|Jordan Ellis continues to be the hottest hitting 'Cat|
On Tuesday night the HarbourCats lost in spectacular fashion, although the outcome was slightly less humiliating than the 16-5 thrashing the team took at the hands of the Walla Walla Sweets at RAP on July 10th. This time the ‘Cats fell by a 15-6 score in Medford after leading the Rogues 4-0 in the third inning. No Victoria pitcher was able to effectively stop the bleeding, as Scott Kuzminsky, Will Ballowe, Tanner Kiest, Cameron Cuneo and Joe Record combined to give up 19 hits on the night. The HarbourCats also committed three errors and they continue to be the 11th-best fielding team in the (11-team) WCL.
On the positive side, Timmy Richards raised his average to .308 on the season with a pair of hits and two RBI. Jordan Ellis had his fourth multi-hit game in a row and extended his hitting streak to an impressive 9 games. He also raised his average to .340, which would be good for eighth best in the league if he had enough at-bats to qualify in the batting race (he’s 28 at-bats shy). Alex Real went 1-for-2 with a walk and a sacrifice fly to nudge his average up to the .392 mark.
The team is now 2-2 on the current road trip and at 15-15 overall currently sits in fourth place, three games behind the first-place Wenatchee AppleSox. The team could definitely use a pair of wins to take the Medford series and head home for the big weekend showdown with Wenatchee with some momentum.