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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

HarbourCats Draw First Blood in WCL North Division Championship

Harrison Bragg hit a two-run home-run in the sixth inning Tuesday to help Victoria to an 8-2 win over Kelowna in Game 1 of the WCL North Division Championship (Photo: Christian J. Stewart) Story and Photos by Christian J. Stewart August 8, 2017, Victoria, BC – Less than 24 hours following one of the craziest […]

HarbourCats win the pennant!

NEWS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – August 7, 2017 At the end of a historically close pennant race that required an extra day, the Victoria HarbourCats have won the West Coast League’s North Division second half pennant. The HarbourCats (29-25 overall) finished tied atop the North Division second half standings with the Bellingham Bells at […]

HarbourCats loss means pennant to be determined in Wenatchee on Monday

Harrison Bragg gets a high-five after hitting his first of two home runs Sunday in Port Angeles (Photo: Christian J. Stewart) NEWS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – August 6, 2017 With the West Coast League’s North Division second half pennant hanging in the balance, the Victoria HarbourCats (29-25, 15-12 second half) played a marathon extra […]

Pennant coming down to final Sunday after win over Lefties

Victoria’s Kevin Collard would have a three-hit and two-RBI night in leading the HarbourCats to a 6-4 win over the Lefties in Port Angeles on Saturday (Photo: Christian J. Stewart) NEWS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – August 5, 2017 The Victoria HarbourCats (29-24, 15-11) began a season-ending two-game series in Port Angeles against the Lefties […]

Bellingham Keeps Pennant Hopes Alive With Late Win Over HarbourCats

Bellingham’s Chase Illig was one of three Bells to have three-hit evenings Wednesday, notching the game-winning RBI in the top of the ninth inning of the 6-2 win over Victoria (Photo: Christian J. Stewart) Story and Photos by Christian J. Stewart August 2, 2017, Victoria, BC – In the final home game of the season […]

HarbourCats Rebound for Key Win Over Bells, Jump Back into First

Following the HarbourCats 10-4 win over the Bells on Tuesday, the HarbourCats literally gave the jerseys off their backs to lucky fans in an end-of-game promotion (Photo: Christian J. Stewart) Story and Photos by Christian J. Stewart August 1, 2017, Victoria, BC – The Victoria HarbourCats moved into sole possession of first place (for now) […]

2018 ticket packages now available!

VICTORIA, B.C. – As the fifth season of Victoria HarbourCats baseball heads into the final games, plans are well under way for a sixth campaign in the West Coast League. The HarbourCats play host to the Bellingham Bells in an important series Monday-Tuesday-Wednesday. Playoffs loom after that if the HarbourCats can hold on to first […]