Jim Swanson, Victoria HarbourCats
The Victoria HarbourCats dropped their 2016 West Coast League opener by a score of 2-1 to the Walla Walla Sweets at Borleske Stadium on Friday night.
The HarbourCats handed the ball to James Kannenberg (Univ. of San Francisco) for the Opening Day start. The right-hander minimized the damage in a rocky first inning, allowing just one run on two hits, two walks and a hit batter.
The HarbourCats equalized in the top of the second when a double off the bat of catcher Hayden Jaco (Vernon College) drove in center fielder Cody Snider (Chico State) who was aboard on the first of his two hits in the game
Kannenberg settled after the first inning, working to a final line of two earned runs on three hits in six innings pitched. The Sweets pushed across the eventual winning run in the fifth inning thanks to two Kannenberg walks and a pair of errors behind him.
HarbourCats bats were held down the rest of the way by Sweets pitching, their best opportunity coming in the top of the sixth when they drew four walks but were unable to score.
The HarbourCats and Sweets play game two of their three game series Saturday night at Borleske Stadium in Walla Walla, first pitch is 7:05.
SEASON TICKETS STILL AVAILABLE
HarbourCats season tickets are continuing to sell quickly and sales of 10-packs and single-game tickets are progressing at a brisk rate. Fans are encouraged to secure your seats as soon as possible as selection continues to become increasingly limited as the season approaches.
2016 is the fourth season of HarbourCats baseball in Victoria, dubbed the ‘Grand Slam Season’. We look to kick it off with a blast on June 7 with the Opening Night ‘Drive for 5,000’ featuring Krazy George, and tickets for that game are going fast.
Tickets for June 7 are available here– http://www.ticketrocket.co/
To buy season tickets, call the office (778-265-0327) or stop in at 101-1814 Vancouver Street.
The team office at 1814 Vancouver Street (across from RAP) has returned to in-season hours. Assistant GM Brittany French is in the office and ready to assist fans with all ticket purchasing and can take care of any other requests and questions fans may have.
MONDAY-FRIDAY – 9:00am-5:00pm
SATURDAY – 10:00am-2:00pm