Conant The Barbarian’s shutout just might catapult him into a spot on the West Coast League All-Star team. Conant would be a worthy pick -- he is currently 9th in the league with a 2.64 ERA and he has a sparkling 1.08 WHIP. He has also held opponents to an anemic .207 batting average.
The HarbourCats also set a franchise record on Sunday for most hits in a game with 17 in spite of the fact that they were facing one of the best pitchers in the league, Nick Sabo. Dylan LaVelle went 4-for-4 with a run scored and an RBI to lead the attack, while Jordan Ellis and Alex Real had three hits apiece. It was the second consecutive multi-hit game for Ellis, who has raised his average to .326 on the season after plummeting to the .200 mark on July 3rd. Ellis has also put together a nifty seven-game hitting streak.
|Jordan Ellis is on fire|
- The WCL will announce its All-Star team on Monday. We’re expecting four HarbourCats to be named: MVP candidate Alex Real along with Alex DeGoti, Ty Provencher and Bryan Conant. The All-Star game will be played on July 23rd at Royal Athletic Park. Tickets are selling fast, so get yours soon if you haven't done so already.
- Alex Real’s three hits on Sunday night raised his average to a stellar .396 mark, good enough for second in the batting race. He trails only Kyle Knigge of the Cowlitz Black Bears, who is hitting an even .400.
- Friday’s bus ride from Victoria to Klamath Falls, including the ferry ride, was a whopping 18 ½ hours.