Trevor Brigden Drafted in 17th Round by Tampa Bay Rays

 

 

 

 

 

 

We would like to congratulate Trevor Brigden on being selected in the 17th round by the Tampa Bay Rays. Trevor is the first Coyote to be drafted in program history!

The entire Yotes nation is proud of you and we look forward to following your career.

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Coyotes fall to UFV in CCBC Championship Series

The Okanagan College Coyotes fell one game short in their pursuit to defend their CCBC Championship. After a solid early showing in the tournament, the Coyotes looked like they ran out of gas even though their opponent had to play 2 more games than them.

In the first game of the tournament, OC would play the 7th seed Vancouver Island University Mariners. The game would quickly get out of hand as the Coyotes would score 9 runs in the first inning, 3 in the 2nd, 1 in the 4th and 13 more runs in the 6th before the mercy rule was put into effect. OC batters would be walked 14 times and would be hit by pitch 8 times. OC would score 26 runs on just 11 hits. Junior Wyatt Hummel threw 5 solid innings allowing just 3 hits before giving way to Sophomore Alex Dawson who would finish the game throwing 2 innings. The Coyotes would win 26-0 in the opener.

Wyatt Hummel

Next OC would face off against the University of Calgary Dinos and OC would again come out swinging. OC would put up 5 runs in the 1st innings and would not look back. Freshman Nolan King and Seniors Jake Fischer and Jeremy Buckley would lead the way with 3 hits each and Sophomore Nate Postle would add two hits of his own. King and Buckley would drive in 3 runs each and Fischer and Postle would add 2 RBI each. Senior Trevor Brigden would throw 5 strong innings allowing one unearned run on two hits and he struck out 6. Freshman Brett Reid would throw the last two innings allowing no runs and no hits. OC would win by mercy rule 12-1.

Jake Fischer

By winning the first two games, the Coyotes set themselves up with a change to go to the finals and would need to get past Thompsons Rivers University Wolfpack. TRU edged out OC to take the regular season title despite having identical 21-7 records. OC would send Sophomore Chris Wyslobocki to the mound and he would deliver a lights out performance. After surrendering 1 run and two hits in the first, Wyslobocki would not allow another hit the rest of the game. He would go all 9 innings allowing just 1 run on two hits, striking out 9 and did not walk a batter. OC would tie the game in the 3rd and take the lead in the 4th making the game 2-1. In the 8th innings OC would put up 5 runs to make the final score 7-1. Senior Davis Todosichuk and Freshman Tyler Monks both had 2 hits and a stolen base. King added two hits of his own and had two RBI.

Chris Wyslobocki

With the win, OC would head to the best of three final, and would wait for the winner between TRU and the UFV. UFV had lost their first game and would take the long road to the final. They would beat TRU 9-4 to set up the rematch of last years final.

In game one, OC would come out quick scoring a run in each of the first 3 innings including a long homerun by Fischer. With the score 3-0, UFV would take the lead in the top of the 6th by scoring 4 runs, taking advantage of some shaky OC defense. Errors would be the determining factor in the game as OC would commit 5, a couple that were very costly. Sophomore Jesse Poniewozik would throw well up until the 6th inning. he would throw 5.1 innings allowing 1 earned run on 3 hits, struck out 6 and walked 5. Freshman Austin Brown would take over and would throw 2 innings allowing just 1 earned run on 4 hits and struck out 3. Freshman Brendan Luther, Todosichuk and Fischer all had 2 hits. OC could not complete the comeback as they would lose game one of the final by a score of 6-4.

Brendan Luther

Game two would need some heroics to determine a winner. UFV would jump out to a 3-0 lead before the Coyotes would put up 4 runs in the bottom of the 5th inning. After trading some runs, the score would be 5-5 going into the bottom of the 9th. With one man on Freshman Massimo Peranio blasted a mammoth 2-run homerun to left centerfield to walk it off. This would force a 3rd a final game.

Massimo Peranio

The final game would not be kind to the Coyotes as it seemed they had run out of gas. UFV would take an early lead and not look back. They would score 11 times in the first 5 innings, while OC could only manage two runs. UFV would induce the mercy rule after the 7th inning and would take the Championship with a 13-2 final.

Overall the season was a success for the Coyotes. They posted a 25-9 record and set many team records.

