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#661 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 01 August 2023 - 05:48 AM

Well, it’ll depend on how all the teams fare over their last regular season games. Like it is in most league sports.

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#662 Ismo07

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Posted 01 August 2023 - 07:05 AM

What date will we know the exact dates of the playoff games?

 

Heading into Tuesday’s final SIX games, starting with the Island rivalry with Nanaimo Tuesday night, while the HarbourCats have clinched a playoff spot, the final seeding is not yet determined and there is still a chance for the ‘Cats to win the second half North Division title and clinch home field in the first round.

Whatever transpires, the first possible playoff game in VICTORIA will be EITHER Tuesday, August 8th at 6:35 PM OR Wednesday, August 9th at 6:35 pm.   If that first game is WEDNESDAY, there could be a possible second home game on THURSDAY, August 10th at 6:35 PM (this would be game three of the best of three series).



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Posted 03 August 2023 - 02:03 AM

Be it ever so humble, there’s no place like home on ­Caledonia. The Victoria HarbourCats made a little history on Wednesday night, becoming the winningest team at home in West Coast League history thanks to a 9-5 victory over the Nanaimo NightOwls at Wilson’s Group Stadium at Royal Athletic Park.

https://www.timescol...ghtowls-7360994

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#664 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 06 August 2023 - 06:21 PM

What date will we know the exact dates of the playoff games?

 

 

 

HarbourCats Player of the Year Tyler Davis had a clutch two-out RBI in the top of the eighth, and Jack Johnson had an RBI double in the top of the ninth, to give the HarbourCats all they runs they needed, in an eventual 3-0 win over the Edmonton Riverhawks Sunday afternoon in the final game of the West Coast League regular season at Re-Max Field in Edmonton.

 

The win gave the HarbourCats the sweep over the Riverhawks, but more importantly, secured first place in the second-half North Division standings and the second seed in the playoffs, with the home field advantage that comes along with that.

 

What this means then is that the HarbourCats will open the North Divisional Playoffs Tuesday, August 8th IN Wenatchee against the AppleSox and then come home for Game 2 of the series on Wednesday and Game 3 (if needed) on Thursday.


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#665 Mike K.

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Posted 08 August 2023 - 09:38 AM

The HCats wrote us with the following in response:

We play at home on Wednesday, August 8th at 6:35pm. If needed, we would play Game 3 on Thursday the 10th at 6:35pm

If we advance, we play here in North Final on Saturday august 12th at 6:35 pm.

If we advace to final, and if we have home advantage (playing anyone but Corvalis)) we would host WCL final on Monday August 14th.

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Posted 08 August 2023 - 09:42 AM

Confusing. But I think the post season is short. Players gotta get back to college.

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#667 Nparker

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Posted 08 August 2023 - 09:49 AM

The HCats wrote us with the following in response:

We play at home on Wednesday, August 8th at 6:35 pm...

Are they playing on Wednesday or August 8th ? They are different days in 2023.



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Posted 08 August 2023 - 02:39 PM

Are they playing on Wednesday or August 8th ? They are different days in 2023.

 

Both.. They do play tonight but on the road, home game will be tomorrow.  Yeah they meant to say 9th.



#669 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 08 August 2023 - 09:38 PM

Looks like they won tonight on the road.

 

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So they just need to win one more at home to go to the finals.  6:35pm tomorrow.   And 6:35pm Thursday if necessary.


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Posted 08 August 2023 - 10:44 PM

The 'Cats will look to clinch the series in Game 2 on Wednesday night at Wilson's Group Stadium in Victoria at 6:35PM. Should a Game 3 be needed in the series, it will be played on Thursday night in Victoria at 6:35PM.

Should the 'Cats advance to the next round, note that this would be a ONE-GAME North Division Final on Saturday evening IN VICTORIA, with a 6:35pm start time against either Bellingham or Kelowna.

The winner of that game, then advances to a ONE-GAME WCL Championship Final on Monday, August 14th. If the HarbourCats advance to that, and anybody BUT the Corvallis Knights advance out of the South, that Championship Final would be played in VICTORIA!

