Coyotes Player Spotlight – Cole Parussini

Name:

Cole Parussini

Hometown:

Vancouver. BC

Height:

6’0 ft

Weight:

190 Lbs

Age:

23

Position(s):

Pitcher

School Year:

Senior

School Program:

Business

Hobbies other than Baseball?:

Lifting, Video Games

Baseball Highlights/Accomplishments?

CCBC 1st Team All-Conference, CCBC 2nd Team All-Conference

How long have you been playing baseball?

18 Years

Favorite MLB Team?

Toronto Blue Jays

Favorite MLB Player?

Marcus Stroman

Favorite Music Artist?

Marshmello

Favorite Movie?

Wolf of Wall Street

Favorite Meal?

Sushi

What’s your secret no one knows about?

I Know Magic

Nicknames?

Sini

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Coyotes Player Spotlight – Damian Obrigewitch

Name:

Damian Obrigewitch

Hometown:

Edmonton, AB

Height:

5’9

Weight:

170 Lbs

Age:

19

Position(s):

Outfield

School Year:

Freshman

School Program:

Bachelor of Arts

Hobbies other than Baseball?:

Skiing, Skating, Netflix

Baseball Highlights/Accomplishments?

Playing for Team Alberta at Canada Cup

How long have you been playing baseball?

15 Years

Favorite MLB Team?

Toronto Blue Jays

Favorite MLB Player?

Joey Votto

Favorite Music Artist?

Vance Joy and Kendrick Lamar

Favorite Movie?

Inception

Favorite Meal?

Stir Fry

What’s your secret no one knows about?

I’m a whicked two-stepper

Nicknames?

Obie, Obie-Wen, Briggs

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Weekend Recap vs VIU

It was a tough weekend for the Okanagan College Coyotes as they dropped 3 of 4 games to the first place Vancouver Island University Mariners. History has shown that the Coyotes have always struggled when they travel to Nanaimo to play and this year would be no different. The Coyotes now sit in 5th spot with a 3-5 record.

Saturdays lack of offense by the Coyotes would hurt them as they would lose 5-3 and 3-1. In game one, starting pitcher Trevor Brigden (Senior, Toronto, Ont) would throw 5 innings allowing 3 runs on 3 hits, walking 4 and striking out 5. Relief Pitcher Justin Lanigan (Fresh, Cloverdale, BC) would come in relief and give up 3 runs, including a 2-run homerun which would be the deciding factor in the game. Offensively, the Coyotes were walked 10 times, but could only muster 3 hits. They would leave 6 runners in scoring position.

Game two would be much of the same for the Coyotes offense, who again could only manage 3 hits. The lone RBI came from catcher Jake Fischer (Junior, Edmonton, AB), when he drove in first baseman Jared Frew (Senior, Okatoks, AB) from second base after he led off the inning with a double. On the mound, starting pitcher Chris Wyslobocki (Fresh, Toronto, Ont) would throw 8 complete innings, allowing no earned runs on 5 hits, striking out 6 and walking only one. After a first inning error allowed the 3 runs to score, Wyslobocki settled in and dominated the rest of the game.

Chris Wyslobocki

The Coyotes were hoping to turn around their offense on Sunday in hopes to split the weekend. In game one, the offense exploded for 11 runs but the Coyotes pitching and defense made costly errors which led to 16 VIU runs. The defense would make 8 errors in the game and the pitching staff would give up 13 walks, not a good recipe. Offensively, the Coyotes were led by Utility man Noah Wood-Jolivet (Soph, Toronto, Ont) who went 3-5 including a 2 run homerun, the first of his college career. Jared Frew would also blast a 2 run homerun and would have 3 RBI in the game. Altogether the offense would combine for 10 hits.

Noah Wood-Jolivet

The Coyotes would look to avoid being swept in game four and would finally put a solid game together on both offense and defense. Starting pitcher Cole Parussini (Senior, Vancouver, BC) would throw 8 shutout innings, allowing just 4 hits, walking 2 and striking out 5. The VIU pitching allowed 15 walks in the final game, which the Coyotes capitalized on with 6 hits, including a 2nd innings homerun by 3rd baseman Brandon Graham (Senior, Prince George, BC).

Cole Parusinni

 

The Coyotes will now head to Kamloops on Thursday for a double header against the Thompson Rivers University Wolfpack. They will be back in Kelowna on Sunday April 8th against TRU beginning at 3pm at Elks Stadium.

