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It wasn’t going to be a long losing streak for the Victoria HarbourCats. In fact, it lasted just two games. The only other time that the ‘Cats lost two-in-a-row was during the season-opening games that they play on the road, going 0-3. Tonight, the ‘Cats turned on the offense and won by the score of 7-5 in the third game of three against the visiting Bellingham Bells at Royal Athletic Park.

AJ Alcantara led the way with four hits, which included a two-run single to open the scoring during the first inning.

Nineteen hundred and 18 fans watched the HarbourCats pounce to a three-run lead during the first inning off of a Ben Polshuk sacrifice fly to score Matt Lautz.

Starter Cameron Schneider kept the score down, as the ‘Cats go up to a 5-0 lead after pitching seven complete innings and allowing just a single run off of four hits, while striking out four.

Joe Prior smacked a two-run single in the sixth to put the game out of reach, scoring Brad Pluschkell and Jarron Silva.

That ‘Cats closer Greg Casper took over for Indigo Diaz to finish the game.

Tommy Jew had two hits and an RBI.

The HarbourCats continue to lead the league overall with a record of 29-10 and a .744 win percentage. They won the first half of the season to guarantee a playoff spot with a record of 23-4 for an outstanding win percentage of .852. Since the first half season celebrations, the team is 6-6 after tonight’s action.

The ‘Cats will next play in Corvallis, Oregon for a three-game set against the Knights beginning Saturday and then return home to R.A.P. to host the Walla Walla Sweets on Tuesday July 26th at 6:35 PM.

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