A League of Their Own
Want to know what baseball players look and play like before they dabble with big-muscle drugs? Check out these college boys. Western Carolina University and reigning champs College of Charleston are leading the Southern Conference standings thus far, but any of the other eight teams can steal the thunder in this double elimination conference tournament held at Joseph P. Riley Jr. Stadium. Games started yesterday (May 22) and the championship game will be held May 26 at 7 p.m. All-session passes are $30 and daily passes are $10. Visit www.SoConSports.com for team schedules and times. —Lindsay Sainlar
Adult Swim Strikes Again
Broad-shouldered humans will freestyle swim 2.4 miles around the Charleston Harbor this Saturday at 8:15 a.m. in the Sixth Annual Lowcountry Splash Open Water Swim. This Logan Rutledge Children’s Foundation-sponsored race will start at the Hobcaw Yacht Club and pass under the Arthur Ravenel Jr. Bridge, shoot along the shoreline of Mt. Pleasant past the Yorktown, and end at the Charleston Harbor Marina and Resort at Patriots Point. Swimmers can expect the water temperature to be in the 70-degree range. Online registration at www.rcctherapy.com ends May 24 at 9 a.m. and fees are $45. —Lindsay Sainlar
Shhh… Old People are Playing Golf
The Senior PGA Championship is the oldest and most prestigious event in senior golf, and the 68th championship is taking place this weekend at The Ocean Course at Kiawah Island Golf Resort. The likes of Dave Stockton, Tom Watson, Hale Irwin, and Craig Stadler are among those hoping to make khaki-wearing fans clap quietly from May 22-27. For tickets, call 1-800-742-4653 or visit www.pga.com/seniorpga/2007. Otherwise the tournament will air on USA on May 24-25 from 1-3 p.m. and on NBC on May 26-27 from 3-6 p.m. —Lindsay Sainlar
Head Butts Hurt,Don’t They?
It’s a no-hands Memorial Day celebration with the Lowcountry Soccer Festival filling up area fields with men’s, women’s, and coed teams vying for champion bragging rights. This year’s World Cup-formatted tournament will be played at West Ashley Park, Bayview Soccer Complex, and Ackerman Park throughout the day on May 26. Day two starts at 8 a.m. and ends with games at 5:30 p.m. at both Bayview and Ackerman. Check out the Rec. Dept.’s website at www.charlestoncity.info for more info. —Lindsay Sainlar
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