The Langley Blaze might want to bring fire extinguishers for their BC Premier Baseball League doubleheader against the Coquitlam Reds at Mundy Park on Sunday.
The Reds are, well, red hot.
The team has won all eight of its games and Reds' batters have crossed the plate 77 times. Wednesday they beat the Whalley Chiefs 12-4.
Leading the way is catcher/first baseman Cassidy Watt, who’s pounded seven hits in 17 at bats and scored 7 runs. He’s also batted in five baserunners.
First baseman/pitcher Giordano Mezzomo is also batting better than .400, with nine hits in 22 at bats and 10 runs.
Another four Reds are hitting better than .300.
In Whalley, the Reds scored three times in the second inning, once in the third and then four runs in each of the sixth and seventh inning. Infielder Will Camacho Soto stroked a two-run homer in the top of the seventh inning. Pitcher Ben Mar earned the win, as he gave up just one run on one hit and one walk while striking out five Blaze batters in two-and-a-third innings of relief.
The Reds’ first game against Langley goes at 12 p.m. on Sunday, with the second game scheduled at 2:30 p.m. at Mundy Park.
• The Coquitlam Redlegs of the BC Junior Premier Baseball League are also off to a good start. Their six wins in total against just two losses are good enough to put the team in third place.
The Redlegs play the Whalley Jr. Chiefs in Whalley on Saturday. They then travel to Nanaimo for a doubleheader against the Mid Island Pirates on Sunday.