With that, the Coyotes bounced over to the Heartland League with Columbia and Winchester. This more northern oriented league featured teams in Altoona PA, Anderson IN, Will County IL, Lafayette IN and Dubois County IN. The Coyotes fared about the same in the standings... 5th place finishing with an underwhelming 32-40 record. Many of the hitters were gone with the move to the new league and Brian Wisler's 15 2B, 7 HR, .318 performance was the best on the team. Andy Byron however
was terrific on the mound putting up a franchise best 8-2, 4.14, while George Lovett sported a terrific ERA at 5-6, 2.99. Todd Schiffhauer (1-1-6 SV, 1.52) also made for a fine closer. Sounds pretty good so far...