Pitch-Perfect; Back-to-back shutout wins for HarbourCats



CORVALLIS, WA—The Victoria HarbourCats (12-13) have been pitch-perfect the last two nights, shutting out the Corvallis Knights (14-10) in consecutive games after a 4-0 victory on Wednesday night.

It was left-hander Jack Owen’s (Auburn) turn to pace Victoria to victory at Goss Stadium in Corvallis.

The rising freshman southpaw was brilliant in his third start of the season for the HarbourCats. Owen pitched seven scoreless innings allowing just two hits and two walks while recording a season-high eight strikeouts.

Owen’s efforts were supported by just enough offense from the bats. A run in the top of the first proved to be all Victoria would need, and was supplement by single runs in the fifth, eighth and ninth innings.

The HarbourCats were led by a two-hit, two-RBI night for center fielder Andrew Shaps (Chico State) in his debut for Victoria. Third baseman Davis Wendzel was the other HarbourCat with two hits, and also scored a pair of runs.

Right-handers Noah Prewett (San Diego) and Indigo Diaz (Iowa Western CC) eached pitched a scoreless inning in relief for the HarbourCats.

The HarbourCats outhit Corvallis, 11-3 in the win.

Victoria’s 5-0 win on Tuesday, followed by Wednesday’s victory are the first two shutouts of the season for the team’s pitching staff.

Owen earned the win (2-0) for the HarbourCats, while left-hander Jordan Horak took the loss (3-1) for Corvallis, allowing two earned runs on six hits over five innings with two walks and four strikeouts.

Up next for the HarbourCats is the highly anticipated Canada Day homestand.

The Cowlitz Black Bears visit Victoria for a three-game series beginning on Thursday, June 29 at 6:35pm with BC Ferries Employee Night at the ballpark, and finishing with a 1:05pm start on Saturday, July 1.

Friday, June 30 is one of the highlights of the regular season at RAP with Friday Night Fireworks presented by Wilson’s Transportation.  The spectacular 18-minute fireworks display, which is set up on the field, will follow shortly after the final out of the HarbourCats and Black Bears game, which begins at 6:35pm.

Fireworks games are always a hot ticket and fans are encouraged to secure their seats in advance by visiting the HarbourCats office or ordering tickets online:

The series finale against Cowlitz takes place at 1:05pm on Canada Day, Saturday, July 1. Skydivers will drop in to signal the first pitch, and ‘Zamboni Man’ Marko Kardum will return to RAP to help celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday.

Following the game, fans (18 and above) are invited to attend a postgame function hosted by Yates Street Taphouse.

Summer is already in full swing in the Capital City, and the Harbour City, and so too is baseball season!

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2018 season tickets will go on sale in July including the highly-popular Campbell Real Estate Club. Tentative plans are in the works to expand the new home plate seating section from two to four rows of padded seating.

Waiting lists will be taken for season tickets in the Diamond Club seats.

Visit the HarbourCats office at 101-1814 Vancouver Street or call (778)-265-0327 to purchase season tickets or for more information. You can also email for further details, or go to the team website at


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MONDAY-FRIDAY – 9:00am – 5:30pm

SATURDAY-SUNDAY – Closed (Except by appointment)

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