Cougars clobber Okotoks at Kamloops tournament

Baseball season began last weekend, with Chilliwack's midget AAA Cougars taking on top teams in Kamloops.

Chilliwack’s midget AAA baseball Cougars shook off the winter cobwebs, traveling to Kamloops to play in last weekend’s KR3 Best of the West tournament.

The Cougars went 2-2 overall, facing top competition from British Columbia and Alberta.

In their first two games, Chilliwack swatted Okotoks 13-1 and Calgary Babe Ruth 8-4.

Chilliwack took on a tough North Shore squad in their final round-robin game, and held a 3-0 lead through four innings. But North Shore struck for five in the fifth and locked it down for a 5-3 win.

Run differential got the Cougars into a Saturday semi-final against the Sherwood Park Athletics.

Chilliwack stuck with the A’s for three-and-a-half innings before committing a handful of game-changing defensive errors.

Sherwood Park led 6-0 heading into the final inning.

The Cougars put two on the board, falling 6-2.

Regular season play starts this Saturday at Fairfield Island with two days of double-double header action against South Okanagan and West Kelowna.

The 2013 season will end in Chilliwack Aug. 1-5 when the midget AAA provincials come to town for a second year in a row.


— The bantam AA Cougars open their season with a high-noon Saturday home game against the Vancouver Community Voltage.

That game will be at Fairfield Island.

The peewee AA Cougars open on the road, facing Port Coquitlam tonight. Their home opener is at noon Saturday, versus Vancouver Community.