A six-run sixth inning broke open a 4-4 game as the Langley Senior Blaze dropped a 10-4 decision to the visiting Nanaimo VIBI Muckers.
The Muckers were at McLeod Athletic Park on Saturday afternoon for an exhibition doubleheader. Nanaimo completed the sweep with a 5-0 win in game two as the Blaze bats were held to four hits.
Langley trailed from the get-go in game one as well as Nanaimo scored three times in the top of the first inning and led 4-1 after two innings. The Blaze did chip away with a run in the third and two more in the bottom of the fifth to square things up before the Muckers sent 10 men to the plate, scoring six times.
Nick Senior led the Langley offence with two hits and three RBIs. Jesse Peters went 3-for-4 with three runs scored and Jackson Gooch had an RBI single.
Russell Kennedy was tagged with the loss after getting roughed up in the sixth inning.
Jordan Broatch took the loss in the second game, allowing a pair of earned runs over three innings.
Gooch had two of the four Langley hits.
Langley faces the Burnaby Senior Bulldogs in a best-of-three series this weekend in Burnaby with the winner advancing to face the Coquitlam Angels for the Pacific Metro Baseball League finals.