HarbourCats second baseman Dallas Macias (12) puts the tag on Lefties baserunner Mauricio Guardado (20) during third inning action Thursday (Photo: Christian J. Stewart)
Story and Photos by Christian J. Stewart
July 13, 2023
Victoria, BC – Tyler Davis hit a three-run home run in the bottom of the first inning and the HarbourCats exploded for eight more runs in the bottom of the fifth inning, to break open a close game and move on to a 13-4 win over the Port Angeles Lefties in West Coast League baseball action Thursday night at Wilson’s Group Stadium at Royal Athletic Park.
The win gives the HarbourCats their second sweep of the season over the Lefties and moves their home record to 17-1 (tops in the West Coast League), but more importantly bumps their overall record to 25-11 (7-3 in the second half), keeping them in step with the first place Wenatchee AppleSox (25-8 overall, 6-1 in the second half) who also won tonight in Nanaimo.
The AppleSox and HarbourCats will face off in a battle for first at Wilson’s Group Stadium starting Friday night at 6:35pm, with game two Saturday at 6:35 and game three Sunday at 1:00 pm. The games will play a key role in deciding the second half North Division champion.
In addition to his first inning blast Thursday Davis added two more RBI in that eight run HarbourCats fifth. Also key in that inning was a two-RBI single from Jesse Brown, who had a pair of hits in the game. Lane Brewster, Tripp Clark and Dallas Macias also had two-hit evenings, as the HarbourCats pounded out 11 hits in total.
On the mound, Loreto Siniscalchi takes the win, throwing three innings of solid relief behind starter Jed Decooman who went three innings, giving up one earned run on just one Lefties hit. Nick Taylor, Brett Harvey and Ryder Green all pitched an inning of mop-up relief to close out the game.
In addition to a huge divisional match-up against Wenatchee, the weekend games will be full of great promotions. On Friday it is another FIREWORKS night with Odlum Brown. Saturday night is Harvey’s Birthday and then Sunday is the annual 1:05 pm Bark in the Park game, where fans can bring their dogs to the game. A special 11:30 am gate opening is happening that day.
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