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2019 CCBC Championship Tournament Day 1 Recap

 

The Okanagan College Coyotes made sure to bring their bats with them to Kamloops this weekend, as they were able to start off about as hot as possible—pummeling Vancouver Island by a football score of 26-0 in a 7-inning mercy. Starting Pitcher Wyatt Hummel coasted through five innings of work, allowing three hits and striking out 2 to earn the win. Reliever Alex Dawson closed out the last two innings, striking out 3 to complete the shut out.

The bats were hot for the Coyotes, as 13 different Coyotes hitters recorded an RBI, three coming to First Basemen Nate Postle, as well as three for Second Basemen Mike Duwyn, and Third Basemen Noah Wood-Jolivet. The Coyotes recorded 11 hits in the game, as well as 14 walks and 8 hit by pitches that contributed to the lopsided score.

Immediately following the game, the Coyotes squared off against the University of Calgary Dinos. The Coyotes hot start of the tournament carried over to game two, as they hit through the order for the third time in the afternoon putting up 5 runs in the first inning—being capped off by a 2-run double by Postle. That was all the Coyote pitching staff would need, as Pitcher of the Year Trevor Brigden allowed one run in 5 innings of work, striking out 6 in the 12-1 7-run mercy. The offense was spread around once again in the victory as six different Coyotes recorded an RBI—being capped off by First Team All-Conference Catcher Jake Fischer (3 for 4 with 2 doubles and 2 RBI), Left-Fielder Jeremy Buckley (2 for 3 with 3 RBI) and Designated Hitter Nolan King (3-4 with a 2B and 3 RBI).

The Coyotes square off with first seed Thompson Rivers University Saturday at 1 PM for the bid to the final 3-game-series out of the winner’s bracket. Tune in to the Live Stream that can be found at–  gotru.ca.


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2019 Coyotes Player Spotlight – Nate Postle

Name: Nate Postle

School Year: Sophomore

Program: Business

Hometown: Victoria, BC

Positions: Infield

Baseball Accomplishments: 2018 CCBC Champions, Victoria EAgles Leadership Award

Favourite artist/band: Post Malone

Favourite Meal: Teriyaki Steak

Favourite Superhero: Deadpool

Secret Talent no one knows about? I am good at School

Dream Job: Lawyer

Who did/do you idolize growing up? Steve Nash

Pastime/Hobbies: Golf, Volleyball, Cards

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2019 Coyotes Player Spotlight – Nolan King

Name: Nolan King

School Year: Freshman

Program: Business Administration

Hometown: Regina, SK

Positions: Outfield

Baseball Accomplishments: Non Available

Favourite artist/band: Kid Cudi

Favourite Meal: Chicken Burgers

Favourite Superhero: Wolverine

Secret Talent no one knows about? Unreal Cook

Dream Job: Marketing Manager

Who did/do you idolize growing up? David Ortiz

Pastime/Hobbies: Spikeball, Cooking, Video Games

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2019 Coyotes Player Spotlight – Jeremy Buckley

Name: Jeremy Buckley

School Year: Senior

Program: Accounting

Hometown: Kelowna, BC

Positions: Outfield

Baseball Accomplishments: 2018 CCBC Champions

Favourite artist/band: Eminem

Favourite Meal: Egg’s Benedict

Favourite Superhero: Batman

Secret Talent no one knows about? Excellent Juggler

Dream Job: CEO of a well known business

Who did/do you idolize growing up? My Father

Pastime/Hobbies: Video Games, Gym

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2019 Coyotes Player Spotlight – Brennan Flodin

Name: Brennan Flodin

School Year: Freshman

Program: Business Program

Hometown: Surrey, BC

Positions: Pitcher, Outfield

Baseball Accomplishments: Made it to the Little League Junior Canadian Championships in 2014

Favourite artist/band: Tenacious D

Favourite Meal: Chicken Alfredo

Favourite Superhero: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

Secret Talent no one knows about? Can beat luigi’s Mansion in under 2 hours

Dream Job: Zoo Keeper

Who did/do you idolize growing up? Jack Black

Pastime/Hobbies: Video Games

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2019 Coyotes Player Spotlight – Jake Fischer

Name: Jake Fischer

School Year: Senior

Program: Computer Science

Hometown: Lacombe, AB

Positions: Catcher

Baseball Accomplishments: 2018 CCBC Champions, 2nd team All Conference freshman year and 1st team All Conference sophomore year

