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Victoria HarbourCats – HarbourCats unveil 2023 season schedule

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For Immediate Release

November 15, 2022

VICTORIA, B.C. — Opening the season at home, and three July weekend home series highlight the 2023 schedule for the Victoria HarbourCats, as the West Coast League has revealed next summer’s dates.

“It’s always an exciting day to tell our fans when we get back on the field, and the sooner we can get this information out the better,” said Jim Swanson, Managing Partner/GM of the HarbourCats. “We’d like to see the schedule out even earlier to give us more time to plan out all the events we’re proud to host at Wilson’s Group Stadium at Royal Athletic Park, as we’re known for being much more than just a collection of baseball games and we take pride in getting those details in place.”

The HarbourCats will open the 2023 season at home against the second-year Kamloops NorthPaws on Friday, June 2, and highlights include the Father’s Day weekend against the Yakima Valley Pippins, a Canada day three-game set against the HarbourCats 2022 playoff opponents, the Bellingham Bells, and three full weekend (Friday-Saturday-Sunday) series in July.

The regular season concludes on the road in Edmonton Sunday, August 6, with playoffs slated to start on Tuesday, August 8.

Three, always popular fireworks nights are scheduled this season, on Saturday, June 3rd, Friday, June 30th and Saturday, July 29th, while School Spirit Day with Mayfair Optometric Clinic is slated for Wednesday, June 7 at 11:05 am.  Other special dates such as Harvey’s Birthday, Bark in the Park, and Jersey Off Our Backs with Odlum Brown will be confirmed and properly announced at a later date.  Four non-league games are also planned against the returning Redmond Dudes and Coquitlam Angels.

Single-game tickets ARE NOT YET ON SALE, but are expected to be available both on-line and in person at the HarbourCats office starting December 1, 2022.  At that time, 10-game flex pack vouchers will be eligible to be exchanged for games in the 2023 season. Season tickets and 10-game flex passes ARE currently on sale and can be purchased at the HarbourCats office. As above though, flex-pack vouchers can not be exchanged for 2023 games until single-game tickets go on sale.

2022 Season Ticket holders are asked to renew their season tickets if they have not already done so prior to single-game tickets going on sale in order to lock in their preferred seat selection for all 31 2023 games.  New season tickets and 10-game flex packs are also now on sale.

If you have any questions about the 2023 schedule or 2023 ticket sales, please contact the office at 778-265-0327 or e-mail chris@harbourcats.com.

HOME SCHEDULE (all games at Wilson’s Group Stadium at RAP)

Friday, June 2 — HOME OPENER vs. Kamloops NorthPaws, 6:35pm
Saturday, June 3 — vs. Kamloops NorthPaws, 6:35pm, OPENING WEEKEND FIREWORKS!
Sunday, June 4 — vs. Kamloops NorthPaws, 1pm
Monday, June 5 — vs. Walla Walla Sweets, 6:35pm
Tuesday, June 6 — vs. Walla Walla Sweets, 6:35pm
Wednesday, June 7 — SCHOOL SPIRIT GAME vs. Walla Walla Sweets, 11:05am
Friday, June 16 — vs. Yakima Valley Pippins, 6:35pm
Saturday, June 17 — vs. Yakima Valley Pippins, 6:35pm
Sunday, June 18 — FATHER’S DAY GAME vs. Yakima Valley Pippins, 1pm
Tuesday, June 20 — vs. Edmonton Riverhawks
Wednesday, June 21 — vs. Edmonton Riverhawks
Thursday, June 22 — vs. Edmonton Riverhawks
Friday, June 30 — CANADA DAY FIREWORKS vs. Bellingham Bells, 6:35pm
Saturday, July 1 — CANADA DAY CELEBRATION vs. Bellingham Bells, 1pm
Sunday, July 2 — vs. Bellingham Bells, 1pm
Tuesday, July 11 — vs. Port Angeles Lefties, 6:35pm
Wednesday, July 12 — vs. Port Angeles Lefties, 6:35pm
Thursday, July 13, vs. Port Angles Lefties, 6:35pm
Friday, July 14 — vs. Wenatchee AppleSox, 6:35pm
Saturday, July 15 — vs. Wenatchee AppleSox, 6:35pm
Sunday, July 16 — vs. Wenatchee AppleSox, 1pm
Friday, July 21 — vs. Coquitlam Angels, 6:35pm
Saturday, July 22 — vs. Coquitlam Angels, 6:35pm
Sunday, July 23 — vs. Coquitlam Angels, 1pm
Monday, July 24 — vs. Redmond Dudes, 6:35pm
Friday, July 28 — vs. Kelowna Falcons, 6:35pm
Saturday, July 29 — vs. Kelowna Falcons, 6:35pm, SUMMER FIREWORKS CELEBRATION!
Sunday, July 30 — vs. Kelowna Falcons, 1pm
Tuesday, August 1 — vs. Nanaimo NightOwls, 6:35pm
Wednesday, August 2 — vs. Nanaimo NightOwls, 6:35pm
Thursday, August 3 — vs. Nanaimo NightOwls, 6:35pm

