Summer Update

Several members of the Coyotes were called by the Kelowna Falcons to finish out the year with them.  Brandon Graham, Ryo Shishido, Zach Burlon, Marcus Drewry, and Brock Chilton were added to the roster for the last 6 games of the season.

WMBL

Garret Wiese had a big night as the Medicine Hat Mavericks advanced to the WMBL Championship for the second straight year.  Wiese went 3-5 with 3RBI including game winning RBI in game 4 vs Okotoks.

BC Senior League

Several members of the Coyotes went 1-2 at BC Senior provincials in Trail during the August long weekend.  The Kelowna Jays were eliminated after the round robin.

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Summer Playoffs

Their will be a host of Coyotes making a bid at their respective playoffs come the August long weekend.

WMBL (wmbl.ca)

Garrett Wiese(Medicine Hat Mavericks) and Brennan Reidy(Moose Jaw Express) will square off against each of in the first round of playoffs.

BC Senior Men’s Provincials (ballcharts.com/bcseniorbaseball)

The Kelowna Jays who head to Trail to make a run at the Provincial Championship.  Ryo Shishido, Brandon Graham, Braeden Heyland, Brock Chilton, Marcus Drewry, Paul Perversoff, and Zach Burlon will be hoping to make some noise.

West Coast League  (www.westcoastleague.com)

Joel Lamont went 7 strong innings against the first place Yakima Valley Pippins August 2nd.  Lamont would surrender two runs in the first inning to turn around and throw 6 shutout.  He would be strapped with the loss as the last place Falcons couldn’t muster much offense.

 

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Summer Update

wmbl_logoThe Coyotes are spread out across the country for the summer playing in a variety of leagues.  Here is a quick update on the Yotes in the WMBL.

Garrett Wiese-3B- Medicine Hat Mavericks- .253, 5-2B, 1-HR, 11RBI,12BB, 7HPB, .404 OBP

Derek Shedden-SS- Edmonton Prospects- .276,2-2B, 11RBI, 23BB, 5HBP, .437 OBP

Brennan Reidy-2B- Moose Jaw Express- .108, 1HR, 4RBI, 2BB

 

 

 

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Coyotes On The Big Bike

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Two pitchers from the Coyotes’ roster took part in the Heart and Stroke Foundation’s Big Bike on Thursday.

Tanner Collins and Zach Burlon were part of Ryan Watters’ Okanagan Sports Network team that raised $2,045 for the Heart and Stroke Foundation.

Burlon was the team’s top fundraiser, raising $275.

In all, 20 athletes joined the team from various sports teams, schools and organizations. The Kelowna Rockets, Kelowna Falcons, Okanagan Athletics, Mount Boucherie Secondary, UBC Okanagan, Kelowna Chiefs, Kelowna Christian School and West Kelowna Warriors were all represented.

Thank you to all who donated.

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Season Wrap Up

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After a 15-13 regular season, the Coyotes qualified as the third seed for the Canadian College Baseball Conference (CCBC) championship tournament.

After finishing 2-2 through the round robin of the tournament, the Yotes matched up with the PBA Dawgs in the quarterfinal, only to fall 8-7.  The Dawgs went on to win their fourth consecutive title.

This season also sees the end of Garrett Wiese’s career, a senior who started all but four games over his four year career.

Head Coach Geoff White talks about the tournament and the season as a whole with Ryan Watters (@ryan2tswatters).

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Coyotes Season Ends

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Seven runs in the final two innings on Sunday ultimately leads to the end of the Coyotes season as they fall 8-7 to the Prairie Baseball Academy Dawgs in the quarterfinal of the CCBC championship tournament.

Both the Coyotes and Dawgs traded single runs in the first inning.   Yotes’ starter Joel Lamont (pictured) then shutdown the three time defending champs for the next three innings.

Meanwhile the Coyotes offense went to work scoring twice in the top of the second inning, then three times in the fourth.

The Dawgs finally got to Lamont in the fifth, as the right hander gave up three runs, to bring them within two with a 6-4 score.

The Coyotes offense responded with a run in the top of the sixth, restoring the three run lead.

However in the bottom of the inning Lamont allowed two more runs, before being pulled in favour of Marcus Drewry.  The pitching change didn’t seem to bother the Dawgs as they scored two more off Drewry, both unearned.

In his final collegiate game Garrett Wiese helped lead the charge with a pair of hits and two RBIs.  Tyler Pentland recorded two RBIs and Aaron Barrett and Braedan Heyland each had two hits.

The Coyotes out hit the Dawgs 9-5, but three defensive errors at key times did not help matters.