#671 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 09 August 2023 - 03:31 AM

Thanks to a 6-2 victory in Game 1 on Tuesday night in Wenatchee, the HarbourCats now have two chances to win the best-of-three series on home turf, including tonight when they host Game 2 at Wilson’s Group Stadium at Royal Athletic Park.

 

https://www.timescol...pplesox-7382586



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Posted 10 August 2023 - 02:49 AM

HarbourCats sweep AppleSox to advance to division final

 

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Posted 12 August 2023 - 05:18 AM

HarbourCats look to bounce Bells in division final

 

No room for error in one-game, winner-take-all final
 
 
 
 
 
They’re two evenly matched teams, but the Victoria HarbourCats hope they’ve got the Bellingham Bells right where they want them.
 

The HarbourCats host the Bells in the West Coast League North Division final tonight at Wilson’s Group Stadium at Royal Athletic Park.


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#674 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 12 August 2023 - 10:43 PM

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Posted 14 August 2023 - 07:22 AM

 

 

What a game this was on Saturday, down 5-0 after 2 innings.  Final tonight has been pushed back to 8pm due to the heat down in Corvalis (over 40 degrees at around 6:30pm).



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Posted 07 February 2024 - 04:14 PM

HarbourCats have Tay Tay tickets.

 

 

 

 

 

 

FOUR WAYS TO WIN TAYLOR SWIFT TICKETS on Vancouver Island, thanks to Maxxam Insurance

 

The HarbourCats, along with our friends at the Nanaimo NightOwls, Maxxam Insurance, Champ Promotions and the Cowichan Valley Capitals are offering fans a chance to win Taylor Swift tickets for the concerts in Vancouver in December!

 

For Immediate Release

February 7, 2024

 

Victoria, BC  – She’s a phenomenon, the hottest act on Planet Earth — and Vancouver Island sports groups, including your Victoria HarbourCats, have teamed up with Maxxam Insurance to give fans four different venues to win tickets to the high-in-demand (and expensive!) Taylor Swift concerts coming to Vancouver in December.

The top baseball teams in Victoria and Nanaimo, the HarbourCats and NightOwls, along with Champ Promotions and the Cowichan Valley Capitals, each have two tickets for Taylor Swift that will be given away live at their respective events.  Your first chance to win is on May 11th but it might be wise (Owl reference)  to get tickets to all of the events to increase your odds.  These events will sell out so get your tickets as soon as you can.

 

https://harbourcats....-swift-tickets/


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#677 Mike K.

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Posted 04 April 2024 - 02:44 PM

Manny Ramirez's sons will play for the HarbourCats this season:

 

Their father was once the most-feared hitter in the Major Leagues, a perennial all-star with a big personality who won a World Series, a batting title, and could change any game with one swing.
 
Manny Ramirez Jr., 21 (pictured above left), and Lucas Ramirez, 18 (pictured above right), carry the same potential — Manny Jr., a booming right-handed power hitter, with Lucas a lefty with a power stroke who has committed to the University of Tennessee for the fall.
 
Both outfielders who can DH, Manny Jr. and Lucas are excited to be coming to Victoria, to further develop under Head Coach Todd Haney, a former MLB player, and a coaching staff that also includes former pro player and coach Scott Anderson and former MLB pitcher Steve Sinclair.
 
“These are notable signings not just for us, but for the entire West Coast League — this will be exciting news for our fans and sponsors, no question,” said Jim Swanson of the HarbourCats. “They come highly recommended by our former pitching coach, Alec Adame, who is coaching Manny Jr. at ELAC (East LA College). It’s been a pleasure working with the family to set this all up, and we know Victoria will welcome them all with open arms — to the city rated the best city in the world. Alec was here in 2015 and knows how great the baseball environment is at Wilson’s Group Stadium at RAP.”
So far this spring Manny Jr. leads ELAC with three home runs and has 18 runs driven in over 20 games, adding nine doubles and walking 14 times. The 6-3/210 outfielder is a freshman who is a product of Calvary Christian high school in Clearwater, FL.
 
