Chilliwack Cougars earn Saturday split with Cloverdale Spurs

In midget AAA baseball action, the Chilliwack Cougars and Cloverdale Spurs battled to a draw in a double-header.

Chilliwack’s midget AAA baseball Cougars split a weekend doubleheader versus the Cloverdale Spurs.

Game one on Saturday morning saw Chilliwack punch out seven hits. But the Cougars plated just two in a 4-2 loss.

Keegan McLean had the big hit for Chilliwack, clubbing a double in the bottom of the third inning.

On the mound, Mike Rogers threw four innings allowing four runs on one hit and two walks.

The flamethrower struck out six. Reliever Matt Lamb threw two innings, surrendering one hit and one walk, before handing the ball to closer Evan Kellington.

Kellington retired the Spurs in order in the seventh.

Game two saw the Cougars earn redemption with a 10-4 win.

Chilliwack banged out five hits in the bottom of the first, putting five runs on the board.

Offensively, Derek Riediger fell a home-run short of the cycle, going three-for-four with a single, double and triple.

Rogers legged out a triple and Joey Pharand a double.

Blake Peeling got the start on the mound, allowing three runs on four hits over five innings, while fanning two.

Pharand took over for the final two innings, allowing one run and two walks while striking out a pair.

Chilliwack’s record is 15-14 with seven regular season games remaining.

The Cougars host the midget AAA and peewee AA provincial championships Aug. 2-6 at Fairfield Island.

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