Coyotes Player Spotlight – Trevor Brigden

Name:

Trevor Brigden

Hometown:

Toronto, ON

Height:

6’3 ft

Weight:

210 Lbs

Age:

22

Position(s):

Pitcher

School Year:

Senior

School Program:

Carpentry

Hobbies other than Baseball?:

Lifting Weights

 

How long have you been playing baseball?

15 Years

Hero?

My Dad

Favorite MLB Team?

Toronto Blue Jays

Favorite MLB Player?

Noah Syndegaard

Favorite Music Artist?

50 Cent

Favorite Movie?

Blood Sport

Favorite Meal?

Pepperoni Pizza

What’s your secret talent no one knows about?

I have a great hook shot

Nicknames?

Briggs

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Coyotes Player Spotlight – Eric Junnola

Name:

Eric Junnola

Hometown:

Okatoks, AB

Height:

5’10 ft

Weight:

165 Lbs

Age:

22

Position(s):

Second Base

School Year:

Junior

School Program:

Business Administration

Hobbies other than Baseball?:

Watersports

Baseball Highlights/Accomplishments?

Won Provincials with my high school team

How long have you been playing baseball?

10 Years

Hero?

My Parents

Favorite MLB Team?

Toronto Blue Jays

Favorite MLB Player?

Robinson Cano

Favorite Music Artist?

Daddy Yankee

Favorite Movie?

The Fast and the Furious

Favorite Meal?

Rice, Chicken and Beans

What’s your secret talent no one knows about?

Snowboarding

Nicknames?

Jerry

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Coyotes Player Spotlight – Dakota Wheatley

Name:

Dakota Wheatley

Hometown:

Edmonton, AB

Height:

6’2 ft

Weight:

215 Lbs

Age:

19

Position(s):

First Base

School Year:

Freshman

School Program:

Associates of Arts

Hobbies other than Baseball?:

Gaming

Baseball Highlights/Accomplishments?

Winning Provincials two years in a row in Midget ball

How long have you been playing baseball?

16 years

Favorite MLB Team?

Toronto Blue Jays

Favorite MLB Player?

Joey Votto

Favorite Music Artist?

Eminem

Favorite Movie?

Coach Carter

Favorite Meal?

Steak and Potatoes

What’s your secret talent no one knows about?

Juggling

Nicknames?

DK, Wheats, Mini Wheats

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Weekend Recap vs U of C

The Coyotes continued their hot streak this past weekend, sweeping the series against the University of Calgary Dinos, extending their win streak to 10 games. The games were supposed to be played in Calgary, but due to weather and field conditions, the Coyotes hosted the Dinos in Kelowna on Sunday and Monday. The Coyotes now sit atop the Canadian College Baseball Conference with a 12-5 record.

In game one on Sunday, pitcher Chris Wyslobocki (Fresh, Toronto, ON) continued his excellent first college season with another solid 7 innings. He would allow 4 earned runs on 6 hits, walk only one batter and strikeout 5. All 4 runs would come in the bottom of the 6th inning when the Dinos would string together a couple singles and capitalize on an OC error. In relief, Wyatt Hummel (Junior, West Kelowna, BC) would throw a scoreless 8th, and Trevor Brigden (Senior, Toronto, ON) would finish off the game striking out all three batters he faced. Offensively, Center Fielder Davis Todosichuk (Senior, Kelowna, BC) would have a huge game as he would go 5 for 5 with 4 doubles. Four other Coyotes would have two hit games. All together, the offense would put up 15 hits in the game and would steal 4 bases. The final score 11-4 Coyotes.

Davis Todosichuk

Game two the Coyotes would make the most of their offensive opportunities as they would score 12 runs on just 9 hits and were walked 14 times. 3rd Baseman Brandon Graham (Senior, Prince George, BC) would lead the offense going 2 for 5 including his 4th homerun of the season, tying him for the league lead. The Coyotes would steal 5 bases in the game. Starting Pitcher Aiden Mordecai (Soph, Cloverdale, BC) would battle through 4 innings of work. In the 3rd inning he would give up 3 runs and another 4 in the 4th before being take out. He would finish his outing allowing 7 earned runs on 9 hits, walking 5 and striking out 5. In relief, Jesse Poniewozik (Fresh, Edmonton, AB) would shut down the Dinos offense for 4 innings giving the OC offense the opportunity to come back. After the 4th inning, the Coyotes offense would put up 9 runs which would lead to the final score, 12-7. Poniewozik would earn his first career college win.

Brandon Graham

Jesse Poniewozik

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

On Monday, The offense would continue their streak of 10+ runs a game. The Coyotes would score early, scoring 3 times in the first inning and twice in the second. The Dinos would respond in the bottom of the 2nd scoring 6 times, capitalizing on 4 OC errors. Starting pitcher Zac Yandeau (Senior, Plumas, MB) would well despite the 6 run 2nd. He would throw 6 innings giving up just 2 earned runs on 8 hits, walking 5 and striking out 5. In relief, Brandon Becking (Senior, Coquitlam, BC) would throw two scoreless and Trevor Brigden would shut down the Dinos in the 9th. Offensively, the Coyotes would steal 9 bases in the game, they would score 10 times on 9 hits. Second Baseman Eric Junnola (Junior, Okatoks, AB) would go 2 for 4 with a double and 3 RBI. Noah Wood-Jolivet (Soph, Mississauga, ON) and Jared Frew (Senior, Calgary, AB) would both add two hits. Final score 10-6 for the Coyotes.

