The second season begins tonight at home for the Victoria HarbourCats.
The city’s collegiate level baseball squad won the second-half crown for the West Coast League’s North Division on Monday, by virtue of a 12-1 Corvallis win over the Wenatchee AppleSox. The Cats finished tied for top spot with Bellingham with a 15-12 record, but owned the tiebreaker with the Bells.
Tuesday’s game at Royal Athletic Park (6:35 p.m. start) sees the HarbourCats host first half North champion Kelowna in the opener of a best-of-three playoff series. Game 2 shifts to the Okanagan, with a possible game 3 also played there.
Victoria (29-25), which ended the regular season with a 17-16 marathon loss in Port Angeles last Saturday, finished with a slightly better record overall than Kelowna (28-26) and won the season series between the teams 4-2.
Tickets are available in advance at harbourcats.com or at the team office at 101-1814 Vancouver St. and will also be available at the gate.