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.