Mariners host Okanagan in baseball double-headers

What's happening this week in Oak Bay's sports community

Oak Bay’s Carmen Andiel and Sophie DeGoede chase down St. Michaels University School’s Gabby Freer in the Ryan Cup final Tuesday. The No. 1-ranked Oak Bay

Baseball fans head to the diamond this weekend when the Premier Victoria Mariners host four games at home.

This Saturday, May 14, and Sunday, May 15, the Mariners host the Okanagan Athletics with doubleheaders both days at Layritz Park. Games open at 3 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. Sunday.

Meanwhile, the Junior Premier Mariners hold the field at Oak Bay’s Henderson Park with doubleheaders Saturday, May 14 and Sunday, May 15 against the Okanagan Athletics. Games start at 3 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. Sunday.

While the Mariners are at home, cross-town PBL rivals the Premier Victoria Eagles head to Vancouver to face the White Rock Tritons in a doubleheader on Saturday, before taking on the North Delta Blue Jays Sunday.

The Junior Premier Eagles host the Whalley Chiefs Saturday, May 14 in a doubleheader at Lambrick Park. Game 1 opens at 12 p.m. and Game 2 at 2:30 p.m. On Sunday, May 15, the JP Eagles hit the road to take on the White Rock Tritons.

The May 29 Oak Bay Half Marathon is rapidly approaching but runners who register before May 26 still enjoy a discount. Learn more at raceonline.ca.

The details are still to be determined about the Senior Girls’ Rugby Championships but they will take place Friday, May 13. Stay tuned to lowerislandschoolsports.ca for updates.

On Saturday, May 14, the University Cricket team plays United at 12 p.m. at Beacon Hill Park.

In midweek cricket, the Stonewallers play Beagle at Windsor Park at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, May 17 and on Wednesday, May 18 the Pigs Trotters play Fernwood Inn at 6 p.m. at Windsor Park.

Colin Gall is an athlete and Grade 11 student at Mt. Doug High School. Send sports events to jocktalk@telus.net.