After losing their first game at Elks Stadium against the Thompson Rivers University Wolfpack, the Okanagan College Coyotes offence exploded in game two to help the home team earn a split in Saturday’s doubleheader.
Led by Spencer Kilpatrick and Adam Parliament, the Coyotes scored 14 runs en route to a 14-6 win. Kilpatrick was a perfect 5-fo-5, driving in three runs for his Coyotes, while teammate Parliament also had five hits in five plate appearances, including two home runs. Parliament also picked up seven RBI’s.
Okanagan College now 5-5 on the season and will look for the third win of the ySunday when they play the Wolfpack in another doubleheader.
By Pieter Uni
The Okanagan College Coyotes baseball team wasted an outstanding performance from pitcher Rob Alksne, dropping a 6-0 decision to the visiting Thompson Rivers University Wolfpack in the Coyotes home opener at Elks Stadium.
Alksne threw six quality innings, allowing only one run on three hits while striking out eight Wolfpack batters, but couldn’t get any help from the bullpen, as the Coyotes relievers allowed a five-run seventh inning en route to a 6-0 loss.
The game was scoreless through four innings before the Wolfpack’s David Hole hit a RBI double off Alksne to give the visitors a 1-0 lead.
The Coyotes had plenty of opportunities to even the score, but the team struggled to put together quality at bats and finished the game with a mere three hits.
After Okanagan College decided to end Leschuk’s day after six innings, the left-hander was replaced by Nick Peruzzo, who promptly allowed four runs. After Peruzzo was lifted in favour of Pieter Tollenaar, the Coyotes allowed a fifth run, ending any chance the home team had in making a comeback.