Re-enforcements added from UCSB

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]