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Victoria HarbourCats ink former Mariner

The Victoria HarbourCats are adding more local depth to their West Coast League lineup with the addition of former Victoria Mariners’ player Brett Hull.

Hull, 19, is among four signings announced by the club earlier this week.

A right-handed pitcher, Hull is a college freshman at Otero Junior College.

“Brett has started to come into his own in college, and he already had some very good tools developing through the Eagles (baseball) program. He is another quality Canadian player added to our roster.

Hull is the eighth Canadian baseball player signed by the HarbourCats for the upcoming season. The others include Brandon Feldman, Alex Rogers, Eric Hegadoren, Kelly Norris-Jones, Griffon Andreychuk, Matt Bryan and Darren Honeysett.

The HarbourCats are looking to open the season with 40 to 42 players and once all schools are completed their spring season and all players have reported, the final roster will include 35 players.

Other players signed to contracts this week include right-handed pitchers Sean Watkins and Tim Peabody and catcher Jake Lesinski.

The HarbourCats begin the regular season on the road.

The home opener is June 10 against the Cowlitz Black Bears at Royal Athletic Park in Victoria.

BASE PATHS … Single season tickets are now on sale at the club office, 1814 Vancouver St., and online at harbourcats.com/tickets …The Cats will play two exhibition games against a mixed Victoria Eagles/Mariners squad at Royal Athletic Park on June 5 and June 22 in Duncan against the Langley Blaze.

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