July 31, 2023
VICTORIA, B.C. — One of the best pitching coaches in the WCL is going to be staying around awhile longer.
Scott Anderson, who completed his first year with the Victoria HarbourCats, but with extensive college and WCL coaching experience, has agreed to a two-year extension running through the 2025 season, working with Head Coach Todd Haney, recently named the 2023 WCL Coach of the Year and who is also signed long-term by the club.
Anderson, who has also been a head coach in the WCL, worked very well with the experienced coaching staff and helped the HarbourCats to a second place overall finish in the 2023 regular season (38-15), being crowned North Division Champions and making their third trip to the WCL Championship game. The pitching staff was second in strikeouts, fourth in team ERA and fifth in walks allowed, as Anderson managed a deep and diverse group of pitchers, one that totaled almost 40 players in 2023. Anderson can also take pride in knowing that nearly half of those pitchers had ERAs of 3.00 or less.
Part of that management was his tutelage of pitchers Logan MacNiel and Davis Franklin, both named to the WCL end of season all-star rosters, MacNiel (6-0, 1.08 ERA) to the first team and Franklin (2-1, 1.44 ERA) to the second team.
His trademark phrase “figure it out” also became a real mantra for the 2023 team.
“I have really enjoyed my experience in Victoria, this is a premium place for summer baseball and development of college players,” said Anderson. “Working with Todd, with Steve Sinclair and Ethan Fox, and with the rest of the coaching staff, was really fun this summer and we’re excited to prepare for 2024. Staying with this organization is a blessing for me.”
Haney sees the stability of the coaching staff as a key for ongoing success with the HarbourCats.
“Scott has been outstanding and has really fit in with the group, and gives so much value to our pitchers,” said Haney, who has been with the HarbourCats since 2018, and head coach since 2019. “I’m excited to know we have him back the next two years.”
Season tickets for the 2024 HarbourCats season are now on sale and available for renewal. Lock in your seats at special Early Bird pricing – the same rates as 2023 – prior to October 31, 2023. Contact Christian at the office at 778-265-0327 or by e-mail at email@example.com for details or to take care of payment. You can also pop in to the office at 101-1814 Vancouver Street to renew or purchase in person. Off-season office hours are Tuesday to Friday, 10AM to 5PM.
The 2024 HarbourCats schedule is anticipated to be released in late October or early November of 2023. Single game tickets will go on sale shortly after that. Keep your eyes peeled on the various HarbourCats social media sites for more information as it becomes available.