Head to Carnarvon Ballpark this weekend for the best of the best of provincial pee wee baseball. The Pee Wee AAA Red and Black Eagles are hosting the pee wee AAA Provincial Championships, continuing through July 26.
Here’s your guide to catching the Victoria teams in action:
Following yesterday’s Day 1 action that had Victoria Black take on Burnaby and Victoria Red face Ladner, followed by the opening ceremonies, Victoria Red opens play this morning (Friday, July 24) at 9 a.m. versus Vancouver. Victoria Black follows at noon versus Kamloops. Victoria Red is back in action at 3 p.m., taking on Coquitlam-Moody, followed by Victoria Black playing Richmond at 6 p.m.
Victoria Red opens play Saturday morning at 9 am. against Cloverdale, while Bantam Black faces Abbotsford at noon. Semi-finals begin at 10 a.m. Sunday, with the final at 2 p.m.
Also this weekend, Hollywood Park is hosting the 2015 Softball National Championship Tournament July 25 to 29. The five-day tournament features teams from across Canada at both Majors, for 11 and 12-year-olds, and Juniors, for 13 and 14-year-olds. Both are vying for a place at the Little League Softball World Series in August. For more information, visit www.beaconhilllittleleague.org.
And still more in the world of baseball … the BC Premier Baseball League championships are also coming, with the hosting Victoria Eagles welcoming teams July 31 to Aug. 3. The best four teams in the Premier Baseball League will be playing at Royal Athletic Park. Watch for more information after the Final 8 play-downs this weekend…
As this year’s Carnarvon-based Bantam Black Eagles – B.C. champions – get ready for nationals in Vaughan, Ont., planning has for next year.
Registration is under way for the Eagles’ Bantam Tier 1 and Tier 2 teams. Tryouts for the Tier 1 Eagles start Aug. 3. For more information about this year’s tryout, visit victoriaeagles.com
For a different kind of field action, two Greater Victoria games are on the calendar for the Victoria and District Cricket Association this weekend. On Saturday, July 25, The Incogs host United at St. Michaels University School. The following day, the Islanders Cricket Club host Cowichan at Beacon Hill Park. Both games begin at 12:30 p.m.
Looking forward to fall, registration is under way for the Victoria Football League, with practices set to begin Aug. 11. For more information, including information about player draw areas/boundaries for individual teams, visit www.victoriafootball.ca
Devon Gall is a local athlete, avid sports fan and Mt. Doug Secondary student. Email your sports events to firstname.lastname@example.org