Kelowna Falcons

Magnificent Marris

For two seasons Brandon Marris was dominating on the mound for the Falcons and is arguably one of the best right-handed pitchers in team history.

He first came to Kelowna in 2011 from Murray State College, a small institution in Oklahoma who had an enrolment of 2,516 students that year. He was the first student athlete from that school the Falcons had ever added to the roster, which was rather unknown prior to Marris.

In 2011 Marris got his first start in the second game of the season in Bellingham and was brilliant. He threw a complete game allowing four runs on six hits while fanning six. That complete game was a sign of things to come as he set a new team record for appearances, strikeouts and innings pitched over the course of the season. In the end he pitched in 23 games and threw 81.1 innings, striking out 71 batters, a record that still stands today.

He followed up that amazing season and returned in 2012 after transferring to Southeastern Oklahoma State University. He again was solid compiling seven wins, which puts him at the top of the Falcons single season record book for wins in a single season, tied with Cord Cockrell who equalled the feat in 2012 as well. He struck out 48 more batters over the course of 70.2 innings, in 13 appearances with a 3.31 ERA.

He talks with Ryan Watters looking back and his two magical seasons in the Okanagan.

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