Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Bells make some noise at RAP

Monday's promotion at RAP backfired on the HarbourCats in a big way. What was billed as "Kick 'em in the bells night", was turned into a "Get kicked by the Bells night", thanks to some excellent starting pitching, some clutch hitting, and more offence than HarbourCat relievers could handle.

Gunner Pollman, after hitting the dirt on a play at 3B
Bellingham Starter Grant Goodman had his best outing of the season by far, giving up only a single hit while walking 5 through six complete innings. Victoria Starter Logan Lombana didn't have a great first inning giving up 4 hits including a Scott Heath blast over Danny Collier (and the wall) in left field to make it 2-0. After that, he settled down to no-hit the Bells until the 5th inning. The bullpen took away all hope of a comeback,as reliever Don Sullivan made his Victoria debut, giving up 3 earned runs on four hits to make it 5-0. Mark Marinch then had an interesting outing, looking dominant in a hit-less eighth inning, before giving up 5 hits and 4 runs (only 2 earned thanks to an Alex Degoti error).

Victoria's bright spot on the night was new guy in town Devin Carter, getting his first plate appearance, hit, and RBI in the seventh inning. The Pepperdine Wave hasn't played a game in over three weeks, but that didn't seem to matter as he lined into left-center. Welcome to Victoria Devin!

The Bells offence lived up to it's early-season billing. Only one starter, shortstop Colby Woodmansee, was held hit-less, while all eight other starters had at least one hit. Heath led Bell batters going 3-5 with 3 RBI.

Just over 1000 fans filled the fancy blue seats , but the crowd was subdued and quiet - even with the cowbell giveaway. The game began with a tribute to the late Tony Gwynn, an MLB legend who passed away Monday morning. Tony serves as a reminder of the dangers of chewing tobacco, as he succumbed to cancer at age 54 after a life of using chew. One fan was seen wearing a retro Gwynn jersey in the crowd.

The 'Cats will look to rebound Tuesday night on KNJ bobblehead giveaway night. Be one of the first 1000 fans in the door to get yours!


Are you using the Pointstreak app at the park? Pointstreak is the official statistical service of the WCL and the Victoria HarbourCats. Each game is updated in real-time and can be viewed on the app - also in real-time. The app is available for both iOS and Android. The iOS app seems a bit nicer, but both are quite functional - and free! Visit the app store from your mobile device and downlaod the app, then search for the WCL. Add the league and the HarbourCats to your favourites, and start tracking every pitch from your seat!

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for the tip re: the Pointstreak App! I'm gonna try it out tonight at the park.