Peewee pitcher strong in relief

Zachary Klim's shutdown work out of the bullpen helped his Chilliwack Cougars mount a comeback to edge Aldergrove.

An early-season pitching gem helped Chilliwack’s peewee Cougars top Aldergrove Friday.

Down 7-1 heading into the third inning, the ball was turned over to reliever Zachary Klim.

He struck out the side in the third and rolled from there. Klim threw 75 pitches over five innings, 59 of them strikes.

He surrendered just one run, giving his team a chance to climb back into the game.

The offence responded.

Taylor Standing, Brayden Currie and Matthias drove in runs as the Cougars stormed back for a 9-8 final.

The Cougars are 4-1 to start the season.

They face Mission and Aldergrove this week.