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Coyotes shake off cold road trip and respond strong
March 10, 2015

CSN came back home looking to rebound from a mediocre 2-2 road trip and find some momentum offensively with a crucial road trip to Salt Lake on the horizon. 

By James Hernadez

Thursday night Coyote ace Phil Bickford took the mound in front of a packed house as CSN hosted its annual Board of Regents night. MLB scouts filed into Morse Stadium to see the future top ten draft pick deal and Bickford did not disappoint. He dominated from the start, overmatching batter after batter on his way to fifteen strikeouts over six innings not allowing a hit and walking just one. Phil is putting together a season for the CSN record books with a mind blowing 61 strikeout in just 30.1 innings of work which includes a 2.37 E.R.A. and a microscopic 0.86 W.H.I.P. The game was scoreless until the bottom of the seventh when pinch hitter Drew Newson came off the bench with a clutch single that scored Matt Waldren. Jose Verdugo, Matt Waldren, and Kenny Meimerstorf had consecutive RBI singles in the eighth inning extending the Coyote lead to five. Kayden Porter pitched the final three innings to earn the win for CSN in game one of the series 5-0.

Freshman Aj Jones took the mound in game two of the series looking to pitch the Coyotes to their tenth consecutive home victory. Jones was able to get through four innings allowing just two runs and keeping the team in the game until the offense got on the board. RBI singles by Jose Verdugo and Kenny Meimerstorf gave the Coyotes a 2-1 lead in the bottom of the third inning but the lead was short lived. Golden Eagles left fielder Greg Ashley singled home his second run of the game in the top half of the fourth inning, scoring Austin Geurtsen and tying the game at two. Mason Hayes clutched up in the home half of the fourth singling home Jesse Keiser and giving the Coyotes a lead they would not relinquish. Closer Josh Nurenberg protected the one run lead pitching three stellar innings of two hit baseball, striking out four and earning his team leading fourth save of the season. CSN held on to defeat USU-Eastern 3-2.

Gabe Gonzalez had his own set of scouts in the stands to observe the 6' 5 freshman in game three of the series for the Coyotes. Gonzalez breezed through the first three frames of the game but ran into some trouble in the fourth surrendering three hits, one walk and two runs in what would be his last inning of work. Left fielder Matt Waldren broke a 3-3 tie in the top of the sixth inning with a well placed single to center and scored a crucial insurance run later in the inning on a throwing error by second baseman Bryce Blackburn. Alec Hutt came into the game to pitch the final 1.2 innings of the game to earn his first win of the season, extending the Coyotes home winning streak to eleven games with a 5-3 victory.

Nevada-Reno commit Anthony Martine was hoping to rebound from a subpar performance last weekend in Colorado and pitch his Coyotes to a twelfth straight victory keeping the "Morse Magic" alive. Martine was on point all afternoon as he pounded the zone and retired the final twelve batters he faced in order to earn his third victory of the year. CSN's bats struck early and often as university of Houston commit Tyler Brown led the offensive charge with three RBI's in the game as his Coyotes struck for five runs in the first two innings of the game. Gerald Robins had a two RBI game and contributed three of the teams eleven hits as CSN rolled to a 9-1 run rule victory in the final game of the series. The Coyotes hit the road this weekend to face the Salt Lake Community College Bruins for four games beginning Friday afternoon.

Fans follow the team on Twitter @CSNCoyotes all weekend long for live in game stats and updates.    

Coyotes Sweep Golden Eagles, Home Win Streak 12 and Counting
March 10, 2015

CSN Coyotes continue their winning ways, taking all four games against USU Eastern Golden Eagles
By Harrison Howard/csncoyotes.com
March 10, 2015

