Kamloopsian Tyrelle Chadwick will throw the first pitches in Kamloops NorthPaws franchise history.

Kamloopsian Tyrelle Chadwick has been named the Kamloops NorthPaws inaugural opening day starter.

The Illinois State University commit will deliver the first pitches in NorthPaws franchise history Tuesday night against the Edmonton Riverhawks.

The towering 6’4″ right-hander has been playing with the Okotoks Dawgs Academy and had a standout performance in his most recent stint on the Dearborn Ford Field mound during the Best of the West tournament earlier this fall.

“He has earned every bit of this opportunity, he has been stellar with the Dawgs this spring. Plus, it’ll be really cool to have a hometown kid start the season on the mound for us,” said head coach Cole Armstrong.

Chadwick is the son of Ray Chadwick, the former California Angels righty and head coach of the Thompson Rivers University WolfPack baseball team.

The NorthPaws inaugural season roster currently sits at 36 players, though some players will miss the opening series as they continue their national championship pursuit with their respective college teams. Click here to see the full roster.

The Pre-Game Patio Party kicks off at 5pm, featuring live music from Bob Seager Tribute.

Tickets for the NorthPaws first home opener are available here: www.tickets.northpawsbaseball.ca.