Hunter Mercado-Hood (affectionately known as “HMH” is these parts), Alex DeGoti and Wyler Smith all knocked in four runs for the HarbourCats. The smooth-swinging HMH now leads the entire West Coast League in runs batted in with 24. Sean Watkins continued his white-hot hitting with four more base hits, raising his batting average to a slow-pitch-like .463 mark (although he doesn’t have enough at-bats to qualify for the batting race).
With the win, Victoria moved past Kitsap in the standings and they are now in sole possession of third place in the West Division. The ‘Cats now trail the Medford Rogues by only three games for the wild card playoff spot, although there are three teams between Victoria and Medford.
We could go on and on about the team’s offensive exploits against the feeble BlueJackets, but we have much more important news to report: Bubba’s favourite urinal in the RAP restroom has finally been repaired after being covered in a green garbage bag for the last 12 months. If you could only have seen the look in his eyes -- it was as if Christmas had come early for the big man. Apparently all it takes to get the City of Victoria to spring into action is a few snide remarks from a couple of sarcastic bloggers. Who knew we had such power...
|There is joy in Mudville!!|
The HarbourCats now embark on a six-game road trip with three more against the sad-sack Kitsap BlueJackets this weekend and a trio of games against the surprisingly strong Yakima Valley Pippens next week. The ‘Cats return to the STD at RAP on Thursday July 10th when they will kick off a three-game set against the Medford Rogues.