earned the win, allowing one run over his two innings of relief.

Game two was a two-hitter over four innings from Colby Ring.

Jaron Jeske and Jake Kristensen drove in a pair of runs apiece while Wesley Moore, Bydeweg and Mackenzie Berry each had an RBI.

Langley hosts Abbotsford on Wednesday (June 24) at McLeod Park.