HarbourCats ninth inning rally falls short in loss to Raptors

Cade Smith got yet another no-decision tonight in his sixth start of the season. The University of Hawaii product racked up five strikeouts, and allowed just a single earned run over five innings. (Photo by Christian J. Stewart) Story by Josh Kozelj  Photos by Christian J. Stewart BOXSCORE VICTORIA — One day after clinching a […]

Series Preview — Victoria HarbourCats vs. Ridgefield Raptors / July 8-10

Nick Plaia and the HarbourCats high five after taking down the Bellingham Bells 8-1 yesterday afternoon to clinch a playoff spot and the First Half North division title. (Photo by Christian J. Stewart) WHERE: Wilson’s Group Stadium at Royal Athletic Park, Victoria, B.C. WHEN: July 8- 6:35 p.m., July 9- 6:35 p.m., July 10- 6:35 […]

HarbourCats clinch first half title, earn playoff spot for third time in four seasons

Harrison Spohn, who homered late to give the ‘Cats an insurance run, celebrates the HarbourCats win Sunday (Photo: Christian J. Stewart) Story by Josh Kozelj Photos by Christian J. Stewart BOXSCORE VICTORIA — For the third time in four seasons, the Victoria HarbourCats will be in the West Coast League postseason. It took until the […]

Hyde’s dazzling outing spoiled, ‘Cats to play Winner-take-all game for division

Starting pitcher Jack Hyde hurled 5 2/3 strong innings on the bump, tying a season high in strikeouts with seven. The only blemish, however, was a three-run homer in the sixth that helped Bellingham snag an 8-0 victory Saturday evening at Wilson’s Group Stadium at Royal Athletic Park. (Photo by Christian J. Stewart) Story by Josh Kozelj […]

‘Cats win streak snapped at seven, drop series opener to Bells

Like this dog with the VicPD’s K9 team in the pre-game festivities on Forces Friday, the Bells took a bite out of the HarbourCats to keep their postseason hopes alive for another night (Photo by Christian J. Stewart) Story by Josh Kozelj  Photos by Christian J. Stewart BOXSCORE VICTORIA —  With a division pennant on […]

Series Preview — Victoria HarbourCats vs. Bellingham Bells / July 5-7

Former Victoria first baseman Harrison Bragg makes the catch to just retire ex-Bell Colby Barrick in a game from the summer of 2017. (Photo: Christian J. Stewart) WHERE: Wilson’s Group Stadium at Royal Athletic Park, Victoria, B.C. WHEN: July 5- 6:35 p.m., July 6- 6:35 p.m., July 7- 1:05 p.m. WATCH LIVE GAMELIVE TICKETS HISTORY: […]

HarbourCats look to clinch playoff berth with help from Forces Friday crowd

With one win over Bellingham this weekend, potentially on Friday night – Forces Friday – the HarbourCats will punch their ticket to the 2019 WCL playoffs. VICTORIA, B.C. — The HarbourCats will have help from their canine friends with the VicPD’s K9 unit as they chase down a WCL playoff berth. On Forces Friday, presented […]

HarbourCats and Peninsula Co-op team up for special events

July 4, 2019 VICTORIA, B.C. — It’s the ultimate opportunity for HarbourCats baseball fans, times two. On Monday, July 8, prior to our first-ever game against the expansion Ridgefield Raptors — and the first game of our second half of the West Coast League season — our players will be on the concourse, at the […]

The ‘CatCast: Episode #5 with Jason Willow

Jason Willow locks in with a laser-focus at this dish in an at-bat last week against the Wenatchee AppleSox. The Victoria native has been locked in at the plate all year, amassing a .392 batting average and racking up three home runs in 12 games this season. (Photo by Christian J. Stewart) In the fifth […]

Victoria comes from behind to knock off Seattle City in non-league exhibition

Matt Turner’s diving catch prevented Seattle City from getting a rally early in tonight’s game, and helped give starting pitcher, and former bat boy, Zach Swanson his first win of the season in a 6-3 victory over the Showcase team from the Emerald City. (Photo by Christian J. Stewart) Story by Josh Kozelj Photos by Christian […]

‘Cats walk off Falcons in Canada Day matinee to gain breathing room in division

Aaron Celestino brought the fireworks early in the Canada Day matinee, dazzling through five innings on the mound—collecting a season high 10 strikeouts in Victoria’s 5-4 victory over the Kelowna Falcons. (Photo by Christian J. Stewart) Story by Josh Kozelj  Photos by Christian J. Stewart BOXSCORE VICTORIA — The fireworks came early this Canada Day […]

Bramlett redeems himself to become hero in ‘Cats comeback

Parker Bramlett’s error in the first cost Victoria three runs, but the shortstop made up for it with a bases clearing double in the sixth that ignited a comeback victory for Victoria. (Photo by Christian J. Stewart) Story by Josh Kozelj  Photos by Christian J. Stewart BOXSCORE VICTORIA — Following a costly error in the first […]

‘Cats claw Falcons for fifth straight victory

Nick Plaia celebrates with a pair of teammates after crossing home plate early in Victoria’s 5-2 victory over Kelowna. (Photo by Christian J. Stewart) Story by Josh Kozelj  Photos by Christian J. Stewart BOXSCORE VICTORIA — The Victoria HarbourCats (15-7) rode the right arm of Jack Hyde to their fifth consecutive win, and  secured their […]

Series Preview — Victoria HarbourCats vs. Kelowna Falcons / June 29-July 1

The HarbourCats’ Nicky Gibbs hat a hit, a walk, three RBI and a run scored in the HarbourCats 8-4 loss to the Falcons last season. (Photo: Christian J. Stewart) WHERE: Wilson’s Group Stadium at Royal Athletic Park, Victoria, B.C. WHEN: June 29- 6:35 p.m., June 30- 6:35 p.m., July 1- 1:05 p.m. WATCH LIVE GAMELIVE […]

‘Cats walk off AppleSox again to gain sole possession of first in division

Emilio Nogales celebrates with his teammates in the dugout after helping spark the HarbourCats 13-12 victory over the Wenatchee AppleSox Thursday evening. Nogales finished with three hits and four RBI. (Photo by Christian J. Stewart) Story by Josh Kozelj  Photos by Christian J. Stewart BOXSCORE VICTORIA — The Victoria HarbourCats (14-7) needed extra innings again, […]