Expectations are high this year for the Okanagan College Coyotes baseball team as players report for the team’s seventh season on Sept. 1.
Last season, the Coyotes made it all the way to the Canadian College Baseball Conference Championships but fell to Lethbridge’s Prairie Baseball Academy Dawgs in dramatic fashion, 8 - 7.
Head coach Geoff White is optimistic about the team’s prospects for the upcoming year.
“We have a good group,” says White. “We have many strong returning players and a promising group of freshmen. I have high expectations this season.”
After participating in some social events during Orientation week, the team play starts on Sept. 6, with three inter-squad games at Elks Stadium over the course of the weekend. This will be the first chance White has to see his first year players in action.
“We have a busy fall schedule, which will give us lots of time on the field. It’s a long season but everything we do is preparation for those CCBC championships in May,” says White.
The Coyotes first series against another team begins on Sept. 13 at 2:30 p.m. when they face the Langley Blaze at Elks Stadium at Richter St. and Recreation Avenue in Kelowna.
Tickets for the Coyotes home games are available at the gate for $5.
For the Fall schedule and player lineup, visit www.okanagancollegebaseball.ca.
As part of the College's orientation events, the Coyotes will be attending a tailgate party at the Kelowna campus on Sept 11 at 6 p.m. It's a great chance to meet the team.
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