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2 Victoria HarbourCats selected for West Coast League all-star game

2 Victoria HarbourCats selected for West Coast League all-star game
2 Victoria HarbourCats selected for West Coast League all-star game

A dominant hitter and a fierce pitcher from the Victoria HarbourCats were selected for the West Coast League (WCL) All-Star Game on Wednesday, July 17.

Second baseman/outfielder Tate Shimao and pitcher Carson Cormier travel to Bellingham, WA this week for the league’s first All-Star game since 2019.

“We are happy and proud. We could have selected six or seven more players,” said Christian J. Stewart, general manager of HarbourCats.

In 17 games with the HarbourCats, Shimao has a batting average of .373 (25/67) with four doubles, two triples, two home runs and 20 RBIs.

Cormier, a commit to Texas Christian University (TCU), has a 2.61 ERA in 10.1 innings over eight appearances, striking out 19 batters.

The game will be played at Joe Martin Field, hosted by the Bellingham Bells.

“After a long hiatus, we are thrilled to bring back the All-Star Game and celebrate the incredible talent in our league,” said WCL Commissioner Rob Neyer. “It is already clear that the Bells will present an incredible event for our fans, our players and the many thousands who watch the game around the world.”

The Northern Division is coached by Bob Ralston of Bellingham, while the Southern Division is led by Brooke Knight of the Corvallis Knights.

“Anyone who travels to Bellingham is going to see some really good baseball,” Stewart said.

The WCL All-Star Game will take place on Wednesday, July 17 at 6:35 p.m.