Weekend Recap

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.



Weekend Scores

Weekend scores.  5-4 Win over TRU, 4-2 Loss to VIBI, 4-0 Win over VIBI, and 1-0 Win over TRU.  Weekend recap coming soon


Weekend Preview

The Coyotes will make their last trip to Kamloops for the season this weekend.  Saturday at Noon they will face the TRU Wolfpack who currently sit in first place.  At 3:00pm they will face the same VIBI Mariners they just played four games with over the last weekend.

The Wolfpack and Coyotes haven’t seen each other since week 2 of the season where the Coyotes lost 2-1 in the bottom of the 7th and 2-0.   Against the VIBI Mariners the Coyotes are 2-4 on the season, where the Coyotes have scored 24 runs in 6 games to the Mariners 29, which should make for an interesting weekend of close baseball.

Logan Wedgewood continues to pace the OC offense with a .380 clip while Braden Heyland and Brennan Reidy are just under .300.  Cole Parussinni and Brandon Becking continue to put up good numbers and give the Coyotes chances to take leads.  Both are 2nd and 3rd respectively in the league in E.R.A.

OC currently leads the league in team E.R.A and fewest walks issued.  On the otherside OC is currently sitting in last place in team batting average and runs scored.

“There is now question about it we need to be better at the plate.  With the pitching staff working well and for the most part defense doing their job we need to score more runs which comes directly from more quality at bats and execution.” says Head Coach Geoff White.

Weekend Schedule at Norbrock Stadium, Kamloops, BC.
12:00- OC vs TRU
3:00- OC vs VIBI
12:30- OC vs VIBI
3:30- OC vs TRU

Tough Weekend for Yotes

Weekend Recap

The Coyotes had a rough road trip in the wins column.  Only managing one win over the four game set the Coyotes lost three close games.

Game one on Saturday finished 3-2 with Cole Parussinni working 7 innings only giving up 1 unearned run.  Jason Merz came on in relief to work the 8th and 9th before the Mariners walked off in the bottom of the 9th.  Brennan Reidy and Tony Olson each had a pair of hits.

Game two on Saturday was another tight game that wrapped up 3-1 in favour of the Mariners.  Brandon Becking scattered 9 hits giving up 3 runs, 2 earned in a complete game effort.   The Coyotes could only muster 4 hits as a team, 2 coming from Brandon Graham..

Game three on Sunday was a really tough loss for Senior Marcus Drewry.  With little offense from both sides the Coyotes scored 1 in the 5th to pull ahead.  In the bottom of the 6th a 2 run homerun would put the Mariners ahead and ultimately seal the game.  The Coyotes were limited to only two hits Bryan Elias and Tyler Pentland each went 1-2.  Pentland collected an RBI in the 5th.

Game four to complete the weekend series finished in interesting fashion.  With the Coyotes down four nothing in the 5th they would rally to score 1 in the fifth, 2 in the 6th, and one in the top of 9th on a throwing error by the Mariner catchers that would bring around Logan Wedgewood to scoring the winning run.  Brett Flemming would pick up the win in relief while Mitchell St Laurent would pick up a save.  Austin Orsted worked four innings giving up 3 earned runs while Will Russell worked three scoreless innings.

“Our pitchers showed up this weekend and gave us chances, Parussinni, Becking, Drewry all gave us quality starts and chances to take leads.  On the other side, at the plate we were not good, we didn’t have very many of quality at bats and didn’t execute.  We have to be much tougher at the plate and capitalize.” adds Head Coach Geoff White.

The Coyotes will stick to the road next weekend as they will head to Kamloops for two games with the CCBC leading TRU Wolfpack and the same VIBI Mariners.



