Kelowna Falcons

Falcons Fall

The Kelowna Falcons lost game two of their three-game homestand to the Port Angeles Lefties to the tune of 5-3. It was a tough start to the night for right-handed pitcher James Brooks, who fell into some trouble early on in the game.

The Lefties were able to score three runs at the top of the first inning, with Kelowna answering with a run of their own in the bottom of the first. The game would remain 3-1 until the bottom of the 7th, in which the Falcons would add another run to close the gap and make it 3-2.

The Lefties had an eventful top of the ninth, tagging on a couple more runs to make it 5-2.

A comeback was staged in the bottom of the ninth, with the Falcons needing three runs to tie the game. They managed to score one and put both Matt Scheffler and Matt Voelzke in scoring position, but a groundout to third would end any hope of a comeback.

Manager Bryan Donohue wasn’t impressed with the team’s effort on the night. He said, “We were flat. Couldn’t have gotten off to a worse start. We weren’t sharp on the mound and you can’t give up a three spot, especially in the first inning.”

Despite the criticism, Donohue also had some positive words for his starter, James Brooks. He said, “Brooks really pitched well after the first inning. That game was teeter tottering on falling apart early, but he did a good job of settling down and giving us a chance to win.”

The Mt. Hood head coach is also expecting a to see a better effort out of is club in tomorrow’s rubber match. “I think this team is capable of being much more offensive than we were tonight. We were passive at the plate when we should have been aggressive and the quality of contact was really low today.”

He continued on by saying, “I’m excited to see a different look from the group tomorrow. Different energy and a better approach at the plate. I want to see a little more fire and to not allow a team to come into our field and win a series. If we win tomorrow, we accomplish our goal which is to win every series.”

The Falcons will be back at it tomorrow night at 6:05 pm for the rubber match with the Lefties. They will then board a bus and travel to Port Angeles for three games on the road.

The Falcons play by play and recaps come courtesy of Anthony Fusco.

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