• HarbourCats quiet Bells in opener

    NEWS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – July 19, 2017 The Victoria HarbourCats ... Read More
  • HarbourCats outlast Bells

    NEWS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – July 20, 2017 The Victoria HarbourCats ... Read More
  • HarbourCats and Bulldogs Battle to Tie in Exhibition Slugfest

    Cole Weiss (right) gets ready to celebrate his three-run home run with Jake ... Read More
  • HarbourCats Foundation established

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  • HarbourCats Hang On For Exhibition Win Over Bulldogs

    The HarbourCats Ethan Skuija had perhaps his best outing of the year, going ... Read More
  • Kuhn named an all-star ahead of weekend fireworks at RAP

    NEWS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – July 14, 2017 The Victoria HarbourCats ... Read More

HarbourCats quiet Bells in opener

NEWS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – July 19, 2017 The Victoria HarbourCats (21-17, 7-4 second half) began the post-All-Star break portion of their schedule at Joe Martin Field in Bellingham on Wednesday night. The game was the opener of a three-game series with the Bells (20-17, 4-6) and the start of a crucial six-game road […]

HarbourCats Foundation established

NEWS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – July 20, 2017 The Victoria HarbourCats are very pleased to announce the establishment of the HarbourCats Foundation. The maturation of the HarbourCats over their first five seasons has seen them develop into a leader on the field in the West Coast League, while also making Royal Athletic Park a […]

HarbourCats outlast Bells

NEWS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – July 20, 2017 The Victoria HarbourCats (22-17, 8-4 second half) slugged their way to a second straight road victory over the Bellingham Bells (20-18, 4-7) by a final score of 9-7 on Thursday night. The tone was set immediately when the first five men to step to the plate […]

HarbourCats and Bulldogs Battle to Tie in Exhibition Slugfest

Cole Weiss (right) gets ready to celebrate his three-run home run with Jake Garella (28) and Tucker Johnson (left) in the fifth inning Sunday (Photo: Christian J. Stewart) Story and Photos by Christian J. Stewart July 16, 2017, Victoria, BC – There was plenty of offence for the 2,006 sun-drenched fans at Royal Athletic Park […]

HarbourCats Hang On For Exhibition Win Over Bulldogs

The HarbourCats Ethan Skuija had perhaps his best outing of the year, going 5 innings and giving up a run on four hits to get the 4-3 win against Burnaby (Photo: Christian J. Stewart) Story and Photos by Christian J. Stewart July 15, 2017, Victoria, BC – The Victoria HarbourCats jumped out to a 4-1 […]

Kuhn named an all-star ahead of weekend fireworks at RAP

NEWS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – July 14, 2017 The Victoria HarbourCats are pleased to announce that the West Coast League has named Victoria closer Travis Kuhn (San Diego) to the upcoming WCL all-star game. Kuhn is added to the game four days after the WCL announced the preliminary rosters featuring four HarbourCats. The freshman-commit […]

Pippins Top HarbourCats in Pitching Duel to Take Series

Yakima starting pitcher Taylor Dollard would give up 3 runs on 6 hits over 6.1 innings of work to earn his 4th win of the season against Victoria on Thursday (Photo: Christian J. Stewart) Story and Photos by Christian J. Stewart July 13, 2017, Victoria, BC – On the night after both teams scored 23 […]

HarbourCats Prevail Against Pippins in Wild One

Shane McGuire had plenty to be pumped about Wednesday as he had three hits, a pair of RBIs and scored three times to lead the HarbourCats to a 13-10 win over the Yakima Valley Pippins (Photo: Christian J. Stewart) Story and Photos by Christian J. Stewart July 12, 2017, Victoria, BC – It was a […]

Pippins Overcome Early Deficit to Drown Mussels

On a controversial play at the plate in the fifth inning Tuesday, Yakima catcher Tyler Sandoval appears to deliberately trip up Victoria base runner Jake Garella (28) while tagging him on the backside for the out and keeping the score at the time tied 6-6 (Photo: Christian J. Stewart) Story and Photos by Christian J. […]

HarbourCats prepare to host Yakima Valley, WCL All-Stars announced

NEWS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – July 10, 2017 VICTORIA, BC — It’s a critical July home series for the Victoria HarbourCats, and Head Coach Brian McRae has set his rotation with the Yakima Valley Pippins arriving at Royal Athletic Park for games Tuesday through Thursday. All games are 6:35pm starts (gates open 5:30pm) TUESDAY, […]

HarbourCats Go Quietly as Elks Take Series

Victoria base runner Nick Moroney is tagged out by Bend shortstop Jaylon McLaughlin on this play in Sunday’s game (Photo: Christian J. Stewart) Story and Photos by Christian J. Stewart July 9, 2017, Victoria, BC – The Bend Elks got a two-run home run from Jack Pauley in the very first inning and that would […]

Vansau Powers HarbourCats to Comeback Win Over Elks

HarbourCats outfielder Hunter Vansau watches his seventh inning home run head over the centre-field fence Saturday. Vansau would finish 5 for 5 with 6 RBIs to lead the Cats to an 11-5 win over Bend (Photo: Christian J. Stewart) Story and Photos by Christian J. Stewart July 8, 2017, Victoria, BC – The Victoria HarbourCats Hunter […]

Elks Stick Antlers Into HarbourCats Win Streak

Bend side-armer Kris Jackson baffled Victoria batters for 8 innngs Friday, giving up just two runs on four hits (Photo: Christian J. Stewart) Story and Photos by Christian J. Stewart July 7, 2017, Victoria, BC – The Bend Elks roughed up Victoria HarbourCats starter Isaac Mullins for six runs and 11 hits en route to […]

HarbourCats bats sweep through Kelowna

KELOWNA, BC—The Victoria HarbourCats (18-13/4-0 in second half) extended their winning streak to eight games with a 12-2 win over the Kelowna Falcons (17-13/0-3) Thursday night at Elks Stadium. With the win, the HarbourCats complete their second straight series sweep and outscore Kelowna 36-8 in the series, reaching double figures in all three games. The […]

HarbourCats win seventh straight in extras

NEWS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – July 5, 2017 KELOWNA, BC—The Victoria HarbourCats (17-13/3-0 in second half) extended their winning streak to seven games with a 10-5 win over the Kelowna Falcons (17-12/0-2) in 12 innings on Wednesday night at Elks Stadium. Kelowna took the lead in the first inning, on an RBI single from […]

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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