Congrats to the White Rock Junior Tritons on winning the Norm Caig Invitational. In a close final game against the Okanagan Athletics the Tritons scored 2 runs in the bottom of the sixth to pull ahead.
Final Standings Of the NCI
1. White Rock
7. Tri City
8. West Kelowna
Thanks to all the players, coaches, parents and fans over the weekend. With weather making it difficult we ultimately pulled off a competitive tournament. See you next year.
8:00am- West Kelowna vs Tri City
10:15- Cloverdale vs Vanouver
12:30- Coquitlam vs Kamloops
2:45- Okanagan vs White Rock
10:00am. We are still delayed until further notice. Update coming at noon.
due to wet conditions games will be delayed. Updated times will be posted when information comes in. Updated standings coming as well
The Okanagan Athletics won 9-1 over the West Kelowna Diamondbacks in opening game action on Thursday night. Games resume at 4:30 on Friday with White Rock vs Tri City at 4:30 and Athletics vs Coquitlam at 7:00pm
The Coyotes came up short at the CCBC National Championships with a 4-3 loss to the VIBI Mariners at Spitz Field in semi final action. Brandon Becking was solid on the mound scattering 4 hits over 6 innings work, Jason Merz worked two scoreless in relief. Brennan Reidy and Davis Todosichuk each had two hits for the offense.
“It was a tough loss, to come up short and have chances. Brandon threw well and gave us a chance.” adds Head Coach Geoff White. “Obviously we never want to finish the season with a loss, but it has been a good year as we finished 34-29 overall.” Entire season recap and overview will be coming soon.
Jared Frew scores the winning run against UofC in round robin action. Photo courtesy of John Pentland
This wraps the season for the Coyotes and say congratulations to four outstanding seniors that will be missed. Tyler Pentland, Marcus Drewry, Bryan Elias and Brennan Reidy have been outstanding contributors to the Coyote family over the past four years.
“We are losing 4 key players to graduation that will be tough to be replace, all have been great teammates, contributors and competitors.” says White.
The Coyotes will now take the summer off until September when they open fall camp. Many players will be heading to summer teams where they will continue to get opportunities further their careers. Keep posted to the website over the summer as we update on where and how players are doing.
The Coyotes were down to there last three outs versus University of Calgary in the last game of the round robin before scoring 3 runs in the bottom of the 7th to tie the game. Mike Rogers off the bench had a clutch double to score 2 runs before Tony Rattigan drove him in to tie the game. Mitchell St Laurent worked a scoreless extra inning to pick up the win.
In the bottom of the 8th Jared Frew singled to lead off, Jared Dulaba sacrificed him to second. Davis Todosichuk was then intentionally walked before Mike Rogers hit a ground ball to third when the UofC third basemen made a error to load the bases. Tyler Pentland delivered the winning RBI with a fly ball to centerfield to score Frew.
Coyotes will now advance to the semi final against the Vancouver Island Baseball Institute Mariners at 10:00am on Sunday.
Logan Wedgewood had two hits in the last round robin game. Photo courtesy of John Pentland
the Coyotes jumped out to a 5-0 lead in the first and never looked back. Marcus Drewry turned in a complete game effort surrendering 2 runs in the bottom of the 7th. Davis Todosichuk and Jared Dulaba each had two RBI to lead the offense. Next up is a match up with VIBI Friday at 12:30
The CCBC standings have been finalized. The Coyotes will head into playoffs in fourth place after losing 3 of 4 close games against first place PBA.
Coyotes CCBC Championship Schedule.
Thursday- 1:00pm vs Thompson Rivers University
Friday- 12:30pm vs Vancouver Island Baseball
Friday- 8:00pm vs Prairie Baseball
Saturday- 3:00pm vs University of Calgary
The Coyotes will wrap up the 2015 regular season with 4 games in Lethbridge. Games will be played Sunday at 4:00 and 7:00pm and Monday at 1:00pm and 7:00pm.
With a 1-2 record against the Dawgs the Coyotes will look to play solid baseball heading into championships. The Coyotes fell to the Dawgs in their most recent matchup last weekend 6-1.
“It is always important to play good baseball heading into playoffs. If we can continue to pitch and play solid defense and execute at the plate we will have our opportunities,” says Head Coach Geoff White. “We have made some progress at the plate over the last four games, if we can continue down that path we will be in good shape.”
Davis Todosichuk and Tony Olson have been swinging the bats lately and leading the Coyote offense.
“We have some team speed and we need to utilize that by putting the pressure on opposing defense, that is our game and what has led us to success for us this year,” adds White.
With only a short break between the regular season and playoffs, 2 days, the Coyotes will look upon their entire staff over the last weekend.
“Everyone will be on pitch counts over the last set, we will need guys ready for playoffs, so it is a good opportunity for everyone to log some innings and get set for the tournament, and get matchups set” finished White.
The Coyotes currently sit in third place in the CCBC standings. Only 1 games seperates OC and VIBI. The CCBC tournament schedule will be released upon completion of the regular season.