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Original HarbourCat Nick Pivetta Returns for Saturday's Hotstove Event

November 2, 2016 - West Coast League (WCL) - Victoria HabourCats News Release

VICTORIA, B.C. - The Victoria HarbourCats are excited to announce that Nick Pivetta will attend the HarbourCats Hotstove this Saturday at Yates Street Taphouse.

Additionally, Pivetta's game-worn jersey from the HarbourCats first-ever game on June 5, 2013 in which Pivetta pitched eight innings and earned the win will be auctioned at the Hotstove.

Pivetta, a native of Victoria, was the Opening Day starting pitcher for the HarbourCats in their inaugural season in 2013. The right-hander, who played in the BCBPL for the Victoria Eagles and graduated from Lambrick Park Secondary, was drafted later that month in the fourth round of the MLB draft by the Washington Nationals.

In July 2015, Pivetta was traded to Philadelphia in exchange for Jonathan Papelbon.

Pivetta is on the major league radar, being named Pitcher of the Year in 2016 for the double-A Reading Fightin Phils and finishing the season making six starts at triple-A Lehigh Valley.


The HarbourCats Hotstove takes place this Saturday, November 5 at Yates Street Taphouse.

The HarbourCats Hotstove will be headlined by 'meet and greet' as well as Q & A sessions with special guests, 16-year MLB player and current Sportsnet baseball analyst Gregg Zaun, and Sportsnet personality Sid Seixeiro.

Brian McRae, a 10-year major league veteran, will be in attendance and introduced as HarbourCats head coach.

Local personality Mira Laurence will serve as the evening's emcee.

Tickets for the event are still available for $50 and include admission, drink ticket and door prizes. Silent auctions will also take place throughout the evening.

There will be special offers at the Hotstove on 2017 HarbourCats tickets (vouchers) and merchandise.

Tickets are available by visiting or calling the HarbourCats office: 101-1814 Vancouver Street/(778)-265-0327. More information at: http://harbourcats.com/packages/harbourcatshotstove/

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