Noah Takacs (left), Josh Walker (centre) and Erich Luchies (right)  to be HarbourCats rookies in 2021

For Immediate Release

Sept. 21, 2020

VICTORIA, B.C. — It’s a very large step from high school baseball to the college ranks. It’s an even bigger one to collegiate summer leagues, where the best of the best earn prestigious placements.

It’s even more so for local players to face the spotlight of playing in their hometown, and three young men are in line for the responsibility that comes with that opportunity with the Victoria HarbourCats in 2021 — in a league that features many of the top NCAA Division1 talents.

The HarbourCats are pleased to have a start for their pitching staff and some depth on offense with the signings of three Victoria players:

  • Noah Takacs, RHP, Sacramento State
  • Josh Walker, OF, Sacramento State
  • Eric Luchies, LHP/1B, Lower Columbia College

Takacs, a freshman at 6-3/200, has been part of the junior national team program, and was a blue-chip recruit. He is a product of the Victoria Eagles and PISE baseball programs, graduating from Oak Bay. A power right-hander with pro potential.

Noah Takacs in action for the Victoria Eagles BC PBL squad (Photo Christian J. Stewart).

Luchies, a freshman at 6-2/205, went to St. Andrews and played for the Victoria Eagles program. A raw lefty with power as a pitcher, and from the left side of the plate.

Walker, a utility player at 6-0/165, is a product of Lambrick Park and the Mariners, and was on the roster of the junior national team. Was with Sacramento State for the 2020 spring season, playing in six games before the pandemic cut things short, batting .118 with a double and an RBI.

Josh Walker as a Victoria Mariner in 2019 (Photo: Christian J. Stewart)

“These are quality local players who will be pushed harder than ever before when they join our program next summer,” said Curtis Pelletier, assistant coach and recruiting coordinator. “We are seeing great talent coming out of the Mariners and Eagles programs and are excited for the future of baseball in Victoria”

How to Support the HarbourCats in 2020/2021:

If you are able, or if you know friends and colleagues who are able, please consider any of the following:

2021 Season tickets — the best way to help, one that guarantees you seats to all our games (usually 35 per year or so) plus other season ticket holder perks. Contact chris@harbourcats.com for details.

10-Game Flex Packs / Vouchers — Don’t want to commit, or can’t commit to season tickets? Consider 10-game flex packs – anytime vouchers that can be used in any combination…10 tickets at one game, 1 ticket at 10 games or anything in between. Season ticket voucher equivalents are also available.  Flex Packs can be purchased at the office and are also available on-line at:  https://victoria-harbourcats-official.myshopify.com/products/10-game-flex-pack-general-admission

Corporate Partnerships – Want to put your company name or brand in front of our 100,000 fans every season?  Or know someone who does?  Consider joining us as a partner.  From a simple program ad, to the most complex of game day sponsorship, complete with signage and tickets, we will customize any campaign to suit your needs and budget.  And with our new HCATS.TV platform and our ownership group’s expansion of a new team in Nanaimo in 2021, the opportunities are now Island wide! Contact john@harbourcats.com for details.

Fundraising / 50-50 – Have an organization that needs to raise funds now?  A $1000 investment buys you 100 anytime 2021 game vouchers for our Premium Reserved seats that you can then turn around and sell for $20 each, earning you your investment back, plus another $1000 in return. We will then hold a 50-50 date for you in 2021 and you can bring your group to the park to sell that game, taking home 50% of the proceeds. Contact chris@harbourcats.com for details.

Merchandise – Consider a HarbourCats merchandise purchase from our store at 1814 Vancouver Street, or from our on-line store, The Cat Shop, at https://victoria-harbourcats-official.myshopify.com/ New items, including 2020 game caps and player’s gear are arriving weekly and we need to clear them out!

OFFICE HOURS 

For August and September, we are officially open Monday through Friday 10 am to 5 pm.  We are often in and out of office during off-season, so best to call 778-265-0327 before venturing over to make sure. Closed Saturdays and Sundays.

 

 

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