BIBLE HILL – The Cobequid Cougars won their high school baseball home opener on Wednesday in dramatic fashion.
The Cougars scored three runs in the bottom of the seventh inning to rally and defeat the North Nova Gryphons 5-4 at the Bible Hill Rec Park.
The victory improved the Cougars to 2-0 to start the season. Cobequid hosts Avonview for a doubleheader on Friday.
Sam Byers stroked the game-winning RBI double in the seventh on Wednesday to score Jordan McCallum from first base. Byers also singled in the contest, while Colton Beach added a pair of singles and Mitch LeBlanc, Kurtis Turner, Matt Hingley and McCallum had other CEC hits.
Matt LeBlanc started on the hill for the Cougars and allowed just one hit and no earned runs over four innings. Masanobu Tada, Cameron MacKenzie and Beach, who got the win, also saw mound duty for the home team.
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E
N.N. 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 4 3 3
CEC 2 0 0 0 0 0 3 5 8 1