Weekend Preview: OC at VIBI

The Coyotes will take to the road this weekend to Nanaimo where they will face the Vancouver Island Baseball Institute Mariners.  Recently these two teams split a 2 game set with the scores being 10-6 win for the Mariners and a 9-7 win for the Coyotes.  Sitting with a 6-6 record the Coyotes are looking to gain some ground with only 3 games behind first place, the Coyotes will need a solid weekend of baseball to make a push down the stretch.
“We really didn’t play well defensively in one game which opened the door last weekend, so if we can tighten up and make the routine plays we will have a good chance.” says Head Coach Geoff White.
The Coyotes pitching staff has been led by Cole Parussinni and Brandon Becking of late.  Both worked 7 innings and combined to only give up 4 runs and only 11 hits.   The pair of sophomore arms will be looked on to continue that trend over the weekend.
“Cole and Brandon were sharp last weekend, both have been consistent in throwing strikes and multiple pitches for strikes which makes them tough, if we keep getting those results they will give us a chance.” adds White.
At the plate Logan Wedgewood and Brennan Reidy continue to lead the charge.  The two combined to go 11 for 21, scoring 7 runs and driving in 7 over the past weekend.   Braden Heyland also had a productive weekend driving in 4 runs.  The Coyotes have also been running the bases well taking 15 stolen bases over the 4 game weekend and currently 2nd in the league with 31 and only caught 4 times.
“At the plate we have had a variety of guys contribute.  We have guys that can run, that is  one of our strengths and has created scoring chances for us.  If we can just have a couple more quality at bats, and a little more discipline we will be that much tougher.” says White.
Games in Nanaimo start Saturday at 2:00pm at Serauxmen Stadium. “We know what we are up against this weekend.  Going to Nanaimo is always a tough trip with the travel schedule and they are a scrappy team and have a couple of arms that if we don’t capitalize on they will be tough.  If we play our style of baseball we will have our chances.” finishes White.

Coyotes Take 3 of 4 on Weekend

The Coyotes wrapped up their weekend with three wins on a four game set.

Friday night against the U of Calgary Dinos Cole Parussinni snapped up a win as the Coyotes would win 11-3.   Parussinni would work 7 innings before handing the ball off to Brett Flemming who worked two scoreless.  Braden Heyland would lead the offense with a 2-5 performance and 3 RBI when he hit a bases loaded double.

Saturday morning the Coyotes would face the same Dinos and finished the weekend set with them in a 5-1 victory.   Brandon Becking would go the distance to pick up the win.  He would scatter 5 hits and 1 run over 7 innings.   Brandon Graham and Brennan Reidy each had two hits as the Coyotes as a team finished with 9 hits.

Saturday night saw the first match up with the VIBI Mariners.  The Coyotes would make a host of costly errors that lead to a 10-6 loss.  Marcus Drewry would take the loss in 6 innings work.  Austin Orsted and Will Russell would work out of the bullpen.  Logan Wedgewood would go 2 for 3 while Aaron Barrett was 2 for 4.

Sunday wrapped up the weekend with a rematch with the Mariners.  Joel Lamont would pick up a win as the Coyotes won 9-7.  Lamont would work 5 2/3 innings before giving the ball to Jason Merz who came in with 1 out and tying runs aboard to record two outs and end the threat in the 6th.  Mitchell St Laurent worked the top of the 7th to wrap up the game.   Joey Gladman would lead the offense with a 3-3 day with a hit by pitch.  Brennan Reidy was 2-4 with 3 RBI.   Anthony Rattigan would put the game away in the bottom of the 6th with a 2 RBI triple.

“Overall we won the weekend which is great.  We threw away a game on Saturday night by not taking care of the baseball, but there has been definite improvement.  The pitching staff has been solid of late and if we can make plays on defense we will be alright.”- Head Coach Geoff White


Coyotes Win Over Dinos

Cole Parussinni turned in 7 solid innings to pick up his second win of the CCBC season.  The Coyotes were led by Braeden Heyland who was 2 for 5 with 3RBI.  His bases loaded 2b in the 5th put the game out of reach as Brett Flemming came in the for the 8th and 9th to wrap up the game throwing two shutout innings.  Brennan Reidy was 1-3 with a double and 2 rbi, while Tony Olson was 1-4 with 3 stolen bases.

