by Kyle Anderson (photo of Hunter Villanueva by Kyle Anderson)
The Falcons opened the scoring in the 3rd inning on an RBI single from Hunter Villanueva that scored Grant Meylan.
Kelowna made it 2-0 in the 5th as Matt Hearn picked up a 2-out single that cashed in Kyle Plantier who had singled.
Michael Koval went 5 shutout innings for the Falcons, allowing just 2 hits and striking out 3.
Kelowna opened up a 3-0 lead in the Top of the 7th when Ben Gamba hit a Sac Fly to score Plantier.
The Falcons bullpen would see Jared Morton work a scoreless 6th, before the Bells made it 3-1 with a base hit in the 7th inning off Matthew Kirk.
Kirk would work a scoreless 8th as well, as the Bells threatened but could not score with runners left on the corners with 2 outs on an inning-ending Fielder’s Choice.
Bellingham loaded the bases in the 9th inning off of Kendall Motes, as Alex Webb had to come on with 2 outs. Webb would throw 3 fastballs 90 MPH+ and catch Chase Scott looking to end the ballgame.
The Falcons pick up win #30 and head home to Kelowna to take on the Corvallis KnightsTuesday to Thursday at 6:35. Get your tickets online at http://smartticket.ca/Venue/7123/View/and cheer your Falcons into the playoffs during the final home series.