The Chilliwack Cougars claimed the crown at the first ever College Prep BC Provincial Championship, knocking off the Ridge Meadows Royals in the gold-medal game.
The U-18 squad took the title in White Rock, vanquishing the Royals 3-2.
A pitchers duel saw the teams combine for just 11 base hits, with Riley Ens going the distance for Chilliwack. Ens pitched seven innings, allowing five hits and two walks with six strikeouts. Only one earned run scored on his watch.
The Cougars got all of their offence in the first inning, plating three against Royals starter Josiah Williams. Chilliwack banged out five hits with Trent King, Tre Pankratz, Colin Kellington, Connor Dykstra and Jared Devuyst reaching base.
Pankratz had the biggest bop, clubbing a double.
Kellington stole a base.
The Cougars only got one more hit the rest of the game, that off the stick of Jack Ray in the sixth inning, but the damage was done.
The Royals scored one in the third and one in the sixth and had a man on in the seventh. But Ens fanned two and ended the game inducing a fly ball to second.
The Cougars went 2-1 in round-robin play leading up the gold-medal match. They beat top-seed Cloverdale 10-4 and produced a walk-off 4-3 win over Nanaimo.