June 27,2014(ISN) - VICTORIA, B.C. – The Victoria HarbourCats have made two roster moves as they prepare for a road series this weekend in Kelso/Longview, Washington, against the West Division-rival Cowlitz Black Bears. The HarbourCats have reduced the roster to 33 players, releasing catcher Gunner Pollman (Sacramento State) and right-handed pitcher Brandon Feldman (Otero JC). Pollman will be joining a team in the California Collegiate League, while Feldman’s landing spot for the rest of the summer is unknown. Pollman, a strong defensive catcher, played in nine games and was 2-23 (.087) with 11 strikeouts. Feldman appeared in two games in relief, throwing 1.2 innings pitched, walking one batter and giving up one hit. He asked for his release for personal reasons. “With our depth at certain positions, these are moves designed to help these players get the experience they are looking for this summer,” said General Manager Jim Swanson. The team roster can be found here: http://harbourcats.com/team/roster/ *STARTING ROTATION* – The HarbourCats will use *RHP Alex Garcia* (1-0, 0.00), *RHP Alex Rogers* (1-1, 1.63) and *RHP Andrew Nelson* (0-3, 5.17) as starting pitchers, respectively, in games in Cowlitz starting Friday, then going Saturday and Sunday. The HarbourCats are next home on Monday-Tuesday-Wednesday next week. The HarbourCats are 3-3 on the road this season, and despite recent struggles sit just 4.5 games out of first place in the highly competitive West Division. *MEDIA ONE VIDEOS* – If you haven’t seen these, be prepared to be fired up about HarbourCats baseball. Thanks to our friends at *Media One* for this great work – watch for them on our scoreboard, and beyond that we’ll simply let them speak for themselves. https://vimeo.com/mediaone/review/98593234/957a925710 https://vimeo.com/mediaone/review/98181711/49f69b28bc See what we meant? Outstanding work by Media One. *UPCOMING SERIES PROMOTIONS* – The HarbourCats are beyond excited about the next home series, and the outstanding package of family entertainment that will have everyone pumped up at the park. **Monday, June 30** -- TIMES COLONIST FANFEST FIREWORKS* – Our first night of explosions in the sky! Monday, June 30, the night before we celebrate Canada Day, a 7:11pm start against the Kitsap Bluejackets at Sports Traders Diamond at Royal Athletic Park. Details – an 18-minute show, set up in shallow centre field, right after the game is over and darkness falls. A spectacular spectacle – tickets for all games available at the gate, at the office (101-1814 Vancouver St), and online at www.harbourcats.com/tickets Watch for Mr. TC to join Harvey the HarbourCat, and get ready for lots of giveaways from Coca-Cola and Monster Energy Drink. *EXTRA BONUS* – We will be unveiling a *new merchandise item* that night that is SURE to ‘cap off’ your Canada Day celebrations, something that will be game-worn by the players! **Tuesday, July 1** -- CANADA DAY – 2 BURLEY MEN GAMEDAY AND MAPLE LEAF MEATS* – This will be a spectacular afternoon, 1:05pm start – 2 BURLEY MEN MOVING is sponsoring Canada Day at the Park, presented by media partners 103.1 Jack-FM and Ocean 98.5-FM, and it will be fun to see skydivers dropping in (Demonstration Skydiving Team from Victoria Skydivers), and Citizenship Judge Gerry Pash will lead the HarbourCats and their fans through the Citizenship Oath prior to the game. It’s all about being patriotic on our country’s birthday! In addition, it’s a Triple-A Sports Consulting Triple-Play Tuesday, buy a program and fill out the CHEK Getaway Days entry form on Page 24 for a chance to win $3,333.33 if the HarbourCats turn a triple play in the game! Like every other game, the entry also gives you a chance at winning the CHEK Getaway Days prize and being entered in the grand prize for the trip to Seattle on August 10 to see the Seattle Mariners and Toronto Blue Jays at Safeco Field. **Wednesday, July 2** -- MAPLE LEAF MEATS, AND ELVIS!* -- First, the kids: free hot dogs from Maple Leaf! Then, Elvis impersonator and vocalist EJ Smith, sponsored by PACIFIC RIM EXTERIORS, will perform the national anthems and be a big, hip-shaking part of the in-game entertainment at Sports Traders Diamond. A can’t-miss event as Elvis will be in the building. A 7:11pm start against Kitsap. It’s also a Spinnakers Winning Wednesday with $5 cans of Spinnakers beer. There are also some of our regular features – Listen (and heckle) *The Keg “K Batter”*… if the HarbourCats score 12 runs or more, everyone gets a *free appetizer at 1550’s*… enter for the *Island Savings $25,000 Pitch*, the forms are at the red Fairway Markets Information Booth tent… sign up for the *Peninsula Co-op Kids Club*, or the *HarbourCats Kids Camps* for baseball instruction… the ever-popular *Dizzy Bat Race*… The *Mini-Car Race* by 103.1 Jack-FM and BC Shaver and Hobbies… there’s *Tally-Ho Name That Tune*… The *Bosley’s On Yates* Cat-Call to the Bullpen… the *Bin 4 Blast*, first home run by the home team… And there is always our great selection of food vendors, from the city concession to Bin 4 Burger Lounge, to Romeo’s Pizza, to other food trucks and delicious offerings! AND… did you hear about our upcoming *WORLD RECORD ATTEMPT, on July 10*, for most Ceremonial First Pitches prior to a baseball game? Details are right here… http://harbourcats.com/news/headlines/index.html?article_id=227