Kelowna Falcons

Playoff Preview

The Kelowna Falcons will make their 1st appearance in the WCL Post-Season since 2010 when they open up against Bellingham on Tuesday night at Joe Martin Field in Bellingham, WA.

The Matchup

Kelowna Falcons (34-19) WCL East Division Winner vs. Bellingham Bells (33-21) WCL West Division Winner

The Schedule

Game 1 – Kelowna @ Bellingham – 7:05 Tuesday August 11th- Joe Martin Field
Game 2 – Bellingham @ Kelowna – 6:35 Wednesday August 12th – Elks Stadium
Game 3 – Bellingham @ Kelowna – 6:35 Thursday August 13th – Elks Stadium (If Necessary)

Head to Head

The Kelowna Falcons took the season series over the Bellingham Bells by a 4-2 margin, winning series 2-1 at home and on the road.

In the 1st series between the 2 teams, the Bells chased Kelowna starting pitching in the first 2 games before they even got an out. The Bells also lead 3-0 in the finale of that first series, but Kendall Motes lasted 5 innings only allowing the 3 earned runs. Kelowna’s offense and bullpen would team up in that series and come from behind, winning 2 of the three games.

In Bellingham July 31 – August 2nd, the Bells took the opener of the series, adding late runs to beat Kelowna 6-1. The Falcons would get stellar pitching in the final 2 games, as Brady Miller and Michael Koval both picked up victories in tight games.

Probable Pitchers

Game 1 – Kelowna Brady Miller (6-0, 2.18 ERA) vs. Bellingham Justin Calomeni (3-1, 2.45 ERA)
Game 2 – Kelowna Michael Koval (4-0, 1.17 ERA) vs. Bellingham Andrew Kemmerer (4-0, 1.44 ERA)

Players to Watch

Hunter Villanueva – WCL Batting Champion – .378 average, 12 doubles, 7 homers. Tied 1st in Falcons Single-Season Hits
Justin Flores – 2nd in WCL Batting – .358 average, 12 doubles, 8 homers. Set Franchise marks in homers (8) and RBI’s (39)
Alex Webb – San Diego Padres draft pick, has a 0.69 ERA since July 17 out of the bullpen.

Aaron Stroosma – .288 average, 3 doubles. 2nd in WCL Stolen Bases with 37
Chris Beall – .306 average in 22 games, 8 doubles, 10 RBI’s
Brian Way – 1.56 ERA with a 4-0 record. 4 ER allowed all season in 23 innings.

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Twitter: @KelownaFalcons

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