Maier Shut-Out Gives Twins win over Blaze

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The Twins Adam maier (left) is congratulated by Lucas Yang (25) after scoring a run Friday (Photo: Christian J. Stewart)

Story and Photos by Christian J. Stewart

August 2, 2019, Vancouver, BC – The North Shore Twin’s Adam Maier pitched a three-hit shut-out to lead the North Shore Twins to a 5-0 win over the Langley Blaze in second game action at the 2019 BC Premier Baseball League Championships at UBC Stadium in Vancouver.

Adam Maier pitched a three-hit, complete game shut out to lead the North Shore Twins to a 5-0 win over the Langley Blaze Friday in Vancouver (Photo: Christian J. Stewart)
Adam Maier pitched a three-hit, complete game shut out to lead the North Shore Twins to a 5-0 win over the Langley Blaze Friday in Vancouver (Photo: Christian J. Stewart)
Hilo Yamamoto had a 2-RBI single for the Twins in the first inning Friday (Photo: Christian J. Stewart)
Hilo Yamamoto had a 2-RBI single for the Twins in the first inning Friday (Photo: Christian J. Stewart)

The Twins scored all the runs they needed in the first two innings, with three in the first, thanks to an RBI single from Maier and a two RBI single from Hilo Yamamoto, then added two more in the second, thanks to a two-RBI double from Ben Columbus, his second hit of the game.

Langley's Daniel Martin had two of the Blaze's three hits against the Twins Friday (Photo: Christian J. Stewart)
Langley’s Daniel Martin had two of the Blaze’s three hits against the Twins Friday (Photo: Christian J. Stewart)
North Shore second baseman Griffin Palfrey turns the double play against the Blaze (Photo: Christian J. Stewart)
North Shore second baseman Griffin Palfrey turns the double play against the Blaze (Photo: Christian J. Stewart)

Maier then took it from there, surrendering just one hit in the fourth and another two in the sixth as he cruised to the win, striking out nine in the process.

North Shore's Ben Columbus heads to first after stroking a two-RBI double Friday (Photo: Christian J. Stewart)
North Shore’s Ben Columbus heads to first after stroking a two-RBI double Friday (Photo: Christian J. Stewart)

The Twins now advance to the 3:00 PM game Saturday, where they will meet the winner of the Mid-Island Pirates and UBC game that happens Friday at 6:00 PM.  The Blaze will now face the Coquitlam Reds in an elimination game at 12 Noon Saturday.

Langley's Dawson Hurford pitched four hitless innings against the Twins Friday (Photo: Christian J. Stewart)
Langley’s Dawson Hurford pitched four hitless innings against the Twins Friday (Photo: Christian J. Stewart)

 

 

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Christian J. Stewart
Christian is a professional photographer and media professional based in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. Currently working as the Assistant General Manager for Victoria HarbourCats Baseball Club, a Senior Contributing Editor and photographer at Independent Sports News (ISN) and operating his own freelance photography and media/pr company.