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.

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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.

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Coyotes Split Opening Weekend

The Coyotes kicked off the 2015 CCBC regular season on Friday.  Game one of the series didn’t work out the way the Coyotes had hoped.  Marcus Drewry was slapped with a 9-1 loss after the University of Calgary Dinos had 17 hits.

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Brennan Reidy (Senior, INF, Moose Jaw, SK) hits walk off single to finished the weekend. Photo courtesy of John Pentland

Game two on the weekend versus the same Dinos team saw Joel Lamont pick up his first win of the season with a 7-2 score.  The Coyotes scored 4 runs in the bottom of the first and never looked back adding one more in the 3rd and 2 in the 5th.  Aaron Barrett had 2 hits while Jared Frew went 3-4 scoring 3 times.  The Coyotes had 14 hits in the game.

Game three of the weekend had the Coyotes against the PBA Dawgs.  Austin Orsted scattered 8 hits surrendering 4 earned runs on route to a 5- 4 loss.  Coyotes had chances late in the game to tie but where unable to capitalize.   Braden Heyland was 3-5 , Logan Wedgewood was 2-3, while Brennan Reidy was 2-4.  Will Russell worked 3 shutout innings in relief.

The weekend wrapped up in exciting fashion.  Cole Parusinni threw a complete game win, working 7 innings giving up 4 hits 2 runs, 1 earned walking 2 and striking out 6.  In the bottom of the 7th Davis Todosichuk was hit by pitch to lead off the inning before Tony Rattigan sacrificed him over, Jared Frew pinch hit and was walked.  Tony Olson grounded to short where an errored occured opening the door for bases loaded with 1 out for Brennan Reidy.  Reidy delivered a single to right field to walk off.

Logan Wedgewood was 1-3 on the day.

Next up for the Coyotes is a weekend series in Kamloops with the Thompson Rivers University Wolfpack and University of Calgary Dinos.  Games are Saturday at 12:00 and 3:00pm.

 

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Coyotes Open Regular Season

The Okanagan College Coyotes baseball team will host the University of Calgary Dinos and Prairie Baseball Academy Dawgs this Friday through Sunday at Elks Stadium.  Friday at 6:00pm the Coyotes will kick off the 2015 Canadian College Baseball Conference regular season.Logo for White Shirt

“We are excited to start conference play, we have been planning and working extremely hard to get to this Friday and push for a conference championship.” says Head Coach Geoff White.  The Coyotes are currently riding a 13 game home winning streak at Elks Stadium.  “It has been nice to be at home and to be playing solid baseball and having great weather always help.” adds White. “We still are not content though and constantly working to be better, we know that the regular season is going to be a battle, so we are preparing.”

The Coyotes have been led by newcomer Tony Olson (Freshman, INF, Edmonton, AB) who is hitting at a tremendous .429 clip in the preseason, along with Brandon Graham (Junior, OF, Prince George, BC) hitting .419 and Brennan Reidy (Senior, INF, Moose Jaw, SK) hitting .371.  It just hasn’t been those three however,  there are nine other players hitting above .300.  “Top to bottom in our line up we have had different guys contribute in a variety of ways, and one of the reasons we have had recent success.” says White

CCBC teams will all be at Elks Stadium March 25-27

Pitching has been another part of the streak.  Senior Marcus Drewry (RHP, Parksville, BC) has been leading the pitching staff with a 2.16 E.R.A through 25 innings and also picking up 4 wins.  Cole Parusinni (Sophomore, RHP, Coquitlam, BC) has been right there with him holding a 1.78 E.R.A through 15 and 2/3 innings.  “Our staff has been tough lately, Drewry, Parusinni, Lamont, Orsted and Becking have been doing a solid job throwing strikes.” says White.

The weekend gets started Friday at 6:00pm as the Coyotes host OC Student appreciation night at Elks Stadium.

Weekend Schedule:

Friday:

6:00pm- Coyotes vs UofC

Saturday:

12:00- Coyotes vs UofC

3:00- UofC vs PBA

6:00- Coyotes vs PBA

Sunday:

10:00- UofC vs PBA

1:00- Coyotes vs PBA

 

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Coyotes Wrap up Non Conference Schedule

The Coyotes put the finishing touches on the non conference schedule over the past weekend with a 5 game sweep.  Currently riding a 13 game home winning streak the Coyotes will open up the regular season on Friday night against the University of Calgary at 6:00pm.

“We have been playing solid baseball lately.” says Head Coach Geoff White. “We have been getting quality pitching for the most part, been swinging the bats much better and executing at situational hitting.”

