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Victoria HarbourCats – The Riverhawks rally late to beat the HarbourCats 5-4 in extra innings



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EDMONTON, Alta — The Edmonton Riverhawks (10-5) complete the sweep of the Victoria Harbourcats (7-8) after a a two-run ninth inning sent the game to extra innings, where they walked it off in the 10th.

Garrett Teunissen (Cal State San Marcos) led off the game with a triple and was immediately driven in by an Aric Anderson (Rice University) sacrifice fly to give the Cats an early 1-0 lead. Other than that run, the Harbourcats were unable to capitalize on seven hits through three innings, leaving runners in scoring position to end the first, second, and third innings.

Payton Hawkinson (Cal State Fullerton) made his first HarbourCats start pitching four innings giving up one unearned run on two hits, walking three, and striking out three. That Riverhawks run came in the fourth inning through a Jake Haggard (ULM) throwing error which allowed the runner to score.


Connor Sims (IUS) made his HarbourCats debut out of the bullpen pitching two scoreless innings, striking out three.

Camden Sos (TCU) drove in his team-leading 10th RBI of the season in the sixth inning with a two-out infield single, giving Victoria a 2-1 lead.

That lead was extended by another infield single, this time from Manny Ramirez Jr. (ELAC), in the seventh inning making it 3-1. Teunissen followed that up with a sacrifice fly to make it a 4-1 ballgame.


Owen Luchies (Long Island University) pitched the seventh and eighth innings for his hometown team giving up one run on one hit, while striking out two.  That meant the HarbourCats entered the bottom of the ninth with a 4-2 lead, where 2023 HarbourCats Pitcher-of-the-Year Logan MacNiel (Campbellsville) emerged from the bullpen for the save opportunity.

MacNiel gave up three singles to load the bases for Jakob Poturnak, who tied the game 4-4 with a two-RBI single down the left field line. The Vancouver native managed to get a popup and two groundouts with runners aboard to get out of the inning with the game tied.

After the HarbourCats could not score in the top of the 10th, Jake Finkelstein (Montana State) entered the game to pitch the bottom half. A lead-off single was followed by a stolen base which allowed William Vasseur to put an end to this game with a walk-off single.

It was a series to forget for the HarbourCats as they fall below .500 for the first time since losing the season opener.

The HarbourCats return to action on Tuesday, June 18 at 6:35 PM to take on the Nanaimo NightOwls at Serauxmen Stadium in Nanaimo. This will be the fourth, fifth, and sixth games of the RE/MAX Generation Island Cup. The HarbourCats currently lead the head-to-head 2-1.


The Cats then return to Wilson’s Group Stadium at Royal Athletic Park on Friday, June 21 as they welcome the Bellingham Bells to Victoria. That is the start of a 10 day stretch with eight home games! Get tickets at, by coming to the office at 101-1814 Vancouver Street in advance, or by calling 778-265-0327.


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Victoria HarbourCats – Late runs harpoon HarbourCats in road opener in Ridgefield



Raptors stay hot and move to 11-0 in the second half of the season.

July 19, 2024

RIDGEFIELD, WA — The Victoria HarbourCats were within a clutch hit of taking a big lead in the top of the seventh inning.

That didn’t materialize, and the bottom of the seventh spelled doom.

The Ridgefield Raptors scored seven times in their half of the seventh to lock down a 10-5 victory on Friday over the visiting HarbourCats to open a three-game West Coast League series in the southwest Washington community.


The win pushes the Raptors win streak to 11 in a row to begin the second half of the season.

The HarbourCats were outhit 13-7. Victoria tried to rally in the ninth with three runs scored and the bases loaded, but ran out of outs.


Sky Collins had two hits and Tyrus Hall had a two-run double. The HarbourCats struck out 14 times collectively, 11 of which were courtesy of Raptors starting pitcher Isaiah Magdaleno, who was dominant over six full innings of work.

Spencer Hatch was also outstanding as the ‘Cats starting pitcher, going four innings with no runs and four hits allowed. The bullpen after that ran into a lot of troubles.

