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NorthPaws take it on the chin from AppleSox



Author: Larry Read

KAMLOOPS, BC—The Wenatchee AppleSox sliced through the Kamloops NorthPaws as the two teams locked horns in a WestCoast League three game series at Dearborn Ford Field at Norbrock Stadium.

The AppleSox moved to 14-4 on the season as they swept the NorthPaws who drop to 4-14.

The series started a day late (Wednesday, June 21) after the opening game was rained out on Tuesday (June 20).

Wenatchee won the opening game 3-0 before taking both ends of a doubleheader on Thursday (June 22) .  The scores were 9-6 in the first game and 9-5 in the second.

The NorthPaws will now hit the road for their longest road trip of the West Coast League season. The seven-game trip will begin in Corvallis against the Knights on June 24th and wind up at Elks Stadium in Kelowna, BC on Friday, June 30th.

The AppleSox are off until Tuesday, June 27 th when they entertain the Port Angeles Lefties.

Wenatchee and Kamloops have a rematch series set for Washington State.  The games go July 7-9th.

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


Wednesday, June 21, 2023: AppleSox 3  NorthPaws 0

708 Fans were on hand for the first ever “Military Appreciation Night.”  Wenatchee scored all their runs in the sixth inning.  Two came off the bat of designated hitter Easton Amundson.  The resident of Nampa, Idaho hit a two-run homer.  He was 1-4 on the night with a run scored as well as the two runs batted in.  Teammate Mason Strong (Santa Clara, UH) was 2-4 with a run batted in .

Kamloops was led by right fielder Tyler Glowacki (San Diego, CA).  He was 2-4.

The combo of Quincy Vasser (Brewster, WA) and Cam Hoiland (Renton, WA) combined on a two hitter.   Vasser evened his record at 1-1 on the year going six innings. He struck out five and walked two.  Hoiland pitched the final three for his first save.   He gave up a hit, walked three and struck out one. Tyrelle Chadwick (Kamloops, BC) was tagged with his second loss of the season.  He was the first of three NorthPaws pitchers.   Chadwick went five and a third, surrendering three runs, four hits, walking two and fanning five batters.

The game marked the season debut of Kamloops first baseman Robin Villeneuve (Gatineau, QC).  He was 0-4 with two strikeouts.

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Thursday, June 22, 2023-Game 1: AppleSox 9 NorthPaws 6

The AppleSox came out strong scoring four runs in the top of the first inning and added deuces in the second and third.

Kamloops cut the deficit to 4-2 after the first inning and were down 6-3 after two innings. The NorthPaws cut the deficit to fours runs with two runs of their own in the bottom of the fifth and added one more in the bottom of the seventh.

Third baseman Marcus Harrison (Chandler, AZ) went 3-4 with two runs batted in and a run scored.  Catcher Josh Williams (Clovis, CA) was 2-3 with three runs scored. Amundson and designated hitter Austin Ohland (Maple Valley, WA) were both 1-3 with an RBI and a run scored.

For Kamloops, they were led by centerfielder Jude Hall (Chilliwack, BC) who was 2-4 with two runs scored. Drew Giannani (Tracy, CA) was 2-3 with two RBI.  Glowacki scored two runs and was 1-3.

The Paws debuted Bennett Freiter behind the plate.  He was 0-3 in the game offensively.

Sammamish, Washington resident Bryce Johnson was the winning pitcher for Wenatchee.  He threw four innings of three hit ball, surrendering three runs, striking out three and walking two for his first victory of the West Coast League campaign. 

NorthPaws starter Griffin Almond (Thornbury, ON) pitched two innings.  He gave up seven runs on six hits, walking three and striking out two as he took the loss to see his season record drop to 2-1.

Kamloops stranded seven runners to Wenatchee’s six.

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Thursday, June 22, 2023-Game 2

The NorthPaws battled back after being down 9-3 at one point in this contest.  Wenatchee drew first blood with three runs in the third.  With it 4-2 AppleSox, they added two in the fifth and three more in the top of the seventh inning.

Toby Haarer (Scottsdale, AZ) started on the hill for Wenatchee and went four innings for the victory. He had a four hitter with five strikeouts and a walk as he moved to 2-1 on the year.   Hayden Walker (Albuquerque, NM) was one of five NorthPaws pitchers.  Walker started and went four and two thirds with four strikeouts, eight hits, gave up six runs and walked four.  His record drops to 1-2.

The AppleSox were led offensively by designated hitter Franke Carney (San Diego, CA) and centerfielder Josh Williams (Clovis, CA).  Both were 2-5.  Carney had two runs scored while Williams had two runs batted in and a run scored.  Nick Putnam (Danville, CA) was 1-2 with two runs scored. Second baseman Sebastian David  (Medina, Wash) was 3-4 with a run scored.

For Kamloops, Jude Hall (Chilliwack, BC) was 2-3 with a run scored. Giannini was 2-3 while Cooper Neville (Glendale, AZ) was two for two with a run scored.

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“The only thing missing is putting it all together. We have really good pitching one day and then really good hitting another day.  Once we all start moving together, we should see better results. Obviously it is a bit disheartening losing six games in a row.”


After a day off, the North Paws will hit the road for series against Corvallis, Portland and one game with the Kelowna Falcons at Elks Stadium.  Next home game for Coach Keith Francis’ crew will be Canada Day ( Saturday, July 1) against those same 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.

If you can’t make the 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).


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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