HarbourCats squeak past Eagles/Mariners squad

The Victoria HarbourCats eked out an 8-7 win over a group of local upstarts taken from the Victoria Eagles and Victoria Mariners

The Victoria HarbourCats eked out an 8-7 win over a group of local upstarts taken from the Victoria Eagles’ and Victoria Mariners’ teams in the HarbourCats’ final tune-up prior to the start of the West Coast League baseball season at Royal Athletic Park on Thursday night.

More than 800 fans watched as the HarbourCats scored four times in the first inning and used seven different pitchers, including Saanich’s Eric Hegadoren.

HarbourCats third baseman Ted Boeke had two RBIs, shortstop Cole Kreuter went 3-4 with two runs scored, and the HarbourCats stole nine bases while building a 7-2 lead after five innings.

The squad of Mariners/Eagles made five errors but never gave up.

Jesse Mycock (Mariners) went 2-3 and Sam Stevenson (Eagles) 2-2 with a triple for the Eagles/Mariners.

Nine different pitchers threw for the Eagles/Mariners, who had faced each other at Royal Athletic Park on Wednesday night with the Mariners winning 4-3.

The HarbourCats now start the season with a three game stand today (June 6) in Kelowna against the Falcons.

The game will be streamed through the HarbourCats website pay-per-view. Audio call of the game is free.

The HarbourCats play their opening series at home, June 10-11-12, against the Cowlitz Black Bears.

– From the HarbourCats

Just Posted

Holiday Country Grocer campaign returns to make children’s dreams come true

Proceeds from campaign go towards Help Fill A Dream foundation

Greater Victoria Cycling Coalition and Bike to Work Society merge

The new organization plans a full roll out in spring 2020

Canadian men will play Olympic basketball qualifying tournament in Victoria

The six teams in Victoria will be divided into two groups of three with each playing all the other teams in its own group

Crews respond to a crash on Douglas Street in Saanich

Crash took place in northbound lanes on Douglas Street Friday morning

Victoria owl tangled in net for two days faces long road to recovery

Barred owl rescued by Victoria Animal Control, taken to Wild ARC

VIDEO: Disney Plus adds disclaimer about racist stereotypes

Disney’s disclaimer is a good way to begin discussion about the larger issue of racism

Greater Victoria 2019 holiday craft fair roundup

Get a jump on your holiday shopping

POLL: Do you support CUPE workers in their dispute with School District 63?

SD63 schools to remain closed as strike continues Tuesday

Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers wanted list for the week of Nov. 12

Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers is seeking the public’s help in locating the… Continue reading

New case of vaping-related illness in Quebec brings national total to 8

Quebec health minister considering tightening the rules around vaping products

Greens to vote against Liberal throne speech unless carbon targets toughened: May

Green leader Elizabeth May and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau met Friday, discussing common ground

Senior dies after suffering medical emergency and crashing vehicle in Nanoose Bay

Bystanders performed CPR while waiting for first responders

Man, 50, dies following incident in downtown Parksville

Teenage girl hailed as hero for intervening after witnessing situation unfold

First Nations ‘optimistic’ about road upgrades after Horgan visits site of fatal bus crash

Premier travelled Bamfield Main road, where bus flipped last September and two students were killed

Most Read