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Four of the five teams in the North Division of the West Coast League entered last night’s game with a second half record of 8-7. The HarbourCats may have little to prove with a first half record that was a stellar 23-4 and a jaw-dropping .852 win percentage, winning the league and therefore guaranteeing post-season play. While the Kelowna Rockets – who have a lot to prove, as their first half record was just 13-14, they are now 8-2 during the second half. They are the hottest team in the league. Both teams won tonight.
The HarbourCats defeated the Walla Walla Sweets 3-0 at Royal Athletic Park in game one of their three game set, while the Falcons took out the Wenatchee AppleSox in Kelowna, 6-4.
Will McAffer who currently has the hot hand for the HarbourCats took to the mound.
McAffer struck out four through 6 1/3rd innings to bring his season total to 55, which is good for third in the league.
McAffer was replaced by Matt Lautz before Greg Casper closed the game out over the final two innings. Casper struck out four.
Riley Guntrip opened the scoring with the first run of the game, he and Tommy Jew each had two hits during the game, however, all runs were scored unearned.
The teams are at it again tonight at Royal Athletic Park and finish the three game set Thursday with a matinee match up scheduled to start at 1:05 PM.