OC Alumni Weekend Recap

The Okanagan College Coyotes hosted their annual OC alumni weekend this past Saturday as they would play a double header against past Coyote players. For the first time since the alumni games have been played, the current OC team would take both games by scores of 6-5 and 17-4.

As always, the end scores are not the main focus of the day, it is about the past Coyotes coming back to the ballfield to enjoy playing in OC colors once again. This year had representatives from all the past years teams. In total there were 27 Alumni, including 4 from last years CCBC championship team.

We would like to thank all of the Alumni for coming out to the games, especially those from out of town.

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OC Splits in Chilliwak vs UFV

On Wednesday, the Okanagan College Coyotes travelled to Chilliwack to face of with the University of Fraser Valley for the first time since the 2018 Canadian College Baseball Conference Championship game. OC would come away with a split winning 14-2 and losing 6-5.

In game one, Senior catcher Jake Fischer (Edmonton, AB) blasted his first homerun of the fall coming way of the grand slam fashion. Fischer would be 1-4 in the game with 5 RBI. Senior outfielder Jeremy Buckley (Kelowna, B.C.) would continue to swing a hot bat, delivering a 2-2 performance, drawing 3 walks and cashing in 2 RBI and a double. Freshman short stop Brendan Luther (Etobicoke, ON) would hit his way to an impressive 3-4 effort in his first collegiate start, also collecting 2 RBI. On the mound, Sophomore Jesse Popniewozik (Edmonton, AB) would have another solid pitching performance, working 3 innings, allowing just one hit and striking out 3. Freshman Nic Taylor would follow with another 3 solid scoreless innings, also only allowing 1 hit. Freshman Ethan Loran (Badlands, AB) would throw two more scoreless innings for the Coyotes before Senior Wyatt Hummel (Kelowna, BC) would shut the door for the victory.

In game two, OC would fall behind early and could not complete the comeback in the 7th. Freshman starting pitcher Jayden Clayton (North Vancouver, B.C.) threw two innings giving up 3 runs on 5 hits. Freshman Derek Powell (Abbotsford, B.C.) would throw two innings in relief surrendering 3 runs, two of them earned on just one hit. Sophomore pitchers Nick Lee (Victoria, B.C.) and Justin Lanigan (Cloverdale, B.C.) would both throw one inning in relief and would not surrender a run. Offensively the scattered only 5 hits but would take advantage of 7 free passes by the UFV pitchers, scoring 3 of those free passes.

Next up for OC will be their Alumni weekend games which will begin tonight, weather dependent, starting at 7pm. On Saturday they will again play the Alumni at 7pm, and then on Sunday will take on UFV down at Elks Stadium.

 

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Coyotes Start Fall 3-1 After Opening Weekend


 

The Okanagan College Coyotes opened up their fall schedule this past weekend facing off against the local Okanagan Athletics Premier Baseball Team and the Thompson Rivers University Wolfpack. The Coyotes would finish the weekend with a promising 3-1 record.

On Saturday, the Coyotes would play a double header against the Athletics and this would give the OC coaching staff their first look at their freshmen class. In game one, the OC offense would take off scoring 15 runs on 14 hits and would capitalize on 12 walks. Tyler Monks would lead the way with two doubles and 4 RBI, Nolan King would be 2-3 with a triple and 3 RBI and Ethan Gray would also go 2-3 with a double and scored 3 times. On the mound, Jayden Clayton would throw 2 hitless innings, striking out 3. In relief Brennen Flodin would throw 2 scoreless, Alex Andres would throw one inning allowing 2 runs and Nic Taylor would finish the game shutting done the Athletics offense.

In Game two, the OC pitching would again keep the Athletics offense at bay but only allowing 3 runs on 2 hits. Ethan Loran would throw 2 scoreless innings allwing just one hit and striking out 3. Brett Melanson would throw a scoreless 3rd before giving the ball to Noah Zenkewich. Zenkewich would struggle in his first innings allowing 4 walks to score 2 runs and allowing another run in his second inning but would not allow a hit and would strike out 4. Derek Powell would take over for the 6th and 7th and would shut down the A’s, striking out 5 batters. On the Offensive side, OC would be led by Brennan Flodin and Alex Andres, both went 3 for 3, with Flodin driving in the winning runs. Massimo Peranio would also have a big game going 2 for 2 with a double.

On Sunday, OC would play fellow Canadian College Baseball Conference team the TRU Wolfpack. In game one, OC would erupt for 19 runs on 17 hits including a big 10 run 7th inning. Senior Davis Todosichuk would go 2 for 4 with 3 RBI, Sophomore Trevor Mlait would go 3 for 5 with two double and 4 RBI and Jeremy Buckley was 2-3 with a double, a RBI and 3 runs scored to lead the OC Offense. Senior Jake Fischer was also 2-5 with 3 RBI. On the mound, Jesse Poniewozik would throw 3 solid innings allowing just 1 hit, and striking out 3. Sophomores Dylan Koenig and Nick Lee would limit the TRU offense before Senior Trevor Brigden shut the door in the 9th.