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Coyotes Player Spotlight – Wyatt Hummel

Name:

Wyatt Hummel

Hometown:

West Kelowna, BC

Height:

6’2

Weight:

198 Lbs

Age:

21

Position(s):

Pitcher

School Year:

Junior

School Program:

Arts

Hobbies other than Baseball?:

Gym

Baseball Highlights/Accomplishments?

2014 U21 Canadian National Tournament

How long have you been playing baseball?

15 Years

Hero?

Big Shaq

Favorite MLB Team?

Washington Nationals

Favorite MLB Player?

Yordano Ventura

Favorite Music Artist?

Tyler, the creator

Favorite Movie?

Road House

Favorite Meal?

Donair, Extra Sweet Sauce

Nicknames?

Hum, Scum

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Coyotes Player Spotlight – Brandon Graham

Name:

Brandon Graham

Hometown:

Prince George, BC

Height:

5’9

Weight:

225 Lbs

Age:

24

Position(s):

3rd Base

School Year:

Senior

School Program:

Business

Hobbies other than Baseball?:

Bench, Squat and Deadlift

Baseball Highlights/Accomplishments?

2nd Team All-Conference

How long have you been playing baseball?

18 Years

 

Favorite MLB Team?

Toronto Blue Jays

Favorite MLB Player?

Pete Rose

Favorite Music Artist?

Hans Zimmerman

Favorite Movie?

Back to the Future 1,2,3

Favorite Meal?

Pizza

 

Nicknames?

Grum

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Coyotes Player Spotlight – Jesse Poniewozik

Name:

Jesse Poniewozik

Hometown:

Edmonton, AB

Height:

6′ 1

Weight:

195 Lbs

Age:

19

Position(s):

Pitcher

School Year:

Freshman

School Program:

Business

Hobbies other than Baseball?:

Gaming, Working Out

Baseball Highlights/Accomplishments?

2x Norwest Provincial Champion. 3 Year Baseball Alberta Kids Camp Coach.

How long have you been playing baseball?

15 Years

Hero?

My Dad

Favorite MLB Team?

Toronto Blue Jays

Favorite MLB Player?

Marcus Stroman

Favorite Music Artist?

Tech N9ne

Favorite Movie

Interstellar

Favorite Meal?

Footlong Steak and Cheese on Italian

What’s your secret talent no one knows about?

Cooking all things red and all things meaty

Nicknames?

Pony

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Weekend Recap vs PBA

The Okanagan College Coyotes opened up their 10th season in the Canadian College Baseball Conference with a split against the very tough Prairie Baseball Academy Dawgs, including two walk-off wins.

On Saturday, Starting Pitcher Chris Wyslobocki (Freshman, Toronto, Ont) threw well in his CCBC debut. He would go 7 innings, allowing 2 earned runs on 7 hits, walking 3 and striking out 5. The Coyotes would take an early lead, 5-1 after the first two innings. PBA would chip away at the lead to make the game 5-3 heading into the 9th inning where they would put up two more runs to tie the ballgame against relief pitcher Trevor Brigden (Senior, Toronto, Ont). In the bottom of the 9th, SS Jared Dulaba (Senior, Port Coquitlam, BC) would single to start the inning, followed by another single from the designated hitter Dylan Faulkner (Freshman, Kelowna, BC). With Dulaba in scoring position and one out, RF Noah Wood-Jolivet (Sophomore, Mississauga, Ont) would double down the right field line, scoring Dulaba from second base. Coyotes win 6-5.

Chris Wyslobocki

Noah Wood-Jolivet

 

 

 

 

 

 

Game two would have the Coyotes trail early in the game as PBA would put up 5 runs in the top of the first against starting pitcher Zac Yandeau (Senior, Plumas, MB). After allowing one more run in the top of the 2nd inning, Yandeau would settle down, not allowing another run over the next five innings, giving the Coyotes offense time to catch up. Yandeau would allow 5 earned runs , 8 hits, 2 walks and struck out 4. With the score 6-1, catcher Jake Fischer (Junior, Edmonton, AB) would blast his first homerun of the season in the bottom of the 5th, and the OC offense would put up 4 runs in the bottom of the 6th to get them within one run. The score would remain the same until the bottom of the 9th inning. Fischer led off the 9th with a single, followed by a walk from 2B Eric Junnola (Junior, Calgary, AB). Next up would be 3B Brandon Graham (Senior, Prince George, BC), and he would drive a double down the right field line scoring both runners to once again get the walk-off win. Pitcher Justin Lanigan (Freshman, Cloverdale, BC) would get the win throwing two innings in relief. 1B Jared Frew (Senior, Okatoks, AB) would go 2-5 with 2 RBI. Coyotes win 8-7.

Brandon Graham

Justin Lanigan

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sundays games would see PBA even up the weekend as they would win both games by scores of 4-1.

