HarbourCats hope to set records in final homestand

More records are set to fall during the Victoria HarbourCats’ final regular season homestand, with a three-game series at RAP.

More records are set to fall during the Victoria HarbourCats’ final regular season homestand, with a three-game series this Friday to Sunday at Royal Athletic Park.

Earlier this season, the HarbourCats set a West Coast League record with a 19-game winning streak, and a WCL North Division first half title that secured the first playoff berth for a Victoria-based baseball team at this level since 1952.

Additionally, the HarbourCats have set a new franchise record with 36 wins, with five games remaining, and have secured first overall in the standings, ensuring home-field advantage as long as the team stays alive in the playoffs.

The 2016 season has been a record setting one for the HarbourCats.

A total regular season attendance of 48,536 has the HarbourCats in position to surpass 50,000 in total attendance this Friday, Aug. 5 when they open the series against Yakima Valley. According to the WCL’s records, it will be the first time a WCL team has surpassed 50,000 in regular season attendance.

The HarbourCats are also in line to set a new team and league record for per-game attendance, maintaining an average of 2,022 per game entering their final homestand, or 112 more per game than last year’s 1,910 per game. Victoria has led the WCL in average attendance each of the past two seasons, and now looks to become the first team in league history to surpass 2,000 in average attendance.

Saturday will mark the HarbourCats’ third and final fireworks night, including a performance by local guitarist Josh Boudreau.

Single-game tickets for the HarbourCats’ first playoff game on August 10 are now available. For more information visit harbourcats.com.

 

 

Just Posted

500 pounds of turkey served at Cool Aid community Christmas dinner

Annual dinner serves hundreds of community members

VIDEO: Annual Tuba Christmas concert draws large crowd to Market Square

Over 100 tuba and euphonium players gathered to play festive tunes

Revisit Christmas past as Point Ellice House displays Victorian-era traditions

Antique bobbles, cards, decor and more are on display

Bold and brassy quintet touches down at UVic

Internationally recognized Canadian Brass performing with Victoria Symphony on Dec. 21

Saanich church kicks off holidays with peaceful Winter Solstice service

St. Luke’s song-filled Christmas services come later

VIDEO: Success of wildlife corridors in Banff National Park has advocates wanting more

Demand for more highway protection escalated after seven elk were killed by a semi-trailer near Canmore

Fans sing Canadian anthem after sound system breaks at BMW IBSF World Cup

The Canadians in attendance made sure their team and flag were honoured on the podium

VIDEO: Fire destroys Big White Ski Resort chalet

Social media eulogies peg the property, nicknamed “The Pharamacy,” as both loved and hated

Prince George RCMP use bait packages to catch porch pirates over the holidays

First-in-Canada program with Amazon looks to combat parcel theft

Nanaimo mechanical engineer creates thief tracking program

Nanaimo Thief Tracking lets users plot and share information about thefts online

Mayor wants B.C. to institutionalize severely mental ill people who are homeless

Those suffering from mental health conditions, such as schizophrenia, need specialized care, mayor says

Five things of note from Trudeau’s mandate letters to his ministers

Some marching orders come from the Liberal Party’s campaign, while others are new additions

Scheer’s resignation tips party into internal war over school tuition payments

The Conservatives have a Toronto convention already scheduled for April

Navigating ‘fever phobia’: B.C. doctor gives tips on when a sick kid should get to the ER

Any temperature above 38 C is considered a fever, but not all cases warrant a trip to the hospital

Most Read