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Victoria HarbourCats – HarbourCats best Wenatchee in Game 1 of Divisional Playoffs



‘Cats come home for Game 2 of series, the first HOME playoff game, Wednesday at 6:35pm.

August 8, 2023

Wenatchee, WA – Jesse Brown had 2 hits and 2 RBI while Tyler Davis had 2 hits and scored twice, as the HarbourCats cruised to a 6-2 win over the Wenatchee AppleSox  in Game 1 of their West Coast League North Divisional Playoff Series in Wenatchee Tuesday evening.


Victoria jumped out to an early 3-0 lead in the top of the first and never looked back as pitchers Daniel Gonzalez, Dustin Davidson, Cody Howard and Logan MacNiel held the AppleSox to their two runs on eight scattered hits, walking just three and striking out 10.

The ‘Cats will look to clinch the series in Game 2 on Wednesday night at Wilson’s Group Stadium in Victoria at 6:35PM.  Should a Game 3 be needed in the series, it will be played on Thursday night in Victoria at 6:35PM.

Should the ‘Cats advance to the next round, note that this would be a ONE-GAME North Division Final on Saturday evening IN VICTORIA, with a 6:35pm start time against either Bellingham or Kelowna.

The winner of that game, then advances to a ONE-GAME WCL Championship Final on Monday, August 14th.  If the HarbourCats advance to that, and anybody BUT the Corvallis Knights advance out of the South, that Championship Final would be played in VICTORIA!

Tickets for Wednesday’s game are still readily available and may be purchased on-line at


All season ticket holders should have been e-mailed their tickets for playoffs.  If you have not received your tickets or are having trouble with the mobile aspect, please call the office Wednesday at 778-265-0327 or pop in and paper copies can be printed for you.

Any season ticket voucher equivalent ticket holders will NOT have automatically received playoff tickets. Please contact the office ASAP for tickets if you fall into this category.

Wednesday’s game is considered HOME PLAYOFF GAME #1 and anyone who ordered tickets prior to the exact date and opponent being known should make sure they bring and use their ticket that says PLAYOFF GAME 1 on it for Wednesday’s Game.

Should the HarbourCats need to play the third game in the series with Wenatchee on Thursday, this will be considered HOME PLAYOFF GAME #2 and anyone holding tickets that say PLAYOFF GAME 2 on them would use those tickets for that game.

If Thursday’s game is NOT needed because the HarbourCats sweep the series, then HOME PLAYOFF GAME #2 will shift to SATURDAY’s GAME and PLAYOFF GAME 2 tickets would be used for that game.

Anyone who ordered PLAYOFF GAME 2 tickets on-line will be e-mailed those tickets following the game WEDNESDAY night, once it is known what day that second home playoff game will be.

If you would like to order tickets for HOME PLAYOFF GAME 2, you can currently do so, but please make sure you are available either Thursday or Saturday to attend, or wait until the game Wednesday is completed to know for sure which day that game will fall on. Everything will be clear at that point.

PLEASE CALL THE OFFICE AT 778-265-0327 if you still have any questions regarding ticketing.


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NightOwls Outlast Dudes in Entertaining Game at Serauxmen



NANAIMO — Friday night baseball certainly agrees with the NightOwls faithful, who kept an energy throughout a 4-2 win over the visiting Redmond Dudes at historic Serauxmen Stadium.

Both teams mustered six hits, with third baseman Cowboy Cole Carmichael (ELAC) leading the way for Nanaimo with a 2-4 day, scoring one of the NightOwls runs. Riley Paulino, Ayden Hadley, Deshon Thomas and Tui Ickes, with a double, had the other Nanaimo hits in front of more than 1,800 spectators.

Aidan Boice started for the NightOwls, an opener putting in a scoreless inning. Newcomers Jake Schumacher (Saint Martins) and Moosa Nonomiya (Skagit Valley), the latter striking out three batters, both went two innings, with single inning outings from Tahj Orona, David Stewart, Armaan Drar and Ryan Inouye, who earned the save with a strikeout to end the game.

