Kelowna Falcons

Falcons Fall in 11

The Port Angeles Lefties completed the three-game sweep over the Kelowna Falcons on Thursday night with a 6-5 victory in 11 innings.

The teams traded runs through the first eight innings with the Lefties tying the game in the top of the eighth.

In the ninth the Lefties took a two-run lead off reliever Nick Cleland making his Falcons debut, scoring a pair of unearned runs. The lead was short lived however as the offence came right back in the bottom half of the inning to tie it. Jake Steels blooped a single into centerfield with two-out to score Damian Stone and Michael Montrezza giving the home side new life.

A special moment came in the top of the ninth as Barrett Foehler came out of the bullpen in relief of Cleland to make his Falcons debut. He is the nephew of Falcons General Manager Mark Nonis, who was also celebrating his birthday. Foehler, who is still in high school pitched with confidence and the crowd took note cheering with every strike he tossed. He finished two innings but did allow a pair of runs in the top of the 11th which ultimately led to the Lefties victory.

The offence was led by Steels on Thursday who reached base all five plate appearances with four hits, a walk, four RBIs and a run scored. Luke Solis and Jeter Ybarra had two hits each and Stone scored three of the Falcons five runs.

The Falcons will now hit the road for a weekend series in Yakima before returning home on Monday to play the Kamloops NorthPaws at Elks Stadium at 6:35pm.


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