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NorthPaws Slide Hits 13 as Edmonton Completes Weekend Sweep



Photo Credits – Allen Douglas Photography.

KAMLOOPS — The Kamloops NorthPaws are Vancouver Island bound as they look to right the ship after suffering another sweep. The Edmonton Riverhawks earned a trio of wins over Kamloops at Dearborn Ford Field at Norbrock Stadium to push the Kamloops losing streak to 13 straight. 
The Nanaimo NightOwls sit fifth in the North Division standing at 7-10 as they welcome the NorthPaws to town for a three game set beginning on Tuesday. 
It was a bend but don’t break attitude from the Kamloops NorthPaws pitching staff on Friday night as they would allow 15 hits to the Edmonton Riverhawks in the ballgame, but give up only 4 runs in a 4-2 loss. 
Josh Berenbaum got the start but was forced to leave with an apparent upper-body injury in the third inning after giving up 2ER, 5H, 4K. Casper Rammeloo was forced into action providing 3.0 IP, 4H, 0R baseball. 
The Riverhawks would strike first in the second inning on a Kaden Zarowny RBI single. Kamloops responded in the bottom half as Jacob Schlesselman brought home Chris Catalano on a single. 
Edmonton would then take the lead for good in the top of the third inning as a Trent Leniham double scored Jakob Poturnak. 
With the game at 4-1 in the ninth, Kamloops local Matt MacDonald hit a solo-shot to right, trimming the lead to 4-2 but that is as close as Kamloops would come, dropping their 11th straight decision. 
Tate Dearing was credited with the win for the Riverhawks, 6IP, 4H, 1ER, 1K. Hayden Morrison earned the save. 
The losing streak looked primed to come to an end on Saturday evening in Kamloops, but five unanswered runs from the Riverhawks stole the win 6-5 in 10 innings. 
Kamloops would score first as the ‘Paws would load the bases with nobody out but bring across just a single run on a Chris Catalano double play to second. After the tying run came across in the top of the third, Kamloops put together a 2-out rally with Jacob French bringing home one and then Jaden Bitter doubling to left field to bring home two more. 
Kamloops would add an extra run in the sixth inning on a Matthew Olivares RBI sac-fly to make it 5-1. 
The Edmonton comeback would begin in the 8th inning with three runs scoring all with 2-outs to trim the lead to 5-4. 
Due to a lack of arms available, Kamloops went to catcher Jerry Nix to pitch the ninth, but a two-out double from Same Kane brought home the tying run. A diving play from Tyler Glowacki in right prevented the go ahead run from scoring on a Russell Young liner one batter later. 
The winning run would score on a passed ball in the 10th, before the Paws went 1-2-3 in the bottom half.
Dominic Giustino suffered the loss. 
The final game of the weekend set saw the return of former NorthPaws pitcher Vic Domingo as he got the start for Edmonton and spun a gem on the mound. 
Domingo pitched 7IP, 4H, 0ER, 9K and at one point between the 2nd and 7th innings, retired 15 consecutive Kamloops NorthPaws hitters as the Riverhawks swept the ‘Paws with a 7-2 win. 
The Riverhawks would tally 14 hits against the Kamloops pitching staff which saw Cade Johnson, Manato Teteno, Chase Taylor and Manny Recchi all toe the rubber. 
Six different Edmonton players would be credited with an RBI in the win, with Bryce McFeely leading the charge on a 3-5 day with two doubles. 
Monday, June 24 – Off-Day
Tuesday, June 25 @ Nanaimo, first pitch 6:35
Wednesday, June 26 @ Nanaimo, first pitch 6:35
Thursday, June 27 @ Nanaimo, first pitch 6:35
Friday, June 28 vs Walla Walla, first pitch 6:35
Saturday, June 29 vs Walla Walla, first pitch 6:35 (Pre-Canada Day Celebration)
Sunday, June 30 vs Walla Walla, first pitch 2:05 (Save on Foods Family Day)
Monday, July 1 @ Kelowna, first pitch 6:35
Tuesday, July 2 vs Kelowna, first pitch 6:35
Wednesday, July 3 @ Kelowna, first pitch 6:35
Jenna Forter
General Manager
Kamloops NorthPaws


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Victoria HarbourCats – Late runs harpoon HarbourCats in road opener in Ridgefield



Raptors stay hot and move to 11-0 in the second half of the season.

July 19, 2024

RIDGEFIELD, WA — The Victoria HarbourCats were within a clutch hit of taking a big lead in the top of the seventh inning.

That didn’t materialize, and the bottom of the seventh spelled doom.

The Ridgefield Raptors scored seven times in their half of the seventh to lock down a 10-5 victory on Friday over the visiting HarbourCats to open a three-game West Coast League series in the southwest Washington community.


The win pushes the Raptors win streak to 11 in a row to begin the second half of the season.

The HarbourCats were outhit 13-7. Victoria tried to rally in the ninth with three runs scored and the bases loaded, but ran out of outs.