In Game two, the tides would turn as the OC offense would be shutout, and the OC pitching staff would struggle in an 11-0 loss.

Next up for OC will be a Tuesday night game against the Athletics. They will then travel to Chilliwack to set up a rematch of the Championship game against the University of Fraser Valley Cascades.

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Double Gold

Noah Wood-Jolivet and Chris Wyslobocki claimed two gold medals in 2018.  First in May winning the CCBC College Championship and now last weekend in St Thomas, Ontario at the Baseball Canada U21 National Championships.  Wyslobocki pitched the North Mississauga Tigers into the final with a 11-0 complete game over New Brunswick in the semi final.  Wood-Jolivet hit the game winning RBI walk off single as the Tigers came from 2 behind to claim gold in the bottom of the 7th.   Congratulations to both!

Chris Wyslobock and Noah Wood-Jolivet claimed gold at the Baseball Canada U21 National Championships

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Summer Baseball Camps Announced

Our famous Junior Coyotes Summer camps have been announced for 2018.

July 16-19 @ Elks Stadium, Kelowna, BC

July 23-26 @ Marshall Field, Vernon, BC

August 13-16th @ Elks Stadium, Kelowna, BC

August 20-23rd @ Marshall Field, Vernon BC

All camps start at 8:30am and go to 2:30pm.

$175.00 per camp before July 1st, $225.00 after July 1st.

Registration link

 

 

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Coyotes Win CCBC National Championship

2018 CCBC National Champions

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CCBC Awards Handed Out! Yotes Pick Up Hardware

CCBC Award winner from left to right: Erick Junnola, Trevor Brigden, Noah Wood-Jolivet, Trevor Mlait, Chris Wyslobocki, Davis Todosichuk, Brandon Graham, Jared Frew

-Kamloops, BC- The CCBC Championships kicked off on Wednesday night with the annual awards banquet held prior to competition.  Individual and team awards are presented.

The Coyotes were well represented on the All Conference teams as first team award winners were:  Davis Todosichuk-(Senior, OF, Kelowna, BC), Noah Wood-Jolivet-(Soph, INF, Toronto, ON) and Trevor Brigden-(Senior, RHP, Toronto, ON)

Second team winners were:  Erick Junnola-(Junior, INF, Calgary, AB), Chris Wyslobocki-(Freshman, RHP, Toronto, ON) and Trevor Mlait-(Freshman, OF, Kelowna, BC)

Individual awards were handed out to Brandon Graham-(Senior, INF, Prince George, BC) league leader in homeruns (5).  Jared Frew-(Senior, INF, Calgary, AB) took home most RBI.  Finally Trevor Brigden-(Senior, RHP, Toronto, ON) won CCBC Pitcher of the Year.

The Coyotes also were recognized for one of the two team awards handed out, and took home league lead in ERA (3.80).

The first game of the CCBC Championship will be against the #4 seed UFV Cascades Thursday May 10th @ 10:00am

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Coyotes Player Spotlight – Nathan Postle

Name:

Nathan Postle

Hometown:

Victoria, BC

Height:

6’0 ft

Weight:

165 Lbs

Age:

19

Position(s):

Infield

School Year:

Freshman

School Program:

Business Administration

Hobbies other than Baseball?:

Golf, Tennis, Basketball

Baseball Highlights/Accomplishments?

2014 Bantam AAA Victoria Eagles Best Hitter Award, 2016 Canadian Sport School Leadership and Discipline Awards, 2017 BCPBL Victoria Eagles Leadership Award.

How long have you been playing baseball?

15 Years

Hero?

Steve Nash

Favorite MLB Team?

Toronto Blue Jays

Favorite MLB Player?

Marcus Stroman

Favorite Music Artist?

Travis Scott

Favorite Movie?

Rocky

Favorite Meal?

Steak and Mashed Potatoes

What’s your secret talent no one knows about?

Juggling

Nicknames?

Postle

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Final Weekend Recap vs UC

The Okanagan College Coyotes wrapped up their regular season play this past weekend with a 4 games set against the University of Calgary Dinos with first place on the line. The Coyotes would wrap up the weekend coming just short by splitting the weekend games. They would finish the season in second place with a 20-8 record, one game behind the Prairie Baseball Academy Dawgs.

In game one on Friday, the OC offense could not get anything going as the Dinos starter would hold the Coyotes to no hits until the 7th inning. Catcher Jake Fischer (Junior, Edmonton, AB) would get the Coyotes first hit in the bottom of the 7th with a lead off single. OC would only manage one more hit in the game, coming off the bat of outfielder Trevor Mlait (Fresh, West Kelowna, BC). He would eventually come around to score for the Coyotes lone run in the game. Starting pitcher Chris Wyslobocki (Fresh, Toronto, ON) would go 8 strong innings allowing just 3 earned runs on 6 hits. Final score 4-1 Dinos.

