Falcons hone in on division title

Kelowna has six game lead in West Coast League as Apple Sox visit Tuesday

With less than two weeks remaining in the regular season, a division title is coming into focus for the Kelowna Falcons.

Heading into tonight’s home game against the Wenatchee Apple Sox, the Falcons (27-14) lead the West Coast League’s East Division by six games over Yakima Valley and six and a half over Wenatchee.

Under the guidance of second-year coach Billy Clontz, the Falcons made a statement on the weekend, taking two games from the league-leading Bend Elks, before the third and final game on Sunday night was rained out.

That game will be made up at a later date only if it has a bearing on a division title or a wild card playoff position.

The Falcons will finish up a three-game series with the Apple Sox with games on Wednesday and Thursday at 6:35 p.m., then head to Bellingham for three-game set with the Bells beginning Friday.

Kelowna, with 12 games remaining, returns home next week, Aug. 4 to 6 for three against the Corvallis Knights, before wrapping up the regular season Aug. 7 to 9 in Walla Walla against the Sweets.

If the Falcons finish first in the East Division, they would host a best-of-three first round playoff series the week of Aug. 10.

It would be Kelowna’s first division crown since the formation of the West Coast League in 2005.


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