Victoria Advances to WCLCS

The Victoria HarbourCats swept the Kelowna Falcons to advance to the West Coast League Championship Series for the first time in franchise history.

In the West Coast League’s first all-Canadian divisional series, Victoria won game one 9-3 at Royal Athletic Park last night and bested Kelowna 11-5 tonight at Elks Stadium to take the series.

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Victoria now waits to see who they will play in the WCLCS as Yakima Valley and Corvallis are tied 1-1 in the WCL South Divisional Series.

The Knights evened the series Wednesday night with a 8-4 home win. A third and decisive game three is scheduled for Thursday, August 10 at OSU’s Goss Stadium.

The first game of the West Coast League Championship Series is slated for Saturday, August 12.

ABOUT THE WEST COAST LEAGUE

The West Coast League is the premier summer collegiate baseball league west of the Mississippi. The 13-year-old, 11-team, professionally operated wood-bat league located in the beautiful Pacific Northwest features pro prospects from major conferences across the nation and an unparalleled history out west of great fan and player experiences in addition to the best summer weather in North America. 82 players with WCL experience were selected in the MLB 2017 June draft. In 2016, more than 230 WCL alums appeared in affiliated professional baseball including 28 in the major leagues, such as 2015 home-run leader Chris Davis (Baltimore), 2015 NL Rookie of the Year runner-up Matt Duffy (Tampa Bay) and rising star pitchers Matt Andriese (Tampa Bay), Matt Boyd (Detroit) and James Paxton (Seattle); and outfielder Mitch Haniger (Arizona, now Seattle). Overall member attendance was 379,611 in 2016.