Weekend leaders over the course of the five game set were:

Tony Olson- 4-8, 3 doubles, 5 stolen base
Braden Heyland- 6-12, 3 Runs, 4 RBI
Brandon Graham- 6-9, double, 5 runs, 2 RBI
Bryan Elias- 4-8, triple, run, 4 RBI
Austin Orsted- 5.1IP, 1ER, 1 H, 6 K
Marcus Drewry- 7IP, 1 R, 3 H, 7 K
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Drewry Complete Game Win

Marcus Drewry picked up a win Saturday night with a complete game effort. He scattered 4 hits with 7 strikeouts.  Brandon Graham and Braden Heyland was 2-3 as the Yotes scored 6 runs on 8 hits.  Sunday is last day of preseason with a double header starting at 1030am

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Coyotes Win Friday Opener

With 20 hits and 13 runs the Coyotes took the first game of the weekend series with Edmonton.  Austin Orsted worked 5 and 1/3 innings to pick up his third win of the season.  Joel Lamont, Will Russell and Bo Meiklejohn worked out of the bullpen.  Tyler Pentland had 4 hits while Joey Gladman went 2-3 with a walk and two hit by pitch.  

Next up is 3:00pm game with the Okanagan Athletics followed by a rematch with Edmonon at 6:00

Sunday schedule has been changed to 10:30 and 1:00pm vs Edmonton



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Weekend Preview

 

The Okanagan College Coyotes will host the Edmonton Prospects and Okanagan Athletics for a five game set starting Friday night.  The Coyotes are coming off a four game sweep of the Eastern Washington University Eagles where they outscored their opponent 37-3.
Austin Orsted will get the start on Friday night game against Edmonton, time is set for 6:00pm.  The Coyotes are led at the plate by Tony Olson, Brennan Reidy and Davis Todosichuk.  The three combined over the weekend to go 16-25, 12 runs, 9 RBI and 5 extra base hits.
Weekend Schedule:
Friday
Coyotes vs Edmonton 6:00pm
Saturday
Okanagan Athletics vs Edmonton 12:00
Coyotes vs Okanagan Athletics 3:00pm
Coyotes vs Edmonton 6:00pm
Sunday
Okanagan Athletics vs Edmonton 9:30am
Coyotes vs Edmonton- 12:00
Coyotes vs Okanagan Athletics- 2:30
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Coyotes Sweep Weekend

The Okanagan College Coyotes opened their home schedule on over the past weekend under sunny skies.  The Coyotes jumped all over the Eastern Washington University Eagles out scoring them 37-3. Elks
“It was a very good weekend.  We competed on the mound, in the field and at the plate.  It was nice to see guys up and down the lineup contributing.” says Head Coach Geoff White
Marcus Drewry (3-1) picked up his third win of the season going six strong innings scattering only 4 hits in the weekend opener on Saturday.  Tony Olson was 2-3 with 2 runs, Brennan Reidy was 1-3 with a triple and Bryan Elias was 1-3 scoring twice.  Alex Russell worked a scoreless inning in relief
Game two on Saturday saw Joel Lamont (1-1) pick up a win with five innings work while giving up three hit and striking out six.  Tony Olson and Jared Frew had two hits while Brennan Reidy was a perfect 3-3.  Freshman Davis Todosichuk was 3-4 with a double, 2 runs and 2 RBI.
Sunday started with Brett Flemming (1-1) picking up his first win of the season.  Cole Parusinni and Mitchell St Laurent had scoreless innings out the bullpen.  Jared Dulabe went 3-3 with 3 runs, while Tyler Pentland went 3-4 with 4 RBI.  Reidy also added another two hits.
The weekend wrapped up with a much closer game which finished 5-1.  Austin Orsted (1-2) worked four scoreless along with Wyatt Hummel and Brandon Becking throwing a shutout inning each.   Joel Lamont and Davis Todosichuk both went 2-3, while Todosichuk drove in 3 RBI.
“It was nice to see some guys breakout at the plate and our pitching staff did a great job from first pitch tell last, it was a solid team effort all weekend.” finished White.
Weekend standouts.
Brennan Reidy, 6-10, 4 Runs, 2B, 3B, 1 RBI, SB
Tyler Pentland, 4-7, 5 RBI
Davis Todosichuk, 5-7, 2B, 3B, 6 Runs, 5 RBI, 2SB
Jared Dulaba- 5-6, 4 Runs, 3BB
Tony Olson 5-8, 2B, 2 Runs, 3RBI, BB, SB
Marcus Drewry 6IP, 4H, 0 Runs, 5K, 1 BB
Joel Lamont- 5 IP, 3 H, 6K
The Coyotes will now shift focus to next weekend as they welcome the Edmonton Prospects to Elks Stadium for a 3 game set before the CCBC conference season begins.  Game times next weekend are:
Friday @ 6:00pm
Saturday @ 6:00pm
Sunday @ Noon

 

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