Kelowna Falcons

Falcons Lose Two

The Kelowna Falcons (4-4) had their three-game winning streak snapped at the hands of the Gresham GreyWolves (5-3). The GreyWolves were unable to make it to Kelowna for a proper three-game series, so instead the team’s played a doubleheader.

The GreyWolves were able to take game one by a score of 3-1 and then followed that up with a game two win to the tune of 6-3.

The runs dried up for the Falcons, who had scored a combined 25 in three games against Port Angeles. When asked about the lack of offense, Falcons coach Bryan Donohue replied, “We didn’t use the whole field. We left a lot of balls right in front. We had guys just not staying on their pitches. I don’t think we made very many good swings today, to be honest with you.”

He continued on with, “It’s frustrating, you go through the lineup once it’s forgivable, but then there just wasn’t any adjustment made as the game went on. We turned into an offense that looked like it was playing from behind. I didn’t see a lot of competitive a bats. We were really flat offensively.”

Donohue was very clear on his post-game message to his squad, saying “It’s not acceptable to come out and lay an egg like that for two consecutive games. The infield play was terrible today. I don’t even want to know how many errors were made. It’s a tough pill to swallow and it really surprised me that it kept happening all day long.”

He continued by saying, “Out of the nine runs total we gave up today, probably five or six of those was because we couldn’t field the baseball. That’s going to get cleaned up, but at this level, you can’t have that many errors. It hurts the pitcher and runs his total up, which then extends his inning.”

If there’s a silver lining to the pair of losses, it’s the fact that the Falcons are still very much in the hunt in the West Coast League’s North Divison. Many teams are in the same position, and the Falcons can come ahead tomorrow if they take the final game against Gresham.

The Falcons and GreyWolves will play a regular nine-inning series finale Saturday night at 6:35 pm.

Falcons Play by Play and Recaps provided by Anthony Fusco.

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