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Courtenay’s Adam McKillican went seven innings for his biggest outing of the 2017 West Coast League season with his Victoria HarbourCats. Although the right-hander allowed eight hits, he won with the help of the HarbourCats defence as they held the visiting Walla Walla Sweets off the board, while he was on the mound.
He earned the win while Tyler Prokopis and Jack Tagget closed the game out pitching a single inning each.
The HarbourCats were coming off of a 6-4 defeat the night before to the Sweets and knew that they had to hit hard and play good defence to win.
They had home runs from four different players to win 6-1 Saturday night at Royal Athletic Park. Home runs came off the bats of Tucker Johnson, Kevin Collard, Noah Prewett and Riley Zayicek
The Sweets’ Darius Vines is credited with the loss after starting the game and going two innings. He gave up four hits and four runs before making way for Jarred Molnaa who went three innings, giving up four hits and two runs.
The HarbourCats have a chance to win Sunday during a matinee affair (1:05 pm start time), to improve to 11-11 on the season. They are now 3.5 games back of the division-leading Bellingham Bells.