A four-for-four weekend pushed the Langley Blaze win streak to seven games and a share of top spot in the B.C. Premier Baseball League standings.
The U18 baseball team was in Victoria on Saturday (May 5) where they needed late game heroics in both contests, sweeping the Eagles 8-6 and 7-4 at Lambrick Park.
Returning home to McLeod Park on Sunday, the Blaze was right back at it, edging the Vancouver Cannons 3-2 before closing the weekend with a 10-0 victory in game two.
The end result is a 14-4 record for the Langley squad.
Langley has a pair of mid-week games, both at home, as they host the North Delta Blue Jays (7-8) on May 8 and the Whalley Chiefs (1-10) on May 10.
Blaze 8 Eagles 6
Langley needed extra innings in their opener, after blowing a four-run lead in the bottom of the seventh inning.
And in the ninth, Preston Kokotailo delivered a two-out two-run single, scoring Aaron Horanski and Mitchell Robinson.
Pitcher Jordan Atkinson, who took over to record the final out of the seventh, nailed down the final three outs for the win. He retired all seven batters he faced.
Horanski finished with three RBIs after belting a three-run home run in the seventh.
Josh Wray and Tanner Shaer each had one RBI.
Blaze 7 Eagles 4
Langley trailed 4-2 heading into the sixth inning, but scored twice to take the lead and then tacked on a pair of insurance runs in the seventh.
Liam Miller pitched one inning for the win, while Cortez Chappell threw two perfect innings to earn the save. He also struck out three of the six batters he faced.
Offensively, Michael Dagg, Wray and Nick Rutckyj each had two RBIs while Shaer drove in the other run.
Blaze 3 Cannons 2
With the score tied at two in the bottom of the seventh inning and extra innings looming, Bill Germaine delivered a bases-loaded single which brought home Shaer for the winning run.
It was Germaine’s second RBI of the day.
On the mound, Justin Geerts kept the Cannons silent until the seventh inning when Vancouver put two men aboard with no outs.
Chappell came on in relief, and after getting the first two batters out, surrendered a game-tying double.
He did manage to get out of the inning and picked up the win.
Blaze 10 Cannons 0
After three straight games, which came down to the final inning each time, Langley put up a 10-spot on the Cannons. And that was more than enough for Germaine, who scattered three hits over six innings, while striking out five.
Wray and Dagg took care of the bulk of the offence, driving in three runs apiece.
Germaine helped his own case with an RBI single, while Tyler O’Neill and Mitchell Robinson also had RBIs.