HOW SWEEP IT IS FOR HARBOURCATS
The Victoria HarbourCats swept a doubleheader in Kelowna on Sunday after being rained out both Friday and Saturday in the Okanagan city. The third game of the series, unplayed, is expected to be contested on July 1 in Victoria as part of a double-header at RAP on Canada Day, but will be confirmed.
The HarbourCats are now 5-3 on the season, on a five-game winning streak, and tied for first place with the Falcons (5-3) in the ultra-tight North Division. The HarbourCats open a six-game homestand at RAP on Tuesday against the Gresham GreyWolves.
The HarbourCats scored four times in the eighth inning (seven inning games in a double-header), the extra inning, after tying the game in the top of seventh with a run, eventually posting a 5-1 victory over the Falcons. Holden Lyons got the win in relief after a strong start by lefty Josh Mitchell.
The benches cleared in the eighth inning after a hard slide at second base, leading to three ejections, including Matt Warkentin of the HarbourCats. All three players were suspended for the second game of the day at Elks Stadium.
In the second game, the HarbourCats brought the bats out in an 8-5 victory over Kelowna. Casey Costello earned the win on the mound, relieved by Greg Casper.