July 19,2014(ISN) – In keeping with the Victoria HarbourCats’ mandate to work with all areas of
the community, and certainly with all partners in the baseball and sports
communities, the West Coast League team is pleased to announce an upcoming
The HarbourCats and City of Victoria have arranged for the two finalists in
the four-team Victoria senior baseball league, known as the “Mavericks
League”, to play Game 2 of their league championship series at Sports
Traders Diamond at Royal Athletic Park.
The first pitch of the game, part of a best-of-three final series between
the Jays and A’s, is scheduled for *6:30pm on Thursday, July 24.* Game 1 of
the series goes the night before, with Game 3, if needed, to be played on
“We were pleased to put this idea to league president Lanny Burrows, and
the players are excited to get to play on the same great field the
HarbourCats call home,” said HarbourCats General Manager Jim Swanson, a
former Assistant Commissioner of the B.C. Senior Baseball Association.
“The City of Victoria does a great job of having our field in premium
condition, and we know the Jays and A’s will enjoy being in the venue for
one game. They normally play at the great Lambrick fields, but this will be
fun for everyone. Our schedule allowed this opportunity, and the
HarbourCats are looking after arrangements to make this possible.”
There will be no admission charged that night. Concession services will not
“We are working to arrange for the teams to have pre-game batting practice
and give a full pro-style experience. It will be fun to watch this level of
baseball at our field for this one night,” said Swanson.
Among the notable players on the Jays roster are ex-pro player John
Margaritis, plus Matt Bryan and Eric Hegadoren, who were 10-day contract
players earlier this season, and Ty Russell, who was on the 2013
HarbourCats roster. The Jays also use 70-year-old pitcher Terry Tweedy, who
is a bit of a local legend in men’s baseball. On the A’s, a notable name is
Charlie Strandlund, an assistant coach with the HarbourCats.
FOR MORE INFORMATION, call Jim Swanson, 250-889-5204