• Burnaby Bulldogs Bring Baseball Canada Senior Men’s National Title to British Columbia

    The Burnaby Bulldogs celebrate after clinching the Senior Men’s ... Read More
  • Red Deer Riggers Take Bronze at Men’s Nationals

    Bronze Medal Game Red Deer Riggers (AB2) – 9 Sherwood Park A’s ... Read More
  • Fredericton Needs Extras to Defeat Sherwood Park in National Men’s Semi-Finals

    Fredericton’s Brendan Gallagher (13) is congratulated after scoring ... Read More
  • Burnaby Offence Wakes in Ninth to Defeat Red Deer, Advance to Men’s National Baseball Finals

    Burnaby’s Shawn Sahefer pitched a dandy Sunday morning, keeping Red ... Read More
  • Red Deer, Sherwood Park, Burnaby, Fredericton Advance to Baseball Canada Men’s National Semi-Finals

    New Brunswick’s Mike Washburn (5) prepares to be mobbed by his ... Read More
  • Mav’s Get Walk-Off Win, Sherwood Park, Fredericton in Driver’s Seat After Day 2 of Baseball Canada Men’s Nationals

    Victoria’s Duncan Blades would have a three-hit night including a ... Read More

Burnaby Bulldogs Bring Baseball Canada Senior Men’s National Title to British Columbia

The Burnaby Bulldogs celebrate after clinching the Senior Men’s National Baseball Championship with a 5-3 win over Fredericton in Victoria on Sunday evening (Photo: Christian J. Stewart / ISN) Story and Photos by Christian J. Stewart (ISN) August 27, 2017, Victoria, BC (ISN) – The Burnaby Bulldogs scored two runs early and then got a […]

Red Deer Riggers Take Bronze at Men’s Nationals

Bronze Medal Game Red Deer Riggers (AB2) – 9 Sherwood Park A’s (AB1) – 8 The Red Deer Riggers JP Willner drew a bases loaded walk in the bottom of the seventh inning to give the Riggers (Alberta 2) a walk-off 9-8 win over the Sherwood Park A’s (AB1) in the Bronze Medal game of […]

Fredericton Needs Extras to Defeat Sherwood Park in National Men’s Semi-Finals

Fredericton’s Brendan Gallagher (13) is congratulated after scoring what turned out to be the winning run in the Royals 7-5 win over Sherwood Park on Sunday (Photo: Christian J. Stewart / ISN) Story and Photos by Christian J. Stewart (ISN) August 27, 2017, Victoria, BC (ISN) –   Fredericton’s Mike Washburn played the hero again Sunday […]

Burnaby Offence Wakes in Ninth to Defeat Red Deer, Advance to Men’s National Baseball Finals

Burnaby’s Shawn Sahefer pitched a dandy Sunday morning, keeping Red Deer to a single run on six hits over nine full innings of work (Photo: Christian J. Stewart / ISN) Story and Photos by Christian J. Stewart (ISN) August 27, 2017, Victoria, BC (ISN) – The Burnaby Bulldogs (Team BC) exploded for six runs in […]

Red Deer, Sherwood Park, Burnaby, Fredericton Advance to Baseball Canada Men’s National Semi-Finals

New Brunswick’s Mike Washburn (5) prepares to be mobbed by his teammates after hitting a two-run walk off home run to defeat Mississauga 5-4 in quarter-final action Saturday (Photo: Christian J. Stewart) Story and Photos by Christian J. Stewart August 26, 2017, Victoria, BC – After a busy Saturday of play, it will be the […]

Mav’s Get Walk-Off Win, Sherwood Park, Fredericton in Driver’s Seat After Day 2 of Baseball Canada Men’s Nationals

Victoria’s Duncan Blades would have a three-hit night including a walk-off RBI single to give the Mavericks a 4-3 win over the Red Deer Riggers in National action Friday night in Victoria (Photo: Christian J. Stewart) Story and Photos by Christian J. Stewart August 25, 2017, Victoria, BC – A Duncan Blades RBI single in […]

