Kelowna Falcons

Man of Steels

The Kelowna Falcons are pleased to add the offensively gifted Jacob Steels from Allan Hancock College to the 2022 roster.

This past spring, he led his club in hitting with a blistering average of .416 playing in 40 games and coming to the plate 166 times. In total he collected 69 hits, nine doubles, nine triples, three homeruns and had 33 RBIs. Once on the bases he led the Western State Conference in California with 27 stolen bases and scored an incredible 45 runs.

His speed will again be put to the test once in a Falcons uniform as he patrols the wide outfield at Elks Stadium. This spring the freshman amassed 87 putouts for the Bulldogs. He was named to the First Team All-Conference following his outstanding season.

Steel does have some excellent baseball bloodlines as his father James was a member of the San Diego Padres, Texas Rangers and San Francisco Giants from 1980-1992. He played 13 games with the 1989 Giants that would eventually go on to play the Oakland Athletics in the World Series, mostly remembered for the tragic earthquake that rocked San Francisco just prior to Game 3.

The Falcons are preparing for the home opener on June 3rd with the Victoria Harbourcats in town. With just over two weeks before the opener the Falcons are still looking for a few billet families to host some of the players. Families receive a grocery allowance, season tickets and an experience like none other. If you are interested contact Alex Draper to reserve your spot and join our family; 250-575-2400 or adraper29@shaw.ca.

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