The Coyotes enjoyed their most productive weekend of the Canadian College Baseball Conference season, taking three of four games on the weekend in Kamloops.
On Saturday, Logan Wedgwood had two RBIs and Cole Parussinni went seven scoreless innings as the ‘Yotes defeated the Thompson University Wolfpack 5-4.
“In the end we got it done, it was a close finish but I was happy to see the bullpen do a good job of picking each other up.” says Head Coach Geoff White.
In Game 2, the VIBI Mariners downed the Coyotes 4-2. Austin Orsted was saddled with the loss giving up three unearned runs in relief. Joel Lamont work 7 innings only surrendering 1 run.
“This is a game that slipped away from us, Lamont threw really well, and a couple of close plays was the difference.” says White.
On Sunday morning, OC rebounded against the Mariners with a 4-0 victory. Brandon Becking tossed a two-hit shutout for his second win of the spring.
Wedgewood, Brock Chilton and Aaron Barrett each had an RBI and scored a run.
“Becking was flat out dominant, with the exception of the 5th inning he commanded his pitches really well, we had chances to score more runs but couldn’t come up with that clutch his to really put the game out of reach.” adds White.
In the series finale, Marcus Drewry tossed a five-hit shutout as the Coyotes beat the Wolfpack 1-0. Joel Lamont drove in the game’s only run in the first with a single to score Bryan Elias.
“Marcus was outstanding, made some big pitches in the clutch. Todosichuk had two outstanding catches in right field and Lamont had the clutch RBI in the 1st inning. It was a solid team effort on defense.” says White
“Our pitching came through again for us, we still are struggling at the plate and could have eliminated some close games with some simple execution. Despite that it was a good weekend to win. We are really looking forward to hosting the league this coming weekend with all teams playing games at Elks Stadium” says Head Coach Geoff White
With eight games remaining in the regular season, OC sits at an even 10-10.