2022 Championships

May 24th, 2022

The # 1 seed Okanagan College Coyotes claimed their second CCBC National title over the # 2 Prairie Baseball Academy Dawgs in the championship game at the 2022 Canadian College World Series.  The PBA Dawgs would battle in three elimination games to reach the final, while the Coyotes won three straight to advance to the championship game, where they had to be beaten twice.

2022 Okanagan College Coyotes

The Coyotes would lean on senior right handed pitcher Chris Wyslobocki (Etobicoke, ON) for his last start in a Coyotes uniform.  Wyslobocki would go 8 shutout innings in just 79 pitches while Coyotes right field Nolan King (Regina, SK) hit a 2 run blast in the 6th to give the Coyotes a little breathing room.  2 runs would be added in the bottom of the 8th on sacrifice flies by Nolan King, and Clark Swift to push the score to 5-0 heading into the 9th.   Freshman Corey Lawson (Calgary, AB) for the Yotes would come on a shut the door in the final frame.   

This is the second National title for the Coyotes, along with winning the 2021 Fall Championship with a perfect record which took place due to missing the 2021 spring from COVID.

Stay tuned for post season award winners.

Coyotes Clinch Regular Season

The Coyotes have wrapped up the 2022 season and finished with a program record of 25-5. Over the seven sets of games the Coyotes won or swept every single series against the other 7 CCBC opponents.

Shortstop Brendan Luther has led the way at the plate finishing the regular season with a batting average of .429, while Senior Pitchers Chris Wyslobocki and Jayden Clayton finished top 3 in the conference in E.R.A and wins.

The Coyotes will now set their sights on the Canadian College World Series in Lethbridge, Alberta at Spitz Stadium. The last time the Coyotes won was in 2018 and in 2019 fell short in the final.

“It has been a tremendous season with lots of great accomplishments as a program.” adds Head Coach Geoff White. “We still have a tournament to work for, so we are remaining focused on preparing for that.”

Coyotes Week 2 Update

After 2 weeks of play your Okanagan College Coyotes sit a top the CCBC standings. With a 7-1 record. The Coyotes have 5 players hitting above .350 this season, with McCoy Pearce leading the way with an impressive .485 average. Over the weekend, the Coyotes won 3 of 4 games against the VIU Mariners. After falling behind late in game 1, the Coyotes were unable to recover losing 8-4.

Game 2 was a much better for the Coyotes, led by Sr. Brett Reid (Exeter, ON) and Jr. Sean Dunn (Fort McMurray, AB) on the mound the Coyotes took game 2 11-6. On the offensive side Sr. Caleb Lumbard (Regina, Sk) paced the offence going 2-3 with 4 RBI.

In game 3 the Coyotes got out to a quick 5-0 lead, scoring all 5 runs in the first 4 innings. Sr. Jayden Clayton ( North Vancouver, BC) went 6 strong innings eventually exiting with a 5-3 lead. The Mariners would score another in the 8th before eventually being shutdown by Fr. Gavin Wuschke (Regina, Sk) who earned his first career CCBC save. The offence had 8 hits and took advantage of 4 VIU errors to capture the win.

The final game of the matchup had So. Adam Sarafinchan (Kelowna, BC) continue his strong start to the 2022 campaign. Sarafinchan went 6 innings giving up 3 earned runs and striking out 11. Sr. Connor Robbins (Calgary, AB) and Fr. Cory Lawson (Calgary, AB) would finish the game on the mound for the Coyotes. Sr. Brendan Luther (Toronto, ON) tallied 3 hits and Fr. Adrian Orioli had 3 RBI to help secure the Coyotes to an 11-5 win.

The Coyotes will look to continue their success this weekend against a tough University of Calgary squad. All games to be streamed on Okanagan College Coyotes Youtube.

