The first female to play in the West Coast League is coming back for another year.
The Victoria HarbourCats are announcing the signing of left-handed pitcher Claire Eccles on Wednesday.
Eccles, a Junior at the University of British Columbia, pitched eight games last season for the Cats. She struck out three, walked seven, allowed 19 hits and had an 11.91 ERA in 11.1 innings pitched.
“Claire’s signing was international news when we announced it in May. We know she’s excited to get another chance to prove she can compete at this level, and help us win,” said Jim Swanson, Managing Partner of the HarbourCats in a news release.
The HarbourCats are also announcing the return of switch hitting outfielder Ethan Lopez from the University of Hawaii.