HarbourCats Down AppleSox

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 Story and Photographs by Glenn Ivens – ISN

July 20,2013 Victoria, BC (ISN) – The Victoria HarbourCats battled the Wenatchee AppleSox to a 3-2 victory in West Coast League North Division action on Saturday night a Royal Athletic Park.

Bryan Conant had a strong game on the hill, going 7 complete innings allowing just 1 run off 6 hits with 6 strikeouts, to earn the win while Ryan Keller finished it off for the save.

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HarbourCat Bryan Conant use all 6’6″ of his frame in delivery a pitch during WCL action against the Wenatchee AppleSox on Saturday night. (photo by Glenn Ivens – ISN)

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A bad hop wasn’t enough to shake the focus of Alex DeGoti as he recovered in time to make the throw to 1st base for the out. (photos by Glenn Ivens – ISN_

Wenatchee opened the scoring in the top of 4th inning when Kramer Ferrell’s single scored Joey Harris from 2nd base. 

The ‘Cats would answer back in the 5th inning when player of the game Dylan LaValle was brought home off the bat of David Schuknecht. Alex Real would then take advantage of an AppleSox error to score the go ahead run in the 6th inning.

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Victoria’s Tim Richards tracks down a pop fly during Saturday night’s WCL game with the Wenatchee AppleSox. (photo by Glenn Ivens – ISN)

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John Schuknecht digs in deep as he rounds 2nd base in WCL game against the Wenatchee AppleSox at Royal Athletic Park. (photo by Glenn Ivens – ISN)

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Alex DeGoti of the Victoria HarbourCats zeroes in on a ground ball during Saturday night’s WCL matchup with the Wenatchee AppleSox at Royal Athletic Park in Victoria, BC. (photo by Glenn Ivens – ISN)

The tandem of LaValle and Schuknecht would go back to work in the 7th with a Schuknecht sac fly scoring LaValle to put the HarbourCats up 3-2.

Things got a little tense in the 9th for reliever Keller when pinch hitter Brett Stephens hit a double scoring Connor Spencer and cutting the lead to 1. A line shot that saw Alex DeGoti climb a ladder to pull down ended the threat and secured the 3-2 win.

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First baseman Alex Real has to battle the sun as well as the Wenatchee AppleSox on Saturday night at Royal Athletic Park. (photo by Glenn Ivens – ISN)

The ‘Cats are back at it on Sunday when they wrap up the series with the Wenatchee.

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