TEMPE, Ariz. – Kansas Wesleyan Baseball left Arizona on a good note as the Coyotes beat Park Gilbert 5-1 on Sunday at Tempe Diablo Park, the spring training home of the Los Angeles Angels.
Park took a 1-0 lead in the bottom of the first inning, but that was the only run the Buccaneers could muster the entire game.
Three walks and a hit batter to open the sixth yielded the first of three runs for the Coyotes as Diego Solis (SO/El Paso, Texas) walked to bring in Dustin Sipe (SR/Aztec, N.M.), who led off the inning with a walk. Bishop drove in a run with a hit to right, and the third run of the frame came in when Gable hit into a double play.
The Coyotes added one more in the ninth as Kendall Foster (SR/Prosper, Texs) tripled and then scored on Sipe’s single to center.
Five different players had a hit each for the Coyotes.
Starter Jarrett Brannen (JR/Bakersfield, Calif.) picked up the win, allowing one run while scattering five hits over seven innings, to go along with six strikeouts. Nathan Righi (JR/Pekin, Ill.) and Ryan Sandoval (SR/El Paso, Texas) each threw an inning of relief.
The Coyotes will open the home portion of the schedule next Saturday, hosting Peru State at Noon at Dean Evans Stadium. The 3-game series concludes Sunday and starts a 12-game nearly month-long homestand for the Coyotes.