Tough start continues for Senior Blaze

Langley sits at 1-3 after losing two of three games over the weekend

It has been a tough start to the season for the Langley Senior Blaze.

The Blaze split with the Burnaby Senior Bulldogs on Sunday, losing the opener 7-3 before winning game two 11-5. But the team could not build on that victory, falling 7-2 on Monday to the Coquitlam Angels.

The end result is a 1-3 record in the Pacific Metro Baseball League standings.

In the team’s lone victory, Bobby Wagner had a monster game at the plate, belting three home runs and finishing with five RBIs.

Scott Webster also had a home run and three RBIs while Joe Germaine drove in a pair.

Jordan Broatch went the distance on the mound, scattering four strikeouts and five runs over seven innings.

Germaine drove in all three runs in the team’s next game, a 7-3 defeat to complete the doubleheader.

Langley was up 3-2 heading into the bottom of the sixth inning but the Bulldogs got to reliever Keenan Takatch with five runs in the bottom half of that inning to win 7-3.

Shane Kraemer allowed two runs over five innings.

Liam Rihela drove in two runs with a fielder’s choice in the fourth and an RBI single in the sixth.

Ryan Eiswerth was tagged with the loss, allowing four runs over three innings.

Langley also had an exhibition doubleheader in Abbotsford on Saturday against the Kamloops Sun Devils— a rematch of the 2014 provincial championships which Kamloops won — with both teams winning one-run games. Kamloops won the opener 4-3 in extra innings before Langley rebounded with the 6-5 win in game two.