Chris Wyslobocki

On Saturday, the Coyotes would look to rebound offensively and get back to their hitting ways. In game one, starting pitcher Cole Parussini (Senior, Vancouver, BC) would struggle to be consistent and would only last 4 innings. He would give up 8 earned runs on 7 hits and would strike out 5. OC would jump out to an early lead, 4-2 in after 2 innings, but the Dinos would reply with 3 runs in the top of the 3rd to take the lead. They would add 3 more runs in the 5th inning. In relief, Jesse Poniewozik (Fresh, Edmonton, AB) would throw a strong 4 innings allowing just 1 earned run on 3 hits, and struck out 4. This would allow the OC offense to battle back. In the bottom of the 6th, OC would put up 4 runs to tie the game at 8-8. OC would score a run in each of the next two innings to push the score to 10-8. Wyatt Hummel (Junior, West Kelowna, BC) would come in for the save in the 9th inning. He would allow one run before shutting the door. Offensively, the Coyotes were led by Noah Wood Jolivet (Soph, Mississauga, ON) who had 4 RBI, and catcher Jake Fischer (Junior, Edmonton, AB) and Eric Junnola (Junior, Okatoks, AB) both had 2 hits. Final Score 10-9 Coyotes.

Jesse Poniewozik

Noah Wood-Jolivet

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In Game two, the Coyotes would not be able to overcome an early deficit. The Dinos offense would capitalize on their opportunities scoring 7 times in the top of the 2nd inning. Starting pitcher Zac Yandeau (Senior, Plumas, MB) would allot 9 earned runs in 4.1 innings before giving the ball to Alex Dawson (Fresh, Richmond, BC). Dawson would throw 2.1 innings allowing 4 earned runs on 2 hits. Brandon Becking (Senior, Coquitlam, BC) would throw 1.1 innings allowing 1 earned run and then Hummel would finish the game with a clean 9th inning. The OC offense would chip away at the lead, but the pitchers and defense just could not shut down the Dinos. Wood-Jolivet would again have a big game going 3 for 6, Davis Todosichuk (Senior, Kelowna, BC) would get 2 hits and 3 RBI, Jared Frew (Senior, Calgary, AB) and Junnola would both have 2 hits and 2 RBI. Final score 15-10 Dinos.

Jared Frew

Davis Todosichuk

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In the final game of the regular season, OC needed a win to give them a chance at first place. They would deliver both on the mound and at the plate. Starting pitcher Trevor Brigden (Senior, Toronto, ON), who is normally the teams closer, game the team 6.1 innings of dominance as he would give up just 2 hits and strike out 11 batters. Aiden Mordecai (Soph, Cloverdale, BC) would finish off the 7th inning. Frew would have another 2 hits game and would drive in 3 runs. Brandon Graham (Senior, Prince George, BC) would drive in two runs and would have 2 hits in the game. The OC offense capitalized on 12 walks and would win the game 10-0 in 7 innings.

Trevor Brigden

Brandon Graham

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Coyotes will now prepare for the Canadian College Baseball Conference Championship held in Kamloops BC. The Tournament begins on Wednesday with the CCBC awards banquet where the Coyotes should bring home a few awards. The pitching staff led the league in ERA and gave up the least amount of hits. The Offense led the league in triples and homeruns, slugging percentage, walks, On-Base percentage and set a new team record for stolen bases with 66.

The Coyotes will start the tournament with two games on Thursday at 10am vs UFV and 1pm vs PBA, Friday 10am vs VIU and 7pm vs TRU and will wrap up the round robin on Saturday at 12pm vs UC. The Semi-final and Final will be played on Sunday.

For the entire tournament schedule, please visit http://pointstreaksites.com/view/ccbc

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Coyotes Player Spotlight – Chace Davidson

Name:

Chace Davidson

Hometown:

Saskatoon, SK

Height:

5’10 ft

Weight:

165 Lbs

Age:

18

Position(s):

Outfield

School Year:

Freshman

School Program:

Communications Culture and Journalism

Hobbies other than Baseball?:

Downhill Skiing

Baseball Highlights/Accomplishments?

Winning 2014 and 2015 Saskatchewan Provincial Championships

How long have you been playing baseball?

14 Years

Hero?

My Mom

Favorite MLB Team?

San Francisco Giants

Favorite MLB Player?

Mike Trout

Favorite Music Artist?

N/A

Favorite Movie?

Everybody Wants Some

Favorite Meal?

Steak and Mashed Potatoes

What’s your secret talent no one knows about?

Can fold my tongue into a maple leaf

Nicknames?

Meat Stick

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