Ty Penner hits a double during the NorthPaws inaugural season. Photo Credit: Allen Douglas

Kamloops NorthPaws infielder Ty Penner is the first player from the expansion franchise to sign a professional contract.

The University of British Columbia sophomore signed as a free agent with the Philadelphia Phillies following the 2022 MLB Draft.

The 6’4″ left-handed bat from Lethbridge, AB hit for a .214 average with three doubles, three RBI and one home run in 15 games for the NorthPaws during the 2022 season.

He hit for a .337 average with 11 home runs and 46 RBI in 52 games with the UBC Thunderbirds this past collegiate season.

Good luck with the Phillies Ty!

Ty Penner