Joel Lamont keeps throwing up quality starts for the Kelowna Falcons of the West Coast League. July 23rd Lamont picked up a no decision, going 8 innings giving up 2 hits, 0 runs, 2 walks, and 6 punchouts vs the Walla Walla Sweets. His E.R.A has moved to 2.08 and holds a 3-1 record.
The right handed pitcher from White Rock, B.C. has only given up 5 earned runs in his last 25 and 2/3rd innings putting him in the top 10 in the WCL, and one of the top arms for the Falcons.
“Joel has three solid pitches than when he can command them he is tough. It doesn’t surprise me he has had some brilliant outings. I am happy to see he is consistently competing at a high level every start right now” says Head Coach Geoff White.
The West Coast League is considered one of the top 5 summer college league circuits in North America. It has been the proving grounds for numerous Major League players and typically over 70+ draft picks every year with multiple picks in the top 2-3 rounds.
Jared Frew- Junior, Infielder, Okotoks, AB
The Coyotes players have left for the summer to either home or summer teams. Here is a list of where players are at in Western Canada
Edmonton Prospects- WMBL
Moose Jaw Millers- WMBL
Kelowna Falcons- West Coast League
Kelowna Jays- BC Mens League
Burnaby Bulldogs- BC Men’s League
Coquitlam Angels- BC Men’s League
Prince George Grays- BC Men’s League
Congrats to the White Rock Junior Tritons on winning the Norm Caig Invitational. In a close final game against the Okanagan Athletics the Tritons scored 2 runs in the bottom of the sixth to pull ahead.
Final Standings Of the NCI
1. White Rock
7. Tri City
8. West Kelowna
Thanks to all the players, coaches, parents and fans over the weekend. With weather making it difficult we ultimately pulled off a competitive tournament. See you next year.
8:00am- West Kelowna vs Tri City
10:15- Cloverdale vs Vanouver
12:30- Coquitlam vs Kamloops
2:45- Okanagan vs White Rock
10:00am. We are still delayed until further notice. Update coming at noon.
due to wet conditions games will be delayed. Updated times will be posted when information comes in. Updated standings coming as well
The Okanagan Athletics won 9-1 over the West Kelowna Diamondbacks in opening game action on Thursday night. Games resume at 4:30 on Friday with White Rock vs Tri City at 4:30 and Athletics vs Coquitlam at 7:00pm
The Coyotes came up short at the CCBC National Championships with a 4-3 loss to the VIBI Mariners at Spitz Field in semi final action. Brandon Becking was solid on the mound scattering 4 hits over 6 innings work, Jason Merz worked two scoreless in relief. Brennan Reidy and Davis Todosichuk each had two hits for the offense.
“It was a tough loss, to come up short and have chances. Brandon threw well and gave us a chance.” adds Head Coach Geoff White. “Obviously we never want to finish the season with a loss, but it has been a good year as we finished 34-29 overall.” Entire season recap and overview will be coming soon.
Jared Frew scores the winning run against UofC in round robin action. Photo courtesy of John Pentland
This wraps the season for the Coyotes and say congratulations to four outstanding seniors that will be missed. Tyler Pentland, Marcus Drewry, Bryan Elias and Brennan Reidy have been outstanding contributors to the Coyote family over the past four years.
“We are losing 4 key players to graduation that will be tough to be replace, all have been great teammates, contributors and competitors.” says White.
The Coyotes will now take the summer off until September when they open fall camp. Many players will be heading to summer teams where they will continue to get opportunities further their careers. Keep posted to the website over the summer as we update on where and how players are doing.
The Coyotes were down to there last three outs versus University of Calgary in the last game of the round robin before scoring 3 runs in the bottom of the 7th to tie the game. Mike Rogers off the bench had a clutch double to score 2 runs before Tony Rattigan drove him in to tie the game. Mitchell St Laurent worked a scoreless extra inning to pick up the win.
In the bottom of the 8th Jared Frew singled to lead off, Jared Dulaba sacrificed him to second. Davis Todosichuk was then intentionally walked before Mike Rogers hit a ground ball to third when the UofC third basemen made a error to load the bases. Tyler Pentland delivered the winning RBI with a fly ball to centerfield to score Frew.
Coyotes will now advance to the semi final against the Vancouver Island Baseball Institute Mariners at 10:00am on Sunday.
Logan Wedgewood had two hits in the last round robin game. Photo courtesy of John Pentland
the Coyotes jumped out to a 5-0 lead in the first and never looked back. Marcus Drewry turned in a complete game effort surrendering 2 runs in the bottom of the 7th. Davis Todosichuk and Jared Dulaba each had two RBI to lead the offense. Next up is a match up with VIBI Friday at 12:30