Outfielder James Matthews returns for his second year with the Coyotes this spring.
The Port Coquitlam native, saw limited action last spring, recording just three RBIs. This coming spring he’ll be looked upon to produce for the Coyotes in various situations.
The Coyotes are training for the spring season in the new KU Bubble, and that’s where Ryan Watters (@ryan2tswatters) caught up with Matthews.
The Coyotes are pleased to announce that former pitcher and Kelowna native Mike Monster has signed a Minor League Baseball contract with the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim.
Monster signed the contract on Monday after meeting with area scout Don Archer. Details of the contract have not been released.
He becomes the first Coyote ever to sign a MLB contract.
The 6’3 righty played one season with the Coyotes; 2012. He finished 2-2 with a 2.57 ERA and recorded a save. In 28 innings, Monster struck out 35 and allowed just eight runs. During a recent session at Elks Stadium, Monster was consistently throwing 92mph.
Coyotes Head Coach Geoff White says, “Mike has been a talented pitcher since I first saw him in high school. ”
Monster will continue to train with the current Coyotes roster until spring training begins in March.
He talks with Ryan Watters (@ryan2tswatters) about the signing …
Second baseman Brennen Reidy returns for his third year with the Coyotes this spring.
The Moose Jaw native hit .256 last season in 43 at bats. He had 11 hits, two doubles and 10 walks.
The Coyotes are training for the spring season in the new KU Bubble, and that’s where Ryan Watters (@ryan2tswatters) caught up with Reidy …
The Coyotes are very excited about the new KU Bubble that recently opened this week in the south end of Kelowna. The new indoor facility is 135′ X 220′ which allows the Coyotes to have a full infield and lots of space to complete more comprehensive winter practices.
Kelowna native James Ward in a freshman with the Okanagan College Coyotes baseball club and is fitting in nicely with Geoff White’s team.
Last season with the Athletics, he hit .250 with 35 hits, three doubles and two triples in 140 at bats. Over the course of 47 games, Ward collected 18 RBIs, and 18 stolen bases.
Ryan Watters (@ryan2tswatters) talks with James to get his thoughts on the fall in 2013 …
Team Red walked off in the bottom of the 9th in Game four of the Fall World Series to win 5-4. Jared Dulaba (Inf, Freshman, Port Coquitlam) hit an RBI single with the bases loaded and two outs to clinch the title.
This concludes the fall season where the Coyotes finished with a 20-6 record.
The Coyotes host their 4th Annual 100 Inning baseball game on Sunday at Elks Stadium beginning at 10am.
The game is a fundraiser for the program as the money is used for scholarships, travel, uniforms and equipment.
Head Coach Geoff White breaks his players into two teams; Red and Black. In the past games have become heated as players want to win….the losers of this game must run Knox Mountain.
Ryan Watters talks with Coach White …
The Coyotes will face the Thompson Rivers University (TRU) Wolfpack this weekend in a home and home to conclude the competitive portion of their fall schedule.
The Coyotes and Wolfpack will play on Saturday afternoon at 1pm in Kamloops in game one of the home and home. Then Sunday afternoon at 1pm they’ll meet for the final time this fall at Elks Stadium.
Two weeks ago these two clubs faced in other twice in the Coyotes’ Fall Invitational tournament. The Coyotes shutout the Wolfpack 4-0 in game one behind a complete game shutout tossed by veteran lefty Zach Burlon.
In game two the Wolfpack defeated the Yotes 5-1.
Depending on weather the Coyotes will play their annual intersquad Fall World Series beginning on Tuesday. Head Coach Geoff White will split his team into “Red” and “Black” and they will play a Best of 5.
On Sunday October 27 the Coyotes will host their “100 Inning Game” fundraiser at Elks Stadium beginning at 10:00am.
Meet Coyotes catcher and business student Clay Davis. The Edmonton native tells us his favourite Major League team, why he became a catcher as he talks with Ryan Watters (@ryan2tswatters)
The Okanagan College Coyotes hosted their annual alumni game on Thursday night at Elks Stadium with the current Coyotes beating the alumni 14-3.
“It was lots of fun with lots of laughs,” said Head Coach Geoff White. It was a big step for our program to have that many players coming back to play in this game.”
Local talent Mike Monster was impressive on the bump for the alumni side throwing 94mphs on a consistent basis. Cody Valgardson who played with the Coyotes in their inaugural year, 2008 finished 4-5 to lead the alumni side.
The Coyotes will take Thanksgiving weekend off to spend with their families, then prepare for a home and home with TRU weather permitting the following weekend.
The annual “100 Inning Fundraiser Game” is scheduled for Sunday October 27th beginning at 10:00am.
Watch Monster hit 94mph on the gun…