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Defending League Champs take two from NorthPaws



Author: Larry Read

CORVALLIS, WASHINGTON-It was ‘home sweet home’ for the defending West Coast League champion Corvallis Knights.

The Knights took two of three from the visiting Kamloops North Paws.  After dropping the opener of a three-game set Saturday (June 24), 6-3 to the NorthPaws, the Knights beat the visitors on back-to-back nights.  Sunday (June 25), Corvallis took Kamloops 6-2 and then on a night where they remembered their late General Manager, the Knights beat the Paws  13-11 on Monday (June 26) .

Knights General Manager Jennifer Beaumont passed Sunday night after a long battle with lung cancer.

The two wins up Corvallis’ record to 11-7, second in the South Division.  Kamloops falls to 5-16 for the campaign.  That is tied for last in the North Division.

The NorthPaws continue their longest road swing of the season moving into Portland to play the Pickles in three straight games beginning tomorrow (June27).  The Knights have a home and home series with the Springfield Drifters which kicks off tomorrow in Corvallis.

A reminder that all West Coast League games are available via their website:


Saturday, June 24, 2023: NorthPaws 6 Knights 3

The Paws snap a six-game losing streak winning the series opener.    Kamloops scored three in the seventh inning and two in the fourth accumulating nine hits with no errors.   Corvallis had three runs on eight hits and committed four errors.  This was Kamloops’ third win in four tries against the defending league champions.

The NorthPaws pitching staff got some solid outings from Christian Spitz (Overland Park, Kansas) and Nathan Grey (Queen Creek, Arizona).   Spitz started and went five innings. He delivered a five hitter to even his record at 1-1.  He had two strikeouts and three walks.   Grey came on in relief for his first save.  He went four innings of three hit ball with four strikeouts.

Nathan Marshall (Albany, Oregon) was tagged with the loss as he fell to 2-2. He surrendered three runs on two hits with two strikeouts.

Offensively, centerfielder Jude Hall (Chilliwack, BC) was 3-5 with a run scored and a run batted in.  Designated hitter Joey Baran (Austin, Texas) was 2-3 with a run scored and an RBI.    Robin Villeneuve (Gatineau, QC) was 1-2 with a run scored and an RBI.

Second baseman Tyler Quinn (Mililani, Hawaii) was 2-5 with a run batted in.  Shortstop Ty Yukumoto (Waipahnu, Hawaii) was 2-3 with a run scored.

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Sunday, June 25, 2023: Knights 6 NorthPaws 3

Over 11 hundred fans on hand went home happy as Corvallis evened up the series and raised their record to 10-7 on the year.   The Eagles rallied from a 1-0 deficit after an inning and a half to score three and take a 3-1 lead. They also added three runs in the sixth inning.  The Knights had 12 hits and one error compared to eight hits for the Paws.

Right fielder Sam Stern (Erice, Colorado) hit two run homer and went 2-5 for Corvallis. He also scored a run.

Centerfielder JC Ing (Foster City, Oregon) was 1-4 with three runs batted in and a run scored. Levi Jones (Portland, Oregon) was 2-43 with two runs batted in. Catcher Tyler Howard (Vancouver, Washington) was 2-2 with two runs scored while Yukomoto was 2-3 with two runs scored.

Leading the offense for Kamloops were Neville and Tyler Glowacki (San Diego, California).  Both were 2-4.  Neville added a run batted in.  Left fielder Felix Chener-Rondeau (Blainville, Quebec), centerfielder Hall  and third baseman Drew Giannini (Tracy, California) were all 1-4. Chener-Rondeau had a run batted in. Giannini scored a run.

New Zealander Maclain Roberts was the loser and is now 0-4 on the year. In this one, the NorthPaw pitcher went five innings giving up seven hits, three runs while striking out three and walking three.

Merit Jones (Idaho Falls, Idaho) went five innings for the win.  He is 1-1 on the year for the Knights after striking out three, giving up a hit and a run.   Both teams utilized four pitchers in the contest.

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Monday, June 26, 2023: Knights 13  North Paws 10

The North Paws gave up eight runs in the bottom of the first. Two of them coming off a home run courtesy of Tyler Quinn and a single home run from Anson Aroz (Auburn, California).   Kamloops cut the deficit to a pair of runs when they scored six of their own in the top half of the second.   After Corvallis went up 10-6, Kamloops added singles in the fourth, fifth and sixth to make the score 11—9 for the home team.  Corvallis added two more in the eighth inning.  Kamloops valiantly tried to battle back and added a pair on a two-run shot by Tommy Green (Courtenay, BC) in the top of the ninth.

Quinn led the way for the Knights going 2-3 with five runs batted in and a run scored. Aroz  was 1-4 with three runs batted in and a run scored.

 Villeneuve was 2-3 with three runs batted in and two runs scored for Kamloops.  Green went 1-3 at the dish with two R.B.I. and three runs scored.   Hall was 1-5 with two runs batted in.

