Four Royals invited to camp

Parksville Royals prove fertile ground for BCU17 Select Camp

Brian Pawlina in action on the mound for the Royals.

Brian Pawlina in action on the mound for the Royals.

Comox Valley Baseball alumnus Bryan Pawlina has been invited to the B.C. U17 Select Camp, to be held July 12-15 in Langley.

Forty-five players will be put through their paces for the three days, with the top 20 players then being chosen to represent B.C. at the prestigious Canada Cup tournament, to be held Aug. 9-15 in Moncton, New Brunswick.

Pawlina plays for the Parksville Royals of the BC Premier Baseball League. A pitcher/middle infielder, he has emerged this season as a reliable and effective starting pitcher for the club. In his last four starts he has posted a solid 3-1 record, allowing only five runs over 24 innings and striking out 40 batters. He is currently fourth overall in the entire PBL for strikeouts and boasts a 1.67 ERA.

Pawlina will join four Royals teammates at the Select Camp — former CVBA/Blizzard and Junior National team player Clayton Isherwood (pitcher), Blizz alumni Josh Croft (infield) and MacKenzie Parlow (catcher) and Liam Joyce (pitcher) from Duncan.

— Comox Valley Record/Black Press