ROAD SCHEDULE (game times TBD)
Friday, June 9 — at Wenatchee AppleSox
Saturday, June 10 — at Wenatchee AppleSox
Sunday, June 11 — at Wenatchee AppleSox
Monday, June 12 — at Port Angeles Lefties
Tuesday, June 13 — at Port Angeles Lefties
Wednesday, June 14 — at Port Angeles Lefties
Friday, June 23 — at Bellingham Bells
Saturday, June 24 — at Bellingham Bells
Sunday, June 25 — at Bellingham Bells
Monday, June 26 — at Kelowna Falcons
Tuesday, June 27 — at Kelowna Falcons
Wednesday, June 28 — at Kelowna Falcons
Tuesday, July 4 — at Walla Walla Sweets
Wednesday, July 5 — at Walla Walla Sweets
Thursday, July 6 — at Walla Walla Sweets
Friday, July 7 — at Yakima Valley Pippins
Saturday, July 8 — at Yakima Valley Pippins
Sunday, July 9 — at Yakima Valley Pippins
Tuesday, July 18 — at Nanaimo NightOwls, 6:35pm
Wednesday, July 19 — at Nanaimo NightOwls, 6:35pm
Thursday, July 20 — at Nanaimo NightOwls, 6:35pm
Tuesday, July 25 — at Kamloops NorthPaws
Wednesday, July 26 — at Kamloops NorthPaws
Thursday, July 27 — at Kamloops NorthPaws
Friday, August 4 — at Edmonton Riverhawks
Saturday, August 5 — at Edmonton Riverhawks
Sunday, August 6 — at Edmonton Riverhawks

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Veteran outfielder returning for 2023 season

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For Brandon Hupe, it felt like unfinished business — and he has a chance to fix that.

 

The outfielder from Vancouver and the UBC Thunderbirds saw his 2022 summer season cut short following a collision during a game in Port Angeles. But the 6-2/200 pounder, a junior at UBC, will get one last shot to star for Head Coach Greg Frady as the Nanaimo NightOwls are excited to announce his return to the WCL.

 

The NightOwls are announcing the additions of four players today, the others being infielder Jimmy Legg of Pomona Pitzer, and pitchers Tyson Willis and Ethan Hubbell from Everett CC (NWAC) for Pitching Coach Gorm Heimueller to work with.

 

Hupe (pronounced who-PAY) was a veteran influence on a young NightOwls team, hitting .283 with two home runs and nine runs driven in over 17 games — coming off a UBC season that yielded 12 home runs and 48 RBIs in 49 games at the NAIA level.

 

“We missed Brandon when he got hurt, there was a change in our team,” said Frady. “Brandon was one of our key leaders, he knew the caliber and nuances of the league (previously played in the WCL with Kelowna), and he helped us as coaches, along with leading our younger players.”

