Kelowna Falcons

Five Game Losing Streak

The Kelowna Falcons (17-15) lost game two to the Wenatchee AppleSox (17-12) by a score of 9-3. For the Falcons, it was their fifth consecutive loss. Kelowna has been mired in a slump since clinching their playoff berth in the last day of the first half.

It was a fairly even game until the fifth inning when Braeden Toikka, Kelowna’s starting pitcher, allowed a grand slam courtesy of second baseman Josh Zamora. That put the game out of reach and despite Alex McGarry’s first home run of the season, the Falcons had no momentum and took the loss.

Head coach Bryan Donohue gave his perspective on the game. He said, “It was one swing really. The grand slam really hurt. Offensively, we let them off the hook a couple of times. That game for me was the tale of two or three swings of the bat. One on our end that didn’t happen and one on their end that did. Getting down that big early really hurts. Losing streaks¬†are what they are. You need to dig yourself out of it.”

Donohue also took a positive spin out of the losing streak. He said, “I’m really looking forward to seeing the response we’re going to have. The biggest message is enough is enough and it has to change. We need to start playing for momentum so that we can finish the season out the right way before the playoffs. We need to be road warriors and get some wins coming up. We need to get back on track with winning. I know this group has it in them.”

Kelowna will look to avoid a sixth straight loss when they duel the AppleSox tomorrow night at 6:05 pm.

Falcons Play by Play and Recaps provided by Anthony Fusco.

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