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Victoria HarbourCats – HarbourCats 2022 Single-Game Tickets available for purchase Thursday, December 9th

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The HarbourCats are expecting a big return to baseball in 2022! Get your tickets early!

Wednesday, December 8th, 2021

Victoria, BC – The Victoria HarbourCats are pleased to announce that single-game tickets for the 2022 West Coast League baseball season will be available for purchase starting at 10:00 AM on Thursday, December 9, 2021.

Tickets can be purchased on-line via Select Your Tickets at www.harbourcats.com/tickets, or fans may drop in to the HarbourCats offices at 101-1814 Vancouver Street, or the Select Your Tickets Box Office at the Save-on-Foods Memorial Centre to order in person.

Fans can also call the HarbourCats office at 778-265-0327 or the Select Your Tickets box office at 250-220-7777 to order over the phone.

Fans who hold unused 2020 or 2021 game tickets, or who have 2020-2022 flex-pack ticket vouchers may also now redeem their tickets/vouchers for 2022 game tickets. This exchange will need to be done in person at the HarbourCats office or the Select Your Tickets box office. Fans who bought tickets on-line with Select Your Tickets may call them directly at 250-220-7777.

Fans wishing to purchase individual game tickets or make voucher exchanges at the HarbourCats office may book an appointment to do so at http://go.harbourcats.com. This allows staff to plan for proper COVID protocols in the office related to occupancy.

“We are anticipating a high demand for 2022 tickets, as we enjoy a celebratory return to HarbourCats baseball,” notes HarbourCats Assistant GM, Christian Stewart. “We are urging everyone to get their tickets early this year so as to avoid disappointment and the easiest way to do this is by using the very user friendly on-line system that Select Your Tickets has developed for us.”

Fans holding flex-pack ticket vouchers are also urged to exchange those tickets well in advance. “With two years worth of unused ticket vouchers out there ready to be redeemed, we expect many of our popular seating areas will sell out quickly, especially for our popular fireworks games, or opening night,” notes Stewart. “We strongly urge fans with vouchers to come in as soon as they can to book their tickets for 2022 so that they can get the games and the seats that they want.”

The HarbourCats open the 2022 season on Tuesday May 31, 2022 against the Port Angeles Lefties, just one of nine different West Coast League rivals that will visit Wilson’s Group Stadium in 2022. This list also includes the expansion Nanaimo NightOwls (June 7-9), Kamloops NorthPaws (July 8-10) and Edmonton Riverhawks (August 5-7), as well as visits from the Kelowna Falcons (June 10-12), Wenatchee AppleSox (June 21-23), Cowlitz Black Bears (June 28-30), Yakima Valley Pippins (July 15-17) and Bellingham Bells (July 19-21).

The HarbourCats will also host seven non-league games this year, with the Coquitlam Angels (June 17-19), Northwest Honkers (July 26-28) and Redmond Dudes (August 1) all paying visits to Victoria.

Fireworks nights are scheduled for Saturday, June 11 (Kelowna), Thursday, June 30 for Canada Day (Cowlitz) and Monday, August 1 for BC Day (Redmond).

There are five Sunday matinee games on the schedule (June 12, 19, July 10, 17 and August 7), as well as the annual School Spirit Game at 11:00 am Thursday, June 2 and a Business Person’s Getaway Day at 1:00 pm on Thursday, July 28.

The HarbourCats would also like to invite all fans to their annual Christmas Open House on Thursday, December 9th from 12pm to 8pm. Drop in to the office at 101-1814 Vancouver Street to exchange tickets, purchase new tickets, purchase merchandise and gift cards and catch up on all things baseball! Treats and beverage will be provided. All merchandise will be on sale as special Open House pricing with up to 50% off regular pricing. COVID protocols will be in place.

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

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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.

BOX SCORE

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.

LEAGUE STANDINGS 

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 http://harbourcats.com/tickets, 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 zach@harbourcats.com 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

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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.

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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.

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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.

LEAGUE STANDINGS

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.

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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.

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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 zach@harbourcats.com if you have any problems downloading the calendar to your device.

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