Tommy Green is looking forward to the 2021 season to finally get back into a ball game and to do so in his home province for the first time since 2018.
Green, the newest member of the Kamloops NorthPaws infield, did not see any game action in 2020.
The redshirt sophomore shortstop at Cuesta College, a junior college in California, fractured his hand before the season opener. Once it had healed, the COVID-19 pandemic had already put an end to the season.
Ryan Beitel did not sign with the University of British Columbia Thunderbirds expecting to be part of the pitching staff.
No, the NorthPaws’ newest pitcher was primarily a shortstop growing up playing minor baseball in Cloverdale and for the Langley Blaze of the BC Premier Baseball League.
Beitel pitched about 10 times in high school, but one of those outings happened to be against the son of Thunderbirds’ head coach Chris Pritchett.
“I just happened to throw a no-hitter that night..."
The Kamloops NorthPaws have added Tyler Wilson to the inaugural roster. The Wilson name is familiar to baseball fans in B.C. His father, Steve, is from Victoria and went on to play six seasons in the Majors as a pitcher. The younger Wilson, now a freshman at Grand Canyon University, is looking to follow in his father’s footsteps, albeit via a vastly different path. He lists his hometown as Chandler, Ariz., but Tyler spent the first nine years of his life living in Taiwan, where Steve had...
The Kamloops NorthPaws have added Arizonian Ty Siffermann to their inaugural outfield.
“He’s a tremendous athlete. He can absolutely fly and he’s extremely strong,” Armstrong said. “He made plays last summer that, if there was a camera there, it would’ve made the Top 10 on SportsCentre.”
“Just wait until you see this guy go catch a ball in centre field.”