OC Coyotes win 2024 Canadian College Baseball Conference regular season championship

By College Relations | May 15, 2024
           

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The Okanagan College Coyotes have won the 2024 Canadian College Baseball Conference regular season championship with a 21-10 record, securing the number one seed heading into the Canadian College World Series.

“It has been a very rewarding season for our program, we have dealt with a lot of adversity with injuries, and to finish on top was a great accomplishment by the players. It is a testament to the depth of our group,” says Head Coach Geoff White.

The Coyotes finished the regular season with a run of nine wins in the last ten games to claim the regular season, their second regular season championship (2022, 2024). In conference they were number one or two in many offensive stats, including runs, on base percentage, and stolen bases. On the mound, several individuals had outstanding seasons, including Teagan Ribbink (RHP, Kelowna, BC), where he finished 5-0 with a 2.35 ERA and tied the school record of strikeouts with 67 in just 49.1 innings pitched. Senior Ryan Dousett (OF, Calgary, AB) led the offense hitting at a .382 clip while leading the team in runs scored and stolen bases.

“We had some outstanding accomplishments as a team, and some individuals had tremendous seasons,” adds White. “More importantly, we have seven players graduating from the program with their respective academic goals achieved.”

The Coyotes will now head to Lethbridge, Alberta, for the Canadian College World Series. The eight-team double elimination tournament will begin on Thursday, May 16 with the Okanagan College Coyotes facing the number eight seed Victoria Golden Tide.

“We are excited for the playoffs, it’s a short tournament where you have to play solid baseball for four games. We have a fantastic group of student athletes, so they are looking forward to the challenge and competition,” say White.

The Okanagan College Coyotes have claimed three National Championships, including in 2018, 2021 and in 2022 when they set the league record with a 25-5 record.

Okanagan College Coyotes baseball summer camps are coming up quick. To get your chance to be on the field with the 3x National Champions, visit juniorcoyotes.ca for more information.

Games are being streamed at hometeamlive.com, and up-to-date scores and stats can be found at cc-bc.ca




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