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.
The Falcons got a strong night of pitching before Taylor Wright walked off Kelowna's fourth straight victory with a 4-3 win in 10 innings over the @CowlitzBBears!
— Kelowna Falcons (@kelownafalcons) July 11, 2018
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