Kelowna Falcons

Falcons Lose Close Game

The Kelowna Falcons lost a close game to the Wenatchee AppleSox by a score of 9-7. It was a back and forth affair between the two teams, with the AppleSox coming out on top.

Wenatchee opened the scoring when starting pitcher James Brooks fell into trouble. The Sox were able to score five combined runs through the first four innings. The Falcons then had a huge rally and were able to produce a five-spot in the fifth, punctuated by back-to-back home runs from Taylor Wright and Cole Mueller.

For Wright, it was his ninth of the season and his three RBI’s also set him a Falcons single-season record. He now has 36 on the year and counting. Mueller’s home run was also his third and no other Falcon besides Wright has more.

The AppleSox rallied again for consecutive single runs in the sixth, seventh and eighth innings, and those singles ultimately sunk Kelowna when they tried to make a bottom of the ninth comeback.

Falcons head coach Bryan Donohue, commented on how he thought his team did. He said. “Well, we started a little flat. I thought the quality of at-bats early just wasn’t good. We picked it up though. The offensive team that we have ended up showing up in a big way. We put up a huge five-spot with a couple of really big swings. We just have to do a better job early and not allow ourselves to dig that big of a hole.”

Donohue also commented on a few defensive errors on the night. He said, “One thing that unfortunately cost us a couple of runs was wild pitches. They used them to advance runners and it just puts you in a lot of sticky situations. There were too many pitches that we could catch or block. We put their runners in scoring positions too much, and that in turn put too much pressure on our pitchers tonight.”

The Falcons will try and even the series Saturday night when they send Jared Gray to the mound for his second start. First pitch goes at 6:35 pm.

Falcons Play by Play and recaps provided by Anthony Fusco.

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