Offence leads to hot start for Junior Blaze

The Langley Junior Blaze had a dominating start to the season, powering their way to a pair of convincing victories: 10-0 and 9-1 over the North Shore Jr. Twins.

Both games were played at McLeod Park.

In the opener, Liam Stroud allowed no hits over five innings, while striking out five, before Aaron Mantle finished the last two innings by allowing just a single hit.

The offence pounded out 11 hits, with Nick Rutzky and Mike Billows each driving in a pair of runs.

The Jr. Blaze put game two away early, scoring three runs in the first and five in the second.

Rutzky had a two-run home run and Preston Kokatailo also drove in a pair.

Mitchell Kennedy went the distance, scattering seven hits over seven innings, while striking out four.

The Blaze are at the White Rock Jr. Tritons tonight (Wednesday) before hosting Nanaimo on Saturday and Vancouver on Sunday.

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