Kelowna Falcons

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For the first time in team history the Falcons will open the season in a home and home scenario as they host the Port Angeles Lefties beginning on Friday at Elks Stadium.  Admission is FREE!

Manager Bryan Donohue is back at the helm this season with assistant coach Scott Stone and pitching coach James Sloan.  All three coaches return with something to prove following the 25-29 campaign last summer.  The club is just a season removed from the Eastern Division pennant back in 2015.

Collectively this new roster had an average of .374 with 38 homeruns and 433 runs batted in during their school seasons.  These results are better than last year’s roster coming into the summer season.

On the pitching side of things the Falcons staff should be solid.  Four pitchers collected at least 50 strikeouts during the school season including UBC Thunderbird Niall Windeler who tallied 57.  In all the staff fanned 436 batters this spring.

Historically the Falcons have not started the summer on the right foot.   In the last seven “season opening” games the Falcons have won just once.  That said this will be the first season opening game against the newly formed Lefties, formally the Kitsap Bluejackets.

Oddly enough last season the Falcons and Bluejackets played a home and home with the Falcons sweeping all six games.  The three games at Elks Stadium were each one-run games.

The Lefties will be in Kelowna for Friday, Saturday and Sunday, with the opening pitch at 6:35pm scheduled for the first two games, then 6:05pm on Sunday.  Both clubs will depart after Sunday’s game and make the seven hour and 26 minute trip south to Port Angeles, Washington for a series beginning on Monday.

Admission to the home opener on Friday is FREE courtesy of TELUS.  The gates will open at 5:30pm, the first pitch set for 6:35pm.  The whole family is welcome as the adults can watch the game while the kids will enjoy the bouncy castles and hotdogs!

Listen to the game live with the voice of the Falcons Anthony Fusco.  LISTEN HERE

Photo courtesy of Greystoke Photography

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