Sportsnets Gregg Zaun will be coming to Kelowna Thursday January 14th. The 16 year MLB veteran and colourful anaylist for the Blue Jays will be speaking at the Okanagan College Center For Learning Atrium. The Coyotes have teamed up with the Okanagan Athletics to bring you this fundraising event. The Canadian Brewhouse has also partnered and will be providing appy’s and drinks. There will be lots of great door prizes, silent auction items and much more. Come support local baseball!
Date: January 14th, 2016
Location: Okanagan College Center for Learning Atrium
Tickets are available online by clicking HERE
Two of the Okanagan College Coyotes will be staying in Kelowna for the summer with the Kelowna Falcons of the West Coast League.
Local product Davis Todosichuk and Port Coquitlam native Cole Parusinni will don a Falcons uniform. Todosichuk is a 5’9 centerfielder entering his sophomore year with the Coyotes, while Parusinni is a 6’1 right handed pitcher entering his Junior season.
RHP Cole Parusinni
Todosichuk hit .240 in 2015 with an OBP of .377 and hit .308 in playoffs. “Davis has the tools that can change games, he is an extremely strong fielder, has a strong arm and can be a threat on the base paths.” says Head Coach Geoff White.
Parusinni had a break out year that saw him recognized as CCBC first team all conference. His 2.36 E.R.A was 4th best on the conference, his opponents average was .236 and a WHIP of 1.16 was 2nd best amoung CCBC starters.
“Cole competes on the mound. He has the ability to throw three pitches for strikes and his changeup is a plus pitch. He has turned himself into the leader of the pitching staff and has made significant strides each year.” adds White.
The Kelowna Falcons made their first run to the West Coast League championship series in 2015. The West Coast League is considered one of the top summer colleigate leagues in North America that typically has 75+ players drafted each year. Twelve teams compete in a professional style schedule of 56 games over the course of two and a half months.
These two will add to the growing list of Coyotes wearing the Falcons uniforms over the years. 2015 had RHP Joel Lamont who held the 6th best ERA of 2.44, and was top ten in other catergories. Other Coyotes that have been with the Falcons are, current players, Brandon Graham, Ryo Shishido, Brock Chilton, Zach Burlon, Tanner Collins. Current Coyotes graduate assistants Bryan Elias and Tyler Pentland also played for the Falcons
The Coyotes in coordination with the local minor baseball associations have announced the 2016 Winterball schedule. These programs will start in January and run through March. The Capital News Center will be the main facility and offer a great place for players to develop new skills over the winter months. Visit the Winterball page for more information on programs and registration information.
The Coyotes annual fall world series will continue tonight at 7:00pm at Elks Stadium. Team Red is currently ahead in the series 2-1 over Team Black.
Tuesday Oct 27- 7:00pm
Wednesdat Oct 28- 7:00pm
Thursday Oct 29- TBA
Friday Oct 30- TBA
The Okanagan College Coyotes and the Okanagan Athletics are hosting a Blue Jays Fundraising evening on Monday October 19th at Rusty’s Steakhouse. For $25.00 you get Burger, Fries and drink and get to support these two programs. Go Blue Jays
Blue Jays Fundraiser Information
Carson Thorne, alumni from 2011 will be patroling third base
The Coyotes will match up against there predecessors tonight as the current Coyotes host the Coyotes Alumni at 7:00pm at Elks Stadium.
This is the third annual game that has grown and become one of the more anticipate dates of the fall.
“I believe we will be close to 20 alumni coming out this year, and very close to every previous season represented.” says Head Coach Geoff White. “It is nice to see the former players come out and support their program.”
There will be a handlful of players from the first season in Cody Valgardyson (2009-Kelowna, BC,) who was an All Conference catcher, middle infielder Corey Smith (2009-Kelowna, BC), middle infielder Bryce Wilkie (2009-Kelowna, BC). Others expected to attend:
Mike Monster- RHP-2011
Keifer Rodway- RHP- 2010
Bryan Elias- OF- 2011
Tyler Pentland- C- 2011
Brennan Reidy- INF- 2011
Marcus Drewry- RHP- 2011
Devon Headr- OF- 2013
Jordan Britnell- LHP- 2012
Aidan McVea- OF- 2012
Carson Thorne- INF- 2011
Jeff May- RHP- 2012
Brandon Bergen- RHP- 2011
Greg Morris- INF- 2011
Sam Visona- OF- 2013
Garret Perlette- RHP- 2013
“This is always a fun event to see old faces come back and compete against the current team.”- says White
There is a post game social for any family, friends, alumni at the Canadian Brewhouse on Pandosy.
The Coyotes wrapped up a long weekend of baseball with the TRU Wolfpack. The two teams played 5 games, 3 on Saturday one that went to 13 innings, and 2- 9 innings affairs on Sunday in Kamloops.
Scores over the weekend:
Game 1: 5-3 TRU
Game 2: 2-1 TRU
Game 3: 6-2 OC
Game 4- 16-8 TRU
Game 5- 4-3 OC
Next up for the Coyotes is a date with the Alumni on Thursday October 8th @ 7:30pm @ Elks Stadium. Come on out and see the Coyotes from the previous 7 seasons.
The Coyotes went into Kamloops on Wednesday night and were able to take two games from the Wolfpack.
In game one Will Russell went 8 shutout innings before passing the ball to Wyatt Hummel who finished off the game surrendering one run. At the plate thet Coyotes were led by Logan Wedgewood and Jake Fischer.
In the night cap the Coyotes worked from behind over the first four innings spotting the Wolfpack a 9-1 lead. Dan Morris, Braden McCready and Wyatt Hummel would throw 5 scoreless innings while the Coyotes fought back at the plate. Jared Frew was 4-5 with 3 homeruns and 6 RBI. Eventually the game would finish 14-9 as the Coyotes were able to capitalize at the plate.
Next up for the Coyotes is a weekend series with the TRU Wolfpack starting on Saturday at Elks Stadium at Noon. Sunday the Coyotes will head back to Kamloops for a 1:00pm double header. Currently this fall the Coyotes are 16-2