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Apr 2014 14

Coyotes Sunday Sweep

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Photo courtesy of Greystoke Photography

One run in the fourth inning was all Coyotes’ starter Tanner Collins would need as the Yotes shutout the Vancouver Island Baseball Institute (VIBI) Mariners 1-0.

Collins was the story of the game, throwing a complete game shutout for his first win of the campaign.  He scattered six hits and struck out eight on route to the victory.

The Coyotes scored their lone run in the top of the fourth as Garrett Wiese scored an unearned run following his one out walk.  The offense only tallied three hits.

In game 2 of the Sunday doubleheader, the Coyotes needed 11 innings to defeat the Mariners 9-5 and win three of four over the weekend in Nanaimo.

After the Mariners jumped out to a 5-1 lead in the first two innings, the Coyotes started to claw back.  They scored single runs in the third and fourth innings on a bases loaded walk and a Joel Lamont RBI base hit.

Starter Marcus Drewry settled in after giving up five runs, not allowing another run to score in his next three innings of work.  He turned it over to the bullpen, as Austin Orsted, Taylor Thomas and Brandon Becking combined to allow just two hits over the next six innings.

The offense tied the game in the eighth on a two out RBI single by Wiese.  The run was unearned.

Then in the top of the 11th, the Coyotes scored four times with two out to seal the victory.  Three of the four runs were unearned and Brock Chilton recorded an RBI single.

Becking collected his first win of the spring, coming on in relief and throwing two perfect innings.

The Coyotes pounded 18 hits in the ball game. Wiese collected three hits and three RBIs, while Adam Gasiorowski finished with four hits.  Derek Shedden, Joel Lamont and Chilton each had multi-hit games.

The Coyotes (7-8), who have won five of their last six will finally return home and open the CCBC Easter Weekend tournament on Friday


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