 

In Legg, the NightOwls are getting a 5-11/185 scrappy, switch-hitting shortstop who can also move to second or third — known as a guy who always seems to be on base, comes through in the clutch and runs well. At Pomona Pitzer, he is a glue guy because of how much he loves to play the game.

 

The two Everett CC arms include Willis, a Snohomish, WA product who pitched in the WCL for Springfield in 2022. The right-hander is touching 90 with a true hard curveball and developing changeup from a 6-4/220 frame. Hubbell, from Camas, WA, is even bigger at 6-5, another righty with upper-80s velocity and command of four pitches and a workhorse mentality.

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Victoria HarbourCats – ‘Cats sign four, bring back Seward and Luchies

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December 7, 2022

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VICTORIA, B.C. — It’s the old baseball adage — you can never have enough arms.

The Victoria HarbourCats have added three arms, two of them returning and one a local product, as part of four more players who have signed on for the 2023 West Coast League season. The fourth player on the roster comes from a dependable source of quality players — Cal Baptist.

Pitchers Jack Seward and Owen Luchies, both parts of the 2022 HarbourCats team that reached the WCL post-season, and Victoria Golden Tide ace Brady Wilson lead the latest signings, with versatile outfielder/second baseman Nick Dumesnil, a right-handed hitter from Huntington Beach, CA, a bat the team will look to for key offensive production. Dumesnil is 6-2/205 freshman and is known for a mix of speed and power that will be welcomed by Head Coach Todd Haney.

“We’ve spent even more time on pitching this year, it’s always a premium but it’s never easy to get that right mix for the staff — it’s the one area we are constantly looking to get better,” said Haney. “We’ve been known as a strong offensive team since even before I got here, and we know the best arms make all the difference.”

Vancouver product Jack Seward, now at Central Arizona, was 1-0 with three saves and a 1.15 ERA in 14 outings last summer, giving up earned runs in only two outings. He surrendered just 10 hits in 23 innings. Luchies, from Victoria, is a 6-2/195 pound freshman at Lower Columbia (NWAC) who started five games and threw 36 innings for the HarbourCats in 2022. He had 25 strikeouts, notched one save, was 2-2 with a 6.44 ERA and earned road wins in Port Angeles and Nanaimo.

Wilson, 6-1/175 from Calgary, was the workhorse for the Victoria collegiate Golden Tide in the spring of 2022, going a combined 3-4 with a 4.06 ERA in nine starts. He then spent the summer in the Western Canada Baseball League with the Fort McMurray Giants, where he was 5-5/4.94.

The HarbourCats celebrate their 10th Anniversary in 2023 and the season kicks off with the home opener against the Kamloops NorthPaws on Friday June 2, 2023.  Single game tickets for that game and all 31 HarbourCats home games in 2023 are now on sale and can be purchased on-line through our one-and-only ticketing partner, Select Your Tickets, at harbourcats.com/tickets.  They can also be purchased at the HarbourCats office at 101-1814 Vancouver Street, or at the Select Your Tickets box office at Save-on-Foods Memorial Centre.  Fans can also call 778-265-0327 to order over the phone.

Season tickets and 10-game flex packs are also now on sale.  For details on all ticketing options, including our special $10.00 Tuesdays, Forces Fridays and Save-on-Food Vouchers, please visit harbourcats.com/ticketinfo

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Victoria HarbourCats – You’re Invited!

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Please join us at the office on Thursday, December 1, 2022 from 12 Noon to 7:00 pm for our annual Christmas Open House!

Join us for some Christmas cheer and to grab Christmas gifts for all the HarbourCats fans on your Christmas list!  Renew or purchase 2023 season tickets, grab some 10-game flex packs, or purchase single-game tickets for 2023 which also go on sale that day too!  Plus ALL MERCHANDISE on sale for 40% off – ONE DAY ONLY!

2023 Single-Game Tickets Also on Sale!

 

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