Host Victoria and Team BC Start Men’s Nationals With Losses

Victoria’s Liam Goodall would have three hits in the 10-4 loss to the Royals on Thursday (Photo: Christian J. Stewart) Story and Photos by Christian J. Stewart August 24, 2017, Victoria, BC – The host Victoria Mavericks and Fredericton Royals capped off a seven-game day of championship baseball Thursday night at Royal Athletic Park, with […]

Home Run Derby at Ogden Point Kicks Off Baseball Canada Senior Men’s Nationals

Victoria Maverick’s Sean Murphy takes some practice swings prior to Wednesday’s home run derby at Ogden Point (Photo: Christian J. Stewart) Story and Photos by Christian J. Stewart August 23, 2017, Victoria, BC – The Baseball Canada Senior Men’s Championships kicked off in Victoria on Wednesday night, with the first ever “Harbour Derby” in Canadian […]

HarbourCats’ Owen named WCL Pitcher of the Year

NEWS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – August 21, 2017 Fresh off of the first West Coast League Championship Series appearance in franchise history, the Victoria HarbourCats are proud to announce that left-hander Jack Owen has been named 2017 WCL Pitcher of the Year. Additionally, five HarbourCats have been named to post-season All-WCL teams. Owen led […]

Host team named for Nationals

PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – August 18, 2017 VICTORIA, B.C. – The 21-player host team that will look to mine gold at the Yates Street Taphouse Baseball Canada Men’s Championship, presented by B.C. Lotteries Corp., will have a decidedly local/Island flavour to it, with strong outside additions to bolster both pitching and hitting. The […]

HarbourCats Battle to the End, Fall to Knights in WCL Championship

Knights closer Hazahel Quijada is smothered by catcher Zak Taylor and the rest of the Knight’s following the final out of the 4-2 win over the HarbourCats on Tuesday (Photo: Christian J. Stewart) Story and Photos by Christian J. Stewart August 15, 2017, Corvallis, OR – It was one game for all the marbles in […]

Knights Bust Open Defensive Struggle to Draw Even with Victoria in WCL Championship

Corvallis’s Jordan Qsar (19) celebrates with his teammates after he scored in the decisive eighth inning of the Knight’s 6-0 win over the HarbourCats in game two of the WCL Championship (Photo: Christian J. Stewart) Story and Photos by Christian J. Stewart August 14, 2017, Corvallis, OR – After an epic first game in the […]

HarbourCats Walk-Off Knights in Dramatic West Coast League Championship Game One Victory

“Bernie” Po-Hao Huang watches his game-winning single head to centre field, giving Victoria a walk-off 5-4 win over the Corvallis Knights in Game 1 of the 2017 WCL Championship (Photo: Christian J. Stewart) Story and Photos by Christian J. Stewart August 12, 2017, Victoria, BC – The Victoria HarbourCats scored a pair of runs in […]

HarbourCats face Corvallis in WCL Final; Tickets on sale now!

NEWS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – August 10, 2017 The Victoria HarbourCats swept the Kelowna Falcons in the West Coast League North Division Final on Wednesday, and will now face the Corvallis Knights in the WCL Championship Series. Corvallis defeated the Yakima Valley Pippins in game three of the South Final, 3-2, finalizing the Championship […]

HarbourCats advance to WCL Championship Series

NEWS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – August 9, 2017 The Victoria HarbourCats had a chance to clinch a berth in the West Coast League Championship Series for the first time in franchise history on Wednesday night in Kelowna. Led by another offensive outburst, and a strong start on the mound, the HarbourCats left little doubt […]

2017 a ground-breaking year for HarbourCats

By Jonathan Hodgson The Victoria HarbourCats broke new ground in 2017 on many different levels. The team was handed the challenging task of trying to surpass the successes of a historic 2016 season that saw the HarbourCats win a West Coast League record 40 games, and qualify for the playoffs for the first time in […]

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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