Jocks Talk: regular baseball season comes to a close

Mariners play their final two games in North Delta July 10, Monday, July 11

Colin Gall

Colin Gall

This week concludes the regular baseball season for Victoria Premier Eagles and Victoria Premier Mariners. While the Mariners play their final two games in North Delta July 10, Monday, July 11 has the Victoria Eagles concluding their regular season by hosting the Nanaimo Pirates at 6:15 p.m. at Lambrick Park.

In Junior Premier play, the Victoria Eagles and Mariners go head-to-head Tuesday, July 11, with the rivals taking to Henderson Field at 6 p.m. Come support local high-performance baseball in what’s sure to be an action-packed game.

The South Island Baseball League keeps Henderson Park busy with baseball when the Marlins face the Expos on Sunday, July 9 at 3 p.m. In mid-week play, Monday, July 10 has the Astros and the Red Sox squaring off at 6 p.m. at Henderson, followed Thursday, July 13 by the Red Sox and Expos, also at 6 p.m.

Turning to Div. 1 cricket, Oak Bay welcomes United to Windsor Park for a noon start on Saturday, July 8, while Sunday, July 9 takes the Incogs and University teams to the St. Michaels University School pitch for a noon start.

In Div. 2 mid-week cricket play, Tuesday, July 11 has Metchosin facing MCC at Windsor Park, while University faces the Castaways at Beacon Hill. Both games start at 6 p.m.

Carnarvon Ball Club turns its attention to basketball this fall, piloting a program for girls. Registration is now open for girls born from 2005 to 2008 for U11 and U13 teams to be entered into the Victoria Night League. Space is limited and volunteer coaches are needed – see carnarvonballclub.com/basketball for details.

Oak Bay ball hockey fans can now play year-round as Greater Victoria Minor Ball Hockey launches a new drop-in fall/winter ball hockey league. Running Sundays from Sept. 10 to Jan. 28 for players from throughout the region, times will be set aside for players between six and 18 years old (birth years 2011 to 1999). Participation in the hour-long drop-in sessions is $95 for the season – visit goalline.ca to register or email registrar@vmbh.ca for information.

Turning to regional sports, the Victoria Shamrocks return to the Q Centre this Friday, July 7 to host the Langley Thunder at 7:30 p.m. The ‘Rocks have the rest of the week off, returning next Friday, July 14 to host the Coquitlam Adanacs at 7:30 p.m. July 14 is also HarbourCats Night and Salute to Local Heroes. Fans showing a HarbourCats ticket from a previous game get a general admission bowl ticket for $10.

And in Junior Victoria Shamrocks play, the local squad finish their regular season this weekend at home, hosting the Delta Islanders Saturday, July 8 at 5 p.m. at the Q Centre.

Western Speedway revs up the action this week with the Eve of Destruction. The action-packed night features crusher car jumps, van blow-up, Demo Series, Bombers, Claimers, boat races, skid plate races, and a Total Destruction Derby.

Next up Wednesday, July 12 is the Hornet Series, with exciting wheel-to-wheel action on the oval.

Colin Gall writes Fridays about coming sports events. Send your events to jocktalk@telus.net.

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