A Carnarvon (No. 8) baserunner slides safely into second base as Gordon Head 1 shortstop Calvin Somers

A Carnarvon (No. 8) baserunner slides safely into second base as Gordon Head 1 shortstop Calvin Somers

This week in Saanich Sports (July 1-3): HarbourCats to host Langley Blaze premier men at RAP

Saanich Commonwealth Place hosts the 2015 SwimBC AAA LC Championships Thursday, July 2 through Sunday, July 5.

In local lacrosse action, the Saanich Tigers midget A lacrosse team hosts Campbell River this Saturday, June 27 starting at noon at Pearkes Recreation Centre. On Sunday, the Tigers’ midget B boys play host to Juan de Fuca starting at 12 p.m., also at Pearkes.

The Sailors Field Hockey Club is also hosting drop-in sessions all summer long at the University of Victoria turf field. Anyone 14 years of age or older is welcome to come tryout field hockey with some of Victoria’s best coaches and players. Drop-ins cost $5 per session for 90 minutes of skills and drills. The sessions will take place on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 7 to 8:30 p.m. For more information, email leeronnie19@gmail.com.

The Victoria Horseshoe Club is hosting an open house today (June 26) from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m., a chance for players to come see what the sport is all about and try out horseshoes, with games for many different age groups.

In swimming action, Saanich Commonwealth Place hosts the 2015 SwimBC AAA LC Championships Thursday, July 2 through Sunday, July 5.

Local baseball action heats up with Saanich’s Victoria Eagles junior premier squad taking on cross-town rivals the Mariners, Tuesday, June 30 at Henderson Park. First pitch is 6 p.m.

The midget AAA Eagles are also in action this week, hosting Cowichan Valley at Lambrick Park for a double-header. The games will start at 12 p.m. and 3 p.m.

At the Premier Baseball League level, the Mariners lace up their cleats against the White Rock Tritons on Saturday, July 4. The games will start at 1 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. at Henderson ball park. White Rock will head to Lambrick Park Sunday for a match-up with the Eagles on Sunday, July 5.

In college-age baseball, the Victoria HarbourCats will be hosting the Wenatchee Apple Sox this coming weekend at Royal Athletic Park. The ‘Cats start at 6:35 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, and 1:05 p.m. on Sunday. Coming up, the HarbourCats will also play host to the Langley Blaze premier boys in exhibition play June 30. First pitch will be 6:35 p.m.

One local cricket game  on the calendar for the Victoria and District Cricket League this week, when United will host Metchosin for a 12:30 p.m. start at Beacon Hill Park.

– Devon Gall is an avid sports fan and athlete attending Grade 12 at Mount Douglas secondary school.

 

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