Las Vegas, NV- The College of Southern Nevada Coyotes were looking forward to this past weekend for multiple reasons.  The Coyotes had an 8 game win streak at home and wanted to improve upon it.  More importantly, the team was thrilled to be away from the Colorado snow, and under the Las Vegas sunshine.  After splitting the series with the Colorado Northwestern Community College Spartans, the Coyotes were looking to get back on track this weekend against Utah State University Eastern Golden Eagles.  CSN had defeated USU Eastern just a few weekends ago with the final score of 10 to 2.  Projected first round draft pick Phil Bickford took the mound in game one, and looked to start things off right for the Coyotes.
Phil Bickford had complete control of all of his pitches, especially his fastball, which was topping out at 96 mph.  Through 5 innings, Bickford had not allowed a hit, and only one walk and struck out 12 batters.  The only problem was that opposing pitcher, Sean Hardman, was also throwing a no-hitter.  After back to back two out walks in the bottom of the 7th inning, second baseman Drew Newson delivered a RBI single to break the scoreless tie.  The Coyotes tacked on 4 more runs to take a 5 to 0 lead over the Golden Eagles.  Pitcher Kayden Porter, who relieved Phil Bickford after the 6th inning, entered the 9th inning without allowing a hit either.  With two outs in the top of the 9th, the combined no-hitter was broken up by pinch hitter Jordan Mellen, with a single to center field.  The Coyotes finished the 9th inning without allowing a run, finishing game one of the series with a victory.
Friday's double header had Aj Jones starting in the first game.  The Utah State University Eastern Golden Eagles took a one run lead in the 2nd inning behind a RBI single from left fielder Greg Ashley.  The Coyotes answered with back to back RBI singles by Jose Verdugo and Kenny Meimerstorf in the bottom of the 3rd inning.  Golden Eagle's left fielder, Greg Ashley, was at it again with another RBI single in the 4th inning, tying the score at 2 runs a piece.  Coyote's designated hitter, Mason Hayes, delivered a RBI single of his own in the bottom of the 4th inning to take the lead 3 to 2.  The 3 runs would be all that was needed for a 3 to 2 victory for the Coyotes. 
Game two of the double header was very interesting to say the least.  The Coyotes jumped to an early lead with 3 runs in the 2nd inning.  In the top of the 4th, a controversial no-swing call and some choice words from CSN's Head Coach Nick Garritano, led to Coach Garritano's ejection from the ball game.  The Golden Eagles scored two runs that inning, and one more in the 5th, tying the game at 3 runs apiece.  Starting left fielder Matt Waldren, broke the tie with a RBI single to center field.  Later in the inning, the Coyotes performed a perfect double steal.  Waldren scored as Tyler Brown got into a pickle between first and second base.  CSN pitcher Alec Hutt finished the 7th inning with a shut out, finishing the game with a final score of 5 to 3 in favor of the Coyotes. 
With the home win streak intact, the Coyotes were seeking a 4 game sweep over the Golden Eagles.  Starting pitcher Anthony Martine allowed two hits and one run in the 1st inning.  Besides the 1st inning, Martine didn't allow a runner on base the rest of the game.  The CSN bats came to life this game combining for 9 total runs through 7 innings, behind Tyler Brown's 3 RBIs.  The Coyotes finished the 4 game sweep of the Golden Eagles with a 9 to 1 victory.
The Coyotes have been on fire lately, winning 14 of their last 16 games, with their 12 game home win streak still in play.  The pitching staff continues to be the bright spot for the College of Southern Nevada.  But with the bats producing as much as they have been lately, this team appears as if they are ready for their deep postseason run.  The Coyotes travel to Salt Lake City, Utah looking to increase their win column against Salt Lake Community College Bruins in a 4 game series starting this upcoming Friday, March 13th.
For the latest news, the complete 2015 Coyote baseball schedule, and more of my articles covering each weekend series, please visit www.csncoyotes.com.  Follow us on Twitter @CSNCoyotes, for live scoring updates and in game tweets.  

Cold Colorado Weather Freezes Out Coyotes
March 5, 2015

With snowy conditions, long travel, and delayed games, the Coyotes split the opening regular season series at two games apiece. 

