The 2023 Canadian College Baseball Conference season is fast approaching. The Coyotes have been hard at work preparing to defend their Canadian College World Series Championship and hope to go back to back in 2023. Over the course of the next couple weeks we will be highlighting the core groups of the Coyotes 2023 team.
The program’s outfield has lots of depth and looks to repeat the offensive tear they were on last year. Returning senior Nolan King looks to repeat his 1st team all conference season, where he placed big numbers hitting .379 with 8 extra base hits and 22 rbi’s.
Ryan Dousett is poised to replicate his successful 2022 campaign in which he hit .363 with 15 rbi’s, 30 runs, and 13 stolen bases, which also resulted in a 1st team all conference selection. Both are expected to lead the charge and cause problems for opposing teams. Sophomore Adrian Orioli is hoping to build off of last season which was cut short due to an injury. Another sophomore Ethan Skiffington is looking forward to putting up solid numbers after a positive freshman season where he slashed a .269 average and powered one home run in his 28 at bats last season. Junior Anthony Wyslobocki will be splitting time between the mound and outfield, spotting a solid offensive showing where he hit .333 with three extra base hits in 18 at bats.
Returning Junior Matthew Boychuk is hoping to get back into action after unfortunately missing the entirety of the last season due to injury. Sophomore Callum McKay is looking to battle for a spot in the outfield as he spent his last season at the Junior Varsity level. Logan Keating, a sophomore transfer from Three Rivers College Missouri is a quick footed outfielder able to cause havoc on the basepath and track down balls in the gaps. Freshman Ryan Powers coming from Beausejour, Manitoba is going to find himself in the outfield when he isn’t on the mound. Mattias Quist, a Freshman from West Kelowna, BC led the team in the fall with two home runs. Another Freshman, Tate Olson is a solid defensive player, who comes from Pilot Butte, Saskatchewan. Each of the newcomers will be looking to prove something, and fight for playing time. Another two-way player looking to see time between the mound and the outfield is Freshman Ryder Roberts from Sherwood Parks Alberta.
The outfield roster for Okanagan College is solid, leaving no room for error. Each will have to compete for the three slots in the outfield and the ones that do will be a key, integral part in the success for the Coyotes upcoming 2023 season.