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NorthPaws Pickled in Portland – Kamloops NorthPaws



Author: Larry Read

PORTLAND, ORE—The Portland Pickles successfully swept their 2023 West Coast League season series with the Kamloops NorthPaws.  Playing three games at Walker Stadium, the host Pickles took the NorthPaws in straight contests.  They won the season series 6-0.

The scores in this set were 4-2, 15-2 and 5-2.

Portland moves to 12-6 on the year and sit a game and a half out of first place in the WCL South Division while the NorthPaws remain in the basement of the WCL North Division at 5-19.

Kamloops winds up their longest road trip of the season tomorrow (June 30) when they play the Falcons at Elks Stadium in Kelowna.  The Pickles open up a three-game set in Yakima Valley against the Pippins.

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


Tuesday, June 27,2023: Pickles 4 NorthPaws 2

The NorthPaws scored both their runs in the fourth inning while Portland had singles in the first, fourth, fifth and seventh.

Tyrelle Chadwick (Kamloops, BC) started on the hill for Kamloops and went five innings. He suffered his third loss of the season. Chadwick gave up six hits, three runs, walked two and struck out two.

Max Fraser (Camas, WA) was the second of five Portland pitchers and earned his first win.  He went two and a thirds giving up two runs, a hit, three walks and struck out five.  Morris Austin (Keller, TX) came on in the ninth and struck out two for his third save of the year.

Offensively, Kamloops had three players going 1-4:  Cooper Neville (Glendale, AZ), Jude Hall (Chilliwack, BC) and Tommy Green (Courtenay, BC). Green and Neville had RBI.  For Neville, he has 13 on the year.  Hall’s performance at the dish raised his batting average to .269.

Armando Briserio (Fontana, CA) drove in two runs despite going 0-2. Jack Metcho (Fairfield, CA) was 2-3 with an RBI and a run scored. His average moved to .328.

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Wednesday, June 28, 2023: Pickles 15 NorthPaws 2

 One bad inning sunk the NorthPaws again. Kamloops scored both their runs in the sixth inning.  At the time, they trailed in the game 4-0.  The Pickles exploded for 10 runs in a sixth inning where they had four hits.  Blake Hiraki (Mililani, HI) leading the way with a home run.

Xaige Lancaster (Hilo, HI) hit a three-run shot in the third inning and went 2-4 with five runs batted in.  He also scored two runs to lead the Pickles attack.   Metcho was 2-4 with three RBI and two runs scored. While Hiracki was 1-3, with three RBI and two runs scored.

Nathan Grey (Queen Park, AZ) and Hall were each 1-4 with a run scored.  Neville and Green were both0-4 with a run batted in.  

Jacob Bresnahan (Sumner, WA) went two and two thirds’ innings for his first win of the year for Portland.  He gave up two hits, two runs, walked two and struck out two.   Griffin Almond (Thornby, ON) saw his record fall to 2-2 as he went five innings. He surrendered four runs on five hits with two walks and two strikeouts.

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Thursday, June 29, 2023-Pickles 5 NorthPaws 2

For the second straight night, their performance in a single inning cost Kamloops. This time it was the eighth inning.  Kamloops led 2-1 until that point when the Pickles scored four runs which sent over 28 hundred fans home happy.

Three of those four runs came off the bat of right fielder Jessie Pierce (Las Vegas, NV).  He blasted a home run to raise his batting average to .333 on the year.  Pierce led Portland offensively going 2-3 with three runs batted in and two runs scored.    Evan Cloyd (Bakersville, CA) was 1-3 with a run scored and an RBI.

For Kamloops, Hall, Grey and Green were all 2-4.  Green scored a run as well.  Landon Clark (Indianapolis, IN) was the big man at the plate for the NorthPaws going 1-4 with a run batted in.  Neville was 1-4 with a run batted in and a run scored.

Max Jones (Whittier, CA) was the winning pitcher. He collected his first win of the year reliving starter Nathan Shinn (Pleasanton, CA). Shinn went five innings on a four hitter, with two strikeouts and a walk.  Jones gave up two hits in a single inning of work.

Austin notched his second save of the season and fourth of the year as he worked an inning and struck out two.

David Jeon (Coppel, TX) saw his record fall to 0-2.  He worked an inning and two thirds of relief and gave up two hits (including Pierce’s homer).    He relieved starter Hayden Walker (Albuquerque, NM).  He worked six innings of two hit ball, fanning seven and walking three.

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The Paws have a three game series with their closest geographical rival, the Kelowna Falcons.  The teams will play tomorrow (June 30) at Elks Stadium in Kelowna.

The two teams will then head north.  In 2022,  Kamloops won five of six meetings between themselves and Kelowna.   The Falcons lone victory came June 18th in Kelowna, where they beat the NorthPaws 8-2.  Tyrelle Chadwick (Kamloops, BC)  was the losing pitcher. On that night, Chadwick pitched three innings, giving up five hits, surrendering four runs (two earned) with a strikeout and six walks.

Kamloops won twice in the Okanagan and swept the Falcons at Dearborn Ford Field . The sweep occurred August 2-4th and included an 18-7 win on the opening night.  Felix Chenier-Rondeau (Blainville, ON) was two for five in that game with six runs batted in

Next home game for the NorthPaws will be Canada Day ( Saturday, July 1) against the Kelowna Falcons The same two teams will do battle on Sunday, July 2nd as well. Opening pitch Canada Day is 6:35 PM.  Sunday’s tilt has a 2:05 PM start time.  There will be Canada Day celebrations at Dearborn Ford Field at Norbrock Stadium on Saturday. These include a Bouncy Castle, Canadian Food specials, a Molson Tailgate Party and the Dearborn Ford Maverick Contest.

Sunday’s game will be “Family Day” at the park.  Family Day is a presentation of Save On Foods.

