Falcons 4, Bells 2 (10 ings)

The Kelowna Falcons and Bellingham Bells start the West Coast League season in Washington state on Tuesday night.

Relief pitcher Connor Hurley and reigning league MVP Trent Tingelstad sealed a 4-2 victory for the Kelowna Falcons in their season-opener against the Bellingham Bells on Tuesday night in Washington state.

It was the first West Coast League game for both teams. They’ll play the second of a three-game set tonight.

Kelowna didn’t take the lead until the top of the 10th inning when Matt Voelzke brought home a run on a groundout before a wild pitch scored James Shimashita.

Tingelstad tied the game in the seventh inning when he hammered a two-run shot to deep right field. Jonathan Clark started and pitched five scoreless innings before the Bells built a 2-0 lead.

The Falcons open the home schedule on Friday night against the Ridgefield Raptors at Elks Stadium.

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