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Third season of NightOwls baseball set to roll with schedule released

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NightOwls 2024 Overview

 

THU May 30, 6:35 PM vs Nanaimo Pirates – Non-League

 

FRI May 31 @ KELOWNA FALCONS

SAT June 1 @ KELOWNA FALCONS

SUN June 2 @ KELOWNA FALCONS

 

TUE June 4, 6:35 PM vs COWLITZ BLACK BEARS – Home Opener

WED June 5, 6:35 PM vs COWLITZ BLACK BEARS

THU June 6, 6:35 PM vs COWLITZ BLACK BEARS

 

FRI June 7 @ EDMONTON RIVERHAWKS
SAT June 8 @ EDMONTON RIVERHAWKS

SUN June 9 @ EDMONTON RIVERHAWKS

 

TUE June 11 @ VICTORIA HARBOURCATS

WED June 12, 6:35 PM vs VICTORIA HARBOURCATS

THU June 13 @ VICTORIA HARBOURCATS (Note: 11:00 AM School Spirit GAME)

 

FRI Jun 14, 6:35 PM vs REDMOND DUDES – Non-League

SAT Jun 15, 6:35 PM vs REDMOND DUDES – Non-League

SUN Jun 16, 1:05 PM vs REDMOND DUDES – Non-League, SUNDAY MATINEE

 

TUE June 18, 6:35 PM vs VICTORIA HARBOUCATS

WED June 19, 6:35 PM vs VICTORIA HARBOUCATS

THU June 20, 6:35 PM vs VICTORIA HARBOUCATS

 

FRI June 21 @ PORTLAND PICKLES
SAT June 22 @ PORTLAND PICKLES

SUN June 23 @ PORTLAND PICKLES

 

TUE June 25, 6:35 PM vs KAMLOOPS NORTHPAWS

WED June 26, 6:35 PM vs KAMLOOPS NORTHPAWS

THU June 27, 6:35 PM vs KAMLOOPS NORTHPAWS

 

SAT June 29, 6:35 PM vs VICTORIA HARBOURCATS

SUN June 30 @ VICTORIA HARBOURCATS  -Fireworks Night

MON July 1, 1:05 PM vs VICTORIA HARBOURCATS — CANADA DAY MATINEE

 

WED July 3 @ PORT ANGELES LEFTIES
THU July 4 @ PORT ANGELES LEFTIES

 

FRI July 5, 6:35 PM vs WENEATCHEE APPLESOX
SATJuly 6, 6:35 PM vs WENEATCHEE APPLESOX

SUN July 7, 1:05 PM vs WENEATCHEE APPLESOX  – Sunday Matinee

 

MON July 8, 6:35 PM vs KELOWNA FALCONS

TUE July 9, 6:35 PM vs KELOWNA FALCONS

WED July 10, 6:35 PM vs KELOWNA FALCONS

 

FRI July 12 @ BELLINGHAM BELLS

SAT July 13 @ BELLINGHAM BELLS

SUN July 14 @ BELLINGHAM BELLS

MON July 15 @ PORT ANGELES LEFTIES

 

TUE July 16, 6:35 PM vs NANAIMO SELECTS  – Non-League

WED  July 17 ALL-STAR GAME
THU July 18 6:35 PM vs NANAIMO SELECTS  – Non-League

 

FRI July 19 @ KAMLOOPS NORTHPAWS
SAT July 20 @ KAMLOOPS NORTHPAWS

SUN July 21 @ KAMLOOPS NORTHPAWS

 

TUE July 23 @ EDMONTON RIVERHAWKS

WED July 24 @ EDMONTON RIVERHAWKS

THU July 25 @ EDMONTON RIVERHAWKS

 

FRI July 26, 6:35 PM vs BELLINGHAM BELLS

SAT July 27, 6:35 PM vs BELLINGHAM BELLS

SUN  July 28, 1:05 PM vs BELLINGHAM BELLS  – Sunday Matinee

 

