Kelowna Falcons

An Historic Night

Pitching was the name of the game on Saturday night as Falcons’ starter Nick Woodcock was masterful on route to an 8-2 victory over the Kamloops NorthPaws at Elks Stadium.

Woodcock was outstanding throwing eight complete innings, striking out eight batters, giving up two runs on five hits. As a matter of fact, he threw seven shutout innings before finally giving up the two runs in the eighth. Cho Tofte finished off the game in the ninth striking out one.

Offensively the Falcons pounded out 14 hits led by Jeriah Lewis and his game high three hits and added an RBI and a run scored. Damien Stone, Jared Parsons, Jeter Ybarra and CJ Ontiveros each had multi-hit games. Ontiveros also had two RBIs.

The Falcons jumped in front in the second inning with a single run, followed by three in the third inning and three more in the fifth.

Saturday night the Falcons honoured and remembered those children who attended a residential school and never came home by wearing special orange jerseys. The “Every Child Matters” logo appeared on the front of the jersey and Westbank First Nation performed a beautiful ceremony before the opening pitch.

With the victory the Falcons (6-7) even the weekend series and will host the NorthPaws (9-7) on Sunday in the rubber match with Hiroyuki Yamada the expected starter. The gates open at 5:00pm, with the first pitch set for 6:05pm on Father’s Day with all dad’s receiving a ticket at half price. Reserve your tickets online HERE.


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