Survivor Pool Champion!

We have found our last survivor! After 11 weeks of play, we finally have our winner for the 2021 Okanagan Baseball NFL Survivor Pool. Congratulations go out to our very own, Adrian Orioli for out lasting the competition with his final pick being the New England Patriots over the Tennessee Titans.

From the OC Coyotes, the Okanagan Athletics and the Junior Coyotes, a big thank you goes out to all of those who participated and donated to our programs. Without your support, our programs wouldn’t be where we are today.

Congrats Adrian!

For updates on future events, fundraisers, and competitions, continues to check out our websites as well as our social media feeds.

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.

Coyotes Baseball is Back

We Are Back!

The Okanagan Coyotes are back! September 1st marked the beginning of what is shaping up to be an exciting fall season. We have a promising group or players out this year with a good mix of returners and freshman who are eager to get back on the field. After another year cut short, the Coyotes are looking to come out strong with a loaded fall schedule highlighted by the CCBC Fall Championship being hosted here in Kelowna from October 8th – 11th at historical Elks Stadium.

“We’re looking forward to another chance at winning a championship this year and facing quality competition again,” says Aiden Mordecai (RHP, Langley, BC).

Mordecai will be looking to set the tone on the mound this year along with other returners, Adam Sarafinchan (RHP, Kelowna, BC), Chris Wyslobocki (RHP, Etobicoke, ON), and Austin Brown (RHP, Powell River, BC). Brendan Luther (INF, Toronto, ON) and Nolan King (OF, Regina, SK) will be leading our offence with a solid group of returners and freshman right behind them.

Opening day will be Friday September 10th, a double header against Fraser Valley University followed by a four game set against the Okanagan Athletics. Another big weekend for the Coyotes will be the Fall Invitational Tournament taking place September 23rd – 26th in Kelowna against some of the best competition in western Canada.

Additional games throughout the fall include sets against Vancouver Island University, Thompson Rivers University, Langley Blaze, and more against UFV and the Athletics.

Follow us here or on our social media (Twitter, Instagram, Facebook) for updates on the season.

Warman, SK Product Signs

-December 12th, 2020, Kelowna, BC

The Okanagan College Coyotes are pleased to announce the commitment of right handed pitcher Chantze Paul for the 2021-2022 season.

The Warman, SK product is the third commitment to be announced this fall as the Coyotes add to their roster.

“We are excited for Paul to join our program, he is a big physical right handed pitcher that we believe has a lot of potential,” says Head Coach Geoff White. “We like how his secondary pitches are developing, and there is an solid base of fundamentals.”

Saskatchewan has sent its fair share of players out west to Kelowna.  Currently there are seven players that come from the prairie province, Conrad Timmerman, Kaden Dore, Ryland Gabruck, Maris Brons, Nolan King, Logan Campbell, and Gavin Wuschke.

The 6’3, 225 lb’er is coming out of the Saskatoon Giants Midget AAA program which competes in the highest level in the province.

Stay tuned for more player announcements and follow us on Twitter and Instagram