OC Coyotes in Nanaimo for weekend series

Coyotes renound from slow start to even Canadian College Baseball Conference record at 6-6

The Okanagan Coyotes will hit the road this weekend in Canadian College Baseball Conference action.

OC will play a four-game set in Nanaimo against the VIBI Mariners, with doubleheaders on Saturday and Sunday.

The Coyotes are coming off three wins in four games last weekend in Kamloops.

After opening the weekend with a 3-1 loss to the TRU Wolfpack, the Coyotes rebounded with a 6-5 win in 10 innings over VIBI later on Saturday.

Freshman Kody Rock tossed nine innings of six-hit ball for OC, while Marcus Drewery pitched a scoreless 10th for the win.

Joel Lamont scored the winning run on a sac fly by Austin Weisgerber, who had three RBIs in the game.

On Sunday, OC’s bats were alive and well, scoring 28 runs in a pair of victories.

The Coyotes beat VIBI 12-2 in a game called after six innings.

Righthander Tanner Collins went all the way on the mound for the win.

Offensively, Brian Elias and Braden Heyland each had a pair or RBIs as OC had 10 hits.

In the weekend finale, OC had 16 hits ann route to a 16-6 win over TRU. The Coyotes jumped on Wolfpack starter Danny Moore for 10 runs in the first three innings. Garrett Weisse had four RBIs, while Andy Scott, Austin Weisgerber and Curtis Mazerkewich added two RBIs apiece. Drewery earned his second win of the weekend in relief.

After a slow start to the season, the Coyotes are now 6-6, good for third spot in the CCBC.


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