First-basemen Drew Simpson of the Gordon Head AA midget team holds a pick-off attempt as his GH opponent

First-basemen Drew Simpson of the Gordon Head AA midget team holds a pick-off attempt as his GH opponent

This week in Saanich Sports (May 29-June 4): Tigers face Nanaimo in midget lacrosse matchup

Saanich Tigers midget A hosts Island rivals Nanaimo, Thursday, June 4 at Pearkes Rec Centre.

In Saanich lacrosse action, the Saanich Tigers Midget A team has the weekend off from competition but will host Island rivals Nanaimo Thursday, June 4 at Pearkes Rec Centre.

Game time is at 7:30 p.m. – come out and support your local Tigers!

It’s a big week for golf enthusiasts as Uplands Golf Club hosts the Bayview Place Island Savings Open June 4 to 7. Come see many pros from around the world compete in one of the PGA Tour’s Canadian stops.

Day passes for the tournament are $10, with week passes $30. For more information visit BPisopen.ca

Saanich cricketers will want to head to Beacon Hill Park  for the Victoria and District Cricket League’s Saturday game that has the Islander Cricket Club facing the Colts, beginning at 12:30 p.m.

Around the diamond, Henderson Park will likely be packed with spectators Thursday night (June 4) for an all-Victoria match-up between rivals the Victoria Mariners and the Victoria Eagles. Game time is 7 p.m.

The Mariners’ Junior Premier team is at home this weekend, hosting the North Delta Blue Jays on Saturday at 1 and 3 p.m.

On Sunday, the ‘Jays face the Saanich-based Victoria Eagles Junior Premier team at Lambrick Park, with games beginning at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.

Also at Lambrick, the Victoria Eagles Midget AAA team hosts the Richmond AAA squad Saturday starting at 12 and 3 p.m.

At nearby Carnarvon Park, the Eagles Bantam AAA Black squad plays host to Abbotsford Saturday, with games starting at 12 and 3 p.m. Bantam Black returns to the Carnarvon diamond Sunday facing Aldergrove with double-header games starting at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m.

Also in baseball, the Victoria HarbourCats Baseball Club opens its season Sunday, May 31 with a friendly game against the Langley Blaze, a team in the B.C. Premier Baseball League. First pitch is at 1:05 p.m. at Royal Athletic Park.

Coming up Friday, June 5, the ‘Cats host their official home opener against the Kelowna Falcons with members of the Victoria Skydivers kicking off their “Drive for 5,000,” an attempt to smash the 2014 opening night crowd of 3,038.

With just south of 10 players coming from the Greater Victoria, the HarbourCats are truly a hometown team.

For information, visit harbourcats.com

Do you have news to share about coming sports events in Saanich? I’d love to hear about it! Email jocktalk@telus.net

Devon Gall is a Grade 12 student at Mt. Douglas Secondary, an athlete and avid sports fan.