Former Okanagan A's infielder Tanner Morache will play this season summer for the West Coast League's Kelowna Falcons.

Former Okanagan A's infielder Tanner Morache will play this season summer for the West Coast League's Kelowna Falcons.

Familiar territory for Falcons’ Morache

Former Okanagan A's player back in Kelowna to play with West Coast League team

When the Kelowna Falcons asked Tanner Morache if he’d like to spend the summer in the Okanagan, the Surrey native didn’t need much time to ponder his answer.

After all, playing with the West Coast League club for the 2013 season will be much like a homecoming for the 20-year-old third baseman from Surrey.

Morache knows the surroundings and city very well, having played for the B.C. Premier Baseball League’s Okanagan Athletics back in 2011.

“When I played here, I loved it,” said Morache. “The town is great, the people are great…so I knew coming back was what I wanted. Coach (Geoff) White and all the other staff have been good to us so far, so it’s good to be back. I’m excited to be here.”

Morache is coming off his second season at the College of Southern Idaho in Twin Falls where, this spring, he batted .385 in conference play with 23 RBIs.

Falcons’ head coach Geoff White looks forward to working with Morache this summer.

“Tanner’s a great athlete,” White said of the 5-foot-10, 175-pound infielder. “He had a really good year at college, we have high expectations for him to come in a do really well for us. He’s played in summer leagues the last couple of years and he’s done well at that, so he’s proven himself to be a really good player.”

After two solid seasons at the College of Southern Idaho, Morache will be making the step up to NCAA Div. 2 next season with Dixie State University in Saint George, Utah.

Morache hopes to hone his game for the next level with a strong summer of baseball in a reputable league and a familiar environment.

“Summer ball is a good place to get your repetitions in and see some live pitching,” said Morache, who played last summer in Swift Current, Sask. “I’m going to want to get stronger, that’s my main goal because I’m going to need that at the next level. And I’m here because it’s fun, too.”

Morache and the Falcons opened the new WCL season on the road this week and are in the midst of a three-game series against the Victoria Harbourcats.

 

The Falcons will play their traditional free home opener Saturday night against the Bend Elks. Game time at Elks Stadium is 6:35 p.m.

 

 

Kelowna Capital News

Just Posted

Kelowna Cabs’ dispatchers will be coming back to work now that their union and the taxi company have come to an agreement. (Facebook/Kelowna Cabs)
Kelowna Cabs dispatchers set to go back to work

The taxi company and the dispatchers’ union have reached an agreement

t
Motorcyclist critically injured in Westside Road collision

Motorcyclist collides with vehicle, struck by another: preliminary police findings

People at the beach in front of Discovery Bay Resort on Tuesday, July 14. (Michael Rodriguez - Capital News)
Heat wave forecast for Okanagan-Shuswap

Temperatures are forecast to hit record breaking highs this week

The Crofton trailer park home where the bodies of two people were found. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Kelowna mom still waiting for answers after daughter and her fiance found dead

Pair discovered in their Vancouver Island home in May identified as Rachel Gardner and Paul Jenkins

Central Programs and Services on Richter Street.
COVID-19 exposure at Central Programs and Services

Interior Health annouces a COVID-19 exposure within Central Okanagan Schools

Marco Mendicino, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship during a press conference in Ottawa on Thursday, May 13, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
Canada to welcome 45,000 refugees this year, says immigration minister

Canada plans to increase persons admitted from 23,500 to 45,000 and expedite permanent residency applications

A 1969 Barracuda convertible like this one is being refurbished by Rust Valley Restorers and raffled off to raise funds for Habitat for Humanity Kamloops, which includes the Salmon Arm/Shuswap area. (Image contributed)
Rust Valley Restorers’ work will lead drive for attainable housing in Salmon Arm

Habitat for Humanity Kamloops’ Classic Car raffle features ‘69 Barracuda convertible

The Coquihalla Lakes washroom is getting upgrades. (Submitted)
Coquihalla to get upgrades to aging washrooms

The Ministry of Transportation is providing $1 million in funding to upgrade 3 rest areas

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

Osoyoos chef Murray McDonald was ecstatic upon realizing he scored the $1 million guaranteed prize in the June 2, 2021 Lotto 6/49 draw. (Contributed)
Osoyoos chef ecstatic after bagging $1 million Lotto 6/49 win

B.C. lottery players have redeemed more than $44 million in winnings from Lotto 6/49 this year

The Sacred Hearts church on PIB land burned Monday morning. (Theresa May Jack/Facebook)
UPDATE: Two churches on band land in South Okanagan burn to the ground

Sacred Hearts church on Penticton Indian Band land was reduced to rubble

Tl’etinqox-lead ceremony at the site of the former St. Joseph’s Mission in Williams Lake, B.C., June 18, 2021. (Angie Mindus photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
‘We are all one people’: Honouring residential school victims and survivors

Love, support and curiousity: Canadians urged to learn about residential schools and their impact

Indigenous rights and climate activists gathered outside Liberty Mutual’s office in Vancouver to pressure the insurance giant to stop covering Trans Mountain. (Photo by Andrew Larigakis)
Activists work to ensure Trans Mountain won’t get insurance

Global campaign urging insurance providers to stay away from Canadian pipeline project

Most Read