Eric Junnola

In the final game of the series, the Coyotes would send Cole Parussini Senior, Vancouver, BC) to the mound and he would dominate throwing a complete game. He would allow just 2 earned runs in the 9th inning before ending the game. The Dinos offense could muster just 6 hits and Parussini would strike out 9 batters. Catcher Jake Fischer (Junior, Edmonton, AB) would lead the offense going 3 for 3 with 2 RBI. Frew would go 2 for 4 and would drive in his lead leading 24th RBI. Damien Obrigewitch (Fresh, Edmonton, AB) would also go 2 for 4 with an RBI. The final score would be 4-2.

Cole Parusinni

Next up for the Coyotes will be a mid-week double header in Kamloops against the Thompson Rivers University Wolfpack on Wednesday, and then a home and home set against the University of Fraser Valley starting on Friday in Kelowna. Game times for Fridays games are 3pm and 6pm at Elks Stadium.

Go to www.okanagancollegebaseball.ca for the full schedule

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Coyotes Player Spotlight – Davis Todosichuk

Name:

Davis Todosichuk

Hometown:

Kelowna, BC

Height:

5’9 ft

Weight:

175 Lbs

Age:

22

Position(s):

Outfield

School Year:

Senior

School Program:

Heavy Equipment Operating

Hobbies other than Baseball?:

Hunting, Lifting, Golfing, Travelling, My Truck

Baseball Highlights/Accomplishments?

BCPBL Champions, CCBC First team All Conference, CCBC second team All Conference, Fall College World Series Champion three years running.

How long have you been playing baseball?

19 Years

Favorite MLB Team?

Toronto Blue Jays

Favorite MLB Player?

Josh Donaldson and Derek Jeter

Favorite Music Artist?

The Eagles

Favorite Movie?

Road House

Favorite Meal?

Steak and Crab

What’s your secret talent no one knows about?

I play the drums and I’m even better then Dozer at 31.

Nicknames?

Davie, Todo, Dave

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Coyotes Player Spotlight – Trevor Mlait

Name:

Trevor Mlait

Hometown:

West Kelowna, BC

Height:

5’8 ft

Weight:

175 Lbs

Age:

21

Position(s):

Outfield

School Year:

Freshman

School Program:

Human Kinetics

Hobbies other than Baseball?:

Fishing, Camping, Dirtbiking, Hunting

How long have you been playing baseball?

14 Years

Favorite MLB Team?

Toronto Blue Jays

Favorite MLB Player?

Josh Donaldson

Favorite Music Artist?

Zomboy

Favorite Movie?

Lord of the Rings

Favorite Meal?

Steak

What’s your secret talent no one knows about?

I can Dance

Nicknames?

DuDu

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Coyotes Player Spotlight – Zac Yandeau

Name:

Zac Yandeau

Hometown:

Plumas, MB

Height:

6’3 ft

Weight:

200 Lbs

Age:

23

Position(s):

Pitcher

School Year:

Senior

School Program:

Carpentry

Hobbies other than Baseball?:

Farming, Golf, Ice Fishing

Baseball Accomplishments/Highlights?

Won 3 out of 5 Fall World Series at OC

How long have you been playing baseball?

20 Years

Hero?

My Dad

Favorite MLB Team?

Montreal Expos

Favorite MLB Player?

Evan Gattis

Favorite Music Artist?

Anything Country

Favorite Movie?

Road House

Favorite Meal?

Lasagna

What’s your secret talent no one knows about?

I’m really good at 31

Nicknames?

Dozer, Doz

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Coyotes Player Spotlight – Jacob Holland

Name:

Jacob Holland

Hometown:

West Kelowna, BC

Height:

5’11 ft

Weight:

190 Lbs

Age:

19

Position(s):

Catcher

School Year:

Sophomore

School Program:

Associates of Arts

Hobbies other than Baseball?:

Hockey, Working Out, Gaming

Baseball Highlights/Accomplishments?

U16/U18 LABC Team Canada

How long have you been playing baseball?

13 Years

Hero?

My Dad

Favorite MLB Team?

Minnesota Twins

Favorite MLB Player?

Joe Mauer

Favorite Music Artist?

Tim McGraw

Favorite Movie?

Miracle

Favorite Meal?

Homemade Fried Chicken

Nicknames?

Holly

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Coyotes Player Spotlight – Elias Erdman

Name:

Elias Erdman

Hometown:

Quesnel, BC

Height:

6’0 ft

Weight:

200 Lbs

Age:

24

Position(s):

Outfield

School Year:

Freshman

School Program:

Business Administration

Hobbies other than Baseball?:

Reading, Tennis, Football

How long have you been playing baseball?

12 Years

Hero?

Roger Federer

Favorite MLB Team?

Toronto Blue Jays

Favorite MLB Player?

Josh Donaldson

Favorite Music Artist?

Flatbush Zombies

Favorite Movie?

The Dark Knight

Favorite Meal?

Tacos

Nicknames?

Erdy, Li

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Weekend Recap vs UFV

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.

Zac Yandeau

Jared Frew

Jared Dulaba

 

 

 

 

 

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.

Wyatt Hummel

Jesse Poniewozik

Noah Wood-Jolivet

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.

For more information please visit www.okanagancollegecoyotes.ca.

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