Chilliwack bats on fire

The Chilliwack midget AAA Cougars took three of four on a road trip to the Interior, sweeping Penticton and splitting with Kamloops.

Chilliwack’s midget AAA baseball Cougars hit the road last weekend for their annual Interior double-double trip.

Chilliwack played the Kamloops River Dogs Saturday, splitting a pair of games.

The Cougars coughed up six first inning runs in the morning match. A late rally made the final score more respectable at 7-4.

Shortstop Mike Rogers punched out three hits, including a double and a triple. Cody Hartle drove in a pair of runs. Cohen Bogart added a double and Derek Reidiger and Blake Peeling added singles.

Chilliwack exacted revenge in the rematch, riding the bats to a 13-8 win.

The Cougars scored six in the third inning and had 18 hits overall. Outfielder Ryan Petkau went three for five. Cam Longfellow legged out a triple and Payton Nerbas clubbed a double.

Reidiger started on the mound, allowing four hits and two runs over three and two-third innings, while striking out two.

Chilliwack’s second double header had them in Penticton Sunday, facing the South Okanagan Tigers.

Mike Rogers threw a complete game two hitter in the opener as the Cougars took a 5-1 final.

Rogers chipped in offensively as well, going two for three at the plate. Reidiger, Keegan Mclean and Evan Kellington all had doubles.

Chilliwack finished the weekend with an 11-3 win.

Starter Peeling allowed three runs in five innings before handing the ball to Matt Lamb, who was spotless in relief.

Mclean had the big hit with a two run homerun.

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