HarbourCats earn bragging rights over the NightOwls, win the 2024 Island Cup

July 5, 2024

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VICTORIA, B.C. —  Walk-off wins, fireworks on and off the field, and tension down to the last day, the Victoria HarbourCats edged the Nanaimo NightOwls five games to four to win the 2024 RE/MAX Generation Island Cup! The HarbourCats have won the cup three years, since the inaugural Island Cup in 2022.

This season the NightOwls and the HarbourCats faced off nine times, which was an increase in games from last season and made for a great rivalry on the field. The HarbourCats won two of the first three games this season against the Owls, capped off by a walk-off win on School Spirit Day in front of 5000 fans.

Later in June, the HarbourCats opened a series in Nanaimo with back-to-back wins, increasing their lead in the Island Cup to four games to one. Victoria was one win away from clinching the cup, but Nanaimo did not go away quietly. The Owls comfortably won the next two games against Victoria, scoring 13 runs in each of those wins.

Due to a postponement caused by rain, the Island Cup came down to a doubleheader on Canada Day, with the Cats needing one more win. The HarbourCats won game one of the doubleheader holding on for a 4-3 victory. The NightOwls won game two 5-4 on a walk-off win of their own, meaning the hotly contested season series went to Victoria.

You can access the full box scores for all nine games below.

June 11: Nanaimo 7-4 Victoria

June 12: Victoria 8-4 Nanaimo

June 13: Nanaimo 1-2 Victoria 

June 18: Victoria 8-3 Nanaimo

June 19: Victoria 4-2 Nanaimo

June 20: Victoria 5-13 Nanaimo 

June 30: Nanaimo 13-4 Victoria

July 1 Game one: Victoria 4-3 Nanaimo

July 1 Game two: Victoria 4-5 Nanaimo

Thank you to Alex Burns and RE/MAX Generation for their incredible support.

The HarbourCats are back at home TONIGHT for a weekend series against the Kelowna Falcons. Tonight’s 6:35 PM first pitch is Pride Night presented by The Oswego Hotel! Saturday is the Burpees for Charity game with Kidsport, also at 6:35 PM. Sunday’s 1:05 start is Harvey the HarbourCat’s Birthday! You won’t want to miss the celebration! Get tickets at http://harbourcats.com/tickets, by coming to the office at 101-1814 Vancouver Street in advance, or by calling 778-265-0327.