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NightOwls to open at home in second WCL season

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HOME SCHEDULE (All games at Serauxmen Stadium)

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Wednesday, May 31 — non-league/pre-season, 6:35pm

Friday, June 2 — HOME OPENER vs. Walla Walla Sweets, 6:35pm

Saturday, June 3 — vs. Walla Walla Sweets, 6:35pm

Sunday, June 4 — vs. Walla Walla Sweets, 1pm

Friday, June 9 — vs. Bellingham Bells, 6:35pm

Saturday, June 10 — vs. Bellingham Bells, 6:35pm

Sunday, June 11 — vs. Bellingham Bells, 1pm

Tuesday, June 13 — vs. Yakima Valley Pippins, 6:35pm

Wednesday, June 14 — vs. Yakima Valley Pippins, 6:35pm

Thursday, June 15 — SCHOOL DAY vs. Yakima Valley Pippins, 6:35pm

Friday, June 23 — vs. Edmonton Riverhawks, 6:35pm

Saturday, June 24 — vs. Edmonton Riverhawks, 6:35pm

Sunday, June 25 — vs. Edmonton Riverhawks, 1pm

Friday, June 30 — vs. Port Angeles Lefties, 6:35pm

Saturday, July 1 — CANADA DAY CELEBRATION vs. Port Angeles Lefties, 1pm

Sunday, July 2 — vs. Port Angeles Lefties, 1pm

Monday, July 3 — vs. Redmond Dudes, 6:35pm

Tuesday, July 4 — vs. Nanaimo Selects, 6:35pm

Wednesday, July 5 — vs. Nanaimo Selects, 6:35pm

Tuesday, July 11 — vs. Wenatchee AppleSox, 6:35pm

Wednesday, July 12 — vs. Wenatchee AppleSox, 6:35pm

Thursday, July 13 — vs. Wenatchee AppleSox, 6:35pm

Tuesday, July 18 — vs. Victoria HarbourCats, 6:35pm

Wednesday, July 19 — vs. Victoria HarbourCats, 6:35pm

Thursday, July 20 — vs. Victoria HarbourCats, 6:35pm

Tuesday, July 25 — vs. Kelowna Falcons, 6:35pm

Wednesday, July 26 — vs. Kelowna Falcons, 6:35pm

Thursday, July 27 — vs. Kelowna Falcons, 6:35pm

Friday, July 28 — vs. Kamloops NorthPaws, 6:35pm

Saturday, July 29 — vs. Kamloops NorthPaws, 6:35pm

Sunday, July 30 — vs. Kamloops NorthPaws, 1pm

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ROAD GAMES (Times TBD)

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Tuesday, June 6 — at Kelowna Falcons

Wednesday, June 7 — at Kelowna Falcons

Thursday, June 8 — at Kelowna Falcons

Friday, June 16 — at Edmonton Riverhawks

Saturday, June 17 — at Edmonton Riverhawks

Sunday, June 18 — at Edmonton Riverhawks

Tuesday, June 20 — at Port Angeles Lefties

Wednesday, June 21 — at Port Angeles Lefties

Thursday, June 22 — at Port Angeles Lefties

Tuesday, June 27 — at Yakima Valley Pippins

Wednesday, June 28 — at Yakima Valley Pippins

Thursday, June 29 — at Yakima Valley Pippins

Friday, July 7 — at Walla Walla Sweets

Saturday, July 8 — at Walla Walla Sweets

Sunday, July 9 — at Walla Walla Sweets

Friday, July 14 — at Bellingham Bells

Saturday, July 15 — at Bellingham Bells

Sunday, July 16 — at Bellingham Bells

Friday, July 21 — at Wenatchee AppleSox

Saturday, July 22 — at Wenatchee AppleSox

Sunday, July 23 — at Wenatchee AppleSox

Tuesday, August 1 — at Victoria HarbourCats, 6:35pm

Wednesday, August 2 — at Victoria HarbourCats, 6:35pm

Thursday, August 3 — at Victoria HarbourCats, 6:35pm

Friday, August 4 — at Kamloops NorthPaws

Saturday, August 5 — at Kamloops NorthPaws

Sunday, August 6 — at Kamloops NorthPaws

PLAYOFFS — Start Tuesday, August 8, conclude August 14.

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Veteran outfielder returning for 2023 season

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For Brandon Hupe, it felt like unfinished business — and he has a chance to fix that.

 

The outfielder from Vancouver and the UBC Thunderbirds saw his 2022 summer season cut short following a collision during a game in Port Angeles. But the 6-2/200 pounder, a junior at UBC, will get one last shot to star for Head Coach Greg Frady as the Nanaimo NightOwls are excited to announce his return to the WCL.

