Pippins halt Falcons’ winning streak at 3

YAKIMA, WA. – The Kelowna Falcons had their three-game West Coast League win streak come to an end on Wednesday night in a 14-6 loss to the Yakima Valley Pippins

It was the second of a three-game series from Yakima County Stadium.

Cole Pofec was the catalyst for the Pippins offence as he collected four hits and tacked on 6 RBI’s while Hunter French sat down the first 12 Falcons batters that he faced to help the Pippins force a rubber match in the three-game series.

Pofec started the scoring with a solo home run off of Kelowna starter Stone Churby in the 2nd inning with the Falcons offence being stymied by Pippins hurler Hunter French, not being able to get a hit before Dan Pruitt’s lead-off double in the 5th inning.

Yakima Valley added on a pair of runs in the 3rd inning before really opening the game up in the 5th with four runs on three hits, including a Pofec RBI single for his 3rd and 4th RBIs of the night and helped extend the Pippins advantage to 7-0.

Taylor Wright inched the Falcons closer with a three-run home run to right field, his second home run of the season and road trip, to cut the deficit to 7-3 but Yakima had an answer with a two-run single by Pofec again in the 6th pushed the lead to 9-3.

The Kelowna offence continued to push and try to get the game close, adding another three runs in the 7th inning, fueled by lead-off back-to-back doubles from Trent Tinglestad and Lucas Soper but the bullpen couldn’t hold the score as two more Pippins runs scored in the 7th for a 11-6 advantage.

Jake Moberg highlighted a three-run 8th with a solo home run with two more runs coming into score to solidify a 14-6 Pippins win and force a rubber match of the three-game set for Thursday.

Stone Churby was saddled with the loss for the Falcons while Hunter French earned the win for the Pippins as the two teams will battle for the series win on Wednesday with first pitch scheduled at 6:35 p.m. from Yakima, before the two teams travel north for a three-game series at Elks Stadium beginning on Friday.

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


@KelownaCapNews
newstips@kelownacapnews.com

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Just Posted

Kelowna artist featured on furniture

Shandra Smith’s work is now available on credenzas

Destructive blaze in West Kelowna fatal for cat

The fire at a West Kelowna condo claimed the life of one tenant’s cat

Man pinned under metal tank in West Kelowna

Emergency personnel are on the scene

Mudslide sends debris into Highway

Highway 33 near Joe Rich had mud spilled on the highway from the slide

Kangaroo Creek Farm hops into season

Lake Country’s popular tourist site has opened its doors for the season

Sparks fly as SUV speeds down wrong side of Highway 1 trying to flee RCMP

Captured on video, the vehicle headed westbound against oncoming traffic before crashing

Bobrovsky perfect as Blue Jackets blank Canucks 5-0

Vancouver shut out for 10th time this season

Sock Hop aims to send dancers back to another time

Writers’ Festival fundraiser in Salmon Arm springs into step for another year

Fundraising campaign launched for man caught in SilverStar avalanche

In only two days, the GoFundMe surpassed its $15,000 goal

Terror at sea: Helicopter rescues frightened cruise passengers in Norway

The Viking Sky cruise ship was carrying 1,300 passengers and crew when it experienced engine trouble

DOJ: Trump campaign did not co-ordinate with Russia in 2016

Attorney General William Barr said special counsel “does not exonerate” Trump of obstructing justice

Trudeau in Vancouver to support Tamara Taggart at Liberal nomination event

The former broadcaster is seeking the nomination for the Vancouver Kingsway riding

Penticton SAR team helicopters injured climber to safety

A 30-year-old woman suffered a suspected lower-limb fracture in Skaha Bluffs Provincial Park

Kootnekoff: R v. Sidhu, was he asleep?

Driver in Humboldt crash wasn’t distracted at time of collision with bus,… Continue reading

Most Read