(By Brandon Hansen/Chewelah Independent)
Cougars no-hit by Scotties but still have one-game lead for second place…
Friday’s game between No. 3-ranked Freeman and No. 6-ranked Chewelah was expected to be a battle of state-ranked teams. The Scotties, however, trotted McKabe Cottrell on the mound and he struck out 11 Cougar batters en route to a 10-1 victory at the Barbour Complex.
Cottrell combined with Koby Kent to throw a no-hitter. Chewelah didn’t get a baserunner until the bottom of the fifth inning and their one run came on an error that allowed catcher Carl Omen to score from third.
Cottrell improved his pitching record to 6-0 on the year. More