• HarbourCats stumble in opener at Knights

    NEWS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – June 26, 2017 VICTORIA, B.C. – The ... Read More
  • HarbourCats rebound with shutout win

    NEWS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – June 27, 2017 VICTORIA, B.C. – The ... Read More
  • Cats Comeback Falls Short, Sweets Take Series

    Victoria’s Harrison Bragg hit a three-run home run in his very first ... Read More
  • HarbourCats to host Mavericks in non-league action

    PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – June 27, 2017 VICTORIA, B.C. – The ... Read More
  • HarbourCats Use Long Ball to Thump Sweets

    Victoria’s Noah Prewett crushes a two-run homer to left in the second ... Read More
  • HarbourCats Bullpen Woes Continue in Loss to Sweets

    Story and Photos by Christian J. Stewart June 23, 2017, Victoria, BC ... Read More

HarbourCats stumble in opener at Knights

NEWS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – June 26, 2017 VICTORIA, B.C. – The Victoria HarbourCats (10-13) continue to struggle against the Corvallis Knights (14-8), dropping the series opener in Corvallis on Monday night by a 9-1 final. The loss is Victoria’s third straight against the Knights in 2017. Corvallis drew the early lead, scoring a […]

HarbourCats rebound with shutout win

NEWS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – June 27, 2017 VICTORIA, B.C. – The Victoria HarbourCats (11-13) rebounded from Monday’s defeat by recording their first shutout victory of 2017 on Tuesday night, 5-0 over the Corvallis Knights. The HarbourCats tied the three-game series at a game a piece with Corvallis (14-9) and in the process, end […]

Cats Comeback Falls Short, Sweets Take Series

Victoria’s Harrison Bragg hit a three-run home run in his very first at bat as a HarbourCat to tie the game 6-6 in the bottom of the eighth inning Sunday (Photo: Christian J. Stewart) Story and Photos by Christian J. Stewart June 25, 2017, Victoira, BC – The Victoria HarbourCats overcame a 6-1 deficit to […]

HarbourCats to host Mavericks in non-league action

PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – June 27, 2017 VICTORIA, B.C. – The Victoria HarbourCats are pleased to announce the scheduling of an additional non-league game at Royal Athletic Park on Monday, July 3. The HarbourCats will play the Victoria Mavericks at 5:00pm, a great way for people to relax at the end of the […]

HarbourCats Use Long Ball to Thump Sweets

Victoria’s Noah Prewett crushes a two-run homer to left in the second inning Saturday. Prewett was one of four HarbourCats to launch a long ball in the 6-1 win over the Sweets (Photo: Christian J. Stewart) Story and Photos by Christian J. Stewart June 24, 2017, Victoria, BC – The Victoria HarbourCats used home runs […]

HarbourCats Bullpen Woes Continue in Loss to Sweets

Story and Photos by Christian J. Stewart June 23, 2017, Victoria, BC – The Walla Walla Sweets scored six runs off three different Victoria relievers to come away with a 6-4 win over the HarbourCats in West Coast League (WCL) action Friday night at Royal Athletic Park in Victoria. The Sweets win spoils what was […]

Corvallis Continues Offensive Dominance Over HarbourCats

Matt Kelly and his Corvallis teammates pounded out 12 hits and scored 14 runs Thursday to hand the HarbourCats a second consecutive loss on home soil (Photo: Christian J. Stewart) Story and Photos by Christian J. Stewart June 22, 2017, Victoria, BC – The Corvallis Knights picked up right where they left off on Wednesday, […]

Corvallis Uses Offensive Explosion to Dampen HarbourCats Faith

Corvallis’s Dillan Shrum (31) is congratulated after hitting a two-run home run in the first inning of the Knights’ 12-4 win over Victoria Wednesday (Photo: Christian J. Stewart) Story and Photos by Christian J. Stewart June 21, 2017, Victoria, BC – It was Faith Night at Royal Athletic Park Wednesday night, but clearly, whatever supreme […]

Zayicek, Huang, Bullpen Lead Victoria to Win Over Corvallis in Series Opener

Victoria’s Connor Whitney leads the pack for high-fives after the HarbourCats 4-2 win over Corvallis on Tuesday (Photo: Christian J. Stewart) Story and Photos by Christian J. Stewart June 20, 2017, Victoria, BC – Riley Zayicek hit a two-run home-run, Po-Hao Huang had the game winning RBI in the bottom of the eighth inning and […]

McKillican Spins a Gem, HarbourCats Score Late to Top Port Angeles

Adam McKillican was simply brilliant for the HarbourCats Monday, going 6.2 innings, retiring 17 in a row at one point and allowing just a single hit, while striking out four (Photo: Christian J. Stewart) Story and Photos by Christian J. Stewart June 19, 2017, Victoria, BC – Victoria pitcher Adam McKillican worked a stellar, one-hit […]

