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Victoria HarbourCats add pitching coach

One priority of new head coach Graig Merritt and the management of the Victoria HarbourCats has been completed.

The West Coast League baseball team has signed Alec Adame as pitching coach for the 2015 season.

Adame, Merritt and general manager Jim Swanson are hard at work recruiting players for the third edition of the Victoria HarbourCats.

“Alec was the first coach I thought of to build the staff you need to contend in this league, and I’m glad it came together so quickly,” said Merritt, who was announced as the third Head Coach of the Victoria HarbourCats on Aug. 14.

“Alec is a teacher, he’s a communicator, he’s respected, and he has a network that will help us find the best pitching staff for the HarbourCats.”

Adame and Merritt played together at Chico State and helped that school win a NCAA Division 2 championship in 1999, and their paths have continued to cross as MLB scouts.

“I’ve heard so much about Victoria and the support the whole community gives to the team, it will be an exciting and rewarding summer,” Adame said.

 

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