Nanaimo Palladian Pirates baserunner Aaron Page is tagged out at home plate by Langley Blaze catcher Brendan Holstrom during tournament action Monday at Nanaimo's Serauxmen Stadium. The junior Pirates won the game 5-4 in extra innings to win the Victoria Day weekend tourney.

Nanaimo Palladian Pirates baserunner Aaron Page is tagged out at home plate by Langley Blaze catcher Brendan Holstrom during tournament action Monday at Nanaimo's Serauxmen Stadium. The junior Pirates won the game 5-4 in extra innings to win the Victoria Day weekend tourney.

Junior Blaze sweep Twins, push win streak to five games

Langley U16 baseball team improves to 13-1 on the season

A doubleheader sweep of the North Shore Junior Twins pushed the Langley Junior Blaze’s win streak to five games.

The U16 baseball team won 2-0 and 8-3 on Friday (May 17) at McLeod Park, extending their lead atop the B.C. Junior Premier Baseball League to three games with a record of 13-1.

In the opener, Langley scored one run apiece in the first two innings and that was more than enough offence as pitcher Cooper Misic went the distance, scattering five hits over seven innings. He struck out 10 batters.

Nick Laflamme scored Shayne Clarke with an RBI double while Dominic Baptista’s RBI single brought home Danny Collins.

The second game saw the Blaze race out to a 4-0 lead after two innings.

Brendan Holstrom had a solo home run while Baptista and Laflamme both drove in pair of runs. Baptisata had a triple while Laflamme and Kevin Sengara had RBI doubles.

Josh Geerts had the other Langley RBI.

Tony Pharand had a dominant showing on the mound, striking out 11 batters over six innings while allowing one earned run — and three runs altogether — before Thomas Sloan closed things out with a one-two-three inning.

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The Junior Blaze were in Nanaimo over the weekend as well for a five-team tournament at Serauxmen Stadium. Langley lost 5-4 in extra innings to the host Junior Pirates squad.

Up next for Langley is a game at Whalley Athletic Park against the Jr. Chiefs on May 21 and then a home date with the Coquitlam Redlegs on May 22 at McLeod Park.