Final Weekend for Fall Games

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The OC Coyotes will play a home and home against their Canadian College Baseball Conference rivals, the Thompson Rivers University Wolfpack, starting on Saturday in Kamloops. They will then play at home on Sunday, starting at 12pm at Elks stadium. These games will mark the last games against opponents before the Coyotes start their annual Fall World Series.

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OC goes 2-3 on Weekend vs VIU

 

The OC Coyotes took on the Vancouver Island University Mariners over the weekend and finished with a 2-3 record. While the wins and loses do not necessarily matter through the fall, the Coyotes learned some valuable lessons on how they need to perform to be consistently successful on the field. Throughout the course of the weekend, the Coyotes pitching staff showed glimpses of dominance, but would get hurt when they allowed too many walks and left too many pitches over the middle of the plater. The OC offense would also struggle to be consistent as they would leave too many runners in scoring position and would strike out way too many times.

In game one, Sophomore Jesse Poniewozik (Edmonton, AB) would take the mound and throw 4 solid innings allowing just 2 hits. Sophomore Alex Dawson (Richmond, BC) would come in relief and throw 3 innings allowing 2 runs on 2 hits and struck out 4. On the Offensive side, Sophomore Trevor Mlait (West Kelowna, BC) would lead the way going 2-4 with an inside the park homerun and 2 RBI. Freshman Nolan King (Regina, SK) would also have 2 hits and would drive in 2 RBI. OC would win the game 6-3.

Game two would see OC come out on top again by a score of 12-6. The offense would erupt for 13 hits, 3 coming from Senior Jake Fischer (Edmonton, AB) including a 2-run homerun. Fischer would have 4 RBI in the game. Freshman Brendan Luther (Etobicoke, ON) would also have 3 hits including 2 doubles and would have 3 RBI. Senior Davis Todosichuk (Kelowna, BC) and Junior Noah Wood-Jolivet (Toronto, ON) would both contribute with 2 hits. On the mound, Freshman Nick Lee (Victoria, BC) would throw 4 innings allowing 3 earned runs on 4 hits, he would walk 2 and strike out 4. Junior Darren Reay would throw 2 relief innings allowing just one run and Sophomore Justin Lanigan (Cloverdale, BC) would shut the door in the 7th.

Game three would see VIU take advantage late scoring 4 runs in the top of the 7th to top the Coyotes 6-5. Freshman Nic Taylor (Calgary, BC) would have a solid start on the mound throwing 4 innings, allowing no runs and giving up just one hit. He would strike out 6 batters and not allow a walk. In relief, Alex Andres (Medicine Hat, AB) would allow 2 runs in two innings, giving up 3 hits and striking out 2. The score would be 2-1 after 6 innings, Freshman Brett Melanson (Sudbury, ON) would take over in relief but would struggle, allowing the first 4 runners to come in to score. He would allow 3 earned runs on 3 hits. The Coyote offense would be held down for most of the game until the 7th inning where they would score 3 runs but would come up short. Freshman Tyler Monks (Guelph, ON) would lead the offense going 3 for 3 with a triple and came around to score twice. Freshman Ethan Gray (Langley, BC) would go 2 for 3 with a double and 2 RBI. VIU would win the game 6-5.

Game 4 of the weekend would again see VIU come out on top 8-4. Freshman Derek Powell (Abbotsford, BC) would pitch 4 innings, allowing 2 runs on 3 hits, walking 4 and striking out 3. Freshman Ethan Loran (Badlands, AB) would throw 2 innings in relief allowing 1 earned run on 2 hits. and Freshman Noah Zenkewich (Grande Prairie, AB) would throw the final 3 innings allowing 4 runs on 4 hits, walking 3 and striking out 2. Offensively, Luther would continue his hitting ways as he would go 3 for 4. Melanson would contribute at the plate going 2-4 with a double.

In the final game of the weekend, VIU would capitalize on walks and pitches left over the middle of the plate, as they would take the game by a 5-4 final. Freshman Jayden Clayton (North Vancouver, BC) would throw 3 innings, allowing 2 runs on 6 hits, walking one and striking out 2. In relief, Sophomore Dylan Koenig (Medicine Hat, AB) would throw 2 innings allowing 2 runs on 3 hits and walked 2. Sophomore Gavin Barret (Kelowna, BC) would also throw 2 innings, allowing no runs and no hits, wlaking two and striking out 2. Freshman Brennan Flodin (North Delta, BC) would finish the game throwing 2 innings allowing 1 run on 3 hits. Offensively the Coyotes would be held off the score board until the 8th inning. They would score three run in the 8th and one in the 9th, coming up just sh0rt again. OC would only have 4 hits in the game.

