HarbourCats Dish Out Wednesday Evening ThrashingBy Thomas Wilke June 22, 2022 10:19pm
Above Picture: Levi Abbott had himself a memorable start and picked up the win Wednesday night
Victoria, BC ~ The Victoria HarbourCats rode another brilliant start from Levi Abbott to a statement victory over the Wenatchee AppleSox to extract some revenge for yesterday’s heartbreaking loss.
The HarbourCats drew first blood in the bottom of the first with Roberto Gonzalez picking up an RBI single up the middle to stake his team to an early lead. Shane Jamison’s 13 pitch at bat resulting in an infield single loaded the bases up later in the inning before Quincy Vassar, who started for Wenatchee, was able to escape the inning after 37 pitches.
A dramatic home run off the bat of Jesse Brown in the fifth was the next score in the game as Jesse turned to his teammates in the dugout to flip his bat and get them into the game. “I was just trying to get my teammates fired up,” Jesse said after the game. The crowd responded in kind with a roar as he emphatically rounded the bases to declare the team to a 2-0 lead.
Levi Abbott pitched five innings of no run ball for his second straight fantastic start for the HarbourCats. He only allowed two hits and two walks through those five innings as he has now just allowed one run and three hits in 11 innings this year.
Sam Walbridge came into the game in the sixth and gave up a lead off single down the third base line, then a walk but rebounded by striking out the next three batters while sitting at 92 mph on his fastball consistently.
Shane Jamison, who joined the club over the weekend, decided to get involved again and got a hold of a 2-0 off speed pitch from Vassar. It flew deep into the Victoria sunset for a long home run to announce his arrival to the club and signal the end of the night for Vassar with the Cats up 4-0.
Harry Delyannis came out of the bullpen with two clean innings including striking out the side in the eighth. He has been Victoria’s most consistent pitcher this season and has only allowed two runs in 14.2 innings of work.
Lee Souza got the call to the mound for the Apple Sox in the bottom of the eighth and gave up a hit to Roberto Gonzalez before surrendering four straight walks. Victoria would strut away with eight runs before the inning was over, highlighted by Colton Moore’s two run double and putting an emphatic close to the evening even though Wenatchee would score two in the ninth to save some pride and make it a 12-2 scoreline.
Colton Moore picked up three hits to extend his multi hit game streak to five straight.
The HarbourCats will look for the series win tomorrow evening at 6:35 against the Applesox when they send hometown boy Nick Lee to the bump for the third time this season. He has yet to record a decision through his first two starts but has been very good in both appearances. The Cats will than head out on the road against Ridgefield for three games over the weekend before having the day off Monday, than starting a three game set against Cowlitz at home. That series against Cowlitz will be highlighted by the annual Canada day fireworks celebration on the 30th of June. Get your tickets now for all upcoming home games , and especially fireworks night as they are going fast, at harbourcats.com/tickets.