Jock Talk: Crack of the bat starts with registration

Colin Gall writes Fridays about coming sports events

For younger baseball fans, registration is underway for Oak Bay Little Leaguers. Those living in north Oak Bay play with National Little League, at Cook and Hillside roads – visit nationallittleleague.org – while south Oak Bay residents register with Beacon Hill Little League. Visit beaconhilllittleleague.pointstreaksites.com to learn more about the spring season, including a new program for intermediate, junior and senior players.

From Carnarvon Ball Club, late registration closes today (Friday, March 9) for softball players born between 1999 and 2012. Visit carnarvonballclub.com/leagues to learn more. Play is set to start April 3.

The Oak Bay-based Victoria Mariners baseball club hosts a fundraising Comedy Night at Hecklers on the Gorge, Saturday, March 17. Enjoy entertaining comedians, food, 50/50 draw and a silent auction. Tickets are $20 per person and are available through team managers – see victoriamariners.pointstreaksites.com/view/victoriamariners for details.

The Castaways men’s junior team kicks off Oak Bay soccer this week when they take on the Peninsula FC at noon Sunday, March 11 a Glasgow Field. Later that day, the Castaways Invicta take on the SPL FC at 2:15 p.m. at Finlayson, while Bays United FC takes on the Prospect Lake Lakers at Oak Bay High at the same time.

Registration is open for the 2018 Oak Bay Half Marathon May 27. Take advantage of early registration pricing through March 15, with all registration open until May 25. Visit oakbayhalf.com to register and learn more.

The University of Victoria Vikes men’s and women’s cross country and track teams are at the U Sports Championship in Windsor, Ont. through Sunday, March 11 – catch the action by subscribing at sportscanada.tv/usports.

Colin Gall writes Fridays about coming sports events.

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