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NorthPaws/HarbourCats split and rained out



KAMLOOPS, BC—The Kamloops NorthPaws got back in the win column but unfortunately, they were unable to capture their West Coast League series at Dearborn Ford Field at Norbrock Stadium.  On Thursday (July 27), the third game of the series was cancelled with one out in the bottom of the fifth inning because of a rainstorm.  The game will be replayed at a later date.

The NorthPaws and the visiting Victoria HarbourCats were battling to see who would win the series after Victoria won  2-0 on Tuesday (July 25) and the Paws won their 10 th game of the season on Wednesday (July 26) with a 6-3 victory.

Victoria leaves Kamloops with a record of 11-6 in the second half and 30-14 overall. Kamloops is 10-33 overall and 3-13 in the second half.

The NorthPaws will hop the ferry and head to Nanaimo for a three game set against the NightOwls. It’s the first time the two teams have played against each other this season.

The HarbourCats hit the road after this game to entertain the Kelowna Falcons. They play tomorrow.

All West Coast League games are available via their website:


Tuesday, July 25, 2023:HarbourCats 2 NorthPaws 0

The NorthPaws honored their billet parents before the contest.  They saw an exciting game and a strong pitching performance from Nathan Gray (Queen Creek, AZ).  Gray pitched seven strong innings, giving up two hits, one run, striking out six and walking two.  Gray is 0-1 on the year in nine appearances.

The HarbourCats lost Tyler Davis (Fresno, CA) in the fourth inning. He was ejected after arguing with home plate umpire Blaise Leveay. At that point, Davis had struck out twice. He was replaced by Ryan Magdic (Beamsville, ON).

Joey Baran (Austin, TX) got the start at catcher for Kamloops and threw two base runners out in the first five innings.

Victoria opened the scoring in the seventh when Dallas Macias (Parker, Co) walked and scored on a single from Tripp Clark (Waco, TX).  Clark was 3-4 in the ball game with that run batted in. Macias was 0-2 with a run scored.

Then in the eighth, Jesse Brown (Seattle, WA) doubled and scored on a wild pitch.   The HarbourCats had four hits and one error. Kamloops had three hits in the ball game.

Cody Howard (The Woodlands, TX) was the third of four Victoria pitchers and got the win. He went two innings, striking out four, walking one and giving up a hit. He went to 2-0.   Carson Latimer (Delta, BC), pitched the final two innings getting his second save in 11 appearances. He walked two and struck out one.

Offensively for Kamloops, Drew Giannini (Tracy, CA) was 2-4. Anthony Manuel (Antioch, CA) was 1-3.

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Wednesday, July 26, 2023: NorthPaws 6 HarbourCats 3

The NorthPaws snap a five-game losing streak with the victory as they pounded out 10 hits without committing an error.

Baran led the way going 2-3 with three runs batted in and a run scored. Two of those runs came in the bottom of the first inning on a double as he drove in Cooper Neville (Glendale, AZ) and Robin Villeneuve (Gatineau, QC).   Baran hit a double in the third inning to drive in Neville who led it off with a ground rule double as the ball got stuck in the fence in right field.  Matthew Ward (Mississauga, ON) hit a 385 foot shot over the left field fence for his first homer of the summer to account for one of the other Kamloops runs.  Ward was 1-3.   Manuel was 2-3 with a run batted in.

New Zealand lefty MacLain Roberts improved his record to 2-6 with the win. He went five and two thirds on a five hitter, giving up three runs while walking five and striking out five.

Jed Decooman (Vancouver, BC) was the starter and losing pitcher for Victoria. He lasted three innings giving up five hits on three hits.   The HarbourCats offense was led by Magdic who was 2-3 with a run scored. Clark was 1-3 with a run batted in

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Thursday, July 27, 2023: game cancelled due to lightning in fifth inning.

At the time of the cancellation, Victoria held a 2-0 lead with Kamloops batting with one out in the bottom of the fifth. The HarbourCats had scored both their runs in the top of the third inning when Marco Pirrcuello (Rockin, CA) advanced to first base on an error and later scored along with teammate Brandon Green (Olds, AB).   Green had singled.  Both players came home on an error charged to NorthPaws catcher Ward.

Alexis Gravel (Repentgny, QC) was on the mound for Kamloops at the time.

The game will be replayed before the end of the 2023 West Coast League season.  Date, time and venue will be determined later.


The North Paws will play the Night Owls in Nanaimo tomorrow (July 28) through to Sunday (July 30)

They return home to host Kelowna on August 1st before going to Elks Stadium in the “Little Apple” to meet the Falcons for their final two road games of the West Coast League season.

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


1.      Jakob Fleury (Burlington, WA) leads Nanaimo with 4-0 record coming out of the bullpen. He has an E.R.A. of 2.32 in 10 appearances.

2.      Payton Robertson (Lynden, WA) is 4-1 with an E.R.A. of 3.68. He has started seven of the eight games he has appeared in.

3.      Wylie Waters (West Vancouver, BC) is ninth in the West Coast League in batting average (.343) with 18 R.B.I.

4.      Aaron Marsh (Nanaimo, BC) is 19th in the West Coast League with a batting average of .313 with 16 R.B.I.

5.      Ethan Rivera (Chino Hills, CA) has a team leading four home runs.



The Molson’s Tailgate Party is operating 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.


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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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