Following their game with the Coyotes, the Dawgs advanced to the title game, beating the VIBI Mariners 6-5 in the semi-final.

The Dawgs then won their fourth straight CCBC title after beating the top ranked TRU Wolfpack 5-1, who received a bye to the championship game after the round robin.

The Coyotes headed home following their loss to the Dawgs.

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Coyotes Stay Alive

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Saturday was a good day for the Coyotes, who say alive at the Canadian College Baseball Conference (CCBC) Championship tournament with a 5-2 win over the University of Calgary Dinos.

Even before they took the field on Saturday, the Coyotes won the right to host the CCBC Championship tournament in the spring of 2016 and 2017.  It’ll be the first time Kelowna has hosted such a tournament.

With this news fresh in their mind, the Coyotes and specially starter Zach Burlon (pictured) were on a mission against the Dinos with their season on the line.

After Burlon allowed a run in the top of the first, the offense went to work, scoring twice in the bottom half of the inning.  Garrett Wiese collected an RBI ground out to score Derek Shedden, before Bryan Elias scored on a throwing error.

Then in the third the Coyotes scored three times on the Dinos sloppy defense.   Elias scored on an error, and then Wiese scored on a wild pitch.  Two batters later Brandon Graham then scored on an error.  In all, the Dinos committed five errors in the inning and seven over the course of the game.

The Coyotes and two other teams finished the round robin with 2-2 records.  Because of that, the Coyotes will need to play three games on Sunday in order to win the championship.   First they’ll face the PBA Dawgs on Sunday at noon in a quarterfinal.   Joel Lamont will start.

If the Yotes win, they’ll face the VIBI Mariners in the semi-final at 3:00pm.   If they win that game, they will match up with the TRU Wolfpack in the title game at 6:00pm.  One loss sends the Coyotes home.

Friday night the Coyotes fell 6-5 to the Dawgs in extra innings, despite out hitting them 9-7.

During the regular season Lamont faced the Dawgs twice and finished with a no decision in both games.  His ERA against the Dawgs is 2.26, allowing seven runs on 11 hits, while striking out 10.  His only appearance during the championship tournament was against the Mariners on Friday, throwing 1.2 innings, striking out four.

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Coyotes Drop a Friday Pair

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The Coyotes suffered two losses on Friday at the CCBC Championship tournament in Lethbridge.

Friday morning the Coyotes fell 5-3 to the VIBI Mariners, Tanner Collins was hit the loss.

The Mariners scored twice in the first and third, before the Coyotes answered with a pair of runs in the home half of the fourth.  Troy Fisher collecting a two-out, two-run single.

Tyler Pentland drove in a single run in the sixth inning to pull the Coyotes to within two, however that’s as close as they would come.

In the night cap the Coyotes faced the PBA Dawg and lost 6-5 in extra innings.

The Coyotes scored twice in the fourth when Brandon Graham singled home Bryan Elias, before Garrett Wiese scored an unearned run.

After the Dawgs took the lead in the home half of the fourth, the Coyotes score three times in the sixth to regain the lead.

Once again Graham singled home Elias before Joel Lamont doubled home Graham and Braeden Heyland.

The Coyotes bullpen however couldn’t hold the lead as the Dawgs scored two runs in their final at bat to propel the game into extra innings.  There, the Dawgs scored in the bottom of the ninth off Cole Parusinni to claim the victory.

The Coyotes fall to 1-2 in the CCBC Championship tournament and will face the University of Calgary Dinos on Saturday at 3:00pm MST. It’s their final game in the round robin portion.

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Coyotes Open With Win

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The Coyotes started the Canadian College Baseball Conference (CCBC) championship tournament in Lethbridge strong on Thursday, blasting the Thompson Rivers University Wolfpack 11-3.

After the Wolfpack scored once in the bottom of the first, Coyotes starter Marcus Drewry completely closed the door, throwing a complete game. The First Team All- CCBC allowed just six hits while striking out seven.

The Coyotes offense exploded for four runs in the third, a pair of runs in each of the fifth and sixth, then scored three more in the seventh.

Junior Bryan Elias led the charge with two hits and three RBIs, while Derek Shedden, Braeden Heyland, Joel Lamont and Tyler Pentland each had two hits in the contest.  Heyland also had two RBIs, while Pentland scored three times.

The Coyotes (1-0) will face the Vancouver Island Baseball institute Mariners (1-0) on Friday morning at 10:00am.  Tanner Collins will get the start for the Coyotes. He was 1-0 during the regular season against the Mariners, throwing a complete game on April 13, striking out eight.

Also on Friday the Coyotes will face the three time defending champion Prairie Baseball Academy Dawgs at 8:00pm.  The starter is still to be determined.

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