Ninth inning rally propels Cuba to win over Victoria

Cuban third base coach Jorge Oliveras gives a signal, and screams out a command to his players in the field. (Photo: Christian J. Stewart)  Story by Josh Kozelj  Photos by Christian J. Stewart  BOXSCORE  VICTORIA, June 10, 2019 — Essiel Fuentes powered Team Cuba with a complete game gem on the mound, and his teammates ensured […]

Philadelphia Phillies Come Calling for HarbourCats Gessner

Josh Gessner, pictured above in action against Cuba last Sunday, leaves the HarbourCats, after agreeing to a pro deal with the Phillies. June 10, 2019 VICTORIA, B.C. — The Victoria HarbourCats are announcing that right-handed pitcher Josh Gessner, a native of Australia who had a scholarship to attend Tulane University as a freshman this fall, […]

Cats Scratch Out Win in Series Final With Knights

Starter Cade Smith and HarbourCats bullpen skewer the Knights in series finale. Story and Photos by Christian J. Stewart BOXSCORE June 9, 2019, Victoria, BC –  Newcomer Emilio Nogales had an RBI single to help the HarbourCats jump out to a 2-0 first inning lead, en route to an eventual 4-1 win over the Corvallis […]

HarbourCats Look to Salvage Win in Sunday Series Finale Against Corvallis

‘Cats looking for first home win after 2-1 and 12-7 losses Friday and Saturday Story and Photos by Christian J. Stewartt June 8, 2019, Victoria, BC – After a tough 2-1 loss Friday night in the home opener and a 12-7 loss on Saturday night, the Victoria HarbourCats will hope to find a way to […]

Series Preview – Victoria HarbourCats vs. Corvallis Knights / Jun. 7-9

Former Victoria catcher Shane McGuire tags out ex-Knight Zak Taylor on this play at the plate in a game in the 2017 WCL Finals (Photo: Christian J. Stewart).  WHERE: Wilson’s Group Stadium at Royal Athletic Park, Victoria, B.C. WHEN: June 7- 6:35 p.m., June 8- 6:35 p.m., June 9- 1:00 p.m. WATCH LIVE GAMELIVE TICKETS […]

Niemann’s five hits highlight HarbourCats series clinching victory in Wenatchee

DJ Peters pitched four strong innings in his regular season debut, piling up four strikeouts against the AppleSox in Wenatchee. (Photo by Christian J. Stewart) Story by Josh Kozelj  BOXSCORE WENATCHEE, WA — Frankie Niemann’s five hits and two RBI’s led the way for the Victoria HarbourCats (2-1) in a 8-5 series clinching victory over the Wenatchee AppleSox […]

HarbourCats ride the arm of Celestino, nab first win of the season

Matt Clayton admiring a hit in a game last season in Victoria. (Photo: Christian J. Stewart)  Story by Josh Kozelj  BOXSCORE WENATCHEE, WA —  The Victoria HarbourCats (1-1) coasted behind the right arm of starting pitcher Aaron Celestino, and scored early and often en route to a 8-3 victory over the Wenatchee AppleSox (1-1) at […]

Smith pitches quality start, but ‘Cats drop season opener in Wenatchee

Story by Josh Kozelj  BOXSCORE WENATCHEE, WA — Cade Smith’s quality start in his season debut wouldn’t be enough as the Victoria HarbourCats (0-1) dropped the 2019 WCL regular season opener 7-4 to the Wenatchee AppleSox (1-0) at Paul Thomas Sr. Field. The Abbotsford B.C. native, and former Canadian Junior National team member, got the […]

2019 Series Preview – Victoria HarbourCats vs. Wenatchee AppleSox / Jun. 4-6

Paul Thomas Sr. Field in Wenatchee. (Photo: applesox.com)  WHERE: Paul Thomas Sr. Stadium, Wenatchee, WA WHEN: June 4-6, start times all at 6:35 p.m. LISTEN LIVE: 93.9 KCSY Sunny FM  GAMELIVE HISTORY: Wenatchee leads all-time series 19-14 LAST SEASON: Wenatchee: 26-28, fourth in North division, missed playoffs. Victoria: 27- 27, third in North division, missed playoffs. […]

HarbourCats to honour Victoria Police with new Friday jersey

Victoria HarbourCats players Kayden Beauregard (left), Zach Swanson (right) and Hitting Coach Curtis Pelletier (centre) model the new VicPD Forces Fridays jerseys that the HarborCats will wear on opening night this Friday during the Home Opener (Photo: Christian J. Stewart) FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 3, 2019 Uniform mockup highlights team’s salute to service in capital […]

The ‘CatCast: Episode #1 with Todd Haney

Photo by Christian J. Stewart On the first ever edition of the ‘CatCast, Mike Edwards and Josh Kozelj sit down with HarbourCats Head Coach Todd Haney to talk about his time in the Major Leagues and the challenge of beating the odds as a 38th round pick, as well as preview the 2019 season — […]

Cuba busts out the big bats, knock off HarbourCats in doubleheader nightcap

Jonny Matos high fives one of his Cuban coaches after defeating the Victoria HarbourCats 10-2 at Wilson’s Group Stadium in the second half of an International Series doubleheader. (Photo by Christian J. Stewart)   Story by Josh Kozelj  Photos by Christian J. Stewart  BOXSCORE VICTORIA — Team Cuba rebounded from an afternoon loss to the […]

Lefties take down Cuba in historic game on Canadian soil

The Port Angeles Lefties and Union de Reyes from Matanzas Cuba made history on June 2 at Wilson’s Group Stadium, as the Lefties became the first American WCL team to play a team based in Cuba.  Story by Josh Kozelj  Photos by Christian J. Stewart BOXSCORE VICTORIA — The Port Angeles Lefties hopped across the […]

Alumni defy Father Time, defeat 2019 HarbourCats in Alumni Classic

Local boy Austin Russell is all smiles as he joins his HarbourCat alumni team members pregame, Russell was not only one of the first HarbourCat signees back in their inaugural season, but a WCL All-Star selection in Victoria’s first season in 2013.  Story by Josh Kozelj  Photos by Christian J. Stewart  VICTORIA — The Victoria HarbourCats […]

WildPlay, TELUS help make Victoria history with ZIPLINE

New attraction added to HarbourCats games at Wilson’s Group Stadium at Royal Athletic Park May 29, 2019 VICTORIA, B.C. — It’s a first in the history of the City of Victoria — a zipline attraction within city limits. The Victoria HarbourCats have teamed up with WildPlay, a local company famous for its outdoor adventure parks […]