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    McRae knows Bo… and Victoria

    by Jonathan Hodgson Brian McRae knows Bo. Well, sort of. The Kansas City ... Read More
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    Xavier trio sign with HarbourCats

    PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – November 29, 2016 VICTORIA, B.C. – ... Read More
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    HarbourCats sign Purdue hitters, George Mason arm

    PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – November 23, 2016 VICTORIA, B.C. – ... Read More
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    HarbourCats Christmas Party

    PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – November 17, 2016 VICTORIA, B.C. – ... Read More
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    Back-to-back Nats

    PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – November 15, 2016 VICTORIA, B.C. – ... Read More
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Xavier trio sign with HarbourCats

PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – November 29, 2016 VICTORIA, B.C. – The Victoria HarbourCats have added depth to their outfield for the 2017 West Coast League season, signing Will LaRue and Riley Pletcher from Xavier University (NCAA Div. 1; Big East) in addition to right-handed pitcher Matt Kent. OF Will LaRue, Xavier University, (Junior), […]

HarbourCats sign Purdue hitters, George Mason arm

PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – November 23, 2016 VICTORIA, B.C. – The Victoria HarbourCats have bolstered their defense for the 2017 season, signing infielder Harry Shipley and catcher Bryce Bonner from Purdue University (NCAA Div. 1; Big 10). Right-handed pitcher Ryan Ricci of George Mason University (NCAA Div. 1; Atlantic 10) has also signed […]

HarbourCats Christmas Party

PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – November 17, 2016 VICTORIA, B.C. – Celebrate the beginning of the Christmas season with the Victoria HarbourCats — A White Christmas. Thursday, December 1 from 12:00 – 8:00 PM at the team office (1814 Vancouver Street), the HarbourCats will be throwing a Christmas Party with a wide range of […]

Back-to-back Nats

PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – November 15, 2016 VICTORIA, B.C. – Victoria has been announced as the host for the next two national men’s baseball championship tournaments — the 2017 and 2018 Baseball Canada Senior Championship. A group spearheaded by the HarbourCats, and chaired by Shawn Petriw with support from B.C. Senior Baseball and […]

Pivetta to attend HarbourCats Hotstove

PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – November 2, 2016 VICTORIA, B.C. – The Victoria HarbourCats are excited to announce that Nick Pivetta will attend the HarbourCats Hotstove this Saturday at Yates Street Taphouse. Additionally, Pivetta’s game-worn jersey from the HarbourCats first-ever game on June 5, 2013 in which Pivetta pitched eight innings and earned the […]

2017 Schedule released

PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – October 24, 2016 VICTORIA, B.C. – The Victoria HarbourCats are very pleased to release the team’s schedule for the 2017 schedule. The schedule includes 54 West Coast League regular season games with all 27 home games played at Royal Athletic Park. The HarbourCats will also play an additional three […]

Fan favourite events and promotions returning for “Season V”

PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – October 18, 2016 VICTORIA, B.C. – Planning is well underway for the Victoria HarbourCats 2017 season and those plans call for the return of many fan favourite event games and in-game promotions as the club celebrates their fifth season in the West Coast League. Over the past four years […]

Vancouver Island native Zach Diewert headlines new signings

PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – October 12, 2016 VICTORIA, B.C. – The Victoria HarbourCats have signed outfielder Zach Diewert, a sophomore at Polk State College and product of Chemainus, B.C. for the 2017 West Coast League season. The club has also signed infielder Nick Moroney and right-handed pitchers Radd Thomas and Liam Steigerwald from […]

HarbourCats announce 2017 Seattle vacation

PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – October 7, 2016 VICTORIA, B.C. – Following an overwhelmingly successful 2016 trip with more than 140 Victoria baseball fans invading Safeco Field in August, the Victoria HarbourCats are staging a 2017 fan vacation to Seattle to see the Blue Jays take on the Mariners. The 2017 vacation takes place […]

Mississippi State pair sign with HarbourCats

PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – October 5, 2016 VICTORIA, B.C. – For the first time in franchise history, the Victoria HarbourCats have signed two players from Mississippi State University. The Bulldogs will send infielders Harrison Bragg and Reed Smith to Victoria for the 2017 West Coast League season. INF HARRISON BRAGG, Mississippi State University, […]

Lautz and Costello returning in 2017

PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – September 30, 2016 VICTORIA, B.C. – The Victoria HarbourCats have added more veteran experience to the 2017 roster, bringing back outfielder Matt Lautz and right-handed pitcher Casey Costello. Both players had strong seasons in 2016, helping the HarbourCats win a West Coast League record 40 games. OF MATT LAUTZ, […]

Free playoff tickets with “early bird” season ticket purchases

PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – September 28, 2016 VICTORIA, B.C. – In the wake of a West Coast League (WCL) record 40-win season in 2016, and the franchise’s first playoff berth, the Victoria HarbourCats are extending a limited-time offer to “early bird” 2017 season ticket purchases. All 2017 season tickets purchased before November 7 […]

WCL coming to Port Angeles in 2017

West Coast League baseball is coming to Port Angeles, Washington in 2017. The WCL is proud to announce the birth of the Port Angeles Lefties, who will begin play in the league next season. Team ownership as well as members of the organization, Port Angeles city officials – led by Mayor Patrick Downie – along […]

Junior National Team alums headline newest signings

PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – September 7, 2016 VICTORIA, B.C. – The Victoria HarbourCats are pleased to announce the latest signings for the 2017 West Coast League season which include a pair of Canadian Junior National Team alums and B.C. natives. Right-handed pitcher Carter Loewen of Abbotsford B.C. has signed along with University of […]

Mitchell leads first three returning players for 2017

PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – August 29, 2016 VICTORIA, B.C. – The Victoria HarbourCats have finalized their first three signings for the 2017 roster, bringing back left-handed pitcher Josh Mitchell along with right-handers Blake Hannah and Colin Ashworth.  LHP JOSH MITCHELL, University of Pittsburgh, (Redshirt Junior), Ridgway, PA, 6-1, 210 RHP BLAKE HANNAH, UC […]

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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