Victoria HarbourCats

The Victoria HarbourCats first season back after two pandemic-cancelled campaigns ended with a loss to the Bellingham Bells on Aug. 10. (Courtesy of the Victoria HarbourCats)

Victoria HarbourCats season comes to a close after first-round playoff exit

Local team faced the North Division-best Bellingham Bells in WCL quarters

 

Chase Meidroth, a former Victoria HarbourCat, was selected 129th overall by the Boston Red Sox in the 2022 MLB amateur draft. (Courtesy Victoria HarbourCats)

Former Victoria HarbourCats, turned collegiate stars, selected in MLB draft

The Red Sox and Phillies came calling for the pair this week

 

Joseph Redfield makes a diving catch during the Victoria HarbourCats' home opener on May 30. (Courtesy of Christian J. Stewart)

Victoria HarbourCats dive back into the diamond after 2 cancelled seasons

Victoria beat Port Angeles 6-2 in the season opener

 

The four B.C.-based West Coast League teams will battle for bragging rights and look to earn the inaugural BC Cup this summer. (Courtesy of Victoria HarbourCats)

Victoria HarbourCats baseball season includes inaugural BC Cup competition

After more than 1,000 days, HarbourCats open regular season at home May 31 at RAP

The four B.C.-based West Coast League teams will battle for bragging rights and look to earn the inaugural BC Cup this summer. (Courtesy of Victoria HarbourCats)
Helen Edwards and Jim Swanson, Victoria HarbourCats managing partner, at the Edwards Family Training Centre in Victoria on April 7. (Jake Romphf/News Staff)

PHOTOS: Indoor training facility hailed as ‘gamechanger’ for Victoria baseball

Centre aims to develop skills of young players year-round

Helen Edwards and Jim Swanson, Victoria HarbourCats managing partner, at the Edwards Family Training Centre in Victoria on April 7. (Jake Romphf/News Staff)
The Victoria HarbourCats are looking forward to returning to regular season play in 2022 after COVID-19 cancelled two seasons. (Photo courtesy of Christian J. Stewart)

Victoria HarbourCats release 2022 schedule after COVID-19 spikes two seasons

The team will play its first game back at Wilson’s Group Stadium on May 31, 2022

The Victoria HarbourCats are looking forward to returning to regular season play in 2022 after COVID-19 cancelled two seasons. (Photo courtesy of Christian J. Stewart)
Red Sox baseball pitcher Nick Pivetta celebrates another strikeout to end the inning during Sunday’s game 4 of the American League Divisional Series on Sunday in Boston. Victoria’s Pivetta picked up the win as the Red Sox beat Tampa Bay 6-4 with a walk-off homer in the 13th inning. (Facebook/Boston Red Sox)

Victoria-born pitcher helps propel Red Sox into Monday potential series-clincher

Pivetta’s strong relief stint, Vazquez’ walk-off homer in 13th highlight 6-4 win over Rays in ALDS

  • Oct 11, 2021
Red Sox baseball pitcher Nick Pivetta celebrates another strikeout to end the inning during Sunday’s game 4 of the American League Divisional Series on Sunday in Boston. Victoria’s Pivetta picked up the win as the Red Sox beat Tampa Bay 6-4 with a walk-off homer in the 13th inning. (Facebook/Boston Red Sox)
Victoria HarbourCats super fan Helen Edwards, right, poses for a photo in 2019 with player Parker Bramlett. Edwards recently purchased six 2022 HarbourCats season tickets and donated them to three charities as a way of sharing her love for baseball. (Photo Christian J. Stewart/Victoria HarbourCats)

Three Victoria charities receive season tickets from HarbourCats fan

Long-time season ticket holder wanted to support team, share her love for baseball

Victoria HarbourCats super fan Helen Edwards, right, poses for a photo in 2019 with player Parker Bramlett. Edwards recently purchased six 2022 HarbourCats season tickets and donated them to three charities as a way of sharing her love for baseball. (Photo Christian J. Stewart/Victoria HarbourCats)
Shane McGuire, a member of the 2017 Victoria HarbourCats team, was selected 278th overall by the Oakland Athletics in the 2021 MLB draft. (Photo courtesy of Victoria HarbourCats)

Six former Victoria HarbourCats chosen in MLB draft

Each played with the team sometime between 2017 to 2019

Shane McGuire, a member of the 2017 Victoria HarbourCats team, was selected 278th overall by the Oakland Athletics in the 2021 MLB draft. (Photo courtesy of Victoria HarbourCats)
The annual Victoria HarbourCats sock toss for Anawim House goes Thursday, July 15 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Wilson’s Group Stadium at Royal Athletic Park. (Black Press Media file photo)

