Kelowna Falcons' centre fielder Darren Kolk slides safely into home while beating the tag of Kitsap catcher Josh Latta in West Coast League action Saturday night at Elks Stadium.

Kelowna Falcons' centre fielder Darren Kolk slides safely into home while beating the tag of Kitsap catcher Josh Latta in West Coast League action Saturday night at Elks Stadium.

Series sweep a boost for West Coast League’s Falcons

Kelowna takes three from Kitsap to stay in striking distance in North Division, prior to heading out on six-game road trip

After a couple of days off to enjoy their first series sweep of the season, the Kelowna Falcons will open a three-game West Coast League set on Tuesday night in Wentachee against the Apple Sox.

Kelowna will then move on to Kitsap for three games against the BlueJackets later this week, before heading into the WCL all-star break.

The Falcons closed out a three-game sweep of Kitsap on Saturday night with a 13-7 win.

Team RBI-leader Grayson Porter drove in a pair of runs as the Falcons pushed their record to 11-22 and maintained a glimmer of hope in the North Division playoff race.

“It was huge for us to win all three,” said Falcons head coach Geoff White. “Kitsap is near the bottom of the standings, so it was a good challenge for our guys and great to see them come through and get it done. They put it all together and it was a good boost for their confidence.”

With four teams ahead of them, it’s still a long climb out of last place in the WCL’s North Division. But with 21 games yet to play head coach Geoff White likes his team’s chances better than he did just a week ago.

“We’ve played some good baseball lately and if we can just be competitive in every game, then I think we have a chance to make something happen late in the season,” said White. “With the rest of the league kind of beating up on each other, that’s allowed us to stay in it. We got quite a few games left with teams in our division, six against Wenatchee, so that gives us an opportunity to make up some ground.”

The Falcons’ next home action is Saturday, July 27 at Elks Stadium against the Bellingham Bells.

 

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