MON July 29, 6:35 PM vs PORT ANGELES LEFTIES

TUE July 30, 6:35 PM vs PORT ANGELES LEFTIES

WED July 31, 6:35 PM vs PORT ANGELES LEFTIES

 

FRI August 2 @ WENATCHEE APPLESOX
SAT August 3 @ WENATCHEE APPLESOX

SUN August 4 @ WENATCHEE APPLESOX

 

MON August 5, 6:35 PM vs EDMONTON RIVERHAWKS

TUE August 6, 6:35 PM vs EDMONTON RIVERHAWKS

WED August 7, 6:35 PM vs EDMONTON RIVERHAWKS

 

August 10-12 Divisional Playoffs
Wed August 14 Championship Semi-Finals
Fri August 16 Championship Final

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Stability and more support the story for NightOwls coaching staff

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Greg Frady, Gorman Heimueller, Sean FitzGerald are the only coaches the Nanaimo NightOwls have ever known.

With the West Coast League team entering its third season at historic Serauxmen Stadium, that trio will have some help for 2024 — and the local kind.

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Frady, the Head Coach and veteran of college and international baseball, is proud to add two local coaches to the staff — First Base Coach Tyler Moretti, and Mental Skills/Bullpen Coach Jordan Herbison.

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Pitching Coach Heimueller, amazingly, is approaching his 50th year in the game, a career that includes two World Series rings, while FitzGerald, who runs the offense from the third base box, brings a wealth of junior college experience from Skagit Valley College.

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Moretti is well known locally as a former Pirates player who went south to play at Jamestown College, also seeing time at then-named VIBI. He has coached at the PBL and collegiate level.

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Herbison, originally from Ontario, played at UBC and the former RHP is now an instructor at Vancouver Island University, and was the mental performance coach for the NightOwls in 2023.

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Herbison and Moretti will give NightOwls players more opportunities for development.

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Arm injuries in pro and college baseball — NightOwls make organizational statement

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Heimueller has served as a minor league pitching coach and coordinator for many MLB organizations, most recently with the Padres. He has World Series rings for his work with the Twins and Phillies.

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With the NightOwls, Gorm has enjoyed working with them all — but especially strong-command pitchers such as Nathan Buchan, Garrett Goodall, Jake Fleury and Josh Laukkanen.

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“Gorm loves to say he’s never seen a ground ball leave the park,” said Swanson.

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“We see athletes on our team and others using max effort rather than prioritizing strikes — that makes for longer games, too, another focus in baseball. If someone can throw 97, with healthy actions and commanding the baseball, that’s great — but few can and let’s stop turning our backs on pitchers who can get people out with pitch location as the priority.

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“There is too much focus on radar gun ratings, on spin rate readouts, and Gorm and our coaching staff will be developing and rewarding pitchers who locate pitches and get batters out.”

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The NightOwls are excited about the player roster for the coming season, and the mix of pitchers on the roster — different styles, to create different looks and get the 27 outs required to win games.

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Victoria HarbourCats – 2024 Season Ticket Pick-up Event

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WE ARE BACK! 2024 Season Tickets Available for Pick-Up

May 17, 2024

We are inviting all season ticket holders, host families, and fans to join us for our annual “MAX MIXER” Season Ticket Holder Pick Up Event on Tuesday, May 28th from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm at MAX FURNITURE at 3460 Quadra St. in Victoria.

WHAT: Season Ticket Pick-Up and Pre-Season Mixer
WHERE: MAX FURNITURE – 3460 Quadra St.
WHEN: Tuesday, May 28th from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM

Come meet your fellow fans, grab your season tickets, and mingle with HarbourCats staff and Harvey the HarbourCat as we kickoff the 2024 season.

There will be ticket and merchandise deals offered exclusively at the event.

NO RSVP required but if you have any questions, please contact the HarbourCats office at 778-265-0327.

If you can’t make the event, you can pick up your tickets at the HarbourCats office at 101-1814 Vancouver Street. Open M-F 9AM to 5PM, and Saturdays 10AM to 4PM.

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