VICA helps fans salute ‘Mr. HarbourCat’ with bobblehead day, PLUS ‘Cats sign five more for 2019

Popular infielder Alex DeGoti featured on annual major giveaway item.

March 28, 2019

VICTORIA, B.C. — Alex DeGoti is one step away from the Major Leagues, having reached the AAA level in a very strong Houston Astros organization, but he can cross off one major career goal already.

Really, who doesn’t yearn to someday have their own bobblehead?

DeGoti, an infielder who starred for the HarbourCats during the team’s first three years of existence (2013-14-15), is the player of focus for this year’s bobblehead giveaway on Sunday, June 9th, 1:00 PM at Wilson’s Group Stadium in Victoria.

The bobblehead, and that game day, are sponsored by the Vancouver Island Construction Association (VICA). This is their second-annual HARDHATS IN THE BALLPARK event — punctuated last year by lineups at the gate to get their hands on the special edition Claire Eccles bobblehead.

“Bobbleheads are still the top promotion in baseball, and VICA has been an amazing partner for us,” said John Pollard, Marketing Director for the HarbourCats. “The Claire bobblehead last year was a smash hit. Alex is an amazing player and an even better person, who connected with our fans — people will want to get tickets now and line up early that day, no question.”

VICA, which does a tremendous job of advocating for the construction industry the entire length of the island, has been able to design a great family day for their members, with everyone enjoying a sunny day at the ballpark.

“The thing that stood out to us last year was how happy and relaxed people were, watching the ballgame with their family and friends and really relishing that sense of community,” said Rory Kulmala, CEO of VICA. “Our members loved the gameday experience and we’re glad to be back with the Alex DeGoti bobblehead event this summer — June 9th is going to be a fun day!”


The Vancouver Island Construction Association is a member-based, industry led association that serves the institutional, commercial, industrial, civil, and multi-family residential construction sectors on Vancouver Island, the Gulf Islands, and other coastal areas of British Columbia.  For media inquiries, please contact Kelly Marion, Manager, Marketing & Communications, Phone: 250.800.0918 or e-mail at

2017 HarbourCat Sam Cachola Headlines Latest 2019 Signees

California Bears outfielder Sam Cachola, who played for the HarbourCats in 2017, headlines the list of latest 2019 recruits that also includes RHP Aaron Celestino and OF Jordan Thompson from Incarnate Word in San Antonio, IF Griffin Paxton from University of Texas San Antonio and Miami of Ohio LHP Nick Urbantke.

SAM CACHOLA, OF, Cal Bears — Returns to HarbourCats after spending 2017 in Victoria, 5-10/196 from Irvine, CA, has won academic awards his whole career, Perfect Game All-American — and he can play the ukulele! RH-hitter is hitting .400 this season with just one strikeout this season.

AARON CELESTINO, RHP, Incarnate Word — Right-hander from Houston, 6-2/200, sophomore is currently 3-2 with a 2.70 ERA and 15 strikeouts, giving up just one extra-base hit. Had success in lower-league summer ball in 2018.

GRIFFIN PAXTON, IF, UT-San Antonio — A junior at 6-2/200, lefty hitter can play corner, a two-time academic All-American, from West, TX, born in Waco. Hitting .266 with 14 RBIs.

JORDAN THOMPSON, OF, Incarnate Word — Speedy freshman outfielder, 5-9/155, from Boerne, TX, hitting .303 with seven stolen bases without being caught, also has two home runs and 18 RBIs this season. Has also been hit-by-pitch eight times.

NICK URBANTKE, LHP, Miami-OH — Junior lefty from Lorena, TX, 6-2/215, transfer from McLennan CC, has a 0.82 ERA this spring.


HarbourCats 2019 Season Tickets, Single Game tickets and 10-game Flex Packs are now on sale!  Book you seats now to avoid disappointment, especially on our popular fireworks nights!

2019 Season Ticket Pricing

(includes 27 league games, all six exhibition games scheduled in 2019, 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 (Inquire for 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 Monday 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

SINGLE GAME TICKETS can now be ordered on-line at or by dropping in to the HarbourCats offices.


Our off-season office hours at 1814 Vancouver Street are now 10:00 am to 5:00 pm Monday through Friday. We are closed (or by appointment only) on Saturday and Sunday.

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