Next up will be a mid week game against the Okanagan Athletics on Wednesday, and then their final weekend set against the Thompson Rivers University Wolfpack. They will travel to Kamloops on Saturday and will play at home on Sunday. Sundays double header will start at 1pm at Elks Stadium.

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Times Confimed for Weekend Games vs VIU

 

The OC Coyotes will be taking on the Vancouver Island University Mariners this coming weekend. Below are the start times for the games.

Saturday October 13th

Game 1 2:00pm

Game 2 4:30pm

Game 3 7:00pm

 

Sunday October 14th

Game 5 10:00am

Game 6 1:00pm

 

Come on out to Elks Stadium to see some top level College Baseball.

 

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Coyotes Prepare for CCBC Matchup

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This coming weekend the OC Coyotes will play host to the Vancouver Island University Mariners. They will play on both Saturday and Sunday. Times are yet to be confirmed.

Last season, the Coyotes would lose 3 of 4 during the regular season after a tough road trip to Nanaimo. OC would eventually finish the season with a 20-8 record, good for second place. Nanaimo would start the season with seven straight wins, but would finish the season with a 10-18 record, including losing their last 10 games before the CCBC tournament. During the tournament, OC would lose to the Mariners 16-9 in the round robin, but OC would get their revenge and take a more important tie breaker game, 16-4.

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OC Fall Tournament Recap

 

Over the past weekend, OC hosted their annual fall tournament which hosted some of the best high school teams in BC and Alberta, and also gave the Coyotes 4 games. While the Coyotes would go 3-1 on the weekend, they would not advance into the playoff rounds as they were only in the tournament for the 4 games.

On Thursday they would play the North Shore Twins and would come out victorious 6-4. On Friday, they would play two games, the first winning 8-0 over the Whalley Chiefs, and then during the night game winning 4-0 against the defending Premier League Champions Abbotsford Cardinals. During a rain filled Saturday, OC would lose their final game of the weekend 2-0 to the Nanaimo Pirates.

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The semi finals of the tournament would see the Okanagan Athletics play the Nanaimo Pirates and the Coquitlam Reds against the North Shore Twins. Nanaimo and North Shore would advance to the finals where North Shore would be crowned this years champion.

Next for the Coyotes will be a week of practice before a Double Header on Saturday.

 

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OC Alumni Weekend Recap

The Okanagan College Coyotes hosted their annual OC alumni weekend this past Saturday as they would play a double header against past Coyote players. For the first time since the alumni games have been played, the current OC team would take both games by scores of 6-5 and 17-4.

As always, the end scores are not the main focus of the day, it is about the past Coyotes coming back to the ballfield to enjoy playing in OC colors once again. This year had representatives from all the past years teams. In total there were 27 Alumni, including 4 from last years CCBC championship team.

We would like to thank all of the Alumni for coming out to the games, especially those from out of town.

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OC Splits in Chilliwak vs UFV

On Wednesday, the Okanagan College Coyotes travelled to Chilliwack to face of with the University of Fraser Valley for the first time since the 2018 Canadian College Baseball Conference Championship game. OC would come away with a split winning 14-2 and losing 6-5.

In game one, Senior catcher Jake Fischer (Edmonton, AB) blasted his first homerun of the fall coming way of the grand slam fashion. Fischer would be 1-4 in the game with 5 RBI. Senior outfielder Jeremy Buckley (Kelowna, B.C.) would continue to swing a hot bat, delivering a 2-2 performance, drawing 3 walks and cashing in 2 RBI and a double. Freshman short stop Brendan Luther (Etobicoke, ON) would hit his way to an impressive 3-4 effort in his first collegiate start, also collecting 2 RBI. On the mound, Sophomore Jesse Popniewozik (Edmonton, AB) would have another solid pitching performance, working 3 innings, allowing just one hit and striking out 3. Freshman Nic Taylor would follow with another 3 solid scoreless innings, also only allowing 1 hit. Freshman Ethan Loran (Badlands, AB) would throw two more scoreless innings for the Coyotes before Senior Wyatt Hummel (Kelowna, BC) would shut the door for the victory.

