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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, (Junior), Lakewood, WA, 6-4/220

INF REED SMITH, Mississippi State University, (Freshman), Russellville, AL, 5-11/180

harrisonbragg2Harrison Bragg is entering his first year at Mississippi State as a junior after beginning his collegiate career playing two years at Tacoma Community College. A physical corner infielder with a powerful right-handed bat, Bragg hit .355 with six home runs and 44 RBIs, adding 14 doubles and three triples in 41 games during his sophomore year at Tacoma CC. He was named a 2016 NWAC West Region First Team All-Star.

reedsmithReed Smith is a prized shortstop recruit entering his freshman year at Mississippi State. Smith was rated the top shortstop in the 2016 class in the state of Alabama and had interest from several top NCAA Div. 1 programs before committing to Mississippi State.

Smith, who hit .404 with 63 RBIs and 37 doubles over his high school career, is described as a great defensive middle infielder. He was selected to play for the Mets Scout Team in 2015 and has consistently ranked among the top performers in many of the elite invitational events in the United States throughout his high school career.

Mississippi State is one of the premier programs in college baseball with nine appearances all-time in the College World Series, most recently in 2013 and have produced 52 major league players and 175 MLB draft picks. They finished the 2016 season ranked #11 in Division 1 baseball and were ranked as high as fourth midseason.

2017 SEASON TICKETS OFFER

Season tickets for the HarbourCats 2017 season are on sale now. Until November 7, season ticket purchases come with free 2017 playoff tickets.

The offer is contingent on the HarbourCats qualifying for the playoffs, which they did in 2016 after setting a league record for wins. The HarbourCats have increased their win total in each of their first four seasons.

Seating location and pricing options are as follows—

DIAMOND CLUB SEATS (Field Level Box Seats in 2016)

$550 (SOLD OUT)

MAIN GRANDSTAND (Section 10, covered)

$395

PREMIUM SEATING (Sections 6-7-8-9-11-12, blue bucket seats)

$375

 GENERAL ADMISSION (Silver bleachers, picnic areas, wheelchair seating, soccer grandstand)

$275

*All prices listed are base price, and do not include fees or GST.

Visit the HarbourCats office at 101-1814 Vancouver Street or call (778)-265-0327 to purchase season tickets or for more information. You can also email brittany@harbourcats.com for further details, or go to the team website at harbourcats.com.

THANKSGIVING WEEK SPECIALS

 Until October 7 only, 10-packs for the 2017 are discounted in recognition of Thanksgiving.

Premium 10-packs are $149.50 this week (Regularly $169.50)

General Admission 10-packs are $99.50 (Regularly $111.75)

10-packs include 10 undated vouchers to be redeemed for game tickets at the team office or at the stadium box office on game day. (Subject to availability)

10-packs provide flexibility to redeem vouchers in any quantity you choose (10 for one game, one for 10 games or any combination in between), and save on Fireworks Game prices.

Visit the HarbourCats office at 101-1814 Vancouver Street or call (778)-265-0327 to purchase season tickets or for more information. You can also email brittany@harbourcats.com for further details, or go to the team website at harbourcats.com.

HARBOURCATS HOTSTOVE SET FOR NOVEMBER 5

The HarbourCats Hotstove is returning and will take place Saturday, November 5 at Yates Street Taphouse.

The event will be headlined by ‘meet and greet’ as well as Q & A sessions with special guests, 16-year MLB16hcatshotstove player and current Sportsnet baseball analyst Gregg Zaun, and Sportsnet personality Sid Seixeiro.

Local personality Mira Laurence will serve as the evening’s emcee.

Tickets for the event are on sale for $50 and include admission, drink ticket and door prizes.  Silent auctions will also take place throughout the evening.

There will be special offers at the Hotstove on 2017 HarbourCats tickets (vouchers) and merchandise.

Tickets are available beginning at 12:30pm on Wednesday, September 28. Visit or call the HarbourCats office: 101-1814 Vancouver Street/(778)-265-0327.

OFFICE HOURS

The HarbourCats office (1814 Vancouver Street, 778-265-0327) is open and operating under off-season hours.

Off-season hours are as follows:

MONDAY-THURSDAY – 10:00am-6:00pm

FRIDAY – 10:00am-4:00pm

SATURDAY-SUNDAY – Closed (Except by appointment)

101-1814 Vancouver Street, Victoria, BC V8T 5E3
Phone: 778-265-0327
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