June 5, 2014 Victoria, BC (ISN) – The Victoria Harbour Cats hung onto a narrow 7-6 victory Thursday night against a combined team comprised of PBL Victoria Mariner and Eagle players at Sports Trader Diamond / Royal Athletic Park. Fans were entertained with a great display of local baseball talent in what is to be a fabulous season of Harbourcats baseball. ISN’s Erich Eichhorn had the bases covered in this photo essay of the night.

Cats outfielder Wyler Smith gets all ball with this swing of the bat early in the 7-6 win over a team of combined forces of  Eagles and Mariners baseball players – Erich Eichhorn image (www.allsportmedia.ca)


Lucky baseball fan Joel Wright, grinning ear to ear, got to try out his stuff in the bullpen with the local Mariner and Eagle players Thursday night. – Erich Eichhorn image (www.allsportmedia.ca)


Outfielder Nathan Lukes just successfully steals second base as just he beats the throw out. Erich Eichhorn image (www.allsportmedia.ca)


Harbour Cats pitcher Nick Kearley couldn’t hold onto the ball as Jesse Mycock steals home under the watchfull eye of his third base coach and the umpire – Erich Eichhorn image (www.allsportmedia.ca)


With the sun setting, right hander Brandon Feldman puts his best foot forward with the hopes of one of many strikeouts – Erich Eichhorn image (www.allsportmedia.ca)


A young baseball fan gets a high five from Terry Trader and Harvey the Harbour Cat after startting the game with the obligatory “Play Ball” shout to start the game – Erich Eichhorn image (www.allsportmedia.ca) 


Harbour Cats infielder Bryce Greager has his eye on the out at first base on a throw from third. – Erich Eichhorn image (www.allsportmedia.ca)


A young, perhaps converted, Harbour Cats fan waits at the locker room hallway entrance hoping to get a few Cats autographs – Erich Eichhorn image (www.allsportmedia.ca)


Noah Cummings turns on this ball for a base hit Thursday night in exhibition play – Erich Eichhorn image (www.allsportmedia.ca)


A pair of Layritz little leaguers, noticeably entertained,  give a wave for ISN photographer Erich Eichhorn during play Thursday night during exhibition play. – Erich Eichhorn image (www.allsportmedia.ca)


The always popular “Spin Around The Bat and Mascot Run” didn’t disappoint as two selected fans paired off against each other, doing all they could to stay on their feet. – Erich Eichhorn image (www.allsportmedia.ca)


Former Victoria Eagle Brett Hull chucks the ball for the Victoria Harbour Cats during exhibition play Thursday at Sports Trader Field. – Erich Eichhorn image (www.allsportmedida.ca)


Brandon Turcotte rounds second with an eye for third base as his third base coach urges him on. – Erich Eichhorn image (www.allsportmedia.ca)

The Harbour Cats start their 2014 season this weekend in Kelowna, and rerturn for their season home opener Tuesday, June 10th at Royal Athletic Park. Game time is 7 pm.