The Coyotes faced the new addition to the CCBC for the first time on Friday. The UFV Cascades came to Elks Stadium and left with two losses.
Game one saw Aiden Mordecai throw 6 2/3 innings surrendering only one earned run while striking out 10. Lee Worobec and Trevor Brigden would each throw a scoreless inning in relief.
Noah Wood-Jolivet would lead the offense going 1-2 with 2 walks and scoring twice. Brandon Graham would provide the walk off single in the bottom of the ninth to cash in Wood-Jolivet
“Mordecai was much better today, he was able to get ahead and make some pitches when he needed to.” says Head Coach Geoff White. The Coyotes would turn 3 double plays.
Game two had Wood-Jolivet take the ball and navigate 6 innings giving up 3 runs while walking 3 and striking out 1. Easton Forrest, Chase Harris, Sam Stelnick would each throw an inning before Trevor Bridgen picked up the win in the 9th.
Coyotes hitting were kept off balance as UFV starter struckout 12 OC batters. The Yotes would get on the board in the 5th when they scored 4 runs. Erick Junnola singled followed by a walk to Jake Fischer, Liam Wyatt and Brandon Graham then each hit a double. Jared Frew would then cash in Brandon Graham with an RBI single.
In the 9th, Alex Russell would lead off the inning with a walk off of UFV reliever. Davis Todosichuk would then sacrifice him over. A wild pitch would advance Russell to third when Erick Junnola hit a fly ball to right field that would plate Russell and tie the game.
In extra innings Liam Wyatt led off with a single and would steal second and advance to third on a groundout by Trevor Lofstrom. Jared Frew would finish the day with a walk off rbi single to right field.
“It was nice to win both today, however, we need to be better at the plate and capitalize when given opportunities. When we are walked 14+ times in two games and only score 9 runs in 19 innings we need to step it up at the plate.” says White. “Luckily we pitched better and made plays when we needed to to keep the game close.”