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.