Sam Stuhr (Portland, Oregon) was the winning pitcher for his first victory of the year for Corvallis. He was the fourth of five pitchers for the Knights and went three innings. He pitched a one hitter while striking out five and walking one.   Matthew Romero (Alberqueque, New Mexico) lasted only a third of an inning to be tagged with the loss. He gave up eight runs on seven hits and walked two.  His record dips to 1-2.

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The Portland Pickles are the next opponents for the NorthPaws.  The teams will do battle tomorrow (June 27) through to Thursday (June 29). Portland is  5-5 in their last ten outings and have won their last two games.   They are sitting in a tie for second place in the WCL South Division with a 9-6 record.  They are 2.5 games behind the division leaders, the Ridgefield Raptors


The Pickles have two players among the top 10 in batting average in the West Coast League.  Nicky Markantanator (Portland, Oregon) sits seventh with an average of .375.  Armando Brisino (Fontana, California) is ninth in batting average at .365.

Nathan Shin (Pleasanton, California) is ninth in the league with an earned run average of 1.69 in four starts (1-1 record).  Murphy Gienger (Castle Rock, Colorado) is 21 st with an E.R.A. of 2.81 and a record of 2-0.

Hayden Walker (Albuquerque, New Mexico) of Kamloops is fifth in the league in strikeouts (21).  He is 23rd in earned run average (3.22) with a record of 4-1. Five members of the NorthPaws: Joey Adge (Parker, Colorado), Tyrelle Chadwick (Kamloops, BC) , David Jeon (Coppel,Texas) , Noah Loew (Chelan, WA) and Robin Villeneuve (Gatineau, Quebec) are among the league leaders in fielding.  Each have a percentage of 1.000. None have committed an error. Adge has nine put outs in 13 games.  Villeneuve has 28 put outs in 26 games.  Jeon has 10 put outs in nine innings.


Earlier this month, the two teams played in Kamloops with the Pickles sweeping.  The last two games were 6-4 decisions for Portland.  Infielder Jack Metcho (Fairfield, CA) was six for 12 in the series with five runs batted in, two stolen bases and six runs scored for the Pickles.  Xiage Lancaster (Hilo, HA) was three for 11 with four RBI and two runs scored.  Catcher Joey Adge (Parker, CO)   was four for six in his two games played in the series with a run scored and a run batted in for Kamloops.


Next home game for the NorthPaws will be Canada Day ( Saturday, July 1) against the Kelowna Falcons. Opening pitch Canada Day is 6:35 PM.  There will be Canada Day celebrations at Dearborn Ford Field at Norbrock Stadium on Saturday.  The Falcons and Paws play Sunday (July 2nd).  It is “Family Day” . Sunday’s tilt has a 2:05 PM start time.

If you can’t make the games, they are all webcast on .   Some NorthPaws home games will also be shown on Shaw TV in Kamloops (Cable 10 or 105 with Blue Curve).


The Molson’s Tailgate Party is hoppin’ before every NorthPaws home game.   It runs Tuesday through Saturday 5-630 PM.  The Party runs Sundays noon-1 PM.  Hotdogs and a Pilsner are sold for $ 12.00 plus tax.

For “Everything NorthPaws-Go to the website : “
Kamloops North Paws tickets:
West Coast League:

Contact for Media for Player Interviews;
Adam Filmon
Assistant Coach
cell phone (204) 955-3547


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Victoria HarbourCats – Two key returnees among three Canadians signed for 2024



Green (above), Hall and former Canadian junior team star Chee-Aloy join Cats

September 20, 2023

VICTORIA, B.C. — The reloading of the 2023 North Division champion Victoria HarbourCats has started — not surprisingly, given the team’s history of finding local and Canadian talent — with three players who have maple leaf passports.

Returning infielders Brandon Green of the Victoria Golden Tide and Tyrus Hall of Bossier Parrish JC are joined by prized Illinois recruit Cameron Chee-Aloy of Toronto as the HarbourCats, who have posted just one sub-.500 record since 2014 and have made the playoffs in five of the last six seasons, get ready for the 2024 campaign.

Hall, primarily a shortstop, is a Victoria product who came through the Eagles program, while Green, who can play any infield position, is in his third year with the Golden Tide, hailing from Olds, Alberta. Both played with the HarbourCats in 2023, part of the team that set a WCL record with 25 home wins in 27 home regular season games — 27-2 counting playoffs.

HarbourCats infielder Ty Hall will return to the HarbourCats in 2024 (Photo: Christian J. Stewart)

“Ty Hall has tremendous potential and a pro-level arm, with blazing speed — and we saw so much improvement with him under WCL coach of the year Todd Haney,” said Jim Swanson of the HarbourCats. “He will get better yet in college and being back with us next summer. And Brandon, he was one of the great stories of our season, unceremoniously dumped before the season by a summer team in another league in Alberta and given a chance to stay in Victoria at the WCL level, and all he did was earn the trust of Todd and the staff. He had the summer of his life, and he’s not done.”

Green became the first product of the third year Golden Tide program to have a notable impact on the WCL club, part of the mandate of the CCBC entry.

