Record Book Updated

The Coyotes CCBC record book has been updated.  2016 saw a couple of Coyote regular season records fall.

Davis Todosichuk set two new records in 2016, including runs (30) and stolen bases (19 of 22).  He also is now third in batting average at .381.

Other notable records Liam Wyatt set new doubles record with 9, and Brandon Becking now sits in second with 48.2 innings pitched.

2016 also saw some team records fall when the .273 team batting average set in 2009 was eclipsed with .283, which also conicides with teams hits record now sitting at 274, the next closest season was 2013 with 203 hits.

Check out full update on our records page.

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2016 Wrap Season with 40-28 Record

The Coyotes 2016 came to an end in the final of the CCBC National Championships May 15th.  After taking care of the University of Calgary in the Semi finals,14-9 the Coyotes would take on PBA.  In a close game the Dawgs edged out the Coyotes in the bottom of the ninth to win 5-4.

The completion of the season signals the end to three seniors college careers as we say congratulations for four years to Logan Wedgewood-(INF-Edmonton, AB) Mitchell St Laurent-(RHP-Edmonton, AB) and Braden Heyland- (INF- Lethbridge, AB).

The Coyotes finished the 2016 campaign with a 40-28 record on the spring.

 

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Post Season Honors

The Coyotes wrapped up their season with some post season awards from the CCBC.  All conference teams were named and 6 Coyotes were placed.

Davis Todosichuk was the lone first team all conference selection after he hit .380 on the season.

For the second team, Aaron Barrett(OF), Logan Wedgewood(Util), Eric Junnola(INF), Liam Wyatt(INF) and Cole Parusinni (P) were selected after solid 2016 campaigns.

There was also some individual and team awards handed out.  Trevor Lofstrom led the league with 3 homeruns and for the fourth straight year the Coyotes had fewest walks.

 

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Norm Caig Classic Schedule

The 6th Annual Norm Caig Classic Invitational Schedule:

Standings: Updated Below

Thursday:

6:00pm- Athletics vs West Kelowna- Result: Athletics 8- West Kelowna  4

Friday

10:00am- Athletics vs Edmonton- Result: Athletics 8- Edmonton 2

12:30pm- Sherwood Park vs Burnaby- Result: Sherwood Park 6- Burnaby 4

3:00pm- White Rock JR vs Tri City Result:  WR 12- Tri City 2

5:30pm- Vancouver vs Athletics  Result Athletics 7. Vancouver 3

8:00pm- Burnaby vs Cloverdale Prep.  Result. Cloverdale 7 Burnaby 4

Saturday:

8:30am- Sherwood Park vs Tri City. Result Sherwood 10. Tri City 3

11:00am- Cloverdale Prep vs White Rock JR. Result.  Cloverdale 6- WR 0

1:30pm- Burnaby vs White Rock Jr result. White Rock JR 6, Burnaby 5

4:00pm- Cloverdale AAA vs Athletics: Result Athletics 5- Cloverdale AAA 4

7:00pm- Tri City vs Burnaby result. Tri City 8. Burnaby 7

Saturday: @ West Kelowna, Boucherie Field

9:00am- West Kelowna vs Cloverdale AAA. Result. Cloverdale aaa 11- West Kel 3

11:30am- Edmonton vs Vancouver. Result Vancouver 5- Edmonton. 1

2:30pm- Sherwood park vs Cloverdale Prep- Result: Cloverdale Prep 7- Sherwood Park 6

5:30pm- West Kelowna vs Vancouver- Result: West Kelowna 2- Vancouver- 1

Sunday:

8:30am- Edmonton vs Cloverdale AAA- Result: Cloverdale AAA 6- Edmonton- 5

11:00am- Sherwood Park vs White Rock JR- Result White Rock Jr 5-Sherwood Park 1

2:30pm- Vancouver vs Cloverdale AAA- Result: Cloverdale AAA 14- Vancouver 3

5:00pm- West Kelowna vs Edmonton

7:30pm-Tri City vs Cloverdale Prep

Monday:

10:00:  Championship Game- Okanagan Athletics-1st Place Pool A vs Cloverdale Prep 1st Place Pool B

Standings: 

Pool A: Okanagan-(4-0), West Kelowna-(1-2), Edmonton-(0-3), Cloverdale AAA- (3-1), Vancouver ( 1-3)

Pool B: Tri City(1-2), Cloverdale (3-0)Prep, Sherwood Park-(2-2), Burnaby-(0-4), White Rock (3-1).

 

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Coyotes Fall In Final

The Coyotes were one out away from their first National Championship.  The PBA Dawgs rallied with 2 runs in the bottom of the 9th to win the 2016 CCBC Championship.

Brett Flemming and Mitchell St Laurent both threw extremely well in the final which was a close game.

“Both Flemming and St Laurent gave us a shot, they made some big pitches when they needed to, and the defense behind them did their job.” adds Head Coach Geoff White.

Liam Wyatt had a clutch single to drive in two runs, to pull ahead, in the top of the 5th where the Coyotes scored 3 in the inning.  Logan Wedgewood, Braden Heyland, Eric Junnola and Brock Chilton each had hits in the finale.

