Falcons trio named to WCL all-star game

Cal Hehnke, Dan Pruitt and Trent Tingelstad will play in the July 17 showcase in Port Angeles

Ken Reid/Greystoke Photography                                WCL all-stars Cal Hehnke, Dan Pruitt and Trent Tingelstad.

Ken Reid/Greystoke Photography WCL all-stars Cal Hehnke, Dan Pruitt and Trent Tingelstad.

A trio of Kelowna Falcons have selected to play in the 2018 West Coast League all-star game July 17 in Port Angeles, Wash.

Pitcher Cal Hehnke will play in his second all-star game, while outfielder Trent Tinglestad and Dan Pruitt will be making their first All-Star appearances as the Falcons will have three representatives at the All-Star Game for the second straight season.

Heading into Wednesday’s action, Hehnke has been dominant out of the bullpen for Kelowna, acting as the team’s closer and collecting five saves. In 21.1 innings pitched this season, the Grand Island, Nebraska native has allowed just four runs on 12 hits in his 12 games this season. Hehnke (3-0) has struck out 37 batters, which ranks third in the WCL, while

Tinglestad has been taking the WCL by storm over the course of the first month and a bit of the season with his name appearing near the top of many leader boards in major offensive categories. The Marysville, WA native is second in the league with a .381 batting average. He sits in a tie for the top spot with nine doubles and for RBIs with 28. Tingelstad also leads Kelowna with seven home runs.

Pruitt is enjoying a solid first season in the West Coast League with 26 hits in his first 72 at bats. The Oklahoma City native has hit for a .361 batting average while connecting for two home runs and 12 RBIs this season. The freshman from Seminole State College has also been solid on defense, having not commited an error this season.

The WCL all-star game will take place on Tuesday, July 17 at Civic Field in Port Angeles, Washington.

Meanwhile, the Falcons stretched their WCL winning streak to six games Thursday with an 8-5 win over Cowlitz. Kelowna product Davis Todosichuk led the attack with six RBIs, including a grandslam.

This weekend, the Falcons will head to Portland for a three game series with the Pickles.

To report a typo, email: edit@kelownacapnews.com.


@KelownaCapNews
newstips@kelownacapnews.com

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Just Posted

Mounties cover a burgundy truck with a tent at Buckerfields in West Kelowna on Monday, June 14. The RCMP is investigating after a woman’s body was found inside the truck. (Amandalina Letterio/Capital News)
West Kelowna RCMP investigating suspicious death after body found in truck

Police responded to a truck parked out front of a Main Street business where the body was found

(Jenna Cocullo / The Northern View)
Delays expected on Lakeshore Road this week

Northbound traffic on Lakeshore between Richter and Barrera will be detoured for paving

David Larsen, left, and co-host Tony Peyton. (K96.3/Twitter)
Popular Kelowna radio host dies after battle with cancer

David Larsen was half of the longtime Kelowna morning-show duo David and Tony

A storm watch has been issued for the Okanagan, Kootenays and Columbia regions of B.C. (Calvin Dickson photo)
Another severe thunderstorm watch issued for the Okanagan

Conditions are favourable for thunderstorms that may produce strong wind gusts, hail and heavy rain

Craft Culture Events hosts its first of four summer markets at Prospera Place in Kelowna (Craft Culture Events/Contributed).
Kelowna’s Prospera Place summer market a success

Craft Culture Events hosts its first of four summer markets and vendors were ‘excited’ to be back

Singer-songwriter Jann Arden is pictured with a draft horse. (Canadian Horse Defence Coalition)
Jann Arden backs petition to stop live horse export

June 14 is the International Day to End Live Export of Animals

Kelowna-Lake Country MLA Norm Letnick, assistant deputy speaker at the B.C. legislature, presides over committee discussions. The legislature is completing its delayed spring session this week, with most MLAs participating by video conference. (Hansard TV)
B.C.’s daily COVID-19 infections dip below 100 over weekend

Only 68 new cases recorded Monday, four additional deaths

B.C. ambulance station in Revelstoke is expected to get a new system called the Scheduled On-Call (SOC) this fall. (Liam Harrap - Revelstoke Review)
B.C. ambulance changes could put Revelstoke residents at risk, warn local paramedics

Paramedics said to expect a substantial increase in ambulance response time starting this fall

Jane Linden
KCR: Volunteering keeps you active

Kelowna Community Resources shares stories of its volunteers in a weekly column

Cannabis bought in British Columbia (Ashley Wadhwani/Black Press Media)
Is it time to start thinking about greener ways to package cannabis?

Packaging suppliers are still figuring eco-friendly and affordable packaging options that fit the mandates of Cannabis Regulations

This goose family went for a leisurely stroll down Vernon’s Main Street Saturday, April 25. (Dave Deshane photo)
Controversial Vernon goose cull won’t fly this year

Necessary permit procedures held up at a federal level

The BC Ferries website went down for a short while Monday morning following a provincial announcement that recreational travel between health authorities can resume Tuesday. (Black Press Media file photo)
BC Ferries’ website crashes in wake of provincial reopening announcement

Website back up now, recreational travel between health regions to resume as of Tuesday

The Kamloops Indian Residential School is photographed using a drone in Kamloops, B.C., Monday, June, 14, 2021. The remains of 215 children were discovered buried near the former school earlier this month. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
Communities grapple with what to do with former residential and day schools

Some tear them down as a tool to help healing, others repurpose them as tools for moving forward

Four golfers from Fairview Mountain Golf Club in Oliver will golf from sunrise to sunset to raise funds for ALS on June 29. (Submitted)
Golfing from sunrise to sunset in Oliver for ALS

Four golfers from Fairview Mountain Golf Club have taken up the challenge June 29

Most Read