After a midweek double header that saw the Coyotes split with the TRU Wolfpack, OC took to the road and headed to Calgary to play the University of Calgary Dinos for a four game set starting on Friday and Ending on Saturday. The OC bats came alive over the four games as the would outscore the Dinos 54 to 19 and would bang out 69 hits. While the OC defense had some lapses and the pitching staff would not pitch to their capabilities, the offense just would not be stopped.
In game one on Friday, Sophomore starting pitcher Chris Wyslobocki
would go all 7 innings allowing no runs, 5 hits, 4 walks and would strike out 8. All but one OC batter that came to the plate would have a hit, which was led by Senior Jake Fischer
and Junior Noah Wood-Jolivet
would were both 3 for 5 with 2 RBI. Seven other Coyotes would have 2 hits to add to the 21 in the game. OC would win game one by a 13-0 score.
On Saturday, the Coyotes would again score in the double digits as they would score 16 times on 19 hits. Senior
would have a big game going 4 for 6 with a double and an RBI. Freshman Brendan Luther
and Sophomore Trevor Mlait
would both go 3 for 6, with Luther having 3 RBI. OC would steal 8 bases in the game. on the mound, OC would need to use 4 pitchers to get the job done. Freshman starting pitcher Nick Lee
would struggle with consistency as he would only last 3 innings allowing 2 runs on 4 hits, walking 4 and striking out 5. In relief, Sophomore Alex Dawson
would throw 1.2 innings allowing 2 runs on 2 hits and walking 3. Next on the mound would be freshman Brett Reid
who would throw 2.1 innings allowing no runs, no hits, walked 3 and struck out one. Closing out the game was Freshman Jayden Clayton
who threw 2 innings allowing 3 runs on 2 hits and walked 2. OC would win game 2, 16-7.
In game three, OC would continue to dominate at the plate score 11 runs on 15 hits. Fischer and Freshman
would rack up 3 hits a piece with Fischer driving in 4 runs. Freshman Nolan King
would have two hits and 3 RBI, while Senior Jeremy Buckley
would also have 2 hits and 2 RBI. Senior Trevor Brigden
would start on the mound and throw 6 innings allowing 3 runs on 8 hits and struck out 7. Brigden sits at the top of the wins leaderboard with 5 and top of the strikeouts with 51. Junior
Wyatt Hummel would come in relief and throw 3 innings allowing no earned runs, one hit and struck out 3. OC would win the game 11-4.
On Sunday, the final game of the series would be played and it was back and forth early on, until OC would take lead in the 8th inning and not look back. ON the mound, Sophomore Jesse Poniewozik
would throw 5 innings allowing 4 runs on 7 hits, walking 4 and striking out 3. Sophomore
would come in relief but could not get an out before Freshman Austin Brown
took over. Brown would throw the final 4 innings allowing no runs, 1 hits and striking out 5. On offence, Peranio would have a huge game going 4 for 5 with two doubles and 4 RBI. Freshman Tyler Monks
would for 3 for 5 with 2 RBI, Todosichuk would go 3 for 3 with a double and an RBI and Fischer would go 2 for 4 with 3 RBI to add to his league leading 23 RBI. The Coyotes would be down by 8-6 going into the 7th inning, they would score 1 run in the top of the 7th, 3 in the 8th inning to take the lead and 4 in the top of the 9th to take a commanding 14-8 lead, which would be the final score.
The Coyotes now have a record of 17-5, which all but guarantees them 1st or 2nd going into the championships. OC has a buy weekend to let their batteries recharge before their final 6 games. OC will play host to TRU on Wednesday May 1st, which will also be their Senior Night where they celebrate their graduating senior players. Then they will travel to Lethbridge to take on the Prairie Baseball Academy Dawgs on May 3rd and 4th.