Spohn returning, Espinosa added, Washington State sending three players to VictoriaBy Chris November 13, 2018 04:01pm
Middle infielder Harrison Spohn, here turning a double-play against Coquitlam in 2018, will return to the HarbourCats in 2019 (Photo: Christian J. Stewart)
November 14, 2018
VICTORIA, B.C. — The relationship with both Cal Baptist and Washington State universities will be in full view again in 2019 for fans at Wilson’s Group Stadium at Royal Athletic Park (RAP).
As well, a member of the Cal Bears is shifting to Victoria from another West Coast League (WCL) team for 2019.
The HarbourCats are pleased to announce that two more Cal Baptist players — including returning infielder Harrison Spohn — will be on the roster, joining previously announced outfielder Nick Plaia. Spohn, 6-3/190, a sophomore from Uplands, CA, last year’s player-of-the year in Plaia, a junior from Santa Clarita, and left-handed pitcher Mason McGarvey, a freshman from West Covina, will represent the Lancers with Victoria this summer. McGarvey is 6-3/190 with a heavy fastball, and is expected to be in draft discussions when his third year of NCAA-Division 1 baseball is under way.
Spohn, who can play any spot in the infield, was one of the best defensive infielders in the WCL last year, and a strong second half lifted him to two home runs, seven RBIs and a .200 average. Plaia had 19 stolen bases and 12 doubles while hitting .266 with a .376 on-base percentage.
RHP Zach Espinosa, who pitched for the Portland Pickles last year, is also joining the HarbourCats, looking forward to having a summer experience in Victoria. Espinoza is 6-3/190 from Irvine, CA, and saw action in six games with the Pickles in 2018, finishing with a 1-1 record.
Due to arrive from Pullman, WA, home of the Washington State Cougars, are three players — outfielder-catcher Koby Blunt, and right-handers Connor Barison and Trevor Ichimura. Blunt, a freshman from Asotin County in Washington who can also pitch, is 5-11/166 and was MVP of his high school league. Barison, from Redmond, WA, is a 6-4/183 arm known for swing-and-miss stuff. Ichimura is from Iolani HS in Mililani, Hawaii, continuing the history of Hawaiian players developing with the HarbourCats.
- IF Harrison Spohn, Cal Baptist
- LHP Mason McGarvey, Cal Baptist
- RHP Zach Espinosa, Cal Bears
- OF-C-RHP Koby Blunt, Washington State
- RHP Connor Barison, Washington State
- RHP Trevor Ichimura, Washington State
“These are important signings for us, working with quality programs who see the value of what we do in Victoria,” said Tyler Green, director of player personnel. “With more than 25 players in pro ball right now, NCAA programs know we move the needle on development, with our atmosphere and instruction. These players will be part of us looking for that title, and to make it four years in a row with a winning record.”
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2019 SEASON TICKETS and FLEX PACKS NOW ON SALE!
2019 Season Tickets and 10-game Flex Packs are now on sale! Lock your seats in soon before single-game tickets go on sale later this month!
2019 Season Ticket Pricing
(includes 27 league games, all exhibition games, first right of refusal on purchase of playoff tickets)
- General Admission – $350
- Premium Reserved (Sections 6-9 and 11-12 along baselines) – $450
- Grandstand Reserved (Section 10 behind home plate Row E to N) – $500
- Campbell Real Estate Club Seats (Section 10 Rows A-D) – $650
- Diamond Club (Field Level) – $725 (Limited Availability)
2019 10-game Flex Packs are also on sale at the same prices as 2018 – $120 for 10 General Admission vouchers and $175 for 10 Premium Reserved Vouchers.
To order season tickets or 10-game flex packs, drop in to the office at 1814 Vancouver Street (open 10 AM to 5 PM Tuesday thru Friday), or give us a call at 778-265-0327. You can also e-mail Christian J. Stewart, our Assistant General Manager, Ticketing and Media at email@example.com.
Single-Game Tickets will go on sale later this month!
OFF-SEASON OFFICE HOURS
With our 2018 season now being complete, our off-season office hours (to December 1) at 1814 Vancouver Street are now 10:00 am to 5:00 pm Tuesday through Friday. We are closed (or by appointment only) on Monday, Saturday and Sunday.