The Coyotes will face the same Dinos at 12:00 Saturday and face the VIBI Mariners for the first time at 6:00pm at Elks Stadium


Yotes host Dinos and Mariners

The Coyotes will host the University of Calgary Dinos and Vancouver Island Baseball Institute Mariners over the weekend.  The Coyotes are looking to rebound after a couple of close game losses in Kamloops.

Logan Wedgewood and Braden Heyland have been leading at the plate combining for 18 hits on the season.  Brennan Reidy and Jared Frew are close behind hitting over .300 on the season.  The pitching staff has been led by Sophomore Cole Parusinni and Jason Merz who each have been tough in the first two weekends.

Weekend Schedule:

Friday: 6:00pm- OC vs UofC

Saturday: 12:00- OC vs UofC

3:00- VIBI vs UofC

6:00- VIBI vs OC


10:00- VIBI vs UofC

1:00- OC vs VIBI



Weekend Recap

The Coyotes came up short in three games on the over the weekend.  The first game of the weekend had the Coyotes fall 2-1 in the bottom of the 7th when TRU centerfielder had a walk off single.  Cole Parusinni was stuck with the loss on a complete game effort.

Game two with the University of Calgary finished in a 7-5 loss.  Austin Orsted struggled on the mound and the Dinos capitalized.  Jason Merz came in relief and shut the door but the Coyotes bats couldn’t capitalize.  A couple late inning rallys gave the Coyotes a chance to get back to even but where unable to scratch a couple runs across.

Game three was again with the Dinos and Joel Lamont threw a complete game win.  After surrendering two in the first and one in the second inning, Lamont settled in and shut the door on the Dinos.  The Coyotes scored in the second half of the game after the Dinos bullpen walked four and gave up a couple hits in the 5th the Coyotes would score four and then another run in the 5th.  The final finished 5-3.

Game four on the weekend wrapped up with the TRU Wolfpack.  Brandon Becking got the ball and scattered 2 runs over 6 innings work.  The Coyote bats struggled again as they were only able to scratch 8 hits.

“With the exception of a couple innings I thought we pitched and defended

Joel Lamont and Logan Wedgewood celebrate after a 5-3 win over UofC -Photo credit- John Pentland

Joel Lamont and Logan Wedgewood celebrate after a 5-3 win over UofC
-Photo credit- John Pentland

well over the weekend.  We struggled at the plate and couldn’t capitalize with runners in scoring position and that was the difference.  Games are going to be tight and we have to execute better in offensive situations.” says Head Coach Geoff White.


Coyotes Ready for Week Two

The Coyotes will open week two of the CCBC schedule in Kamloops on Saturday and Sunday.  The Coyotes will square off with University of Calgary and Thompson Rivers University.   After a 2-2 opening weekend Head Coach Geoff White feels confident in his team “We didn’t have a great start but I thought we battled and played good baseball for the remaining three games.” The Coyotes lost the opener 9-1 to Calgary before winning 7-2 over Calgary and then splitting two close games with Prairie Baseball Academy a 5-4 loss and 3-2 walk off win.

“There are going to be some close games and hard fought battles, we showed some team depth over the weekend with different guys in different situations, guys out of the bullpen and off the bench.” says White.

Logan Wedgewood, Brennan Reidy and Braden Heyland have been leading the way at the plate, each had 6 hits over the weekend and combined to drive in 8 runs.  Cole Parusinni led the pitching staff with a complete game win over the PBA Dawgs.

Thompson Rivers University Wolfpack are coming off a 3-1 series win over the VIBI Mariners, while the University of Calgary Dinos finished with a 1-3 record last weekend.

Game times for the weekend are Saturday at 12:00 and 3:00pm and Sunday at 1:00pm and 4:00pm at Norbrock Stadium.