Coyotes Face Wolfpack

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The Yotes fall season continues this weekend with a home and home against the Thompson Rivers University (TRU) Wolfpack beginning Friday afternoon at Elks Stadium at 4:00pm.

Last spring the Coyotes won their seasonal series 4-3, outscoring the Pack 26-23.  Both clubs recorded a 1-0 shutout, oddly enough bookending the season; the Wolfpack won 1-0 in the first game of the spring, the Yotes returning the favour in the final game.

The Wolfpack finished with the best record in the CCBC last spring (17-11), but fall in the championship game to the PBA Dawgs.  The Coyotes fall to the Dawgs in the semi-final game.

The Coyotes will host the Wolfpack in doubleheader on Friday at 4:00pm and 6:30pm, before travelling to TRU on Sunday for a twin-bill at noon and 2:30pm.

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Fall Season Preview

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The Coyotes opened the fall exhibition season this past weekend playing both the Langley Blaze and the Okanagan Athletics, from the BC Premier Baseball League teams (BCPBL).

This is the seventh fall season for the ‘Yotes and prior to the weekend Ryan Watters (@ryan2tswatters) talked with Head Coach Geoff White …

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Yotes Open Fall Versus Blaze

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This weekend the Coyotes will host the Langley Blaze in a three game exhibition series at Elks Stadium beginning on Saturday.

This will be the first real action for the Coyotes who open their seventh fall season.

The Yotes finished 15-13 last spring, falling 8-7 in the national semi-final to the eventual champion PBA Dawgs. The club hit .235 in the spring scoring 125 runs, while the pitching staff compiled a 4.42 ERA, striking out a Conference high 166 batters

The experience the young Coyotes roster gained last year will be extremely helpful heading into this fall. Veteran players like Bryan Elias, Zach Burlon, Marcus Drewry and Tyler Pentland will be the leaders in the clubhouse. Head Coach Geoff White and Pitching Coach Jared Johnson will rely on these leaders to help develop the younger players who will make their Canadian College Baseball Conference debuts.

This weekend the Yotes will host the BC Premier Baseball League (BCPBL) provincial champion Langley Blaze. This championship team finished 35-12 this summer and claimed the title with an exciting bottom of the ninth walk off winning double by Dakota Curry.

The Blaze hit .273 this past summer in 47 games and scored 239 runs to lead the BCPBL. Their pitching staff was very good compiling a 1.95 team ERA, allowing a league low 88 earned runs.

On Saturday the Coyotes will play the Blaze in a doubleheader starting at 2:30pm, then again at 7:30pm. On Sunday the two clubs will conclude the weekend series with a game at 11:00am. The Coyotes will host the Okanagan Athletics on Sunday afternoon at 4:00pm.

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Monday – Report Date

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Monday afternoon the fresh faces mixed with grizzly veterans will meet at Elks Stadium for the official beginning of the 2014 fall season.

The Coyotes Report Date is set for 3:00pm at Elks as over 35 players will be in attendance.
“We’ll have another great group,” says Coyotes head coach Geoff White.  “We’re anxious to see how our new recruits match up with some of our veterans guys like Zach Burlon (pictured) and Marcus Drewry on the mound.”

The Yotes will play their first Red-Black game of the fall season on Saturday September 6 at Elks.

“It’s a long season,” continues White.  “The positives we see from our players in the fall, we hope translates into great success in the spring and into May for the national championships.”

A handful of veteran players return for the fall including Brennan Reidy, Burlon, Drewry and Bryan Elias who will be relied on to show the new recruits the Coyotes way.

Saturday September 13 the Coyotes host the Langley Blaze in an exhibition series.  Coach White will use this series as a benchmark of where the players are at the present time and where they need to be once the opening pitch of the spring season comes around.

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Fall Season Approaching

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As summer winds down in the City, Okanagan College Baseball starts to heat up as the Coyotes prepare for their seventh fall season.

The Coyotes report date is Monday, which coincides with first day of school on Tuesday.  Some of the veteran players will take part in a campus dunk tank on Tuesday, along with the campus orientation.

On Friday September 5, Okanagan College will throw a tail gate party at the residence building in which the Coyotes will be highlighted.

The players have to settle in quick, as the first piece of baseball business is set for Saturday September 6 in the first Red-Black game at 6:30pm at Elks Stadium.  It’s the first chance head coach Geoff White gets a chance to see his first year players in live action.  Then the next day the players will be back on the field at noon for another Red-Black game.

The Coyotes first live action against another opposition is scheduled for the September 13th weekend.  The Yotes will host the Langley Blaze for a three game series, then conclude the weekend with the BCPBL’s Okanagan Athletics.

On September 19th the Coyotes will host the Thompson Rivers University (TRU) Wolfpack.  Elks Stadium will be a party as the Okanagan College student body are invited to a Tail Gate party prior to the Coyotes and Wolfpack doubleheader.

Full fall schedule HERE

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Summer Wrap Up

As the summer starts to wrap up and Coyotes report date gets closer, here is a wrap up on the summer and how some of the Coyotes finished at Championships

Garrett Wiese- Won WMBL Championship with the Medicine Hat Mavericks

Zach Burlon- Won Silver medal with TEAM BC at U21 National Championships

Brandon Becking- Won Silver medal with TEAM BC at U21 National Championships.  Pitched 7 Shutout innings with 7 Ks vs U21 TEAM Manitoba

Troy Fisher- Competed with Dartmouth U21 at National Championships

Aaron Barret- Currently competing for National Championship with Team Saskatchewan at Senior Men’s National Championships

Ryo Shishido, Brandon Graham, Brock Chilton, Zach Burlon, Joel Lamont and Marcus Drewry all suited up for the Kelowna Falcons of the West Coast League for the last 6 games of the season.

 

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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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Home of the Coyotes

 

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Here is why Kelowna is one of the best places to live and play college baseball.

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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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