Baseball

Victoria HarbourCats newcomer Harrison Bragg goes deep in his first at bat with Victoria during Sunday’s West Coast League game against the Walla Walla Sweets at Royal Athletic Park. Bragg’s three-run shot in the eighth inning tied the game at 6-6, but the Sweets scored the winning run in the top of the ninth and took a 7-6 win. Christian J. Stewart photo/courtesy Victoria HarbourCats

Walla Walla spoils thrilling Victoria comeback attempt Sunday at RAP

HarbourCats drop 7-6 home decision to Sweets, now hit the road for three games

Victoria HarbourCats newcomer Harrison Bragg goes deep in his first at bat with Victoria during Sunday’s West Coast League game against the Walla Walla Sweets at Royal Athletic Park. Bragg’s three-run shot in the eighth inning tied the game at 6-6, but the Sweets scored the winning run in the top of the ninth and took a 7-6 win. Christian J. Stewart photo/courtesy Victoria HarbourCats
Claire Eccles in mid-windup as she and her Victoria HarbourCats teammates face the Kitsap Bluejackets in West Coast League baseball action Sunday at Royal Athletic Park. In her first start – the first ever by a female pitcher in WCL history – she went three innings and picked up the win in an 11-2 victory. Victoria won the second game of the Father’s Day doubleheader, 5-4. Don Descoteau/Victoria News

Cats’ bats help Victoria starter Eccles chalk up her first win

More West Coast League baseball history made on Father’s Day at RAP

Claire Eccles in mid-windup as she and her Victoria HarbourCats teammates face the Kitsap Bluejackets in West Coast League baseball action Sunday at Royal Athletic Park. In her first start – the first ever by a female pitcher in WCL history – she went three innings and picked up the win in an 11-2 victory. Victoria won the second game of the Father’s Day doubleheader, 5-4. Don Descoteau/Victoria News
Sporting shirts bearing the image of the late Doug Hudlin, family members gather Sunday during a special day honouring the soon-to-be inducted Canadian Baseball Hall of Famer, at National Little League’s Jerry Hale Field. Pictured are (back row, left) Mirene Hudlin, Tyson Hudlin, Barbara Hudlin, Johl Green, (front, left) Parnell Green, Ariella Hudlin, Tyler Conners and Benjamin Green. Don Descoteau/Victoria News

Beloved Victoria umpire celebrated where it all began

Memories fond of Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame inductee Doug Hudlin

Sporting shirts bearing the image of the late Doug Hudlin, family members gather Sunday during a special day honouring the soon-to-be inducted Canadian Baseball Hall of Famer, at National Little League’s Jerry Hale Field. Pictured are (back row, left) Mirene Hudlin, Tyson Hudlin, Barbara Hudlin, Johl Green, (front, left) Parnell Green, Ariella Hudlin, Tyler Conners and Benjamin Green. Don Descoteau/Victoria News
Kekai Rios of the HarbourCats slides into second but is easily put out by Wenatchee shortstop Joel Condreay in the first half of an AppleSox double play. The action came during Wenatchee’s 9-4 win over Victoria in the West Coast League home opener Monday at Royal Athletic Park. The teams play again Tuesday and Wednesday nights at 6:35 p.m. Don Descoteau/Victoria News

Large crowd sees HarbourCats drop baseball home opener in Victoria

Royal Athletic Park was rockin’ Monday night, but so were the AppleSox

Kekai Rios of the HarbourCats slides into second but is easily put out by Wenatchee shortstop Joel Condreay in the first half of an AppleSox double play. The action came during Wenatchee’s 9-4 win over Victoria in the West Coast League home opener Monday at Royal Athletic Park. The teams play again Tuesday and Wednesday nights at 6:35 p.m. Don Descoteau/Victoria News