The HarbourCats are on a six-game road trip to Ridgefield and Port Angeles, starting the second series on Monday across the strait from Victoria. They next return to the friendly confines of Wilson’s Group Stadium at RAP for a weekend home series with the Kamloops NorthPaws, evening games on Friday and Saturday nights (6:35pm) and Sunday afternoon. Tickets are available at the gate, online at the team’s official website, or general admission vouchers can be purchased at all Save On Foods in the South Island.



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Victoria HarbourCats – Former HarbourCats lead the way as Mavericks win 8-6



July 18, 2024 

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VICTORIA, B.C. — The Victoria Mavericks held on to beat the Victoria HarbourCats 8-6 in the final exhibition game of the season,

The Mavericks took the lead in the first inning courtesy of an Austin Russell single, giving the visitors a 1-0 lead.

The Mavericks doubled their lead in the fourth inning through a Josh Walker home run, making it 2-0.


Mavericks starter Fynn Chester faced the minimum through three innings, striking out four. Chester was one of nine former HarbourCats suiting up for the Mavericks tonight, the group of ex-Cats also including Russell and Walker.

Kerim Orucevic (UCSD) drove home Sky Collins (Fresno State) with a hard-hit single in the bottom of the fourth to get the Cats on the board. Cam Schneider (Fresno State) hit into a fielder’s choice to tie up the ballgame at 2-2. A wild pitch and defensive mishap in right field added two more runs, giving the HarbourCats a 4-2 lead.

Jack Finn (Illinois State), Garrett Villa (Angelo State), Brooks Brewster (Panola College), and Jacob Thompson (Minot State) all pitched an inning each for the Cats.


Mavericks shortstop Jay Willow hit a two-run home run in the top of the sixth to level the score at 4-4.

The Mavericks continued piling on runs in the seventh inning adding three more to give them a 7-4 lead.


The visitors increased their advantage through a Lance Burrows double in the eighth making it 8-4.

A Josh Cunnigan (Seattle) popup dropped between the Mavericks catcher and pitcher in the bottom of the eighth which allowed two runs to score cutting the deficit in half.

Luke Hayhow (Hawaii), Mason Chamberlain (Missouri Valley), Jalen Sami (Golden Tide), Brett Harvey (Puget Sound), and Dustin Davidson (Brookhaven) also pitched an inning each for the HarbourCats.

The Cats could not rally in the ninth inning, losing tonight’s game 8-6.

The HarbourCats begin a six-game road trip Friday against the Ridgefield Raptors. After a three-game set in Ridgefield, the Cats visit Port Angeles to take on the Lefties. The HarbourCats return home on July 26 against the Kamloops NorthPaws. It’s Kids Free Weekend! Thanks to Peninsula Co-op, all children 12 and under get free tickets! Get tickets at, by coming to the office at 101-1814 Vancouver Street in advance, or by calling 778-265-0327.



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Selects Hold Off NightOwls in Friendly Battle of Local Teams



NANAIMO, B.C. — The first college-level home run for Kurt Felix went to waste.

The Nevada high school baseball player of the year, a cacher with the Nanaimo NightOwls before he heads to Cal Poly (SLO) in fall, went deep over the left field wall for a two-run shot in the fifth inning on Thursday in a non-league exhibition game played at historic Serauxmen Stadium.

The Nanaimo Selects, a team made up of many current and former college players from the mid-island area, many of whom played for the PBL Pirates, earned a 5-3 victory in the second of two non-league games played this week to provide more baseball value to Nanaimo fans during the WCL all-star break.

The NightOwls outhit the Selects 7-6 but made the only error. The NightOwls scored their three runs in the fifth inning, almost erasing a 4-0 Selects lead.

Taiwanese second baseman Hsu He-Chieh had two hits for Nanaimo.

Former NightOwls infielder Brandon Nicoll had two hits for the Selects, who got quality pitching contributions from Jordan Moffat, Darren Kolk, Steve McKinnon, Liam Goodall and Garrett Goodall.

Cole Carmichael had a strong start on the mound for the NightOwls, with two scoreless innings, including two strikeouts.

The NightOwls now head out on a road trip that will give the team a chance to keep pace for the second half North Division championship, with three games in Kamloops starting on Friday, and three games in Edmonton on Monday-Tuesday-Wednesday before a day off next Thursday. The next home action for the NightOwls is a weekend home set against the division-rival Bellingham Bells next Friday, Saturday and Sunday.


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