Coyotes Preseason #1

With the 2022 Canadian College Baseball Conference season quickly approaching,  we have caught up with all 8 of our teams as they continue to prepare for what is sure to be a competitive and action filled season. With this year gearing up to be the first season since the 2018-2019, each club has several new faces since the last time teams duelled on the diamond.  There is no doubt that each team believes that they have what it takes to be crowned the 2022 Champions.  The fall tournament allowed for teams to get a first look at the talent from across the league. With just a small sample size each coach was given the tough task of predicting a ranking for the upcoming season. After a strong fall in which the Okanagan College Coyotes were victorious in the 2021 Fall Championships. According to our poll the Coyotes are favourites to continue their success into the spring. As seen in years past anything can happen and no team should be counted out. With a competitive year on deck, we look forward to seeing the competitiveness of Canadian baseball once again! 

Over the next few weeks each team will highlighted with players to watch and what to expect from the teams come game time. 

The 2022 season get underway April 1st, as The Edmonton Collegiate Hawks battle the Okanagan College Coyotes at Elks Stadium.

Preseason Coaches Poll

1. Okanagan College

2. University of Fraser Valley

3. Prairie Baseball Academy

4. University of Victoria

5. Thompson Rivers University

6. Vancouver Island University

7. University of Calgary

8. Edmonton Collegiate

November Update

After a fall season packed with well over forty games including an undefeated CCBC Fall championship, the Coyotes aren’t slowing down any time soon as they head into November and December. With practices and work-outs being split between the Rutland Bubble and the indoor cages at Elks Stadium, the Coyotes have begun their detailed, individual off-season programs designed by Coach Johnson.

Catchers are getting better every week under Coach Swanson improving their receiving and blocking day by day. The hitters, led by Coach White and Coach Johnson, are fine-tuning their swings and putting in quality reps, wanting to get better every day. The pitchers are excited to commit to their off-season plyo training under Coach Johnson and their dedication and eagerness to improve have already led to significant progress.

Check our social media feeds for pictures, videos and all kinds of updates throughout the off-season.

Other Items:

Congrats to Team Red for winning the Okanagan College Fall World Series. Led by captains, Brendan Luther, Aiden Mordecai, and Elias Erdman, Team Red came out of the round-robin as the number one seed, earning a bye to the finals. In the finals, led by Mordecai on the mound and a complete team effort on offense, Team Red took down Team Black to finish as the 2021 Fall World Series champions.

A quick update on the Okanagan Baseball Survivor Football Pool Fundraiser. We are down to our last 5 members with 8 weeks left. Stay tuned for the winner of that one.

Stay in touch with us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram for updates. Follow the links located on our social media page.

CCBC FALL CHAMPIONS

It was a fantastic weekend of baseball in Kelowna as the CCBC held its Fall Championship. All 8 teams in the CCBC came to play, but it was the Okanagan College Coyotes who came away with the trophy. 

The Coyotes’ weekend started with a close game against the PBA Dawgs that saw OC pull away late with a 7 – 4 victory. In game 2, the Coyotes took it to Edmonton with a 12 -1 win, clinching their spot in the semi-finals. The Coyotes finished their round-robin undefeated with a 4 – 3 win over Vancouver Island University. 

The semi-finals on Sunday night saw Pool A’s first seed OC Coyotes playing against Pool B’s second seed Victoria Golden Tide, while pool B’s first seed Fraser Valley Cascade, who also swept their round robin, faced off against PBA Dawgs.  

First up was OC vs Victoria. It was a back-and-forth game, but the Coyotes never let up. Again, they pulled away late and took the 11 – 5 win. On the other side, Fraser Valley took down PBA 5 – 3 in a nail-biter setting up the finals Monday morning against the Coyotes. 

The final game came down to poise and depth as the Coyotes bats never let up, putting up 12 runs over 9 innings. The pitching staff came up big with a great performance in relief from Maris Brons and some clutch innings from Jesse Poniewozik to shut the door. It was a great team effort, and the Okanagan College Coyotes came away with the CCBC Fall Championship with a final score of 12 – 5

Up next for the Coyotes is the Fall World Series. Follow us on our social media for updates.

