Big bats power peewee Chilliwack Cougars to Baden Tournament title

Riley Ashley led the Chilliwack offence, smacking three homers in an Easter weekend win.

Chilliwack’s peewee AA Navy Cougars improved to 13-0 with five Easter weekend wins.

The Cougars hosted the Baden Tournament over three days, leading off with a 5-1 win over Victoria’s Triangle Athletic Association, highlighted by the lockdown pitching of Ryan Post.

Riley Ashley clubbed a three-run homerun in Chilliwack’s second game, a 6-2 drubbing of Vancouver Community. Ashley hit another towering shot in an 11-1 win over White Rock.

Lucas Dykstra also went deep in a game that was mercy-ruled after five innings.

The one-sided win landed the Cougars in the semi-final round where they dispatched Cloverdale.

Ashley delivered another homerun and Terek Luff banged out a clutch RBI single in a 2-0 triumph.

The final pitted Chilliwack against an unbeaten team from Penticton.

Luff and Carson Noskie were the run producers in a 9-4 championship game win.

——————————————————————-

After bad weather wiped out a few games early in their schedule, the Chilliwack college-prep Cougars finally got some sunshine, and squeezed in two league games against the Township Blue Sox.

The Sox are a first-year team in the league hailing from Langley.

The Cougars out-slugged the newbies by a 10-8 count in the opener, but the pitching tightened up big-time in the rematch. Chilliwack’s starter, Mattias Klim, was locked in, leading his team to a 2-0 triumph.

Jackson Saunders led the offence with timely hits, driving in both Cougar runs.

——————————————————————-

Weather has also messed with Chilliwack’s midget AAA team, which was unable to practice for two weeks.

A young team, the Cougars need all the practice they can get. In one early-season double-header against the South Fraser Giants, Chilliwack had just one Grade 12 player in their lineup while their opponents dressed eight.

Despite facing a signicant age/experience gap in most of their games, the Cougars have stayed competitive.

In a recent double-header against the Penticton Tigers, the Chilliwackians showed flashes of what they’re capable of.

In the opener, they dug themselves into an early hole, falling behind 14-0 after two innings.

But, from that point on they out-scored the Tigers 6-3.

In the rematch, Cougar pitcher Meka Quintana turned in a dominant start.

Base hits by Josiah Hansen and Dawson Peters followed by a run-scoring double by Cooper Loeppky had Chilliwack up 2-0 in the first inning.

Brycen Berg and Brad Rae hit back-to-back singles to start the third inning and back-to-back doubles by Loeppky and Quintana produced four runs.

Penticton scored four of their own in the fifth inning, but the Cougars led 7-4 heading into the seventh.

Things fell apart from there.

Despite a heroic diving try by Hansen in center field, the Tigers loaded the bases on three bloop singles, and Quintana’s 113th pitch of the day went over the fence for a grand-slam.

The final was 10-7.

Just Posted

Body found believed to be missing Chilliwack senior with dementia

Police says case is now in the hands of the coroner

Mammoth sturgeon catch was ‘a fish of a lifetime’ for Chilliwack guide

Sturgeon was so enormous it tied for largest specimen every tagged and released in the Fraser

Chilliwack’s Riley Ashley unstoppable as Team BC wins baseball gold

Ashley clubbed six homeruns at the U-13 National Western Championships in Cloverdale.

Chilliwack’s Jude Hall selected for T12 baseball tournament

The Toronto Blue Jays Baseball Academy hosts the annual showcase event at Rogers Centre in Toronto.

Motorists urged to use caution as Ride to Conquer Cancer rolls through Chilliwack

Thousands of cyclists will be heading through Chilliwack this weekend as part of cancer fundraiser

Pickle me this: All the outrageous foods at this year’s PNE

Pickled cotton candy, deep-fried chicken skins, and ramen corndogs are just a start

New study suggests autism overdiagnosed: Canadian expert

Laurent Mottron: ‘Autistic people we test now are less and less different than typical people’

B.C. father tells judge he did not kill his young daughters

Andrew Berry pleaded not guilty to the December 2017 deaths

Trans Mountain gives contractors 30 days to get workers, supplies ready for pipeline

Crown corporation believes the expansion project could be in service by mid-2022

Fraser River sea bus proposed to hook into TransLink system

Maple Ridge councillor just wants to start discussion

Rosemount cooked diced chicken linked to listeria case in B.C.

The symptoms of listeria include vomiting, nausea, fever, muscle aches

B.C. seniors allowed more choice to stay in assisted living

Province doesn’t need to wait for a complaint to investigate care, Adrian Dix says

Retired B.C. fisherman wins record $60M Lotto Max jackpot

Joseph Katalinic won the biggest Lotto Max prize ever awarded

Most Read