HarbourCats walked off in Wenatchee openerBy Chris June 08, 2017 10:14pm
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – June 8, 2017
YAKIMA, WA— The Victoria HarbourCats played their fourth consecutive game against the Wenatchee AppleSox on Thursday night, falling by a final of 5-4 in walk-off fashion.
A scheduling anomaly has the HarbourCats and Wenatchee in the midst of six consecutive games, beginning with the recently completed three-game set in Victoria, and continuing with tonight’s series-opener at Paul Thomas Field in Wenatchee.
The AppleSox opened the scoring with a run in the first inning, but Victoria was quick to respond with a three-run top of the second. That inning featured three straight RBI base hits including a double by second baseman Justin Orton (UBC).
Wenatchee came back with three runs of their own in the third inning to retake a 4-3 lead. All three runs in the inning were unearned.
Left-hander Isaac Mullins (Washington State) made his second start of the season for the HarbourCats, allowing four runs, one earned, on five hits and a walk with four strikeouts through five innings of work.
Shortstop Harry Shipley (Purdue) reached on a single in the seventh inning and later scored on an error by Wenatchee left-fielder Evan Johnson (Northern Colorado) that followed a single by Po-Hao Huang (Fu Jen Catholic), to draw the HarbourCats even at four.
Shipley was one of three players with two hits in the game for the HarbourCats who collected 10 as a team.
The game remained tied through to the bottom of the ninth. The AppleSox were able to manufacture the game-winning run thanks in part to a leadoff walk to catcher Cody Simmons (Whitworth College) issued by Victoria right-hander Greg Casper (San Diego) which was later driven in on second baseman Parker Price’s walk-off single.
Casper takes the loss (0-1) while Connor Leedholm (Northern Colorado) picks up the win (1-0) by throwing two scoreless innings in relief.
The loss drops the HarbourCats to 4-4, one game back in the WCL North Division. Wenatchee improves to 3-4 having won three of the first four meetings with the HarbourCats.
Game two of the series is set for 7:05pm on Friday night at Paul Thomas Field in Wenatchee.
The HarbourCats next home action is Monday, June 12 and Tuesday, June 13 when the Port Angeles Lefties make their first visit to Victoria. June 12 is Columbia Fuels ‘Never Been to a Game Before Night’ and June 13 is Doug Hudlin Night.
First Pitch both evenings is 6:35pm at Royal Athletic Park.
Fans are encouraged to skip the lines and buy tickets online at: http://www.ticketrocket.co/search/events?searchText=HarbourCats
Tickets (single game, 10-packs, season tickets) and information are available at the HarbourCats office, by phone, and online at http://harbourcats.com/tickets/
2017 SEASON TICKETS
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Seating location and pricing (Fees and taxes included) options are as follows—
CAMPBELL REAL ESTATE CLUB SEATS (Padded & served. First two rows of Grandstand.)
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$589.50 (SOLD OUT)
MAIN GRANDSTAND (Section 10, covered)
PREMIUM SEATING (Sections 6-7-8-9-11-12, blue bucket seats)
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