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Falcon Friday: Jacob Steels

Outfielder for Kelowna has pro baseball in his blood
(Photo - @AHCbulldogs/Twitter)

It’s Falcon Friday! It’s time to get to know all about Kelowna Falcons outfielder Jacob Steels.


Steels played last season at Allan Hancock College (junior college); he is committed to the California Polytechnic State University Mustangs for the fall.

Question: Where are you from?

Answer: Santa Maria, California.

Q: What brought you here to Kelowna?

A: The views! I heard it was amazing here! Our head coach actually used to coach at my junior college. He saw what I was doing and wanted to get me out here on the team.

Q: It’s only been a few days but what are your thoughts on Kelowna so far?

A: Oh it’s beautiful! This is an amazing town! I have nothing but good to say about it, it’s awesome.

Q: What got you into baseball?

A: My dad was a big baseball player. I’ve been playing baseball probably since I could walk.

Note: Steels’ dad, Jim, played in 111 games over three seasons in MLB with the San Diego Padres, Texas Rangers, and San Francisco Giants.

Q: Who’s your favourite team?

A: The Oakland A’s. Not too many of us (this year) but I’m an A’s fan.

Q: What’s your pregame meal?

A: I just had a burger right now. They’re not as good as America I’d say but they’re really good.

Q: In n’ Out is overrated.

A: What?! No, it’s good!

Q: Do you have a pregame ritual?

A: Not really. I usually throw some in. I have my airpods with me so I’ll just play my pregame playlist.

Q: What’s your walk-up song?

A: In high school it was ‘Hypnotize’ by Biggie.

Q: What’s your best on-field memory?

A: My first year of junior college we actually won the conference title for the first time in 25 years and just being a part of that team was really cool.

Q: Who’s your biggest inspiration?

A: My dad.

Q: If you weren’t playing baseball, what would you be doing?

A: Probably playing football. I was a big football player in high school and decided to pick baseball and I’m loving that decision but I still love football too.

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Jordy Cunningham

About the Author: Jordy Cunningham

Hailing from Ladner, B.C., I have been passionate about sports, especially baseball, since I was young. In 2018, I graduated from Thompson Rivers University in Kamloops with a Bachelor of Journalism degree
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