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 […]

HarbourCats attendance ninth in collegiate-summer baseball

PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – August 23, 2016 VICTORIA, B.C. — The Victoria HarbourCats are pleased to announce that the club and its fans earned significant recognition, finishing 2016 with the ninth-highest attendance average among all collegiate-summer teams in North America. Ballpark Biz has released the 2016 edition of their annual summer-collegiate attendance rankings […]

Brian McRae named Head Coach of HarbourCats

PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – August 19, 2016 VICTORIA — The Victoria HarbourCats are pleased to announce that former Major League Baseball star outfielder Brian McRae, now a college coach with summer baseball managerial experience, will take over as the team’s head coach. McRae has agreed to a two-year contract to lead the on-field […]

HarbourCats prominent among WCL post-season All-Stars and Awards

PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – August 15, 2016 VICTORIA, B.C. –Monday was a significant day for the Victoria HarbourCats as the West Coast League announced its 2016 post-season all-stars and award recipients. Six HarbourCats were named All-WCL in addition to head coach Graig Merritt being named Coach of the Year and managing partner Jim […]

Bellingham Crushes HarbourCats Championship Hopes

Story and Photos by Christian J. Stewart (ISN) August 10, 2016, Victoria, BC (ISN) – Just like that, the dream is over.  After a record setting campaign that saw the Victoria HarbourCats set a new West Coast League  (WCL) record of 40 wins and a establish a WCL record 19-game win streak, the HarbourCats season […]

HarbourCats edged in game 1

PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – August 9, 2016 BELLINGHAM, WA – The first playoff game in Victoria HarbourCats franchise history took place on Tuesday night at Joe Martin Field in Bellingham, unfortunately the result was not what they desired. The HarbourCats sent right-hander Austin Dondanville (6-1, 1.72 ERA) from Cal Poly to the mound […]

FORTY! HarbourCats Set New WCL Record for Wins in Finale Against Yakima

Story and Photos by Christian J. Stewart (ISN) August 7, 2016, Victoria, BC (ISN) – The Victoria HarbourCats have set a  new West Coast League (WCL) record for wins in a season after they drubbed the Yakima Valley Pippins 11-4 Sunday afternoon in the season finale for both teams in front of 2,506 fans at […]

HarbourCats Tie WCL Record With Win Over Yakima

Story and Photos by Christian J. Stewart (ISN) August 6, 2016, Victoria, BC (ISN) – The Victoria HarbourCats have tied the West Coast League (WCL) record of 39 wins in a season after a home run and four-RBI night from Tommy Jew (pictured above) helped lead them to a 6-2 victory over the Yakima Valley […]

2017 Season Tickets now on sale

 PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – August 5, 2016 VICTORIA, BC – With one final series remaining at Royal Athletic Park this Friday to Sunday before the Victoria HarbourCats first-ever playoff appearance next week, the West Coast League club already has an eye on next season as 2017 season tickets are now on sale. The […]

Mitchell becomes single-season wins leader in sweep

PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – August 3, 2016 BREMERTON, WA – The Victoria HarbourCats completed their eighth series sweep of the season with a 4-1 win on Wednesday evening at Gene Lobe Field, and left-hander Josh Mitchell (Pitt) became the franchise leader for wins in a single season. The HarbourCats (37-13) entered Wednesday having […]

HarbourCats set to top 50,000 in attendance

PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – August 2, 2016 VICTORIA, BC – More records are set to fall during the Victoria HarbourCats’ final regular season homestand, with a three-game series this Friday to Sunday at Royal Athletic Park. A remarkable season for the HarbourCats has included a West Coast League record 19-game winning streak, and […]