The ‘Cats came back on Saturday, after losing their home opener 2-1 to Wenatchee AppleSox, by defeating them by the score of 7-1.
The Victoria HarbourCats wrap up their three-game set today with a matinee match at Wilson’s Group Stadium in Victoria against the AppleSox. This will be the rubber match.
Garrett Goodall of Nanaimo got the win Saturday; Ethan Fox of Campbell River took the loss Friday.
Goodall went five innings, giving up four hits, one run (on a home run), two walks, and he struck out six batters.
During the first inning, outfielder Nathan Flores fouled a pitch off of his foot, it rolled into the infield and was called a fair ball by the home plate umpire. Nate Pecota, standing on third, ran home thinking the play was still live.
It appeared that the HabourCats opened the scoring on that play.
However, the first base umpire overruled the call, and Pecota returned to third.
For the HarbourCats, Brodan Bydeweg and Nathan Flores smacked two runs each while Jaxxon and Jeddediah Fagg who both attend Georgia Southern in the NCAA, as well as Nate Pecota, scored once each.
Victoria’s relief pitchers Po-Jui Huang, Tyler Yoshihara, and Po-Yen Chen combined for four innings of one-hit baseball, with no runs scored against them.
Sunday, Connor Nantkes will make his season debut.
Saturday, The HarbourCats set a West Coast League record in attendance with 5,420, which is more than 2,000 greater than Friday’s game. Saturday was fireworks night.
Sunday’s game is scheduled for 1:05 pm.