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 – Cam Schneider is the hero, he walks it off in extra innings



Cam Schneider went 4 for 5 with two RBI’s, leading the HarbourCats to a series win (Photo: @JustinPMorash) 

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VICTORIA, B.C. – Cam Schneider’s (Fresno State) four-hit afternoon sent over 5000 fans home happy on Mayfair Optometric’s annual School Spirit Day!

The Nanaimo NightOwls got on the board early as Drew Rutter drove home the first run of the ballgame with an RBI single in the first inning.


Ny’Zaiah Thompson celebrates his bunt single in the 10th inning (Photo: @JustinPMorash)

After the early run, Victoria HarbourCats starter Holden Hess (ULM) settled in. Hess threw four innings giving up one run on four hits and striking out two.

NightOwls starter Aidan Russell had a 1.80 ERA through his first 10 innings of the season and carried that form into this one. Russell overpowered Cats hitters with his fastball which touched 93 MPH, striking out eight. He was through five scoreless innings before the Cats finally created some offence. With two outs in the sixth, Schneider drove in the tying run with an RBI single.

Victoria natives Jack Finn (Illinois State) and Mason Chamberlain (Missouri Valley) were great out of the bullpen, pitching five innings combined and giving up zero runs.


Schneider led off the ninth with a single up the middle. After a sacrifice bunt moved him up 90 feet, a Sky Collins (Fresno State) single to right looked like it would be enough to win it, but Schneider was thrown out at home.

Spencer Hatch (Tarleton State) pitched a scoreless 10th inning, striking out one.

Brooks Brewster fired up late in the game (Photo: @JustinPMorash)

After three straight singles loaded the bases in the 10th, Schneider wasted no time bouncing the first pitch he saw over the shortstop’s head, scoring Garrett Teunissen and giving the HarbourCats the series win against the NightOwls.

The HarbourCats fly to Edmonton tomorrow morning for a three-game weekend series against the Riverhawks. That is followed by a three-game series in Nanaimo from June 18 to June 20. The Cats return to Wilson’s Group Stadium at Royal Athletic Park Friday, June 21 as they welcome the Bellingham Bells. That is the start of a 10 day stretch with eight home games! Get tickets at, by coming to the office at 101-1814 Vancouver Street in advance, or by calling 778-265-0327.

Watch the series against Edmonton HERE and the series against Nanaimo HERE

The Victoria HarbourCats are proud to announce direct links to a DOWNLOADABLE SCHEDULE that will work on your iPhone or tablet, your Google calendar, or your Android device. Click HERE to access the calendars! Contact if you have any problems downloading the calendar to your device.


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NightOwls Fall Short in Game Two of the Island Battle



NightOwls let lead slip in home loss to Island rivals

NANAIMO, B.C. — The ReMax Generation Island Cup is not going to be a romp by either side, it appears.

A day after the Nanaimo NightOwls beat the Victoria HarbourCats on their turf, the HarbourCats bused north to Nanaimo to return the favour with an 8-4 win over the host ‘Owls at historic Serauxmen Stadium.

Early runs — the HarbourCats had four runs by the time the NightOwls came to bat in the third — and a pair of runs in the seventh to provide a comfortable edge.

(boxscore link here)

Starter Adison Mattix gave up five hits and four walks in three innings, along with four runs, and Landon Welter followed with two innings and one run allowed. Li Sih-te threw three innings, giving up two runs, and Cowboy Cole Carmichael closed it off with an inning and one run.

(standings link here)

Drew Rutter, Wylie Waters and Aaron Marsh had two hits each for the NightOwls, who fall to 6-5 on the season. David Draayers had two runs batted in. Lucas Laukkanen, a local product, got into his first action with the NightOwls with a pinch-hit appearance in the eighth inning.

(wcl pixelot link here)

The two teams finish this back-and-forth series with a school-day game on Thursday in Victoria, an 11am start. On the weekend, the NightOwls will play Friday and Saturday night, and a Sunday afternoon, game against the visiting Redmond Dudes.


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Victoria HarbourCats – HarbourCats find the hot bats in big win over NightOwls



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NANAIMO, B.C. – It was a needed win, and it was decisive.

The Victoria HarbourCats showed their offensive strength from start to finish with a 12-hit, 10-walk barrage of the Nanaimo NightOwls — leading to an 8-4 victory over the home team at Serauxmen Stadium.

A couple late runs with two outs in the bottom of the ninth made the score seem closer than it was, in front of 1,786 spectators at the historic mid-Island stadium. And it squared the Alex Burns ReMax Generation Cup at a game apiece, with seven games to play between now and July 1, a Canada Day to remember in Nanaimo after a fireworks show on June 30 at Wilson’s Group Stadium at Royal Athletic Park in Victoria.


Ny’Zaiah Thompson was 3-5 with an RBI, and Lucas Ramirez scored three runs while going 1-2 with three walks, a double and a stolen base — and a sparkling catch early in the game. Catcher Cam McLeod was 2-2 with a double and an RBI, and outfielder Sky Collins drove in three runs with a 2-3 night, adding three stolen bases.


Flynn Ridley got the win with a scoreless inning after taking over from starter Ryne Palmer’s three-inning effort as the starter in which he gave up three hits and two runs, one of them earned.


The two teams will complete this back-and-forth series on Thursday when Mayfair Optometric Clinic School Spirit Game takes over the field at Wilson’s Group Stadium at RAP with a special 11am start. This game is sold out other than standing-room general admission tickets, which can still be purchased.


The Victoria HarbourCats are proud to announce direct links to a DOWNLOADABLE SCHEDULE that will work on your iPhone or tablet, your Google calendar, or your Android device. Click HERE to access the calendars! Contact if you have any problems downloading the calendar to your device.


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