Victoria HarbourCats host annual sock toss for Anawim House

Cash, socks colleced July 15 for North Park non-profit

The annual Victoria HarbourCats sock toss for Anawim House goes Thursday, July 15 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Wilson’s Group Stadium at Royal Athletic Park. (Black Press Media file photo)
Amid its second straight cancelled West Coast League season, the Victoria HarbourCats are hoping the recently relaxed public gathering restrictions will allow them to play exhibition games this summer. (Photo by Christian J. Stewart/Victoria HarbourCats)

Victoria HarbourCats exploring possibility of exhibition ball games for late summer

Unable to assemble signed squad, HarbourCats may play other Canadian teams in West Coast League

Amid its second straight cancelled West Coast League season, the Victoria HarbourCats are hoping the recently relaxed public gathering restrictions will allow them to play exhibition games this summer. (Photo by Christian J. Stewart/Victoria HarbourCats)
Former Victoria HarbourCat and Chicago White Sox player Andrew Vaughn. (Photo courtesy of Chicago White Sox)

Former Victoria HarbourCat hits first MLB home run, adds another two days later

Andrew Vaughn is the first HarbourCat alumni to hit a homer in the majors

Former Victoria HarbourCat and Chicago White Sox player Andrew Vaughn. (Photo courtesy of Chicago White Sox)
Single-game tickets for the 2021 HarbourCats season are now available. (Christian J. Stewart/HarbourCats)

Single-game tickets available for 2021 HarbourCats games

Victoria club’s season set to start June 1 on the road

Single-game tickets for the 2021 HarbourCats season are now available. (Christian J. Stewart/HarbourCats)
Victoria HarbourCats mascot Harvey strikes a pose before a game at Royal Athletic Park in 2017. The team’s inaugural Fill the RV food drive goes ahead Jan. 1 at the Uptown Save-On-Foods. (Black Press Media file photo)

Victoria HarbourCats launch inaugural food drive New Year’s Day

HarbourCats ‘fill the RV’ for Victoria Mustard Seed

Victoria HarbourCats mascot Harvey strikes a pose before a game at Royal Athletic Park in 2017. The team’s inaugural Fill the RV food drive goes ahead Jan. 1 at the Uptown Save-On-Foods. (Black Press Media file photo)
Curtis Pelletier, head coach and program director for the Golden Tide, wants to see as many local kids as possible playing for the HarbourCats. (Kendra Crighton/News Staff)

Victoria gets new collegiate baseball team, training facility

Golden Tide coach wants to see as many local kids play for the HarbourCats as possible

Curtis Pelletier, head coach and program director for the Golden Tide, wants to see as many local kids as possible playing for the HarbourCats. (Kendra Crighton/News Staff)
Nanaimo baseball player Josh Laukkanen, who played in the West Coast League last summer, models the Nanaimo NightOwls’ new home uniform, as Ney-te the NightOwl also gets in the picture. (Greg Sakaki/News Bulletin)

Victoria baseball club’s new Nanaimo rival team unveils NightOwls name

West Coast League baseball club will play ball under the lights next season

Nanaimo baseball player Josh Laukkanen, who played in the West Coast League last summer, models the Nanaimo NightOwls’ new home uniform, as Ney-te the NightOwl also gets in the picture. (Greg Sakaki/News Bulletin)
The Victoria HarbourCats mascot Harvey strikes a pose before a pre-COVID game at Royal Athletic Park. (Don Denton/News Staff)

Victoria baseball club opens Royal Athletic Park for public picnics

HarbourCats go ahead with annual sock toss for charity despite no games

The Victoria HarbourCats mascot Harvey strikes a pose before a pre-COVID game at Royal Athletic Park. (Don Denton/News Staff)
The Victoria HarbourCats mascot Harvey strikes a pose before a game at Royal Athletic Park in 2017. (Black Press Media file photo)

Victoria HarbourCats roll back to 2018 prices for 2021 season tickets

Early birds score deals for next year’s WCL baseball season

The Victoria HarbourCats mascot Harvey strikes a pose before a game at Royal Athletic Park in 2017. (Black Press Media file photo)
The Victoria HarbourCats mascot Harvey strikes a pose before a game at Royal Athletic Park in 2017. (Black Press Media file photo)

HarbourCats strike out on 2020 season

With some teams calling it due to COVID-19, West Coast League determined to play on

The Victoria HarbourCats mascot Harvey strikes a pose before a game at Royal Athletic Park in 2017. (Black Press Media file photo)
The Victoria HarbourCats club hosts its first online hot stove to talk baseball, the 2020 season and more with players, coaches and owners of the team. (Provided by Victoria HarbourCats)

Victoria HarbourCats launch first-ever online hot stove

Talk baseball, 2020 season and more with players, coaches and owners of team

The Victoria HarbourCats club hosts its first online hot stove to talk baseball, the 2020 season and more with players, coaches and owners of the team. (Provided by Victoria HarbourCats)