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The Victoria HarbourCats defeated the Yakima Valley Pippins in game two of their three-game set at Royal Athletic Park. After losing game one, the ‘Cats came back. In doing so, they tied the all-time lead record for wins in a season with 39. They have one last game, tomorrow to surpass the record and get 40 wins on the season.
There was a good crowd out for this game with 4,976 fans in attendance. The HarbourCats had already taken the all-time league record in attendance and Friday became the first team to surpass 50,000 fans. With a sellout, they could come tantalizingly close to 60,000, Sunday afternoon.
Tonight they won by the score of 6-2 and now sport a record of 39-14, which leads the league.
It wasn’t until the eighth inning where either team established any sort of offence when Victoria came up with three two-out hits, including a Ryan Anderson double and a P.J. Floyd RBI triple, which was followed by a two-run homer by Tommy Jew.
With the win the HarbourCats regain first overall in the league. They finished first during the first half of the season, securing a playoff spot and sporting a ridiculous record of 23-4 for an .852 win percentage.