The Kamloops NorthPaws have strengthened their inaugural rotation with two freshman pitchers from the University of British Columbia Thunderbirds. Vic Domingo and Sean Heppner are following very parallel paths through their baseball development. They both grew up playing in the BC Premier Baseball League, they simultaneously attended the 2019 Tournament 12 showcase hosted by the Blue Jays Baseball Academy, they are dorm mates for their freshman season with the Thunderbirds, and they will...
The Kamloops NorthPaws have added another powerful bat to the inaugural infield.
Dalton Bowling, a sophomore corner infielder from NCAA Division I San Jose State University (SJSU), adds another bat with big pop to the NorthPaws lineup.
“Dalton was a highly touted prospect out of high school,” says head coach Cole Armstrong. “With a big bat and strong glove, he really fits how we’re trying to build our roster. We have a good mix of guys who can hit for power and play solid defense at the corners.”
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.
The Kamloops NorthPaws signed another home province talent as University of British Columbia Thunderbirds shortstop Mike Fitzsimmons has committed for the 2021 summer season. “Mike is a really good defender, brings energy, plays hard. He’ll be a menace on the base paths, he’s quick,” said Sammie Starr, assistant coach with both the NorthPaws and Thunderbirds. Fitzsimmons is a sophomore from Chilliwack who primarily plays shortstop and is also comfortable shifting to play second or third...
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the Kamloops Northpaws
The Kamloops NorthPaws is the newest team to join the West Coast League. The team will be made up of NCAA Division 1 and 2 players as well as local athletes and the inaugural season starts in the summer of 2021. The level of play in the West Coast League is outstanding, ranking among baseball’s top summer collegiate leagues, which will make for the highest calibre of baseball Kamloops has ever seen. The season is 54 games, including 27 home games to be played at Norbrock Stadium.
1500 Island Pkwy, Kamloops BC
Norbrock Stadium is a professional-sized baseball field that seats approximately 1,500 spectators. The stadium hosts multiple softball and baseball events in Kamloops each year, and was built in as a 1967 Canada Centennial Project on McArthur Island Park.