Game one had Cole Parussini (Senior, Vancouver, BC) take the mound and he would have a solid outing throwing 7 innings, allowing 2 earned runs, 9 hits, walking one batter and striking out 4. Brandon Becking (Senior, Coquitlam, BC) would throw two innings in relief. The Coyotes offense could not get anything started as they were being no-hit through 6 innings. The lone run was driven in by Jared Frew as he drove across Davis Todosichuk from 2nd base in the 8th inning.

In the final game of the weekend, the Coyotes offense would yet again struggle to get runs on the board. The lone bright spot offensively would come from SS Dylan Faulkner as he went 4 for 4 with a double. Aiden Mordecai (Sophomore, Cloverdale, BC) would have a strong start throwing 6 innings, allowing only one earned run, 5 hits, 3 walks and striking out 5. Wyatt Hummel (Junior, West Kelowna, BC) would throw two shutout innings in relief, and Brigden would throw a scoreless 9th inning.

Next up for the Coyotes will be a trip to the island as they head to Nanaimo to face the Vancouver Island University Mariners.

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Coyotes Player Spotlight – Sean Robbins

Name:

Sean Robbins

Hometown:

Edmonton, AB

Height:

5’9

Weight:

180 Lbs

Age:

20

Position(s):

Catcher

School Year:

Sophomore

School Program:

Business

Hobbies other than Baseball?:

Fishing, Music, Snowboarding

Baseball Highlights/Accomplishments?

Attended Tournament 12 at Rogers Center with Team Alberta in 2015 and 2016. Starting Catcher at Canada Cup 2014, winning silver medal. 2016 spent Freshman year in Texas at Hill College

How long have you been playing baseball?

16 Years

Hero?

My Dad

Favorite MLB Team?

St. Louis Cardinals

Favorite MLB Player?

Yadier Molina

Favorite Music Artist?

Chris Stapleton

Favorite Movie?

Bull Durham

Favorite Meal?

Great White North from Boston Pizza

 

Nicknames?

Seanold, Robby

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Coyotes Player Spotlight – Chris Wyslobocki

Name:

Chris Wyslobocki

Hometown:

Toronto, Ont

Height:

6’2

Weight:

192 Lbs

Age:

18

Position(s):

Pitcher

School Year:

Freshman

School Program:

Computer Programming

Hobbies other than Baseball?:

Basketball, Working Out

Baseball Highlights/Accomplishments?

OBA Champions

How long have you been playing baseball?

10 Years

Hero?

Lebron James

Favorite MLB Team?

Toronto Blue Jays

Favorite MLB Player?

Clayton Kershaw

Favorite Music Artist?

Drake

Favorite Movie?

Baseketball

Favorite Meal?

Pasta with Chicken

What’s your secret talent no one knows about?

II am able to jump really high

Nicknames?

Wiz

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2018 CCBC Opening Weekend Preview

The Okanagan College Coyotes will open up their 2018 Canadian College Baseball Conference season at home on Saturday March 24th and Sunday March 25th against the seven time defending champions, The Prairie Baseball Academy Dawgs. Saturdays Games will begin at 1pm and Sundays at 11am. All games are played at historic Elks Stadium.

Last season, the Coyotes were the Dawgs toughest competition. The Coyotes record against the Dawgs was 3 wins 2 losses. The Dawgs only lost 4 games all season, 3 of them coming at the hands of the Coyotes including their only loss in the CCBC Championship Tournament. OC will look to continue their strong play against the Dawgs and finally dethrone them.

The starting pitchers on Saturday will be Chris Wyslobocki (Freshman, Toronto, Ont) and Zac Yandeau (Senior, Plumas, MB). Sunday will see Cole Parussini (Senior, Vancouver, BC) and Aiden Mordecai (Sophomore, Cloverdale, BC) take the mound for the Coyotes.

Senior Cole Parussini (Photo Credit: Lorne White, KelownaNow.com)

The Offense will be led by Jared Frew (Senior, 1B, Calgary, AB), Brandon Graham (Senior, 3B, Prince George, BC), Jake Fischer (Junior, C, Edmonton, AB) and Davis Todosichuk (Senior, CF, Kelowna, BC).

Junior Jake Fischer (Photo Credit: Lorne White, KelownaNow.com)

The Coyotes are the deepest they have ever been and will look to win their first CCBC championship in club history.

Weekend Series VS PBA Times

Saturday March 24th

OC vs PBA 1pm

OC vs PBA 4pm

Sunday March 25th

OC vs PBA 11am

OC vs PBA 2pm

 

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