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May 2014 12

OC Coyotes Lose Season Ending Heartbreaker

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Photo courtesy of John Pentland

Seven runs in the final two innings ultimately leads to the end of the Okanagan College Coyotes season as they fall 8-7 to the Prairie Baseball Academy Dawgs in the quarterfinal of the CCBC championship tournament.

Both the Coyotes and Dawgs traded single runs in the first inning.   Yotes’ starter Joel Lamont then shutdown the three time defending champs for the next three innings.
Meanwhile the Coyotes offense went to work scoring twice in the top of the second inning, then three times in the fourth.

The Dawgs finally got to Lamont in the fifth, as the right hander gave up three runs, to bring them within two with a 6-4 score.

The Coyotes offense responded with a run in the top of the sixth, restoring the three run lead.

However in the bottom of the inning Lamont allowed two more runs, before being pulled in favour of Marcus Drewry.  The pitching change didn’t seem to bother the Dawgs as they scored two more off Drewry, both unearned.

In his final collegiate game Garrett Wiese helped lead the charge with a pair of hits and two RBIs.  Tyler Pentland recorded two RBIs and Aaron Barrett and Braedan Heyland each had two hits.

The Coyotes out hit the Dawgs 9-5, but three defensive errors at key times did not help matters.

Following their game with the Coyotes, the Dawgs advanced to the title game, beating the VIBI Mariners 6-5 in the semi-final.

The Dawgs then won their fourth straight CCBC title after beating the top ranked TRU Wolfpack 5-1, who received a bye to the championship game after the round robin.

The Coyotes headed home following their loss to the Dawgs.


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