(Photo - @kelownafalconsbaseball/Instagram)

(Photo - @kelownafalconsbaseball/Instagram)

Falcon Friday: Luke Solis

Solis is hitting .320 in 16 games with the Falcons

Grab your peanuts and cracker jacks because it’s time for another edition of Falcon Friday!

This week’s featured Kelowna Falcon is infielder Luke Solis.

Q: What school do you go to?

A: I go to the University of California San Diego.

Q: Where are you from?

A: Chino Hills, California.

Q: What brought you here to Kelowna for the summer?

A: Our coaches (at university) assign us different places to play baseball at (for the summer) and I got assigned to go here.

Q: Halfway through the season, what are your thoughts on being in Kelowna so far?

A: I love it! It’s a beautiful town, there’s lots to do and there’s nice weather so that’s a plus.

Q: Was this your first time to Canada?

A: It is, yeah.

Q: What got you into baseball?

A: I’ve just had some relatives play baseball. My grandpa was a big contributor to that. He played baseball when he was younger and he’s been my coach me when I was younger so ever since I picked up a bat when I was younger, I just kind of fell in love with it.

Q: What’s your end goal in the game?

A: I don’t know, wherever it takes me. Just hopefully to play as long as I can go.

Q: Who’s your biggest inspiration?

A: Definitely my grandparents and my parents. They definitely pushed me and support me all the way through. No matter if I’m having a really bad game or good game, they just let me know they’re always there for me which I really appreciate.

Q: Who’s your favourite team?

A: I’d have to go with the (Los Angeles) Angels. Just always watched them when I was younger so I always supported them.

Q: What’s your pre-game meal and/or ritual?

A: I don’t really have any pre-game rituals, I just like to get loose and stay loose. For meals, I like to go with something a little healthier so I feel good during the game. Some chicken and rice or any kind of chicken bowl.

Q: What’s your walk-up song?

A: In college, it was ‘Rock Your Body’ by Justin Timberlake but unfortunately we don’t have any walk-up songs here.

Q: What’s your best on-field memory?

A: That’s tough. I want to say in high school, when we won the league championship for the first time in 20 years. It was my senior year of high school in 2021.

Q: If you weren’t playing baseball, what would you be doing?

A: Surfing. I love it.

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