Chewelah quiets Colville bats
Cougars off to 3-0 start after close-fought league clash
By KEVIN THOMAS HULTEN
S-E Sports Editor
After a 48 hour rain delay caused by early season weather, the Cougars and Indians finally faced off Thursday in a tightly contested Northeast A League matchup.
On this day, the home side got the better of the action, riding strong pitching and sharp fielding to a 5-2 home victory.
Cougar starter Ryder Robison moved to 1-0 with the win, striking out eight over five innings and junior Elan Krausz continued his early season offensive assault delivering an impressive home run amongst another two hit performance rounded off with a steal and two runs scored
Krausz is batting .667 on the young season with five RBI, six hits and seven runs scored in just nine official plate appearances.
Lefthander Gavin Parrott pitched two hitless innings to close out the Chewelah victory.
Chewelah (3-0, 1-0 after the victory) dominated early-season play, posting a +24 run differential (33 runs scored, 9 runs allowed) through three games.
Colville (1-2, 0-1) looked much sharper Thursday and battled throughout, posting two scrappy late inning rallies without the benefit of a hit.