HarbourCats Use Long Ball to End Bells Streak

Above: Victoria’s Jack Smith would launch a two-run home run in the bottom of the first inning to kick start the HarbourCats’s offence Friday and lead Victoria to a 6-5 win over the Bellingham Bells (Photo: Christian J. Stewart) Story by Josh Kozelj Photos by Christian J. Stewart  FULL BOXSCORE June 22, 2018 – In […]

McRae, Norris-Jones agree to extensions

HarbourCats move to further stabilize key positions, add Tyler Green as Director of Player Personnel VICTORIA, B.C. — The Victoria HarbourCats of the West Coast League are pleased today to be able to announce contract extensions for two key members of the organization, and to add another piece to the baseball-side structure. The moves today, […]

Elks Walk-Off in 10th to Avoid Sweep

Story by Josh Kozelj FULL BOXSCORE June 21, 2018 – The Victoria HarbourCats (8-7) rallied in the ninth to force the series finale into extras, but were’t able to fend off the Bend Elks (4-14) who avoided the sweep behind a RBI single in the 10th for a 7-6 win at Vince Genna Stadium. Mason […]

Four Run Fifth All ‘Cats Need to Top Bend

Justin Solt with five solid innings and Tyler Yoshihara (pictured above) with his second save in a row secure series win for Victoria. FULL BOXSCORE June 19, 2018, BEND, Oregon — One busy inning helped the Victoria HarbourCats post their second win in as many nights over the host Bend Elks, delivering a 4-3 victory […]

Spohn and Bullpen Lead HarbourCats to first Shutout Win of Season

Story by Josh Kozelj  FULL BOXSCORE  June 18, 2018 – In the first regular season road trip south of the border, the Victoria HarbourCats were sure to pack their bats in a visit to Bend, OR. Behind a two hit and 3 RBI night from Harrison Spohn, the ‘Cats (7-6) cruised to a 6-0 over […]

Beyond the Fence: Volume 2

Go beyond the fence with everything HarbourCats baseball in this column from Summer Intern Josh Kozelj.  Weekly Recap: June 11-18 Season Record: 6-6 Week Record: 3-3 Position Player Highlight of the Week: June 12 @ Kelowna — CF Nate Pecota (William Jewell) – 4 runs, 3 hits, 6 RBI, including a grand slam home run. Pitcher Highlight of […]

Lefties Late Long Ball Crushes HarbourCats’ Comeback Bid

Above: Victoria shortstop Tanner Haney awaits the throw as the Lefties Brady Heid slides safely into second base Sunday (Photo: Christian J. Stewart) Story by Christian J. Stewart, with notes by Josh Kozelj Photos by Christian J. Stewart FULL BOXSCORE June 17, 2018, Victoria, BC – A three-run home run by Port Angeles’s Jason Dicochea highlighted […]

Five-Run Sixth Jump Starts ‘Cats to Even Series vs. Lefties

Story by Josh Kozelj  Photos by Christian J. Stewart  FULL BOXSCORE June 16, 2018, Victoria, BC – In the second game of the Battle for the Strait of Juan de Fuca,  the Victoria HarbourCats defeated the Port Angeles Lefties 6-5 behind a five run error filled sixth inning at Wilson’s Group Stadium at Royal Athletic Park. […]

Lefties Dominate Game One of Strait of Juan de Fuca Series

Above: Port Angeles’s Matthew Christian would provide all the runs the Lefties wold need Friday, with this second-inning grand slam and a solo-home run later to finish with a five-RBI night in the Lefties 10-4 win over Victoria (Photo: Christian J. Stewart) Story by Josh Kozelj  Photos by Christian J. Stewart FULL BOXSCORE June 15, 2018- […]

‘Cats Claw and Scrap Way to Series Victory over Kelowna

Story by Josh Kozelj  BOX SCORE June 14, 2018 – The Victoria HarbourCats blew a 3-0 lead, but managed to hang on for a 4-3 victory over the Kelowna Falcons at Elks Stadium in their West Coast League series rubber-match, behind some late inning dramatics courtesy of Jeddediah Fagg. The win brought the HarbourCats to […]

HarbourCats Bats Stymied by Akin in Loss to Kelowna

Story by Josh Kozelj June 13, 2018 – The Victoria HarbourCats missed another chance to get two games over .500 for the first time this young season in a the 7-1 loss to the Kelowna Falcons at Elks Stadium. In what was the third opportunity for the HarbourCats to get two wins above .500, the […]

Beyond the Fence: Volume 1

Go beyond the fence with everything HarbourCats baseball in this column from summer intern Josh Kozelj.  GREETINGS: When I first approached Managing Partner Jim Swanson, and Assistant General Manger Christian Stewart I was a little nervous about presenting my idea of writing a weekly column about the team. It was something that hasn’t been done before […]

Pecota leads ‘Cats to Extra Inning Victory in Kelowna

Story by Josh Kozelj  June 12, 2018 – Behind the bat of outfielder Nate Pecota, and resiliency from the bullpen, the Victoria HarbourCats clawed to their first road win of the season against their B.C. rival Kelowna Falcons in a 13-7 10 inning victory in the Orchard City. Despite the score alluding to a blowout […]

Eccles Sees First Action, HarbourCats Sweep Coquitlam

Story and Photos by Christian J. Stewart June 10, 2018, Victoria, BC – Claire Eccles saw her first action of the season on her bobblehead day and the HarbourCats came alive for four runs in the fourth inning, to go on to a 7-4 win over the Coquitlam Angels on a pleasant Sunday afternoon at […]

Special O Players Spur HarbourCats to Win Over Coquitlam

Story and Photos by Christian J. Stewart June 9, 2018, Victoria, BC – The pure joy and enthusiasm of the BC Provincial Champion Special Olympic softball team, who played a pre-game exhibition match on the Wilson’s Group Stadium turf, plus the presence of Blue Jay great Kelly Gruber in the house, sparked the Victoria HarbourCats […]