There could be as many as four games left in the Santa Barbara Foresters’ 2010 baseball season, but they’ll be taking them one at a time starting today (Tue., Aug. 17) at the 76th National Baseball Congress World Series. At 3 p.m., California time, the Foresters will face the Sedalia (Missouri) Bombers in an elimination game.

After Santa Barbara sailed through its first two games of the tournament last week, an 8-2 loss to the Liberal (Kansas) Bee Jays sent it to the losers’ bracket. Liberal is one of two teams still undefeated. In their first do-or-die game Sunday night, the Foresters came from behind to knock out the Derby (Kansas) Twins, 5-4 in 10 innings.

There will be no days off for the Foresters the rest of the week, unless they lose. The team’s progress can be followed on Today’s game will be broadcast on AM 1490.

While the Foresters try to survive in the heat of the Midwest, local athletes can put themselves to the test this week in three fitness challenges, the weekly Reef & Run and Nite Moves, and Sunday’s McConnell’s Endurance Events.

Tuesday, August 10

Baseball – Santa Barbara Foresters vs. Sedalia (Mo.) Bombers at NBC World Series in Wichita, Kansas, 3 p.m. PDT.

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 7.

Wednesday, August 11

Baseball – Santa Barbara Foresters at NBC World Series in Wichita, Kansas.

Running / swimming – Nite Moves Summer Sunset Series (1k swim, 5k run), Leadbetter Beach, 6 p.m. Continues every Wednesday through September 1.

Thursday, August 12

Baseball – Santa Barbara Foresters at NBC World Series in Wichita, Kansas.

Friday, August 13

Baseball – Santa Barbara Foresters at NBC World Series in Wichita, Kansas.

Sunday, August 15

Running/swimming – McConnell’s Ice Cream Endurance Events (5K run, 10K run, children’s mile, mile swim, biathlon), Goleta Beach, 8:30 a.m.

Polo – Bombardier Pacific Coast Open at Santa Barbara Polo & Racquet Club, first-round games at 10 a.m., 12 p.m. and 3 p.m.


Thursday, August 19 – Westmonster 5K Run, Westmont College Lovik Field, 6:15 p.m.

Saturday, August 28 – Santa Barbara Triathlon, long course (1-mile swim/34-mile bike/10-mile run), East Beach Bathhouse, 7 a.m.

Sunday, August 29 – Santa Barbara Triathlon, sprint course (500-yard swim/6-mile bike/2-mile run), East Beach Bathhouse, 7 a.m.

Sunday, September 5 – Pier to Peak Half Marathon, Stearns Wharf to La Cumbre Peak, 6:30 a.m.

Sunday, September 26 – Carpinteria Triathlon (1.5K swim/40K bike/10K run or 0.5K swim/15K bike/5K run) Carpinteria State Beach, 7:30 a.m.

Sunday, October 10 – Goleta Valley Cycling Club People Powered Ride (century, metric century and 30-miler), Hans Christian Andersen Park, Solvang, 6:30 a.m.

Saturday, October 23 – Santa Barbara Century bicycle ride, Leadbetter Beach, 7 a.m. For experienced riders.

Saturday, November 6 – Santa Barbara International Marathon, Dos Pueblos High School to SBCC, 6:30 a.m. Half Marathon, Tuckers Grove to SBCC, 6:30 a.m.


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