Coyotes Win Over # 30 Salt Lake CC

On the final day of their trip into California and Nevada the Coyotes picked up a 5-4 win over 30th ranked Salt Lake CC Bruins.  Zac Yandeau worked 5 innings surrendering only 1 unearned run.  Sam Stellnick, Wyatt Hummel and Cole Parusinni would work in relief as the Bruins would claw back to tie the game in the bottom of the 8th.  Parusinni would pick up the win in the 10th after Mike Rogers singled home Logan Wedgewood to pull ahead 5-4 in the top of the extra frame.

“Yandeau threw well, he was able to command two pitches which made him tough.  Hummel and Parusinni both did a good job in relief to keep the game close and give us a chance.  SLCC is a solid team and for us to pick up a win on the final day it was nice to see us play solid baseball.  We still have lots of areas to improve on before we get back on the field.

Logan Wedgewood returns for his senior season

Logan Wedgewood (Senior, INF, Edmonton, AB) would score the go ahead run in the top of the 10th vs SLCC

” adds Head Coach Geoff White.

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Coyotes Split With Bristol U

The Coyotes split a 4 game set with Bristol University on Sunday and Monday.

Game 1 Recap: 10-5 Loss

The Coyotes pitching staff couldn’t hold down the Bears offense and gave up 11 hits, and walked 9.  Bristol was able to capitalize with runners in scoring position putting up a run in the 2nd, five runs in the 3rd and 4 runs in the 4th.  Mitchell St Laurent took the loss while Dan Morris worked 2 2/3rd of one hit to close it out.   At the plate the Coyotes we led by Ryo Shishido who was 2-3 with a walk, 2 stolen bases and scored twice.  Liam Wyatt was also 2-3 with a double and a run scored.

Game 2 Recap: 14-12 Loss

It was a similar situation to game one were the Coyotes pitching staff worked from behind and the Bristol capitalized on four errors.  Brett Flemming gave up 8 ER over 1 1/3 innings walking 2 and hitting one batter.  Sam Stellnick worked 4 2/3 out of the bullpen giving up only one run and scattered 4 hits.

Bristol jumped out to an early lead scoring 6 in the first and 8 in the 2nd. However the offense would battle back to make a close game of it scoring 1 in the 2nd, 4 in the third, 1 in the 4th, 4 in the fith and 2 in the 6th.  Jared Frew was 1-2 with 3 walks, Jared Dulaba was  3-6 with 4 RBI and 2 runs scored.  Ryan Prockiw had 3 walks and a hit by pitch.

Game 3 Recap: 10-7 Win

An early lead slipped away from the Coyotes but ended up on top thanks to a 2 RBI double by Liam Wyatt in the top of the sixth.   Will Russell went 5 innings giving up 4 runs,8 Hits,  6 K, 4 BB.  Ian Pollard  , Brandon Becking and Wyatt Hummell worked out of the bullpen.

At the plate Liam Wyatt finished 2-4 with a double, 2RBI and a run scored.  Trevor Lofstrom went 2-3 with a double and 2 runs scored, Mike Rogers also added 2 hits and 2 runs.

Game 4 Recap: 14-6

Brandon Hill got the ball in the final game of the set and picked up his first win of the season.  The Coyotes would jump out to an early lead scoring 5 runs in the 2nd and continue to add on with 5 in the 3rd, 1 in the 4th, and 2 in the 5th.  Hill finished his day with 4 innings, 2 ER, 9 hits, 2 K , 1BB, 1HBP.  Bo Meiklejohn would work 2 shutout innings of of the bullpen.

Offensively the Coyotes were led by Connor McCurdy whos 2 out bases loaded double opened up the game in the first.  Ryo Shishido, Jared Dulaba, Davis Todosichuk, and Jake Fischer all had a triple which capped of  9 hits for the Coyotes, five for extra bases.

“Over the set we scored 41 runs, however to come out with a split isn’t great.  Our pitching needs to be better and throw more quality pitches. Defensively we need to tighten up and allow our starters to go deeper into games.  With the bats we have had some clutch hits but we still need to improve the consistency of our quality at bats and capitalize on situational hitting.”  says Head Coach Geoff White.

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Coyotes Fall in Opener

The Coyotes couldn’t hold down the Claremont University Stags during Saturdays season opener in Claremont, California.  The Coyotes jumped out to a lead in the 1st after Jared Frew drove a double to right center wall to score Logan Wedgewood.  OC would score a single run again in the third, fourth and fifth to pull ahead to a  4-1 lead.

In the bottom of the 6th the Stags took advantage of the Coyote bullpen scoring 5 runs in the 6th, a single run in the 7th and finally 4 runs in the 8th.

Zac Yandeau would take the loss after going 5 1/3 innings surrendering 5 runs.  He would scatter 4 hits while collecting 2 strikeouts and giving up 3 walks.  Bo Meiklejohn, Will Russell and Wyatt Hummel would work out of the bullpen.

The offense was paced by Senior Logan Wedgewood who was 3-5 with 2 RBI and a double. Aaron Barret was 1-3 with 2 walks and would score 3 times, Braden Heyland was 1-3 with a double, walk and hit by pitch.

“I thought we swung the bats fairly well, there were some good at bats and did what we needed to do in the field.  Yandeau was solid and held them down until the sixth.  Our bullpen has to be significantly better however, we worked from behind late in the game and they put some good swings together, we need to be much tougher late in the game.” says Head Coach Geoff White.