By Harrison Howard/csncoyotes.com

March 4, 2015
Las Vegas, NV
- The College of Southern Nevada Coyotes traveled 672 miles to Rangely, Colorado to open up the regular season against the Colorado Northwestern Community College Spartans.  During the preseason the Coyotes had an 11-5 record and were riding an eight game winning streak.  At the last game of the SWAC Round Robin Tournament last week, the Coyotes defeated the Spartans 14 to 2.  But this upcoming series had multiple obstacles, not just the Colorado Northwestern Community College seeking revenge from last weekend's loss.  After 11 hours of travel on Thursday, and 3 to 5 inches of snowfall in Rangely, Colorado, the opening game of the series was delayed into the weekend due to weather conditions.  Only one game was scheduled for Friday where CSN Coyote's Phil Bickford took the mound against the CNCC Spartans.
The Coyotes' hot bats carried over from the past few weeks scoring 3 runs in the first inning, behind a pair of RBI doubles from designated hitter Kayden Porter and center fielder Kenny Meimerstorf.  Bickford allowed four runs in the first 2 innings, but those runs would be the only ones Spartans scored all game.  The CSN Coyotes tallied a total of 11 runs, which gave them the win with a final score of 11 to 4.  Phil Bickford was the winning pitcher, throwing 4 innings and allowing 5 hits, 3 walks, 4 runs, and striking out 6 batters, improving the winning streak to 9 games.
The plan for Saturday was to have a triple header to finish up the series before the next storm hit Colorado.  Anthony Martine got the start in game one, but wasn't on his A game.  The Spartans scored 6 runs, all off of Martine.  The College of Southern Nevada was only able to score a total of 3 runs, which wasn't enough to extend the win streak, in a 6 to 3 loss to the Colorado Northwestern Community College.
The Coyotes turned to pitcher Gabe Gonzalez to get them back on track for the middle game of the triple header.  Gonzalez had a solid outing, pitching 5 1/3 innings, allowing 3 hits, 3 walks, 4 runs, while striking out 5 hitters.  The Coyotes had a huge output of production in the fourth inning, scoring a total of 6 runs.  Starting shortstop, Tyler Brown, led the team with 3 RBIs in a 10 to 5 victory over the Spartans. 
CSN looked to win the final game of the series against CNCC, but again the weather gods had a different plan in mind.  Colorado Northwestern Community College was leading the College of Southern Nevada 7 to 1, before the game was called due to weather conditions after 5 innings. 
The College of Southern Nevada wanted to improve upon their hot finish to their preseason, but were only able to split the series against Colorado Northwestern Community College.  There weren't a lot of bright spots for the Coyotes this past weekend, but the play of second baseman/shortstop Tyler Brown was one of them.  Brown started all 4 games of the series, batting .438, with 4 RBIs, 4 runs and a stolen base.  The pitching staff had a rough overall series and will look to turn things around this week at home against the Utah State Eastern University Golden Eagles.  Your first chance to see your Coyotes this week is Thursday, March 5.  First pitch is at 6:30 pm at Morse Stadium.
For the latest news, the complete 2015 Coyote baseball schedule, and more of my articles covering each weekend series, please visit www.csncoyotes.com.  Follow us on Twitter @CSNCoyotes, for live scoring updates and in game tweets.

College of Southern Nevada Hires Inaugural Head Volleyball Coach
December 5, 2014

LAS VEGAS, Dec. 5, 2014 – College of Southern Nevada Athletics Director Dexter Irvin has named Sue Thurman as the inaugural head coach of the CSN Women's Volleyball team today. 

"Her volleyball success in Las Vegas at the high school and club level will provide her with a great base to recruit our first volleyball team," Irvin said.
Thurman is currently serving as the head coach of the Las Vegas High School boys' and girls' volleyball program, where the Wildcats won Nevada State Championships in 2005 and 2008. They also won three Sunrise Regional Titles, 10 Northeast Conference Titles, and appeared in the Nevada State Tournament six out of her past 11 years at the helm. Thurman was voted Northeast Conference Coach of the Year for nine seasons. 

"I was thrilled a few months ago when CSN announced it would be adding women's volleyball. The addition of a collegiate volleyball program is a tremendous step for the growth of volleyball in our community," Thurman said. "When the program was announced, I was finishing my 16th girls' season at Las Vegas High School – a place I consider home. I did not imagine I would be part of this adventure, but after much consideration and encouragement from my family, friends, and administration, I knew this challenge and opportunity was one I needed to accept. It is going to be exciting to start this program, to create traditions, and set the stage for future Coyotes."

She will join CSN's Athletics Program, which currently boasts the nationally competitive NJCAA men's baseball and women's softball programs, as a part-time employee and begin recruitment and team development activities immediately. The CSN Women's Volleyball team is expected to begin competing in the fall 2015 semester and will bolster CSN's efforts to encourage more women to compete in intercollegiate athletics.

