Chilliwack Cougar bats bury Abbotsford Angels

Chilliwack's bantam AA baseball Cougars have opened their season with wins over Abbotsford, Vancouver and Cloverdale.

Chilliwack’s bantam AA baseball Cougars are unbeaten to start the season.

Chilliwack opened against Cloverdale on Wednesday, earning a 5-1 win over Spurs. Alex Leiper was a defensive star for the Cougars, making three outstanding catches in left field. Tony Pharand came up with a spectacular play at shortstop.

Pitchers Parker Logan, Dan Rogers and Josh Anderson struck out 10 Spurs and the Chilliwack offence banged out 14 base hits.

Devyn Heggs was 3-3 at the dish with a double and two singles, with Colin Kellington and Anderson each going 2-3.

Game two saw the Cougars maul the Abbotsford Angels on Thursday, taking an 11-0 decision.

Kellington and Pharand led the offence, each going 3-3. Tyler Gray had two singles and drove in three runs. Leiper had a double and two RBI’s.

Pharand pitched as well, throwing three and two-thirds innings, allowing two hits while striking out six.

Jordan Scherbey closed out the Angels in relief.

Chilliwack earned their third straight win on Sunday, eeking out a 3-2 come-from-behind victory over the Vancouver Yankees.

The Cougars trailed 2-0 heading into the bottom of the seventh inning. Pharand and Shane Rutley earned leadoff walks, and Kellington singled to load the bases.

Anderson singled to left field, driving in two runs.

After Heggs moved Kellington to third on a sacrifice fly, Kellington scored on a wild pitch.

Pitcher Donovan Moorman was solid in his first start of the year.  Logan struck out six in relief, backed by another spectacular defensive play by Leiper and the rocket arm of the catcher, Heggs.

Heggs threw out four Yankee base stealers.