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Schedule fills out for 8th season of HarbourCats baseball

Additional games, including one against the Highline Bears, who played here in 2018 (above), have been added to keep fans entertained at Wilson’s Group Stadium at RAP in 2020.

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January 6, 2020

VICTORIA, B.C. — Added up, with regular season games and value-added matchups, the Victoria HarbourCats are slated to play at least 60 games this coming summer — more, if the team makes the playoffs for the fourth time in five summers. Of those 60 games, 32 will be played at Wilson’s Group Stadium at Royal Athletic Park.

The HarbourCats are excited to announce an additional five home games, to go with 27 regular season dates in the West Coast League, and another game slated for Nanaimo, an annual night the team has been pleased to arrange three previous times at historic Serauxmen Stadium.

The additional five home games at Wilson’s Group Stadium at RAP are all included for HarbourCats season ticket holders, while the Nanaimo game will be marketed separately in that city/region.

Here are the added games, announced and confirmed today:

  • Saturday, May 30, 6:35pm, vs Seattle Studs of the Pacific International League 
  • Sunday, May 31, 1pm, vs Seattle Studs
  • Wednesday, June 3, 6:35pm, vs Vancouver Island BC Premier Baseball League (PBL) Selects (high-school level)
  • Tuesday, June 16, 6:35pm, vs Highline Bears of the Pacific International League
  • Wednesday, June 17, 6:35pm, vs South Island Baseball League All-Stars (SIBL)
  • **Monday, June 22, 6pm, vs Nanaimo Selects, at Serauxmen Stadium in Nanaimo**

The WCL regular season starts Friday, June 5, with the home opener against the Ridgefield Raptors.

The Seattle Studs, who have won the National Baseball Congress World Series in 2004, 2013, 2015 and 2019, will give the HarbourCats a tough battle in two pre-season games on May 30-31, 2020.

“We’re excited to play the SIBL’s best for the first time — that league has done a great job of keeping players enjoying the game as adults, and there are quality players in the SIBL,” said Jim Swanson, GM of the HarbourCats. “Giving PBL players on the island a chance to see the jump involved in being at the HarbourCats’ level will also be interesting for everyone, and we know the Bears and Studs will come in and give us a battle.

“We get our WCL schedule each year, then work to add more great baseball for our fans. Some of these new opponents will bring renewed intrigue this summer.”

Past non-league games have been held in Nanaimo and Duncan, and previous added games have included teams such as the Langley Blaze, Coquitlam Angels, Burnaby Bulldogs, Seattle City, Ladysmith Pilots and Kitsap BlueJackets.

Tickets for all games in Victoria are available now. The details of the Nanaimo game will be unveiled in the spring.

2020 Tickets Now on Sale: Season Tickets, 10-Game Flex-Packs and Single Game tickets are now on sale for the 2020 season. Visit the office at 101-1814 Vancouver Street or call 778-265-0327 to order. Single game tickets can also be purchased on-line at www.harbourcats.com/tickets or at SelectYourTickets.com

About The Victoria HarbourCats
The HarbourCats are Victoria’s entry in the West Coast League (WCL), a summer, collegiate, wood bat baseball league, featuring the top college-age players from across North America and the world. One of the elite teams in the league, the HarbourCats won a record 40 games in 2016 and followed that up in 2017 and 2019 as the WCL’s North Division Playoff Champions, coming one game short both times of their first ever WCL Championship.  In 2020, their eighth season, the team will play a 54-game regular season schedule, with 27 of those games and five additional non-league games, being played at historic Wilson’s Group Stadium at Royal Athletic Park in Victoria. Games begin May 30, 2020 with games scheduled through mid-August.   See www.harbourcats.com for more details.

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