Lucas is a graduating high school senior at powerful American Heritage in Florida and is a possible high-round pick in the upcoming draft thanks to already developing power from the left side. He is already built like a pro at 6-3/200.
 
They have a tremendous baseball role model to aspire to. Manny Ramirez played 19 seasons and batted .312 with 555 home runs, the 15th highest total in MLB history — he starred for Cleveland, Boston, and the Dodgers, and finished with time for the Chicago White Sox and Tampa Bay Rays. He was a 12-time all-star, was MVP of the 2004 World Series when the Red Sox ended their long title drought, won the 2002 American League batting title, and was the Hank Aaron Award winner in 1999 and 2004. He was also part of a second Red Sox team to win the World Series in 2007, and hit more post-season home runs (29) than anyone else in the history of the game. He finished top-10 in MVP voting in the American League eight years in a row (1998-2005).
 
The HarbourCats open on the road May 31 in Kamloops, the start of back-to-back series in Kamloops and Kelowna, before returning for the June 7 home opener against Wenatchee. The HarbourCats will be on the road this summer in Kamloops, Kelowna, Edmonton, Wenatchee, Ridgefield, Port Angeles, Bellingham, and six games in Nanaimo against the Island-rival NightOwls at Serauxmen Stadium. Teams visiting Victoria this year are Wenatchee, Nanaimo, Bellingham, Port Angeles, Kelowna, Edmonton (two series), Kamloops and Corvallis, along with non-league games against the Redmond Dudes, Dub Sea Fishsticks, the SIBL All-Stars, and Victoria Mavericks All-Stars.
 
The regular season runs until August 7, with WCL playoffs running from August 10 to August 16.
 
Single game tickets are now available for the HarbourCats 2024 season including the home opener on Friday, June 7, 2024 at 6:35pm against the Kamloops NorthPaws. These can be purchased online at www.harbourcats.com/tickets or at the HarbourCats office at 101-1814 Vancouver Street.
 
Season tickets and 10-game flex packs are also now on sale via the HarbourCats office or by calling 778-265-0327.

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#678 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 04 April 2024 - 07:29 PM

He’s coming to the right place. The HarbourCats were WCL finalists last season behind the league champion ­Corvallis Knights. Five HarbourCats alumni are playing or have played in the MLB in the nine years of franchise history, including current Chicago White Sox slugger Andrew Vaughan and Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Nick Pivetta. There were 37 WCL alumni on MLB ­opening-day rosters this year. A total of 62 WCL alumni appeared in MLB games last season.

 

“Victoria seems like a fun place to play for the summer,” said Manny Jr.

 

“I am very excited to play for a great coach like Todd Haney and keep the winning going. I want to develop and mature over the summer playing for ­Victoria.”

 

The entire Ramirez family, including Manny Sr., are planning to spend the summer on the Island watching Manny Jr. and Lucas play. Jim Swanson, managing partner of the group that owns the HarbourCats, said it will not be a surprise to see Manny Sr. helping out this ­season with instruction during practices and games.

 

 

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Posted 05 May 2024 - 10:31 PM

Habitat Victoria HarbourCats Ambassadors
Fri Jun 7, 2024    Wed Aug 7, 2024

Habitat for Humanity Victoria is excited to announce a fun Summer partnership with the Victoria HarbourCats Baseball Club!  Through this partnership we hope to create community visibility and raise funds for Habitat's mission to help local families achieve affordable homeownership!  

Volunteers will attend all HarbourCats home games of the 2024 season, acting as either ushers - helping attendees find their seats, control foot traffic, etc - or as Habitat ambassadors - manning our info booth.  Feel free to sign up for multiple games. Take yourself out to the ballgame!  

Training will be provided. HarbourCats will host a volunteer wrap up party on their double decker bus at the end of the season as appreciation for your time & work.  Be sure to sign up and save the date for this.

16+ with parents permission.

Questions? please email: volunteer@habitatvictoria.com

~ Jaime Wilson, Coordinator

 

 

 

https://signup.com/c...lse#/invitation


Edited by Victoria Watcher, 05 May 2024 - 10:31 PM.


 



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