“It is forsure a tough pill to swallow, to be close and have it slip away, however I am proud of how we played, we battled, did what we worked on all year, quality pitches, make routine plays and quality at bats, with timely hits and it gave us a shot.” fininshes Coach White.

 

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Yotes in Semi

The Coyotes will face the university of Calgary Sunday morning at 10:00am in the CCBC semi final.

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Tournament Time

The CCBC tournament will open up Thursday at noon with PBA taking on UofC. 

Game 2 of the day will have PBA vs TRU at 3:30

Final game of the day will be the Coyotes vs VIBI

All games at Elks Stadium

Friday schedule

10:00. VIBI vs PBA

1:00 OC vs UofC

4:00 VIBI vs PBA

7:00 OC vs TRU

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Final Conference Weekend Preview

The Coyotes will host the Vancouver Island Mariners and Thompson Rivers University Wolfpack May 7th-8th in the final regular season games for 2016.

The Coyotes are coming off a tough weekend in Calgary were TRU swept the two games.

Davis Todosichuk continues to lead the Coyote offense with a near .400 batting average after he went 8-18 over last weekend.  Braden Heyland is coming off a solid weekend going 5-11 with 3 RBI and 5 walks, Jake Fischer had a better weekend as well going 4-11.

On the mound Wyatt Hummel has been working well in relief working 3 scoreless innings along with Bo Meiklejohn throwing 1.2 scoreless.

VIBI is coming off being swept by the PBA Dawgs in Lethbridge.  Saturday night at 6:30pm we will recognize the Coyotes graduating players as this is their last college conference weekend.

Current standings have TRU and the Coyotes tied for 2nd place and VIBI in forth.

Weekend Schedule:

Saturday-

Noon- OC vs TRU

3:00pm- VIBI vs TRU

6:30pm- OC vs VIBI- Senior Night

Sunday:

10:00am- OC vs VIBI

1:00pm- VIBI vs TRU

4:00pm- OC vs TRU

 

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Weekend Recap

The OC Coyotes returned from their last road trip of the 2016 season with disappointment after going 1-3 against the University of Calgary Dinos and the Thompson Rivers University Wolfpack this past weekend. 

In game one, OC faced off against TRU, who sat just one game behind OC before the weekend. Starting pitcher Brandon Becking would again throw a tremendous game against TRU but would come out with the loss as the Coyotes would fall 3-0. Becking would throw 7.1 innings allowing 3 runs on just 6 hits. The Coyotes offense would be held scoreless and could only muster 6 hits while striking out 6 times.

The second game on Saturday would see OC vs U of C, and the Coyotes would come out strong early. With the score 3-2 for OC after the first inning, OC would put up seven runs in the second inning to take a commanding 10-2 lead. The Dinos would try to make the game close by scoring three in the 4th inning and again in the 6th, but OC would continue to score making the final 16-8. Davis Todosichuk would have a huge game at the plate going 4-6 with two RBI and 4 stolen bases. Braeden Heyland and Logan Wedgewood would both go 3-5 and added 5 RBI between them. Starting pitcher Mitchell St. Laurent would throw 6 innings and Wyatt Hummel would finish off the game in relief.

The Coyotes would play against TRU in their first of two games on Sunday. TRU would just out to an early lead scoring seven times in the 2nd inning. OC starting pitcher would only be able to throw two innings as he struggled in the second inning giving up 6 earned runs on 8 hits. The OC offense would have its work cut out for them and would battle back to make the game 11-10, scoring 6 of their 10 runs in the 7th inning, but would not be able to push extra innings. Jake Fischer would be the lone bright spot for the OC offense as he went 2-4 with 4 RBI. Brett Fleming came in relief of Yandeau in the 3rd and would throw 4 innings.

The last game of the weekend would see OC fall 15-10 against U of C. A twelve run 3rd innings would be the Coyotes demise and an amount of runs that is almost insurmountable. OC would commit five errors in the 5rd and seven during the game which made things very difficult for themselves. Cole Parussini would take the loss as he would only throw three innings. OC would try to battle back throughout the game but just could not get enough timely hits. Logan Wedgewood would be 2-3 at the plate and Brock Chilton would have two hits of his own as well as two RBI. Sam Stelnick would come in relief of Parussini and would throw 5.1 innings.

“It was a tough weekend for us in all aspects of the game.” Says Assistant Coach Jared Johnson. “Up until this weekend, our pitching and defense have been our back bone. Sometimes things just don’t go your way and the other teams made us pay. Our offense was once again there for us, but it’s tough to battle back from such big deficits. This is just one hiccup in our season that we will learn from and come back stronger next weekend.”

OC now sits in third place with a 12-12 record.

Next for the Coyotes is their last home stand. They will face off against the VIBI Mariners and TRU Wolfpack this coming weekend and then will be hosting the CCBC Championship which runs from May 11-14, all at Elks Stadium. For more information, please visit www.okanagancollegebaseball.coa.

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Coyotes Wrap Road Schedule

The Coyotes had a tough weekend in Calgary going 1-3 against UofC and TRU in their final road trip of the season. Full weekend recap coming soon

Next up the regular season will finish at home with TRU and Vancouver Island on Saturday and Sunday

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