HarbourCats grab key win in series opener with Kelowna

Levi Abbott went four strong innings in the HarbourCats 5-0 win over Kelowna on Friday

Story and Photos by Christian J. Stewart

July 28, 2023

Victoria, BC – Levi Abbott went four strong innings, while Jack Johnson had a pair of walks and a two-RBI double to lead the Victoria HarbourCats to a 5-0 win over the Kelowna Falcons Friday night in West Coast League action at Wilson’s Group Stadium in Victoria.

Victoria opened the scoring in the bottom of the first on a sacrifice fly from Tyler Davis and then opened that up to a 3-0 lead on an RBI double from Jesse Brown and an RBI single from Kieper Pate. A two-RBI double by Johnson in the bottom of the seventh added some insurance and gave the ‘Cats all the runs they would need.

On the mound, Abbott went four strong innings striking out five and walking none. Ben Smedhammer, Brett Harvey and Dustin Davidson, making his WCL debut, all followed in scoreless relief.

Hudson Shupe got back on track with a pair of hits Friday.

The win moves the HarbourCats record to 31-14 overall and 12-6 in the second half and more importantly keeps them on pace with the Division leading Wenatchee AppleSox who have lost their last two games to Bellingham and who were locked in a 4-4 tie in the bottom of the 11th inning with Edmonton Friday at press time.

The HarbourCats and Falcons continue their series on Saturday night, the final fireworks night of the year, and then close out the series with a Sunday matinee, the final day game of the season at 1:05pm.

Tyler Davis has been a steady force behind the plate for Victoria this season.

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