The game was the first of three in a non-league series at Serauxmen, with the Dudes — great name! — in the Harbour City for games Saturday night (6:35pm) and Sunday afternoon (1pm). Saturday’s big promotion is a chance to win a trip for four to Toronto thanks to YCD Nanaimo International Airport, while Sunday’s matinee game will provide a chance to win a trip to Las Vegas through Nanaimo Mitsubishi.

The NightOwls scored all their runs in the third inning, when Nanaimo mustered four hits and a walk, helped by an error by the Dudes catcher.

The NightOwls next see WCL action when they host the island rival Victoria HarbourCats on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday at Serauxmen Stadium, games that are part of the nine games the two teams will face each other this first half of the season. All the game starts are 6:35pm. The HarbourCats currently have a 2-1 edge in the race for the ReMax Generation Alex Burns Real Estate Island Cup.


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Victoria HarbourCats – HarbourCats fall short in battle in Alberta



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EDMONTON, Alta — A couple mistakes at the wrong time, and bats that missed the timely opportunity.

The Victoria HarbourCats (7-6) dropped the first game of a trip to the Alberta capital, falling 3-1 to the host Riverhawks at RE/MAX Field. An early run from Victoria was answered by an Edmonton run in the second inning and then singles from the Riverhawks in the fifth and seventh innings as Edmonton outhit the HarbourCats 9-6.


The HarbourCats struck out a combined 14 times, compared to just six for the Riverhawks, who now sit a game ahead of the third-place HarbourCats at 8-5. The HarbourCats also committed the only two errors in the game.

Elijah Higginbottom, from Tacoma CC, was strong in his starting assignment, going five innings with no walks, two strikeouts and allowing six hits and two runs. Carson Cormier and Ben Hewitt also pitched for Victoria.


Ny’Zaiah Thompson and Cam Schneider were both 2-4, with Schneider driving in Garrett Teunissen in the first inning with a two-out single.


The HarbourCats will get a chance for revenge on Saturday in a 1pm (local time, noon PT) game on Saturday, the game time changed to stay away from the Edmonton Oilers home game against the Florida Panthers, Game Four of the Stanley Cup final.


The HarbourCats are on a six-game road trip that includes a Sunday series-ender in Edmonton, followed by a day off on Monday, then games at Serauxmen Stadium in Nanaimo against the Island rival NightOwls, the fourth, fifth and sixth games in the RE/MAX Generation Alex Burns Real Estate Island Cup — games Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings.

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 Edged in Extras in Victoria with 5,000 in Attendance



VICTORIA — An early one-run lead held up — for a long time.

The Nanaimo NightOwls put a bit of a hush on the crowd of 5,044 in attendance at Wilson’s Group Stadium at Royal Athletic Park with a run in the first inning, then nearly hung on for win in a tremendous ballgame played Thursday in Victoria.

The Victoria HarbourCats scraped across runs in the sixth inning and the walkoff in the bottom of the 10th for a 2-1 win over the NightOwls. The game started at 11am for the Mayfair Optometric School Spirit Game and the crowd was loud and hopped up on ice cream and hot dogs.

The HarbourCats (7-5) nearly won it in the bottom of the ninth but had the winning run thrown out at the plate on a great throw by right fielder Mitchell Middlemiss (UBC).

Aiden Russell (San Diego State) was strong in his starting pitching role, going six innings and giving up four hits and one run, that coming in the sixth inning. He struck out eight. Payton Robertson went three scoreless innings, giving up three hits. Venezuelan lefty Richtter Castillo took the loss.

Third baseman Cam Schneider (Fresno State) was 4-5 with the game-winning RBI for Victoria.

The NightOwls (6-6) had eight hits, three of them by third baseman David Draayers (UBC) and two from outfielder Noah Hata (Hawaii Pacific).

The NightOwls now host the Redmond Dudes for evening games on Friday and Saturday, and a 1pm game on Sunday. The Friday game will see skydivers land on the field prior to the game, while Saturday is the now-annual major Blue Jays vacation trip giveaway with YCD Nanaimo Airport. Sunday, a trip to Las Vegas is up for grabs with Nanaimo Mitsubishi.

The next league action for the NightOwls is at home, next week, Tuesday-Wednesday-Thursday with the Victoria HarbourCats back in the Harbour City as part of the ReMax Generation Alex Burns Real Estate Island Cup, with nine games between the two teams.


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