Kelowna Falcons open season with win

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Kelowna Falcons open season with win – Jun 3, 2017

The Kelowna Falcons opened their 2017 season with a 5-1 win over the Port Angeles Lefties, formerly known as the Kitsap Bluejackets, at Elks Stadium.

The rare season-opening win bodes well for the Okanagan team of the West Coast League.

Coming off last year’s 25-29 record, the Falcons are looking forward to 28 home games out of 56.

This year’s roster features 44 players including six Canadians, two from Kelowna: Dvis Todosichuk and KSS grad Connor Runnalls.

From their head coach to new players, all said the fuller-the-stands, the more energy they have to play their best.

“There is no better feeling than playing in front of a good crowd,” shortstop Taylor Wright, a Vancouver native, said. “When the crowd’s into it and excited, it makes it so much easier to keep the energy up in the dugout and on the field. It’s great.”

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Friday night’s game began a six-game home-and-home against the Lefties.

Game two is Saturday at 6:35 p.m. at Elks Stadium.

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