Several OC Coyotes are off to summer collegiate leagues in 2013. Summer baseball is an important part of the Coyotes program as it gives players an opportunity to play at high level over the summer months.
Tanner Collins-RHP- Kelowna Falcons- West Coast League
Tyler Pentland- C- Kelowna Falcons- West Coast League
Kody Rock- RHP- Yorkton Cardinals- Western Major League
Garrett Wiese- INF- Medicine Hat Mavericks- Western Major League
Gordon Lafontaine- OF- Saskatoon Yellowjackets- Western Major League
Brennan Reidy- INF- Moose Jaw Millers- Western Major League
Greg Adams- INF- Medicine Hat Mavericks- Western Major League
Braden Heyland- LHP- Kelowna Jays- Pacific International League
Gage McLaren- RHP- Kelowna Jays- Pacific International League
Marcus Drewry- RHP- Kelowna Jays- Pacific International League
James Matthews-OF- Burnaby Bulldogs- Pacific International League
The Coyotes will head to Kamloops Thursday May 9th for the CCBC Championships. The 2013 conference season has wrapped up with the Coyotes finishing in third place. The schedule for the Conference tournament is:
All games at Norbrock Stadium, Kamloops, BC.
Thursday May 9th @ 4:30 vs Priarie Baseball Academy
Friday May 10th @ 9:00 vs Vancouver Island
Friday May 11th @ 7:00 vs Thompson Rivers University
Saturday May 12th @ 1:00 vs University of Calgary
Vancouver Island Baseball Institute and Thompson Rivers University will roll into town this weekend (May 4/5) for the final homestand for the Coyotes. Weekend schedule will be:
Noon- Okanagan College vs Thompson Rivers
3:00- Vancouver Island Baseball Institute vs Thompson Rivers
6:00- Vancouver Island Baseball Institute vs Okanagan College
10:00am- Okanagan College vs Vancouver Island Baseball Institute
12:30- Thomspon Rivers University vs Vancouver Island Baseball Institute
3:00- Okanagan College vs Thompson Rivers University
The OC Coyotes were in Kamloops April 13-14 and won their first CCBC weekend. After a 3-1 loss in the Saturday opener against TRU the Coyotes continued to play solid baseball all weekend and win the remaining three games.
Game two of the weekend had a close games with VIBI with a 6-5 win in extra innins. Marcus Drewry picked up the win in relief. Aidan McVeas was 2-4 with a stolen base.
On Sunday the Coyotes bat broke out and pounded out 26 hits, 9 for extra bases for two run spread victories, 12-2 over VIBI and 16-6 over TRU in the final game of the weekend.
Tanner Collins picked up a win again VIBI and Marcus Drewry picked up his second win of the weekend in relief of Braden Heyland against TRU.
“I thought over the weekend we played fairly solid baseball, we had some good pitching performances, played solid in the field and had for the most part quality at bats. Sunday it was nice to see the bats really explode and gain some confidence at the plate.”- Head Coach Geoff White
The Coyotes now sit a 6-6 and in third place in the CCBC. They will head to Nanaimo for a 4 game match up with the VIBI Mariners.
“VIBI is a good team, they have two arms at the top of their rotation that are tough and have some explosive players in the middle of their order. We will have to continue to pitch and play tight defense as we should have some tough games.”- Head Coach Geoff White
This weekends games with PBA have been postponed due to current field conditions, current weather and forecasted weather. Make dates will be announced at a later date.
The Prairie Baseball Academy Dawgs will roll into town this upcoming weekend. The OC Coyotes were swept by the Dawgs last weekend in Kamloops in the two games they faced each other. The Coyotes look to get back on track after a extra innings victory over league leading Thompson Rivers University in the final game of the previous weekend.
“After seeing PBA last weekend we know we have a challenge ahead of us this weekend. They have a solid lineup up and down the order and compete on the mound as well. Our pitchers will have to do a better job of getting ahead of hitters and pitching to contact. We haven’t done that in the past 4-5 games it has hurt us.”- Head Coach Geoff White
With a 3-5 record in the CCBC, the Coyotes are tied for third place behind TRU (7-1), PBA (6-2), OC (3-5), UofC (3-5), VIBI (1-7)
“Our win against TRU in extra inning was big for us, they are good club and for us to salvage a weekend I think we are heading in the right directon. I really liked Braden Heylands performance on the mound against them, he competed and got the job done. We have been looking for a pitcher to step up and lead by example”- Head Coach Geoff White
Game times for the PBA Set:
Saturday, April 5th
Sunday, April 6th
All home games are at Elks Stadium.
On a weekend where the Coyotes were exposed to all the element, rain, snow, hail, sun, wind they finished off a weather filled weekend with a 7-0 victory over Eastern Washington University. Joel Lamont picked up his 2nd win on the season with a complete game shutout. Dallis Senger had a pair of hits to lead the offense.
The Coyotes have now wrapped up the preseason schedule and move into the 2013 CCBC Championship season. They will host University of Calgary and Thompson Rivers University March 22nd-24th.
The OC Coyotes will open up their homestand against Eastern Washington University on March 16th and 17th. The Coyotes are coming off a 1-3 weekend in Wenatchee. Garrett Wiese swung a hot bat as he went 8-12 with 5 walks. Joel Lamont picked up his first win on the season with a 10-3 routing of Wenatchee Valley College.
Game times for Saturday and Sunday are as follows.
Saturday- 3:00pm and 6:00pm
Sunday- 11:00am and 1:30pm
All home games are played at Elks Stadium.