A provincial champion will be crowned this weekend as the top U16 baseball teams battle it out at McLeod Park.
And the Langley Junior Blaze enter the eight-team tournament as the second seed following a 33-11 record during the B.C. Junior Premier Baseball League
The Langley Junior Blaze enter the B.C. provincial baseball championships as the second seed following their 33-11 record during the B.C. Junior Premier Baseball League season.
The top seed goes to the North Shore Junior Twins following their 35-9 record.
Langley closed the regular season over the weekend by splitting a doubleheader against North Shore at Parkgate Park.
The Blaze won the opener 3-2 in extra innings on Tony Pharand’s ninth-inning single to centre-field which scored Devon Bird.
Thomas Sloan earned the win, allowing just one hit and no runs over four innings.
But game two went to the Twins as they scored three times in the fifth inning to rally for the 4-2 victory.
Brendan Holstrom and Dayton Wilson had the Langley RBIs, which both came in the fourth inning.
The provincial championships will see the eight teams split into two pools of four.
North Shore is grouped with No. 4 Abbotsford, No. 5 Coquitlam and No. 8 Okanagan.
Langley is with No. 3 Vancouver, No. 6 Victoria and No. 7 North Delta.
The round robin goes Aug. 8 to 10 with the semifinals on Aug. 11 and the championship game later that day at 4:30 p.m.