FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – April 20, 2017
VICTORIA, B.C. – Play ball, everyone. Literally, everyone.
Thanks to Peninsula Co-op, people of Victoria will have your chance to take the field at Royal Athletic Park and show off your skills. The Victoria HarbourCats are pleased to announce plans for the Scrub Game presented by Peninsula Co-op.
Who remembers playing “scrub baseball” at lunch or recess in school?
Royal Athletic Park will be open to the public on Saturday, June 24 for any and all fans eager to take the field like the HarbourCats and show your skills, but mostly to just have some fun in the sun on a beautiful city field. Royal Athletic Park will be open from 11am until 5:00pm for the scrub game, ongoing throughout that time, and participants are invited to bring their glove and join in at any time — all ages, all abilities.
Fans will enter the ballpark through the home plate entrance of Royal Athletic Park and once inside, will be directed to the field. Scrub game participants are encouraged to stay for the nightcap at RAP as the HarbourCats host the Walla Walla Sweets that evening at 6:35pm.
The HarbourCats open the 2017 WCL season on June 1 on the road against the WCL’s newest team, the Port Angeles Lefties. Their home opener at Royal Athletic Park is June 5 when the Wenatchee AppleSox visit Victoria.
HARBOURCATS SIGN PITCHERS HOWELL AND TAGGET
With six weeks remaining until the 2017 West Coast League season, the HarbourCats have added depth to their pitching staff with the signings of Brian Howell and Jack Tagget.
RHP JACK TAGGET, Kalamazoo College, Freshman, Frankenmuth, MI, 6/200
RHP BRIAN HOWELL, Blue Mountain Community College, Sophomore, Rathdrum, ID, 6-2/230
Jack Tagget is a quality young arm, leading Kalamazoo College freshman with eight appearances, including two starts. Tagget has a record of 3-2 with 10 strikeouts against just six walks in 20 innings pitched.
Brian Howell is tied for the team lead with eight starts for Blue Mountain Community College so far this spring, recording 20 strikeouts in 33.1 innings pitched.
View the HarbourCats roster here: http://harbourcats.com/team_categories/2017/
2017 SEASON TICKETS
Over 60,000 fans attended HarbourCats games in 2016 for an average of 2,239 fans per game, which led the West Coast League and ranked ninth in all of North America among summer-collegiate clubs. Secure your favorite seat today for the 2017 season.
Seating location and pricing (Fees and taxes included) options are as follows—
CAMPBELL REAL ESTATE CLUB SEATS (Padded & served. First two rows of Grandstand.)
DIAMOND CLUB SEATS (Known as Field Level Box Seats in 2016)
$589.50 (SOLD OUT)
MAIN GRANDSTAND (Section 10, covered)
PREMIUM SEATING (Sections 6-7-8-9-11-12, blue bucket seats)
GENERAL ADMISSION (Silver bleachers, picnic areas, wheelchair seating, soccer grandstand)
*All prices listed are base price, and do not include fees or GST.
Visit the HarbourCats office at 101-1814 Vancouver Street or call (778)-265-0327 to purchase season tickets or for more information. You can also email email@example.com for further details, or go to the team website at harbourcats.com.
HOMEWARD BOUND APRIL OFFER
Any purchase of a HarbourCats season ticket or 10-pack during the month of April will include a free bag of dog or cat food from Homeward Bound Pet Food Delivery.
10-packs include 10 un-dated vouchers to be redeemed for game tickets (pending availability) in any combination.
Visit http://www.homewardboundpetfood.com and Homeward Bound Pet Food Delivery Victoria on Facebook.
2017 SEATTLE VACATION
The HarbourCats are staging their second consecutive fan vacation to Seattle in 2017 to see the Blue Jays take on the Mariners.
The 2017 vacation takes place June 9-11, 2017 and will include:
- Travel on Wilson’s Transportation buses from to and from Victoria and Seattle. Ferry cost also included.
- Field level tickets for all three Blue Jays @ Mariners games at Safeco Field.
- Two nights at the Hilton Embassy Lynnwood.
Total cost is $798 per person (based on double occupancy). Different rates available for triple as well as single occupancy.
Registration for HarbourCats season ticket holders is $725 (based on double occupancy). The trip is not expected to interfere with the HarbourCats home schedule, as the team is expected to be on the road during this time.
To register, contact Carey Shelby at Flight Centre (1-866-299-5614) or firstname.lastname@example.org
The HarbourCats office (1814 Vancouver Street, 778-265-0327) is open and operating under off-season hours.
Office hours through April:
MONDAY-FRIDAY – 10:00am – 4:00pm
SATURDAY-SUNDAY – Closed (Except by appointment)