Blaze BCPBL Champs
What a finish in the BC Premier Baseball League as the championship game came down to the Langley Blaze and the North Shore Twins on Monday.
These two teams finished 1-2 in the regular season standing, the Blaze (35-12) just a 1.5 games up on the Twins (32-12). The one game championship was just as tight.
The Twins took the lead in the top of the fourth as Anthony Cusati scored an unearned run on a Geoff Ehresman sacrifice fly. It was a lead the Twins held until the bottom of the sixth inning.
After Mitchell Robinson singled to lead off the inning for the Blaze, Liam Wyatt knocked him in with a one out double to tie the game. He then scored on an error by the Twins catcher to give the Blaze their first lead of the game.
However in their next at bats the Twins tied it with a run in the top of the seventh inning. Surya Viswanathan started a two out rally with a single. On the very next pitch he scored on a double by Taylor Wright.
The Twins then took the lead in the top of the ninth. Ehresman doubled to lead off the inning, then stole third. Two batters later the Blaze centerfielder Mason Verge made an error allowing Ehreman to score.
With the Twins three outs away from the BCPBL title, the Blaze were not about to go quietly. They loaded the bases, when Dakota Currey smacked a 1-1 count for a double to score Verge with the tying run and Kyle McComb with the championship winning run.
Cooper Misic recorded the win after throwing in the top of the seventh inning and the Blaze outhit the Twins 10-8.