Jock Talk: Get ready to play ball this spring

Colin Gall writes Fridays about coming local sports events

Get ready to play ball.

Carnarvon Ball Club’s spring season baseball registration closes this weekend. Players must register by March 2, with player assessments starting soon after and the season opening April 8.

On the softball side, Carnarvon players born between 1999 and 2012 can register to March 1, with a $50 surcharge for late registration until March 9. Visit carnarvonballclub.com/leagues to learn more. Play is set to start April 3.

Registration is also underway for South Oak Bay Little League players with Beacon Hill Little League, including a new program for intermediate, junior and senior players. Visit beaconhilllittleleague.pointstreaksites.com to learn more.

North Oak Bay Little League players can head to the park at Cook and Hillside roads for in-person registration Sunday, March 4 from 1 to 4 p.m. Online registration is also available – visit nationallittleleague.org.

The University of Victoria Vikes men’s and women’s cross country teams prepare for the U Sports Championship in Windsor, Ont. beginning Thursday, March 8. The men’s premier rugby squad is at the University of British Columbia, the men’s and women’s rowers stay local, competing in the Elk Lake Spring Regatta this Saturday and Sunday, March 3 and 4.

Head to the UVic campus Sunday, March 4, when the men’s field hockey team welcomes the United Brothers Field Hockey Club. Play gets underway on the turf field at 12:30 p.m.

Join Oak Bay’s Castaway Wanderers on the road Saturday, March 3 when the men (Premier, Premier Reserve and Div. 1) and women take on Juan de Fuca. Visit cwrugby.com for the full schedule.

Turning to soccer, the Div. 3B Castaways FC visits the Prospect Lake Lakers at 7 p.m. this Saturday, March 3 at Layritz. The next day, Sunday, March 4, takes the Div. 4A Castaways Invite to play the Saanich Fusion Spartans at 2:15 p.m. at Tyndall Park.

Colin Gall writes Fridays about coming local sports events.

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