Victoria Mariners catcher Nickolas Seginowich slides safe into second base below the eye of the Langley Blaze second baseman Austin Hardie in Premier Baseball League play Sunday at Henderson Park. The Blaze went on to win 3-2 in the second game of the doubleheader

Ball games fill sports calendar

A look at what's happening in local sports action this week

The Victoria Cricket League returns to Windsor Park this Sunday, June 5 when the Islanders play University at 12 p.m. On Tuesday, June 7, the University squad faces Central Saanich at 6 p.m.

It’s another great week for baseball fans as the Victoria HarbourCats open their season in Victoria Tuesday, June 7 with a three-day home-stand against the Wenatchee Applesox. First pitch goes at 6:35 p.m. – visit harbourcats.com for details and tickets.

Join the Victoria Premier Eagles on a roadtrip to Nanaimo on Saturday, June 4. After a quiet week, the team plays next on Sunday, June 12, visiting the Parksville Royals.

The Junior Premier Eagles return to Lambrick Park Saturday, June 4, hosting the North Delta Blue Jays in a doubleheader starting at 12 p.m. On Tuesday, May 7, the Junior Eagles face the Victoria Mariners in a cross-town match-up at Henderson Park at 6 p.m.

Repeating last weekend’s match-up at Henderson Park, the premier Victoria Mariners head to the Mainland Sunday, June 11 for a doubleheader against the Langley Blaze.

The Junior Premier Mariners have a much busier week, opening play Saturday, June 4 against the Coquitlam Redlegs. On Sunday, June 5, the Junior Ms are back at home hosting the North Delta Blue Jays for a doubleheader at Henderson with games at 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. before the June 7 tilt with the Eagles at Henderson.

On Sunday, June 4, the Carnarvon-based Bantam Black Eagles head to the Mainland to take on Cloverdale, returning Sunday, June 5 to host Nanaimo at Carnarvon. Games go at 12 p.m. and 3 p.m.

The Bantam Red Eagles host Delta Saturday, June 4, with games at Carnarvon at 12 p.m. and 3 p.m.

In local lacrosse action, the Victoria Shamrocks open their week tonight (Friday, June 3), hosting the Maple Ridge Burrards at 7:45 p.m. at the Q Centre. The Shamrocks next play Friday, June 10 , hosting the Langley Thunder at 7:45 p.m. at the Q Centre.

The Intermediate Shamrocks have a three-game week starting Saturday, June 4 when they host Coquitlam at the Q Centre at 1:30 p.m. The  Shamrocks are on the road Sunday, June 5, playing Delta at 4 p.m. before returning home Saturday, June 11 to host Langley at 1:30 p.m. at the Q Centre.

Victoria Junior Shamrocks play returns Saturday, June 4 when the younger squad hosts the Port Coquitlam Saints at 5 p.m. at Q Centre.

The action continues Sunday, June 5 in New Westminster when the Junior ‘Rocks take on the Salmonbellies before the finishing their week Tuesday, June 7, hosting the Nanaimo Timbermen at 8 p.m. at the Q Centre.

Looking ahead

The  University of Victoria hosts the CIS 2017 Women’s National Basketball Championships in Victoria in March 2017 and co-chairs Luanne Krawetz and Tracie Sibbald are looking for volunteers for organizing and planning and for the event.

To lend your support, contact Dave at 250-477-4505 or email cisuvic@gmail.com.

Colin Gall is a local athlete and Grade 11 student at Mt. Doug Secondary. Send your coming sports events to jocktalk@telus.net.