Victoria HarbourCats have signed two more players to 10-day contracts

Jim Swanson

The Victoria HarbourCats have signed two more players to 10-day contracts to help the team get off to a strong start in the early season while some players are still completing their college campaigns. Both are Canadian prospects.

OF LUCAS SOPER, UBC, (Freshman), Vancouver, BC, 6/180

Soper is a 2015 graduate of the Whalley Chiefs in the BCPBL who had an immediate impact as a freshman for the University of British Columbia this spring.  Soper hit .298 in 50 games this spring with two home runs and 24 RBIs, adding nine steals.

Also signed to a 10-day contract:

C RILEY GUNTRIP, Siena Heights University, Sophomore, Camrose, AB, 5-9/185


The HarbourCats place a high priority on making every HarbourCats game not just a baseball game, but an event and a complete entertainment experience.  In keeping with this, the club is pleased to announce special plans for June 25 at Royal Athletic Park.


It’s six months from Christmas and six months until next Christmas, so we’ve made it a special day for the B.C. Children’s Hospital Foundation complete with Christmas music, plenty of activities themed around the Yuletide, and even an appearance from the Jolly Old Man himself!

Centered on the focus of giving, this will be a great opportunity to learn about the fantastic work done by the B.C. Children’s Hospital Foundation. That foundation will make a major announcement that evening.


June 25 is a special day because on that date, Moksha Yoga and Lululemon present Mats, Bats and Beats, a chance to join with the community in a celebration of yoga on the field before the baseball game.  Gates will open at 2:30pm for a chance to meet HarbourCats players and coaches with a one-hour yoga class beginning at 4pm featuring DJ Yogi Tunes.

Concessions and refreshments open at 5pm prior to the 6:35pm first pitch of the HarbourCats and Kitsap Blue Jackets game.


Double-N Hardwood Floors, a fixture in Victoria, has stepped to the plate as the Official Bat Provider of the HarbourCats, looking after that key department of the team’s on-field operations.

The bats themselves will come from Prairie Sticks Bats, a Canadian-based company from Red Deer, Alberta that produces bats up to major league standard.  Included in the arrangement are game bats, batting practice bats, special coach bats (‘fungos’) and ornamental bats all provided by Double-N Hardwood Floors and crafted by Prairie Sticks. A winning combination of teamwork to help the team in 2016!


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--

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