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Sports Highlights: June 8-19


The Santa Barbara Foresters will play six home games in seven days beginning Friday, June 8, at UCSB’s Caesar Uyesaka Stadium. The defending National Baseball Congress champions will take on the Bakersfield Braves, San Diego Force (two games), San Luis Obispo Rattlers and Southern California Halos (two games) during the homestand.

The roster of the Foresters is still taking shape, as players taken in the Major League Draft have the option of beginning their professional careers. “We lose guys to the pros every year,” Coach Bill Pintard said.

The summer polo season is under way at the Santa Barbara Polo & Racquet Club. On Sunday, June 10, the first annual Rubirosa Ambassador Cup will take place there. It is named in honor of Porfirio Rubirosa, a legendary Dominican polo player and diplomat who made worldwide headlines for his romantic adventures.

FUND-RAISERS

Saturday, June 9 – Russ Morrison Jr. Golf Tournament at Santa Barbara Golf Club, 10 a.m. Four-person scramble. www.sbyouthgolf.com.

Summer Solstice Tennis Tournament and Barbecue, Tennis Club of Santa Barbara (2375 Foothill Road), 9:30 a.m. Information: 965-3396.

SCHEDULE OF GAMES

Friday, June 8

Baseball – Bakersfield Braves at Santa Barbara Foresters, UCSB Caesar Uyesaka Stadium, 5 p.m.

Saturday, June 9

Baseball – San Diego Force at Santa Barbara Foresters, UCSB Caesar Uyesaka Stadium, 5:10 p.m.

Sunday, June 10

Baseball – San Diego Force at Santa Barbara Foresters, UCSB Caesar Uyesaka Stadium, 1 p.m.

Polo – Rubirosa Ambassador Cup at Santa Barbara Polo & Racquet Club, 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.

Tuesday, June 12

Baseball – S.L.O. Rattlers at Santa Barbara Foresters, UCSB Caesar Uyesaka Stadium, 5:10 p.m.

Wednesday, June 13

Baseball – Southern California Halos at Santa Barbara Foresters, UCSB Caesar Uyesaka Stadium, 5:10 p.m.

Running / swimming – Nite Moves Summer Sunset Series (1k swim, 5k run), Leadbetter Beach, 6 p.m. Continues every Wednesday through August 29. runsantabarbara.com.

Thursday, June 14

Baseball – Southern California Halos at Santa Barbara Foresters, UCSB Caesar Uyesaka Stadium, 5:10 p.m.

Sunday, June 17

Polo – USPA Intra-Circuit and Ladies Tournament at Santa Barbara Polo & Racquet Club, 1 p.m.

Tuesday, June 19

Baseball – S.L.O. Blues at Santa Barbara Foresters, UCSB Caesar Uyesaka Stadium, 5:10 p.m.

RUNNING, WALKINGCYCLING

Thursday, June 21 – Reef & Run Summer Series (500m swim, 1k swim, 1-mile swim; 2-mile run, 4-mile run), East Beach Bath House, 6:30 p.m. Continues every Thursday through August 30. reefandrun.org.

SEMANA NAUTICA 2012

June 23-July 14 – Semana Nautica (“marine week”) began in the 1930s when Santa Barbara residents organized sporting activities with visiting Navy seamen. It evolved into an annual sports festival open to the public around the July 4 holiday. There is no charge for spectators at any event, but the festival’s primary objective is to encourage participation. Events in the 75th Semana Nautica include age-group and masters swimming, ocean swims, flying disc competitions, a 15-kilometer run, beach volleyball, beach soccer, softball, tennis, and a cardboard kayak race. Information: semananautica.com.

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