 

The NightOwls are announcing the additions of four players today, the others being infielder Jimmy Legg of Pomona Pitzer, and pitchers Tyson Willis and Ethan Hubbell from Everett CC (NWAC) for Pitching Coach Gorm Heimueller to work with.

 

Hupe (pronounced who-PAY) was a veteran influence on a young NightOwls team, hitting .283 with two home runs and nine runs driven in over 17 games — coming off a UBC season that yielded 12 home runs and 48 RBIs in 49 games at the NAIA level.

 

“We missed Brandon when he got hurt, there was a change in our team,” said Frady. “Brandon was one of our key leaders, he knew the caliber and nuances of the league (previously played in the WCL with Kelowna), and he helped us as coaches, along with leading our younger players.”

 

In Legg, the NightOwls are getting a 5-11/185 scrappy, switch-hitting shortstop who can also move to second or third — known as a guy who always seems to be on base, comes through in the clutch and runs well. At Pomona Pitzer, he is a glue guy because of how much he loves to play the game.

 

The two Everett CC arms include Willis, a Snohomish, WA product who pitched in the WCL for Springfield in 2022. The right-hander is touching 90 with a true hard curveball and developing changeup from a 6-4/220 frame. Hubbell, from Camas, WA, is even bigger at 6-5, another righty with upper-80s velocity and command of four pitches and a workhorse mentality.

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Victoria HarbourCats – ‘Cats sign four, bring back Seward and Luchies

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December 7, 2022

For Immediate Release

VICTORIA, B.C. — It’s the old baseball adage — you can never have enough arms.

The Victoria HarbourCats have added three arms, two of them returning and one a local product, as part of four more players who have signed on for the 2023 West Coast League season. The fourth player on the roster comes from a dependable source of quality players — Cal Baptist.

Pitchers Jack Seward and Owen Luchies, both parts of the 2022 HarbourCats team that reached the WCL post-season, and Victoria Golden Tide ace Brady Wilson lead the latest signings, with versatile outfielder/second baseman Nick Dumesnil, a right-handed hitter from Huntington Beach, CA, a bat the team will look to for key offensive production. Dumesnil is 6-2/205 freshman and is known for a mix of speed and power that will be welcomed by Head Coach Todd Haney.

“We’ve spent even more time on pitching this year, it’s always a premium but it’s never easy to get that right mix for the staff — it’s the one area we are constantly looking to get better,” said Haney. “We’ve been known as a strong offensive team since even before I got here, and we know the best arms make all the difference.”

Vancouver product Jack Seward, now at Central Arizona, was 1-0 with three saves and a 1.15 ERA in 14 outings last summer, giving up earned runs in only two outings. He surrendered just 10 hits in 23 innings. Luchies, from Victoria, is a 6-2/195 pound freshman at Lower Columbia (NWAC) who started five games and threw 36 innings for the HarbourCats in 2022. He had 25 strikeouts, notched one save, was 2-2 with a 6.44 ERA and earned road wins in Port Angeles and Nanaimo.

Wilson, 6-1/175 from Calgary, was the workhorse for the Victoria collegiate Golden Tide in the spring of 2022, going a combined 3-4 with a 4.06 ERA in nine starts. He then spent the summer in the Western Canada Baseball League with the Fort McMurray Giants, where he was 5-5/4.94.

The HarbourCats celebrate their 10th Anniversary in 2023 and the season kicks off with the home opener against the Kamloops NorthPaws on Friday June 2, 2023.  Single game tickets for that game and all 31 HarbourCats home games in 2023 are now on sale and can be purchased on-line through our one-and-only ticketing partner, Select Your Tickets, at harbourcats.com/tickets.  They can also be purchased at the HarbourCats office at 101-1814 Vancouver Street, or at the Select Your Tickets box office at Save-on-Foods Memorial Centre.  Fans can also call 778-265-0327 to order over the phone.

Season tickets and 10-game flex packs are also now on sale.  For details on all ticketing options, including our special $10.00 Tuesdays, Forces Fridays and Save-on-Food Vouchers, please visit harbourcats.com/ticketinfo

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Victoria HarbourCats – You’re Invited!

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Please join us at the office on Thursday, December 1, 2022 from 12 Noon to 7:00 pm for our annual Christmas Open House!

Join us for some Christmas cheer and to grab Christmas gifts for all the HarbourCats fans on your Christmas list!  Renew or purchase 2023 season tickets, grab some 10-game flex packs, or purchase single-game tickets for 2023 which also go on sale that day too!  Plus ALL MERCHANDISE on sale for 40% off – ONE DAY ONLY!

2023 Single-Game Tickets Also on Sale!

 

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