Sky Collins had two hits and Tyrus Hall had a two-run double. The HarbourCats struck out 14 times collectively, 11 of which were courtesy of Raptors starting pitcher Isaiah Magdaleno, who was dominant over six full innings of work.

Spencer Hatch was also outstanding as the ‘Cats starting pitcher, going four innings with no runs and four hits allowed. The bullpen after that ran into a lot of troubles.

The HarbourCats are on a six-game road trip to Ridgefield and Port Angeles, starting the second series on Monday across the strait from Victoria. They next return to the friendly confines of Wilson’s Group Stadium at RAP for a weekend home series with the Kamloops NorthPaws, evening games on Friday and Saturday nights (6:35pm) and Sunday afternoon. Tickets are available at the gate, online at the team’s official website, or general admission vouchers can be purchased at all Save On Foods in the South Island.



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Victoria HarbourCats – Former HarbourCats lead the way as Mavericks win 8-6



July 18, 2024 

For immediate release 

VICTORIA, B.C. — The Victoria Mavericks held on to beat the Victoria HarbourCats 8-6 in the final exhibition game of the season,

The Mavericks took the lead in the first inning courtesy of an Austin Russell single, giving the visitors a 1-0 lead.

The Mavericks doubled their lead in the fourth inning through a Josh Walker home run, making it 2-0.


Mavericks starter Fynn Chester faced the minimum through three innings, striking out four. Chester was one of nine former HarbourCats suiting up for the Mavericks tonight, the group of ex-Cats also including Russell and Walker.

Kerim Orucevic (UCSD) drove home Sky Collins (Fresno State) with a hard-hit single in the bottom of the fourth to get the Cats on the board. Cam Schneider (Fresno State) hit into a fielder’s choice to tie up the ballgame at 2-2. A wild pitch and defensive mishap in right field added two more runs, giving the HarbourCats a 4-2 lead.

Jack Finn (Illinois State), Garrett Villa (Angelo State), Brooks Brewster (Panola College), and Jacob Thompson (Minot State) all pitched an inning each for the Cats.


Mavericks shortstop Jay Willow hit a two-run home run in the top of the sixth to level the score at 4-4.

The Mavericks continued piling on runs in the seventh inning adding three more to give them a 7-4 lead.


The visitors increased their advantage through a Lance Burrows double in the eighth making it 8-4.

A Josh Cunnigan (Seattle) popup dropped between the Mavericks catcher and pitcher in the bottom of the eighth which allowed two runs to score cutting the deficit in half.

Luke Hayhow (Hawaii), Mason Chamberlain (Missouri Valley), Jalen Sami (Golden Tide), Brett Harvey (Puget Sound), and Dustin Davidson (Brookhaven) also pitched an inning each for the HarbourCats.

The Cats could not rally in the ninth inning, losing tonight’s game 8-6.

The HarbourCats begin a six-game road trip Friday against the Ridgefield Raptors. After a three-game set in Ridgefield, the Cats visit Port Angeles to take on the Lefties. The HarbourCats return home on July 26 against the Kamloops NorthPaws. It’s Kids Free Weekend! Thanks to Peninsula Co-op, all children 12 and under get free tickets! Get tickets at, by coming to the office at 101-1814 Vancouver Street in advance, or by calling 778-265-0327.



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Selects Hold Off NightOwls in Friendly Battle of Local Teams



NANAIMO, B.C. — The first college-level home run for Kurt Felix went to waste.

The Nevada high school baseball player of the year, a cacher with the Nanaimo NightOwls before he heads to Cal Poly (SLO) in fall, went deep over the left field wall for a two-run shot in the fifth inning on Thursday in a non-league exhibition game played at historic Serauxmen Stadium.

The Nanaimo Selects, a team made up of many current and former college players from the mid-island area, many of whom played for the PBL Pirates, earned a 5-3 victory in the second of two non-league games played this week to provide more baseball value to Nanaimo fans during the WCL all-star break.

The NightOwls outhit the Selects 7-6 but made the only error. The NightOwls scored their three runs in the fifth inning, almost erasing a 4-0 Selects lead.

Taiwanese second baseman Hsu He-Chieh had two hits for Nanaimo.

Former NightOwls infielder Brandon Nicoll had two hits for the Selects, who got quality pitching contributions from Jordan Moffat, Darren Kolk, Steve McKinnon, Liam Goodall and Garrett Goodall.

Cole Carmichael had a strong start on the mound for the NightOwls, with two scoreless innings, including two strikeouts.

The NightOwls now head out on a road trip that will give the team a chance to keep pace for the second half North Division championship, with three games in Kamloops starting on Friday, and three games in Edmonton on Monday-Tuesday-Wednesday before a day off next Thursday. The next home action for the NightOwls is a weekend home set against the division-rival Bellingham Bells next Friday, Saturday and Sunday.


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