North Fraser Nationals top Chilliwack Cougars in college prep championship game

The Cougars were dominant in the regular season and through the playoffs until the final game

The Chilliwack Cougars won four of five games at last weekend’s B.C. Baseball U18 College Prep provincials, but the one loss cost them a title.

Chilliwack hosted the tournament at Fairfield Island and opened with a 7-5 win over Cloverdale.

They followed with a 14-4 whomping of North Fraser, a 9-4 thumping of Kelowna and a 9-2 whitewash of Nanaimo.

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But North Fraser avenged their earlier defeat in Sunday’s championship game, dealing Chilliwack a 5-3 defeat to claim the crown.

During regular season play the Cougars went 12-1 with 123 runs for and 47 against, running away with top spot in the five-team college-prep league. In the championship tourney, Chilliwack’s runs for/runs against differential was +22 (42 to 20) while North Fraser’s was dead even at 30-30, but for one game the Nationals were better.

Chilliwack won the title in three of the previous four seasons, including 2019 when they beat Ridge Meadows 5-2 in the final.


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