In 24 games, Green had two doubles, two home runs and drove in 10 runs, batting .222 and earning stretches of time at second base, with just one error. Hall got into 26 games, his speed of great value off the bench, and hit .250 with 13 stolen bases — caught just once. Hall was a featured part of a league record 150 stolen bases as a team.

Chee-Aloy (pictured right), a product of the Ontario Terriers, is best described as a plus-speed outfielder who plays the game hard, getting the most out of his 6-0/180 pound frame. The right-handed hitter with a right fielder’s arm had two stints with Team Canada, where he was teammates with Hall.

“We are exited to add Cameron to the 2024 team,” said Head Coach Todd Haney. “His speed will be an asset both offensively and defensively.”

The HarbourCats 2024 schedule in anticipated to be released in late October or early November 2023.  Stay tuned to our website and social media channels for news on that once it becomes available.

Season tickets are now on sale and can now be renewed for the 2024 season of HarbourCats baseball!  Lock in and renew your existing seats, or purchase new seats by October 31, 2023 to guarantee Early Bird Pricing at the 2023 rates:

  • General Admission – $375 ($385 after October 31)
  • Premium Reserved (Sections 6-9 and 11-12) – $475 ($495 after October 31)
  • Grandstand Reserved (Section 10 Rows E and up) – $525 ($550 after October 31)
  • Campbell Real Estate Club Seats (Section 10 Rows A-D) – $675 ($700 after October 31)
  • Diamond Club Field Level – $750 (WAIT LIST – CALL FOR AVAILABILITY) ($775 after October 31)

Season tickets offer the best per-game value per seat and come with the following benefits:

  • Includes all regular season WCL league home games, and all pre-season and exhibition games
  • Season ticket holders get first right of refusal to purchase tickets for other special events (eg. concerts)
  • Season-ticket holders do not pay additional Fireworks Game pricing
  • Service fees and all taxes included in above prices

Please call the office at 778-265-0327 or e-mail to renew, or to purchase new seats.

You can also stop into the office to take care of this at 101-1814 Vancouver Street.  We are open in the off-season Tuesday – Friday from 10AM to 5PM.

Cats merchandise is also on sale now at the office at The Cat Shop, or online at


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2023 Fan Experience Survey – Kamloops NorthPaws



Photo by: Allen Douglas

The Kamloops NorthPaws wanted to thank our fans for another great season at Norbrock Stadium – THANK YOU ‘PAWS FANS!!!

The organization is looking to fans to share their experiences in order to make improvements for 2024. Fans who choose to include their email will be entered into a draw for a 2024 10-game flex plan, the winner will be contacted on October 6, 2023. All anonymous users will not be entered into the draw. The NorthPaws thank you for your reviews and support of our team, we look forward to improving our operations and welcoming you back to the ballpark in 2024!

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Top player in 2023 returns for third season as a NightOwl



Marsh the first NightOwls’ signing for 2024 WCL season

An original NightOwl is coming back for a third season at historic Serauxmen Stadium.
Infielder Aaron Marsh of the UBC Thunderbirds, who shared the 2023 player of the year award with keystone partner Elijah Ickes, will be the key offensive piece that Head Coach Greg Frady will build his lineup around in the summer of 2024.
The Nanaimo product, a former Pirate, has been the picture of consistency for the NightOwls for the team’s first two seasons in the West Coast League. In 2022, Marsh batted .309 and was among team leaders with 38 hits and 20 runs driven in, and followed that up in 2023 with 39 more hits, 24 RBIs, and batting .287 while playing both second and third. He hit two home runs both seasons.

“Aaron is a tough out, gives the team gritty at-bats and is so reliable on defence,” said Jim Swanson, GM of the NightOwls. “He brings so many intangibles to UBC and to the NightOwls, is a leader and you can tell he loves to play the game, and loves to play in front of our great crowds in Nanaimo, in front of people who watched him grow up in our city. He’s the ideal player to have as our first signing for the 2024 season.”

A left-handed hitter with extra-base power, a valuable asset with the exciting fence configuration at Serauxmen Stadium, the 5-10/185 Marsh has played 73 games as a NightOwl, so will be looking to become the first player to play in 100 games for Nanaimo’s young WCL franchise.
“Recruiting is very much underway, between myself and the coaching staff, looking to build a team that can get us to the playoffs and be the first Canadian team to win the WCL title,” said Swanson. “Our 2023 team played everyone hard, one game below .500 — and known for being scrappy and playing the game the right way, with the right approach of effort and sportsmanship. We are building future pro players here, we are also building young men who will be successful in whatever they advance to in life. Aaron is definitely one of those people.”
Season tickets are now on sale for the 2024 campaign — renewals and new fans, the best seats at the park available for as low as $400 for the season (roughly $12.50 per seat per game). Included in season tickets are gratis playoff tickets, with the NightOwls in the hunt for a post-season spot until the final week in both of the team’s initial seasons.
“If you haven’t yet made it to a game — you’re missing out on a great spot and a special energy that only Serauxmen creates,” said Swanson.
For information on season tickets, email
Team merchandise is also in hot demand, find the shop site at for a variety of offerings from hats to hoodies to shirts and miscellaneous items.


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