Right-hander William Ouellette earned his shot at playing professional baseball this spring with a solid effort as Cal State San Bernardino’s closer.
It paid off as he signed with the Toronto Blue Jays as a free agent. He has reported to the Blue Jays’ Gulf Coast League affiliate based in Dunedin, Fla.
Ouellette was 2-0 with a 2.50 ERA in 18 innings and 14 games for the Coyotes, who reached the CCAA Tournament for the first time in four seasons this spring. He had six saves, finishing fifth in the CCAA in that category,
Ouellette, a product of Corona Centennial who also attended Citrus College, earned All-CCAA and All-West Region honors at shortstop for the Coyotes in 2014.
Cal State San Bernardino junior right-hander Tyler Wells has been named CCAA Pitcher of the Week.
Wells, a Yucaipa High School graduate, helped the Coyotes to a 4-0 win in Saturday’s series opener against Cal State Stanislaus.
He allowed just one hit, one walk, and struck out seven Warrior batters in his first nine-inning complete game performance of the year. Wells needed just 111 pitches to get the job done and after surrendering a single in the second inning he retired the next 20 batters. The only walk of the game was in the ninth inning.
He is now 2-2 with a 1.28 ERA in eight starts with 56 strikeouts in 49 innings.
It was the second time he has earned the weekly honor.
Junior outfielder Jack Larsen of UC San Diego was the Player of the Week.
Cal State San Bernardino junior left-hander pitcher Don Sullivan has been named CCAA Pitcher of the Week.
Sullivan, a Compton native, threw a six-hit, nine-inning shutout Friday to help the Coyotes to a 2-0 win over Cal State San Marcos.
In a game that took less than two hours to complete, Sullivan struck out one batter, walked two, and never faced more than five batters in a a single inning.
He is 4-2 with a 5.23 ERA on the season.
The Coyotes start a series at Chico State on Saturday.