In game two, OC would fall behind early and could not complete the comeback in the 7th. Freshman starting pitcher Jayden Clayton (North Vancouver, B.C.) threw two innings giving up 3 runs on 5 hits. Freshman Derek Powell (Abbotsford, B.C.) would throw two innings in relief surrendering 3 runs, two of them earned on just one hit. Sophomore pitchers Nick Lee (Victoria, B.C.) and Justin Lanigan (Cloverdale, B.C.) would both throw one inning in relief and would not surrender a run. Offensively the scattered only 5 hits but would take advantage of 7 free passes by the UFV pitchers, scoring 3 of those free passes.

Next up for OC will be their Alumni weekend games which will begin tonight, weather dependent, starting at 7pm. On Saturday they will again play the Alumni at 7pm, and then on Sunday will take on UFV down at Elks Stadium.

 

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Coyotes Start Fall 3-1 After Opening Weekend


 

The Okanagan College Coyotes opened up their fall schedule this past weekend facing off against the local Okanagan Athletics Premier Baseball Team and the Thompson Rivers University Wolfpack. The Coyotes would finish the weekend with a promising 3-1 record.

On Saturday, the Coyotes would play a double header against the Athletics and this would give the OC coaching staff their first look at their freshmen class. In game one, the OC offense would take off scoring 15 runs on 14 hits and would capitalize on 12 walks. Tyler Monks would lead the way with two doubles and 4 RBI, Nolan King would be 2-3 with a triple and 3 RBI and Ethan Gray would also go 2-3 with a double and scored 3 times. On the mound, Jayden Clayton would throw 2 hitless innings, striking out 3. In relief Brennen Flodin would throw 2 scoreless, Alex Andres would throw one inning allowing 2 runs and Nic Taylor would finish the game shutting done the Athletics offense.

In Game two, the OC pitching would again keep the Athletics offense at bay but only allowing 3 runs on 2 hits. Ethan Loran would throw 2 scoreless innings allwing just one hit and striking out 3. Brett Melanson would throw a scoreless 3rd before giving the ball to Noah Zenkewich. Zenkewich would struggle in his first innings allowing 4 walks to score 2 runs and allowing another run in his second inning but would not allow a hit and would strike out 4. Derek Powell would take over for the 6th and 7th and would shut down the A’s, striking out 5 batters. On the Offensive side, OC would be led by Brennan Flodin and Alex Andres, both went 3 for 3, with Flodin driving in the winning runs. Massimo Peranio would also have a big game going 2 for 2 with a double.

On Sunday, OC would play fellow Canadian College Baseball Conference team the TRU Wolfpack. In game one, OC would erupt for 19 runs on 17 hits including a big 10 run 7th inning. Senior Davis Todosichuk would go 2 for 4 with 3 RBI, Sophomore Trevor Mlait would go 3 for 5 with two double and 4 RBI and Jeremy Buckley was 2-3 with a double, a RBI and 3 runs scored to lead the OC Offense. Senior Jake Fischer was also 2-5 with 3 RBI. On the mound, Jesse Poniewozik would throw 3 solid innings allowing just 1 hit, and striking out 3. Sophomores Dylan Koenig and Nick Lee would limit the TRU offense before Senior Trevor Brigden shut the door in the 9th.

In Game two, the tides would turn as the OC offense would be shutout, and the OC pitching staff would struggle in an 11-0 loss.

Next up for OC will be a Tuesday night game against the Athletics. They will then travel to Chilliwack to set up a rematch of the Championship game against the University of Fraser Valley Cascades.

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Double Gold

Noah Wood-Jolivet and Chris Wyslobocki claimed two gold medals in 2018.  First in May winning the CCBC College Championship and now last weekend in St Thomas, Ontario at the Baseball Canada U21 National Championships.  Wyslobocki pitched the North Mississauga Tigers into the final with a 11-0 complete game over New Brunswick in the semi final.  Wood-Jolivet hit the game winning RBI walk off single as the Tigers came from 2 behind to claim gold in the bottom of the 7th.   Congratulations to both!

Chris Wyslobock and Noah Wood-Jolivet claimed gold at the Baseball Canada U21 National Championships

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Summer Baseball Camps Announced

Our famous Junior Coyotes Summer camps have been announced for 2018.

July 16-19 @ Elks Stadium, Kelowna, BC

July 23-26 @ Marshall Field, Vernon, BC

August 13-16th @ Elks Stadium, Kelowna, BC

August 20-23rd @ Marshall Field, Vernon BC

All camps start at 8:30am and go to 2:30pm.

$175.00 per camp before July 1st, $225.00 after July 1st.

Registration link

 

 

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