Two star arms returning, both past Pitcher of the Year Award winners

2017 HarbourCat Adam McKillican (pictured above) and 2019 HarbourCat Dakota Hawkins two of four more pitchers announced today

November 22, 2019

For Immediate Release

VICTORIA, B.C. — The latest group of pitchers signed for the Victoria HarbourCats for the 2020 season, the team’s eighth campaign in the West Coast League, includes two names well-known to the team’s loyal fans.

Right-handers Adam McKillican (2017) and Dakota Hawkins (2019) both recently won the team’s pitcher-of-the-year award, and will return to sport the double-blue uniforms at Wilson’s Group Stadium at Royal Athletic Park this coming summer.

McKillican (6-5/210)  is a junior at UBC, while Hawkins (6-0/195) is a sophomore at Lower Columbia College who hails from Chehalis, WA.

Also announced today are Cole Dale of UC-San Diego, and Kenton Carruthers of Chico State — also right-handers. Dale is a freshman from Los Angeles, measuring 6-2/195 while Carruthers is a junior at 6-1/190, hailing from Newbury Park, CA.

2019 Pitcher of the Year Dakota Hawkins is slated to return to the HarbourCats in 2020 (Photo by Christian J. Stewart)


“Getting Adam and Dakota back is a big move for our staff, and they are excited to work with our new pitching coach, Mark Petkovsek, who spent nine seasons in the Major Leagues,” said Jim Swanson, GM of the HarbourCats. “Both fit our program very well, and will bring experience and leadership — they both work extremely hard. Adam has been out with an injury and spending his summer with us will be a perfect way to return to full workload. Hawkins was a workhorse for us in 2019, helped us get to the playoffs and nearly win the whole thing.”

McKillican is from Courtenay, yet another Island player to thrive with the HarbourCats. In 2017, under pitching coach Mike Spears, he pitched in 13 games, starting eight, and went 5-3 with one save and a 4.03 ERA, taking a regular turn all summer.

Hawkins had a 3.12 ERA in 31.2 innings pitched in 2019, starting five games and appearing in nine overall.

Dale went to Notre Dame high school and was a top recruit for UCSD, and played in the 2017 Perfect Game Underclass All-American tournament, then was a 2019 pre-season All-American. Carruthers threw 31 innings for Chico last spring, with 23 strikeouts.

Season tickets, 10-Game Flex Packs and single game tickets are now on sale for the 2020 season.  Contact the HarbourCats offices at 1814 Vancouver Street (778-265-0327) or the Select Your Tickets box office at 1925 Blanshard Street (250-220-7777) to order. Single game tickets may also be ordered on-line at

If you would like to be part of the exciting 2020 HarbourCats season, consider a season ticket membership.  27 league games plus all exhibition and non-league games (at least 5 additional games anticipated for 2020) can be yours at a substantial savings over walk-up prices.  Season ticket holders also receive other perks like 10% off coupons for merchandise, extra “bring a friend” ticket vouchers, and other food and beverage promotional items as part of their package.

Seats are currently available in all sections in 2020, including the NEW Right Field Reserved area, which is the reserved seating area of Section 6 down the first baseline.

General  Admission  – $350
Right Field Reserved (Section 6) – $400 (NEW FOR 2020!)
Premium Reserved (Sections  7-9 and 11-12) – $450
Grandstand Reserved (Section 10 Rows E-N) – $500
Campbell Real Estate Club (Section 10 Rows A-D) – $650
Diamond Club (Field Level) – $725 (SOLD OUT)

Call the office at 778-265-0327 or drop in at 1814 Vancouver Street to book your seats today!
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Download our 2020 Partnership Brochure here then contact the office at 778-265-0327 or e-mail or for more details.
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