Eccles Gets Win, HarbourCats Bats Come Alive in Double-Header Sweep of Kitsap

Victoria’s Clair Eccles went three full innings in her first start of the season Sunday, giving up 2 runs on 3 hits and earning her first win, an 11-2 decision over the Kitsap BlueJackets (Photo: Christian J. Stewart) Story and Photos by Christian J. Stewart June 18, 2017, Victoria, BC – Claire Eccles got her […]

Sunday doubleheader to be played as scheduled

NEWS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – June 18, 2017 VICTORIA, B.C. – The HarbourCats next home on Sunday, a double-header vs. the Kitsap BlueJackets, non-league action at Royal Athletic Park, will be played as scheduled at 12:35pm, unless otherwise stated. LHP Claire Eccles will make her first start for the HarbourCats in that 12:35pm game, which is becoming a hot […]

HarbourCats Score Late and Often to Sweep Lefties, Run Win Streak to Three

Another new face in the HarbourCats lineup, second baseman Tucker Johnson turns a key sixth inning double play over the slide of the Leftie’s Joey Galeno (Photo: Christian J. Stewart) Story and Photos by Christian J. Stewart June 13, 2017, Victoria, BC – The Victoria HarbourCats scored six runs in their final three at bats […]

Eagles-Mariners, Thursday at RAP; Girls skills camp Saturday

NEWS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – June 13, 2017 VICTORIA, B.C. – Royal Athletic Park is about to become a haven for youth-level baseball, with exciting events over the next few days. On Thursday, June 15, the Victoria HarbourCats are hosting the annual “Zack Downey Memorial” baseball game, featuring the city’s two high-school-level baseball teams, […]

HarbourCats Take Advantage of Shaky Port Angeles Bullpen to Pull Out the Win  

Victoria’s Harry Shipley gets high fives after scoring one of the HarbourCats four runs on Monday (Photo: Christian J. Stewart) Story and Photos by Christian J. Stewart June 12, 2017, Victoria, BC – The Victoria HarbourCats and Port Angeles Lefties went at it in round two of the Battle of the Strait of Juan deFuca […]

Jim Swanson named among Canadian baseball leaders

by Jonathan Hodgson 2016 was a banner year for the HarbourCats and baseball in Victoria as a whole, and the man behind it is closing the year by picking up a significant honour from one of Canada’s true baseball giants. Jim Swanson, managing partner of the HarbourCats, has been named to Bob Elliott’s annual list […]

McRae knows Bo… and Victoria

by Jonathan Hodgson Brian McRae knows Bo. Well, sort of. The Kansas City Royals called McRae up to the major leagues in August of 1990 in a move that corresponded with Bo Jackson landing on the disabled list. Jackson famously starred as a power-hitting outfielder with the Royals and later the Chicago White Sox and California […]

Major League names, personalities entertain at Hotstove

by Jonathan Hodgson Significant names from the baseball world, past present and future, descended on Victoria on Saturday for the 2nd Annual HarbourCats Hotstove. The event, hosted by Yates Street Taphouse, was headlined for the second straight year by Gregg Zaun, a former major league catcher and current Sportsnet baseball analyst. Zaun was joined on […]

Former Cub McRae to attend HarbourCats Hotstove

Jonathan Hodgson The 2016 World Series carries an abundance of historical significance with the Chicago Cubs playing the Cleveland Indians. With all the amazing storylines and statistics in this fall classic, its significance is personal for Victoria HarbourCats head coach Brian McRae, who was named head coach of the HarbourCats in August. The HarbourCats are […]

2016 brings thrills, experience and lessons learned for HarbourCats

By Jonathan Hodgson (Also published on the Canadian Baseball Network) The Victoria HarbourCats showed during the 2016 West Coast League regular season that they are ready compete among the league’s elite. The playoffs also proved that assembling the puzzle pieces to a championship is a process that is not often completed in one year. Make […]

Wilson named Victoria Business Person of the Year

A member of the HarbourCats local ownership group, and giant of the Victoria business community, has had a major award bestowed upon him.  At the annual Greater Victoria Chamber of Commerce Business Awards held at the historic Fairmont Empress Hotel on Thursday evening, John Wilson was named  2016 Victoria Business Person of the Year. Wilson, […]

Topoozian began Fresno State pipeline

By Jonathan Hodgson In a relatively short time since beginning play in the West Coast League, the Victoria HarbourCats have forged and identity as a destination for some of the best talent coming from many elite college baseball programs in NCAA division 1 baseball. In 2013, the HarbourCats joined the very well established and connected […]

HarbourCats and PBL go hand in hand

By Jonathan Hodgson At the core of the HarbourCats mission is a commitment to promote the game of baseball, better the lives and careers of athletes, and positively affect the communities in which they serve on Vancouver Island.  With that in focus, the West Coast League club is set to host the annual British Columbia […]

HarbourCats: Here to Play, Here to Stay

By Jonathan Hodgson June 7, 2016 will mark a significant milestone for the Victoria HarbourCats. That night, the club will play its fourth home opener at Royal Athletic Park, as members of the West Coast League (WCL). The HarbourCats have enjoyed immediate and sustained success on and off the field since joining the WCL for […]

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