As the 2024 season approaches, let’s take a look at the infielding group that looks to have a large impact on the success of the 2024 Coyotes team.
Returning from the 2023 Coyotes are Junior Conrad Timmerman, Sophomore Connor Richards, Junior Ethan Skiffington, Junior Aiden Wensman, Sophomore Daniel Kovacevic, Sophomore Marcus Andrews, Junior Ryan Bratt and Sophomore Easton Brons.
Timmerman had a hot and cold 2023, but still managed to hit .272 with 5 triples and 10 RBI. He will look to be the veteran presence in the infield. Richards had a stellar freshman season batting .379 in his first season with the team, and Brons will look to make an impact early coming up from the JV squad last season. Both will look to make a bigger impact this year. Skiffington struggled a bit last season, batting .258 with 12 RBI and will look to add consistency at the plate and also in the field. He is also a pitcher for the Coyotes with a mid 80’s fastball and wipe out slider. Wensman and Kovacevic will look to bounce back from a tough 2023, where both players were in and out of the lineup. Andrews will look to be more consistent both at the plate and in the field and make a big impact this season. Bratt will be looking to show that he can make the jump to the varsity level this season and make an impact.
New to the Coyotes this season are Freshmen Braxton Hamilton, Matt Metcalfe, Jack Swinton, Vincent Desbiens, Brady MacDonald, Matthew Jennings, Coleman Kawaguchi and Wyatt Coupe.
Hamilton, Metcalfe, Desbiens and MacDonald are all two-way players and will look to add depth at the plate, in the field and on the mound. Jennings is returning after an injury took away his 2023 spring. Swinton comes to the Coyotes from Victoria, B.C. He shows big power from the left side of the plate and will surely strike some fear into the CCBC opponents. Kawaguchi will also look to be an immediate impact for the Yotes. The versatile infielder can play multiple infield position and has shown the ability to drive the ball to the deepest parts of the ballpark. Coupe is a big, athletics third baseman with big power in his bat. He will look to add consistency at the plate and field.
The OC infielders have been honing their skills and building chemistry throughout the offseason. With a relentless work ethic and a shared commitment to excellence, they are primed to showcase their talents and compete at the highest-level heading into 2024.
2023-2024 Fall schedule will be posted as it is finalized
There are number of Coyotes playing summer collegiate baseball around Western Canada. Keep up to date with them in the Western Canadian Baseball League and West Coast League. More to come