The OC Coyotes played host to the University of Fraser Valley Cascades on Friday, their first meeting of the season. Both teams had been playing well coming into the double header, OC on a 4 game win streak and UFV winning 3 of their last 4.
OC would continue swing their hot bats as they would take both games by scores of 12-7 and 14-3.
In game one, starting pitcher Chris Wyslobocki (Fresh, Toronto, ON) would have his shortest outing of the season going just 5 innings. He would allow 5 earned runs, 7 hits, walk 5 and strikeout 8. The teams would exchange the lead a couple times before his departure from the game, which would be 6-5. Zac Yandeau (Senior, Plumas, MB) would take over in relief and throw 4 innings, allowing just one earned run on 3 hits, walking 2 and striking out 5. In the 7th inning down 7-5, the OC offense would flex its muscle scoring 7 times. Yandeau would shut down the UFV offense the rest of the game. Offensively, utility man Noah Wood-Jolivet (Sophomore, Mississauga, ON) would continue his hot bat going 3 for 4. Short Stop Jared Dulaba (Senior, Port Coquitlam, BC) would hit his first homerun of the season and would be 2 for 3 with 3 RBI. First baseman Jared Frew (Senior, Calgary, AB) would add 3 RBI. Frew leads the league in RBI.
Game two would have the offense continue their ways as they would score 14 runs including 10 in the first inning. OC would have 8 hits in the first and would capitalize on 3 UFV errors. Frew would go 2 for 5 with 2 doubles and 5 RBI in the game. Wood-Jolivet would again go 3 for 4 with 3 RBI. Starting Pitcher Wyatt Hummel (Junior, West Kelowna, BC) would go 5 innings in his first college start. He would allow 3 runs on 6 hits, allowing 4 walks and striking out 5. Jesse Poniewozik (Fresh, Edmonton, AB) would finish the last two innings on the mound allowing no runs, 2 hits, and striking out 3. Final score 14-3.
The Coyotes were scheduled to travel to Chilliwack on Saturday, but the games were cancelled due to weather and poor field conditions. The games are yet to be rescheduled.
Next up for the Coyotes will be games against the University of Calgary Dinos starting on Sunday April 22 at 4 & 7, and again on Monday April 23 at 11 & 2. These games were originally going to be played in Calgary, but due to Calgary still having snow, the games have been moved to Kelowna.
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