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

 

Showcase Photography Kelowna Lifestyle from ShowcasePhotography on Vimeo.

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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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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