Kelowna Falcons

Tingle All The Way

Halfway through the 2017 summer the Falcons lineup was suddenly bolstered when Trent Tingleslad joined, a sophomore from Everett Community College. He came to Kelowna with 15 games to go and promptly collected 18 hits, three of them doubles, three homeruns and 16 RBI while hitting .310.

The next summer the Falcons were eager to have the hard hitting lefty back in the lineup and his 2018 season was spectacular. After transferring to Louisiana-Monroe in the fall, he came back a more potent hitter playing 44 games for the Falcons and hit at a .350 clip. In 157 at-bats he tallied 55 hits, nine homeruns, 40 RBIs and 13 doubles.

The following June, Tinglestad was selected in the 22nd round of the Major League Baseball draft by the Seattle Mariners and was immediately sent to their spring training facilities. The 2020 season would have been his first season as a professional, however the pandemic cancelled Minor League Baseball along with most other sports. He finally made his debut in 2021 as a part of the Mariners’ Single-A affiliate the Modesto Nuts in California. He hit six homeruns, collected 53 RBIs and finished with a .260 average while playing in 50 games.

Tinglestad is currently at the Mariners Spring Training facility but stopped to talk with Ryan Watters in the Falcons edition of Where Are They Now?

Photo courtesy of Cary Mellon

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