Thurman graduated from St. Bonaventure University with a bachelor's in education, and attained a master's degree in Education Administration from the University of Phoenix. While attending St. Bonaventure, Thurman, a 19-year Las Vegas resident, was a two-time Atlantic 10 all-conference recipient and the 1990 Mikasa Atlantic 10 Rookie of the Year.  She currently holds the individual records in Career Digs (958) and Season Kills (512). 

"As a professional educator Sue understands respects and values education," Irvin said. "Expanding our sports offerings at CSN and starting with volleyball, provides a great opportunity for young women in Las Vegas. Volleyball is highly competitive in Las Vegas and nationally in our Scenic West Athletic Conference, I fully expect Coach Thurman will build a successful program with young women from the valley and the State."
About the College of Southern Nevada Athletics:
The College of Southern Nevada Coyotes have competed in intercollegiate athletics NJCAA Division I since 1999. CSN owns one national championship in men's baseball (2003-NJCAA Division I), two Western District Championships (2003, 2010-NJCAA Division I), three Region XVIII Championships (2003, 2008, 2010-NJCAA Division I), and seven SWAC Championships (2003, 2004, 2005, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2013-Division I).
About CSN:
Founded in 1971 and educating thousands of students a semester, the College of Southern Nevada (csn.edu) is the state's largest and most ethnically diverse higher education institution. CSN students can choose from 180 degree and certificate options in more than 100 areas of study, including more than 25 degree and certificate programs available entirely online. Students create flexible, personalized schedules, including day, evening, and weekend classes taught on three main campuses and multiple locations throughout Southern Nevada. CSN — your future starts here. CSN is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action institution. For more information, visit http://www.csn.edu/nondiscrimination

Tyler Brown and Anthony Martine Sign Letter of Intent
December 3, 2014

Tyler Brown and Anthony Martine signed their letters of intent and will be continuing their baseball careers after this season with the Coyotes in the Division 1 ranks, Brown who committed to the University of Houston, and Martine committing to the University of Reno.  Both players are coming off excellent freshman years, and eager to begin their sophomore season with the Coyotes.

Head Baseball Coach Nick Garritano had this to say about his players, "We are thrilled to have two of our Student Athletes sign Letters of Intents to continue their education and baseball careers at Division 1 schools.  Tyler will be a big time player for UH, he has the capability of being an offensive leader in country for Houston.  We are very excited for Tyler and his future as a Cougar."  Garritano added, "Anthony is a LHP that has very good command of his fastball that tops out at 92 mph.  He also is very capable of using his cutter, change up and breaking ball at any time in the count.  We are very excited for Anthony and his future as a member of the Wolfpack."

Brown ended last year hitting .349, 31 RBI's and 31 stolen bases, and is looking to pick up where he left off as he prepares for this season.  Brown had this to say about signing with the University of Houston, "I couldn't be happier with my decision to go to the University of Houston. I wouldn't be where I'm at today without my family, coaches, and teammates so I thank all of them. I can't wait to be a cougar!"

Martine finished the year appearing in 13 games with an ERA of 1.46 and 12 strike outs.  Martine had this to say, "As a young boy, one of my goals was to one day become a division 1 baseball player. I am proud to finally announce that I will be playing baseball at the University of Nevada Reno for the 2015-2016 season. Once I took my official visit I knew it'd be the school I wanted to attend. I want to thank my family and friends for supporting me and helping me with my final decision. I also want to thank the coaching staff from Reno for giving me the opportunity to continue my baseball career. I also would like thank the CSN coaching staff and administration for helping me reach my goals. I believe that UNR is the best fit for me, and is also a place where I believe I will reach high success."

The Coyotes are set to open their season when they host the CSN Coyote Border Battle January 30 – 31, 2015 at Morse Stadium.  For more information please visit www.csncoyotes.com or follow us on Facebook and Twitter.


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Participating sports
Men's Baseball I - Stats Archive
Women's Softball I - Stats Archive
Women's Volleyball I - Stats Archive

Total NJCAA Team National Championship Titles: 1

Men's Championships: 1
Women's Championships: 0

Breakdown by Sport:

  • Men's Division I Baseball: 2003

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