TOP SPORTING EVENTS: JULY 5-10
Baseballs will be flying around UCSB’s Caesar Uyesaka Stadium this week. The Santa Barbara Foresters will conclude a three-game series against the Conejo Oaks on Wednesday evening, July 6. The Foresters (19-7) defeated the Oaks 8-4 in their July 4 game before a large crowd at UCSB. The teams play at Sparky Anderson Field in Thousand Oaks on Tuesday.
Beginning Thursday, the Foresters will host the Rawlings California Cup. They will play the Major League Baseball Academy Barons, the Santa Barbara Stars, and the Oaks in the Santa Barbara bracket of the tournament. The winner will face the team that comes out of San Luis Obispo on Sunday at UCSB. The tournament champion will earn a berth in the National Baseball Congress World Series.
International men’s water polo comes to UCSB on Wednesday night. The Gauchos will take on the national team of Colombia at 7 p.m. at the Campus Pool. Admission is free. UCSB’s lineup features Brian Shoemaker, a junior out of Dos Pueblos High.
The 74th annual Semana Nautica Summer Sports Festival will continue through the weekend. Upcoming events include masters swimming and volleyball, tennis, beach volleyball and a six-mile ocean swim. Information: semananautica.com.
Tuesday, July 5
Running / swimming – Reef & Run Summer Series (1k swim, 1-mile swim, 2-mile run, 4-mile run), Cabrillo Bath House, 6:25 p.m. Continues every Tuesday through September 13. reefandrun.org .
Wednesday, July 6
Running / swimming – Nite Moves Summer Sunset Series (1k swim, 5k run), Leadbetter Beach, 6 p.m. Continues every Wednesday through August 31. runsantabarbara.com.
Baseball – Conejo Oaks at Santa Barbara Foresters, UCSB Caesar Uyesaka Stadium, 5 p.m.
Water polo – Colombia National Team at UCSB, Campus Pool, 7 p.m.
Thursday, July 7
Baseball – Rawlings California Cup at UCSB Caesar Uyesaka Stadium: Santa Barbara Stars vs. Conejo Oaks, 12 p.m.; Santa Barbara Foresters vs. MLB Academy Barons, 4 p.m.
Friday, July 8
Baseball – Rawlings California Cup at UCSB Caesar Uyesaka Stadium: Conejo Oaks vs. MLB Academy Barons, 12 p.m.; Santa Barbara Foresters vs. Santa Barbara Stars, 4 p.m.
Saturday, July 9
Baseball – Rawlings California Cup at UCSB Caesar Uyesaka Stadium: MLB Academy Barons vs. Santa Barbara Stars, 12 p.m.; Santa Barbara Foresters vs. Conejo Oaks, 4 p.m.
Polo – The Foundation Polo Challenge at Santa Barbara Polo & Racquet Club, 3 p.m.
Sunday, July 10
Baseball – Rawlings California Cup Championship at UCSB Caesar Uyesaka Stadium, 2 p.m.
Polo – Robert Skene Trophy at Santa Barbara Polo & Racquet Club, 1 p.m.
RUNNING, WALKING, CYCLING
Saturday, July 9 – Alpha Resource Center Climb the Canyons Cycling Classic, Girsh Park, 8 a.m. Walk & Roll around the park, 10:30 a.m. alphasb.org.
Saturday, July 16 – Run Montecito half marathon, 10K, 5K and kids race, Coast Village Road, 7:30 a.m. blacksmithendurance.com.
Sunday, July 31 – Goleta Beach Triathlon (Olympic – .93-mile swim, 24.8-mile bike, 6.2-mile run; Sprint – 440-yard swim, 8-mile bike, 3.1-mile run; Duathlon – 3.1-mile run, 24.9-mile bike, 3.1-mile run), Goleta Beach Park, 7 a.m. goletabeachtriathlon.com
Thursday, August 18 – Westmonster 5K cross country race, Westmont College, 6:15 p.m. westmont.edu.
Sunday, August 21 – McConnell’s Ice Cream Endurance Events (5K run, 10K run, children’s mile, mile swim, biathlon), Goleta Beach, 8:30 a.m. sbrunning.org.
Saturday, August 27 – Santa Barbara Triathlon, long course (1-mile swim/34-mile bike/10-mile run), East Beach Bathhouse, 7 a.m. sbtriathlon.com.
Sunday, August 28 – Santa Barbara Triathlon, sprint course (500-yard swim/6-mile bike/2-mile run), East Beach Bathhouse, 7 a.m. sbtriathlon.com.
Sunday, September 4 – Pier to Peak Half Marathon, Stearns Wharf to La Cumbre Peak, 6:30 a.m. runsantabarbara.com.
Sunday, September 25 – Carpinteria Triathlon (1.5K swim/40K bike/10K run or 0.5K swim/15K bike/5K run) Carpinteria State Beach, 7:30 a.m. carpinteriatriathlon.com.