Bryce Greager left the yard, and did it in grand style

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Bryce Greager left the yard, and did it in grand style.

Aug 6,2014(ISN) – The Victoria HarbourCats infielder smashed an eighth-inning grand slam on
Tuesday night as the HarbourCats opened a three-game road series against
the Walla Walla Sweets — the first grand slam by the HarbourCats this
season.

Unfortunately, that was about as close as they would get, falling 9-7 to
the Sweets at Borleske Stadium. The HarbourCats are 22-27 on the season,
with five games remaining — three of those this weekend at home in
Victoria. The Sweets are still chasing the wild card playoff spot, while
the HarbourCats have been eliminated from playoff contention, a year after
posting a 22-32 mark in the team’s inaugural season.

On Tuesday, Victoria starting pitcher Mikey Wright struggled for the
second-straight start, failing to escape the second inning. He gave up six
runs on four hits and three walks, then turned the ball over to Dylan
Stowell, who walked four batters and hit a couple more in his inning of
work.

That led to newly-signed 10-day contract righthander Riley Edmonds, who
came on to pitch fairly effectively, going 5.1 innings, with one strikeout,
one walk, two hits and two runs allowed. Edmonds recently completed his
eligibility with the Victoria Eagles of the BC Premier Baseball League.

Including starter Matt Walker, the Sweets used five pitchers to keep the
HarbourCats at bay. Walla Walla had a seven-run lead most of the night
until Greager’s blast in the eighth.

Alex DeGoti, Alan Baldwin, Hunter Mercado-Hood and Greager had multi-hit
games for the HarbourCats, who outhit Walla Walla 11-7.

The HarbourCats will send Alex FaGalde to the mound on Wednesday and Alex
Rogers gets the ball on Thursday in the series finale. The HarbourCats then
return home to face the Kitsap BlueJackets in the final series of the
season at Sports Traders Diamond at RAP, starting Friday night.

Friday’s game is Mike’s Hard Lemonade Military Appreciation Night presented
by BELL Media, and Saturday’s game is Wallace Driving School Fireworks
presented by CHEK-TV. Sunday, an afternoon game, is Pure Day Spa Fan
Appreciation game.

Tickets are available at www.harbourcats.com/tickets

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