Kelowna Falcons


KELOWNA, BC – The Kelowna Falcons couldn’t find their way on home soil, falling in the series opener to the Wenatchee AppleSox by a 13-1 score on Tuesday night at Elks Stadium. 

Wenatchee wasted no time hitting the scoresheet as Kodie Kolden began the game with a bang with a solo home run over the wall in left field to give the AppleSox a 1-0 lead before an RBI double from Dalton Harum extended the lead to 2-0. 

The AppleSox added three more runs in the 2nd inning coming courtesy of eight Wenatchee batters coming to the plate. Three doubles in the inning including a two-run double to left center field from Ryan Altenberger and an RBI two-bagged from Johnny Sage gave Wenatchee a 5-0 lead in the 2nd inning. 

Kelowna had a chance to cut into the deficit a bit, loading the bases with one out but a strikeout and ground out got AppleSox starter Sam Wyatt out of the inning, who went 5 scoreless innings in the game allowing just three hits. 

Nick Nygard’s start came to an end after three innings, allowing five runs on five hits before Taylor Dye took over out of the bullpen and the AppleSox brought 10 batters to the plate in the 4th inning to break the game open early. 

An RBI double off the bat of Kolden was followed by RBI singles from Sage and Blake Klassen gave Wenatchee a 7-0 lead before Hunter Montgomery smacked a grand slam over the wall in left center field and extend the AppleSox advantage to 12-0 in the game. 

Wenatchee added another run in the 7th inning as Dalton Harum laced an RBI single to right center field for his second RBI of the game and a 13-0 lead in favour of the visiting AppleSox. 

A strong relief effort came from Connor Hurley in the 8th and 9th innings as the right handed reliever from Sioux Falls, South Dakota fanned five of the six batters he faced for a terrific outing. 

Bradley Norton gave the crowd something to cheer about in the 9th inning as he drove a ball deep to left field and over the wall for his first home run of the season and breaks the shutout bid to finish the scoring at 13-1 in favour of Wenatchee. 

The Falcons (11-22/1-6) look to even the series against the AppleSox (16-17/5-2) on Wednesday night from Elks Stadium. Tickets are available for purchase on the Falcons website as well as at the gate ahead of the first pitch scheduled for 6:35 PM.

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