Oregon State University’s sophomore outfielder Wade Meckler and freshman utility player Brady Kasper have signed with the NorthPaws for 2021.
“Kamloops, I saw pictures of it and it just looks awesome... That looks like somewhere I want to be for the summer.”
“Adam is just a really good ball player. Not only is he one of our best pitchers, but he’s also one of our best hitters,” said Sammie Starr, Maier’s assistant coach with both the NorthPaws and Thunderbirds. “As soon as he stepped on campus, he was one of our better players and impact players.”
Mitch Moralez is the newest addition to the Kamloops NorthPaws.
The middle infielder from Temecula, Calif. is a junior a Division I University of Utah Valley and the most experienced player signed to the NorthPaws 2021 roster.
“I’ve heard nothing but great things about the West Coast League. I’ve got a lot of buddies from down here in Southern California that have got the opportunity to play in it. Everyone has said nothing but good things,” Moralez said. “Competition wise it is one of the best leagues to get a chance play in, so when I got the opportunity, I was really excited.”
The Kamloops NorthPaws have added another Spartan to the inaugural roster.
Right-handed pitcher Trevor Allen from Los Gatos, Calif. will join his San Jose State University teammates Dalton Bowling and Joe Sassi in Kamloops next summer.
Allen has only made three appearances for the Spartans, due to the shortened 2020 season, but he was a standout player during his tenure at Los Gatos High School. He posted a 14-1 record, including a perfect 9-0 record with five complete games, two shutouts, 41 strikeouts and a 1.27 ERA during his senior year.