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July 25,2014(ISN) – Thanks to a Wednesday rainstorm, the Victoria HarbourCats and Cowlitz Black
Bears were forced into double duty on Thursday, with the teams splitting a
pair of seven-inning games.

In the first game, righthander Alex FaGalde made the most of his first West
Coast League start and Gabe Clark singled in the only run as the
HarbourCats escaped with a 1-0 victory. Sean Watkins earned the save after
FaGalde allowed just three hits in 5.2 innings, fanning five in the
process. The HarbourCats mustered only five hits themselves, two of them by
Nathan Lukes.

In the second game, Quintin Torres-Costa gave the HarbourCats a strong
start as well, striking out nine in six innings of work, allowing three
runs on five hits. Alex DeGoti singled in a run in the top of the seventh
to tie the game, but Cowlitz got a single up the middle in the bottom of
the inning to escape with a 4-3 victory. Preston Ryan was the losing
pitcher in relief.

The results give the HarbourCats an 18-21 record heading into a home series
against the powerful Corvallis Knights, who lead the South Division.

Friday’s game is Black Press Baseball Card Night, with the HarbourCats
unveiling their snazzy team baseball cards, produced by Black Press. The
first 1,500 through the gates will receive a pack of cards, perfect for
getting autographs. Gates open at 6pm for the 7:11pm start, and Alex
Rogers is due to start on the mound for the HarbourCats.

On Saturday, Logan Lombana will be the starting pitcher on Bosley’s on
Yates Game Night, a 7:11pm first pitch. On Sunday, it’s Used
Victoria Gameday, 1:05pm start, the final game of the three-game-set with
Corvallis.

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