The Coyotes split a 4 game set with Bristol University on Sunday and Monday.
Game 1 Recap: 10-5 Loss
The Coyotes pitching staff couldn’t hold down the Bears offense and gave up 11 hits, and walked 9. Bristol was able to capitalize with runners in scoring position putting up a run in the 2nd, five runs in the 3rd and 4 runs in the 4th. Mitchell St Laurent took the loss while Dan Morris worked 2 2/3rd of one hit to close it out. At the plate the Coyotes we led by Ryo Shishido who was 2-3 with a walk, 2 stolen bases and scored twice. Liam Wyatt was also 2-3 with a double and a run scored.
Game 2 Recap: 14-12 Loss
It was a similar situation to game one were the Coyotes pitching staff worked from behind and the Bristol capitalized on four errors. Brett Flemming gave up 8 ER over 1 1/3 innings walking 2 and hitting one batter. Sam Stellnick worked 4 2/3 out of the bullpen giving up only one run and scattered 4 hits.
Bristol jumped out to an early lead scoring 6 in the first and 8 in the 2nd. However the offense would battle back to make a close game of it scoring 1 in the 2nd, 4 in the third, 1 in the 4th, 4 in the fith and 2 in the 6th. Jared Frew was 1-2 with 3 walks, Jared Dulaba was 3-6 with 4 RBI and 2 runs scored. Ryan Prockiw had 3 walks and a hit by pitch.
Game 3 Recap: 10-7 Win
An early lead slipped away from the Coyotes but ended up on top thanks to a 2 RBI double by Liam Wyatt in the top of the sixth. Will Russell went 5 innings giving up 4 runs,8 Hits, 6 K, 4 BB. Ian Pollard , Brandon Becking and Wyatt Hummell worked out of the bullpen.
At the plate Liam Wyatt finished 2-4 with a double, 2RBI and a run scored. Trevor Lofstrom went 2-3 with a double and 2 runs scored, Mike Rogers also added 2 hits and 2 runs.
Game 4 Recap: 14-6
Brandon Hill got the ball in the final game of the set and picked up his first win of the season. The Coyotes would jump out to an early lead scoring 5 runs in the 2nd and continue to add on with 5 in the 3rd, 1 in the 4th, and 2 in the 5th. Hill finished his day with 4 innings, 2 ER, 9 hits, 2 K , 1BB, 1HBP. Bo Meiklejohn would work 2 shutout innings of of the bullpen.
Offensively the Coyotes were led by Connor McCurdy whos 2 out bases loaded double opened up the game in the first. Ryo Shishido, Jared Dulaba, Davis Todosichuk, and Jake Fischer all had a triple which capped of 9 hits for the Coyotes, five for extra bases.
“Over the set we scored 41 runs, however to come out with a split isn’t great. Our pitching needs to be better and throw more quality pitches. Defensively we need to tighten up and allow our starters to go deeper into games. With the bats we have had some clutch hits but we still need to improve the consistency of our quality at bats and capitalize on situational hitting.” says Head Coach Geoff White.