SCHEDULE FOR FRIDAY, AUGUST 3
On the fast-pitch softball diamonds…
The Super-8 International Softball Under-14 Girls and Boys Super Series continues today and runs through Sunday at Bob Van Impe Stadium and Joe Gallagher Field. There is a New Zealand team in both the girls and boys draws. There are seven other girls teams from across Saskatchewan and two other Saskatoon boys teams taking part. On today’s schedule…
Girls Division at Bob Van Impe Stadium
New Zealand vs Twin City Angels—6 p.m.
New Zealand vs Battlefords Bandits—8 p.m.
Saskatoon Raiders vs Southey Eagles—10 p.m.
Boys Division at Joe Gallagher Field
New Zealand vs Sask Prairie Selects—6:30 p.m.
Sask Prairie Selects vs Saskatoon Fury Selects—8:30 p.m.
(results at sasasoftball.ca or faxed in)
The Canadian Under-23 Men’s Championship continues today and runs through Sunday in St. Leonard, Quebec. Eight teams are taking part in the round-robin plus playoffs format, including the Saskatoon Junior Diamondbacks. They have 4 wins, 1 loss…good for 2nd place. On their schedule today…
Saskatoon Diamondbacks vs Nova Scotia-East Hants–9 a.m.
Saskatoon Diamondbacks vs Prince Edward Island–2 p.m.
The Canadian Under-16 Boys Championship continues today and runs through Sunday in Innerkip, Ontario. Nine teams are taking part in the round-robin plus playoffs format, including the Saskatoon Selects. They have 1 win, 4 losses…tied for 6th place. On their schedule today…
Saskatoon Selects vs Nova Scotia-East Hants—7:30 a.m.
Saskatoon Selects vs Newfoundland—Noon
Saskatoon Selects vs New Brunswick—6:30 p.m.
(results at softball.ca)
There’s live thoroughbred horse racing at Marquis Downs. First post time is 6:35 p.m.
It’s “Free Spectator Weekend” at Saskatchewan International Raceway (S-I-R). Tonight’s racing features Street Legal vehicles. Gates open to the public at 5:30 with racing from 6 p.m. to dusk.
Major League Baseball:
American League—7 night games, including
Toronto Blue Jays at Seattle Mariners—8:10 p.m.
Inter-League—1 night game
Houston Astros at Los Angeles Dodgers—8:10 p.m.
National League—1 day game, 6 night
Canadian Football League–Week 8 of the season continues:
Hamilton Tiger-Cats at Montreal Alouettes—5:30 p.m.
(The Saskatchewan Roughriders are off until Sunday, August 19th when they play host to the Calgary Stampeders. Game time is 5 p.m. at Mosaic Stadium in Regina. The Green and White have 3 wins, 4 losses for 6 points…good for 4th place in the West Division.)
Hockey Canada’s Summer Under-18 Men’s Team is getting ready to take part in the Hlinka-Gretzky Cup. It starts Monday and runs through Saturday, August 11th in Edmonton and Red Deer. The Canadian team includes a trio of Saskatoon Blades…goaltender Nolan Maier and centre Kirby Dach while Bridge City Bunch head coach Mitch Love is an assistant coach with Team Canada. The host nation will play a pre-tournament game tomorrow in Red Deer against the Czech Republic. Canada’s first tournament test is Monday night in Edmonton against Switzerland.