This week in Saanich Sports (June 12-18): High performance baseball players sought at RAP camp

Baseball BC coming to town for Female Provincial Select ID Camp and Girls Grassroots Festival, Saturday, June 13 at Royal Athletic Park

By Devon Gall

For Saanich’s female baseball players, Baseball BC is coming to town for a Female Provincial Select ID Camp and Girls Grassroots Festival, Saturday, June 13 at Royal Athletic Park. The ID camp is designed to identify girls 12 years or older for high-performance provincial select teams. The festival will work on fun and development for younger girls. For more information, see  baseball.bc.ca

Pearkes Recreation Centre will be busy with a weekend-long Pickleball Tournament, Friday, June 12 to Sunday, June 14, with play in several categories: men’s singles, women’s singles, Men’s and women’s doubles, mixed doubles, and 65-and-over mixed doubles.

The Lambrick Park-based Victoria Eagles senior Premier Baseball League squad is out of town all weekend but the junior premier boys have three games coming up in the following week, starting with a doubleheader Sunday, June 14 starting at 11 a.m. against Abbotsford. The Eagles take on the Victoria junior Mariners on June 16 at Lambrick Park starting at 6 p.m.

Also at Lambrick, the Midget AAA Eagles host Cloverdale Saturday, June 13, with games starting at noon and 2:30 p.m.

And while the Victoria Mariners PBL team has the weekend off, the junior premier team will be at home at Henderson Park this Saturday, June 13, welcoming the junior Abbotsford Cardinals for a 1 p.m. start to their double-header.

At the Bantam AAA level, the Red Eagles return from a Saturday road trip to Vancouver for two games against the Nanaimo Pirates Sunday, June 14. First pitches go at 12 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. at Carnarvon Park.

And in cricket action, the Victoria and District Cricket Association takes to the pitch at Windsor Park this Sunday, June 14, when the Islanders Cricket Club takes on the University team at 12:30 p.m.

Coming up: The Victoria Horseshoe Club hosts an open house June 26 from 3 to 7 p.m., a chance to learn about the sport and try your hand at horseshoes.

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