Jul 7, 2012 / 9:04 am
It was an exciting conclusion at Elks Stadium on Friday night as the Kelowna Falcons’ win streak hit two after a 3-2 come from behind win over the Corvallis Knights.
The Falcons jumped out to 1-0 lead in the first inning after a sacrifice fly from Greg Friesen, then the Knights scored to tie it in the second.
Behind some solid pitching on both sides, hits were far and few between through the middle innings. Falcons’ starter David Ernst was solid through six innings, allowing one run and three hits while striking out five.
The Knights would use three pitchers through six innings that were equally outstanding.
The fireworks would happen in the ninth when the Knights took the lead as Austin Barr slid past Falcons’ catcher Tyler Qualls on a “bang-bang” play at home for a 2-1 advantage.
The Falcons would respond in the bottom of the ninth as the first two batters, Jonathan Munoz and Kyle Moses would reach base.
After a sacrifice bunt by Block Slavin, Cameron Alvarado singled to bring home Bryan Elias, who ran for Munoz. Then with Moses representing the the winning run at third, Jace Conrad hit a high chopper to the first baseman to give the Falcons their 15th win of the year.
Cord Cockrill (4-1) picked up the win in relief, while Knights pitcher Taylor Starr (0-2) was hit with the loss.
The Falcons (15-10) will host the Knights (18-11) in a doubleheader on Saturday afternoon beginning with game one at 5:00pm at Elks Stadium.
As a bonus, tickets purchased for the first game are good for the second one as well.
--by Ryan Watters
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