Photo courtesy of Greystoke Photography
It was a busy weekend for the Coyotes playing six games finishing 3-3, twice winning in their final at bat.
The weekend started with a 3-0 loss to the University of Calgary Dinos at Elks Stadium. Zach Burlon was hit with the loss, throwing six innings allowing three unearned runs, three hits and three strikeouts. The offense only managed one hit, as Brennan Reidy broke up the no-hitter.
In the night cap on Friday night the Coyotes turned the tables on the Dinos and shut them out 3-0. Austin Orsted recorded the win, fanning four and allowing just two hits. Mitchell St. Laurent picked up the save.
Bryan Elias tripled and scored a run. Logan Wedgewood collected a pair of hits and two steals. Braeden Heyland finished with two hits, a run and two steals.
On Saturday the Coyotes faced the Thompson Rivers University (TRU) Wolfpack and fell 4-2. Jason Merz was hit with the loss after four innings of work and three earned runs, four hits and four strikeouts. Zach Yandeau came out of the pen and threw three shutout innings.
Jared Frew and Reidy both had an RBI doubles.
On Sunday, the Yotes played three games. In the morning they faced the Dinos again and beat them 8-7 thanks to a seventh inning, game winning hit from Rio Shishido, driving in Brandon Graham. Shishido finished with two hits, two steals and was hit by a pitch. Wedgewood and Bo Meiklejohn also had two hits each.
Cole Parussini collected a no decision despite four strikeouts in four innings of work. St. Laurent got the win, throwing two innings and striking out one.
Sunday afternoon the Coyotes collected their second 8-7 victory, again in their last at bats. Joel Lamont worked a bases loaded walk in the bottom of the seven recording the win. Lamont also got the win on the bump, throwing two innings and striking out two in relief.
Reidy and Wedgewood each had two hits and two runs score. Wedgewood collected a pair of RBIs as well.
Brandon Becking started and left with a no decision, throwing three innings, scattering three hits. Brett Fleming pitched two shutout innings.
In the final game of the weekend the Coyotes fell 8-3 to the Okanagan Athletics. Wyatt Hummel took the loss allowing three runs on just two hits in two innings of work. He did strikeout four.
Brock Chilton and Jared Dulaba each finished with two hits and a double.
The Coyotes will host the Athletics again on Wednesday, before their Alumni game on Thursday evening at 6:30pm at Elks Stadium.