Favourite artist/band: Jcole, Mac Miller and Chance the Rapper

Favourite Meal: Lasagna

Favourite Superhero: Deadpool

Secret Talent no one knows about? I can beat anyone at any board game

Dream Job: Stats and Analytics for the MLb

Who did/do you idolize growing up? My Dad

Pastime/Hobbies: Video Games

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OC take 3 of 4 from PBA, finish season 21-7 (New Team Record)

The Coyotes travelled to Lethbridge this past weekend for their final 4 games of the 2019 regular season. OC had the opportunity to lock down first place with a sweep, but fell just short taking 3 of 4 games. Now, the waiting game will happen as TRU plays UFV in a rescheduled game. If TRU wins, then OC will place 2nd. If UFV wins, then OC will place 1st.

In game one vs the PBA Dawgs, the OC bats came out swinging as they would score 11 runs on 15 hits and took advantage of 7 PBA walks and 6 errors. Leading the way were Senior Jake Fischer and Freshman Brendan Luther, who both recorded 4 hits. Fischer would blast his 4th homerun of the year and would also have 5 RBI in the game. Senior Jeremy Buckley would go 2 for 3 and would have 3 stolen bases. Sophomore Jesse Poniewozik would throw 5 innings allowing 5 runs on 8 hits before giving the ball to Sophomore Alex Dawson, who pitched the remaining 4 innings allowing 2 runs on 3 hits. OC would win the game 11-7.

Brendan Luther

In game two, the OC defense would let them down as they would commit 7 errors which would ultimately cost them the game. Freshman Brett Reid would throw very well for 6 innings allowing 5 runs on 7 hits. Sophomore Justin Lanigan would come in relief and would struggle as he would only throw 2/3 of an inning allowing 4 runs on 3 hits. Freshman Derick Powell would relieve Lanigan and would finish the game throwin 1 1/3 innings alloqing 1 unearned run on 2 hits. On offense, Luther would continue to swing a hot bat going 2 for 2 with two walks. Sophomore Nate Postle would also have 2 hits including his first career college homerun. Postle would also have 2 RBI and would come in to score 3 times. OC would lse game two 10-7.

Nate Postle

Game three saw the Coyotes get back on track and would have a tremendous outing by Junior Wyatt Hummel on the mound. Hummel would throw 8 innings allowing just 2 runs on 6 hits, he would walk just two batters and struck out 6. In relief, Sophomore Gavin Barrett would allowing no runs and no hits in the final frame. Four Coyotes would have two hits in the game including Senior Davis Todosichuk, Freshman Nolan King, Fischer and Postle. Postle would also drive in 4 RBI in the game. OC would win the game 8-2.

Wyatt Hummel

In the final game of the regular season, the Coyotes had the opportunity to make team history. Getting to 21 wins would set a new team record for most wins in a season and OC would get the performance they would need on the mound. Freshman Nic Taylor would throw his best game of the year going 8 innings allowing no runs and just 2 hits. Getting the save would be Freshman Austin Brown allowing no runs and no hits in the bottom of the 9th. The OC bats would only muster 5 hits in the game but would take advantage of 5 walks and would steal 9 bases in the game. OC would win the final game of the season 3-0.

Nic Taylor

This season was full of records being broken. Senior Trevor Brigden set the single season strikeout record at 64 and also set the record for most wins in a season at 6. Junior Wyatt Hummel set a new ERA record with a 0.87 ERA (min 20ip). The OC pitching staff also set new records with a 3.22 team ERA, and also struck out a record 268 batters. The OC offense also set a record for most hits with 275 and tied their best batting average at .283. The big record broken this year was the stolen base record, OC amassed 96 stolen bases this season, a number that will surely stand for a long time.

OC will now wait for the result of todays make up game between TRU and UFV to determine their standing for the CCBC Championship tournament that start on Thursday April 9th.

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2019 Coyotes Player Spotlight – Daniel Baydak

Name: Daniel Baydak

School Year: Freshman

Program: Human Kinetics

Hometown: Airdrie, AB

Positions: Catcher

Baseball Accomplishments: Bantam AAA Provincial Champs

Favourite artist/band: Logic

Favourite Meal: Quesadilla

Favourite Superhero: Spiderman

Secret Talent no one knows about? Saxaphonist

Dream Job: Physiotherapist

Who did/do you idolize growing up? My Dad

Pastime/Hobbies: Rock-Climbing, Hockey and Golf

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