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The Victoria HarbourCats made it six wins in a row tonight by taking out the Gresham GreyWolves 2-0 in the first game of their six-game home-stand at Royal Athletic Park, three of which will be against the GreyWolves.
The HarbourCats are now 6-3, after starting the season 0-3.
The wind blew and the temperatures plummeted, but that didn’t bother starting pitcher Will McAffer, who went 5 and 2/3 innings while demonstrating his range, throwing plenty of junk, especially a sharp left-to-right curve. He was also throwing strikes that whistled to upwards of 93/mph.
When asked about the cool temperatures, McAffer said, “it didn’t bother me, playing for South Dakota State, I think I am used to it.”
“The fast ball is my go-to pitch,” said the North Vancouver native. “But I was throwing the curves to keep everyone off balance and it worked.”
It did work as the Cincinnati Red’s 2015 draft pick struck out nine GreyWolves before getting pulled after walking two in a row. He received a strong ovation from the appreciative hometown crowd.
Griffin Andreychuck, the 2015 MVP was back in the line-up for the first time this season. He wasted no time in reminding HarbourCats fans why he was last year’s MVP, by hitting two singles and a double.
The Dover Bay High School grad (in Nanaimo) has one year remaining with Seattle University.
The HarbourCats were credited with 11 hits, while the GreyWolves were held to just three.
The HarbourCats play again Wednesday and Thursday against the GreyWolves.
Post-game interview with Will McAffer, here>>