The Coyotes will square off with the Bristol University Bears in Riverside, California Sunday at 10:00am for a double header.  Mitchell St Laurent and Brett Flemming will get the start respectively.

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2016 Season Tickets On Sale

2015-2016 Team PhotoThe Okanagan College Coyotes 2016 season tickets are on sale.  Tickets are valid at all 2016 CCBC Home and Away games along with all non conference games.  There are lots of great giveaway draws for season ticket holders, trip to Las Vegas, Golf GC, Hotel GC and much more.

Tickets available online HERE

*Tickets exclude 2016 CCBC Championship tournament

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2016 Schedule Announced

CoyotesThe Coyotes have released their 2016 schedule and are excited about what is in front of them.  The 2016 campaign will kick off  February 5th in Los Angeles against Claremont Mudd Scipps University, which is an NCAA Division 3 program.  The Coyotes will then remain in the L.A /San Diego area for 8 more games against a variety of programs.

After L.A the team will start heading north to Las Vegas where they will play 4 games in the annual College of Southern Nevada tournament which features some of the top NJCAA programs in the country.  The Coyotes will face CSN twice, Salt Lake Community College and Yavapai College from Arizona.

“We always look forward to the first games down south, the combination of weather, facilities, and competition it is a great way to start.” says Head Coach Geoff White. “We need that challenge right away to set the bar early for where we need to be come conference.”

The Coyotes will wrap up down south and head home for when they kick off their non conference home schedule during the month of March where they will host a variety of teams including Western Washington University, and both Vancouver Island and University of Calgary for a non conference matchup.

After three non conference weekends, the CCBC schedule will open in Kamloops for the Coyotes March 26th-27th and wrap up at home May 7-8.

The Coyotes will host the 2016 CCBC National Championships and are looking forward to competing on home soil for the title.

Check out the entire schedule for the 2016 season by visiting the schedule page

 

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An Evening With Gregg Zaun

ZaunSportsnets Gregg Zaun will be coming to Kelowna Thursday January 14th.  The 16 year MLB veteran and colourful anaylist for the Blue Jays will be speaking at the Okanagan College Center For Learning Atrium.  The Coyotes have teamed up with the Okanagan Athletics to bring you this fundraising event.  The Canadian Brewhouse has also partnered and will be providing appy’s and drinks.  There will be lots of great door prizes, silent auction items and much more.  Come support local baseball!

Date:  January 14th, 2016

Time:  6:30pm

Location: Okanagan College Center for Learning Atrium

Tickets:  $100.00

Tickets are available online by clicking HERE

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Two Coyotes Fly With Falcons

Falcons LogoTwo of the Okanagan College Coyotes will be staying in Kelowna for the summer with the Kelowna Falcons of the West Coast League.

Local product Davis Todosichuk and Port Coquitlam native Cole Parusinni will don a Falcons uniform.  Todosichuk is a 5’9 centerfielder entering his sophomore year with the Coyotes, while Parusinni is a 6’1 right handed pitcher entering his Junior season.

RHP Cole Parusinni

RHP Cole Parusinni

Todosichuk hit .240 in 2015 with an OBP of .377 and  hit .308 in playoffs.  “Davis has the tools that can change games, he is an extremely strong fielder, has a strong arm and can be a threat on the base paths.” says Head Coach Geoff White.

Parusinni had a break out year that saw him recognized as CCBC first team all conference.  His 2.36 E.R.A was 4th best on the conference, his opponents average was .236 and a WHIP of 1.16 was 2nd best amoung CCBC starters.

“Cole competes on the mound.  He has the ability to throw three pitches for strikes and his changeup is a plus pitch.  He has turned himself into the leader of the pitching staff and has made significant strides each year.” adds White.

The Kelowna Falcons made their first run to the West Coast League championship series in 2015.  The West Coast League is considered one of the top summer colleigate leagues in North America that typically has 75+ players drafted each year.  Twelve teams compete in a professional style schedule of 56 games over the course of two and a half months.

These two will add to the growing list of Coyotes wearing the Falcons uniforms over the years.  2015 had RHP Joel Lamont who held the 6th best ERA of 2.44, and was top ten in other catergories.  Other Coyotes that have been with the Falcons are, current players, Brandon Graham, Ryo Shishido, Brock Chilton, Zach Burlon, Tanner Collins.  Current Coyotes graduate assistants Bryan Elias and Tyler Pentland also played for the Falcons

 

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Winterball Programs Announced

The Coyotes in coordination with the local minor baseball associations have announced the 2016 Winterball schedule.  These programs will start in January and run through March.  The Capital News Center will be the main facility and offer a great place for players to develop new skills over the winter months.  Visit the Winterball page for more information on programs and registration information.

Kids camp

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Fall World Series Update

The Coyotes annual fall world series will continue tonight at 7:00pm at Elks Stadium. Team Red is currently ahead in the series 2-1 over Team Black.  banner-Coyotes-jerseyfront

Remaining Schedule:

Tuesday Oct 27- 7:00pm

Wednesdat Oct 28- 7:00pm

Thursday Oct 29- TBA

Friday Oct 30- TBA

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Blue Jays Fundraiser Monday

The Okanagan College Coyotes and the Okanagan Athletics are hosting a Blue Jays Fundraising evening on Monday October 19th at Rusty’s Steakhouse.  For $25.00 you get Burger, Fries and drink and get to support these two programs.  Go Blue Jays

Blue Jays Fundraiser Information

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