CCBC Fall Championship

2021 Fall Championship Schedule hosted by Okanagan College in Kelowna, BC

Friday October 8th

11:30am-  University of Fraser Valley vs Thompson Rivers University

2:30pm- Edmonton Collegiate vs Vancouver Island University

5:30pm- University of Calgary vs Victoria Collegiate

8:30pm- Okanagan College vs Prairie Baseball Academy

Saturday October 9th

9:00am- University of Fraser Valley vs Victoria Collegiate

12:30pm- University of Calgary vs Thompson Rivers University

4:00pm- Prairie Baseball Academy vs Vancouver Island University

7:30pm- Okanagan College vs Edmonton Collegiate

Sunday October 10th

9:00am- Prairie Baseball Academy vs Edmonton Collegiate

9:15am- @ Boucherie Field, West Kelowna,  Thompson Rivers University vs Victoria Collegiate

12:15pm- @ Boucherie Field, West Kelowna, University of Calgary vs University of Fraser Valley

12:30pm- Okanagan College vs Vancouver Island University

4:00pm- Semi Final # 1. Pool A # 1 vs Pool B # 2

7:30pm- Semi Final # 2. Pool A # 2 vs Pool B # 1

Monday October 11th 

8:30am- Pool A # 3 vs Pool B # 3- Consolation

8:30am- @Boucherie Field, West Kelowna, Pool A # 4 vs Pool B # 4- Consolation

12:00pm- Championship Game- Semi Final Winners

Okanagan MLB Playoff Pool Challenge

The Coyotes and Junior Coyotes are joining with the Okanagan Athletics for another fundraiser and are looking for your support.

Who will win it all? Pick the winners from each round of the MLB playoffs (AL and NL) and in how many games for your chance to win. Ex:

Round 1:

Houston over White Sox in 3 games

Tampa Bay over New York/Boston in 4 games

Atlanta over Brewers in 5 games

San Francisco over Dodgers/St Louis in 3 games

 

Round 2

Houston over Tampa in 7

San Francisco over Atlanta in 6

WORLD SERIES

San Francisco over Houston in 5

 

Winner will get 50% of the pot and if there is a tie, the winners will either split the pot or a tie-breaker will be implemented going into the World Series.

Send your picks for ALL ROUNDS and e-transfer 25$ to: junioryotes@gmail.com

Password: Fundraiser

Picks and payment need to be in by Thursday October 7th by 12:00pm.

Get your picks in before it’s too late!

 

Kelowna Fall Invitational Weekend

It was a great weekend for our program after the success of the Kelowna Fall Invitational Tournament. The weather was fantastic, and we were able to get all 28 games in across all three fields. The competition level was very high, and the Coyotes showed up to play on both sides of the ball.

The Coyotes took the 4 -2 win against North Shore in their first game of the tournament. They followed that up with an 11 -2 win against Chilliwack on Friday and then an 8 – 0 win under the lights against Vauxhall. To finish off the tournament on Saturday, the Coyotes put up 18 on the bucks to finish 4 – 0.

We would like to thank all the teams, players, and coaches who participated in this tournament and to wish them well in the rest of their fall season. Also, a big shout out to the many fans and their support in our fundraiser. Lastly, a big thank you to our sponsors and volunteers for their hard work over a long weekend.

To cap off the weekend, on Sunday, the Coyotes took on TRU in a doubleheader at Elks and kept their winning streak going. They took game one 9 – 3 with an offence led by McCoy Pearce and Conrad Timmerman who hit a big solo blast to put the game out of reach. In game two the Coyotes pitching staff dominated by committee with a 4 – 0 shutout.

Coming up, the Yotes will have games against the Okanagan Athletics, and a double header with Vancouver Island University Mariners. On the weekend, the Coyotes will be playing a double header against Fraser Valley as well as the October Fall Invitational being hosted at Elks Stadium.

Check our social media feed for updates on the schedule.